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Follow Sportsmail's coverage of the Barclays Premier League as Liverpool take on Hull in one of four 3pm games.
West Ham 2-1 Manchester City - MATCH ZONE: Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero was extremely lucky not to see red for a challenge on West Ham's Mark Noble on Saturday afternoon.
PATRICK COLLINS AT UPTON PARK: Diafra Sakho and Morgan Amalfitano both got on the scoresheet as champions Man City came unstuck at Upton Park. David Silva pulled one back for City.
Paul Gascoigne has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act and placed on a three-day emergency detox. The ex-midfielder was rushed to hospital at 3am on Friday morning.
Mike Ashley has won the battle for control of Rangers after the Ibrox board rejected Sale Sharks owner Brian Kennedy's 11th-hour loan offer. Ashley already has a 8.92 per cent stake.
Roy Keane has been busy promoting his latest autobiography, The Second Half, by sniping at the numerous enemies he made during his career, but one former adversary has bitten back.
West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan has hit back at Sir Alex Ferguson’s claims in his updated autobiography that he doesn’t know what the "West Ham way" is.
West Ham are famous for their 'I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles' chant at Upton Park, but the lyrics needed changing on Saturday afternoon after the bubble machine started blowing smoke instead.
John Hartson has apologised to Victor Moses after he said the Stoke City forward had ‘cheated’ in order to win a late first half penalty in The Potters' 2-1 win over Swansea on Sunday.
Real Madrid host Barcelona in the first Clasico of the season. Spain's two most successful sides have played out many great games, here Sportsmail picks the top 10.
JAMES ANDREW AT CRAVEN COTTAGE: Kit Symons tightened his grip on the manager’s job as he guided Fulham out of the bottom three in the Championship with a convincing win.
The struggling Caterham and Marussia Formula One teams will both miss next week's US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, the sport's commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has tipped out-of-sorts striker Robin van Persie to be back to his best when his side meet a rampant Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday. 
Kenny Dalglish has defended Mario Balotelli's half-time shirt swap with Real Madrid defender Pepe, claiming the Reds striker did not mean any offence and it's absurd to claim he did.
Manchester United welcome Chelsea to Old Trafford on Sunday in what is Louis van Gaal’s first test against one of last season’s top four - but who makes a composite XI of the two sides?
Sergio Aguero has given an insight into the crazy world of Mario Balotelli by revealing what it was like playing with the controversial forward at Manchester City between 2011 and 2013.
Real Madrid and Barcelona are two of the best sides in Europe but who has the best overall starting line-up? Sportsmail's Pete Jenson rates the two La Liga giants.
Luis Suarez has said that his biting is an ‘impulse’ which he is getting help to control. The Barcelona forward has bitten three opponents during his career, most recently Giorgio Chiellini.
With or without Diego Costa, one question is being asked ahead of the weekend’s standout clash: can Manchester United’s defence handle Chelsea’s attack?
Jim Hamilton suffered a swollen eye during his side's 14-3 defeat by Munster on Friday. The Saracens lock uploaded a picture of his 'battle scar' on Saturday morning which showed his injury.
Alex Song is not afraid to express his flamboyance off the field through his own clothing range but boss Sam Allardyce does not believe he is getting the attention he deserves on it.
Rafael Nadal has confirmed he will not participate in the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London next month due to appendix surgery.
Vincent Kompany is one of the best defenders we have seen in the Premier League but, after watching him against Tottenham, he needs to adjust if he wants to continue his rise to greatness.
Erik Lamela's stunning 'rabona' deserved to be seen live by more than the paltry crowd of 21,428 at White Hart Lane on Thursday night. Watch the best goals our team of reporters have seen.
The centre-back was receiving some less-than-favourable reviews for his individual performances not long ago as his team conceded 13 goals in their opening five Barclays Premier League games.
Rangers midfielder Fraser Aird has taunted Scottish Championship title rivals Hearts by claiming he would rather watch Coronation Street than the Edinburgh side, who face Hibernian on Sunday.
Ronny Deila has insisted he's got no issue with the critics who've turned their guns on him after four months in the Celtic job, which have included a number of listless performances.
England survived a major scare to get their Four Nations Series campaign off to a successful start with a 32-26 triumph over Samoa in a thrilling clash in Brisbane.
Ted Bishop has been removed from his post as PGA of America president for "insensitive gender-based statements" about Ian Poulter on social media, the golf governing body has announced.
Gus Poyet has asked for more time to stamp his own identity on the Sunderland side after insisting he was not to blame for the transfer strategy which left them short of defenders.
Michael Carrick says he still hopes to be involved in Manchester United’s clash with Chelsea on Sunday after playing just over an hour for the Red Devils’ Under 21s against West Ham.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger remains confident his side can reach boiling point over the next 10 games and find a way to get themselves back into the Premier League title race.
Erik Lamela hopes his brilliantly executed strike can be the catalyst for bigger and better things after his £30million move from Roma last summer.
