Arie charges to five-stroke lead

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Home leave it late

Protectors' superb comeback ruins DPMM's treble hopes

Home United's Song In Young (No. 12) giving Kwon Da Kyung a lift after scoring the winner against Brunei DPMM.
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Villa to feel the blues

BEWARE: After last week's 1-0 loss to Manchester City, Chelsea (above) will be looking to get back on track with a win against Aston Villa.
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Psychological warfare

Wenger says North London Derby is about more than three points

TOO SOON: Arsene Wenger (above) says it's too early to judge how Mauricio Pochettino has performed at White Hart Lane.
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Sluggish Spurs

Tottenham aren't buying into Pochettino's energetic style

POOR: Seasoned Spurs (above) watchers were surprised by their abject performance against West Brom last Sunday.
Mauricio Pochettino.
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Clubs deny any involvement in match-fixing

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Martinez remains upbeat

Roberto Martinez.
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Mersey mayhem v London's likely lads

SOFT CENTRE: Liverpool's midfielders will need to be a wall of granite against Everton in the Merseyside derby.
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Southall: Attack the Reds

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Cool Rodgers hoping for Merseyside Derby boost

FILLIP: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers remembers fondly how his side went on to win 11 of their next 12 matches after beating Everton 4-0 in January.
"He has pace, movement and quality. Against Spurs, he was exceptional, so we will be very happy to have him back, and I hope that it will be at this weekend." - Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers on Daniel Sturridge (above)

He walked into the press conference room at Melwood right on the dot at 2pm.

Wearing a big smile, he immediately went about sharing a joke with some of the journalists, eliciting a round of laughter.

There was no hint of Liverpool’s troubled start to the season, just pure calmness exuding from manager Brendan Rodgers, reports Gary Lim..

If there was pressure on the Northern Irishman, who has guided the Reds to only six points from five English Premier League games, he certainly wasn’t showing it.

Not even with the Merseyside Derby looming today.

Read the full report in our print edition on Sept 27.

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