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Wednesday, Sep 20

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Arsenal 1 Doncaster Rovers 0: Arsene Wenger relieved to survive against League One strugglers

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Sir Alex Ferguson might have enjoyed many famous wins against Arsene Wenger but is still unlikely to have ever felt more pride watching a match involving his old adversary than he did tonight. Doncaster Rovers are currently 19th in League…

Carabao Cup fourth-round draw: live

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Will be Chelsea v Everton. Phil Neville thinks it's a real 'mouthwatering tie'. Tottenham v West Ham will be lively at Wembley, Leicester City v Leeds United should be worth a watch and someone will be televising (and liveblogging) Swansea…

Chelsea 5 Nottingham Forest 1: Kenedy returns to Chelsea ranks to set up Carabao Cup romp

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Social media and diplomatic relations might not be his thing, but Kenedy offered encouragement that he still might have a career as a Chelsea footballer. The last time Kenedy did anything of note, Chelsea were forced to issue a grovelling…

Everton 3 Sunderland 0: Dominic Calvert-Lewin gives Goodison Park reason to cheer

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There will be no more soothing sight at Goodison Park this season than that of a striker outpacing an opposing defence and slamming into the top corner. Dominic Calvert-Lewin demonstrated what Everton fans feared they would not be seeing…

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Manchester United vs Burton Albion, Carabao Cup: live score updates

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Dyer scores again in the League Cup but it's not so much on the threshold of time but halfway through the door. United were very good at times, the opposition notwithstanding. Burton battled gamely but there was an understandable gulf in…

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4am starts, teams playing twice and mute Facebook feeds - the Carabao Cup draw farce so far

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Was Thailand's second-most popular energy drink the most relevant sponsor for the competition? Must English football try so slavishly to appeal to the Asian market? What is a Carabao? Fears were raised initially by a wonderfully hyperbolic…

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Lionel Messi runs riot with four goals as Barcelona thrash Eibar 6-1 at Nou Camp

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Lionel Messi scored four as Barcelona cruised to a 6-1 success over Eibar that maintained their 100 per cent start to the La Liga season. Barca made it five wins from five thanks to another Messi masterclass, with his four-goal haul taking…

Tuesday, Sep 19

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Burton manager Nigel Clough reflects on 'bonus' return to Manchester United, 11 years after forcing a replay

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Nigel Clough is reflecting on the 11 years of progress at Burton Albion since their last visit to Manchester United, when the subject of his 2006 squad comes up. “We were part-time and the players were doing all sorts. Our captain was, and…

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Rio Ferdinand says boxing will help channel anger over his wife's death as he targets title fight

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Rio Ferdinand has admitted boxing will help him channel the “anger” he still feels over the tragic death of his wife. As exclusively revealed by Telegraph Sport, Ferdinand confirmed on Tuesday he was attempting to become a professional…

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Neymar and Edinson Cavani's squabble was about more than a set-piece - it was a battle for centre stage

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The challenge comes in. Neymar crumples on the edge of the box. Free-kick. As Neymar gets gingerly to his feet, Edinson Cavani is already strolling over, marking out his territory. Dani Alves picks up the ball. Cavani tries to grab it.…

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Kenedy primed for surprise Chelsea reprieve with first appearance since being sent home from China tour

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It was thought Kenedy may have already played his last game for Chelsea after making a series of inappropriate social media posts that provoked a grovelling apology from the club in both English and in Mandarin. The Football Association…

England vs West Indies, first ODI: live score updates

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The batsman's Holder, the bowler's Willey... actually, that's not right. The bowler's Willey the batsman's Bishoo, which makes no sense, and Devendra Bishoo has failed to make any sense of this full ball. He got down on one knee and tried…

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Leicester vs Liverpool, Carabao Cup: live score updates

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Well Liverpool dominated that game almost all the way through and were the better team for long periods, but they didn't make their dominance count. They could - and perhaps should - have been out of sight by half time, but a combination…

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Carabao Cup third round: 10 talking points including do Man Utd have strength in depth?

