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Premier League/England

Sheffield United 0-1 Manchester City: Sergio Aguero comes off bench to score winner - BBC Sport
Sergio Aguero scored his sixth goal in his last three games.

Crystal Palace 0-2 Southampton: Saints secure fourth successive away league win - BBC Sport
Nathan Redmond and Stuart Armstrong both score as Southampton secure their fourth successive away win in the Premier League.

Newcastle’s Florian Lejeune strikes twice to grab dramatic draw at Everton | The Guardian
Newcastle came back from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw.

Paul Ince: The Prem is weak & Man Utd 94 would give this Liverpool team a run - Planet Football
Look, old man! There’s a cloud! YELL!!!!!!!!

Man Utd’s Brandon Williams has already perfected the art of sh*thousery - Planet Football
Manchester United’s academy has produced some of the best players in the world – and now they’ve created the perfect sh*thouse.

Inter ready to test Tottenham with new £12.8m bid for Christian Eriksen | The Guardian
Inter are preparing a bid of €15m (£12.8m) plus add-ons for the Tottenham attacker.

It is time to scrap the League Cup and give the FA Cup a radical makeover | The Guardian
Pep Guardiola’s call is well placed; better still would be for a streamlined FA Cup to emerge with the final in February.

Europe

Kylian Mbappe: PSG striker says Liverpool a ‘machine’ as they head to Premier League title - BBC Sport
Mbappe says Liverpool are a “machine” as they aim to clinch their first league title since 1990.

Former Osasuna official says club fixed La Liga matches in 2013 and 2014 | The Guardian
The Spanish first division club Osasuna fixed football matches in an attempt to avoid relegation over two seasons, a court was told.

La Liga president criticises Fifa, says richest clubs are ‘danger’ to game | The Guardian
Javier Tebas has hit out at Fifa’s Club World Cup expansion plans and mega-clubs overpaying their players.

MLS/Americas

Atlanta United, Julian Gressel, D.C. United
The two sides’ inability to agree on a contract led to the departure of one of the team’s most productive and well-liked players.

Real Salt Lake re-sign veteran midfielder Kyle Beckerman | Pro Soccer USA
Beckerman is set to play his 21st consecutive season in Major League Soccer.

MLS Referee of the Year Chapman talks VAR, ‘clear and obvious’ errors | Pro Soccer USA
This is not simply an MLS dispute, but a global topic.

Inter Miami CF & Beckham To Sign Qatar Kit + Personal Sponsor Deal - Footy Headlines
Inter Miami CF could sign a deal with Qatar to become the club’s kit sponsor.

Other

What really gets written into a footballer’s contract? – The Athletic ($)
Football has come a long way since the days Kevin Keegan negotiated himself a cut of Newcastle's gate receipts.