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Jose Mourinho explains why Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford don't start together for Manchester United

Jose Mourinho has revealed that the reason he rarely starts both Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford in the same team for Manchester United is because they are too similar. That win kept United in second place, still eight points behind…

Sunday, Nov 19

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Winter is coming for Liverpool, but Mohamed Salah's addition means it may not be as bleak as before

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Winter is coming. Though the November afternoon temperatures in Seville are expected to rise as high as 25 degrees, Liverpool FC will depart the city known as the “Frying pan of Europe” on Tuesday night and plunge into a period marked by…

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David Moyes accuses West Ham stars of letting the side down

David Moyes claimed some "big players with big reputations" are letting West Ham down after the 2-0 loss at Watford. Goals from Will Hughes and Richarlison condemned the Hammers to defeat in Moyes' first game in charge to illustrate the…

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Watford duo Will Hughes and Richarlison hand David Moyes nightmare start to life as West Ham manager

David Moyes endured a nightmare first game as West Ham manager as goals from Will Hughes and Richarlison burst any faint bubbles of optimism. Moyes' appointment just under a fortnight ago went down like his Sunderland team last season with…

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Tommy Fleetwood clinches Race to Dubai title after Justin Rose collapse

Spain's Jon Rahm won the DP World Tour Championship as Justin Rose's dramatic late collapse saw Tommy Fleetwood crowned European No 1. Rose looked set for a remarkable third win in succession to seal a second Race to Dubai title when he…

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Carl Frampton edges out Horacio Garcia to end terrible year on a high

It took Carl Frampton 10 gruelling rounds to find out if he can still fight and if he still wants to fight, on Saturday night in front of boxing's most devoted flock in his beloved Belfast. Frampton was cut, had been trapped repeatedly on…

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England reach semi-finals of the Rugby League World Cup after scrappy 36-6 victory over Papua New Guinea

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England have booked passage to the 2017 Rugby League World Cup semi-finals to face Tonga after powering past Papua New Guinea 36-6 in Melbourne. England have never lost to the Kumuls, with Great Britain suffering just one defeat to the…

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Mesut Özil and Alexis Sanchez shone as Arsenal clicked, but it's a combination that will not be here next season

In the hour or so before Arsenal's emphatically assertive win over Tottenham Hotspur, those who know Arsene Wenger say there was an ever-so-slight trepidation to his demeanour, because he knew there was a risk to their approach. The long…

Saturday, Nov 18

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Scotland still awaiting a first win over New Zealand but push the All Blacks close at Murrayfield

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A moment of New Zealand magic denied Scotland a famous victory in a pulsating contest at BT Murrayfield. With the game firmly in the balance, Sonny Bill Williams broke through the midfield before offloading to Damian McKenzie, who fed…

Zlatan Ibrahimovic once again compares himself to a lion after returning from a knee injury in Newcastle win

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic once again compared himself to a lion after returning from a knee injury in the 4-1 win over Newcastle at Old Trafford. The Swedish forward had previously said "lions do not compare themselves to humans" when asked to…

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Eddie Jones dismisses claim that England were lucky as Australia coach Michael Cheika responds to fans' abuse

Eddie Jones insisted England deserved the record 30-6 victory over Australia even though a number of close calls went in their favour, with the head coach insisting that the referee and television match official made the correct calls…

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Paul Pogba scores on his return from injury as Manchester United come from behind to thrash Newcastle

Paul Pogba was in inspirational form on his first-team return Getty It would all be better once Paul Pogba comes back, they said, and one look at the scoreline would suggest they were correct. The Manchester United midfielder, on his first…

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Late blitz helps England to record-equaling win over Australia but controversial decisions mar performance

England rattled off three tries in the final 10 minutes to equal the record set by Martin Johnson's glory boys of 2000 to 2003 by completing five wins in a row against their old rivals, Australia. Courtney Lawes and Joe Launchbury led the…

Crystal Palace their own worst enemy as stubborn Everton steal a point at Selhurst Park

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At the end of a week in which Everton suffered several setbacks in their search for a new manager, David Unsworth did little to enhance his job prospects while Roy Hodgson was handed another reminder that if Crystal Palace are to avoid…

The Manchester City machine rolls on as they overcome defensive crisis to down Leicester

There's simply no stopping Manchester City at the moment as they overcame a mini defensive crisis to continue their record-breaking start in the Premier League. Another emphatic victory, their eleventh in twelve games, equalled the…

