Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger unhappy with referee decisions after Stoke defeat

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger complained his side had been denied a goal and a penalty by incorrect decisions from the match officials in the 1-0 loss at Stoke. Wenger claimed a 72nd-minute Alexandre Lacazette effort that was ruled out for offside should have stood „100 per cent“. And he also protested that referee Andre Marriner was wrong not to have […]

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Jurgen Klopp shrugs off criticism of Liverpool defence after Crystal Palace win

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp rejected suggestions his side were under pressure to keep a clean sheet against Crystal Palace. Sadio Mane scored in the 73rd minute as the Reds got their season up and running with a 1-0 victory after last weekend’s disappointing 3-3 draw at Watford. After also conceding a late goal against Hoffenheim in midweek, questions began to […]

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Stoke 1-0 Arsenal: Jese Rodriguez goal seals win for Potters

Jese Rodriguez scored a superb winner on his Stoke debut to help beat Arsenal 1-0 in the Premier League. The former Real Madrid forward, who joined the Potters on a season-long loan from Paris Saint-Germain this week, wasted no time settling in at the newly-expanded bet365 Stadium, though his opponents will feel aggrieved. They will they should have been awarded a […]

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Stoke City 1-0 Arsenal: Gunners stars rated and slated

Arsenal suffered their first Premier League loss of the season after slumping to a 1-0 defeat away to Stoke City. Jese Rodriguez scored the decisive goal on his debut for the Potters as the Gunners endured another frustrating evening at the bet365 Stadium. The loss leaves Arsene Wenger with plenty of questions to answer with less than two weeks remaining […]

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Transfer ALERT! Leeds accept £15million bid from Burnley for striker Chris Wood

Leeds have accepted a bid from Burnley for striker Chris Wood. The New Zealand international ruled himself out of Leeds‘ win at Sunderland saying „I do not feel it is right that I play“ and United boss Thomas Christiansen expects the move to go through after a medical. Wood, who scored 30 goals last season, has been the subject of […]

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Tottenham v Chelsea: A combined XI based on form and fitness

The feeling among many Tottenham fans is that this is the best time to play Chelsea. The Blues are suffering from injuries and suspension to key players ahead of the match at Wembley on Sunday afternoon, so talkSPORT.com attempts to select a combined XI based on current form and fitness. It means there is no Eden Hazard, Pedro or Danny Rose who […]

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‘We are more confident this year’ – Paul Pogba sends message to title rivals as Manchester United run riot again

Paul Pogba insists Manchester United are „more confident“ than last season after another clinical performance in the 4-0 victory over Swansea. Eric Bailly gave United the lead in the first half before three late goals from Romelu Lukaku, Pogba and Anthony Martial secured another rampant win. MATCH REPORT – Swansea City 0-4 Manchester United: Lukaku and Pogba on target for dominant […]

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Liverpool FC news: Fans full of appreciation for left-back Andy Robertson

There was a lot of love shown by Liverpool fans for Andy Robertson during his competitive debut for the club. The 23-year-old left-back, signed from Hull for £8million during the summer, was lively against Crystal Palace and the 1-0 scoreline would have been greater if players were able to put away his excellent crosses. For much of last season James […]

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Premier League round-up: Liverpool see off Crystal Palace and Southampton pile misery on West Ham

Liverpool 1-0 Crystal Palace Liverpool avoided a frustratingly familiar stalemate at Anfield thanks to Sadio Mane’s second goal against Frank de Boer’s Crystal Palace. The Reds have become accustomed to firing blanks against the lesser sides of the Premier League in front of their own fans under Jurgen Klopp. But Mane’s smartly taken strike with less than 20 minutes to […]

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Manchester United FC news: Stats to highlight their rampant start this season

Another game, another three points and another four goals scored by Man United. Jose Mourinho’s brushed aside Swansea to comfortably win 4-0 for the second successive game following victory against West Ham on the first game of the season. And as @OptaJoe on Twitter revealed, it is the first time United have been so lethal in front of goal since 1907. In […]

