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"06.12.2016 14:24:32" theguardian.com Ian Cathro debate shows Scottish football is still in the dark age Hearts' appointment of a young, innovative head coach in Ian Cathro should be applauded, but the reaction from many in the game was all too predictable 'More serious is the ignorance with which Ian Cathro has been treated. It is endemic of the attitude which holds Scotland back. The country appears petty and parochial, as if it wants this outsider – Scottish himself, remember – to fail. Nobody in
"06.12.2016 12:31:56" theguardian.com Sammy Lee leaves his role as England assistant manager The coach played a key role in supporting Gareth Southgate during his recent interim period in charge of the national team after Sam Allardyce's departure Gareth Southgate: "I felt it was important for me to bring in my own support team and Sammy fully respected that"
"06.12.2016 10:52:00" theguardian.com David Squires on Bournemouth 4-3 Liverpool Our cartoonist looks back at a seven-goal thriller on the south coast and the good grace with which Jürgen Klopp took defeat AFC Bournemouth 4-3 Liverpool FC: the David Squires match report
"06.12.2016 10:04:12" Five unlikely masterpieces, via Copa90
"06.12.2016 09:26:00" theguardian.com Football transfer rumours: Roberto Firmino to anyone but Arsenal for £82m? Toby Alderweireld to anyone with a spare £25.4m? | Jose Fonte to Manchester United? | Asmir Begovic to West Ham? | Quincy Promes to Liverpool? The Rumour Mill: all of today's football gossip, including …
• Roberto Firmino to anyone but Arsenal for £82m?
• Juventus target Steven N'Zonzi?
• West Ham United eye move for Asmir Begovic?
"06.12.2016 09:01:17" theguardian.com Southampton's José Fonte will be allowed to leave in January Southampton have agreed to sell defender José Fonte in January if they receive an suitable offer after the Portugal international turned down a contract extension Southampton FC have agreed to sell defender José Fonte in January if they receive a suitable offer after the Portugal international turned down an improved contract
"05.12.2016 23:18:46" theguardian.com Prominent football figures still in game named by players alleging sexual abuse Prominent figures from the football world, including a former manager described as still working 'in the senior echelons' of the sport, have repeatedly been named by some of the players alleging sexual abuse Prominent figures from the football world, including a former manager described as still working “in the senior echelons” of the sport, have repeatedly been named by some of the players alleging sexual abuse
"05.12.2016 22:09:11" theguardian.com Everton's Yannick Bolasie set for long spell out with knee injury Everton winger Yannick Bolasie will have surgery after suffering a serious knee ligament injury in Sunday's 1-1 draw with Manchester United Everton Football Club: “Yannick Bolasie to undergo knee surgery after scans confirmed a serious ligament injury against ManUtd. Come back stronger, Yannick”
"05.12.2016 20:18:27" theguardian.com Alexis Sánchez won't stay at Arsenal just because of money, says Arsène Wenger Arsène Wenger has said Arsenal's hopes of securing Alexis Sánchez to a new long‑term contract will depend more upon convincing the forward of the ambition of the club than the financial package Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez, a £30m signing from FC Barcelona in 2014, earns a weekly salary of around £130,000 and would expect that to rise to more than £200,000 if he commits to new terms
"05.12.2016 19:08:51" theguardian.com Middlesbrough v Hull City: Premier League – live! Can Hull City win and move out of the relegation zone or will Aitor Karanka's improving side have too much for the visitors? Join Jacob Steinberg now Middlesbrough FC v Hull City – live!
"05.12.2016 17:51:00" theguardian.com Preston refund fans with money collected from fighting players' fines Preston have fined Jermaine Beckford and Eoin Doyle following their dismissals for fighting between themselves during Saturday's defeat at Sheffield Wednesday and will use the money to refund the club's travelling fans Preston have fined two of their players for fighting with each other - and will give the money to fans who travelled to the match
"05.12.2016 17:15:00" theguardian.com Are we closer to being able to measure football IQ? Iniesta had Barça humming again against Real Madrid and has been tested by scientists who believe they can identify high football IQ in a laboratory A group of scientists believe they can identify in-game intelligence – so they tested out their theories on Andrés Iniesta and Xavi Hernandez
"05.12.2016 16:32:53" theguardian.com Video: midfielder scores volley from his own half Argentinian midfielder Alejandro Camargo scores a volley from his own half, sealing a 3-1 victory for Universidad de Concepción over O'Higgins in the Chilean Primera División on Sunday The best goal of the weekend?
"05.12.2016 14:54:47" theguardian.com Adama Traoré: 'At Barcelona there was not as much focus on defending' After once being billed as a combination of Messi and Ronaldo Adama Traoré's career is finally gathering pace at Middlesbrough thanks to a set of more realistic targets Adama Traoré on the difference between playing for FC Barcelona and Middlesbrough FC: "At Barcelona, it was a bit different. There wasn't as much focus on defending and 'doing your job' when you didn't have the ball"
"05.12.2016 13:34:13" theguardian.com Lazio v Roma derby descends into disrepute There was not much beautiful to hold on to in any sense, although the Giallorossi will be content to have extended the legacy of the departed Rudi García "You do not play a derby, you win it.” When Rudi García pronounced those words at the start of his first season as AS Roma manager, few could have imagined how prophetic they would turn out to be. The Giallorossi had lost to S.S. Lazio in the final of the
"05.12.2016 11:43:00" The gifs that keep on giving: http://bit.ly/2h5qqNR
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"05.12.2016 11:04:57" theguardian.com Sergio Ramos strikes to leave Barcelona on ropes in title race The ruthless centre-back stepped up again when it mattered most to score his 62nd Real Madrid goal and earn a draw that felt like a victory in the clásico Sergio Ramos' 89th-minute equaliser against FC Barcelona means Real Madrid C.F. are now unbeaten in 33 matches. More importantly, they remain six points clear at the top of La Liga
"05.12.2016 10:19:37" theguardian.com Zlatan Ibrahimovic denies deliberate kick on Séamus Coleman Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the Manchester United striker, said: 'If I want to kick someone in the head, I know how to and make him sleep' after the 1-1 draw with Everton “Trust me, if I want to kick someone in the head, I know how to kick someone in the head and make him fall asleep" – Zlatan Ibrahimovic denies deliberately kicking Seamus Coleman
"05.12.2016 08:27:10" theguardian.com Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend's action Liverpool will be hoping Joël Matip gets fit quickly, while David Moyes's Sunderland begin to look more solid but Burnley have to find some goals from somewhere Liverpool FC will be hoping Joël Matip gets fit quickly, while David Moyes's Sunderland AFC begin to look more solid but Burnley Football Club have to find some goals from somewhere
"04.12.2016 21:41:25" theguardian.com Jürgen Klopp defends Loris Karius after late collapse against Bournemouth Jürgen Klopp admitted Liverpool 'gave it away' as Bournemouth's late comeback condemned his side to a first defeat since August but he had no concerns over his goalkeeper, Loris Karius, despite his errors Liverpool FC's Jürgen Klopp: “I have no concerns [with Karius]. If you make mistakes, you get criticised. That's what happens in life, so I have no problem with that. So if people want to say we're blind, silly, not good enough, then do it. We missed
"04.12.2016 20:14:47" Manchester United's José Mourinho: 'Everton are not a passing team anymore'
"04.12.2016 19:51:56" theguardian.com Henrikh Mkhitaryan finally makes case as a Manchester United player | Jamie Jackson Attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan had not started a league game for Manchester United in three months but his performance showed he deserves more first-team action Mkhitaryan was Mourinho and Manchester United's great unknown: a player yet to be given a chance and who, as the pacy Bundesliga footballer of the year, with an eye for goal might inject a much needed X-factor into what has been a middling campaign
"04.12.2016 18:24:53" theguardian.com Leighton Baines penalty earns Everton late point against Manchester United Everton drew 1-1 with Manchester United at Goodison Park thanks to a Leighton Baines penalty in the 89th minute following a foul by Marouane Fellaini Everton Football Club 1-1 Manchester United
"04.12.2016 17:27:36" Klopp says Howe was on fire during Liverpool FC's thrilling defeat at AFC Bournemouth
"04.12.2016 17:10:26" theguardian.com Kevin Strootman strikes as Roma see off Lazio in heated Rome derby A pair of terrible defensive errors from Lazio allowed Roma to claim a 2-0 win in a hot-tempered Rome derby at Stadio Olimpico, which was boycotted by fans S.S. Lazio 0-2 AS Roma
"04.12.2016 16:40:37" theguardian.com Alan Pardew eases the pressure, then criticises Crystal Palace owners Alan Pardew has suggested that Crystal Palace's American owners 'don't know a lot about football' following the intense speculation surrounding his position as manager “The chairman got a bit edgy this week, as you'd expect. We have a lot of serious investors at the club who perhaps don't know a lot about football so the chairman has been defending me" – Alan Pardew has dig at Crystal Palace Football Club's owners
"04.12.2016 15:55:10" theguardian.com Bournemouth battle from behind to stun Liverpool with Nathan Aké winner Bournemouth were trailing 2-0 and 3-1 but fought back to beat Liverpool 4-3, with Nathan Aké scoring the injury-time winner AFC Bournemouth 4-3 Liverpool FC
"04.12.2016 14:39:04" theguardian.com AFC Wimbledon score four times in final 10 minutes to foil Curzon Ashton Adam Morgan's hat-trick put Curzon Ashton 3-0-up on AFC Wimbledon, but four goals in the final 10 minutes sent the League One club through to the FA Cup third round AFC Wimbledon score four times in final 10 minutes to foil Curzon Ashton F.C. in FA Cup thriller after former Liverpool FC striker Adam Morgan's hat-trick put the minnows 3-0 up
"04.12.2016 12:03:58" theguardian.com How Antonio Conte beat Pep Guardiola in the battle of three-man defences | Michael Cox In a tactical sense, the arrival of Pep Guardiola at Manchester City and Antonio Conte at Chelsea has taken the Premier League to a new level Eventually Chelsea Football Club's win over Manchester City felt comfortable – but more than Antonio Conte getting the better of Pep Guardiola, this was a fascinating, complex tactical battle unlike anything the Premier League has seen before
"04.12.2016 11:30:46" www.theguardian.com The unforgettable own goal that changed Paolo Negro, Lazio and Roma Paolo Negro won a Serie A title while playing in one of the great Lazio teams but he is best known for scoring an own goal in the Rome derby in 2000 Paolo Negro won Serie A while playing in one of the great S.S. Lazio teams but he is best known for scoring an own goal in the Rome derby in 2000
"04.12.2016 11:10:23" theguardian.com Jürgen Klopp plays down recent past regarding Liverpool's title chances Jürgen Klopp has said he is confident Liverpool can maintain their challenge for the Premier League title despite the club's long wait “We are starting our history now because this is our first full season. History does not always work in your favour anyway. Leicester City Football Club were champions last season but it is not helping them much this time. My feeling at this stage is that
"04.12.2016 10:12:01" theguardian.com Said & Done: 'He used the word 'party'. Party? What sort of party is this?' Also featuring: Chelsea on racism; Uli Hoeness, and gross misconduct at Palermo 'He used the word 'party'. Party? What sort of party is this?' Also featuring: Chelsea Football Club on racism; Uli Hoeness, and gross misconduct at Palermo – it's this week's Said & Done
"04.12.2016 09:41:00" theguardian.com Adam Morgan content with Curzon Ashton after Liverpool rejection As Curzon Ashton prepare to take on AFC Wimbledon in the FA Cup the striker has learned how to cope with his release by Liverpool, he tells Sachin Nakrani The circumstances of his Liverpool FC exit were brutal in more ways than one – Brendan Rodgers instructed Martin Škrtel to go against Adam Morgan during a training session and intentionally rough him up. The striker struggled to compete and was told by
"04.12.2016 09:00:00" theguardian.com Everton v Manchester United: match preview Manchester United will be confident they can beat Everton as Ronald Koeman's side have won one of their last eight league games and as a result confidence is in short supply Match preview: Everton Football Club v Manchester United
"04.12.2016 08:30:00" theguardian.com Bournemouth v Liverpool: match preview Liverpool, despite missing Philippe Coutinho, will be confident they can continue their dominant run of form, and challenge Chelsea for top spot, with victory against Bournemouth Match preview: AFC Bournemouth v Liverpool FC
"03.12.2016 21:17:20" theguardian.com Lyon match abandoned after goalkeeper Anthony Lopes hit by firecracker Lyon's Lique 1 match at FC Metz was abandoned after several firecrackers were thrown at goalkeeper Anthony Lopes, one of which exploded underneath him as he was receiving treatment. Lyon's Ligue 1 match at FC Metz was abandoned after firecrackers were thrown at goalkeeper Anthony Lopes
"03.12.2016 19:53:41" www.theguardian.com Alexis Sánchez hits hat-trick as Arsenal put five past injury-hit West Ham Alexis Sánchez and Mesut Özil run riot late on in 5-1 victory at West Ham as Arsenal increase the misery for Slaven Bilic's struggling side West Ham United 1-5 Arsenal
"03.12.2016 18:48:12" theguardian.com Crystal Palace beat Southampton to ease pressure on manager Alan Pardew Two goals from Christian Benteke helped Crystal Palace to their first Premier League win since September as they beat Southampton 3-0 at Selhurst Park Crystal Palace Football Club 3-0 Southampton FC
"03.12.2016 18:20:05" theguardian.com Preston pair sent off for fighting each other in loss at Sheffield Wednesday Ten-man Sheffield Wednesday fought hard for their 2-1 victory over a wasteful Preston side in a bad-tempered clash that ended with the visitors having Jermaine Beckford and Eoin Doyle sent off for coming together Jermaine Beckford and Eoin Doyle evoked the spirit of Bowyer and Dyer for Preston North End Football Club
"03.12.2016 18:04:30" theguardian.com Leicester City woe mounts as Robert Huth gifts Sunderland a lift A Robert Huth own goal then a Jermain Defoe strike gave Sunderland a 2-1 win that lifted them off the bottom and pushed Leicester City closer to the drop zone Sunderland AFC 2-1 Leicester City Football Club
"03.12.2016 17:27:35" theguardian.com Real Madrid and Sergio Ramos grab point at the last from Barcelona in clásico Sergio Ramos leapt to head in a Luka Modric free-kick to score a dramatic equaliser as Real Madrid drew 1-1 at Barcelona in el clásico FC Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid C.F.
"03.12.2016 17:17:32" theguardian.com Harry Kane at the double as five-star Tottenham saunter past Swansea Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen both scored twice as Tottenham Hotspur thumped hapless Swansea City 5-0 at White Hart Lane Tottenham Hotspur 5-0 Swansea City Football Club
"03.12.2016 16:39:31" theguardian.com Agents defend Cristiano Ronaldo and José Mourinho over tax claims The Portuguese agents company GestiFute has denied that clients including Cristiano Ronaldo and José Mourinho are involved in any tax evasion The Portuguese agents company GestiFute has denied that clients including Cristiano Ronaldo and José Mourinho are involved in any tax evasion after a media consortium reported that they had used tax havens to handle tens of millions of euros in earnings
"03.12.2016 15:35:01" theguardian.com Celtic's Tom Rogic breaks Motherwell hearts with late winner in 4-3 thriller Tom Rogic capped a stunning comeback from Celtic who won 4-3 at Motherwell with a 90th-minute winner after the hosts had led 2-0 at half-time Celtic FC twice came from behind before Tom Rogic's late strike gave them a dramatic 4-3 win over Motherwell FC in a remarkable Scottish Premiership game at Fir Park
"03.12.2016 14:51:36" theguardian.com Chelsea surge past Manchester City as Agüero and Fernandinho see red Goals from Diego Costa, Willian and Eden Hazard gave Chelsea a 3-1 win at Manchester City but amid mayhem the hosts had Sergio Agüero and Fernandinho sent off at the death Manchester City 1-3 Chelsea Football Club
"03.12.2016 13:36:27" theguardian.com Crystal Palace v Southampton: match preview Alan Pardew is under pressure at Crystal Palace having lost six matches in succession and will be desperate to beat Southampton to get Palace's season back on track Crystal Palace Football Club v Southampton FC: our preview
"03.12.2016 13:02:18" theguardian.com Tottenham Hotspur v Swansea City: match preview Bob Bradley will be raring to go following Swansea City's first victory under his management and Tottenham's first defeat of the season, could an upset be on the cards? Tottenham Hotspur v Swansea City Football Club: match preview
"03.12.2016 12:32:51" theguardian.com Mourinho can see Manchester United's form and fortune converging at Everton José Mourinho has said he always enjoys going to Goodison Park and, with Manchester United looking to break poor Premier League form, Everton need to demonstrate home improvement Manchester United manager José Mourinho admits to liking trips to Goodison Park and this visit to Everton Football Club may be perfectly timed as his improving side face one stuttering
"03.12.2016 11:57:37" theguardian.com Sunderland v Leicester City: match preview Sunderland returned to the foot of the table last weekend and will see Leicester as an opportunity to earn three points that would lift a modicum of pressure on David Moyes Sunderland AFC v Leicester City Football Club match preview: will the champions get back on track at the Stadium of Light?
"03.12.2016 11:30:00" theguardian.com West Ham, Arsenal and lessons for football clubs who move grounds English clubs have gone through an unprecedented period of change since the Taylor Report was published in 1990. This is what they (should) have learned English football clubs have gone through an unprecedented period of change since the Taylor Report was published in 1990. This is what they should have learned
"03.12.2016 11:00:00" theguardian.com West Ham United v Arsenal: match preview Arsenal will be hoping Alexis Sánchez is once again on top form against West Ham United, the Chile striker has the ability to beat Slaven Bilic's side all on his own West Ham United v Arsenal: we look ahead to the Premier League meeting in east London
"03.12.2016 10:31:36" theguardian.com Liverpool eager to sell Mamadou Sakho in January transfer window Liverpool will intensify efforts to sell Mamadou Sakho in January after Jürgen Klopp confirmed the France international is not considered part of his first-team squad Liverpool FC will intensify efforts to sell Mamadou Sakho in January after Jürgen Klopp confirmed the France international is not considered part of his first-team squad
"03.12.2016 09:56:20" theguardian.com Manchester City v Chelsea: match preview Manchester City host the leaders Chelsea and both sides will be focused on earning a victory that would send a clear statement of intent to their title rivals Manchester City v Chelsea Football Club: our match preview
"03.12.2016 09:27:02" theguardian.com Nottingham Forest miss two penalties in win against nine-man Newcastle Newcastle had Jonjo Shelvey and Paul Dummett sent off and had Karl Darlow save two penalties but lost 2-1 at the City Ground Nottingham Forest spurned two penalties against nine-man Newcastle United but eventually claimed a late 2-1 win
"03.12.2016 08:35:57" www.theguardian.com José Mourinho admits Premier League title is some way off for United José Mourinho admitted it may take longer than he first thought to turn Manchester United into Premier League champions again as he struggles to change the club's playing philosophy José Mourinho has revised his timetable for Manchester United to win the Premier League
"02.12.2016 18:15:01" theguardian.com Little remorse for Colombia plane crash pilot Miguel Quiroga's father-in-law asked for forgiveness, as flight plan revealed inadequate fuel reserve for journey that killed most of a Brazilian soccer team "What he did was mass murder"
"02.12.2016 17:33:00" theguardian.com Leicester agree £15m deal for Wilfred Ndidi Leicester have reached an agreement in principle with Racing Genk to sign teenage midfielder Wilfred Ndidi in January Leicester have reached an agreement with Genk to sign the 19-year-old Wilfred Ndidi in January
"02.12.2016 16:31:35" theguardian.com For one Munich survivor, Chapecoense crash brings back painful memories Former Manchester United goalkeeper Harry Gregg survived the 1958 Munich air disaster that killed eight of his teammates. He says only getting back to training stopped him from going mad “When the story broke I asked my wife if I could sit alone in the TV room as I did not want anyone with me. I wanted to watch it but with no family in the same room with me, because I didn't know what way to react. It's very, very difficult to describe, I
"02.12.2016 15:41:16" theguardian.com Pep Guardiola: Antonio Conte is one of the best coaches in the world Pep Guardiola has praised Antonio Conte as possibly the world's finest manager and stated the Italian has made Chelsea even firmer favourites to win the Premier League title “Conte is without doubt, one of the best, maybe the best coach in the world right now. They were contenders to win the Premier League from the beginning. Now, maybe more than before. It's a good test for us. It is the first time we are going to face each
"02.12.2016 14:14:05" theguardian.com Love John Terry or loathe him, an unignorable career is winding down John Terry will miss Saturday's trip to Manchester City and for the first time in the Abramovich era his absence is not, for Chelsea, a source of fretful speculation No matter where you stand on the John Terry moral universe, he would still be a pretty good person to, say, come with you on the train to Birmingham to help give a PowerPoint presentation to an aggressively sceptical sales conference audience. Or to go
"02.12.2016 13:35:00" theguardian.com Jan Vertonghen signs new deal with Tottenham until 2019 Vertonghen has been in negotiations since the end of last season and his new deal extends his commitment to Spurs by a year Jan Vertonghen has joined Harry Kane in signing a new contract with Tottenham Hotspur
"02.12.2016 13:00:44" theguardian.com José Mourinho searching for a route out of the land of nothing special | Amy Lawrence The Manchester United manager needs the fix that only a string of wins can bring and his frustrating team are not a million miles away from finding a rhythm Manchester United have shown flashes of encouragement in recent weeks but José Mourinho dearly needs a win in the Premier League when his team face Everton on Sunday
"02.12.2016 11:44:00" theguardian.com Zinedine Zidane enters clásico aiming to put a fist on the desk in title race Victory over Barcelona at the Camp Nou would put Real Madrid nine points clear of their rivals and continue Zinedine Zidane's dream start as manager Real Madrid C.F. will go nine points clear of FC Barcelona if they win at Camp Nou on Saturday. The title race is on
"02.12.2016 10:42:46" Want a laugh? Enjoy these howlers, via Copa90
"02.12.2016 09:49:06" theguardian.com Football transfer rumours: Manchester United's Anthony Martial to PSG? Neymar to Manchester United for just the £180m | Faouzi Ghoulam to Chelsea from Napoli? | Marcos Llorente to Arsenal from Real Madrid? Manchester United's Anthony Martial to PSG - Paris Saint-Germain? | Neymar Jr. to Old Trafford for £180m? | Faouzi Ghoulam to Chelsea Football Club from SSC Napoli? | Marcos Llorente to Arsenal from Real Madrid C.F.?
