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South Africa name Peterson to replace injured Phangiso

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LONDON - Tottenham Hotspur's Erik Lamela scored a stunning 'rabona' goal to light up Thursday's Europa League ties, wrapping his left boot round the back of his right leg 20 metres out and blasting the ball into the top corner.

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Poyet wants Sunderland to go back to basics

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Shakhtar turn down Romania's Lucescu offer

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