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Latest football news from around the world, with features and interviews with the biggest stars of the English Premier League, Spanish La Liga, German Bundesliga and Italian Serie A.

Leicester crash Lampard’s Chelsea home-coming party

Leicester deny Frank Lampard's Chelsea taking all three points on his home debut as boss.

Lundstram strike gives Sheffield Utd 1-0 win over Palace

John Lundstram's goal gives Sheffield United their first Premier League win in more than 12 years.

Former England defender Ashley Cole calls time on 20-year career

One of England’s most decorated players calls time on 20-year career and hopes to go into coaching.

Bruce prepared to face flak after poor Newcastle start

Steve Bruce says when things don’t go right a manager deserves some flack.

Klopp makes light of Adrian howler

Jurgen Klopp chooses to deploy humour when asked about Adrian’s blunder.

Brazil-born Elkeson included in China squad in landmark move

Elkeson is set to be the first player without Chinese heritage to represent China.

‘Proud’ Lampard eyes first Chelsea win in home debut

Frank Lampard sees good things in their defeats to Manchester United and Liverpool as he eyes victory against Leicester.

Fix it, says Guardiola after VAR denies City victory

This is the second time City have been frustrated by VAR against Tottenham following last season's Champions League quarterfinal second leg.

Klopp impressed as Liverpool hold firm to see off Saints

Liverpool struggled in the first half and it was completely against the run of play when Sadio Mane put the team ahead in first-half stoppage-time at St Mary's.

Old grudge between Honduras football fans sparks riot that kills 3

The riot broke out after crowds threw stones at the bus carrying members of the Motagua team, sending shards of window glass at the players inside, according to the Motagua club.

Mallorca make dream start to life back in La Liga

Backed by American former professional tennis player Andy Kohlberg and Robert Sarver, owner of NBA team Phoenix Suns, the good times appear to be returning for the 100-year-old club.

Bale to stay after helping Madrid in Celta win, says Zidane

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale was reportedly on the verge of signing for Chinese club Jiangsu Suning in July, but the move was called off.

City held by Spurs amid new VAR controversy

Lucas Moura rescues a point for Spurs by scoring with his first touch after coming on as a substitute before Gabriel Jesus has stoppage-time goal ruled out by VAR for Aymeric Laporte's handball.

Dortmund crush Augsburg to set title marker in season opener

Goals from Paco Alcacer, Jadon Sancho and Marco Reus help Borussia Dortmund recover from conceding an early goal to land an emphatic opening-day victory over Augsburg.

Kroos piledriver helps 10-man Madrid win at Celta

Real Madrid start off their new campaign with a win over Celta Vigo as Karim Benzema, Toni Kroos and Lucas Vasquez get on the scoresheet.

Trossard shines on debut as Brighton draw 1-1 with West Ham

Leandro Trossard's superb strike earned Brighton a point after Javier Hernandez put West Ham ahead early in the second half.

No home joy for Villa as Bournemouth earn first victory

Douglas Luiz scores an early goal of the season contender but goals from Joshua King and Harry Wilson seal the victory for Bournemouth.

Bernard’s early goal earns Everton a nervy win over Watford

Bernard's early strike gives Marco Silva a win against his old club as Everton hang on to win all three points while leaving Watford at the bottom of the table.

Teemu Pukki’s hat-trick gives Norwich comfortable win over Newcastle

The Norwich City striker's hat-trick gave the club their first home victory in the Premier League after a three-year absence.

Mane and Firmino give Liverpool 2-1 win at Southampton

Goals from Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane help Liverpool survive a late scare as Super Cup hero Adrian commits huge blunder to allow Southampton's Danny Ings to score against his former team.

Bayern sign French starlet Cuisance, put Sane bid on ice

Bayern shells out €10 million for French youngster Mickael Cuisance.

Malaysia edge Indonesia 4-3 in AFF Under-18 championship semis

Malaysia have a chance to defend their title, facing off against Australia in the final on Monday.

Aubameyang sinks Burnley to maintain Arsenal’s winning start

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's superb strike maintains the Gunners' perfect start to the season after Ashley Barnes cancelled out Alexandre Lacazette's first-half opener.

James’ work rate has earned teammates’ respect, says Solskjaer

Daniel James’s hard work has seen him earn praise from manger and teammates alike.