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Premier League: ‘Signings could open up title race’ – Alan Shearer previews new season

Premier League: ‘Signings could open up title race’ – Alan Shearer previews new season

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By Alan ShearerMatch of the Day punditLast updated on 4 hours ago4 hours ago.From the section Premier LeagueAlan Shearer joins Gary Lineker and Ian Wright on Match of the Day at 22:20 BST on Saturday on BBC One and the BBC Sport website for highlights of four Premier League games. You can also listen to Shearer previewing the new season from 12:00-12:25 on Saturday on BBC Radio 5 Live, which then has live commentary of Crystal Palace v Southampton at 15:00, the first of its 140 Premier League commentaries in 2020-21.Here he looks at the contenders in the title race, and the prospects for his former club Newcastle. It is only 42 days since the FA Cup final so it doesn't really feel as if we have been away, but we are off again with the first Match of the Day of the season on Saturday - and ...
Premier League 2020-21 fixtures announced: Liverpool to face Leeds in opening games

Premier League 2020-21 fixtures announced: Liverpool to face Leeds in opening games

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Champions Liverpool will face Championship winners Leeds United in the standout opening weekend game of the 2020-21 Premier League season.Championship play-off winners Fulham will host Arsenal, while West Bromwich Albion, the third promoted side, are at home to Leicester City.The opening round of fixtures will take place on the weekend of 12 September. However, Manchester City v Aston Villa and Burnley v Manchester United will be rearranged.Those two games will not be played on the opening weekend to give City and United 30 days since their defeats in the quarter-finals of the Champions League and the semi-finals of the Europa League respectively.How's it turned out for your side? Club-by-clu...
Scott Parker ‘emotional’ and ‘proud’ as Fulham seal immediate return to Premier League with Championship play-off final win over Brentford

Scott Parker ‘emotional’ and ‘proud’ as Fulham seal immediate return to Premier League with Championship play-off final win over Brentford

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An ‘emotional’ Scott Parker insisted he is ‘proud’ of his Fulham side after they beat Brentford 2-1 in the Championship play-off final.A Joe Bryan extra time brace ensured the Cottagers sealed an immediate return to the Premier League at Wembley. GETTY Scott Parker masterminded Fulham’s promotion in his first full season in management Speaking to Sky Sports, Parker said: “I feel emotional and I suppose the journey you go on, you know the ups and downs and along the way the disappointment. “I’m the face that fronts it up, but behind the scenes, the support network of people, they keep you going in those times. “That’s why I feel emotional, I feel for those people that aren’t here [due to coronavirus] and the fans supporting the team. “As a manager you’ve so
Revealed: How a Premier League club almost lost £1m to hackers

Revealed: How a Premier League club almost lost £1m to hackers

Technology
Hackers froze turnstiles at a football game and tried to steal a £1m club transfer fee in recent cyber attacks on UK sport, a new report has revealed. Cyber criminals hacked the emails of a Premier League club's managing director during a transfer negotiation and would have been able to pocket the fee if it wasn't for a late intervention from the bank, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said. The NCSC's first Cyber Threat to Sports Organisations report also revealed 70% of major UK sports organisations suffer a cyber attack every year, which is more than double the average for other businesses.Another English football club was targeted by a ransomware attack that stopped its turnstiles and CCTV systems from working, which nearly resulted in a match being cancelled, the document said
Liverpool Premier League trophy lift: Special ceremony to mark first league title for 30 years

Liverpool Premier League trophy lift: Special ceremony to mark first league title for 30 years

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Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson lifted the Premier League trophy on the Kop at an empty Anfield to mark the club's first top-flight triumph for 30 years.Henderson received the trophy from Reds legend Sir Kenny Dalglish, who was manager when Liverpool last won it in 1990, during a spectacular ceremony after the champions beat Chelsea 5-3 on Wednesday.Liverpool were confirmed as champions of England on 25 June with seven games to spare when nearest rivals Manchester City lost at Chelsea, but they had to wait until their final home game of the season to be presented with the trophy. There were no supporters in their 53,000-capacity Anfield home after the Premier League season resumed on 17 Ju...