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‘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

‘Kick in the teeth’, but Arteta insists Arsenal will learn

The stats may make nervy reading after defeat at Porto in the Champions League last 16, but Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta insists his side will "learn" before the second leg in north London.The Gunners lost in stoppage time thanks to Galeno's superb s

‘Don’t criticise Haaland – he will shut your mouth’

Pep Guardiola warned Erling Haaland's critics "he will shut your mouth" after the prolific Norwegian boosted Manchester City's Premier League title hopes. That Chelsea setback came just days after Haaland's grandmother died, and City manager Guardiol

Glasner – the new Palace boss with an ‘intensity akin to Klopp’

Crystal Palace are a club in a Premier League relegation fight.Step forward Oliver Glasner. In the space of a few hours on Monday, the former Eintracht Frankfurt boss was appointed Palace manager after predecessor Roy Hodgson finally confirmed his ow

‘Hojlund shows Styles why he is Man Utd’s headline act’

Harry Styles provided a sprinkle of stardust in the Kenilworth Road directors' box but Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag was left celebrating his own latest headline act in Rasmus Hojlund.Styles, a United supporter and now a solo superstar after

Guardiola ‘not the man’ to tell Haaland how to score

Even the very best strikers occasionally have a day to forget, as Erling Haaland found in his side's draw against Chelsea on Saturday.The Premier League's top scorer had nine shots without scoring, his most in a single game without getting a goal in

Man City take ‘big step’ in WSL title race

Last updated on 16 February 202416 February 2024.From the section Women's FootballManchester City have taken a "big step" in the Women's Super League title race, says manager Gareth Taylor.They are trying to win a first league title in eight years, w

Mbappe tells PSG he plans to leave at end of season

Last updated on 15 February 202415 February 2024.From the section European FootballFrance striker Kylian Mbappe has told Paris St-Germain he intends to leave the club at the end of the season.The 25-year-old's deal with the Ligue 1 champions is sched

Kane ‘a shadow’ as ‘ugly’ Bayern continue to struggle

Last updated on 14 February 202414 February 2024.From the section European FootballWhen Harry Kane slashed Thomas Muller's cutback over the Lazio bar seven minutes into the Champions League last-16 first leg, the Bayern Munich forward would not have

Man City claim first-leg win at FC Copenhagen

Last updated on 13 February 202413 February 2024.From the section European FootballManchester City resumed their Champions League title defence with a comfortable victory at FC Copenhagen in the first leg of their last-16 tie.After Kevin de Bruyne ga

Gallagher scores twice as Chelsea win at Palace

Conor Gallagher scored twice as Chelsea came from behind to win at Selhurst Park and increase the pressure on Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson.The Blues dominated the opening period of the match but it was Palace who took the lead, with Jefferson L

Haller caps return from cancer with Afcon trophy

Seb Haller on Twitter/Getty ImagesBy Piers EdwardsBBC Sport AfricaShortly after he scored the goal that secured one of the most unlikely Africa Cup of Nations title wins for Ivory Coast, Sebastien Haller was doing a television interview which he had

‘In his absolute prime’ – Haaland adds to Man City ‘superpowers’

Kevin de Bruyne is back, Phil Foden is firing… and now Erling Haaland has found his shooting boots. So, how do you stop Manchester City?The defending champions have been building momentum for weeks but, until Saturday, they were doing it without an

Blue cards & sin-bins will ‘destroy’ game – Postecoglou

Last updated on 9 February 20249 February 2024.From the section FootballTottenham boss Ange Postecoglou says the possible introduction of blue cards and sin-bins would "destroy" the game.Football's lawmakers Ifab delayed plans to release information