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Trending: Crowd incident mars Everton game; Giroud hits stunning winner

Friday's latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC's What's Trending ...

EVERTONA 2-1 loss to Lyon at Goodison Park saw an ugly incident involving both teams and Everton could face punishment from UEFA after a fan holding a child appeared to aim a punch at a visiting player.

- WATCH: The Toffees have been woeful of late and it's hard not to wonder if this isn't the beginning of the end for Ronald Koeman.

ARSENAL: Arsene Wenger insists Jack Wilshere will soon get a chance to impress in the Premier League after he spearheaded another Europa League victory as Arsenal won 1-0 at Red Star Belgrade.

- And following the match, Olivier Giroud said Arsenal "owe" their Europa League victory to goalkeeper Petr Cech more than his own spectacular goal that won the match for the Gunners.

MAN CITY: Kevin De Bruyne has told ESPN FC the Premier League title race is heading for a showdown between Manchester City and Manchester United.

MAN UNITED Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says he thought the Class of '92 were "off their heads" when they bought Salford City.

- Manchester United have signed a memorandum of understanding with the General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia to help develop football industry in the country.

- Nemanja Matic has said that although Jose Mourinho is not always easy and can be very demanding, the United boss is the best he has worked with.

- United are hoping to prise teenager Umaro Embalo away from Benfica, sources have told ESPN FC.

PSGStar striker Neymar has vowed to support "golden boy" Kylian Mbappe in the same ways Lionel Messi helped him during his time at Barcelona.

- However, the Brazil international has been fined 3.8 million Brazilian reales ($1.19m) by an appeals court in his native country for acting in "bad faith" regarding his attempts to delay a tax evasion case.

BARCELONAErnesto Valverde's team are still atop ESPN FC's weekly power rankings after an easy 3-0 win against Olympiakos in the Champions League. 

CHELSEA: Eden Hazard has said he believes Chelsea are capable of winning the Premier League title despite their recent poor form.

AC MILAN: AC Milan manager Vincenzo Montella has appealed to the club's fans for support after a 0-0 Europa League draw against AEK Athens on Thursday.

TOTTENHAM: Hugo Lloris has said his decision to stay at Tottenham Hotspur has been justified by the club's progress under manager Mauricio Pochettino.

- Harry Kane said he had swapped shirts with "role model" Cristiano Ronaldo after the 1-1 Champions League draw at Real Madrid on Tuesday.

BAYERN MUNICHArjen Robben said he was "proud" to have made his 100th Champions League appearance but was more interested in winning another trophy.

ATLETICO MADRIDSid Lowe joins FC TV to talk about Atleti's troubling 0-0 draw against Qarabag in the Champions League and answer the question: "What's wrong with Atletico Madrid?" WATCH.

PREMIER LEAGUE: The Premier League has abandoned plans to schedule Arsenal's clash with Liverpool for Christmas Eve after a backlash from supporters.

UNITED STATES: The decision on who will manage the U.S. men's national team for next month's friendly against Portugal will be made some time this weekend, multiple sources have told ESPN FC.

- Alex Morgan scored in a fourth straight game, Julie Ertz scored for the fourth time in five games and the United States women's national soccer team beat South Korea 3-1 on Thursday night.

MLS: Columbus Crew SC will not give refunds to season-ticket holders for what might be the team's last season in Ohio before a possible move to Austin, Texas.

- New York City FC could play more than one match at Citi Field as the New York Yankees continue their playoff run.

LEICESTER CITY: Caretaker boss Michael Appleton thinks the Leicester owners could face questions from the players over the sacking of Craig Shakespeare.

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