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Tottenham 0-0 Swansea: Report

TOTTENHAM 0-0 SWANSEA - ROB DRAPER AT WEMBLEY: After the excitement of Borussia Dortmund, the brutal comedown of Swansea City. Tottenham can look swashbuckling against Europeans elite; not so much against Wales’ finest team. And it was a compliment to Paul Clement that the first half was so uneventful. He brought them survival last season with exceptional organisation and he isn’t about to tear up those foundations now. With Federico Frenandez cajoling and Alfie Mawson and Mike Van Der Hoorn responding, with superb positional play, Tottenham exited at half time gnawing their knuckles in frustration. Swansea don’t look the best team on paper; under Clement though they can be exceptionally hard to break down. Admittedly they have lost 4-0 to Manchester United this season; but on that occasion they were still in the game until they tired in the final ten minutes.

Birmingham City sack Harry Redknapp

Birmingham sacked Harry Redknapp on Saturday shortly after suffering their fifth consecutive defeat. Redknapp was appointed at St Andrews in May and was tasked with leading a promotion charge. But the Blues currently sit 23rd in the Championship after eight fixtures, making relegation look like a more realistic method of leaving the division.

LIVERPOOL 1-1 BURNLEY - JOE BERNSTEIN AT ANFIELD: Rookie goalkeeper Nick Pope helped his side earn an unexpected draw as Liverpool were left frustrated.

RIATH AL-SAMARRAI AT WEMBLEY: There was a moment towards the end of the first half when Renato Sanches took possession on the right but let cautious thoughts get the better of him

ADAM CRAFTON AT VICARAGE ROAD: This was a masterclass, the kind of orchestral exhibition for which Pep Guardiola is famed. At times here, City made it appear so easy.

JONATHAN MCEVOY IN SINGAPORE: Hamilton qualified only fifth fastest on a track that will offer barely any overtaking opportunities during the 61-lap marathon under the night sky.

Pep Guardiola hailed Sergio Aguero as a club legend after the striker’s hat-trick moved him within two goals of Manchester City’s all-time top scorer Eric Brook.

Watford 0-6 Manchester City: Aguero helps City beat hosts

SAM CUNNINGHAM AT VICARAGE ROAD:Sergio Aguero proved he is as undroppable as Manchester City are unstoppable right now. The striker scored three of City’s six goals as they crushed Watford under a purple rampage of pure football to move to the top of the Premier League table. Aguero underlined his class and his quality with the hat-trick and an assist for Gabriel Jesus, while Nicolas Otamendi and Raheem Sterling added the rest. To think he could have left City if they signed Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez.

Guardiola meets Sir Elton ahead of Watford vs Man City

Sir Elton John was pictured with Pep Guardiola on Saturday ahead of Watford's home Premier League encounter with Manchester City, and he may well have been seeking answers in the sky after the Hornets were swept away.

NEWCASTLE 2-1 STOKE - CRAIG HOPE AT ST JAMES' PARK: A day shy of the 20th anniversary of their most memorable European night, the Toon reached the Champions League places.

HUDDERSFIELD 1-1 LEICESTER - MIKE KEEGAN: When you win promotion, it is easy to think the establishment is against you. Scott Ledger did nothing to dispel that notion here.

WEST BROM 0-0 WEST HAM - LAURIE WHITWELL AT THE HAWTHORNS: Gareth Barry moved level with Ryan Giggs as the Premier League’s record appearance-holder.

Getafe 1-2 Barcelona: Paulinho nets the winner

GETAFE 1-2 BARCELONA - PETE JENSON: Barca had to come from behind to keep up their 100 per cent record so far this season but substitutes Denis Suarez and Paulinho got the goals as the ran out 2-1 winners. Things did not go according to the script early on when Gaku Shibasaki got a spectacular opener. The ball dropped to the Getafe number ten on the edge of the area; he drew back his left foot and cracked it like a whip to send and an unstoppable volley swerving into the roof of the net. It was worthy of Lionel Messi but it had been Getafe’s number 10 and not Barça’s who had opened the scoring.

