Court told Ryan Giggs had ‘uglier, more sinister’ side

Former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs was “idolised” for his skills on the pitch but behind closed doors had “a much uglier and more sinister side to his character”, a court has heard. Jurors at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court were told the 48-year-old’s private life involved a “litany of abuse, both physical and psychological, of a woman he professed to love”.

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Pascal Groß double sees Brighton defeat Manchester United

Pascal Gross’ first-half double gave Brighton a surprise 2-1 win at Manchester United as Erik ten Hag’s reign got off to the worst possible start. The unmarked Brighton midfielder found himself in the right place, at the right time, to tap the visitors into a 2-0 lead with two goals in nine minutes in the Old Trafford sunshine, as the hosts were booed off at half-time by their own fans.

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Jorginho penalty earns Chelsea win at Everton

Jorginho’s first-half penalty was enough to earn Chelsea a first win at Everton since 2017 with a 1-0 victory at Goodison Park. Jorginho converted from the spot with what was the third opening-weekend penalty he has scored for the Blues, after Abdoulaye Doucoure had halted Ben Chilwell’s run into the box with a clumsy challenge.

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Arsenal too strong for Crystal Palace as Premier League returns

Arsenal took maximum points on the opening night of the Premier League with a goal in each half enough to sweep aside Crystal Palace 2-0. Gabriel Martinelli scored the first goal of the season with a second half Marc Guehi own goal ending any hopes Palace had of earning a share of the spoils.

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Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin sidelined for six weeks

Everton have been dealt a blow on the eve of the Premier League season with striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin ruled out for 6 weeks. Everton manager Frank Lampard confirmed that the 25 year old suffered the injury in a training session this week in the build-up to their season opening clash with Chelsea.

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