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Arsenal will host Manchester United in the fourth round of the FA Cup after the draw was held following Wolves’ 2-1 win against Liverpool on Monday night that sees Jurgen Klopp’s team exit the competition.

Arsenal with 13 FA Cup wins and United with 12 are the most successful clubs in the world’s oldest knockout competition.

United beat Reading 2-0 in the third round, while Unai Emery’s Arsenal beat Blackpool 3-0 on Saturday. Crystal Palace host Tottenham and Burnley will travel to Manchester City in the only other matches featuring two Premier League teams. A third such instance would occur if Newcastle beat Blackburn in their replay, with the winner hosting Watford.

Several other clubs are awaiting the results of third-round replays to determine opponents, with those matches set for Jan. 15 and 16.

Holders Chelsea were given a home game against one of two lower-league teams, Sheffield Wednesday or Luton.

Giant killers Newport County of League Two (fourth tier), who beat Leicester City in the third round, face a trip to second-tier Middlesbrough, managed by Newport-born Tony Pulis.

Everton face a tricky test at Championship side Millwall, while Barnet, the only non-league team in the last 32, were drawn at home to second-tier Brentford.

The fourth round will be played from Jan. 25-28, with all matches aired live on ESPN+ in the United States.

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Jurgen Klopp was unhappy with some of Burnley’s slide tackles in Liverpool’s 3-1 victory at Turf Moor, which saw Reds defender Joe Gomez carried off on a stretcher.

Liverpool came from behind to win on Wednesday night after Jack Cork’s opener thanks to goals from James Milner, Roberto Firmino and Xherdan Shaqiri.

Gomez, 21, will undergo a scan on his ankle on Thursday following a challenge from Burnley’s Ben Mee in the first half, which Klopp said could keep the England international out for a while.

“I’m pretty sure I don’t make a lot of friends, but that’s not my job,” Klopp told a news conference. “I said after the first challenge, I don’t know who did it, sliding tackle from six, seven yards, getting the ball, everybody likes it. I said to the ref: ‘It’s no foul, but please tell them you cannot do that.’

“Nobody can judge that. You get the ball, nice, but it’s like bowling because you get the player as well.

“It happened four or five times, everybody likes it, but Joe is injured, and probably not only a little bit. We don’t know in the moment, we sent him home so we have to see, but it’s his ankle, yes.”

Klopp added: “They wanted to be aggressive. Aggression is a part of football. You try something, and you need someone to say: ‘Be careful.’

“There were a lot of situations, challenges. There was nothing to say: ‘Wow, too much.’ They were normal challenges. But with six or seven yards and then [slide], these times are over. They are over.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche, left, and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp exchange words at the end of their Premier League match.

“We all want to win football games, and there are different ways of doing it. Somebody has to tell you to stop doing it, make two more steps and make a normal challenge. Don’t go five yards before the player because the grass is wet and take any risk. It’s not intentional, but these are the situations.

“The boy with the ball is a bit unlucky because what can happen is what happened to Joe Gomez.

“I think the referee has to make sure that things like this don’t happen constantly. It’s not how it should be. Let’s play football.”

Klopp and Burnley manager Sean Dyche appeared to have a disagreement at the final whistle, although both managers declined to comment on what happened.

However, while Klopp took issue with some of the tackles, Dyche felt the physicality his team displayed during the game was perfectly legal.

“I thought there were some excellent challenges tonight,” Dyche said. “When you think about real challenges, I thought some of the timing of the challenges were superb tonight.

“That’s part of that front-foot mentality. You’ve got to win the ball, you’ve got to challenge against these boys. You’ve got to, you know, put a marker on the game — not only with good tackles, but also with good play. I thought we were effective.”

The victory at Burnley means Klopp’s side have now made the best start to a top-flight season in Liverpool’s 126-year history.