Southampton's Virgil van Dijk 'embarrassed club' in row

Virgil van Dijk 'embarrassed himself, Southampton fans and the club' in his summer-long transfer saga over a prospective move to Liverpool, says Alan Pardew. The Holland international handed in a transfer request and trained alone throughout pre-season amid interest from Liverpool, who were forced to publicly end their pursuit of the him amid claims of tapping up. Van Dijk was named on the substitute bench for the match against Crystal Palace on Saturday, the first time he has been involved with the first team since the transfer window closed.

Jamie Redknapp believes Roy Hodgson's Crystal Palace need to become 'horrible to watch' under his guidance if they are to turn their wretched form around.

Roy Hodgson believes there is a lot of work to do after his reign as Crystal Palace manager began with a 1-0 defeat to Southampton at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

Sportsmail's KIERAN GILL was at Selhurst Park and has made five key points about Hodgson's Palace bow and what the 70-year-old appears to have changed after replacing Frank De Boer.

Crystal Palace 0-1 Southampton: Roy Hodgson suffers defeat

CRYSTAL PALACE 0-1 SOUTHAMPTON- OLIVER HOLT AT SELHURST PARK: Before kick-off, it seemed there could be no better place for Roy Hodgson to begin his rehabilitation after the humiliation of that defeat by Iceland in Nice during Euro 2016. He is England’s best travelled manager but this is as close to home as it gets for Hodgson. Two hours later, a big, baggy coat covered his suit and his hair was flattened by rain as he walked back towards the tunnel. Cheers had turned to groans.

Bayern Munich 4-0 Mainz: Robert Lewandowski at the double

BAYERN MUNICH 4-0 MAINZ: Bayern Munich shrugged off a couple of lackluster performances to start their traditional Oktoberfest celebrations with a 4-0 rout of Mainz in the Bundesliga on Saturday. Robert Lewandowski marked his 100th league appearance for Bayern with his 81st and 82nd goals, which came on the first day of the 184th beer festival. Bayern players traditionally go on an annual team visit to Oktoberfest.

Philippe Coutinho persuaded Jurgen Klopp to substitute him towards the end of Liverpool's 1-1 draw against Burnley after cramping up in his first Premier League match of the season.

Newcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff is attracting interest from rival Premier League clubs following his goalscoring exploits at Blackpool.

The Polish striker made waves earlier this summer when he questioned why the German champions didn't match the spending of Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona.

Jurgen Klopp needs to get Liverpool class of 2017 firing 

DOMINIC KING AT ANFIELD: It was another day for nostalgia at Anfield, a chance to press rewind and remember how it all began. This year marks Liverpool's 125th anniversary and the visit of Burnley fell closest to the date of their first ever game at this venue, when they beat Rotherham Town 7-1 in a friendly. The Liverpool Mercury reported that particular game was played in front of a 'modest attendance' but the team 'would get better with practice'. There was nothing so modest about the number of the crowd that had assembled for this Premier League game – once again there were more 53,000 in attendance. And to mark the occasion, some of the greats from the past paraded before kick-off to remind the new generation of what Liverpool used to be. 

Millwall 1-0 Leeds: Report

MILLWALL 1-0 LEEDS: As the teams filed out at the start and the Millwall fans belted out their raucous 'Let 'Em Come' anthem, some of the home fans waved a banner towards the away end. 'Have You Missed Us?' it read. Everyone knew the answer. They have learned to savour their notoriety in these parts and they were up for this one.

The Portuguese midfielder opened the scoring two minutes after half-time and then later netted an 81st-minute winner to steal all three points after Mustapha Carayol had drawn Forest level.

BIRMINGHAM 1-3 PRESTON - WILL JEANES AT ST ANDREW'S: Daniel Johnson, Jordan Hugill and Tom Barkhuizen all netted in the space of 10 minutes to secure a 3-1 win leaving Birmingham 23rd in the Championship.

