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Category: Premier League

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Sports quiz of the week: power, money, fame and snooker

Who started quickly? Who is loaded? Who was not amused?Why was there a brief delay during the Masters snooker final between Stuart Bingham and Ali Carter on Sunday?Midway through a frame the players realised there were not enough balls on the table Car…

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Top footballers to mark Holocaust Memorial Day with anti-racism video

Video featuring Harry Kane and Stef Houghton to be shown at this weekend’s FA Cup matchesLeading football players and managers have taken part in a video to be shown at fourth-round FA Cup matches this weekend urging people to stand up against hatred a…

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Roberto Firmino’s late winner keeps Liverpool’s freakish run going at Wolves

This happens so often one would almost think it is normal. But what Liverpool are doing this season is freakish. Here they withstood fierce pressure from Wolves before claiming their 22nd victory from 23 Premier League matches, stretching their lead at…

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Wolves v Liverpool: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from the 8pm GMT game at MolineuxThe Fiver: sign up now and get our free daily football emailAnd feel free to email Nick or tweet @NickAmes82 1.03pm GMT Is this the night? Could it be? Are we going to be asking this question ever…

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The psychology of football rivalries

Why does supporting one club mean you have to hate another?By Paul Hyland for The BlizzardEveryone reading this probably has a favourite football team. I’d also be willing to bet that all of you have at least one football club that you hate. Maybe it’s…

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Jay Rodriguez’s bolt from the blue for Burnley shatters Manchester United

Burnley have a famous first win at Manchester United since 1962 and Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side must again regroup somehow. This was a defeat that speaks of their callowness and inability to turn possession into goals.Burnley were sharper at the busines…

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Tottenham’s Son Heung-min quells unrest with late winner to deny Norwich

The best anyone can say of this Tottenham performance is that it was a winning one and had the effect of putting an unhappy run to bed. They had not scored a league goal in open play since Dele Alli’s decider against Brighton on Boxing Day but the same…

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Tottenham’s Son Heung-min quells unrest with late winner to deny Norwich

The best anyone can say of this Tottenham performance is that it was a winning one and had the effect of putting an unhappy run to bed. They had not scored a league goal in open play since Dele Alli’s decider against Brighton on Boxing Day but the same…

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Ayoze Pérez’s late double deflates West Ham as Leicester regain swagger

Leicester got back their mojo but lost their talisman, as Jamie Vardy limped off here with a suspected glute injury. That did not matter against a dishevelled West Ham, as Brendan Rodgers’s side strutted to their first league win since New Year’s Day t…

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Manchester United v Burnley: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from the 8.15pm GMT kick-offLive scores: all the goals from the UK and EuropeAnd email Barry here or tweet @bglendenning 8.27pm GMT 11 min: Aaron Wan-Bissaka gets the better of Taylor and sends a low cross fizzing into the Manche…

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Leicester City v West Ham United: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from the 7.30pm GMT kick-off Live scores: all the goals from the UK and EuropeAnd email Simon here or tweet @Simon_Burnton 7.00pm GMT Tonight’s big scoreline (so far) comes from the Copa del Rey, where a Barcelona side including …

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Spurs are desperate for goals and must sign a striker this month

Tottenham have not scored in the Premier League in 2020. They have to bring in some backup for Harry KaneBy Ben McAleer for WhoScoredOne centimetre. That was the difference between one point and three points for Tottenham at Watford on Saturday. When I…

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Arteta praises Arsenal’s ‘spirit, fight and leadership’ after coming back to draw at Chelsea – video

Mikel Arteta was delighted with Arsenal’s spirit as they twice recovered from a goal down to snatch a point against Chelsea, whose failure to take advantage of David Luiz’s early red card infuriated Frank Lampard. ‘When someone makes a mistake, wh…

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Ancelotti recalls Champions League final defeat after Everton’s late collapse – video

Carlo Ancelotti shared sympathies with his Everton players after they gave away a 2-0 lead to Newcastle in the final minute of injury-time. ‘I lost the Champions League final after winning 3-0, it happens,’ said the Everton manager after the 2-2 draw. …

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Ancelotti recalls Champions League final defeat after Everton’s late collapse – video

Carlo Ancelotti shared sympathies with his Everton players after they gave away a 2-0 lead to Newcastle in the final minute of injury-time. ‘I lost the Champions League final after winning 3-0, it happens,’ said the Everton manager after the 2-2 draw. …

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Héctor Bellerín leaves it late to secure 10-man Arsenal a draw at Chelsea

Two inconsistent sides, two baffled managers. For Frank Lampard, this result was tough to take. Chelsea played against 10 men for more than an hour, took the lead twice and ended up dropping more points at home. They lacked creativity again and paid fo…

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Tyrone Mings last-gasp luck earns Aston Villa vital win over Watford

Tyrone Mings’s last-gasp winner lifted Aston Villa out of the relegation zone and ended Watford’s recent revival in dramatic style. The defender grabbed a fortunate deflection on Ezri Konsa’s shot in the fifth minute of stoppage time with virtually the…

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Florian Lejeune strikes twice in final minute as Newcastle draw at Everton

Carlo Ancelotti clasped his hands in utter disbelief. He was not alone. The Everton manager has inherited a team with a reputation for throwing points away but this was a spectacular implosion by even their standards. Two goals up in injury time, compl…

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Sergio Agüero’s tap-in for Manchester City breaks Sheffield United barrier

Sergio Agüero came off the bench to restore normal service for Manchester City, securing a win with a sharply taken goal when the defending champions appeared in danger of being held for a second game in succession.Certainly before Agüero’s introductio…

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Nathan Redmond keeps Southampton rising at expense of Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace became the latest victims of Southampton’s purple patch as goals from Nathan Redmond and Stuart Armstrong saw Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side record a fourth away win in succession in the Premier League.On a night that Wilfried Zaha renewed host…