United's misery continues with brutal Everton loss
Manchester United’s slump morphed into a full-blown crisis on Easter Sunday as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side was humiliated 4-0 at Everton.
04/21/2019 - 10:32 AM
All we can do is keep the pressure on Man City, admits Milner
James Milner was pleased Liverpool put the pressure back on Manchester City in the title race after taking over top spot again on Sunday. Jurgen Klopp's Reds returned to the Premier League summit thanks to a hard-fought 2-0 win away at struggling Cardiff City, Georginio Wijnaldum and James Milner scoring the goals in the second half. The result lifts Liverpool two points ahead of their rivals, though City do still have a game in hand going into the closing weeks of the campaign.
04/21/2019 - 01:59 PM
Everton 4 Manchester United 0: Toffees score biggest Premier League win over sorry Red Devils
Everton compounded a miserable few days for Manchester United with their biggest ever Premier League win over the sorry Red Devils in a 4-0 rout at Goodison Park. Just five days on from crashing out of the Champions League quarter-finals at the hands of Barcelona, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side produced a dismal performance to slump to another heavy defeat. Well-taken goals from Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson had the Toffees 2-0 up at the break before Lucas Digne's sweetly struck effort and Theo Walcott's cool finish completed a memorable win.
04/21/2019 - 10:23 AM
Jurgen Klopp hails Liverpool for avoiding 'proper banana skin' at Cardiff
Jurgen Klopp was thrilled Liverpool avoided a 'proper banana skin' at Cardiff. Two second half goals from Georginio Wijnaldum and James Milner fired Liverpool back to the top of the Premier League, putting the pressure back on Manchester City.
04/21/2019 - 01:26 PM
'For me and the rest of humanity it was a penalty' - Pochettino slams spot-kick decision
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino was surprised and frustrated as his team were denied what he thought was a penalty as they went down to a 1-0 defeat against Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday. City right-back Kyle Walker appeared to handle the ball in the box in a tussle with Dele Alli in the second half of the game, with Spurs behind to Phil Foden's first-half goal, his first in the Premier League. Immediately after the game Pochettino reacted harshly to referee Michael Oliver's decision not to award the spot kick.
04/20/2019 - 11:51 AM
Real Madrid 3 Athletic Bilbao 0: Hat-trick hero Benzema scores for fifth game in a row to seal victory
A hat-trick from Karim Benzema saw Real Madrid beat Athletic Bilbao 3-0 in LaLiga on Sunday to bounce back from a disappointing draw at Leganes last time out. Zinedine Zidane's men were left seven points behind bitter rivals Atletico Madrid in second after their win over Eibar on Saturday, but Los Blancos just about did enough thanks to Benzema at the Santiago Bernabeu in a match that will not live long in the memory. Madrid were especially poor and lacking in ideas against an Athletic side up for a scuffle during a woeful first half that did little to capture the imagination.
04/21/2019 - 12:09 PM
Man United were rancid – Neville furious after 'embarrassing' Everton defeat
Gary Neville branded Manchester United's players an embarrassment after Everton's 4-0 demolition of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side at Goodison Park. United never looked up to scratch in Sunday's Premier League encounter, with Everton taking a 2-0 lead into half-time thanks to Richarlison's acrobatic effort and a wicked strike from Gylfi Sigurdsson. Lucas Digne's effort and a cute Theo Walcott finish piled further misery on United – who face Manchester City and Chelsea in their next two outings – after the interval, as the Red Devils' top-four hopes took a blow.
04/21/2019 - 12:42 PM
Aubameyang solo goal cuts into Arsenal's deficit
Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang weaves through multiple Crystal Palace defenders, losses possession for a moment, but then regains the ball and scores to make it 3-2.
04/21/2019 - 12:47 PM
He parks the bus right in front of De Gea – Van Gaal critical of Solskjaer again
Louis van Gaal said Ole Gunnar Solskjaer "parks the bus right in front of David de Gea" as he criticised the Manchester United manager again. Solskjaer signed a permanent three-year deal last month after overseeing an upturn in results at United, however, the Red Devils have struggled since. United – sixth in the Premier League and two points adrift of the top four – have lost two of their past seven matches in all competitions following a 4-0 Champions League quarter-final exit to Barcelona.
