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Newmarket: Spark Plug powers to victory in the Cambridgeshire

BBC Sport - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 12:35
Spark Plug gives Jimmy Fortune his second win in the Cambridgeshire, while veteran Joe Fanning secures his first Group One victory.

Arsenal v Chelsea: Premier League - live!

Guardian Sport - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 12:32

5.31pm BST

3 min As Darren Fletcher points out on BT Sport, these teams are both eight points behind City going into the game. That’s a lot against a team managed by Pep Guardiola. Wenger out! Conte out! Everyone out!

5.31pm BST

2 min “How Ivanovic keeps getting into the team after more than a year of bad games is beyond me,” says Salman Majid. “He’s slow, has the worst cross and can no longer defend properly.”

You should see his pass-completion stats though.

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Liverpool 5-1 Hull: Reds were world-class - Jurgen Klopp

BBC Sport - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 12:31
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says his team were "world class" in their convincing 5-1 win over Hull City at Anfield, but says he was "a bit angry" to concede a goal.

Neymar scores twice as Barca hit five on the road again

BBC Sport - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 12:26
Barcelona overcome the absence of Lionel Messi to win ruthlessly at 10-man Sporting Gijon as Neymar scores twice late on.

Koeman suffers first Everton league defeat

BBC Sport - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 12:22
Everton lose in the league for the first time under Ronald Koeman as Junior Stanislas gives Bournemouth a deserved home victory.

Junior Stanislas earns Bournemouth deserved home victory over Everton

Guardian Sport - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 12:22

Ronald Koeman had said it would be crazy to consider Everton as title contenders and his team did little to endorse those lofty hopes here, as they fell to their first Premier League defeat of the season. For Eddie Howe, this was a true Bournemouth performance, one full of intensity and energy, as his side recorded back-to-back home wins for the first time in the Premier League since March. Howe apologised to the supporters for his team’s dismal performance in the defeat by Preston North End last Tuesday, but was never in danger of having to do similar here.

Bournemouth set the tone from the first whistle, the striker Callum Wilson glancing a header narrowly wide after 61 seconds. After five minutes there was Andrew Surman’s crunching challenge on Gareth Barry. Then Wilson easily evaded the attention of the Everton captain Phil Jagielka, racing through on goal before Maarten Stekelenburg, the Everton goalkeeper who turned 34 on Thursday, smothered to allow the visitors a moment’s respite. The bite of the Bournemouth midfield was all too much for Everton, who were overawed by the magnificent Harry Arter, undoubtedly the man of the match, Surman and Jack Wilshere, who was substituted late on to a standing ovation.

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Liverpool hit five past 10-man Hull

BBC Sport - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 12:20
Liverpool claim a third straight Premier League win courtesy of a dominant victory over 10-man Hull.

Palace fight back to stun winless Sunderland

BBC Sport - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 12:19
Crystal Palace come from 2-0 down to beat winless Sunderland thanks to Christian Benteke's last-minute header.

Guardiola's Man City secure 10th straight win

BBC Sport - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 12:19
Sergio Aguero scores twice as Manchester City beat Swansea to maintain their winning start to their Premier League campaign.

Benteke strikes in injury time to give Crystal Palace win at Sunderland

Guardian Sport - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 12:16

David Moyes has variously likened managing Sunderland to fighting a series of raging bush fires and captaining a ship navigating stormy seas.

The flames have just become significantly more ferocious and the waters appreciably choppier. At the end of an afternoon in which his side squandered a two-goal lead, Christian Benteke’s headed stoppage-time winner for Crystal Palace ensured Sam Allardyce’s successor has only one point from six Premier League games.

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Wasps go top with win at Northampton

BBC Sport - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 12:15
Wasps make it four wins from four and go top of the Premiership with a 20-15 victory against Northampton.

