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"28.10.2016 13:44:04" theguardian.com Slaven Bilic 'hurt' to see West Ham's reputation damaged by crowd trouble Slaven Bilic has acknowledged that it hurts him and West Ham United to see the club's name dragged through the gutter by the hooligan minority “It does hurt. Of course it does. The club didn't deserve it; the players don't deserve it, definitely; the fans didn't deserve it. The majority of them, of course. The big majority. Vast majority.”
"28.10.2016 12:50:45" theguardian.com The football interview: with Steven Defour of Burnley Burnley's Belgium international has discussed his injury-interrupted career, that correspondence from Sir Alex Ferguson and why he is enjoying life at Turf Moor “I was really down because of missing out on the Champions League and I knew that a lot of clubs were following me. I felt really, really bad. One day I received a letter from Sir Alex Ferguson wishing me well. That was a surprise because not everybody
"28.10.2016 11:20:32" theguardian.com Why Chelsea should give the kids a chance It will be easier for Antonio Conte to continue down a youthful road if we all just accept that there will be a few bumps along the way Nathaniel Chalobah first appeared on Chelsea's bench six years ago. Since then he has made five appearances for the club and gone out on loan six times. Chelsea should give their young players a chance while accepting that there will be a few bumps along
"28.10.2016 09:27:13" theguardian.com Golden Goal: Esteban Cambiasso for Argentina v Serbia & Montenegro, 2006 It took 25 passes for Argentina to score their second in a memorable World Cup 2006 win but for José Pékerman it was the realisation of years of work 25 passes, one great goal
"28.10.2016 08:16:41" theguardian.com Football transfer rumours: Wayne Rooney heading for LA Galaxy? Anthony Rudiger to Manchester United? | Mamadou Sakho and Memphis Depay to Lille? | Nélson Semedo to Arsenal? The Rumour Mill: is Wayne Rooney heading for a galaxy far, far away?
"28.10.2016 07:21:49" theguardian.com Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend Winless David Moyes faces another tough test as Arsenal visit, Shinji Okazaki could be pivotal for the champions, and Nathan Redmond is shining for Saints Your Premier League weekend starts here
"27.10.2016 22:46:39" theguardian.com Manchester United's Luke Shaw eager to prove himself to José Mourinho Luke Shaw wants to earn José Mourinho's trust and help Manchester United kick on up the table and has a chance to stake a claim for a start because of the injury to Eric Bailly Luke Shaw is hopeful that defensive injuries at Manchester United, and Gareth Southgate taking over as interim England football team manager, can give him more opportunities for club and country
"27.10.2016 22:27:25" theguardian.com Violence at West Ham: who is to blame and what must be done? Six areas of contention emerged from events at the London Stadium, ranging from how West Ham and Chelsea fans could be so close together to how the FA will respond Who is responsible for the crowd trouble at the London Stadium, and how will those involved, from the FA to stewards to West Ham, respond?
"27.10.2016 20:53:08" theguardian.com 'I won't be going back there' – a Chelsea fan's view of crowd trouble Violent incidents marred West Ham's EFL Cup tie against Chelsea – one visiting fan points the finger squarely at the stewarding at the London Stadium An away fan's view on the crowd trouble at West Ham United v Chelsea Football Club
"27.10.2016 18:49:43" theguardian.com Aston Villa's Steve Bruce pleads with fans to behave at Birmingham derby Steve Bruce has called for supporters of Birmingham and Aston Villa to avoid the 'horrible scenes' that unfolded at the London Stadium on Wednesday night in Sunday's derby “I like to think that deep down there'll be a bit of respect. I've been in football 40 years and 10 of those were with Birmingham City FC. So I'm expecting stick but I challenge them to come up with something original. Potato head is not enough.”
"27.10.2016 17:15:01" theguardian.com West Ham to ban 200 supporters after derby trouble West Ham get tough after night of shame during League Cup match when supporters clashed at London Stadium West Ham United intend to issue banning orders to around 200 fans
"27.10.2016 16:27:52" theguardian.com Henrikh Mkhitaryan determined to fight for his place at Manchester United Henrikh Mkhitaryan is determined to fight for his place at Manchester United despite being left out of the matchday squad for Wednesday night's EFL victory over Manchester City Henrikh Mkhitaryan has only made four appearances for Manchester United this season but he is determined to fight for his place
"27.10.2016 15:41:24" theguardian.com Edin Dzeko's renaissance keeps Roma on pace at top of Serie A On a night when most Serie A watchers were left contemplating acts of God, Roma supporters saw the restoration of their striker's sight continue AS Roma are up to second in Serie A and that's largely thanks to Edin Džeko
"27.10.2016 14:45:37" theguardian.com Manchester City fans filmed 'vandalising toilets' at Old Trafford after EFL tie Manchester City fans appear to have been filmed causing significant damage to some toilets at Old Trafford during Wednesday night's derby in the EFL Cup Manchester City fans appear to have been filmed causing damage to toilets at Old Trafford during the Manchester derby
"27.10.2016 14:02:53" theguardian.com Scottish FA chief executive throws support behind cross-border leagues The chief executive of the Scottish FA has expressed support for cross border leagues due to fears that smaller countries are “being left behind” by the Champions League stranglehold as retained by England, Germany, Spain and Italy “How do we keep the dream alive in Europe? For me, that is cross-border. It is giving clubs the chance to play against other big teams for a big prize."
"27.10.2016 12:50:00" theguardian.com West Ham fans on crowd trouble in their new stadium Violent incidents which marred EFL Cup tie against Chelsea could have been prevented with better policing and stewarding – but are West Ham supporters being unfairly singled out? "Who would subject their kids to that kind of atmosphere? The club has a 21st century stadium and a team capable of sparkling football yet with a public image that has regressed 30 or 40 years. "
"27.10.2016 12:04:58" theguardian.com Sunderland grounded after fog prevents plane journey home Sunderland's miserable exit from the EFL Cup was compounded when David Moyes's squad were unable to fly home on Wenesday evening due to thick fog preventing the team plane departing Bournemouth airport Things go from bad to worse to even worse for Sunderland AFC
"27.10.2016 11:15:00" theguardian.com How a German football club inspired fans in Yorkshire to unite and help refugees The Yorkshire St Pauli supporters' group was established in 2011 so fans could meet in a bar and watch matches together, but social action has always been important to St Pauli and their members in Leeds have carried on that tradition The Yorkshire St Pauli supporters' group was established in 2011 so fans could meet in a bar and watch matches together, but social action has always been important to FC St. Pauli and their members in Leeds have carried on that tradition
"27.10.2016 10:18:18" theguardian.com FA launches investigation into crowd trouble at West Ham v Chelsea tie The Football Association has launched an investigation into the crowd trouble that marred Wednesday night's EFL tie between West Ham and Chelsea The FA is investigating crowd trouble at the EFL Cup match between West Ham United and Chelsea Football Club at the London Stadium last night
"27.10.2016 09:23:51" theguardian.com José Mourinho charged by FA over referee comments José Mourinho has been charged with misconduct over comments he made about referee Anthony Taylor prior to the game against Liverpool José Mourinho has been charged with misconduct over comments he made about referee Anthony Taylor before Manchester United's game against Liverpool FC
"27.10.2016 08:44:49" theguardian.com José Mourinho proud his players gave something back after heavy defeat Manchester United manager José Mourinho said the love of the club by the fans 'is bigger than bad results and three bad seasons' 'I felt deeply for the fans because they were still supporting. It is easy to be a Manchester United fan when you are winning the treble or five titles in seven years, not so much when you are losing 4-0. That's why I am proud today'
"27.10.2016 07:15:52" theguardian.com West Ham's players start to feel at home but fans let club down | Jacob Steinberg West Ham's players are beginning to find their feet in the London Stadium but there were more unsavoury scenes in the stands as they beat Chelsea 2-1 in the EFL Cup fourth round 'People will stay away if they do not feel safe. The price of a ticket should not come with the threat of a coin or seat landing on your head'
"26.10.2016 23:48:55" theguardian.com Slaven Bilic condemns 'unacceptable' violence at London Stadium West Ham have vowed to issue life bans for fans involved in the violence with Chelsea at the London Stadium during the EFL Cup fourth round tie, although both clubs could face sanctions "Whatever happened we are totally against it, as a club. For those kind of things to happen, especially in England, is unacceptable” – Slaven Bilic on the crowd troble at West Ham United's EFL Cup win against Chelsea Football Club
"26.10.2016 22:23:10" theguardian.com Manchester United to host West Ham in EFL Cup quarter-finals Manchester United v West Ham and Liverpool v Leeds United are the stand-out ties in the last eight of the EFL Cup EFL Cup quarter-final draw: Manchester United to host West Ham United, Southampton FC to visit Arsenal
"26.10.2016 21:48:31" theguardian.com Southampton march on after Sofiane Boufal goal sinks Sunderland Southampton reached the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup after Sofiane Boufal scored the only goal in their fourth round tie against Sunderland at St Mary's Southampton FC 1-0 Sunderland AFC – EFL Cup report
"26.10.2016 21:24:50" theguardian.com Cheikhou Kouyaté inspires West Ham but clashes mar win over Chelsea Cheikhou Kouyaté and Edimilson Fernandes scored in West Ham's 2-1 EFL Cup win against Chelsea West Ham United 2-1 Chelsea Football Club – trouble in stands mars Hammers' EFL Cup fifth-round win
"26.10.2016 21:14:50" theguardian.com Manchester United's Juan Mata delivers derby delight against Manchester City Juan Mata's second half goal was enough to send Manchester United through to the last eight of the League Cup and extend Manchester City's winless run to six Manchester United 1-0 Manchester City – EFL Cup report
"26.10.2016 18:18:50" theguardian.com Carlos Alberto obituary Captain of the Brazilian football team that won the World Cup in 1970, acknowledged by many as the greatest international side of all time As captain and one of the best players in what is generally acknowledged to be the greatest international side of all time, Carlos Alberto could scarcely have had better footballing credentials. Not only was he the leader of that wonderful Brazil side,
"26.10.2016 15:17:37" theguardian.com European absence gives Liverpool chance to end long wait for title Liverpool's main contenders are embroiled in European competition, while Jürgen Klopp's men can stay fresh in their quest for a first championship since 1990 Liverpool FC are in prime position to do what Leicester City did last season and profit from being able to concentrate on the league
"26.10.2016 14:10:00" theguardian.com Why football fans are switching off from live TV games When we learned that viewing figures for live football had fallen, we asked our readers whether they had stopped watching or just stopped paying. Hundreds of you replied and most agreed that TV subscriptions do not offer value for money "Even my 78-year old father streams his games now"
"26.10.2016 13:30:00" theguardian.com Thunderous: a history of Manchester derbies in the League Cup Colin Bell's career ended in one, while Carlos Tevez was moved to call Gary Neville a socksucker – for drama, intensity and noise League Cup duels take United and City to another level A history of Manchester United v Manchester City in the League Cup
"26.10.2016 12:30:00" theguardian.com 'Donald Trump had no idea what the Rumbelows Cup was. We didn't explain' Trump appeared on Saint and Greavsie 25 years ago to help with the League Cup fifth-round draw. Ian St John reflects on the bizarre meeting with 'daft Donald' When Donald J. Trump drew the away teams for the fifth round of the Rumbelows Cup
"26.10.2016 11:44:00" theguardian.com Most football fans would have 'no problem' with gay players – but 8% would The majority of football fans in Britain would have no issues with an openly gay player at their club, although 8% have said they would stop going to support their club – according to a survey carried out for BBC Radio 5 Live 8% of football fans polled said they would stop going to support their club if it contained a gay player
"26.10.2016 10:33:00" theguardian.com Who were the first football club to have a website? Plus: fan chants to the Tetris theme tune, a physio knocked out by his own chloroform and more wandering players Ipswich Town Football Club: internet pioneers
"26.10.2016 09:44:28" theguardian.com The best goals of the week: Carli Lloyd, Joe Cole and Kevin-Prince Boateng Featuring a long-range drive from the US women's team, a brief return to form for Paul Pogba and a double nutmeg from a Celtic striker against Rangers 17 great goals scored in the last seven days
"26.10.2016 08:50:12" theguardian.com José Mourinho: My Manchester life is a disaster The under-pressure manager said he was finding hotel life tough as United take on City in the EFL Cup fourth round "For me it's a bit of a disaster because I want sometimes to walk a little bit and I can't. I just want to cross the bridge and go for a restaurant. I can't, so it is really bad. Buy a house? I do not know."
"25.10.2016 21:43:51" theguardian.com Daniel Sturridge double sends Liverpool through against Tottenham Hotspur Liverpool defeated Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at Anfield in the fourth round of the EFL Cup thanks to two goals from Daniel Sturridge Liverpool FC 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur
"25.10.2016 21:14:34" theguardian.com Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain at the double against Reading Two goals from the 23-year-old striker gave Arsenal a comfortable 2-0 home win over Jaap Stam's Reading in the EFL Cup fourth round Arsenal 2-0 Reading Football Club
"25.10.2016 20:50:03" theguardian.com Aleksandar Mitrovic double caps knockout Newcastle rout of Preston Newcastle United completed a dominant 6-0 victory, capped by a Aleksandar Mitrovic double, over Preston in the EFL Cup sending Rafa Benítez's side into the quarter-finals Newcastle United 6-0 Preston North End Football Club
"25.10.2016 19:05:59" theguardian.com World Cup final 1970: Brazil v Italy – as it happened The live report of one the great finals featuring Carlos Alberto's iconic goal, from the pages of And Gazza Misses The Final, a collection of World Cup MBMs by Rob Smyth and Scott Murray 'What a thing of beauty this is, nothing short of a masterclass, football's pinnacle finally reached, Brazil planting the flag'
"25.10.2016 18:07:00" World Cup-winning Brazil captain Carlos Alberto has died aged 72: http://bit.ly/2eBXaCg
"25.10.2016 17:10:54" theguardian.com West Ham take 'robust' steps to avoid crowd trouble against Chelsea The EFL Cup tie at the London Stadium on Wednesday has been deemed high-risk with restrictions on ticket and alcohol sales West Ham United and Chelsea Football Club fans face body searches, alcohol restrictions and post-match segregation as part of a “robust policing plan” aimed at minimising crowd trouble at the EFL Cup tie
"25.10.2016 15:26:37" theguardian.com Carlos Alberto dies aged 72 The World Cup-winning Brazil captain Carlos Alberto has died aged 72 after suffering a heart attack Carlos Alberto, the man who captained Brazil to the 1970 World Cup and scored one of the great goals in football history in the final, has died at the age of 72
"25.10.2016 14:33:00" theguardian.com Manuel Neuer calls on Manchester United to recall Bastian Schweinsteiger The Bayern Munich goalkeeper says the midfielder, who has been sidelined by manager Jose Mourinho this season, could be the answer to the current Old Trafford woes "We all know he's one of the best midfielders in the world. He belongs on the field for Manchester United and not training individually” – Manuel Neuer thinks José Mourinho should pick Bastian Schweinsteiger
"25.10.2016 13:30:41" theguardian.com How Nice became Europe's in-form team Nice are unbeaten in Ligue 1 this season and, with eight wins in 10 matches, they have more points per game than Bayern Munich, Juventus or Real Madrid OGC Nice are unbeaten in Ligue 1 this season and, with eight wins in 10 matches, they have more points per game than FC Bayern München, Juventus or Real Madrid C.F.
"25.10.2016 12:28:35" theguardian.com Jamie Vardy crashes Ronaldo and Messi's Ballon d'Or party The Leicester striker flies flag for England internationals but real interest lies in the battle to be the world's third-best player in which Gareth Bale and Antoine Griezmann are contenders Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to win the Ballon d'Or with Leo Messi in second, but who should finish third?
"25.10.2016 11:33:03" theguardian.com Football quiz: name the League Cup sponsor Look at the lists of winners and work out which version of the League Cup those teams won Coca-Cola, Carling, Rumbelows or Milk?
"25.10.2016 10:07:32" theguardian.com The Dozen: the weekend's best Premier League photos Your weekend round-up of the best photography from the top flight Our favourite photos from the weekend's Premier League matches
"25.10.2016 09:44:00" theguardian.com Football transfer rumours: Wayne Rooney to China? Morgan Schneiderlin to leave Manchester United? | Chelsea to sign Antonio Rudiger from Roma? | Oscar off to Juventus? | CIty to sign Juan Bernat and David Alaba? Will Wayne Rooney be swapping Manchester United for China?
"25.10.2016 08:31:55" theguardian.com David Squires on … Gary Lineker v the Sun Our resident cartoonist on the row between the Match of the Day anchor and the tabloid newspaper Gary Lineker and his vile sympathetic views – it's David Squires on … Lineker v the Sun
"24.10.2016 21:56:00" theguardian.com Jürgen Klopp to put Liverpool young guns in firing line against Tottenham The Liverpool manager said the policy of not sending fringe players out on loan has created a core group of young talent at Anfield Jürgen Klopp has kept a core of young players at Anfield rather than send them on loan – now his policy will be put to the test with youngsters set to start for Liverpool FC in the EFL Cup
"24.10.2016 20:30:00" theguardian.com Are people finally switching the football off? There is a complex picture beneath figures that show a marked decline in early-season football viewing figures, and the big broadcasters must work out if this is a blip or a trend Has the Premier League bubble burst?
"24.10.2016 19:34:53" Find out the 30 names on the shortlist for this year's Ballon d'Or
"24.10.2016 19:30:00" theguardian.com Manchester United must look deeper than the next shiny new toy A considered, long-term approach rather than more astronomically expensive individuals is what is needed if the rot is to be stopped at Old Trafford Juan Mata, Angel Di María, Memphis Depay, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Paul Labile Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic ...
"24.10.2016 18:28:06" theguardian.com Arsenal's Olivier Giroud and Reading's Yann Kermorgant get an unlikely reunion Team-mates in the French second division with Grenoble a decade ago, the two Frenchmen have had vastly different careers since but meet again in Tuesday's EFL Cup tie at the Emirates Yann Kermorgant and Olivier Giroud have taken different paths since playing together at Grenoble Foot 38 a decade ago, but will face each other as Reading Football Club play Arsenal in the EFL Cup
"24.10.2016 17:17:12" theguardian.com Who should win the Ballon d'Or 2016? Cristiano Ronaldo is the clear favourite to win the award but should anyone – perhaps Antoine Griezmann, Lionel Messi or Luis Suárez – stop him? Cristiano Ronaldo is the clear favourite but does Antoine Griezmann deserve it more?
"24.10.2016 16:29:00" theguardian.com David Moyes is struggling at Sunderland but Lawrie McMenemy was even worse Jimmy Tarbuck once joked that The Titanic and McMenemy had one thing in common: neither should have left Southampton. After two years of terrible results and falling attendances at Sunderland, McMenemy probably agreed Jimmy Tarbuck once joked that The Titanic and Lawrie McMenemy had one thing in common: neither should have left Southampton. After two years of terrible results and falling attendances at Sunderland AFC, McMenemy probably agreed
"24.10.2016 15:37:55" theguardian.com Have you given up on live football on TV – or just stopped paying for it? Early season ratings for live Premier League matches on Sky Sports are down by 19%. Have you stopped tuning in or are you just not paying for the pleasure? Have you stopped tuning in or are you just not paying for the pleasure?
"24.10.2016 14:01:52" theguardian.com Don't be too swift to bury José Mourinho – the monster may be stirring Manchester United's manager has seemed too conscious of how he is expected to behave in his latest job, to the detriment of his team, but the petulant criticism of Antonio Conte was a sign the fire is returning Perhaps José Mourinho is past his best. Maybe the dressing-room politics of Real Madrid and Chelsea have wearied him and that age has diminished his chutzpah. But to extrapolate all that from the evidence of nine Premier League games at Manchester United
"24.10.2016 11:45:01" theguardian.com Zamalek chairman blames defeat on 'magic and sorcery' 'Things were not normal and there was magic involved' claims Mortada Mansour “Is it natural to waste 18 chances in front of goal? Things were obviously not normal and there was magic and sorcery involved”
"24.10.2016 10:35:47" theguardian.com Renato Sanches wins European Golden Boy award Bayern Munich and Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches has been named 2016's European Golden Boy, beating Manchester United's Marcus Rashford into second place 1. Renato Sanches
2. Marcus Rashford
3. Kingsley Coman
"24.10.2016 09:55:08" theguardian.com 10 talking points from the Premier League action Arsenal need to find a solution to a familiar problem, if Ronald Koeman isn't worried he should be and Daniel Sturridge must be patient Our big review of the weekend's Premier League football
"23.10.2016 17:14:53" theguardian.com N'Golo Kanté's solo strike seals Chelsea's rout of Manchester United N'Golo Kanté scored a brilliant solo goal to round off Chelsea's 4-0 thrashing of Manchester United on José Mourinho's return to Stamford Bridge Premier League: Chelsea Football Club 4-0 Manchester United
"23.10.2016 16:30:21" theguardian.com Ultra culture could help Premier League terraces take positive steps Ultra fans groups have long been a force for good at many European football clubs, but an obsession over negative press and lack of political catalyst has meant they have been slow to catch on in Britain There have been attempts among followers of British clubs to import a culture which at its heart is about intense organised backing of your team through colourful displays and noise on the terraces, not cracking skulls. Aston Villa FC - Official's Brigada
"23.10.2016 14:27:59" theguardian.com Chelsea v Manchester United: Premier League – live! Minute-by-minute report: How will Manchester United fare on José Mourinho's return to Stamford Bridge? Find out with Rob Smyth Chelsea Football Club v Manchester United – live!
