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November 2, 2017 2:05 PM Manchester United forward Anthony Martial returns to France squad

Manchester United forward Anthony Martial has won a France recall for the friendlies against Wales and Germany. However, there was no space in a 24-man squad announced by Didier Deschamps on Thursday for Celtic's 21-year-old striker Moussa Dembele who had been tipped for inclusion. Martial has not played for France since October 2016, when he won his 15th cap against 141

November 2, 2017 12:33 AM Pep Guardiola: Manchester City boss wowed by Champions League win over Napoli

Manchester City's football in their 4-2 Champions League win over Napoli left boss Pep Guardiola saying "wow" as they reached the knockout stages. Sergio Aguero scored a club-record 178th goal for the unbeaten Premier League leaders. "I'm really happy we're in the last 16. It was a great victory," said Guardiola. "The level of football for a spectator 109

November 1, 2017 11:05 PM Football: Spurs stun Madrid, join Man City in last 16

PARIS: Brilliant Tottenham Hotspur took Real Madrid apart in a 3-1 win over the reigning champions on Wednesday (Nov 1) as they clinched their place in the Champions League last 16 along with Manchester City. Dele Alli starred with a brace for Tottenham with Christian Eriksen also scoring before Cristiano Ronaldo's late consolation. The result ensured 107

October 31, 2017 11:55 PM José Mourinho: I stopped Romelu Lukaku taking penalty

José Mourinho confirmed that he had denied Romelu Lukaku the chance to end his goal drought last night when he ordered Daley Blind to take Manchester United’s second penalty against Benfica. Lukaku, who is now without a goal in six games, was clearly desperate to take the 78th-minute penalty that was awarded after Marcus Rashford was fouled and became 86

October 31, 2017 11:30 PM Manchester United 2 Benfica 0: Mourinho's men on brink of last-16 place

Manchester United all but secured their place in the last 16 of the Champions League with a 2-0 win over Benfica on Tuesday. An unfortunate own goal from young goalkeeper Mile Svilar at the end of the first half and a Daley Blind penalty after the break gave Jose Mourinho's side their fourth win from four games in Group A and put them on the brink of the knockout 93

October 31, 2017 10:15 PM Champions League: P.S.G. and Bayern Munich Clinch Knockout Round Spots

Paris St.-Germain and Bayern Munich were the first teams to clinch a spot in the Champions League knockout rounds after the group rivals both won Tuesday to advance with two games left. P.S.G. routed Anderlecht, 5-0 — with defender Layvin Kurzawa scoring three times to outshine Neymar — and Bayern won 2-1 at Celtic. Manchester United, like P.S.G., won a fourth 86

October 31, 2017 10:02 PM Football: Manchester United close to knockout stage with 2-0 win over Benfica

MANCHESTER, England (REUTERS) - Manchester United almost made sure of a place in the knockout stage of the Champions League by beating Benfica 2-0 at Old Trafford on Tuesday (Oct 31) to make it a perfect four wins in Group A. An own goal by Benfica's 18-year-old keeper Mile Svilar on the stroke of halftime and a Daley Blind penalty in the 78th minute 80

October 30, 2017 1:02 PM How four Premier League sides can book Champions League knockout spot this week

Four Premier League sides can seal a spot in the Champions League last 16 this week with two group games to spare. A total of 11 sides will start the fourth set of group-stage fixtures with a chance to seal a place in the knockouts. Here's a look at the possible permutations ahead of this week's fixtures. - Man United will qualify on Tuesday if they win at home against 81

October 28, 2017 9:03 PM Klopp on top in battle of best friends

The Huddersfield fans have a favourite song. David Wagner, they tend to chorus, is "better than Klopp". Given the gulf in resources between the club with the smallest budget in the Premier League and mighty Liverpool, they may be right. Liverpool beat Huddersfield, the conquerors of Manchester United. After only two wins in 10 games and a shellacking 89

October 28, 2017 9:03 PM Route one football sinks Spurs

Ball over the top & flick-on leads to substitute Martial's late winner in a game of few chances LONDON • No Harry Kane for Tottenham, and ultimately not the firepower. In contrast, Manchester United struck late thanks to the artillery on their bench. On came Anthony Martial to settle a poised, attritional encounter with a moment of dead-eyed striking 92