1970: Chelsea skipper Ron “Chopper” Harris goes into the referee’s book, despite the protests of (left to right) Keith Weller (Chelsea’s goal-scorer), Harris himself, Marvin Hinton, David Webb and Charlie Cooke during the 1-1 draw at Nottingham Fo
BEN CLEMINSON PREVIEWS THE BEST OF THIS WEEKEND’S PREMIER LEAGUE ACTION
BOOKMAKERS have missed a trick by not offering odds on both teams losing in Sunday’s clash between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford.
THE PRESSURE on Arsene Wenger from Arsenal fans has subsided slightly after the 4-1 win over Galatasaray in midweek which ensured the Gunners qualified for the last-16 of the Champions league in style.
MANCHESTER City boss Manuel Pellegrini believes his side proved a point to their detractors after completing an unlikely Champions League resurrection with victory against Roma at the Stadio Olimpico last night.
TOTTENHAM boss Mauricio Pochettino has acknowledged the significance of securing top spot as his side bid to land a knockout blow to closest rivals Besiktas in their final Europa League group-stage clash at the Ataurk Olympic Stadium tonight.
MANCHESTER City boss Manuel Pellegrini believes his squad has the depth in firepower to cope with the loss of Sergio Aguero after the Chilean last night confirmed his prolific marksman is set for between four and six weeks on the sidelines.
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ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger saluted midfielder Aaron Ramsey’s wonder goal after routing Galatasaray but narrowly missing out on topping their Champions League group last night.
BATSMAN Joe Root is adamant the England hierarchy will resist the temptation to continue with a policy of experimentation during their must-win fifth one-day international (ODI) against Sri Lanka today.
PROLIFIC Manchester City marksman Sergio Aguero is expected to be face a minimum of four weeks on the sidelines after suffering knee ligament damage during Saturday’s victory over Everton at the Etihad Stadium.
ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger insists the stream of abuse he is receiving from a section of the club’s supporters is not causing him undue concern as his side prepare to face Champions League Group D basement outfit Galatasaray tonight.
ENGLAND captain Chris Robshaw insists Harlequins team-mate Nick Easter remains one of the best practitioners of his craft, adding fuel to the fire of suggestions the veteran No8 could still have a place on the international stage.
ENGLAND batsman James Taylor believes his pulsating innings in the fourth one-day international (ODI) can prove a watershed moment in his international career and strengthen his bid for a place in his country’s World Cup squad.
ENGLAND’S stand-in skipper Eoin Morgan extolled the performance of batsman James Taylor despite his side slumping to a six-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka in the fourth one-day international in Colombo yesterday.
ITALY prop Martin Castrogiovanni launched a scathing expletive-ridden attack on Leicester boss Richard Cockerill after storming into yesterday’s post-match press conference at Welford Road following Toulon’s 25-21 European Champions Cup defeat yes
FORMER world No1 Ronnie O’Sullivan insisted his epic UK Championship final clash with Judd Trump had proven the most testing match of his illustrious career after resisting a fierce comeback to win 10-9 in York last night.
FORMER world No1 Tiger Woods endured a nightmare return to action yesterday when he carded a five-over-par 77 in the first round of the Hero World Challenge in Windermere, Florida – a tournament hosted by the 14-time Major winner.
ENGLAND coach Peter Moores has vowed to stamp out his side’s problem with slow over-rates after skipper Alastair Cook was handed a one-match ban ahead of Sunday’s fourth one-day international (ODI) in Colombo.
CRYSTAL Palace manager Neil Warnock has revealed that he failed in a bid to sign Harry Kane before the in-form England Under-21 striker became a key figure under new Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino.
WHILE some may resent the shorter, darker, colder days that come with the advent of November, the month reignited the flames of Manchester City’s Premier League campaign, bringing their title retention hopes back to life.