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Burnley Steals Draw From Stamford Bridge

Premier League strugglers Burnley earned a shock 1-1 draw at 10-man Chelsea thanks to Ben Mee‘s late header at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Chelsea had taken the lead inside the opening quarter of an hour thanks to Branislav Ivanovic’s fourth goal in six games in all competitions, and they looked comfortable for large periods. However, Nemanja Matic was sent off ... Read More »

Lukaku hits hat-trick for 10-man Toffees

Everton seized a massive advantage in the first leg of their Europa League last-32 tie by beating Young Boys 4-1 in Switzerland, Romelu Lukaku hitting a hat-trick. The Toffees attacked from the outset and, even with only 10 minutes gone, Guillaume Hoarau’s excellent opening goal for the hosts came against the run of play, with Roberto Martinez’s men hitting back before too ... Read More »

Tottenham Hardwork Ends In Limp Draw

Tottenham were pegged back by Fiorentina as they drew 1-1 at White Hart Lane in the first leg of their Europa League last-32 tie. Roberto Soldado, restored to the starting lineup, gave Spurs the lead with a superb goal early in the first half and Mauricio Pochettino’s men had several chances to score again. But Soldado was partly culpable for the Fiorentina ... Read More »

Late Balotelli penalty gives Reds the advantage

A Mario Balotelli penalty gave Liverpool the advantage in their Europa League last-32 tie as they beat Besiktas 1-0 at Anfield. The Reds, who were without injured captain Steven Gerrard, looked to have wasted the best chance for a winner on the night shortly after half-time when Adam Lallana shot over the bar from just six yards out. But Brendan ... Read More »

Madrid Cruise Past Schalke

Real Madrid equalled the longest winning run in Champions League history as they beat Schalke 2-0 in Wednesday’s last-16, first-leg clash in Gelsenkirchen. Cristiano Ronaldo’s 73rd goal in the competition set the defending champions on their way in the first half, before Marcelo sealed victory with a stunning 79th-minute strike into the top corner. It was the 10th consecutive win in the tournament for the ... Read More »

Arsenal face Manchester United trip – FA Cup quarter-final draw in full

Arsenal have been drawn against Manchester United in the FA Cup quarter-finals, with Liverpool set to host Championship side Blackburn Rovers. The Red Devils booked their place in the last eight by beating Preston 3-1 on Monday night, joining the other two Premier League giants in avoiding a fifth-round upset. Sunderland were the biggest casualties as they were knocked out by Chelsea-tormentors Bradford ... Read More »

Kolo Toure Retires From International Football

Liverpool defender Kolo Toure has confirmed his retirement from international football with Ivory Coast, a week after helping the Elephants to a Nations Cup triumph. The 33-year had indicated that the recent competition in Equatorial Guinea would be his last  for his country. Toure, who made his debut against Rwanda in April 2000, played in all six matches as the ... Read More »

Ibrahimovic Explains Sudden Tatoo Explosion

Paris Saint-Germain forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic has explained the deeper meaning behind the multiple new tattoos which he showed off during his side’s 2-2 draw with Caen on Saturday. The Sweden international opened the scoring in the second minute at the Parc des Princes and promptly took off his shirt to show off the tattoos. Ibrahimovic was shown a yellow card as a result ... Read More »

Messi Shines On 300th La Liga Game

Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick, putting in a phenomenal performance, on his 300th Liga appearance to fire Barcelona to a 5-0 win over Levante on Sunday. The Argentine talisman supplied the first goal for Neymar before going on to claim a 23rd top-flight treble, as Luis Enrique’s side made it 11 consecutive wins in all competitions. A cool side-footed finish past Diego Marino doubled Barca’s lead ... Read More »

Giroud Strikes Twice As Arsenal Progress In FA Cup

A quickfire first-half double from Olivier Giroud ensured FA Cup holders Arsenal beat Middlesbrough 2-0 to reach the quarter-finals of the famous competition on Sunday. France international Giroud struck twice in as many minutes and there was no way back for Championship high-flyers Boro, who were outclassed at the Emirates Stadium. Aitor Karanka’s side sprung a major surprise by winning ... Read More »