Real Madrid 2 - 0 Barcelona (5-1 agg): First-half Barca failings settle Supercopa

Posted Thursday, August 17, 2017 by

A listless first-half performance ended any hope of a Barcelona comeback in the Supercopa de Espana, the Catalans falling to a 2-0 second-leg defeat to lose 5-1 on aggregate against Real Madrid. Marco Asensio wasted no time as he spectacularly fired the home side in front after four minutes on Wednesday, with Madrid dominating a team still adapting to life after Neymar. Barca found goal-scor...Full Story »

Romelu Lukaku scores twice as Manchester United thrash the Hammers

Posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by PA

Romelu Lukaku immediately started to pay off his transfer fee with two goals as Manchester United beat West Ham 4-0 in their Premier League opener. The B£75million summer signing struck in each half as United justified pre-season optimism with a sparkling and confident display at Old Trafford. The Hammers were completely outplayed and could easily have trailed by more goals before substit...Full Story »

Shelvey sending off proves costly as Tottenham overcome promoted Newcastle

Posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by PA

Skipper Jonjo Shelvey was sent off for standing on Dele Alli as Newcastle's return to the Premier League was ruined by Tottenham. Second-half goals from Alli and Ben Davies ultimately did for the promoted Magpies with the visitors coasting to a 2-0 victory, but it was Shelvey's 49th-minute dismissal which opened the door after his side had scrapped their way to the break without major incident....Full Story »

Super-sub Giroud settles thrilling Premier League opener for Arsenal

Posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by PA

Olivier Giroud came off the bench to head home a late winner and seal three points for Arsenal in a topsy-turvy Premier League opener against Leicester. The Gunners had won just one of their last seven opening-day fixtures and looked destined to start another campaign slowly as the 2015-16 champions took the lead twice only to lose 4-3. The night started perfectly for Arsenal as new signing Al...Full Story »

Champions Celtic squeeze past Partick Thistle at Firhill

Posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by PA

Celtic were not at their best but still proved too good for Partick Thistle in a 1-0 Ladbrokes Premiership win at Firhill.The visitors scored in the 24th minute when midfielder Olivier Ntcham fired in a drive which took a deflection off Hoops skipper Scott Brown.The treble winners, with a Champions League play-off tie against Astana coming up on Wednesday, dominated for large spells but found c...Full Story »

Craig Dundas fires Sutton to victory over Tranmere

Posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by PA

Craig Dundas scored the only goal as Sutton climbed to fourth in the fledgling Vanarama National League standings with a 1-0 win over Tranmere.Dundas found the net for visitors Sutton in the 32nd minute after racing clear from a throw-in to slide the ball past Scott Davies from 20 yards.Tranmere, who recorded their first league win of the season with a 3-1 victory over Woking on Tuesday, came c...Full Story »

Dave Tarpey at the double as Maidenhead sink Hartlepool

Posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by PA

Dave Tarpey scored twice to help Maidenhead to their first ever Vanarama National League win after beating Hartlepool 2-1 at York Road.Tarpey opened the scoring in the 34th minute when a long ball down the middle was flicked on by Sean Marks and Tarpey latched onto it to tuck it past goalkeeper Scott Loach and into the bottom right-hand corner.It was almost two just five minutes later when Ryan...Full Story »

No goals at Moss Rose between Macclesfield and Bromley

Posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by PA

Macclesfield and Bromley both remained unbeaten three games into the season after a fairly mundane 0-0 draw at Moss Rose. The home side were disappointed not to go in front in the first 15 minutes when Koby Arthur's shot was saved by David Gregory.At the other end, Brett Williams nearly broke the deadlock with a deflected shot that was tipped over by Shwan Jalal.In the second half, affairs rema...Full Story »

Leyton Orient see off Maidstone for second home win of the week

Posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by PA

Leyton Orient made it two home wins in a week with a 2-0 triumph over Maidstone at Brisbane Road.The visitors could easily have led early on when Delano Sam-Yorke stabbed the ball home from close range, but was adjudged to have fouled keeper Charlie Grainger.Joe Pigott was then denied by the home goalie before Tom Wraight smashed over, as Maidstone continued to threaten. The O's, coming off a 3...Full Story »

Two own goals help Gateshead to victory

Posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by PA

Gateshead registered their second home win in a week with a resounding 3-0 return against Torquay at the International Stadium. The Tynesiders led inside 20 minutes when a dangerous ball across goal by Callum Williams ricocheted off Ryan Higgins for an own goal.Danny Johnson then set up Williams to threaten a second, but Ryan Clarke denied him from close range.After the break, substitute Richa...Full Story »

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