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Burnley 1-0 Newcastle: Chris Wood header stops Steve Bruce's in-form Magpies

Burnley 1-0 Newcastle: Chris Wood header stops Steve Bruce's in-form Magpies

JACK GAUGHAN AT TURF MOOR: This was a terrible spectacle only livened up by mistakes - the costliest of which was made by Newcastle and their goalkeeper.

Southampton vs West Ham - Premier League 2019/20: Live score and updates

Southampton vs West Ham - Premier League 2019/20: Live score and updates

Southampton host West Ham in this evening's Premier League action at St Mary's with both teams desperate for a victory. Follow all the action with Sportsmail's Danny Gallagher.

Manchester United Women close in on securing teenage forward Lauren James to new three-year contract

Manchester United Women close in on securing teenage forward Lauren James to new three-year contract

EXCLUSIVE: Lauren James has been tipped to become the best player in the world by her manager Casey Stoney, and is the younger sister of Chelsea defender Reece James.

Henderson all but rules out Altior from Ladbrokes King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day

Henderson all but rules out Altior from Ladbrokes King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day

Altior's 19-race unbeaten run was ended when beaten by Cyrname at Ascot last month and trainer Nicky Henderson says he is still feeling the effects of that tough race in November.

Leeds 3-3 Cardiff: Cardiff come back from 3-0 down to deny Leeds top spot in the Championship

Leeds 3-3 Cardiff: Cardiff come back from 3-0 down to deny Leeds top spot in the Championship

ROSS HEPPENSTALL AT ELLAND ROAD: Cardiff came back from 3-0 down to score three second-half goals and earn a point that denied Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds top spot in the Championship.

Steven Davis and Allan McGregor join Steven Gerrard in signing new contracts at Rangers

Steven Davis and Allan McGregor join Steven Gerrard in signing new contracts at Rangers

Experienced Rangers pair Steven Davis and Allan McGregor have both completed one-year extensions to commit themselves to the Ibrox club until the end of next season.

QPR and Brentford tracking progress of Livingston striker Lyndon Dykes 

QPR and Brentford tracking progress of Livingston striker Lyndon Dykes 

QPR and Brentford are among the clubs following Australian-born striker Lyndon Dykes. The powerful 24-year-old has caught the eye with his performances for Livingston.

Zidane vows that upcoming El Clasico will not influence squad selection for Valencia match

Zidane vows that upcoming El Clasico will not influence squad selection for Valencia match

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says next week's crunch match with La Liga title rivals Barcelona will not influence his team selection against Valencia on Sunday.

Sheffield United 2-0 Aston Villa: John Fleck nets double to down struggling visitors

Sheffield United 2-0 Aston Villa: John Fleck nets double to down struggling visitors

RICHARD GIBSON AT BRAMALL LANE: A brace from John Fleck settled a slow burner between two of the top-flight's new boys and handed Sheffield United back-to-back Premier League wins.

Chelsea 0-1 Bournemouth: Blues slump to a fourth defeat in five games

Chelsea 0-1 Bournemouth: Blues slump to a fourth defeat in five games

ROB DRAPER AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: The goal that decided it was indicative of the contest which preceded it. It wasn't for the purist. Dan Gosling's single goal downed Chelsea.

Joe Gomez is back in the Liverpool side and is set to grab his chance

Joe Gomez is back in the Liverpool side and is set to grab his chance

DOMINIC KING AT ANFIELD: Joe Gomez has returned to the Liverpool side thanks to an injury to Dejan Lovren. hE looks set to grab his chance with a good performance on Saturday.

Leicester 1-1 Norwich: Leicester held despite Tim Krul's own goal as Liverpool go ten points clear

Leicester 1-1 Norwich: Leicester held despite Tim Krul's own goal as Liverpool go ten points clear

JOE BERNSTEIN AT THE KING POWER STADIUM: Leicester City's long winning streak came to a surprise end at the King Power Stadium as Teemu Pukki grabbed his 16th goal for club and country.

Eddie Howe's rotten season is given a Stamford Bridge boost... but the injury crisis still looms

Eddie Howe's rotten season is given a Stamford Bridge boost... but the injury crisis still looms

RIATH AL-SAMARRAI AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: For so long Howe's has been a tale of progression and success. But this season has been rotten, a mess of injuries and poor results.

