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Wales draw as Spain, Italy stay neck and neck in World Cup qualifying

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Paris (AFP) – Aaron Ramsey’s penalty helped Wales to a precious 1-1 draw in Serbia in World Cup qualifying on Sunday as they kept their hopes of a place at the finals in Russia alive.

Chris Coleman’s side were missing star man Gareth Bale due to suspension in Belgrade but Arsenal midfielder Ramsey inspired the visitors into a half-time lead when he floated in a 35th-minute penalty, sending goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic the wrong way.

Child’s birth could rule Ledley out of Ireland football clash

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London (AFP) – Joe Ledley could miss Wales’s World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland if his pregnant wife Ruby gives birth to the couple’s third child earlier than expected ahead of Friday’s match in Dublin.

Joe and Ruby Ledley are already the parents of two daughters, with their third child expected a few days after the Group D Clash at Lansdowne Road.

Child’s birth could rule Ledley out of Ireland football clash

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London (AFP) – Joe Ledley could miss Wales’s World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland if his pregnant wife Ruby gives birth to the couple’s third child earlier than expected ahead of Friday’s match in Dublin.

Joe and Ruby Ledley are already the parents of two daughters, with their third child expected a few days after the Group D Clash at Lansdowne Road.

Hodgson joy as England turn the table

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Lens (France) (AFP) England manager Roy Hodgson reflected on the fickle nature of fate after Daniel Sturridge's last-gasp stoppage-time goal earned his team a 2-1 Euro 2016 victory over Wales on Thursday.

Wales went ahead through Gareth Bale's 35-yard free-kick late in the first half of the British derby at Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens, only for half-time substitute Jamie Vardy to equalise in the 56th minute.

Hodgson joy as England turn the table

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Lens (France) (AFP) England manager Roy Hodgson reflected on the fickle nature of fate after Daniel Sturridge's last-gasp stoppage-time goal earned his team a 2-1 Euro 2016 victory over Wales on Thursday.

Wales went ahead through Gareth Bale's 35-yard free-kick late in the first half of the British derby at Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens, only for half-time substitute Jamie Vardy to equalise in the 56th minute.

Coleman hopeful of Hennessey Wales return

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Lens (France) (AFP) Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey is in line to face England in Thursday's Euro 2016 showdown in Lens, manager Chris Coleman said on Wednesday.

Hennessey was ruled out of Wales's opening 2-1 win over Slovakia in Bordeaux on Saturday with a back spasm, which saw Liverpool reserve Danny Ward handed his first start.

Coleman hopeful of Hennessey Wales return

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Lens (France) (AFP) Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey is in line to face England in Thursday's Euro 2016 showdown in Lens, manager Chris Coleman said on Wednesday.

Hennessey was ruled out of Wales's opening 2-1 win over Slovakia in Bordeaux on Saturday with a back spasm, which saw Liverpool reserve Danny Ward handed his first start.

Lingard rocket ends Man United’s 12-year FA Cup wait

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London (AFP) Jesse Lingard's extra-time thunderbolt earned Manchester United a record-equalling 12th FA Cup as Louis van Gaal's side came from behind to defeat Crystal Palace 2-1 in Saturday's final at Wembley.

In a rematch of the 1990 final, which United won after a replay, underdogs Palace took the lead in the 78th minute when Jason Puncheon slammed home, only for Juan Mata to equalise less than three minutes later.

Lingard rocket ends Man United’s 12-year FA Cup wait

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London (AFP) Jesse Lingard's extra-time thunderbolt earned Manchester United a record-equalling 12th FA Cup as Louis van Gaal's side came from behind to defeat Crystal Palace 2-1 in Saturday's final at Wembley.

In a rematch of the 1990 final, which United won after a replay, underdogs Palace took the lead in the 78th minute when Jason Puncheon slammed home, only for Juan Mata to equalise less than three minutes later.

Lingard rocket ends Man Utd’s 12-year FA Cup wait

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London (AFP) Jesse Lingard's extra-time thunderbolt earned Manchester United a record-equalling 12th FA Cup as Louis van Gaal's side came from behind to defeat Crystal Palace 2-1 in Saturday's final at Wembley.

In a rematch of the 1990 final, which United won after a replay, underdogs Palace took the lead in the 78th minute when Jason Puncheon slammed home, only for Juan Mata to equalise less than three minutes later.

Lingard rocket ends Man Utd’s 12-year FA Cup wait

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London (AFP) Jesse Lingard's extra-time thunderbolt earned Manchester United a record-equalling 12th FA Cup as Louis van Gaal's side came from behind to defeat Crystal Palace 2-1 in Saturday's final at Wembley.

