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Premier League 2017-18 review: innovations we need for the future

Let’s introduce injury bins and close-of-play hooters. And can we ban fans, usually young ones, from begging for a shirts? Player of the season | Manager | Goal | Match | Signing | Young player | Flop | Pundit | Gripe Related: Premier League 2017-18 re…

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Premier League 2017-18 review: flop of the season

From Stoke to Alan Pardew, via Arsène Wenger and the promise of a fakery-free futurePlayer of the season | Manager of the season | Goal of the season | Match of the season | Young player of the season | Signing of the seasonWelcome to theguardian.com r…

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Newcastle crush Chelsea, Swansea relegated, City reach 100 points: Premier League clockwatch – as it happened

A dramatic final day saw Mo Salah win the golden boot, Swansea’s relegation confirmed, and Manchester City grab a 100th point with the last kick of their campaign 5.30pm BST And with that, I’m gone. It’s been chaotic. Thanks for being there. Bye! 5.29p…

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West Ham United v Manchester United: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from the 7.45pm BST kick-offSign up now to The Fiver, our daily football emailAnd you can email Simon here, or tweet him here 10.01pm BST Here’s the match report from Jacob Steinberg at the London Stadium. Read all about it! Rela…

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Tottenham 2-0 Watford: Premier League – as it happened

Tottenham were unconvincing but managed to win all the same, as Watford gifted them an opening goal and missed a few chances of their own 10.25pm BST And with that, I’m done. Bye! 10.25pm BST Mauricio Pochettino is pleased, but not too pleased. He’s ab…

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Football League: Norwich savour Wes Hoolahan’s ‘perfect finish’

• Coventry score six as goal-laden recent run continues• Wycombe return to League One while Barnet keep survival bid alive• Wes Hoolahan bade an emotional farewell to Carrow Road with Norwich’s first goal in a 2-1 win over Leeds. It was his 380th leagu…

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Huddersfield v Everton, Southampton v Bournemouth and more – live!

Updates from Saturday’s 3pm kick-offsYou can email Simon here or tweet him hereLive scoreboard: the latest from all Saturday’s matchesHow they stand: the latest league tables 4.41pm BST It’s Sakho with a delicious through-ball, and Loftus-Cheek runs cl…

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Arsenal v Atlético Madrid: Europa League semi-final first leg – live!

Atlético Madrid played with 10 men for 80 minutes, had six shots to Arsenal’s 28, were gifted a late goal and drew 10.22pm BST And that’s that. Here’s David Hytner’s match report. Bye! Related: Antoine Griezmann grabs crucial away goal as Arsenal held …

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Liverpool 5-2 Roma: Champions League semi-final first leg – as it happened

Liverpool screamed into a five-goal lead in thrilling style, and then took Mo Salah off and wobbledRead Daniel Taylor’s match reportBarney Ronay: Salah spring just keeps rolling for relentless RedsOxlade-Chamberlain’s World Cup dream in balance after k…

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Everton 1-0 Newcastle: Premier League – as it happened

Theo Walcott scored a goal and nobody else did, which is why Theo Walcott’s team won by one goal to nil 10.28pm BST And with that, I’m off. It’s been, well, forgettable. Same time tomorrow? Related: Theo Walcott’s goal clarifies Everton’s superiority o…

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West Ham United 1-1 Stoke City: Premier League – as it happened

Peter Crouch and Andy Carroll came off the bench to score as a dreary game blossomed into thrilling life in the second half 10.08pm BST That’s all from me. It’s been incredibly boring, and then extremely exciting. Here’s Daniel Taylor’s match report. B…

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Leicester City 1-2 Chelsea: FA Cup quarter-final – as it happened

Chelsea snuck into the FA Cup semi-finals after Kasper Schmeichel’s mistake allowed Pedro to score the winner 7.05pm GMT That’s all from me. Bye! John Brewin is all over the FA Cup semi-final draw – join him here: Related: FA Cup semi-final draw – live…

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Arsenal draw CSKA Moscow in Europa League quarter-finals

Atlético Madrid will play Sporting and Arsenal go up against CSKA Moscow in the quarter-finals of the Europa League 12.21pm GMT Arsenal have been drawn against CSKA Moscow in the quarter-finals of the Europa League. The Gunners booked their place in th…

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Liverpool draw Manchester City in Champions League quarter-finals

The last two English teams in the Champions League will play each other in the quarter-finals, while Real Madrid were paired with Juventus 11.25am GMT The Premier League leaders, Manchester City, have been drawn against Liverpool in the quarter-finals …

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Roma 1-0 Shakhtar Donetsk: Champions League (agg: 2-2, Roma win on away goals) – as it happened

Edin Dzeko’s second-half goal decided the tie in Roma’s favour, while Shakhtar Donetsk also had Ivan Ordets sent off 9.46pm GMT And that is very much that. It’s been fun. Less fun than I had hoped, overall, but nevertheless fun. Thanks for being here. …

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How long until time catches up with Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad? | Simon Burnton

England’s record-breaking, unbreakable new-ball partnership has held firm for 10 years at the top but they will be under the microscope in New ZealandExactly 10 years ago to the day England started a Test match in New Zealand with what was to prove a l…

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