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Bolton’s ex-Liverpool defender Darby retires after motor neurone disease diagnosis

Bolton’s ex-Liverpool defender Darby retires after motor neurone disease diagnosis

Stephen Darby made his Liverpool debut in 2008 against Atletico Madrid Bolton defender Stephen Darby has announced his retirement from football, aged 29, after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND). The full-back last played in December. “I would like to ask for privacy at this time so I can adjust to the battle I […]

Is it time to scrap the away goals rule in Europe? Have your say on what could replace it

Is it time to scrap the away goals rule in Europe? Have your say on what could replace it

Manchester City were beaten on away goals in the Champions League last 16 by Monaco in 2016-17 A goal is a goal is a goal is a goal, right? Well, yes, apart from when it’s an away goal in a drawn two-legged European tie. Introduced by Uefa in the 1960s, the away goals rule provides […]

Champions League is back: The best games to watch this week

Champions League is back: The best games to watch this week

Can Liverpool go one better this time? The anthem, the global superstars, the evening football to base your working week around. The Champions League main tournament returns on Tuesday, 115 days after Gareth Bale’s double for Real Madrid helped them beat Liverpool in the 2017-18 final. It starts with a bang, with several big matches […]

Changing times in Champions League – all you need to know

Changing times in Champions League – all you need to know

Cristiano Ronaldo with the Champions League trophy after Real Madrid’s 3-1 win over Liverpool in May After a summer of World Cup thrills and big money transfers, a significant change to the group stages of the Champions League may have slipped under your radar. Two games per day will kick-off at 17:55 UK time, and […]

Champions League quiz: Test your knowledge of the best club nicknames

Thirty-two teams are set for another instalment of the Champions League, but how well do you know their nicknames? We’ve translated some of the best nicknames from Europe’s elite clubs into English. See if you can work out the teams they belong to…

Is it time to scrap the away goals rule in Europe?

Is it time to scrap the away goals rule in Europe?

Manchester City were beaten on away goals in the Champions League last 16 by Monaco in 2016-17 A goal is a goal is a goal is a goal, right? Well, yes, apart from when it’s an away goal in a drawn two-legged European tie. Introduced by Uefa in the 1960s, the away goals rule provides […]

Murray scores stoppage-time penalty to earn Brighton point

Murray scores stoppage-time penalty to earn Brighton point

Glenn Murray has scored five times in his past six starts against Southampton Glenn Murray struck a stoppage-time penalty as Brighton came from two goals down for the second consecutive game to earn a dramatic point at Southampton. Murray’s fourth goal in five games came when referee Anthony Taylor ruled James Ward-Prowse had shoved Shane […]

West Ham’s Perez denies refusing to come on as a substitute

West Ham’s Perez denies refusing to come on as a substitute

Lucas Perez is yet to score for West Ham, after joining from Arsenal in the summer Lucas Perez says “false information” implied he refused to play in West Ham’s 3-1 win at Everton on Sunday. The Spanish striker, who started the Premier League game on the bench, had looked set to replace the injured Marko […]

Derby manager Lampard accepts improper conduct charge

Derby manager Lampard accepts improper conduct charge

Frank Lampard’s Derby are seventh in the Championship with four wins and three defeats this season Derby County manager Frank Lampard has accepted a Football Association improper conduct charge after being sent to the stands at Rotherham. Lampard was shown a red card after arguing with officials in the 77th minute of Saturday’s 1-0 defeat. […]

Chelsea star Kante eats curry at fan’s house after mosque meeting

Chelsea star Kante eats curry at fan’s house after mosque meeting

N’Golo Kante drank tea and ate curry with his new friends Chicken curry. A few games of Fifa. Match of the Day. It sounds like an evening with your mates – not what you would do with a World Cup winner. And that is exactly what a group of friends did this weekend after spotting […]

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