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Neil Johnston

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  1. Goodbye


    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...

  2. '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


    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.

  4. '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."

  5. 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.

  6. West Brom players "tried to injure Zaha"

    West Brom 0-2 Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace

    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.

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    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.


    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.

  10. 'Evans could have carried on'

    West Brom 0-2 Crystal Palace

    West Bromwich Albion

    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.


    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.


    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?

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    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.


    Arsenal 0-3 Chelsea

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

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    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.


    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.

  20. 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