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Aymeric Laporte and Gabriel Jesus put Manchester City back on top at Everton | Football | The Guardian
Aymeric Laporte and Gabriel Jesus scored at the end of each half to give Manchester City a 2-0 win at Everton that displaced Liverpool at the top.

Nikita Parris fires Manchester City past Chelsea into Continental Cup final | Football | The Guardian
Nikita Parris scored twice in the second half, taking advantage of a wasteful Chelsea performance, as Manchester City won 2-0.

Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid: Malcom's equaliser sets up mouth-watering second leg - BBC Sport
Barcelona come from behind to draw with Real Madrid in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final.

Emiliano Sala: Nantes demand transfer fee from Cardiff City - BBC Sport
Nantes demand payment from Cardiff City over the £15m transfer of Emiliano Sala, BBC Wales learns.

Bournemouth fan faces ban over throwing pie at Chelsea match - BBC News
Adam Cox threw the savoury snack on to the pitch at Stamford Bridge during a cup game against Bournemouth.

Spanish football fans are protesting against TV greed... - Football365
The fans are starting to protest in Spain.

Neville explains why Man Utd, Arsenal failed to land targets - Football365
Gary Neville thinks the transfer market 'is stuck in some ways' with clubs asking for huge fees.

Man United should target Pochettino if Solskjaer not chosen as permanent boss - Rooney
Wayne Rooney said Mauricio Pochettino is right for Manchester United to target as their next boss if they don't go for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Champions League VAR should be used like 'parachute' - ref boss
UEFA's chief refereeing officer says he wants to deploy it only to correct glaring errors.

Hillsborough trial: Police chief said 'gate had been forced' - BBC News
An FA worker tells a court David Duckenfield said an "inrush of supporters" had "caused casualties".