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  • October 2, 2022

LIVERPOOL were held to a 3-3 draw at home to Brighton, with Leandro Trossard scoring the first hat-trick at Anfield since 2009.
Conor Gallagher scored a sublime winner for Chelsea – against the club he thrived on loan at last season in Crystal Palace.
Newcastle showed they are not to be messed with in the Premier League this season with 4-1 win at Fulham.
Earlier Arsenal beat Tottenham 3-1 in an eventful North London derby.
But all eyes will be on the Etihad today as Manchester United take on Manchester City in a mouth-watering fixture
Reports suggest that Nkunku underwent a medical check in Frankfurt earlier this month.
And the French international is all set to make the switch to Stamford Bridge in the summer.
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United introduce new market rule
Man Utd introduced a "no d***heads" rule in the transfer market under new manager Erik ten Hag.
United brought in the likes of Lisandro Martínez, Christian Eriksen, Casemiro, Antony and Tyrell Malacia in the summer window.
But according to The Telegraph, incoming boss Ten Hag was instructed was instructed to sign “no d*** heads”. 
That was at risk when they registered an interest in ex-Stoke forward Marko Arnautovic, known for his stroppy attitude.
It is said Bruno Fernandes, Harry Maguire as well as goalkeepers David de Gea and Tom Heaton have all acted as leaders at United.
And also the WiFi was also switched off in a bid to force players to interact with each other.
Haaland on the Manchester Derby
Erling Haaland is eager to continue his fine run of form going into his derby debut today, especially with his dad and one-time City star Alfie in the crowd.
His dad had three years with the club and was on the wrong end of one of the most famous clashes in derby history, when Roy Keane was sent off for a disgraceful challenge in 2001.
Haaland insists he has never discussed that – indeed any derby – with his old man, for all the two watched plenty together on the box back in Norway.
He told Gary Neville and Sky Sports: “I haven’t spoken to my father about this game, but I know he will be in the stands watching.
“It means so much to all of the supporters and as a fan I know that. We want to make them proud. I know that derby games are so much more intense and mean everything to the fans.
“It is the first time I’ve played one after watching so many on TV with my father and I cannot wait. It will be a special moment for me.
“I don’t think I need to say too much. All I need to say is… I’m ready.”
Manchester Derby: Head to Head
Man City vs Man Utd team news
Marcus Rashford is set to hand United a huge boost with the in-form forward back in training, alongside Anthony Martial who is also available.
United captain Harry Maguire is set to be sidelined for around two weeks with a hamstring injury, which means Ten Hag will persist with the pairing of Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane.
He played on despite the issue to see out the full 90 minutes at Wembley on Monday but was later spotted limping away from the stadium.
City centre-back John Stones was forced off in the 37th minute with a hamstring injury in the Wembley draw and will miss the derby.
Though City boss Pep Guardiola says Stones could be back inside two weeks.
Guardiola said: "I think he will not be injured for five to six weeks but it will be less. Normally hamstring can be four to six weeks.
"I don't know when he will be back but maybe 10 days to two weeks hopefully."
BREAKING: Hundreds killed in riot after football match
At least 174 people have been killed in a riot after a football match in Indonesia.
The horror incident broke out at a stadium in East Java during a game between Arema and Persebaya Surabaya.
Thousands of Arema fans ran onto the pitch after their team lost 3-2, which reportedly prompted local police to fire tear gas into the crowd.
A stampede then began, killing over at least 174 people and injuring hundreds more.
Duran Duran
Liverpool are chasing Colombia’s latest skilful star Jhon Duran as the Kop plan for the future.
Speedy attacker Duran, 18, has just made his breakthrough into the national side after impressing in MLS with Chicago Fire.
Duran plays on the right but is tipped to move into the middle later in his career and he has the pace and trickery that fit the Anfield model.
Liverpool already have the teenager’s compatriot Luis Diaz on the left side and Duran could be moved for quickly because of growing interest in him.
Duran only came into the Chicago side this season and clubs in Spain and Germany are on his trail.
His fee would not scare any of his admirers and may be around £10million plus extras.
Vintage Messi
Lionel Messi curled a stunning free-kick beyond Kasper Schmeichel as Paris Saint-Germain took on Nice this evening.
The Argentine is looking full of confidence again in front of goal after producing an underwhelming tally last term.
In the 28th minute of tonight's match against Nice, Messi rolled back the years with an amazing effort.
After Neymar's dummy run, the 35-year-old caressed a shot into the top corner.
Such was its accuracy that former Leicester stalwart Schmeichel barely moved as it flew past him.
Vintage Lionel Messi! 💫

Kasper Schmeichel stranded, the Argentine makes it look ever so easy.

