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'That is the most beautiful thing' – Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola not bothered by pitch invasion after Swansea City win

'That is the most beautiful thing' – Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola not bothered by pitch invasion after Swansea City win

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Pep Guardiola was happy to share Manchester City's Premier League triumph with a pitch full of fans, describing the celebratory invasion as "a beautiful thing".City were confirmed as champions on their day off last weekend and played the part with aplomb at the Etihad Stadium, hammering struggling Swansea City 5-0 in a dominant display.David Silva, Raheem Sterling, Kevin de Bruyne, Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Silva all hit the target, taking City to 90 points and 98 goals for the season.Once the full-time whistle blew, hundreds of supporters raced onto the field to take in the moment - an act that is likely to attract the attention of the Football Association.The governing body charged Wigan after fans flooded on to the DW Stadium pitch following their FA Cup win over City earlier this seas...
Mets' Wheeler feels right at home vs. Braves

Mets' Wheeler feels right at home vs. Braves

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ATLANTA -- Zack Wheeler got to make his major league debut nearly five years ago back home in Atlanta with his family and friends watching and the New York Mets right-hander didn't disappoint. The graduate of suburban East Paulding High School earned a victory at Turner Field on June 18, 2013 while becoming the first Mets pitcher to throw six shutout innings or more in his first game. Now Wheeler gets to pitch for the first time at the Braves' two-year-old SunTrust Park on Sunday as he continues his comeback at age 27 after missing the 2015 and 2016 seasons because of elbow surgery. Mike Foltynewicz is the scheduled starter for Atlanta as the Braves try to win the four-game series after scoring twice in the ninth inning for a 4-3 victory Saturday night. The winning run came on a bunt base ...
Man Utd reach record-equalling 20th FA Cup final with comeback win over Spurs

Man Utd reach record-equalling 20th FA Cup final with comeback win over Spurs

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Media playback is not supported on this device Ander Herrera's winner sent Manchester United into a record-equalling 20th FA Cup final and condemned Tottenham to their eighth successive defeat at this stage of the competition.Spurs started at a ferocious pace and fully deserved the early lead they took after only 11 minutes when Dele Alli slid home a finish from Christian Eriksen's cross after Davinson Sanchez's long pass opened up Manchester United's defence.Jose Mourinho's side survived the siege and levelled on 24 minutes, Wembley specialist Alexis Sanchez rising to direct an athletic header across Spurs keeper Michel Vorm from Paul Pogba's perfect cross for his eighth goal in eight appearances at the stadium.Eric Dier's deflected sho...
Tuchel unlikely? What next for Arsenal after Wenger exit?

Tuchel unlikely? What next for Arsenal after Wenger exit?

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New faces behind the scenes, a five-man shortlist and the dilemma of whether to go for experience or potential.This is the backdrop as Arsenal seek a new manager for the first time in nearly 22 years after Arsene Wenger's announcement he will step down at the end of the season.But where does the news leave the north London club? And what might happen next? BBC Sport's David Ornstein explains...Big-name boss? Or promising coach?Chief executive Ivan Gazidis says Arsenal had not begun sounding out replacements before Friday and while that is broadly true, they would have been discreetly surveying and discussing their options.Leading the process will be Gazidis, alongside head of football relations Raul Sanllehi and head of recruitment Sven Mislintat. I suspect Wenger will not have a say.Arsen...
Super League round-up: Wigan dispatch Castleford, St Helens stay top

Super League round-up: Wigan dispatch Castleford, St Helens stay top

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Oliver Gildart celebrates his try with John BatemanFriday, April 20, 2018Wigan made it four wins in succession in the Betfred Super League as they dispatched of last season's table-toppers Castleford 28-12.Two points separated the teams at the break after Wigan's 14-2 lead, courtesy of tries from Oliver Gildart and Liam Farrell, was cut in the final 10 minutes of the half after Oliver Holmes and Garry Lo touched down.But a second try for Gildart just after the break, following a strong run from Joe Burgess, was added to by scores from George Williams and Tony Clubb as the Warriors impressed in front of England rugby union head coach Eddie Jones, who was a guest at the DW Stadium.Jonny Lomax grabbed a hat-trick of tries as St Helens bounced back from their surprise defeat at Wakefield with ...