FIFA WORLD CUP RUSSIA GUIDE

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FIFA WORLD CUP RUSSIA TICKETS

*Note: The draw for the FIFA World Cup play-offs has been made. The play-offs fixtures are Northern Ireland v Switzerland, Croatia v Greece, Denmark v Republic of Ireland, Sweden v Italy.

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WORLD CUP 2018: FIXTURES, DRAW, TICKETS - COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE WORLD CUP IN RUSSIA

FIFA World Cup Russia Group Round tickets: June 14 - June 28, 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 & Quarter Finals tickets: June 29 - July 8, 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018 Semi Finals, Third Place & Finals tickets: July 8 - July 16, 2018, Moscow - Saint Petersburg

This LiveFootballTickets.com World Cup Guide has all the facts you need to know to buy the very best legal, authentic, World Cup Tickets for the upcoming 21st edition of the most-watched sporting event on earth.

Next summer the best soccer players and national football teams in world football will travel to Russia hoping to be crowned world football champions – “Kings of the World”. The 2018 edition of the FIFA World Cup will take place next summer in Russia. There is no more prestigious and important sporting event on earth than football's quadrennial international tournament, that attracts draws more TV viewers than the Olympic Games.

 

Note that the 2018 tournament is the last before the current World Cup status quo changes and the first ever World Cup will be played outside of Europe. In 2022, the trophy will head to Asia for a championship that will be played in Qatar despite concerns over the country's climate.After Quatar, the World Cup will expand to 48 teams and may be held across 3 countries for the first time in the United States, Canada and Mexico in 2026.

WORLD CUP 2018 TOURNAMENT DATES

FIFA World Cup Russia Group Round: June 14 - June 28, 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 & Quarter Finals: June 29 - July 8, 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018 Semi Finals & Finals: July 8 - July 16, 2018, Moscow - Saint Petersburg

World Cup Russia Opening Match

The first match of the World Cup will involve hosts Russia and kick off on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 18:00 local time (16:00 BST). Russia will compete against the team drawn into the 'A2' slot in Group A and take place at the Luzhniki Stadium, which will also be the venue for the final. That fixture will be the only game on World Cup Russia opening day.

June 14, 2018 World Cup 2018 Opening Match Tickets Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia

After that there will be 3-4 games played per day for the duration of the World Cup Group Stage.

World Cup Russia Group Stage - Round of 16

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All of the final four matches of the World Cup will be played at either the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow or the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg.

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World Cup Russia Quarter Finals

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World Cup Russia Semi-Finals

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World Cup Russia Third Place Playoff

The third-place play-off is held the day before the final on Saturday, July 14. Buy World Cup third place tickets from LiveFootballTickets.com!

The two semi-finals will take place on July 10 and 11. Buy World Cup semi-finals tickets online from LiveFootballTickets.com!

World Cup Russia Final - Moscow

The 2018 World Cup tournament ends on Sunday, July 15, with the 2018 World Cup Final kicking off at 18:00 in Moscow at Luzhniki Stadium. (16:00 BST). Buy World Cup Final tickets now online from LiveFootballTickets.com!

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WORLD CUP SUPERSTAR FOOTBALL PLAYERS

Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi
Harry Kane
Thomas Muller
Toni Kroos
Manuel Neuer
Neymar 
Antoine Griezmann
Paul Pogba
Sergio Ramos

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FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 PLAY-OFF DRAW

The World Cup Russia Play-off draw featured the eight second-placed nations in the European qualifying groups with the best record against the teams first, third, fourth and fifth in their section. The seedings were based on the FIFA World Rankings for October 2017, which were published on Monday. Four-time winners Italy are the only former world champions. Republic of Ireland's eighth play-off appearance is a record. Northern Ireland have not reached a World Cup since 1986.

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November 11, 14
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UEFA qualifiers are Belgium, England, France, Germany (holders), Iceland, Poland, Portugal, Russia (hosts), Serbia, Spain.

Non-UEFA qualifiers are Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Panama, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Uruguay, plus three African qualifiers to be confirmed in November.

