3 things we learned as Sevilla win yet another Europa League

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Sevilla – Inter Milan was one of the best UEFA Europa League finals in history, if not the best, as Sevilla beat Inter 3-2 in a wild, gritty final in Cologne, Germany.

The Europa League really does belong to Sevilla.

Sevilla won their sixth Europa League title in the last 14 seasons to extend their own record as the most successful team in the history of the tournament, as Julen Lopetegui won the first trophy of his coaching career and it was a tale of redemption for him after everything that happened with Spain and Real Madrid.

Lopetegui and many of Sevilla’s players were in tears at the final whistle as they were crowned Europa League champions once again.

As for Antonio Conte and Inter, they squandered an early lead and their nine-year wait for a trophy continues.

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The game got off to a flying start as Inter went 1-0 up. Lukaku stormed cleared of Diego Carlos and the Sevilla defender brought him down in the box to give away a penalty kick for the third-straight game. Lukaku rolled home the spot kick to score his 34th of the season and put Inter ahead, as Carlos was lucky to stay on the pitch. Their lead didn’t last for long. Sevilla equalized as Jesus Navas whipped in a lovely cross to the near post which was headed home brilliantly by Luuk de Jong to make it 1-1.

The end-to-end nature of the game continued as Ambrosio went close at the back post for Inter as the Italian giants wanted a penalty kick for a handball on Diego Carlos but nothing was given. That led to Antonio Conte being booked due to his complaints to the officials and plenty of late tackles started to fly in.

De Jong made it 2-1 before half time with a fine header from long-range but soon after Diego Godin made it 2-2 with a header from a free kick. Lucas Ocampos went close right on half time as Samir Handanovic saved well as another effort from a set piece was going in. In the second half Roberto Gagliardini’s shot was blocked by Diego Carlos as the game tightened up and both teams took fewer risks when in possession of the ball.

Yacine Bono then brilliantly denied Lukaku who was clean through, as Inter looked dangerous on the break but Sevilla won it in bizarre fashion.  Diego Carlos sent an acrobatic overhead effort towards the far post and it was going wide before Lukaku directed the ball into his own net. Late on substitute Alexis Sanchez had a shot cleared off the line by Jules Kounde as they chucked everyone forward but couldn’t find an equalizer.

Here’s a look at what we learned from Sevilla – Inter Milan in the Europa League final.


Diego Carlos should have been sent off in the opening moments for taking down Romelu Lukaku and giving away a penalty kick for the third-straight game in the Europa League. Carlos denied a clear goalscoring opportunity and made no attempt to play the ball, so he should have been handed a red card.

He stayed on the pitch, somehow, and his bicycle kick deflected off Romelu Lukaku and won the trophy for Sevilla. In the past few months Diego Carlos has been linked with a move to Liverpool, Manchester United and plenty of other clubs and although he is a powerful, dominant and confident defender, he is more than a little rash. Carlos probably played himself out of a move to the Premier League with these performances in the latter stages of the Europa League but he will be a hero at Sevilla. He so easily could have been the villain for being sent off or giving away another penalty for handball. He’s a lucky boy.


Ever Banega was playing in his final game for Sevilla and the former Inter Milan midfielder whipped in so many delicious set pieces and two of them led to goals for Sevilla. He put another couple right on the head of Sevilla’s players too and Banega’s quality on the ball decided a tight, entertaining final. The Argentine midfielder will now head to play for Al-Shabab in Saudi Arabia and will do so as a Sevilla hero. Another Sevilla hero is local lad Jesus Navas, who has now won the Europa League three times with Sevilla.

Derided by many during his time at Manchester City as lightweight and lacking quality in the final third, Navas whipped in a beautiful cross for the first Sevilla goal and whipped in plenty of quality deliveries from right back. Navas has been a revelation in a deeper position and he dug deep once again and did plenty of defensive work to seal the title for his beloved Sevilla. Throughout the quarterfinals, semifinal and final, Sevilla stayed in games and set pieces and deliveries from out wide were crucial as they knocked out Wolves and Man United then beat Inter Milan in the final. The small details sealed success for Sevilla.


He was booked during the game as he wanted a handball and a penalty kick early on and Conte’s mood didn’t improve. The Italian coach has spoken out against the Inter hierarchy in recent months and although his first season in charge of Inter can be lauded as a huge success, they came up just short. Losing in the Europa League final and finishing second, by one point, in Serie A, Inter Milan are back to contending in Italy and in Europe but there’s still a long way to go.