04/20/2019 - 10:49 PM
Dortmund cut apart Freiburg for Sancho to score
Dortmund score a superb one touch goal in their win in the Black Forest
04/21/2019 - 06:05 PM
I would be sad if 'outstanding' Van Dijk does not win Player of the Year, says Klopp
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has backed "outstanding" Virgil van Dijk for the PFA Player of the Year award, admitting that he would be upset to see his defender miss out. Van Dijk has marshalled the Premier League's most formidable backline in 2018-19, with the Reds conceding just 20 goals in their 34 games to date in the top flight. As well as keeping the club alongside Manchester City in the title race, that form has placed the Dutchman amongst the top candidates for the individual prize.
04/20/2019 - 07:43 PM
Young dropped as Solskjaer makes three changes for Everton clash
Ashley Young has been dropped from the Manchester United team for Sunday's Premier League clash with Everton. The 33-year-old has often been captain under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during the continued absence of Antonio Valencia, but he has come in for criticism for some recent displays, most recently in the 3-0 Champions League defeat to Barcelona on Tuesday. Diogo Dalot comes in for Young at left-back, with Victor Lindelof expected to start on the right of defence while Phil Jones and Chris Smalling occupy the centre-back roles.
04/21/2019 - 07:45 AM
Sarri: Chelsea's League Cup run on par with Tottenham's heroics
Maurizio Sarri suggested reaching the EFL Cup final with Chelsea this season was just as difficult as Tottenham's run to the Champions League semi-finals. The Blues beat Liverpool in round three and Tottenham over two legs in the last four of the domestic competition, as well as overcoming Derby County and Bournemouth in-between, before losing on penalties to Manchester City in February's final. Chelsea are now left battling for fourth place in the Premier League and are through to the semi-finals of the Europa League, courtesy of a 5-3 aggregate win over Slavia Prague, leaving two paths open for next season's Champions League.
04/20/2019 - 05:26 PM
'We could have lost the Premier League today' - Guardiola revels in 'important' win over Tottenham
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola hailed the importance of his side's 1-0 win over Tottenham as important in a title race in which his side "cannot drop points." City's victory moved them back to the top of the table and means Liverpool must pick up three points Sunday against Cardiff City if they are to finish the weekend at the league's summit. The reigning Premier League champions also bounced back from their agonising Champions League exit on Wednesday night, when Raheem Sterling's late strike looked to have sealed a spot in the semi-finals, only for it to be cancelled out for offside thanks to VAR.
04/20/2019 - 11:16 AM
Liverpool prove to be a cut above Cardiff thanks to Klopp's pitch-perfect plan
Jurgen Klopp revealed how Liverpool's attention to detail meant they opted not to cut the grass at Melwood in preparation for their trip to Cardiff City. The Reds returned to the Premier League summit with a 2-0 triumph in the Welsh capital on Sunday, Georginio Wijnaldum opening the scoring in the 57th minute before James Milner's late penalty wrapped up the points. Liverpool not only had to overcome a dogged home side but also a dry pitch and warm conditions, though they were not caught out by the playing surface thanks to Klopp's pre-match plans at the training ground.
04/21/2019 - 02:50 PM
Pep praises Man City after win over Spurs
Pep Guardiola struck a defiant tone after Manchester City bounced back from its midweek UEFA Champions League set back to topple Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. “As a footballer, I could not have done what my players have done today,” Guardiola said. When asked whether the club can manage to win the rest of its matches and the Premier League, he pointed to its 10-match winning run and motioned that it of course can move forward for four more.
04/20/2019 - 10:46 AM
Barcelona have to suffer to win – Valverde
Ernesto Valverde is taking nothing for granted in Barcelona's quest for LaLiga glory despite Saturday's 2-1 win against Real Sociedad bringing the title within touching distance. Goals from Clement Lenglet and Jordi Alba either side of Juanmi's 62nd-minute equaliser at Camp Nou maintained a nine-point lead over Atletico Madrid at the summit. If Barca beat Deportivo Alaves on Tuesday and Atleti fail to do likewise against Valencia 24 hours later, Valverde's men would retain their title by virtue of having a 12-point lead with four matches to play and a superior head-to-head record.
