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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer might be about to get a new nickname

Man Utd went back to the top of the Premier League thanks to a 2-1 win at Fulham when their impressive squad depth was again on show.


'An absolute joke', Handscomb slams Paine captaincy critics

'An absolute joke', Handscomb slams Paine captaincy critics


Phil Foden outshines Jack Grealish once again to underline a Man City legend's legacy

Manchester City go top as 20-year-old prodigy shows why he is the most exciting talent in English football


TPLB confirms Tanzania Mainland League's resumption dates

Yanga SC lead the race for the title with 44 points coming from the 18 games played


'Special talent' Kwadwo Baah making waves at Rochdale after ballboy fame

Kwadwo Baah well remembers being rejected at the age of 14. “I knew it was coming so I was prepared but it was still a shock,” says the former Crystal Palace youth player thriving in League One with Rochdale. “I remember waking up one Tuesday after I had been released and it felt weird that I didn’t have to go to training. It felt like I was out of the system.” Luckily for Baah, who had enjoyed a brief taste of fame in October 2016 as a Palace...


Bruno Fernandes matches Eric Cantona feat with starring role in Fulham victory

Manchester United came from behind to beat Fulham at Craven Cottage and return to the top of the Premier League table


Manager slams 'pathetic' Aston Villa transfer offer

Latest Aston Villa transfer news from BirminghamLive brings an update on Dean Smith's side's progress in landing Marseille midfielder Morgan Sanson this month with the midfielder linked with a move


Neil Lennon's Celtic job declaration, Aberdeen star will be 'desperate' to join Rangers, Hearts striker hunt, No Ibrox interest in duo - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

The January transfer window has reached the three-week mark in Scotland and it could perhaps signal an upturn in activity.


What channel is Liverpool vs Burnley? Kick-off time, TV and live stream details

How to watch Liverpool vs Burnley in Thursday's Premier League clash. The champions have only scored one goal in their last four league games


Embiid joins exclusive NBA club, Doncic makes history as Irving returns alongside Harden and Durant

It was a big day for Joel Embiid and Luka Doncic, while Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving made his long-awaited return in the NBA.


David Moyes should look to Mikel Oyarzabal for West Ham to push on

In what may come as a surprise to a few West Ham fans, David Moyes putting his faith in Mikel Oyarzabal would not be a novelty for the Irons manager. The Real Sociedad winger has 11 goal involvements in 14 appearances this season – and he has Moyes to thank for kickstarting his career. The 57-year-old’s stint in La Liga management saw the 11-cap Spain international brought through the San Sebastian side’s academy by the Glaswegian in 2015 – and...


Transfer news LIVE! Arsenal in Odegaard talks; Eriksen to Man Utd; Ings to Tottenham; Lampard Chelsea latest

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s latest LIVE coverage of the January transfer window. The rumour mill is really hotting up with deadline day approaching ever closer on the horizon, with clubs vying to complete those late deals to boost their respective squads during a hectic campaign. Arsenal are reported to have entered talks with Real Madrid over a deal for Martin Odegaard, though it seems that a move for Norwich’s Emi Buendia is off the...


Zinedine Zidane ‘not embarrassed’ despite Real Madrid being stunned by third-tier Alcoyano in Copa del Rey

Real Madrid have been sensationally ousted from the Copa del Rey by third-tier side CD Alcoyano. The reigning LaLiga champions were upset 2-1 in the third round at El Collao on Wednesday evening after conceding a dramatic extra-time winner from midfielder Juanan Casanova. Centre-back Jose Solbes’ effort 10 minutes from the end of the initial 90 minutes had earlier cancelled out Madrid defender Eder Militao’s header on the stroke of half-time. To...


'Desperate' - Conor Hourihane's bold Aston Villa decision and Neil Taylor's telling Swansea City message

Conor Hourihane has spoken about the reasons behind his loan switch from Aston Villa to Swansea City


Aston Villa star slams 'nonsense' Man City decision

Latest Aston Villa news from BirminghamLive as Tyrone Mings offers his reaction to Bernardo Silva's goal in the 2-0 win for Pep Guardiola's side at the Etihad Stadium


Liverpool's rivals have finally found a way to stop Roberto Firmino

Roberto Firmino's struggles might be down to a change of tactics from Liverpool'


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's tactical demand for "frustrating" Man Utd star Edinson Cavani

Cavani scored the equaliser after United had fallen behind against Fulham at Craven Cottage on Wednesday, and has been persuaded to stick to Solskjaer's request


Noise after Man City goals in Aston Villa battle felt like a defining moment

The talking points after Manchester City's victory over Aston Villa in the Premier League.


