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West Ham fans ‘can watch their clash against Man City this weekend in a cinema half a mile away’

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Fans will be able to watch West Ham‘s clash with Manchester City from a cinema within walking distance of the empty London Stadium, as supporters continue to remain shut out from attending games.

The Premier League tie, set to take place on Saturday, will be screened in a number of Vue cinemas, including in the Westfield Stratford centre, just a few minutes’ walk from the stadium, as first reported by The Times.

The cinema will be able to admit more than 100 fans to view the game, with tickets priced at £6.99 each for the screening. 

West Ham supporters will be able to watch the game with Man City half a mile from the ground

West Ham supporters will be able to watch the game with Man City half a mile from the ground

West Ham supporters will be able to watch the game with Man City half a mile from the ground

Saturday's Premier League clash will remain behind closed doors amid the coronavirus crisis

Saturday's Premier League clash will remain behind closed doors amid the coronavirus crisis

Saturday’s Premier League clash will remain behind closed doors amid the coronavirus crisis

The screening highlights the inconsistency in rules allowing games to be shown indoors at cinemas while a limited number of fans are prohibited from attending the games, held in outdoor stadiums.

This contradiction has been raised by Tom Pendry, president of the Football Foundation.  

‘This vividly illustrates the complete and utter nonsense of the situation. I intend to get a full debate on this in the House of Lords,’ he told The Times.

Games have been screened at cinemas this season but none have been shown at a a cinema so close to the venue.   

But Vue cinema in Westfield shopping centre will show the game for £6.99 per ticket

But Vue cinema in Westfield shopping centre will show the game for £6.99 per ticket

But Vue cinema in Westfield shopping centre will show the game for £6.99 per ticket

Supporters have been locked out of stadiums since the coronavirus lockdown in March

Supporters have been locked out of stadiums since the coronavirus lockdown in March

Supporters have been locked out of stadiums since the coronavirus lockdown in March

Baroness Barran, a minister from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has said it was ‘not the right time to make further easements’ with regard to allowing fans to return to games.

‘We are committed to getting spectators back in stadiums as soon as it is safe to do so. We will continue to work closely with a whole range of sports, including football, to understand the latest thinking that might allow spectators to return,’ she said. 

Supporters who view the game in the cinema will be required to don face masks when not eating or drinking. 

Culture secretary Oliver Dowden last week ‘accepted people’s frustration at the inconsistency,’ with government policy surrounding the attending of different events. 

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary Oliver Dowden says supporters can not yet return

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary Oliver Dowden says supporters can not yet return

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary Oliver Dowden says supporters can not yet return

Yet Mr Dowden stressed that the decision to keep fans out of stadiums was taken on the advice of expert scientists.

In response to the #LetFansIn petition, which has garnered support from the Premier League and Football League, the DCMS said on Thursday morning: ‘We will take the earliest opportunity to look again at getting spectators safely back into stadia but this must clearly be done carefully against the prevailing health conditions.

‘The government is fully aware of the importance of getting spectators back and the financial consequences not to allow this from October 1. 

‘The evidence received from the CMO (Chief Medical Officer, Chris Whitty) was very clear, at a time of rapidly rising infections. It was not the right time to undertake easements.’ 

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Tottenham vs Ludogorets LIVE SCORE: Harry Winks nets WONDER GOAL – stream FREE, TV, Europa League latest updates

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63. A QUITE EXTRAORDINARY GOAL FROM HARRY WINKS.

He picks the ball up midway inside the Ludogorets half on the left wing.

He looks up in the direction of Gareth Bale on the opposite wing and releases the ball, but instead it somehow hits the underside of the crossbar and drops into the net!

That is a quite unbelievable goal!

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8.30pm Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Fans STILL banned from Old Trafford, Rashford to receive special award at SPOTY

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Donny van de Beek and Mason Greenwood have been tipped to use Tuesday’s 4-1 Champions League win over Istanbul Basaksehir as a huge springboard to their United seasons.

Holland midfielder Van Beek shone in a new role during only his fifth start while England striker Greenwood came on to provide an assist – earning comparisons with Old Trafford strike legend Ruud van Nistelrooy

Both men are pressing for more regular action as tenth-placed United visit Southampton, five places above them, in the Premier League on Sunday.

And £40million summer buy 12 Van Beek, who played deeper against Basaksehir to give Bruno Fernandes more attacking freedom, said: “It worked really well. Some games I play No 10 and sometimes the coach needs me in the control position.

“That is fine for me because when I played at Ajax, I was playing in those positions, so it is OK.”

Meanwhile, ex-United and England defender Rio Ferdinand said of Greenwood: “He’s going to be a beast to go with the technique he’s got, the understanding, his spacial awareness, he plays off both feet.

“We talk about Ruud van Nistelrooy, it excites you when you see finishers that finish aggressively, but with precision. He has that in abundance.”

But Ferdinand’s former Old Trafford team-mate Paul Scholes claims Greenwood’s “moody” attacking rival Anthony Martial is “not a good centre-forward”.

Scholes claims Martial struggles with his back to the goal – but can come alive when running at players.

Fellow United frontman Marcus Rashford will win a Special Award at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year – but NOT be shortlisted for the main prize.

SPOTY rules mean Rashford’s crusade for free school meals cannot be a factor in nominations for the top gong as it is based on sporting achievement.

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Jose Mourinho reveals Diego Maradona used to call him with words of encouragement after he lost matches

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JOSE MOURINHO paid emotional tribute to Diego Maradona as he revealed the tragic star used to give him phone calls of encouragement after he lost games.

Mourinho claimed it will be easy for the world to remember Maradona’s football by looking at videos online – but it will be impossible to replace the footballing great as a person.

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The Tottenham boss said: “There is Maradona and there is Diego.

“Maradona I don’t need to speak about because the world knows and nobody will forget. Diego is different.

 “I can say he was a good friend of mine, but my contacts with him were on telephone and we met of course a few times, and he was a big, big, big heart. That’s the guy I miss.

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“His football you can find every time we miss him, with Google we will find. But Diego, no.

“I spent today telling stories to my guys about him and the time we spent together, and that’s the guy I miss.

“I especially miss the phone call that was always arriving after defeats and never after victories.

“He knew that after victories I don’t need a phone calls, he knew that in difficult moments he was always there.

“He was saying after defeats, in difficult moments, he was always saying ‘Mou, don’t forget you are the best’, and he was always with this kind of approach. So, I miss Diego.



“The people that are big friends with him, the people that share with him dressing rooms and are colleagues – these guys are privileged.”

Maradona passed away on Wednesday at the age of 60 due to a suspected heart attack.

He played for clubs include Napoli, Barcelona and Boca Juniors, as well as the Argentina national team.

Lorenzo Insigne lays flowers for Napoli legend Diego Maradona ahead of Europa League clash with Rijeka

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