Horse racing tips: Sunday 25 September

Guardian Sport - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 12:15
Senza Una Donna (4.20 Epsom) is the nap; Arrowzone (3.15 Epsom) is next best

2.10 Trading Punches 2.40 Medieval 3.15 Arrowzone (nb) 3.45 Lorelina 4.20 Senza Una Donna (nap) 4.55 Aldrin 5.25 First Experience

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Salomón Rondón denies Stoke first win with late equaliser for West Brom

Guardian Sport - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 12:15

A first league victory of the season for Stoke was the only milestone that mattered to Mark Hughes on a day when Tony Pulis took charge of a team for the 1,000th time. Stoke looked well on course for that elusive achievement after the excellent Joe Allen scored in the 73rd minute. But the home side, so vibrant for most of the match, did not make it over the line as Salomón Rondón headed into their net from a corner in stoppage time. Stoke fans used to celebrate late equalisers for Pulis’s team, but they cursed this one.

Pulis, who spent nearly half of his managerial career in the Stoke dugout, was welcomed warmly back to his old stomping ground, but Stoke fans’ affections did not extend to the visiting players, whose every touch was booed from the first second.

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Manchester City keep perfect start as Sergio Agüero punishes Swansea City

Guardian Sport - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 12:14

Manchester Citymade it a perfect 10 to continue their immaculate start to the season and take their run of successive victories into double figures, with Sergio Agüero carrying on where he left off prior to his suspension, although Pep Guardiola’s side never had everything their own way on an afternoon when Swansea gave as good as they got for an hour.

The turning point was the penalty kick that Neil Swarbrick awarded in the second half, when the referee penalised Mike van der Hoorn, the Swansea centre-half, for an elbow on Kevin De Bruyne in the area. Agüero, who had given City the lead earlier in the match, dispatched his kick to take his tally for the season to a remarkable 11 in six matches.

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Champions Saracens beaten by Quins

BBC Sport - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 12:12
Harlequins end champions Saracens’ unbeaten start to the season with a stoic 17-10 victory at The Stoop.

Tottenham edge out Middlesbrough as in-form Son Heung-min hits double

Guardian Sport - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 12:09

Tottenham have begun this season as they played much of the last. All talk of a potential hangover from the latter days of the previous campaign can surely be eviscerated after a fourth Premier League win, and another stellar display from Son Heung-min, maintained their unbeaten start.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side outclassed Middlesbrough ahead of a significant week that includes a trip to CSKA Moscow and home tie against Manchester City. So far they have only conceded three times in the league and, with Son in a patch of deep purple, concerns about the length of Harry Kane’s potential absence are perhaps not so pressing.

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Liverpool’s Adam Lallana inspires emphatic win over 10-man Hull

Guardian Sport - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 12:03

The Kop was safe to sing Jürgen Klopp’s name before the final whistle on this occasion. Admonished by the Liverpool manager for what he viewed as premature celebrations against Leicester, Anfield’s orchestra waited until the 82nd minute to salute the conductor of its latest rout. He had no complaint about the atmosphere or the performance as Hull were torn apart by a rampant Liverpool.

It was a 54th birthday to forget for Hull caretaker manager Mike Phelan. Still “waiting for answers” over the offer of a permanent appointment, his side were reduced to 10 men when Ahmed Elmohamady was dismissed after half an hour and suffered prolonged torture against the movement and pace of the hosts. Two James Milner penalties and goals from the impressive Adam Lallana, Sadio Mané and Philippe Coutinho ensured Liverpool scored four or more for the fourth time in eight matches.

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Sport picture of the day: there's only one Zlatan Ibrahimovic?

Guardian Sport - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 12:02

The fans at Old Trafford could be forgiven for thinking they were seeing double when a pitch invader ran up on to the pitch to say hello to Zlatan Ibrahimovic during United’s 4-1 thumping of Leicester City

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Dembele scores twice as Celtic put six past Kilmarnock

BBC Sport - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 11:54
Moussa Dembele's brace helps Celtic thrash Kilmarnock to extend their lead at the top of the Premiership to five points.

José Mourinho on Wayne Rooney: ‘My captain is my captain’ – video

Guardian Sport - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 11:35

Manchester United manager José Mourinho dropped captain Wayne Rooney to the bench against champions Leicester City after his recent poor form, and his side responded with a 4-1 victory at Old Trafford. Mourinho says Rooney is his captain whether he plays or not, but on this day it was Chris Smalling who wore the armband and scored as United put four past Leicester inside 20 first-half minutes

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