Intercontinental play-offs two spots are Honduras v Australia (10 and 15 November), New Zealand v Peru (11 and 15 November)

The FIFA World Cup finals draw will take place in Moscow on Friday 1 December. The tournament itself will be held in Russia between 14 June and 15 July next year.

WORLD CUP 2018 RUSSIA STADIUMS

A view of the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium. Photo: AFP

Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Russia

The World Cup is being hosted in Russia. The tournament will be played in 12 stadiums across 11 cities, all of which are in or just outside European Russia to reduce travel times – 10 of the 12 stadiums are either brand new or have been built within the past 5 years. The only exceptions are the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow and Central Stadium in Yekaterinburg, both of which have been renovated extensively for the tournament. Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium played host to the Champions League final in 2008, when Manchester United beat Chelsea on penalties.

WORLD CUP DRAW

The groups for the Round of 16 in the upcoming  World Cup 2018 Finals will be drawn on December 1, 2017 in Moscow, at the State Kremlin Palace inside the Moscow Kremlin.

TEAMS QUALIFIED TO DATE

Of the 23 clubs of the 32 teams that will contest next summer's World Cup final have already secured their qualification spots are Russia, Brazil, Itan, Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Belgium, Germany, England, Poland, Costa Rica, Nigeria, Egypt, Iceland, Serbia, Spain, France, Portugal, Panama, Argentina, Uruguay, Columbia. Buy Russia World Cup Tickets for EnglandBelgiumSpainPortugalFrance and more now!

The full list of teams that have qualified for the World Cup finals so far is below:

Country – Region

Russia – UEFA hosts

Iran – AFC

Japan – AFC

Saudi Arabia – AFC

South Korea – AFC

Nigeria – CAF

Egypt – CAF

Mexico – CONCACAF

Costa Rica – CONCACAF

Brazil – CONMEBOL

Belgium – UEFA

Germany – UEFA

England – UEFA

Spain – UEFA

Poland – UEFA

Iceland – UEFA

Serbia – UEFA

France – UEFA

Portugal – UEFA

HOW TO BUY WORLD CUP TICKETS

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Tickets are already for sale for some matches including the World Cup semi-finals and World Cup final. World Cup Russia fans can buy individual tickets, ticket packages for multiple matches involving a specific team or host city, and last-minute World Cup Russia 2018 tickets.The second stage of phase one ticket sales begins on November 16 and concludes on November 28. During this period, tickets will be allocated to applicants on a first-come, first-serve basis.Phase two ticket sales begins after the draw for the World Cup with a random selection approach applied for the first period between December 5 to January 31. The second stage of phase two begins on March 13 and ends on April 3, with tickets being allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.There will also be a last-minute sales phase, which will run from April 18 to July 15 - the day of the World Cup final.

What do World Cup tickets cost?

The individual tickets are split up into four categories and the prices for each category - converted to British pounds from U.S. dollars – varies according to location and catagory. Tickets from category four are only available to Russian residents, and have been converted from rubles. Most World Cup 2018 tickets will be sold in advance online. Last minutes tickets for even games that have sold out will be available to buy online and at sales centres in Russia.

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GOLDEN BALL AWARD

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are favored to win the Golden Ball Award, with Messi having won the prize despite suffering defeat in the World Cup Final Argentina in 2014. Thomas Muller was the runner up to Messi and could be prominent again if Germany repeat as world champions, with Toni Kroos and Manuel Neueralso likely to be integral to Die Mannschaft's attempt to retain their title and trophy. Neymar was having an amazing World Cup run before he was injured in the quarter-finals in 2014. Watch Neymar shine and compete at another level when he plays for his country as the “undisputed star” of his side. Antoine Griezmann and Paul Pogba are stars for France. Sergio Ramos is key to a Spain revival.

WORLD CUP TEAMS

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Germany, defending World Cup Champions

Defending champions Germany are currently favourites to win the World Cup again. Germany boss Joachim Low will be without former captain Philipp Lahm, who has retired. Bastian Schweinsteiger has left Europe for MLS. However Germany boasts top players Manuel Neuer, Mats Hummels, Toni Kroos, Mesut Ozil and Thomas Muller. Germany qualified at the top of their group with a perfect record, scoring 43 goals in 10 games.

