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Manchester City confirm the signing of Ruben Dias for £64million

On a day when Manchester City conceded five goals at home, they will bring in defender Ruben Dias from Benfica, with Nicolas Otamendi making the swap for a separate fee.


How Alvaro Morata returned to Juventus on loan from Atletico Madrid

ALVISE CAGNAZZO IN ITALY Its wonderful to get lost in this spell - these are the words in the song Sentimento Nuevo which epitomises the great love affair between Juventus and Morata.


Barcelona vs Villarreal, LIVE Lionel Messi and Co help get Barcas LaLiga season underway

Barcelona will hope to put their summer crisis behind them as they embark upon a new season under Ronald Koeman who takes charge of the Spanish side for the first time. Follow live here.


Manchester City 2-5 Leicester Jamie Vardy scores hat-trick as Foxes secure impressive win

MARTIN SAMUEL AT THE ETIHAD STADIUM Only three hat-tricks have ever been scored against teams managed by Pep Guardiola - and Jamie Vardy now has two of them.


Micah Richards blasts embarrassing Manchester City display after 5-2 mauling at home to Leicester

Jamie Vardys hat-trick, James Maddisons stunner and a Youri Tielemans penalty saw Leicester claim their first win at the Etihad Stadium since their title winning 2015/16 season.


MARTIN KEOWN Arsenal have found a way to upset Liverpool tactically

MARTIN KEOWN Part of Arsenals recent success against Liverpool ahead of their Premier League meeting on Monday night has been their ability to limit Roberto Firmino and Fabinhos input.


Steve Bruce urges teams to unite against handball rule despite Newcastle being given a penalty

Steve Bruce has become the latest Premier League manager to criticise the new handball law and called for the Premier League to scrap it despite Newcastle benefiting from a late penalty decision.


Defensive deficiencies will give Manchester Citys rivals something to relish after 5-2 defeat

JACK GAUGHAN AT THE ETIHAD STADIUM There will be a number of teams, not least champions Liverpool, who observed Leicester Citys plan against Manchester City with relish.


Andy Murray falls to emphatic first-round defeat by old rival Stan Wawrinka at the French Open 

Andy Murray was comprehensively beaten by Stan Wawrinka in three quick sets in the Scots first match at Roland Garros since 2017.


Leeds United launch move for Norwich midfielder Todd Cantwell

Todd Cantwell was left out of Norwichs squad for their Sky Bet Championship trip to Bournemouth on Sunday. Leeds are keen to strengthen their squad further this summer.


PSG establish contact with Chelsea over Jorginho loan move

With the summer arrival of Kai Havertz, competition is high for a starting spot in the Blues midfield and the 28-year-old could be open to a move away from west London.


Manchester City 2-5 Leicester Jamie Vardy scores hat-trick as Leicester secure impressive win

MARTIN SAMUEL AT THE ETIHAD STADIUM Jamie Vardy scored a hat-trick as Leicester continued their winning start to the Premier League season with a 5-2 victory.


West Ham vs Wolves - Premier League Live score, lineups and updates

Wolverhampton Wanderers make the trip to London Stadium this evening to take on struggling West Ham. Sportsmail will provide live coverage including score, lineups and build-up.


Bruce urges teams to unite against nonsense handball rule despite Newcastle being given a penalty

After Roy Hodgsons fury at the decision given against Crystal Palace yesterday, Steve Bruce was the latest manager to call for the handball law to be scrapped despite his side winning a penalty.


Bournemouth 1-0 Norwich Arnaut Danjuma strike ensures Cherries stay unbeaten

ADAM SHERGOLD AT THE VITALITY STADIUM Contrasting summers followed these teams relegations from the Premier League to the Championship.


Hoffenheim 4-1 Bayern Munich Hansi Flicks Bundesliga giants humiliated

Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich suffered a devastating defeat to Hoffenheim on Sunday to end their 32-match unbeaten run in all competitions stretching back to last year.


Atletico Madrid 6-1 Granada Luis Suarez scores fifteen minutes into debut

Luis Suarez scored fifteen minutes into his Atletico Madrid debut after coming on as a second-half substritute in the 5-1 thrashing of Granada. 


Celtic 3-0 Hibernian Neil Lennons side make it six wins in a row with comfortable win

It was a comfortable Sunday afternoon for Celtic who cruised to a 3-0 victory over Hibernian, their sixth win in a row. Callum McGregor set them on their way with an early goal.


Celtic 3-0 Hibernian Goals from Callum McGregor and Albian Ajeti make it six wins in a row

It was a comfortable Sunday afternoon for Celtic who cruised to a 3-0 victory over Hibernian, their sixth win in a row. Callum McGregor set them on their way with an early goal.


Seething Jose Mourinho refuses to comment on Newcastles late penalty

Jose Mourinho wouldve liked to say a few more things in his interview following Tottenham Hotspurs draw with Newcastle United on Sunday, but didnt want to get in trouble.


Mikel Arteta fears international duty could be bad news as players amid coronavirus

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta was the first big name in English football to test positive for the virus and now worries he return of international duty could be bad news as players jet off abroad.


Tottenham 1-1 Newcastle Callum Wilson steals a last-gasp point for visitors from penalty spot

DAN MATTHEWS In more than 96 minutes, Newcastle had failed to register a single shot on target on this trip to Tottenham in the Premier League.


Son Heung-Min sidelined for a while with hamstring injury picked up in Spurs draw with Newcastle

Tottenhams woes have continued as Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Son Heung-Min was withdrawn at half-time of their 1-1 draw with Newcastle with a hamstring injury.


Valtteri Bottas takes swipe at his critics after cruising to Russian Grand Prix win

The Finn cruised to victory after his team-mate was handed penalties following pre-race infringements that saw him penalised for practising race starts outside of a designated area.


Hoffenheim 4-1 Bayern Munich Hansi Flicks men beaten three days before German Super Cup Final

Bayern Munich suffered a devastating defeat to Hoffenheim at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena. The result comes just three days before Bayern face Borussia Dortmund in the German Super Cup Final.


Callum Wilson steals a last-gasp point for Newcastle with controversial late penalty at Tottenham

DAN MATTHEWS Callum Wilson scored a controversial stoppage time penalty causing Jose Mourinho to storm down the tunnell as Tottenham threw away two points with a 1-1 draw with Newcastle.


Jamie Carragher blasts handball rule after controversial Newcastle penalty at Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs were looking to see out a 1-0 win over the Magpies on Sunday afternoon when the ball struck the arm of Eric Dier in the penalty area following a late free kick from the visitors.


Dan Evans suffers first-round exit from French Open after five-set marathon loss to Kei Nishikori

For a while it looked like Dan Evans would emerge the winner from a battle that would go onto last three hours and 49 minutes, but the match got with Kei Nishikori got away from him.


Manchester United pay Sporting Lisbon £4.5m after Bruno Fernandes played 25th league game for club

Manchester United reportedly paid Sporting Lisbon £4.5million after their dramatic 3-2 win over Brighton as an add-on clause was activated in Bruno Fernandes contract.


Manchester City vs Leicester - Premier League Live score, lineups and updates

Manchester City will host Leicester City in Sunday afternoon Premier League action as Pep Guardiolas men look to continue good form in their bid to regain the title. 


Jose Mourinho takes swipe at Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after rival joked about him measuring goalposts

Solskjaer made fun of Mourinho, who is himself a former Red Devils manager, following Uniteds dramatic 3-2 victory over Brighton on Saturday.


Conor McGregor reveals he still plans to come out of retirement for UFC return against Diego Sanchez

The 32-year-old took to social media on Friday to share a series of screenshots of an online conversation with Dana White, in a bid to prove he has been eager to compete in the UFC.


Graeme Souness hails the return of absolute star Gareth Bale to Tottenham Hotspur

Bales arrival comes as a major boost for Jose Mourinhos side, who are looking to return to the top four after finishing well outside the Champions League places in sixth last season.


Leeds United plot move for Norwich star Todd Cantwell

Todd Cantwell was left out of Norwichs squad for their Sky Bet Championship trip to Bournemouth on Sunday. Leeds are keen to strengthen their squad further this summer.


Sheffield United 0-1 Leeds Patrick Bamford scores later winner as Blades suffer third defeat

CRAIG HOPE AT BRAMALL LANE The victory leaves Marcelo Bielsas new boys on six points and Chris Wilders Blades - their old Championship adversaries - on none.


Lewis Hamilton finishes third after being hit with TWO penalties as Valtteri Bottas wins Russian GP

JONATHAN McEVOY Lewis Hamiltons quest to match Michael Schumachers 91 race wins was wrecked by a 10-second penalty in the Russian Grand Prix.


Motherwell 1-5 Rangers Steven Gerrards men move four points clear of Celtic

A somewhat frustrating afternoon for Motherwell as Stephen Robinsons side lose 5-1 to Rangers while conceding another two penalties - bringing their total to eight penalty goals against them.


Lewis Hamilton misses out on record 91st victory after ten-second penalty at Russian Grand Prix

The British driver who started on pole position was under investigation before the race started after he did two practice-starts outside of the designated zone that he is allowed to do so.


Motherwell 1-5 Rangers Stephen Robinsons side concede another two penalties

A somewhat frustrating afternoon for Motherwell as Stephen Robinsons side lose 5-1 to Rangers while conceding another two penalties - bringing their total to seven penalty goals against them.


Jose Mourinho leaves Dele Alli out of matchday squad AGAIN as Spurs star finds himself out in cold

The midfielder played for an hour during Spurs 3-1 Europa League victory over Shkendija, but Alli has not been named in the starting XI or among the substitutes for the Premier League fixture. 


Tottenham vs Newcastle - Premier League Live score, lineups and updates

Tottenham host Newcastle in Premier League action this afternoon and will hope to record back-to-back top flight victories. Sportsmails DANIEL DAVIS will provide live coverage.


Lionel Scaloni hits back at Angel di Maria after he called for Messi and Aguero to be dropped

Angel Di Maria criticised Argentina boss Lionel Scaloni after he was left out of the squad for next months World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Bolivia. Scaloni has since responded.


Liverpool could be without Alisson and new boy Thiago Alcantara for visit of Arsenal

The Reds pair have been unable to train with the rest of the squad in recent days, and manager Jurgen Klopp is reportedly awaiting an update on their availability.


Manchester United make shock move for Chelsea midfielder NGolo Kante amid interest from Inter

The World Cup winner has been linked with a move to Inter Milan who is managed by former Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte. Kante could be heading to Old Trafford.


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer worried Victor Lindelof is at risk of burnout despite playing just TWO games

The defender played in the opening game of the Premier League season against Crystal Palace but was rested for Uniteds Carabao Cup victory over Luton on Thursday.


Jurgen Klopp insists there is no secret recipe to Liverpools formidable Anfield record

The Reds are closing in on the club record of 63 home league wins, set between 1978-81 and the last time they were beaten at Anfield was when they lost 2-1 to Crystal Palace in April 2017.


Its really bad news Sheffield United defender Jack OConnell likely to miss rest of the season

The 26-year-old defender is expected to miss the rest of the season as he requires a knee operation. OConnell played the first two league matches for Chris Wilders Blades this season.


Can Kevin De Bruyne help Man City overtake Liverpool this season and even win the Ballon dOr?

Under the lights at Molineux on Monday, the reigning PFA Player of the Year started the new campaign where he left off the last one as he ran the show from start to finish in Citys 3-1 win over Wolves.


Former world No 1 Victoria Azarenka storms off the court on first day of the French Open

Former world No.1 Victoria Azarenka stormed off the court at the French Open after venting her frustration at being left to freeze on the sidelines.


F1 LIVE - Russian Grand Prix 2020 Lewis Hamilton looks to equal Michael Schumachers 91 career wins

Lewis Hamilton will start on pole as he aims to draw level with Michael Schumachers 91 career wins at the Russian Grand Prix. Follow all the action from Sochi as it happens.


Government urge Premier League to step up to the plate for struggling EFL clubs

The EFL says its clubs stand to lose £200million this season without crowds, having already lost £50m last season. There are fears that without crowds some EFL clubs will disappear.


Tottenham Hotspur new boy Matt Doherty believes his work ethic caught the eye of Jose Mourinho

Doherty, a £15m summer signing from Wolves, is living the dream earning big bucks playing in one of the worlds best leagues, European club competitions and representing Ireland.


Sheffield United vs Leeds - Premier League Live score, lineups and updates

Sheffield United welcome Leeds United to Bramall Lane in the Premier Leagues first Yorkshire derby in 19 years today. Sportsmails DANIEL DAVIS will provide live coverage.


F2 race abandoned after huge crash involving Luca Ghiotto and Jack Aitken leaves one car on FIRE

Formula 2s Russian Grand Prix in Sochi was abandoned after drivers Luca Ghiotto and Jack Aitken were involved in a horrific crash which caused both cars to catch fire. 


Dana White hits out at Conor McGregor after UFC star shares private Instagram messages

Conor McGregor had plans to enjoy a season this year, with the Notorious interested in fighting four times in 2020 following his win over Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 in January.


Schalke SACK struggling coach David Wagner just two games into the new season

The Bundesliga club were thrashed 8-0 by champions Bayern Munich in their opener last weekend and then suffered a 3-1 defeat by Werder Bremen on Saturday.


Aston Villa look to beat West Ham and Southampton to signing of Ruben Loftus-Cheek on loan

Aston Villa is looking to bolster his midfield options before the transfer deadline on October 5. He is interested in signing Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 24, on loan from Chelsea this summer.


AC Milan in talks with Tottenham over Serge Aurier and enquired about Norwichs Max Aarons

SIMON JONES The Serie A club are still in talks over the out of favour Tottenham defender Aurier, although Norwich starlet Aarons is waiting to see whether a move to Barcelona materialises.


Israel Adesanyas bizarre x-rated rant after UFC 253 win over Paulo Costa

Adesanya silenced his critics with a big win over rival Paulo Costa, a formerly undefeated Brazilian, and the pair had not seen eye to eye in the build up to their bout on Fight Island.


Manchester United enter the race to sign 16-year-old wonderkid Alex Luna from Atletico Rafaela

The Mirror have claimed that United, alongside AC Milan, have made concrete contact with Lunas club with a view to bringing the highly-coveted starlet to Old Trafford in two years time.


He is such a champion Serena Williams backs Lewis Hamilton to equal Michael Schumacher record

Serena Williams has tipped her close friend Lewis Hamilton to make history, as they both go for landmark victories. Hamilton could equal Michael Schumachers 91 F1 wins on Sunday.


Leeds United open talks with FC Utrecht over an £8m deal to sign winger Gyrano Kerk

The 24-year-old scored 11 goals last season and can play on either wing or as a striker. Leeds have been working on a number of names including Manchester Uniteds Dan James.


Arsenal prepare second bid for top target Houssem Aouar worth £36.5m plus £9m in add-ons

Arsenal are determined to sign Houssem Aouar and will reportedly raise their dismissed £32million offer to £36.5m with a further £9m in bonuses in a hope to secure the creative midfielder.


Manny Pacquiaos trainer Freddie Roach thinks his man will destroy Conor McGregor inside TWO ROUNDS

The American boxing trainer predicts Manny Pacquiao will need just two rounds at most to beat Conor McGregor in their planned high-profile fight in the Middle East next year.


Marquinhos defends PSG star Neymar after Brazilian accused of racially abusing Hiroki Sakai

The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder has jumped to the defence of team-mate Neymar after the Brazilian winger was accused of racist abuse during a fiery match against Marseille this month. 


Barcelona on the verge of signing Ajax star Sergino Dest for £18m after selling Nelson Semedo

The La Liga side have made an £18million bid for full back Dest which could end Max Aarons hopes of a dream move to the Nou Camp. Barcelona looked as though they were losing the race for Dest.


Ruben Loftus-Cheek needs to put injury and poor Chelsea form behind him to rediscover for on loan

Two years ago, Ruben Loftus-Cheek was Englands secret weapon at the World Cup in Russia - now he is set to be exiled by Chelsea and his career is at a crossroads ahead of a potential loan move.


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rules out Man United signing a new defender this summer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists his Manchester United defence is good enough to succeed without reinforcements and claims their issues are simply down to a lack of sharpness.


Israel Adesanya in a class of his own as Last Stylebender obliterates Paulo Costa at UFC 253

Doubts had remained over Israel Adesanyas credentials as middleweight champion, with Paulo Costa favoured to knock the Last Stylebender off the middleweight perch.


Gareth Bale insists return to Tottenham has made his energy levels go up

The Welshman, who left Spurs for a world record fee in 2013, completed a season-long loan move earlier this month and is hoping he can rediscover the form that earned him a move to LaLiga.


Barcelona rejected £137m offer for Ansu Fati before midfielder signed a new five-year contract

The Spaniards agent Jorge Mendes informed the Catalans of a club who were prepared to make an offer of £114m with £23m in add-ons but the Catalans were not prepared to sell.


We are more than only Danny Ings Ralph Hasenhuttl says Southampton cannot rely on in-form striker

It was a 36th Southampton goal in 71 appearances for Ings, and the 28-year-old has now accounted for 46 per cent of the Saints goals since the beginning of last season.


Inter Milan chief Piero Ausilio rules out move for NGolo Kante with Chelsea unwilling to open talks

Antonio Conte was keen on a reunion with the Frenchman after the pair won the Premier League together in 2017 but Frank Lampard is determined to hold on to the Frenchman.


West Ham interested in taking Chelseas Antonio Rudiger on loan as PSG also look to sign German

The 27-year-old has fallen out of favour at Chelsea and has been omitted from Frank Lampards last three squads against West Bromwich Albion, Barnsley and Liverpool.


Lyon chief warns Arsenal they are way too far away from valuation of Houssem Aouar

Arsenal have been warned they will have to substantially increase their £30m offer for Lyon midfield maestro Houssem Aouar if they are to sign him in this transfer window.


Josh Taylor takes just 161 seconds to dismantle Apinun Khongsong

JEFF POWELL Apinun Khongsong, the Thai challenger for Taylors two unified titles, crumpled into a heap the first time he was hit to his slender body in a venue fabled for extraordinary happenings.


Jose Mourinho becoming increasingly frustrated with clubs failure to land a new striker

Jose Mourinho is reportedly becoming increasingly frustrated with Tottenham for failing sign him a back-up striker for Harry Kane.


Pep Guardiola fears top-flight football faces an injury crisis as Man City problems mount up

Pep Guardiola fears leading managers are powerless to stop an injury crisis this season as he prepares to face Leicester City on Sunday without a senior striker.


Lewis Hamiltons winning formula Brawn, brains... and now he is set for new £120m Mercedes deal

JONATHAN MCEVOY IN SOCHI How differently Formula One history might have turned out but for Lewis Hamilton standing outside his mothers house directing in a guest who was to change his life.


Liverpool starlet Rhian Brewster wants to speak to Crystal Palace about possible £20m move

The striker is the subject of interest of a host of clubs including Palace, Sheffield United and Aston Villa. As reported by The Sun, Palace is Brewsters preferred destination.


Paul Hanagan springs Majestic surprise victory in Cambridgeshire Handicap at Newmarket

Majestic Dawn tore apart his rivals to deliver a 40-1 surprise win in the bet365 Cambridgeshire Handicap at Newmarket and hand jockey Paul Hanagan a hugely emotional victory.


Mikel Arteta hopes his Arsenal can continue their progress

Last season Arsenal were eighth and 43 points behind Liverpool, even if Arteta did manage to beat Jurgen Klopps team on penalties in the Community Shield last month.


Lewis Hamilton has Brawn, brains... and now he is set for new £120m deal

JONATHAN MCEVOY IN SOCHI How differently Formula One history might have turned out but for Lewis Hamilton standing outside his mothers house directing in a guest who was to change his life.


Chelsea to make £40m move for Declan Rice and Frank Lampard is convinced Hammers will sell

Frank Lampard wants to bring in a defensive midfielder and Chelsea are set to make a bid of more than £40million before the October 5 deadline, as reported by The Sun.


Josh Taylor takes just 161 seconds to dismantle Apinum Khongsong

JEFF POWELL Apinum Khongsong, the Thai challenger for Taylors two unified titles, crumpled into a heap the first time he was hit to his slender body in a venue fabled for extraordinary happenings.


Scott Parker reveals his plan to keep Fulham up after difficult start to Premier League return

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH DANNY MURPHY I played at Fulham towards the end of my career and reached a European final. Scotty has gone a step further, hanging up his boots and becoming boss.


Jurgen Klopp insists the door is open for Liverpools teenage star Curtis Jones

The 19-year-old, who became the clubs youngest ever first team captain for one game last season, starred with a two-goal performance in the midweek Carabao Cup victory at Lincoln.


Manchester City close in on £50m move for Benfica star Ruben Dias

The centre back captained Benfica and scored in their 2-0 win over Moreirense on Saturday then effectively confirmed his pending departure hugging teammates and sporting director Rui Costa.


Charlie Edwards beats Kyle Williams 99-91 over ten rounds as he starts new life as a bantamweight 

JEFF POWELL Edwards came dancing into Bethnal Greens iconic York Hall as a rebooted bantamweight. He defeated a willing Kyle Williams by a wide margin but it was not all sweetness and light.


Johanna Konta hopes to pop Coco Gauffs aura during French Open first round clash 

MIKE DICKSON AT ROLAND GARROS At 16 Coco Gauff has already built up something of an aura, and Jo Konta will try to summarily ignore it when she faces her on Sunday.


DANNY MURPHY Paul Pogba is a defensive problem for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

ANALYSIS - DANNY MURPHY Excellent creative players as they are, neither is good enough defensively to play together in a three-man midfield.


