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# football - Saturday 9 December, 2017

Newcastle's woes continue as Perez own goal hands Leicester win in thriller

Ayoze Perez’s own goal left Newcastle with one point from their past seven matches as Leicester snatched a gripping 3-2 victory.

Captain Marcel Schmelzer slams 'really sh*t' showing from 'joke' Dortmund

After his side suffered a shock 2-1 defeat to Werder Bremen, captain of the out-of-sorts Bundesliga side did not hold back in his assessment

'We, the management, decide who the penalty takers are' - Hodgson vents his rage

Christian Benteke was not supposed to take the penalty that he missed in Crystal Palace’s draw with Bournemouth.

Five's the number of the week as Ronaldo leads Madrid to blistering rout of Sevilla

The 2017 Ballon d’Or-winner hit two goals in a breathtaking first half at the Bernabeu.

'It is impossible' - Conte accepts Chelsea's title defence is all but over after Hammers defeat

West Ham ran out 1-0 winners in the London derby.

United still Manchester's top side, insists Ryan Giggs

‘City are obviously very good, but…’

# football - Friday 8 December, 2017

Pochettino accepts Tottenham's title bid 'realistically' over

Spurs are 18 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City and boss Mauricio Pochettino does not think they can claw that back.

Klopp: 'Fab Four' tag is disrespectful to other Liverpool stars

The Reds face their city rivals Everton on Sunday.

It was crazy! Jurgen Klinsmann's son saves penalty on professional debut

Jonathan Klinsmann emerged as the hero after the 20-year-old saved an 87th-minute penalty to ensure Hertha drew 1-1 at home to Ostersunds FK.

# football - Thursday 7 December, 2017

Wilshere stars as Arsenal hammer BATE Borisov to top Europa League group One-sided This post contains videos

Wilshere stars as Arsenal hammer BATE Borisov to top Europa League group

The midfielder ended his lengthy goal drought as the Gunners claimed a 6-0 win.

Gattuso still looking for his first win as Milan surprisingly go down to Croatian outfit Rhino This post contains videos

Gattuso still looking for his first win as Milan surprisingly go down to Croatian outfit

Rijecka handed the Rossoneri defeat but the Italians still go through as group leaders.

Lookman double ensures Big Sam-less Everton sign off European campaign with a win ENCOURAGING This post contains videos

Lookman double ensures Big Sam-less Everton sign off European campaign with a win

The 20-year-old scored twice in a 3-0 victory over Cypriot champions Apollon Limassol.

# football - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Spurs end Champions League group stages undefeated with victory over APOEL

Fernando Llorente scored his first goal since joining the side as Tottenham eased past Cypriot champions APOEL.

'It's a very important match for us': Klopp says Liverpool won't play for a draw against Spartak

A draw would be enough for Liverpool against Spartak Moscow, but Jurgen Klopp will not have his team playing for a point.

Tim Cahill announces shock departure from Melbourne City with his eyes on the World Cup

Cahill confirmed the decision on Wednesday, with Melbourne announcing the mutual agreement, effective immediately.

# football - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

'One makes the other better and vice-versa. This duel will continue for some time'

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are Ballon d’Or favourites again this year and Zinedine Zidane expects them to keep dominating.

# football - Monday 4 December, 2017

Referee Clattenburg admits allowing Spurs to 'self-destruct' and lose the title

Tottenham’s clash with Chelsea proved key in handing the Premier League to Leicester City in 2016.

'Go and see what he was doing when he was 40 years old' - Silva hits back at Big Sam

The Watford boss has entered a war of words with the Toffees’ new manager, branding his comments as ‘nonsense’.

'I'm not Pochettino' – Wenger refuses to give up on Arsenal's title chances

The Gunners boss pointed out one difference between him and his Tottenham rival and hopes his side’s recent defeat angers his players.

Klopp feared Sevilla-style collapse in Brighton thrashing

Liverpool thrashed Brighton and Hove Albion 5-1 on Saturday.

# football - Sunday 3 December, 2017

In-form Charlie Austin rescues a point for Pelligrino's Saints

Southampton had Charlie Austin to thank as the striker scored his third goal in as many games to earn a 1-1 draw with Bournemouth.

Chris Smalling: Arsenal couldn't handle Man United's two-man attack

The England defender said playing Romelu Lukaku alongside Anthony Martial paid dividends on Saturday afternoon at the Emirates.

Sergio Ramos makes red card history in La Liga following Bilbao dismissal

The Spain international’s received his 19th sending off in La Liga during last night’s draw with Athletic Bilbao.

# football - Saturday 2 December, 2017

Wenger fuming as errors ruin 'absolutely brilliant' Arsenal display

Early mistakes cost the hosts dearly as the Gunners suffered a damaging home defeat to their rivals.

Ramos sees red as Real Madrid miss the chance to close the gap on Barcelona

Zidane’s side were left frustrated as they failed to break down Athletic Bilbao.

Dyche confirms Robbie Brady taken to hospital with 'serious' injury

Burnley boss Sean Dyche confirmed that Robbie Brady was taken to hospital after a nasty clash with Leicester defender Harry Maguire.

# football - Friday 1 December, 2017

Higuain boosts Juve title defence against former club

The Argentine did not let hand surgery stop him from firing the Serie A defending champions to a win over Napoli.

World Cup 2018: Germany start against Mexico as Russia face Saudi Arabia in big kick-off

The Iberian derby between Spain and Portugal is the pick of the World Cup 2018 group stage draw, with Germany starting against Mexico.

Pep admits regret over Redmond incident: 'I can't control myself'

“I admire him as a football player and I say thank you for his comments,” said the Man City boss.

Here's the full draw for next summer's Fifa World Cup in Russia

Vladimir Putin addressed the audience before Gary Lineker hosted the draw in Moscow.

Salah-Suarez comparisons are for newspapers and social media - Klopp

The Egyptian attacker has been in sensational form since moving to Anfield and his manager is delighted with his impact.

Conte to curb behaviour, ask players to speak to officials instead

Antonio Conte will alter his approach to speak to match officials following his sending-off against Swansea City on Wednesday.

Southgate moves to defuse Jones row as United defender ruled out again

Jones will miss Saturday’s trip to Arsenal and hasn’t featured since limping out of England’s friendly with Germany.

Guardiola asked to explain Redmond incident by FA

The Man City manager will have to give his point of view despite Redmond’s statement last night.

# football - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Southampton winger Redmond slams The Sun and clears up what Pep said to him

The British newspaper had reported that Guardiola called Redmond a ‘w**ker’ during a furious-looking exchange.

Chelsea boss Conte charged with misconduct after sending off against Swansea

The Italian is facing a ban and a fine in the wake of Wednesday’s win at Stamford Bridge.

'Thank you to the people that write this story... it's more publicity for my book'

Mauricio Pochettino has dismissed suggestions that his new book is to blame for Tottenham’s dip in form.

Real Madrid target Icardi 'worth €200m' according to his agent (who happens to be his wife)

Mauro Icardi is happy to be spearheading Inter’s Scudetto challenge and reportedly has a host of admirers.

Belief key to Sterling success as Guardiola laughs at 'crazy' Mendy

The England international scored in the 96th-minute as Manchester City beat Southampton 2-1, and was hailed by his manager afterwards

'I was telling Redmond how good he is' - Pep plays down pitchside clash

The manager held a furious debate with the Saints player, but later claimed that only positive things were said between the pair.