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    Daniel Candeias willing to go the distance as he has no intention of conceding Premiership title to Celtic

    Daniel Candeias has no intention of conceding the Ladbrokes Premiership crown to Celtic. Not while Rangers still have the chance to create a genuine title race.The Portuguese winger played his part in helping Graeme Murty's side move back into second spot last weekend, edging above Aberdeen on goal difference after a 5-3 win at Hamilton.Celtic remain nine points clear at the summit but a home victory over Hearts on Saturday would see Rangers reduce that gap to six - at least until their Old Firm rivals visit Pittodrie a day later. Daniel Candeias has no intention of conceding the Ladbrokes ...

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    Paul Pogba set to be named on subs' bench for Manchester United's Champions League clash against Sevilla as his relationship with Jose Mourinho continues to be questioned

    The saga surrounding Paul Pogba's recent troubles at Manchester United has taken another twist after it emerged that he is set to be left out of the starting line-up for the Champions League clash with Sevilla on Wednesday night.It is unclear if manager Jose Mourinho has decided to omit the club's record £89million signing once again and put him on the bench, or if Pogba has failed to fully recover from the illness that kept him out of last weekend's FA Cup tie at Huddersfield.Despite phoning in sick on Saturday morning, the Frenchman was able to train at Carrington 24 ...

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    Liverpool U19s 2-0 Manchester United U19s: Ben Woodburn and Rafael Camacho put Reds into UEFA Youth League quarter-finals as Steven Gerrard gets one over Nicky Butt

    His scream was the loudest in the stadium, the fist-shaking celebration that followed a throwback to the days when he was in the thick of the action.Steven Gerrard has admitted that nothing will replace the buzz of not being a footballer but in the 77th minute of a keenly-contested scrap with Liverpool's most-bitter rivals - managed by former England team-mate and Premier League rival Nicky Butt - there was an animated glimpse of how much he is enjoying his new life.Rafael Camacho, a young Portugal international, had just jinked down Manchester United's left and thrashed a shot into the top ...

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    Tottenham 1-1 Monaco (3-1 pens): Brandon Austin's super spot kick save sends Spurs to the last-eight of UEFA Youth League after end to end contest

    Goalkeeper Brandon Austin was the Spurs hero in their UEFA Youth League victory against Monaco as they progressed into the quarter-finals of the competition courtesy of a penalty shootout.The 19-year-old managed to save from the Principality club's Francesco Antonucci as they triumphed 3-1 on spot kicks on Wednesday afternoon.Austin dived low to his right on Monaco's third spot kick to keep the scores at 2-1. Oliver Skipp then put away his penalty for Spurs, and when Moussa Sylla hit the bar the Tottenham players rejoiced. Tottenham's players celebrate with heroic goalkeeper Brandon Austin on Wednesday Keanan Bennets earlier scored the ...

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    Marko Arnautovic admits he was 'hurt' by West Ham fans branding him a £25m flop before turning season around with seven goals in nine

    Marko Arnautovic has admitted he was 'hurt' by West Ham fans labelling him as a flop after his £25m move from Stoke last summer. It took the Austrian time to settle and Hammers supporters made their feelings known with whistles and boos at London Stadium.   'It hurt me in the beginning when I heard people whistling me in the stadium, because they expected me to do better,' he told the club website. Marko Arnautovic struggled at West Ham early in the season after his £25million move The Hammers forward was booed and whistled by supporters for his displays'But now I am ...

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    Manchester United outcast Matteo Darmian wanted by Juventus as they seek Stephen Lichsteiner replacement

    Juventus are interested in signing Manchester United's out-of-favour defender Matteo Darmian.The Italy international has struggled for playing time under Jose Mourinho, and according to Goal, the Serie A champions are planning a move in the summer. They claim the Italian giants are on the lookout for a replacement for Stephen Lichtsteiner, who is 34 and set to leave the club at the end of his current contract in the summer.  Juventus are interested in signing Italy international Matteo Darmian from Manchester UnitedDarmian has made just four Premier League appearances for United this season and has not appeared on a teamsheet in ...

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    Jose Mourinho aims dig at Manchester City and Pep Guardiola as he says his Manchester United side 'lose with dignity, behaving as a big team' after rivals' acrimonious FA Cup exit

    Jose Mourinho has taken a thinly-veiled swipe at Manchester City over their acrimonious FA Cup defeat at Wigan Athletic.City crashed out of the fifth round at the DW Stadium on Monday, losing 1-0 to the League One club as their hopes of an historic Quadruple ended amid ugly scenes.Fabian Delph was shown a straight red card for a first-half challenge, manager Pep Guardiola clashed with Wigan boss Paul Cook, and Sergio Aguero was involved in an altercation with home fans at the final whistle. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has spoken on his team's manner in defeat Mourinho took a ...

