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Early Premier League Title and Relegation Favorites

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The Premier League season is well under way and teams have been establishing themselves over these first six weeks. After just over a month, it is already clear what teams have had a great start and will contend for the title. On the other end of the spectrum, there are teams that have not been up to par and have gotten out of the starting blocks rather slowly.

Benteke seals Palace comeback at Sunderland

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Sunderland (United Kingdom) (AFP) Christian Benteke's stoppage time header earned Crystal Palace a stirring 3-2 comeback win at hapless Sunderland on Saturday.

The Black Cats appeared set for their first win of the Premier League season after a double from Jermain Defoe.

But goals inside the last half an hour from Joe Ledley and James McArthur put Palace back level before Benteke popped up to steal the show and earn Palace a third successive league success.

Benteke seals Palace comeback at Sunderland

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Sunderland (United Kingdom) (AFP) Christian Benteke's stoppage time header earned Crystal Palace a stirring 3-2 comeback win at hapless Sunderland on Saturday.

The Black Cats appeared set for their first win of the Premier League season after a double from Jermain Defoe.

But goals inside the last half an hour from Joe Ledley and James McArthur put Palace back level before Benteke popped up to steal the show and earn Palace a third successive league success.

Tweets and Photos: Spurs players react to beating Sunderland

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Felt great to be playing at WHL. The @SpursOfficial fans are the best. Happy to win

Manchester United in crisis as Mourinho struggles to balance attack and defence

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Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United slumped to a third defeat in as many games following a 3-1 loss to Watford at Vicarage Road.

The latest loss leaves the Red Devils seventh in the standings, six points behind leaders and local rivals Manchester City.

Mourinho’s teams are generally known for their defensive solidity but at a club that demand a more open, attacking approach, the Portuguese has been found wanting in a bid to balance attack and defence in these early days.

Video: Spurs warming up ahead of Sunderland game

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Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino explains why Eric Dier is back in defence

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Diego Costa, Benteke, Iheanacho… Who to pick for your Fantasy Premier League team in coming weeks

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Key defender Lamine Kone commits to Sunderland

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London (AFP) Highly rated Ivory Coast international defender Lamine Kone gave struggling Premier League side Sunderland a welcome boost on Wednesday by signing a new five-year contract.

The 27-year-old who only joined the club in January for £6 million (7m euros, $7.9m) agreed to the deal just weeks after he pushed for a £14 million move to rivals Everton on transfer deadline day.

Key defender Lamine Kone commits to Sunderland

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London (AFP) Highly rated Ivory Coast international defender Lamine Kone gave struggling Premier League side Sunderland a welcome boost on Wednesday by signing a new five-year contract.

The 27-year-old who only joined the club in January for £6 million (7m euros, $7.9m) agreed to the deal just weeks after he pushed for a £14 million move to rivals Everton on transfer deadline day.

Everton’s sublime Lukaku ends goal drought in style

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Sunderland (United Kingdom) (AFP) Belgian international striker Romelu Lukaku's longest goal drought in English football came to an end in dramatic fashion on Monday as a hat-trick saw Everton defeat Sunderland 3-0 in their Premier League clash.

The 23-year-old who hadn't scored for his club in 13 matches dating back to March scored all three in 11 minutes of the second-half to lift his side into third in the Premier League, two points behind leaders Manchester City.

Everton’s sublime Lukaku ends goal drought in style

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Sunderland (United Kingdom) (AFP) Belgian international striker Romelu Lukaku's longest goal drought in English football came to an end in dramatic fashion on Monday as a hat-trick saw Everton defeat Sunderland 3-0 in their Premier League clash.

The 23-year-old who hadn't scored for his club in 13 matches dating back to March scored all three in 11 minutes of the second-half to lift his side into third in the Premier League, two points behind leaders Manchester City.

Sublime Lukaku ends goal drought in style

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Sunderland (United Kingdom) (AFP) Belgian international striker Romelu Lukaku's longest goal drought in English football came to an end in dramatic fashion on Monday as a hat-trick saw Everton defeat Sunderland 3-0 in their Premier League clash.

The 23-year-old who hadn't scored for his club in 13 matches dating back to March scored all three in the second-half to lift his side into third in the Premier League, two points behind leaders Manchester City.

Sublime Lukaku ends goal drought in style

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Sunderland (United Kingdom) (AFP) Belgian international striker Romelu Lukaku's longest goal drought in English football came to an end in dramatic fashion on Monday as a hat-trick saw Everton defeat Sunderland 3-0 in their Premier League clash.

The 23-year-old who hadn't scored for his club in 13 matches dating back to March scored all three in the second-half to lift his side into third in the Premier League, two points behind leaders Manchester City.

