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  • Samb hits the winner in lively encounter

    Tarxien Rainbows 1Caruana 30 pen;Floriana 2Acevedo 34og; Samb 82; For those teams behind the leading trio in the standings – Hibernians, Birkirkara and Valletta – the Premier League has become a rollercoaster ride. Floriana are slowly and surely...

  • PDSC wants action not words on match-fixing

    The Premier Division Standing Committee (PDSC) is urging the Malta FA to instruct its Integrity Officer Franz Tabone to sustain his arguments on match-fixing in the local game and pass all information he has to the police for further...

  • Rooney ends goal drought as United go third

    Rooney ends goal drought as United go third

    Wayne Rooney ended his eight-game Premier League scoring drought with a brace as Manchester United climbed back above Arsenal into third with a 2-0 victory against Sunderland yesterday. United were booed during stages of another underwhelming...

  • Time to embrace Blatter’s winter wonderland?

    Time to embrace Blatter’s winter wonderland?

    Like it or not – and I have yet to meet a single person who does like it – we are going to be having a winter World Cup in seven years’ time. Fifa has decided that is what is going to happen and we all know there is more chance of North Korea...

  • Federation must take some blame – Parma

    Federation must take some blame – Parma

    Coach Roberto Donadoni believes financially-stricken Parma have been abandoned by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) and he wants someone to take responsibility for the situation. For the second successive week the FIGC have called off a Parma...

  • Barca hot on Real’s heels after Suarez show

    Barcelona cut Real Madrid’s lead at the top of La Liga to one point when in-form forward Luis Suarez played a part in all three of their goals in a scrappy 3-1 victory at Granada yesterday. Barca struggled to find their rhythm in the early stages...

  • Pochettino: No room for sentiment in final

    Pochettino: No room for sentiment in final

    Mauricio Pochettino is not losing sleep over letting down those Tottenham players who will not feature in today’s League Cup final, insisting they need to know he is the boss. Spurs face London rivals Chelsea at Wembley looking to win their first...

  • Late Bor. Dortmund goal flurry earns fourth successive victory

    Fast-improving Borussia Dortmund notched their fourth straight Bundesliga win after scoring three times in eight minutes late on to earn a 3-0 home victory over Ruhr Valley rivals Schalke 04 yesterday. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put them ahead in...

  • Maroons go second in table

    Maroons go second in table

    Melita 1Gżira United 3 Gżira made up for their first-round defeat to Melita after beating the Amateurs 3-1 to bounce back from their 2-1 upset to St George’s last week. Darren Abdilla’s side played one of their best matches this season. They won...

  • Football results...

    Scottish PremiershipDundee United-Partick - 0-2Motherwell-Inverness - 2-1Ross County-Dundee - 1-0St Johnstone-Kilmarnock - 0-0St Mirren-Hamilton -...

  • Football news

    Brian McClair was named Scottish FA’s performance director, reuniting him with former Manchester United team-mate and current Scotland manager Gordon Strachan. The 51-year-old will leave United in May after a 25-year career at Old Trafford, where...

  • Sporting briefs

    Koke: Champions Atletico Madrid will be boosted by the return from injury of midfielder Koke for today’s La Liga game at fifth-placed Sevilla, coach Diego Simeone said. Koke picked up a hamstring strain in the 4-0 victory at home to Real Madrid on...

  • Milan struggles for goalless draw

    Chievo 0 Milan 0 Milan missed the chance to jump towards the European places in Serie A after struggling throughout a goalless draw with Chievo at the Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi. A comfortable victory in Verona would have boosted Filippo...

  • Balzan turn tables on Naxxar

    BALZAN 2 NAXXAR LIONS 1 Balzan hit back strongly to turn the tables on Naxxar and join Floriana in the fourth place of the standings. Inside the first minute, Elkin Serrano Valero sent Gilmar crashing to end Naxxar’s first serious venture towards...

  • Hibs too strong for Żebbuġ

    Hibs too strong for Żebbuġ

    Hibernians further cemented their place as the team to beat in this year’s BOV Premier League when crushed Żebbuġ Rangers 5-0. It was a routine victory for the Premier League leaders who took just nine minutes to take the lead. Bjorn Kristensen...

  • Rooney ends goal drought as United climb to third

    Rooney ends goal drought as United climb to third

    Wayne Rooney ended his eight-game Premier League scoring drought with a brace as Manchester United climbed back above Arsenal into third with a 2-0 victory against a dogged Sunderland. United were booed during stages of another underwhelming first...

  • Floriana struck at death to beat Rainbows

    Floriana struck at death to beat Rainbows

    The complexion of the game changed on the half hour mark with a controversial decision taken by referee Sandro Spiteri on the half hour mark as he delayed his decision to award a penalty when Felipe Douglas’s tackle on Alex Cini inside the area...

  • Fortunato’s late goal dents Wanderers

    Fortunato’s late goal dents Wanderers

    Pietà Hotspurs denied Sliema Wanderers the satisfaction of grabbing their third successive league victory when they grabbed a dramatic 1-1 draw at the Hibs Stadium. Sliema had held the edge for much of the opening half. On eight minutes Djumo...

  • Nisevic wary of Żebbuġ’s threat

    Nisevic wary of Żebbuġ’s threat

    Sitting on top of the Premier League standings with a comfortable eight-point lead and with a match against modest Żebbuġ Rangers coming up, few would bet against Hibernians maintaining their dominance in this season’s title race this afternoon...

  • Sciberras and Ledesma return for Stripes

    Pietà Hotspurs vs Sliema Wanderers (today at 2pm, Hibs Stadium). Sliema will be looking to make it three wins out of three when they take on lowly Pietà. Back-to-back wins over Mosta and Tarxien saw the Wanderers distance themselves from the drop...

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