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Agüero up front but no room for Eriksen: my Premier League team of the season | Paul Wilson

This will not be the PFA’s team of the season, though hopefully it can be agreed that each member has had a significant season worthy of recognitionThe players themselves vote for the PFA player of the season, which is why it is generally considered th…

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Manchester City weigh up bid for Benfica’s €60m-rated midfielder Florentino Luís

• 19-year-old has only played four times for Benfica first team• Paris St-Germain have already had one bid turned downManchester City are considering making an offer for Benfica’s defensive midfielder Florentino Luis.The 19-year-old defensive midfielde…

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Stéphanie Frappart to make history as Ligue 1’s first female referee

Referee will take charge of Amiens v StrasbourgFrappart selected to prepare her for ‘World Cup conditions’A French top-flight match will be refereed by a female official for the first time when Stéphanie Frappart takes charge of Amiens’ Ligue 1 home ma…

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Football’s pathetic omertas only serve to benefit those with real power | Marina Hyde

The elastic and corrosive concept of ‘respect’ is rife in football – the one set of people this cosy approach never serves is the fansWith barely a column inch or broadcast second devoted to the fallout of Manchester United’s 4-0 defeat to Everton on S…

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Jamie Cureton of Bishop’s Stortford joins Xavi and Raúl in the 1,000 club | Ben Fisher

Striker and co-manager is still topping scoring charts at 43 and also trying to unearth a new generation of forwards at ArsenalOne thousand games not out, and Jamie Cureton has no plans to hang up his boots anytime soon. The 43-year-old, whose name is …

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Women’s World Cup: former England players on the threat of Scotland

Avoid the hype and then Phil Neville’s side can go far in France, say Rachel Yankey and Kelly SmithWith almost 250 England caps and a staggering 38 domestic trophies between them, Kelly Smith and Rachel Yankey know the women’s game in England like few …

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Are Liverpool or Manchester City on course for a record runner-up season? | The Knowledge

Plus: long streaks in Europe, lengthy spells on loan and what happens when a club chooses to play without a manager for an extended time? Mail us or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU“Liverpool could finish on 97 points this season and finish second to Manchester …

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Football transfer rumours: Cristiano Ronaldo demands Juve spending spree?

Today’s tattle is going tit for tatCristiano Ronaldo has issued Juventus with a six-man list of transfer targets, according to the Mirror, seemingly unaware the main reason Juventus won’t be able to buy those players is because they pay him too much mo…

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Football transfer rumours: Cristiano Ronaldo demands Juve spending spree?

Today’s tattle is going tit for tatCristiano Ronaldo has issued Juventus with a six-man list of transfer targets, according to the Mirror, seemingly unaware the main reason Juventus won’t be able to buy those players is because they pay him too much mo…

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Football transfer rumours: Cristiano Ronaldo demands Juve spending spree?

Today’s tattle is going tit for tatCristiano Ronaldo has issued Juventus with a six-man list of transfer targets, according to the Mirror, seemingly unaware the main reason Juventus won’t be able to buy those players is because they pay him too much mo…

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Robbie Fowler to run rule over Brisbane’s battlers in final A-League game

Legendary Liverpool strikers attends trainingBrisbane Roar players have last chance at contractsInterim coach Darren Davies admits most members of his Brisbane Roar team will be playing for their futures in their final A-League game of the season.Davie…

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Raheem Sterling says racism stance is about protecting future generations

• ‘We’re trying to make a change for younger players’• Sterling: player of year award would mean nothing without titleRaheem Sterling’s defiant stance against the scourge of racism has been emboldened by his desire to protect future generations from ab…

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Euro roundup: De Ligt scores in Ajax win as Barcelona edge closer to title

• Barca beat Alavés 2-0, with Luis Suárez on scoresheet• Ajax move three points clear at top after 4-2 winBarcelona and Ajax both moved closer to winning their domestic league titles as they picked up morale-boosting victories before their Champions Le…

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Pep Guardiola hits back at Ole Gunnar Solskjær over ‘foul’ accusations

• United manager claims City foul early to avoid yellow cards• Guardiola says opposite number might be trying to sway refereePep Guardiola has reacted to Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s suggestion that Manchester City’s players will push the boundaries in Wednes…

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Pep Guardiola hits back at Ole Gunnar Solskjær over ‘foul’ accusations

• United manager claims City foul early to avoid yellow cards• Guardiola says opposite number might be trying to sway refereePep Guardiola has reacted to Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s suggestion that Manchester City’s players will push the boundaries in Wednes…

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Christian Eriksen grabs the points for Spurs as Brighton wilt at the last

Amid all of the excitement at Tottenham’s upcoming Champions League semi-final against Ajax, it has been possible to forget that their target for the season remains a top-four finish in the Premier League. There was no room for a slip-up against Bright…

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Christian Eriksen grabs the points for Spurs as Brighton wilt at the last

Amid all of the excitement at Tottenham’s upcoming Champions League semi-final against Ajax, it has been possible to forget that their target for the season remains a top-four finish in the Premier League. There was no room for a slip-up against Bright…

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Shane Long scores after 7.69 seconds in Southampton’s draw at Watford

Southampton made the brightest start to a game in Premier League history here, but their wait to secure top-flight survival still drags on and on. This had seemed like their moment, the visitors having scored from Watford’s kick-off courtesy of Shane L…

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Shane Long scores after 7.69 seconds in Southampton’s draw at Watford

Southampton made the brightest start to a game in Premier League history here, but their wait to secure top-flight survival still drags on and on. This had seemed like their moment, the visitors having scored from Watford’s kick-off courtesy of Shane L…

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Manchester United can still inflict telling blow on City’s title hopes

In a game that may decide who wins the Premier League, United’s players have a chance to react with the race for the top four still wide openThis is the one, this is the one – we have waited for. Although perhaps not quite like this. There have been pl…