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Premier League/England

Neil Warnock ‘sickened’ by officials’ decisions as Cardiff lose to Chelsea | Football | The Guardian
Neil Warnock, after a 2-1 defeat: ‘At this level these mistakes shouldn’t happen’

Jürgen Klopp says Liverpool ‘deserved the luck’ after Spurs howler gifts win | Football | The Guardian
It may not be as catchy as St. Totteringham’s Day, but Spurs It Up Day never gets old.

Manchester United’s Zelem hits two in Women’s Championship rout of Spurs | Football | The Guardian
Tottenham had themselves a bad ol’ day all around, didn’t they?

Gary Ablett: the tragic hero who conquered both ends of Stanley Park
Underrated for much of his career, Gary Ablett would achieve rare feats at Liverpool and Everton before a tragic demise aged just 46.

Sarri on fans calling for his sacking: ‘I am getting used to this’ - Football365
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says he is “getting used” to chants calling for his departure.

Why Portsmouth vs Sunderland is the worst possible EFL Trophy final | FourFourTwo
B teams, nonsensical suspension rules, joke substitutions – and a bumper Wembley crowd this weekend between two well-supported sides.

Checkatrade Trophy final: Portsmouth 2-2 Sunderland (aet, 5-4 on pens) - BBC Sport
Portsmouth beat Sunderland on penalties to win the Checkatrade Trophy in front of a competition-record crowd at Wembley.

Soccer: Astute Solskjaer made himself the only candidate for the job | Reuters
At a time when many are wondering what happened to Britain’s political and diplomatic skills, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer showed a full understanding of the “art of the possible”.

Manchester United 2-1 Watford: Rashford and Martial give Solskjaer first win as permanent manager - BBC Sport
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gets his permanent reign as Manchester United boss off to a winning start against Watford.

Huddersfield down after Milivojevic puts Crystal Palace on way to win | Football | The Guardian
Huddersfield became only the second Premier League team relegated before the end of March.

How Gunnersaurus overcame his childhood nemesis—and the species barrier—to become Arsenal’s beloved mascot – The Athletic ($)
Before he stalked the sidelines, Gunnersaurus dealt with self-doubt and an intense rivalry with Gary the Gunner.

Sky Bet criticised for featuring gambling addict Paul Merson in adverts | Football | The Guardian
Company says it no longer uses pundit in promotional material as campaigners say betting firms should stop using sport stars.

Europe

Celtic 2-1 Rangers: ‘I can’t defend Alfredo Morelos any more’ - Steven Gerrard - BBC Sport
Steven Gerrard says he “can’t defend” Alfredo Morelos any further after the Rangers striker is sent off for the fifth time this season in the loss to Celtic.

Real Madrid 3-2 Huesca: Karim Benzema scored last-minute winner for hosts - BBC Sport
Real Madrid come from behind to beat bottom side Huesca 3-2 in a La Liga thriller.

Report:Christian Pulisic out 3-4 weeks with quad injury - Fear The Wall
Dortmund will be missing the American winger for the most crucial part of the season.

Scoring in La Liga is down. Why?? - Villarreal USA
La Liga’s current average goals per game is the lowest it’s been since the 2006-07 season.

Barcelona vs. Espanyol - Football Match Report - March 30, 2019 - ESPN
Barcelona continue to coast towards the La Liga title.

Neil Lennon: ‘Celtic future not dependent on Old Firm derby’ - BBC Sport
Neil Lennon insists Sunday’s Old Firm derby will have no bearing on his prospects of securing the Celtic manager’s job again.

MLS/Americas

WATCH: Wayne Rooney scores incredible free kick, extends DC United’s lead | MLSsoccer.com
This was an impressive effort.

E-MLS Cup: Q&A with a professional FIFA 19 player | Pro Soccer USA
MLS is going all in on eSports, with each team having a full time, dedicated FIFA player in the E-MLS Cup league.

Other

Abby Wambach Wants Soccer Players to Get Paid Better
Olympic soccer player Abby Wambach retired at 35 without much money in the bank.