Need a low-cost left-back, Liverpool? Free agents: 13 footballers your club could still sign for free

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Sunderland’s Borini out for three months

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London (AFP) Sunderland forward Fabio Borini has been ruled out for up to three months after suffering a groin injury.

Borini, 25, tore an adductor muscle while taking a free-kick during Saturday's 1-1 Premier League draw at Southampton.

The former Liverpool player's injury is the latest blow to new Sunderland manager David Moyes, who already has to do without goalkeeper Vito Mannone for three months.

Sunderland’s Borini out for three months

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London (AFP) Sunderland forward Fabio Borini has been ruled out for up to three months after suffering a groin injury.

Borini, 25, tore an adductor muscle while taking a free-kick during Saturday's 1-1 Premier League draw at Southampton.

The former Liverpool player's injury is the latest blow to new Sunderland manager David Moyes, who already has to do without goalkeeper Vito Mannone for three months.

The £1 billion Transfer Window: How The Premier League broke all Transfer Records

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A record-breaking transfer window came to its conclusion last night as Premier League clubs managed to smash the £1 billion mark in terms of transfer expenditure, shattering last year’s record of £870m.

14 out of 20 Premier League clubs managed to break their own transfer record as spending reached a new high this summer.

Manchester United Transfers: Defenders, Midfielders and Striker on their way out?

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Manchester United outcast Bastian Schweinsteiger has issued a message declaring that he will not join another European club and is ready to fight for his position.

The German midfielder, who has reportedly failed to feature in Jose Mourinho’s plans at the Old Trafford outfit, has not been involved in any of Man Utd’s pre-season and competitive games so far this season.

Premier League Transfers: Summer 2016

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Here we list up all the ‘done deals’ and ‘confirmed signings‘ made by the Premier League clubs in the 2016 summer transfer window.

Premier League Transfers: Ins and Outs Arsenal

Arrivals:

Granit Xhaka (23) Borussia M’glagbach – £38.

Mourinho gives long-term future update on Manchester United attacker

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that winger Adnan Januzaj is included in his plans at Old Trafford, despite his loan move to Sunderland.

The 21-year-old reunited with his former manager David Moyes at the Stadium of Light temporarily after the Belgium international joined the Black Cats on a season-long loan deal on Friday.

2016/17 SBI English Premier League Preview

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Leicester City's Cinderella tale took the English Premier League by storm in 2015/16, but the league's traditional powers have since retooled and added some major firepower to dethrone the Foxes this season.

With major additions like Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Manchester United, N'Golo Kante with Chelsea and Liverpool's acquisition of Sadio Mane, Leicester City will have to watch its back from the opening day as 19 other teams gun for the top spot in the world's top league.

Fantasy Premier League: 10 under-the-radar value gems for your fantasy team

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From England: Man Utd winger wants to leave after being left 'humiliated' by Jose Mourinho

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Belgian winger Adnan Januzaj wants a permanent move away from Manchester United this summer, according to BBC Sport.

Januzaj reportedly feels ‘humiliated’ by Jose Mourinho’s treatment after being instructed to train with the club’s reserve-team players.

Mourinho has identified him surplus to requirements in his plans at Man Utd and the young winger is thought to be closing in on a season-long loan switch to Sunderland, that will see him reunite with his former boss David Moyes.

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EFL Cup Draw: Man Utd Face Man City, Liverpool Host Tottenham And Chelsea Travel To West Ham In Mouth-Watering Quarter-Final Draw

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Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho are set for their second meeting of the season after the EFL Cup quarter-final draw pitched Manchester United and Manchester Cityagainst each other at the Old Trafford.

However, that wasn't the only humdinger thrown upby the draw, with Liverpool set to host Tottenham and Chelsea travelling across London for a right old tear-up with West Ham.

Sunderland boss David Moyes explains Patrick van Aanholt’s late withdrawal at Spurs

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Report: Aston Villa considering move for DeAndre Yedlin

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Another club has reportedly joined the pursuit of DeAndre Yedlin.

Yedlin is reportedly attracting interest from Championship club Aston Villa, who is weighing a move for the 23-year-old Tottenham fullback, according to the Telegraph.The fee being reported is£3 million ($3.95 million) as Villa needs a new right-back.

New potential destinations emerge for Yedlin

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DeAndre Yedlin is a wanted man as the summer transfer window inches towards its close.

The Tottenham defender continues to draw interest from clubs throughout Europe, with a pair ofPremier League club headlining those interested. David Moyes and Sunderland have publicly made their interest known in the U.

Report: Sunderland still pursuing move for DeAndre Yedlin

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DeAndre Yedlin did not take part in Tottenham's season-opener on Saturday, but the U.S. Men's National Team fullback's future could see him return to the field soon as a member of a new, but familiar, club.

