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David Beckham: New Salford City co-owner watches non-league match against Dover Athletic

Beckham walked around the pitch at the Peninsula Stadium before kick-off Fans of non-league Salford City were joined by former England captain David Beckham when he turned up to watch their home game against Dover Athletic. Saturday’s match was the first time he had attended one of the club’s games since becoming co-owner last month. Beckham took a 10% stake, joining former Manchester United team-mates Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Gary and Phil Neville as co-owners. With son Romeo, he saw Salford lose 3-1 to Dover in the…

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Paul Scholes: Oldham Athletic name ex-Man Utd midfielder as manager

Paul Scholes won 11 Premier League titles with Manchester United Paul Scholes has been named manager of League Two club Oldham Athletic. The former Manchester United and England midfielder, 44, has taken his first managerial role, signing a one-and-a-half-year contract with the club he supported as a boy. There were concerns his 10% stake in Salford City, the National League club he co-owns, would prevent him from taking charge of the Latics. But he was cleared to do so on Friday at an English Football League meeting. Salford could be…

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Paul Scholes: Oldham Athletic talk to ex-Manchester United star about manager vacancy

Paul Scholes won 11 Premier League titles with Manchester United Oldham Athletic are in talks with former Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes regarding their vacant manager role. The League Two Latics are looking to appoint a successor to Frankie Bunn, who was sacked on 27 December. Scholes, 44, has a lifelong affinity with the club and attended Saturday’s 2-1 defeat by Sol Campbell’s Macclesfield Town. Since retiring in 2013, he has not managed in the English Football League. Academy boss Pete Wild has been in caretaker charge at…

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Fulham 1-2 Oldham Athletic in FA Cup third round

FA Cup: Fulham 1-2 Oldham Athletic highlights League Two Oldham Athletic produced a stunning comeback to shock top-flight Fulham at Craven Cottage, leaving defeated boss Claudio Ranieri to say the players in his much-changed side proved why they are not first choice. Callum Lang headed an 88th-minute winner to send Oldham into the FA Cup fourth round, moments after Latics goalkeeper Daniel Iversen had saved a penalty from Fulham substitute Aleksandar Mitrovic. Sam Surridge started the comeback with 14 minutes to go as he levelled from the spot following Denis…

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Stoke City 0-3 Wigan Athletic

Will Grigg has scored three goals in his past two games for Wigan Athletic Stoke City’s winless run in the Championship continued as they were well beaten by newly promoted Wigan Athletic. Wigan took the lead when Will Grigg poked home from Gavin Massey’s low cross into the box, and they doubled their advantage when Massey finished from a tight angle. The hosts conceded a penalty when Joe Allen brought down Grigg, who fired past Jack Butland from the spot for his second. As the game drew to a close,…

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Kepa Arrizabalaga: Chelsea sign Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper in world record deal

Kepa made 53 La Liga appearances for Athletic Bilbao Chelsea have completed the signing of Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao for £71m – a world record for a goalkeeper. Kepa, 23, arrives at Stamford Bridge after a release clause in his contract was met, with the deal surpassing Alisson’s £66.8m move to Liverpool. He has signed a seven-year deal at the club and replaces Thibaut Courtois, who is set to join Real Madrid. Kepa is Spain’s number two behind Manchester United’s David de Gea. He has spent the past two…

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Kepa Arrizabalaga: Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper pays £71m release clause ahead of Chelsea move

Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has paid his release clause of £71m to La Liga, which allows him to leave the club ahead of a proposed transfer to Chelsea. The deal would be a world record for a goalkeeper, surpassing the fee, believed to be up to £66.8m, that Liverpool paid for Alisson in July. Spaniard Kepa, 23, is being brought in as a replacement for Thibaut Courtois. Courtois has not returned to training and is being linked with Real Madrid. In Spain a player must buy himself out of…

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Kepa Arrizabalaga: Chelsea in talks to sign Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper for £71m

Kepa Arrizabalaga has one international cap for Spain Chelsea are in advanced talks to sign Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao for a world record fee for a goalkeeper of £71m. The 23-year-old would be brought in as a replacement for unsettled Thibaut Courtois. The deal would surpass the fee, believed to be up to £66.8m, that Liverpool paid for Alisson in July. Belgium international Courtois, 26, has yet to return to training and is linked with a move to Real Madrid. Should the deal for Kepa go through, it would…

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