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  • Barcelona maintained their four-point lead at the top of LaLiga with a 2-0 win over bottom club Malaga at the Nou Camp, where Gerard Deulofeu’s early goal should have been ruled out.Valencia had closed the gap after thumping Sevilla 4-0 at the Mestalla, but Barcelona never looked likely to slip up in Saturday’s evening kick-off – although benefiting from a touch of good fortune in their opening goal inside two minutes.Lucas Digne weaved into the left side of the Malaga penalty area, but his touch from a rebound off a defender took the ball out of play past the goalline before he crossed into the six-yard box where Deulofeu flicked the ball in for his first Barcelona goal. Despite the angry protest of the Malaga players, referee Pablo Gonzalez Fuertes remained unmoved.Andres Iniesta doubled the lead in the 56th minute, with the aid of a deflection, as Malaga’s winless run stretched to nine matches.???? Final whistle at Camp Nou ?? FC Barcelona 2-0 Málaga (Deulofeu and Iniesta) ?????..

    Gerard Deulofeu’s fortuitous opener helps LaLiga leaders Barcelona beat Malaga

    Barcelona maintained their four-point lead at the top of LaLiga with a 2-0 win over bottom club Malaga at the Nou Camp, where Gerard Deulofeu’s early goal should have been ruled out.Valencia had closed the gap after thumping Sevilla 4-0 at the Mestalla, but Barcelona never looked likely to slip up in Saturday’s evening kick-off – although benefiting from a touch of good fortune in their opening goal inside two minutes.Lucas Digne weaved into the left side of the Malaga penalty area, but his touch from a rebound off a defender took the ball out of play past the goalline before he crossed into the six-yard box where Deulofeu flicked the ball in for his first Barcelona goal. Despite the angry protest of the Malaga players, referee Pablo Gonzalez Fuertes remained unmoved.Andres Iniesta doubled the lead in the 56th minute, with the aid of a deflection, as Malaga’s winless run stretched to nine matches.???? Final whistle at Camp Nou ?? FC Barcelona 2-0 Málaga (Deulofeu and Iniesta) ?????..
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  • Leicester climbed out of the Premier League relegation zone as the post-Craig Shakespeare era began with a 2-1 win at Swansea.Michael Appleton was in caretaker command after Shakespeare’s midweek sacking and Leicester fully merited the three points handed to them by Federico Fernandez’s first-half own goal and Shinji Okazaki’s fifth of the season just after the interval.Alfie Mawson reduced the deficit from a 56th-minute corner but Swansea were poor for most of the contest and were indebted to their goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski for keeping them in it.Shakespeare had paid the price for a winless run of six games and just one league victory all season. But just as they had done following the departure of title-winning manager Claudio Ranieri in February, Leicester responded with a display out of keeping with recent performances.Leicester showed their intent inside the first minute when Okazaki’s glancing header forced a fine reaction stop from Fabianski. Fabianski soon tipped over Mar..

    Textbook start to Leicester’s post-Shakespeare era

    Leicester climbed out of the Premier League relegation zone as the post-Craig Shakespeare era began with a 2-1 win at Swansea.Michael Appleton was in caretaker command after Shakespeare’s midweek sacking and Leicester fully merited the three points handed to them by Federico Fernandez’s first-half own goal and Shinji Okazaki’s fifth of the season just after the interval.Alfie Mawson reduced the deficit from a 56th-minute corner but Swansea were poor for most of the contest and were indebted to their goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski for keeping them in it.Shakespeare had paid the price for a winless run of six games and just one league victory all season. But just as they had done following the departure of title-winning manager Claudio Ranieri in February, Leicester responded with a display out of keeping with recent performances.Leicester showed their intent inside the first minute when Okazaki’s glancing header forced a fine reaction stop from Fabianski. Fabianski soon tipped over Mar..
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  • Ronald Koeman admits everyone at Everton “is a little bit worried” about the club’s current predicament but he insists he still has the firm backing of majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri.The manager has also emphasised the belief he retains in himself as the Toffees look to turn their fortunes around, with him declaring “I am still the man”.Everton, who were beaten 2-1 at home by Lyon in the Europa League on Thursday, have won only two of their last 12 games in all competitions and none of the last four. Prior to the Lyon match, Koeman had said he had “full, total support from the board”.Another frustrating night at Goodison. We have to keep our heads up and focus on the game on Sunday #Everton #EFC pic.twitter.com/v1p201PNAk— Ronald Koeman (@RonaldKoeman) October 19, 2017And when asked on Friday if he still had strong support from Moshiri, the Dutchman said: “Yes, that has not changed. We have daily contact, weekly contact. Everybody is of course a little bit worried about the s..

