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Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery given night of his life as he scores penalty past Chelsea's Asmir Begovic before leading Black Cats out
Bradley Lowery was treated to the night of his life on Wednesday when he got to lead out his beloved Sunderland at the Stadium of Light before their game against Chelsea.
Arsenal star Hector Bellerin discusses the message from a Barcelona coach that inspired hard-working mentality
Hector Bellerin has not reached the top by accident. As he revealed in an interview, his hunger to work harder than anyone else in training has seen him rise above those young hopefuls.
Key player Eden Hazard is out of Premier League leaders Chelsea's game against Sunderland on Wednesday night with injury and will be replaced by Willian in a blow for Antonio Conte's team.
Manchester United turned up for their league clash with Crystal Palace on Wednesday night only an hour before kick-off, the third time they have arrived late for a London game in eight months.
Liverpool owner John Henry quashes talk of club being sold by Christmas as Chinese investors circle Anfield side
Sportsmail understands that the Anfield side had been targeted by Chinese investors with state backing. China Everbright are keen to do business with Fenway Sports Group for the £800m-valued club.
Everton players bring Christmas joy to Alder Hey Children's Hospital as they visit patients after beating Arsenal
Everton players sacrificed a rare break from training on Wednesday to bring some Christmas cheer to Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool, bringing signed gifts to the young patients.
Neville will be joined by the Daily Mail's Martin Samuel Chief Sports Writer, the Mail on Sunday's Chief Sports Writer Oliver Holt and Henry Winter of The Times.
Manchester City vs Arsenal looks like being one of the most stylish clashes of the season as the classy, possession-based teams of Pep Guardiola and Arsene Wenger go head-to-head.
That was the Everton of old out there... Seamus Coleman hopes victory against Arsenal can be turning point
Everton defender Seamus Coleman hopes their confidence-boosting win over Arsenal will prove to be a turning point in their season. The defender said the display was like 'the Everton of old.'
Shanghai SIPG are set to splash the cash on £52m Oscar... making their squad more valuable than more than half of Premier League teams
You may not know much about Shanghai SIPG, but the chances are when Oscar joins them from Chelsea this summer their squad will be worth more than the team you support.
Arsenal's Mesut Ozil conundrum: Playmaker is enjoying super season but can still frustrate as he did in disappointing defeat by Everton
KIERAN GILL: It’s safe to say some supporters weren’t impressed by Arsenal’s best-paid player after the 2-1 loss at Everton, and they queued up to criticise.
Divock Origi has seized Liverpool opportunity with four goals... but does his presence stifle team's creativity?
Origi has scored four goals in as many games in the absence of Philippe Coutinho, but has his presence leading Liverpool's line actually had a negative effect on the team's chances?
Antonio Conte reveals the secret to Chelsea's success... allowing his players to enjoy a beer after games
Diego Costa was filmed drinking a bottle of beer in the dressing room after his late goal beat West Brom on Sunday, while still in his kit, and Conte believes this method of recovery is helpful to his players.
Dona Zeze, 57, passed away in October after a long battle with a brain tumour, and Willian was allowed to return home to his native Brazil by Chelsea to be with his family.
Manchester United open talks with Everton over £24m January move for Morgan Schneiderlin, while Memphis Depay could join him on loan
Everton are in talks with United over a possible £24million move for Morgan Schneiderlin after Jose Mourinho said he would not stand in the way of the French midfielder moving in January.
Arsenal were poor against Everton, but they can still win the title... here's seven things they need to push for a first Premier League crown in 12 years
Arsene Wenger's side played as poorly against Everton as they have all season, yet they must know that this remains their best chance for a title in the best part of a decade.
Stoke City boss Mark Hughes to take charge of his 400th Premier League match and sets European target before he reaches 500
Former Blackburn, Manchester City, Fulham and QPR boss Hughes joins Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger, Harry Redknapp, David Moyes and Sam Allardyce on the significant total.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola 'even better than expected' as John Stones reflects on mixed start
Manchester City's £47.5million defender John Stones says working with Pep Guardiola is 'even better than expected' despite saying he is not playing as well as he hoped this season.
Manchester United misfits Memphis Depay and Morgan Schneiderlin free to leave for Everton in January
Ronald Koeman is keen to sign Schneiderlin, with whom he worked at Southampton, and take Dutch compatriot Depay on loan. Mourinho said: 'I am always open to listen to offers for every player.'
Ronald Koeman hits back at Arsene Wenger after Arsenal manager slams referee for failing to award his side goal kick in build-up to Everton winner
Ronald Koeman poured scorn on Arsene Wenger's complaint that Arsenal's surrender on Tuesday night was referee Mark Clattenburg's fault.
