‘They were very aggressive against us and all of us were complaining about our legs’ – Salah

MOHAMED SALAH FELT Liverpool’s players were not protected from Monterrey’s “very aggressive” tactics in the Reds’ Club World Cup semi-final victory on Wednesday. Liverpool advanced to the Club World Cup final in Doha with a 2-1 success as substitute Roberto Firmino scored a 91st-minute winner midweek. Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool had taken the lead through Naby Keita, but a side missing influential […]

Frustration for Mourinho, as Tottenham held by relegation-threatened Norwich

HARRY KANE SCORED a late penalty to rescue Tottenham a 2-2 draw against bottom-of-the-table Norwich City in Saturday’s Premier League clash. The England international marked his 200th appearance in the competition by winning and then converting a spot-kick with seven minutes remaining at Carrow Road. Mario Vrancic’s first Premier League goal had earlier given Norwich a first-half lead and Teemu […]

Portuguese league leaders complete signing of Dortmund midfielder for €20 million

BENFICA HAVE COMPLETED the €20million signing of Julian Weigl from Borussia Dortmund on a four-and-a-half-year contract. The two clubs confirmed a fee had been agreed on 31 December with the deal now complete following Benfica’s announcement to Portugal’s Securities Market Commission. Weigl, 24, joined Dortmund from 1860 Munich in 2015 and initially settled well, spending most of his first three […]

More injury woe for Tottenham

TOTTENHAM MIDFIELDER Moussa Sissoko is expected to be out for at least three months after undergoing knee surgery. The France international suffered medial collateral ligament damage in the 1-0 Premier League defeat to Southampton on 1 January and missed the 1-1 FA Cup draw with Middlesbrough last Sunday. Spurs expect the 30-year-old to be unable to resume training until the […]

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, […]