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Manchester United are prepared to terminate the contract of out-of-favour goalkeeper Victor Valdes, 33, but only if the Spain international leaves the Premier League.

Chelsea have joined Arsenal and Liverpool in the chase to sign 23-year-old Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho.

Blues skipper John Terry, 34, has had several offers from Chinese clubs, while Turkish side Fenerbahce have stepped up their interest in the former England captain.

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique admitted his side’s first win in Champions League Group E came at a price with Andres Iniesta set to join Lionel Messi on the sidelines.

Barca are keeping an eye on Bayer Leverkusen left-back Wendell. Real Madrid are also said to be interested in the Brazilian.

Son Heung-min is facing a spell on the sidelines after injuring his foot in Tottenham’s defeat of Manchester City, the club has confirmed.

Daniel Sturridge will not play in Liverpool’s Europa League clash with Sion on Thursday, manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed.

Nearly a third of Chelsea fans have called on the club to sell Diego Costa, branding the Spain striker ‘more trouble than he’s worth’.

Former Chelsea defender Graeme le Saux says the Blues are suffering the worst run of form of any side under the management of Jose Mourinho.

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says it was “a dream” of his for Jose Mourinho to take charge of the Anfield club.

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal wants silverware before his Reds deal ends in 2017, but he still could stay on and break a promise to his wife.

United’s German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, 31, says he does not always understand skipper Wayne Rooney’s Liverpool accent.

Arsenal are interested in signing PSV Eindhoven defender Aboubacar Kone, 14, if the in-demand Belgium youth international is not tied down by the Dutch champions before his 16th birthday.

Liverpool had a €15 million offer for Schalke starlet Leroy Sane turned down in the summer but the Reds remain interested following the winger’s strong performances and are expected to bid again next year.

Crystal Palace have confirmed the signing of 17-year-old Belgian winger Jason Lokilo from Anderlecht.

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed that Sami Khedira will make his Bianconeri debut against Sevilla on Wednesday night

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc believes Jurgen Klopp could become the next Bayern Munich boss, telling Sport Bild ahead of Der Klassiker: “It’s factually conceivable.”

Victor Anichebe has launched an angry tirade at Game of Thrones stars Kit Harrington and Rose Leslie after snubbing his request for a picture.

The West Brom striker bumped into the duo in his hotel, but was left dismayed when the duo rejected his request for a photo.

1/3 Bumped into Kit Harrington & Rose Leslie at my hotel and being a big #GOTfan asked nicely for a pic.

Shame that they refused & felt to act the way they did, I would never decline someone a picture as without fans we’re nothing.

I hope Jon Snow really is dead now in @GameOfThrones

Tottenham are ready to beat Torino to the signing of Red Star Belgrade’s 17-year-old striker Luka Jovic.

Spurs want Gladbach’s Thorgan Hazard to join their Belgian contingent.

Talks are progressing well over plans for the MK Dons to house Tottenham for the 2017-18 season while the Premier League side redevelop White Hart Lane into a 61,000-seat stadium.

Carlton Cole’s proposed move to Celtic could be in jeopardy after the former West Ham striker, 31, suffered an injury in training at Lennoxtown.

Newcastle are prepared to let striker Ivan Toney, 19, go out on loan, but will resist offers for striker Emmanuel Riviere, 25, despite interest from Wolves.

Everton fielded unattached former AC Milan and Espanyol right-back Felipe Mattioni, 26, in their under-21 side on Tuesday.

Swansea manager Garry Monk is taking inspiration from Rugby World Cup favourites New Zealand after reading a book on the secrets of the All Blacks’ success.

AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli’s former girlfriend Fanny Neguesha is to release a single about her turbulent relationship with the 25-year-old former Manchester City and Liverpool player.

Former England striker Michael Owen found an uninvited guest in his house on Tuesday morning. He tweeted:”It’s not every day you leave to do the school run and find a little lizard in your house!” (Better-informed Twitter followers advised him it was a newt.)

Celebrity Arsenal fan Piers Morgan left his followers in no doubt about his feelings towards Gunners’ boss Arsene Wenger after the shock 3-2 Champions League defeat at home to Olympiakos on Tuesday. He tweeted:”Jurgen Klopp is available. What the hell are we waiting for?”

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini, 62, had to jump into a taxi and race back home on Tuesday afternoon after turning up at Manchester airport with the wrong passport.

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UEFA Champions League: Group Stage Results

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UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night saw two English clubs – Arsenal and Chelsea- fall to suprise defeats, Lewandowski continued his impressive goalscoring form with another hattrick, BATE shock victory over Roma, and Messi-less Barca hard fought victory.

Group E

A Messi-less Barcelona struggled to beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 in Camp Nou.

Kyriakos Papadopoulos’ 22nd minute header gave Leverkusen the lead, but Barca through Sergi Roberto levelled the score in the 80th before Luis Suarez scored the winner in the 82nd minute.

BATE Borisov shocked AS Roma by scoring three goals inside a half hour in a 3-2 win in Belarus.

Igor Stasevich’s opener and Filip Mladenovic’s brace gave the host a 3-0 lead, before Gervinho and Vasilios Torosidis scored for Roma in the second half to reduce the deficit.

Group F

Arsenal fell to a 3-2 home defeat to Olympiakos.

After a defeat at Dinamo Zagrebin their opener two weeks ago, the Gunners really needed to take maximum points against the Greeks with home and away games against Bayern Munich up next.

Goals from Theo Walcott and Alexis Sanchez twice drew Arsenal level, after Felipe Pardo and David Ospina’s own goal twice gave the visitors the lead.

But joy at the Emirates was short-lived as Alfred Finnbogason 66th minute sealed victory for the Greek team just one minute after Sanchez had equalized.

Robert Lewandowski continued his impressive goalscoring form as his hat trick helped Bayern Munich demolish Dinamo Zagreb 5-0 to take control of Group F,

taking his personal tally to 10 in three games.

Douglas Costa and Mario Gotze also scored the 1st and 3rd goal for Bayern in the 13th and 25th minute respectively.

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Group G

Chelsea’s miserable start to the season continued as Jose Mourinho’s return to his former club Porto ended in 2-1 defeat.

Chelsea lost to Porto on Mourinho’s first return in 2004-05, and history repeated itself.

Andre Andre gave the host the lead in the 39th minute but Willian levelled on the stroke of half-time with a curling free-kick.

Maicon capitalized on Chelsea’s woeful defence to head in the winner just seven minutes into the second-half.

It was a night that saw Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas has break the Champions League appearance record by playing his 152nd game in the competition after being named in the starting XI to face Chelsea.

Having won the competition three times in 2000, 2002 and 2014, Casillas is now participating in his 17th consecutive European campaign and surpassing former Barcelona midfielder Xavi’s tally of 151.

Dynamo Kiev eased to a 2-0 win away to Maccabi Tel-Aviv, Andriy Yarmolenko and Junior Moraes scoring either side of half-time.

Group H

Valencia defeated Lyon 1-0 in France, with Sofiane Feghouli scoring the only goal.

The Primera Division side had lost their opener to Zenit but Feghouli’s goal moved them into second place behind the Russians.

Lyon, meanwhile, are still without a win in this season’s competition and have just a single point from their opening two games.

Oleg Shatov’s second-half goal earned Zenit St Petersburg a 2-1 victory over Gent to strengthen their position at the top of Group H.

Artem Dzyuba’s close-range header gave Zenit the lead in the 35th minute, but Thomas Matton’s fine 56th-minute volley drew Gent level before Shatov’s cool finish 11 minutes later sealed all three points for the hosts.

Group E

BATE Borisov 3 – 2 Roma

Barcelona 2 – 1 Bayer Leverkusen

Group F

Arsenal 2 – 3 Olympiakos

Bayern Munich 5 – 0 Dinamo Zagreb

Group G

FC Porto 2 – 1 Chelsea

Maccabi Tel Aviv 0 – 2 Dynamo Kyiv

Group H

Lyon 0 – 1 Valencia

Zenit St. Petersburg 2 – 1 Gent

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he did not try to sign striker Anthony Martial, 19, before Manchester United bought him was because he was sure Monaco would not sell.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes injuries to striker Daniel Sturridge, 26, last season cost them a top-four finish and a trophy.

Liverpool goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux, 21, has returned to Anfield from a loan spell at Swindon Town after turning up late for training and then paying his £50 fine in pennies.

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says his side will win the Champions League soon.

West Brom contrived to throw away a two-goal lead in the second half as Romelu Lukaku inspired Everton to a 3-2 victory on Monday night.

Saido Berahino and Craig Dawson had put the Baggies 2-0 ahead.

It was the first time Everton had come back to win a game from two goals down in the Barclays Premier League since May 1994 – when they beat Wimbledon 3-2 to stay in the top flight.

Robert Fernandez, Barcelona’s sporting director, is said to have been present at Valencia’s most recent match, with the Catalan club reportedly keeping tabs on Shkodran Mustafi and Sofiane Feghouli.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes Cristiano Ronaldo’s game improved at Manchester United thanks to the unselfish work of Wayne Rooney.

Rooney has lifted the lid on his fall out with Sir Alex Ferguson who he rates as “the best manager of all time.”

Italy international goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has said he regrets not ever playing in the Premier League.

FIFA’s ethics committee has banned former vice-president Jack Warner from taking part in any football-related activity at any level for life.

Chelsea have reportedly taken goalkeeper Marco Amelia on trial and are set to sign the former AC Milan man on a short-term basis.

Jose Mourinho believes there is a “desire to suspend” striker Diego Costa following his retrospective ban.

The Blues are weighing up a move for Porto midfielder Yacine Brahimi, 25, in January.

Fluminense have terminated Ronaldinho’s contract at the former two-time World Player of the Year’s request, the club announced on Monday night.

The 35-year-old midfielder had been with the Rio de Janeiro club for little more than two months.

During his time with the club, the former World Cup and Champions League winner participated in just nine games, failing to score or record an assist in a disappointing spell that saw him often booed by Tricolor supporters for poor performances.

Manchester United winger Ashley Young, 30, claims he is not bothered that manager Louis van Gaal says he is “not a Neymar”.

Young says he has not given up on his international career, despite having not played for England for more than two years.

Neymar’s agent Wagner Ribeiro has urged the embattled Brazil and Barcelona star to put his money in tax havens and move to Real Madrid before the end of his career.

A Brazilian court froze assets of Neymar, his family and related businesses valued at 188.8 million Brazilian reals ($48 million, €42 million) last week, with a Sao Paulo tribunal alleging the 23-year-old has evaded 63 million reals in Brazil taxes (almost $16m or €14m) between 2011 and 2013, when he was still a player with Brazilian club Santos.

Everton and Tottenham are considering a move for Italy defender Andrea Ranocchia, 27, from Inter Milan in the January transfer window.

Former Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado, 30, ‘favourited’ a tweet posted by Tottenham’s official account that confirmed Franco Baldini had left his role as technical director.

Former England midfielder David Beckham and wife Victoria are believed to be wealthier than the Queen.

Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes has been told by manager Louis van Gaal to visit the Carrington training ground only when the first team are not there and to work with the youth teams’ coaches.

New York Knicks basketball star Carmelo Anthony visited Emirates Stadium and told the Arsenal YouTube channel that he supports the Gunners.

