Premier League Roundup: Gunners go top, United still struggling

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The Premier League’s busy holiday schedule kicked on with eight matches on Monday, with some great action coming in from all around England.

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Arsenal move to the top of the table with a win over Bournemouth, while Manchester United’s draw against Chelsea see the Red Devils now winless in eight.

Manchester United 0-0 ChelseaFULL RECAP

Manchester United put in a better performance today against Chelsea, but failed to break through as the Red Devils are now winless in eight. The goalkeepers were the best players on the pitch, as both David De Gea and Thibaut Courtois made big saves to keep the match scoreless. The draw means Chelsea are three points above the relegation zone, while Louis Van Gaal‘s future is still up in the air at United.

Arsenal 2-0 Bournemouth — FULL RECAP

The Gunners jump to the top of the table thanks to a 2-0 win over Bournemouth. The Cherries were unbeaten in six but couldn’t slow down Mesut Ozil, who scored a goal and grabbed his league-leading 16th assist in a strong performance from Arsenal. Gabriel scored his first goal for the club, as the Gunners now have a point lead over Leicester City, although the Foxes do have a game in hand.

Everton 3-4 Stoke City — FULL RECAP

In the match of the day, Stoke City edged Everton in a seven-goal thriller at Goodison Park. Xherdan Shaqiri bagged a brace for the Potters, including a ridiculous chip over Tim Howard that will surely be up for goal of the season. Everton’s Romelu Lukaku scored two goals of his own, as the big Belgian now leads the league with 15 on the year. With the match tied at three, Marko Arnautovic converted a penalty kick in stoppage time to take all three points for the Potters, who jump above Everton to ninth on the table.

Watford 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur — FULL RECAP

Son Heung-min’s late goal gave all three points to Tottenham, who move up to third on the table after beating Watford in a hard-fought match. Erik Lamela gave Spurs the lead early, but Odion Ighalo drew Watford level, scoring in his sixth straight match for the Hornets. However, Watford was put in a hole as Nathan Ake was sent off in the second half, forcing Quique Flores‘ men to battle with ten men for the final half hour, with Son scoring the winner in the 89th minute.

West Ham United 2-1 Southampton — FULL RECAP

West Ham got their first win in nine matches after battling back to beat Southampton 2-1 at Upton Park. Dusan Tadic had given Saints a first-half lead, but goals after the break from Michail Antonio and Andy Carroll gave the Hammers all three points, moving back up to seventh on the table. Southampton failed to build on their big win over Arsenal, with Saints now sitting 12th.

Crystal Palace 0-0 Swansea City — FULL RECAP

A draw against Crystal Palace sees Swansea City now two points above the drop zone, although Palace will be disappointed they didn’t find a win. Wilfried Zaha and Patrick Bamford both missed good chances to put Palace ahead, while Swansea failed to find any great pressure until late in the match.

West Bromwich Albion 1-0 Newcastle United — FULL RECAP

Darren Fletcher‘s late header gave West Brom all three points, as Newcastle remains in the bottom three after being held scoreless at The Hawthorns. Both teams hit the crossbar as the match look destined for a draw, before the Baggies captain connected off a corner kick with just over ten minutes to play as West Brom held on for the win.

Norwich City 2-0 Aston Villa — FULL RECAP

Aston Villa remain glued to the bottom of the table after another loss, their 13th in 19 matches. With just eight points on the season, Remi Garde’s side will need one of the biggest miracles in Premier League history to avoid relegation. For Norwich City, the Canaries took care of business in a must-win match that sees the club jump to 15th on the table, three points clear of the drop.

Premier League injuries, 2020-21

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Premier League injuries: With the 2020-21 Premier League season set to kick off this weekend, it’s time to take a look at the players who might be unavailable for the opening weekend.

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Prior to every matchweek of the 2020-21 season, we’ll update this Premier League injuries page with the latest news and update, so make sure to check back regularly to see how your favorite — or least-favorite — club is getting on.

Note: Any player listed for COVID-19 reasons — whether a positive test or additional precautions — will always be deemed “questionable” until they make their return to action.

Arsenal injuries

QUESTIONABLE: David Luiz (back) | OUT: Gabriel Martinelli (knee), Shkodran Mustafi (thigh), Pablo Mari (ankle), Calum Chambers (knee)

Aston Villa injuries

OUT: Tom Heaton (knee), Wesley (knee), Ahmed El Mohamady (thigh)

Brighton & Hove Albion injuries

QUERSTIONABLE: Ben White (ankle) | OUT: Jose Iquierdo (knee), Florian Andone (knee), Christian Walton (ankle)

Burnley injuries

OUT: Jack Cork (ankle)

Chelsea injuries

QUESTIONABLE: Christian Pulisic (hamstring), Timo Werner (thigh), Hakim Ziyech (knee), Cesar Azpilicueta (thigh), Ben Chilwell (ankle), Thiago Silva (undisclosed) | OUT: Mateo Kovacic (suspension)

Crystal Palace injuries

OUT: James Tomkins (thigh), Mamadou Sakho (thigh), Nathan Ferguson (knee), Patrick van Aanholt (shoulder), Christian Benteke (ankle), Gary Cahill (thigh), Jairo Riedewald (undisclosed)

Everton injuries

OUT: Mason Holgate (ankle), Cenk Tosun (knee), Jean-Philippe Gbamin (calf), Fabian Delph (calf)

