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February 17, 2020
Liverpool Edge Past Norwich, Open Up 25-Point Premier League Lead

Jurgen Klopp described his team’s 25-point lead at the top of the Premier League as “insane” after Sadio Mane struck to give Liverpool a 1-0 win at storm-hit Norwich on Saturday. The champions-elect were short of their fluent best in blustery conditions caused by Storm Dennis at Carrow Road but returned immediately to winning ways…

February 15, 2020
“I Try To Keep The Ball Rolling”: Pele Says He Is “Doing Fine”

Brazilian football legend Pele sought to reassure fans on Thursday that he was doing fine, after his son alluded to depression and said the ageing star now barely leaves home. “Thanks for your prayers and your worry. I am doing fine. I will be 80 this year,” Pele, considered by many to be the greatest…

February 14, 2020
Cristiano Ronaldo Penalty Snatches Juventus First-Leg Draw At AC Milan

Cristiano Ronaldo’s injury-time penalty grabbed Juventus a 1-1 draw at AC Milan in their Italian Cup semi-final, first leg on Thursday as his incredible scoring run continued. The 35-year-old has now scored 12 goals in his last eight games in all competitions after the Portuguese ultimately got the better of old rival Zlatan Ibrahimovic despite…

February 13, 2020
FIFA Offers Help To Players With Unpaid Wages

World football administrators on Tuesday unveiled plans to help players left in difficulty by clubs who fail to pay their wages. Several recent reports have highlighted the gravity of the problem caused by clubs failing to pay their players, notably after shutting down. The $16 million (14.6 million euro) fund agreed by players union FIFPRO…

February 12, 2020
Ousmane Dembele To Miss Euro 2020 After Hamstring Surgery

Ousmane Dembele will miss Euro 2020 after Barcelona announced on Tuesday the France international will be out for around six months following surgery on his right hamstring. Dembele’s absence also means he will be sidelined for the rest of this season for Barca, who will be without another attacker after losing Luis Suarez to a…

February 10, 2020
Inter Milan Storm Back From 2 Goals Down To Win Milan Derby, Move Top Of Serie A

Inter Milan moved top of Serie A on Sunday after storming back from two goals down to snatch a 4-2 win over AC Milan in a pulsating derby at the San Siro. Inter Milan pull level on 54 points with Juventus, who lost 1-2 at Hellas Verona on Saturday, but are ahead of the champions…

February 8, 2020
Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal Play To Record Crowd In Cape Town

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal attracted what organisers said was a world record crowd for a tennis match when they played an exhibition event in the Cape Town Stadium on Friday. The organisers said an audited attendance of 51,954 beat the 42,517 who watched Roger Federer play Alexander Zverev of Germany in Mexico City last…

February 7, 2020
Real Madrid And Barcelona Dumped Out Of Copa del Rey

Barcelona and Real Madrid both crashed out of the Copa del Rey on Thursday night as Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad pulled off a shock Basque double to reach the semi-finals. Barca were beaten 1-0 by Bilbao at San Mames, where Inaki Williams headed in a dramatic 93rd-minute winner, after La Real had seen off…

February 6, 2020
Jose Mourinho Admits “Best Team Lost” As Son Heung-Min Sends Tottenham Into FA Cup 5th Round

Jose Mourinho admitted Tottenham got lucky after Son Heung-min’s late penalty secured a dramatic 3-2 win against Southampton in Wednesday’s FA Cup fourth-round replay. Mourinho’s side were 12 minutes away from being knocked out after squandering the first-half lead given to them by Jack Stephens’ own goal. Shane Long and Danny Ings scored as Southampton…

February 5, 2020
Liverpool Youngsters Beat Shrewsbury To Reach FA Cup Fifth Round

Liverpool’s youngest ever team proved coach Jurgen Klopp was right to rest his stars as they reached the FA Cup fifth round with a 1-0 win against third-tier Shrewsbury on Tuesday. Klopp and his entire first team were all absent for the fourth round replay at Anfield as part of the club’s winter break. The…

February 4, 2020
Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur Down Manchester City To Climb To Fifth In Table

Steven Bergwijn’s debut goal helped Tottenham to a remarkable 2-0 win over 10-man Manchester City on Sunday to breathe new life into their challenge for a top-four finish in the Premier League. Jose Mourinho’s men had been completely outplayed for the first hour, but were kept in the game by City’s profligacy and Hugo Lloris’s…

February 3, 2020
La Liga: Ansu Fati, Lionel Messi Connection Helps Barcelona Beat Levante

Ansu Fati became the youngest player ever to score a brace in La Liga on Sunday by capitalising on two brilliant Lionel Messi assists to give Barcelona a 2-1 victory over Levante. Fati, at 17 years and 94 days old, broke the previous record held by Juanmi Jimenez, who scored twice for Malaga against Real…

February 1, 2020
Odion Ighalo Makes Shock Move To Manchester United, Frank Lampard Left Frustrated

Manchester United’s late swoop for Nigerian international striker Odion Ighalo was the most striking move of a quiet transfer deadline day for Premier League clubs on Friday. Manchester United looked set to miss out on cover for the injured Marcus Rashford when interest in Josh King was rebuffed by Bournemouth, but Ighalo, 30, will join…

