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Premier League/England

Upwardly mobile Leicester dismantle 10-man Newcastle to go third | The Guardian
Leicester City move up to third in the Premier League with a 5-0 thrashing of Newcastle United.

Ditching Ole Gunnar Solskjær will not stop the rot at Manchester United | The Guardian
By now the malaise at Old Trafford has deep roots stretching back several years and several managers.

Bruce: Could be ‘long and difficult season’ for Newcastle - Football365
Steve Bruce admitted that Newcastle could be in trouble after their 5-0 defeat at the hands of Leicester City.

FA to probe reports of Hillsborough chants at Man Utd v Liverpool - Football365
The FA is set to investigate Liverpool’s claim in the wake of the Women’s Super League match.

Newsflash! PL ref Jon Moss is in a band and has opened a record shop in Leeds - Planet Football
When I tell people that Premier League referee Jon Moss has a record shop in Headingley called ‘Vinyl Whistle’, the first reaction is “really!” followed by “great name”.

Portsmouth v Southampton: Horse punched by fan amid disorder - BBC News
Social media footage shows scuffles between fans and police at the Portsmouth v Southampton derby.

Is Christian Pulisic’s lack of playing time at Chelsea cause for alarm?
Christian Pulisic has struggled for playing time in recent weeks, so should fans worry?

Klinsmann reportedly wants to step in at Spurs if Pochettino exits – ProSoccerTalk
The former Germany and USMNT coach wants the Spurs job, and that is literally all I want to have happen right now because that’s the Spursiest thing that would ever Spurs.

Liverpool FC fail in move to trademark the word ‘Liverpool’ | Football | The Guardian
Come the eff on.

Europe

Napoli 2-1 Brescia: Mario Balotelli scores for the visitors but Napoli hold on - BBC Sport
Mario Balotelli scores his first Serie A goal in 1,468 days.

Juventus 2-0 SPAL: Cristiano Ronaldo scores header on return from injury - BBC Sport
Serie A champions Juventus maintain their unbeaten start to the season.

USMNT keeper Zack Steffen making most of a second chance with Fortuna Düsseldorf | Pro Soccer USA
Despite a loss on Sunday, Zack Steffen has been making the most of his second chance in Germany.

Scottish Premiership: Celtic held by Hibs and Rangers close gap | Football | The Guardian
Celtic dropped their first points of the season in the 1-1 draw at Hibs.

Anderlecht 0-0 Waasland-Beveren: Vincent Kompany’s woes continue - BBC Sport
His side draw with Waasland-Beveren in the Belgian First Division A.

AC Milan & Inter Milan reveal new stadium plans - BBC Sport
AC Milan and Inter Milan reveal two shortlisted designs for a new 60,000-seat stadium next to their iconic San Siro home.

Uefa’s Europa Conference League likely only to keep big fish happy | The Guardian
New competition starts in 2021 and could ensure the Champions League remains an ever-more elusive target for those outside the elite.

Barcelona fined €300 for breaking rules when signing Antoine Griezmann | Football | The Guardian
seems like a reasonable fine, said no one.

MLS/Americas

Someone is posting a daily vid of Diego Maradona dancing and it’s amazing - Planet Football
Unless you have been living under a rock this past year, you’ll almost certainly have seen the video of Diego Maradona dancing on a patio outside a house.

Rest of the World

Alcohol set to be subsidised and more available at 2022 World Cup in Qatar | Football | The Guardian
Organisers in Qatar are close to a deal that would lead to cheaper alcohol sold at more locations than normal there during football’s World Cup in 2022.

Other

Toe Poke Daily: How not to take a Panenka penalty (don’t do it with Ibrahimovic watching, for a start)
The Panenka penalty is a very high-risk strategy. But if you must attempt it, we strongly recommend you read through our cautionary guide.

Fifa to cap fees paid to agents and international loan deals - BBC Sport
Fifa announces a series of measures to restrict fees paid to players’ agents and the amount of international loan deals clubs can be involved in.

Mohamed Salah: Fifa says Egyptian votes void because of capital letters - BBC Sport
Two votes for Mohamed Salah in the Best Fifa men’s player award were not counted because signatures were in capital letters, says Fifa.