Michael Owen and Jose Mourinho engage in light-hearted war of words over Zlatan Ibrahimovic as Liverpool legend jokes: 'I was more valuable'
Jose Mourinho has hit back at criticism of Zlatan Ibrahimovic by Michael Owen, comparing the pair's vastly different goalscoring records for Manchester United.
Everton 2-1 Arsenal: Ashley Williams nets last-gasp winner for Toffees as Gunners throw away lead and miss chance to go top of the Premier League
DOMINIC KING AT GOODISON PARK: How many times have you seen him this way? Sat in between his assistants, wincing his displeasure, unable to understand why things aren't going to plan.
Eddie Howe rules out Bournemouth push for Europe despite rise to eighth in Premier League after Leicester win
Eddie Howe believes Bournemouth can still top their highest-ever Premier League position of eighth - but has refused to target European qualification. Marc Pugh scored the winner on Tuesday.
Bournemouth 1-0 Leicester: Marc Pugh strikes to give Cherries victory as Claudio Ranieri's champions continue to struggle in the Premier League
RIATH AL-SAMARRAI AT THE VITALITY STADIUM: Leicester City may have beaten the might of Manchester City on Saturday, but a Marc Pugh goal condemned them to defeat at Bournemouth.
Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew says letting star Wilfried Zaha turn his back on England would be 'big mistake'
England will be making a 'big mistake' if they allow Wilfried Zaha to become an Ivory Coast international, according to Alan Pardew.
West Brom boss Tony Pulis insists Swansea manager Bob Bradley must learn to deal with the culture shock of the Premier League.
SAMI MOKBEL: Yet another high-profile player is taking the plunge, with talented Chelsea midfielder Oscar swapping the spotlight of the Premier League for the unknown in China.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte tells his players to forget Christmas party and focus on the race for the title
SAMI MOKBEL: Antonio Conte has urged his players not to hold a Christmas party as Chelsea look to strengthen their position at the top of the Premier League.
Mauricio Pochettino has revealed Tottenham's head of recruitment Paul Mitchell is due to remain with the club until the end of next year despite resigning in August.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp calls on defence to help out under-fire keeper Loris Karius: 'If you let them shoot from everywhere, it doesn't change'
Barring a last-minute change, under-fire Karius will start against Middlesbrough. Simon Mignolet, who has been unhappy at losing the No 1 spot, is ready should Klopp turn to him.
Everton defender Ashley Williams recovers from minute of madness to snatch winning goal against Arsenal
Everton defender Ashley Williams recovered from two defensive howlers to score the winning goal against Arsenal at Goodison Park on Tuesday night.
Everton 2-1 Arsenal - FIVE THINGS WE LEARNED: Francis Coquelin is worth a new deal as Ronald Koeman finally gets his message across
JACK GAUGHAN AT GOODISON PARK: Arsenal lost ground on Chelsea at the top of the Premier League table on Tuesday night. Here are five key factors from the defeat to Everton.
West Ham star Dimitri Payet gets special treatment from boss Slaven Bilic in training to avoid burning out the French midfielder
The 48-year-old said on Tuesday that Payet told him he is ready for the rest of the year and only focussed on West Ham, as they prepare to play Burnley at the London Stadium.
Everton boss Ronald Koeman hails his side's fighting spirit after last-gasp win over Arsenal at Goodison Park
The Toffees, who had won just one game in 10 prior to Tuesday night's match, came from behind to shock the Gunners with a 2-1 victory at Goodison Park on Tuesday night.
Arsenal close to finalising deals for Olivier Giroud and Francis Coquelin and are positive on Mesut Ozil but doubts remain with Alexis Sanchez
The club are optimistic of keeping star midfielder Ozil, who recently bought a house in London. They expect to tie the German midfielder to a five-year contract worth £200,000 a week.
Metropolitan Police probes 32 London football clubs, including four Premier League and two Championship, over sex abuse claims from 106 victims
MIKE KEEGAN: Four Premier League clubs in London have been named to police investigating historical sex abuse in football. The Metropolitan Police have received 106 allegations of abuse.
Everton came from behind to grab a late winner and end Arsenal's unbeaten run in the Premier League that stretched back to the opening day of the season as Bournemouth also saw off Leicester City.
Arsenal general secretary David Miles insists contract talks are 'looking pretty good' as fans wait on news about Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez
Arsenal general secretary David Miles has admitted that contract talks with 'certain' first-team players are 'looking pretty good' as fans wait on news of the future of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.
Stan who? Pep Guardiola gives hilarious bewildered reaction when asked about Collymore criticism in Manchester City press conference
Pep Guardiola provided a hilarious reaction when asked about criticism levelled at him by pundit Stan Collymore by appearing not to know who the former Liverpool player is.
Liverpool legend Sami Hyypia praises 'dominant' defender Joel Matip: 'He's comfortable on the ball and is very important to Jurgen Klopp's defence'
Sami Hyypia has been thoroughly impressed with the 'dominant' performances by Liverpool defender Joel Matip this season. The 25-year-old centre back has hit the ground running at Anfield.
