Forget Pogba: £189k-p/w Man Utd beast who won 100% of his duels stole the show for OGS - opinion

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire led from the back against Liverpool.

Is Arsenal vs Newcastle on TV tonight? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch Premier League fixture

Arsenal are hopeful that both Kieran Tierney and Gabriel Martinelli can shake off injuries to face Newcastle United in the Premier League on Monday. The duo missed the Gunners’ drab draw with Crystal Palace on Thursday, where Mikel Arteta’s side once again struggled to break down their opponent. Newcastle have been in worse form of late, and they followed up their FA Cup defeat with a loss to bottom of the table Sheffield United. READ MORE:...

West Ham have Youssef En-Nesyri bid rejected by Sevilla; talks ongoing

West Ham have made a substantial offer worth an initial £22.5 million for Sevilla forward Youssef En-Nesyri, according to The Athletic. The Moroccan joined from Sevilla last year after the Europa League holders activated his Leganes release clause worth just under £20m and signed a five-and-a-half-year deal, forming part of the team which won the continental competition last August. Despite the cost and the years left to run on his contract, the...

Lionel Messi appears to make Barcelona U-turn after Liverpool admission

Lionel Messi decided in the summer that his time at Barcelona had come to an end and that he finally wanted to leave the club he'd represented since the age of 12

American Magic to miss next Prada Cup races leaving Ainslie just one win from final

By James Toney Sir Ben Ainslie needs just one more win to clear the first hurdle of his America's Cup campaign. Three 'challenger' boats, from the USA, Italy and Great Britain, are contesting a series of round robin races in Auckland as they seek to become the team that takes on defending champions Team New Zealand in the 36th America's Cup match in March. After their dramatic capsize on Sunday, American Magic will not contest the remaining...

Novak Djokovic's Australian Open quarantine demands are rejected

Djokovic's reported list of demands included a shorter quarantine period, permission for players to visit their coaches, and access to courts where they could train for the tournament in Melbourne.

Jesse Lingard transfer update emerges as Aston Villa and Celtic rumours swirl

Aston Villa have been linked with this out-of-favour Manchester United player - but there are plenty of suitors for his signature

Rugby morning headlines as WRU to get millions from Welsh government and rising Welsh star reveals difficult Cipriani relationship

These are your rugby morning headlines from Wales and around the world on Monday, January 18

Michail Antonio’s hamstrings key to West Ham success, says Pablo Fornals

Pablo Fornals says Michail Antonio remaining fit is key to keeping West Ham on the front foot this season. The Hammers talisman, who has been struggling with hamstring problems since October, scored the winner against Burnley on his first Premier League start since November on Saturday. The forward converted Fornals's cross at the far post inside 10 minutes to make it five games unbeaten and three wins on the bounce in all competitions. With...

Chelsea 'willing to smash transfer record to sign Haaland this year'

Haaland, who has scored 19 goals in 17 matches for Dortmund this season, has a £66.6million release clause in his contract which cannot be triggered until 2022.

Jamie McCart excited for "big opportunity" as defender eyes Hampden heroics

The St Johnstone centre-half admits there is a great buzz around McDiarmid Park ahead of the cup semi-final

Last of the six Man Utd signings named and shamed by Rio Ferdinand is set to leave

Back in January 2020, following a Manchester United defeat by Burnley, Rio Ferdinand hit out at the Red Devils' demise, laying the blame on the club's poor recruitment

Jose Mourinho 'losing patience' with Gareth Bale amid hostile video footage

Bale has been used sparingly by his manager since his return to Tottenham and it seems Mourinho has little intention of playing him more often unless he sees significant changes

Jose Mourinho backs Joe Rodon to get ‘much, much better’ at Tottenham

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho says Joe Rodon is a long way from being the finished article but believes the centre-half has the potential to be “much, much better”. Rodon made his second Premier League start as part of Spurs’ back three in Sunday's 3-1 win over Sheffield United, having made his full debut in the 0-0 draw at Chelsea in November. Mourinho targeted a top centre-half in the summer but Milan Skriniar and Ruben Dias proved out of...

Epic Australia vs India series goes down to the final day

The highest successful run chase at the Gabba was in 1951, when Australia finished 236-7 against the West Indies. The hosts haven't lost at there since 1988, but nobody is counting India out.

62% duels lost: "Perfect" LFC gem failed to repay Klopp's faith vs MUFC; he was dire - opinion

Liverpool midfielder Georginio WIjnaldum was far from his best in the 0-0 draw with Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday.

