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Referee admits he cost Chelsea a place in the Champions League final with performance against Barcelona in 2009

The referee who was in charge when Barcelona controversially dumped Chelsea out of the Champions League in 2009 has admitted he made ‘mistakes’. The Blues welcomed the Catalan giants to Stamford Bridge in the second leg of their semi-final clash, but the talking point of the game was the performance of Tom Henning Ovrebo. After Chelsea were denied what seemed like four clear penalty decisions, the home crowd began baying for blood at the full-time whistle with striker Didier Drogba labelling the German ‘a f******g disgrace’ live on television. And…

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Groves v Eubank Jr stream: When is the fight, what time does it start and where is it taking place?

The World Boxing Super Series semi-final pits George Groves against Chris Eubank Jr Saturday, February 17, 2018 George Groves and Chris Eubank Jr meet in the ring in a huge all-British fight live on talkSPORT. Here’s all you need to know… When is the fight?Saturday, February 17. Where will the fight take place?It will take place at the MEN Arena in Manchester. What weight class is it?Super-middleweight. What is at stake?It is for a place in the final of the inaugural World Boxing Super Series – dubbed the Champions League of boxing. Groves will…

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News: Kjos: Norwegian will place UK at centre of future growth

Norwegian chief executive Bjorn Kjos has delivered an address in London to outline his global expansion plans for carrier and its UK operations. Speaking at an event at The Shard, Kjos said: “The UK will be at the heart of our continued global expansion and we remain fully committed to the market. “We are launching long-haul routes exclusively from London Gatwick, introducing our newest Dreamliners to Gatwick and increasing frequency on popular routes which reflects the growing importance of the UK to the future of our business.” The conference came…

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'Manchester United playing for second place in Premier League', admits Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has admitted Manchester United are playing for second place in the Premier League this season Friday, February 2, 2018 Jose Mourinho has effectively conceded the Premier League title to Manchester City. The Blues are 15 points clear of Manchester United at the summit and are showing few signs of letting up as the season enters February. United have been City’s nearest rivals throughout the campaign, but Mourinho concedes the gap is almost certainly insurmountable with 13 games remaining. “The game is important for us because we need points…

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Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea (agg 2-1) : Granit Xhaka's strike books Arsene Wenger's men place at Wembley

Arsenal began life after Alexis Sanchez with a comeback victory over London rivals Chelsea to reach their first League Cup final in seven years. Following a goalless first leg at Stamford Bridge, this instalment of the semi-final was more akin to the lively Premier League meeting here just 21 days ago and it was Granit Xhaka’s second half strike which set up a Wembley meeting with Manchester City on February 25. Eden Hazard put the Blues into an early lead only for Arsenal to level through an Antonio Rudiger own…

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp rues missed chance to cement place in top four

The Reds suffered a shock defeat at the hands of bottom club Swansea Monday, January 22, 2018 Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admitted his frustration at watching the Reds miss their chance to cement their place in the top four. The Reds suffered a shock defeat at the hands of bottom club Swansea as they failed to seize the opportunity of moving five points clear of fifth placed Tottenham. REPORT: Swansea 1-0 Liverpool: Reds suffer shock loss in Wales And having beaten champions elect Manchester City in such impressive fashion last…

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Alex Hales: England batsman says losing place in ODI team 'hurt massively'

England batsman Alex Hales says it “hurt massively” to lose his place over an off-field incident last year, but says he has learned his lesson. Hales, 29, was not considered for selection after he was interviewed under caution by police following a fight outside a nightclub in September. After missing two one-day matches, he was told he would not face criminal charges, and cleared to play again. “It has been a long few months but it is great to be back out here,” he said. “It hurt massively at the…

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