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Harder to miss: striker in Romania fails to score from two yards – video

Salim Cissé, striker for Romanian side Politehnica Iasi, can’t believe his bad luck in managing to miss a chance from two yards out in the Liga I meeting with Botosani on Wednesday night. With his team 3-2 down late on, Cissé looks certain to score but the ball hits his thigh and balloons over the crossbar. Much to his relief Politehnica Iasi salvaged an equaliser shortly after and the game ended 3-3

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Arsenal using Carabao Cup to test new players, says Wenger – video

Speaking before his team’s match against Doncaster at the Emirates on Wednesday, Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger say he is using the tournament to trial some of his newest players. He adds that his current set of young players are some of the best he has ever had 

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Conte: Hazard will start match against Nottingham Forest – video

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says he had great respect for Championship side Nottingham Forest before their League Cup third-round tie at Stamford Bridge. He also discusses midfielder Eden Hazard’s move from the bench following an injury to starting Wednesday’s match 

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Rio Ferdinand announces move into boxing – video

Former Manchester United footballer Rio Ferdinand is to start training to become a professional boxer. He will be trained by former World Boxing Council super-middleweight champion Richie Woodhall, who said he expects Ferdinand to slot into the cruiserweight division, one below heavyweight. The training will be supported by Betfair for its ‘Defender to Contender’ project.

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It would be a ‘mistake’ for Tottenham to prioritise League Cup, says Pochettino – video

Mauricio Pochettino has said his focus is on winning the Premier League or Champions League before their League Cup match with Barnsley at Wembley on Tuesday. The Spurs manager also dismissed contractual talks with Dele Alli as rumours and spoke about …

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NFL: Tom Brady lifts up Patriots and Ravens beat Browns – video highlights

Watch the highlights from the second round of the NFL season in which the Baltimore Ravens overcome the Cleveland Browns 24-10 and the Kansas City Chiefs defeat the Philadelphia Eagles 27-20, thanks to the rookie Kareem Hunt. Meanwhile, Tom Brady throw…

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David Luiz’s red card foul was excessive force, says Arsène Wenger – video

Following Chelsea’s goalless draw with Arsenal, both managers were asked about the red card given to David Luiz at the end of the match. Arsène Wenger described it as “excessive force” and suggested that with distance, Luiz might accept that he went in too strong. Antonio Conte suggested that the referee might have blown for a foul directly before

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Gennady Golovkin attacks ‘terrible’ decision after draw with Saul Álvarez – video

Gennady Golovkin criticises the split points draw outcome of his fight with Saul Álvarez, calling the decision “terrible for the sport.” Experienced judge Adalaide Byrd scored the fight 118-110 in Álvarez’s favour, a very one-sided view on a fight which most found more balanced, or even in Golovkin’s favour

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‘Result feels strange,’ says Jürgen Klopp after Liverpool-Burnley draw – video

In the press conference after his Liverpool side were held to a 1-1 draw by Burnley, manager Jürgen Klopp admitted that the result felt ‘strange’ to him. Liverpool had 35 shots compared to Burnley’s five and, understandably, the visiting manager Sean Dyche was full of praise for his team.

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Pep Guardiola delighted with Manchester City players after 6-0 win – video

Pep Guardiola was ‘delighted’ with his Manchester City side after watching them demolish Watford 6-0 at Vicarage Road. His counterpart, Marco Silva, insisted that the game would be a useful one for his team to analyse and learn from. City’s win, which included a hat-trick for Sergio Agüero, has sent them top of the league, three points above their city rivals, Manchester United

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Antonio Conte and Arsène Wenger speak before Chelsea v Arsenal – video

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger and Antonio Conte of Chelsea talk about their upcoming Premier League match. Conte begins by sending his thoughts to those affected by the events at Parsons Green before warning his side to pay attention to Arsenal’s quality. Wenger focuses on his team’s recent winning record over the Blues

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Manchester United v Everton: match preview

The return of Wayne Rooney to Old Trafford gives the weekend’s final game a little extra glitter as does Romelu Lukaku, in blistering form, facing his former side. The issue though is whether Everton can arrest a run of three consecutive defeats against a Manchester United side out to return to winning ways in the league after their 2-2 draw at Stoke City. Jamie Jackson

Kick-off Sunday 4pm

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Chelsea v Arsenal: match preview

Arsenal have not won a league game at Stamford Bridge in six years. They will cling to the success gained against Antonio Conte’s side in the FA Cup final, and the Community Shield, but will surely find this a more daunting assignment. Chelsea have quietly been building up a head of steam, and they eased beyond Qarabag in midweek with key players rested and an eye on this derby. Conte will consider this an opportunity to make a statement in terms of his side’s title defence. Dominic Fifield

Kick-off Sunday 1.30pm

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Billy Joe Saunders’s son hits Willie Monroe Jr in the groin at weigh in – video

During the weigh-in for the WBO World Middleweight Title between Billy Joe Saunders and Willie Monroe Jr, Saunders’s son punches Monroe Jr in the groin and aims a kick at his shins before being dragged away by security

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Newcastle United v Stoke City: match preview

Rafael Benítez will be back in the Newcastle dugout after his hernia-related operation. His return means Mark Hughes can expect a warm welcome. José Mourinho may have declined to shake the Stoke manager’s hand last weekend but Benítez is a Hughes fan. “I don’t have any problems with Mark,” he said. “He’s a good manager, doing a great job. There won’t be any problems.” Louise Taylor

Kick-off Saturday 3pm

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Crystal Palace v Southampton: match preview

The last time Southampton visited Selhurst Park they had confronted a Crystal Palace team managed by Alan Pardew and hurting from a six-game losing run. Fraser Forster gifted the hosts an early goal and the home manager gleaned breathing space, albeit for only three weeks. Now, with Pardew, Sam Allardyce and Frank de Boer gone, Roy Hodgson will seek a result just as emphatic. Mauricio Pellegrino had been courted by Palace over the summer only to end up at St Mary’s. Given the upheaval of the last week, he may not know what to expect in south London. Dominic Fifield

Kick-off Saturday 12.30pm

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Arsène Wenger reacts to Arsenal-Cologne crowd problems – video

Arsène Wenger says that Cologne fans ‘spoiled’ their team’s first European game for 25 years, while Cologne manager Peter Stöger refuses to answer any questions on the subject. Uefa have opened disciplinary proceedings with both clubs facing charges

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Borussia Dortmund match ‘like a final’ for Tottenham, says Mauricio Pochettino – video

Spurs will host Borussia Dortmund in the opening match of what is arguably the toughest group of the Champions League. Harry Kane admits that home form will be key but insists that the players are excited about the challenge. Dele Alli will be missing …

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José Mourinho: Manchester United have enough quality to beat Basel – video

José Mourinho says Manchester United are strong and playing well as they return to the Champions League with a match against Basel at Old Trafford after a season’s absence from the competition

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Chelsea’s Gary Cahill: ‘We feel like we’re back where we belong’ – video

Chelsea will make their return to Champions League football on Tuesday when they host Azerbaijani side FK Qarabag. Manager Antonio Conte confirmed that he will rotate his squad to help cope with the demands of their punishing schedule. The side did not compete in any European competition last season and captain Gary Cahill says they are looking forward to ‘testing themselves’

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