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GOAL! Blackburn 0-2 Bournemouth (Billing 70)

It looks like Bournemouth will maintain their three-point lead over Forest going into that mighty game on Tuesday; Philip Billing has got their second goal at Ewood Park.

GOAL! Wolves 0-2 Brighton (Trossard 70)

Brighton have been much the better team at Molineux, and now the scoreline reflects their dominance. Leandro Trossard, who got that stylish winner at Spurs recently, had scored another cracking goal.

Watford 1-0 Burnley It sounds like Burnley are well on top now, but Roy Hodgson teams are usually pretty good at protecting 1-0 leads. There are just over 20 minutes remaining.

Wolves 0-1 Brighton I think I’m right in saying that Brighton have never finished higher than 13th in the top flight. As things stand they are ninth, and if they hadn’t missed 521 penalties they’d be challenging for the title.

Here’s the Premier League table as things stand

GOAL! Southampton 1-1 Crystal Palace (Eze 60)

Palace are level in the mid-table, where-are-you-holiday-this-summer clash at St Mary’s. But this game isn’t entirely meaningless, because the goal has been scored by Eberechi Eze; it’s his first since his long injury layoff at the start of the season.

GOAL! Nottingham Forest 3-1 Swansea (Surridge 52)

Bang bang! Sam Surridge gets his second goal in the space of five minutes to give Forest some breathing space. It sounds like a beauty, curled nonchalantly into the far corner. This is the Championship table as things stand, and don’t forget that Bournemouth play Forest on Tuesday in a potential humdinger.

GOAL! Nottm Forest 2-1 Swansea (Surridge 48)

Forest lead Swansea for the second time at the City Ground. Sam Surridge – once of Swansea, not to mention Bournemouth – had headed them back in front.

And here’s Jonathan Wilson’s color piece from St. James’ Park

This one kicks off at 5pm BST. Barcelona lead 5-1 from the first leg, so Wolfsburg need a

minor
miracle.

Half time: Real Madrid 2-0 Espanyol It’s easy to forget that Real haven’t won the league that often in modern time – this will be only their fourth title in the last 14 seasons.

Watford 1-0 Burnley After a poor first-half performance, Burnley have made a fast start to the second. The Watford keeper Ben Foster has just made a fine save from Aaaron Lennon, it says here.

GOAL! Real Madrid 2-0 Espanyol (Rodrygo 43)

A second goal for Madrid, a second goal for Rodrygo, and the ghost of Raul Tamudo is very quiet today.

Peep peep! It’s half time in our featured games, Real Madrid excepted, and here are the latest scores.

Premier League

  • Aston Villa 1-0 Norwich
  • Southampton 1-0 Crystal Palace
  • Watford 1-0 Burnley
  • Wolves 0-1 Brighton

Championship

  • Blackburn 0-1 Bournemouth
  • Coventry 0-1 Huddersfield
  • Nottingham Forest 1-1 Swansea

La Liga

  • Real Madrid 1-0 Espanyol (3.15pm)

GOAL! Real Madrid 1-0 Espanyol (Rodrygo 34)

In the 34th minute, Rodrygo moves Real Madrid to the brink of their 35th league title. They only need a draw today to win the league with four games to space.

Rodrygo scores. Photograph: Ángel Martinez/Getty Images

“Hey Rob,” says Rick Harris. “I know those PL games are dull, but howzabout a mention for the demolition job my team Bristol City are doing on Hull at Ashton Gate – 3-0 and cruising!”

While I would love to cover all 579,148 football games currently taking place on planet earth this afternoon, we have to draw the line somewhere. But you can follow all those games with our live scores page.

GOAL! Coventry 0-1 Huddersfield (Toffolo 45)

Bournemouth this, Forest that… Huddersfield are still in contention for automatic promotion as well, and Harry Toffolo has just put them ahead away to Coventry.

GOAL! Wolves 0-1 Brighton (Mac Allister 42 pen)

Alexis Mac Allister missed a penalty earlier in the game – but he’s scored this time! He went to the same side and, though Jose Sa got a hand on it, it was struck well enough to go through him and into the net.

GOAL! Aston Villa 1-0 Norwich (Watkins 41)

Ollie Watkins gives the home side the lead against the run of play at Villa Park.

Watkins shoots and scores for Villa
Watkins shoots and scores for Villa Photograph: Lindsey Parnaby/AFP/Getty Images

The latest scores in our featured games

Premier League

  • Aston Villa 0-0 Norwich
  • Southampton 1-0 Crystal Palace
  • Watford 1-0 Burnley
  • Wolves 0-0 Brighton

Championship

  • Blackburn 0-1 Bournemouth
  • Coventry 0-0 Huddersfield
  • Nottingham Forest 1-1 Swansea

La Liga

  • Real Madrid 0-0 Espanyol (3.15pm)

Here’s more on the death of Mino Raiola. This time it has been confirmed by his family.