ESPN FC reported on Saturday that Sunderland remains in discussions with Tottenham over a move for the 23-year-old fullback.

Premier League Results, Table After Saturday Week 1

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Premier League champions Leicester City suffered a shock 2-1 defeat against newcomer Hull City in the opening match of the brand new 2016-17 Premier League season at the KCOM stadium.

Week 1 Scores & Results

Hull City 2-1 Leicester City

Burnley 0-0 Swansea

Crystal Palace 0-1 West Brom

Everton 1-1 Tottenham

Middlesbrough 1-1 Stoke

Southampton 1-1 Watford

Man City – Sunderland

Premier League Standings

Claudio Ranieri said after the match his team played “individually” and “not as a team” as the Foxes suffered a shock defeat against Hull City.

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Sunderland: In ‘Least Surprising Transfer Of The Summer’ News, David Moyes Signs Yet Another Of His Former Players

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Coming as a surprise to quite literally absolutely nobody, Sunderland have announced the signing of Steven Pienaar on a one-year deal.

The 34-year-old South African winger, who,as you may recall,used to play under David Moyes at Everton, had been training with the Black Cats after being released on a free at the end of last season.

Man Utd deal agreed; Talented Premier League winger completes move

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Sunderland have signed Belgian winger Adnan Januzaj on a season-long loan deal from Manchester United.

The 21-year-old has failed to feature in Jose Mourinho’s 23-man squad and will spend the 2016/17 campaign playing for the Black Cats to reunite with his former boss David Moyes.

Januzaj is reportedly keen to leave Man Utd on permanent basis after feeling ‘humiliated’ by Jose Mourinho’s treatment, who has instructed the young attacker to train with the club’s reserve-team players.

Official: Adnan Januzaj Reunites With David Moyes By Joining Sunderland On Loan For The Season

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According to club correspondence, Adnan Januzaj has become the third Manchester United cast-off to join Sunderland in the space of 48 hoursafter finalising a season-long loan move.

The 21-year-old Belgian winger follows fellow younglings Paddy McNair and Donald Love in reuniting with ex-United manager David Moyes at the Black Cats, with the latter pair both leaving Old Traffordon permanent deals on Thursday afternoon.

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Everton: Romelu Lukaku Ends Goal Drought With 11-Minute Hat-Trick v Sunderland (Photos & Video)

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Romelu Lukaku netted a quickfire hat-trick against Sunderland on Monday night, as Everton deservedly beat the Black Cats at the Stadium of Light.

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Lukaku last scored for the Toffees back in March, but the Belgian international came back with a bang, ending his 13-game goal-drought by knocking in an 11-minute hat-trick.

Arsenal send key scout to eye Premier League youngster

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Arsenalsent Bobby Bennett to watch Sunderland youngster Joel Asoro on Monday night. The 17 year-old was playing for the Swedish Under-21 side against Spain as both team try to qualify for the European Championships, and Bennett was assigned the match to eye new talent, with the scout Arsenal's main scout for the Scandinavian area.

Great Transfer Window For Manchester United

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Unlike in previous summers, Manchester United went with quality over quantity with the signings of Eric Bailly, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba.

Jose Mourinho wanted his transfer business done early and it was, unlike last years failed fax fiasco with Real Madrid and David de Gea.

Official: Sunderland Spend £13.6m On Didier Ndong, A Man With Very Curious Hair (Photos)

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As part of their deadline day dealings, Sunderland have spent £13.6million to bring in Didier Ndong from Lorient.

#SAFC have completed the signing of midfielder Didier Ndong from Lorient for 16m euros. #WelcomeDidier pic.twitter.com/S2ptfgv5cw

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The 22-year-old Gabon international midfielder (who was dubbed 'the new Michael Essien' during his 18 months at Lorient) has signed a five-year deal with the Black Cats.

Southampton: Jay Rodriguez Emerges From Bench To Score First Premier League Goal In Two And A Half Years (Video)

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There was pure elation at the Stadium of Light today when Jay Rodriguez came off the Southampton bench to score his first Premier League goal since before the ruptured cruciate ligament he succumbed to at the tail end of the 2013/14 season.

Rodriguez's 85th-minute goal was enough to rescue a point for the Saints,who had fallen behind just five minutes earlier when Jermain Defoe spankedSunderland in front from the penalty spot.

Former Liverpool right-back arrives at Sunderland for medical

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Report: Chelsea's Matt Miazga offered to Sunderland for season-long loan

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It looks like Matt Miazga couldplay Premier League football this season after all.

The Guardian reportedon Thursday afternoon that Chelsea has offered to loan the 21-year-old centerback to Sunderland for the duration of the 2016-2017 season.

Miazga moved to Chelsea last season,but, since making the move to the London-based side, the defender has made only two appearances as he sits low in the depth chart for the Blues.