January 31, 2020
Barcelona Pummel Leganes To March Into Copa Del Rey Quarterfinals

Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona hammered Leganes 5-0 on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey and deliver a much-needed boost for new coach Quique Setien. Messi’s double, as well as goals from Antoine Griezmann, Clement Lenglet and Arthur Melo rounded off an emphatic win at Camp Nou, where Barca…

January 31, 2020
Premier League: Liverpool Out Of Sight As Top-Four Scrap Takes Center Stage

Liverpool can equal Manchester City’s record of 20 consecutive home Premier League wins on a weekend that pits six top-four contenders against each other in the scramble for Champions League spots. Manchester United finally got the Bruno Fernandes signing over the line this week and long-suffering fans will be desperately hoping he can be the…

January 30, 2020
Premier League: Liverpool Sink West Ham To Go 19 Points Clear

Liverpool moved an incredible 19 points clear at the top of the Premier League as Mohamed Salah and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain secured a 2-0 win at West Ham on Wednesday. Jurgen Klopp’s side have turned the title race into a procession and the runaway leaders saw off struggling West Ham to make it a remarkable 23…

Aston Villa Reach League Cup Final
January 29, 2020
Trezeguet Sparks Wild Celebrations As Aston Villa Reach League Cup Final

Trezeguet struck deep into stoppage time to send Aston Villa into their first League Cup final for a decade with a 2-1 win over Leicester on Tuesday to progress 3-2 on aggregate. Matt Targett’s early opener put Villa in front, but Leicester enjoyed the majority of the chances and finally found a way past Orjan…

January 28, 2020
FA Cup: Youngsters Shine As Arsenal Beat Bournemouth To Reach 5th Round

Mikel Arteta hailed Arsenal’s “hungry” youngsters after Bukayo Saka and Eddie Nketiah fired their side into the FA Cup fifth round with a 2-1 win against Bournemouth on Monday. Arteta turned to youth at Dean Court and Saka, Nketiah and Joe Willock repaid the Arsenal manager’s faith with influential displays that secured a trip to…

January 27, 2020
FA Cup: League One Shrewsbury Earn FA Cup Replay With Liverpool After 2-2 Draw

Liverpool let a 2-0 lead slip as League One Shrewsbury earned a FA Cup fourth round replay at Anfield thanks to a 2-2 draw, whilst Manchester United and Manchester City cruised into the fifth round on Sunday. Jurgen Klopp showed his focus is very much on a first Premier League title for 30 years as…

January 27, 2020
FA Cup: Gabriel Jesus Brace Helps Manchester City Thrash 10-Man Fulham 4-0

Holders Manchester City cruised into the FA Cup fifth round with a 4-0 thrashing of 10-man Fulham at the Etihad on Sunday. Tim Ream’s sixth-minute red card gave the Championship side a mountain to climb after he hauled down Gabriel Jesus inside the box. Ilkay Gundogan converted the resulting penalty before Bernardo Silva’s smart turn…

January 25, 2020
Erling Braut Haaland’s Fairytale Start Continues As Borussia Dortmund Rout Cologne

Teenager Erling Braut Haaland scored twice more off the bench on Friday as Borussia Dortmund moved up to third in the Bundesliga with a 5-1 thumping of Cologne. Having claimed a hat-trick as a replacement on his Dortmund debut last Saturday to inspire a 5-3 win away at Augsburg, Haaland, 19, again showed clinical finishing….

January 24, 2020
Premier League: Roberto Firmino “Worldie” Secures Another Late Liverpool Win At Wolves

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hailed another moment of magic from Roberto Firmino as the Brazilian’s late winner opened up a 16-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a 2-1 victory at Wolves on Thursday. The European champions’ now 14-game winning streak in the league seemed set to end as Raul Jimenez cancelled…

January 23, 2020
Mum’s The Word As Cristiano Ronaldo Fires Juventus Into Italian Cup Semi-Finals

Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri complimented Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother as the Portuguese star extended his scoring streak in a 3-1 win over Roma to advance to the Italian Cup semi-finals on Wednesday. The Portuguese star picked up a Gonzalo Higuain cross after 26 minutes, finishing off from an angle in the Allianz Stadium. It was the…

January 22, 2020
Ten-Man Arsenal Hold Chelsea In Torrent Of Late Premier League Goals

Ten-man Arsenal slowed Chelsea’s charge for a Champions League place on Tuesday as Manchester City kept up their distant pursuit of Liverpool with victory at Sheffield United on a dramatic evening of Premier League football. Newcastle improbably came back from 2-0 down to draw against Everton, with substitute Florian Lejeune netting twice in stoppage time,…

January 21, 2020
Australia Open: Maria Sharapova Crashes Out In First Round

Maria Sharapova’s faltering career hit a fresh low Tuesday when the five-time Grand Slam champion was turfed out in the first round of the Australian Open in straight sets. The 32-year-old former world number one carried a haunted look at times in a 3-6, 4-6 defeat to Croatia’s 19th-seeded Donna Vekic. There were flashes of…