BARNSLEY 0-3 ASTON VILLA - TOM MASTON AT OAKWELL STADIUM: Albert Adomah’s double and a first Aston Villa goal for teenager Keinan Davis secured a much-needed victory for Aston Villa at Barnsley.

KIERAN GILL - THE NUMBERS GAME: The Liverpool legend criticised the Germany international for doing no dirty work, said he is useless out of possession and does not know how to put in a shift.

Everton defender Michael Keane has opened up about why he rejected the chance to return to Manchester United under Jose Mourinho in favour of developing under Ronald Koeman.

Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin weigh-in at 160lbs

JEFF POWELL IN LAS VEGAS: Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin both hit the scales exactly on the middleweight limit of 160 lbs for their huge fight. Canelo defied doubts about whether he might struggle to make the weight but he looked heftier than multiple world middleweight champion. He said to Govolkin: 'I'm going to knock you out.' Golovkin replied: 'see you tomorrow night.'

Celtic 4-0 Ross County: Moussa Dembele in scoring return

CELTIC 4-0 ROSS COUNTY: The returning Moussa Dembele scored his first goal of the season as Celtic reaffirmed their domestic dominance with a crushing 4-0 win over Ross County. Brendan Rodgers' side were beaten 5-0 at home by Paris St Germain in their Champions League opener on Tuesday night but they were more at ease in this Ladbrokes Premiership encounter. Australia midfielder Tom Rogic drove them ahead in 13th minutes.

The 37-year-old was found in Liverpool on Friday evening after being reported missing amid concerns over his well-being. He has a history of mental illness and tried to kill himself in 2014.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic expects Manchester United to achieve great things this season - and to return from injury better than ever.

Antonio was raised in Earlsfield and witnessed events few others could even imagine. But now, with the winger enjoying life at West Ham, it is a far cry from his upbringing in South London.

Arsene Wenger's Arsenal train ahead of Chelsea test

Arsene Wenger's side have come out on top in the last two outings between the clubs — the FA Cup final and the Community Shield last month — but knows this will be a different encounter altogether. Chelsea have hit a rich vein of form, returning to the Premier League this weekend following a 6-0 drubbing of Champions League newcomers Qarabag on Tuesday.

The Tigers are hardly burning bright in Leicester this year, but they at least felt the warm glow of victory for the first time this season against Gloucester.

EXCLUSIVE BY DANIEL MATTHEWS: Smith, the youngest of four fighting brothers from Liverpool, kicks off the super middleweight competition against Erik Skoglund on Saturday night.

France and Australia took charge of their Davis Cup semi-finals in Saturday's doubles as they built 2-1 leads over Serbia and Belgium respectively. The ties will be completed by Sunday's reverse singles.

CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: Video streaming giants have demonstrated their ambition to break into football by competing for clubs’ fly-on-the-wall documentaries.

NBA fans can see courtside footage with new microchips

CHRIS YOUNG IN LOS ANGELES: Inside a jet black Los Angeles film studio, a leading player from each of the NBA's 30 clubs lines up to show off the swanky new season's kit. Basketball's big-hitters have made the journey to this launch party - Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, Paul George - to whet the appetites of the 500 or so in attendance and the millions more following every image on social media. Once the posing has finished, rapper and singer Travis Scott, bedecked in a Houston Rockets jersey, entertains the younger members of the audience with a brief four-track set.

Kevin Durant reflects on winning NBA championship and MVP

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY CHRIS YOUNG: It took a full off-season for Kevin Durant to appreciate the magnitude of a campaign which had seen him enjoy the loudest of last laughs. All the vitriol which spewed forth on social media, the flak on the court from former team-mate Russell Westbrook and a hate-fuelled return to Oklahoma City Thunder, was eventually confined to meagre white noise.

Arsene Wenger has challenged his players to prove they don't have an inferiority complex over the Premier League's top four. Arsenal have an awful record against the league's elite clubs.

