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Brazil

GIF It: Paulinho’s injury time winning goal (Cardiff 0-1 Tottenham)

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Spurs midfielder Paulinho scored a backheeled winner deep in injury time to earn his side three points away at Cardiff. The game seemed destined to finish goalless until the Brazil international popped up with this 93rd minute goal to make it a 0-1 win away win for Andre Villas Boas' side.

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.

Happy Together

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On July 20th, someone tweeting as Pia Sundhage - and I do think it might actually be Sundhage - wrote the following:
Happy Players have a tendency to make good decisions on the field - together.

Something shifted about 18 months ago. The USWNT looked very shaky.

Manchester United

Manchester United’s Champions League finals

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Another Champions League season group stage gets underway this evening. Premier League champions Manchester United are at home to Bayer Leverkusen. The German side beat United in the 2002 Champions League semi-final, and David Moyes will be hoping they don't cause any such problems as he attempts to make his first Champions League campaign a [.

Video: Cerezo Osaka 2-2 Manchester United

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Manchester United were held to a 2-2 draw in today's pre-season friendly against Cerezo Osaka. A defensive howler from the returning Chris Smalling handed the Japanese side the lead. Local hero Shinji Kagawa grabbed an equaliser before Takuma Minamino restored Osaka's advantage. United appeared to be heading for defeat until new boy Wilfried Zaha scored [.

GIF It: Synchronise watches to Fergie time (Manchester United 2-1 Reading)

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After all these years of spending the closing stages of matches berating officials about the lack of/excess amount of injury time, Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has finally found an easier way of ensuring the final whistle blows when you want it to. During last night's FA Cup fifth round victory over Reading, Fergie [.

Southampton 2-3 Manchester United Highlights

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What a dramatic game at St Marys yesterday Southampton taking the lead twice, Robin Van Persie missing a penalty, before registering his first Manchester United hat-trick in just his second start for the club deep into injury time it had it all.

van Persie from Sinner to Saint at St Mary’s

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Robin Van Persie scored an injury time winner as Manchester United clinched a hard-fought 3-2 win at Southampton. The Ducth striker had missed the chance to equalise with his club 2-1 down as he fluffed his line from the penalty spot with 20 minutes left but made amend with the clock ticking down as he [.

Screw the IPO, let’s talk about Shinji

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Apparently Manchester United is a publicly listed company on the New York Stock Exchange now. Also apparently, hearing from people who can count beyond 10 in their heads, the IPO itself has been completely anti-Unitedesque in its performance in Wall Street. It eventually ended up at a price that would be the footballing equivalent of being relegated after promising to finish in the top 4.

PICTURE: Alex Morgan In A United Shirt

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Manchester United fan, Alex Morgan, scores an injury time winner for USA at Old Trafford.

The game finished 3-3 in normal time after a dubious penalty for USA. In the last few seconds of injury time, added on to the extra time, Morgan scored the winner to put USA in to the Olympic final.

VIDEO: Bébé Chants

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Bébé scored an injury time equaliser for Manchester United against Ajax Cape Town!

"VIDEO: Bébé Chants" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

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Report: Alex Oxlade Chamberlain warms Arsenal’s bench to avoid £10,000 bill from Southampton

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A bizarre report in today's Daily Mail suggests that Arsenal starlet Alex Oxlade Chamberlain only makes late substitute appearances to keep the club's accountants happy. In his piece, journalist Neil Ashton claims that a clause in the England international's contract means the Gunners have to pay his former club Southampton £10,000 every time he plays [.

Wayne Rooney: What a difference a year makes

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This time last season, if Wayne Rooney had been ruled out for a month, we would have been totally gutted. As well as being the glue that holds our team together, showing great vision on the attack and working tirelessly to help win the ball back, he also scores a huge proportion of our goals. He scored a goal in each of our opening two games last season against West Brom and Spurs, before scoring a hattrick against Arsenal in our third game.

Chelsea

Chelsea captain John Terry again dons full kit for trophy presentation

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Despite starting one of the internet's most enduring memes when he changed into full Chelsea kit for last season's Champions League trophy celebration, John Terry did exactly the same for last night's Europa League final. At the start of the evening, JT looked more suitably dressed to gatecrash a snooker trophy presentation.

Big Night For MLS As They Beat Chelsea 3-2

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Chelsea suffered a first defeat of pre-season on Wednesday night in Philadelphia, thanks to an injury time winner for the MLS.

