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ARSENAL turned down the opportunity to sign Virgil van Dijk from Celtic before he joined Southampton.
MATCH OF THE DAY pundit Jermaine Jenas thinks Xherdan Shaqiri should be fuming with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.
LIVERPOOL’s all-star front three must avoid being selfish if they want to turn their strong start to the season into trophies.
CHELSEA boss Maurizio Sarri is likely to dip into the transfer market in January - if Gary Cahill leaves the club.
• Julen Lopetegui shuffles pack but midfielder comes up trumps• Bayern continue perfect Bundesliga start with defeat of Schalke Marco Asensio’s strike earned Real Madrid a 1-0 home win over Espanyol to send them provisionally top of La Liga on Saturday. After an emphatic Champions League win over Roma on Wednesday, Julen Lopetegui shuffled his pack for the visit of Espanyol, sixth in the table after a good start to the season. The coach rested Gareth Bale, Marcelo and Toni Kroos, handing a debut to the defender Álvaro Odriozola in place of the injured Dani Carvajal. Continue reading...
The Austrian forward endured a difficult start at West Ham last season that didn’t improve until the arrival of David Moyes. Now he is in form and enjoying proving his critics wrong “I love it when people criticise me,” Marko Arnautovic says on a blustery afternoon at West Ham’s training ground. “There is no better feeling than when you make them quiet. You do what you have to do, the people on the television do what they have to do. They get paid for this. I get paid to play football and show everything I’ve got.” Arnautovic is in good form going into Sunday’s game with Chelsea at the London Stadium and it does not take long for his self-confidence to appear. West Ham’s main man is only too happy to talk about his memories of scoring the winner in this fixture last season and he runs his index finger across his mouth to illustrate his point about silencing his detractors in the media. “All the criticism from you guys, all the criticism from the television guys, I made them a little bit quiet,” the Austrian says. “But this is how we players live. You get a lot of criticism but if it is going well you get praise.” Continue reading...
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Harry Kane and Erik Lamela scored as Spurs ended their losing run with a hard-fought victory in the rain at the Amex Stadium 7.38pm BST Nick Ames’ match report has landed, which is my cue to do one. Thanks for your company, bye! Related: Érik Lamela’s sucker punch seals win for Spurs over spirited Brighton 7.37pm BST Post-match interviews Harry Kane “I thought we played well – a lot of energy, should have put the game to bed and it was a bit nervy at the end. It was a foul (by Bong, which led to the penalty). I tried to stay on my feet but I was clipped. As a striker, if you’re not scoring goals people will ask questions – that’s part of the job. Hopefully we can build a bit of momentum after today.” Continue reading...
There are times when any win will do and, for Tottenham, this was certainly one. The vultures had been circling after three defeats and the historians leafing all the way back to the spring of 2004, the last time they lost four consecutive games in a single season. Mauricio Pochettino needed his players to stand tall at what has become one of the Premier League’s more testing venues for the bigger clubs; they did that and, while this performance fell some way short of their fluent best, a few suggestions of a return to form flickered, too. Foremost among them was their second, ultimately decisive goal, scored by Érik Lamela after the kind of rapier-like attack Tottenham have made their trademark under Pochettino. Lamela had replaced Son Heung-min eight minutes before taking possession just inside the Brighton half and, via Lucas Moura, working the ball to Danny Rose. He kept running and was rewarded with an accurate cutback that, without breaking stride, he swept beyond Mat Ryan. Continue reading...
TOTTENHAM survived a late comeback from Brighton to secure three points and end a run of three straight defeats. See how the Premier League action unfolded with Express Sport.
TOTTENHAM forward Lucas Moura is to blame for Harry Kane’s lean spell in front of goal, reckons BT Sport pundit Owen Hargreaves.
Efficiency is always commendable but, in a football context at least, it pays the greatest dividends when combined with cold-blooded ruthlessness. If there can be no doubt that Middlesbrough have the first part of that equation sorted – Tony Pulis’s wonderfully stable side are still to concede a Championship goal at home this season and are behind the leaders, Leeds, only on goal difference – their final ball has a nasty habit of letting them down. Continue reading...
ARSENAL star Mesut Ozil should study and learn from Liverpool midfielder James Milner.
