Guardian sport on Friday, October 7 2022

Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

Liverpool face a crunch trip to north London, Roberto De Zerbi meets Antonio Conte again and another big Monday clashIn recent years Arsenal, seemingly in constant recalibration, have reliably come off second-best to Liverpool. But the leaders will begin Sunday’s match at the Emirates 11 points clea

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Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

Erik ten Hag’s derby selection backfires while Mikel Arteta appears to be building something special at ArsenalErik ten Hag is nothing if not a Serious Football Man, but there was an element of comedy about Manchester United’s unravelling at the Etihad. It was there in the comment from Ten Hag that

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Ed Aarons at Craven Cottage on Saturday, October 1 2022

Newcastle thrash Fulham as Almirón grabs double and Chalobah sees red

Marco Silva may have suffered worse days as a manager but probably not many. Nathaniel Chalobah’s red card eight minutes into his first Premier League start for more than two years paved the way for Newcastle to secure their second victory of the season as Fulham’s early momentum came to a shudderin

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Louise Taylor on Thursday, September 29 2022

No storm at Newcastle despite patchy start thanks to Howe’s calm influence

They have only one league win so far but there is no sense that the manager is under pressure from the club’s hierarchyWhen Chris Hughton arrived at Newcastle’s training ground for the first time, the mere act of opening his car door threatened to dispatch him to the medical room.The club’s former m

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Marcus Christenson, Steven Bloor and Garry Blight on Tuesday, September 27 2022

Next Generation 2022: 20 of the best talents at Premier League clubs

We pick the best youngsters at each club born between 1 September 2005 and 31 August 2006, an age band known as first-year scholars. Check the progress of our classes of 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 Continue reading...

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Exclusive by David Conn and Lucas Amin on Monday, September 26 2022

Documents reveal Tory minister’s push to smooth Saudi Newcastle takeover

Minister told league he would talk to Saudis at ‘highest level’Evidence contradicts previous government statementsThe UK government’s extensive efforts to facilitate the Saudi Arabian takeover of Newcastle United have been further exposed by documents, released by the Department for International Tr

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Guardian sport on Monday, September 19 2022

Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

Jack Grealish can still be key for City, Newcastle look lost in transition and Leicester search for positivesPep Guardiola’s love of tricksy ball-players is well-known – he once spent more than £30m on Cesc Fábregas when Barcelona already had perhaps the greatest midfield of all time. Similarly, add

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Louise Taylor at St James' Park on Saturday, September 17 2022

Alexander Isak penalty secures point for Newcastle against Bournemouth

Five points from three games is the sort of tally which, in the right context, can help caretaker coaches land more permanent managerial postings.Throw in three very decent unbeaten performances since Gary O’Neil took interim charge of Bournemouth after Scott Parker’s sacking and it is easy to imagi

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Louise Taylor on Friday, September 16 2022

Callum Wilson’s England World Cup hopes are not over, says Eddie Howe

Newcastle striker Wilson has been injured recentlyHowe: ‘Being out of the squad will fuel Callum’s motivation’Eddie Howe believes there is still time for Callum Wilson to earn a place in England’s squad for the World Cup in November. A thigh injury has dictated that the Newcastle centre-forward has

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Guardian sport on Friday, September 16 2022

Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

Key forwards return, pressure mounts on Brendan Rodgers and Eddie Howe takes on old club BournemouthThe Premier League should not have postponed last weekend’s fixtures. If people are working, it is wrong to confiscate their recreation, and that’s before we consider fans who’d taken time off or paid

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Louise Taylor on Monday, September 12 2022

Loris Karius returns to Premier League with Newcastle

Former Liverpool goalkeeper signs short deal until JanuaryKarius infamous for howlers in 2018 Champions League finalLoris Karius has made a surprise return to the Premier League after joining Newcastle United on a deal until January.The 29-year-old German goalkeeper had been without a club since lea

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PA Media on Monday, September 5 2022

Lee Mason not selected as VAR for this weekend’s Premier League fixtures

Mason advised referee to review Newcastle goal against PalaceEFL ‘incredibly frustrated’ by Huddersfield goalline tech failureLee Mason has not been selected as a video assistant referee for any Premier League match at the weekend, following a controversial disallowed goal for Newcastle against Crys

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Andy Brassell at St James' Park on Saturday, September 3 2022

Crystal Palace keep frustrated Newcastle at bay to secure point

In keeping with their week and their current mood Newcastle roared plenty, but the bite never came. They and Crystal Palace might have shared a sense that their positive starts to the season had not quite garnered the tangible reward they should have but their post-match sentiments will be acutely c

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Guardian sport on Friday, September 2 2022

Summer transfer window verdict: how every Premier League club fared

From Nottingham Forest’s 21 deals to Leicester’s one outfield signing we run the rule over the division’s £1.9bn outlay Men’s transfer window: all deals in Europe’s top five leaguesIt remains to be seen whether Arsenal will rue failing to add numbers in midfield or out wide. They could not tempt Ast

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Ben Fisher, Barry Glendenning, Will Unwin, Andy Hunter, Jamie Jackson, Louise Taylor and Ed Aarons on Friday, September 2 2022

Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

The season’s first Merseyside derby, an Old Trafford blockbuster and crunch time for Bruno Lage at WolvesSeven games into the season in all competitions and Frank Lampard can finally select a recognised striker he wants in an Everton shirt. Providing someone at the Premier League has registered Neal

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Jamie Jackson on Thursday, September 1 2022

Antony seals €100m Manchester United move as Dubrakva joins on loan

Forward says manager Erik ten Hag ‘brings out the best in me’United must buy Dubrakva if he plays agreed number of gamesManchester United have completed the signing of Antony from Ajax in a deal initially worth €95m (£82m), the forward describing it as an “incredible moment” after agreeing a five-ye

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