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Erling Haaland’s stunning hat-trick on Borussia Dortmund debut, Conor McGregor’s heartwarming gesture, Roy Hodgson on Pep Guardiola and other things we loved

Erling Haaland’s stunning hat-trick on Borussia Dortmund debut, Conor McGregor’s heartwarming gesture, Roy Hodgson on Pep Guardiola and other things we loved

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Liverpool made it 13 Premier League wins in a row as they extended their lead to 16 points at the top of the table, Manchester City were denied at the death by Crystal Palace, and Chelsea were dealt a late sickening blow at Newcastle. But there was a lot more that happened at the weekend and this is what caught talkSPORT.com’s eye. Haaland takes centre stage Borussia Dortmund’s £17million man Erling Haaland stole the headlines on his debut with a stunning 23-minute hat-trick. The 19-year-old started on the bench for his new side, but was introduced on 56 minutes with Lucien Favre’s men trailing Augsburg 3-1 on the road. The Norwegian took just three minutes to open his account, slotting the ball home superbly after a sumptuous through ball by Jadon Sancho. Erling Braut Håland was subbed
The stock market has not been this richly valued or avidly loved in two years

The stock market has not been this richly valued or avidly loved in two years

Finance
Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., January 10, 2020.Brendan McDermid | ReutersIn late January 2018, Wall Street reached the moment of "peak happiness," which marks the highest levels of valuation, investor confidence, financial liquidity and risk appetites achieved during this decade-long bull market.Both now and then, the S&P had gained about 25% over the previous year and around 15% from an August pullback. In December 2017, an intensely anticipated policy shift occurred with passage of the corporate tax cut; this past December we got the hotly anticipated phase-one U.S.-China trade deal.This created an all-in rally that truly earned the "melt-up" label, led by the popular big tech stocks and refusing to slow down or pull back despite b...
Marcelino was Valencia’s most successful manager since Rafa Benitez and the fans loved him – so why exactly was he sacked?

Marcelino was Valencia’s most successful manager since Rafa Benitez and the fans loved him – so why exactly was he sacked?

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When a coach gets the sack there tends to be a debate about patience, whether bad results would soon turn around and if it was too short sighted.When Valencia decided to let go of head coach Marcelino earlier this week, there was no such discussions. The move has been universally derided by both supporters and players alike because there is simply no sporting justification for it. The Asturian is the most successful and loved Valencia boss since Rafael Benitez, someone who took a side that was beginning to flirt dangerously with relegation and returned them to their rightful place in the Champions League. AFP OR LICENSORS Marcelino’s departure from Valencia has angered fans and players alike Better still, he produced a consistency that had eluded Valencia
One year on and Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk has ‘loved every minute’ at Anfield

One year on and Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk has ‘loved every minute’ at Anfield

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'INCREDIBLE YEAR' Liverpool announced the signing of the defender from Southampton for £75million almost 12 months ago Virgil van Dijk has loved every minute of his first year as a Liverpool player. The central defender has endeared himself to the Kop faithful with his incredible performances on the pitch. Liverpool signed Virgil van Dijk almost 12 months ago He has had a huge hand in making Liverpool one of the best defences in the Premier League. The statistics don’t lie as the Reds have conceded 0.5 goals per game since he signed with 59 per cent of matches ending in clean sheets. Van Dijk tweeted a video about his first 12 months at the club, saying: “One year ago I joined @LFC It’s been an incredible yea...