04/20/2019 - 06:46 PM
Dickov hails Sterling's City impact as #FindMyShirt campaign begins
Raheem Sterling is this season's leading light in the Premier League – according to Manchester City hero Paul Dickov. The 24-year-old England winger has undoubtedly been one of the stars of the current campaign, having scored 17 goals in the Premier League, including a fine brace against Crystal Palace last weekend to keep City breathing down the necks of title rivals Liverpool. Despite having shaped a portfolio of scintillating showings in a City shirt this term, Sterling, who has also registered nine assists in the league and looks set to surpass the 30-goal mark in all competitions, is likely to face fierce competition for the PFA Player of the Year gong, with Liverpool's central defensiv...
04/20/2019 - 05:09 AM
Nerves played a part, admits Bernardo Silva
Bernardo Silva admitted nerves played a part for Manchester City in their narrow 1-0 win over Tottenham that took them back to the top of the Premier League. City returned to the summit thanks to a tense victory over Spurs at the Etihad Stadium, three days on from their action-packed Champions League tie against the same opponents. The sides shared seven goals in midweek as Tottenham progressed through to the semi-finals on away goals, despite a 4-3 loss in the second leg, but one goal was enough to settle this third encounter in the space of 10 days.
04/20/2019 - 11:02 AM
Man United are 'light-years from winning titles'
Man United's recent struggles show how deep the issues run through the club and what they must rebuild to win titles again.
04/21/2019 - 01:46 PM
'One doesn't win by chance' - Allegri slams criticism after Juve's eighth successive Serie A title
Allegri has claimed five successive Scudetto honours since replacing Antonio Conte in 2014, however, he has been criticised for Juve's failure in Europe. Juve – who have finished runners-up in the Champions League twice under Allegri amid their drought which goes back to 1996 – were eliminated by Ajax in the quarter-finals this season. Discussing his critics, Allegri told reporters: "That's part of the game and it has to be accepted because it could also be stimulating.
04/21/2019 - 04:01 AM
Sigurdsson's long-range shot makes it 2-0
Everton's Gylfi Sigurdsson fires a shot from outside the box that beats Man United goalkeeper David De Gea to make it 2-0.
04/21/2019 - 09:03 AM
Cristiano Ronaldo - King of Italy
A profile review of Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo, who won his 17th trophy of a remarkable career.
04/20/2019 - 06:07 PM
Player ratings from Man City 1-0 Spurs
Kyle Walker: 6 – Would VAR have him conceding a second half penalty for handball? John Stones: 6 – Not terrific, though his partial block that led to Ederson's last big save was bigger than we realize. Aymeric Laporte: 7 – A notable error between Laporte and Stones late takes this down a point, but he was huge along with Ederson in the early stages.
04/20/2019 - 10:52 AM
Soccer-Zidane hails hat-trick hero Benzema as world's best nine
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane hailed Karim Benzema as the best number nine in world football after the French striker hit a hat-trick in the 3-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao at the Bernabeu on Sunday. Benzema's treble took him to 21 La Liga goals for the season, moving him to second in the scoring charts behind Lionel Messi, and gave him 30 in all competitions. It also meant that, remarkably, the 31-year-old has now scored Real's last eight goals.
04/21/2019 - 02:26 PM
Highlights: Crystal Palace 3, Arsenal 2
Crystal Palace took a 3-1 lead in the second half and held on for a 3-2 away victory over Arsenal.
04/21/2019 - 03:35 PM
Belfodil at the double as Hoffenheim stuff Schalke
Ishak Belfodil makes it seven goals in four games for Hoffenheim
04/21/2019 - 05:52 PM
Difficult to return to La Liga after Champions League - Valverde
Ernesto Valverde admits going from Champions League to La Liga matches is not easy for his side.
04/20/2019 - 08:37 PM
'It's possible' - Nice president says his side could move for Giroud
Nice president Gauthier Ganaye has said his side could move for Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud. Giroud has been repeatedly linked with a move away from Chelsea in recent months, with the France international making just six Premier League appearances since Chelsea signed Gonzalo Higuain on loan from Juventus in January. The 32-year-old has made no secret of his desire for more playing time, saying he is "very frustrated" with his current role.
