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  1. Man City have scored 22 goals in past five games
  2. Aguero, Lukaku, Morata among Europe's top scorers
  3. Mourinho will face no action after sending off at Southampton
  4. We are still here - Klopp

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By Shamoon Hafez and Greg O'Keeffe

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That is your lot.

Don't be sad, we are back later on Monday as Arsenal face West Brom in the Premier League.

Until then.

Fellaini out of CSKA tie

CSKA Moscow v Man Utd (Wed:

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

Marouane Fellaini
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Marouane Fellaini has been ruled out of Manchester United's Champions League game against CSKA Moscow on Wednesday.

The Belgium midfielder was not in the squad that left Manchester this afternoon, having failed to recover from the ankle injury he sustained in Saturday's Premier League game at Southampton.

TV replays showed Saints striker Shane Long catching the former Everton man from behind, having got nowhere near the ball with his second-half challenge.

Senior United sources are understood to be furious at the tackle and the feeling at Old Trafford is that if Fellaini had been the transgressor, referee Craig Pawson would have taken action.

It is not known how long Fellaini will be out for.

'Jesus so important'

Manchester City v Shakhtar Donetsk (Tues, 19:45 BST)

Manchester City

And lastly from Manchester City...

Manager Pep Guardiola is pleased with the impact of Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus.

Speaking ahead of the Champions League tie with Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday, he said:

"On and off the pitch. I am delighted with him. He helps Sergio score, helps our pressing and dynamic. He is so important."

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola
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Gundogan trained

Man City v Shakhtar Donetsk (Tues, 19:45 BST)

Manchester City

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan
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Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said midfielder Ilkay Gundogan did some light training on Sunday ahead of their Champions League clash with Shakhtar Donetsk at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday.

He said: "Gundogan yesterday trained for part. He just played with the ball. Vincent Kompany is not ready for tomorrow."

'Shakhtar deserve credit'

Man City v Shakhtar Donetsk (Tues, 19:45 BST)

Manchester City

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is certainly not underestimating their Champions League opponents Shakhtar Donetsk ahead of Tuesday's group game.

He said: "Every time I play Shakhtar, I have the same feeling. When I faced them first time my team went to see them and came back and said ‘wow’.

"Against Monaco, in 180 minutes we are out because we played bad for 45 minutes. Shakhtar deserve all my credit."

'We want De Bruyne to stay'

Man City v Shakhtar Donetsk (Tues, 19:45 BST)

Manchester City

Manchester City's Belgian forward Kevin De Bruyne
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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said he wants forward Kevin De Bruyne to sign a new contract at the Etihad stadium.

Asked about a potential new deal for the Belgian he said: "I think so, yeah. The transfer window is closed but we are still working. We want Kevin to stay as long as possible."

Facing Aguero was 'a nightmare'

Man City v Shakhtar Donetsk (Tue: 19:45 BST)

Manchester City

Manchester City defender Kyle Walker is glad he no longer has to try and stop Sergio Aguero.

The England right-back, 27, joined Pep Guardiola's City for £50m in the summer and is relieved to be on the same team as the Argentina striker.

He said: "To play against Aguero is a nightmare. I have faced him numerous times and he always seemed to score.

"To play with him now is a big bonus. He is a quality player. Around the dressing room he helps the younger lads - we can lean on him. "

Kyle Walker (left) vies for the ball with Sergio Aguero while he was a Tottenham player.
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#Bantz with Benjy

Man City v Shakhtar Donetsk (Tue: 19:45 BST)

Manchester City

Manchester City defender Kyle Walker says he is enjoying the camaraderie at the Etihad - particularly winding up summer signing Benjamin Mendy.

"I like a bit of banter with Mendy, but he started it. He came for me, as soon as he got nutmegged, I was on it.

"He is relentless."

Walker was nutmegged against Crystal Palace on Saturday and Mendy asked his Twitter followers to upload a video of it.

'Joy to play with De Bruyne'

Man City v Shakhtar Donetsk (Tue: 19:45 BST)

Manchester City defender Kyle Walker
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Manchester City and England defender Kyle Walker is enjoying linking up with forward Kevin de Bruyne at the Etihad.

The Belgian has provided four assists and scored once so far this season.

Walker said: "It's a joy to play with De Bruyne and I can learn from him. I want to provide the outlet ball, to get round the outside."

