Arsenal rely on set pieces to beat West Brom
Arsenal took advantage of a free kick and a penalty, both converted by Alexandre Lacazette, to earn a 2-0 victory over West Brom on Monday night.
West Brom disappointed by penalty decision.
Tony Pulis and Jay Rodriguez react to the referee's decision not to award West Brom a penalty in their loss at Arsenal.
Wenger praises ref for decision on West Brom penalty claim.
Arsene Wenger discusses Arsenal's win over West Brom and Shkodran Mustafi's challenge on Jay Rodriguez in the penalty area.
Africans to watch in the Champions League
Which of the continent's stars could be set to steal the show in the midweek Champions League fixtures?
What's Mourinho complaining about?
You'd have thought Jose Mourinho would be pleased after Manchester United's 1-0 win away to Southampton.
Mourinho escapes FA ban for sending off
Jose Mourinho will not face further FA sanctions after being sent off during Manchester United's 1-0 win over Southampton on Saturday.
Jones' attempt to banish injury jinx
Phil Jones has suffered so many false dawns at Manchester United, he must be hoping his latest run of strong form continues.
Klopp pleased to have four 'artists' in attack
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has no qualms about unleashing his fearsome attacking quartet now all are at his disposal.
Liverpool must execute in defence
Gab Marcotti: Credit Jurgen Klopp for acknowledging Liverpool's errors but it's time to make it work. Plus, will man-marking Messi work?
Karius to start over Mignolet vs. Spartak
Jurgen Klopp says Loris Karius will start in goal for Liverpool against Spartak Moscow in the Champions League on Tuesday.
- Klopp pleased to have four 'artists' in attack
- Sanabria's brace puts Real Betis into fifth
- Southgate pays tribute to Barry for record
- Bayern adding retired Starke to UCL squad
Hat-trick hero Morata tops the charts
ESPN FC's worldwide editorial desks nominate their top performers from the weekend's action. Chelsea's hat-trick hero is this week's No. 1.
Morata proving critics wrong
Sometimes you wonder how certain perceptions enter the mainstream -- like the notion that Alvaro Morata is "soft."
Azpilicueta Chelsea's new assist king
The four assists Cesar Azpilicueta has from his first six games is just one fewer than his tally in each of his previous two Premier League campaigns.
Guardiola remains realistic about Man City
Leave it to Pep Guardiola to dampen enthusiasm by reminding everyone that this time last year, Manchester City were doing even better than they are.
Overdue praise for Man City's defence
Man City's oft-maligned defence has surrendered only two goals in Premier League play, tied for the best mark.
Guardiola: City not getting carried away
Pep Guardiola says it is easy to keep his Manchester City players focused because they know there is a long way to go in the season.
W2W4: Can in-form Dortmund beat Real?
UCL W2W4: Dortmund will fancy their chances of an upset vs. Real Madrid while Atletico Madrid and Chelsea battle in the Diego Costa Derby.
Cause for concern with Higuain at Juventus?
Another lights-out performance from Paulo Dybala meant that Gonzalo Higuain's demotion to the bench was somewhat overshadowed.
Don't blame PSG draw on absent Neymar
It shouldn't be a binary equation but inevitably, many saw it that way. No Neymar, no win.
Crystal Palace the worst team in Prem history?
Ian Darke weighs in on Crystal Palace's winless and goalless start to the Premier League season.
The Premier League weekend's best and worst
Iain Macintosh reflects on the weekend's Premier League action, from best performer to worst dive and the unlikely hero.
Morata leads the way in Team of the Weekend
Alvaro Morata scored his first Premier League hat trick in a Team of the Weekend littered with Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool and Man City players.
Mitten: Young shows his value at left-back
He might not be the best DJ - at least according to Patrice Evra! - but Ashley Young has been proving his worth, as he showed at Southampton.
Fellaini set to miss Moscow trip - sources
Marouane Fellaini is set to miss Manchester United's Champions League trip to CSKA Moscow after suffering an ankle injury, sources have told ESPN FC.
Concern for Man United in the midfield?
With a number of injuries in the midfield, Craig Burley examines how Man United might cope when they visit CSKA Moscow.
Madrid look to reverse fortunes at Dortmund
Real Madrid has no wins in six tries at Dortmund, but Ronaldo traditionally lights up Bundesliga opponents.
