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    Wolves beat City on penalties to win Asia Trophy

    Rui Patricio saved three penalties as Wolverhampton Wanderers defeated Premier League champions Manchester City to claim the Premier League Asia Trophy 3-2 in a penalty shootout in Shanghai on Saturday. The Portuguese goalkeeper kept out spot kicks from Ilkay Gundogan, David Silva and Lukas Nmecha as Nuno Espirto Santo's Wolves side won the four-team pre-season tournament, which also featured...

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    VAR will cause 'controversy' admits Premier League chief

    Premier League interim chief executive Richard Masters admits VAR is certain to cause "controversy" when the technology makes its English top-flight debut in the forthcoming season. The video referee system will be used for the first time in the Premier League after its introduction was delayed for a year to allow time to develop the system. VAR has been used in England in the FA...

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    Manchester City lose to Wolves on penalties in Premier League Asia Trophy final

    London, July 20:Manchester City failed to collect their first trophy of the 2019-20 season after losing the Premier League Asia Trophy final to Wolves on penalties. Following a goalless draw in Shanghai on Saturday, Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio saved three penalties to seal a 3-2 shoot-out victory for Nuno Espirito Santo's side. Pep Guardiola's men...

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    Manchester United 1-0 Inter: Greenwood hits winner for impressive Red Devils

    Singapore, July 20: Mason Greenwood's second pre-season goal gave Manchester United a richly deserved 1-0 win over Inter in the International Champions Cup in Singapore. On as a second-half substitute, teenager Greenwood demonstrated composure beyond his years when he rifled home the only goal in the 76th minute. His fine finish consigned Antonio Conte to defeat in...

    • 60 min ago
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    Jurgen Klopp takes positives from Liverpool's pre-season loss to Dortmund

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he was encouraged by the performance of the European champions on Saturday despite their defeat by his former side Borussia Dortmund who are further ahead in pre-season preparations. Goals from Harry Wilson and Rhian Brewster were cancelled out by Dortmund's Paco Alcacer, Thomas Delaney and Jacob Bruun Larsen as Liverpool were...

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    Neymar not in PSG squad for Nurnberg friendly

    Paris, July 20: Neymar has not been named in Paris Saint-Germain's squad to face Nurnberg in a friendly in Germany on Saturday. In a statement published to the club's website, PSG listed "training" as the reason for the star's absence from the 23-man group. Brazil forward Neymar commenced pre-season work with the Ligue 1 champions earlier this week amid intense transfer...

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    I like him very much - Sarri talks up Pogba

    London, July 20: Maurizio Sarri has hinted he would like Paul Pogba to leave Manchester United and join Juventus. Pogba's agent Mino Raiola has confirmed the midfielder wants to leave Old Trafford, three years after he returned for a second spell. The France midfielder was nevertheless named in United's starting line-up for Saturday's International Champions Cup clash with Inter. But...

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    Rumour Has It: PSG make Dybala approach amid Neymar uncertainty

    Paris, July 20: The Neymar saga has dominated the narrative at Paris Saint-Germain in recent days, with his future yet to be settled. But the Ligue 1 champions still have moves to make themselves in the remaining weeks of the transfer market. And PSG might back themselves to tempt an out-of-favour Juventus star to make the switch to France. TOP STORY - PSG MAKE APPROACH FOR DYBALA ...

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    Newcastle beat West Ham to give Steve Bruce winning start

    Steve Bruce watched from the stands as his Newcastle United side beat West Ham United 1-0 on Saturday to get his reign off to a winning start in Shanghai. The 58-year-old, whose appointment as head coach has gone down badly with already disillusioned Newcastle fans, was unable to be pitch-side because of Chinese visa restrictions. The former Sunderland boss is just three days into the job...

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    India U-19 lose to Oman U-19 in a preparation match ahead of AFC U-19 Championship Qualifiers

    Indian U-19 football team put in a good show to fight back from behind but ultimately succumbed to a narrow 2-1 defeat against Oman U-19 in a friendly in Turkey on Friday. The team has been playing a series of friendlies against nations and clubs to be in shape for the upcoming AFC Qualifiers.Oman dominated proceedings in the first half, managing to keep...

    • 2 hrs ago

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