“Reacting like we did at a tough place like Turf Moor, that’s special,” Klopp said. “Milly was outstanding anyway, really good performance especially physically, scored that one. Then finally after a few weeks’ break our set-pieces are back. Bobby with that one, first touch, scored.

“We wanted to change when we were 1-0 down and we changed at 1-1 because it was clear, we had to try and win the game. Third goal, brilliant.

“We controlled the game in a lot of moments, but in the moments where we allowed Burnley to make proper tackles, it didn’t look that cool.

“Second half, perfect reaction and really happy with three points.”

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Barcelona’s Gerard Pique has defended Ousmane Dembele at the end of another difficult week for the France forward, saying all players make mistakes when they are young.

Sources have told ESPN FC that the club are concerned over elements of Dembele’s lifestyle and he was left out of the squad for Sunday’s 4-3 defeat to Real Betis after missing training earlier in the week.

Barca said Dembele missed Thursday’s session with an illness but local media reports said they had been unable to locate him for an hour and a half before finally establishing that he was at home with a stomach bug, and Pique said his exclusion by manager Ernesto Valverde should serve as a lesson.

“It’s the coach’s decision [not to call him up],” Pique said. “He has a lot of talent and a lot of room to improve. If the coach doesn’t call him up, it’s to help him improve. We’re all here to help him. We’ve all been young like him, we’ve all made mistakes like him.

“From experience, you have to teach [the young players] that football lasts for all 24 hours of the day — you have to live it from the first minute until the last. I am sure he knows that and that he will keep improving with time.”

Ousmane Dembele has struggled to find his feet since joining Barcelona from Borussia Dortmund in 2017.

Barca director Guillermo Amor said to make it at Camp Nou, you have to go the extra mile.

“All the professionals at the club always have to keep moving forward,” Amor said. “They have to live the profession and work hard every day to play. At Barcelona, you have to prove yourself every day — in games and in training.

“It takes a lot to play for Barcelona, a lot. There are a lot of good players. You have to play where you’re told, the minutes you’re given and when you’re not playing you have to be patient and wait for your chance. You have to be ready when it comes.”

Dembele started the season well, scoring five goals in his first six appearances, but has not started a league game since Sept. 29 since being replaced in the side by Arthur Melo.

He did score in last weekend’s comeback win over Rayo Vallecano as a substitute and started against Inter in the Champions League in midweek before missing training on Thursday.

Sources have told ESPN FC that Barca still have no plans to sell him — despite reported interest from several Premier League sides — and hope that as he gets older he will become more aware of what’s needed to make it at one of Europe’s biggest clubs.

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Sadio Mane has become the latest Liverpool player to sustain an injury while on international duty after suffering a hand injury with Senegal, although an official diagnosis has yet to be provided.

Sources have told ESPN FC that Liverpool are aware of the injury and will assess him upon his return to Merseyside.

It remains unclear at this stage whether Mane has withdrawn from the Senegal squad ahead of Tuesday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Sudan.

Mohamed Salah has returned to Liverpool after picking up a suspected groin injury late on in Egypt’s 4-1 win over Swaziland on Friday. The injury is not thought to be serious.

Meanwhile, Virgil van Dijk’s withdrawal from the Netherlands squad was a precautionary measure in consultation with Liverpool.

The centre-half aggravated a rib injury last month and will play no part in the Netherlands’ match in Belgium on Tuesday, having played the entirety of Friday’s win over Germany.

“He’s back to Liverpool and he’s ready to play for next week,” Netherlands manager Ronald Koeman told a news conference on Monday. “He takes a rest. He spoke to the manager.

“The medical staff of the Dutch national team spoke to the medical staff of Liverpool and we made the decision that he was only playing the Germany game and then back to Liverpool.

“He’s ready to play next weekend, yes.”

Those Liverpool players not on national team duty reported back to Melwood on Monday after being granted time off as preparations for Saturday’s trip to Huddersfield Town begin.

