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Everton striker Oumar Niasse has been charged with 'successful deception of a match official' against Crystal Palace on Saturday

Manchester Utd last-minute Champions League prep for Basel

Henrikh Mkhitaryan cut a lonely figure this morning as Manchester United's stars were put through their paces during training before they travel to Switzerland for their Champions League encounter withn Basel. Mkhitaryan, who is struggling to convince Mourinho that he merits a first-team spot, sat on the bench looking miserable, while team-mates such as Marouane Fellaini and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (inset), Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku (right) were in buoyant mood.

Adrien Silva wowing at Leicester training as fans wait

The only game Adrien Silva has played in a Leicester shirt so far came on the morning Craig Shakespeare was sacked. A practice match featuring squad players against a Nottingham Forest Under-23 side was arranged primarily with Silva in mind. Shakespeare watched from the sidelines at Leicester’s Belvoir Drive training ground, excited at the prospect of one day picking the Portugal international in a contest of consequence.

David Warner has cheerfully reminded England what they will be missing when the Ashes start at The Gabba by accusing Ben Stokes of letting his country down.

Everton striker Oumar Niasse has been charged with simulation by the Football Association after he won a controversial penalty in Saturday's Premier League draw at Crystal Palace.

Real Madrid will make another push to sign Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea next summer despite previously failing to tempt the Spaniard away from Old Trafford.

Richarlison may want to think twice about leaving Watford as the Brazilian youngster is leading the way for minutes played in the Premier League by players born in 1997 or after.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is leaving no room for sentiment when it comes to hunting down title rivals Manchester City as he has changed his side's Christmas plan. 

Mesut Ozil's agent has opened discussions with Barcelona over a sensational January transfer — and the Spanish club believe they can land their man for £17million. 

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has continued in his attempts to persuade WBA and IBF kingpin Anthony Joshua to agree to a date for a title unification bout next year.

Can BVB's Aubameyang bounce back against Tottenham?

KIT HOLDEN: The last time Borussia Dortmund suspended Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, he scored four goals on his return to action. How they would love for him to repeat the feat against Tottenham. Suspended for 'disciplinary reasons' at the end of last week, Aubameyang could only watch on as Dortmund lost 2-1 to Stuttgart last Friday.  The club have now lifted the ban, and can only hope that their star striker is firing on all cylinders when they host Spurs on Tuesday evening.

Zinedine Zidane has admitted that Karim Benzema's poor run of form needs to end soon following the Frenchman's slow start to the season, having scored just twice in 13 matches this season.

CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: Joey Barton said on Alan Brazil’s breakfast show on Monday that Everton’s plight was comparable to being left with the fat bird at the end of the disco.

NEW Ryan Giggs has suffered the loss of his childhood friend and agent Gary Lloyd, releasing a statement offering his condolences. 

This business with Andy Carroll cannot go on. Someone is going to get hurt. And not hurt like Marvin Zeegelaar of Watford was, either.

Courtois takes a tumble as Chelsea train for Qarabag clash

Chelsea have put the finishing touches on their preparations for Wednesday's Champions League clash with Azerbaijani outfit Qarabag. The Blues completed the gruelling 2,456-mile trip from London to Azerbaijan on Monday but showed no signs of tiredness at they got to work in the Bakcell Arena in Baku on Tuesday morning. Any lingering cobwebs from the journey were blown away when goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois took an embarrassing fall as he attempted to jump over a bag of footballs, leaving the team in hysterics.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is eyeing a move for Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez in the January transfer window with Arsenal and Chelsea also interested in securing his services.

EXCLUSIVE - MATT LAWTON: The storm engulfing Team Sky and British Cycling erupted again on Monday as it is revealed medical supplier Fit 4 Sport refused to co-operate with UKAD.

The Middle East and Chinese investment fund - fronted by the Yorkshire businesswoman - have been working through the due diligence process since last month and have now tabled an initial bid.