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Following Paul Pogba's injury last Tuesday in the Champions League, Jose Mourinho is likely to give a runout to his second-string players, hoping to avoid a similar occurrence. Their Championship opponents have come along way since these…

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Exclusive: Rio Ferdinand to become professional boxer at the age of 38

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Rio Ferdinand, the former Manchester United and England captain, is to attempt to become a professional boxer. The 38-year-old has confirmed he is taking up the sport in what had been billed as a “major news announcement”. Ferdinand will…

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Jurgen Klopp backs Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to shake off baggage and thrive at Liverpool

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Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will discard any mental baggage and fulfil his potential at Anfield, according to manager Jurgen Klopp. Oxlade-Chamberlain will make his first start for Liverpool since his £35 million switch…

Ander Herrera still feels valued by Jose Mourinho despite limited game time this season

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Ander Herrera is convinced he retains the trust and support of Jose Mourinho, despite being largely overlooked by the Manchester United manager so far this season. Herrera has started just one Premier League game since the summer arrival…

Monday, Sep 18

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Mark Sampson says accusations of bullying and racism have put him in 'a very difficult position emotionally'

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Mark Sampson, the England Women's manager, admits accusations of bullying, harassment and racism have “put him in a difficult position emotionally” as the Football Association continues its investigation into his conduct. The scrutiny on…

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Romelu Lukaku becomes figure of hate for snub to old fans' code

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Already on Merseyside, they are gargling, readying their throats in anticipation. The T-shirts are being printed; the old replica shirts being prepared for burning. Because when Romelu Lukaku returns to Goodison Park with Manchester United…

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Adam Hollioake: 'I felt the noise of the bomb blast through my whole body'

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Adam Hollioake thought he had seen it all in a sporting career that has covered everything from leading England to a one-day trophy, to a professional bout in mixed martial arts. But that was before he took on a coaching role in…

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Rory McIlroy accepts invite to play in next week's British Masters in huge boost to golf in the north-east

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Rory McIlroy has handed the British Masters and north-east golf a huge boost by accepting an invitation to play in next week's tournament in Newcastle. The four-time major-winner revealed his intention to appear at Close House, following…

Lewis Hamilton tells fan he should 'go to Specsavers' over claim Sebastian Vettel is better driver

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Lewis Hamilton told a Formula One fan who claimed Sebastian Vettel was a better driver than him that he should "go to Specsavers" after moving 28 points clear of his rival in the title race with victory in Singapore. Hamilton is now the…

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Tempers flare at PSG as Neymar and Edinson Cavani argue over set-piece duties

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Neymar and Edinson Cavani have been ordered to overcome their differences after the forwards twice fought over the right to take set-pieces. PSG beat Lyon 2-0 on Sunday evening to maintain their perfect start to the season but the match…

Sunday, Sep 17

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Sean Dyche claims Burnley's long-ball approach was 'good game planning' against fragile Liverpool

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Increasingly, the most impressive defensive performances at Anfield are in the media room post-match. Whether it is Jurgen Klopp arguing his side were denied a victory through luck, or Burnley manager Sean Dyche justifying tactics already…

Man City were in this same position last season - but this is what sets them apart this time

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Fifteen goals in their last three matches with none conceded: it is fair to suggest that Manchester City are enjoying a bit of form. But, much as he relished watching his side in imperious mood as they shredded Watford's unbeaten start to…

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Ronald Koeman hits back at Jose Mourinho claims Everton should be challenging for top four

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Ronald Koeman hit back at Jose Mourinho's claims that Everton should be challenging for the Champions League positions by warning supporters they must be “realistic” about his club's prospects this season. Everton are marooned in the…

Lewis Hamilton gifted a miracle by Sebastian Vettel's crash in Singapore to extend title-race lead to 28 points

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The “miracle” that Lewis Hamilton said he needed to win the Singapore Grand Prix was presented to him at the very first corner, all gleaming, gift-wrapped and tied up with a red Ferrari ribbon. Of all the novel ways by which he imagined he…

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Alvaro Morata's struggles make Chelsea look a different animal without Diego Costa

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Chelsea missed their international man of mystery here. Wherever Diego Costa was, he was not out there scrapping with Arsenal's centre-backs, which Álvaro Morata was – without success. In a display of unusual mediocrity by the Premier…