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ICYMI: Marseille vs Lyon abandoned; Grosso sustains head injuries in bus incident

The Ligue 1 fixture between Marseille and Lyon was abandoned just before kick-off after the latter side’s team bus sustained damage pre-match, causing injuries to their head coach Fabian Grosso and assistant Raffaele Longo.

Lyon confirmed in a club statement that, as well as the team bus, six vehicles carrying supporters had also been targeted. The club said “several reinforced windows were shattered by heavy projectiles of unknown origin”, which caused “serious” facial injuries to Grosso and Longo.

Amelie Oudea-Castera, France’s sports minister, confirmed later on Sunday that seven people had been arrested in connection with the bus incident.

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Marseille vs Lyon abandoned after away side’s buses attacked; Fabio Grosso sustains head injuries and fans targeted

ICYMI: Pearson sacked by Bristol City

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Bristol City have sacked manager Nigel Pearson.

Pearson leaves the club after a 2-0 defeat by Cardiff on Saturday, which left the side 15th in the Championship table.

Assistant manager Curtis Fleming will take on the role of interim head coach, supported by Ali Hines and Kalifa Cisse as the club seek a new leader.

Pearson took charge on a short-term deal in February 2021, before signing a three-year contract when his role was made permanent two months later.

ICYMI: Liverpool supporting Diaz amid family incident

Liverpool are supporting Luis Diaz after what they have described as an “ongoing situation” involving the player’s family.

The Associated Press news agency reported that the parents of Colombia and Liverpool forward Diaz were kidnapped on Saturday.

Colombia president Gustavo Petro said on X, formerly known as Twitter: “In an operation in Barrancas, Luis Diaz’s mother has been rescued, we continue the search for the father.”


Liverpool supporting Luis Diaz over ‘ongoing family situation’; Klopp, Jota: ‘We’re with him’

ICYMI: Former Newcastle owner Ashley in talks to buy Reading

Former Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley is in talks to buy troubled League One club Reading.

Ashley, whose tumultuous reign on Tyneside ended in 2021, has held discussions about a potential deal to buy out current owner Yongge Dai.

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Former Newcastle owner Mike Ashley in talks to buy Reading

ICYMI: Villa legend Aitken dies aged 81

Aston Villa legend Charlie Aitken has died at the age of 81.

Aitken is the West Midlands club’s all-time record appearance-maker, having played 660 times for them — 657 of which were from the start.

The former left-back played for Villa from 1959 to 1976, before embarking on a one-year spell with the New York Cosmos.


Aston Villa’s record appearance-holder Charlie Aitken dies aged 81

Yesterday’s Premier League results

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There were five Premier League games yesterday, here’s how they played out:

  • West Ham 0-1 Everton
  • Brighton 1-1 Fulham
  • Aston Villa 3-1 Luton
  • Liverpool 3-0 Nottingham Forest
  • Man Utd 0-3 Man City

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Stay tuned as we bring you all the latest news and reaction from the Premier League and around Europe, as well as build-up to the Ballon d’Or awards later today and the Carabao Cup games later this week.

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