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Right, that’s it from me. Thanks for your emails and tweets. It’s been quite the night. Until next time. Bye!

Ewan Murray on Celtic’s title and the man that won steered the ship

Internazionale are Coppa Italia champions! Full-time: Juventus 2-4 Inter!

Last season’s Scudetto winners are this season’s cup champs! Perisic’s double in extra time proves decisive. Two points shy of Milan in the Serie A standings, the domestic double is still on.

Juventus’ Alvaro Morata and Leonardo Bonucci look dejected as Internazionale’s players celebrate winning the Coppa Italia.
Juventus’ Alvaro Morata and Leonardo Bonucci look dejected as Internazionale’s players celebrate winning the Coppa Italia. Photograph: Ciro de Luca/Reuters
The trophy is hoisted high as Internazionale’s players celebrate winning the Coppa Italia.
The trophy is hoisted high as Internazionale’s players celebrate winning the Coppa Italia. Photograph: Ciro de Luca/Reuters

Pep Guardiola also confirms that Fernandinho has a problem, to compound City’s defensive problems. Laporte is also struggling, says the Man City manager.

Premier League match reports!

Half-time in extra time: Juventus 2-4 Internazionale

Speaking of fellas with an excellent weak foot, Ivan Perisic has scored twice in extra time to give Inter a two-goal cushion in the Coppa Italia final! The first a penalty and the second an absolute ripper with his left!

“That is SPECIAL!” 😍

A beauty from Ivan Perišić and Inter are 4-2 up and closing in on Coppa Italia glory 🔵⚫ pic.twitter.com/hiP3hsIv5H

— Premier Sports (@PremierSportsTV) May 11, 2022

Internazionale’s Ivan Perisic celebrates after scoring.
Internazionale’s Ivan Perisic celebrates after scoring. Photograph: Mattia Ozbot/Inter/Getty Images

Kevin De Bruyne speaks!

Yeah, a pretty nice evening. When you score four goals, it’s special. It should have been five! We could have scored more. It was impressive. My right is my stronger foot, but I’m never afraid to shoot with my left. We know we have a bit of an advantage [over Liverpool] but we need to recover and be ready for West Ham.

Madrid is very difficult to explain. It was a mad five minutes. It’s not that we played bad. I don’t know what happened. I was out of control on the bench. It’s not nice but we need to move on.

I play between a No 8 and a No 10. My favourite goal was the third one tonight. It was the cleanest hit, the purest.

The only downside for City is a potential injury to Laporte. City’s defence is already stretched, and now they could be without their Spanish international for Sunday’s trip to West Ham.

Full-time: Wolves 1-5 Manchester City

City are three clear of Liverpool at the top of the table and crucially they dramatically improve their goal difference, which could yet be decisive. De Bruyne is serenaded by the away support. What a performance, four goals!

Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne is handed the match ball by referee Martin Atkinson after scoring four goals.
Referee Martin Atkinson gives Kevin De Bruyne the match ball. Photograph: Peter Powell/Action Images/Reuters

Wolves 1-5 Manchester City: De Bruyne rattles the post! So close to his FIFTH goal of the evening and City’s 95th goal of the season. As if they are going to add Haaland to this. Crikey. Gabriel Jesus on the bench, not needed tonight.

Kevin de Bruyne of Manchester City hits the post.
Kevin De Bruyne is inches away from notching his fifth goal. Photograph: Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Getty Images

End of 90 minutes: Juventus 2-2 Internazionale

We’re into extra time in the Coppa Italia final! A thriller at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

GOAL! Wolves 1-5 Manchester City (Sterling 84)

Sterling does get his goal, just moments after his woeful miss! This was a tricky fixture for City, with Wolves chasing European qualification, but they have made light work of it. A devastating City counter-attack, starting with one-touch stuff in their own half, and finishing as Grealish feeds Cancelo, who crosses for Sterling at the back post.

Raheem Sterling scores Manchester City’s fifth goal.
Raheem Sterling scores Manchester City’s fifth goal. Photograph: Peter Cziborra/Action Images/Reuters

GOAL! Juventus 2-2 Internazionale (Hakan Calhanoglu 80)

Hakan Calhanoglu levels from the spot! It’s all square in the Coppa Italia final!

