football news round-up – sunday, september 30

07:03    30 Sep 2018

Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard is fouled by Aberdeen’s Scott McKenna with late tackle during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 29, 2018. See PA story SOCCER Celtic. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Welcome to Fox Sports Africa’s round-up of football news for Sunday, September 30.

International and European club football

Dele Alli has been ruled out of Tottenham's Champions League game against Barcelona on Wednesday with the England international carrying a recurring hamstring problem and it is not yet clear when he will return; and Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard is a doubt for Thursday's Europa League group match at RB Salzburg after suffering a dead leg against Aberdeen.

Premier League, EFL Championship & Scottish Premiership

Daniel Sturridge's spectacular late equaliser earned Liverpool a deserved 1-1 draw at Chelsea - but the end of their 100% start to the Premier League season leaves Manchester City top of the table; Middlesbrough missed a chance to go to the top of the Championship table after being held away to Hull City; and Unbeaten Hearts remain five points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership after securing a 2-1 win over St Johnstone.

Ligue 1, Belgian First Division A, Eredivisie, Turkish Super Lig & MLS

Neymar scored twice as Paris Saint-Germain made it eight wins from as many Ligue 1 matches this season with a 3-0 victory at Nice; Genk thumped Zulte-Waregem 4-0 in a Pro League match; PSV Eindhoven kept up their perfect start in the Eredivisie with a 2-0 victory at NAC Breda on Saturday; Besiktas brushed aside Kayserispor 2-0 in a Super Lig game; and Tyler Miller says that only championships will do at expansion club Los Angeles FC.

Transfer rumours & gossip

Zinedine Zidane reportedly wants the Manchester United job and is taking English lessons to prepare; Bayern Munich are said to be eyeing a swoop for Marseille winger Florian Thauvin to replace Franck Ribery; and Jack Grealish's new Aston Villa contract reportedly contains a £45m release clause.

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