LIVERPOOL boss Jurgen Klopp has admitted he miscalculated by changing the Reds’ system against Southampton.
Keeping faith with the tried and tested has its merits, but following Javi Gracia’s sixth successive identical Premier League team selection, Watford ended their lunchtime engagement looking weary and not a little battered. They might even have conceded a last-minute winner when the Fulham goalscorer Aleksandar Mitrovic forced a save from Ben Foster and nodded the resultant corner against the crossbar. Continue reading...
Manchester City laid on an attacking masterclass that extinguished any fears of a European hangover to blow away Cardiff in style with five magnificent goals, as they strolled to victory in south Wales. An imperious away performance left the hosts exasperated with Sergio Agüero opening the scoring on his 300th appearance for City before Riyad Mahrez’s double completed the rout, with his first goals for the club since a £60m summer switch coming after beautiful goals by Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gündogan. As Neil Warnock said before kick-off, it was good news that his side have to play them only twice this season. On a dank afternoon this was a harrowing experience for Cardiff – an ordeal. By half-time, by which point City had established a three-goal lead, it was a case of damage limitation. Things could have been worse for Cardiff, too, with Joe Ralls fortunate to avoid a red card for a poor first-half challenge on Gündogan. Long before the final whistle, City stroked the ball around at will, safe in the knowledge they had sealed a 10th win in 12 Premier League matches and hoisted themselves up to second in the table. Continue reading...
Che Adams brace causes Marcelo Bielsa’s first league defeat Peterborough turn it around to go top of League One Despite enjoying over 70% of possession at Elland Road, Leeds lost 2-1 to Birmingham and their undefeated league record under Marcelo Bielsa in the process thanks to two first-half goals from Che Adams. Goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell should have kept out the opener as he was beaten at the near post but he could not do anything about the second, a counter-attack which resulted in a cool Adams finish. Ezgjan Alioski gave Leeds hope with five minutes left on the clock but it was not enough to maintain their undefeated record but they do remain top as Middlesbrough could only draw 0-0 at home against Swansea. Continue reading...
A funny thing happened when Burnley took the lead in a league game for the first time this season. Within another couple of minutes they had a second goal, a much‑needed first victory was on the way and suddenly high-flying Bournemouth were the ones looking quizzically at each other after being caught in possession or passing to opponents. With two late Ashley Barnes goals wrapping up the points, Sean Dyche was able to admit to relief at the end. “There’s a nervousness you can feel when you are still waiting for your first win,” the Burnley manager said. “This is only a start, we still expect a lot more of ourselves, but we want to be winning games again.” Continue reading...
Sir Alex Ferguson was back at Old Trafford for the first time since he underwent emergency brain surgery in May. He received a huge ovation from supporters before the 1-1 draw with Wolves Wolves frustrate Manchester United on Sir Alex Ferguson’s return Continue reading...
CHELSEA star Eden Hazard will NOT meet the goal target set for him by manager Maurizio Sarri.
TOTTENHAM got back to winning ways with a victory over Brighton – but who impressed?
TOTTENHAM boss Mauricio Pochettino should copy the way Jurgen Klopp has altered the position of his full-backs at Liverpool, claims BT Sport pundit Owen Hargreaves.
ARSENAL fans are calling for youngster Eddie Nketiah to be given a chance in the first-team following his impressive performance for the Under-23s against Liverpool.
LIVERPOOL boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed Virgil van Dijk suffered a bruised rib in the 3-0 win over Southampton.
LIVERPOOL captain Jordan Henderson insisted there are still things to work on despite making it six wins from six in the Premier league.
There were comfortable wins for Manchester City, Liverpool and Burnley, but Manchester United were held at home by Wolves in front of Sir Alex Ferguson 5.27pm BST And with that, I’m off. It’s been a blast. Bye! 5.26pm BST Maybe Mike Ashley should show up a bit more often? On the day that Kevin Keegan revealed he is no longer welcome at St James’s Park after falling out with Newcastle United’s detested owner, it was just like the Sports Direct chief executive to attend his first match for almost 18 months on a damp and dreary day in southeast London. He was treated to a backs-to-the-wall performance that earned Rafa Benítez’s side only their second point of the season but also laid bare the challenge facing their beleaguered manager this season. More from Selhurst Park: Related: Palace frustrated after Mamadou Sakho fluffs chance to sink Newcastle Continue reading...
