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Why did Uefa hand Azerbaijan hosting rights for the Europa League final?

The ruling body’s principle of rotating finals is a good one but the golden ticket has to be awarded for the right reasonsYou had to admire Uefa’s steadfastness in the face of unfortunate timing. The decision to award the hosting rights for this year’s…

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Arsenal face prospect of having to leave Mkhitaryan at home for Baku final

• Anger within club that safety fears costing player trip• Gunners release statement about ‘extreme’ travel issuesArsenal are preparing for the prospect of leaving their Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan at home for the Europa League final in Baku…

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Premier League 2018-19 review: our predictions versus reality

We thought Manchester City would pip Liverpool to the title, but we also said Watford would go downWhat we said: “Pep Guardiola’s talented side look well placed to become the first team to retain the Premier League title since Manchester United did it …

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Unforgettable photos: the best of the 2018-19 Premier League season

Photo editor Jonny Weeks reviews a tumultuous football season through some of its best, weirdest and most defining imagesOn an average weekend, The Guardian receives around 12,000 photographs from Premier League matches via its staff, agency and contri…

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Aubameyang, Mané and Salah’s Golden Boot ‘good sign for Africa’

• Arsenal forward proud to share award with Liverpool duo• Aubameyang says it took time to settle in English footballPierre-Emerick Aubameyang has admitted his pride at sharing the Golden Boot with Liverpool’s Sadio Mané and Mohamed Salah and insisted …

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The Dozen: the final weekend’s best Premier League photos

Your weekend roundup of the best photography from England’s top flightView the Dozen archive Continue reading…

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Premier League 2018-19: the highs and lows of the season – video review

Liverpool’s attempt to dethrone Manchester City as Premier League champions ended in failure with the reigning champions completing the season with one more point than their title rivals.City claimed 98 points, just two shy of last season’s record-brea…

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Aubameyang shares Golden Boot after double helps Arsenal beat Burnley

Burnley is an awfully long way from Baku but Arsenal’s final stop on the road towards Azerbaijan’s capital and the Europa League final was not quite the inconveniently meaningless detour it might have initially appeared.Quite apart from rubber-stamping…

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Premier League final day: Tottenham v Everton, Manchester United v Cardiff and more – live!

All the action from the final day of the Premier League seasonPremier League fans’ verdicts: part one and part twoFeel free to email Daniel or to tweet @DanielHarris 12.05pm BST In football more than in any other walk of life, people “run out of superl…

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Premier League 2018-19 fans’ verdicts. Part one: Arsenal to Huddersfield

Fans review the season with one game to play – the stars, the flops and the moments that made them smile• Part 2: Leicester to WolvesEmery is entitled to a bit of a free pass in this transitional season but inevitably there’s a mood of discontent over …

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English fans warned to beware ticket touts in rush for European finals

Some websites list £10,000 tickets for Liverpool-Tottenham Champions League final in MadridFans travelling to the finals of Europe’s two major club competitions have been warned about touts who are willing to exploit their eagerness to get to the match…

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All the game can share in English clubs’ dizzying European glory | Sachin Nakrani

Premier League lockout of European finals has a global dimension that should not be ignoredGeorge Sephton has been Liverpool’s stadium announcer for 48 years and is such a part of the furniture there that he is known as The Voice of Anfield. His is a l…

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From Anfield ‘89 to Agüero in 2012: five other final-day title finishes | Stuart James

As Manchester City and Liverpool gear up for the Premier League finale, five previous last-day title winners relive the tension and the euphoria of their big triumphsState of play going into the final day Derby were top but played their last league gam…

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How English football rules Europe (with a little help from foreigners)

For the first time four teams from the same country will contest the two major European finals. How has England done it?As Eden Hazard walked up to take his penalty for Chelsea against Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday night he not only had his club’s fa…

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English fans hit out at Uefa over ‘extortionate’ cost of going to finals

Supporters of Liverpool, Spurs, Arsenal and Chelsea irate at high cost of watching the gamesFans of the four English clubs to have made it to Europe’s two main football finals have joined forces to criticise Uefa’s disregard for the “extortionate costs…

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European finalists deliver a very English great football moment forged overseas | Barney Ronay

They may be foreign-owned corporations featuring few homegrown players but we should celebrate English club successes built on the blurring, not the building, of bordersNous sommes les meilleurs! Wir sind die Besten! We are the cosmopolitan, financiall…

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Burnley v Arsenal: match preview

Arsenal will be glad to see the back of their league campaign after a terrible run of one point from a possible 12 means they have to beat Chelsea in the Europa League final to qualify for the Champions League. If Baku is a bust then a win against Burn…

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Football fans, how are you travelling to the European finals?

Liverpool, Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal supporters, what steps will you take to watch your team play in a European final?For the first time in history, English clubs have a clean sweep in the European finals. Liverpool and Tottenham meet in the Champ…

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Arsenal urge Uefa to guarantee Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s safety for Baku final

• Armenian sat out Europa League group game in Azerbaijan• Arsenal ‘hugely concerned’ player could miss Chelsea matchArsenal have expressed concern that they have not yet received “acceptable guarantees” from Uefa that their midfielder Henrikh Mkhitary…

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Arsenal’s long road to Baku leads to defining moment of their season | Amy Lawrence

If Unai Emery’s side win the Europa League final against Chelsea and qualify for the Champions League their campaign has been a successful one. Lose and the problems run deeperLast May, in a series of pow-wows to determine the chosen candidate to repla…