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James Milner kept his place in the Liverpool side [from the 7-0 Champions League win in Maribor] on Sunday after Gini Wijnaldum picked up a knee injury on the eve of the game at Wembley.

The 31-year-old was handed his first Premier League start in over a month against Tottenham and after Heung-Min Son raced past him to latch onto Harry Kane’s pass [to make it 2-0] on twelve minutes - Milner was probably wishing he could take his place back amongst the substitutes...... which is where he'll probably end up next Saturday when Liverpool face Huddersfield at Anfield. Wijnaldum is poised to return after Jurgen Klopp confirmed his knock on the knee was "very painful" but nothing serious. "We couldn’t do it overnight. It’s not a big thing but the time was too short from yesterday to today, so he’s not even involved in the squad," he revealed after the 4-1 drubbing.
Oct 23 - 5:59 PM

Northern Ireland are sweating on the fitness of Jonny Evans after the West Brom centre-back limped off with a suspected groin strain at Southampton on Saturday.

The Baggies defender was caught twice [accidentally] during the opening exchanges, on each occasion hitting the St Mary’s turf hard. Initially it seemed that Evans had landed awkwardly on his shoulder, but manager Tony Pulis revealed post-match that he had been replaced due to a muscular problem. "Jonny's [injury is his] groin," he said. "We're not sure [on the severity] until we scan it tomorrow." While West Brom have cover should he miss out this weekend – Allan Nyom, Gareth McAuley or Chris Brunt could all come into the side – the sight of Evans limping off will be more of a concern to Michael O’Neill whose Northern Ireland side take on Switzerland in a two-legged World Cup qualifying play-off game next month.
Source: Daily Mail
Oct 23 - 5:34 PM

Everton announced the departure of manager Ronald Koeman after taking only eight points from nine games.

The Dutch manager was in his second season as manager, brought in two summers ago to take the club to the next level. While finishing seventh and qualifying for Europa League last season, the departure of Romelu Lukaku seems to have uncovered the club's glaring weaknesses. Only the bottom two clubs in the Premier League have move losses and less goals than third-bottom Everton, who has gone winless in its last five matches in all competitions with a League Cup match against Chelsea ahead on Wednesday.
Oct 23 - 4:53 PM

Mauricio Pochettino was quick to allay mounting injury concerns after Harry Kane was replaced with two minutes, plus injury time, remaining in today’s fixture with Liverpool.

The in-form striker appeared to grab his left hamstring in the dying moments and was immediately substituted sparking fears that he could be set for a spell on the sidelines. But, to the huge relief of more than two million FPL managers, the Tottenham boss confirmed his withdrawal was due to fatigue and not injury: "He's tired, three games in one week and the effort was amazing from him." Pochettino went on to wax lyrical about the striker who once again scored to take him to the top of the goal scoring charts. "He is a fantastic player, one of the best strikers, it's difficult to find words to describe him - he's unbelievable, the effort when we don't have the ball - so professional." Kane will be rested in the Carabao Cup with a view to returning in the early kick-off at Old Trafford next Saturday.
Source: talkSPORT
Oct 22 - 5:01 PM

Dejan Lovren had an afternoon to forget, forcing Jurgen Klopp to substitute the defender in the first half as Liverpool would get outmatched by Tottenham, 4-1.

Tottenham would get off to a flying start, scoring twice in the first twelve minutes, and Lovren was partially, if not completely, at fault for both goals. He allowed Harry Kane to get behind him easily for the first goal and then misread a header attempt, allowing Kane to easily find a teammate for the second strike. Klopp made the switch around the half hour mark, not long after the Reds pulled one back when Jordan Henderson delivered a nice through ball to Mo Salah and the Egyptian international clanked it in off the far the post. Any thought of a comeback was thwarted just before halftime though, when Spurs added a third goal. Liverpool created a few more chances in the second half, but their best chance, a blast by Philippe Coutinho, was saved well by Hugo Lloris. Lovren's days as a starter may be coming to a quick end.
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 22 - 1:11 PM

A Premier League single-game attendance record was set today as Harry Kane contributed two goals and an assist en route to Tottenham's convincing 4-1 win over Liverpool.

Whatever nerves Tottenham were holding while playing at Wembley were eradicated today, as over 80,000 people showed up to watch an impressive display by Spurs. They got an early goal to take away any pressure, when Kane received a Kieran Trippier ball, kept his balance while rounding the keeper and found the back of the net. Eight minutes later, it was 2-0 when Kane angled a lovely ball to Heung-min Son and the latter slotted home. Liverpool would pull one back not long after, but Dele Alli's goal just before halftime, smashing home a ball cleared perfectly into his path, kept the momentum with the home side. Kane capped off his lovely day in the 56th minute, poaching a ball home after an initial shot from Jan Vertonghen. Kane went down late and was removed, but it looks initially to be a minor cramp issue.
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 22 - 1:02 PM

Arsenal had already come from behind to lead when Idrissa Gueye was dismissed after seeing his second yellow card.

Things just keep getting worse for Ronald Koeman as Everton couldn't maintain an early lead and lost 5-2 to fall into the relegation zone. Wayne Rooney scored early from a Gana steal and assist. Arsenal scored three and saw Gana dismissed before garbage time goals from Niasse, Rasmsey and Sanchez.
Source: Espnfc.com
Oct 22 - 11:24 AM

Arsenal conceded two comical goals but scored five at Goodison for a comfortable victory.

Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey both scored and assisted as Arsenal powered to a 5-2 victory early on Sunday. The two midfielders were joined on the score sheet by Monreal, Lacazette, and Alexis who scored his first of the season in the league.
Source: Espnfc.com
Oct 22 - 11:11 AM

It was confirmed by Sean Dyche following Burnley's defeat at the hands of Manchester City that Sam Vokes was absent from the squad due to an abdominal strain.

Vokes was on hand at the Etihad and it appears the injury is not serious, as it was not discussed prior to the game and Dyche didn't imply the striker would be missing further time. That may put him in contention to start next weekend's match against Newcastle, as the extent of Chris Wood's hamstring injury is yet unknown. Ashley Barnes provides a final option if needed, but their attack would be in much better shape if one Wood or Vokes is fit.
Oct 22 - 2:49 AM

Sofiane Boufal dribbled three quarters of the field on his own and slotted home for the only goal as Southampton beat West Brom 1-0.

This match was an unlikely spot to yield a candidate for goal of the year but that's exactly what happened. The rest of the match was frenetic but ultimately lacking in quality end product. That was until Sofiane Boufal picked up an errant ball in his own half and dribbled through most of the West Brom defense leaving defenders on the ground in his wake. He slotted home from just outside the box for a must-see Winer for the struggling Saints.
Source: Espnfc.com
Oct 21 - 2:37 PM

Manchester United's unbeaten start to the season came to an end with an unexpected 2-1 defeat at Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

Jose Mourinho's side travelled to the John Smith's Stadium looking to keep pace with Manchester City at the top of the table. However, sloppy mistakes in the first-half saw them leave five points back of their rivals. Juan Mata committed the first error when he gave the ball away in midfield to Aaron Mooy, who fired home from close-range to give the Terriers the lead in the 28th. The next mistake was made by Victor Lindelof, on for the injured Phil Jones, which allowed Laurent Depoitre to cruise in and double the home side's lead five minutes later. Though Rashford pulled one back when he headed home from Romelu Lukaku's cross in the 78th, United were unable to break the disciplined Town defense for an equalizer.
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 21 - 1:02 PM

Swansea City was not able to turn around an early deficit in a 2-1 home loss to Leicester City.

Swansea City fell behind in the 24th minute on its own accord as defender Federico Fernandesz headed in an own goal to help the Foxes. Riyad Mahrez sent a scintillating cross into the box that Fernandez tried to steer wide, only to see it beat Lukasz Fabianski at the near post. Things got worse for the Swans just after the half-time break as Shinji Okazaki made it a 2-0 deficit in the 49th minute. However, Swansea was able to pull one back in the 56th minute with a dazzling effort from Alfie Mawson, who took a pass from Jordan Ayew and turned it past Kasper Schmeichel. But that's where it ended for Swansea as Leicester held on for it's first win in six league matches.
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 21 - 12:48 PM

Huddersfield Town snapped a six-match winless run with a shock by defeating Manchester United 2-1 at the John Smith's Stadium.

Manager David Wagner stated before the match that he would not change the identity of his side and the decision paid massive dividends. Manchester United had only conceded twice in eight league matches this season, but the Terriers struck twice inside five minutes during the first-half. Aaron Mooy provided the first when he fired home after Tom Ince's shot was blocked by De Gea. Laurent Depoitre then rounded the goalkeeper minutes later and slotted home to double the lead on 33 minutes. United pulled one back through Marcus Rashford in the 78th, but the Town defense held firm and took all three points despite a nervy finish. The victory was their first against Manchester United since 1952 and undoubtedly a massive confidence boost for the Yorkshire club.
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 21 - 12:31 PM

Bournemouth overcame their previous profligacy in front of goal this season on their way to earning a 2-1 win over Stoke City at the Bet 365 Stadium.

The Potters had just one win in seven heading into this tie and that record has only worsened in defeat. Bournemouth grabbed a 2 goal lead early on, first through Surman and then Junior Stanislas. The second goalscorer provided the first to his midfield teammate, who stuck in a tidy finish into the bottom corner of Jack Butland's net. Stanislas himself scored from the penalty spot after Benik Afobe was fouled by Ryan Shawcross. Afobe had started up front alongside Lys Mousset with both Defoe (hamstring) and Josh King (illness) unavailable. Stoke plaed their way back into the game, dominating the second-half but managing to muster up just one goal through Diouf who converted a knock-down by Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting. The Cherries remain in the relegation zone but their first away win of the season will come as a relief to Eddie Howe.
Source: BBC Sport
Oct 21 - 12:25 PM

Leicester City broke its six-match Premier League winless streak with a 2-1 win against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.

If manager Craig Shakespeare's firing was meant to serve as a wake-up call, it certainly showed with Leicester City looking inspired in its first match without the manager. The scoring began in the 25th minute after Riyad Mahrez's sharp cross into the box was directed into the back of the net by Federico Fernandez for an own goal. Soon after the start of the second half, it was Mahrez again who was able to set up the goal after finding Shinji Okazaki to double the club's lead, which held despite a goal from Alfie Mawson 10 minutes later.
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 21 - 12:18 PM


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