Here are the latest stories for Monday.
SWANSEA: The club have named former United States boss Bob Bradley as their new coach after parting company with Francesco Guidolin.
ENGLAND: Interim manager Gareth Southgate believes Wayne Rooney remains the “outstanding leader” in the national team as he confirmed that the Manchester United man would retain his country’s captaincy.
– Alan Shearer believes Marcus Rashford should start for England against Malta on Saturday — but Wayne Rooney should not be playing behind him.
– Manchester United forwards Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard have been recalled by England’s new interim manager Gareth Southgate.
PREMIER LEAGUE: Tottenham Hotspur inflicted a first defeat on Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City with a 1-0 win at White Hart Lane. Arsenal beat Burnley with an injury-time goal, Stoke City midfielder Joe Allen scored a late equaliser to earn a 1-1 draw at Manchester United and Leicester City were held to a 0-0 home draw by Southampton. FULL REVIEW
LA LIGA: Barcelona were stunned for the second straight season at Celta Vigo on Sunday, losing 4-3. Real Madrid missed the chance to move back to the top of the Primera Division table as they drew 1-1 at home to Eibar, while Atletico Madrid beat Valencia 2-0 at the Mestella, Villarreal drew with Espanyol and Athletic Bilbao lost 2-1 to Malaga. FULL REVIEW
NICE: Nice coach Lucien Favre has said he struggled to understand Mario Balotelli’s red card against Lorient and is backing the striker to deliver more than just goals this season.
SERIE A: Juventus stayed top of Serie A with a convincing 3-0 victory at Empoli. Roma secured a scintillating 2-1 victory over Inter Milan, while AC Milan won a 4-3 thriller against Sassuolo but Napoli‘s unbeaten start ended 1-0 vs. Atalanta. There were also wins for Torino, Genoa and Cagliari while Sampdoria and Palermo drew 1-1. FULL REVIEW
MAN CITY: Pep Guardiola admitted Tottenham had been “one step in front” of his side in Sunday’s 2-0 defeat at White Hart Lane.
TOTTENHAM: Mauricio Pochettino described the 2-0 win over Manchester City on Sunday as “nearly perfect” and challenged his players to maintain that level for the rest of the season.
ARSENAL: The Gunners are preparing to offer defender Hector Bellerin a new deal to secure his future at the Emirates Stadium, sources close to the club have told ESPN FC.
– Arsene Wenger admitted Arsenal had been lucky to get a 1-0 win at Burnley on Sunday after a last-ditch winner went in off Laurent Koscielny’s arm.
MAN UNITED: Henrikh Mkhitaryan is likely to miss Armenia’s games against Romania and Poland following a request from Manchester United, the nation’s FA has confirmed.
– United are stepping up their interest in Racing Genk attacker Leon Bailey, sources close to the Premier League club have told ESPN FC.
– Jose Mourinho said his team should have had a “fat result,” scoring five or six goals, instead of a 1-1 home draw with Stoke City on Sunday.
BARCELONA: Luis Enrique says he’s to blame after Barcelona leaked four goals away to Celta Vigo for a second season in succession as they were beaten 4-3 at Balaidos on Sunday.
– Goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen apologised to his teammates for making the mistake which he felt cost his side the game against Celta Vigo on Sunday.
REAL MADRID: Zinedine Zidane denied his team were in crisis after Sunday’s shock 1-1 La Liga draw against Eibar at the Bernabeu.
– Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo says his new hotel ventures form part of preparing for his life after football — although the 31-year-old says he still sees himself playing for another decade or so.
LIVERPOOL: Jurgen Klopp says he has no intention of celebrating his first year in charge of Liverpool as there is plenty of work still to be done.
ASTON VILLA: The club have sacked Roberto Di Matteo with the club 19th in the Championship. Villa won just one of their 11 league games under the former Chelsea and Schalke boss.
– Steve Bruce is interested in the vacant manager’s job at Aston Villa, sources close to the former Hull City boss have told ESPN FC.
CAMEROON: Former Cameroon international Rigobert Song is in a coma after suffering a stroke on Sunday, L’Equipe has reported.
WORLD CUP: Germany head coach Joachim Low has warned against expanding the World Cup to 40 teams, saying it will “dilute the sporting value” of the tournament.
WEST HAM: Co-owner David Sullivan has played down the crowd disturbances during Saturday’s home match with Middlesbrough, saying reports on the trouble have been “sensationalised.”
BORUSSIA DORTMUND: Marco Reus is edging closer to a return to action as he battles to overcome the groin injury he sustained in May.
FRANCE: Karim Benzema hopes to be able to play again for France, despite the ongoing police investigation that saw him excluded from Les Bleus‘ Euro 2016 squad.
UNITED STATES: Jurgen Klinsmann has called in a mix of veterans and emerging talents to his squad ahead of upcoming friendlies against Cuba and New Zealand on Oct. 7 and 11, respectively.
MLS: Brad Evans scored with a late penalty kick as the Seattle Sounders beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1, while Montreal Impact beat Orlando City FC 1-0.
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