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Messi, Defoe, Shearer, Cole, Greaves and other five-star performers

p { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; }For those who didn’t see Messi’s wonder show, his five strikes showed a range of his delightful skills. The little Argentinian weighed in with two superb and very different chips, a dribble through a couple of Leverkusen defenders before hitting the bottom corner, a ‘tap-in’ from an acute angle and a long-range stunner. In scoring five times, content_imgMessi became the first player to do so in the Champions League, as well as moving within seven goals of the all-time Barcelona scoring record.p { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; }Manchester United sent Ipswich packing in 1995 with their 9-0 drubbing a Premier League era record win that still stands today. Grabbing the headlines was Andy Cole, who gave a masterclass in poaching and six-yard box play. With his hat-trick secure just after half-time, Cole’s final goal was arguably the pick of the bunch; an excellent swivel and shot leaving Craig Forrest to pick the ball out of his net for the ninth and final time that day.On a glorious afternoon in San Francisco, Russian striker Oleg Salenko cemented his place in the history books by becoming the only player to score five goals in a World Cup finals match. Salenko’s five-star performance was a high point for the Russians, who were already out of the tournament going in to this game, following defeats by Brazil and Sweden. As if scoring five wasn’t enough for the striker, Russia’s sixth goal in a 6-1 victory came via his assist.p { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; }For Sir Bobby Robson, who was managing his first home game for the Magpies, winning 8-0 wasn’t a bad way to start. Five of the strikes came from captain Alan Shearer and two of them were penalties, but that doesn’t take anything away from Al’s quintet of goals – just five of many others scored at his beloved St James’ Park.talkSPORT’s very own Alan Brazil boasts an club record with his five goals in a league game against Southampton in the early 1980s. Unfortunately there isn’t any footage of the Sports Breakfast presenter continually hitting the onion bag, but we can tell you it was a pretty successful season for his team. Following their thrashing of the Saints, Ipswich went on to finish runners-up to in the league and bagged the UEFA Cup with a 5-4 aggregate win over Dutch side AZ Alkmaar.While the video of Messi destroying Leverkusen is great, this one of ‘Super Mac’ adding the final touch to all five goals in a thrashing of a woeful Cyprus side is typical ‘English centre forward’ stuff. McDonald poaches his goals from close range and the only one not with his head he mis-kicks. But still, nobody else can boast of scoring five for the Three Lio frustration over the scheduling of international matches immediately following the end of the Premier League season and has asked the authorities to look at the situation which has left him with little time to fully prepare for the new campaign.“Ens at Wembley. Also, look out for a wonderful clearance attempt from one of the Cypriot defenders when number four goes in.Heading towards the end of Juventus’ UEFA Cup clash with Bulgarian side Sofia, the ‘Old Lady’ were leading 1-0 thanks to Fabrizio Ravanelli’s first half strike. All of a sudden, the ‘White Feather’ took the game by the scruff of the neck and banged in four goals in the final ten minutes of the game to put the tie beyond doubt.It wasn’t even two years ago when Berbatov was a regular fixture in the United team, banging the goals in consistently on the way to winning (well, sharing) the Premier League Golden Boot. A quarter of his strikes that season came in this demolishment of at Old Trafford, but some of the defensive errors from Blackburn made things far too easy for the intricate Bulgarian that day.On a cold wintry afternoon at Whimajor change under Maurizio Sarri.The former Chelsea manager was named new coach of Juve today.Buffon said: “Maurizio Sarri at Juventus? Those who always follow the same paths always achieve the same goals. “And Juventus, looking to win the Championste Hart Lane, had thoroughly dominated the opening period against Wigan, but found themselves winning by just the single goal, thanks to . With ’s screams ringing in their ears, the Tottenham team came back out and put on a master showing after half-time, with Defoe netting a seven minute hat-trick before the hour mark. He then added two more, but was disappointed not to bag a ‘double hat-trick’ as Spurs racked up a 9-1 win.While all the players on this list can be applauded for their five goal performances, Jimmy Greaves’ hat-trick of five goal hauls is truly remarkable. The then Chelsea striker notched five in top level matches in successive seasons between 1958 and 1960, with Wolves, Preston and West Brom all on the receiving end of his trusty goalscoring boots.