Maybe Mike Ashley should show up a bit more often? Although on this evidence it is easy to see why he stays away. On the day that Kevin Keegan revealed he is no longer welcome at St James’ Park after falling out with Newcastle’s widely detested owner, it was just like the Sports Direct chief executive to attend his first game for almost 18 months on a damp and dreary day in south-east London that reflected the levels of entertainment on display. Continue reading...
JOSE MOURINHO was far from impressed with the display from his Manchester United attackers in the 1-1 draw with Wolves this afternoon, stating “we deserve the punishment”.
Sir Alex Ferguson was back where he belongs – at Old Trafford – for the first time since recovering from a brain haemorrhage but he witnessed a disappointing draw for a Manchester United team who failed to turn dominance into three points. At the close Wolves came close to stealing victory when David de Gea saved a shot from Adama Traoré with a foot and the winger then blasted wide in added time. This left José Mourinho again bewailing his players’ mindset, stating those of Wolves possessed a “World Cup final” attitude and his did not. Continue reading...
Huddersfield glimpsed a first league win of the season here when Mathias Jørgensen swept them into an early lead, but that turned out to be a cruel mirage. Leicester soon reintroduced them to reality by equalising through Kelechi Iheanacho before taking control of the match. They sealed victory in the second half thanks to goals by the former England striker Jamie Vardy and the excellent James Maddison, a 21-year-old who will become a valuable part of England’s future if he continues to perform as he has done for Leicester since his arrival from Norwich this summer for £24m. It is a fee that already looks more than reasonable. Continue reading...
LIVERPOOL sailed to victory over Southampton during a simple afternoon at Anfield.
West Brom are discussing a short term contract for former Crystal Palace winger Bakary Sako. The 30-year-old is a free agent having left Roy Hodsgon's side at the end of last season.
Wigan Athletic are interested in signing free agent centre-back Steven Caulker. The one-time England international, who is still only 26, left Dundee in the summer and is yet to join a new club.
As Jürgen Klopp is fond of telling, it takes greed, aggression, talent and a phenomenal work-rate to succeed on his terms yet Liverpool are making the hard art of victory look routine. The Premier League summit was reclaimed with ease against Southampton, a seventh straight win stretching a flawless start as well as the idea that healthy competition exists between the best and the rest. Liverpool ended the contest before half-time as a Wesley Hoedt own goal, Joël Matip header and Mohamed Salah tap-in brought an emphatic interval lead over Mark Hughes’ visitors. If Charity Shield results are included, this is now the finest start to a campaign in Liverpool’s illustrious history. They are raking up wins while in second gear, have kept eight consecutive clean sheets at home in the Premier League and have two points more than Manchester City did at the corresponding stage of last season. Not that anyone at Anfield is looking too far ahead, of course. Continue reading...
MANCHESTER UNITED were held to a draw against promoted Wolves at Old Trafford leaving them eight points adrift of Premier League leaders Liverpool. See how the goals were scored with Express Sport.
MOHAMED SALAH got on the scoresheet as Liverpool maintained their 100 percent start to the Premier League with a routine victory over Southampton. See how the goals were scored with Express Sport.
MANCHESTER UNITED dropped two points against Wolves after a mixed day at Old Trafford.
ARSENAL stars Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette have been slammed for their first-half performance against Newcastle last week.
MANCHESTER UNITED star Paul Pogba is benefitting from Jose Mourinho’s decision to make Marouane Fellaini a regular starter, according to Garth Crooks.
• Ferguson attends Manchester United’s game against Wolves• Former manager underwent emergency brain surgery in MaySir Alex Ferguson was given an emotional ovation at Old Trafford yesterday on his first return to the stadium since undergoing emergency brain surgery in May. The former manager, described by the stadium announcer before Manchester United’s game against Wolves as “one of the greatest figures in the club’s history”, responded to the fans’ welcome by waving, smiling, and pumping both fists. Continue reading...
VIRGIL VAN DIJK was forced off through injury in the second half of Liverpool's clash with Southampton.