Billionaire American investor Josh Harris has opened exploratory talks with Crystal Palace over a potential purchase of the club. Harris already owns two sports franchises in his homeland.
Warwickshire batsman Jonathan Trott will take his first tentative steps back towards playing Test cricket by being named in an England Lions squad to tour South Africa in January.
A statement issued by the administrators has effectively confirmed Caterham will not be in a position to compete in next weekend's United States Grand Prix and the following one in Brazil.
The argument reportedly broke out after visitors Grimsby Town scored their third against Torquay United 20 minutes from the end during the 3-2 defeat at Plainmoor on Saturday.
IAN LADYMAN: All bad cops need a good cop, and during Louis van Gaal's years at the Nou Camp between 1997 and 2000, he had one. His name was Jose Mourinho.
Ahead of another weekend of the Barclays Premier League, Sportsmail brings you the latest squad news, odds and stats on every top flight fixture as it breaks.
Rene Meulensteen has warned Manchester United they cannot afford to underestimate Chelsea even if Diego Costa is not fit enough to play in Sunday's clash at Old Trafford.
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has played down his role in the development of Jose Mourinho, insisting the Chelsea manager became the Special One all by himself.
Former 800 metres world champion and Olympic silver medallist Mbulaeni Mulaudzi, 34, has been killed in a car accident in his native South Africa, his manager said on Friday.
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is confident England goalkeeper Joe Hart will sign a new contract at the Etihad Stadium - the keeper's current deal expires in 2016.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s global status as a £100,000-a-time speaker on leadership is underlined by him following Tony Blair in making keynote speech at the Arabian Business Forum next month.
Without hitting a ball Serena Williams reached the last four at Singapore's WTA finals where she will meet Caroline Wozniacki. Williams also tied down the year-end world number one ranking.
Brian Kennedy staged a desperate 11th hour bid on Friday night to thwart Newcastle owner Mike Ashley’s move for control at Rangers on an incredible day in the Ibrox power battle.
Sergio Aguero has scored nine goals in six games this season - enough for West Ham boss Sam Allardyce to seek divine intervention when Manchester City travel to Upton Park on Saturday.
Alan Irvine is considering asking Ian Wright to give Saido Berahino one-on-one coaching to ensure his finishing gets even better. The West Brom manager played alongside Wright at Palace.
Italian football will soon be dying if it does not overcome its deep-rooted structural problems, Juventus president Andrea Agnelli said on Friday. 'We are in progressive decline,' he told shareholders.
Brendan Rodgers is ready to persist with striker Mario Balotelli in Liverpool’s starting line-up against Hull in the Premier League and give the controversial player the chance to turn his season around.
Coventry manager Steven Pressley is the latest in Sportsmail's 'It's Top Secret' series, and he reveals his admiration for Muhammad Ali, Bruce Springsteen and the legendary Franco Baresi.
He’s back after THAT bite at the World Cup four months ago. As football prepares for Luis Suarez’s return tonight, PETE JENSON talks to Barcelona’s key defender about his new team-mate.
Saracens suffered a fate that has become familiar to many top European teams over the years at Thomond Park, as they were pounded into submission by Munster, after a Rhys Gill yellow card.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is renowned for making jibes at his opponents in a bid to ruffle their feathers, but Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal will not let it affect him.
George Ford knew he had to leave Leicester Tigers once it became obvious that Toby Flood’s presence was becoming a major obstacle to his dream of playing in next year's World Cup.
Joe Launchbury has identified his relationship with director of rugby Dai Young as the key reason why he has spurned interest from Saracens and other clubs to sign his new contract with Wasps.
Angel di Maria is fit for Manchester United's crunch match against Chelsea on Sunday. The £60million signing was struggling with a thigh injury picked up in their 2-2 draw at West Bromwich.
The Spain centre forward has missed the last two games with a hamstring problem and was even admitted to hospital this week with a virus but Mourinho is refusing to rule out his involvement.
Victor Valdes trained with the Manchester United first team at Carrington on Friday. The legendary former Barcelona keeper, who is a free agent, is in talks over a shock move to Old Trafford.
Gillingham and chairman Paul Scally face Football Association charges over the dismissal of former striker Mark McCammon in 2011.
Andy Murray collected more points to aid his World Tour finals qualification bid when he fought back from a set down to beat Kevin Anderson the Valencia Open quarter-finals.
Former boxer Jamie Moore has vowed to complete the Great North Run next year – despite currently struggling to walk even 100 metres after being shot in August in a case of mistaken identity.
Winter is coming. And with it, the return of the hi-vis ball to the Premier League. All 10 of this weekend's Premier League ties will be using the new yellow Nike Ordem Hi-Vis ball.
Luis Suarez is set to make his debut appearance for Barcelona in their El Clasico clash with Real Madrid on Saturday, confirmed manager Luis Enrique. 
Former England captain and QPR defender Rio Ferdinand plans to retire from football at the end of the season. But the 35-year-old says he is keen to go into coaching.
May, capped seven times by England, boasts a strike-rate of 45 tries in 94 appearances for Gloucester and he has committed his long-term future to the club who gave him his break in rugby.
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith feels his team have prepared well for Sunday’s International Series game against the Detroit Lions, but one man is still playing on his mind.
Former Arsenal star Robert Pires was allegedly punched by an oppsition coach while playing for FC Goa during an Indian Super League game on Thursday.
Serbia have been awarded a 3-0 victory over Albania following their abandoned qualifier but they have also been deducted three points and ordered to play two games behind closed doors.
Everton say there were two 'serious but isolated' incidents in France before the match. One fan was taken to hospital with a heavy gash above his left eye, after being hit by a CS Gas Canister.
Arsene Wenger does not believe there is a problem with the intensity of Arsenal's training after Per Mertesacker suggested they need to work harder in the wake of another poor show in Anderlecht.
Police were called to a housing estate at 3pm on Thursday in the Wythenshaw area of Manchester, where Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli was reportedly visiting his mum. 
MARTIN SAMUEL: In the first of a new weekly column, our Chief Sports Writer gives his verdict on the footballing issues of the week - what made him feel warm inside and what made him shiver...
What is the wider history of the rabona? It is defined as striking the ball when the kicking leg is wrapped around the back of the standing leg - effectively with one's legs crossed.
Paul Pogba has snubbed a return to Manchester United and has signed a new long-term deal with Juventus that will keep the French midfielder in Turin until 2019.
SAM CUNNINGHAM: There will be a different feel to the game when West Ham host Manchester City on Saturday. Despite last season's maulings, West Ham are more confident.
SAMI MOKBEL AT WHITE HART LANE: Harry Kane scored a hat-trick before standing in as an inept emergency goalkeeper. But his chaotic game was merely a secondary tale behind Erik Lamela.
Germany and Stuttgart defender Antonio Rudiger has dealt Chelsea's hopes of signing him a major blow by revealing 'his heart beats for Arsenal'.
Erik Lamela loves a 'rabona'. In fact, the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder been doing it for years. Long before the 22-year-old moved to White Hart Lane, Lamela was using his trick in Argentina.
On a pitch more ploughed field than Premier League, where the dugouts are made from rusting corrugated metal and toilet breaks are taken in the surrounding trees, one player catches the eye.
Things are going pretty good in Detroit right now. They have won five out of seven and sit top of the NFC North ahead of their showdown with Atlanta at Wembley on Sunday.
British heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson is back in training after recovering from the freak foot injury which saw her miss this summer's Commonwealth Games.
If a football aficionado was asked to hand-pick his dream weekend, chances are it would involve a Clasico, a meeting of two Premier League big guns and a top four clash to boot
MARTIN SAMUEL: Brendan Rodgers got great performances, and behaviour, out of Luis Suarez and perhaps he thought he could juggle fire again when he brought Mario Balotelli to Anfield. 
JEFF POWELL: Cometh the latest edition of El Clasico this Saturday, cometh the hour for plucking Real Madrid and Barcelona's most wondrous teams of all-time.
Nigeria and Lille goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama is adamant that the Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco should not go ahead due to the threat of the deadly Ebola epidemic spreading.
Sportsmail columnist Martin Keown believes Manchester United can upset Chelsea when Jose Mourinho's side visit Old Trafford on Sunday, even if striker Diego Costa is fit to start for the Blues.
MARTIN SAMUEL: Most of you wanted to talk about Ched Evans. And with the release of his self-serving video on Wednesday and the ongoing case review, this is not going to go away. So, I’m game.
The most famous shirts I have are probably from some of the great Arsenal players I played alongside. I kept England shirts and some precious Arsenal ones.
Frank Lampard will be able to extend his stay at Manchester City further in to 2015 if his parent club New York City FC decide to have a pre-season training camp in England.
NFL interest in the United Kingdom continues to grow rapidly but if this infographic - released by the Atlanta Falcons - is anything to go by, the NFL still has a lot to learn about its transatlantic cousins.
SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: My initial impression is that this 33-man squad errs slightly on the defensive, cautious side. It is nonetheless full of high-quality players.
JEFF POWELL: We all have our dreams - even the most famous and successful among us cling to lingering fantasies. Carl Froch, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather are no exceptions.
Nobody is guilty in football. That’s the first thing to understand. Nobody is fat or lazy, or has committed a foul, or conceded that throw-in. Even if it hit them last. Even if 75,000 people saw it hit them last.
NEIL ASHTON: At Selhurst Park last Saturday, when Chelsea were playing Crystal Palace, an act of sportsmanship passed almost unnoticed - so Jose Mourinho’s generosity should be highlighted.
Di Maria has scored three goals since his £59.7m switch to England. But Ozil finds himself enduring more frustrations. I find it hard to see him leaving his unconvincing efforts of last season behind.