"23.10.2016 12:29:27" theguardian.com Manchester City v Southampton: Premier League – live! Minute-by-minute report: Can Manchester City break down Southampton's stubborn defence to regain top spot in the Premier League? Find out now with Daniel Harris Manchester City v Southampton FC – live!
"23.10.2016 11:43:38" theguardian.com Tottenham to learn if Moussa Sissoko could face FA ban for elbow Tottenham Hotspur are waiting to find out whether Moussa Sissoko could receive a retrospective ban for elbowing Bournemouth's Harry Arter Tottenham Hotspur could find out on Monday whether Moussa Sissoko faces a possible retrospective ban for elbowing Harry Arter during goalless draw with AFC Bournemouth on Saturday
"23.10.2016 10:07:36" theguardian.com José Mourinho: I will always respect Chelsea but am now United 100% Manchester United manager will return to Stamford Bridge for the first time since being sacked and has claimed he retains a special bond with the Chelsea fans "Chelsea Football Club have won four Premier League titles in their history. Three of them were won with me and the other one was won by the team I left behind. I took them to Wembley, I took them to Cardiff, I took them to cup finals. So there is a
"23.10.2016 07:00:01" theguardian.com Chelsea v Manchester United: match preview Wayne Rooney is expected to be among the substitutes again for Manchester United's visit to Chelsea Chelsea Football Club v Manchester United match preview
"22.10.2016 22:18:28" Jurgen Klopp: "You cannot imagine how welcome Steven George Gerrard is at Liverpool FC"
"22.10.2016 21:49:38" theguardian.com FA's Martin Glenn: 'Why does the England shirt weigh so heavy?' The FA's top man describes Sam Allardyce's departure as 'very disappointing' and tells Owen Gibson he is wrestling with how to improve the England team "Why does the shirt weigh so heavy? When was the last time we saw an England Football Team player play better for his country than his club? That is something we've really got to understand”
"22.10.2016 21:16:52" theguardian.com José Mourinho needs to shake off Chelsea cloud as he returns to Bridge | Daniel Taylor José Mourinho, who takes Manchester United to west London on Sunday, seems to have been affected by his final half-season at Chelsea more than he probably wants to let on The old spark José Mourinho | The Special One had at Chelsea Football Club is not always there. The dark rings beneath Mourinho's eyes seem that much more pronounced. These days nobody really makes comparisons with Brian Clough, the last manager who
"22.10.2016 20:28:23" theguardian.com Jürgen Klopp says he would welcome Steven Gerrard having Liverpool role Jürgen Klopp has cleared the way for Steven Gerrard to return to Liverpool by announcing there will be a role for him at Anfield, after the former Reds captain suggested he could be leaving LA Galaxy Steven George Gerrard – and this will be a really big surprise – is always so welcome at Liverpool FC, You cannot imagine how welcome so absolutely no problem, but everything we will talk to each other about will stay in these talks. Everything will be
"22.10.2016 19:53:16" "I have a frustrated face" – Arsène Wenger on Arsenal's draw with Middlesbrough FC
"22.10.2016 19:31:15" theguardian.com Philippe Coutinho clinches win over West Brom but Liverpool miss top spot Goals from Sadio Mané and Philippe Coutinho clinched a 2-1 victory for Liverpool over West Bromwich Albion but Gareth McAuley's consolation meant Liverpool did not go top of the Premier League Liverpool FC 2-1 West Bromwich Albion
"22.10.2016 18:54:07" theguardian.com Leicester on track as Shinji Okazaki shines in win over Crystal Palace Ahmed Musa and Christian Fuchs also scored in Leicester City's 3-1 home win against Crystal Palace in the Premier League Leicester City Football Club 3-1 Crystal Palace Football Club
"22.10.2016 18:10:26" theguardian.com Clinical Burnley edge out Everton with Scott Arfield's last-minute winner Maarten Stekelenburg crashed down to earth with an error and Everton failed to take their chances as Burnley won 2-1 at Turf Moor Burnley Football Club 2-1 Everton Football Club
"22.10.2016 17:46:50" theguardian.com West Ham sink Sunderland with last-minute winner by Winston Reid A stoppage-time strike from Winston Reid earned West Ham United only their second Premier League win at the London Stadium, 1-0 against bottom-of-the-table Sunderland West Ham United 1-0 Sunderland AFC
"22.10.2016 16:53:47" theguardian.com Arsenal celebrate Wenger's birthday but ride luck to hold Middlesbrough Arsenal went top even though they were held to a goalless draw at home by Middlesbrough, with Adama Traoré missing the best chances Arsenal 0-0 Middlesbrough FC
"22.10.2016 16:40:19" theguardian.com Barcelona edge out Valencia courtesy of late Lionel Messi penalty Valencia almost earned an important draw with Barcelona but an injury time penalty from Lionel Messi snatched a 3-2 victory for Luis Enrique's side Valencia CF 2-3 FC Barcelona … quite a game
"22.10.2016 16:23:01" theguardian.com Steven Gerrard suggests he's finished with LA Galaxy Former Liverpool midfielder posts farewell message on Instragam and says: 'This city and this club will always hold a special place in my heart' Is Steven Gerrard done with LA Galaxy?
"22.10.2016 16:16:12" theguardian.com Stoke City add to Hull's woe thanks to Xherdan Shaqiri's brilliance Xherdan Shaqiri's brilliant double secured back-to-back Premier League wins for Stoke, whose 2-0 victory sent Hull spiralling into the bottom three Hull City 0-2 Stoke City Football Club
"22.10.2016 15:38:03" theguardian.com Liverpool v West Brom: Premier League – live! Minute-by-minute report: Jürgen Klopp's team are bidding to keep pace at the top, but must first break down the Baggies. Join Niall McVeigh Liverpool FC v West Bromwich Albion – follow it live
"22.10.2016 15:01:22" theguardian.com Live matches | Football | The Guardian live Champions League Premier League FA Cup La Liga Bundesliga Serie A Ligue 1 Championship Scottish Premiership League One League Two Scottish Championship Scottish League One Scottish League Two Euro 2016 Euro 2016 qualifying Champions League qualifying Leo Messi has scored net again for FC Barcelona. Follow all the day's action as it happens
"22.10.2016 14:18:05" theguardian.com Adam Rooney books Aberdeen's place in final with win over Morton Aberdeen defeated Morton 2-0 to book their place in the League Cup Final Aberdeen Football Club are in the final of the Scottish League Cup
"22.10.2016 13:36:31" theguardian.com Tottenham miss chance to go top at Bournemouth but escape red cards Bournemouth held Tottenham Hotspur to a 0-0 draw but though the visitors will be disappointed at not going top for a few hours, Erik Lamela and Moussa Sissoko could have seen red AFC Bournemouth 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur
"22.10.2016 12:41:37" theguardian.com Liverpool v West Bromwich Albion: match preview West Bromwich Albion's Jonny Evans is suspended and Jonas Olsson is expected to replace him for their match at Liverpool Liverpool FC v West Bromwich Albion: our match preview
"22.10.2016 12:09:02" theguardian.com Arsenal v Middlesbrough: match preview Daniel Ayala is expected to start in central defence for Middlesbrough against Arsenal as Calum Chambers is unable to face his parent club Arsenal v Middlesbrough FC: our match preview
"22.10.2016 11:41:55" theguardian.com China appoint Marcello Lippi as new manager of national team China have hired World Cup-winning manager Marcello Lippi as the new manager of their national football team Marcello Lippi is the new China manager
"22.10.2016 11:02:35" theguardian.com Russia World Cup mascot Zabivaka the wolf unveiled Zabivaka, who is described as “charming, confident and social” and has “always dreamt of becoming a football star”, received 53% of the one million votes in a Fifa poll Zabivaka, whose name means 'the one who scores' in Russian, is described as 'charming, confident and social' and has 'always dreamt of becoming a football star', received 53% of the one million votes in a Fifa poll, beating competition from a tiger who
"22.10.2016 10:20:00" theguardian.com Manchester United paid big money – now Pogba must rise to big games After a commanding performance against Fenerbahce in the Europa League, the midfielder will be urged by José Mourinho to make his mark against Chelsea on Sunday As the most expensive player in the world, Paul Labile Pogba will need more than a couple of goals against lacklustre Europa League opponents to prove his value to Manchester United, but his confidence can only have been improved by the performance
"22.10.2016 09:46:53" theguardian.com Arsène Wenger: I'd tell God that winning is not as easy as it looks On the back of seven consecutive wins Arsène Wenger is urging his Arsenal players to keep their wits about them among the Premier League leading pack “If God exists and one day I go up there and he will ask: 'Do you want to come in? What have you done in your life?' And the only answer I will have is: 'I tried to win football games.' He will say: 'Is that all you have done?' And the only answer I will
"22.10.2016 09:20:17" theguardian.com Claude Puel helps Southampton forge thrilling new identity The Frenchman only took charge in the summer but Claude Puel has already shown his ability at nurturing youth and producing exciting football Ronald Koeman, like Mauricio Pochettino before him, seemed to think he had squeezed as much juice as any manager could get out of Southampton FC, a club that continually sells its best players. Saints, however, have a knack for renewing and advancing, and
"22.10.2016 08:12:42" theguardian.com Karl Power and the art of the sporting blag This week two lads blagged their way on to the Team GB medals bus, posing as athletes – but they've got a way to go before they can match up to Karl Power, the true master of the art 'You need a load of confidence and a general understanding of the human psyche. If you don't give anyone a reason to believe you're not meant to be somewhere, they won't stop you and cause a scene'
"22.10.2016 07:27:15" theguardian.com Gary Lineker defends Twitter views as the Sun gives him red card Presenter's views on immigration have landed him in the Sun's relegation zone but former striker is not hanging up his boots 'I think that he believes that by speaking through Twitter, it's authentically him. It's his voice saying things rather than being interpreted by the newspapers. It's not a political issue, it's a humanitarian one'
"21.10.2016 21:22:26" theguardian.com 'Mourinho may have been Chelsea's greatest manager but now he's The Enemy' José Mourinho goes back to Stamford Bridge as Manchester United's manager on Sunday with Chelsea fans divided over his departure 11 months ago José Mourinho goes back to Stamford Bridge as Manchester United manager on Sunday with Chelsea Football Club fans divided over his departure 11 months ago
"21.10.2016 17:00:00" theguardian.com North-east going south? Sunderland and Middlesbrough in Premier League peril David Moyes's side are bottom of the Premier League, Aitor Karanka's Boro have lost four of their last five – are there any reasons for optimism? And what needs to change? Will Sunderland AFC and Middlesbrough FC follow Newcastle United into the Championship?
"21.10.2016 15:50:01" theguardian.com Premier League should learn from Pep Guardiola, not pour scorn on him Manchester City's manager has had to defend Claudio Bravo and his desire for his goalkeeper to play from the back because it is an alien concept to the English We don't like experts in this country any more. We definitely don't like foreign experts.
"21.10.2016 15:00:01" theguardian.com Sack Gary Lineker for a tweet? That's our toddler culture The Sun's message is clear: lower your expectations. We're now in the consolation-prize era of post-imperial national life Are you wetting your pants over something Gary Lineker said on Twitter about something that isn't to do with his job? Because that's the sort of thing we demand these days, presumably in the absence of being able to achieve anything actually meaningful.
"21.10.2016 14:00:00" If Theo Walcott was stuck on a desert island, which Arsenal team-mates would he want there for company?
"21.10.2016 13:06:01" theguardian.com Meet George Saunders, the only British footballer in South America When George Saunders' parents swapped Islington for Spain the young footballer gave up his dream of playing for Arsenal, but a new adventure was just beginning When George Saunders' parents swapped London for Spain the young footballer gave up his dream of playing for Arsenal, but a new adventure was just beginning
"21.10.2016 12:31:00" theguardian.com The big interview: Alan Pardew The manager believes he has been given the chance at Palace 'to make something special' and is aiming to take the club into Europe and to leave a positive legacy – which, he tells Dominic Fifield, would be like winning a trophy "If I was still at Newcastle, I'd be pretty keen on that England job. But, with all this here, I'm left thinking: 'Why would I really want to leave this club now?' Obviously I'd like to win trophies, and that's very difficult even if we did come ever so
"21.10.2016 11:30:00" theguardian.com Jürgen Klopp: Manchester United game was good practice for West Brom Jürgen Klopp said Manchester United were stronger than Liverpool in their goalless draw 'but you can use a few things from that' as he prepares for Tony Pulis's West Brom Manchester United's physical approach at Anfield on Monday night will have helped Liverpool FC prepare for their match against West Brom tomorrow, says Jürgen Klopp
"21.10.2016 10:45:00" theguardian.com Thai football fans frustrated as season cut short after king's death Champions crowned with three rounds of matches unplayed, and two teams relegated that might have stayed up The King is dead ... so the Thai football season has been called off with three rounds of fixtures still to play
"21.10.2016 10:00:00" theguardian.com The Joy of Six: comedy football goals From Brazil 1970 to Scarborough 1996, via Brian McClair and ludicrous long-rangers, we recall half a dozen moments of footballing farce Need a laugh? Try these ...
"21.10.2016 09:01:22" Mourinho rounds on 'Einsteins' again 'First of all, in some of your mouths, Paul Labile Pogba goes from the worst player in Premier League to a great player in 48 hours. I am not specifically saying it is you. I say media, especially the Einsteins'
"21.10.2016 08:07:17" theguardian.com Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend Sergio Agüero and Eden Hazard will both be highly motivated, while Vincent Janssen needs a league goal and Swansea's Bob Bradley could do with a win The Premier League weekend starts here
"21.10.2016 07:18:14" theguardian.com José Mourinho rounds on 'Einsteins' again after Paul Pogba's double strike The Manchester United manager José Mourinho defended Paul Pogba against critics who had changed their mind on the midfielder in the space of two days “In some of your mouths, he goes from the worst player in the Premier League to a great player in 48 hours. I am not specifically saying it is you. I say media, especially the Einsteins" – José Mourinho returns to a favourite theme in defence of
"20.10.2016 22:00:00" theguardian.com Kevin De Bruyne's belief in the Manchester City way remains rock solid Battering by Barcelona has given critics plenty of ammunition but has failed to undermine the midfielder's backing for Pep Guardiola's methods "I don't think we have to change as a team or change the mentality. We won, already, a lot of games and it's not like Barcelona is a bad team. We know people are going to say it's bad but I see it differently"
"20.10.2016 21:39:44" theguardian.com Jürgen Klopp: Manchester United game was good practice for Pulis' West Brom Jürgen Klopp said Manchester United were stronger than Liverpool in their goalless draw 'but you can use a few things from that' as he prepares for Tony Pulis's West Brom "We are a football-playing side and Manchester United were more physical and stronger than we were, with a lot of tall players"
"20.10.2016 21:02:40" theguardian.com Paul Pogba gets two in Manchester United demolition of Fenerbahce The Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba scored two goals, while Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard got one each as they strolled to a 4-1 home win against Fenerbahce UEFA Europa League: Manchester United 4-1 Fenerbahçe 1907
"20.10.2016 19:58:32" theguardian.com Southampton take fight to 10-man Inter but Antonio Candreva strike earns spoils A 67th-minute goal by Antonio Candreva condemned Southampton to a 1-0 defeat by Internazionale in the Europe League UEFA Europa League: Internazionale 1-0 Southampton FC
"20.10.2016 18:30:22" theguardian.com Manchester United v Fenerbahce: Europa League – live! Minute-by-minute report: Robin van Persie returns to Old Trafford as Manchester United host Fenerbahce. Join Gregg Bakowski for the action Follow Manchester United v Fenerbahçe live with our minute-by-minute UEFA Europa League coverage
"20.10.2016 17:45:00" theguardian.com Gianluigi Buffon criticises Chinese investment in Italian clubs Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has railed against the influx of Far East money into Serie A and said the sales of Internazionale and Milan to Chinese investors are a defeat for Italian football. "It is the defeat of Italian football. Of Italy as a country, of the traditions, of everything. But we have what we deserve, we are fickle, without a rooted sense of belonging and history has always demonstrated that" – Gianluigi Buffon on Chinese
"20.10.2016 17:42:21" theguardian.com Uefa president open to Champions League final being held outside Europe Aleksander Ceferin said he will revive an open bidding process for the right to host the climax to the European club season and is open to the game being staged in New York Aleksander Ceferin is not ruling out the possibility of a UEFA Champions League final being played outside Europe
"20.10.2016 16:45:00" theguardian.com Football Weekly podcast: Messi hat-trick poops Pep's return Manchester City are crushed 4-0 at Camp Nou. Plus, previews of all the weekend's games in the Premier League, including Chelsea v Man United A look back on the midweek action and look forward to the weekend
"20.10.2016 15:29:50" theguardian.com Frank de Boer feeling the heat at Inter as new era falls flat The Nerazzurri face Southampton in the Europa League on Thursday with their manager under increasing pressure after just two months in charge F.C. Internazionale Milano face Southampton FC tonight and their manager, Frank de Boer, is in need of a big result
"20.10.2016 14:27:18" theguardian.com Antonio Conte can break Mourinho's Chelsea spell against Manchester United Antonio Conte is putting his own stamp on Chelsea and, on the eve of Manchester United's visit, is showing signs of moving the club away from the influence of José Mourinho How Antonio Conte developed José Mourinho's Chelsea team
"20.10.2016 12:30:00" theguardian.com Jonjo Shelvey hitting high notes after Rafael Benítez tells it straight Jonjo Shelvey has shed over a stone, as well as a 'childish mind-set', and is thriving at Newcastle under the guidance of Rafael Benítez, who once took him to Liverpool There was a time when Jonjo Shelvey appeared a big part of the problem at Newcastle United but these days he seems very much the solution
"20.10.2016 11:30:00" theguardian.com Robin van Persie can remind Manchester United, and Fenerbahce, of quality | Emre Sarigul The former United forward has failed to cement himself in the Turkish side's starting XI but his fortunes could change as the two sides meet in the Europa League on Thursday Robin van Persie says he is going "home" tonight. It's a chance for him to remind Manchester United – and the new Fenerbahçe manager Dick Advocaat – of his quality
"20.10.2016 10:20:45" theguardian.com Sassuolo: from Serie C2 to the Europa League in 10 years Sassuolo have spent most of their history playing in amateur leagues but after a dramatic rise they are now beating some of Europe's most prestigious clubs U.S. Sassuolo were playing in Italy's fourth tier a decade ago.
They're playing in the UEFA Europa League tonight.
"20.10.2016 09:16:34" theguardian.com Pep Guardiola defends Bravo after heavy defeat in Barcelona Manchester City's Pep Guardiola defends Claudio Bravo, after red card opens way for Lionel Messi and Barcelona to race to 4-0 win, and has no regrets over dropping Sergio Agüero "Until the last day of my career as a coach I will try to play from our goalkeeper" – Pep Guardiola defends his tactics after Manchester City's 4-0 defeat to FC Barcelona
"20.10.2016 08:02:40" theguardian.com Football transfer rumours: Chelsea to sign Ricardo Rodríguez, Roma to raid Manchester City? Sam Allardyce returning to Sunderland? | Rodrigo Bentancur set for Juventus? Manchester United to sign Gelson Martins? In today's Rumour Mill:
• Are Chelsea Football Club eyeing Ricardo Rodríguez?
• AS Roma to sign Manchester City's Bacary Sagna?
• And Manchester United to snap up Gelson Martins?
