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England on the brink of series defeat at the WACA

England were left needing a miracle in the middle or help from the elements to pull off a great escape in Perth.

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Mauricio Pochettino is in a confident mood before facing Manchester City (Daniel Hambury/PA Images)

Mauricio Pochettino hoping Tottenham can play the right tune at the Etihad

Mauricio Pochettino will have no problem with Tottenham turning up the music if they pull off a shock win against unbeaten Manchester City on Saturday.

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Bradley Lowery will be honoured at the BBC Sports Personality Awards (Peter Byrne/PA )

Bradley Lowery to be honoured at BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards

Bradley Lowery is to be honoured posthumously with the Helen Rollason award at BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017.

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James Vince scored a half-century (Trevor Collens/AP)

James Vince: We must believe England can retain the Ashes

James Vince hopes England can remain in the Ashes despite the fact his rearguard effort was cut off by a devilish crack in the WACA pitch as Mitchell Starc served up an unplayable delivery.

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Kevin De Bruyne was amongst the goals as Manchester City beat Tottenham 4-1 at the Etihad (Martin Rickett/PA )

Unstoppable City put sorry Spurs to the sword

Leaders Manchester City powered to their 16th successive win in the Premier League with a 4-1 thrashing of Tottenham at the Etihad Stadium.

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Paul Farbrace admits England's bowlers are up against it at the WACA (Simon Cooper/PA)

Farbrace acknowledges England bowling limitations but refuses to concede defeat

England admit Steve Smith and Mitch Marsh have exposed the limitations of their bowling attack overseas – but insist the Ashes are far from lost yet.

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Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho tussled in last weekend's Manchester derby (Martin Rickett/PA)

City boss Pep Guardiola dismisses Jose Mourinho’s ‘tactical fouls’ claim

Pep Guardiola has dismissed Jose Mourinho’s claim that Manchester City are prepared to commit ‘tactical fouls’.

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Marcos Alonso broke the deadlock for Chelsea in first half stoppage time (Tim Ireland/AP)

Alonso scores winner for clock-watching Conte

Marcos Alonso’s pinpoint free-kick gave Chelsea a 1-0 victory over Southampton.

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Thibaut Courtois helped Chelsea to victory on Saturday

Thibaut Courtois urges Chelsea to keep up pressure on Manchester City

Thibaut Courtois says Chelsea must maintain their winning sequence to be in a position to pounce if Manchester City slip up.

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Mesut Ozil scored for Arsenal in the 23rd minute against Newcastle (Joe Giddens/PA )

Mesut Ozil fires Arsenal to victory over Newcastle

Arsenal returned to winning ways but had Mesut Ozil to thank for scoring a wonderful winner on an otherwise average afternoon for the Gunners as they toiled against out of form Newcastle.

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Elliot Daly at the double as Wasps sting La Rochelle

Elliot Daly scored two tries as Wasps kept alive their hopes of progressing to the Champions Cup quarter-finals with a hard-fought 21-3 victory.

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Jose Mourinho is thinking about the January sales (Martin Rickett/PA)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho making plans for January sales

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has paved the way for departures next month, stating “every player has a price”.

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Juve sweep past Bologna as Milan’s misery deepens

Reigning champions Juventus stormed back into second place in the Serie A table, while AC Milan’s imploding season took another turn for the worse.

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Lucas Vazquez: I knew Cristiano Ronaldo would score in Club World Cup triumph

Lucas Vazquez revealed after Real Madrid’s Club World Cup success that he knew Cristiano Ronaldo would score in the final against Gremio.

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Sire De Grugy, trained by Gary Moore, has been retired

Jamie Moore praise for Sire De Grugy as retirement announced of popular chaser

Jockey Jamie Moore feels Sire De Grugy “achieved as much as he possibly could” following the 11-year-old’s retirement from racing.

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Harry Cochrane

Hearts emphatically end Celtic’s long unbeaten run

Hearts ended Celtic’s 69-game unbeaten domestic run in stunning fashion with a 4-0 hammering of the Ladbrokes Premiership champions at Tynecastle.

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Australia v England ? 2017/18 Ashes Series ? Third Test ? Day Four ? WACA Ground

Ashes third Test day four – in pictures and social

England were left needing a miracle in the middle or help from the elements to pull off a great escape in Perth.

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Gabriel Jesus in action for Manchester City against Tottenham

Premier League leaders Manchester City have no intention of easing up – Jesus

Gabriel Jesus has warned that Manchester City have no intention of easing up.

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Steve Smith celebrates his double-century (Jason O'Brien/PA)

Australia could get the Ashes for Christmas as England on verge of heavy defeat

Steve Smith and Mitch Marsh’s triple-century stand piled on the Perth misery to leave England on the brink of losing the Ashes.

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Dawid Malan leaves the field as rain stops play

Australia v England – story of day four

England were left needing a miracle in the middle or help from the elements to pull off a great escape in Perth.

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