World sport: 10 photos we liked this week - 22-28 October

A selection of the most striking sports photographs from around the world this week.

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Eddie Jones: Johnny Sexton 'has the bat phone to the referee'

England coach Eddie Jones has repeated his claim that Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton is given preferential treatment by referees.

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Manchester United 2-1 Brighton: Rashford's 'calm, assured' finishing praised by Solskjaer

Manchester United's interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praises Marcus Rashford's "calm, assured" finishing after the England striker scored again in a 2-1 win over Brighton.

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'Rugby's like a chessboard with 120kg pieces' - how virtual reality could transform training

Painstaking research, virtual reality and holding the tackle bags in training... an insight into how a top rugby analyst operates.

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'Rashford is playing the best football in his career,' says Solskjær after United win – video

Marcus Rashford marked his 150th appearance for Manchester United with a wonderful goal as his side won 2-1 at home to Brighton. Speaking after the match Ole Gunnar Solskjær said he believes the forward is currently the best striker in the Premier League with Harry Kane out injured Continue reading...

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James Ward-Prowse hits stunning goal to steer Southampton past Everton

Southampton continued to pull clear of relegation under their new manager, Ralph Hasenhüttl, but had to endure a nervy finish. Related: Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford strike as Manchester United beat Brighton Continue reading...

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Jose Mourinho: I've had three job offers but I don't park the bus

Jose Mourinho says he has turned down three job offers since being sacked as Manchester United boss and rejects criticism of the team's playing style.

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Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford strike as Manchester United beat Brighton

Marcus Rashford graced his 150th Manchester United appearance with a strike he – and those inside Old Trafford – will always remember. Goal No 41 of his career came just before the interval and ensured a seventh win from Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s opening seven matches in charge.The Norwegian believes Rashford may currently be the Premier League’s finest No 9. “He’s playing the best football of his career,” Solskjær said. “Harry Kane is injured so maybe that gives him the chance to be the best at the moment.” Continue reading...

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Chelsea players are 'extremely difficult to motivate', says Maurizio Sarri

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri launched a scathing attack on his players after they laboured to a 2-0 defeat at Arsenal in the Premier League.An irate Sarri, who opted to speak Italian in his press conference to properly execute his message, accused his squad of being ‘extremely difficult to motivate’.First-half goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny allowed the Gunners to move within three points of fourth-placed Chelsea, who have failed to find their rhythm in 2019.Sarri insists the mentality of his players must improve, hinting at personnel changes before the January transfer window is over.Arsenal 2-0 Chelsea: Premier League - as it happened! Continue reading...

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Arsenal 2-0 Chelsea: Sarri questions players' 'determination'

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is "angry" following his side's 2-0 defeat at Arsenal and says his players "lacked determination".

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