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Zlatan Ibrahimovic AC Milan vs Inter Serie A 2021-22
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AC Milan in fine form after derby draw


Full-time: Real Betis 0-2 Sevilla


Sevilla have taken the three points from the derby against Real Betis.

A Marcos Acuna screamer and an own goal from Hector Bellerin was enough to secure the win against the hosts, who played the second half with 10 men.

Sevilla are now third in La Liga, level on points with Real Madrid and a point behind Real Sociedad. Betis, meanwhile, are six points behind in fifth place.

GOAL: Real Betis 0-2 Sevilla


Hector Bellerin has put the ball in his own net in the Seville derby.

The full-back tried to clear a cross but only managed to send it beyond his own goalkeeper, extending Sevilla's lead to 2-0.

Full-time: AC Milan 1-1 Inter


San Siro sides share spoils in Serie A clash

AC Milan and Inter have each taken a point from Sunday's Serie A clash.

Hakan Calhanoglu's penalty and an own goal from Stefan de Vrij delivered a lively start to the clash at San Siro, but neither side could find a winner.

The result sees Milan level on points with Napoli at the top of the table, while Inter seven points adrift in third place. 

Calhanoglu Milan-Inter
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Inter piling pressure on AC Milan


Inter have been lively since the start of the second half.

Edin Dzeko and Lautaro Martinez have had moments of looking dangerous but failed to hit the target.

Lautaro Martinez penalty Milan Inter Serie A

GOAL: Real Betis 0-1 Sevilla


Marcos Acuna has broken the deadlock in the Seville derby.

He sent it sailing into the top corner from the edge of the box to put Sevilla in the lead against the 10-man hosts.

Can they hold on to the lead and ensure they stay third in La Liga and a point behind Real Sociedad?

RED CARD: Real Betis


Guido Rodriguez has been sent off just before half-time in the Seville derby.

He was booked 10 minutes into the match but was penalised for another foul and given his marching orders.

Calhanoglu follows Crespo, Ronaldo and Ibrahimovic


Inter penalty saved


Inter had the chance to go ahead once again after being awarded another penalty.

Lautaro Martinez stepped up this time but his effort was saved as Ciprian Tatarusanu got low to his right to keep it out.

GOAL: AC Milan 1-1 Inter


AC Milan have pulled level!

It's a Stefan de Vrij own goal as a free kick comes sailing into the Inter box and the Dutch defender gets his head on it, only to see it bounce into the net.

WATCH: Griezmann stunner for Atletico


While West Ham edged out Liverpool, Atletico Madrid were involved in a 3-3 thriller a little earlier. That contest featured a stunning strike from Antoine Griezmannโ€ฆ

Work to do for Liverpool


Trent Alexander-Arnold admits that Liverpool have stuff to work on heading into an important stage of the season.

He has told BBC Sport on the back of a 3-2 defeat at West Ham: "This is a game we thought we could win and we should be winning it with the quality we have got. We can and should win every game we go into.

"We are probably going into the most crucial past of the season, The Christmas period so you will be punished if you perform poorly. It is important we keep looking forward.โ€

Trent Alexander-Arnold Mohamed Salah Jordan Henderson Liverpool 2021-22

Unwanted history in Serie A


Klopp in angry exchange with reporters


Jurgen Klopp is not in the best of moods following Liverpoolโ€™s defeat in east London. He feels some big decisions went against his side and wants those asking questions of him to admit as much.

He has told BBC Sport on Alisson being impeded for the Hammersโ€™ first goal: "It's really interesting you ask that. I'm not sure I want to answer the question if you don't know the situation I'm talking about. Do you not think [Alisson was impeded for the first goal]? Is your job not to have an opinion? Okay that's nice.โ€

He added on Aaron Cresswell escaping a red card for a rash challenge on Jordan Henderson: "My god. I'm not your puppy. Hopefully, you have an opinion yourself. All good."

Jurgen Klopp West Ham Liverpool 2021-22

Are West Ham title challengers?


The Hammers are three points adrift of table-topping Chelsea โ€“ can they mount a title challenge?

David Moyes has told BBC Sport: โ€œI want to be really positive all the time, I would like to say that is what we can do. I donโ€™t see that at the moment.

