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Hughie Fury v Joseph Parker: Parker retains WBO heavyweight title

Joseph Parker beat Britain’s Hughie Fury on points to retain the WBO world heavyweight title in Manchester. The New Zealander, 25, won the bout 118-110 on two judges’ scorecards, while the third scored it as a 114-114 draw at Manchester Arena. Parker landed several big punches in the 12th round against 23-year-old Fury, the cousin of former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. It was Parker’s second successful title defence. Live reaction & analysis More to follow. Let’s block ads! (Why?) BBC Sport – Sport

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Man City score five as Palace set unwanted record

Premier League leaders Manchester City eventually overpowered a Crystal Palace side who became the first team in English Football League history to start a season with six defeats and no goals. City were only top alphabetically before kick-off, but now lead neighbours Manchester United on goal difference after continuing a prolific start to the new campaign that has seen them score 22 goals in their past five matches. They had to wait until the very end of the first half to find a way past an initially well-drilled Palace side,…

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Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson hails 'magical' Philippe Coutinho following win over Leicester

Jordan Henderson hailed the influence of Philippe Coutinho after the Brazilian underlined why Liverpool fought so desperately to keep him during the summer in the 3-2 victory at Leicester. Coutinho remained at Anfield despite strong interest from LaLiga giants Barcelona in the last transfer window and, in his second Premier League start of the season, scored one and set up another to lift the Reds into a 2-0 lead at the King Power Stadium on Saturday. His 25-yard free-kick was sublime – a curling effort that found the top left…

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Leicester 2-3 Liverpool: Reds stars rated and slated

A penalty save masked what was a shaky performance by the Belgian. Missed a punch to gift Leicester an opening goal before teeing up Vardy with a weak save to his right. Saturday, September 23, 2017 Liverpool avenged their midweek Carabao Cup exit as the Reds edged past Leicester 3-2 at the King Power Stadium. Goals from Mohamed Salah, Philippe Coutinho and Jordan Henderson ensured the Reds put their most recent defeat behind them against Craig Shakespeare’s side. Jurgen Klopp’s men move level on points with fourth placed Tottenham thanks…

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Vunipola injured as Saracens thrash Sale

Aviva Premiership Saracens (17) 41 Tries: Spencer 2, Williams, Koch, Earle Cons: Farrell 5 Pens: Farrell 2 Sale (3) 13 Tries: McGuigan 2 Pen: de Klerk England’s Billy Vunipola left the field with a knee injury as Saracens kept up their unbeaten home record over Sale with a bonus-point win at Allianz Park. The hosts led 17-3 at the break, with Ben Spencer and Liam Williams scoring for the European champions. Spencer scored his second after half-time, before Vincent Koch secured the bonus point on 64 minutes. Byron McGuigan crossed…

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Manchester United FC news: Jose Mourinho delighted with ‘pragmatic’ performance against Southampton

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Saturday, September 23, 2017 After several thrilling performances this season, Jose Mourinho was delighted to see his players put in a dogged display and claim a 1-0 win over Southampton. Red Devils fans have been used to free-flowing attacking football so far this season, but the team had to show another side against the Saints, who proved tough opponents. And Mourinho was pleased they were able to cling onto the three points on the south coast thanks to some impressive defensive work from the likes of Phil Jones….

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