Liverpool defender Matip set to miss rest of season


Liverpool centre-back Joel Matip is set to miss the rest of the season as the club say he is “likely to require an operation on a thigh injury”. The 26-year-old suffered the injury during the win at Crystal Palace on Saturday but played the whole game. A Reds statement said “the operation is likely to end” Matip’s “involvement in the remainder” of the ...

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Olympiakos players fined £350,000 and ordered to ‘go on holiday’

Olympiakos players have been fined 400,000 euros (£350,000) and ordered to go on holiday by the club president following poor results. The Greek champions are third in the Super League after three wins in their past eight games. Shipping magnate Evangelos Marinakis, who also owns Nottingham Forest, was quoted in the Greek media as telling the players: “I and the ...

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West Brom part company with manager Pardew

West Bromwich Albion have parted company with manager Alan Pardew after eight successive league defeats. The 56-year-old was appointed on 29 November after the Baggies sacked Tony Pulis following a run of 10 Premier League games without a victory. A 2-1 home defeat by Burnley on Saturday left bottom club Albion 10 points from safety with six games left. Coach Darren Moore has taken ...

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‘They will be back on Thursday’ – Wenger on absent Arsenal fans

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Arsene Wenger feels Arsenal’s failure to mount a title challenge was the main reason for another sparse crowd as three late goals saw them beat relegation-threatened Stoke. The Gunners were booed off at half-time at Emirates Stadium after seeing Aaron Ramsey clip the crossbar with their only clear chance of the first 45 minutes. But Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s penalty broke the ...

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Alli hits two as Spurs end 28-year wait for win at Chelsea

Dele Alli scored twice as Tottenham came from behind to earn a first win at Stamford Bridge in 28 years and damage Chelsea’s hopes of finishing in the Premier League top four. A win would have moved the Blues to within two points of fourth-placed Tottenham and, after soaking up some Spurs pressure, they took the lead when Alvaro Morata ...

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Protests, marches and three valuable points for West Ham

West Ham manager David Moyes got it spot on. “We would be having a very different press conference if we had lost,” said the Scot after Saturday’s precious 3-0 win over Premier League relegation rivals Southampton. The joyous scenes at London Stadium as the Hammers outplayed the Saints came three weeks after the toxic scenes during the home defeat against ...

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Arsenal leave it late for 3-0 win over Stoke

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s late double set Arsenal on course for victory over relegation-threatened Stoke at Emirates Stadium. The Gunners were booed off at half-time by another sparse and subdued home crowd after seeing Aaron Ramsey clip the crossbar with their only clear chance of the first 45 minutes. Arsenal showed greater urgency after the break, although Stoke struck the woodwork through ...

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Japan thrash Black Queens 7-1 in friendly

Japan completed its preparation for the Women’s Asian Cup in emphatic style Sunday with a 7-1 victory over the Black Queens of Ghana in an international friendly. With an eye on her lineups for the April 6-20 tournament in Jordan, coach Asako Takakura made multiple changes throughout the match against the Black Queens, including bringing veteran forward Nahomi Kawasumi off ...

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Anthony Joshua defeats Joseph Parker on points

Anthony Joshua completed a composed points win over Joseph Parker as he was taken the distance for the first time in the unification clash in Cardiff. The British heavyweight star added the WBO belt to his IBF and WBA ‘super’ titles as he produced a disciplined display against the rugged Parker to earn a wide unanimous decision with scores of ...

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Salah secures three points for Liverpool at Palace

Mohamed Salah’s late goal snatched a victory for Liverpool at Crystal Palace and left their hosts two points above the relegation zone. The Egyptian took a touch before firing past keeper Wayne Hennessey after Andy Robertson had crossed in from the left. Luka Milivojevic had converted from the spot early in the first half to give Palace the lead after ...

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