Arnautovic seals victory as West Ham compound Manchester United gloom

The gloom surrounding Manchester United intensified after Felipe Anderson, a Victor Lindelf own goal and Marko Arnautovic gave West Ham a 3-1 win Clubs cannot win the Premier League by the end of September, but they can certainly lose it. And yet for Manchester United, the death or otherwise of…

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Quipping Paul Pogba underlines rift with Mourinho after West Ham defeat | Jacob Steinberg

Paul Pogba, who was substituted in Manchester Uniteds anaemic 3-1 defeat by West Ham at London Stadium, made no attempt to disguise the rift between him and Jos Mourinho Paul Pogba was the last Manchester United player out of the away dressing room at the London Stadium. The Frenchman was…

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rik Lamelas sucker punch seals win for Spurs over spirited Brighton

Harry Kanes first-half penalty and rik Lamelas second finished off a tough Brighton side as Spurs won 2-1 at the Amex Stadium, with Anthony Knockaert replying deep in injury time Crisis averted. The vultures had been circling around Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham but, while this was hardly a sparkling display,…

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Craig Cathcart heads Watford past Tottenham to maintain perfect start

Craig Cathcart headed Watfords winner as the Hornets came from behind to defeat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at Vicarage Road Mauricio Pochettino could not contain the frustration. The Tottenham manager had spent much of the time since last of Jos Holebas set pieces, with first Troy Deeney and then Craig Cathcart…

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Robust Liverpool show signs they are learning how to win the hard way | Jacob Steinberg

The addition of Virgil van Dijk and Alisson has given Jrgen Klopps side a more solid look than in previous seasons On a testing night for Liverpool at a raucous Selhurst Park, fans of dramatic title races were pleased to witness further confirmation that Jrgen Klopps speedsters remain the best…

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Sergio Agero hits hat-trick in Manchester Citys rout of Huddersfield

Sergio Agero fired a hat-trick for a rampant Manchester City in a 6-1 thrashing of Huddersfield Town at the Etihad Stadium Kevin De Bruynes convalescence from his serious knee injury began with him witnessing another mesmeric Manchester Huddersfield. When a pass to Jesus was returned, the ball ricocheted off the…

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Dele Alli gets Tottenham off to a winning start against Newcastle

Jan Vertonghen opened the scoring for Spurs and, though Joselu equalised, Dele Allis goal gave Tottenham a 2-1 victory at St James Park, where anti-owner chants were regular In Mauricio Pochettinos native Argentina interest rates have been held at an emergency 40% since May and the plummeting peso recently led…

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Premier League 2018-19 preview No17: Tottenham Hotspur

Mauricio Pochettinos side risk being undercooked for another season of change that, nonetheless, requires more progress Guardian writers predicted position: 4th (NB: this is not necessarily Nick Amess prediction but the average of our writers tips) Last seasons position: 3rd Odds to win the league (via Oddschecker): 14-1 The cranes,…

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Tube station named Gareth Southgate

Image copyright Eddie Keogh/The FA/PA Wire Image caption The England team flew home from Russia on Sunday afternoon One local resident said the temporary signage was a “fantastic” way to say thank you to the England manager. Were England good, lucky, or a bit of both? How Southgate’s team represent…

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