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Ex-reds, Toffees defender Ablett dies


GARY Ablett, the only player to win the FA Cup with both Liverpool and Everton, has died. He was 46. The ex-defender died on Sunday after a 16month fight against non-hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, England’s League Managers Associatio­n said yesterday. While never appearing for the England national team, Ablett won the league championsh­ip twice and the FA Cup in 1989 during a 147-game stint at Liverpool between 1986 and 1992. Ablett took up a coaching role with Ipswich in July 2010 but was diagnosed with cancer.

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