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Transfer rumours and paper review with Chris Davies – Monday, May 28

AC Milan are targeting a move for City striker Carlos Tevez after failing to sign the 28-year-old in January. (Metro)Blackburn boss is hoping for a favour off fellow Scot and boss Sir as he tries to negotiatean midfielder Nicolo Barelcontent_imgla admits he was close to joining Chelsea in January.The Italy international was with Cagliari at the time and would eventually sign for Inter over the summer.”Chelsea wanted to recruit me in January, the negotiations were c the loan signings of 1son.The Arsenal legend lasted three months as coach at ASM.But former Manchester City trainee Lopes told Record: “I learned a lot with Henry but I feel that I could have learned more if we had worked longer together. “He has very good game ideas, but9-year-olds Will and . (Daily Mirror)Wigan chairman Dave Whelan is ready to meet manager ‘s “terms” in a bid to stop him joining or Aston . (Daily Mirror)Zimbabwean present Robert Mugabe revealed he is a Chelsea supporter just days after the Blues won the Champions League with victory over Bayern Munich. (Metro)

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‘Grid girl’ hits out at Formula One over controversial scrapping – talkSPORT EXCLUSIVE

A Formula 1 ‘Grid Girl’ has criticised the decision to scrap the position, telling talkSPORT the sion to review his squad.Ginola hopes the enforced break due to the coronavirus will give Mourinho time to get some key players fit again and build the club up to become challengers once more in the future.He stated: “Spurs have everything: A fantastsport’s bosses have undermined gender equality by doing so.Charlotte Gash, who has been working in motorsport since 2015, said: “F1 should have thought about having a grid girl and a grid boy, to see if that was a viable option. There are plenty of girls now who are out of jobs in every country.”Announcing the change Pulisic admits he’s upset being left out as he struggles to adapt to life at Chelsea.Pulisic, 21, has started just three Premier League games this season and did not even make the bench for Chelsea’s Champions League win at Lille last week.Pulisic s of stance earlier, Sean Bratches, F1’s Managing Director of Commercial Operations While grid girls will no longer be used at the start of Formula 1 races in 2018, they will also be absent from the other motorsport series that take place during Grands Prix weekends.Ms Gash said: “There are about 50 girls involved in each race. So you can see how many girls are now out of work.” A post shared by (@lottie_131) on Sep 21, 2017 at 12:25pm PDTShe added that in her time working in the sport she has never felt objectified.“Decades ago the grid girls would wear skimpy outfits and bikinis, and the drivers would probably look at the grid girls as trophies. That attitude has completely gone. The opinion about grid girls is more outdated than the grid girls themselves.”The 23-year-old was on the podium following Lewis Hamilton’s victory at the British Grand Prix in 2017.“The experience I received at Silverstone was out of this world. It was something you could only dream of doing. Being on the podium with Hamilton, watching him go across the crowds and celebrate his win. It is something that I am never going to experience again.” A post shared by (@lottie_131) on Nov 24, 2016 at 12:28pm PSTLast week the Professional Darts Corporation announced that walk-on girls will no longer be used.A petition to keep them, supported by former world champion Raymond van Barneveld, has since received more than 37,000 signatures.F1’s decision to abandon the concept from 2018 has been welcomed by the UK’s Women’s Sport Trust, who tweeted: “Thank you @F1 for deciding to stop using grid girls. Another sport making a clear choice about what they want to stand for.”In a previous statement, the organisation called on other sports such as cycling, boxing and UFC to follow suit, insisting “women in the sporting environment should be judged by tcontent_imgheir sports appeal and not sex appeal”.However, boxing promoter Eddie Hearn told talkSPORT his sport will not follow suit: “It is a different world we live in these days but…for us right now the ring card girls will be staying.”Meanwhile, chairman of the PDC Barry Hearn also told the station that he has “no personal problems whatsoever”with walk-on girls in darts, explaining thatdemands from TV bosses have made him powerless to prevent the ban –

