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09:00, 14 Dec 2021
Last Updated: 21:56, 14 Dec 2021

Welcome to The Sportsman's LIVE football blog, where we will be bringing you the biggest updates, plus quirkiest stories throughout the day. The Premier League is in action tonight but is shrouded with Covid-19 uncertainty as Brentford v Manchester United became another game to be postponed. So that leaves just two games that will go ahead this evening, including Norwich City v Aston Villa and Manchester City v Leeds.

Stay with us you won't want to miss it.

Updates
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FULL TIME

Man City beat Leeds by 7 goals to nil, with Aston Villa picking up three points from Carrow Road as well to round out the first night of midweek Premier League action.

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GOAL! Man City 7-0 Leeds

Nathan Ake (77')

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GOAL! Man City 6-0 Leeds

John Stones (73')

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GOAL! Norwich 0-2 Aston Villa

Ollie Watkins (87')

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GOAL! Man City 5-0 Leeds

Kevin De Bruyne (62')

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GOAL! Man City 4-0 Leeds

Riyad Mahrez (48)

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Man City hit 500 PL goals under Pep

Man City have hit another record, this team reaching 500 Premier League goals scored under Pep Guardiola, an impressive feat. 

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GOAL! Man City 3-0 Leeds

Kevin De Bruyne (31')

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Ramsey's incredible solo effort

That boy can certainly run! Jacob Ramsey finds the net in style to give Villa a 1-0 lead at Carrow Road.

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GOAL! Norwich 0-1 Aston Villa

Jacob Ramsey (35')

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GOAL! Man City 2-0 Leeds

Jack Grealish (12')

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GOAL! Man City 1-0 Leeds

Phil Foden (9')

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Lewa claims another record

In their final game of the year, Bayern Munich beat Stuttgart 5-0, with Serge Gnabry grabbing five goal involvements and Lewandowski matching Gerd Muller's record for goals in the calendar year. 

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Man City Starting XI (vs Leeds)
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Leeds' Tuesday Nights Galore

Will it be the same again tonight?

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Leeds Starting XI (vs Man City)
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February's TV games selected

The TV corporations have selected the games they'll be allotting to their times, and they are below:

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Aston Villa Starting XI (v Norwich)
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Norwich Starting XI (v Aston Villa)
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Man City bringing the light show

Man City have followed in the footsteps of the likes of Wolves by introducing a pre-game lights show to accompany the announcing of the starting XI. Very fancy.

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Everton's injury woes continue

Everton's trio of Andros Townsend, Richarlison and Seamus Coleman have all suffered injuries that the club have confirmed to be treating. Coleman is expected to recover from some bruising in the coming days but remains a doubt for the Chelsea game on Thursday, with the other two seemingly set to face a few weeks on the sidelines. 

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World XI shows how out of touch FIFA are

Four Barcelona players, besides their turmoil, make the list, yet Mohamed Salah is nowhere to be seen. FIFA have never been so out of touch with the ongoings of the beautiful game.

Bizarre World XI Revealed
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Dybala reveals request for Santa

Juventus attacker has revealed that he has asked for Juventus to win the Champions League from Santa Claus for Christmas. You can't blame the guy for trying, but I don't think he'll quite deliver that, unless he's a threat up front.

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SPFL TOTW

The latest Scottish Premiership Team of the Week has been unveiled.

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Adidas To Change Logo?

Adidas are set to strip back their logo on football shirts next season, and we're all for it. Looks smart.

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Guardiola tells Grealish to keep working hard

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has said that £100 million signing Jack Grealish is performing well and needs to keep doing what he's doing, adding that one day he will score two or three goals.

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Onana eyeing Barcelona return

Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana has said that if he were to leave Ajax, his first choice destination would be Barcelona, where he spent time as a youngster.

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No substance in Umtiti to Benfica

There are currently no discussions between Benfica and Barcelona regarding defender Samuel Umtiti. The club are looking to offload the Frenchman and Philippe Coutinho in January, though.

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Wright reacts to Aubameyang situation

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has reacted to Arsenal's decision to strip Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of the captaincy. Smile Ian, this is a good thing!

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Shaun Maloney set for Hibs job

Reports in the Scottish press are suggesting that former midfielder Shaun Maloney is to take the reins at Hibernian, taking over from Jack Ross. His first game in charge could be the Premier Sports Cup final against Celtic.

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FPL assets to look out for in GW17

With more midweek Premier League action upon us, Fantasy Premier League Managers will be eager for tips on who to bring in.

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FIFA World XI Squad list

No room for Salah in a 23 man squad? Someone needs to have a word.

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Why Arteta made the right call

Mikel Arteta made the correct decision to strip Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of the Arsenal captaincy. Read below why this move was needed at the club.

