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11hNick Miller

Miller: Lack of quality means more excitement

A dearth of quality in the Premier League this season has at least made for more unpredictability, writes Nick Miller.

1dPA Sport

Vardy to play through pain vs. Swansea

Leicester hero Jamie Vardy is happy to play through the pain barrier when he goes in search of another record-breaking goal at Swansea next Saturday.

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6hRichard Jolly

Fellaini scores for Manchester United U21s

Marouane Fellaini pressed his case for a recall to the Manchester United starting 11 by scoring for their reserves as they beat their Liverpool 3-2.

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6hAssociated Press

Brazil FA chief Del Nero under investigation

The embattled president of the Brazilian football confederation is under investigation for marketing deals with a major carmaker.

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12hMike Whalley

Martinez: Howard 'very important' for Everton

Everton manager Roberto Martinez insists he is standing by Tim Howard even though Joel Robles will play in Tuesday's Capital One Cup quarterfinal.

1dPA Sport

McClaren asking Newcastle not to panic

Steve McClaren hopes Mike Ashley will back to him to the hilt so he can command the dressing-room respect to win Newcastle's relegation dogfight.

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Bale and Ronaldo score as Real beat Eibar

Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo scored at the latter end of either half as Real Madrid overcame a testing match at Eibar to win 2-0.

19hPeter O'Rourke

Valdes close to settling Man United exit

Victor Valdes is set to end his ill-fated spell at Manchester United with the goalkeeper close to cancelling his contract at Old Trafford.

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Bournemouth deny Everton with 98th-minute goal

Bournemouth twice recovered from seemingly-lost causes to earn a dramatic 3-3 draw with Everton and rescue a vital point in their bid for Premier League survival.

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2dDermot Corrigan

Neymar wants to extend Barcelona deal

Neymar said he wants to extend his Barcelona contract after scoring more in Saturday's 4-0 La Liga win against Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou.

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2dESPN Staff

Transfer Talk: Vardy valued at £30m

The winter window draws closer with each passing day, and the transfer rumour mill is starting to pick up steam. As always, Transfer Talk has the latest and greatest. See all the summer deals here.



Premier League clubs paid out nearly £130 million to agents last year -- a £15 million increase on the year before.


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