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  1. Everton beat Swansea 3-1
  2. Sam Allardyce has taken 10 points from 12
  3. Swansea are bottom of the table
  4. David Moyes says he could manage any team in the world
  5. Arsenal v West Ham and Leicester v Man City in Carabao Cup (19:45 GMT)

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  1. Post update

    Right - that's your lot for now, thanks for your input this morning. We'll be back later with coverage of tonight's League Cup matches.

  2. Breaking News - Police make arrest in Sterling case

    A bit of breaking news to bring you now and Police investigating allegations Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling was the subject of a "hate crime" have made an arrest.

    It was reported Sterling was racially abused and attacked on Saturday after arriving at City's training ground. The club has not commented on the allegation.

    Raheem Sterling
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    We've had plenty of reaction to David Moyes comments that he could do a job at any club in the world....

    Monty Road: Simples: Totally deluded, his recent past record at Man Utd, Real Sociedad and Sunderland do not back-up his self delusion.

    russell: Best Xmas joke ive heard upto now. Self praise is no recommendation.

    Preston232: at Utd that was well past it's best made the job hard, even Fergie would have found it difficult that season, and then Sunderland a team that didn't give a damn. At least West Ham have some fight in them, and I'm sure he'll get the best from the team.

    bigfoot: Good luck to him. An exaggeration of course but he deserves a change in fortune.

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    SMS Message: I’m a Wigan fan and we loved Bobby Martinez - one of original 3 Amigos - as a manager. We probably never thought he could manage at a higher level after his time at Everton , but the way he’s taken Belgium to the edge of being world beaters is positively shocking and great to see. A great manager learning his trade from job to job. from Glen - Manchester
    Glen - Manchester
  5. Ratcliffe concerned for Clement

    Everton 3-1 Swansea City

    The former Wales captain Kevin Ratcliffe says he fears for Paul Clement's future after defeat at Everton leaves Swansea with one win in their last ten matches.

    "It needs to change at the top. It's just not working for the lad. Whatever he's tried it's just not good enough. I do fear for Paul Clement's future, it's not nice to talk about managers losing their jobs, but you've got to think of the football club. You've got to think where it wants to be and at this moment in time this club is going to be in the Championship next season."

    Clement was asked by BBC Radio Wales last night if he expected to make it to January as boss at the Liberty Stadium.

    "I'm just going to focus on that," he replied.

    Paul Clement
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    Charles Sphere: A "good" manager is MADE by having the LUCK to BUY a group of very special players. When they click, magic happens. It is all down to a few talented players. Nothing more. It's not rocket science, you know.

  7. Walcott to return for Gunners

    Arsenal v West Ham (19:45 GMT)

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is planning to rotate his squad for tonight's League Cup quarter final against West Ham, with Theo Walcott starting after a groin injury.

    "We have so many quality players who did not start on Saturday [a 1-0 win over Newcastle]. You cannot say that you prefer to play a player who has played three games in six days to a guy who is at the same level and is completely fresh.

    "The players who will start are basically all international players," said Wenger.

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    SMS Message: As an Evertonian I simultaneously have a soft spot for Moyes and resent everything he says, but in this case I think people are overreacting. He's clearly saying that, in himself, he believes he could do any job, which is self confidence, not arrogance. He's not saying he is the best manager in the world. On Big Sam, the Chelsea game is the acid test. Liverpool are the only big side we've played so far and we got lucky. Let's see how he does at home to the champions, then we can judge his start. from Oscar, St. Albans
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    Jake Clay: David Moyes = the new Nicklas Bendtner 'best in the world's #delusional

  10. Man United would be top in any other season - Lingard

    Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard says his side would be top of the Premier League "in any other year".

    United are second in the table after winning 13 of their first 18 games - but they trail league leaders Manchester City by 11 points.

    "I think any other season we would be top with the points we have, so as long as we keep winning we will see where we are," said Lingard

    Jesse Lingard

    Is he right?

    Well, United's record of 41 points (with a +27 goal difference) from 18 games would have put them top in 12 of the 25 Premier League seasons to date - most recently in 2015-16.