Consistency the key

Man City v Shakhtar Donetsk (Tue: 19:45 BST)

Manchester City

Manchester City full-back Kyle Walker is feeling bullish ahead of his side's Champions League tie against Shakhtar Donetsk.

The Englishman said: "It is about consistency. We need to play at the level we are playing at and we won’t play too many who can cause us a problem."

Guardiola and Walker in position

Man City v Shakhtar Donetsk (Tue: 19:45 BST)

Manchester City

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola and summer signing Kyle Walker will be answering questions from the media during the imminent press conference ahead of their Champions League game on Tuesday against Shakhtar Donetsk.

West Brom trio get call-ups

West Bromwich Albion

West Brom defender Gareth McAuley
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West Bromwich veteran Gareth McAuley is back in the Northern Ireland squad for the first time since he was injured on international duty in June.

McAuley, 37, returns for next month’s World Cup qualifiers against Germany and Norway. Roy Carroll and Jonny Evans also make the cut for Michael O'Neill's squad.

Team-mates James Morrision and Matt Phillips have also been called up for Scotland.

How much do you know about Barry?

Arsenal v West Brom (20:00 BST)

Gareth Barry

A 19-year career has seen Gareth Barry move level with Ryan Giggs on 632 Premier League appearances.

He will break the record when he plays against Arsenal on Monday.

From starting out in the Aston Villa back three to winning the title with Manchester City, Barry has racked up the miles and the milestones.

But how well do you know his career?

Take our quiz and find out

View from the gantry

Arsenal v West Brom (20:00 BST)

Jonathan Pearce

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"There was far more fuss in the West Midlands about the Eurovision Song Contest won by Dana International in Birmingham that week in 1998 than there was about the Premier League debut in an Aston Villa shirt of 17-year-old Gareth Barry.

"He wouldn't have wanted headlines. He won't want any hype 19 years later when he breaks the Premier League appearance record. He's old school. That's great.

"After his debut at Hillsborough he had a drink with his parents and talked about the game. He still likes to do that. Sports scientists would frown. That's great too.

"Always dependable at the very core of his clubs, he's been a delight to commentate on all these years."

Early team news

Arsenal v West Brom (20:00 BST)

Alexis Sanchez
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Arsenal will be without forward Danny Welbeck, who faces a month out because of a groin injury.

Mesut Ozil is likely to return after a knee injury, while Theo Walcott should have shaken off the knock he picked up in midweek.

West Brom's Gareth Barry is set for a record 633rd Premier League appearance.

Chris Brunt, Nacer Chadli and Oliver Burke will be assessed while Jake Livermore is back in the squad after being given an extended rest.

Another first for Pep?

Man City v Shakhtar Donetsk (Tue: 19:45 BST)

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

After an underwhelming first season at Manchester City, Pep Guardiola seems to have got himself sorted out in the second.

And it would be a major surprise if Guardiola failed to guide them to another - minor - first tomorrow.

City take on Ukraine side Shakhtar Donetsk at the Etihad Stadium knowing if they win, it will be the first time in seven attempts they have opened their Champions League campaign with two successive victories.

Pep - and defender Kyle Walker - are due to face the media shortly.

Can Coutinho light up the Otkrytiye Arena?

Spartak Moscow v Liverpool (Tue: 19:45 KO)


Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho was back with a bang against Leicester with an assist and a sublime free kick on Saturday, so as recovers full fitness he'll be hoping to have a similar impact against Spartak.

Reds manager Jurgen Klopp was certainly pleased with the man Liverpool supporters call their 'Little Magician' (even if he still has bridges to mend with fans after his high-profile bid to leave Anfield for Barcelona during the summer).

Klopp said: "I said it of the first few training days [that] he was really outstanding.

"OK, then in the first game [it’s about] finding the rhythm and all that stuff, it was not that brilliant like how he usually can be, but now he’s really back and that helps us a lot."

Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho
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Get Involved - who will win the golden boot?

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Sadio Mane has to be in with a shout - he is the only Liverpool player who can finish. The way our defence is, we could have golden boot and still finish on negative goal difference..

Ed in Wirral

Klopp will hope belief keeps flowing

Leicester 2-3 Liverpool

Much happier and a thumbs up...

