Attacking Soccer Archives for January 2011

Gareth Bale Models New Team GB Olympics Jersey

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Gareth Bale model's Team GB's new Olympic team kit for the 2012 Games in London, however I can't see the Welsh FA or Harry Redknapp being happy about it as most Premier League managers fear burn out for their star player's who are eligible to participate in the games following their busy Summer in the Euro 2012 Championships in Poland and Ukraine.

Higuain Goal v Real Sociedad

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Gonzalo Higuain's eight minute goal against Real Sociedad was enough to see Real Madrid go top of La Liga a point above rivals Barcelona in second place, but it was the sheer class and confidence of the finish from Higuain which got all the plaudits and rightly so.

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Barcelona v Mallorca Highlights

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Barcelona went back to the top of La Liga albeit for a short while after crushing Mallorca 5-0 at the Nou Camp last night. Lionel Messi grabbed a hat-trick, youngster Cuenco grabbed the fourth before Dani Alves rounded off a great night for Barca with a wonderful goal struck from over 25 yards out which dipped over the Mallorca keeper crashed off the crossbar and in.

Amazing Neymar Goal v Atletico PR

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Santos number 11 Neymar scores an amazing individual goal his fourth of the game in Santos 4-1 win over Atletico PR.

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Roma v AC Milan Highlights

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a brace of headers as Milan beat Roma 3-2 in a five goal thriller at the Stadio Olypico in Rome today to move up to second place in Serie A, two points behind leaders Juventus.

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West Brom v Liverpool Highlights

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Liverpool's title challenge is still on after they totally outclassed former manager Roy Hodgson's West Brom at the Hawthorns in the Premier League's evening game with goals from Charlie Adams from a dubious penalty and Andy Carroll who toe poked home only his fourth Premier League goal for Liverpool since his multi-million pound January move from Newcastle United.

Championship Table Looking Like Early Premier League

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After today's fixtures, the top of the NPower Championship table has a very familiar look to it, with every team having spent time in the Premier League at some point recently! In fact, 4 of the top 8 were part of the inaugural EPL season (Southampton, Crystal Palace, Middlesbro' and Leeds.

Wickham Goal v Aston Villa

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szólj hozzá: S1-1AV [Fb.com/1Goals]

Connor Wickham equalises just before half-time for Sunderland against Aston Villa with a brilliant finish but it's no comparison to the goal which Petrov got for Villa but a goal is a goal.

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Chelsea v Arsenal Highlights

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Chelsea were again beaten by London opposition for the second time within a week as Arsenal came from behind to beat their title contenders 5-3 at Stamford Bridge with Robin Van Persie scoring a brilliant hat-trick for the visitors.

Super Petrov Goal v Sunderland

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szólj hozzá: S 0-1 AV [Fb.com/1Goals.com]

Stiylan Petrov doesn't score many goals but when he does their usually brilliant, just like this one which gives Aston Villa a 1-0 lead at Sunderland, struck from over 25 yards out.

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Fantastic Walcott Goal v Chelsea

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szólj hozzá: C2-3A [Fb.com/1Goals]

Theo Walcott scores a fantastic goal to give Arsenal a 3-2 lead at Chelsea with a piece of magic before hitting his shot past Petr Cech at over 100mph.

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Hernandez Goal v Everton

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szólj hozzá: E1-0MU [Fb.com/1Goals]

Javier Hernandez gives Manchester United a 1-0 half-time lead at Goodison Park after finishing off a superb Patrice Evra cross from a few yards.
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Everton Without Star Trio For United Clash

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Everton boss David Moyes has admitted he made a costly error in fielding a strong starting IX in their extra-time Carling Cup defeat to Chelsea in midweek.

The Toffees will be without captain and former Manchester United fledgling Phil Neville, Tim Cahill and Real Madrid's for their Noon showdown with Premier League Champions Manchester United tomorrow at Goodison Park.

Fantastic Simao Sabrosa Goal v Fenerbache

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Their would be no love lost between neighbours Besiktas and Fenerbache and last night's 2-2 draw was no different, however both set's of supporters must admit they seen one of the best goals of the Turkish season so far? Watch how Besiktas winger Simao Sabrosa hit's this 30 yarder into the top corner with ferocious speed in the 12th minute.

Camoranesi Kicks Opponent in the Face Following Red Card

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Former Italian international Mauro Camoranesi (35) now plying his trade in Argentina with Lanus still has that nasty streak in him, watch as he kicks Racing Club's Patricio Toranzo in the face following his red card, although it must not have been too bad as Toranzo himself was shown a red card after jumping up and screaming into the officials face for neon two minutes.

Online Bargain! Pele Zip Hoody

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Just seen this over at Soccer.com. It's a Pele signatured zip hoody for just £22 or $21.99 to be exact. The brand Logo like so many others is to the left of the chest, it has a fleece lining a must for this coming Winter if past Winter's are anything to go by, the material is 70% cotton, 30% polyester and comes in three different colours black, whit and blue with the blue hoodies slightly dearer for some peculiar reason?

Sweet Corner Routine End’s With Great Goal!

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Rapid Vienna's sweet corner routine set's up Christopher Drazan for a superb volley against SV Ried, unfortunately Rapid were beaten 2-1 in th tie, but what a super goal!