England star Denny Solomona lays bare his mental struggles

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY NIK SIMON The medal from Monday nights Premiership Cup final is still in Solomonas kitbag in the utility room. He drove home from the match, and cuddled up on the sofa.


MIKE BROWN Its so brave of rugby stars like Denny Solomona to open up like this

MIKE BROWN We talk a lot about leading from the front in rugby but seeing guys like Joe Marler, Denny Solomona and Kearnan Myall speak so openly about their mental health is true leadership.


How Premier League clubs split £2.5BILLION cash while the EFL want just £250m

EXCLUSIVE Premier League clubs shared £2.55 BILLION in prize money and central funds payments last season, with champions Liverpool taking home just over £158m.


Dr Mark Prince defends QPRs decision not to take a knee against Coventry

Dr Mark Prince, father of Kiyan Prince, the 15-year-old QPR player murdered in a knife attack, has backed Les Ferdinand in questioning the continued relevance of taking the knee before matches.


Premier League clubs call emergency meeting to discuss cash crisis facing football

Clubs will meet on Tuesday in an emergency session to discuss the circumstances of the current season now that the Government has ruled out any fans attending matches until March.


OLIVER HOLT If they dont stop small clubs dying, the Premier League will wither too

OLIVER HOLT - MAIL ON SUNDAY CHIEF SPORTS WRITER Why should they help? In this version of Britain, polarised and angry and fearful, why should the Premier League help anybody? 


Alisson on why he always wanted to be a No 1 and why Liverpool will get even better

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY OLIVER HOLT Brazilian goalkeepers were seen as bystanders. Not much more. Just another person admiring what the outfielders were doing.


Lewis Hamilton on the verge of signing new three-year deal worth £120M with Mercedes

EXCLUSIVE The Mail on Sunday understands that the six-time world champion heads into Sundays Russian Grand Prix with resolution over his future agreed in principle.


Coronavirus, missing superstars and driving rain are raising fears of farce at the French Open 

MIKE DICKSON AT ROLAND GARROS Among the odder sights associated with this French Open has been the queue of food delivery motorbikes forming outside the player hotel.


English rugby handed £7.5m lifeline after agreeing new sponsorship deal with O2

EXCLUSIVE Cash-strapped English rugby has been given a major boost after O2 agreed a new sponsorship deal with the RFU worth more than £7.5million a year.


Gareth Bale is back in the Premier League with Spurs but which of the Big Six has the best attack?

Sportsmail compares Tottenhams prospective front three of Gareth Bale, Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min with the rest of the Big Six, as Jose Mourinhos side prepare to challenge for the top four...


Burnley 0-1 Southampton Danny Ings strikes early as Saints pick up for first points of the season 

JOE BERNSTEIN AT TURF MOOR Danny Ings pushed his claims for a first England start by scoring at former club Burnley to earn his side their first points of the season.


Real Betis 2-3 Real Madrid Sergio Ramos comes to the rescue

PETE JENSON Zinedine Zidanes side had to come back from 2-1 down but did so thanks to Emersons own goal and Ramos penalty to get the reigning champions their first win of the LaLiga season.


Union Berlin keen on loaning Liverpool flop Loris Karius as Reds eye permanent move

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius is wanted on loan by Bundesliga side Union Berlin. The 27-year old, who joined Liverpool for £4.75million from Mainz in 2016, is no longer required at Anfield.


Jorginho could become the latest Chelsea cast-off to join Arsenal and may take them to next level 

Its no secret what Arsenal are looking for as the transfer window nears its October 5 deadline and now Mikel Arteta now appears to have turned his search for a midfielder a little closer to home.


Frank Lampard backs Thiago Silva to overcome disastrous Premier League debut

Silva took his eye off the ball to allow it slip under his foot and gift Callum Robinson his second on the night as newly promoted West Brom raced into a three goal half-time lead.


West Brom boss Slaven Bilic left furious as VAR misses Kai Havertz handball in build-up to equaliser

Chelsea record £72M signing Kai Havertz was at the centre of a controversial handball VAR row as newly promoted West Brom were denied an unlikely win.


Chelsea fans claim Kepa Arrizabalaga was criticising Willy Caballero at West Brom

The exiled Blues keeper was pictured talking to team-mate Jorginho in the stands after Callum Robinson opened the scoring on four minutes. appearing to criticise Caballero.


Chelsea boss Frank Lampard bemoans two points lost following defensive horror show at West Brom

The new-look Chelsea were dismantled in the first half with West Brom reaching the interval with a shock three-goal lead. Callum Robinson struck twice and Kyle Bartley inflicted further misery.


West Brom 3-3 Chelsea Blues held by relegation favourites in six-goal thriller

OLIVER HOLT AT THE HAWTHORNS Chelsea might have spent £250m this summer but after 27 minutes against West Brom, it looked as if they were toast.


Thiago Silvas Premier League introduction came with a rude awakening at West Brom

DANIEL MATTHEWS The veteran Brazilian, 36, has been shipped in to add experience, presence and leadership to a backline that has hamstrung Chelseas progress under Frank Lampard.


Valentino Rossi confirms he will stay in MotoGP with Yamaha

Yamaha said 41-year-old nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi would have the Japanese manufacturers full factory support at the satellite team.


West Brom 3-3 Chelsea PLAYER RATINGS Thiago Silva will have better days after schoolboy error

Chelsea mounted a comeback to earn a point at West Brom but endured a poor day defensively. NICK CALLOW has given his verdict on each players performance from the Hawthorns.


Sportsmail take a look at the times Lewis Hamilton and F1 authorities have come to blows

Lewis Hamilton has found himself embroiled in another tussle with the F1 authorities, after breaking political rules. Sportsmail take a look at the times he and the F1 authorities have come to blows.


West Brom 3-3 Chelsea - Tammy Abraham scores late equaliser as Chelsea fight back from 3-0 down

OLIVER HOLT AT THE HAWTHORNS West Brom drew 3-3 with Chelsea in an enthralling encounter at The Hawthorns. The Baggies were leading 3-0 at the break.


Racing 92 19-15 Saracens Last-gasp try sees Sarrries crash OUT of the Champions Cup

Saracens suffered late Heineken Champions Cup heartbreak as Racing 92 claimed a dramatic 19-15 semi-final win in Paris. Alex Goode had kicked five penalties as Saracens overturned a 9-6 deficit.


Genoas Sunday clash with Napoli delayed by three hours after Mattia Perin tests positive for Covid

The match on Sunday was scheduled to kick off at 3pm local time (1300 GMT) but will start three hours later after Genoa announced Perins positive test result on Saturday afternoon.


Novak Djokovic vows to be extra careful at French Open after hitting line judge at US Open

Novak Djokovic has vowed not to repeat the incident that saw him kicked out of the US Open. The world No 1 was disqualified in New York for hitting line judge Laura Clark in the throat with a stray ball.


Derby 0-4 Blackburn Bradley Johnson heaps misery on former club with brilliant brace

TOM COLLOMOSSE AT PRIDE PARK When Wayne Rooney agreed to join Derby, it is safe to assume he did not do so to be scratching around in the lower reaches of the Championship.


Jamie Redknapp slams Chelseas first half performance as Frank Lampards side concede THREE goals

It was a nightmare opening 45 minutes from the Blues as the Baggies punished defensive errors from Marcos Alonso and new boy Thiago Silva to go into the half time break with a shock lead.


Lampard EXPOSED Chelsea fans rage at the Blues first-half collapse against West Brom

Chelseas summer spending was supposed to close the gap to Liverpool and Manchester City this season, instead fans are raging at a shocking first-half. 


Burnley vs Southampton - Premier League Live score, lineups and updates

Southampton visit Burnley at Turf Moor in this evenings Premier League action with both teams looking to find form following losing starts to their respective campaigns.


CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND-UP Reading stay top with victory against Cardiff

Reading arrived having won just one of their last nine away league matches in the Welsh capital and left with all three points after Michael Morrison and Lucas Joao netted in the second half.


Exeter 28-18 Toulouse Chiefs reach first Champions Cup final with emphatic victory

WILL KELLEHER AT SANDY PARK Rugby royalty dethroned, now Exeter are eyeing a first European crown after an emphatic evisceration of Toulouse.


Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers still very wary of Manchester Citys extreme talent

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers maintains whatever side Manchester City are able to field on Sunday will be one to test his own teams Premier League credentials.


The rules are nonsense Roy Hodgson slams decision to award a penalty against Joel Wards handball

Despite Wards arm being in a natural position when the ball struck, Friend controversially awarded the Toffees the penalty in accordance with this seasons new handballs laws.


Lewis Hamilton shares his concern after surviving horrible major scare in Russian GP qualifying

The British driver will start at the front of the grid in Sochi as he attempts to equal Michael Schumachers victory record with his 91st career triumph but his afternoon was plunged into jeopardy.


Crystal Palace fans left seething over decision to penalise Joel Ward for handball

Crystal Palace fans reacted furiously on social media after Everton were awarded a controversial penalty in their 2-1 away victory at Selhurst Park. 


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was right to say Manchester United got away with one at Brighton

CHRIS WHEELER Neal Maupay chipped a cheeky Panenka penalty high into David de Geas net with the Manchester United goalkeeper sprawled on the floor.


Diego Simeone delighted to sign goal machine Luis Suarez from Barcelona

Suarez signed a two-year deal with Atletico on Friday after completing a free transfer from Barcelona, where he scored 198 goals in six years but was encouraged to leave by Ronald Koeman.


Crystal Palace 1-2 Everton Carlo Ancelottis perfect start to the season continues

ADRIAN KAJUMBA AT SELHURST PARK In their combined 69 years in management and over 2000 games Ancelotti and Hodgson must have thought they had seen it all.


Jose Mourinho insists Tottenham are trying to make more additions before the transfer window shuts

Jose Mourinho has said he has too many players on his books, but having already signed five players this summer, the club are still on the lookout for at least two more before the transfer window shuts.


Serena Williams hoping to recover from Achilles issue to compete for 24th Grand Slam at French Open

Serena Williams admitted she goes into the French Open still nursing an Achilles problem but with a positive mindset as she continues her pursuit of a 24th Grand Slam singles title.


Daniel Farke reveals Max Aarons nickname is Dani Alves after Barcelona transfer links

Norwich boss Daniel Farke insists Max Aarons has not had his head turned by talk of Barcelona interest and revealed the full-back has been dubbed Dani Alves in training.


Sheffield United weigh up move for free agent Daniel Sturridge as Chris Wilder scrambles for striker

Manager Chris Wilder desperately wants to add a striker to his squad and has been in negotiations with Liverpool and Arsenal over deals for Rhian Brewster and Folarin Balogun respectively.


It is normal Ronald Koeman understands Lionel Messis complaints after Luis Suarezs exit

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman said he understood why Lionel Messi was upset about the departure of his long-time strike partner and friend Luis Suarez to Atletico Madrid.


West Brom vs Chelsea - Premier League Live score, lineups and updates

West Broms tough start to Premier League season continues as they welcome Chelsea in evening action as Frank Lampards men look to rebound from their 2-0 loss to Liverpool.  


Augsburg 2-0 Borussia Dortmund Lucien Favres men suffer shock first defeat of the season

Felix Uduokhai and Daniel Caligiuri scored one goal each as the hosts went top of the Bundesliga table in a frustrating afternoon for the likes of Jadon Sancho and Jude Bellingham.


Bayer Leverkusen 1-1 RB Leipzig Kerim Derimbay and Emil Forsberg net screamers in cagey draw

Kerim Derimbay and Emil Forsberg both scored long-range wonderstrikes as RB Lepizig and Bayer Leverkusen shared the spoils in their Bundesliga encounter in front of fans on Saturday.


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer concedes Manchester United DIDNT deserve all three points against Brighton

Solskjaer, having seen his team ride their luck on more than one occasion, believes that one point wouldve been what United deserved following their dramatic win at the AMEX Stadium.


Was this the craziest finish to a Premier League game? Manchester United edge to win at Brighton

Brighton appeared to have earned a well-deserved point through Solly March, but it was a minute of hot-headed madness that saw United clinch their first league win of the season in unprecedented chaos.


Rio Ferdinand and Joe Cole heap praise on Bruno Fernandes for keeping composure for winning penalty

The Portuguese midfielder netted in the 100th minute of the match for his 13th goal for the club after Neal Maupays handball following Harry Maguires header handed United a last-gasp spot kick.


Marcus Rashfords incredible solo goal against Brighton leaves fans on social media stunned

Marcus Rashford was at his dazzling best on Saturday, scoring a solo stunner in Manchester Uniteds dramatic victory over Brighton to add some on-pitch plaudits to his off-field work.


Brighton 2-3 Manchester United RATINGS Paul Pogba sloppy but Bruno Fernandes saves the day

DAN LUDLAM Manchester United beat Brighton in dramatic fashion at the Amex Stadium as Bruno Fernandes last-gasp penalty gave the Red Devils a 3-2 win.


Sheffield United weigh-up move for free agent Daniel Sturridge as Chris Wilder scrambles for striker

Sheffield United are exploring the possibility of signing free agent striker Daniel Sturridge. Manager Chris Wilder desperately wants to add a striker to his squad.


What DRAMA! Lewis Hamilton on pole for Russia GP as Sebastian Vettel crash forces red flag

Lewis Hamilton ran the gauntlet of a dramatic qualifying session - before setting himself up to match Michael Schumachers record of 91 victories by grabbing pole position for the Russian Grand Prix.


Brighton 2-3 Manchester United Bruno Fernandes nets last-gasp penalty for nervy visitors

ROB DRAPER AT THE AMEX STADIUM This was a resurrection from the dead unprecedented in Premier League history. Even Fergie time didnt extend beyond the final whistle.


Watford 1-0 Luton Birthday boy Joao Pedro scores the winner moments to give Hornets win

WATFORD 1-0 LUTON TOWN Joao Pedro scored the winner on his 19th birthday as Vladmir Ivics Watford made it two wins out of two against fellow early high-flyers Luton Town.


Newcastle boss Steve Bruce is relieved his side will not face Gareth Bale after return to Tottenham

Steve Bruce has admitted his relief that Newcastle will not be facing Gareth Bale when they line up against Tottenham on Sunday. The Wales international will sit out the game with a knee injury.


Paul Pogba concedes penalty after clumsy challenge on Aaron Connolly but is spared by VAR review

The replays showed that Connolly had initiated the contact by reaching back and tugging the front of Pogbas shirt as they strained to reach the ball. The referee overturned his initial decision.


Crystal Palace vs Everton - Premier League Live score, lineups and updates

Crystal Palace and Everton, two sides setting the early pace in the Premier League meet at Selhurst Park. Follow Sportsmails live blog for build-up and all the action.


Life after Jon Jones - Dominick Reyes and Jan Blachowicz can emerge from UFC 253 in new era

Jan Blachowicz and Dominick Reyes have the chance to step out of Jon Joness considerable shadow this weekend. They are the co-main event on Fight Island at UFC 253.


Joao Moutinho calls on Wolves record buy Fabio Silva to showcase his talents in the Premier League

Silva, 18, became Wolves record signing when he joined from Porto in a deal worth £35million this month while defender Ki-Jana Hoever, 18, completed a £9m switch from Liverpool.


Jack Wilshere open to playing abroad as he tries to resurrect injury-plagued career

The 28-year-old, who had returned to full fitness before the pandemic struck in March, is open-minded about his next challenge and is willing to move abroad for a regular run of matches.


Rio Ferdinand warns Manchester United they must seek defensive recruitments this summer

Manchester United got off to a losing start in this seasons Premier League campaign in a 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace at Old Trafford, with Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof heavily criticised.


Brighton will appeal to the government to allow fans back into grounds, Paul Barber insists

The string of draconian measures unveiled recently saw clubs rocked with the prospect of behind closed doors clashes for the foreseeable future - and fans will not be able to return in October.


I can say a lot of positive things about Arsenal but I think we still have a chance Klopp says

Liverpools recent record against Arsenal may not be up to the high standards they set themselves but Jurgen Klopp sees no reason for his team to fear Mikel Artetas side.


F1 qualifying - Russian Grand Prix 2020 Live updates from Sochi

Formula One returns in Sochi this weekend after a two-week break for the drivers amid a hectic season. Lewis Hamilton is aiming at another record in Russia, chasing Schumachers 91 wins.


Chelseas attackers are battling it out for a starting place leaving Frank Lampard with dilemmas

Here, Sportsmail looks at all of Chelseas options in each of their attacking positions across the front four and the current pecking order for starting places as the new arrivals up the ante.


Lewis Hamilton finishes fastest in Saturdays third and final practice race for Russian Grand Prix

The six-time world champion, who could match Michael Schumachers victory record of 91 on Sunday, finished 0.776 seconds clear of Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas.


Alisson insists Liverpool are back on the right path after champions lost their momentum

Liverpool have started the new season with back-to-back victories - a 4-3 win over Leeds and a 2-0 success at Chelsea - and their Brazilian keeper says theyve getting back to their best.


Lewis Hamilton finishes fastest in Saturdays third and final qualifying race for Russian Grand Prix

The six-time world champion, who could match Michael Schumachers victory record of 91 on Sunday, finished 0.776 seconds clear of Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas.


Brighton vs Manchester United - Premier League Live score, lineups and updates

Sportsmails OLLIE LEWIS will provide live Premier League coverage of Brighton vs Man United including score, lineups and build-up, with the action set to get under way at 12.30pm BST.


Samuel Umtiti could be latest heading for Nou Camp exit with Lyon keen for defenders return

The outgoings show no sign of slowing down at Barcelona. Samuel Umtiti may well be the next player heading towards the exit door as Ronald Koeman revamps the playing squad.


Luis Suarez speaks for the first time since completing £5.5m move to Atletico Madrid from Barcelona

Luis Suarez trained with his new Atletico Madrid team-mates for the first time on Friday after saying an emotional farewell to Barcelona in a press conference the day before.


Hertha Berlin confirm interest in signing Mario Gotze after his exit from Borussia Dortmund

Speaking at half-time of their defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt on Friday, Hertha Berlins sporting director Arne Friedrich told DAZN the club could make a move for free agent Mario Gotze.


Marcelo Bielsa maintains Liam Cooper is key for Leeds despite signing two new defenders

The Leeds boss has insisted that the club captain is a huge part of this club following the arrivals of Spain defender Diego Llorente and German centre-back Robin Koch.


Riyad Mahrez set to return to Premier League action to face Leicester City after COVID-19 recovery

The Algerian is targeting more titles as he reaches 200 Premier League games against Leicester City on Sunday - with whom he won his first Premier League crown back in 2016.


Christian Eriksens trophy-winning dream at Inter Milan has turned into a nightmare

This weeks arrival of Arturo Vidal from Barcelona further reduces Eriksens chances of getting a run in Antonio Contes Inter midfield. Worse still, Conte didnt want him in the first place.


Mick Schumacher hails Lewis Hamilton as Mercedes driver could equal Michaels F1 91 Grand Prix wins

F1 legend Michael Schumacher recorded an unprecedented 91 victories during his 17-year career, but that could be equalled by Lewis Hamilton at this weekends Russian GP.


Solskjaer must resist the temptation to play Van de Beek, Fernandes and Pogba in the same midfield

Solskjaer must be tempted to play Donny van de Beek, Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes in the same midfield - but with all three forward thinking, it would leave United exposed at the back.


How UFC star Colby Covington is rapidly becoming the most hated athlete in the United States

In front of a furiously partisan crowd in Sau Paulo three years ago Colby Covingtons new persona was born and he has since become one of the most divisive, and hated athletes in the US.


Japans new prime minister Yoshihide Suga insists Tokyo Olympics will take place next year

Yoshihide Suga told the UN General Assemblys virtual summit his country would proactively lead the worlds recovery from coronavirus to allow the Games to go ahead as planned.


Manny Pacquiao confirms fight with Conor McGregor in the Middle East next year

Manny Pacquiao has confirmed he will be fighting Conor McGregor in the Middle East next year. It marks a sensational return to fighting for McGregor, who retired from UFC this year.


Tariq Lamptey is proving Chelsea were wrong to sell him at Brighton

ADRIAN KAJUMBA Lamptey has been Brightons best performer in their first two games and one of the leagues most exciting talents, making a big impression since exiting Chelsea in January.


Brighton star Tariq Lamptey undecided between England and Ghana

The Brighton right-back, 19, made his first appearance for England under-21s against Austria this month having also represented the country at under-18, under-19 and under-20 levels.


Inter Milan will try and sign Chris Smalling from Man United if Milan Skriniar moves to Tottenham

It appears Smalling has no future at Old Trafford after spending last season on loan in Serie A with Roma but United are remaining steadfast to their £18m valuation as Roma try to sew up a permanent deal.


Lewis Hamilton hails ex-Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicalis return to Formula One

Domenicali, 55, worked as Ferrari team principal between 2008 and 2014, and has since worked with the Volkswagen Group and as the chief executive of Lamborghini.


Manchester United U23s 3-5 Liverpool U23s Jack Bearne scores brace as Liverpool prevail

MANCHESTER UNITED UNDER 23S 3-5 LIVERPOOL UNDER 23S Jack Bearne scored twice as Liverpool Under-23s beat their Manchester United counterparts 5-3.


Chelsea to make last-ditch attempt to sign Declan Rice - and could sell Jorginho to Arsenal

Frank Lampard is a big admirer of the England international and has not given up hope of landing him this summer despite West Ham insisting he is not for sell.


Barcelona prioritise Memphis Depay signing in the coming weeks

As reported by Mundo Deportivo , Depay is an attainable target for Barcelona as he is within their current salary budget. Ronald Koeman had considered a move for Alexander Isak.


