CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND-UP: Bournemouth mark return with 3-2 win

A season beginning with fans still barred from the grounds due to COVID-19 restrictions needed a start to spark some excitement among frustrated fans and this high-energy, incident-packed encounter certainly delivered.

‘He kept asking me “When are you coming? We NEED you here”‘:… ‘We have this desire to reach Europe next year': Carlo… Tottenham’s request to have 8,000 fans in stadium for… ‘Six years ago I had something good… I hope being here…

Michael Owen dazzled and Alan Smith realised his beloved… ‘I didn’t expect him having the phone by his bed, I didn’t… Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirms ‘top human and positive guy’… ‘He scores as if you were writing a textbook': Rio Ferdinand…

Back under Zidane in 2019 it was never going to work for James. Now for the third time in his career, Ancelotti is back in charge. This time it ought to last longer than two months and the Italian coach ought to have the freedom to put Rodriguez centre stage.

It worked at first but the physical demands of tracking back for Ronaldo were huge and he faded as the season fizzled out and Ancelotti was sacked. With no break in the summer because of the 2015 Copa America he went into his second season unfit and under the orders of new coach Rafa Benitez. 

In a 1-0 home defeat to Atletico Madrid in February 2016, James was whistled by Madrid fans and hooked by Zidane before the hour mark just minutes after the winning goal. Post-match analysis honed in on his lack of intensity — Zidane never properly trusted him again.

‘He kept asking me “When are you coming? We NEED you here”‘:… ‘We have this desire to reach Europe next year': Carlo… Tottenham’s request to have 8,000 fans in stadium for… ‘Six years ago I had something good… I hope being here…

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Kent has been Rangers’ outstanding contributor so far this season. If a rejected £10million offer from Leeds United and reports of continued interest have been unsettling in any way, there is certainly no sign of any negative effect.

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Wycombe 0-1 Rotherham: Michael Ihiekwe heads home stoppage… Huddersfield 0-1 Norwich: Canaries make winning start on… Birmingham City 1-0 Brentford: Bees play-off final defeat… EFL Q&A: Stoke City defender Danny Batth on his ultimate…

Within a minute, substitute Glen Kamara had headed wide from a Borna Barisic cross and, after Hagi and Filip Helander had put efforts wide, the home side scored from another opportunity created on that left.

Arsenal ‘prepare £10m bid for for Brentford goalkeeper David Raya’

Arsenal are reportedly set to waste no time in addressing their goalkeeping situation and make a £10million bid for Brentford’s David Raya, once Emilioano Martinez leaves the club.

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Michael Owen dazzled and Alan Smith realised his beloved… ‘I didn’t expect him having the phone by his bed, I didn’t… Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirms ‘top human and positive guy’… ‘He scores as if you were writing a textbook': Rio Ferdinand…

Wolves loanee Morgan Gibbs-White made an immediate impact on his Swansea league debut with the only goal in a 1-0 win at Preston. QPR saw off Nottingham 2-0 after a Lyndon Dykes penalty and last-minute Ilias Chair effort.

However, their star performer was to be found at the other end of the field in Ryan Kent, who opened the scoring ahead of further efforts from captain James Tavernier, Kemar Roofe and Morelos’ replacement Scott Arfield.

Liverpool restored their lead in the 20th minute and this time Leeds had only themselves to blame, leaving the obvious threat of Virgil van Dijk unchallenged with the towering Dutchman heading home an Andy Robertson corner.

But Leeds showed their resolve again with Patrick Bamford slotting home after Van Dijk had uncharacteristically failed to deal with a ball over the top, his casual attempt to control the ball finding the Leeds striker with keeper Alisson out of position.

But eight minutes later Jack Harrison, on loan from Manchester City, brought Leeds level with a fine solo goal, picking the ball up on the left-flank and cutting inside, skipping past Trent Alexander-Arnold and our website Joe Gomez, before drilling into the bottom corner.

United ‘unwilling to meet Dortmund’s asking price for Sancho’

Many Premier League clubs are concerned about the possibility of a new lockdown in addition to the continued uncertainty regarding when supporters will return to stadiums.

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Leeds felt for a moment they were level again when, after Harrison’s lob over an advancing Alisson, Alexander-Arnold bizarrely headed into his own goal but the linesman subsequently flagged for offside.