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      Crystal Palace sink 10-man Burnley to give Oliver Glasner winning start

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Yesterday - 17:10

    Crystal Palace stood in the darkness, staring at the horizon. Would there ever be a glimmer of light? Would black ever ease to grey? When dawn did at last arrive, it blazed suddenly into a glorious morning. There may have been a slightly unreal sense about it but it was hugely welcome after the persistent drizzle of the past few months.

    The truth, though, is that Palace will face few sides who collapse quite as abjectly as Burnley did and that, for a long time, the sunshine was unconvincing. Without Eberechi Eze and Michael Olise, this simply isn’t a creative squad, but they had more than enough to overcome a limp Burnley who are now eight points from safety and surely doomed. Palace, eight points clear of the relegation zone and with two of the sides below them facing potential points deductions, should be safe.

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      Bukayo Saka and Ødegaard lead rampant Arsenal to rout of Burnley

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Saturday, 17 February - 17:15

    Remember the fall-out from Arsenal’s FA Cup exit at home to Liverpool ? It was only six matches ago after all, and seemingly irrefutable evidence that Mikel Arteta’s side were destined for a fruitless season unless they signed a proven goalscorer. One did not arrive, but 21 Arsenal goals have in the five games since. Burnley were the latest to suffer from the rampant, creative energy that has catapulted Arsenal back into title contention.

    With Martin Ødegaard conducting another irrepressible away performance at Turf Moor Arsenal made it five successive Premier League wins through their captain, a Bukayo Saka double, Leandro Trossard and Kai Havertz. It was the first time in Arsenal’s history that they have won five consecutive games since the start of the year. The range of goalscorers underlined a team taking responsibility. Burnley’s only cheer on a trying afternoon came when the PA announced the cancellation of the late train back to London.

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      Darwin Núñez finishes off Burnley in front of Liverpool’s record Anfield crowd

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Saturday, 10 February - 17:15

    The biggest league crowd in Anfield’s 132-year history lent a sense of occasion to Liverpool’s return to the top of the Premier League following a brief reappearance from Manchester City. The display was far from vintage by Jürgen Klopp’s leaders, and Burnley wasted several chances to dampen their afternoon, but the response to Arsenal was all that mattered to a grateful Liverpool manager.

    Liverpool’s front three of Diogo Jota, Luis Díaz and Darwin Núñez were all on the scoresheet before a record attendance boosted to 59,896 by the full opening of the new Anfield Road stand. The home side were in control by the latter stages but the late dominance was deceptive. Vincent Kompany’s relegation-threatened team had made Liverpool fight their way back to the summit.

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      Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Monday, 5 February - 08:32

    Arsenal’s creative trio showed their worth while Pascal Gross and Pedro Neto profited from defensive frailties

    The critics were lining up to skewer “same old Arsenal” as Kai Havertz – No 9 for the day – was denied by Alisson after being sent through on goal. The Gunners had misfired in this same fixture in the FA Cup, undone by late Liverpool counterattacks. Havertz never looked confident but he was bailed out by Bukayo Saka, alert in turning home the rebound. Gabriel Martinelli did something similar to pounce on a rare misstep by the Liverpool defence later on. And thus a theme of last season was evoked; the productivity of Arsenal attackers who are not out-and-out strikers. Last season, Saka, Martinelli and Martin Ødegaard scored 44 goals between them. This season, the trio had just 15 going into this game. Arsenal are challengers for sure, but those three must provide the bulk of the goals for that to be sustained. Dominic Booth

    Match report: Arsenal 3-1 Liverpool

    Match report: Chelsea 2-4 Wolves

    Match report: Manchester United 3-0 West Ham

    Match report: Newcastle 4-4 Luton Town

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      Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Friday, 2 February - 00:01 · 1 minute

    Everton search for their spark, a bitter rivalry resumes on the south coast and a crunch game in north London

