Category: International Sports

Rooney ‘apologised’ to Preston

Rooney ‘apologised’ to Preston

​Preston goalkeeper Thorsten Stuckmann claims that Wayne Rooney apologised for the way he won a penalty against him in Monday’s fifth round FA Cup tie. Manchester United and England skipper Rooney went down in the box to win the penalty after Stuckmann rushed off his line to challenge him towards the end of the game. [&hellip

Real too strong for Schalke

Real too strong for Schalke

​Real Madrid put themselves in a strong position to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Champions League after winning 2-0 at Schalke in the first leg of their last-16 tie. The defending champions were made to work hard by Roberto di Matteo’s side but took the lead in the 36th minute when Cristiano Ronaldo nodded [&hellip

Kolo retires from Ivory Coast

Kolo retires from Ivory Coast

Liverpool defender Kolo Toure has retired from international football a week after winning the Africa Cup of Nations with the Ivory Coast. The veteran defender is bringing to an end his 15-year international career after playing in Ivory Coast’s 2006, 2010 and 2014 World Cup squads as well as seven Africa Cup of Nations. “I [&hellip

Giroud double downs Boro

Giroud double downs Boro

​Olivier Giroud’s first-half double was enough to send holders Arsenal through to the FA Cup quarter-finals with a 2-0 win over Middlesbrough at the Emirates Stadium. The Frenchman scored twice in three minutes from close range to give Arsenal a comfortable lead at half-time, and that’s how it stayed as Champiosnhip high-flyers Boro failed to [&hellip

Messi hat-trick inspires Barca

Messi hat-trick inspires Barca

​Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick in his 300th Primera Division match as Barcelona thumped Levante 5-0 on Sunday. Neymar opened the scoring, with Messi adding the second in the 38th minute as Barcelona looked totally comfortable against their lowly opponents. The Argentina striker added his second and Barcelona’s third in the 59th minute as Luis [&hellip

Liverpool wait on Gerrard scan

Liverpool wait on Gerrard scan

Liverpool face an anxious wait over Steven Gerrard after he was sent for a scan on the hamstring he injured during Tuesday’s 3-2 win over Tottenham. Manager Brendan Rodgers was absent from the pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup tie at Crystal Palace – out of the country on ‘club business’ – but [&hellip

Van Gaal unmoved by criticism

Van Gaal unmoved by criticism

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says he is not worried by Paul Scholes’ criticism of his team’s style of football. United legend Scholes claimed he was not impressed by the brand of football being played under the Dutchman this season, criticising the current crop for not taking enough risks, nor playing in the “traditional [&hellip

City rally to sweep Stoke aside

City rally to sweep Stoke aside

​Manchester City returned to winning ways in impressive style as they produced a brilliant second-half display to beat Stoke City 4-1 at the Britannia. Sergio Aguero gave the Premier League champions the lead in the 33rd minute with a brilliant solo effort but Stoke quickly replied through Peter Crouch’s stooping header. City played with more [&hellip

Ivanovic ‘should have seen red’

Ivanovic ‘should have seen red’

Everton boss Roberto Martinez felt Branislav Ivanovic should have been dismissed during their last-gasp 1-0 defeat to Chelsea on Wednesday night. Tempers flared in the closing stages when Gareth Barry tripped Willian, earning a second yellow card, before Ivanovic motioned his head towards James McCarthy in the resulting fracas. The Everton substitute was booked for [&hellip

Lambert sacked by Aston Villa

Lambert sacked by Aston Villa

Aston Villa have sacked managerrPaul Lambert after a miserable run of results. Villa’s 2-0 defeat to Hull City on Tuesday night was the last straw for the club’s board. The defeat saw them slip into the relegation zone for the first time this season – they were third from bottom ahead of Wednesday night’s Premier [&hellip