Emery impressed by Arsenal’s gritty win over Newcastle

Unai Emery saluted Arsenal’s gritty 1-0 win at Newcastle on Sunday as the Gunners erased the painful memories of last season’s away-day woes. Emery’s side did not record their first Premier League clean sheet on their travels until April last…

Caf CL: Kano Pillars defeat Kotoko in five-goal thriller

Nigeria’s Kano Pillars dug deep into their arsenal to edge out Asante Kotoko of Ghana in a lively first leg encounter that ended 3-2 in favour of the hosts at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano. Saturday’s home victory was Kano…

Kane hails Eriksen effect on Spurs fightback

Harry Kane highlighted the impact of Christian Eriksen as Tottenham came from behind to beat Aston Villa 3-1 to open their Premier League campaign on Saturday. Eriksen started on the bench with his future at last season’s Champions League finalists…

Hat-trick hero Sterling hails ‘joy’ of scoring after Man City romp

Raheem Sterling said it was a “joy” to score for Manchester City after his hat-trick in the Premier League champions’ opening 5-0 demolition of West Ham on Saturday. Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus opened the scoring midway through the first half…

Jesus first player to have goal ruled out by VAR in PL

Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus became the first player to have a goal disallowed by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in the Premier League during the defending champions’ opening game at West Ham United on Saturday. Jesus thought he had…

Caf CL: Kotoko name squad for Pillars trip [FULL LIST]

Asante Kotoko coach Kjetil Zachariassen has picked his final squad of 18 players for Saturday’s Caf Champions League opener away to Nigeria’s Kano Pillars. The Norwegian had to cut off five players from the 23 that had been training at…

Coutinho set for Barca stay after Miami win over Napoli

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde claimed on Wednesday that Philippe Coutinho is set to stay at Camp Nou despite strong interest in the unsettled Brazilian from the Premier League. The latest status update came after Croatian Ivan Rakitic score a 79th-minute…

Esperance declared African champions after legal battle

Tunisian club Esperance have been declared 2018/19 CAF Champions League winners after the Confederation of African Football’s disciplinary committee on Wednesday found opponents Wydad Casablanca guilty of abandoning the second leg of the final in May. This reverses an earlier…

Joshua wants to rediscover passion before Ruiz rematch

Ahead of his rematch with heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr, Anthony Joshua says he is focused on regaining his passion for boxing. Anthony Joshua wants to rediscover his passion for boxing as he prepares for his rematch with heavyweight champion Andy…

Schalke boss suspended over racist slur

German Bundesliga club Schalke has suspended chairman Clemens Toennies for three months following widespread condemnation of racist comments he made last week. The club’s five-strong ethics committee, in a statement late Tuesday, accused Toennies of having “violated the ban on…

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