Sheffield United reluctant to match Liverpools £25m valuation for Rhian Brewster

The 20-year-old was left out of Liverpools matchday squad for the Carabao Cup tie at Lincoln City on Thursday night, fueling speculation of an imminent move.


Chelseas NGolo Kante is open to reuniting with Antonio Conte at Inter Milan

Antonio Conte won the Premier League with Kante, who is open to a move, at Chelsea and the Inter Milan boss believes the World Cup winner is the final piece of the jigsaw for his squad.


Everton offered the chance to sign Napoli forward Arkadiusz Milik

Carlo Ancelottis priority though is upgrading his defence as he is keen on signing a centre back. But is still keen on a forward and Juventus want to bring Kean back to the club.


Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo calls for quicker coronavirus test results after West Ham fiasco 

Moyes will be absent when West Ham meet Wolves on Sunday as he will still be isolating, but Wolves boss Nuno warned that similar problems lay ahead unless the testing system is improved.


Fulham set to seal £1.8m loan signing of Ademola Lookman from RB Leipzig

The Bundesliga club are keen for the former England Under-21 winger to go out on loan and build up his confidence with more regular football.


Nowell out to shake up the old order as Exeter bid to reach first Champions Cup final  

Ten years ago, Exeter Chiefs had just been promoted from the second division of English rugby and Toulouse were crowned champions of Europe.


Scotlands lower league clubs warned they have to fulfil their fixtures or face punishments

EXCLUSIVE BY STEPHEN MCGOWAN Scotlands lower league clubs have been warned that they risk disciplinary proceedings if they kick off the new season and fail to fulfil their fixtures.


Chelsea weigh-up PSGs loan offer for Antonio Rudiger but want to sell him permanently

The French champions proposed a loan with option to buy the Germany international centre back.Chelsea are considering whether to sell the 27-year old outright with other clubs showing interest.


Robin Goodfellows Racing Tips Best bets for Saturday, September 26

Sportsmails racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Saturdays meetings at Newmarket, Haydock, Chelmsford City and Ripon.


Leicester consider move for Bayer Leverkusens Jonathan Tah if they cant bring in James Tarkowski 

As Sportsmail reported in August, Burnley are still demanding £50million for their centre back, with Leicester offering in excess of £30m on Friday, which was subsequently turned down.


Twelve-time champion Nadal hits out at use of super heavy Wilson balls for French Open 

Rafael Nadal added to the problems piling up at this years French Open when he suggested that the choice of balls could lead to player injuries.


Manchester Uniteds Marcus Rashford deeply disappointed with Education Secretary Gavin Williamson

EXCLUSIVE Marcus Rashford is understood to be deeply disappointed by Education Secretary Gavin Williamsons response to his plea for help to tackle child poverty.


FIFAs takeover of VAR has led to controversy... the laws are in the wrong hands

FIFAs declaration on July 9 that they would be taking over the running of VAR from the International Football Association Board (IFAB) lies behind the new handball controversies.


Wolves boss Nuno Espirto Santo calls for quicker coronavirus test results after West Ham fiasco 

Moyes will be absent when West Ham meet Wolves on Sunday as he will still be isolating, but Wolves boss Nuno warned that similar problems lay ahead unless the testing system is improved.


What lies beneath? Manchester United lack quality players to back up their first XI

Confidence among the United rank and file - once the most cocksure in the country - is brittle these days, perhaps made so by too many missteps in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson years.


New Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has been on a remarkable journey

DANIEL MATTHEWS Even before this summers move to London, space was tight on the c.v. of Edouard Mendy. His work experience has swelled in the six years since he arrived at the job centre.


Lewis Hamilton can equal Michael Schumachers record of grand prix wins in Sochi

JONATHAN MCEVOY Lewis Hamilton touched down here in Sochi newly named as one of Time magazines 100 most influential people.The 35-year-old Briton will take a tilt at history,


HOT OR NOT Bryson DeChambeaus bulking up project has paid off

Its Hot or Not time again as Sportsmails Riath Al-Samarrai reveals whats been making him feel warm and whats been leaving him cold this week.   


Ex-referee Chris Foy warns football must prevent players from exploiting handball law

Even referees are bemused, with penalties given against Manchester Uniteds Victor Lindelof and Tottenhams Matt Doherty last weekend widely accepted as harsh.


KEOWN TALKS TACTICS Carlo Ancelotti is turning Dominic Calvert-Lewin into a predator

KEOWN TALKS TACTICS The influence of Carlo Ancelotti on and off the pitch is obvious. On it, Evertons improved team shape is evidence of his good work on the training ground.


After their stubborn heroics in Dublin, Saracens are out to claim another shock against Racing 92

CHRIS FOY Mark McCalls side conquered Dublin last weekend and now they are in Paris, ready to claim another prized scalp when they take on Racing 92 in a seismic semi-final.


Leyton Orient could become first club to be FINED for breaching Covid-19 protocols

EXCLUSIVE Sportsmail has learned that Orient may be hit with two misconduct charges following allegations that they breached rules by not testing and isolating sick players.


Andy Cole says Man United need more than just Jadon Sancho to mount Premier League title challenge

United have so far failed to sign No 1 summer transfer target Sancho and are refusing to meet Borussia Dortmunds £109million asking price. And fans are starting to feel despondent about Uniteds prospects.


SIR CLIVE WOODWARD Saturday is a perfect chance to rattle the French as Saracens take on Racing 92

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD This is a huge day for English rugby. France are my tip to win the 2023 World Cup in their own backyard and English rugby needs to get into their psyche again.


Walsall boss Darrell Clarke pleads with Premier League to rescue EFL teams

EXCLUSIVE Walsall saw their fixture against Leyton Orient, scheduled for Saturday, postponed after the London club returned 17 positive tests, meaning they forfeited their tie against Tottenham.


EFL chief Parry admits fears League One and Two will be curtailed and warns financial help is urgent

Rick Parry has laid bare the enormous challenges the EFL must overcome in order for the 72 clubs to survive the pandemic and remain relevant.


Premiership final to take place at Twickenham after RFU agree compromise deal

After talks between Premiership Rugby Limited and the RFU on Friday a solution has been reached whereby Twickenham will host the game on October 24 at a discounted price.


AHEAD OF THE GAME Man United anger staff by erecting non-relevant signs to separate parking spots

MATT HUGHES - AHEAD OF THE GAME Many non-relevant staff are charged with looking after players or have crucial operational roles but have made to feel undervalued by the club.


Premier Leagues black players and coaches anger over the PFAs all-white panel

EXCLUSIVE BY MATT HUGHES A number of players have complained on the grounds it doesnt reflect the fact that around 30 per cent of PFA members are black.


Gosden seeks new rider for Stradivarius in the Prix de LArc De Triomphe after Atzeni ruled out

Gosden is looking to use a French jockey on Stradivarius with Covid-19 quarantine arrangements meaning few British-based jockeys will cross the Channel to ride in Paris.


Murray feeling ship shape as he prepares for clash with old rival Wawrinka at French Open

Not even the status of Wimbledon champion and knight of the realm has been enough to save Andy Murray from delays involving Covid tests.


After years of putting club before country, its now Family. Argentina. Barcelona for Lionel Messi

PETE JENSON Lionel Messis broken relationship with Barcelona football club has been patched up, but the wounds have opened again and the season hasnt even started.


Zak Crawleys hit an epic 267 against Pakistan... but does not want to go down as a one hit wonder

INTERVIEW BY LAWRENCE BOOTH A month on from the innings that changed his life, Zak Crawley is daring to think about the future. An ECB Test contract would be nice.


Manchester United Under-23s 3-5 Liverpool Under-23s Jack Bearne scores brace as Liverpool prevail

MANCHESTER UNITED UNDER-23S 3-5 LIVERPOOL UNDER-23S Jack Bearne scored twice as Liverpool Under-23s beat their Manchester United counterparts 5-3.


Huddersfield 1-0 Nottingham Forest Bielsa watches his protegee Corberan secure first win

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa was in the stands as his protegee Carlos Corberan claimed his first win as Huddersfield boss.Fraizer Campbell volleyed home the winner in the 54th minute.


Manchester United Under-23s 2-5 Liverpool Under-23s Jack Bearne scores brace as Liverpool prevail

MANCHESTER UNITED UNDER-23S 3-5 LIVERPOOL UNDER-23S Jack Bearne scored twice as Liverpool Under-23s beat their Manchester United counterparts 5-3.


Paulo Costa takes on Israel Adesanya for the title at UFC 253 - heres his route to the top

It isnt every day that a former IT consultant has a shot at UFC gold, but one glance at Paulo Costa tells you he was hardly your average computer technician. 


Conor McGregor reveals sensational plans to fight Manny Pacquiao next in the Middle East

The retired UFC star released a flurry of tweets on Friday night as he tried to explain the reasoning behind his decision to walk away from the sport earlier this summer.


Cheslin Kolbe ruined Englands World Cup dreams and now hes got Exeter Chiefs in his sights

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW A superstar rugby player, Kolbe is one of the smallest players in the game. At 5ft 7in and weighing 11st 9lbs he is the David in a land of Goliaths.


Alastair Cook makes masterful 172 for Essex but Somerset fightback leaves final in the balance

It says everything about the ability of Cook that he made a masterful 172 against a Somerset attack that had not conceded more than 200 in any previous Bob Willis Trophy innings this season.


Harry Maguire to be watched by England assistant Steve Holland when Manchester United face Brighton

Having initially been selected in the previous England squad to face Iceland and Denmark earlier this month, central defender Maguire was booted out of the party just hours later.


Pep Guardiolas injury crisis deepens as Gabriel Jesus becomes latest Man City ace to be struck down

Brazil announced on Friday that Jesus had been withdrawn from next months World Cup qualifiers after suffering a problem during Mondays win at Wolves.


Lyons Houssem Aouar agrees to join Arsenal after no concrete bids from Barcelona or Juventus...

According to Telefoot , the highly regarded Frenchman wants to join the Gunners despite interest from Barcelona and Juventus, with neither of those clubs having made a concrete bid.


Dillian Whyte has spoken with Coldwell about joining his team again for Alexander Povetkin rematch

EXCLUSIVE BY JORDAN SEWARD Sportsmail understands they have not discussed Coldwell re-joining his team at length but that there is a possibility Whyte could call on him again.


The two Ronnies! Cristiano Ronaldo films his latest Nike advert with help of a body double

The Juventus forward, 35, whose boot deal with Nike is worth an eye-watering £15million, was on set in Turin to shoot an advertisement video to promote his sponsors new footwear.


Jamie Carragher sends warning to Liverpools title rivals following victory over Chelsea

Liverpool won the title at a canter last season but there will be much competition for Jurgen Klopps side this time around, with Manchester City and Chelsea amongst those in contention.


Formula One records SEVEN positive coronavirus cases over the last week

F1 and governing body the FIA have jointly released the figures on a weekly basis since the revised opening round of the campaign in Austria. The seven positive cases were out of 3,256 tests.


MICAH RICHARDS I hope Manchester United dont sign Jadon Sancho, hed be a £100m gamble

MICAH RICHARDS Im concerned that if Sancho was to join United now the effect could be detrimental. Its as if United are chasing a status transfer rather than working to a proper plan.


Lyon chief Jean-Michel Aulas believes Arsenal do not have the funds for Houssem Aouar

Arsenal are in a tricky financial position, according to the Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas, and they cant find the £54million asking price for talented midfielder Houssem Aouar


Roman Fury, brother of heavyweight champion Tyson, becomes NINTH Fury to turn professional

WBC champion Fury has been training alongside his 23-year-old brother during lockdown and, despite having no amateur background in the sport, Roman has turned professional.


Mikel Arteta heaps praise on Liverpool new boy Thiago Alcantara

The Reds purchased Thiago from Bayern Munich for a deal worth £25million earlier this month and made his debut in Liverpools 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge last weekend.


This is the chance of a lifetime Alvaro Morata cannot wait to get started at Juventus

Alvaro Morata has hailed his return to Juventus as the chance of a lifetime and believes new coach Andrea Pirlo can guide the Turin giants to Champions League glory.


Brendan Rodgers says Leicesters Wilfred Ndidi will be out for 12 weeks as he requires thigh surgery

In a huge blow for Leicester, manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed Wilfred Ndidi will have surgery on a thigh injury on Saturday that will keep him sidelined for 12 weeks.


Joshua plans to steamroll Fury, says Hearn as Brit is looking to do a demolition job

The IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion is set to defend his titles against mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev on December 12.


Transfer news RECAP Latest Premier League and European club signings, deals and rumours

With just under two weeks until the international transfer window closes on October 5, clubs across Europe are looking to bring in flesh blood as the 2020-21 season starts to get going. 


Bobby Duncan joins Derby on three-year deal from Fiorentina just a year after leaving Liverpool

Duncan, 19, has signed a three-year deal with Derby, as reported by the clubs official website. He left Liverpool last year after his then agent said that the Premier League club were damaging him mentally.


Newcastle boss Steve Bruce insists he never considered selling record-signing Joelinton this summer 

The £40million striker returns to Spurs on Sunday - the scene of his first Premier League goal - but he has scored just once in the top-flight in the 13 months since that 1-0 victory.


Manchester City open talks with Benfica over £50m deal to sign Ruben Dias

The Premier League title contenders have switched to the stylish 23-year-old after growing frustrated by Sevillas valuation of Jules Kounde. Dias has long been on their shortlist this summer.


Mario Balotelli set to sign for Genoa on a one-year deal with the option of an additional season

As reported by La Gazzetta Dello Sport , Balotelli is poised to join Genoa on a one-year deal with the option of an additional year.


Lampard fears Pulisic could break down again as he treads a fine line with wingers fitness

Frank Lampard is keen to manage Christian Pulisics return carefully, given the Americans injury history since he arrived at Stamford Bridge. He is worried about the winger suffering a setback.


David Moyes to call the shots for West Hams game against Wolves via ZOOM

Moyes, Issa Diop and Josh Cullen were all forced to leave the London Stadium barely an hour before their Carabao Cup win over Hull on Tuesday after finding out they had the virus.


I think its unfair David De Gea SLAMS penalty rules after Crystal Palace fiasco

EXCLUSIVE David De Gea has joined the ranks of VAR detractors, hitting out at the technology for an unfair ruling that cost Manchester United at Crystal Palace.    


Manuel Neuer is back on top as worlds best goalkeeper after leading Bayern Munich to four trophies

The 34-year-old was on top form on Thursday as Bayern Munich won the UEFA Super Cup against Sevilla thanks to an extra-time goal from Javi Martinez.


Hamilton trails Bottas by 0.2 seconds after second Russian GP practice

Hamiltons attempt at matching Michael Schumachers victory record began by finishing a surprise last but one in the opening running before he came in second in second practice.


Branislav Ivanovic looking to hurt Frank Lampard and Chelsea in Premier League debut for West Brom

Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard will be hoping that the dangerous version of Branislav Ivanovic he played alongside at Chelsea will not be turning up for West Brom this weekend. 


Luis Suarez completes move to Atletico Madrid on two-year deal after six years at Barcelona

The 33-year-old has completed his emotional farewell from Barcelona by signing a two-year deal at Atletico Madrid. 


Leeds targeting AZ Alkmaar captain Teun Koopmeiners to boost midfield options

Leeds are reportedly plotting a move for AZ Almkaar captain Teun Koopmeiners, with boss Marcelo Bielsa looking to boost his midfield after an injury to Pablo Hernandez.


Jadon Sancho opens up on wake-up call at Watford that kickstarted his journey to stardom

The Borussia Dortmund winger has thrived since moving to Germany from Manchester City as a 17-year-old in 2017, having come through the ranks at Watford before moving up north.


Spanish legend Joaquin set to play his 825th LaLiga match on Saturday

PETE JENSON IN SPAIN Its the build-up to Saturdays visit to Real Madrid where at the grand old age of 39, hell play his LaLiga match number 825, no outfield players has played more in Spain.


Adebayo Akinfenwa slams FAs decision to clear Fleetwood staff who called him a fat water buffalo

The Wycombe striker was incensed after being repeatedly called a fat water buffalo at last seasons League One play-off semi-final between the two sides, saying he felt dehumanised.


Charlton END ownership nightmare by confirming Thomas Sandgaard as the clubs new backer

Charlton Athletics ESI nightmare is finally over, with the Addicks confirming Thomas Sandgaard has acquired 100 per cent of the London club. 


Jadon Sancho names Manchester Uniteds Marcus Rashford as the MOST skillful player hes played with

When the The Borussia Dortmund star was asked to name the best players hes played with, he put the United forward at the top of the list, just as The Red Devils make a final push to sign him.


Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti says Jordan Pickford has his total confidence

Reports on Friday suggested the Toffees are considering a move for Manchester Uniteds Sergio Romero after England No 1 Pickford made a series of errors.


Mikel Arteta backs £72m record signing Nicolas Pepe to become an Arsenal great

Gunners manager Arteta spoke positively of Pepe as Arsenal prepare for back-to-back meetings with Liverpool first in the league and then the cup.


French Open forced to reduce number of fans to just 1,000 per day to comply with new rules

The French Tennis Federation said it deeply regrets these new restrictions after confirming only 1,000 fans per day will be allowed to attend the French Open.


Fulham launch late bid to hijack Crystal Palaces move for Brentfords Said Benrahma 

EXCLUSIVE Fulham have joined Crystal Palace in the race to sign exciting Brentford winger Said Benrahma, with the Bees valuing their star asset at around £30m.


Kepa Arrizabalaga will KEEP place in Chelsea starting line-up for West Brom clash

Kepa Arrizabalaga will start for Chelsea against West Brom as the game is too soon for new signing Edouard Mendy to play, revealed Frank Lampard. 


Jordan Henderson ruled out of Liverpools clash with Arsenal after picking up knock in Chelsea win

The absence of the England midfielder increases the chance of a first start for new signing Thiago Alcantara, who was Hendersons replacement at Stamford Bridge.


Man United were breathtaking when they beat Brighton in June... but optimism has drained away 

The dominant performance United produced in their 3-0 win at Brighton on June 30 could be held up as template of what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is trying to achieve at Old Trafford.


Jurgen Klopp heaps praise on Mikel Arteta and admits he has done pretty impressive job at Arsenal

Both the Reds and the Gunners have taken six points from their opening matches in the Premier League, as Arteta continues to build on his promising first season in charge at the Emirates.


Spurs battling to reduce Inters £46m asking price for Jose Mourinho target Milan Skriniar

Tottenham are trying to drive down Inter Milans asking price for Milan Skriniar as Jose Mourinho admits he is determined to improve the balance of his squad before the transfer market closes.


Samatta leaves Aston Villa after eight months to join Turkish giants Fenerbahce on a four-year deal

Samatta had not featured so far this season for Villa, with the additions of Ollie Watkins for a club-record £28m and Bertrand Traore for £19m underlining his place in the pecking order.


South African duo Siya Kolisi and Cheslin Kolbe want the world to know NOTHING has changed back home

EXCLUSIVE The grave issues are laid bare in harrowing testimony by two of the Springboks icons - captain Kolisi and try-scoring sensation Kolbe - in an exclusive interview with Sportsmail .


David Moyes to miss West Hams next two games after second positive coronavirus test

The Hammers boss was sent home from the London Stadium in the build up to the east London clubs Carabao Cup tie with Hull City, while Issa Diop and Josh Cullen also tested positive.


Zinedine Zidanes son, Enzo, set to sign for fifth club in three years - this time in North Africa

Enzo Zidane, the son of the Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane, is to sign for Wydad in Casablanca, according to his agent, Roberto Carlos, after he failed to impress at a string of European clubs.


We went into a shop and I saw the shirt... Edouard Mendy says been a Chelsea fan since 12

Chelseas new £22million goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has revealed he has always adored the club ever since donning in a Blues shirt in a store for the first time as an excited 12-year-old.


Lewis Hamilton trundles to just 19th in Russian GP practice as Valtteri Bottas tops time sheets

Lewis Hamiltons maiden shot at matching Michael Schumachers victory record began by finishing a surprise last but one in opening practice for the Russian Grand Prix.


Leeds Uniteds entertainers will be INFURIATING meticulous boss Marcelo Bielsa 

As much as every neutral wants Leeds United - two games, three points, seven scored, seven conceded - to be involved in 4-3 thrillers each weekend, it just isnt sustainable.


Leyton Orient fail in efforts to get Carabao Cup tie with Tottenham rearranged

Tuesdays game at Brisbane Road was called off following an order by Waltham Forest Borough Council after several Orient players tested positive, in tests funded by Spurs.


David De Gea insists hes feeling very confident despite Dean Henderson piling on the pressure

David De Gea has brushed aside fears over his confidence, insisting he is in top shape and ready to fight Dean Henderson for his starting place at Manchester United.


Lionel Messi SLAMS Barcelona board for their treatment of Luis Suarez

Messi was embroiled in a transfer saga with the Catalan club this summer as the 33-year-old sought to trigger a clause in his contract that would allow him to walk away for free, ending a two decade spell.


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Man Uniteds back line is strong enough

Questions have been asked recently about the central defensive partnership of Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof, especially after last weekends defeat to Crystal Palace


Pep Guardiola reveals Man City have just 13 players fit and will continue giving prospects a chance

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed that that the club will continue giving academy players a chance with just 13 regular first team squad players currently fit.


Gareth Bale insists he has no regrets from Real Madrid spell and admits he grew up in Spain

After helping Madrid win four Champions League trophies and two LaLiga triumphs, he found himself out of favour under Zinedine Zidane and featured in just 20 matches last season.


Miralem Pjanic claims Barcelona are out to avenge Champions League humiliation against Bayern Munich

New signing Miralem Pjanic is ready to be a driving force in Barcelonas regeneration this season, aiming to put their Bayern Munich crisis firmly in the past. 


