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  • Barry shines as Valletta ease past Wanderers

    Barry shines as Valletta ease past Wanderers

    Valletta 3Cremona 3; Barry 20, 55;Sliema Wanderers 1Potezica 90; All the talk during the week had been on the controversies that characterised Valletta’s 3-1 defeat to Hibernians in their top-of-the-table clash. Mindful of the effect that costly...

  • Haruna breaks Qormi’s hearts

    Haruna breaks Qormi’s hearts

    Birkirkara 2Haruna 45, 90;Qormi 0 The 2-0 scoreline might suggest that Birkirkara enjoyed a straightforward win but it was anything but. On another frustrating afternoon for the misfiring Stripes, the only positives for coach Paul Zammit were the...

  • Juventus motivated for Super Cup clash

    Juventus have just as much motivation as today’s rivals Napoli to win the Italian Supercoppa final, according to Bianconeri coach Massimiliano Allegri. The teams square off at Doha’s Jassim Bin Hamad stadium for the first title of the...

  • Inter rally to take point against Lazio

    Inter rally to take point against Lazio

    Felipe Anderson and Mateo Kovacic exchanged goals of real quality as Inter fought back to rescue a 2-2 draw with Lazio at San Siro last night. Inter boss Roberto Mancini glowered from the touchline after watching Felipe Anderson score his first...

  • Dundee Utd beat Celtic

    Dundee United boss Jackie McNamara masterminded his first victory over former club Celtic as a 2-1 Tannadice win fired the Tangerines back into the Scottish Premiership title race yesterday. Celtic were going for nine league wins in a row but...

  • Late Skrtel goal rescues Liverpool

    Late Skrtel goal rescues Liverpool

    Liverpool’s heavily-bandaged Martin Skrtel headed a goal deep in stoppage time to spare them another deflating Premier League defeat as they snatched a 2-2 home draw with Arsenal yesterday Inferior for most of the match, Arsenal still led with...

  • Okechukwu’s goal puts St George’s in contention

    St George’s 1St Andrew’s 0 A Gabrielle Okechukwu strike early in the second half was enough for St George’s to take all three points against promotion contenders St Andrew’s at the Centenary Stadium. St Andrew’s could have gone top of the...

  • Football results

    Primera LigaVillarreal vs Deportivo 3-0; Rayo Vallecano vs Espanyol 1-3; Granada vs Getafe 1-1; Elche vs Malaga 1-2; A. Bilbao vs A. Madrid 1-4. Leading standings: R. Madrid 39; Barcelona 38; A. Madrid 35; Valencia 31; Villarreal, Sevilla, Malaga...

  • Football news

    Allowing independent panels to punish players retrospectively for diving and other infringements would be a “disaster”, according to Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. Chelsea had Willian and Diego Costa booked for simulation in a recent 2-0 Premier...

  • Sporting briefs

    Rangers: Ally McCoist’s three-and-a-half year reign as Rangers boss has finally come to an end after the club confirmed he has been put on gardening leave. It was announced last week that the 52-year-old had handed in his resignation but McCoist...

  • Updated: Inter fight back for Lazio point

    Updated: Inter fight back for Lazio point

    Felipe Anderson and Mateo Kovacic exchanged goals of real quality as Inter fought back to rescue a 2-2 draw with Lazio at San Siro. Inter boss Roberto Mancini glowered from the touchline after watching Felipe Anderson score his first brace in...

  • Valletta too strong for Sliema

    Valletta too strong for Sliema

    VALLETTA-3, SLIEMA WANDERERS-1 Valletta put their upset to Hibs behind them as they produced a clinical performance to beat Sliema Wanderers 3-1. Hamza Barry took centre-stage for the champions after the Gambian scored a brace, his second all but...

  • Skrtel rescues Liverpool against Arsenal, Sunderland win derby

    Skrtel rescues Liverpool against Arsenal, Sunderland win derby

    A stoppage time goal by a heavily-bandaged Martin Skrtel spared Liverpool another deflating defeat as they drew 2-2 at home to Arsenal in the Premier League. Inferior for most of the match, Arsenal had led with goals from French duo Mathieu...

  • Haruna brace boosts Birkirkara

    Haruna brace boosts Birkirkara

    BIRKIRKARA-2, QORMI-0 Shola Shodiya Haruna scored a brace as Birkirkara returned to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over Qormi. Haruna was on target in the dying stages of both halves to rescue Birkirkara who were below-par for most of the...

  • Hibs hit stride in second half

    Hibs hit stride in second half

    Pietà Hotspurs 0Hibernians 3Edison 61, 88; Failla 63; Hibernians’ relentless run continued yesterday as the runaway Premier League leaders recovered from a slow start to see off lowly Pietà Hotspurs. It was far from an impressive performance from...

  • Three sent off as Balzan down Mosta

    Balzan 1Bilbao Zarate 49;Mosta 0 Balzan leapfrogged Mosta into fourth place after recording an uplifting 1-0 victory in a tense game. Oliver Spiteri’s men had to wait 10 games and three months to register their fifth league win as they overcame...

  • Aboulezz gives Tarxien a timely tonic

    Aboulezz gives Tarxien a timely tonic

    Naxxar Lions 0Tarxien Rainbows 1Aboulezz 35; Firas Aboulezz marked his return to the Tarxien Rainbows fold by scoring the all-important goal which gave the Premier League strugglers victory over Naxxar Lions. It was a timely boost for Clive...

  • Samb the hero and villain in Greens’ win

    Żebbuġ Rangers 1Britto 70;Floriana 4Samb 4, 10; Plut 78; Piciollo 80; Amadou Samb was the hero and villain of the piece. Returning from suspension, Samb served up an instant reminder of his qualities, hitting a quick brace inside the opening 10...

  • City go joint top on points with Chelsea

    City go joint top on points with Chelsea

    David Silva sparkled for Manchester City with two goals in a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace that wiped out Chelsea’s lead at the top of the Premier League yesterday and added festive spice to the title race. Manchester United’s pursuit of the...

  • King Henry or just another prince?

    King Henry or just another prince?

    So here’s a topic for you all to argue about as you sit there chewing on turkey and drinking mulled wine: was Thierry Henry the greatest striker to ever grace the Premier League? Last week the former Arsenal star announced his formal retirement...

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