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  • United beat Arsenal as Chelsea march on

    United beat Arsenal as Chelsea march on

    Chelsea beat West Bromwich Albion to stay top of the Premier League yesterday while champions Manchester City kept the leaders in their sights and Manchester United demonstrated they are not out of the title race yet. Chelsea played some dazzling...

  • Mackay starts with a 1-1 draw

    Malky Mackay was denied a dream start to his reign as Wigan manager as Middlesbrough came from behind to claim a 1-1 draw at DW Stadium in the Championship, yesterday. Shaun Maloney put the Latics ahead as they looked to bounce back from two...

  • Gudja fail to go top after scoreless draw

    Gudja fail to go top after scoreless draw

    Fgura United 0Gudja United 0 Gudja failed to take sole leadership in the Division One standings yesterday after being held to a goalless draw by mid-table side Fgura at the Centenary Stadium. Fgura, perhaps, deserved better as they were the more...

  • Scorfna saves Mqabba’s blushes

    Msida St Joseph 1Mqabba 1 Msida St Joseph and Mqabba shared the spoils in game that both sides wanted to win for different reasons. Msida were looking to build on their victory over lowly Birżebbuġa as Mqabba had lost their last two encounters.

  • Pogba leads Juventus to 3-0 win at Olimpico

    Pogba leads Juventus to 3-0 win at Olimpico

    Champions Juventus retained their three-point lead over Roma at the top of the Serie A standings after beating Lazio 3-0 at the Stadio Olimpico, last night. Paul Pogba scored twice, one in each half, and Carlos Tevez added another ten minutes...

  • Messi sets La Liga scoring record of 253 goals

    Barcelona forward Lionel Messi set a La Liga scoring record of 253 goals when he netted a hat-trick in last night’s 5-1 win at home to Sevilla. The previous record has been held by former Athletic Bilbao striker Telmo Zarra since 1955, which...

  • Bayern extend Bundesliga lead

    Undefeated champions Bayern Munich continued their seemingly unstoppable charge towards the Bundesliga title, crushing Hoffenheim 4-0 yesterday to extend their lead at the top. With second-placed Wolfsburg losing 3-2 at Schalke, Bayern are now...

  • In Scotland

    Scottish PremiershipCeltic-Dundee FC - 2-1Dundee United-Kilmarnock - 3-1Hamilton-St Mirren - 3-0Inverness-Motherwell - 3-1St Johnstone-Ross County - 2-1   P W D L F A Pts Celtic 13 9 2 2 27 9 29 Inverness 14 9 2 3 22 12 29 Dundee...

  • Football results

    Primera LigaAtletico Madrid vs Malaga 3-1; Eibar vs Real Madrid 0-4; Barcelona vs Sevilla 5-1; Deportivo vs Real Sociedad 0-0. Playing today: 12.00 R. Vallecano vs Celta Vigo. 17.00 Levante vs Valencia. 19.00 Elche vs Cordoba. 21.00 Villarreal vs...

  • Football news

    Southampton boss Ronald Koeman has confirmed the club have opened contract talks with full-back Nathaniel Clyne. Clyne, 23, has been one of Saints’ stand-out performers this season and has enhanced his growing reputation with impressive displays...

  • Sporting briefs

    Vallecano: Rayo Vallecano have cemented their reputation as a club of the people by offering financial help to an 85-year-old woman evicted from her home near Rayo’s stadium in the Madrid suburbs. The woman, named by coach Paco Jemez only as...

  • Pogba scores twice as Juve romp to another win

    Pogba scores twice as Juve romp to another win

    Paul Pogba scored twice and Carlos Tevez was also on target as Serie A leaders Juventus romped to a 3-0 win at Lazio. Pogba, 21, broke the deadlock with a classy finish in the 24th minute when he collected Tevez's chipped pass and slotted past...

  • Mifsud ends goal drought to give Sliema win

    Mifsud ends goal drought to give Sliema win

    SLIEMA WANDERERS 2 TARXIEN RAINBOWS 0 The Wanderers striker Michael Mifsud netted Sliema’s opener in a hard-fought win over Tarxien Rainbows. The early exchanges belong to Sliema but they failed to translate their supremacy into goals as their...

  • Updated: Rooney seals United triumph at Arsenal, Chelsea win again

    Updated: Rooney seals United triumph at Arsenal, Chelsea win again

    Manchester United won away for the first time this season when they beat Arsenal 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium to climb to fourth in the Premier League table. An own goal from Kieran Gibbs in the 56th minute and a decisive 85th minute strike from...

  • Unstoppable Hibs hit five past Greens

    Unstoppable Hibs hit five past Greens

    HIBERNIANS-5, FLORIANA-0 Hibernians made it 12 games without a defeat after producing another top-notch performance to demolish Floriana 5-0. This had been billed as a tricky match for the leaders after Floriana had upset Birkirkara before the...

  • Battling Hotspurs stun Birkirkara

    Battling Hotspurs stun Birkirkara

    Pietá Hotspurs created a major upset when they came from behind to stun title contenders Birkirkara 4-3 in a seven-goal thriller at the Tedesco Stadium. The Hotspurs immediately showed their intentions as they took the lead after seven minutes. In...

  • All square between Balzan and Zebbug

    All square between Balzan and Zebbug

    BALZAN-1, ZEBBUG RANGERS-1 Balzan and Zebbug Rangers picked a point apiece after their second-round meeting ended one-all. It was an entertaining game with Balzan going all out in attack in the early stages only to concede on the half-hour as...

  • Nisevic wary of Floriana threat

    Nisevic wary of Floriana threat

    Hibernians were virtually impregnable in the first round. They have won 10 and drawn one of their opening 11 games for an astounding total of 31 points, 10 clear of Birkirkara, their nearest pursuers. Their scintillating form has seen them...

  • Żebbuġ lose Serrano, Lions release Sidney

    Żebbuġ Rangers vs Balzan (today at 2pm, Hibs Stadium). Żebbuġ Rangers are still without a victory after 11 games while Balzan’s back-to-back defeats to Valletta and Hibernians extended their winless run to five matches. Alfonso Greco, Żebbuġ’s...

  • FA investigating Wigan chief Whelan’s remarks despite an apology

    FA investigating Wigan chief Whelan’s remarks despite an apology

    The English FA is looking into remarks made by Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan despite his apology for apparently insulting Jewish and Chinese people in a newspaper interview. The FA has also confirmed its inquiry into offensive remarks made by...