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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang recreates iconic Thierry Henry knee slide celebration as Arsenal legend watches Gunners beat Tottenham alongside Spotify owner Daniel Ek

The north London bragging rights belong to Arsenal as they blew Tottenham away in the first half to seal a 3-1 win at the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal went in at half time 3-0 up thanks to goals from Emile Smith Rowe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bukayo Saka. It was a fine performance from Arsenal but it’s […]
TalkSport - 26.09.2021 19:26

Scottish Premiership: Celtic jeered off after home draw with Dundee United

Celtic’s Albian Ajeti misses from two yards in 1-1 drawSt Mirren beat Aberdeen; Hibs win at home to St JohnstoneAlbian Ajeti produced a strong contender for miss of the season as Celtic slipped up again in the Premiership with a 1-1 home draw against Dundee United.Ajeti blazed over from two yards and Celtic’s day might have been worse, with United adamant they should have had a first-half penalty when Cameron Carter-Vickers bundled over Nicky Clark. Continue reading...
Guardian - 26.09.2021 19:05

Fati back with a bang as Barca beat Levante to ease pressure on Koeman

Barcelona's Ansu Fati made the perfect return after 10 months out through injury by scoring in a 3-0 victory over Levante on Sunday, a result that eases the pressure on coach Ronald Koeman.
Yahoo - 26.09.2021 18:26

Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool struggles as Brentford’s 3-3 draw at Anfield is described as ‘better than opening day win over Arsenal’

Despite conceding three goals, Jurgen Klopp said that it was ‘not so difficult’ to analyse Liverpool’s issues in dealing with Brentford’s aerial threat. In a sensational match at the Brentford Community Stadium, Klopp’s side trailed, took the lead twice but were eventually pegged back late on and had to settle for a point in a […]
TalkSport - 26.09.2021 17:29

Southampton v Wolves: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from 2pm BSTMatch preview: Southampton v WolvesAnd you can email Rob with your thoughts 2.09pm BST 8 min Armstrong’s cross shot finds its way to Elyounoussi on the far side of the area. His cross is blocked, again by Saiss I think. 2.08pm BST 7 min There’s a nice pace to the game, and a cracking atmosphere at St Mary’s. The two may be connected. Continue reading...
Guardian - 26.09.2021 15:09

Manchester United v Chelsea: Women’s Super League – live!

Minute-by-minute report of the early kick-off in the WSLArsenal centurion Miedema says she can get ‘a hell of a lot better’Brighton’s Carter: ‘Those injuries are a massive part of my life’Email simon.burnton@theguardian.com | Tweet @Simon_Burnton 11.36am BST The starting XIs look almost exactly like this:Manchester United: Earps, Batlle, Mannion, Thorisdottir, Blundell, Staniforth, Zelem, Hanson, Groenen, Galton, Toon.Chelsea: Berger; Bright, Carter, Eriksson; Reiten, Ingle, Leupolz, Charles; Harder, Kerr, Kirby. Presenting your Reds team to take on Chelsea #MUWomen | #FAWSL pic.twitter.com/TaWJcxD13OTeam news is in! ✊#CFCW pic.twitter.com/TX6AD35k33 11.32am BST Hello world!It’s only September, but today is a big day in this season’s title chase. WSL champions Chelsea, beaten at Arsenal in a 3-2 thriller in the opening game of this season, face a second major challenge at Manchester United. Last season they only lost once all season and still only won the title by two points - and Manc...
Guardian - 26.09.2021 12:36

Struggling neighbours offer Spurs a grim warning of their own mediocre future | Jonathan Wilson

Tottenham play mid-table football in a shiny new stadium and fail to bridge the gulf to the rich elite – just like their derby rivalsThe phantom slowly, gravely, silently approached Spurs. It was shrouded in a deep black garment, which concealed its head, its face, its form, and left nothing visible save one outstretched hand. It pointed to the south-west and in that moment Spurs understood. Spurs looked at Arsenal and saw not a rival but their own future. Could it be that Arsenal are a vision of Tottenham yet to come?This is a tale of Daniel Levy, of course, and of Mauricio Pochettino and Harry Kane and dozens of others, but it is also about the broader sweep of history. Football, as we know it today, may have been born in London with the formulation of the Football Association at the Freemasons Arms near Covent Garden in 1863 and the codification of the laws that still form the basis of the modern game, but after professionalisation it quickly left. Continue reading...
Guardian - 25.09.2021 21:00

Liverpool held to thrilling draw at Brentford after Wissa grabs his chance

At the final whistle, Jürgen Klopp could not stop shaking his head in disbelief. Somehow his Liverpool side had contrived to throw away victory against a Brentford side that simply never stopped believing. While Klopp can console himself with the fact that his side are a point clear at the top after Mohamed Salah scored his 100th Premier League goal, he will know they must improve considerably if they are to go all the way again this season as their defensive weaknesses were exposed time and again.A spirited performance from Brentford that sparked into life with Ethan Pinnock’s opener and was rounded off by Yoane Wissa’s equaliser eight minutes from time could have been even worse for Liverpool had it not been for a last-ditch tackle from Virgil van Dijk, even if a draw was probably the fair result from a pulsating game. Continue reading...
Guardian - 25.09.2021 20:35

