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Solskjær: Sancho and Varane signings show Manchester United’s ambition – video

The Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær says the club has showed its ambition by agreeing deals to sign Jadon Sancho and Raphaël Varane. Sancho has completed his move from Borussia Dortmund, while Varane should soon follow from Real Madrid su…

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Arsenal’s Rob Holding: ‘No Europe this season can be a blessing in disguise’

Defender has sights set on a place back in the Champions League and admits last season’s toils caused real lows around the squadUntil the last possible moment, Rob Holding held out a sliver of hope that the most gruelling of years might yet be extended…

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Shot or cross?: Hajduk Split’s Marko Livaja scores from tightest of angles – video

Was it a shot or a cross? It won’t matter for Hajduk Split’s Marko Livaja after he opened the scoring against Osijek in Croatia on Sunday. The 27-year-old fired home from a near-impossible angle to give his side the lead. Osijek had the last laugh, tho…

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‘Absolutely unbelievable’: goal from own half scored in 124th minute – video

Glen McAuley, formerly of English Premier League side Liverpool, completed his hat-trick with a stunning 124th-minute equaliser from inside his own half in an astonishing FAI (Football Association of Ireland) Cup match between Athlone and Waterford on …

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‘Absolutely unbelievable’: goal from own half scored in 124th minute – video

Glen McAuley, formerly of English Premier League side Liverpool, completed his hat-trick with a stunning 124th-minute equaliser from inside his own half in an astonishing FAI (Football Association of Ireland) Cup match between Athlone and Waterford on …

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England’s Gareth Southgate encourages young people to get vaccinated – video

‘If you haven’t had your vaccine yet, go and get it done … and you guys will get your freedom back’  England manager Gareth Southgate said, as he shared a video message for the NHS encouraging young people to get jabbedGareth Southgate joins cam…

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‘It’s a dream come true’: Sancho signs for Manchester United – video

Jadon Sancho has completed his transfer to Manchester United from Borussia Dortmund for an initial £73m. The 21-year-old winger has signed a five-year contract with an option of a further year.Sancho said the move is “a dream come true” and that i…

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‘It’s a dream come true’: Sancho signs for Manchester United – video

Jadon Sancho has completed his transfer to Manchester United from Borussia Dortmund for an initial £73m. The 21-year-old winger has signed a five-year contract with an option of a further year.Sancho said the move is “a dream come true” and that i…

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‘It’s a dream come true’: Sancho signs for Manchester United – video

Jadon Sancho has completed his transfer to Manchester United from Borussia Dortmund for an initial £73m. The 21-year-old winger has signed a five-year contract with an option of a further year.Sancho said the move is “a dream come true” and that i…

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Whirlwind sweeps through football match in Bolivia – video

There was a whirlwind start to a match in Bolivia after a ‘dust devil’ rolled across the pitch as teams lined up before kick-off. ‘Dust devils’ are small whirlwinds that pick up dust and debris as they roll over land. They are often mistaken for tornad…

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Impasse on the Tyne: how Newcastle and Ashley ended up in limbo

The £300m Saudi takeover was blocked by the Premier League and manager Steve Bruce has a small budget to avoid relegationAct in haste, repent at leisure. In 2007 Mike Ashley bought Newcastle United in a rush but soon found himself struggling to sell hi…

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Nuno Espírito Santo: ‘Harry Kane is our player, period’ – video

New Tottenham Hotspur head coach Nuno Espirito Santo said during his first press conference that star forward Harry Kane is ‘our player, period’. The England captain has been linked with a move away from the club during the transfer window, but Santo h…

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Better than Schick? Player scores from centre circle in Ghana’s top flight – video

James Bissue recreated Patrik Schick’s Euro 2020 goal of the tournament – only from even further out. The midfielder struck from inside the centre circle in his own half for Elmina Sharks as they beat Legon Cities to keep their hopes of staying in the …

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‘He’s an inspiration’: crowds gather at Marcus Rashford mural in Manchester – video

Crowds have gathered at Marcus Rashford’s mural in Withington, Manchester, which was defaced following England’s loss in the Euro 2020 final. The mural’s artist, Akse, was able to paint over the graffiti on Tuesday, by which point it had been covered b…

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‘Unforgivable’: Gareth Southgate condemns racist abuse of players – video

England manager Gareth Southgate said that the racist social media abuse of his players is ‘unforgivable’. Messages have been sent to Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka, who missed England’s last three penalties in the shoot-out which gave I…

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‘Absolutely gutted’: England fans devastated after Italy win Euro 2020 – video

Sombre English football fans made their way home on Sunday evening after England lost to Italy in a penalty shootout at Euro 2020. The Azzurri won the European Championship 3-2 on penalties, following a match that ended 1-1 after extra time. English fa…

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Bonucci dedicates Euro 2020 victory to ‘Italians all over the world’ – video

Leonardo Bonucci said Italy were spurred on to win Euro 2020 by England fans insisting football was coming home. ‘The cup is on a nice flight to Rome and Italians in Italy and all over the world can savour this competition,’ he said. Bonucci played a s…

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‘Luck owed me something:’ Roberto Mancini on Italy’s Euro 2020 win – video

The triumphant Italy manager, Robert Mancini, said luck owed him something after his side’s dramatic penalty shootout win over England in the Euro 2020 final. Mancini lost two penalty shootouts as a player with his national side but Italy were victorio…

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Euro 2020 final: Italy and England fans react to final penalty kick – video

Fans across England and Italy react as the Azzurri sealed a 3-2 win on penalties in the Euro 2020 final. The game at Wembley went to extra-time after Leonardo Bonucci’s second-half equaliser cancelled out Luke Shaw’s opener for England after 117 second…

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Don’t take me home: fans descend on London before Euro 2020 final – video

England and Italy fans have descended on London ahead of the Euro 2020 final on Sunday. It is the first final at a major tournament for England men’s side since the World Cup in 1966 at the old Wembley Stadium.One thousand Italy supporters are to be sh…