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Wolves – Man City: Pep Guardiola and Manchester City hope to find their feet quickly as they kickstart their Premier League campaign with a visit to Wolves at the Molineux Stadium (Watch live at 3:15 pm ET Monday, online via Peacock).
Wolves are coming for a third-straight win in all competitions after beating Sheffield United last weekend in their Premier League opener before beating Stoke City at midweek in the League Cup.
City is ready for its first competitive match since losing 3-1 to Lyon in the UCL quarterfinal.
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Here is everything you need to know ahead of Wolves – Man City this Saturday with team news, odds, stream link and more.
For Wolves, Jonny Otto remains out with a knee injury. The club signed Ki-Jana Hoever from Liverpool after selling Diogo Jota to the Anfield set this week. New signing Marcal starts on the left, with Adama Traore as a right wing-back.
Here’s how Wolves line-up for tonight’s @premierleague clash against @ManCity. #WOLMCI
🐺📋 pic.twitter.com/P7Bw1ifjN3
— Wolves (@Wolves) September 21, 2020

Sergio Aguero is out for a while still, as Guardiola revealed that the Argentine is not back training yet after a summer knee injury cost him the final stage of the Champions League.
Ilkay Gundogan is missing after testing positive for COVID-19. Aymeric Laporte is not yet ready after a positive COVID-19 test, but Riyad Mahrez is back and on the bench. Bernardo Silva and Oleksandar Zinchenko are out with small injuries.
Your first City team of the 20/21 @premierleague season!
XI: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Ake, Mendy, Rodrigo, Fernandinho (C), De Bruyne, Foden, Sterling, Jesus
Subs: Steffen, Torres, Mahrez, Otamendi, Delap, Doyle, Bernabe
⚽️ @haysworldwide
🔷 #ManCity | https://t.co/axa0klD5re pic.twitter.com/Q4Qupdu0BR
— Manchester City (@ManCity) September 21, 2020

Nuno Espirito Santo on Diogo Jota being sold to Liverpool: “Jota is a player who has been with us for three seasons with such high performances.We’re not a stepping stone. Players that join us really want to play and progress with us, not looking for the next move. That is definitely not our idea, definitely not.”
Guardiola is ready for the new season: “The feeling is good as always. I see the team as always in an incredible mood. It’s a joy to work with them. We have good expectations to play good football and get the results this club deserves.”
Even playing a first competitive match in ages against a Wolves team which has played twice in the last week, Man City pulls -200 odds to win. Wolves are +525 to win and +340 to draw.
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This should be a treat but perhaps absence is making us see more cracks in City’s foundation than exist in reality. City won its last five PL matches of last season by a combined 21-1 score line. Wolves are very good and have done well versus City but we’ll project 2-1 for the visitors.
Kickoff: 3:15 pm ET Monday
Online: Stream via Peacock

