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Manchester City’s Lauren Hemp stars but Chelsea survive to stay on course | Louise Taylor

The champions were given a fright at the Academy Stadium in an enthralling advertisement for the WSL’s progress Before kick-off Emma Hayes told her players she did not want to end up watching a thriller yet, for once, even a team as accustomed to being…

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Burnley’s Lauren Bracewell: ‘United is the biggest game for most of us’

The penalty-saving specialist vows Burnley will not roll over in their Women’s FA Cup tie against Manchester United on Sunday“I’ll let you have a guess,” says Lauren Bracewell, smiling. Burnley’s goalkeeper has just been asked about the type of tactics…

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Pep Guardiola’s positive psychology puts out Dortmund fireworks | Louise Taylor

Attempts to ruffle Manchester City feathers by home fans did not work and City then neutralised Erling HaalandThe explosions were so loud some hotel staff feared the building was shaking. Three times during the early hours of Wednesday morning Dortmund…

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Brighton’s Aileen Whelan: ‘I’ll concentrate on child psychology after retiring’

The forward, who divides her time between football and working as a play therapist, says Brighton can be a force in the WSLAileen Whelan has a double life. The Brighton forward holds a masters degree in child psychology and spends time away from footba…

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‘Conned by Son’: Solskjær’s cheat claim sparks Mourinho fury

Manchester United manager criticised player for staying downTottenham reveal Son received racist abuse on social mediaJosé Mourinho diverted attention from Tottenham’s diminishing hopes of Champions League qualification after their 3-1 home defeat by M…

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Devilish Solskjær deals fiendish blow to Spurs’ Champions League hopes | Louise Taylor

Manchester United manager has taken his side 14 points clear of Spurs, six months after losing 6-1 to themJosé or Ole? Who would you choose as a nextdoor neighbour? Granted, appearances can deceive, but surely there’s an obvious winner.Who wants moody,…

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England Women’s defence exposed in friendly defeat by France

France 3-1 EnglandSandy Baltimore’s dribbling highlight for home sideEngland’s now familiar defensive shortcomings undid them once again as a supposedly weakened France revelled in bisecting Hege Riise’s backline in Caen where Sandy Baltimore’s dribbli…

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‘To our real heroes’: Saint-Maximin donates gifts to Newcastle NHS workers

French winger includes chocolates and vouchersHe salutes hospital staff as ‘the best team of my city’Allan Saint-Maximin has donated more than 60 care packages to NHS workers on Tyneside. These gifts include luxury confectionary boxes created by French…

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Birmingham respond to women’s team complaints and reveal St Andrew’s plan

Club say they are committed to women’s team Team will share stadium with men if they stay in WSLEngland’s Ellen White has strongly criticised the working conditions at Birmingham but the Midlands club have hit back by saying they are committed to the w…

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Hege Riise urges England’s women to be bold on visit to France

Lionesses play first away game in more than a year on FridayInterim coach names GB Olympic squad next monthHege Riise has instructed England to be both brave and precise in their first match on foreign soil for more than than a year against France in C…

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‘I was in a dark place’: Bardsley aims to grab England spot after injury hell

Goalkeeper says move on loan to OL Reign in the US has reignited a fire in her and she wants a second taste of the OlympicsThe first time Karen Bardsley met Hege Riise she blanked England’s interim manager. “We have to wear masks so I pretty much walke…

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Everton’s Megan Finnigan: ‘You learn so much from talking to Jill Scott’

The versatile defender on her new-found passion for yoga, dog-walking in lockdown and why she harbours England ambitionsA year ago, Megan Finnigan would have declined all invitations to yoga classes. “I never thought I’d be the type who got into it,” s…

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Tottenham’s José Mourinho blames instability for Newcastle’s late equaliser

2-2 draw at Newcastle stops Spurs moving up to fourthMourinho: ‘We create instability to ourselves’A quietly furious José Mourinho said his players were to blame for allowing Arsenal loanee Joe Willock to score a late equaliser that salvaged a point fo…

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Guardiola claims there is ‘big chance’ he will not sign striker to replace Agüero

Manchester City manager says he could promote from withinHe also points to ‘economic problems in world football’Pep Guardiola has claimed Manchester City may promote from within rather than sign an expensive, high-profile replacement for their outgoing…

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Guardiola claims there is ‘big chance’ he will not sign striker to replace Agüero

Manchester City manager says he could promote from withinHe also points to ‘economic problems in world football’Pep Guardiola has claimed Manchester City may promote from within rather than sign an expensive, high-profile replacement for their outgoing…

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Newcastle suffer blow with Callum Wilson injury absence set to continue

Striker in effect ruled out of Tottenham visit by BruceBruce ‘taking no notice’ of poll that 95% of fans want him outNewcastle’s hopes of avoiding relegation have been dented by a delay in Callum Wilson’s return to first-team action. The former Bournem…

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Manchester City fall shy as Barça make Women’s Champions League semis

Man City 2-1 Barcelona (Beckie 20, Mewis 68pen; Oshoala 59)Barça reach Champions League semi-finals 4-2 on aggregateAnyone unfamiliar with the concept of “gallant defeat” need have looked no further than Manchester City for a perfect definition on Wedn…

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FA to use psychological profiling to help appoint England Women captain

Achilles injury rules Steph Houghton out of friendlies Riise: ‘There will be some discussions with the psychologist’The Football Association is deploying psychological profiling to help Hege Riise select the player to replace Steph Houghton as England’…

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Be brave, Taylor tells Manchester City Women before Barcelona return leg

City lost 3-0 in first leg of Champions League quarter-final‘It is an uphill task but we’re confident,’ says managerGareth Taylor has reminded his Manchester City players that fortune favours the brave as they endeavour to overturn a 3-0 first-leg defi…

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Peter Lorimer: a Leeds legend who had dynamite in his boots

Midfielder could strike a ball at more than 100mph and became Leeds’ record scorer after making his debut aged 15Peter Lorimer invariably struck the ball so hard it seemed almost surprising his shots did not leave vapour trails as they flew, inexorably…