January 21, 2020
Cristiano Ronaldo Double Pulls Juventus Clear As Inter Stalled In Lecce

Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice as Juventus beat Parma 2-1 to pull four points clear of Inter Milan at the top of the Serie A table on Sunday. Inter’s title push hit another stumbling block after a 1-1 draw at lowly Lecce while Ante Rebic fired city rivals AC Milan to a last gasp 3-2 win…

January 20, 2020
Premier League: Liverpool Beat Manchester United 2-0, Go 16 Points Clear

Liverpool stretched their commanding lead at the top of the Premier League to 16 points and advantage over Manchester United to 30 as goals from Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah earned a 2-0 win over their historic rivals at Anfield. A 13th straight league win since the sides last met at Old Trafford in…

January 17, 2020
FIFA World Cup: Records That May Tumble During World Cup In Russia

Like the previous editions, the FIFA World Cup 2018 edition will witness the fall of many records. While all the attention will be on Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, there are few other records that could tumble in Russia. The weather conditions of Russia makes for a unique and challenging World Cup and with at…

January 16, 2020
FA Cup: Marcus Rashford Injury Overshadows Manchester United Win Over Wolves

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted his decision to risk Marcus Rashford as a second half substitute “backfired” despite seeing his side progress to the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 1-0 win over Wolves on Wednesday. Rashford lasted less than 15 minutes on the field due to a back injury and…

January 15, 2020
FA Cup: Tottenham Hotspur Reach Fourth Round, Newcastle United Cruise

Tottenham edged into the FA Cup fourth round as Giovani Lo Celso bagged a rare goal in their 2-1 win over Middlesbrough, while much-maligned Newcastle striker Joelinton scored for the first time since August in a victory against Rochdale on Tuesday. Jose Mourinho’s side almost killed off second-tier Middlesbrough within the first 15 minutes of…

January 14, 2020
Barcelona Open Record Gap Over Real Madrid In Deloitte Money League

La Liga leaders Barcelona have chalked up a victory over rivals Real Madrid after establishing a record gap between first and second place in the latest Deloitte Football Money League. Barcelona topped the 2018/2019 earnings table with 840.8 million euros ($937 million), a record 83.5 million euros ahead of Real (757.3 million euros), while Manchester…

January 13, 2020
Roger Federer To Add To Australia Bushfire Appeal As Tennis Donations Swell

Roger Federer said he would donate to the Australia bushfires appeal on Monday after tennis players pledged hundreds of thousands of dollars to the disaster relief fund. The Swiss great, who has been criticised by environmental activists including Greta Thunberg over a sponsor’s links to fossil fuel investments, said he would donate at a charity…

January 13, 2020
Aston Villa vs Manchester City: Sergio Aguero Creates History As Manchester City Crush Aston Villa

Sergio Aguero became the Premier League’s top scoring foreign player with a hat-trick as Manchester City thrashed Aston Villa 6-1 to move ahead of Leicester into second in the table. It may be too late to salvage City’s defence of the Premier League title as they remain 14 points behind runaway leaders Liverpool, who also…

January 11, 2020
Premier League: Sheffield United Up To Fifth As Oliver McBurnie Sinks West Ham

Scotland’s Oliver McBurnie fired Sheffield United into fifth place in the Premier League as a calamitous mistake and more VAR drama condemned West Ham to a 1-0 defeat at Bramall Lane on Friday. McBurnie clinched the points in the second half when the striker took advantage of a blunder from Hammers keeper David Martin, whose…

January 10, 2020
Atletico Madrid Script Thrilling Comeback Against Barcelona In Super Cup Semi-Final

Atletico Madrid sprung a surprise in the Spanish Super Cup by staging a thrilling comeback to beat Barcelona 3-2 on Thursday and set up a final against Real Madrid. Barca looked on course for a Sunday showdown against Real when they led Atletico 2-1 with nine minutes left but instead it will be a Madrid…

January 9, 2020
Toni Kroos Stunner Helps Real Madrid Through To Spanish Super Cup Final

Toni Kroos scored a wonder goal straight from a corner as Real Madrid beat Valencia 3-1 on Wednesday to reach the final of the controversial Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia. Kroos caught Valencia goalkeeper Jaume Domenech napping with a brilliant, instinctive strike before Isco made it two and Luka Modric added a classy third…

January 9, 2020
I-League: Aizawl FC-Churchill Brothers FC Play Out Thrilling 2-2 Draw, TRAU FC Thump Neroca FC 2-1

Aizawl FC and Churchill Brothers FC played out a hard-fought 2-2 draw in an I-League encounter in Aizawl on Wednesday, while TRAU FC came from behind to beat Neroca FC 2-1 and register their first win of the season on Wednesday. With the draw, Aizawl FC are placed fifth on the points table with nine…

January 8, 2020
Manchester City Outclass Manchester United To Put One Foot In League Cup Final

Pep Guardiola warned Manchester City of Manchester United’s powers of recovery after his side outclassed their city rivals 3-1 at Old Trafford to put one foot in the League Cup final. The holders were rampant before the break as Bernardo Silva’s wonder strike, Riyad Mahrez’s cool finish and an own goal from Andreas Pereira put…

