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Everton v Manchester United: Premier League – live!

Everton v Manchester United: Premier League – live!

Latest updates as Manchester United travel to Goodison Email michael.butler@theguardian.com | Tweet: @michaelbutler18 Keep up with all today’s live scores across Europe 1.00pm BST Louis van Gaal makes one change then , as Daley Blind returns to the side in place of Radamel Falcao, who drops to the bench alongside Angry Di Maria, Bored Victor Valdes and Keen Van Persie, who is still yet to make a first-team appearance since 21 February. Manchester United’s front two? Wayne Rooney and Marouane Fellaini. I’m sure they’ll be given a lovely reception by the home fans. 12.47pm BST Everton: Howard, Coleman, Stones, Jagielka, Baines, McCarthy, Barry, Lennon, Barkley, Osman, Lukaku. Subs: Robles, Kone, Mirallas, Naismith, Besic, Garbutt, Alcaraz. Man Utd: De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, McNair, Shaw, Blind, Mata, Ander Herrera, Fellaini, Young, Rooney. Subs: Di Maria, Falcao, Januzaj, van Persie, Valdes, Blackett, Pereira. 12.45pm BST Everton’s joint-biggest ever win over Manchester United , save for the 6-0 drubbing in their first ever meeting in 1892, came during Carter’s era; their 5-0 victory at Goodison Park in October 1984 helping them along to their first league title in 15 years. Scott Murray has written this Joy of Six on Everton v Manchester United clashes , which is well worth a read. Liverpool had won the three previous championships, and were reigning European champions to boot, but their main man Graeme Souness had buggered off to Sampdoria, leaving Ron Atkinson’s Manchester United as many folk’s pre-season favourites for the title. A couple of months in, that looked a fair shout; Liverpool had stalled from the get-go and were flailing around in 17th place after 11 matches, while United were stalking early leaders Arsenal in third, having conceded only nine goals. Hopes of that elusive first title since 1967 were high. Nobody was talking much about Everton, despite Howard Kendall’s team having won the previous season’s FA Cup and then the Charity Shield, new signing Paul Bracewell slotting into the midfield effortlessly and the team hovering over United’s shoulder in fourth. But the chat started quicksmart once United had visited Goodison. “Perhaps the Championship will stay on Merseyside after all,” was the slightly startled opening line in the Observer’s report, upon Everton crushing United 5-0. “United were not so much beaten as destroyed, their credibility in tatters as their hugely expensive collection of talents came off second best in every area of the field.” Bracewell, Peter Reid and Trevor Steven were comparatively unsung compared to Bryan Robson, Gordon Strachan, Remi Moses and Jesper Olsen, but they were first to everything here. 12.37pm BST Sir Philip Carter, the former Everton chairman who died aged 87 this week , still used to fly his fellow board members to Everton away games sometimes even well into his 70s. Not fly in the sense of paying for the club suits to jet out of John Lennon Airport every other week, but rather piloting the plane himself, a regular Maverick. During the second world war, Carter had served as a pilot, and his passion for aviation came second only to his love of Everton FC. Appointed chairman in 1978, he remains the most successful in the club’s history and famously ignored fans’ pleas to sack Howard Kendall early on in his tenure. His loyalty paid dividends, with Everton then entering their most successful era: winning two league titles, an FA Cup and the European Cup Winners’ Cup, which is still their only piece of continental silverware. PHOTO: A billboard outside Goodison Park pays tribute to the late Sir Philip Carter. pic.twitter.com/EhasMgUyei Continue reading...

