LIVE Football News: Weekend Reaction And Champions League Previews

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08:58, 06 Dec 2021
Last Updated: 21:59, 06 Dec 2021

Welcome to The Sportsman's LIVE football blog, where we will be bringing you all the biggest updates and quirkiest stories right here. There will be plenty of reaction to the weekend's Premier League games but there will also be plenty of build-up for the final matchday of the Champions League group stage,

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

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FT Everton 2-1 Arsenal

A huge win for Everton as they walk away with all three points after a moment of magic from Demarai Gray.

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A stunning strike by Gray!
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GOAL! Everton 2-1 Arsenal

An incredible strike from outside the box by Demarai Gray fires Everton into the lead with just minutes left on the clock. 

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GOAL! Everton 1-1 Arsenal

Third time is the charm! Richarlison finally gets his name on the scoresheet, and this one will not be ruled out by VAR.

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Richarlison has another goal ruled out

Another Everton goal is ruled out by VAR, Richarlison scores from an offside position. Arsenal remain 1-0 up at Goodison. 

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HT: Everton 0-1 Arsenal

Arsenal head into the break with a 1-0 lead, Martin Odegaard scored minutes before the whistle and just moments after Richarlison's goal was ruled out for offside.

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GOAL! Everton 0-1 Arsenal (Odegaard)
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Everton fans' 27-minute protest

A number of Everton fans headed for the exits in the 27th minute of today's game at Goodison to mark 27 years without a trophy. 

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FULL FA Cup third round draw

Boreham Wood/St Albans vs Wimbledon

Yeovil vs Bournemouth

Stoke vs Leyton Orient

Swansea City vs Southampton

Chelsea vs Chesterfield

Liverpool vs Shrewsbury Town

Cardiff City vs Preston NE

Coventry City vs Derby County

Burnley vs Huddersfield Town

West Brom vs Brighton

Kidderminster Harriers vs Reading

Leicester City vs Watford

Mansfield Town vs Middlesbrough

Hartlepool Utd vs Blackpool

Hull City vs Everton

Bristol City vs Fulham

Tottenham vs Morecambe

Millwall vs Crystal Palace

Port Vale vs Brentford

Swindon Town vs Man City

Wigan Athletic vs Blackburn Rovers

Luton Town vs Harrogate Town

Birmingham vs Plymouth Argyle

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

Wolves vs Sheffield Utd

Newcastle vs Cambridge Utd

Barnsley vs Ipswich Town/Barrow

Peterborough Utd vs Bristol Rovers

West Ham vs Leeds

QPR vs Rotherham

Charlton vs Norwich

Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal


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Arsenal line-up
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Everton line-up
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Southampton sign Willy Caballero
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Everton fans to walkout in the 27th minute
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The FA Cup was a Sportsman creation

As the FA Cup third round draw edges closer, you will be interested to know that the competition was an inception in the original Sportsman offices in London. Read more below.

Birth Of The FA Cup
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Son Heung-min is a special player
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Liverpool launches a Supporters Board
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Lloris in talks over new Spurs deal

Tottenham Hotspur captain and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is in talks with the club over a new contract.

Lloris in talks with Spurs over new deal after 'considering transfer to Roma'
Lloris in talks with Spurs over new deal after 'considering transfer to Roma'
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Guardiola backs De Bruyne to return to best

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has backed star midfielder Kevin De Bruyne to return to his best after a slow start to the season.

Guardiola backs De Bruyne to return to his best for Manchester City
Guardiola backs De Bruyne to return to his best for Manchester City
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Southampton set to sign Caballero

Southampton are reportedly closing in on the signing of free agent and veteran goalkeeper Willy Caballero amidst an injury crisis in the goalkeeping ranks at St Mary's.

Southampton set to sign free agent Willy Caballero after goalkeeper injury crisis
Southampton set to sign free agent Willy Caballero after goalkeeper injury crisis
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FA Cup Third Round Draw

Here's everything you need to know about tonight's FA Cup 3rd round draw...

The draw starts at 7pm, before the final second-round tie between Boreham Wood and St Albans City.

It is live on the BBC Sport website and app, BBC Radio 5 Live, ITV4 and the FA's social media channels.

The draw numbers

1 Bournemouth

2 Arsenal

Aston Villa

4 Barnsley

5 Birmingham City

6 Blackburn Rovers

7 Blackpool

8 Brentford

9 Brighton & Hove Albion

10 Bristol City

11 Burnley

12 Cardiff City

13 Chelsea

14 Coventry City

15 Crystal Palace

16 Derby County

17 Everton

18 Fulham

19 Huddersfield Town

20 Hull City

21 Leeds United

22 Leicester City

23 Liverpool

24 Luton Town

25 Manchester City

26 Manchester United

27 Middlesbrough

28 Millwall

29 Newcastle United

30 Norwich City

31 Nottingham Forest

32 Peterborough United

33 Preston North End

34 Queens Park Rangers

35 Reading

36 Sheffield United

37 Southampton

38 Stoke City

39 Swansea City

40 Tottenham Hotspur

41 Watford

42 West Bromwich Albion

43 West Ham United

44 Wolverhampton Wanderers

45 Yeovil Town

46 Bristol Rovers

47 Port Vale

48 Morecambe

49 Hartlepool United

50 AFC Wimbledon

51 Wigan Athletic

52 Leyton Orient

53 Cambridge United

54 Mansfield Town

55 Swindon Town

56 Rotherham United

57 Charlton Athletic

58 Boreham Wood or St Albans City

59 Kidderminster Harriers

60 Shrewsbury Town

61 Chesterfield

62 Plymouth Argyle

63 Ipswich Town or Barrow

64 Harrogate Town

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Premier League's most vital goalscorers

The Sportsman did some digging to find out the five most vital goalscorers for clubs in the Premier League. Find out who they are below.