Real Sociedad 2-2 Barcelona: Valverde's men stumble despite goals from Griezmann and Suarez

Real Sociedad 2-2 Barcelona: Valverde's men stumble despite goals from Griezmann and Suarez

PETE JENSON IN SPAIN: Despite goals from Antoine Griezmann and Luis Suarez, Barcelona could only manage a draw against a spirited Real Sociedad side.

Philippe Coutinho scores hat-trick as Bayern Munich romp to 6-1 victory over Werder Bremen

Philippe Coutinho scores hat-trick as Bayern Munich romp to 6-1 victory over Werder Bremen

Philippe Coutinho scored a hat-trick as Bayern Munich ran away with a comfortable 6-1 victory over Werder Bremen. It was the perfect way to bounce back after two straight league defeats.

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer met top target Erling Braut Haaland in Salzburg

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer met top target Erling Braut Haaland in Salzburg

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer flew to Salzburg early on Friday morning to make a sales pitch to Manchester United's No.1 transfer target Erling Braut Haaland.

Salah explains Liverpool's cool approach to games is due to being together for 'three or four years'

Salah explains Liverpool's cool approach to games is due to being together for 'three or four years'

At times the Reds were far from comfortable against Waford but Salah has insisted fans should not panic during matches as they have an experienced squad capable of grinding out results.

Liverpool 2-0 Watford: Mohamed Salah scores brace as Liverpool win again to go eleven points clear

Liverpool 2-0 Watford: Mohamed Salah scores brace as Liverpool win again to go eleven points clear

OLIVER HOLT AT ANFIELD: Liverpool moved eleven points clear at the top of the Premier League with a brace from Mohamed Salah proving the difference in a 2-0 win against Watford.

Wijnaldum could miss the Club World Cup after picking up a muscle injury, according to Jurgen Klopp

Wijnaldum could miss the Club World Cup after picking up a muscle injury, according to Jurgen Klopp

The Dutch international was forced off the pitch in the second half of their 2-0 victory over Watford whilst holding his left hamstring in some pain.

Manchester United 'handed boost in chase for Saul Niguez as Atletico Madrid drop price to £85m'

Manchester United 'handed boost in chase for Saul Niguez as Atletico Madrid drop price to £85m'

Atletico Madrid have slashed the asking price for Saul Niguez - good news for Manchester United as they chase the midfield star as a replacement for Paul Pogba if he leaves.

Arsenal confirm Kieran Tierney will be out for three months and needs surgery on dislocated shoulder

Arsenal confirm Kieran Tierney will be out for three months and needs surgery on dislocated shoulder

Kieran Tierney fell awkwardly during Arsenal's victory at West Ham on Monday night and was replaced just before the half-hour mark by Sead Kolasinac.

'He should have been a world superstar': Nicky Butt reveals his disappointment at Adnan Januzaj

'He should have been a world superstar': Nicky Butt reveals his disappointment at Adnan Januzaj

Adnan Januzaj joined Manchester United as a promising 16-year-old in 2011. Big things were expected of the Belgian but the winger failed to establish himself at Old Trafford.

Is this the worst miss of the season? Watford's Ismaila Sarr somehow misses against Liverpool 

Is this the worst miss of the season? Watford's Ismaila Sarr somehow misses against Liverpool 

Liverpool had taken the lead against Watford thanks to a goal by Mo Salah. Watford had their chances though and new signing Ismaila Sarr missed an easy chance to make the game level.

Mohamed Salah downed Watford with a stunning backheel AND nutmeg

Mohamed Salah downed Watford with a stunning backheel AND nutmeg

Two moments of magic from Mohamed Salah were the difference between Liverpool and Watford on Saturday, and he may have received some inspiration from a team-mate.

Manchester United 'enter race for Napoli star Dries Mertens with his contract up in the summer'

Manchester United 'enter race for Napoli star Dries Mertens with his contract up in the summer'

Dries Mertens could be one of many senior Napoli players culled by owner Aurelio De Laurentiis given the dispute between the players and the owner this season which cost Carlo Ancelotti his job.