THIS is the moment when Manchester United hero Sir Alex Ferguson returned to Old Trafford for the first time since undergoing emergency brain surgery.
CRISTIANO RONALDO reportedly thinks something has changed following his decision to swap Real Madrid for Juventus.
LIVERPOOL star Mohamed Salah didn’t look himself against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday - and was too wasteful in possession.
BARCELONA are one of several clubs interested in 23-year-old Lille winger Nicolas Pepe.
Barcelona will look to capitalise on Ander Herrera still not having signed a new deal at Old Trafford and make another bid for the playmaker.
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is on the radar of Turkish club Besiktas as his contract ticks down at Stamford Bridge. Giroud's 18-month deal at Stamford Bridge runs out at the end of the season.
The impressive Aleksandar Mitrovic’s equaliser earned Fulham a point after they were battered in the first half by Watford 2.38pm BST I’ll leave you with John Brewin’s match report from Craven Cottage. Thanks for your company, bye! Related: Aleksandar Mitrovic keeps up hot streak as Fulham and Watford share points 2.31pm BST Post-match interviews Aleksandar Mitrovic “It was a tough game. The first half they were much better and we didn’t play like we wanted. In the second half we pressed them high and created a lot of chances, especially in the last few minutes. The team plays for me and we play attacking football. I’m always close to goal and I’m really enjoying playing here.” Continue reading...
PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN boss Thomas Tuchel has been forced to deny reports that he had a falling-out with star striker Edinson Cavani.
MANCHESTER UNITED midfielder Marouane Fellaini is a “dream for centre-halves” and is a vital part of the United side.
FULHAM salvaged a point against high-flying Watford thanks to striker Aleksandar Mitrovic. See how the Premier League action unfolded with Express Sport.
At times it is hard to read Unspoken, the new book written with Gary Speed’s widow. But at least more of those in the game struggling with depression now feel able to come forwardIt is the family stuff, the detail that would usually remain private, that provides some of the toughest passages from the newly released book Unspoken, in which the people who knew Gary Speed the best try to make sense out of a tragedy none of them will ever properly understand. The story, for example, his widow, Louise, tells of the long, unimaginable battle to start functioning again and the shattering effects of what she describes, more than once, as being put on the scene of a horror film. It was Louise who found her husband in the garage, who had to cut him down and will always have to live with that image. “As time goes on,” she says, “you hope it’s a film that fades.” But there was also a long period when she could not even eat, when she drank to numb the pain and lost so much weight she describes herself as a walking skeleton. Continue reading...
NEYMAR is once again the victim of a verbal attack by Fleetwood Town manager Joey Barton.
MANCHESTER UNITED host Wolves today in the Premier League and Express Sport is on hand with all the details including kick-off time, TV channel and live stream.
LIVERPOOL new-boys Naby Keita and Fabinho have contributed to the improvement in James Milner this season.
SIR ALEX FERGUSON has admitted he feels nervous ahead of his emotional return to Manchester United this afternoon.
LIVERPOOL host Southampton today in the Premier League and Express Sport is on hand with all the details including kick-off time, TV channel and how to watch on live stream.
Everton haven’t won at Arsenal for more than 20 years – Silva would put down a marker with a result this weekendThe last time Everton won at Arsenal the manager in the home dugout was Bruce Rioch, Newcastle were runaway league leaders and Kevin Keegan was still a couple of months away from his famous “I’d love it” outburst. Attempting to break the 22-year hoodoo on Sunday is Marco Silva, the fourth Everton manager to take up the challenge in the last four seasons, and at least the Portuguese can say he has first-hand experience of finishing in front at the Emirates. Continue reading...
JOSE MOURINHO is expecting a very difficult season with Manchester United.
ARSENAL will allow Mesut Ozil to leave in January if his form does not pick up between now and then.
CRISTIANO RONALDO craves love from Juventus - something Real Madrid were unable to give him, says Guillem Balague.
REAL MADRID did not want to let Cristiano Ronaldo leave the club in the summer, but the superstar declared he wanted to leave for personal reasons.
CHELSEA stars Cesc Fabregas and Gary Cahill will be among a few players "fed up" with their lack of game time under Maurizio Sarri.
