West Ham start Europa League campaign with win in Croatia

Michail Antonio and Declan Rice were on target as West Ham claimed a flawless 2-0 victory at Dinamo Zagreb in their Europa League opener. On what was their first appearance in a major UEFA competition since 2006/07 it was like the Hammers had never been away from the European stage as they produced an accomplished performance.

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Man City victorious in nine goal thriller with Leipzig

Jack Grealish marked his Champions League debut with a goal and an assist as Manchester City beat RB Leipzig 6-3 in an entertaining encounter. Christopher Nkunku, who netted a hat-trick on the night, scored the first of his three just before the break.

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Lingard mistake sees Young Boys shock Man United

A misplaced last minute back pass from Jesse Lingard handed Young Boys a surprise 2-1 win over Manchester United in the opening game of the 2021/22 Champions League season. Cristiano Ronaldo had put the visitors ahead but the sending off of Aaron Wan-Bissaka opened the door for a memorable comeback.

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Late own goal sees Ireland snatch draw with Serbia

Ireland produced a spirited second-half display to secure a morale-boosting 1-1 World Cup qualifying draw against Serbia at the Aviva Stadium. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic had given Serbia a first half lead but with minutes remaining he crashed a clearance off Nikola Milenkovic into his own net to see the spoils shared.

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Duffy header rescues draw for Ireland against Azerbaijan

Ireland scrambled to rescue a 1-1 draw at home to Azerbaijan thanks to an 87th minute Shane Duffy header in their 2022 World Cup qualifier. Azerbaijan took a shock lead in first half injury time through a stunning strike from Emin Makhmudov. The result effectively ends any slim hopes Ireland had of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup.

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