Fans will stage a string of protests as part of the ‘Twenty’s Plenty’ campaign at the weekend after the Premier League’s average ticket prices were revealed to be the most expensive in the world at £53.76 – more than double Germany’s Bundesliga.

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Sepp Blatter: I’ve done nothing illegal or improper

Jose Mourinho says none of his Chelsea players are untouchable.

“Untouchables in football, only consistency can give you that status,” said Mourinho, whose champions are 15th in the Premier League after two wins in the opening seven games.

Lionel Messi will be back in action before the two months originally stipulated, Argentina team doctor Donato Villani has said.

Former Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp, 48, will only consider replacing Brendan Rodgers, 42, at Liverpool if he is given full control over future signings at Anfield – meaning an end to the club’s transfer committee.

Sunderland are considering whether to replace boss Dick Advocaat, 68, with 39-year-old former Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira, who is head of the elite development squad at Manchester City.

Manchester City could move for 24-year-old Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara – a former target for Manchester United.

Bayern Munich are looking to end Dinamo Zagreb’s undefeated run of 45 games in all competitions, with Jerome Boateng saying: “It’s time they are beaten.”

City manager Manuel Pellegrini walked out of a post-match press conference, telling reporters: “If you want to talk about stupid things then I do not answer stupid things.”

De Bruyne has begun his City career by scoring in all three of his starts for the club.

Midfield pair Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini have been ruled out of Arsenal’s Champions League clash with Olympiakos on Tuesday.

Arteta picked up a knock in the 5-2 victory at Leicester on Saturday while Flamini also suffered a hamstring problem in the same game and was substituted after 21 minutes.

Neymar has not yet signed Barcelona’s new contract offer because he is not convinced he can become the best player in the world while playing with Lionel Messi. He is considering a future move to Manchester United as a result.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez wants to sign a marquee player next summer and has set his sights upon Eden Hazard. Should he go to the Bernabeu, there is a chance either Cristiano Ronaldo or Gareth Bale could be sold.

Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool is a target of Barcelona, who have previously made an approach for the Brazil playmaker.

Sepp Blatter has said he will remain as president of FIFA, reiterating that “he had done nothing illegal or improper”.

Manchester United are interested in a move for Lyon midfielder Nabil Fekir.

Manchester United are reportedly considering a January move for Sporting Lisbon defender Paulo Oliveira.

United scouts watched the centre-half during Sporting’s 2-1 win over Rio Ave on September 13.

The Red Devils have shortlisted Charlton Athletic left-back Morgan Fox as a potential replacement for Luke Shaw.

AC Milan is monitoring Hakan Calhanoglu’s situation, but Bayer Leverkusen value the player at €25 million, with his contract not due to expire until 2019.

Chelsea are keeping tabs on Porto’s defensive midfielder Ruben Neves.

Chelsea and Manchester United both want Dutch winger Tahith Chong, 15, who plays for Feyenoord.

The Blues and Liverpool are both considering a move for Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes.

Reports also suggest Arsenal and Chelsea will duke it out over FC Sion striker Moussa Konate. The 22-year-old striker has scored 21 goals in 35 appearances for the Swiss club.

Benfica are keen on Red Star Belgrade’s 17-year-old striker Luka Jovic.

Liverpool are preparing a bid for Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Marko Rog. The Croatian champions will want at least £8 million for the 20-year-old.

Everton are keeping tabs on Burnley centre-back Michael Keane.

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has branded reports that he has agreed to sign former Inter Milan midfielder Ezequiel Schelotto as pure speculation.

Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish has pledged his international future to England over the Republic of Ireland.

Stoke forward Jonathan Walters, 32, said after scoring in the 2-1 win over Bournemouth that his future remains unresolved. He is out of contract next summer.

Tottenham are set to offer £345,000 for Brondby teenager Armend Aslani. The 17-year-old forward can play on either wing or as a central striker.

West Bromwich Albion will make a £3.5m bid for Birmingham winger Demarai Gray, 19, in the January transfer window.

A flat at Arsenal’s former Highbury home has gone up for sale. Fans can enjoy the communal garden that was once the Gunners’ pitch for a mere £660,000.

Serie A Results

Defender Leonardo Blanchard celebrates heading in the last gasp equaliser for newly promoted Frosinone
Defender Leonardo Blanchard celebrates heading in the last gasp equaliser for newly promoted Frosinone

Juventus’ poor start to the season continued as they were held 1-1 by newly promoted Frosinone.

Leonardo Blanchard last minute equalizer, after Simon Zaza had given Juve the lead, silenced the crowd at the Juventus stadium, earning Frosinone their first ever point in Serie A.

The draw leaves the Turin giants without a home win this season.

Brazilian midfielder Felipe Melo scored the only goal of the contest at the Giuseppe Meazza stadium

to earn Inter a 1-0 win over Hellas Verona.

Inter held on for the victory and in the process kept a clean sheet for the third straight encounter and their fifth win.

Fiorentina moved up to second after goals from Jakub Blaszczykowski and substitute Nikola Kalinic steered them to a 2-0 win against Bologna.

Sassuolo won 1-0 away at Palermo, with Sergio Floccari scoring the only goal of the match.

The win lift them to third place.

Torino suffered a 1-0 defeat at Chievo as Lucas Castro’s 76th-minute goal meant the Flying Donkeys overtook Torino in the table.

Sampdoria defeated Roma 2-1.

Citadin Eder opened the scoring in the 51st minute and though Mohamed Salah equalised, Kostas Manolas’ late own goal handed Samp the points.

Napoli, who had looked to have got their season going after following up their 5-0 Europa League victory over Bruges by thrashing Lazio by the same score, were held to a goalless draw by winless Carpi despite dominating possession and having 22 attempts at goal.

Carpi 0 – 0 SSC Napoli

ChievoVerona 1 – 0 Torino

Fiorentina 2 – 0 Bologna

Inter 1 – 0 Hellas Verona

Juventus 1 – 1 Frosinone

Lazio 2 – 0 Genoa

Palermo 0 – 1 Sassuolo

Sampdoria 2 – 1 Roma

Bundesliga Results

Borussia Dortmund perfect start to the season came to a halt as they failed to win for the first time this season after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Hoffenheim.

Sebastian Rudy gave the under-pressure Markus Gisdol something to smile about on the Hoffenheim bench just before half-time, but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang brought Thomas Tuchel’s men level.

With the goal, Aubameyang became the first player in Bundesliga history to score in each of his club’s first six games in a season.

Dortmund’s 11-game winning streak came to an end, leaving them two points behind league leaders Bayern Munich.

Javier Hernandez scored his first Bundesliga goal to halt Bayer Leverkusen’s slide and earn them a 1-0 win over Mainz.

The victory puts an end to a three-game losing streak.

Borussia Monchengladbach picked up their first points of the season with a 4-2 win over Augsburg in their first game since Lucien Favre’s shock resignation.

Sitting on the bench for the first time as Gladbach’s caretaker coach, Andre Schubert could hardly believe his eyes as the Foals raced into a four-goal lead within 21 minutes at the Borussia Park Stadion.

Fabian Johnson put them in front as early as the fifth minute before three more goals in the space of three minutes effectively put the points in the bank, Granit Xhaka, Lars Stindl and Mahmoud Dahoud doing the honours.

Schalke moved up to third with two late goals earning them a 2-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt.

Joel Matip and Leroy Sane were the goal scorers.

The win lifts the Gelsenkirchen club above Wolfsburg into third place, three points adrift of local rivals Borussia Dortmund.

Stuttgart picked up their first win of the season to move off the foot of the table and increase the pressure on Hannover coach Michael Frontzeck, whose side slipped to the bottom of the table after a 3-1 home defeat.

Kenan Karaman gave the hosts the lead before Christian Gentner levelled for the visitors.

Timo Werner and Alexandru Maxim’s goals secured all three points for Stuttgart

Bayer Leverkusen 1 – 0 Mainz 05

Borussia Moenchengladbach 4 – 2 Augsburg

Hannover 96 1 – 3 VfB Stuttgart

Hoffenheim 1 – 1 Borussia Dortmund

Schalke 04 2 – 0 Eintracht Frankfurt

Capital One Cup Fourth Round Draw

Manchester United and Arsenal will both face Championship opponents in the fourth round of the Capital One Cup, while Chelsea visit Stoke.

Thirteen Premier League sides made it through to the last 16, with United at home to Middlesbrough, while Arsenal travel to Sheffield Wednesday.

Liverpool host Bournemouth

Manchester City will host Crystal Palace.

Fourth Round Draw

Manchester City v Crystal Palace

Liverpool v Bournemouth

Manchester United v Middlesbrough

Everton v Norwich City

Southampton v Aston Villa

Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal

Hull City v Leicester City

Stoke City v Chelsea

La Liga Results

Former Liverpool striker Iago Aspas scored twice as unbeaten Celta Vigo ended Barcelona’s 100% start in La Liga with a 4-1 win at Balaidos.

Ex-Barca youngster Nolito also continued his fine start to the season with a stunning opener, and substitute John Guidetti struck for rampant Celta after Neymar had claimed a consolation.

Celta’s victory lifted them above Barca in the Primera Division

Karim Benzema scored twice as Real Madrid held on for a 2-1 win at Athletic Bilbao.

Sabin Merino scored for Bilbao.

Cristiano Ronaldo still made to wait for his 500th goal for club and country.

Villarreal moved level with Real and Celta as they won 1-0 at Malaga.

Fernando Tissone’s 71st-minute own-goal was enough to secure all three points for the Yellow Submarine, who won their fourth league game in a row.

Rayo Vallecano picked up their second win of the campaign as a 2-1 success at home to 10-man Sporting Gijon also made it back-to-back victories for coach Paco Jemez.

Gijon skipper Bernardo was shown two quick-fire yellow cards in the first half.

Roberto Trashorras and Javi Guerra were on the scoresheet for Rayo, while Jony halved the deficit for Gijon.

Levante came back from 2-0 down to salvage a point at home to Eibar.

Borja thought he had handed Eibar their third win of the Primera Division campaign with a well-taken brace, but Levante hit back through Jose Luis Morales and Acosta Deyverson at the death to draw 2-2.

The point is enough to lift Levante out of the drop zone and up to 14th, while Eibar drop to seventh.

Sevilla continued their poor start to the season as they lost 2-0 to Las Palmas.

Roque Mesa opened the scoring for the side from the Canaries on the half-hour and Antolin Alcaraz sealed the win with 14 minutes remaining.

The result leaves Sevilla winless and bottom of the league while Las Palmas leapt into mid-table with a first triumph of the campaign.

Celta Vigo 4 – 1 Barcelona

Levante 2 – 2 Eibar

Rayo Vallecano 2 – 1 Sporting Gijon

Athletic Bilbao 1 – 2 Real Madrid

Las Palmas 2 – 0 Sevilla

Malaga 0 – 1 Villarreal

Capital One Cup: Third Round Results

Manchester United thrashed Ipswich 3-0 in the Capital One Cup at Old Trafford, on a night when Wayne Rooney, Andreas Pereira and Anthony Martial were all on the scoresheet.

Rooney scored his first domestic goal of the season, Andreas his first too, and Martial who came in as a substitute continued his fine start to life in England with a third goal in stoppage time, his fourth in four games since his move from Monaco.

