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    Inter Milan 1-0 Genoa: Luciano Spalletti's side keep up the pressure on early pacesetters Napoli and Juventus thanks to a late Danilo D'Ambrosio header

    Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic pulled off a number of saves before a late goal helped the Nerazzurri secure a 1-0 win over Genoa, who ended the match with nine men.Inter had lost their perfect record midweek in a surprise 1-1 draw against Bologna so needed a win to keep up the pressure on early pacesetters Napoli and Juventus.However, it was Genoa who started the brighter and they had the better chances in the opening exchanges.  Danilo D'Ambrosio rescued Inter Milan from slipping to a home draw against Genoa on Sunday D'Ambrosio looks relieved after scoring the game's only goal three minutes ...

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    Tottenham ace Christian Eriksen becomes the leading Danish goalscorer in the Premier League, joining a list of surprise names who've led the way for their respective nations

    Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen was able to celebrate a notable national milestone on Saturday.The 25-year-old's goal in the 3-2 win at West Ham made him the highest-scoring Dane in the Premier League - overtaking none other than former Arsenal forward Nicklas Bendtner.Eriksen, who has now scored 33 league goals since he joined from Ajax in 2013, has joined a long list of footballers who stand as the leading goalscorers from their respective nations in England's top flight. With his recent strike Christian Eriksen became the Premier League's top scoring Dane Eriksen was congratulated by team-mates following his record-setting goal against ...

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    MLS round-up: Toronto made to wait for Supporters' Shield following defeat at New England as Columbus, Vancouver and Philadelphia all win

    Toronto will have to wait a little longer to secure the Major League Soccer Supporters' Shield after falling to defeat at New England Revolution on Saturday night.In a flurry of late goals, New England made an 82nd-minute breakthrough thanks to Lee Nguyen's 50th career goal, only for Toronto's Nicolas Hasler to equalise two minutes later with a right-footed volley.But an 87th-minute winner by Kei Kamara, from Nguyen's cross, denied the Eastern Conference leaders and kept alive the Revolution's flickering play-off hopes. Lee Nguyen celebrates after opening the scoring late on for the New England Revolution Kei Kamara is lifted in ...

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    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger reveals selling Kieran Gibbs 'hurt' him more than Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's departure from North London giants

    Arsene Wenger admits selling Kieran Gibbs to West Brom felt like losing a member of his own family.England full-back Gibbs left Arsenal for the Hawthorns on the penultimate day of the transfer window.He returns to the Emirates Stadium on Monday night as Tony Pulis' side take on the Gunners in the Premier League. Arsene Wenger says Kieran Gibbs departure 'hurt' him more than Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain'sGibbs came through the ranks at Arsenal before breaking into the first team at 18 and going on to represent the club 230 times in all competitions.He was limited to just 11 Premier League outings last ...

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    Zinedine Zidane calls for patience and insists Real Madrid will improve after unconvincing 2-1 win at Alaves

    Zinedine Zidane has called for patience as Real Madrid battle to climb out of an early-season slump.Real bounced back from their shock 1-0 home defeat to Real Betis by edging home 2-1 at Alaves, with Dani Ceballos firing a brace on his LaLiga debut for the club.Madrid still struggled however, coming under intense pressure as Alfonso Pedraza hit a post twice in the second half, to add to Manu Garcia's bullet header. Zinedine Zidane called for patience after Dani Ceballos bailed out Real Madrid at Alaves Ceballos scored twice as Real were unconvincing 2-1 winners on Saturday afternoon Despite his side's ...

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    Fenerbahce 2-1 Besiktas: Five players see red as fiery Istanbul derby is decided by Vincent Janssen penalty

    Fenerbahce edged past Besiktas in an ill-tempered Istanbul derby on Saturday night that saw five players sent off.Three players were sent off in the final five minutes of the game as on loan Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen scored the decisive goal from the penalty spot.Ricardo Quaresma, Luis Neto, Atiba Hutchinson, Ismail Koybasi and Oguzhan Ozyakup all saw red in a fiery encounter at the Ulker Stadium. Fenerbahce's players celebrate after the final whistle following their 2-1 win over Besiktas Giuliano De Paulo celebrates after opening the scoring in the Istanbul derby Vincent Janssen clenches his fist after netting from the penalty ...

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    Gareth Barry miffed at being labelled a dirty player ahead of breaking record for most Premier League appearances: 'I am definitely not a hard man'

    West Brom's Gareth Barry will be delighted to break a positive Premier League record on Monday night having been previously been best-known for receiving the highest amount of yellow cards.Barry, 36, will rightly receive plaudits when he passes Ryan Giggs' 632 PL appearances at The Emirates but he's still miffed at being labelled a dirty player because his 121 bookings for Aston Villa, Manchester City and Everton is far higher than anyone else in the league's 25-year history.'I’m definitely not a hard man. I would like to go through the bookings and see what they were actually for. I don’t ...

