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George North to leave Northampton to return to Wales

George North will leave Northampton at the end of this season and return to Wales on a national dual contract. The juggernaut wing, who has won 69 Wales caps and scored 30 tries, has agreed a deal from next term, the Welsh Rugby Union announced on its official Twitter feed. Northampton released their own statement confirming 25-year-old North’s departure. It is not known at this stage which of the four Welsh regions he will join. National dual contracts are 60 per cent funded by the WRU, with the player’s region…

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Match report – Arsenal 2-0 Tottenham: Gunners claim north London bragging rights as Spurs struggle

Arsenal beat down claims of a north London power shift as goals from Shkodran Mustafi and Alexis Sanchez sealed a brilliant 2-0 win over rivals Tottenham. Spurs has been hailed as the dominant force in this fiercest of rivalries of late, but the Gunners proved they are still a force to be reckoned with. Arsenal grabbed both of their goals in an entertaining first-half, which also saw Harry Kane force a save from Petr Cech and Christian Eriksen hit the post for the visitors. But overall, Spurs just weren’t at the races as…

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Preston North End v Bolton Wanderers live stream and confirmed lineups: EFL Championship coverage on 17 November 2017

CLICK HERE TO STREAM PRESTON NORTH END V BOLTON WANDERERS LIVE COMMENTARY ON TALKSPORT, KICK-OFF 19:45BST. Preston will be looking to put a stop to a worrying run of form when they welcome a rejuvenated Bolton side to Deepdale on Friday night – LIVE on talkSPORT. The Lilywhites have lost four games on the bounce while their opponents are unbeaten in five games. talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 have EXCLUSIVE radio rights to the EFL Championship, League One and League Two for the next three seasons The talkSPORT network will be the only place to hear…

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Arsenal v Tottenham: Top goalscorers, from the Premier League era, in the North London derby

Friday, November 17, 2017 It’s the first North London derby of the season this weekend as Arsenal host Tottenham Hotspur for a 12:30pm kick off on Saturday – and it’s live on talkSPORT. To get supporters warmed up for the game, we’ve turned back the clock to find out which players have been most prolific in the fixture over the years. Scroll through the gallery above to see which players, from the Premier League era, have scored the most goals in the North London derby. Let’s block ads! (Why?)

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Coral Daily Download – Arsenal 11/8 favourites to win north London derby with Tottenham

Arsenal v Tottenham is LIVE on talkSPORT Friday, November 17, 2017 Coral’s Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds. It’s a massive north London derby on Saturday as Arsenal host Tottenham – a match you can listen to LIVE on talkSPORT. Arsenal, four points behind their bitter rivals in the Premier League, are slight 11/8 favourites while Tottenham are 9/5. Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Let’s block ads! (Why?)

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Arsene Wenger dismisses claims Arsenal are underdogs in north London derby clash with Tottenham

Arsene Wenger insists his Arsenal side will not enter Saturday’s north London derby as underdogs. Tottenham make the short journey to the Emirates Stadium sitting three places and four points ahead of the Gunners in the Premier League, and having finished above their neighbours in the table last season. That was the first time Wenger had slipped beneath Tottenham at the end of a league campaign since taking charge at Arsenal in 1996. Arsenal welcome Mauricio Pochettino’s side, having won all five of their home league games so far this…

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