Author: Rob Barnett

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Arsenal confirmed their return to form with a stunning 5-3 triumph against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The seventh-placed Gunners made a poor start to the season but gained their fourth consecutive Premier League win thanks to Robin Van Persie’s hat-trick. Manchester City remained five points clear at the top with a 3-1 victory over Wolves […]

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Manchester City delivered a stunning display of their Premier League title credentials with a 6-1 demolition of rivals and defending champions Manchester United at Old Trafford. City inflicted United’s heaviest home defeat since 1955 to go five points clear at the top of the table. Mario Balotelli’s brace put the visitors 2-0 up with Jonny Evans sent […]

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England’s dream of reaching a third consecutive Rugby Union World Cup final is over after crashing out in the quarter-finals 19-12 to France. Lewis Moody’s side began dreadfully, trailing 16-0 at half-time following tries from Vincent Clerc and Maxime Medard. They fought back as Ben Foden and Mark Cueto crossed but it was not enough. […]

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England remained on course to qualify for the Rugby Union World Cup quarter-finals in New Zealand but Scotland have it all to do to join them. England dispatched an under-strength Romania 67-3 with hat-tricks of tries for Mark Cueto and Chris Ashton. However, Scotland were edged out 13-12 by Argentina. Scotland must now beat England […]

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The Rugby Union World Cup began in New Zealand with pulsating games involving the home nations. England and Scotland survived scares in Pool B, coming from behind to beat Argentina 13-9 and Romania 34-24 respectively. Wales came mighty close to beating defending champions South Africa in Pool D but lost 17-16 and Ireland defeated the […]

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Manchester’s big two laid bare their Premier League title credentials with crushing victories over strong opposition. United responded to City winning 5-1 at Tottenham by thrashing Arsenal 8-2 at Old Trafford. Wayne Rooney scored a hat-trick for the defending champions after Edin Dzeko bagged four for their city rivals. They are the only teams to […]