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

Hugo Lloris ends his madcap day on a high, Everton work out how to stop Chelsea and Salomón Rondón proves his worthUnai Emery delivered an overdue update on Danny Welbeck, the Arsenal striker who was stricken against Sporting in the Europa League last …

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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 flightView the Dozen archive Continue reading…

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Salomón Rondón’s double against Bournemouth keeps Newcastle going forward

If Salomón Rondón can stay fit Newcastle United will surely stay up. Given the No 9’s chequered medical history that admittedly remains quite a big if, but on this compellingly persuasive evidence, Rondón’s highly disruptive penalty-area presence is ca…

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Newcastle United v Bournemouth: match preview

Considering that Rafael Benítez is not the first Newcastle United manager to have tried, and failed, to recruit Callum Wilson all eyes are likely to be on the Bournemouth striker newly summoned to Gareth Southgate’s England squad. Benítez did, at least…

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Premier League the most competitive in the world? You must be joking

The top five clubs have played the bottom five 19 times this season and won every one. There is nothing to celebrate in the top flight’s great divideAmid all the gloom enveloping those at the wrong end of the Premier League table, where Fulham, Cardiff…

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Premier League: 10 things to look forward to this weekend

José Mourinho to antagonise Manchester City, Mark Hughes on the brink and an Everton reunion for Ross BarkleyThe moments Jose Mourinho has cherished most in his career are those when he could thumb his nose at expectation and the established order. Wed…

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Newcastle claim first win of the season as Ayoze Pérez header fells Watford

Ki Sung-yueng had turned into something of an invisible man since joining Newcastle last summer but on Saturday he stepped off the bench and out of the shadows to create a potentially season-transforming goal for Ayoze Pérez.At the 11th attempt Newcast…

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Rafael Benítez wants Newcastle fans not to abuse Jamaal Lascelles

• Lascelles had called owner Mike Ashley ‘a nice guy’• ‘He was trying to send the right message,’ says BenítezRafael Benítez has revealed that Jamaal Lascelles was surprised by the vitriol he attracted on social media after Newcastle United’s captain d…

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Rafael Benítez wants Newcastle fans not to abuse Jamaal Lascelles

• Lascelles had called owner Mike Ashley ‘a nice guy’• ‘He was trying to send the right message,’ says BenítezRafael Benítez has revealed that Jamaal Lascelles was surprised by the vitriol he attracted on social media after Newcastle United’s captain d…

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Newcastle v Watford: match preview

Might Newcastle win for the first time this season? Will there be protests about Mike Ashley’s stewardship of the club? Does Jamaal Lascelles face barracking from home fans after Rafael Benítez’s captain said that Ashley was a “nice guy” and he liked h…

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Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

Liverpool to reveal how good Arsenal really are, Lukaku to be on the bench again and Hart has a point to prove at West HamAfter the Unai Emery era opened with defeats by Manchester City and Chelsea, it was hard not to wonder if Arsenal were going to en…

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Jamaal Lascelles tells Newcastle fans: drop the protests and get behind us

• ‘52,000 Geordies behind us gives such an uplift’• Rafael Benítez’s side are winless and host Watford nextJamaal Lascelles has advised Newcastle United fans to abandon plans to boycott matches in protest at Mike Ashley’s stewardship of the club.Rafae…

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Premier League: talking points from the weekend’s action

Klopp, Coleman and people of Liverpool dig deep for Sean Cox, Walcott needs to grow up and Watford enjoy belated SuccessThis is not about the game but something more important and giving credit where it is due. At Anfield on Saturday volunteers from Li…

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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 flightView the Dozen archive Continue reading…

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Shane Long fluffs his lines at the last as Saints and Newcastle hit impasse

In a match of precious few opportunities, and just as little good football, Shane Long missed the chance to give Southampton all three points against Newcastle in the final minute, sidefooting wide from 10 yards out with the goal gaping.That was the st…

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Andy Cole: ‘I apologise now to everybody for being the way I’ve been’

The former Manchester United and Newcastle striker on the ‘torture’ that followed his lifesaving kidney transplant, his feud with Teddy Sheringham and his hopes for the future“I’m not ungrateful because I get to live another day,” Andy Cole says as he …

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Southampton v Newcastle: match preview

Optimism may be in short supply as Southampton search for a first home win against rock-bottom Newcastle but both managers are resolutely upbeat. Rafael Benítez is confident his team will climb the table during a forgiving run of games, starting at St …

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Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

Mesut Özil has earned his stripes, Jürgen Locadia must step up for Brighton and when will José Mourinho give Fred a chance?While José Mourinho continues to make ever-so-subtle digs about the quality of his squad, it is worth remembering that Manchester…

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

Woefully leaky Fulham are on course to concede 100 goals, and is it nearly time for Álvaro Morata and Chelsea to part ways?On the eve of the new season Slavisa Jokanovic said Fulham “don’t have to change much but we need to be intelligent. We need to g…

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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 flightView the Dozen archive Continue reading…