Everton considering Manchester Uniteds Sergio Romero as pressure mounts on Jordan Pickford

The Toffees are monitoring Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romeros situation at Old Trafford with Everton identifying him as potential competition for the error-prone Jordan Pickford. 


Transfer news LIVE Latest Premier League and European club signings, deals and rumours

With just under two weeks until the international transfer window closes on October 5, clubs across Europe are looking to bring in flesh blood as the 2020-21 season starts to get going. 


Laurent Koscielny finally apologises to Arsenal fans for Bordeaux shirt reveal stunt

The centre-half was seen taking off an Arsenal shirt to reveal the colours of the French club after securing his £4.6million switch to the French club last year, causing a vicious backlash from fans.


Premiership clubs veto Twickenham final after reluctance to meet RFU fee

EXCLUSIVE BY CHRIS FOY AND MATT HUGHES The Premiership Final is set to be moved from Twickenham for the first time to save money.


Premiership clubs veto Twickenham final after RFU demanded £100k to stage the match without fans

EXCLUSIVE BY CHRIS FOY AND MATT HUGHES The Premiership Final is set to be moved from Twickenham for the first time to save money.


Tottenhams Europa League Jose Mourinho reveals he had to get UEFA to switch goals

The Tottenham goalkeepers noticed the flaw in the warm-up and alerted Jose Mourinho, who said I am not a goalkeeper but when I spread my arms, I can tell the difference.


West Ham How pile of players the Hammers bought provide more misses than hits

A pile of players, was how co-owner David Sullivan described it. West Ham have spent £200million in two years but made a mess in the transfer market.


Chelsea carousel keeps spinning as list of outcasts in Frank Lampards squad grows

The revolving door at Stamford Bridge hasnt stopped spinning this summer but Frank Lampards trimming of his Chelsea squad is unlikely to be over as the October 5 deadline approaches.


Atletico Madrid close to signing Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira on loan

The Uruguayans game time became more limited once Mikel Arteta replaced Unai Emery as Gunners boss last season and he hasnt featured so far in this campaign.


Angel Di Maria rants at Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni after being left out of latest squad

The Paris Saint-Germain star was not included in Scalonis selection for next months World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Bolivia despite enjoying a very good season.


Barcelona poised to make one final effort to sign Lautaro Martinez

The money raised from selling Arturo Vidal, Luis Suarez, Nelson Semedo and others has allowed one last push for No 1 transfer target Lautaro Martinez, the Inter Milan striker.


Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick pays tribute to UEFA Super Cup winner Javi Martinez

With the Super Cup final in extra time, Flick sent on the 32-year-old to shore up his defence but it was his contribution at the other end of the field that made the crucial difference.


World champion Ronnie OSullivan dumped out of European Masters by teenage rookie Aaron Hill

The 18-year-old had let slip a 3-1 lead against the Rocket, who was in action for the first time since he triumphed at the Crucible. Hill then showed nerves of steel to fight back and win in Milton Keynes.


Lewis Hamilton threatening to break Formula Ones anti-politics rules

Lewis Hamilton goes into a potentially historic Russian Grand Prix threatening to defy Formula One bosses by breaking their anti-politics rules.


Jurgen Klopp heaps praise on exceptional talent Curtis Jones after Liverpools 7-2 win at Lincoln

The Toxteth-born 19-year-old scored twice to help take the game beyond their hosts before half-time and dictated play from midfield like an experienced pro.


Manchester City teenager Liam Delap buzzing after scoring stunning debut goal

The 17-year-old son of former Stoke midfielder Rory put the holders ahead in Thursdays third-round tie with a fine 18th-minute strike from just inside the box at the Etihad Stadium.


John Terry expects Bertrand Traore to make big impact at Aston Villa

John Terry backed his former Chelsea team-mate Bertrand Traore to shine at Aston Villa after his spectacular strike helped set up a Carabao Cup fourth-round tie against Stoke.


Brighton consider sending young star Max Sanders out on loan

Max Sanders, 21, got his first taste of senior football last season when he made 22 appearances while on loan at AFC Wimbledon in League One. He is keen to get more regular playing experience.


Willem II 0-4 Rangers Ryan Kent stars in Europa League third-round qualifier win

Inspired by the excellent Ryan Kent, who scored and had two assists, a play-off against Galatasaray in Glasgow next week was comfortably secured by Rangers.


FC Riga 0-1 Celtic Mohamed Elyounoussis last-gasp strike rescues Neil Lennons men

After 89 minutes of Riga mortis a last minute strike from substitute Mohamed Elyounoussi spared Celtic an untimely demise in the Europa League.


Manchester United will table take-it-or-leave-it £90m offer for Jadon Sancho

United have been chasing Sancho all summer but have been unable to reach an agreement with Borussia Dormtund, who have remained firm on their £108m asking price for the forward.


Gower admits he felt for axed Soccer Saturday pundits after his own dismissal from Sky last year

EXCLUSIVE BY KISHAN VAGHELA The trios dismissal in Skys search for greater diversity came almost 12 months after former England captain Gower waved goodbye to the broadcaster.


Chelsea ready to send flop Kepa out on loan after Lampard finally replaces him with Edouard Mendy

Kepa has endured a torrid time over the past 18 months, making a number of mistakes, and once again in the spotlight after his error led to Mane scoring in Sundays loss against Liverpool.


Punters of doomed Layezy Racing syndicate set to receive 10p in the pound of their £40m investments

EXCLUSIVE BY MIKE KEEGAN Thousands of punters who poured life savings into a syndicate exposed by a Sportsmail investigation will receive a fraction of the money they thought they were due.


Burnley land long-term target Dale Stephens as midfielder joins from Brighton on two-year deal

The Bolton-born midfielder, 31, has been the subject of several bids over the past four years and joined the Clarets for a fee understood to be £1million, potentially rising to £2.5m.


PHIL DEFREITAS Cricket should be a game for all, where everyone gets a fair go

PHIL DEFREITAS I got involved with the London Schools Cricket Association two years ago - to provide youngsters of all backgrounds with an equal chance.


Chris Smalling in plea for Roma deal as Man United hold out for £18m

Chris Smalling is growing frustrated at Manchester United over the clubs transfer wrangle with Roma. United are refusing to budge on their asking price of £18million.


Robin Goodfellows Racing Tips Best bets for Friday, September 25

Sportsmails racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Fridays meetings at Newmarket, Uttoxeter, Haydock and Newcastle.


ECB chief executive Tom Harrison Cricket has a big diversity problem and I have to sort it out

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY MATT HUGHES The ECB chief executive is explaining the strength of his commitment to improving crickets shocking record on diversity.


Is a Wrexham movie on Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenneys minds?

McElhenney, an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter, maintained the intrigue when, having been asked on Twitter Why Wrexham? replied Why not Wrexham?


ECB chief Tom Harrison demands counties become more racially diverse as he outlines approach

EXCLUSIVE BY MATT HUGHES In an interview with Sportsmail, Harrison outlined the ECBs intention to use a carrot and stick approach to improve a situation he described as disturbing.


Tartan Tornado Josh Taylor faces test against Apinun Khongsong

Josh Taylor, arguably the best boxer in Britain at the moment, has to defend his unified world light-welterweight titles in an echoing York Hall empty of fans.


Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho reveals he had to get UEFA to switch goals that were 5cm SHORT

The goalkeepers noticed the flaw in the warm-up and alerted Mourinho, who said I am not a goalkeeper but when I spread my arms I know the difference.


UEFA SUPER CUP RECAP Bayern Munich 2-1 Sevilla (AET) - Javi Martinez heads in winner in extra time

Sportsmails SAM McEVOY will provide live UEFA coverage of the action this evening including all the live action and build-up for tonights games.


THE SECRET SCOUT Tom Pearce has a chance to make his mark

THE SECRET SCOUT Our scout is a top football expert who attends matches each week searching for the next star. Hell bring you his verdict in Sportsmail.


ECB chairman Tom Harrison demands counties become more racially diverse as he outlines approach

EXCLUSIVE BY MATT HUGHES In an interview with Sportsmail, Harrison outlined the ECBs intention to use a carrot and stick approach to improve a situation he described as disturbing.


FA hopes Operation Moonshot will mean fans in stadiums for Euro 2020

EXCLUSIVE BY SAMI MOKBEL The Football Association hope the Governments £100billion Operation Moonshot will make it safer for games at Euro 2020 to be played in front of a live crowd.


ECB chairman Tom Harrison Cricket has a big diversity problem and I have to sort it out

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY MATT HUGHES The ECB chief executive is explaining the strength of his commitment to improving crickets shocking record on diversity.


Premiership clubs veto Twickenham final after RFU demanded £500k to stage the match without fans

EXCLUSIVE BY CHRIS FOY AND MATT HUGHES The Premiership Final is set to be moved from Twickenham for the first time to save money.


Victims of doomed Layezy Racing syndicate set to receive 10p in the pound of their £40m investments

EXCLUSIVE BY MIKE KEEGAN Thousands of punters who poured life savings into a syndicate exposed by a Sportsmail investigation will receive a fraction of the money they thought they were due.


Bayern Munich 2-1 Sevilla (AET) Javi Martinez gets the winner

PETE JENSON AT THE PUSKAS ARENA Bayern Munich were tested by Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup, but the Champions League winners came from behind to win it in extra time.


EFL stars face 50 PER CENT pay cut if fans are not allowed back into stadiums this season

EXCLUSIVE BY SAMI MOKBEL A large number of EFL players are contractually obliged to forgo half their wages while they are playing in front of empty stands.


Coronavirus forces top clubs across the country to lay off scouts

EXCLUSIVE BY IAN LADYMAN The coronavirus crisis is threatening to decimate English footballs vast scouting industry. Arsenal and Everton are among clubs to lay off scouts.


MARTIN SAMUEL Sean Dyche is right about financial bailouts

MARTIN SAMUEL Burnley manager Sean Dyche is right, theres one rule about bailing out the little guys in the tax havens of globalised trade, and quite another at Turf Moor.


Costly mistakes and injury problems mean Lampard wants Rudiger gone

KIERAN GILL Fit again but absent from Frank Lampards last two squads, he is considering his options ahead of October 5s deadline, with Ligue 1 PSG among the potential suitors.


Manchester City 2-1 Bournemouth Carabao Cup holders book fourth-round trip to Burnley

Delap announced himself with a stunning goal on his senior debut on Thursday night. He is a fearless striker whose highlights are racking up the hits on YouTube.


Lincoln 2-7 Liverpool Clinical Reds ease past League One side as Jones and Minamino score twice

DOMINIC KING AT THE LNER STADIUM Lincoln Citys goalkeeper was a Liverpool fan as a little boy and had spent the last week relishing the opportunity to face the champions.


Bristol City 0-3 Aston Villa Bertrand Traore scores spectacular volley on debut for visitors

TOM COLLOMOSSE AT ASHTON GATE STADIUM Bertrand Traore converted Jacob Ramseys lofted pass with a first-time effort that flew into the top corner and put Villa two up in the 14th minute.


Shkendija 1-3 Tottenham Son and Kane strike late on as Spurs book home play-off against Maccabi

Son Heung-Min and substitute Harry Kane scored late on as Tottenham survived a scare in North Macedonia to reach the Europa League play-off round on Thursday night.


PETE JENSON Luis Suarez and Diego Simeone are made for each other at Atletico Madrid

PETE JENSON At the end of last season Simeones nose twitched when it became clear Barcelona were booting out Suarez. He had always wanted the club to sign the Barcelona star.


UEFA Super Cup final sees 20,000 fans inside the Puskas Arena in Budapest as fans ignore warnings

Despite the match taking place in a coronavirus hotspot, 20,000 supporters gathered in the Puskas Arena to cheer their teams on but there are fears the game will become a super spreader.


Bristol City 0-3 Aston Villa Dean Smiths side cruise through

TOM COLLOMOSSE AT ASHTON GATE STADIUM Bristol City were barely given a chance to get into the game as Aston Villa cruised past them in the EFL Cup third round.


Andy Murray and Jo Kona handed tough French Open opening round draws

Andy Murray and Jo Konta will be given blasts of the past and future at the French Open next week after being handed the most awkward of first round tasks.


Sam Cook leads Essex fightback but Eddie Byroms century puts Somerset firmly in the driving seat

PAUL NEWMAN AT LORDS Byrom launched a counter-attack with Somerset in trouble on the first day the left-hander has looked a class act and went on to a brilliant century.


Andy Murray and Jo Kona handed tough French Open opening round draw

Andy Murray and Jo Konta will be given blasts of the past and future at the French Open next week after being handed the most awkward of first round tasks.


Lewis Hamilton believes anti-racism messages will be BANNED from Formula One podiums

The FIA is expected to tell Formula 1 drivers that only race suits will be allowed on the podium, after Lewis Hamilton wore a shirt with an anti-racism message at the Tuscan Grand Prix. 


Ghaiyyath set to miss the Prix De LArc de Triomphe as Appleby sets his sights on other targets

The Godolphin-owned colt, who won the Coronation Cup, Eclipse and International Stakes before finishing second to Magical in the Irish Champion Stakes, is 14-1 in the betting for the Arc.


Southampton interested in Ruben Loftus-Cheek with midfielder in the dark over his Chelsea future

England midfielder Loftus-Cheek started first game of the season at Brighton but has failed to make Frank Lampards squad for subsequent matches against Liverpool and Barnsley.


Kylian Mbappe could cost just £91m if he refuses to sign a PSG contract extension

The striker is in the final two years of his contract with the French champions who are desperate for him to pen a new long-term deal - but negotiations have not progressed.


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reveals he turned down BARCELONA to stay at Arsenal

Barcelona tried to lure the 31-year-old to the Nou Camp before the Gunners confirmed their captain had signed a new three-year deal worth £350,000-a-week after months of speculation over his future.


CARABAO CUP LIVE Lincoln vs Liverpool and Manchester City vs Bournemouth

Another night of Carabao Cup action brings another opportunity for a giant killing and none would be more shocking than if League One minnows Lincoln could upset Liverpool. Follow it here.


UEFA SUPER CUP Bayern Munich vs Sevilla - Live score, lineups and updates

Sportsmails SAM McEVOY will provide live UEFA coverage of the action this evening including all the live action and build-up for tonights games.


FANTASY FOOTBALL EXPERT Its time to bring in the point-scoring master Kevin De Bruyne

FANTASY FOOTBALL EXPERT The UEFA Mens Player of the Year nominee is a class act and given he is on set-pieces and penalties, hes a perfect all-rounder from a Fantasy perspective.


Crystal Palace consider move for Vitesse Arnhems Max Clark

The Eagles are in the market for a new left back with doubts over Patrick van Aanholts future. The Dutchman, who is currently out injured, has less than 12 months on his current deal.


West Brom line up shock move for former Arsenal and Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor

The 36-year-old is out of contract after leaving Paraguayan club Olimpia, and the Baggies may offer him a deal if they fail to sign a marksman before the extended window closes on October 13.


Thiago Silva lauded by Frank Lampard after shining on his Chelsea debut

Former PSG captain Silva moved to west London on a free from Paris Saint-Germain earlier this summer as part of Lampards £230million overhaul of his squad.


West Ham owners Sullivan and Gold bully managers into buying players, claims Sam Allardyce 

Former West Ham boss Allardyce, who was in charge from 2011-2015 and guided the club to promotion, has described the way in which the owners dictate who signs.


Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster left out of Jurgen Klopps side to face Lincoln City

Sheffield United lead the race to sign the 20-year-old and Blades manager Chris Wilder and Liverpools Jurgen Klopp had another discussion about him on Wednesday


Transfer news RECAP Latest Premier league and European signings, deals and rumours

With just under two weeks until the international transfer window closes on October 5, clubs across Europe are looking to bring in flesh blood as the 2020-21 season starts to get going.  


Rugby clubs blast Rishi Sunaks new job retention scheme

EXCLUSIVE Rugby clubs have warned the end of the furlough scheme will send them further towards oblivion, as the Government announced new financial support measures for businesses.


Anthony Joshua WOULD relinquish WBO belt in order to fight Tyson Fury next year, admits Eddie Hearn

AJ is currently next scheduled to face mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev later this year, but may then have to fight Oleksandr Usyk before a clash with Fury.


Diogo Jota - Liverpools £45million substitute… what can he offer ahead of his debut tonight?

A hefty £45million fee may have caught people off guard, but over time Diogo Jota may well be worth his weight in gold over a gruelling season for Klopps champions.


Leeds announce signing of defender Diego Llorente from Real Sociedad in £20m deal

Leeds have announced the signing of Diego Llorente from Real Sociedad. The 27-year-old defender has joined for an undisclosed fee and signed a four-year deal at Elland Road.


How the pile of players bought by West Ham have provided more misses than hits

A pile of players, was how co-owner David Sullivan described it. West Ham have spent £200million in two years but made a mess in the transfer market.


Leeds United loan star Jack Harrison on leaving Manchester United and signing for Manchester City

Leeds Uniteds on-loan winger Jack Harrison says he is proud that  he walked away from The Whites bitter rivals, Manchester United, as he battled his way to the Premier League..


West Brom finally closing in on sealing another loan deal for Benfica midfielder Filip Krovinovic

The 25-year-old Croatian impressed during last seasons loan stint to help the Baggies return to the Premier League as Championship runners-up and they are desperate to get him again.


Arsenal starlet Joe Willock vows young Gunners will give Mikel Arteta a selection headache

Midfielder Joe Willock put in a powerful performance in Arsenals third-round Carabao Cup victory at Leicester and he insists the young Gunners in Mikel Artetas squad will be pushing for starts.


Ivan Rakitic set to make second Sevilla debut against Bayern Munich... five Super Cup talking points

Six trophies in fifteen years has proven Sevilla are well worthy of their Europa League specialists label, but such dominance has failed to translate in the UEFA Super Cup final. 


Aston Villa striker Mbwana Samatta in Turkey as he nears loan move to Fenerbahce

Aston Villa striker Mbwana Samatta is in Turkey to negotiate a proposed move to Fenerbahce.The 27-year-old only joined in January, but has failed to have the desired impact.


Zlatan Ibrahimovic tests positive for coronavirus ahead of AC Milan Europa League tie

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has tested positive for coronavirus ahead of AC Milans Europa League qualifier against Norwegian club Bodo/Glimt.


Arsenal interested in shock move for Chelsea star Jorginho as Gunners track Aouar and Partey

Jorginho has now emerged as a target for Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta as the club continue to track Lyons Houssem Aouar and Atletico Madrids Thomas Partey.


UEFA confirm teams in the Champions League and Europa League CAN make five substitutions in 2020-21 

The law amendment was proposed by world governing body FIFA to assist clubs in managing player workload in a congested calendar created by the coronavirus pandemic.


Zlatan Ibrahimovic tests positive for coronavirus

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has tested positive for coronavirus ahead of AC Milans Europa League qualifier against Norwegian club Bodo/Glimt.


Fleetwood representative cleared over calling Wycombe star Adebayo Akinfenwa a fat water buffalo

The Wycombe was repeatedly called a fat water buffalo at last seasons League One play-off semi-final between the two sides, saying he felt dehumanised by what he felt was a racist term.


No fans in ground, the games not even on TV - but police fear Watford v Luton will spark trouble

The two teams have not met for more than 14 years, but clashes in the past between supporters have put police on red alert ahead of the behind closed doors clash.


Sevilla fans party on their way to UEFAs Super Spreader Cup... but Bayern fans stay at home

Video footage shows Sevilla fans singing jubilantly on a packed plane to the Hungarian capital, which has been labelled as a risk area by the Robert Koch Institute in Germany.


Emile Heskey claims NONE of his England team-mates supported him after being racially abused

The 42 year old, who won 62 caps for England, claims he was offered no support from teammates when the abuse was aimed at him and Ashley Cole during the Euro 2004 qualifying match in 2002.


Emotional Luis Suarez admits he knows its the end of his era at Barcelona

Luis Suarez broke down in tears as he proclaimed the end of an era at Barcelona after expressing gratitude for the clubs faith in him ahead of his exit.  


Premier League clubs lose half a billion in transfer revenue due to coronavirus pandemic

The economic uncertainty across Europe is the chief reason for top-flight clubs so far recouping around £209million from straight player sales compared to £650m last year.


Australian cricket great Dean Jones DIES aged 59 

Australian cricket great Dean Jones has died in India at the age of 59.


Leicesters Wilfred Ndidi could be out for up to 12 weeks with abductor injury

The Nigerian international, who has been filling in at the heart of Leicesters defence in the absence of Jonny Evans, was crocked in Sundays Premier League win over Burnley.


PSG prepare to pull out of talks with Tottenham over Dele Alli loan move

Dele Alli looks set to stay at Tottenham after PSG and the north London club failed to agree financial terms over a season-long loan move. The midfielder has been included in the Europa League squad.


The £269m Clasico cast-offs Sportsmails dream team of the players the Spanish giants did not want

Real Madrid and Barcelona have are usually defined by the superstars they recruit, but it is the outgoings over the past 12 months that have made the headlines for the LaLiga giants.


Manchester Ut Andy Cole insists Solskjaer has to be good salesman to convince players to join

Man Utd have so far failed in their pursuit of their top target, Jadon Sancho, and ex-United striker Cole insists Solskjaer now has a job on his hands to persuade players to join.


Jose Mourinho keeps promise to Macedonian journalist who asked for picture with the Tottenham boss

Igor Aleksandrovic, a freelance reporter, was upset after being unable to ask Mourinho a question in the press conference to preview Thursdays game. But the Spurs boss came back to chat to him.


