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GUARDIAN – Football in 2014: 10 memorable moments | Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson on the best, worst and most controversial moments in football this year • Robert Kitson on rugby union • William Fotheringham on cycling • Kevin Mitchell on tennis • Sean Ingle on athletics • Ewan Murray on golfIn my book it was the best goal of the World Cup, though I recognise there was strong competition from James Rodrguez and Tim Cahill, but in terms of being memorable it is already becoming part of indelible tournament folklore, to be replayed for as long as World Cups last. Not only was the goal improbable, in that it came from nowhere and demanded incredible co-ordination and execution from the scorer, it was significant. It put the skids under Spain for the first time in four tournaments. As with Van Persie’s Superman act, no one saw that coming. Continue reading…

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GUARDIAN – Manchester United v Liverpool: Premier League – live! | Nick Ames

Latest updates as Man Utd face Liverpool at Old TraffordLive scores: follow all today’s games around EuropeEmail nick.ames.casual@thegaurdian.com. Tweet: @NickAmes82 11.57am GMT Kick-off: 1.30pm GMT: Nick will be here shortly with the teams. In the meantime, here’s Jamie Jackson’s preview:David Moyes’s branding of Liverpool as favourites against Manchester United at Old Trafford for last season’s edition of this fixture hardly enamoured the Scot to fans. In Louis van Gaal they now have a manager to believe in and he “welcomes” Brendan Rodgers’ side seeking a six consecutive win. The Liverpool manager is feeling serious heat due to average domestic form and being knocked out of the Champions League and a victory over the auld enemy would be a fair fillip. Jamie JacksonKick-off Sunday 1.30pm Continue reading…

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