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The Wild West transfer window will only get worse - 23/01/2018
MARTIN SAMUEL - CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: Thank heavens the Premier League clubs went to all the trouble of cutting the transfer window short next summer.
Liverpool 4-3 Manchester City: Reds hold on at Anfield - 14/01/2018
MARTIN SAMUEL – CHIEF SPORTS WRITER AT ANFIELD: In a phenomenal eight minutes, Liverpool inflicted more damage on City than the rest of the league put together.
Would the FA act if Roberto Firmino had broken his neck?  - 08/01/2018
MARTIN SAMUEL - CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: If Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino is proven guilty of racial abuse, the Football Association will know exactly what to do with him.
Liverpool 2-1 Everton: Van Dijk scores late winner - 06/01/2018
MARTIN SAMUEL AT ANFIELD: Smart move from Jurgen Klopp to play him. There were those who thought Jurgen Klopp had erred, plunging Virgil van Dijk into the derby for his debut.
Arsenal 2-2 Chelsea: Bellerin nets injury time equaliser - 03/01/2018
MARTIN SAMUEL AT THE EMIRATES: It was May 24, 2015, when Wilshere last scored in the Premier League. He got the third in a 4-1 home win over West Brom, on the final day of the season.
Man City 3-1 Watford: Sterling and Aguero net for leaders - 03/01/2018
MARTIN SAMUEL AT THE ETIHAD: No doubt you can guess what happened from the scoreline. So here’s an old Ronnie Corbett joke. A bloke goes to his local golf club, to find a stranger looking for a game.
Manchester City can be great after one season - 02/01/2018
MARTIN SAMUEL - CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: There are 12 episodes of Fawlty Towers and 295 episodes of Last of the Summer Wine. Doesn’t make it funnier, though, the longevity.
Barcelona to offer Samuel Umtiti new deal in coming weeks - 01/01/2018
Samuel Umtiti looks set for a bumper new contract as Barcelona attempt to stave off Premier League interest in the French centre-back.
Mark Hughes tells talkSPORT he can 'ride the storm and turn things around' at Stoke City - 21/12/2017
'If ever there was an Arsenal defender, it's David Luiz' - Fans react to Chelsea defender's transfer links - 19/12/2017
Everton 3-1 Swansea: Gylfi Sigurdsson comes back to haunt his former club - 19/12/2017
Manchester United news: Jose Mourinho made to sweat on severity of Antonio Valencia injury - 18/12/2017
Oliver Kahn regrets not joining Manchester United in 2003 - 15/12/2017
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.
Dominic Solanke optimistic on Liverpool first-team opportunities despite being denied first goal against West Brom - 15/12/2017
Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin signs new deal - 14/12/2017
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.
Chelsea star Morata looks for inspiration from Drogba - 14/12/2017
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.
Everton vs Swansea - Win tickets to Premier League match - 13/12/2017
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).
Arsenal need a 'miracle' to win the Premier League this season, admits Alexandre Lacazette - 13/12/2017
Pep Guardiola must still justify ways to Man City chiefs - 12/12/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL - CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: One would imagine that, 11 points clear, Pep Guardiola does not have to spend much time justifying his methods to his employers.
Man United were not humiliated but fell well short of City - 11/12/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL - MY VERDICT: It would not have mattered if Zlatan Ibrahimovic had arrived to write a set of headlines, or if Ederson had not made the double save, or if justice had not been done.
Man Utd Paul Pogba sending off: Right or not? - 04/12/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL AND GRAHAM POLL: Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba was shown a red card during the game against Arsenal... but should he have been?
Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti ruled out El Clasico - 02/12/2017
Barcelona have been dealt a blow after learning Samuel Umtiti will be out until the New Year with a hamstring injury, missing the crunch El Clasico derby with bitter rivals Real Madrid as a result.
Barcelona stars play iPad game ahead of Juventus clash - 21/11/2017
The Barcelona players entertained themselves with a game on the iPad during their flight to Turin. Andres Iniesta, Jordi Alba and Samuel Umtiti shared a screen to play.
