Francis Lee: ‘One of Manchester City’s most important figures’

Francis Lee, who has died aged 79, can rightly be regarded as one of the most important figures in the history of Manchester City.Lee was part of the golden triangle of superstars along with Colin Bell and Mike Summerbee that formed the centrepiece o

Rangers: Michael Beale sacked as manager; Steven Davis takes interim charge

Last updated on 1 hour ago1 hour ago.From the section RangersMichael Beale has been sacked as Rangers manager after Saturday's home defeat by Aberdeen left them seven points behind Celtic after seven games of the Scottish Premiership season.It was th

Tottenham 2-1 Liverpool: PGMOL admits ‘significant human error’ over disallowed Luis Diaz goal

Referees' body PGMOL has admitted the decision to disallow Luis Diaz's goal in nine-man Liverpool's 2-1 loss to Tottenham Hotspur was "a significant human error".At 0-0 and with the Reds a man down, Diaz's goal was ruled out following an unusually qu

Premier League injuries – ‘Players can’t deal any more with this overload’

Last updated on 41 minutes ago41 minutes ago.From the section Premier League"Players can't deal any more with this overload."Those are the rather foreboding words of Erik ten Hag as the Manchester United boss grapples with an ever-increasing injury l

Liverpool: FSG agree to sell minority stake in club worth £82-164m to Dynasty Equity

Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group have agreed to sell a minority stake in the club worth between £82m and £164m to global sports investment firm Dynasty Equity.The deal ends the search for new investment by FSG, who wanted to retain majority own

Aston Villa: Jacqui Oatley says women’s team ‘dreading’ WSL opener because of ‘clingy’ shirts

Aston Villa women are "dreading" playing on Sunday because of issues with the club's "clingy" shirts, says football commentator Jacqui Oatley.Villa's male players have reportedly told the club the shirts are retaining sweat, making them uncomfortable

Netherlands 2-1 England: Lionesses fall to late defeat by the Netherlands

England lost for just the third time under manager Sarina Wiegman as the Netherlands scored a 90th-minute winner in the Women's Nations League.Renate Jansen gave the hosts victory after Alessia Russo had cancelled out Lieke Martens' opener in Utrecht

Liverpool 2.0 reminds me of Jurgen Klopp’s best Reds teams – Shay Given analysis

Jurgen Klopp calls his remodelled Reds team 'Liverpool 2.0', but watching them is a reminder of what his best Anfield sides have always been like.Liverpool definitely needed some freshening up over the summer, because last season I'm not sure some of

Sheffield United 0-8 Newcastle United: Visitors thrash Blades to match their record Premier League win

Newcastle matched their record Premier League win with a scintillating display as they embarrassed winless Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.Any fears of a European hangover following their Champions League exertions on Tuesday soon vanished as Eddie

Man City 2-0 Nottingham Forest: Ten-man Man City beat Forest despite Rodri red card

Leaders Manchester City were forced to hang on to beat Nottingham Forest after Rodri's red card but still maintained their perfect start to the Premier League season.City were cruising at the break thanks to early goals by Phil Foden and Erling Haala

Ange Postecoglou: Spurs boss talks to Gary Lineker about being a refugee, trophies and waiting

Last updated on 14 hours ago14 hours ago.From the section TottenhamTottenham manager Ange Postecoglou admits he never thought his Premier League chance would come and that he was the "last man standing" in the selection process this summer.Since swap

Maddy Cusack: Sheffield United ‘devastated’ by death of midfielder aged 27

Sheffield United midfielder Maddy Cusack has died at the age of 27.Cusack had been at the club since 2019 and became the first player to reach 100 appearances for the women's team last season.She also worked as a marketing executive at the club, who

Real Madrid 1-0 Union Berlin: Late Jude Bellingham winner beats Champions League debutants

Jude Bellingham scored an injury-time tap-in as Real Madrid left it late to beat Champions League debutants Union Berlin at the Santiago Bernabeu.Bellingham's strike was his sixth goal in six matches for Madrid since joining Los Blancos this summer.

AC Milan 0-0 Newcastle United: Eddie Howe’s side draw on Champions League return

Newcastle marked their return to the Champions League after a 20-year absence with a creditable draw at AC Milan.Eddie Howe's side are back in Europe's elite club competition after finishing fourth in the Premier League last season, and this was thei

Jenni Hermoso left out as Spain call up 15 Women’s World Cup winners

Jenni Hermoso has not been included in Spain's first squad since winning the Women's World Cup, but 15 members of that triumphant team have been named.A large number of players boycotted the team after then football federation boss Luis Rubiales kiss