Manchester United new boy Donny van de Beek and girlfriend Estelle Bergkamp first dinner date

The 23-year-old joined Ole Gunner Solskjaers side from Ajax this summer in a £40m deal from the Dutch side, becoming Uniteds first and only signing of the window leading into the new campaign.


Andy Cole insists Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has to be good salesman to convince players to join Man Utd

Man Utd have so far failed in their pursuit of their top target, Jadon Sancho, and ex-United striker Cole insists Solskjaer now has a job on his hands to persuade players to join.


Mike Tyson would relish chance for mind-blowing charity match-up with Anthony Joshua

Iron Mike has not stepped in the ring for 15 years but is intent on returning for a charity bout. He is scheduled to face Roy Jones Jr in November but is willing to meet AJ for a good cause.


Edouard Mendy joins Chelsea in £22m transfer from Rennes

The 28-year-old has joined the Blues in a £22million transfer from Ligue 1 outfit Rennes - in what will be a major boost to manager Frank Lampard. He is now expected to become their No 1 goalkeeper.


Lincolns Tom Hopper opens up on Leicester sacking after Thai sex orgy

Hopper, Adam Smith and James Pearson - the son of then manager Nigel - were sent home in disgrace from a tour to Bangkok when the footage was obtained by a Sunday tabloid.


Brighton set up Manchester United clash in Carabao Cup fourth round with Fulham also through

Josh Brownhills long-range strike shortly before half-time put Burnley ahead at Millwall before Matej Vydra sealed a 2-0 win. Sean Dyches men will host the winner of Man City vs Bournemouth. 


Atletico Madrid president reveals club REJECTED £78m Manchester City bid for defender Jose Gimenez

City have already strengthened their defensive options by signing Nathan Ake from from Bournemouth, and Cerezo claims they have also tried to add Gimenez to their ranks.


Barcelona interested in signing out-of-favour Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger

The German has been left out of Frank Lampards last two matchday squads, including the 6-0 victory against Barnsley last night when Thiago Silva made his debut for the club.


Angel Di Maria reveals he messaged Lionel Messi straight away to try and lure him to PSG

The 33-year-old announced intentions to leave Catalonia after almost two decades with the club, attempting to walk away from the Nou Camp for free as a result of a clause in his contract.


Luis Suarez threatened to publish emails before Barcelona and Atletico Madrid struck a deal

The Uruguayan striker is poised to join Atletico for £5.5million after the two clubs thrashed out an agreement on Wednesday night. He is set to hold an emotional press conference on Thursday


Transfer news LIVE Latest Premier league and European signings, deals and rumours

With just under two weeks until the international transfer window closes on October 5, clubs across Europe are looking to bring in flesh blood as the 2020-21 season starts to get going.  


Andrea Pirlos Juventus are reborn How boss is washing away Maurizio Sarris lethargy

ALVISE CAGNAZZO IN ITALY Andrea Pirlo is rebuilding Juventus by merging Antonio Conte and Louis van Gaals philosophies together, and he has enjoyed quite a start.


Arsenal Mikel Arteta explains why Mesut Ozils exile continued

Despite the alterations made in the 2-0 win over Leicester there was still no room in the matchday squad for either Ozil or Matteo Guendouzi, who have yet to kick a ball this season.


Heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury leads chanting protesters on a march through Morecambe

World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has demanded Prime Minister Boris Johnson come to Morecambe to combat racism towards travellers. He led a march through his home town.


Diogo Jota is at the same technical level as Liverpools deadly front three - says Pep Lijnders

Jurgen Klopps No 2 has made the bold claim that £45million signing Diogo Jota is at the same technical level as the current front three. He backs Jota to bring solutions.


Alexander Povetkin will seek WBC mandatory fight with Tyson Fury with win over Dillian Whyte

Povetkin beat Dillian Whyte in a stunning upset and is already making plans for the future should he manage the same result again on November 21. He will pursue Tyson Fury.


Frank Lampard on the cusp of completing swoop for Edouard Mendy from Rennes

If Mendy arrives in time he could be set to make his debut in this weekends trip to West Brom, with Kepa Arrizabalaga facing the drop after a difficult start to the season.


Tottenham hold talks with Inter Milan over Milan Skriniar with Italian side demanding £52million

Technical director Steve Hitchen was in Milan in Wednesday for talks with Skriniars representatives. Tottenham reportedly attempted to include Tanguy Ndombele as part of a deal.


Chelsea boss Frank Lampard hails perfect Thiago Silva debut

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard was delighted with Thiago Silvas impact both on and off the pitch after the Brazilian made his full debut in the 6-0 thrashing of Barnsley.


Newcastle fans are baffled as Joelinton LEAVES a simple chance to score in thrashing of Morecambe

Newcastle Uniteds record signing Joelinton could have scored a hat-trick in the Carabao Cup against Morecambe but managed to not convert from one-yard out.


Man City ace Nicolas Otamendi wanted by Porto and Inter but may be used in deal for Jules Kounde

The 32-year-old could yet be pushed into negotiations with Sevilla for Jules Kounde though the Spanish would prefer a straight cash deal of around £65million for the 21-year-old.


Fulham set to complete the £13.7m signing of Sassuolo centre back Marlon Santos

As Sportsmail reported on Monday, Barcelona had a buy back option for the 25-year old but declined to take it up paving the way for Fulham to conclude a deal.


Brighton set up Manchester United clash in Carabao Cup fifth round with Fulham also through

Brighton face a repeat visit from this Saturdays Premier League opponents Manchester United in the last 16 of the Carabao Cup after beating Preston.


Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta offers a blunt assessment on why Mesut Ozils exile continued

Despite the alterations made in the 2-0 win over Leicester there was still no room in the matchday squad for either Ozil or Matteo Guendouzi, who have yet to kick a ball this season.


Man United locked in negotiations with Porto over Alex Telles with club not ready to meet £17m price

The 27-year-old is out of contract next summer and the clubs remain apart in valuation. United are awaiting a revised bid from Roma for defender Chris Smalling who has made it clear he wishes to leave.


Lampard thrilled as Havertz puts slow start to season behind him with Carabao Cup hat-trick

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard hailed the first of many great nights for Kai Havertz after the £89m forward scored a hat-trick in the 6-0 rout of Barnsley..


Aston Villa eyeing up loan moves for Chelsea stars Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Aston Villa are interested in a potential loan deal for Chelseas Ross Barkley or team-mate Ruben Loftus Cheek as they look to strengthen their midfield.  Villa had asked about Tammy Abraham earlier.


Everton fans fume over two more Jordan Pickford errors in their Carabao Cup win over Fleetwood

Goals from Bernard and Michael Keane spared the shot-stoppers blushes but Everton fans aired their frustrations on Twitter, with some fans calling for Carlo Ancelotti to find a new No1.


Luis Suarez close to Atletico Madrid move after Spanish side agree a £5.5m fee with Barcelona

Barca announced that they had agreed a deal which would see the Catalan club receive six million euros (£5.5m). Suarez joined Barca in 2014 and helped the club win four LaLiga titles.


Robin Goodfellows Racing Tips Best bets for Thursday, September 24

Sportsmails racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Thursdays meetings at Perth, Newmarket, Pontefract and Kempton.


Newcastle senior medics Michael Harding and Wayne Farrage stood down amid internal investigation

EXCLUSIVE BY CRAIG HOPE First-team physio Michael Harding and soft tissue therapist Wayne Farrage have not been seen at the club for the past week.


Ex-England pace ace Devon Malcolm provides harrowing reality about crickets diversity issue

Devon Malcolm believes much more must be done to engage youngsters from Afro-Caribbean communities with what can be a prohibitively costly sport.


NASSER HUSSAIN The grim numbers of our county game show we have big problems

NASSER HUSSAIN The grim numbers show problems in desperate need of solving. Modern Britain is a multicultural society but we are not reflecting that across the 18 counties.


West Ham owner David Sullivan warns the club may not sign any new players this transfer window

Co-owner Sullivan delivered a downbeat update on the clubs prospects of bringing in fresh faces before next months deadline and about their lack of funds for this window.


Line judge at the centre of Novak Djokovics US Open disqualification to continue officiating career

MIKE DICKSON IN PARIS Laura Clark, who Djokovic accidentally hit in the throat when he swished a ball away in anger during his fourth round, was back on duty 48 hours after.


PFA under pressure to support funding for Covid-19 testing in EFL clubs

Testing players for coronavirus is not mandatory in the EFL. But that has led to significant problems - notably this week when Leyton Orients Carabao Cup tie against Tottenham was called off.


Exeters director of rugby Rob Baxter regretful big day against Toulouse will be a quiet affair

The Chiefs have reached the semi-final of the European Champions Cup for the first time. It should be a vibrant occasion but the benefits of home advantage will be significantly diminished.


Premier League clubs lose half a billion in transfer revenue with players reluctant to relocate

The economic uncertainty across Europe is the chief reason for top-flight clubs so far recouping around £209million from straight player sales compared to £650m last year.


How former Newcastle star Ray Rocky Hudson became the voice of football in the United States

CRAIG HOPE IN FLORIDA Hudson was a young player at Newcastle United in the mid-Seventies, a maverick midfielder who found All-Star fame.


Premier League clubs fear PR nightmare if they do not organise bailout for struggling EFL clubs

EXCLUSIVE BY SAMI MOKBEL AND MATT HUGHES Premier League clubs fear a PR backlash if they do not organise a speedy cash bailout for financially troubled EFL clubs.


Crickets race shame Sportsmail investigation reveals county crickets shocking diversity problem

SPORTSMAIL INVESTIGATION BY MATT HUGHES AND RICHARD GIBSON Among many alarming pieces of data, we found there were only 33 BAME players at 18 clubs.


Bankrupt head of Layezy Racing owes creditors £158m as details of betting syndicate are revealed

EXCLUSIVE BY MIKE KEEGAN Mike Stanley, whose Layezy Racing group collapsed following a Sportsmail probe. He owes members more than £158.7m, according to creditors.


England move into 2-0 lead over West Indies after 47-run victory in second womens T20 

First Glenn top-scored from No 8 with a 19-ball 26 as England recovered from a perilous 96 for six to reach an imposing 151 for eight after being put in to bat.


Dane ONeill could step in to ride Battaash in the Prix de LAbbaye de Longchamp

Dane ONeill could step in for the ride on Battaash in the Prix de LAbbaye de Longchamp a week on Sunday unless Covid-19 quarantine rules change, according to the sprinters trainer Charlie Hills.


The most remarkable Ryder Cup win of all? 25 years ago, Gallacher inspired glory on American soil

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY DEREK LAWRENSON In this week when we should have been looking forward to a showdown at Whistling Straits, its only natural to recall the deeds of yesteryear.


Leicester 0-2 Arsenal Christian Fuchs own goal and Eddie Nketiah strike sends Gunners through

IAN HEBERT AT THE KINGPOWER STADIUM With Mikel Arteta intent on assigning the tournament more significance, Willian arriving late on from the bench, this side could be the one to watch.


Morecambe 0-7 Newcastle Joelinton bags brace in Carabao Cup rout

CRAIG HOPE Joelinton scored two goals for the first time in English football, one of them a belter, but the £40million strikers night will be best - or worst - remembered for a miss.


Fleetwood 2-5 Everton Richarlison strikes a brace as Carlo Ancelottis side run riot

DOMINIC KING AT HIGHBURY STADIUM This has been an encouraging start to the season for Everton and, they are now into the Carabao Cup fourth round.


Chelsea 6-0 Barnsley Kai Havertz shows his class with brilliant hat-trick in emphatic victory

ADRIAN KAJUMBA AT STAMFORD BRIDGE Kai Havertz stole the show as Frank Lampards men run riot against Barnsley to book their spot in the next round of the Carabao Cup.


Russian Grand Prix to be attended by 30,000 fans this weekend despite rising Covid-19 cases

Formula One is set to stage the biggest sporting spectator-event of the Covid-19 era with 30,000 fans expected for the Russian Grand Prix.


Hollywood actors Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds are looking to invest in Wrexham

From the bright lights of American showbiz to the hills and rain of North Wales, Reynolds and McElhenney are ready to put forward their vision at a Special General Meeting.


Eddie Byroms half century gives Somerset hope but Essex strike first blows in Bob Willis trophy

PAUL NEWMAN AT LORDS Last years county champions reduced perennial runners-up Somerset to 119 for four on a rain-affected first day of the Bob Willis Trophy final.


Southampton could make a loan offer for Everton midfielder Tom Davies

Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has made no secret of his desire to sign a replacement for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, who left to join Tottenham Hotspur over the summer


Marcus Rashford thanks London mayor and Liverpool fan Sadiq Khan for letter of support

Rashfords campaign has earned him widespread plaudits and an award from the Professional Footballers Association, and now Londons Mayor has thrown his weight behind the initiative.


Could Semedo form one of the Premier Leagues most dynamic partnerships at Wolves with Adama Traore?

The impact Nelson Semedos arrival in the Premier League could have at Wolves is equally as tantilising as the effect of his departure on Barcelona.


Why Manchester United are after Porto defender Alex Telles after missing out Sergio Reguilon

Manchester United are desperate to bring in a new left back and are understood to have made Porto defender Alex Telles their priority signing. Sportsmail looks at the Brazilians strengths...


CARABAO CUP LIVE Leicester vs Arsenal and Chelsea vs Barnsley

Leicester host Arsenal at the King Power Stadium this evening in Carabao Cup third round action as Chelsea visit Barnsley where Thiago Silva could make his debut for the hosts.


Liverpool open talks with Burnley over a £15m deal for Harry Wilson

The Wales international spent last season on loan at Bournemouth and Liverpool are keen to offload the 23-year-old as he does not feature in Jurgen Klopps plans.


Raymond van Barneveld is set to come out of his retirement from darts

The 53-year-old Dutchman, winner of 29 PDC titles, brought the curtain down on his glittering career at the end of 2019 after he suffered a first-round World Championship defeat.


Kazuyoshi Miura becomes the oldest player to appear in the Japanese top flight at the age of 53

Miura did not get on the scoresheet and was substituted near the hour mark before receiving a standing ovation from the 4,700 fans at the Todoroki Stadium.


Bayern Munichs final against Sevilla should NOT have fans, stresses the mayor of Budapest

Hungary has seen a huge rise in covid-19, with an average of 800 cases per day which is a big leap from the 20 or 30 cases a day they were recording less than a month ago.


Transfer news RECAP Latest Premier League and European club signings, rumours and done deals

Sportsmail provides live transfer window updates from the Premier League and clubs across Europe including permanent signings, loan deals and latest negotiations.


Everton rivalling Rennes to sign Barcelona defender Jean-Clair Todibo

The Spanish giants have slapped a €15million (£13.7m) price tag on the 20-year-old, who was on loan at Bundesliga club Schalke last season.


West Ham table a £33m bid for St Etienne defender Wesley Fofana

The 19-year-old centre back turned down a new contract with the French side earlier this month and has reportedly told manager Claude Puel that he wants to move to the Premier League.


Lewis Hamiltons Black Lives Matters gestures are slammed as too much by former F1 rival

Hamilton was accused of taking it too far by Petrov after he wore a T-shirt with the slogan Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor, in reference to the black woman who was killed by police in March.


Joey Barton hoping his Fleetwood side can spring Carabao Cup shock on his boyhood club Everton

As much as Barton will want his League One upstarts to dump the Toffees out the cup, hell be thrilled if they enjoy a successful season as Carlo Ancelotti turns them into contenders.


Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho needs to win silverware if Harry Kane is to stay, warns Glenn Hoddle

Former Spurs and England boss Hoddle thinks Kane will leave the club if they fail to win any trophies this season under Jose Mourinho. The manager was brought in to win silverware.


Five substitutions set to stay in this seasons Champions League and Europa League

EXCLUSIVE BY MATT HUGHES AND SAMI MOKBEL Europes top clubs have been lobbying UEFA all summer for five subs to be permitted on the grounds of minimising player fatigue.


Every Premier League game to be televised live until the October international break

Four games will be screened live on Saturday October 3 and six on the Sunday with coverage shared between Sky Sports and BT Sport as fans remain unable to attend matches.


Ansu Fati signs new long-term deal at Barcelona until 2024 which includes a £367m release clause

The 17-year-old sensation enjoyed a breakthrough campaign at the Catalan giants last season, scoring eight goals and recording an assist for his side from his 33 appearances in 2019/20.


Antonio Rudiger on brink of Chelsea exit as he is left OUT of squad to face Barnsley

EXCLUSIVE Having been left out of the match day party to face Liverpool on Sunday, Sportsmail understands Rudiger has once again been left out of Lampards plans to play Barnsley on Wednesday.


Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo absent from UEFA Player of the Year shortlist

In a sign of changing times in the game, Messi and Ronaldo didnt make the top three for the UEFA accolade after coming up short in the Champions League.


Thiago Silva must become Chelseas much-needed leader as he prepares for debut against Barnsley

Thiago Silva has played against the worlds best players in top stadiums - but his first Chelsea game will be a Carabao Cup tie against Barnsley at an empty Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.


Matt Judge has been Manchester Uniteds Mr Invisible - but not now after Patrice Evras rage

While the wrath of Manchester United fans, frustrated by the clubs lack of transfers, continues to be directed towards Ed Woodward, Matt Judge continues to go about his business quietly.


Jose Mourinhos special gesture Tottenham boss agrees to a picture with Macedonian journalist

Igor Aleksandrovic, a freelance reporter, was on the Zoom press conference previewing Spurs trip but failed to ask a question in time and was upset at missing out on speaking to Mourinho.


Alex Corbisiero reveals his cancer has returned as ex-England star receives messages of support

Last November, Alex Corbisiero was diagnosed with testicular cancer - something he announced publicly in March. He had seemingly been on the mend but sadly it has come back.


Barcelona confirm Nelson Semedo has joined Wolves for £37m

The Spanish club announced on Twitter on Wednesday morning that the defender has left the Nou Camp for the Premier League. Barcelona have let a number of stars leave the club this summer.


Wolves captain Coady set to be rewarded with new deal at Molinuex to increase £50,000-a-week wages

Conor Coady has not missed a Premier League game since Wolves were promoted in 2017 and featured in 57 of their 59 games in last seasons marathon campaign.


Timo Werner admits to having doubts over Chelsea transfer after watching defeat to Bayern Munich

Bayern, who would go on to win the Champions League, overcame Chelsea 3-0 in the first-leg of their last-16 tie thanks to a double from Serge Gnabry and a Robert Lewandowski strike.


Disgraced heavyweight Jarrell Miller claims latest failed drugs test is down to a SEX PILL!

EXCLUSIVE BY JORDAN SEWARD Sportsmail has seen documents sent to Miller from a lab in LA and tests results have indicated the presence of GW501516 in the pill he claims to have taken.


Atletico Madrid meet with Edinson Cavanis representatives in France

The 33-year-old is a free agent having left Paris Saint-Germain in the summer after spending seven years in the French capital. He could be one of three Uruguayans joining Atletico this summer.


Bournemouth test their players for coronavirus after a late request by Manchester City

MIKE KEEGAN City offered to pay for the Cherries - relegated from the top flight last season - to bring in testing. But the south coast club have decided to stump up for it themselves


Oleksandr Usyk will FINALLY face Derek Chisora next month with their fight confirmed for October 31

Usyk is the undisputed cruiserweight king, but is now targeting all the world heavyweight belts to keep himself on course for a WBO mandatory title fight with Anthony Joshua.


Liverpool new boy Thiago refuses to touch famous This is Anfield sign after Fernando Torres chat

The £25million signing is well versed on the history and tradition of the club. He spoke of an appreciation for the fact that he has to earn the right to touch the famous sign.


Italian referee Daniele De Santis and his girlfriend Eleonora Manta stabbed to death at their home

Italian football is in mourning after a professional referee and his girlfriend have been stabbed to death at their home in Lecce on Monday.


Jose Mourinho reveals Dele Alli WILL travel for Tottenhams Europa League tie

Alli, who has been left out of the Spurs squad for the last two games, has been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain in recent days after missing the games against Lokomotiv Plovdiv and Southampton.


Luis Suarez leaves Barcelonas training ground IN TEARS having said goodbye to his team-mates

Since moving to Barcelona from Liverpool in 2014, Suarez has netted a remarkable 197 times in 283 appearances but is now set to join LaLiga rivals Atletico.


The EFL, West Ham and Hull all defend the decision to go ahead with Carabao Cup clash

David Moyes, along with players Issa Diop and Josh Cullen, were all informed they had tested positive at 6.20pm. The three immediately left the ground, but the match still went ahead.


Tapped calls show how Luis Suarez passed his citizenship test, investigators claim

Phone calls between a lawyer hired by Juventus and an official at the University of Perugia allegedly show them negotiating over passing the Uruguayan striker ahead of his Juve move.


Liverpool v Arsenal kick off moved due to governments new 10pm curfew 

EXCLUSIVE The Anfield clash on Monday night will be moved from 815pm to 8pm due to the new rules imposed by the British government that pubs must close at 10pm.


West Ham woe as co-owner David Sullivan says he cant guarantee making ANY new signings

The Hammers have endured a summer of discontent after seeing no fresh faces walk through the door while they sold highly-rated Grady Diangana to West Brom for £20million.


Liverpool turn their focus to getting rid of players with their incoming business finished

After Jurgen Klopp moved for Thiago Alcantara and Diogo Jota last week, those deals have reportedly concluded Liverpools incoming business for this window.


West Ham owner David Sullivan reveals David Moyes had no idea he had coronavirus

The Hammers were rocked just moments before their Carabao Cup tie against Hull on Tuesday when David Moyes, plus Issa Diop and Josh Cullen tested positive for Covid-19.


PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi faces 28-month prison sentence if he loses bribery trial

Al-Khelaifi is accused of offering former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke use of his villa in Sardinia, Italy, as a favour ahead of the television rights process for the 2026 and 2030 competitions.