Kerr Steps Down As Faroe’s Manager

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Former Republic of Ireland manager Brian Kerr has stepped down as the Faroe Island's manager despite a relatively successful Euro 2012 campaign which included a win against the Republic's euro 2012 play-off opponents Estonia. The Faroe's were hoping Kerr would lead them through another qualifying campaign but the loveable Irish manager decided the time was right to step down.

Rossi Out For Six Months After Cruciate Ligament Tear

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Villareal and Italy striker Giuseppe Rossi will be sidelined for at least six months after suffering a cruciate ligament tear an hour into his sides 3-0 defeat to Real Madrid in mid week.

Rossi is set to have surgery today and will join team-mate Neymar on the sidelines after the Brazilian had surgery on his knee earlier this month.

Awesome Juninho Goal v Motagua

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LA Galaxy's Juninho scores a fantastic goal as the Galaxy beat Honduran side Motagua in the CONCACAF Champions League and advance to the quarter finals stage.

City Hit Five Past Wolves

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szólj hozzá: Wol 2-5 Man

Manchester City continued their rampant scoring tonight as they beat Wolves 5-2 in the 4th round of the Carling Cup tonight after coming from behind after Nenad Milijas gave the home side a surprise lead. With City to meet Wolves again at the week-end in the EPL it looks as if they will remain five points clear of the pack or extend their lead given this demolition job with a virtual second string side.

Suarez Winner v Stoke

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szólj hozzá: Sto 1-2 Liv

Luis Suarez heads Liverpool's winner against bogey side Stoke to put his team into the Carling Cup quarter-Finals with his second of the game his first slightly outdoing his winner.

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Superb Johnson Goal v Wolves

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Adam Johnson cancel's out Nenad Milijas's opener for Wolves with a cracking goal of his own at Molineaux, Wolves 1-1 Manchester City.

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Fantastic Suarez Goal v Stoke

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szólj hozzá: St1-1Li

Luis Suarez scores a fantastic equaliser against Stoke in the Carling Cup to give the Kop hope of beating bogey side Stoke.

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Jones Goal v Liverpool

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szólj hozzá: Sto 1-0 Liv

Liverpool defender Coates fails to deal with a long ball as Jonathan Walters takes advantage and picks out Kenwyne Jones with a superb cross to give Stoke the lead against the run of play.

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Sneijder Goal v Atalanta

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szólj hozzá: At 0-1 Int

Wesley Sneijder gives Inter Milan the lead against Atalanta with a superbly taken goal across the Atalanta keeper and just inside the left hand post. Fergie are you watching!

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Super Milijas Goal v Manchester City

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szólj hozzá: W1-0M

Nenad Milijas gives Wolves a 1-0 lead in the 4th round of the Carling Cup against Manchester City after 18 minutes play at Molineaux.

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Player Quits After Hitting Referee

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A Moldovan top-flight player has retired in shame, after he hit a referee with a real haymaker during Sfintul Gheorge's 3-0 defeat to Iskra-Stal.

Julian Bursuc (35) hit referee Ghandie Sidenco a box in the jaw following a heated arguement between opposing player's before Police detained the player, while referee Sidenco got on with the rest of the game with the minimum amount of fuss.

Chu Park Goal v Bolton

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Arsenal's South Korean Chu Young Park scored the winner with a brilliantly curled shot to give the Gunner's a 2-1 win over Bolton in last nights Carling Cup.

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5 Things Tevez Was Found Guilty Of!

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So Carlos Tevez has been hit with a two week suspension and four week's wages following his refusal to warm-up to take part in last month's Champions League encounter with Bayern Munich but what was he found guilty of?

The five things Tevez was found guilty of were:

* An obligation to participate in any matches in which the player is selected to play when directed by a club official.

Stunning Valencia Goal v Aldershot

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szólj hozzá: Ald 0-3 Mnu

Antonio Valencia scores his first goal of the season with a fantastic goal struck from over 20 yard's out as United go 3-0 up against Aldershot in the Carling Cup.
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Wonderful Xavi Free-Kick v Granada

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Barcelona's Xavi scores from a wonderfully struck free-kick against Granada as the Catalan joints look to go top of La Liga ahead of surprise leader's Levante.

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Berbatov Goal v Aldershot

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szólj hozzá: Ald 0-1 Mnu

Dimitar Berbatov scores his first goal of the season as United lead Aldershot 1-0 as the Shot's fans go singing "we're gonna win 6-1″.

Owen Goal v Aldershot

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szólj hozzá: Ald 0-2 Mnu

Michael Owen score's his third goal of the season and the third in the Carling Cup as United stroll to a 2-0 half-time lead.

Why Use an Idiot For Important Safety Campaign?

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Why would you use an idiot for an important safety messages targeted at young kids to stay safe this Halloween. Mario Balotelli is heading this serious campaign on the safety of staying safe when using fireworks this Halloween which is the most dangerous time of the year for accidents involving young kids and firework accidents, yet we use an idiot who set fire to his house after setting off fireworks in his house at the weekend to front this serious campaign, it would be like using Ryan Giggs and John Terry on a campaign on staying faithful in a Marriage for God's sake.

