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Premier League/England

Derby County 3-1 West Bromwich Albion: Frank Lampard’s Rams seal play-off spot - BBC Sport
Derby County secure a Championship play-off place as two goals in three second-half minutes earn victory over West Brom.

Chelsea 3-0 Watford: Blues win to secure Champions League place - BBC Sport
Chelsea secure their place in the Champions League next season with victory over Watford and Arsenal’s draw with Brighton.

99-year-old record remains for women’s football – bringing embarrassment on the men’s game | FourFourTwo
The Women’s FA Cup final between Manchester City and West Ham should have broken the attendance record, but decisions from the Premier League prevented that.

When Saturday Comes - Leyton Orient back in the Football League and still carving a niche in east London
Despite having West Ham, Arsenal and Spurs on their doorstep, Orient have stood their ground and overcome recent adversity to offer an appealing local alternative.

Bournemouth 1-0 Tottenham: Nine-man Spurs fail to secure top-four spot - BBC Sport
Tottenham have two players sent off and miss the chance to secure Champions League football next season with a 1-0 loss to Bournemouth.

League One roundup: Luton seal title as Plymouth go down on goal difference | Football | The Guardian
Luton sealed the title while Plymouth, Scunthorpe and Walsall were relegated in a dramatic finale to the League One season.

Women’s FA Cup final: Manchester City’s second-half blitz sinks West Ham | Football | The Guardian
Manchester City eased to a 3-0 win in the Women’s FA Cup final at Wembley.

Macclesfield Town 1-1 Cambridge United: Sol Campbell’s Silkmen secure survival with draw - BBC Sport
Macclesfield Town secure their Football League status with a final-day draw at home to Cambridge United in League Two.

Bolton Wanderers say no-go to Laurence Bassini takeover bid | The Bolton News
The club have officially ended discussions with Laurence Bassini – and now appear to be edging towards administration.

Why a winter break could help Premier League teams in Europe
All over Europe, there is only one place where football is heightened during winter – England. Does this hurt clubs still playing in the spring in Europe?

Europe

Aberdeen 0-3 Celtic: Lennon’s side secure eighth consecutive Scottish title - BBC Sport
Celtic secure an eight consecutive Scottish title with a convincing victory away to third-top Aberdeen.

MLS/Americas

Jill Ellis names Women’s World Cup roster | Pro Soccer USA
U.S. women’s national team head coach Jill Ellis has named her 2019 Women’s World Cup roster, including stars and surprises.

MLS keeper statistics reveal gap compared to Europe’s top 5 leagues | Pro Soccer USA
Zack Steffen’s transfer from Columbus Crew to Manchester City was one of the most spectacular transfers involving an MLS player in 2018.

Every MLS club’s needs before the primary transfer window closes | Pro Soccer USA
MLS’ primary window closes Tuesday.

The Premier League Middle Class is Coming | StatsBomb
They won’t threaten the top two, but the other four of the Big Six better watch their backs.

CONCACAF president skeptical over Liga MX-MLS Copa Libertadores reports
CONCACAF president Victor Montagliani isn’t buying reports suggesting that MLS and Liga MX clubs could soon be competing in the Copa Libertadores.

Other

Frank de Boer: 'Hard to make a good judgement' in game regarding head injuries | Pro Soccer USA
Atlanta United midfielder Eric Remedi played on after suffering a concussion earlier this year.

Goal driven: five players who have shaped women’s football | Football | The Guardian
The Women’s World Cup kicks off next month – and England might even win it.

Leyburn Sports: the kit supplier making a difference in the world of football
Working with football federations in most need of kits and equipment, Leyburn Sports have a unique approach to jersey design.