Video: Swansea 5-1 Petrolul Ploiesti

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Swansea pretty much secured their place in the group stage of the Europa League with a 5-1 win against Romania's Petrolul Ploiesti in last night's playoff first-leg. Wayne Routledge gave the Swans the lead a comfortable first-half lead with two goals either side of Michu's effort. Goalkeeper Peterson Pecanha turned the ball into his own [.

Video: Arsenal 3-1 Manchester City

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Arsenal set down an excellent marker a week before the start of the new Premier League season with a 3-1 victory over Manchester City in Helsinki. The excellent Theo Walcott opened the scoring after being played in by Aaron Ramsey. The duo reversed their roles for the Welshman to add a second. Walcott got another [.

Video: Monaco 5-2 Tottenham

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Spurs took a right old thrashing a Harry Kaning, if you will in their pre-season friendly at Monaco. And the scoreline ended up being that most painful of results for Tottenham fans: 5-2. Andrea Raggi scored the only goal of the first-half for the hosts, but strikes from Lucas Ocampos and Radamel Falcao [.

Video: Nagoya Grampus 1-3 Arsenal

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Arsenal recorded another comfortable pre-season win, this time against Arsene Wenger's former side Nagoya Grampus. In-form Olivier Giroud gave the Gunners the lead inside four minutes. Japan international Ryo Miyaichi added a second from the penalty spot, before Theo Walcott sneaked in behind the defence to score Arsenal's third.

Video: Oldham’s FA Cup run comes to and end against Everton

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Giantkillers Oldham's FA Cup adventure ended in a 3-1 defeat at Everton. The Latics faced an uphill battle from the moment Kevin Mirallas gave the Toffees an early lead. Former Everton player Jose Baxter almost levelled, but his curled effort hit the inside of Tim Howard's post and bounced out. Goals from Leighton Baines and [.

Super Cup: Chelsea 1-4 Atletico Madrid – Falcao On Fire As Blues Flop In Monaco (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

One imagines Roman Abramovich was standing outside the Atletico Madrid dressing room at half-time with his cheque-book open, after he witnessed a magnificent first-half hat-trick from Colombian hitman Radamel Falcao.

'El Tigre' tore Chelsea apart in an outstaning first-half performance, netting three superb goals as the Blues defence fell apart.

Everton leave Aston Villa in a daze, 3-1

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Could Everton become a top four contender? Marouane Fellaini was once again bestial, an unstoppable force, collecting his second goal aerially. Steven Pienaar back to his former club got them off to a smoking start and then it was red hot Nikica Jelavic laying the lumber on unfortunate Villa with Everton's third.

Aston Villa 1-3 Everton – Villans Give Criminal Performance As Fellaini Scores Again (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Aston Villa 1-3 Everton Premier League 25 August 2012

Aston Villa, having barely strengthened their squad during the summer, were utterly dire at home to Everton, with the visitors going in 3-0 up at the break.

Steven Pienaar opened the scoring with a superb effort early on while Marouane Fellaini headed home his second of the season.

Tito Vilanova era gets a rollout as Barca thump Real Sociedad, 5-1

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A brace from Lionel Messi, and goals from Carles Puyol, Pedro, and David Villa as Barca sauntered through their opening fixture against Real Sociedad. The opposition got a consolation from Chory Castro.

Perhaps no goal was as satisfying as Villa's coming back to the game after an 8th month injury absence.

Argentina decimate 10 man Germany, 3-1

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Leo Messi's recent national goalscoring is well ahead of his Barca output. He scored his 9th goal in five matches. Unleash the kracken as they say. Sami Khedira got the ball rolling for Argentina with an own goal, Messi followed suit, and then it was the goal of this day's friendlies when Angel Di Maria absolutely belted the ball from 30 yards out.

Spain win 2-1 over Puerto Rico as Cazorla and Fabregas score

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One current Arsenal player and a former one contributed to Spain's 2-1 winning score. Santi Cazorla swung a ball which had all kinds of movement past the Puerto Rican goalie and then Cesc Fabregas hit a full blooded volley to get Spain's second. Marc Cintron scored a consolation for PR.

Rapid Vienna ‘Keeper Duped By Fake Whistle, Concedes Daft Goal vs Vojvodina (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Rapid Vienna beat Serbian side Vojvodina 2-1 in the Europa League preliminaries last night, though the goal they conceded was a right old humdinger.

As the game dwindled to nothing and stoppage time wicked away with the score at 2-0, Rapid 'keeper Lukas Konigshofer came to claim a cross to relieve the pressure and, upon hearing a whistle sound, assumed the goalkeeper's union had come to his rescue and duly rolled the ball out to hump it up to halfway.

Match Of The Past: Norwich City

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As regular readers of this site will be aware, we are delving back into the past over the course of this summer so bring you collections of videos from English footballs history. This week we're featuring Norwich City, and we kick-off with a compilation from the clubs FA Cup run of 1959, when they reached the semi-finals of the competition as a Third Division South side.

