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Football: Championship leaders Wolves secure promotion to Premier League

Sunday, 2018-04-15 08:01:25
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Wolves' Ruben Neves celebrates with Conor Coady and Benik Afobe after scoring their second goal. (Reuters)
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English Championship leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers secured promotion to the Premier League on Saturday without even playing. Wolves, who have 92 points from 42 games, require a further four points from their final four games to win the title but have already done enough to gain promotion.

* Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sane and David Silva lead a six-strong cast that also includes the prolific Mohamed Salah and Harry Kane for the 2017-18 Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year award. Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is the other nominee.

* Memphis Depay grabbed a goal and an assist as Lyon secured a fifth straight Ligue 1 win by beating Amiens 3-0 on Saturday (April 14) to continue their push for a place in next season's Champions League. The victory moved Lyon three points clear of fourth-placed Marseille.

* Sandro Wagner netted twice as treble-chasing Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich ran riot in a 5-1 win at home to Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday (April 14). After securing a sixth straight German league title last weekend and booking a Champions League semi-final place in midweek, this was another dominant display from Bayern, who have a German Cup semi-final at Leverkusen on Tuesday.

* Singapore para-athlete Mohammad Khairi Ishak has been slapped with a four-year ban from all sporting competition after failing a dope test. The 28-year-old had on Mar 12 tested positive for methandienone, a steroid under the World Anti-Doping Agency’s 2018 Prohibited List, leading to his withdrawal from the Commonwealth Games in Australia even before his competition began.

* Chelsea's kept their slim hopes of playing Champions League football next season alive as Olivier Giroud came off the bench to inspire an eight-minute turnaround from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Southampton on Saturday (April 14).

* Mohamed Salah scored his 30th Premier League goal of the season as Liverpool eased past Bournemouth 3-0 to close in on a top-four finish on Saturday (April 14).

Reuters, CNA