Conte barking out orders has been commonplace this season and he will be so angry that his team lost this final because they failed to defend set pieces properly. Lukaku will rue missing a big chance in the second half and deflecting into his own net as Inter’s front two didn’t really get going with Lautaro Martinez marked out of the game and a big moment for Conte and Inter came and went. Conte is still searching for his first European trophy as a manager but he has Inter heading in the right direction.

Newcastle vs Manchester United: How to watch live, stream link, team news


No, you didn’t turn back the hands of time; We’ve got a proper top-four battle between Manchester United and Newcastle United at the latter’s St. James’ Park on Sunday (watch live, 11am ET on USA Network and online via NBCSports.com).

There are significant injury or absence concerns for both teams as Casemiro and Joelinton are both suspended, Miguel Almiron out, and Raphael Varane, Marcus Rashford, and Christian Eriksen in question.


Man United will enter the match in third place, three points clear of fifth-place Newcastle. Both have played 26 matches this Premier League season, two fewer than fourth-place Tottenham.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Newcastle vs Manchester United.

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How to watch Newcastle vs Manchester United live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 11am ET, Sunday
TV Channel: USA Network
Online: Stream via NBCSports.com

Newcastle vs Manchester United video preview, predictions

Key storylines & star players

So we know the stars: Bruno Fernandes, Bruno Guimaraes, Antony, Alekander Isak. But who’s going to step up if Botman or Pope can’t go for Newcastle? Will Fred and Scott McTominay be able to pull off a top performance should Sabitzer join Casemiro on the shelf? Is Harry Maguire going to deliver the goods if Varane cannot go?

Injuries, man. They cause so many questions!

Newcastle team news, injuries, lineup options

QUESTIONABLE: Sven Botman (other), Nick Pope (thigh), Allan Saint-Maximin (thigh), Joelinton (suspension) Anthony Gordon (ankle). OUT: Emil Krafth (knee), Ryan Fraser (other), Miguel Almiron (thigh).

Manchester United team news, injuries, lineup options

QUESTIONABLE: Christian Eriksen (ankle), Marcel Sabitzer (knee), Anthony Martial (groin), Raphael Varane (other), Marcus Rashford (ankle). OUT: Donny van de Beek (knee), Casemiro (suspension), Alejandro Garnacho (ankle), Mason Greenwood (other).

Premier League winners – Full list of every champion


The Premier League winners are yet to be determined for the 2022-23 season but there is going to be one epic battle to decide who are crowned champions.

With Arsenal leading the way but Manchester City set to hunt them down in the final months of the current campaign, it makes you think back to some of the great teams, and champs, in years gone by.

From Manchester United’s legendary treble winning side to the Leicester City fairytale and Arsenal’s Invincibles, there have been so many amazing title winners over the 30 seasons of the Premier League.

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Below you will find a list of every Premier League winner since the league was formed in 1992-93, with just seven teams being able to call themselves champions since then.

Premier League winners – List of every champion

1992-93: Manchester United
1993-94: Manchester United
1994-95: Blackburn Rovers
1995-96: Manchester United
1996-97: Manchester United
1997-98: Arsenal
1998-99: Manchester United
1999-00: Manchester United
2000-01: Manchester United
2001-02: Arsenal
2002-03: Manchester United
2003-04: Arsenal
2004-05: Chelsea
2005-06: Chelsea
2006-07: Manchester United
2007-08: Manchester United
2008-09: Manchester United
2009-10: Chelsea
2010-11: Manchester United
2011-12: Manchester City
2012-13: Manchester United
2013-14: Manchester City
2014-15: Chelsea
2015-16: Leicester City
2016-17: Chelsea
2017-18: Manchester City
2018-19: Manchester City
2019-20: Liverpool
2020-21: Manchester City
2021-22: Manchester City
2022-23: TBD

West Ham vs Southampton: How to watch live, stream link, team news


West Ham and Southampton clash in a huge relegation six-pointer at London Stadium on Sunday, with the Hammers and Saints separated by just one point.


How are the Hammers in this situation? Well, they’ve won just two of their last 14 Premier League games and the pressure is mounting on David Moyes as his side sit in the relegation zone with 12 games of the season to go following their 1-1 draw at home to Aston Villa last time out in the league. They have won all eight of their UEFA Conference League games as they’ve reached the quarterfinal (they play Belgian side Gent in the last eight) but their league form has suffered badly. Five of their six Premier League wins this season have come at home though, so they will be hoping the home fans get behind them early on in this one.