04/21/2019 - 03:10 PM
Solskjaer's latest setback as Everton crushes Man United 4-0
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — In the latest setback since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was handed the manager's job on a permanent basis, Everton humiliated Manchester United 4-0 in the Premier League on Sunday. The Norwegian coach saw his team exit the Champions League quarterfinals on Tuesday with a 4-0 aggregate loss to Barcelona, and Solskjaer's season took a further hit at Goodison Park with goals from Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson before the break, and Lucas Digne and Theo Walcott after it. As a reward for his better-than-expected spell in temporary charge of United, Solskjaer accepted a three-year contract on March 28 after 14 wins in 19 games. But this loss damaged sixth-placed United's bid for
04/21/2019 - 10:33 AM
Crystal Palace regain the lead through Zaha
Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha gets behind the Arsenal defense and scores to put his side back in front.
04/21/2019 - 12:26 PM
Tactics Session: United's lack of basic defending
Kyle Martino and Robbie Earle break down Man United's poor defense in their loss to Everton.
04/21/2019 - 04:56 PM
PSG in Notre Dame jersey tribute against Monaco
Paris Saint-Germain paid tribute to Notre Dame by wearing a special jersey in their Ligue 1 clash with Monaco following Monday's fire. PSG – who were confirmed as league champions earlier on Sunday following Lille's 0-0 draw with Toulouse – pledged to help fundraise any restoration efforts, also vowing to support the emergency services. For the visit of Monaco, PSG's jerseys had "Notre-Dame" on the back instead of the players' names, while an image of the cathedral was placed on the front instead of their usual sponsor.
04/21/2019 - 04:00 PM
Malacia magic for Feyenoord
Teenager Tyrell Malacia scores a superb goal to help Feyenoord beat AZ Alkmaar
04/20/2019 - 11:43 PM
How Paris Saint-Germain won its 6th title in 7 seasons
How Paris Saint-Germain won its 6th title in 7 seasons Although Lille kept the French league title race going until five games before the end, there never really was any suspense. For some, it was like a repeat of a dull soap opera with the ending already known. It was only because PSG failed to wrap up the title three matches earlier that it took this long. The reality once again is that PSG simply had no rival to stop it winning a sixth title in seven seasons. In the one season — 2017 — when it really did have a rival, PSG lost the title by eight points to Monaco, and failed to beat Monaco home and away. But Monaco sold its best players from a wonderful team which reached the Champions League
04/21/2019 - 06:43 AM
Ayoze Pérez: Come and get me!
Pérez's hat-trick was Newcastle's first in the Premier League since October 2015, when Georginio Wijnaldum scored four times against Norwich City. Wijnaldum since has moved to Liverpool and is on to potentially win a Champions League and Premier League medal. The Spaniard sits 16th in the all-time Newcastle Premier League goal scores table.
04/21/2019 - 08:44 AM
Tottenham will finish in the top four but our win today was massive - Guardiola
Pep Guardiola says this season at Manchester City is up there with his season's at Barcelona and Bayern Munich
04/20/2019 - 03:53 PM
Karlan Grant gets a goal back for Huddersfield
Huddersfield's Karlan Grant wins a header in the box and scores to make it 2-1 late on against Watford.
04/20/2019 - 12:34 PM
Bayern Munich 1-0 Werder Bremen
Bayern keep top spot in the Bundesliga this weekend with a win over Werder Bremen
04/21/2019 - 05:57 PM
Highlights: Wolves 0, Brighton 0
Neither Wolves nor Brighton could find a goal as the sides played to a scoreless draw.
04/20/2019 - 03:41 PM
Hoesen Sparks Quakes' 4-1 Rout of Sporting KC
Danny Hoesen scored twice in the first 12 minutes and the San Jose Earthquakes beat Sporting Kansas City 4-1 on Saturday night. Hoesen opened the scoring in the sixth minute, settling Aníbal Godoy's long pass between a pair of defenders and slipping past them for a close-range finish. Six minutes later, Hoesen broke free on Jackson Yueill's pass and slotted home a right-footed shot. The Earthquakes (2-5-0) took a 3-0 lead on the first sequence following the second-half kickoff capped by Shea Salinas' curling chip shot. Magnus Eriksson added a fourth goal in the 61st minute after his pass was deflected back at him by a Sporting KC defender. Felipe Gutiérrez converted a penalty for Sporting KC
04/20/2019 - 09:24 PM
When Juve's legacy began
A look back at 2012, the year Juventus' Serie A streak began.