January 8, 2020
FA Cup: Reiss Nelson Winner Helps Arsenal Edge Past Leeds United

Mikel Arteta said he saw two sides of the Arsenal team he has inherited after a greatly improved second-half performance secured a 1-0 win over Leeds United to reach the FA Cup fourth round on Monday. The Gunners made Leeds pay for their profligacy with a host of wasted first-half chances before Reiss Nelson scored…

January 7, 2020
FA Cup Draw: Premier League Big Guns Avoid Each Other In Fourth Round

League One Shrewsbury could host European champions Liverpool in the FA Cup fourth round later this month as holders Manchester City take on Fulham. The Shrews host Bristol City in a third round replay next week with the winners earning the right to take on the runaway Premier League leaders. Chelsea also face lower league…

January 7, 2020
Cristiano Ronaldo’s First Serie A Hat-Trick Guides Juventus To 4-0 Win Over Cagliari

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first Serie A hat-trick to lift Juventus top of Serie A with a 4-0 win over Cagliari on Monday as Zlatan Ibrahimovic made his debut for AC Milan in a goalless draw against Sampdoria. Portugal forward Ronaldo struck for the fifth consecutive league game to move the champions back above Inter…

January 6, 2020
Karolina Pliskova Looks To Andy Murray’s Former Coach For Grand Slam Breakthrough

World number two Karolina Pliskova is hoping Andy Murray’s former coach can help her take the next step up as she targets a Grand Slam breakthrough and reclaiming the top ranking. The tall Czech ditched Spaniard Conchita Martinez in November despite winning a single-season career-high four titles in 2019. She has since hired Venezuelan coach…

January 6, 2020
FA Cup: Liverpool Sink Everton, Chelsea Thrash Nottingham Forest 2-0

Liverpool inflicted fresh misery on Merseyside rivals Everton as a superb strike from teenager Curtis Jones sealed a 1-0 win in the FA Cup third round on Sunday. Jones’ second half curler sent Anfield in ecstasy as the club’s youth academy graduates handed Everton an embarrassing derby defeat. The 18-year-old Liverpool-born midfielder was making only…

January 4, 2020
ATP Cup: Denis Shapovalov Beats Stefanos Tsitsipas As Canada Blow Away Greece

Canadian young gun Denis Shapovalov edged world number six Stefanos Tsitsipas in his country’s clean sweep against Greece on the first day of the inaugural ATP Cup on Friday. The 20-year-old Shapovalov downed the world number six 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7/4) in Brisbane to give Canada an unassailable 2-0 lead after Felix Auger-Aliassime thrashed Michail…

January 3, 2020
Premier League: Liverpool Sink Sheffield United To Make It A Year Unbeaten

Jurgen Klopp hailed “exceptional” Liverpool after they made it an entire calendar year without a Premier League defeat as the runaway leaders beat Sheffield United 2-0 on Thursday. Klopp’s side moved 13 points clear of second placed Leicester thanks to goals from Egypt forward Mohamed Salah and Senegal winger Sadio Mane at Anfield. Liverpool’s 19th…

January 2, 2020
Arsenal Blow Away Manchester United To Hand Mikel Arteta First Win

Mikel Arteta got everything he asked for in his first win as Arsenal manager with a rampant first 45 minutes from the Gunners earning a 2-0 victory over Manchester United at the Emirates. Nicolas Pepe and Sokratis Papastathopoulos scored the goals to secure just a second win in 16 games. Arsenal started the game three…

December 31, 2019
Eyes Turn To Premier League Relegation Dogfight

Liverpool appear to have the Premier League title wrapped up with a 13-point advantage over second-placed Leicester City but the fight to avoid relegation looks like being a down to the wire tussle. Just nine points separates ninth-placed Crystal Palace and third from bottom Aston Villa. Arteta needs to get Gunners firing: The old adage…

December 30, 2019
Manchester City Return To Winning Ways With 2-0 Victory Over Sheffield United

Manchester City shrugged off a tight turnaround from defeat at Wolves to beat Sheffield United 2-0 on Sunday thanks to second-half strikes from Sergio Aguero and Kevin de Bruyne. Man City boss Pep Guardiola had lambasted the scheduling that saw the English champions kick off less than 48 hours after playing the majority of Friday’s…

December 30, 2019
Premier League: Liverpool Ride Their Luck To Edge Past Wolves

Liverpool needed the aid of VAR to re-establish their 13-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a 1-0 win over Wolves on Sunday as a late Chelsea fightback inflicted a 2-1 defeat on Arsenal in Mikel Arteta’s first home game in charge. Manchester City remain 14 points adrift of the runaway league…

December 28, 2019
Premier League: Liverpool Outclass Leicester To Open Up 13-point Lead

Jurgen Klopp insisted it is not yet party time for Liverpool despite tightening their grip on the Premier League title race with a dominant 4-0 thrashing of second-placed Leicester City to open up a 13-point lead at the top of the table. Roberto Firmino scored twice from Trent Alexander-Arnold crosses either side of James Milner’s…

