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#Football

# football - Sunday 26 August, 2018

Three out of three! Watford survive late Crystal Palace fightback to maintain perfect start

Roberto Pereyra and Jose Holebas were on target as Watford beat Crystal Palace.

Everton defender Keane suffers hairline skull fracture following head collision

Michael Keane is expected to be sidelined for three to four weeks and there are no additional complications to the injury.

Barca bemoan Valladolid pitch, La Liga to take disciplinary action

“They want to take our players to the US, but the state of the grass today was a disgrace,” complained Gerard Pique.

# football - Saturday 25 August, 2018

Dembele strike enough for champions Barcelona to see off Valladolid

Dembele strike enough for champions Barcelona to see off Valladolid

Ousmane Dembele gave Barcelona a 1-0 win over Real Valladolid, but it was far from convincing.

Thriller in Naples as Carlo Ancelotti triumphs in dramatic comeback against former club Milan

AC Milan crumbled in the second half as Piotr Zielinski inspired Napoli to a thrilling win.

Daryl Murphy scores 87th minute equaliser as Nottingham Forest fight back to claim point

The 35-year-old scored seven goals in 12 Championship games for Forest last season and bagged a dramatic late leveller on Saturday.

Concern for Keane as Everton defender goes to hospital after sickening collision

Keane received oxygen on the pitch before being taken to hospital.

Ronaldo's wait for first Juve goal goes on as Italian champions see off Lazio

A huge crowd turned out in Turin for Ronaldo’s home debut.

'I make a compliment for the job': Guardiola on post-match chat with referee

The Man City manager refused to criticise Martin Atkinson after his side’s draw at Molineux.

# football - Friday 24 August, 2018

'Nobody tells me what to do. I do whatever I want, with all due respect'

Staying at Nice was Mario Balotelli’s decision, with the striker claiming he turned down five offers.

'Drink-driving is completely unacceptable' - Lloris apologises after arrest

The Metropolitan Police confirmed the goalkeeper was charged following a routine patrol stop in central London on Friday.

Mourinho insists he has 'no problem' with Woodward in tense four-minute press conference

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho dismissed talk of problems with Ed Woodward in a particularly terse news conference.

Tottenham captain Lloris charged with drink-driving

The France international will appear before court next month.

Man United's title aspirations hinge on Tottenham clash, warns new signing Fred

It may only be the third weekend of the season, but already United are under pressure.

# football - Thursday 23 August, 2018

'All of you should enjoy it while I'm here', Ibra tells LA

The Swede is determined to put off retirement for as long as possible.

Real Madrid-Barcelona Clasico will not be played in New York, insists La Liga president

The Spanish league will have one match per season played in the United States, but it will not be the headline clash between the big two teams.

Ozil criticism 'hypocritical', says Klopp

The animosity directed toward the Germany star has been disproportionate and unbalanced, the Liverpool manager has said

# football - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

'Outraged' La Liga players considering strike action over games in United States

'Outraged' La Liga players considering strike action over games in United States

A deal that would see Spanish top-flight games staged in the US has outraged players, who may strike over the league’s first overseas fixture.

'Wantonly greedy' former Brazil federation president Marin given four-year jail term

He’s the first person to be imprisoned as the result of the U.S. investigation into Fifa corruption.

'Too many stepovers' - Ronaldo says father figure Ferguson 'taught him everything'

Alex Ferguson’s influence still endures for the former United star as the Portugal international begins his new chapter at Juventus.

'Sometimes we make the wrong choice' - Vardy reacts to awful tackle on Ireland international Doherty

Claude Puel defended the striker after his red card, but the England international has now given his view of the incident.

'The best foreign player to play in the Premier League'

Alan Shearer has heaped praise on Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero following another impressive showing at the weekend.

Real Madrid warned they must pay Valencia star's €120 million release clause

The club’s director general Mateu Alemany says any interested club will have to meet Rodrigo Moreno’s asking price.

Steve McClaren bullish on QPR revival following horror-show start

The former England manager has lost four from four in the Championship, but believes he can still turn the fortunes around

'He's doing it in the right way' - Arsenal star Mkhitaryan urges patience with Emery's methods

The Arsenal boss has come under fire after slipping to defeats in each of his first two matches in charge.

# football - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

PSV beat BATE in five-goal Champions League thriller while Benfica are held at home

PAOK earned a draw against Benfica in the Champions League play-off round, while PSV edged a five-goal thriller at BATE.

Championship clubs miss out as Odegaard returns to Holland in latest loan from Madrid

Martin Odegaard will return to the Eredivisie for 2018-19 after agreeing to a season-long deal with Vitesse.

Lyon complete €13.5million signing of Belgian international from Man City

Jason Denayer never made a competitive appearance during his time with the Premier League champions.

Pogba's agent Raiola hits back at Scholes following criticism of French star

Gary Neville also waded into the debate.

'I couldn't care less' - Klopp rejects talk of Liverpool title challenge

Despite his side moving up to second spot after beating Crystal Palace, the Reds boss rejected talk his side are challengers for the Premier League crown.

# football - Monday 20 August, 2018

Witsel saves Dortmund from humiliating German Cup exit with 95th-minute volley on debut Axel Rose This post contains videos

Witsel saves Dortmund from humiliating German Cup exit with 95th-minute volley on debut

Borussia Dortmund needed a last-gasp goal from captain Marco Reus to move into the next round of the DFB-Pokal.

'This is the greatest nonsense in history'

Luka Modric has hit out at claims he wants to leave Real Madrid.

You can't leave a house three-quarters built – Neville urges United to back Mourinho

The former Red Devils captain says the club must back their manager financially if they are to make up for the mistakes of the past.

# football - Sunday 19 August, 2018

Deeney leads destructive display as Watford make it two Premier League wins from two

Troy Deeney was front and centre as Watford finally ended their woeful away run at Turf Moor.

Aguero nets 13th Man City hat-trick as champions smash six past dismal Huddersfield

The Argentine was in electric form as Pep Guardiola’s side eased to victory on Sunday.

'City are not invincible' - Firmino dreaming of Premier League title glory with Liverpool

Having helped the Reds reach the Champions League final, the Brazilian is confident they can challenge Manchester City for the league

'I'm happy here' - Hazard ends Real Madrid hopes as he confirms Chelsea stay

The Spanish transfer window is still open but the Belgian has revealed that he is staying put at Stamford Bridge.

Number one De Gea will extend United contract soon, says Mourinho

David de Gea will soon pen fresh terms with Manchester United, Jose Mourinho claims.

# football - Saturday 18 August, 2018

After months of being linked with Man United, Alderweireld future question sparks 5-minute Pochettino rant

A simple question regarding the Belgium international’s defender time at Tottenham prompted a long-winded response from his manager

Puel defends Vardy after awful tackle on Ireland international Doherty

The England international was sent off as Leicester City beat Wolves in the Premier League.