Cristiano Ronaldo: ‘A phenomenal hat-trick and a staggering performance’ – Alan Shearer analysis

There are some people who think Cristiano Ronaldo is a problem for Manchester United, but god knows where they would be without him.I said a few weeks ago that, if it wasn't for Ronaldo, United would be far worse off than they are - and Saturday's ga

Roman Abramovich: Chelsea have credit card facilities temporarily suspended

Last updated on 11 March 202211 March 2022.From the section ChelseaChelsea's credit card facilities have been temporarily suspended while banks assess the implications of sanctions imposed on Russian billionaire owner Roman Abramovich.The club has be

Roman Abramovich: Chelsea fans urged to stop chanting name of owner

Last updated on 1 hour ago1 hour ago.From the section ChelseaChelsea supporters have been urged to stop chanting in support of the club's owner Roman Abramovich.Abramovich has been sanctioned by the UK government as part of its response to Russia's i

Roman Abramovich: Sanctions of Chelsea owner by UK government halt club’s sale

Roman Abramovich's attempt to sell Chelsea has been halted after the oligarch was sanctioned by the UK government as part of its response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.The freezing of Abramovich's assets, which include Chelsea, means the club canno

Liverpool 0-1 Inter Milan (2-1 on agg)

Last updated on 8 March 20228 March 2022.From the section European FootballJurgen Klopp said Liverpool deserve to be in the Champions League quarter-finals despite some "slapstick" finishing as they were beaten by Inter Milan in the second leg of the

Scotland v Ukraine World Cup play-off semi-final postponed

Scotland's World Cup play-off semi-final against Ukraine has been postponed.The nations were set to meet at Hampden on 24 March but Ukraine requested that Fifa moves the tie back following Russia's invasion of the country.As a result, the play-off fi

Man City 4-1 Man Utd: ‘City prove a point to anyone who doubted them’

It looked like Manchester City felt they had a point to prove against Manchester United on Sunday and their second-half performance was an emphatic statement to anyone who doubted them.This was a response I saw coming, too. City were always going to

Thomas Tuchel says Chelsea fans should not have chanted for Roman Abramovich at Burnley

Thomas Tuchel criticised Chelsea supporters who sang owner Roman Abramovich's name during a minute's applause for Ukraine before their 4-0 win over Burnley at Turf Moor.Some Chelsea fans chanted Russian Abramovich's name throughout the game, and were

Ukraine conflict: Ukraine and Man City’s Oleksandr Zinchenko on Russian invasion

Last updated on 4 March 20224 March 2022.From the section Man CityOleksandr Zinchenko has thanked the world for standing with Ukraine in an emotional interview with BBC Sport about the Russian invasion of his homeland.The 25-year-old Manchester City

Yuriy Vernydub: Sheriff Tiraspol manager ‘not afraid’ as he leaves Europa League side to fight in Ukraine

Six months ago Yuriy Vernydub was celebrating wildly at the Bernabeu. His Sheriff Tiraspol team had just produced one of the great Champions League shocks, beating Real Madrid 2-1. It was a seismic result for the Moldovan league winners, who come fro

Chelsea: Roman Abramovich says he plans to sell club

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Middlesbrough ‘buzzing’ with FA Cup upset of ‘typical Tottenham’

Middlesbrough continued their stunning FA Cup run amid dramatic scenes at the Riverside Stadium on Tuesday, with Alan Shearer saying Tottenham's defeat in the fifth round was "typical" of the north London club.Teenage substitute Josh Coburn scored th

Ukraine crisis: Fifa and Uefa suspend all Russian clubs and national teams

Russian football clubs and national teams have been suspended from all competitions by Fifa and Uefa after the country's invasion of Ukraine.The world and European football governing bodies said they would be banned "until further notice".It means th

Carabao Cup final: Liverpool’s win against Chelsea could turbocharge historic quadruple bid

Kepa Arrizabalaga was the Chelsea goalkeeper who refused to come off in a League Cup final. He could not wait to come on to face Liverpool in the same showpiece at Wembley two years later, but now probably wishes he had stayed in his seat. Kepa notor

Carabao Cup final: Chelsea and Liverpool meet in Wembley showpiece

Chelsea and Liverpool will meet in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley on Sunday to decide who wins the first domestic trophy of 2022.Thomas Tuchel and Jurgen Klopp have both been crowned European champions with their respective sides, but neither has w

Southampton 2-0 Norwich City: Saints edge closer to European places with win over bottom club

Southampton edged closer to the European places with a comfortable Premier League win over relegation-threatened Norwich at St Mary's.Che Adams scored the opening goal of the game for the hosts, flicking the ball past Canaries goalkeeper Angus Gunn a

Ukraine conflict: Champions League final moved from Russia to Paris

The 2022 Champions League final will be played in Paris after Russia was stripped of the match following the nation's invasion of Ukraine.The final of Europe's most prestigious club competition was due to be played in St Petersburg on 28 May.Followin

Burnley 1-0 Tottenham: Conte suggests he may not be right man to manage Tottenham

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte has suggested he may not be the right man to manage the club.Spurs lost for the fourth time in five Premier League games as Ben Mee's 71st-minute header boosted Burnley's battle against relegation.At the final whistle, a

Romelu Lukaku ‘taken out of the next fire’, so is Kai Havertz Chelsea’s short-term striker solution?

Last updated on 1 hour ago1 hour ago.From the section ChelseaThe questions directed at Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel before and after his side's Champions League last-16 first-leg win over Lille centred around Romelu Lukaku.After the 2-0 victory, whe

Romelu Lukaku: Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says ‘not time to laugh about’ striker

Last updated on 21 February 202221 February 2022.From the section ChelseaChelsea manager Thomas Tuchel said "it is not the time to laugh about" Romelu Lukaku after the £97.5m striker's recent struggles.Lukaku only touched the ball seven times in Sat

Manchester United: Ralf Rangnick says win at Leeds United ‘perfect response’ to unrest reports

Last updated on 20 February 202220 February 2022.From the section Premier LeagueManchester United manager Ralf Rangnick said his side's 4-2 win at Leeds was the "perfect response" to reports of unrest in his squad."We knew that it was an important wi

Man City 2-3 Tottenham: How Kane masterclass blew title race wide open

Last summer, Harry Kane was seen by many as the man to make sure Manchester City would retain the Premier League. Six months on, though, he may have just blown the title race wide open.The Tottenham striker did it in style too, with a scintillating s

Harry Maguire and Cristiano Ronaldo captaincy rift at Man Utd ‘nonsense’, says Ralf Rangnick

Manchester United interim boss Ralf Rangnick says reports of a rift between captain Harry Maguire and Cristiano Ronaldo are "absolutely nonsense".A story in the Mirror said the pair were "embroiled in a power struggle" over the club's captaincy. Rang

England 1-1 Canada: Lionesses held to draw in opening game of Arnold Clark Cup

England were "a little sloppy" and should have scored more goals against Olympic champions Canada in their opening match of the Arnold Clark Cup, says manager Sarina Wiegman.Millie Bright gave the Lionesses the lead with an excellent volley at Middle

Diogo Jota: Liverpool forward suffers ‘twisted ankle’ in Inter Milan win

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said the only negative from his team's 2-0 win over Inter Milan in the Champions League last-16 was an ankle injury to Diogo Jota.Jota was replaced at the start of the second half by Roberto Firmino, who opened the scoring