December 26, 2019
Paul Pogba “Best Midfielder In The World”, Says Manchester United Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Paul Pogba has been hailed as the “best midfielder in the world” by Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the Frenchman returned from a long injury lay-off. The World Cup winner was in action for United for the first time since late September as a substitute in their chastening 2-0 defeat at Watford on…

December 25, 2019
Chelsea Want To Keep Willian Faith Against Southampton

Willian’s performance at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last weekend highlighted just why Frank Lampard is keen to see the Brazilian’s future at Chelsea resolved. While much of the focus this season has been trained on the outstanding contribution of the youngsters in Blues manager Lampard’s squad, Willian’s performances on the right of a front three…

December 24, 2019
Real Madrid Lose Ground In Spanish Title Race After Stalemate

Real Madrid were left to rue a series of near misses on Sunday as they stumbled to a 0-0 home draw with Athletic Bilbao, dropping two points adrift of Barcelona in a tight Spanish title race. Real also drew 0-0 in midweek at Barcelona but Sunday’s result leaves Madrid on 37 points at the half-way…

December 21, 2019
Mikel Arteta Will Be “Ruthless” To Build Winning Mentality At Arsenal

Mikel Arteta has warned Arsenal’s underachieving stars that he will be “ruthless” as the new boss looks to restore a winning mentality to his troubled club. Mikel Arteta, who had been working as an assistant to Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, was hired by Arsenal on Friday after agreeing a three-and-a-half-year contract to replace the…

December 20, 2019
Barcelona, Real Madrid Draw As El Clasico Marred By Violence

Barcelona and Real Madrid could not be separated on Wednesday in a Clasico that was overshadowed by violent clashes between Catalan independence protestors and police outside Camp Nou. After being postponed in October, there were renewed fears of unrest around Spain’s most famous fixture and while the match was only briefly interrupted by yellow beach…

December 19, 2019
Manchester City To Face Manchester United In League Cup Semifinals

Holders Manchester City will face Manchester United in the semi-finals of the League Cup after both sides saw off lower league opposition to make the last four on Wednesday. Raheem Sterling’s second half double ensured City warded off a shock to win 3-1 at League One Oxford, while United ended fourth-tier Colchester United’s fairytale run…

December 18, 2019
Aston Villa beat Liverpool kids to reach League Cup Semifinals

Liverpool’s youngest ever team suffered a harsh lesson on Tuesday as Aston Villa ran out 5-0 winners to reach the League Cup semifinals. Liverpool’s youngest ever team suffered a harsh lesson on Tuesday as Aston Villa ran out 5-0 winners to reach the League Cup semifinals, with Jonathan Kodjia scoring twice. An unrecognisable Liverpool line-up…

December 17, 2019
Wilfried Zaha Equaliser Sees Crystal Palace Into 9th Place In Premier League

Wilfried Zaha’s equaliser lifted Crystal Palace up to ninth in the Premier League table as they shared the points in a 1-1 draw at home to Brighton on Monday. Neal Maupay fired the visitors into a 54th-minute lead but Palace star Zaha drew the Eagles level against the Seagulls with a fine solo effort 15…

December 16, 2019
Arsenal vs Manchester City: Kevin De Bruyne Dazzles As Manchester City Blow Arsenal Away

Kevin De Bruyne scored twice and teed up Raheem Sterling for Manchester City’s other goal as Arsenal crumbled to another humiliating 3-0 home defeat on Sunday. Victory sees City close the gap on runaway leaders Liverpool back to 14 points and edge to within four of second-placed Leicester, who they host next weekend. Arsenal, on…

December 13, 2019
Mason Greenwood Stars As Manchester United Top Group, Arsenal Draw 2-2 In Europa League

Teenager Mason Greenwood again grabbed his chances for Manchester United, scoring twice in a 4-0 thrashing of AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League on Thursday. Earlier Arsenal came back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at Standard Liege and also make sure of a place in the last 32 as Group F winners. With Wolves,…

December 11, 2019
Liverpool, Chelsea Through To Champions League Last 16 As Ajax Go Out

Holders Liverpool safely negotiated Tuesday’s trip to Salzburg to take their place in the last 16 of this season’s UEFA Champions League while Chelsea are also through, but Ajax suffered a shock group-stage exit. Six clubs secured spots in the draw for the first knockout round in their final group games, with Ajax and Inter…

December 10, 2019
Premier League: Arsenal Defeated West Ham 3-1 on Monday to end their worst Winless run in 42 years

his players’ shoulders after a three-goal blitz in nine second-half minutes beat West Ham 3-1 on Monday to end the Gunners’ worst winless run in 42 years. Another miserable night for the Swede seemed in store when the visitors trailed at half-time to Angelo Ogbonna’s deflected header. However, Arsenal suddenly sparked into life after Gabriel…

December 10, 2019
Champions League: Even With Lionel Messi Out, Inter Milan Expecting Tough Barcelona Test

Barcelona star Lionel Messi will not make the trip to the San Siro for Tuesday’s final Champions League group game, but Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte still expects a tough test as his side bids to reach the last 16. Barcelona are already through to the knockout rounds after six-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi scored…

December 9, 2019
Aston Villa vs Leicester City: Leicester Reduce Liverpool’s Premier League Lead After Record Win Over Aston Villa