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Every Premier League club’s record signing – from least to most expensive deal

Club-record fees in the Premier League have been broken left, right and centre this summer. Newly-promoted Brighton and Huddersfield have wasted no time in taking advantage of their financial growth, while Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United have completed lucrative deals for the most wanted of centre forwards. So, inspired by the fees agreed by English top flight teams, talkSPORT.com has […]

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Southampton v West Ham United LIVE stream and confirmed line-ups: talkSPORT 2 Premier League coverage on 19 August 2017

CLICK HERE TO STREAM SOUTHAMPTON V WEST HAM LIVE COMMENTARY ON TALKSPORT 2, KICK-OFF 15:00GMT. Southampton’s want away defender Virgil van Dijk has been left out of the match day squad for their fixture against West Ham. The Dutch international remains unavailable for Mauricio Pellegrino’s men after handing in a transfer request at St. Mary’s. But club record signing Mario […]

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Swansea City 0-4 Manchester United: Lukaku and Pogba on target for dominant Red Devils

Manchester United continued their blistering start to the new Premier League season with a dominant 4-0 away victory over Swansea City. Jose Mourinho named an unchanged team for the trip to south Wales after thrashing West Ham 4-0 last week thanks to a debut double from Romelu Lukaku and further goals from Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial. And all three […]

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Jonny Evans transfer: Joey Barton understands why Manchester City want West Brom defender

A mixed reaction greeted news of Man City’s interest in West Brom defender Jonny Evans, but Joey Barton says he can understand the move. Baggies manager Tony Pulis revealed he has already knocked back an £18m bid for his 29-year-old captain, though it is believed the club will sell him with an improved offer. Barton admits he didn’t see it […]

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Transfer report: Manchester United will let David De Gea join Real Madrid if Red Devils can sign AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma

Manchester United will give David De Gea permission to join Real Madrid next summer, IF they can sign AC Milan’s 18-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma as his replacement. Spain number one De Gea has been strongly linked with a return to his homeland over the past few years, but the Red Devils have so far resisted Real’s interest. The 26-year-old’s contract […]

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Premier League transfers: How players who moved from one title rival to another performed in their first season

Will Nemanja Matic end his first season at Manchester United with silverware? Here, talkSPORT.com looks how other players who moved to a Premier League title fared in their first year. Van Persie’s debut campaign at Old Trafford is still fresh in the memory of Gooners. A transfer fee of £24m for an injury-prone, ageing striker was questioned by many, but […]

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Tottenham Hotspur FC team news: Predicted line-up for Premier League clash v Chelsea

Tottenham can deal a major blow to one of their title rivals this weekend when they face Chelsea on Sunday. Spurs’ first home game at their temporary home of Wembley sees them come up against Antonio Conte’s injury-hit side looking to hand them their second defeat of the campaign. The Blues were beaten by Burnley on the opening day of […]

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TEAM NEWS: Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho names unchanged side against Swansea

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has named an unchanged side for their Saturday lunchtime Premier League clash with Swansea. The Red Devils boss has stuck with the team that got their season off to a flyer against West Ham last week – winning 4-0. Romulu Lukaku, who scored twice on his league debut for United last week, again leads the […]

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The Premier League transfer targets sidelined with injury, including Coutinho, Sanchez and Drinkwater

Four players who have been linked with moves away from their clubs are set to miss out this weekend, as they recover from injury. On Saturday morning it was being reported that Liverpool have rejected a third bid from Barcelona for their playmaker, Philippe Coutinho. Barcelona are said to have offered more than £118million, but is believed to have included […]

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Tottenham Hotspur FC news: Dele Alli hopes Spurs can end Wembley hoodoo with another home win over Chelsea