Liverpool maintained their impressive recent run, with Mohamed Salah netting two against Southampton. There were also eye-catching performances from the likes of Callum Wilson and Eden Hazard.

England have 'genuine confidence' of win at the Gabba

Moeen Ali believes England can end Australia's long unbeaten run at the Gabba by defeating their hosts there for the first time in three decades. Seven Ashes tours have come and gone since England last Test win in Brisbane, Mike Gatting's team prevailing by seven wickets after a century from man-of-the-match Ian Botham.

Australia always love to talk a good game and indulge in the Ashes phoney war but Nathan Lyon took it to new levels with a quite extraordinary outburst about England’s present and past players.

It was not the most auspicious start when England arrived in Australia. The interviewer bounded up to Alastair Cook. 'James…' he said.

Nathan Lyon’s words are exactly the kind of thing you expect to hear before a ball goes down in an Ashes series, yet it is surprising they came from him.

There is a reason that Australia bring the Ashes tour to Brisbane first. The Gabba has, over recent decades, become a cauldron and the impregnable fortress of Aussie cricket.

Australia handed scare after David Warner hurts neck

David Warner gave the Australia camp a scare ahead of Thursday's opening Ashes Test by hurting his neck during a fielding drill but the opening batsman is confident he will be fit to face England at the Gabba. Australia's vice-captain felt a twinge in his neck as he ran back to take a catch on Tuesday and immediately left the field to receive treatment. 'My neck is quite stiff,' Warner told reporters afterwards.

Cook insists England can upset odds in first Ashes Test

PAUL NEWMAN IN BRISBANE: It is easy to forget England have won four of the last five Ashes and are the holders of the urn. Easy, also, to forget the sensational summer of 2015 and Stuart Broad’s incredible eight for 15 at Trent Bridge. It is as if everyone here only remembers what happened the last time England played in Australia. England certainly remember their recent Ashes record - Joe Root, Moeen Ali and Alastair Cook all quietly slipped it into their media conferences yesterday - and Broad has a reminder of his successes in the form of a package of all his wickets against Australia put together for him to watch here by the team analyst.

Big defeats were a feature of Ashes tours of Australia in the Nineties, yet, were it not for a contentious third-umpire call in the final Test, England might have come back to share the 1998-99 series.

Jake Ball looked to have little chance of walking out at Brisbane when he was hobbling round England’s hotel 10 days ago on crutches wearing a protective boot.

It could still be a matter of weeks rather than days before an investigation into Ben Stokes’s Bristol street brawl concludes. Police are ‘still no nearer' to deciding whether he will be charged.

Brighton 2-2 Stoke: Jose Izquierdo rescues a home point

BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 2-2 STOKE CITY - RIATH AL-SAMARRAI AT THE AMEX STADIUM: Mark Hughes spent much of this match in his seat, no doubt quite pleased with what he was watching. But then, with Jose Izquierdo’s little prod on the hour for 2-2, it maybe felt a touch warmer and up he got. There isn’t an overwhelming level of discomfort for the Welshman right now, but as this game batted back and forth, the sacking of Tony Pulis might just have crossed his mind. Not so much on the grounds of shared nationality, nor because he is under any immediate or obvious threat. But West Brom’s decision means four of the five clubs beneath Stoke have booted their bosses this season and football managers tend to go like dominoes once the silliness begins. So for that reason, this might feel like a game in which two points got away, given Stoke twice led and twice were pegged back.

Peter Crouch's 73rd-minute introduction at the Amex Stadium on Monday night took him past ex-Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi's tally, set between 2000 and 2015.

Stoke City captain Ryan Shawcross admits Brighton and Hove Albion should have had a penalty after he appeared to bring striker Glenn Murray down in the box during their 2-2 on Monday evening.

