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Will Jose Mourinho's plots damage England?
When Spain dominated international football, an outsider came along and threatened to blow the whole thing apart. His name was Jose Mourinho. [More]
Manchester City 4-1 Tottenham: Kevin De Bruyne masterclass
ROB DRAPER AT THE ETIHAD STADIUM: Now they have all tried and now they have all failed, those other five heavyweights of the Premier League who purport to chase the title. [More]
PSG players deal with Ninja Turtles pitch invaders
Cowabunga! A pair of PSG fans dressed as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles staged a pitch invasion to join forces with Kylian Mbappe - who team-mates jokingly insists is a look-a-like of the superheroes.  [More]
Man City boss Pep Guardiola hits out at Dele Alli tackle
Pep Guardiola called a wild tackle by Tottenham’s Dele Alli ‘dangerous’ as Manchester City made it 16 wins in a row with a 4-1 win over Spurs. [More]
Raheem Sterling attacked and called a 'n*****'
Manchester City and England winger Raheem Sterling was allegedly attacked and racially abused before the club's 4-1 victory over Tottenham on Saturday. [More]
Everton starlet Dominic Calvert-Lewin credits non-league
Everton striker and England under-20s World Cup hero Dominic Calvert-Lewin has revealed how a loan spell at non-league Stalybridge Celtic helped toughen him up for the big time. [More]
Stoke 0-3 West Ham: Marko Arnautovic scores on his return
LAURIE WHITWELL AT THE BET365 STADIUM: An afternoon that began with questions asked about an electrician ended with deeper scrutiny on Stoke’s main sparky. [More]
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp nearly didn't sign Mo Salah
Jurgen Klopp has admitted being put under pressure to sign Mohamed Salah by his scouting department after he initially feared the winger might be too skinny to succeed. [More]
Chelsea 1-0 Southampton: Alonso scores 4th goal this term
SAMI MOKBEL AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: Antonio Conte will wonder why this was all so tense. It really shouldn't have been. Marcos Alonso's free-kick was enough in the end here. [More]
West Ham have the option to recall Reece Oxford
West Ham will be free to bring Reece Oxford back from Borussia Monchengladbach in January because the teenager has not played enough in Germany. [More]
Manchester City mock United with 'park the bus' chant
Manchester City stars made a direct jibe at their fierce rivals United in the aftermath of their victory over Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad, chanting about Jose Mourinho's side 'parking the bus.' [More]
Serie A round-up: Napoli top the table with Torino win
Napoli took full advantage of Inter Milan's first defeat of the Serie A season to take over at the top. Udinese called time on Inter's 16-match unbeaten run with an unexpected win at the San Siro. [More]
Brighton prepare £18m bid for Celtic's Moussa Dembele
FRASER MACKIE: Brighton will force themselves to the front of the queue in the race for Moussa Dembele this week with the promise of regular English top-flight football. [More]
Brendan Rodgers: Mentality as crucial as talent
When first assessing the merits of a prospective signing target, Brendan Rodgers is much like anyone else. His eye is attracted to the skill, speed and strength of a footballer. [More]
Noel Gallagher happy songs sparked Man City/United brawl
Lifelong Manchester City fan and Oasis' Noel Gallagher is delighted that his song 'Don't Look Back in Anger' sparked the Manchester derby brawl. [More]
Zinedine Zidane challenges his side to win more trophies
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane challenged his side to achieve even more this season after retaining their FIFA Club World Cup title with a 1-0 win over Brazilian side Gremio. [More]
Stuttgart 0-1 Bayern Munich: Muller scores late winner
Sven Ulreich saved Chadrac Akolo's 95th-minute penalty as Bayern Munich ground out a hard-fought 1-0 win at Stuttgart in the Bundesliga on Saturday. Thomas Muller scored the only goal. [More]
Jermain Defoe's bond with Bradley Lowery touched nation
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY OLIVER HOLT: When the shortlist for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award was announced, many were outraged that Jermain Defoe was not on it.  [More]
Arsenal's Jack Wilshere shows signs he is back to his best
RIATH AL-SAMARRAI AT THE EMIRATES: Around 40 minutes in, there was that same sorry sight, seen so often in these parts. Jack Wilshere was on his back, clutching some part of his left leg. [More]
Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle: Mesut Ozil scores first-half volley
OLIVER HOLT AT THE EMIRATES: The beauty of a wonderful goal from Mesut Ozil gave way to the terror of mediocrity and more dropped points in North London on Saturday afternoon. [More]
League Two round-up: Luton extend lead at top of table
Luton Town extended their lead at the top of League Two with a 2-0 win against struggling Forest Green while Notts County slipped up at Grimsby. [More]
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino slams his 'poor' team
JOE BERNSTEIN AT THE ETIHAD STADIUM: Deflated Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says his 'poor' team deserved the 4-1 defeat at Premier League leaders Manchester City. [More]
Graham Poll claims Dele Alli should have been sent off
Former Premier League referee Graham Poll believes Dele Alli should have been sent off for a wild lunge on Kevin De Bruyne during Tottenham's defeat to Manchester City. [More]
Manchester City 4-1 Tottenham: SIX THINGS YOU MISSED
Manchester City comfortably beat Tottenham 4-1 at the Etihad on Saturday. Here, Sportsmail brings you a round-up of all the things you may have missed. [More]
Juventus ready £4.5m deal for Liverpool star Emre Can
Can's contract will expire next summer, and with negotiations over a new deal having stalled last month, he is free to negotiate a deal to move abroad at the conclusion of his time in Merseyside. [More]
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola hails Kevin De Bruyne
Kevin De Bruyne scored the goal of the game, won a penalty — which was missed — and tormented a sorry Spurs who had no answers as Manchester City made it 16 Premier League wins in a row. [More]
Wigan beat Wimbledon as Paul Hurst's Shrewsbury stay close
LEAGUE ONE ROUND-UP: Wigan consolidated their place at the top of Sky Bet League One with a 4-0 win at struggling AFC Wimbledon, who finished with 10 men. [More]
Leicester 0-3 Crystal Palace:
MIKE KEEGAN AT THE KING POWER STADIUM: When Christian Benteke hit the back of the net in a pre-match shooting drill, the cheers from the Palace fans were ironic.  [More]
Brighton 0-0 Burnley: Goalless stalemate at the Amex
KIERAN GILL AT THE AMEX: A missed penalty, the post hit and a header cleared off the line – it simply will not go in for Chris Hughton’s Brighton & Hove Albion as they drew against Burnley. [More]
Russia World Cup will be a joke insists Olympic chief
EXCLUSIVE BY NICK HARRIS AND ROB DRAPER: Russia’s hosting of the 2018 World Cup and FIFA’s uncritical stance on the nation’s state doping scam have come under fresh fire. [More]
Dele Alli continues to struggle in his search for form
JOE BERNSTEIN AT THE ETIHAD STADIUM: His poor form is symptomatic of a Tottenham team lacking form and goals. A third consecutive Premier League title challenge is not happening. [More]
Everton move closer to a possible bid for Adama Soumaoro
The 25-year-old is valued at over £20million by the struggling French side and his sale will help alleviate their financial troubles. Soumaoro missed the start of the season with tendinitis. [More]
Manchester City scout Augsburg left-back Philipp Max
Manchester City scouts watched Augsburg left-back Philipp Max on Saturday. The 24-year-old has been the form player in the Bundesliga and has already broken the club record for the most assists. [More]
Virgil van Dijk could leave Saints - Mauricio Pellegrino
SAMI MOKBEL AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino axed Virgil van Dijk on Saturday — then opened the door for the Dutchman to leave next month. [More]
Watford 1-4 Huddersfield: Visitors end abysmal away record
OLIVER TODD AT VICARAGE ROAD: Huddersfield brought their Premier League away day woes to a thrilling end today as David Wagner's side blew Watford away at Vicarage Road. [More]
Sunderland 1-0 Fulham: Maja strike avoids record
CRAIG HOPE AT THE STADIUM OF LIGHT: One day shy of a full year without victory at the Stadium of Light, it took a teenage debutant to break Sunderland's unwanted British record. [More]
Relegation peril complicating Newcastle takeover talks 