Watford 1-0 Burnley

Burnley were also awarded a penalty, though the decision was overturned by your friends and mine in Stockley Park.

After consulting the VAR, a decision to award a penalty to Burnley foul on Dwight McNeil has been overturned and a free-kick to Burnley will take place

Watford 1-0 Burnley (29 mins)#WATBUR

— Premier League (@premierleague) April 30, 2022

MISSED PENALTY! Wolves 0-0 Brighton

Brighton have missed another penalty. This time it was Alexis Mac Allister, who hit the post after a handball from Romain Saiss.

“That ’83/’84 page – Notts County playing Nottingham Forest and Leicester City in the top division,” swoons Bill Hargreaves. “Money’s ruined the game, I say.”

That was the season when County were involved in one of the stranger incidents in top-flight football. You’re booked, and you, and you, and you.

GOAL! Nottingham Forest 1-1 Swansea (Obafemi 28)

That didn’t take long: the in-form Irish striker Michael Obafemi has equalized for Swansea.

GOAL! Nottingham Forest 1-0 Swansea (Christie 22 og)

Forest have seen Bournemouth’s goal and matched it. It came in strange circumstances: originally Cyrus Christie was sent off for handball, with a penalty awarded for Forest, but it turned out he handled the ball after it had crossed the line. That meant the goal was given and Christie stayed on the pitch.

Breaking news: Mino Raiola dies aged 54

Some very sad news from Italy: the famous agent Mino Raiola has died at the age of just 54. We’ll have more on that story I’m sure.

Mino Raiola has died aged 54.
Mino Raiola has died aged 54. Photograph: Olycom Spa/REX/Shutterstock

GOAL! Blackburn 0-1 Bournemouth (Solanke 21)

An important goal in the race for automatic promotion to the Premier League. Dominic Solanke has put Bournemouth ahead with his 30th goal of an outstanding season.

Watford 1-0 Burnley Kucka’s shot is deflected over by Tarkowski, and then Joao Pedro slaps a volley over from 17 yards. Watford are well on top.

The latest scores in our featured games

Premier League

  • Aston Villa 0-0 Norwich
  • Southampton 1-0 Crystal Palace
  • Watford 1-0 Burnley
  • Wolves 0-0 Brighton

Championship

  • Blackburn 0-0 Bournemouth
  • Coventry 0-0 Huddersfield
  • Nottingham Forest 0-0 Swansea

La Liga

  • Real Madrid 0-0 Espanyol (3.15pm)

Watford 1-0 Burnley

It sounds like Burnley haven’t got going at all. This is such an important day for them – but also for Watford, who will give themselves an outside chance of a great escape if they win today. Their run-in is not the worst, especially as it includes Everton at home.

Southampton 1-0 Crystal Palace

As things stand, Southampton are ninth in the table. Not quite 1983-84, but still a phenomenal effort from a team who lost Danny Ings, Ryan Bertrand and Jannik Vestergaard in the summer.

GOAL! Southampton 1-0 Crystal Palace (Romeu 9)

It’s here!

Romeu scores for Southampton.
Romeu scores for Southampton. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

GOAL! Watford 1-0 Burnley (Tarkowski og 8)

A great start for Everton! And even for Watford! Juraj Kucka’s shot hit the bar, bounced off James Tarkowski and dribbled into the net. There was nothing Tarkowski could do about that.

Kucka celebrates an own goal scored by Tarkowski.
Kucka celebrates an own goal scored by Tarkowski. Photograph: John Walton/PA

Watford 0-0 Burnley

If he was in your FPL team, I feel your pain.

🔁 There has been a late change for the Clarets, as Jay Rodriguez is replaced in the starting line-up by Matej Vydra#WATBUR | #UTC

— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) April 30, 2022

Here’s that Sky Sports tribute to Chris Kamara, a loving gesture of comic beauty. It’s the end of a joyful era.

Newcastle 0-1 Liverpool

Here’s Louise Taylor’s report on Liverpool’s impressive, efficient victory at St James’ Park.

On Sky Sports, Jeff Stelling has just announced that, after 24 years, Chris Kamara will leave Soccer Saturday at the end of the season. The farewell montage – soundtracked, naturally, by EMF – is magnificent. I’ll post it here as soon as it appears on YouTube or Twotter.

The big Premier League game is at Vicarage Road, where Watford play Burnley. A win for Burnley would move them five points clear of Everton, having played two games more, and significantly increase the chances of the most shocking English top-flight relegation since Spurs in 1976-77.

League One 2021-22: summary

Promoted Wigan (Champions), Rotherham.

Playoffs Wycombe v MK Dons, Sunderland v Sheffield Wednesday.

Relegated Gillingham, Doncaster, AFC Wimbledon, Crewe Alexandra.

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