Tyson Fury opens up on challenging mental health battle during coronavirus pandemic

Tyson Fury has spoken about his mental health demons during the coronavirus pandemic and how he has been coping as the world continues to adapt.


UFC president Dana White primed to reveal move into boxing

The 51-year-old has been spending almost a year studying the best route into boxing and the legendary MMA promoter has plans he will reveal to the public in due course.


Barcelona confirm Nelson Semedo has joined Wolves

The Spanish club announced on Twitter on Wednesday morning that the defender has left the Nou Camp for the Premier League. Barcelona have let a number of stars leave the club this summer.


Leyton Orient raise over £20,000 in shirt sales - quadruple the usual amount - since Tuesday morning

The League Two outfits owner, Nigel Travis, told the Evening Standard that the club raised quadruple their usual shirt sales on Tuesday largely thanks to Tottenham fans playing their part.


PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi faces 28 months in PRISON if he loses bribery trial

Al-Khelaifi is accused of offering former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke use of his villa in Sardinia, Italy, as a favour ahead of the television rights process for the 2026 and 2030 competitions.


Tyson Furys trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder will NOT happen without fans in attendance

The possibility of Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder going toe-to-toe without spectators has been dealt a knockout blow by the formers promoter, Frank Warren.


Michael Schumacher is in a vegetative state and not responding, claims brain surgeon

The German suffered devastating brain injuries in a skiing accident back in 2013 while on holiday in the French Alps and his condition has been closely guarded. But the outlook is not a positive one.


Ex-Ferrari chief and current Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali set to become new Formula One boss

The 55-year-old Lamborghini chief executive is set to become the new head of Formula One, taking over from current chairman Chase Carey. Domenciali made his name at Ferrari.


Alvaro Morata is set to rejoin Juventus on loan but can the Spanish striker turn his career around?

Alvaro Morata has returned to Juventus in a bid to kickstart his career after stuttering spells at Chelsea and Atletico Madrid. He will be hoping to rediscover the form from his first spell in Turin.


Renowned brain surgeon delivers update on Michael Schumachers recovery hopes from skiing accident

The German suffered devastating brain injuries in a skiing accident back in 2013 while on holiday in the French Alps and his condition has been closely guarded. But the outlook is not a positive one.


Manchester United have no defence for spending £182m on centre-backs

Ole Gunnar Solskjaers side had the third best defensive record in the Premier League last season but look vulnerable to pace and disorganised during their defeat to Crystal Palace.


Ex-Ferrari chief and current Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenciali set to become new Formula One boss

The 55-year-old Lamborghini chief executive is set to become the new head of Formula One, taking over from current chairman Chase Carey. Domenciali made his name at Ferrari.


Saracens Relegated Premiership side one loss from limbo-land amid doubts over Championship start

Saracens are one loss from limbo-land after the Governments new coronavirus restrictions look to have set back the start of rugbys second-tier Championship.


Bayern Munich consider bringing Mario Gotze back to the club

The 28-year-old, who scored Germanys winning goal in the 2014 World Cup final, is a free agent after his contract with Dortmund expired earlier this summer after another frustrating campaign.


Transfer news LIVE Latest Premier League and European club signings, rumours and done deals

Sportsmail provides live transfer window updates from the Premier League and clubs across Europe including permanent signings, loan deals and latest negotiations.


Real Madrid to test their ENTIRE squad for coronavirus after Martin Odegaard tested positive

Should Odegaards positive test be confirmed by the club, he will miss the LaLiga champions trip to Real Betis and the visit of Real Valladolid the following week while he self-isolates.


Barcelona directors threaten to quit after they agree to sell Luis Suarez to Atletico Madrid

Barcelona have been in a state of crisis this summer amid the coronavirus crisis crippling their finances while they were left to pick up the pieces following the huge fall-out from the Lionel Messi transfer saga.


Manchester United have no defence for spending £182m on a bloated band of lacklustre centre-backs

Ole Gunnar Solskjaers side had the third best defensive record in the Premier League last season but look vulnerable to pace and disorganised during their defeat to Crystal Palace.


Real Madrid Zidane sent a clear message by not bringing Luka Jovic on in goalless draw

PETE JENSON Serbian international striker Luka Jovic is available on loan this summer - that was the clearest conclusion to be drawn from Real Madrids opening day 0-0 draw with Real Sociedad.


Man Uniteds Mason Greenwood offered one-on-one heading practice by boss Solskjaer

Greenwood came off the bench to wrap up Manchester Uniteds Carabao Cup third-round win at Luton - before being offered one-on-one heading practice by Solskjaer.


Barcelona eye Real Sociedad star Willian Jose as alternative to Lautaro Martinez and Memphis Depay

Barcelona have endured a frustrating summer transfer window after struggling in their pursuits of both Lautaro Martinez and then Memphis Depay, who was viewed as a cheaper option.


Super scout Graham Carr reveals all about Newcastle United and signings that got away

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY CRAIG HOPE Before Benitez ended Graham Carrs time as Newcastles chief scout three years ago, weekends were the preserve of European scouting missions.


Tottenham to meet with Napoli and Arkadiusz Miliks agent in London TODAY

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho is desperate to bring in a striker in the closing stages of the summer transfer window to provide back-up for England international Harry Kane.


Torino still battling Atletico Madrid for Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreiras signature

Lucas Torreira has fallen out of favour at the Emirates under manager Mikel Arteta and he could be on his way out this summer in order to raise vital transfer funds.


Frank Lampard challenges Callum Hudson-Odoi to flourish again with starting berth against Barnsley

Callum Hudson-Odoi will start Chelseas Carabao Cup clash against Barnsley with manager Frank Lampards challenge to flourish again ringing in his ears.


Micah Richards nearly MISSED Monday Night Football after getting locked in his dressing room!

Behind the scenes footage hilariously showed an exasperated and very relieved Richards race into the studio as co-hosts David Jones and Jamie Carragher laughed at the former defender.


Tottenham quoted £55m by Inter Milan for defender Milan Skriniar

Tottenham have asked Inter Milan about the availability of Slovakian defender Milan Skriniar after he was dropped by manager Antonio Conte towards the end of last season.


Arsenal return a complete set of negative Covid-19 tests three days after facing West Ham

Manager David Moyes and players Josh Cullen and Issa Diop were forced to miss the game on Tuesday night after being told they had tested positive ahead of the match at the London Stadium.


Carabao Cup round-up Newport stun Watford and Brentford beat West Brom

Newport County reached the fourth round of the Carabao Cup for the first time in their history with a stunning 3-1 win over Championship side Watford at Rodney Parade on Tuesday night.


Barcelona make £18m bid for Ajax full back Sergino Dest which could end Max Aarons hopes of move

Barca first contacted the Canaries two weeks ago but the Championship side are holding out for a £20million bid after rejecting an offer of a loan deal without an obligation to buy.


More memories, more victories! Juventus bring Alvaro Morata back on loan from Atletico Madrid

Juventus have signed Spain striker Alvaro Morata on a season-long loan from Atletico Madrid for £9m, the Italian champions announced on Tuesday.


JEFF POWELL Boxings momentum will be derailed if coronavirus restrictions continue for too long

JEFF POWELL Boxings long-term future will be thrown into jeopardy if the coronavirus prohibitions on crowds in arenas and kids going to fight gyms continue deep into next year.


Greenwood offered one-on-one heading practice by his Manchester United boss Solskjaer

Greenwood came off the bench to wrap up Manchester Uniteds Carabao Cup third-round win at Luton - before being offered one-on-one heading practice by Solskjaer.


Manchester United fans praise Dean Henderson for a vital stop at 1-0 in Carabao Cup win at Luton

The Premier League side went to win the third-round tie 3-0 but Henderson, who was making his United debut, prevented Nathan Jones team getting back into the game in the 81st minute.


Leeds reach an agreement with Real Sociedad for Diego Llorente

The defender will be joining up with Rodrigo as another Spanish addition to the Leeds United line up. He will be fighting for position with Robin Koch and Liam Cooper.


Manchester United line-up £23m-rated Ajax defender Tagliafico as an alternative to Portos Telles

Manchester United have set their sights on Ajax defender Nicolas Tagliafico as a possible alternative to Alex Telles. The Red Devils want to add a new left-back and offer competition to Luke Shaw.


Everything that happened on Tuesday after Boris Johnson cancelled plans to bring fans back

With many fans still holding questions about the Governments announcement, Sportsmails Mike Keegan explains everything that happened on Tuesday and how football reacted.


Relegated Saracens about to fall off a steep cliff amid doubts over start of Championship season

Saracens are one loss from limbo-land after the Governments new coronavirus restrictions look to have set back the start of rugbys second-tier Championship.


Premier League condemn Government rule to keep fans out of stadiums

The Premier League sparked a public battle with the Government on Tuesday by strongly condemning their decision to exclude fans from stadiums.


James Maddison to make first start for Leicester in three months in Carabao Cup clash with Arsenal

The playmaker has not been included in the starting XI for the Foxes since June 23 due to a hip problem that required surgery in the short break between the seasons.


Chelsea new man Thiago Silva didnt rate the Premier League

Chelsea new boy Thiago Silva has revealed he previously had no interest in joining the Premier League, but the technical ability in recent years has won him over.


Super scout Graham Carr reveals all about Newcastle United

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY CRAIG HOPE Before Benitez ended Graham Carrs time as Newcastles chief scout three years ago, weekends were the preserve of European scouting missions.


Liam Delap in line to make his Manchester City debut in the Carabao Cup tie with Bournemouth

The teenager, who does not turn 18 until February, is the son of former Stoke City midfielder Rory Delap and has been fast-tracked to first team training after signing from Derby County last year.


MARTIN SAMUEL Yes, football should pick up its own tab, but spare us the political point-scoring

MARTIN SAMUEL - CHIEF SPORTS WRITER Boris Johnson loves football. He loves it when he is trying to score political points from Russia.


Top Premier League clubs at odds over testing Carabao Cup opponents

EXCLUSIVE BY MIKE KEEGAN AND CRAIG HOPE Top flight clubs are at odds after it emerged that some have paid for their midweek EFL opponents to be tested and others have not.


Premier League clubs facing rebate demands from Asian rights holders that could cost them MILLIONS

EXCLUSIVE BY MATT HUGHES Broadcasters in the biggest Asian markets, including Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand, are unhappy with the rescheduling of many matches.


Somerset star Overtons pace can unsettle Essex in Lords final and lead to England recall

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY PAUL NEWMAN Overton has the chance to showcase the extra pace that England demanded of him when he spearheads Somersets latest attempt to land that elusive title.


Leyton Orients Carabao Cup clash with Spurs called off after 17 players test positive for Covid-19

EXCLUSIVE Orient spent the day trying to convince the EFL that the game could go ahead at their Breyer Group Stadium, but the plug was pulled just two hours before the scheduled kick-off.


Robin Goodfellows Racing Tips Best bets for Wednesday, September 23

Sportsmails racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Wednesdays meetings at Perth, Redcar, Goodwood and Kempton.


CARABAO CUP RECAP Luton Town vs Manchester United, West Ham vs Hull City and West Brom vs Brentford

Carabao Cup third round gets underway this evening with Manchester United making visit to Luton Town in the late game with earlier action from West Ham and West Brom.


Virgil van Dijk has been branded arrogant and lazy, but Liverpool star is as good as ever

Van Dijk has, over the course of the last two seasons, firmly established himself as the leading defender in English football, and arguably its most influential player overall.


Essex off-spinner Harmer admits his hopes of playing for England are now dead in the water

The Essex off-spinner, 31, who played five Tests for his native South Africa in 2015, told Sportsmail last year he wanted to qualify for his adopted country.


West Ham 5-1 Hull Hammers ease into fourth round with goals from Snodgrass, Haller and Yarmolenko

Robert Snodgrass opened the scoring against his former side with a well-placed volley in the 18th minute before Sebastien Haller doubled their lead just before half-time.


Luton 0-3 Manchester United Juan Mata and Marcus Rashford seal win

MATT BARLOW AT KENILWORTH ROAD Manchester United are through to the next round of the EFL Cup with a 3-0 win over Luton Town. 


Bath 31-20 Gloucester Hosts stage astonishing late comeback to go second in the Premiership

Joe Cokanasiga marked the end of his year-long injury ordeal with a trademark act of box-office brilliance as Bath staged an astonishing comeback to maintain their title challenge.


Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington were once best friends but are now sworn enemies

The welterweight stars rise to the top of the 170-pound division can be attributed to his brash, no holds barred, antagonistic persona, in which the mantra all publicity is good publicity is befitting.


West Ham manager David Moyes tests POSITIVE for coronavirus

The club twitter account posted saying Issa Diop and Josh Cullen had been replaced in the starting XI by Harrison Ashby and Jack Wilshere, but with no explanation given.


RFU plead for state help and government bailout to save English rugby

In an astonishing statement chief executive Bill Sweeney begged for State help for the richest rugby-playing nation in the world to avoid his sport being wiped out.


Lampard defends £89m man Havertz after Carragher said hes unsure where fits in at Chelsea

Havertz played wide on the right on his debut against Brighton and was then used centrally in the 2-0 defeat  against Liverpool before being hauled off at half-time.


Lampard launches defence of £89m Havertz after Carragher said he is unsure where fits in at Chelsea

Havertz played wide on the right on his debut against Brighton and was then used centrally in the 2-0 defeat  against Liverpool before being hauled off at half-time.


CARABAO CUP LIVE Luton Town vs Manchester United, West Ham vs Hull City and West Brom vs Brentford

Carabao Cup third round gets underway this evening with Manchester United making visit to Luton Town in the late game with earlier action from West Ham and West Brom.


Steven Gerrard and Tyson Fury send heartfelt messages to teenage Celtic fan fighting brain cancer

Daniel Caplan, a 17-year-old from Glasgow, has been diagnosed with a brain tumour known as DMG (diffuse midline glioma, grade 4), which is currently incurable.


Harry Kane or Son? Our Premier League POWER RANKINGS after a record-breaking top-flight weekend 

Each week throughout the season, Sportsmail will bring you a Power Rankings table, listing the top-10 hottest players in the Premier League. Sportsmail ranks the players in gameweek two.


Barcelona RETURN for Norwich full back Max Aarons and have a five-year agreement with the defender

Barca first contacted the Canaries two weeks ago but the Championship side are holding out for a £20million bid after rejecting an offer of a loan deal without an obligation to buy.


Crystal Palace flop Alexander Sorloth joins RB Leipzig for £20m as replacement for Timo Werner

The German side want Sorloth to replace Timo Werner, following his £49m move to Chelsea , after the Norwegians stunning season on loan at Trabzonspo


Douglas Costa could make a shock move to Wolves from Juventus

Diogo Jotas departure for Liverpool could pave the way for Douglas Costa to join Wolves. Combined with Adama Traore, the pair could make for a frighteningly pacey attack force.


Kylian Mbappe more likely to sign a new PSG deal than join Liverpool or Real Madrid in 2021

The striker is in the final two years of his contract with the French champions and there had been talk that the 21-year-old was considering his options amid interest from other clubs.


Atletico Madrid could be willing to let Thomas Partey leave as part of deal for Arsenals Torreira

The Gunners have been heavily linked with a move for Partey throughout the transfer window as they look to strengthen their resources in midfield.


Thiago Silva opens up on meeting Chelsea fan Alex Mann after viral Glastonbury moment

New Chelsea signing Thiago Silva has opened up on meeting the young fan who shot to fame by rapping a song in his honour during last years Glastonbury Festival.


Manchester Uniteds defeat by Crystal Palace was poor but its not all doom and gloom

JOE BERNSTEIN If United fans are searching for solace following their worst opening-day result for 25 years, there are examples of clubs turning around miserable starts to the season.


Roma STRIPPED of point earned against Hellas Verona in Serie A opener

ALVISE CAGNAZZO IN ITALY New signing Amadou Diawara, 23, was fielded in the under-22 section of Paulo Fonsecas squad for the league opener, meaning he was ineligible to play.


Governments Covid clampdown ruins the season for sports fans

Football fans are set to be locked out of stadiums for the entire season, with doors already being shut on rugby and racing as the Governments new six-month Covid clampdown cripples British sport.


Anthony Joshuas title fight with Kubrat Pulev WILL take place in December, confirms Eddie Hearn

EXCLUSIVE BY RIATH AL-SAMARRAI Joshuas fight with Kubrat Pulev will go ahead this year irrespective of the announcement that fans cannot return to sporting events from October.


Leyton Orients Carabao Cup clash with Tottenham is CALLED OFF

Sportsmail reported on Monday that as many as 10 Orient players had tested positive for coronavirus, and players from both clubs were convinced the game would be postponed.


He was a monster! Liverpool No 1 Alisson hails makeshift centre back Fabinho after Chelsea display

With Joe Gomez and Joel Matip unavailable, midfielder Fabinho sat in at centre back and played superbly, nullifying Timo Werner and guiding the Reds to a clean sheet during the 2-0 victory.


Frank Lampard confirms that new signings Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell are in his Chelsea squad

Chelsea host the Championship club at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night following their defeat to Liverpool on Sunday afternoon, with a Sadio Mane double downing Lampards side.


Paris Saint-Germain confident Dele Alli wants to join club on 12-month loan deal

Alli started the opening game of the season against Everton but was hauled off at half-time and then left out of the trips to Lokomotiv Plovdiv and Southampton and is now nearing the exit door.


Real Madrid should be kissing the floor he walks on, says Gareth Bales agent

Bale won 13 major trophies with the club and was a vital part of the team that ended a 12-year barren spell in the Champions League, but he has been on the end of plenty of criticism.


Gareth Bales agent takes a swipe at Real Madrid boss Zidane and fans for treatment of Welshmen

Bale won 13 major trophies with the club and was a vital part of the team that ended a 12-year barren spell in the Champions League, but he has been on the end of plenty of criticism.


Coronavirus Premier League claim having fans back at football is safer than shops and pubs

Englands top flight had previously intended for some supporters to return to stadiums from next month, but those plans have now been cancelled.


Newcastle boss Steve Bruce thankful there is no lasting damage to Jamal Lewiss eye

Frenchman Saint-Maximin limped off before the break having aggravated an ankle problem, while £13.5million summer signing Lewis suffered a cut eye which led to Yves Bissoumas dismissal.


Chelsea transfer news Frank Lampard confirms Edouard Mendy is having medical ahead of £22m move

The 28-year-old goalkeeper is set to sign a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge and will compete with under-fire keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga for the No 1 jersey at Chelsea.


Carabao Cup Here are ten PL youngsters who could shine in the third round this week

The Carabao Cup starts getting serious as the top-six sides enter the competition at round three which begins on Tuesday. Sportsmail looks at ten youngster who could impress in midweek...


Frank Lampard confirms Edouard Mendy is having Chelsea medical ahead of £22m move

The 28-year-old goalkeeper is set to sign a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge and will compete with under-fire keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga for the No 1 jersey at Chelsea.


Here are ten youngsters who could shine in the Carabao Cup third round this week

The Carabao Cup starts getting serious as the top-six sides enter the competition at round three which begins on Tuesday. Sportsmail looks at ten youngster who could impress in midweek...


They should be kissing the floor he walks on Gareth Bales agent takes a swipe at Real Madrid

Bale won 13 major trophies with the club and was a vital part of the team that ended a 12-year barren spell in the Champions League, but he has been on the end of plenty of criticism.


Bath forced to cancel fan trial event for Gloucester game which would have seen 1,000 fans attend

Tuesday nights Premiership match as well as Bristols game next Wednesday against Leicester at Ashton Gate will now both be played behind closed doors.


Im not worried. Im young, Im healthy Charlie Adam is relaxed about COVID-19 player testing

The Dundee midfielder, formerly of Liverpool and Stoke, added that he is completely relaxed about the prospect of contracting COVID-19 amongst players who have not been regularly tested.


Leeds edging closer to £20m deal for Diego Llorente from Real Sociedad

The defender will be Leeds second Spain international of the window having recruited Rodrigo from Valencia. Llorente, 27, has been interested in a move to the Premier League for some time.


Blackpool confirm Luke Garbutt signing with cheeky dig at Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti

Garbutt was released by Everton in June but when asked about the left-backs departure, Ancelotti admitted he didnt know who he was before being informed by the clubs press officer.


Pubs facing football chaos with new 10pm curfew meaning fans must be kicked out BEFORE full-time

There could be mayhem in pubs across Britain if football fans are kicked out early to comply with the new curfew rules. Pubs must close at 1000pm, thats before some games will have finished.


Frank Lampards Chelsea dilemmas after a harsh lesson at the hands of Liverpool

After a mammoth summer spend which looks set to smash through the £250million mark, there is plenty of pressure being placed on the shoulders of Frank Lampard.


Ian Wright slams Manchester United centre backs Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof as weak

United were soundly beaten at home by the Eagles in their first game of the Premier League season, with former player Wilfried Zaha scoring twice for his boyhood side.


Newcatle boss Steve Bruce thankful there is no lasting damage to Jamal Lewiss eye

Frenchman Saint-Maximin limped off before the break having aggravated an ankle problem, while £13.5million summer signing Lewis suffered a cut eye which led to Yves Bissoumas dismissal.


Matteo Guendouzi hands in Arsenal transfer request following fall out with Mikel Arteta

Guendouzi has not featured in any of Artetas squads this season, being left out of the Community Shield victory against Liverpool and the Premier League wins against Fulham and West Ham.


Leyton Orient are told Tottenham tie will be CALLED OFF due to covid-19 positive cases

The League Two clubs owner appeared on talkSPORT on Tuesday morning but revealed he had yet to hear whether the game, scheduled to kick-off at 6pm, was still going ahead or not.