Why Arteta Had to Strip Aubameyang Of The Captaincy
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Fleming describes Arsenal rivalry as fierce

Chelsea's Canadian star Jessie Fleming has described the Blues' rivalry with Arsenal as 'fierce'.

Chelsea€™s Jessie Fleming: €˜The rivalry with Arsenal is quite fierce€™
Chelsea€™s Jessie Fleming: €˜The rivalry with Arsenal is quite fierce€™
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FIFA World XI squad revealed

Four Barcelona players make the list, but there is no room for Mohamed Salah. Something isn't right there.

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Gladbach give Hofmann update

Borussia Monchengladbach have confirmed that midfielder Jonas Hofmann's knee surgery was successful.

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Mbappe Not Coming To North London
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Actor Tom Holland tried his very best to get Kylian Mbappe to Spurs, but it didn't work...

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Moyes glad to have Noble as captain

Reacting to the news of Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang being stripped of the captaincy, West Ham United manager David Moyes praised his captain Mark Noble.

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Atletico considering swap deal

According to AS, Atletico Madrid are thought to be interested in a swap deal with Chelsea that would include Kieran Trippier and Cesar Azpilicueta.

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Women's Champions League details

Chelsea and Arsenal are in action for the final matchday of the Champions League group stage. Below you will find all the details regarding the two matches.

WCL Match Details
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Arteta addresses Aubameyang situation

The Spaniard has stripped the striker of the club's captaincy and dropped him from the squad for the next match.

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Conor Gallagher: King of the Palace

Surely he'll be a main man in Chelsea's midfield next season...

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Happy Birthday to Chris Waddle!
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Aguero's Retirement Announcement Scheduled

See details below. 

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United's Rudiger Interest

This would be one heck of a statement signing...

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Is the Arsenal captaincy cursed?

History would suggest so.

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Guardiola expecting a tough test from Leeds

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has spoken to the press ahead of his side's clash with Leeds United this evening.

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Atletico Madrid injury blow

The Spanish club have confirmed that Antoine Griezmann has suffered a thigh injury.

Club Atlético de Madrid · Web oficial - Griezmann suffers muscle injury to the right thigh
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Vaccine status to be considered - Gerrard

Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard has said that vaccine status will be considered when drawing up a list of targets in the January transfer window.

Steven Gerrard: Vaccine status will be part of Aston Villa’s January transfer talks
Steven Gerrard: Vaccine status will be part of Aston Villa’s January transfer talks
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Aubameyang stripped of captaincy

Mikel Arteta is laying down the law at the Emirates Stadium. He has stripped Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of the club's captaincy and the striker will miss out on the upcoming game with West Ham United.

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Canales extends Real Betis contract

Spanish midfielder Sergio Canales has extended his deal with Real Betis until 2026.

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Wishing Lindelof all the best

Early signs are it's nothing too serious for the Swedish international following his early withdrawal from the game against Norwich. 

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Premier League Covid measures ramping up

Due to the rising cases of the new Covid-19 variant in Premier League clubs, safety measures are set to increase, including the number of PCR tests per week.

Premier League clubs to move to daily COVID-19 testing amidst Omicron threat
Premier League clubs to move to daily COVID-19 testing amidst Omicron threat
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Bolton Chairman completes 20-mile charity walk

Bolton Wanderers Chairman Sharron Brittan has completed a charity 20-mile walk in aid of Bolton Wanderers In The Community's mental health provision.

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Premier League injuries and suspensions

All the details you need for Fantasy Premier League or your bets can be found below.

PL Injuries & Suspensions
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Real Madrid pushing for Rudiger

Real Madrid are intent of securing the services of Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger as a free agent in the summer. Yet, nothing has been agreed at this time due to the German international remaining in discussions with his current employers over a new deal.

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Covid problem affecting football once more

Spanish side Girona are the latest football club to report a Covid-19 outbreak.

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New contract for Dybala set to be completed soon

Juventus attacker Paulo Dybala is edging closer to a new deal with the Turin club that will see his new contract run until 2026.

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Barella's assist of the season contender

This is absolute sorcery from Inter Milan midfielder Nicolo Barella. 

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Burnley pay tribute to legend

Burnley have paid their respects to Jimmy Robson who passed away today. He was part of the Clarets' title-winning side in 1960.

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One year on since Houllier's passing

Today marks the first anniversary of former Liverpool and Aston Villa coach Gerard Houllier's death.

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PSG resume talks with Mbappe

Paris Saint-Germain have resumed contract talks with their prized asset Kylian Mbappe, whose deal runs out in the summer.

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Premier League stars that could leave in January

The January transfer is always the most difficult to do business, and it is made harder by players wanting to move or clubs wanting to get rid of a player. Read below on five Premier League stars who could get a move in the upcoming window.

Five PL Stars Who Could Move In January
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