English Premiership

Arsene Wenger: Arsenal boss gets touchline ban over referee row

Wenger was charged with misconduct after the New Year's Eve draw at West Brom (Image credit: Reuters)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been given a three-match touchline ban and fined £40,000 for his behaviour in the referee’s changing room after Sunday’s game against West Brom. A Football Association statement said the Frenchman admitted “his language and behaviour was abusive, improper and questioned the integrity of the match referee”. Wenger was angered by referee Mike Dean after his ...

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Arsenal 2-2 Chelsea: Gunners and Blues share spoils in enthralling encounter at the Emirates

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Hector Bellerin’s stoppage-time goal rescued a 2-2 draw for Arsenal in a pulsating and controversial Premier League clash with Chelsea. It looked like Chelsea had come from behind to triumph when Marcos Alonso struck six minutes from time, after Jack Wilshere’s first league goal since May 2015 had been cancelled out by an Eden Hazard penalty. But the Gunners would ...

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Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku ruled out for one week

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Manchester United’s top scorer Romelu Lukaku is expected to be out for a week, boss Jose Mourinho has said. The Belgian forward, who has scored 15 times this season, had played every minute in the Premier League before being taken off on a stretcher against Southampton on Saturday following a clash of heads with Wesley Hoedt. That ruled Lukaku out ...

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Everton 0-2 Manchester United: Red Devils return to winning ways

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Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard’s fine second-half strikes delivered a first win in five for Manchester United as they lifted the gloom of their festive period by beating Everton 2-0. Jose Mourinho’s men had signed off 2017 by exiting the Carabao Cup to Championship side Bristol City prior to three successive draws, yet a stirring second-half performance at Goodison Park ...

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Premier League round-up: Liverpool leave it late to beat Burnley, Mahrez leads Leicester to victory

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Burnley 1-2 Liverpool Centre-back Ragnar Klavan was Liverpool’s unlikely match-winner at Burnley as his close-range header in the fourth minute of added time made light of the absence of three of the ‘Fab Four’. With £75million world-record defender Virgil van Dijk waiting in the wings for his debut, the focus has been turned on the Reds’ central defenders, but it ...

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West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Arsenal: Rodriguez’s late penalty denies Gunners win

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Jay Rodriguez’s last-minute penalty earned struggling West Brom a deserved point against uninspiring Arsenal. The striker netted after Calum Chambers handled in the area to clinch a 1-1 draw just as it looked like Alexis Sanchez had given the Gunners victory. The forward’s deflected free-kick put Arsenal ahead with seven minutes left in boss Arsene Wenger’s record-breaking 811th Premier League game in charge. Sanchez had ...

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Crystal Palace 0-0 Man City: Eagles end Premier League leaders’ record run but left to rue late penalty miss

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Manchester City’s record-breaking winning run is over but they will feel relieved to have left Crystal Palace with a point. City, chasing a 19th successive Premier League victory, were frustrated by a resolute display from the Eagles as they dropped points for the first time since August. Palace became the first top-flight team this season to keep a clean sheet against the leaders but it ...

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