Zidane: Real Madrid haven't lost confidence
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has admitted he and his players have full confidence in what they are doing despite a slow start to La Liga.
Bosz: Real won't be affected by injuries.
Borussia Dortmund manager Peter Bosz says Champions League opponent Real Madrid will not be weakened by recent injuries.
Atletico go from strength to strength
It was a good week all around for Atletico Madrid.
Morata, not Costa, worthy of Madrid focus
Diego Costa will be the name on everyone's lips when Chelsea face Atletico Madrid on Wednesday but his replacement, Alvaro Morata, should be the focus
Costa joining a competitive Atletico - Luis
Atletico Madrid full-back Filipe Luis says that Diego Costa is coming back into a squad full of competition for places.
Seven missing Spurs 'not an excuse' - Poch
Mauricio Pochettino insists he will not be crying over Tottenham's long list of absentees ahead of their Champions League game against Apoel Nicosia.
Vertonghen: Eriksen among top playmakers
Tottenham Hotspur's Christian Eriksen is now among the best playmakers in the world, according to teammate Jan Vertonghen.
Tottenham in good shape pre APOEL
Tottenham turn attention to the Champions League this week, with Mauricio Pochettino's men approaching top form ahead of the clash with APOEL.
Konadu, GFA the big winners in WAFU Cup triumph
There would be no-over-the-top celebration of a sub-regional triumph, but quietly Maxwell Konadu and his Black Stars B team would be deeply satisfied with the one-month period which has eased the disdain for coach and his players.
Black Stars embarrass Eagles to lift WAFU Cup
Ghana defeated Nigeria 4-1 in the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations final on Sunday, avenging an earlier group stage defeat to the Super Eagles.
Transfer Talk: United look to keep mitts on De Gea
Manchester United are set to offer David De Gea a new contract to ward off longtime admirers Real Madrid. Plus, Everton's failed run at Diego Costa.
Transfer Rater: Ozil to Man United
Dele Alli to Real Madrid and Mesut Ozil to Manchester United are two of today's transfer rumours, courtesy of Football Whispers.
Liverpool need a slice of fortune
Saturday's 3-2 win at Leicester was typical Liverpool: a flash attack but a porous defence. Those issues aside, the Reds also need a slice of luck.
Mignolet's super record with penalties
Penalty hero Simon Mignolet has saved eight spot kicks as Liverpool keeper. Here's a look back at them all.
Klopp hails fans' reaction to Coutinho
Jurgen Klopp says Philippe Coutinho's reintegration into the Liverpool side has been made easier by the positive reaction of supporters.
Why Bayern need a good result at PSG
Bayern Munich are under a bit of pressure for the first time in a while, it seems, but as tension grows, a good result at PSG would be just the tonic.
PSG deny €1m Cavani penalty offer - report
PSG have told Le Parisien that speculation Edinson Cavani was offered €1m by president Nasser Al-Khelaifi to allow Neymar to take penalties is untrue.
Bayern chief: €100m deals unacceptable
Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has told kicker that "a €100 million player is unacceptable" for the German champions.
Conte: No plan to be abroad for a long time
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has admitted that he misses Italy, adding that it is unlikely he will spend the rest of his coaching career abroad.
Morata's slick skills with chewing gum
Alvaro Morata has taken the Premier League by storm with six goals already ... and he's pretty nifty juggling chewing gum as well.
Chelsea's Morata perfect for Prem - Conte
Antonio Conte praised Alvaro Morata for rising to the physical challenge of the Premier League.
BVB U17s' Moukoko, 12, nets 16 in 7 games
Youssoufa Moukoko, the 12-year-old Dortmund attacker, scored a hat trick at the weekend to bring an emphatic end to his one-match goal drought.
Brighton boss: Stamp on Yedlin an accident
Chris Hughton has insisted that Brighton match-winner Tomer Hemed's stamp on DeAndre Yedlin was an accident.
Brighton earn narrow win over Newcastle
A solitary goal from striker Tomer Hemed was enough to give Brighton and Hove Albion a 1-0 home win over Newcastle, the club that pipped them to the Championship title last season.
Kenya stripped of hosting Nations Championship
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) cited "accumulated delays" in Kenya's preparations for the tournament.
Chibuku Cup: Dynamos, Highlanders booted out
Harare giants CAPS United were the only big team to progress past the first round on a weekend of upsets in the Chibuku Super Cup.
