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Jak Alnwick fit for Newcastle's derby against Sunderland

Newcastle United goalkeeper Jak Alnwick has been passed fit for Sunday's derby against Sunderland, according to our sources. The 21-year-old reported for training on Thursday and was assessed by the club’s medical staff, with his shoulder injury deemed not as bad as first feared. Alnwick was injured during the Magpies’ 4-0 Capital One Cup defeat at Tottenham on Wednesday and was initially ...
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Brentford keen to retain services of Spurs' Alex Pritchard

Tottenham intend to allow Alex Pritchard to remain on loan at Brentford for the rest of the season and will decide his future next summer. The 21-year-old midfielder has thrived on a season-long loan at the Championship club and Brentford have expressed an interest to Spurs in signing him on a permanent deal. A January break clause exists in his loan deal and there have been several reports of other ...
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Everton boss expecting team to pick up big Christmas points haul

Roberto Martinez says he fully expects his players to rise to the challenge of a packed festive programme, starting with the trip to Southampton on Saturday. The Spaniard insisted that a good run over Christmas would give the club the ideal platform in which to target the top four in the new year, before the demands of the Europa League kick in again in February. Everton travel to off-colour Saints ...
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Christian Eriksen could become one of Tottenham's greats

Christian Eriksen can become one of the Premier League's best playmakers, according to his Tottenham team-mate Jan Vertonghen. Eriksen arrived at White Hart Lane in 2013, in the wake of Gareth Bale's record-breaking move to Real Madrid. Eriksen, 22, has had a slow start with Spurs but with three goals in his last six matches, and a strong showing in the Capital One Cup quarter-final win over Newcastle, ...
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Robbie Rogers slams FIFA for 'insane' decisions to host World Cups in Russia and Qatar

LA Galaxy midfielder Robbie Rogers has hit out at FIFA for its ‘insane’ decision to stage the next two World Cups in Russia and Qatar. Rogers, who helped the Galaxy win the MLS Cup earlier this month, is the highest-profile, openly-gay footballer in the world. Both Russia and Qatar have openly negative views on LGBT citizens which has led to criticism of FIFA for awarding them the rights ...
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West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce in no rush to begin contract talks

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has played down speculation about his future, saying nothing has changed since the start of the season. Newspaper reports had suggested that Allardyce’s position was under threat given that he had not yet agreed a new contract. But the 60-year-old says he in no rush to begin discussions, having experienced a similar situation when he agreed a two-year contract ...
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Bolton forward Max Clayton out for the season with cruciate damage

Bolton forward Max Clayton is out for the season after surgery to repair cruciate ligament damage. Clayton was taken to hospital after he was injured during the first half of Saturday's Championship game against Ipswich. Scans revealed damage to the anterior cruciate in Clayton's right knee, and a Bolton statement on Thursday ruled him out for the next six months. That recovery period extends well ...
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PSG beat Ajaccio 3-1; Monaco, Lille & Rennes also through

Paris Saint-Germain came from a goal down to halt their losing streak with a 3-1 win over Ajaccio in the Coupe de la Ligue round of 16 on Wednesday. PSG, who were defeated by Barcelona and Guingamp last week, fell behind when Johan Cavalli opened the scoring for the Corsican side in the 27th minute from the penalty spot. However, Edinson Cavani (55) equalised after the break before goals from Serge ...
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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers hails players after 3-1 win at Bournemouth

Brendan Rodgers praised a rejuvenated Liverpool after seeing his side reach the Capital One Cup semi-final with a 3-1 win at Sky Bet Championship side Bournemouth. Raheem Sterling, who had previously endured a 22-game goal drought for club and country, set the Reds on their way to an away win with a close-range header. Lazar Markovic grabbed the second before Sterling added another for his ...
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Borussia Dortmund remain in relegation trouble after 2-2 draw with Wolfsburg

Borussia Dortmund remain in the Bundesliga relegation play-off spot after twice letting a one-goal lead slip in their 2-2 draw with second-placed Wolfsburg. Jurgen Klopp's men have suffered a dramatic fall from grace this season but would have been hoping to give their fans something to cheer in their final home match of the year. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave them an ideal start with his eighth-minute ...
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