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was in far more chipper mood after his side's 3-2 win at the King Power Stadium and no wonder; it came after a run of four games without victory.

Klopp will hope his side take the confidence from that triumph into the tricky environs of their Champions League clash in Moscow on Tuesday.

If they knew what to expect from Jamie Vardy & Co, then Massimo Carrera's Spartak side could be an altogether more challenging prospect.

Leicester 2-3 Liverpool: 'Three points are proof to the public we are still here'

Valencia manager injured celebrating winner

Real Sociedad 2-3 Valencia


Valencia manager Marcelino paid the price for his energetic celebration of striker Simone Zaza's late winner in their 3-2 win over Real Sociedad on Sunday.

The 52-year-old appeared to pull his hamstring as he celebrated the goal which took his unbeaten side up to fourth in La Liga before limping gingerly back to the dugout in obvious pain.

"I'm a bit older, there are certain situations in which I must control myself," he joked with reporters. "I'm a bit injured but I'd rather be injured myself than have an injured player. I can handle it. I'll try to avoid similar situations in the future."

Get Involved - who will the golden boot?

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Bob Horton: Pains me to say it as a City fan, but I think Lukaku - he's the only reliable source of goals I see in that United team, and you can already see they're building their system around maximising his output. City/Spurs/Chelsea all have several prolific goalscorers and that'll stop any one of them from pulling ahead.

Save after save after save after save

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By the way, did you see Sparta Rotterdam goalkeeper Roy Kortsmit's sensational quadruple save in the Eredivisie at the weekend?

It was absolutely incredible.

Have a search of it online.

Spoiler alert: They lost 1-0.

Garth's TOTW

Garth Crooks

Former Spurs striker

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Sir Fabian Pavez: Oumar Niasse will win it 'only and only' if Rooney starts warming the bench.


Baba Brayden: LUKAKU still remains the best option above all.

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Morale boost?

Spartak Moscow v Liverpool (Tue: 19:45 BST)


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will be hoping his side's Champions League record can improve when they take on Spartak Moscow on Tuesday.

The Reds won only one of their last six fixtures the last time they played in the competition in 2014-15, and drew their opening group game this time around with Sevilla at Anfield.

Morale seemed good at Melwood as the players trained on Monday morning ahead of their flight to Russia.

Get Involved - who will win the golden boot?

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Richard Lavender‏: Can't look past Kane personally, been most prolific over last couple of seasons and will only get better.

Steven James Frith: Harry Kane will I reckon, will be all hard work for nothing though lol.

Evelyn Carter‏: Lacazette nowhere to be found in the discussion. Just the same as he's nowhere to be found in the Champions League.

Evelyn there, flying in, studs showing. A definite red card.

BreakingNo further action for Mourinho

Southampton 0-1 Man Utd

Jose Mourinho
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Jose Mourinho will face no further action over his dismissal at Southampton on Saturday.

Mourinho was sent off by referee Craig Pawson in the final stages of Manchester United’s 1-0 win for encroaching onto the pitch.

The FA received the referee’s report this morning and as a consequence have decided no further action is necessary.

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Premier League's star front men
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Sergio Aguero, Romelu Lukaku, Alvaro Morata - six goals so far.

Harry Kane - four.

The Premier League's star front men are smashing them in for the title challengers. You are laughing if you had Morata as fantasy captain this week.

Who will win the golden boot at the end of the season and why?

Send us your views on Twitter using #bbcfootball text in on 81111 (UK only) or leave a comment on the Match of the Day Facebook page.

Magical Morata

Stoke 0-4 Chelsea


Alvaro Morata
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A brilliant hat-trick from Alvaro Morata helped Premier League champions Chelsea to a dominant win over Stoke City - their third in succession away from home this season.

The Spain striker showed composure to latch on to Cesar Azpilicueta's long ball over the top and slotting in past goalkeeper Jack Butland.

A wonderful run from the halfway line, ending with a smart finish from an angle, gave Chelsea their third before he completed his hat-trick by poking in from inside the six-yard box.

Capital gains

West Ham 2-3 Tottenham

Harry Kane

Talking of finding the net...August is well and truly behind Harry Kane.

The Tottenham and England striker famously struggles to score in the first month of the season but has more than made up for that in September, with eight goals in six appearances for club and country.

