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Calls for FA officials to resign as Aluko says treatment ‘bordered on blackmail’

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The Football Association’s senior management were facing calls for multiple resignations after a calamitous day for the people running the sport when their failings in the Mark Sampson affair were brutally exposed and the chief executive,…

Rashford preys on Benfica keeper’s error for Manchester United winner

This was a regulation Manchester United victory pulled straight out of the José Mourinho playbook. His side were uneven yet in Marcus Rashford had a player of elevated class who dragged United to three consecutive victories in Group A with…

Celtic thrashed by rampant Bayern Munich in Champions League mis-match

Celtic are becoming ominously accustomed to Champions League mis-matches. The margin of defeat here may not have been as harrowing as delivered by Barcelona and Paris Saint‑Germain in the past 13 months but the tale of a gulf in class was…

Chelsea’s Antonio Conte hits back at Mourinho barb after draw with Roma

Antonio Conte has reacted angrily to José Mourinho’s observation that “other managers cry and cry and cry” about injuries to their players, a criticism perceived to be aimed at the Chelsea manager, and suggested his opposite number at…

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FA needs urgent change at the top after damning day at Eni Aluko hearing | Martha Kelner

Martin Glenn should be among the casualties after select committee inquiry shines light on shameful failings in handling discrimination allegations


Eden Hazard strikes twice to earn Chelsea draw after Edin Dzeko double for Roma

Chelsea halted a losing run here but, even in the knowledge that their leadership of this group is maintained, Antonio Conte will not be hoodwinked by this result. There had been moments when his side gasped at the ferocity of Roma’s…

Bayern Munich v Celtic: Champions League – as it happened

Bayern Munich crushed Celtic at the Allianz Arena thanks to goals from Thomas Muller, Joshua Kimmich and Mats Hummels

Benfica v Manchester United: Champions League –as it happened

Goalkeeping blunder gifts victory to United; Mourinho’s team top of their group with maximum points

Chelsea 3-3 Roma: Champions League – as it happened

Edin Dzeko scored twice – one a wonder goal – but Eden Hazard scored a brace himself to rescue a point for Chelsea in a pulsating game that Roma dominated


Leicester’s new manager search goes on as Allardyce and Ancelotti are ruled out


Leicester City’s search for a new manager in the wake of Craig Shakespeare’s dismissal looks like being far from straightforward, with Carlo Ancelotti and Sam Allardyce among the high-profile names to distance themselves from a vacancy…

Jack Wilshere backs Arsenal to bounce back in Red Star Belgrade cauldron


Jack Wilshere leapt to the defence of his Arsenal team-mates whose temperament was savaged by Troy Deeney in the aftermath of the defeat at Watford last weekend. “As a player if your attitude is questioned it’s horrible,” Wilshere said. “I…


Eni Aluko accuses FA of actions 'bordering on blackmail' as Glenn and co grilled – as it happened

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MP calls for FA officials to resign after calamitous day; Martha Kelner: FA needs urgent change at the top; FA apologises to Aluko and Drew Spence over Simpson’s racial remarks

Senegal call up Liverpool’s Sadio Mané for World Cup qualifiers despite injury

Senegal have named Sadio Mané in their squad for next month’s crucial World Cup qualifiers despite the Liverpool forward being sidelined with a hamstring injury.

Tottenham reaping rewards of Pochettino’s vision, on and off the pitch | David Hytner

Spurs manager ran through his options in the commendable draw at Real Madrid and the Argentinian is increasing his sphere of influence at the club


Denmark Women’s World Cup qualifier in Sweden called off in pay dispute


Denmark Women’s World Cup qualifier against Sweden has been cancelled because of a pay dispute.


Oxlade-Chamberlain: ‘I must be patient for first team chances at Liverpool’

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has said he must be patient for first-team opportunities at Liverpool as he is still developing and adapting to Jürgen Klopp’s methods.

Kevin De Bruyne in no rush to sign new contract with Manchester City

Kevin De Bruyne insists there is no rush to sign a new contract with Manchester City. The Belgian midfielder has been in brilliant form in the first two months of the season and delivered another masterful performance as City beat Napoli 2…


Tory MP missing universal credit debate for Barcelona game is ‘doing good job’

A Conservative MP who will miss a Commons vote on welfare policy on Wednesday night to officiate at a Champions League match is “doing a good job” in his role as both a parliamentarian and a referee, one of his colleagues has insisted.