Dele Alli knows just how big an occasion Sunday’s Wembley meeting with Chelsea is for Tottenham as he looks to replicate his heroics from last season. Spurs start life in their temporary home with a London derby against the reigning Premier League champions, who have had the better of their recent meetings at the national stadium. The Blues have won […]

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Transfer rumours and paper review – Saturday, August 19: Chelsea demand £50m for Costa, West Brom put £30m tag on Evans, Spurs to sign Argentine starlet

Here’s all the top headlines and transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers… Liverpool have turned down a third bid from Barcelona for Philippe Coutinho – FULL STORY HERE The £114million offer was reportedly made up of a guaranteed £80m, with the rest of the fee made up of add ons which would have seen the Brazilian reach certain targets, including winning multiple trophies […]

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DONE DEAL! Tottenham complete signing of Davinson Sanchez from Ajax

Tottenham’s long wait for a summer signing ended with the announcement of a move for Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez subject to a medical and the granting of a work permit. The 21-year-old Colombian centre back has put pen to paper on a deal until 2023 for a reported club-record £42million fee. He is the first player to join Spurs this […]

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Premier League transfer news: All done deals so far in 2017 summer window

Here are the latest confirmed transfers involving Premier League clubs. Keep checking in at talkSPORT.com to see the latest deals throughout the entire transfer window. Click here to see the latest transfer rumours on talkSPORT.com ARSENALInSead Kolasinac (Schalke, free)Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon, £52m)OutYaya Sanogo (released)Takuma Asano (Stuttgart, loan)Chris Willock (Benfica, free)Kaylen Hinds (Wolfsburg, undisclosed)Marc Bola (Bristol Rovers, loan)Dan Crowley (Willem ll, […]

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TRANSFER ALERT! Arsenal defender Gabriel joins Valencia

Valencia have signed defender Gabriel from Arsenal on a five-year deal. The 26-year-old Brazilian moves to the Mestalla for an undisclosed fee, believed to be around £10million, as Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger trims his squad. Gabriel sustained a serious knee injury in Arsenal’s final Premier League game of last season and did not feature in pre-season. He scored one goal […]

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Premier League managers: Henry says Ferguson is ‚Mr Premier League‘ – here’s what the current 20 bosses could be called

Manchester United may have been Arsenal’s bitter rivals when Thierry Henry was playing for the Gunners, but he knows when respect is due. „When I met him for the first time, I called him Mr Premier League,“ Henry said this week of United’s legendary former manager, Sir Alex Ferguson. Henry even went as far as suggesting the Premier League trophy […]

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Newcastle United news: Rafael Benitez tells Jonjo Shelvey onus is on him to curb anger issues

Rafael Benitez has told Jonjo Shelvey he must control his anger if he wants to fulfil his potential. It was revealed on Monday, a day after the 25-year-old Newcastle midfielder had been sent off for standing on Tottenham counterpart Dele Alli, that he has been seeing a psychologist to help him deal with his issues on the pitch. Manager Benitez […]

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REID ALL ABOUT IT! West Ham defender Winston commits future to Hammers by signing new contract until 2023

West Ham defender Winston Reid has signed a mammoth new six-year contract. The 29-year-old New Zealand international has committed his future to the Hammers until 2023. Reid, who joined West Ham from FC Midtjylland in 2010, told the club’s website: „I’m very happy. „I’m pleased we’ve got it sorted so I’m obviously looking forward to the seasons ahead. It’s going […]

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REJECTED! Liverpool turn down third bid from Barcelona for Philippe Coutinho believed to be in the region of £114m

Liverpool have reportedly rejected a third bid from Barcelona for Philippe Coutinho believed to be in the region of £114million. The Reds turned down a bid last week from the Catalan club, of around £90m, and on Thursday manager Jurgen Klopp insisted the two clubs were not in talks over the midfielder. Last week Liverpool issued a strong statement clarifying they would […]

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REJECTED! Liverpool turn down third bid from Barcelona for Philippe Coutinho believed to be in the region of £114m