Magnifique! 🤩
Redknapp backs Maguire
Harry Redknapp has backed Harry Maguire to come good, after a horrific run of form for club and country.
Speaking in his column to SunSport, Harry wrote: "Harry Maguire will be stuck on the sidelines once again when today’s Manchester derby kicks off.
"And judging from the stick he’s had this week, that’s where most people would like him to be when England begin their World Cup adventure next month.
"Well, it might not be the popular view right now but here’s a thing… if I was picking the side to face Iran on November 21, Harry would be in it, for sure.
"You don’t need me to say he’s had a rough time of things lately. Maguire’s such a straight guy, he’d tell you that himself.
"Yes, he’s made a few ricks although getting as much grief as he is doesn’t make it any easier.
"But Harry is a really decent lad and the one thing he won’t do is shy away from it all. He’s also a strong enough character — and good enough player — to come through it."
West Ham win
West Ham finally got that first home win of the season – seeing off Wolves.
The Hammers were 2-0 victors, thanks to goals from Gianluca Scamacca and Jarrod Bowen.
However, Bowen suffered a nasty dislocated finger during the game that had fans wincing.
Either way, it was a thumbs up from West Ham fans tonight.
Newcastle mega deal for Anderson
Newcastle have put Elliot Anderson on a £30,000-a-week deal.
Toon are eager to keep the 19-year-old Scotland Under-21 ace so have paid out first-team cash.
Anderson excelled on loan at Bristol Rovers during the second half of last season.
The midfielder struck eight goals in 21 outings for Joey Barton's side, playing an integral role in their dramatic promotion.
Rovers won 7-0 on the final day to snatch the third and final automatic promotion place – with Anderson grabbing a goal and two assists.
Upon his return, boss Eddie Howe has set about integrating him into the first team at St James' Park.
Captain Marvel
Jude Bellingham has made history today after captaining Borussia Dortmund.
The Englishman had the armband for Dortmund's visit to Cologne earlier today at the age of 19.
And in doing so he reportedly become the youngest ever Bundesliga captain, and also the youngest in his club's history.
Despite not being on the winning side today as Dortmund fell to a 3-2 defeat, Bellingham still managed an assist for the opener.
His appointment comes after usual captains Marco Reus and Mats Hummels were unavailable.
Klopp reacts to Brighton draw
When speaking to BBC Sport after Liverpool's 3-3 draw with Brighton, Jurgen Klopp said:
"This game has different stories. There is the story of how we conceded two early goals, there is the story of how we came back in the game, then there is the story of how we threw it away.
"Brighton are a really good football team and a real team. It was a different formation, we were surprised a little bit? Yes a little. But we were already 2-0 down when we adapted from that.
"We scored our goals which were the counter-attacks. We could have won but would we have deserved to win? I'm actually not sure. Brighton deserved something.
"With all the good things we did during the week the confidence is a little flower and when someone stamps on it, it is really difficult.
"We have to accept it. Of course it is not enough for us but it is what we got.
"I spoke to the boys in a similar way to how I speak to you. I don't know how many times I have to say we need a reaction. The first goal has an impac ton both teams. They were flying and we were somewhere in between. They used that for the second goal.
"We could have defended much better. It's football and you have to accept it. On a day like this when it starts like this, it's important to fight your way through.
"It would be nice if you could win it. We always have problems against Brighton who are a very good football team but we have to do better.
"I know we have 10 points and that's the reality. I don't hide from that. We have to go together and build."
Bellingham makes history
Jude Bellingham captained Borussia Dortmund today for the first time at the age of just 19-years-old.
Dortmund travelled to the RheinEnergieStadion this afternoon to face mid-table side Koln in the Bundesliga.
And the teen was handed the captains armband by Edin Terzic as first choice skippers Mats Hummels and Marco Reus were unavailable.
Since joining Borussia Dortmund from Birmingham City for £25million in 2020, Bellingham has made over 100 appearances.
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Gallagher scores first Chelsea goal
Conor Gallagher has gone from hero to zero in the eyes of Crystal Palace fans.
The midfielder returned to Selhurst Park this afternoon for the first time since his season-long loan with the Eagles.
But, this time he was wearing a Chelsea shirt.
Gallagher came off the bench in the 76th minute as new boss Graham Potter pushed for his first Premier League win.
And as the 90th minute hit, the former loanee fired a fantastic strike into the top corner of the goal, much to the dismay of Palace fans and Patrick Vieira.
His decisive finish saw the Blues claim all three points.
Will to win
Cesc Fabregas has claimed William Saliba can be Arsenal's centre-back for "15 to 20 years".
The 21-year-old was superb yet again as the Gunners beat bitter rivals Tottenham 3-1 at the Emirates this afternoon.
Saliba has now gone a staggering 720 MINUTES without being dribbled past – all eight of Arsenal's Premier League games this season
And club legend Fabregas reckons Saliba can be a stalwart for the Gunners until he's into his FORTIES.
He told BT Sport: "That was a fantastic complete performance.
"I’d like to mention the special name, the fact he was so good he made it look easy is William Saliba.
"I’m sorry but this boy was in France on loan and I was watching him very closely because an ex-Arsenal scout asked me three years ago when we were playing St Etienne in a cup match.
"I was rested so I was in the stand, he said 'watch this boy, I want to sign him'.
"He was 18, 19 and he was the best player on the pitch so that shows you the potential of this guy, he looks so easy, he could be Arsenal’s centre-back for the next 15 to 20 years."
Xhaka reacts to Arsenal win
Granit Xhaka, who was awarded the Man of the Match trophy after today's North London Derby, has praised his team for the performance this afternoon.
He said: “We were the better team from the very first second. 
“We didn’t have a lot of time to prepare for this game because of the international break, but we saw in training on Friday that we were ready and we knew exactly what we wanted to do.
“We struggled a little bit after Tottenham scored, but in the second-half we were much better.
“This is my first derby goal in England and I am so happy to score and help the team. The team is the most important thing.”
Wolves starting line-up vs West Ham
Bruno Lage makes one change as Nelson Semedo replaces Nathan Collins, who is serving a suspension after receiving a red card against Man City.
☝️ One change from #WOLMCI.
🇵🇹 Semedo in for Collins.

