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Thursday, August 28, 2014

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Mauricio Pochettino's men reach the group stage of the Europa League with ease as goals from Harry Kane, Paulinho and Andros Townsend see off the Cypriot minnows

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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Arsene Wenger's team progressed into the Champions League group stages for a 17th consecutive year after Alexis Sanchez scored his first goal for the club in a tense match

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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Louis van Gaal's side thumped by the League One outfit as Will Grigg and Arsenal loanee Benik Afobe helped themselves to two goals each against a lacklustre Red Devils defence

Monday, August 25, 2014

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Los Colchoneros' title defence started with an opening day stalemate in Vallecas, with Paco Jemez's side unlucky not to take all three points after an excellent second-half effort

Sunday, August 24, 2014

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Two goals for Lionel Messi and a debut strike from Munir were enough for three points on Barca's opening day against Elche, despite the first-half dismissal of Javier Mascherano

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Nikica Jelavic's first-half strike set the Tigers up for all three points despite Chester's early dismissal, but Ryan Shawcross ensured the Potters left with a share of spoils

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Mauricio Pochettino made his competitive White Hart Lane bow as a Nacer Chadli brace inspired the fluid, attacking Spurs to an easy win that takes them to the top of the table

Saturday, August 23, 2014

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Late Aaron Ramsey & Olivier Giroud goals earned the Gunners a point from a game in which they were largely second best after Seamus Coleman & Steven Naismith netted for the hosts

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The Hammers survived a second-half scare and Marouane Chamakh's goal to triumph at Selhurst Park with strikes from Mauro Zarate, Stewart Downing and Carlton Cole

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Fine margins prevented new boy Ideye Brown from giving the Baggies all three points on the South Coast, as both sides huffed and puffed their way to a share of the spoils.

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Garry Monk's side managed to hang on to beat the Clarets and continue their winning start to the season, with Nathan Dyer's goal proving enough to secure all three points

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Goals from Diego Costa and Eden Hazard ensured that Jose Mourinho's men preserve their 100 per cent start to the season despite suffering a scare against a spirited Foxes side

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Mike Williamson let down his fellow members of the centre-backs' union with his late red card, with Fabrizio Collocini and Ron Vlaar particularly impressing at Villa Park

Friday, August 22, 2014

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Mario Mandzukic's early strike was enough to guide the hard-working Rojiblancos to the Supercopa title for just the second time in their history against their arch rivals

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Arjen Robben and Thomas Muller secured victory, while there was also a Bundesliga debut for 17-year-old Gianluca Gaudino - see how they got on...

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Goal took in the action at the Parc des Princes, where Cabaye's sending off rounded off a frustrating evening for the capital side