Arsenal cruised past Brentford to stay top of the Premier League table heading into the international break.
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Goals from William Saliba and Gabriel Jesus set them on their way in the first half and a stunner from Fabio Vieira sealed the win, as Mikel Arteta’s side responded superbly following their first setback of the season last-time out at Manchester United.
The victory means Arsenal have won six of their first seven games this season and sit atop the table on 19 points, one point clear of second-place Manchester City. Brentford have nine points and Thomas Frank’s side just weren’t at the races on Sunday.
This win underlines Arsenal’s progress: Their horrendous defeat at Brentford at the start of last season underlined all of the issues Arsenal had. Just over 12 months later, this convincing win underlined the progress they’ve made. A clear playing style with a young, hungry side who have been painstakingly recruited. Even with Martin Odegaard and Oleksandr Zinchenko out, Kieran Tierney and Vieira slotted in seamlessly as Arteta’s side dominated from start to finish. They are playing with confidence throughout the team and after a few years of building, this is what Arsenal wanted to become. The only issue is the fact that their squad looked pretty thin as a few injuries piled up with teenagers on the bench and Ethan Nwaneri, 15, became the youngest Premier League player in history when he came on late in the game. With the Europa League and League Cup coming up in the weeks after the international break, Arteta will be hoping his squad remains healthy to make the most of all of this positive momentum.
Brentford energy levels unusually low: It was a real off day for the Bees as they suffered their heaviest home defeat since being promoted to the Premier League. Thomas Frank’s side just weren’t at it as usually they push high, force teams into mistakes and pounce on loose balls. There was none of that on Sunday in a subdued display with Ivan Toney and Bryan Mbuemo isolated for large parts of this game. Brentford are usually
Xhaka, Partey give Gunners solid foundation: Much will be made about the movement and class of Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, Jesus and Vieira, and rightly so. But the solid foundation that Xhaka and Thomas Partey provide should not be overlooked. After returning from injury, Partey won the ball back time and time again and Xhaka just kept things ticking over nicely and was always an option for Martinelli and Tierney on the inside left channel. With Odegaard out, Arsenal’s deeper central midfielders needed to step up and they dictated the tempo of this game and gave the Gunners’ talented attackers the platform to wreck havoc.
Granit Xhaka speaking to our partners in the UK at Sky Sports: “We have a different mentality this season. we kept going and are training like we play and have class with the players that can make a difference. You have the class in the front and they make the difference. More than happy we are in a good way but a long way to go.”
Gabriel Jesus on Arsenal’s display: “It was amazing. From the start we showed what we want to do in the game. Play as always, to create chances and to finish and to score. That is what we did and that’s the most important thing for us to win the games.”
Arsenal were allowed to have plenty of the ball and that was perhaps Brentford’s biggest mistake. The Bees are fine with letting opponents play out from the back and then pressing high to win it back but Arsenal often played direct with their initial pass forward and then got their stars on the ball very quickly. Bypassing that Brentford press is not easy to do but Arsenal make it look very straightforward.
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William Saliba: Scored a header, kept Ivan Toney quiet and made some excellent interceptions when Brentford played direct. What a start to the season he’s having.
Granit Xhaka: Lovely assist for Jesus’ crucial second goal and wearing the captains armband in Odegaard’s absence, he did all of the little things well.
Gabriel Jesus: Great header, ran Brentford’s defense all over the place and Arsenal’s entire attack comes to life when he’s on the ball.
Brentford travel to Bournemouth on Saturday, Oct. 1, while Arsenal host Tottenham on the same day in what is a huge north London derby.
Kick off: 7am ET Sunday
TV Channel: USA Network
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The Europa League win over Zurich, away to boot, was a very nice sign but an away win over Brentford would be a terrific indication that the Gunners’ mentality was unaffected by their loss to Manchester United. And how will Arsenal react if “behind” Man City or Spurs before kickoff.
Brentford, meanwhile, has played pretty darn good football but Ivan Toney and Company want to assert themselves as one of the top sides in the Premier League and holding serve against the Gunners could see them just three points behind Arsenal.
The attacking players have been rightly getting a lot of Arsenal love, but let’s focus on Albert Sambi Lokonga and Gabriel, who have became mainstays for the Gunners and will be key to holding down the fort if Thomas Partey cannot go.
The Bees are all about the team concept but Ivan Toney has really started to take hold of his chance to become an elite Premier League striker. He’s the total package.
Sergi Canos is back in the squad. Ethan Pinnock (knee) and Christian Norgaard (tendonitis) are still out, while Kristoffer Ajer comes back in and so does Josh Dasilva.
Your Bees to face Arsenal 💪#BrentfordFC | #BREARS pic.twitter.com/lJ1CTmW6LY
— Brentford FC (@BrentfordFC) September 18, 2022

Thomas Partey returns for this one, but Reiss Nelson (thigh), Mohamed Elneny (thigh), Martin Odegaard (knock), Oleksandr Zinchenko (knock) and Emile Smith-Rowe (groin) are all out. 15-year-old Ethan Nwaneri is on the bench for Arsenal.
Introducing our starting XI…
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 @kierantierney1 in defence
🇬🇭 @Thomaspartey22 returns
🇵🇹 Vieira makes full PL debut
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) September 18, 2022

Everton seeks its first win of the Premier League season when it entertains West Ham United at Goodison Park on Sunday (Watch live at 9:15am ET Sunday on USA Network and online via NBCSports.com).
The Toffees have drawn four-straight matches after starting the season with a pair of losses, the last one a scoreless split with Liverpool in the Merseyside derby that could’ve gone either way.
West Ham finally gets a chance to return to a Premier League pitch following a scandalous decision that cost it a point against Chelsea in a 2-1 loss. The Irons did beat FCSB in Europa League play days after the Chelsea setback.

