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Five things from Tottenham's aggregate victory over Sheffield United

Tottenham survived a scare against Sheffield United in their Capital One Cup semi-final second leg at Bramall Lane to draw 2-2 on the night and win 3-2 on aggregate. Christian Eriksen gave Spurs the lead with a wonderful free-kick on Wednesaday night, only for Che Adams to send the crowd wild with two late goals. However, it was Eriksen who had the final say with a calm finish to set up a Wembley ...
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Rangers boss Kenny McDowall seeks inspiration for Celtic clash

Rangers caretaker manager Kenny McDowall says he will be using former boss Walter Smith as inspiration as he prepares his side for Sunday's Scottish League Cup semi-final with Celtic. Rangers, who trail Hearts by 13 points in the Scottish Championship, face Premiership leaders Celtic in an eagerly-anticipated meeting at Hampden Park. "We appreciate we are underdogs and rightly so but come ...
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Mellon relishing Mandron loan

Boss Micky Mellon admitted he thought his chance to sign new Shrewsbury loanee Mikael Mandron had gone. The 20-year-old has joined on loan until the end of the season from Sunderland to aid their League Two promotion bid. Mandron had a loan spell at Fleetwood last season, making 13 appearances and scoring once, and made his Sunderland debut in their 1-0 defeat to Liverpool earlier this month. "Mikael ...
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Ghana and Algeria make it through to the quarter-finals after winning final group games

Ghana beat South Africa 2-1 and Algeria won 2-0 against Senegal to book their places in the last eight of the Africa Cup of Nations, after both looked to be heading out of the tournament. John Boye and Andre Ayew scored as Ghanacame from behind to defeat South Africa 2-1 in Mongomo and seal their progress to the quarter-finals as Group C winners. Both teams were facing elimination from the tournament ...
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Chelsea reach final as Branislav Ivanovic's goal sinks Liverpool

Branislav Ivanovic's extra-time goal was enough to secure Chelsea's place in the Capital One Cup final as they beat Liverpool 1-0 on the night and 2-1 on aggregate. In what was a pulsating cup tie at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night, Chelsea were lucky to keep their full complement of players on the pitch after Diego Costa appeared to stamp on Emre Can in the first half. However, referee Michael ...
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Three Bears consortium criticise Rangers board over Mike Ashley loan

The Three Bears consortium have criticised Rangers' decision to shun their offer in favour of a £10m loan deal from Sports Direct, a company owned by Newcastle owner Mike Ashley. The consortium, comprising of wealthy supporters Douglas Park, George Letham and George Taylor offered the cash-strapped Glasgow club a £6.5m loan but Ibrox directors opted for Sports Direct's offer of two ...
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Northampton bring in Holmes

Northampton Town have completed the signing of Portsmouth winger Ricky Holmes on a free transfer. The 27-year-old has been with Chris Wilder's side on loan since the start of January and is yet to be on the losing team in his four Cobblers appearances. He has penned a two-and-a-half-year deal with Northampton.
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Stoke striker Bojan will miss remainder of the season through injury

Stoke striker Bojan will miss the remainder of the season after sustaining a knee ligament injury against Rochdale in the FA Cup. The 24-year-old opened the scoring in Monday night's fourth-round tie at Spotland but was forced off with the injury in the 32nd minute and will now undergo surgery to repair his cruciate ligament in his left knee. "It's bitterly disappointing for the club but ...
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Martin Odegaard will be a star at Real Madrid and Lucas Silva will be thrown into action

Martin Odegaard will be a top star at Real Madrid, and Zinedine Zidane was the key reason the Norwegian youngster decided to join the Spanish giants, says Guillem Balague. Odegaard, who has already been capped at international level and was linked with several other top European clubs, was unveiled by Real last week. And Ballague, speaking on Revista De La Liga, revealed some of the finer details ...
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Getafe end winless streak with 2-1 win over Celta Vigo

Pablo Sarabia spared Diego Castro's blushes as Getafe finally ended their nine-game winless streak in La Liga with a 2-1 victory over Celta Vigo. Sarabia blasted home a late winner to end Getafe's barren league spell, after midfielder Castro had struck the bar with a penalty. Celta's own rut continued unchecked into a 10th league game without victory, however, as the hosts ground their way to the ...
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