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Premier League fixtures 2018-19: Manchester City start at Arsenal

• Champions travel to Emirates for Unai Emery’s Arsenal debut• Manchester United host Leicester; Spurs away at NewcastleManchester City will start their Premier League title defence at Arsenal. The 2018-19 fixtures, announced on Thursday morning, hande…

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Premier League finances: the full club-by-club breakdown and verdict

The 2016-17 accounts of all top-flight clubs and what the figures say about their health. Manchester United top the charts again with a £581m income and £57m profitFinancial figures for 2016-17, for the 20 clubs that were in the Premier League during 2…

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Marco Silva’s history suggests Everton should prepare for fun and drama

Seven years after ending a modest playing career the Portuguese is about to embark on a sixth managerial jobIt is easy to see why Everton identified Marco Silva as their ideal head coach last October but less easy to understand why they persisted in do…

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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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Michael Carrick provides one last assist in Manchester United’s win over Watford

Michael Carrick’s 464th and final Manchester United game – barring an unlikely appearance in the FA Cup final against Chelsea on Saturday – featured a vintage moment via a superb pass that created Marcus Rashford’s first-half winner.The midfielder…

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Newcastle v Chelsea, Southampton v Manchester City and more: Premier League clockwatch – live!

Keep up with all the 3pm BST Premier League kick-offsFollow Liverpool v Brighton – live!Latest in-running Premier League tableFeel free to email Simon or tweet: @Simon_Burnton 2.12pm BST Burnley: Pope, Lowton, Long, Tarkowski, Ward, Lennon, Cork, Westw…

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Premier League 2017-18 fans’ verdicts part two: Man City to West Ham

Featuring: City’s outrageous play, Pogba’s haircuts, Pellegrino’s credentials, and have the Baggies found their Special One?• Part 1: Arsenal to LiverpoolPre-season prediction 1st; Current position: 1st Continue reading…

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Manchester United v Watford: match preview

Manchester United’s odd league campaign will have them end in second place whatever the result versus Watford despite José Mourinho’s side rarely exciting or convincing. The visitors arrive safe in 13th and could end as high as 10th should they beat Un…

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Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

A wake is in store in Swansea, Klopp faced with a juggling act and a swansong for Conte and Benítez?This feature, you will note, is called ‘10 Things to Look Out For’ rather than ‘10 Things to Look Forward To’. Thank goodness for that, because there mi…

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

Aubameyang can revive Arsenal, Butland lays bare Stoke’s shameful truth and West Ham would be foolish to ditch MoyesPierre-Emerick Aubameyang might not be a classic Arsène Wenger signing because he cost a lot of money and is already close to his peak b…

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Watford end winless run as Andre Gray secures victory over Newcastle

Roberto Pereyra and Andre Gray’s goals eased pressure on manager Javi Gracia as Watford ended a seven-match winless run by dispatching Newcastle 2-1.Fit-again captain Troy Deeney missed a penalty, with Magpies keeper Martin Dubravka making a fine doubl…

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Watford v Newcastle United: match preview

Watford facing Newcastle is certainly not the most tantalising fixture of the weekend but there is still intrigue regarding the future of the respective managers. Javi Gracia has the potential to guide Watford to their best Premier League finish, as th…

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Harry Kane and Dele Alli on target for Tottenham as Watford regret misses

If this is the stage of the season when the result is all that matters, then Tottenham will reflect on this victory with a measure of satisfaction. They were rarely at their cohesive best and there were times when their anxious mindset threatened to su…

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Tottenham v Watford: Premier League – live!

Spurs facing up to reality check as stadium costs escalatePremier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s actionAny thoughts? You can email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 7.08pm BST So Troy Deeney, having started Watford’s last 12 matches, is a sub…

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

The Gaëtan Bong/Jay Rodriguez story takes another ugly turn, and Mark Hughes tries to summon the spirit of ‘99The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photosOn they go, refusing even to the consider the possibility of lowering their untouchable sta…

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Tottenham Hotspur v Watford: match preview

Tottenham, devastated by their FA Cup semi-final defeat against Manchester United last week, must bounce back to maintain their advantage over Chelsea chasing in fifth place, who on Monday may be two points behind Spurs, by taking all three against out…

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The Premier League teams’ ineptitude index 2017-18

It’s once again time to appreciate the most incompetent teams in the Premier League, from those who throw the ball straight to opposition to goalkeepers who can’t keep goalWelcome to the Guardian’s fourth annual index of ineptitude, its directory of di…

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FA Cup and Premier League: talking points from the weekend’s action

Harry Kane is out of sorts, Joe Hart soars before being floored, and Stoke must choose between youth and experience up frontWhile Southampton will take something from getting this far in the world’s most celebrated domestic cup competition there are ot…

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The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League and FA Cup photos

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

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Wilfied Zaha denies diving against Watford, blaming ‘agenda’ against him

• Crystal Palace forward had two penalty appeals turned down• Zaha claims Adrian Mariappa admitted his challenge was a foulWilfried Zaha has responded to being involved in another diving controversy by claiming there is an agenda against him and that p…