Mathieu Flamini was the unlikely hero as he struck two rare goals which helped Arsenal beat Tottenham 2-1 at White Hart Lane.

The French midfielder marked his first appearance of the season with a superb second-half volley to secure bragging rights for Gunners’ fans in the north London derby.

But Spurs equalised at the start of the second half when Callum Chambers deflected the ball into his own net.

Both sides had made the expected changes, Vorm replacing Hugo Lloris in the Spurs goal, while Costa Rica forward Joel Campbell was handed a rare start in the Gunners’ attack.

Arsenal had not lost three matches in a row since April 2010 going into the game.

Ramires, Loic Remy, Kenedy and Pedro scored as Chelsea beat Walsall 4-1 in the Capital One Cup third round at the Banks’s Stadium on Wednesday.

Walsall pulled a goal back through James O’Connor

Dwight Gayle scored a hat trick as Crystal Palace secured their place in the last 16 with a 4-1 win over Charlton at Selhurst Park.

Fraizer Campbell had earlier put the Premier League side ahead, with Naby Sarr scoring what proved to be the Addicks’ consolation after Gayle had grabbed his first of the evening from the spot.

Alou Diarra was sent off for giving away his second spot kick of the game.

Adam Bodgan was the hero as Liverpool beat Carlisle 3-2 in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw in the Capital One Cup third round at Anfield.

Adam Bogdan made three saves -kept out penalties from Danny Grainger, Luke Joyce and Bastien Héry.

Danny Ings put the Reds ahead, his second goal in two games before the League Two side hit back through Derek Asamoah.

Southampton cruised into the fourth round by defeating MK Dons 6-0, courtesy of braces from Sadio Mane, Jay Rodriguez and Shane Long.

Norwich beat West Brom 3-0 at Carrow Road, with Matt Jarvis putting the hosts ahead, before a Kyle Lafferty strike five minutes from time and then a stoppage-time own goal from Sebastien Pocognoli completed a miserable evening for Albion.

Sheffield Wednesday reached the fourth round for the first time in 14 seasons with a 1-0 win at St James’ Park.

Lewis McGugan scored the Owls’ winner from outside of the box 14 minutes from time.

Crystal Palace 4 – 1 Charlton Athletic

Milton Keynes Dons 0 – 6 Southampton

Newcastle United 0 – 1 Sheffield Wednesday

Norwich City 3 – 0 West Bromwich Albion

Tottenham Hotspur 1 – 2 Arsenal

Walsall 1 – 4 Chelsea

Liverpool 1 – 1 Carlisle United

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Manchester United 3 – 0 Ipswich Town

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Juventus' Alvaro Morata
Juventus’ Alvaro Morata

Liverpool have denied reports claiming that the club have contacted Carlo Ancelotti as Brendan Rodgers’ potential replacement.

Real Madrid have reached an agreement with Guangzhou Evergrande to sign 26-year-old defender Zhang Linpeng in January.

Chelsea striker Diego Costa will serve an immediate three-match ban after being found guilty of violent conduct.

Reports suggest Chelsea are hopeful of signing Blaise Matuidi as a long-term replacement for John Obi Mikel. The player has a contract till 2018, but a €30m offer could tempt Paris Saint-Germain to part with the midfielder.

The Blues will also try to sign France international Alexandre Lacazette, 24, from Lyon in January, although Arsenal and Liverpool are also interested in the forward.

Arsenal’s claim of wrongful dismissal over Gabriel’s red card against Chelsea on Saturday has been upheld following an FA hearing.

The Gunners are lining up a £13 million bid for Juventus defender Daniele Rugani but the Serie A champions are likely to reject the offer.

Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas has revealed his emotions when he found out his transfer to Manchester United collapsed.

Real are prepared to pay the €35 million fee required to re-sign Alvaro Morata from Juventus.

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has been allowed to return home following a double fracture to his leg

David Moyes was appointed Manchester United manager after “several very desirable candidates were unavailable”, Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed.

The list of names was headed up by Pep Guardiola and also included Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp.

He said: “I asked Pep to phone me before he accepted an offer from another club but he didn’t and wound up joining Bayern Munich in July 2013.”

Ferguson considered signing Sergio Aguero for Manchester United in 2011 but backed out because the player’s agent “was demanding a price we were not prepared to pay.”

Instead, Aguero joined Manchester City for £38 million and scored the goal that cost United the Premier League title the following season.

Sir Alex Ferguson also wanted to sign Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany back in 2004.

Barcelona midfielder Rafinha will be sidelined for six months after having surgery on torn ligaments in his right knee.

Luis Enrique will have to manage a smaller squad until Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal can start playing when the club’s one-year ban on new players expires at the end of 2015.

MP & Silva co-founder Riccardo Silva says plans are under way to launch a Champions League-like tournament involving all of North America, South America and the Caribbean.

The international media rights giant’s chief has revealed a project for a 64-team competition to mirror the UEFA Champions League’s format, which could fetch an estimated $500 million in television and marketing rights — quintupling the current annual take-ins for the CONCACAF Champions League and CONMEBOL’s Copa Libertadores combined.

Chelsea club doctor Eva Carneiro has left the club and is considering her legal options after she had her role reduced following a spat with manager Jose Mourinho in the opening game with Swansea

Chelsea are eyeing the January signing of Marseille’s 25-year-old defender Nicolas Nkoulou.

Blues skipper John Terry, 34, is refusing to give up on his Chelsea career and believes he can earn a new contract at Stamford Bridge.

Arsene Wenger says Olivier Giroud, 28, is no longer the club’s first-choice striker and has to share duties with Theo Walcott, 26.

Former England goalkeeper David Seaman says he was “very close” to joining Manchester United, before opting for Arsenal in 1990.

Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish is auctioning off his 1984 European Cup winner’s medal to raise money for charity.

A Liverpool-supporting Twitter account has urged fans to dress up as manager Jurgen Klopp in their side’s Premier League game against Aston Villa on Saturday.

Sir Alex Ferguson says Eric Cantona, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Cristiano Ronaldo were the only world-class players he had at Manchester United.

  • Former Manchester United midfielder Angel di Maria, 27, says he has had “a smile on my face” every day since joining Paris St-Germain.
  • Former Liverpool midfielders Xabi Alonso, 33, and Javier Mascherano, 31, are being investigated in Spain for alleged tax fraud.
  • The Major League Soccer Players Union has released salary details of players in the league. Brazil’s Kaka is the top earner at $6.6m (£4.3m) a year, ex-England captain Steven Gerrard is on $6.2m (£4m) – but former England international Shaun Wright-Phillips is on much less at $116,004 (£75,600).
  • Louis van Gaal has accused defender Marcos Rojo, 25, of hiding a hamstring injury from him.
  • Former Manchester United full-back Gary Neville feels Diego Costa’s three-match ban for violent conduct is harsh, expressing his disbelief on Twitter.
  • Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard says Blues captain John Terry, 34, can still play for the side for “years”.
  • The Football Medical Association say they are “extremely disappointed” Dr Eva Carneiro will not be resuming her duties with Chelsea.
  • Former Manchester United full-back Gary Neville feels Diego Costa’s three-match ban for violent conduct is harsh, expressing his disbelief on Twitter.
  • Equally disbelieving was Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech, who tweeted his praise for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski after his five goals in nine minutes against Wolfsburg.
  • Brazil legend Pele says Fifa president Sepp Blatter must “tell the truth” about the corruption crisis at football’s governing body.
  • Championship side QPR are looking to sign Lazio midfielder Ravel Morrison, 22, when the transfer window opens in January.
  • Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat has told defender Sebastian Coates, 24, that he “needs to be sharper” but the player is “a little bit shy”.
  • West Brom boss Tony Pulis says he needs more time to decide whether he will sign free agent Ricardo Vaz Te, 28, who joined the club on trial last week.
  • Stoke assistant manager Mark Bowen has assured fans the team will come good after six league games without victory.
  • Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino says he has been left “deeply offended” after full-back Sam Byram, 22, refused a new contract offer.
  • Bolton have released a special shirt to commemorate the tragic events at Burnden Park in 1946 when 33 people lost their lives.
  • Hull defender Curtis Davis emerged a little worse for wear after his side’s victory over Swansea in the League Cup at the KC Stadium. “And they say Diego Costa is “physical” #Scarface #Claws,” tweeted Davis,who was only drafted into the Hull starting XI after Alex Bruce picked up an injury in the warm-up.

Serie A Result

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AC Milan defeated Udinese 3-2 on a night when Mario Balotelli scored his first goal for Milan since returning to the club.

It was Balotelli’s first start since rejoining on a season-long loan from Liverpool.

The Italy forward score a stunning freekick in the 5th minute, with Giacomo Bonaventura doubled Milan’s lead five minutes later.

Then Cristian Zapata headed in a corner past Karnezis for a 3-0 half-time lead.

Emmanuel Badu and Duvan Zapata reduced the deficit for Udinese.

Udinese ended the game with 10 men as Milan held on for their second straight win and condemned a Udinese side that opened the season with a victory at Juventus to a fourth straight defeat.

Udinese 2 – 3 AC Milan

La Liga Results

David Moyes' men celebrate their first win of the season
David Moyes’ men celebrate their first win of the season

Atletico Madrid went top of the league after France forward Antoine Griezmann brace ensured a 2-0 win against crosstown rival Getafe on Tuesday.

Griezmann scored first strike came in the fourth minute before rounding off the victory at Vicente Calderon Stadium with a second goal in the 90th.

Real Sociedad recorded an impressive 3-0 win at Granada. Imanol Agirretxe scored a hattrick. The striker scored in the 7th, 33rd and 79th minutes to ease the pressure on Coach David Moyes.

It is Sociedad’s first win of the season after two defeats and two goalless draws.

It was a different case for Nuno Espirito Santo as his side were beaten 1-0 at Espanyol, with Victor Alvarez’s first-half goal proving the difference, piling more pressure on the coach.

Atletico Madrid 2 – 0 Getafe

Espanyol 1 – 0 Valencia

Granada 0 – 3 Real Sociedad

Ligue 1 Results

Ibrahimovic scores his first league goal against a team he scored his last goal in May.
Ibrahimovic scores his first league goal against a team he scored his last goal in May.

Paris St Germain maintained their unbeaten start with a 3-0 win against Guingamp.

Javier Pastore, Angel Di Maria and Zlatan Ibrahimovic all grabbed their first Ligue 1 goals of the season.

Ibrahimovic, who hadn’t scored since claiming a brace in a 6-0 win over Guingamp last May, scored the third late on but also had a penalty saved.

Laurent Blanc’s men came into the game on the back of two disappointing draws with Bordeaux and Reims

A first win in three for PSG meant they went four points clear at the top for 24 hours at least while Guingamp, who came into the clash on the back of three successive wins without conceding a goal, remain in eighth.

In the other match of the night Angers and Reims played out a goalless draw.

Angers 0 – 0 Reims

Paris Saint Germain 3 – 0 Guingamp

Bundesliga Results

Lewandowski scoring one of his five against title rivals Wolfsburg at the Allianz Arena
Lewandowski scoring one of his five against title rivals Wolfsburg at the Allianz Arena

Robert Lewandowski made Bundesliga history on Tuesday as he scored five goals in just 10 minutes to earn Bayern Munich a sensational 5-1 victory over Bundesliga title rivals Wolfsburg at the Allianz Arena.

