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Everton, Europa, League, Atalanta

Everton’s misery continues with Europa League defeat against Atalanta

Everton produced another hugely disappointing display as they were soundly beaten for the third successive game, this time Atalanta inflicting the damage in their Europa League Group E opener in Reggio Emilia. Ronald Koeman’s misfiring team went into the match having endured a 2-0 defeat at Chelsea and lost 3-0 at home against Tottenham Hotspur. Koeman, the Evertonmanager, had warned they would “need to ...

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Manchester United, Paul Pogba, month, hamstring, injury

Manchester United’s Paul Pogba may be out for a month with hamstring injury

Paul Pogba fears he may be out for at least a month because of a hamstring injury suffered in Manchester United’s 3-0 win over Basel on Tuesday. The midfielder was in some pain after being forced off in the 19th minute of United’s opening Champions League group game at Old Trafford. He required crutches afterwards and although Pogba is awaiting the ...

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John Stones, Manchester City, victory, Feyenoord

John Stones double helps Manchester City to easy victory at Feyenoord

This was a handsome victory for a Manchester City side facing scant resistance from Feyenoord. Pep Guardiola’s team will encounter greater challenges in the Champions League but for now they deserve to enjoy a job done very impressively. City failed to win away from home in last season’s competition and Guardiola said: “Of course this was a perfect start. It’s important to ...

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Tony Blair wants tougher UK immigration rules

Tony Blair wants tougher UK immigration rules

Tony Blair has called on the government to introduce a new immigration policy which “reasserts control”. When he was prime minister, Mr Blair’s government – unlike most EU countries – did not apply transitional controls on migrants from eastern Europe. But in a Sunday Times article, he said “times were different”. Mr Blair now supports registering all EU nationals on ...

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Ben Woodburn, long-term, Liverpool, Wales

Ben Woodburn set for long-term Liverpool deal after shining for Wales

Ben Woodburn’s emergence with Liverpool and Wales is set to be rewarded with a new long-term contract at Anfield when the forward turns 18 next month. The teenager played a starring role for Chris Coleman’s Wales team during the international break, scoring a stunning winning goal within five minutes of his introduction against Austria before creating Hal Robson-Kanu’s crucial breakthrough against Moldova in the World ...

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Arsène, Wenger, Arsenal, legends,

Arsène Wenger tells Arsenal legends: you weren’t perfect either

Arsène Wenger has appealed for unity at Arsenal before the potentially fraught home game against Bournemouth on Saturday and reminded those former club “legends” who have been vociferous in their criticism that they were far from perfect during their careers. Wenger has seen a host of his erstwhile stars move into the media and, with the club under siege after a tumultuous ...

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South Africa, Senegal, World Cup qualifier, replayed, referee ban

South Africa v Senegal World Cup qualifier to be replayed after referee ban

Fifa has ordered the World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal be replayed after the referee awarded a penalty for a nonexistent handball and was banned for life for match manipulation. The game, which South Africa won 2-1 in November last year, will be replayed this November on a date still to be decided. It says it made the decision to ...

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Nicola Sturgeon to unveil most ambitious plan

Nicola Sturgeon to unveil most ambitious plan

First Minister is promising to unveil the “most ambitious plan ever” when she announces her Scottish Government’s legislative program for the coming year. Improving education will continue to be a “defining mission” but the First Minister is also expected to focus on the key areas of the economy and health in her program for government. In a statement to Holyrood ...

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MPs to get update on latest round of Brexit talks

MPs to get update on latest round of Brexit talks

Mr Davis will make a statement in the House of Commons about the progress of the third round of Brexit talks. EU officials have warned over the progress of negotiations and said the UK must “start negotiating seriously”. As the Commons returns after the summer recess, MPs will also hear about plans for science and innovation in the UK post-Brexit ...

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Duchess of Cambridge pregnant with third child

Duchess of Cambridge pregnant with third child

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child, Kensington Palace has announced. The Queen and both families are said to be “delighted with the news”. As with her previous two pregnancies, the duchess, 35, is suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, or severe morning sickness. She will no longer carry out her planned engagement at the Hornsey Road Children’s ...

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