Leicester closed the gap on Premier League leaders Liverpool as Jamie Vardy extended his red-hot streak with a brace in Sunday’s record-breaking 4-1 rout of Aston Villa. Brendan Rodgers’ second-placed side moved within eight points of Liverpool thanks to goals from Vardy, Kelechi Iheanacho and Jonny Evans at Villa Park. Jack Grealish had reduced the…

December 6, 2019
Premier League: Arsenal No Show Ends In Defeat To Brighton

Caretaker manager Freddie Ljungberg said Arsenal “did not show up” for the first 45 minutes as the Gunners’ winless streak reached nine games in a 2-1 home defeat to Brighton on Thursday. Neal Maupay headed in a deserved winner for the Seagulls 10 minutes from time after Alexandre Lacazette had cancelled out Adam Webster’s opener…

December 4, 2019
Premier League: Gabriel Jesus Finds Goal Touch As Manchester City Bounce Back To Thrash Burnley FC

Gabriel Jesus scored twice as Manchester City showed no signs of giving up their Premier League title without a fight as a 4-1 victory at Burnley cut the gap on unbeaten leaders Liverpool to eight points. Pep Guardiola’s men have struggled to match the blistering standards they set in back-to-back title-winning seasons, but looked more…

December 3, 2019
Messi Delivered a Major Boost to Barcelona’s La Liga Title Hopes

Lionel Messi delivered a major boost to Barcelona’s La Liga title hopes by scoring a late winner in a 1-0 victory at Atletico Madrid on Sunday. Messi is the favourite to win a record-breaking sixth Ballon d’Or in Paris on Monday and he came up trumps again for Barca at the Wanda Metropolitano, where an…

December 2, 2019
Manchester United Blow Another Lead To Lose Ground Ahead Of Jose Mourinho’s Return

Manchester United threw away a second-half lead to remain eight points outside the Premier League’s top four with a 2-2 draw at home to Aston Villa on Sunday. Jack Grealish put Villa in front with a superb solo effort, but United levelled before the break when Marcus Rashford’s header hit the post and came off…

November 30, 2019
Europa League: Astana Stun Manchester United Youngsters

Kazakh champions Astana fought back to surprise a youthful Manchester United 2-1 in the Europa League on Thursday. Captain Jesse Lingard opened the scoring for the visitors, who had already reached the last 32, before Dmitri Shomko equalised for the home side. Di’Shon Bernard, 19, then put through his own goal to hand Astana victory…

November 29, 2019
Unai Emery Reaches Breaking Point As Arsenal Crash In Europa League

Unai Emery’s future as Arsenal coach was plunged into further doubt on Thursday when the Gunners slumped to a 2-1 loss in the Europa League against Eintracht Frankfurt but the Spaniard said he did not fear for his job. Arsenal are now winless in seven games, the club’s worst run since 1992. Emery shrugged off…

November 28, 2019
Champions League: Lionel Messi Fires Barcelona Into Last 16, Liverpool, Chelsea Held To Draws

A Lionel Messi-inspired Barcelona booked their place in the Champions League knockout stages on Wednesday by crushing a desperate Borussia Dortmund 3-1, while RB Leipzig made the last 16 for the first time with an incredible stoppage time comeback. Lucien Favre’s position as Dortmund coach looks increasingly in peril following the thumping at the Camp…

November 27, 2019
Champions League: Kylian Mbappe Stars As Paris Saint-Germain Snatch Dramatic Draw At Real Madrid

Kylian Mbappe instigated a dramatic Champions League comeback on Tuesday as Paris Saint-Germain scored twice in two minutes to rescue a 2-2 draw against Real Madrid and secure first place in Group A. Madrid dominated the majority of a pulsating contest at the Santiago Bernabeu and looked to have sewn up an impressive victory when…

November 26, 2019
Champions League: Defiant Gareth Bale Down But Not Out At Real Madrid

When Zinedine Zidane dropped Gareth Bale for a Champions League game against Paris Saint-Germain last year, Bale believed it was the beginning of the end at Real Madrid. Two seasons on he remains but Madrid face PSG again at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday, with the Welshman’s future still in doubt and his standing among…

November 26, 2019
Manchester United and Sheffield United shared the spoils after a 3-3 draw

Manchester United and Sheffield United shared the spoils after a dramatic 3-3 draw at Bramall Lane on Sunday, with the home side scoring a late equaliser after three goals from the visitors in seven minutes. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team, outplayed for 70 minutes by the promoted side, trailed 2-0 after a first-half goal from John…

November 25, 2019
Barcelona vs Leganes: Barcelona Sneak Past Leganes, Stay Top Of La Liga Table

Barcelona needed a late winner from Arturo Vidal to beat bottom-club Leganes 2-1 on Saturday and dig out a much-needed victory ahead of what could prove a crucial month in their season. Vidal poked in a fortuitous goal in the 79th minute at Butarque after Luis Suarez headed home a Lionel Messi free-kick to cancel…

