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  • Bradford’s dream continues, Arsenal and Villa win

    Bradford’s dream continues, Arsenal and Villa win

    Bradford City’s unlikely FA Cup journey continued as they knocked out Sunderland 2-0 to reach the quarter-finals yesterday at a rocking Valley Parade. The League One (third tier) side continued where they left off in a stunning 4-2 defeat of...

  • United’s Young hails ‘fantastic’ Di Maria

    United’s Young hails ‘fantastic’ Di Maria

    Ashley Young is sure Manchester United did not make an expensive mistake when they broke the British transfer record to sign Angel di Maria for £59.7 million last summer. United made a bold statement of intent when they smashed the transfer record...

  • ‘I consider myself to be Maltese in some respects’

    ‘I consider myself to be Maltese in some respects’

    Former Naxxar Lions player Chris Ramsey pays tribute to his Maltese friends for their vital backing in the initial years of his coaching career after being named head coach of English Premier League club Queens Park Rangers last week. The man who...

  • Majestic Guarin inspires Inter, Roma and Juve held

    Majestic Guarin inspires Inter, Roma and Juve held

    Fredy Guarin scored two majestic long-range goals, one with each foot, and was involved in two more as he led Inter to a much-needed 4-1 win away to Atalanta in Serie A yesterday. Ivorian pair Gervinho and Seydou Doumbia failed to inspire...

  • The ‘penny’s dropped’ for revived Balotelli, says Liverpool boss

    The ‘penny’s dropped’ for revived Balotelli, says Liverpool boss

    Brendan Rodgers watched Mario Balotelli break into a rare smile after his latest major contribution to a Liverpool triumph on Saturday and reflected with satisfaction: “I think the penny’s dropped.” ‘At last’, the Liverpool manager might have been...

  • Neville urged to prioritise coaching over punditry

    Gary Neville should prioritise coaching over punditry and has the aptitude and managerial smarts to be a future England boss, according to current incumbent Roy Hodgson. Since retiring from football in 2011 the former Manchester United and 85-cap...

  • Messi hits record treble as Barcelona crush Levante

    Messi hits record treble as Barcelona crush Levante

    Lionel Messi marked his 300th La Liga appearance with a record-equalling hat-trick and an assist for Neymar as Barcelona stayed hard on the heels of leaders Real Madrid with a 5-0 romp at home to Levante yesterday. Messi has been on electric form...

  • Dons keep pressure on leaders Celtic

    A phantom goal from Adam Rooney failed to prevent Aberdeen cutting the gap on Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic to three points as they triumphed 3-0 at Hamilton yesterday. Rooney’s shot bounced at least a yard over the line late in the first...

  • Football results

    Primera LigaMalaga vs Espanyol 0-2; Valencia vs Getafe 1-0; Barcelona vs Levante 5-0; Rayo Vallecano vs Villarreal 2-0; Celta Vigo vs Atletico Madrid 2-0. Leading standings: Real Madrid 57; Barcelona 56; Atletico Madrid 50; Valencia 47; Sevilla...

  • Football news

    Manchester City forward Stevan Jovetic has criticised manager Manuel Pellegrini’s decision to omit him from the club’s Champions League squad in favour of newly-signed striker Wilfried Bony. City face Barcelona in the last 16 but are forced to...

  • Sporting briefs

    Scolari: Former Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari was accused of unprofessional conduct last weekend after he abandoned his Gremio side before the end of their 1-0 home defeat by lowly Veranopolis. An angry Felipao, as he is known in Brazil, left...

  • Update 2: Bradford dream continues, Arsenal and Villa win

    Bradford City's unlikely FA Cup journey continued as they knocked over Sunderland 2-0 to reach the quarter-finals at a rocking Valley Parade. The League One (third tier) side continued where they left off in a stunning 4-2 defeat of Premier League...

  • Update 2: Juve and Roma drop points

    Update 2: Juve and Roma drop points

    Serie A leaders Juventus were held to a 2-2 draw by struggling Cesena on Sunday, missing a late chance to win the game from the penalty spot. Milan Djuric had the lowly hosts ahead but goals from Alvaro Morata and Claudio Marchisio sent the Turin...

  • Dutchman Maachi steers the Stripes into semi-finals

    Dutchman Maachi steers the Stripes into semi-finals

    Birkirkara 3Maachi 12, 76; Zammit 83;Pietà Hotspurs 0 Birkirkara left the ground in Corradino brimming with confidence yesterday. They achieved their target of securing a place in the semi-finals of the FA Trophy – along with holders Valletta,...

  • Qormi end Sirens’ fairytale run with a crushing 7-0 win

    Qormi end Sirens’ fairytale run with a crushing 7-0 win

    Qormi 7Effiong 15; Nilsson 23; Marcelinho 30, 83; Levnaic 38; Villalobos 53; Vella 87;Sirens 0 As the finale scoreline clearly indicates, Qormi broke little sweat in securing their place in the semi-finals of the FA Trophy as surprise package...

  • Pardew’s cup dream ruined by Liverpool

    Pardew’s cup dream ruined by Liverpool

    Alan Pardew’s dream of reprising a celebrated 25-year-old FA Cup triumph was scuppered by Liverpool as the seven-times cup winners came from behind to book a place in the quarter-finals with a 2-1 win at Crystal Palace yesterday. This year’s...

  • Bournemouth held but go top

    Bournemouth climbed back to the top of the Championship table after a 1-1 draw at home to Huddersfield but were left ruing a masterclass from Huddersfield goalkeeper Alex Smithies. James Vaughan struck midway through the second half for the...

  • A new Liverpool emerges...

    A new Liverpool emerges...

    There was a lot of attention last week on Mario Balotelli as the luckless striker finally broke his Liverpool duck. Considering it has taken him nearly half a year to open his league account, it’s hardly surprising the Italian’s close-range winner...

  • Sherwood given job of rescuing Aston Villa

    Sherwood given job of rescuing Aston Villa

    Tim Sherwood is the man tasked with preserving Aston Villa’s ever-present Premier League status and igniting their misfiring attack after being confirmed as the struggling club’s new manager yesterday. Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Sherwood,...

  • Morata set for centre stage

    Morata set for centre stage

    Spanish striker Alvaro Morata will take centre stage for Juventus tonight when the Serie A leaders play at Cesena. Carlos Tevez, the league’s top scorer, is suspended this weekend. His absence puts the burden on the 22-year-old Morata to find the...

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