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

1) Mahrez has failed to convince Guardiola of his worth Riyad Mahrez impressed only in spells during his first season at Manchester City but, with Leroy Sané felled by a cruciate injury in August’s Community Shield victory, the onus was on the £60m man to step up. An imperious performance at West Ham on the […]

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Rúben Neves fires spectacular opener as Wolves triumph over Villa in derby | Football

On Thursday Nuno Espírito Santo ordered Rúben Neves to do extra shooting practice after the midfielder fluffed a penalty here in the Europa League. In the 41st minute of this West Midlands derby, Neves demonstrated the value of that fine-tuning by firing the ball into the net from over 20 yards. That gave Wolves a […]

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Ruben Neves and Raul Jimenez lead Wolves past Aston Villa

Ruben Neves and Raul Jimenez lead Wolves past Aston Villa

Ruben Neves and Raul Jimenez earned Wolves victory with a dominant 2-1 win over Aston Villa. Midfielder Neves’ first-half thunderbolt and Jimenez’s late effort lifted Nuno Espirito Santo’s side to eighth in the Premier League, before Trezeguet grabbed an injury-time consolation for Villa. It was Wolves’ first top-flight win since their stunning success at Manchester City […]

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Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend | Football

1) Liverpool’s inability to lose could be decisive Apparently there is a game going on in Liverpool on Sunday. Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Genk in midweek was very much a continuation of a theme – since mid-September they have also beaten Chelsea, Leicester, Tottenham and Aston Villa by the same scoreline, and they last won […]

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Raúl Jiménez heads Wolves to verge of Europa League knockout stage | Football

Wolves are tantalisingly close to the Europa League knockout phase thanks to a stoppage-time goal by Raúl Jiménez. One point from their two remaining games will send Nuno Espírito Santo’s men into the last 32 of the first major European competition that their club has contested for nearly four decades. But the football intrigue was […]

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Lazio v Celtic and more: Europa League – live!

Updates from Thursday’s Europa League matches Live scoreboard: the latest from tonight’s games And you can email Simon here or tweet him here 5.50pm GMT When in Rome … For no reason at all, here’s Francesco Totti and John Travolta swapping outfits pic.twitter.com/CIVlmdoKZb 5.48pm GMT Celtic have never won in Italy. Here’s Neil Lennon chatting […]

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

1) Wolves’ early wobble is a distant memory “Perfection doesn’t exist but we are always chasing it,” Nuno Espírito Santo said after Wolves’ thoroughly deserved draw at Arsenal. It was a nice line from a manager who tends to prefer that his players’ performances do the talking. While his side were nowhere near flawless on […]

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