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Paul Parker: ‘I’d bring the lager. Rocky would bring Brandy and Babycham’

Thirty years on from starring in Italia 90, the full-back talks David Rocastle, Manchester United and his experiences with racismPaul Parker is getting goosebumps. He has spoken in the preceding hour and a half about the racism he faced in the 1970s an…

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Paul Parker: ‘I’d bring the lager. Rocky would bring Brandy and Babycham’

Thirty years on from starring in Italia 90, the full-back talks David Rocastle, Manchester United and his experiences with racismPaul Parker is getting goosebumps. He has spoken in the preceding hour and a half about the racism he faced in the 1970s an…

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Klopp’s Dortmund double can help guide Liverpool’s second album

Critics are already out in force after Liverpool lost to City but the German is well practised in ignoring knee-jerk judgmentsLiverpool have lost three games in the past two Premier League seasons, but as the most recent defeat was by four goals it has…

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Moussa Sissoko believes Tanguy Ndombele can repay Spurs’ faith

The Tottenham midfielder on working with José Mourinho, his first major injury and helping France teammate Tanguy Ndombele settle in his first year in north LondonMoussa Sissoko is considering the situation of Tanguy Ndombele. “Maybe because I am like …

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Olivier Giroud puts Chelsea on path to comfortable win over Watford

At a chilly, damp, echoey Stamford Bridge Chelsea had too much guile and craft for an eager but limited Watford team.Goals from Olivier Giroud and Willian towards the end of the first half were enough to overwhelm opponents who spent much of the openin…

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Bayern Munich win German Cup as Buffon sets Serie A appearance record

Robert Lewandowski reaches 50 goals for the seasonBuffon passes Paolo Maldini’s record with 648 appearancesBundesliga champions Bayern Munich kept their hopes of a treble alive after beating Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 at the Olympiastadion in Berlin on Satur…

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The 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup is a rare chance for sport to shape a better world | Craig Foster

The tournament in 2023 presents a unique opportunity to address equality, racism and Indigenous culture, and climate changeThe announcement of hosting rights for the 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup is serendipitous not just for Australian football or the c…

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David Moyes’s sorry Sunderland saga bodes ill for West Ham | Jonathan Wilson

The Hammers may survive this season but the prospects for the next one do not look good – just ask fans of the Wearside club now in League OnePerhaps this time the Ferryman will not accept the fare. Wednesday’s unlikely victory over Chelsea, allied to …

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Bukayo Saka hooks home to cast new hope for Arsenal at Wolves

Three days after pledging his future to Arsenal by signing a new contract, the 18-year-old Bukayo Saka brightened the club’s outlook even further by scoring his first Premier League goal. That, and a gritty collective performance crowned by Alexandre L…

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Lee Johnson sacked by Bristol City as Cardiff defeat proves last act

Danny Ward’s winner left City nine points off play-offsJohnson’s team had lost all four matches since restart Lee Johnson has been sacked as Bristol City head coach after Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Cardiff left the club adrift of the race for promotion.T…

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Chelsea v Watford: Premier League – live!

Updates from the 8pm BST kick-off at Stamford BridgeScoreboard: Saturday’s results and latest scoresHow they stand: the latest Premier League tableAnd you can get in touch with Rob here 7.04pm BST Chelsea (4-3-3) Arrizabalaga; James, Christensen, Zouma…

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Chelsea v Watford: Premier League – live!

Updates from the 8pm BST kick-off at Stamford BridgeScoreboard: Saturday’s results and latest scoresHow they stand: the latest Premier League tableAnd you can get in touch with Rob here 7.04pm BST Chelsea (4-3-3) Arrizabalaga; James, Christensen, Zouma…

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Leeds close on Premier League return after easing to victory over Blackburn

Leeds took a huge stride towards the Premier League as goals from Patrick Bamford, Kalvin Phillips and Mateusz Klich helped to secure a 3-1 win at Blackburn.The win moves the Championship leaders four points clear of second-placed West Brom, who will h…

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Said Benrahma hat-trick for Brentford completes horror week for Wigan

Josh Onomah’s late goal keeps Fulham in the huntCardiff in sixth after Josh Ward strike at Bristol City Brentford are jonly two points off second and an automatic promotion place after Said Benrahma scored a hat-trick against troubled Wigan, whose nine…

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Greenwood hits double as Manchester United thrash Bournemouth

Bournemouth took a shock early lead at Old Trafford but Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial each scored to reach 20 goals and become the first Manchester United players to do so in the same season since Dimitar Berbatov and Javier Hernández in 2011.The…

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Jamie Vardy plunders Crystal Palace to become Leicester’s man of the century

It was a struggle, for a long time it was not hugely convincing, but it was a win – and given how things have been going recently for Leicester, that is the most important thing. There must be encouragement too in the fact the goals came from Kelechi I…

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Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal: Premier League – live!

Updates from the 5.30pm BST kick-off at MolineuxScoreboard: all today’s latest scores and resultsHow they stand: the latest Premier League tablesAnd you can email Scott here with your musings 4.40pm BST Wolves make one change to the XI that started the…

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Chris Martin’s late equaliser for Derby County denies Nottingham Forest

Chris Martin scored an equaliser seven minutes into stoppage time to extend Derby County’s unbeaten return to action in their bid to join their fiercest rivals Nottingham Forest in the Championship’s play-off zone. Related: Jake Cooper cashes in on err…

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Norwich look doomed after Trossard’s goal seals win for Brighton

The game is almost up for Norwich. In a week that was meant to herald the start of a great escape for Daniel Farke’s side, an insipid defeat to a Brighton team heading in a different direction leaves them almost consigned to their fate.Leandro Trossard…

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José Mourinho ‘destroyed a little bit’ by Spurs defeat at Sheffield United

The Portuguese says team could have done more in loss Result leaves Spurs in ninth place in Premier League tableJosé Mourinho says he was “destroyed a little bit on the inside” by his side’s lack of fight against Sheffield United on Thursday. Spurs sun…