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Euro 2016 Group F preview: Will volcanic Iceland awaken Portugal, Austria and Hungary – three sleeping giants?

13 Jun

Cristiano Ronaldo will finally make his entrance at Euro 2016 on Tuesday, in the last of the opening round of matches, but he will not be the centre of attention as Group F begins. In St Etienne, the focus will be on Portugal’s opponents – the smallest nation to reach a major finals, the volcanic outcrop […]

Eden Hazard says he is happy at Chelsea and ‘can’t wait’ to face Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United

28 May

Chelsea star Eden Hazard says he is relishing the chance to face Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United next season. Mourinho, sacked by the Blues in December, was confirmed as Louis van Gaal’s successor at Old Trafford on Friday. Hazard won the Premier League title under the self-styled Special One at Stamford Bridge, and he is already […]

Top 10 Premier League runners up: The clubs that won plenty of points but not the title

8 May

Tottenham are aiming to finish second for the first time since 1963, and victory in talkSPORT’s live match against Southampton will go a long way to sealing that runners up spot. Since three points for a win wee introduced in England’s top flight in the 1981/82 season, the most points Spurs have won was 77 […]

Tottenham’s Dele Alli charged by the FA: He’s facing three-match ban for violent conduct

27 Apr

The midfield star appeared to strike West Brom’s Claudio Yacob in last night’s 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane. And he’s now be sanctioned by the FA over the incident. If found guility he’s likely to be given a three-match ban, which would rule him out of Tottenham’s final three games of the season against […]

Guus Hiddink on penalty decision to snatch Chelsea a draw with West Ham: ‘A very close call’

21 Mar

Guus Hiddink believes the penalty decision, which rescued Chelsea a draw with West Ham, was ‘a close call’. West Ham were leading the reigning Premier League champions at Stamford Bridge before Cesc Fabregas converted an 89th-minute spot-kick to earn a 2-2 draw. Referee Bobby Madley adjudged Ruben Loftus-Cheek had been tripped by Michail Antonio and […]

Who was Football League’s star baker?

17 Mar

Neil Warnock’s Rotherham came from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 with Derby While Burnley were busy going seven points clear at the top of the Championship, miraculous comebacks and sublime goals were taking centre stage in the Football League. Here are five things you may have missed from Saturday’s action… A late finish for Exeter […]

Southampton successfully appeal Sadio Mane red card at Stoke City

16 Mar

Southampton have been successful in their appeal against the red card shown to Sadio Mane during Saturday’s 2-1 Barclays Premier League victory at Stoke, the Football Association has announced. Referee Lee Mason gave the forward a straight red card during the first minute of second-half stoppage time when he caught Stoke’s Erik Pieters in mid-air […]

Aguero ‘to leave at end of contract’

11 Mar

Sergio Aguero has scored 128 goals for Manchester City since joining in 2011 Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has said he will leave the Premier League club when his contract expires. The Argentina international’s five-year deal at Etihad Stadium takes him to the end of the 2018-19 season. He has scored 128 goals for City […]

Everton struggling to control virus

10 Mar

Roberto Martinez says a virus at Everton’s training base is causing him major issues after a fourth player was struck down. Bryan Oviedo became the latest victim this week when he was taken to hospital with bronchitis as the club continue to contain a virus which has already effected the likes of Gareth Barry, Arouna […]

Chelsea didn't have a chance against PSG – bad recruitment meant the squad was not up to it

10 Mar

In the summer of 2014, Chelsea were widely praised for enjoying a brilliant transfer window, when then-manager Jose Mourinho and the hierarchy of technical director Michael Emenalo and director Marina Granovskaia moved quickly to vastly improve the squad. A season earlier, Mourinho’s first back in England, the Blues had lacked goals and creativity – Eden Hazard was […]