English Premiership

PFA Player of the Year: Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante wins top award for 2016-17


N’Golo Kante has won the Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year award for 2016-17. The Chelsea midfielder, 26, beat Eden Hazard, Harry Kane, Romelu Lukaku, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Alexis Sanchez in the vote by his fellow players. Tottenham’s Dele Alli won the young player prize for the second successive year. Manchester City’s Lucy Bronze won the Women’s Player of ...

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Liverpool 1-2 Crystal Palace: Reds fall as Benteke haunts old club


Christian Benteke came back to haunt his former club as Crystal Palace beat Liverpool at Anfield to take a giant stride towards Premier League survival and dent their opponents’ top-four aspirations. Benteke scored in either half as Sam Allardyce’s Eagles mounted a brilliant fightback after Liverpool took the lead through Philippe Coutinho’s fine free-kick. Liverpool sold Benteke to Palace last ...

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Burnley 0-2 Man Utd: Red Devils down Clarets at Turf Moor


Manchester United coasted to a 2-0 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor in the Premier League to improve their chances of making the top four. The win, courtesy of goals from Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney, sees the Red Devils move to within one point of fourth placed Man City, ahead of a crunch derby clash on Thursday. It wasn’t ...

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Premier League round-up: Bournemouth imperious, West Ham, Everton draw


Bournemouth 4-0 Middlesbrough: Bournemouth climbed further away from trouble, but forced Middlesbrough further down into the mire after the Cherries ran riot with a 4-0 victory at the Vitality Stadium. Eleven points separated the teams ahead of this weekend’s clash, and the gulf in quality was stark – Boro having the air of a team with absolutely zero hope towards ...

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Former England defender Ugo Ehiogu dies

Ugo Ehiogu was capped four times by England (Image credit: Getty Images)

Former England and Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu has died at the age of 44 after suffering a cardiac arrest at Tottenham’s training centre on Thursday. A Spurs statement said Ehiogu died in hospital in the early hours of Friday. Ehiogu, who was Spurs’ Under-23s coach, was capped four times by England. “Words cannot express the shock and sadness that ...

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Chelsea and Tottenham stars dominate PFA Premier League Team of the Year


Chelsea and Tottenham’s battle for the Premier League has seen their players dominate this season’s PFA Premier League Team of the Year. The London clubs each boast four players in the all-star side. Blues midfielder N’Golo Kante and winger Eden Hazard, both nominated for the PFA Player of the Year award, are included along with defensive duo Gary Cahill and ...

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Anthony Martial: Jose Mourinho urges Man Utd forward to deliver

Anthony Martial (right) has not scored for United since a 2-0 win over Watford in February (Image credit: Getty Images)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has urged striker Anthony Martial to “give me things that I like” if he wants to feature in the first team. The 21-year-old, who joined United for £36m in 2015, has started 12 Premier League games this season. And the France forward was left out of the match-day squad for last Sunday’s 2-0 win over ...

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Brighton and Hove Albion PROMOTED! Seagulls’ rise to Premier League confirmed as Huddersfield draw with Derby


Brighton and Hove Albion have today won promotion from the Championship to the Premier League. The Seagulls beat Wigan 2-1 in the afternoon, and, with Huddersfield failing to defeat Derby in the late kick-off, Chris Hughton’s side have had their place in the top flight for 2017/18 confirmed. The south coast club are 14 points clear of the Terriers, with ...

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