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# football - Saturday 10 February, 2018

Kane header settles London derby to lift Spurs into third

Tottenham’s top-four hopes were given a huge boost as they claimed a derby win over Arsenal at Wembley.

# football - Friday 9 February, 2018

Long-term United contract a 'natural consequence' for Shaw, says Mourinho

Mourinho has confirmed left-back Luke Shaw will be offered a new contract by the Premier League club.

Watch: Ex-Man United striker Van Persie takes 50 seconds to score first Feyenoord goal in 14 years Like A Fine Wine This post contains videos

Watch: Ex-Man United striker Van Persie takes 50 seconds to score first Feyenoord goal in 14 years

The veteran attacker was on target as reigning Dutch champions Feyenoord defeated Groningen 3-0.

'I was definitely a big fan' – Pulisic admits Man United support

USA international Christian Pulisic, 19, revealed he was a Manchester United supporter as a child amid growing links to Old Trafford.

# football - Thursday 8 February, 2018

Arsene Wenger suggests English players are now 'the masters' of diving

The Arsenal boss has emphasised the need to “get diving out of the game”.

# football - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Troy Deeney facing no disciplinary action for middle-finger gesture to Chelsea fans

The Watford striker will not be punished for raising his middle finger towards Blues fans while celebrating a goal.

Jesse Lingard apologises over 'totally unacceptable' tweet during Munich memorial service

“A member of my media team inadvertently replied to a tweet this afternoon.”

# football - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

'My heart is in Madrid' — Chelsea keeper Courtois

After spending three years on loan at Atletico Madrid, Chelsea’s Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois suggested he could return to Spain.

Patriots star Tom Brady inspired Spurs talisman Harry Kane

Reflecting on his path to Tottenham’s first team, Harry Kane said Tom Brady was his source of motivation after a difficult period.

From Manchester United fans to pay respects for victims of Munich air disaster 60 years on Busby Babes

Manchester United fans to pay respects for victims of Munich air disaster 60 years on

An airplane carrying a Manchester United team crashed on 6 February 1958, killing eight.

'I am not worried about my job' - 'Winner' Conte unconcerned about Chelsea future

The Italian has rejected suggestions that player power could hold the key to his future at Stamford Bridge.

# football - Monday 5 February, 2018

Pressure piled on Conte as late Watford show sinks 10-man Chelsea

The Blues paid for Bakayoko’s first-half dismissal as Janmaat, Deulofeu and Pereyra fired Watford to a late win.

'If you can't enjoy Man City's style of play you won't enjoy football' – Rooney

Manchester United’s all-time record goalscorer Wayne Rooney also urged Jose Mourinho to employ in box-to-box midfield role.

AC Milan legend Seedorf appointed new manager of La Liga strugglers Deportivo

Seedorf has a fight on his hands to keep Deportivo La Coruna in the top flight.

'You could just see him making that dive'

Harry Kane and Erik Lamela should not have been awarded penalties, according to Virgil Van Dijk.

Sometimes Manchester City play s*** and get praise - Guardiola

The Catalan coach described the club’s performance at Turf Moor as “almost perfect”.

# football - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Leeds sack coach and seek their 10th new manager in six years

Sunday’s announcement came a day after a 4-1 home thrashing at the hands of Cardiff City.

'He told us nothing. If he had done, PSG would have been able to buy him for less money'

Barcelona vice-president Jordi Mestre has criticised Brazil superstar Neymar over the way the forward handled his move.

I'll only get better for Arsenal, Aubameyang warns after debut goal

The Gabon international made a positive impact in his first appearance for the Premier League side and maintains there is much more to come

'AC Milan aren't Brad Pitt, they're ugly like me' - Gattuso

The coach wants his side to continue with their combative style after winning three league games in a row to climb up the table

# football - Saturday 3 February, 2018

New boys sparkle and Aaron Ramsey hits three as Arsenal thump Everton

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made a goalscoring start to his Gunners career.

Burnley earn a point as Gudmundsson proves Pep right at Turf Moor

Raheem Sterling was guilty of two poor misses that cost Manchester City as Burnley came from behind to snatch a 1-1 draw.

# football - Friday 2 February, 2018

Mahrez told to 'clear his head' after being omitted from Foxes squad

Claude Puel has told Riyad Mahrez to regain his focus after a move to Manchester City failed to materialise in January.

French referee slapped with three-month ban after kicking player and sending him off

Tony Chapron bizarrely lashed out at Nantes’ Diego Carlos in January.

Arsenal's record signing may be robbed of a debut this weekend

The Gunners could be without new arrival Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang against Everton due to a sickness bug.

Conte eager for return to national job says Italian football federation boss

Antonio Conte wants to work with the national team again says Roberto Fabbricini.

# football - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Gunners rejoice! Ozil signs long-term deal with Arsenal

An excellent transfer deadline day has been followed by the news that the German playmaker is sticking around.

Swansea midfielder apologises for 'spying' porn website goal celebration

Sam Clucas says he did not intend to cause offence after scoring twice against Arsenal.

Fears that swarms of locusts will attack World Cup pitches this summer

There are concerns that the insects may target the match venues in Russia.

Everton tie up deal for Man City defender Mangala

The Toffees have taken the Frenchman on loan, subject to Premier League clearance.

West Ham suspend Head of Recruitment after alleged remarks about African players

Tony Henry has been accused of racism.

Spurs game not for Alexis Sanchez – Mourinho

Manchester United’s clash against Tottenham was not the right type of game for the Red Devils’ new signing, according to his manager.

# football - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Eriksen nets after 11 seconds as Spurs dominate dismal United at Wembley

Eriksen nets after 11 seconds as Spurs dominate dismal United at Wembley

Manchester United’s unbeaten run ended in meek fashion against Tottenham, allowing Man City to pull further ahead.

Ayew returns to Swansea in club-record deal from West Ham

After 18 months in London the Ghana international has returned to Wales, where he will play alongside brother Jordan.

Stoke seal €16m Ndiaye deal despite comical complications

Badou Ndiaye has completed his deadline-day move from Galatasaray to Stoke City, the Potters have confirmed.

Debuchy ends Arsenal stint and joins Saint-Etienne as three young Gunners secure loans

Injury woes left Mathieu Debuchy out in the cold at Arsenal and the defender has moved to Saint-Etienne.

West Ham starlet Oxford returns to Germany just a month after being recalled from loan

Borussia Monchengladbach have re-signed Reece Oxford on loan from West Ham a month after his original temporary deal was cut short.

'I'm a crazy kid, hahahaha': Aubameyang apologises to Dortmund fans over handling of move

It was an ugly exit, and new Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has said sorry to Borussia Dortmund supporters.

'There is time' — Conte backs Barkley to earn World Cup spot

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes the club’s new signing Ross Barkley can earn a place in England’s squad this summer.