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Dortmund give Stöger 'once-in-a-lifetime' chance after firing Bosz | Andy Brassell

It is left to Peter Stöger, sent packing from Köln last week, to restore confidence at Borussia Dortmund where there has been next to none

José Mourinho in post-match fracas over Manchester City’s ‘noisy’ celebrations

Police officers and stewards had to separate up to 20 players and members of staff from Manchester United and City after an extraordinary bust-up in which bottles and punches were thrown and Mikel Arteta, one of Pep Guardiola’s assistants,…

Everton’s Sam Allardyce sees his dour derby plan come to fruition | Paul Wilson

It was no surprise to see the former England manager attempt to frustrate Liverpool with his pragmatic tactics in the 1-1 draw at Anfield

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Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

Sean Dyche takes Burnley into lofty territory, José Mourinho miscalculated in the Manchester derby and Tiémoué Bakayoko fails to justify his costly transfer

Football transfer rumours: Manchester United in for Milinkovic-Savic?

Today’s tell-all didn’t get where it is today being squirted by water and milk


The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos


Our weekend roundup of the best photography from England’s top flight.


José Mourinho admits title race is all but over after Manchester City defeat

José Mourinho all but admitted defeat in the Premier League title race after watching Manchester United fall 11 points behind a Manchester City team he described as being “protected by the luck” and helped on their way to the championship…

Jürgen Klopp and Sam Allardyce disagree over Merseyside derby penalty – video


The managers of Liverpool and Everton, Jürgen Klopp and Sam Allardyce, saw a late penalty, which was converted by Wayne Rooney to earn the Toffees a point, very differently. Klopp argued that his team were subject to 60-70 similar…


Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City: five talking points from Sunday’s game | Jamie Jackson

Did José Mourinho’s decision to take the handbrake off hand the title to Manchester City and would things have been different if Paul Pogba was not suspended?

Jürgen Klopp unhappy with penalty, but not Liverpool team selection

Jürgen Klopp refused to accept his team selection and substitutions had cost Liverpool victory in the Merseyside derby after he left Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino on the bench and withdrew Mohamed Salah before seeing Everton pinch…


Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City: Premier League – as it happened

David Silva and Nicolás Otamendi scored from set-pieces while Ederson denied Romelu Lukaku and Juan Mata late on as City went 11 points clear at the top with a derby victory

Manchester City defeat United with Otamendi strike and open 11-point gap

For Manchester City, this was not just the day they declared themselves the best team in town. It counts for more than that, surely, when there is now an 11-point gap at the top of the Premier League and the team in second place have just…


Hibernian recover from two goals down to earn point against Celtic

Hibernian fought from two goals down to grab a 2-2 draw in a pulsating encounter with leaders Celtic at Easter Road.

Wayne Rooney penalty earns Everton unlikely derby point at Liverpool

Jürgen Klopp turned on the referee, his assistants, the media and even a member of Everton’s press team over the penalty that cost Liverpool victory in the 229th Merseyside derby. Everyone appeared in the firing line for the Liverpool…

Liverpool 1-1 Everton: Premier League – live!

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Late Olivier Giroud equaliser spares Arsenal against Southampton

When Arsène Wenger made his third and final substitution, with Arsenal trailing and struggling for penetration, the travelling supporters groaned. Alexandre Lacazette had shown flashes of his threat but he was the player to make way.…


Southampton 1-1 Arsenal: Premier League – as it happened

Southampton took the lead through Charlie Austin in the third minute and led until two minutes from time when Olivier Giroud’s header grabbed a point for an under-par Arsenal


Borussia Dortmund sack Peter Bosz and appoint Peter Stöger as new manager

Borussia Dortmund have sacked Peter Bosz as head coach after their winless run stretched to 12 games in all competitions with the home defeat against Werder Bremen on Saturday.