Euro 2016 finalists France are also in top form and in contention. Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe are just some of the stars Les Bleus will be relying on but Didier Deschamps' side had to wait until their final qualifying match to win their group.

Brazil and Spain both had impressive qualifying campaigns. 

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Brazil can boast attacking talent in abudance, with Neymar, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino forming a dangerous front trio.

New Spain star is Barcelona's Paulinho, who, despite flopping at Tottenham Hotspur, is a promising key player for his country. Spain are hoping to come back after being eliminated at the group stage of the 2014 World Cup and knocked out in the round of 16 at Euro 2016. Julen Lopetegui's side have won nine of their 10 qualifiers, finishing five points clear of Italy.

Argentina are also rated as contenders despite their poor qualification campaign, but do not underestimate Belgium, Italy and England to win the tournament.

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WORLD CUP ON TV

BBC and ITV share the TV rights to the tournament in the UK. Both BBC One and ITV will broadcast the final, with the rest of the knockout stage and the group stage split. In the US, Fox will broadcast the World Cup in English and Telemundo will air the tournament in Spanish.

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World Cup Superstar Football Players, Photos, National Team, League, Club

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Cristiano Ronaldo: Portugal national football team (#7, Forward), Spanish La Liga, Real Madrid C.F. (#7, Forward). 

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Lionel Messi: Argentina national football team (Forward), Spanish La Liga, FC Barcelona (#10, Forward). 

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Harry Kane: England national football team (#19, Forward), English OPremier League, Tottenham Hotspur (#10, Forward).

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Neymar 

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HARRY KANE WINS PLAYER OF THE MONTH AWARD

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Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane poses with the EA SPORTS Player of the Month Award for September 2017.

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WORLD CUP RUSSIA 2018 TICKETS , UPDATE

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Up to date stats for World Cup 2018

European champions Portugal celebrated their 2-0 viictory of Switzerland in Lisbon that saw the Portuguese titan club qualify for the World Cup finals in Russia next summer. The World Cup qualifying stages are drawing to a close, and to date it is already determined that twenty-three teams will definitely feature in the upcoming December 2017 draw for World Cup Russia 2018, some teams could still make it, and other teams will definitely miss out.

Of the 23 clubs of the 32 teams that will contest next summer's World Cup final have already secured their qualification spots are Russia, Brazil, Itan, Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Belgium, Germany, England, Poland, Costa Rica, Nigeria, Egypt, Iceland, Serbia, Spain, France, Portugal, Panama, Argentina, Uruguay, Columbia. Buy Russia World Cup Tickets for England, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, France and more now!

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Costa Rica reached their 4th World Cup finals with a game remaining from their CONCACAF qualification group. Nigeria is the first team from Africa to reach Russia. Nigeria have missed only one tournament, Germany 2006, since qualifying in 1994 for the first time. Egypt’s Mohamed Salah scored twice to send the North Africans to their first World Cup Finals since 1990. Iceland qualified for their 1st World Cup, giving Croatia a guaranteed place in Russia. Serbia qualify as winners of Group B. World Cup winners in 2008, Spain qualified as Group G winners finishing five points ahead of Italy. France qualified as winners of Group A. Portugal defeated Switzerland in their final qualification game to go through to next summer's finals. Panama reached their first World Cup ever after defeating Costa Rica in the final group game of their qualification campaign. Argentina superstar Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick in his side's final qualification game to secure their spot in the World Cup Russia finals. Urugua finished second to Brazil in their group to secure a spot in the finals. Colombia took the fourth and final automatic qualification spot in the South American group.

Hosts Russia qualified when they won the chance to host the competition back in Dec 2010. Brazil, CONMEBOL round robin winners, qualified in March 28, 2017. Iran, quaqlified as AFC third round group A winners. Japan qualified as AFC third round group B winners. South Korea qualified as runners-up to Iran in Group A. Saudi Arabia qualified as runners-up in Group B. Mexico qualified as North and central America and Caribbean round 5 winners. Belgium qualified as Uefa group H winners.. Germany secured their place as Group C winners after beating Northern Ireland 3-1 in Belfast. Gareth Southgate's England side beat Slovenia at Wembley Stadium in London to secure their spot in Russia as winners of Group F. Poland became the fourth European team to qualify.