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Sandro commits future to Tottenham until 2016

have tied down Sandro on a new fives with Watford.The Timecontent_imgs says Pearson has emerged as a serious contender to replace Quique Sanchez Flores at Watford, with the Premier League club having interviewed him for the vacant manager’s position.The 56-year-old is believed to have been targe-year contract.The Brazilian midfielder impressed last season after arriving from Internacional and had been linked with Roma and Barcelona this summer.However, the 22-year-old has now chosen to commit his future to the north London club, signing a new deal that will keep him at White Hart Lane until 2016.A statement on Tottenham’s official website said: “The club is delighted to announce that Sandro has signed a new five-year contract which runs until 2016.”The Brazil international made a real impact in his debut season in the months following his summer switch from our partner Club Internacional, in particular by playing a deliver an anti-racism message to all football fans across the nation.All the 20 Serie A clubs, Lega Serie A, FIGC (Italian Football Federation) have written in response to a string of racist incidents that have occurred in the top-flight this seasonmajor role in the memorable Champions League victory over AC Milan at the San Siro in February.”The midfielder also struck a spectacular goal against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge as he accumulated 26 appearances last season in all competitions.”

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West Ham could extend Almunia loan deal

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce admits he could extend the loan spell of Manuel Almunia Bayern Munich wing-back Joshua Kimmich admits he’d welcome Pep Guardiola back to the club.The Manchester City manager is being linked with an end of season return to Bayern.And Kimmich stated, “I owe him a lot. He took me as a second division player and he made me play in the Bundesliga and Champions League. “We did the double and then I became international. “So obviously I would not complain.”from .Almunia joined the Championship club on an emergency month’s loan after Robert Green was ruled out for six weeks with a knee icontent_imgnjury.The Spanish keeper is desperate to get his career back on track after falling down the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium and wants to show he can still compete at the highest level.Almunia is due to return to the north London club at the end of October, but if Green is not ready to make a first-team return, Allardyce could make moves to keep the experience keeper at Upton Park for another month.Allardyce said: “We can extend it depending on how the situation with Robert lies in terms of his injury.”There is always the possibility that Arsenal run into a bit of a goalkeepinwith his young England trio for victory over Burnley.Lampard felt Tammy Abraham, Reece James and Callum Hudson-Odoi all proved themselves against a physical opposition.”Tammy gave as good as he got and I think it’s important for him to do that,” saidg crisis and there is an emergency call-back even this month.”

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Bent tips Weimann to be hero for the Villans

Aston striker believes team-mate is one of the best finishers he has seen in a while.The 20-year-old Austrian has made four Premier League appearances so far this season as he attempts to breakthrough alongsidcontent_imge several other youngster for ’s side.And Bent feels, after seeing what the youngster can do in training, he can become a top player for the Midlands club.”Andy is one of the best natural finishers I have seen for a long, long ti1 on Tuesday night to return to he’d welcome the chance to speak with Manchester United about taking players on-loan.The Kazakhs stunned United on Thursday night, winning 2-1 to keep their hopes alive of reaching the final 32 of the Europa League. United had already qualified for the top of the table.The first 45 minutes was in favour of Barcelona, thanks to a good early goal from Clement Lenglet in the 2nd minute. However, Real Valladolid found an equaliser thanks to a goal from Kiko Olivas inme,” he told the club’s official website.”When he’s in training he just never seems to miss the target. He’s always on the scoresheet.”He has all the attributes to be a top, top striker.”He reminds me quite a lot of Dean Ashton. He was one hell of a finisher before he unfortunately had to retire and so is Andy.”He has all the credentials and I am tipping him to be a top, top player.”These are the kind of guys you want to see succeed. They work so hard and they have that hunger to make it and succeed.”It’s great training with the young lads and I like giving them advice too, anything that might help them.”

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Michael Laudrup fuels speculation for Real Betis midfielder swoop

Swansea boss Michael Laudrup has remained coy over reports linking him with Real Betis midfielder Jose Canas.Reports have suggested that the Welsh side are close to bringing the 25-year-old to the Liberty Stadium on a free transfer at the end of the season.Canas has been one of the star performers for Real Betis this season and looks set to leave in the next few weeks.Laudrup could sign up to six new players during the summer, but says he will wait until the end of the season before he makes any changes to hum.Barcelona opened their new stadium on Tuesday with a game between the Juvenil A and the visiting Ajax side.Striker Univar opened the scoring for the Dutch side with a shot from distance that beat Ramon.Barca B, Juvenil A and the women’s team will is squad.Laudrup said: “There are so many rumours and there will be more in the coming weeks and months. Many players will be linked with us, we have to accept that.”But we still have four games to play, then there will be a couple re moving for Manchester City attacker Douglas Luiz.Villa are closing on content_imga £15m deal for Douglas, says the Telegraph.Dean Smith’s spending spree will see the Brazil U23 star become his eighth signing of the summer.Douglas, 21, has failed to make a sof months where we can think about who is coming in and who is leaving.”

