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  • Tyrone Mings lies injured
    Tyrone Mings lies injured

    Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has brushed aside talk that he could face FA action after appearing to elbow Bournemouth defender Tyron Mings by insisting he was protecting himself and Mings jumped into him.

    The two players had a very physical battle at Old Trafford as United were held to a 1-1 draw by the 10-man Cherries, with TV replays suggesting that both me were lucky to escape red cards for their conduct.

    But Ibrahimovic told the BBC: “What happens on the field stays on the field. The game is hard – what happened, happened.

    “You have the TV and you

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  • Bournemouth celebrate their equaliser
    Bournemouth celebrate their equaliser

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic missed a penalty and could face a retrospective ban from the Football Association after Manchester United were held to 1-1 Premier League draw by 10-man Bournemouth.

    The match-winner in last weekend’s EFL Cup final, Ibrahimovic has performed majestically in his debut season in English football but he stole the show for all the wrong reasons against Bournemouth, whose manager Eddie Howe grappled with a bout of illness on the touchline throughout an ill-tempered contest.

    In pictures: Manchester United v Bournemouth

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  • Zlatan ibrahimovic insists he was just protecting himself against Tyrone Mings
    Zlatan ibrahimovic insists he was just protecting himself against Tyrone Mings

    Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic somehow escaped being sent off after a blatant elbow in the face of Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings at Old Trafford on Saturday.

    The Swede has been in great form for United but the red mist descended after he felt Mings had escaped without punishment for stepping on his head seconds earlier. Just before that, Mings had been wrestled to the ground by Ibrahimovic.

    Referee Kevin Friend did not even yellow card either player, instead booking Bournemouth skipper Andrew Surman

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  • Manchester United v Bournemouth in pictures

    Marcos Rojo puts United 1-0 up
    Marcos Rojo puts United 1-0 up
    Artur Borucs brilliantly saves Ibrahimovic's penalty
    Artur Borucs brilliantly saves Ibrahimovic’s penalty

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic steps up to see his penalty saved
    Zlatan Ibrahimovic steps up to see his penalty saved
    Benik Afobe challenges the officials after Andrew Surman's red card
    Benik Afobe challenges the officials after Andrew Surman’s red card
    Marcos Rojo reminds referee Kevin Friend there was an elbow in there - not realising it was his own team mate's
    Marcos Rojo reminds referee Kevin Friend there was an elbow in there – not realising it was his own team mate’s
    Kevin Friend remembers he has already booked Andrew Surman so shows him a red card
    Kevin Friend remembers he has already booked Andrew Surman so shows him a red card
    Referee Kevin Friend yellow cards Andrew Surman
    Referee Kevin Friend yellow cards Andrew Surman
    Tyrone Mings and Zlatan Ibrahimovic should both have been sent off
    Tyrone Mings and Zlatan Ibrahimovic should both have been sent off
    Josh King levels for Bournemouth from the penalty spot
    Josh King levels for Bournemouth from the penalty spot
    Bournemouth celebrate their equaliser
    Bournemouth celebrate their equaliser
    Josh King fires home from the penalty spot
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  • Cycling: Canyon presents first ever kids' bike range

    First impressions count the most, which is why it’s so important to provide young riders with the best possible introduction to a life on two wheels. This is what inspired Canyon to develop its first ever range of kids’ bikes. Bearing equal levels of technical refinement and advanced features that set any Canyon bike apart, the Canyon Kids’ range combines sharp design with elements that boost a child’s control, comfort and confidence so they can have the best time out riding.

    The Canyon Kids’ range is made up of three models for children aged three and up, starting with the Offspring AL 16,

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  • Billy Vunipola is ahead of schedule and could play against Scotland
    Billy Vunipola is ahead of schedule and could play against Scotland

    Billy Vunipola could play a role in England’s RBS 6 Nations clash with Scotland after being on the brink of winning his battle with a knee injury.

    Vunipola is poised to make his comeback after three months out with ligament damage when Saracens face Newcastle in the Aviva Premiership on Sunday, Press Association Sport understands.

    The number eight is expected to play some part in the Kingston Park showdown, most likely as a replacement off the bench to raise the prospect of him facing Scotland on March 11.

    England have sorely

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  • Celtic legend and 'Lisbon Lion' Tommy Gemmell dies

    Tommy Gemmell was one of the Celtic team that won the 1967 European Cup
    Tommy Gemmell was one of the Celtic team that won the 1967 European Cup

    Tommy Gemmell, a member of Celtic’s ‘Lisbon Lions’ team which won the 1967 European Cup, has died at the age of 73 after a long illness.

    Gemmell scored the equaliser in the final against Inter Milan in the Portuguese capital almost 50 years ago, with Stevie Chalmers netting the winner after another Gemmell raid down the left flank.

    Celtic said in a statement on Thursday morning: “The whole Celtic Family is mourning his passing, and everyone associated with the club sends their thoughts and prayers to his family, his fellow

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  • The Fitbit Surge is the fitness wearables company’s flagship product. The company made its name focusing on the active fitness end of the market with wearables like the One, Flex, Charge and Blaze. These are to varying degrees, watches designed to get people more active.

    They measure steps, calories and floors climbed and provide motivational messages on the watch, on your phone, and even via email. The fitbit app is fantastic and you can go into granular detail on food consumption, and sleep monitoring. They really are 24-hour life changers.

    For people who are looking to lose weight or just

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  • MEATLIQUOR OFFER PIE-EATING GOALKEEPER JOB AS ‘CHIEF PIE-EATER’

    Following the news that now ex-Sutton goalkeeper Wayne Shaw has resigned from the club for his pie-eating antics, MEATliquor is offering him a job as Chief Pie Eater.

    Announcing the offer via the @MEATliquor twitter account, the burger brand has created the bespoke role following his performance off the pitch during Sutton’s Monday night’s televised FA Cup defeat by Arsenal.

    Wayne Shaw – The Sutton veteran was spotted eating a pie on the bench

    The job, which is to be defined in partnership with Bridge, involves daily duties of eating the full array of new menu items. Ranging from pies to

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  • Behind Breaking2

    In December last year, Nike unveiled Breaking2, an innovation moonshot to deliver the first two-hour marathon barrier.

    To make it happen, Nike assembled a diverse team of world-class innovators who are bringing this bold vision to life. Together, they offer an unrivaled combination of expertise. They are engineers and designers; biomechanists and nutritionists; physiologists and materials developers — all working together to help Eliud Kipchoge, Lelisa Desisa and Zersenay Tadese get the most out of every stride.

    In their effort, team members have have established a series of touch points over

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