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Manchester City’s Demi Stokes eyes glory in familiar Continental Cup final

Left-back is confident her side can exact revenge on Arsenal in repeat of last year’s League Cup showpieceDemi Stokes sounds slightly surprised. “I didn’t actually know they’d won it that many times,” says the Manchester City and England left-back. “Bu…

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Christian Atsu: ‘Sometimes what’s happened to me seems like a miracle’

Newcastle winger remains close to his roots in Ghana and takes inspiration from ‘father figure’ Rafael BenítezIt is a very long way from Ghana’s Ada Foah to Hillsong church on Newcastle’s Westgate Road – and not merely in miles. Christian Atsu has made…

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Marquis of Doncaster struts into Palace on mission to cause Cup upset

Rovers’ mischievous striker John Marquis is ready to ruffle feathers against Crystal Palace in the League One club’s first FA Cup fifth-round tie for 63 yearsAt first, John Marquis did not really warm to the idea of moving to Doncaster. “I was umming a…

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Rafael Benítez backs Miguel Almirón to make instant impact at Newcastle

• £21m record signing to make debut against Wolves• Manager says midfielder has impressed in trainingAfter persuading Mike Ashley to break Newcastle’s transfer record by spending £21m on importing Miguel Almirón from MLS, Rafael Benítez could be forgiv…

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Rafael Benítez backs Miguel Almirón to make instant impact at Newcastle

• £21m record signing to make debut against Wolves• Manager says midfielder has impressed in trainingAfter persuading Mike Ashley to break Newcastle’s transfer record by spending £21m on importing Miguel Almirón from MLS, Rafael Benítez could be forgiv…

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Miguel Almirón aims to become Newcastle’s new angel of the north

The Magpies’ new record signing cannot wait to start playing for Rafael Benítez and pays no heed to his weighty price tagMiguel Almirón has a biblical quotation tattooed on the inside of his right wrist. It is a quote from John:14:6, declaring: “I am t…

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Riteesh Mishra juggles jobs but keeps Charlton in hunt for Women’s FA Cup

The head coach, who leads them in Sunday’s FA Cup tie with Huddersfield, also works at Deloitte and advises young athletesWhen people ask Riteesh Mishra what he does, they invariably appear puzzled by the response. “I tell them I dual career,” says the…

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Rafael Benítez relaxes after his brinkmanship boosts Newcastle’s on-field options

United head to Tottenham on Saturday in an improved mood after a decent week which involved beating the champions and increasing the size of their squadThe uneasy coalition between lofty ambition and brutal pragmatism at Newcastle United endures, with …

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Newcastle break club transfer record to sign Miguel Almirón from Atlanta

• Paraguayan player joins for record fee in region of £21m• ‘It’s a great responsibility, something beautiful for me’Miguel Almirón has become the most expensive signing of the Mike Ashley era at Newcastle United, with his £21m move from Atlanta United…

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Sunderland employee arrested on suspicion of sexual grooming of boy

• Man, 60, released under investigation by police• Club reported allegations and has suspended individualAn employee of Sunderland AFC has been arrested on suspicion of the sexual grooming of a boy but released under investigation pending further inqui…

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Sheffield Wednesday steel for Chelsea with Steve Bruce refreshed and ready

Uncertainty engulfs a club aiming to welcome their incoming boss by dethroning the FA Cup holders at Stamford BridgexSnow forced the closure of the trans-Pennine Snake Pass early last week but fell too soon to affect Steve Bruce’s commute across the Pe…

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Durham’s ‘accidental manager’ sets sights on promotion to WSL

Buoyed by recent victory over Manchester United, Durham are thriving without the need for attachment to a men’s clubIt is a clear, crisp, good-to-be-alive January day in a green, wooded Durham valley and Lee Sanders has a bright future to map out.Benea…

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England call up Demi Stokes and Jade Moore for Qatar training camp

• Karen Carney recalled by Phil Neville in 28-strong squad• Camp part of preparation for SheBelieves Cup in the USA strong England women’s squad will head to Qatar next week where Phil Neville is holding an eight-day training camp at Doha’s Aspire Acad…

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Sunderland meet Newcastle – but this is not the derby everyone wants | Louise Taylor

The Premier League side’s youngsters visit the Stadium of Light in the Checkatrade Trophy but Sunderland’s Jack Ross wants to face their north-east rivals in the Premier LeagueThe big news on Wearside on Monday revolved around Peter Reid’s hair transpl…

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Michael Jolley set to test methods against ‘role model’ Roy Hodgson | Louise Taylor

Grimsby’s manager says he cannot think of ‘anyone better’ to learn from than his counterpart at Crystal PalaceAt first glance, Michael Jolley and Roy Hodgson might not seem to have much in common but the reality is very different. Admittedly, they are …

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‘Do what is right’: Newcastle fan groups urge Mike Ashley to sell or invest funds

• Eight supporters’ group write letter to club owner• ‘To fail to do so, would seem both reckless and foolish’A fans collective comprising of eight separate Newcastle United supporters groups and fanzines have joined forces to write an open letter to t…

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Rafael Benítez hoping home truths help keep Newcastle in Premier League

• Out-of-form Newcastle face Manchester United on Wednesday• ‘Everyone, players, staff, has to realise it is so difficult for us’José Mourinho’s often stark candour won few hearts and minds at Manchester United but Rafael Benítez believes his own brand…

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2019, World Cup fever No 2: England and Scotland go for glory in France | Louise Taylor

The 2019 Women’s World Cup is set to be the most competitive yet and England, who meet Scotland in their opening game on 9 June, are genuine contendersJill Ellis did not ponder the question for long. The USA’s English-born manager had just been asked i…

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Sir Alex Ferguson offers Ole Gunnar Solskjær helping hand at United

• Former manager gave pep talks to Solskjær and his staff• Ferguson recovering from last spring’s brain haemorrhageSir Alex Ferguson provided encouragement and a series of informal pep talks for Ole Gunnar Solskjær and the Manchester United manager’s s…

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Solskjær has brought back the Pogba I used to know, says Lingard

• Lingard credits manager with restoring Pogba’s confidence• Solskjær wants Manchester United to kill games early, he saysJesse Lingard believes Ole Gunnar Solskjær has ensured a bright New Year for Manchester United by turning back time and restoring …