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MAN CITY WIN TO KEEP OTHERS AT BAY

  Manchester City's nervous finish in an otherwise comfortable win at Watford showed "you can never relax in the Premier League", according to manager Pep Guardiola. The reigning champions had controlled Tuesday's game and led through goals from Leroy Sane and Riyad Mahrez but Abdoulaye Doucoure scrambled in for Watford in the

FA CHARGE KLOPP FOR CELEBRATION

  Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been charged by the Football Association with misconduct for running on to the pitch after his side's 96th-minute winner against Everton at Anfield. Klopp ran on to hug goalkeeper Alisson after Divock Origi's bizarre goal in Sunday's Merseyside derby. Liverpool won 1-0 to move two points behind

MOURINHO ALLEGEDLY CALLS POGBA A VIRUS

  Jose Mourinho has censured Paul Pogba in the wake of Manchester United's debilitating draw at Southampton, accusing the France international of showing a lack of respect for his team-mates and the club's supporters with the nature of his performance in Saturday's Premier League fixture. In a post-match dressing down delivered in

DE GEA WANTS TO BE UNITED HIGHEST EARNER

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea could reportedly be persuaded to remain at Old Trafford if he is offered a new five-year contract worth £350,000 per week. That is what the club's top earner, Alexis Sanchez, is paid, and De Gea is seeking parity with the Chilean as United continue to

PSG DISMANTLE LIVERPOOL

Liverpool face a nervy battle to reach the Champions League knockout stage after a damaging 2-1 defeat against an impressive Paris St-Germain. Jurgen Klopp's side, who were beaten finalists last season, are third in Group C and need to beat first-placed Napoli at Anfield next month to have a chance of

VAR TO BE INTRODUCED IN THE EPL NEXT SEASON

Video assistant referees are set to be used in the Premier League next season, after clubs agreed in principle to their introduction. The Premier League will now make a formal request to the International Football Association Board and Fifa. VAR was used at the 2018 World Cup, is in operation in Italy

BATSHUAYI SCORES A BRACE AS BELGIUM WIN

Michy Batshuayi scored twice as Belgium beat relegated Iceland to take them three points clear at the top of their Nations League group. A draw or win in Switzerland on Sunday will take the Belgians into next year's finals. Chelsea striker Batshuayi, on loan at Valencia, slid in Thomas Meunier's cross to

ROONEY BIDS FAREWELL AS ENGLAND WIN

Manager Gareth Southgate saw "a glimpse of the future" as England celebrated Wayne Rooney's final international appearance with a comfortable friendly win over the United States at Wembley. Southgate gave debuts to three players and they all impressed, with Bournemouth forward Callum Wilson's goal capping an industrious performance up front. Brighton defender

ROONEY TO CAPTAIN ENGLAND ONE LAST TIME

England's record goalscorer Wayne Rooney will captain the side and wear the number 10 shirt when he comes on to make his farewell appearance. Rooney, 33, retired from international football in 2017 but will win his 120th and final cap in a friendly against the United States at Wembley on Thursday. Fabian

REF SUSPENDED FOR USING ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS

The English Football Association has suspended a referee after he used an impromptu game of Rock, Paper, Scissors to decide the kick-off of a recent Women's Super League match. Realising he'd left his coin in the dressing room, official David McNamara asked the two captains of Manchester City and Reading --

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