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Everton 0-2 Manchester United: Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard help United return to winning ways

Sublime strikes from Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard ensured Manchester United returned to winning ways with a 2-0 victory at Everton.   After United’s 2017 came to a close with three successive draws, it looked as though a familiar tale was brewing after a sluggish first half at Goodison Park.   However, United upped the ante after the break, with ...

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Read emotional presidential election victory speech of George Weah

Former international football star Georges Weah speaks in the Liberian capital Monrovia on December 30, 2017, the day after Liberia’s elections board officially certified Weah as the winner of the nation’s presidential election, following a tally of all results.   Weah, 51, is due to be sworn in on January 22, taking over from Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who in 2006 ...

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Musa still useful to Leicester— Coach

Leicester City manager, Claude Puel has explained why Ahmed Musa is not playing regularly for the first team.  The 25-year-old has been on the fringe of the Foxes’ setup, featuring only once in a League Cup encounter this season.   Despite his lack of play time, the gaffer has declared that the forward remains in his plans and clarified that ...

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Liberian election: Read Why Weah Postpone Victory Speech

An overwhelming crowd of supporters and sound-system malfunctioning forced Liberia’s President-elect, George Weah, to postpone his victory speech on Friday night. Weah was billed to formally accept his election at his Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) headquarters in Monrovia at 6.30 p.m., an hour after his declaration as President-elect. Immediately after the National Elections Commission (NEC) announced the final results of ...

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Liverpool 2-1 Leicester: Mohamed Salah scores twice for Reds

    Mohamed Salah continued his impressive season as he scored twice to help Liverpool come from behind and beat Leicester 2-1 at Anfield on Saturday. With £75m signing Virgil van Dijk watching in the stands, Liverpool’s need for defensive improvement was highlighted in just the third minute as they lost possession around their own box and were punished by Jamie ...

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Chelsea 5-0 Stoke City: Blues make it seven home wins in a row

Chelsea made it seven home league wins a row with a commanding 5-0 victory against Stoke, whose problems in defence intensified on Saturday. Goals from Antonio Rudiger (4), Danny Drinkwater (9), Pedro (24), Willian (74) and Davide Zappacosta (88) sent Chelsea into second above Manchester United, who were later held at home by Southampton. Meanwhile, Stoke, who were without defensive ...

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Jose Mourinho warns Manchester United are falling behind rivals because ‘money makes a difference’

Jose Mourinho says Manchester United are finding it difficult to compete with teams such as Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain because they cannot match their spending power. PSG shattered the world transfer record last summer to sign Neymar from Barcelona for £198m and followed that up by agreeing a deal with Monaco for Kylian Mbappe worth £166m. Pep Guardiola has overhauled City’s ...

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Alvaro Morata denies Mauricio Pochettino’s claims he rejected Tottenham because of Harry Kane

Alvaro Morata has dismissed Mauricio Pochettino’s claims he rejected a move to Tottenham two years ago because he did not want to play second fiddle to Harry Kane. After Morata joined Chelsea from Real Madrid for £70m in July, Pochettino revealed he had a conversation with the striker about joining Spurs “two years ago or more”. “Morata talked about myself, in ...

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Chelsea v Stoke City preview: David Luiz missing again for Blues

Chelsea will continue to be without David Luiz when they host a Stoke side with injury problems of their own on Saturday. Luiz is expected to return from a knee injury in next week’s FA Cup clash against Norwich but, as a gruelling schedule continues, Blues boss Antonio Conte has hinted at unenforced changes to afford some players rest. “We ...

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