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Everton take charge of Europa League tie

Everton take charge of Europa League tie

Michael Keane scored his first Everton goal since a £25m move from Burnley Everton put themselves in a strong position to reach the Europa League group stage with a first-leg win over Hajduk Split marred by crowd trouble. Hajduk fans surged towards the Goodison Park pitch and threw objects as play was stopped in the […]

Everton tie interrupted by crowd trouble

Everton tie interrupted by crowd trouble

Hajduk fans were housed in the lower tier of the Bullens Road stand at Goodison Park Everton’s Europa League play-off match against Hajduk Split was stopped for several minutes after trouble broke out in the away end at Goodison Park. Play was suspended in the 33rd minute after supporters surged towards the pitch and objects […]

Brighton & beyond: Fans v homophobia in the Premier League

Brighton & beyond: Fans v homophobia in the Premier League

Brighton and Hove’s gay population – estimated at 4.8% by the Office for National Statistics – has made the club’s fans a target for homophobic abuse WARNING: This content contains terms some readers may find offensive. It starts with “we can see you holding hands” or “does your boyfriend know you’re here?” From there it […]

Sampson to ‘improve communication style’ after being cleared of racial abuse

Sampson to ‘improve communication style’ after being cleared of racial abuse

Mark Sampson led England to the semi-finals of Women’s Euro 2017 this summer, two years after finishing third at the World Cup England women boss Mark Sampson says he is “looking to improve” his “general communication style” after being cleared of racial abuse. Sampson was absolved of wrongdoing after striker Eniola Aluko made a complaint […]

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Premier League predictions: Lawro takes on Detroit actor Poulter

Premier League predictions: Lawro takes on Detroit actor Poulter

Did you see Burnley’s win at Chelsea coming? What about Watford’s draw with Liverpool? Here is your chance to predict the next round of Premier League fixtures – including any more upsets. The Blues are back in action, of course, and BBC Sport’s football expert Mark Lawrenson thinks there could be more trouble ahead for […]

Mark Sampson: ‘Questions for FA’ after England women’s boss accused of ‘racial’ comments

Mark Sampson: ‘Questions for FA’ after England women’s boss accused of ‘racial’ comments

Mark Sampson led England to the semi-finals of the European Championships in the Netherlands this summer An anti-racism campaigner says “bigger questions” must be answered by the Football Association after England striker Eni Aluko alleged head coach Mark Sampson made comments with “racial connotations” to a team-mate. Sampson allegedly asked a mixed race player if […]

Mats Hummels: World Cup winner to donate 1% of wages to charity

Mats Hummels: World Cup winner to donate 1% of wages to charity

Mats Hummels signed for Bayern Munich in 2016 for a fee reported to be around £30m. Germany’s World Cup winner Mats Hummels is the first player to join Manchester United’s Juan Mata in pledging to donate 1% of his wages to charity. Mata called for high profile players to sign up to the cause in […]

Rangers fans’ statement laughable, says Hibs boss Lennon

Rangers fans’ statement laughable, says Hibs boss Lennon

Lennon was accused of “inflammatory” behaviour by a Rangers supporters group Hibernian manager Neil Lennon has described a statement by a Rangers’ fans group criticising his actions as “laughable and insignificant”. Club 1872, the second largest shareholder in Rangers, claimed Lennon made “various inflammatory gestures” to fans during Hibs’ 3-2 win at Ibrox. Police Scotland […]

Barcelona complete Paulinho deal but lose Suarez to injury

Barcelona complete Paulinho deal but lose Suarez to injury

Paulinho has scored nine goals in 41 international appearances for Brazil since making his debut in 2011 Barcelona have signed Brazil midfielder Paulinho from Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande for 40m euro (£36.4m). The former Tottenham player, 29, is the Spanish club’s first signing since Neymar left to join Paris St-Germain in a world record transfer. […]

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