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Manchester United 4 – 0 West Ham: Romelu Lukaku off the mark

Romelu Lukaku immediately started to pay off his transfer fee with two goals as Manchester United beat West Ham 4-0 in their Premier League opener.

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Dele Alli scores Tottenham's opening goal against Newcastle. Picture: Getty

Newcastle 0 – 2 Tottenham: Shelvey red card does for Magpies

Skipper Jonjo Shelvey was sent off for standing on Dele Alli as Newcastle’s return to the Premier League was ruined by Tottenham.

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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring his sides dramatic winning goal last night. Picture: Getty.

Arsenal 4 - 3 Leicester: Olivier Giroud has last word at Emirates

Olivier Giroud came off the bench to head home a late 
winner and seal three points for Arsenal in a topsy-turvy
Premier League opener against Leicester.

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Steve McClaren's last managerial job was at Derby. Pic: Getty

Steve McClaren emerges as strong contender for Hearts job

Steve McClaren has emerged as a leading contender to succeed Ian Cathro as Hearts head coach and features on a shortlist of candidates drawn up by the Tynecastle club.

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Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette celebrates scoring the team's first goal during the pre-season friendly against  Sevilla. Picture: Getty

Who will win Battle of the Premier League big spenders?

As reaction continues to pour in from across the globe over Neymar’s eye-watering world record move, the Premier League’s big boys have not exactly been standing still in their own pursuit of domestic and European glory.

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Manchester United's Juan Mata has announced he will donate a part of his salary to charity. Picture: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Manchester United’s Juan Mata donates part of salary to charity

Juan Mata has pledged to donate one per cent of his earnings to charity and is calling on his fellow footballers to match him.

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Rumour Mill: Celtic eye Bournemouth ace | Caixinha tight-lipped over Walker | Maloney set for Hoops return?

Celtic linked with Bournemouth attacker; Pedro Caixinha refuses to be drawn on Jamie Walker link and could Shaun Maloney be set for a shock Celtic return?

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A boys dream has become a reality! Andy Robertson said after signing for Liverpool.  Photograph: Andrew Powell/Getty

Aidan Smith: Andy Robertson is the buy of the summer

Under his new 
£1 million-a-week deal it would take Lionel Messi just the summer break to be able to afford Andy Robertson. Cristiano Ronaldo, we must assume, has not been standing idly by. Always watching the little Barcelona genius, always aiming to be one step ahead, he surely must have drawn Real Madrid’s attention to Messi’s mega-contract and demanded they top it so he could make a counter-bid for the Scotland player.

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Brendan Rodgers criticised the fans who threw missiles at the Celtic players. Picture: Getty Images

Rumour Mill: Rodgers ‘feared for players’ | Gers set up Marseille clash | Arnason returns to Dons

Brendan Rodgers admits ‘worry’ over missiles; Rangers set up friendly with French giants and Kari Arnason returns to Pittodrie

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Wayne Rooney will pull on the blue of Everton once again after rejoining from Manchester United. Picture: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Wayne Rooney rejoins Everton from Manchester United

Wayne Rooney has confirmed he has rejoined Everton from Manchester United.

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Southampton are reportedly keen on signing Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong. Picture: Getty Images

Rumour Mill: Southampton want Celtic ace | Cardiff & Forest eye McKay | Hibs near Whittaker deal

Southampton linked with Stuart Armstrong; Cardiff and Forest set to battle it out for Rangers winger and Hibs close to bringing Whittaker back to Easter Road

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Charly Musonda (right) attempts to evade the attentions of Lionel Messi in a match between Real Betis and Barcelona. Picture: Getty Images

Rumour Mill: Celtic close in on Chelsea kid | Caixinha bans green boots | Hibs keen on Berry

Chelsea starlet Charly Musonda is closer to Celtic switch, Pedro Caixinha bans green boots from Ibrox and Hibs close in on £250k deal for Cambridge United midfield ace

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Lazar Markovic in action for Liverpool - but could the winger be heading to Celtic? Picture: Getty Images

Rumour Mill: Celtic eye Liverpool winger | Danny Graham to Hibs? | Gers boss ‘can’t work miracles’

Celtic installed as favourites to sign Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic; Hibs linked with loan deal for Danny Graham and Rangers edge past Luxembourg minnows as Pedro Caixinha insists he can’t work miracles

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James Tavernier is a target for former boss Mark Warburton at Nottingham Forest. Picture: John Devlin

Rumour Mill: Gers reject Tavernier bid | Hibs throw out offer for midfield ace | Hearts eye Man City starlet

Rangers throw out Mark Warburton’s bid to take James Tavernier to Nottingham Forest; Hibs reject a £1 million bid for star midfielder and Hearts set to land Manchester City youngster on loan

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Alberto Moreno finds the net in a friendly match between Liverpool and Sydney FC. Picture: Getty Images

Rumour Mill: Moreno and Taylor to Celtic? | Ex-Newcastle ace linked with Gers | Blues to battle Rangers for McLean

Liverpool could offer Alberto Moreno to Celtic as part of a deal for Kieran Tierney; Hoops also keeping tabs on Leeds left back and Rangers linked with moves for ex-Newcastle midfielder and Kenny McLean

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Joey Barton was suspended for 18 months for betting offences. Picture: John Devlin

FA ends lucrative sponsorship deal with Ladbrokes

The Football Association has pulled out of a four-year sponsorship deal with Ladbrokes after just one year, following a board decision in May to cut ties with betting companies.

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Martin Caceres is a target for Celtic. Picture: Getty Images

Rumour Mill: Celtic eye Uruguayan ace | Rangers want Mexican trio | Ex-Ger set for return?

Celtic face competition for out-of-contract star; Rangers eye three Mexican players and could ex-Rangers striker be set for an Ibrox return?

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Arsene Wenger could leave Arsenal as an FA Cup winner following next Saturdays final against Chelsea.  Photograph:Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty

Twitching time over future of Arsene Wenger

What do Ray Stephen, Mark Hateley and Glenn Hoddle have in common? They were the first British players signed by Arsene Wenger. According to Stephen, we could now be entering the last days of the Frenchman’s two decades-long reign at Arsenal.

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Virgil van Dijk celebrates scoring for Southampton.  Pic: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Celtic set to receive £5million Virgil van Dijk windfall

Celtic will be keeping a keen eye on the future of Virgil van Dijk with the club primed for a significant windfall.

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Alexis Sanchez heads Arsenals second goal in their victory over Sunderland. Picture: AFP/Getty.

Arsenal 2 - 0 Sunderland: Alexis Sanchez seals win

Alexis Sanchez hit a brace as Arsenal secured victory over relegated Sunderland in front of a sparsely populated Emirates Stadium to keep alive their dwindling hopes of Champions League qualification.

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