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Southampton 2-2 Derby County: Championship side edge thriller on penalties

‘Wow!’ – Derby come from 2-0 down to level against Southampton Derby recovered from a two-goal deficit to edge past Southampton 5-3 on penalties in a thrilling FA Cup third-round replay at St Mary’s. Two goals in two minutes from Stuart Armstrong and Nathan Redmond had put the hosts on course for victory, after the visitors had earlier had a Craig Bryson goal disallowed by VAR. But Harry Wilson’s free-kick sparked a revival before Martyn Waghorn headed a late equaliser for Frank Lampard’s side. Redmond missed in the shootout for…

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Spygate: Football Focus pundits discuss Leeds spy at Derby County

Football Focus pundit Martin Keown says Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa has “broken the moral code” of the sport, after he admitted sending a member of staff to spy on opponents Derby County in training. READ MORE: Leeds United boss ‘reminded of club’s integrity and honesty’ WATCH MORE: ‘We believe we’re good enough to win league’ – Winks on Spurs title hopes Source link

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Leeds United 2-0 Derby County: Marcelo Bielsa’s side beat Frank Lampard’s Rams

Marcelo Bielsa (left) and Frank Lampard shook hands before and after the match at Elland Road Leeds United beat Derby County to move five points clear at the top of the Championship, after head coach Marcelo Bielsa took full responsibility for the pre-match ‘spygate’ saga. Bielsa admitted sending a member of his staff to watch Derby train on Thursday, a story that dominated the build-up to the game and one the Football Association is now investigating. The contest at Elland Road was predictably frantic and feisty, but Leeds dominated from…

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Multiple arrests target ‘county lines’ drugs trade

Image caption An arrest under way in Barrow Police say 22 people have been arrested and 10 charged, in raids tackling the supply of illegal drugs to Cumbria. The arrests, on Tuesday and Wednesday, took place in Barrow-in-Furness, Coventry and London. Some of those arrested are alleged to have been involved in sending drugs from London to Barrow, a process known as county lines. Police are increasingly targeting the town’s drug dealers, after a big spike in drug-related deaths in early 2018. Drugs leave 12 dead in a Cumbrian town…

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Newport County 2-1 Leicester in FA Cup third round

‘He can’t believe it’ – Marc Albrighton handball gifts Newport winner Newport County pulled off a huge shock in the FA Cup third round as they dumped 2016 Premier League champions Leicester City out at a raucous Rodney Parade thanks to Padraig Amond’s late penalty. Jamille Matt’s perfectly placed header after a pulsating run and cross from Robbie Willmott gave the Exiles the advantage against a side 74 places above them. Marc Albrighton hit the crossbar and Newport goalkeeper Joe Day produced a string of saves before Rachid Ghezzai smashed…

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EuroMillions: County Armagh couple ‘overwhelmed’ at £115m jackpot win

Image caption Frances and Patrick Connolly from County Armagh say they are overwhelmed after winning the £115m Lotto jackpot A couple from County Armagh have said they are overwhelmed at winning almost £115m in a EuroMillions draw. The couple, Frances and Patrick Connolly, who live in Moira, County Down, matched the winning numbers in the New Year’s Day draw. It is the fourth biggest UK EuroMillions win. The lucky pair’s identities were revealed at a press conference just outside Belfast on Friday. Speaking to the waiting press, Frances Connelly said…

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EuroMillions: County Armagh couple win £115m jackpot

Image copyright Getty Images A couple from County Armagh has won almost £115m in a EuroMillions draw, it has been confirmed. The pair’s identities will be revealed at a press conference just outside Belfast on Friday morning. The couple matched the winning numbers in the New Year’s Day draw. It is the fourth biggest UK EuroMillions win. The winning numbers were 01, 08, 11, 25, 28, with Lucky Stars 04 and 06. The biggest lottery prize in UK history is the £161m EuroMillions jackpot won by North Ayrshire couple Chris…

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Norwich City 3-4 Derby County: Frank Lampard experiences football first after Jack Marriott winner

Fikayo Tomori’s goal was his second of the season for Derby Manager Frank Lampard said he had never before been involved in a match like Derby County’s astonishing 4-3 win over Norwich City. Jack Marriott grabbed a dramatic late winner as the Rams recovered from 2-0 and then 3-2 down – with five minutes remaining – to edge a gripping game delayed for 20 minutes because of floodlight failure. “It had everything,” Lampard said. “I have certainly never gone back to the dressing room and then come back like that…

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Derby County 0-0 Nottingham Forest: Rams earn point in Frank Lampard’s first derby as boss

Nottingham Forest’s Joe Lolley went closest to a winner when his shot hit the bar Derby County boss Frank Lampard had to settle for a hard-fought draw in his first East Midlands derby, as Nottingham Forest moved to within a point of the Championship play-off spots after an enthralling game. In a tense and physical first half, Derby had a penalty appeal waved away after Tom Lawrence was chopped down by Tendayi Darikwa, while Tom Huddlestone sent a difficult close-range effort off target for the hosts. The Championship’s leading scorer…

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County Lines: Drug gangs destroying lives and communities

Drug gangs from large urban areas are using violence and intimidation to operate a practice called County Lines in smaller towns and rural areas. The gangs establish a phone number that they can use to advertise and sell drugs, primarily heroin and crack cocaine. Dorset Police has established a task-force to tackle the issue and BBC South has been following their operations, along with meeting some of the people whose lives have been destroyed by the drug gangs. According to the latest statistics from The National Crime Agency there are…

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