As for Southampton, well, they are scrapping. Interim head coach Ruben Selles saw his side fight back from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 late on against Tottenham last time out and that draw felt like a win. Can Saints keep the positive momentum going? They have become better defensively but time is running out and although they are just two points from safety they have played at least one more game than all of the teams around them. They have a tough remaining schedule but have fared well against the big boys this season and they drew with West Ham in the return game back in October as this looks like a very even matchup.

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Here’s everything you need for West Ham vs Southampton.

How to watch West Ham vs Southampton live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 9am ET, Sunday
TV Channel: USA Network
Online: Stream via NBCSports.com

Key storylines & in-form players to watch

Declan Rice is the main man for West Ham and he is doing his best to dig in and drive them forward. Other than that, Michail Antonio, Jarrod Bowen, Gianluca Scamacca and Danny Ings all need to find some form, and fast, if they’re going to drag West Ham up the table and away from this relegation battle they were never supposed to be anywhere near.

Southampton’s main man James Ward-Prowse is also dragging Saints through games and an unlikely resurgence from the fit-again Theo Walcott has played a big role in them picking up plenty of points since Selles took charge. The young duo of Romeo Lavia and Armel Bella-Kotchap continue to progress nicely in midfield and defense respectively and Saints now feel like they have a chance of getting out of the bottom three.

West Ham team news, injuries, lineup options

QUESTIONABLE: Lukasz Fabianski (face), Michail Antonio (calf), Vladimir Coufal (foot), Emerson (illness), Nayef Aguerd (hip), Gianluca Scamacca (knee)

Southampton team news, injuries, lineup options

OUT: Juan Larios (thigh), Armel Bella-Kotchap (shoulder), Valentino Livramento (hamstring) | QUESTIONABLE: Che Adams (calf), Mohammed Salisu (knock)

Premier League title race: Current form, key fixtures, injuries, odds, predictions


The Premier League title race is going down to the wire in the 2022-23 season and there are some huge games coming up between now and the final day on May 28.

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Can Arsenal win the first Premier League title since 2003-04? Will Manchester City win three in a row to make it five titles in the last six seasons under Pep Guardiola?

For a while it looked like Manchester United could come from nowhere to stun everyone and secure their first title in a decade, but they have regressed in recent weeks and it is now truly a two-horse race between Arsenal and Man City.

Below is a look at the key fixtures, current form, odds and predictions for the contenders to be crowned Premier League champions.

Remaining fixtures for title contenders

Arsenal (72 points through 29 games): Liverpool (A), West Ham (A), Southampton (H), Man City (A), Chelsea (H), Newcastle (A), Brighton (H), Nottingham Forest (A), Wolves (H)

Manchester City (64 points through 28 games): Southampton (A), Leicester City (H), Brighton (A), Arsenal (H), Fulham (A), Leeds (H), Everton (A), Chelsea (H), West Ham (H), Brentford (A)

Key fixtures that will decide the Premier League title

Saturday, April 1: Manchester City 4-1 Liverpool – Recap, video highlights, player ratings
Sunday, April 9: Arsenal vs Liverpool – 11:30am ET
Wednesday, April 26: Manchester City vs Arsenal – 3pm ET
Saturday, April 29: Arsenal vs Chelsea – 12:30pm ET
Saturday, May 6: Newcastle vs Arsenal – 10am ET
Saturday, May 20: Manchester City vs Chelsea – 10am ET

Current form (As of March 20, 2023)

Arsenal’s last 5 results: WWWWW
Manchester City’s last 5 results: WWWWD

Current Premier League table

Premier League standings

Head to NBC Sports’s soccer standings home page

Key injuries

Arsenal: Mohamed Elneny (no return date), Takehiro Tomiyasu (knee), Eddie Nketiah (ankle), William Saliba (back)

Manchester City: Erling Haaland (groin), Phil Foden (appendectomy)

Premier League title odds (As of March 24, 2023)

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Arsenal: -165
Manchester City: +138
Manchester United: +10000

Prediction for Premier League title race

1. Manchester City – 87 points (Win the title on goal difference)
2. Arsenal – 87 points
3. Manchester United – 75 points