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Mauricio Pochettino compares Sergio Aguero with Mozart

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has compared Sergio Aguero with composer Mozart as he prepares to take on "the best striker in the world" on Saturday. Pochettino’s Spurs team will be looking to preserve their unbeaten away record in the Premier League this season at Manchester City, but the Argentine is aware of the threat his compatriot poses as the spearhead for City’s ...
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Theo Walcott plays 45 minutes for Arsenal Under-21s on return from knee injury

Theo Walcott moved closer to an Arsenal comeback with an appearance for the club's U21 side on Friday evening. The England forward has spent more than nine months recuperating from cruciate ligament damage suffered during January's FA Cup third-round tie against Tottenham. And Walcott started a goalless draw with Blackburn before he was replaced by Alex Iwobi at half-time. Afterwards he told: "It's ...
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Rotherham beat Leeds United 2-1 in Yorkshire derby

Rotherham produced a rousing second-half display to dispose of Yorkshire rivals Leeds and pile the pressure on their head coach Darko Milanic with a 2-1 win at the New York Stadium. The Millers were trailing at half-time to Mirco Antenucci's effort, but they put in a barnstorming performance after the restart and turned it around thanks to goals from Alex Revell and substitute Jonson Clarke-Harris ...
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Hamilton ease to 3-0 win over Aberdeen

Two goals from Hamilton's French midfielder Tony Andreu eased the Accies to a 3-0 victory over Aberdeen and extended their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership. A 90th-minute third goal at New Douglas Park, this time from Mikael Antoine-Curier, gave Hamilton a four-point cushion over second-placed Dundee United, who have a game in hand.  Andreu’s first came in the 15th minute ...
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Livingston v Hibernian team news

Liam Fontaine is doubtful for Hibernian’s Scottish Championship trip to Livingston on Saturday. The defender was substituted during last weekend’s goalless draw with Dumbarton after sustaining a thigh injury.   Head coach Alan Stubbs told the Edinburgh News: “It looks like he’s got a slight strain in his thigh muscle. We’ll evaluate it and see how it ...
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Hearts v Dumbarton team news

Hearts will give a late fitness test to Danny Wilson before naming their side to face Dumbarton at Tynecastle on Saturday. Manager Robbie Neilson admits that he may choose to rest hisr skipper ahead of next week’s Edinburgh derby against Hibs. Neilson said: “Danny will get tested Saturday morning and we’ll see how he is. “Hopefully he’s got a chance of playing but ...
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Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph faces two months out after suffering dislocated shoulder

Aston Villa and England midfielder Fabian Delph is to undergo surgery after dislocating his right shoulder in training. The 24-year-old is expected to be ruled out for two months after falling awkwardly during a training session on Tuesday and is not likely to be back in action until the Christmas period. Delph has enjoyed an impressive rise to the international stage after cementing a place ...
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Mansfield v Cambridge preview

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Mansfield Town and Cambridge United at One Call Stadium. Mansfield will check on Fergus Bell, Simon Heslop and Matt Rhead ahead of the visit of Cambridge. All three players were forced off through injury last weekend at Portsmouth. Bell, already soldiering on with a dislocated collarbone, was left without vision in his left eye following a bang on ...
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Morecambe land Barkhuizen

Morecambe have signed striker Tom Barkhuizen on a month's loan from Championship outfit Blackpool. Morecambe have signed Blackpool striker Tom Barkhuizen on a month's loan. The 21-year-old, who has yet to feature for the ailing Championship club this season, will stay at the Globe Arena for four weeks and could make his debut against Burton on Saturday. Shrimps' boss Jim Bentley told the club's ...
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Joronen drafted in at Accrington

Accrington have signed Fulham goalkeeper Jesse Joronen on loan following Adam Chapman's foot injury. The 21-year-old Finnish international will stay at the Store First Stadium for a month and will go straight into the squad for Saturday's game at Stevenage, subject to Football League approval. Chapman has returned to parent club Chesterfield halfway through his two-month stay. "We were disappointed ...
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