ADRIEN RABIOT has agreed a sensational transfer to Barcelona next summer, according to reports.
Yannick Carrasco is a January transfer target for Arsenal and Italian champions Juventus. The former Atletico Madrid forward has spent almost a year in the Chinese Super League, a move which caused controversy nine months ago when he decided to join Dalian Yifang along with team-mate Nicolas Gaitan. Despite the lucrative move, the 25-year-old still managed \[…\]
SOUTHAMPTON can end Liverpool’s 100 per cent start to the season and win at Anfield this afternoon.
MANCHESTER UNITED icon Sir Alex Ferguson would have got Wilfried Zaha fully firing at Old Trafford, according to Glenn Murray.
Man Utd midfielder Paul Pogba continues to be linked with a potential move to Barcelona, according to the latest transfer gossip round-up.
CRISTIANO RONALDO’s involvement in Juventus’ Champions League clash with Manchester United remains far from certain.
CHELSEA star Mateo Kovacic admits he’s much happier at Stamford Bridge following his move from Real Madrid.
Barcelona plan to watch Manchester United’s Paul Pogba in every game for the rest of this season as they consider a move for the midfield star. The Spanish Liga club were said to be keen on recruiting him last summer, but a move never materialised and representatives were there to see him in action in \[…\]
LIVERPOOL news - Express Sport is on hand to bring you all the latest rumours and gossip coming out of Anfield.
Chelsea will hope Eden Hazard is at his sparkling best after skipping Thursday’s Europa League win over PAOK because of fatigue. The forward will be crucial to Maurizio Sarri’s hopes of securing a sixth successive league win, especially with doubts over Pedro’s fitness after picking up a shoulder injury in Greece. It could be a feisty encounter at the London Stadium. West Ham, who are sweating on Marko Arnautovic’s fitness, got off the mark against Everton last weekend and have won two of their past three home games against Chelsea. Jacob Steinberg Sunday 1.30pm Sky Sports Premier League Continue reading...
Arsenal scored five against Everton home and away in the league last season and Marco Silva’s side appear to have improved very little defensively. The same goes for Unai Emery as both teams are yet to keep a clean sheet in all competitions. Richarlison’s return from suspension will certainly give Everton a lift but Arsenal still have the bigger guns in attack. The last time Emery’s side failed to beat Everton at home in the league was 2013. Graham Searles Sunday 4pm Sky Sports Premier League Continue reading...
Leno is not happy with his role on the bench at Arsenal On talkSPORT.com Arsenal summer signing Bernd Leno is frustrated at being second choice to Petr Cech Gary Cahill is ready to leave Chelsea in the summer, having not played under Maurizio Sarri yet Former Atletico Madrid man Yannick Carrasco is eyeing a return \[…\]
Man Utd face Wolves in the Premier League fixture this weekend and it could be the ideal dress rehearsal for midfielder Ruben Neves.
LIVERPOOL team news - predicted 4-3-3 line up to face Southampton this afternoon .
MANCHESTER UNITED news - Express Sport is on hand to bring you all the latest rumours and gossip coming out of Old Trafford.
LIVERPOOL captain Jordan Henderson has described his delight at learning that Danny Ings is unable to play against his side today.
MANCHESTER CITY team news - predicted Man City line up for Premier League clash with Cardiff on Saturday.
JOSE MOURINHO will axe Diogo Dalot for the visit of Wolves this afternoon - despite his impressive Manchester United debut.
CHELSEA ace Mateo Kovacic has revealed he still watches a Manchester United legend on the internet.
MANCHESTER UNITED star Paul Pogba reportedly remains a transfer target for Barcelona, with the La Liga giants aiming to make the most of "frequent arguing" with Jose Mourinho.
CHELSEA boss Maurizio Sarri is implementing the same ideas at Stamford Bridge as Pep Guardiola did at Barcelona.
LIVERPOOL ace Mohamed Salah will only be affected by the pressure he puts on himself.
Man Utd face Wolves in the Premier League fixture this afternoon as Alexis Sanchez is set to replace Anthony Martial in the starting line-up.
Paul Pogba had attracted heavy interest from the La Liga giants during the summer transfer window amid reports of his fractious relationship with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.