Leicester Sack Eriksson, O’Neill Favourite to Take Hotseat

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Leicester City have confirmed the sacking (by mutual consent?) of former England manager Sven Goran Eriksson after the Foxes won just two of their last seven games their latest defeat coming against Millwall 3-0 at the week-end seemingly the result which broke the camels back so to speak. And already former Foxes boss Martin O'Neill is favourite to take up the hotseat he left in 2000 for Celtic, with the Filbert Street Thai owners ready to spend whatever it takes to bring the Foxes to a return to the promised land(Premier League).

Funny Moment When QPR Fan Confront’s Chelsea Defender

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This is the funny moment when a QPR fan yells tosser into Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic's face during QPR'S 1-O win at Loftus Road yesterday. Wonder how's Ivanovic's English?

Fantastic Milan Comeback v Lecce

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AC Milan staged a fantastic comeback yesterday against Lecce, who lead 3-0 at the half-time interval only to see their three goal lead dwindle away as Milan sub Kevin Prince Boateng completed a 14 minute second half hat-trick to draw the teams level before Mario Yepes headed the winner seven minutes from time to complete Milan's amazing comeback.

Acrobatic O’Dea Goal v Peterbro

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Rep of Ireland and Leeds defender Darren O'Dea scores a dramatic injury time winner against Peterbro. Maybe Trapattoni will throw him up front after this one considering Shane Long and Robbie Keane are doubtful for the play-offs while Kevin Doyle misses out through suspension, with Trap I wouldn't be surprised with the switch.

Fantastic Moffat Goal v LA Galaxy

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Adam Moffat scores a spectacular 30 yarder in Houston Dynamo's 3-1 win over LA Galaxy at the weekend.

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Disgraceful Hutton Tackle on Long

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Rep of Ireland and West Brom striker Shane Long faces a lenghthy spell on the treatment table following this disgraceful tackle from Aston Villa defender Alan Hutton which went unpunished from the officials.

Helguson Penalty v Chelsea

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Heidar Helguson's ten minute penalty was enough to see QPR beat London rivals Chelsea 1-0 at Loftus Road today. Chelsea ended the first half with just nine men following deserved red cards for both Jose Boswinga and Didier Drogba whose deserved jail let alone a red card.
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Rodwell goal v Fulham

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Jack Rodwell scored his first goal in over a year with this superb half-volley in injury time as Everton beat Fulham 3-1 at Craven Cottage today.

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Van Persie’s One Man Show v Stoke

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Robin Van Persie came off the bench for Arsenal today and within 6 minutes put the Gunner's back in front against Stoke at the Emirates before securing all three points nine minutes later with his second of the game. Big question now is can Arsenal hold on to their flying Dutchman in January?

Drogba’s Two Footed Tackle on Taarbt

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Didier Drogba was shown a deserved red card for this two footed tackle on Adel Taarbt as 9 man Chelsea who had Jose Boswinga sent off earlier in the first half lost 1-0 to London rivals QPR.

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Sir Alex Ferguson’s Post Manchester City Interview

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Sir Alex Ferguson gives his thoughts on his teams today.

Silva Inspires City to 6-1 Old Trafford Win

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David Silva inspired Manchester City to a comprehensive 6-1 win over neighbours United at Old Trafford as the 19 times Champions who had Jonny Evans sent off less than a minute into the second half for a foul on Mario Balotelli were humiliated in their own back yard.

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Balotelli Second Goal v Manchester United

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Mario Balotelli gets his second of the game after some great play from David Silva to set up James Milner for the assist as City look like ending their 37 game winless streak at Old Trafford against 10 man United.

Aguero Goal v Manchester United

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Sergio Aguero puts Manchester City 3-0 up in the Manchester derby as City look like ending their 37 game Old Trafford hoo-doo.

Balotelli Goal v Manchester United

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Mario Balotelli gives Manchester City the lead at Old Trafford and reveals a t-shirt which reads Why alwa
ys me which he receives a yellow card for.

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Drenthe Goal v Fulham

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On-loan Real Madrid striker Royston Drenthe gives Everton the lead at Goodison Park with an absolute belter against Fulham.

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World Cup Debutant Kick’s Winning World Cup Final Penalty

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New Zealand ended a 24 year wait to reclaim the World Cup with a little help from World Cup debutant Stephen Donald who kicked the penalty which helped the the All-Blacks to their second World Cup title beating a spirited Fench side 8-7 at Eden Park this morning. Remarkably Donald was only the All Blacks fourth choice fly-half and only came on after an injury to Aaron Crudden and took the kicking duties off scrum-half Piri Weepu who had a miserable kicking day missing at least three kickable penalties before Donald was introduced.

Messi Misses Penalty, Kanoute starts Brawl as Seville Heroically Hold Barcelona at Nou Camp

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Barcelona missed the chance to go back top of La Liga after Lionel Messi seen his injury-time spotkick saved by Seville keeper Javi Varas who put in a man of the match performance with some heroic saves to deny Barcelona at the Nou Camp. Messi had to wait several minutes to take the spot-kick which must have got to him after Frederic Kanoute was dismissed after starting a brawl moments before the penalty was to be struck, Seville also seen defender Navarro shown a red card deep into stoppage time in this pulsating tie at the Nou Camp which ended 0-0.

Ronaldo’s Fifteen Minute Hat-Trick

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Cristiano Ronaldo was back to his brilliant best as he bagged a 15 minute hat-trick in Real Madrid's 4-0 thumping of Malaga to-night with Gonzalo Higuan grabbing the opener after just 11 minutes.