Edin Dzeko: ‘I don’t run? I don’t give my best? Come on! That is a joke’

In an exclusive interview, the Roma striker discusses the criticism he has endured throughout his career, growing up in Bosnia during the war and facing Chelsea in the Champions League

Football teams fielding three or more players with the same first name | The Knowledge

Plus: players who have mysteriously disappeared, European Copa Libertadores winners and brothers sent off for the same club, in the same season in the same position. Send your questions and answers to knowledge@theguardian.com or tweet …

Tuesday, Oct 17

Harry Kane relishes Real Madrid experience but key moment proves elusive | Sid Lowe

Tottenham’s top scorer could not find the decisive finishing touch at the Bernabéu but still made an impact that demonstrates how far he has come

Real Madrid 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Champions League – as it happened

Spurs left the Bernabeu with a point after an intelligent and brave performance marred by one rash challenge

Spurs’ Harry Kane rues missed chance after Cristiano Ronaldo earns Real draw

Harry Kane’s reaction said it all. It was a mixture of disbelief and deep regret. There were 71 minutes on the clock and, suddenly, Tottenham Hotspur’s main man was in. The pass from Fernando Llorente was made to measure and, when Kane…

Craig Shakespeare sacked by Leicester City after four months in charge

Leicester City are searching for their third manager in the space of eight months after Craig Shakespeare’s brief reign was brought to an abrupt end when he was sacked yesteron Tuesday.

Monday, Oct 16

Leicester City 1-1 West Brom: Premier League – as it happened

Riyad Mahrez equalised for Leicester City after Nacer Chadli’s impressive free-kick earned a very defensive West Bromwich Albion an away point

Revealed: the 14-word email that puts FA’s Greg Clarke under fresh scrutiny

Greg Clarke’s position as chairman of the Football Association is likely to come under severe scrutiny after new revelations about his handling of the alleged‑racism scandal and cover-up that has led to his organisation being summoned to a…

Valencia resist battling Betis amid the 'blessed madness' | Sid Lowe

It’s hard to know where to start with Real Betis 3-6 Valencia, the game that was always likely to be fun but proved to be even more fantastic

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

Anthony Knockaert could make the difference for Brighton, Pablo Zabaleta fed up with West Ham’s ill-discipline and Kevin de Bruyne is drawing more praise

Sunday, Oct 15

Unhappy Antonio Conte questions Chelsea’s ability to defend their title

Antonio Conte has warned that Chelsea will find it difficult to defend the title after their shock defeat by Crystal Palace and questioned whether his squad is strong enough to compete on several fronts.

Internazionale 3-2 Milan: Serie A – as it happened

Mauro Icardi completed a stunning hat-trick with a controversial 90th-minute penalty to settle a thrilling Milan derby

Brighton 1-1 Everton: Premier League – as it happened

Two late goals enlivened a dull match into a thrilling finish, though the resultant draw suited neither side; Everton move up to 16th and Brighton to 14th

Matej Vydra takes 24 seconds to inspire Derby to win against Nottingham Forest

Matej Vydra took little time to again leave his mark on Nottingham Forest when he scored one and made another as Derby beat their local rivals 2-0 at Pride Park. The Czech forward netted his ninth goal in eight games against Forest and…

Saturday, Oct 14

Watford 2-1 Arsenal: Premier League – as it happened

Tom Cleverley’s injury-time winner lifted Watford to fourth in the table and gave them their first home victory over Arsenal since 1987

Crystal Palace 2-1 Chelsea, Man City 7-2 Stoke: clockwatch – as it happened

Crystal Palace stunned the champions to end their dismal start, Manchester City rattled in the goals to go clear at the top and Cristiano Ronaldo scored late to earn Real Madrid victory

Crystal Palace shock champions Chelsea as Wilfried Zaha secures vital win

Something remarkable happened here. At 3.11pm, albeit courtesy of a Chelsea player, Crystal Palace finally scored a league goal. And more significantly in the context of this club’s season as a whole, at just before 5pm when Andre…

Kevin De Bruyne leads the way as Manchester City thrash Stoke 7-2

Something fairly amazing happened in the 27th minute of this latest Manchester City goalfest. A slick first-time passing move produced an unanswerable goal for the home side, but a bamboozled Stoke City defence was already wearily familiar…