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Marcus Rashford’s double gives Manchester United victory over Liverpool

Starting his first Premier League game since Boxing Day, Rashford capitalised on two Liverpool defensive errors as Manchester United held on to win 2-1 As the one Mancunian in José Mourinho’s team, Marcus Rashford will know enough about north-west rivalries to understand why this counts as one of the more pleasing results of Manchester United’s season. It may not make …

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Ben Foster howler and Troy Deeney red card send Arsenal into top four

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyangs goal was enough to give Arsenal a 1-0 victory but, after Troy Deeneys early red card, they were made to work hard by 10-man Watford For Troy Deeney this was the night that his fondness for speaking his mind well and truly came back to kick him in the cojones. Always good for a soundbite, it was after …

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Sportswashing: how Saudi Arabia lobbies the US’s largest sports bodies

Saudi Arabias relatively sudden interest in sports can be construed as a soft power tactic to help distract from the kingdoms ongoing human rights abuses Last month, the foreign registration documentation for Saudi Arabia’s 2018 lobbying campaign in the United States were made available online. The documents shed light on the kingdom’s aggressive sportswashing strategy that included meetings and business …

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Kevin De Bruyne: ‘We were just better than Liverpool in the end’ | Jamie Jackson

The Manchester City midfielder missed much of the league campaign but an FA Cup final win over Watford would offer consolation Kevin De Bruyne offers a blunt response when considering whether he has any sympathy for Liverpool after they accumulated 97 points and still finished one behind the champions Manchester City. “No,” he says. “It’s a remarkable effort but it …

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Is Keisuke Honda alone in managing internationally while still playing? | The Knowledge

Plus: prolific first-half goalscorers, sticking peppers where the sun dont shine, and more “Recently Keisuke Honda signed for my hometown club Melbourne Victory in the A-League,” writes Karan Dhamija. “A few days later, he was also announced as manager of the Cambodian national team. Has a player been a manager of another team while playing? Even better if there has …

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Costa Rica memories, a lesson in softball and Blade Runner: 2018 | Classic YouTube

This weeks round-up also includes two of sports biggest big men in Ronaldo and all-singing, all-dancing, three-point shooting Shaquille ONeal 1) England are squeezing in one last friendly before departing for Russia. The game against Costa Rica at Elland Road is sure to spark nostalgic memories of a classic encounter in Brazil four years ago in which the Three Lions …

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Liverpool goes six points clear in EPL as Man City loses at Leicester

(CNN)Liverpool’s pursuit of the English Premier League title received a festive boost as a 4-0 win over Newcastle saw Jurgen Klopp’s side stretch its lead at the top to six points as defending champion Manchester City lost at Leicester City. Goals from Dejan Lovren, Mo Salah, Xherdan Shaqiri and Fabinho gave the Reds a comfortable Boxing Day victory at Anfield …

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