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Sam Allardyce admits doubts over dedication of West Brom players after Leeds run riot at Hawthorns

Sam Allardyce admits doubts over dedication of West Brom players after Leeds run riot at Hawthorns

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A furious Sam Allardyce accused the West Brom players of lacking dedication and not pulling their weight after being torn apart by Leeds on Tuesday night. The Baggies were humbled 5-0 by Marcelo Bielsa’s side at the Hawthorns – conceding four in a crazy first half. Leeds were in excellent form, particularly in the first half AFP But West Brom didn’t help themselves A comical Romaine Sawyers own goal, plus goals from Ezgjan Alioski, Jack Harrison, Rodrigo and Raphinha capped off a truly disastrous performance by the relegation-threatened West Brom. But it wasn’t the margin of defeat that hurt Allardyce the most. The newly-appointed West Brom boss was left despondent by the application of his players. He said: “I expe...
Ethiopian conflict: Tigray admits firing missiles at Eritrea

Ethiopian conflict: Tigray admits firing missiles at Eritrea

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Tigray's leader has admitted it fired missiles at the capital of neighbouring Eritrea, in another escalation of the fighting in Ethiopia.Earlier, at least three rockets appeared to have been aimed the airport in the Eritrean capital Asmara, hours after the Tigray regional government warned it might attack. The attacks on an international target represent another dangerous escalation of the conflict in one of Africa's most populous nations, after fighting broke out on 4 November.On Saturday, two other rockets were reported to have hit Ethiopia's Amhara state, after earlier allegations of attacks on reportedly ethnic Amhara people in Tigray.In the tweet, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed responded by saying those committing crimes "against humanity and peace will be held accountable". ...
Nicolas Pepe admits Arsenal ‘frustration’ as Gunners forward sends message to Mikel Arteta – ‘My goal is to play more’

Nicolas Pepe admits Arsenal ‘frustration’ as Gunners forward sends message to Mikel Arteta – ‘My goal is to play more’

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Nicolas Pepe has admitted he is frustrated at his lack of game time at Arsenal. The Ivory Coast international has been underwhelming since joining the Gunners from Lille in the summer of 2019 for a club record fee of £72million. Getty Images - Getty Pepe has struggled to cement a place in Arteta’s XI There have been unquestionable moments of quality, but just 11 goals in 54 appearances has been a disappointing return for the front man, who has struggled to cement a place in Arteta’s starting XI. And Pepe has now admitted his lack of first team minutes his hindering his ability to show his quality. “My goal is to play more. Have a little more playing time,” Pepe told Canal Plus. “He [Arteta] wants me to be 100 per cent focused during the 90 ...
Trump admits losing would not be ‘easy’ as final votes cast in US election

Trump admits losing would not be ‘easy’ as final votes cast in US election

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Donald Trump has admitted losing the US presidency would not be "easy", as voters head to the polls in the final hours of a historic election.The Republican incumbent said he had not yet thought about a concession or victory speech, as he addressed party workers at their headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. Meanwhile, Democrat challenger Joe Biden headed back to his home state of Pennsylvania in a last-ditch bid to win over enough people to turn the state blue and reap its 20 electoral college votes. Image: Joe Biden went back to his childhood home He was bullish about the prospect of success, writing a note on the living room wall of the home he grew up in Scranton: "From this house to the White House with the grace of God."Americans...