    Everton marked the first anniversary of Sean Dyche’s appointment by slipping into the relegation zone on Tuesday. The worrying position belies the undoubted progress that the Everton manager has overseen since replacing Frank Lampard but, before demanding fixtures against Tottenham and at Manchester City, his team urgently need to rediscover the spark that has gone missing since the 2-1 defeat by Ange Postecoglou’s team before Christmas. Injuries and constant demands on a small pool of reliable first-team players have caught up with Everton, who have not won in five Premier League matches and suffered morale-sapping home defeats in both cup competitions since last collecting three points at Burnley on 16 December. Dyche’s reign commenced with a tireless home win over north London opposition 12 months ago, when title-chasing Arsenal were beaten 1-0 . With the club’s appeal against a 10-point deduction for a breach of financial rules offering no guarantees, he is back to square one in terms of another relegation dogfight. Andy Hunter

    Everton v Tottenham, Saturday 12.30pm (all times GMT)

    Brighton v Crystal Palace, Saturday 3pm

    Burnley v Fulham, Saturday 3pm

    Newcastle v Luton, Saturday 3pm

    Sheffield United v Aston Villa, Saturday 5.30pm

    Bournemouth v Nottingham Forest, Sunday 2pm

    Chelsea v Wolves, Sunday 2pm

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      Manchester City keep heat on leaders after Julián Álvarez fires past Burnley

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Wednesday, 31 January - 21:42

    Manchester City reeled off a 10th win in 11 unbeaten games across all competitions and Erling Haaland returned from a foot problem to enjoy a 20-minute cameo. The champions’ pursuit of a historic fourth consecutive crown is rolling along nicely, this victory decorated by two goals from Julián Álvarez on his 24th birthday.

    They took his tally to 15 and the man he has been deputising for in attack, in a first involvement after 10 games, had the chance to add his 20th of the term and make this a perfect comeback. But, totally against type, an embarrassing Haaland miskick ensued after he took aim.

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      Premier League: ftalking points from the weekend’s action

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Monday, 15 January - 08:00

    Right-backs steal the show at Old Trafford, questions for Howe and a turning point for Chelsea?

    Full-backs don’t often grab the headlines, and sure enough they didn’t at Old Trafford as Rodrigo Bentancur, Rasmus Højlund and Marcus Rashford all scored classy goals. But the best player on either side, according to the WhoScored.com ratings, was the right-back. For Spurs, Pedro Porro earned 8.1 out of 10 for a fearless attacking display that included an assist when his pinpoint corner picked out the peroxide head of Richarlison. Ange Postecoglou says he wants his players to stop thinking of themselves as defenders or attackers, and Porro is both at once. For Manchester United, Diogo Dalot did even better with a rating of 8.2. If he was less buccaneering than Porro, he was the more polished defender, making crucial interceptions and heading off the line. One of the two, surely, should have been player of the match – but another right-back, Gary Neville, gave the award to Bentancur. Tim de Lisle

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      Controversial Morris equaliser stuns Burnley to earn vital draw for Luton

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Friday, 12 January - 22:04


    Vincent Kompany talked of Burnley receiving the victories their displays deserve then watched his side blow doing precisely this by allowing Carlton Morris’s added time equaliser.

    It was a major call from the VAR to allow this because Elijah Adebayo seemed to impede James Trafford, the home No 1, before the substitute’s finish. Yet on going to the review it was allowed and so Zeki Amdouni’s 36th-minute opener was answered.

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      Burnley v Luton Town: Premier League – live

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Friday, 12 January - 18:54

    Burnley make three changes to the XI that started the 3-2 defeat at Aston Villa just before the turn of the year. Josh Cullen, Hjalmar Ekdal and Ameen Al-Dakhil replace Jordan Beyer, Charlie Taylor and Sander Berge, all of whom miss out altogether.

    Luton also lost their last Premier League match 3-2, at home to Chelsea. They make two chances to the team that started that day, with Chiedozie Ogbene and Jordan Clark replacing the Africa Cup of Nations-bound Issa Kabore, and Jacob Brown, who misses out completely.

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