"02.12.2016 08:39:51" theguardian.com Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend Alan Pardew is under pressure at Palace, José Mourinho must back his midweek stars and the omens are there for Manchester City to end Chelsea's winning run Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend
"01.12.2016 23:44:58" theguardian.com Gareth Southgate says England's off-field conduct adds pressure to team Gareth Southgate, unveiled as England manager, urged better preparation from players after the furore over Wayne Rooney drinking on a day off, adding: 'Physical preparation is key' "There has to be some time to unwind, to have a glass of beer or wine, but that has to be done at the appropriate time and at the right level if we aren't going to inhibit the way we perform"
"01.12.2016 21:36:32" theguardian.com Joe Hart expects Manchester City exit when Torino loan move ends next year Joe Hart admits he is expecting to be made available for transfer again by Manchester City when his loan spell at Torino finishes “I've not been sent to Torino Football Club to see how I do or see if I improve. I've been sent out because I wasn't wanted. I'm not here to prove what I can do, I'm here because I need to look elsewhere and I didn't have a chance to sort anything
"01.12.2016 19:18:39" theguardian.com Premier League frontrunners: who is best equipped for the Christmas rush? | Barry Glendenning With no international breaks and the festive season looming, the next five weeks could go a long way to deciding which of Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal have the legs to be Premier League champions The next five weeks could go a long way to deciding which of Chelsea Football Club, Liverpool FC, Manchester City and Arsenal have the legs to be Premier League champions
"01.12.2016 17:28:19" theguardian.com Santi Cazorla to miss three months after surgery on ankle Arsenal have confirmed Santi Cazorla will have surgery on his injured ankle, with the Spain international expected to miss at least three months Bad news for Arsenal fans
"01.12.2016 16:26:38" theguardian.com Sport picture of the day: fans' tribute to Chapecoense The fans of Chapecoense honour those lives lost in the tragic Colombia plane crash. The Arena Condá stadium was filled with those wishing to pay their respects. These two fans embracing on the pitch gives shows an intimate moment in a stadium full to Chapecoense fans gathered at the club's ground, the Arena Condá, last night to honour the players, staff and journalists whose lives were lost in the tragic plane crash on Monday night. The embrace between these two supporters on the pitch shows
"01.12.2016 14:18:27" theguardian.com Manchester United glad to have Bastian Schweinsteiger back, says Carrick Michael Carrick has expressed his happiness at seeing Bastian Schweinsteiger return to Manchester United's first team “He got an unbelievable reception. It was great for him. Just to see him back playing. He nearly scored as well, so that would have been nice. It was good to see him back" – Michael Carrick on Bastian Schweinsteiger's return for Manchester United
"01.12.2016 13:45:00" Atlético Nacional were meant to be playing Chapecoense last night but instead their players, staff and supporters held a vigil at their stadium to show solidarity between the two clubs and between Colombia and Brazil
"01.12.2016 13:11:01" theguardian.com Harry Kane signs new Tottenham contract until 2022 Tottenham have confirmed that England striker has signed a new contract that commits his future to the club until 2022 Tottenham Hotspur have agreed to pay Harry Kane £125,000 a week until 2022
"01.12.2016 12:20:00" It's the 96th minute and the goalkeeper comes up – and does this...
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"01.12.2016 11:40:01" theguardian.com Edinson Cavani booked after showing T-shirt support for Chapecoense Edinson Cavani was booked after scoring penalty for Paris Saint-Germain in 2-0 defeat of Angers when he stripped off his shirt to reveal a T-shirt offering support to Chapecoense When Edinson Cavani scored for PSG last night he took off his shirt to reveal a T-shirt in support of Chapecoense ... and was booked
"01.12.2016 11:00:01" theguardian.com Pep Guardiola v Antonio Conte: a tactical showdown Chelsea's balanced and confident side have momentum from seven league wins in a row as they visit Manchester City, who boast natural width, pace and aggression Pep Guardiola v Antonio Conte: who will win the tactical battle when Manchester City meet Chelsea Football Club on Saturday?
"01.12.2016 09:59:21" youtube.com Oscarine Masuluke Wonder Goal - Baroka F.C. vs Orlando Pirates Here is the goal that was seen and heard around the world in its entirety. Surely it will make the FIFA Puskás Award shortlist in 2017. Take a bow, Oscarine ... Goalkeepers scores 96th-minute overhead kick – and celebrates in style
Read the full story here: http://bit.ly/2fUuyT3
"01.12.2016 09:40:32" theguardian.com Inside Italy's ultras: the dangerous fans who control the game The Long Read: When a key figure in a powerful 'ultra' group killed himself in July, police suspected the mafia was using the ultras to get into the game When a key figure in a powerful Juventus 'ultra' group killed himself in July, police suspected the mafia was using the ultras to get into the game
"01.12.2016 08:21:25" www.theguardian.com Jordy Clasie allows Southampton to swagger past Arsenal into semi-finals Jordy Clasie and Ryan Bertrand scored the goals as Southampton proved too experienced for a youthful Arsenal in 2-0 win in EFL Cup quarter-finals Arsenal 0-2 Southampton FC
Saints have waited three decades to force passage into a League Cup semi-final, but the new year will bring a collision against those same opponents from 1987, Liverpool, and thoughts of Wembley
"01.12.2016 08:14:40" www.theguardian.com Manchester United sink West Ham with Ibrahimovic and Martial doubles Anthony Martial and Zlatan Ibrahimovic both struck twice as Manchester United beat West Ham 4-1 in the EFL Cup quarter-finals Manchester United 4-1 West Ham United
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Anthony Martial doubles set up EFL Cup semi with Hull
"30.11.2016 21:00:00" theguardian.com The best goals of the week: Woodburn, Ronaldo and Kroos Featuring the youngest goalscorer in Liverpool's history, a last-minute overhead kick and team goals from Bayer Leverkusen, Real Madrid and Rennes Featuring Liverpool FC's youngest ever goalscorer and a last-minute overhead-kick winner...
"30.11.2016 20:00:01" theguardian.com Gareth Southgate: no star power but a man for the times If England's new manager looks like the safe choice that is perhaps because he's also the right choice, even if his appointment prompts a yawn of indifference If England's new manager looks like the safe choice that is because he's also the right choice, even if his appointment prompts a yawn of indifference
"30.11.2016 19:10:01" theguardian.com Ben Woodburn's rise no surprise at Liverpool The 17-year-old became the club's youngest ever goalscorer in the EFL Cup against Leeds United while England's setup has sought to prise him from Wales Some things you might not know about Liverpool FC's youngest ever goalscorer
"30.11.2016 18:15:01" theguardian.com José Mourinho to serve immediate one-match ban Manchester United manager José Mourinho has received a one-match touchline ban after being sent to the stands in Sunday's match against West Ham José Mourinho will be in the stands tonight as Manchester United host West Ham United in the League Cup
"30.11.2016 17:04:26" The best goals of the week: http://bit.ly/2fRk1rz
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"30.11.2016 16:33:49" theguardian.com West Ham set to bid £25m for Callum Wilson West Ham are preparing an offer worth up to £25m for Bournemouth's Callum Wilson after it was confirmed Diafra Sakho will miss up to six weeks with the thigh injury he sustained against Manchester United West Ham are preparing to offer Bournemouth £25m for Callum Wilson
"30.11.2016 15:38:52" Some things you might not know about the England football team manager
"30.11.2016 15:05:00" theguardian.com Gareth Southgate confirmed as new England manager on four-year contract The new national team coach, who has signed a four-year deal, will face Germany in a friendly in his first game next March Gareth Southgate has been confirmed as England's new manager
"30.11.2016 13:14:20" theguardian.com Leicester City should beat Team GB and England rugby The Olympic Games were a huge success and Eddie Jones has transformed England but only one team induced panic at bookmakers and forced Gary Lineker to go on live TV in his underwear Who should win the SPOTY team of the year award?
"30.11.2016 11:46:21" theguardian.com How a team from Luxembourg lost 21-0 to Chelsea Inspired by four brothers and a man in glasses, village team Jeunesse Hautcharage made it to the Cup Winners' Cup – where they faced mighty Chelsea Inspired by four brothers, a one-armed striker and a man in glasses, village team Jeunesse Hautcharage made it to the Cup Winners' Cup – where they faced mighty Chelsea ... and lost 21-0
"30.11.2016 10:07:59" theguardian.com Which players scored hat-tricks on their international debuts? Plus: international hat-tricks on debut, long-running sponsorships and more Luther Blissett, David Kelly and Serge Gnabry – among others
"29.11.2016 23:42:40" theguardian.com Hull beat Newcastle on penalties in EFL Cup despite Mbokani red card Hull City beat Newcastle 3-1 on penalties to reach the EFL Cup semi-finals after the teams were locked together at 0-0 after 90 minutes and 1-1 at the end of extra time Hull beat Newcastle on penalties in EFL Cup despite Mbokani red card
"29.11.2016 22:02:29" theguardian.com Ben Woodburn sets record as Liverpool break Leeds to reach EFL Cup last four Goals from Divock Origi and Ben Woodburn ensured Liverpool a safe passage to the EFL Cup semi-finals with a 2-0 win over Leeds United Liverpool FC 2-0 Leeds United
"29.11.2016 21:43:50" theguardian.com Brazilian clubs offer to loan players to Chapecoense after plane crash Brazil's top flight football teams offered to loan players to Chapecoense for next season after the small southern club lost almost all its players in a plane crash in Colombia “It is the minimum gesture of solidarity that is within our reach at this point in time but it is borne of the sincerest desire to reconstruct this institution and that part of Brazilian football that was lost today."
"29.11.2016 19:59:15" theguardian.com Chelsea open investigation into historical sex abuse allegations Chelsea have announced that they have retained an external law firm to carry out an investigation concerning an individual employed by the club in the 1970s, who is now dead "The club has also contacted the FA to ensure that all possible assistance is provided as part of their wider investigation. This will include providing the FA with any relevant information arising out of the club's investigation."
"29.11.2016 19:03:29" theguardian.com Gareth Southgate to be confirmed as England manager on Wednesday Gareth Southgate's appointment as England manager is expected to be finalised on Wednesday Gareth Southgate to be confirmed as England football team manager on Wednesday
"29.11.2016 18:31:14" theguardian.com Chapecoense fans gather in grief at team's stadium in Brazil Mourners wear football team's colours and place tributes outside club's arena in Chapecó after plane crash in Colombia Hundreds of Chapecoense fans have gathered at the club's stadium in Brazil to mourn the players and staff killed in a plane crash in Colombia
"29.11.2016 16:38:29" "Let this be the last image of our warriors," said Chapecoense on Twitter as they posted this video, which shows their players celebrating last week after they had made it to the final of the Copa Sudamericana. The players were travelling to Colombia for
"29.11.2016 15:45:01" theguardian.com Eric Bristow's toxic tweets matter. These attitudes silence abuse victims The darts player's extreme comments reflect a mindset shared by all too many which shames survivors, causes anguish and intimidation If such ignorant raving is left unchallenged, then other survivors will be deterred from coming forward. Such comments inflict genuine damage on people too: if you've internalised a “maybe it was my fault” sense of shame, if you feel emasculated, then
"29.11.2016 15:02:04" theguardian.com Who are Chapecoense, the 'Brazilian Leicester'? Chapecoense, the Brazilian team on board the plane that has crashed in Colombia, were in the middle of a fairy tale season before the tragedy struck Chapecoense were in the middle of a fairytale season before the tragedy struck. This should have been the most glorious week in the history of the club.
"29.11.2016 14:12:31" theguardian.com Is playing in Europe a disadvantage for the top clubs? The top two teams in the Premier League – and five of the top six in Germany – are not involved in European competitions. What does this trend mean? The top two teams in the Premier League and five of the top six in the Bundesliga are not involved in European competitions. Is playing in Europe a disadvantage for the top clubs?
"29.11.2016 12:05:59" Who are Chapecoense, the football team involved in the Colombia plane crash?
"29.11.2016 10:49:34" theguardian.com David Squires on Gerrard, Robinson and Pardew Our cartoonist looks back at the end of an era, a return between the sticks, and trouble at the Palace Featuring Paul Robinson, the oldest living human
"29.11.2016 10:03:41" theguardian.com Low wages, threats, late payment: life as a non-elite footballer A report by global players' union Fifpro has cast a harsh light on the precarious life faced by players operating outside the major leagues "This is about the reality of our football industry, which is completely different from what most fans think"
"29.11.2016 09:26:10" theguardian.com Chapecoense: who are the Brazilian football team on board the plane that crashed? Chapecoense, the Brazilian team on board the plane that has crashed in Colombia, were in the middle of a fairy tale season before the tragedy struck Chapecoense, the Brazilian team on board the plane that has crashed in Colombia, were in the middle of a fairytale season before the tragedy struck
"29.11.2016 09:02:54" theguardian.com Football transfer rumours: Manchester United to re-sign Mikel John Obi? Liverpool interested in Dortmund's Christian Pulisic? | Everton's Ronald Koeman to return to Southampton for £40m Virgil van Dijk? Liverpool interested in Dortmund's Christian Pulisic? | Everton's Ronald Koeman to return to Southampton for £40m Virgil van Dijk?
"28.11.2016 23:53:35" theguardian.com Yanic Wildschut closes out Huddersfield Town as Wigan snatch landmark win Huddersfield's poor run continued with a rare home defeat against Wigan Athletic Huddersfield Town 1-2 Wigan Athletic
"28.11.2016 23:00:55" theguardian.com Internazionale beat 10-man Fiorentina to hand Stefano Poli his first win Internazionale held on to beat 10-man Fiorentina 4-2 in Serie A and hand their manager, Stefano Pioli, his first win since taking charge F.C. Internazionale Milano 4-2 ACF Fiorentina
"28.11.2016 22:35:04" theguardian.com Newcastle United manager Rafa Benítez criticises Hull over EFL Cup tickets Hull City's ground is expected to be less than half full yet only 2,400 tickets have been given to Newcastle United Newcastle United have been allocated 2,400 tickets
"28.11.2016 20:20:00" theguardian.com Crystal Palace's Steve Parish set to meet Alan Pardew to discuss future The Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish is to speak with Alan Pardew in the next 24 hours as he seeks evidence that the manager has drawn up a clear plan aimed at extricating the team from their dismal six-game losing run Alan Pardew is set to discuss his Crystal Palace Football Club future
"28.11.2016 19:22:45" theguardian.com Kenny Jackett resigns as Rotherham manager after 39 days in charge Kenny Jackett has resigned as the Rotherham United manager, after just five games in charge of the Championship's bottom club Kenny Jackett lasted just 39 days Rotherham United Football Club
"28.11.2016 18:42:23" theguardian.com Philippe Coutinho likely to be out of Liverpool team for up to six weeks Liverpool are likely to be without Philippe Coutinho until the new year with scans expected to confirm he faces six weeks out with ankle ligament damage Liverpool FC's Phillipe Coutinho is expected to miss up to six weeks of action
"28.11.2016 18:15:01" theguardian.com José Mourinho charged by FA after sending-off for kicking water bottle The Manchester United manager is facing a third touchline ban in little more than a year after being sent off by referee Jonathan Moss The Manchester United manager faces his third touchline ban in little over a year
"28.11.2016 17:39:10" Another selection of everyday football magic, via Copa90
"28.11.2016 16:47:13" theguardian.com Tony Pulis ordered to pay Crystal Palace £3.77m after 'deceiving tribunal' Tony Pulis has lost his appeal against an arbitration ruling that he must pay Crystal Palace £3.77m following his departure from the club in 2014 after he was found to have deceived a Premier League managers' arbitration tribunal West Brom manager Tony Pulis has to pay Crystal Palace £3.77m
"28.11.2016 16:03:44" theguardian.com Giovanni Simeone makes history repeat itself as Genoa thump Juventus Just the 6,084 days after his father scored to beat Juve, Giovanni Simeone inspired Genoa against the shambolic champions in Serie A 2000: Diego Simeone scores for Lazio as they beat Juventus
2016: Giovanni Simeone scores for Genoa as they beat Juventus
"28.11.2016 13:49:01" theguardian.com Theo Walcott targets 10 goals before Christmas and new coffee machine The Arsenal player expanded on the inspiration Alexis Sánchez, who scored the other two goals in the team's victory over Bournemouth, brings to him If Theo Walcott scores 10 goals before Christmas his wife will buy him a new coffee machine. "I can't wait for that and hopefully it will happen," said the Arsenal forward
"28.11.2016 13:00:01" theguardian.com Will English coaches produce losers by focusing on fun over results? Coach any Spanish youngster and you'll realise they are obsessed by winning. So why are English coaches suppressing this natural instinct in their players? How is football coaching different in Spain and England? An English coach who works in Spain explains
"28.11.2016 12:12:42" The best photos from the weekend's Premier League matches. The full gallery: http://bit.ly/2fIcgV9
"28.11.2016 10:30:00" How to play your way out of a corner ....
From the gifs that keep on giving: http://bit.ly/2gB9tf0
"28.11.2016 09:54:32" theguardian.com Barcelona scrape draw to leave Gerard Piqué despondent before El Clasíco Below-par Barcelona escaped with point after Real Sociedad were denied clear winner in 1-1 draw while Atlético Madrid responded to derby defeat with 3-0 victory over Osasuna FC Barcelona are now six points behind Real Madrid C.F. – but they can claw back some of that lead in the Clasíco on Saturday
"28.11.2016 08:38:12" theguardian.com Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend's action Arsenal rely on a fit Alexis Sánchez, Pep Guardiola is keeping Manchester City fresh and Jason Denayer may have aided Liverpool's future opponents Premier League talking points: Arsenal rely on a fit Alexis Sanchez, Pep Guardiola is keeping Manchester City fresh and Jason Denayer may have aided Liverpool FC's future opponents
"27.11.2016 18:55:47" theguardian.com Charlie Austin's early strike sees Southampton edge out Everton Southampton won their Premier League match with Everton at St Mary's 1-0 thanks to a first-minute goal from Charlie Austin Ronald Koeman's return to St Mary's was ruined after Charlie Austin's early goal was enough for Southampton FC to beat Everton Football Club 1-0.
"27.11.2016 18:54:00" theguardian.com Manchester United draw at home with West Ham after José Mourinho sent off Diafra Sakho gave West Ham an early lead at Old Trafford before Zlatan Ibrahimovic equalised in a game that ended 1-1 Difra Sakho gave West Ham United but Zlatan Ibrahimovic equalised to save a 1-1 draw for Manchester United, while Jose Mourinho was sent to the stands
"27.11.2016 17:36:38" theguardian.com Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho set for scan with ankle ligament fears Philippe Coutinho has been booked for a scan on Monday after injuring an ankle in Liverpool's win against Sunderland but Roberto Firmino's calf injury is not thought serious Philippe Coutinho will have a scan on his injured ankle on Monday amid fears at Liverpool FC that the influential Brazilian sustained ligament damage against Sunderland.