โ€œWe can challenge the top four but whoever they are I want to see if we can give us an opportunity, we missed out on Champions League football by two points so why can we not be there?

โ€œWe are not getting carried away but this it is feeling good at the moment.โ€

Kurt Zouma Michail Antonio West Ham 2021-22

Moyes making the most of rare Reds scalp


David Moyes is revelling in what is a rare victory over Liverpool for him.

The West Ham boss has told BBC Sport of claiming a 3-2 win over the Reds: "It's been hard to beat Liverpool over my career, they've been a very good side, so I was very pleased to get it today.

"Even when it went to 3-1 it was never comfortable, Liverpool were very good and we had to work hard to keep them out.

"We didn't play well in the first half. Sometimes when you play on a Sunday having played on a Thursday night, you don't start well.

"We weren't as good as we should have been and they were very good. We changed things around at half time."

David Moyes West Ham 2021-22

โ€˜A bit too rashโ€™


Virgil van Dijk admits that Liverpool were not at their assured best in a 3-2 defeat at West Ham that has ended their unbeaten record and put a dent in a title bid.

The Dutch defender has told Sky Sports: "A proper knock but we have to pick ourselves up. An intense game. First half there was nothing wrong, they defended well and we scored a deserved equaliser.

"Second half we were a bit too rash. We wanted the 2-1 a bit too much. They gambled on the counter attacks and it leaves an open game.

"Sometimes you have to be more composed and patient and keep the ball a little bit longer.

"The first goal counts. I saw the whole time, Alisson was being man marked. With the rules no-one knows what is allowed. It could have been a foul."

Virgil van Dijk Liverpool West Ham 2021-22

Klopp unhappy with West Ham's opener


Jurgen Klopp believes West Ham's opening goal in Liverpool's 3-2 defeat at the London Stadium should not have counted, with Alisson blocked off before touching the ball into his own net.

The Reds boss has told Sky Sports: "Key moments today. The goals and some situations have to go another way.

"Let's talk about the game, the first they score is a foul on the goalkeeper, the arm goes into Alisson's arm so how can he catch it? That makes no sense.

"We scored the equaliser and fully controlled the game and they only went for the counter. Second half we did not play as clear but over the whole 90 minutes I wished we were more clinical finishers. They do well on the counter, they have quality and the second set-piece we concede.

"Aaron Cresswell's was a reckless challenge on Jordan Henderson, even when he touched the ball before so you have to control your body. Two situations which were influential but West Ham did not make the decisions and they won the game.

"What can Alisson do? That is why the goalie is protected. If a player goes up in the air with his arm, it is an important part of the body for the goalkeeper. People will say I am making excuses but I am calm. You need normal decisions from a referee and he did not do that."

Jurgen Klopp Liverpool West Ham 2021-22

Inter and AC in the building


Hammers on the up


West Ham manager David Moyes earned his first win in 15 Premier League meetings with Liverpool (D4 L10) across spells with Everton, Man Utd, Sunderland and West Ham. It was also the Hammersโ€™ first win in 11 league meetings with the Reds (D2 L8).

Unbeaten bubble burst


FULL TIME: West Ham 3-2 Liverpool


Hammers hang on

Moyesโ€™ men have done it. They suffered a few scares late on, but West Ham claim all three points in a notable 3-2 win. Defensive issues for Liverpool to address as they slip to fourth in the Premier League table, four points adrift of Chelsea. The Hammers are now third and continue to catch the eye. The London Stadium is bouncing and bubbles are flying high!

Pablo Fornals West Ham goal 2021-22

Super sub


Something to work on


GOAL: West Ham 3-2 Liverpool


A lifeline for Liverpool as Origi spins on the ball inside the West Ham box and bundles an effort into the bottom corner. Still time for the Reds to find a leveller.

Divock Origi Liverpool West Ham 2021-22

Using his head


WATCH: Fornals restores West Ham's lead


Hammers back in front

Here is how Fornals burst clear to put West Ham back in front against Liverpool...

A thorn in Liverpool's side


GOAL: West Ham 3-1 Liverpool


Liverpool just can't deal with West Ham's corners. They get a third from another set-piece. Zouma runs away from his man at the back post and leaps highest to nod past Alisson from close range. Moyes' men pulling clear.