Kick off: 9:15am ET Sunday
TV Channel: USA Network
Online: Stream via NBCSports.com
It’s a possible “swing game” for Frank Lampard’s Everton heading into the international break. The Toffees will feel good about their unbeaten run over four outings, but a loss quickly turns the discussion back to Everton’s zero wins to start the season.
West Ham does sit in the bottom three after six games despite very little question whether the Irons’ quality remains top-half. A loss to Everton would keep David Moyes and the West Ham faithful looking around for answers as to what, exactly, is wrong with a talented, deep squad.
Look no further than Jordan Pickford when it comes to Everton’s steady run of form. The Toffees have only allowed multiple goals on one occasion this season (Aston Villa) despite having the sixth-highest xGA in the Premier League.
Declan Rice continues to control the midfield for West Ham, while Michail Antonio’s been producing over the past few games.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (knee) is being held out for the benefit of further preparation while Abdoulaye Doucoure (thigh) returns to the fold on the bench and there are still five other absences for the Toffees: Mason Holgate (knee), Jordan Pickford (thigh), Yerry Mina (ankle), Ben Godfrey (broken leg), and Andros Townsend (knee).
Our team to face @WestHam 👇 pic.twitter.com/E2rWU6Pkk4
— Everton (@Everton) September 18, 2022

Nayef Aguerd (lower leg) and Ben Johnson (thigh) are out of action, while Aaron Cresswell returns after two weeks out of the lineup.
Here’s how we’re lining up today at Goodison Park! ⚒#EVEWHU pic.twitter.com/xPvOlEXQot
— West Ham United (@WestHam) September 18, 2022

With the 2022 World Cup fast approaching, plenty of World Cup kits are starting to be released and there are some intriguing looks.
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From Mexico’s snazzy away number to Germany going for a solid new look for their home kit and Puma rolling out a very specific and similar look for their national teams, just like they did for their club teams on their away kits, there is a lot to unpack here.
When November rolls around and the World Cup kicks off, which one of these jerseys will you be wearing with pride? And which one will you be wearing because it looks really cool?
Below is our rankings of the World Cup kits which have been released.
This is a lovely away kit and will become a classic. Expect these beauties to fly off the shelves and be a jersey that neutrals love just as much as El Tri fans. The home kit is very decent too.

From our roots to our present. ❤️⚽️
Meet our new away jersey for the World Cup, Incondicionales. 🇲🇽😍#ElOrigenQueNosUne pic.twitter.com/5fib7L44UK
— Mexican National Team (@miseleccionmxEN) August 29, 2022

Absolutely sensational work. The home kit is unique enough but still sticks to Portugal’s bold colors, while the away kit is a classic too.
🇵🇹 #VesteABandeira. Inspirado nas cores da Nação Valente, o equipamento oficial da nossa Seleção já está disponível 👕 @nikefootball
🛒: https://t.co/JkIEKLw6A9
🇵🇹 #WearTheFlag. Inspired by the colors of the Brave Nation, our official kits are now available 👕 #NikeFC pic.twitter.com/yhYsqpejjd
— Portugal (@selecaoportugal) September 15, 2022

Oh, wow. This is absolutely beautiful. The away shirt is majestic and the home shirt is classic but with some intriguing detail on the sleeves. Nicely done.
Nowa koszulka reprezentacji Polski jest już dostępna w naszym Sklepie Kibica! 🇵🇱 #KoszulkaMarzenie #KierunekKatar
— Łączy nas piłka (@LaczyNasPilka) September 15, 2022

Well, this is another classic. Japan’s home kit is inspired by anime and the design is bold and recognizable. The away kit is fantastic too, especially the long-sleeved version.
日本を、歓喜で染めろ。#サッカー日本代表 2022 ユニフォームのコンセプトは #ORIGAMI
👉https://t.co/bRzdXVKEJA#アディダス #daihyo#日本を歓喜で染めろ pic.twitter.com/oyD82vbSqA
— アディダス ジャパン (@adidasJP) August 29, 2022

The home and away kits are both lovely and the colors just work together. Well done.
Montrer au monde ce que la France a de plus beau 🇫🇷 @nikefootball
🛒 https://t.co/S3nKmkYlCJ pic.twitter.com/pWEKlLHgJP
— Equipe de France ⭐⭐ (@equipedefrance) September 15, 2022

The home kit is classic. You can’t really mess up the blue and white stripes. Again, another lovely away kit. The purple is perfect and this just looks slick and silky. Much like Lionel Messi’s footwork.