"20.10.2016 07:43:36" theguardian.com Pep Guardiola defends Bravo after red card leads to heavy Barcelona defeat Manchester City's Pep Guardiola defends Claudio Bravo, after red card opens way for Lionel Messi and Barcelona to race to 4-0 win, and has no regrets over dropping Sergio Agüero “I'm sorry but until the last day of my career as a coach I will try to play from our goalkeeper" – Manchester City's Pep Guardiola
"19.10.2016 21:28:50" theguardian.com Lionel Messi hat-trick sends Barcelona waltzing past Manchester City Lionel Messi scored three goals and Neymar the fourth as Barcelona thumped Manchester City 4-0 in Champions League Group C Match report from the Camp Nou as Barcelona punish Manchester City:
"19.10.2016 17:59:00" theguardian.com Gary Lineker hits back at online abuse over criticism of Calais refugee coverage Match of the Day presenter says he has received much 'stick' after describing media response as 'hideously racist' "The treatment by some towards these young refugees is hideously racist and utterly heartless. What's happening to our country?" – Gary Lineker
"19.10.2016 17:29:34" theguardian.com Former Leeds and Wales goalkeeper Gary Sprake dies aged 71 Leeds United have led the tributes to former goalkeeper Gary Sprake, who died yesterday at the age of 71. Leeds United lead tributes to Gary Sprake after former goalkeeper dies aged 71 https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/oct/19/gary-sprake-leeds-birmingham-wales-dies
"19.10.2016 17:00:00" The best goals of the week: http://bit.ly/2eFXTSF
Featuring Luis Suarez, Real Madrid C.F. and this screamer...
"19.10.2016 15:50:48" theguardian.com Exclusive: Forest owner asks buyers for £1m salary plus player bonuses Fawaz Al Hasawi, the owner of Nottingham Forest, has been asking potential buyers of the club for an annual salary potentially rising above £1m and a clause entitling him to whatever the players earn in bonuses Fawaz al-Hasawi, the increasingly beleaguered owner of Nottingham Forest, has been asking potential buyers of the club for an annual salary potentially rising above £1m and a series of financial demands that include an extraordinary clause entitling him
"19.10.2016 15:01:02" theguardian.com Which footballers have played for the most teams in one season? Plus: the first open-top bus parades, physios getting injured running on to the pitch and more Tony Cottee once played for four different clubs in four different divisions in one season. “I don't know if it's a good achievement or a bad one," said Cottee after his up-and-down campaign
"19.10.2016 13:58:53" theguardian.com Manchester United have no untouchables, says José Mourinho The Old Trafford manager is prepared to drop expensive signings Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic and refused to confirm if Wayne Rooney will start against Fenerbahçe José Mourinho had nine "untouchables" at Chelsea in 2006.
Now he has none at Manchester United
"19.10.2016 12:53:22" theguardian.com Spurs squads is equal to any in Premier League, says Jan Vertonghen Jan Vertonghen believes Tottenham Hotspur's squad is as strong as any in the Premier League and that it can cope in the absence of any one of their star players "We have as strong a squad as any in the Premier League. Obviously, some other teams have exceptional talents but we have them as well" – Jan Vertonghen on Tottenham Hotspur
"19.10.2016 11:45:00" Joey Barton on the "imbecile" that is Boris Johnson, the danger of Donald J. Trump, gay footballers and violence in the game
"19.10.2016 10:59:00" theguardian.com Fifa seem to have a new plan: kill the World Cup How would the new Fifa president best regain some credibility for football's ailing governing body? A root and branch reform from top to bottom, or a madcap plan to expand the World Cup to 48 teams … How would the new Fifa president best regain some credibility for the governing body? Reforming the organisation from top to bottom or a madcap plan to expand the World Cup to 48 teams ...
"19.10.2016 10:06:01" theguardian.com The best goals of the week Featuring a counterattack from Real Madrid, a slick finish from Luis Suárez, a one-man move from Israel, a chip from Gabriel Jesus and one in honour of the pope Featuring a counterattack from Real Madrid C.F., a slick finish from Luis Suarez and a goal for Liverpool FC against Manchester United
"19.10.2016 09:23:36" theguardian.com Pep Guardiola heads home for test of early Manchester City progress Faced with his first wobble in England, the City manager goes back to Barcelona and has denied he has been caught out by the intensity of the Premier League How much have Manchester City improved under Pep Guardiola? We will find out tonight.
"18.10.2016 22:11:49" theguardian.com Pep Guardiola puts Manchester City first in the queue for Lionel Messi Pep Guardiola has insisted that he has not tried to sign Leo Messi but said that if he ever decided to leave the Camp Nou, he will be among those waiting in the queue for him. “I have not called Leo Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar Jr., Sergio Busquets or Andrés Iniesta. Marc-André ter Stegen is a different case. He wanted to play and then he decided to stay. We needed a goalkeeper like him and we signed Claudio Bravo. And if I ever
"18.10.2016 21:30:11" theguardian.com Hugo Lloris produces heroics to earn Spurs a point at Bayer Leverkusen The Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris made a number of fine saves, including one remarkable stop to deny Javier Hernández, to earn Tottenham a 0-0 draw and a valuable away point against Bayer Leverkusen Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur: LLoris heroics boost Spurs' UEFA Champions League hopes
"18.10.2016 20:59:39" theguardian.com Riyad Mahrez volleys Leicester City to narrow win against FC Copenhagen Leicester's forward Riyad Mahrez scored instinctively just before half-time to give his side a 1-0 victory that takes his side closer to the Champions League knockout stages Leicester City Football Club 1-0 F.C. Copenhagen: Riyad Mahrez volleys Foxes to verge of UEFA Champions League knockout stage
"18.10.2016 20:25:33" theguardian.com I like my Barcelona – and Pep Guardiola's too, says Luis Enrique Luis Enrique lauds the Champions League meeting of 'two coaches with an attacking mindset' as his Barça side prepare to meet Pep Guardiola's Manchester City “At Manchester City he has had a clear impact on the team already, a brutal impact. Pep is my friend and I think he is the best coach around now, without any doubt. I love coaches that think more about attacking than defending" – FC Barcelona's Luis
"18.10.2016 19:55:29" theguardian.com Didier Drogba fined but not suspended for Montreal Impact tantrum Striker, who refused a place on the bench after being dropped from the starting XI, will be available for Impact's final MLS game against New England Didier Drogba fined but not suspended for Impact de Montréal tantrum
"18.10.2016 19:08:22" theguardian.com Celtic are here to win against Mönchengladbach, says Brendan Rodgers Celtic's objective is to ensure one of the most memorable matches in their illustrious history is not the sum of this Champions League campaign as they host Borussia Mönchengladbach “We're here to win. In our home games we want to ensure we can get a victory. I think we always felt if we could be in European football after Christmas then that would be fantastic" – Brendan Rodgers on Celtic FC's UEFA Champions League match against
"18.10.2016 16:25:47" theguardian.com FA gives José Mourinho until Friday to explain referee comments The Football Association has given José Mourinho until 6pm on Friday to explain his comments about referee Anthony Taylor ahead of Manchester United's match against Liverpool on Monday night Alex Ferguson was the first Premier League manager to be charged with making improper comments about a referee before a match back in 2011. Now the current Manchester United manager is in trouble.
"18.10.2016 15:28:49" theguardian.com Bayer Leverkusen boss Roger Schmidt: 'I never wanted to be a football manager' The Bundesliga club's coach spells out his admiration for Mauricio Pochettino and Spurs but will send his own team out in their Champions League match with the usual instructions “We're happy when the game is intense. Even against teams that are supposedly better than us, like Bayern Munich or Barcelona last season in the Champions League, we try and make them play our football – that's what we demand of our opponents, and if it
"18.10.2016 12:50:08" theguardian.com Where the week's big matches will be won and lost A look forward to Barcelona v Manchester City, Bayern Munich v PSV Eindhoven, Bayer Leverkusen v Tottenham Hotspur and Lyon v Juventus Previews for the week's big UEFA Champions League fixtures
FC Barcelona v Manchester City
FC Bayern München v PSV
Bayer 04 Leverkusen v Tottenham Hotspur
OL - Olympique Lyonnais v Juventus
"18.10.2016 11:35:03" theguardian.com Leicester hoping for another restorative Champions League night The Premier League champions are struggling to defend their crown but have saved their best form for the European stage and will look for a third successive win, against FC Copenhagen Leicester are struggling to defend their Premier League title but they are looking for their third successive win in the Champions League
"18.10.2016 10:12:32" theguardian.com David Squires on the return of the best league in the world Rejoice! The Premier League is back after two long weeks away and David Squires is on hand to look back at the latest news Rejoice! The Premier League is back after two long weeks away and David Squires is on hand to decipher the latest developments...
"18.10.2016 09:03:54" theguardian.com José Mourinho reverts to type and cancels out Liverpool The Manchester United manager shared the points with Jürgen Klopp by shutting out a Liverpool side who have been scoring goals at staggering rate Liverpool FC v Manchester United was a disappointingly flat contest that lacked intensity and technical quality. But that was precisely what José Mourinho wanted
"18.10.2016 07:18:46" Mourinho takes swipe at Liverpool after stalemate 'How many shots on target did Liverpool FC have on target today? Two. Two shots on target with 65% of possession, you have to be critical of Liverpool. It is their problem, not our problem'
"17.10.2016 23:31:23" theguardian.com José Mourinho criticises 'cautious' Liverpool after bore draw at Anfield Jürgen Klopp was disappointed after enjoying 65% possession against Manchester United but looked on the bright side saying: 'At least we have a point and a clean sheet' “They played Can and Henderson for some reason and they did that for 90 minutes when they normally project more players in attack. They were very cautious"
"17.10.2016 22:42:55" theguardian.com Lights out for Palermo as home defeat to Torino is played out in near darkness Palermo's defeat to Torino finished in farcical conditions after the floodlights at the Renzo Barbera stadium had failed with the hosts 4-1 down U.S. Città di Palermo's celebrations to mark 1,000 Serie A games were spoiled by Torino Football Club – and failing floodlights that meant the game was played out in darkness
"17.10.2016 22:29:46" theguardian.com Manchester United's Paul Pogba fails to live up to price tag in draw at Liverpool Paul Pogba again proved an ineffective presence as Manchester United held Liverpool to a 0-0 draw at Anfield in the Premier League It was another disappointing match for Paul Labile Pogba in a Manchester United shirt
"17.10.2016 21:09:15" theguardian.com David de Gea ensures Manchester United hold Liverpool in stalemate Liverpool and Manchester United drew 0-0 at Anfield with David de Gea's stunning save from Philippe Coutinho ensuring José Mourinho's side left with a point Liverpool FC 0-0 Manchester United
"17.10.2016 19:28:41" theguardian.com Leicester City hoping for another restorative Champions League night The Premier League champions are struggling to defend their crown but have saved their best form for the European stage and will look for a third successive win, against FC Copenhagen Leicester City Football Club's title defence has begun with two wins in eight games – but they have a 100% record in the UEFA Champions League
"17.10.2016 18:52:20" theguardian.com Liverpool v Manchester United: Premier League – live! Minute-by-minute report: Will Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool fend off Manchester United at Anfield or will José Mourinho savour victory? Join Jacob Steinberg Follow Liverpool FC v Manchester United live with our minute-by-minute updates!
"17.10.2016 17:20:00" theguardian.com Neymar to sign new five-year Barcelona deal Neymar will this week sign a five-year contract with Barcelona that will keep the Brazil forward at the Camp Nou until 2021 Neymar Jr. will sign a five-year contract with FC Barcelona that will keep him at the club until 2021
"17.10.2016 16:37:20" theguardian.com Sevilla win but are still looking for their groove Jorge Sampaoli's side recorded their first away win for 511 days at Leganés last weekend but while there are signs of progress, there's much work to do Sevilla FC recorded their first away win for 511 days but there's still plenty of work to do
"17.10.2016 15:34:22" theguardian.com Jordan Henderson: 'Liverpool ready for whatever United throw at us' Jordan Henderson tells Andy Hunter he is still stung by memories of José Mourinho's smash-and-grab win with Chelsea in 2014 but says Liverpool are ready for Manchester United "We want to be the best team, not only better than Manchester United. We want to be better than everyone and that's the mentality we've set" – Liverpool FC captain Jordan Henderson
"17.10.2016 14:21:22" theguardian.com Son Heung-min faces a difficult return to Bayer Leverkusen The Spurs forward scored important goals and brought commercial clout to the Bundesliga side, but the manner of his exit may mean he is not treated as a homecoming hero Why Heung Min Son might face a tricky reception at Bayer 04 Leverkusen when he returns to the club with Tottenham Hotspur tomorrow night in the Champions League
"17.10.2016 13:24:19" theguardian.com Football in Vietnam, where people prefer the Premier League The Vietnamese league contains skilful players but it needs to clean up its reputation to win over a population who prefer watching English football on TV When I tell a friend I'm going to watch Hanoi T&T FC play he offers up a derisory snort. The local mechanic who fixes my bike shakes his head and mutters something. A bartender laughs at me. I am clearly not in on the joke. Vietnam is a football-mad
"17.10.2016 12:12:24" They have to score. They have to score. Oh...
The gifs of the week: http://bit.ly/2eIWTwl
"17.10.2016 11:13:49" theguardian.com The Ched Evans case shines a light on football's dark corners Working as a reporter, I experienced first-hand the disrespect and harassment that is the industry norm. It's time the sport began to respect women "Football has a problem with women. It was there every day, in every training ground, every stadium and every press box I entered. The five years I spent working as a football journalist were so steadily and fiercely degrading, they very nearly destroyed
"17.10.2016 09:50:42" theguardian.com Mauro Icardi v Inter's Ultras: an unhappy chapter in San Siro saga The Inter captain's incendiary remarks provoked a mixed reaction among supporters against Cagliari but his penalty miss did little to help matters The Curva Nord was in no mood for a reconciliation. A banner was hung with the message: 'Icardi: you're the bastard, making shit up to sell more copies. You heinous mercenary.' Another read: 'You use a child to justify yourself and throw mud in our faces.
"17.10.2016 08:55:19" theguardian.com The Dozen: the weekend's best Premier League photos Your weekend round-up of the best photography from the top flight Our favourite photos from the weekend's Premier League matches
"17.10.2016 07:38:26" theguardian.com Big interview: Nolito The Manchester City forward is going back to Barcelona this week to take on Luis Enrique, the coach who made him realise he needed to lose weight to prosper 'The cakes, the bread, the Coke: it's all good but for my profession it was shit. I'd train then eat: train, eat, train, eat. I was a fish biting its own tail. Then you realise: it's no good'
"17.10.2016 06:46:40" www.theguardian.com Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend's action Premier League talking points: Theo Walcott flicks switch for Arsenal if not England, Pedro Obiang takes his chance for West Ham and Tony Pulis acquired a gem in Nacer Chadli 10 talking points from the weekend's Premier League action
"16.10.2016 15:42:51" theguardian.com Manchester United's José Mourinho could face charge for referee comments The Manchester United manager breached FA regulations stipulating that managers cannot make pre-match comments about referees, when he questioned whether it would be difficult for Anthony Taylor to have 'a very good performance' against Liverpool José Mourinho may have talked himself into trouble with the Football Association for the first time as Manchester United manager …
"16.10.2016 15:01:25" theguardian.com José Holebas' stunning strike lands spoils for Watford at Middlesbrough Watford took their seasonal tally to 11 Premier League points from eight games after José Holebas scored the only goal in their 1-0 win at Middlesbrough Middlesbrough FC 0-1 Watford FC
"16.10.2016 12:02:55" theguardian.com York City manager who resigned and was made caretaker now appointed chief executive Jackie McNamara's York City career took another unlikely change of direction on Sunday morning after the side's former manager (and then caretaker manager) was appointed their chief executive less than a week after he announced he was leaving the club From manager to caretaker to chief executive: a week in the life of York City FC's Jackie McNamara.
"16.10.2016 11:13:41" theguardian.com Said & Done: Karl Oyston, Fifa 2.0, and the Golden Bin awards Also featuring: Captain Fiasco, the pride of Costa Rica, and the pope's special soldier Most democratic manager of the week: Ghana's former Asante Kotoko coach David Duncan on winning Worst Coach of the Year in Happy FM's Golden Bin Awards. “It's the right of the callers to vote me the worst. I will not contest the verdict.”
"16.10.2016 10:31:30" theguardian.com Pep Guardiola builds on Barça past towards future at Manchester City | Sid Lowe Pep Guardiola has Barcelona in the blood but, as he faces them on Wednesday, the club's history and his own under the influence of Johan Cruyff inform his plans for Manchester City Pep Guardiola has FC Barcelona in the blood but, as his Manchester City side prepare to meet them in the Champions League, his old club's rich history informs his plans for his new team
"15.10.2016 22:49:51" theguardian.com Leyton Orient vow to act after homophobic chanting from Luton fans Luton Town fans were heard making abusive chants in their League Two match away to Leyton Orient and a Luton spokesman said: 'Any serious abuse will be dealt with' Leyton Orient Football Club vow to act after homophobic chanting from Luton Town Football Club fans
"15.10.2016 22:06:17" theguardian.com Cristiano Ronaldo puts icing on cake as Real Madrid put six past Betis Real Madrid bounced back from a four-game winless streak in emphatic fashion by hammering Real Betis 6-1 away from home to remain second in La Liga with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring the final goal Real Betis Balompié 1-6 Real Madrid C.F.
"15.10.2016 21:37:35" theguardian.com Referee Anthony Taylor could do without old grey whistlers' comments | Daniel Taylor Noisy former officials have added to the local difficulty of a referee who is Manchester-born but an Altrincham fan taking charge of United's trip to Liverpool For an industry that asks for respect, and even has a campaign built around that word, it can certainly be strange there seems to be so little of it between the referees themselves
"15.10.2016 21:00:00" theguardian.com Eintracht Frankfurt defy Bayern Munich with 10 men thanks to Fabian A Marco Fabian equaliser for Eintracht Frankfurt ensured Bayern Munich were held for the second game in a row, with the 10-man home side holding on for a 2-2 draw Bundesliga report: Eintracht Frankfurt 2-2 FC Bayern München
"15.10.2016 20:30:00" theguardian.com Lionel Messi scores on return in easy Barcelona win over Deportivo La Coruña Lionel Messi had been out for three weeks but scored three minutes after coming on as a second-half substitute to help Barcelona beat Deportivo La Coruña 4-0 LaLiga report: FC Barcelona 4-0 Real Club Deportivo de La Coruña
"15.10.2016 20:00:00" theguardian.com Stoke's Joe Allen lifts pressure on Mark Hughes by sinking Sunderland Joe Allen's scoring streak continued as his double gave Stoke City a first Premier League victory of the season, 2-0 at home to winless Sunderland Stoke City Football Club 2-0 Sunderland AFC
"15.10.2016 19:30:00" theguardian.com Edin Dzeko double takes Roma above Napoli in race for second Edin Dzeko scored a goal either side of half-time to set up a 3-1 win for Roma away to Napoli in the battle for second place in Serie A Serie A TIM report: SSC Napoli 1-3 AS Roma
"15.10.2016 18:54:19" theguardian.com Manuel Lanzini sparks West Ham into life with win over Crystal Palace Slaven Bilic's new tactics paid off as Manuel Lanzini's gave West Ham a 1-0 win at Crystal Palace, while Christian Benteke missed a penalty Crystal Palace Football Club 0-1 West Ham United
"15.10.2016 18:16:29" theguardian.com Junior Stanislas runs riot in Bournemouth's joy of six against Hull The Bournemouth winger had a hand in all three of his side's first-half goals against Hull City as Eddie Howe's men cruised imperiously to a 6-1 win AFC Bournemouth 6-1 Hull City
"15.10.2016 17:40:25" theguardian.com Dele Alli strikes late to earn Tottenham draw at West Bromwich Albion Nacer Chadli put West Brom ahead with eight minutes remaining but Dele Alli scored even later to earn Tottenham a 1-1 draw at The Hawthorns West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur
"15.10.2016 17:10:10" theguardian.com Maarten Stekelenburg the penalty hero as Everton hold Manchester City Maarten Stekelenburg saved penalties from Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Agüero as Everton held Manchester City 1-1 at the Etihad Stadium Manchester City 1-1 Everton Football Club
"15.10.2016 16:32:23" theguardian.com Mesut Özil scores winner as 10-man Arsenal go second with Swansea win Theo Walcott scored twice and Mesut Özil hit the winner but Arsenal were hanging on for their 3-2 victory against Swansea City after Granit Xhaka was sent off Arsenal 3-2 Swansea City Football Club
"15.10.2016 15:26:05" theguardian.com Pigs fly at the Valley as Charlton and Coventry fans stage joint protest Charlton Athletic's home game against Coventry City was briefly suspended by an unusual protest on Saturday, as small plastic pigs were thrown onto the pitch from both ends of the Valley Charlton Athletic FC's home game against Coventry City FC was briefly suspended by an unusual protest on Saturday, as small plastic pigs were thrown on to the pitch from both ends of the Valley.
