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Celtic 2-1 RB Leipzig: Edouard strike earns victory and keeps Europa League knockout hopes alive

Odsonne Edouard tapped in Celtic’s winner just a minute after Leipzig had equalised Celtic scored 14 seconds after conceding to secure a dramatic victory over RB Leipzig to keep their Europa League dreams on track. Leipzig’s Jean-Kevin Augustin equalised with a header on 78 minutes but straight from the restart Odsonne Edouard struck to give Brendan Rodgers’ men the win. Knowing defeat could have eliminated them with two games to go, Kieran Tierney had put the hosts ahead early on. Celtic sit third in Group B, level with Leipzig, but…

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Newcastle 1-0 Watford: Perez earns Magpies first win of season

Ayoze Perez’s second-half header earned Newcastle their first win of the campaign Newcastle claimed their first win of the season as Ayoze Perez’s second-half goal handed them victory against a profligate Watford side at St James’ Park. Perez headed Ki Sung-yueng’s in-swinging free-kick past Ben Foster to end the Magpies’ winless run and lift them out of the relegation zone. The visitors – aiming to register their fifth straight Premier League win over the Magpies – went closest to scoring in the first half, with Adrian Mariappa and Gerard Deulofeu…

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Huddersfield Town 0-1 Liverpool: Mohamed Salah’s strike earns narrow win

Salah had failed to score in his previous four matches for Liverpool Mohamed Salah ended his worst scoring run in a Liverpool shirt to decide a hard-fought victory at Huddersfield that helped his side keep up with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League. Salah’s 50th goal in English football came courtesy of a smart low finish, as he put away Xherdan Shaqiri’s through ball in the 24th minute to dampen a mood matching Huddersfield’s bright start. The Egypt forward was visibly buoyed, having failed to score in…

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England number eight crisis: ‘This is where Eddie Jones earns his money’

Between them Nathan Hughes, Billy Vunipola and Sam Simmonds have filled the number eight position in all 22 Tests for England in the past two years England are reluctantly getting used to life without Billy Vunipola. The Saracens number eight has started only three Tests since 2016 and won’t add to that tally this year after being ruled out of the autumn internationals with a broken arm. However, with South Africa, New Zealand, Japan and Australia visiting Twickenham on consecutive weekends, coach Eddie Jones has a new problem. Wasps’ Nathan…

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Celtic into semis after Leigh Griffiths goal earns 1-0 win over St Johnstone

Leigh Griffiths’ goal was his third in six days Holders Celtic edged into the semi-finals of the Scottish League Cup as Leigh Griffiths’ 83rd-minute goal earned a nervy win over St Johnstone. Brendan Rodgers’ side are enduring their worst start to a term since 1998 and toiled for chunks of this match. However, Griffiths was their saviour for the second time in six days when he turned in from six yards. Celtic face Hearts in the last four as Rodgers aims for his seventh trophy in seven attempts since taking…

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Kilmarnock 2-1 Celtic: Findlay header earns Killie dramatic win over champions

Stuart Findlay headed home Kilmarnock’s winner in stoppage time Stuart Findlay’s stoppage-time header earned Kilmarnock a dramatic comeback win over Premiership champions Celtic. Leigh Griffiths pounced on a miscued Greg Taylor clearance that struck the bar to give Brendan Rodgers’ side the lead at half-time. But Chris Burke levelled with a brilliant long-range howitzer. And as an abrasive contest looked set to finish all square, Findlay rose to meet Burke’s corner, planting his header into the bottom corner. The defeat leaves Rodgers’ team with only 10 points from their opening…

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Manchester United 1-1 Wolves: Joao Moutinho earns visitors draw at Old Trafford

Joao Moutinho’s goal was his first for Wolves Joao Moutinho’s superb strike earned Wolves a draw at Manchester United as the newly promoted visitors continued their strong start to life in the Premier League. The Portugal midfielder whipped in from the edge of the area as Nuno Espirito Santo’s side matched their hosts at Old Trafford. Wolves were lively in the first half and unlucky to go behind as Fred netted his first goal for United – the Brazilian firing in from just inside the box after Paul Pogba’s excellent…

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Kopech earns first MLB victory as White Sox top Tigers, 7-2

Michael Kopech collected his first major league victory in his second career start and Daniel Palka homered, leading the Chicago White Sox to a 7-2 road win over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. Aug 26, 2018; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Michael Kopech (34) pitches the ball during the third inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports Kopech, 22, lasted six innings and gave up one run on seven hits. He walked none and struck out four. He pitched two…

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PGA Championship showing all but earns Woods Ryder Cup berth

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) – Nobody moved in or out of the top eight on the American Ryder Cup standings after the PGA Championship but Tiger Woods removed any question about whether he would be worthy of a captain’s pick. Aug 12, 2018; Saint Louis, MO, USA; Tiger Woods hits his tee shot on the 17th hole during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club. Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports There was some shuffling in the American deck at the final event before automatic qualification for…

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Southampton 0-0 Burnley: Alex McCarthy earns point for Southampton

Alex McCarthy retained his position in goal after starting in Southampton’s last Premier League game against Manchester City in May An inspired performance from goalkeeper Alex McCarthy helped Southampton earn a point against Burnley at St Mary’s. Burnley controlled the tempo early on in the game, despite only returning from Europa League action on Friday. McCarthy denied Aaron Lennon early on before keeping out Jeff Hendrick’s low first-half header. But the hosts came back into the game when new signings Danny Ings and Mohamed Elyounoussi were introduced to the action.…

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