Te presentamos nuestra nueva camiseta alternativa para el Mundial de #Qatar 💜
De la mano de nuestro capitán, Leo #Messi 😍
¡Vamos Argentina! 🇦🇷#adidasfootball #WorldCup @adidasAR pic.twitter.com/t0h2ZLpbIC
— Selección Argentina 🇦🇷 (@Argentina) August 29, 2022

Home kit looks like a classic and the away shirt is pretty decent too, but some people may not like the funky print on the shoulders.

The blue panels on the home kit are a bit meh but the away kit is a retro beauty.
Nike have released England’s home and away kits for the upcoming World Cup ⚪️🔴
Major throwback feels 🤩 pic.twitter.com/0pO1HzM6yl
— Midnite Football (@MidniteFtbl) September 15, 2022

They kind of ruined a classic with the home kit. It’s still cool but only having the checkered design on part of the home shirt is weird. The away kit is majestic.
The classic red checks on the Home jersey are remixed with a modern twist to reflect the energy and pride of our country.#Croatia | @nikefootball | #Vatreni❤️‍🔥 pic.twitter.com/LV1TnEqNjL
— HNS (@HNS_CFF) September 15, 2022

The new Away Jersey is inspired by Croatia’s nightlife and natural beauty, with vibrant Laser Blue checks reflecting the vibrancy of our country’s fast-moving festival culture and the azure waters of our coastline.#Croatia | @nikefootball | #Vatreni❤️‍🔥 pic.twitter.com/RAjYGDzJE8
— HNS (@HNS_CFF) September 15, 2022

Pretty nice designs here. They could have gone with the plain white for the home and plain green for the away, but the snazzy designs work. Especially for the away kit.
The home shirt looks kind of velvety? Not the usual bright orange, which will upset some. The blue away kit is sleek and the real winner here.
Oranje Pride is Never Done.
Introducing our new 2022 Home & Away Collection! 🧡🇳🇱@nikefootball pic.twitter.com/fjDiP5qgTB
— OnsOranje (@OnsOranje) September 15, 2022

This is the best of the Puma jerseys, as Senegal’s away kit is very distinctive and the green is lovely. This big panel on the middle of the kit is something we will get used to seeing a lot of during the World Cup.
Lions of Teranga 🇸🇳
The 2022 @Fsfofficielle Away kit, out now. pic.twitter.com/FGLYxt44j1
— PUMA Football (@pumafootball) August 29, 2022

Again, another Puma away kit but this Ghana shirt has plenty of personality.
Bold meets proud 🇬🇭
The 2022 @ghanafaofficial Away kit, out now. pic.twitter.com/wkVNd508Ok
— PUMA Football (@pumafootball) August 29, 2022

This is fine. Expect a bit better from Die Mannschaft and it feels like they should have an all white jersey for their home kit.
Created in the studio – mastered on the pitch 💪
Können nicht erwarten, unsere neuen Trikots im Stadion zu sehen 😍
Ab sofort erhältlich auf:
➡️ https://t.co/I3vY7E3flJ #adidasFootball @adidas pic.twitter.com/p1nGoIldZ9
— DFB-Team (@DFB_Team) August 29, 2022

The home shirt has not been received well by fans, and some players, for being too boring. But the away shirt is pretty nice.
The USMNT drop their home and away kits for the 2022 World Cup 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/NuLWtxAyzs
— B/R Football (@brfootball) September 15, 2022

A bit plain, but like the collar and sleeve trims and the circular pattern around the middle is very cool.
It’s in the details 🇲🇦
The 2022 @EnMaroc Away kit, out now. pic.twitter.com/FozZhwFTCQ
— PUMA Football (@pumafootball) August 29, 2022

