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Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 Newcastle United: Willy Boly header denies Newcastle

Boly jumped with Dubravka to bundle the ball home in the 95th minute Willy Boly scored a dramatic late equaliser for Wolves to deny Newcastle a precious victory in their battle against relegation from the Premier League. Rafael Benitez’s Newcastle had appeared on course to move three points clear of the relegation zone courtesy of Isaac Hayden’s goal earlier in the second half. But as the game drifted beyond the minimum four minutes allocated for added time, Boly climbed above Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka to head in Adama Traore’s cross.…

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Aston Villa 3-3 Sheffield United: Andre Green header completes Villa comeback

Billy Sharp notched his 100th Sheffield United goal during his hat-trick against Aston Villa Billy Sharp hit a classic goal-poacher’s hat-trick but Sheffield United then blew their chance to go top of the Championship table when Aston Villa scored three late goals to rescue an astonishing point. The Blades were 3-0 up with just eight minutes of normal time left after Sharp’s three close-range strikes. But Tyrone Mings and Tammy Abrahams scored twice in four minutes before sub Andre Green headed an injury-time third. More to follow. Source link

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Rosenborg 0-1 Celtic: Scott Sinclair header helps side close in on knock-out stages

Scott Sinclair headed home his fifth goal of the season Celtic moved to within a point of reaching the Europa League knock-out stages with an efficient victory over Rosenborg in Trondheim. Scott Sinclair headed home the only goal from a sumptuous James Forrest cross three minutes before half-time. With RB Salzburg beating RB Leipzig to qualify as group winners, Celtic have their destiny in their own hands. They need a point against the Austrians in their final group game on 13 December to guarantee qualification. Leipzig – who finish at…

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Aberdeen 1-0 Rangers: Ferguson header sets up final with Celtic

Lewis Ferguson rose highest to give Aberdeen a crucial advantage Lewis Ferguson’s late header inflicted Rangers’ fifth consecutive semi-final defeat and booked Aberdeen a Scottish League Cup final date with Celtic. Ferguson, the nephew of former Rangers captain Barry, rose to meet Niall McGinn’s header with 11 minutes left. Rangers dominated for large spells at Hampden but their final ball and finishing let them down badly. Steven Gerrard’s side applied more pressure as time ran out but they could not find an equaliser. For all their chances, the Ibrox side…

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Kyle Lafferty: NI boss Michael O’Neill ‘disappointed’ as striker opts out of double header

Kyle Lafferty (right) has scored 20 goals in his 68 Northern Ireland appearances Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill says he is “disappointed” Kyle Lafferty has decided not to play in the Nations League games against Austria and Bosnia-Herzegovina. O’Neill said the Rangers striker, 31, contacted him on Sunday night to inform him of his surprise absence. The manager added Lafferty had “ruled himself out of the two games”. He said: “Our focus is the players who are with us. I’ll address the situation after the international period.” Northern Ireland face…

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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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Europa League: Celtic 1-0 Rosenborg – Griffiths header snatches win

Leigh Griffiths’ goal was his 101st for Celtic Leigh Griffiths headed in with three minutes remaining against Rosenborg to give a wasteful Celtic their first European group stage win in 11 games. Brendan Rodgers’ hosts were blunt for much of this Europa League contest, Odsonne Edouard, Tom Rogic and Mikey Johnston all spurning chances. But substitute Griffiths was deadly, racing into the box and nodding home. It was the Scottish champions’ first group triumph since beating Astra of Romania in 2014. And it was Celtic’s second win over Rosenborg this…

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Umtiti header sends streetwise France into World Cup final

ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) – Samuel Umtiti’s 51st-minute header sent France into the World Cup final with a ruthless 1-0 win over Belgium in an absorbing first semi-final on Tuesday. Soccer Football – World Cup – Semi Final – France v Belgium – Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia – July 10, 2018 France’s Samuel Umtiti scores their first goal past Belgium’s Thibaut Courtois REUTERS/Michael Dalder Didier Deschamps’ side will face England or Croatia in Moscow on Sunday as the French look to lift the trophy for the second time following…

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