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Chris Kelleher

Student whose interests lie in sports ranging from Darts to MMA, with the likes of Golf, Boxing and Soccer in between. Closet wrestling fan and a lover of sports psychology and stiff jabs.

Mourinho Praises Pogba’s Penalty Courage

Jose Mourinho insisted he is happy for Paul Pogba to remain his penalty taker despite the midfielder missing from the spot for the second time this season in Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Everton. Pogba at least netted the rebound after a stunning save from Jordan Pickford appeared to have punished him for a bizarre, stuttering run-up that featured 26 …

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Suarez Hits Hat-Trick As Barcelona Decimate Madrid

Barcelona ran riot in the Clasico on Sunday as Luis Suarez scored the hat-trick that will surely spell the end of Julen Lopetegui’s spell as Real Madrid coach. Barcelona were 5-1 winners at the Camp Nou, dominant for all-but a 15-minute spell after half-time when the otherwise hapless Madrid briefly threatened a comeback. All the failures that have underlined their …

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Watch: Sky Studio In Shock As Souness Compliments Pogba

Graeme Souness’ loathing of Paul Pogba has been a running joke for some time. The Liverpool great-turned-pundit has savaged the United midfielders’ personality, hairstyle and all-round commitment, ever since he rejoined the club in 2016. The Frenchman has had a solid game against Everton so far, scoring a rebound from a penalty and setting up Anthony Martial’s superb second goal. …

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Celtic Break Hearts To Reach League Cup Final

Celtic stormed into a fifth straight domestic Cup final under manager Brendan Rodgers as three second-half goals beat Scottish Premiership leaders Hearts 3-0. Scott Sinclair’s penalty and two goals in six minutes from James Forrest and Ryan Christie set up a potential Old Firm final showdown with Steven Gerrard’s Rangers or Aberdeen, who meet in the other semi-final later on …

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Chelsea Go Second With Drubbing Of Struggling Burnley

Chelsea’s unbeaten season continued in earnest at Turf Moor on Sunday. The Blues could only draw with a spirited Manchester United in their last league outing, but a 4-0 win over Burnley today put them second in the Premier League table, pending Manchester City’s clash against Spurs tomorrow. Alvaro Morata has come in for some stinging criticism, with Olivier Giroud …

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Icardi Scores Injury Time Winner In Milan Derby

Captain Mauro Icardi struck a dramatic injury-time winner as Inter Milan stunned AC Milan 1-0 in the derby at the San Siro to retake third place in Serie A on Sunday. The Argentinian pounced on a mistake by goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma to nod home in the second minute of added time after an otherwise forgettable match, leaving Gennaro Gattuso’s Milan …

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Lopetegui The Fall-Guy For Wider Malaise At Madrid

Amid the sprawl of headlines calling for Julen Lopetegui to be sacked by Real Madrid on Sunday, Diario AS ran an online poll: who is more guilty, the coach or the club president? Just over 80,000 replies were credited – almost 17,000 more than had attended the Santiago Bernabeu the day before – and 86 per cent of them answered …

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Dingle Advance To Kerry SFC Final At East Kerry’s Expense

Dingle are into the Kerry football championship final courtesy of a starring performance from Paul Geaney. The finalists got a late point to force this semi-final to a replay, but there was no such narrow margin on display in the replay. A penalty from Paul Geaney gave Dingle an early lead that would not be relinquished during the course of …

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Everton Make Crystal Palace Pay For Penalty Miss

Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford saved a penalty before substitutes Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Cenk Tosun scored in the closing minutes as the Merseysiders won 2-0 at home to Crystal Palace on Sunday. Everton’s third successive win in the Premier League lifted them into eighth place, but defeat left Palace just two points above the early season bottom three. The Eagles, managed …

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Lowry Reduces Gap To Garcia, But Event Postponed To Monday

Despite the week-long storms in Spain, the Valderrama Masters is set for an intriguing finish. Delays each day, meaning that the first two rounds didn’t finish until yesterday and the 126-man field was still full, saw the event cut to 54 holes. Even with that, a Monday finish is necessary to complete the tournament. Home favourite and two-time event winner, …

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Joe Duffy’s Comeback Fight And Opponent Set To Be Announced

It’s been far too long since we’ve seen Joe Duffy in action –¬†almost a year, to be exact. November of last year saw ‘Irish’ Joe, who signed a new deal with the UFC after deliberating whether to become a free agent, face the difficult James Vick in the lightweight division. Despite a good first round, Duffy eventually succumbed to the …

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Messi To Miss Three Weeks After Fracturing Right Arm

Lionel Messi is expected to be out for three weeks after fracturing his right arm during Barcelona’s win over Sevilla on Saturday. Messi will now miss Barca’s Champions League game at home to Inter Milan on Wednesday, as well as the season’s first Clasico four days later against Real Madrid. A Barcelona club statement read: “Tests carried out on Leo …

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Henry Suffers Defeat In First Game As Monaco Manager

Thierry Henry suffered defeat in his first match as a head coach when his 10-man Monaco side slumped to a 2-1 loss at Strasbourg on Saturday to drop into the Ligue 1 relegation zone, while Paris Saint-Germain eased to a 10th straight victory to start their title defence. The principality club have failed to win in 11 games in all …

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Flawless Garcia Closes In On Valderrama Treble, Lowry Sixth

Home favourite Sergio Garcia fired a magnificent seven-under-par 64 to seize a four-shot lead heading into the third and final round of the weather-hit Valderrama Masters on Saturday. The tournament host had not hit a shot since Thursday after thunderstorms forced the event to be cut to 54 holes, but he carded the lowest score of the week to close …

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