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Iheanacho scores first VAR goal in English football as Leicester beat Fleetwood

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Media playback is not supported on this device Kelechi Iheanacho became the first player to score a goal awarded by a video assistant referee in English football as Leicester beat Fleetwood in an FA Cup third-round replay.Iheanacho opened the scoring - with a routine strike - from Islam Slimani's pass.The big talking point of the game came when the former Manchester City striker initially had a goal disallowed for offside from Riyad Mahrez's through ball.But referee Jonathan Moss liaised with video official Mike Jones, who told him Nathan Pond's trailing foot was keeping Iheanacho onside, and the goal was awarded 68 seconds after it hit the back of the net.Leicester striker Jamie Vardy, who missed the 0-0 draw in the initial tie, came on...
Rooney wonder goal as Allardyce watches Everton thrash West Ham

Rooney wonder goal as Allardyce watches Everton thrash West Ham

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Wayne Rooney scored a stunning goal from his own half to complete a hat-trick as Everton thrashed West Ham in front of incoming manager Sam Allardyce.The Merseysiders moved up four places to 13th in the table as Allardyce watched from the Goodison directors' box alongside majority investor Farhad Moshiri.Hammers manager David Moyes, who saw midfielder Manuel Lanzini's penalty saved by Jordan Pickford, was left to rue a terrible first half from the Londoners at his former club.Rooney headed in the rebound after Joe Hart saved his penalty for the game's opener, and swept in his second 10 minutes later after good build-up from youngsters Jonjoe Kenny and Tom Davies.Defender Ashley Williams added the fourth late on, powering a header beyond Joe Hart from a corner.Everton had to withstand susta...
Sevilla 3-3 Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp's men throw away three goal lead in disastrous collapse

Sevilla 3-3 Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp's men throw away three goal lead in disastrous collapse

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An almighty collapse saw Liverpool miss the opportunity to qualify for the Champions League knockout stages as they drew 3-3 away to Sevilla. Maribor's added-time equaliser against Spartak Moscow opened the door not only for Liverpool to qualify with a match to spare but win the group outright but they did not so much as walk through as blow it off its hinges with a scintillating first half of footballThey then spent the next 45 minutes desperately trying to barricade the hole they left behind as the half-time introduction of Franco Vazquez sparked Sevilla into life.It means Liverpool need a point at home to Spartak to now qualify but Sevilla could snatch top spot as they play already-eliminated Maribor.Liverpool certainly cannot afford another Jeckyll and Hyde performance like this o...
England lose to late France goal in Marley's first game – report & highlights

England lose to late France goal in Marley's first game – report & highlights

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Media playback is not supported on this device England ended a tumultuous week for the women's game with a 1-0 friendly defeat against 2019 World Cup hosts France.The match - England's first under interim coach Mo Marley - was a cagey affair with few clear-cut chances before Viviane Asseyi capitalised on goalkeeper Siobhan Chamberlain's mistake to snatch victory.On Wednesday, the Football Association was forced to apologise to two players for racially discriminatory remarks by previous England boss Mark Sampson.Sampson was sacked in September following evidence of "inappropriate and unacceptable" behaviour with female players in a previous job.England goalkeeping coach Lee Kendall - under investigation for alleged "unacceptable behaviour...
North Korea will reach its nuclear force goal – Kim Jong-un

North Korea will reach its nuclear force goal – Kim Jong-un

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has vowed to reach the country's nuclear goals, according to state media.The aim was to establish "equilibrium" of military force with the US, the KCNA news agency quoted him as saying.Mr Kim's comments come after North Korea fired its latest missile over Japan - in what is being described as the country's farthest-reaching test.The move split world powers who united behind new UN sanctions against North Korea just days ago."We should clearly show the big power chauvinists how our state attain the goal of completing its nuclear force despite their limitless sanctions and blockade," Mr Kim was quoted as saying by the KCNA.He also said North Korea's goal was "to establish the equilibrium of real force with the US and make the US rulers dare not talk about mili...