    Ronald Koeman insists he is still ‘the man’ at Everton

    Ronald Koeman admits everyone at Everton “is a little bit worried” about the club’s current predicament but he insists he still has the firm backing of majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri.The manager has also emphasised the belief he retains in himself as the Toffees look to turn their fortunes around, with him declaring “I am still the man”.Everton, who were beaten 2-1 at home by Lyon in the Europa League on Thursday, have won only two of their last 12 games in all competitions and none of the last four. Prior to the Lyon match, Koeman had said he had “full, total support from the board”.Another frustrating night at Goodison. We have to keep our heads up and focus on the game on Sunday #Everton #EFC pic.twitter.com/v1p201PNAk— Ronald Koeman (@RonaldKoeman) October 19, 2017And when asked on Friday if he still had strong support from Moshiri, the Dutchman said: “Yes, that has not changed. We have daily contact, weekly contact. Everybody is of course a little bit worried about the s..
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  • Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes a ‘world class’ Harry Kane poses a bigger threat to his side than Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku did last weekend.The Reds boss succeeded in keeping quiet the in-form Lukaku, who had scored in seven successive Premier League matches before Saturday’s goalless draw at Anfield – although the job was made easier by United’s tactics and the Belgium striker’s reluctance to engage when out of possession.But Klopp believes Kane, who has 15 goals in 15 appearances for club and country and 81 goals in 102 Premier League matches in the previous three years, is a different prospect."He has no weaknesses"@themichaelowen has his say on @HKane ahead of #TOTLIV this weekend: https://t.co/pGTARDaIxQ pic.twitter.com/LtpAWBJoy1— Premier League (@premierleague) October 20, 2017“I don’t have to judge these two. They are both fantastic strikers,” he said. “The difference is that Harry is much more a part of the game when he is not scoring – but I am pretty su..

    Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wary of Tottenham’s ‘world class’ Harry Kane

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes a ‘world class’ Harry Kane poses a bigger threat to his side than Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku did last weekend.The Reds boss succeeded in keeping quiet the in-form Lukaku, who had scored in seven successive Premier League matches before Saturday’s goalless draw at Anfield – although the job was made easier by United’s tactics and the Belgium striker’s reluctance to engage when out of possession.But Klopp believes Kane, who has 15 goals in 15 appearances for club and country and 81 goals in 102 Premier League matches in the previous three years, is a different prospect."He has no weaknesses"@themichaelowen has his say on @HKane ahead of #TOTLIV this weekend: https://t.co/pGTARDaIxQ pic.twitter.com/LtpAWBJoy1— Premier League (@premierleague) October 20, 2017“I don’t have to judge these two. They are both fantastic strikers,” he said. “The difference is that Harry is much more a part of the game when he is not scoring – but I am pretty su..
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  • Bournemouth’s Charlie Daniels and Swansea’s Alfie Mawson have become the first English players to pledge at least one per cent of their wages to Juan Mata’s Common Goal project.The Manchester United and Spain midfielder launched the initiative in August to help high-impact football charities across the world.Giorgio Chiellini, Mats Hummels and Serge Gnabry are among those to have so far pledged to Common Goal, with Daniels and Mawson now joining them – the first English players to do so.Two amazing stories behind our first two English players joining #CommonGoal! Welcome @AlfieMawson & @chazdaniels13 ???? pic.twitter.com/SRkVR5qsGX— Juan Mata García (@juanmata8) October 20, 2017“I’ve been speaking to several English players who have shown an interest in Common Goal and it’s brilliant that Charlie and Alfie are the first players to make the pledge,” Mata said.“They are both top Premier League players and their commitment is a great step in the evolution of Common Goal.”Daniels ha..

