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Monday cannon fodder: disallowed brilliance

Scotland v England - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Study Claims Too Much Money The Reason Premier League Teams Are Failing In Champions League
It is now five seasons since a team from the Premier League has reached the final of the Champions League, let alone won the competition. A recent study claims that too much money might be the reason for the barren spell. But do the stats support that claim?

England seal Under-20 World Cup glory as Dominic Calvert-Lewin strikes | Football | The Guardian
England won its first international tournament at any level in 51 years over the weekend. Meanwhile...

Harry Kane denies Scotland win over England after Griffiths sparks frantic finish | Football | The Guardian
England had Harry Kane to thank for a 2-2 draw with Scotland at Hampden Park after Leigh Griffiths put the home side ahead late on with two brilliant free-kicks.

World Cup qualifier: Serbia v Wales (Sun) - BBC Sport
An Aaron Ramsey penalty kept Wales' slim hope in their World Cup qualifying group alive.

United States grab World Cup qualifier draw in Mexico as Michael Bradley scores stunning goal - ESPN FC
Michael Bradley's stunning goal opened the scoring, but the U.S. had to hang on for a 1-1 draw with Mexico at the Azteca in World Cup qualifying.

Lastly but not leastly, you probably won’t see a better goal in MLS this year than this Diego Valeri beauty. It’s just too bad it was (correctly) disallowed for handball: