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Mahrez-led Algeria must defeat bogey side Ivory Coast to survive
Mahrez-led Algeria must defeat bogey side Ivory Coast to survive

Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez must lift struggling Algeria to victory over bogey team Ivory Coast this week or the Africa Cup of Nations holders will make a sensational exit after the first round.

Holders Algeria stunned by Equatorial Guinea at Cup of Nations
Holders Algeria stunned by Equatorial Guinea at Cup of Nations

Reigning champions Algeria are in danger of an early exit from the Africa Cup of Nations after a shock 1-0 defeat at the hands of outsiders Equatorial Guinea in Douala on Sunday.

Real Madrid defeat Athletic Bilbao to win Spanish Super Cup
Real Madrid defeat Athletic Bilbao to win Spanish Super Cup

Real Madrid won the Spanish Super Cup by beating Athletic Bilbao 2-0 on Sunday as Luka Modric and a Karim Benzema penalty secured a comfortable victory in Saudi Arabia.

Rooney in frame as Benitez sacked as Everton manager
Rooney in frame as Benitez sacked as Everton manager

Rafael Benitez was sacked as Everton manager on Sunday after just 200 days in charge of the struggling Premier League club with former player Wayne Rooney tipped as favourite to take over.

Three talking points from the Premier League weekend
Three talking points from the Premier League weekend

Manchester City beat Chelsea 1-0 to tighten their grip on the Premier League title race on a weekend again affected by controversial postponements.

10 things we learned in the Premier League - Matchweek 22
10 things we learned in the Premier League - Matchweek 22

Joy and despair, euphoria and anguish on different sides of Manchester these days.

Liverpool relying on abnormal season to catch Man City
Liverpool relying on abnormal season to catch Man City

Wiping out Manchester City's 11-point lead at the top of the Premier League looks an onerous task. Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp is at least gaining hope from a season with so many sudden variables. Liverpool did manage to end a three-match winless run in the league by beating Brentford 3-0 on Sunday, even with its attacking options depleted by Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane being on international duty in Cameroon.

Top five PL goals and saves from Matchweek 22
Top five PL goals and saves from Matchweek 22

Relive the best strikes and saves from Matchweek 22 of the 2021-22 Premier League season.

Khazri scores twice as Tunisia bounce back into contention
Khazri scores twice as Tunisia bounce back into contention

Former Premier League forward Wahbi Khazri scored twice as Tunisia recovered from a controversial loss to Mali by hammering Mauritania 4-0 in Limbe on Sunday in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Goalkeeping gaffe allows Sierra Leone to snatch draw with Ivory Coast
Goalkeeping gaffe allows Sierra Leone to snatch draw with Ivory Coast

Alhaji Kamara bundled the ball into the net following an astonishing goalkeeping blunder in injury time to give Sierra Leone a shock 2-2 draw with the Ivory Coast at the Africa Cup of Nations in Douala on Sunday.

Ramsey ignites Aston Villa comeback v. Man United
Ramsey ignites Aston Villa comeback v. Man United

Robbie Mustoe picks Jacob Ramsey as his underappreciated performer of the week after the Aston Villa starlet had a hand in both goals as the Villans roared back against Manchester United.

Ederson stonewalls Chelsea in Manchester City win
Ederson stonewalls Chelsea in Manchester City win

Robbie Earle shines a spotlight on Ederson's massive performance, as the Manchester City goalkeeper made several massive saves to make sure Kevin De Bruyne's goal was enough to beat Chelsea.

Every Premier League goal from Matchweek 22
Every Premier League goal from Matchweek 22

Watch all the goals from Matchweek 22 of the 2021-22 Premier League season.

Jurgen Klopp reaction: No Salah or Mane, Brentford win, 350th game at Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp reaction: No Salah or Mane, Brentford win, 350th game at Liverpool

"I'm happy. When I arrived in 2015, the picture looked completely different. It has been intense times since then."

Fabinho: Liverpool showed quality v. Brentford
Fabinho: Liverpool showed quality v. Brentford

Fabinho thought Liverpool showed off the depth of their squad in the Reds' comfortable 3-0 win over Brentford.

PL Update: Liverpool cruise; Leeds United thrill
PL Update: Liverpool cruise; Leeds United thrill

Robbie Earle and Danny Higginbotham recap Sunday's two-game Premier League slate, as Liverpool batted Brentford aside while Jack Harrison's hat trick lifted Leeds over West Ham.

Who should be Everton
Who should be Everton's next full-time manager?

Rebecca Lowe weighs in on some of the biggest questions around the Premier League after Everton sacked Rafael Benitez and Ralf Rangnick and Anthony Martial butted heads at Man United.

Minamino nets third Liverpool goal v. Brentford
Minamino nets third Liverpool goal v. Brentford

Brentford completely botch their attempt to play out of defense, serving Takumi Minamino and Liverpool a 3-0 lead on a platter to put the result beyond doubt at Anfield.

Oxlade-Chamberlain grabs 2-0 Liverpool advantage
Oxlade-Chamberlain grabs 2-0 Liverpool advantage

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain stoops to meet Andy Robertson's cross and put home a bullet header that doubles Liverpool's lead over Brentford.

Harrison gets hat trick, gives Leeds 3-2 edge
Harrison gets hat trick, gives Leeds 3-2 edge

Jack Harrison remarkably scores his third go-ahead goal of the day, finishing off his hat trick and restoring Leeds United's advantage against West Ham.

Barrow converts late penalty to snatch draw for Gambia
Barrow converts late penalty to snatch draw for Gambia

Musa Barrow converted a 90th-minute penalty for Gambia to snatch a 1-1 draw against Mali with the matchday 2 result set to take both teams through to the second round of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Fornals nets second West Ham equalizer v. Leeds
Fornals nets second West Ham equalizer v. Leeds

West Ham find their response early in the second half, as Pablo Fornals turns home Michail Antonio's pass to restore the deadlock against Leeds again.

Rafael Benitez fired by Everton
Rafael Benitez fired by Everton

Rafael Benitez has been fired by Everton after a horrendous run of results for the Merseyside club.

Benitez sacked as Everton manager
Benitez sacked as Everton manager

Rafael Benitez was sacked as Everton manager on Sunday after just 200 days in charge of the struggling Premier League club.

Fabinho nods Liverpool into the lead v. Brentford
Fabinho nods Liverpool into the lead v. Brentford

Trent Alexander-Arnold's corner makes it all the way through to Fabinho, who nudges a header past Alvaro Fernandez to get Liverpool in front of Brentford.

Transfer news: Diego Costa to Arsenal, Eriksen to Premier League
Transfer news: Diego Costa to Arsenal, Eriksen to Premier League

The latest transfer news in the Premier League focuses on two superb players potentially returning with Diego Costa to Arsenal and Christian Eriksen having options among the latest reports.

Harrison gets Leeds right back in front of Hammers
Harrison gets Leeds right back in front of Hammers

West Ham's equalizer holds up for less than three minutes, as Jack Harrison bags his second goal of the game to get Leeds back in front.

West Ham vs Leeds: How to watch, live stream, TV, team news, start time, odds, prediction
West Ham vs Leeds: How to watch, live stream, TV, team news, start time, odds, prediction

Back in the top-four, West Ham will try to ride their resurgent wave to a win over Leeds on Sunday.

Martial denies Rangnick claim over refusal to be in United squad
Martial denies Rangnick claim over refusal to be in United squad

Anthony Martial contradicted Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick's claim he refused to be in the squad for Saturday's match with Aston Villa saying he would "never disrespect the club and the fans."

Everton line up Roberto Martinez to replace sacked Rafael Benitez
Everton line up Roberto Martinez to replace sacked Rafael Benitez

Everton want Roberto Martinez as their next manager, possibly on an interim basis until the end of the season, following the sacking of Rafael Benitez after ...

Weston McKennie
Weston McKennie's 10th Juventus goal is USMNT star's second goal of the week (video)

McKennie had a key pass and connected on 33-of-40 passes in the Juventus win, taking three shots and registering three tackles and three interceptions.

Mbappe scores as PSG extend mammoth Ligue 1 lead
Mbappe scores as PSG extend mammoth Ligue 1 lead

Kylian Mbappe scored the opening goal as Paris Saint-Germain saw off Brest 2-0 at the Parc des Princes on Saturday to stretch their lead at the top of Ligue 1 to 11 points.

Salah shows up for Egypt, Nigeria through to Cup of Nations last 16
Salah shows up for Egypt, Nigeria through to Cup of Nations last 16

Mohamed Salah got back among the goals for Egypt on Saturday as the record seven-time champions beat Guinea-Bissau after Nigeria secured their place in the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Dybala helps Juve to Udinese win as contract spat bubbles under
Dybala helps Juve to Udinese win as contract spat bubbles under

Paulo Dybala was on target as Juventus beat Covid-hit Udinese 2-0 on Saturday and appeared to send a message to the club over contract talks, while Ciro Immobile leads the Serie A scoring charts after his early double helped Lazio to a 3-0 win at rock-bottom Salernitana.