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Ahead of Tuesday’s friendly with archrivals Mexico (ESPN, 8:30 p.m. ET), U.S. caretaker manager Dave Sarachan avoided getting drawn into much discussion about his level of interest in becoming the manager on a full-time basis.

The U.S. team’s record under Sarachan now stands at 2-2-3 following Friday’s 2-0 defeat to Brazil, though under his stewardship he has put a heavy emphasis on bringing in younger, less experienced players. That said, it’s highly unlikely that Sarachan would be selected to the lead the program given his ties to the previous regime under Bruce Arena, which failed to qualify for the World Cup.

Speaking to reporters ahead of Sunday’s practice session at Lipscomb University, Sarachan was asked if it was possible he might lead the team through the remainder of this cycle.

“The possibilities are endless. I haven’t thought about that. Right now the whole focus is on Tuesday. We’ll let that process play out,” Sarachan said.

When asked if he would like to be chosen to lead the team, he said: “I don’t see why I wouldn’t like it. It’s an honor and a privilege when you’re part of your national team.”

For now, Sarachan’s emphasis is on getting his team ready for the intensity that always accompanies matches against Mexico. The match can also carry extra significance for players like Toronto FC midfielder Marky Delgado whose family has links to both countries.

“I think the USA-Mexico game is an inherently hyped up [match] no matter what,” said Sarachan. “Each individual player has their own history perhaps, certainly as players but maybe culturally as well. I would imagine Marky is going to treat it like any other game, maybe there’s a little bit of a different feeling, but I think whenever you play this kind of a game everybody is pretty hyped up about it.”

Of the players currently on the U.S. roster, only seven have experienced a match against El Tri at senior level, though some like midfielder Tyler Adams and defender Matt Miazga have played against Mexico at youth level.

“Whether they’ve actually played or been a part of that environment they kind of have a pretty good idea of it,” said Sarachan about players like Adams. “But you never know until you step on the field.”

For now, Sarachan’s priority is getting his team to absorb the lessons from the Brazil match.

“On both sides of the ball there’s improvement [to be made],” he said. “As a collective in terms of applying pressure, we need to work through some issues that I thought were exposed against Brazil. But for sure, with the ball, having a little more confidence and movement ahead of the ball [will] allow us more time and space to be a little more effective in the final third and with possession overall.”

Sarachan added that he has been impressed with his team’s mental fortitude in the wake of the Brazil result.

“I think we learned a lot in that game. One thing I’ll say [is] I don’t think this team will lose confidence,” he said. “I think they understand the opponent we have just played, a team that was comprised of a lot of veterans that could have won a World Cup. I think we’ll take some of the lessons we learned from that game, but the focus will shift to getting our minds right for the next game.”

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LAFC center-back Laurent Ciman has left the club less than a year after moving to Los Angeles to transfer to French club Dijon.

Ciman, 33, signed a two-year contract with the Ligue 1 team. LAFC will receive a transfer fee of around $500,000, a source told ESPN FC.

Ciman’s deal with LAFC was set to expire at the end of the MLS season this winter, and he thanked the club for allowing him to leave.

“As you may have heard, we are leaving L.A. for France,” Ciman wrote on social media on Tuesday. “I want to thank LAFC fans for embracing me, supporting me, and making me feel like family in ways that exceeded my every expectation. I’ll always keep LAFC fans in my heart.

“The club put the best interests of me and my family above their own, which is rare in today’s sports world. The organization allowed me the chance to return to Europe and continue playing at a high level with a deal providing long-term security for my family.

“To LAFC fans and the organization, my gratitude and love forever. I’ve been honored to be your first captain, to have scored our first goal at Banc of California Stadium and to be a part of the LAFC family.”

Ciman provided a critical presence in the center of LAFC’s defense as well as on set pieces. The MLS club will now rely heavily on center-back Danilo Silva — who was recently acquired on loan from Brazilian side Internacional — to partner Walker Zimmerman in defense with Dejan Jakovic backing them up.

