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Forget Itten: Rangers star who won 75% duels was Gerrard's unsung hero vs Well - opinion

Glasgow Rangers left-back Borna Barisic was Steven Gerrard's unsung hero against Motherwell.


IAN LADYMAN: Is Klopp's style catching up on lifeless Liverpool?

IAN LADYMAN: One of the most impressive things about Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo has been their consist high levels of performance. Mo Salah is discovering how difficult that is to do.


Cardiff City transfer headlines as Crewe boss gives big Perry Ng update

Here's your round-up of all the latest Cardiff City transfer headlines


Tanguy Ndombele is a sublime talent – now he can ease Tottenham’s reliance on Harry Kane and Heung-min Son

Tanguy Ndombele scored a goal-of-the-season contender as Tottenham outclassed Sheffield United in a 3-1 win at Bramall Lane. Moments after David McGoldrick halved Spurs' lead on the hour, raising the possibility of another familiar collapse for Jose Mourinho's side, Ndombele produced an outrageous piece of skill to restore their two-goal advantage. There seemed little immediate jeopardy for the Blades as Ndombele ran out onto Steven Bergwijn's...


Steven Gerrard reveals why he had to 'get into' Rangers players at half-time

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard bemoaned his players’ lack of aggression in their 1-1 draw against Motherwell at Fir Park, insisting they didn’t report for duty until the second half.


Jovic matches Madrid tally in 28-minute Eintracht cameo

Luka Jovic quickly rediscovered his best form back at Eintracht Frankfurt, scoring twice in his first match since leaving Real Madrid.


Sam Allardyce eyes transfer for player who was 'too good' for West Brom

West Bromwich Albion boss Sam Allardyce is reportedly keen on Real Betis midfielder William Carvalho four years after the Portugal international was first linked with the club


Imagine him & Rodrigo: Leeds must swoop for £30m dynamo who "lacks absolutely nothing" - opinion

Leeds target Rodrigo De Paul was in mesmeric form again for Udinese this weekend.


Gnabry injury not serious, confirms Bayern boss Flick

Hansi Flick has been told by Bayern Munich's doctors that the injury sustained by Serge Gnabry against Freiburg was not serious.


Eve Muirhead begins 2021 in style with victory at British Curling's January Challenge

A final win over Team Aitken ensured it was a strong opening to the new year for the Perthshire skip


Bayern's Rummenigge admits Guardiola left him in tears when he left

Rummenigge divulged that he will 'always remember' the night when Guardiola told him he was leaving for a new challenge, which brought him to Manchester City and the Premier League in 2016.


Astana-Premier Tech reveal Giro d'Italia and Tour de France targets at team presentation - Gallery

Vlasov targets Giro d'Italia, Fuglsang eyes Tour de France stages and Olympic gold


Man Utd legend Roy Keane shares Gareth Bale theory on TV as 'bizarre' Tottenham situation worsens

Bale was once again left on the bench for Tottenham during their win at Sheffield United


Man City maestro De Bruyne brings up 100th assist in style

Manchester City's creator-in-chief Kevin De Bruyne produced a moment of sensational quality to move onto 100 assists for the club.


Milan closing in on loan deal with £25m option for Chelsea’s Tomori

The Rossoneri are close to securing the England international centre-back, who will arrive at San Siro on an initial six-month loan


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer disapppointed as Manchester United fail to ‘pounce’ on Liverpool injury crisis

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Manchester United’s goalless draw at Anfield was an opportunity missed as the Premier League leaders failed to take advantage of the champions’ injury crisis. Liverpool had hoped to have Joel Matip back for Sunday’s top-of-the-table clash on Merseyside, but the defender joined long-term absentees Virgil van Dijk and Joe Homez on the sidelines. That meant Jurgen Klopp was forced to start midfielders Jordan Henderson...


Alexandre Lacazette makes promise to Mesut Ozil as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang backs down

News of Mesut Ozil's imminent departure has prompted a scramble between Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the coveted No.10 shirt the German will vacate


Kemba Walker available for Celtics return on 20-minute restriction

The Boston Celtics are still not back to full strength due to NBA health and safety protocols but finally have Kemba Walker available.


