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Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho on why Romelu Lukaku did not celebrate goal vs West Brom

And Jose Mourinho has suggested the hitman failed to mark the goal because of the time he spent on loan at the Hawthorns from Chelsea. Lukaku put United ahead against West Brom today when he nodded past Ben Foster in the 23rd minute. But, just as when he scored for the Red Devils against Bournemouth in midweek, the Belgian did not celebrate the goal. Lukaku’s decision to remain po-faced when his team-mates surrounded him drew some criticism from fans and pundits alike. It has been suggested that the striker is…

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Bournemouth vs Liverpool LIVE updates: Latest score and action from Dean Court

Liverpool sit sixth in the Premier League and can move above Burnley and Arsenal into fourth with a win. The Reds’ form has dipped recently – they have drawn their last two games. But they are unbeaten since October and are favourite heading into this clash. Bournemouth are winless in five games and a result today (4.30pm) would see them move 12th. Bournemouth starting XI: Begovic, Smith, Francis, Ake, Daniels, Ibe, L. Cook, Surman, Pugh, King, Defoe. Liverpool starting XI: Mignolet, Gomez, Klavan, Lovren, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Henderson, Coutinho, Salah,…

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Bournemouth v Liverpool: Premier League – live!

1 min Blow your whistle! Blow your hoooorn! [embedded content] Out they come. Bournemouth payers are hugging and stuff; in the studio, Graeme Souness is doubtless stroking his thighs as though Gennaro Gattuso has just offered out Joe Jordan. The players are tunnelled; Jordan Henderson is modelling his gameface. So how do you defend Salah? On the ball, by forcing him outside, but what do you do once he’s on the move? Have his full-back follow him? Detail a midfielder to be on the look out? A centre-back? What we’re…

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Man Utd news: Jose Mourinho to use part of £80m transfer kitty on Brazilian sensation

Mourinho is expected to be busy in the January transfer window bolstering his squad. With Manchester City seemingly running away with the Premier League, the United boss is desperate to build a squad capable of challenging. Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matic and Victor Lindelof were drafted in during the summer transfer window. But with injuries to his squad and a busy fixture schedule both in domestic and European competitions to contend with, Mourinho is desperate to bring in more bodies. And the Sunday Times claim Bordeaux winger Malcom heads Mourinho’s wishlist…

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Everton star Dominic Calvert-Lewin sends message to Sam Allardyce ahead of January window

Calvert-Lewin has never shied away from a battle – he learned that from his no-nonsense, non-league days at Stalybridge Celtic. He remembers clearly his bruising time in the Conference North. Can almost feel the pain from an elbow in the face when he was welcomed to life a world away from the glamour and glitz of the Premier League. Shudders as he recalls having to go to A&E to check out his wounds. But that experience as a 17-year-old made him physically and mentally stronger with a new Everton contract…

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Man City boss Pep Guardiola hails ‘humble’ stars after 4-1 thrashing of Tottenham

City went into Saturday evening’s showdown with Tottenham knowing a win would move them 14 points clear at the top of the table. And Guardiola’s men delivered with Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling getting on the scoresheet to secure a 4-1 victory. Guardiola hailed his side in the wake of the result, saying his talented squad continues to knuckle down despite their 16 match top flight winning run. “It was solid, good, against one team demanding to be intense without the ball,” he said. “They have good…

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Newcastle’s struggles are to be expected, says Rafael Benítez after loss at Arsenal

Newcastle United slipped into the relegation zone after a run of eight defeats in nine games, but Rafael Benítez believes the situation they find themselves in is to be expected as Amanda Staveley’s prospective takeover of the club rumbles on. The 1-0 defeat by Arsenal, combined with West Ham’s 3-0 victory at Stoke, meant Newcastle dropped into the bottom three for the first time since the opening weekend of the season. But while his side played well and were perhaps unlucky not to secure a point Benítez admitted that their…

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Man City vs Tottenham LIVE updates: Team news, action and reaction

City are the runaway leaders in the Premier League this season. They have broken the record for successive wins in the top flight (15) and will want to add to that against Spurs in today’s 5.30pm kick off. City smashed Swansea 4-0 on Wednesday night. Spurs, meanwhile, edged Brighton 2-0 on the same day and also put five past Stoke last weekend. Tottenham are desperate for a top-four finish as a minimum this season and a win here would be a major boost. Man City: Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Mangala, Delph,…

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Aston Villa register interest in signing Liverpool midfielder next month

The 21-year-old is behind the likes of Jordan Henderson, Emre Can and Georginio Wijnaldum in the Anfield pecking order and has been limited to just one start for the Reds this term.  Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is toying with the idea of sanctioning a loan move next month.  Premier League side Brighton have also contacted the Reds about Grujic, according to the Liverpool Echo.  Turkish giants Galatasaray fancy a loan deal but Liverpool do not want him going abroad.  Grujic cost Liverpool £5.1million from Red Star Belgrade in January 2016…

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Christian Benteke sinks Leicester to end Crystal Palace’s away drought

Christian Benteke blasted his way back into Roy Hodgson’s good books by scoring his first goal for seven months and creating another for Wilfried Zaha before Bakary Sako gave a suitably emphatic look to Crystal Palace’s first away win of the season. Palace had not mustered a goal on their travels in this campaign but they were worthy winners here, showing a zest and sharpness that was strangely absent from Leicester. Wilfred Ndidi being sent off for simulation in the second half seemed apt on a day when Leicester played…

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