In a rematch of the 1990 final, which United won after a replay, underdogs Palace took the lead in the 78th minute when Jason Puncheon slammed home, only for Juan Mata to equalise less than three minutes later.

Lingard rocket brings Man United FA Cup cheer

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London (AFP) Jesse Lingard's extra-time thunderbolt earned Manchester United a record-equalling 12th FA Cup as Louis van Gaal's side came from behind to defeat Crystal Palace 2-1 in Saturday's final at Wembley.

In a rematch of the 1990 final, which United won after a replay, underdogs Palace took the lead in the 78th minute when Jason Puncheon slammed home, only for Juan Mata to equalise less than three minutes later.

Lingard rocket brings Man United FA Cup cheer

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London (AFP) Jesse Lingard's extra-time thunderbolt earned Manchester United a record-equalling 12th FA Cup as Louis van Gaal's side came from behind to defeat Crystal Palace 2-1 in Saturday's final at Wembley.

In a rematch of the 1990 final, which United won after a replay, underdogs Palace took the lead in the 78th minute when Jason Puncheon slammed home, only for Juan Mata to equalise less than three minutes later.

Southampton soar into Europe with Palace win

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Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) Southampton booked their place in next season's Europa League by finishing their Premier League campaign with a 4-1 thrashing of FA Cup finalists Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Goals from Sadio Mane, Graziano Pelle, Ryan Bertrand and Steven Davis set up an emphatic win for the hosts, with Jason Puncheon pulling a goal back for Palace at St Mary's.

English Premier League

Snapshot: Aston Villa Taste Top-Flight Victory For First Time Since August – The Comeback Starts Here!

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It may have come via a right balls up from Crystal Palace ‘keeper Wayne Hennessey, but Remi Garde finally tasted victory. Joleon Lescott headed straight at Hennessey from a corner, only for the Eagles' glovesman to produce the mother of all fumbles and gift the Premier League strugglers a vital goal.

Aston Villa 1-0 Crystal Palace: Villa snaps 19-game winless run [VIDEO]

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Aston Villa beat Crystal Palace 1-0 to end a nightmare 19-game winless streak in the English Premier League on Tuesday with defender Joleon Lescott the hero of the hour.

With empty claret and blue seats visible all around Villa Park, rock bottom Villa went into their 21st game of the season on just eight points having won only once all season, on the opening weekend against Bournemouth.

Aston Villa 1-0 Crystal Palace: Villa snaps 19-game winless run [VIDEO]

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Aston Villa beat Crystal Palace 1-0 to end a nightmare 19-game winless streak in the English Premier League on Tuesday with defender Joleon Lescott the hero of the hour.

With empty claret and blue seats visible all around Villa Park, rock bottom Villa went into their 21st game of the season on just eight points having won only once all season, on the opening weekend against Bournemouth.

Wolves

Hennessey makes Arsenal go ‘FFFFFFFUUUUUU-’

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Well, what an incredibly frustrating ninety minutes that was. Upbeat start, good goal, cavalier flicks, lucky equaliser, chances, chances, CHANCES, saves, saves, more ruddy saves and Wolves rode their luck to a first point against Arsenal in the Premier League era. You couldn't fault the team's effort, apart from a slight easing off in the first half, and I agree with Arsene when he says that we would have won this game 19 times out of 20.

Arsenal 1-1 Wolves: Hennessey’s heroics

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Match report video By the numbers

Looking back on yesterday's game in the cold light of day there's still frustration and disappointment, to a fair degree, but I can't really find any real issue with how we played, how we went about the game and the effort we put in.

I know there are people this morning who will bemoan our finishing and say we should have scored considering the chances we fashioned.

Video: Wales concede comedy goal v Norway

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Butterfingers Wales let Norway back into their friendly clash this afternoon after a howler from Wolves keeper Wayne Hennessey. Collecting a simple ball into the box, Hennessey fumbled the ball forwards into the shins of defender Darcy Blake. Norway's Eric Huseklepp was left with the simple task of tapping the ball into the empty net.

The affordable and realistic targets that Spurs need

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Every club makes mistakes, some large ones too such as Juan Sebastian Veron, Andriy Shevchenko, and Jose Antonio Reyes just to name a few. As Spurs fans we've also seen some large transfers go wrong over the years. Names that spring to mind are Sergei Rebrov (£10m), Dean Richards (£8m) and more recently David Bentley (£15m).