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

Ryan Fraser ran Leicester ragged; Neil Warnock will not tolerate more Cardiff mistakes; and Rafael Benítez needs a new planJürgen Klopp was asked to describe his emotions during stoppage time in the 2-1 victory at Tottenham. His dominant Liverpool team…

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Manchester United show a glimpse of what they can do against Watford

Manchester United haven’t often showed their potential under José Mourinho, but the pieces might be falling into place as their Champions League campaign beginsFor 15 minutes on Saturday, Manchester United supporters were given a glimpse of what might …

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If tapper-uppers won’t change their ways then penalty must be points | Daniel Taylor

It is unusual Watford have pressed their case against Everton over Marco Silva and more or less every club does it, but fines don’t deter and repeat offenders should lose pointsThe most blatant “tap” I ever heard about goes back to the days when it was…

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Lukaku and Smalling strike as Manchester United end Watford’s streak

There may be something in the notion that José Mourinho is obsessed with the notion that everyone is obsessed with him but the Manchester United manager can wake up on Sunday morning feeling the surge of happiness that comes from three points. A narrow…

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Watford v Manchester United: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from the 5.30pm BST kick-offYoga, tackles, timekeeping: Gracia’s Watford revolutionClockwatch – live with Barry Glendenning!And feel free to email Niall or tweet him 5.17pm BST A brief pre-match chat with José Mourinho, who says …

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Tackles and timekeeping: how Javi Gracia has transformed Watford

A new tactical approach, a settled starting line-up and fines for lateness have all played a part in the club’s flying startThis week Troy Deeney let slip details of the system of fines introduced by Javi Gracia this season. “They used to be done by th…

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Watford v Manchester United: match preview

Watford will look to extend their best-ever start to a Premier League campaign against an out-of-sorts Manchester United. Consistency has been key to this season’s surprise package, with Javi Gracia selecting the same lineup in every match so far. Conv…

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Premier League investigates if Everton made illegal approach for Marco Silva

• Watford angry over Everton’s conduct over manager last season• Silva eventually moved to Goodison Park this summerThe Premier League has asked a law firm to investigate if Everton made an illegal approach for Marco Silva when he was Watford’s manager…

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Paul Pogba is a show-off but a nice guy too, says Watford’s Abdoulaye Doucouré

• Midfielder says former teammate ‘has a big personality’• ‘He liked to show off a little bit but he’s a very nice guy’The Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucouré has labelled Paul Pogba a “show-off” as he prepares to come up against his former internati…

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Resurgent Watford prove success can be built on both change and stability | Sachin Nakrani

The club’s perfect start to the season is a cause for surprise but dig deeper and it becomes clear that a plan for steady growth has long been in place at Vicarage RoadIt did not take long after Watford’s 2-1 victory over Tottenham for a typically oppo…

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

Emery should change his tactics or his keeper, Sarri is getting his message across at Chelsea and it’s been a rough start for Burnley and West HamUnai Emery must have known the question was coming, and the answer, a bit like Petr Cech’s goalkeeping, wa…

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Craig Cathcart heads Watford past Tottenham to maintain perfect start

Mauricio Pochettino had banged the drum hard for concentration and focus. After the high point of last Monday’s 3-0 win at Manchester United, the Tottenham Hotspur manager was desperate for a follow-up success: no mistakes; a performance to demonstrate…

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Watford v Tottenham Hotspur: Premier League – live!

Latest updates from the 4pm BST kickoff Burnley v Manchester United: Premier League – live!Feel free to email Ben or to tweet: @benfisherj 3.38pm BST More on Kane, whose started the season with a bang. Last September, he notched 13 goals in eight appea…

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Eric Dier: ‘Tottenham’s mentality is more important than any money you can spend’

Straight-talking midfielder believes Tottenham’s fast start shows talk a ‘failed’ summer in the transfer market is folly‘I think we’re focused purely on winning,” says Eric Dier. “The mentality is solely focused on that. We’ve been together now for fou…

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Watford’s José Holebas: ‘At bigger clubs the mentality is different’

The former Greece full-back values his time at Olympiakos and Roma but now thinks Watford’s slow build is paying offJosé Holebas is not your average Premier League interviewee and it is easy to feel he does not care about whom he offends – even if it i…

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Watford v Tottenham Hotspur: match preview

Something has to give. Watford and Tottenham each enter with 100% winning records. Javi Gracia’s three wins are the more surprising but victory at Old Trafford for Spurs is also a rarity. Mauricio Pochettino has the pleasure of Harry Kane scoring in Au…

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Mauricio Pochettino says Spurs will ‘crash’ if they believe the hype

• ‘We need to talk about reality, not perception’• Keeper Hugo Lloris is out with thigh problemMauricio Pochettino has warned his Tottenham players they will “crash” at Watford on Sunday if they buy into the hype that followed their victory at Manchest…

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Mauricio Pochettino says Spurs will ‘crash’ if they believe the hype

• ‘We need to talk about reality, not perception’• Keeper Hugo Lloris is out with thigh problemMauricio Pochettino has warned his Tottenham players they will “crash” at Watford on Sunday if they buy into the hype that followed their victory at Manchest…

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Spurs want Carabao Cup tie played in Milton Keynes as stadium is not ready

• Tottenham ask for third-round tie to be played at Stadium MK• Liverpool host Chelsea while Derby face Manchester UnitedTottenham Hotspur have asked for special dispensation to play their Carabao Cup third round tie against Watford at Stadium MK as th…

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Spurs want Carabao Cup tie played in Milton Keynes as stadium is not ready

• Tottenham ask for third-round tie to be played at Stadium MK• Liverpool host Chelsea while Derby face Manchester UnitedTottenham Hotspur have asked for special dispensation to play their Carabao Cup third round tie against Watford at Stadium MK as th…