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English teams dominate group stage – but can one win the Champions League?

Premier League clubs have created Champions League history, with five qualifying for the knockout stage. Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham have all progressed, making England the first country to have five teams in the competition’s last 16. This was also the first time the Premier League had five representatives in the group stage, United earning their place by winning the Europa League last season. Performance of teams from Europe’s big four leagues Country P W D L F A GD Win % England 30 21 6 3…

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Dele Alli 'needs consistency and to dominate games' … David Ginola lays into misfiring Tottenham star

Alli’s form has dipped in recent weeks as Tottenham struggle in the league Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Tottenham legend David Ginola has fired a warning to Dele Alli following a series of below-par performances. Alli’s dip in form has coincided with a dire run of results for the north Londoners, which has seen them drop from second to fifth in the table. Spurs legend Ginola says it’s time for Alli to start performing week-in week-out and fulfil his potential. Ginola told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “We know Tottenham can…

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Champions Cup round-up: Exeter edge past Montpellier, Wasps dominate Harlequins and La Rochelle seal win against Ulster

talkSPORT’s review of Sunday’s European rugby action Sunday, October 22, 2017 Montpellier 24-27 Exeter Chiefs Exeter Chiefs made it back-to-back Champions Cup wins as they claimed a famous 27-24 victory away to French giants Montpellier. Don Armand scored a try in each half while centre Ian Whitten also added a try as Gareth Steenson kicked three conversions and two penalties for the best European result in Exeter’s history. Nemani Nadolo crossed twice for Montpellier and Joe Tomane and Benoit Paillaugue also added scores, but it was not enough to stop…

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England v West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite and Shai Hope dominate at Headingley

Second Investec Test, Headingley, day two England 258: Stokes 100, Root 59, Gabriel 4-51, Roach 4-71 West Indies 329-5: S Hope 147*, K Brathwaite 134, Anderson 3-46 West Indies lead by 71 runs Scorecard Shai Hope and Kraigg Brathwaite’s fine centuries put West Indies in control of the second Test against England. Resuming on 19-1, the Windies reached 329-5 at the close, a lead of 71, with Brathwaite making 134 and Hope an unbeaten 147, his maiden Test century. The pair put on 246 for the fourth wicket until Stuart…

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Cook & Root hit centuries as England dominate in day-night Test

First Investec Test, Edgbaston, day one England 348-3: Cook 153*, Root 136 West Indies: Yet to bat Scorecard Alastair Cook and Joe Root both hit centuries as England dominated West Indies on the first day of the inaugural day-night Test in the UK. Cook batted through the day for his unbeaten 153, sharing 248 with Root, who made 136, as England racked up 348-3 at Edgbaston. Opener Mark Stoneman managed eight on his debut and Tom Westley fell for the same score, but Dawid Malan is 27 not out. Kemar…

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