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Chelsea semi-final win shows league title pedigree – Shearer analysis & highlights

Chelsea semi-final win shows league title pedigree – Shearer analysis & highlights

The way Chelsea beat Tottenham in Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final showed why they are going to win the Premier League title too. As usual, Antonio Conte’s side were dogged and resilient – and the manager’s game plan worked perfectly. They were content to soak up Spurs’ pressure and possession and, when they went up the […]

Chelsea beat Spurs in thriller to reach FA Cup final – highlights & report

Chelsea beat Spurs in thriller to reach FA Cup final – highlights & report

Media playback is not supported on this device Highlights: Chelsea 4-2 Tottenham Eden Hazard came off the bench to make the decisive contribution as Chelsea won an FA Cup semi-final classic against Tottenham at Wembley. Hazard had been rested, along with Diego Costa, as Chelsea manager Antonio Conte shuffled his pack against a Spurs side […]

FA Cup: Nemanja Matic thunderbolt sends Chelsea to final

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Cruciate knee-ligament injuries for Ibrahimovic & Rojo

Cruciate knee-ligament injuries for Ibrahimovic & Rojo

Ibrahimovic, 35, is coming to the end of a one-year contract at Old Trafford Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and defender Marcos Rojo have both suffered cruciate knee-ligament injuries and face lengthy spells out of action. Ibrahimovic landed awkwardly when challenging for the ball during the Europa League quarter-final second-leg win over Anderlecht. The ex-Sweden […]

Hull overcome Niasse red card to beat Watford

Hull overcome Niasse red card to beat Watford

Sam Clucas’ stunning strike was just his second goal of the season Ten-man Hull City claimed a gutsy victory against Watford to ensure they remain outside the relegation zone and in control of their Premier League destiny. The hosts endured a nightmare first half at the KCOM Stadium, the nadir coming when striker Oumar Niasse […]

Llorente sets Swansea on way to win over Stoke

Llorente sets Swansea on way to win over Stoke

There were exactly 60 seconds between Marko Arnautovic’s penalty miss and Tom Carroll’s goal Swansea City revived their Premier League survival hopes as they beat Stoke to end a six-match winless run. The Liberty Stadium erupted as Fernando Llorente’s early header gave the hosts a precious lead. The match hinged on a remarkable minute of […]

Lincoln win promotion to League Two

Lincoln win promotion to League Two

Hawkridge had scored just once in the league this season before netting his promotion-sealing double against Macclesfield Lincoln City sealed their return to the English Football League after a six-year absence, thanks to Terry Hawkridge’s brace against Macclesfield. Moments after Lincoln’s Matt Rhead headed against the post, Mitch Hancox’s dipping shot put the Silkmen ahead. […]

12-second goal helps Dons knock holders Hibs out of Scottish Cup

12-second goal helps Dons knock holders Hibs out of Scottish Cup

Media playback is not supported on this device Rooney puts Dons ahead after 12 seconds Aberdeen reached the Scottish Cup final for the first time in 17 years with victory over holders Hibernian. Adam Rooney pounced on a defensive mix-up to put the Dons ahead 12 seconds after kick-off, and Ryan Christie’s free-kick doubled their […]

Four games without a win as Bayern held by Mainz

Four games without a win as Bayern held by Mainz

Bayern Munich face Borussia Dortmund in the German Cup semi-final on Tuesday Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich have now gone four games without a win after being held by struggling Mainz. The German champions – who were knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid this week – are nine points clear of RB Leipzig, […]

Lyon dominate Man City in Champions League semi-final

Lyon dominate Man City in Champions League semi-final

Manchester City Women had not lost a competitive game over 90 minutes since 1 October 2015 Manchester City’s hopes of a maiden Women’s Champions League final look slim after a home loss to holders Lyon in their semi-final first leg. The French side led on two minutes when City’s Carli Lloyd handled in the box […]