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Remembering the cards and the chaos at 2002’s infamous Battle of Bramall Lane
In 2002, for the first time in English football, a professional game was abandoned on account of one team lacking sufficient players to complete the match.

Liverpool 2-0 Chelsea: Mohamed Salah scores a stunning goal as Reds reclaim lead - BBC Sport
Liverpool break Chelsea’s resistance to reclaim top spot from Manchester City.

Why Mateo Kovacic is the most pointless player in the Premier League | FourFourTwo
He’s got fancy passing stats this season, sure – but that’s about it.

Paul Scholes lifts lid on disastrous 31-day Oldham reign - Football365
Paul Scholes lasted just 31 days as Oldham manager. Was interference from the chairman behind his exit?

Teemu Pukki’s late strike salvages draw for leaders Norwich at Wigan | Football | The Guardian
Teemu Pukki’s clinical finish edged the Championship leaders a step closer to promotion.

Liverpool in talks over Nike deal that would eclipse Man United kit earnings - sources
Liverpool are in advanced talks with Nike over a new kit deal which is expected to exceed the value of Man United’s £750m agreement with Adidas.

Phil Neville: ‘The tweets were wrong then and wrong now’ | Football | The Guardian
After a rocky start as manager of the Lionesses, the team are now ranked third in the world. The ex-Manchester United star talks family, football and those controversial tweets. Also serves as your periodic reminder that Phil Neville’s dad was named Neville Neville.

West Ham ‘disgusted’ after fans are filmed chanting antisemitic abuse | Football | The Guardian
West Ham have vowed to take action against a group of apparent supporters filmed engaging in antisemitic chants en route to the Manchester United game.

Manchester City reach Women’s FA Cup final after horror own goal by Chelsea | Football | The Guardian
An own goal by Chelsea’s Magdalena Eriksson in added time gave Manchester City a place in the FA Cup final against West Ham.

Police investigating tunnel incident involving Fleetwood’s Joey Barton | Football | The Guardian
Police are investigating an alleged assault by the Fleetwood manager in the tunnel after the match.

Tottenham’s Harry Kane suffers ‘significant’ ligament injury | Football | The Guardian
He’s probably done for the season.


Spal shock Juventus, put eighth successive Serie A title on hold | Football | The Guardian
Max Allegri’s Juventus were made to wait for an eighth consecutive Serie A title after falling to a shock 2-1 defeat at struggling Spal.

Fortuna Dusseldorf 1-4 Bayern Munich: Coman sends champions top - BBC Sport
Kingsley Coman scores twice as Bayern Munich beat Fortuna Dusseldorf to go top of the Bundesliga.

AC Milan duo Tiemoue Bakayoko and Franck Kessie apologise for Francesco Acerbi shirt gesture - BBC Sport
Swapping football shirts at the end of a game is usually a sign of respect. Not so much in Milan’s game against Lazio.

The rise of the new Medicis: why Fiorentina have the potential to go big in Serie A
Fiorentina is a club with the potential to mix it once again with the big boys of Serie A.

Fiorentina fans boycott opening 45 minutes vs. Bologna in protest at owners
Fiorentina’s Supporters Association boycotted the opening 45 minutes of Sunday’s home match with Bologna as a protest against the ownership.

Atletico Madrid’s Costa banned for eight games for insulting referee’s mother
Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa has been banned for eight games after he was sent off for insulting referee Jesus Gil Manzano’s mother.

Why I love… Diego Costa | FourFourTwo
Brawling. Bitey. Brattish. Banned.

Aberdeen 0-3 Celtic: Holders rout nine-man Dons to keep treble treble bid on track - BBC Sport
Celtic remain on course for a third successive domestic treble after a dominant win over nine-man Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup semi-final.

Bibiana Steinhaus interview: Life as Europe’s leading female referee in a male-dominated world
Like a modern-day Samson, Bundesliga referee Bibiana Steinhaus draws strength from the length of her hair.


MLS clubs’ badges illustrate league’s evolving identity | Pro Soccer USA
There is no greater illustration of a soccer team’s identity than its badge.

River Plate fan has tattoo of YouTube QR code of goals vs Boca Juniors |
Imagine if people could pull up highlights of your favorite team scoring against its rival just by looking at your tattoo.

Concacaf tweaks rules for Gold Cup, but no VAR for 2019 tournament |
Concacaf is committed to Video Review, but not before more of its officials can be properly trained.

Welcome to American Soccer: Here’s the Entrance Fee – Backline Soccer
Pay to play is ruining American soccer at the youth level.