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Rangers thrash Motherwell to stay top while Celtic keep up the pressure

Cedric Itten gets his first Rangers goals in 5-1 win at Fir ParkMohamed Elyounoussi puts gloss on Celtic’s 3-0 win over HibsRangers extended their unbeaten Scottish Premiership start to nine matches with a convincing 5-1 win at Motherwell which keeps t…

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Southampton’s Danny Ings quick off mark to sink former club Burnley

Sean Dyche’s 400th game in management ended in a 1-0 defeat to Southampton as Burnley suffered a second consecutive loss to open their Premier League campaign.Danny Ings scored against his former club just five minutes in and the Saints survived sustai…

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Derby humbled again as old boy Bradley Johnson hits two for Blackburn

Bradley Johnson returned to Pride Park to inspire Blackburn to a 4-0 victory and condemn Derby to their worst start for 28 years. Johnson, who left Derby in July 2019, scored twice as Rovers ripped County apart, with Tyrhys Dolan and Adam Armstrong als…

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João Pedro claims birthday winner as Watford edge past Luton

João Pedro celebrated his 19th birthday with the winning goal in a win for Watford over Luton, a game his side should have won more comfortably. The fixture between the rivals had not been played since April 2006 but although the match was played behin…

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Huddersfield sink Nottingham Forest to raise pressure on Sabri Lamouchi

Carlos Corberán got his first win as the Huddersfield manager as they beat Nottingham Forest to leave their visitors pointless and goalless after three Championship matches.Fraizer Campbell volleyed home spectacularly on 54 minutes after Harry Toffolo …

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Europa League qualifying roundup: Elyounoussi fires Celtic past Riga

Norwegian’s 90th-minute goal secures 1-0 win in LatviaMotherwell exit with 3-0 defeat to Hapoel Be’er Sheva Mohamed Elyounoussi’s last-gasp strike ensured Celtic avoided another European nightmare as they scraped to a 1-0 win over Riga.The Hoops were l…

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Nairo Quintana denies wrongdoing over alleged doping at Tour de France

Arkea-Samsic team under investigation after hotel raid‘I do not have anything to hide,’ says Colombian riderNairo Quintana has denied any wrongdoing and said no illegal substances were found during a search of his hotel room by authorities during the T…

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Leyton Orient players test positive with Covid-19 to put Spurs cup tie in doubt

Training ground and stadium closed before Carabao Cup gameUnclear if Tuesday’s match will be forfeited or rescheduledLeyton Orient’s Carabao Cup tie with Tottenham is in doubt after a number of players at the League Two club tested positive for coronav…

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Manchester City’s Ilkay Gündogan tests positive for Covid before Wolves opener

Midfielder will miss two further matches in cup and leagueClub say he is ‘observing a 10-day period of self-isolation’The Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gündogan has tested positive for Covid-19 and is in self-isolation as the club prepare to play th…

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‘My best friend plays for City’: Leicester confirm signing of Cengiz Under

Foxes agree season-long loan with option to buy from RomaTurkish international is close friends with Caglar SoyuncuLeicester have agreed terms for the signing of the Turkish winger Cengiz Under on a season-long loan from Roma. Related: Roma’s Cengiz Un…

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Championship roundup: Swansea and Birmingham coaches and players clash

Melee mars goalless draw at Liberty StadiumBrentford inaugurate new ground by beating HuddersfieldSwansea and Birmingham shared a 0-0 Championship draw that was overshadowed by players and coaches clashing at the Liberty Stadium. The two teams could no…

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Championship roundup: Swansea and Birmingham coaches and players clash

Melee mars goalless draw at Liberty StadiumBrentford inaugurate new ground by beating HuddersfieldSwansea and Birmingham shared a 0-0 Championship draw that was overshadowed by players and coaches clashing at the Liberty Stadium. The two teams could no…

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Celtic do just enough to see off Livingston thanks to Albian Ajeti

Celtic came from behind for the second time this week to go top of the Premiership with a 3-2 victory over Livingston.Neil Lennon’s side had given up the first goal away to St Mirren on Wednesday night before winning 2-1 and found themselves behind at …

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Cardiff’s Kieffer Moore adds to Nottingham Forest’s woes with double

Kieffer Moore’s double helped Cardiff claim a 2-0 win at Nottingham Forest to increase the pressure on Sabri Lamouchi. Neil Harris enjoyed his latest return to the City Ground, where he had a spell as a player, as Moore struck twice in the first half t…

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Annemiek van Vleuten’s world title defence over after crash in Giro Rosa

World No 1 sustained broken wrist in finale of stage sevenRider out of next week’s world championships in ImolaAnnemiek van Vleuten’s hopes of defending her world title are over after she was forced to withdraw from the Giro Rosa with a broken wrist su…

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Carabao Cup roundup: League One Hull shock Leeds after penalty shootout

Alfie Jones scored the winning penalty as Hull knocked out Leeds while Brentford eliminated SouthamptonHull clinched a deserved upset at Leeds in the Carabao Cup second round after winning a penalty shootout 9-8.Defender Alfie Jones scored the decisive…

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Carabao Cup roundup: League One Hull shock Leeds after penalty shootout

Alfie Jones scored the winning penalty as Hull knocked out Leeds while Brentford eliminated SouthamptonHull clinched a deserved upset at Leeds in the Carabao Cup second round after winning a penalty shootout 9-8.Defender Alfie Jones scored the decisive…

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Katie Zelem withdraws from England Women’s camp after Covid-19 positive

Manchester Utited captain will self-isolate for 10 daysLucy Bronze also pulls out of squad after weekend injuryKatie Zelem has withdrawn from the England Women’s training camp at St George’s Park after testing positive for coronavirus, while Lucy Bron…

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Miguel Ángel López wins queen stage as Primoz Roglic extends his GC lead

Astana rider wins stage by 15sec from Primoz RoglicPogacar is third and loses 15sec on Tour de France leaderMiguel Angel López won stage 17 of the Tour de France at the summit of the Col de la Loze as Primoz Roglic moved further ahead of Tadej Pogacar …

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Tour de France: injured reigning champion Bernal withdraws from race

Colombian began Tour still suffering with a back injuryBrailsford takes decision with Egan’s ‘best interests at heart’Egan Bernal has withdrawn from the Tour de France five days short of Paris after injury wrecked his title defence.The 23-year-old Colo…