Football

London – Tottenham have defied the odds to remain alive in three cup competitions and on course for a top-four finish in the Premier League after spending nothing in the summer but staying afloat without injured talisman Harry Kane could be the biggest challenge yet for manager Mauricio Pochettino. Kane will not even be fit
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London – Newcastle survived an FA Cup scare at Blackburn as they blew a two-goal lead before hitting back to win 4-2 after extra time in Tuesday’s third round replay. Rafael Benitez sent out an under-strength line-up featuring eight changes from Newcastle’s 2-1 defeat at Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday. The stand-ins made
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London – Fulham signed former Liverpool forward Ryan Babel from Besiktas on Tuesday as the Premier League strugglers bid to bolster their spluttering attack and avoid relegation. Netherlands international Babel has joined Claudio Ranieri’s side, who sit 19th and five points from safety, until the end of the season and could make his debut against
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Doha – Uruguay’s Edinson Cavani admitted Monday that Qatar’s inclusion among teams in this year’s Copa America was a “surprise” but backed the Gulf state’s first ever tournament appearance. The 31-year-old, who plays for Qatari-owned French champions Paris Saint-Germain, said allowing the World Cup 2022 host in to South America’s biggest international competition could prove
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London – David de Gea produced 11 saves in a virtuoso goalkeeping performance on Sunday, helping Manchester United to a 1-0 victory over Tottenham secured by Marcus Rashford’s goal. By passing his first significant test since replacing Jose Mourinho, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer became the first United manager to open with six straight wins – strengthening
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Cape Town – ZESCO United put Kaizer Chiefs firmly in their place, when they issued the South African team with a 3-1 drubbing at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium on Sunday. Chiefs now have it all to do in the return fixture of the CAF Confederation Cup Play-Off, scheduled to be contested later this month. Nothing
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Cardfiff – Huddersfield were left counting the cost of referee Lee Mason’s change of mind in a 0-0 draw against fellow relegation strugglers Cardiff in the English Premier League on Saturday. What had been a dreary match produced a 76th-minute talking point when Mason pointed to the penalty spot after Florent Hadergjonaj tumbled in the
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London – Tom Cleverley completed Watford’s comeback against Crystal Palace, volleying in the goal that clinched a 2-1 victory in the English Premier League on Saturday. Palace took the lead through Craig Cathcart’s own-goal in the 38th minute, but the Watford defender made amends when he scored from Jose Holebas’ corner in the 67th minute.
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London – Maurizio Sarri warned his Chelsea stars to improve their mentality after Willian’s sublime strike sealed a hard-fought 2-1 win over struggling Newcastle on Saturday. Sarri’s side took the lead through Pedro’s early goal, but Ciaran Clark snatched a shock equaliser before half-time. With Chelsea fans beginning to lose patience at their team’s latest
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London – Declan Rice’s first West Ham goal secured a 1-0 win over Arsenal in a capital city derby clash at the London Stadium. The victory in Saturday’s early kick-off saw the Hammers move up to eighth in the Premier League table, on 31 points, ahead of the bulk of the weekend’s fixtures. Teenage midfielder
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