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Transfer Rater: Ruben Neves to Wolves


Weekend numbers: Ronaldo's missed 50, flying Reds and another PogBrace

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Liverpool ended the year with a 5-1 thrashing of Arsenal, while Manchester United continued their impressive start under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, brushing aside Bournemouth 4-1. Over in Italy, Juventus entered the winter after a VAR-controversy fueled 2-1 win over Sampdoria thanks to a brace from... who else, Cristiano Ronaldo. 

Here, then, are the best of the numbers from the last bit of footballing action in 2018.


Roberto Firmino's hat trick is the sixth in fixtures between Liverpool and Arsenal...

Salah's return to top form is key to Liverpool's growing Premier League title hopes

Liverpool impressed yet again with a comfortable win over Wolves at Molineux, extending their lead to four points at the top of the Premier League table.

It was Liverpool manager Bill Shankly who claimed that "form is temporary and class is permanent," but it is a statement that could have been dreamed up by Jurgen Klopp to describe Mohamed Salah.

The Liverpool forward has not had a bad season at Anfield by any means, but he was so exceptionally good during his first campaign at the club, in 2017-18, that he was always going to be measured to an impossible standard this time around. That has proven to be the case. Nobody has been talking up Salah's...

Marcos Alonso, Chelsea punished twice by Wolves for falling asleep at the back

WOLVERHAMPTON, England -- Three points from the Molineux Stadium on Wolves' 2-1 win over Chelsea in the Premier League.

1. Chelsea collapse after half-time

As his side collapsed in a mad four second-half minutes, Maurizio Sarri bowed his head and crossed his arms, as if silently wondering what has become of the team that went deep into November before losing a Premier League game.

In truth, Sarri has been warning about this for a while, like those scientists who have been telling everybody...

Transfer Talk: Wolverhampton to demand record fee for Ruben Neves

Stewart Robson explains why Maurizio Sarri's side struggled to come away from the London Stadium with a victory over West Ham.

The transfer window for all of Europe's big five leagues is closed, but that doesn't stop Transfer Talk from rummaging around about who will be moving where come January.

Wolves to demand Premier League record fee for Neves

Manchester City will have to break the Premier League transfer record to sign Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves, according to the Times.

City were linked with Portugal international Neves in the summer and remain interested in him, but Wolves will demand £110 million -- significantly...

Man United's winning run comes to an frustrating end. Is this the new norm?

MANCHESTER, England -- It was debatable which was more worrying at Old Trafford on Saturday: Manchester United's 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers or the reasoning Jose Mourinho gave afterwards for the result.

Mourinho has warned repeatedly this could be a "difficult" season, most recently at a news conference on Friday. That came after three straight wins for the first time since April, but Mourinho will feel that at the moment, nothing is straightforward.

There were spells against both...

Manchester United see best and worst of Paul Pogba in draw vs. Wolves

MANCHESTER, England -- Three points from Old Trafford as Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League.

1. The best and worst of Pogba as United are held

Questions about Paul Pogba have never been about his talent, rather about whether he can do it week after week and whether the moments of brilliance are more frequent than those of frustration.

Against Wolves at Old Trafford on Saturday, he showcased the best of what he brings to this Manchester...