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Barcelona 6 - 2 Real Betis: Luis Suarez nets hat-trick as Barcelona ease past Real Betis

Posted Sunday, August 21, 2016 by PA

Luis Suarez was on target with a hat-trick as Barcelona began their LaLiga title defence with a convincing 6-2 defeat of Real Betis. Their pursuit of a third successive Spanish championship began in typically one-sided fashion. A goal from Arda Turan, two from Lionel Messi and Suarez's treble secured all three points from their opening league fixture of the 2016/17 season. Manager Luis Enriq...Full Story »

Barcelona 6-2 Real Betis: Suarez and Messi shine in easy win

Posted Sunday, August 21, 2016 by Goal.com

The former Liverpool man netted three while the Argentine grabbed two for the reigning champions as they got the new campaign off to a perfect start Barcelona began the defence of their La Liga title in ominous fashion on Saturday, with Lionel Messi and hat-trick hero Luis Suarez starring in a 6-2 demolition of Real Betis at Camp Nou. Suarez and Messi netted 66 league goals between them last t...Full Story »

Leicester City 0-0 Arsenal: Gunners survive penalty shouts to pick up poin

Posted Sunday, August 21, 2016 by Goal.com

Referee Mark Clattenbug waved away appeals from the hosts after Danny Drinkwater and Ahmed Musa both went to ground in the area as the champions held Arsene Wenger's side Arsenal and Leicester City are still looking for their first win of the new Premier League season after playing out a goalless draw at the King Power Stadium on the Saturday. The hosts were afforded a rapturous reception at t...Full Story »

Derby County 0 - 0 Aston Villa: Scott Carson's heroics earn Derby a share of the spoils with Aston Villa

Posted Sunday, August 21, 2016 by PA

Derby goalkeeper Scott Carson denied his former club with a superb first-half save as Aston Villa had to settle for a point in a 0-0 draw in front of 31,000 fans. The former Villa stopper tipped a Ross McCormack shot against the bar in a first half dominated by the visitors with Gary Gardner also striking the Derby woodwork. Derby were much better after the break and Tom Ince wasted a good cha...Full Story »

Leicester City 0 - 0 Arsenal: Arsenal fail to capitalise on territorial dominance against champions Leicester

Posted Sunday, August 21, 2016 by PA

Leicester and Arsenal ground out a 0-0 draw at the King Power Stadium as the toothless Gunners were left to rue their lack of firepower. Both teams remain winless after their opening two Premier League games, with champions Leicester frustrating the visitors for long spells on Saturday evening. Theo Walcott threatened, but Foxes goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel was rarely forced into serious act...Full Story »

Peterhead 2 - 2 Albion Rovers FC: Peterhead squander two-goal lead in Albion draw

Posted Sunday, August 21, 2016 by PA

Lowly Peterhead squandered a two-goal lead against Albion in Scottish League One, but still earned their first point of the new campaign from a 2-2 draw at Balmoor.It was not until five minutes before half-time, but the hosts went 1-0 up thanks to a stunning free-kick from Ryan Baptiste, and he almost made it two in similar circumstances moments later.It looked rosy for Peterhead on the hour mar...Full Story »

Livingston 4 - 1 Stenhousemuir: Daniel Mullen scores twice in Livi win

Posted Sunday, August 21, 2016 by PA

An impressive brace by Daniel Mullen inspired high-flying Livingston to a third win of the season with a 4-1 thrashing of Stenhousemuir.Livi grabbed the lead after four minutes when Mullen slammed home from close range.It was two 19 minutes later thanks to a superb 20-yard finish into the bottom corner from Scott Pittman - his third goal of the season.Shortly after the break, Mullen got his seco...Full Story »

Brechin City 0 - 0 Queen's Park: Queen's Park hold Brechin to end 100 per cent start

Posted Sunday, August 21, 2016 by PA

Brechin were left frustrated as their 100 per cent record in Ladbrokes League One was ended by Queen's Park after the visitors battled to a 0-0 draw. The hosts, third in the league at kick-off, started with intent. An early chance went begging for Andrew Jackson, but they would have been hoping it was a sign of things to come. Creativity was not there for Brechin, but they could have won it in...Full Story »

Alloa Athletic 2 - 1 East Fife: Alloa's fine start continues against East Fife

Posted Sunday, August 21, 2016 by PA

Alloa continued their blistering start to the Ladbrokes Scottish League One season as East Fife were cast aside 2-1. Iain Flannigan and Greig Spence struck just before half-time as free-scoring Alloa, who netted nine goals in their first two league matches, continued to make an early-season statement. Flannigan grabbed the opener after 37 minutes when his free-kick went in via a deflection and...Full Story »

Airdrieonians 1 - 0 Stranraer: Struggling Stranraer slip to narrow Airdrie defeat

Posted Sunday, August 21, 2016 by PA

Stranraer remain without a point in the Ladbrokes Scottish League 1 table after a debated Andy Ryan goal condemned them to a 1-0 defeat at Airdrie. Ryan latched onto a through ball to give the hosts a 26th-minute lead that the away side were clearly unhappy about amid suspicions of offside. Stranraer twice hit the woodwork during the first half, but only had themselves to blame for not taking ...Full Story »

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