Joe Cole says Liverpool have already wrapped up the Premier League

Joe Cole says Liverpool have already wrapped up the Premier League

Liverpool overcame a few scares to beat Watford 2-0 at Anfield on Saturday, as they once again extended their lead at the top of the Premier League. Joe Cole believes they already have it wrapped up.

Joe Cole heaps praise on Mohamed Salah after stunning display against Watford

Joe Cole heaps praise on Mohamed Salah after stunning display against Watford

The 27-year-old netted both goals at Anfield for Jurgen Klopp's men, and rounded off the scoring in audacious style after flicking through Christian Kabasele's legs deep into stoppage time.

Kleberson reveals he was TRICKED into joining Man United after Ronaldinho said he'd go there too

Kleberson reveals he was TRICKED into joining Man United after Ronaldinho said he'd go there too

The former midfielder has claimed he was told by friend Ronaldinho that he would also be joining the Reds Devils but opted to sign for Barcelona instead in the summer of 2003.

Antonio Conte cancels Inter Milan press conference as he is angry over a fan published in newspaper

Antonio Conte cancels Inter Milan press conference as he is angry over a fan published in newspaper

ALVISE CAGNAZZO: Antonio Conte has cancelled Inter Milan's usual press conference due to a letter being published in Corriere dello Sport.

Luka Modric, Dries Mertens, Eriksen and Willian... Just some of the stars going for FREE next summer

Luka Modric, Dries Mertens, Eriksen and Willian... Just some of the stars going for FREE next summer

In a world where £200million is the going rate for the best talent, snapping up a top player on a free transfer is, well, priceless. Sportsmail looks at the biggest names out of contract next summer.

Alf-Inge Haaland's son Erling has quickly risen to fame but who are the other famous kids?

Alf-Inge Haaland's son Erling has quickly risen to fame but who are the other famous kids?

Red Bull Salzburg wonderkid Erling Braut Haaland hit a stunning first-half hat-trick on his Champions League debut earlier this month - taking his goal tally to 17 for the season already.

Paul Pogba reveals chats with Manchester United academy stars and admits he hopes they replace him

Paul Pogba reveals chats with Manchester United academy stars and admits he hopes they replace him

Paul Pogba has revealed he has become a mentor to Manchester United's young players, saying he hopes to set an example for the likes of Mason Greenwood and and Bradon Williams.

Peter Crouch got Rafa Benitez rival Jose Mourinho's book for Christmas

Peter Crouch got Rafa Benitez rival Jose Mourinho's book for Christmas

There might be a lot of fixture congestion around the holiday period for footballers, but that doesn't stop most of them from having a bit of Christmas fun.

Birmingham 2-3 West Brom: Charlie Austin scores impressive brace to extend Baggies unbeaten run

Birmingham 2-3 West Brom: Charlie Austin scores impressive brace to extend Baggies unbeaten run

TIM NASH AT ST ANDREWS: Charlie Austin was the hero as he bagged a brace to help West Brom beat Birmingham City and return them to the top of the Championship.

Eden Hazard vows to return to Chelsea when he's done at Real Madrid

Eden Hazard vows to return to Chelsea when he's done at Real Madrid

Eden Hazard has told a Chelsea fan that he will return to the club when his time at Real Madrid is over. Hazard spent seven years at Chelsea, during which he scored 110 goals and provided 92 assists.

Bruce Grobbelaar claims PEEING on Anfield goal lifted curse on Liverpool winning the Premier League

Bruce Grobbelaar claims PEEING on Anfield goal lifted curse on Liverpool winning the Premier League

Legendary Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce Grobelaar has revealed the bizarre reason why he believes his former club will go on to win the title. It involves a controversial act on the Anfield posts.

'He will bring the toughness': South Africa appoint ex-wicketkeeper Mark Boucher as new head coach

'He will bring the toughness': South Africa appoint ex-wicketkeeper Mark Boucher as new head coach

Mark Boucher and new assistant Enoch Nkwe will prepare South Africa for the Test series against England that begins on Boxing Day at SuperSport Park in Centurion.