It was his best haul since scoring all four for ex-club Borussia Dortmund in their 4-1 win over Real Madrid in the 2013 Champions League semifinal.

It took the Pole just five minutes to get his name on the scoresheet, and he did not stop there.

The 27-year-old had completed his hat-trick within four minutes, added a fourth two minutes later and a fifth less than 10 minutes after his first, setting the record for the fastest hat trick, as he needed just three minutes, 19 seconds to hit his first three goals. His five minutes, 42 seconds for the fourth goal was also a Bundesliga record, as was his nine minutes for the fifth.

It was the first time five goals have been scored in the Bundesliga since Michael Toennies in August 1991 in a 6-2 win for Duisburg against Karlsruhe. His haul was also the first time a player has come off the bench to score five goals in a Bundesliga game.

Lewandowski fell just short of matching the record goal haul for a single Bundesliga match of six achieved by Cologne’s Dieter Mueller in their 7-2 win over Werder Bremen in August 1977.

Daniel Caligiuri had given the visitors the lead, but Coach Pep Guardiola then brought on Lewandowski at half-time and the move paid dividends.

Vedad Ibisevic struck twice as Hertha Berlin moved up to fifth with a 2-0 win over Cologne.

The former Stuttgart striker ended a 25-game wait for a goal to put the Old Lady in front just before half-time, adding his second deep into stoppage time as Hertha traded places with their guests in the standings.

Sandro Wagner came back to haunt his former club with two goals for Darmstadt in a 2-1 win over Werder Bremen.

Aron Johannsson put Bremen in front, before Darmstadt forward Wagner ended a 24-game drought by levelling from the penalty spot.

He then scored his second of the night to earn Darmstadt their first home win in the Bundesliga since 1982, to lift them into mid-table with nine points and just one defeat in their first six games back in the top flight.

Bremen ended the game with 10 men after Fin Bartels was given his marching orders late on.

Michael Gregoritsch grabbed a late winner for Hamburg to leave Ingolstadt still waiting for their first home win of the season after going down 1-0 at the Audi Sportpark.

Bayern Munich 5 – 1 Wolfsburg

Darmstadt 2 – 1 Werder Bremen

Hertha Berlin 2 – 0 FC Cologne

Ingolstadt 0 – 1 Hamburger SV

Capital One Cup: Third Round Results

Andy King and mates celebrate victory over West Ham
Andy King and mates celebrate victory over West Ham

Manchester City returned to winning ways with a 4-1 win at Sunderland in the Capital One Cup, with £100M signings – Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling scoring.

City went into the game on the back of successive 2-1 defeats to Juventus and West Ham.

Sergio Aguero started opened scoring in the 10th minute from the penalty spot before De Bruyne, Vito Mannone’s own goal and Sterling made it 4-0.

Ola Toivonen’s scored a late consolation goal for the Black Cats.

Gerard Deulofeu’s 25-yard free-kick helped Everton come from behind as Reading were beaten 2-1 in the Capital One Cup third round.

Nick Blackman gave Reading the lead, but Ross Barkley and Deulofeu struck after the break as Everton marched through to the last 16.

Aston Villa edged out Birmingham 1-0 with Rudy Gestede’s second-half header earning the Villans a narrow victory.

Villa had lost their last two games, and their last two derbies, to West Brom and Leicester before being booed off at the break here.

In-form premier league sides Leicester City and West Ham clashed, with Leicester defeating West Ham 2-1 after extra time.

Andy King struck the winner for Claudio Ranieri’s in-form side four minutes from time.

Leicester’s Joe Dodoo opened the scoring in the sixth minute, but Mauro Zarate cancelled it out for West Ham 20 minutes later.

Bournemouth reached the Capital One Cup fourth round with a 3-2 penalty shoot-out victory at Preston after the match had ended 2-2 AET.

Goalkeeper Adam Federici proved the hero after saving three penalties for the Cherries at Deepdale.

The game finished 2-2 after Shaun MacDonald had opened the scoring and Jordan Hugill had equalised in the 84th minute to force extra time.

The Cherries went ahead again through Marc Pugh, but Daniel Johnson slotted a 118th minute penalty to force a shoot-out.

Peter Crouch’s first goal of the season helped Stoke into the Capital One Cup fourth round after a 1-0 win over Fulham at Craven Cottage.

Peter Odemwingie drove a shot just wide of the post before exchanging passes with Crouch, who finished well despite close attention from Richard Stearman.

Albert Adomah’s brace guided Middlesbrough to a 3-0 win over fellow Championship side Wolves, with Diego Fabbrini also finding the net.

David Meyler’s strike helped Hull City defeat 2013 winners Swansea.

The match at the KC Stadium also witnessed the return to action of Jake Livermore, who managed 69 minutes in his first appearance since May, when he was suspended following a positive cocaine test.

Capital One Cup

Aston Villa 1 – 0 Birmingham City

Fulham 0 – 1 Stoke City

Hull City 1 – 0 Swansea City

Leicester City 2 – 1 West Ham United

Middlesbrough 3 – 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Preston North End 2 – 2 AFC Bournemouth

Sunderland 1 – 4 Manchester City

Reading 1 – 2 Everton

Latest Football News

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Adebayo Akinfenwa

AFC Wimbledon striker Adebayo Akinfenwa, 33, says “there would only be one winner” if he came up against Chelsea and Spain striker Diego Costa, 26.

Manchester United are ready to make a £90m bid for Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 30, amid claims he could leave the La Liga side next summer.

Red Devils defender Phil Jones, 23, is ready to return to the United squad against Sunderland on Saturday after recovering from a blood clot in his calf.

United reportedly turned down the chance to re-sign Dimitar Berbatov in the summer

Barcelona are considering a January transfer-window move for Liverpool’s Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 23.

Neymar said he would like to see Coutinho join Barcelona, with the forward saying his compatriot has the necessary “style”.

Barcelona are also preparing a raid on Arsenal for Theo Walcott to replace Pedro who joined Chelsea this summer.

Barca have reportedly asked Fifa if they can register Arda Turan ahead of January following an injury to Rafinha.

Chelsea are planning a January move for Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal.

The Blues will also make a renewed effort to sign Kostas Manolas from AS Roma.

Sir Alex Ferguson has explained why he allowed Paul Pogba to leave – and blames his “distrustful” agent over his Manchester United exit.

Ferguson has said he loves Louis van Gaal’s press conferences and thinks the Dutchman has the pedigree to succeed at Old Trafford.

Arsenal and Liverpool will go toe-to-toe in January to land William Carvalho

Liverpool and Belgium striker Christian Benteke, 24, is doubtful for Saturday’s game against old club Aston Villa with a hamstring problem.

A section of Arsenal fans have started a boycott of Costa Coffee until Brazilian defender Gabriel Paulista returns from his suspension. The campaign comes after Chelsea striker Diego Costa’s antics in the London derby at the weekend.

Arsene Wenger will field an experienced Arsenal side against Tottenham in the League Cup, and is set to hand Olivier Giroud a start.

Manchester City are in no rush to give 18-year-old Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho a new deal, despite reported interest from Spurs.

Anthony Martial’s wife Samantha posted a picture on Instagramof their son with the man of the match trophy given to the Frenchman after Manchester United’s win over Southampton.

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Napoli will reportedly open talks with Manchester United over a January move for defender Marcos Rojo.

Tottenham are keeping an eye on Red Star Belgrade’s 17-year-old Serb sensation Luka Jovic who is valued at £6m.

Spurs and Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen, 28, has backed team-mate Harry Kane, 22, to end his barren run in front of goal. The Englishman has not found the net in five league games this season.

Tottenham players enjoyed a recovery day in the swimming pool after their victory over Crystal Palace at the weekend. Four of their players recorded an impressive score of 117 in the head tennis, winger Nacer Chadli said on Twitter.

England boss Roy Hodgson keeping tabs on Tottenham’s Dele Alli over a possible call-up

AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi says Paris St-Germain’s Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 33, wanted a move to the club but they ended up with Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli, 25.

Jake Livermore could make his competitive comeback when Hull host Swansea in the third round of the Capital One Cup.

Livermore has not played since May, when details emerged of a positive in-game test for cocaine.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe says 23-year-old striker Callum Wilson is ready for the international stage and will recommend him for an England call-up.

Cherries’ French defender Sylvain Distin, who became the Premier League’s oldest outfield player of the season at the age of 37, 12 days younger than his latest manager, says he has not plans to retire.

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew says he won’t be bothered by any ill-feeling towards him from Charlton fans when the sides meet in the League Cup on Wednesday. Pardew was in-charge of the Addicks when they were relegated from the Premier League in 2007.

Everton’s Spanish winger Gerard Deulofeu, 21, wants to “feel important” after failing to make a start for the Toffees so far this season.

Aston Villa midfielder Idrissa Gana, 25, has travelled to France to see a specialist about a hamstring problem picked up on international duty with Senegal.

Luis Suarez Martin, Cafu and Christophe Berra Martin are just some of the suggestions for a poll on what Norwich full-back Russell Martin should name his newborn son.

Sheffield Wednesday are interested in signing Sunderland striker Danny Graham, 30, on loan and are willing to cover his wages.

Latest Football News

Alessandro Florenzi
Alessandro Florenzi

Chelsea are eyeing Roma defender Alessandro Florenzi as a possible successor to Branislav Ivanovic.

Diego Costa has been charged with violent conduct by the FA after an incident with Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny which was caught on video.

The FA has also charged Arsenal defender Gabriel with improper conduct for his behaviour after being sent off, and both Chelsea and Arsenal for failing to control their players.

Keylor Navas has thanked Real Madrid’s fans for their support after he broke a club record for clean sheets at the start of a season.

Navas, 28, almost left Real in the summer only for a proposed transfer that would have seen Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea head in the opposite direction collapse on Spain’s deadline day.

The Costa Rica international has been impressive for Los Blancos since the collapse of the exit, with his clean sheet in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Granada a fifth in a row in all competitions.

The fifth straight shutout since the start of 2015-16 betters former Real keeper Miguel Angel’s sequence of four on the spin at the beginning of the 1975-76 campaign.

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Real Madrid’s keylor Navas

David Moyes was left “disappointed” by another defeat for Real Sociedad which has reportedly left his role as manager in significant doubt.

Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma has told beIN Sports that striker Diego Costa “likes to cheat,” though he later clarified that he did not mean to insult his teammate.

Agent Jorge Mendes had to intervene on behalf of client Marcos Rojo, who was nearly forced out of Manchester United due angering manager Louis van Gaal by missing the club’s pre-season tour due to a passport issue.

Manchester United are following 18-year-old centre-back Jeremiah St Juste, already a regular with Heerenveen.

After being left out by Jose Mourinho against Arsenal at the weekend, John Terry is to play for a second string Chelsea side against Walsall in the Capital One Cup but Diego Costa will not start.

Jose Mourinho has insisted Arsenal “has the squad to be champions” in what appears to be another dig at managerial rival Arsene Wenger.

Louis van Gaal has revealed that Morgan Schneiderlin and Marouane Fellaini are serving for interpreters for Anthony Martial as Manchester United’s manager and top scorer struggle to communicate with each other.

A petition has been created to prevent referee Mike Dean from officiating in another Arsenal game following his performance in Saturday’s 2-0 defeat by Chelsea.

