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09:04, 20 Sep 2021
Last Updated: 16:59, 20 Sep 2021

It was a weekend with three different Premier League leaders, late winners, last-ditch penalty saves, VAR controversy and a whole lot more.

So there's a lot to unpack today before we even start looking ahead to the midweek Carabao Cup action.

Stay with The Sportsman all day as we bring you the very latest football news.

Updates
5 weeks ago
That's All Folks!

Thank you for joining us for another day of sporting action!

We will be back tomorrow, like the Great British Bake Off - and you can join us as we build up to the Carabao Cup! 

5 weeks ago
England’s Wiegman opposes plan for more World Cups

The World Cup debate looks set to roll on for another month but England manager Sarina Wiegman has come out and spoken against the idea. 

“It’s not very good for the players, for their welfare. When you have all these tournaments [World Cups, Olympics and Euros] every year, where are the players going to get some rest?"

5 weeks ago
Great British Bake Off XI

We're expecting big things of The Sportsman's readers here...

5 weeks ago
Jarred Gillett to become PL's first overseas ref

History will be made between Watford and Newcastle United.

5 weeks ago
Al-Rayyan set to be James' next club

James Rodriguez looks destined for Al-Rayyan, with The Times saying they're are the Qatari club in talks to sign the Everton attacker.

Everton’s James Rodríguez flies to Qatar to push through Al-Rayyan move
Everton’s James Rodríguez flies to Qatar to push through Al-Rayyan move
5 weeks ago
What, no Teemu Pukki?
5 weeks ago
Happy birthday, Henrik

Henrik Larsson, who turns 50 today, averaged 34 goals and 16 assists for each of his seven seasons at Celtic - he missed the majority of one season with a broken leg.

The Swede helped Celtic to four SPFL league titles, one Scottish Cup and two Scottish League Cups. He was the SPFL's top scorer for five of his seven seasons in Scotland.

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5 weeks ago
Curtis Jones to play for Liverpool v Norwich

Pep Ljinders - you know, the Jurgen Klopp of the Carabao Cup - has revealed that Curtis Jones will make his 50th appearance for Liverpool in Tuesday night's clash with Norwich City at Carrow Road. He's also insisted it's a great chance for other youngsters to make a name for themselves in the competition just as Jones has over the years.

5 weeks ago
In 1981, Jimmy Greaves reflects on '66 World Cup

This BBC clip of Jimmy Greaves talking about the 1966 World Cup final has emerged today, 

He was not selected for the final, and in the days before substitutes, couldn't even make it onto the pitch, but his answers here give a real insight into what he was going through at the time.

last month
ICYMI: Fastest Premier League players this season

Judged by the top speed recorded this season, here are your top six in the Premier League, complete with a few shockers...

1) Adam Armstrong 35.64km/h

2) Adama Traore 35.59km/h

3) Wilfried Zaha 35.21km/h

4) Nathan Tella 35.00km/h

5) Ismaila Sarr 34.87km/h

6) Patrick Bamford 34.64km/h

last month
Trent Alexander-Arnold to miss League Cup match

Trent Alexander-Arnold will miss Liverpool's League Cup clash with Norwich but looks to be on the mend ahead of the weekend, but Thiago is set to miss Liverpool's next two matches. 

Some injury issues for Jurgen Klopp to contend with.

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European Football Round-Up

We all loved watching the Premier League and Football League this weekend but there was serious drama on the continent too.

Lionel Messi was subbed, Bayern hit seven goals and Juventus are in the bottom three of Serie A.

Catch up with all the action below! 

European Football Round-Up
last month
Mo Salah's Premier League record is unreal
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last month
Harry Kewell sacked as Barnet boss

Harry Kewell's short stint as Barnet manager has come to an abrupt end as the former Leeds man has been sacked after just seven games in charge. 

The National League side lost 2-0 at Bromley this weekend, leaving them with just two points from their opening seven league encounters.

They are only second bottom of the table as Dover had ten points deducted, and are now on the hunt for a new boss. 

last month
Who's the fastest player in the Premier League?

Judged by the top speed recorded this season, here are your top six, complete with a few shockers...

1) Adam Armstrong 35.64km/h

2) Adama Traore 35.59km/h

3) Wilfried Zaha 35.21km/h

4) Nathan Tella 35.00km/h

5) Ismaila Sarr 34.87km/h

6) Patrick Bamford 34.64km/h

last month
Seagulls flying high!

What a start to the season it has been for Brighton & Hove Albion, and manager Graham Potter is understandably delighted with the platform his side have now they are sat in fourth place after five games.

last month
Oh Cloughie...

We'll level with you, we could do a whole day of Cloughie quotes.

We won't, we just could.

last month
The Class of '21?

Beckham junior and Neville junior? Could the next generation be about to cause a stir in the US?

last month
Should Lingard have celebrated?

Jesse Lingard got the winner at the London Stadium but was wary of celebrating in front of the Hammers fans having spent the second half of last season on loan with West Ham.

What would you have done?

last month
Dave Saves (For Once)

David de Gea made his first penalty save since Jesus was a lad to secure Manchester United a 2-1 win at West Ham United on Sunday. Just how big a save might that be for Man Utd's season?

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last month
James Heading For Qatar?

Reports run by Sky Sports are suggesting that James Rodriguez could be about to leave Everton for a club in Qatar.

What a difference a year makes!

last month
Remembering Brian Clough

Speaking of great characters, it is 17 years today since legendary manager Brian Clough passed away.

He truly was one of a kind.

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last month
Football Mourning One Of Its Greats

Today we are thinking of the late, great Jimmy Greaves, whose death at the age of 81 was announced yesterday.

He was not only a fantastic centre-forward in his day but was also one of the sport's true personalities, as Matthew Crist describes for The Sportsman.

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