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Sunday 29 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Premier League

# Transfer
'I was adamant to come here' - Michael Obafemi delight at finally sealing Burnley move
The Ireland striker joins on loan until the end of this season, with an option to make it permanent.
28th January 2023
# foot out the door
Wantaway Moises Caicedo ‘given time off’ by Brighton
The Ecuador international has stated his desire to leave the club.
Last week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
# Transfer News
Competition for Ireland's Hodge as Wolves agree deal for Flamengo midfielder
Joao Gomes is set to join the Premier League club in a €17 million move.
# Wanted
Arsenal launch €68 million bid for in-demand Brighton star
Chelsea have also been linked with a move for Moises Caicedo.
# Pen to Paper
Cork City teenage striker makes move to Brighton, Maguire leaves Preston for Coventry
Elsewhere, former St Pat’s defender Luke McNally has left Burnley on loan.
# Money Talks
LOI clubs continue to make modest gains in player transfer fees
A new report also found that Manchester United were the biggest spenders in 2022, as the English clubs continued to exert their dominance.
# Punishment
Newcastle star Joelinton fined after admitting drink driving
The Brazilian failed a breath test in the early hours of 12 January.
# hot prospect
18-year-old starlet admits surprise at rapid Liverpool rise
Stefan Bajcetic made his first Premier League start in the goalless draw against Chelsea last weekend.
# Unsettled
'Not for sale' - Everton's majority shareholder not walking away despite fan fury
Farhad Moshiri say he us staying with the crisis-ridden Premier League club.
# High praise
‘Best goalkeeper in the world’ hailed after Newcastle win
Bruno Guimaraes is a big admirer of Nick Pope.
# Wanted
Amid PSG links, Ten Hag urges Rashford to stay
Man United have failed to win the Premier League since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.
# Inquiry
Three men arrested over alleged homophobic chanting at Liverpool v Chelsea game
Two arrests took place outside the stadium on Anfield Road with the other inside the arena itself.
# Must do better
'If you want to win trophies, we have to change our mentality' - Ten Hag
Eddie Nketiah struck in the closing minutes at the Emirates to claim a dramatic victory for the Premier League leaders.
# entertainment value
Arsenal earn thrilling win over Man United to make title statement
Eddie Nketiah starred as Mikel Arteta’s men claimed a big three points.
# main man
Ronaldo starts with a win after becoming best-paid footballer in history
The 37-year-old moved to Saudi Arabia for deals totalling more than €400 million.
# off form
Thiago Alcantara admits Liverpool's 63-game season has taken its toll
Brentford’s point at Leeds on Sunday dropped the Reds back down to ninth.
# Explanation
Marsch defends not playing €41 million record signing in Leeds stalemate
Georginio Rutter had to be content with a place on the bench against Brentford.
# Wanted
Amid interest from Liverpool and Chelsea, teen sensation commits to Dortmund
Youssoufa Moukoko was set to become a free agent in the summer of 2023.
This month
January 2023
# Wrap
Further misery for Lampard as Everton suffer hammer blow at Moyes' West Ham
The Toffees’ under-fire owners were in attendance as Jarrod Bowen scored both goals for their fellow strugglers.
# back of the net
Brilliant late Evan Ferguson header rescues draw for Brighton against Leicester
Ferguson came off the bench in the 66th minute.
# Report
Drab draw leaves Liverpool and Chelsea still mired in mid-table
The sides could not be separated at Anfield.
# talking point
What has happened to Liverpool?
Jurgen Klopp’s men will be desperate for three points against Chelsea today after hitting new lows away to Brighton last weekend.
# out of sorts
Wolves' €31 million man was unhappy and 'wanted to leave'
Goncalo Guedes has joined Benfica on loan for the rest of the season, just 165 days after moving to Molineux.
# Transfer News
Ex-Man United star Depay departs Barcelona
The attacker has joined Atletico Madrid for €3 million.
# Reaction
Pep Guardiola hits out: 'There's nothing from the stomach, from the guts and we were lucky'
Man City came from behind to defeat Spurs tonight.
# Premier League
Man City stage stunning second-half recovery to beat Spurs
City moved to within five points of leaders Arsenal after rallying from 2-0 down against Tottenham.
# Mental Health
Jesse Lingard drank to ‘take pain away’ during last days at Man United
The England international made over 230 senior appearances for the Red Devils.
# One for the future
Leeds refuse to put a value on two-goal teenage starlet
Willy Gnonto won the man-of-the-match award during his side’s win over Cardiff.
# Explanation
Man City star De Bruyne's temporary absence due to 'personal issue'
The midfielder is now back training and in contention to face Spurs.
# Development
Brighton confirm Enock Mwepu taken ill and undergoing tests
The former player was forced to retire from football at the age of 24 after being diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening heart condition.
# scrutiny
Guardiola defends side amid claims Man City 'a better team without Haaland'
The striker managed just 19 touches at Old Trafford.
# back on track
Havertz on target as Chelsea ease pressure on manager Potter
Chelsea picked up their second Premier League victory since October with a 1-0 win against Crystal Palace
# easy does it
'Too early to think about that' - Shaw plays down Man United title talk after derby win
United stunned the defending champions on Saturday.
# Look on the Bright side
Ferguson catches the eye again as Brighton outclass dismal Liverpool
Ireland international’s threaded pass set up Solly March for his second of the afternoon.
# manchester is red
United come from behind to win Manchester derby
Marcus Rashford scored the winner as Erik ten Hag’s side beat Manchester City 2-1 at Old Trafford.
# statement
Everton board ordered not to attend match due to safety threat
Fans are understood to be planning a protest at Saturday’s game against Southampton.
# Derby Day
Erik ten Hag eager to test Manchester United against ‘the best’ in derby clash with City
Victory for United would leave them one point behind City in the Premier League.
# talking point
Is another Premier League club set to become a sportswashing project?
Qatar Sports Investments reportedly met with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy last week.
# Out of favour
Leandro Trossard wants to leave Brighton after being dropped by Roberto De Zerbi
The Belgian forward will not be available for this weekend’s clash with Liverpool.
# Sorry
Newcastle's Joelinton 'very remorseful' after drink-driving arrest
Eddie Howe said he could drop the Brazilian midfielder as a result of the controversy.