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Every Premier League club's star player from the weekend, according to WhoScored.com stats

Every Premier League club's star player from the weekend, according to WhoScored.com stats

Sports
Monday, April 16, 2018Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions for the 2017/18 season on Sunday.City have been far and away the best team in the top-flight this term and their title triumph was sealed with five games to spare thanks to Manchester United's shock defeat at home to West Brom.At the other end of the table, there were crucial wins for Crystal Palace and Huddersfield, while Southampton threw away a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 at home to Chelsea, leaving Mark Hughes' side with a mountain to climb in their bid to beat relegation.But who were the best performers over the weekend?Click the right arrow, above, to see every club's best performing player from their weekend fixture, based on their WhoScored.com statistical rating...Players must have been on the pitch for 60 m...
Liverpool cruises past Bournemouth 3-0 in Premier League scuffle

Liverpool cruises past Bournemouth 3-0 in Premier League scuffle

Sports
April 14 (UPI) -- Liverpool beat Bournemouth 3-0 in a Premier League clash Saturday at Anfield in Liverpool, England.The Reds drew first blood in the seventh minute. Midfielder Jordan Henderson lofted a pass into the box, finding Sadio Mane on a header. Mane's attempt was blocked by Bournemouth keeper Asmir Begovic.The deflection came back out to Mane, who finished with his right foot.The Reds took the 1-0 edge into halftime. Mohamed Salah then doubled the lead in the 69th minute.[embedded content]Salah received a very long pass from defender Trent Alexander-Arnold on the play. The ball carried about 30 yards before nearing the Liverpool star. Salah headed the ball with his back to the goal. The shot looped over Begovic for a two-goal lead.[embedded content]The score also gave Salah 40 in ...
Premier League considers new anti-terror barriers

Premier League considers new anti-terror barriers

Technology
A number of Premier League clubs will meet this week to discuss whether to introduce a "revolutionary" new anti-terror barrier at their grounds.Burnley and Manchester United are already using the portable barriers, which security experts have described as a "leap forward" in protection against vehicle-borne attacks.The system is designed by a UK company, after the Government challenged the security sector to come up with a barrier concept which could be easily deployed and quickly dismantled.Sky News was granted exclusive access to Burnley's Turf Moor stadium to see the new Surface Guard system in action.A team of around a dozen security contractors were able to erect two barriers on the main access road to the stadium within half an hour.The barrier sections are linked together, spanning ...
Premier League raises less from TV rights auction

Premier League raises less from TV rights auction

Business
The Premier League has seen a decline in the money raised from the sale of rights to broadcast matches in the UK.In total BT and Sky bid £4.4bn to screen the lion's share of 200 games for each season between 2019-2022.That amount falls short of the £5.1bn the Premier League netted in 2015.Two packages to show 20 midweek matches are still to be sold, but experts say it is unlikely they will raise enough to top the previous rights deal."I don't think that those two packages by themselves are going to bridge the gap between what the domestic rights were sold for last time and what they're going for this time," said Dan Jones, head of the sports business group at the accountancy firm Deloitte.In 2012, BT and Sky paid £3bn for the rights to show matches between 2013 and 2015, up from £1.77bn in
Sky and BT agree new £4.46bn Premier League deal

Sky and BT agree new £4.46bn Premier League deal

Business
Sky Sports and BT have agreed to pay £4.464bn to show 160 Premier League games a season from 2019/20 until 2021/22.The broadcasters are splashing out less than last time, when they paid a total of £5.136bn for 168 games.Sky, the owner of Sky News, will pay £3.6bn to show 128 matches per season, two more than under the last deal, while BT will screen 32 games, down from 42 in the previous arrangement - paying £885m.Under the latest expanded deal, which in total offers 200 games for broadcast, there are still two packages of 20 fixtures a season each on the table - and "interest from multiple bidders", according to the Premier League.On average, the price per game under the newly agreed deal is about £9.3m - less than the average £10.2m last time, though each of the seven "packages" of right