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Spurs beat Palace to keep up the pressure on Chelsea

Spurs beat Palace to keep up the pressure on Chelsea

Christian Eriksen has scored five goals in his last 12 games in all competitions. Tottenham kept up the pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea as Christian Eriksen’s superb long-range strike secured a hard-fought victory at Crystal Palace. Spurs had struggled to break down a disciplined Palace side for much of the game and it looked […]

Sunderland on brink of relegation with Boro loss

Sunderland on brink of relegation with Boro loss

Middlesbrough have won just five league games all season Sunderland were left on the brink of relegation from the Premier League after losing the Tees-Wear derby to fellow strugglers Middlesbrough, who registered a first victory of 2017. Marten de Roon’s goal early in a drab contest was the 59th Sunderland have conceded this season and […]

Late Huth own goal gives Arsenal win over Leicester

Late Huth own goal gives Arsenal win over Leicester

Monreal (right) saw his 86th minute shot deflect home off Robert Huth’s chest Arsenal kept up their top-four chase as a late Robert Huth own goal gave them victory against a stubborn Leicester side. The home supporters at Emirates Stadium seemed set for a deflating evening before Nacho Monreal’s shot found the bottom corner via […]

Guardiola says Carrick is ‘one of the best I’ve seen’

Guardiola says Carrick is ‘one of the best I’ve seen’

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has made 34 appearances for England Pep Guardiola has called Manchester United’s Michael Carrick “one of the best midfielders I’ve ever seen”. The Manchester City boss said the former England player, 35, is at the same level as Spanish World Cup winners Xavi Alonso and Sergio Busquets. Carrick, who joined […]

Gambling companies prey on ‘vulnerable’, says former player

Gambling companies prey on ‘vulnerable’, says former player

Media playback is not supported on this device Matthew Etherington says that since he has retired from football, agents have been in touch asking if he would advise players Gambling companies should refuse to take bets from “vulnerable” footballers because they are easy targets, says ex-Stoke winger Matthew Etherington. The 35-year-old lost £1.5m at the […]

Several men arrested as Newcastle & West Ham raided in tax fraud investigation

Several men arrested as Newcastle & West Ham raided in tax fraud investigation

Image copyright Getty Images Newcastle United and West Ham United’s grounds have been raided in a fraud investigation. It is understood Newcastle’s managing director Lee Charnley was among “several men within professional football” who were arrested. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) said it had deployed 180 officers across the UK and France. The BBC understands […]

Barton banned for 18 months after admitting betting charge

Barton banned for 18 months after admitting betting charge

Joey Barton was banned for one game in November for breaching Scottish Football Association rules on gambling Burnley midfielder Joey Barton has been banned from football for 18 months after admitting a Football Association charge in relation to betting. The 34-year-old has been fined £30,000 and warned about his future conduct after being charged with […]

‘I’m addicted to gambling’ – read Barton’s full statement

‘I’m addicted to gambling’ – read Barton’s full statement

Burnley midfielder Joey Barton has been banned for 18 months over betting Joey Barton has said he is addicted to gambling and criticised the Football Association for what he says is a “dependence on betting companies”. The 34-year-old Burnley midfielder made the comments statement on his website, which you can read in full below, after […]

David Moyes: Sunderland manager charged over ‘slap’ comment

Media playback is not supported on this device Moyes ‘deeply regrets’ slap remark Sunderland manager David Moyes has been charged by the Football Association after telling BBC reporter Vicki Sparks she might “get a slap”. Moyes was caught on camera making the remarks after his team’s draw against Burnley in the Premier League in March. […]

Wales’ Taylor given two-game ban for leg-breaking tackle on Coleman

Wales’ Taylor given two-game ban for leg-breaking tackle on Coleman

Referee Nicola Rizzoli shows Neil Taylor a red card for his tackle on Seamus Coleman Wales defender Neil Taylor has been suspended for two matches for his leg-breaking tackle on the Republic of Ireland captain Seamus Coleman. Taylor, 28, was sent off for the tackle during Wales’ goalless World Cup qualifier in Dublin in March. […]

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