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Balotelli Escapes Blaze Following Firework Accident

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21 year old Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli escaped un-hurt after a firework set his bathroom alight at midnight last night. Four firefighters contained the blaze which is not being treated as suspicious, leaving us thinking did Balotelli set the firework alight himself?

Bellamy Goal v Norwich

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Craig Bellamy calmly gives Liverpool the lead right on the stroke of half-time at Anfield against Norwich.

Holt Bullet Header v Liverpool

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Grant Holt's bullet header give's Norwich a point at Anfield, and stuns the Kop faithful.

Late Molineaux Double Takes Heat Off McCarthy

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Late goals from Kevin Doyle and Jamie O' Hara saw Wolves claw back a two goal deficit against Swansea at Molineaux today and perhaps saved manager Mick McCarthy from the chop in doing so. It looked grim for the home side at half-time after goals from Danny Graham and Joe Allen had Swansea 2-0 up before the great Wolves fightback late in the second half.

Stunning Cabaye Goal v Wigan

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Yohan Cabaye's stunning strike against Wigan at St James Park gave Newcastle a deserved 1-0 win as the Toon Army continue their amazing unbeaten run.

Ridiculous Dembele Sending Off v Wisla Krakow

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Moussa Dembele was ridiculously sent-off after a meagre push on Wisla Krakow's Gervasio Nunez, although Dembele should not have risen his hand to his opponent nor should his opponent have acted as if shot down by a sniper.

Celtic Own Goal v Rennes

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Cha Du-Ri gives a great example of why Celtic's defence has been so poor this season and it's not the are shooting on sight! it's because they lack communication at the back. Terrible own goal v Rennes last night

Vieirinha Goal v Shamrock Rovers

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A superb goal scored by PAOK Salonica's Vieirinha denied Irish part-timers Shamrock Rovers a memorable draw in Greece in their Europa League tie in Greece tonight. Costin Lazar opened the scoring with a long range strike in first-half, before Karl Sheppard grabbed an equaliser 3 minutes into the second half, but there was to be no fairytale ending for the Dubliner's as Vieirinha's brilliant strike in the 63rd minute denied them a share of the spoils.

Trash Your Tevez Shirt!

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Manchester City and United fan's have been urged to unite and trash their Tevez shirts for brand new replica shirts ahead of this Sunday's much anticipated Manchester Derby at Old Trafford. The cheeky publicity stunt was thought of by gambling firm Betfair who are using sky blue and red skip lorries in their advertising which is set to be headline news ahead of the tie.

Joe Hart’s Bicycle Kick

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England number one Joe Hart is staking a claim for a starting game for Manchester City, upfront no less. Watch this spectacular bicycle kick in training maybe he can use it on YuoTube like his team-mate Owen Hargreaves did recently.

Pavlyuchenko Free-Kick v Rubin Kazan

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Roman Pavlyuchenko scores a thunderbolt free-kick to give Tottenham an important 1-0 win over Rubin Kazan in the Europa League last night.

Player Sent Off For Kicking Stray Boot at Linesman

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Maccabi Tel-Aviv's Yoav Ziv kicks a stray boot at a linesman and get's sent off despite his apologies v Stoke in thed Europa League last night.

Boateng Scores Cracker v BATE Borizov

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AC Milan are just one win away from a place in the lat 16 of the Champions League after beating BATE Borizov last night with Kevin Prince Boateng scoring a cracker to ensure the victory from all of 20 yards.

Asian Champions League: Mass Brawl Sparked After Controversial Goal

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A mass brawl erupted in the Asian Champions League semi-final between Al Sadd and Suwon Bluewings after Suwon put the ball out for attention to an injured player only for the official to wave play-on and Mamadou Niang to score Al Sadd's controversial second goal.

Brilliant Assaidi Back-Heel, Shame About The Offside

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Heerenveen's Hoogstandje Van Assaidi scores a brilliant back-heel against Groningen last night, shame it was off-side.

Chedjou Screams Like a Baby v Inter Milan

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Lille's Aurelin Chedjou screams like a baby after the slightest touch off Giampaolo Pazzini's arn in Inter Milan's 1-0 Champions League win in France last-night.

Olympiakos Defender Dives Before Pulling Down Opponents Shorts

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Olympiakos defender Francois Modesto dives before pulling down an angry AEK defenders shorts. Thankfully defender Cala seen the funny side of it, but why do players taking their shirts off get punished while a player inadvertently flashing receives a smile from the officials?

Players Protests Don’t Come Much Better Than This?

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Players protests don't come much better than this, a team in Romania who were reduced to 9 men and 3-1 down walked off the field when their opponents were awarded an injury-time penalty.

Vointa Sibiu players left just their keeper on the field who in turn, turned his back on the spot-kick before the referee ordered a retake as a keeper must be facing a penalty in order for it to count but it didn't matter as the keeper done his best statue impression as Petrolul Ploiesti won 4-1.

Emile Heskey Powerhouse Tribute?

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This is the new FIFA 12 tribute video to Aston Villa striker Emile Heskey it's not pretty and his skills are as close as ye get to the real thing! But honestly if I was him I wouldn't endorse my name to it after this.

