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Rumour Mill: Sunderland want Gers defender | O’Neill says no | Lennon slams Levein

Scottish football gossip: Sunderland linked with move for Rangers defender David Bates; SFA fears Michael O’Neill will turn down Scotland job and Neil Lennon accuses Craig Levein of disrespect

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Everton's James McCarthy leaves the field on a stretcher. Picture: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

James McCarthy suffers horror double-fracture of leg

Everton manager Sam Allardyce admits it is a huge blow to lose midfielder James McCarthy until next season after the midfielder sustained a double-fracture of his leg in the 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion.

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Rumour Mill: Leeds eye Windass | Hearts close in on Naismith | Norwich want Dons ace | Gers coach quits

Scottish football gossip: Leeds United want Josh Windass, Hearts close in on Naismith deal, Norwich City eyeing £500k bid for Kenny McLean and Rangers coach set to make swift exit

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Rumour Mill: Cahill ‘offered to Hearts & Hibs’ | Alves on future | Armstrong op | Boyd blasts Gers

Scottish football gossip: Tim Cahill’s representatives contact Hearts and Hibs over player’s availability; Bruno Alves hints he could stay at Rangers; Stuart Armstrong undergoes hernia operation and Kris Boyd slams ‘unsettling’ Rangers

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New Stoke manager Paul Lambert watches from the Old Trafford stand last night. Picture: Getty

Manchester United 3 - 0 Stoke: Paul Lambert has work cut out

Manchester United maintained their 100 per cent start to 2018 with a comfortable 3-0 victory over a Stoke side watched by their incoming manager Paul Lambert.

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Andy Robertson challenges Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero. Picture:s AFP/Getty Images

Liverpool fans hail Andy Robertson after Manchester City performance

Liverpool fans are raving about Andy Robertson’s performance for the Reds in their rollercoaster 4-3 win over English Premier League leaders Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday.

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Mohamed Salah scores Liverpool's fourth goal with a long-range shot in their 4-3 victory over Manchester City. Picture: PA.

Liverpool 4 - 3 Manchester City: Leaders toppled in thriller

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain felt Manchester City’s tactics played into Liverpool’s hands as the Reds handed Pep Guardiola’s side their first Premier League loss of the season with a thrilling 4-3 win at Anfield.

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Rumour Mill: Lazio track Celtic defender | Hibs turn down bids | Hearts eye Dutch striker

Scottish football gossip: Lazio on the trail of Jozo Simunovic; Hibs turn down bids but not for John McGinn and Hearts are linked with Dutch striker

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Referee Mike Riley in the VAR hub in London: Picture: PA

Comment: Technology still can’t over-rule the human factor

It is one of those. On the pitch you think it is a definite handball. But, when you look at it, it is not as clear-cut as that. So said Scotland midfielder James McArthur after Crystal Palace went out of the FA Cup thanks to a late Glen Murray goalat Brighton on Monday night.

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Chidi Nwakali (left) in action for Sogndal against Brann in May 2017. Picture: Getty images

Aberdeen sign Manchester City midfielder Chidi Nwakali on loan

Aberdeen have announced a loan move for Manchester City midfielder Chidi Nwakali.

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Rumour Mill: Gers keen on Dulwich Hamlet ace | Celtic eye Newcastle stopper | Levein slams Lafferty ban

Scottish football gossip: Rangers credited with interest in Dulwich Hamlet goal machine; Celtic linked with out-of-favour Newcastle defender Chancel Mbemba and Levein brands Lafferty ban ‘unfair’

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Rumour Mill: Celtic linked with Swansea ace | Betting suspended on Rangers relegation | Motherwell eye Celtic man

Scottish football gossip: Celtic linked with EPL defender and Stoke midfielder; bookies suspend betting on Rangers relegation and could Nadir Ciftci be on his way to Motherwell?

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Harry Redknapp hails Scottish game as he talks up Hearts and Hibs duo

Harry Redknapp has given his take on Scottish football in a wide ranging interview, describing the game north of the Border as ‘fascinating’.

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Rumour Mill: Rangers track Fleetwood ace | Redknapp wanted Forrest | Naismith ‘will play for free’

Scottish football gossip: Rangers reportedly winning the race to sign Devante Cole; Harry Redknapp reveals he wanted to sign James Forrest for Tottenham Hotspur and Steven Naismith says he’ll play for free to seal Ibrox return

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Rumour Mill: Sturridge to Celtic? | Rangers eye Cummings | Southampton want Armstrong

Daniel Sturridge has been linked with a move to Celtic; Rangers could make move for Nottingham Forest striker Jason Cummings and Southampton considering a £10m move for Stuart Armstrong

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Craig Gordon is looking forward to Celtic's Europa League campaign. Picture: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Craig Gordon believes Dubai break will rejuvenate Celtic

The winter break could 
hardly have come at a better time for Celtic. From their return to action against Albion Rovers in the Scottish Cup on 27 January through to their 0-0 draw with Rangers on 30 December, the champions played 61 competitive matches (their closest challengers, Aberdeen and Rangers, played 51 and 48 
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Liverpool formally unveil former Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool formally unveil former Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk

Virgil van Dijk says Liverpool is the "perfect match" for him after his world record move from Southampton was officially completed.

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Rumour Mill: Rangers eye Martin and reject Windass bid | Derby ref admits goal error | Hearts want Wigan kid

Scottish football gossip: Rangers target Scotland international defender but knock back a bid for Josh Windass; Hibs star reveals ref admitted getting goal call wrong and Hearts keen to bring in Wigan youngster

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Ex-Crystal Palace boss: Scout warned me not to sign Virgil van Dijk

Neil Warnock has revealed that he was talked out of signing Virgil van Dijk for Crystal Palace by his chief scout.

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Rumour Mill: English sides eye Rangers defender | Lennon slams referee over ghost goal | Jack out for Celtic clash?

Scottish football gossip: James Tavernier a wanted man down south; Neil Lennon brands disallowed goal decision ‘a disgrace’ and could Ryan Jack miss the Old Firm game?

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