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  • Hibernians back to winning ways

    Hibernians back to winning ways

    HIBERNIANS 2 (Agius 40, Kristensen 72) SLIEMA WANDERERS 1 (Farrugia 66) Hibernians were back to winning ways as they beat Sliema 2-1. The Blues paraded newcomers Doding Priso and Jean Paul Farrugia in attack. But Sliema coach Stephen Azzopardi...

  • Balzan stun Birkirkara

    Balzan stun Birkirkara

    BALZAN 1 (Micallef 64); BIRKIRKARA 0 Balzan beat rivals Birkirkara with a solitary second-half goal to reach their neighbours in third spot with 42 points. Balzan’s justified aspirations for the league title and Birkirkara's newly discovered...

  • Leicester stun Man City to go clear at top, Spurs up to second

    Leicester stun Man City to go clear at top, Spurs up to second

    Leicester City's unlikely assault on a first Premier League title gathered more momentum with a ruthless 3-1 demolition of Manchester City at the Etihad to go five points clear at the top. Defender Robert Huth scored twice and Algerian magician...

  • Manchester United refuse to comment on reports of Jose Mourinho talks

    Manchester United refuse to comment on reports of Jose Mourinho talks

    Manchester United have declined to comment on reports that the club have held talks with representatives of Jose Mourinho. It was reported by the BBC and the Manchester Evening News that discussions have taken place. Mourinho, who left Chelsea in...

  • Da Silva Souza nets player of the month award

    Balzan striker Alan Da Silva Souza was named as the BOV Player of the Month for January. The Brazilian, who joined the Reds last month, made an immediate impact in the BOV Premier League by marking his debut with a goal in a 4-1 win over Mosta. Da...

  • Clinical City stay on title path

    Clinical City stay on title path

    Valletta 3Falcone 42; Jhonnattann 48, Cremona 82Mosta 0 Valletta’s prospects of starting the third and final round in pole position increased yesterday after the BOV Premier League leaders came through another arduous test to reinforce their grip...

  • Late goals see Floriana through

    Floriana 4Piciollo 45; Marcelina 57, Juninho 80 pen, 89   Pembroke 2Villalobos 50, 86 Juninho came off the bench to strike a late brace that enabled Floriana to see off Pembroke and return to winning ways. The return of Nicolas Chiesa and Clyde...

  • Rainbows outclass Qormi

    Tarxien Rainbows 4Pedro 18, Azzopardi 54, Hevia 64, Montebello 78 penQormi 0 Tarxien Rainbows found little difficult to see off Qormi yesterday. There was a huge gulf between the two sides, with Tarxien goalkeeper Andrea Cassar rarely...

  • Joy for Saints as Wisdom goal gives them first win

    Joy for Saints as Wisdom goal gives them first win

    Naxxar Lions 0St Andrew’s 1Wisdom 13 Without a point in 19 games, St Andrew’s looked down and out but their strong recruitment drive in the January transfer window has revived their hopes of pulling off a great escape. Having opened their account...

  • Kooh Sohna hat-trick floors Melita

    Melita 1Gżira United 4 Gżira returned to winning ways as a Raphael Kooh Sohna hat-trick inspired them to a convincing victory over Melita at the Centenary Stadium, yesterday. Despite conceding an early goal, the league leaders soon regrouped and...

  • City out to test Foxes’ title mettle

    City out to test Foxes’ title mettle

    Premier League leaders Leicester City face yet another test to their title credentials when they clash with second-placed Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in today’s early kick-off. Manchester City kept the pressure up on the Foxes on Tuesday...

  • Title rivals Napoli, Juventus aim to extend winning runs

    Title rivals Napoli, Juventus aim to extend winning runs

    Napoli and Juventus must both play a game of ‘who blinks first?’ this weekend, with their Serie A title showdown looming large on the horizon. The leaders’ only feasible response to Juve’s irrepressible 13-match winning run has been to start...

  • African confederation backs Sheik Salman for FIFA presidency

    Bahrain’s Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa received a major boost in his bid to become the next FIFA president when he received an endorsement from the Confederation of African Football yesterday. The governing body of football in Africa,...

  • Sporting briefs

    Ayew: Aston Villa boss Remi Garde confirmed Jordan Ayew will be fined for his red card at West Ham – as the manager’s striking woes continued. Five-goal forward Ayew was dismissed for an elbow on Aaron Cresswell in Tuesday’s 2-0 defeat at Upton...

  • Football news

    Tottenham Hotspur are in a “tough period” due to their new stadium project, manager Mauricio Pochettino said, citing the experience of rival team Arsenal, who also suffered after the switch to the Emirates Stadium in 2006. Tottenham intend to move...

  • Floriana back to winning ways

    FLORIANA 4 PEMBROKE 2 Substitute Juninho Cabral claimed a late brace as Floriana returned to winning ways in pulsating encounter that produced six goals, three of which in a frenetic last 10 minutes with Floriana having the last laugh to eclipse...

  • Valletta maintain title push

    Valletta maintain title push

    VALLETTA-3, MOSTA-0 Valletta maintained their title push after dismissing the tough challenge of Mosta to open a six-point gap on Hibs who meet Sliema tomorrow. The 3-0 scoreline suggests an easy win for the leaders but they were made to fight...

  • Tarxien cruise to comfortable win

    Tarxien cruise to comfortable win

    TARXIEN RAINBOWS 4 QORMI 0 As expected, Tarxien Rainbows cruised to a comfortable victory over Qormi to take their season’s tally to a healthy 36 points. As the scoreline indicates, a gulf exists between the two sides, with the Tarxien goalkeeper...

  • St Andrew's record first league win

    St Andrew's record first league win

    NAXXAR LIONS-0, ST ANDREW'S-1 St Andrew's obtained their first win in the BOV Premier League after beating fellow relegation strugglers Naxxar Lions this evening. Salomon Wisdom's early goal was enough for the Saints to overcome the Lions'...

  • Birkirkara, Balzan out to stay in touch with front-runners

    Birkirkara, Balzan out to stay in touch with front-runners

    With only two games remaining before the end of the second round, Birkirkara and Balzan will be bidding to stay on the heels of pace-setters Valletta and Hibernians when they meet tomorrow in this weekend’s crunch fixture. Judging by their...