With no deal in prospect between Mike Ashley and Amanda Staveley before the New Year, manager Rafa Benitez will be forced to rely on Ashley’s generosity in the January transfer window. [More]
Arsenal interest could see Jonny Evans earn a pay rise
West Bromwich Albion are making a renewed bid to secure Jonny Evans on a new contract ahead of expected bids in the January window. [More]
Stoke manager Mark Hughes understands fans' frustration
Mark Hughes admitted some Stoke fans' unrest at their latest defeat was 'understandable' as the pressure mounted on him following a 3-0 loss to West Ham. The heat has been cranked up on him. [More]
Bristol City 2-1 Nottingham Forest: Early goals prove key
Bristol City maintained their place at the top end of the Championship with a tight victory over Nottingham Forest. Two first-half goals were enough to hold off a comeback by the visitors. [More]
Rennes 1-4 PSG: Neymar, Mbappe and Cavani all score
The world's two most expensive footballers both scored as Paris Saint-Germain restored their nine-point lead at the top of Ligue 1 with a 4-1 win at Rennes on Saturday. [More]
Real Madrid 1-0 Gremio: SIX THINGS YOU MISSED 
Real Madrid eased to their third Club World Cup victory with a slender 1-0 victory against Gremio in the final. [More]
Rangers 1-3 St Johnstone: Tommy Wright's side beat Rangers
Rangers' rejuvenation under caretaker boss Graeme Murty came to an abrupt halt with a 3-1 defeat by St Johnstone at Ibrox. They went into the game on the back of four successive league wins. [More]
Manchester City 4-1 Tottenham PLAYER RATINGS
CHRIS WHEELER AT THE ETIHAD STADIUM: Leaders Manchester City powered to their 16th successive win in the Premier League with a 4-1 thrashing of Tottenham on Saturday. [More]
Christian Benteke said he never stopped believing
Christian Benteke did not feel he needed to prove anything to his Crystal Palace team-mates as he finally ended his goal drought and atoned for last week's penalty misery. [More]
Real Madrid 1-0 Gremio: Cristiano Ronaldo nets free-kick
PETE JENSON: When he won his fifth Ballon d’Or, he said he was the best in history. Some of his critics laughed, but for trophies won and important goals scored Ronaldo continues to make his case. [More]
Man City 4-1 Spurs RESULT Premier League score and updates
Manchester City will target a 16th consecutive Premier League victory when they host Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium to conclude Saturday’s action. Follow all the action here. [More]
Real Madrid vs Gremio RESULT: Club World Cup Final
Real Madrid became the first side to ever retain the FIFA Club World Cup after beating Gremio on Saturday in Abu Dhabi. Relive the action as it happened with TOM FARMERY. [More]
Derby 2-0 Aston Villa: Hosts see off promotion rivals
JANINE SELF AT PRIDE PARK: There are give-away goals and then there is the gift-wrapped, ribbon and bow present delivered to Derby striker Andreas Weimann on Saturday. [More]
Stoke 0-3 West Ham LIVE: Plus more Premier League results
West Ham picked up the all important three points on Saturday afternoon at the bet365 Stadium against Stoke thanks to goals from Mark Noble, Marko Arnautovic and Diafra Sakho. [More]
CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND-UP: Millwall down Middlesbrough
Inconsistent Middlesbrough were beaten 2-1 at Millwall to raise more questions about the performances of Garry Monk's side. Leeds also saw off Norwich 1-0 at Elland Road. [More]
Sean Dyche can't prevent the occasional Burnley off-day
DANIEL MATTHEWS AT THE AMEX STADIUM: Burnley will have plenty more days like this. For all the wonders Sean Dyche has worked at Turf Moor, he will not be able to stop the occasional off-day. [More]
Willian can have an impact at Chelsea, Conte must use him
ADAM CRAFTON AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: Willian would appear to be a manager's dream. He is technically sharp and fiercely diligent, the real-life incarnation of the Duracell bunny. [More]
Gerard Pique understands why Neymar left Barcelona
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has revealed that Neymar's big-money move to Paris Saint-Germain 'hurt' him and the Catalan club but he understands why he did it. [More]
Stoke clash with West Ham delayed due to power outage
Stoke City's 3pm kick-off with West Ham has been pushed back after the Potters announced that a power surge has affected both generators and the mains supply. The game will now kick off at 4pm. [More]
Leicester 0-3 Crystal Palace: SIX THINGS YOU MISSED
Crystal Palace stunned Leicester to a 3-0 victory at the King Power Stadium. Here, Sportsmail brings you a round-up of all the things you may have missed from the King Power stadium. [More]
Zaha Milly Rocks at Leicester... but what does it mean
The Milly Rock, used throughout the NFL, appears to be catching on after Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha becoming the latest footballer to celebrate with the dance. [More]
Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson backs Christian Benteke
Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson believes Christian Benteke gave the perfect response to last weekend's penalty blunder in Saturday's Premier League victory at Leicester. [More]
Nir Britton: 'Celtic focused on extending unbeaten streak'
Nir Bitton insists there will be no let-up in Celtic's quest to extend their unbeaten domestic run. The Hoops have not lost to a Scottish club in 69 matches ahead of their clash with Hearts. [More]
Leicester vs Crystal Palace LIVE at King Power Stadium
Crystal Palace climbed out of the relegation zone with a crushing victory over in-form Leicester at the King Power Stadium on Saturday. [More]
Barcelona's Andres Iniesta rejects big money move to China
Barcelona's midfield maestro Andres Iniesta has reportedly rejected a big money move to the Chinese Super League. The 33-year-old Spaniard was the subject of interest from a number of clubs [More]
Frank Lampard returns to old stomping ground for kickabout
As temperatures dipped in and around the zero mark on a bitter Friday afternoon, Frank Lampard donned some shorts and a pair of football boots at his old stomping ground in East London. [More]
Real Madrid chief dines with Neymar Sr to discuss move
The PSG superstar is less than six months into his £600,000-a-week deal – following the world-record £198million move – but is already said to be unsettled in the French capital. [More]
Real Madrid boss Zidane heaps praise on Mohamed Salah
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane was effusive in his praise of Liverpool star Mohamed Salah. The Frenchman refused to speculate over transfer interest in the Egyptian. [More]
Chelsea make move for PSV technical director Marcel Brands
Michael Emenalo quit his role as sporting director at Stamford Bridge back in November, citing family reasons for his sudden resignation before he joined Ligue 1 outfit Monaco. [More]
Adam Lallana closes in on first-team return vs Bournemouth
The England midfielder has endured a difficult campaign after rupturing a thigh muscle in pre-season, but he now looks set to return once more. He could play against Bournemouth on Sunday. [More]
Oxford boss Pep Clotet on blending into British culture
ADAM CRAFTON EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW - As a Catalan coach called Pep, it may be a little surprising to learn where Pep Clotet decided to take his Oxford United players earlier this season. [More]
Sean Dyche: Everton never came to me about manager's job
Dyche has earned many plaudits for the amazing job he has done at Burnley on a shoe-string budget which coincidentally has seen him linked with several other jobs. [More]
Jonny Evans could still play for Man Utd, says Alan Pardew
West Brom manager Alan Pardew has claimed defender Jonny Evans could still be playing for Manchester United as the Northern Irishman takes on his former club on Sunday. [More]
Sterling: Tottenham will relish Manchester City game
Manchester City must be wary of a dominant Tottenham Hotspur side that elevate their game for big matches, warned Raheem Sterling. City welcome Spurs on Saturday. [More]
Chris Hughton hails Sean Dyche's Burnley achievements
Sean Dyche's success at Burnley is no way less than what Pep Guardiola has achieved with his record-breaking Manchester City side, Brighton manager Chris Hughton has said. [More]
Nemanja Matic tips Man United ace Scott McTominay for top
Nemanja Matic thinks Manchester United team-mate Scott McTominay can become 'an England star' - a suggestion which may not be welcomed by the Scottish Football Association. [More]
Can Dele Alli turn his form around against Man City?
