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Premier League Team of the Week: Kane and Ozil shine as Mooy heaps misery on Mourinho

It's been an engrossing weekend of Premier League action with Harry Kane's performances as Tottenham thrashed Liverpool grabbing the headlines. Ronald Koeman's Everton were also soundly beaten as Arsenal ran riot. While Huddersfield caused the upset to anger Jose Mourinho, who questioned his Manchester United players' attitude. Manchester City remain on course for the title after another fine win over Burnley, as Chelsea got out of jail against an impressive Watford, whose wasted chances will haunt them. Here's Mirror Football's Premier League Team of the Week. (Image: Richard Heathcote)Hugo Lloris, Tottenham Continues to shine between ...

Date Posted,October 22, 2017
The stats that show Arsenal’s Ozil has made his BEST ever start to a season

Despite coming in for criticism prior to his impressive display for Arsenal at Everton on Sunday, statistically, Mesut Ozil has made his BEST start to a Premier League season. In terms of chances created in his first seven appearances, Ozil is matching the pace he set in the 2015-16 season. Ozil had played 587 minutes in that campaign at the same stage, creating 31 chances, equating to a chance created every 19 minutes. He is hitting exactly the same number of minutes per chances created this term so far, creating 25 ...

Date Posted,October 22, 2017
Kane sets sights on 50 goals for the year and world’s best after meeting Maradona

Harry Kane has targeted scoring 50 goals this year and becoming the best player in the world after meeting Diego Maradona. The England star became the top scorer in the Premier League this season with his brace against Liverpool at Wembley. He has now already netted 17 times in this campaign – and 45 times in 2017. Kane , who netted 28 times after the New Year last season, said: “Fifty would be nice. We will see. There are plenty of games to go, a lot of tough games ...

Date Posted,October 22, 2017
Game over? Lovren ‘deletes Liverpool from Instagram bio after Tottenham drubbing

Dejan Lovren has apparently taken drastic action on Instagram following Liverpool's 4-1 defeat to Tottenham on Sunday. The Reds centre-back looks to have deleted the word 'Liverpool' from his Instagram bio, removed his profile picture and disabled comments on his account. The Croatian defender had a game to forget against Spurs at Wembley Stadium, and was at fault for their second goal in the 4-1 defeat. Lovren missed the ball while trying to defend against a Hugo Lloris clearance and allowed Harry Kane in behind him. Dejan Lovren took to Instagram after the ...

Date Posted,October 22, 2017
THE BIG DEBATE: What’s gone wrong at Liverpool and is Klopp the man to fix them?

Jurgen Klopp has come under fire after Liverpool's poor run of Premier League form continued at Wembley on Sunday. The Reds were hammered 4-1 by Tottenham to leave them 12 points off the pace in the title race following just one win in their last six games. Klopp has a worse win percentage on Merseyside than former boss Brendan Rodgers, although he did lead them to a top-four finish last time out. However, a stuttering start to the campaign has left them languishing down in ninth place. What are the major problems at ...

Date Posted,October 22, 2017
LIVE: Legends arrive for Best FIFA awards ahead of tonight’s ceremony

Greetings Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar will battle it out for the 2017 Best FIFA Player of the Year award. The trio are in contention for the top prize ahead of the awards ceremony in London. Last year’s winner Ronaldo is the favourite to retain the title - but can Messi spring an upset? It isn’t the only award up for grabs with several more being handed out on the night. Here is a list of what is to come over the course of Monday. Men’s Player: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi. Neymar Women’s Player: Deyna Castellanos, ...

Date Posted,October 22, 2017
Burnley defender Mee explains why Clarets must tie down “fantastic” Dyche

Burnley skipper Ben Mee says the club must hold on to Sean Dyche - with the Turf Moor boss on Leicester's radar. Dyche celebrates five years in charge at Burnley on October 30, during which time he has established them as a credible Premier League force. Former champions Leicester are looking for a new boss following the sacking of Craig Shakespeare, with Dyche among the favourites for the vacant role. But Mee said it was vital for Burnley's continued progress to have Dyche at the helm, with the ...

Date Posted,October 22, 2017
Argentina legend Maradona watches Spurs take on Liverpool at Wembley

Diego Maradona was on hand to watch Tottenham take on Liverpool in the Premier League at Wembley on Sunday afternoon. The Argentine legend took his seat in the hospitality area at the national stadium as Spurs welcomed the Reds to their temporary home. Maradona arrived alongside pal Ossie Ardiles who made his name as a Tottenham legend during a 10-year spell at White Hart Lane as a player. The 56-year-old former Barcelona and Napoli forward posed for selfies and waved to the crowd as the two sides played out ...

Date Posted,October 22, 2017
Leaky Liverpool set unwanted defensive record during Wembley hammering

Liverpool kept back-to-back clean sheets against Manchester United and Maribor, and so they were probably due a defensive horror show. And one certainly arrived at Wembley on Sunday afternoon. The Reds shipped four goals as they went down 4-1 to Tottenham at the national stadium, with both Dejan Lovren and Simon Mignolet committing dreadful errors as Kane (twice), Son Heung-min and Dele Alli all found the net. Liverpool's only reply came from Mohamed Salah in the first half, but - not for the first time - the Egyptian and his fellow attackers were ...

Date Posted,October 22, 2017
Marseille fans clash with riot police ahead of Ligue 1 showdown with PSG

Marseille supporters have clashed with riot police on the streets of the port city, ahead of Sunday night's bitter showdown with arch-rivals Paris Saint-Germain. Le Classique sees the two best supported sides in France face off, and the fixture has become increasingly hostile in recent years - particularly since PSG's success following their Qatari owners. PSG fans have been banned from travelling south for the fixture, but the streets around the Stade Velodrome saw furious clashes between home fans and police on Sunday afternoon. OM supporters clashed with a heavy police presence in ...

Date Posted,October 22, 2017