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1 July 2020 0

Vivianne Miedema: Arsenal & Netherlands striker named FWA Women’s Footballer of Year

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Football Writers' Women's Footballer of the Year: Vivianne Miedema

Arsenal and Netherlands forward Vivianne Miedema has been named the Football Writers' Association Women's Footballer of the Year.

The 23-year-old, who missed out on the award last season by a single vote, beat Chelsea's Bethany England by one vote to win the 2020 accolade.

Miedema was the Women's Super League's top scorer in 2019-20 with 16 goals.

She is also her …

1 July 2020 0

Jean-Michel Aulas: Lyon president says stopping Ligue 1 season ‘massive error’

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PSG were declared French champions in April

Ending the French Ligue 1 season early was a "massive error" and one that showed "an obvious lack of leadership", says Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas.

The campaign was stopped on 13 March because of the global coronavirus pandemic and did not resume.

Paris St-Germain were crowned champions in April, with Toulouse and Amiens relegated to Ligue 2.

Top flights in Germany, Spain, Italy …

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West Ham: Why retaining Premier League status is ‘an absolute necessity’

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West Ham players react during their 2-0 defeat by Tottenham

When West Ham released their most recent annual financial statement in January, it came with a stark warning.

Retaining their Premier League status was, the Hammers said, "an absolute necessity".

That statement was written in October, when the club were pushing for a place in the top four. Accounting regulations meant it could not be changed when the Hammers' financial …

1 July 2020 0

Championship clubs eye £18m salary cap with vote mooted on radical reforms for transfer deals

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Championship clubs eye £18m salary cap with vote mooted on radical reforms to transform transfer deals

  • Championship clubs have been asked to provide indicative votes on a salary cap 
  • The EFL are seeking to gauge support for the introduction of an £18m limit 
  • A formal vote will be held at the end of the month if the proposals gain support
30 June 2020 0

Bruno Fernandes: How Man Utd gloom has been lifted by the Portuguese midfielder

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Bruno Fernandes remains unbeaten after 12 Manchester United games

When Bruno Fernandes arrived at Manchester United, he joined a team which had been jeered off by their own fans in a home defeat by Burnley days earlier.

It was the low point in the club's season, their fourth defeat in seven Premier League matches.

The atmosphere at Old Trafford was called "toxic", the performance an "embarrassment" and United's squad was …

30 June 2020 0

Leeds 1-1 Luton: Championship leaders stumble again

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Leeds 1-1 Luton: Championship leaders stumble again as Harry Cornick's stunner puts basement boys ahead before Stuart Dallas' equaliser - meaning gap to third place is just six points

  • Leeds United came from behind to draw with relegation-threatened Luton
  • Cornick gave the visitors a shock lead with a superb strike on the counter
  • Winger Dallas placed his shot low into the net to equalise in the 63rd minute
30 June 2020 0

Brighton 0-3 Man Utd: Visitors score through Greenwood and Fernandes’ double

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Bruno Fernandes has scored five league goals for Manchester United since joining in January

Manchester United brushed Brighton aside with a vibrant all-round display as their pursuit of a Champions League place gathered further momentum.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side totally dominated the contest at the Amex Stadium and extended their unbeaten run to 15 games to move up to fifth in the Premier League, two points adrift of Chelsea.

Teenager …

30 June 2020 0

Lionel Messi: Barcelona forward scores 700th goal in draw with Atletico Madrid

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Messi's goal was his 27th of the season for club and country

Lionel Messi scored the 700th goal of his career with a Panenka penalty in Barcelona's La Liga draw with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.

The Spanish giants' all-time top scorer hit the landmark goal for club and country by gently chipping the ball into the net as Jan Oblak dived the wrong way.

The goal had put Barcelona 2-1 …

30 June 2020 0

Leeds United 1-1 Luton Town: Stuart Dallas goal earns leaders draw

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Stuart Dallas (left) stayed calm in a crowded penalty area to level for Leeds

Leeds United came from behind to draw with relegation-threatened Luton Town and extend their lead at the top of the Championship to four points.

It was far from a vintage performance from Marcelo Bielsa's side, who did not get going until Harry Cornick gave the visitors a shock second-half lead with a superb curling finish on …

30 June 2020 0

Leeds see promotion charge halted by Luton

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Leeds extended their lead at the top of the Sky Bet Championship but by only one point after being held 1-1 at home against relegation battlers Luton.

Substitute Harry Cornick curled Luton into an early second-half lead and when Stuart Dallas fired Leeds level just after the hour, it appeared there would be only one winner.

But Luton, who had climbed off the bottom of the table after Saturday's win …