Football

Pirlo's Supercoppa joy 'more beautiful' than as a player

Andrea Pirlo won the greatest prizes in football as a player but his first honour as a head coach was a special moment for the Juve boss.


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.


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


Rooney expects Derby takeover to go ahead despite delay

Rooney expects Derby takeover to go ahead despite delay


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

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


Chelsea transfer round-up: Doubt over defender's future as club 'in Tuchel talks'

Chelsea have not yet signed anyone in the January transfer window, while boss Frank Lampard is fresh facing questions over his future after defeat to Premier League rivals Leicester


Liverpool changes can only come from ‘playing not by talking’ for Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes the debate over their current form illustrates what a “crazy place” the world has become.


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


Man City 2-0 Aston Villa LIVE! Premier League result, latest news and reaction from Guardiola and Smith

Manchester City vs Aston Villa - LIVE! An enthralling encounter at the Etihad Stadium eventually saw City go top of the Premier League table for the first time this season. Ahead of Manchester United's game at Fulham, in which a win will see them leapfrog their rivals, City and Villa pushed each other from end to end. Villa were playing their first game in three weeks due to a severe Covid outbreak at the club, but showed little signs of rust....


Premier League table: Latest standings today for 2020/21 EPL season

Manchester United returned to the top of the Premier League table with a hard-fought 2-1 win at Fulham on Wednesday night. Leicester City provisionally went top on Tuesday by beating Chelsea 2-0 to pile the pressure on Frank Lampard. Tuesday’s other game saw West Ham beat West Brom 2-1 to leapfrog Frank Lampard’s Blues on another day of top-flght drama. Wednesday’s first game saw Man City take top spot off Leicester with a controversial 2-0 win...


Brady is just playing chess – Evans hails Buccaneers star

Mike Evans discussed the impact of Tampa Bay Buccaneers team-mate Tom Brady ahead of their clash with the Packers.


Cristiano Ronaldo leads Juventus to Italian Super Cup title

Ronaldo and Morata helped Juventus beat Napoli 2-0 to take the trophy.


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...


'Has to happen' - Birmingham City fans find hope in one player after latest home defeat

Blues are 19th in the Championship after losing 1-0 to Preston North End on Wednesday night


Premier League fixtures and table — all matches by date and kick-off time

The 2020/21 Premier League season is well underway. Liverpool are hoping to defend their first title in 30 years after convincingly becoming champions of England once again back in June. Manchester City are keen to close the gap after a disappointing year with Pep Guardiola's own future up in the air. Manchester United want to kick on after reaching the Champions League again with a top-four finish to the 2019/2020 season. Chelsea and Frank...


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


Wizards' clash against Bucks postponed due to coronavirus, preparation

The Washington Wizards' scheduled game against the Milwaukee Bucks was postponed.


Liverpool transfer news round-up: Reds eye two as Alaba offer details emerge

Liverpool are set for a quiet ending to the January transfer window and are running out of time to get any deals over the line, but the Reds are making plans for the summer window


Pogba is 'one of the best when he's in this form', says Rio Ferdinand

The Frenchman, who is in the midst of an excellent run of form in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side, scored the decisive goal with a terrific curling effort with his left-foot in the 65th minute on Wednesday.


Impey set to leave role as New Zealand Rugby chairman

Impey set to leave role as New Zealand Rugby chairman


Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba clarifies what happened after Liverpool match amid apology report

Man Utd midfielder Paul Pogba has revealed what happened in the dressing room after the draw vs Liverpool.


Springer to Blue Jays? What it means for big-hitting Toronto in Stats Perform data

What does George Springer bring to the Toronto Blue Jays and what does it mean for the franchise? We take a look using Stats Perform data.


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


Solskjaer says Pogba's happy again as Man Utd boss hails Cavani

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised Paul Pogba and Edinson Cavani following Wednesday's victory at Fulham.


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.


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.


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


Asensio turns 25

The forward has lifted 11 trophies with Real Madrid and scored 31 goals.


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.


Burnley could be perfect for Roberto Firmino but Liverpool must beware of champions curse

Liverpool are set to host Burnley in what is now a must-win Premier League game


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...


Lewandowski subbing was just a precaution, says Bayern boss Flick

Hansi Flick explained there was nothing untoward about subbing off Robert Lewandowski in Bayern Munich's win over Augsburg.


