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Summary

  1. FT: Arsenal 0-3 Chelsea
  2. Willian and Batshuayi (2) score for the champions
  3. FT: Leicester 1-2 Liverpool
  4. Slimani heads Foxes ahead
  5. Salah & Coutinho for the Reds
  6. FT: West Brom 0-2 Crystal Palace
  7. Man City agree £52m fee for Mendy
  8. Get involved: #bbcfootball

Live Reporting

By Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye

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So, Chelsea and Liverpool both win trophies, Arsenal are soundly beaten and Tony Pulis' West Brom are accused of trying to injure Wilfried Zaha.

Football is back.

Many thanks for your company. Until next time...

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'Fantastic' Coutinho

Leicester City 1-2 Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, speaking to Sky Sports: "It's been a fantastic tournament. We've played two games hand we have two wins."

On goalscorer Philippe Coutinho, who has been linked with Barcelona: "He's a fantastic footballer, a fantastic boy."

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Leicester City 1-2 Liverpool

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Colourful scenes on the pitch in Hong Kong as Liverpool receive the Asia Trophy to the delight of the locals. Jurgen Klopp is now leading his players on a lap of honour.

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'We want to win more silverware'

Leicester City 1-2 Liverpool

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana, speaking to Sky Sports, on winning silverware: "That's something we want to improve on and it's a big target of ours this season."

Liverpool win the Asia Trophy

Leicester City 1-2 Liverpool

They'll be looking for bigger rewards over the coming months but Liverpool are the 2017 Asia Trophy winners.

West Brom players "tried to injure Zaha"

West Brom 0-2 Crystal Palace

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Strong words from Crystal Palace boss Frank de Boer who has accused West Brom's players of "trying to injure" Wilfried Zaha.

Zaha was on the receiving end of several strong challenges in his side's 2-0 win in Hong Kong.

"They were looking for him, to injure him," said De Boer.

"He's one of the exciting players in the league. I don't want to think he'd be out for two weeks or months."

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Leicester City 1-2 Liverpool

Fatigue has set in. The Reds are playing keep-ball with about five minutes left. The attendance is 39,498 and Liverpool's Hong Kong fan club are staying to the end. They want to see their team lift a trophy.

Leicester City 1-2 Liverpool

Marko Grujic looks like he has been in the ring with Floyd Mayweather. Liverpool's Serbian midfielder is on the deck after coming off worse in a challenge and there are a number of medical people around him.

His legs appear to have turned to jelly as he eventually climbs to his feet.

Grujic doesn't want to come off and the referee, after a delay, allows him to continue.

SUBSTITUTION

Leicester City 1-2 Liverpool

Around 20 minutes remaining in Hong Kong. Mohamad Salah has enjoyed this tournament and he's the latest Liverpool player to get a standing ovation after being replaced.

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'Evans could have carried on'

West Brom 0-2 Crystal Palace

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West Brom boss Tony Pulis has given an update on Jonny Evans' injury during the defeat to Crystal Palace in the match to decide third place in the Asia Trophy.

"Jonny got a twist of his ankle but could have carried on and was happy to," said Pulis.

"But there was no point taking any chances and we kept him out of it. As I have said all along, the key thing from pre-season is to avoid injuries."

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Sonsofpunjab: Arsenal setting the expectations to 'do not get your hopes up'. Fans will already be dusting off the Wenger out banners.

SUBSTITUTION

Leicester City 1-2 Liverpool

One plus for Leicester is that they don't have to worry about Philippe Coutinho.

The Brazilian has been replaced and is watching the remainder of this from the bench after receiving a standing ovation.

They love sublime goals in Hong Kong and Coutinho's was a corker.

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Leicester City 1-2 Liverpool

Over in Hong King, Liverpool are around 35 minutes from winning silverware.

Leicester need to a goal to force penalties in the 2017 Asia Trophy final.

FULL-TIME

Arsenal 0-3 Chelsea

Decent by the champions. More questions than answers for the FA Cup winners.

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Briyan: Not sure this is a friendly in Conte's point of view. The kind of intensity Chelsea are playing with is out a of friendly zone.

Crumppetz: Fans losing their heads about a friendly in which three academy players starting, or have you tuned in thinking it's the first day?

Arsenal 0-3 Chelsea

The only negative for Chelsea is the injury to Pedro. It's been a highly satisfying work out in Beijing for the champions. Not so for Arsenal.

Arsene Wenger knows he has lots to work on before these two teams meet again at Wembley in the Community Shield in 15 days.

YELLOW CARD

Arsenal 0-3 Chelsea

New Arsenal signing Sead Kolasinac is booked for deliberately holding back Lewis Baker who is threatening to run clear.

Arsenal 0-3 Chelsea

Fifteen minutes left in Beijing. A Mexican Wave breaks out inside the Bird's Nest. Arsene Wenger does not join in. The Arsenal boss looks fed up. Really fed up.

HALF-TIME

Leicester City 1-2 Liverpool

One concern for Liverpool is James Milner has had to come off with an injury. It looked like a thigh problem and his replacement is Alberto Moreno.

GOAL

Leicester City 1-2 Liverpool

The season hasn't even started but Philippe Coutinho has just smashed home a goal-of-the-season contender. An absolute rocket from outside the area which gives his side the lead just before half-time.