Sunderland owner Ellis Short ready to sell the club with David Moyes unable to spend in January transfer window
Sunderland's chief executive Martin Bain has warned that transfer funds for David Moyes will be 'very limited' and says the club can no longer attempt to buy their way out of trouble.
Chelsea handed £100,000 fine by the FA but escape points deduction for injury time brawl at Manchester City
Manchester City and Chelsea have been fined by the FA for failing to control their players during a Premier League match at the Etihad earlier this month.
£220,000-a-week Manchester City star Yaya Toure handed 18 month ban after driving while double the legal drink limit.. but insists he didn't 'intentionally drink alcohol'
Yaya Toure has accepted a charge of drink driving, but insists that he did not 'intentionally consume alcohol'. He has been banned for 18 months and fined £54,000 by magistrates.
Gylfi Sigurdsson is 'vital' to Bob Bradley as the Swansea boss expects interest in the Icelander in January
Sigurdsson's market value is likely to be £20million or more, but Bradley has underlined his importance ahead of Wednesday's Premier League clash against West Brom at The Hawthorns.
Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew urges his side to 'tighten up' at the back ahead of Manchester United test
Alan Pardew has warned his Crystal Palace side that they are conceding too many goals and must tighten up defensively if they are to move up the table.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says Premier League leaders are 'ready' to step up the tempo ahead of Christmas
Antonio Conte is convinced Chelsea have what it takes to stay at the top of the Premier League tree as their season kicks into overdrive in the Christmas period.
Manchester City v Watford: Team news, kick-off time, probable line-ups, odds and stats for the Premier League clash
Get the latest team news and stats ahead of the Premier League clash between Manchester City and Watford at the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City vs Manchester United moved to 2.15pm Sunday kick-off by Sky in pick of February TV fixtures as Pep Guardiola's side face long trip to Bournemouth on a Monday night
Sky Sports have picked the Manchester derby as one of 13 Premier League fixtures moved for television coverage in February - but plans for the clash between City and United remain on hold.
Transfer News LATEST: Chelsea star Oscar heading to China as well as Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and City updates
As the January transfer window draws ever closer, Premier League clubs up and down the country are preparing for what could be a crucial month. Follow all the latest developments with Sportsmail.
Mousa Dembele and Vincent Janssen to miss Tottenham's midweek with Hull City as Mauricio Pochettino's bad luck with injuries continues
Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed Mousa Dembele is injured again but is confident the Belgian will not be ruled out for weeks. He will miss their match with Hull on Wednesday night.
Antonio Conte reveals John Terry 'is helping me a lot in the changing room' as Chelsea boss backs him to become coach
Terry is in the final year of his contract Stamford Bridge, has not yet been offered a new deal by the club, and has been out of the team with injury for much of the season.
Ahead of a busy week in the Barclays Premier League, with all 20 teams in action, Sportsmail brings you the latest squad news, odds and stats on every top flight fixture as it breaks.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola hits back at critics by insisting: 'We're going to play the way I feel... there's no way I'll change but will be sacked if I don't bring success'
Pep Guardiola has taken the blame for Manchester City's alarming dip in form and accepts that he will be sacked in the same vein as his predecessors if he cannot meet expectations at the Etihad.
Tottenham legend Ledley King backs Moussa Sissoko and Vincent Janssen to come good: 'They will be big players... they're just finding their feet'
Moussa Sissoko and Vincent Janssen joined Tottenham for a combined £47million last summer, but both have come in for criticism this season after failing to live up to expectations.
Tottenham v Hull: Team news, kick-off time, probable line-ups, odds and stats for the Premier League clash
Get the latest team news and stats ahead of the Premier League clash between Tottenham and Hull at White Hart Lane.
West Brom v Swansea: Team news, kick-off time, probable line-ups, odds and stats for the Premier League clash
Get the latest team news and stats ahead of the Premier League clash between West Brom and Swansea City.
Slaven Bilic says Burnley clash is must-win for West Ham as he admits Simone Zaza's future is still up in the air
Slaven Bilic says West Ham’s game against Burnley on Wednesday night is the one that they have been waiting for. West Ham have not win in six during a demanding run.
West Ham v Burnley: Team news, kick-off time, probable line-ups, odds and stats for the Premier League clash
Get the latest team news and stats ahead of the Premier League clash between West Ham and Burnley.
Crystal Palace v Manchester United: Team news, kick-off time, probable line-ups, odds and stats for the Premier League clash
Get the latest team news and stats ahead of the Premier League clash between Crystal Palace and Manchester United at Selhurst Park.
Sunderland v Chelsea: Team news, kick-off time, probable line-ups, odds and stats for the Premier League clash
Get the latest team news and stats ahead of the Premier League clash between Sunderland and Chelsea.