Teams that could still qualify

Europe 

The top team in each of the nine groups below qualifies to go to Russia, with the eight best runners-up going into four play-offs. The four winners of the two-legged play-offs will qualify for the 2018 World Cup finals games in Russia, making a total of 13 teams.

Group A

Qualified: France
Play-off spot: Sweden
Eliminated: Belarus, Bulgaria, Holland and Luxembourg

France secured their ticket toe the World Cup finals after Didier Deschamps's side beat Belarus in the final game of their qualification campaign in Paris, while Sweden took the play-off spot.

Belarus, Bulgaria, Holland and Luxembourg all failed to qualify.

Group B

Qualified:Portugal
Play-off spot: Switzerland
Eliminated: Andorra, Faroe Islands, Hungary and Latvia

European champions Portugal beat Switzerland 2-0 in Lisbon to progress to the World Cup finals as winners of Group B, while the Swiss must go into the play-offs after finishing second on the same points as Fernando Santos's side.

Andorra, Faroe Islands, Hungary and Latvia failed to qualify. 

Group C

Qualified:Germany
Play-off spot: Northern Ireland
Eliminated: Azerbaijan, Czech Republic, Norway and San Marino

Holders Germany qualified with 30 points having won all 10 of their games in Group C while Michael O’Neill’s Northern Ireland side claimed a play-off place leaving them just 180 minutes away from their first World Cup finals for 32 years.

Neither Azerbaijan, Czech Republic, Norway or San Marino will be in Russia for the World Cup.

Group D

Qualified: Serbia
Play-off spot: Ireland
Eliminated: Austria, Georgia, Moldova and Wales

Serbia finished top of their group with 19 points, leapfrogging Wales at the last. Chris Coleman's 'golden generation' failed to reach a play-off place after losing to Ireland at home in their final match of the qualifying campaign. James McClean's strike was enough to send Martin O'Neill's team through to the play-offs.

Austria, Georgia and Moldova all also missed out on qualifying for the finals.

Group E

Qualified:Poland
Play-off spot: Denmark
Eliminated: Armenia, Kazakhstan, Montenegro and Romania

Poland qualified with 25 points having dropped points in just two games while Denmark managed to take the play-off spot ahead of Montenegro who joined Armenia, Kazakhstan and Romania in being eliminated.

Group F

Qualified:England
Eliminated: Lithuania, Malta, Scotland, Slovakia and Slovenia

England qualified for Russia following an unbeaten – though largely uninspiring – qualifying campaign in which they won eight games and drew twice.

Group G

Qualified: Spain
Play-off spot: Italy
Eliminated: Albania, Israel, Liechtenstein and Macedonia

Spain, the 2010 winners, qualified with a game remaining while Italy claimed a play-off spot. Albania, Israel, Liechtenstein and Macedonia all failed to qualify.

Group H

Qualified: Belgium
Play-off spot: Greece
Eliminated: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cyprus, Estonia and Gibraltar

Belgium were the first European team to qualify with 22 points from eight games while 2004 European champions Greece guaranteed a play-off spot after beating Gibraltar 4-0 in their final game of their qualification campaign.

Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cyprus, Estonia and Gibraltar all failed to qualify.

Group I

Qualified:Iceland
Play-off spot: Croatia
Eliminated: Finland, Kosovo, Turkey and Ukraine

Iceland got the job done and qualified for their first ever World Cup by beating Kosovo – who have earned just one point – 2-0 in their final match of the group. Croatia claimed a play-off spot. Finland, Kosovo, Turkey and Ukraine did not.

Play-off spots

"The eight runners-up with the best record against the teams first, third, fourth and fifth in their groups proceed to play-offs to decide the remaining four European berths," according to FIFA. There are nine teams vying for eight play-off spots, with records determined by removing results against the teams that finished bottom of each group. A draw takes place in Oct to determine opponents.  The two-legged ties take place in early Nov. The winners of the four ties go to Russia next summer. 