Calum Hill up to first reserve for start of new season in Abu Dhabi

A few days after he was photographed practising in the snow in Scotland, Calum Hill is close to getting the chance to start his 2021 season in the heat of Abu Dhabi this week.

'No chance' - Swansea City boss Steve Cooper voices frustrations over fixture schedule and Barnsley and Blackburn travel plans

Swansea City's head coach Steve Cooper voiced frustrations over his side's schedule

Athletics’ 66 doping bans showcase a winning way other sports should follow

And still the headlines come. On Thursday the Rio Olympic 100m hurdles champion, Brianna McNeal, was provisionally suspended and could face an eight-year doping ban for “tampering”. The week before, the 2017 long jump world champion Luvo Manyonga was suspended and could face a four-year ban for whereabouts violations. Both cases are yet to be prosecuted, and the usual caveats about being innocent until proven guilty apply, but the message is...

Levy must offload £25m Spurs star, Dier claims there's "no-one worse to train against" - opinion

Tottenham Hotspur should look to move Lucas Moura on during the transfer window this month.

German Zverev splits with Federer's management firm

German Zverev splits with Federer's management firm

George sees a change in Clippers: The chemistry is amazing

The Los Angeles Clippers have started the new NBA season in impressive fashion, thanks in part to the bond between the players.

Roy Keane criticises Man Utd duo for disappointing performances against Liverpool

Manchester United failed to break down a makeshift Liverpool defence during a tepid goalless draw, with two of their biggest stars having quiet evenings at Anfield

Ronald Koeman defends Lionel Messi after Barcelona captain sent off for punching opponent

Lionel Messi's frustrations boiled over in closing stages of the Spanish Super Cup final and the Argentine hit Athletic Bilbao forward Asier Villalibre in the head

Liverpool fans are concerned about Trent's form after another poor display

A number of Liverpool supporters have bemoaned Trent Alexander-Arnold’s form, following another below par performance against Manchester United over the weekend. The Reds could only draw 0-0 at home to their bitter rivals on Sunday afternoon, as they struggled to find their rhythm once again. Liverpool now haven’t scored in the Premier League since December 27th, when Sadio Mane found the net against West Brom at Anfield. There were several...

Man City boss Pep Guardiola tells Liverpool his title race prediction

Liverpool drew with Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday and slipped to fourth place in the table

Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend action

1) Solskjær returns to Fergie blueprint at Anfield There has been recent evidence that Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s adherence to the lessons learned at Sir Alex Ferguson’s feet was wavering. His Manchester United have lately shown something of their own identity, but here Solskjær used a classic Fergie blueprint. Even when United were far superior to Liverpool, Anfield was where the old master’s team would sit deep and try to score on the counter, or...

Liverpool fans can't explain why Minamino has been frozen out by Klopp

Some Liverpool fans have been left perplexed by Jurgen Klopp’s treatment of Takumi Minamino, as the Japanese failed to feature again at the weekend. The Reds were held to a forgettable 0-0 draw at home to Manchester United on Sunday, as they failed to spark in the final third. Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino were all far from their best at Anfield, and as the minutes ticked by, some inspiration from the substitutes’ bench was...

Tom Brady keeps seventh Super Bowl dream alive after edging battle of ageing quarter-backs

Tom Brady kept alive hopes of winning a seventh Super Bowl of his career as he guided new side the Tampa Bay Bucaneers into the NFC Championship game. The 43-year-old got the better of long-term rival Drew Brees, at 42 just a year younger, in the latest showdown between the two all-time yardage leaders in NFL history. Brady scored a touchdown himself and threw two touchdown passes in a 30-20 victory over New Orleans Saints in what is expected to...

7 Rangers fringe stars Steven Gerrard could still look to offload in January shake-up

Minutes on the park have been scarce for some of the Ibrox dressing room so far this season.

Fikayo Tomori to AC Milan: Chelsea defender set for loan move with £25m buy option

AC Milan are closing in on a loan deal for Fikayo Tomori, which is expected to include £25million option to buy the Chelsea defender. The centre-back has been told he can leave this month to get more regular game-time – but Frank Lampard is adamant he wants any move to be temporary. Yet negotiations with Milan have led to discussions of a potential option to buy if he impresses in the second half of the season. Tomori has been restricted to just...

0 duels won, 0 dribbles, 0 shots - The one Man City star whose performance will concern Pep

Bernardo Silva was Pep Guardiola's one disappointment in the 4-0 win against Crystal Palace on Sunday evening.