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Chelsea ready to offload Malouda as they make Pereira move

Chelsea winger is wanted by Juventus – with Andre s-Boas ready to let the Frenchman leave if he manages to land Alvaro Pereira from Porto.Villas-Boas left Malouda out of his starting line-up for Chelsea’s first home game of the season but he brought him on in the s from Danny Rose this week casting doubt on his future.The London Evening Standard says Spurs management have been left surprised by Rose’s claims.Rose said he does not know if he will be at Spurs next season, with the 28-year-old suggesting the clufirsthalf – and was rewarded as Malouda netted the winner against .But the arrival of and Villas-Boas’ interest in Pereira has cast doubt over Malouda’s long-term future and Juventus are watching developments with interest.Juventus manager Antriano.The 18-year-old Uruguayan striker has put pen to paper on a contract lasting until 30 June 2024.Satriano is now in Italy and will be initially registered to Inter’s primavera team.DREAM MOVE!Youngster Martín Satriano has signed a four-and-halfonio Conte was met with a swift rejection when he enquired about ‘s Nani earlier this summer content_imgbut he remains eager to add some flair to his side’s options on the wings.And Conte has now turned his attentions to Malouda – with sources in Italy suggesting Villas-Boas is open to selling the 31-year-old as he looks to freshen up his side.Villas-Boas worked with Pereira at Porto and is keen to speak to his old club regarding a possible move for him and that would pave the way for Malouda’s move to Italy.

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Reports: Ramos could quit Real Madrid for England

Sergio Ramos could quit Real Madrid next summer – and that will put Premier League clubs on red alert.Reports of a fall-out between Ramos and Bernabeu boss Jose Mourinho appear to be accurate, after the Spain international was dropped in favour of youngster Raphael Varane for the Champions Leagg playing the veteran amongst Chelsea’s young stars.The 31-year-old says he feels invigorated being surrounded by the likes of Tammy Abraham, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Mason Mount.”I feel young. Every day they learn with me and I learn with them. It’s aue clash with Manchester City in midweek.And stories in Spain claim the 26-year-old could now be set to end his seven year stay in the Spanish capital.”There are differences in the treatment of players in the dressing room. Differences between the Portuguese clan, the players close to Mourinho, and though who are isolated, like Sergi for a transfer.Ndombele has asked to leave the French club amid interest from Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.The Mirror says the highly sought-after France midfield man is also of interest to PSG – though Spurs are the favourites to land hio Ramos,” journalist Alfredo Duro said on Spanish TV show Punto Pelota.”There is no trust between the player and the coach, and vice versa. The solution will come at the end of the season.”If Mourinho continues [at Madrid], Sergio Ramos will leave Real Madrid. He has a good reputation at PSG, in Russia and England. His value would be around €50m.”Mourinho is believed to have requested that Ramos trains in isolation as a disciplinary measure.Meanwhile, content_imga separate report in Barcelona-based paper EMD elaborated that Chelsea, who they claim have previously shown interest in the player, along with Manchester City would both be interested in his signature.

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FA Cup semi-final draw: Prospect of derbies all round

Liverpool could face Merseyside rivals Everton in the FA Cups praised Arsenal for signing Lille striker Nicolas Pepe.Mourinho admits he’s a big fan of the Ivorian.He said, “Last season I didn’t want to come to English stadiums after being sacked at United and I went to Lille many times.“So, I know Pepe qu semi-final.The , who edged out 2-1 in the quarter-final moments before the draw was made, only beat their local rivals in the Premier League on Monday night.But they could face ’ side at Wembley if the make it through a replay against .In the other semi-final game there is the prospect of an all London derby after Chelsea were drawn to play or .Spurs’ clash with ’s side was abandoned after collapsed in the first-half.And although no date has been named ntonio Rudiger will be fitcontent_img soon.The German centre-back has been absent for the entirety of the season so far.But he is closing in on full fitness, and Zouma knows that Rudiger is a key member of the Blues rearguard.They have failed to keep a clean shfor a replay as yet, the prize awaiting the winner is a game against ’s in-form Chelsea.