Sunday, Dec 10

A combined Manchester XI: which United and City players make it into our team? | Jamie Jackson

On current form four Manchester United players feature in our derby XI, while Pep Guardiola’s team can boast seven

Saturday, Dec 9

José Mourinho warns derby referee of Manchester City’s ‘tactical fouls’

José Mourinho has accused Manchester City of regularly committing “tactical fouls” in order to stop opposition teams counterattacking them and called on Michael Oliver, the referee in charge of Sunday’s Manchester derby at Old Trafford, to…

Juventus 0-0 Internazionale: Serie A – as it happened

Juventus and Internazionale played out a goalless draw in Turin as Luciano Spalletti’s side extended their unbeaten record in Serie A to 16 matches

Newcastle United 2-3 Leicester City: Premier League – as it happened

Newcastle’s poor form continued as Ayoze Perez’s late own goal settled an entertaining, slightly shambolic game at St James’ Park

West Ham United 1-0 Chelsea: Premier League – as it happened

Marko Arnautovic’s lovely early goal and some defiant defending gave West Ham a deserved victory over the champions at the London Stadium

Friday, Dec 8

José Mourinho accuses City players of diving before Manchester derby

José Mourinho has accused Manchester City of diving, with Manchester United’s manager claiming “a little bit of wind and they fall”.

José Mourinho’s harry and hurry battle plan could unstitch Manchester City | Barney Ronay

Manchester United have pressed aggressively in recent matches and Pep Guardiola’s Premier League leaders could find the seams in their defence coming apart in Sunday’s Old Trafford derby

Fifa’s ethics investigator does not have skills for job, says damning report

The suitability of Fifa’s ethics investigator to do the job has been seriously called into question in a severely critical report on football’s world governing body’s governance under the presidency of Gianni Infantino. The Council of…

David Sullivan: ‘I feel I haven’t done well enough. Nobody’s done well enough’

West Ham’s co-owner discusses regrets over Slaven Bilic, why it may be time to stop allowing the manager to choose all the main transfer targets and how his sons could take over from him

Thursday, Dec 7

Fifa removed investigator on trail of Russia World Cup chief Vitaly Mutko

Cornel Borbély, Fifa’s ethics committee chairman, was investigating the alleged role of Russia’s deputy prime minister for sport, tourism and youth policy, Vitaly Mutko, in state-sponsored doping when world football’s ruling body abruptly…

Cristiano Ronaldo wins fifth Ballon d’Or to equal Lionel Messi’s record

When the moment arrived, so did he. Cristiano Ronaldo was in Paris to collect the Ballon d’Or at the foot of the Eiffel Tower on Thursday evening, another grand night to go with those he had in Madrid, Málaga and Munich, and in Cardiff…

José Mourinho faces the season’s big question – how to stop Manchester City? | Jonathan Wilson

In Sunday’s Manchester derby the United manager must call on all his pragmatism to halt Pep Guardiola’s side and keep the title race alive

After evidence of bullying at Aston Villa’s academy, why has the FA gone silent?

The FA was asked to investigate evidence of bullying by Villa’s youth coach Kevin MacDonald and told of a toxic culture, denied by the club. Months later the key personnel remain in place and a player who suffered ‘hell’ waits for answers

Wednesday, Dec 6

Liverpool 7-0 Spartak Moscow: Champions League – as it happened

Philippe Coutinho scored a hat-trick as Liverpool tore Spartak Moscow asunder at Anfield to advance to the knockout stages as group winners

Liverpool to report Spartak Moscow over alleged racial abuse of Rhian Brewster

Liverpool are to make an official complaint to Uefa after Rhian Brewster was allegedly racially abused during the Youth League game with Spartak Moscow on Wednesday.

Revealed: why Match of the Day is biased against [insert your club’s name here] | Marina Hyde

For the first time the massive newspaper, website and TV conspiracy against whichever club you happen to support can finally be exposed

Chelsea ensure Atlético pay a high price for their stretched resources | Barney Ronay

Atlético Madrid’s no transfer policy contributed to their failure to reach the knockout stage of the Champions League, while Eden Hazard’s dazzling display gives Chelsea cause for optimism