Aguero and Gabriel Jesus 'cannot play together': Guardiola

Pep Guardiola claimed Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus cannot play alongside each other until Benjamin Mendy returns from injury. The Manchester City manager insisted the choice between the pair is now his hardest decision, with one set to miss out each week. Mendy is not back from a ACL injury until April and Guardiola revealed the left back's ability going forward dictated that his star strikers could line-up together.

Pulis was ruthlessly sacked over the telephone by West Bromwich Albion. Chairman John Williams delivered the news during a call on Monday morning while Pulis was at home in Dorset.

Antoine Griezmann or Gareth Bale? That is the big question that will be pondered at Manchester United once this season is over. Here, Sportsmail asks who would be the better fit at Old Trafford?

The 26-year-old, who was part of Portugal's victorious squad at Euro 2016, is a reported target for the two Premier League giants. Pereira scored the opening goal as the Primeira Liga leaders beat Portimonense.

The pair had been due for a rerun on December 17 at the O2 after Bellew caused a huge upset in March, when Haye was stopped in the 11th round after rupturing his achilles tendon during the fight.

Danny Rose could for Spurs return v Dortmund: Pochettino

Danny Rose is in contention to return to the Tottenham team for Tuesday night's Champions League clash at Borussia Dortmund. Rose was left out of Mauricio Pochettino's squad for Saturday's north London derby defeat to Arsenal and the manager was afterwards forced to deny a rift with the player. The England international, who Pochettino said was left out at the Emirates for fitness reasons, is back in the squad for the Group H meeting at Signal Iduna Park. 

Mauricio Pochettino will warn Dele Alli to be on his best behaviour and forget the hand signals as the Tottenham midfielder prepares for his first reunion with referee Clement Turpin.

Mauricio Pochettino has insisted his Tottenham side must quickly get over the disappointment of the Premier League defeat at Arsenal by getting a morale-boosting victory at Borussia Dortmund.

Klopp hopes Salah can gain more confidence vs Sevilla 

Mohamed Salah is in dangerous form right now and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp can only imagine how self-assured he might become should he prosper at Sevilla on Tuesday. The Egyptian winger scored twice in Saturday's 3-0 victory over Southampton, bringing his tally to 14 goals in all competitions since he joined the Reds from Roma in the summer.

Eliaquim Mangala ready to step in for injured John Stones

Eliaquim Mangala is ready to take his chance should he be needed to fill in at centre back for Manchester City when they take on Feyenoord in the Champions League this week. City take on the Dutch side on Tuesday and the first team squad were out in full force at training on Monday afternoon. They may have to face the Eredivisie champions without defender John Stones however, who suffered a hamstring injury in the weekend Premier League win over Leicester City.

Eddie Jones will consider starting Chris Robshaw at openside flanker against Samoa on Saturday – two years after claiming that he did not have the ‘specialist skills and the instinct’ of a true No 7.

Arsenal are still a long way ahead of Tottenham in terms of status, according to former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher. The Gunners beat Tottenham 2-0 at the Emirates at the weekend.

Jurgen Klopp has urged striker Daniel Sturridge to put his personal frustrations aside and focus on helping Liverpool hit their pre-Christmas targets.

Leonardo Bonucci shares snap of AC Milan squad dining out

Leonardo Bonucci shared a photo on Instagram of a huge AC Milan night out as 32 team-mates enjoyed a meal together. The former Juventus defender lauded the bonding session in writing the caption: 'Strength through unity'. The room was bursting at the seams as the Italian squad crowded around the long dining table for a picture. It seems unity is just what AC Milan need right now having faltered to an unconvincing campaign so far.

MMA fighter Ollie Flint is internet hit with stunning KO

An English MMA fighter has become an internet hit after producing a stunning KO. Ollie Flint caught opponent Aaron Gray with a vicious spinning head kick at Shock N Awe 26 in Portsmouth. But the 29-year-old was denied a stunning victory on his amateur debut despite initially being awarded the win by the referee.

Kevin De Bruyne is already the outright favourite to win the PFA Player of the Year award and has a right foot comparable to David Beckham and Steven Gerrard.

