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Craig Shakespeare: Leicester City sack manager four months after appointment

Shakespeare said his side showed “spirit and resilience” to earn a home draw with West Brom on Monday Leicester City have sacked manager Craig Shakespeare just four months after he signed a three-year deal to take the job on a permanent basis. The Foxes are third from bottom in the Premier League and have not […]

Northern Ireland to face Switzerland in World Cup play-offs

Former Spain, Real Madrid and Bolton defender Fernando Hierro conducted the draw in Zurich Northern Ireland will play Switzerland in the World Cup play-offs as they aim to qualify for next summer’s tournament in Russia and a first finals since 1986. Michael O’Neill’s side will be home at Windsor Park for the first leg. The […]

Sympathy, scepticism, Shearer – the end of the Ashley era?

Ashley, who also owns retailer Sports Direct, has endured a fractious relationship with the club’s supporters since taking over in 2007 Former Newcastle United winger Chris Waddle says he “feels some sympathy” for Mike Ashley, who has put the Premier League club up for sale. Ashley has been a divisive figure since taking over in […]

Mahrez equaliser shows kick up backside worked – Shakespeare

Nacer Chadli’s goal was his sixth in the Premier League for West Brom since joining in 2016 Leicester City boss Craig Shakespeare said giving Riyad Mahrez a “kick up the backside” had paid off as the Algerian’s first goal of the season rescued a point against West Bromwich Albion. Nacer Chadli’s sublime free-kick – West […]

Lovren accuses Lukaku of deliberately kicking him in face

Jurgen Klopp’s side had 19 shots but could not find a way past Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren accused Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku of deliberately kicking him in the face in Saturday’s Premier League match. The pair were involved in a clash shortly before half-time in the 0-0 draw […]

Ben Foster: West Brom keeper injures knee ‘playing with son in garden’

Ben Foster had made eight appearances for West Brom before missing Monday’s game West Brom keeper Ben Foster injured his knee playing with his son in the garden, boss Tony Pulis said after he missed Monday’s 1-1 draw at Leicester. Pulis said it was “an enormous worry” and was awaiting the result of a scan […]

FA abuse inquiry chief receives counselling after hearing victims’ stories

Police have spoken to at least 741 alleged victims who say they were abused through football The man leading the independent investigation into historical child sex abuse in football has received counselling to deal with the traumatic evidence he has heard. Barrister Clive Sheldon QC was asked by the Football Association to look into the […]

Ashley puts Newcastle United up for sale

Ashley, who also owns retailer Sports Direct, has endured a fractious relationship with the club’s supporters since taking over in 2007 Newcastle United have been put up for sale with owner Mike Ashley hoping to conclude a deal by Christmas. The Magpies have been relegated twice from the Premier League during Ashley’s 10-year reign. After […]

Eighth-tier Hyde United host MK Dons in FA Cup

MK Dons will visit Hyde United, a team from the eighth tier of English football Northern Premier League Division One North side Hyde United will host League One team MK Dons in the first round of the FA Cup next month. Hyde, who play in the eighth tier of English football, beat Scarborough Athletic in […]

Northern Ireland will not be seeded for play-offs

Northern Ireland finished second behind Germany in their qualifying group Northern Ireland have dropped below Denmark in the Fifa rankings, meaning they will not be seeded for the 2018 World Cup play-offs. The Danes have moved up seven places in the rankings and will be seeded along with Switzerland, Italy and Croatia. They will each […]

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