England's Jack Leach says he is spurred on by his year in Test wilderness

Jack Leach is using his challenging year-long absence from Test cricket as additional motivation this winter and says there is still room to improve after his second five-wicket haul for England. Until the first Test in Sri Lanka the left-arm spinner had not featured for his country since his tour of New Zealand in late 2019 was ended by sepsis and a virus picked up during the subsequent trip to South Africa saw his close friend Dom Bess take...


Think again: WHU must unearth alternative solution to £7m-rated dud, he let Moyes down – opinion

West Ham United must unearth an alternative solution to turning to Andriy Yarmolenko after the Ukraine forward let David Moyes down against Burnley.


121 touches, 3 key passes: LFC "baller" gave Bruno nightmares with a stunning display - opinion

Thiago produced a superb display as Liverpool and Manchester United played out a 0-0 draw at Anfield on Sunday.


Mesut Ozil: Fenerbahce confirm impending transfer talks after Arsenal outcast’s flight to Turkey

Mesut Ozil is nearing his move to Fenerbahce after the Turkish club confirmed the Arsenal playmaker was on his way to Istanbul to complete his transfer. The Super Lig club posted photographs of Arsenal midfielder Ozil boarding a plane and tweeted: "Our club is bringing Mesut Ozil to Istanbul to continue the transfer processes." Ozil, 32, was at the club's London Colney training ground to bid his farewells to the Gunners ahead of the imminent end...


The expected changes to Wales' Six Nations squad as Wayne Pivac makes announcement this week

Wales had a disappointing autumn that saw them win just two out of six games, so their head coach will be looking for a major improvement in the coming weeks


Harry Kane insists Jose Mourinho does NOT tell Tottenham to sit back

Spurs have been pegged back three times recently, going 1-0 up against Crystal Palace, Wolves and Fulham only to draw 1-1. Those six points would see Mourinho's side top of the Premier League.


'It never happened when I was winning titles at Rangers' - Neil McCann fires warning to current Ibrox side after Motherwell draw

Former Rangers star Neil McCann has guarded the current side against any complacency in their quest to secure the Scottish Premiership title after the 1-1 draw at Motherwell.


'Un gregario!' Former Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey given new nickname by Italian press as fans gush over Welshman

Wales midfielder Ramsey is enjoying a successful season in Serie A as he impresses with his performances alongside Cristiano Ronaldo


Swansea City transfer headlines as attention turns to Aston Villa star and striker deal nears completion

Here's the latest round-up of all the transfer news and gossip from the Liberty Stadium


'Not easy to create many chances against big clubs' - ATK Mohun Bagan boss Antonio Habas happy with draw against FC Goa

Antonio Habas feels that a point from the match against FC Goa will be crucial


‘It’s on fire’: How 2020 became the year of women’s boxing

When Savannah Marshall, a future Olympian and world champion, rode her bicycle to Hartlepool Headland Boys ABC, she brought with her the same stubborn love and fury born in every female boxer. Always the first to arrive, she shivered outside the gym, a literal and figurative outsider, until the head coach finally flung open the door. “I’d be standing there for every single session no matter what. There was no female toilet or changing room, but...


Lamushi tips Olunga to shine at Al Duhail SC despite slow debut

The tactician has said the towering striker will be a key player for his team when he settles well in the Middle East


The Eddie Howe to Celtic rumour that won't go away as key factors combine to drive excitement

Speculation is rife over the 43-year-old coach and it's certainly a rumour which has captured the imagination of a support desperate for major change at Parkhead.


PLAYER RATINGS: Bruno Fernandes had worst game for Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side had the better of the chances, with two strong saves late on from Reds goalkeeper Alisson, and the point leaves the Red Devils top of the Premier League.


Chan 2021: Uganda aim to beat Rwanda despite emotional attachment - McKinstry

The Cranes coach believe more than just three points are at stake when they face their local rivals in their opener


Last-gasp David strike earns Lille 2-1 win against Reims

Last-gasp David strike earns Lille 2-1 win against Reims


Mourinho gets his wish as Spurs find second-half solution

Tottenham have thrown away 10 points from winning positions in 2020-21, but on Sunday they rediscovered a second-half ruthless streak.


