MAPPED: Location of all 20 Premier League teams, right here

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Before the start of the 2014-15 Premier League season, wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly where the game you’re watching is being played?

Do you ever sit there watching the action on TV and wonder, ‘where about’s in England is this?’

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With games from across the pond being beamed into your living room, here’s an idea of which cities teams are located in, how far you have to travel to find their closest PL rival and precisely where the stadiums are.

Below you will find all of that info and thanks to the folks over at Google Maps (thanks, guys) you can see a map of exactly where in England and Wales (don’t forget about Swansea) all 20 PL teams will be playing this season. Click on the images to enlarge.

Right, here’s your geography lesson. Compasses at the ready…

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: ALL 20 PREMIER LEAGUE TEAMS

 

Arsenal

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City: London (North)
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Closest PL club, by distance: Tottenham Hotspur, 4.4 miles

Aston Villa

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City: Birmingham
Stadium: Villa Park
Closest PL club, by distance: West Bromwich Albion, 3.8 miles

Burnley

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City: Burnley
Stadium: Turf Moor
Closest PL club, by distance: Manchester City 29.2 miles

Chelsea

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City: London (West)
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Closest PL club, by distance: Queens Park Rangers, 4 miles

Crystal Palace

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City: London (South)
Stadium: Selhurst Park
Closest PL club, by distance: Chelsea, 8.3 miles

Everton

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City: Liverpool
Stadium: Goodison Park
Closest PL club, by distance: Liverpool, 0.9 miles

Hull City

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City: Kingston-upon-Hull
Stadium: KC Stadium
Closest PL club, by distance: Manchester City, 89.5 miles

Leicester City

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City: Leicester
Stadium: King Power Stadium
Closest PL club, by distance: Aston Villa, 37 miles

Liverpool

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City: Liverpool
Stadium: Anfield
Closest PL club, by distance: Everton, 0.9 miles

Manchester City

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City: Manchester
Stadium: Etihad Stadium
Closest PL club, by distance: Manchester United, 5 miles

Manchester United

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City: Manchester
Stadium: Old Trafford
Closest PL club, by distance: Manchester City, 5 miles

Newcastle United

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City: Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Stadium: St. James’ Park
Closest PL club, by distance: Sunderland, 11.8 miles

Queens Park Rangers

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City: London (West)
Stadium: Loftus Road
Closest PL club, by distance: Chelsea, 4 miles

Southampton

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City: Southampton
Stadium: St. Mary’s Stadium
Closest PL club, by distance: Queens Park Rangers, 72.9 miles

Stoke City

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City: Stoke-on-Trent
Stadium: Britannia Stadium
Closest PL club, by distance: Manchester United, 37.5 miles

Sunderland

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City: Sunderland
Stadium: Stadium of Light
Closest PL club, by distance: Newcastle, 11.8 miles

Swansea City

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City: Swansea
Stadium: Liberty Stadium
Closest PL club, by distance: West Bromwich Albion, 115 miles

Tottenham Hotspur

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City: London (North)
Stadium: White Hart Lane
Closest PL club, by distance: Arsenal, 4.4 miles

West Bromwich Albion

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City: West Bromwich
Stadium: The Hawthorns
Closest PL club, by distance: Aston Villa, 3.8 miles

West Ham United

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City: London (East)
Stadium: Upton Park
Closest PL club, by distance: Tottenham Hotspur, 8.3 miles

New York Red Bulls introduce space at RBA for autistic families

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HARRISON, N.J. (AP) The Red Bulls have announced plans for a permanent sensory-friendly space at their stadium for families impacted by autism.

Formerly executive offices, the space overlooking midfield is a calm area that is free from the crowds and the noise of Red Bull Arena during matches. Families can use it for free.

The team announced the new space on Saturday before the Red Bulls were set to host the Chicago Fire. It was Autism Awareness Night at the stadium.

“Families deserve to feel welcome and comfortable each time they step foot into Red Bull Arena, not just one night a year,” Red Bulls GM Marc de Grandpre said in a statement released by the club. “We hope all sports teams and entertainment venues are inspired to take similar action to provide comfort for families with loved ones on the autism spectrum.”

League Two game restarted in empty stadium after fans storm field

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LONDON (AP) An English soccer game restarted in an empty stadium after a pitch invasion led to the crowd being told the fixture had been abandoned.

