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# football - Yesterday’s News

5 Premier League bets to consider this weekend

A vital win for Sunderland and Leicester’s party to be put on hold are included in our selections this week.

'Faroe Islands inspired Leicester's title bid'

Former Denmark international Lars Olsen says his side are the inspiration for Claudio Ranieri’s team.

'I can't believe it. Who made this decision?' - Klopp blasts scheduling of Swansea trip

Liverpool’s next game kicks off at midday on Sunday.


'Rashford's movement reminds me of Van Basten' - Merson

Marcus Rashford’s movement is reminiscent of Marco van Basten, according to the former Arsenal player.

Repeat of Dortmund performance can turn semi-final around -- Kolo Toure

‘We know we can do it, we just need to believe.’

# football - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Liverpool ordered to pay record tribunal fee to Burnley for Ings

The England striker’s move to the Reds could cost the Anfield club more than €10m in a compensation payout.

Sakho handed 30-day suspension as Uefa open disciplinary proceedings

The Liverpool defender has been provisionally banned by European football’s governing body for a failed drugs test.

# football - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

Klopp issues a word of warning to his Liverpool players ahead of Europa League semi-final LFC

Liverpool defender Sakho accepts positive drugs test findings

Sakho was found to have tested positive for a prohibited drug and will remain unavailable for selection.

Guardiola: 'My Bayern reputation hinges on Champions League success'

However, the Spaniard does not believe his reign at the club should be judged on continental success.

# football - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

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Paralympian footballer has international caps stolen in home raid

Alan O’Hara represented Ireland over forty times between 2002 and 2008.

'Sakho has let Liverpool down, there are serious questions to be asked' - Carragher

The France international could miss the rest of the season while his failed drugs test is investigated.

Gary Lineker is just one Leicester win away from presenting MOTD in his jocks

The former England striker is likely regretting opening his mouth on Twitter last December.

This cracking Roy O'Donovan volley has been named A-League goal of the season Pick It Out This post contains videos

This cracking Roy O'Donovan volley has been named A-League goal of the season

The award ends a difficult campaign in a positive light for the Corkman.

# football - Monday 25 April, 2016

Van Gaal: I've done the best I can with this squad

The Manchester United boss points to 14 injuries that could have made his season look very different.

Claudio Ranieri plays down Totti to Leicester rumours

The 39-year-old, is without a contract for next season.

Rooney hoping to emulate Scholes in United midfield

The England skipper played in midfield during recent wins over Everton and Crystal Palace.

# football - Sunday 24 April, 2016

Brilliant last-minute penalty save from Buffon puts Juve on brink of Scudetto

Juventus could be crowned Serie A champions tomorrow after a crucial away victory over Fiorentina.

Minor health concern keeping German legend Mattias Sammer from Bayern games

Bayern Munich announce the reason for sporting director Matthias Sammer being absent from their dugout.

Connor Wickham strikes for Palace to set up United final

Goals from Yannick Bolasie and Wickham sent Crystal Palace into the FA Cup final at Watford’s expense.

Ronny Deila's long goodbye begins as Celtic stutter to draw

There was no change at the bottom of the Scottish Premiership, but an unhappy Celtic edged towards the title.

14 games since his last Premier League goal, Giroud lacks confidence, says Wenger

The Arsenal boss says his team must rally around the striker.

# football - Saturday 23 April, 2016

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Four for superb Suarez as Barca go back to the summit

Neymar and Lionel Messi were also on target for Luis Enrique’s side against Sporting Gijon.

Diego Simeone in hot water after bizarre sending off against Malaga New Balls Please This post contains videos

Diego Simeone in hot water after bizarre sending off against Malaga

The Atletico Madrid boss was given his marching orders after a ball was thrown on to the field while Malaga were attacking.

Louis van Gaal slams referee Anthony Taylor despite FA Cup semi-final joy

United are through to the FA Cup final, but their manager aired his grievances afterwards.

Liverpool let 2-goal lead slip as Benitez comes away from Anfield with hard-earned point

Newcastle United continued to show signs of fight in their relegation battle after coming back to draw 2-2 draw against the Reds.

Van Gaal and Martinez fighting to save their jobs and other weekend talking points

Manchester United come up against Everton in the first FA Cup semi-final while Leicester look to get their title push back on track in the Premier League.

# football - Friday 22 April, 2016

'Dilly ding, dilly dong!' Ranieri finally admits Leicester's title ambition

The veteran Italian manager has shrugged off his traditional caution.

Fabregas: I 'forgot how to play football' under Mourinho

The Chelsea midfielder has revealed the extent of his self-doubt during the club’s nightmare start to the season.

# football - Thursday 21 April, 2016

'Why is he playing to the crowd because he has injured a Liverpool player?'

Jamie Carragher slams Everton defender Ramiro Funes Mori for his behaviour in the Merseyside derby.

Moyes in no rush to decide future amid Celtic interest

Ronny Deila announced on Wednesday that he will leave Scottish champions Celtic at the end of the season.

# football - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

Van Gaal admits Rashford is forcing Rooney into deep role

Louis van Gaal says he was happy with his captain’s display on Wednesday.

'One-season wonder' jibes fuelled Harry Kane's improvement

24 goals in 34 Premier League outings is a hell of a ‘difficult second season’.

# football - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

LVG taking care to limit Rashford's workload on and after matchdays

The 18-year-old did not train for two days after scoring the only goal in United’s win over Villa.

'I get high on adversity' - Luis Enrique defiant despite Barca slump

The reigning champions have lost their last three matches in La Liga and their manager is relishing the challenge of turning their fortunes around.

Atletico Madrid defender speaks out on Suarez elbow

The Uruguay team-mates are no strangers to a tussle on the pitch.

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Soccer super agent Jorge Mendes's Irish firm has paid out €6.5m

Business looks good for the man behind stars like Cristiano Ronaldo.

'I love Jose, but he trusted us too much'

Just seven months after claiming a third top-flight title in his second spell at the helm, Mourinho left Chelsea in 16th position.

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The government has a "first eleven" of tips for people going to the Euros

Ireland kick off their campaign on 13 June in Paris against Sweden.

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