Happy Friday, everyone! Here comes the Premier League!
After an exhaustive midweek of action across three competitions in Europe, and with Football League storylines aplenty too, the domestic calendar resumes with a full weekend of play.
And that starts tonight as Newcastle United face Leeds United at St James' Park with both teams still searching a first win of the season.
So stick with The Sportsman all day as we bring you the latest news, views and reaction on a busy day of press conferences.
Thanks for joining us for the start of Premier League Gameweek Five, as Newcastle and Leeds played out an exciting 1-1 draw at St James' Park, as well as England women getting their international break off to an incredible start with an 8-0 win.
We'll be back tomorrow to cover all of the action!
Points shared for Newcastle and Leeds means they both rise up the table by one place, with Leeds moving above Arsenal into 16th and Newcastle rising into 18th above Burnley.
The Lionesses take a 3-0 lead going into the break against North Macedonia in their World Cup qualifier. Goals came from Ella Toone, Ellen White and an own goal from Julija Zivikj on the stroke of half-time.
Ahead of Newcastle's clash with Leeds at `St James' Park tonight, Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher has given his opinion on some of the recent events surrounding the home side.
"The interpretation is the interpretation, so I'm not going to apologise."
Watch Pep Guardiola's rant following his plea to get fans into the ground for Saturday's game against Southampton...
And the nominations for this year's Golden Boy award are...
Just feast your eyes on Bayern Munich's Oktoberfest special...
Liverpool have two players on the verge of big milestones, and Jurgen Klopp is delighted with both of them
Speaking to former teammate Glenn Murray in a BBC interview, Yves Bissouma declared that he's the best midfielder in the Premier League.
Rafael Benitez is rightly holding his Everton side to high standards...
Crystal Palace trounced Tottenham Hotspur last time out, and Patrick Vieira's side face Liverpool this weekend. The Eagles boss is hopeful his team can do it all again at Anfield.
Sarina Wiegman has suffered a setback ahead of her first game in charge of England, with captain Steph Houghton being forced to withdraw from the squad after suffering an ankle injury in training.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that Diogo Dalot has come back to Manchester United a better player than the one that headed out on loan to AC Milan last season.
Pep Guardiola has received some attention for his plea for Manchester City fans to attend the Etihad against Southampton this weekend.
Speaking to club investors today, executive vice-chair Ed Woodward has said Manchester United can be "proud" of their resilience in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Betfred are offering 7/2 on Leeds United beating Newcastle United tonight with both teams scoring.
Brendan Rodgers said he was largely pleased with his team, but did Leicester City's inability to cash in on a winning position show a fragility about their play? The Sportsman's Simon Lillicrap investigates.
Aston Villa host Everton on Saturday in the Premier League, and Villa manager Dean Smith has told the media this morning that he sees West Ham United's run to a European spot last season as an achievement a club of Villa's size can seek to replicate.
"After getting promoted our remit was to stay up, and we have progressed from 17th to 11th. The next step is the hardest because you have to try to go past established Premier League teams," he told his pre-match press conference.
"Some of those teams have been top-four clubs in the last decade as well, Arsenal, Tottenham and Everton come into that category. West Ham did brilliantly last season and we want to emulate that this season if we can."
Could Ronald Koeman be sacked by Barcelona? The 3-0 home defeat to Bayern Munich has certainly put him under pressure, and the BBC's Guillem Balague explains that there could be a change of manager in the pipeline.
Will Barcelona look to replace head coach Ronald Koeman?
@GuillemBalague discusses the situation at the Camp Nou ⤵️
Former Manchester United and Celtic star Lou Macari has had his say on last week's action and looks forward to the coming round of Premier League games. He's also revealed his big plans for a new career alongside Stormzy...!
Sarina Wiegman takes charge of the England women's team for the first time tonight in a World Cup qualifer against North Macedonia at Southampton's St Mary's Stadium, and it's important for the Lionesses to draw a line under the previous regime.
Leicester City drew 2-2 with Napoli in the Europa League on Thursday night, and Brendan Rodgers was largely pleased with the display when he spoke to the media after the match.
West Ham United were the only British winners in Europe on Thursday night, but Michail Antonio's performance will have been bittersweet since the Hammers will now be wondering how they manage without him during his upcoming domestic ban.