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9 December 2023 0

Manchester City 2-1 Aston Villa: Lauren Hemp scores twice as City go second

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Lauren Hemp scores for Manchester CityLauren Hemp scored her sixth goal in nine games against Aston Villa

Lauren Hemp scored twice in four minutes to secure victory for Manchester City over Aston Villa in the Women's Super League at the Joie Stadium.

Danielle Turner had given the visitors an early lead, but Carla Ward's side struggled to contain City and relented in the second half.

The win lifted City up to second in the table,

9 December 2023 0

Leah Williamson: Can Arsenal and England defender play piano with the BBC Concert Orchestra?

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As she recovers from an ACL injury sustained in April, England captain and Arsenal defender Leah Williamson takes on a huge challenge - to learn to play the piano in just six weeks and perform her chosen song with the BBC Concert Orchestra at the iconic Maida Vale Studios.

READ MORE: Williamson's ACL recovery 'not the easiest journey'

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8 December 2023 0

Cristiano Ronaldo: Al-Nassr forward marks 1,200th career game with goal and assist

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Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring for Al-NassrCristiano Ronaldo has scored more than 850 career goals for club and country

Cristiano Ronaldo marked the 1,200th professional match of his career by scoring one goal and assisting another for Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr.

The 38-year-old tapped in Sadio Mane's cross and later set up team-mate Otavio in a 4-1 win over Al-Riyadh.

Ronaldo thanked all those who have helped him reach the landmark - but added that he

8 December 2023 0

Coventry City 2-0 Birmingham City: Callum O’Hare double wins Midlands derby for Sky Blues

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Callum O'Hare scored his first goal for Coventry City since April 2022 - also against Birmingham CityCallum O'Hare scored his first goal for Coventry City since April 2022 - also against Birmingham City

Callum O'Hare scored his first Coventry City goals in more than 19 months as the Sky Blues comfortably beat Wayne Rooney's Birmingham City at the CBS Arena.

The former Aston Villa midfielder cut in from the right to fire past John Ruddy on the half hour.

O'Hare then dribbled his way sideways across

8 December 2023 0

Jadon Sancho: Man Utd winger’s return to first team ‘up to him’ says boss Erik ten Hag

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Manchester United winger Jadon Sancho next to the club's crest at Old TraffordJadon Sancho joined Manchester United from Borussia Dortmund in July 2021

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag said the onus is on Jadon Sancho to do what is required to facilitate his return to the club's first-team squad.

Sancho, 23, has been training away from the first team after claims he was made a "scapegoat" following his omission for September's defeat at Arsenal.

Ten Hag said at the time he

8 December 2023 0

O’Hare’s double prolongs Birmingham’s struggles under Rooney

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Callum O'Hare scored his first goals since April 2022 as Coventry comfortably beat Birmingham 2-0 at the Coventry Building Society Arena on Friday night.

On his second start of the season, the 25-year-old - who was sidelined for 10 months until October by a serious knee injury - rifled in his first after half an hour and shuffled across the box to smash in a second to add the gloss …

8 December 2023 0

Joey Barton: Emma Hayes says women are used to ‘systemic misogyny’ following comments

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Emma Hayes: Chelsea manager says women are used to 'systemic misogyny'

Chelsea manager Emma Hayes says women are "routinely used to dealing with systemic misogyny and bullying" in football.

It follows comments ex-footballer Joey Barton made on X criticising women working in the men's game.

Barton, 41, said women "should not be talking with any

8 December 2023 0

Premier League predictions: Chris Sutton v Vigil star Dougray Scott

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Sutton's Predictions

Aston Villa outplayed defending champions Manchester City on Wednesday, but can they match that intensity when they face leaders Arsenal this weekend?

BBC Sport football expert Chris Sutton noted: "Martin Keown said on Match of the Day that Villa's win over City was their best performance in years, and I

8 December 2023 0

VOTE: Championship, L1 & L2 Goal of the Month

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Voting for Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two Goals of the Month is open until Monday December 11 at 5pm.

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Watch the nominees for the Sky Bet Championship goal of the month award for November 2023

Sam Greenwood - MIDDLESBROUGH vs Leicester City - November 11

Greenwood was so far from goal that his task …

8 December 2023 0

Szmodics, Farke win November Championship awards

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Blackburn Rovers attacking midfielder Sammie Szmodics has been named the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month for November.

What a month for Szmodics with a new contract, the captain's armband and six goals in four games to add to his prodigious work-rate. The focal point of Blackburn's swift counter-attacking play with his breaks, his finishing continues to be sublime.

Blackburn manager Jon Dahl Tomasson said: "Sammie has a real …