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Scott Sinclair & Odsonne Edouard star as Celtic beat Aberdeen 4-3

Scott Sinclair took his season’s tally to nine Scott Sinclair scored a hat-trick as Celtic ensured they will be top of the Scottish Premiership going into Saturday’s meeting with Rangers. Sinclair twice put Brendan Rodgers’ side in front from close range. But Stevie May’s penalty in the first half and Sam Cosgrove’s spot-kick in the second for the Dons levelled. Substitute Odsonne Edouard delicately chipped Celtic’s third and the forward set up Sinclair’s third, before Lewis Ferguson’s late consolation. Rodgers’ men will remain at the league’s summit regardless of the…

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Yellow vest protests: France’s Édouard Philippe seeks ‘unity’ after unrest

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Many more people were detained on 8 December than during the previous weekends French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe has vowed to “restore national unity” after violence broke out during a fourth consecutive weekend of protests. Police used tear gas and rubber bullets on Saturday – the latest day of “yellow vest” demonstrations against fuel tax rises and high living costs. Almost 1,000 people were taken into custody but the violence was not on the same level as a week earlier. Discussions with peaceful protesters “must…

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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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Celtic 3-1 Livingston: Rogic, Edouard & Ntcham score for champions

Tom Rogic scored eight times for Celtic last term Celtic began their Scottish Premiership title defence with a comfortable win over promoted Livingston. The champions eased ahead after eight minutes through Tom Rogic’s looping header from a Jonny Hayes cross. Odsonne Edouard turned in Olivier Ntcham’s scuffed shot after 26 minutes, and Ntcham added a penalty five minutes after the break. With the final touch of the ball, Scott Robinson scored a consolation for Livingston after slack defending. That goal was not enough to prevent player-manager Kenny Miller suffering defeat…

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