Luis Suarez Police investigating claims he CHEATED in his Italian test to secure Juventus move

Barcelona striker Suarez flew to Perugia last week and passed a dual citizenship test in order to speed up his move to Serie A giants Juventus, only for the move to fall through anyway.


Ian Wright slams Uniteds two starting centre backs and insists they are weak link

United were soundly beaten at home by the Eagles in their first game of the Premier League season, with former player Wilfried Zaha scoring twice for his boyhood side.


Liverpool reach an agreement worth up to £36m for Watford winger Ismaila Sarr

The Reds are still looking at options to strengthen the depth in attack. Sarr could yet join and wages of £120,000-a-week are on the table for the rapid Senegalese winger.


Guendouzi hands in Arsenal transfer request... which could bring his spell under Arteta to an end

Guendouzi has not featured in any of Artetas squads this season, being left out of the Community Shield victory against Liverpool and the Premier League wins against Fulham and West Ham.


Barcelona confirm sale of Arturo Vidal to Inter Milan for just £917,000

Inter were keen to sign the Chile international in January after Vidal became embroiled in a contract dispute with Barcelona and the club have at last got their wish after signing the midfielder.


Bayern Munich fans travelling to UEFA Super Cup are warned they are entering a biological bomb

There will be 20,100 supporters inside Puskas Arena on Thursday evening for the UEFA Super Cup between Bayern Munich and Sevilla. Fears over the game are growing.


Leyton Orient are told Tottenham tie will be CALLED OFF

The League Two clubs owner appeared on talkSPORT on Tuesday morning but revealed he had yet to hear whether the game, scheduled to kick-off at 6pm, was still going ahead or not.


Italian police investigating claims that Luis Suarez CHEATED in his Italian test

Barcelona striker Suarez flew to Perugia last week and passed a dual citizenship test in order to speed up his move to Serie A giants Juventus, only for the move to fall through anyway.


Slaven Bilic charged with improper conduct following furious on-field protests at Mike Dean

The Croatian boss came onto the pitch at half-time in his sides defeat to Everton on Saturday and was shown a red card by referee Mike Dean for his protests. The FA has now charged him.


Alvaro Morata arrives at Juventus for medical as sensational return to Old Lady edges closer

The striker left the Serie A club to join Real Madrid in 2016 but is set to rejoin the club on a season-long loan from Atletico Madrid - with his exit paving the way for Luis Suarezs arrival from Barcelona .


Mike Tysons trainer is confident he CAN beat Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury

Iron Mike is in training for his boxing return, when he takes on Roy Jones Jr in an exhibition bout on November 28. Tyson retired in 2005 but has looked in sensational shape in training.


Lionel Messis former agent reveals he was close to following Cesc Fabregas to Arsenal

Arsene Wenger tried to persuade Messi to follow Fabregas to Arsenal, but the Argentine opted to stay at the club. The Barca youth graduates were reunited when Fabregas returned to Barca..


Derby confirm signing of Jordon Ibe on two-year deal after he ended £15m Bournemouth nightmare

Ibe impressed during a 24-game loan spell at Derby in the 2014/15 season but had a difficult four seasons on and off the pitch for the Cherries in which he scored just three Premier League goals.


Derby confirm signing of Jordan Ibe on two-year deal after he ended £15m Bournemouth nightmare

Ibe impressed during a 24-game loan spell at Derby in the 2014/15 season but had a difficult four seasons on and off the pitch for the Cherries in which he scored just three Premier League goals.


Neymar is accused of a racial slur in the shameful PSG-Marseille brawl

Neymar was sent off after VAR found that he had thrown a punch at Gonzalez, before the Brazilian took to social media to insist that the defender was racially abusive towards him.


Bayern Munich fans travelling to UEFA Super Cup in Budapest risks a football Ischgl

There will be 20,100 supporters inside Puskas Arena on Thursday evening for the UEFA Super Cup between Bayern Munich and Sevilla. Fears over the game are growing.


Borussia Dortmund director Sebastian Kehl reveals Jadon Sancho will leave but NOT in this season

The 20-year-old England international will leave Borussia Dortmund in the future but the Bundesliga giants will not be selling him at all this season, according to director Sebastian Kehl.


Mike Tysons trainer confident he can beat current heavyweight kings Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury

Iron Mike is in training for his boxing return, when he takes on Roy Jones Jr in an exhibition bout on November 28. Tyson retired in 2005 but has looked in sensational shape in training.


Barcelona Ivan Rakitic claims he was never close friends with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez

Despite enjoying Champions League together in 2015 and claiming four LaLiga titles, he admits there was only respect between himself and the clubs star duo.


Gareth Bales agent confirms stars Tottenham stay could be LONGER than his one-season loan

The Real Madrid outcast arrived in north London at the end of last week to complete his temporary move back to Spurs, but it could turn into something more permanent if things go well this season.


Manchester United are in a mess - heres what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must fix NOW

CHRIS WHEELER It has been easy to write off Manchester Uniteds malaise as a hangover. A blip. A temporary fault to be fixed before normal service is resumed. But the reality is very different.


Manchester United retain an interest in RB Leipzigs Dayot Upamecano but must sell defenders first

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is eager to strengthen his sides defensive options, especially after they started their Premier League season with a 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace.


COVID-19 National League clubs are told their season will NOT start as planned next month

Four clubs in the league -  including Dagenham & Redbridge, Yeovil Town, Dartford and Notts County - received approval last week to hold test events with 1,000 fans for today and Saturday.


Zlatan Ibrahimovics new book reveals he let rip at his Sweden team-mates

A new book has revealed how Zlatan Ibrahimovic clashed with Sweden team-mates throughout his international career, including before his incredible four-goal salvo against England in 2012.


Barcelona want to BLOCK Luis Suarez from joining Atletico Madrid for free

It appears the Uruguayan has no future at Barcelona beyond this summer, with the club trying to clear him from their wage bill, but the club are reportedly being very specific about who he can sign for.


New book reveals how Zlatan Ibrahimovic let rip at his Sweden team-mates

A new book has revealed how Zlatan Ibrahimovic clashed with Sweden team-mates throughout his international career, including before his incredible four-goal salvo against England in 2012.


Zlatan Ibrahimovic compares himself to Benjamin Button after AC Milan win

Zlatan Ibrahimovic claimed he could have scored four goals if he were a younger man despite leading AC Milan to an opening day victory over Bologna in Serie A.


National League clubs are told their season will NOT start as planned next month

Four clubs in the league -  including Dagenham & Redbridge, Yeovil Town, Dartford and Notts County - received approval last week to hold test events with 1,000 fans for today and Saturday.


Gareth Bales agent confirms star could stay at Tottenham for LONGER than his one-season loan

The Real Madrid outcast arrived in north London at the end of last week to complete his temporary move back to Spurs, but it could turn into something more permanent if things go well this season.


Luka Jovic wants to end nightmare 12 months at Real Madrid and return to Frankfurt

The Serbian has been frozen out by Zinedine Zidane and was left on the bench as Real sought a goal in their opening day LaLiga draw with Real Sociedad on Sunday.


Manchester United are in a muddle - heres what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must fix NOW

CHRIS WHEELER It has been easy to write off Manchester Uniteds malaise as a hangover. A blip. A temporary fault to be fixed before normal service is resumed. But the reality is very different.


Ivan Rakitic claims he was never close friends with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez

Despite enjoying Champions League together in 2015 and claiming four LaLiga titles, he admits there was only respect between himself and the clubs star duo.


Zlatan Ibrahimovic compares himself to Benjamin Button after Milan win

Zlatan Ibrahimovic claimed he could have scored four goals if he were a younger man despite leading AC Milan to an opening day victory over Bologna in Serie A.


Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk is branded lazy and nonchalant

The Holland centre-back has enjoyed a meteoric rise since making the move from Southampton to Liverpool in 2018 and finished second in last years Ballon dOr rankings.


Everton fended off Man United interest in Dominic Calvert-Lewin with a massive £80m asking price 

Everton reportedly told Manchester United that they would need to pay £80million if they wanted to sign striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the current transfer window.


Social media reacts to a wicked nutmeg from Daniel Podence on Kevin de Bruyne

Daniel Podence has received high praise on social media after he pulled off an audacious nutmeg against Kevin De Bruyne during Wolves Premier League defeat by Manchester City. 


Alvaro Morata touches down in Italy ahead of a sensational return to Juventus

The striker left the Serie A club to join Real Madrid in 2016 but is set to rejoin the club on a season-long loan from Atletico Madrid - with his exit paving the way for Luis Suarezs arrival from Barcelona.


West Ham and Newcastle are interested in Juventus defender Daniele Rugani

The Italian champions are willing to listen to offers for the 26-year-old as they look to balance the books. Rugani has been offered to Premier League clubs with Juventus hoping to sell to the highest bidder.


Micah Richards hits back at claims hes on air because of Black Lives Matter

Whist his comments on both football and the BLM movement have been praised, Richards told Sky Sports that he believes he is still unfairly targeted online, as is fellow pundit Alex Scott.


Former Manchester United prodigy Ravel Morrison joins ex-Tottenham boss Martin Jol at ADO Den Haag

Former Manchester United midfielder Morrison, 27, has joined his 11th club following his release from Sheffield United in the summer, signing for Eredivisie side ADO Den Haag.


Pep Guardiola says he will play mostly academy players in the Carabao Cup tie against Bournemouth

City were without seven first-team players for Mondays impressive 3-1 win at Wolves to injury, Ilkay Gundogan joining the list after testing positive for coronavirus ahead of the game.


I thought Man City would lose tonight! Jamie Carragher heaps praise on Pep Guardiolas side

Goals from Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus secured a 3-1 victory against a side who beat them twice last season and Carragher was suitably impressed on Monday night.


How the mad scientist found his winning formula Bryson DeChambeau emerged from a golfing laboratory

DEREK LAWRENSON The hardest-working man in golf won Americas national championship. A man who has never been afraid to think outside the box and challenge accepted wisdom.


Sale 27-19 Harlequins Faf de Klerk and Rob du Preez earn late Premiership Rugby Cup glory for Sale

CHRIS FOY AT THE AJ BELL STADIUM Steve Diamonds men raced into a 10-0 lead early on, only for Harlequins to score 19 unanswered points before the hosts staged a dramatic fightback.


Novak Djokovics Italian Open win showed what a threat he is to French Open favourite Rafael Nadal

The 33 year-old Serb put the events of Flushing Meadows behind him by winning the Italian Open final last night, recovering from a slow start to beat pugnacious Argentinian Diego Schwartzmann.


Robin Goodfellows Racing Tips Best bets for Tuesday, September 22

Sportsmails racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Tuesdays meetings at Beverley, Newcastle, Warwick and Lingfield.


England star Tammy Beaumont tames the West Indies as hosts surge to 47-run victory

More than six months after rain robbed them of the chance to reach the T20 World Cup final, Englands women began to get the disappointment out of their system with a resounding win over West Indies.


JOFRA ARCHER It will be fun giving England team-mate Moeen Ali some bouncers in the IPL!

JOFRA ARCHER Apart from the World Cup last summer, I havent won much in my career and this years Indian Premier League represents an opportunity to claim some more silverware.


Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy wont allow Dele Alli to leave on the cheap

Alli has been left out of the previous two matchday squads for Jose Mourinho, plunging his future into uncertainty. PSG have a concrete interest in Alli, and Antonio Conte is a long-term admirer.


MARTIN SAMUEL Arrogant fool? No, Mike Dean did football a big favour when he sent off Slaven Bilic

MARTIN SAMUEL - CHIEF SPORTS WRITER It is a lot easier to like Slaven Bilic than it is Mike Dean. Maybe that is the reason so many remain in denial about events on Saturday.


Chelsea agree £22m deal for Edouard Mendy as Rennes goalkeeper travels to Berlin to undergo medical

Goalkeeper Mendy, 28, is on the verge of sealing his move after Chelsea agreed a £22m deal with Rennes and imminent arrival will intensify the pressure on under-fire Kepa Arrizabalaga.


Empty grounds take pressure off the players... heres why its raining goals in Premier League 

The benefits of an empty stadium are not something those inside football care to discuss publicly, when the sport needs its fans back so much, but an executive at one club has reflected on an up side.


Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich facing questions over secret stakes in rival stars

The Russian held the economic rights to the players through a company based in British Virgin Islands and one of them, Peruvian winger Andre Carrillo, played against Chelsea in 2014.


John Stones featured in a hard-fought Man City win at Wolves...but has his good form come too late?

JACK GAUGHAN AT MOLINEUX John Stones looked back on the form he once showed in Manchester Citys opening win at Wolves. The performance may not save his career at the club.


Wolves 1-3 Manchester City Pep Guardiolas side kick off campaign with a hard-earned three points 

MARTIN SAMUEL AT MOLINEUX For the first 45 minutes we saw why Manchester City could be title contenders; for the next 45 we discovered why any challenge may just fizzle out again.


Is Chelseas Kepa Arrizabalaga the worst Premier League signing EVER following his latest error?

Despite their lavish summer spending this year, Chelsea have retained the lingering reminder that their £72m goalkeeper Kepa has spectacularly underperformed.


PSG, Inter Milan or Real Madrid...whats next for Spurs Dele Alli after his exile by Jose Mourinho?

Dele Allis career is at a crossroads after being shunned by Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho for the last two matches. Sportsmail looks at his options including PSG and Inter Milan...


Liverpool are in regular contact with Kylian Mbappe over move to Anfield from PSG next summer

According to French outlet LEquipe, Jurgen Klopps side are keeping an eye on the forwards situation with Real also hoping to lure him away from the Ligue 1 side.


Aston Villa 1-0 Sheffield United Ezri Konsa heads Dean Smiths side to victory

KIERAN GILL AT VILLA PARK This time, the watch buzzed and the goal was given, but Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder and his players left Villa Park feeling a similar sense of injustice.


Zinedine Zidane sent a clear message to the board by not bringing Luka Jovic on in goalless draw

PETE JENSON Serbian international striker Luka Jovic is available on loan this summer - that was the clearest conclusion to be drawn from Real Madrids opening day 0-0 draw with Real Sociedad.


Fulham closing in on a deal for RB Leipzig winger Ademola Lookman

The 22-year-old left Everton for Red Bull Leipzig last year in a £16.5million deal but has struggled for playing time making just 13 appearances last season.


Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer pleads for patience in EFL Cup after Crystal Palace loss

Solskjaers side travel to Luton Town in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night, when the United boss will make a number of changes and leave some of his stars at home to step up their fitness.


Wolves vs Manchester City - Premier League Live score, team news and updates from Molineux

Manchester City face a tricky first match of the season away to Wolves in the Premier League on Monday night. Sportsmail will provide all the team news, build-up and live commentary.


Jamie Carragher says Man Utds midfield of Pogba, Fernandes and Van de Beek could be a WEAKNESS

Solskjaers side were stunned on Saturday night in their Premier League opener, slumping to a 3-1 defeat at home to Crystal Palace and Carragher expressed his doubts about Uniteds midfield.


Tottenham players expect Carabao Cup clash with Leyton Orient to be called off

EXCLUSIVE BY SAMI MOKBEL Tottenham and Leyton Orient players believe Tuesdays Carabao Cup clash will be called off after a Covid outbreak at the League Two club.


Dean Henderson set to make his Man United bow in the EFL Cup against Luton in place of David De Gea

Rising star Henderson joined Uniteds academy as a 14-year-old in 2011 and his prolonged push for a starting berth has been strengthened by first-choice goalkeeper David de Geas erratic form.


Micah Richards claims Pep Guardiola is not trusting his team and their defence must be sorted

Micah Richards believes Manchester City have some serious defensive issues to sort out if they are to reclaim their place as champions of England this season.


10 things we learned from the Premier League weekend

It was a Premier League weekend so jam-packed with goals it wouldnt have looked out of place in sepia tone. 39 over the course of eight matches on Saturday and Sunday with two fixtures still to come.


Arsenal sign Icelandic goalkeeper Alex Runarsson as replacement for Emiliano Martinez

The Gunners were hunting a back-up goalkeeper following the sale of Emiliano Martinez to Aston Villa last week. But Mikel Arteta has got his man, with the 25-year-old signing a four-year deal.


Real Madrid could swoop for ex-PSG man Edinson Cavani with LaLiga side enticed by free transfer

The Uruguayan is currently a free agent after his contract at Champions League runners-up PSG expired in the summer, and therefore Zinedine Zidane could pursue a move for the 33-year-old.


Transfer News RECAP All the latest as Premier League and European clubs look to sign new players

Premier League and European clubs are continuing to work hard to try and get transfer deals over the line with the new season now underway. Recap all the updates with Sportmails Ieuan Ivett.


Sevilla midfielder Ivan Rakitic retires from international after making 106 appearances for Croatia

The 32-year-old Rakitic played 106 times for his country in a storied midfield partnership with Luka Modric that lasted for more than a decade.


Aston Villa vs Sheffield United - Premier League Live score and updates

Aston Villa host Sheffield United in the first of two games on Monday evening in the Premier League. Sportsmail will provide all the build-up and live coverage - kick-off is at 600pm at Villa Park.


Manchester City trailing Paris Saint-Germain in race for £75m Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly

Pep Guardiola has reportedly lost ground on the French champions, who are keen to make the 29-year-old centre-back their key defensive signing of the summer in a deal worth £75million.


Gary Neville slams negligent Manchester United chiefs for failing to secure new signings

While the other top Premier League clubs have all strengthened, United have only brought in Donny van de Beek and were well beaten in their opening fixture at home to Crystal Palace.


Mason Mount backs under-fire Chelsea team-mate Kepa Arrizabalaga to bounceback and silence critics

Blues were still reeling from Liverpools opener when Kepa recklessly passed straight to Mane in front of goal, and the Senegal international controlled skilfully before passing into an empty net.


Tyrone Mings signs four-year contract extension with Aston Villa

The defender, who initially joined on loan from Bournemouth in January 2019, helped play a key part in the clubs promotion to the Premier League and subsequent survival last season.


Thiago Silva determined to help Chelsea challenge for Premier League glory

Silva has one of footballs most glittering CVs with a Scudetto success at AC Milan followed by 18 domestic honours in France. He has also won the Confederations Cup and Copa America.


Jadon Sancho backed to slot in seamlessly at Manchester United according to former youth team coach

Youth team coach Louis Lancaster oversaw the England internationals development while at Watford, before seeing him move on to Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund.


Derby County close to agreeing fee for former Liverpool youngster Bobby Duncan

The 19-year-old, who is the cousin of Reds legend Steven Gerrard, left Anfield in acrimonious circumstances last summer, but is yet to make a first team appearance for the Serie A club.


Patrice Evra launches stunning attack on old club Manchester United and Ed Woodward

Evras plea for the clubs hierarchy to stop being so arrogant comes just days after United began their Premier League campaign with a woeful 3-1 home defeat by Crystal Palace on Saturday evening.


The record for the most goals scored in a Premier League weekend could be broken on Monday night

The record for the most number of goals in a single Premier League weekend could be broken on Monday with just five goals needed to eclipse the all-time total in the modern era.


Crystal Palace interested in Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster and prepared to pay £25m

On Monday morning, it was reported that Palace had submitted an offer of £19m plus £6m in add ons, while inserting a £37m buy-back clause as part of the deal, but Palace say that is untrue.


Tottenhams Carabao Cup tie at Leyton Orient is at risk as MULTIPLE players test positive for covid

Tottenhams Carabao Cup clash with Leyton Orient could be in doubt after the League Two club announced that a number of first team players have tested positive for coronavirus.


QPR chief Les Ferdinand says taking the knee message has been lost

QPR players did not take the knee before their 3-2 defeat by Coventry on Friday night, a sight that has become commonplace since the return of football as a gesture of support for the anti-racism movement.


Huddersfield agree £1million fee with Benfica for former Arsenal youngster Chris Willock

Winger Willock, 22, spent the second half of last season on loan at Huddersfield who now want to make the move permanent. They have agreed a package in the region of £1million.


Luis Suarez TERMINATES his contract at Barcelona

Despite long-term interest from Juventus it appears that Atletico Madrid is the next destination for the Uruguayan striker, according to Spanish outlet RAC.


Frank Lampard hopes Fikayo Tomori feels the trust after Chelsea stars outing against Liverpool

Tomori came off the bench after Andreas Christensens red card for his first Blues outing in seven months on Sunday, as Sadio Manes brace sealed Liverpools Premier League win.


Crystal Palace launch £25m bid for Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster including £37m buy back clause

Palaces bid is comprised of £19m plus £6m in add ons, while there is also a £37m buy-back clause as part of the deal, which would give the Reds first refusal on the striker if they sell him in the future.


Harry Kane set to start fourth game in 10 days against Leyton Orient

While Jose Mourinho will rotate his side for the Carabao Cup third round, including a possible debut for Joe Hart, he has limited options up front. That is likely to mean Kane will not get a rest.


Tottenham to auction signed match shirts to JE3 Foundation in memory of former star Justin Edinburgh

Edinburgh died last June from a heart attack aged only 49, a month after managing Orient back into the Football League. He played 276 times for Spurs between 1990 and 2000 and won the FA Cup.


UEFA Super Cup WILL go ahead with 20,000 fans despite accusations of human experiment in Budapest

Hungarian Socialist Party MP Ildiko Borbely accused UEFA - who are looking for answers as to how coronavirus spreads at mass events - of using the Super Cup as medical research.


The embarrassing moment golfer Danny Lee misses FIVE short putts at US Open at Winged Foot

The New Zealander made it through to the weekends play at the second major of the year, but on the final green in the third round at Winged Foot, Lees tournament unravelled in dramatic fashion.