Will Barca be back on the phone?

Philippe Coutinho
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'Terrifying'

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Jay: So ... Wenger out then? Or is it too early for that?

Sam Kier: Forget Morata, Batshuayi's finishing looks amazing right now. Play two up front and they could be terrifying...

Hassan_Anfield: Imagine this Arsenal side without Alexis Sanchez all season.

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CLOSE!

Leicester City 1-1 Liverpool

Around 10 minutes left in the first half in Hong Kong.

It's shaping up into a decent game.

Jamie Vardy has had a goal ruled out at one end while, at the other, Georginio Wijnaldum has a shot from distance but it's deflected wide.

Arsenal 0-3 Chelsea

Olivier Giroud's set-pieces crashes against the wall before Francis Coquelin fizzes one just over.

Arsenal have improved but have they left themselves too much to do?

SUBSTITUTION

Arsenal 0-3 Chelsea

Lots of changes in Beijing but one worth noting is Willy Caballero for Thibaut Courtois.

Arsenal have a free-kick on the edge of the Chelsea box. A first test for the new keeper?

GOAL

Arsenal 0-3 Chelsea

Michy Batshuayi has started as he finished last season. - full of goals.

His second is a stunner - a first-time finish from outside the area after Marcos Alonso's pass.

This could get embarrassing for Arsenal.

Michy Batshuayi
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GOAL

Leicester City 1-1 Liverpool

How many times are we going to hear this in 2017-18: Mohamed Salah comes to Liverpool's rescue?

It's a lovely move as the summer signing starts the move, Philippe Coutinho delivers a delicious pass for the new No 11 to head home.

Hong Kong goes wild.

Mohamed Salah
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Wenger unhappy

Arsenal 0-2 Chelsea

Bizarre scenes inside the Bird's Nest.

Arsene Wenger is having a huge argument with an official on the sidelines.

Olivier Giroud, who was not listed as a substitute, has come on at the start of the second half.

There's a delay while the argument continues before Giroud is given the green light to play. Finally the second half begins.

GOAL

Leicester City 1-0 Liverpool

Liverpool's Hong Kong fan base is stunned. Islam Slimani powers a header beyond Loris Karius at the back post and Leicester are ahead.

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HALF-TIME

Arsenal 0-2 Chelsea

It's only a friendly but Chelsea are well on top against Arsenal.

The Gunners could do with Olivier Giroud. The French striker is at the Bird's Nest but isn't listed among the substitutes.

KICK-OFF

Leicester City 0-0 Liverpool

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Meanwhile, over in Hong Kong the final of the Asia Trophy between Leicester City and Liverpool is under way.

GOAL

Arsenal 0-2 Chelsea

Michy Batshuayi
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Arsenal have had their wings clipped inside the Bird's Nest.

Michy Batshuayi was denied by an offside flag earlier but he is celebrating now after a delicious curling finish which gives David Ospina no chance following N'Golo Kante's pass.

Chelsea are far sharper than Arsenal.

Michy Batshuayi
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GOAL

Arsenal 0-1 Chelsea

WILLIAN....

The Premier League champions are ahead thanks to a slice of Brazilian magic.

Nacho Monreal shows his opponent too much room and the Chelsea man pings home in off the post.

Chelsea celebrate Willian's opener
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GREAT SAVE!

Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

Arsenal are under siege.

David Ospina saves the Gunners with a double stop to deny Willian and, more impressively, Victor Moses before Michy Batshuayi stabs home inside the six-yard area.

Chelsea's celebrations are cut short by an offside flag. A little bit harsh that...

Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

Another drinks break. That's two in the opening half an hour. Did I mention it's a hot and humid night in Beijing?

Pedro replaced

Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

Chelsea are forced into a change inside the first half an hour as Pedro is unable to continue. Blood is visible on the Spaniard's face and he is clearly shaken up. Antonio Conte is taking no risks. On comes 20-year-old Jeremie Boga, an Ivory Coast international.

Pedro
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Nasty collision

Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

Look away now Antonio Conte.

A terrible collision as David Ospina rushes off his line and clatters into Pedro, who only has eyes for the ball, on the edge of the area.

It's accidental and both go down heavily but Pedro has come off worse.

Pedro and David Ospina collide
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Pedro and David Ospina collide
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Drinks break

Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

Twenty minutes on the clock in the Bird's Nest and we have our first drinks break. It's an energy-sapping hot night in Beijing. Sadly there is nothing hot about the action. It's calmed down after a 100mph start.

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CLOSE!

Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

Chelsea and Arsenal are not holding back. It might be a friendly but both teams are going for it in Beijing.

It's been a frantic opening 15 minutes - Willian going closest after pouncing on an error from Ainsley Maitland-Niles and racing clear before shooting wide.

FULL-TIME

West Brom 0-2 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace finish third in the Asia Trophy.

West Brom end the tournament with two defeats and an injury to captain Jonny Evans.

Reaction as Man City agree Mendy fee

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Carer: Blimey. Man City don't mess about. They are the most efficient team when doing transfers. They never get messed around by the selling club.

Davezk: The football market has gone crazy. I'm sure he is a good player but £52m?

Kane Dennison: Some clubs have more money then sense these days...

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