Platinum dumped out of Chibuku Cup
Zvishavane-based giants FC Platinum are out of the Chibuku Super Cup after going down 1-0 at home to Chapungu in a first round tie on Saturday.
Champions crash out of Aiteo Cup
Plateau United's hopes of a League and Cup 'double' went up in smoke on Sunday following a 4-2 aggregate defeat to Niger Tornadoes.
Sunshine, Ifeanyi progress to Aiteo Cup semifinals
Defending champions FC Ifeanyi Ubah and fellow Premier League side Sunshine Stars earned Aiteo Cup semifinal tickets on Saturday.
SA women break hosts' hearts to win Cosafa
Leandra Smeda scored a 90th minute winner as South Africa claimed the 2017 Cosafa Women's Championship title with a 2-1 victory over Zimbabwe at the Barbourfields Stadium in Bulawayo on Sunday.
Ozil wants to swap Arsenal for Man United
Mesut Ozil is fed up with life at the Emirates and is ready to swap Arsenal for Man United, while Everton are ready to return for Olivier Giroud.
CAF: Sundowns dumped out of Champions League
Defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns were dumped out of the CAF Champions League after losing 3-2 on penalties to Moroccan side Wydad Casablanca.
Girona stopped Messi but didn't stop Barca
With Messi scoring nine goals in his first five league games, Girona put Pablo Maffeo on the No. 10. It almost worked and Barca have to learn from it.
Man-marking Messi aided Barca - Valverde
Lionel Messi endured a frustrating night as he was man-marked by on loan Manchester City defender Pablo Maffeo in Barcelona's 3-0 win over Girona.
Off-form Barca good enough vs. Girona
Despite being far from their best and an unusually quiet performance from Lionel Messi, Barca cruised to a 3-0 win over new Catalonia rivals Girona.
Klopp: Reds not Globetrotters, need results
Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool were the "deserved winner" of a thrilling encounter with Leicester City and was proud of how his team handled pressure
Mignolet sticks out in win over Leicester
Philippe Coutinho provided the platform for Liverpool at Leicester and Simon Mignolet's penalty heroics ensured they won for the first time in five.
Coutinho returns in style to help Liverpool win
Philippe Coutinho re-announced himself to the Premier League and Liverpool held on despite its defence to win a five-goal thriller at Leicester, writes Iain Macintosh.
No Neymar, no win as Montpellier hold PSG
Paris Saint-Germain dearly missed the absent Neymar, as Edinson Cavani and Co. were substandard and held to a goalless draw at Montpellier.
Auba earns perfect 10 with hat trick
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang bagged a hat trick, Maximilian Philipp scored a brace and Dortmund stayed perfect in a 6-1 rout of Borussia Monchengladbach.
What if Aubameyang stayed at Dortmund?
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wanted to leave Dortmund in the summer, and he still might, but what if he decided to stay instead?
Good weather hampered United - Mourinho
Jose Mourinho said he did not know why he was sent off in the final minutes of Manchester United's 1-0 victory at Southampton.
United vow to take action over Lukaku song
Manchester United have asked for CCTV footage to try to identify those chanting a controversial song about Romelu Lukaku in the win at Southampton.
Lukaku scores, United keep pace with City
Manchester United held off Southampton 1-0 thanks to another Romelu Lukaku goal but Paul Pogba's absence in midfield was apparent, writes Nick Ames.
Morata earns 10/10 for bagging a hat trick
Alvaro Morata was sensational as Chelsea thrashed Stoke -- and Antonio Conte also deserves praise for his man management at the bet365.
Diego who? Morata treble
Alvaro Morata scored a hat trick at Stoke in the week Chelsea said farewell to Diego Costa, proving he is the man for Antonio Conte.
Conte proud of Chelsea's composure.
Despite a convincing 4-0 win over Stoke, Antonio Conte was most pleased that his side never became complacent.
Guardiola: Sane didn't deserve to play before.
Pep Guardiola says Leroy Sane didn't deserve to play at the start of the season, but has since improved the "simple things."
Sane 'didn't deserve' to start before - Pep
Leroy Sane hasn't seen much game time this season because he didn't return from preseason in good form, Pep Guardiola said.
Leroy Sane stars as City thrash Palace
Leroy Sane was among the stars as the Manchester City juggernaut continued with a 5-0 thrashing of poor Crystal Palace.
