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Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino backs Erik Lamela to be key man for Spurs

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Mauricio Pochettino says Erik Lamela will be vital to Tottenham's progression after making his first start in over 13 months against Brighton.

Arsene Wenger defends Alexis Sanchez after wasteful Arsenal showing against West Ham

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Arsene Wenger defended Alexis Sanchez after the Arsenal forward once again failed to make an impact as the Gunners stumbled to a 0-0 draw at West Ham.

David Moyes delights in West Ham's defensive improvements as Arsenal are held

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David Moyes was delighted with another impressive West Ham defensive display after holding Arsenal at the London Stadium

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Premier League 2017-18: EPL table standings, gameweek 17 fixtures, latest scores, results, top scorers and Golden Boot, live, TV channel, predictions

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Gameweek 17 of the 2017-18 Premier League season is upon us with a host of midweek clashes in store as the cold December weather bites.

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Arsenal lose more ground on top four with another away-day setback as David Moyes builds momentum at West Ham

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Arsenal lost further ground on the Premier League pace-setters after they were held to a goalless draw at West Ham.

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Scott McTominay and Luke Shaw start for Manchester United vs Bournemouth

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Scott McTominay starts for Manchester United against Bournemouth tonight as Jose Mourinho seeks an answer to his midfield problems.

West Ham vs Arsenal team news: Jack Wilshere makes first Premier League league start for Gunners in 577 days

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Jack Wilshere will make his first Premier League start for Arsenal in 577 days after being named in Arsene Wenger's side to face West Ham at the London Stadium.

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Boost for Manchester United as Angel Gomes signs new contract amid Real Madrid and Barcelona transfer links

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Manchester United have confirmed that Angel Gomes has signed his first professional contract with the club.

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Millwall exploring new sites away from Bermondsey amid fears they will be forced out of The Den

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Millwall are reconsidering leaving Bermondsey because they fear Lewisham council still wants to sell land around The Den to property developers.

James McArthur hopes dramatic Crystal Palace winner will be defining moment in Premier League survival bid

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James McArthur hopes his dramatic injury-time winner against Watford will be a defining moment for Crystal Palace in their bid for Premier League survival.

Mauricio Pochettino fires a warning to Tottenham's rivals ahead of the festive fixtures

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Follow Tottenham's match with Brighton LIVE on Standard Sport tonight

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Willian says he is staying at Chelsea amid transfer links with Manchester United, Barcelona and Palmeiras

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Willian insists he will not be leaving Chelsea during the January transfer window, despite his lack of first-team action this season.

Chris Froome could lose Vuelta title after drugs test shock

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Chris Froome could be banned and stripped of his Vuelta title after a drugs test produced an "adverse analytical finding" during the race in September.

British Boxing Board of Control to consider Tyson Fury boxing licence in January

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Tyson Fury could have his boxing licence reinstated by the British Boxing Board of Control when its stewards meet in January.

England bowler Jimmy Anderson ordered to take responsibility for Ashes performances after criticising coaches

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Joe Root has told Jimmy Anderson to take responsibility for his own game, after England's attack leader appeared to criticise the team's coaching staff.

AFC Wimbledon get go-ahead to build new Plough Lane stadium... and set sights on Barcelona for grand opening

AFC Wimbledon were today given the go ahead to start building their new £25million stadium at Plough Lane.

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Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad stand on brink of history and Joe Root needs England pair to turn Ashes series

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Before Jimmy Anderson leaves Perth next week, England fans hope he and Stuart Broad will be doused in something rather more expensive than Australian beer.

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Arsenal need a miracle to win the Premier League title, admits Alexandre Lacazette

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Alexandre Lacazette believes Arsenal need a "miracle" to win the Premier League title.

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Chris Froome urine test in Vuelta a Espana double WADA threshold for asthma drug Salbutamol

Chris Froome will provide whatever information is required by the UCI about his use of medication for asthma during the 2017 Vuelta a Espana after a urine test revealed a concentration of the asthma drug Salbutamol that was double the WADA…

Wednesday, Dec 13

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte will not listen to 'bull***t' about the Premier League title race

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A frank Antonio Conte offered no apologies for writing off Chelsea's title challenge, saying it would be "bulls**t" to suggest otherwise due to Manchester City's awesome form.

Tuesday, Dec 12

Tyson Fury free to fight again after Ukad hand former world champion backdated two year ban

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Tyson Fury has been cleared to resume his boxing career immediately after receiving a two-year ban from boxing that has been backdated to December 2015, UK Anti-Doping (Ukad) has announced.

Ben Stokes has changed English cricket forever, warns Alastair Cook

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Alastair Cook has said English cricket will never be the same again following Ben Stokes' arrest.

Clermont Auvergne's Nick Abendanon vows to pile on the pain for Saracens

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Shell-shocked Saracens have been warned to expect another battering from Clermont Auvergne on Sunday.

Alastair Cook: I will get people off my back... I've not given in

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If Alastair Cook can bat as impressively at the WACA as he spoke here on Tuesday, then perhaps England have a chance of retaining the Ashes after all.

Monday, Dec 11

Michael Vaughan astounded by 'stupid' England cricketers who 'act like students'

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Michael Vaughan is aghast at the 'stupidity' of England's late-night drinkers and believes senior players have serious questions to answer about the Ashes tourists' troubles.

Manchester United vs Man City tunnel row: FA assessing referee's derby report

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The FA were today assessing referee Michael Oliver's report from Manchester City's 2-1 win over Manchester United before deciding whether to take action over an alleged tunnel bust-up at full-time.

Frank Warren keen for stunned James DeGale to face rematch with Caleb Truax

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James Degale looks set for a rematch against Caleb Truax after his shock defeat by the American at the Copper Box Arena on Saturday.

Sunday, Dec 10

Ronnie O'Sullivan earns share of the records after sixth UK Championship title

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Ronnie O'Sullivan grabbed a share of two of snooker's great records as he landed his sixth Betway UK Championship title in stunning fashion.

Ben Duckett banned from playing on England Lions tour and hit with maximum fine

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England Lions player Ben Duckett has been hit with a "maximum fine" and banned from playing for the remainder of the tour.

Moeen Ali fears misbehaving England stars will drive young fans away from cricket

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Moeen Ali believes cricketers risk driving young fans away from the game unless they change their behaviour.

James DeGale stunned by Caleb Truax as Brit loses IBF super-middleweight belt on points

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James DeGale has lost his IBF super-middleweight belt after he was surprisingly beaten by American Caleb Truax on a majority decision.

Saturday, Dec 9

Ashes 2017: England suspend Ben Duckett after incident in Perth bar

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England's Ashes tour threatened to descend into chaos on Saturday as Lions batsman Ben Duckett was suspended following an incident in a Perth bar on Thursday night.