Andy Carroll must be stopped before he does real damage - 21/11/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL - CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: This business with Andy Carroll cannot go on. Someone is going to get hurt. And not hurt like Marvin Zeegelaar of Watford was, either.
England 0-0 Brazil: Three Lions side hold Neymar and Co - 14/11/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL AT WEMBLEY: So what did we think? We’d throw in a few kids, do a few trucks, then go out and play Brazil off the park. Football isn’t like that. Football is real.
Brazil can always count on star man Neymar - 13/11/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL - CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: Even as coach of Brazil, Tite is not without problems. The huge expectancy, the distant proximity of his country to his European-based stars.
Barcelona to offer France defender Samuel Umtiti new deal - 12/11/2017
Manchester United had identified Samuel Umtiti as one of their top transfer targets with Jose Mourinho plotting to take advantage of his modest £53million release clause.
England 0-0 Germany: Inexperienced hosts hold world champs - 11/11/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL AT WEMBLEY: Forget, for a moment, the scoreline. Gareth Southgate certainly will. A manager does not win or lose these games; not really. Not in the usual way, at least.
N. Ireland 0-1 Switzerland: Harsh penalty decides game - 09/11/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL AT WINDSOR PARK: On a scale of one to Thierry Henry it wasn’t the worst injustice we have ever seen in a qualifier, but the penalty did appear extraordinarily harsh.
Manchester United eye Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti - 09/11/2017
Manchester United have identified Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti as a target and hope to take advantage of his £53million release clause.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte must heal rift with David Luiz - 07/11/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL - CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: Quite why Antonio Conte would wish to pick such an open fight with David Luiz, however, is a mystery. Surely he needs allies in a volatile environment?
Tottenham 3-1 Real Madrid: match report - 01/11/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL AT WEMBLEY: What a night it was for Tottenham. What a game from Dele Alli, Harry Kane, Kieran Tripper, Harry Winks, Eric Dier, the core of young English players.
FA chairman Greg Clarke on his last chance to regain trust - 27/10/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL - CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: For an organisation lacking in trust, there was certainly a lot of it about. On 21 occasions, Greg Clarke said the word when addressing the FA council.
Tottenham 4-1 Liverpool: Match report - 22/10/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL AT WEMBLEY: They look at home here now, make no mistake of that. This was another step forward for Tottenham, in a campaign which is increasingly full of them.
Bristol City 0-3 Leeds: Saiz and Lasogga earn overdue win - 21/10/2017
Two first-half goals from Samuel Saiz set Leeds on course for a 3-0 Championship win at Bristol City. Pierre-Michel Lasogga completed a convincing victory with a second-half header.
Real Madrid 1-1 Tottenham: Spurs withstand heavy pressure - 18/10/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL AT THE BERNABEU: Forget Harry Kane for just one moment. After this, the player Tottenham may have to keep out of the clutches of Real Madrid next summer is Hugo Lloris.
Here is a memo to the elite clubs: Please stop moaning - 06/10/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL —CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: Queer thing, the Champions League. Everyone wants to get in it and then, when they do, they never stop moaning.
There IS a way for kids to get games, not at elite club - 15/09/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL - CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: Who is good enough for City, or Chelsea, or any of those teams presuming to rub shoulders with Paris Saint-Germain or Real Madrid?
Man United 3-0 Basle: Fellaini, Lukaku and Rashford score - 13/09/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL AT OLD TRAFFORD: The sight of Paul Pogba hobbling from the field after just 20 minutes was worrying and distressing in equal measure.
Time for the Tottenham army to march to a different tune - 12/09/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL - CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: When is a yid not a yid? This is a question the FA may need to answer in the coming weeks, not to mention Chelsea, and Tottenham.
MARTIN SAMUEL: The turkeys really have voted for Christmas - 08/09/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL — CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: Winter is coming. Anyone who watches Game of Thrones gets that. But do you know why it is coming? Why is there some looming date?
England 2-1 Slovakia: Marcus Rashford to the rescue - 04/09/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL AT WEMBLEY: With almost his first touch of the game Marcus Rashford made the mistake as England conceded their fastest goal since the farcical visit to San Marino in 1993.