Liverpool have reportedly rejected a third bid from Barcelona for Philippe Coutinho believed to be in the region of £114million. The Reds turned down a bid last week from the Catalan club, of around £90m, and on Thursday manager Jurgen Klopp insisted the two clubs were not in talks over the midfielder. Last week Liverpool issued a strong statement clarifying they would […]

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Gylfi Sigurdsson ready to make Everton debut against Manchester City

Record signing Gylfi Sigurdsson is ready to made his debut for Everton – 16 years after he first trained with the club. A long chase finally ended in success on Wednesday when the Toffees announced the capture of the Icelandic playmaker for a fee believed to be around £45million. Sigurdsson had made it known to Swansea at the end of […]

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Gylfi Sigurdsson ready to make Everton debut against Manchester City

Record signing Gylfi Sigurdsson is ready to made his debut for Everton – 16 years after he first trained with the club. A long chase finally ended in success on Wednesday when the Toffees announced the capture of the Icelandic playmaker for a fee believed to be around £45million. Sigurdsson had made it known to Swansea at the end of […]

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Gylfi Sigurdsson ready to make Everton debut against Manchester City

Record signing Gylfi Sigurdsson is ready to made his debut for Everton – 16 years after he first trained with the club. A long chase finally ended in success on Wednesday when the Toffees announced the capture of the Icelandic playmaker for a fee believed to be around £45million. Sigurdsson had made it known to Swansea at the end of […]

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Leicester City FC news: Craig Shakespeare reveals Kelechi Iheanacho an injury doubt for the clash with Brighton

Leicester striker Kelechi Iheanacho has visited a specialist as he continues to struggle with a toe complaint. The striker, a £25million summer signing from Manchester City, sustained the injury at the beginning of this month in Leicester’s final pre-season friendly against Borussia Monchengladbach. He came on as a late substitute in the Foxes‘ dramatic 4-3 defeat to Arsenal in their […]

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Mauricio Pochettino calls on Tottenham players to make Wembley Stadium home ahead of Chelsea clash

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has challenged his players to make Wembley home and insists their poor record at the national stadium is nothing to do with the unfamiliar surroundings. Wembley will play host to Spurs this season as their new stadium on the site of White Hart Lane is completed – and they welcome London rivals Chelsea on Sunday in […]

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David Wagner urges Huddersfield fans to create ‚extraordinary atmosphere‘ in first home Premier League game

Huddersfield boss David Wagner has stressed the importance of the club’s fans producing an „extraordinary atmosphere“ that will help the players do the „dirty yards“ in Sunday’s historic clash with Newcastle. The contest at the John Smith’s Stadium will be the first ever home Premier League game for the Terriers, who are back in the top flight this season after […]

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Manchester City FC transfer news: Eliaquim Mangala left in limbo as club look to secure Jonny Evans deal

Manchester City have told Eliaquim Mangala he will not be allowed to leave until the club have signed a replacement for him. The France international has fallen down the pecking order at the Etihad and he spent last season on loan at Valencia. The defender has since returned to Manchester City but he has failed to break into Pep Guardiola’s […]

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‚It’s great. I prefer to laugh‘ – Chelsea boss Antonio Conte laughs off Diego Costa’s claims that he is being treated like a ‚criminal‘

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has laughed off Diego Costa’s suggestion that he has been treated like „a criminal“ and says the striker is in „the past“. The 28-year-old Brazil-born Spain international signed for £32million from Atletico Madrid in July 2014, agreeing a five-year contract, and wishes to return to the Spanish capital. Speaking from his native Lagarto earlier this […]

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Arsenal FC news: Predicted Gunners line-up for Stoke City clash

Arsenal are looking to make it two wins from two in the Premier League when they travel to the bet365 Stadium on Saturday to take on Stoke City. The Gunners have a poor record in the Potteries, winning just one of their last seven games away against Mark Hughes‘ side – drawing three and losing three. Hughes also has a […]

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