Jurgen Klopp insists he LIKES Boxing Day football but says there are too many festive games

Jurgen Klopp insists he LIKES Boxing Day football but says there are too many festive games

Jurgen Klopp has spoken out on Liverpool's gruelling Christmas schedule, as the Reds prepare for the bizarre challenge of two games in two days next week following their Watford clash.

Middlesbrough targeting Rangers goalkeeper Wes Foderingham as West Ham line up Darren Randolph

Middlesbrough targeting Rangers goalkeeper Wes Foderingham as West Ham line up Darren Randolph

The 28-year-old Rangers understudy is being considered as Middlesbrough brace themselves for an offer from West Ham for current number one Darren Randolph.

Jeremie Boga, who Chelsea sold for just £2.5m, suggests he should have got a chance ahead of stars

Jeremie Boga, who Chelsea sold for just £2.5m, suggests he should have got a chance ahead of stars

Former Chelsea winger Jeremie Boga has insisted that Eden Hazard, Pedro and Willian 'were not better' than him during his time at Stamford Bridge.

Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid could make move for out-of-favour Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud

Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid could make move for out-of-favour Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud

France forward Giroud has scored a solitary goal this season as Lampard has relied heavily on youth in the Premier League and Champions League, including the emergence of Tammy Abraham.

Gianfranco Zola admits working with Maurizio Sarri wasn't 'easy' but says it was 'exceptional' 

Gianfranco Zola admits working with Maurizio Sarri wasn't 'easy' but says it was 'exceptional' 

Gianfranco Zola has described his season working with Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea as 'difficult' but also 'exceptional'. Chelsea legend Zola returned to the club last season as assistant manager.

Khabib Nurmagomedov shoots down 2020 rematch with Conor McGregor, saying Irishman is 'minor league'

Khabib Nurmagomedov shoots down 2020 rematch with Conor McGregor, saying Irishman is 'minor league'

Khabib Nurmagomedov has no intention of taking on a rematch with Conor McGregor in 2020, despite UFC president Dana White claiming it was on the cards.

PSG want €70m deal for Mauro Icardi in January... but his wife and agent is hoping for Juventus deal

PSG want €70m deal for Mauro Icardi in January... but his wife and agent is hoping for Juventus deal

Mauro Icardi could be staying in France, with Paris Saint-Germain reportedly wanting to make the Argentinian's loan deal permanent in the upcoming January transfer window.

Jose Mourinho says Harry Kane will not have a break over Christmas and talks Giovani Lo Celso plans

Jose Mourinho says Harry Kane will not have a break over Christmas and talks Giovani Lo Celso plans

Lucas Moura played alone in attack as Spurs lost 3-1 at Bayern Munich on Wednesday, but boss Jose Mourinho says Harry Kane will return to his attack throughout the festive period.

How Mauricio Pochettino would fit in at Manchester City

How Mauricio Pochettino would fit in at Manchester City

Mauricio Pochettino could be a target for Manchester City if Pep Guardiola leaves at the end of the season. So what sort of fit would the former Spurs boss be for the Premier League champions?

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Jesse Lingard opens up on his family agony at Manchester United

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Jesse Lingard opens up on his family agony at Manchester United

The England player's difficulties - kept private until today - began earlier in the season when his mother Kirsty became unwell. This left 27-year-old Jesse to care for his younger brother and sister.

Tying up Brendan Rodgers, James Maddison, Caglar Soyuncu will see Leicester last longer at the top

Tying up Brendan Rodgers, James Maddison, Caglar Soyuncu will see Leicester last longer at the top

TOM COLLOMOSSE: Leicester have climbed the mountain before, of course - and lost their footing almost as soon as they reached the summit. They are working to ensure it doesn't happen again.

Premier League winter break Q&A: How will it work?

Premier League winter break Q&A: How will it work?

Following the jam-packed schedule over the next month, top-flight clubs will have the luxury of a winter break for the first time. Sportsmail explains what the new Premier League winter break will involve.

Phil Foden was dazzling in Zagreb and played his way into contention to start against Arsenal

Phil Foden was dazzling in Zagreb and played his way into contention to start against Arsenal

Phil Foden identifies with Manchester City more than anyone right now and for the hierarchy, his progression is of paramount importance.

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