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  • Late drama as Agius rescues leaders Hibs at the death

    Late drama as Agius rescues leaders Hibs at the death

    Birkirkara 1Vukanac 74;Hibernians 1Agius 90+; The inescapable feeling that this is going to be Hibernians’ season was further reinforced yesterday. Hibs were trailing Birkirkara 1-0 with only two minutes of stoppage time left. Man-of-the-match...

  • Plut and Piciollo give inept Mosta the blues

    Plut and Piciollo give inept Mosta the blues

    Mosta 1Zammit 88;Floriana 3Plut 53; Piciollo 66; Douglas 90+; Floriana are a works-in-progress but in Vito Plut and Matteo Piciollo they have two of the most gifted forwards in the BOV Premier League. Their electric movement illuminated this...

  • Shock defeats for Chelsea and City

    Shock defeats for Chelsea and City

    Often derided and disrespected during the Premier League era, the FA Cup added another incredible chapter to its proud heritage yesterday as Chelsea and Manchester City were humbled by supposed inferiors. A day after Manchester United suffered a...

  • Watford in stunning 7-2 win

    Odion Ighalo scored four times as Watford fought back from two down at half-time to thrash bottom club Blackpool 7-2 in a remarkable Championship game at Vicarage Road, yesterday. The Seasiders looked on course for their first away win of the...

  • Who’s heading for the dreaded drop?

    Who’s heading for the dreaded drop?

    Last week I was asked by someone, who could at best be described as a nodding acquaintance, which teams would get relegated from the Premier League this season. Now I can only assume the gentleman in question has spent the past few years marooned...

  • Ronaldo off in Real win as Barca hit six goals

    Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off for kicking out at an opponent but Real Madrid still beat Cordoba 2-1 away yesterday while Barcelona kept on their heels with a 6-0 romp at Elche. Real remain top with 48 points, one more than Barca and also with a...

  • Mexes sees red as Lazio add to Milan’s woes

    Mexes sees red as Lazio add to Milan’s woes

    Lazio came from behind to pick up a deserved three points against a faltering Milan side, winning 3-1 at the Stadio Olimpico last night. Jeremy Menez gave the Rossoneri an early lead, but it was only illusionary as Lazio dominated from start to...

  • Gilardino set for Viola return

    Alberto Gilardino has arrived in Italy to complete a move to former club Fiorentina on loan from Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande. The 32-year-old moved to China in the summer from Genoa, but Fiorentina’s loan move reportedly includes an option...

  • Commons strike enough for Celtic

    Commons strike enough for Celtic

    Kris Commons helped Celtic cement their place at the top of the Scottish Premiership with a narrow 1-0 win over bottom side Ross County in Dingwall, yesterday. The visitors got the breakthrough in the 52nd minute through a deflected long-distance...

  • Saints hit late winner to go top

    Saints hit late winner to go top

    Vittoriosa Stars 0St Andrew’s 1 Bulgarian forward Trayo Grozev scored three minutes into stoppage time to hand St Andrew’s victory over ten-man Vittoriosa Stars and put the Saints on top of the Division One standings. The Cottonera side will...

  • Third-party ownership of players no longer accepted

    Third-party ownership of players no longer accepted

    As from January 1, FIFA banned third-party ownership of players. The new rules, which have worldwide effect, will phase out third-party ownership of players with a transitional period, meaning that contracts containing third-party ownership...

  • English football on course for record number of sackings – LMA

    English football on course for record number of sackings – LMA

    More managers will be sacked in the Premier League and Football League than ever before if current trends continue, according to the League Managers Association’s (LMA) quarterly report. As of the end of December, 27 managers ­– more than a...

  • Football results

    Primera LigaCordoba vs Real Madrid 1-2; Elche vs Barcelona 0-6; A. Madrid vs R. Vallecano 3-1; R. Sociedad vs Eibar 1-0; Villarreal vs Levante 1-0. Playing today: 12.00 Deportivo vs Granada. 17.00 A. Bilbao vs Malaga. 19.00 Espanyol vs Almeria.

  • Football news

    Joining Real Madrid is a dream that has come true for Brazilian Lucas Silva, his former coach Marcelo Oliveira has said. The talented Silva, who played for Cruzeiro, has agreed a contract until June 2020 for a reported fee of €14 million and will...

  • Sporting briefs

    Rangers: Rangers’ Scottish Championship clash against Cowdenbeath was postponed because of a frozen pitch at Central Park. The Fife club scheduled an inspection for 12.30pm yesterday and the surface failed the test. The club wrote on Twitter:...

  • Tottenham's cup runs dry as Leicester pounce

    Tottenham Hotspur's hectic schedule caught up with them as they slipped out of the FA Cup in a 2-1 fourth-round home defeat by Premier League bottom club Leicester City. The north London club's 36th game of the season, more than any other English...

  • Mourinho bemoans Chelsea's disgraceful FA Cup drubbing

    A bemused Jose Mourinho described Chelsea's performance as unacceptable and a disgrace after the Premier League leaders slumped to a 4-2 home defeat against third-tier Bradford City in the FA Cup fourth round. It was an old-fashioned Cup tie, full...

  • Stripes out to breathe life into title race

    Stripes out to breathe life into title race

    With a gargantuan 15-point lead at the top, Hibernians already have one hand on the BOV Premier League trophy but Branko Nisevic has been at pains to stress that the title race is not over yet. The Serbian tactician will be hoping that his players...

  • Drop zone duels in focus, Samb gets hefty ban

    Mosta vs Floriana (today at 2pm, National Stadium) – This is a must-win encounter for both contenders as they look to boost their aspirations of breaking into the top four. Sharing fifth spot on 24 points, Mosta and Floriana will be gunning for...

  • Cup stars Sirens handed Qormi clash

    Cup stars Sirens handed Qormi clash

    The heavyweights have all made it to the quarter-finals but it was the presence of an unheralded club from the third grade of Maltese football that enhanced the appeal of yesterday’s draw. Division Two side Sirens have defied the odds by reaching...

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