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  • West Brom head coach Tony Pulis insists his team remain a work in progress after a 1-1 draw at Leicester extended their winless run to six Premier League matches.Albion have surrendered leads to draw in games either side of the international break but Monday night's point at the King Power Stadium moved them back into the top 10.Pulis believes progress is being made but highlighted how difficult it is to go forwards quickly in a division that is as competitive as it has ever been."Listen, the team is evolving but I think we've got better players in the team now, certainly from when I started," said Pulis."You expect them to settle a little bit better on the ball. The last 20 minutes when Leicester really threw everything at us, there were times we could have picked them off and the final pass and movement was poor."It's happened to us a few times this year, where we've been leading and let it slip."We can do better than that and we've got to do better tha..

    Tony Pulis says West Brom must do better in ‘relentless’ Premier League

    West Brom head coach Tony Pulis insists his team remain a work in progress after a 1-1 draw at Leicester extended their winless run to six Premier League matches.Albion have surrendered leads to draw in games either side of the international break but Monday night's point at the King Power Stadium moved them back into the top 10.Pulis believes progress is being made but highlighted how difficult it is to go forwards quickly in a division that is as competitive as it has ever been."Listen, the team is evolving but I think we've got better players in the team now, certainly from when I started," said Pulis."You expect them to settle a little bit better on the ball. The last 20 minutes when Leicester really threw everything at us, there were times we could have picked them off and the final pass and movement was poor."It's happened to us a few times this year, where we've been leading and let it slip."We can do better than that and we've got to do better tha..
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  • Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has accused Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku of deliberately flicking a boot into his face during Saturday’s goalless draw at Anfield.Shortly before half-time the Croatia international was involved in a clash with the former Everton forward which resulted in the centre-back rolling around on the floor holding his face.The Belgium international was not punished by referee Martin Atkinson at the time and it was confirmed on Monday will face no retrospective action from the video review panel despite Lovren claiming his foot had connected with his cheekbone.“I made a tackle there. I just felt he was over me and he could move away but to be honest, my point of view is that he did it on purpose,” said Lovren ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League match in Maribor.“Even if he did it normally he would apologise after that but I saw he was nervous during the game so maybe that was also the reason.”Asked whether he was disappointed Lukaku would not fac..

    Dejan Lovren sensed intent from Romelu Lukaku in Premier League clash

    Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has accused Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku of deliberately flicking a boot into his face during Saturday’s goalless draw at Anfield.Shortly before half-time the Croatia international was involved in a clash with the former Everton forward which resulted in the centre-back rolling around on the floor holding his face.The Belgium international was not punished by referee Martin Atkinson at the time and it was confirmed on Monday will face no retrospective action from the video review panel despite Lovren claiming his foot had connected with his cheekbone.“I made a tackle there. I just felt he was over me and he could move away but to be honest, my point of view is that he did it on purpose,” said Lovren ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League match in Maribor.“Even if he did it normally he would apologise after that but I saw he was nervous during the game so maybe that was also the reason.”Asked whether he was disappointed Lukaku would not fac..
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  • Premier League clubs have failed to agree on a plan to change the way they share income from the top flight’s overseas broadcasting deals.With a two-thirds majority needed to change the current set-up, Premier League executive chairman Richard Scudamore had hoped to persuade at least 14 of the 20 clubs to back the proposal in London on Wednesday.But with the clubs firmly split into two camps, there was no need for a vote and it was decided they should discuss the matter further and try to find some common ground at their next scheduled meeting in November.No deal at EPL meeting to discuss Big 6 plan to change how overseas TV rights are shared. Adjourned & will try again next time.— Matt Slater (@mjshrimper) October 4, 2017Under the current rules, the league’s growing overseas broadcast revenues are shared evenly but the so-called ‘Big Six’ – Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham – believe they should get a bigger share because of their great..

    Premier League clubs refuse to back ‘Big Six’ plan for bigger share of TV cash

    Premier League clubs have failed to agree on a plan to change the way they share income from the top flight’s overseas broadcasting deals.With a two-thirds majority needed to change the current set-up, Premier League executive chairman Richard Scudamore had hoped to persuade at least 14 of the 20 clubs to back the proposal in London on Wednesday.But with the clubs firmly split into two camps, there was no need for a vote and it was decided they should discuss the matter further and try to find some common ground at their next scheduled meeting in November.No deal at EPL meeting to discuss Big 6 plan to change how overseas TV rights are shared. Adjourned & will try again next time.— Matt Slater (@mjshrimper) October 4, 2017Under the current rules, the league’s growing overseas broadcast revenues are shared evenly but the so-called ‘Big Six’ – Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham – believe they should get a bigger share because of their great..
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  • The Premier League waves goodbye to September and says hello to October this weekend before the latest international break.PA GraphicHere, Press Association Sport looks at some of the talking points ahead of the latest round of fixtures.Reds reunion for BenitezRAFA BENÍTEZ looks ahead to a “special” game against his former club, @LFC, on Sunday.???????? https://t.co/A6qA0IXuxY #NUFC pic.twitter.com/N4u2onI4S7— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) September 29, 2017It will be a Rafael Benitez love-in at St James’ Park when his current club Newcastle entertain one of his old ones Liverpool. The Spaniard is still fondly remembered at Anfield for Istanbul and all that, and Liverpool’s current European struggles have only highlighted the excellent job he did in getting the club to two Champions League finals in three years. Yet victory for Newcastle will lift them above the Reds and further enhance Benitez’s reputation in the north east.Kane’s September scoring streakWe're back in @Premi..

