Manchester United have been drawn against Chelsea in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.
Liverpool were also handed the tough draw of facing Arsenal at Anfield as the competition threw up a sensational set of ties.
Marco Silva was drawn against his former side as Everton were handed a home draw against Watford.
There’s also a Midlands derby on the cards as Wolves will make the short trip to Birmingham to face Aston Villa.
Reigning champions Manchester City avoided any of the other top six teams left in the draw when they welcome Southampton to the Etihad later this month. Read more... (196 words, estimated 47 secs reading time)
Liverpool chief executive Peter Moore says the Reds are “back on our perch” – a phrase famously used by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson about the Anfield club.
After arriving at Old Trafford in 1986, Ferguson said his first job was to “knock Liverpool right off their perch”.
The Scot proceeded to win 13 Premier Leagues before retiring in 2013, taking their tally of English top-flight titles to 20, compared with Liverpool’s 18.
But Moore, a lifelong Liverpool fan who was appointed by the club in 2017, thinks the Champions League winners have regained their old status. Read more... (547 words, estimated 2:11 mins reading time)
Romelu Lukaku’s second half header stretched Inter Milan’s perfect start to the Serie A season to four games as they took the derby spoils against AC Milan.
Lukaku headed home a cross from Nicolo Barella in the 78th minute to add to Marcelo Brozovic’s deflected opener.
Lautaro Martinez also had an effort ruled out after a VAR review as Antonio Conte’s side proved good value for a win which takes them back to the top of the table.
Despite their strong domestic start, Inter went into the game under a degree of pressure after needing a late Barella strike to salvage a Champions League draw at home to Slavia Prague in midweek. Read more... (412 words, estimated 1:39 mins reading time)
Mason Greenwood has proved it was the right decision to let Romelu Lukaku leave Old Trafford, according to Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Greenwood, 17, became the youngest United player to score in Europe with the winner in a 1-0 victory against FC Astana in the Europa League on Thursday night and Solskjaer believes the club’s decision to let Lukaku move to Inter Milan without signing a replacement has been justified.
“For me it was the right decision for the club,” Solskjaer told a news conference. “He is going to be important for us this season. He’s not played a lot so far, but he’ll get minutes.” Read more... (373 words, estimated 1:30 mins reading time)
Arsenal head coach Unai Emery praised the performances of his young players as the Gunners opened their Europa League campaign with a win at 10-man Eintracht Frankfurt.
The Gunners boss made seven changes to the side who were held to a disappointing draw at Watford – and they paid off as the visitors ran out 3-0 victors at the Commerzbank Arena.
Joe Willock and Bukayo Saka both got on the scoresheet, the later also claiming all three assists as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wrapped up the result at the death. Read more... (341 words, estimated 1:22 mins reading time)
Serie A has once again show how little they care about its players being racially abused after the league decided not to punish Cagliari, after fans directed monkey chants at Inter Milan star Romelu Lukaku.
In the Serie A fixture on September 1, Lukaku stepped up to score the penalty that would ensure his side a 2-1 victory and was subjected to vile abuse.
After scoring he stood still and stared at those who had make the noises but the Sardinian club have not been sanctioned. Read more... (200 words, estimated 48 secs reading time)
Jurgen Klopp has demanded Liverpool create more stories and warned his players are hungry to conquer Europe for a seventh time.
Liverpool begin their defence of the Champions League in Naples on Tuesday night and after a flying start to the domestic campaign, Klopp wants to see his players replicate their form in Italy.
Klopp quickly put Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Tottenham in Madrid behind him and says his squad are focused on creating more history, with the aim of reaching the final in Istanbul next May. Read more... (350 words, estimated 1:24 mins reading time)
The first 16 games of the new UEFA Champions League campaign take place on Tuesday and Wednesday; and we take a look at some of the big games this week.
Tuesday: Napoli v Liverpool
Liverpool are still glowing after June’s UEFA Champions League final win, but will be reminded just how fragile their campaign was at one point as they return to Naples. An added-time Alisson Becker save from Arkadiusz Milik on matchday six last season limited Jürgen Klopp’s side to a 1-0 loss – and therefore made it to the round of 16 at their hosts’ expense. Read more... (1309 words, estimated 5:14 mins reading time)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer delivered an honest assessment of his Manchester United side after a crucial win against Leicester City. Marcus Rashford’s eighth-minute penalty eased the pressure on the Norwegian and lifted his side into the top four.
But United’s manager admitted a 1-0 was far from convincing against a Leicester side that dominated possession for long periods at Old Trafford.
Solskjaer said: “Let’s not kid ourselves, we didn’t play a great game. The first 25 minutes were fantastic, but we gradually lost control. Then towards the end we were in control. Read more... (299 words, estimated 1:12 mins reading time)
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard was thrilled with how his side adapted to a switch in formation as they coasted to a 5-2 victory over Wolves at Molineux.
The return of Antonio Rudiger after injury prompted a change to three at the back which worked brilliantly as Chelsea defended impressively and scored three times in 10 minutes just after the half-hour mark to take control.
A Tammy Abraham double added to Fikayo Tomori’s astonishing opener and Abraham completed his treble after the break.
Wolves scored twice to get back into the game, only for Mason Mount to wrap up the Blues win in injury time. Read more... (306 words, estimated 1:13 mins reading time)