'It didn't feel like a family atmosphere,' said dad Alan Jones. 'They were chanting and in good spirits but the sheer weight of numbers was intimidating for an eight-year-old.'

With the return of the Champions League this past week, our latest quiz challenges you to identify as many of the 20 players pictured in action as you can. Test your knowledge now.

Canelo vs GGG predictions from the elites: Who wins?

For Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez and Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin, the time for talking is almost over.  The two pound-for-pound stars collide under the lights of Las Vegas on Saturday in one of the most hotly-anticipated fights of the past decade. Figures from the world of boxing are divided in who they think will win the battle for middleweight supremacy. Here, Sportsmail rounds-up some of their predictions...

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin are bettling for more than middleweight supremacy when they collide in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

Marvin Hagler says Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez have no chance of matching his 1985 destruction of Thomas Hearns, which was dubbed 'The War'.


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Gareth Bale must improve, admits Real Madrid boss Zidane

Real Madrid need their record signing Gareth Bale to improve, admitted Zinedine Zidane on Saturday. The 28-year-old was pictured training with his Madrid team-mates at the weekend as they gear up for their clash with high-soaring Real Sociedad.

Gareth Barry equals Premier League appearance record

Gareth Barry equaled the Premier League appearance record on Saturday after starting for West Brom against West Ham. The 36-year-old drew level with Ryan Giggs on 632 games at kick-off at The Hawthorns having made his top-flight debut in 1998. He is in line to break Giggs' record when the Baggies go to Arsenal on September 25.

Watford are among the clubs showing keen interest in signing 25-year-old Olympiacos right-back and Norway captain Omar Elabdellaoui.

United’s all-time record goalscorer faces his old club for the first time since rejoining Everton in the summer, and Mourinho is in no doubt how the fans should show their appreciation for Rooney.

Huddersfield have changed their academy structure

The Terriers will operate at category four level of the Premier League's Elite Player Performance Plan instead of category two, focusing resources instead on their Under-18 and Under-23 squads.

Louis Saha has backed Wayne Rooney to handle the emotions of returning to Old Trafford as an Everton player, claiming the striker will do whatever it takes to end his club's current slump.

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli has put his faith in youth again as he tries to salvage the nation's place in next year's World Cup in Russia - by again sidelining Gonzalo Higuain.

Swansea City are rivalling Celtic and Rangers for talented St Mirren winger Lewis Morgan. St Mirren turned down a £200,000 offer from Nigel Clough's Burton Albion in the summer transfer window.

Man Utd target Jack Butland welcomes transfer speculation 

INTERVIEW BY LUKE AUGUSTUS: He’s one of Stoke City’s standout performers but Jack Butland admits it’s ‘always nice’ to be linked with other clubs as it means his displays are being acknowledged. The Potters and England goalkeeper is highly-rated by club and country – with his heroics against Arsenal and Manchester United this season only further enhancing his reputation. Butland has been linked with a move to United in the past with some reports earmarking him as David de Gea’s replacement should the Spaniard ever leave Old Trafford.

Crotone 0-2 Inter Milan: Perisic and Skriniar strike late

CROTONE 0-2 INTER MILAN: Inter Milan scored twice in the last 10 minutes to claim a fortuitous 2-0 win at lowly Crotone on Saturday and extend their perfect start to the Serie A season. Milan Skriniar and Ivan Perisic were on target for Inter, who finished a modest seventh last season, as Luciano Spalletti's side survived a difficult second half in torrid conditions to make it four wins out of four.

'Flat-track bully' was the stick with which to beat Romelu Lukaku as he officially signed for Manchester United from a luxury Californian villa alongside Paul Pogba.

Kompany picked up a knock while away on international duty with Belgium, his 15th calf problem in five years. He will not be ready for Manchester City trip to Watford on Saturday.

Ronald Koeman held a summit with Everton's players to demand an explanation for why they have allowed their standards to crash.