Swansea and Southampton keen on Everton target Alan Dzagoev as star's agent confirms he is ready to leave CSKA Moscow for the Premier League
Alan Dzagoev scored for CSKA Moscow in their 3-1 Champions League defeat by Tottenham at Wembley as Everton's director of football Steve Walsh sat alongside the Russian club's representatives.
Middlesbrough v Liverpool: Team news, kick-off time, probable line-ups, odds and stats for the Premier League clash
Get the latest team news and stats ahead of the Premier League clash between Middlesbrough and Liverpool.
Manchester City to unveil new glass tunnel where VIPs will be able to get close to Pep Guardiola's stars
JACK GAUGHAN: Manchester City’s imposing revamp of the Etihad Stadium will be complete for next season, with Pep Guardiola’s side afforded a new state-of-the-art circular dressing room.
Cesar Azpilicueta signs new three-and-a-half-year contract with Chelsea as defender hails the 'new ideas' boss Antonio Conte has brought
Chelsea have tied down Cesar Azpilicueta until 2020 by handing their versatile defensive stalwart a new three-and-a-half-year contract understood to be worth around £75,000 per week.
Premier League defending is appalling and laughable, says Ian Wright as Stan Collymore bemoans a 'dying breed' of 'proper defenders'
Premier League defending has come under fire with two former forwards, Ian Wright and Stan Collymore, claiming that top flight back lines are 'laughable' and 'rubbish'.
The Reds have taken just five points from their last four matches with a defeat by Bournemouth and a home draw against West Ham their last two outings.
Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker feeling 'amazing' after returning to training following serious knee injury
Per Mertesacker is yet to play this season after suffering a serious knee injury during pre-season, but he was put through his paces at London Colney as he closes in on a return to first-team action.
Manchester United defender Phil Jones says he needs to improve despite impressive return from injury
Phil Jones is enjoying a longest run of games for two years but knows critics are lurking. The central defender had not played since the start of January before returning from injury last month.
MailOnline has teamed up with Carling to give you and three mates the chance to watch Watford vs Tottenham on Sunday, January 1 at Vicarage Road.
MailOnline has teamed up with Carling to give you and three mates the chance to watch Manchester City vs Arsenal on Sunday, December 19 at the Etihad Stadium.
Chelsea aim for a perfect 10, Liverpool and Man City look for response and Man United try and close the gap... 10 things to watch in the midweek Premier League action
In an early Christmas present for football fans, we have a full midweek programme of Premier League fixtures to enjoy. Here's 10 key questions to preview the action over the next two nights.
Everton are in the worst form of any Premier League side and face Arsenal next... so, where has it gone wrong for Ronald Koeman after superb start?
Ronald Koeman enjoyed a near-perfect start at Everton with four wins and a draw from his first five games, but they are now in relegation form. Sportsmail takes a closer look at the club's problems.
Manchester United outcast Bastian Schweinsteiger dines out with wife Ana Ivanovic ahead of Red Devils' clash with Crystal Palace
Manchester United outcast Bastian Schweinsteiger enjoyed a meal out with his tennis star wife Ana Ivanovic, in the quaint location of Cheshire's Hale Village.
Chelsea and Arsenal lead the way in the Premier League table... but who has what it takes to claim the title?
London rivals Chelsea and Arsenal keep on winning to set themselves up for what could be a two-horse title race. But who is the most likely to be lifting the Premier League trophy in May?
Jurgen Klopp hits back at Gary Neville remarks on goalkeeper Loris Karius: 'The Neville brothers don't care much about Liverpool'
Jurgen Klopp has stepped up his defence of goalkeeper Loris Karius by launching a withering attack on the Neville brothers. The Liverpool keeper has been under fire following a shaky start at Anfield.
Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius was simply defending himself and mocking him further isn't going to help things
IAN LADYMAN: Sometimes it is easier to criticise a footballer than stand up for one. Especially when he is making mistakes. Liverpool's Loris Karius is certainly making mistakes.
Pep Guardiola is wrong... tackles win titles: defending greats hit back after rant by Manchester City manager
DOMINIC KING: Whatever Pep Guardiola might achieve during his first season in England, he is seemingly guaranteed one award: the best quote. 'I'm not a coach for the tackles,' he said.
Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho hopes to make New Year's Eve clash against Manchester City as he admits 'rehab is going well'
Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho is targeting a return to action against Manchester City on New Year's Eve. Coutinho has been sidelined with an ankle injury that he picked up last month.
Diego Costa has gone from the striker Antonio Conte didn't rate to Chelsea's most important player... Here's how dirty Diego has cleaned up his act
MATT BARLOW: When Antonio Conte secured the Chelsea job and glanced at the players he would inherit he was far from convinced about controversial Spanish striker Diego Costa.