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Premier League/England

Newcastle turn blind eye to Peter Beardsley’s inadequate coaching | Louise Taylor | Football | The Guardian
Peter Beardsley’s downfall at Newcastle is arguably as much about a systemic failure at the club as the shortcomings of one painfully insensitive and inadequate coach.

Leicester’s fast start continues as James Maddison sinks Spurs with late stunner | Football | The Guardian
Goals from Ricardo Pereira and James Maddison sealed the points as Leicester won 2-1 against Tottenham, who went ahead through Harry Kane.

Europe

Eden Hazard can shine at Real Madrid without being the new Cristiano Ronaldo | Barney Ronay | Football | The Guardian
The former Chelsea player has the skill and the attitude to succeed at the Bernabéu.

Granada stun Barcelona to go top despite Lionel Messi’s rescue effort | Football | The Guardian
Granada recorded a shock 2-0 home victory over Barcelona to send the Andalucían side went top of La Liga.

Lyon 0-1 Paris St-Germain: Neymar scores late winner for champions - BBC Sport
Neymar scores a late winner as French champions Paris St-Germain edge past Lyon to move three points clear at the top of Ligue 1.

Real Madrid: Benzema winner against Sevilla eases pressure on Zidane - BBC Sport
Karim Benzema’s second-half header earns Real Madrid victory over Sevilla as Zinedine Zidane’s side maintain their unbeaten start in La Liga.

Scottish Premiership roundup: Hickey sinks Hibs to win derby for Hearts | Football | The Guardian
Hearts came from behind to win the Edinburgh derby 2-1.

Lukaku aims thinnest-veiled dig at Solskjaer in history - Football365
”I needed and wanted a coach like this, one who motivates me every day,” says Lukaku of someone who isn’t Solskjaer.

Why PSG might finally be the Champions League team to fear in 2019/20 | FourFourTwo
The Ligue 1 champions’ 3-0 demolition of Real Madrid shows they could be strong contenders for European glory.

MLS/Americas

Report: Inter Miami set to sign Manchester City star David Silva | MLSsoccer.com
Inter Miami are reportedly set to sign their first superstar.

Chicago Fire re-brand? New owner Joe Mansueto has his say | MLSsoccer.com
Last week, the club announced a deal that returns the Fire to Soldier Field in downtown Chicago.

Other

My life of WhatsApp and existential crises in the world of amateur football | Max Rushden | Football | The Guardian
That desperate search for players, the tireless cliches and smell of Deep Heat is part of the scene played out every Saturday.