How Liverpool used Benfica to help them beat Spurs in Champions League final

To prepare for the 2019 Champions League final, Liverpool got help from Benfica. The Reds take on the Portuguese giants for a place in the semi-finals on Tuesday night, but three years ago they asked their B team for help by mimicking Tottenham’s tactics in a friendly. Getty Images – Getty Liverpool prepared for their […]

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Arsenal and Chelsea on Boxing Day then a feast of footy after that on talkSPORT

Boxing Day – there’s your most wonderful time of year. After gorging on pigs in blankets, let’s hope you’ve left room for a blockbuster day of festive Premier League football on talkSPORT. Getty United will not be involved in Boxing Day football for the first time in a decade Three games so far have been […]

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Inside the ‘dirty’ Arsenal vs Leeds rivalry: Winding up Keown and O’Leary’s revenge

It’s 1998 at Highbury. Arsenal are beating Leeds 3-1. But more importantly, a ferocious little teenager is about to reignite a rivalry which had been long forgotten. Alan Smith, like an actual Yorkshire terrier, yapped and scrapped his way underneath Arsenal’s skin in just 15 minutes from the bench, showing utter disregard for two icons […]

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Who has worst Xmas schedule? Spurs play six in 17 days as Man United get lucky

The Premier League is set for another hectic festive schedule this winter with elite clubs attempting to juggle playing every few days. The likes of Tottenham, Liverpool, Chelsea, West Ham and Leicester are all still fighting in four fronts both domestically and in Europe. Tottenham and Leicester are in for a tough Christmas but United […]

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Marcus Smith needs Manu Tuilagi and not Owen Farrell at 12 for new-look England

Marcus Smith’s inclusion in the England squad at the expense of George Ford may well herald a new and exciting generation of English rugby. The landscape admittedly looked positive, albeit bland, at the end of 2020 after a clean sweep of both the Six Nations and Autumn Nations Cup. Getty Smith looks set to start […]

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Paul Pogba says Manchester United ‘DESERVED’ to lose to Leicester and calls for change

Paul Pogba admitted Manchester United deserved to lose against Leicester City on Saturday, adding that something has to change. The Foxes brought United’s record away run to a crashing end as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men collapsed during a chaotic end to a thrilling clash. AFP Pogba was ineffectual at the King Power Stadium Both sides […]

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Harry Kane insists England are in a ‘great position’ to qualify for Qatar 2022

Harry Kane admits England were disappointed to only leave Poland with a point after an injury time equaliser levelled the scores at 1-1 in Warsaw. Gareth Southgate’s side dropped points for the first time on the road to Qatar, but they remain in control of the group with four matches remaining. AFP Kane’s marvellous goal […]

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From pulling pints to a Euro final – Meet England’s heroes on the cusp of glory

It’s almost home, isn’t it? There’s still one game to go before England fans can decide whether to celebrate, cry or bunk off work – or all of the above – and, as a nation holds its breath, talkSPORT is looking at the 26 men who have given us something to cheer about. Getty England […]

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Grealish, Rashford and Sterling warned about England places before Croatia game

Darren Bent believes Jack Grealish, Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling are likely to be some of the biggest casualties when Gareth Southgate names his first England XI of Euro 2020. The Three Lions boss has the unenviable task of trying to name just 11 players to face Croatia at Wembley on June 13 for their […]

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Allardyce’s post-match interview hilariously interrupted by clanging noise

Warning: Do not interrupt Sam Allardyce when he’s doing a post-match interview! The West Brom boss had a face like thunder as his chat with the club’s media team was suddenly halted by a mysterious clanging noise in the background. west brom Imagine being the person who made Allardyce react like this! It’s not clear […]

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