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Barcelona 6-1 Girona: Former Liverpool stars Philippe Coutinho and Luis Suarez run riot

Coutinho celebrates after scoring his first Barcelona goal Saturday, February 24, 2018 Philippe Coutinho scored his first Barcelona goal since his £142 million move from Liverpool as they thrashed Girona 6-1 in LaLiga. Former Liverpool man Luis Suarez also scored a hat-trick as the league leaders came from a goal down to beat their Catalan rivals comfortably at the Camp Nou. Portu gave the visitors a shock early lead, but Lionel Messi set up Suarez to equalise for an instant equalizer. Messi took on three defenders to score, before rolling…

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Gogglebox's Chris quits – where are the show's other former stars now?

Gogglebox star Chris Butland-Steed has announced he is leaving the show after 10 series. The Brighton hairdresser, who has sat alongside ex-partner Stephen Webb on the show since 2013, is leaving to pursue a TV career. Revealing the news in a tweet, he said he hopes “to show viewers that I have many more talents”. He joins the likes of Scarlett Moffatt and Reverend Kate Bottley, who have gone on to appear on other shows. Butland-Steed said: “After 10 series, a wedding, and a helluva lot of takeaways, our lovely…

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Former WBO World Champion Andy Lee announces retirement – watch arguably his greatest KO here

Check out the video below! Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Former middleweight champion Andy Lee has announced his retirement from boxing aged 33. After 16 years at the top of the game, the grizzled southpaw has decided to hang up his gloves after both a successful amateur and professional career. Lee was reportedly considering one more fight, but has since decided to quit after revealing he no longer has the hunger. “I’ve actually achieved everything I wanted to in the game,” said Lee. “I’ve had an amazing career and an amazing…

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It would be ‘wrong’ to punish Sergio Aguero over clash with Wigan fan, former referee tells talkSPORT

Sergio Aguero is led from the pitch by Manchester City coach Mikel Arteta Tuesday, February 20, 2018 The Football Association would be ‘wrong’ to punish Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero for his clash with a Wigan fan, according to former Premier League referee Mark Halsey. Aguero was involved in a physical exchange with a supporter as thousands of fans spilled onto the field following Wigan’s stunning 1-0 victory in the FA Cup fifth round on Monday night. The Argentina international was on his way to the tunnel when he was…

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Former Premier League referee labels VAR use a 'farce' after TV replays reveal zig-zag lines for Juan Mata goal

Former Premier League referee Mark Halsey has said Juan Mata’s disallowed goal in Manchester United’s FA Cup win at Huddersfield should have stood even though replays show he was marginally offside. Mata’s strike was ruled out following a VAR review by referee Kevin Friend, but the TV replays of the VAR featured odd and wavy lines instead of straight ones, sparking huge controversy. While the decision did not affect the result for United, who went on to win the game 2-0, it led to many questioning whether the new system…

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Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Swansea: Carlos Carvalhal held by former club in FA Cup

Carlos Carvalhal’s return to Hillsborough ended in stalemate as Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea played out a goalless draw in the fifth round of the FA Cup. It was a game of few clear-cut chances and the teams will have to try again at the Liberty Stadium in a week and a half. Carvalhal’s two-and-a-half-year stint as Wednesday manager, which saw them reach the Championship play-offs in successive seasons, ended by mutual consent on Christmas Eve. He said ahead of his swift return that he would be “an Owl forever” and…

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'Liverpool are the best counter-attacking team in Europe', says former Reds star John Barnes

Mohamed Salah scored his 30th goal of the season in Liverpool’s 5-0 win over Porto Thursday, February 15, 2018 Liverpool are the best counter-attacking team in Europe and have a great chance of winning the Champions League this season, according to Kop hero John Barnes. Jurgen Klopp’s Redmen all-but booked their place in the quarter-finals on Wednesday night with a sensational 5-0 away victory over Porto. Their lethal front-three ran riot in Portugal, as Sadio Mane scored his first Liverpool hat-trick, Mohamed Salah plundered his 30th goal of the season…

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