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Meet the teenage English winger who quit Man City for the Bundesliga

Media playback is not supported on this device It takes an incredible amount of belief and bravery to turn your back on Manchester City and manager Pep Guardiola when you are just 17. Last summer, Jadon Sancho did exactly that. City were extremely keen to keep the hugely talented English forward but Sancho – concerned about his first-team prospects – signed for German side Borussia Dortmund for a reported £8m on 31 August. Since then, he has won an Under-17 World Cup with England, become friends with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and…

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English players may be masters of diving – Wenger

English players may be the “masters” of diving, says Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. Tottenham’s Dele Alli was booked for diving in Sunday’s draw at Liverpool. Team-mate Harry Kane was accused of diving by Reds defender Virgil van Dijk in winning a penalty. Wenger said: “I remember there were tremendous cases here when foreign players did it, but the English players have learned very quickly and they might even be the masters now.” The Frenchman said in November that Raheem Sterling “dives well” following Arsenal’s 3-1 defeat at Manchester City. Wenger,…

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Watford news: Former head of medical takes club to employment tribunal, claiming to being sacked because he was English

Walter Mazzarri was the manager at the time and has denied any involvement with the decision to relieve Collinge of his duties Thursday, January 18, 2018 Watford’s former head of medical Richard Collinge is taking the Premier League club to an employment tribunal, claiming he was sacked because he was English, not Italian. The case, which the club have confirmed, will be heard at Watford Tribunal Hearing Centre in September. Collinge left the Hertfordshire club in September 2016 and it was reported in the local media that this was a…

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Iheanacho scores first VAR goal in English football as Leicester beat Fleetwood

Media playback is not supported on this device Kelechi Iheanacho became the first player to score a goal awarded by a video assistant referee in English football as Leicester beat Fleetwood in an FA Cup third-round replay. Iheanacho opened the scoring – with a routine strike – from Islam Slimani’s pass. The big talking point of the game came when the former Manchester City striker initially had a goal disallowed for offside from Riyad Mahrez’s through ball. But referee Jonathan Moss liaised with video official Mike Jones, who told him…

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Measles outbreak in five English regions

Outbreaks of measles have been confirmed in five areas of England and now total more than 120 cases. Public Health England says the cases in West Yorkshire, Cheshire and Liverpool, West Midlands, Surrey and Greater Manchester are linked to ongoing large outbreaks in Europe. The overall risk in the UK is still low, but outbreaks can happen any time. The MMR jab protects against measles. Experts are urging parents to immunise their children. Anyone unsure if they are fully vaccinated should check with their GP. PHE says cases in England…

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Coral Daily Download: Is the wait over for an English winner of the Champions League? Latest odds here

Listen to the Coral Daily Download Thursday, December 7, 2017 Coral’s Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds. There was no such Brexit for England in Europe this week, as our teams completed our most successful Champions League group stage in history – with five Premier League teams qualifying for the last-16 for the first time. Four of those sides were winners, with Liverpool, Tottenham, Manchester City and Manchester United finishing top of their groups, while Chelsea finished second. But how are the odds looking ahead…

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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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