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Edinson Cavani could face three-game ban as FA investigates social media post

FA to look into Instagram story post which uses ‘negrito’ termCavani will face minimum three-game ban if found guiltyEdinson Cavani, the Manchester United striker, could face a three-game ban if the Football Association deems that he used discriminator…

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Raúl Jiménez head injury overshadows Wolves’ impressive win at Arsenal

The most important news to come out of an unsettling evening is that Raúl Jiménez, who had departed with a head injury that left onlookers fraught with worry, was conscious and responding to treatment by the time he reached hospital. Jiménez was carrie…

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Raúl Jiménez head injury overshadows Wolves’ impressive win at Arsenal

The most important news to come out of an unsettling evening is that Raúl Jiménez, who had departed with a head injury that left onlookers fraught with worry, was conscious and responding to treatment by the time he reached hospital. Jiménez was carrie…

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N’Golo Kanté is back where he belongs as Chelsea’s Pac-Man in midfield | Jonathan Wilson

Gobbling up possession from a holding role is what the Chelsea midfielder does best, as he showed against TottenhamA run of just two goals conceded in nine games is some riposte to the doubts about Chelsea’s defending. Some doubts remain, but given how…

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Papa Douba Diop, Senegal’s World Cup hero and FA Cup winner, dies aged 42

Former midfielder dies after reportedly suffering long illnessDiop played for Fulham and Portsmouth after 2002 heroicsPapa Bouba Diop, the former Senegal midfielder who scored the first goal of the 2002 World Cup against France, has died at the age of …

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Tottenham return to top of table after José Mourinho frustrates Chelsea

José Mourinho has previous for spoiling 1,000th game celebrations at Stamford Bridge. Remember what happened to Arsène Wenger when he brought up the landmark in charge of Arsenal here? Mourinho’s Chelsea beat them 6-0.This was Roman Abramovich’s 1,000t…

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Diego Maradona’s personal doctor denies responsibility for death

Leopoldo Luque in tears after officials search his home and office in Buenos AiresDiego Maradona’s personal physician has denied responsibility for his patient’s death after police raided his home and surgery on Sunday, seizing laptops, medical records…

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Arsenal v Wolves: Premier League – live!

Live updates from the Emirates, kick-off 7.15pm GMTEchoing stadium may be a void but Arsenal fans cannot wait to returnFeel free to email Rob with your thoughts 6.32pm GMT Pre-match reading Related: Echoing stadium may be a wintry void but Arsenal fans…

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Marine win ensures four non-league clubs in bag for FA Cup third-round draw

Cummins’ dramatic last-minute extra-time goal seals winStockport claim thrilling 3-2 win over National rivals YeovilNiall Cummins struck at the end of extra time as Marine beat 10-man Havant & Waterlooville 1-0 to reach the FA Cup third round.Strik…

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‘So clever, so sharp’: Solskjær hails Cavani’s impact for Manchester United

Manager praises Uruguayan after winner at Southampton‘Cavani is very hard to defend against,’ says HassenhüttlOle Gunnar Solskjær believes Edinson Cavani is giving Manchester United’s attack a dimension they have lacked since the departure of Romelu Lu…

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Newcastle cancel training with trip to Aston Villa in doubt amid Covid-19 fears

Five people among players and staff are now self-isolating ‘It’s been a tough week,’ says manager Steve BruceNewcastle United were forced to abandon plans to stage a first-team training session on Sunday amid fears they are in the grip of a coronavirus…

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Sunderland sack Phil Parkinson after sluggish start to League One campaign

Black Cats sit eighth in the the tableTeam have collected two points from last three gamesSunderland have sacked manager Phil Parkinson after five games without a win. The Black Cats sit eighth in League One, seven points behind leaders Hull.Parkinson …

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Edinson Cavani’s storming display ends debate about his signing

Eyebrows were raised when the 33-year-old striker joined Manchester United but he turned the game at SouthamptonManchester United continue to divide opinion, not least between the two managers prowling the technical areas at St Mary’s. Ole Gunnar Solsk…

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Ross County shock Celtic in League Cup to increase scrutiny on Lennon

Celtic 0-2 Ross CountyStuart Kettlewell’s side reach quarter-finalsRoss County piled more pressure on Neil Lennon by knocking Celtic out of the League Cup.Ross Stewart’s 39th-minute penalty and Alex Iacovitti’s late header earned County a 2-0 second-ro…

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European roundup: Lionel Messi pays tribute to Diego Maradona in Barça win

Barcelona 4-0 Osasuna Lazio lose at home to UdineseLionel Messi paid a personal tribute to the late Diego Maradona after scoring on Sunday as Barcelona returned to winning ways in La Liga with a resounding 4-0 home win over Osasuna.Messi adorned a bril…

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Edinson Cavani inspires Manchester United to comeback at Southampton

A triumph of pure instinct: an object lesson in digging deep, in taking the game deep and ultimately bending it to your will. For half a game here, Manchester United were distinctly second best: off the pace, run ragged and 2-0 down. But there was some…

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Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur: Premier League – live!

Live updates from the Stamford Bridge, kick-off 4.30pm GMTMourinho back to his best now he is picking the pockets of big clubs Feel free to email Daniel or tweet @DanielHarris 4.09pm GMT Hakim Ziyech, then – what a magnificently nasty, lovely expletive…

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Southampton v Manchester United: Premier League – live!

Minute-by-minute updates from St Mary’s, kick-off 2pm GMTBruno Fernandes mentality powering United’s rise, says SolskjærFeel free to email Rob with your thoughts 1.43pm GMT Who doesn’t need another podcast in their life?United Rewind is a brand new pod…

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In Naples, a city steeped in pagan rites, I saw Maradona cast his spell

A personal memoir of the passionate, intense bond between the Argentinian and his adopted city, which saw his triumphs and his tragic downfallOn the evening that Napoli football club won its first ever championship, in May 1987, a graffito was scrawled…

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Echoing stadium may be a wintry void but Arsenal fans cannot wait to return

There is a sense of building excitement as Arsenal prepare to become the first elite club to open their turnstiles since MarchNever has a Europa League dead rubber carried this much weight. Arsenal can do more or less as they please when Rapid Vienna v…