November 25, 2019
Premier League: Manchester City beat Chelsea 2-1

Manchester City kept Premier League leaders Liverpool in their sights on Saturday after battling back to beat Chelsea as Jose Mourinho ended Tottenham’s away-day woes in his first game in charge. Leicester saw off Brighton 2-0 to stay in second place, eight points behind Jurgen Klopp’s men, while struggling Arsenal needed a stoppage-time goal to…

April 30, 2019
David Warner, Rashid Khan Shine As SunRisers Hyderabad Defeat Kings XI Punjab

David Warner signed off his IPL 2019 campaign in style, notching up his eight fifty of the season to help SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) take a step closer towards qualifying for the play-offs with a comfortable 45-run win over Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on Monday. Playing his last match of season before heading home for World Cup preparations, Warner…

April 29, 2019
Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk Wins PFA Player Of Year Award

Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk was named as England’s PFA Player of the Year for 2019 on Sunday. Van Dijk succeeded Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah in winning the award, voted for by his fellow players and saw off competition from Manchester City striker Raheem Sterling. But Sterling, 24, was named the Professional Footballers’ Association Young Player of…

April 29, 2019
IPL 2019: Andre Russell Roars Again As Kolkata Knight Riders Snap Losing Streak

Kolkata Knight Riders snapped their six-match losing streak with a 34-run win over Mumbai Indians in a high-scoring IPL game that saw brutal stroke play from power-hitters of both teams. Kolkata Knight Riders batsmen fired on all cylinders to post the season’s highest total, 232 for two, after sensational knocks from Shubman Gill (75 off 45) and…

April 27, 2019
Premier League: Gone In 15 seconds As Five-Goal Liverpool Regain Top Spot

Liverpool powered back to the top of the Premier League as Naby Keita’s goal after just 15 seconds inspired a 5-0 rout of Huddersfield on Friday. Jurgen Klopp’s side struck three times in the first half at Anfield, with Keita bagging Liverpool’s fastest ever Premier League goal before Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah also got on the…

April 27, 2019
All-Round Mumbai Indians Beat Chennai Super Kings By 46 Runs

Skipper Rohit Sharma hit his maiden half-century of the season as Mumbai Indians produced an all-round effort to register a convincing 46-run win over defending champions Chennai Super Kings in an IPL match in Chennai on Friday. MI’s win Friday ended CSK’s winning streak of five games at home this season. The Rohit-led MI, a…

April 26, 2019
Pep Guardiola Urges Caution From Manchester City, Manchester United Seek Chelsea Redemption

Manchester City and Liverpool are showing no signs of letting up in their thrilling Premier League title race but their flawless form contrasts sharply with the struggles of the teams chasing a top-four finish. Manchester United host Chelsea on Sunday hoping to arrest an alarming slide of seven defeats in nine games in all competitions. But it…

April 25, 2019
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City Raise The Bar As United Suffer More Misery

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes his side have raised the bar in the Premier League after edging one point back ahead of Liverpool in a titanic title race with a 2-0 win at Manchester United on Wednesday. Bernardo Silva and Leroy Sane struck for the visitors in 12 second-half minutes at Old Trafford to inflict a seventh defeat…

April 25, 2019
AB De Villiers, Umesh Yadav Star As Royal Challengers Bangalore Beat Kings XI Punjab To Keep Playoffs Hope Alive

Navdeep Saini’s fabulous penultimate over kept Royal Challengers Bangalore afloat as they beat Kings XI Punjab by 17 runs in an Indian Premier League encounter here Wednesday. AB de Villiers’ unbeaten 82 off 44 balls took RCB to a healthy 202 for 4 and things could have gone awry with young Nicholas Pooran (46 off…

April 24, 2019
Christian Eriksen Late Show Keeps Tottenham On Course For Top Four Finish

Mauricio Pochettino admitted his tired Tottenham stars are pushing themselves to their limits after Christian Eriksen’s superb late strike sealed a hard-fought 1-0 win over struggling Brighton on Tuesday. Pochettino’s third-placed side dominated from start to finish at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, but a combination of brave Brighton defending and poor finishing kept the match…

April 24, 2019
IPL 2019: Shane Watson Helps Chennai Super Kings Outshine SunRisers Hyderabad To Reclaim Top Position

Shane Watson brought back memories of last year’s IPL final with a blazing knock that has now almost ensured a playoff berth for Chennai Super Kings as they beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by six wickets in Chennai on Tuesday. On a vastly improved Chepauk track, Watson roared back to form with a 96 off 53 balls…

April 23, 2019
Premier League: Chelsea Up To Fourth After Frustrating Burnley Draw

Chelsea accused Burnley of time-wasting and playing “anti-football” after Blues boss Maurizio Sarri was sent off before a touchline skirmish marred their frustrating 2-2 draw on Monday. Sarri’s side fell behind to Jeff Hendrick’s fine finish before N’Golo Kante equalised moments later. In a frantic opening 24 minutes at Stamford Bridge, Gonzalo Higuain put Chelsea ahead,…

April 23, 2019
Liverpool’s James Milner Cheering For Manchester United vs Manchester City

James Milner has said he will become a Manchester United fan for the first time in the hope they can aid Liverpool’s bid to win the Premier League title. The versatile veteran has played for three of Manchester United’s fiercest rivals — Leeds, Manchester City and Liverpool — in the course of a 17-year career and more…