"27.11.2016 16:56:09" theguardian.com Alexis Sánchez double helps Arsenal fend off tenacious Bournemouth The Chilean scored either side of Theo Walcott's strike in Arsenal's 3-1 win, after Callum Wilson had earlier equalised with a controversial penalty for Bournemouth Arsenal 3-1 AFC Bournemouth
"26.11.2016 23:41:42" theguardian.com Phil Jones top of the class with old-school skills, says José Mourinho Manchester United's defender Phil Jones stepped up when José Mourinho needed him and has earned his confidence, with his strength at the basics being just what the side need “Sometimes defenders now think the most important ability is to build from the back. It is not. The most important thing is to defend and that's what I like about Phil Jones" – Manchester United's José Mourinho
"26.11.2016 23:09:17" theguardian.com Hot-blooded Costa takes his revenge for Chelsea against Spurs – and serves it cold | Barney Ronay Chelsea's chief provocateur is a master at pushing the right buttons, especially against Spurs, but it was his craft that was most notable at Stamford Bridge Despite looking like he could be sent off in the first five minutes of pretty much every game he ever plays, Diego Costa is yet to receive a red card in England, which tells you everything about his expertise in twanging only the right buttons, but
"26.11.2016 22:31:17" theguardian.com Mats Hummels strikes for Bayern Munich to keep Bayer Leverkusen at bay Mats Hummels headed a second half winner for Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, who rediscovered their form with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen at the Allianz Arena FC Bayern München 2-1 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
"26.11.2016 22:02:13" theguardian.com When I started talking to Barry Bennell's victims, I had no idea how deep abuse ran in football The 10 days since my raw interview with Andy Woodward have lifted the lid on a story that goes back decades. I can't believe how long football kept its secret When I started talking to Barry Bennell's victims, I had no idea how deep abuse ran in football.
"26.11.2016 21:23:22" theguardian.com Hull's Michael Dawson strikes to deny West Brom third straight win Michael Dawson's second-half equaliser earned Hull a 1-1 draw against in-form visitors West Brom Hull City 1-1 West Bromwich Albion
"26.11.2016 20:48:16" theguardian.com Philippe Coutinho leaves Anfield on crutches but Jürgen Klopp hopeful Philippe Coutinho was taken off on a stretcher with a potentially serious ankle injury during Liverpool's 2-0 win against Sunderland but Jürgen Klopp said the pain had soon improved "We will have to wait for a scan. What we know it is something with the ankle but that's it. He was in pain but the pain got better. I am quite an optimistic guy so I hope he can train tomorrow” – Liverpool FC's Jurgen Klopp on Philippe Coutinho's injury
"26.11.2016 20:20:30" theguardian.com Blackburn's Charlie Mulgrew gives his side shock win at Newcastle Mulgrew's late goal gave Blackburn Rovers a surprise 1-0 victory at Championship leaders Newcastle United Newcastle United 0-1 Blackburn Rovers
"26.11.2016 19:42:59" theguardian.com Victor Moses seals Chelsea comeback as Tottenham lose unbeaten record Goals from Pedro and Victor Moses gave Chelsea a 2-1 win to put them top and end Tottenham's unbeaten start in the Premier League Chelsea Football Club 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur
"26.11.2016 19:06:43" theguardian.com Real Madrid hang on after Sporting Gijón's Duje Cop wastes penalty Two early Cristiano Ronaldo goals put Real Madrid on their way but they beat Sporting Gijón only 2-1 after Carlos Carmona pulled a goal back then Duje Cop skied a penalty Real Madrid C.F. 2-1 Real Sporting de Gijón
"26.11.2016 18:21:11" theguardian.com Islam Slimani penalty rescues draw for Leicester with Middlesbrough Two Leicester penalties, the second in stoppage time from Islam Slimani, rescue a 2-2 draw for Leicester against Middlesbrough, for whom Alvaro Negredo had scored twice Leicester City Football Club 2-2 Middlesbrough FC
"26.11.2016 17:47:41" theguardian.com Liverpool edge past Sunderland but lose Philippe Coutinho to injury Liverpool FC 2-0 Sunderland AFC
"26.11.2016 17:24:08" theguardian.com Swansea stun Palace 5-4 as Llorente settles thriller Fernando Llorente scored twice in stoppage time to halt Crystal Palace's fightback and hand Swansea City a 5-4 victory at the Liberty Stadium Swansea City Football Club 5-4 Crystal Palace Football Club: what a game
"26.11.2016 15:44:23" theguardian.com Joe Dodoo's late goals reward Rangers with narrow win at Partick Joe Dodoo scored two goals in the last nine minutes as Rangers comeback to beat Partick 2-1 in the Scottish Premiership Partick Thistle F.C. 1-2 Rangers FC
"26.11.2016 14:51:05" theguardian.com Sergio Agüero and Manchester City fight back to see off Burnley Burnley led early through Dean Marney's fine volley but two close-range goals from Sergio Agüero gave Manchester City a 2-1 win that took them top at least for a couple of hours Burnley Football Club 1-2 Manchester City
"26.11.2016 13:35:00" theguardian.com Chelsea v Tottenham: match preview Despite Tottenham's unbeaten status, Chelsea, who have been equally brilliant in attack and defence, will be confident they can topple Spurs and record a seventh successive league victory Chelsea Football Club v Tottenham Hotspur: setting the scene for Saturday's London derby
"26.11.2016 12:57:58" theguardian.com Liverpool v Sunderland: match preview Liverpool must be confident they can dispatch a resurgent Sunderland side, who will be looking to build on two consecutive wins with another positive result at Anfield Liverpool FC v Sunderland AFC: our match preview
"26.11.2016 12:04:44" theguardian.com Jürgen Klopp insists Liverpool can score without Adam Lallana Jürgen Klopp said Liverpool's rare struggles in front of goal are not connected to Adam Lallana's absence as the creative midfielder continues his recovery from injury Jürgen Klopp says Liverpool FC's rare struggles in front of goal are not connected to Adam Lallana's absence as the creative midfielder continues his recovery from injury
"26.11.2016 11:07:51" theguardian.com RB Leipzig spread their wings to become Bundesliga force for the long haul Germany's league leaders are by no means the first nouveau riche arrivistes to ostentatiously buy their way to the top, but don't dismiss them out of hand Not just a load of Red Bull?
"26.11.2016 10:28:55" theguardian.com Crewe were warned about Barry Bennell but he stayed on, says former board member Crewe Alexandra were warned Barry Bennell had sexually abused one of his junior footballers but allowed him to stay at the club for a number of years, the Guardian has been told Crewe Alexandra, the club most heavily implicated in the Barry Bennell case, were warned he had sexually abused one of his junior footballers but allowed the man who turned out to be a serial paedophile to stay at the club for a number of years, the
"26.11.2016 09:42:56" theguardian.com Inside the Nike Academy: the branded alternative for reaching the big time Nike Academy nurtures talented youngsters who have escaped attention of the top clubs and it is increasing its reach in youth football The St George's Park-based The Nike Academy nurtures talented youngsters who have escaped attention of the top clubs and it is increasing its reach in youth football
"26.11.2016 09:05:00" theguardian.com Anthony Martial struggling with Manchester United pace, says Mourinho José Mourinho said Anthony Martial is struggling to adjust to the intensity he demands from Manchester United and needs to grab his chance when selected José Mourinho believes Anthony Martial is struggling to adjust to the intensity he demands from Manchester United and has warned that, if the Frenchman does not grab his chance when selected, others will 'take the bait'
"26.11.2016 08:30:55" theguardian.com Eva Carneiro reveals she received death threats after Chelsea departure The former Chelsea club doctor Eva Carneiro has criticised 'faceless cowards' who abused her online 'Even though I don't have a presence on social media, some of the threats of sexual violence and death threats make it through. They just seem to be faceless cowards and they should be answerable to legislation'
"25.11.2016 22:52:40" theguardian.com Battle of Stamford Bridge: Tottenham return to the scene of their undoing | David Hytner Spurs' last visit to Chelsea saw them lose both their composure and their hopes of the title – they return on Saturday searching for the cohesion and vibrancy that has deserted them since Tottenham Hotspur's last visit to Chelsea saw them lose both their composure and their hopes of the title – they return on Saturday searching for the cohesion and vibrancy that has deserted them since
"25.11.2016 20:30:00" Some cracking goals, via Copa90
"25.11.2016 19:03:44" A Friday treat from Copa90: some everyday football magic
"25.11.2016 18:01:45" theguardian.com Jack Wilshere's struggles eased by Eddie Howe The Arsenal playmaker's career has been defined by interruption, false starts and category-confusion but the early signs are that he can blossom with a fresh start at Bournemouth, who face his parent club on Sunday Jack Wilshere's career has been defined by interruption, false starts and category-confusion but the early signs are that he can blossom with a fresh start at AFC Bournemouth – who face Arsenal on Sunday
"25.11.2016 16:19:47" theguardian.com Fraudster jailed for conning Sam Allardyce and West Ham staff Stephen Ackerman sold football stars luxury hampers that were never delivered and used bank details to steal thousands A fraudster who conned West Ham players and Sam Allardyce out of thousands of pounds – by selling them luxury hampers and stealing their bank card details – has been jailed for four years
"25.11.2016 15:03:40" theguardian.com Arsenal plan to offer Jack Wilshere extended deal in new year Arsène Wenger plans to offer Jack Wilshere a contract extension around the new year and said Arsenal needed to 'find our game back' after three consecutive draws Arsenal have sent Jack Wilshere on loan to AFC Bournemouth for the season but they still plan to offer him a contract extension
"25.11.2016 13:13:50" theguardian.com Georginio Wijnaldum: 'Klopp was interested in my personal life and that was good for me' The Liverpool midfielder tells Andy Hunter about his disillusionment with the game last season, his debt of gratitude to Erwin Koeman, and his formative hopes of being a gymnast The big interview with Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool FC
"25.11.2016 12:40:12" theguardian.com Sports quiz of the week: Gerrard, Rooney and ticketless fans Who is in trouble with his boss? And whose record is Lewis Hamilton chasing? Have you been paying attention to the big (and small) stories this week?
"25.11.2016 11:53:33" Our two-minute preview of the weekend's Premier League matches
"25.11.2016 10:39:09" theguardian.com Diego Costa's cheery scowl shows Chelsea are in a good place Diego Costa is scoring goals and staying clear of trouble, a double win for the leaders, with the striker avoiding getting booked in six straight Premier League games, all won Diego Costa is scowling cheerily these days, which is great news for Chelsea Football Club
"25.11.2016 08:40:55" www.theguardian.com Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend Sunderland look for a third straight win, Koeman returns to Southampton and can Tottenham bounce back from their Champions League exit? The Premier League weekend starts here
"24.11.2016 23:03:10" theguardian.com Manchester City board could sanction buying central defender in January Manchester City will hold a board meeting in Abu Dhabi at the weekend, with the chairman ready to sanction the buying of a central defender in January Manchester City had no plans to act in the winter window but Vincent Kompany's latest injury may force a rethink. In the summer Guardiola identified the need for two central defenders and in the event signed only John Stones despite a firm interest in
"24.11.2016 22:09:58" theguardian.com Wayne Rooney ignites Manchester United flair in rout of Feyenoord Wayne Rooney moved to within one goal of Bobby Charlton's scoring record for Manchester United in impressive 4-0 defeat of Feyenoord in Europa League Manchester United 4-0 Feyenoord Rotterdam
"24.11.2016 21:00:52" theguardian.com Sparta Prague's Costa Nhamoinesu leaves Southampton's hopes on edge Southampton need a goalless draw or to beat Hapel Beer Sheva to reach the Europa League's knockout stages after a 1-0 defeat at Sparta Prague AC Sparta Praha 1-0 Southampton FC
"24.11.2016 20:15:29" theguardian.com Former Newcastle United player tells police he was abused in club's youth system The escalating story of sexual abuse in football is now threatening to take in Newcastle United after a former player contacted the police to allege he was another victim A former Newcastle United player has told police he was abused in club's youth system
"24.11.2016 18:30:00" theguardian.com Crewe Alexandra: how a football talent factory has been thrown into turmoil Crewe Alexandra are famed for developing talented youngsters but are now tainted after former players spoke of the abuse they suffered at the hands of the coach Barry Bennell at the club in the 1980s Crewe Alexandra are famed for developing talented youngsters but that image is now tainted
"24.11.2016 17:30:08" theguardian.com What next for Steven Gerrard? A return to Liverpool may seem the obvious next step but if Steven Gerrard wants to make a clean break he must choose very carefully Steven Gerrard is possibly the nearest modern equivalent to Sir Bobby Charlton – synonymous with one club, England centurion, capable of stamping his imprint on matches and admired throughout the game – so as he considers his options for the future on
"24.11.2016 16:30:00" theguardian.com Jürgen Klopp believes Steven Gerrard will return to Liverpool FC The manager says the Anfield great, who officially retired as a player on Thursday, should be given time to consider the next step in his career Jürgen Klopp is “pretty sure” Steven Gerrard will return to Liverpool FC in the future
"24.11.2016 15:30:07" theguardian.com Steven Gerrard's big moments, as told by those involved Liverpool team-mates, managers and rivals, past and present, remember legend who inspired the miracle of Istanbul, endured the gut-wrenching slip in the title run-in against Chelsea and shocked the Premier League by deciding to leave Steven Gerrard's team-mates, managers and rivals remember his big moments
"24.11.2016 14:27:57" theguardian.com When a team of black players took on a team of white players Len Cantello's testimonial is the subject of a BBC documentary because it featured his West Brom team of white players against Cyrille Regis's all-black XI "I got talking to Cyrille Regis one day and it became a bit of a challenge match. I said: 'You pick a team, I'll pick a team and let's see how we go.' We didn't think it was controversial.”
"24.11.2016 14:06:02" theguardian.com Gareth Bale could be sidelined for up to three months with ankle injury The Real Madrid player had to be replaced after being injured in the Champions League game against Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday Gareth Bale's ankle injury could keep him out for three months
"24.11.2016 12:32:56" theguardian.com Some teenagers play Football Manager. Ejdin Djonlic took his coaching badges When Ejdin Djonlic realised he wouldn't make it as a footballer, he started studying for his coaching badges. By the time he was 21, he had become the youngest coach to earn the Uefa A licence. Next stop: the Premier League When Ejdin Djonlic realised he wouldn't make it as a footballer, he started studying for his coaching badges. By the time he was 21, he had become the youngest coach to earn the Uefa A licence. Next stop: managing in the Premier League
"24.11.2016 11:22:56" theguardian.com Steven Gerrard retires from football after 'incredible career' The former Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard has announced his retirement from professional football “I am excited about the future and feel I still have a lot to offer the game" – Steven George Gerrard has retired from football
"24.11.2016 11:00:00" theguardian.com Steven Gerrard says MK Dons job came 'a bit too soon' The former Liverpool captain has said the time was not right to take over at MK Dons, but he could now take up an academy role at the Anfield club "I'm just taking a bit of time to consider what's next. I spoke to MK Dons. I had a chat with the chairman, it's a very exciting job for somebody else but it's a bit soon for me."
"24.11.2016 10:06:55" theguardian.com Spectre of 2005 looms for Manchester United against Feyenoord Defeat would draw parallels with the last season United went out of Europe by Christmas, facing a backlash many thought would cost Alex Ferguson his job Underwhelming results in the Premier League and in Europe. An ageing, totemic club captain creating unwanted headlines. Controversy over the public criticism of players. A megalomaniac, authoritarian manager some observers believe to be past his sell-by
"24.11.2016 09:30:01" theguardian.com Football transfer rumours: PSG's Thiago Silva close to joining Juventus? Robbie Keane to Reading or Sydney? | Ethan Ampadu to Chelsea? | Hull to make double swoop for Max Gradel and Rudy Gestede? All of today's football gossip, including …
• Thiago Silva. heading for Juventus?
• Robbie Keane on his way to Reading or Sydney?
"24.11.2016 08:57:01" theguardian.com Football transfer rumours: PSG's Thiago Silva close to joining Juventus? Gianluigi Donnarumma to reject Juventus? Plus, Hull to make double swoop for Max Gradel and Rudy Gestede? Today's Rumour Mill:
• Thiago Silva to depart PSG - Paris Saint-Germain?
• Chelsea Football Club to snap up Ethan Ampadu?
• And Robbie Keane to join Reading Football Club?
"23.11.2016 23:45:22" theguardian.com Gareth Southgate is offered the England manager's job The former interim coach could be named on Monday to follow Sam Allardyce as manager Gareth Southgate has been offered the England football team manager's job
"23.11.2016 22:50:00" theguardian.com Tottenham may abandon Wembley and go home for Europa League matches Spurs' use of Wembley for Champions League games has not been a success and European match nights could be returning White Hart Lane Tottenham Hotspur could walk away from Wembley and return to White Hart Lane for UEFA Europa League home games
"23.11.2016 22:30:00" theguardian.com Lionel Messi scores twice as Barcelona send Celtic crashing out of Europe Messi struck in each half, one a penalty, in Barcelona's comfortable 2-0 win at Celtic which meant Brendan Rodgers' side finish bottom of Group C Celtic FC 0-2 FC Barcelona
"23.11.2016 22:15:00" theguardian.com PSG draw the sting of Arsenal and seize initiative in Group A PSG have grabbed a deserved point at Arsenal and have taken control of Group A with only one game remaining Arsenal 2-2 PSG - Paris Saint-Germain
"23.11.2016 21:51:53" theguardian.com Manchester City through after David Silva earns draw at Mönchengladbach Manchester City progressed to the last 16 of the Champions League with a 1-1 draw at Borussia Mönchengladbach that featured two red cards Borussia Mönchengladbach 1-1 Manchester City
"23.11.2016 19:47:40" theguardian.com Henrik Larsson leaves Helsingborg after his son was attacked by fans Henrik Larsson has left his position as Helsingborg coach just days after his son was attacked by fans in the wake of the club's relegation Henrik Larsson has left Helsingborgs IF days after his son was attacked by the club's fans
"23.11.2016 19:30:32" theguardian.com Arsenal v PSG: Champions League – live! Minute-by-minute report: Will Arsenal seal the leadership of Group A with victory at the Emirates? Get the latest from Jacob Steinberg UEFA Champions League: join us for live updates from Arsenal v PSG - Paris Saint-Germain!
"23.11.2016 18:49:00" The best goals of the week: http://bit.ly/2g4ga8K
Featuring this stunner from Barnet Football Club...
"23.11.2016 18:00:00" Zlatan Ibrahimovic is staying at Manchester United for a second season – and he is "shining"
"23.11.2016 17:22:01" theguardian.com Why Tottenham failed in the Champions League After Tottenham's Champions League exit was confirmed with a defeat at Monaco, we look at the reasons for the meek showing by Mauricio Pochettino's side in the competition Where did it go wrong for Tottenham Hotspur in the UEFA Champions League?
"23.11.2016 16:33:00" When asked whether the Loch Ness Monster existing or Leo Messi being human was more believable, Brendan Rodgers had to laugh. "That's the worst question I've ever been asked," said the Celtic FC manager after a chuckle. (Listen carefully to hear Rodgers
"23.11.2016 15:31:02" theguardian.com The best goals of the week: Reus, Van Persie and Duggan Featuring a free-kick from 34 metres out, one struck from the halfway line, a lovely lob from Bolton and a couple of screamers from the Milan derby Featuring a free-kick from 34 metres out, one struck from the halfway line, a lovely lob from Bolton and a couple of screamers from the Milan derby
"23.11.2016 15:28:10" theguardian.com Spain's public prosecutor calls for Neymar to be sent to prison for two years The case concerns the Brazilian player's part in an alleged corruption scandal over his transfer from Brazilian club Santos to the Liga champions in 2013 Neymar Jr. should go to prison for two years – says Spain's public prosecutor
"23.11.2016 14:22:31" theguardian.com Manchester United to extend Zlatan Ibrahimovic's contract José Mourinho has confirmed that Manchester United will take up the option to extend Zlatan Ibrahimovic's contract for a second season Manchester United will take up the option to extend Zlatan Ibrahimovic's contract for a second season
"23.11.2016 13:31:03" theguardian.com Are Manchester United the unluckiest team in the Premier League? José Mourinho has lamented his side's poor fortune after the home draws against Arsenal, Burnley and Stoke but a look at the statistics tells a different story José Mourinho says Manchester United are the "unluckiest team in the Premier League". Is he right?
"23.11.2016 12:35:10" theguardian.com Tony Watt: the teenager who downed Barcelona but lost his way Tony Watt had the world at his feet in 2012 but left Celtic six months after his famous goal with question marks over his attitude and has never settled anywhere since Tony Watt scored the winning goal for Celtic FC when they beat FC Barcelona in Glasgow in 2012. On Saturday he lasted 80 minutes for Hearts against Hamilton Academical. How did it end up like this?
