Who joins Aguero in PFA team of year? Plus Championship, L1 & L2 teams

Five Manchester City players have been named in the Professional Footballers’ Association Players’ team of the year. Midfielders Kevin de Bruyne and David Silva, defenders Nicolas Otamendi and Kyle Walker and striker Sergio Aguero represent the Premier League champions. Prolific Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah and Tottenham striker Harry Kane, who have scored 29 and 25…

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Famous for a milk advert? Not anymore – how 'minnows' Accrington conquered League Two

Being one of the smallest teams in the English Football League means nothing to Accrington Stanley, who have enjoyed unprecedented success this season and will reach new heights next term. It has been a season to remember – victory against Lancashire rivals Preston in the Carabao Cup, striker Billy Kee being named League Two player…

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Accrington Stanley promoted to third tier for first time

Accrington Stanley clinched promotion to League One for the first time in their history as striker Billy Kee’s brace saw them beat Yeovil Town. Kee, the top scorer in League Two, headed in Sean McConville’s corner to open the scoring and he added a second with a rebound just moments later. John Coleman’s side –…

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Kane scores but Brighton claim deserved point against Spurs

Brighton edged closer to Premier League safety with a hard-earned point against a much-changed Tottenham side. Harry Kane’s 26th league goal of the season, following Gaetan Bong’s error, put Spurs in sight of an 11th away win. But Brighton were behind for just two minutes, Pascal Gross levelling with an excellent penalty after Serge Aurier…

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Leicester boss Puel rules out sale of defender Maguire

Leicester City manager Claude Puel says England defender Harry Maguire is not for sale despite reported interest from a number of top-six clubs. Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham have all been linked with the 25-year-old summer signing from Hull. But Puel says he wants to “build his team” around the centre-half, who made his…

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Rangers suspend Miller & Wallace after dressing-room row

Kenny Miller and Lee Wallace have been suspended by Rangers pending an investigation into an angry exchange with manager Graeme Murty. The experienced duo are understood to have rounded on Murty following Sunday’s 4-0 Scottish Cup semi-final defeat by Celtic at Hampden. The news was confirmed in a brief club statement issued after a Tuesday…

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Mourinho to drop players for Man Utd's FA Cup semi-final v Spurs

Manchester United players who performed poorly in their Premier League defeat by West Brom will be dropped for Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham, says boss Jose Mourinho. The Red Devils were beaten 1-0 by bottom side West Brom at Old Trafford on Sunday, ensuring Manchester City won the Premier League title. United play Bournemouth…

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Carroll cancels out Crouch strike to put West Ham closer to safety

Stoke City boss Paul Lambert said he “can’t ask for any more effort” from his players after Andy Carroll’s dramatic late equaliser for West Ham took the Potters closer to relegation. The Hammers are now seven points clear of the relegation zone, with Stoke five points adrift of safety with four games left. Stoke looked…

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English game 'always grateful' for Guardiola influence – Lineker

Media playback is not supported on this device English football will “always be grateful” for the influence of Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, ex-England striker Gary Lineker says. City were confirmed as Premier League champions on Sunday after Manchester United’s 1-0 defeat to West Brom. It is their third title in seven seasons but their…

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Football's Che Guevara? Behind the enigma of Guardiola

Pep Guardiola is the son of a bricklayer who has been described as the Che Guevara of football – but who exactly is the Manchester City manager? As he comes towards the end of his second season in England the 47-year-old remains something of an enigma in the country in which he now lives. I…

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