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Southampton vs Brighton predicted line-ups: Team news ahead of Premier League fixture tonight

Southampton host Brighton in the Premier League on Thursday, with both teams impressing in the second half of the season. Saints’ high press and determination saw them sneak a late point off Manchester United on Monday night, leaving them 12th in the table. Brighton have lost three of the last four, but those defeats came against both Manchester clubs and Liverpool. Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the full

Arsenal vs Liverpool result: Alexandre Lacazette and Reiss Nelson stun sloppy Reds

In a match that will be remembered for errors rather than excellence, Liverpool lost 2-1 to Arsenal at the Emirates and squandered the chance to break the 100-point barrier for the season. Jurgen Klopp’s team took the lead after 20 minutes with a superbly-crafted Sadio Mane goal. The champions then self-destructed, gifting Mikel Arteta’s side two goals. Virgil van Dijk played Alexandre Lacazette in to equalise after 32 minutes and

'He has decided to leave': Pep Guardiola admits David Silva WILL leave

‘He has said many times’: Pep Guardiola admits he cannot change David Silva’s mind about leaving Manchester City this summer after 10 years despite his ‘incredible’ post-lockdown form David Silva was instrumental in Manchester City’s 2-1 victory over Bournemouth  Pep Guardiola admitted after the game that Silva will still leave the club  Silva has now been with City for over 10 years since joining from Valencia   Manchester City manager Pep

Carlo Ancelotti reveals he has demanded more from erratic Pickford

‘He’s not doing well… he HAS to be better’: Carlo Ancelotti demands more from erratic England No 1 Jordan Pickford after error-prone display against Wolves as Everton boss considers signing new goalkeeper Carlo Ancelotti has called for improvement from Everton’s Jordan Pickford  The England star has had an erratic time since the Premier League restart Ancelotti is debating whether to bring in another goalkeeper in the summer Carlo Ancelotti has

Newcastle vs Tottenham result: Harry Kane’s headed double boosts Spurs’ hopes of Europe

Harry Kane’s 200th and 201st club goal of his career saw Tottenham Hotspur to a 1-3 win over Newcastle United. A journey that began for Leyton Orient way back in 2011 continued here in 2020 with a brace that confirmed a professional away win. It was a second in four days, coming after the North London Derby. Similarly here, it was Son Heung-Min who would get on the scoresheet first

Smith frustrated as Villa players denied cryotherapy over Covid fears

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith left frustrated as public health bosses DENY players cryotherapy treatment due to fears of spreading coronavirus Aston Villa have been refused permission to use cryotherapy treatment  Public health bosses believe it could cause coronavirus to spread among players Villa boss Smith was keen to use treatment to aid recovery with hectic schedule  Aston Villa have been refused permission to use cryotherapy treatment because public health bosses

Ralph Hasenhuttl steers clear of Southampton transfer talk

Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl refused to discuss the possibility of a swap deal between Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and loanee Kyle Walker-Peters. Hojberg, who has been stripped of the captaincy after refusing a new deal at St Mary’s, is reported to be keen on a move to Tottenham and Walker-Peters, who is on loan from the north London club, could be used as a makeweight in the deal. The young right-back has

Arsenal's stance on Coutinho transfer after Stan Kroenke cash injection

Barcelona have offered Philippe Coutinho to Arsenal in an attempt to raise funds to sign Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez. Coutinho has known for some time now that he has no future at the Camp Nou, and is considering his options going forward. The Catalan giants knows that they will have to take a huge financial hit on Coutinho, and are hoping Arsenal will come up with some cash to

Man Utd plotting to sign Premier League star on free transfer in shock Ed Woodward move

Manchester United are reportedly exploring the prospect of signing Burnley’s Jeff Hendrick on a free transfer this summer. The 28-year-old is poised to leave the Clarets, with AC Milan strongly linked. But the Red Devils could move for him amid claims Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains determined to strengthen his midfield. Manchester United have signed five players since Solskjaer took charge. Daniel James, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire, Bruno Fernandes and Odion

Premier League transfer window: When does the summer transfer window open? Dates revealed

The Premier League has announced its 2020 summer transfer window dates, subject to FIFA approval. The window will open for 10 weeks from July 27 until October 5. Additionally, there will be a domestic-only window for English Football League (EFL) clubs until October 16. “Following consultation with the EFL, a domestic-only window will be added from Oct. 5, closing 1700 BST on Oct. 16,” the Premier League said in a