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    Juan Mata could be on his way back to the Spanish Liga as Valencia are weighing up a move to re-sign their former playmaker who joined Manchester United from Chelsea for £37m only eight months ago. The Daily Star reported that Valencia are pushing...

  • Sporting briefs

    Watford: Oscar Garcia has stepped down as Watford boss following his recent health scare and has been replaced by Billy McKinlay. Spaniard Garcia, 41, spent a week in hospital earlier this month after suffering from chest pains and only returned...

  • Improving Stripes halt Mosta’s unbeaten start

    Improving Stripes halt Mosta’s unbeaten start

    Birkirkara 2Liliu 61; Eliandro 80;Mosta 0 This was a bold statement of intent from Birkirkara. With Mosta still unbeaten and flying high in the table, the Blues were expected to offer a stern challenge to Birkirkara but Enrico Piccioni’s troops...

  • Under-fire Sliema claim first win

    Under-fire Sliema claim first win

    Pietà Hotspurs 0Sliema Wanderers 2Mangiacasale 15; Scerri 90; Sliema Wanderers finally broke their duck after a barren patch of two defeats and three draws that led to growing cynicism about their credentials to challenge for the championship this...

  • Perfect Gudja see off Gżira to stay top

    Perfect Gudja see off Gżira to stay top

    Gudja United 3Gżira United 1 Gudja United claimed their third successive victory after coming from a goal down to inflict the first defeat on promotion hopefuls Gżira United 3-1. The manner of their win yesterday served notice of Gudja’s potential...

  • Inter collapse against table-propping Cagliari

    Inter collapse against table-propping Cagliari

    Albin Ekdal took advantage of a dramatic Inter collapse to score a 15-minute first-half hat-trick and give lowly Cagliari a 4-1 win at the San Siro yesterday that not even the Sardinians could have believed was possible. Unbeaten Inter had...

  • Football results

    BundesligaAugsburg vs Hertha Berlin 1-0; Hamburg vs Eintracht Frankfurt 1-2. Leading standings: B. Munich 14; B. M’gladbach 12; B. Leverkusen 11; Mainz, Hoffenheim, Hanover 10; E. Frankfurt, Augsburg 9. Spanish LigaGetafe vs Malaga 1-0; Deportivo...

  • Arsenal boss Wenger frustrated by Spurs

    Arsenal boss Wenger frustrated by Spurs

    Arsene Wenger was frustrated on several fronts after the north London derby, with the Arsenal manager accusing Tottenham of time-wasting in a match which saw their injury problems mount. The 174th clash between these sides looked to be going the...

  • Balotelli earns Rodgers praise

    Balotelli earns Rodgers praise

    Brendan Rodgers praised Mario Balotelli’s attitude during his first Merseyside derby. The Italian, who had a Liver bird sculpted into his hair for the occasion, is yet to score a Premier League goal for the Reds and could not take advantage of a...

  • Football news

    Bayer Leverkusen director of sport Rudi Voeller was critical of the standard of Bundesliga refereeing after a total of 10 yellow cards and two red were shown in his club’s 0-0 draw at Freiburg on Saturday. Leverkusen were reduced to 10 men after...

  • Sporting briefs

    Hamburg: Hamburg ended a Bundesliga record goal drought but still lost 2-1 to E. Frankfurt courtesy of a sensational 90th-minute free- kick from Lucas Piazon. Hamburg, anchored in last place, set a new league record for the longest goal drought...

  • Birkirkara keep flying high

    Birkirkara keep flying high

    BIRKIRKARA 2 MOSTA 0 With two-second half goals, Birkirkara saw off Mosta still unbeaten and flying high in the table. Hardly four minutes from the start of the game had elapsed when a looping free-kick from Ryan Grech unsettled Birkirkara. Justin...

  • Berahino double fires West Brom to easy win over Burnley

    Berahino double fires West Brom to easy win over Burnley

    Things are looking up for West Bromwich Albion as two goals from Saido Berahino helped them record back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time in 12 months with a 4-0 victory over promoted Burnley. Berahino's goals came either side of...

  • Easy win for Wanderers

    Easy win for Wanderers

    PIETA’ HOTSPURS 0 SLIEMA WANDERERS 2 The Wanderers did the bare minimum to take all three points with a goal from newcomer Fabio Mangiacasale in the 15th minute. Alfonso Greco’s side showed little motivation after that goal and almost paid the...

  • Updated: Inter collapse against table-propping Cagliari

    Updated: Inter collapse against table-propping Cagliari

    Albin Ekdal took advantage of a dramatic Inter collapse to score a 15-minute first-half hat-trick and give lowly Cagliari a 4-1 win at the San Siro that not even the Sardinians could have believed was possible. Unbeaten Inter had conceded only one...

  • Valletta make class count

    Valletta make class count

    Valletta 4Elford-Alliyu 32; Terra 63; Azzopardi 86; Montebello 90;Qormi 0 Valletta are finding their feet... and their scoring boots. Having struggled to show their best in their opening four games, the champions have claimed back-to-back wins for...

  • Ten-man Lions hold out for a point

    Floriana 1Plut 17;Naxxar Lions 1Gueye 60 pen; When Gilmar failed to put away his penalty past the half hour, Naxxar will probably have feared the worst as by that time, Floriana were leading courtesy of Vito Plut’s clever flick. But to their...

  • Hibs too strong for Żebbuġ

    Hibs too strong for Żebbuġ

    Żebbuġ Rangers 0Hibernians 4Cohen 7; Failla 51; Dias 68; Edison 71; Hibernians were at their vintage best yesterday following a comfortable victory over Żebbuġ Rangers to maintain their pristine start to the season with their sixth win in a...

  • Balzan have last laugh in thriller

    Balzan 3Piccioni 4, 90 pen; Zarate 80;Tarxien Rainbows 2Hevia 68; Alvaro 76; An entertaining game that produced countless scoring chances and some shambolic defending produced a sting in the tail. Balzan and Tarxien looked set to share the spoils...

  • Derby spoils shared as Chelsea march on

    Derby spoils shared as Chelsea march on

    Spoils were shared in two huge Premier League derbies, Chelsea’s cracking start continued with a 3-0 win over Aston Villa and Wayne Rooney produced a Jekyll and Hyde display in a nervy Manchester United victory yesterday. A jam-packed Premier...

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