Time for Bale to pick up the phone when our clubs call - 04/09/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL - CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: Transfer deadline day came and went, and Gareth Bale remained untroubled. Arsenal bid for a winger, but not Bale. Liverpool, too.
Danny Drinkwater trains with Chelsea for the first time - 04/09/2017
Danny Drinkwater has begun his preparations for an immediate return to Leicester City by joining up with his new Chelsea team-mates in training, with Antonio Conte leading a session.
Transfer news: Galatasaray in talks with Chelsea over signing Baba Rahman or Kenedy - 04/09/2017
Dele Alli must cut out the insipid displays for England - 04/09/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL - CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: When Joachim Low wanted to bring his Germany team closer to Spain, the first thing he did was take a look at dwell times.
Portsmouth 0-1 Rotherham: Jon Taylor winner earns win - 03/09/2017
OLIVER TODD AT FRATTON PARK: Rotherham ended a 512-day wait for an away win to find the light at the end of a tunnel that Kenny Jackett thought was impossible to find.
Who is Chelsea new £25m signing Davide Zappacosta? - 01/09/2017
Chelsea missed out on a number of their primary transfer targets this summer, but manager Antonio Conte to succeed in his attempts to bring in his Davide Zappacosta, but who is he?
Alexis Sanchez UPDATE: Manchester City prepare £70million offer for Arsenal star - 30/08/2017
Arsenal will lose yet again if Alexis Sanchez fades away  - 29/08/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL - CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: Alexis Sanchez sat on the bench, his blue shirt pulled up, hiding his face, engulfing his head. This could well be his last season at Arsenal.
Coleman will allow his players to leave for transfer talks - 29/08/2017
LAURIE WHITWELL: Chris Coleman will allow players in his Wales squad to leave camp this week if they need to complete transfers before deadline day.
Transfer news: Chelsea AGREE FEE with Arsenal for midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain - 28/08/2017
Liverpool 4-0 Arsenal: Dreadful Gunners picked apart - 27/08/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL AT ANFIELD: Liverpool were magnificent. That needs to be said because, in the coming days, there is going to be a lot of commentary about Arsenal.
Those crying for window to close keep spending: Samuel - 22/08/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL - CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: The verdict was close to unanimous. Premier League managers are in favour of shutting the transfer window early, and unilaterally.
Tottenham 1-2 Chelsea: Marcos Alonso scores double - 20/08/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL AT WEMBLEY: One thing is for certain. When it is Chelsea’s turn to make Wembley their temporary home, the national stadium will hold no demons.
Chelsea lack depth and quality - GLENN HODDLE - 20/08/2017
GLENN HODDLE: Everything was set up for Chelsea this summer to kick on again but to put bluntly, Chelsea are weaker today than they were in April.
Tottenham Hotspur FC team news: Predicted line-up for Premier League clash v Chelsea - 19/08/2017
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho insists Chelsea remain the team to beat - 19/08/2017
Arsenal defender Gabriel joins Valencia for £11m - 18/08/2017
The Brazilian joined Arsenal from Villarreal for £15m in 2015 but has failed to hold down a regular place for the Premier League outfit.
Hoffenheim 1-2 Liverpool: Alexander-Arnold nets free-kick - 16/08/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL AT THE RHEIN-NECKAR ARENA: That is the trouble with 18-year-olds. They can be anything. So Trent Alexander-Arnold was the hero who scored the free-kick that set up this victory.
Exclusive - Mario Melchiot warns Diego Costa he risks 'killing his career' by continuing Chelsea exile - 15/08/2017
Man United 4-0 West Ham: Romelu Lukaku starts £75m payback - 13/08/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL AT OLD TRAFFORD: Can he play you every week? Let’s face it, if Romelu Lukaku could, Manchester United would be absolute certainties to win the Premier League this season.
Arsenal 4-3 Leicester City: Giroud seals comeback win - 11/08/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL AT THE EMIRATES STADIUM: Arsenal staged a stunning comeback as Olivier Giroud scored an 85th-minute winner to inflict Leicester City to defeat in a breath-taking contest.