Saints fans react as Tottenham show interest in Danny Ings

A number of Southampton fans have been reacting to a report from Eurosport that Tottenham are monitoring Danny Ings’ contract situation and are prepared to come in with an offer in the summer. The 28-year-old’s long-term future has been up in the air over the last few weeks, with reports having emerged a few months ago that the Saints were hoping to secure a new deal for him and Ryan Bertrand. However, Southampton have since released a...


Fashion Sakala rated perfect Rangers fit as former team mate hints at why Steven Gerrard wants him

Ex-Hearts loanee Toby Sibbick played alongside the Ibrox transfer target during a loan spell at Belgian side Oostende and he's provided the lowdown on Sakala's talents.


‘I’ll give it my best go’: Future star Olly Stone ready to step up for England in the here and now

Olly Stone only has five international caps. All were picked up between October 2018 and July 2019, with just four international wickets to show for them. Yet, it could be argued he has already had a profound effect on English cricket. For it was partly his battles with injury - stress fractures of the back, and serious anterior cruciate ligament damage - that saw the England and Wales Cricket Board pull the chord on an initiative that has been...


Bernardo Silva rediscovers old influence to gift Manchester City secret weapon in title race

As the scorer of Manchester City’s breakthrough wheeled away, his impassioned celebration said it all. It was an important goal in the context of City’s challenge in a fledgling title race, breaking Aston Villa’s resistance and putting Pep Guardiola’s side top for the first time this season, even if only for a few hours. But it was arguably an even more important goal for Bernardo Silva himself. Bernardo's last league goal had been back in July,...


Arsenal transfer round-up: Mikel Arteta facing coaches' opposition to Lucas Torreira plan

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is believed to be keen to sell Lucas Torreira - currently on loan at Atletico Madrid - but his backroom staff are opposed to the idea


Fifa Club World Cup: ‘Al Ahly, Bayern Munich will be difficult for Olunga’s Al-Duhail’ - Ali

The Qatari champions will face the Egyptian giants in the first game of the tournament on February 4


Dani Ceballos sends Martin Odegaard message after Arsenal transfer approach

Arsenal have reportedly made an approach to sign Martin Odegaard - and he has been sent transfer advice from another on-loan Real Madrid star, Dani Ceballos


Newcastle fans react to Keith Downie update on pursuit of transfer targets

A number of Newcastle United supporters were left underwhelmed by the latest update from Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie on the club’s transfer progress, with the Magpies targeting a left-back and midfielder but not close to any deals at the moment. Steve Bruce’s side have seen their need to strengthen the squad amplified over the last few weeks, with the Magpies now going nine matches without a win in all competitions. Although there is little...


Scott Parker convinced over Fulham progress after tough run but knows wins must follow in relegation fight

Scott Parker admits Fulham need to turn good performances into results if they are to achieve their aim of staying in the Premier League this season. Fulham put in a spirited display in defeat to Manchester United on Wednesday night, with Ademola Lookman opening the scoring after just five minutes. That lead was short-lived, however, as Edinson Cavani equalised 16 minutes later and Paul Pogba curled home a superb winner midway through the second...


West Ham fans split on transfer links with Henry Onyekuru

West Ham have been credited with an interest in Monaco winger Henry Onyekuru and many of the Irons faithful have had their say on the rumour. The 23-year-old is also attracting interest from Turkish giants Galatasaray and Fenerbahce, according to the report from Sabah. He may be allowed to leave on loan this month as he struggles to find regular game-time in France, making just four appearances in Ligue 1. The report also claimed that Monaco...


Nets' 'Big Three' 'felt perfect' to Durant despite loss

The Brooklyn Nets' 'Big Three' felt just right for Kevin Durant despite a defeat.


Rumour Has It: Inter optimistic over Martinez deal, Lampard under fire

Linked with Barcelona, Inter forward Lautaro Martinez may be closer to deciding his future.