"15.10.2016 13:38:58" theguardian.com Leicester's woes continue as Hazard, Costa and Moses fire Chelsea to victory The defending Premier League champions Leicester slipped to their fourth defeat of the season as Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and Victor Moses gave Chelsea a 3-0 win at Stamford Bridge Chelsea Football Club 3-0 Leicester City Football Club
"15.10.2016 09:27:06" theguardian.com Jürgen Klopp bewildered by Liverpool's festive fixture schedule Jürgen Klopp has claimed the demands of two Premier League fixtures in less than 46 hours explains why England routinely fail at international tournaments "Forty-eight hours between two games – how does this work? And then you will sit there and say 'You didn't perform too well, how did this happen' or 'Injuries. Oh', and then this Dutch guy says 'The training is not too good'. How do you prepare a team for
"14.10.2016 21:16:34" theguardian.com Cardiff edge out Bristol City to give Neil Warnock winning start Cardiff City beat Bristol City 2-1 in the EFL Championship to give new manager Neil Warnock a winning start Cardiff City Football Club 2-1 Bristol City FC
"14.10.2016 20:59:39" theguardian.com Borussia Dortmund stumble against Hertha Berlin as Aubameyang rescues point Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed a penalty before scoring an 80th-minute equaliser as an injury-hit Borussia Dortmund failed to win for the second straight game after stumbling to a 1-1 home draw against Hertha Berlin on Friday Borussia Dortmund 1-1 HERTHA BSC
"14.10.2016 19:30:01" theguardian.com The Big Interview: Gus Poyet on Sunderland, Real Betis and Tottenham The exuberant Real Betis manager has Real Madrid on his mind but still has more than enough energy to delve into Sunderland's psyche, big-up Tottenham and call for every manager to be given a minimum of five years in charge Should managers be given a minimum of five years to turn things around? Gus Poyet thinks so...
"14.10.2016 18:30:00" Ten things that would only happen on FIFA 17, via Copa90
"14.10.2016 17:00:00" Kurdistan's football team travelled to the World Cup of unrecognised countries with one aim: to win it for their people. Did their dreams end in glory? Find out in our new longform documentary:
"14.10.2016 15:29:14" theguardian.com 'Cash is king in modern football' – fans react to the 'Atlantic league' proposal We asked supporters in Scotland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Norway and Sweden for their thoughts on a proposed breakaway league Fans from across Europe give their opinions on the Atlantic league idea
"14.10.2016 14:08:00" theguardian.com Footballer Ched Evans cleared of rape in retrial Former Wales player's conviction quashed after judges let complainant's former partners give evidence about her sex life Ched Evans has been found not guilty of rape at his retrial
"14.10.2016 12:50:01" theguardian.com The Joy of Six: football managerial debuts From Danny Blanchflower to Brendan Rodgers, via some more successful bows, six managers and their noteworthy first games in charge Brendan Rodgers: Lincoln Red Imps 1-0 Celtic, 12 July 2016
"14.10.2016 12:01:07" theguardian.com Steve Bruce took Birmingham City up (and down). How will he fare at Villa? If Steve Bruce is to earn promotion at Aston Villa – a feat he achieved twice at Birmingham City and twice at Hull City – he will need to change their mentality Why Steve Bruce should be a good fit for Aston Villa
"14.10.2016 11:00:01" theguardian.com Daniel Sturridge needs to see the light at end of his tunnel vision The Liverpool and England striker is a brilliant footballer but also an individualist who undermines himself with his apparent refusal to accept football is a team game Watching Daniel Sturridge perform his one-man show against Slovenia, it was impossible not to picture his increasingly exasperated England team-mates as Alan Partridge in the car park. Dan! Dan! Dan! Over here! Look! I'm unmarked! Dan! Give me the ball!
"14.10.2016 10:15:00" theguardian.com Liverpool introduce £40,000-a-year salary cap for academy players Liverpool have placed a salary cap on their academy players, with the support of Jürgen Klopp, in an attempt to curb the excesses that can derail promising young careers Liverpool FC have introduced a £40,000-a-year salary cap for 17-year-old academy players
"14.10.2016 09:21:07" theguardian.com Neil Warnock excited at prospect of attempting record eighth promotion The 67-year-old admits being appointed Cardiff City manager, his 15th different club, is as exciting as ever and that if he ever lost that feeling he would be in trouble Neil Warnock is excited. Perhaps at 67 years old, having thought he had retired a year ago, and after taking charge of his 15th club, he should be a little more jaded. But just from the sound of his voice, you can tell the new Cardiff City manager is
"14.10.2016 08:05:22" theguardian.com Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend Cesc Fábregas may get his chance for Chelsea, Everton's attackers can trouble Manchester City and Monday night's big match at Anfield is too close to call The Premier League is back. And it starts right here
"14.10.2016 07:30:00" The Premier League is back this weekend...
"13.10.2016 22:20:00" theguardian.com Olivier Giroud backed by Arsène Wenger at Arsenal: 'I can rely on him' The France international has been restricted to just 78 minutes for Arsenal this season but his manager said: 'He has gone through some tough times and he bounces back' “I am an admirer of Olivier Giroud La Page Officielle because he has gone through some tough times and he bounces back. When his back is to the wall, he has an answer every time"
"13.10.2016 21:52:37" theguardian.com Ronald Koeman laments Republic of Ireland duty 'killing' James McCarthy Ronald Koeman said the Everton midfielder was 'massively overloaded' by two games in four days for his country having had groin surgery since last playing for his club on 23 August "Play him for 45 minutes, 60 minutes, but not 95 minutes after five to six weeks out, the second time 80 minutes! You are killing the player”
"13.10.2016 21:44:08" theguardian.com Steve Bruce says task at Aston Villa is the 'biggest challenge' of his career Gabriel Agbonlahor could enjoy a fresh start to his Aston Villa career after Steve Bruce stated he was keen to see him return to training with the first team Steve Bruce believes taking Aston Villa FC - Official back to the Premier League will be the toughest task of his career, but is prepared to welcome Gabby Agbonlahor back into the fold
"13.10.2016 19:30:00" theguardian.com Gianni Infantino unveils plans to increase World Cup to 40 or 48 teams The Fifa president, Gianni Infantino, has defended his derided World Cup expansion plan and backed the idea of more than one country co-hosting the World Cup in order to keep costs down The 2026 World Cup could feature 48 teams, seedings, play-offs and be played in more than one country
"13.10.2016 19:06:17" theguardian.com Leicester's loss of N'Golo Kanté is indisputably Chelsea's gain Leicester City lost only one of their main men last summer and on Saturday the £30m N'Golo Kanté faces his former club at Stamford Bridge Leicester City Football Club have missed the midfielder whose relentless led Steve Walsh to claim the Premier League champions “played three in midfield, Drinkwater in the middle with Kanté either side”
"13.10.2016 18:20:11" theguardian.com Gordon Strachan to remain in charge of Scotland against England in November The manager's future was questioned after his side took just one point from matches against Lithuania and Slovakia and defeat against England would leave them six points behind in Group F Gordon Strachan will remain in charge of Scotland National Team for November's match against England Football Team – but his tenure may be over if they lose at Wembley
"13.10.2016 17:44:12" theguardian.com Sport picture of the day: pitch imperfect For nearly 30 years Club Social y Deportivo Liniers, the fifth-division club based in San Justo on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, have been playing on a crooked field. The Argentinian Football Association has given the club a 15 December deadline to fix For nearly 30 years a club in Buenos Aires have been playing on a crooked field. But the Argentinian Football Association has had enough
"13.10.2016 15:33:32" theguardian.com Are you in favour of a new 'Atlantic league? With clubs in Scotland, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway and Sweden reportedly negotiating a new competition, we'd like to hear your thoughts about clubs potentially breaking away from their domestic leagues Would a league for clubs from Scotland, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway and Sweden be a good idea?
"13.10.2016 14:23:08" theguardian.com The day Serie A produced 9 goals in 8 games ... and outscored La Liga On Sunday 2 February 1969, 32 teams from two of Europe's proudest leagues played 1,440 minutes of football and produced just 17 goals between them The lowest scoring day in La Liga: 2 February 1969
The lowest scoring day in Serie A: 2 February 1969
"13.10.2016 13:45:01" theguardian.com Premier League return delights but Wayne Rooney faces only uncertainty After a gloomy international break Wayne Rooney returns to Manchester United unsure how many chances to shine he will get before England reconvene next month Phew. The international break is over and the Premier League is back
"13.10.2016 12:44:00" theguardian.com Jürgen Klopp makes José Mourinho look older than he is With Manchester United and Liverpool set to meet at Anfield on Monday, José Mourinho's approach seems stale while Jürgen Klopp sounds the voice of modernity The future v the past?
"13.10.2016 10:51:03" theguardian.com Arsène Wenger backs Gareth Southgate for permanent England role Arsène Wenger believes that Gareth Southgate is the outstanding candidate to be appointed as the next permanent manager of England “Is Southgate the outstanding candidate for the job? Yes. In England, there's always the demand for the big names – that is the difficulty. What is most important to me is the competence of the person." – Arsène Wenger
"13.10.2016 09:52:17" theguardian.com Steve Bruce shapes up to rewrite history with Aston Villa A record-breaking four promotions from the Championship will stand the former Birmingham City manager Steve Bruce in good stead for his latest managerial role Why Aston Villa will struggle to earn promotion to the Premier League this season – even with Steve Bruce in charge
"13.10.2016 08:56:23" theguardian.com Sam Allardyce losing England job was my fault, admits Scott McGarvey Football agent Scott McGarvey insists Sam Allardyce losing his job as England manager over the Daily Telegraph sting was an over-reaction by the Football Association 'I'm devastated for him. I can't think of anything worse that could have happened. He's got to feel I'm responsible because I'm the one who's brought him to the meeting but he's only come for me. I can understand if he doesn't speak to me again'
"12.10.2016 22:15:41" theguardian.com Sergio Agüero explains why Guardiola blocked Wi-Fi at Manchester City Sergio Agüero has said he believes Pep Guardiola blocked the Wi-Fi at Manchester City's training ground after the manager discovered one of his players using his phone while having a massage “It seems that one time, he entered the massage rooms and saw one of my team-mates, I don't know who it was, relaxing with his phone" – Sergio Aguero explains why he thinks Pep Guardiola cut the internet at Manchester City's training ground
"12.10.2016 21:34:09" theguardian.com Gareth Southgate's stock soars at FA over full-time England job Caretaker manager's approach to difficult circumstances has won FA support despite goalless draw in Slovenia The Football Association is increasingly open to the idea of Gareth Southgate taking the England Football Team job on a full-time basis despite the two disappointing performances so far in his brief period as caretaker manager
"12.10.2016 18:49:48" theguardian.com Six problems facing England: From lack of goals to leadership questions| Daniel Taylor and Dominic Fifield Wayne Rooney, Gareth Southgate's future, who becomes captain – England's latest World Cup qualifiers have revealed pressing issues which need addressing Wayne Rooney's role, Gareth Southgate's future, who should be captain? – Six problems facing England Football Team
"12.10.2016 18:14:39" theguardian.com Aston Villa appoint Steve Bruce as new manager Bruce took over at Villa Park after quitting Hull in the summer. 'It's a wonderful opportunity. It is one of the big clubs of this country,' he said Steve Bruce has been appointed manager of Aston Villa FC - Official despite a previous spell in charge at Birmingham City FC
"12.10.2016 17:47:19" theguardian.com The dispiriting case of how 'new' Theo Walcott disappeared for England | Dominic Fifield The forward has apparently turned a corner at Arsenal, but his contribution against Malta and Slovenia was minimal and not good enough for a player deemed a 'leader' by Gareth Southgate It was the sense of anticlimax which was so dispiriting. The buildup had been brightened by all that encouraging talk of a “new Theo Walcott”, the assessments delivered by club manager and player himself and backed up most persuasively by resurgent form
"12.10.2016 14:45:00" theguardian.com I never heard 'banter' like Trump's comments in 20 years as a footballer In the locker room, of course there's derogatory humour and insults – I got my own share of that. But nothing as nasty as what Donald Trump said "What Donald J. Trump said is in no way acceptable. It brings the image of the locker room into disrepute. You can't just say, 'that's what blokes do' – because you know what, it isn't. Even in sport – one of the most “macho” industries. And I should
"12.10.2016 13:45:01" theguardian.com Where did it all go wrong for Norway? Norway were regulars at international tournaments in the 1990s and even reached No2 in the Fifa world rankings, but now they struggle against San Marino Norway were regulars at tournaments in the 1990s and even reached No2 in the Fifa world rankings, but in their last three World Cup qualifiers they have been humiliated by Germany, beaten by Ajerbaijan and embarrassed by San Marino
"12.10.2016 13:07:45" theguardian.com Steve McClaren set to make shock return as Derby County manager Steve McClaren is on the verge of returning to Derby County as head coach only 17 months after he was sacked by the Championship club Only 17 months after he was sacked by the club in acrimonious circumstances, Steve McClaren is on the verge of returning to Derby County
"12.10.2016 12:40:01" theguardian.com Fifa president's jetsetting contrasts grimly with migrant worker's case A $5,000 legal challenge over exploitation of workers building for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar pales next to the value of private flights accepted by Fifa's president A Bangladeshi migrant worker is suing Fifa for $5,000.
The Fifa president used $150,000-worth of private jets in four days.
"12.10.2016 12:10:35" theguardian.com 10 talking points from the World Cup qualifiers Strachan's selections cause headaches for Scotland, Gameiro shows France what they've been missing, and somebody should stand up for Neymar Our big roundup of the week's international football
"12.10.2016 11:06:01" theguardian.com Gordon Strachan owes it to Scotland to step down One point from games against Lithuania and Slovakia threatens another campaign and could dissuade the likes of Michael O'Neill from the role in future Why Gordon Strachan should resign
"12.10.2016 10:15:01" theguardian.com Henderson and Dier show lack of ambition in goalless draw Jordan Henderson stayed too deep even though he had Eric Dier alongside him in midfield while Dele Alli and Daniel Sturridge failed to combine to good effect Eric Dier and Jordan Henderson showed a frustrating lack of ambition as the England Football Team were held by Slovenia
"12.10.2016 09:28:30" How it feels when your team concedes to San Marino, via Norwegian channel VGTV Sport
"12.10.2016 08:52:39" theguardian.com The Rumour Mill: Chelsea set for winter spree? Valencia looking at Javier Hernández? | Manchester United in for Fran Villalba? | Xherdan Shaqiri set to leave Stoke? Are Chelsea Football Club looking to sign … deep breath … Alessio Romagnoli, Yannick Carrasco, Felipe Anderson and Kalidou Koulibaly?
"11.10.2016 23:42:41" theguardian.com Gordon Strachan says we 'gave it our best shot' after Scotland defeat Scotland's manager Gordon Strachan refused to discuss his position after the 3-0 World Cup qualifier defeat in Slovakia "How do we speak to them on the bus going back? I can't get any more in terms of effort, I am happy with the response every time we get together”
"11.10.2016 22:44:20" theguardian.com Aston Villa prepare to announce Steve Bruce as new manager The Aston Villa owner, Tony Jiantong Xia, has said he is ready to reveal the identity of the club's new manager Aston Villa FC - Official owner Tony Jiantong Xia tweeted: “Scheduled to announce the new manager tomorrow!"
"11.10.2016 20:52:44" theguardian.com Joe Hart makes multiple saves to earn England point in Slovenia The England goalkeeper Joe Hart made several fine saves in the goalless World Cup qualifier in Slovenia to earn Gareth Southgate a point in his first away match in charge FIFA World Cup qualifying: Slovenia 0-0 England Football Team
"11.10.2016 18:11:16" theguardian.com Slovenia v England: World Cup 2018 qualifier – live! Minute-by-minute report: How will England fare in Gareth Southgate's second game in charge, with captain Wayne Rooney dropped from the team? Join Jacob Steinberg Slovenia v England Football Team – live!
"11.10.2016 17:06:40" theguardian.com Real Madrid to add €400m retractable roof to revamped Bernabéu stadium Real Madrid will be adding a retractable roof to the Santiago Bernabéu after finally reaching an agreement with the city to remodel the stadium Real Madrid C.F. fans won't have to worry about all that rain in Spain
"11.10.2016 14:34:51" If at first you don't succeed... What a goal from BFC Tur Abdin 1983 striker Amir Mohra.
"11.10.2016 13:50:48" theguardian.com Oumar Niasse: 'It's really sad. I don't think I deserve this' The striker was signed for £13.5m towards the end of Roberto Martínez's reign at Everton and is refusing to give up on his Premier League dream despite being left without a locker and training with the under-23s, he tells David Hytner Everton signed Oumar Niasse for £13.5m last year but Ronald Koeman does not want to pick him. “I'm in the dressing-room with the under-23s but I don't have a locker,” says Niasse. “I come with my bag and I just have a place that I know. I put my bag down,
"11.10.2016 12:50:41" Young people from across the UK met on Sunday for a football tournament with a difference. Frame Football is a new sport that gives people with cerebral palsy and other conditions the chance to play. The England U21s popped down to see the action – and
"11.10.2016 12:38:58" theguardian.com Georginio Wijnaldum a major doubt for Liverpool versus Manchester United Georginio Wijnaldum is expected to discover on Wednesday the full extent of the hamstring injury that has left him a major doubt for Liverpool's match against Manchester United on Monday Bad news for Liverpool FC before their match against Manchester United
"11.10.2016 11:13:25" theguardian.com What two interns learned from working at football clubs Clubs don't take on many students so it's a privilege to be there – until you fall asleep on the job or accidentally tweet from their offical account on a night out Sign out of the club's official Twitter account before a big night out...
"11.10.2016 10:33:38" theguardian.com David Squires on … Gareth Southgate and England After returning from holiday, our resident cartoonist takes a look at the current England manager and the future of the job Who should take over as the full-time England Football Team manager? David Squires has a few ideas...
"11.10.2016 09:45:00" theguardian.com Can Gerard Piqué be blamed for quitting Spain after the World Cup? Pro-Catalonia stance of Barcelona's Gerard Piqué has encouraged the internet trolls, and he has decided it is not longer worth it The things some fans have been saying to players such as Wayne Rooney, Gerard Piqué and Harry Arter are unpublishable. Do footballers deserve better from supporters?
"11.10.2016 08:45:19" theguardian.com Transfer rumours: Neymar to PSG for €222m? Arsenal looking at Llorente? | Isco off to Manchester United? | New deal for Tim Fosu-Mensah? | Manchester City after Karamoko Dembélé? €222m!
"10.10.2016 22:18:09" theguardian.com Christian Benteke scores fastest World Cup qualifying goal in Belgium win Christian Benteke struck the fastest goal in a World Cup qualifier and went on to grab a hat-trick as Belgium defeated Gibraltar 6-0 Gibraltar held on for 8.1 seconds against Belgium before Christian Benteke broke the deadlock – and took a record held by San Marino's Davide Gualtieri since 1993
"10.10.2016 22:00:00" theguardian.com Paul Pogba's goal earns France victory against key rivals Holland in Group A Manchester United's world record signing scored the only goal of the game Netherlands National Football Team 0-1 Équipe de France de Football
"10.10.2016 21:32:52" theguardian.com Wayne Rooney says he will not quit England despite being dropped Manchester United's Wayne Rooney has been left out of a competitive international for the first time but he intends to fight on “After the summer it would have been easy for me to walk away and say: 'That's it, I've had enough,' but that's not me"
"10.10.2016 21:00:00" theguardian.com Jordan Henderson's leadership at Liverpool marked him out for England Anfield skipper showed his qualities after he succeeded Steven Gerrard at his club, which made him a suitable choice as England captain Wayne Rooney and Gareth Southgate have both backed Jordan Henderson's leadership skills after the Liverpool FC midfielder was named as England Football Team captain for the game against Slovenia
"10.10.2016 20:30:00" theguardian.com Sergio Agüero keen to face Paraguay for Argentina despite injury risk Sergio Agüero will risk his fitness by playing for Argentina despite admitting he ruled himself out of several Manchester City games when previously taking a similar gamble Manchester City are having a difficult international break, with Bacary Sagna sidelined for up to three weeks and Sergio Aguero risking his fitness by playing for Argentina
"10.10.2016 19:36:36" theguardian.com England's dropping of Wayne Rooney is not courageous, it is overdue English football loved the assassin‑faced baby, Wayne Rooney, but what we are left with now is a fading pro, approaching his 31st birthday "It cannot have been easy for Gareth Southgate to break the news but Wayne Rooney's deterioration has not just been accelerating since the start of the season. There are plenty of us who have been suggesting for the past year or so that it was time to cut
"10.10.2016 18:40:25" theguardian.com Holland v France and more: World Cup 2018 qualifying – live! Rolling report: Holland host France, Euro 2016 winners Portugal visit the Faroe Islands and Roberto Martínez's Belgium face Gibraltar. Join Alan Smith for updates Netherlands National Football Team v Équipe de France de Football and more with our World Cup qualifying clockwatch
"10.10.2016 18:17:58" theguardian.com England captain Wayne Rooney dropped by Gareth Southgate Gareth Southgate says Wayne Rooney's relegation is 'in no way is it a reflection on his performance on Saturday' and confirms Jordan Henderson will wear the armband in World Cup qualifier Wayne Rooney has been dropped with Jordan Henderson set to captain England Football Team against Slovenia
"10.10.2016 16:40:40" theguardian.com World Cup qualifiers and Steve Bruce's detective fiction – Football Weekly The podders assess England's win over Malta and the rest of the international action: is this the beginning of the end for Wayne Rooney? Plus, Steve Bruce looks set for Aston Villa – but is the Championship's gain literature's loss? Listen to the latest Football Weekly podcast NOW!