Max Watters explains why he chose Cardiff City, his Leeds United pride and what he'll bring to Bluebirds

Cardiff City sealed the signing of Crawley Town striker Max Watters on Saturday after he was heavily linked with rivals Swansea City

Real Madrid-Estrella Roja: first of three matches this week

Laso's team hosts the Serbian team in the Euroleague match that has been rearranged due to the storm (7pm).

Shi can save Wolves' season with swoop for "magic" £27m beast, he "can create panic" - opinion

Wolves could save their season with a move for Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard this January.

'Everything is possible' - ex-Swansea City, Man City and Stoke City star Wilfried Bony open to return as he reveals agent talks

Former Swansea City, Man City and Stoke City striker Wilfried Bony says he is keeping his options open as he looks to relaunch his career

Football transfer rumours: Gaëtan Laborde to West Ham?

After Sebastian Haller’s sale to Ajax last week West Ham have cash in the bank and a desire to improve their attack, and they apparently feel that Montpellier’s Gaëtan Laborde, 26-year-old author of six goals in 20 Ligue 1 games this season, could be the £16m answer to their problems. Also on the radar, reports the Telegraph, are Boulaye Dia at Reims and Adam Armstrong at Blackburn. Héctor Bellerín is on his way out of Arsenal come the season’s...

Transfer news LIVE: Dele Alli pushes for PSG, Mesut Ozil edges to Arsenal exit, Juan Mata to leave Man Utd

Welcome along to Monday’s transfer news live as we follow all the latest rumours, gossip and done deals from the Premier League and around Europe, as a January exodus brews with stars from Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham and more looking to find first-team football away from the English top flight. Dele Alli is pushing for a departure from Tottenham Hotspur and could get his wish with a move to Paris Saint-Germain this month, where his...

Get rid: Brands must end dud’s 14-year Everton association, he’s not fit for Ancelotti – opinion

Marcel Brands must end Beni Baningime’s 14-year Everton association and sell the midfielder during the January transfer window.

Thiago Alcantara names Liverpool trio who can help struggling front three

Liverpool failed to score for the third league game in a row on Sunday as their typically dynamic front line faltered again but Thiago feels the burden to score should not only be on them

Get it done: Ashley could avoid relegation by sanctioning Newcastle swoop for £15m gem – opinion

Mike Ashley can put any fears of relegation to bed by sanctioning a deal for Newcastle United to sign AFC Bournemouth’s Joshua King.

Simon Yates: Racing against my brother will be difficult but not a problem

‘I didn’t grow up wanting to win the Tour. I grew up wanting to be an Olympic champion’ says BikeExchange leader

Root challenges England to 'keep getting better' after victory over Sri Lanka

England have won four successive Test matches overseas for the first time since 1957, but Joe Root thinks there is still more to come.

Chargers hire Rams DC Staley as head coach

Having impressed while serving as defensive coordinator for the Rams, Brandon Staley has landed the top job with the Chargers.

Pep Guardiola on why facing Manchester City will be an even tougher prospect for Aston Villa

When Villa return from their Covid-enforced absence at the Etihad on Wednesday they will face a City side which has cruised into title contention

Joe Shaugnessy slams officials for missing handball and says even St Johnstone players saw it

The Buddies defender was adamant the Perth side's winner should not have stood.

Man City vs Crystal Palace result: Five things we learned as City close in on leaders United

Manchester City beat Crystal Palace 4-0 at the Etihad Stadium to move up to second place in the Premier League. City’s early dominance didn’t create too many clear-cut sights of goal, but Kevin De Bruyne served up a brilliant cross from the right for the opener, headed in by John Stones. The home side were entirely dominant thereafter, with Palace only forging sporadic counter-attacking moments, but they held out defensively until 10 minutes...

Manchester City transfer news: Pep Guardiola to be handed £200m summer budget to rebuild side

The club's hierarchy are willing to back the Catalan in the next transfer window

Tanguy Ndombele meant it: Tottenham star’s stunning goal no fluke, says Joe Rodon

It was a goal so sublime, you initially had to wonder if he meant it but for Tanguy Ndombele's Tottenham team-mates, his moment of brilliance at Bramall Lane came as no surprise. With two Sheffield United defenders shepherding him towards the touchline, Ndombele stretched to hook an improvised, inch-perfect lob over Aaron Ramsdale and into the far corner. "The goal doesn't surprise me to be honest because he does spectacular things in training...

Ask Crouchie! Peter Crouch is back to answer YOUR questions...

There were no fireworks at Anfield for Peter Crouch to discuss on his return but there are plenty of attention-grabbing issues elsewhere, from legendary club shirts to hugging team-mates, and more.