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Neil Johnston and Michael Emons

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  1. Thanks and goodbye

    That is the end of another Sportsday and, as always, thanks for all your comments.

    Our live text page for the Manchester City v Everton match will be up from 18:30 BST and you can listen to live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live from 20:00 BST.

    Sportsday will be back again tomorrow, so, until next time, bye for now.

  2. BBC coverage

    Manchester City v Everton (20:00 BST)

    Just a reminder that there is live commentary from Etihad Stadium tonight on BBC Radio 5 live as Manchester City take on Everton.

    Join the team from 20:00 BST.

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  3. Man City stronger than last year - Koeman

    Manchester City v Everton (20:00 BST)


    Everton boss Ronald Koeman says he is a big fan of Pep Guardiola's style of play at Manchester City.

    The two teams meet tonight and Koeman said: "The way he (Guardiola) likes to play is the most difficult way. It's really a pleasure to see his teams playing football.

    "They play with a lot of offensive players in the teams. The Premier League is strong physically on set-plays and they try to play with a high defence.

    "There is always space behind, we know that, we remember that. When we played City at home we punished them for that but I still think the business they did in the summer, they are stronger than last year."

    Pep Guardiola and Ronald Koeman
  4. Squad strength so important for Man City - Guardiola

    Manchester City v Everton (20:00 BST)

    Manchester City

    Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes the strength of his squad will prove crucial in the Premier League this season and has urged his players to understand he will have to rotate his team.

    He said: "Hopefully they will understand that at the big clubs you cannot have 11 players, so they have to compete with each other.

    "In that kind of level in the Premier League, the people who are 12, 13, 14 and play in the game, they are so, so important.

    "When the game is in the last 15 or 20 minutes, the opponent is tired and we've moved them during the game, and we can put in dynamic players. It's a point where we can win games in the last minutes."

  5. Score a goal, celebrate, out for seven months

    It was the celebration that went wrong.

    Watch as Hamburg winger Nicolai Muller wheels away after scoring against Augsburg, ruptures a knee ligament while celebrating, and will now miss the next seven months of the season.

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    Video caption: When you celebrate in style and it goes terribly wrong...
  6. 'A lot of good signs'


    Some more quotes from Burnley boss Sean Dyche, who is not too downbeat, despite his side's 1-0 loss at home to West Brom on Saturday.

    "I was really pleased with the performance, we want to be flexible with how the team operates and it was a good performance so there are a lot of good signs," added Dyche.

  7. Burnley 'in the market' for more signings - Dyche


    Burnley manager Sean Dyche has just been talking to the media and discusses the club's record signing of striker Chris Wood from Leeds in a transfer worth £15m.

    "We are really happy to have Chris with us," says Dyche. "He is 25, has a lot of goals in him and it is improving the competition and the quality of the group. Obviously some players have left us and I wanted to strengthen. He has only just got here, but we will see how he gets on over the next few days.

    "We are in the market for a number of different positions. I like the squad we have got but if certain situations arrive we will activate on them. We have had some good business done early and I like the shape the group is in at the moment."

    Chris Wood
  8. Get Involved #bbcsportsday

    What sporting events have you stayed up late / got up early to watch?

    Nikul11: Woke up at 4am to watch the match replay of West Brom v Stoke on Sky last year.

    Dan Pinch VIII: LFC 05 CL campaign, watched group matches in Oz, 2nd rnd in NZ, next two games in Thailand and back to U.K. SF and final. Phew.

    Nick Ax: Waking up at midnight in Shanghai to watch Brighton take on Arsenal in the cup... Only to see us concede within minutes.

  9. Team news

    Manchester City v Everton (20:00 BST)

    Manchester City have no new injuries and midfielder Ilkay Gundogan could be involved after eight months out with a knee problem.

    The game will come too soon for Benjamin Mendy and Fabian Delph, though both are close to being available.

    Everton are set give record signing Gylfi Sigurdsson his debut even though the Icelander lacks match fitness.

    Sandro Ramirez could return after missing Thursday's win over Hajduk Split with a heel problem.

  10. 'Enticing prospect'

    Manchester City v Everton (20:00 BST)

    John Murray

    BBC football correspondent

    What an enticing prospect this is for Manchester City's first home match.

    After a so far fruitful summer transfer window, every time they emerge from their futuristic new circular dressing room at the Etihad Stadium this season they will probably begin as favourites to win.

    However, Everton will arrive with a bit of mystery about them, plus new club record signing Gylfi Sigurdsson.

