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Watch Angel Di Maria score beautiful curling strike for PSG in Ligue 1 game against Dijon

Di Maria’s PSG have an eleven-point lead at the summit of the French top flight Thursday, January 18, 2018 Angel Di Maria is no stranger to a delightful goal and he was back to his old tricks in a French league encounter last night.  The Argentine announced himself on the Premier League stage with his first goal for Manchester United at Leicester in September 2014.  But times change and Di Maria now plies his trade with PSG and his goal in their rampant 8-0 win at home to Dijon has…

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Manchester United 3-0 Stoke: Red Devils ease to victory against Potters

Manchester United maintained their 100 per cent start to 2018 with a comfortable 3-0 victory over a Stoke side watched by their incoming boss Paul Lambert. Antonio Valencia, Anthony Martial and Romelu Lukaku got the goals as United responded to leaders Manchester City’s first Premier League loss with a third win of the calendar year to cut the gap to Pep Guardiola’s men to 12 points. Jose Mourinho’s attention will now turn to transfers, with City understood to have stood aside in the pursuit of United target Alexis Sanchez on…

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Root fit for England's opening ODI against Australia

First ODI Venue: Melbourne Date: 14 January Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW, online, tablets, mobiles and BBC Sport app. Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website. England batsman Joe Root is fit to play in Sunday’s first one-day international against Australia in Melbourne after recovering from a viral illness. The 27-year-old Test captain, who was taken to hospital with gastroenteritis on the final day of the fifth Test in Sydney, missed Thursday’s warm-up win over a Cricket Australia…

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Trump denies crude slur against migrant countries

US President Donald Trump has denied using crude words attributed to him about Haiti, El Salvador and African countries. Reports that he had called them “shithole countries” in an Oval Office meeting generated a backlash worldwide. One UN official called the remarks racist and said they opened “the door to humanity’s worst side”. But Mr Trump has tweeted that “this was not the language” he used in a meeting about immigration. He wrote that the language he used was “tough, but this was not the language used”. What was he…

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Every game Manchester City have played against Liverpool at Anfield since 2003… and failed to win

Friday, January 12, 2018 Manchester City have spent almost 15 years waiting to win a Premier League match at Anfield, but they could end that run this weekend. Liverpool host the runaway league leaders on Sunday afternoon, hoping to continue their excellent record against the Citizens and become the first team to win a domestic match against Pep Guardiola’s side in 2017-18. City last claimed victory at Anfield in May 2003, securing a 2-1 win thanks to former Liverpool striker Nicolas Anelka’s late brace. Milan Baros fired the Reds into the…

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I was wrong to give penalty against NI – World Cup play-off referee

The referee who awarded a controversial penalty against Northern Ireland during their World Cup play-off defeat by Switzerland says he made a mistake. Ovidiu Hategan ruled that Corry Evans blocked a shot with his arm during the first leg, despite replays showing the ball struck the player’s shoulder. “It was a sad and unpleasant moment for me, sad because I made that mistake,” said Hategan. The Romanian will not be used as a referee at the World Cup in Russia. World governing body Fifa has released the list of 36…

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