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Lingard rocket brings Man U Cup cheer – Red Devils end 12-year wait for FA Cup

LONDON, May 21, (AFP): Jesse Lingard’s extra-time thunderbolt earned Manchester United a record-equalling 12th FA Cup as Louis van Gaal’s side came from behind to defeat Crystal Palace 2-1 in Saturday’s final at Wembley. In a rematch of the 1990 final, which United won after a replay, underdogs Palace took …

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‘Final loss can be turning point for Liverpool’ – Team will be different next yr: Klopp

BASEL, Switzerland, May 19, (AP): Juergen Klopp knows his team’s loss in the Europa League final looked bad. It felt bad, too. But the Liverpool manager believes that perception can change over time. “We will use this experience together,” Klopp said after a 3-1 loss to a superior Sevilla on Wednesday. “And …

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Ibrahimovic breaks PSG record in Nantes romp

Zlatan Ibrahimovic headed home a minute from time to break Paris Saint- Germain’s single season League 1 scoring record in a 4-0 rout of Nantes on Saturday. With the title long wrapped up and a French Cup final against bitter rivals Marseille to come a week later, the night was …

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Barca on brink of title in final day showdown – Real set to recall Bale

MADRID, May 13, (AFP): Barcelona have the upper hand in a final day showdown with Real Madrid for the Spanish title on Saturday as they know a victory at Granada will ensure them a 24th La Liga crown. Madrid are a point behind and have to stretch their winning La …

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Sunderland relegate Newcastle, Norwich – Last-gasp Liverpool hold Chelsea

LONDON, May 12, (AFP): Newcastle United and Norwich City were relegated from the Premier League as Sunderland secured their survival with a one-sided 3-0 victory over Everton. Sunderland centre-back Lamine Kone’s first two goals for the club and a Patrick van Aanholt free-kick took Sam Allardyce’s side four points clear …

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Vardy brace crowns Leicester title party – Morgan lifts trophy

LEICESTER, United Kingdom, May 7, (AFP): Leicester City captain Wes Morgan hoisted the Premier League trophy aloft to a burst of pyrotechnics on Saturday as one of sport’s most captivating stories reached its giddy climax. Following a 3-1 win over Everton in their final home game, the 5,000-1 outsiders, whose …

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Reds sink Villarreal, set up Sevilla ‘final’ – Holders on track for 3rd straight title

LONDON, May 6, (RTRS): Liverpool romped into the Europa League final with a 3-0 win over Villarreal on another magical night at Anfield to tee up a showpiece clash with holders Sevilla who swatted away visitors Shakhtar Donetsk 3-1. Five times European champions Liverpool reached a 12th continental final thanks to …

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Real braced for tough Atletico sequel in final – Zidane is doing great job, says Ronaldo

MADRID, May 5, (RTRS): As soon as the final whistle confirmed Real Madrid’s berth in the Champions League final against local rivals Atletico with a 1-0 aggregate victory over Manchester City on Wednesday, memories of 2014’s all-Spanish final came flooding back. Sergio Ramos headed in a 93rd-minute equaliser in Lisbon …

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Liverpool’s Klopp chases lost ‘spark’ in Villarreal reunion – ‘Chance of a lifetime’

LONDON, May 4, (AFP): Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has vowed that his team will rediscover their mojo in time for Thursday’s Europa League semi-final second leg at home to slick Spanish opponents Villarreal. After a 1-0 first-leg defeat, Klopp saw a much-changed side beaten 3-1 by Swansea City on Sunday …

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Klopp frustrated by young Liverpool’s learning curve

SWANSEA, United Kingdom, May 2, (AFP): Jurgen Klopp admitted Liverpool’s young players have much to learn after his weakened side slumped to a lacklustre 3-1 defeat against Swansea. Two goals from Andre Ayew and one from Jack Cork at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday proved enough for Swansea to guarantee …

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