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‘Tonight there were no words’: a dark day at Hillsborough with Brian Clough

It’s a beautiful spring morning. Brian is one game away from the first FA Cup final of his career. Nottingham Forest will play Liverpool, league champions and top of Division One. They have won their past 11 games. Of the past 22 games, Forest have lost two. We’ve just won the League Cup. We are […]

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Carabao Cup quarter-finals: Arsenal host Sunderland, West Ham at Spurs

Sunderland will travel to Arsenal in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup after the draw was made on Saturday morning. The only Football League club left in the competition were able to avoid Chelsea and Liverpool, but the League One side will face Mikel Arteta’s side at the Emirates in the week commencing 20 December. […]

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Mitrovic hat-trick gives Fulham key win over promotion rivals West Brom

How fitting it was that Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You blared over the speakers as Aleksandar Mitrovic, clutching the match ball, stood in the centre circle wrapping up his post-match media duties. A core of worshipping Fulham supporters stuck around to serenade the striker as he conducted his own victory lap, fresh from […]

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Aaron Ramsdale excels as Arsenal beat Leicester to extend unbeaten streak

The King Power Stadium was rapidly emptying by the time Arsenal’s players strode over towards their fans in the far corner of the ground. One by one they took their curtain call. Gabriel, the scorer of the first goal, hurled his shirt gleefully into the crowd. Aaron Ramsdale, whose first-half save from James Maddison’s free-kick […]

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MLS to hold independent inquiry of Whitecaps after Guardian investigation

Major League Soccer said Friday it will hire independent counsel to oversee an investigation into the Vancouver Whitecaps’ handling of misconduct allegations against former women’s coach Hubert Busby Jr, currently coach of the Jamaican women’s national team. “The investigation will include a review of the club’s internal processes and overall culture at the time as […]

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David Miller’s two late sixes take South Africa past Sri Lanka in thriller

David Miller struck two consecutive sixes in the final over to help South Africa edge Sri Lanka by four wickets in a thrilling but low-scoring match in Sharjah. Needing 15 in the last over for their second Super 12 win, the left-hander Miller deposited the second and third balls from paceman Lahiru Kumara over the […]

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Women’s FA Cup: Manchester City relishing chance of a Wembley final

The last remnant of the pandemic-disrupted domestic fixture list edges closer with the 2020-21 FA Cup semi-finals taking place on Sunday. And, with the 50th final of the competition scheduled to take place on 5 December, 100 years to the day since the Football Association effectively banned the women’s game by barring matches from being […]