Ciman was left out of Friday’s 1-1 draw with the LA Galaxy because the player was not “fully focused” amid persistent transfer rumors, manager Bob Bradley said.

“Laurent has played an important role getting us started in our first season at LAFC,” Bradley said in the team’s statement. “He has given a lot to this club and we will always appreciate his passion, leadership and strong play.”

LAFC acquired Ciman from the Montreal Impact last December in a trade for expansion draft picks Jukka Raitala and Raheem Edwards, whom they’d picked up just hours before making the move for Ciman.

Ciman, the MLS defender of the year in 2015, helped Belgium qualify for the World Cup, although he was left off the final squad that eventually finished third in Russia this summer.

He started his professional career at Belgium’s RSC Charleroi before stints at Club Brugge, KV Kortrijk and Standard Liege before moving to MLS with Montreal in 2015.

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U.S. youth international Jonathan Gonzalez continues to be followed very closely by Mexico with an eye to calling him up for the Jan. 31 friendly against Bosnia & Herzegovina, according to a report by ESPN Mexico’s Ivan Canada.

The 18-year-old dual national midfielder Gonzalez has been with the U.S. national team since under-14 level. If the player does opt for Mexico, Gonzalez would have to file for a one-time switch with FIFA, confirmed U.S. Soccer to ESPN’s Jeff Carlisle, which would bind him permanently to El Tri.

A high ranking member of the Mexican federation traveled to California to talk to Gonzalez and his family during the midfielder’s brief preseason break, while Osorio has recently spoken to the player on the phone about his decision, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed to ESPN FC.

Gonzalez enjoyed a breakout season with Liga MX side Monterrey, reaching the final of the 2017 Apertura and winning the Copa MX.

Gonzalez had been expected to suit up for the United States and had been on former coach Bruce Arena’s radar, but the Californian wasn’t called into temporary coach Dave Sarachan’s U.S. squad to face Portugal last November.

“I wasn’t called in, in November,” Gonzalez said in an interview with Soccer America. “Personally, nobody came and talked to me and let me know about that friendly. I just wasn’t called in.”

The United States also play Bosnia & Herzegovina on Jan. 28, but the game is on a Sunday and Liga MX-based players are rarely involved in the Stars and Stripes’ January camps. Monterrey has a match against Chivas on Jan. 27 and would be unlikely to allow a regular starter to go on international duty in order to miss the game.

Mexico plans to pounce on the opportunity, according to the report, to see if Gonzalez can be tempted to play for El Tri as it prepares for Russia 2018. The United States didn’t qualify for the World Cup.

Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio has said he likes Gonzalez and he is an option for January, but was adamant that the midfielder would have to battle it out for a spot in the squad like any other player.

Gonzalez moved to Monterrey when he was 14 years old and made his way up the club’s youth system. He was named in the Liga MX’s official Best XI for the 2017 Apertura after winning a starting spot and keeping it all tournament.

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Birmingham remain entrenched at the bottom of the Sky Bet Championship after an embarrassing 2-0 home defeat at the hands of Norwich.

The Canaries collected a valuable away victory carved out by a superb first-half goal from the outstanding Alex Pritchard and a second from Josh Murphy.

It was a real dogfight and a dreadful result for a Birmingham side which has now won only two games in 13 outings under manager Steve Cotterill and scored just five goals.

Birmingham, severely handicapped by their lack of strikers, went into the game with only one win in 11 games while Norwich had just one victory in 10 outings which demonstrated why it was such a tense match.

With James Maddison as their playmaker, Norwich were bright and breezy in the opening exchanges but Birmingham battled their way back into contention with some determined moves but failed to create any really serious goalscoring opportunities.

Lukas Jutkiewicz, drafted into the side in place of the suspended Sam Gallagher, failed to make much impression against a Norwich defence which effectively funnelled back at the sight of danger.