Ceballos seizes chance, teases at bright future
Dani Ceballos took advantage of his first Real Madrid start by scoring two goals, but he has yet to scratch the surface on his potential.
Super day for Ceballos after double strike
Real Madrid had Dani Ceballos to think after getting back to winning ways in La Liga, the youngster scoring twice on his first league start.
Zidane: Real Madrid not in a good period
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane admitted "this is not a brilliant period for us" but maintained the three points were all important after a 2-1 win over Alaves.
La Liga: Real escape; Barcelona still perfect
Real Madrid returned to winning ways against Alaves while Barcelona are now six wins from six tries to open their La Liga campaign.
Carrasco, Griezmann net for Atletico
Diego Costa watched on from the stands as Atletico Madrid produced a real show of strength and fired a warning to Champions League opponents Chelsea.
Neymar departure was bad decision - Rakitic
Ivan Rakitic has told the BBC that Neymar's move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain was a "bad decision for me" but must be respected.
PSL: Wits get first win, Chiefs draw blank
Defending champions Bidvest Wits finally picked up their first win of the PSL season, while Kaizer Chiefs continued to underwhelm on Saturday.
Abraham strike not enough for Swansea vs. Watford
Watford came from behind to win 2-1 at Swansea City after goals from Troy Deeney and Richarlison cancels out Tammy Abraham's opener.
Enobakhare strikes again as Wolves beat Barnsley
Following on from his League Cup strike in midweek, Bright Enobakhare netted Wolves' first as they beat Barnsley 2-1, with Alfred N'Diaye scoring the home side's winner.
Nigeria meet arch-rivals Ghana in WAFU Cup final
Nigeria and hosts Ghana renew their fierce rivalry in Sunday's WAFU Cup of Nations final, with the two teams set for a replay after clashing during the group stage in a 2-0 win for the Super Eagles.
Two-goal Niasse the unlikely hero as Everton beat Bournemouth
Everton outcast Oumar Niasse returned to the side and struck twice as the Toffees came from behind to beat Bournemouth 2-1 at home.
Utd set for Pogba surgery choice - sources
Manchester United are set to make a decision about whether Paul Pogba needs surgery on his hamstring injury next week, sources have told ESPN FC.
No United attackers can be benched - Mou
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has said the goalscoring form of his attacking players is giving him a selection headache.
Mourinho: Happiness key to Martial's form
Jose Mourinho has said Anthony Martial's upturn in form this season is because the forward is playing with a smile on his face.
PSL officiating crisis back in the spotlight after shambolic showing
The standard of refereeing in South Africa's Premier Soccer League is reaching a crisis point for a competition that likes to trumpet itself as the best on the African continent, and comparable with many in Europe.
Guardiola: Aguero will 'die scoring goals.'
Pep Guardiola jokes that Sergio Aguero will "die scoring goals" as the striker closes in on Man City's all-time scoring record.
City's Aguero will 'die scoring goals' - Pep
The Argentinian striker is just two goals from equalling the 78-year record of Eric Brook, who scored 177 goals for City in the 1930s.
Pep: Title not two-horse race with United
Pep Guardiola has dismissed suggestions that the Premier League is a two-horse race between the Manchester clubs.
Sierra Leone FA president Johansen indicted
Sierra Leone Football Association president Isha Johansen has been indicted on six counts of corruption, deepening the problems for football there.
Cape Town City back to winning ways
Cape Town City returned to winning ways in the Absa Premiership when they claimed a controversial 1-0 win over Polokwane City at Cape Town Stadium on Friday night.
Ligue 1: Falcao boosts Monaco; Nice held
FUS Rabat advance to Confed Cup semis
Moroccan side FUS Rabat booked their place in the last four of the CAF Champions League after beating CS Sfaxien 5-4 on penalties at the Stade Taïeb Mhiri in Tunisia on Friday.
PSG turned to Neymar, Mbappe over Auba
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has confirmed his hopes of joining PSG in the summer were brought to an end by the club's new sporting director, who decided to sign other players.
- Klopp pleased to have four 'artists' in attack
- Sanabria's brace puts Real Betis into fifth
- Southgate pays tribute to Barry for record
- Bayern adding retired Starke to UCL squad
- Shenhua to Tevez: 'Show the real stuff'
- Seven missing Spurs 'not an excuse' - Poch
- Brighton's Hemed charged for Yedlin stamp
- Barry surpasses Giggs' appearance record
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