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Toiling Manchester United still in money

Manchester United are still on course to become the first British club to earn more than half a billion pounds in one year despite their precarious league position and exit from the Champions League.

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Rio Ferdinand: Ryan Giggs would be a risk as Manchester United manager

Rio Ferdinand thinks Manchester United would be taking a risk if they appointed Ryan Giggs as their next manager.

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Martinez hails ‘incredible’ young fan

A nine-year-old boy who beat Ross Barkley, Kevin Mirallas and Aaron Lennon to win Everton’s goal of the month award has been hailed as an inspiration by manager Roberto Martinez.

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Admit fans for free, says Quique Sanchez Flores

Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores does not understand why English football is so expensive and wants fans to be able to watch the game for free.

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Adam Johnson sacked by Sunderland

Sunderland have sacked winger Adam Johnson a day after he pleaded guilty to two child sex offences.

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Dimitri Payet signs new deal with West Ham

Dim Payet has signed a new long-term deal at West Ham, the Premier League club announced last night.

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Liverpool supporters’ groups salute ‘unprecedented’ tickets U-turn

Liverpool supporters’ groups have hailed the “unprecedented” move by the club’s owners to reverse their decision on price increases.

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Liverpool owners apologise to fans after U-turn

Liverpool’s owners have performed a U-turn on proposed ticket increases after apologising to fans for getting their plans wrong.

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Confident Áine O’Gorman believes Ireland can still make Euro 2017 in Netherlands

Although Spain, on maximum points, look set to run away with the qualifying group, Ireland international Áine O’Gorman is still confident that the senior women’s team can make it to the Netherlands for next year’s European Championship finals.

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Claudio Ranieri determined Leicester won’t be a one-season wonder

Claudio Ranieri is determined to prevent Leicester’s successful season from being a one-off despite saying the Foxes are ‘having a strange year’.

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Jason McAteer: Shane Long rocket no match for Dutch destroyer

The celebrated 1-0 win against Germany last year was widely regarded as the most significant Irish football result delivered in Dublin since victory, by the same margin, against the Netherlands in 2001, when Jason McAteer’s famous goal secured crucial points for Mick McCarthy’s team en route to the World Cup finals in Japan and Korea.

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No pressure as Leicester just enjoying the ride, says cool Jamie Vardy

Jamie Vardy has refused to put any title pressure on Leicester ahead of their trip to rivals Arsenal.

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Pep Guardiola’s arrival at Manchester City won’t worry United, declares Chris Smalling

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling insists the Old Trafford outfit are not worried about Pep Guardiola taking over as City boss in the summer.

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Darren Fletcher wants FA Cup trip down memory lane

West Brom captain Darren Fletcher has urged Albion to create an FA Cup legacy as he eyes a second winners’ medal.

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Angelo Ogbonna delivers Hammer blow to Liverpool

West Ham 2 Liverpool 1 (AET): Angelo Ogbonna booked West Ham’s place in the FA Cup fifth round with a dramatic extra-time winner, his first goal for the club, to finally sink Liverpool at Upton Park.

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