Diego Simeone calls Lucas Torreira as Atletico Madrid enter the race to sign Arsenal man

Torreiras future is uncertain, with new boss Mikel Arteta looking to strengthen his midfield before the transfer window closes. Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar have been heavily linked.


The embarrassing moment New Zealand golfer Danny Lee misses FIVE easy putts at US Open

The New Zealander made it through to the weekends play at the second major of the year, but on the final green in the third round at Winged Foot, Lees tournament unravelled in dramatic fashion.


Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan tests positive for COVID-19

Gundogan has become the third City player to test positive for COVID-19 since the start of the new season after Aymeric Laporte and Riyad Mahrez also returned positive tests.


Ex-Huddersfield manager David Wagner facing the sack at Schalke just ONE GAME into the new season

Wagner took over at the Bundesliga club last year after a successful spell with the Terriers, but the 48-year-old set a new club record last season when Schalke went 16 league games without a win.


UEFA Super Cup WILL go ahead with fans despite accusations of human experiment in Budapest

Hungarian Socialist Party MP Ildiko Borbely accused UEFA - who are looking for answers as to how coronavirus spreads at mass events - of using the Super Cup as medical research.


WATCH Jurgen Klopp rips into Liverpool coaching staff for celebrating red card

The Liverpool boss did not take kindly to a member of his coaching staff clapping and cheering when Christensens yellow card for hauling down Sadio Mane was upgraded to a red by VAR.


Fernando Torres selects dream Chelsea and Liverpool combined XI but theres no place for Eden Hazard

Torres spent four years at Liverpool between 2007 and 2011 before joining Chelsea in a £50 million move and picked a host of star names in his dream team, while also opting for some surprise choices.


Shannon Briggs volunteers to replace Roy Jones Jr in fight against Mike Tyson in November

Former two-time world champion Briggs - who applied for a British boxing license last year - has not boxed in more than four years since a first-round knockout win on a David Haye undercard.


Shannon Briggs volunteers to replace Roy Jones Jr in fight against Mike Tyson in November

Former two-time world champion Briggs - who applied for a British boxing license last year - has not boxed in more than four years since a first-round knockout win on a David Haye undercard.


Jordon Ibe set to undergo medical at Derby ahead of signing two-year deal

Ibe was released by Bournemouth at the end of last season after a difficult four seasons in which he scored just three Premier League goals, despite costing the club a huge £15million.


Tyson Fury predicts Anthony Joshua will LOSE to Oleksandr Usyk

Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is also due to fight mandatory IBF challenger Kubrat Pulev on December 12 this year, with promoter Eddie Hearn insisting that the bout will not be postponed again.


Luke Shaw urges Manchester United to make signings to keep up with big spending rivals

The defender is worried United could fall behind the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea, who have spent vast sums on star names this summer, while United have failed to land their biggest transfer targets.


German football fans rejoice as they return to Bundesliga stadiums for the first time since Covid-19

KIT HOLDEN IN GERMANY If you squinted, you could almost believe that everything was back to normal.  As the Bundesliga returned to action this week, so did its fans.


Transfer News LIVE All the latest as Premier League and European clubs look to sign new players

Premier League and European clubs are continuing to work hard to try and get transfer deals over the line with the new season now underway. Follow all the updates with Sportmails Ieuan Ivett.


Man United WONT sign a new centre-back this summer despite Crystal Palace horror show

Their first-choice central defensive pairing of Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof looked vulnerable to Palaces pace during Saturdays 3-1 defeat at Old Trafford.


LA Lakers star Anthony Davis three-point buzzer beater hands LeBron James and Co victory

The Lakers were wearing special mamba black tribute jerseys following Kobe Bryants tragic death in a helicopter crash in January, but his memory appeared to inspire them to a dramatic win.


Ask Crouchie! Our resident columnist is back to answer YOUR questions...

PETER CROUCH This week our resident columnist talks Gareth Bales sensational Tottenham return and Manchester Uniteds puzzling transfer strategy.


Bryson DeChambeau puts US Open victory down to blood, sweat and tears in first major title win

DeChambeau carded a closing 67 to finish six under par, a record winning score by two shots at a revered venue where only two players had finished in red figures in five previous US Opens.


Odegaard insists it is good to play for Real Madrid again despite draw against Real Sociedad

Norwegian international Martin Odegaard spent last season on loan at Sociedad but lined up against his former team-mates in midfield to make his third appearance for Real Madrid.


Giggs eager to see Bale as part of mouthwatering Tottenham front three with Kane and Son

The Wales star, who is currently out with a knee injury, sealed a return to Spurs last week on a season-long loan deal from Real Madrid, seven years after leaving north London for the Spain.


Angry words between Kieran Gibbs and Seamus Coleman caught on camera

There werent many cool heads as Kieran Gibbs received a red card in Evertons thrashing of West Bromwich Albion on Saturday afternoon. He caught James Rodriguez with an arm.


Mike Dean is the most arrogant fool you will ever see Gabriel Agbonlahor hits out at referee

The official sent off West Brom manager Slaven Bilic at half-time in their 5-2 defeat by Everton after the Croatian boss aired his unhappiness at some of his first half decisions.


From Tranmere to Madrid! Former Rovers youngster Marvin Park makes his Real debut

The 20-year-old academy product came off the bench to replace Rodrygo with 20 minutes remaining as Zinedine Zidanes side looked to break the deadlock at the Reale Seguros Stadium.


Andrea Pirlo reveals he will REST Cristiano Ronaldo this season

Andrea Pirlo appears to already be very comfortable in his new role as Juventus manager, and may even take the surprising decision to rest Cristiano Ronaldo at times this season.


Clubs may turn their back on the FA Cup due to rising Covid-19 infections

EXCLUSIVE BY MATT HUGES Sportsmail has learned that five clubs have withdrawn from the competition due to virus issues ahead of the first qualifying round, which begins tomorrow.


Arturo Vidal arrives in Italy as he closes in on move to Inter Milan

Vidal had a year remaining on his Barcelona contract but the Spanish club have reportedly agreed to release him for variable performance-related bonuses.


Rory McIlroys final round horror show at the US Open sees six-year barren run extend

Rory McIlroys 21st major championship since his last victory came and went last night with him no nearer to finding the key to unlocking his six-year drought.


Tiger Woods days as a contender in New York are done... SIX things we learned from the US Open

Bryson DeChameau has been crowned the 2020 US Open champion, finally earning the chance to silence his doubters. The 27-year-old beat American debutant Matt Wolff by six points on Sunday.


Gary Lineker jokes he will have to present MOTD in his underwear AGAIN

Its been a little over four years since Match of the Day viewers were treated to seeing Gary Lineker present the show in nothing but his underwear, but could it happen again next year?


Bryson DeChambeau WINS the US Open... biting back at his detractors by in style

DEREK LAWRENSON Now thats what you call having the last laugh. Bryson DeChambeau, the man ridiculed for putting on three stones in weight, is the new US Open Champion.


Robin Goodfellows Racing Tips Best bets for Monday, September 21

Sportsmails racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Mondays meetings at Hamilton, Leicester, Warwick and Wolverhampton.


Saracens cast off salary cap shame to make English rugby proud with huge win over Leinster

CHRIS FOY - WORLD OF RUGBY While a 25-17 Heineken Champions Cup victory in the Irish capital extended Saracens defence of their title to the last four, it meant so much more than that.


Exeter keep Double dream alive as Chiefs demolish Northampton

A beauty from Jack Nowell, to add to tries from Henry Slade, Jonny Hill and two for the superb Jacques Vermeulen meant the Chiefs line up against rugby royalty next Saturday.


Everton signings James Rodriguez, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Allan have triggered flying start

The long-serving Coleman was so incensed with a 3-0 defeat at Wolves towards the end of last season that he publicly told his team-mates to look in the mirror and ask if they could do more.


US Open Brits Paul Casey, Lee Westwood and Matt Wallace face star would-be Ryder Cup rehearsals

In the absence of any Ryder Cup, the three Englishmen left in the US Open had to settle for glamour match-ups in the final round that would have represented a good rehearsal.


MARK CLATTENBURG The Premier League is plagued by confusion over what is and is not handball

MARK CLATTENBURG The Premier League is plagued by confusion over what is and is not a handball, and the PGMOL should be doing something about it.


CHRIS SUTTON Its all doom and gloom at Manchester United but its too soon to write off season

Its all doom and gloom right now, but its funny how a signing or two can change the mood at a club. Look at Tottenham and Jose Mourinho.


CHRIS SUTTON Kepa Arrizabalaga is Chelseas biggest flop... since me!

CHRIS SUTTON Kepa Arrizabalaga cost Chelsea £71.6million in 2018 but has never proven worthy of being the worlds most expensive goalkeeper. In football, you get a chance to redeem yourself.


Manchester United must buy big or risk being left behind after opening-game defeat by Crystal Palace

The comparisons were not favourable to United and nowhere more so than on the pitch where they were exposed and dispatched by a sharper, better Crystal Palace team.


SPORTS AGENDA Frank Lampard ready for Spygate 2.0 as Chelsea look to install CCTV

SPORTS AGENDA - MIKE KEEGAN Chelseas architects say they wish to provide a proportionate and unobtrusive scheme to suitably protect the site from identified risks or security breaches.


Mateusz Klich was languishing at Leeds but Marcelo Bielsas faith in the midfielder is paying off

Marcelo Bielsa does not appear to have offered any general advice to Klich when he found him languishing back at Leeds. He simply trusted in his ability to coach him.


Dean Smith thinks Aston Villas last-gasp survival last season was divine intervention

Dean Smith believes divine intervention may have kept Aston Villa in the Premier League as he reflected on the lucky escape they had against Monday nights opponents Sheffield United.


Mikel Arteta rubbishes lucky Arsenal claim as David Moyes is left frustrated by the officials

Mikel Arteta says he doesnt believe in luck, but David Moyes might believe in bad luck after this. West Ham were the better side and yet suffered their second defeat of the season.


Id wonder if I could feign an injury to get off early Joe Marler on how he unravelled mentally 

JOE MARLER The pressure of professionalism is a huge problem in rugby, one that should have been brought into the spotlight long before it was.


The Queens horse, Tactical, to have another go at a group one target at Newmarket

Tactical, the Queens horse, landed the Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot and the July Stakes at Newmarket but a run on soft ground in the Group One Prix Morny at Deauville did not work out.


ON THE ROAD SPECIAL Worthing, South Shields and Truro are back in business

The team known as the Mackerel Men were seven points clear at the top of the Isthmian Premier with seven to play when the axe came from the FA and ruled their fine campaign to be void.


Chelsea boss Frank Lampard defends decision to drop Antonio Rudiger for Liverpool defeat

Antonio Rudiger was left out despite being fully fit, as revealed by MailOnline ahead of kick-off, placing a question mark over his future at the club. He was also an unused substitute last week.


Real Sociedad 0-0 Real Madrid Reigning La Liga champions held in opening match

Follow all the action as Real Madrid take on Real Sociedad in their first game of the La Liga season. Sportsmail will provide live coverage, including score, lineups, and build-up.


Thiago revels in role as Jurgen Klopps midfield pass master in Liverpool win over Chelsea

Thiago had 89 touches after he was introduced for Jordan Henderson, Liverpools captain having been withdrawn to a protect a tight thigh, and made 75 passes - more than any Chelsea player.


Mick Schumacher has the unenviable task of following in his father Michaels F1 footsteps

And in sporting father-son terms, there is no shadow greater and no expectation bigger than that on Michael Schumachers son, Mick, as he prepares to carve out his own career in Formula One.


Yunus Musah is the first Englishman to play for Valencia and has already shone

Young players can lift spirits of disgruntled fans, at least temporarily, and making his debut for Los Che in their LaLiga season opener against Levante, 17-year-old Yunus Musah did just that.


Juventus 3-0 Sampdoria Ronaldo scores as Juventus win Andrea Pirlos first game in charge

JUVENTUS 3-0 SAMPDORIA Andrea Pirlo started his tenure as Juventus manager with a 3-0 victory over Sampdoria, with Cristiano Ronaldo amongst the scorers.


PLAYER RATINGS Sadio Mane on fire in Liverpool win as Kepa Arrizabalaga endures yet another shocker

Liverpool scored a comfortable victory over 10-man Chelsea on Sunday at Stamford Bridge to preserve their 100 per cent record in the Premier League after two games this season. 


Leicester 4-2 Burnley Foxes come from behind to win second in a row

TOM COLLOMOSSE AT THE KING POWER STADIUM The last time Leicester produced back-to-back wins at the beginning of a Premier League season, they ended it as champions.


Frank Lampard says he will support Kepa Arrizabalaga after a mistake in Chelseas loss to Liverpool

The Chelsea head coach has admitted he will fight to boost Kepa Arrizabalagas brittle confidence after the keepers latest mistake in Chelseas 2-0 Premier League loss to Liverpool.


Jamie Carragher says Sadio Mane could be BETTER than John Barnes when he finishes at Liverpool

The 28-year-old produced yet another scintillating display for the Merseyside club with both goals in a 2-0 victory, and Carragher said the Senegalese could eclipse some of Liverpools best ever players.


He would have been man of the match Jurgen Klopp praises Fabinho in Liverpools win at Chelsea 

The Liverpool boss hailed Fabinhos performance at centre-back after Liverpool beat 10man Chelsea 2-0 at Stamford Bridge thanks to a second-half brace from Sadio Mane in west London.


Tadej Pogacar seals Tour de France glory, celebrating in Paris as Irishman Sam Bennett wins Stage 21

Tadej Pogacar became the first Slovenian to win the Tour de France after he retained the yellow jersey in the 21st stage on Sunday, a day after he pulled off a major coup to take the overall lead.


Jamie Carragher says Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa is enduring a nightmare after another error

The Spaniard was at fault once again for the Blues after inadvertently passing the ball straight to the onrushing Sadio Mane to allow an easy finish for the Liverpool forward.


I do look and think where does Havertz play? Jamie Carragher says Chelsea fix their system

The Sky Spots pundit has questioned whether Chelseas new £89million signing fits into their system after another quiet match in front of goal against Premier League champions Liverpool.


Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid - La Liga Live score, lineups and updates

Follow all the action as Real Madrid take on Real Sociedad in their first game of the La Liga season. Sportsmail will provide live coverage, including score, lineups, and build-up.


Thiago Alcantara outpassed EVERY Chelsea player in just 45 minutes of his Liverpool debut

The new Liverpool signing made more passes than every Chelsea player on his Premier League debut - despite only playing 45 minutes. Thiago came off the bench at half-time and performed very well.


Chelseas defensive cavalry cant come soon enough with Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell in waiting

That first nervy moment led to a brief wobble and couple of dodgy clearances from Kepa which he and Chelsea survived then but were merely a sign of things to come.


Chelsea 0-2 Liverpool Sadio Mane DESTROYS Frank Lampards side with quickfire double

MARTIN SAMUEL AT STAMFORD BRIDGE Yes, the dismissal of Andreas Christensen decided this game. But, more than that, it was about the gulf between Liverpool and the rest.


Transfer news RECAP Manchester United continue their pursuit of Porto left back Alex Telles

Premier League and European clubs are working hard to try and get transfer deals over the line ahead of the new season. Follow all the latest updates with Sportsmails JACK KINNERSLEY..


Jurgen Klopp berated the Liverpool bench for celebrating Andreas Christensens red card

Chelsea defender Christensen was dismissed just before half time for hauling down Sadio Mane. Christensen was sent off after referee Paul Tierney consulted the pitchside monitor.


Leicester vs Burnley - Premier League Live score, lineups and updates

Follow all the action, including live updates, score, and lineups, as Burnley get their Premier League season underway with a visit to the King Power Stadium to take on Leicester City this evening.


Liverpool left sweating over captain Jordan Henderson after he had a tight thigh against Chelsea

The Premier League champions are worrying about the fitness of their club captain who was injured during the Merseysiders Premier League clash away at Chelsea on Sunday.


Crystal Palace emerge as frontrunners to sign £20m-rated Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster

It is understood Liverpool are willing to srike a deal with Palace, but are demanding a buy-back option and sell-on clause for £20m-rated Brewster.


Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen sent off for hauling down Liverpool forward Sadio Mane

Jordan Hendersons long ball caught out the Chelsea defence with Christensen bundling Mane to the ground before he could knock the ball past the on-rushing Kepa Arrizabalaga.


Chelseas Andreas Christensen sent off after a VAR review for hauling down Liverpools Sadio Mane

Jordan Hendersons long ball caught out the Chelsea defence with Christensen bundling Mane to the ground before he could knock the ball past the on-rushing Kepa Arrizabalaga.


Stoke 0-2 Bristol City Nakhi Wells and Andreas Weimann score

ADAM SHERGOLD AT THE BET365 STADIUM Nakhi Wells and Andreas Weimann scored as Bristol City secured a 2-0 victory away to Stoke.


Yves Bissouma challenge compared to a wrestling move as hes sent off for backward kick in the FACE

Technology intervened with a minute of normal time remaining after Albion midfielder Bissouma caught opponent Lewis in the face with his studs as he moved his leg up and backwards behind him.


Jose Mourinho insists Dele Alli still has a future at Tottenham despite being left out of the squad

Dele Alli was training at the clubs north London base while Son Heung-min scored four and Harry Kane added another in a romp for Tottenham on the south coast against Southampton.


RB Leipzig 3-1 Mainz 8,500 fans return to the Red Bull Arena as hosts cruise to victory

RB LEIPZIG 3-1 MAINZ - RB Leipzig cruised to a comfortable 3-1 victory against Mainz in their opening match of the Bundesliga season in front of 8,500 fans.


Newcastle 0-3 Brighton Seagulls pick up easy win at abject Newcastle 

Newcastle welcome Brighton to St James Park this afternoon as Steve Bruces men look to build on Premier League opening win. Follow all the action with Sportsmail here.


Toulouse 36-8 Ulster Irish side crash out of Champions Cup after South Africas Kolbe scores twice

Kolbe showed his class at the beginning and end of the first half as he twice stepped inside Irish wing Jacob Stockdale to round off sweeping moves in a game which saw the hosts score five tries.


Stoke 0-2 Bristol City Nakhi Wells and Andreas Wiemann score

ADAM SHERGOLD AT THE BET365 STADIUM Nakhi Wells and Andreas Weimann scored as Bristol City secured a 2-0 victory away to Stoke.


Eden Hazard and Martin Odegaard have been handed a second chance to shine at Real Madrid

PETE JENSON Real Madrids inability to bring in a big name this summer means there is another opportunity for Eden Hazard and Martin Odegaard to state their case at the Bernabeu.


Wolves close to £35m signing of Barcelona right-back Nelson Semedo

Nuno Espirito Santo has been searching for a replacement for Matt Doherty following his departure to Tottenham and reportedly sees Semedo as the ideal candidate.


Chelsea vs Liverpool - Premier League Live score, lineups and updates

Chelsea host Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in Premier League action this afternoon as Frank Lampards new looking squad face their toughest test of the new season. Follow the action here.


Antonio Rudiger left OUT of Chelsea squad for crucial title clash against Liverpool

EXCLUSIVEThe Germany international is fully fit but manager Frank Lampard has not included the central defender in his plans to face the Premier League champions.


Southampton 2-5 Tottenham - Heung-min Son scores FOUR goals as Jose Mourinhos men demolish Saints

RIATH AL-SAMARRAI AT ST MARYS The South Koreans goals were all set up by Harry Kane, who added a fifth strike as Spurs got up and running in the Premier League.


Hibernian 2-2 Rangers Winning run for Rangers ends as unbeaten Scottish Premiership start continues

Rangers conceded for the first time in their eighth match of the Scottish Premiership season before Christian Doidge headed a late leveller after goals from Alfredo Morelos and Scott Arfield


Nice 0-3 PSG Kylian Mbappe returns to inspire Parisians in the absence of Neymar for second win

Kylian Mbappe inspired PSG on his return to action as they ran out 3-0 winners against Nice. tThomas Tuchel will have been thankful to welcome back Mbappe after completing his quarantine.


Former England women coach Mark Robinson says World Cup win was awatershed moment

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY PAUL NEWMAN Mark Robinson smiles as he recalls the day he became a World Cup winner. England womens thrilling 50-over final victory over India was three years ago.


Fans love Tanguy Ndombeles moment of magic in build-up to Heung-min Sons opener

The French midfielder picked up the ball in the middle of the pitch after showing his strength against Saints hard man Oriel Romeu. He then creates space for himself with a perfect piece of skill.


Chelsea v Liverpool tactical preview Defence could be an afterthought in another gung-ho encounter 

Liverpool travel to Chelsea on the second weekend of the season in what could already be billed as a pivotal clash. Both teams have title aspirations but have yet to convince after the opening weekend.


Gareth Bale takes swipe at Real Madrid upon his Tottenham return

The Welsh winger had fallen out of favour at Madrid in the last few seasons, as he was often outcast to the bench in Zinedine Zidanes squad or left out of the team all together.


James Rodriguez takes bottle of rose from an Everton fan after winning start to Premier League life

The playmaker was cheered as he drove through the streets following the 5-2 win at Goodison Park and accepted a bottle of rose wine from one delighted supporter.


Fernandinho named as new Manchester City captain by manager Pep Guardiola  

The Brazilian takes over from David Silva, who left the club this summer after 10 years at the club and who himself took over Vincent Kompany the season before.


Kimi Raikkonen mocked Lewis Hamiltons lifestyle but rocknroll Iceman is a dying breed in F1

Idolising the lifestyle off the track of maverick racing driver James Hunt comes as no surprise but unfortunately for Kimi Raikkonen, Formula One just doesnt make them like that anymore.