Go-ahead for Ireland's one-day international against UAE

UAE authorities have given the go-ahead for the UAE squad to resume competitive action, and a second men’s one-day international between UAE and Ireland will be played tomorrow, after two of the four matches scheduled could not proceed as planned due to COVID-19 health concerns.


Man City vs Crystal Palace LIVE: Result and reaction from Premier League fixture tonight

Manchester City welcome Crystal Palace to the Etihad Stadium tonight as Pep Guardiola’s hosts look to continue their climb up the Premier League table. Man City enter the fixture in fifth place in the standings on 32 points, four behind leaders and rivals Man United – though the situation could change depending on how the Red Devils fare against Liverpool this afternoon – and with a four-game win streak to their name, having beaten Brighton last...


Worse than Dier: £100k-p/w Spurs liability who lost ball every 4 touches let Jose down - opinion

Tottenham Hotspur right wing-back Serge Aurier may have scored vs Sheffield United, but he was still disappointing overall in their 3-1 victory.


Better than Diallo: Ralph can solve midfield headache by signing £5.85m-rated beast - opinion

Southampton are being linked with a move for Mattias Svanberg this month and the Swedish international could ease Ralph Hasenhuttl's injury woes.


Forget Ndombele: "Magic" Spurs machine who had 93 touches stole the show for Mourinho - opinion

Tottenham Hotspur defender Joe Rodon stole the show for Jose Mourinho in their 3-1 win over Sheffield United in the Premier League.


Ndombele goal 'amazing' and he proves my door is always open - Mourinho

Tanguy Ndombele's future was called into question in his first season at Tottenham, but he has come to the fore under Jose Mourinho.


Bayern go four points clear with scrappy 2-1 win over Freiburg

Bayern go four points clear with scrappy 2-1 win over Freiburg


Jürgen Klopp’s tepid attack is feeling ripple effects of a drained defence

Of course it was nil-nil. Liverpool came to Anfield for the most spiteful, razor-edged derby in elite-level English football having scored in their last 42 Premier League home games. They took to the field without a single specialist central defender against a free-scoring Manchester United. The week had been shot through with hopeful talk of title charges, Judgment Days and the usual final countdown waffle. At which point, welcome to the more...


French Federation issues professional licences to top-tier female road cyclists for the first time

'This may look small but it's a big step for women's cycling in France' says Audrey Cordon-Ragot


Wolves can unearth Moutinho's heir by landing £31.5m-rated ace, he can "destroy" teams - opinion

Wolves can find the heir to Joao Moutinho's throne by swooping for Inter Milan's Christian Eriksen.


Harry Maguire rates Liverpool star Jordan Henderson's performance at centre-back

Jordan Henderson was deployed alongside Fabinho in central defence for Liverpool's Premier League clash with Manchester United, which ended in stalemate at Anfield


Bayern Munich 2-1 Freiburg: Muller helps Bavarians bounce back

The Bavarian giants were desperate to bounce back from a 3-2 defeat by Borussia Monchengladbach last time in the Bundesliga before they were dumped out of the DFB-Pokal.


Neville claims Man United got Van de Beek because Pogba was leaving

Neville said Pogba's future at Old Trafford remains in the balance, and pointed to the arrival of Van de Beek as a sign of possible changes to come, but he has hardly been seen since he joined in the summer.


Jurgen Klopp reveals Joel Matip train 'normally' on Monday

Jurgen Klopp said Joel Matip will train 'normally' on Monday after missing the last three league games with a groin injury. Klopp also said he would play Jordan Henderson as makeshift centre-back.


Jack Leach shines as England close in on Sri Lanka victory despite nervy start to chase

In these uncertain times, the sight of Joe Root stumbling into the bowler on his way to a single that existed only in the mind of Jonny Bairstow, then jamming his bat into the ground short of the other end and tumbling over the crease with the stumps broken evoked warm feelings of familiar, comical despair. A moist, socially-uncomfortable hug from behind that only English cricket can give you on a Sunday morning. A direct hit reduced England to...