Birmingham’s best chance of breaking the deadlock occurred when Jonathan Grounds went on a run finishing with a curling shot towards the far top corner of the net forcing Angus Gunn to make a fingertip save.

Norwich, without the services of Cameron Jerome who had scored three goals in his last two starts against Birmingham, had to mount a defensive blockade with Timm Kiose playing a key role.

The industry of Craig Gardner emerged as an important feature of Birmingham’s play, but the performance of their expensive signing, Jota, left a great deal to be desired.

Birmingham’s commitment to attack left them vulnerable as was demonstrated when Norwich took a 31st-minute lead.

Maddison provided a low pass to the right from a smart set-piece routine, enabling Pritchard to run onto the ball and score with a powerful angled shot.

The goal immediately resulted in Norwich adopting an even more defensive shape in a bid to retain their slender advantage, but they still looked more dangerous than the hosts as Nelson Oliveira was denied a second goal after the break by another smart save from David Stockdale.

Norwich settled the game when Pritchard astutely set up Murphy with a through-ball, and Murphy took the ball around Stockdale to score.

The Birmingham goalkeeper prevented a heavier defeat with two outstanding saves, but there was no way back for Blues.

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Stefano Sturaro’s agent has hinted that his client may leave Juventus in the January transfer window.

Newcastle United were linked with the central midfielder in the summer transfer window with the club playing down the reports as Juventus slapped a €20m asking price on him.

But in November Sturaro’s agent claimed that Newcastle and Everton were interested in his player and could come back in again in January. Everton have since switched managers, however.

Manager Rafa Benitez is known to want quality additions in January to help the club move away from the relegation scrap they currently find themselves in.

And if Sturaro really is a target, his agents latest comments will offer hope that he may be more receptive to a move next month.

The Italian’s agent Carlo Volpi told Tribal Football: “Juventus have a team strong enough to be highly competitive for Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League.

“Stefano has already played both in CL and in Serie A this year and he wants to train even harder in order to be ready when his moment comes.

“Juventus also have such midfielders as Matuidi, Marchisio and Khedira: they all are around 30 years old and incredibly talented and charismatic.

“There are clubs from the Premier [League] which made clear they are interested in Stefano, it would be unfair to name them but the news is coming out. January is imminent.

Stefano Sturaro of Juventus in action during the Serie A match between AS Roma and Juventus at Stadio Olimpico

“But there are many important games to play and Stefano is highly focused on his role in the team.”

The 24-year-old chose to stay at Juventus despite interest in him in the summer.

Since then though, he’s made just seven appearances for the Serie A outfit, with only one of those being a league start.

His agent’s comments suggest he may look to leave in January, either permanently or on loan.

Stefano has been capped four times by Italy, although he won’t be hoping for games with next summer’s World Cup in mind as Italy failed to qualify.

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Tottenham moved back into the Premier League top four as goals from Serge Aurier and the in-form Son Heung-min helped them to victory over a stubborn Brighton at Wembley.

Spurs dominated both territory and possession from the start but had been frustrated by the visitors until Aurier’s cross from the right touchline fortuitously looped over Mat Ryan and into the far top corner of the net to give the Ivory Coast full-back his first goal for the club.

It was a harsh way to concede for Albion, who had put in a well-organised defensive display in pursuit of a first win in six matches and a first away goal against a side above them in the table.

They failed to find either during the second half and their challenge was ended when Son scored for the fourth game running via a stooping header from Christian Eriksen’s free-kick.

Erik Lamela – making his first start in over a year following serious hip injury – struck the post with a shot, as did Harry Kane from a free-kick as Spurs claimed a second successive win to move above Liverpool, Burnley and Arsenal.

Brighton remain 13th in the table, but the gap between them and the bottom three has been cut to three points.

