Wayne Rooney banned from driving for two years


Wayne Rooney has been banned from driving for two years and ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid work after pleading guilty to drink-driving. The Everton striker, 31, was given a 12-month community order as he was sentenced at Stockport Magistrates’ Court this morning. A judge told the £160,000-a-week footballer that a significant fine would have no punitive effect, and ...

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Final Whistle: PSG civil war, Atsu off the mark, Princesses dominate silently


Scramble for the Paris Crown “I have told them to sort it out between themselves,” the Spaniard declared during his postmatch news conference. “I think that they are capable of doing that and that they will both be our kickers. The response of Paris Saint Germain head coach Unai Emery to journalists after a hard-earned victory against Lyon that was ...

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Ronald Koeman: Jose Mourinho ‘unrealistic’ in suggesting top-four finish for Everton


Everton manager Ronald Koeman says Manchester United counterpart Jose Mourinho’s claim that the Goodison Park club are aiming for “at least” the top four this season is unrealistic. Mourinho made the observation in his programme notes before United’s 4-0 home win over the Toffees, citing their £140m of summer spending as evidence. But Koeman said: “Is there anybody who sees this as ...

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Lukaku scores as Man Utd ruin Rooney’s Old Trafford return


Romelu Lukaku scored against his former club as Manchester United thrashed Everton to move joint-top of the Premier League. Wayne Rooney’s return to Old Trafford ended in a dismal defeat – embossed by three late goals – which sent Everton into the bottom three. The Toffees have endured a dire start to the season and have not scored a goal ...

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Luiz sent off as Chelsea and Arsenal draw


David Luiz was sent off late on for Chelsea as Arsenal earned a deserved point against the Premier League champions at Stamford Bridge. Defender Luiz received a straight red card for a late challenge on Sead Kolasinac in the 87th minute after the Gunners had earlier had Shkodran Mustafi’s headed goal disallowed. The Blues’ best chance came from Pedro, who ...

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#EPLRoadShow: Citi FM’s Super Sunday at Badu Lounge [Photos]


Football fans made their way to the Badu Lounge at Labone, on the latest stop of Citi FM’s EPL Road Show. Staff and on-air personalities from Citi FM were at the venue to add to the competitive atmosphere fans of the world’s most popular league brought when Arsenal took on Chelsea and Manchester United welcomed Everton. FIFA video games were on hand to keep ...

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Golovkin v Canelo fight ends in draw


Gennady Golovkin’s world middleweight title fight with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez ended in a controversial draw. After a closely fought bout in Las Vegas, one judge scored it 118-110 for Alvarez, another 115-113 for Golovkin and the third a 114-114 draw. There were boos when the decision was announced at the T-Mobile Arena, and both boxers shook their heads. Kazakh Golovkin, ...

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Atsu grabs first EPL goal in Newcastle’s third straight win


Christian Atsu scored his first-ever Premier League goal in his 10th appearance in the competition, despite making his English top-flight debut in August 2014. Captain Jamaal Lascelles scored his second goal in as many games as Newcastle beat Stoke City to record their third successive Premier League win and climb inside the top four. Christian Atsu put the hosts in ...

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EPL roundup: Aguero bags hat-trick for City, Liverpool draw with Burnley


Crystal Palace lost their fifth straight Premier League game and here’s what happened in the 3pm kick-offs. Huddersfield 1-1 Leicester Laurent Depoitre scored on his full Premier League debut as Huddersfield and Leicester fought out a 1-1 draw at the John Smith’s Stadium. Depoitre, a £3.5million summer signing from Porto, broke the deadlock 40 seconds into the second half before Jamie Vardy fired the ...

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Crystal Palace sets unwanted record as Hodgson loses first game


Crystal Palace became the first club in top-flight history to lose their opening five games without scoring as Roy Hodgson’s first match as manager ended in defeat by Southampton. The Eagles paid for slack defending in just the sixth minute when a Dusan Tadic cross-shot was parried to the feet of Steven Davis, who side-footed home from 10 yards. Palace’s ...

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