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Granit Xhaka: Arsenal captain says ‘I reached boiling point’

Granit Xhaka was booed by fans as he was substituted in the 61st minute of Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka says he “reached boiling point” following repeated threats to his wife and daughter, as he explained his angry confrontation with fans on Sunday. The Swiss midfielder …

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Real Madrid closes gap with Barca after routine win

Substitute Luka Jovic scored his first goal for Real Madrid since joining from Eintracht Frankfurt for a reported 60m euros in the summer Real Madrid moved within a point of La Liga leaders Barcelona by returning to winning ways with a routine home victory against struggling Leganes. After Brazilian teenager …

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Ancelotti gets sent off

Carlo Ancelotti joined Napoli in 2018 after managing a host of Europe’s top clubs Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis says “buffoonery from the referee” led to coach Carlo Ancelotti and his assistant being sent off in the 2-2 Serie A draw with Atalanta. In a fiery end to the game, …

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Rashford shines for Manchester United

Marcus Rashford has scored four goals in two games against Chelsea this season Marcus Rashford’s sensational free-kick winner was like something Cristiano Ronaldo would produce, Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said after his side beat Chelsea to reach the Carabao Cup quarter-finals. The England striker gave United the lead …

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Liverpool wins Arsenal over penalties

Liverpool v Arsenal is the highest-scoring fixture in the history of the League Cup, with 47 goals scored in the 15 games Liverpool’s dramatic penalty shootout victory over Arsenal sealed their place in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup after 10 goals were scored in a thrilling contest at Anfield. …

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Messi scores twice in Barcelona routine wun

Messi has scored 16 direct free-kick goals since 2016-17, 10 more than any other player in Europe’s top five leagues Lionel Messi scored two goals and provided two assists as Barcelona thrashed Real Valladolid 5-1 to return to the top of La Liga. Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet drove in an …

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Man City thrash Southampton three to one

Sergio Aguero took his goal tally to 12 for the season Holders Manchester City eased into the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup after seeing off a Southampton side who were focused on damage limitation after their humiliating home loss against Leicester. Saints, who had shipped nine goals against the Foxes …

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Ronnie O’Sullivan suffers first defeat against Dominic Dale

Dale has won two ranking titles, the 1997 Grand Prix and the 2007 Shanghai Masters Five-time world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan suffered his first defeat against Welshman Dominic Dale at the World Open in Yushan, China. In a qualifying round match, Dale took the first two frames before O’Sullivan responded with …

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Granada go top of La Liga with win over Real Betis

Real Betis dropped into the relegation zone with the defeat Granada went to the top of La Liga with victory over Real Betis. The Andalusian club, who were promoted from the second tier in the summer, took advantage of El Clasico being postponed to move up from sixth to top with 20 …

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Jonny earns vital draw for Wolves

Jonny’s equaliser was just his second Premier League goal for Wolves and first since September 2018 A close-range finish from Jonny ensured Wolves fought back to earn a battling point against Newcastle at St James’ Park. Spaniard Jonny volleyed home from six yards after goalkeeper Martin Dubravka had fumbled Matt …

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Manchester United beat Norwich to secure vital 3 points

Scott McTominay’s goal was Manchester United’s 2,000th in the Premier League Manchester United won a Premier League away game for the first time since February and would have beaten Norwich by more if not for two Tim Krul penalty saves. United’s two first-half goals came moments after outstanding Krul stops. …

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Crystal Palace shares points with Arsenal

Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka stormed down the tunnel after being jeered by home supporters Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka was involved in an angry confrontation with his own supporters as Crystal Palace came from two goals down to earn a point in an ill-tempered atmosphere at Emirates Stadium. The Gunners were …

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Liverpool comes from behind to secure crucial 3 points

Mo Salah scored a penalty in June’s Champions League final win over Tottenham Liverpool needed two second-half goals to come from behind to beat Tottenham at Anfield and restore their six-point lead at the top of the table. Harry Kane scored within 48 seconds of kick-off and keeper Paulo Gazzaniga …

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England 19-7 New Zealand: Eddie Jones’ side beat All Blacks to reach World Cup final

2019 Rugby World Cup semi-final England: (10) 19 Try: Tuilagi Con: Farrell Pen: Ford 4 New Zealand: (0) 7 Try: Savea Con: Mo’unga England are into their first Rugby World Cup final in 12 years after a brilliant demolition of three-time world champions New Zealand. England had stormed into a 10-0 lead, Manu Tuilagi’s second-minute try and a long-range penalty …

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England beat New Zealand to make World Cup final

Having not won a knock-out game in 2011 and failed to get out of the pool stages in 2015, England have made the Rugby World Cup final in 2019 with a sensational 19-7 win over defending champions New Zealand. It was no smash-and-grab intercept-and-a-lucky-bounce victory either. After Manu Tuilagi’s score …

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