Harsh Vidic Sending Off v Otelul Galati

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Nemanja Vidic lasted just 67 minutes on his United comeback after receiving a harsh sending off last night against Otelul Galati, the same challenge in the EPL may only have seen a throw in or at worst a free-kick.

Rooney Breaks Scholes Euro Record

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Wayne Rooney's two penalties last night in Romania seen him break former team-mate Pauls Scholes European record of goals scored in Europe by an Englishman as United struggled to break a resolute Otelul Galati side.

Boyata Header Fail v Wigan

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Dedryck Boyata missed a golden opportunity to add to his Bolton tally this season as he used his defensive prowess instead of his attacking prowess with this header against Wigan at the week-end luckily enough his side came out victorious with a 3-1 win.

Ridiculous Stoke’s Miss v Kilmarnock

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Celtic's Anthony Stokes will have nightmares after this ridiculous miss on Saturday against Kilmarnock, from all of 50cm max.

Van Persie Free-Kick v Sunderland

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Robin Van Persie grabs his side's second goal with a stunning free-kick to give Arsenal a vital win at home against Sunderland who scored a in the first half.

Larsson Free-Kick v Arsenal

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Former Gunner Sebastian Larsson scores a brilliant free-kick to level matters for Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium following Robin Van Persie's opener after just 27 seconds of play.

Evra Riles Up Kop Fans

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Patrice Evra has accused Luis Suarez of racially abusing him during their 1-1 draw yesterday which is totally out of order from the Uruguayan, however Evra did himself try rile up the Liverpool fans by kissing the Manchester United crest right in front of the Red's fans after another tussle with Suarez.

Classic Messi Goal v Racing Santander

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The genius that is Lionel Messi scores a goal of sublime quality in Barcelona's 3-0 win over Racing Santander.

Blackburn Stay Bottom After QPR Win

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Blackburn stayed bottom of the Premier League after a 1-1 draw with QPR at Loftus Road, Helder Helguson opened the scoring with a cross which looped into the Rovers goal before captain Chris Samba scored the equaliser eight minutes later with a header.

Norwich Up To 9th After Swans Win

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Norwich moved up to 9th place in the Premier League after beating fellow promoted side Swansea 3-1 at Carrow Road today.

Chelsea Stay in Title Race With Toffee’s Win

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Chelsea stayed in the title race as they beat Everton 3-1 at Stamford Bridge today, a win which see's the Blues go three points behind leaders Manchester City and just a point behind Champions Manchester United.

City Go Top After Villa Triumph

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Manchester City went two points clear of neighbours United after comprehensively beating Aston Villa 4-1 at the Etihad stadium today, with the pick of the goals being City's fourth scored by former Villain James Milner.

Brilliant Diame Goal v Bolton

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Wigan's Mohamed Diame scored a brilliant equaliser against Bolton today, however it was the Trotters who had the last laugh with a 3-1 win.

Irish Duo Give Stoke 2-0 Home Win

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Republic of Ireland duo Jonathan Walters and Rory Delap scored late goals as Stoke beat Fulham 2-0 today.

Chicarito Goal v Liverpool

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A brilliant reaction header from Javier Hernandez brings Manchester United level at Anfield cancelling out Gerrard's free-kick, he was only on the field 4 minutes.

Gerrard Free-Kick v Manchester United

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Steven Gerrard makes a dream comeback from injury with a fantastic free-kick against Manchester United to give Liverpool a 1-0 lead after Charlie Adams dive to win the initial free-kick.

Neymar Does a Rooney And Get’s Sent Off

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Brazilian striker Neymar was sent off after he sarcastically clapped a referee who was brandishing a yellow card, then a red for his petulent clap just like Wayne Rooney for Manchester United a few years back in the Champions League.

Brazilian Fans Use Ambulance to Sneak into Stadium

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Brazilian fans use an Ambulance to enter the stadium for a cup tie between Sampaio Correea and Moto Clube at the week-end. Funny how security don't even bat an eyelid as the healthy fans jump out of the vehicle, don't ye think?

Glentoran Coach Comes Close to Losing an Eye After Firework Explosion

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Glentoran goalkeeping coach David McClelland nearly lost an eye after a firework thrown from fans knocked a contact lens out before exploding in front of him in his sides 2-1 win over Portadown in a League Cup tie.

Fred Scores Outrageous Bicycle Kick on Way to Hat-trick

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Brazilian striker Fred sores an outrageous bicycle kick on his way to scoring a hat-trick in Fluminense's 3-1 win over Cortiba

Great Goals Revisited: 1995 Tony Yeboah v Liverpool

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Tony Yeboah's 30 yard stike against Liverpool in 1995 has gone into Leeds United folklore and why not? This was an amazing goal at an amazing time for the club.

Merson Arrested on Drink Driving Rap

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Former Arsenal and England attacking midfielder Paul Merson (43) was arrested on suspicion of drink driving yesterday after crashing his Mercedes into the back of a 40 ton truck at 3.30am.

Merson who admitted cocaine abuse in 1994 while playing for England and Arsenal, has had a serious of addiction problems from Drugs, Alcohol and gambling and it seems the likable SkySports pundit has fallen off the wagon again, let's hope he can back back to the Paul Merson so many of us love with his great sense of humour and constant piss taken.