KIERAN GILL - THE NUMBERS GAME: Alli has looked out of sorts, unconfident and less threatening. Rested against Brighton in midweek, he is set to return for Manchester City [More]
Manchester City v Spurs betting tips, predictions and odds
It's Tottenham's turn to try to stop the Man City juggernaut. Here's the best bets for the big game at the Etihad plus the top picks for the rest of the Premier League this weekend. [More]
BT and Sky's deal should worry the Premier League 
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: The surprise deal to combine forces against the threat of the streaming digital giants will see Sky and BT able to access and sell their rivals’ football content. [More]
Chelsea legend Didier Drogba sports new hairstyle
Didier Drogba may have been hailed across the world for his scoring exploits in two spells at Chelsea - but he has also been known for his characteristic flowing locks - until now.  [More]
Jurgen Klopp: We're all playing for second place now
Jurgen Klopp has claimed Manchester City's rivals have stopped fighting for the title and the challenge facing his side is to finish best of the rest. [More]
Man City tunnel celebrations remind me of Spurs - Crouch
PETER CROUCH COLUMN: I'd have done exactly the same if I'd been wearing blue. It has been claimed Manchester City's players crossed a line but nothing could be further from the truth. [More]
Slaven Bilic 'I'm not a broken man. I'm ready to go again'
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY JOE BERNSTEIN: Clean-shaven and scarf neatly tucked over a dark top, Slaven Bilic picks a table by the grand piano in the lounge, orders a cappuccino and beds in. [More]
Jose Mourinho: Man Utd never make a circus out of winning
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho also declared himself ready to grasp the chance to make important signings in the January transfer window. [More]
Arsenal squad set for huge shake-up
Arsenal are gearing up for one of the biggest squad overhauls in Arsene Wenger’s 21-year reign. The Gunners have already started planning what will almost certainly be a busy summer. [More]
HOT OR NOT: Guardiola might turn City into greatest team
It's Hot or Not time again as Sportsmail's RIATH AL-SAMARRAI reveals what's been making him feel warm and what's been leaving him cold in the world of sport this week...  [More]
St Etienne 0-4 Monaco: Jardim's side record emphatic win
Djibril Sidibe fired the visitors Monaco ahead after just three minutes against St Etienne on Friday night when Keita Balde's shot rebounded into his path. [More]
Arsenal players and Wenger give day's wages to foundation
Arsene Wenger and Bob Wilson have hailed the work of The Arsenal Foundation ahead of the club's annual tradition of players and their French donating a day's wages to the cause. [More]
Celtic closing in on deal for Leipzig's Marvin Compper
EXCLUSIVE: German defender Marvin Compper is poised to become Celtic's first signing of the January transfer window after the Parkhead club gave him a VIP tour of their facilities. [More]
Crystal Palace hope to sign Monaco striker Guido Carrillo
Crystal Palace are targeting Monaco's Guido Carrillo to solve their striker shortage. Roy Hodgson hopes to recruit a new goalkeeper, central midfielder and goalscorer in January. [More]
Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock: 'Official betrayed me'
Neil Warnock will plead guilty to an FA misconduct charge and is expecting a £2,000 fine, but the Cardiff manager insists he has been ‘betrayed’ by official Andy Woolmer. [More]
Chelsea's Antonio Conte says David Luiz has a knee injury
Antonio Conte is adamant he is not covering up any bad blood between David Luiz and himself, insisting the defender is suffering from a knee injury. Luiz has missed Chelsea's last six games. [More]
West Ham wasn't a step up for Arnautovic, insists Hughes
Hughes believes the Austria winger should have set his sights on a bigger club and bided his time at the Potters with a manager who had learned to handle his temperament. [More]
David Moyes cancels West Ham Christmas party
Moyes joked that his spies in London will spot the players if they organise their own outing as the Scot only wants his squad to focus on the task at hand. [More]
Pochettino will crank up music if Tottenham beat Man City
There was no ambiguity in Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino’s words when the subject of celebration etiquette was put to him on Friday afternoon. [More]
Hugo Lloris team-mates to replicate Real Madrid display
Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris has told his team they will need to reproduce their performance in the victory over Real Madrid if they are to stand a chance of securing a win at Manchester City. [More]
Graeme Murty: It's too soon to be talking of the title
Graeme Murty shut down talk of a Rangers’ title challenge on Friday by insisting his side can’t yet take second placed for granted. Murty's men are five points behind league leaders Celtic. [More]
Pep Guardiola says Manchester City never use dirty tricks
Ahead of last weekend’s Manchester derby, Jose Mourinho suggested Manchester City players dive and also said Pep Guardiola’s men commit tactical fouls to stop counter-attacks. [More]
Sevilla 0-0 Levante: Berizzo returns for goalless draw
Boss Berizzo, back on the touchline on Friday night following prostate cancer surgery, was a frustrated observer after Sevilla were humbled 5-0 at Real Madrid last time out in La Liga. [More]
Northern Ireland's Michael O'Neill warns Scottish FA
The Northern Ireland boss is the preferred choice of SFA chief executive Stewart Regan to replace Gordon Strachan, with an official approach made to the Irish FA more than four weeks ago. [More]
Brighton's Chris Hughton insists job is to keep club up
EXCLUSIVE BY CRAIG HOPE: Chris Hughton walked into a packed function room in one of Newcastle’s most storied hotels last month and a crowd of 400 rose to its feet. [More]
AC Milan remain under FFP 'ongoing monitoring'
AC Milan's application for a voluntary agreement to restructure their finances has been rejected by UEFA's independent Club Financial Control Body. [More]
Sheffield Wednesday 0-1 Wolves: Neves strike seals win
ALAN BIGGS AT HILLSBOROUGH: It leaves Carlos Carvalhal without a win in six as pressure mounts on the Wednesday manager but his side deserved more for their performance here. [More]
Brighton vs Burnley: Team news, odds and stats
Get the latest team news and stats ahead of the Premier League clash between Brighton & Hove Albion and Burnley at the AMEX Stadium. [More]
Wenger says fans outside top six accept goalless draws
Arsene Wenger believes supporters of clubs outside the top six are pleased with goalless draws against the bigger clubs, making the Premier League more defensive. [More]
Bournemouth vs Liverpool: Team news, time, odds and stats
Get the latest team news and stats ahead of the Premier League clash between Bournemouth and Liverpool at the Vitality Stadium. [More]
Everton vs Swansea City: Team news, odds and stats
Get the latest team news and stats ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and Swansea City at Goodison Park. [More]
Chelsea vs Southampton: Team news, line-up, odds and stats
Get the latest team news and stats ahead of the Premier League clash between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge. [More]
Stoke City vs West Ham United: Team news, odds and stats
Get the latest team news and stats ahead of the Premier League clash between Stoke City and West Ham United at the bet365 Stadium. [More]
Arsenal vs Newcastle United: Team news, odds and stats
Get the latest team news and stats ahead of the Premier League clash between Arsenal and Newcastle United at the Emirates Stadium. [More]
West Brom vs Manchester United: Team news, odds and stats
Get the latest team news and stats ahead of the Premier League clash between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United at The Hawthorns. [More]
Manchester City vs Tottenham: Team news, odds and stats
Get the latest team news and stats ahead of the Premier League clash between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium. [More]
Leicester City vs Crystal Palace: Team news, odds & stats
Get the latest team news and stats ahead of the Premier League clash between Leicester City and Crystal Palace at the King Power Stadium. [More]
Watford vs Huddersfield Town: Team news, odds and stats
Get the latest team news and stats ahead of the Premier League clash between Watford and Huddersfield Town at Vicarage Road. [More]
Everton manager Sam Allardyce trusts Steve Walsh
Sam Allardyce has pinpointed the need for Everton to successfully recruit in January and outlined the importance of his relationship with Steve Walsh. [More]
Newcastle United players cancel their Christmas party
Newcastle United’s players have cancelled their own Christmas party in light of the team’s losing run. Rafa Benitez's side have taken one point from eight matches and have fallen from fourth to 16th. [More]
Man City boss rules out repeating Arsenal's 'Invincibles'
Pep Guardiola has warned the Premier League that his Manchester City side can get even better – although he ruled out going through the season unbeaten like Arsenal's 'Invincibles'. [More]
Arsenal train ahead of Premier League clash with Newcastle
Arsenal's players were captured putting the final touches to preparations for their clash against Newcastle on Saturday during an intense training session at London Colney. [More]
Ivan Rakitic stuns Barcelona team-mates in precision test
