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Premier League/England

Rashford rocket sinks Chelsea to extend Manchester United’s resurgence | The Guardian
Marcus Rashford scored an astonishing free-kick winner to give Manchester United a 2-1 Carabao Cup victory at Chelsea.

Stable and steady Man United have surely outgrown Lingard - Football365
Jesse Lingard offers nothing to a Man United side finding their feet.

Why we are not so Keane on Roy the tired, old pundit... - Football365
Keane the footballer was a dispassionate killer. Keane the pundit is a child’s wind-up toy with five catchphrases.

Jurgen Klopp - Liverpool will forfeit Carabao Cup without proper date
Jurgen Klopp has a warning for the English Football League.

Europe

Atlético Madrid’s Ángela Sosa sends Manchester City out of Champions League | Football | The Guardian
An own goal from Steph Houghton and Ángela Sosa’s second-half effort proved decisive in a 2-1 win for Atlético Madrid.

Real Madrid 5-0 Leganes: Zinedine Zidane’s side move second - BBC Sport
Real Madrid move within a point of La Liga leaders Barcelona with a routine home victory against Leganes.

Santi Cazorla: Beloved star is full of perspective, appreciation - Sports Illustrated
After everything Santi Cazorla has been through, both harrowing and joyful experiences, he sees his career and life in a new light.

Gareth Bale has never asked to leave Real Madrid, says boss Zinedine Zidane - BBC Sport
Wales forward Gareth Bale has never talked about leaving Real Madrid, says boss Zinedine Zidane.

MLS/Americas

MLS: Toronto FC upsets Atlanta United in Eastern final | Pro Soccer USA
TFC will travel to Seattle for the MLS Cup final on Nov. 10.

Sam Mewis is ready to become the USWNT’s next midfield general - All For XI
Sam Mewis has all the tools to become one of the most dominant midfielders the game has ever seen.

Rest of the World

Japanese team scores two goals from halfway in 90 seconds (video) | The Guardian
A goal from behind the halfway line is a rare sight in football – however there were two in 90 seconds in the Japanese second division.

Other

When Saturday Comes - Decorated players: How adding stars for historic honours became a kit trend
In both the domestic and international game, past glories are increasingly shown off on and around the badge.