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Aaron Lennon: Burnley agree deal to sign Everton winger

Lennon has provided two assists in 19 appearances in all competitions for Everton this season Burnley have agreed a deal with Everton to sign winger Aaron Lennon for an undisclosed fee. The 30-year-old, who is surplus to requirements at Goodison Park following the arrival of Theo Walcott, still needs to have a medical, but personal terms have been agreed. Lennon joined Everton from Tottenham in 2015 and has scored seven goals in 63 appearances. The former England international has played 19 games this season. The second half of the 2016-17…

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‘I always think there’s a chance’ – Fraserburgh boss prepares for Rangers

Mark Cowie (left) and his Fraserburgh players are preparing to take on Rangers Scottish Cup: Fraserburgh v Rangers Venue: Bellslea Park Date: Sunday, 21 January Kick-off: 12:00 GMT Coverage: Listen on BBC Radio Scotland, live text commentary on the BBC Sport website “Dreams, maybe sometimes, do come true.” It could be one of the many motivational slogans Fraserburgh manager Mark Cowie has adorning the home dressing room at the Highland League club’s Bellslea Park. But it’s not. It’s the thirty-something player-manager’s considered view of his team’s chances of knocking Rangers…

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Newcastle United: Amanda Staveley still interested in takeover

Mike Ashley took charge of the club in 2007 Businesswoman Amanda Staveley says she still wants to buy Newcastle United despite owner Mike Ashley ending £250m takeover talks this week. Ashley said in October he wanted to sell the club after 10 years in charge. He was believed to have been close to selling to Staveley’s PCP Capital Partners group but talks ended when they failed to match Ashley’s valuation of the club. “I’m very much still interested,” Staveley told The Times. BBC Sport understands there has been no formal…

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Premier League – alternative view of the table after 23 games

Breathing space for Manchester City, a scramble for Champions League places and huge congestion in the bottom half. This alternative view of the Premier League table – with teams spaced by the points they have – shows very clearly City’s dominance and the huge scramble taking place down below. This time last season it was Chelsea who had a healthy nine-point lead, but that is nothing compared to the 14-point advantage they had over Manchester United after 23 games of the 2005-06 season – the largest lead at this point…

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VAR: Willian ‘dive’, Iheanacho goal – how does the system work?

Iheanacho scores first VAR goal in English football The video assistant referee (VAR) trial in competitive English football has faced its first major controversy. The decision not to overturn Willian’s yellow card for diving and award a penalty to Chelsea in their FA Cup third-round replay against Norwich on Wednesday, led to Match of the Day pundit Alan Shearer calling the system a “shambles”. Just 24 hours earlier, the first VAR goal had been awarded – when Leicester’s Kelechi Iheanacho’s offside strike was overturned 67 seconds after originally being ruled…

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FA Cup: Referees must wait and view footage before making decisions – Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte discusses the controversial penalty decisions in his side’s FA Cup victory over Norwich saying that referee Graham Scott should have viewed footage of the tackle on Willian before refusing to give a penalty and booking the Chelsea player. Norwich manager Daniel Farke says some of his players were in tears after their penalty shoot-out defeat. WATCH MORE: Highlights: Chelsea 1-1 Norwich – Chelsea win 5-3 on pens Source link

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Theo Walcott: Everton sign forward from Arsenal

Theo Walcott averages a goal roughly every four games during his time at Arsenal Everton have completed the signing of Theo Walcott from Arsenal in a deal worth more than £20m on a three-and-a-half year contract. Walcott, 28, becomes Sam Allardyce’s second signing of the January transfer window following the £27m paid for striker Cenk Tosun from Besiktas. The move brings to an end Walcott’s 12-year stay at Arsenal, where he scored 108 goals in 397 appearances. His former club Southampton were also interested in a deal. But Walcott, who…

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Gossip column: Carroll, Mkhitaryan, Walcott, Aubameyang, Malcom, Rafinha

Chelsea have approached West Ham about signing 29-year-old English striker Andy Carroll on a permanent deal. (Telegraph) West Ham are willing to listen to offers of £20m for Carroll. (Sky Sports) Armenia midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 28, wants a pay rise to move from Manchester United to Arsenal. (Mirror) Everton are set to complete the signing of Arsenal and England winger Theo Walcott, 28, on Wednesday. (Liverpool Echo) How long will Everton’s dry January last? Everton have lost their past four games in all competitions Best of the weekend’s Premier League…

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Newcastle United: Mike Ashley’s big gamble threatens to overshadow anniversary party

Newcastle United are celebrating their 125th anniversary this season, but any joyous reflections on the past are being overshadowed by a nervous uncertainty over the future of the club. Amanda Staveley, the City financier and owner of PCP Capital Partners, is understood to have bid £250m – yet a takeover deal with owner Mike Ashley is still to be reached. The landmark anniversary was celebrated with a gala dinner in November, attended by manager Rafa Benitez along with players both past and present. “When you are a massive city supporting…

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