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UPDATED: Olympic boxing star Nicola Adams's car found as police hunt burglars - Yorkshire Evening Post

UPDATED: Olympic boxing star Nicola Adams's car found as police hunt burglars - Yorkshire Evening Post

Yorkshire Evening Post UPDATED: Olympic boxing star Nicola Adams's car found as police hunt burglars Yorkshire Evening Post An Omega Seamaster watch with diamonds around the face was also stolen, which was a gift to Nicola to mark her victory at the 2012 Olympics . In an appeal to the public on Friday, Adams said: “These items would mean very minimal to anyone else but are ... and more »

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Six Chelsea players named in PFA’s Premier League team of the year

Six Chelsea players named in PFA’s Premier League team of the year

• Hazard, Costa, Terry, Cahill, Ivanovic and Matic all included • Harry Kane and Southampton’s Ryan Bertrand also feature • PFA will announce Football League and WSL teams later on Sunday Six Chelsea players feature in the PFA’s Premier League team of the year, which was announced on Twitter ahead of Sunday’s PFA Awards ceremony. Player of the Year nominees Diego Costa and Eden Hazard are joined in the team by defenders John Terry, Gary Cahill, Branislav Ivanovic and midfielder Nemanja Matic, while Harry Kane features after scoring 31 goals for Tottenham this season. Continue reading...

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Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals: IPL 2015 – live! | Dan Lucas

Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals: IPL 2015 – live! | Dan Lucas

Latest updates from the Indian Premier League Email dan.lucas@theguardian.com | Tweet @DanLucas86 11.36am BST Well it has stopped raining, but there is so much standing water that the covers are barely being moved #KKRvRR #IPL pic.twitter.com/K0IWcpfL4g 11.29am BST In about half an hour we start losing overs. I imagine that will happen, says your meteorologist Lucas . 11.24am BST In fact, the rain looks to have eased off a wee bit. No news on a toss or start time yet though. The covers are still on. 11.24am BST Update! #cricket #ipl super sopper in. ground staff working...... 11.05am BST We might get a F5 , or five-over-a-side shoot-out, if we’re lucky. 11.03am BST According to the weather forecast , the rain should stop by about 5.30-6pm local time. That’s about two hours away. These updates will be sporadic – the entire playing surface is under the covers. 10.59am BST Morning folks. Ready for some imminent IPL action? Well don’t get your hopes up – it’s bucketing it down in Kolkata, apparently. When things do finally get underway though, it’s a pretty tasty match-up: the defending champs against the until-yesterday-anyway leaders. Continue reading...

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ISSF World Cup Shotgun - Larnaca, CYP - Opening Ceremony - 490 athletes arrive in Cyprus for the third ISSF Shotgun World Cup of

ISSF World Cup Shotgun - Larnaca, CYP - Opening Ceremony - 490 athletes arrive in Cyprus for the third ISSF Shotgun World Cup of

The competition was officially opened yesterday evening, as the ISSF President Olegario Vazquez Raña welcomed over 490 shooters coming from 77 countries in Larnaca, Cyprus.

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Katie Smith

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Tully Bevilaqua

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How much do you know about David Beckham? – quiz

How much do you know about David Beckham? – quiz

Happy birthday, Goldenballs. David Beckham OBE turns 40 on Saturday, a milestone that will doubtless be marked with carb-free cake, a cuddle from the kids, an unsmiling snog from Victoria and another tattoo. From eye-catching haircuts to camp comedy skits, sarongs to soppy fatherhood, the trailblazing lad from Leytonstone has changed the way the world views footballers. But how well do you know him? Test your Becks brain here… Continue reading...

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Scottie Pippen

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Olympic24: Scott closes in on ISAF World Cup title

Olympic24: Scott closes in on ISAF World Cup title

Giles Scott is looking to lead a British medal charge at ISAF World Cup while William Fox-Pitt tames tough going in Kentucky. Plus there are big wins for Vicky Holland and Jack Laugher. Here's our review of the last 24 hours:

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Oscar De La Hoya

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Watch the World's Best Poker Players in the Celebrity Cash Kings Live on PokerNews!

Watch the World's Best Poker Players in the Celebrity Cash Kings Live on PokerNews!

April 26-27, some of the world's best poker players will gather to the King's Casino for the Celebrity Cash Kings. Watch the action unfold at PokerNews.    Share:
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