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The respective heatmaps for the sides - Tottenham on the left, Brighton on the right - illustrates the amount of possession held by the former

Tottenham dropped eight points in their four Premier League games in November – a run of form that dumped them out of the qualification places for the Champions League just as their results in Europe’s premier club competition were hitting new heights.

They began the month with an impressive victory over reigning European champions Real Madrid and won at Borussia Dortmund between their league defeat at Arsenal and home draw with West Brom.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino suggested a “lack of focus”, brought about by their achievements in Europe, had distracted them from their domestic responsibilities, but two wins in five days suggests they are back on target.

Pochettino made four changes to his side – including dropping Dele Alli to the bench – and they had to show greater patience in this encounter than on Saturday when Stoke capitulated to a 5-1 defeat at Wembley.

After an uninspiring first 40 minutes of few chances, and with the home side’s patience threatening to turn to frustration, they were given a slice of luck through Aurier’s opener.

However, unlike at the weekend, the floodgates failed to open after the break and Spurs were forced to battle for their three points – a task to which they were equal.

They did not panic when chances came and went and were rewarded when Son claimed his eighth goal of the season to give his side a comfortable final four minutes.

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Tomer Hemed has scored twice for Brighton in the Premier League this season

These are worrying times for Brighton.

Like both Newcastle and Huddersfield – the two other teams promoted from the Championship last season – the Seagulls are finding wins very hard to come by as we move towards winter.

Albion are now without a win in five games, having lost the last three.

Chris Hughton’s side are well-organised, hard-working and determined – qualities that were again on show at Wembley – but they lack goals and the spark to create them, even with direct attacking players like Anthony Knockaert and Jose Izquierdo, both of whom were recalled to the starting XI.

They have attempted 142 shots so far this season – the fewest of any team in the top flight – and have converted just 14 of them in 17 games.

Their one and only clear opportunity to score on Wednesday fell to Tomer Hemed – in for Glenn Murray up front – but he fired his snap-shot from inside the box straight at Hugo Lloris.

Albion have now failed to score a goal in the six away games they have played against sides currently above them in the league, a group that threatens to grow in number week by week.

Man of the match – Son Heung-min (Tottenham)

Son Heung-min has scored in three consecutive Premier League games for the second time, following a run of four back in April

‘Sometimes you need luck’ – what they said…

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino: “I think it’s fantastic for us, three victories in a row (in all competitions) – so important for us. I’m happy with the performance.

On Aurier’s goal: “I think he tried to put the ball in there and I think it’s fantastic, sometimes you need some luck to score.

“The team deserved it, we dominated the game. We deserved to go to half time winning the game, (the win was important to) believe and fight for the Premier League. We created a lot of chances, it’s not easy to play when the opponent play in that formation to try only to stop you to play.”

Brighton manager Chris Hughton: “We were always going to be up against it here, with the quality they’ve got. We went behind to a very fortuitous goal and then we had really good periods in the second half.

“When you’re a side like us the chances are going to be minimal, you’ve got to defend well and I thought for large parts of the game we did that. We’ve gone down to a poor goal from our point of view. What the lad will say, whether he meant it or not? From our side it looks like a cross that’s gone in at the far post.”

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After failing to win any of their first three Premier League home games this season, Spurs have won five of their last six at Wembley (D1).

Serge Aurier became the first Ivorian to score a Premier League goal for Spurs – they’ve now had players from nine different African nations score for them, the joint-most in the competition (level with Sunderland).

Indeed, Spurs have now had players of 41 different nationalities score in the Premier League for them – a joint-high with Manchester City.

Christian Eriksen provided his 42nd Premier League assist – second only to Mesut Ozil (47) since his debut in the competition (in September 2013).

Brighton are only the second of the 27 different teams that Harry Kane has faced without scoring in the Premier League (also Cardiff).

What’s next?

Brighton host Burnley in the Premier League at 15:00 GMT this Saturday. Tottenham are in action in the evening when they travel to unbeaten league-leaders Manchester City for a 17:30 kick-off.