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Newcastle United 2021-2022 Fixtures

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Newcastle United will welcome West Ham to St James’ Park in their opening fixture of the 2021/22 Premier League campaign on August 14.

Steve Bruce’s side have avoided any of the top six in the opening month of the season, with a trip to Aston Villa (August 21) before facing Southampton at home (August 28).

The Christmas period is the most worrying for Newcastle fans though, with December trips to Leicester (11) and Liverpool (15) before facing champions Manchester City (18) and Manchester United on Boxing Day.

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Poland waives quarantine rules for Manchester United fans ahead of Europa League Final

Manchester United supporters will be able to travel to Gdansk to watch their team play Villarreal in the Europa League final after Polish authorities waived local quarantine rules.

United and Villarreal are scheduled to play at the Stadion Miejski on May 26 in front of 9,500 people.

The stadium will be restricted to 25 per cent capacity, with United receiving 2,000 tickets. English fans will have to quarantine upon their return to the UK but they will not need to isolate upon their arrival in Poland.

In a statement the Polish authorities said:

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Champions League Final Moved To Portugal

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Portugal is set to host the Champions League final after Uefa failed to receive the guarantees of exemptions it wants if it is to move the game to Wembley.

Uefa, UK government officials and the Football Association met on Monday to discuss moving the game between Chelsea and Manchester City from Istanbul.

Uefa has decided it will be moved after Turkey was put on England’s red travel list meaning fans cannot travel. Portugal is on the green list so fans would be allowed to attend on 29 May.

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Man United Reach Europa League Final

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Manchester United reached their first final of the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer era but lost their seven-match unbeaten record in an entertaining Europa League last-four tie with Roma.

Edinson Cavani scored both United goals in the second leg of a 13-goal semi-final.

The Uruguayan opened the scoring with a fabulous first-half effort, then found the net with a fine header from Bruno Fernandes’ excellent floated pass in the second half.

In between, Roma briefly threatened a comeback when former Manchester City forward Edin Dzeko scored his ninth goal against United before Bryan Cristante finished smartly with a shot on the turn.

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International Champions Cup 2021 To Be Held In Portland

The International Champions Cup will be returning to the U.S. this summer after a one year hiatus as Olympique Lyonnais and FC Barcelona, two of the biggest names in European women’s soccer, will join the Portland Thorns and Houston Dash of the National Women’s Soccer League, in a tournament this summer in Portland, Ore.

All four teams are titleholders. Olympique Lyonnais is competing for its 15th-straight French first division title and sixth-consecutive UEFA Women’s Champions League Trophy. As for Barcelona, it was a Champions League Finalist in 2019.

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Man United Fans Force Postponent Of Biggest Game In England

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Manchester United’s Premier League game against Liverpool was postponed after about 200 fans broke into Old Trafford to protest against the Glazer family’s ownership of the club. It is the first time a Premier League match has been postponed because of fan protests.

“This is a collective decision from the police, both clubs, the Premier League and local authorities,” said the Premier League.

Fans had gathered outside the ground and scores of green and gold flares, the colors of United’s first shirts when they were formed as Newton Heath in 1878, and of the original anti-Glazer protests in 2010.

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Harry Kane Puts Himself Up For Sale

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Tottenham Hotspur and England captain Harry Kane has put himself up for sale after reiterating his desire to win trophies following Spurs’s Carabao Cup final defeat.

Kane, who at 27 is in the peak of his career, has yet to win a trophy at Spurs, with the loss to Manchester City his third in a final.

Kane was interviewed by Sky Sports after being named as the Premier League player of the year at the London Football Awards. He is the competition’s top goalscorer with 21 and leading assist-maker with 13.

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Kronke’s Not Interested In Selling Arsenal

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Arsenal owners Stan Kroenke and Josh Kroenke say they remain “100% committed” to the Premier League club and “are not selling any stake”.

Arsenal legends Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira have joined Spotify founder and billionaire Daniel Ek’s bid to buy the club but Kronke’s say they are not interested in selling:

“We have not received any offer and we will not entertain any offer,” the Gunners owners said.

“Our ambition for Arsenal remains to compete to win the biggest trophies in the game and our focus remains on improving our competitiveness on the pitch to achieve this.”

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Manchester City Win Fourth Straight League Cup

Manchester City won the League Cup for a record-equalling fourth time in succession with a deserved victory over a disappointing Tottenham Hotspur side at Wembley.

City defender Aymeric Laporte, arguably fortunate to be on the pitch after escaping a yellow card in the first half before being cautioned after the break, rose above Spurs substitute Moussa Sissoko to head home Kevin de Bruyne’s free-kick eight minutes from time.

It was appropriate reward for City creating a host of chances and dominating Spurs, who did not enjoy any sort of positive reaction from sacking manager Jose Mourinho on Monday and replacing him with caretaker Ryan Mason.

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Premier League Clubs Brexit Super League

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The European Super League has been officially suspended after all six English clubs formally withdrew from the ill-fated venture.

On another dramatic night when Chelsea fans staged a mass protest outside Stamford Bridge before their Premier League clash with Brighton, Manchester City and Chelsea began the process of killing off the rebel league less than 48 hours after its launch by pulling out late in the afternoon, putting huge pressure on the other 10 founder members to follow suit, as they held crisis talks over their exit strategies.