MANCHESTER UNITED 0 MANCHESTER CITY 3
MANCHESTER United boss David Moyes conceded last night his team must aspire to match the level their “noisy neighbours” are at or risk falling behind the Premier League’s elite for seasons to come.
FORMER England captain David Beckham has released the first details of plans for a new stadium that experts say will give his impending Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise in Miami the best chance of survival.
ARSENAL 2 SWANSEA CITY 2
ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger admits his team have been sucked into another scrap for fourth place after an injury-time own goal from Mathieu Flamini cost them two much-needed points last night.
NEWCASTLE UNITED 0 EVERTON 3
THE PERFECT away performance, according to Everton boss Roberto Martinez, saw the Toffees take full advantage of Arsenal’s slip up against Swansea to close in on a top-four place.
FOOTBALL: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has requested a personal hearing and denied a Football Association charge of improper conduct after stepping onto the pitch to confront referee Chris Foy during his side’s recent defeat to Aston Villa.
ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger has predicted a positive response from his humbled team against Swansea tonight after receiving a double boost over the availability of Kieran Gibbs and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
MANCHESTER United boss David Moyes wants his side to prove they can still beat the top flight’s elite and record only their second win of the season against a top-nine team in tonight’s derby with title-chasing Manchester City.
BAYERN Munich’s Allianz Arena must be partially closed for the Champions League quarter-final with Manchester United on 9 April after governing body Uefa yesterday condemned fans’ “discriminatory behaviour” in the previous round against Arsenal.
FORMER world champion Amir Khan is adamant his sought-after meeting with Floyd Mayweather will come to fruition after being added to the undercard of the American’s forthcoming fight with Marcos Maidana in Las Vegas.
CYCLING: Tour de France champion Chris Froome finished safely among the peloton on stage one of the Volta a Catalunya yesterday. Slovenia’s Luka Mezgec holds a lead of four seconds, with Britain’s Froome 10 seconds off the pace.
RUGBY UNION: Wales forward Ryan Jones has signed a two-year deal with Championship leaders Bristol. Jones has won 75 international caps, including 33 as captain, but missed this year’s Six Nations with a hamstring injury.
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TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 3 SOUTHAMPTON 2
TOTTENHAM manager Tim Sherwood yesterday refused to give up the chase for Champions League qualification after moving to within six points of north London rivals Arsenal.
ARSENE Wenger has never had the healthiest of pallors but the colour had almost completely drained from his face by the time Arsenal were three goals and a man down against Chelsea as the clock struck 1pm on Saturday lunchtime.
ENGLAND captain Stuart Broad yesterday bemoaned the slap on the wrist he was given by cricket's authorities for publicly criticising the umpires following defeat to New Zealand in their opening match of the Twenty20 World Cup.
NEW world squash champion Laura Massaro admitted she had to battle through the toughest match of her career in yesterday's final in Malaysia to become the first English woman to hold the title since 1999.
CYCLING: Britain's Mark Cavendish had to settle for fifth place in yesterday's epic Milan-San Remo race, while compatriot Ben Swift achieved a career-best finish by coming third in the opening spring classic of the season.
FOOTBALL: Barcelona moved to within a point of the top of La Liga last night with a 4-3 victory at Real Madrid. Andres Iniesta opened the scoring before a Karim Benzema brace put Real ahead, but Lionel Messi equalised before the break.