Will Hughes puts Liverpool connection aside for Watford - 10/08/2017
Will Hughes was linked with Liverpool for five successive years from 2012 to 2016, though no move ever materialised for the England Under-21 midfielder.
Leeds 4-1 Port Vale: Samuel Saiz scores hat-trick - 10/08/2017
JANINE SELF AT ELLAND ROAD: Spaniard Samuel Saiz Alonso marked his Leeds debut with a hat-trick then found himself at the centre of spitting accusations.
Naby Keita Liverpool transfer news: Update as £70million-rated midfielder performs 'brutal foul' on RB Leipzig team-mate - 24/07/2017
Cristiano Ronaldo urges Neymar not to quit Barcelona - 24/07/2017
Cristiano Ronaldo is believed to have urged his rival Neymar not to quit Barcelona this summer, and only switch the Spanish giants for Manchester United.
Manchester City £52m target Benjamin Mendy flies out to LA - 23/07/2017
Manchester City £52m target Benjamin Mendy posts snap of him jetting out to Los Angeles on business class ahead of medical as Pep Guardiola step-up spending spree during American tour.
Chelsea stars arrive in Singapore - 23/07/2017
Chelsea have arrived in Singapore following their six-hour flight from Beijing with Alvaro Morata set to meet his new team-mates for the first time.
Manchester City target Benjamin Mendy set for medical - 22/07/2017
Benjamin Mendy is expected to have a medical with Manchester City this week after they thrashed out a £52million deal with Monaco. The France international has been a priority signing.
Man Utd target Ivan Perisic arrives in China with Inter - 19/07/2017
Jose Mourinho and Manchester United were confident of sealing a £44m deal with Croatian winger Ivan Perisic desperate to move to Old Trafford in the transfer window.
Everton have beaten the elitist trap set by FFP - 19/07/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL - CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: How wrong was Michel Platini over financial fair play? Just look at Everton. Remember the club, as it was? With their noses pressed against the glass.
Chelsea fans can afford to be forgiving - MARTIN SAMUEL - 22/06/2017
This week is a bit of a Chelsea special, but MARTIN SAMUEL also finds room to discuss Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford, and doubts over their futures at Old Trafford.
Football is learning its hockey lesson at last - 21/06/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL - CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: It was 2009 when hockey first experimented with a self-pass rule; 2010 when it became law. Seven years later, football has caught up.
Policeman Samuel Sarfo receives call-up to Ghana squad - 10/06/2017
Ghanaian Samuel Sarfo has quickly gone from protecting the national side to claiming a place in the squad for their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia.
Manchester United news: Red Devils win Europa League - 24/05/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL AT THE FRIENDS ARENA: He got it all right. The mood, the strategy, the plan. Jose Mourinho said the Europa League represented the safest route to the Champions League.
West Ham 0-4 Liverpool: Philippe Coutinho nets brace - 14/05/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL AT THE LONDON STADIUM: It was the sort of game that can result when one team has nothing to play for, and another has everything.
Chelsea champions: Michy Batshuayi seals Premier League - 12/05/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL AT THE HAWTHORNS: Michy Batshuayi has not scored many goals this season: but if you’re going to score one, it might as well be the one that wins the Premier League title.
Manchester United 1-1 Celta Vigo (agg 2-1) - 11/05/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL AT OLD TRAFFORD: Manchester United booked their place in the Europa League after an end-to-end draw with Celta Vigo at Old Trafford on Thursday night.
Arsenal 2-0 Man Utd: Granit Xhaka and Danny Welbeck score - 07/05/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL AT THE EMIRATES STADIUM: Granit Xhaka and Danny Welbeck guided Arsenal to victory over top four rivals Manchester United on Sunday afternoon.
West Ham 1-0 Tottenham: Manuel Lanzini strike earns win - 06/05/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL AT LONDON STADIUM: It was the Tottenham end that was clearing, the home stands still packed, celebrating, twisting and shouting.