Dick Advocaat has insisted he would walk away from Sunderland if he did not feel he was the right man for the job – but he has no intention of doing so.

Robin van Persie says he is “not very happy” after having to come off the bench to rescue Fenerbahce in their latest league game.

Newcastle defender Mike Williamson, 31, has rejected the chance to join Preston on loan.

Defender Tyias Browning, 21, hopes he has done enough to retain his place in the Everton side after keeping Swansea winger Jefferson Montero quiet in Saturday’s 0-0 draw.

Former Stoke and West Ham winger Matthew Etherington, 34, has revealed he lost £1.5m through his addiction to gambling.

Saido Berahino says his winning goal for West Brom in the 1-0 win at Aston Villa was more like a “Zinedine Zidane touch” than a lucky deflection.

AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi has called an end to his club’s plans to build a new stadium in the city, saying he is too in love with the San Siro to leave.

Goalkeeper David De Gea may have impressed in Manchester United’s 3-2 win at Southampton, but is happy to concede that United’s man of the moment is teenager Anthony Martial, who scored again.

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says Juan Mata’s 44-pass goal against Southampton proves that his “philosophy” is working.

The son of the Syrian refugee tripped by a Hungarian journalist was invited to accompany Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo on to the pitch before their Spanish league game on Saturday.

Major League Soccer side Chicago Fire have sacked head coach and former Ipswich Town defender Frank Yallop and assistant Marc Bircham – once of QPR.

Ronny Deila has confirmed that Celtic will hold talks with free agent and ex-West Ham striker Carlton Cole.

Serie A Results And Table

Francesco Totti scores his 300th goal for AS Roma
Francesco Totti scores his 300th goal for AS Roma
Two goals from Carlos Bacca helped AC Milan recover from their derby defeat to Inter with a 3-2 Serie A victory over Palermo at San Siro. The Colombian, signed from Sevilla in the summer, flicked home an early opener before Oscar Hiljemark equalised with a header.
Giacomo Bonaventura’s free-kick restored the Rossoneri lead before half-time, but Bacca was needed once again after Hiljemark converted his own brace midway through the second half.

Mauro Icardi’s first-half strike proved enough for Inter Milan to maintain their 100 percent start to the new Serie A season with a 1-0 win over Chievo in Verona.

Chievo started the game in second place after going unbeaten through their first three games and coach Rolando Maran will take plenty of encouragement despite the defeat.

Roma twice came from behind to snatch a point against Sassuolo in an entertaining 2-2 draw at the Stadio Olimpico.

Giallorosso captain Francesco Totti cancelled out Gregoire Defrel’s opener in the 36th minute for his 300th goal for the club.

After Mateo Politano put Sassuolo back in front in the 44th minute, Roma pulled level with a left-footed volley from Mohamed Salah four minutes after the restart.

Though neither side found a winner, both remained unbeaten this season in Serie A.

Juventus picked up their first Serie A victory of the season with a 2-0 triumph at 10-man Genoa.

Paul Pogba’s close-range strike hit the crossbar and the ball bounced off Genoa goalkeeper Eugenio Lamanna and went in.

Genoa suffered a further blow six minutes later when defender Armando Izzo was sent off for a second yellow card. Pogba then doubled Juve’s lead from the penalty spot on the hour after Genoa’s Diogo Figueiras brought down Giorgio Chiellini in the box.

Gonzalo Higuain scored twice as Napoli ran riot against Lazio to clinch their first win of the season with a resounding 5-0 scoreline.

The Argentinian forward put Napoli on their way in the 14th minute before Allan doubled the advantage in the 35th minute.

Lorenzo Insigne made it 3-0 .

Substitute Manolo Gabbiadini struck his team’s fifth.

Khouma Babacar scored for the second straight Italian league game to hand Fiorentina a 1-0 triumph at newcomers Carpi.

Carpi have just one point from their opening four games.

Bologna beat Frosinone 1-0 with a first-half goal from French forward Anthony Mounier in a matchup of two promoted clubs.

New York lawyer Joe Tacopina attended the match to bid fans goodbye, having announced earlier that he was resigning as Bologna president after just 11 months in charge due to a rift with Canadian investor Joey Saputo.

Eros Pisano scored an injury-time equaliser after Maximiliano Moralez’s 89th minute strike as 10-man Hellas Verona drew 1-1 at Atalanta. Star striker Luca Toni was taken off with an apparent left knee injury in the first half.

Udinese 1 – 2 Empoli

AC Milan 3 – 2 Palermo

Chievo Verona 0 – 1 Inter

Atalanta 1 – 1 Hellas Verona

Bologna 1 – 0 Frosinone

Genoa 0 – 2 Juventus

Roma 2 – 2 Sassuolo

Torino 2 – 0 Sampdoria

Carpi 0 – 1 Fiorentina

SSC Napoli 5 – 0 Lazio

1 Inter 4 12

2 Torino 4 10

3 Fiorentina 4 9

4 Roma 4 8

5 Sassuolo 4 8

6 ChievoVerona 4 7

7 Sampdoria 4 7

8 Palermo 4 7

9 AC Milan 4 6

10 Lazio 4 6

11 SSC Napoli 4 5

12 Atalanta 4 5

13 Juventus 4 4

14 Empoli 4 4

15 Hellas Verona 4 3

16 Genoa 4 3

17 Bologna 4 3

17 Udinese 4 3

19 Carpi 4 1

20 Frosinone 4 0

LIGUE 1 Results And Table

Paris Saint-Germain fought back from behind to preserve their unbeaten start to the season thanks to substitute Edinson Cavani’s late equaliser in a 1-1 draw at Reims.

Laurent Blanc’s side have now won four and drawn two of their opening six matches.

De Preville gave Reims the lead in the 83rd minute before Cavani equalized, scoring his sixth goal in four matches.

Jeff Louis’ stoppage-time goal clinched Caen a 2-1 victory over Montpellier at the Stade Michel d’Ornano and lifted them up to fourth place in the table.

Montpellier, without a league win this season, hauled themselves level through Jonas Martin’s 32nd-minute penalty after Ronny Rodelin’s first Ligue 1 goal since November 2013 had given Caen the lead.

Angers maintained their impressive start following promotion with a slender 1-0 home win against Troyes despite the dismissal of skipper Cheikh Ndoye.

Ndoye was sent off in the 32nd minute for a reckless challenge, but Angers stood firm to register their third league win of the season courtesy of Thomas Mangani’s 58th-minute penalty after Loosemy Karaboue had fouled Romain Thomas.

Guingamp secured back-to-back wins at the Stade Municipal with a 2-1 win against 10-man Gazelec Ajaccio, who had Issiaga Sylla sent off for two yellow-card offences.

Sloan Privat gave Guingamp a 22nd-minute lead and although the visitors hit back through Kader Mangane’s volley, Jimmy Briand acrobatically turned home the winner on the hour mark to secure his side maximum points.

Nice came back from behind to secure their first league win on the road this season with a 3-1 result at Bastia.

Gael Danic’s superb curling shot gave Bastia a 23rd-minute lead, but Nampalys Mendy equalised with a similar 25-yard effort and Valerie Germain gave Nice a half-time lead before Said Benrahma wrapped up the points in the closing stages.

Marseille’s 1-1 draw with Lyon was suspended for over 20 minutes on Sunday night after missiles were thrown onto the Stade Velodrome pitch

With the visitors leading 1-0 thanks to Alexandre Lacazette’s first-half penalty, referee Ruddy Buquet was forced to order both sets of players down the tunnel shortly after the hour mark as missiles began to rain down from a section of the crowd.

Romain Alessandrini was sent off for a 43rd-minute challenge on former OM midfielder Mathieu Valbuena.

Karim Rekik scored in the 68th minute to level the match for 10-man Marseille.

Monaco’s shaky start to the Ligue 1 season continued as Benjamin Moukandjo struck for Lorient to seal a 3-2 victory at Stade Louis II.

The principality club, now without a home win after three attempts, were up against it when Didier Ibrahim N’Dong and Benjamin Jeannot put Lorient into a two-goal lead inside 20 minutes.

Almamy Toure and Thomas Lemar dragged Monaco back into the game, but Moukandjo’s strike swung it in favour of Sylvain Ripoli’s men.

Substitute Enzo Crivelli salvaged a late point for Bordeaux against 10-man Toulouse in a 1-1 draw at the Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux.

St Etienne moved to within a point of Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain thanks to a comfortable 2-0 win over Nantes.

Jonathan Bamba’s first goal for Les Verts set the hosts on their way, before Robert Beric wrapped up all three points when he gathered Vincent Pajot’s long ball before beating Riou.

Rennes 1 – 1 Lille

Reims 1 – 1 Paris Saint Germain

Angers 1 – 0 Troyes

Caen 2 – 1 Montpellier

Guingamp 2 – 1 GFC Ajaccio

SC Bastia 1 – 3 Nice

Bordeaux 1 – 1 Toulouse

Monaco 2 – 3 Lorient

Saint-Etienne 2 – 0 Nantes

Marseille 1 – 1 Lyon

TABLE

1 Paris Saint Germain 6 14

2 Rennes 6 13

3 Saint-Etienne 6 13

4 Caen 6 12

5 Reims 6 11

6 Angers 6 11

7 Lyon 6 9

8 Guingamp 6 9

9 Nice 6 8

10 Lorient 6 8

11 Monaco 6 8

12 Marseille 6 7

13 Bordeaux 6 7

14 Lille 6 7

15 SC Bastia 6 7

16 Nantes 6 7

17 Toulouse 6 6

18 Troyes 6 3

19 Montpellier 6 1

20 GFC Ajaccio 6 1

Bundesliga Results And Table

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Bayern Munich maintained their perfect start to the season by beating Darmstadt 3-0.

Arturo Vidal and Kingsley Coman both scored their first goals in the Bundesliga for Bayern before Sebastian Rode netted against his former club to make it three.

Bayern coach Pep Guardiola made numerous changes to his side — but they were still superior to a Darmstadt side who lost for the first time this season.

Wolfsburg moved up to third thanks to a 2-0 win over Hertha Berlin at the VW-Arena.

Substitute Bas Dost scored both goals for Dieter Hecking’s men, extending Wolfsburg’s unbeaten start to the season, and keeping them four points behind league leaders Bayern Munich.

Cologne took all three points and local bragging rights with a 1-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach which increases the pressure on their coach Lucien Favre.

Anthony Modeste scored the only goal of the game in the 64th minute to earn the Billy Goats a win their fans cherish more than any other in the Bundesliga.

Ingolstadt became the first top-flight debutants to win their opening three away games when a stoppage-time penalty from Moritz Hartmann earned them a 1-0 victory at Werder Bremen.

Mid-table sides Hamburg and Eintracht Frankfurt played out a goalless draw at the Volksparkstadion.

Borussia Dortmund returned to the top of the Bundesliga on Sunday evening thanks to a comprehensive 3-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen at the Westfalenstadion.

Jonas Hofmann put Thomas Tuchel’s men in front, with Shinji Kagawa adding the second before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wrapped up victory from the penalty spot.

Borrusia Dortmund recorded the best ever start in Bundesliga history on Sunday as a 3-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen sees them lead the German top flight with five wins from their opening five games.