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    Tony Mullin: West Ham and Everton are merely getting back to where they should be, a bounce was almost inevitable, the test is yet to come

  12. Sanchez not putting a shift in - Wright

    Look away now Alexis Sanchez - Ian Wright has had his say on your form and he's scathing.

    The Arsenal legend told BBC Radio 5 live Sanchez is "not putting in a shift" and looks as though he has "clocked off".

    Sanchez is out of contract at the end of the season and Wright added: "The way he's playing now, I can't see how that is going to hurt Arsenal."


    Alexis Sanchez

    Incidentally it is Sanchez's birthday today - many happy returns.

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    Paul Skinback: Can't believe Moyes hasn't been through enough in his career to know he's on a hiding to nothing chatting himself up like that. As soon as they lose 2 on the trot he'll get RT'd and pounded all day. #clueless

  14. Joe Hart returns for the Hammers

    Arsenal v West Ham (19:45 GMT)

    David Moyes has taken time out from talking up his credentials to confirm that Joe Hart will start in goal for West Ham tonight.

    "He's been very good around the place and he's ready to play," said David Moyes.

    Hammers playmaker Manuel Lanzini is set to miss the game, unless the club successfully contest his two game ban for diving.

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    cool like fonzi: His (Moyes) big test was at Sunderland where he had to rely purely on his skills as a manager and not the depth of the owner’s pockets. Speaks for itself. Not charismatic enough as a leader for me, couldn’t rally the fan base, always rubbed people the wrong way and built zero momentum...

    dhl: The problem with football is, that it seems no matter how rubbish you are as a manager, there is always someone else out there who will hire you. The football management merry-go-round proves that you don't need to be a good manager to get a job you just need to have broken into management in the first place and you are set for life. Once you have a foot in the door you are in for life.

  16. Foxes could also make changes

    Leicester City v Man City (19:45 GMT)

    Claude Puel guided Southampton to last year's Carabao Cup final and he faces a tough task to do the same this time around, given Man City are in town.

    Robert Huth and midfielder Matty James remain out through injury.

    "The next game will tell us if this [winning the cup] is possible or not because we have to play a fantastic team," Puel said.

    "They are the top team in Europe and it's difficult to beat this team - all the teams try without a good result.

    "It's a unique game, a quarter-final, a cup game and not a Premier League game and with the support of our fans we can make a fortress at the King Power Stadium."

    Leicester fans

    Can Leicester's fans help them over the line against City tonight?

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    SMS Message: The route to a good manager ? £££££ (eg. Pep G) or £ (eg. Sean D) ? How many times do we see good players transferred from the £lesser clubs only to see them disappear into mediocrity at a £bigger club through ineffective management ? from Peter, Manchester
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  18. Man City to make Carabao Cup changes?

    Leicester City v Man City (19:45 GMT)

    Pep Guardiola says it "breaks my heart" when he has to leave out players, as he considers changes for their quarter-final at Leicester tonight.

    Vincent Kompany is a doubt with a muscle problem and David Silva could be absent for personal reasons.

    Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo and midfielder Yaya Toure could come into the team.

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    Advocateur: Maybe Moyes is referring to the impact of a new manager in the first few games. Only this way do his failures make sense.

    stonesthrower: Many people seem to have it in for Moyes. How much have Man Utd spent since his departure? They have 2 FA Cups and Europa League to show for it and hardly set the world alight with their sexy style of play. I hope West Ham do well under Moyes.

  20. City keen to tie down Kevin de Bruyne

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    I promised you more on Kevin de Bruyne and here it is from our reporter Simon Stone.....

    Man City are close to agreeing a new long-term contract with star midfielder Kevin de Bruyne.

    The Belgium international, 26, signed a six-year deal when he joined City from Wolfsburg for a club record £55m in 2015.

    City want to recognise De Bruyne's stellar performances in their 16-match winning run in the Premier League, in addition to extending his deal.

    "I am very happy and I have no feeling to go anywhere else," De Bruyne said.

    The former Chelsea player has scored six goals and assisted eight in the Premier League this season and is already a leading contender for the major player of the year awards.

    City also expect to agree a new contract with Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho, whose deal expires at the end of the season.