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VIDEO: Pity to concede late goal - Hiddink

BBC Sport - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 18:08
Chelsea interim boss Guus Hiddink says he has no complaints with his players after the Blues are held 2-2 at home against West Brom, but admits it was a "pity" to concede the lead twice.

VIDEO: It's only January, not May - Ranieri

BBC Sport - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 18:01
Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri says his side still have work to do to finish in the top four despite a late win at Tottenham.

Wes Morgan is Leicester’s lucky charm to top of Premier League | Barney Ronay

Guardian Sport - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 17:54
Morgan, Leicester’s sturdy centre-half, has not been booked for 34 games and managed to swallow up the air and nullify Harry Kane

With Leicester in town, this was never likely to be a free-scoring occasion. Leicester, of late, do not really do goals, either way. Still this was a match that had seemed likely to showcase the qualities of English football’s top guns Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy. In the end though, as Leicester moved joint-top of the Premier League with a sweaty, thrillingly tight 1-0 win it seemed fitting the dominant presence should be a 31-year-old rumbling buffalo of a central defender who 10 years ago was playing in League One with Nottingham Forest.

Wes Morgan has enjoyed a late-blooming Premier League second life with Leicester. It has been bumpy at times. This season, though, has been a quiet revelation, Morgan evolving towards his current plateau of muscular close-range excellence in a team that plays to his strengths, condensing around him like infantrymen rallying to their standard. It had seemed likely to be a tough task here on a night when the two top English goalscorers in the Premier League were in direct opposition, Jamie Vardy having recovered sufficiently from groin surgery to take his place at centre-forward.

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VIDEO: Reds gifted Gunners easy goals - Klopp

BBC Sport - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 17:53
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says his side gifted Arsenal two "easy goals" as the Reds draw 3-3 in the last minute at Anfield.

Sam Stosur remains upbeat despite defeat at Sydney International

Guardian Sport - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 17:53
  • Monica Puig beats Sam Stosur 6-4, 6-4
  • Bernard Tomic beats Jordan Thompson 6-2, 6-4

Samantha Stosur is convinced she can be a factor at the Australian Open despite her shock quarter-final exit from the Sydney International, as a confident Bernard Tomic powered through to the last eight of the men’s draw for the fourth consecutive year.

Lowly-ranked qualifier Monica Puig wept tears of joy after ousting Stosur 6-4, 6-4 in a major upset at Ken Rosewall Arena on Wednesday night.

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VIDEO: 3-3 draw a great night - Wenger

BBC Sport - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 17:52
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he still gets excited with what was "a great English football night", after the Gunners were held in the last minute of their 3-3 draw away at Liverpool.

Barcelona’s Munir El Haddadi completes Copa demolition job on Espanyol

Guardian Sport - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 17:47
• Espanyol 0-2 Barcelona
• El Haddadi scored twice in place of suspended Luis Suárez

Munir El Haddadi scored both goals as a Barcelona side missing several regulars beat their city rivals Espanyol 2-0 for a thumping 6-1 aggregate success in the last 16 of the Copa del Rey.

Related: Luis Enrique: Barcelona hoping to add to forward power this month

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Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 Leicester City

BBC Sport - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 17:45
Robert Huth scores a late winner as Leicester beat Tottenham 1-0 and move level on points with Arsenal at the top.

VIDEO: Allardyce to Defoe: Keep it up!

BBC Sport - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 17:40
Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce urges Jermain Defoe to "keep it up" after the striker scores a hat-trick in his side's 4-2 win away against Swansea.

VIDEO: Man City denied clear penalty - Pellegrini

BBC Sport - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 17:31
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says his side were denied "a clear penalty" after they were held to a frustrating goalless draw at home to Everton.

Jores Okore: Aston Villa can pull off great escape like Leicester did

Guardian Sport - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 17:30
• Defender believes players finally adapting to Rémi Garde’s methods
• Everything is possible after the win over Crystal Palace, says Okore

Jores Okore believes Aston Villa are capable of pulling off what would go down as the Premier League’s greatest escape, provided they can follow up their first win since the opening day of the season with two victories against Leicester City and West Bromwich Albion.

Related: Aston Villa finally seal home league win thanks to Crystal Palace keeper

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Aleksandar Mitrovic says he is gaining confidence at Newcastle United

Guardian Sport - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 17:30
• Serbian forward was heavily involved in draw with Manchester United
• Mitrovic not concerned by club’s links with other strikers

Newcastle’s Aleksandar Mitrovic is hoping his performance in the 3-3 draw against Manchester United showed he is taking more responsibility since his £13m move from Anderlecht last summer.

Having set up Georginio Wijnaldum for Newcastle’s opening goal in the first half, the Serbia striker won and scored a penalty to make it 2-2 and then had a hand in Paul Dummett’s late equaliser which denied Louis van Gaal’s side victory.

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David Haye spoiling for a fight after beating the boredom to be back

Guardian Sport - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 17:30

Former world heavyweight champion is itching to return after 1,282 days away and says his bout against Mark de Mori ‘is the start of something amazing’

The staging of the pre-fight press conference in a cinema is probably as box office as this bout will get. Taking his first steps down an uncertain path he hopes will lead to him regaining the world heavyweight crown, David Haye looked in good shape but mildly embarrassed on Wednesday while sitting in front of Screen 5 of Cineworld as he talked up his comeback at the O2 Arena on Saturday night.

Related: Predictions for boxing in 2016

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