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West Bromwich Albion fans call for Tony Pulis' head as Hazard-inspired Chelsea run riot at the Hawthorns

Eden Hazard led the way as Chelsea cruised to victory at The Hawthorns to leave West Brom head coach Tony Pulis on the brink. Hazard scored a goal in each half with his second on 62 minutes sending thousands of Albion fans streaming for…

Callum Wilson grabs hat-trick as 10-man Bournemouth trounce Huddersfield

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Hat-trick hero Callum Wilson scored his first Premier League goals since his injury nightmare as 10-man Bournemouth inflicted more away-day misery on Huddersfield. The striker, who was sidelined for nine months after suffering a second…

Arsene Wenger backs decision to allow both Arsenal goals despite Tottenham protestations

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Referee Mike Dean had come under scrutiny after it appeared that Spurs had cause for complaint for both goals - with Mauricio Pochettino mentioning it in his own post-game press conference - but Wenger rejected that, saying “it is not…

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Signing of the season Mohamed Salah shows his class as Liverpool put Southampton to the sword

When a manager wants to pay a world record fee for a defender and the deal ends up collapsing dramatically, with his club offering a public apology for clandestine meetings that happened near Blackpool’s winter gardens, it is…

Arsene Wenger outsmarts Mauricio Pochettino as Arsenal leave Tottenham with no answer at all

If there is a much-discussed power shift in north London, it was on this occasion Arsenal just shifting up through the gears, for a 2-0 win that should be much admired. A surprisingly tepid Tottenham Hotspur just couldn't live with the…

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Five things we learned as Arsenal beat bitter rivals Tottenham 2-0 to earn north London bragging rights

Arsenal beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in the north London derby on Saturday, to move just one point behind their bitter local rivals in the league. Arsene Wenger’s side were in superb form and took the lead when Shkodran Mustafi headed home a…

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Why a largely meaningless fight with Horacio Garcia could be the defining bout of Carl Frampton’s career

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Of all the stars to emerge in British boxing over the past ten years, Carl Frampton has perhaps been the most intriguing. A former amateur star, Frampton made his professional debut in June 2009, and has become a two-weight world champion…

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Rugby League World Cup: Fiji edge New Zealand to set up semi-final with Australia

New Zealand are out of the World Cup after Fiji edged a try-less game to book a World Cup semi-final date with Australia. The Kiwis, finalists in the last three tournaments, looked a shadow of their former selves and Fiji took advantage to…

Ashes 2017: Trevor Bayliss plays down concerns over England's bowling ahead of first Test

England coach Trevor Bayliss has brushed aside concerns about his team being unable to bowl out a Cricket Australia XI on the final day of this warm-up match and insists the tourists will arrive in Brisbane believing they can win. Joe Root…

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Arsenal are desperate to win the north London derby - but Tottenham have set the bar even higher

In his press conference yesterday, Arsene Wenger bristled at the suggestion that Arsenal are underdogs heading into the north London derby on Saturday. Having first unceremoniously cut off one journalist who had started his question by…

Friday, Nov 17

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Tony Pulis warns angry West Brom supporters they will struggle to find a better manager than him

Tony Pulis has warned angry West Bromwich Albion supporters demanding his head that they will struggle to find a better head coach to replace him. Pulis admitted he would not be surprised to be sacked with fans in open revolt ahead of the…

John Stones can become one of the leading lights of this Manchester City team, says Pep Guardiola

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John Stones can become one of the leading lights of this Manchester City team, according to his manager Pep Guardiola. The central defender, 23, has been praised for his recent performances for club and country. He was part of the England…

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp jokes that defeat to Southampton could 'kill him' after health scare

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Jürgen Klopp has reminded his Liverpool players the defeat on Saturday could put his health at risk for the second time this week. Klopp was forced to miss sessions at the club's training ground on Wednesday after informing medical staff…

Mauricio Pochettino insists he wouldn't swap Tottenham's improvements for Arsenal's two FA Cups in three years

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Mauricio Pochettino has re-iterated his belief in the primacy of the Premier League over other trophies, saying that he would not swap Tottenham Hotspur's second placed finish last season for Arsenal lifting the FA Cup at Wembley this year…

Sunderland's fans, players and caretaker are crying out for clarity after a manager search that has gone from bad to worse

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There was a time not long ago when the appointment of a Sunderland manager came close to having smoke coming out of the Stadium of Light. Back then, Sunderland changing manager was major news. It always caught the headlines, it usually…