"10.10.2016 15:56:49" theguardian.com Welcome to Deportivo Maldonado, where the stars never actually play In part two of our investigation into the world of agents, the Guardian reveals how Jonathan Calleri and Gerónimo Rulli moved to the Premier League from the Uruguayan club this summer – despite rumours of third-party ownership In part two of our investigation into the world of agents, the Guardian reveals how Jonathan Calleri and Gerónimo Rulli moved to the Premier League from the Uruguayan second division club this summer – despite rumours of third-party ownership
"10.10.2016 14:14:49" theguardian.com Flash win NWSL title on penalties after 124th-minute equaliser Goalkeeper Sabrina D'Angelo saves three penalties in Houston as Flash beat Washington Spirit 3-2 on penalty kicks following 2-2 draw after extra-time The WNY Flash left it very late. Very late
"10.10.2016 13:19:25" theguardian.com Leicester's Riyad Mahrez: Arsenal were interested in signing me Riyad Mahrez has admitted that Arsenal were interested in signing him in the summer but the Algeria forward did not want to force through a transfer to avoid 'conflict' with Leicester 'There was contact with Arsenal. But Leicester wanted to keep me and I was pretty expensive. I did not want to create a conflict when the offer came in. Personally, I think it is a good thing I stayed put'
"10.10.2016 12:39:32" theguardian.com Wayne Rooney set to be dropped by Southgate for England qualifier Gareth Southgate is set to drop Wayne Rooney from the England team for Tuesday's World Cup 2018 qualifer against Slovenia in Ljubljana Gareth Southgate is set to drop Wayne Rooney from the England Football Team for Tuesday's World Cup 2018 qualifier against Slovenia in Ljubljana
"10.10.2016 11:40:07" theguardian.com Dundalk's Stephen Kenny winning friends and trophies with Irish trailblazers Their Europa League heroics have caught the imagination of the nation, but their progressive manager is also closing on a domestic double and hat-trick of titles at club who nearly went out of existence when he joined them in 2012 There is a football awakening in the Republic of Ireland and it has little to do with the national team and even less with the Football Association of Ireland. Instead the flagbearers are Dundalk FC
"10.10.2016 10:48:13" theguardian.com Jackie McNamara steps down as York City manager – but stays on as caretaker Jackie McNamara has stepped down from his role as York City manager, though he will continue in a caretaker capacity until his successor is found The unconventional departure of Jackie McNamara at York City FC continues
"10.10.2016 10:16:51" theguardian.com Fifa faces legal challenge over Qatar migrant workers FNV union says football body should have demanded abolition of kafala migrant labour system ahead of 2022 World Cup The Guardian can reveal that Fifa is facing legal action in the Swiss courts over its alleged complicity in the mistreatment of migrant workers in Qatar ahead of the 2022 World Cup
"10.10.2016 09:42:41" theguardian.com Football transfer rumours: Chelsea to sign Lazio's Felipe Anderson? Séamus Coleman to Manchester United? | Soualiho Meïte in Merseyside tug of war? | Chris Powell taking over at Derby County? The Rumour Mill: all of today's football gossip …
• Chelsea Football Club to sign Felipe Anderson?
• Manchester United in for Séamus Coleman?
• Who will get the Derby County job?
"10.10.2016 09:02:24" theguardian.com Wales and their weirdly evolving football team photo formations The Wales team have a history of posing badly before matches but are they now becoming creative in the traditional pre-match snap? Business up front, party in the back?
"10.10.2016 07:28:54" theguardian.com Gerard Piqué to retire from Spain duty: 'Some don't think it's OK for me to be here' Gerard Piqué says the 2018 World Cup in Russia would be his final tournament with Spain because he feels he is not wanted in the national team Gerard Piqué: 'I always give everything I have on the field, but there are people who think it's better if I'm not here. After Russia, a stage will have ended for me'
"09.10.2016 18:32:20" theguardian.com Wales's World Cup hopes dented by Georgia's Tornike Okriashvili in draw Welsh hopes of reaching Russia in 2018 suffered a setback when they Georgia deservedly held them to a 1-1 draw at Cardiff City Stadium Wales 1-1 Georgia
"09.10.2016 15:48:15" theguardian.com Wales v Georgia: World Cup 2018 qualifier – live! Minute-by-minute report: Wales are looking to consolidate top spot in Group D against Georgia. Join Alan Smith for the latest Minute-by-minute coverage from the European Qualifiers as FA Wales take on Georgia
"09.10.2016 12:20:08" theguardian.com Steve Bruce confirms Aston Villa talks and says 'it would be a terrific job' Steve Bruce believes managing Aston Villa would be “a terrific job” and hopes to hear if he will be appointed this week Is former Birmingham City FC manager Steve Bruce set to take over at Aston Villa FC - Official?
"09.10.2016 12:05:18" theguardian.com Gareth Farrelly: 'I still think all the time that I am part of the 10% that live' The midfielder whose goal kept Everton up in 1998 talks to Alan Smith about dealing with the life-threatening illness that struck eight years ago, his chequered career and why he turned his back on football for a career in law Gareth Farrelly kept Everton Football Club up in 1998, but after a difficult career path and serious illness, he has turned to a new career as a solicitor
"09.10.2016 11:20:02" theguardian.com Galatasaray's 14-year-old Mustafa Kapi makes first-team debut in friendly Galatasaray handed 14-year-old academy player Mustafa Kapi his first-team debut in a friendly match against Levski Sofia Galatasaray gave 14-year-old Mustafa Kapi his debut in a friendly, alongside two players who began their careers before he was born
"09.10.2016 11:15:34" theguardian.com Ryan Giggs admits Swansea meeting but 'their ambitions did not match mine' Ryan Giggs has confirmed that he did meet with Swansea City to discuss the manager's job, but claimed that 'their ambitions didn't really match mine' Ryan Giggs has claimed that Swansea City Football Club gave him 'mixed messages' and the club's ambitions 'didn't really match mine' after confirming that he met with the club's owners
"09.10.2016 08:26:11" theguardian.com Said & Done: Karren Brady, Wayne Rooney, and basic witchcraft Also featuring: @Dr_TonyXia; Diego Maradona; and how racism works In this week's Said & Done: West Ham's brand values, 'incompetent clowns' at Montpellier and Diego Maradona plays peacemaker
"08.10.2016 21:44:17" theguardian.com James McArthur levels late to save Scotland's blushes against Lithuania James McArthur scored an 89th-minute equaliser to salvage a 1-1 draw for Scotland against Lithuania in their World Cup qualifier at Hampden Park Scotland National Team 1-1 Lithuania national football team
"08.10.2016 20:46:00" theguardian.com Gareth Southgate baffled by England fans' booing of Wayne Rooney Gareth Southgate offered a public defence of Wayne Rooney, praising his input and stressing the booing that the England captain was subjected to at Wembley was unhelpful Gareth Southgate offered a public defence of Wayne Rooney, praising his input over this international window and stressing the booing that his captain was subjected to from sections of the crowd at Wembley was unhelpful
"08.10.2016 20:21:03" theguardian.com England's not-quite manager Gareth Southgate survives bland audition | Barney Ronay Gareth Southgate did what he needed to do with Roberto Mancini in the crowd at what is surely the world's least intimidating 90,000 national stadium Enter, the temp-to-perm caretaker. On a subdued afternoon at Wembley, England Football Team kicked off their latest not‑quite dawn with a colourless 2-0 defeat of Malta that saw Gareth Southgate stand and fret and look convincing enough on the touchline
"08.10.2016 19:13:45" theguardian.com Five talking points from England 2-0 Malta | Dominic Fifield Five talking points from England 2-0 Malta: Wayne Rooney is a reassuring presence but is it time to consider a future without him and Jesse Lingard makes an eye-catching debut It was intriguing to see Roberto Mancini in the stands at Wembley, although apparently not as a specific guest of the Football Association
"08.10.2016 18:18:27" theguardian.com England make hard work of seeing off Malta in Gareth Southgate's first game First-half goals from Daniel Sturridge and Dele Alli secure unconvincing 2-0 win as England fail to take their chances in World Cup qualifier at Wembley England Football Team 2-0 Malta
"08.10.2016 16:49:26" theguardian.com Derby County part company with manager Nigel Pearson Nigel Pearson has left his role as manager of Derby County, the club has confirmed "As a result of the mutual termination of Nigel Pearson's employment agreement with Derby County any disciplinary process has now ceased,” reads statement.
"08.10.2016 16:48:36" theguardian.com Derby County part company with manager Nigel Pearson Nigel Pearson has left his role as manager of Derby County, the club has confirmed Nigel Pearson has left his role as Derby County manager after five months in charge
"08.10.2016 14:14:05" theguardian.com Chris Coleman urges depleted Wales to 'get the job done' against Georgia Without the injured Aaron Ramsey and Joe Allen, Wales have been told to dig deep to secure a first win over Georgia in their World Cup qualifier “The journey has never felt like me sitting in the back of a limousine sipping champagne, it has always been more like riding up a hill on a pushbike and the chain has come off”
"08.10.2016 12:08:40" theguardian.com Mario Balotelli finds new lease of life on and off the pitch at Nice With six goals from five games at his new club Mario Balotelli is back in the headlines but this time it is for all the right reasons After his career stalled at Liverpool FC and A.C. Milan, Mario Balotelli - Official has found a new lease of life at Ligue 1 table-toppers OGC Nice
"08.10.2016 10:22:03" theguardian.com Tottenham must now pass low-key tests to prove Premier League title credentials Victory over Manchester City showed Spurs can beat the best, but with Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United all breathing down their necks, they must improve their record against less fancied sides Tottenham Hotspur have showed they can beat the best, but to win the Premier League title, they will have to consistently beat the rest
"08.10.2016 09:17:27" theguardian.com Gareth Southgate tells England to play with style to excite Wembley fans Gareth Southgate has called on his England players to be brave and excite a sold-out Wembley crowd in the World Cup qualifier against Malta and has promised to start Wayne Rooney “When I played with England Football Team, we had a couple of managers who I felt allowed us to be as good as we might be. A couple, you sensed, were more worried about you making mistakes ... these guys have huge talent and huge potential, and I want
"07.10.2016 23:27:31" theguardian.com Gordon Strachan on Darren Fletcher: no tattoos, no headphones, he's an inspiration Darren Fletcher, who will win his 75th cap for Scotland against Lithuania, has been described by the Gordon Strachan, the Scotland manager, as a great lad “Darren Fletcher? There is not a tattoo on his body, he doesn't walk about with big headphones on, he hasn't got a cockatoo hairstyle and he doesn't wear outrageous shoes. He just wants to play football. He is a smashing advert for any kid"
"07.10.2016 21:32:00" theguardian.com Cristiano Ronaldo hits four in Portugal's 6-0 rout of nine-man Andorra Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in the first four minutes and added two more goals in the second half of Portugal's 6-0 victory over Andorra in World Cup qualifying Group B Seleções de Portugal 6-0 Andorra
"07.10.2016 19:13:57" theguardian.com Wayne Rooney the fall guy but England flatlining not his fault | Barney Ronay The most remarkable thing about the England captain beyond his goalscoring records is that no English footballer has ever been so widely discussed Since Wayne Rooney's first cap, 91 players have made an England Football Team debut. More than half of those never made it to 10 caps. Twenty-one never played again. Only Danny Welbeck has reached 10 goals in the past decade. In the same period Rooney has
"07.10.2016 17:53:35" theguardian.com France v Bulgaria, Greece v Cyprus: World Cup 2018 qualifying – live! Follow the goals and key match action in the World Cup qualifying matches with Paul Doyle Live coverage of Friday's FIFA World Cup qualifiers right here
"07.10.2016 16:55:32" theguardian.com York City's Jackie McNamara: will he stay or will he go? Manager gives himself public ultimatum with future at club fourth-bottom of the National League resting on positive result against Braintree Town The York City manager says he will resign if his team does not achieve a "positive result" this weekend. So, will he stay or will he go?
"07.10.2016 14:53:16" theguardian.com England expects but at least Gareth Southgate doesn't have big shoes to fill England will have a third manager in three games at Wembley on Saturday – at least the latest man in the job can hardly fare worse than his immediate predecessor Sam Allardyce England will have a third manager in three games at Wembley on Saturday – at least Gareth Southgate can hardly fare worse than Sam Allardyce
"07.10.2016 13:47:09" Enner Valencia was substitued in Ecuador's match against Chile yesterday and was apparently chased around the pitch by police officers who wanted to question him about a dispute over child maintenance payments
"07.10.2016 12:03:29" theguardian.com Pep Guardiola: 'I would not be here without Johan Cruyff. He was unique' In a rare, exclusive interview, the Manchester City manager talks about his former coach and mentor, a man who taught him to always 'want more and more' Our exclusive interview with Pep Guardiola
"07.10.2016 11:56:35" theguardian.com Jürgen Klopp: the man who made Liverpool believe again The German was appointed a year ago on Saturday and his combination of bear hugs, honesty and discipline has changed the atmosphere at the club In Jurgen Klopp's year at Liverpool FC, his team has played 61 matches, won 30 of them, drew 17 and lost 14, including two cup finals. The results have improved but a lot more has changed
"07.10.2016 11:13:01" theguardian.com Graziano Pellè sent home by Italy after refusing to shake coach's hand Italy forward Graziano Pellè has been removed from the team's squad for refusing to shake coach Gianpiero Ventura's hand after a substitution “Unfortunately, it's happened again. I've messed things up" – Graziano Pellè
"07.10.2016 09:55:01" theguardian.com Anger on streets as China's football team loses to Syria Disgruntled fans gather to demand that president of football association is sacked as hopes for a football revolution suffer a blow Chinese fans have taken to the streets in protest after their national team crashed to a shock 1-0 defeat to Syria
"07.10.2016 09:04:14" Jürgen Klopp arrived at Liverpool FC one year ago. He called himself "the normal one" but he seems to be building something special
"06.10.2016 22:27:07" theguardian.com World Cup qualifying roundup: De Rossi earns draw for Italy against Spain Italy's Daniele De Rossi scored a late penalty to earn a 1-1 draw against Spain, sparing his goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon's blushes after he had gifted the visitors the lead, while Iceland stunned Finland 3-2 Italy National Football Team 1-1 Selección Española de Fútbol (SeFutbol)
"06.10.2016 21:17:45" theguardian.com Marko Arnautovic double frustrates Wales after Joe Allen's superb opener A defensive error gifted Austria an equaliser for a 2-2 draw with Wales in 2018 World Cup qualifying as Chris Coleman's side could not contain the Stoke City striker FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifier: Austria 2-2 FA Wales
"06.10.2016 20:18:12" theguardian.com FA must wait for police to finish with evidence in Sam Allardyce case The FA will not be able to see any evidence from the Daily Telegraph's investigation into corruption until the police have finished with it, the governing body has said 'The FA awaits an update on this review at the earliest opportunity'
"06.10.2016 18:12:40" theguardian.com Italy v Spain, Austria v Wales and more: World Cup 2018 qualifiers – live! The World Cup qualifiers resume around Europe. Follow all of the day's action with Rob Smyth Italy National Football Team, FA Wales, FAIreland, Selección Española de Fútbol (SeFutbol) all feature in our live updates from Thursday's 2018 World Cup qualifiers
"06.10.2016 15:57:32" theguardian.com Golden Goal: Gary McAllister for Liverpool v Everton in 2001 The Scot's arrival at Anfield raised eyebrows but following a stunning winner in the Merseyside derby he was well on his way to becoming a club legend “On away trips I timed my run to the bus so I could sit next to McAllister, absorbing advice” – Steven Gerrard on Gary McAllister
"06.10.2016 12:55:46" theguardian.com Great goalkeeping gaffes from the 1980s Marc-André ter Stegen and David de Gea made errors last weekend as Barcelona and Manchester United dropped points, but dodgy keeping is nothing new Featuring John Lukic, Pat Jennings and Bruce Grobbelaar
"06.10.2016 11:36:45" theguardian.com The wonderful football freestyling world of Indi Cowie The 22-year-old from Boca Raton is one of the world's top women in freestyle soccer. Luis Miguel Echegaray meets her – and watches open-mouthed “I would hear things like: 'You can't play in a guy's team, you're a girl, you can't keep up with the speed of the play,' and I would say to myself: 'Well, I have to play now, I have to show them that I can do it.' That would always be my motivation” –
"06.10.2016 11:11:59" theguardian.com Golden Goal: Gary McAllister for Liverpool v Everton (2001) The Scot's arrival at Anfield raised eyebrows but following a stunning winner in the Merseyside derby he was well on his way to becoming a club legend 'Gary cost nothing and within a season had became a Liverpool legend. It's hard to think of another player making such an impact in such a short space of time'
"06.10.2016 09:50:00" theguardian.com Quiz: which England managers gave these quotes? Nineteen brave men (including five caretakers) have taken on the impossible job of managing the England team. They have not always talked a lot of sense "I don't know what I'm doing here"
"06.10.2016 08:55:54" theguardian.com 10 things to look out for in the World Cup qualifiers Gareth Southgate should have taken radical action over England captaincy, Hal Robson-Kanu may be needed by Wales and how long can Didier Deschamps do without Karim Benzema? Our big preview to the weekend's international football
"05.10.2016 22:29:03" theguardian.com Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: 'Being dropped by England was kick up backside' Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain said his recall made him realise how special it was being in the England squad and he was determined to make up for lost time Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on how being back in the England Football Team set-up "makes me realise how special it is"
"05.10.2016 22:16:37" theguardian.com Premier League clubs working to help more disabled people get into sport Premier League teams are doing more to re-connect with their communities, especially encouraging the disabled, after being stung by criticism in the wake of the latest television deal Owen Gibson on the event at the London Stadium designed to unveil a new partnership between BT Sport and the Premier League that will ensure that every club has a dedicated disability officer
"05.10.2016 22:10:55" theguardian.com Chris Coleman accepts Wales are a prized scalp after taking seat at top table Chris Coleman, the Wales manager, says mentality will be key as his side face an Austria side in World Cup qualifying who performed poorly at Euro 2016, having impressed during qualification The FA Wales manager, Chris Coleman, gave an insight into how much his own life has been turned on its head as he recalled last month's Uefa national team coaches' conference in Paris and laughed about the fact he no longer needs to wear a name badge
"05.10.2016 20:41:40" theguardian.com Chris Coleman rejects Austrian talk Wales were lucky at Euro 2016 Chris Coleman dismissed the Austria coach Marcel Koller's suggestion that Wales were lucky at Euro 2016, pointing out that achieving a semi-final place was down to quality Chris Coleman on Austria's suggestions that FA Wales were lucky at Euro 2016: “You can get lucky over 90 minutes sometimes but you don't achieve [a semi-final] by being lucky. We had a little bit of luck here and there, we had bad luck. But the reason for
"05.10.2016 20:15:57" theguardian.com Infantino's 48-team World Cup plan would be funny if it was not so serious Gianni Infantino is taking a leaf straight out of Sepp Blatter's book with his proposal to expand the World Cup and the way that he is going about it Owen Gibson: "Not for the first time when it comes to global football's discredited overlords, the closing lines of Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who come to mind. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss."
"05.10.2016 18:53:40" theguardian.com John Stones backs Gareth Southgate for England and praises ruthlessness Gareth Southgate has the required ruthless streak to be England's next permanent manager, according to Manchester City's John Stones John Stones says of Gareth Southgate and the England Football Team managerial position: "I can't see why he couldn't take on the role."