At the end of a glowing assessment of Phil Foden, Guardiola mischievously added that Manchester City’s prodigy must be ready for a call ‘because sometimes the manager makes surprises’.

Arsenal have appointed the man responsible for helping to bring stars such as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ousmane Dembele and Shinji Kagawa to Borussia Dortmund.

Chelsea embark on 2,456-mile trip for Champions League tie

Chelsea have made the gruelling 2,456-mile trip from London to Azerbaijan to face Qarabag in the Champions League on Wednesday evening. The Premier League club and their fans will be travelling for a total of 11 hours for the Group C tie hoping for all three points against the Azerbaijan champions.

Middlesbrough defender Cyrus Christie has called for more action to tackle the issue of racist abuse after the Ireland star was targeted by online trolls after Ireland's World Cup play-off defeat.

Ibrahimovic returned from a seven-month absence due to a knee injury in the second half of United's win over Newcastle - and promptly played as centre forward with Lukaku pushed to the wing.

Veteran stand-off Kevin Brown has been named in an unchanged England team for Saturday's World Cup semi-final but must prove his fitness.

The former striker was speaking about the managerial role on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football show after Chris Coleman stepped down as Wales boss to take over at Sunderland.

Listen up, Lionel... there's new bosses in town! Barcelona celebrate World Children's Day by letting kids lead stars in training

Barcelona showed their backing of World Children's Day by coming up with a lovely gesture to temporarily dethrone boss Ernesto Valverde and let local youngsters take over for the day. The European giants found themselves manned, for one day only, by a group of children who were able to take the reins and dictate training. Lionel Messi and the rest of the Barca superstars went under infant rule as the children packed into their famous training ground, before later meeting manager Valverde himself.

Lewis Hamilton left 'very emotional' by Mercedes surprise

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton was 'very emotional' after being given a guard of honour by Mercedes' UK-based team. Hamilton will formally lay hands on his fourth drivers' title after the calendar wraps up in Abu Dhabi this weekend, with the marque also celebrating its fourth constructors' championship. The 32-year-old returned to England on Monday to celebrate with team-mates in Brixworth and Brackley, with Mercedes staff at the latter honouring him with a hero's welcome to their headquarters.

Atletico Madrid's France forward Antoine Griezmann has no regrets about staying at the Liga club despite a difficult start to the season which has seen him booed by his own fans.

Ibrahimovic's unbroken ten-year run as Sweden's best player came to an end on Monday when FC Krasnodar defender Granqvist won the country's Golden Ball for 2017.

Barcelona could make a dramatic January transfer window move for Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil. The Barca board are divided over what to do when the window opens. Some still want Philippe Coutinho.

Chris Coleman adamant he chose right club in Sunderland

Chris Coleman did not realise at the time, but just as he was settling into his seat to be unveiled as the new manager of Sunderland, Tony Pulis was being sacked at West Brom. ‘Oh, right,’ said Coleman, somewhat hesitantly, when he was informed moments later. He hadn’t changed his mind about joining the Championship’s bottom club already, had he?

Something is stirring at the old Mestalla. Twelve games in they are second with nine wins. They are six points clear of both Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. The phoenix is rising.

Eden Hazard has revealed that he feels rejuvenated after taking the summer to recover from a fractured ankle. The 26-year-old has been in fine form having scored five times this season.

Scotland captain Scott Brown wants SFA chief executive Stewart Regan to land a new national manager as soon as possible. Scotland don't play a competitive game until next September.

The deal will see more than 200 'fully automatic' coffee machines installed in boxes and hospitality areas around Old Trafford. 'Like Manchester United, Melitta is steeped in history,' the club said.

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Premier League Golden Boot race: Salah, Morata, Aguero...