Chelsea could be without midfielder Danny Drinkwater for another month as he recovers from his latest injury. The deadline day signing also suffered a thigh problem this season.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has urged his players to remain focused on Sunday's crunch clash against Arsenal following the terrorist attack just a stone's throw from Stamford Bridge.

Although Graham Dorrans salvaged a point for the visitors with a superb strike, Caixinha admitted a lack of a killer instinct in the final third – particularly after Chris Erskine's dismissal.

Jason's shot of the Day! Aussie earns $100,000 for charity with hole in one as Leishman's form continues at BMW 

Marc Leishman has put in another fine performance during the second round of the BMW Championship at Conway Farms. The Australian, who finished day one as clubhouse leader, held on to top spot with a seven-under 64 at the penultimate play-off event for the season-ending tournament. After claiming 10 birdies during round one, the 33-year-old shot eight on Friday, again just dropping one shot on the 17th hole of the Chicago course.

New Zealand 57-0 South Africa: All Blacks rout Springboks

NEW ZEALAND 57-0 SOUTH AFRICA: Winger Nehe Milner-Skudder scored two of the All Blacks' eight tries as they destroyed South Africa at North Harbour Stadium on Saturday to post a record points margin against the Springboks. The All Blacks were ruthless in their execution of their opportunities to post 50 points for the second successive test against their traditional foes, with their 57-15 win last year in Durban the previous largest margin. Rieko Ioane, Milner-Skudder, Brodie Retallick and Scott Barrett all crossed in the first half to give the All Blacks a 31-0 lead at the break, before the right winger, Ofa Tu'ungafasi Lima Sopoaga and Codie Taylor all scored in the second half.

Australia scored five second-half tries to rally to their first victory of this year's Rugby Championship with a 45-20 win over Argentina at a chilly Canberra Stadium on Saturday.

EXCLUSIVE: Michael Bisping will be the man to welcome Georges St-Pierre back into the UFC and he plans to send the legendary welterweight straight into retirement.

Chris Froome insists therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) "have a place in sport" despite rejecting the chance to treat a chest infection at the Tour de France in 2015.

LAWRENCE BOOTH AT CHESTER-LE-STREET: West Indies captain Carlos Brathwaite has cranked up the pressure on England's bowlers ahead of Saturday's Twenty20 game in Durham.

WILL KELLEHER EXCLUSIVE: England could soon have two more foreign-born players in their ranks, with Gloucester pair Jason Woodward and Ruan Ackermann soon eligible.

The Australian suffered another early grand slam exit at the US Open last month and has endured numerous peaks and troughs throughout a tempestuous career in top-level tennis.

MARCUS TOWNEND AT DONCASTER: If you want to know which horse will win Saturday's William Hill St Leger, you best go to the very top and ask the King of Doncaster, Sardinian, Andrea Atzeni.

Ryan Moore collected the only British Classic missing from his record when driving Aidan O'Brien-trained 3-1 favourite Capri to a half-length success in the William Hill St Leger.

Alvaro Morata on Cristiano Ronaldo and Antonio Conte

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY ADAM CRAFTON: His smile broadening, Alvaro Morata reels off some of his managerial influences. ‘Last week I saw a photograph from the FIFA coaches’ conference and as I scanned across, I’m thinking, “I’ve played under Zinedine Zidane, Carlo Ancelotti, and Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid.” Then there was Max Allegri at Juventus,' he says. 'Now I am with Antonio Conte, who originally signed me for Juve. I am only missing a Guardiola or a Klopp!'

IAN HERBERT - SPECIAL REPORT: There were moments during Wayne Rooney's 13 years at Old Trafford when he did not seem to have an intelligent thought in his head. 

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Joselu smiles as he relives August. The birth of his son. Signing for Newcastle. A debut goal and a message from Shearer. But there were tears, too.

NIK SIMON IN PHILADELPHIA: There were fewer autograph hunters than usual as Maro Itoje stepped out of the team hotel to grab a Philly cheesesteak, walk up the Rocky steps.