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Nottingham Forest 0-1 Aston Villa: Hogan header spoils Karanka's opening game in charge

Aitor Karanka’s Nottingham Forest tenure began in frustrating fashion as Aston Villa claimed a comfortable 1-0 win at the City Ground. Steve Bruce’s side were rarely troubled once Scott Hogan’s 18th-minute header gave them the lead. Kieran Dowell forced a fine save from Sam Johnstone late on, but the Villa keeper was otherwise relatively untroubled as the visitors defended stoutly – and Forest looked short of ideas. It meant a disappointing start for former Middlesbrough boss Karanka, who agreed to become the permanent replacement for Mark Warburton on Monday, while…

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Arsenal 3-3 Liverpool: Both sides forced to share spoils in memorable match at the Emirates

Liverpool fended off three goals in five minutes from Arsenal to salvage a 3-3 Premier League draw at the Emirates Stadium. Roberto Firmino’s strike looped home off Petr Cech’s attempted save, to ensure the Reds left north London with a share of the spoils despite having earlier squandered a 2-0 lead. Alexis Sanchez, Granit Xhaka and Mesut Ozil found the net in a stunning second-half triple salvo, to put Arsenal 3-2 ahead having trailed to goals from Philippe Coutinho and Mohamed Salah. Jurgen Klopp’s visitors thought they had the game…

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Bournemouth 1-1 Southampton: South coast spoils are shared

Charlie Austin ensured the points were shared after an entertaining south coast derby. Southampton paid the price when Wesley Hoedt gave the ball to Josh King towards the end of the first half. Andrew Surman fed Ryan Fraser, who tucked away the opener. Bournemouth were also the architects of their own downfall when Lewis Cook gifted the ball to Oriol Romeu in a dangerous area. Austin made no mistake, converting Nathan Redmond’s clever cutback. Either side could have won it. The heavily-involved Austin and Nathan Ake had the clearest chances but in the…

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Leeds United 1-1 Aston Villa: Henri Lansbury strikes to share spoils at Elland Road

Henri Lansbury came off the bench to earn Aston Villa a 1-1 draw from a hard-fought Championship clash with Leeds at Elland Road. The midfielder had not featured since mid-September due to injury and he made up for lost time by firing in his first goal for the midlands club 19 minutes from time. Leeds had taken an early lead through Pontus Jansson’s header but they could not match their first-half intensity and had to settle for a point. United had earned a much-needed victory over Middlesbrough last time out…

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West Ham United 1-1 Leicester City: Spoils are shared on David Moyes' London Stadium debut

West Ham secured their first point under David Moyes as Cheikhou Kouyate’s header earned a 1-1 draw with Leicester. Things were looking bleak for new boss Moyes and the Hammers when Marc Albrighton gave Leicester the lead after only eight minutes. But Kouyate struck just before half-time to lift spirits around the London Stadium following their dreadful start to the season. A point was not enough to haul West Ham out of the Premier League relegation zone, but a vastly improved display at least offered some hope that they can…

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