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MATCH! 4 May 2021

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If you’ve got a football-mad kid, then you need to get them a digital subscription to MATCH Magazine! Packed full of the latest Premier League news, interviews with the games biggest stars, and more stats and facts than you can shake a stick at, each issue brings young fans closer to the teams they love! For your budding future stars, MATCH Magazine also has detailed tips and guides to help them hone their talents and show off their footballing skills. There’s also quizzes and jokes in every issue to keep them entertained and all the scores from the Premier and Football Leagues.

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Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Kelsey Publishing Group
Frequency:
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in this issue

1 min.
the championship final day!

EPIC TITLE RACE! After 30 games in 2020-21, just four points separated Norwich in top spot and Brentford in third, with second-placed Swansea and fourth-placed Watford also in a real race for the Champo title! It all changed in February, though – The Canaries went on an epic 13-game unbeaten run and just had The Hornets chasing them! PROMOTION HOPEFULS! The Championship play-offs are always jam-packed with tense, action-packed drama! Brentford, Bourne mouth, Swansea and Barnsley will all battle it out for the final promotion spot, and it’s really tough to predict a favourite. Barely anything separates them in the table, so it’s gonna be tight! GOLDEN BOOT BATTLE! Former Peterborough striker Ivan Toney is in line to win back-to-back Golden Boots after finishing as League One’s top goalscorer last season, unless Canaries goal king…

2 min.
welcome to the prem!

FACTPACK! Nickname: The Canaries Founded: 1902 Ground: Carrow Road Capacity: 27,359 Last season in the top flight: 2019-20 WONDERKID MAX AARONS One player who’s likely to receive some tempting offers in the summer is 21-year-old defender Aarons! The rapid right-back was apparently wanted by Barcelona before they landed Sergino Dest, while Bayern Munich were another of Europe’s giants to supposedly show an interest last year! STAR MAN EMILIANO BUENDIA The Argentina ace was directly involved in 30 goals in his first 37 league games of 2020-21 and was top of the Champo assists charts! He’s the only player in the league to create more than 100 chances for his team-mates this season and will attract loads of attention again this summer from some top Prem clubs! GAFFER DANIEL FARKE Even when Norwich got relegated last season, the Canaries chiefs stood by…

2 min.
champions league breakout stars!

CURTIS JONES Liverpool The 20-year-old midfielder made his Champo League debut in the group stage against Ajax last October, and then scored his first-ever CL goal against the same side less than two months later! He became the third-youngest scorer for The Reds in the tourno and also managed two assists in his first campaign! JAMAL MUSIALA Bayern Munich Not many people knew about Musiala before this season! The ex-England youth international and former Chelsea academy product made his CL debut for Bayern in November and then became the youngest-ever German player to score in the competition against Lazio in February at just 17 years old! EDOUARD MENDY Chelsea The 29-year-old shot-stopper isn’t a wonderkid emerging on the scene, but the 2020-21 campaign is still his first in the Champo League! He kept seven clean sheets in his…

2 min.
wicked wood!

HOW HE WON IT! MATCH scouts picked out the Prem’s four best players from last month and asked our fans on social media to vote for the best! You picked Clarets goal grabber Wood over Jesse Lingard, Mason Greenwood and Kelechi Iheanacho! MEGA MOMENTS! Here’s why Wood was chosen as MATCH’s monthly winner! TOUGHLUCK! SOUTHAMPTON3-2 BURNLEY APRIL4 The New Zealand net-buste rreally didn't deserve to be on the losing side against Southampton! He fired home a penalty within 12 minutes – the 100th penalty of the 2020-21 season – and then used his strength and aerial ability to set up his strike partner Matej Vydra for the second. The Clarets’ defence just caved in! ACE ASSIST! BURNLEY 1-2 NEWCASTLE APRIL 11 Wood and Vydra teamed up once more against The Magpies to give Burnley the lead, but this time Wood showed…

1 min.
win prizes!

GERMAN GROUNDS SCRATCHMAP! Bundesliga fans, listen up! We have a Maps International Scratch Off German Football Grounds Print to give away to one lucky MATCH reader! For more information, just visit mapsinternational.co.uk and follow them on social media @mapsinter THE GOAL HANGER PRINT! After Callum Robinson’s goal was voted MATCH’s April GOTM, we’ve got a wicked print from footy designer The Goal Hanger up for grabs! Visit thegoalhanger.co.uk for more jaw-dropping designs and follow @The_Goal_Hanger on social media HOW TO ENTER! WWW.MATCHFOOTBALL.CO.UK Then click ‘WIN’ in the navigation bar on the MATCH website. Full T&Cs are available online.…

3 min.
top 50 stars!

Paul Mullin Cambridge FACT FILE! POSITION… Striker AGE… 26 VALUE… £100,000 FORMER CLUBS… Huddersfield, Vauxhall Motors, Morecambe, Swindon & Tranmere TOP SKILL… Scoring goals for fun! BOOTS… Nike Mercurial Vapor DID YOU KNOW? Mullin broke the club’s record for the most goals scored in a single season back in March! Harvey Elllott Blackburn FACT FILE! POSITION… Winger AGE… 18 VALUE… £15 million FORMER CLUBS… Fulham TOP SKILL… Beating defenders for fun! BOOTS… New Balance Furon DID YOU KNOW? He’s only made two appearances in the Premier League for Liverpool! Jonson Clarke-Harris Peterborough FACT FILE! POSITION… Striker AGE… 26 VALUE… £225,000 FORMER CLUBS… Coventry, Southend, Bury, Oldham, Rotherham, MK Dons, Doncaster & Bristol Rovers TOP SKILL… Staying ice-cool in front of goal! BOOTS… Nike Phantom Venom DID YOU KNOW? He’d never scored over 20 goals in a single campaign before this season! Max Aarons Norwich FACT FILE! POSITION… Right-back AGE… 21 VALUE… £18 million FORMER CLUBS… Luton TOP SKILL… Getting up and down the wing with his electric pace! BOOTS… adidas…