Newcastle’s three away games in a week will shape the Championship title race

In the next seven days Newcastle will travel to Brighton, Huddersfield and Reading to play the three clubs in the Championship with the best home records By Martin Laurence for WhoScored?, part of the Guardian Sport Network Newcastle were top of the Championship when they welcomed 20th-place Bristol City to St James’ Park on Saturday […]
February 28, 2017 0

Manchester United leave Saints feeling sinned against – Football Weekly

The podders reflect on United winning a thrilling EFL Cup final against Southampton, and Leicester’s decision to sack Claudio Ranieri nine months after leading them to the Premier League title Subscribe and review: iTunes, Soundcloud, Audioboom, Mixcloud, Acast & Stitcher. And join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter. On today’s Football Weekly, AC Jimbo is […]
February 27, 2017 0

Now Sevilla can think about La Liga title charge after besting Betis | Sid Lowe

A crunch win at Betis means the question now being asked is if Sevilla could win a first league title since 1946. Why not? Ramón Rodríguez, ‘Monchi’, walked out the door and refused to look back. Sevilla’s sporting director left the Sánchez Pizjuán after their 2-1 victory over Leicester City on Wednesday night with “mixed […]
February 27, 2017 0

Gareth Bale on target as Real Madrid fightback to defeat Villarreal

Gareth Bale, starting a game for the first time since November, was on target as Real Madrid staged a late fightback to beat Villarreal 3-2 at El Madrigal after being 2-0 down, with all the goals coming in a hectic second-half. The victory took Real back to the top of La Liga, a point ahead […]
February 26, 2017 0

Lionel Messi seals win for Barcelona with late goal against Atlético Madrid

Lionel Messi came to Barcelona’s rescue for the second time in a week by snatching a late winner to give his side a barely deserved 2-1 win at Atletico Madrid on Sunday which provisionally took the champions top of La Liga. Rafinha had put Luis Enrique’s side ahead against the run of play in the […]
February 26, 2017 0

Zaza and Orellana condemn Real Madrid to surprise defeat at Valencia

Real Madrid suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat at struggling Valencia on Wednesday as they missed the opportunity to extend their lead at the top of La Liga after losing for only the second time in the league this season. Simone Zaza, who endured an unhappy loan spell at West Ham United this season, gave Valencia […]
February 22, 2017 0

Lionel Messi pulls Barcelona back from the brink, but for how long? | Sid Lowe

There was something about the win over Leganés, the performance, the whole night, that was deeper than a single game. Barça need something to believe in It was the 89th minute and it could have been the end; 63,378 people watched, minus those who’d already departed depressed – and there were plenty of them – […]
February 20, 2017 0

Lionel Messi salvages win for Barcelona with late penalty against Leganés

Lionel Messi’s late penalty ensured a bedraggled Barcelona scraped a 2-1 victory over Leganés in La Liga at a divided Camp Nou as the champions looked as if they had still not recovered from their humiliating midweek defeat by Paris Saint-Germain. Related: La Liga: Barcelona 2-1 Leganés – as it happened … Source: The Guardian […]
February 19, 2017 0

Revitalised Samir Nasri comes up smiling in Sevilla’s latest reboot

Leicester’s opponents in the Champions League have based their success on reviving players – and Nasri’s loan from Manchester City is the perfect example There’s something about Sevilla, Vitolo says. He is the latest in a long line of players they bought cheaply, €400,000 in his case, turned into an international, won trophies with and, […]
February 19, 2017 0