English Premiership

Jose Mourinho questions Jurgen Klopp after £75m Virgil van Dijk deal


Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has questioned Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp’s 2016 threat to quit rather than spend inflated transfer fees. The Anfield club are to sign Virgil van Dijk from Southampton in a £75m deal on 1 January for a fee which is a world record for a defender. Klopp said on Friday the “last thing” he considers is the fee ...

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Antonio Conte ready to give Baba Rahman Chelsea opportunity


Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte, has stated that Ghanaian left-back, Baba Rahman, will have a shot in his side if he can clear the hurdle of fully healing from his knee injury. At the moment, Rahman is going through recuperation from a knee injury suffered during the 2017 African Nations Cup in Gabon. He was slated to return in July but ...

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Premier League on Boxing Day: Lingard rescues United, Chelsea comfortable


Tottenham beat Southampton 5-2 to begin Boxing Day in style and there were plenty of goals in the 3pm games, too. BOURNEMOUTH 3-3 WEST HAM A controversial stoppage-time goal salvaged a 3-3 draw for Bournemouth against West Ham in a thrilling Premier League encounter at Dean Court. Callum Wilson was credited with the Cherries’ third after he had the final touch as Nathan Ake headed ...

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Kane breaks Premier League goals record as Spurs thump Saints


Harry Kane grabbed another hat-trick and broke the record for the most Premier League goals scored in a calendar year as Tottenham thrashed Southampton at Wembley. The Spurs and England striker headed home his 37th league goal of 2017 on 22 minutes to surpass Alan Shearer’s landmark, which was set during his time at Blackburn in 1995. Kane then added ...

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Burnley are in European qualification race – Jose Mourinho


Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says Burnley are among the contenders for European qualification. Burnley are three points adrift of fourth-placed Liverpool on 32 points after 19 Premier League games, despite securing only 40 points in total last season. Sean Dyche’s side have already taken points off some of the top six, including an impressive 3-2 away win against Chelsea ...

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Ex-Arsenal player Eboue on ‘brink of suicide’, sleeps on friend’s floor


Eleven years ago he was lining up to take part in the biggest club match in world football. During an illustrious seven-year career in the Premier League, he pocketed millions of pounds in wages, lived in a mansion and drove flashy cars. Now ex-Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue spends his days hiding from ­bailiffs, sometimes sleeps on the floor of a friend’s home, travels ...

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Leicester 2-2 Man Utd: Late Maguire strike earns point for Foxes


Manchester United will spend Christmas an eye-watering 13 points behind runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City after Harry Maguire secured Leicester a draw with a last-gasp goal. Already reeling from their shock midweek Carabao Cup exit at Bristol City, the need for Jose Mourinho’s men to get back to winning ways was heightened by Pep Guardiola’s team racking up a ...

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Burnley 0-3 Tottenham: Kane equals goal record with hat-trick


Harry Kane equalled Alan Shearer’s Premier League record for the most goals scored in a calendar year with a fine hat-trick against Burnley. The Spurs star opened the scoring with a first-half penalty and struck twice after the break to make it 36 league goals in 2017 – equalling the record Shearer set in 1995. It was also the England ...

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