Aguero breaks two goalscoring records in City’s trouncing of Villa

MANCHESTER CITY THRASHED Aston Villa 6-1 as Sergio Aguero netted a hat-trick to break two records, Riyad Mahrez scored twice and former Leicester City team-mate Danny Drinkwater endured a debut to forget. The contest was settled in a 10-minute spell at Villa Park in which Mahrez grabbed a double and Aguero equalled Thierry Henry as the Premier League’s top-scoring non-Englishman, […]

Canada star makes international football history

CANADA CAPTAIN CHRISTINE Sinclair has become the all-time leading scorer in international football. The 36-year-old forward registered goal number 185 in 290 games during her country’s 11-0 win over Saint Kitts and Nevis in Olympic Games qualifying, having equalled the record earlier in the game. It takes her past USA legend Abby Wambach, whose 184th goal for her country came in 2015, […]

Mourinho: I went viral for the wrong reasons after VAR shambles

DELE ALLI is “lucky” to be in contention to face Southampton in the FA Cup after escaping serious injury when caught by Raheem Sterling in Sunday’s 2-0 win over Manchester City, according to Jose Mourinho, who admitted his behaviour during the match saw him go viral “for the wrong reasons”. Sterling made firm contact with Alli’s ankle in the first […]

Lyon stun below-par Juventus and Ronaldo

CRISTIANO RONALDO drew a blank as a Lucas Tousart goal handed Lyon a surprise 1-0 win over Juventus in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie in France on Wednesday. Midfielder Tousart netted from close range in the 31st minute to give Lyon a lead to defend when they head to Turin for the return on 17 March. […]

Bayern Munich and Dortmund players agree to take 20% pay cuts

FOOTBALLERS AT GERMANY’S top teams including Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund have agreed to take pay cuts to help clubs survive the economic impact of the coronavirus, according to reports. Newspaper Bild said players and club officials at champions Bayern, top of the Bundesliga when the season was halted on 13 March, have accepted a 20% cut in their salaries. […]

A friend recommends: Dundalk’s Brian Gartland on ‘City of God’ and his local hero’s autobiography

WHAT PEOPLE DO with their so-called free time has changed drastically over the past five weeks since restrictions on our personal freedoms began to be implemented in a bid to curtail the spread of the coronavirus. Streaming services, television, books, podcasts and other forms of entertainment have become especially important during those free moments to ourselves, or those alongside family, […]

‘He’s really developing into a fine player… He’s now dictating games’

NEW IRELAND U21 boss Jim Crawford believes Jayson Molumby should be regarded as an example for other youngsters to follow. The 20-year-old Waterford native has impressed both for Ireland U21s and Brighton U23s in recent times. And this season, Molumby has progressed even further. A loan move to Millwall has proved fruitful, with the midfielder making 33 appearances in all […]