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Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring the opening goal past Andorra goalie Josep Gomes during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier at the Estadi Nacional on October 7, 2017

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Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal celebrates after scoring the opening goal past Andorra goalie Josep Gomes during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier at the Estadi Nacional on October 7, 2017

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PREMIER LEAGUE CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE & TICKETS

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says that Liverpool's potential Christmas schedule is the 'worst you can get' after reports suggest Liverpool could be forced to play 4 games in 9 days, including an away fixture against Arsenal on Christmas Eve. If it takes place, the match would be the first top-flight Premier League game for 22 years to be held on December 24.

"If the supporters want to see a game on Christmas Eve then probably the television broadcaster will find a way to deliver it," Klopp said. "If we play on December 24th I am not sure we can fight against it."

The Premier League are set to release the televised fixtures for the Christmas period next week.

"For us, we are used to it. It is not a normal time and if we don't play on the 24th, we'll play the 25th or 26th. But it is still Christmas for our families,” added Klopp. "Just think of all the other people involved who have to go there. Maybe we will play without the media - that would be nice, just one camera. I really cannot imagine that anyone wants to watch football on that night."

Responses from supporters ...

James McKenna, from the Liverpool supporters group 'Spirit of Shankly' said, "It seems that in pursuit of the TV schedule people who actually go to football matches have been forgotten.

"It's not physically impossible, 22 footballers can turn up and play on Christmas Eve but if you're a fan, you're saying on Christmas Eve you won't do anything you usually do.

"There has been no consultation with supporters. The Premier League and Sky should understand our concerns and seeing as it's the season of good will, we would ask them to show a bit and not schedule any matches for that day.

"There is lots of anger and frustration from Arsenal supporters too. If it doesn't happen to us, this could well happen to one of the other 18 teams."

There will not be any England Premier League Christmas Eve fixture with a 4pm or later kick-off, the league’s chief executive Richard Scudamore told fans, but negotiations continue as to which game will be played on  Christmas Eve day for TV viewing. Scudamore today told football supporters’ groups that no Christmas Eve game would kick-off at 4pm or later, although the three fixtures which TV broadcaster Sky Sports would like to be played that day are still to be decided - Arsenal v Liverpool; Leicester City v Manchester United; and Everton v Chelsea. The broadcaster is still in discussions with the Premier League and the clubs over its selection. Scudamore told the supporters’ groups that he did not expect a Christmas schedule to be agreed upon and announced until October 19.

The six giant EPL clubs are against the idea of Christmas Eve games for a number of reasons, although they have an obligation to honor a £4.25 billion three-year deal with Sky which has paid on average £11 million per game for its rights. Reportedly, there will be at least one Christmas Eve fixture, the first since 1995, at an earlier kick-off time.

An EPL match at Leicester City’s King Power Stadium would be impossible with the city’s rugby union team Leicester Tigers at home that day and the two clubs prohibited from staging matches on the same day. The Aviva Premiership side cannot move this game because their match with Saracens is already scheduled to be broadcast live on BT Sport.

A Christmas Eve football game is also likely to put extra strain on emergency services, and also make travel difficult for fans of the teams.

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PREMIER LEAGUE MATCHWEEK 7 RESULTS

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Premier League results: Man City win at Chelsea, Fellaini and Kane score twice

Current top of the England Premier League clubs Manchester City, Manchester United, and Tottenham Hotspur all won their matches on Saturday as Man City defeated Chelsea in the late game to keep the top spot on point difference. After Match Week 7, Manchester City is still in first place with 19 points from 7 games. Manchester United are in second, Tottenham Hotspur is in third, Chelsea is in fourth, Arsenal in fifth with 13 points, Burnley is in sixth, Liverpool in seventh, Watford is in eighth with 11 points, Newcastle is in ninth and West Brom is in tenth in the top half of the table. At the bottom of the twenty club ladder are Swansea City, Bournemouth, and Crystal Palace with 0 points in last place. 