The likes of Luis Suarez, Jordi Alba and Ivan Rakitic took part in the 'ultimate precision test' and their was one Barcelona star in particular that left everyone speechless for all the right reasons. [More]
Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool slump not down to rotation
Jurgen Klopp has defended his player rotation and scoffed at suggestions they are 'in the dark days'. Liverpool have drawn their past two matches - against Everton and West Brom, [More]
Huddersfield ignoring Watford woes insists David Wagner
Watford are four games without a win and have tasted victory just twice in their last nine outings, while Huddersfield haven't scored in their last seven away games - one short of a club record. [More]
West Ham prepared to make profit by selling Domingos Quina
Portugal Under-20 international Domingos Quina is viewed as one of the most exciting young prospects in the Premier League but he will find it difficult to enjoy regular football this season. [More]
Marco Silva says decline in form is not because of Everton
Marco Silva has dismissed suggestions the decline in Watford's form owes to Everton's attempts to recruit him. A promising start to the season contributed to Everton's attempts to appoint him. [More]
Mark Hughes insists Stoke 'aren't a soft touch'
The Potters boss has found himself under pressure following four defeats from their last five Premier League games, leaving them just two points above the relegation zone. [More]
David Moyes says there's a positive atmosphere at West Ham
West Ham have taken the first small step in their battle to drag themselves away from the bottom of the Premier League, according to manager David Moyes. [More]
Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos launches personalised boot
Ramos, who will wear pair No 4 of the special edition 4,000 released this weekend, joins the likes of Ronaldinho, Francesco Totti and Andrea Pirlo in receiving his own player-edition Tiempo boots. [More]
Leicester boss Claude Puel remains coy on Slimani's future
Leicester boss Claude Puel has offered no guarantees record signing Islam Slimani will stay with the Foxes. The striker has played just 10 minutes since Puel was appointed manager in October. [More]
Newcastle's Benitez identifying targets amid uncertainty
Spaniard Rafa Benitez met Newcastle's managing director Lee Charnley this week to discuss what he may or may not be able to do to strengthen his squad during the winter window. [More]
Transfer news Thursday Recap: Mesut Ozil eyes Man Utd move
With less than three weeks until European sides can splash the cash in January, work behind the scenes at major clubs across the continent is intensifying. Join Sportsmail for the latest. [More]
Transfer news RECAP: Mourinho eyes reunion with Willian
The January transfer window is a day closer to opening with managers across Europe now stepping up their search for new talent. Join us for live updates from your club. [More]
Tottenham boss Pochettino: No problem with Pep Guardiola
Mauricio Pochettino insists there is no lingering bad blood with Pep Guardiola after the row sparked by the Manchester City manager labelling Tottenham ‘the Harry Kane team’. [More]
Liverpool's Mo Salah wins November Player of the Month
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been crowned Premier League player of the month for November after scoring seven goals in four matches. [More]
West Brom 'down the road' with Hegazi signing, says Pardew
Pardew hailed the 26-year-old's performance in the 0-0 draw at Liverpool as symptomatic of a superb run of form and he has pressed the club to sort the defender's long-term future. [More]
Wayne Rooney's Everton story feels like it is beginning
DOMINIC KING - MERSEY BEAT: Wayne Rooney returning to Everton sounded like a story from a different era, an old professional going back to his first love for one last hurrah [More]
Premier League team news from every match December 16-18
Ahead of this weekend's matches in the Premier League, Sportsmail brings you the latest squad news, odds and stats on every top flight fixture as it breaks. [More]
Everton's Yannick Bolasie may return from injury on Monday
Yannick Bolasie could make his long-awaited return to Everton’s first team squad on Monday after Sam Allardyce gave the most upbeat bulletin of the past 12 months. [More]
Huddersfield face unfair dismissal case over Frankie Bunn
Frankie Bunn, who had been at Huddersfield in 2012, was told the news on Wednesday, with first team-manager David Wagner becoming an increasingly influential figure. [More]
'Man City's winning run is lucky': Chelsea boss Conte
City are running away with the Premier League title, but the manager of the current champions insists Pep Guardiola's side have been fortunate in seeing their run of successive victories reach 15 games. [More]
White Hart Lane film shows Spurs leaving soul of old home
IAN HERBERT: Tottenham intended the one-hour film, entitled 'The Lane', to be a celebration, though the pathos is all-pervasive. For Perryman nothing will ever match playing at the Lane. [More]
Man Utd could make January signings like Ozil - Mourinho
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho - who holds an interest in Arsenal's Mesut Ozil and Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann - revealed he will do business if the right deal becomes available. [More]
Kim Kallstrom announces retirement from football
Former Arsenal and Lyon midfielder Kim Kallstrom announced on Friday he is calling time on a football career that stretched over almost two decades. He won the FA Cup during a brief spell at the Emirates. [More]
Spurs' Harry Kane hails Shearer advice during 'dry spell'
Harry Kane has revealed how Alan Shearer's advice helped him out of a 'dry spell' as he aims to break the former Newcastle man's Premier League calendar year scoring record. [More]
Spain could be kicked out of 2018 World Cup
Spain's involvement at the 2018 World Cup is under threat after FIFA warned the Spanish football federation against political interference. The 2010 World Cup winners race missing out on Russia. [More]
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has Burnley respect
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has outlined his respect for Burnley's style of play after their impressive start to the season. [More]
Oliver Kahn regrets not joining Manchester United in 2003
Oliver Kahn claims Sir Alex Ferguson is still mad with him for not joining Manchester United towards the end of his glittering career. Kahm admits not giving the Premier League a try. [More]
Barcelona 'confident about chances of signing Coutinho'
Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho is one of the club's major targets after a failed summer attempt, and Mundo Deportivo report that they are confident of completing a deal. [More]
Man Utd ace Eric Bailly ruled out for up to three months
The Ivorian defender was injured while on international duty and last played for Manchester United in the game against Chelsea, which his side lost 1-0, on November 5. [More]
Arsenal boss Wenger takes dig at wealth of Manchester City
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has taken a sly dig at the oil-rich owners of Manchester City, claiming that 'petrol' has helped the club's unbeaten run this season. [More]
Middlesbrough give Tavernier new contract to stop Arsenal
Middlesbrough have secured the future of Arsenal target Marcus Tavernier by handing him a new three-and-a-half-year deal following interest from a handful of Premier League clubs. [More]
Palace star Christian Benteke admits he let the team down
Christian Benteke concedes he let his Crystal Palace team-mates down when he ignored instructions and took the penalty which he then missed in the 2-2 draw with Bournemouth. [More]
Cristiano Ronaldo faces £177m Real Madrid deal buyout fee
Ronaldo's commercial pull means Perez will not let his star leave on the cheap but Perez would demand the player buy his way out of his contract should he want to force an exit. [More]
Man City vs Tottenham head to head tactical analysis
Nothing seems to be able to stop this Manchester City juggernaut. They have already broken Premier League records and are storming their way towards the title. But every team has a weakness. [More]
Sky and BT partner for TV deal... why have they done it?
That means Sky will be able to sell BT's sport channels - which include the Champions League, Premier League football and Ashes cricket - through their own services. [More]
Was keeping Arsenal star Sanchez a £60m gamble gone wrong?
On Wednesday night against West Ham, there was a rather rare sight – Arsenal were chasing a win they desperately needed and so Alexis Sanchez was hooked. For some, it was overdue. [More]
Little Mix star Leigh-Anne Pinnock shares tribute
Watford striker Andre Gray has received an emotional tribute from Little Mix girlfriend Leigh-Anne Pinnock on Instagram. His pop star girlfriend took to Instagram on Friday to publicise her affection. [More]
Messi desperate for football to 'repay its debt' to him
The Argentina maestro came agonisingly close to winning the biggest honour in world football in 2014, but his side lost the final to Germany in Rio de Janeiro. [More]
Atletico boss Simeone: Antoine Griezmann 'able to leave'
Diego Simeone has assured striker Antoine Griezmann that he will eventually be allowed to leave Atletico Madrid. The striker was strongly linked with Manchester United last summer. [More]
Everton star Wayne Rooney awarded goal of the month
The former England captain finished November in stunning style, scoring a hat-trick against West Ham at Goodison Park that was capped off by a wonder strike from his own half. [More]
