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Brennan Johnson sinks Derby as Nottingham Forest win after fiery finale

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If this is to be the last east Midlands derby for a long time, then at least it will live long in the memory. James Garner helped create both goals for Nottingham Forest, whose push for a play-off place will be booste...

Diogo Jota double sinks Arsenal and sends Liverpool into Carabao Cup final

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Now you see him, now you don’t. Liverpool surged into the final of the Carabao Cup on a chilly evening in north London, and will face Chelsea at Wembley at the end of February. By then they will almost certainly have ...

Ezri Konsa’s double sinks Leicester to continue Aston Villa’s ascent

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A combination of Villa Park’s frenzy at Jacob Ramsey’s disallowed goal on the stroke of half-time and a dressing-room dressing-down from Steven Gerrard enabled Aston Villa to continue their revival under their new man...

Alfredo Morelos sinks Sparta Prague to send Rangers into knockout stage

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Controlled, composed and convincing. Giovanni van Bronckhorst will face sterner challenges as the manager of Rangers – Sparta Prague provided feeble opposition – but this has to be considered a wholly acceptable start...

Reece James double sinks Newcastle and stretches Chelsea’s lead at top

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At half-time the crowd were urged to raise money for the Royal British Legion by participating in an auction to win “match worn” signed shirts streaked with mud, sweat and, in the case of Newcastle’s players, quite po...

Beth Mead’s quick hat-trick for England sinks stubborn Northern Ireland

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The post-match lap of honour was lengthy, the smiles were broad. Thanks to Beth Mead the second-half super sub, England’s perfect qualifying record for the 2023 World Cup endures. Until Mead arrived, taking mere secon...

Brilliant Liebenberg sinks Sale to maintain Leicester’s perfect record

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Not since 2014 have Leicester enjoyed a run like this. Not for seven largely barren years has this famous old club experienced such delight. It explains much: the fervour, the passion, the roar that filled the Welford...

Ogbonna sinks Everton as slick West Ham give Moyes a happy return

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David Moyes engaged the referee, Stuart Attwell, in lengthy conversation on the final whistle, then waved politely to old friends in the directors’ box before striding over to the jubilant West Ham fans in the far cor...

Quirke’s double tips seesaw contest Sale’s way and sinks Harlequins

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It remains to be seen if Raffi Quirke’s name will feature when Eddie Jones announces his England squad on Monday for the autumn internationals but on this evidence an international future surely beckons. The 20-year-o...

Kylian Mbappé sinks Spain to clinch Nations League for France

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Maybe this Nations League thing isn’t a bad idea after all. It may not be universally recognised as a real tournament, at least not yet, but it turns out that it’s a lot of fun. The final four brought three wild night...

Federico Chiesa sinks Chelsea to put Juventus top of the group

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It was a night when Thomas Tuchel came to crave something, anything, in the final third. At first it was to blow this meeting of the Champions League Group H big guns open and later, as Juventus enjoyed the ascendancy...

Rampant Arsenal claim derby spoils as first-half goal blitz sinks Tottenham

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Inspired by Tottenham playing host to Anthony Joshua’s world title fight against Oleksandr Usyk on Saturday night, Nuno Espírito Santo had used boxing parlance to illustrate what he wanted to see from his team. The Sp...

Aubameyang sinks Norwich to deliver Arsenal’s first league win this season

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If ever there was an afternoon when any win would do, then this was it. Arsenal’s performance will not live long in the memory but change has to begin somewhere and Mikel Arteta now has some sort of platform from whic...

Jamie Vardy sinks Wolves to get Leicester up and running

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Not everything changes with the seasons. Leicester’s biggest signing this summer is a potential replacement for Jamie Vardy but the veteran striker proved he is unwilling to surrender his throne just yet. While the ne...

Canada win Olympic title after Julia Grosso sinks Sweden in shootout

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Christine Sinclair won her first major tournament gold at 39 as the University of Texas’s Julia Grosso scored the decisive penalty for Canada in a sudden-death shootout with the back-to-back silver medallists Sweden. ...

Spain to face Brazil in men’s Olympic football final after Asensio sinks Japan

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Spain will take on Brazil for Olympic gold in the men’s football final on Saturday, after Marco Asensio’s extra-time winner ended the hopes of the hosts, Japan. After a cagey first half in Saitama, Spain were awarded ...

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