In what many believed would be Dortmund’s first real test of the season, the 2013 Champions League finalists recorded a comfortable home win against Leverkusen on Sunday with goals from Jonas Hofmann, Shinji Kagawa and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Thomas Tuchel’s side have now won 15 points and scored 18 goals in just five games, extending a new club record to 11 wins in their first 11 games in all competitions this season.

The coach took over from Jurgen Klopp this summer, who last season led Dortmund into the winter break with just 15 points and 18 goals after 17 games.

Dortmund’s goal difference of plus-15 means that they have now bettered Bayern Munich’s Bundesliga record from 2012. The Bavarian side also started their treble-winning season with five wins and a goal difference of plus-15, but only scored 17 goals.

It’s the first time in 38 years that a Bundesliga team has scored 18 goals in the first five games of the season. Cologne achieved the feat in the 1977-1978 season by scoring 19, but also lost once.

Schalke piled the misery on Stuttgart with a 1-0 win at the Mercedes-Benz Arena to inflict a fifth defeat in as many games on the Swabians.

Leroy Sane scored the only goal of the game

Augsburg picked up their first win of the season to leave Hannover inside the bottom three with a 2-0 triumph at the Augsburg Arena.

Alexander Esswein gave Markus Weinzierl’s men the lead, which was added to by captain Paul Verhaegh from the penalty spot just two minutes later.

Hannover have now lost four in a row after starting the season with a draw at Darmstadt. The pressure is mounting on coach Michael Frontzeck.

Mainz 05 3 – 1 Hoffenheim

Darmstadt 0 – 3 Bayern Munich

FC Cologne 1 – 0 Borussia Moenchengladbach

Hamburger SV 0 – 0 Eintracht Frankfurt

Werder Bremen 0 – 1 Ingolstadt

Wolfsburg 2 – 0 Hertha Berlin

VfB Stuttgart 0 – 1 Schalke 04

Augsburg 2 – 0 Hannover 96

Borussia Dortmund 3 – 0 Bayer Leverkusen

1 Borussia Dortmund   5   15

2 Bayern Munich  5  15

3 Wolfsburg  5  11

4 Schalke 04   5   10

5 FC Cologne   5   10

6 Ingolstadt  5   10

7 Mainz 05  5   9

8 Eintracht Frankfurt  5   8

9 Werder Bremen   5   7

10 Hamburger SV 5 7

11 Hertha Berlin 5 7

12 Darmstadt 5 6

13 Bayer Leverkusen 5 6

14 Augsburg 5 4

15 Hoffenheim 5 1

16 Hannover 96 5 1

17 VfB Stuttgart 5 0

18 B. Moenchengladbach 5 0

La Liga Results And Table

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Barcelona players celebrate against Levante.

Karim Benzema scored to help Real Madrid eke out a 1-0 win over Granada on Saturday, though Cristiano Ronaldo was forced to wait to score the 500th goal of his career.

Ronaldo, sitting on 499 goals, saw his scoring run end after finding the net eight times in his previous two matches.

Fernando Torres and Angel Correa both scored as second-half substitutes and inspired Atletico Madrid to a 2-0 win at Eibar.

A stoppage-time goal from Hernan Perez saw Espanyol sneak past 10-man Real Sociedad 3-2 for their second win of the season.

Sociedad led after 19 minutes through Imanol Agirretxe before Gerard Moreno levelled from the penalty spot moments after goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli had been sent off.

Espanyol then went ahead thanks to Enzo Roco’s 71st-minute strike but Jonathan looked to have secured a point for the home side with his equaliser four minutes from time.

Roco supplied the ball which was finished by Perez in the final minute, snatching a win for Espanyol which banished memories of last weekend’s 6-0 hammering to Real Madrid.

Valencia’s underwhelming start to the season continued as they were held to a goalless draw at their Mestalla home by Real Betis, who played most of the second half with 10 men.

Lionel Messi scored two goals as Barcelona blitzed Levante to start the second half on their way to a 4-1 win at Camp Nou. The victory puts the Catalans back in first place in the league, having won all four of their matches so far this season.

Marc Bartra scored the first of his team’s three goals in the 50th minute, followed by a Neymar strike in the 56th and a Lionel Messi penalty kick in the 61st.

Victor Casadesus pulled one back for Levante, just three minutes after coming on as a substitute in the 63rd minute.

Messi had another chance to add to Barca’s lead when he drew a penalty in the 75th minute, but his attempt from the spot sailed over the crossbar.

The Barcelona talisman made no mistake about his next chance though, slicing through the Levante defence to score in the 90th minute and seal the victory for his team.

Luis Suarez did not start the match for Barcelona for the first time all season. He was an unused substitute on the night.

Sevilla’s miserable start to the Primera Division rolled on as they were beaten 2-1 at home by high-flying Celta Vigo.

Goals from Nolito and Daniel Wass gave the visitors a two-goal cushion at half-time, while Fernando Llorente scored his first goal for Sevilla early in the second period to bring Unai Emery’s side back into the game.

Celta had young full-back Jonny Castro dismissed in injury time for picking up a second yellow card, but there was no time left for Sevilla to take advantage, and they remain on two points from four matches, sitting in the relegation zone.

Villarreal enjoyed a familiar story of success after notching up their third 3-1 victory in a row to keep themselves level on points with Real Madrid in the table.

Athletic Bilbao were the victims this time, following on from Espanyol and Granada, and the Basque side was never in the match against the Yellow Submarine at El Madrigal.

Javi Guerra’s first goal for Rayo Vallecano kick-started their campaign as they registered a first win by beating Las Palmas 1-0.

Sporting Gijon picked up their first win of the season by seeing off local rivals Deportivo La Coruna 3-2 in a thrilling game at Riazor.

Roma loanee Antonio Sanabria scored twice in the opening eight minutes to get the visitors off to a fantastic start, but the Galicians fought their way back through goals by Juanfran and Luis Alberto, only for Alex Menendez to restore Sporting’s lead 11 minutes before the break.

Getafe 1 – 0 Malaga

Real Madrid 1 – 0 Granada

Valencia 0 – 0 Real Betis

Eibar 0 – 2 Atletico Madrid

Real Sociedad 2 – 3 Espanyol

Sevilla 1 – 2 Celta Vigo

Deportivo La Coruna 2 – 3Sporting Gijon

Villarreal 3 – 1 Athletic Bilbao

Barcelona 4 – 1 Levante

Las Palmas 0 – 1 Rayo Vallecano

1 Barcelona 4 12

2 Real Madrid 4 10

3 Villarreal 4 10

4 Celta Vigo 4 10

5 Atletico Madrid 4 9

6 Eibar 4 7

7 Valencia 4 6

8 Espanyol 4 6

9 Deportivo La Coruna 4 5

10 Sporting Gijon 4 5

11 Real Betis 4 5

12 Rayo Vallecano 4 4

13 Athletic Bilbao 4 3

14 Getafe 4 3

15 Granada 4 3

16 Las Palmas 4 2

17 Real Sociedad 4 2

18 Malaga 4 2

19 Levante 4 2

20 Sevilla 4 2

EPL Results And Table

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Anthony Martial scored twice on his first Premier League start as Manchester United recovered from one goal down to beat Southampton 3-2.

Last year it was Robin van Persie who scored twice in a narrow win for Van Gaal’s side at St Mary’s but now United supporters have a new hero as their £36million deadline day signing Martial continued his impressive start to life in the Premier League.

Martial showed incredible composure in either half to claw Manchester United back into the contest after Graziano Pelle had opened the scoring for Southampton early on.

Juan Mata added a third midway through the second half on the rebound from a Memphis Depay effort, and while Pelle’s second piled on the pressure with minutes remaining, the Red Devils held on to claim victory after their midweek Champions League defeat.

Louis van Gaal’s men now sit in second, just two points behind neighbours Manchester City in the Premier League table. Defeat leaves Southampton in 16th.

Liverpool were held to a 1-1 draw by Norwich at Anfield.

It was a familiar story of not being able to hold onto a lead for the hosts – a much-changed side did exactly the same in the Europa League against Bordeaux in midweek – and while goals are still at a premium it is proving costly.

Daniel Sturridge’s return to first team action could not inspire the Reds as the England international was handed a place in the starting line-up against newly-promoted Norwich – his first appearance in Liverpool red since April this year.

Danny Ings opened the scoring just two minutes after coming on as a half-time substitute for the injured Christian Benteke, with the former Burnley man’s smart control and calm finish marking his first strike for the Reds.

But, Russell Martin’s clever lofted finish earned Norwich a well deserved draw.

Tottenham Hotspur 1 – 0 Crystal Palace

Liverpool 1 – 1 Norwich City

Southampton 2 – 3 Manchester United

TABLE

1 Manchester City 6 15

2 Manchester United 6 13

3 West Ham United 6 12

4 Leicester City 6 12

5 Arsenal 6 10

6 Everton 6 9

7 Swansea City 6 9

8 Crystal Palace 6 9

9 Tottenham Hotspur 6 9

10 Watford 6 9

11 Norwich City 6 8

12 West Bromwich Albion 6 8

13 Liverpool 6 8

14 AFC Bournemouth 6 7

15 Chelsea 6 7

16 Southampton 6 6

17 Aston Villa 6 4

18 Stoke City 6 3

19 Newcastle United 6 2

20 Sunderland 6 2

Latest Football News

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Paris St-Germain will make a move for Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho if his second spell at Stamford Bridge comes to a premature end.

Chelsea will make a £20m January bid for Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama, 24, in an effort to beat Tottenham to the signature of the former Celtic player.

Manchester United are considering a £36 million move for Valencia left-back Jose Luis Gaya, who is also wanted by Chelsea, or £15m January move for West Ham left-back Aaron Cresswell, 25, after Luke Shaw broke his leg

United are considering Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola as a possible replacement for Louis van Gaal when he eventually leaves Old Trafford.

Van Gaal says the team he is building with young signings like Anthony Martial, 19, and Memphis Depay, 21, is for the new manager when he retires at the end of his three-year contract.

Manchester United have allayed the fears of attacker Adnan Januzaj that he is no longer in their plans after being shipped out to Dortmund on loan.

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman says a possible move for Sadio Mane, 23, to Manchester United was never discussed and the winger could get a new contract at St Mary’s.

Southampton have targeted 16-year-old Swedish prospect Rafael York who is already a regular for Sandviken in the Swedish second division.

Chelsea and Arsenal are leading the chase for Senegal striker Moussa Konate, 22, who plays for Sion in Switzerland.

Jose Mourinho has told captain John Terry, 34, who was on the bench against Arsenal on Saturday, that he is still his number one player.

Arsenal are also keen on Marseille’s Belgium international Michy Batshuayi, 21, to supplement their strikeforce.

Liverpool striker Divock Origi will be sent out on loan in January if Daniel Sturridge can remain fit. The Reds feel the young Belgium forward needs more regular game time.

Liverpool’s signing of striker Mario Balotelli, 25, who is currently on loan at AC Milan, could end up costing them £30m.

Stoke forward Bojan Krkic made his first start since suffering a cruciate ligament injury in January as Stoke drew 2-2 at home to Leicester on Saturday. “Mixed feelings,” the Spaniard wrote on Twitter.”Even though I scored, we didn’t win, which was the most important thing. We learn and go again!”

