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Early Bernard goal earns nervy Everton win over Watford

5:24pm BST

LIVERPOOL, England, Aug 17 An early goal from Bernard was enough for a nervy Everton to beat Watford 1-0 at Goodison Park on Saturday to secure them their first Premier League win of the season.

Top referee Webb backs VAR to improve Premier League

09 Aug 2019

NEW YORK Howard Webb has more experience than most of officiating top flight football matches and his stint in North America's Major League Soccer has convinced him that Video Assistant Referees (VAR) will only improve the English Premier League.

Defeat in Ashes opener poses questions for England selectors

06 Aug 2019

BIRMINGHAM, England England will have a lot of soul searching to do about their player selections as well as their tactics after they were thrashed in the opening Ashes test despite reducing Australia to 122-8 in the first innings.

Villa spending big to become Premier League staple again

05 Aug 2019

BIRMINGHAM, England Aston Villa are back in the Premier League for the first time in four seasons and have far outspent their fellow promoted sides in the transfer market but, as Fulham know well, money does not always buy you success.

City eye United's league record despite European distraction

05 Aug 2019

MANCHESTER, England Manchester City's target this season will be to match Manchester United's record of three successive Premier League titles but, despite manager Pep Guardiola playing down their Champions League ambitions, Europe could act as a distraction.

Continuity key for Liverpool in quest for first Premier League title

05 Aug 2019

Many managers have spent big in their pursuit of glory, but Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp has adopted a different approach ahead of the new season, trusting his current crop to end the club's long wait for a first Premier League crown.

Lyon rips through England to hand Australia Ashes advantage

05 Aug 2019

BIRMINGHAM, England Australia spinner Nathan Lyon ripped through England's batting line-up as the hosts lost the first Ashes test by 251 runs after being bowled out for 146 in their second innings on Monday.

Paine hails Smith as 'best ever' as Australia trounce England

05 Aug 2019

BIRMINGHAM, England Australia captain Tim Paine hailed Steve Smith as the best player in the world after his successive centuries steered Australia to a 251 run win over England in the first Ashes test on Monday.

Cricket-Paine hails Smith as 'best ever' as Australia trounce England

05 Aug 2019

BIRMINGHAM, England, Aug 5 Australia captain Tim Paine hailed Steve Smith as the best player in the world after his successive centuries steered Australia to a 251 run win over England in the first Ashes test on Monday.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Cricket-Lyon rips through England to hand Australia Ashes advantage

05 Aug 2019

BIRMINGHAM, England, Aug 5 Australia spinner Nathan Lyon made light work of England's batting line-up as the hosts were bowled out for 146 in their second innings, losing the first Ashes test by 251 runs to give the visitors a 1-0 lead in the series.

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