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Liverpool show their title credentials

This Premier League season is only two weeks old, but Liverpool's win at Crystal Palace, in which two new signings starred, suggests they can take the fight to champions Man City.


Van Dijk, Gomez watertight in Liverpool defence

Virgil van Dijk made it all look easy as he and Joe Gomez partnered superbly in front of Alisson in Liverpool's 2-0 win against Crystal Palace.

Miller, Mane give Liverpool win over Palace

James Milner's first-half penalty and a late Sadio Mane strike gave Liverpool a 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace.

Early returns show Liverpool's investments paying off

The FC guys are already seeing improvements in Liverpool's defence and ability to close out games following their victory over Crystal Palace.


Crystal Palace 0-2 Liverpool: Milner, Mane lead Liverpool

James Milner converted a penalty kick moments before half time and Sadio Mane scored late to secure Liverpool's 2-0 win over Crystal Palace.


Klopp 'absolutely fine' with Liverpool's display at Palace

Jurgen Klopp wants Liverpool to play better than they did at Crystal Palace, but he's willing to look past it after getting the win.


Premier League

Marcotti's Musings: Man United must work things out

Paul Pogba tried to take the blame defeat but was still criticized. Why? PLUS: Cristiano Ronaldo's Juve debut was a mixed bag, as Madrid move on without him.

Premier League in 90 Seconds: Mourinho hates everything

The Exploding Heads take you on a whirlwind tour of the Premier League in a convenient 90 second (plus stoppages) package.


Power Rankings: Aguero leads season's first top 10

Who were the star performers from the weekend's action? We asked our global editorial desks to pick their Top 10 and collated the results!


Premier League

Sarri's Chelsea headaches after win over Arsenal

Stewart Robson breaks down the good and the bad for Chelsea after their perfect Premier League start.


Man United crisis: Club in disarray; who is to blame?

Manchester United already appear to be on the brink of crisis under Jose Mourinho. Cracks are appearing in every corner with the club in disarray.

Aguero as lethal as ever, but Cech's time is up

The second weekend of the Premier League season is all but done. Join Nick Miller as he toasts Sergio Aguero and calls for more change at Arsenal.

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Cascadia, New York, L.A. headline Rivalry Week

It's MLS Rivalry Week and with so many juicy matchups on the docket, Jason Davis reviews the history of three of the league's most heated rivalries.

Moreno: Columbus owners working in parallel realities

Alejandro Moreno calls out Crew SC's ownership for celebrating a stadium vote in Austin while asking Columbus fans to renew their season tickets.


Breaking down Josef Martinez's impact for Atlanta

Former Venezuela international Alejandro Moreno breaks down what makes countryman and Atlanta United star Josef Martinez an elite goalscorer in MLS.


MLS: 32 goals in 90 seconds

Check out all the weekend goals from Week 25 in MLS, including Josef Martinez's record-equaling strike and Chris Wondolowski's pursuit of history.


D.C. United 2-0 New England: Playoff bound?

D.C. United are moving into the playoff picture in the East after picking up their third straight win. They have not lost since July 25th.


LAFC 2-0 Colorado: LA tied for second

LAFC have moved into a tie with Sporting Kansas City for second place in the Western Conference following their 2-0 win over the Colorado Rapids.


Seattle 5-0 LA Galaxy: Starless Galaxy implode

Seattle extended their winning streak to a club-record six matches by way of a five-goal rout of an LA Galaxy side missing their star players.


Atlanta 3-1 Columbus - Martinez ties the record - Via MLS

Josef Martinez matched the MLS single-season goals record with his 27th of the season as Atlanta's big three led the Five Stripes past Columbus.


Vancouver 2-2 NY Red Bulls: Red Bulls equalize in 90th minute

NY Red Bulls' Daniel Royer scored his second brace in three games, including a stunning 90th minute volley to rescue a point against the Vancouver Whitecaps.


Montreal 2-1 Chicago: Stoppage time winner

Montreal gave themselves a boost in the playoff race after Daniel Lovitz's goal in the 91st minute claimed all three points over the Chicago Fire.


Houston 1-2 Real Salt Lake: RSL score two in stoppage

Albert Rusnak scored two goals in stoppage time to give Real Salt Lake an improbable win over the Houston Dynamo.


FC Dallas 2-0 Minnesota: Dallas still best in the West

FC Dallas waited out a 2 hour 34 minute weather delay to beat Minnesota United and maintain their first-place standing in the Western Conference.