An emphatic penalty from Hakan Calhanoglu puts Internazionale back on level terms.
An emphatic penalty from Hakan Calhanoglu puts Internazionale back on level terms. Photograph: Ciro de Luca/Reuters

Wolves 1-4 Manchester City: A shocking miss from Sterling! Not that it matters much, but really is mesmerising how the 27-year-old failed to tap in at the back post after Foden’s pinpoint cross from the left. Instead, the ball bobbles under Sterling’s foot and dribbles wide. Moments later, De Bruyne picks up a yellow card for cynically stopping a Wolves counter-attack. I’d say it was a blot on his performance, but Pep will probably regard that as a very good foul to concede as City were outnumbered. Grealish comes on for Foden, and gets a ‘warm’ welcome on his return to the West Midlands.

It’s not entirely his fault, but Grealish is everything that’s wrong with City, £100m, let’s give him ten minutes at 4-1. Haaland will cost more or less half as much and walk into the starting line up …

😳😳😳@michaelbutler18#WOLMCI

— VoiceOfTheMysterons (@Mysteron_Voice) May 11, 2022

Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling in action with Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Jose Sa,
Raheem Sterling is waiting at the back post as the ball makes it’s way past Wolverhampton Wanderers’ keeper Jose Sa … Photograph: Peter Cziborra/Action Images/Reuters
Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling in action with Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Jose Sa.
But the Manchester City forward doesn’t make contact. Photograph: Peter Cziborra/Action Images/Reuters

St Johnstone’s win over Aberdeen tonight means Dundee have been relegated from the Scottish Premiership.

Leeds’ Kalvin Phillips has come out to face the cameras:

It was very difficult. You can see from our performance that we were very tired from Arsenal. We dug deep. I don’t know whether it’s nerves. The pressure is on though, we know that. From inside the camp, we’re always trying to stay positive. But we played a world-class team tonight. All we can do it look forward to the Brighton game, and try and rest. The performances haven’t been good enough this season, but we’ve got to try and make the fans happy.

Wolves 1-4 Manchester City: Foden hits the post! De Bruyne turns provider this time. He always seems to choose the right option. Wolves defenders are drawn to the run of Bernardo Silva on the right, but De Bruyne goes left with Foden in acres of space. The Englishman is clean through, steadies himself, and finds the foot of the near post. The ball rebounds out, and Wolves clear. Foden really should have scored there. He had all the time in the world to find the right finish and got it wrong (by about an inch).

Full-time: Leicester 3-0 Norwich

An easy win for the Foxes in a dead rubber. James Maddison netted a lovely third goal for Leicester.

Full-time: Watford 0-0 Everton

This is how things stand at the bottom.

GOAL! Wolves 1-4 Manchester City (De Bruyne 60)

Stop it, Kevin. De Bruyne’s FOURTH goal of the night. He is single-handedly dragging City three points clear at the top. His least impressive goal of the night, picking up the scraps to sidefoot it home after Foden’s cross was botched by Boly.

Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City scores his fourth goal of the game.
Kevin De Bruyne shoots … Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images
Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City scores his fourth goal of the game.
And finds the net for a fourth time of the night. Photograph: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Watford 0-0 Everton: It’s been a pretty dull performance from Everton. The game is now into stoppage time. It’s a point gained for the Toffees but it’s pretty turgid stuff at Vicarage Road.

GOAL(S)! Juventus 2-1 Internazionale

Juve score two in two minutes to turn the Coppa Italia final around. Dusan Vlahovic scores the second, after Alex Sando had scored the equaliser for the Old Lady.

Oh my word, Juventus score twice in two minutes to turn the game around! 🔥🔥

Dusan Vlahović makes it 2-1 after a faint touch from Alvaro Morata had previously given the Bianconeri an equaliser ⚫⚪ pic.twitter.com/iYBFbWXcEZ

— Premier Sports (@PremierSportsTV) May 11, 2022

In other news, Manchester United Under-18s have won the FA Youth Cup, beating Nottingham Forest 3-1 at Old Trafford in front of 67,000!

A general view of play during the FA Youth Cup Final match between Manchester United and Nottingham Forest at Old Trafford.
Some of the 67,000 watching the action. Photograph: Naomi Baker/Getty Images
Manchester United players celebrate after winning the FA Youth Cup final match at Old Trafford.
Manchester United players celebrate their victory. Photograph: Richard Sellers/PA
Manchester United players celebrate after winning the FA Youth Cup final match at Old Trafford.
And pose with the FA Youth Cup trophy. Photograph: Richard Sellers/PA

Full-time: Leeds 0-3 Chelsea

Chelsea should have third place sewn up with that. For Leeds, it was a miserable evening. Two games to go and they look favourites to go down.

Ange Postecoglou speaks!