Popular Man City striker Kevin de Bruyne smashed a stunning second-half strike past fellow Belgian goalie Thibaut Courtois as Manchester City eased past Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United on goal difference with a narrow 1-0 victory. Man United extended bottom side Crystal Palace's miserable beginning to the season with a massive 4-0 victory at Old Trafford. Juan Mata's third-minute opening strike, plus two goals from Marouane Fellaini plus Romelu Lukaku's late tap-in caused the Eagles their seventh EPL league loss of the season without scoring a single goal.

Two-time Golden Boot winner Harry Kane scored twice taking his total to 13 goals in 8 matches in September as Tottenham Hotspur whalloped Huddersfield 4-0. Kane’s tally matches the best efforts of Barcelona's Lionel Messi (13 in March 2012) and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo (13 in October 2010).

Stoke’s Peter Crouch scored a late winner against Southampton, for whom goalie Virgil van Dijk conceded a penalty on his first start of the season. The Potters enjoyed a 2-1 victory.

Watford earned a point at West Brom as Richarlison's injury-time strike secured a 2-2 draw for the Hornets and extended their unbeaten away record.

West Ham pulled out of the bottom three after Diafra Sakho's late winner earned them a 1-0 victory against Swansea.

Bournemouth and Leicester, two of the bottom four going into their match, ended their clash goalless.

Here is a list of the top goal scorers in the England Premier League to date going into MatchWeek 8. Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku tops the list with 7 goals and 13 assists. Harry Kane is in a tough battle to earn a third Golden Boot award. Do not miss out on the opportunity to watch these talented star football players in live action!

Romelu Lukaku. Manchester United – 7 goals, 1 assist

Sergio Agüero. Manchester City – 6 goals, 1 assist

Álvaro Morata. Chelsea – 6 goals, 1 assist

Harry Kane, Tottenham Hotspur – 6 goals  

Raheem Sterling. Manchester City – 5 goals

Jamie Vardy. Leicester City – 5 goals

Gabriel Jesus. Manchester City -  4 goals, 1 assist

Mohamed Salah. Liverpool – 4 goals, 1 assist

Alexandre Lacazette. Arsenal – 4 goals, 1 assist 

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Marouane Fellaini scored a winning brace for Manchester United

Saturday’s MatchWeek 7 Premier League results

Huddersfield Town 0-4 Tottenham Hotspur
Bournemouth 0-0 Leicester City
Manchester United 4-0 Crystal Palace
Stoke City 2-1 Southampton
West Bromwich Albion 2-2 Watford
West Ham United 1-0 Swansea City
Chelsea 0-1 Manchester City

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Arsenal’s Nacho Monreal celebrates with his side after scoring the opening goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Brighton & Hove Albion at Emirates Stadium in London

Sunday's MatchWeek 7 Premier League results

Arsenal 2-0 Brighton & Hove Albion
Everton 0-1 Burnley
Newcastle United 1-1 Liverpool

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Juan Mata scores opening goal for Manchester United

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Manchester Unuited's Marouane Fellaini

Kevin de Bruyne's amazing goal gave Manchester City a 1-0 victory away against EPL champions Chelsea that keeps the Citizens on top of the Premier League table on goal difference. De Bruyne unleashed an unstoppable left-footed shot from 20 yards out after a neat one-two with Gabriel Jesus on 67 minutes to seal City's fifth straight England Premier League win. City was dominant in the first half but could not break the deadlock, with Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois saving superbly from Fernandinho just before the break.

Jesus had an effort blocked by Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger after De Bruyne's goal. Chelsea pressed hard at the end but were unable to score an equaliser. Manchester City currently top the table with 19 points tied with cross-town arch rivals Manchester United, while Chelsea dropped to fourth, 6 points behind.

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Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois

Here is the full fixture list for EPL Week 7, scores, goals, and squads

Saturday

Huddersfield Town 0-4 Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs goals: Harry Kane 9, Ben Davies 16, Harry Kane 23, Moussa Sissoko 90 +0:34

Clean sheet: Lloris

Squads

Huddersfield Town: Lossl, Smith, Jorgensen, Schindler, Lowe, Mooy, Hogg, Kachunga, van La Parra, Ince, Depoitre. Subs: Malone, Whitehead, Billing, Sabiri, Cranie, Green, Hadergjonaj.

Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Trippier, Winks, Dier, Davies, Eriksen, Alli, Kane. Subs: Son, Vorm, Nkoudou, Sissoko, Llorente, Foyth, Walker-Peters.

Referee: Neil Swarbrick (Lancashire).

Bournemouth 0-0 Leicester City

Clean sheets: Begovic and Schmeichel

Squads

Bournemouth: Begovic, Adam Smith, Francis, Ake, Daniels, Pugh, Surman, Lewis Cook, Stanislas, King, Defoe. Subs: Boruc, Steve Cook, Gosling, Afobe, Fraser, Mousset, Ibe. 
Leicester: Schmeichel, Simpson, Maguire, Morgan, Fuchs, Gray, King, Ndidi, Albrighton, Okazaki, Vardy. Subs: Chilwell, Iheanacho, Hamer, Amartey, Slimani, Iborra, Mahrez. 
Referee: Graham Scott.

Manchester United 4-0 Crystal Palace

Man United goals: uan Mata 3, Marouane Fellaini 35, Marouane Fellaini 49, Romelu Lukaku 86

Clean sheet: David de Gea

Squads

Man Utd: de Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Jones, Young, Matic, Fellaini, Mata, Mkhitaryan, Rashford, Lukaku. Subs: Bailly, Martial, Lingard, Blind, Romero, Ander Herrera, Darmian. 
Crystal Palace: Hennessey, Ward, Sakho, Delaney, Van Aanholt, Milivojevic, Cabaye, Townsend, Puncheon, Schlupp, Sako. Subs: Speroni, Lee, McArthur, Ladapo, Mutch, Kelly, Riedewald. 
Referee: Mike Dean.

Stoke City 2-1 Southampton

Stoke City goals: Mame Diouf 40, Peter Crouch 85

Southampton goal: Maya Yoshida 75

Squads

Stoke: Butland, Zouma, Cameron, Wimmer, Diouf, Allen, Fletcher, Pieters, Shaqiri, Choupo-Moting, Berahino. Subs: Johnson, Tymon, Afellay, Adam, Crouch, Sobhi, Grant. 
Southampton: Forster, Cedric, Yoshida, van Dijk, Bertrand, Romeu, Lemina, Tadic, Davis, Redmond, Long. Subs: Hoedt, Austin, McCarthy, Ward-Prowse, Boufal, Gabbiadini, Hojbjerg. 
Referee: Mike Jones.

West Bromwich Albion 2-2 Watford

West Brom goals: Jose Salomon Rondon 18, Jonny Evans 21

Watford goals: Abdoulaye Doucoure 37, de Andrade Richarlison 90 +4:38

Squads

West Brom: Foster, Dawson, Hegazi, Evans, Gibbs, Krychowiak, Barry, Brunt, Rodriguez, Phillips, Rondon. Subs: Nyom, Robson-Kanu, Morrison, Livermore, Myhill, McClean, Chadli. 
Watford: Gomes, Femenia, Mariappa, Kabasele, Holebas, Doucouré, Capoue, Carrillo, Cleverley, Richarlison, Deeney. Subs: Janmaat, Britos, Gray, Hughes, Watson, Karnezis, Pereyra. 
Referee: Michael Oliver.

West Ham United 1-0 Swansea City

West Ham goal: Knuvante 44’min

Clean sheet: Fabianski

Squads

West Ham: Hart, Zabaleta, Fonte, Reid, Cresswell, Noble, Kouyate, Antonio, Hernandez, Carroll, Ayew. Subs: Lanzini, Adrian, Sakho, Ogbonna, Byram, Masuaku, Rice. 
Swansea: Fabianski, Naughton, Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson, Sanches, Britton, Carroll, Abraham, Bony, Ayew. Subs: Van der Hoorn, Fer, Narsingh, Nordfeldt, Clucas, Rangel, Roque. 
Referee: Roger East.

