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Huddersfield boost automatic promotion hopes with narrow win over Reading

Huddersfield boost automatic promotion hopes with narrow win over ReadingHuddersfield boosted their hopes of automatic promotion from the Sky Bet Championship with a 1-0 win over Reading on Tuesday night.Philip Billing's goal eight minutes from time earned victory for the Terriers.Rajiv van La Parra missed a first-half penalty but Billing pounced to secure Huddersfield's sixth straight league win.David Wagner's men are …

Away goals edge Atletico Madrid towards Champions League quarter-finals

Away goals edge Atletico Madrid towards Champions League quarter-finalsAtletico Madrid took a significant step towards the Champions League quarter-finals with a 4-2 win at Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday night.Saul Niguez and Antoine Griezmann gave Atletico a 2-0 half-time lead at the BayArena.Kevin Gameiro, with a penalty, restored the two-goal advantage after Karim Bellarabi had pulled one back.But Stefan Savic diverte…

Manchester City beat Monaco 5-3 in sensational Champions League clash

Manchester City beat Monaco 5-3 in sensational Champions League clashSergio Aguero struck twice as Manchester City fought back to beat Monaco 5-3 in a sensational Champions League clash at the Etihad Stadium.City trailed 2-1 at half-time and 3-2 after an hour of a pulsating last 16 first leg encounter but finished with a flourish to peg back the exhilarating Ligue 1 leaders.Radamel Falcao scored two and missed a pen…

Damien Duff has new role at Shamrock Rovers

Damien Duff has new role at Shamrock RoversIrish football legend Damien Duff has been appointed the new U15 Head Coach at Shamrock Rovers, writes Liam Mackey.Already an integral part of the Hoops’ first team coaching staff, Duff will combine his existing first team duties with his new role in the club’s Academy ahead of the launch of the new U15 National League in August.In a st…

Can you identify the Premier League players in their defensive walls?

The defensive wall is possibly, with the exception of boot scrubber, the least glamorous job a footballer can do, shielding their face and nether regions at the same time as the goal. We’ve blurred the faces and names of some Premier League players in their defensive walls in the hope that you can tell us who they are.

Shaun Edwards pinpoints exactly where Wales 'mistake' happened in their loss to England

Shaun Edwards pinpoints exactly where Wales 'mistake' happened in their loss to EnglandShaun Edwards has delivered a detailed analysis of the Wales "mistake" that potentially cost them victory over England.Wales were undone in Cardiff 11 days ago by wing Elliot Daly's 75th-minute try as England extended their winning run under head coach Eddie Jones to 16 Tests.Daly's counter-attack score meant that England overcame a two-point defic…

Official in Laois GAA tells clubs to 'prepare for war' with other sports

Official in Laois GAA tells clubs to 'prepare for war' with other sportsA Laois GAA County Board official has told clubs at a county board meeting to "prepare for war" against other sports. Ahead of underage soccer changing from winter to summer seasons, Kieran Leavy says "battle lines" must be drawn to stop young players from choosing other sports over gaelic games. The assistant treasurer of Laois GAA also believes t…

Sutton's reserve goalie Wayne Shaw quits after pie controversy

Sutton's reserve goalie Wayne Shaw quits after pie controversyA betting row erupted as a result of the incident and manager Paul Doswell confirmed Shaw's departure this afternoon.Shaw was shown on television tucking into the snack towards the end of the 2-0 loss before admitting after the game he was aware that a bookmaker was offering odds on him to do so."Wayne has offered his resignation to the chairman th…

There are a few notable absentees from United's squad for their Europa League game

There are a few notable absentees from United's squad for their Europa League gameLuke Shaw has been left out of Manchester United's squad for the Europa League clash at St Etienne, raising more questions about the left-back's Old Trafford future.The 21-year-old has been overlooked for the squad heading to France for the last-32 second leg, with captain Wayne Rooney and Matteo Darmian also missing from the 20-man group despite t…

Owen Coyle parts company with Blackburn by 'mutual agreement'

Owen Coyle parts company with Blackburn by 'mutual agreement'Championship side Blackburn have announced they have parted company with their manager Owen Coyle "by mutual agreement".Two days after nearly securing an FA Cup replay against Manchester United, Rovers and Coyle have gone their separate ways with the club admitting they fear for their Championship status as they are second bottom with only 15 games…