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Jimmy McIlroy obituary

Elegant Burnley inside-forward who was a creative force in the remarkable Northern Ireland side of the 1950sThe footballer Jimmy McIlroy, who has died aged 86, was an elegant cornerstone of Burnley’s First Division title-winning side of the late 1950s …

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

Burnley already suffering effects of Europe, the flipside to N’Golo Kanté’s new role and Wolves’s strikers struggling to match team’s midfield talentBrighton upstaged Manchester United, but that they did so without the help of any of their headline sum…

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The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos

Your weekend round-up of the best photography from England’s top flightThe Dozen archive Continue reading…

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Will Hughes buries Burnley as Watford maintain bright start to season

Things are looking up for Watford, who proved their opening-day win against Brighton last week was no fluke with a surprisingly comfortable defeat of the side who got closest to the top six last season.Burnley are not used to losing at home and Watford…

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Burnley v Watford: match preview

Burnley are continuing to fight on two fronts just to get into the Europa League proper, and though they won through to a final play-off round against Istanbul Basaksehir on Thursday the tie once again went to extra time. Sean Dyche is attempting squad…

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Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

Chelsea and Arsenal promise goals and flaws, Fulham need to tighten up at Spurs and will sparks fly again when Benítez meets Warnock?With two teams in flux, Chelsea’s derby with Arsenal is a meeting that promises goals. Both sides are vulnerable in def…

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Burnley’s Jack Cork finds a bit extra and finishes off Istanbul Basaksehir

• Burnley 1–0 Istanbul Basaksehir (aet, Burnley win 1-0 on agg)• Jack Cork strikes in extra time to finish the job for ClaretsAn extra time goal from the substitute Jack Cork took Burnley into a final play-off against Olympiakos to try and claim a plac…

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

Guendouzi is one of Arsenal’s few reasons to be cheerful, Naby Keïta is a thrilling talent no matter whose shirt he’s wearing, and Richarlison already looks worth the moneyWherever Arsène Wenger was watching, he would have approved of Mattéo Guendouzi’…

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The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos

Your weekend round-up of the best photography from England’s top flight• Follow Guardian sport on Instagram for more great photographyThe Dozen archive Continue reading…

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The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos

Your weekend round-up of the best photography from England’s top flight• Follow Guardian sport on Instagram for more great photographyThe Dozen archive Continue reading…

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Joe Hart clean sheet helps Burnley hold off Southampton surge

Not quite the match suggested by the scoreline, this was an intriguing encounter that Burnley should have won, not least after a powerful first-half performance.With only three new signings starting the match on both sides, this had a look of a game le…

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Southampton v Burnley: match preview

Despite a modest summer of spending, Southampton must push on from last season when they narrowly avoided relegation. Burnley are already well into their rhythm owing to Europa League commitments. Sean Dyche is relieved the transfer deadline has passed…

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Premier League: 10 things to look out for on the opening weekend

Manchester United and Leicester under pressure to start well, Emery’s formidable opening task, heightened ambitions for Brighton and Wolves Related: Summer transfer window verdict: how every Premier League club fared Continue reading…

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Burnley survive late fright in goalless draw at Basaksehir in Europa League

• Rangers beat Maribor 3-1, Hibernian draw with Molde• New Saints lose 2-0 to Midtjylland, Cork 2-0 to RosenbergBurnley survived a late penalty appeal in Istanbul as they drew 0-0 with Basaksehir in the third qualifying round of the Europa League.Joe H…

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Summer transfer window verdict: how every Premier League club fared

Arsenal, West Ham and Wolves were busy, Everton and Fulham left it late, Manchester United fell short and Spurs didn’t botherArsenal’s biggest move of the summer was replacing Arsène Wenger with Unai Emery, but they have also strengthened their squad w…

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Fans from all 20 Premier League clubs share their deadline day requests

Manchester United need a defender, Southampton want a striker and Newcastle should swap Ashley for StaveleyJamaal Lascelles looks perfect as a long-term replacement for Laurent Koscielny. The Newcastle player would strengthen our defence and could be a…

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Reaching for a shot with the conviction of a man who has shampoo in his eyes | The Fiver

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!When the Fiver heard today that Joe Hart had joined Burnley from Manchester City, we immediately thought of a similarly initialed goalkeeper who played for the same clubs over a century ago – dear ol’ …

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Joe Hart completes £3.5m Burnley move from Manchester City

• Goalkeeper ends 12-year stay with Manchester City• Burnley now have three England ‘keepers in squadBurnley have signed goalkeeper Joe Hart on a two-year deal from Manchester City for a fee in the region of £3.5m.The Clarets confirmed the transfer on …

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Transfer roundup: Leicester sign winger Ghezzal, Gibson joins Burnley for £15m

• Algerian arrives from Monaco for reported £10m fee• Burnley strengthen defence with centre-back GibsonLeicester have announced the signing of Algerian winger Rachid Ghezzal from Monaco for an undisclosed fee.Ghezzal has signed a four-year contract af…

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Transfer roundup: Tottenham ‘nowhere near’ Villa’s valuation of Grealish

• Steve Bruce says Spurs yet to lodge formal bid• Burnley make new bid for Middlesbrough’s Ben GibsonTottenham Hotspur have yet to make a formal bid for the Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish and are some way off in their valuation of the player, acc…