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Fulham unveil Marco Silva as new coach

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Fulham have appointed former Everton manager Marco Silva as their new head coach on a three-year contract to replace Scott Parker, the English Championship (second-tier) club said.

Silva, 43, guided Everton to an eighth-placed finish in the Premier League in his first season in 2018 but was sacked by the Merseyside club in December the following year after a 5-2 defeat by city rivals Liverpool.

Parker left the club this week following their relegation from the Premier League last season.

He has since been named as the new Bournemouth manager.

“I’m really pleased and proud to be appointed head coach of such a historic football club,” Silva said in a club statement on Thursday.

“I’m excited to get started and my message for our fans ahead of this big challenge is we will all be working very hard together to be successful so they can feel proud at the end of the season.”

Silva will be assisted by former Fulham forward and fellow Portuguese Luis Boa Morte, who made 250 appearances for the West London club.

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Chelsea set new EPL record after beating Brentford

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Chelsea on Saturday set a new Premier League record after beating their London rival Brentford 1-0 in an away Premier League tie.

The Blues defeated the newly-promoted Brentford, thanks to Ben Chilwell’s 45th-minute strike.

The win over Brentford means Chelsea have now become the first club from the English capital to win seven consecutive away London derbies in English Football League history.

Chelsea are now on top of the Premier League table with 19 points from eight fixtures.

Thomas Tuchel’s side are one point ahead of second position Liverpool and two points ahead of third-place Manchester City.

Chelsea will tackle Malmo on Wednesday in a UEFA Champions League tie at Stamford Bridge.

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‘Mohamed Salah now better than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo’, Jurgen Klopp insists

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Jurgen Klopp insists Mohamed Salah is now the best player in the world football after his latest moment of magic.

Just two weeks after his breathtaking strike against Manchester City, the Egyptian King scored another wonderful solo effort in a 5-0 demolition of Watford.

The goal left Jermaine Jenas purring on co-commentary with those watching in awe of his magic.

It was Salah’s 10th goal of the season after a stunning run of form whilst he also provided assists for Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

After the game, manager Jurgen Klopp was asked where he ranks amongst the best in the world.

And he was in little doubt he deserves the top spot on current form – despite the past performances of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Asked where Salah ranks in his BT Sport interview, Klopp replied: “Top. Come on, we all see it, who’s better than him in this moment?

“That’s clear, there’s always this discussion and all these kinds of things.

“But we don’t have to talk about what Ronaldo and Messi did for world football or how long they were really in the dominant.

“In the moment I think it’s clear there’s nobody better than him. How it is, it’s not only since yesterday, he’s been in that shape for a while.

“He’s young enough to keep the shape a little bit longer.”

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Leicester 4-2 Man Utd: Foxes add to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s misery

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Leicester City ended Manchester United’s 29-game unbeaten run away from home at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

The Reds Devils took an early lead through a stunning Mason Greenwood goal but Youri Tielemans’ spectacular equaliser made it 1-1 just after the half-hour mark.

A faltering and lethargic United had David De Gea to thank for some late interventions in the hope of ensuring United came away from the match with a point.
But Caglar Soyuncu’s late strike appeared to have snatched the Foxes all three points before Marcus Rashford swiftly equalised on his return to action.

Jamie Vardy had other ideas, however, scoring a superb volley within 60 seconds of the restart as the pressure ramps up on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, whose side have gone three top-flight games without a win.

Patson Saka then wrapped it up in the dying minutes.

The two teams came into the match winless from their past two Premier League outings and were aiming to recover quickly following the international break.

Leicester went unbeaten against United last season in three league and FA Cup meetings to end a run of three successive Red Devils victories since Solskjaer took charge.

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