"05.10.2016 16:55:00" theguardian.com West Ham's stadium move a success, says Karren Brady West Ham's vice-chair Karren Brady has defended their move to the London Stadium, insisting the shift from Upton Park had been a success and was a 'real opportunity to change the brand values of the club' West Ham are making a movie called Iron Men about their move to the London Stadium
"05.10.2016 16:02:21" theguardian.com Joey Barton charged with placing 44 bets on matches The Scottish Football Association allege that the wagers were placed between 1 July and 15 September Joey Barton has been charged with placing 44 bets on football matches
"05.10.2016 14:41:22" theguardian.com Oliver Burke: 'England tried a cheeky one but no way! I love playing for Scotland' The 19-year-old winger, who wouldn't dream of playing for England, tells Nick Ames why his decision to leave Nottingham Forest for RB Leipzig is a lesson for teenage talent hoarding Premier League clubs “You only can only look at your Chelseas and see the amount of talent they have but they're all out on loan. You don't feel wanted by a club when you sign for them and all of a sudden you're there for two training sessions and they've just bought someone
"05.10.2016 12:45:01" theguardian.com Bradford keeper substituted after three minutes in Checkatrade Trophy The Bradford keeper Colin Doyle was substituted after three minutes against Bury as club got round the rules laid down for the re-formatted Football League competition “I thought he had a poor 45 seconds,” said Bradford's assistant manager after their goalkeeper was substituted three minutes into the Checkatrade Trophy game in a direct snub to the re-formatted tournament
"05.10.2016 11:55:00" theguardian.com Liverpool fans to consult Hillsborough families over safe standing Liverpool supporters' union Spirit of Shankly is to consult the club's fans and Hillsborough families over the possible introduction of standing sections at Premier League grounds The Liverpool FC fans union Spirit of Shankly is to talk with Hillsborough families over the possible introduction of standing sections at Premier League grounds
"05.10.2016 11:05:59" theguardian.com The best goals of the week: Cavani, Altidore and Balotelli Featuring a sumptuous chip in Sheffield, a smashing shot in Cincinnati, a slick turn in Stockholm, a solo effort in Rotherham and a subtle flick in Paris Chips, backheels, piledrivers and some fine finishing...
"05.10.2016 10:33:50" theguardian.com What is the fastest a team has been reduced to nine players? Plus: kiss-of-death clubs for shirt sponsors, goalkeeper bookings and when Raith Rovers were shipwrecked Twelve minutes, two red cards
"05.10.2016 09:16:27" theguardian.com Next Generation 2016: 60 of the best young talents in world football From the 'Danish Marco van Basten' to the 'Bosnian Luis Suárez', and from the 'Ghanian Luka Modric' to established first-teamers such as Milan's goalkeeping wonderkid Gianluigi Donnarumma, the Guardian has identified some of the best young players born in From the 'Danish Marco van Basten' to the 'Bosnian Luis Suárez', and from the 'Ghanaian Luka Modric' to established first-teamers such as Milan's goalkeeping wonderkid Gianluigi Donnarumma, the Guardian has identified some of the best young players born
"05.10.2016 08:48:45" theguardian.com Cardiff City appoint Neil Warnock as new manager Kevin Blackwell and Ronnie Jepson join as assistant manager and first-team coach after Paul Trollope was sacked on Tuesday following a poor start to the Championship season Neil Warnock is the new Cardiff City Football Club manager
"05.10.2016 08:24:44" theguardian.com The Rumour Mill: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Real Madrid? Lazio's Stefan de Vrij to Chelsea? | Arsenal eyeing Hoffenheim defender Niklas Süle? | Brazil's Lucas Lima to Crystal Palace? All of today's football transfer gossip, including …
• Aubameyang Pierre-Emerick to Real Madrid C.F.?
• Arsenal in for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim defender?
"04.10.2016 22:47:50" theguardian.com Czech players who said female referee 'belonged in kitchen' told to train with women's team Sparta Prague have sent two players to train with the women's team after they told a female assistant referee to stay in the kitchen AC Sparta Praha have sent two players to train with the women's team after they told a female assistant referee to stay in the kitchen
"04.10.2016 22:15:49" theguardian.com Wayne Rooney says Sam Allardyce left him 'battered' with carte blanche remark Wayne Rooney has accused Sam Allardyce of allowing him to be 'battered' and being responsible for what the England captain considers some of the more unjust criticism he can remember during his 13 years with the national team Wayne Rooney has accused Sam Allardyce of allowing him to be 'battered' and being responsible for what the England Football Team captain considers some of the more unjust criticism he can remember during his 13 years with the national team
"04.10.2016 19:38:34" theguardian.com Former Liverpool defender Rigobert Song out of coma after suffering stroke The former Liverpool, West Ham United and Cameroon defender Rigobert Song is to fly to France for more treatment after coming out of a coma Rigobert Song, the former Liverpool FC, West Ham United and Cameroon defender, is set to fly to France for more treatment after coming out of a coma
"04.10.2016 16:56:44" Goa goalie gaffe gifts goal Watch as Goa's goalkeeper gifts NorthEast United FC a goal in the ISL- Indian Super League
"04.10.2016 16:35:02" "It's a shame and I'm sure he deeply regrets it" – Wayne Rooney on Sam Allardyce
"04.10.2016 15:49:42" theguardian.com World Cup could expand to 48 teams, says Fifa's Gianni Infantino Not content with expanding the World Cup to 40 teams, the Fifa president, Gianni Infantino, has suggested going even further and opening up the competition to 48 countries from 2026 Would you like to see 48 teams at the FIFA World Cup?
"04.10.2016 14:37:27" theguardian.com Cardiff City sack manager Paul Trollope The Welsh club are next to bottom of the Championship table after their latest defeat to Burton Albion on Saturday Paul Trollope was in charge for just 12 matches
"04.10.2016 12:45:00" theguardian.com What if England players were picked on form? Jordan Pickford, Curtis Davies, Jason Puncheon and Troy Deeney would be given England debuts if players were picked on their performances this season Jordan Pickford, Curtis Davies, Jason Puncheon and Troy Deeney would be in line for debuts if players were picked on their performances this season
"04.10.2016 12:00:00" theguardian.com Aston Villa want David Wagner to become club's new manager Aston Villa will turn to Steve Bruce if they are unable to persuade the Huddersfield manager, David Wagner, to become their new manager after sacking Roberto Di Matteo Aston Villa will turn to Steve Bruce if they are unable to persuade David Wagner, the Huddersfield manager, that he should give up the team he has taken to the top of the Championship
"04.10.2016 11:15:00" theguardian.com Next Generation 2016: 20 of the best talents at Premier League clubs The Guardian has identified some of the best young talents at the Premier League clubs, identifying one player from each club born between 1 September 1999 and 31 August 2000, an age band also known as first-year scholars. We will then follow their The best young players at the 20 Premier League clubs
"04.10.2016 10:15:00" theguardian.com Gareth Southgate steps forward as England's reluctant redeemer The interim manager shows political savvy and old-fashioned values, but he remains wary of progressing beyond his England caretaker role "At times you have to step forward and take a risk. You have to put yourself in that situation” – Gareth Southgate, England Football Team manager
"04.10.2016 09:13:00" theguardian.com David Squires on the TV blackout during the 1985-86 season David Squires is currently enjoying a well-earned holiday but before departing he took a trip or two down memory lane. Here he has a look back at the TV blackout at the start of the 1985-86 season You think armchair football fans have it tough now? Well imagine the despair people felt in 1985 when there was no live football on TV in the UK for the frst four months of the season
"04.10.2016 07:46:27" theguardian.com Football transfer rumours: is Chelsea's Michy Batshuayi Marseille-bound again? Is Antonio Conte looking at Joe Hart? Matteo Darmian to Internazionale? Benfica's Álex Grimaldo to Manchester United? Is Michi Batshuayi heading back to Marseille on loan? Today's Rumour Mill
"04.10.2016 07:18:25" theguardian.com Aston Villa want David Wagner to become club's new manager Aston Villa will turn to Steve Bruce if they are unable to persuade the Huddersfield manager, David Wagner, to become their new manager after sacking Roberto Di Matteo Aston Villa FC - Official will turn to Steve Bruce if they are unable to persuade David Wagner, the Huddersfield Town manager, that he should give up the team he has taken to top of the Championship to try to rescue one of England's bigger, and more
"03.10.2016 15:48:40" theguardian.com Southgate: retaining Rooney as England captain was simple choice England interim manager Gareth Southgate had no doubts about retaining Wayne Rooney as captain, hailing the striker as the “outstanding leader of the group” “The decision to make him captain is quite simple”
"03.10.2016 14:54:09" theguardian.com La Liga continues to confound Luis Enrique's fears were realised at Celta Vigo as Barcelona were beaten 4-3, failing to take advantage of another Real Madrid draw, enabling Atlético to go top What a weekend in La Liga: FC Barcelona lost, Real Madrid C.F. could only draw against Eibar and Atlético de Madrid went top
"03.10.2016 13:45:00" The five best goals from the Premier League this weekend, via Copa90
1. Payet Dimitri
2. Romelu Lukaku
4. Anthony Martial
5. Joshua King
"03.10.2016 13:22:00" Wayne Rooney hasn't been starting for Manchester United but Gareth Southgate says the decision to keep him as the England captain was "quite simple"
"03.10.2016 12:40:28" theguardian.com How has José Mourinho fared at Manchester United so far? The style of football has improved and Zlatan Ibrahimovic has made an impact but not every signing has been a success and United are aiming higher than sixth Manchester United are sixth with 13 points. A year ago they were second with 16 points
"03.10.2016 12:40:00" theguardian.com Howard Gayle: how I survived as Liverpool's first black player In an exclusive extract from his new book, 61 Minutes In Munich, the former forward outlines the problems he suffered being a trailblazer at his boyhood club "I get asked the same question regularly: 'What was the secret of Liverpool FC's success?' Underlying everything was the culture of one-upmanship. If a player could not deal with the mental challenges posed by the characters at , he would fail and end up
"03.10.2016 11:44:00" theguardian.com Swansea City appoint Bob Bradley as manager Swansea City have sacked manager Francesco Guidolin and replaced him with the former USA head coach Bob Bradley Swansea have sacked Francesco Guidolin and hired Bob Bradley
"03.10.2016 10:57:00" Is Juan Mata the nicest guy in football?
"03.10.2016 10:16:06" theguardian.com Why are so many fans protesting against club owners? Antagonism between supporters and club owners has become the new normal up and down the country – and there is no end in sight for many frustrated fans "This decline is the result of a toxic mixture of arrogance, incompetence and stubbornness" – A Charlton Athletic FC fan sums up the situation at his club
"03.10.2016 09:00:25" theguardian.com Rigobert Song fighting for life after stroke Former Liverpool, West Ham United and Cameroon defender Rigobert Song is reportedly fighting for his life after being rushed to hospital in Yaounde Rigobert Song, the former Liverpool, West Ham and Cameroon defender, has been rushed to hospital in Yaounde
"03.10.2016 08:19:15" theguardian.com Aston Villa confirm sacking of Roberto Di Matteo after 12 games Aston Villa have parted company with manager Roberto Di Matteo after just 12 matches in charge Aston Villa FC - Official have sacked another manager
"03.10.2016 08:01:00" www.theguardian.com Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend's action Barkley flatters to deceive again, Bravo gives City the wobbles, Swansea's failings in front of goal could condemn them and Chelsea's switch to a back three pays off Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend's action
"02.10.2016 23:24:46" theguardian.com Arsenal fortune not fluency earns Arsène Wenger gift on 20th anniversary Shkodran Mustafi revelled in a bruising battle with Sam Vokes but the last-minute goal off an arm was an accurate reflection of Arsenal as an attacking threat against Burnley Shkodran Mustafi revelled in a bruising battle with Sam Vokes but last-minute goal off an arm was a fair reflection of Arsenal's attacking threat against Burnley Football Cluby
"02.10.2016 22:07:26" theguardian.com Barcelona beaten 4-3 by Celta Vigo as Atlético Madrid go top of La Liga La Liga champions Barcelona were stunned by a rampant Celta Vigo attack as they lost 4-3 in a chaotic encounter on Sunday FC Barcelona lose 4-3 at Celta de Vigo and drop to fourth in LaLiga as Real Madrid C.F. can only draw and Atlético de Madrid go top.
"02.10.2016 21:02:24" theguardian.com Aston Villa to sack Roberto Di Matteo as Tony Jiantong Xia loses patience Roberto Di Matteo will be sacked as Aston Villa manager after Tony Jiantong Xia, the club's owner, accepted that there is little option but to make a change after such a disappointing start to the season Roberto Di Matteo will be sacked as Aston Villa FC - Official manager after Tony Jiantong Xia, the club's owner, accepted that there is little option but to make a change.
"02.10.2016 20:35:58" theguardian.com Gareth Southgate recalls Glen Johnson for England and picks Marcus Rashford Gareth Southgate resisted any temptation to recall Jack Wilshere and Ross Barkley for England's forthcoming World Cup qualifiers but has selected Glen Johnson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Marcus Rashford Gareth Southgate has resisted any temptation to recall Jack Wilshere and Ross Barkley in his first England Football Team squad but brought back Glen Johnson for the first time since the World Cup two years ago.
"02.10.2016 18:20:56" theguardian.com Laurent Koscielny's debatable Arsenal winner breaks Burnley at the last Laurent Koscielny bundled in an injury-time winner with his hand to give Arsenal a 1-0 win over a spirited Burnley side and send Arsène Wenger's steam third Burnley Football Club 0-1 Arsenal
"02.10.2016 15:47:38" theguardian.com Dele Alli leads vibrant Tottenham to inflict first loss on Manchester City Early own goal by Aleksandar Kolarov and composed effort from Dele Alli condemned Manchester City to their first defeat under Pep Guardiola, 2-0 to rampant Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Manchester City
"02.10.2016 15:46:18" theguardian.com Southampton rue missed chances in stalemate at Leicester Southampton had the better chances against champions Leicester in a 0-0 draw in the Premier League clash at the King Power Stadium Leicester City Football Club 0-0 Southampton FC
"02.10.2016 15:19:59" theguardian.com Joe Allen taps in to earn Stoke late draw at Manchester United Stoke's Joe Allen tapped in with eight minutes left to secure a 1-1 draw after Manchester United's Anthony Martial had scored his first goal of the season Manchester United FC 1-1 Stoke City Football Club
"02.10.2016 12:57:03" Vannes OC goalkeeper Jean-François Bedenik makes unlikely triple save
"02.10.2016 07:00:00" theguardian.com Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City: match preview Man City's flawless record was broken in the 3-3 Champions League draw at Celtic on Tuesday but there is little doubt their reputation as the Premier League's team to beat precedes them against Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City preview
"01.10.2016 20:56:56" theguardian.com West Ham's night out helped team end losing streak, says James Collins A much-publicised players' night out helped to galvanise West Ham after a terrible start to the Premier League season, defender James Collins said "If it was last year and we were seen out nothing would have been said. Sometimes a night like that when we are all sat around the table with people chatting about different ideas it is as good as a training session."
"01.10.2016 20:38:19" theguardian.com Jack Wilshere fails England audition as Bournemouth draw at Watford Equalisers from Troy Deeney and Isaac Success gave Watford a 2-2 draw at home to Bournemouth, who had led through Callum Wilson and Joshua King Watford FC 2-2 AFC Bournemouth
"01.10.2016 20:15:10" theguardian.com 'Very angry' Jürgen Klopp says Liverpool's first half 'made no sense' The Liverpool manager was unhappy with his team's opening 45 minutes despite the 2-1 win at Swansea. 'We were not ready for this game ... the body language was not good,' he said "Liverpool FC were not ready for this game. It's my responsibility that we're ready for games and today I saw that we weren't. The body language was not good, the build-up was too static. Swansea did well, that's important to say, but we were too static.
"01.10.2016 19:44:09" theguardian.com FA should look at credentials not passports for new England manager | Daniel Taylor Some will be unhappy but who is enthused by the English candidates to succeed Sam Allardyce? In an ideal world the FA would take its pick from the various English candidates. The point, though, is that the FA should not be handcuffed to such an arrangement. “We want someone who has an understanding of English football,” Greg Clarke, the chairman,
"01.10.2016 18:54:23" theguardian.com Football League your thoughts: Tammy Abraham strikes again for Bristol City Huddersfield stay top, Brighton have another happy awayday, a memorable afternoon for Cambridge's Will Norris and the 1000th EFL goal of the season On-loan Chelsea Football Club striker Tammy Abraham scored his 11th goal in 13 matches for Bristol City FC
"01.10.2016 18:25:01" theguardian.com Sunderland's Patrick van Aanholt grabs late equaliser to deny West Brom win Sunderland are still seeking a first Premier League win of the season but Patrick van Aanholt's 83rd-minute equaliser earned them a 1-1 draw at home to West Brom Sunderland AFC 1-1 West Bromwich Albion
"01.10.2016 17:54:44" theguardian.com Dimitri Payet magic earns West Ham a point against Middlesbrough West Ham's French winger rescued a 1-1 draw after they had fallen behind to Cristhian Stuani's goal for Middlesbrough West Ham United 1-1 Middlesbrough FC
"01.10.2016 16:58:33" theguardian.com Roberto Di Matteo under increasing pressure after latest Villa defeat Villa manager's future in doubt after his struggling side produce woeful first-half performance and miss late penalty in losing 2-0 to Preston North End Preston North End Football Club 2-0 Aston Villa FC - Official
"01.10.2016 16:36:20" theguardian.com Chelsea get back on track as Willian and Diego Costa seal routine win at Hull Goals from Willian and Diego Costa gave Chelsea their first Premier League win since August as they beat Hull City 2-0 away from home Hull City 0-2 Chelsea Football Club
"01.10.2016 14:59:00" theguardian.com Idrissa Sylla earns late derby win for QPR as Fulham miss two penalties QPR won a dramatic west London derby through Idrissa Sylla's 87th-minute winner as Tom Cairney and Sone Aluko both missed penalties for Fulham Fulham FC Official 1-2 QPR FC
"01.10.2016 14:00:00" theguardian.com Liverpool's James Milner spot-on again to sink Swansea City Seven days after scoring two Liverpool penalties at home to Hull, James Milner sealed a 2-1 win from 12 yards after Roberto Firmino equalised Leroy Fer's opener for Swansea City Swansea City Football Club 1-2 Liverpool FC
"01.10.2016 13:28:00" theguardian.com Celtic captain Scott Brown strikes to secure win over Dundee The Celtic captain Scott Brown scored the only goal of the game as Brendan Rodgers's side maintained their unbeaten start to life in the Scottish Premiership with a 1-0 win at Dundee Dundee F.C. 0-1 Celtic FC
"01.10.2016 12:53:41" theguardian.com Burnley v Arsenal: match preview Arsenal arrive at Turf Moor to face a team they have not lost to in 42 years having won six of their past seven but Burnley won comfortably in their last game, against Watford on Monday Burnley Football Club v Arsenal: our rundown of the Premier League match
"01.10.2016 11:58:38" theguardian.com Manchester United v Stoke City: match preview After three defeats in a row for Manchester United, three wins on the bounce have followed and they should make it four against Mark Hughes's struggling Stoke City Manchester United v Stoke City Football Club: previewing Sunday's early Premier League game
"01.10.2016 11:16:50" theguardian.com West Ham United v Middlesbrough: match preview Having lost three of their past four matches at home and five out of six in total, West Ham need a win against Middlesbrough in order to ease the growing sense of anxiety in their new ground West Ham United v Middlesbrough FC: match preview
"01.10.2016 10:15:47" theguardian.com Hull City v Chelsea: match preview Much has changed since the last time these sides met 18 months ago when José Mourinho's Chelsea won 3-2 on Humberside on their march towards the title Our Hull City v Chelsea Football Club match preview
"01.10.2016 09:40:09" theguardian.com Tottenham and NFL confident London link-up will provide mutual benefits Spurs' 10-year deal to host NFL games at their new stadium could mean a London-based NFL franchise sooner than we think – and in return, Tottenham want increased exposure in America Tottenham Hotspur's 10-year deal to host NFL games at their new stadium could mean a London-based franchise sooner than we think – and in return, Spurs want increased exposure in the USA
"01.10.2016 08:52:36" theguardian.com Swansea City v Liverpool: match preview Swansea performed well in defeat to Manchester City but Francesco Guidolin is living on borrowed time and Liverpool have been excellent in recent outings Our Swansea City Football Club v Liverpool FC match preview
"30.09.2016 23:33:07" theguardian.com Jürgen Klopp urges Liverpool to make most of European absence this season Jürgen Klopp has said Liverpool must capitalise on their European exile this season to grow as a team and sustain the optimism surrounding the club Jürgen Klopp has said Liverpool FC must capitalise on their European exile this season to grow as a team and sustain the optimism surrounding the Anfield club.