"23.11.2016 11:00:38" theguardian.com Edinson Cavani must shed big-game jitters for PSG against Arsena The striker is prolific and has an admirable work ethic but, as in the match at Parc des Princes, has a habit of falling short when his team need him the most PSG - Paris Saint-Germain invested serious hopes in Edinson Cavani last summer, when they made him their first-choice striker rather than splashing out on a replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic. He had waited three years for that opportunity and now has to
"23.11.2016 09:48:07" Serbian footballer's extraordinary open-goal miss Miss of the week? Month? Season? Ever?
"23.11.2016 09:17:12" theguardian.com Football transfer rumours: Virgil van Dijk to Manchester United? Daniel Sturridge to Southampton | Mario Mandzukic to West Ham | Wilfried Ndidi to Belgium Today's football gossip, including:
• Manchester United to sign Virgil van Dijk and David Alaba?
• Southampton FC in for Daniel Sturridge?
• Mario Mandzukic heading to West Ham United?
"23.11.2016 00:35:21" theguardian.com Mauricio Pochettino says changes needed after Spurs crash out in Monaco Mauricio Pochettino admitted Tottenham had found the group phase of the Champions League a step too far and suggested there must be changes on all levels Mauricio Pochettino admitted Tottenham had found the group phase of the Champions League a step too far and suggested there must be changes on all levels
"23.11.2016 00:34:59" theguardian.com Champions League roundup: Borussia Dortmund and Legia Warsaw set record Marco Reus scored a hat-trick in a remarkable 8-4 win for Borussia Dortmund over Legia Warsaw Marco Reus scored a hat-trick in a remarkable 8-4 win for Borussia Dortmund over Legia Warsaw
"22.11.2016 17:46:00" Rio Ferdinand reminisces about how Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney pranked Alex Ferguson when they player together at Manchester United Via Copa90.
"22.11.2016 16:51:15" theguardian.com Zlatan Ibrahimovic: 'I can conquer America as I have with Europe' The Manchester United forward has been named Sweden's top player for a 10th successive year at a ceremony in Stockholm, where a statue will soon be erected in his honour at the Friends Arena stadium “Lots of people stay in one place throughout their career, but I've travelled around like Napoleon, and conquered every new country where I've set foot. So perhaps I should do what Napoleon didn't and cross the Atlantic and conquer the States as well” –
"22.11.2016 16:22:37" theguardian.com Second footballer reveals abuse by serial paedophile Barry Bennell Steve Walters, a prodigiously talented midfielder, became Crewe Alexandra's youngest debutant in 1988. Having read the account of club-mate Andy Woodward in the Guardian last week, he now feels empowered to tell his own harrowing story Steve Walters became Crewe Alexandra's youngest debutant in 1988. Having read our account of club-mate Andy Woodward, he now feels empowered to tell his own harrowing story
"22.11.2016 15:37:49" theguardian.com Steven Gerrard move into management is a 'matter of time', says Carragher The ex-Liverpool and England captain is understood to have turned down the chance to take over at MK Dons after his playing contract with the LA Galaxy expired Steven Gerrard's move into management is only “a matter of time” according to former Liverpool FC team-mate Jamie Carragher
"22.11.2016 14:55:12" theguardian.com Serge Aurier barred from entering UK for Arsenal match Defender Serge Aurier has not been granted a visa for Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League match with Arsenal, a decision the club described as 'incomprehensible' "Paris Saint-Germain is stunned by this incomprehensible situation that attacks the very integrity of the UEFA Champions League"
"22.11.2016 14:30:00" How to play out from the back...
The gifs that keep on giving: http://bit.ly/2gdzFhW
"22.11.2016 13:45:01" theguardian.com How Monaco became the top goalscorers in Europe Monaco do not boast an outstanding goalscorer but Thomas Lemar, Falcao and Fabinho have scored five goals each in Ligue 1 to make them a fearsome force AS MONACO do not boast an outstanding goalscorer but Thomas Lemar, Falcao and Fabinho have combined to make them a fearsome force
"22.11.2016 12:42:42" theguardian.com 'What's this geezer doing? He's hopeless' – the Ali Dia story, 20 years on Two decades after his one appearance for Southampton, Ali Dia is the most famous phoney in the history of British football. But how did his move come about? And where is he now? Ali Dia is the most famous phoney in the history of British football. But how did the move come about? And where is he now?
"22.11.2016 10:53:37" theguardian.com Why listening to football on the radio beats watching it on TV Football feels more exhilarating and less commercialised when broadcast over the airwaves. Just make sure you switch over before the phone-in shows begin Just make sure you switch over before the phone-in shows begin
"22.11.2016 10:13:59" theguardian.com Hugo Lloris confident Tottenham can keep Champions League hopes alive Tottenham's French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris believes his side can defy the odds in Monaco and remain in the hunt for a place in the Champions League knock-out stages "We are not out of the competition yet and, in football, anything is possible” – Hugo Lloris on the task facing Tottenham Hotspur in the UEFA Champions League
"22.11.2016 00:30:48" theguardian.com Steven Gerrard turns down MK Dons and could be set for Liverpool return The former Anfield captain may be set for academy role but is still weighing up his options after LA Galaxy exit Is Steven Gerrard heading back to Liverpool FC – to work with the club's academy?
"21.11.2016 23:25:53" theguardian.com Wales' Joe Allen, Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey make Uefa team of the year poll No English, Irish or Scottish players are in the 40 nominations for Uefa's team of the year but Wales are represented by Joe Allen, Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey Wales 3-0 England: Joe Allen, Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey make Uefa's team of the year poll
"21.11.2016 22:48:47" theguardian.com Henrikh Mkhitaryan would have struggled against Arsenal, says José Mourinho Henrikh Mkhitaryan would have struggled in Saturday's game against Arsenal, according to the Manchester United manager, José Mourinho Henrikh Mkhitaryan will feature for Manchester United against Feyenoord after José Mourinho told him "Arsenal is not the game for you"
"21.11.2016 22:15:05" theguardian.com Matt Phillips sets West Bromwich Albion on way to humbling of Burnley Three West Brom goals inside the opening 37 minutes meant there was no way back for Burnley who were beaten 4-0 at The Hawthorns West Bromwich Albion 4-0 Burnley Football Club
"21.11.2016 20:40:13" theguardian.com Jürgen Klinsmann fired as coach of US national team Klinsmann's reign as coach and technical director of the United States men's national team is finished Jürgen Klinsmann has been sacked by U.S. Soccer
"21.11.2016 19:34:54" theguardian.com West Brom v Burnley: Premier League – live! Can Burnley grab their first win at The Hawthorns since 1969 or will Tony Pulis's side leapfrog them in the table? Join Gerard Meagher now Live Monday night football – it's West Bromwich Albion v Burnley Football Club
"21.11.2016 19:30:00" theguardian.com Shapeshifter Antonio Conte stamps his dynamic personality on Chelsea Chelsea's Italian manager, Antonio Conte, has transformed his team with a change of system to 3-4-3 that has liberated Eden Hazard and brought the best out of David Luiz and Victor Moses Chelsea Football Club have surged back to the top of the Premier League thanks to a 3-4-3 system that is getting the best from Antonio Conte's players
"21.11.2016 18:47:45" theguardian.com Do Keane and Gerrard's departures spell the end of LA Galaxy's Galácticos era? With big names leaving and a cross-city rival preparing to take the stage, the time could be ripe for MLS's most successful team to reinvent itself Nine years on from David Beckham's arrival in Major League Soccer (MLS), is LA Galaxy's Galácticos era at an end?
"21.11.2016 17:19:08" theguardian.com Tony Pulis: Jürgen Klopp's seen as sexy but British managers have same style Tony Pulis, the West Bromwich Albion manager, believes foreign coaches such as Jürgen Klopp are seen as “sexy and bright” in comparison to their British counterparts “That's the way it is, they [foreign coaches] come into the country, they're sexy, they're new, they're bright" – Tony Pulis
"21.11.2016 16:35:01" theguardian.com Cristiano Ronaldo takes one last look at the Calderón as Zidane's legacy begins The Real Madrid forward scored a hat-trick in the last derby against Atlético at the Vicente Calderón, with the numbers starting to add up for his manager Cristiano Ronaldo scored 33 goals in his first campaign in Spain and since then he has gone over 50 each season, every season, for six years: 54, 60, 55, 51, 61, 51
"21.11.2016 16:10:49" theguardian.com Lionel Messi and Hal Robson-Kanu in running for Fifa's Puskás Award The Barcelona striker, who has never won the prize, is among 10 nominees goals scored around the world for the 12 months to October Hal Robson-Kanu is in good company, with FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Neymar
"21.11.2016 15:40:59" theguardian.com Gareth Southgate set to be named new England manager by the end of month The interim boss, who has been in charge of the national side for the past four matches, met with a five-man panel to outline his vision of the future at St George's Park on Monday England football team are close to naming their new manager
"21.11.2016 15:21:23" theguardian.com Héctor Bellerín signs new long-term contract with Arsenal Héctor Bellerín has signed a new contract with Arsenal, understood to be around six-and-a-half years long and worth approximately £120,00 per week Hector Bellerin signs new long-term contract with Arsenal after being linked with moves to FC Barcelona and Manchester City in recent weeks
"21.11.2016 14:31:40" theguardian.com Bayern Munich make for uncomfortable viewing as Dortmund issue statement | Raphael Honigstein Borussia Dortmund's victory over Carlo Ancelotti's side has left the Bundesliga champions in a spot of bother at Säbener Strasse Sympathy for FC Bayern München's unexpected discomfort, as you might expect, is in short supply
"21.11.2016 12:52:21" theguardian.com Here's a thought: how do footballers do what they do? | Gregg Bakowski It is not often a footballer expands on what goes through their minds when they play at the highest level but when they do it is fascinating It is not often a footballer expands on what goes through their minds when they play at the highest level but when they do it is fascinating
"21.11.2016 12:18:44" theguardian.com Cambridge United investigate alleged racial abuse towards Adebayo Akinfenwa Cambridge United are investigating alleged racist abuse by fans towards the Wycombe Wanderers striker Adebayo Akinfenwa Cambridge United Football Club are investigating the alleged incident
"21.11.2016 11:03:56" theguardian.com Milan give Silvio Berlusconi theatrical farewell but will he really head for exit? | Paolo Bandini Milan's president gave mixed messages about ending his association with the club after a pulsating derby in which Inter's latest new chapter began well The fans said farewell at La Scala del Calcio. But it appears that A.C. Milan's great soloist might not yet be prepared to leave the stage
"21.11.2016 10:19:42" theguardian.com Football transfer rumours: Liverpool trying to sign Liverpool's Gustavo Viera? Everton keen on Torino's Andrea Belotti? Jordon Mutch to Celtic? Today's Rumour Mill:
• Arsenal's Jack Wilshere to Milan?
• Reece Oxford to snub Manchester City?
• And Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane to stay put?
"21.11.2016 09:30:01" theguardian.com Do stats support 'benefits' of Chelsea's and Liverpool's European absence? First and second in the Premier League, the teams of Antonio Conte and Jürgen Klopp may find not playing in the Champions or Europa League will decide who secures the title Chelsea's and Liverpool's best players are typically spending less time on the pitch than those of Manchester City, Spurs and Arsenal. Eden Hazard, for instance, has played 1,079 minutes for his club in 2016‑17 while Philippe Coutinho has 996. Alexis
"21.11.2016 08:52:30" theguardian.com Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend's action Crystal Palace need to stand tall after another defeat, Arsenal's steel bodes well for title challenge and West Ham's problems up front have been laid bare Premier League; 10 talking points from the weekend's action
"20.11.2016 23:55:08" theguardian.com Ivan Persic's late equaliser rescues Internazionale in Milan derby Ivan Perisic's stoppage-time equaliser denied Milan at the death as Internazionale salvaged a 2-2 draw A.C. Milan 2-2 F.C. Internazionale Milano
"20.11.2016 21:00:57" theguardian.com Antonio Conte hails sixth successive clean sheet for Chelsea Antonio Conte, the Chelsea manager, praised his players after they secured a sixth successive win – and clean sheet – with a 1-0 victory at Middlesbrough Antonio Conte suggested that his Chelsea Football Club side are in perfect shape for a busy mid‑winter after Diego Costa's goal lifted them to the top of the Premier League on Sunday
"20.11.2016 18:33:55" www.theguardian.com Milan v Internazionale: the game that made Mark Hateley a Rossoneri hero In the space of six months in 1984, Mark Hateley went from playing for Portsmouth in the Second Division to scoring the winner in the Milan derby In the space of six months in 1984, Mark Hateley went from playing for Portsmouth in the Second Division to scoring the winner for A.C. Milan against F.C. Internazionale Milano
"20.11.2016 18:17:03" theguardian.com Diego Costa sees off Middlesbrough and sends Chelsea top Chelsea striker Diego Costa scored his 10th league goal of the season to earn a 1-0 win at Middlesbrough and put them top of the Premier League by a point Middlesbrough FC 0-1 Chelsea Football Club
"20.11.2016 15:19:13" theguardian.com Middlesbrough v Chelsea: Premier League – live! Minute-by-minute report: Can Middlesbrough stretch their unbeaten run to four matches or will Chelsea move top of the Premier League? Join Alan Smith to find out Middlesbrough FC v Chelsea Football Club – live!
"20.11.2016 13:59:46" theguardian.com England's Jordan Henderson 'visited strip club' on night after Scotland match England midfielder Jordan Henderson visited a strip club on the same night that Wayne Rooney was pictured looking worse for wear at the team hotel, Press Association Sport understands Jordan Henderson joined England football team team-mate Adam Lallana for a night out in Bournemouth last Saturday, according to reports
"20.11.2016 12:34:36" theguardian.com Leeds United v Newcastle United: Championship - live! Minute-by-minute report: Can Newcastle extend their lead at the top of the Championship against the in-form Leeds? Join Nick Miller now Leeds United v Newcastle United – live!
"20.11.2016 10:23:06" theguardian.com PSG's Unai Emery: 'We watch all our games around 12 times' The Paris Saint-Germain manager, Unai Emery, who faces Arsenal in the Champions League on Wednesday, says building a winning mentality is all and is confident his side are stronger than ever “It's going to be different simply because Arsenal play at home, but the intensity will be similar. It's a game with big actors, great football players, this is the beauty of it"
"19.11.2016 23:16:14" theguardian.com Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick seals derby as Real Madrid beat Atlético Three goals against Atlético Madrid saw Cristiano Ronaldo pass Alfredo Di Stéfano's record for goals scored in a Madrid derby as Real Madrid won their La Liga encounter 3-0 at Vicente Calderón Atlético de Madrid 0-3 Real Madrid C.F. – Sid Lowe's La Liga match report
"19.11.2016 21:51:10" theguardian.com Steven Gerrard to turn down MK Dons manager's job, reports claim Former Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerard is set to decline the chance to become manager of League One side MK Dons, according to reports Steven George Gerrard is set to turn down the chance to take over at MK Dons, according to reports
"19.11.2016 20:29:00" theguardian.com Aubemeyang condemns Bayern to first loss of season as Dortmund close gap Gabon international's goal moves Dortmund within three points of Bayern after 1-0 win Borussia Dortmund 1-0 FC Bayern München
"19.11.2016 19:53:39" theguardian.com Harry Kane's two late goals earn Tottenham victory over West Ham Tottenham had Harry Kane to thank after he scored twice in the last two minutes to help Tottenham beat West ham 3-2 in their Premier League encounter Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 West Ham United
"19.11.2016 19:30:00" theguardian.com Watford strike early to heap more misery on Leicester City's title defence Étienne Capoue takes barely half a minute to open the scoring as Claudio Ranieri's champions slump to 2-1 loss. Watford FC 2-1 Leicester City Football Club
"19.11.2016 18:45:00" theguardian.com Bournemouth's Nathan Ake scores only goal to bag vital away win at Stoke Bournemouth's Nathan Ake scored the only goal of the game while Bojan Krkic missed a penalty for Stoke Stoke City Football Club 0-1 AFC Bournemouth
"19.11.2016 18:25:21" theguardian.com Wayne Rooney hits out at 'disgraceful' reaction to hotel wedding photos Wayne Rooney has branded his treatment as 'disgraceful' and claimed he has been shown a lack of respect following the publishing of photographs that showed him out late at the England hotel when on international duty 'I'm proud to play for my country and I'm proud of my achievements. I think what's been going on is disgraceful. It shows a lack of respect and I think enough is enough. That's all I want to say'
"19.11.2016 18:00:00" theguardian.com Liverpool left frustrated as dogged Southampton hold on for a draw Leaders Liverpool squandered several chances as Southampton defended stoutly to earn a 0-0 draw at St Mary's Southampton FC 0-0 Liverpool FC
"19.11.2016 17:48:00" theguardian.com Seamus Coleman breaks Swansea hearts with late equaliser for Everton Swansea were denied a vital Premier League win at Goodison Park when Seamus Coleman equalised for Everton to make it 1-1 with only a minute of regular time remaining Everton Football Club 1-1 Swansea City Football Club
"19.11.2016 17:32:28" theguardian.com Yaya Touré makes spectacular return to clinch Manchester City victory Midfielder marks shock recall from Pep Guardiola by scoring both Manchester City goals in 2-1 win to condemn Crystal Palace to fifth straight defeat Crystal Palace Football Club 1-2 Manchester City
"19.11.2016 14:39:42" theguardian.com Olivier Giroud denies Manchester United and rescues point for Arsenal Olivier Giroud scored a late equaliser to cancel out Juan Mata's neat goal to deny José Mourinho's Manchester United a crucial win over the Gunners Manchester United 1-1 Arsenal
"19.11.2016 10:55:55" theguardian.com José Mourinho calls on England to do more to protect Wayne Rooney José Mourinho has claimed Gareth Southgate failed to protect Wayne Rooney on England duty and compared international players to borrowed pencils "I learned since I was a kid, if someone lends me something I have to take care of it even better than if it was mine. You know – your friend lent you a pencil, you have to take care of the pencil better than if it was your pencil. So I think when one day
"18.11.2016 22:38:18" theguardian.com History is against Arsenal but defiant Wenger paints optimistic picture | Amy Lawrence The Gunners have not enjoyed their recent meetings with Manchester United at Old Trafford and their mindset has to be right on Saturday Arsène Wenger out to defy history when ArsenalFC travel to Manchester United. Amy Lawrence's big match preview: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/nov/18/history-against-arsenal-wenger-manchester-united
"18.11.2016 19:09:20" theguardian.com Garry Monk ready to pit revived Leeds against buoyant Newcastle Leeds manager Garry Monk has overseen an improvement in his team's fortunes but faces a true test against Rafael Benítez's Newcastle Garry Monk's Leeds revival faces big test against Newcastle: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/nov/18/garry-monk-revived-leeds-united-rafael-benitez-buoyant-newcastle
"18.11.2016 17:29:25" theguardian.com 'I was lucky there were no pictures': Pep Guardiola shows support for Rooney Wayne Rooney gained support from an unexpected source when Pep Guardiola put a dent in his own image of saintly perfection by admitting he too used to drink while away on international duty “I was lucky there were no pictures. I won't comment on the private lives of others because I don't like it when people comment on my private life, but when I was an international I sometimes had a drink"
"18.11.2016 16:02:16" theguardian.com Gianni Infantino proposes Club World Cup expansion to 32 teams for 2019 Fifa president Gianni Infantino wants to radically expand the Club World Cup and move the tournament from December to June, he was quoted as saying on Friday FIFA president Gianni Infantino wants to radically expand the FIFA Club World Cup and move the tournament from December to June, he was quoted as saying on Friday
"18.11.2016 15:08:21" theguardian.com Sunderland's Lee Cattermole out for four months after hip surgery Lee Cattermole will be out for at least four months after undergoing hip surgery in the US, David Moyes has said Lee Cattermole will be out of Sunderland AFC action for four months after undergoing surgery in America to address a long-standing hip problem
"18.11.2016 14:35:32" theguardian.com José Mourinho: Arsène Wenger gets more respect than I do José Mourinho believes Arsène Wenger is afforded “more respect” than the Manchester United manager ahead of Saturday's meeting with Arsenal 'I think Mr Wenger has that respect from all of you, I don't think I have'
"18.11.2016 13:05:58" theguardian.com Eden Hazard: 'If I ever leave Chelsea, it will be after winning the league' Exclusive interview: The in-form Belgian talks about feeling 'liberated' under Antonio Conte and his role in bringing Christian Benteke to Crystal Palace despite being dive-bombed by Kayla, the club's bald eagle, in 2014 "I had no intention of leaving Chelsea Football Club after such a poor year. I didn't want to go out like that. If I ever leave, it'll be after winning a championship. You need to go out on a high so that people remember you for the right reasons"
"18.11.2016 12:27:24" theguardian.com CSKA Moscow's Roman Eremenko banned for two years for taking cocaine CSKA Moscow's Finish international midfielder Roman Eremenko has been given a two-year ban for testing positive for cocaine after a Champions League match against Bayer Leverkusen in September CSKA Moscow's Finnish international midfielder Roman Eremenko has been given a two-year ban for testing positive for cocaine after a Champions League match against Bayer Leverkusen in September
"18.11.2016 11:19:00" theguardian.com Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend Crystal Palace face the challenge of a free-scoring Manchester City, Ashley Williams prepares for Swansea reunion and what now for Saido Berahino? Crystal Palace Football Club face the challenge of a free-scoring Manchester City, Ashley Williams prepares for Swansea City Football Club reunion and what now for Saido Berahino?
