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Southgate handed task of reviving England’s fortunes

Southgate handed task of reviving England’s fortunes

Gareth Southgate was handed the onerous task of ending England’s decades of under-achievement at major tournaments when he agreed a four-year deal to become national team manager yesterday. The 46-year-old former international defender had been in temporary charge since Sam Allardyce quit 67 days into his reign in September after becoming embroiled in a...

  • Record-breaker Woodburn volleys Liverpool into semis

    Liverpool reached the League Cup semi-finals as 17-year-old Ben Woodburn enjoyed a night to remember by becoming the club’s youngest ever goalscorer when he wrapped up a 2-0 victory over Leeds United last night. Liverpool had been frustrated for...

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    Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta is available to play against Real Madrid in the first Clasico of the season on Saturday at the Nou Camp, coach Luis Enrique said. The 32-year-old midfielder damaged knee ligaments last month and returned to...

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    Casemiro: Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro will make his comeback from injury in the King’s Cup home match against Cultural Leonesa today. The Brazil international fractured a bone in his left leg in September and has not played since. Cosmi: Serie...

  • Stripes dumped out of FA trophy

    Stripes dumped out of FA trophy

    St Andrews 3 Birkirkara 0 Birkirkara goalkeeper had a night to forget as St Andrews completed a night of FA trophy shock exits when they dumped the Stripes out of the competition. This result places pressure on Birkirkara coach Drazen Besek who...

  • Hibernians eliminated from FA Trophy

    Hibernians eliminated from FA Trophy

    SENGLEA 3 HIBERNIANS 2 Division One side Senglea Athletic caused their first upset of the season by eliminating Hibernians from the FA Trophy. The match turned out to be an exciting affair with Senglea squandering a shocking two-goal lead to fight...

  • Klopp won’t take any risks with line-up against Leeds

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists the League Cup quarter-final against Leeds is no time to take risks with his selection despite injuries beginning to mount. Playmaker Philippe Coutinho is absent with suspected ankle ligament damage, fellow...

  • Birkirkara wary of St Andrews

    Birkirkara wary of St Andrews

    Birkirkara’s quest to win the FA Trophy faces a tricky start this evening as they square up to St Andrews in one of only two third-round clashes between Premier League sides. Although the Stripes, who have five KO triumphs to their name, carry the...

  • Gambin hits brace as Barnet win thriller

    Gambin hits brace as Barnet win thriller

    Luke Gambin scored a quickfire brace in the second half to help Barnet to a thrilling 3-2 victory over Notts County in the English League Two. With the score level a 1-1, the Malta winger put Barnet ahead with a deflected strike on 64 minutes. Ten...

  • Premier League statistics

    Premier League statistics

    BalzanKaljevic 13 (3 pens); Effiong 3; Nafti 3; Fenech 2; Da Silva Souza 2; Agius; Micallef (pen); Piciollo; Arab. Red card: Serrano (vs Tarxien). BirkirkaraPlut 6 (1 pen); Dimitrov 6; Temile 5; Brincat 2; Attard 2; Scicluna 2; Sciberras 2;...

  • Pique critical of Barca after draw at Sociedad

    Gerard Pique gave a scathing assessment of Barcelona’s display after the champions were held to a 1-1 draw by Real Sociedad on Sunday night and cast doubt on his team’s ability to retain the La Liga title unless their performances improve. A...

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    Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba is doubtful for Saturday’s Clasico against Real Madrid at the Nou Camp due to ankle and knee problems, the club said yesterday. Alba started Sunday’s 1-1 Liga draw at Real Sociedad but missed yesterday’s training...

  • Sporting briefs

    Mourinho: The Football Association has charged Jose Mourinho with improper conduct after the Manchester United manager’s dismissal in Sunday’s draw with West Ham. Mourinho has been given until Thursday to respond to the charge, which comes after...

  • Pioli bags first win as Inter coach

    Pioli bags first win as Inter coach

    Inter clung on to beat 10-man Fiorentina 4-2 yesterday and hand boss Stefano Pioli his first win since taking charge. Four days after throwing away a two-goal lead to lose to Hapoel Be’er Sheva and exit the Europa League, Inter were almost pegged...

  • Lions too strong for Rabat, Mqabba held

    Naxxar Lions 4Rabat Ajax 1 Naxxar Lions found little difficulty disposing of Rabat Ajax to make it five wins on the trot and move three points clear of Senglea at the top of the Division One standings. Naxxar opened the scoring in the third...

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    Football news

    With Arkadiusz Milik facing more weeks on the sidelines to recover from knee surgery and Manolo Gabbiadini failing to click into the team system this season, Napoli are now planning to make an approach for striker Simone Zaza in January. According...

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    Coutinho: Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho will have a scan on his injured ankle this afternoon. PA Sport said the early indication is the Brazil international has most likely sustained ligament damage against Sunderland. Coutinho attended...

  • Mourinho sent off on bad day for United as Arsenal win again

    Mourinho sent off on bad day for United as Arsenal win again

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was sent off for the second time in a month today as the controversial coach watched his side draw 1-1 at home to West Ham United and lose more ground in the Premier League title race. On an afternoon when...

  • Allegri says Juve needed to commit more fouls

    Allegri says Juve needed to commit more fouls

     Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said his team were outmuscled by Genoa in Serie A today and suggested that one of the reasons for their 3-1 defeat was that they did not commit enough fouls. Allegri's opposite number Ivan Juric, meanwhile,...

  • Juventus blown away by Genoa in half an hour

    Juventus blown away by Genoa in half an hour

    Genoa blew away Serie A leaders Juventus today, scoring three times in an astonishing first half hour on the way to a 3-1 win. Giovanni Simeone, the 21-year-old son of Atletico Madrid coach Diego, scored twice in the first 15 minutes before Alex...

  • Balzan lead the Malta Premier League

    Balzan lead the Malta Premier League

    Balzan are back at the top of the Premier League standings after brushing aside Pembroke Athleta 4-0 in a one-sided encounter at the Tedesco Stadium. Pembroke had started brightly and after six minutes the woodwork denied them an opener when Asani...

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