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Liverpool 4-3 Crystal Palace: Mohamed Salah double as Reds edge thriller

Liverpool players celebrate Sadio Mane’s late goal Mohamed Salah scored twice – including his 50th Premier League goal – as Liverpool survived a scare by coming from behind to defeat a resolute Crystal Palace in a seven-goal thriller at Anfield. The Reds led 3-2 as the final whistle of a topsy-turvy match approached, but after James Milner was sent off in the 89th minute for two yellow-card offences, it was a nervy ending as the Premier League leaders desperately tried to hold on to their lead. The win was ultimately…

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Salesforce to double presence in Ireland with 1,500 new jobs

FILE PHOTO: The Salesforce logo is pictured on a building in San Francisco, California, U.S. October 12, 2016. REUTERS/Lily Jamali DUBLIN (Reuters) – Salesforce.Com will more than double its workforce in Ireland by adding 1,500 jobs, marking one of the largest single job announcements in the 70-year history of the state‚Äôs foreign investment agency. The San Francisco-based cloud software maker currently employs 1,400 people in Dublin, the European hub for a number of major technology firms, and will add the new jobs over the next five years as it moves…

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Tennis-Sharapova doles out dreaded double bagel to Dart

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Former champion Maria Sharapova gave hapless Harriet Dart a 6-0 6-0 shellacking to fly into the second round of the Australian Open on Monday and had no words of comfort to offer the British qualifier after leaving her in tears. Tennis – Australian Open – First Round – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia, January 14, 2019. Russia’s Maria Sharapova waves to spectators at her match against Britain’s Harriet Dart. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon In the opening match on Rod Laver Arena, the 30th seeded Russian was all over the…

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On Woodstock’s 50th anniversary, double the peace, love and music

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The 50th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival, one of the watersheds of the 1960s counterculture movement, will be celebrated in August with two competing events. FILE PHOTO: Janet Huey displays her original ticket at the site of the original Woodstock Music Festival in Bethel, New York, U.S. August 14, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Thayer Michael Lang, the co-producer of the 1969 Woodstock festival, announced on Wednesday that the official Woodstock Music and Arts Fair would take place from Aug 16-18 at a motor -racing venue in upstate…

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Villarreal 2-2 Real Madrid: Santi Cazorla double frustrates Solari’s men

Santi Cazorla scored his first La Liga goals for Villarreal since he returned to the club this season Santi Cazorla scored twice as Villarreal denied Real Madrid a chance to reduce the gap to La Liga leaders Barcelona to five points. The visitors, who had to contend with a pre-Christmas trip to the Club World Cup, looked lethargic from the start. Cazorla’s curler earned the hosts an early lead before Karim Benzema’s header made it 1-1 after seven minutes. Raphael Varane’s header put Real ahead, but Cazorla’s late header moved…

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Man Utd 4-1 Bournemouth: Paul Pogba double as hosts win third in a row under Solskjaer

Paul Pogba (left) has now been involved in six of Manchester United’s 11 goals under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (four goals, two assists) Manchester’s United’s transformed attack once again combined devastatingly to give caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer his third successive win with an impressive victory over Bournemouth. A first half of cavalier attacking football saw United score three times, with Paul Pogba netting his second double in successive games and Marcus Rashford grabbing the other. They are now only three points behind fifth-placed Arsenal, having trailed by eight following the…

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Leeds United 0-2 Hull City: Jarrod Bowen double helps Tigers beat Championship leaders

Jarrod Bowen has now scored 10 goals for Hull City this season Championship leaders Leeds United had their seven-game winning run ended after Jarrod Bowen scored both goals to give Hull City victory at Elland Road. Bowen, reportedly a January transfer target for Leeds, pounced on some poor defending in the box and showcased his finishing with the opener from close range. His second was another opportunistic goal, with the forward reacting quickest to put the rebound away after Will Keane was denied by Bailey Peacock-Farrell. Luke Ayling and Tyler…

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Plastic bag fee ‘to double to 10p’ and include every shop

Image copyright PA The 5p fee for plastic carrier bags in England will be doubled to 10p, and extended to all shops, under plans set out by the environment secretary. The change is contained in a government consultation aimed at further reducing the plastic used by consumers and could come into effect in January 2020. Smaller retailers, who are exempt from the current levy, supply an estimated 3.6 billion single-use bags annually. Schools in England are also being told to eliminate unnecessary plastic. Education Secretary Damian Hinds is urging school…

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St Johnstone 1-2 Rangers: Alfredo Morelos double takes Ibrox side into second

Alfredo Morelos’ second goal was his 19th of the season Alfredo Morelos’ late winner helped Rangers come from behind to beat St Johnstone and move within a point of Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic. The Colombian striker took his tally for the season to 19 with just two minutes to play, volleying in James Tavernier’s teasing delivery. Morelos’ downward header from a Glenn Middleton cross had cancelled out Matty Kennedy’s thunderous first-half opener. It earned Steven Gerrard’s side a fourth win in a row at McDiarmid Park. It was also the…

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Arsenal 3-1 Burnley: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang double sees Arsenal keep pressure on top four

Only Mo Salah, with 24, has more Premier League goals since Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s debut than Aubemayang (22). Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice as Arsenal hung on to move level with fourth-placed Chelsea and leave Burnley in the Premier League bottom three at Christmas. Mesut Ozil – making a first start in six league matches – produced a sublime defence-splitting pass to Sead Kolasinac for Arsenal’s opener, with the defender picking out Aubameyang for his 11th league goal of the season. Remarkably, after 18 top-flight games, Arsenal led at the interval for…

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