Cup game between Sevilla and Betis stopped after object hits Jordan
Cup game between Sevilla and Betis stopped after object hits Jordan

A Copa del Rey match between rivals Sevilla and Real Betis was stopped on Saturday after Sevilla's Joan Jordan was struck on the head by an object thrown from the crowd.

Salah strike gives Egypt victory over Guinea-Bissau at Cup of Nations
Salah strike gives Egypt victory over Guinea-Bissau at Cup of Nations

Mohamed Salah got back among the goals for Egypt on Saturday as his second-half strike handed the record seven-time African champions a crucial 1-0 win over Guinea-Bissau in Garoua that was not without controversy.

Ramsey thrilled to inspire Aston Villa comeback
Ramsey thrilled to inspire Aston Villa comeback

Jacob Ramsey reflected on a wild day, as he scored his first ever goal at Villa Park to spark Aston Villa's fightback against Manchester United.

Fernandes: Man Utd wasted good game v. Aston Villa
Fernandes: Man Utd wasted good game v. Aston Villa

Bruno Fernandes was disappointed to see Manchester United squander a strong overall showing against Aston Villa by surrendering a 2-0 lead in the closing minutes.

Gerrard: Aston Villa always fancied chances v. MU
Gerrard: Aston Villa always fancied chances v. MU

Steven Gerrard praised Aston Villa's second-half response after his squad climbed out a 2-0 hole to grab a stunning draw against Manchester United.

Rangnick:
Rangnick: 'Difficult to accept' Man Utd collapse

Ralf Rangnick shared his thoughts after Manchester United squandered a two-goal lead to leave Villa Park with just one point.

Martial didn
Martial didn't want to be in Man Utd squad for Villa game: Rangnick

Ralf Rangnick revealed Anthony Martial missed Manchester United's 2-2 draw against Aston Villa on Saturday after the unsettled France forward said he did not want to be in the squad.

Rangnick, Bruno Fernandes feeling like Manchester United lost 2-2 draw
Rangnick, Bruno Fernandes feeling like Manchester United lost 2-2 draw

Manchester United threw away a 2-goal lead vs Aston Villa after a righteous start to Saturday's Premier League match at Villa Park fell apart in 4 minutes.

'I missed the Premier League' says Coutinho after dream Villa debut

Philippe Coutinho admitted he was happy to be back in the Premier League after the Aston Villa forward marked his debut with a late equaliser in Saturday's 2-2 draw against Manchester United.

Reactions to Aston Villa
Reactions to Aston Villa's wild rally v. Man Utd

Robbie Earle and Danny Higginbotham recap Aston Villa's highs and Manchester United's lows after a thrilling four-goal draw in Birmingham.

Tottenham-Arsenal postponement sets bad precedent
Tottenham-Arsenal postponement sets bad precedent

Robbie Earle and Danny Higginbotham share Tottenham's concerns after the Premier League approved Arsenal's last-minute postponement request despite having just one COVID-19 case in the squad.

Martinez howler hands Fernandes, Man United opener
Martinez howler hands Fernandes, Man United opener

Emiliano Martinez badly fumbles Bruno Fernandes' tame effort to gift Manchester United the opening goal against Aston Villa.

Newcastle vs Watford final score: Magpies flop after taking lead
Newcastle vs Watford final score: Magpies flop after taking lead

Newcastle drops into 19th on the table with 12 points after Norwich City's win over Everton, while Watford's 14th point is one more than 17th-place Norwich.

James Ward-Prowse scores stunning free kick - Video
James Ward-Prowse scores stunning free kick - Video

James Ward-Prowse is a machine when it comes to scoring incredible free kicks and he did it once again for Southampton.

Man City sink Chelsea to boost title charge
Man City sink Chelsea to boost title charge

Manchester City took a huge step towards retaining the Premier League title as Kevin De Bruyne's sublime strike sealed a 1-0 win against Chelsea, while the pressure mounted on Everton boss Rafael Benitez after a 2-1 loss at Norwich on Saturday.

Extended highlights: Wolves 3, Southampton 1
Extended highlights: Wolves 3, Southampton 1

Three different Wolves found the net to lift their team to a third win in four league matches and halt Southampton's four-game unbeaten run.


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