Our line-up to take on @WestHam.

West Ham starting line-up vs Wolves
New boys Gianluca Scamacca, Maxwel Cornet and Lucas Paqueta start for the Hammers.
Michail Antonio has been demoted to the bench.
Silva escapes red card
Thiago Silva somehow avoided a red card for a deliberate handball against Crystal Palace.
The Chelsea defender put his arm out and purposely swatted the ball away from Jordan Ayew with Palace on the attack.
The incident occurred when Silva, 38, hit the deck under a challenge from Ayew.
He thought he should have had a free-kick, but when the whistle didn't come he used his hand to push the ball away from Ayew's feet.
With the striker looking like he was through on goal, the home crowd expected Silva to be shown a red card.
But to the dismay of Selhurst Park, referee Chris Kavanagh only brandished a yellow in Silva's direction.
VAR did check the incident to see if Silva denied a goal scoring opportunity, but stuck with Kavanagh's on field decision.
Clyne stretchered off during Chelsea clash
Nathaniel Clyne has been stretchered off after an awkward challenge with Thiago Silva.
The Crystal Palace full-back was replaced on the stroke of half-time during his side's clash with Chelsea.
After an unfortunate landing following an aerial challenge with Silva, Clyne was left writhing in agony and required urgent attention before being stretchered off.
Palace boss Patrick Vieira was furious after the incident, receiving a yellow card for his protestations.
Half Time in the Premier League
Aubameyang scores first Chelsea goal
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who made his first Prem start as a Chelsea player today, has also scored his first goal for the club.
His effort cancelled out Edouard's early goal.
Conte reacts to Tottenham defeat
The Spurs boss told BT Sport:
"I think the first half was in the balance. We had many chances to score. We made a big mistake with the last pass because we had great space. In the second half we conceded a second goal early and we could do much better.
"With the the red card, [went] the game. It was a really difficult game after that. We had to change totally then. It was the referee’s decision and I don’t want to comment.
"We had the opportunity to exploit much better and stay up and I repeat that I think we made big mistakes in the last pass and with easy passes but it happens and straight after the national team it is a bit difficult because players arrive at a different time.
"Now we have to move on but we know our role in this league and we have to try and do our best to stay close to the other teams at the top. I tried to give minutes to players because the game had ended and also to try and save energy.
"I wanted to give players time especially [Oliver] Skipp and [Matt] Doherty because we need the whole squad because we have many games in front of us in a short period."
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