Bayern don't want Swansea flop Renato Sanches back early
The out-of-favour youngster, who promised much when he arrived at the Liberty Stadium in the summer, has endured a torrid time in south Wales. He has recently been dropped from the team. [More]
Man Utd's Pogba shows new crazy haircut whilst suspended
Paul Pogba seems to be coping with his Premier League suspension just fine as he revealed his new haircut on Thursday. Pogba was banned for three games after he was sent off against Arsenal. [More]
Pep Guardiola gets 3rd PL Manager of the Month award
Pep Guardiola's side recorded wins over Arsenal, Leicester, Huddersfield and Southampton last month as they continued their outstanding start to the season in November. [More]
Pellegrino gives his side 'special orders' for Eden Hazard
Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino says his whole team will be tasked with containing Eden Hazard on Saturday as the Belgian is too good to be man-marked. [More]
Maradona: I'd have more Ballon d'Or than Ronaldo or Messi
Diego Maradona has made the sensational claim that he would have won more Ballon d'Ors than both current stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. [More]
End for Arsenal boss, City vs Spurs and more: TACKLE KEOWN
Sportsmail columnist Martin Keown answered your questions as we look ahead to this weekend's Premier League action. Among the items on the agenda this week were Arsenal's slip to seventh. [More]
Bayern star Lewandowski demands team to stay focused
Robert Lewandowski has urged his team-mates not to lose their focus as the Christmas break approaches. Bayern Munich will face Stuttgart and Borussia Dortmund before the break. [More]
Barcelona line up shock move for Man Utd star Daley Blind
Barcelona are reportedly preparing a shock bid to secure the services of Manchester United defender Daley Blind. Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde is keen to bolster his defensive options. [More]
Arsenal to rebuff Man Utd January bid to sign Mesut Ozil
Ozil is reportedly favouring a move to join Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford if he does not agree a new deal with his current club, a prospect growing increasingly unlikely. [More]
Man Utd's Pogba shows class with gesture made to young fan
Paul Pogba has demonstrated his class after surprising a young Manchester United fan in Macedonia with a signed shirt and an invite to watch a game at Old Trafford as his guest. [More]
Man City's Guardiola has fresh pop at Man Utd's Mourinho
Guardiola took another swipe at rival Mourinho by maintaining Tottenham and Chelsea constantly stay true to their tactical beliefs while leaving out Manchester United in his assessments. [More]
Rangers' Graham Dorrans faces another three months out
Rangers were dealt a hammer blow on Thursday when it emerged that Graham Dorrans faces another three months on the sidelines following ankle surgery. [More]
QPR, Aston Villa, and Sunderland all tracking Marriott
Marriott has scored 17 goals in 30 games for the League One side following a summer move from Luton and teams a division higher are weighing up January approaches. [More]
West Brom and Crystal Palace eye up move for Ben Godfrey
West Brom and Crystal Palace are among the clubs to have checked out Shrewsbury Ben Godfrey. The 19-year-old has impressed in League One after being sent out on loan by Norwich. [More]
Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois wary of Southampton threat
Chelsea will not underestimate Southampton on Saturday as they aim to keep up the pressure on the sides around them in the top four, goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has said. [More]
Rodriguez rejects Cristiano Ronaldo claims on Real Madrid
James Rodriguez has dismissed claims made by Cristiano Ronaldo earlier this season that Real Madrid are missing more experienced players such as the Colombia international. [More]
Barca star Rakitic speaks out about Neymar's PSG transfer
Ivan Rakitic has revealed that the Barcelona squad have had to work hard to overcome Neymar's summer departure. The Brazilian completed his £198m move to Paris Saint-Germain in August. [More]
Arsenal man Peter Cech leads donations for their Charity
Arsenal's array of stars have donated a day's wages to their Foundation as they look to spread cheer to those in need - with Petr Cech and Olivier Giroud taking part in the campaign. [More]
Wilshere, Sturridge, Draxler... Stars who may leave clubs
Here, Sportsmail takes a look at 10 players who may use the January transfer window to salvage their place at the World Cup in Russia next summer. [More]
Man Utd could sell Mkhitaryan to allow Arsenal star Ozil
Manchester United retain an interest in Arsenal contract-rebel Mesut Ozil. And Jose Mourinho will consider parting with Henrikh Mkhitaryan in an effort to land the Germany international. [More]
Chelsea star Alvaro Morata and wife shop for baby clothes
Morata and his long-term partner, who married in June of this year, both announced they were having their first child together in touching messages on social media earlier this week. [More]
Tottenham work 24 hours a day to finish Spurs stadium
Construction work remains on schedule. With over one thousand workers labouring seven days a week, the main bowl is complete and the stands are starting to take shape. [More]
Gianluigi Donnarumma hits out at AC Milan fans over banner
Donnarumma was reduced to tears in the Milan dressing room after supporters unveiled the brutal message in Milan's comfortable 3-0 Coppa Italia victory over Verona on Wednesday night. [More]
Manchester United make enquiry for Chelsea star Willian
Manchester United have made enquiries for Chelsea midfielder Willian but the Premier League champions are reluctant to sell in January. He has been frustrated at the lack of starting opportunities. [More]
Manchester City suffer FA Youth Cup shock loss at Plymouth
City who have finished runners-up to Chelsea for the past three campaigns, didn't even get to the latter stages of this term's competition as they were toppled by Plymouth Argyle. [More]
Winks challenges Tottenham to prove Guardiola wrong
Harry Winks has challenged his Tottenham team-mates to prove to Pep Guardiola they are more than just the ‘Harry Kane team’ and bring an end to Manchester City’s winning streak. [More]
Macpherson: Neutral Hampden is a national symbol of unity
With Hampden’s future at risk, writer and broadcaster ARCHIE MACPHERSON steps forward to offer a passionate defence of the iconic stadium. [More]
SFA board member insists Scotland could quit Hampden Park
The SFA, whose current lease runs out after the Euro 2020 finals, are fearful that committing to another 20 years at the ageing stadium could cost tens of millions of pounds in future maintenance. [More]
England help out Chalobah in his recovery from knee injury
Watford’s Chalobah, who was called up to Gareth Southgate's England squad in August before having knee surgery in September, is hopeful of making a January comeback. [More]
THE SECRET SCOUT: Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson
THE SECRET SCOUT: Our scout is a top football expert who attends matches each week searching for the next star. This week the Secret Scout checks in on defender Ben Gibson. [More]
Loris Karius to 'battle' for Liverpool No 1 spot
The German was handed only his second Premier League appearance in a year for the goalless draw at home to West Brom after established number one Simon Mignolet was rested. [More]
Sunderland have not won at the Stadium of Light for a year
One relegation, another experienced manager in Simon Grayson, 364 days and a new English record of 21 matches later and supporters are still waiting for that winning feeling at the Stadium of Light. [More]
Hereford 0-2 Fleetwood: Bolger brace sets up Leicester tie
LAURIE WHITWELL AT EDGAR STREET: Leicester striker Jamie Vardy will get the reunion he wanted after Fleetwood made it through to the third round of the FA Cup on Thursday. [More]
Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson hopes Yohan Cabaye stays
The France international, a £10million recruit by Alan Pardew in 2015, has struggled for consistency amid the instability at Selhurst Park, but in Hodgson's system he has significantly improved. [More]
Mark Sampson was thrown under a bus by bosses at the FA
COMMENTARY BY IAN HERBERT: Dan Ashworth was supremely confident about his entitlement to act as both witness and judge on the inquiry into Eniola Aluko’s complaints about Mark Sampson. [More]
Las Palmas blocked from appointing coach Jorge Almiron
Las Palmas have been prevented from appointing Jorge Almiron as their coach because he does not have enough experience according to UEFA rules. [More]
Burnley's Sean Dyche insists his side will remain grounded
Sean Dyche insists that bookie-bashing Burnley are driven by improving on last year, even though Europe is suddenly in their sights. The Clarets find themselves joint-fourth. [More]
Sam Allardyce: Ross Barkley's future is 'out of my hands'
The England international has not kicked a ball for Everton this season, with his campaign decimated by a hamstring injury that was so bad it required surgery to be corrected in August. [More]
Lascelles tells Newcastle fans: Blame us for slump
Rafa Benitez's side have fallen from fourth to 16th and are now just one point above the bottom three ahead of Saturday's trip to Arsenal. Their latest reverse came at home to Everton on Wednesday. [More]
Stoke's under-fire Mark Hughes: 'I don't do relegation'
Just three wins from Stoke’s last 15 league games have left Hughes facing the biggest challenge of his four-year reign. But Hughes said: ‘I don’t do relegation... I’ve never been near it.' [More]