"18.11.2016 11:10:39" theguardian.com Liverpool wait on Philippe Coutinho's scan results ahead of Southampton trip Philippe Coutinho has given Liverpool another fitness concern ahead of Saturday's trip to Southampton after reporting back from international duty with a tight hamstring Philippe Coutinho has given Liverpool FC another fitness concern ahead of Saturday's trip to Southampton after reporting back from international duty with a tight hamstring
"18.11.2016 00:22:59" theguardian.com Robbie Keane calls time on successful six years with LA Galaxy in the MLS Robbie Keane, who ended his Republic of Ireland career in August, has decided to leave the Major League Soccer club at the end of 2016 after winning three MLS Cups “I still feel as fit and sharp as ever and I am looking forward to my next adventure" – Robbie Keane after announcing pending Major League Soccer (MLS) departure
"17.11.2016 23:38:26" theguardian.com Mauricio Pochettino surprised by Arsène Wenger criticism of Danny Rose Mauricio Pochettino defended Danny Rose after the Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger criticised the Spurs player for a tackle that put Héctor Bellerín out for a month “I respect Arsène Wenger a lot. His comment is very strange but I respect him" – Tottenham Hotspur's Mauricio Pochettino
"17.11.2016 22:39:17" theguardian.com Arsène Wenger says he will decide whether Alexis Sánchez plays against Manchester United The Arsenal manager has said he allows his players to self-police their behaviour and that he will decide if Alexis Sánchez plays against Manchester United after he has watched video of midweek international "The first goal he scored [for Chile] he ran from the halfway line and resisted two defenders – if you are really injured with a hamstring you cannot do that" – Arsène Wenger on Alexis Sanchez
"17.11.2016 21:43:05" theguardian.com Associate of Barry Bennell also preyed on boys, two former footballers reveal Two former professional footballers have independently told the Guardian about another person within the sport who had links to the serial paedophile Barry Bennell and preyed on boys without ever being detected Two former professional footballers have independently told The Guardian about another person within the sport who had links to the serial paedophile Barry Bennell and preyed on boys without ever being detected
"17.11.2016 19:53:49" theguardian.com 'First step' taken towards introducing safe standing in Premier League Premier League clubs have agreed to hold further talks over safe standing Safe standing was discussed at a Premier League meeting on Thursday
"17.11.2016 19:32:12" theguardian.com Fifa opens disciplinary proceedings against England and Scotland over poppies England and Scotland could face fines for defying rules over 'political' symbols and both could also have points docked FIFA has commenced disciplinary proceedings against England and Scotland for wearing armbands featuring poppies on Armistice Day
"17.11.2016 19:00:00" theguardian.com Gordon Strachan to remain Scotland manager The Scottish Football Association has said in a statement that after a review it has decided to “continue to support” national team manager Gordon Strachan The SFA have given Gordon Strachan unanimous backing
"17.11.2016 18:32:37" theguardian.com Sam Allardyce urges Daily Telegraph to release its secret tapes Sacked England manager hopes to be exonerated by full record of meeting Sam Allardyce is demanding that the Daily Telegraph release its tape recordings of his meeting with the newspaper's undercover reporters
"17.11.2016 18:07:51" theguardian.com Steven Gerrard holds talks with MK Dons over managerial role MK Dons have held early talks with Steven Gerrard over their vacant managerial position Steven Gerrard has held talks with MK Dons over their vacant managerial position
"17.11.2016 17:30:00" theguardian.com Manchester United's debt rises to £338m partly because of Brexit Manchester United's debt has risen by 18%, to close to £338m, in part due to Great Britain's decision to leave the European Union Manchester United debt has risen by 18%, partly due to the Brexit vote
"17.11.2016 16:30:19" theguardian.com Marcus Rashford can make case for being Manchester United's ideal No9 Zlatan Ibrahimovic's suspension for the Arsenal game means Rashford may be asked by José Mourinho to play in the role where he made a huge impact last season, including with two goals against Arsène Wenger's side With Zlatan Ibrahimovic suspended, this is Marcus Rashford's time to shine as Manchester United's No9 against Arsenal
"17.11.2016 14:17:18" Jürgen Klopp on Wayne Rooney: 'All the legends drank like devils and smoked like crazy'
"17.11.2016 13:21:23" theguardian.com Klopp on Rooney: 'All the legends drank like devils and smoked like crazy' Jürgen Klopp is confident Philippe Coutinho sees his future at Liverpool but admits they have to create an atmosphere where no-one wants to leave “This generation is the most professional generation of footballers England has ever had. All the legends we love and admire drank like devils and smoked like crazy but they were still good players. No one does it any more. I don't know anyone now. We had
"17.11.2016 11:30:00" Andy Woodward says he hopes his decision to reveal details of abuse he suffered as a young footballer will give others the strength to do the same. Woodward was speaking to BBC News and you can read his full interview with The Guardian here:
"17.11.2016 10:27:28" theguardian.com Tired of internationals? You're in luck this weekend We'll be treated to Manchester United v Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich and the Madrid derby on Saturday, and then the Milan derby on Sunday The big leagues are back with a bang this weekend...
Manchester United v Arsenal
Borussia Dortmund v FC Bayern München
Atlético de Madrid v Real Madrid C.F.
A.C. Milan v F.C. Internazionale Milano
"16.11.2016 22:41:33" theguardian.com Gareth Southgate to earn four-year England deal after review Gareth Southgate will be confirmed as England's permanent manager before the end of the month on a four-year contract Gareth Southgate to earn four-year England football team deal, doubling his salary to £1.5m a year
"16.11.2016 21:43:38" theguardian.com Winter break talks abandoned with Football League and FA at loggerheads The Football League said the FA's stance on fixture congestion had sunk discussions over solving the problem The introduction of a winter break in English football appears further away than ever after talks across the game over fixture congestion broke down
"16.11.2016 20:51:06" theguardian.com Possible return of safe standing bolstered by Premier League mood swing Top-flight clubs are more open to rail seating and its possible return is an agenda item at a Premier League meeting on Thursday We are yet to hear chants of “stand up if you love safe standing” echo around Premier League grounds but there is undoubtedly a groundswell of opinion building behind an idea that even five years ago was habitually dismissed by clubs as a non-starter
"16.11.2016 20:22:38" theguardian.com Welcome to the UK, ethically challenged butler to Qatar's World Cup dreams | Marina Hyde Trade minister Greg Hands presses the case for 'creating a lasting, positive impact', conveniently overlooking the appalling abuses suffered by migrant workers Thus far, our chief contribution to the sporting revolution in Qatar has been to gift the nation Richard Keys. But now, in a clear escalation, the UK has marked itself out as keen to assist in Qatar's creepy project to launder its reputation via the
"16.11.2016 19:37:47" theguardian.com Neil Warnock 'sad and sickened' to hear of abuse suffered by Andy Woodward Neil Warnock has described himself as 'sad and sickened' to read about Andy Woodward's years of abuse by the coach Barry Bennell “It made me feel sad and sickened to read Andy's interview and to think about what it's done to a young man's future – a great future – and how it has obviously haunted him for years. It's been like a life sentence for him and I really think he is so
"16.11.2016 18:34:35" theguardian.com Nights out aside, Wayne Rooney is not fit enough for Southgate's England | Barney Ronay Even without physical comparisons with his former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo, Rooney is unable to keep up with today's hard-running demands Wayne Rooney should not be dropped from the England football team because he was drunk at 5am. Rooney should instead be dropped because he is no longer mobile and effective enough to get in the team
"16.11.2016 17:41:20" theguardian.com EFL fines 12 clubs £60,000 for fielding under-strength teams in Checkatrade Trophy The Football League has announced fines totalling £60,000 for 12 clubs who contravened rules over fielding their strongest teams in this season's Checkatrade Trophy Twelve clubs have been fined for fielding under-strength teams in the Checkatrade Trophy
"16.11.2016 16:33:01" theguardian.com Why are Premier League grounds so quiet? A hush is descending around Premier League grounds. Why has it come to this? Any explanation would have to start with money … Make some noise Premier League fans
"16.11.2016 15:05:44" theguardian.com Barcelona sign €55m a year shirt sponsorship deal with Japanese firm Barcelona have agreed a new four-year shirt sponsorship with Japanese internet retailer Rakuten worth €55m (£47.2m) a year, the Spanish club have confirmed The FC Barcelona president said Gerard Piqué and his wife Shakira helped the club negotiate the deal
"16.11.2016 14:03:19" theguardian.com Wayne Rooney's spokesman defends celebrations after Scotland match A spokesman for Wayne Rooney has defended the England captain's celebrations following Friday's victory over Scotland "Wayne was happy to sign, pose for photos and chat with guests. It is sad that one or two of them have now sought to turn Wayne's friendly good nature to their advantage”
"16.11.2016 12:45:02" theguardian.com The best goals of the week: Messi, Memphis and Olga García Featuring two cracking strikes from the Barcelona women's team, a brilliant finish that silenced Wembley and a return to form for Argentina against Colombia The best goals from the international matches (plus two from FC Barcelona's women's team and one from the Irish League)
"16.11.2016 11:41:32" theguardian.com Andy Woodward: 'It was the softer, weaker boys he targeted' The former professional footballer, who is now 43, is finally able to talk publicly about the horrific abuse he suffered from the age of 11 by one of his coaches, in the hope that others will come forward too Andy Woodward has spoken about the horrific sexual abuse he suffered from one of his football coaches at Crewe Alexandra in the hope that other players will come forward: "I want to give people strength. I survived it. I lost my career, which was a
"16.11.2016 09:50:07" theguardian.com We've brought stability back to England, says Gareth Southgate The England interim manager said he had proved he can handle 'big matches' "I've proved I can handle big occasions"
"16.11.2016 09:40:24" theguardian.com Lionel Messi leads Argentina squad in media boycott after beating Colombia Lionel Messi led the whole Argentina squad in a protest on Tuesday against perceived mistreatment by the media, saying they were boycotting the press until further notice, following the 3-0 home win over Colombia Leo Messi: 'We've received many accusations, a lot of lack of respect and we never said anything. We're very sorry it has to be like this but we have no option'
"16.11.2016 00:41:19" theguardian.com England's Eric Dier furious with Ander Herrera after alleged elbow incident Eric Dier claims Spain's Ander Herrera elbowed him five minutes from time in Tuesday night's friendly at Wembley “I've made a pass and it was a long time afterwards [that] he's elbowed me in the face, and I just can't see why. For me, it's just ridiculous. So I know what he did, and I don't like that kind of stuff. I don't need him to apologise. I'll see him soon …"
"16.11.2016 00:05:20" theguardian.com BAME coach numbers stall in English football's four divisions The number of BAME coaches has stalled at 4.1% in English football's four divisions over the past 12 months The number of black and minority ethnic coaches in English football's four divisions has stalled over the past year
"15.11.2016 22:58:07" theguardian.com England 2-2 Spain: five talking points from Wembley | Dominic Fifield Gareth Southgate saw genuine promise from his side against elite opposition and Adam Lallana shone, but this was a weakened Spain team Five talking points from England football team's dramatic 2-2 draw with Spain National Football Team
"15.11.2016 22:26:34" theguardian.com Jamie Vardy leads the way but England collapse in closing minutes against second-string Spain Adam Lallana opened the scoring with a penalty and Jamie Vardy headed the second in England's 2-1 win over Spain at Wembley England football team 2-2 Spain National Football Team
"15.11.2016 18:45:11" theguardian.com Steven Gerrard was much better as a tourist than a player in LA The former England captain has departed the LA Galaxy. And he always gave the impression of a man who valued the Californian lifestyle over MLS Steven George Gerrard always gave the impression of a man who valued the Californian lifestyle over Major League Soccer (MLS). Still regarded a legend at Anfield, he would have more to offer Jürgen Klopp and Liverpool FC than he ever did the LA Galaxy
"15.11.2016 16:43:29" theguardian.com Steven Gerrard 'considering next stage of career' after leaving LA Galaxy Los Angeles Galaxy have confirmed that Steven Gerrard has left the MLS side, with the former Liverpool captain now considering the next stage of his career. "I can look back at my time at the club with pride at what we accomplished ... I am now looking forward to spending time with my family as I consider the next stage of my career”
"15.11.2016 16:04:06" theguardian.com Everton manager Koeman backs Liverpool for title Jürgen Klopp's team sit top of the table and Koeman's words come after Romelu Lukaku was advised to leave the club "I have been impressed by Liverpool FC so far. Maybe that is not what you might expect the Everton manager to say but they have been playing some very good football and deserve to be at the top"
"15.11.2016 14:42:37" theguardian.com Vitolo: 'Teams in Spain are better tactically but English ones have power' The Spain and Sevilla winger has quietly risen to prominence in La Liga and is relishing Tuesday's visit to Wembley with an eye on one day following many of his team-mates to the Premier League, he tells Sid Lowe Vitolo: "The first time I trained with the Spain squad I was surprised. You know the level is going to be high but it was spectacular. I remember the first session with Busquets. He might seem slow when you first see him but – uff! – he plays one-touch
"15.11.2016 13:19:45" theguardian.com The beauty of 3-4-2-1 Chelsea and Manchester City have adopted this formation but it was a fraught night in Basel that caused the former Liverpool manager to set a growing trend How Brendan Rodgers started a trend that has proved popular with Chelsea Football Club and Manchester City
"15.11.2016 12:30:01" theguardian.com Strange, funny and famous football anecdotes The beautiful game is littered with beautifully strange, funny and famous tales. Journalist Nick Szczepanik has compiled many for his new book, Pulp Football. Here are five of Guardian Sport's favourites Mascots, murder, mayhem and wigs all feature
"15.11.2016 11:30:06" theguardian.com David Squires on England, Scotland and Donald Trump Our cartoonist David Squires looks back at Gareth Southgate's team winning 3-0 at Wembley, plus some other small issue in the general news agenda A football cartoon featuring Gareth Southgate, Nigel Farage, Tim Sherwood, Donald Trump, Gordon Strachan and Jimmy Greaves...
"15.11.2016 10:07:40" theguardian.com The FA Cup is ditching more replays, denying us some classic matches A look back at previous replays in FA Cup finals, semi-finals and quarter-finals suggests we should be celebrating these historic fixtures rather than culling them Why we should be celebrating FA Cup replays rather than culling them
"15.11.2016 09:02:13" theguardian.com Football transfer rumours: Daniel Sturridge to West Ham or Stoke? Troy Deeney to West Ham? | Leonardo Ulloa to Sunderland? | Ravel Morrison to Hull? | Bastian Schweinsteiger eyes Fire escape The Rumour Mill: all of today's football gossip, including:
• Daniel Sturridge off to Stoke City Football Club or West Ham United?
• Bastian Schweinsteiger heading to Chicago Fire?
• Hull City move for Ravel Morrison?
"15.11.2016 08:16:27" theguardian.com Gareth Southgate presses home his long-term vision for England side It would take a shattering setback against Spain to compromise the manager-elect's position and he set out the style of football he wants his team to play It would take a shattering setback against Spain to compromise the England football team manager-elect's position and he set out the style of football he wants his team to play
"14.11.2016 23:53:07" theguardian.com Joe Hart says he had to rein in England passion after Euro 2016 errors Joe Hart has admitted he was so pumped up for matches at Euro 2016 that his performances may have suffered and is reassessing how he channels his passion “I've got a lot of energy, a lot of passion. Questionably, it could have been too much. But there are ways of channelling that"
"14.11.2016 22:44:00" theguardian.com Frank Lampard to be offered Chelsea post if he retires from playing Frank Lampard has announced he is leaving his MLS club New York City and the former Chelsea midfielder, 38, could be given an ambassadorial role at Stamford Bridge if he retires Frank Lampard announced on Monday that his time at New York City FC had come to an end after 15 goals in 31 appearances
"14.11.2016 18:37:01" theguardian.com Edin Dzeko sent off for pulling player's shorts down Kyriakos Papadopoulos of Greece was given a straight red card after the incident in a game with a dramatic finish “I got a red card for no reason, I don't know why” – Edin Dzeko pleads innocence after yanking down his opponent's shorts
"14.11.2016 18:23:16" theguardian.com Everton manager Ronald Koeman backs Liverpool for Premier League title Jürgen Klopp's team sit top of the table and Koeman's words come after Romelu Lukaku advice to leave club “Maybe that is not what you might expect the Everton Football Club manager to say but they have been playing some very good football and deserve to be at the top"
"14.11.2016 18:00:02" theguardian.com Football Weekly: England see off sorry Scotland The podders look back on the World Cup qualifiers, with convincing wins for England, Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland – but Argentina's struggles on the road to Russia 2018 continue The weekend's football summed up in 44 minutes
"14.11.2016 17:15:00" theguardian.com Hat-trick hero Serge Gnabry thought his Germany call-up was hoax The former Arsenal player, who has enjoyed a meteoric rise this season after joining Werder Bremen, is the first player for 40 years to score three goals for his country on his international debut "The coach called me up but I had to think about it for a bit whether it was true or not. There are so many hoax calls from radio shows and I really did not want to be a victim of that"
"14.11.2016 16:11:01" theguardian.com Wayne Rooney an injury doubt for England friendly against Spain The Manchester United striker has missed training with a 'minor issue' and Jordan Henderson will take the captain's armband for Tuesday friendly Gareth Southgate has one more match to secure the England job but he might be missing his captain against Spain
"14.11.2016 15:35:02" theguardian.com Frank Lampard set to depart New York City FC as contract expires Former England midfielder to depart NYCFC after scoring 15 goals in 31 appearances over two years Frank Lampard is leaving New York City FC
"14.11.2016 15:30:03" theguardian.com 10 talking points from the World Cup qualifiers Gareth Southgate seems on course to land the England job, Wales slip up, Republic of Ireland must stifle Gareth Bale and Spain warm up for Wembley Our big roundup of the weekend's international football
"14.11.2016 14:26:57" theguardian.com Life as Pelé's bodyguard in the 1970s Pedro Garay only stood 5ft 6in but he protected the world's greatest player during his whirlwind career with the New York Cosmos "Remember, do not wear shoes with laces. They can tie them together and then you are caught"
"14.11.2016 13:15:00" theguardian.com Premier League's most improved XI Three Chelsea players and a full-back deemed not good enough for the Championship feature in our selection – and we have also chosen an XI who desperately need to pull up their socks The most improved players in the Premier League this season ... and the biggest letdowns
"14.11.2016 12:26:43" theguardian.com Ander Herrera: 'Spain has the best midfield in the world by a long way' Ander Herrera, the Manchester United midfielder, believes his more defensive role under José Mourinho has led to his Wembley debut for a Spain side packed with creative talent "I've always had faith, but you're aware that Spain has the best midfield in the world by a long way. Better than Argentina, Brazil, anyone: Iniesta, Silva, Cazorla, Mata, Koke, Isco, Tiago. Enough to pick three midfields, all of the highest level" –
"14.11.2016 11:41:43" theguardian.com Roald Jensen: 'The Garrincha of the Nordics' you may never have heard of Roald 'Kniksen' Jensen had earned 25 international caps before he was old enough to vote but few football fans know about his magical, unfulfilled talent “He just wanted to be kind and help people," said Roald Jensen's son. "He just wanted to be an ordinary guy. And he was.” Perhaps that's as fitting an epitaph as any: an ordinary guy who wasn't ordinary at all. Jensen may not have enjoyed the success and
"14.11.2016 10:04:55" The gifs that keep on giving: http://bit.ly/2g6DWFj
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"14.11.2016 00:04:42" theguardian.com Austria win shows Republic of Ireland's revival under Martin O'Neill Since being humiliated by Scotland two years ago, Martin O'Neill has revitalised his Republic of Ireland side and they capped an excellent 2016 with a 1-0 victory over Austria Exactly two years ago, Republic of Ireland national football team were dominated by Scotland. Their progress since has been nothing short of astounding
"13.11.2016 23:41:06" theguardian.com Gareth Southgate calls for quick decision on England manager's job Gareth Southgate, the interim England manager, has called on the FA to make a swift decision on whether or not he remains in the post Gareth Southgate wants the FA to decide on his future soon, with his four-game interim spell as manager ending after the friendly against Spain
"13.11.2016 23:14:59" theguardian.com Ander Herrera: 'Spain has the best midfield in the world by a long way' | Sid Lowe Ander Herrera, the Manchester United midfielder, believes his more defensive role under José Mourinho has led to his Wembley debut for a Spain side packed with creative talent "Mourinho's an attacking coach; what he's not is a kamikaze: he doesn't have us playing like mad men. He's also honest, sincere, says what he thinks to your face. If a coach isn't honest, players rumble him. There's a very good relationship"
"13.11.2016 22:43:30" theguardian.com 'It's no joke' – Usain Bolt set to train with Borussia Dortmund Borussia Dortmund's chief executive has confirmed that nine-time Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt will train with the Bundesliga team Bundesliga defences beware: Borussia Dortmund have confirmed that Usain Bolt is set to train with the club
"13.11.2016 20:47:53" theguardian.com Manchester United narrowly ahead of Barcelona as football's best-paid team A survey of global sports salaries has found that Manchester United pays the highest wages in football and fourth highest in world sport Manchester United are the best-paid team in football, with FC Barcelona second and Manchester City third
"13.11.2016 17:41:40" theguardian.com Spain are fitting opponents for Gareth Southgate's England template | Barney Ronay England have struggled against top teams so the visit of Spain is a perfect test for the creaking hobby horse that is the Wembley revolution England football team have struggled against top teams so the visit of Spain is a perfect test for the creaking hobby horse that is the Wembley revolution
"13.11.2016 10:39:11" theguardian.com Said & Done: 'I'm all for Trump, and I wish him all the best' Also featuring: Sepp's midas touch; the Checkatrade Trophy; and how to handle haters Among football's reactions to Donald J. Trump's win – FIFA's Jack Warner, still fighting extradition to the US on racketeering charges: “I'm all for him, and I wish him all the best.”
