Liverpool showed many of the qualities that characterise a vintage Jurgen Klopp side when they drew 1-1 at Tottenham on Saturday. They pressed cohesively and launched scintillating counterattacks, and only some wasteful finishing kept Spurs from going 2-0 down.
In a balanced opening, the Reds produced the first big opportunity through a pressing trap that dispossessed Christian Eriksen to set up Philippe Coutinho from close range. Spurs had some half-chances too, but Liverpool's central midfield...
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero could miss the derby against Manchester United next month if retrospective disciplinary action is taken against him for appearing to elbow Winston Reid.
The incident, which happened as he challenged the West Ham defender for a long clearance, was not punished by referee Andre Marriner but could see him banned by the FA for games including the Sept. 10 clash at Old Trafford.
"I didn't see [the incident] so I cannot comment," City manager Pep Guardiola said.
For around a decade, a frequent lament about Arsenal is that they never really replaced Patrick Vieira. The man who was the driving heart of Arsene Wenger's great teams in the late 1990s and early 2000s left in 2006; since then, their midfield has largely consisted of neat, nice, skilful players whose balance would be challenged by a healthy breeze.
The pain of those who pine for a new Vieira continues, but Wenger might just have signed a player in the mould of his old midfield partner. "He's...