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Pound up despite May's Brexit vote defeat

Pound up despite May's Brexit vote defeat

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The pound has endured a rollercoaster ride amid the deepening political crisis over Brexit. Sterling was trading more than 1.3% lower versus the dollar on the day, at just below $ 1.27, as the clock ticked down to the so-called "meaningful vote" on Theresa May's Withdrawal Agreement with the EU in the Commons.The pound had started the trading day at $ 1.2863.:: PM May's Brexit deal heavily defeated by MPs Pound now significantly higher than before the vote (here it is vs the US$ ). Started rising when Theresa May started speaking, and continued after Jeremy Corbyn tabled his vote of no confidence. Markets far from panicked... pic.twitter.com/H6B7rb5Pac— Ed Conway (@EdConwaySky) January 15, 2019 But it soon clawed back all of...
Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic responds to punter who lost out on £855 winnings due to missed penalty in FA Cup defeat by Oldham

Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic responds to punter who lost out on £855 winnings due to missed penalty in FA Cup defeat by Oldham

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thanks mate Relegation battling Fulham were dumped out the FA Cup by League Two side Oldham on Sunday Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic has responded to a punter who called him out for missing a penalty in Fulham’s shock FA Cup defeat by Oldham. Premier League relegation battlers Fulham were dumped out the FA Cup on Sunday afternoon as Callum Lang scored an 88th minute winner for the League Two side. Lang’s goal completed a remarkable comeback for Oldham, who had fought back from a goal down with Sam Surridge cancelling out Denis Odoi’s 52nd minute opener. Oldham enjoyed an FA Cup fairy tale on Sunday Oldham did ride their luck at times, however, and when the hosts were awarded a penalty with just six minutes remaining it...
San Francisco 49ers defeat sloppy Seattle Seahawks

San Francisco 49ers defeat sloppy Seattle Seahawks

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The Seattle Seahawks committed 14 penalties for 148 yards and the sloppiness cost them a winnable game in Santa Clara. Unable to get out of their own way on a wet, windy day at Levi's Stadium, the Seahawks' pursuit for a playoff berth will be prolonged for at least one more week. Needing one conference win to clinch a postseason berth, the Seahawks racked up 168 yards on the ground, converted nearly 50 percent of their third downs, and won the turnover battle, following a similar formula to their Week 13 home win over the 49ers. Unlike two weeks ago, the Seahawks consistently stalled their own drives and extended possessions for their division rivals with costly penalties, positioning the 49ers to win 26-23 in overtime on a short field goal by Robbie Gould. With the officials chucking ye...
Man Utd: Jose Mourinho criticises starting players after Champions League defeat by Valencia

Man Utd: Jose Mourinho criticises starting players after Champions League defeat by Valencia

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Jose Mourinho criticised Manchester United's starting players after their limp Champions League loss to Valencia, saying he "did not learn anything".The 2-1 defeat saw United miss a chance to top Group H but Mourinho said it was still a "success" to finish second.United had already secured a last-16 place and made eight changes to their line-up in Valencia. "Nothing that happened surprised me at all," said Mourinho when asked if he had learned anything about his players."I didn't learn anything from this game."United, who play Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday, recalled midfielders Paul Pogba, Fred, Marouane Fellaini and Andreas Pereira, plus defenders Antonio Valencia, Eric Bailly an...
Valencia 2-1 Man Utd: Champions League defeat for Jose Mourinho's side

Valencia 2-1 Man Utd: Champions League defeat for Jose Mourinho's side

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Manchester United slumped to a limp defeat in Valencia as Paul Pogba's glaring miss and Phil Jones' own goal ensured they missed the chance to win Champions League Group H.United were already assured of qualification for the knockout stages, and a win would have taken them above Juventus, who were surprisingly beaten 2-1 by Young Boys of Switzerland.But Jose Mourinho's side put in a poor performance and were well beaten by a team, 15th in the Spanish top flight, who named an experimental line-up as they were already certain of finishing third. Carlos Soler pounced on Jones' headed clearance to strike home a fizzing low finish amid slack marking for Valencia's opener.And Jones was badly at fa...