The race for the Premier League Golden Boot is shaping up into one of the most exciting for many years, with many of the division's leading strikers quickly into their groove. Liverpool's Mohamed Salah currently leads the way with nine goals, assuming top spot after scoring twice in Saturday's 3-0 win over Southampton. Behind him, we have Chelsea's Alvaro Morata, Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku, Tottenham's Harry Kane and the Manchester City duo Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus all bunched together on eight league goals. We take a detailed look at each of those six and break down their Premier League performances in the campaign so far.

Terry shares latest gym workout as he continues injury rehab in bid to return for Aston Villa promotion push

John Terry admits he hates being injured, but the veteran Aston Villa defender looks to be taking a proactive outlook on his recovery as he hit the gym for a big Monday session. The 36-year-old is expected to be out for the rest of the year after suffering a fracture to his fifth metatarsal during Aston Villa's 2-1 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday earlier this month. But following a brief break in Dubai, Terry was back at work as he completed the latest stint of his rehabilitation, and shared an inspiring gym montage that wouldn't look out of place in a Rocky film.

Goals from Pascal Gross and record signing Jose Izquierdo cancelled out strikes from Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Kurt Zouma to extend Brighton's unbeaten run to five matches.

The Azzurri failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 60 years prompting demands for major change at the top of their governing body, the FIGC.

Pep Guardiola has confirmed defender John Stones will be out for 'four to six weeks' with the hamstring injury he suffered in Manchester City's 2-0 win at Leicester on Saturday.

MailOnline Sport has teamed up with EA SPORTS to offer you the chance to win a pair of tickets to West Ham v Leicester on Friday, November 24 (8pm kick-off).

It seems some West Ham Unuted supporters have been taking their grievances too far, with the Essex Police Force Control Room urging them to stop using the emergency number.

MailOnline has teamed up with Carling - the official beer and cider partner of the Premier League - to give you the chance to win four tickets to Crystal Palace v Stoke.

Real Madrid train in Cyprus ahead of Apoel Nicosia test

Zinedine Zidane lead his Real Madrid players through a training session in Cyprus on Monday night as they look to kick-start their Champions League campaign against Apoel Nicosia. Cristiano Ronaldo trained alongside team-mates Karim Benzema and Luka Modric among others ahead of Tuesday's encounter, which represents a first chance to seal a place in the knockout stages. But earning a spot in the round of 32 is not the only reason why they are aiming for a big win against Apoel, with Zidane admitting he wants to reassert their dominance after a poor start to the season, which included a 0-0 draw with rivals Atletico Madrid in La Liga last weekend.

Guardiola wears yellow ribbon at Man City press conference

City manager Guardiola wore a yellow ribbon on his jumper during Monday's Champions League press conference. Guardiola told reporters that he had donned the small badge as a gesture of support for imprisoned politicians Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sanchez, who remain incarcerated amid the row over Catalan independence. Cuixart and Sanchez — presidents of political groups Omnium and ANC — were locked up last month accused of sedition, rebellion and embezzlement.

Manchester United have triggered their option on Ander Herrera's contract. The Spain international's deal was due to finish next summer but he is now tied to the Old Trafford club until 2019.

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has quashed comparisons between Paul Pogba and Steven Gerrard, believing the Manchester United star must produce more consistent performances.

Emmanuel Adebayor has taken an extraordinary dig at former Arsenal team-mate Tomas Rosicky, saying that the Czech winger would get injured if you merely asked him how he was.

Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti has heaped praise upon Argentine striker Mauro Icardi after his brace in Sunday's 2-0 victory over Atalanta at the San Siro Stadium.

The Football Association are investigating after Leeds fans hurled plastic flagsticks at an assistant referee during Garry Monk's tempestuous return to Elland Road.

Hearts and Hibs are to square up in the William Hill Scottish Cup for the third season in a row. It was the plum tie in Monday's fourth-round draw which sees holders Celtic host Brechin City.