France's top division to use VAR from next season
Referees in French football's top division are set to be backed up by video technology from next season, it was announced on Thursday. [More]
Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin signs new deal
Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin has signed a new long-term deal with the Premier League club. He joins Jonjoe Kenny and Mason Holgate, who also extended their existing deals. [More]
Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale train with Real Madrid
After overcoming a resilient Al Jazira side on Wednesday, Real Madrid's attentions have now turned to this weekend's FIFA Club World Cup final. [More]
Bournemouth move a step closer to new training ground
The development of the 57-acre Canford Magna Golf Club site in Dorset, which the Premier League club acquired earlier this year, is, however, subject to Secretary of State referral. [More]
Jose Mourinho to clarify 'tactical fouls' comment
Jose Mourinho has been asked by the Football Association to provide his observations on comments he made ahead of last weekend's derby against Manchester City. [More]
Croat and Serbs arrested Belgrade derby violence
Police have arrested 26 people after a massive brawl during a match between Belgrade rivals Red Star and Partizan that left at least 20 people injured. [More]
Chelsea Ladies' Emma Hayes announces she's expecting twins
Hayes, whose team sit second in the Women's Super League, recently ruled herself out of contention for the England vacancy. She signed a three-and-a-half-year deal with the club in October. [More]
Mark Hughes confirms Kurt Zouma will miss West Ham clash
The on-loan Chelsea player limped off the pitch in Stoke's 1-0 loss to Burnley on Tuesday but Hughes said Zouma's injury was not likely to keep him out for long as feared earlier. [More]
Stoke stars play FIFA with Biffy Clyro
Stoke may be enduring a miserable time on-the-field but it appears off it they're faring better. After Tuesday's defeat, some of the Potters' squad unwound with a spot of FIFA 18 on Thursday. [More]
Wayne Rooney's Everton return has proved his critics wrong
Twelve years at Manchester United had produced 253 goals but, as Teddy Sheringham put it, he wasn't just on the other side of the hill, he had 'jumped off the cliff and was down the bottom.' [More]
Southampton players' commitment questioned by Pellegrino
Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino was forced to apologise to his club's fans on Wednesday night after his side endured a humiliating 4-1 defeat at St Mary's to Leicester City. [More]
Sir Ian Botham named club president of Scunthorpe United
The 62-year-old former England all-rounder, who scored more than 7,000 runs and took more than 500 wickets for his country, played 11 times for the club between 1980 and 1985. [More]
Man City break Premier League record for consecutive wins
Another victory and another convincing performance saw City break the Premier League record for the most consecutive wins as they beat Swansea to a pulp in their own backyard. [More]
Man Utd defender Phil Jones happy to help side bounce back
Phil Jones believes Manchester United showed fight and courage to get back on track after being rocked by the 'magnitude' of their derby defeat. [More]
Premier League, Sky and BT slammed for no TV announcement
The Premier League, Sky Sports and BT Sport have been accused of a failure to multi-task by fans after failing to hit their planned televised fixtures release date for a third month in a row. [More]
Brighton boss Chris Hughton plays down 6 match winless run
Brighton boss Chris Hughton looked at his side's alarming dip in form and insisted: 'Crisis, what crisis?' The newly-promoted Seagulls are without a win in six matches. [More]
Man Utd ace Mkhitaryan deserves to play less - Mourinho
The midfielder has not featured recently for United, having been left out of seven of the last eight squads, and has only played 19 minutes of first-team football since November 5. [More]
Arsenal star Theo Walcott missed West Ham through injury
Theo Walcott’s omission from the Arsenal squad at West Ham was down to injury. Walcott tweaked a groin muscle in training on Monday and was not fit for the derby but his absence has ceased to create a stir. [More]
Everton are among clubs that want Lille's Adama Soumaoro
SIMON JONES - TRANSFER COLUMN: Everton are among the clubs showing interest in Lille defender Adama Soumaoro. West Ham have also been following the versatile 25-year-old. [More]
FAW chief escapes punishment over Wales manager comments
Football Association of Wales chief executive Jonathan Ford will face no disciplinary action over his comment that the next manager of Wales would 'definitely not' be English. [More]
Liverpool boss Klopp must fix home losses to stay in top 4
This time last year, Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum was talking up how every opponent would be 'scared' of a visit to their 'fortress', Anfield. Not so much now. This week saw another draw. [More]
Everton mistake Lil Wayne for Wayne Rooney in Twitter post
Everton's social media team mistakenly tagged American rapper Lil Wayne instead of goalscorer Wayne Rooney in a Twitter post on Wednesday evening. [More]
Cesc Fabregas meets 'Malcolm the monkey' on Instagram
During his Arsenal days, Cesc Fabregas was no stranger to carrying the team on his back. The midfielder seemed to be in his comfort zone when he did the same for 'Malcolm the monkey' on Instagram. [More]
Spurs can end Man City's unbeaten run insists Danny Rose
Tottenham defender Danny Rose has warned Manchester City that his side ended Pep Guardiola's unbeaten start last season - and now they are out to end City's unbeaten streak again. [More]
Everton interested in Leeds teenager Mallik Wilks
Wilks has scored five goals during a loan spell at League Two side Accrington Stanley this season and is attracting attention from clubs in the upper echelons of English football. [More]
Donnarumma saviour to villain during 2 years at AC Milan
SHERIDAN BIRD IN MILAN: In two years, AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has undergone more transformations than anyone could have imagined. [More]
Arsenal's Mesut Ozil eyeing Man United move if he leaves
Mesut Ozil favours a move to Manchester United over Barcelona should he leave Arsenal in the coming months. A new deal worth £235,000 a week has already been turned down. [More]
Manchester City will get even better, says Pep Guardiola
Bernardo Silva, Ederson and Danilo could be seen messing around, with the mood in the camp clearly good after they broke the record for consecutive Premier League victories against Swansea. [More]
Real Madrid boss Zidane: 'I will not ask for a striker'
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has told reporters that he will 'not ask for a striker' when the January transfer window opens, despite Karim Benzema's poor run of form. [More]
Celtic win over Hamilton was 'important' - James Forrest
James Forrest claimed victory over Hamilton on Wednesday night made Celtic 'feel good' about themselves following the stalemate at Hibernian last weekend. [More]
Tottenham boss Pochettino: We believe we can beat Man City
Mauricio Pochettino insists containing Manchester City will not be on his mind on Saturday as he believes Tottenham can beat the Premier League's unbeaten leaders. [More]
West Ham boss David Moyes happy with defense improvements
David Moyes enjoyed another impressive defensive display from his West Ham side in a goalless draw with Arsenal at the London Stadium and is now ready to take the handbrake off. [More]
Liverpool's Dominic Solanke frustrated at disallowed goal
Dominic Solanke bemoaned his luck after having what would have been his first Liverpool goal - and a priceless winner against West Brom - ruled out for handball. [More]
Real star Cristiano Ronaldo mocked by fans chanting Messi
Cristiano Ronaldo could not help but show his contempt as he overheard a small group of fans chanting Lionel Messi's name during Real Madrid's Club World Cup semi-final against Al Jazira. [More]
Mourinho finds time for Man Utd gem, Wembley life and more
Tottenham fans are growing tired of Wembley life while Manchester City unearth a new diamond. Sportsmail's RALPH ELLIS looks at 10 things we learned from the midweek Premier League games. [More]
Sam Allardyce: Everton's success is getting back to basics
The Toffees won for the third time in four outings under their unbeaten new manager when Wayne Rooney fired them to a 1-0 victory against Newcastle at St James' Park on Wednesday evening. [More]
Hereford boss Peter Beadle on playing with Paul Gascoigne
Peter Beadle's first crack at the big time ended rather abruptly when he was summoned into Tottenham's office - now he is looking to create history with Hereford. [More]
Chelsea star Morata looks for inspiration from Drogba
The former Real Madrid man began his life in the Premier League in blistering form, scoring six goals in his first seven games, but his goal return has dropped off in recent weeks. [More]
Man City stats behind record-breaking Premier League run
Pep Guardiola labelled his Manchester City side 'animals' after their record-breaking 15th straight win and you can see why he chose that description because his side are predatory. [More]
Jack Wilshere: No date in diary for Arsenal contract talks
Jack Wilshere, who was handed his first Premier League start since May 2016 on Wednesday night, is waiting for his boss to call with his contract expiring at the end of this season. [More]
How have Allardyce, Puel, Moyes and new managers got on?