04/20/2019 - 05:59 PM
Cristian Penilla's goal lifts Revolution over Red Bulls
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Cristian Penilla scored in the 73rd minute to help the New England Revolution beat the New York Red Bulls 1-0 on Saturday night. Penilla ran onto a perfectly weighted ball from Juan Fernando Caicedo and slotted it past goalkeeper Luis Robles from a narrow angle. Cody Cropper had five saves in his fourth start this year and the Revs (2-5-1) had their first clean sheet of the season. New England had lost five of its last six. The Red Bulls (1-4-2) are winless in five games, losing four over that span.
04/20/2019 - 01:00 AM
Players boycotting social media over racism receive abuse
Some soccer players in England boycotting social media in a protest against racism were targeted with abuse for posting about the 24-hour campaign. Talks with the social media companies are now being urgently sought by the Professional Footballers' Association, which coordinated the "Enough" campaign to demand a crackdown on racism by the platforms. There was silence on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram from many players from 0800 GMT Friday for 24 hours.
04/20/2019 - 04:20 PM
Extended highlights: Newcastle 3, Southampton 1
Newcastle got a hat trick from Ayoze Perez as they defeated Southampton 3-1.
04/20/2019 - 02:28 PM
I have years left playing at a high level - Falcao
The Monaco striker discusses his future with a year to go on his contract.
04/20/2019 - 01:11 AM
Extended highlights: West Ham 2, Leicester City 2
West Ham and Leicester City played to a 2-2 draw in an exciting, back-and-forth fixture.
04/20/2019 - 12:23 PM
Kitagawa squeezes it in from tight angle
Koya Kitagawa scored a stunning goal from a tight angle as Shimizu S-Pulse took on Cerezo Osaka in the J-League on Sunday.
04/20/2019 - 01:38 PM
Portland Timbers finally snap losing streak with 3-1 win over Caleb Porter's Columbus Crew
The Portland Timbers entered Saturday's game riding a five-game losing streak and holding a league-worst negative-11 goal differential. They were facing an uphill battle against a Columbus Crew team that hadn't allowed a goal at home in 354 minutes. It took less than 45 minutes for the Timbers to change the narrative. Portland (1-5-1, 4 points) scored twice in the first half en route to a massive 3-1 win over the Crew (4-3-1, 13 points) at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. The Timbers picked up their first win of the season with the victory and finally snapped their distressing losing streak. “Of course, it feels great,” Timbers coach Giovanni Savarese said. “We've been searching for this for
04/20/2019 - 09:31 PM
Mbappe's title, but PSG need to breathe new life into Qatari project
After being the star of France's 2018 World Cup triumph, Kylian Mbappe has been the standout player for Paris Saint-Germain in a Ligue 1 title-winning campaign that has been slightly marred by the manner in which they limped over the line. PSG finally wrapped up the title on Sunday second-placed after Lille failed to beat Toulouse, having not won any of their previous three games when the opportunity to confirm a sixth French crown in seven seasons was there. While Neymar once again went missing due to injury at the crucial point, Edinson Cavani has struggled with fitness too, and coach Thomas Tuchel has regularly lashed out at the lack of depth in his squad.
04/21/2019 - 11:50 AM
NYCFC shut down Rooney, DCU for first win (video)
The game in 100 words (or less): New York City remedied their rocky start to the 2019 season with a Sunday stroll through Audi Field and three points. D.C. United, on the other hand, looked a sad shell of their former selves, the side hotly picked to represent the Eastern Conference in MLS Cup 2019. Alexandru Mitrita and Heber bagged the goals for Domenec Torrent's side, which has lost just once in seven games to start the season and suddenly sits a point outside the East's seven playoff places. Heber stole the spotlight in his first MLS start, bagging NYCFC's second goal and notching a secondary assist on their first. Wayne Rooney and Luciano Acosta were mostly held in check, outside of set-piece
04/21/2019 - 07:55 PM
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