Eddie Johnson was the hero with the winning goal in the 91st minute with Chris Wondolowski and Chris Pontius also scoring for the all-stars, and John Terry and Frank Lampard scoring for Chelsea.

Videos

Video: Watford’s incredible 97th-minute winner (just seconds after Leicester have penalty saved) sends them to Championship play-off final

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There were incredible scenes in the Championship play-offs yesterday. Deep into injury time, Leicester appeared to be heading to Wembley ahead of Watford. With the score at 2-2 on aggregates, the Foxes were already going through on away goals when they were awarded a penalty. Goalkeeper Manuel Almunia pulled off an incredible double save from [.

Video: David Beckham sent-off for stamp (Evian vs PSG)

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David Beckham's cameo appearance for PSG for a bit more cameo than intended after the former England captain was sent-off. Goldenballs saw red for stamping on the ground. He went over the ball in a challenge with Evian's Youssef Adnane. Although no contact was made, the ref didn't like what he saw and gave Becks [.

Swindon striker James Collins scores hat-trick against Stoke, gets kick up the backside from Paolo Di Canio

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League One side Swindon knocked Stoke out of the Capital One Cup last night, largely thanks to a hat-trick from James Collins. But that still wasn't enough to please Robins boss Paolo Di Canio. The feisty Italian celebrated Collins' second goal of the night by calling the striker over, prodding him in the chest and [.

Olympics: Japan 1-3 Mexico: Naff Semi Peppered With Delightful Goals As El Tri Reach Final (Photos & Highlights)

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By Chris Wright

"Kiss the rain, whenever you need me..."

Mexico came from behind to book themselves a berth in the Olympic final, overturning Yuki Otso's splendid 25-yard drive by putting the first three goals Japan have conceded in the entire tournament past 'keeper Shuichi Gonda.

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GIF It: Adel Taarabt literally ducks the chance to help QPR avoid relegation

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Adel Taarabt is never usually too far away from controversy. QPR fans have to watch his fleeting moments of sheer brilliance sprinkled amid a lot of frustrating and baffling displays. But he can rarely have been quite as frustrating is in the closing stages of yesterday's 1-1 draw with relegation rivals Wigan.

Stoke City sign Rangers midfielder Maurice Edu

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English Premier League side Stoke City have announced they have agreed to a transfer fee and personal terms with Rangers midfielder Maurice Edu.

Edu has been linked with various clubs as he's express an interest to move out of Scotland. Rangers were relegated to the Scottish Third Division after going into administration and failing to deal with their creditors.

Red Bulls DOOP on Philly, Go Top of the East

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David Banner... uh... Kenny Cooper Leads RBNY to VictoryOn a beautiful mid-summer afternoon at the Cathedral of Football, the New York Red Bulls got goals on either side of halftime from Kenny Cooper and defeated their closest geographical rivals - Philadelphia Union - by a 2-0 scoreline. The final wasn't really indicative of the number of chances created in what was a pretty thrilling, high-tempo match that featured opportunities for both sides and lots of good attacking play.

International

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.

Algeria and Libya Dust Up

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Libya players take unkindly to their injury-time defeat to Algeria in Casablanca in their African Nations qualifying first leg, should be an interesting return leg in October.

Manchester City

Match Preview: Liverpool v Arsenal

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Liverpool and Arsenal on Sunday lunchtime meet at Anfield when both clubs will be looking for their first Premier League wins of the season and Nuri Sahin could make his debut.
Neither side have yet to collect a three-point haul in the wake of eventful summers, which have set both clubs into new eras.

Manchester City 3-1 QPR Highlights

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szólj hozzá: Manchester City vs QPR 3:1 GOALS HIGHLIGHTS

It took Manchester City just 15 minutes to break the deadlock through Yaya Toure but it wasn't till injury time that City secured all three points. Bobby Zamora got an equaliser midway through the second-half but that was shortlived as Eden Dzeko put City back in front 3 minutes later before Carlos Tevez secured the points deep into injury-time.

Man City Need To Come From Behind To Win While Hazard Impresses For Chelsea

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It was deja-vu all over again for Manchester City as the Premier League champions opened their title defence with a thrilling win over newly-promoted Southampton. Not only was the score exactly the same as that never-to-be-forgotten final home game against Queens Park Rangers last season, so was the scoring sequence, and even the ends they went in at the Etihad Stadium.