Manchester derby 2017: Jose Mourinho holds on for draw - 28/04/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL AT THE ETIHAD: The brains trust strikes again. Two fouls and a headbutt. Remember the old joke about there being no famous Belgians. Well, there are certainly some infamous ones.
Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham: Match report - 26/04/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL AT SELHURST PARK: What a hit. Not just the shot, but the impact it had on the title race. Tottenham looked to be floundering here. They looked tired, shorn of much of their swagger.
Chelsea 4-2 Southampton: Diego Costa boosts title bid - 25/04/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: It has been rather a good four days for Chelsea. The seven-point lead at the top has been restored, maybe a little damage done to a few egos at Tottenham.
Arsenal news: Alexis Sanchez secures FA Cup final spot - 23/04/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL AT WEMBLEY: If this was one of Alexis Sanchez’s last meaningful acts for Arsenal, it may be the one that preserves Arsene Wenger as manager.
Man United 2-1 Anderlecht: Marcus Rashford nets the winner - 21/04/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL AT OLD TRAFFORD: Those who thought, complacently, that an away goal in Brussels made this a straightforward return for United, were made to eat their words.
Leicester 1-1 Atletico Madrid (Agg: 1-2): Fairy tale over - 18/04/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL AT THE KING POWER STADIUM: What a ride it has been. What thrills and surprises, all the way through to the final 30 minutes here when Leicester needed two goals.
Manchester United 2-0 Chelsea: Premier League match report - 16/04/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL AT OLD TRAFFORD: Jose Mourinho put his side back into the hunt for the Champions League places, and he did so making his old charges at Chelsea look second best.
Anderlecht 1-1 Manchester United: Mkhitaryan scores again - 14/04/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL IN BRUSSELS: Jose Mourinho may have identified the Europa League as their best route to the Champions League – but that doesn’t make winning it a done deal.
France vs Spain: Umtiti wants Barcelona bragging rights - 27/03/2017
Barcelona centre-back Samuel Umtiti is hoping to claim the bragging rights over his club team-mates when France face Spain in a mouth-watering friendly on Tuesday night at the Stade de France.
England 2-0 Lithuania - 26/03/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL AT WEMBLEY: Gareth Southgate was on the pitch when Jermain Defoe played his first game for England. His last? Well, that may be some way off now after this display.
Germany 1-0 England: Lukas Podolski scores thunderbolt - 22/03/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL AT SIGNAL IDUNA PARK: Joe Hart tried his best but the ball was already in the net. This was Lukas Podolski’s farewell to international football and he wanted out with a bang.
Chelsea U18 7-1 Tottenham U18 (9-2 agg) - 18/03/2017
AMITAI WINEHOUSE AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: If Gareth Southgate wants an indication of where England’s future lies, he would do well to watch back Chelsea breezing into the FA Youth Cup final.
Stoke City v Chelsea confirmed team news: Eden Hazard out with injury, replaced by Pedro - 18/03/2017
West Brom v Arsenal, English Premier League LIVE score - 18/03/2017
Arsenal can move within two points of fourth-placed Liverpool with victory over West Brom at the Hawthorns in the early Premier League kick-off on Saturday. Follow all the action LIVE.
Wenger insists refs are too quick to book Arsenal star - 18/03/2017
Arsene Wenger admits Granit Xhaka must address a problem with his tackling technique but fears the Swiss international has become a victim of his bad reputation.
Bournemouth v Swansea City: Team news, odds and stats - 17/03/2017
Get the latest team news and stats ahead of the Premier League clash between Bournemouth and Swansea City at the Vitality Stadium.
Crystal Palace boss Sam Allardyce lauds 'exceptional' Mamadou Sakho but casts doubt on permanent move for Liverpool defender - 17/03/2017
Everton v Hull City: Team news, odds and stats - 17/03/2017
Get the latest team news and stats ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and Hull City at Goodison Park.
Leicester City owner eyes Royal Ascot - 17/03/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: The Thai, a keen polo player who made his fortune through duty-free shops, did his homework on the most suitable training establishment.

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