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Wenger hit with misconduct charge

Posted by on 23/01/2017
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Wenger hit with misconduct charge

Wenger hit with misconduct charge

LONDON:  Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was charged with misconduct by England’s governing Football Association yesterday after an alleged altercation with the fourth official during Sunday’s 2-1 Premier League win over Burnley. The veteran French boss was dismissed from his technical area by referee Jon Moss after being angered by the award of a stoppage-time penalty […]

Messi, Suarez help Barca to down Eibar

Posted by on 23/01/2017
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Messi, Suarez help Barca to down Eibar

Messi, Suarez help Barca to down Eibar

MADRID (AP) – With Lionel Messi’s fifth goal in six games this year, Barcelona comfortably  defeated Eibar 4-0 on Sunday to keep pace with leaders Real Madrid and Sevilla at the halfway point  of the Spanish league. Substitute Denis Suarez, Uruguay striker Luis Suarez and Brazil forward Neymar also scored  as the defending champions cruised […]

Costa gives Chelsea breathing space

Posted by on 22/01/2017
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Costa gives Chelsea breathing space

Costa gives Chelsea breathing space

LONDON:  Diego Costa marked his comeback with a goal as Chelsea overcame an obdurate Hull City side 2-0 yesterday to surge eight points clear at the Premier League summit. Costa missed Chelsea’s 3-0 win at Leicester City last weekend due to a back problem, amid reports he had rowed with a fitness coach after being […]

Ice-cool Sanchez lifts 10-man Arsenal to dramatic win

Posted by on 22/01/2017
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Ice-cool Sanchez lifts 10-man Arsenal to dramatic win

Ice-cool Sanchez lifts 10-man Arsenal to dramatic win

LONDON:  Alexis Sanchez kept his nerve to haul 10-man Arsenal into second place in the Premier League as the Chilean’s last-gasp penalty sealed a dramatic 2-1 home win over Burnley yesterday.  Arsene Wenger’s side appeared to have blown their chance to get back in the title race when Burnley’s Andre Gray scored a stoppage-time penalty […]

Rooney breaks United record in draw at Stoke

Posted by on 21/01/2017
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Rooney breaks United record in draw at Stoke

Rooney breaks United record in draw at Stoke

STOKE-ON-TRENT: Wayne Rooney fired home a spectacular injury-time equaliser to break Bobby Charlton’s Manchester United goalscoring record and force a 1-1 draw with Stoke City in yesterday’s Premier League clash. Rooney couldn’t have chosen a better way to grab his 250th goal for the club from a free-kick with time running out after United had […]

Sigurdsson strike stuns Liverpool

Posted by on 21/01/2017
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Sigurdsson strike stuns Liverpool

Sigurdsson strike stuns Liverpool

LIVERPOOL:  Gylfi Sigurdsson’s decisive goal boosted Swansea’s hopes of Premier League survival as they inflicted Liverpool’s first home defeat for almost a year with a 3-2 triumph at Anfield yesterday. Iceland international Sigurdsson, who has repeatedly been linked with a move away from the Welsh club, struck with 16 minutes left after Paul Clement’s side […]

Celta inflict shock Cup defeat on Real Madrid

Posted by on 19/01/2017
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Celta inflict shock Cup defeat on Real Madrid

Celta inflict shock Cup defeat on Real Madrid

MADRID: After surrendering a record 40-game unbeaten run, Real Madrid suffered a second defeat in four days on Wednesday as Celta Vigo took a 2-1 first leg lead from their Copa del Rey quarter-final at the Santiago Bernabeu. All three goals came in a six-minute spell midway through the second-half as strikes from former Liverpool […]

Euro 2020 logo unveiled

Posted by on 19/01/2017
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Euro 2020 logo unveiled

Euro 2020 logo unveiled

SAINT PETERSBURG: UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said yesterday he had no security fears as Russia’s second biggest city Saint Petersburg unveiled its Euro 2020 host city logo. Saint Petersburg is one of 13 European cities that will stage matches for the continental tournament with the logo representing the city’s iconic Palatial Bridge and the championship […]

Egypt held on Cup of Nations return

Posted by on 18/01/2017
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Egypt held on Cup of Nations return

Egypt held on Cup of Nations return

PORT-GENTIL:  Essam El Hadary became the oldest player ever to appear at the Africa Cup of Nations as Egypt drew 0-0 with Mali on their return to the tournament on Tuesday.  The 44-year-old goalkeeper came off the bench in the first half to replace the injured Ahmed El Shennawy and beat the old mark set […]

Ivory Coast stumbles, Congo beat Morocco

Posted by on 17/01/2017
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Ivory Coast stumbles, Congo beat Morocco

Ivory Coast stumbles, Congo beat Morocco

OYEM: Ivory Coast’s Europe-based stars stumbled in the heat of northern Gabon in their African Cup of Nations opener, with the defending champion held by Togo to 0-0 on Monday in another twist to start the tournament. Ivory Coast’s title-winning coach fared worse as Congo beat Herve Renard’s Morocco 1-0 in the day’s second game. […]

Ramos own goal as Sevilla ends Madrid’s unbeaten run

Posted by on 16/01/2017
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Ramos own goal as Sevilla ends Madrid’s unbeaten run

Ramos own goal as Sevilla ends Madrid’s unbeaten run

MADRID: Sevilla fans enjoyed the last laugh over Sergio Ramos. Sevilla twice scored late – including an 85th-minute own goal by Ramos – to end Real Madrid’s 40-game unbeaten streak and move within one point of its rival atop the Spanish league with a 2-1 victory on Sunday. It was a tough result for Ramos, […]

Guardiola rocked as Everton crush City

Posted by on 15/01/2017
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Guardiola rocked as Everton crush City

Guardiola rocked as Everton crush City

LIVERPOOL: Pep Guardiola suffered the largest league defeat of his managerial career as Manchester City slumped to a 4-0 loss against Everton yesterday. Romelu Lukaku and Kevin Mirallas put Everton in control at Goodison Park before teenager Tom Davies scored his first goal for the club and debutant Ademola Lookman completed the rout after coming […]

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