PL's Most Vital Goalscorers
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Messi has worst conversion rate in Europe
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Chelsea reportedly signing Szalai

Hungarian boss Marco Rossi is of the understanding that Chelsea are set to sign Atilla Szalai from Fenerbahce.

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Rangnick praises Ronaldo

Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick has singled out star attacker Cristiano Ronaldo for praise after securing his first win in the Old Trafford hot seat.

Ralf Rangnick singles out Cristiano Ronaldo for praise after first win
Ralf Rangnick singles out Cristiano Ronaldo for praise after first win
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Women's FA Cup final draws 1m viewers

Another positive step for the women's game.

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Rangers fans can't travel to Lyon

Bad news for Rangers fans as they are told they won't be able to go to their Europa League match away against Lyon.

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Jurgen Klopp on Mo Salah's contract
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Five most iconic Aussies in the PL

Ahead of The Ashes, we take a look at the best Australian footballers to have graced the Premier League. Find out the five The Sportsman have chosen below.

Aussie PL Icons
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Haaland to make MNF debut

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher has revealed that Borussia Dortmund goal machine Erling Haaland will be in the studio tonight for the Premier League clash between Everton and Arsenal. 

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Cruijff's lightning return to Ajax OTD in 1981
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Bernardo Silva Better Than Cristiano?
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Liverpool to rotate against AC Milan

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he is going to rotate his side for the Champions League clash against AC Milan at San Siro.

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FA Cup third round draw tonight

It's not quite Christmas, but FA Cup third round draw day is as good as for football fans. The draw takes place at 7pm this evening.

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Football fan Rhys gets MOTD experience

Fulham fan Rhys, who has cerebral palsy and was the victim of online bullying, has recently been given a behind the scenes experience at the Match of the Day studios. A really positive thing to see on Monday.

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Sports Direct signs to be removed at Newcastle
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Last time Man City played RB Leipzig
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Sheffield Wednesday interested in defender

Sheffield Wednesday are monitoring Huddersfield Town left-back Josh Ruffels.

Wednesday consider January transfer move for Huddersfield defender Josh Ruffels
Wednesday consider January transfer move for Huddersfield defender Josh Ruffels
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Barton found not guilty of assault

Bristol Rovers manager Joey Barton has been found not guilty in the case in which he was accused of assaulting former Barnsley manager Daniel Stendel.

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Money in the Women's game must improve

If the FA are serious about bridging the gap between Mens and Womens football then this is surely one of the areas that needs addressing immediately. Embarrassing. 

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Bellingham's post-match comments
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Bellingham in hot water over referee comments

Reports are suggesting he could end up with a ban for as long as 6months. The German police have also been informed after a criminal compliant was filed against the Dortmund youngster. 

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Mbappe hints that he could stay in Paris

Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has refused to rule out staying in Paris with his contract set to end in the summer.

Mbappe refuses to rule out STAYING at PSG amid Real Madrid links
Mbappe refuses to rule out STAYING at PSG amid Real Madrid links
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Liverpool Concept Kit

When it comes to concept kits, we're not always a fan. But this. πŸ”₯ 

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Zlatan Hits Out At Manchester United

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was asked to show his ID every time he arrived at Manchester United training by the same security guard, and this was his response...

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Champions League details

Matchday six of the Champions League group stage is upon us. Find out the details below of all the English club clashes across Tuesday and Wednesday.

Champions League Details
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Tim Sherwood Goes In On Ralf Rangnick
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Arsenal to loan out Balogun

Arsenal have decided to loan out 20-year-old striker Folarin Balogun in January, with several clubs interested in the youngster.

Ornstein: 49ers have option to buy Leeds until 2024, Newcastle's Botman interest, Balogun set for loan
Ornstein: 49ers have option to buy Leeds until 2024, Newcastle's Botman interest, Balogun set for loan
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Salah wishes to stay at Liverpool

Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah has spoken about his desire to stay at Anfield, as the contract situation with the club remains uncertain.

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Kerr's delightful FA Cup final goal
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Benitez given full support by Everton

Everton boss has been given the full support of the club's board amid struggling form in the Premier League.

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OTD: Steven Gerrad scores his first Liverpool goal

He went on to have a half decent career with the club didn't he... 

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Arteta returns to Goodison Park

Arsenal travel to Everton tonight in the Premier League where Gunners boss and former Toffees star Mikel Arteta returns to his old club. The Spaniard spent six years on Merseyside before his move to Arsenal in 2011. Read about his Everton career below.

Arteta At Everton
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