Author: Rob Barnett

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Manchester United came from 2-0 down to beat Manchester City 3-2 in the Community Shield at Wembley thanks to Nani’s 94th-minute winner. The FA Cup holders led 2-0 at half-time through Joleon Lescott’s header and Edin Dzeko’s long-range effort. Chris Smalling pulled one back before Nani rounded off a fine move to equalise. The Portuguese […]

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Lewis Hamilton won the German Grand Prix to go third in the Formula One driver’s championship. The Englishman snatched the lead from Mark Webber at the start but lost it and regained it before holding off Webber and Fernando Alonso. Championship leader Sebastian Vettel finished fourth but still holds a 77-point advantage over second-placed Webber […]

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England’s cricketers came from 2-1 down to beat Sri Lanka 3-2 in the 50-over series between the sides. New one-day captain Alastair Cook led his charges to a thrilling 16-run win in a tight final game at Old Trafford to seal the series victory. Many had questioned Cook’s selection as skipper, which saw him recalled […]

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Novak Djokovic won his first Wimbledon Tennis title, preventing Rafael Nadal from winning three in a row with a 6-4 6-1 1-6 6-3 victory. Djokovic took over from Nadal, who beat Britain’s Andy Murray in the semi-final, as world number one the next day. The Serbian had done enough before the final to knock the […]

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Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy led from the first round as he stormed to Golf’s US Open title by a mammoth eight shots at the Congressional Club in Maryland. The 22-year-old, who squandered a similar position in the final round of this year’s Masters, won his first major and set a dozen records in the process. […]

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Jenson Button overtook Formula One Championship leader Sebastian Vettel on the final lap to win the Canadian Grand Prix. Vettel spun his Red Bull under pressure from Button, who recovered from a collision with McLaren team-mate Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton and Fernando Alonso failed to finish a severely rain-affected race in which Mark Webber came third. […]

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England came from two goals down to draw their Euro 2012 qualifier with Switzerland 2-2 at Wembley. Both Swiss goals came in four minutes midway through the first half, leaving Fabio Capello’s side in danger of an embarrassing home defeat. However, Frank Lampard’s penalty before the break and Ashley Young’s equaliser soon after gave England hope […]

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Manchester United had to make do with the Premier League title this year as they were outclassed by Barcelona in the Champions League final at Wembley. Although Wayne Rooney equalised Pedro’s opener before the break, Lionel Messi and David Villa made it 3-1 to the Spanish champions in a dominant performance similar to their victory […]