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Fulham 1-2 Liverpool: James Milner’s penalty sends Reds top after scare

James Milner spares Liverpool’s blushes against 19th-placed Fulham Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League but needed James Milner’s late penalty to avoid dropping points at Fulham. Leading through Sadio Mane’s 11th goal in as many games in all competitions, the visitors failed to put a limited Fulham side away, allowing the hosts back into the game. A dire defensive mix-up between defender Virgil van Dijk and goalkeeper Alisson gifted Ryan Babel an equaliser against his former club on 74 minutes. But Fulham keeper Sergio Rico then made…

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Dundee United 1-2 Inverness CT: Doran header sends Highlanders to Hampden

Joe Chalmers had given Inverness the lead with a stunning opener Aaron Doran’s stoppage-time header sent Inverness Caley Thistle into the Scottish Cup semi-final at the expense of Dundee United. A contentious penalty converted by Nicky Clark looked to have earned United a replay despite the hosts toiling for long spells. Joe Chalmers had given the visitors the lead with a stunning opener and also hit another shot off the crossbar. But, with seconds left on the clock, Doran nodded in from close range. The Highlanders had always looked the…

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Real Madrid 0-1 Barcelona: Rakitic sends Barca 10 points clear in La Liga

Ivan Rakitic scored his first La Liga goal since 20 October Barcelona moved 10 points clear at the top of La Liga after a second El Clasico win in four days, Ivan Rakitic’s goal all but ending Real Madrid’s faint title hopes. Rakitic kept his composure to beat Thibaut Courtois after a one-two with Sergi Roberto split Real’s defence. Karim Benzema and Raphael Varane were denied towards the end but Real rarely looked like equalising at the Bernabeu. They are third in the table, 12 points behind Barcelona with 12…

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Bournemouth 0-1 Manchester City: Riyad Mahrez sends City back to top of table

Riyad Mahrez opened the scoring for Manchester City with his 11th goal of the season Riyad Mahrez scored the only goal as Manchester City overcame injuries to Kevin de Bruyne and John Stones to edge past Bournemouth and go two points clear at the top of the Premier League. The champions lost De Bryune and Stones either side of the break before Mahrez – on for Belgian De Bruyne – fired City in front at the start of the second half. Sergio Aguero hit the bar from long range before…

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Leeds United 4-0 West Bromwich Albion: Patrick Bamford double sends hosts top

Pablo Hernandez’s first-minute goal was his first for Leeds since 1 December Pablo Hernandez scored after just 16 seconds as Leeds put in a relentless display to beat promotion rivals West Bromwich Albion and go top of the Championship. From the away side’s kick-off, Leeds won possession and fed the Spaniard, who was given time to pick his spot in the top corner from almost 25 yards. The hosts doubled their lead when Patrick Bamford showed composure to slot past Sam Johnstone after a through ball from former Albion forward…

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Theresa May sends support to Miss Drag UK finalist

Image copyright Ben Tye Image caption Ben Tye, aka Amber Dextris, will compete in the final of the event on 10 March A finalist in the first Miss Drag UK pageant has spoken of his shock at receiving an endorsement from none other than Theresa May. The prime minister appears to have taken time out of her Brexit-dominated schedule to tweet – and send a signed letter of support – to Ben Tye. Mr Tye, 22, from Dovercourt in Essex, will compete in the final of the event on 10…

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson sends message to girl with Down’s Syndrome

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dwayne Johnson sent a message to Rosie telling her to “stay strong” The father of a girl with Down’s Syndrome said it was “really cool” for actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to send her a message on Twitter. The Hollywood star, who voiced Maui in the film Moana, told Rosie to “stay strong” after her father wrote that the film was one of her favourites. Jason Kneen, from near Ludgershall, in Wiltshire, originally posted a photograph of his daughter smiling. He said it was…

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Pep Guardiola: Man City boss sends ‘best wishes’ to fan injured in Schalke

Schalke are based in Gelsenkirchen in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia Manager Pep Guardiola has sent his “thoughts and best wishes” to the Manchester City fan who was assaulted following the Champions League win over Schalke in Germany on Wednesday. The 32-year-old man is in a medically induced coma in hospital after suffering a serious head injury in a violent confrontation with two Schalke supporters inside the Veltins Arena. He had travelled with his parents and sister, who remain in Germany. Guardiola said the news was “tough”. “We knew…

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Oculus founder sends free repair kits for Rift headsets

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Luckey is offering free repair kits for Oculus Rift headsets Former Facebook employee and Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey is helping to repair VR headsets free of charge. Long-term users of Facebook’s Oculus headset have complained about audio loss in one or both earpieces. Despite leaving the company in 2017, Mr Luckey is offering to ship his custom repair kit to gamers who aren’t able to get their headsets replaced by Oculus. He says the kit is designed to make it easy for “the…

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India sends ‘lightest satellite’ to space

India has launched what it says is the world’s lightest satellite ever to be put into orbit. Weighing only 1.26kg (2.6lb), the Kalamsat-V2 was made by students belonging to a space education firm. It will help ham radio operators and “inspire schoolchildren to become the scientists and engineers of the future”, India’s space agency says. The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) launched the satellite from its Sriharikota space centre. Source link

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