Chelsea 0-1 Manchester City

Manchester City goal: Kevin De Bruyne 67

Clean sheet: Courtois

Squads

Courtois, Rudiger, Christensen, Cahill, Azpilicueta, Kante, Bakayoko, Fabregas, Alonso, Hazard, Morata. Subs: Caballero, Pedro, Moses, Kenedy, Zappacosta, Willian, Batshuayi.

Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Delph, De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Silva, Sane, Gabriel Jesus, Sterling. Subs: Bravo, Danilo, Gundogan, Mangala, Bernardo Silva, Alexander Zinchenko, Toure.

Referee: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire).

Sunday

Arsenal 2-0 Brighton & Hove Albion

Arsenal goals: Nacho Monreal 16, Alex Iwobi 56

Clean sheet: Petr Cech

Squads

Arsenal: Cech; Holding, Mustafi, Monreal; Bellerin, Ramsey, Xhaka, Kolasinac; Iwobi, Sanchez; Lacazette. Substitutes: Ospina, Mertesacker, Maitland-Niles, Wilshere, Elneny, Walcott, Giroud.

Brighton: Ryan; Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Bong; Stephens, Propper; March, Gross, Izquierdo; Brown.
Substitutes; Krul, Goldson, Schelotto, Suttner, Molumby, Knockaert, Murray.

Referee Kevin Friend.

Everton 0-1 Burnley

Burnley goal: Jeff Hendrick 21

Clean sheet: Pope

Squads

Everton: Pickford; Martina, Keane, Williams, Baines; Vlasic, Schneiderlin, Gueye, Sigurdsson; Calvert-Lewin, Niasse. Subs: Stekelenburg, Holgate, Davies, Klaassen, Lookman, Rooney, Sandro.

Burnley: Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Ward; Arfield, Cork, Hendrick, Defour, Brady; Wood. Subs: Lindegaard, Vokes, Barnes, Gudmundsson, Westwood, Bardsley, Long.

Referee: Jon Moss.

Newcastle United 1-1 Liverpool

Newcastle Utd goal: Mato Joselu 36

Liverpool goal: Philippe Coutinho 29

Squads

Newcastle: Elliot; Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Manquillo; Shelvey, Merino; Ritchie, Perez, Atsu; Joselu. Substitutes: Darlow, Lejeune, Gamez, Hayden, Diame, Murphy, Gayle.

Liverpool: Mignolet; Gomez, Matip, Lovren, Moreno; Wijnaldum, Henderson, Coutinho; Salah, Sturridge, Mane. Substitutes: Karius, Milner, Klavan, Can, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Firmino, Solanke.

Referee Craig Pawson

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Philippe Coutinho scores for Liverpool against Newcastle United at St James Park

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Liverpool celebrates Philippe Coutinho's goal against Newcastle United at St James Park

Championship League

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Cardiff City is in first place on the Championship League Table with 24 pooints from 11 games. Wolves are in second with 23 points, Sheff United are in third with 21 points, Bristol City are in fourth and Leeds United is in fifth with 20 points apiece.

Top Champions League goal scorers to date are Bobby Reid, Garry Hopper, and Jarrod Bowen with 7 goals apiece.

In the Championship League, Wolves were among the big winners of the day, moving up to second with a dominant 4-0 victory at BurtonHull thrashed Birmingham 6-1. Simon Grayson returned to Preston, who he left in the summer in favor of Sunderland. Preston have the division’s sixth-best home record with 11 points from five games (Sunderland’s one from five leaves them 23rd), while Sunderland have the division’s 14th-best away record with five points from five games (Preston, with eight, are sixth again). Cardiff have the best home record of all, and are at the top of the table, and they’re hosting Derby next. On January 20th 2018, Leeds United host Millwall at Elland Roas in Leeds. Buy Leeds United v Millwall tickets now from LiveFootballTickets.com!

Upcoming Championship League fixtures you will enjoy!

Aston Villa v Bolton
Burton Albion v Wolves
Cardiff v Derby
Hull v Birmingham
Ipswich v Bristol City
Middlesbrough v Brentford
Millwall v Barnsley
Nottm Forest v Sheffield United
Preston North End v Sunderland