'Here to stay' - Rio Ferdinand issues Man United title warning to Liverpool

Liverpool's bitter rivals returned to the top of the Premier League after their win over Fulham


Man United player ratings vs Fulham: Edinson Cavani and David Gea good

How the Man Utd players rated in their 2-1 victory over Fulham in the Premier League at Craven Cottage.


Nets looked 'a little lost at times', says Nash

The Brooklyn Nets' struggles against the Cleveland Cavaliers came as no surprise to head coach Steve Nash.


James Maddison prediction eventually comes true as Derek McInnes reveals what he told Brendan Rodgers about Leicester star

The Aberdeen boss has reflected on the Leicester City star's successful spell at Pittodrie as he continues to emerge as one of the Premier League's brightest talents.


Jarrad Branthwaite spoke to Harvey Elliott before joining Blackburn on loan

It has been revealed that Everton prospect Jarrad Branthwaite spoke to Harvey Elliott before joining his fellow teenager on loan at Blackburn Rovers recently. The 18-year-old defender impressed Rovers manager Tony Mowbray on his debut for the Championship side last weekend and is further proof that the 57-year-old does not shy away from the inexperience of teenage talent. Elliott, who joined Rovers on loan from Everton’s arch-rivals Liverpool in...


Cumbernauld Colts assistant fears fixtures pile-up when football returns

Craig McKinlay reckons the season may need to be extended, if football is given the go-ahead to resume


Jake Paul announces next fight after Conor McGregor’s "confused kid" jibe

Paul has been trolling McGregor in recent days and has offered the UFC star $50million to face him in the boxing ring


Former Mamelodi Sundowns coach Mosimane says he can 'understand how Sirino reacted'

The Uruguayan has had only 200 minutes of competitive football in total this season in one cup match and three league appearances for Masandawana


World No.1 Barty joins elite field for Adelaide exhibition

World No.1 Barty joins elite field for Adelaide exhibition


Celtic boss Neil Lennon refuses to quit and insists he's 'fed up' being quizzed over his future

The under-fire Parkhead manager took another body blow on Wednesday night as he side were held to a draw against an under-strength Livingston side.


Dean Smith's transcript: Jon Moss, McGinn suspension, Man City anger, Trezeguet and Hause updates

Man City 2 Aston Villa 0 - Here's the gaffer's tape after the match as he revealed that Kortney Hause is facing a spell on the sidelines after picking up a foot injury


Six Nations: Bright, mature Cameron Redpath could be solution for Scotland at inside centre

Bath thought enough of Cameron Redpath to pay a reported £100,000 to prise him from a long-term contract at Sale Sharks 11 months ago. And Eddie Jones thought enough of the inside centre to name him in his full England squad to tour South Africa in 2018, just weeks after he had left school.


Pep Guardiola faces anxious wait over Kevin De Bruyne and Kyle Walker

Kevin De Bruyne looked to have sustained a leg muscle injury and was replaced on the hour mark, while full-back Kyle Walker went off in the first half after a collision with Jack Grealish.


Anderson urges players to show more respect for Australia's COVID fight

Anderson urges players to show more respect for Australia's COVID fight


Embiid at MVP level? 'For sure', says 76ers team-mate Harris

Tobias Harris lauded Joel Embiid, who had 42 points and 10 rebounds in the Philadelphia 76ers' win over the Boston Celtics.


Ndidi: Is Leicester City man the midfielder Chelsea need?

The goal against the Blues aside, the anchorman’s body of work means he could be considered to solve Frank Lampard’s midfield conundrum


With Celtic clash looming Hamilton boss Brian Rice is working non-stop to bring in attacking players

The Accies boss has just under a week until their next game, when they travel to Parkhead


Domestic squads upset Team BikeExchange Santos Festival of Cycling plans

Pre-race favourite Grace Brown drops over a minute on stage 1, GC hopes on Lucy Kennedy


Everton fans loved Michael Keane's comments on his fine form

Having reflected on what has been a formidable season so far for him, Michael Keane whipped up excitement from many Everton fans over his thoughts on the Toffees’ campaign. The 27-year-old Mancunian has been an integral keystone of Carlo Ancelotti’s back line. He has featured in 17 Premier League games this season, even contributing some valuable goals in the process – three to be precise – as the ex-Manchester United man looks to shore up the...


Aberdeen v Motherwell: How to watch crucial Premiership clash at Pittodrie

Graham Alexander's side head to the Granite City looking for three precious points