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Burnley took the lead against their local rivals but both sides come away with a point after Pratley equalised midway through the first half

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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere 'gutted, sad and devastated' at missing out on Euro 2012 and the rest of the season

The Football Association heard the news they were dreading last night as Arsene Wenger definitively ruled a "devastated" Jack Wilshere out of the European Championship. Wilshere has not played all season after an ankle surgery.

Football in Brief: Van Persie has peer support; Francis let out of hospital; Liverpool fans face Cup final train chaos

The Arsenal striker Robin van Persie will be the clear favourite after being named among the nominees for PFA Players' Player of the Year award. The prolific Dutchman heads a six-man shortlist revealed by the Professional Footballers' Association for their top award.

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