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Wednesday cannon fodder: stupid early myth

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Premier League/England

Gabriel Jesus gets Manchester City back on track with a 4-1 win at Burnley | The Guardian
Manchester City’s Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus scored in each half before Rodri and Riyad Mahrez capped a 4-1 away victory at Burnley.

Brendan Rodgers tells Leicester fans: ‘Stop leaving matches early’ | The Guardian
Brendan Rodgers has called on Leicester fans to recognise his team’s winning mentality by not leaving before the final whistle.

Let sleeping giants lie; that myth only harms Leeds and co... - Football365
Leeds no more ‘belong’ in this version of the Premier League than Bristol City. Thinking otherwise only holds them back.

Man City beating Liverpool to Premier League title ‘a stupid way to think’ - Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola says it is “crazy and stupid” for Manchester City to think about the title despite a 4-1 win at Burnley on Tuesday night.

Mayors of Liverpool and Manchester call for ‘Hillsborough law’ | Football | The Guardian
This is quite literally the minimum the government could do at this point.

Jose Mourinho: Tottenham boss says Man Utd is a closed chapter - BBC Sport
New Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho says his time at Manchester United is now a ‘closed chapter’ as he returns to Old Trafford on Wednesday.

Europe

Lionel Messi: My retirement is approaching
Lionel Messi gave Barcelona fans a fright after winning the Ballon d’Or by saying he is conscious that he is approaching the end of his career.

England Euro 2020 warm-up games: Austria & Romania named as opponents - BBC Sport
England will face Austria and Romania in June during their pre-tournament training camp for Euro 2020.

Bordeaux’s game with Nimes suspended for 25 minutes as fans protest - BBC Sport
Bordeaux’s Ligue 1 game with Nimes is suspended for 25 minutes after dozens of fans gather by the pitch in protest against the club’s ownership.

Serie A CEO Luigi De Siervo says not broadcasting racist chants is “producing a spectacle to be enjoyed”
Apparently the problem is less the racism than that the world can hear the racism out loud?

MLS/Americas

Whitecaps coach Marc Dos Santos fined for calling MLS a “Mickey Mouse” league | Pro Soccer USA
Vancouver’s boss has been issued an undisclosed fine for comments regarding the league.

Report: LA Galaxy interest in Edinson Cavani cools due to requested salary | MLSsoccer.com
The LA Galaxy’s reported pursuit of Edinson Cavani has apparently hit a snag over the player’s requested salary.

Other

The 100 best female footballers in the world 2019: 100-71 | Football | The Guardian
The Guardian present the first 30 of our list of the best players in the world in 2019.