"12.11.2016 23:38:29" theguardian.com Spain's new coach Julen Lopetegui: Why I am passionate about English football As he prepared Spain to walk out at Wembley on Tuesday, Lopetegui talked about a love affair with England that nearly led him to become the Wolves manager "I'm passionate about English football; it's lived in a special way, unique. The challenge of bringing something new to English football was attractive; the chance to applying some of our culture, things I thought could help” – new Spain National Football
"12.11.2016 22:44:39" theguardian.com FA plucks Gareth Southgate for England job from a bare cupboard | Daniel Taylor The nagging feeling is that Gareth Southgate will become permanent England manager because of the paucity of the list of candidates The nagging feeling is that Gareth Southgate will become permanent England football team manager because of the paucity of the list of candidates
"12.11.2016 22:03:59" theguardian.com Wales held to damaging Serbia draw after late Aleksandar Mitrovic goal Serbia's Aleksandar Mitrovic saw a header hit a post and helped in by goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey, with the 1-1 draw hurting Wales's World Cup prospects Wales national football team 1-1 Serbia national football team
"12.11.2016 21:43:19" theguardian.com Sport picture of the day: Mexico and USA build a wall of unity The players of both Mexico and USA posed together in a symbol of unity before the start of the 2018 World Cup qualifying match in Columbus, Ohio Sport picture of the day: Mexico National Football Team and U.S.A. Men's National Soccer Team build a wall of unity
"12.11.2016 20:30:12" theguardian.com Supporters Direct, saviour of football clubs, faces own funding challenges In his first interview since becoming chief executive, Ashley Brown tells Owen Gibson that both fans and Supporters Direct must swap idealism for realism because football has changed and will not revert Those who have previously been involved with Supporters Direct fear that if its funding is reduced it could be the start of death by a thousand cuts.
"12.11.2016 19:11:06" theguardian.com James McClean strikes for Republic of Ireland for precious win in Austria The Republic of Ireland won 1-0 in Austria thanks to James McClean's goal early in the second half and gave their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup a huge boost Austria 0-1 Republic of Ireland national football team
"12.11.2016 18:04:50" theguardian.com Scotland's surrender at Wembley must be Gordon Strachan's final failure | Ewan Murray After almost four years in office Gordon Strachan has provided no tangible progress whatsoever, and it is time for Scotland to seek better leadership elsewhere Nations who have achieved far more than the Scotland National Team in recent times would gleefully have Ross McCormack, Jordan Rhodes, Charlie Adam, Matt Phillips and Tom Cairney among their group. Scotland have discarded them while simultaneously
"12.11.2016 17:32:34" theguardian.com Eric Hall: 'I had everything – my own radio show, a TV show. Monster, monster | Ed Aarons' Eric Hall, football's pioneering 'super-agent', was forced from the industry due to ill health but his flamboyant personality still shines through The pioneering 'super-agent' was forced from the industry due to ill health but his flamboyant personality still shines through
"12.11.2016 14:36:55" theguardian.com The key tactical trends in the Premier League season so far | Michael Cox False No9s are in; free roles, with the exception of Mesut Özil, are out; back threes are making a comeback; set-piece goals are on the up; and pressing is en vogue False No9s are in; free roles, with the exception of Mesut Özil, are out; back threes are making a comeback; and pressing is en vogue
"12.11.2016 11:41:07" theguardian.com Rafael Márquez says win over USA will help Mexico at time of intolerance Rafael Márquez, the Mexico captain, believes his winning goal over the United States on Friday can help Mexican people forget the “intolerance” of the US presidential election, following Donald Trump's recent triumph "Now, with this win [Mexicans] can forget a little bit about what happened here in the United States."
"12.11.2016 10:59:44" theguardian.com Mexico's Rafael Márquez scores late winner to stun USA in World Cup qualifier Rafael Márquez scores late as Mexico earn rare win on US soil in World Cup qualifier U.S.A. Men's National Soccer Team 1-2 Mexico National Football Team
"12.11.2016 10:02:54" theguardian.com Joe Ledley says Wales players will maintain tradition of wacky team photos Wales believe their ritual of lining up for team photos in different formations brings them luck and will be at it again before Saturday's game against Serbia Wales believe their ritual of lining up for team photos in different formations brings them luck and will be at it again before Saturday's game against Serbia
"11.11.2016 23:09:14" theguardian.com Gordon Strachan's Scotland time must be over after gamble against England fails | Ewan Murray Gordon Strachan rolled the dice for what was surely the final time by ringing the Wembley changes without any positive effect against England Ewan Murray on Strachan's failed gamble against England and why his time is surely up:
"11.11.2016 22:02:15" theguardian.com England's hat-trick of slick headers put feeble Scotland in their place Precision headers from Daniel Sturridge, Adam Lallana and Gary Cahill gave England a somewhat flattering 3-0 win in the World Cup 2018 qualifier at Wembley England 3-0 Scotland: Daniel Taylor's match report from Wembley https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/nov/11/england-scotland-world-cup-2018-qualifier-match-report
"11.11.2016 19:00:01" theguardian.com England v Scotland: World Cup 2018 qualifier – live! Minute-by-minute report: Who will prevail at Wembley in the 113th meeting between the two teams? Join Paul Doyle to find out Follow the action from Wembley as England and Scotland meet for the 113th time
"11.11.2016 18:44:42" theguardian.com Bad buys, sackings and a careless custodian: Leyton Orient's sorry descent | David Hytner David Hytner: The Os' owner Francesco Becchetti's bizarre decisions have dragged the club down to the depths of League Two and left furious fans fearing the worst Serial sackings and bizarre decisions: David Hytner on the sharp decline of Leyton Orient Football Club https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/nov/11/leyton-orient-francesco-becchetti-owner-fans
"11.11.2016 18:03:34" theguardian.com USA v Mexico will be an incredibly awkward encounter Even without the background of Donald Trump as president-elect, Friday night's World Cup qualifier will be played between two teams in transition The USA v Mexico rivalry is charged in the best of times, but the awkwardness has gone up a notch after Donald J. Trump's election
"11.11.2016 17:51:58" theguardian.com Scotland and England fans clash before World Cup qualifier London ambulance crews and police officers attend incidents in Trafalgar Square as thousands gather for football match Scuffles have broken out in Trafalgar Square as England and Scotland fans gathered before the match at Wembley
"11.11.2016 17:02:41" theguardian.com Howard Wilkinson to advise FA in deciding next England manager The League Managers Association chairman, Howard Wilkinson, will advise the FA about the choice of the next permanent England manager, but David Gill will not have a role this time Howard Wilkinson will advise the FA on who to appoint as the next permanent manager of the England football team
"11.11.2016 16:04:04" theguardian.com Sam Allardyce not part of criminal investigation into suspected bribery A criminal investigation has been opened into a single suspected case of bribery following the Daily Telegraph's investigation into alleged corruption in football Sam Allardyce: “I welcome today's confirmation from City of London Police that I will not be the subject of a police investigation. I was always confident that this would be the case as there was no evidence against me"
"11.11.2016 14:55:16" theguardian.com Gareth Southgate's pitch for England post adds edge to Scotland encounter Gareth Southgate, England's caretaker manager, could secure the job full-time with a World Cup qualifying win over Scotland and end the reign of his opposite number, Gordon Strachan Gordon Strachan was hoping to persuade Andy Murray to deliver some words of inspiration for Scotland's players, not that Gareth Southgate seemed too concerned. “Unless he is playing at left-back he is not going to affect the game,” said England's
"11.11.2016 13:01:38" theguardian.com Premier League clubs to discuss possible return of standing areas Premier League clubs will formally discuss the possible return of standing areas within stadia at a meeting in London next Thursday Premier League clubs will meet next week to discuss the possible return of standing areas in stadiums
"11.11.2016 12:11:13" theguardian.com Fault lies on both sides in Joey Barton's messy divorce from Rangers Joey Barton has entered the inauspicious company of the worst Scottish football signings after his messy divorce from Rangers "I'm coming up here to be the best player in the country," said Joey Barton when he moved to Rangers FC. He leaves after eight appearances, one yellow card and a training ground rumpus as one of the worst signings in the modern era
"11.11.2016 10:57:30" theguardian.com Argentina avoid crisis talk after Brazil beating as media lament 'catastrophe' Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza was unbowed after a 3-0 World Cup qualifying loss to Brazil and a fourth game without a win One newspaper called Argentina's 3-0 defeat to Brazil a "catastrophe" but the players and coach have put on brave faces
"11.11.2016 09:53:36" theguardian.com England v Scotland: football quiz They first met in November 1872 and have played another 111 games since. Have you been paying attention for the last 144 years? How much do you know about the 144-year rivalry?
"11.11.2016 09:15:24" theguardian.com Football transfer rumours: are Manchester United eyeing Mesut Özil? Barcelona chasing Glen Johnson? | Olivier Giroud heading for Serie A? | Everton to sign Memphis Depay on loan? The Rumour Mill: is Mesut Özil heading for Manchester United?
"11.11.2016 08:35:31" theguardian.com Coutinho and Neymar star for Brazil to leave Argentina flailing in qualifying Goals from Philippe Coutinho, Neymar and Paulinho gave Brazil a comfortable win on a bad night for Lionel Messi and Argentina Brazil National Football Team 3-0 Argentina National Football Team
"10.11.2016 23:04:10" theguardian.com Brazil v Argentina: World Cup 2018 qualifier - live! Minute-by-minute report: Brazil face Argentina in South America's Superclásico in Belo Horizonte. Follow all the action with Luis Miguel Echegaray. Brazil National Football Team v AFA - Selección Argentina – live!
"10.11.2016 21:07:27" theguardian.com Alexis Sánchez playing for Chile would be suicidal decision, says Arsène Wenger Arsène Wenger has warned the Football Federation of Chile that Alexis Sánchez could be out for up to three months if he is risked in Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Uruguay “I believe that with a hamstring injury we have to get access for our medical staff to the MRI scan to see what grade it is, how bad it is and make absolutely sure they don't make any suicidal decision that could harm his future for two or three months"
"10.11.2016 17:47:29" theguardian.com Football Weekly Extra: Gordon Strachan's last stand with Scotland? The pod squad looks forward to Scotland's must-win World Cup qualifier with England. Plus, previews of USA v Mexico and Brazil v Argentina; an update from the Championship; and Joey Barton's messy divorce from Rangers What next for Gordon Strachan if Scotland don't beat England?
"10.11.2016 17:30:01" theguardian.com Arsène Wenger: Alexis Sánchez playing for Chile would be suicidal decision Arsène Wenger has warned the Chile Football Association that Alexis Sánchez could spend up to three months on the sidelines if they risk him in Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Uruguay Arsène Wenger has warned Chile not to make a "suicidal decision" when it comes to Alexis Sanchez's health
"10.11.2016 16:33:00" theguardian.com Rangers terminate Barton's contract with immediate effect Rangers have announced that they have agreed to terminate the contract of midfielder Joey Barton with immediate effect Rangers FC have terminated Joey Barton's contract
"10.11.2016 15:52:55" theguardian.com The Championship's most eye-catching players From a goalscoring force of nature at Bristol City to a cult hero at Leeds United and a Nottingham Forest entertainer with three red cards and one spectacular goal, we pick out the second tier's men most worth watching Seven weeks until the transfer window slams open – so not long now before these top Championship talents start feeling flattered about being linked with Sunderland AFC
"10.11.2016 14:31:01" theguardian.com Football quiz: muted celebrations Which club's fans have just been patronised with a non-celebration celebration? Which fans have just been patronised with a non-celebration celebration?
"10.11.2016 14:00:00" theguardian.com Tim Sherwood takes over as Swindon Town director of football Tim Sherwood has been appointed as Swindon's director of football Look who's back
"10.11.2016 13:45:00" theguardian.com Sergio Agüero plays down links with Real Madrid Sergio Agüero says he is 'very happy' at Manchester City under Pep Guardiola and has played down links with Real Madrid Sergio Aguero: "There's long been rumours about Real Madrid C.F. but the truth is that I'm very happy at Manchester City, especially with the arrival of Pep. I'm happy at City and I hope to finish my contract and return to Independiente"
"10.11.2016 13:00:01" theguardian.com Classic YouTube: England v Scotland, darts and Steph Curry This week's roundup also features Barry Davies' finest commentary moments, Juninho Permanbucano's 75 free-kick goals and a scarcely believable squash rally Prepare for the England v Scotland match with quick trip through old highlights, goals and controversies from our YouTube selection
"10.11.2016 11:55:58" theguardian.com English club football has never been the same since 1996 The year saw Arsène Wenger's arrival, Manchester United chasing down Newcastle in the Premier League and developments still talked about today 1996 was a turning point in English football: Arsène Wenger started the era of foreign managers, Manchester United chased down Kevin Keegan's team to win the Premier League and Newcastle United were never really the same again
"10.11.2016 09:58:01" theguardian.com Wayne Rooney will captain England against Scotland, says Gareth Southgate Wayne Rooney will captain England in the World Cup qualifier against Scotland on Friday, interim manager Gareth Southgate has confirmed. Wayne Rooney will captain the England football team against Scotland
"10.11.2016 09:13:44" theguardian.com International football: 10 things to look out for in World Cup 2018 qualifying Aaron Ramsey's Wales return, Andy Yiadom's controversial Ghana inclusion, Gareth Southgate and Gordon Strachan heading in opposite directions and a fairytale comeback for Radamel Falcao 10 things to look out for in FIFA World Cup qualifying
"09.11.2016 22:06:11" theguardian.com Keira Walsh earns Manchester City Champions League win over Brondby A second-half goal by Keira Walsh earned Manchester City a 1-0 win over Brondby in the Women's Champions League round-of-16 first leg at the Academy Stadium Manchester City Women 1-0 Brondby – Champions League last-16 first-leg report
"09.11.2016 21:34:17" theguardian.com USA-Mexico World Cup qualifier given added tension in wake of Trump victory The two old rivals meet on Friday night in Columbus but tensions are raised after an election that has seen incendiary anti-Latino rhetoric U.S.A. Men's National Soccer Team v Mexico National Football Team FIFA World Cup qualifier given added tension in wake of Donald J. Trump victory
"09.11.2016 20:13:53" theguardian.com Pitches, coaches and iPads: what are the reasons for Scotland's talent decline? | Ewan Murray The production line of a nation that gave us Hughie Gallacher, Kenny Dalglish and scores of other top-class players has all but ground to a halt. As Scotland prepare to face England at Wembley we examine how this happened The production line of a nation that gave us Hughie Gallacher, Kenny Dalglish and scores of other top-class players has all but ground to a halt. Where did it all go so badly wrong for the Scotland national football team?
"09.11.2016 17:07:18" theguardian.com The story of Sam Weller Widdowson: footballer, cricketer, innovator Playing for Nottingham Forest and England was only one chapter of a remarkable sporting life that also included playing cricket for Nottinghamshire, becoming a referee, founding the Amateur Cup and even helping to invent shin pads The footballer who also played cricket for Nottinghamshire, became a referee and even helped to invent shin pads
"09.11.2016 15:15:01" theguardian.com Henrikh Mkhitaryan not giving up on Manchester United 'dream' Henrikh Mkhitaryan has vowed to fight for his place at Manchester United, insisting nothing will stop him achieving his dreams at Old Trafford "I went a long way to play in Manchester United, so nothing will prevent me from achieving my dream. I will not retreat. I will find the strength to reach my goal" – Henrikh Mkhitaryan
"09.11.2016 14:19:01" theguardian.com Why are Benfica refusing to pay a small Swedish club €250,000? Benfica, the world's 26th richest club, signed Victor Nilsson Lindelof in 2011 for a small fee but claim they do not need to pay Vasteras add-ons as the player has signed a new contract with them Vasteras thought they had secured their future when they sold Victor Nilsson Lindelof to Benfica but the player's dream move has turned into something of a nightmare for the small Swedish club
"09.11.2016 13:19:12" theguardian.com Is the Premier League less predictable than other leagues? Not exactly We are told that every match in the Premier League is keenly contested, but the top six clubs have only suffered two defeats to teams from lower down the table If every match in the Premier League is a battle, why have the top six clubs only suffered two defeats to teams from lower down the table?
"09.11.2016 13:00:26" theguardian.com Wayne Rooney rejected offer to play in China, says Beijing Guoan chairman The Manchester United player, who was restored to the first XI by José Mourinho last weekend, is still the subject of ongoing interest from the country's Super League "We made an approach for Wayne Rooney at the beginning of the season but he's informed us that he wants to stay in Manchester United. Rooney says he'll keep playing in the Premier League as long as his health allows. We even met with his agent"
"09.11.2016 10:37:43" theguardian.com Brazil look to banish Belo Horizonte demons against Argentina Brazil prepare to revisit the scene of 2014's infamous defeat with their team resurgent while their rivals' embarrassment of attacking riches is providing no remedy for a desperate dependency on Leo Messi It has been 28 months, but finally Brazil will return to the site of their greatest trauma. Their World Cup qualifier against Argentina tomorrow will be their first game in Belo Horizonte since the 7-1 defeat to Germany. Will they find some redemption?
"09.11.2016 08:48:52" theguardian.com Football transfer rumours: Chelsea move for Leonardo Bonucci? Cesc Fabregas and Wayne Rooney turn down China moves? | Burnley and Villa eye Joey Barton? Today's Rumour Mill:
• Chelsea Football Club to move for Leonardo Bonucci?
• Michael Keane to return to Manchester United?
• Olivier Giroud set for talks with Arsenal?
"08.11.2016 23:21:33" theguardian.com Two thirds of Checkatrade Trophy games fail to attract crowds above 1,000 The unpopular Checkatrade Trophy set several new unwanted records as supporters continued to boycott the revamped Football League Trophy 308 fans turned up at the Riverside for Middlesbrough v Shrewsbury on another bad night for the revamped EFL Trophy
"08.11.2016 22:46:20" theguardian.com Liverpool lining up move for Rostov forward Sardar Azmoun Liverpool are considering a January move for the FC Rostov forward Sardar Azmoun in response to Jürgen Klopp's concerns over the loss of Danny Ings and Sadio Mané in the new year Liverpool FC could move for FC Rostov's Iranian forward Sardar Azmoun in January
"08.11.2016 21:55:15" theguardian.com MLS is far from perfect but Italy are missing a trick with Sebastian Giovinco Major League Soccer is no match for the top European leagues but playing in the States doesn't mean you will fail at international level Is Italy manager Giampiero Ventura wrong to overlook Toronto FC's Sebastian Giovinco because “he plays in a league that doesn't count for much”?
"08.11.2016 21:14:49" After conceding one goal from open play in their entire league campaign, Manchester City Women are ready to make an impact in Europe: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/nov/08/manchester-city-women-fight-europe-game
"08.11.2016 19:33:35" theguardian.com Arsenal blow as Alexis Sánchez limps out of Chile training with calf tear The Chile forward suffered 'low-grade muscle tear' in training and could miss crucial games for Arsenal Bad news for Arsenal as Alexis Sanchez suffers calf muscle injury on international duty
"08.11.2016 19:30:01" theguardian.com Want to understand Pep Guardiola's football? Look at Joshua Kimmich Joshua Kimmich is the perfect Pep Guardiola player – smart, versatile and adept on the ball – and now he is even scoring goals for Bayern Munich and Germany Joshua Kimmich is the perfect Pep Guardiola player – smart, versatile and adept on the ball – and now the 21-year-old is even scoring goals for FC Bayern München and Germany
"08.11.2016 18:45:00" theguardian.com Joey Barton signed off with stress and expected to leave Rangers in January Joey Barton has not trained at Rangers since last week and his departure from Ibrox in the January transfer window now seems likely Joey Barton has been signed off from Rangers FC with stress and may now become a free agent before the transfer window reopens in January
"08.11.2016 18:00:00" theguardian.com The best goals of the week: Bale, Vieira and Messi Featuring the standout strikes from the FA Cup first round, a couple from the US, a team goal by Barcelona and an even better effort from their women's team Featuring an impressive strike from Leo Messi and an even better goal from the FC Barcelona women's team
"08.11.2016 17:20:00" theguardian.com The 'real' Premier League table Some teams have had harder starts, some spent more money, some sneaked results they never should have. We crunch the key numbers to produce the Premier League table of justice Liverpool FC fans will enjoy this...
"08.11.2016 16:35:01" theguardian.com The sorry case of Sammy Lee, Sam Allardyce and FA double standards Lee is helping to prepare the England team this week after being found to have lied in court but Allardyce, whose covertly filmed comments broke no rules, lost his job – and the FA looks weak as well as inconsistent Sammy Lee is helping to prepare the England football team this week after being found to have lied in court but Sam Allardyce, whose comments broke no rules, lost his job.
"08.11.2016 15:29:01" theguardian.com Charlie Adam hits out at inclusion of Scott Brown in Scotland squad The Stoke midfielder claimed his 'face doesn't fit' and has criticised the lack of communication from the Scotland manager Gordon Strachan “I won't retire, I won't retire, no chance. I'm a supporter and I want to see them do well. There's no way I will retire. I've got 26 caps and I'm proud of every one of those caps” – Charlie Adam is frustrated that he has been excluded from the Scotland
"08.11.2016 14:08:46" theguardian.com The revamped EFL Trophy is a complete and utter failure – and here's why | John Ashdown The EFL invited 16 teams to compete in the revamped Football League Trophy. The result has been acrimony, anger and a greatly diminished competition The EFL invited 16 teams to compete in the revamped Football League Trophy. The result has been acrimony, anger and a greatly diminished competition
"08.11.2016 12:37:42" theguardian.com The forgotten story of ... the Pie and Pints match | Rob Smyth Thirty years ago this Tuesday, Northwich Victoria drew with Conference leaders Maidstone despite including three fans in their starting XI – one of whom had spent the afternoon in the pub Thirty years ago Northwich Victoria drew with Conference leaders Maidstone despite including three fans in their starting XI – one of whom had spent the afternoon in the pub
"08.11.2016 11:00:51" theguardian.com Dynamo Dresden fined £54,000 over severed bull's head thrown by fans The eastern German club Dynamo Dresden have also been ordered to close a section of their stands following the incident during a cup match with RB Leipzig in August SG Dynamo Dresden fans also unfurled banners reading: “You cannot buy tradition” and “No to RB” during their team's Cup match against RB Leipzig in August
"08.11.2016 10:31:43" theguardian.com David Squires on … football's poppy fury season Our cartoonist David Squires takes yet another look at football's relationship with Remembrance poppies Another season, another opportunity for the debate over wearing poppies while playing football to provoke outrage
"08.11.2016 09:42:34" theguardian.com Football transfer rumours: Cesc Fàbregas and Branislav Ivanovic to West Ham? Mikel John Obi to leave Chelsea? | Conte to sign Geoffrey Kondogbia and/or Steven N'Zonzi? | Romelu Lukaku to PSG? | Tim Sherwood to QPR? All the latest gossip, including:
• Romelu Lukaku to PSG - Paris Saint-Germain?
• Chelsea Football Club to sign F.C. Internazionale Milano's Geoffrey Kondogbia and Sevilla's Steven N'Zonzi?
• Tim Sherwood to take over at QPR FC?
"07.11.2016 23:24:51" theguardian.com England's Sammy Lee gave false evidence over Bolton transfer deal A high court judgment in which the current England assistant manager, Sammy Lee, was found to have knowingly given false evidence has been upheld by the court of appeal England football team's assistant manager Sammy Lee, when manager of Bolton Wanderers Official for a short period in 2007 having taken over from Sam Allardyce, was found to have lied about his club's involvement in signing the midfield player Gavin McCann
"07.11.2016 22:42:24" theguardian.com Gareth Southgate backs Luke Shaw against José Mourinho's injury jibe Manchester United have confirmed Luke Shaw and Chris Smalling's injuries, leaving Gareth Southgate puzzled as to why José Mourinho has been so critical of the England defenders "I don't know the reason for the comments José's made"
"07.11.2016 21:04:33" theguardian.com Arsenal's Héctor Bellerín close to agreeing new contract extension Héctor Bellerín is close to agreeing a contract extension at Arsenal after his agent held productive talks in London last week “Héctor is very happy at Arsenal. This would be the fourth time he has signed a new contract at the club and it is clear he has made good progress at the club”
"07.11.2016 19:53:07" theguardian.com Neymar should stand trial for alleged corruption, says Spain's high court Neymar, his parents and two of Barcelona's executives should stand trial for alleged corruption, Spain's high court said as it ended a fraud investigation into the Brazil forward's transfer to the Catalan club Neymar Jr., his parents and two of FC Barcelona's executives should stand trial for alleged corruption, Spain's high court said on Monday as it ended a fraud investigation into the Brazil forward's transfer to the Catalan club
"07.11.2016 18:15:00" theguardian.com Sevilla's progress exhilarates but Lionel Messi's magic wins the day Jorge Sampaoli's side are on the up and a breathless, brilliant display threatened to deflate Barcelona until their Argentine talisman sprang into life “We have a plan for FC Barcelona and another for Messi,” said the Sevilla FC manager before the game. For 40 minutes it was successful, a minute later it was in pieces. Why didn't your plan to stop Messi work, he was asked. “Because sometimes Messi lets
"07.11.2016 17:18:48" theguardian.com Luke Shaw baffled by José Mourinho's criticisms Luke Shaw has been left confused by José Mourinho's criticism of his withdrawal from Manchester United's 3-0 win at Swansea City on Sunday Manchester United players have been surprised by José Mourinho's approach. They expected a hands-on man-management style but have instead found him to be distant
"07.11.2016 16:35:01" theguardian.com Roberto Firmino personifies Jürgen Klopp's impact at Liverpool The Brazilian's importance is not measured by goals alone. His pressing, passing and movement are fundamental to the formidable attacking play of the Premier League leaders – and growing expectation of a title challenge Philippe Coutinho, Sadio Mané and Roberto Firmino have formed a fluid, penetrating trident that has pushed Liverpool FC to the top of the Premier League table – and left Daniel Sturridge on the bench
"07.11.2016 15:32:03" theguardian.com England v Scotland: a rivalry that still matters One of the most ancient and grudging of rivalries will be renewed in World Cup qualifying at Wembley on Friday night England v Scotland is not as important as it once was but the two countries have been playing each other for 144 years and the rivalry still matters
"07.11.2016 13:22:22" theguardian.com Atalanta's rise a reward for keeping faith in Gasperini Like Frank de Boer, Gian Piero Gasperini was never really given a chance by Inter, but having been trusted to gamble on youth he is doing great things in Bergamo Gian Piero Gasperini was doomed at F.C. Internazionale Milano before he had even begun. He was sacked after just five games in charge but is now leading Atalanta, Serie A's form team.
"07.11.2016 10:21:15" theguardian.com The Dozen: the weekend's best Premier League photos Your weekend roundup of the best photography from the top flight The best photos from the weekend's Premier League football
"07.11.2016 09:28:53" theguardian.com Football transfer rumours: Dimitri Payet to leave West Ham in January? Mamadou Sakho leaving Liverpool? | Domagoj Vida to Sunderland? | Bastian Schweinsteiger on loan to Everton? | Lukasz Teodorczyk wanted by loads of people? All the latest football transfer gossip, including:
• West Ham United's Dimitri Payet to leave in January?
• Bastian Schweinsteiger heading for Everton Football Club?
"07.11.2016 09:01:51" theguardian.com Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend's action Arsenal's title hopes are on hold, Tony Pulis is hoping for money in the January transfer window and Loris Karius is keeping Jürgen Klopp happy The final word on another dramatic Premier League weekend
"07.11.2016 08:22:45" theguardian.com Steven Gerrard could be set to announce his retirement after Galaxy KO Steven Gerrard may hang up his boots after LA Galaxy's MLS Western Conference play-off defeat by Colorado Rapids and Robbie Keane could also have played his last game for the club Is this the end of the road for Steven Gerrard?
"06.11.2016 23:14:48" theguardian.com Antonio Conte backs his instincts to inspire Chelsea transformation Italian's switch to 3-4-3 formation has inspired a revival that has made Chelsea look like title contenders and to which Everton had no answer A new Chelsea Football Club have emerged. The defensive solidity of old has returned, they press feverishly out of possession and know that they can rely on Eden Hazard and Diego Costa to inspire them up front. A mood of despondency has given way to
"06.11.2016 19:45:04" theguardian.com West Bromwich's Matt Phillips pounces to end Leicester's unbeaten home run Leicester slipped up again in the league as Matt Phillips' winner gave West Bromwich Albion a 2-1 victory at the King Power Stadium and ended the champions' unbeaten home run Leicester City Football Club 1-2 West Bromwich Albion
"06.11.2016 19:37:56" Manchester United's José Mourinho: 'At every sport I know how many times you play and you are not 100 percent. It's a cultural thing for some. That's not my culture'
"06.11.2016 18:46:39" Liverpool FC's Jürgen Klopp: 'We are still early in our development and there are a lot of things which we can improve'
"06.11.2016 16:16:05" theguardian.com FA Cup retains its charm in more modest surroundings | Sean Ingle For clubs lower down league pyramid, the FA Cup can still provide the magical feeling of football for football's sake "Merstham fans came hoping for a fairytale. They left with a degree in football realpolitik"
"06.11.2016 14:59:22" theguardian.com Harry Kane spot-on to claim draw for Tottenham at Arsenal on return Arsenal took the lead just before half-time with a Kevin Wimmer own goal, but a penalty from Harry Kane on his comeback from injury gave Tottenham Hotspur a 1-1 away draw In the end, both teams will look back on a compelling, fluctuating match with the sense that perhaps it might have gone their way with some better finishing. For Tottenham Hotspur, perhaps a fully firing Harry Kane might have accepted one of the chances
"06.11.2016 00:24:47" theguardian.com Emre Can: 'It is nice to be compared to Gerrard but I am not the same level' The midfielder is regularly compared to the Liverpool great but Can explains that he is his own man and that he relishes the rough and tumble of the Premier League Liverpool FC's Emre Can: 'It is very nice to be compared to Steven Gerrard but I know I am not at the same level. There is a long way to go there. I am trying to score more goals for a start'
"05.11.2016 23:11:33" Chelsea Football Club's Antonio Conte: 'An Italian word? Fantastica! Fantastica!'
"05.11.2016 22:19:46" theguardian.com Antonio Conte tells Chelsea players they can improve after Everton win Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said: 'It is important to be focused on our work' but the Italian praised Eden Hazard's efforts with and without the ball after the Belgian's two goals Antonio Conte said his players must continue to improve and rejected the idea that Chelsea Football Club delivered a statement of intent to their title rivals after going top of the Premier League thanks to their stunning 5-0 victory over Everton at
"05.11.2016 21:19:04" theguardian.com Swansea's Modou Barrow: 'People living near me in Gambia die on that route' The Swansea winger has talked frankly about the national tragedy encapsulated by the death of the Gambia women's team goalkeeper Fatim Jawara in the Mediterranean Swansea City Football Club's Modou Barrow: 'When I go back to Gambia I buy bags of rice with onions and oil – big bottles – and I share it to each house. Last year I donated rams and this year my father did it. When people have food, it keeps their mind
"05.11.2016 20:44:48" theguardian.com Coventry City's fingers caught in Sisu sliding door that Saints dodged | Daniel Taylor Soaring Southampton's lucky escape from a proposed 2007 takeover put the Sky Blues on the road to years of pain and fans fear for their Football League status in the near future This is football, land of the absurd, and it all fits into the narrative to learn that Coventry City FC, under the permanently bewildering Sisu regime, briefly discussed the idea – no kidding – of being the first club in England to introduce a
"05.11.2016 20:01:57" theguardian.com Eden Hazard inspires Everton thrashing as Chelsea top the Premier League Hazard scores twice as superb Chelsea make it five successive wins in the league with 5-0 victory over Everton at Stamford Bridge Chelsea Football Club 5-0 Everton Football Club
"05.11.2016 19:01:06" Guardiola rues missed chances as Karanka praises Boro 'We created enough chances, more than enough chances to win the game'
"05.11.2016 18:41:04" theguardian.com Edwin van der Sar presents East Kilbride 27 beer crates after record winning streak East Kilbride celebrated surpassing Ajax's world record of 26 successive wins after securing a 3-1 victory against BSC Glasgow at K-Park on Saturday AFC Ajax helped East Kilbride celebrate surpassing their world record of 26 successive wins after the Scottish Lowland League club secured a 3-1 victory against BSC Glasgow
"05.11.2016 18:13:26" theguardian.com Bayern Munich saved by Steven Zuber's own goal against Hoffenheim Kerem Demirbay's thunderbolt gave Hoffenheim an early lead at the Allianz Arena before Bayern Munich forced a 1-1 draw that keeps them three points clear at the top of the league FC Bayern München 1-1 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
"05.11.2016 17:24:30" theguardian.com Manchester City stumble as Middlesbrough's Marten de Roon grabs point Sergio Agüero's goal just before half-time seemed set to give Manchester City the points but Middlesbrough's Marten de Roon secured a 1-1 draw in the 90th minute at the Etihad Manchester City 1-1 Middlesbrough FC
"05.11.2016 17:10:25" theguardian.com Jermain Defoe spot-on at Bournemouth to give Sunderland first win Jermain Defoe struck the winner from the penalty spot to give 10-man Sunderland their first league victory of the season as they beat Bournemouth 2-1 at the Vitality Stadium AFC Bournemouth 1-2 Sunderland AFC: victory for David Moyes' team at last
"05.11.2016 16:36:53" theguardian.com Wayne Rooney commits to seeing out Manchester United contract to 2019 Rooney has no intention of leaving despite being dropped and remains confident he can win over manager José Mourinho Wayne Rooney is determined to stay at Manchester United until his contract ends in summer 2019 despite losing his place in the first team
"05.11.2016 15:56:09" theguardian.com Manchester City v Middlesbrough: Premier League – live! Minute-by-minute report: Get the latest action from the Etihad Stadium, as league-leading City take on Aitor Karanka's Boro. Join Tim Hill Sergio Aguero reaches 150 goals for Manchester City
"05.11.2016 15:01:29" theguardian.com Ince double lifts Derby as Wolves look ragged for waiting Paul Lambert Wolverhampton Wanderers rally after poor first half but are beaten 3-2 by reviving Derby County ahead of expected appointment of Paul Lambert Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 2-3 Derby County
"05.11.2016 14:44:31" theguardian.com Merstham 0-5 Oxford United Minute-by-minute report: Will the Ryman Premier League side cause an early FA Cup upset? Join Niall McVeigh for the latest Oxford United Official proved too strong for non-league Merstham in an The Emirates FA Cup victory that was more closely fought than the scoreline suggests
"05.11.2016 14:18:32" theguardian.com Swansea City v Manchester United: match preview José Mourinho will be looking for a convincing display against Swansea City and Bob Bradley's side could be the perfect opponents considering they have only one league win this season Swansea City Football Club v Manchester United: match guide
"05.11.2016 13:14:21" theguardian.com Manchester City v Middlesbrough: match preview Manchester City could be forgiven for underestimating Middlesbrough after their spectacular defeat of Barcelona on Tuesday, but retaining top spot will likely provide enough incentive to forgo complacency Manchester City v Middlesbrough FC: get the lowdown on the Premier League game
"05.11.2016 12:17:42" theguardian.com Chelsea v Everton: match preview Chelsea are on the up after four successive league wins, impressively without conceding, and will welcome a visit from Everton who could struggle without Idrissa Gueye Chelsea Football Club v Everton Football Club: previewing the Premier League clash
"05.11.2016 11:32:06" theguardian.com Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur: match preview Arsenal will be the more confident side heading into the north London derby but the return of Harry Kane for Tottenham Hotspur could prove pivotal Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur: our preview of Sunday's north London derby
"05.11.2016 11:06:49" theguardian.com England v Scotland: auld enemies may have lost their edge – but it still matters One of the most ancient and grudging of rivalries will be renewed in World Cup qualifying at Wembley on Friday night England and Scotland, who meet at Wembley on Friday in only the fourth competitive fixture since annual encounters were abandoned in 1989, are the two oldest international teams in the world. They have played each other more often than anyone else, took
"05.11.2016 10:37:55" theguardian.com Antonio Conte's philosophy pays off with big productivity gains Antonio Conte has demanded a huge effort from his Chelsea players and been rewarded with a four-game winning run in the Premier League since defeat at Arsenal six weeks ago Chelsea Football Club welcome Everton Football Club on Saturday having won all four league games since that ignominy at Arsenal, and are approaching seven hours without conceding a goal in the top flight
"05.11.2016 09:44:37" theguardian.com Memphis Depay set to leave Manchester United in transfer window Memphis Depay looks set to leave Manchester United in the January transfer window, with Fenerbahce interested in signing the forward Memphis Depay is open to a move away from Manchester United as he recognises his career at the club may be over. The Dutchman is willing to go out on loan in January as Fenerbahçe retain a firm interest in him
"05.11.2016 00:40:22" theguardian.com Michael Keane and Crystal Palace pair attract Gareth Southgate's attention Gareth Southgate was to assess the Burnley centre-half Michael Keane and the Crystal Palace wingers Andros Townsend and Wilfried Zaha on Saturday Are Burnley Football Club's Michael Keane and Crystal Palace Football Club duo Andros Townsend and Wilfried Zaha set for England call-ups?
"04.11.2016 23:18:07" theguardian.com Zlatan Ibrahimovic is misfiring but attitude OK, says José Mourinho The Manchester United manager has no problem with Zlatan Ibrahimovic's attitude but acknowledged the striker has missed plenty of chances "He is playing well for the team. He's creating a lot of chances and missing a lot of goals"
"04.11.2016 23:00:03" theguardian.com The evolution of Arsenal's Mesut Özil earns comparison with Bergkamp | Amy Lawrence Often criticised for being too languid and casual, Özil's reinvention as a playmaker who has added striker's runs looks intriguingly transformative Can a reinvented Mesut Özil go on to emulate Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp?
"04.11.2016 22:52:08" theguardian.com Jürgen Klopp says Ings and Mané absence may prompt Liverpool to buy Danny Ings's long-term injury and the international absence of Sadio Mané may lead Jürgen Klopp and Liverpool to increase their attacking options in the January transfer window Liverpool FC could dip into the transfer market in January, with Danny Ings injured and Sadio Mané on Africa Cup of Nations duty
"04.11.2016 22:15:19" theguardian.com Sone Aluko and Tom Cairney earn dominant Fulham victory at Brentford Sone Aluko hit his third goal of the season and Tom Cairney struck in injury time to give Fulham 2-0 win in the west London derby Brentford FC 0-2 Fulham FC Official
"04.11.2016 21:08:14" theguardian.com Gareth Southgate: 'You have to be honest or players lose faith and belief in you' The England interim manager tells Peter Lansley about his management style and explains why he wants players to take collective responsibilty on and off the pitch “You could go to a European Championship like Portugal just did and scramble your way through. They found a different way to win and maybe that's what we will need to do to have immediate success short term"
"04.11.2016 18:53:31" theguardian.com Football's invisibles: the long and lonely road from calamitous injury | Barry Glendenning Danny Ings made encouraging noises in the immediate aftermath of his latest injury but he will know only too well the grind of recovery and rehabilitation Spending months recovering from injury can be 'a special kind of mental hell' – as Danny Ings, Jimmy Bullard and Andrés Iniesta can all confirm
"04.11.2016 18:26:00" theguardian.com Is José Mourinho unravelling at Manchester United? The Portuguese's criticism of his players after defeat to Fenerbahce on Thursday provoked memories of his unravelling at both Chelsea and Real Madrid Has José Mourinho's third-season syndrome come two years early at Manchester United?
