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

Emery’s Arsenal have lost their direction and Spurs’ problems start at full-back but Burnley’s Dwight McNeil is on songRiyad Mahrez impressed only in spells during his first season at Manchester City but, with Leroy Sané felled by a cruciate injury in …

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The Dozen: flares, zorbs and Maddison’s delight – the best Premier League pics

Our picture editors chose their favourite pics from the weekend’s action Continue reading…

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The Dozen: flares, zorbs and Maddison’s delight – the best Premier League pics

Our picture editors chose their favourite pics from the weekend’s action Continue reading…

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Rúben Neves fires spectacular opener as Wolves triumph over Villa in derby

On Thursday Nuno Espírito Santo ordered Rúben Neves to do extra shooting practice after watching the midfielder fluff a penalty here in the Europa League. In the 41st minute of this Midlands derby, Neves demonstrated the value of that practice by firin…

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Wolves v Aston Villa: Premier League – live!

Minute-by-minute report of the West Midlands derbyWolves v Aston Villa: match previewEmail will.unwin@theguardian.com | Tweet @Will_Unwin 1.44pm GMT Lovely clear skies across England today and it’s no different in Wolverhampton where the conditions are…

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Wolves v Aston Villa: match preview

The lineups will be nothing like when they met in the Carabao Cup, and Wolves hope the result will be different, too. Because losing to Aston Villa twice in a fortnight would be tough to digest, especially as Dean Smith’s team would leapfrog them in th…

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Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

Liverpool’s resilience faces biggest test, Vardy threatens to deepen Arsenal’s gloom and a welcome dilemma for NewcastleApparently there is a game going on in Liverpool on Sunday. Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Genk in midweek was very much a continuation of…

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Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

Liverpool’s resilience faces biggest test, Vardy threatens to deepen Arsenal’s gloom and a welcome dilemma for NewcastleApparently there is a game going on in Liverpool on Sunday. Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Genk in midweek was very much a continuation of…

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

Pulisic’s long wait pays off, Rodgers helps Vardy roll back the years and Nuno the perfectionist is back on track“Perfection doesn’t exist but we are always chasing it,” Nuno Espírito Santo said after Wolves’ thoroughly deserved draw at Arsenal. It was…

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Liverpool’s ‘sixth sense’ fuels fightbacks, says Adam Lallana

• Lallana ‘not surprised’ by last-gasp win at Aston Villa• John McGinn says Villa worn down by visitors in closing stagesAdam Lallana said Liverpool have developed a feeling “like a sixth sense” that convinces them they can find a way to win even when …

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The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos

Referees, bicycle kicks, agony and ‘giving it back’ in this week’s roundup of the best top-flight picturesView the Dozen archive Continue reading…

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Jürgen Klopp says Liverpool played like kids in win over Aston Villa

• Sadio Mané winner was ‘best emotion in football’, says coach• ‘I didn’t like the first half. We were not like warriors’Jürgen Klopp said he felt “the best possible emotion in football” when Sadio Mané struck Liverpool’s late winning goal at Aston Vil…

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Sadio Mané’s last-gasp heroics seal Liverpool’s dramatic win at Aston Villa

The scenes at the end told the story: Villa players crumpled on the grass, Liverpool’s cavorting in almost incredulous glee. Jürgen Klopp’s team had been discombobulated by a fine Aston Villa side, frustrated by VAR and their own failings, and somehow …

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Aston Villa v Liverpool: match preview

Liverpool head to Villa Park aiming to maintain their six-point cushion over Manchester City before the two sides meet at Anfield next Sunday. Liverpool’s last visit here ended in a 6-0 away win, but Jürgen Klopp cannot expect such a one-sided contest …

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Aston Villa’s Frédéric Guilbert: ‘I was told I’d be a third-rate player, at best’

The Frenchman on leaving home aged 11, his tackling prowess and why Sterling is tougher to deal with than Mbappé or Neymar“Everything about me being here is improbable,” says Frédéric Guilbert, the French defender who has won rave reviews since arrivin…

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Carabao Cup quarter-finals: Colchester and Oxford to face Manchester giants

Colchester drawn to play at Old TraffordOxford set to host holders Manchester CityThe two EFL teams left in the Carabao Cup were richly rewarded in Thursday’s quarter-final draw, with League Two Colchester United to face Manchester United at Old Traffo…

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Elmohamady gives Aston Villa edge over Wolves in makeshift cup derby

Ahmed Elmohamady, that trusty old right-back, scored his first club goal for over a year to send Aston Villa into the last eight of the Carabao Cup at the expense of youthful Wolves. Villa dominated and took the lead through Anwar El Ghazi but Patrick …

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

Arsenal fans turn toxic, Ralph Hasenhüttl faces a daunting week and Chelsea are no longer a one-man bandThere can be little doubt that Granit Xhaka has underwhelmed since his big-money move from Borussia Mönchengladbach three summers ago, failing to pr…

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The Dozen: Tevez returns and Xhaka gets booed – the best Premier League pics

Our picture editors choose their favourite images from the weekend’s Premier League action Continue reading…

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Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling breaks Aston Villa’s resistance

Manchester City stuttered, then moved into high gear, three second-half goals ensuring victory and the cutting the gap to Liverpool two points, at least until the leaders entertain Tottenham on Sunday afternoon. Though Pep Guardiola will be pleased wit…