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Summary

  1. Get involved: your best Premier League goal
  2. Pochettino says Eriksen 'mentally tired'
  3. Clement says Swansea game against Stoke is like a 'cup final'
  4. Hughton and Dyche speak later
  5. Six Premier League media conferences today
  6. Reaction to Rooney's long-range strike

Live Reporting

By Louise Gwilliam

All times stated are UK

Right, that's all we've got time for today.

Thanks for all your texts and tweets.

No conclusion on the best Premier League goal, we'll fight that out again another day.

Ta-ra.

A beer in 'The Dyche'?

Clarets fans could soon enjoy a pre-match pint at a local pub named after Sean Dyche.

The owners of The Princess Royal have said they will rename the bar "The Dyche" if he guides the team to European football in 2018.

Read the full story here.

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Christopher Crescent: I always remember Robbie Fowler's goal v Aston Villa where he turned Staunton inside out and then from outside the area hit an always-rising and swerving shot into the top corner. He was at the very peak of his powers that day.

Matthew Astbury: Georgi Kinkladze's stunner against saints in about 1995. Leaves 4 defenders for dead as they're hacking at his heels and dinks over keeper. Then follows it up with a screamer that rattles bar!!

No new injury concerns for Brighton

Brighton v Liverpool (15:00 GMT 2 December)

Brighton manager Chris Hughton confirms he has no fresh injury concerns ahead of their match against Liverpool. Steve Sidwell remains their only absentee.

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Pete McGrath: Lets not forget football outside the Premier League -Shaun Smith from the half way line for Crewe against Brentford in 1997 AND Nick Powell at Wembley Stadium against Cheltenham in the Play Off final 2012

Silva looking to win more silverware

David Silva says now he's extended his contract he wants to win more honours.

“I am incredibly proud of what I have achieved at City in my seven-and-a-half seasons here and with Pep in charge, I feel we are in a great position to win trophies this season and beyond.

“The style of football we are playing is a pleasure to be a part of and I look forward to winning more titles in the years to come," the Spaniard told Manchester City's official website.

At the end of his new deal, Silva will have spent a decade with the club.

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David Silva signs to 2020 - not a surprise as he does have great vision !!

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Still to come...

Updates from Brighton and Burnley as Chris Hughton and Sean Dyche speak to the media ahead of Saturday's fixtures.

And I'm still after your best Premier League goals. We've had hundreds of suggestions, I've opened it out to all other leagues, including non-league, AND of course it takes into account the period before 1992.

Open to everyone. Keep them coming on #bbcfootball or text 81111.

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Surprised no-ones mentioned either Peter Crouch’s volley against Man City for Stoke, or Fernando Torres similar goal for Liverpool against Blackburn. Both absolute beauties, fully intentional too.

From Jack in Nottingham

Crouch has had a mention (1343) but you're first in with the Torres strike, Jack.....

Sanches hasn't shown his talent - Clement

Stoke City v Swansea City (15:00 GMT 2 December)

Swansea boss Paul Clement is backing Renato Sanches to succeed at the club despite substituting him at half-time in their 1-0 loss at Chelsea.

"He's a player struggling for confidence, he's struggling for form.

"I don't think in any of the games he's played this year he's showed the kind of talent he has," said Clement.

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'This is like a cup final' - Clement

Stoke City v Swansea City (15:00 GMT, 2 December)

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Swansea have gone just over seven hours without a goal.

They last scored in a 2-1 defeat by Arsenal on 28 October.

They were also beaten 1-0 by Chelsea last night, but they will welcome back striker Tammy Abraham for their trip to Stoke on Saturday.

"It's the first time I've experienced this kind of run of form and it;s very frustrating," says manager Paul Clement.

"But I remain positive and I understand the nature football is you van get into these situations. But you can get out of them just as quick.

"I think we need to treat the game against Stoke as a cup final. Stoke are another team struggling for form.

"We are five games away now from the half-way point of the season and we're on nine points. We need to get as many points on the board as possible by the half-way point and then we know what we need to do."

Silva extends City stay

Good news for Manchester City fans - David Silva has signed a one-year contract extension to stay at the club through to 2020.

