‘There is life in Ten Hag yet as Man Utd manager’

Erik ten Hag's future as Manchester United manager was never going to be definitively shaped by one game but even the taciturn Dutchman must have known how much was riding on the FA Cup quarter-final meeting with Liverpool at Old Trafford.A defeat wo

‘Newcastle must salvage season heading for anti-climax’

Newcastle United's long wait to win a trophy will now extend to 56 years and manager Eddie Howe must mount a salvage operation to stop a season of expectation ending as one of desperate anti-climax followed by heavy scrutiny.City's goals were both la

‘I let myself down’ – Hayes on relationship comments

Chelsea manager Emma Hayes says she let herself down with comments about relationships between players.In a news conference on Thursday, she said player-coach relationships and player-to-player relationships are "inappropriate" and hard for coaches t

‘We want to achieve more’ – Villa enjoy night ‘to remember’

Aston Villa captain John McGinn wants more memorable European nights after helping the club into the quarter-finals of the Europa Conference League.Villa beat four-time European champions Ajax 4-0 at home to move into the last eight of a major Europe

‘Unreal’ – The best Premier League comeback win in 20 years

On a night when all eyes were on the Champions League, the Premier League witnessed its biggest comeback win in more than 20 years.Away from the television cameras and the drama in Madrid and Dortmund, Bournemouth and Luton played out one of the most

Raya delivers when it matters most on crucial night for Arsenal

David Raya settled all lingering arguments about manager Mikel Arteta's judgement and his status as Arsenal's first-choice goalkeeper amid the sound and fury of a dramatic Champions League win over Porto at Emirates Stadium.Raya's uncertain start as

Man Utd face Chelsea in Women’s FA Cup semi-final

Manchester United will face holders Chelsea - a repeat of last season's final - in the Women's FA Cup semi-finals.Tottenham and Leicester, both in the last four for the first time, will meet in the other semi.Chelsea, who beat Manchester United 1-0 i

The hype is real – five Liverpool v Man City talking points

It was hyped as the game of the Premier League season so far and it didn't disappoint.Leaders Arsenal are only above Liverpool on goal difference, while champions Manchester City are just one point behind them in third."What a game," said former Live

‘We wanted to win for him’ – Ramsdale’s rollercoaster as Arsenal go top

Eventually Aaron Ramsdale was able to break out into a relieved smile.Ramsdale was not laughing, however, for most of the previous hour.During that period it looked as though his error - hesitating on a backpass and seeing Brentford equalise when his

‘I see excellence when I face it’ – Klopp on Guardiola

Last updated on 8 March 20248 March 2024.From the section Premier LeaguePremier League leaders Liverpool host champions Manchester City on Sunday with both sides chasing history in a huge clash at the top of the table.With the Carabao Cup already sec

A fitting finale? The rivalry that has dominated English football

Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola's rivalry has both dominated and changed English football.The Liverpool manager and his Manchester City counterpart have fought out epic title battles - and their Premier League rivalry could be set for a fitting final

‘A team that believes’ – can anyone stop Man City ‘juggernaut’?

"We are a team that believes we can do it."When you look at Manchester City's form in Europe and domestically, manager Pep Guardiola's words should be a surprise to no-one.The Champions League holders swept aside Copenhagen 6-2 on aggregate to reach

Kane scores two as stylish Bayern beat Lazio to reach quarter-finals

Harry Kane scored two to help Bayern Munich overturn a first-leg deficit against Lazio and advance to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.Trailing 1-0 from the first leg in Rome, Bayern looked set for a frustrating night until Kane's header le

‘One of worst displays I’ve ever seen’ – Sheff Utd’s new low

If it was a boxing match, the referee would have stopped it. If this was baseball, they would have invoked the mercy rule. If this was a park game, they would have mixed up the teams.The first half of Sheffield United's match against Arsenal was as o

‘Best in league’ Foden scores twice as Man City fight back to win derby

Pep Guardiola hailed Phil Foden as the "best player in the Premier League right now" after his second-half double ensured Manchester City came from behind to beat Manchester United at Etihad Stadium.In a game packed with international stars, it was t

‘It’s never over’ – Liverpool proving kings of the late winner

Last updated on 2 March 20242 March 2024.From the section LiverpoolAs the clocked ticked past 98 minutes at the City Ground, it was looking like a day to forget for Liverpool.Two points dropped at relegation-threatened Nottingham Forest and the initi

Bayern drop points again with draw at Freiburg

Bayern Munich could end the weekend 10 points off the top of the Bundesliga after dropping points against Freiburg.Christian Gunter fired the mid-table hosts into a lead with a fine 20-yard strike.Bayern thought they had turned it round through Mathy

The end for Pogba and what should have been?

Paul Pogba's career could be over after his four-year ban for doping with the feeling that the 30-year-old Juventus midfielder never fulfilled his potential.The former Manchester United player, who won the World Cup with France, was supremely talente

‘Best day of my life’ – Danns double takes Liverpool past Southampton

Teenager Jayden Danns called it "the best day of my life" after scoring twice off the bench as Liverpool beat Southampton to set up an FA Cup quarter-final tie with Manchester United.There was also a dream debut for Danns' fellow 18-year-old Lewis Ko

‘We are coming’ – ‘machine’ Haaland predicts ‘exciting times’

Erling Haaland delivered an emphatic and ominous warning to Manchester City's rivals after scoring five goals in their 6-2 win at Luton in the FA Cup.The Norway striker, 23, made history as the first City player to score five in a game more than once

Moyes ‘not going away’ after Bowen gives West Ham win over Brentford

West Ham manager David Moyes says he will leave discussions over a new contract until the end of the season, but has no plans to "be going away".Moyes had been coming under pressure from some supporters after a poor run of results, but watched his si

‘Klopp’s Liverpool defy logic – and are not finished yet’

Jurgen Klopp revealed his desire to write another chapter in Liverpool's "wonderful book" before taking his leave at the end of the season, but this Carabao Cup final victory over Chelsea provided an unlikely story even by his own remarkable standard

‘We are living the dream’ – ‘efficient’ Arsenal showing ‘no fear’

It has been some start to 2024 for Arsenal.A sixth successive victory in the Premier League, 25 goals scored during that run and just three goals conceded - they are in the title fight and look determined to stay there. The Gunners, of course, were i

Clinton scores on ‘dream debut’ as England hit seven

Last updated on 23 February 202423 February 2024.From the section Women's FootballGrace Clinton had a "dream debut" as she scored for England in their thrashing of Austria in a friendly match, said manager Sarina Wiegman.Midfielder Clinton, on loan a

Former Barcelona defender Alves guilty of nightclub rape

ReutersBy Vanessa BuschschlüterBBC NewsA court in Spain has found former Barcelona and Brazil footballer Dani Alves guilty of raping a woman in a Barcelona nightclub.He has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison.The 40-year-old, who is on