Grigor Dimitrov wins ATP Finals against David Goffin

Grigor Dimitrov earned what could prove to be a major breakthrough victory in his career by defeating David Goffin to earn the ATP Finals trophy.  The final was not the Roger Federer-Rafa Nadal showstopper hoped for by the organisers, with Nadal having withdrawn injured and Federer stunned by Goffin in the semi-final.  However the two less heralded names served up a competitive and entertaining denouement - all the more impressive considering neither has reached a Grand Slam final before.

Joey Carbery is facing a race against time to be fit for Ireland's 2018 Six Nations campaign. The RFU confirmed the 22-year-old fractured his left wrist during Saturday's 23-20 win over Fiji.

Former Australia fast bowler Gillespie, now 42, led Yorkshire to consecutive County Championship titles in 2014 and 2015 before quitting 15 months ago citing family reasons.

New Zealand winger Rieko Ioane and lock Luke Romano will miss Saturday's clash with Wales. The world champions take on Warren Gatland's side in the final tour game.

WILL KELLEHER IN CARDIFF: Warren Gatland has come out swinging, renewing his battle with the New Zealand media from the Lions tour ahead of Wales’ clash with the All Blacks.

Cheika was infuriated by a number of decisions and when a try was disallowed in the first half, he appeared to mouth 'f***ing genius' in reference to the decision made by referee Ben O'Keeffe.

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England cricketers cool off at The Gabba Pool Deck

Ahead of the ferocity of an Ashes series on Australian soil, the England players kicked back and relaxed by a pool at the Gabba. The tourists posed on a scorching day in Brisbane with the famous old ground behind them, lapping up the rays before the real heat is turned up on Thursday when the first Test begins. James Vince, Jake Ball and Dawid Malan splashed about and stuck on their swimming shorts for a visit to the Pooldeck where a few lucky fans will watch the action from. 

England cricketer Stuart Broad hit by golf ball

England suffered an unlikely injury scare on Monday when Stuart Broad was hit while playing golf in Brisbane ahead of the first Ashes Test at the Gabba. The man who the local Courier-Mail newspaper declared war on the last time England were here for the Ashes was on the putting green enjoying a round during England's day off when an unknown assailant over hit his drive and struck Broad on the lower back.

PAUL NEWMAN IN BRISBANE: While England go into the Gabba Test the bowler they really would like with them in the Ashes will be a short throw across town stepping up his bid to be in the squad.

With the first Ashes Test starting at midnight on Wednesday at the Gabba, Sportsmail’s team of experts make their predictions for what promises to be a fascinating series

Not long left to go now. The Ashes series is on the lips of every cricket fan and is being looked upon as one of the most fascinating tours in years.

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Nolito reflects on Manchester City and Pep Guardiola

INTERVIEW BY PETE JENSON: Nolito doesn't want to see Pep Guardiola again. Not for a while anyway. It's not because he sidelined him for three months and sold him last season: 'I scored six goals at the start and then, suddenly, he clipped my wings,' he says. It's because he has seen how City have in his words: 'gone off like a rocket' this season and that Guardiola, having learned from the mistakes of his first year, will perhaps not be stopped this time. Nolito scored the winner for Sevilla in La Liga on Saturday and he'll start for them on Tuesday night as they try to beat Liverpool and increase their chances of topping the group and avoiding City, and therefore Pep, in the next round.

CHRIS SUTTON: if you look at Pulis' CV and the clubs he has kept in the top flight, his record is exceptional. He’s had a decade of keeping mediocre teams in the Premier League.

For someone who won a total of 100 professional tennis titles in her career, it seems deeply unfair that Jana Novotna should be remembered for an association with defeat.

DEREK LAWRENSON - WORLD OF GOLF: After another absorbing golf year, let’s look back on the biggest, best and worst bits featuring Garcia, Rose and Jordan Spieth.

ADAM CRAFTON: Conte uncovered a large part of his new masterplan as far back as the end of September. Chelsea visited Atletico Madrid and employed an extra man in midfield.