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‘Not many teams dominate Juve’ – just how impressive was Spurs’ comeback?

‘Not many teams dominate Juve’ – just how impressive was Spurs’ comeback?

Harry Kane has scored more goals (nine) in his first nine Champions League matches than anyone else Tottenham’s comeback from 2-0 down to draw away to Juventus helped get the Champions League knockout stages off to an exciting start. Few teams leave Juventus’ Allianz Stadium with a goal to their name, let alone a draw […]

Retired Mason was ‘100% sure’ of return until last scan

Retired Mason was ‘100% sure’ of return until last scan

Mason (left) won his sole England cap in the 1-1 draw against Italy in 2015 Ryan Mason says he was “100% sure” he would return to football until just a few weeks ago. The Hull City midfielder, 26, announced his retirement from football on Tuesday, after suffering a fractured skull against Chelsea in 2017. A […]

Nacional fined and fans banned for ‘sick’ plane crash taunts

Media playback is not supported on this device Chapecoense: The day football wept Nacional have been fined $80,000 (£57,500) and their fans banned for three games after some taunted Chapecoense about the plane crash which killed 19 players and staff. During a Copa Libertadores match in January, some fans of the Uruguayan club made gestures […]

Do Premier League teams really need 40 points to avoid relegation?

Do Premier League teams really need 40 points to avoid relegation?

West Brom are currently bottom of the Premier League, seven points from Huddersfield in 17th place The 40-point mark – the magic number that supposedly guarantees Premier League survival. But with such a compelling relegation scrap this year, we need to ask, is it still true? After joining the club in December, West Brom manager […]

Spurs fight back for spirited draw at Juventus

Spurs fight back for spirited draw at Juventus

Harry Kane has scored seven of Tottenham’s 16 Champions League goals this season Tottenham produced a brilliant comeback to draw at Juventus after a disastrous start to their Champions League last-16 first leg in Turin. Mauricio Pochettino’s side were 2-0 down inside 10 minutes after Gonzalo Higuain followed up a sumptuous volley with a penalty, […]

‘Extraordinary’ Gundogan helps Man City close in on quarter-finals

‘Extraordinary’ Gundogan helps Man City close in on quarter-finals

Ilkay Gundogan has now scored nine goals for Manchester City since joining in June 2016 Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola praised “extraordinary” Ilkay Gundogan as his side took a giant step towards the Champions League quarter-finals with a comfortable win at Basel. City took command of the last-16 first-leg tie within half an hour in […]

Hull midfielder Mason forced to retire at 26 after fracturing skull

Hull midfielder Mason forced to retire at 26 after fracturing skull

Ryan Mason clashed heads with Gary Cahill in the first half of the Premier League match between Hull City and Chelsea on 22 January 2017 Hull City midfielder Ryan Mason has been forced to retire at the age of 26 as a result of the fractured skull he suffered against Chelsea in 2017. Mason, who […]

West Brom: Chairman John Williams and chief executive Martin Goodman sacked

West Brom: Chairman John Williams and chief executive Martin Goodman sacked

West Brom have lost their past three Premier League matches, conceding nine goals West Brom have sacked chairman John Williams and chief executive Martin Goodman as owner Guochuan Lai responded to the club’s poor run of form. The Baggies lost 3-0 at Chelsea on Monday and are bottom of the Premier League table with 11 […]

Conte praises fans after Chelsea win eases pressure

Conte praises fans after Chelsea win eases pressure

Eden Hazard helped Chelsea to their first home league win of 2018 Chelsea manager Antonio Conte praised the club’s fans for sticking by him, after a comfortable win over West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge eased the pressure on the Italian. Conte’s Chelsea future had been placed under the harshest spotlight after successive heavy losses […]

Hazard scores twice as Chelsea ease pressure on Conte

Hazard scores twice as Chelsea ease pressure on Conte

This was Chelsea’s first home league win of 2018 Chelsea eased the pressure on manager Antonio Conte with a comfortable win over West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge. Conte’s Chelsea future has been placed under the harshest spotlight following heavy losses to Bournemouth and Watford – but a victory that takes them back up to […]

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