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Marko Arnautovic: ‘I love Slaven Bilic but I let him down a little bit’

The Austrian forward endured a difficult start at West Ham last season that didn’t improve until the arrival of David Moyes. Now he is in form and enjoying proving his critics wrong“I love it when people criticise me,” Marko Arnautovic says on a bluste…

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Érik Lamela’s sucker punch seals win for Spurs over spirited Brighton

Crisis averted. The vultures had been circling around Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham but, while this was hardly a sparkling display, they ended up short of fodder this time. Spurs came through in testing conditions thanks to Harry Kane’s penalty and…

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Football League: Birmingham inflict first league defeat on Leeds United

Che Adams brace causes Marcelo Bielsa’s first league defeatPeterborough turn it around to go top of League OneDespite enjoying over 70% of possession at Elland Road, Leeds lost 2-1 to Birmingham and their undefeated league record under Marcelo Bielsa i…

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Sir Alex Ferguson gets standing ovation on his return to Old Trafford – video

Sir Alex Ferguson was back at Old Trafford for the first time since he underwent emergency brain surgery in May. He received a huge ovation from supporters before the 1-1 draw with WolvesWolves frustrate Manchester United on Sir Alex Ferguson’s return …

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Mike Ashley booed by Newcastle fans as Crystal Palace fluff chances for victory

Maybe Mike Ashley should show up a bit more often? On the day that Kevin Keegan revealed he is no longer welcome at St James’s Park after falling out with Newcastle United’s detested owner, it was just like the Sports Direct chief executive to attend h…

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Middlesbrough lack cutting edge as Swansea hold off first-half flurry

Efficiency is always commendable but, in a football context at least, it pays the greatest dividends when combined with cold-blooded ruthlessness.If there can be no doubt that Middlesbrough have the first part of that equation sorted – Tony Pulis’s won…

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Wolves frustrate Manchester United on Sir Alex Ferguson’s return

Sir Alex Ferguson was back where he belongs – at Old Trafford – for the first time since recovering from a brain haemorrhage but he witnessed a disappointing draw for a Manchester United team who failed to turn dominance into three points. At the close…

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Wolves frustrate Manchester United on Sir Alex Ferguson’s return

Sir Alex Ferguson was back where he belongs – at Old Trafford – for the first time since recovering from a brain haemorrhage but he witnessed a disappointing draw for a Manchester United team who failed to turn dominance into three points. At the close…

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James Maddison leads Leicester to victory over struggling Huddersfield

Leicester recovered from a dire start to run out emphatic winners here. Huddersfield glimpsed a first league win of the season when Mathias Jørgensen swept them into the lead in the fifth minute but the home side soon drew level thanks to Kelechi Ihean…

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James Maddison leads Leicester to victory over struggling Huddersfield

Leicester recovered from a dire start to run out emphatic winners here. Huddersfield glimpsed a first league win of the season when Mathias Jørgensen swept them into the lead in the fifth minute but the home side soon drew level thanks to Kelechi Ihean…

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Riyad Mahrez double caps five-star Manchester City’s rout of Cardiff

Manchester City laid on an attacking masterclass as they extinguished any concerns of a European hangover to blow away Cardiff City in style with five magnificent goals, as Pep Guardiola’s side strolled to victory in south Wales. A breathtaking away pe…

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Riyad Mahrez double caps five-star Manchester City’s rout of Cardiff

Manchester City laid on an attacking masterclass as they extinguished any concerns of a European hangover to blow away Cardiff City in style with five magnificent goals, as Pep Guardiola’s side strolled to victory in south Wales. A breathtaking away pe…

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Ashley Barnes double seals thumping Burnley win over Bournemouth

A funny thing happened when Burnley took the lead in a league game for the first time this season. Within another couple of minutes they had a second, a much-needed first victory was on the way and suddenly high-flying Bournemouth were the ones looking…

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Mohamed Salah strikes as Liverpool cruise to victory over Southampton

As Jürgen Klopp is fond of telling it takes greed, aggression, talent and a phenomenal work-rate to execute his gameplan, yet Liverpool are making victories look routine. His team returned to the top of the Premier League with a sixth straight win, the…

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Brighton v Tottenham Hotspur: Premier League — live!

Premier League updates from the 5.30pm BST kick-offPochettino tells Tottenham to toughen upAnd you can email Rob your thoughts 4.41pm BST Pre-match reading Related: Pochettino, respect, and the ‘never kicked a ball in your life’ theory | Barney Ronay …

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Sir Alex Ferguson receives emotional ovation on return to Old Trafford

• Ferguson attends Manchester United’s game against Wolves• Former manager underwent emergency brain surgery in MaySir Alex Ferguson was given an emotional ovation at Old Trafford on his first return to the stadium since undergoing emergency brain surg…

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Aleksandar Mitrovic keeps up hot streak as Fulham and Watford share points

If Fulham are going to survive life back in the Premier League, their second-half performance here showed a route to security. They were better organised after a half-time reshuffle but still pushing forward in the cavalier manner Slavisa Jokanovic dem…

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Gary Speed’s family will always live with tragedy but football is learning

At times it is hard to read Unspoken, the new book written with Gary Speed’s widow. But at least more of those in the game struggling with depression now feel able to come forwardIt is the family stuff, the detail that would usually remain private, tha…

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Liverpool v Southampton, Man Utd v Wolves and more: clockwatch – live!

Cardiff host Man City in Premier League 3pm kick-offsYou can email Simon or tweet with your thoughtsFulham v Watford – live with Rob Smyth!The Fiver: sign up for our football email 2.10pm BST Headlines include a first Premier League start for Liverpool…

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Marco Silva can kick-start Everton reign by defying history at Arsenal | Paul Wilson

Everton haven’t won at Arsenal for more than 20 years – Silva would put down a marker with a result this weekendThe last time Everton won at Arsenal the manager in the home dugout was Bruce Rioch, Newcastle were runaway league leaders and Kevin Keegan …