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    Aston Villa 2-1 Nottingham Forest: Conor Hourihane and Albert Adomah score as Steve Bruce's side edge past visitors at Villa Park

    Aston Villa made a belated move up the Sky Bet Championship table with a nervous 2-1 home win over Nottingham Forest.It was far from a conclusive victory for Villa despite taking a first-half lead through Albert Adomah.Daryl Murphy scored a deserved second-half equaliser only for Conor Hourihane to clinch three points with a 60th-minute winner from a free-kick. Conor Hourihane clinched all three points for Aston Villa with a 60th minute winner Hourihane is embraced by his Villa team-mates on Saturday evening at Villa Park MATCH FACTS  Aston Villa: Johnstone; Elmohamady; Chester; Terry; Taylor; Snodgrass (Hutton 88); Whelan; Hourihane; Adomah; ...

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    Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka posts Instagram video of him playing 'football tennis' with much-loved Gunners' Invincible Robert Pires

    Arsenal 'Invincible' Robert Pires is a Gunners legend to the club's legion of fans across the planet - but the legendary Highbury wideman is a also hero to the current crop of players too judging by Granit Xhaka's Instagram post.Pires - who now helps Arsene Wenger coach the first team - saw the Basel-born 24-year-old share a video of him playing 'football tennis' at the club's training ground at London Colney, as the squad prepared for their Premier League match against West Brom at the Emirates on Monday evening. Included in the fun were Xhaka's team-mates Sead Kolasinac, goalkeeper David Ospina ...

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    SPAL 2-3 Napoli: Faouzi Ghoulam strikes late to maintain visitors' 100 per cent Serie A record after newly promoted side fall just short

    Napoli saw off a brave challenge from promoted SPAL when a late Faouzi Ghoulam goal gave them a 3-2 win on Saturday, leaving them with maximum points from six games.It was also a club-record eleventh consecutive Serie A win for Napoli who, for the second time in four games, recovered from going a goal behind away from home.Pasquale Schiattarella gave SPAL a shock lead in the 13th minute but they were in front for only a minute before Lorenzo Insigne equalised. Napoli saw off a brave challenge from promoted SPAL with a late Faouzi Ghoulam goal Pasquale Schiattarella gave SPAL ...

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    Pep Guardiola demands more from Manchester City players after 'slow' performance in Crystal Palace romp

    Pep Guardiola watched his Manchester City side maintain their place at the top of the table as they cruised to a 5-0 win over beleaguered Crystal Palace but then admitted that everyone at the club will need to raise their game, even including the ball boys.Guardiola kicked his seat at half-time after what he considered a poor first-half performance and at one stage even beckoned a ball-boy over, put an arm around him and gently briefed him on the need to move the ball quicker.But Guardiola insisted that the tempo had been slowed by his own players and though he ...

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    Leicester 2-3 Liverpool - THINGS YOU MISSED: Jurgen Klopp rages, Mo Salah misses sitter, Sadio Mane holds baby in Asda and 50-50 scarves get worse

    Liverpool beat Leicester City in a five-goal Premier League thriller on Saturday night with Mo Salah, Philippe Coutinho and Jordan Henderson all on target.The Reds twice led by a two-goal margin but were forced to endure a nervy evening after Shinji Okazaki then Jamie Vardy brought the Foxes to within touching distance.Jurgen Klopp's side managed to hang on... just. And the Anfield outfit climbed to fifth in the table.When a game is this busy it can be hard to keep track. Fortunately, Sportsmail's ROBERT SUMMERSCALES is on hand to fill you in about seven things you may have missed at ...

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    Leicester 2-3 Liverpool: Simon Mignolet turns from zero to hero after saving Jamie Vardy penalty to help Jurgen Klopp's side edge five-goal thriller

    Liverpool had Simon Mignolet to thank as they edged past Leicester in a five-goal thriller on Saturday to return to winning ways. Mohamed Salah scored his sixth goal of the season with a header from an acute angle after a deep cross from Philippe Coutinho found him at the back post.The Brazilian then opened his account for the new season with a free-kick that nestled into the top corner via a flick from the top of the Leicester wall.Leicester then halved the deficit on the stroke of half-time as Shinji Okazaki poked home after Simon Mignolet failed to deal with a ...

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    Barcelona's pursuit of Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho leaked in emails as it is revealed Spanish giants offered £100m contract and three huge bids

    Barcelona's dogged summer pursuit of Philippe Coutinho has been revealed in a series of email exchanges by German publication Der Spiegel.The Spanish giants were desperate to add the Brazilian to their ranks following the high-profile departure of Neymar to PSG, though Liverpool held firm in one of the longest running sagas of the summer.In the leaked information, details reveal Barcelona had guaranteed the player €115million (£102m) for a five-year contract, with €10m (£8.9m) promised to his agent should a transfer fee for the player be negotiated under the £100m mark. Barcelona's desperate pursuit of Philippe Coutinho has been revealed in a series of ...

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    Arsenal star Mesut Ozil promises to return from injury 'soon' as German satisfies his football craving by playing as himself on the PlayStation

    Mesut Ozil is clearly itching to return to action with Arsenal, he has even taken to playing as himself on PES2018 as he looks to fill a football-shaped hole in his life.He missed Arsenal's 3-1 win over Cologne in the Europa League last Thursday and their goalless draw in the Premier League at Chelsea on Sunday because of inflammation on his knee.To fill the void, Ozil has turned to his PlayStation and fired up the latest edition of popular console game PES, of which he is an ambassador. Mesut Ozil is clearly itching to return to action, even taking to playing as himself ...

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