Robert Snodgrass update emerges as Sam Allardyce drops West Brom transfer hint

West Brom news - WBA morning headlines from BirminghamLive including Robert Snodgrass update and Gareth Barry on the situation, Sam Allardyce on new signings and Premier League TV decision


Wolves reach transfer agreement as Liverpool 'prepare' Adama Traore move

Wolves news - WWFC morning headlines from BirminghamLive including Willian Jose transfer agreement, what Wolves can expect from the striker and Liverpool interest in Adama Traore


Pep Guardiola gives his verdict on controversial 'offside' which aided Man City against Aston Villa

Man City 2 Aston Villa 0 - Villa battled hard at a rain-sodden Etihad and were undone just 11 minutes from time after Bernardo Silva's strike which arrowed home


West Brom feared Snodgrass deal would fail if he faced West Ham

Snodgrass's transfer is under investigation by the Premier League after Sam Allardyce let slip that Snodgrass's absence on Tuesday was down to a 'gentleman's agreement' between the clubs.


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.


Real Madrid crashes out of Copa del Rey, Ramos contract still in the air

The La Liga champions were humiliated by third-division team Alcoyano, 2-1.


Cristiano Ronaldo becomes football’s all-time top goalscorer

Cristiano Ronaldo has officially become football's all-time leading goalscorer after firing Juventus to Italian Super Cup glory against Napoli. Portugal international Ronaldo registered the 760th strike of a remarkable career in the 64th minute to help reigning Serie A champions Juve claim the trophy with a 2-0 win. The 35-year-old former Manchester United and Real Madrid forward moved one goal ahead of Czech player Josef Bican, who officially...


Paul Pogba’s rocket ensures Manchester United beat Fulham and retake Premier League top spot

A Wednesday which started with Leicester City top and was winding down with Manchester City on the cusp of ending a day in first-place for the first time this season. But a stunning Paul Pogba strike lifted Manchester United back to the summit, a goal worthy of deciding any game, appropriate for reaffirming high status. This was far from dominant wrestling back of the throne, nor a blazing shoot-em-up to let the rest know who’s boss. They had to...


Jurgen Klopp issues Virgil van Dijk Liverpool injury update as Wijnaldum replacements identified

The Liverpool morning digest, including the "really promising" signs of Virgil van Dijk's recovery and five potential replacements for midfielder Gini Wijnaldum.


James Maddison's chatty interview sets 'shining example'

EXCLUSIVE BY KIERAN GILL: Sportsmail spoke to others on Wednesday who stage internal media sessions to educate players - and Maddison's interview will be played and analysed.


Solskjær full of praise for Pogba after Manchester United win at Fulham

Ole Gunnar Solskjær paid tribute to Paul Pogba after the France midfielder helped restore Manchester United to the top of the Premier League at Fulham. Pogba has morphed from problem to solution for the United manager in recent weeks and his stunning left footed winning goal in the 2-1 victory proved emblematic of an excellent all‑round performance. “Paul’s enjoying his football, he’s mentally very happy, he’s physically in very good shape and...


Paul Pogba’s star studded quality is making Man Utd look the real deal in title race

Pogba struck the winner as Manchester United came from behind to beat Fulham to return to the top of the table


Ronaldo urges Juve belief after Supercoppa triumph

Juventus saw off a dogged Napoli to claim the Supercoppa Italiana and Cristiano Ronaldo wants it to inspire their Serie A title bid.


Livingston troll Celtic with '10 In A Row' jibe as club toasts exceptional run

David Martindale extended his unbeaten run as Lions manager to double digits and the club's Twitter fired a cheeky dig after earning a draw against the champions.


Rodgers not feeling pressure in Super Bowl pursuit ahead of Brady showdown

Aaron Rodgers looked ahead to Sunday's blockbuster showdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


Thiago can do for Liverpool what Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba couldn't against Burnley

Thiago Alcantara is expected to start his second match at Anfield on Thursday night as Liverpool take on Burnley in the Premier League


Solskjaer insists 'those two extra points are vital' after win

KIERAN GILL AT CRAVEN COTTAGE: Pogba struck a sensational winner to send United top of the table, with Solskjaer saying those two extra points could be the difference at the end of the season.