"04.11.2016 17:49:14" Harry Kane is fit for Tottenham Hotspur to face Arsenal on Sunday
"04.11.2016 16:43:28" theguardian.com Rochdale's Calvin Andrew handed 12-match ban for violent conduct Rochdale striker Calvin Andrew has been banned for 12 matches after an incident in last week's victory over Oldham – one of the longest suspensions in Football League history 12 matches!
"04.11.2016 16:00:01" theguardian.com North London derby best XI Hugo Lloris is in goal, Santi Cazorla pulls the strings and Alexis Sánchez leads the line – while Arsenal players outnumber their rivals by seven to four Who would feature in an Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur combined XI?
"04.11.2016 14:50:43" theguardian.com East Kilbride poised to break Ajax's win record East Kilbride are aiming for a world-record 27th straight victory on Saturday after being congratulated by Ajax on equalling the mark the Dutch club set in 1971-72 Step aside Cruyff and Neeskens, East Kilbride are aiming for a world-record 27th straight victory this weekend
"04.11.2016 13:56:44" theguardian.com Gareth Southgate says he may reject any full-time offer of England job Gareth Southgate is undecided whether he would accept the permanent England manager's job should the FA make him an offer, citing the job's effect on his family as one factor "I don't think it is as easy as saying: 'Yes I would like the job,' and I would also like to see how it is affecting my family – and my health probably!” – Gareth Southgate on managing the England football team
"04.11.2016 12:04:01" How Westfields Football Club reached the FA Cup first round ... just in time to celebrate their 50th birthday
More stories from minnows in the first round: http://bit.ly/2fBTMYm
"04.11.2016 10:13:47" theguardian.com FA Cup first round: the minnows' stories Supporters, media and staff from six of the clubs looking to cause upsets this weekend tell the inside story of their journeys into the national spotlight What it takes to reach the first round of the FA Cup
"04.11.2016 09:31:43" theguardian.com Yaya Touré apologises to Manchester City for 'misunderstandings' Yaya Touré has apologised to Manchester City “for the misunderstandings from the past” as the midfielder attempts to resurrect his career at the Etihad Stadium 'I wish to apologise – on behalf of myself and those who represent me – to the management team and all those working at the club for the misunderstandings from the past. Those statements do not represent my views on the club or the people who work there.
"04.11.2016 09:07:11" theguardian.com Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend Burnley will want to build on their draw at Old Trafford with a home win over Palace and Middlesbrough cannot be relishing a trip to Barça-beaters Man City Get ready for a big Premier League weekend
"03.11.2016 22:22:09" theguardian.com Yuto Nagatomo own goal gives Southampton win against Internazionale Yuto Nagatomo scored an own goal after Virgil van Dijk's second-half strike to give Southampton a 2-1 win against Internazionale
"03.11.2016 20:46:39" theguardian.com Manchester United downed after stunning strikes from Fenerbahce's Sow and Lens A late goal by Wayne Rooney was not enough for Manchester United, beaten 2-1 by Fenerbahce in their Europa League group game in Istanbul A late goal by Wayne Rooney was not enough for Manchester United, beaten 2-1 by Fenerbahce in their Europa League group game in Istanbul
"03.11.2016 18:41:13" theguardian.com Gambian goalkeeper who died in Mediterranean wanted to play for major club Fatim Jawara,19, drowned while trying to reach Lampedusa, Italy, on one of two ships hit by sudden storm The teenage goalkeeper of the Gambia's national women's football team who drowned in the Mediterranean while trying to reach Italy told her family shortly before she died that she wanted to “follow her destiny” and play for a major European club “whatever
"03.11.2016 18:06:51" theguardian.com Fenerbahce v Manchester United: Europa League – live! Minute-by-minute report: Will United repeat their crushing win of a fortnight ago or will José Mourinho's side suffer in Istanbul? Join Paul Doyle Manchester United have conceded within the second minute against Fenerbahçe. Follow the match with our live blog
"03.11.2016 17:32:55" theguardian.com Wood you believe it? Forest Green unveil new stadium plans Forest Green's new stadium will be the first in the world to be entirely made of wood Forest Green Rovers Football Club's new stadium will be the first in the world made entirely of … wood
"03.11.2016 16:13:56" theguardian.com Hugo Lloris: We need to question ourselves after defeat Hugo Lloris says that Tottenham Hotspur need a 'miracle' to qualify for the knock-out rounds of the Champions League, after the 1-0 loss to Bayer Leverkusen "Sometimes you need to create a miracle" – Hugo Lloris on the task facing Tottenham Hotspur in the UEFA Champions League
"03.11.2016 13:55:00" theguardian.com Kasper Schmeichel set for a month out with fractured hand Leicester City have suffered a major injury blow after it emerged that Kasper Schmeichel fractured his hand during the first half of Wednesday night's Champions League game against FC Copenhagen Some bad news for Leicester City Football Club
"03.11.2016 13:00:01" theguardian.com David Squires on Diego Maradona and the Hand of God In an extract from his new book, David Squires looks back at an infamous moment from the 1986 World Cup Diego Maradona's Hand of God, as remembered by David Squires
"03.11.2016 12:06:10" theguardian.com What is a centre-forward? Pep Guardiola's demands that Sergio Agüero contributes more towards winning the ball back – and it is the same for Diego Costa at Chelsea – shows that the role of the striker is no longer confined to scoring Sergio Aguero and Diego Costa now have to win the ball back – showing that scoring goals is no longer the only job for a striker
"03.11.2016 11:00:00" How they made Football Manager 2017
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"03.11.2016 10:02:55" theguardian.com Mauricio Pochettino 'embarrassed' by Spurs' performance Mauricio Pochettino has criticised his Spurs players after another poor display and said they 'need to look in the mirror' "We had 85,000 fans watching us and it was embarrassing for me"
"03.11.2016 09:19:59" theguardian.com Common sense is the first casualty of this tedious poppy row There is a nagging feeling that the contrast between the manufactured controversy and the act of remembrance threatens to undermine the entire point of Armistice Day So the ridiculous Poppygate saga has come to a conclusion. Of sorts. But has the gulf between the silliness of the debate and the seriousness of the cause ever been quite so wide?
"03.11.2016 00:07:29" theguardian.com Mateo Kovacic rescues a point for Real Madrid against Legia Warsaw A late goal by Mateo Kovacic secured a 3-3 draw for Real Madrid in their Champions League match against Legia Warsaw Legia Warszawa 3-3 Real Madrid C.F.
"02.11.2016 22:21:05" theguardian.com Leicester City step closer to qualification with draw in Copenhagen Leicester City's 0-0 away draw against FC Copenhagen takes them ever closer to the last 16 of the Champions League F.C. København 0-0 Leicester City Football Club
"02.11.2016 21:58:47" theguardian.com Bayer Leverkusen's Kevin Kampl takes advantage of out-of-sorts Tottenham Kevin Kampl scored the winning goal in the second half to give Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in Champions League at Wembley Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
"02.11.2016 20:09:53" theguardian.com Bastian Schweinsteiger back in training to prepare for exit, says José Mourinho José Mourinho has said that Bastian Schweinsteiger's recall to Manchester United first-team training is to prepare him should the German decide to leave José Mourinho on Bastian Schweinsteiger: 'He will be much better prepared and conditioned in case his future decision [is] to leave Manchester United – he will be prepared to go to competition'
"02.11.2016 19:00:01" theguardian.com West Ham's deal for the London Stadium explained After London's mayor Sadiq Khan ordered an inquiry into the inflated cost of the stadium, a look at how the Hammers got there, and who's footing the bill How West Ham United ended up in the London Stadium and who is footing the bill for their move (clue: you, the taxpayer)
"02.11.2016 18:15:00" theguardian.com Spanish press react to Manchester City's win over Barcelona Pep Guardiola was at once lauded for his side's Champions League Group C victory and queried for having left Sergio Agüero out at the Camp Nou. As for Barça: 'This is not a one-off bad night' "Liam Gallagher once said that Oasis were like a Ferrari: Great to look at. Great to drive. And it'll fucking spin out of control every now and again. That's FC Barcelona right now."
"02.11.2016 17:33:36" theguardian.com Joey Barton to train with Rangers under-20s after suspension lifted Joey Barton is to return to training at Rangers, with the club announcing 'appropriate training arrangements' will be put in place Joey Barton is back at Rangers FC ... training with the under-20s
"02.11.2016 16:30:01" theguardian.com Theresa May attacks Fifa over 'utterly outrageous' poppy ban PM speaks out over world football body's refusal of request for England and Scotland to mark Remembrance Day with armbands Theresa May has called Fifa "utterly outrageous" for preventing England and Scotland players from wearing poppies during their match on Remembrance Day
"02.11.2016 15:25:01" theguardian.com The best goals of the week: Özil, Griezmann and Pellè Featuring a creative solo effort, a wonderful team goal, a delicate lob, a cushioned chip, a smashing volley and the usual compendium of masterblasters Featuring a creative solo effort from Mesut Özil, a wonderful team goal from Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC, a delicate lob from Alvaro Morata and the usual compendium of masterblasters
"02.11.2016 14:30:01" theguardian.com Liverpool's Danny Ings to miss rest of season Danny Ings' dreadful run of injuries has continued after it was confirmed he is set to miss the rest of the season, having suffered a long-term knee injury in only his second appearance of the season Danny Ings is out for the rest of the season with another knee injury
"02.11.2016 13:41:25" theguardian.com Manchester City have never had a better European night Pep Guardiola sowed the seeds for this performance in the first half in the Camp Nou a fortnight earlier, and the landmark victory over Barcelona showed his side are ready to establish themselves at Europe's top table Manchester City produced a landmark victory over FC Barcelona last night. Are they ready to establish themselves at Europe's top table?
"02.11.2016 12:19:43" theguardian.com Football Manager 2017: the game made by 1,300 scouts in 51 countries The team behind Football Manager 2017 have produced a stunningly detailed collection of football data. In this short film, Copa90 find out how they did it How they made Football Manager 2017
"02.11.2016 11:31:01" theguardian.com Javier Hernández and the underrated art of the clinical goalscorer In the wake of Miroslav Klose's retirement, Bayer Leverkusen's Champions League tie with Tottenham showcases another gifted with rare talents of movement and anticipation There are many things in football that are incredibly beautiful – Lionel Messi at full flow or a Dimitri Payet free-kick – but for some reason we seem to find it more difficult to appreciate a clinical goalscorer. Take Miroslav Klose or Javier Hernández.
"02.11.2016 10:14:59" theguardian.com Football Manager 2017 review – the best in the series, but only for dedicated fans The last few instalments in the simulation series have provided major improvements. But has the Football Manager team run out of energy this year? Our three-star review of the new Football Manager game
"02.11.2016 09:08:00" theguardian.com Football transfer rumours: Manchester United to sign José Giménez? Maxime López to Liverpool? | Branislav Ivanovic to Crystal Palace? | And Sead Kolasinac to Chelsea? Today's Rumour Mill:
• Manchester United to sign José Giménez?
• Ipswich Town Football Club's Andre Dozzell to Liverpool FC?
• FC Barcelona to fight it out with Manchester City for Yerry Mina?
"02.11.2016 08:17:31" theguardian.com Pep Guardiola says beating Barcelona can transform Manchester City future Pep Guardiola claimed Manchester City's enthralling 3-1 victory over Barcelona would prove the foundation for future Champions League success "We try and now we realise that we won against the best team. For the future generation of players who come here they are going to realise: 'Wow, these guys are able to beat the best team'" – Pep Guardiola's reaction to Manchester City's win against FC
"02.11.2016 00:39:57" theguardian.com Selfless Sergio Agüero lights spark that fires Manchester City to victory | Andy Hunter Sergio Agüero may not have scored against Barcelona but Pep Guardiola would have been delighted by his relentless all-round game in Manchester City's 3-1 win Sergio Aguero excelled on all counts in this encounter, assisting in two of Manchester City's three goals – dispossessing Leo Messi no less to instigate the move that led to Ilkay Gündogan's second of a captivating night – and working a makeshift FC
"01.11.2016 23:41:45" theguardian.com London mayor Sadiq Khan orders inquiry into West Ham stadium costs The mayor of London has ordered an independent inquiry into the soaring conversion costs for the former Olympic Stadium that is now home to West Ham, after it emerged the bill had risen by another £51m to £323m The mayor of London has ordered an independent inquiry into the soaring conversion costs for the former Olympic Stadium that is now home to West Ham United, after it emerged the bill had risen by another £51m to £323m.
"01.11.2016 22:14:25" theguardian.com Manchester City turn on style to stun Barcelona in Champions League victory Manchester City finally overcame Barcelona after two goals from Ilkay Gundogan and an exquisite Kevin De Bruyne free-kick gave them an enthralling 3-1 victory at the Etihad Stadium Manchester City 3-1 FC Barcelona
"01.11.2016 21:54:54" theguardian.com Arsenal's fightback from two down at Ludogorets eases them into last 16 Arsenal's fightback from two down at Ludogorets has eased them into the last 16 of the Champions League PFC Ludogorets 1945 2-3 Arsenal
"01.11.2016 19:44:44" theguardian.com Internazionale sack head coach Frank de Boer after two months in charge The Dutchman lost seven of 14 games while in charge at the Italian club "F.C. Internazionale Milano announce today that they have parted company with head coach Frank de Boer with immediate effect. Inter Primavera coach Stefano Vecchi will take temporary charge of the first team for Thursday's Uefa Europa League match against
"01.11.2016 17:44:00" theguardian.com Harry Kane could return for Tottenham in Arsenal derby Mauricio Pochettino has ruled the player out of the Champions League tie against Bayer Leverkusen Harry Kane be back in the Tottenham Hotspur team for the north Londond derby against Arsenal on Sunday
"01.11.2016 16:50:01" theguardian.com Spare us the phoney poppy apoplexy | Marina Hyde Marina Hyde: The vitriolic campaign to bully all Premier League clubs into wearing a poppy on their shirts shames the memory of the fallen The Sun's front page story today is about footballers wearing poppies. We were already bored of this issue seven years ago...
"01.11.2016 16:00:01" theguardian.com José Mourinho charged again by FA after Burnley tunnel incident The Manchester United manager, who is accused of using abusive and insulting words towards a match official at half-time in the tunnel, has until Friday to respond to the charges José Mourinho was facing a charge about comments he made before Manchester United's game against Liverpool FC and now he has another charge for his behaviour against Burnley Football Club
"01.11.2016 14:58:07" theguardian.com The unlikely ascent of a goalscorer The best performers in Europe's top leagues, plus the story of Anthony Modeste, who couldn't score at Blackburn but now can't miss for Köln in the Bundesliga Anthony Modeste spent half a season at Blackburn Rovers without scoring a goal for the club but now he's playing for 1. FC Köln in the Bundesliga and is the most prolific goalscorer in Europe's major leagues
"01.11.2016 14:15:00" theguardian.com Zlatan Ibrahimovic embodies Manchester United's woes Ibrahimovic is failing not only by his own standards but relative to the leading strikers at the top title contenders and José Mourinho may benefit from using Marcus Rashford in the central attacking role Should Manchester United drop Zlatan Ibrahimovic?
"01.11.2016 13:35:00" theguardian.com QPR gives fleet of coaches to bring child refugees from Calais London football club plays crucial role in plan to bring more than 1,000 children in a kindertransport-style mercy mission QPR FC has put a fleet of coaches on standby to go to France and pick up refugee children who are stranded in the country
"01.11.2016 12:44:01" theguardian.com Internazionale sack Frank de Boer after two months in charge The Dutchman lost seven of 14 games while in charge at the Italian club Frank de Boer has been sacked by F.C. Internazionale Milano after they lost seven of his 14 games in charge
"01.11.2016 11:51:14" theguardian.com Pep Guardiola needs perfection to beat 'unplayable' Messi and Neymar Manchester City lost 4-0 in Barcelona trying to keep the ball from Messi, Neymar and Suárez and Pep Guardiola knows only the best will prevent a similar Champions League result How will Manchester City cope with Luis Suarez, Neymar Jr. and Leo Messi tonight? “I have an idea," says Pep Guardiola...
"01.11.2016 09:44:41" theguardian.com David Squires on … José Mourinho's Manchester hotel woes Our resident cartoonist on the Manchester United manager's domestic arrangements Next stop Dundee?
"01.11.2016 09:23:45" theguardian.com Football transfer rumours: Chelsea to let Cesc Fàbregas leave on loan? Branislav Ivanovic to Crystal Palace? | Isco to Tottenham? | Moussa Marega to one of six Premier League clubs? The Rumour Mill: all of today's football gossip …
• Cesc Fàbregas heading for A.C. Milan on loan?
• Tottenham Hotspur to sign Isco Alarcón?
• Crystal Palace Football Club eye Branislav Ivanovic?
"31.10.2016 19:52:28" theguardian.com Manchester City will have to play 'perfect match' to beat Barcelona Pep Guardiola tried keeping the ball from Messi, Neymar and Suárez, now the Manchester City manager knows only the best will do if another distressing Champions League result is to be avoided As Pep Guardiola took his seat for another round of questions about what it was like to face FC Barcelona again, an event of a very different nature was taking place a few miles away at the club Manchester City always measure themselves against
"31.10.2016 18:23:11" theguardian.com Referee abandons game after 13 minutes in response to moaning fan Abuse from a supporter caused a referee to abandon a non-league game between Holmer Green and Edgware Town after 13 minutes The headline on the match report – “Game abandoned very early on” – summed up a curious afternoon
"31.10.2016 17:15:00" The perfect nutmeg ... and the rest of the gifs that keep on giving: http://bit.ly/2e5vtM7
"31.10.2016 16:30:00" theguardian.com Gonzalo Higuaín gives Juventus impetus for Scudetto in reunion with Napoli Napoli supporters were furious when they lost their talisman to Juventus in the summer but the Old Lady have benefited from Higuaín's potency ever since Juventus beat SSC Napoli on Saturday. You know who scored the winner...
"31.10.2016 15:13:39" theguardian.com Gareth Bale envisages finishing career at Real Madrid after signing new deal Bale, who will earn £150m over next six years in salaries and bonuses, has denied any knowledge of an approach from Manchester United "I'm very happy here. I feel more comfortable every year that I'm here as well. I'm improving my Spanish, my family's more settled. I fully intend to see out my contract here" – Gareth Bale on his new six-year, £150m deal at Real Madrid C.F.
"31.10.2016 13:27:42" theguardian.com Bastian Schweinsteiger back in first-team training with Manchester United The ex-Germany captain was sidelined when José Mourinho became Old Trafford boss but was pictured with senior teammates at United's Aon Training Complex in Carrington on Monday Bastian Schweinsteiger has returned to first-team training at Manchester United
"31.10.2016 12:17:00" theguardian.com Player apologises after being arrested for kicking a fan A player from Chilean top flight side Audax Italiano has apologised after being arrested for climbing on to a fence and kicking a spectator "I didn't mean to strike him. I just wanted to frighten him"
"31.10.2016 11:08:23" theguardian.com Rafa Benítez's record as a promotion specialist bodes well for Newcastle fans Rafa Benítez is best known for winning La Liga with Valencia and the Champions League with Liverpool but the promotions he secured while in charge of Extremadura and Tenerife suggest he can mix it in the Championship Rafa Benítez is best known for winning La Liga with Valencia CF and the Champions League with Liverpool FC but the promotions he secured while in charge of Extremadura and Tenerife suggest he can mix it with Newcastle United in the Championship
"31.10.2016 10:28:57" theguardian.com 10 talking points from the weekend's Premier League action Marcus Rashford needs restoring to centre stage, Victor Moses is shining for Chelsea at last and David Moyes should be allowed to rebuild Sunderland Our big review of the weekend's Premier League football
"31.10.2016 00:52:51" theguardian.com The Dozen: the weekend's best Premier League photos Your weekend round-up of the best photography from the top flight Take a look back at the weekend's action with our pick of the best Premier League photos
"30.10.2016 22:36:00" theguardian.com Alexis Sánchez provides Arsenal with belief November slump can be avoided Arsène Wenger's side often struggle in year's 11th month but this team showed they are made of tougher stuff in the 4-1 win at Sunderland Darker nights, Christmas ads, Bonfire night and Arsenal losing games: all sure signs it's November – but the team believe this year will be different after thrashing Sunderland
"30.10.2016 21:46:47" theguardian.com Mauricio Pochettino needs Spurs' creative players to join hunt for goals Tottenham failed to create enough chances against Leicester and Pochettino will hope they are a great deal sharper against Bayer Leverkusen and Arsenal Tottenham Hotspur may need to be more considered and creative to rediscover their best form