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Premier League/England

Haringey players walk off after racism allegations in Yeovil FA Cup tie | The Guardian
An FA Cup fourth-qualifying-round tie between Haringey Borough and Yeovil was abandoned after allegations that a home player was racially abused.

Man Utd 1-1 Liverpool: Adam Lallana saves Reds’ unbeaten start - BBC Sport
Liverpool’s run of 17 league victories comes to an end.

Man Utd prepare for third bid from Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince - Football365
Man Utd are reportedly bracing themselves for a third takeover bid from Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince.

Jack Grealish’s seamless transition to the Premier League warrants an England call-up | FourFourTwo
The Aston Villa midfielder has settled into the top flight – and he might just be the answer to England’s midfield problem.

Frank Lampard criticises France over handling of injured N’Golo Kanté | Football | The Guardian
The Chelsea manager accused France of a lack of communication.

Manchester United job is not too big for me, says Ole Gunnar Solskjær | Football | The Guardian
The boss said the Manchester United job is not too big for him as he prepared for Sunday’s visit of leaders Liverpool.

Europe

Real Madrid suffer shock loss in Mallorca - BBC Sport
Things go from bad to still bad for Real Madrid.

Heart of Midlothian 1-1 Rangers: Steven Gerrard’s side fail to return to Premiership summit - BBC Sport
Rangers fall short in their attempt to return to the top of the Scottish Premiership.

Romelu Lukaku scores twice as Inter Milan beat Sassuolo 4-3 - BBC Sport
Romelu Lukaku scores twice as Serie A title chasers Inter Milan survive a fightback to beat Sassuolo.

MLS/NWSL/Americas

Philadelphia Union rally from two-goal deficits to earn first playoff win | Pro Soccer USA
The Philadelphia Union win in the first round of the MLS Cup playoffs.

Familiar connection puts Chicago Red Stars into NWSL final | Pro Soccer USA
The Chicago Red Stars beat the Portland Thorns 1-0 in an NWSL semifinal.

Portland Timbers’ playoff run ends as Real Salt Lake scores late game-winner | Pro Soccer USA
The Timbers couldn’t find any magic from Sebastian Blanco or Diego Valeri.

Seattle Sounders edge FC Dallas 4-3 in MLS Cup playoff classic | Pro Soccer USA
Jordan Morris’ hat trick lifted the Seattle Sounders to a 4-3 win over FC Dallas in an MLS Cup playoff classic Saturday at CenturyLink Field.

Other

The Parks And Recreation actor pretending to be the world’s best keeper - BBC Three
Liverpool fans have taken her to their hearts.