• Pep Guardiola defends Man City's big spending
Pep Guardiola defends Man City's big spending

There should not be any shoehorning of players into unfamiliar roles this season after Guardiola signed three top-level full-backs - Kyle Walker , Benjamin Mendy and Danilo - at a combined cost of around £124 million. "We were able to buy Kyle and there are other English players I'd like to have but we are so happy with what we've done". "I ...

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  • We're buying three more players - Guardiola
We're buying three more players - Guardiola

Manchester City are many pundits" favourites for the title this year. "We didn't have full-backs and you have to buy full-backs", the Spaniard added. Antonio Conte has since hinted the decision to let Matic go was not made by him and says people should "ask the club" about the transfer. "I heard whispers at the back end of last season that he...

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  • A lifelong supporter of Huddersfield Town can barely believe his luck Premium
A lifelong supporter of Huddersfield Town can barely believe his luck Premium

Heckingbottom said: "I'm expecting Ipswich to set up not to concede when they come here". "While he [Yiadom] isn't signed for us, I don't really like to speak about him because he is a Barnsley player". He went on the claim that Huddersfield have as good a chance as anyone to avoid the drop " if they go about their business in the right way ", an...

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  • Man City's Pep Guardiola: I'm not under extra pressure this season
Man City's Pep Guardiola: I'm not under extra pressure this season

Guardiola brought in players like Ederson , Bernardo Silva , Mendy, Walker and Danilo before the season kicks off. Such expenditure has raised eyebrows in some quarters, but Guardiola insists the expensive revamp of his squad was necessary...

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  • West Ham determined to keep star away from Liverpool advances
West Ham determined to keep star away from Liverpool advances

Both players will get the chance to impress in a Hammers shirt when the face off against their previous rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday, but Zabaleta revealed that he is looking forward to their clash against Spurs the most this season.

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  • Guardiola: I'm Not Under Pressure, City Won't Spend Big Again
Guardiola: I'm Not Under Pressure, City Won't Spend Big Again

And it might yield some more television one-offs like this - former England striker and sports presenter Gary Lineker presenting soccer highlights show Match of the Day in just a skimpy pair of shorts. Ederson is looking forward to his Premier League debut but believes Saturday's curtain-raiser against Brighton could be a tricky first fixture fo...

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  • Guardiola says he's not moved by talk that Man City are favourites
Guardiola says he's not moved by talk that Man City are favourites

In the next three or four years Manchester City will buy one, two, maybe three players. "Of course [Guardiola being in charge] had an influence on me". This will not be an easy game for City. The Seagulls splashed out £10 million on experienced PSV midfielder Davy Propper , while they've agreed a £16 million, club record deal for 25-year-o...

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  • Leicester City captain Morgan impressed with Kelechi Iheanacho
Leicester City captain Morgan impressed with Kelechi Iheanacho

Leicester boosted by the signings of Kelechi Iheanacho , Harry Maguire and Vincente Iborra for a combined fee of £52.5m, the target for Shakespeare will now be to finish in the top half of the table. "Who knows?" said the 53-year-old with a chuckle when asked what was in store for his team this season after a great escape, Premier League title an...

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  • Fernando Llorente's future is at Swansea: Paul Clement
Fernando Llorente's future is at Swansea: Paul Clement

Everton have yet to meet Swansea's £50 million valuation of Iceland global midfielder Sigurdsson, who will not be in Clement's squad for the Premier League opener at Southampton on Saturday. "Tammy likes to play off the last shoulder and get in behind". "He's got a year to go on his deal and we'd like him to stay for this year and longer", s...

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  • Why Re-Signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic Is A No Brainer For Manchester United
Why Re-Signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic Is A No Brainer For Manchester United

I'm not in a position to say I'm not happy. Marcus Rashford seems to be more of a wide player and Anthony Martial is in limbo at United. "If that is going to mean better results and the title, I don't know". Home form let down United last season with their 10 home draws - the highest in the league. "But we have players and if we cannot strengthen...

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  • Antonio Conte 'not looking for sympathy' over size of Chelsea squad
Antonio Conte 'not looking for sympathy' over size of Chelsea squad

However, the failure to secure reported transfer targets such as Romelu Lukaku and Leonardo Bonucci, Diego Costa's pariah status and the departure of Nemanja Matic to the benefit of Manchester United all appear to have irked the former Juventus boss.

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  • Guardiola defends Man City's big spending
Guardiola defends Man City's big spending

But during a press conference on Friday ahead of their season's opener, Guardiola said: "Last season we were favourites too and we finished 15 points behind". We have to deal with that and handle that. "We spoke and I saw last season how tough is this league". To remedy that, the Catalan has overseen a £200million turnaround of City's squad, wi...

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  • Wenger Hails Giroud's Impact, Arsenal Character In Comeback Win Vs Leicester
Wenger Hails Giroud's Impact, Arsenal Character In Comeback Win Vs Leicester

The £55 million signing from Lyon powered a pearler of a header into the Leicester net from Mohamed Elneny's cross - just around 90 seconds into the 2017-18 Premier League season. And he remains one of Arsenal's most important players, capable of turning a game on its head with a single moment of inspiration. It was a relief for me he made a ...

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  • Man Utd ready to try again for Inter Milan winger Perisic
Man Utd ready to try again for Inter Milan winger Perisic

United have spent £146 million on three players already this summer- £75m for striker Romelu Lukaku , £31m on central defender Victor Lindelof and £40 million on holding midfielder Nemanja Matic. However, news of Barca's interest could finally force United to cough up so as not to lose out on one of their key targets, especially as Mourinho is c...

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  • Kyrie Irving prefers Clippers, Blake Griffin pairing
Kyrie Irving prefers Clippers, Blake Griffin pairing

He's seen Kyrie Irving - I think I reported this on SportsCenter this week - he saw Kyrie Irving in the playoffs this year - in between the first round when they beat in and the second round when they played Toronto - go consecutive days without speaking to a teammate at practice.

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  • Kisner surges clear as McIlroy struggles at US PGA Championship
Kisner surges clear as McIlroy struggles at US PGA Championship

Kisner's card was highlighted by a chip-in eagle on the par-five seventh hole and he was pleased with the position he put himself in at the midway point. "This is a very, very hard golf course right now", he said of the 7,588 yard host course , lengthened nearly 200 yards from the last time it was used for a PGA Tour event in 2015.

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  • Federer punches ticket to Rogers Cup semis
Federer punches ticket to Rogers Cup semis

Federer broke serve for a 5-4 lead in the first set and broke again for 2-1 in the second en route to a one hour eight minute win over Bautista Agut. Federer rolled to a 6-4, 6-4 victory over the Spaniard to move closer to winning his sixth ATP title of the season.

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  • Team Trades Sammy Watkins To Rams, Gets Jordan Matthews From Eagles
Team Trades Sammy Watkins To Rams, Gets Jordan Matthews From Eagles

When the Philadelphia Eagles play the Buffalo Bills in a preseason game at Lincoln Financial Field on Thursday, wide receiver Jordan Matthews will be on the visitor's sideline. It has been no secret that the biggest question heading into this year was the cornerback position for the Eagles. "Jordan Matthews is a wide receiver with a long ré...

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  • Mourinho Wants A Wide Player To Wrap Up Summer Transfer Activity
Mourinho Wants A Wide Player To Wrap Up Summer Transfer Activity

United have also been linked with Inter Milan wide attacker Ivan Perisic over the summer and still appear to be interested. Predicting even a general outcome of a full-blooded, ever-changing, quickly inflating, probably-more-corrupt-than-we-think-but-still-the-best-show-on-earth 38-game marathon is an impossible task.

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  • Jose Mourinho confident of second season success with Manchester United
Jose Mourinho confident of second season success with Manchester United

And Mourinho , speaking ahead of his side's Premier League opener against West Ham , noted that his side has what it takes to challenge for the title. Victor can play right-back and centre midfield. We got a central defender who can play many other positions which is very important. "We had tried to get Cesc Fabregas, who had said to me that ...

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