Ed Aarons

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Dec 23

Harry Maguire stuns Manchester United as Leicester snatch draw at the death

It was all looking so promising for José Mourinho. Having seen his Manchester United side come back from conceding the opening goal to lead 2-1 through two strikes from Juan Mata, a last-minute lapse of concentration in defence allowed Harry Maguire to…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/dec/23/leicester-manchetser-united-match-report

Dec 19

Ben Duckett omitted from England Lions squad to tour West Indies

• Northamptonshire opener will not go on Caribbean trip next February• ECB confirms omission is further punishment for Perth drinking incidentBen Duckett has paid a heavy price for his off-field indiscretions in Australia by being left out of the Engla…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/dec/19/ben-duckett-omitted-england-lions-squad-west-indies

Dec 11

Arsenal fan Ronald Mukiibi looks forward to confronting Arsène Wenger

• Ostersund defender wants ‘a few words’ with Gunners manager• Arsenal’s Swedish opponents have enjoyed meteoric riseIt is a measure of how far Ostersund have come that the Swedish side who will face Arsenal in the last 32 of the Europa League were for…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/dec/11/arsenal-fan-ronald-mukiibi-confronting-arsene-wenger

Nov 27

Érik Lamela expected to be named in Tottenham squad to face Leicester

• Forward likely to return after more than a year out with hip injuries• Mauricio Pochettino hopes Argentinian’s energy will add fresh impetusMauricio Pochettino believes that the return of Érik Lamela’s “energy” can provide impetus to Tottenham Hotspu…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/nov/27/erik-lamela-tottenham-leicester

Nov 19

David Moyes pleads for unity at West Ham as fans turn on club hierarchy

• Chants of ‘sack the board’ heard as Moyes’ loses first game in charge to Watford• Manager hits out at ‘players with big reputations’David Moyes has appealed for unity among West Ham United supporters after watching his new team slump to a 2-0 defeat …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/nov/19/west-ham-watford-david-moyes-plea-unity-fans-anger

Nov 02

‘Sound all the alarms’: Spanish press says Real Madrid in crisis after Spurs defeat

• Zinedine Zidane under pressure after Champions League loss• Marcelo and Toni Kroos among players singled out for criticisedIf Zinedine Zidane was in any doubt that Real Madrid are in crisis after the Champions League group stage defeat to Tottenham a…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/nov/02/real-madrid-sound-alarms-spurs-defeat

Apr 13

Premier League must improve security after Dortmund attack, warns safety firm

• Elite Security Professionals provides security for players and managers
• Most clubs are ‘making plans after the events’, says director

The director of a leading security firm has warned a Premier League player could be the victim of a terrorist attack if clubs do not take the issue of safety more seriously in the wake of the bomb attack on Borussia Dortmund’s team bus.

Jesse Learoyd-Hill, who established Elite Security Professionals in 2014 and provides security for individual players and managers, wrote to almost every Premier League club at the start of last year to urging them to allow his company to conduct audits of their existing plans to ensure they were prepared in case of a terrorist incident, but received only one reply. He believes that is an example of the issue being largely ignored and has insisted clubs must reconsider their positions before it is too late.

Related: Borussia Dortmund’s ‘yellow wall’ stands tall in face of attack on team

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/apr/13/premier-league-terrorist-attack-dortmund-security

Nov 27

Nasser Hussain calls for increased safety after Phillip Hughes’ death

• Former England captain wants improved helmets
• ‘This will send shock waves through every cricketer’
• Mike Selvey: a dangerous kind of complacency
• Phillip Hughes dies two days after being hit by ball
• Australia captain Michael Clarke leads emotional tributes

The former England captain Nasser Hussain has called for cricket helmet manufacturers to consider new methods of protecting players after the death of the Australia batsman Phillip Hughes.

Hughes, who was 25, died on Thursday, two days after being struck by a bouncer while batting for South Australia against New South Wales at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/nov/27/phillip-hughes-death-safety-nasser-hussain