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Cheltenham bag Butland for the rest of the season

Birmingham goalkeeper Jack Butland has rejoined on loan until the end of the West Ham are in talks for Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes.Sky Sports says Manchester United are facing a ‘blow’ over their apparent interest in Fernandes.The 20-year-ocontent_imgld has starred in the Portuguese league this season to prompt transfer links with United and others, but West Ham are in talks over a possible 18-month loan deal.Ex-United boss David Moyes is now in charge at the Hammers.season.It will be the England undbatov has fired a warning to his former club.He told Betfair: “It is frustrating and difficult for me to admit that United are so far behind Manchester City and Liverpool.“When it comes to playing the game, you can see how confident and calm on ter-21 international’s second spell of the season with the League Two club.The 18-year-old spent three months with Mark Yates’ promotion-chasing side up to January 2012.

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Newcastle and West Ham poised for January battle over Ajax attacker

Newcastle and target Miralem Sulejmani will leave Ajax in January.The winger, who can also play as a forward, has long been linked with a move to England ancontent_imgd his next stop could be the Premier League.Ajax will sell the Serbian in the transfer window as he has fallen out of favour at the club.A contract dispute and a succession oVilla captain Jack Grealish.The Mirror says despite discreet enquiries during the January transfer window for the midfielder from the likes of Manchester United and Tottenham, there was no way Villa wouter Milan boss Antonio Conte admits he wants to sign Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku.Inter and United are locked in talks over a deal for Lukaku, who has yet to feature on his club’s pre-season tour while his future remains uncertain.United wld contemplate selling or the player wanting to f injuries has led to Sulejmani’s unrest and he has made just five sub appearances for Ajax this season.And now the 23-year-old, who was heavily linked with a switch to Upton Park in the summer, says he is leaving the Amsterdam club.”I must now focus on games in the reserves,” Sulejmani told Serbian newspaper Vecernje Novosti.”I have to get game time in order to be fully fit during the winter, when I will get a chance to leave.”

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QPR striker Rob Hulse agrees Millwall loan switch

QPR forward Rob Hulse has joined Millwall on loan until the end of the season.The 33-year-old, who joined Rangers from Derby back in 2010, has been a peripheral figure in recent years having managed just two league appearances since hi praise on teammate Raul Jimenez.The Mexico international was cool, calm and collected when converting a 97th minute penalty to help Wolves secure a 1-content_img1 draw with Burnley last Sunday.”He’s a joke!” Coady said. “He’s incredible, you saw how cool he was side’s promotion to the top flight.Hulse spent time on loan at Charlton Aed to Bayern Munich last summer, it has been revealed.BILD says City would be open to allowing the Brazilian forward to depart and tested the water to see of their was interest from Bayern. The German champions made no secret that his team-mate Leroythletic earlier this season.

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Beecroft: Dalglish needs to win the FA Cup to save his job

Graham Beecroft believes that must win the FA Fulham sen.The Denmark midfielder is being linked with Juventus and Real Madrid as his deal is now inside it’s final 12 months.Asked about Eriksen’s situation, Pochettino wcontent_imgas snappy in response.He told Marca: “I do not know anything about his situation. “I and Chelsea attacker Andre Schurrle admits he could return to England before the start of the new season.The Germany international is available from Borussia Dortmund after a season-long loan with the Cottagers.He told Sky Deutschland: “The trCup with this season in order to hold on to his job as Anfield boss.

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Former West Ham striker in bid to land MLS move

West Ham striker Frederic Piquiol with Shrewsbury Town.The teenager made his debut for the League One last weekend and will face Saints’ arch-rivals Portsmouth on Saturday.”I see this as a massive opportunity,” he said. “The way we play suits me. I like the message he (manager Sam nne is trying to earn a move to the MLS during a short trial with the Portland Timbers.The 34-year-old, who has not appeared all season, is surplus to requirements at Upton Park and was not included in Sam Allardyce’s 25-man squad.And the former Portsmouth forward has linked up with the leave before the European transfer window shuts at the end of Jucontent_imgly.He is surplus to requirements in Unai Emery’s team, as he was not in their match-day squad for the game against Newcastle United at the weekend.Per Turkish-Football, a source states Timbers in a bid to land a contract stateside.If he is successful, the Frenchman will become the second former Premier League star to join the Portland side, l.It is understood Piquionne will feature for Caleb Porter’s side in their pre-season friendly with FC Dallas on Wednesday night.