Euro 2012: Group C: Spain ease fears through Navas against Croatia, 1-0

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The 88th minute Jesus Navas goal was legitimate. The key is Iniesta receiving Cesc Fabregas's perfectly measured chip in an onside position, chesting it and side-footing it to Navas who was free to move because he was not the primary target.


Hard Tackle: Ezequiel Lavezzi gets groped by Vicente Guaita (PSG vs Valencia)

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Valencia might have crashed out of the Champions League against PSG, but goalkeeper Vicente Guaita was not going to go back to Spain without a consolation. If playing in Europe's premier club competition was going to be cruelly snatched away, Guaita decided he would snatch at PSG star Ezequiel Lavezzi.

Milan Crush Olimpia

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Robinho scored and had an assist as AC Milan defeated Olimpia, 3-1, at Gillette Stadium. (Photo: Walter Silva)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Italian giants A.C. Milan cruised to an easy 3-1 victory over Honduran champions C.D. Olimpia at Gillette Stadium in an international exhibition on Saturday evening.

Breakers’ Postseason Hopes Over

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The title dreams harbored by the Breakers came to an end on Wednesday in a 3-1 loss to the Chicago Red Stars at Sahlen's Stadium in Rochester, NY.

Lauren Fowlkes, Lori Chalupny and Julianne Sitch all scored for the Red Stars while Amanda DaCosta provided the Breakers with a late consolation goal.

Voltage Fall to Fury

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Vermont midfielder Etienne Boulanger scored in the 87th minute, but it would prove nothing more than a consolation goal as the Voltage fell 3-1 to the Ottawa Fury in Ottawa on Wednesday night.

Ottawa (5-1-1, 16 points), who scored first in the 34th minute through Carlo Basso, then added goals through Will Beauge and Robert Murphy in the second half, moved into first in the USL PDL Northeast Division with the win.

CONCACAF World Cup qualifying: Jamaica keeps pace with USA and more

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When the U.S. men's national team faces Guatemala Tuesday night, it will be facing a somewhat desperate side coming off a disappointing opening to CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.

Jamaica handed Guatemala a 2-1 loss Saturday night behind goals from Demar Phillips and Toronto FC striker Ryan Johnson to keep pace with the Americans atop the Group A standings.

English Premier League

Top 10 conclusions: FA Cup third round weekend

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1. Luis Suarez: controversy seeks him out like a ball to an outstretched hand. 2. FA Cup third weekend was a great advert for the January transfer window. With Demba Ba and Daniel Sturridge both on target on their debuts, perhaps it's not such a bad time to splash your cash. 3. Hastings striker Bradley [.

Simon Cox Wonder-Strike v Wigan

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Republic of Ireland and Nottingham Forest striker Simon Cox score's a screamer from distant against Wigan in the League Cup last night unfortunately it was only a consolation goal as Wigan advanced 4-1.

Aston Villa 1-3 Everton Goals

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Everton continued where they left off on Monday night as they beat Aston Villa 3-1 at Villa Park today with goals from Pienaar (3), Fellaini (31) and Jelavic (44), with El Ahmadi 74' grabbing a consolation goal for the home side.

Match Report: Liverpool 3 - 1 Bayer Leverkusen

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Out-of-favour striker Andy Carroll capped a comfortable 3-1 victory for Liverpool over Bayer Leverkusen in their final pre-season friendly before they kick off their Barclays' Premier League campaign.
It took just three minutes for the home side to break the deadlock at Anfield through youngster Raheem Sterling.

Rova 2-1 Liverpool Pre-Season Highlights

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Liverpool's pre-season tour in the US hasn't gone to plan as of yet, following their 1-1 draw with Toronto last week the Red's followed up with a 2-1 defeat to Roma last night with US international Michael Bradley giving the Italians the lead just past the hour mark before Alessandro Florenzi doubled the Italians lead seven minutes later.

Rova 2-1 Liverpool Pre-Season Highlights

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Liverpool's pre-season tour in the US hasn't gone to plan as of yet, following their 1-1 draw with Toronto last week the Red's followed up with a 2-1 defeat to Roma last night with US international Michael Bradley giving the Italians the lead just past the hour mark before Alessandro Florenzi doubled the Italians lead seven minutes later.

Tom Cleverley: The Brand

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Last summer, the one thing that provided any consolation to the fact Paul Scholes had retired was that we had young Tom Cleverley ready to make the step up to the first team. The lad has bags of talent and after loans at Leicester, Watford and Wigan, was prepared to make his mark in the Premier League with United.


Messi Consolation Goal v Celtic

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Lionel Messi scores an injury-time consolation goal at Parkhead as goals from Victor Wanyama and Tony Watt ensured Celtic celebrated their 125th Anniversary in style.

