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  • 3 hours, 39 minutes ago

    Watch Demba Ba very nearly score from kick-off

    In case you didn’t see it, here is Demba Ba’s seriously ambitious opening strike from the halfway line last night.

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  • 1 hour, 13 minutes ago

    FIFA dismisses Barcelona ban appeal

    Barcelona have failed in their bid to overturn a FIFA transfer embargo and will be unable to sign players next year.

  • 2 hours, 28 minutes ago

    Snodgrass facing six-month lay-off

    Hull midfielder Robert Snodgrass has been ruled out for six months with a dislocated kneecap.

  • 3 hours, 50 minutes ago

    Everton keeper will have nightmares over this howler

    His side won this match 3-2 but it was no thanks to Jindrich Stanek’s shocking performance, including one of the worst attempted clearances ever.

  • Marcos Rojo
    4 hours, 1 minute ago

    Rojo set to complete United switch

    Louis van Gaal has made a breakthrough in his mission to reinforce Manchester United’s defence after a deal was struck to bring Marcos Rojo to Old Trafford.

  • Thibaut Courtois
    4 hours, 7 minutes ago

    Courtois hoping Cech stays

    Thibaut Courtois wants Petr Cech to stay at Stamford Bridge – but has no intention of giving back his place in the Chelsea goal.

  • Besiktas's Pedro Franco, center, and Olivier Giroud of Arsenal. Picture: AP
    7 hours, 13 minutes ago

    Wenger confident about qualifying

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger remains confident his men can finish the job and qualify for the Champions League after battling to a goalless draw against Besiktas in Istanbul, where midfielder Aaron Ramsey was sent off.

  • 12 hours, 54 minutes ago

    Wenger slams Ramsey sending off

    Arsenal 0 Bestiktas 0
    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hit out at the sending off of midfielder Aaron Ramsey as his side battled to a goalless draw with Besiktas in the first leg of their Champions League play-off at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium.

  • 21 hours, 48 minutes ago

    Schweinsteiger blow for Germany and Bayern

    Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is set to miss the start of the Bundesliga season and Germany’s next two international fixtures, according to his club’s chairman.

  • 1 day, 1 hour, 5 minutes ago

    Suarez: Past needs to be forgotten

    New Barcelona forward Luis Suarez admitted he was concerned for his future in the days following his four-month FIFA ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini, but is now putting the saga behind him.

  • 1 day, 1 hour, 54 minutes ago

    Late postponement may cost Bohs €40k

    It is being reported that the late postponement of Bohemians' clash with Shamrock Rovers could cost the club around €40,000.

  • 1 day, 2 hours, 21 minutes ago

    Celtic hoping to tie up deal for Ghana winger

    Celtic have a “50-50” chance of signing Ghana winger Mubarak Wakaso in time for the first leg of their Champions League play-off against Maribor in Slovenia tomorrow night, according to assistant manager John Collins.

  • 1 day, 3 hours, 54 minutes ago

    Argentina defender hints at United move

    Argentina defender Marcos Rojo has suggested his move to Manchester United is imminent, describing it as a ’dream’ to play for the Old Trafford club.

  • 1 day, 5 hours, 14 minutes ago

    Sturridge: We're over disappointment of last season

    Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge insists everyone at the club has overcome the heartbreak of last season.

  • 1 day, 14 hours, 46 minutes ago

    Chelsea start season with a bang

    Burnley 1 Chelsea 3
    Chelsea started the season well as they mercilessly swept Burnley aside with a 3-1 win at Turf Moor.

  • 1 day, 16 hours, 31 minutes ago

    Wenger fears cost of defeat

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will let others be the judge of what it means should his side qualify again for the lucrative group stages of the Champions League – but knows all too well the cost of failing to beat Besiktas.

  • 1 day, 16 hours, 43 minutes ago

    Mourinho: Cech will fight for place

    Jose Mourinho predicted Petr Cech would provide stiff competition for Thibaut Courtois after the Belgian won the first battle for the Chelsea goalkeeping gloves at Burnley.

  • 1 day, 17 hours, 51 minutes ago

    Pirlo fooled the wall to score from this brilliant free-kick

    Andrea Pirlo continued his campaign to be considered football’s coolest man with this beauty of a free-kick at the weekend.

  • 1 day, 17 hours, 52 minutes ago

    Gibbs out of Besiktas clash

    Arsenal will be without defender Kieran Gibbs (hamstring) for Tuesday night’s Champions League play-off first leg against Besiktas in Istanbul.

