Brentford’s Thomas Frank declares Arsenal Premier League title contenders | Arsenal

Thomas Frank declared Arsenal are contenders for the title after seeing his Brentford side comprehensively beaten by the Premier League leaders on Sunday afternoon. Goals from William Saliba, Gabriel Jesus and Fábio Vieira ensured the game was in effect over by the 49th minute, meaning Arsenal returned to the summit and bounced back from their … Read more

Everton 1-0 West Ham: Neal Maupay’s strike hands Frank Lampard his first league win of the season

Everton 1-0 West Ham: Neal Maupay’s first goal for the Toffees hands Frank Lampard’s side their maiden Premier League victory of the season as Hammers remain in the bottom three amid struggles in front of goal Neal Maupay’s second-half strike handed Everton a 1-0 win against West Ham  Their triumph at Goodison Park marked Frank … Read more

Arsenal return to top spot as Fábio Vieira strike seals win at Brentford | Premier League

This was, as the away support gleefully reminded Ivan Toney, a stroll in the park for Arsenal. It certainly presented some departure from the night, 13 months ago, when they buckled under a battering at this venue. Brentford were quickly subdued to near-silence and their new England call-up barely had a sniff thanks to a … Read more

Sublime Maupay strike gives Everton first win of season against West Ham | Premier League

A first Premier League win of the season and the first goal for his new striker have lifted the gloom for Frank Lampard going into the international break. The Everton performance to defeat West Ham was industrious, littered with brief moments of quality, including Neal Maupay’s sublime winner, but little more. Lampard will not mind … Read more

Celtic fans chant ‘if you hate the royal family clap your hands’ during applause for Queen

Celtic supporters chanted throughout a minute’s applause in memory of the Queen ahead of their match against St Mirren. Some fans chanted: “If you hate the royal family clap your hands” while a banner containing the same phrase was displayed in the away end. Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou had previously expressed the club’s wish that … Read more

Manchester City stunned as Rachel Daly inspires Aston Villa to 4-3 WSL win | Women’s Super League

Gareth Taylor had urged fans to be patient with his new-look Manchester City squad after a hefty turnover of players this summer, but after a disjointed performance in a blistering 4-3 defeat to Aston Villa, spearheaded by Rachel Daly, City fans were left with more questions than answers about their club and the manager. It … Read more

Aragon MotoGP: ‘I just hit the back of Marc’ – Quartararo ‘sore’, then second accident on scooter | MotoGP

Marquez, who had gained seven places at the start of his first MotoGP race since June, momentarily backed off on the exit of Turn 3 to save a rear-wheel slide. But Quartararo had no chance to react, slamming into the back of the Repsol Honda and being thrown down the road, suffering friction burns and … Read more

Celtic fans again unveil offensive anti-royal banners, as Sky Sports issue apology

After the minute’s applause at St Mirren Park, Sky Sports commentator Ian Crocker issued an apology for chants that were still picked up on the live broadcast, which repeated what the banner on display read. “Apologies if you were offended by anything you might have heard,” Crocker said. “Most people showed respect, some did not.” … Read more

Arthur, Carvalho & Phillips play 90 minutes as Liverpool U21s see off Leicester – Liverpool FC

Liverpool first-team trio Arthur, Fabio Carvalho and Nat Phillips all played 90 minutes for the under-21s in their victory over Leicester on Saturday. Leicester U21s 0-1 Liverpool U21s Premier League 2, Leicester City training groundSeptember 17, 2022 Goal: Stewart 33′ With Sunday’s scheduled Premier League encounter with Chelsea postponed, and Arthur, Carvalho and Phillips among … Read more

BBC’s decision to cover England’s Pakistan tour remotely branded a ‘scandal’

The BBC is facing furious criticism after deciding not to send a commentary team to cover England’s first tour to Pakistan for 17 years. It is understood a combination of cost savings and security protocols are behind the decision. Test Match Special, cricket’s flagship radio show, will instead call the action off television images from … Read more