I’m lost for words. An enormous effort. Nobody gave us much of a chance at the start of the year. It’s massive. Fans had a tough year last year, not just because they didn’t win anything, but also because [of Covid]. Our football has been outstanding. I couldn’t been more proud of them. It was a bit nervy, that’s only natural. We got the job done.

Celtic captain Callum McGregor: “It means everything to me. The players and the manager have been absolutely first class.”

Celtic’s Callum McGregor and Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou celebrate.
Celtic’s Callum McGregor and Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou celebrate. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA

Here’s our match report from Tannadice:

CELTIC ARE CHAMPIONS! Full-time: Dundee United 1-1 Celtic

Ange Postecoglou’s side seal the title with the draw! After Rangers’ triumph last season, the Scottish title in back in the hands of the Hoops!

Celtic’s Kyogo Furuhashi and Liel Abada celebrate with teammates after winning the Scottish Premiership title.
Celtic’s Kyogo Furuhashi and Liel Abada celebrate with teammates after winning the Scottish Premiership title. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters
Celtic players celebrate their title triumph.
Celtic players celebrate their title triumph. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA
The Celtic players celebrate their title triumph in front of their fans.
And continue the celebrations in front of their fans. Photograph: Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus/REX/Shutterstock

Dundee United 1-1 Celtic: The visitors are just two minutes away from sealing the title, although they are living dangerously, as United flash an effort past the post!

GOAL! Leeds 0-3 Chelsea (Lukaku 83)

Lukaku has his goal that his performance has threatened, although he very nearly made a meal of the finish. Werner crosses low to the Belgian, who really should have finished first time but instead took a touch, or rather about five of them, on the six-yard box. Leeds defenders furiously throw themselves in front of Lukaku but the big No 9 takes his time before driving his shot into the roof of the net!

Romelu Lukaku fires home Chelsea’s third.
Romelu Lukaku fires home Chelsea’s third. Photograph: Robbie Jay Barratt/AMA/Getty Images
Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring their side’s third goal of the game with team-mates.
Lukaku celebrates with team-mates. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

“Ok KdB is quite good,” emails Tony Porter, “but when it comes to twofootedness he doesn’t get the prize until he takes corners with either foot like Santi Cazorla.”

Correct.

Leeds 0-2 Chelsea: Raphinha down, with a suspected injury. He’s clutching his hamstring. This night could not really get worse for Leeds. Dan James will be suspended for the rest of the season, and they can’t afford their best attacker to be sidelined. They need the Brazilian for the last two games, and it looks like he’s going to be OK, although it looks like Marsch is going to sub him off as a precaution. Yep, he’ll come off for Gelhardt. A penny for Raphinha’s thoughts. Rumours of a move to Barcelona continue to grow, and he’ll certainly be off if Leeds are indeed relegated.

Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch speaks to Raphinha as he is substituted.
Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch speaks to Raphinha as he is substituted. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

GOAL! Leicester 2-0 Norwich (Vardy 62)

That’s the 150th league goal of Vardy’s career. The 35-year-old has still got it. And by it, I mean bags of pace, as he races beyond Hanley and finishes nicely with his left foot. Harvey Barnes’s second assist of the night.

Jamie Vardy scores his, and the Foxes’, second goal.
Jamie Vardy scores his, and the Foxes’, second goal. Photograph: David Klein/Reuters
Jamie Vardy of Leicester City celebrates with Harvey Barnes after scoring his side’s second goal.
Vardy celebrates with Harvey Barnes. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/Shutterstock

Half-time: Wolves 1-3 Manchester City

This is how things stand at the top. An absolutely outrageous half of football from Kevin De Bruyne.

GOAL! Dundee United 1-1 Celtic (Levitt 72)

A sensational goal from Levitt, who lashes a swirling, dipping drive right into the corner from more than 25 yards out! Celtic are still on to confirm the title tonight, as they just need a draw, but things have got a bit more nervy now! Levitt has previous from range, by the way.

Celtic goalkeeper Joe Hart fails to save Dundee United’s Dylan Levitt stupendous shot.
Celtic goalkeeper Joe Hart is beaten by Dundee United’s Dylan Levitt stupendous shot. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA
Dylan Levitt of Dundee United celebrates with teammate Tony Watt after scoring their side’s equaliser.
Dylan Levitt (centre left) is congratulated by team-mate Tony Watt. Is Celtic’s grip on the trophy loosening? Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

GOAL! Leicester 1-0 Norwich (Vardy 54)

Leicester have the lead their dominance deserves. Vardy latches onto Barnes’ through ball and his deflected strike bobbles over Gunn.

Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy scores their first goal.
Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy shoots … Photograph: David Klein/Reuters
Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy scores their first goal past Norwich City’s keeper Angus Gunn.
And the home side have the lead. Photograph: David Klein/Reuters

Leicester 0-0 Norwich: The Foxes are dominant but can’t find the breakthrough. Norwich are holding firm. If only they could have shown this resilience earlier this season.

Watford 0-0 Everton: Great save from Foster! Everton are pressing for the opener, but Watford’s 39-year-old stopper flies to his left to keep out a deflected Richarlison effort.

Half-time: Juventus 0-1 Internazionale

Inter are halfway to winning the Coppa Italia final!

GOAL! Leeds 0-2 Chelsea (Pulisic 55)

Surely that is game over? Chelsea break down the right, James feeds Jorginho inside. The Italian slips it through to Mount, who flicks around the corner to Pulisic and the American has all the time in the world to pick his spot from the edge of the area. Meslier didn’t move! Pulisic’s compatriot, Marsch, looks a beaten man.

21 – No English player has been involved in more Premier League goals this season than @ChelseaFC‘s Mason Mount (11 goals, 10 assists). Blackjack. #LEECHE

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 11, 2022

Christian Pulisic fires home Chelsea’s second goal.
Christian Pulisic fires home Chelsea’s second goal. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images
Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic and fellow goalscorer Mason Mount (right) celebrate.
Pulisic and fellow goalscorer Mason Mount (right) celebrate. Photograph: Lee Smith/Action Images/Reuters

GOAL! Wolves 1-3 Manchester City (De Bruyne 24)

The geezer is absolutely ridiculous. It’s a goal out of absolutely nothing, and all of his own making. De Bruyne nicks the ball from Neves, drives into the space and unleashes a howitzer low into the bottom corner with his left foot, before dropping the Haaland celebration for good measure. Well, I guess that wins the weaker foot argument. That’s a 17-minute hat-trick from the Belgian, and his first since 2011 when playing for Genk.

Kevin De Bruyne scores Manchester City’s third goal and his hat-trick.
Kevin De Bruyne scores Manchester City’s third goal. Photograph: Peter Powell/Reuters
Kevin De Bruyne celebrates after scoring Manchester City’s third goal and his hat-trick.
De Bruyne celebrates his hat-trick. Photograph: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

@michaelbutler18 for the first few years after De Bruyne got to Man City, I used to think he was left footed. It’s only until a year or two ago I discovered he is right footed. That’s your answer right there

— Bryan Tisinger (@BryTyHokie) May 11, 2022

GOAL! Dundee United 0-1 Celtic (Giakoumakis 53)

Celtic will surely be crowned champions tonight, now! Giakoumakis breaks the deadlock, and now have a lead when all they need is a draw. Postecoglou stands stoically on the sidelines as the Celtic fans go mental in the away end.

Celtic's Georgios Giakoumakis heads home the opening goal.
Giorgos Giakoumakis heads home and Celtic surely have one hand on the Premiership trophy now. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters
Giorgos Giakoumakis of Celtic celebrates after opening the scoring.
Giorgos Giakoumakis celebrates. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images
Celtic fans in the stands celebrate after Georgios Giakoumakis gave the visiting side the lead.
As do the travelling Celtic fans. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA

Half-time: Watford 0-0 Everton

It’s not the result Frank Lampard will want, but with Leeds losing, could be another crucial point in their relegation battle.

Half-time: Leicester 0-0 Norwich.

It’s been a poor game at the King Power. Jamie Vardy has been quiet. His wife, however, has had quite the day.

Wolves 1-2 Manchester City: De Bruyne is running the show. It’s not just his two goals. This is a masterclass of a performance. The best midfielder in the world, for my money. Nobody in old gold can get near him.

GOAL! Wolves 1-2 Manchester City (De Bruyne 16)

City are ahead once more! De Bruyne again makes the difference. Wolves just can’t contain City’s No 17, who makes a break from deep, flicks the ball towards Sterling. The Englishman can’t reach the ball, which rebounds off an outrushing José Sá, and De Bruyne gobbled up the rebound: his strike deflecting into the top corner from around the penalty spot. City have their three-point lead again at the top of the table, if things finish like this.

Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne (left) scores his side’s second goal.
Kevin De Bruyne puts the visitors ahead for the second time of the night. Photograph: Rui Vieira/AP
Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne scores their second goal.
Here’s the view of the finish from the other end of the pitch. Photograph: Peter Powell/Reuters

Pedro Neto is a Champions League-caliber footballer and I will not hear otherwise. It’s great to see him in good form again after his injury.





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