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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.
Liverpool transfer report: Reds leading chase for in-demand Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella - 16/03/2017
Coral Daily Download - Arsenal and Manchester United to miss out on top four? Latest Premier League odds! - 16/03/2017
Chelsea transfer news: Fans on whether paying £100m for Barkley and Lukaku is a good idea - 16/03/2017
Transfer ALERT! Barcelona to battle Chelsea and Manchester United for in-demand Marco Verratti - 15/03/2017
Leicester 2-0 Sevilla: Foxes through in Champions League - 14/03/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL AT THE KING POWER STADIUM: Leicester City put in a performance befitting of their tournament bearing the name Champions League to win a last 16 tie that had everything.
Arsenal FC news: Potential Arsene Wenger replacement Jorge Sampaoli admits future as Sevilla boss is uncertain - 14/03/2017
Ronaldo shares secret to ripped physique as he opens gym - 14/03/2017
Never one to shy away from showing off his physique, Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo got his hands dirty at the opening of a new CR7 gym on Monday.
Jack Wilshere not worried about Arsene Wenger at Arsenal - 14/03/2017
Arsenal are in turmoil. They may miss out on a top-four finish for the first time since 1996 and it is unclear as to whether Wenger will stay or go after 20 years in charge of the club.
David Beckham watches Manchester United against Chelsea - 13/03/2017
David Beckham took his place in the stands at Stamford Bridge as Manchester United put their defence of the FA Cup on the line against Premier League leaders Chelsea on Monday night.
Barcelona have won every game Samuel Umtiti has played in - 13/03/2017
Barcelona have won every one of the 16 league games in which Samuel Umtiti has featured since joining from Lyon, while emerging triumphant in just two of 11 games without him.
Everton midfielder James McCarthy called up to Republic of Ireland squad despite injury - 13/03/2017
Arsenal FC transfer news: 'Gunners ready to do battle with Manchester United for €100m Antoine Griezmann' - 13/03/2017
Fulham teenage star Ryan Sessegnon profile - 13/03/2017
As much as Fulham would love to keep him under wraps, 16-year-old wonderkid Ryan Sessegnon just keeps on attracting attention.
Manchester United team news: Predicted XI for Jose Mourinho's side v Chelsea in FA Cup quarter-final meeting - 13/03/2017
Liverpool v Burnley, EPL LIVE score - 12/03/2017
In a reduced weekend of Premier League action, Liverpool will be hoping to put pressure on sides above them in the top four when they host Burnley at Anfield.
Bournemouth 3-2 West Ham: Josh King goes from zero to hero - 11/03/2017
RIATH AL-SAMARRAI AT THE VITALITY STADIUM: Forget the running man of West Ham, this absurd and wonderful match belonged to the first king of Bournemouth. And so does the ball.
Transfer rumours and paper review – Saturday, March 11: Big guns eye Celtic star, Everton want Swansea ace, Allegri sets Arsenal deadline? - 11/03/2017
Arsenal news: Arsene Wenger expects fans to demand video replays - 11/03/2017
Liverpool FC transfer news: Emre Can wants new £100,000-a-week contract (reaction) - 10/03/2017
Uwe Rosler prepares Fleetwood for record-breaking match - 10/03/2017
EXCLUSIVE: Sipping a green tea, Uwe Rosler is sitting inside Fleetwood Town’s swanky £8million training base recalling his first few days in the job with an FA Cup clash against Bolton in sight.
Transfer report: Barcelona sent scouts to watch THREE Chelsea stars against West Ham - 09/03/2017
Sunderland to offer £25 season ticket next season - 08/03/2017
Youngsters who wish to sit in the family area at the Stadium of Light, with a paying adult, can do so for just £25 per season. Under 16s who want to go on their own will be charged £50.
West Ham 1-2 Chelsea: Eden Hazard and Diego Costa seal win - 07/03/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL AT THE LONDON STADIUM: There was something horribly prophetic about this victory. The chasers had scrapped to reel in the leaders and then Chelsea calmly restored the gap.
Leicester City 3-1 Liverpool: Jamie Vardy brace seals win - 28/02/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL AT THE KING POWER: Jamie Vardy scored his first Premier League goals for nearly three months as Leicester players suddenly rediscovered their title-winning form.
Why would Roberto Mancini dance with Leicester City?  - 27/02/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL - CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: What could Roberto Mancini, or any successor to Claudio Ranieri, achieve that would match the euphoria of last year at Leicester City?
EFL Cup final 2017: Zlatan Ibrahimovic the Man United hero - 26/02/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL AT WEMBLEY: Southampton had the better team, United the better player. The player, in fact. Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The one, the only. This was his cup, as much as theirs.
Sevilla 2-1 Leicester: Vardy notches priceless away goal - 22/02/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL AT THE RAMON SANCHEZ PIZJUAN STADIUM: Leicester had done nothing. Nothing to worry Sevilla. Nothing to suggest they had a hope in the rebound.
Manchester City 5-3 Monaco: Sergio Aguero nets twice - 21/02/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL AT THE ETIHAD: Maybe this is the game in which Manchester City learn to love the Champions League. What an occasion it was. A giant, twister of a match of force and frenzy.
Sutton 0-2 Arsenal: Theo Walcott nets 100th Gunners goal - 20/02/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL AT GANDER GREEN LANE: Breathe...and relax. Arsenal were not the stooge victims of the biggest shock in the history of the FA Cup on Monday night.
Pogba and Ibrahimovic surprise Manchester United fan - 12/02/2017
A young Manchester United fan was given the surprise of a lifetime when his heroes Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic paid him a visit. Young Samuel could hardly contain his delight.
Burnley 1-1 Chelsea report: Brady strike halts leaders - 12/02/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL AT TURF MOOR: It would be rather unfair to suggest, after this, that Chelsea elect cannot do it on a snowy afternoon in Burnley.
Egypt 1-2 Cameroon: Vincent Aboubakar scores late winner - 05/02/2017
JONNY SINGER IN GABON: Vincent Aboubakar’s strike was a goal worthy of any great Cameroonian striker, as Samuel Eto’o, who celebrated wildly in the stands, would surely attest.
Liverpool 0-1 Southampton: Saints reach EFL Cup final - 26/01/2017
MARTIN SAMUEL AT ANFIELD: This was a magnificent night of resilience for Southampton who will now meet Manchester United or Hull to decide the first trophy of the 2016-17 season.

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