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Roy Hodgson seeks to keep Crystal Palace grounded after first win

Roy Hodgson seeks to keep Crystal Palace grounded after first win

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Roy Hodgson's Crystal Palace are fighting to resist the "party" that has followed the "funeral" of their troubling start to the season.On Saturday they visit Newcastle hoping to build on last week's 2-1 defeat of Premier League champions Chelsea, in which in their eighth fixture they scored their first goals of the league season and also earned their first points.That one result, in which the fit-again Wilfried Zaha excelled in a front two with Andros Townsend while Mamadou Sakho provided stability in defence, has transformed Palace from near-certainties for relegation to a team expecting to survive.At St James' Park they will be further strengthened by the return to fitness of goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey, who will compete for selection with Julian Speroni, and the availability of the on-lo...
Revealed! The 15 best goalkeepers in Europe this season – ranked by save percentage

Revealed! The 15 best goalkeepers in Europe this season – ranked by save percentage

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Sommer has faced 27 shots on target.Thursday, October 19, 2017Goalkeepers aren't short of attention at the moment, with Hugo Lloris the latest to receive widespread praise for his performance in Tottenham's draw with Real Madrid mid-week.Who, though, has been the standout player in between the posts in Europe this season?talkSPORT.com has taken a look at the stats and can reveal the 15 best goalkeepers in Europe right now, ranked by their save percentage – scroll through the gallery above to see who features.Note: Only league data applies and goalkeepers to feature have made a minimum of four appearances this season.Let's block ads! (Why?)
Celtic FC news: “We won't change our game plan despite Champions League beatings,' says Brendan Rodgers

Celtic FC news: “We won't change our game plan despite Champions League beatings,' says Brendan Rodgers

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Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers will not resort to pragmatism despite suffering a 3-0 defeat to German giants Bayern Munich in their Champions League clash in the Allianz Arena.The Northern Irishman had promised to play on the front foot in the Group B encounter and in an open game, skipper Thomas Muller opened the scoring in the 17th minute before right-back Joshua Kimmich headed in a second in the 29th minute.Mats Hummels headed in a third six minutes after the break and although the Scottish champions threatened more in the second-half it was a comfortable win for the star-studded home side.Asked if he could perhaps have been more pragmatic in his approach, Rodgers, whose side lost 5-0 at home to French side Paris Saint-Germain in their opening fixture before beting Anderlecht 3-0 away, sai...
Joshua 'in no rush' to fight in United States

Joshua 'in no rush' to fight in United States

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Anthony Joshua: The Fight of My LifeWatch: Documentary about Joshua's world title fight against Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium in April - more info hereWhen: BBC One at 22:45 BST (23:40 in Northern Ireland) on Wednesday, 18 OctoberBritish world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua says he is "in no rush" to fight in the United States.The 28-year-old will defend his IBF and WBA titles against Carlos Takam in front of 70,000 fans at Cardiff's Principality Stadium on 28 October.It will be the Watford-born fighter's second stadium bout, and his next move is expected to be into the lucrative American market.But Joshua wants his fans in England to still "enjoy" going to his fights."Everyone talks about going to the States," Joshua told BBC Radio 5 live's Mike Costello. "I've heard news abo...
Liverpool FC: Jurgen Klopp delighted Reds created history with 7-0 win over Maribor

Liverpool FC: Jurgen Klopp delighted Reds created history with 7-0 win over Maribor

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Jurgen Klopp was delighted by Liverpool's win over MariborTuesday, October 17, 2017Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp felt his players fully deserved their record-breaking 7-0 Champions League victory in Maribor.Two goals apiece from Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino and efforts from Philippe Coutinho, a first club strike from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Trent Alexander-Arnold completed the Reds' best ever away win in European competition.After one win in eight matches, having created but not converted numerous chances, Klopp was delighted to make the breakthrough in style."It will give the players a lot of confidence," he said."I was told about the record after the game and I didn't know about it."The wonderful history of this club can feel like a back-pack at times so it is nice to write our...