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  • Stalemate prevails in drab encounter

    Tarxien Rainbows 0Pieta Hotspurs 0 Tarxien Rainbows and Pieta Hotspurs failed to improve their positions at the lower half of the standings after cancelling each other out in a low-key encounter. The match turned out to be a drab affair with both...

  • Super-sub Darmanin wins points for Balzan

    Super-sub Darmanin wins points for Balzan

    Qormi 1Serrano Valero 70og;Balzan 2Guerrero 66; Darmanin 90; Ryan Darmanin gave a timely reminder of his striking qualities after coming off the bench two minutes from time and grab the all-important goal for a hard-fought Balzan win. Prior to his...

  • Mosta make it three from three

    Mosta make it three from three

    Żebbuġ Rangers 0Mosta 2Kaljevic 56 pen; 73; Bojan Kaljevic struck twice in the second half as Mosta beat Żebbuġ Rangers to make it three wins from three matches yesterday. The Blues had only one change from their previous outing, James Brincat...

  • United’s humiliation is Milton Keynes’ glory

    United’s humiliation is Milton Keynes’ glory

    From being the most reviled club in British football, MK Dons woke up yesterday to find they had gained new friends all over the world with a single result. Derided since their formation a decade ago as an artificial “franchise” club, the League...

  • Van Gaal says Di Maria won’t provide instant fix at United

    Manchester United’s new winger Angel Di Maria will not change the course of their troubled season straight away following his British record transfer from Real Madrid, manager Louis van Gaal said. The Dutchman was speaking after United’s...

  • Athletic Bilbao end Napoli’s Euro hopes

    Athletic Bilbao end Napoli’s Euro hopes

    Athletic Bilbao came from behind to secure their place in the group stage of the Champions League with a 3-1 victory over Napoli, last night. After a 1-1 draw in the first leg, Napoli nosed in front when Marek Hamsik opened the scoring two minutes...

  • City hope to avoid another ‘group of death’

    Pablo Zabaleta hopes Manchester City’s higher Champions League seeding will prevent another ‘group of death’ when the draw takes place in Monaco today. Manchester City’s current co-efficient in the UEFA listing will see Manuel Pellegrini’s side in...

  • Warnock back on C. Palace throne

    Neil Warnock has been appointed Crystal Palace’s new manager, the club have announced. The 65-year-old has signed a two-year deal to return to Selhurst Park, where he managed between 2007 and 2010, as Tony Pulis’s replacement. Warnock, who has not...

  • Spain’s Alonso announces international retirement

    Spain’s Xabi Alonso has retired from international football, the World Cup and twice European Championship winning midfielder said yesterday. In a stellar career that spanned 11 years and 114 caps, since his debut against Ecuador in April 2003,...

  • English League Cup

    Second round resultsAston Villa vs Leyton Orient 0-1; Birmingham vs Sunderland 0-3; Bradford vs Leeds United 2-1; Burton Albion vs Queens Park Rangers 1-0; Stoke City vs Portsmouth 3-0. Third round drawChelsea vs Bolton Wanderers; Arsenal vs...

  • Farrugia halts Floriana march

    Farrugia halts Floriana march

    Slightly built and rather small, Leonard Farrugia did not fit well into the image of the traditional centre-forward. Yet, despite his small frame Farrugia developed into one of the deadliest Maltese goal-scorers of his era. What for many seemed to...

  • Hull City’s first experience in Europe

    Hull City’s first experience in Europe

    Manager Steve Bruce is currently guiding Hull City in the club’s first experience in Europe. Last week, in the Europa League play-offs first leg, the Tigers went down 1-0 to Lokeren in Belgium but they did well enough to suggest they can turn...

  • Football news

    Milan are hoping to acquire Chelsea pair Fernando Torres and Marco van Ginkel before the end of the summer transfer window. Milan club administrator Adriano Galliani has confirmed the outfit has made an official offer to Chelsea for 21-year-old...

  • Sporting briefs

    Scottish draw: League cup third round – Dundee vs Dundee United; Falkirk vs Rangers or Inverness; Ross County vs Hibernian; Kilmarnock vs St Johnstone; Aberdeen vs Livingston; Partick vs St Mirren; Celtic vs Hearts; Hamilton vs Motherwell. Ties to...

  • Derby win lifts City and Agius

    Derby win lifts City and Agius

    Floriana 0Valletta 2Elford-Aliyu 64; Nafti 85; Valletta are finally off the mark as last night the champions needed two second-half goals to see off rivals Floriana and chalk up their first victory of the season. It was far from a comfortable...

  • Fenech maintains Stripes’ perfect start

    Birkirkara 1Fenech 90+;Naxxar Lions 0 Paul Fenech was the toast of the town yesterday as the battling midfielder hit a last-gasp goal that enabled Birkirkara to overcome a stubborn Naxxar side and maintain his team’s perfect start to the...

  • Rodgers confident over Balotelli move

    Rodgers confident over Balotelli move

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is confident he can get the best out of Mario Balotelli despite the player’s colourful past. The 24-year-old has returned to the Premier League after finalising his £16 million move from Milan and was at the...

  • England’s Lampard quits international football

    England midfielder Frank Lampard has retired from international football after winning 106 caps. The 36-year-old was released by Chelsea in May after 13 years at the London club and he signed for New York City before agreeing to move to Manchester...

  • United smash record in Di Maria signing

    United smash record in Di Maria signing

    Manchester United have smashed the British transfer record to sign Angel di Maria from Real Madrid. United confirmed the signing of the Argentina winger yesterday evening after he completed a medical. United have paid £59.7 million for the former...

  • MK Dons pile pressure on Van Gaal

    Manchester United suffered one of the most humiliating defeats in their long and proud history as MK Dons piled yet more misery on Louis van Gaal, last night. The new United boss, now without a win in three matches, watched on in misery as his...