Eh, this could have been so much better. Spain’s home kit looks bland and the away kit is just too much with that pattern.
😍 ¡𝘾𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙖 𝙡𝙖 𝙛𝙧𝙖𝙨𝙚!
✍🏻 Nuestras nuevas equipaciones para #Qatar2022 son ____.#VamosEspaña pic.twitter.com/siLXV6hiRw
— Selección Española de Fútbol (@SEFutbol) August 29, 2022

Not quite sure what to make of this. The same velvety style as the Netherlands home shirt on Australia’s home shirt. Just doesn’t work. The away kit is also just very bland.

Again, another Puma away kit which looks very similar. Uruguay’s iconic sky blue could have been used a lot better on this away shirt.
La Celeste in a fresh take 🇺🇾
The 2022 @AUFOficial Away kit, out now. pic.twitter.com/eAAeaydz2w
— PUMA Football (@pumafootball) August 29, 2022

Lovely gold in the design and makes the white away kit pop a little.
The Eagles have landed 🇷🇸
The 2022 @FSSrbije Away kit, out now. pic.twitter.com/E8Dwn3Yemc
— PUMA Football (@pumafootball) August 29, 2022

Just very bland. Not a lot going on and the panel in the middle is just a bit of an eyesore.
Stand for Suisse 🇨🇭
The 2022 @nati_sfv_asf Away kit, out now. pic.twitter.com/KEM3u9xwz0
— PUMA Football (@pumafootball) August 29, 2022

Our ‘Ever Wonder’ series will run throughout the 2022-23 Premier League season and focuses on key stories behind the history, tradition and culture of all 20 Premier League clubs.
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Have you ever sat there and wondered why certain chants became iconic at a club? Why a team has a certain nickname? Why they play in those colors? How they were founded? Yep, us too.
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This season we will be digging deep to tell the stories of the rich history, tradition and culture from around the Premier League and give you the answers to things you want to know more about.
They celebrated their 140th anniversary as a club on September 5, 2022 and Tottenham Hotspur have a unique name and history. And yet, have you ever sat there and wondered, what is a Hotspur? And why is it in Tottenham’s name?
Okay, here it goes…

In 1882 Hotspur Football Club was formed, as players from Hotspur Cricket Club needed a sport to play in the winter months. The team was formed by schoolboys who supposedly met on Tottenham High Road under a gas lamp, right outside where the current stadium is.
A few names were discussed for the name of the team, with the Northumberland Rovers one option, but Hotspur FC was selected.
The first Hotspur FC side were led by Bobby Buckle who was the first captain of the club, at the age of 13, and was also their first recorded goalscorer in 1883.
The youngsters asked John Risper, Bible class teacher at All Hallows Church in Tottenham, for help to run the club and he became the first president and treasurer of the club.

In 1884 the club was renamed Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, as another club from London was called Hotspur FC and their mail had been mistakenly delivered to north London and vice versa. This confusion would not do. The other Hotspur were based in Merton, Wimbledon and were formed in 1878.
So, they were the original Hotspur FC in London, not Tottenham.
You will never guess it in a million years…
The name Hotspur was picked to pay homage to Sir Henry Percy, better known as ‘Harry Hotspur’ from Shakespeare’s King Henry IV Part 1, as he and his family owned land in the area known as Northumberland Park and at Tottenham Marshes, which is where the club played its first games.
In fact, the historic building known as Percy House, which is now home to the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and sits right next to the stadium, was built by Sir Hugh Smithson, Duke of Northumberland, in the early 1740s. Smithson inherited the fortune and lands of the Percy family of Northumberland, whose ancestor was Harry Hotspur.

Who was Harry Hotspur? He was an English knight who fought in several wars against the Scottish Army and in the ‘Hundred Years’ War’ against France.
He was called Hotspur as the Scottish praised his incredible speed on his horse. It was said he must have ‘hot spurs’ on his boots for the horse to run so fast. And that is where the name comes from.
So the next time you watch Harry Kane and Heung-min Son in full flight bearing down on goal, think about Sir Harry Percy ‘Hotspur’ advancing towards the Scottish army at pace on his horse.


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