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Dec 07

Ademola Lookman strikes twice as Everton end dismal campaign on a high

Ademola Lookman’s brace ensured a youthful Everton side did not miss Sam Allardyce’s presence in Cyprus as they finished their woeful Europa League campaign with a victory.A pre-arranged medical appointment meant Allardyce was not in Nicosia to witness…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/dec/07/apollon-limassol-everton-europa-league-match-report

Dec 06

Roundup: Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo scores in every group game

• Real Madrid forward makes history with latest goal in competition• Napoli’s slim hopes of reaching knockout stage ended at FeyenoordCristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score in every Champions League group stage match as Real Madrid beat Bor…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/dec/06/champions-league-round-up-cristiano-ronaldo

Dec 04

Manchester United’s Paul Pogba to face CSKA Moscow but miss the derby

• Red card against Arsenal on Saturday means Frenchman misses City game• Zlatan Ibrahimovic is being given every chance to be fit for the derbyPaul Pogba will start against CSKA Moscow on Tuesday after Manchester United decided not to appeal against hi…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/dec/04/paul-pogba-to-face-cska-moscow-but-miss-derby

Dec 04

Hillsborough police officer granted funds to fight potential manslaughter charges

Judge rules that David Duckenfield qualifies for assistance to contest attempts to lift stay on his prosecution granted at 2000 court caseThe former senior police officer who was the match commander at the Hillsborough disaster is to get funding to fig…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/dec/04/hillsborough-police-officer-david-duckenfield-granted-funds-potential-manslaughter-charges

Dec 04

Crystal Palace to protect transfer budget despite £100m stadium plans

• Proposals include increasing capacity by 8,000 to 34,000• Steve Parish: ‘This is the club’s long-term future’The Crystal Palace chairman, Steve Parish, has said funds for next month’s transfer window are ring-fenced and will not be affected by the cl…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/dec/04/crystal-palace-selhurst-park-redevelopment-plans-increase-capacity

Dec 02

Leicester City’s Demarai Gray takes pains to sink Burnley

Talk of Burnley qualifying for Europe was dealt a sobering blow with defeat at improving Leicester, thanks to an early goal from Demarai Gray.It has mainly been those outside of Turf Moor who have contemplated the possibility of a first European campai…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/dec/02/leicester-city-burnley-premier-league-match-report

Dec 01

Pep Guardiola asked to explain pitch exchange with Nathan Redmond

• Manchester City manager has until 4 December to explain incident to FA• Southampton winger had insisted exchange was not ‘negative or offensive’Pep Guardiola has been asked by the Football Association to explain his version of events following his an…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/dec/01/pep-guardiola-asked-by-fa-to-explain-animated-conversation-with-nathan-redmon-manchester-city

Dec 01

Sadiq Khan to take control of London Stadium after critical review

• London mayor criticises Boris Johnson over West Ham conversion• ‘It reveals a bungled process with the previous mayor’s fingerprints all over it’The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is to take over control of the London Stadium, it has been announced.An …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/dec/01/sadiq-khan-west-ham-london-stadium

Nov 29

Crystal Palace gatecrashers a return to the ‘dark days’, say Sussex police

• Two stewards sent to hospital and Brighton stadium’s gates closed early • Six people arrested and genuine fans denied entry can apply for refundsDisorder caused by fans around Brighton’s match against Crystal Palace on Tuesday has been described as a…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/nov/29/crystal-palace-legal-action-bans-brighton-gatecrashers

Nov 24

Manchester United’s Michael Carrick ‘back in contention’ after heart procedure

• Midfielder underwent treatment for irregular heart rhythm after tests• Carrick ‘healthy and back training hard with the team’Michael Carrick has undergone a procedure to treat an irregular heart rhythm and hopes to make a swift return to action. Rela…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/nov/24/michael-carrick-manchester-united-heart-procedure