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What the papers say Chelsea are reportedly considering entering the race to sign Monaco star Thomas Lemar in January, alongside Liverpool and Arsenal. The France midfielder turned down a move to the Premier League in August but, according to the Daily Mail, reports in France claim the Premier League champions are set to bid £80million next month.

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Pep Guardiola was unwilling to comment on the details of the alleged melee (Martin Rickett/PA)

Pep Guardiola ready to say sorry to Man Utd for derby celebrations

Pep Guardiola is prepared to apologise to Manchester United if they consider Manchester City’s celebrations after Sunday’s derby excessive.

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Arsenal record signing Alexandre Lacazette looking for Premier League miracle

Arsenal record signing Alexandre Lacazette looking for Premier League miracle

Striker Alexandre Lacazette admits Arsenal need a “miracle” if they are to win the Premier League this season.

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James McArthur struck late on for Palace (Adam Davy/PA)

Late goals lift Crystal Palace out of relegation zone

Crystal Palace climbed out of the Premier League’s bottom three after completing their recovery from a goal down in stoppage time to earn a vital 2-1 victory over Watford’s 10 men.

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Ashley Barnes netted the winner for Burnley (Richard Sellers/Empics)

Burnley stun Stoke at the death to move into top four

Burnley climbed into the Champions League places as Ashley Barnes’ late winner earned them a 1-0 victory over troubled Stoke.

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Jonny Bairstow

England move Bairstow up batting order to number six for third Ashes Test

England have moved Jonny Bairstow one place up the batting order to number six in an otherwise unchanged line-up for the third Ashes Test.

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Willian starred for Chelsea  (Tim Goode/Empics)

Willian stars for Chelsea as they impress against Huddersfield

Willian scored one and made two others as Chelsea finally turned in a display worthy of Premier League champions to win 3-1 at Huddersfield.

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Fury was cleared to return to the ring on Tuesday but needs permission from the BBBC (Nick Potts/PA)

Tyson Fury boxing licence to be considered by British board stewards next month

Tyson Fury could have his boxing licence reinstated by the British Boxing Board of Control when its stewards meet in January.

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Chris Froome won his first La Vuelta title in September (PA)

Chris Froome fighting to keep Vuelta title and avoid ban after failing drug test

Chris Froome could lose his La Vuelta title and World Road Championships medals and miss most of next season after an adverse test for asthma drug salbutamol.

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FAW chief Jonathan Ford will  face a disciplinary commission for comments over the vacant manager's job (Mike Egerton/Empics)

FAW chief Ford to face disciplinary over ‘definitely not English’ comment

Football Association of Wales chief executive Jonathan Ford is to face a disciplinary commission over his comment that the next Wales manager will “definitely” not be English.

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Tyson Fury has been cleared to fight again immediately (Nick Potts/PA)

Tyson Fury sets his sights on Anthony Joshua’s world heavyweight titles

Tyson Fury has set his sights on reclaiming the world heavyweight crown after being cleared to fight again immediately.

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Gareth Bale's late goal seals Real Madrid's win against Al Jazira (Hassan Ammar/AP)

Gareth Bale’s winner saves Real Madrid from humiliation against Al Jazira

Real Madrid avoided humiliation against Al Jazira as Gareth Bale’s late winner earned them a 2-1 victory and a place in the final of the FIFA Club World Cup.

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Top Notch (right) on his way to victory at Ascot

Top Notch takes Taunton test in Peterborough Chase

Top Notch will face just four rivals in the rearranged Peterborough Chase at Taunton on Thursday.

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Joe Root hopes England can end their dreadful run in Perth (Jason O'Brien/PA)

Root hoping for ‘something special’ from golden generation in third Test

Joe Root is banking on England’s golden generation of senior players providing the spark which will keep his team in the Ashes.

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Manchester United v Manchester City ? Premier League ? Old Trafford

Manchester clubs given extra time to provide observations on derby incident

Manchester United and Manchester City have been given until 6pm on December 15 to provide observations on the alleged fracas following Sunday’s derby at Old Trafford.

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David Silva celebrates his second goal (Nick Potts/PA)

Manchester City create history with 15th straight win after hammering Swansea

Manchester City set a new Premier League record of 15 consecutive wins with a 4-0 victory at bottom club Swansea.

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New York Knicks record overtime win against LA Lakers

The New York Knicks snatched a win in overtime during a closely-fought match against the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Mitchell Marsh

Australia set to bring in all-rounder Mitchell Marsh for third Ashes Test

Australia appear almost certain to change their winning team as they replace out-of-form batsman Peter Handscomb with all-rounder Mitchell Marsh in the third Ashes Test.

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Torquay United

Gateshead supporters’ mammoth journey ruined by late goal

Who’d be a football fan?

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Milk and water are claimed to have been thrown at Jose Mourinho (left) after a reported confrontation with City goalkeeper Ederson (Mike Egerton/EMPICS)

Jose Mourinho: Old Trafford fracas down to ‘diversity in education’

Jose Mourinho insists his players behaved in the right way during a post-derby fracas that led the Manchester United manager to question Manchester City’s “behaviour” and “education”.

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