The really random news headlines post

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Ducky's Note: Keeping with out string of really random posts form here and then here, Bhavin throws in his hat into the fray with a prediction of the news items that will make headlines next season. As a Roma (yes!) and Arsenal fan, Bhavin is that guy who became a goalie for his college team cos he sucked as an outfield player.

Malaysia beaten, contract talks, Cazorla and Frimpong

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So pre-season began in earnest yesterday with a 2-1 over a Malaysia XI, although it took a couple of late goals to do it.

Having gone ahead in first half injury time with a belter of a goal, the Malaysian side looked fit and determined to cause a 'shock'. We looked very much like a team which was playing its first real game and although we never really clicked we missed a number of very presentable chances.

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Real Madrid Win Super Cup

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Facing their first crisis of the season, Real Madrid responded like champions as they beat 10-man Barcelona 2-1 at the Bernabeu tonight to win the Spanish Super Cup on away goals.

It must have been one amazing pre-game speech by Jose Mourinho as Real Madrid came out of the gatyes flying and scored two quick goals from Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo to go ahead 4-3 on aggregate.

Real Madrid Win Spanish Super Cup

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Facing their first crisis of the season, Real Madrid responded like champions as they beat 10-man Barcelona 2-1 at the Bernabeu tonight to win the Spanish Super Cup on away goals.

It must have been one amazing pre-game speech by Jose Mourinho as Real Madrid came out of the gatyes flying and scored two quick goals from Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo to go ahead 4-3 on aggregate.

Fabio Coentrao was shown a red card for yelling from Real Madrid’s bench

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Real Madrid followed up a draw in their first match of the season and a 3-2 loss in the first leg of the Supercopa to Barcelona by losing 2-1 to Getafe. In fact, it was such a bad day for Real that Fabio Coentrao was shown a red card without leaving the bench and Jose Mourinho said after the game that the loss was "absolutely deserved.

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Sporting KC Scouting Report: Into the Cauldron

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What most people don't understand is that home field advantage isn't always about where you play. Just as often, it's about what you're playing for. And no matter where the games are played, US Open Cup matches are home matches for the Seattle Sounders, because this is their Cup. It's our Cup. Sounders players have been stomped, cut, mocked, and bruised for it.

Another 2-1 loss

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Stop me if this sounds familiar.

The Rapids lost 2-1.

This time Colorado fell behind in the opening moments, immediately tied the match, and then faded out on Saturday night at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City.

This time the Seattle Sounders were the beneficiaries of this latest loss, but the victors hardly mattered as the Rapids completed an 0-for-July streak that leaves the team questioning its ability.

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Timewasting

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In the wake of Fabrice Muamba's near death experience last year it is obvious that match officials, already under plenty of pressure, now must keep their wits about them when a player goes down. Is it genuine or is it another case of timewasting? Decisions must be taken quickly and those seconds after the player has gone to ground could be the difference between life and death.

Timewasting

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In the wake of Fabrice Muamba's near death experience last year it is obvious that match officials, already under plenty of pressure, now must keep their wits about them when a player goes down. Is it genuine or is it another case of timewasting? Decisions must be taken quickly and those seconds after the player has gone to ground could be the difference between life and death.

The Rest

Bet’s be ‘avin you – Betting tips for the 26-27 January

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A ruddy balls up, I tell you. Just as I was getting into the spirit of making money each week, I got bitten by Lazio's inability to hold on to a half-time lead and Morocco's inability to score against Angola. Still Watford's 4-0 win (I could have been a great deal greedier on that one [...]

State of the MLS Run In: 8 Weeks to Go

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Previous Week

Finally! We started publishing the odds over a month ago and since then the same roster of 10 playoff teams have been favored to make the playoffs, and by a pretty good margin. In the first edition I pointed out that the best chance at a shakeup was Columbus displacing Chicago.

Recap: AS Roma 2 - 2 Catania

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Michael Bradley notched an assist in injury time in his Roma debut as the Giallorossi come back twice to earn a point against Catania in the Serie A opener.

Napoli boycotted Supercoppa Italiana ceremony after trio of red cards

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Juventus beat Napoli 4-2 after extra time in the Supercoppa Italiana and the Azzurri were so upset about the three red cards they were shown near the end of the first 90 minutes that they walked out on the post-match ceremony. Goran Pandev was sent off for dissent when he argued a penalty that was given to Juventus in the 73rd minute, Juan Zuniga followed him back to the dressing room after a second yellow during injury time and manager Walter Mazzerri was sent off for arguing the first two decisions before extra time.