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Jonjo Shelvey salvages point for Newcastle to deny West Ham

As David Moyes saw his West Ham players inch a little further away from the Premier League’s cliff edge, Steve Bruce completed another satisfactory mini audition in front of a Saudi Arabian television audience.The Saudi dominated consortium who hope to…

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Liverpool v Aston Villa: Premier League – live!

Minute-by-minute updates from the 4.30pm BST kick-offKlopp’s Dortmund double can guide Liverpool’s second albumEmail rob.smyth@theguardian.com with any thoughts 3.59pm BST Liverpool’s 2-1 win at Villa Park in November, when they were a goal down with f…

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Liverpool v Aston Villa: Premier League – live!

Minute-by-minute updates from the 4.30pm BST kick-offKlopp’s Dortmund double can guide Liverpool’s second albumEmail rob.smyth@theguardian.com with any thoughts 3.59pm BST Liverpool’s 2-1 win at Villa Park in November, when they were a goal down with f…

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Pep Guardiola confident Manchester City will win European ban appeal

City set to learn if punishment will be upheld by 13 JulyClub given two-season Champions League ban for FFP breachesPep Guardiola is confident Manchester City will win their appeal against a two-year Uefa ban from European football. City’s appeal was h…

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Newcastle United v West Ham United: Premier League – live!

All the latest from the 2.15pm BST kick-off at St James’ ParkMoyes’s sorry Sunderland saga bodes ill for West HamEmail Simon your thoughts or tweet @Simon_Burnton 2.54pm BST 39 mins: Saint-Maximin is such a lovely, fluid runner with the ball. But he ke…

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Marcus Rashford ‘blessed’ to be fit again and lauds ‘fantastic’ Mason Greenwood

England striker suffered a double stress fracturer in JanuaryRashford and Greenwood scored in 5-2 win over BournemouthMarcus Rashford has stated he feels “blessed” to be fit again as the back injury he suffered in mid-January was more serious than prev…

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Sheffield United grateful to Egan after Tarkowski puts Burnley in front

Chris Wilder sees Burnley as role models and, if there is something unglamorous about that, an ability to chisel out points can be invaluable at this level. Sheffield United were losing before the manager’s resourcefulness helped produce an equaliser t…

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Burnley v Sheffield United: Premier League – live!

All the latest from the 12pm BST kick-off at Turf MoorLee: law should force UK clubs to hire more black coachesEmail Rob your thoughts 12.04pm BST 4 min: Disallowed goal! Robinson’s long, swirling throw is dropped by Pope and put into the net by Berge….

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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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Jack Stephens: ‘I wanted to prove people wrong. I’d been written off’

The Southampton defender on his key role in the club’s revival after being dropped, keeping himself entertained during lockdown and his ‘Cornish Maldini’ nicknameWhen Southampton returned to training in May, it was a case of getting the band back toget…

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Law should force UK football clubs to hire more black coaches, says ex-player

Jason Lee, of the Professional Footballers’ Association, says legal move is the only way to tackle systemic racismFootball clubs should be forced by new legislation to hire more black managers if the structural racism gripping the national game is to b…

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Frank Lampard says pressure is on Chelsea ‘every game’ until season ends

• Manager praises ‘small details’ after 3-0 win against Watford• ‘To be ahead of Man United, we have to be pretty happy’Frank Lampard said Chelsea will have to deal with pressure for the rest of the season after boosting their hopes of qualifying for t…

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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…