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Manchester City could be doing rivals a favour by taking heat out of title battle | Paul Wilson

It is hardly going out on a limb to suggest for example that Jürgen Klopp and Liverpool may see a clearer path to the shiny stuff in the Champions League this season than at home where they are already miles off the paceWhen Antonio Conte said at the s…

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David Moyes and West Ham must bring back bandit raids on big boys | Paul Wilson

The recently appointed Hammers boss won’t have to play Manchester City every week, but he will have to start somewhereDecember was the month that found Manchester City out last year and, though history does not look like repeating itself with Pep Guard…

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Sam Allardyce keen to extend stay as Everton manager beyond 18 months

• It would be nice to get away from that firefighting label, Allardyce says• Craig Shakespeare likely to join him and Sammy Lee for Huddersfield gameSam Allardyce may have been Everton’s second choice to replace Ronald Koeman – the club was prepared to…

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Sam Allardyce: five key things for Everton’s new manager to address | Paul Wilson

Everton’s problems include the defence, having too many No10s and needing to find a goalscorer, so there is plenty of work to be done“We have been conceding goals for fun,” was David Unsworth’s assessment of his six weeks in charge and Sam Allardyce, b…

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Dave Challinor: ‘I don’t do the long throw any more. Doctor’s orders’

The former Tranmere captain, a record breaker with his long throws, is manager of the AFC Fylde side who take on Wigan in the FA Cup second round on Friday – and he is no stranger to inflicting cup upsetsLook closely at the AFC Fylde kit when the Natio…

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Everton’s owner disrespects caretaker David Unsworth with radio briefing

• Farhad Moshiri issues contradictory statement while squad are training• Claims Blues are ‘very close’ to an appointment and the shortlist is threeEverton’s shambolic attempts to find a manager added insult to injury on Friday when it emerged nobody b…

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Prospering promoted sides precipitated Premier League clubs’ rush to sack | Paul Wilson

Five clubs in mid-table last season have sacked their managers, in part because Brighton, Huddersfield and Newcastle do not look like relegation fodder – and Sunderland’s woes show what the drop could meanFive Premier League managers have lost their jo…

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Premier League health check: the overachievers and underperformers | Paul Wilson

The table doesn’t lie but teams such as Burnley and Brighton are exceeding all expectations while Swansea and Everton have disappointed badly. Here’s how the 20 sides rank based on early-season health and vigourThey say the league table never lies, and…

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If the Premier League is so strong, why are the promoted sides doing so well? | Paul Wilson

Brighton, Huddersfield and Newcastle are surpassing expectations and are showing clubs such as Everton and West Ham how it should be doneWhen Pep Guardiola suggested an English team could win the Champions League the other day he was asked if he did no…

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Manchester United have the momentum a year on from debacle at Chelsea | Paul Wilson

You might not know it listening to José Mourinho but United are having a great season while Antonio Conte does not even seem to know his best teamTo correct a misleading impression that has been slowly building up over the last few weeks, largely becau…

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Pep Guardiola predicts English charge in Europe but dampens early treble talk

• ‘My feeling is all five teams will make the [Champions League] knockout stage’• Manchester City manager says it is too soon to talk of his side winning treblePep Guardiola believes an English team can win the Champions League this season and does not…

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Liverpool lead way in paying all staff, including casuals, real living wage

• Liverpool employ 1,000 part-time staff on match days• ‘This demonstrates how highly we value all those who work for the club’Liverpool are to become the first Premier League club to commit to paying all employees, including casuals on match days, the…

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Played 15, lost 0: are English clubs Champions League contenders again? | Paul Wilson

It is early days but managerial stability is powering an upsurge in results which suggests the Premier League sides can threaten Europe’s bestThe Champions League group stage is now at its halfway point, each team having played three matches with three…

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David Unsworth ready to revive Everton’s dogs-of-war mentality | Paul Wilson

Former centre-half can bring back bite but a harder task will be to get everyone at the club, including the owner and chairman, pulling in the same directionDavid Unsworth has been in charge of Everton for only a week but has quickly become adept at sa…

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Tottenham now Manchester City’s biggest threat and can prove it at United | Paul Wilson

Where London clubs would once battle with Merseyside for supremacy, the challenge has shifted to Manchester – and Spurs have become more dangerous than Arsenal or ChelseaNostalgia took over at the weekend when Arsenal beat Everton 5-2 and Liverpool wen…

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Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp praises Tottenham’s attacking attitude

Klopp hails Spurs’ squad and their manager, Mauricio Pochettino, for the way they have improved but the German wants three points at WembleyJürgen Klopp claims he is really looking forward to playing Tottenham at Wembley on Sunday because – slight dig …

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Everton have lost their identity and need to get back to basics against Arsenal | Paul Wilson

Ronald Koeman has presided over a difficult start to a season in which his team of too many No10s seems to lack purpose following the loss Romelu LukakuMidway through the Europa League defeat by Lyon at Goodison on Thursday, just before the fighting br…

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Sean Dyche: ‘I’m not running from Burnley. I’ve never said I want to move’ | Paul Wilson

The seventh-longest-serving manager in England, who admits he will need a little luck at Manchester City on Saturday, discusses being linked with Leicester and why he swears by honesty and simplicityBurnley’s away form against some of the leading Premi…

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Long ball need not be the wrong ball for Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City | Paul Wilson

The City manager says he is in the job to win not to entertain but, as Napoli demonstrated, a stubborn refusal to go direct could offer opponents hopeImmediately after Saturday’s strikingly beautiful demolition of Stoke City, which came if you remember…

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For now I have full support of the Everton board, says Ronald Koeman

• Everton manager prepares to face Lyon at home in Europa League• Arsenal at home and Chelsea away in League Cup next for troubled DutchmanRonald Koeman believes he still retains the confidence of the Everton board as he tries to turn round a disappoin…