VAR will make its Premier League debut when Liverpool host Norwich City at Anfield to kick off the new season on Friday night and it is fair to say there are still plenty in England who question the impact of technology on the game.
Derby and Aston Villa meet on Monday in the League Championship playoff final as they look to secure promotion to the Premier League. On the line is at least 170 million pounds, making it the most lucrative one-off match in world soccer.
Nuno Espirito Santo has been nominated for the Premier League's manager of the season award alongside Manchester City's Pep Guardiola, Liverpool's Juergen Klopp and Tottenham Hotspur's Mauricio Pochettino.
Three operators of a pirate streaming organisation which provided illegal access to Premier League soccer games to more than 1,000 pubs, clubs and homes in England and Wales over the last decade have been jailed for a total of 17 years.
Jurgen Klopp looked frustrated and irritated throughout the game as his team struggled to find the attacking verve, which has been the basis of their success this season, against a United side that was forced to make all three changes in the first-half.