    Four talking points ahead of Premier League matchweek 7

    The Premier League waves goodbye to September and says hello to October this weekend before the latest international break.PA GraphicHere, Press Association Sport looks at some of the talking points ahead of the latest round of fixtures.Reds reunion for BenitezRAFA BENÍTEZ looks ahead to a “special” game against his former club, @LFC, on Sunday.???????? https://t.co/A6qA0IXuxY #NUFC pic.twitter.com/N4u2onI4S7— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) September 29, 2017It will be a Rafael Benitez love-in at St James’ Park when his current club Newcastle entertain one of his old ones Liverpool. The Spaniard is still fondly remembered at Anfield for Istanbul and all that, and Liverpool’s current European struggles have only highlighted the excellent job he did in getting the club to two Champions League finals in three years. Yet victory for Newcastle will lift them above the Reds and further enhance Benitez’s reputation in the north east.Kane’s September scoring streakWe're back in @Premi..
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  • Joselu handed Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez a draw against former club Liverpool as missed chances cost the visitors dearly.The Spanish striker cancelled out Philippe Coutinho’s sumptuous 27th-minute opener nine minutes later, although what he knew about it is debatable after Joel Matip’s attempted clearance came back off him and ended up in the net.It was one of few chances Benitez’s current employers created with billionaire businesswoman Amanda Staveley, who is reportedly looking for a Premier League club in which to invest, among a crowd of 52,303 at St James’ Park.Joselu cancels out Coutinho's stunner as both teams leave St. James's Park with a point#NEWLIV pic.twitter.com/8KpODnNHxs— Premier League (@premierleague) October 1, 2017 Source: By PA Sport Staff Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.

    Liverpool pay for missed chances in Premier League draw at Newcastle

    Joselu handed Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez a draw against former club Liverpool as missed chances cost the visitors dearly.The Spanish striker cancelled out Philippe Coutinho’s sumptuous 27th-minute opener nine minutes later, although what he knew about it is debatable after Joel Matip’s attempted clearance came back off him and ended up in the net.It was one of few chances Benitez’s current employers created with billionaire businesswoman Amanda Staveley, who is reportedly looking for a Premier League club in which to invest, among a crowd of 52,303 at St James’ Park.Joselu cancels out Coutinho's stunner as both teams leave St. James's Park with a point#NEWLIV pic.twitter.com/8KpODnNHxs— Premier League (@premierleague) October 1, 2017 Source: By PA Sport Staff Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.
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  • Manchester City and Manchester United maintained the pace at the top of the Premier League while Everton and Crystal Palace continued to struggle.Here, we look at five things learned from this weekend’s action.Koeman is running out of excuses(Martin Rickett/PA)Much was expected of Everton this season after a summer of heavy spending but their start to the campaign has been dismal. Manager Ronald Koeman was given the benefit of the doubt after collecting just four points from the opening five games because those fixtures included Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester United. But after lacklustre displays against Atalanta and Apollen Limassol in the Europa League and Sunday’s limp loss to Burnley, the pressure is now on the Dutchman. Koeman’s failure to sign an out-and-out centre forward to replace Romelu Lukaku is proving a common complaint.City could have a title-winning defenceAwesome performace again!Motivation to come back stronger has never been greater! Let's..

    5 things we learned from the Premier League this weekend

    Manchester City and Manchester United maintained the pace at the top of the Premier League while Everton and Crystal Palace continued to struggle.Here, we look at five things learned from this weekend’s action.Koeman is running out of excuses(Martin Rickett/PA)Much was expected of Everton this season after a summer of heavy spending but their start to the campaign has been dismal. Manager Ronald Koeman was given the benefit of the doubt after collecting just four points from the opening five games because those fixtures included Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester United. But after lacklustre displays against Atalanta and Apollen Limassol in the Europa League and Sunday’s limp loss to Burnley, the pressure is now on the Dutchman. Koeman’s failure to sign an out-and-out centre forward to replace Romelu Lukaku is proving a common complaint.City could have a title-winning defenceAwesome performace again!Motivation to come back stronger has never been greater! Let's..
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  • Jurgen Klopp is confident Liverpool can still challenge at the top end of the Premier League despite seeing another two points slip from their grasp at Newcastle.Sunday’s 1-1 draw at St James’ Park left the Reds in seventh place in the table, already seven points adrift of top two Manchester City and Manchester United after as many games.However, Klopp is confident his team is on the right track and will continue to improve as the season unfolds.Jürgen Klopp's verdict on our draw at Newcastle: https://t.co/uMMeFdq8dp pic.twitter.com/jG8fQwitk9— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 1, 2017He said: “I can talk about our football and the points we get for it, and then we talk about the gap between us and other teams. We have, obviously, our hard moments; other teams will have hard moments.“We have had hard moments and we have to work on our thing. I really think that it looks like we are not far away from a real challenger, so if we do what we are good at and we can score more goals, th..

    Jurgen Klopp backs Liverpool to close the gap on Premier League leaders

    Jurgen Klopp is confident Liverpool can still challenge at the top end of the Premier League despite seeing another two points slip from their grasp at Newcastle.Sunday’s 1-1 draw at St James’ Park left the Reds in seventh place in the table, already seven points adrift of top two Manchester City and Manchester United after as many games.However, Klopp is confident his team is on the right track and will continue to improve as the season unfolds.Jürgen Klopp's verdict on our draw at Newcastle: https://t.co/uMMeFdq8dp pic.twitter.com/jG8fQwitk9— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 1, 2017He said: “I can talk about our football and the points we get for it, and then we talk about the gap between us and other teams. We have, obviously, our hard moments; other teams will have hard moments.“We have had hard moments and we have to work on our thing. I really think that it looks like we are not far away from a real challenger, so if we do what we are good at and we can score more goals, th..
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