Real Madrid Hit Milan For Five at Yankee Stadium

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It could be a long season for AC Milan if this friendly is anything to go by, Real Madrid inspired by a resurgent Kaka hit the Italians for five last night at the Yankee stadium in their pre-season friendly with goals from Di Maria, Ronaldo (2), Ramos and Callejon with Robinho grabbing Milan's one and only consolation goal.

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Stunning Conor Henderson Goal v Italy U-21

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Rep. of Ireland midfielder Conor Henderson scored a stunning 35 yarder as the Republic's U-21 side beat Italy 4-2 despite playing with 10-men after Derrick Williams was sent off in the 37th minute for a professional foul, but Aaron McCarey saved the resulting penalty.

Anthony Forde was the second Republic player to see red for two bookable offences in the dying minutes, and Stephan El Shaarawy grabbed a consolation goal for the home side in injury time.

Mexico Stun Brazil to Claim Gold

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Oribe Peralta grabbed a brace as Mexico as Mexico stunned Brazil in today's Olympic mens final, in front of 86,162 fans at Wembley's hollowed turf.

Peralta took less than half a minute to put the Mexican's in front after he took advantage of a horrendous mix-up in the Brazilian defence before grabbing his second 15 minutes from time with a bullet header.

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TweetGerman defender Mats Hummels was left to rue his sides mistakes as Germany were eliminated from Euro 2012 after a 2-1 defeat to Italy. Hummels was at fault for both Italian goals as a Mario Balotelli brace put the Azzurri two up before Mesut Ozil's injury-time consolation goal reduced the arrears.

Match Recaps

Scottish Premier League – Match Recaps – 25 August 2012

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Celtic defeated Inverness to go top of the table and Kilmarnock defeated Dundee United in the Scottish Premier League on August 25, 2012.

Inverness 2-4 Celtic

Celtic remained unbeaten on the season with a very comfortable victory at the Caledonian Stadium. Tony Watt led the way with a brace while Charlie Mulgrew and Victor Wanyama scored the other goals.

Germany 4-2 Greece – Match Recap – Euro 2012 – 22 June 2012

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Germany cruised to a comfortable 4-1 win over Greece to book their sport in the Euro 2012 semifinals. The result was not a surprise as Germany were heavy favorites and very few gave Greece a realistic chance to advance.

It was a decent start both sides as Germany dominated possession and chances while Greece were able to keep it scoreless.



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Young Liverpool winger, Raheem Sterling scored his debut goal for Liverpool after just 3 minutes at Anfield on Sunday. Brendan Rodger's new side have embraced the possession and attacking game readily. John Joe Shelvey, in particular, has flourished under the new manager's philosophy of pass and move with the ball.

Lions midfielder demands better finishing

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England and Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has argued that despite creating fewer chances than France in their tournament opener, the Three Lions had the better of the chances and only needed more clinical finishing to win the match.

The only England goal was a Joleon Lescott header from a Steven Gerrard free-kick but Samir Nasri quickly equalized after the interval to leave Roy Hodgson's men searching for more.

Netherlands 1-2 Germany

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Holland's last game against Denmark was arguably an aberration, down solely to poor, unfortunate finishing. The margin of defeat was the same today, but this was domination. Germany destroyed Holland in the first half and sucked the life out of them in the second, despite positive half-time changes from van Marwijk, despite van Persie's consolation which looked like reinvigorating the contest.

New England Revolution

Phoenix Overpower Voltage

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The GPS Portland Phoenix continued to set the pace at the top of the USL PDL Northeast Division with a 4-2 victory over the Vermont Voltage at the Collins-Perley Sports Complex in St. Albans, Vt. on Saturday night.

First place Portland (9-3-1, 28 points) grabbed the lead through midfielder Chris Banks in the 23rd minute, but the Voltage (2-10-2, 8 points) equalized in the 43rd minute off a bicycle kick from defender Brian Green.

Mutiny Fall to Flash 3-1

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The Mutiny fell into an early deficit that it couldn't climb out of in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Western New York Flash at Sahlen's Stadium.

Katy Frierson opened up the scoring for the Flash in the 24th minute, chipping a shot past New England's Vikki Alonzo. In the 31st minute, the Flash doubled their lead through McCall Zerboni, who put away a miscleared sequence by the Mutiny.

The Rest

Consolation Mix

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Mikkel Diskerud bagged the only goal for 10-man Rosenborg in a 3-1 loss at FK Haugesund. Early in the second half, the U.S. international picked the corner from an angle to register his second goal on the young season.Clip to come...- Greg Seltzer

DC United healthy for critical Red Bulls clash

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To judge from remarks by DC United's coaches and players the game last week against the Philadelphia Union was critical to United's season. In a sense it was, since a second consecutive loss to a weaker Union side would illustrate significant deficiencies in United's play.

In a reprise of Philadelphia's overtime victory in the Open Cup, both teams played poorly, with United performing worse than the Union, but lucking out when Branko Boskovic served a superb free kick to the head of an onrushing Chris Pontius for the winning strike.