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Ashes day one – in pictures and social

Dawid Malan’s maiden Test century gave England the advantage on a spicy first day in Perth.

Loris Karius replaced Simon Mignolet on Wednesday night

Karius keen to ‘battle’ for Liverpool number one spot

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius is keen to reignite the battle to become Jurgen Klopp’s first choice.

Dawid Malan hit a brilliant century (Jason O'Brien/PA)

Australia v England – story of day one

Dawid Malan harnessed England’s fleeting anger at Mark Stoneman’s controversial dismissal as his maiden Test century gave them the advantage on a spicy first day in Perth.

David Silva celebrates his second goal (Nick Potts/PA)

Manchester City create history with 15th straight win after hammering Swansea

Manchester City set a new Premier League record of 15 consecutive wins with a 4-0 victory at bottom club Swansea.

Mauricio Pochettino is in confident mood ahead of Manchester City clash (Daniel Hambury/PA Wire)

No negative thoughts from Pochettino before Tottenham’s game at Manchester City

Mauricio Pochettino insists containing Manchester City will not be on his mind on Saturday as he believes Tottenham can beat the Premier League’s unbeaten leaders.

Jack Wilshere made his first Premier League start for Arsenal since May 2016 in Wednesday's draw at West Ham.

Jack Wilshere waiting for Arsenal to make their move with contract talks

Jack Wilshere is no nearer to signing a new contract despite making his long-awaited return to Arsenal’s Premier League starting line-up in Wednesday’s draw at West Ham.

Wladimir Klitschko has auctioned off the robe he wore in his final fight

Klitschko auctions robe containing Joshua fight prediction

Wladimir Klitschko has raised £160,000 from the sale of the robe he wore in his final professional fight against Anthony Joshua.

Dawid Malan's maiden Test century is also the first of England's Ashes campaign (Jason O'Brien/PA)

Dawid Malan enjoyed maiden Test century despite Australia’s imposing pacemen

Dawid Malan enjoyed every minute of the Australia pace barrage he had to withstand on his way to a maiden hundred which has breathed new belief into England’s Ashes campaign.

Romelu Lukaku (centre left)  celebrates the winner (Martin Rickett/PA)

Romelu Lukaku strike gives Manchester United victory over Bournemouth

Romelu Lukaku hit back at his critics with the only goal of the game as Manchester United beat Bournemouth 1-0 in the Premier League.

A goal from Romelu Lukaku, centre left, was enough to get Manchester United back to winning ways against Bournemouth

Phil Jones encouraged by United spirit in Bournemouth victory

Phil Jones believes Manchester United showed fight and courage to get back on track after being rocked by the “magnitude” of their derby defeat.

Jose Mourinho has until 6pm on December 18 to respond to the request (Martin Rickett/PA)

Jose Mourinho asked to explain pre-Manchester derby comments

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been asked by the Football Association to provide his observations on comments he made ahead of last weekend’s derby against Manchester City.

FAW chief executive Jonathan Ford faces no disciplinary action (Ben Birchall/PA Wire)

FAW chief to face no further action over Wales boss comment

Football Association of Wales chief executive Jonathan Ford will face no disciplinary action over his comment that the next manager of Wales would “definitely not” be English.

Tony Martin, pictured, has spoken out about Chris Froome's adverse drugs test  (David Davies/PA)

Chris Froome should be suspended, says ‘angry’ German rival Tony Martin

Four-time world time trial champion Tony Martin has called the decision not to suspend Team Sky leader Chris Froome immediately for his adverse drugs test a “scandal”.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin is staying at Everton

Dominic Calvert-Lewin signs new Everton contract

Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin has signed a new long-term deal with the Premier League club.

Ian Botham in action for Scunthorpe during his playing days

Sir Ian Botham named Scunthorpe president

Sir Ian Botham has been appointed club president of Scunthorpe.

Maro Itoje is a big player for England

England forward Maro Itoje set to return from injury in time for Six Nations

Maro Itoje will be available for the start of England’s Six Nations title defence after Saracens revealed he faces a maximum of four more weeks in rehabilitation.

Top Notch and Daryl Jacob on the way to winning he Peterborough Chase

Easy for Top Notch in rearranged Peterborough Chase

It is easy to see why Top Notch is such a favourite with trainer Nicky Henderson after he set up a return to the top table with victory in the Peterborough Chase at Taunton.

Serge Aurier (centre) celebrates the winner (Nigel French/PA)

Aurier and Son goals see Tottenham move back into top four

Tottenham climbed back into the Premier League’s top four as Serge Aurier’s fluke-goal and a header from Son Heung-min sealed a 2-0 victory over Brighton.

Chris Froome won his first La Vuelta title in September (PA)

Chris Froome fighting to keep Vuelta title and avoid ban after failing drug test

Chris Froome could lose his La Vuelta title and World Road Championships medals and miss most of next season after an adverse test for asthma drug salbutamol.

Dawid Malan raises his bat to the crowd as he walks off at stumps during day one of the Ashes Test match in Perth

5 things you may not know about Dawid Malan

Middlesex left-hander Dawid Malan became England’s first centurion of this Ashes series and closed the day unbeaten on 110 off 174 balls.

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