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Premier League/England

Burnley 0-1 Manchester City: Sergio Aguero winner sends champions top - BBC Sport
Manchester City edge closer to the Premier League title with victory over Burnley thanks to Sergio Aguero’s winner.

Leeds United v Aston Villa match overshadowed by bizarre goals and dodgy refereeing decisions - Through It All Together
Both teams have legitimate complaints after the referee dominates the match, which also saw Sheffield United promoted.

Norwich City 2-1 Blackburn Rovers: Canaries promoted after Stiepermann & Vrancic goals - BBC Sport
With this win, two of next season’s promoted teams have been determined.

How Nemanja Matic shows up everything wrong with Jose Mourinho’s reign at Manchester United | FourFourTwo
Apart from a two-month revival under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the Serb has shown a particularly untimely decline.

Welcome to Southend United – where (almost) everything is going wrong | FourFourTwo
A dismal 2019 has left the Essex club in serious trouble.

Benitez bemoans one aspect of Newcastle’s display - Football365
Rafael Benitez has highlighted one thing that really got under his skin about Newcastle today.

Liverpool’s Van Dijk beats Hazard Sterling to PFA Player of the Year award
Netherlands international Van Dijk has helped Jurgen Klopp’s side establish the best defensive record in the Premier League.

David de Gea’s blunder hands Chelsea a point at Manchester United | Football | The Guardian
A mistake from David de Gea gifted Chelsea an equaliser in the 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Pass Footedness in the Premier League | StatsBomb
Today we’re going to look at some results from looking at StatsBomb data, and we’ll show how pass footedness manifests within the Premier League.

Bolton players set to go on strike over unpaid wages at struggling club | Football | The Guardian
The squad will not play against Brentford unless they receive their salaries.

Bolton v Brentford: Postponed game to be played this week - BBC Sport
The game wasn’t played, and will hopefully be rescheduled now that the Bolton takeover is nearly complete.

PFA Women’s Team of the Year: Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City dominate | Football | The Guardian
Vivianne Miedema is one of three players from Arsenal included in the PFA Women’s Super League Team of the Year.

Jamie Cureton of Bishop’s Stortford joins Xavi and Raúl in the 1,000 club | Ben Fisher | Football | The Guardian
Striker and co-manager is still topping scoring charts at 43 and also trying to unearth a new generation of forwards at Arsenal.

Europe

Rangers will be challengers next season, says Steven Gerrard after Aberdeen win | Football | The Guardian
James Tavernier scored twice from the spot to ensure Rangers finished second in the league.

Neymar: PSG star clashes with fan after loss to Rennes (VIDEO) | SI.com
After losing in penalties to Rennes in the Coupe de France, the Brazilian attacker was caught in an altercation with a fan during the medal ceremony.

Rayo Vallecano 1-0 Real Madrid: La Liga giants lose to bottom side - BBC Sport
Real Madrid are stunned by La Liga’s bottom club Rayo Vallecano, who keep their slim hopes of survival alive.

Ajax “punishes” new signing who made past pro-Feyenoord comments – ProSoccerTalk
The Dutch club took a humorous approach to a player supporting a rival club as a young boy.

Juventus claim second Scudetto as club continue to show questionable values - All For XI
A triumph for #WOMENF1RST, if in hashtag only.

Lazio blame ‘isolated elements’ for Mussolini banner and Bakayoko abuse | Football | The Guardian
Separate incidents took place before Lazio’s Coppa Italia semi-final second leg against Milan and the club attacked the media holding ‘the entire support jointly responsible’.

Other

Set Pieces Remain An Underutilised Gamechanger | StatsBomb
The Danes are good at set pieces. Should the rest of the world catch up?