ISL | Gritty Hyderabad holds Mumbai to a goalless draw

The latter, however, continues to top the table with 26 points; Marquez’s side remains fourth with 16 Hyderabad FC shut out table-topper Mumbai City FC in an enthralling goalless draw in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the GMC Athletic Stadium in Bambolim on Saturday. The Nizams managed its first cleansheet in nine outings, and … Read more ISL | Gritty Hyderabad holds Mumbai to a goalless draw

Premier League | West Brom posts win

West Bromwich Albion won for the first time under new boss Sam Allardyce as Matheus Pereira’s penalty double clinched a 3-2 Premier League victory at local rival Wolves on Saturday. Allardyce had failed to win any of his first five matches since replacing the sacked Slaven Bilic. Pereira put Albion ahead from the spot before … Read more Premier League | West Brom posts win

Focused on management, Rooney leaves iconic legacy

Rooney joined Derby as a player-coach last January before succeeding sacked by Phillip Cocu. Wayne Rooney’s incredible success as Manchester United and England’s record goalscorer should provide a sturdy foundation as the iconic striker takes his first managerial role with Derby. Rooney’s remarkable achievements on the pitch have given him an education money cannot buy. … Read more Focused on management, Rooney leaves iconic legacy

Palace holds a fatigued Arsenal

Arsenal’s recent resurgence in the Premier League was checked by Crystal Palace as it was held to a dull 0-0 draw on Thursday. Mikel Arteta’s side was bidding for a fourth successive league win but could find no way through an obdurate Palace. Palace was well worth its point and was the better side in … Read more Palace holds a fatigued Arsenal

I-League | Real Kashmir downs a depleted CCFC

Real Kashmir FC took advantage of an under-strength Chennai City — without four of its players, including first-choice goalkeeper Kabir Toufik — to score once in each half to secure a 2-0 win against the 2018-19 I-League champion in a match at the Mohun Bagan Ground on Friday. Quarantine Toufik and Vijay Thomas tested positive … Read more I-League | Real Kashmir downs a depleted CCFC

United faces title test at Liverpool

Manchester United’s bid to win the Premier League for the first time in eight years will face a major test when the leader faces champion Liverpool on Sunday. With points certain to be dropped by one of the title contender at Anfield this weekend, third placed Manchester City can climb back into the race. Slumping … Read more United faces title test at Liverpool

ISL | Stoppage-time heartbreak for Blasters

East Bengal nets through Neville in the 94th minute, shares honours with the Kerala outfit Kerala Blasters suffered a stoppage-time heartbreak as it was forced to a 1-1 draw by SC East Bengal in the Hero Indian Super League at the Tilak Maidan, Vasco, on Friday. Just when it looked like the Blasters would celebrate … Read more ISL | Stoppage-time heartbreak for Blasters

ISL | Goa too good for Jamshedpur

FC Goa moved to the third spot in the 2020-21 ISL standings, just two points behind ATK Mohun Bagan, with a 3-0 victory over Jamshedpur FC at the Fatorda Stadium on Thursday. Jorge Ortiz, who completed his brace in the 52nd minute, and goalkeeper Naveen Kumar were Goa’s stars on the night, which saw Jamshedpur … Read more ISL | Goa too good for Jamshedpur

‘Stop hugging’: Premier League players told as COVID-19 concerns mount

Outbreaks at Premier League teams, forcing the postponement of matches, have heightened concerns about the avoidable and very visible close contact between players. The British government is increasingly troubled by football players hugging and kissing in celebrations, risking coronavirus infections and the sport’s ability to be allowed to continue during the latest lockdown. Outbreaks at … Read more ‘Stop hugging’: Premier League players told as COVID-19 concerns mount

ISL— Esmael helps CFC climb to fifth

Two costly errors by Gaurav Bora within the first 20 minutes helped Esmael Goncalves find the target twice as Chennaiyin FC defeated Odisha FC 2-1 and registered its third win in the Indian Super League at the GMC Stadium in Bambolim on Wednesday. The victory helped Chennaiyin climb to the fifth spot with 14 points … Read more ISL— Esmael helps CFC climb to fifth