Newcastle chief scout Graham Carr watched Alexandre Lacazette and Samuel Umtiti in Lyon’s draw with Gent in the Champions League in midweek.

Manchester United new boy Anthony Martial posed for selfies with a traffic warden during a night out.

Former England manager Glenn Hoddle says Manchester United have lost their “fear factor” under Van Gaal.

Former Bolton and West Ham boss Sam Allardyce has said he does not know whether he will return to management.

Liverpool’s decision to award a five-year contract to 25-year-old defender Mamadou Sakho has been met with bemusement by former Reds player Mark Lawrenson.

Fifa vice-president and Uefa executive committee member David Gill, the former Manchester United chief executive, wants the summer transfer window to close before the start of the season instead of at the end of August.

Chris Smalling says Van Gaal’s training methods have improved him as a player.

Chelsea striker Diego Costa tweeted a photo of the celebratory scenes in the Chelsea dressing room after their 2-0 win over Arsenal on Saturday. “Great win today, thanks for the support,” he added.

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Touretweeted his reaction to Saturday’s 2-1 home defeat against West Ham. “We are frustrated and disappointed with the result,” the 32-year-old wrote. “But there is no time to feel sorry for ourselves. We must bounce back. We will.”

Arsenal’s French connection was again in evidence as TV channel Canal voted referee Mike Dean their man of the match in the Gunners’ 2-0 defeat at Chelsea following his dismissal of Arsenal defender Gabriel.

Bayern Munich’s Germany World Cup winner Mario Goetze plans to help refugees by auctioning his boots embroidered with the hashtag #refugeeswelcome.

EPL: Southampton vs Manchester United Preview

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Manchester United head to Southampton on Sunday as Ronald Koeman and Louis van Gaal resume old acquaintances.

United have the unenviable record of not keeping a clean sheet in any of their last seven league games against Saints.

The visitors will be reeling from their midweek loss to PSV Eindhoven, and more importantly from the loss of former Southampton man Luke Shaw to a serious injury that has seen him undergo two surgeries.

Koeman’s side have just one win so far, lost once and other games ending in draws.

With Rooney fit again, and Martial hoping to start for United, LVG will be hoping that his men start to fire on all cylinders.

All four of the league meetings between Ronald Koeman and Louis van Gaal have ended as away wins (2006-07 PSV v AZ in Eredivisie and 2014-15 Southampton v Man Utd).

Ronald Koeman replaced Louis van Gaal as manager of AZ in 2009 after the latter moved to Bayern Munich, but was replaced himself after losing seven of his first 16 games in charge.

Southampton have been solid at home; winning five and losing just one of their last seven PL games at St Mary’s Stadium.

However, Southampton have won just two of their last 11 Premier League matches (W2 D4 L5).

Manchester United have won just seven of their 21 Premier League away matches under Louis van Gaal (W7 D8 L6).

When Southampton have conceded first against Manchester United in the Premier League they have go on to lose all but one of those matches (D1 L15).

Team list:

Southampton

Starting Line up

22. Maarten Stekelenburg

6. Jose Fonte

3. Maya Yoshida

17. Virgil van Dijk

33. Matt Targett

12. Victor Wanyama

11. Dusan Tadic

14. Oriol Romeu

16. James Ward-Prowse

10. Sadio Mané

19. Graziano Pellè

Substitutes

7. Shane Long

9. Jay Rodriguez

15. Cuco Martina

2. Cédric Soares

20. Juanmi

1. Kelvin Davis

8. Steven Davis

Manchester Utd

Starting line up

1. David de Gea

36. Matteo Darmian

12. Chris Smalling

17. Daley Blind

5. Marcos Rojo

28. Morgan Schneiderlin

8. Juan Mata

7. Memphis Depay

16. Michael Carrick

10. Wayne Rooney

9. Anthony Martial

Substitutes

18. Ashley Young

25. Antonio Valencia

27. Marouane Fellaini

20. Sergio Romero

21. Ander Herrera

33. Patrick McNair

31. Bastian Schweinsteiger

EPL Results

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Arsene Wenger suffered the familiar feeling of defeat to Mourinho’s Chelsea in a controversial match at the Stamford Bridge

The Gunners saw Gabriel controversially sent off in the first half,while Santi Cazorla saw red 10 minutes from time as the champions took the points courtesy of Kurt Zouma’s second-half header and a late deflected strike from Eden Hazard.

Diego Costa clashed with Laurent Koscielny.

Koscielny appeared to be caught in the face twice by two flailing arms from Costa, which prompted Gabriel to get involved and he was then dismissed for kicking out at the Chelsea man, whose provocation was far from subtle, and who was lucky not to see red himself.

The bitter rivals ( Wenger and Mourinho) shook hands in the moments before kick-off in a temporary truce to their feud.

Odion Ighalo struck twice to ensure that Newcastle remain without a win the Premier League after they were beaten 2-1 by Watford at St James’ Park on Saturday.

Daryl Janmaat reduced the deficit with a 67th-minute strike, the Magpies’ first goal in 464 minutes of Barclays Premier League football but it was not enough to rescue a point as they await their first win of the new campaign.

Kevin Mirallas saw red in added-time as Swansea and Everton shared an entertaining 0-0 draw in their Premier League clash at Liberty Stadium.

Mirallas, who had only been on the pitch for 112 seconds, received a straight red card for a dangerous tackle on Modou Barrow.

Leicester underlined their lionhearted spirit by recovering from 2-0 down to claim a 2-2 draw against Stoke at the Britannia Stadium.

Goals from Bojan (13) and Jonathan Walters (20) had seemingly put Mark Hughes’ side into a commanding position going into the interval.

But Leicester – who last week recovered from 2-0 down to beat Aston Villa 3-2 – showed their determination not to be beat once again thanks to a Riyad Mahrez penalty (51) and a Jamie Vardy strike (69).

Saido Berahino showed why West Brom stood so firm to hang onto him this summer after scoring the winner in Albion’s 1-0 victory over Aston Villa at Villa Park.

The England Under-21 striker was linked to a move to Tottenham in the summer transfer window, and threatened to go on strike after Albion rejected several bids for him.

Bournemouth won their first Premier League game at home – a result that saw Sunderland slip to bottom place.

The Black Cats are winless from from matches thus far.

Callum Wilson and Ritchie were on the scoresheet.

West Ham withstood a barrage of second-half pressure to condemn Manchester City to their first defeat of the Premier League season.

Goals from Victor Moses and Diafra Sakho got the Hammers off to a flying start at the Etihad Stadium and they held on for a 2-1 win after Kevin de Bruyne pulled one back.

It was another notable away victory for Slaven Bilic’s West Ham after securing wins at Arsenal and Liverpool already this season.

City won their first five Premier League games of the season — and a club record 11 in succession — but, coming after a Champions League loss in midweek, they made a sluggish start.

Chelsea 2 – 0 Arsenal

AFC Bournemouth 2 – 0 Sunderland

Aston Villa 0 – 1 West Bromwich Albion

Newcastle United 1 – 2 Watford

Stoke City 2 – 2 Leicester City

Swansea City 0 – 0 Everton

Manchester City 1 – 2 West Ham United

EPL: Liverpool FC vs Norwich City Preview

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Brendan Rodgers will be hoping to avoid another defeat, having lost their last two Premier League games (3-1 to Manchester United and 3-0 to West Ham) as they host Norwich City who are looking to win consecutive Premier League games for the first time since May 2013.

Liverpool have only lost three in a row in the Premier League under Brendan Rodgers on one previous occasion (November 2014).

With the arrival of their summer signings, one would expect much from Brendan Rogers squad who in mid week squandered a chance to pick all three points against French side Bordeaux in the Europa League.

Rodgers undoubtedly will be under pressure. However, the odds favour Liverpool going into the clash with the Canaries, as the Reds are on a 10-match unbeaten streak against their visitors in the Premier League, winning nine of the last 10 matches.

No side has scored as many PL goals against Norwich City as Liverpool (39).

Norwich are confident as they visit Anfield, having enjoyed a 3-1 victory at home against Bournemouth in their last PL outing.

The Canaries will once again need the services of their star man Wes Hoolahan, who has been involved in five of Norwich’s eight Premier League goals so far this season (four assists, one goal).

Lucas could make his 200th PL appearance in this match – only three South Americans have made more PL apps (C.Tevez – 202, A.Valencia – 248 and N.Solano – 302).

Team News:

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Philippe Coutinho is available after serving his suspension. Mamadou Sakho is likely to start in defence after being singled out for praise by Rodgers following the 1-1 Europa League draw.

Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson remain on the sidelines.

Norwich City

Norwich welcome Steven Whittaker back from suspension but are without Andre Wisdom, who is ineligible against his parent club, and injured pair Gary Hooper and Youssouf Mulumbu.

EPL: CHELSEA VS ARSENAL PREVIEW

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Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger will renew their rivalry in Saturday’s lunch time kick off as Chelsea host Arsenal at the Stamford Bridge.

With Chelsea wallowing in 17th position and enduring their worst league start in almost three decades, Mourinho and his lads will draw succour from Wednesday’s victory in the UEFA Champions League, as Chelsea recorded English football’s solitary positive result. While, in Zagreb, it was a case of back to the drawing board for Arsenal.

Jose Mourinho: “I forgot the feeling. For so long we don’t win a game, so good, a good feeling,” he beamed, via BT Sport.

“I am a fantastic manager when I win matches and I am a fantastic manager when I lose matches.”

Mourinho hopes to continue his bully over Wenger.

Arsene Wenger has won just once against Mourinho in 14 attempts spreading over 11 years (D6 L7), with the win coming in their last meeting in the Community Shield (in August, 2015). But, The Gunners have won seven and lost none of their last eight Premier League away matches.

Chelsea will garner strength from the fact that they are unbeaten against Arsenal in their last seven Premier League encounters (W4 D3), and Mourinho having never lost successive league home games as a manager – he lost his last home league game against Crystal Palace (1-2).

The Gunners have failed to score in their last four Premier League matches against the Blues and have managed just two goals in their last seven league games against them.

With Eden Hazard’s penalty still travelling, the Belgian continues to wear the haunted look of a player bereft of confidence. However, Hazard has enjoyed an impressive record against the Gunners, scoring in the Blues’ last two league clashes with Arsenal at Stamford Bridge, with both goals coming in the first half from the penalty spot.

Arsenal have fired in the most shots on target in the Premier League (39), while Chelsea’s leaky defence have allowed their opponents the most in the top flight (38).

Petr Cech returns to Stamford Bridge and will be hoping to move closer to breaking David James’ clean sheets record of 169 in Premier League history. Cech has 165 clean sheets and has not been beaten in his last three league outings.

Arsenal will be hoping that striker Oliver Giroud who has become the poster boy for all Arsenal frustrations, punishes a Mourinho’s defence that have let in 12 goals in 5 league games. Also, the Gunners wil hope that Theo Walcott good form continues, one that has seen him score 11 goals in his last 11 Premier League starts for Arsenal.

