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Arsenal 3-1 FC Koln: Kolasinac, Sanchez and Bellerin help Gunners come from behind to beat visitors

Arsenal 3-1 FC Koln: Kolasinac, Sanchez and Bellerin help Gunners come from behind to beat visitors

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Arsenal came from behind to beat Cologne in their delayed Europa League opener against a backdrop of crowd trouble at the Emirates Stadium.Kick-off was delayed by an hour as ticketless away supporters attempted to enter the ground, with plenty of Cologne fans sat in among the home section when the tie finally got under way, with the Gunners eventually winning 3-1.Four arrests were made on suspicion of public order offences as extra police were deployed to the scene.On the pitch, Arsene Wenger's much-changed side showed determination to fight back from Jhon Cordoba's early 40-yard strike and seal three points.It was only after the interval, following the introduction of Sead Kolasinac and a change of shape, that the Gunners hit back.Kolasinac levelled less than four minutes after coming off...
Northern Ireland beat Czech Republic for fifth successive win

Northern Ireland beat Czech Republic for fifth successive win

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Northern Ireland secured second place in Group C and took a huge step towards a World Cup play-off place by beating the Czech Republic at Windsor Park.Defender Jonny Evans headed the hosts in front before his West Bromwich Albion team-mate Chris Brunt fired in a superb free-kick before the interval.Northern Ireland, who have now won five matches in a row for the first time, still have to face Germany and Norway.Eight of the nine European group runners-up will make the play-offs.Germany in charge of Group CLeaders Germany look almost certain to top Group C after hammering Norway 6-0, and their goal difference means they could only surrender top spot if they lose their last two games to Northern Ireland and Azerbaijan.Michael O'Neill's side are five points behind the world champions but in a...
West Indies beat England in final day thriller – videos & report

West Indies beat England in final day thriller – videos & report

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Media playback is not supported on this device Second Investec Test, Headingley, day fourEngland 258 & 490-8 dec: Moeen 84, Root 72, Malan 61, Woakes 61*West Indies 427 & 322-5: S Hope 118*, K Brathwaite 95West Indies win by five wicketsScorecardWest Indies produced a masterful chase to win a Test in England for the first time in 17 years with a five-wicket victory in a thrilling match.The nerveless Shai Hope led them to their target of 322, becoming the first man to score a century in both innings of a first-class match at Headingley.Opener Kraigg Brathwaite had earlier struck a superb 95 after being dropped by Alastair Cook on four.Aided by Jermaine Blackwood's 41, Hope hit the winning runs to finish on 118.Victory for the tour...
England beat France to reach Women's Euro semis

England beat France to reach Women's Euro semis

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Women's Euro 2017 Coverage: Live commentaries on BBC Radio 5 live and online, plus live text commentaries on the BBC Sport website. Live television coverage on Channel 4England beat France for the first time in 43 years to reach the semi-finals of Euro 2017 on a night of high tension in Deventer.The Lionesses secured a semi-final against hosts Netherlands as they finally overcame Les Bleues, who had beaten them in the past three major tournaments.The result means England are now the highest-ranked team left in the competition following Denmark's shock victory over Germany, the winners of the past six European Championships.Striker Jodie Taylor was England's match-winner, clipping in on the hour for her fifth goal in three Euros matches after being set up by the excellent Lucy Bronze.It lea...
Women's European Championships 2017: Lionesses beat Spain to move closer to quarter-finals

Women's European Championships 2017: Lionesses beat Spain to move closer to quarter-finals

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Jodie Taylor scored her fourth goal in two games at the Women's European Championship as England closed in on the quarter-finals with a 2-0 victory over Spain.Arsenal striker Taylor fired in a hat-trick in Wednesday's 6-0 thrashing of Scotland in England's Group D opener, and sealed a hard-fought win for the Lionesses with another in rain-soaked Breda after Fran Kirby had given Mark Sampson's side an early lead.England were made to work harder than anticipated against technically gifted opponents and ran themselves to a standstill after Kirby had ensured a dream start.They were also fortunate to benefit from some strange refereeing by Italian referee Carina Vitulano in the 75th minute when she changed her mind after appearing to award Spain a penalty for handball.England, third favourites ...