  • 1 day, 18 hours, 30 minutes ago

    Team news for Burnley v Chelsea

    The final match of week 1 of the Premier League kicks off shortly with title contenders Chelsea away to newly promoted Burnley.

  • 1 day, 20 hours, 49 minutes ago

    Celtic stay in Champions League after Legia appeal denied

    Celtic will compete in the Champions League play-offs after the Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected Legia Warsaw’s bid to be provisionally reinstated.

  • 1 day, 20 hours, 55 minutes ago

    'Nani?' - Young United fan is seriously unimpressed by player's performance

    This lad may or may not be on to joined-up writing in school yet, but he has fully mastered withering scorn.

  • 1 day, 23 hours, 12 minutes ago

    Crystal Palace fined after Cardiff 'spy row'

    Crystal Palace have been fined by the Premier League over an allegation that information regarding the Cardiff line-up prior to the sides' encounter in Wales last season was leaked to the London side.

  • 2 days, 4 hours, 50 minutes ago

    City will improve: Pellegrini

    Manuel Pellegrini is confident Manchester City will be stronger for the second weekend of the new Barclays Premier League season than they were for the first.

  • Arsene Wenger
    2 days, 7 hours, 25 minutes ago

    Arsenal must qualify 'at all costs'

    Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal are “desperate” to qualify for the lucrative group stages of the Champions League – and challenged his side to beat Besiktas “no matter what it costs”.

  • Sergio Aguero celebrates his goal. Picture: PA
    2 days, 19 hours, 27 minutes ago

    Winning start for City

    Newcastle 0 Manchester City 2
    Sergio Aguero came off the bench to ensure a winning start for defending Barclays Premier League champions Manchester City at Newcastle.

  • 2 days, 21 hours, 40 minutes ago

    Sturridge slots late winner to take the day

    Striker Daniel Sturridge shouldered the responsibility as Liverpool’s new main man up front with a late winner in a 2-1 defeat of a Southampton side who suggested there is still life after their summer exodus.

  • 2 days, 23 hours, 46 minutes ago

    Szczesny: we need to eliminate costly errors

    Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is happy for Arsenal to win ugly, but knows they cannot afford too many costly defensive relapses if they are to challenge for the Barclays Premier League title.

  • 3 days, 35 minutes ago

    Rooney keen to move on from defeat

    Wayne Rooney wants to forget his Manchester United captaincy debut as quickly as possible.

  • 3 days, 18 hours, 1 minute ago

    Moreno excited by switch to Reds

    Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has made Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno his eighth signing of the summer.

  • 3 days, 18 hours, 4 minutes ago

    Gunners erupt in celebration with stoppage-time winner

    Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey netted a dramatic stoppage-time winner to finally break the resistance of managerless Crystal Palace.

  • 3 days, 20 hours, 4 minutes ago

    Late equaliser rewards Leicester pressure

    Substitute Chris Wood earned Leicester a point on their return to the Barclays Premier League with an equaliser four minutes from time against Everton.

  • 3 days, 20 hours, 7 minutes ago

    Dramatic last-gasp goal from newcomer set Spurs on top

    Debutant Eric Dier scored a dramatic injury-time winner to get Mauricio Pochettino’s era at Tottenham off to a winning start against London rivals West Ham.

  • 3 days, 20 hours, 12 minutes ago

    Weimann strike makes all the difference

    Andreas Weimann’s second-half strike proved the difference as Aston Villa won 1-0 at Stoke on the opening day of the Barclays Premier League season.

  • Goalscorer Anthony Stokes
    3 days, 22 hours, 37 minutes ago

    Celtic put six past Dundee

    Celtic ran riot on their Scottish Premiership flag day with a 6-1 thrashing of hapless Dundee United at Parkhead.

  • 3 days, 22 hours, 33 minutes ago

    Swansea spoil van Gaal's league debut

    Manchester United began their season with a whimper as Gylfi Sigurdsson gate-crashed Louis van Gaal’s Premier League bow at Old Trafford.

  • 3 days, 22 hours, 40 minutes ago

    Swift online reaction to Man United defeat

    As Louis Van Gaal is about to find out, it doesn’t take long for the commentators and trolls to get on your back.

  • 3 days, 23 hours, 11 minutes ago

    All the team news for the 3pm kick-offs

    10 teams are starting their Premier League campaigns this afternoon.

  • 4 days, 11 minutes ago

    Legia Warsaw brilliantly trolled by league opponents

    “These are the champions”

  • 4 days, 1 hour, 29 minutes ago

    Moses joins Stoke on loan

    Stoke have signed Victor Moses on a season-long loan from Chelsea.

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