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City boss Pep Guardiola dismisses Jose Mourinho’s ‘tactical fouls’ claim

Pep Guardiola has dismissed Jose Mourinho’s claim that Manchester City are prepared to commit ‘tactical fouls’.

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Bradley Lowery will be honoured at the BBC Sports Personality Awards (Peter Byrne/PA )

Bradley Lowery to be honoured at BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards

Bradley Lowery is to be honoured posthumously with the Helen Rollason award at BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017.

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Mauricio Pochettino is in a confident mood before facing Manchester City (Daniel Hambury/PA Images)

Mauricio Pochettino hoping Tottenham can play the right tune at the Etihad

Mauricio Pochettino will have no problem with Tottenham turning up the music if they pull off a shock win against unbeaten Manchester City on Saturday.

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Jose Mourinho is thinking about the January sales (Martin Rickett/PA)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho making plans for January sales

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has paved the way for departures next month, stating “every player has a price”.

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Marcos Alonso broke the deadlock for Chelsea in first half stoppage time (Tim Ireland/AP)

Alonso scores winner for clock-watching Conte

Marcos Alonso’s pinpoint free-kick gave Chelsea a 1-0 victory over Southampton.

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Thibaut Courtois helped Chelsea to victory on Saturday

Thibaut Courtois urges Chelsea to keep up pressure on Manchester City

Thibaut Courtois says Chelsea must maintain their winning sequence to be in a position to pounce if Manchester City slip up.

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Anthony Joseph scored twice as Bath beat Toulon 26-21 in the Champions Cup (Paul Harding/PA )

Anthony Watson double sinks Toulon as Bath run hot in Champions Cup clash

Anthony Watson scored two sparkling tries in front of England boss Eddie Jones as Bath produced some champagne rugby to down French heavyweights Toulon.

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LeBron James led the Cavaliers to victory

LeBron James leads Cleveland Cavaliers to victory over Utah Jazz

LeBron James recorded the 60th triple-double of his career as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Utah Jazz 109-100.

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Steve West knocked world number 14 Benito van de Pas out of the World Championships ( Steven Paston/PA)

Benito van de Pas and Mervyn King crash out of World Championship

There were two shocks early on day three of the William Hill World Darts Championship as Benito van de Pas and Mervyn King were dumped out.

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Neymar scores twice as PSG ease to comfortable victory over Rennes

Neymar scored twice as 10-man Paris St Germain asserted their dominance over reigning Ligue 1 champions Monaco with a 4-1 victory at Rennes.

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Billy Joe Saunders put on an impressive display in Canada

Billy Joe Saunders retains middleweight title with dominant display in Quebec

Billy Joe Saunders made a successful defence of his WBO middleweight title as he out-classed David Lemieux in Canada.

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Steve Smith celebrates his double-century (Jason O'Brien/PA)

Australia could get the Ashes for Christmas as England on verge of heavy defeat

Steve Smith and Mitch Marsh’s triple-century stand piled on the Perth misery to leave England on the brink of losing the Ashes.

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Zinedine Zidane challenges Real Madrid to maintain trophy-winning run

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane challenged his side to achieve even more this season after retaining their FIFA Club World Cup title with a 1-0 win over Brazilian side Gremio in Abu Dhabi.

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Mark Noble celebrates his penalty against Stoke on his 300th Premier League appearance

Pressure ramped up on Stoke boss Mark Hughes after West Ham loss

Stoke slumped to a fifth defeat in six to heap further pressure on Mark Hughes as West Ham’s Marko Arnautovic came back to haunt his old club in a 3-0 win.

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Dawid Malan leaves the field as rain stops play

Australia v England – story of day four

England were left needing a miracle in the middle or help from the elements to pull off a great escape in Perth.

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Kevin De Bruyne was amongst the goals as Manchester City beat Tottenham 4-1 at the Etihad (Martin Rickett/PA )

Unstoppable City put sorry Spurs to the sword

Leaders Manchester City powered to their 16th successive win in the Premier League with a 4-1 thrashing of Tottenham at the Etihad Stadium.

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Dawid Malan heads off after the rain arrived (Jason O'Brien/PA)

England on the brink of series defeat at the WACA

England were left needing a miracle in the middle or help from the elements to pull off a great escape in Perth.

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Mesut Ozil scored for Arsenal in the 23rd minute against Newcastle (Joe Giddens/PA )

Mesut Ozil fires Arsenal to victory over Newcastle

Arsenal returned to winning ways but had Mesut Ozil to thank for scoring a wonderful winner on an otherwise average afternoon for the Gunners as they toiled against out of form Newcastle.

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Paul Farbrace admits England's bowlers are up against it at the WACA (Simon Cooper/PA)

Farbrace acknowledges England bowling limitations but refuses to concede defeat

England admit Steve Smith and Mitch Marsh have exposed the limitations of their bowling attack overseas – but insist the Ashes are far from lost yet.

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Real Madrid?s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates at the end of the FIFA Club World Cup final (Hassan Ammar/AP/Press Association Images)

Ronaldo takes centre stage as Real Madrid retain Club World Cup crown

Cristiano Ronaldo’s superb free-kick gave Real Madrid a 1-0 win over Brazilian side Gremio to retain their FIFA Club World Cup title in Abu Dhabi.

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