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Green rescues late draw for Dons

Substitute Danny Green's late goal salvaged a 2-2 draw for MK Dons against Rochdale to move his side to within five points of League One leaders Bristol City. The Dons controlled much of the game yet looked to heading away with nothing thanks to a stunning goal by Reuben Noble-Lazarus only for Green to prevent what would have been a second home loss of the season. MK Dons struck first after 19 minutes ...
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Athletic Bilbao defeat Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 in Group H

Mikel San Jose kept Athletic Bilbao's European hopes alive by ending Shakhtar Donetsk's hopes of topping Champions League Group H with a 1-0 win. San Jose's 68th-minute strike at the Arena Lviv secured a 1-0 win for the Spaniards and that, coupled with leaders Porto's 3-0 victory in Borisov, ensured the Portuguese side will head the group with the Ukrainians second no matter what happens when the ...
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PSG remain top of Group F with 3-1 win over Ajax

Paris St Germain maintained their edge over Barcelona at the top of Champions League Group F with a comfortable 3-1 win over Ajax at the Parc des Princes. Edinson Cavani opened and completed the scoring with Davy Klaassen making things interesting midway through the second half, cancelling out the Uruguayan's opener before Zlatan Ibrahimovic restored PSG's lead. With Barcelona also victorious in ...
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Women in Football contacts all 92 clubs in anti-sexism campaign

Campaigners have contacted all 92 Premier League and Football League clubs in a bid to tackle sexist abuse in the game. Women in Football, backed by the Football Association, has written to every club with recommendations to highlight a series of issues which occur particularly on match days.   The organisation conducted a survey earlier this year which found that 66 per cent of women employed ...
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Rickie Lambert says Liverpool players must take responsibility

Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert insists the players have to stand up and be counted as boss Brendan Rodgers cannot take all the blame for their disappointing start to the season. Sunday’s 3-1 defeat at Crystal Palace - the Reds’ fourth in succession – increased the pressure on Rodgers and he accepted his job would be on the line if things do not turn around. However, Lambert says ...
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BPL: Hull 1 Spurs 2

Tottenham came from behind to beat 10-man Hull to leave the Tigers with only one win in 11 Premier League matches. Jake Livermore powered in from 25 yards for Hull before Hatem Ben Arfa missed a chance for a second from close range. Hull midfielder Gaston Ramirez was shown a straight red card for kicking out at Jan Vertonghen after half-time. Harry Kane pounced on a rebound to level, with Christian ...
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BPL: C Palace 3 Liverpool 1

Liverpool endured another miserable trip to Crystal Palace as two late goals gave the south London club their third win of the season. The Reds, whose title bid last season was damaged by a 3-3 draw at Selhurst Park, took the lead through Rickie Lambert's strike in the second minute. But Dwight Gayle equalised after Yannick Bolasie's shot came off a post. Joe Ledley then slotted Palace in front ...
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BPL: Arsenal 1 Man Utd 2

The impact was shuddering and, for Arsenal, the fallout was devastating. When Kieran Gibbs scraped himself up after being clattered by his goalkeeper, Wojciech Szczesny, and jutted his left foot at one of those low Antonio Valencia blasts, the full-back’s head was spinning. Almost in slow motion, the ball flicked off his boot and set a course for the far corner of the net. Gibbs slumped back ...
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BPL: Chelsea 2 West Brom 0

José Mourinho does not remember ever having it so good. When asked after this supremely comfortable win whether he has previously enjoyed such a dominant start to a campaign, the Chelsea manager hesitated and replied “maybe at Real Madrid” but, in fact, even in the 2011-12 season when he reached a record 100 points with the Spanish giants his side had not had as many points after ...
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BPL: Everton 2 West Ham 1

Roberto Martínez has a capacity to see the best in everyone and that certainly extends to the man who launched his career in English football and gave him the chance to manage in the Premier League. The Wigan owner, Dave Whelan, has vowed to resign as the Championship club’s chairman if the Football Association punishes him for making racist remarks about Chinese and Jewish people but ...
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