Kurt Zouma West Ham Liverpool 2021-22

GOAL: West Ham 2-1 Liverpool


End-to-end stuff in the second half and West Ham take their chance. Liverpool give the ball away and the Hammers spring forward on the counter. The ball is fed into Fornals, one-on-one with Alisson. Not his finest strike, but he squeezes the ball beyond the Reds keeper and into the net. The hosts lead again.

Pablo Fornals West Ham Liverpool 2021-22

History for Immobile


Cause for optimism


Antonio Conte returned to Premier League management in Tottenham's 0-0 draw with Everton and claims to see plenty of positives from the squad he has inherited in north London.

The Italian has said: "Today I have seen the heart of my players, the passion, the will to fight, the will to sacrifice, the will to understand that there was a moment very, very difficult for us and to see this type of reaction make me more confident for the future.

"Sometimes you can teach to our players the tactical aspects and improve your players' physical aspects but the heart, the passion, the will, the intensity, you have or not.

"My players are showing me these aspects and that we are in a good position and it is a good point to start for me."

Antonio Conte Tottenham 2021-22

Off the bar


Another Fornals corner causes Liverpool all kinds of problems. Alisson is stuck on his line and a combination of Dawson and Rice glance the ball onto the crossbar. So close for the Hammers. At the other end of the field, Mane fires a volley straight at Fabianski. End to end stuff!

Craig Dawson West Ham vs Liverpool Premier League 2021-22
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Teenage dreams


Kane confident Spurs will improve


'I'm still a baby in management'


Mikel Arteta took in his 100th game as Arsenal manager when edging out Watford, but admits that he and his side still have a lot to learn.

He told BBC Sport: "I'm just a baby in management, when I compare myself to someone like Claudio [Ranieri] for example. I am so honoured to be where I am."

The Spaniard added on recent improvement from his team: "It shows the unity, the courage and the development of the team. We have achieved good results in the last two months but there is still a lot to do."

Mikel Arteta Arsenal 2021-22

Ranieri accuses Arsenal of lack of respect


Claudio Ranieri saw his Watford side beaten 1-0 by Arsenal earlier and has accused the Gunners of showing a lack of respect after deciding to play on, and score through Emile Smith Rowe, when Ismaila Sarr was lying on the floor injured.

The Italian has told Sky Sports: "I want to say something about the goal because when we put the ball out voluntary, everyone expect to give the ball back to you but there was not that respect from the Arsenal players."

Claudio Ranieri Mikel Arteta Arsenal vs Watford Premier League 2021-22
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Record within reach


WATCH: Alexander-Arnold's stunning free-kick


Liverpool level in style

Here is how Alexander-Arnold picked out the top corner to get Liverpool back on terms at the London Stadium...

HT: West Ham 1-1 Liverpool


All square at the interval. Liverpool shot themselves in foot early on, but drew level in stunning style through Alexander-Arnold. The Reds have looked shaky at the back, though, and both sides will feel that this game is there to be won.

Trent Alexander-Arnold Liverpool West Ham 2021-22

Dangerous from distance


GOAL: West Ham 1-1 Liverpool


Brilliant free-kick from Alexander-Arnold restores parity for Liverpool. He shifts the ball to Salah slightly before hitting, but curls spectacularly into the top corner. Game on!

Trent Alexander-Arnold Liverpool West Ham 2021-22

Atleti held in six-goal thriller


Suarez, Griezmann and Vrsaljko were on target for Atletico Madrid in a thrilling meeting with Valencia, but Diego Simeoneโ€™s side conceded twice in second-half stoppage-time and had to settle for a point in a 3-3 draw.

Ogbonna in the wars


WATCH: Alisson gifts West Ham the lead


Hammers in front

Here is how West Ham opened ther scoring against Liverpool, with Alisson hardly covering himself in glory...

Set-piece kings


Cresswell escapes red card


Cresswell dives into a challenge on Henderson and ends up catching the Liverpool skipper on the knee as his foot slides over the top of the ball. Another VAR check, but no red card for the Hammers full-back.

GOAL: West Ham 1-0 Liverpool


Nightmare start for the Reds. Alisson gets caught under a corner from Fornals and can only touch the ball into his own net. Ogbonna jumped in front of him, but the Liverpool goalkeeper has to do better.

West Ham Liverpool 2021-22

Atletico restore their lead


Doesn't bode well for Hammers


Should Smith Rowe be in the England squad?


