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  • On this day: Steven Gerrard slip halts Liverpool title charge

    If only the Liverpool skipper had stayed on his feet, if only Demba Ba had shot wide…

    Steven Gerrard looks dejected during Liverpool v Chelsea in April 2014Steven Gerrard looks dejected during Liverpool v Chelsea in April 2014

    "This does not f****** slip now."

    April 27, 2014: Steven Gerrard did exactly that.

    With the title in Liverpool’s grasp after an electric campaign featuring numerous goals and questionable defending, they hosted Chelsea at Anfield in the knowledge that a draw would practically guarantee them the title.

    But what followed what haunt Gerrard for the following 12 months – staining a career that should be instead remembered for memorable Champions League and FA Cup victories in 2005 and 2006 respectively.

    The Liverpool captain slipped to the turf on the stroke of half-time, allowing Demba Ba to

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  • Shaun Murphy dazzles Crucible in red and gold suit

    The 2005 champion produced a colourful performance against Joe Perry at the World Snooker Championships in a red and gold suit

    “This is the best we’ve seen from him for years” boomed the announcer as Shaun Murphy prepared to walk out onto the Crucible floor at the World Snooker Championships.

    He might be regretting his choice of words now.

    The 2005 world champion emerged for his second round match against Joe Perry wearing a garish half-and-half red and gold suit.

    It didn’t seem to distract the Englishman, however, as he amassed a 12-4 lead over his opponent in their best-of-25 frames encounter.

    We wonder what outfit choices the man dubbed 'The Magician' has lined up for the rest of his Sheffield adventure...

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  • WATCH: Ronnie O'Sullivan warned by referee for making obscene gesture

    Five-times world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan courts more controversy at the Crucible.

    Ronnie O'Sullivan can't seem to play a match at the Crucible Theatre this year without running into some sort of controversy.

    The five-times champion played a frame in his socks in his 10-3 win over Craig Steadman in the first round because shoes were hurting him before being told he was breaching tournament etiquette as he borrowed a pair from former fabled referee Len Ganley's son, Mike Ganley who is tournament director.

    O'Sullivan almost snapped his cue during one moment in his second round meeting with Matthew Stevens after missing an easy ball while trailing 2-0.

    Ronnie O'Sullivan is spoken to by referee Olivier Marteel after making an obscene gesture with his cue during the second round of the World Championship.Ronnie O'Sullivan is spoken to by referee Olivier Marteel after making an obscene gesture with his cue during the second round of the World Championship.

    He recovered his

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  • Overreaction Theatre: Welcome back, Louis van Moyes

    It is 'Dave ja vu' for Manchester United as they mark anniversary of David Moyes' sacking with another Goodison Park collapse.

    Who is having the last laugh? David Moyes does not look so awful now.Who is having the last laugh? David Moyes does not look so awful now.

    Manchester United must enjoy anniversaries. The much-maligned David Moyes was sacked as United manager after a 2-0 defeat by Everton at Goodison Park exactly a year ago.

    Everton's James McCarthy celebrates scoring his sides first goal of the match.Everton's James McCarthy celebrates scoring his sides first goal of the match.

    The same fate is unlikely to befall his successor Louis van Gaal after United's limp 3-0 drubbing at Goodison Park on Sunday, but there are plenty of bemused United fans out there who would like to see the Dutch martinet tied to a ducking stool over the River Mersey as a form of punishment. He is sampling what has become known as a 'Moyesian' day at the office. 

    United coach Louis van Gaal has much to ponder after back-to-back Premier League defeats for the first time.United coach Louis van Gaal has much to ponder after back-to-back Premier League defeats for the first time.

    United managed to break all sorts of unwanted records,

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  • Watch: Takashi Usami scores unbelievably cheeky goal for Gamba Osaka

    The goalkeeper clearly forgot his opponent was behind him when committing this big gaffe.

    Gamba Osaka star Takashi Usami is the top scorer in the J-League with eight goals this season, and from this video it’s clear why.

    The former Bayern Munich forward showed his opportunistic, and rather cheeky streak in a match against Albirex Niigata when scoring a memorable goal. 

    Just go to 1:32 to see him hide out behind the keeper and then nip in to score when he drops the ball to the turf.

    Gary Crosby once did something similar for Nottingham Forest against Manchester City in the 1989-90 season...(skip to 00:46)

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  • Memphis Depay: Watch Man Utd and Liverpool target score clever free-kick to show what fuss is all about

    Memphis Depay is the player everyone's talking about, and he showed exactly why with this great free-kick

    Memphis Depay has had the newspapers in a state of perpetual excitement this week with rumours of secret talks with both Liverpool and Manchester United.

    Louis van Gaal coached Depay at the World Cup finals with Netherlands and, according to some sources, is leading the chase after one of the PSV Eindhoven forward’s agents tweeted a picture of United’s Carrington training facility.

    Nice day in Manchester pic.twitter.com/aEfPNaevGF

    — Tomo (@CarlthomasSEG) April 24, 2015

    But alternative reports state Liverpool are in pole position with Depay “left very impressed by Liverpool’s year-long

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  • Goalkeeper Christopher Pfeiffer scores goal from 100 yards out

    Christopher Pfeiffer of FC Schweinfurt scored with this stunning effort to become an internet legend.

    A goalkeeper scoring a goal remains one of football’s purest pleasures.

    Yesterday, we brought you a keeper going up the other end of the pitch to slot one away late on in a game.

    And today we have a brilliant example of the other classic of the genre: the goalkeeper who punts it downfield and watches his kick bounce over his opposite number.

    The lucky individual was one Christopher Pfeiffer of FC Schweinfurt, who play in Germany’s Regionalliga.

    There’s not a lot more you need to know, apart from the fact they went on to lose 2-1 to 1860 Munich II despite Pfeiffer’s opener after 14 minutes.

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  • Watch: The moment Ronnie O'Sullivan lost his cool

    Ronnie O'Sullivan almost snapped his cue in a heated moment at the World Championship.

    Ronnie O'Sullivan narrowly avoided snapping his cue before regaining his composure to open up a 5-3 lead over two-times finalist Matthew Stevens in the opening session of their last-16 meeting at the World Championship.

    Tournament favourite O'Sullivan made a slow start to the evening as Stevens picked up the opening two frames including a break of 82.

    O'Sullivan looked highly frustrated when he missed a red in the third frame as he thumped his cue off the side of the table.

    The cue visibily wilted, but did not snap as O'Sullivan returned to the table to make a quickfire 100 moments later in

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  • Euro Papers: Zlatan Ibrahimovic ‘will be forced out of PSG’

    Paris Saint Germain have been forced to choose between their two megastar forwards, while Borussia Dortmund have denied the sale of Ilkay Gundogan.

  • Jamie Carragher goads Sky Sports colleague Gary Neville on Twitter

    Carragher said Neville's amateur side won their league because they had the "most money".

    Carragher and Neville during their playing daysCarragher and Neville during their playing days

    Sky Sports pundits Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville have been engaging in some hilarious exchanges on social media recently.

    The duo, former rivals during their playing days for Liverpool and Manchester United respectively, boast over 3 million combined Twitter followers and clearly love entertaining their fans as well as each other on the platform.

    Neville, along with United's famous Class of '92 stars, has just seen his Salford City side lift their Evo-Stik North trophy and made sure to tweet several photos of the post-match promotion party - much to Carragher's amusement.

    Comparing his Sky

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