Pep seems pleased.....

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Burnley a 'big challenge'

Leicester v Burnley (15:00 GMT, 2 Dec)

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Leicester beat Tottenham 2-1 on Tuesday with goals from Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez.

"A goal is always beautiful, but the two last goals against Tottenham were amazing," says Claude Puel.

"The first goal was very interesting. When we watched this goal at the beginning of the move, there was good quality.

But the Foxes manager knows Burnley will be tough. They're above Tottenham in the table after all.

“We have to be careful," he says.

"We can watch Burnley and they’re a different team to last season. The table doesn’t lie. With confidence, they are a strong and physical team. It’s a big challenge for us.”

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Mark Embleton: Sorry but Xabi Alonso used to score from halfway for fun for LFC. All better than Rooney's effort

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Josh: In response to Andy Owens (12:56) if one was luck then they both were. Mkhitaryan's goal was actually offside. Anyway, Giroud won the puskas award for the goal so clearly those who know anything about football know that Giroud's one wasn't luck as you say

No new injuries for Leicester

Leicester v Burnley (15:00 GMT, 2 Dec)

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Meanwhile in Leicester, Claude Puel starts his media conference by confirming that he has no fresh injury concerns.

And Christian Fuchs returns to the squad on Saturday after missing the Spurs clash on Tuesday following the birth of his daughter.

Eriksen 'mentally tired'

Watford v Tottenham Hotspur (15:00 GMT, 2 Dec)

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More from Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, who was asked whether midfielder Cristian Eriksen is tired.

"Eriksen maybe mental more than physical," he said.

"On international duty he played two amazing games. He cannot rest and cannot stop so maybe he struggles a little bit. After every game the stats are unbelievable from him. But mental tiredness maybe possible."

And finally, he was asked about the Watford game.

"The team cannot wait to compete Saturday," he added. The team is focused again to try and win and give our best."

England's draw 'doesn't matter' - Hodgson

Roy Hodgson led England to a group stage exit at the 2014 World Cup but he feels Gareth Southgate shouldn't worry too much ahead of the draw for next summer's World Cup.....

"It doesn't matter what draw England get tomorrow. They will go to Russia with a very good team and I am sure they will do well. Gareth and his team will have confidence in the young players and the way the team is improving."

Friends reunited?

West Brom v Crystal Palace (15:00 GMT, 2 December)

More from Roy Hodgson, who isn't the only manager facing a former club at the Hawthorns...

"Alan's (Pardew) an experienced manager. He's been chosen by West Brom, so they clearly believe he's the man to take them up the table.

"It's not just him facing his old club Saturday, I enjoyed my time at WBA before England."

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Watford v Tottenham Hotspur (15:00 GMT, 2 Dec)

When asked about these results, Mauricio Pochettino laughed.

"We beat Real Madrid and Liverpool and had a great result," he said.

"But first of all I want to say thank you to the people who write this story because its more publicity for the book. The money it will raise for the charity."

Not convincing then...

Poch and that new book...

Watford v Tottenham Hotspur (15:00 GMT, 2 Dec)

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So the main theme of Mauricio Pochettino's press conference was Tottenham's terrible form since the release of his new book, 'Brave New World'.

Spurs have only taken four points from 15 since it was released on 26 October.

Coincidence? Hmmm...

“A few weeks ago we were in the top four," he said earlier today.

"We are very disappointed. Our form in Champions League was really good but the performance against Leicester wasn’t the best.

"Sometimes you need to be a bit more clinical or lucky to win the game. We need to build our momentum again.”

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Sam Foden: Peter Crouch v Manchester City. The ball didn't touch the floor from the goal kick.

Palace in better form - Hodgson

West Brom v Crystal Palace (15:00 GMT, 2 December)

Ahead of their game against West Brom on Saturday, Roy Hodgson believes Crystal Palace are starting to find a bit of form:

"It's been a better spell for us. The last 14 games divide quite clearly in half, they're quite different. The last 7 have been much more productive.

"It was important to get the clean sheet (against Brighton). If you get a clean sheet you then have a chance of nicking a goal to get the three points. A lot more work to be done and we're all aware of that."