Transfer Talk: Chelsea, Manchester United circling Ramsey

Chelsea and Man Utd have been put "on alert" after Aaron Ramsey's contract negotiations at Arsenal reportedly stalled. Transfer Talk has the latest.

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Transfer Rater: Neves to Manchester City

Kieran Tierney to Tottenham and Ruben Neves to Manchester City are two of today's hot rumours, according to Football Whispers.

Rumour Rater: Alderweireld, Moura, Marchisio & more

ESPN FC's Stewart Robson delves into the rumours surrounding Toby Alderweireld, Lucas Moura, Claudio Marchisio and many more in Rumour Rater.


Ogden: There's no sense of direction at Manchester United


Man United must get past mixed messages, unacceptable defeats

Jose Mourinho talked a good game at the end of last week but Sunday's performance at Brighton was dreadful and emphasised Man United's issues.

Man United are a club in crisis, but who's to blame?

Manchester United are in disarray just two games into the season under Jose Mourinho. Cracks are appearing in every corner, but why has it all gone so wrong?

Will a technical director help Man United?

Mark Ogden says that frustraring transfer periods for Jose Mourinho have forced Manchester United to consider a different strategy.


Inside the 'vanity show' between Pogba and Mourinho

As the drama between Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho continues, Mark Ogden assesses Pogba's role at Manchester United and whose side the fans are on.


Examining the disconnect between Mourinho and Man United

Alejandro Moreno and Shaka Hislop delve into Man United's performance against Brighton and Paul Pogba's post-match comments regarding his attitude.


Brighton 3-2 Man United: Shock defeat for Mourinho

Jose Mourinho's men looked utterly listless in a shock early-season defeat for Manchester United at the hands of Brighton.


Mourinho: United lacked confidence in Brighton defeat

Manchester United's Jose Mourinho feels 'smaller' teams are harder to beat as they have more ambition when they face the top teams after their 3-2 loss to Brighton.


Can Jose Mourinho fix Manchester United?

Can Jose Mourinho get his squad to rebound from a tough loss to Brighton or has his negativity and demeanor affected them beyond repair?


Mourinho refuses to single out players in defeat

Jose Mourinho refused to blame specific players for Manchester United's shock defeat to Brighton.


Gross extends Brighton's lead

English Premier League: Pascal Gross (44' PEN) Brighton 3-1 Manchester United


Lukaku heads one in for Man United

English Premier League: Romelu Lukaku (34') Brighton 2-1 Manchester United


Ronaldo-mania hits Chievo


Ronaldo just 6/10 on Juventus debut

Cristiano Ronaldo found it frustrating on his Serie A debut as Juventus were made to work to ensure his first game ended in victory.

The Ronaldo effect hits Serie A

He didn't score on his Serie A debut but Cristiano Ronaldo's mere presence made for a spectacle that heralds a new era for Juventus and Italian football.

Horncastle: Juventus have a superiority complex

FC's James Horncastle discusses whether or not Cristiano Ronaldo's first game at Juventus lived up to all the hype.


Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus debut vs. Chievo

Cristiano Ronaldo didn't score but still provided highlights in his Juventus debut vs. Chievo in a 3-2 victory.


Is there a siege mentality to shut down Ronaldo & Juventus?

The FC guys delve into the theory Serie A clubs are out to prove they can do what other leagues could not; slow down Cristiano Ronaldo.


Chievo 2-3 Juventus: Ronaldo's debut a dramatic win

Juventus trailed early in the second half of Cristiano Ronaldo's Serie A debut, but the Bianconeri fought back to earn a late win at Chievo Verona.


Burley: The goals will come for Ronaldo at Juventus

FC's Craig Burley compliments Juventus' depth and Cristiano Ronaldo's link-up play despite not scoring in his Serie A debut.


Ronaldo denied a scoring debut for Juventus

The Cristiano Ronaldo era at Juventus begins with a dramatic last-gasp winner from Federico Bernardeschi.


Bernardeschi's dramatic late winner for Juventus

Italian Serie A: Federico Bernardeschi (90'+3) Chievo 2-3 Juventus


Juventus levels on own goal

Leonardo Bonucci thought he got credit for the game-tying goal vs. Chievo in the 75th minute but it was deemed an own goal.


Giaccherini's penalty kick puts Chievo in front

Italian Serie A: Emanuele Giaccherini (56') Chievo 2-1 Juventus


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