    They've started with four wins out of four in all competitions without conceding a goal, but after this in the league they play Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester United.

    So we're about to find out what this new-look Everton are made of.

    Live commentary of Manchester City v Everton will be on BBC Radio 5 live from 20:00 BST.

  11. Tonight's action

    Manchester City v Everton (20:00 BST)

    This is how it stands in the Premier League before the last match in the second round of games this season.

    Manchester City and Everton meet at Etihad Stadium after both teams made winning starts, against Brighton and Stoke respectively.

    Can either of these sides join Manchester United, Huddersfield and West Brom on six points?

    Premier League
    Premier League
  12. Plymouth sign Celtic's Ciftci on loan

    Nadir Ciftci

    Plymouth Argyle have signed striker Nadir Ciftci on a season-long loan from Scottish Premiership champions Celtic.

    The 25-year-old, from Turkey, joined Celtic from Dundee United for £1.5m in 2015, but made just 11 starts.

    It is the third season in a row that he has left Scotland on loan, with spells at Eskisehirspor, in his home country, and Polish club Pogon Szczecin.

    Ciftci last played for Brendan Rodgers' side in February, but has not scored for Celtic since December 2015. He has previously played in England for Portsmouth, scoring once in 19 Championship appearances during the 2010-11 campaign.

  13. Get Involved #bbcsportsday

    What sporting events have you stayed up late / got up early to watch?

    John Borman: During the season, every weekend here in Oz means at least a 3am bed time/wake-up.

    Mark Pearce: 1999. Stayed up drinking in Sydney until 5am. Teddy 1-1. Went berserk. Ole 2-1. Pinched myself to check I was still awake.

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  14. International newspapers

    A Bola (Portugal)

    Portuguese newspaper A Bola says West Ham are close to completing a 38m euros (£34.7m) deal for Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho.

    The 25-year-old defensive midfielder played in the Euro 2016 final as Portugal beat France 1-0.

    A Bola
  15. International newspapers

    Tuttosport (Italy)

    Italian newspaper Tuttosport has the story that Juventus are making an ambitious bid to sign Roma and Netherlands midfielder Kevin Strootman.

    Strootman, 27, signed a new contract with Roma in the summer after his side finished second in Serie A, behind Juventus, who have won the Italian title in all of the past six seasons.

  16. International newspapers

    Marca (Spain)

    "The champions do not slow down" is the heading on the front page of Spanish newspaper Marca, who focuses on Real Madrid's 3-0 win away at Deportivo La Coruna in the opening weekend of La Liga.

    The paper focuses on Wales forward Gareth Bale, who scored one and created another goal in the victory.

  17. Accrington planning cup upset

    League Two Accrington Stanley plan a "hostile" welcome for West Brom when the Premier League club visit on Tuesday in the second round of the EFL Cup (19:45 BST).

    "We’ve got to make it hostile, show our appetite for the game early on, set the tone with our pressing and get the fans behind us from the first whistle," said Accrington boss John Coleman.

    "We hope that our home record means will mean that Tony Pulis and West Brom will be feeling a bit uncomfortable about coming here."

  18. Defoe to start for Bournemouth


    Jermain Defoe will make his first competitive start for Bournemouth in Tuesday's EFL Cup second round tie at Birmingham City (19:45 BST).

    Defoe, 34, has started on the substitutes bench for the first two Premier League games of the season.

    "I want to see other players in our squad. Jermain will start," said Cherries boss Eddie Howe.

  19. Get Involved


    Reaction to Chris Wood joining Burnley from Leeds United...

    DancesWithWolves: Wolves tried to buy Chris Wood several times. He could have made all the difference to a promotion push. How good he will actually be in the PL is up for debate but good luck to him and Burnley.

    Berty: Shocking business by Burnley. A striker who is nowhere near Premier League standard. He'll get 4/5 goals and be back in the Championship before long.

    Nib: Good target man at Championship level but not convinced he's Premier League standard. I thank him and wish him well.

  20. Vardy to face Blades

    Leicester City

    Craig Shakespeare says he plans to make changes for Leicester City's EFL Cup second round tie at Championship Sheffield United on Tuesday (19:45 BST).

    However, Shakespeare adds that striker Jamie Vardy, who suffered an ankle injury in the win against Brighton at the weekend, will be involved.

    "To what extent I'm not sure," added the Foxes boss. "I plan to make changes. I want a competitive group and we’ve got that. There are players that deserve a chance."