Giggs Wife And Mistress Stop Traffic And Trade Insults

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Ryan Giggs and Wife Stacey accidentally? bumped into one of the Manchester United wingers Mistresses on Tuesday outside a Manchester Restaurant, and stopped traffic as they traded insults.

Stacey called Sister in law Natasha a f...ing slag before Giggs told his Wife to shut the f..k up and get into the f.

Chicarito’s Pointless Bicycle Kick!

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Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez may not have scored for Mexico on match day but he was on-fire in training, scoring a spectacular Rooneyesque bicycle-kick, however it was pointless or was it?

Chicarito Re-Ups United Contract

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Sensational Mexican striker Javier Hernandez has joined Tom Cleverley and re-upped his United contract with the club rewarding him with a new 5 year contracy after scoring 20 goals on his debut season at Old Trafford.

Euro 2012 Play-Off Draw

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The draw for the 2012 Euro play-offs was made today with the Rep. of Ireland getting surprise packages Estonia,Portugal will play Bosnia, Croatia will play Turkey and Czech Rep will play Montenegro.

The first leg ties will be played between November 11 and 12 with the return leg played on November 15.

Ronaldo Free-Kick v Denmark

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Cristiano Ronaldo scores a trademark free-kick against Denmark last night in Portugal's 2-1 defeat. Watch how the ball nosedives just over the keeper classic.

Vidic Misses Penalty And Retires From International Football

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Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic fluffed a penalty as Serbia missed out on a play-off spot to Estonia and announced his retirement from International football which will delight Sir Alex Ferguson.

Unbelievable Vrsic Goal v Serbia

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Dare Vrsic scores an unbelievable free-kick against Serbia just on the stroke of half-time to give Slovenia a famous 1-0 win over their neighbours who seen Nemanja Vidic miss a penalty.

France Controversially Through Again!

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Following on from their controversial hand of frog, France again were handed no pun intended a path to the Finals of another major championships as they were awarded a controversial penalty, despite the foul looking to have occurred outside the penalty box as they drew 1-1 with Bosnia & Herzegovina to top their group at the expense of last nights opponents.

Dzeko Goal v France

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Edin Dzeko scores a brilliant goal to give Bosnia & Herzogovina a 1-0 lead against France in Paris, however City team-mate Samir Nasri scored from the spot to put France through at the expense of their opponents.

Irish Eyes Are Smiling After Controversial Win

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Irish eyes were smiling last night as the Rep. of Ireland beat Armenia in controversial fashion at the Aviva with a 2-1 win which guaranteed them a play-off spot for next years Euro 2012 Finals in Poland and Ukraine.

The turning point in the game came mid-way through the first half when Armenian keeper Roman Berezovsky was sent off for hand ball despite pictures showing the ball hit his chest and not his arm, to add insult to the Armenian camp Irish striker Simon Cox admitted he controlled the ball with his arm accidentally.

Great Goals Revisited: Ronnie Whelan v USSR Euro ’88

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Ronnie Whelan scores arguably one of the Rep. of Ireland's greatest goals, at Euro '88 against the USSR with a suberb volley from just outside the area to beat Dassayev in the USSR goal in a 1-1 draw in Germany. Note it was a shinner but who cares?

Robbie Keane Get’s Over Missing Crucial Irish Clash With A Spot of Karaoke

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Rep.of Ireland captain Robbie Keane get's over missing Ireland's crucial Euro 2012 qualifier with Armenia tonight with a spot of Karaoke at Gibney's in Malahide, Keane was also joined by former Republic full-back Gary Kelly at the Malahide pub.

Neymar Knocked on His Arse In Brazil Training And Not a Ball Insight

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Brazil striker Neymar is knocked on his arse by team-mate Thiago Silva during Brazil training with no ball in sight.

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Top Five Euro 2012 Qualifying Stats

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We've already had a look at how things stand going into the final round of qualifying for the 2012 European Championships now lets have a look at the top five important stats so far in the qualifying stages so far.

Top Fives:

Goals Scored:
Holland... 35
Germany...

Northern Ireland Boss Quitting After Italian Game

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Northern Ireland manager Nigel Worthington will lead his team out as manager for the last time on Tuesday night as his team take on Group C winners Italy. Worthington took the job in 2007 but has failed to qualify for any major championships in his time and fans have been frustrated with the fact their Country was beaten twice by Estonia who could now qualify for their very first international finals.

Wolves Captain Let’s Rip at Fan’s

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Wolves captain Roger Johnson has let rip at Wolves fans who jeered former captain Karl Henry as he was being substituted against Newcastle last week at Molineaux.

He told the Wolverhampton Express and Star: "I thought it was a disgrace, disgusting. It stinks. If the fans want to have a bitch at me about it then fine, but I thought they were bang out of order.

Malaysian Defender Takes Out Referee

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It look's as if Malaysian defender Reuben is getting revenge on a few bad calls from the referee as he purposefully takes him out with a tackle from behind, of which even Paul Scholes would have been proud of.

Player's 1-1 Referee's

Cleverley Re-Up’s United Deal

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21 year old Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley has re-upped his Manchester United contract after signing a new four year deal which should see him at Old Trafford until at least the Summer of 2015.

Bayern Munich Defender Released on Bail After Two Week Stint in Prison

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Bayern Munich's Brazilian defender Breno was released from prison on Thursday after posting bail.
Breno (21) was arrested on September 24 on suspicion of arson after his Munich home was gutted by fire last month. Breno was at home nursing an injury when the fire started and was arrested on suspicion of arson by Munich Police.

