José Mourinho admits he is in the dark over possible January signings | Football

José Mourinho has made the surprise admission that he does not know if Manchester United will back him in the January transfer window. United arrive at Liverpool for Sunday’s game having taken only six points from their past five Premier League matches and the manager is eager to add to his squad but says he […]

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Antonio Felix da Costa wins Formula E season-opener in Saudi Arabia to hand BMW ‘perfect start’

Antonio Felix da Costa wins Formula E season-opener in Saudi Arabia to hand BMW ‘perfect start’

BMW were handed the ‘perfect start’ by Antonio Felix da Costa to their debut ABB FIA Formula E Championship campaign as the Portuguese driver admitted to feeling the emotion from his E-Prix win after four years of hurt. The 27-year-old has been in Formula E since Season 1 and won the fourth ever Formula E […]

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Fulham vs West Ham: Early goals see Hammers cruise past Claudio Ranieri’s lacklustre Cottagers

Fulham vs West Ham: Early goals see Hammers cruise past Claudio Ranieri’s lacklustre Cottagers

There were carol singers and fake snow outside Craven Cottage before the match and mince pies in the media room. And Fulham’s Christmas spirit continued after kick-off as they gave away three more vital points. Showing true festive generosity, they presented West Ham with two goals, leaving Robert Snodgrass and Michail Antonio unchallenged to put […]

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Tottenham v Burnley, Huddersfield v Newcastle and more: clockwatch – live! | Football

Team news news: Mauricio Pochettino hands 18-year-old Oliver Skipp his first Premier League start, with Christian Eriksen on the bench at Wembley. Elsewehere, Fabian Schär, Javier Manquillo and Kenedy all come into the Newcastle team to take on Huddersfield. At Molineux, 18-year-old Morgan Gibbs-White starts but the returning Callum Wilson only makes the bench for […]

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Ralph Hasenhuttl gets the beers in to unite Southampton fans in bid to topple Arsenal and avoid relegation

Ralph Hasenhuttl gets the beers in to unite Southampton fans in bid to topple Arsenal and avoid relegation

Ralph Hasenhuttl hopes Southampton supporters are able to toast a rare home victory after supplying them with free beer tokens. New Saints boss Hasenhuttl takes charge of his first game at St Mary’s on Sunday with the aim of bringing fans “in our boat to row with us”. The struggling south-coast club have managed just one […]

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Mauricio Pochettino: sometimes it is better not to sign players in January | Football

Mauricio Pochettino has said he would not be disappointed if Tottenham failed to strengthen their squad in January because he is mindful of the integration difficulties that mid-season signings face. The manager took Lucas Moura from Paris Saint-Germain last January in a £25m deal and the winger needed time to come to terms with what […]

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Premier League: Five things to look out for this weekend from Liverpool’s title test to Claudio Ranieri’s lambs

Premier League: Five things to look out for this weekend from Liverpool’s title test to Claudio Ranieri’s lambs

Mourinho’s doggedness the next big test for title-chasing Liverpool Liverpool grasped the lead at the top of the Premier League table last weekend as Manchester City succumbed to their first defeat, but Jurgen Klopp’s side now face the ultimate test of their creativity when hosting Manchester United in the North-West derby on Sunday. There’ll be […]

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Newcastle cancel Christmas party after deciding it would be a ‘wrong’ move | Football

Newcastle United’s players have cancelled their Christmas party for the second year running, and Rafael Benítez is suitably relieved. Jamaal Lascelles, Newcastle’s captain, had planned a festive celebration in London this weekend but he and his team-mates came to the conclusion that partying is not a good look for a side in peril of relegation. […]

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Verdict in Jess Varnish case against UK Sport and British Cycling will not be heard until mid-January

Verdict in Jess Varnish case against UK Sport and British Cycling will not be heard until mid-January

The verdict in Jess Varnish‘s employment case against British Cycling and UK Sport will not be revealed until mid-January at the earliest, a tribunal has been told. After four days of cagey, complex and, at times, confrontational argument, Judge Ross told the tribunal on Friday she will now retire to deliberate but would be reserving […]

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Liverpool v Manchester United buildup, Chelsea latest and more – live! | Football

Here’s an update on Watford, who have not won in six games, most recently conceding a 96th-minute equaliser at Everton on Monday: Watford manager Javi Gracia believes small details will have the biggest impact as his team look to reinvigorate their campaign. Twelfth-placed Watford go into their match with Cardiff on Saturday without a win […]

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