England, for all the quality within their ranks, have been consistent underachievers on the international stage. Despite this though, there is a surge in belief across the country. The Three Lions are finally starting to justify their hype. Led by a manager in Gareth Southgate who is providing them opportunities to play freely, they have responded by becoming a collective unit.
Despite an early scare, England racked up the goals in a 6-1 thrashing over Panama – sealing their place in the last-16 while simultaneously sending the south Americans home.
Harry Kane netted a hat-trick, there were two for a surprise goalscorer while Jesse Lingard also got on the scoresheet. All eyes are focused toward Belgium next week, with top spot in Group B still up for grabs. Continue reading
A brace from Harry Kane proved enough for England to scrape all three points against a plucky Tunisia side who were tricky customers and equally found themselves fortunate not to have lost the game by half-time. Continue reading
Rashford flourished upon his arrival two years ago, but now he should leave Manchester United in order to progress further.
The 24-year-old netted his first goal against a top-six side for Manchester United this past weekend during their 2-1 win over Chelsea and naturally, believes he deserves more respect for his consistent goalscoring record throughout his career thus far.
A late close-range finish from Anthony Martial helped seal all three points for United on a tense afternoon where things could’ve been completely different had Spurs converted their opportunities. The victory closed the gap between themselves and rivals City at the top of the Premier League to two points ahead of Saturday’s lunchtime fixtures.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s penalty strike just before the half-time interval ensured Real ultimately earned a point during their Champions League encounter with Tottenham this evening in Group H. Hugo Lloris was forced into a number of excellent saves to keep Spurs’ hopes of more than a draw intact throughout, though they were crucially not clinical with their chances.
A late equaliser from Alexis Sánchez helped to save Francis Coquelin’s blushes following the Frenchman’s second-half dismissal: at a point where the Gunners were in the ascendancy and looked certain to secure all three points.
Alexis to the rescue for travelling Gunners
A late equaliser courtesy of Alexis Sánchez – with his first league goal since October – was enough to salvage a point for Arsenal in an unpredictable, yet frustrating North London Derby at White Hart Lane.
Having broken the deadlock on the stroke of half-time courtesy of a deft backheel finish from Aaron Ramsey, the Gunners enjoyed some counter-attacking freedom of their own – the momentum shifted as Spurs were eagerly anticipating the referee’s whistle to signal the half-time interval.
Hello everyone! My name is Mosope Ominiyi and I’ll be guiding you through the action as it unfolds, in what promises to be one of – if not the biggest North London Derby in recent history this afternoon. Tottenham Hotspur – Arsenal, and both rival sides have their eyes firmly fixated on the prize: the Premier League trophy come the middle of May.
Kick-off is scheduled for a 12:45PM BST start, so keep following along as I deliver all of the pre-match build-up ahead of the action at White Hart Lane.
The atmosphere promises to be a lively, but tense one in north London today – plenty at stake, and not just bragging rights either. Here’s a picture of how the Premier League table looks at the moment, with all of the top six (apart from Manchester City) having played 28 games.