Dean Smith praises 'resolute' Aston Villa after win at Manchester United – video

Speaking after his side's 1-0 win over Manchester United on Saturday, Aston Villa manager Dean Smith said his defence 'stood resolute' against Manchester United's front four. 'People will look at it and say it's a big win, but for me it's a big performance,' said Smith. Aston Villa took the lead through a Kortney Hause header, only for Hause to give away a penalty moments later after handling Bruno Fernandes's cross into the area. However, Fernandes went on to miss the penalty and Villa held on to win.Aston Villa’s Kortney Hause wins it as Manchester United blow penalty Continue reading...
Guardian - 25.09.2021 17:16

Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea ‘too respectful’ as Pep Guardiola gets Champions League final revenge for Manchester City and a huge title boost

Man City boss Pep Guardiola got revenge over Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel, beating the Chelsea boss for the first time in England with a classy 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge. Tuchel had come out on top in the three previous meetings at their current clubs, knocking Manchester City out of the FA Cup, as well […]
TalkSport - 25.09.2021 15:57

Manchester United v Aston Villa and more: football clockwatch – live!

Updates from Saturday’s games in the Premier League and beyondLive scores: all the goals around the UK and Europe as they go inAnd you can get in touch by emailing Rob with your thoughts 11.30am BST Hello there. Another Saturday, another clockwatch. We’re starting early this week, a gift (sic) for which you can thank the Courteeners. They’re playing the other Old Trafford tonight, with the first support band due on at 5pm, so the match between Manchester United and Aston Villa has been moved to lunchtime. It’s one of six Premier League games we’ll be following, including the biggie between Chelsea and Manchester City. Will Unwin is your man for that and so much more.It’s an important day at the bottom of the Premier League as well. Leeds, Burnley and Newcastle are looking for their first win, Norwich for their first point. And Leicester will hope to push things forward after their false start to the season. Continue reading...
Guardian - 25.09.2021 12:30

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McEnroe On Team World: “These Guys Have Given It Their All'

Team Europe won its fourth Laver Cup in as many editions this weekend. Team World Captain John McEnroe hopes that this will be his squad’s last defeat, and that his group is able to channel his late friend, Vitas Gerulaitis, who once said, “Nobody beats Vitas Gerulaitis 17 times in a row!" “I feel like it will be like, "No one wins the Laver Cup, beats us, John McEnroe, five times in a row’,” McEnroe said. Team Europe triumphed 14-1 in a lopsided result on paper. But that was in large part because the Europeans won five of the six Match Tie-breaks, including in the doubles clincher on Sunday, when Andrey Rublev and Alexander Zverev defeated Reilly Opelka and Denis Shapovalov 6-2, 6-7(4), 10-3. “We battled our best. These guys are a great team, no question, incredible team. They had good team spirit. We did as well,” McEnroe said. “Obviously if you get a couple different results, [we] could have put more pressure on them, but we ...
ATP - 26.09.2021 22:30

Federer: 'I Think The Worst Is Behind Me'

Roger Federer, who is recovering from August right knee surgery, made a late decision to attend this year’s Laver Cup. The Swiss legend is happy that he did. “The reception I’ve received, everybody is so upbeat that I’m here. They wish me all the best and they don’t even see the crutches. They just want me to be good again and enjoy the weekend,” Federer said in an interview for the event with former World No. 1 Jim Courier. “I’ve seen some incredible tennis, some great matches and it’s been wonderful. I’m really happy I made the trip.” "I'm just really in a good place. I'm really happy." A must-watch @rogerfederer update. #LaverCup pic.twitter.com/1skKeZtCnf — Laver Cup (@LaverCup) September 26, 2021 The 20-time major champion admitted that it was a difficult process to decide whether to undergo a third right knee surgery after having two last year. But following Wimbledon, where he was “really unhappy&rdq...
ATP - 26.09.2021 05:10

Hurkacz Halts Murray In Metz

Top seed Hubert Hurkacz continued his push to qualify for the Nitto ATP Finals on Friday by overcoming Andy Murray 7-6(4), 6-3 at the Moselle Open. The Polish star moves into his fourth tour-level semi-final of the season. In a hard-fought first set against the Brit, Hurkacz fended off all three break points he faced and then took his chance in the tie-break to lead. The Pole then raced clear in the second set to advance after one hour and 50 minutes. “Andy is an unbelievable competitor, he has achieved so much throughout his career,” Hurkacz said. “He is coming back from a tough injury and playing at a very high level, so he is amazing and you can be inspired by his results.”[FOLLOW ACTION] Hurkacz has enjoyed a strong season, capturing the title in Delray Beach, before winning his first ATP Masters 1000 title in Miami. The top seed is currently ninth in the FedEx ATP Race To Turin as he aims to qualify for the season finale, which will be held at the Pala Alpitour in Turin from 14-21...
ATP - 24.09.2021 17:38

Emma Raducanu splits from coach who guided her to shock US Open triumph

‘I need someone who has experience at the high levels’Raducanu still mulling over trip for Indian Wells eventEmma Raducanu has split from coach Andrew Richardson following her US Open triumph and is seeking an experienced mentor to help guide her through her next steps on tour.Richardson previously coached the 18-year-old at Bromley Tennis Centre and was chosen to accompany Raducanu on her US trip because of their familiarity with one another. Neither could have imagined where the partnership would lead and, despite the remarkable success it brought, Raducanu has decided she needs a coach with a WTA Tour pedigree. Continue reading...
Guardian - 24.09.2021 15:34