    Charlie Daniels and Alfie Mawson join Juan Mata’s Common Goal initiative

    Bournemouth’s Charlie Daniels and Swansea’s Alfie Mawson have become the first English players to pledge at least one per cent of their wages to Juan Mata’s Common Goal project.The Manchester United and Spain midfielder launched the initiative in August to help high-impact football charities across the world.Giorgio Chiellini, Mats Hummels and Serge Gnabry are among those to have so far pledged to Common Goal, with Daniels and Mawson now joining them – the first English players to do so.Two amazing stories behind our first two English players joining #CommonGoal! Welcome @AlfieMawson & @chazdaniels13 ???? pic.twitter.com/SRkVR5qsGX— Juan Mata García (@juanmata8) October 20, 2017“I’ve been speaking to several English players who have shown an interest in Common Goal and it’s brilliant that Charlie and Alfie are the first players to make the pledge,” Mata said.“They are both top Premier League players and their commitment is a great step in the evolution of Common Goal.”Daniels ha..
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  • Neymar might be the most expensive footballer in the world but he was still impressed by the skills of ex-NBA star Kobe Bryant.The Brazil and Paris St Germain striker shared a video on Instagram of the former Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard scoring a basket from the other half of the court at an event in Paris. A post shared by Nj ???????? ???? neymarjr (@neymarjr) on Oct 19, 2017 at 3:03pm PDTDescribing the 39-year-old 18-time All-Star Bryant as a “Legend”, Neymar was clearly impressed as his shot flew over a meal which had been set up on the court.Neymar will be back in action for PSG against Marseille on Sunday in Ligue 1’s Le Classique. Source: By PA Sport Staff Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.

    Neymar impressed by Kobe Bryant’s skills

    Neymar might be the most expensive footballer in the world but he was still impressed by the skills of ex-NBA star Kobe Bryant.The Brazil and Paris St Germain striker shared a video on Instagram of the former Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard scoring a basket from the other half of the court at an event in Paris. A post shared by Nj ???????? ???? neymarjr (@neymarjr) on Oct 19, 2017 at 3:03pm PDTDescribing the 39-year-old 18-time All-Star Bryant as a “Legend”, Neymar was clearly impressed as his shot flew over a meal which had been set up on the court.Neymar will be back in action for PSG against Marseille on Sunday in Ligue 1’s Le Classique. Source: By PA Sport Staff Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.
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  • Roma have been charged by UEFA after some of their supporters allegedly directed monkey chants at Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger during Wednesday’s Champions League clash at Stamford Bridge.Germany defender Rudiger left Roma for Chelsea last summer, having previously expressed his frustration at a failure to tackle racist incidents which saw him targeted.#Breaking UEFA opens disciplinary proceedings against Roma over monkey chants made by fans during the Champions League tie with Chelsea pic.twitter.com/R8H7dh7GGY— PA Dugout (@PAdugout) October 20, 2017A statement from European football’s governing body read: “Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League group stage match between Chelsea FC and AS Roma (3-3), played on October 18 in England.”UEFA said the charge was “racist behaviour (monkey chants)”, adding: “This case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on November 16.” Source: By PA Sport Staff ..

    Roma charged by UEFA over fans’ alleged racist chanting at Chelsea’s Rudiger

    Roma have been charged by UEFA after some of their supporters allegedly directed monkey chants at Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger during Wednesday’s Champions League clash at Stamford Bridge.Germany defender Rudiger left Roma for Chelsea last summer, having previously expressed his frustration at a failure to tackle racist incidents which saw him targeted.#Breaking UEFA opens disciplinary proceedings against Roma over monkey chants made by fans during the Champions League tie with Chelsea pic.twitter.com/R8H7dh7GGY— PA Dugout (@PAdugout) October 20, 2017A statement from European football’s governing body read: “Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League group stage match between Chelsea FC and AS Roma (3-3), played on October 18 in England.”UEFA said the charge was “racist behaviour (monkey chants)”, adding: “This case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on November 16.” Source: By PA Sport Staff ..
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  • When Arsenal arrived at Goodison Park on October 19, 2002 they would not have expected their 30-game unbeaten league run to be ended by a little-known 16-year-old.Substitute Wayne Rooney was introduced by David Moyes with 10 minutes remaining and ensured his name would never be forgotten by scoring a stunning long-range winner for Everton in the dying stages.Commentator Clive Tyldesley realised a star had been born with the words: “Remember the name – Wayne Rooney.”Rooney, who rejoined Everton from Manchester United in the summer, has been reminiscing as he prepares to take on Arsenal again on Sunday as the Premier League’s record goalscorer. Source: By PA Sport Staff Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.

