English Premiership

Ben Arfa ready for Hull City chance after loan move

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Hatem Ben Arfa is relishing a new challenge after joining Hull City on a season-long loan from Newcastle United. The France international had not featured for Newcastle this season after a reported falling out with manager Alan Pardew towards the end of the last campaign. The 27-year-old has been given the chance of a fresh start at the KC Stadium ...

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Beckham unhappy about Welbeck Man Utd exit

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David Beckham says he is sad to see Danny Welbeck leave Manchester United but believes he will shine at Arsenal. Striker Welbeck, who came through the Old Trafford youth system, joined the Gunners for £16m on transfer deadline day. “Arsenal have a very good, young talented English player,” said former United midfielder Beckham. “To see him leave Manchester United is sad. ...

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Chelsea top the Premier League after nine-goal thriller at Everton

Diego Costa: Chelsea striker scored twice against Everton

Chelsea hit Everton for six in a goal-filled Premier League extravaganza at Goodison Park which finally ended 6-3. Jose Mourinho’s side were two goals to the good inside the opening three minutes as Diego Costa found the net with just 35 seconds on the clock before Branislav Ivanovic doubled their lead against the shell-shocked hosts. Kevin Mirallas’ fine header brought ...

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Manchester United still waiting for a win

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Louis van Gaal continues to wait for his first win as Manchester United manager following a lacklustre 0-0 draw away to promoted Burnley. United included record signing Angel di Maria in their starting line-up, but rarely looked like scoring at Turf Moor as Burnley picked up a first point since returning to the top flight. Former United youngster David Jones ...

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Man City want to win everything – Bacary Sagna

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Bacary Sagna says Manchester City are chasing silverware in all competitions this season, but realises the size of the task. Sagna, who joined on a free transfer from Arsenal this summer, is yet to make his debut in a City side that have won both of their opening Premier League games. Manuel Pellegrini’s men started their campaign with a 2-0 ...

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Arsenal “don’t need” a new striker – Wenger

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he is reluctant to buy a new striker, despite a long-term injury to Olivier Giroud. France international Giroud is unlikely to play again until the New Year after undergoing surgery on an ankle injury sustained in Saturday’s 2-2 Premier League draw at Everton. The injury appears to have left Wenger with limited options up front, ...

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Liverpool stronger without Suarez – Gerrard

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Steven Gerrard believes Liverpool have become stronger over the summer despite the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona. The Uruguayan forward was a revelation at Anfield last season scoring 31 league goals in 33 appearances and winning both the PFA and Football Writers’ Player of the Year awards. Barcelona paid Liverpool a reported fee £75m to secure the striker’s services and ...

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Chelsea to monitor striker Diego Costa’s ‘minor’ injury

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Chelsea will monitor Diego Costa over the coming days after admitting the striker has a “minor muscle injury”. Reports have suggested Jose Mourinho’s new £32m signing could be out for up to six weeks after pulling up with a hamstring injury in training. But the Blues will put the former Atletico Madrid forward through further assessments before making any prognosis. ...

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Rojo’s Man Utd move yet to be signed-off by Premier League

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Louis van Gaal’s defensive concerns could deepen after it emerged that the Premier League are yet to sign off on Marcos Rojo’s transfer, partly because of Sporting Lisbon’s involvement with funding group Doyen. Rojo moved to United for £16million eight days ago but has not yet played for Van Gaal. It had been thought that obtaining a work permit was ...

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Di Maria move makes Man United EPL’s most expensive squad ever

Money men: The combined transfer fees of the United squad now exceeds the £400m mark

Manchester United are attempting to return to the summit of the Premier League with the most expensive squad ever assembled in the English game. The arrival of Angel Di Maria this week takes the combined transfer fees of the United squad to an eye-watering £401.2m – and that figure could grow with new signings before the transfer window closes. The ...

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