There is always a huge question hanging over every struggling club over the first few months of the Premier League season - stick or twist? A quarter have decided to chop and change. [More]
Harry Kane not Spurs only threat versus Man City: Mangala
Manchester City must not focus their attention solely on Harry Kane as they prepare to host a resurgent Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, defender Eliaquim Mangala has said. [More]
Bonucci consoles distraught AC Milan team-mate Donnarumma
The 18-year-old featured in Milan's comfortable 3-0 Coppa Italia victory over Verona on Wednesday night, but following their routine win, the on looking fans unleashed a scathing attack on Donnarumma. [More]
Arsenal are boring and have issues in midfield and attack
It marks an improvement under new manager David Moyes. But how has he pulled it off? And what did Arsene Wenger do to make his Arsenal side so blunted at the London Stadium? [More]
Barca star Iniesta: Neymar to Real Madrid would 'annoy me'
Neymar left Barcelona to join Paris Saint-Germain for a world-record £198million fee back in August but there are already suggestions the Brazilian is unsettled in the French capital. [More]
Ryan Shawcross backs misfiring Stoke boss Mark Hughes
Stoke City's long-serving defenders Ryan Shawcross and Geoff Cameron have backed under-pressure manager Mark Hughes to turn things around at the struggling club. [More]
AC Milan book showdown with Inter in the Italian Cup
AC Milan will play rival Inter Milan in the quarter-finals of the Italian Cup after beating Hellas Verona 3-0 on Wednesday. [More]
Southampton 1-4 Leicester: Riyad Mahrez sparks goal rush
SAM CUNNINGHAM AT ST MARY'S STADIUM: Claude Puel produced the perfect riposte to his negative perception at Southampton in a first return to his former club with Leicester City. [More]
Transfer news Wednesday RECAP: Gossip around Europe
Teams in the Premier League and further afield are working on their targets for the January transfer window, hoping to get ahead by the time it opens at the turn of the year. [More]
Man United target Fabinho confirms he will leave Monaco
Brazil international Fabinho expressed his interest in joining Manchester United last summer but a deal never materialised and he remained at Ligue 1 holders Monaco. [More]
Man City chase Virgil van Dijk and Inigo Martinez
Manchester City have zeroed in on Virgil van Dijk and Inigo Martinez as potential defensive signings next month. Pep Guardiola reiterated his desire to land a centre half in January this week. [More]
Puel refuses to revel in Leicester rout at Southampton
Claude Puel refused to rub salt into Southampton's wounds after inspiring Leicester to a 4-1 rout over his former club at St Mary's. [More]
Hibernian boss Lennon blasts referee for Rangers handball
Neil Lennon launched a withering attack on referee Kevin Clancy for not spotting a ‘blatant’ handball by Rangers defender David Bates. [More]
Graeme Murty happy Rangers were spared some harsh words
Perhaps as recently as three weeks ago, Graeme Murty might have thought twice about laying into players low on confidence and susceptible to cracking under pressure. [More]
Celtic's Ntcham hitting top form, claims Brendan Rodgers
The French midfielder struck his fifth goal of the season with a spectacular volley on Wednesday night to open the scoring and help the champions extend their unbeaten domestic record to 69 games. [More]
Zinedine Zidane insists Real deserved Club World Cup win
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane praised Al Jazira for their performance after the European champions came from behind to book their place in the Club World Cup final. [More]
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino relishing Man City tie
Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino is relishing the prospect of facing Manchester City after his team returned to the top four on the same evening their rivals set a new Premier League record. [More]
Liverpool boss Klopp unsure on Solanke disallowed goal
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp remained undecided on Dominic Solanke's late Anfield goal, which would have seen his side grab a crucial three points had it not been disallowed. [More]
Arsenal going backwards under Arsene Wenger: Rio Ferdinand
Rio Ferdinand has accused Arsenal's players of going backwards under manager Arsene Wenger. The Gunners were held to a frustrating 0-0 draw by West Ham United on Wednesday. [More]
Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal's barron spell will end
KIERAN GILL AT THE LONDON STADIUM: Arsenal produced 33 shots at United but lost 3-1 earlier this month. On Wednesday night, they produced 22 but were held to a goalless draw. [More]
Strasbourg 2-4 PSG: French giants set the record straight
Defending champions Paris Saint-Germain reached the League Cup quarter-finals after winning 4-2 at Strasbourg on Wednesday. PSG started well and were 2-0 up after 25 minutes. [More]
Jose Mourinho pleased by Manchester United attitude
Jose Mourinho was pleased with Manchester United's response to their derby loss as they overcame Bournemouth 1-0 at Old Trafford. [More]
Events missed from Premier League: Martial misses sitter
The Premier League served up a full dose of midweek action and with that came plenty of drama. While all eyes were on the action Sportsmail takes a look at the things you might well have missed. [More]
Independiente hold on to win Copa Sudamericana in Rio
Trailing from the first leg in Argentina, Flamengo came out all guns blazing but Independiente held their nerve and kept the hosts at bay, amid violent and raucous scenes off the field. [More]
Manchester United 1-0 Bournemouth: Romelu Lukaku scores
CHRIS WHEELER AT OLD TRAFFORD: There was the merest hint of celebration from Romelu Lukaku. So much so, you had to double check that the striker was not offside when he scored. [More]
Red Star and Partizan rival fans clash in bloody violence
The iconic and fiercely passionate Belgrade derby between rivals Partizan and Red Star erupted into scenes of bloody violence on Wednesday night, with police having to step in. [More]
Swansea 0-4 Manchester City: David Silva nets double
RIATH AL-SAMARRAI AT THE LIBERTY STADIUM: This was their 15th straight win, making a top-flight record, and who will end it? Who will stand in the way of such an immense force? [More]
Liverpool 0-0 West Brom: Firmino rues missed chances
DOMINIC KING AT ANFIELD: No matter how much the home fans screeched, it didn’t make a difference. Here was another of those games that are driving Jurgen Klopp to distraction. [More]
Pep Guardiola: Man City's unbeaten record run is amazing
Pep Guardiola hailed his Manchester City record-breakers for the way they win the ball back ‘like animals’. Wednesday night’s hammering of Swansea was their 15th win on the spin. [More]
Premier League relegation fears hold up Newcastle takeover
Financier Staveley and PCP Capital Partners are hopeful of reaching an agreement with current owner Mike Ashley and a deal could be inked for the purchase of the club as soon as next week. [More]
Tottenham 2-0 Brighton: Aurier opener sees Spurs fourth
ADAM CRAFTON AT WEMBLEY STADIUM: Tottenham were a goal ahead midway through the second-half when they decided to engage in an exercise of keep-ball. [More]
Newcastle 0-1 Everton: Wayne Rooney stabs home to seal win
CRAIG HOPE AT ST JAMES' PARK: This was his 15th against the club who, at one point, met with Rooney's agent as they tried to rival Manchester United's offer some 13 years ago. [More]
David Silva is Manchester City's Andres Iniesta
JACK GAUGHAN AT THE LIBERTY STADIUM: For all Pep Guardiola’s genius, converting Silva into a midfielder willing to drive beyond markers and finish moves is a hugely unexpected change. [More]
West Ham 0-0 Arsenal: Hammers build on win over Chelsea
MATT BARLOW AT LONDON STADIUM: Arsene Wenger’s travels in the east prompted him to divulge a deep admiration for the Japanese art of sumo wrestling before this one. [More]
Bayern Munich 1-0 Cologne: Robert Lewandowski fires winner
Robert Lewandowski scored a 60th minute winner as Bayern Munich claimed a frustratingly narrow 1-0 win over the Bundesliga's bottom club Cologne on Wednesday night. [More]
Jose Mourinho fears for Bailly as ankle woes continue
Bailly has missed United's last eight games after he was hurt with Ivory Coast. 'I think it's serious,' said Mourinho. 'We are trying a conservative treatment, but he might have a surgical procedure.' [More]
West Ham 0-0 Arsenal - FIVE THINGS WE LEARNED
KIERAN GILL AT THE LONDON STADIUM: West Ham and Arsenal drew 0-0 at the London Stadium on Wednesday. Here, Sportsmail's Kieran Gill highlights five things we learned from the game. [More]
Celtic 3-1 Hamilton: Bhoys maintain five-point lead
Cancel the Philadelphia lawyer and put the pre-nup back in the locked drawer. Talk of a squabble between Brendan Rodgers and Leigh Griffiths can be dismissed as a work of fantasy. [More]
Hibernian 1-2 Rangers
STEPHEN MCGOWAN AT EASTER ROAD: Hibernian will wake on Thursday asking themselves a stark question. How, precisely, did they contrive to lose this game? [More]
TV special to probe feud between Fergie and Wenger
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: Whisper Films, co-owned by David Coulthard, have been commissioned to make the programme about the warring Premier League managers. [More]
Manchester United won't train on Christmas Day until 6pm
The Manchester United squad will train at 10am on Christmas Eve at Carrington, but do not have to report until 6pm on Christmas Day for another session at Old Trafford. [More]
West Ham 0-0 Arsenal, RESULT: Plus Man Utd, City and rest
Manchester City secured a 15th consecutive Premier League victory after seeing off bottom side Swansea City, while there were also wins for Manchester United, Spurs, Everton and Leicester. [More]
West Ham in legal dispute with London Stadium landlords
West Ham and their London Stadium landlords are involved in a legal dispute over plans for 3,000 additional seats. West Ham are the lead tenants of the former Olympic Stadium. [More]
Real Madrid 2-1 Al Jazira: Gareth Bale scores winner
PETE JENSON: Gareth Bale climbed off the bench to save Real Madrid from the humiliation of needing extra time to beat Abu Dhabi side Al Jazira in a bizarre World Club Cup semi-final. [More]
West Ham to sign 'two or three new players' in January
