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Crystal Palace seal dramatic smash-and-grab victory at Brighton, fans back in stadiums for final day of Premier League season, ‘Mourinho NOT to blame for Tottenham crisis’, Rice wants Lingard to stay at West Ham – football news and gossip LIVE

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[unable to retrieve full-text content]Wow, what a weekend of Premier League action that was. From Everton’s historic victory over Liverpool at Anfield, to West Ham’s thrilling win against Tottenham, Man City beating Arsenal to make it 18 wins in a row and Bruno Fernandes continuing his stunning form as Manchester United beat Newcastle. And if that wasn’t good enough […] talkSPORT
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
Wild grey seal caught clapping on camera for first time

Wild grey seal caught clapping on camera for first time

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A wild grey seal has been filmed clapping its flippers underwater for the first time.The underwater footage, filmed near the Farne Islands off the coast of Northumberland, shows the male seal repeatedly clapping its flippers to create a loud gunshot-like noise. The video is part of an international study led by Monash University, Australia, and has been published in the journal Marine Mammal Science. Image: Seals make the noise during breeding season. Pic: Ben Burville Dr Ben Burville, a researcher at Newcastle University, has described the moment he captured the phenomenon."I've heard the distinctive shotgun-like cracks many times over the years and I felt sure this clapping behaviour was the source, but filming the seals in action h...
Thomas Cook told extra funds needed to seal rescue

Thomas Cook told extra funds needed to seal rescue

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Travel firm Thomas Cook has been hit with a last-minute demand to find £200m in extra funding in order to secure its future.The troubled operator hoped to seal a rescue led by China's Fosun this week.But Thomas Cook's banks are insisting the cash-strapped travel firm must come up with the new contingency funds, in case it needs extra finance to draw on during the winter months.Without the rescue, the firm is likely to collapse.That would leave 150,000 British holidaymakers stranded, and require the Civil Aviation Authority to repatriate them at an estimated cost of £600m, an industry insider said.The firm employs 22,000 staff, 9,000 of those in the UK. It serves 19 million customers a year in 16 different countries.But Thomas Cook's financial difficulties
‘That’s my present for my wife’: Tottenham seal 2-6 victory over Everton on Mauricio Pochettino’s 26th wedding anniversary

‘That’s my present for my wife’: Tottenham seal 2-6 victory over Everton on Mauricio Pochettino’s 26th wedding anniversary

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Tottenham’s thrilling 2-6 victory at Everton coincidentally came on Mauricio’s Pochettino’s 26th wedding anniversary.The Spurs boss had two reasons to celebrate after his side blew the Toffees away with a breath-taking exhibition of attacking football, with the scoreline reflecting the number of years he has been with his wife. Harry Kane and Heung-min Son both hit doubles, while Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen chipped in to complete a special day for their manager. Pochettino was delighted with his team’s stunning display He told talkSPORT: “It’s a double celebration because of the amazing result, 2-6, and another because today is my anniversary – I got married with my wife 26-years ago. “What a coincidence, no? 26 ye...