There were five minutes remaining in Leyton Orient’s fourth-tier game against Colchester on Saturday when a sit-down protest was staged on the pitch by Orient fans against Italian owner Francesco Becchetti.

It forced the referee to take the players off the field. The protests lasted for more than an hour before the crowd was told the game had been abandoned and the stadium eventually cleared. The teams came out and finished the game.

Leyton Orient lost 3-1 a week after its relegation from the English Football League was confirmed after 112 years.

“A decision was taken with the police to announce that the game had been abandoned as it was felt this would help clear the pitch, which proved correct,” the EFL said in a statement. “However, it was deemed appropriate that the game needed to be played to a conclusion in order to maintain the integrity of the competition.”

La Liga: Barcelona, Real Madrid hold serve in tight title race

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A roundup of Saturday’s action in Spain’s top flight…

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Espanyol 0-3 Barcelona

Barcelona are doing all they can do — win — in their bid to usurp Real Madrid in the race for the title. While they entered the weekend — and still are — ahead of their El Clasico rivals based on head-to-head results this season, Los Blancos still have a game in hand which will surely decide whether Madrid claim their 33rd top-division title, or a 25th for Barca.

On Saturday, Luis Enrique’s side had more than just the title at stake — also at stake: the Derbi Barceloni, against fellow Catalan side Espanyol.

For 45 minutes, the home side held firm and refused to break, but once Luis Suarez put the Blaugrana ahead in the 50th minute, that was all she wrote. Ivan Rakitic doubled the advantage in the 76th minute, and Suarez completed the scoring 11 minutes later.

Real Madrid 2-1 Valencia

By the time the derby kicked off, Madrid had already applied the pressure and gone three points clear with a 2-1 victory that was a whole lot closer than the final score indicates.

Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring just before the half-hour mark, and Zinedine Zidane’s side was well on its way to victory. Ronaldo followed up his opening goal with a missed penalty kick 10 minutes into the second half, and Daniel Parejo pulled the visitors level with a sensational free kick just eight minutes before the end of regular time. Points looked sure to be dropped, and the door opened wider for Barca, but Marcelo was prepared to play the part of hero on the day, and the Brazilian left back bagged one of the season’s more improbable goals, a right-footed strike from the top of the box, in the 86th minute.

Elsewhere in La Liga

Las Palmas 0-5 Atletico Madrid
Real Sociedad 2-1 Granada

Sunday’s La Liga schedule

Osasuna vs. Deportivo La Coruña — 6 a.m. ET
Real Betis vs. Alaves — 10:15 a.m. ET
Eibar vs. Leganes — 12:30 p.m. ET
Celta Vigo vs. Athletic Bilbao — 2:45 p.m. ET

Monday’s La Liga schedule

Malaga vs. Sevilla — 3 p.m. ET

Championship Focus: It’s all about the playoff places now

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With Brighton & Hove Albion and Newcastle United having already clinched the Championship’s two automatic promotion places, all eyes turn to the four teams behind them still jockeying for playoff positioning…

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3rd — Reading — 82 points, +2 GD
4th — Sheffield Wednesday — 81 points, +16 GD
5th — Huddersfield Town — 81 points, +1 GD
6th — Fulham — 77 points, +27 GD

First of all, the Championship remains the least sensible league in the world. Disagree? Just try to explain the above wildly varying points totals and the corresponding goal differentials. Go ahead, I’ll wait

As for the weekend’s results, Reading and Wednesday did themselves major favors in the race for third with victories over Wigan Athletic (1-0) and Ipswich Town (1-0), respectively, while Huddersfield, who entered the weekend in that top playoff place, played 67 minutes with a man advantage against Birmingham City, and lost 2-0. All three of Reading, Wednesday and Huddersfield have clinched their place in the promotion playoffs, which begin two weeks from Saturday, on May 13.

[ MORE: PL Sunday preview — North London derby, plus 6 of the top 7 play ]

Given Leeds United’s 3-3 draw with Norwich City, a win would have clinched the fourth and final playoff place for Fulham, but the Cottagers dropped a pair of points themselves in a 1-1 draw with Brentford at Craven Cottage. Still, Fulham are all but into the playoffs with a three-point lead on Leeds, and a goal differential that’s 13 goals better.