Former Premier League Hard-Man Robbie Savage Doing the Foxtrot Live

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Former Premier League hard-man Robbie Savage performed the foxtrot with Strickly Come Dancing partner Ola Jordan on Friday night, however the judges never took to him and he scored just 19 points and face's elimination from the BBC Live show. Well what do you expect from a footballer with two left feet.

Major Blunder Cost’s South Africa African Nations Cup Place

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South African player's celebrate thinking they were through to the African Nations Cup Finals

2010 World Cup host's South Africa were left red-faced after failing to read the rule book on African Nations Cup qualification. Manager Pits Mosimane played for a draw against Sierra Leone thinking a point would put them through to the finals on goal difference from Niger who they were level on points with when in fact the Bafana Bafana needed to win because of their head-to-head with Niger who qualified for the very first time in their history.

Great Goals Revisited: Marco Van Basten Goal v USSR Euro ’88

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Probably one of the greatest ever volley's and it came in Euro'88 as Marco Van Basten hit a great volley into the top of the USSR net to help Holland to their one and only major international trophy to-date.

Fernando Torres: ‘I Could Have Been a Keeper’

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Record Chelsea signing Fernando Torres has revealed he could have been a goalkeeper but for an unfortunate accident as a Child.

Torres could have plied his trade in the opposite end of the pitch had his Mother not stopped him playing between the sticks after the now star striker had his front teeth knocked out as a boy in a freak accident while playing football.

Class Dempsey Finish Gives Klinsmann First Victory

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Clint Demsey's class finish in the 36th minute against Honduras gives Jurgen Klinsmann his forst victory as U.S coach.

Owen Brother in Rooney Betting Probe

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Michael Owen's brother Terry (40) is the latest person to be investigated into an alleged betting probe after ringing in a £200 bet on Wayne Rooney staying at Old Trafford at 7/2 when everyone else was betting against the United striker staying.

Terry rang in the bet an hour before Rooney announced he was staying at Old Trafford and investigators believe he had inside information which is apparently illegal in the gambling world.

Beckham v Freis Hand Bags at Dawn

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David Beckham and Real Salt Lake head coach Jason Freis get into a heated arguement at the end of Galaxy's 2-0 win over the visitors last week.

Apparently Beckham was unhappy with Freis yelling at the referee and words were exchanged which seem to have got to Beckham who jogged after Freis for a little bit of hand bags at dawn.

Beckham v Freis Hand Bags at Dawn

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David Beckham and Real Salt Lake head coach Jason Freis get into a heated arguement at the end of Galaxy's 2-0 win over the visitors last week.

Apparently Beckham was unhappy with Freis yelling at the referee and words were exchanged which seem to have got to Beckham who jogged after Freis for a little bit of hand bags at dawn.

Euro 2012 Final Day Permutations

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With Germany, Italy, Holland, England, Spain and hosts Poland and Ukraine already qualified their are still 9 places remaining in the Euro 2012 Finals, so which teams have their own destiny in their own hands and who have to rely on others to keep their Euro 2012 dreams alive.

Help Kick Breast Cancer Into Touch With Project Pink

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Cancer is one of the biggest killers in the World with no definite cure except early detection and a will to beat that illness, now you can help Kick Breast Cancer into Touch while also filling your kit bag with some of the most innovative equipment needed to become a better athlete.

Sneaky Greek Fans Attack Croats

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Over 100 Greek fans sneaked into the Croatia fans end and attacked them a minute into last nights Euro 2012 clash with Croatian fans ripping out seats to help protect themselves. English referee Howard Webb a Police Sergeant by day brought both sets of teams off the field until order was resumed.

Rooney Red Card v Montenegro

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Wayne Rooney was sent off for the second time in an England jersey after he stupidly kicked Miodrag Dzudovic off the ball in the 72nd minute with England leading 2-1.

Aron Gunnarson Wonder Goal v Portugal And The Rest

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Aron Gunnarson grabs his second of the game with a wonderful aerial back-heeled flick, similar to that of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's for Sweden against Italy in Euro 2004, however Portugal won the game 5-3.

Schimdtgal Mesmerises Five Defenders Before Blasting Home

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Greuther Furth midfielder Heinrich Schimdtgal mesmerises five Karlsruhe defender's before blasting an un-stoppable shot past keeper Dirk Orlishausen in their 2-2 draw in the Bundesliga Second Tier.

Former Manchester United and Leeds Defender McQueen Cancer Battle

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Former Manchester United and Leeds defender Gordon McQueen (59) has been diagnosed with Cancer of the Larynx and will have treatment at the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesborough.

McQueen capped 30 times for Scotland was an inaugural part of the great Leeds side who won the 1973/74 League title going 29 games unbeaten in the process.

UEFA Fine Barcelona For Being Late

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UEFA have fined Barcelona £95,000 following two incidents during their 2-0 Super Cup victory against Porto in August last.

The Catalans were punished by footballs governing body for being two minutes later for the second half of their tie with Porto and because 10 flares were lit by their supporters during the Super Cup showpiece.