Leicester up next...

Leicester v Burnley (15:00 GMT, 2 Dec)

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Hooray.

Leicester manager Claude Puel is in the building, and he's coming up shortly.

The Frenchman secured a win against Tottenham on Tuesday - the biggest result since he took over - and has amassed a quietly impressive record in his first month on the job.

Let's hear what he has to say...

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Paolo Di Canio vs. Wimbledon. 17 years on and everyone's still trying to recreate it in five-a-side.

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Are we really praising Rooney for simply kicking a football into an open goal? There are hundreds of better goals than that!

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English football needs 'Rooney Rule' for coaches

Only 22 of the 482 senior coaching roles in English football's top four divisions are held by black and ethnic minority coaches, according to new research.

The Sports People's Think Tank say progress since 2014 has been and they've called on English football to adopt the 'Rooney Rule'.

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Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was named Northampton Town boss in September

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Loyd Owusu-Asante: Lingard scored a fantastic goal yet hardly got a mention

Chris Benett: Best premier league goal...has to be Jermaine Defoe against Newcastle - what a volley!

Jack Richardson: Wilshire against Norwich for me. That is the goal to show someone how beautiful football can be.

Threlkeld will go in 'full steam'

Plymouth Argyle defender Oscar Threlkeld made his comeback earlier this week after missing 21 matches with a broken leg.

Despite his time on the sidelines, he says he has no plans to change his game.

You can read more here.

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Rooney's goal was a culmination of class and experience. Everyone is so negative and quick to throw away any praise he deserves. What would people be saying if Salah or Hazard scored a goal like that last night?

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Andy Owens: Sorry but Giroud's 'scorpion kick' was a dangle a leg and hope it went toward goal. Unlike Mkhitaryan who just days earlier knew exactly what he was doing and was in full control.

Mo Salah and Sadio Mane give Liverpool 'a different dimension' - Rush

They've scored 22 goals for Liverpool between them this season and the legendary former Reds striker Ian Rush likes what he sees.....

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Watford v Tottenham Hotspur (15:00 GMT, 2 Dec)

But no change for Toby Alderweireld (hamstring) and Victor Wanyama (knee).

They're both still unavailable as they continue their rehab.

Winks back for Spurs

Watford v Tottenham Hotspur (15:00 GMT, 2 Dec)

Tottenham have fallen to seventh in the table, and they face Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday.

Erik Lamela made his return after more than a year out of the game against Leicester and midfielder Harry Winks is back in contention against Watford following an illness.

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Mauricio Pochettino coming up...

Watford v Tottenham Hotspur (15:00 GMT, 2 Dec)

Tottenham fell to a 2-1 defeat by Leicester at the King Power stadium on Tuesday.

They have won just one of their last six games away from European competition.

Has topping their Champions League group, with victories over Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, masked a crisis in the Premier League?

Let's hear from the manager...

It's getting closer....

The World Cup draw takes place for real at 15:00 GMT tommorow....

Presumably that's where all the journalists have got to.

You can watch that live on BBC Two and the BBC Sport website and app, and listen on BBC Radio 5 live.

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Tough crowd

Watford v Tottenham Hotspur (15:00 GMT, 2 Dec)

Where is everyone?

George Cummins is at Mauricio Pochettino's news conference for BBC Radio 5 live.

And he seems to be the only one...

Poch will be speaking ahead of Spurs' trip to Watford on Saturday, we hope.

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Jewell in at League One Oldham

Paul Jewell says he doesn't want the manager's job after being appointed as Richie Wellens' assistant at Oldham Athletic.

Jewell got Bradford and Wigan promoted into the Premier League and says he's at Oldham to give Wellens the benefit of his experience.

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More love for Wayne Rooney

Everton 4-0 West Ham

Rooney said "I hit it as well as I've ever hit a football," and his long-range strike also has 'the Bomber's approval.....

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Rangers getting closer to a new manager - King

Rangers are making progress in their hunt for a new manager, according to chairman Dave King.

The club sacked Pedro Caixinha five weeks ago and King has told the club's AGM thet developments are imminent and the new manager will be offered a three-year contract.

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