Two of those goals came against West Ham on Saturday. Not only were they Kane's first-ever goals away to the Hammers but they also took his record in top-flight London derbies to 21 goals in 29 games - an impressive ratio of a goal every 113 minutes.

No other player has a better record in derby matches in England's capital city.

Ref's report awaited on Jose

Southampton 0-1 Man Utd

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

Jose Mourinho
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The FA are waiting for the referee’s report on Jose Mourinho’s late dismissal at Southampton on Saturday.

They need to check whether Mourinho was sent off for encroachment - which TV replays showed to be marginal - or if there was another aspect to it.

Only when they have that information can they decide what action – if any – to take.

Mourinho did serve a touchline ban last season but that doesn’t necessarily have an impact on this case.

Lukaku agent on THAT song

Southampton 0-1 Man Utd

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

Mino Raiola
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Romelu Lukaku’s agent has weighed into the argument over THAT song.

Manchester United fans sang it again at Southampton on Saturday, prompting a tersely-worded statement from the Old Trafford club saying they will 'take action' against those responsible.

Now, Lukaku’s high-profile agent, Mino Raiola, has added his own thoughts.

He said: “We should be talking about Romelu’s performance as a player. At the moment, everyone is talking about the song.”

Five of United’s next six games are away from home, starting with Wednesday’s Champions League trip to CSKA Moscow. They play Liverpool at Anfield on 14 October.

Man Utd ask for CCTV

Southampton 0-1 Man Utd

Manchester United

Romelu Lukaku
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Manchester United have asked for CCTV footage to help identify fans who sang a controversial song about striker Romelu Lukaku during Saturday's win at Southampton.

Lukaku, 24, asked fans to "move on" from the chant on Friday.

However, the song was heard in United's 1-0 Premier League victory at St Mary's Stadium.

United said they will "take further action against individuals if this continues".

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Lukaku strikes again

Southampton 0-1 Man Utd

Manchester United

Romelu Lukaku

Six games, six goals for Romelu Lukaku.

It wasn't a free-flowing Manchester United performance, but the Red Devils held on for a 1-0 victory at Southampton.

The Belgian striker is joined at the top of the charts by Manchester City's Sergio Aguero and Chelsea front man Alvaro Morata.

But there was more chat on the Lukaku chant after the game.

Goals = titles?

Man City 5-0 Crystal Palace

Manchester City

Manchester City
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Another week, another big Manchester City win.

The 5-0 thumping of Palace means Pep Guardiola's side are the first team to have scored five or more goals in three consecutive top-flight matches for almost 60 years following a 5-0 defeat of Liverpool and a 6-0 win against Watford.

Blackburn were the last team to achieve the feat in the 1958-59 season.

City have now scored 21 goals after just six games, but does a big-scoring start to the season usually lead to winning the Premier League?

It is only the fifth time in Premier League history that the team top of the table after six games has scored 21 or more goals and on those previous four occasions, none of the sides have gone on to win the title.

The greatest team goal in Premier League history?

Man City 5-0 Crystal Palace

Manchester City

Fabian Delph

Manchester City appear to have nailed the art of a team goal.

Against West Brom in the League Cup on Wednesday, a move involving an incredible 52 passes and all 11 City players led to Leroy Sane scoring his first goal in a 2-1 victory.

Pep Guardiola's side followed that up with another outstanding collective effort against Crystal Palace on Saturday. A total of 31 passes were played by City's 10 outfield players in the build-up to Fabian Delph scoring his side's fifth in the 5-0 win at Etihad Stadium.

Hemed faces nervous wait

Brighton 1-0 Newcastle

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

Tomer Hemed
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The Football Association are reviewing the footage of Tomer Hemed’s alleged stamp on DeAndre Yedlin in Brighton’s win over Newcastle yesterday.

They also need to look at referee Andre Marriner’s report of the incident.

If Marriner did not see it and the FA feel there is a case to answer, three former referees will review it independently. If all three think it was worthy of a red card, a charge will be brought.

If the case is proved, Hemed would serve a three-match ban and would miss Premier League matches against Arsenal, Everton and West Ham.

The Daily Express

Tomer Hemed 'may face bans' says the Express.

We will bring you the latest on that later this morning.

The Daily Express
The Daily Express

The Times

'Caught on camera' says The Times. Brighton striker Tomer Hemed in the spotlight again.

The Times
The Times