Category: International Sports

Van Persie off penalty duties

Van Persie off penalty duties

​Louis van Gaal has relieved Robin van Persie of penalty-taking duties for Manchester United following his miss in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to West Brom. Van Persie had the chance to grab a valuable point for United 11 minutes later when referee Anthony Taylor ruled Saido Berahino had handled Antonio Valencia’s cross in his own box. [&hellip

Injured Sturridge flies to USA

Injured Sturridge flies to USA

​Liverpool striker has flown to the USA for treatment on his injured hip, manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed. The 25-year-old is in America to see Dr Peter Asnis, an orthopaedic surgeon linked to club owners Fenway Sports Group’s other sports interest, the Boston Red Sox. This is the second time Sturridge has flown across the [&hellip

Delph steers Villa into final

Delph steers Villa into final

​Aston Villa produced a stunning fightback to beat Liverpool 2-1 at Wembley and reach their first FA Cup final for 15 years. Tim Sherwood’s side will now face Arsenal in next month’s final but found themselves a goal behind on the half hour mark as PFA Player of the Year nominee Philippe Coutinho opened the [&hellip

Wenger retains title hopes

Wenger retains title hopes

​Arsene Wenger is refusing to throw in the towel in the title race insisting Arsenal can still reel in Chelsea. The Emirates manager, however, admits Jose Mourinho’s leaders must slip up against Manchester United on Saturday Night Football. Chelsea currently have a seven-point lead and a game in hand over the Londoners ahead of a [&hellip

Drogba to play on next season

Drogba to play on next season

​Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has revealed he plans to carry on playing next season. The 37-year-old is in his second spell at Stamford Bridge after returning last summer. And asked if he has decided his future, the Ivory Coast forward said: “Yes I have and it’s not going to be my last season.” Drogba has [&hellip

No goals in feisty Madrid derby

No goals in feisty Madrid derby

​Jan Oblak made a string of saves to earn Atletico Madrid a 0-0 draw against rivals Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash. The goalkeeper made several superb stops, twice denying both Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez as the visitors dominated possession in the opening period and looked to take [&hellip

United outclass City in derby

United outclass City in derby

​Manchester United snapped their losing run against Manchester City in convincing style with a 4-2 victory over their rivals at Old Trafford. City were bidding for a fifth successive derby win and took the lead in the eighth minute as Sergio Aguero tapped in David Silva’s cross. But United responded well, levelling in the 14th [&hellip

Liverpool reach FA Cup semis

Liverpool reach FA Cup semis

​Liverpool set up an FA Cup semi-final clash against Aston Villa after edging Blackburn 1-0 thanks to Philippe Coutinho’s winning goal at Ewood Park. The Merseysiders grabbed the winner 20 minutes from time in the quarter-final replay thanks to a fine individual goal by the Brazil international. Two days ago, in the wake of the [&hellip

Rodgers rubbishes crisis talk

Rodgers rubbishes crisis talk

​Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has hit back at reports of a ‘crisis meeting’ at the club’s training ground on Sunday after the dismal defeat at Arsenal 24 hours earlier. A story in Monday’s Daily Mirror said the Anfield boss had accused several players of “not playing for him” in a meeting at Melwood following their capitulation in [&hellip

Rodgers: Sterling stays put

Rodgers: Sterling stays put

​Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists Raheem Sterling will not leave the club this summer and says the forward made a mistake in giving an unauthorised interview. The England star caused controversy earlier in the week when he admitted turning down a recent £100,000-a-week contract offer but he remains tied to the Anfield club until the [&hellip