Soccer

Steve Bruce explains key reason why Newcastle have not scored for SIX hours

Steve Bruce has admitted he “can't defend” Newcastle's lack of goals – as they racked up six hours without scoring. Grim times again at St James' Park, but actually not as bad as other recent performances. This was the fourth games in a row firing blanks, and boos rang out as the final whistle was blown. The last time they went through a goal drought this bad, four years ago,

Hamilton backs Barca in Clasico as F1 star admits he's a 'massive fan'

‘I’m so proud of you guys, good luck’: Lewis Hamilton backs Barcelona to win El Clasico as Formula 1 star thanks Catalan giants for sending him a shirt ahead of Real Madrid clash Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton reckons Barcelona will win El Clasico The Brit posed with the side’s famous shirt and admitted he’s a ‘massive fan’  Barcelona take on their title rivals Real Madrid at the Bernabeu on Sunday 

League One highlights and round-up: Rotherham held, Ipswich lose

Rotherham missed the chance to move three points clear at the top of League One after drawing 1-1 at home to MK Dons. Freddie Ladapo’s 14th league goal of the season in the 10th minute put the Millers on course. But they were denied following Rhys Healey’s 22nd-minute equaliser for the Dons, who are without a win in 15 away matches in all competitions. Portsmouth moved up to third on

Newcastle 0-0 Burnley: Steve Bruce's boys see out uninspired stalemate

Newcastle 0-0 Burnley: Blunt attacks unable to break the deadlock as Steve Bruce’s boys see out uninspired stalemate with Clarets as Gareth Southgate watches on Almiron starred for Newcastle but the match was devoid of many chances The Toon have only scored 24 goals this season, the joint fewest in the league Sean Dyche’s side missed out on the chance to move up into eighth In isolation this was a

Premier League top four chances latest after Chelsea drop points at Bournemouth

Manchester United will move to within a point of the top four of the Premier League if they can beat Everton on Sunday after Chelsea dropped two points at Bournemouth . Frank Lampard's side led at the break at the Vitality Stadium through a Marcos Alonso strike, only to then succumb to quickfire efforts from Jefferson Lerma and Josh King. However Alonso then struck again five minutes from time to

'Concussion substitute trials not enough', says brain injury association Headway

The brain injury association Headway has criticised football’s rule-makers for “failing to act” after they decided against introducing concussion substitutes into the game. The International Football Association Board, which is made up of the English, Scottish, Northern Irish and Welsh football associations, as well as FIFA, instead agreed to trial the proposal. Headway chief executive Peter McCabe does not think that is enough, though, saying: “This is yet another example

Fans who say Ronaldo is better than Messi told they know nothing about football

Netherlands legend Marco van Basten has blasted football supporters who believe Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo is a better player than Barcelona legend Lionel Messi. One of the greatest debates between modern generation fans is who they prefer between the two players, with the pair head and shoulders above their challengers. Messi has won six Ballon d'Ors to Ronaldo's five, while both have won numerous trophies at club level, but speaking

When can Liverpool win the Premier League? The number of points Klopp's men need

Liverpool are closing in on their first league title in 30 years. The Reds can also get their hands on the Premier League trophy for the first time, after competition’s inception in 1992. Jurgen Klopp’s side have been in sensational form this season. The Merseyside club have dropped just two points throughout the campaign and have opened up a staggering lead over Manchester City. The reigning champions find themselves lagging

El Clasico: All pressure on Real Madrid, says Barcelona boss Quique Setien

Barcelona head coach Quique Setien believes Real Madrid are under greater pressure than his side heading into Sunday’s El Clasico. Barca have lifted eight of the last 11 La Liga titles and go into the game at the Santiago Bernabeu with a two-point lead over Real, who are smarting from consecutive defeats to Levante and Manchester City. “For Real Madrid this game is vital and much more important than it

Rivaldo slams impact of Barcelona's Quique Setien ahead of El Clasico

‘They are yet to improve under him’: Rivaldo slams impact of Barcelona manager Quique Setien and says they are ‘even more dependent on Messi’ thanks to his tactics Barcelona take on Real Madrid in a vital El Clasico league clash on Sunday Rivaldo claims the Catalan club have not improved yet under Quique Setien Setien took over at Barcelona in January and has won seven games since then Defeat for