West Ham will sign ‘two or three new players’ in January, according to chairman David Sullivan. David Moyes is expected to make moves in the window as he looks to bolster his squad. [More]
Brighton fans told not to cover faces for Palace clash
The Seagulls are stepping up their security for the match following fan trouble at their Premier League match last month and will ask fans coming through the turnstiles to show their face. [More]
Real Madrid v Al Jazira RESULT: Club World Cup Semi-Finals
Real Madrid made it through to the final of the FIFA Club World Cup on Wednesday as they beat Al Jazira. Relive the action as it happened with Sportsmail's TOM FARMERY. [More]
Angel Gomes signs professional contract with Man United
Manchester United starlet Angel Gomes has signed his first professional contract with the club and promised to 'take every opportunity that comes my way'. He has been at the club since the age of six. [More]
Neil Warnock charged with misconduct by the FA
Cardiff boss Neil Warnock has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association following his dismissal in his side's 2-2 draw against Reading on Monday. [More]
QPR, MK Dons and Barnsley track Stevenage's Danny Newton
Newton shot to prominence in the summer as a graduate of Jamie Vardy's V9 Academy. Stevenage signed him from Tamworth, where he scored 36 goals last season. [More]
Man Utd and Man City given extra time to provide account
The FA have given both Manchester clubs a further two days to submit their observations from the Old Trafford derby bust-up as part of an investigation into the incident. They have until 6pm on Friday. [More]
Shelbourne academy player dies after collapsing on pitch
It is understood the Under 16 player was treated pitchside by paramedics before being taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead. [More]
Eden Hazard not bigger than Chelsea, says Marcel Desailly 
Eden Hazard is enjoying another productive season at Chelsea but if he were to leave the club would be fine in his absence. That is the view of former Blues defender Marcel Desailly. [More]
Man United star Marcos Rojo shows off gruesome head wound
Argentinian defender Marcos Rojo and David Silva clashed heads while competing for the ball in the air during the first-half and both required treatment for injuries from club doctors. [More]
Australia refuse to deny Luiz Felipe Scolari job claim
World Cup winning manager Luiz Felipe Scolari said that the Australians had spoken with his agent about him replacing Ange Postecoglou ahead of the 2018 World Cup. [More]
Barcelona star Iniesta isn't giving up hope on Mascherano
Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta has not given up hope Javier Mascherano will stay at the club amid reports the Argentine is on the verge of moving to the Chinese Super League in January. [More]
Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic enjoys trip to Disneyland Paris
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic and his wife Raquel Mauri, who tied the knot back in 2013, enjoyed a visit to the popular Disneyland Paris on Wednesday afternoon. [More]
Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez pose with awards
Barcelona star duo Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez have been boasting their vast collection of Golden Shoes trophies. The pair posed together for a picture at the club's training ground. [More]
Pochettino jokes he'll black-out Spurs tunnel for Man City
The power of the corporate market means no backward step but Mauricio Pochettino was at least able to find the humour in football's decision to promote tunnel vision in stadiums. [More]
Ilkay Gundogan: Man City rivals to be inspired by PL lead
Manchester City are unbeaten in the Premier League, with 46 points after 15 wins and one draw and are on an English top-flight record 14-game winning streak within a single season. [More]
Zlatan Ibrahimovic attacks 'immature' Pep Guardiola
Ibrahimovic joined Barcelona in 2009 and played under Guardiola, but only stayed at the club for a season as he struggled to feature regularly at the Nou Camp. [More]
Everton vs Swansea - Win tickets to Premier League match
MailOnline Sport has teamed up with EA SPORTS to offer you the chance to win a pair of tickets to Everton v Swansea on Monday, December 18 (8pm kick-off). [More]
AFC Wimbledon to build new stadium at Plough Lane
AFC Wimbledon have been given permission to start work on a new 11,000-seater ground at their spiritual home of Plough Lane. The stadium is set to open in time for the 2019-20 season. [More]
Chelsea star Willian won't leave amid Barcelona link
Willian has reassured Chelsea fans he will not be leaving Stamford Bridge next month after his man-of-the-match performance against Huddersfield. [More]
Newcastle's £300m deal between Ashley and Staveley near
Sportsmail can exclusively reveal that an agreement in the region of £300million could now be close. Mike Ashley would fund January spending but be reimbursed by Amanda Staveley. [More]
Leicester boss Claude Puel defends record at Southampton
Leicester manager Claude Puel believes he does not deserve criticism for his style of play at former club Southampton ahead of his first Premier League visit to St Mary's since being sacked. [More]
Speroni marks 400th Palace game with 'precious victory'
Crystal Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni's 400th game for the club started with him picking the ball out the net in the third minute of their Premier league match against Watford at Selhurst Park. [More]
Neymar absent from PSG squad to deal with 'personal issue'
Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed Neymar will not be a part of the squad to face Strasbourg in Coupe de la Ligue after he was given time to return to Brazil to deal with an 'important family issue'. [More]
How Andreas Christensen became Chelsea's key defender
Antonio Conte's side were 3-0 up at Huddersfield. He wanted to rest his best players. So the Chelsea manager took off Eden Hazard, N'Golo Kante... and defender Andreas Christensen. [More]
FAW chief exec to face disciplinary commission
Football Association of Wales chief executive Jonathan Ford is to face a disciplinary commission over his comment that the next Wales manager will definitely not be English. [More]
BVB star Aubameyang puts Lamborghini on sale for £250,000
The Borussia Dortmund striker has put the supercar, which comes complete with a metallic paint finish and a personalised logo on the bonnet, on the market for £250,000. [More]
How Burnley and Sean Dyche have managed to reach fourth
Burnley were not among the title hopefuls this season. They were not even considered as contenders for the top half. Most tipped them to struggle and potentially go down. [More]
Philippe Coutinho tops Barcelona's winter window wishlist
Barcelona have identified Philippe Coutinho as their top target going into the January transfer window. The Spanish side will turn their attention to Arthur or Mesut Ozil if they fail to sign Coutinho. [More]
Man City's Mikel Arteta wears hat to hide forehead cut
Mikel Arteta is still taking extra care to cover up the mark left on his forehead after Manchester City and Manchester United's post-match brawl at Old Trafford on Sunday. [More]
German players set for £265K bonus for 2018 World Cup win
German players will receive £265,000 each if they successfully defend their World Cup title in Russia next year, the country's football association (DFB) said on Wednesday. [More]
Santi Cazorla shares inspirational post on 33rd birthday
Santi Cazorla has endured more than his fair share of anguish and physical turmoil over the past 14 months. On his 33rd birthday shared an inspirational quote on his Instagram. [More]
Chelsea fans got facts wrong in Huddersfield chant
Chelsea recorded an impressive 3-1 win over Huddersfield in the Premier League on Tuesday but their supporters had a moment to forget at the John Smith's stadium. [More]
Cristiano Ronaldo urges Real Madrid to sign Andre Silva 
Cristiano Ronaldo would prefer Real Madrid to sign his Portugal team-mate Andre Silva over star striker Mauro Icardi. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner rates his fellow international. [More]
Tottenham boss unlikely to recall Cameron Carter-Vickers
Mauricio Pochettino insists he has no immediate plans to recall centre-half Cameron Carter-Vickers from his loan spell at Sheffield United next month as cover. [More]
Burnley spend dwarfed by Liverpool, Arsenal and Spurs
As these tables show, Burnley's turnover, wage bill and transfer spending pales next to the big six, and their Turf Moor ground is tiny in comparison with England's grand stages. [More]
Arsenal 'agree' £35m deal for Sevilla's Steven N'Zonzi
Spanish publication El Gol report that a deal for the former Premier League midfielder, who has a buy-out clause of £35.2million, could be finalised in the January transfer window. [More]
Rafa Benitez v Sam Allardyce: Historial rilvary rekindled
When Everton rock up at St James' Park to face Newcastle on Wednesday night, all eyes will be focused on the opposing dugouts. [More]
Chelsea striker targets: Who is Antonio Conte chasing?
With the January transfer window fast approaching, Chelsea are among the major Premier League clubs eyeing a new signing. Manager Antonio Conte is unhappy with his forward options. [More]
Liverpool's Salah used to ask Drogba why he couldn't score
Salah returned to Liverpool this summer and has been prolific in front of goal, scoring 19 goals in just 24 appearances - vindicating Drogba, who had always believed in his former team mate. [More]
Gianluigi Donnarumma 'asks agent to cancel AC Milan deal'
Gianluigi Donnarumma is set to leave AC Milan in the January window after asking his agent Mino Raiola to cancel his contract extension at the San Siro, according to reports in Italy. [More]
Cristiano Ronaldo hoping to reunite BBC partnership
Injuries, particularly to the Welsh attacker Bale, have prevented the trio playing together for much of this season so far. However all three are now fit and Ronaldo wants them to play together. [More]
Arsenal must forget about Premier League: Lacazette 
Striker Alexandre Lacazette admits Arsenal need a 'miracle' if they are to win the Premier League this season. The Gunners have taken just one point from their last two league games. [More]
Liverpool's Coutinho praises Klopp amid transfer talk
The 25-year-old was Liverpool's leading scorer last season with 14 goals in all competitions and the Brazilian's influence on games has grown this campaign after he switched to a deeper role. [More]