"30.09.2016 22:32:06" theguardian.com Arsène Wenger has 'perfect criteria' for England, says FA chief executive Martin Glenn has said that successful international managers 'tend to be older' while claiming the behaviour of former England manager Sam Allardyce 'could not have been predicted' Arsène Wenger is one of a handful of managers with the “perfect” criteria to become the next England Football Team manager in the wake of Sam Allardyce's ill-starred tenure, according to the Football Association chief executive, Martin Glenn.
"30.09.2016 22:05:01" theguardian.com Mauricio Pochettino to face Guardiola as an equal in a rivalry born in Barcelona As a player and a manager of Espanyol, the Argentinian always felt like the underdog against Barça's golden boy. Now it looks like a level playing field It is not difficult to detect professional tension between Pochettino, the fighting Argentinian, and Guardiola, the gilded son of Catalonia. The playing field feels more level than when they met in Spain. Pochettino is determined to make a statement.
"30.09.2016 21:05:19" theguardian.com Crystal Palace's Christian Benteke heads home to earn draw with Everton Christian Benteke headed home in the second half for Crystal Palace to cancel out Romelu Lukaku's free-kick and Everton had to be content with a 1-1 draw Everton Football Club 1-1 Crystal Palace Football Club
"30.09.2016 18:00:00" theguardian.com Antonio Conte says he has no magic wand to solve team's problems Antonio Conte has stressed he cannot wave “a magic wand” to solve the defensive issues which have undermined Chelsea's progress this season Antonio Conte met the Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, three times at their training base this week
"30.09.2016 17:07:42" Battle of the banners, via Copa90
"30.09.2016 15:22:56" theguardian.com Ahmed Musa: I want to give something to people back home in Nigeria Leicester City's Nigerian forward is keeping his feet on the ground as he waits to make his mark in the Premier League, he tells Stuart James In this interview Leicester City's new forward Ahmed Musa reveals he is a very nice man and that his idol is Nwankwo Kanu, so expect him to continue playing into his mid-50s
"30.09.2016 14:20:59" theguardian.com Pep Guardiola is full of praise for Mauricio Pochettino Pep Guardiola has lauded Mauricio Pochettino as one of world's best managers as he prepares Manchester City, the leaders, to take on second-placed Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on Sunday "He's one of the best managers in the world. I enjoy watching Tottenham Hotspur” – Pep Guardiola on Mauricio Pochettino
"30.09.2016 13:29:37" theguardian.com How Chris Sutton became the king of angry pundits BT Sport's former Blackburn Rovers striker is continuing in a rich tradition of television miserablism pioneered by Alan Hansen and Jimmy Hill Hail the sofa curmudgeon. Abject. Desperate. Hapless. Woeful. Yes. Yes, more. More of this.
"30.09.2016 11:29:03" The celebrations that didn't make it into EA SPORTS FIFA 17
"30.09.2016 10:50:15" theguardian.com Arsène Wenger leaves door open to England approach 'one day' Arsène Wenger has admitted he could be tempted by the prospect of managing England 'one day' "If I am free one day, why not"
"30.09.2016 09:04:12" Your video preview to the weekend's Premier League football
Everton Football Club v Crystal Palace Football Club
Swansea City Football Club v Liverpool FC
Hull v Chelsea Football Club
Sunderland AFC v West Bromwich Albion
Watford FC v AFC
"30.09.2016 08:38:49" theguardian.com José Mourinho rebukes backroom staff before Manchester United victory José Mourinho has admitted he rebuked members of his backroom staff during Manchester United's Europa League tie with Zorya Luhansk on Thursday after confusion over his team's organisation at set-pieces José Mourinho has admitted he rebuked members of his backroom staff during Manchester United's Europa League tie with Zorya Luhansk after confusion over his team's organisation at set-pieces
"30.09.2016 08:06:57" theguardian.com Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend First meets second as Manchester City visit Spurs, Theo Walcott looks to continue his hot streak and will this be the last we see of Francesco Guidolin? The Premier League weekend starts here
"30.09.2016 01:24:16" theguardian.com FA red-faced as England players receive Sam Allardyce postcards Postcards were sent out from Sam Allardyce to his England players on the day he lost his job as manager and the headline read: 'The journey has begun' “Well done! Our journey has begun with our first win together. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Sam Allardyce”
"29.09.2016 23:44:46" theguardian.com Europa League round-up: Dundalk beat Maccabi 1-0 to keep their dream alive Ciaran Kilduff scored the only goal as Dundalk show their mettle in beating Maccabi Tel-Aviv in Europa League Dundalk FC become first Irish club to win in a European group stage after Ciaran Kilduff scored the winner in a 1-0 win over Maccabi Tel Aviv FC - מועדון הכדורגל מכבי ת"א
"29.09.2016 22:26:25" theguardian.com Football Association will speak to police as part of its corruption investigation The Football Association has been made to wait for the Daily Telegraph's evidence of football corruption as Chris Coleman called for a life ban for any wrongdoers "We have requested full and unfettered disclosure of all available material from the Daily Telegraph. This is yet to be provided. The FA wants to be in a position to investigate these matters fully at the earliest opportunity and to this end the FA will
"29.09.2016 21:01:12" theguardian.com Zlatan Ibrahimovic gives Manchester United the edge over Zorya Luhansk Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a second-half winner to give Manchester United a 1-0 win over Zorya Luhansk Full-time: Manchester United 1-0 FC Zorya Luhansk
"29.09.2016 19:04:00" theguardian.com Manchester United v Zorya Luhansk: Europa League – live! Minute-by-minute report: Can Manchester United bounce back from defeat to Feyenoord when they host the Ukrainian outsiders? Join Paul Doyle UEFA Europa League: Manchester United v FC Zorya Luhansk – live!
"29.09.2016 17:02:15" theguardian.com Hapoel Beer-Sheva v Southampton: Europa League – live! Can Southampton continue their fine recent form when they travel to Israel for their second Group K match? Find out with Jacob Steinberg Hapoel Beer Sheva FC v Southampton FC – live!
"29.09.2016 16:23:40" theguardian.com Klopp warns Liverpool squad after Sakho outburst on Snapchat The manager spoke to the defender after the player vented his frustration at 'lies' over his absence from matches this season Jürgen Klopp has given his Liverpool FC players a warning
"29.09.2016 14:12:02" theguardian.com Nicolas Anelka tells Sam Allardyce: 'We all make mistakes. We still love you' The ex-French international, who played for the former England manager at Bolton, declared his support on Facebook "So sorry for this story big sam! U were the right man for England and I still believe u are! We all do mistakes. Thanks for everything" – Nicolas Anelka
"29.09.2016 13:00:31" theguardian.com Chris Coleman demands life bans for those found guilty of corruption The Welsh manager said Sam Allardyce will be devastated by the loss of the England job “If there is evidence against someone and they are found guilty, then get rid of them from the game"
"29.09.2016 12:00:00" theguardian.com Hasselbaink denies wrongdoing after £55,000 fee allegation QPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was allegedly filmed asking for 'a nice figure' from a fake far eastern firm seeking to sell players to the west London club "They offered me a fee to make a speech in Singapore. I do not see anything unusual in being offered to be paid to make a speech. I did not make any promises in return" – Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
"29.09.2016 10:43:47" theguardian.com How an obsession with Football Manager could earn you a career in the game Matt Neil started compiling reports for the Football Manager game at the age of 15. After progressing from Truro City to Plymouth Argyle, his work was noticed by the League Two club and he was given a job as one of their football analysts Obsessed with Football Manager? You could be working for a club soon...
"29.09.2016 10:04:00" theguardian.com Zorya Luhansk excel in exile to earn trip to Manchester United Displaced Ukrainian club are delighted to be heading for their Group A game at Old Trafford, a fixture they had scarcely imagined was possible How Zorya Lugansk ended up playing Manchester United
"29.09.2016 09:11:17" The animations that didn't make it into Fifa 17
"28.09.2016 22:47:02" theguardian.com Dwight Gayle scores hat-trick as Newcastle stun Norwich with stoppage-time double Two goals deep into injury time took Newcastle to a thrilling 4-3 win over Norwich City Newcastle United 4-3 Norwich City FC
"28.09.2016 20:55:38" theguardian.com Celtic and Manchester City share points in Champions League thriller Moussa Dembélé scored twice for Celtic and Raheem Sterling scored at either end as Celtic and Manchester City drew 3-3 in an entertaining Champions League game Celtic FC 3-3 Manchester City
"28.09.2016 20:47:53" theguardian.com Theo Walcott on the double in comfortable Arsenal win against Basel Arsenal forward Theo Walcott scored both goals in the first half for a 2-0 win against Basel and ensure a second group game win of the season Arsenal 2-0 FC Basel 1893
"28.09.2016 17:00:00" Five things longer than Sam Allardyce's time in charge of England
"28.09.2016 16:00:00" How they definitely didn't make Fifa 17 With EA SPORTS gearing up to release Fifa 17, we figured we'd try out our own motion-capture animations, celebrations and cut-scenes. Unfortunately none of our submissions were used in the final version
"28.09.2016 15:25:00" theguardian.com West Ham investigate Carroll and Randolph over drinking claims West Ham's Andy Carroll and Darren Randolph are being investigated by the club after pictures of the pair surfaced on social media, allegedly drunk on Tuesday afternoon West Ham United are investigating claims the striker Andy Carroll and goalkeeper Darren Randolph were drunk on Tuesday afternoon following a club-sanctioned night out on Monday
"28.09.2016 14:35:54" theguardian.com Football quiz: England managers Who led England in 139 matches, who covered Elvis to celebrate the national team and which boss was so drained by the job that he quit in a toilet cubicle? Who led the England Football Team in 139 matches, who covered Elvis and which boss was so drained by the job that he quit in a toilet cubicle?
"28.09.2016 13:15:00" theguardian.com Leicester are passing their Champions League audition with flying colours Claudio Ranieri's side may be fitful in the Premier League but the formula that brought them success last season might work again in Europe's premier competition Leicester City are the first English club to win their first two games in the Champions League
"28.09.2016 12:15:00" theguardian.com How one club's European dream ended in tragedy 45 years ago today The night before Chemie Halle were meant to play PSV Eindhoven in a Uefa Cup tie a fire tore through their team hotel, killing one player and injuring others. The game was cancelled and the club have not qualified for Europe since The night before Chemie Halle were meant to play PSV Eindhoven in a Uefa Cup tie a fire tore through their team hotel, killing one player and injuring others. The game was cancelled and the club have not qualified for Europe since
"28.09.2016 11:12:00" theguardian.com Did Allardyce have to go – and who should replace him? He came, he smiled, he won a match and he left. Did Allardyce deserve to lose his job – and which manager should be the next victim for the impossible job? Who next: Steve Bruce, Eddie Howe, Alan Pardew, Harry Redknapp?
"28.09.2016 10:11:44" "I'm off abroad" – Sam Allardyce is taking some time to reflect after losing his job
"28.09.2016 08:59:24" theguardian.com Allardyce speaks of his sadness at losing England job The coach, who left his Football Association post by mutual consent, says he attended meetings with undercover reporters to help agent Scott McGarvey "Entrapment has won"
"27.09.2016 23:52:18" theguardian.com Greg Dyke: England manager must be whiter than white The former chairman says the FA had no option but to let Sam Allardyce go and Dyke says Roy Hodgson would not have been caught out “We didn't have that sort of problem with Roy Hodgson"
"27.09.2016 22:02:37" theguardian.com Leicester City see off Porto thanks to club-record signing Islam Slimani 'The Dragon Slayer' returned to haunt Porto with a header in Leicester's first home Champions League game in the club's history UEFA Champions League: Leicester City Football Club 1-0 FC Porto
"27.09.2016 18:46:05" theguardian.com Sam Allardyce is to leave England job after one game in charge Sam Allardyce is to leave the England job in the wake of allegations he offered advice on how to circumvent the governing body's rules on player transfers Sam Allardyce's tenure as England Football Team manager lasted just 67 days
"27.09.2016 17:00:00" The best goals of the week: http://bit.ly/2doGD3I
"27.09.2016 16:00:00" theguardian.com David Squires on … Arsène Wenger's 20 years at Arsenal David Squires is still currently enjoying a well-earned holiday but, in the latest of his trips down memory lane, he takes a look at Arsène Wenger's two decades in charge at Arsenal "Oh, stop trying to pass it in"
"27.09.2016 14:56:11" theguardian.com Francesco Totti at 40: the eternal man Francesco Totti was born in 1976, joined Roma in 1989, made his debut for the club in 1993, became their captain in 1998 and last scored for them on Sunday Francesco Totti was born in 1976, joined AS Roma in 1989, made his debut for the club in 1993, became their captain in 1998 and last scored for them on Sunday
"27.09.2016 14:00:00" theguardian.com Why the Telegraph's Sam Allardyce sting was justified There was a clear public interest in the newspaper's use of subterfuge in order to expose the England football manager's dealings "Sam Allardyce is the recipient of a £3m-a-year salary in a job with a unique national profile. In such circumstances, the paper's undercover operation is wholly defensible"
"27.09.2016 13:20:00" theguardian.com The Champions League matches to watch this week A look at Borussia Dortmund v Real Madrid, Celtic v Manchester City and Atlético Madrid v Bayern Munich, plus best XIs from six European leagues Previews for Borussia Dortmund v Real Madrid C.F., Celtic FC v Manchester City and Atlético de Madrid v FC Bayern München
"27.09.2016 12:17:03" theguardian.com FA holding crisis talks as Sam Allardyce fights to keep England job The Football Association is holding a series of emergency meetings at Wembley to determine the future of the England manager, Sam Allardyce Should he stay or should he go?
"27.09.2016 10:21:49" theguardian.com The best goals of the week: Payet, Falcão and Balotelli Featuring a 25-pass move from Blackburn Rovers, an overhead kick that would make Zlatan Ibrahimovic proud, a smart free-kick and a solo effort from Malta Featuring a 25-pass move from Blackburn Rovers, an overhead kick that would make Zlatan Ibrahimovic proud, a smart free-kick from Falcão 12 (Futsal) and a solo effort from Malta
"27.09.2016 09:04:39" theguardian.com How Porto's reserve goalkeeper became manager Nuno Espírito Santo won the Uefa Cup and Champions League without playing under José Mourinho, but he tells Sid Lowe he used his time as a substitute wisely and now brings his Porto side to Leicester for the Group G game on Tuesday They say goalkeepers don't make good coaches, so what chance substitute goalkeepers? A good chance, says Nuno Espírito Santo. “You see the game from the best place. All the analyses I do even now are from a camera behind the goal. From the side, the
"27.09.2016 08:05:35" theguardian.com What exactly is Sam Allardyce accused of? England manager was recorded giving advice about third-party ownership of players, which was banned worldwide last year The England Football Team manager was recorded giving advice about third-party ownership of players, which was banned worldwide last year
"27.09.2016 07:35:56" theguardian.com David Moyes struggles to identify what is going wrong at Sunderland Manager calls for players to stand up and be counted as his team, with Jermain Defoe the only fit senior striker, face a familiar relegation battle A series of managers including Paolo Di Canio, Gus Poyet, Dick Advocaat and Sam Allardyce have, at various times, suggested 'something's wrong' at Sunderland AFC and David Moyes does not demur. 'Yes, there is, there's something,' he says. 'But I'm no
"27.09.2016 00:06:02" theguardian.com Sam Allardyce causes 'embarrassment' to FA in newspaper sting Sam Allardyce has caused 'embarrassment' to the FA after newspaper sting leads to potentially damaging revelations Sam Allardyce causes 'embarrassment' to FA in newspaper sting
"26.09.2016 22:18:07" theguardian.com Tottenham's Kane on the mend and may be fit for trip to Arsenal in November Tottenham have received a boost with the news that Harry Kane's ankle-ligament injury is not as bad as first feared "We are happy because this scan was much better. It's difficult to say one, two, three weeks. But it's true that it is much better than we expected, and very, very positive" – Tottenham Hotspur could have Harry Kane back to face Arsenal in derby
"26.09.2016 21:43:55" theguardian.com Aston Villa running out of patience with Roberto Di Matteo after poor start Roberto Di Matteo has been told he must improve Aston Villa's win record or face the sack at the struggling Championship club Roberto Di Matteo is already fighting to save his job, with the Aston Villa FC - Official manager facing the prospect of the sack unless he can win one of his next two matches
"26.09.2016 21:12:24" theguardian.com Jeff Hendrick and Michael Keane head Burnley to victory against Watford Burnley beat Watford 2-0 at Turf Moor in the Premier League thanks to headed goals from Jeff Hendrick and Michael Keane Burnley Football Club 2-0 Watford FC
"26.09.2016 20:39:25" theguardian.com Millwall property developer faces renewed questions over suggestions it wants to sell quickly The property developer in line to benefit from a compulsory purchase order on land occupied by Millwall FC appears to have been looking into selling its part in the project, a document suggests Millwall Football Club property developer faces renewed questions over suggestions it wants to sell quickly
"26.09.2016 18:16:19" theguardian.com Leicester's Claudio Ranieri worried by defensive frailties but ready for Porto Claudio Ranieri has admitted Leicester's first Champions League game at the King Power Stadium against Porto is a fairytale for the fans and is targeting a second successive win “Of course it's a concern. Last season everything was perfect. This season, no. The first chance the opponents have, they score" – Ranieri readies Leicester City Football Club for UEFA Champions League visit of FC Porto
"26.09.2016 17:30:00" theguardian.com Mikel Balenziaga the surprise star on La Liga's weird weekend Athletic's stalwart defender scored his first goal after more than 300 games and that was far from the only unusual occurrence in Spain in week six It was a strange weekend in La Liga. Leo Messi didn't play, Cristiano Ronaldo was substituted and Mikel Balenziaga was the surprise star as he scored the first goal of his 10-year career
"26.09.2016 16:30:00" theguardian.com David Moyes admits lack of summer signings could cost Sunderland Sunderland manager David Moyes admitted his side will struggle to avoid relegation if they do not recruit well in January following their 3-2 home defeat by Crystal Palace in the Premier League "We need to get a better team, it's as simple as that" – David Moyes
"26.09.2016 15:35:00" theguardian.com Fifa says it's solved racism in football, but it's nowhere near Football's governing body obviously isn't taking the problem of racial abuse seriously if it thinks its mission is complete. There's a long way to go If FIFA's anti-racism taskforce has “completely fulfilled” its mission, what the hell was its mission in the first place?
"26.09.2016 14:40:48" Is Leicester ready to host UEFA Champions League football? We went to the city to find out
"26.09.2016 13:34:25" The best goals from the weekend's Premier League matches, via Copa90
1. Demarai Gray
2. Philippe Coutinho
3. Junior Stanislas
4. Juan Mata
5. Mesut Özil
"26.09.2016 12:15:00" theguardian.com Serge Aurier will appeal against two-month prison sentence PSG defender Serge Aurier has been sentenced to two months in prison and fined €2,100 for an altercation outside a Paris nightclub PSG defender Serge Aurier has been sentenced to two months in prison and fined €2,100 for an altercation outside a Paris nightclub but is expected to avoid time behind bars
"26.09.2016 11:24:40" theguardian.com Torino aim for Europe thanks to Joe Hart and the Rooster Return of striker Andrea Belotti and the authority shown by a rejuvenated Joe Hart against Roma bodes well for the season hopes of Sinisa Mihajlovic's side Joe Hart is finding some form at Torino Football Club
"26.09.2016 10:09:03" theguardian.com Five things West Ham need to fix After five defeats in six league games, Slaven Bilic has problems in all areas of his West Ham side, and he needs more from his summer signings 1. Sort out the defence
2. Find a better balance in midfield
3. Develop a more coherent attacking plan
4. Bring Diafra Sakho back into the team
5. Help the new signings settle
"26.09.2016 09:16:53" theguardian.com Ryan Bertrand impresses against West Ham's faltering defence The lattacking mind-set of Southampton's left-back, Ryan Bertrand, was in contrast to West Ham's Álvaro Arbeloa and Havard Nordtveit, who were pinned back and made to suffer How Southampton FC dominated West Ham United
"26.09.2016 08:02:31" theguardian.com Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend's action Son shines again for Tottenham, Chelsea and Leicester need defensive shake-ups, Palace signings prove their value and Southampton are ticking over again Son shines again for Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea Football Club and Leicester City Football Club need defensive shake-ups, Crystal Palace Football Club signings prove their value and Southampton FC are ticking over again
"25.09.2016 23:50:10" theguardian.com Jürgen Klopp: Adam Lallana being rewarded for hard work at Liverpool The Liverpool manager, Jürgen Klopp, says Adam Lallana is reaping the rewards for his hard work and confirms that Loris Karius will continue in goal “Honestly, since I am here Adam Lallana is the player you saw against Hull. He likes to train, he likes to work, he was like this from the first day. This is now the credit he takes from the work he did"
"25.09.2016 22:30:00" theguardian.com Manchester City in perfect start but Pep Guardiola insists on progress Manchester City have won every game under their new manager yet he says there is still work to do declaring 'you can always improve individually and collectively' Despite 10 wins out of 10, Manchester City's Pep Guardiola said his team are still "far away" from true perfection
"25.09.2016 22:15:00" theguardian.com Fifa disbands its anti-racism task force declaring that the job is done Fifa has disbanded its anti-racism task force, declaring the work complete despite ongoing concerns about discriminatory behaviour in Russia, the hosts of the 2018 World Cup Fifa has written to members of the anti-racism task force to say that it has “completely fulfilled its temporary mission” and “is hereby dissolved and no longer in operation”
"25.09.2016 21:51:33" theguardian.com Juan Mata's mastery may push Wayne Rooney to Manchester United margins The captain may have to get used to being used more sparingly by José Mourinho after Juan Mata was selected ahead of him against Leicester and excelled For the first time since the Spaniard arrived in January 2014 (from Mourinho's Chelsea) Juan Matawas selected in his favoured position ahead of Rooney, who had to gaze on as Manchester United coasted to victory
"25.09.2016 20:32:37" Video: what do West Ham United fans think of their new home at the London Stadium?