Amazing Injury-Time Baptista Bi-Cycle Kick

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Former Arsenal and Real Madrid striker Julio Baptista showed he still has star quality with this superb injury-time bi-cycle kick which gave Malaga a dramatic 3-2 win over Getafe at the week-end. This one is right up there with Rooney and Derdiyok's goals.

Suarez Getting Frightened By Sprinkler And Thick With Charlie Adams

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Luis Suarez can be as petulant as anyone, but just watch how he reacts to a sprinkler frightening and Charlie Adams taking his ball before Liverpool's controversial Merseyside derby win over Everton at the week-end.

Rooney’s Dad Arrested in Betting Probe

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Wayne Rooney's Dad (48) and Uncle Richie (54) have been detained by Merseyside Police in an ongoing betting probe along with 9 others.

Motherwell midfielder Steven Jennings was also arrested this morning in the same investigation which involved Motherwell's SPL clash with Hearts last December in which Jennings was sent off as Hearts beat Motherwell 2-1 at Fir Park.

SPL Player Arrested in Betting Probe

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26 year old Motherwell midfielder Steve Jennings was arrested today at his home as part of an investigation into betting irregularities in Motherwell's 2-1 loss to Hearts in December 14 of last year.

Jennings who joined from Tranmere in 2009 was sent off with eight minutes left at Fir Park and has been under investigation for some time.

Class Magician Dynamo Has Gary Neville Swearing in Amazement

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Class street Magician Dynamo has former Manchester United great Gary Neville repeatedly swearing in amazement at his card tricks.

Evra is United King-Pin

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Patrice Evra is United's king-pin after beating Berbatov, Young, Fletcher and Lindegaard at a bit of unusual ten-pin bowling.

Inigo Martinez Scores Greatest Goal Ever at Anoeta Stadium

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Real Sociedad's Inigo Martinez scores the greatest goal ever at the Anoeta Stadium, so say's madcap Sociedad fan Xabi Alonso who has history of doing this himself on a few occasions, although Sociedad lost the game 2-1 to Athletic Bilbao at the week-end.

Keeper’s Crushing Tackle Leaves Striker’s Knee in Tatters

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Xerex keeper Toni Doblas leaves Girona striker Ion Velez's knee in tatters in a Spanish Segunda Division clash at the week-end, amazingly there was no foul given as Velez faces at least a year out injured.

Nike T90 Laser IV Kanga-Lite

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Nike's latest release in the T90 Laser IV series comes with a Kanga Lite upper. Kanga Lite is Nike's patented microfiber upper that is designed to mimic real leather, while providing an excelled level of weather proofing.

These boots also feature a new innovative shot shield, or Adaptive Shield, that is designed to provide "The Perfect Shot".

La Liga Referee’s Two-Footed Tackle on Sergio Canales

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Referee Eduardo Gonzalez makes a two footed tackle on Valencia goal scorer Sergio Canales much to the amusement of both sets of fans, during Valencia's 1-0 win over Granada at the week-end. I remember a certain Jack Rodwell receiving a straight red card for less ha ha, which was recinded by the FA today.

Brilliant Derdiyok Bi-Cycle Kick v Wolfsburg

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Eren Derdiyok gave Leverkusen a 2-1 lead with this brilliant bi-cycle kick as Wolfsburg were beaten 3-1 at the week-end. Was it better than Rooney's against City last Season?

Fan Shot Before Argentine Derby

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Derby clashes are always fiercely contested affairs but when violence hits heir a non contest. Argntina's volatile Avellaneda derby between Racing Club and Independiente was one such contest after a fan was shot during fighting between rival fans which got out of hand. The match ended 1-1, but with 1,200 Police officers needed and no doubt more Hospital staff, it would make you wonder 'Is it all worth it'?

McClaren Quits Forest Post The Right Way!

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Former England manager Steve McClaren quit Nottingham Forest after just 111 days, but at least he did it the right way, without getting or seeking compensation from the already cash-strapped club, unlike certain other former England managers cough, cough Sven.

McClaren who was promised millions to improve the squad before signing for the club in the Summer stated: 'The club didn't share the same ambitions he came to the club for'.

Johnson Grabs First Hat-Trick in 6-0 Rout

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Andy Johnson grabbed his first ever Premier League hat-trick as Fulham beat QPR 6-0 at Craven Cottage today, Clint Dempsey, Danny Murphy and Bobby Zamora were also on target for th Cottagers.

Lampard Grabs Hat-Trick in Bolton Thumping

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Frank Lampard proved there's still life in the old dog yet as he scored a hat-trick in Chelsea's 5-1 thumping of Bolton at the Reebok today, Daniel Sturridge , who scored 8 goals in 12 appearnces for the Trotters last season also grabbed a brace, with Dedryck Boyata getting Bolton's consolation goal.

Suberb Walker Goal v Arsenal

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Tottenham full-back Kyle Walker celebrated his England call-up with a superb goal which handed Tottenham a 2-1 win over North London rivals Arsenal today at White Hart Lane.

Sensational Adam Johnson Goal v Blackburn

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Adam Johnson scores a sensational opener as Manchester City beat Blackburn 4-0 at Ewood Park today.

Rodwell Tackle On Suarez

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Everton youngster Jack Rodwell is harshly sent off in the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park todaty after a tackle on Luis Suarez, who makes a meal out of it, as Liverpool record a 2-0 win.