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Mar 21

‘I’m proud to say I play for Wales’

West Bromwich Albion’s 18-year-old dual-qualified striker Tyler Roberts says he is committed to representing Wales.

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Mar 20

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

Watford are slipping towards dangerous territory, Chelsea fancy their chances of staying unbeaten from hereon in and Tony Pulis is finally showing his softer side

Claude Puel does not make many headlines with his quotes to the media. Indeed it is often a challenge for the press simply to hear him. The Southampton manager routinely whispers his way through his news conferences and it has been easy to suspect that the microphone at St Mary’s is faulty. It was working at White Hart Lane, however, and if Puel did not exactly thunder into it he made the point that his Southampton team ought to have had a penalty for Ben Davies’s challenge on Dusan Tadic. Put it this way, he said, if Tottenham were going to get one for Steven Davis’s tackle on Dele Alli, Tadic deserved one too. He had a point. Puel was also unhappy Alli’s penalty had come while Southampton were unable to introduce Shane Long for the injured Manolo Gabbiadini. Puel and his Southampton team were on the wrong side of the marginal calls. David Hytner

Match report: Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Southampton

Wenger determined to stay on as Arsenal manager
Match report: West Bromwich Albion 3-1 Arsenal
Secrecy over contract will do little to silence Wenger’s detractors

If I was going to climb Everest I would want him by my side

Match report: Bournemouth 2-0 Swansea City

Match report: Crystal Palace 1-0 Watford
Allardyce looks to Crystal Palace chairman to keep Zaha

Match report: Manchester City 1-1 Liverpool
Guardiola: Manchester City draw with Liverpool ‘one of my happiest days’
Barney Ronay: Sterling adds improvised flourish to Guardiola’s solid lines
Michael Cox: Klopp and Guardiola cancel each other out in frantic contest

Match report: Everton 4-0 Hull City
Daniel Taylor: Lukaku’s ambition is the same as Ronald Koeman’s

I know we’ll take that fighting spirit for the rest of the season

Manchester United’s Mourinho refuses to discuss Middlesbrough spat
Match report: Middlesbrough 1-3 Manchester United

Match report: Stoke City 1-2 Chelsea

Maybe I would have been better going into Ukraine’s civil war than Sunderland

Match report: Sunderland 0-0 Burnley
Said & Done: ‘I’m carrying on with my career, dude. I’m starting over’

Match report: West Ham United 2-3 Leicester City

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Mar 20

Secrecy over contract will do little to silence Arsène Wenger’s detractors | Paul Doyle

Wenger seems determined to stay but teasing fans about his Arsenal future following defeat at West Brom leaves him open to accusations of self-indulgence

Arsène knows. But he’s not telling. At least not publicly. A manager who for years has guaranteed stability is now cultivating uncertainty. That is pathetic in both senses of the word, achingly sad but also inadequate.

Wenger revealed after his team’s miserable defeat at West Bromwich Albion that he has made up his mind about whether to accept the new contract that he was offered months ago by the club to which he has been so integral for more than two decades that it has become, in its contemporary form, his life’s work. Whatever he has decided has historic implications. But for now he chooses to keep everyone in the dark.

Related: Arsène Wenger determined to stay on as Arsenal manager

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Mar 20

Gaming tech detects football concussion

New technology which could be used by club doctors is being trialled, a BBC investigation finds.

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Mar 18

Trio withdraw from Scotland squad

Matt Phillips, James McArthur and Grant Hanley have withdrawn from the Scotland squad, with Liam Cooper called up.

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Mar 18

Arséne Wenger promises decision on his Arsenal future ‘soon’ – video

Arsenal manager Arséne Wenger says he will soon make a decision on his future at the club, following a 3-1 defeat to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday. Arsenal have lost four of their last five league games, and face losing out on Champions League qualification next year

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Mar 17

West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal: match preview

Arsène Wenger will be hoping to improve on his head-to-head record of just one win in seven away fixtures against Tony Pulis when Arsenal visit the Hawthorns. The Frenchman’s side arrive after a bruising run of three defeats in their past four league matches and at risk of being cut adrift from the top-four. West Brom, however, were complacent against Everton last weekend and will need to be much more focused to avoid defeat today. Joel Rabinowitz

Kick-off Saturday 12.30pm

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Mar 16

West Bromwich Albion 3-1 Arsenal

Craig Dawson scores twice as West Brom inflict a big blow to Arsenal’s hopes of a top-four finish with victory at The Hawthorns.

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Mar 12

Rejuvenated Ross Barkley reaps benefits of Everton’s midfield makeover

England recall is on the cards for the midfielder after a recent upturn in form following Ronald Koeman’s reshaping of his side

Sometimes managers confound stereotypes. Tony Pulis brought up 300 Premier League matches in charge by belying his image as one of the game’s great puritans to eulogise about a flair player.

Sometimes praise comes from unexpected quarters. Ross Barkley had spent much of the season as the recipient of managerial criticism. After he helped outclass West Bromwich Albion in a 3-0 win for Everton, the player found his fan club had swelled to include both Pulis and Ronald Koeman, who traded tributes.

Related: Everton’s Ronald Koeman cannot avoid persistent Ross Barkley quandary

Related: Romelu Lukaku sets Everton record in three-goal romp over West Brom

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Mar 11

Romelu Lukaku sets Everton record in three-goal romp over West Brom

While the battle for seventh has been resolved, a skirmish for sixth is gaining intrigue. Everton put seven points between themselves and West Bromwich Albion, their closest challengers, to give themselves the chance to overhaul Manchester United, even if only for a day, next Saturday.

Everton have been trapped in no man’s land between the top six and the bottom 13 for months. If they represented a target for Albion, the balance of power between the two clubs was tilted still further towards the wealthier club by a man Tony Pulis tried to sign in January.

Related: Manchester City and David Silva catch Middlesbrough cold to reach semi

Related: Hull survival prospects boosted as Oumar Niasse double sees off Swansea

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