Category: International Sports

Newcastle upset holders City

Newcastle upset holders City

An understrength Newcastle pulled off a big Capital One Cup shock by beating holders Manchester City 2-0 to book their place in the quarter-finals. United boss Alan Pardew fielded an extremely inexperienced side, featuring six changes from the weekend league win at Tottenham, but he was rewarded with an energetic and committed display from his [&hellip

Chelsea survive Shrews scare

Chelsea survive Shrews scare

​A late own goal earned Chelsea a narrow 2-1 win over a determined Sky Bet League Two side Shrewsbury Town in the Capital One Cup fourth round. The hosts were first to everything in the first half, and the gulf between the pair looked non-existent as the Shrews more than held their own. Micky Mellon’s [&hellip

Austin’s double beats Villa

Austin’s double beats Villa

​Queens Park Rangers moved off the foot of the Premier League with a 2-0 victory over Aston Villa at Loftus Road. Charlie Austin opened the scoring on 17 minutes and added the second on 69 minutes to give QPR only their second win in the league this season.​ The first goal arrived when Bobby Zamona [&hellip

Van Persie rescues Man Utd

Van Persie rescues Man Utd

A last-gasp equaliser from Robin van Persie gave Manchester United a dramatic 1-1 draw against Chelsea at Old Trafford. Didier Drogba rolled back the years to hand the Blues the lead with a trademark near-post header – his first Premier League goal since March 2012. Jose Mourinho looked set for victory in the battle against [&hellip

South African footballer shot dead

South African footballer shot dead

South Africa’s football captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa has died after being shot, South African police say. The incident reportedly happened at Meyiwa’s girlfriend’s house in Vosloorus, south of Johannesburg. The 27-year-old played for Orlando Pirates and had played in South Africa’s last four Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. On Saturday, he was in action [&hellip

Van Gaal: Jose always special

Van Gaal: Jose always special

​Louis van Gaal has played down his role in Jose Mourinho’s development, saying the Chelsea manager became the Special One all by himself. The two first met 17 years ago when the Dutchman appointed Mourinho to his coaching staff at Barcelona, a role he kept for a three-year period in which the Catalan club won [&hellip

Gladbach ready to challenge Bayern

Gladbach ready to challenge Bayern

Matchday nine in the Bundesliga sees a classic match-up from the 1970s become a modern day classic as Bayern take on Gladbach. Elsewhere, Leverkusen host Schalke and Bremen’s Robin Dutt faces a decisive game vs. Cologne. Gladbach fans, and perhaps even most Bundesliga fans, will be hoping that Lucien Favre’s side can topple the mighty [&hellip

Lamela wonder-goal in Spurs win

Lamela wonder-goal in Spurs win

​A wondrous goal from Erik Lamela and a Harry Kane hat-trick helped Tottenham earn a 5-1 home win over Asteras Tripolis in Thursday’s Europa League clash, with Kane finishing the game in goal after Hugo Lloris was sent off. The Premier League side had yet to taste victory in Group C prior to kick-off at [&hellip

Real roll over Liverpool

Real roll over Liverpool

Real Madrid produced a first-half masterclass as they overpowered Liverpool 3-0 in their Champions League Group B clash at Anfield. Cristiano Ronaldo netted his 70th Champions League goal with a stunning finish to set Real on their way midway through the first half. Karim Benzema added a second on 30 minutes with a brilliant looping [&hellip

Sunderland fans offered refunds

Sunderland fans offered refunds

​ Sunderland players have offered to refund fans who made the long trip to Southampton to see their side beaten 8-0 in the Premier League on Saturday. Own goals from Santiago Vergini and Liam Bridcutt and strikes from Graziano Pelle (2), Jack Cork, Dusan Tadic, Victor Wanyama and Sadio Mane condemned Sunderland to their heaviest [&hellip