Emile Smith Rowe was overlooked in Gareth Southgate's latest England squad, but he was a match-winner for Arsenal against Watford and has no complaints at his international snub.

He has told Sky Sports: "It is important I just keep my head down and working hard I am happy whoever I get called up for."

Emile Smith Rowe Arsenal vs Watford Premier League 2021-22
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Work to do for Conte


Narrow lead for Atletico


Atletico Madrid have their noses in front against Valencia courtesy of a first-half strike from Luis Suarez...

Making his mark


FULL TIME: Arsenal 1-0 Watford


A tight victory for the Gunners!

Mikel Arteta's Arsenal were made to work hard for the three points against Watford, with Emile Smith Rowe's second-half strike ensuring victory. The Gunners missed a penalty and had two goals ruled out for offside and it felt like it may not have been their day, but they managed to find a way.

Elsewhere, Antonio Conte couldn't win in his first Premier League game as Tottenham manager, having to settle for a 0-0 draw away to Everton. Leeds United and Leicester City played out a 1-1 draw at Elland Road in the last of the 2pm kick-offs.

Arsenal 1-0 Watford

Everton 0-0 Tottenham

Leeds 1-1 Leicester

TEAM NEWS: West Ham vs Liverpool


The teams are in!



๐Ÿ”ด Holgate sent off!


Everton are down to 10 players with the game almost over after Mason Holgate was shown a red card. He was initially given a yellow card, but a VAR review sees him sent off.



Juraj Kucka has been sent off in the dying moments against Arsenal after getting a second yellow card.

Tense few minutes ahead for Arsenal


A bit nervy for Arsenal as they head into the last five minutes without that insurance goal, but Mikel Arteta might take solace from the fact that Claudio Ranieri has never managed to beat the Gunners in the Premier League...

OFFSIDE! Arsenal second ruled out ๐Ÿ‘Ž


Oh my, an afternoon to forget for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as he appears to scupper what looked like a certain goal from Martin Odegaard. The Gabon international was in an offside position when he poked the ball in and it's been ruled out.

Everton denied a penalty โŒ


Meanwhile, at Goodison Park, Everton have been denied a penalty. Hugo Lloris was initially deemed to have fouled Richarlson in the box, but on inspection the decision has been overturned.

OFFSIDE! Leicester denied


Ademola Lookman thought he'd given Leicester the lead, but it's been ruled out for offside after a VAR check. Jamie Vardy did well in the build-up to flick the ball on and Lookman was alive to the chance, but his elation was shortlived!

GOAL! Arsenal go in front!


Smith Rowe is on ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Emile Smith Rowe has fired the Gunners ahead not long after the re-start. After the frustration of the first half, Arsenal finally lead against Watford headint towards the hour mark. Ben White did well in the lead-up as the ball fell to his compatriot, whose shot from the edge of the area took a slight deflection before nestling into the net. It's 1-0.

Second periods underway in the 2pm kick-offs


Will we see a few more goals in the next 45 minutes?!

Frustration for Arsenal


Here's what our Arsenal correspondent made of the first half

Should Auba be relieved of penalty duties? ๐Ÿ˜ฌ


Ben Foster has been heroic today




โšฝ๏ธ  Arsenal 0-0 Watford

โšฝ๏ธ  Everton 0-0 Tottenham

โšฝ๏ธ  Leeds United 1-1 Leicester

Disappointing 45 minutes for Arsenal as they've had a goal disallowed and missed a penalty, while Antonio Conte's Tottenham remain locked level away to Everton. The only goals in the Premier League have been in Leeds versus Leicester.



Big save by Foster!

Ben Foster has produced a magnificent save to deny Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from the penalty spot. Big moment for Watford if they are to get something here. Is it not going to be Arsenal's day? ๐Ÿ˜ฌ



Disregard the last entry - commentator's curse, a penalty has been awarded! Danny Rose clattered into Alexandre Lacazette as the France international challenged for a header.

Still level between Arsenal and Watford...


Arsenal versus Watford has settled into a rhythm after the frantic opening period and it looks like it could stay level as half time approaches.

However, Saka looks very lively and is arguably the Gunners most potent threat at the moment, despite the disappointment of his disallowed goal.