April 23, 2019
“Won’t Lie, It Was On My Mind”: Rishabh Pant Opens Up On World Cup 2019 Snub

Rishabh Pant had a point to prove after being left out of the India World Cup 2019 team and the wicketkeeper-batsman sent a timely reminder to the selectors of what they will be missing in England and Wales with a match-winning knock in the RR vs DC IPL 2019 match at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Monday…

April 22, 2019
Cardiff City Manager Scores Mohamed Salah Tumble “9.9” Amid Latest Diving Accusation

Mohamed Salah could not have “got much higher off the diving board” according to Cardiff manager Neil Warnock after the Egyptian won a penalty in Liverpool’s 2-0 win in the Welsh capital on Sunday. Salah was grappled inside the area by Cardiff captain Sean Morrison, but the theatric nature of his fall saw Warnock compare last season’s Premier…

April 22, 2019
“MS Dhoni For PM”: CSK Captain Almost Pulls Off The Impossible, Twitter Goes Crazy

MS Dhoni served a timely reminder to cricketing fans all over the world that he is far from done ahead of the 2019 World Cup. MS Dhoni’s breathtaking knock in the chase during the RCB vs CSK IPL 2019 match at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, took his team to the brink of victory but a…

April 19, 2019
Arsenal Dump Out Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli To Reach Europa League Last Four

Alexandre Lacazette scored the only goal as Arsenal dispatched Napoli 1-0 on Thursday to advance to the Europa League semi-finals 3-0 on aggregate. Lacazette’s stunning 36th-minute free-kick put the English club through to a final four meeting with Spanish side Valencia. “I dont know if it’s our best performance this season, but it’s good, particularly after beating Watford…

April 19, 2019
IPL 2019: Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah Help Mumbai Indians Thrash Delhi Capitals By 40 Runs

Rahul Chahar claimed three wickets, while Jasprit Bumrah took two wickets as Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Capitals by 40 runs at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi, on Thursday. With this victory, Rohit Sharma and his team avenged a 37-run defeat that they had suffered in the home-leg earlier in IPL 2019. After opting to bat, Mumbai Indians rode on an…

April 17, 2019
“Emotional” Rafael Nadal Inspired By Tiger Woods’ Masters Triumph

An “emotional” Rafael Nadal on Monday said he watched spellbound as Tiger Woods rolled back the clock to win a fifth Masters title and cap his comeback from back surgery. Spain’s world number two, a keen golfer himself, expressed nothing but admiration for Woods, who has fought through at least as many physical challenges as he has…

April 17, 2019
IPL 2019: Ravichandran Ashwin Leads Kings XI Punjab To Season’s Second Win Over Rajasthan Royals

Ravichandran Ashwin scored a quickfire four-ball 17 and claimed two big wickets to lead Kings XI Punjab to a 12-run victory over Rajasthan Royals at the PCA IS Bindra Stadium on Tuesday. After being asked to bat, Kings XI Punjab rode on a half-century by KL Rahul and a couple of sixes by skipper Ravichandran Ashwin to post a…

April 17, 2019
Careless Manchester United Undone By Lionel Messi Double As Barcelona Cruise Into Semis

Lionel Messi pounced on two Manchester United mistakes to score twice and end their hopes of another comeback at Camp Nou as Barcelona breezed into the Champions League semi-finals on Tuesday. After an excellent start, United were undone twice in four minutes by Messi, who first nicked the ball off the careless Ashley Young and then watched as a…

April 15, 2019
Liverpool Back On Top As Mohamed Salah Stunner Kills Off Chelsea

Liverpool powered back to the top of the Premier League after Mohamed Salah’s stunning strike clinched a 2-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday. Jurgen Klopp’s side had surrendered pole position a few hours earlier when Manchester City won 3-1 at Crystal Palace, piling pressure on the Reds to respond as the title race heats up. Liverpool rose to…

April 15, 2019
PSG Title Party Delayed Again After Historic Thumping At Lille

Paris Saint-Germain missed the chance to seal their sixth Ligue 1 title in seven years for the second week running on Sunday after a 5-1 hammering at Lille, their biggest league defeat in 10 years. Thomas Tuchel’s side could have been crowned champions in record-equalling time last weekend but failed to beat Strasbourg, and they fell short…

April 15, 2019
Australia World Cup 2019 Squad: Steve Smith, David Warner Return As Big Names Miss Out

Steve Smith and David Warner returned to the national team as Australia revealed their 15-member squad for World Cup 2019 to be held in England and Wales. However, there were a few surprise omissions as fast bowler Josh Hazlewood and in-form batsman Peter Handscomb were both overlooked. Left-handers Usman Khawaja and Shaun Marsh have been rewarded for…

April 9, 2019
Watch: Eden Hazard’s Breathtaking Solo Goal Sends Twitter Into Meltdown

Eden Hazard turned on the style as Chelsea beat West Ham United 2-0 at Stamford Bridge to move into third place in the Premier League standings. Eden Hazard was in top form, scoring a brace to take his tally of goals in the Premier League to 16. Eden Hazard has been directly involved in 28 goals…

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