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Allardyce secures Palace survival with trademark defence and counter-attack

LONDON (Reuters) - Crystal Palace played Sam Allardyce’s trademark counter-attacking game almost to perfection in the 4-0 rout of Hull City at Selhurst Park on Sunday that secured their place in the Premier League for another season.


Squandered penalty delays Anderlecht’s march to Belgian title

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A penalty save in the second half denied Anderlecht the chance to be crowned Belgian champions on Sunday but their 1-1 draw at Club Bruges left them needing only two points from their last two matches to win a record-extending 34th title.


FAM appoints Portuguese as head coach

PETALING JAYA: The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) have appointed Portuguese Eduardo Vingada, or better known as Nelo Vingada, as the national team head coach.


Tottenham sign off from the Lane in a blaze of glory

LONDON (Reuters) - As farewell parties go, the one that ended an era at Tottenham Hotspur's White Hart Lane on Sunday was close to perfection.


Real Madrid thrash Sevilla to home in on title

MADRID (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 400th goal for Real Madrid as Zinedine Zidane's side closed in on a first La Liga title since 2012, easing to a 4-1 win over Sevilla on Sunday while Neymar hit a hat-trick for Barcelona, who thrashed Las Palmas 4-1.


Monaco on the verge of Ligue 1 title with Lille win

PARIS (Reuters) - Monaco virtually secured their first Ligue 1 title in 17 years when they showed no mercy in a 4-0 demolition of Lille on Sunday.


Allegri hopes defeat will stir Juve from their slumber

MILAN (Reuters) - Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said that his team were sleepy in the second half and that he hopes their 3-1 defeat at AS Roma on Sunday will shake them from their slumber.


Tottenham's move can take them to last level, says Pochettino

LONDON (Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur's move to a new stadium can push them to join Europe's biggest clubs, manager Mauricio Pochettino said on Sunday as his side bade farewell to White Hart Lane with a 2-1 victory over Manchester United.


Tottenham secure runners-up spot on historic day

(Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur signed off 118 years at their soon-to-be-demolished White Hart Lane stadium with a 2-1 win over Manchester United on Sunday that ensured they will finish as Premier League runners-up.


Contrite Lavezzi apologises over offensive photograph

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Ezequiel Lavezzi has issued an apology after a photograph of the Argentina international pulling a face to mimic Chinese characteristics went viral on social media.