GOAL! Barnes hauls Leicester level!


Leeds' lead hasn't lasted very long thanks to Harvey Barnes, who scores an immediate equaliser!

GOAL! Leeds take the lead


Raphinha has fired Marcelo Bielsa's side in front against Leicester with a sensational free kick!

TEAM NEWS: Valencia vs Atletico Madrid


Valencia XI: Cillessen; Foulquier, Diakhaby, Alderete, Jose Gaya; Hugo Guillamon; Racic, Carlos Soler, Wass, Costa; Goncalo Guedes

Atletico Madrid XI: Oblak; Gimenez, Savic, Mario Hermoso, Trippier; Carrasco; De Paul, Koke; Correa, Griezmann, Suarez.

Kick-off 3:30pm BST

Goal disallowed for Arsenal!


Bukayo Saka thought he had given Arsenal an early lead but it has been ruled out for offside. VAR was consulted for a ruling on the goal.

Ben Foster touched Lacazette's shot and Saka was behind the Watford keeper, between him and the last man, when he did so, and was in an offside position as a result.

And we're off! โšฝ๏ธ


The 2pm kick-offs are underway in the Premier League!

Vardy loves to score in Yorkshire


Will he score again today? ๐Ÿค”

๐Ÿšจ Ten minute warning ๐Ÿšจ


Just 10 minutes to go until the 2pm kick-offs in the Premier League. Now's the time to get your โ˜•๏ธ or ๐Ÿบ ready!

Neville in fresh Man Utd โ€˜robotsโ€™ rant


Manchester United players have come in for a lot of criticism lately, with a number of ex Red Devils delivering scathing assessments of their performances.

It's not only on the field that their behaviour has been scrutinised either, with Roy Keane describing Harry Maguire as a "robot" in post-match interviews.

Gary Neville has joined the chorus in the aftermath of their derby defeat to Manchester City, which saw Maguire and others post apologetic messages online.

Reacting to a video in which Unitedโ€™s CEO of Media, Phil Lynch, says the Red Devils are โ€œreally about trying to understand what narrative they [the players] want to tell and then weโ€™re here to support that narrativeโ€, Neville has said: โ€œCreating Robots on and off the pitch! Get the f**k away from them.

โ€œItโ€™s a football club. He makes controlling fans sound like heโ€™s trying to win a general election!โ€

Read the full story!

Aston Villa part ways with Smith


Dean Smith has been relieved of his duties as manager of Aston Villa.

Read the full story

Conte's first league game for Spurs


There was plenty of excitement when Tottenham announced that Antonio Conte would take over from Nuno Espirito Santo and we'll soon see how the Italian impresses his ideas on the team.

A title winner with Chelsea, Juventus and Inter, Conte knows what it takes to assemble a formidable team, so it will be interesting to witness what sort of changes he brings to the north London outfit.

Read more about Antonio Conte's style of play

Here's a stat for you


Look away Arsenal fans ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

From our friends at Opta: Arsenal haven't won a home Premier League game in the month of November since 2017 (5-0 vs Huddersfield), drawing four and losing two of their six November matches at the Emirates since then.

Bowen for Liverpool? ๐Ÿค”


Liverpool play West Ham later this afternoon and our correspondent Neil Jones has the perfect seatwarmer for you.

"Bowenโ€™s form has been excellent and if anyone was wondering why a club like Liverpool, or a manager like Klopp, admires him, they need only look at his numbers.

"For example, of all Premier League forwards this season, only three have had more touches in the opposition penalty area. Two of them are Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, and the other is Michail Antonio.

"Only four forwards โ€“ Salah, Antonio, Raphinha and Raul Jimenez โ€“ have created more chances, only four have completed more dribbles and only four rank higher for ball recoveries."

Read the full piece here!

Partey out with a tight groin


Thomas Partey is a notable absentee in the Arsenal midfield today and he sits out this game in order to recover from a groin issue. Ainsley Maitland-Niles starts in his place, making his seventh appearance in the league this season and his second start of the campaign.

Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey and Ghana.

TEAM NEWS: Leeds United vs Leicester City


One change for the hosts



TEAM NEWS: Everton vs Tottenham


Antonio Conte's first Premier League game as Spurs boss



TEAM NEWS: Lacazette & Auba up front for Arsenal






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