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# Premier League

4th June 2023
# talking point
Still no mention of elephant in the room as Man City close in on treble
As expected, Pep Guardiola’s men overcame United in Saturday’s FA Cup final.
Last week
28th May 2023 - 3rd June 2023
# Pastures new
4 years on from €115 million move, Eden Hazard to depart Real Madrid
The Belgium international made just 54 league appearances, including six this season, and scored seven goals.
# Reaction
Man United 'broken' after FA Cup final defeat
The Red Devils were second best in the London sunshine as Premier League champions City remained on course for a treble.
# future plans
Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris has 'desires for other things'
The 36-year-old former France international is under contract with the Premier League club until 2024.
# Report
Gundogan makes history as Man City beat United in FA Cup final
Pep Guardiola’s side are now just one game away from completing the treble.
# Wave Goodbye
Veteran duo to leave Wolves
Joao Moutinho and Diego Costa are to leave the club when their current contracts expire.
# talking point
The key decision facing Ten Hag as Man United bid to end City's treble hopes
The Red Devils are considerable underdogs against Pep Guardiola’s men this afternoon.
# underwhelming
'I expected to win something this year' - Cristiano Ronaldo
Despite signing the five-time Ballon d’Or-winner in a two-and-a-half-year deal said to total €400 million, Al Nassr finished second in the Saudi Pro League.
# Wave Goodbye
Former Man United star Jesse Lingard leaves Nottingham Forest
He featured just four times in 2023 and will now look for a third club in three years.
# Wave Goodbye
Youri Tielemans to leave Leicester
The Belgian international is out of contract this summer.
# column
Lampard flopped again at Chelsea - but it wasn't solely his fault
Chelsea’s season was, pound-for-pound, the worst in Premier League history.
# Profile
Andy Cousins: How a friendship formed at Shamrock Rovers led to top job at Chelsea
Andy Cousins’ track record explains why top brass at Stamford Bridge beat off competition from Premier League rivals to land recruitment and analysis expert.
# Wave Goodbye
Ex-England international Ashley Young to leave Aston Villa
The 37-year-old made 250 appearances across two spells for the club.
# Punishment
Illegal Premier League football streaming gang jailed
The defendants, aged between 30 and 46, raked in more than £7 million.
# free agent
Former Man United star Nani on the lookout for a new club
The 36-year-old was hailed as one of the A-League’s biggest coups in years when he signed for Melbourne Victory.
# short stint
Mauricio Pochettino does not want to keep Joao Felix at Chelsea – Atletico Madrid president
An €11 million loan fee for Felix yielded four goals in 20 games.
# expensive
Amid interest from Man United and Spurs, Brentford goalkeeper valued at €46 million
David Raya kept his 12th clean sheet of the season in the 1-0 win against Manchester City on Sunday.
# Looking Back
Best moment? Worst signing? Our writers review the Premier League season
David Sneyd, Gavin Cooney and Paul Fennessy reflect on the latest campaign.
# Sorry scenes
I apologise I didn’t do better – Sam Allardyce
The former England boss was brought in for Leeds’ final four games of the season.
# Unimpressed
Frank Lampard blasts Chelsea's flops
Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly set to be confirmed as his successor imminently.
# worries
Man City trio face race to be fit for United showdown
Pep Guardiola has revealed Kevin De Bruyne, Jack Grealish and Ruben Dias are doubts for the game.
# Opinion
Do you agree with our Premier League team of the season?
Man City star Erling Haaland and others who make the cut.
# Endgame
Leicester and Leeds relegated, Everton survive on Premier League's final day
A dramatic final day sees the Foxes go down seven years after winning the title.
# Endgame
Leicester and Leeds relegated, Everton survive on Premier League's final day
A dramatic final day sees the Foxes go down seven years after winning the title.
# Goals Galore
Ireland's Kelleher makes rare appearance as Liverpool finish with 8-goal thriller
Meanwhile, Man United beat Fulham to seal a third-place finish.
# crunching the numbers
Premier League 22/23: Ferguson's breakout year but Irish involvement drops to new low
The Premier League minutes accumulated by Irish players continued their decline this season.
Last month
May 2023
# Faith
Ryan Mason ‘trusts the people making decisions’ at Spurs
Harry Kane’s future is in doubt, they have no permanent manager or director of football, and could miss out on Europe for the first time since the 2010.
# Profile
The Irish teenager tipped to follow in Evan Ferguson's footsteps
Considered too small by some as a youngster, Andrew Moran has undergone a remarkable rise since.
# gruelling
'It's been the hardest this season in 22 years' - Mikel Arteta on Premier League challenge
Arsenal boss warns his players it will be even tougher against Manchester City next season after losing title race.
# Setback
Man United's victory comes at a cost
Erik ten Hag fears Antony suffered a ‘serious’ injury during the win over Chelsea.
# Sorry scenes
Mo Salah apologises for Liverpool's Champions League failure
United’s 4-1 win over Chelsea ensured the Red Devils will join Manchester City, Arsenal and Newcastle as England’s representatives.
# Soccer
Man Utd thrash Chelsea to secure Champions League return
It was all too easy for Erik ten Hag’s men.
# Relief
Man Utd thrash Chelsea to secure Champions League return
It was all too easy for Erik ten Hag’s men.
# Joy
Pep Guardiola in high spirits after City players drink Manchester dry
The manager had been worried his side’s performance level would drop against Brighton.
# a vacant slot
Spurs' managerial search goes on as frontrunner Slot opts to stay with Feyenoord
Reports suggest Spurs may now target Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou.
# column
Does Alexander-Arnold's reinvention mean the end for Andy Robertson at Liverpool?
Alexander-Arnold and Robertson are one of the great duos of recent Premier League history – but can one change without the other’s influence being diluted?
# Point made
Julio Enciso stunner against Man City earns Brighton Europa League place
The pulsating encounter was a fitting final home game of an unforgettable campaign for the record-breaking Seagulls.
# doubt
Brighton's star duo could leave, admits De Zerbi
The manager believes Moises Caicedo and Alexis Mac Allister ‘deserve to play in another level’.
# Taking Charge
Russell Martin set to be named new Southampton boss on three-year deal
Martin has impressed at Swansea despite a limited budget.
Bukayo Saka signs new long-term Arsenal contract
Saka joins goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale in signing a new deal at the Emirates Stadium.