Chelsea:

Begovic; Ivanovic (c), Zouma, Cahill, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Pedro, Oscar, Hazard; Diego Costa

Subs: Blackman, Terry, Mikel, Ramires, Loftus-Cheek, Falcao, Remy

Arsenal:

Cech, Bellerin, Gabriel, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Cazorla, Ramsey, Ozil, Sanchez, Walcott

Subs: Ospina, Debuchy, Gibbs, Chambers, Arteta, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Giroud

Latest Football News

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Jose Mourinho will offer to shake the hand of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger when they meet on Saturday

The uncertainty surrounding the futures of John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic, who both have less than a year remaining on their current contracts, is reportedly affecting the Chelsea dressing room.

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has undergone a second operation on his broken leg in Holland.

Louis van Gaal has revealed Luke Shaw is in ‘good spirits’ and could return to England on Saturday to continue his recovery from a broken leg.

Van Gaal is weighing up three replacements for the injured Luke Shaw as he looks to rebuild United’s left flank after the “big loss” of seeing the full-back ruled out for most of the season.

Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo or Ashley Young are being considered to take over from the England international.

Real Madrid coach Rafa Benitez says he is optimistic about Gareth Bale’s current calf muscle injury — while not ruling out asking Wales manager Chris Coleman to allow the €100 million forward to sit out his country’s upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers

Former Barcelona director and presidential candidate Toni Freixa has claimed the club could register a new player to replace the injured Rafinha as the transfer ban imposed on them by FIFA has expired — paving the way for an early debut for Arda Turan or Aleix Vidal.

Paris Saint-Germain manager Laurent Blanc has insisted that star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is fit enough to start in back-to-back matches.

Manchester City’s new-look attack of Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling, Kevin de Bruyne and David Silva will start together for the first time in Saturday’s Premier League match against West Ham.

Wayne Rooney missed Manchester United’s last two matches with a hamstring problem, but will be able to start at Southampton on Sunday.

Liverpool have announced that defender Mamadou Sakho has signed a new long-term contract with the club.

Sakho moved to Anfield from Paris Saint-Germain in 2013 and wore the captain’s armband for the first time in Thursday’s UEFA Europa League draw in Bordeaux.

The six children of the late Malcolm Glazer will be paid £2.5m each a year as a dividend, as the majority shareholders of Manchester United.

Southampton will offer Ronald Koeman a new contract amid interest from the Dutch FA in making the Saints boss Netherlands head coach.

Borussia Dortmund have inserted a clause in the Ciro Immobile loan deal which stipulates Sevilla has to buy the striker if he makes a certain number of appearances for the Spanish side.

Inter striker Rodrigo Palacio reportedly plans to follow Carlos Tevez and return from Serie A to Boca in January 2016.

Diego Aguirre is without a club since leaving Internacional and is the main name in the frame to replace Enderson Moreira at Fluminense.

Porto are closing in on a move for 27-year-old Argentina midfielder Ricky Alvarez, who is on loan at Sunderland from Inter Milan.

Everton could make a move for 23-year-old Empoli forward Riccardo Saponara in January.

Chelsea have stepped up their interest in Valencia defender Jose Luis Gaya, 20, and are considering paying his release clause.

A Spanish XI would not lift the Premier League title, according to Chelsea’s Spanish full-back Cesar Azpilicueta.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez believes Champions League-chasing sides will need fewer points than usual to secure a Premier League top-four spot.

Brendan Rodgers believes Daniel Sturridge’s return from injury will elevate Liverpool’s game to “a new dimension”, having seen evidence of a rapport in training between the England striker and summer signing Christian Benteke.

The Football Association has confirmed it is looking into a complaint that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho used abusive language toward club doctor Eva Carneiro during an incident in the opening 2-2 draw with Swansea last month.

Manuel Pellegrini is confident that Vincent Kompany has put his injury problems behind him, even though Manchester City’s captain is sidelined again.

Arsenal’s parent company has posted a profit of £24.7 million and a cash reserve of £193.1m in its latest set of published figures.

Ex-Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Petit has admitted that he regrets leaving the club as well as joining Chelsea instead of Manchester United.

Swansea City are unconcerned about Dutch club FC Utrecht going to the Court of Arbitration of Sport over money they claim is owed to them from goalkeeper Michel Vorm’s transfer to Tottenham.

Andros Townsend’s partner was duped into thinking he’d been fined by Tottenham after seeing a screenshot from a video game on Twitter.

  • With Rafinha having torn his ACL, Barcelona are said to be weighing up a January swoop for Dortmund’s Ilkay Gundogan. The midfielder extended his contract with BVB, but could be tempted to leave for the Liga champions.
  • Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin learned how to speak English by watching Only Fools and Horses.
  • Saints Manager Ronald Koeman has denied reports that he is set to sign a new contract with the club.
  • Koeman wants fans to give Morgan Schneiderlin a warm reception when he returns to St Mary’s on Sunday.
  • Louis van Gaal has urged Manchester United to beat Southampton on Sunday for Luke Shaw.
  • Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, 24, says Jose Mourinho spoke to him only twice during their time together at Chelsea.
  • City are set to announce a club record turnover next month and overtake their rivals United in the financial stakes for the first time.
  • Jose Mourinho has backed Eden Hazard to bounce back to his brilliant best – but warned he’s ready to axe the Belgium superstar if he doesn’t.
  • Mourinho will deny claims he used language referring to gender towards team doctor Eva Caneiro.
  • Rafael Benitez has called Cristiano Ronaldo ‘Real Madrid’s most important player’ but urged him to use his gifts for the good of the team and not just for personal glory.
  • Barcelona forward Lionel Messi will not be making an appearance at the Dakar car rally in South America – despite assertions from race organisers.
  • Slaven Bilic believes Dimitri Payet can be West Ham’s answer to Manchester City schemer David Silva ahead of the clash between the two teams.
  • Steve McClaren has described Newcastle’s 2-0 defeat at West Ham as “like a car crash.”
  • Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew claims the club received no offers for Yannick Bolasie in the summer.
  • Mark Hughes says he has been protecting Bojan from the doubters, resisting the temptation to throw him into action despite Stoke’s winless start to the season.
  • Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has compared winger Riyad Marhez to the cartoon character Road Runner.
  • Wayne Rooney has spoken of his love of boxing, but admits his club would probably not be too happy if he was to spar.
  • West Brom will make a decision on whether they sign Ricardo Vaz Te next week.
  • PSV Eindhoven defender Hector Moreno and Phillip Cocu visited Luke Shaw in hospital in Holland.

Juan Mata selects Manchester United XI

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Juan Mata has named his all-time Manchester United XI, with Eric Cantona, George Best and Sir Bobby Charlton leading the line.

The Spaniard has starts his selection by naming Peter Schmeichel in goal – and there’ll be few who will question his choice of the Great Dane, who is often regarded as one of Sir Alex Ferguson’s greatest-ever signings for the club.

Mata has named a controversial three-man defence, with recent defensive linchpins Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra selected.

In midfield, Mata names three members of Manchester United‘s 1999 Treble-winning side, with David Beckham, Paul Scholes and United’s record appearance maker, and current assistant manager Ryan Giggs picked alongside Cristiano Ronaldo.

Cantona, Best and United ambassador Charlton lead the line.

Goalkeeper:

Peter Schmeichel

Defenders:

Rio Ferdinand

Nemanda Vidic

Patrice Evra

Midfielders:

David Beckham

Ryan Giggs

Cristiano Ronaldo

Paul Scholes

Forwards:

Eric Cantona

George Best

Sir Bobby Charlton

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League football continues across Europe this weekend, after the return of the Champions League and Europa League in mid week.

In England, the biggest match of the week takes us to Stamford Bridge, where Arsenal hope to take advantage of Chelsea’s poor run of form in the League this season, and also drawing strength from their Community Shield victory over Jose Mourinho’s men.

League leaders host 5th place West Ham, as they hope to continue their impressive 100 percent form.

Manchester United visit Southampton as they hope to bounce back after their Champions League upset.

In La Liga, Getafe defeated Malaga 1-0 on Friday night, with Stefan Scepovic grabbing the winning goal.

Cristiano Ronaldo hope to continue his impressive scoring form as Real Madrid host Granada.

Barcelona host Levante, while Valencia host Real Betis.

Early fixture in the Bundesliga saw Mainz defeat Hoffenheim 3-1, with Yunus Malli grabbing a hat trick, after Jonathan Schmid had earlier put the visitors ahead.

Dortmund host Leverkusen in the biggest game of the Bundesliga, while Bayern visit Darmstadt.

Napoli host Lazio in the Serie A star match of the week. The host will be beaming with confidence after their Europa league exploit saw them crush Club Brugge 5-0, while Lazio picked a point away at Dnipro.

In other matches, AC Milan hope to bounce back after their defeat to neighbours Inter in last weekend’s derby. Inter are away at Chievo, while AS Roma host Sassuolo. Champions Juventus are away at Genoa, and hope to return to winning ways after the champions league victory against Manchester City.

Rennes and Lille both shared the spoils, as they played 1-1 on Friday night. Paul-Georges Ntep scored for Rennes but missed a penalty, while Sofiane Boufal scored for Lille.

In the star match, Marseille host Lyon, while PSG are away at Reims.

EPL

Saturday, 19th September

12:45PM Chelsea v Arsenal

03:00PM Swansea City v Everton

03:00 PM Aston Villa v West Brom

03:00PM Stoke City v Leicester City

03:00PM Bournemouth v Sunderland

03:00PM Newcastle v Watford

05:30PM Manchester City v West Ham

Sunday, September 20

01:30PM Tottenham v Crystal Palace

04:00PM Liverpool v Norwich City

04:00PM Southampton v Manchester united

LA LIGA

Friday, September 18

FT Getafe CF 1-0 Málaga

Saturday, September 19

03:00PM Real Madrid v Granada

05:15PM Valencia v Real Betis

07:30PM Eibar v Atlético Madrid

09:00PM Real Sociedad v Espanyol

Sunday, September 20

11:00PM Sevilla v Celta Vigo

03:00PM Deportivo v Sporting Gijon

05:15PM Villarreal v Athletico Bilbao

07:30PM Barcelona v Levante

07:00PM Las Palmas v Rayo Vallecano

SERIE A

Saturday, September 19

05:00PM Udinese v Empoli

07:45PM Milan v Palermo

Sunday, September 20

11.30PM Chievo v Inter Milan

07:45PM Roma v Sassuolo

02:00PM Genoa v Juventus

02:00PM Atalanta v Verona

02:00PM Bologna v Frosinone

02:00PM Torino v Sampdoria

05:00PM Carpi v Fiorentina

07:45PM Napoli v Lazio

BUNDESLIGA

Friday, September 18

FT Mainz 05 3-1 Hoffenheim

Saturday, September 19

02:30PM 1. FC Köln V Mönchengladbach

02:30PM Werder Bremen v Ingolstadt

02:30PM Hamburger SV v Eintracht

02:30PM Darmstadt 98 v Bayern Munich

02:30PM Wolfsburg v Hertha BSC

Sunday, September 20

02:30PM VfB Stuttgart v Schalke 04

04:30PM FC Augsburg v Hannover 96

04:30PM Borrusia Dortmund v Bayer Leverkusen

LiGUE 1

Friday, September 18

FT Rennes 1-1 Lille

Saturday, September 19

Stade Reims v PSG

Bastia v OGC Nice

Caen v Montpellier

Angers v Troyes

Guingamp v GFC Ajaccio

Sunday, September 20

Bordeaux v Toulouse

ASSE v Nantes

Monaco v Lorient

Marseille v Lyon