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New Orleans Saints beat Washington for eighth straight win – video highlights

The New Orleans Saints stretched their winning streak to eight games in week 11 of the NFL, clawing back a 15-point deficit inside the final six minutes of regulation to defeat Washington 34-31. A superb catch from Roger Lewis Junior helped the New Yor…

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Watford v West Ham United: match preview

David Moyes takes charge of his 500th Premier League game and his first as West Ham United manager. Unfortunately he will be without the club’s top scorer, Javier Hernández, who was injured playing for Mexico. Despite Moyes’s emphasis on improved work …

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Brighton & Hove Albion v Stoke City: match preview

Brighton put together a run of two wins and two draws, built on Glenn Murray’s four goals in three games, before the international break and are eighth in the table as a result. Lee Grant starts in place of the injured Jack Butland for Stoke and Murray…

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Leicester City v Manchester City: match preview

What chance a repeat of last season? Leicester beat Manchester City 4-2 on that occasion, with Jamie Vardy scoring a hat-trick as Pep Guardiola’s side somewhat naively played into the hands of the then Premier League champions. Now City are an entirely…

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Manchester United v Newcastle United: match preview

After just 11 matches Manchester United trail the leaders, Manchester City, by eight points and are already playing catch-up. Their last outing was the defeat at Chelsea and, given how shrewd Rafael Benítez is, Newcastle United may provide a real test …

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Burnley v Swansea City: match preview

Only Manchester City have managed to beat Burnley in their past nine league games, a run of results that has taken the Clarets to within goal difference of the top six. That sort of form has brought Sean Dyche to the nation’s attention and ought to be …

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West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea: match preview

Tony Pulis will have welcomed the international break to give him time to mastermind an upturn in form but, with the champions in town, one wonders whether the Welshman needed longer to prepare. Antonio Conte has fond memories of the Hawthorns after Ch…

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Crystal Palace v Everton: match preview

These sides’ miserable starts have cost them managers, though, while Everton still wait to make a permanent appointment, they are in better shape now than they were a few weeks ago. The visitors ended an eight-match winless run just before the internat…

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Liverpool v Southampton: match preview

Jürgen Klopp has not beaten Southampton in four league meetings but, after three straight wins in all competitions and with his squad nearing full fitness, he said: “Now is a good moment to strike back.” Adam Lallana is unlikely to feature for the firs…

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Bournemouth v Huddersfield Town: match preview

Eddie Howe knows the importance of getting a result at home to Huddersfield Town. “Our run now will define our season and we have got off to a good start,” the Bournemouth manager said. After a last-gasp win at St James’ Park, his side are targeting su…

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Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur: match preview

Tottenham will make the short trip to the Emirates more confident than ever of asserting that they are the dominant force in north London. Spurs have the x-factor in Harry Kane who has never failed to score against Arsenal in the league. Arsène Wenger …

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NFL Week 10: Washington’s Maurice Harris makes ‘catch of the year’ – video highlights

Washington wide receiver Maurice Harris makes a spectacular one-handed touchdown grab on Sunday in what is being called the ‘catch of the year’. The 36-yard play was originally ruled incomplete but then changed to a touchdown after Washington challenge…

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NFL Week Nine: the Eagles cruise past the Broncos – video highlights

The Eagles crushed the Broncos 51-23 to notch their seventh straight win as they head into the bye week, with Corey Clement contributing three touchdowns. Elsewhere in the league, the Rams beat the Giants 51-17, the Redskins struck late to beat the Sea…

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Manchester City v Arsenal: match preview

How Arsenal would love to follow being the last team to defeat Manchester City (in April’s FA Cup semi-final) by being the first this season. City, though, are flying with the manager particularly content with the goal tally – 49 in all competitions – …

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Everton v Watford: match preview

Everton are in free-fall before what could be David Unsworth’s final game as caretaker manager. Ten defeats in 14 matches embarrass an expensive squad and those who assembled it, and fear will deepen around Goodison Park should Marco Silva’s Watford in…

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Chelsea v Manchester United: match preview

It will be fascinating to see whether José Mourinho arrives back at Stamford Bridge with caution on his mind given Chelsea’s defeat in Rome in midweek suggested the champions are there for the taking. Antonio Conte, stung personally by that embarrassme…

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Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace: match preview

It doesn’t get any easier for Roy Hodgson and Crystal Palace. His schedule since taking over from Frank de Boer has seen meetings with the Manchester clubs and Chelsea, and now he runs into a Tottenham team flying after their midweek Champions League t…

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Swansea City v Brighton & Hove Albion: match preview

This feels like a must-win game for Swansea who are only outside the relegation zone on goal difference and have lost four of their five home league games this season. They will be missing Renato Sanches, Martin Olsson and Leon Britton but Wilfried Bon…

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Stoke City v Leicester City: match preview

Claude Puel’s tenure as Southampton manager ended with a home defeat by Stoke City and now he will attempt to avenge that and extend his positive start with Leicester City. It will be interesting to see whether he changes the lineup that defeated Evert…

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Huddersfield Town v West Bromwich Albion: match preview

Huddersfield Town could be forgiven for expecting to win on current form especially after beating Manchester United in their last match at home. However West Bromwich Albion showed they still have a huge amount of spirit, in their narrow loss to Manche…