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Sympathy, scepticism, Shearer – the end of the Ashley era?

Sympathy, scepticism, Shearer – the end of the Ashley era?

Ashley, who also owns retailer Sports Direct, has endured a fractious relationship with the club’s supporters since taking over in 2007 Former Newcastle United winger Chris Waddle says he “feels some sympathy” for Mike Ashley, who has put the Premier League club up for sale. Ashley has been a divisive figure since taking over in […]

Mahrez salvages Leicester point against West Brom

Mahrez salvages Leicester point against West Brom

Nacer Chadli’s goal was his sixth in the Premier League for West Brom since joining in 2016 Riyad Mahrez’s first goal of the season rescued a point for struggling Leicester City as West Bromwich Albion conceded another late equaliser. Nacer Chadli’s sublime free-kick – West Brom’s only shot on target – looked set to earn […]

Lovren accuses Lukaku of deliberately kicking him in face

Lovren accuses Lukaku of deliberately kicking him in face

Jurgen Klopp’s side had 19 shots but could not find a way past Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren accused Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku of deliberately kicking him in the face in Saturday’s Premier League match. The pair were involved in a clash shortly before half-time in the 0-0 draw […]

FA abuse inquiry chief receives counselling after hearing victims’ stories

FA abuse inquiry chief receives counselling after hearing victims’ stories

Police have spoken to at least 741 alleged victims who say they were abused through football The man leading the independent investigation into historical child sex abuse in football has received counselling to deal with the traumatic evidence he has heard. Barrister Clive Sheldon QC was asked by the Football Association to look into the […]

Kane is a ‘complete player’ – Real boss Zidane

Kane is a ‘complete player’ – Real boss Zidane

Former Real Madrid, Juventus and France attacking midfielder Zinedine Zidane was one of the best players of his generation BBC coverage How to follow: Listen on BBC Radio 5 live and BBC local radio; text commentary on the BBC Sport website Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has described Tottenham’s Harry Kane as a “complete player” […]

Why Koeman must hope to hang on until January – MOTD2 analysis

Why Koeman must hope to hang on until January – MOTD2 analysis

There is a lot of negativity towards Ronald Koeman from Everton fans at the moment, and I can understand why he is under so much pressure. Koeman’s side fought back for a point at Brighton on Sunday but they put in another very poor performance, and they have not played well all season. Normally, I […]

‘Like asking Ryan Giggs to fight Mike Tyson’ – it’s Garth’s team of the week

‘Like asking Ryan Giggs to fight Mike Tyson’ – it’s Garth’s team of the week

Manchester City were magnificent in their 7-2 thrashing of Stoke, which meant they opened a two-point lead at the top of the Premier League. Earlier on Saturday, their city rivals United drew 0-0 at arch-rivals Liverpool, before champions Chelsea suffered a surprise loss at Crystal Palace, who recorded their first league win of the season […]

Premier League stats: Does Jose really park the bus? And should Arsenal go aerial more often?

Premier League stats: Does Jose really park the bus? And should Arsenal go aerial more often?

In three Premier League games against Liverpool under Jose Mourinho, Manchester United have had an average 42.74% of possession As Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United go on the defensive, Pep Guardiola’s City cannot stop scoring. Elsewhere, Romelu Lukaku looks to drop an unwanted tag, Arsenal rise to bust some aerial myths and Crystal Palace finally score. […]

Saints twice come from behind to deny Newcastle

Saints twice come from behind to deny Newcastle

Southampton had scored just three goals at home this season before this game Manolo Gabbiadini marked his return to Southampton’s side by scoring both goals as battling Saints twice came from behind to deny Newcastle United victory in an entertaining game at St Mary’s. Isaac Hayden fired the Magpies ahead from 25 yards after goalkeeper […]

‘Like asking Ryan Giggs to fight Mike Tyson’ – it’s Garth’s team of the week

‘Like asking Ryan Giggs to fight Mike Tyson’ – it’s Garth’s team of the week

Manchester City were magnificent in their 7-2 thrashing of Stoke, which meant they opened a two-point lead at the top of the Premier League. Earlier on Saturday, their city rivals United drew 0-0 at arch-rivals Liverpool, before champions Chelsea suffered a surprise loss at Crystal Palace, who recorded their first league win of the season […]

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