Lionel Messi’s composed finish puts Barcelona up 6-0 vs. Getafe

Barcelona left colour commentator Ray Hudson’s vocal chords in tatters on Tuesday, thrashing Getafe at the Camp Nou in a match where milestones were hit and records were set. After carrying a 5-0 lead into the interval, the Catalan club required next to no time to find their sixth goal of the fixture, as Lionel […]

Blues’ title bid on hold, United lose

Chelsea will have to keep the champagne on ice for at least a week after their seemingly inevitable progress towards the Premier League title was checked by a goalless draw away to Arsenal on Sunday. Had they beaten their London rivals at the Emirates Stadium, Jose Mourinho’s men would have travelled to Leicester City on […]

Arsenal aim to redraw lines of rivalry

Chelsea’s trip to Arsenal this Sunday is being billed as a Premier League title decider, but in reality it is likely to have more of a bearing on next season. With 11 wins and two defeats since the turn of the year, Arsenal have amassed more points per game in 2015 than any other team […]

City survive scare; Leicester, Hull safe

Fernandinho volleyed in a dramatic 89th-minute winner as Manchester City edged FA Cup finalists Aston Villa 3-2 on Saturday to reclaim second place in the Premier League table. A calamitous miskick by Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan allowed Sergio Aguero to put City ahead in the third minute and Aleksandar Kolarov extended the hosts’ lead with […]

Flying Eagles thump Senegal

Nigeria’s Under-20 football team, the Flying Eagles, beat their Senegalese counterparts 3-1 in the opening game of the 2015 Africa Under-20 championship in Senegal on Sunday. The Nigerian side began in brisk fashion and promptly took a two-goal lead with Taiwo Awoniyi grabbing both goals. Awoniyi’s first arrived on nine minutes while his second of […]

Messi, Suarez send Barca top

Barcelona moved to the top of La Liga for the first time since early November as Lionel Messi struck his 32nd hat-trick for the club in a 6-1 thrashing of 10-man Rayo Vallecano on Sunday. Champions Atletico Madrid remain seven points off the top, though, after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Valencia […]

Mikel to return for Chelsea in April

Nigeria international midfielder John Obi Mikel is now expected to make a return to competitive football for Chelsea next month. According to Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, the Nigerian midfielder could become available for selection in three weeks after recently undergoing surgery due to a knee injury. But the Chelsea boss’ premise is hinged on a […]

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City falter as Arsenal go third

Spectacular long-range strikes by midfielders Jordan Henderson and Philippe Coutinho earned Liverpool a 2-1 victory over Manchester City on Sunday that seriously compromised the Premier League champions’ title defence. After Henderson’s fine 11th-minute opener had been cancelled out by Edin Dzeko at Anfield, Coutinho curled home in sumptuous fashion from 25 yards to enhance Liverpool’s […]

Kolo Toure announces international retirement

By Ifreke Inyang Ivory Coast defender Kolo Toure has officially confirmed he will not be available for selection any longer. The Liverpool player makes this announcement less than a week, since he and his team-mates won the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea. “It is with great emotion that I inform you that […]