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Ballon d’Or: Riyad Mahrez, Paul Pogba, Jamie Vardy and Hugo Lloris on shortlist


Riyad Mahrez, Jamie Vardy, Paul Pogba, Dimitri Payet and Hugo Lloris have been named on the 30-man shortlist for the 2016 Ballon d’Or. France Football have announced all the players in contention for the prize, awarded last year to Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, who is again among the nominees along with Neymar, Luis Suarez, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo. Also representing the Premier League ...

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Payet stunner gives hosts France opening win


France open with 2-1 win thanks to brilliant late strike from Dimitri Payet Olivier Giroud puts hosts in front but Bogdan Stancu draws Romania level Dimitri Payet’s splendid 89th-minute goal earned hosts France a 2-1 Group A victory against Romania in the opening game of UEFA EURO 2016. Though France were arguably superior for much of the tournament curtain-raiser – Antoine ...

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Premier League round-up: West Ham stage second-half comeback, Manchester City hammer Aston Villa, vital wins for Bournemouth and Swansea


West Ham staged a stunning second-half comeback to beat ten-man Everton 3-2 at Goodison Park. Seventeen-year-old Reece Oxford, who started the season so well under Slaven Bilic, was handed his first Premier League start since August, following a number of injuries to United’s back four. The home side were ahead after 13 minutes as Romelu Lukaku’s low shot across goal beat ...

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Dimitri Payet signs new deal at West Ham


Dimitri Payet has signed a new long-term deal at West Ham, the Barclays Premier League club have announced. The 28-year-old French attacker was only seven months into a five-year deal having joined from Marseille for £10.75million in the summer, but had been a reported £38m target for an unnamed Chinese club. Such has been Payet’s impact for the Irons, the east ...

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West Ham 2-0 Newcastle: Payet at the double for Hammers

At the double: Dmitri Payet

Dimitri Payet continued his brilliant start to Premier League life with a match-winning double as West Ham easily saw off Newcastle at Upton Park. The £12m signing from Marseille scored in either half, the first an emphatic strike inside the opening ten minutes, to inspire the Hammers to their first home win of the season. The French midfielder doubled his ...

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