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Brace for Uth as Hoffenheim stun Bayern Munich

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Mark Uth scored twice as Hoffenheim inflicted a first Bundesliga defeat on Bayern Munich since April. Uth, who scored against Liverpool in their Champions League play-off last month, fired in the opener after Bayern were caught out by a quick throw. The striker then added a second with a neat finish from inside the area. The defeat was Bayern’s first this season ...

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Marcelo sent off as Levante hold Real Madrid at Bernabeu

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Real Madrid’s stuttering start to their La Liga defence continued, coming from behind to draw against Levante. The visitors took a shock lead through Ivi, who spun past Dani Carvajal in the area before slotting home. But Lucas Vazquez equalised from close range after Sergio Ramos’s header was saved by Raul Fernandez. Marcelo was dismissed for kicking out at Jefferson ...

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Choupo-Mouting bags brace as Stoke hold Man Utd to thrilling draw

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Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored twice as Stoke ended Manchester United’s 100% start to the new Premier League season. Summer signing Choupo-Moting put Stoke ahead in the 43rd minute, powerfully finishing a fine team move for his first goal for the club. That was the first goal United had conceded in 535 minutes of league football, a run stretching back to ...

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PL Roundup: Wins for Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs as Toffees crumble

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Arsenal 3-0 Bournemouth Arsenal needed to bounce back from two consecutive league defeats and gave the Emirates faithful plenty to cheer about in the first half against the Cherries. A woeful defensive performance from Eddie Howe’s troops saw Danny Welbeck and Alexandre Lacazette give the Gunners the easiest of 2-0 leads at the break. Welbeck got his second of the game five minutes into ...

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Mane sees red as five-star Man City hammer Liverpool

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Manchester City tore apart Liverpool’s feeble defence to claim an emphatic victory over the 10-man visitors and move top of the Premier League. Sergio Aguero opened the scoring by rounding Reds keeper Simon Mignolet. Sadio Mane was dismissed after his raised foot collided with the face of City keeper Ederson, who required 10 minutes of treatment on the pitch. Gabriel ...

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Everton boss Ronald Koeman disappointed by Rooney arrest

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Ronald Koeman says he is “very disappointed” in Wayne Rooney following the player’s arrest for drink driving but the former England captain will feature against Tottenham on Saturday. The 31-year-old has been charged with drink driving after he was stopped by police at around 2am last Friday. Sky Sports News understands that no club fines or punishment are likely before the legal ...

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Man City ‘trying to cook the books’ with Girona loans – La Liga Boss

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La Liga president Javier Tebas has accused Manchester City and Girona of trying to “cook the books” by undervaluing five players loaned from City to their Spanish stablemate this summer. Tebas made the comment to reporters at the Soccerex Global Convention in Manchester, where he also accused City and Paris St Germain of gaining an advantage through their state-backed spending. He ...

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Adrien Silva unavailable for Leicester as FIFA reject application

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Fifa has rejected Leicester City’s application to register midfielder Adrien Silva after the club missed the deadline by 14 seconds. The Foxes agreed to sign the midfielder from Sporting Lisbon for £22m near the close of the summer transfer window on 31 August. Silva’s registration was not completed in time with football’s governing body meaning the deal was not finalised. ...

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Bayern Munich’s Alaba injured on duty for Austria

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David Alaba gave Bayern Munich an injury scare when he was substituted seven minutes before half-time during Austria’s World Cup qualifier against Georgia on Tuesday. Alaba went down to the turf holding his left ankle following a challenge with Georgia midfielder Valeri Qazaishvili at the Ernst-Happel Stadion, and it soon became clear he would be unable to continue. Austria were ...

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No bids from Inter for Vidal – Rummenigge

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Inter did not launch a close-season bid for Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal, according to the Bundesliga champions’ chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. The Serie A giants undertook the latest stage of their rebuilding process with the financial backing of the Suning Holdings Group, which acquired a majority stake in Inter last June, during the current transfer window. Premier League champions ...

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