Category: International Sports

Spurs and United in stalemate

Spurs and United in stalemate

​Manchester United failed to make the most of a dominant first-half display as they were held to a goalless draw by Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. Juan Mata went closest to breaking the deadlock in the opening 45 minutes with a free-kick that hit the post and was hacked away on the line. Ashley [&hellip

Wenger: Giroud deserved red

Wenger: Giroud deserved red

Arsene Wenger admitted Olivier Giroud’s red card for violent conduct in Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Leicester was fully deserved. The Frenchman was dismissed early in the first half for headbutting Nedum Onuoha after claiming he was pushed by the defender when going in to block QPR goalkeeper Rob Green’s clearance. Arsenal held on with the [&hellip

Villa win Agbonlahor appeal

Villa win Agbonlahor appeal

​Aston Villa forward Gabriel Agbonlahor has had the red card he received against Manchester United rescinded. The 28-year-old was dismissed during the 1-1 draw at Villa Park on Saturday for a challenge on Ashley Young. Villa appealed the decision on Monday morning, and the verdict by the Football Association means Agbonlahor will be available for [&hellip

Cook puts on a brave face

Cook puts on a brave face

Alastair Cook put a brave face on his sacking as England’s one-day captain as he took on Test team-mate James Anderson in a one-leg shoot-out at the World Darts Championship. Cook was told on Sunday he had lost the captaincy, as well as his place in England’s World Cup squad, but he refused to be [&hellip

Villa to appeal over Agbonlahor red

Villa to appeal over Agbonlahor red

​Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert says he will be speaking to referees’ chief Mike Riley about Gabby Agbonlahor’s red card against Manchester United. The striker was sent off following a collision with United winger Ashley Young in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Villa Park that looked like a 50-50 challenge. Agbonlahor’s dismissal was Villa’s second red [&hellip

Carrick is England’s best – Ferguson

Carrick is England’s best – Ferguson

​Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says Michael Carrick is “the best English player” around. Louis van Gaal’s side have won six out of seven games since Carrick, 33, came back from an ankle injury in November. “I think Michael’s the best central midfielder in English football,” Ferguson told BT Sport. “I think he’s [&hellip

Wenger: How I signed Sanchez

Wenger: How I signed Sanchez

A​rsene Wenger says it was Arsenal’s consistency and style of play that convinced Alexis Sanchez to choose London over Liverpool. Sanchez makes the trip to Anfield on Super Sunday for the first time since he turned down Liverpool in the summer in favour of a move to Arsenal. And Wenger has little sympathy for opposite [&hellip

Balotelli banned for one game

Balotelli banned for one game

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been handed a one-match ban by the Football Association following his controversial post on social media. iThe 24-year-old has also been fined £25,000, warned as to his future conduct and ordered to attend an education programme. A Liverpool spokesperson told Sky Sports News HQ: ”The club acknowledges the decision reached by the [&hellip

FIFA ethics investigator resigns

FIFA ethics investigator resigns

The lawyer tasked with investigations into World Cup corruption claims has resigned over the handling of his findings. Michael Garcia issued a resignation statement on Wednesday due to “lack of leadership” at the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). The resignation from the FIFA ethics committee came a day after the association presented a 42-page [&hellip

Herrera denies match-fixing

Herrera denies match-fixing

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has denied any involvement in a match-fixing scandal in Spain. Herrera is accused with a group of other players of paying another team to deliberately lose a match three years ago while at Real Zaragoza. Swansea winger Jefferson Montero, who was at Villareal at the time but on loan to [&hellip