Fulham injuries

OUT: Jean Michael Seri (undisclosed), Stefan Johansen (ankle)

Leeds United injuries

OUT: Gaetano Berardi (knee), Adam Forshaw (groin)

Leicester City injuries

QUESTIONABLE: Wes Morgan (thigh) | OUT: Ricardo Pereira (knee), Jonny Evans (thigh), Filip Benkovic (groin)

Liverpool injuries

QUESTIONABLE: Xherdan Shakiri (undisclosed), Konstantinos Tsimikas (COVID-19) | OUT: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee)

Manchester City injuries

QUESTIONABLE: Sergio Aguero (knee), Bernardo Silva (undisclosed) | OUT: Aymeric Laporte (COVID-19), Riyad Mahrez (COVID-19)

Manchester United injuries

QUESTIONABLE: Paul Pogba (COVID-19) | OUT: Axel Tuanzebe (ankle), Phil Jones (knee)

Newcastle United injuries

QUESTIONABLE: Matty Longstaff (thigh) | OUT: Martin Dubravka (ankle), Fabian Schar (shoulder), Paul Dummett (thigh), Dwight Gayle (knee)

Sheffield United injuries

OUT: Lys Mousset (ankle)

Southampton injuries

QUESTIONABLE: Nathan Redmond (knock) | OUT: Stuart Armstrong (thigh)

Tottenham Hotspur injuries

QUESTIONABLE: Serge Aurier (undisclosed) | OUT: Japhet Tanganga (thigh)

West Bromwich Albion injuries

OUT: Kenneth Zohore (calf)

West Ham United injuries

OUT: Jack Wilshere (ankle)

Wolverhampton Wanderers injuries

OUT: Jonny (knee)

VIDEO: ProSoccerTalk team unfiltered – Review, preview, Power Rankings and more

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ProSoccerTalk is now on video as well as in written format. Unleash the beast, as they say.

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Each week Joe Prince-Wright, Nick Mendola and Andy Edwards will tell us what they learned from the Premier League action, rank their top five PL players based on current form, preview the upcoming weekend and handle any other news from around the soccer world.

Expect opinions, analysis and insight, as well as plenty of friendly banter along the way.

Basically, they have these chats on their own anyway so we thought we would record them and let them loose on the Premier League, USMNT and everything in-between. This is going to be a lot of fun and a lighthearted look at all of the action from across the soccer world each week.

With JPW is based in England and heading to Premier League games and traveling to stadiums/ training grounds, plus Andy and Nick based Stateside, we will be checking in with them regularly to get their views on just about anything when it comes to Pro Soccer. Because, well, ProSoccerTalk.

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League Cup fourth round draw results

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Following the completion of the second round of the League Cup on Thursday, the draw for the fourth round was held prior to the third round, which is set to be played next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

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The potential gem of the round depends upon Chelsea beating EFL Championship side Barnsley, and Tottenham Hotspur getting past EFL League Two Leyton Orient. Liverpool v Arsenal is another tasty possibility.

The draws for the third and fourth rounds of the 2020-21 League Cup are as follows…

League Cup third round draw

Lincoln City v Liverpool
Bristol City v Aston Villa
Morecambe v Newcastle United
Luton Town v Manchester United
Preston North End v Brighton
Fulham v Sheffield Wednesday
Manchester City v Bournemouth
West Ham United v Hull City
Millwall v Burnley
Chelsea v Barnsley
Stoke City v Gillingham
Leicester City v Arsenal
West Brom v Brentford
Newport County v Watford
Fleetwood Town v Everton
Leyton Orient v Tottenham Hotspur

League Cup fourth round draw

Lincoln City/Liverpool v Leicester City/Arsenal
Millwall/Burnley v Manchester City/Bournemouth
West Brom/Brentford v Fulham/Sheffield Wednesday
Fleetwood Town/Everton v West Ham United/Hull City
Bristol City/Aston Villa v Stoke City/Gillingham
Leyton Orient/Tottenham v Chelsea/Barnsley
Newport County/Watford v Morecambe/Newcastle United
Preston North End/Brighton v Luton Town/Manchester United

UEL roundup: AC Milan, Rangers reach next qualifying round

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Europa League results: AC Milan and Rangers were victorious in the second round of UEFA Europa League qualifying on Thursday, advancing to within two more wins of the group stage.

[ MORE: Spurs come from behind to beat 9-man Plovdiv in UEL qualifier ]

Shamrock Rovers 0-2 AC Milan

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored early and Hakan Calhanoglu added a second-half insurance goal to secure Milan’s passage into the third qualifying round.

Up next for Milan is a home clash with Norwegian side Bodo/Glimt with a place in the playoff round, the final level of qualification to reach the group stage, on the line.

Lincoln Red Imps 0-5 Rangers

James Tavernier, Connor Goldson, Alfredo Morelos (twice) and Jermain Defoe bagged goals for Steven Gerrard’s Rangers side as they cruised to a 5-0 victory over Gibraltarian side Lincoln Red Imps.

Rangers will now be away to Dutch side Willem II in the third qualifying round.

Notable Europa League results

Lokomotiv Plovdiv 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur (RECAP)
Kekesi 0-4 Wolfsburg
Hibernians 0-1 Fehervar
Coleraine 2-2 *Motherwell
Viking 0-2 Aberdeen
Servette 0-1 Reims
Budapest Honved 0-2 Malmo
Teuta Durres 0-4 Granada
FK Neftchi 1-3 Galatasaray