"25.09.2016 19:36:41" theguardian.com West Ham's defending 'laughable', says Mark Noble after Southampton shocker West Ham have now conceded 11 goals in their last three league games and manager Slaven Bilic admitted he is worried by their poor start to the season “Eleven goals in three games is laughable. I think we could have kept playing until tonight and we wouldn't have scored. I thought we started all right and then bang, we conceded a goal and we never looked back in it. It could have been six in the end.”
"25.09.2016 19:00:00" theguardian.com Millwall score an early goal as they seek the ultimate home win Lewisham council's compulsory purchase order for land around The Den has been called in, stalling plans of a mysterious offshore-owned property developer Millwall Football Club have won a significant stage victory last week in their attempts to resist Lewisham council's compulsory purchase of land around The Den
"25.09.2016 17:33:35" theguardian.com The Dozen: the weekend's best Premier League photos Your weekend round-up of the best photography from the Premier League
"25.09.2016 17:19:41" theguardian.com Charlie Austin maintains his hot goal streak as Southampton beat West Ham Slaven Bilic's West Ham suffered their fifth Premier League defeat in six starts this season when Southampton beat them 3-0 at the London Stadium Slaven Bilic's West Ham suffered their fifth Premier League defeat in six starts this season when Southampton beat them 3-0 at the London Stadium
"25.09.2016 16:39:18" theguardian.com Francis Coquelin injury gives Granit Xhaka chance to stake Arsenal place An injury to Francis Coquelin gave Granit Xhaka his chance in the Arsenal midfield against Chelsea and the Switzerland playmaker took it – now he has the chance to make the starting spot his own An injury to Francis Coquelin gave Granit Xhaka his chance in the Arsenal midfield against Chelsea and the Switzerland playmaker took it – now he has the chance to make the starting spot his own
"25.09.2016 15:20:04" theguardian.com Manchester City seal Women's Super League title by beating Chelsea Manchester City secured their first Women's Super League title following a 2-0 win against last season's champions Chelsea. Manchester City have secured their first Women's Super League title following a 2-0 win against last season's champions Chelsea
"25.09.2016 10:05:48" theguardian.com Daniel Amokachi: 'Football in Finland is too nice – I want to change that' The former Nigeria and Everton striker Daniel Amokachi is in charge of third-tier JS Hercules and having acclimatised to the weather he is now focused on making his squad more 'cocky and mad' The former Nigeria and Everton striker Daniel Amokachi is in charge of third-tier JS Hercules and having acclimatised to the weather he is now focused on making his squad more 'cocky and mad'
"25.09.2016 00:01:38" theguardian.com West Ham's Mark Noble: 'Sometimes everything that could go wrong goes wrong' It has been an unpleasant start to the season on and off the pitch for Slaven Bilic's side but the captain has stated complete belief in those around him West Ham United's Mark Noble: 'I think we've got certainly the best squad since I've been playing. The way football is, sometimes everything that could go wrong goes wrong. You have to dig yourselves out of that by simply working hard and sticking
"24.09.2016 22:19:32" theguardian.com Real Madrid held to draw by Las Palmas after Cristiano Ronaldo substituted Zinedine Zidane's team dropped another point in Gran Canaria when the home team's Sergio Araujo equalised to make it 2-2 with five minutes left Unión Deportiva Las Palmas 2-2 Real Madrid C.F.
"24.09.2016 21:17:04" theguardian.com Vincent Kompany's fragility leaves him facing game's cruel reality | Daniel Taylor Given how Pep Guardiola has treated Yaya Touré and Joe Hart, the news could soon be worse for the Manchester City defender after his 34th injury Vincent Kompany's latest setback is his 34th in Manchester City's colours, and potentially the most damaging when the club have a new regime that gives the impression there is no place for sentimentality
"24.09.2016 19:22:23" theguardian.com Aston Villa rescue point against Newcastle with Aaron Tshibola strike Tommy Elphick's own goal was cancelled out by Aaron Tshibola's late strike as Aston Villa drew 1-1 at home to Newcastle United in the Championship Aston Villa FC - Official 1-1 Newcastle United
"24.09.2016 18:44:48" theguardian.com Mesut Özil strike seals Arsenal's impressive demolition of Chelsea Arsenal's three first-half goals were enough to beat Chelsea 3-0 in their Premier League encounter at the Emirates Arsenal 3-0 Chelsea Football Club
"24.09.2016 17:38:19" theguardian.com Tottenham edge out Middlesbrough as in-form Son Heung-min hits double Son Heung-min continued his excellent form by scoring twice in the opening 23 minutes to give Tottenham a 2-1 victory at Middlesbrough Middlesbrough FC 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur
"24.09.2016 17:24:44" theguardian.com Luis Suárez and Neymar inspire Barcelona to thumping of Sporting Gijón Barcelona thrashed 10-man Sporting Gijón 5-0, despite the absence of Lionel Messi, as Luis Suárez and Neymar both scored twice Real Sporting de Gijón 0-5 FC Barcelona
"24.09.2016 16:46:56" theguardian.com Manchester City keep perfect start as Sergio Agüero punishes Swansea City Fernando Llorente gave Swansea hope but Manchester City eventually won 3-1 to make it a perfect 10 Swansea City Football Club 1-3 Manchester City
"24.09.2016 16:31:16" theguardian.com Benteke strikes in injury time to give Crystal Palace win at Sunderland Sunderland were 2-0 up after an hour but goals from Joe Ledley, James McArthur and Christian Benteke, four minutes into injury time, gave Crystal Palace a 3-2 win Sunderland AFC 2-3 Crystal Palace Football Club
"24.09.2016 16:07:03" theguardian.com Liverpool's Adam Lallana inspires emphatic win over 10-man Hull Liverpool moved up to third after an emphatic 5-1 win over Hull City, who had Ahmed Elmohamady sent off in the first half Liverpool FC 5-1 Hull City
"24.09.2016 15:38:28" Manchester United manager José Mourinho on Wayne Rooney: "My captain is my captain". https://www.theguardian.com/football/video/2016/sep/24/jose-mourinho-wayne-rooney-my-captain-is-my-captain-video
"24.09.2016 14:11:40" theguardian.com Manchester United thump Leicester after Chris Smalling sparks goal rush Four goals in 20 first-half minutes, the first from Chris Smalling, set up a 4-1 win against Leicester City, with Wayne Rooney out of the starting lineup for Manchester United Manchester United 4-1 Leicester City Football Club
"24.09.2016 11:12:55" theguardian.com Mamadou Sakho claims Liverpool fans have been deceived over his absence Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho claims fans have not been given the full story behind his extended absence from the Liverpool first team "I accept my situation but I can't accept the lie … Liverpool FC fans deserve to know the truth. Now it's three weeks since I am fit to play games. I finish all my rehabilitation work. They don't want me to play also with second team lol! Why, I don't
"24.09.2016 09:10:00" theguardian.com José Mourinho's criticism of Luke Shaw was justified but at what cost? | Paul MacInnes In the context of José Mourinho's criticism of Luke Shaw managers must accept that modern footballers are delicate as well as valuable and public humiliations could prove expensive Manchester United manager must accept that modern footballers are delicate commodities but they are also valuable and public humiliation could prove expensive
"24.09.2016 07:09:15" www.theguardian.com Jürgen Klopp gives Loris Karius No1 role and warns Liverpool on complacency Jürgen Klopp has said it is better for Liverpool to perform than dream of challenging for the Premier League title as he prepares to hand Loris Karius the No1 spot against Hull City It is understood Jürgen Klopp informed Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet on Friday that the £4.7m summer signing from Mainz will be in goal for Liverpool FC v Hull
"23.09.2016 21:59:04" theguardian.com José Mourinho says there are 'no privileges' for droppable Wayne Rooney The Manchester United manager is considering leaving his captain out of the side to play Leicester City on Saturday and also said criticism of his England displays has affected him José Mourinho has blamed Wayne Rooney's disappointing form on the criticism he attracted when playing for England against Slovakia and said his Manchester United captain can be dropped
"23.09.2016 21:58:36" theguardian.com Arsène Wenger admits regret at failing to sign Chelsea's Diego Costa for Arsenal Arsenal's manager, Arsène Wenger, has said he admires Diego Costa's positive attributes and wishes he had tried harder to sign him from Atlético Madrid as he prepares to face Chelsea Arsène Wenger has said he admires Diego Costa's positive attributes and wishes he had tried harder to sign him from Atlético Madrid
"23.09.2016 18:12:23" theguardian.com Everton's Idrissa Gueye: 'I am a perfectionist. I don't like losing the ball – ever' Ronald Koeman's 26-year-old midfielder – signing of the season so far – on his journey from Senegal to Merseyside Ronald Koeman's 26-year-old midfielder Idrissa Gueye – signing of the season so far – on his journey from Senegal to Merseyside
"23.09.2016 17:21:45" Mourinho: I help many people, I will feed the Einsteins José Mourinho: I help many people, I will feed the Einsteins
"23.09.2016 17:20:00" theguardian.com Burnley striker Andre Gray handed four-match ban for Twitter posts Burnley forward Andre Gray has been given a four-match ban for comments made on social media, the Football Association has announced 'We believe this charge, regarding historical social media posts, should now also serve as a warning to all professional footballers, and participants in the wider sporting field'
"23.09.2016 17:17:23" theguardian.com Manchester United v Leicester City: match preview José Mourinho will be chasing victory against Leicester City as Manchester United already trail Manchester City at the top of the Premier League by six points Our Manchester United v Leicester City Football Club match preview
"23.09.2016 16:55:15" theguardian.com Arsenal v Chelsea: match preview After 20 years managing Arsenal, Arsène Wenger faces a familiar foe in Chelsea and more recently Diego Costa, who the Frenchman has urged his side to nullify Our Arsenal v Chelsea Football Club match preview
"23.09.2016 16:19:38" theguardian.com Liverpool v Hull City: match preview Liverpool will pose a serious challenge to Mike Phelan's attempts to remain unbeaten away from home this season, but Hull could benefit from Jürgen Klopp's doubts over his goalkeepers Liverpool FC v Hull City: our match preview
"23.09.2016 15:50:34" theguardian.com Hillsborough: 132 police officers and staff have not assisted watchdog IPCC says 64 South Yorkshire police officers and 68 from West Midlands force have not provided witness accounts The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is looking at whether offences such as conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and perverting the course of justice were committed in the aftermath of the 1989 disaster
"23.09.2016 14:55:00" theguardian.com Harry Kane ankle still too swollen for scan, says Mauricio Pochettino Mauricio Pochettino has said he is still unable to assess the extent of Harry Kane's ankle injury nearly a week after the striker was hurt 'We don't know when he will be back'
"23.09.2016 14:14:08" theguardian.com José Mourinho: 'I help so many people so why not also feed the Einsteins?' José Mourinho has no problem 'feeding the Einsteins' who criticise him but admits frustration at not being able to protect his Manchester United players from them. 'The Einsteins need money to live, they can't coach, they can't sit on the bench, they can't win matches. They can speak, they can write, they can criticise the work of other people, but I am a good man. I am good man of goodwill. I do lots of charity, I
"23.09.2016 13:42:23" Wenger: I don't plan on reading book about Mourinho 'Look, I haven't read the book and I certainly won't read it. I cannot comment on that. I talk about football and that's all I do. I'm not in a destructive mode, ever. I'm more constructive and I cannot comment on that because I'm focused on tomorrow's
"23.09.2016 12:34:49" theguardian.com Vincent Kompany sidelined for Manchester City with another injury Vincent Kompany has suffered yet another injury setback after groin muscle fatigue was diagnosed as the reason for Manchester City's captain pulling up towards the end of Wednesday's win at Swansea City Vincent Kompany is out again
"23.09.2016 12:02:00" theguardian.com Rangers striker Kenny Miller arrested in connection with alleged brawl Rangers striker Kenny Miller has been arrested in connection with an alleged brawl at an upmarket restaurant hours after an Old Firm match Rangers FC striker Kenny Miller has been arrested in connection with an alleged brawl at an upmarket restaurant hours after an Old Firm match
"23.09.2016 11:30:33" theguardian.com Wenger shrugs off claim that Mourinho wanted to 'break his face' Arsène Wenger has refused to be drawn into a war of words with José Mourinho after claims the former Chelsea manager once said he wanted to 'break his face' 'I talk about football and that's all I do. I'm not in a destructive mode, ever. I'm more constructive'
"23.09.2016 10:38:10" theguardian.com The Joy of Six: footballers who voluntarily retired in their 20s From Mário de Castro protesting against a murder to Carlos Roa trying to avoid the apocalypse, here's half-a-dozen footballers who quit in their prime From Mário de Castro protesting against a murder to Carlos Roa trying to avoid the apocalypse, here are half a dozen who quit in their prime
"23.09.2016 09:31:15" theguardian.com How football fans can deal with falling out of love with former icons | Paul Doyle Manchester United and Stoke fans are preparing for a tearful farewell to old stars and favourites as club stalwarts are struggling to keep up with the pace Crowds waving handkerchiefs is not a common sight in English football, unlike in Spain, but given the current struggles of Wayne Rooney and Stoke City Football Club perhaps it should be
"23.09.2016 07:36:04" theguardian.com Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend A crunch London derby as Arsenal host Chelsea, Michael Carrick could be key for Manchester United, and Vincent Janssen gets his chance to shine A crunch London derby as Arsenal host Chelsea Football Club, Michael Carrick could be key for Manchester United, and Vincent Janssen gets his chance to shine
"22.09.2016 22:36:33" theguardian.com Manchester United's Wayne Rooney: I can deal with 'rubbish' criticism Wayne Rooney has admitted he is under greater scrutiny than ever before in his career after a testing start to the season but the Manchester United captain believes he can still play a major part under manager José Mourinho “I think I've had that my whole career – a little bit more of late, I think, but that's football. I listen to my coaches and my team-mates, the people around me, and I don't really listen to what a lot of people out there are saying because a lot of it is
"22.09.2016 22:04:52" theguardian.com Ronald Koeman rules out Oumar Niasse rescuing Everton career Ronald Koeman has quashed any prospect of the £13.5m Oumar Niasse becoming part of his Everton team because 'we have enough strikers and different strikers to what he is' "Normally we have enough strikers and different strikers to what he is. I prefer these people and not [Oumar] Niasse in the team”
"22.09.2016 21:50:56" theguardian.com Emmanuel Adebayor denies smoking and asking for whisky in Lyon meeting Emmanuel Adebayor has refuted claims he smoked cigarettes and asked for a shot of whisky in his coffee during a meeting with Lyon over a potential move to the French club “For the avoidance of doubt, I only drank water at this meeting and did not ask for whisky or have a cigarette”
"22.09.2016 18:35:17" theguardian.com Manchester United's José Mourinho: no longer the bright young iconoclast | Jonathan Wilson Attacks on his players at both Manchester United and Chelsea exposes Mourinho's failure to adapt and his loosening grip on his title as the master Between 2002-03 and 2009-10, José Mourinho won seven league titles and two Champions Leagues; in the six seasons since he has won two league titles and no Champions Leagues
"22.09.2016 17:05:36" Premier League preview: our video looking ahead to the weekend's action https://www.theguardian.com/football/video/2016/sep/22/premier-league-preview-looking-ahead-weekends-action-video?CMP=share_btn_tw
"22.09.2016 16:45:08" theguardian.com Arsène Wenger's 20 years at Arsenal – in pictures and his own words Arsène Wenger: in his own words
"22.09.2016 15:45:29" theguardian.com EFL rules out including Premier League B teams in new league structure The EFL have ruled out including Premier League B teams and 'clubs from non-English leagues' in its plans for a new league structure It's a no to Premier League B teams in the new EFL structure
"22.09.2016 14:55:03" theguardian.com Atlético pounce on Barça weakness after Messi makes way | Sid Lowe Atlético's sharp thinking and ability to strike when a rare opportunity is presented earned them a draw against Barcelona, who must now make do without Messi Atlético de Madrid's sharp thinking and ability to strike when a rare opportunity is presented earned them a draw against FC Barcelona, who must now make do without Leo Messi
"22.09.2016 14:25:10" theguardian.com Uefa hits Scotland U19s football team with 'refusal to play' charge The Scottish Football Association told officials a stomach bug had forced them to postpone the under-19s game amid local media reports that the players were too affected by drinking to play The SFA states that a local doctor confirmed the outbreak of gastroenteritis but that has not prevented Serbian media reports claiming the Scottish team were too affected by drinking to play
"22.09.2016 13:13:16" theguardian.com Jonathan Kodjia: 'Nobody in Ivory Coast knew me; now I'm called the new Drogba' The striker, who did not have a club until he was 18 and whose move to Aston Villa may become a Championship record, tells Paul Doyle he is 'way off doing what Drogba did but we all have to try' 'We have everything going for us at Aston Villa FC - Official. It's just about fine-tuning details, getting a bit more luck and, also, becoming more killer in front of goal. Once we've done that, I don't think anyone will be able to stop us'
"22.09.2016 12:37:05" theguardian.com Simone Verdi's start at Bologna suggests his talents can finally blossom | Paolo Bandini A player once billed as the next Gianfranco Zola has had a nomadic career, but a fine start to his season offer hope that his promise can finally be fulfilled Simone Verdi's volley in Bologna Fc 1909's win over Sampdoria was
more than a little reminiscent of Marco van Basten's goal for Holland against the USSR at Euro 88. The comparison was put to Roberto Donadoni, at full-time. 'Marco's finish had a difficulty
"22.09.2016 11:58:30" theguardian.com Jürgen Klopp calls on Liverpool to be 'angry' against Hull City Jürgen Klopp has called on his Liverpool players to be “angry” when they face Hull City at Anfield on Saturday 'We need to be angry v Hull. They want our points. We have to think about why people think we have problems against bus-parking. I don't know why people think we have problems with this? I didn't see too much space against Chelsea'
"22.09.2016 11:15:00" theguardian.com Anouar Kali sent off in Dutch cup tie after the use of video assistant referee The Willem II Tilburg midfielder was given his marching orders in a Dutch cup tie against Ajax Willem II Tilburg midfielder Anouar Kali became the first player in the Netherlands to be sent off by a video assistant referee after a yellow card in their Dutch Cup tie against AFC Ajax was turned into a red
"22.09.2016 10:44:11" theguardian.com Hillsborough victims to posthumously receive freedom of Liverpool Families of the 96 will collect the awards at a ceremony in the city, with Kenny Dalglish among those also receiving the honour The 96 Hillsborough victims will be honoured with the freedom of the city of Liverpool in a ceremony on Thursday
"22.09.2016 10:17:10" membership.theguardian.com Ian Wright: a Life in Football | The Guardian Members Ian Wright's journey from a South London council estate to one of the most popular personalities in UK sport is an … Tickets are now available for our interview with Ian Wright, as he discusses his life before and after the game, how he overcame a troubled childhood and his stint in Chelmsford prison, how professional football nearly passed him by, his career in the top
"22.09.2016 09:43:29" theguardian.com Wenger should have won more but English football owes him a lot | Barney Ronay The Frenchman took the reins at Arsenal 20 years ago today and despite leaner times in recent years his impact and influence is undeniable Arsène Wenger took the reins at Arsenal 20 years ago today and, despite leaner times in recent years, his impact and influence is undeniable