    ‘Remember the name, Wayne Rooney’ – 15 years since THAT goal

    When Arsenal arrived at Goodison Park on October 19, 2002 they would not have expected their 30-game unbeaten league run to be ended by a little-known 16-year-old.Substitute Wayne Rooney was introduced by David Moyes with 10 minutes remaining and ensured his name would never be forgotten by scoring a stunning long-range winner for Everton in the dying stages.Commentator Clive Tyldesley realised a star had been born with the words: “Remember the name – Wayne Rooney.”Rooney, who rejoined Everton from Manchester United in the summer, has been reminiscing as he prepares to take on Arsenal again on Sunday as the Premier League’s record goalscorer. Source: By PA Sport Staff Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.
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  • Former Prime Minister David Cameron famously mixed up the two claret and blue clubs but Prince William did not make the same mistake when presented with West Ham shirts for his children.Unlike Cameron, who once told an audience he was a West Ham fan when he had claimed to be a long-term Aston Villa supporter, the Duke of Cambridge appears to be a true Villan.During a visit to the London Stadium on Wednesday for the graduation ceremony of sports coaching apprentices, William and Kate were given West Ham shirts with George and Charlotte’s names on the back.But William was quick to reject West Ham’s attempt to convert his children, telling captain Mark Noble: “Right colours, wrong team!” Source: By PA Sport Staff Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.

    ‘Right colours, wrong team!’ – Villa fan Prince William cracks West Ham joke

    Former Prime Minister David Cameron famously mixed up the two claret and blue clubs but Prince William did not make the same mistake when presented with West Ham shirts for his children.Unlike Cameron, who once told an audience he was a West Ham fan when he had claimed to be a long-term Aston Villa supporter, the Duke of Cambridge appears to be a true Villan.During a visit to the London Stadium on Wednesday for the graduation ceremony of sports coaching apprentices, William and Kate were given West Ham shirts with George and Charlotte’s names on the back.But William was quick to reject West Ham’s attempt to convert his children, telling captain Mark Noble: “Right colours, wrong team!” Source: By PA Sport Staff Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.
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  • Ross County fan Blaine Thomas got treated to the day of his life after mischievously applying for the manager’s role last month.The job eventually went to Owen Coyle, but not after 12-year-old Thomas had sent an application to chairman Roy MacGregor outlining his plans for the club.Despite not getting the job, Thomas was treated to an afternoon with the new manager and was introduced to the players as he was given VIP access to first-team training.(Ross County)Thomas, a pupil at Invergordon Academy, told the Ross County website: “I saw Jim McIntyre had lost his job and I really like Ross County, so I just thought I would write and see what happens. I wrote to the chairman and was realistic about my expectations.“In the first season, I said the priority would be avoiding relegation and maybe pushing for a top-half finish. But I also said we’d try to win the Scottish Cup as well. In my second season, I told him I felt I could have a go at winning the league.“I told him what sort of ..

    Young Ross County fan gets VIP treatment after applying for manager’s job

    Ross County fan Blaine Thomas got treated to the day of his life after mischievously applying for the manager’s role last month.The job eventually went to Owen Coyle, but not after 12-year-old Thomas had sent an application to chairman Roy MacGregor outlining his plans for the club.Despite not getting the job, Thomas was treated to an afternoon with the new manager and was introduced to the players as he was given VIP access to first-team training.(Ross County)Thomas, a pupil at Invergordon Academy, told the Ross County website: “I saw Jim McIntyre had lost his job and I really like Ross County, so I just thought I would write and see what happens. I wrote to the chairman and was realistic about my expectations.“In the first season, I said the priority would be avoiding relegation and maybe pushing for a top-half finish. But I also said we’d try to win the Scottish Cup as well. In my second season, I told him I felt I could have a go at winning the league.“I told him what sort of ..
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