One of football's forgotten men, Massadio Haidara, returned on Monday night. But can he reclaim a position on the Newcastle left?
Janko left Celtic for Barnsley at the end of the transfer window.
Tottenham Hotspur were keen not to let Nabil Bentaleb join a rival club.
The Italy midfielder Marco Verratti has rejected suggestions Paris Saint-Germain are in a transitional period as the French club, rattled by a sloppy start to the new campaign, prepare to host Arsenal in the Champions League.
One of Bravo’s mis-controls forced the Chilean to lunge at Rooney to clear the ball. José Mourinho, United’s manager, later claimed the challenge should have led to a penalty but Guardiola would not be drawn on the incident. “Normally in my career – or maybe only once or twice in seven years – I don’t speak about the decisions of referees,” said the Catalan. “Sometimes you are lucky. Sometimes you are unlucky but I am not going to talk about the decision of referees.
Duncan Watmore gave a poor showing in Sunderland's 3-0 defeat to Everton.
Raheem Sterling embodies the flying start Manchester City have made under Pep Guardiola and his form is the best response to last season’s criticism, which he correctly calls “a bit unfair”.
Arsène Wenger believes Arsenal’s heavy investment this summer and greater experience throughout their squad leaves them better placed to force passage into the latter stages of the Champions League than in recent seasons as he prepares to lead the club into a 19th successive campaign in the competition.
Mark Warburton's Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers were brought back to earth.
The Republic of Ireland are back at the Stade de France for what has the feel of a do-or-die match. What could possibly go wrong? The Irish have Sweden in the opening tie of their Euro 2016 group phase campaign and the sense of anticipation, as the manager, Martin O’Neill, said on Sunday, is palpable. And yet the demons lurk. The choice of venue has seen to that.
One game gone and, as usual, three points chalked up.