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    Lucky punter turns 50p into £61,000 on 17-fold accumulator thanks to three stoppage-time goals

    One lucky punter has Jordan Taylor-Moore and Jayden Stockley to thank after the Exeter City duo scored stoppage-time goals to clinch a 17-fold accumulator and earn them £61,000 off a 50p bet.The punter placed the hopeful bet on 17 different games at a Ladbrokes shop in Cheetham Hill, Manchester and ended up raking in 122,000 times that amount.  The bet was looking far from likely as the matches entered stoppage time with Exeter trailing 1-0 at Crewe and Aldershot 1-0 down to Bromley.  Jayden Stockley (left) celebrates with Robbie Simpson after his 95th-minute winner for Exeter The punter needed Aldershot to draw ...

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    Davinson Sanchez pours cold water over Real Madrid talk: 'As big as they are, if the conditions aren't favourable for me – unfortunately I cannot accept'

    Tottenham defender Davinson Sanchez has rubbished claims he could move to Real Madrid in the summer by declaring his commitment to his current employers. Sanchez has impressed during his first season in the Premier League after making a summer move to England in a deal which could rise to £42million. Reports have suggested that Real Madrid are monitoring the Colombia international's developments however Sanchez is keen on making a name for himself in north London.  Davinson Sanchez wants to prolong his stay at Tottenham despite being linked to Real Madrid Real Madrid are said to be interested in Sanchez but the Colombian ...

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    AC Milan make £22m Roma star Edin Dzeko 'No 1 summer target' as Gennaro Gattuso hunts for a new striker

    AC Milan have put Roma striker Edin Dzeko at the top of their summer shopping list, according to reports in Italy.Gennaro Gattuso wants to add a new striker to his squad and could be tempted to pay the £22million it would take to prise him from Milan's Serie A rivals.The Bosnian came close to joining Chelsea in the January window but the two clubs were unable to agree a deal. Roma striker Edin Dzeko heads AC Milan's transfer shopping list for this summer Gennaro Gattuso is desperate to add another striker to his squad ahead of next seasonMilan are ready to ...

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    Leicester City pay EFL £3.1m Financial Fair Play fine after agreeing to settle dispute from end of 2013-14 season

    Leicester have paid the EFL £3.1million to settle a dispute over Financial Fair Play regulations that arose from the club’s Championship-winning season.The EFL ruled Leicester had broken the £8m cap on losses during the 2013-14 campaign by posting a deficit of £20.8m – but the club argued £13m of it was ‘allowable’ as it included bonuses arising from promotion and academy improvements.The two parties have been in arbitration since Leicester confirmed in March 2017 they were contesting the EFL’s judgement and Wednesday’s announcement marks the end of the process. Leicester City and the EFL have announced an agreed £3.1m settlement ...

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    West Ham arrange friendly to play Dagenham & Redbridge during March's international break to help raise funds for the non-League side

    West Ham will hold a friendly with non-League Dagenham & Redbridge during March's international break in a bid to help their neighbours in their financial crisis.David Moyes has vowed that he will put out a strong team to get gates up with 100 per cent of the money raised going to the struggling Daggers down the road.The friendly fixture will be held on Wednesday March 21 at Dagenham's Chigwell Construction Stadium - less than two miles from the Hammers' Rush Green training ground. West Ham will play Dagenham & Redbridge in a friendly at Chigwell Construction Stadium David Moyes has ...

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    Mauro Icardi suits Inter Milan's striped shirt better than solid colours of Manchester United or Real Madrid, jokes manager Luciano Spalletti

    Mauro Icardi should stay at Inter Milan because he suits the club's shirt better than those of suitors Real Madrid and Manchester United, Luciano Spalletti has joked.The Argentine striker has attracted interest from some of Europe's biggest clubs this season after netting 18 goals in just 24 games in all competitions.But after being questioned on Icardi's future at the San Siro, Inter boss Spalletti opted for a light-hearted answer about his star man.  Inter Milan forward Mauro Icardi (right) has attracted attention from Europe's biggest clubs Manager Luciano Spalletti has joked that Icardi should stay because he suits Inter's shirt ...

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    Neymar should change sports if he truly wants to escape Lionel Messi's shadow, insists Thierry Henry

    Thierry Henry believes that the only way Neymar can emerge from Lionel Messi's shadow is to change sports entirely. Neymar shocked football by leaving Messi and Barcelona to join Paris Saint-Germain in August in a world-record £198million deal.The Brazilian's move was in part down to his desire to play away from Messi and forge a career for himself without the Argentine's influence. Neymar left Lionel Messi and Barcelona to join Paris Saint-Germain for £198million in August As Neymar's current team-mate and compatriot Dani Alves explained, the 26-year-old had to make the move to escape Messi's shadow. But Henry, who played with Messi at Barcelona ...

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    RB Leipzig construct 'special area' in away dressing room to allow Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri to smoke during Europa League last-32 clash

    RB Leipzig have gone to extraordinary measures to accommodate Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri for Thursday's Europa League tie – constructing a 'special area' in the away dressing room which will allow him to smoke.Sarri takes his side to Leipzig with the unenviable task of overturning the 3-1 deficit from the first leg in Naples.But what will make his trip a little easier is the three-metre wide and three-and-a-half-metre high room installed at Red Bull Arena which will indulge his smoking habits. RB Leipzig have constructed a smoking area in the away dressing room for Maurizio Sarri The Napoli boss will ...

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