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Premier League: No Christmas Eve fixtures for English top flight

Leicester's game against Manchester United, at 19:45 GMT on 23 December, will be the last Premier League game before Christmas (Image credit: Getty Images)

No Premier League games will take place on Christmas Eve after none of the scheduled 23 December games were moved there for live television coverage. It had been thought that Liverpool’s trip to Arsenal was under consideration to be moved from 23 to 24 December. Instead, it will be played on Friday, 22 December, with a 19:45 GMT kick-off. Three ...

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Newcastle United: Mike Ashley puts Premier League club up for sale

Ashley, who also owns retailer Sports Direct, has endured a fractious relationship with the club's supporters since taking over in 2007 (Image credit: PA)

Newcastle United have been put up for sale with owner Mike Ashley hoping to conclude a deal by Christmas. The Magpies have been relegated twice from the Premier League during Ashley’s 10-year reign. After winning promotion last season, Rafael Benitez’s side are ninth in the top flight after eight matches. “Newcastle United requires a clear direction and a path to a bright ...

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Liverpool 0-0 Man United: Wasteful Reds frustrated at Anfield

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Liverpool were held to a frustrating draw despite dominating Manchester United at Anfield and have now won just once in eight games. The Reds were on top for long periods and peppered the United goal with 19 shots, but a combination of outstanding goalkeeping by David de Gea and poor finishing denied them a decisive moment. The most noteworthy incident ...

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Leicester star Ahmed Musa opens his own petrol station in Nigeria

(Image credit: Ahmed Musa/ Instagram)

It is not uncommon for footballers to dip their toes into the world of business to set themselves up for life post-retirement. After all, the playing career of a footballer is a short one… but not many can boast a business portfolio like Leicester forward Ahmed Musa’s. The Nigeria star is only 24, but he has just opened a petrol ...

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Germany beat Northern Ireland to seal World Cup place

Germany needed to avoid defeat to make sure of qualifying for Russia 2018 (Image credit: Press Eye)

Defending champions Germany confirmed their qualification for next year’s World Cup in Russia by beating Northern Ireland 3-1 in Belfast. Sebastian Rudy shot into the top corner in the second minute, Sandro Wagner rifled home from the edge of the area, and Joshua Kimmich drove in late on. Josh Magennis headed Northern Ireland’s goal in stoppage time. Germany progress as ...

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Premier League TV rights: Clubs fail to reach decision on overseas rights payments

Chelsea and Manchester City are two of the teams applying pressure for a new deal (Image credit: Getty Images)

Plans to end the equal distribution of overseas Premier League TV money have been put on hold because of a lack of support. The six richest clubs – Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea – want their appeal reflected in their income. And a proposal – put by Premier League executive chairman Richard Scudamore – suggested 35% ...

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Chelsea striker Álvaro Morata facing up to six weeks out with hamstring injury

Alvaro Morata talks to Chelsea medical staff after pulling up in the first half during the home defeat by Manchester City. The striker was taken off as a precaution. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Chelsea have been dealt a blow after the Spanish Football Federation said Álvaro Morata had sustained a myofascial injury to his hamstring muscles, an injury which could keep the forward out for more than a month. Morata, who has scored six goals in seven Premier League games for his new club, pulled up 10 minutes before half‑time in the 1-0 defeat by Manchester City at ...

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