Rob Smyth

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Scotland seal shock six-run victory over England: ODI – as it happened

Scotland smash record 371 for 5 (MacLeod 140*)Mark Wood the final England wicket to fall 6.56pm BST The top team in the world have lost to the team ranked 13th. And we’ve seen 737 runs in a day. Jonny Bairstow played a scintillating knock, but, to be u…

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Where has it all gone wrong for England and how can they fix it? | Rob Smyth

A thumping defeat at Lord’s by Pakistan in mid-May has set alarm bells ringing and raised concerns about the methodologyNever mind The Hundred; English cricket is in dire need of any old hundred. The inability of England’s Test team to convert fifties …

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Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1 to win Champions League final 2018 – as it happened

Real won their third consecutive Champions League on an emotional night that will be remembered for Mo Salah’s heartbreak, Gareth Bale’s amazing goal and two hideous mistakes by Loris KariusRead Daniel Taylor’s match reportSid Lowe: Bale soars but hint…

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Liverpool 4-0 Brighton: Premier League – as it happened

Mo Salah scored his 32nd Premier League goal of the season, breaking the record for a 38-game season, as Liverpool secured a top-four finish with an easy win at Anfield 5.22pm BST That’s it for today’s live blog, and for the Premier League season. Than…

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Nessun Dorma podcast: from Eric Cantona to Glenn Hoddle and Kenny G

The pod discuss the greatest player of all time, musical failures, televised football and Manchester United’s first title for 26 yearsModern life is a great advert for nostalgia. That’s why we started Nessun Dorma, a semi-regular podcast about football…

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West Brom 1-0 Spurs, Bournemouth 1-0 Swansea, Barnet down and more – as it happened

Jake Livermore’s injury-time winner gave West Brom a stay of execution, while Barnet were relegated to the National League despite beating Chesterfield 5.20pm BST That’s about it for today’s Clockwatch. We’ll have more match reports on the website shor…

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Manchester United 2-1 Arsenal: Premier League – as it happened

Arsene Wenger’s final trip to Old Trafford as Arsenal manager ended in defeat after Marouane Fellaini’s injury-time header gave United the pointsRead Daniel Taylor’s match reportWenger praises ‘classy’ gesture from Manchester UnitedOld foe’s presence a…

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Chelsea 2-0 Southampton: FA Cup semi-final – as it happened

An extraordinary slalom from Olivier Giroud and a header from the substitute Alvaro Morata put Chelsea into another FA Cup final 5.25pm BST Dominic Fifield’s match report has landed, so I shall leave you with that. Thanks for your company today, bye! R…

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Manchester United 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur: FA Cup semi-final – as it happened

Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera scored as United came from behind to deservedly win an excellent semi-final at Wembley 7.27pm BST Here’s Simon Burnton’s report from Wembley, which is my cue to drift off into the night. Thanks for your company and emai…

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West Brom 2-2 Liverpool: Premier League – as it happened

Danny Ings scored his first goal since 2015, but Liverpool were pegged back by two late goals at the Hawthorns Match report 2.49pm BST That’s about it for our new MBM afterparty. One last bit of business: Macclesfield Town have been promoted back to th…

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Manchester United v West Brom: Premier League – live!

Jay Rodriguez’s goal gave West Brom a shock victory in a dreadful game at Old Trafford – and clinched a fifth league title for Manchester City 6.12pm BST 6.08pm BST Related: West Brom stun Manchester United to hand Manchester City the title 5.53pm B…

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Wolves 2-0 Birmingham City: Championship – as it happened

Promoted Wolves eased to victory through classy goals from Diogo Jota and Benik Afobe 2.39pm BST Related: Diogo Jota strike sets promoted Wolves on the way to win over Birmingham 1.52pm BST Peep peep! That was a fairly comfortable win for Wolves, who…

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Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth: Premier League – as it happened

Mo Salah scored his 40th goal of the season as Liverpool completed a perfect week with a crushing win over Bournemouth 7.43pm BST Meanwhile, in the Championship … Related: Wolves promoted to Premier League after Fulham are held by Brentford 7.42pm BST…

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Liverpool v Bournemouth: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from the game at AnfieldKlopp will delve into archive to learn Liverpool’s Roman historyAnd feel free to email your thoughts to Rob 6.51pm BST 65 min It’s still 1-0. How is it still 1-0? 6.49pm BST 62 min Liverpool break four on …

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Southampton 2-3 Chelsea: Premier League – as it happened

The substitute Olivier Giroud inspired a crazy comeback from Chelsea, who were outplayed until they scored three goals in nine minutes to shatter Southampton 2.24pm BST As my colleague Daniel Harris would say: Hell, bloody football. That is a savage bl…

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Bayern Munich 0-0 Sevilla (agg: 2-1): Champions League quarter-final – as it happened

Bayern eased into another semi-final with a muted goalless draw against Sevilla, who had Joaquin Correa sent off in injury time 10.58pm BST Related: Bayern Munich reach semi-finals after goalless draw with 10-man Sevilla 9.50pm BST That’s it. Bayern …

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