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Sheffield United end Arsenal's unbeaten run with impressive home win

Tuesday, 2019-10-22 09:37:39
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Soccer Football - Premier League - Sheffield United v Arsenal - Bramall Lane, Sheffield, Britain - October 21, 2019 Sheffield United's John Lundstram in action with Arsenal's Sead Kolasinac. (Reuters)
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Sheffield United moved into the top half of the Premier League table with a 1-0 win over Arsenal at Bramall Lane on Monday that ended the Gunners’ eight-match unbeaten run.

* While Megan Rapinoe is the leading candidate for the second ever women's Ballon D'Or, the holder of the men's award, Luka Modric, and the world's most expensive player Neymar missed out as France Football unveiled nominees in four categories on Monday (Oct 21).

* Former Ludogorets and Levski Sofia boss Georgi Dermendzhiev is set to be appointed as the new head coach of Bulgaria, the vice-president of the Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) said on Monday.

* Serbia have been ordered to play their next Euro 2020 qualifier against Luxembourg on Nov 14 behind closed doors due to racist behaviour from their fans during last month's 4-2 defeat by Portugal in Belgrade.

* La Liga's basement club Leganes have parted company with coach Mauricio Pellegrino, they said in a statement on Monday.

* Swiss top seed Roger Federer celebrated his 1,500th ATP match with a commanding 6-2 6-1 win over Germany's Peter Gojowczyk in the first round of the Swiss Indoors championship in Basel on Monday.

* Former world number one Andy Murray has been named in the UK’s team for next month's revamped Davis Cup tournament as he continues his encouraging comeback from career-saving hip surgery.

* Italy's Matteo Berrettini fought back from a set down to beat Briton Kyle Edmund 3-6 6-3 6-4 in the first round of the Vienna Open on Monday, giving his chances of qualifying for next month's ATP Finals a shot in the arm.

Reuters, CNA