Football


Son scores hat-trick as Spurs crush Leicester

Son Heung-min ended his scoring drought in stunning fashion with a sublime hat-trick as Tottenham Hotspur crushed Leicester City 6-2 to move joint top of the Premier League on Saturday. Rodrigo Bentancur’s first goal for Tottenham was separating the sides in an entertaining tussle but Son, who started on the… Cyprus Mail …


Giggs in court for alleged assault trial

Former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs was in court on Monday to face trial accused of assaulting and controlling his ex-girlfriend. The 48-year-old was surrounded by a scrum of press photographers and TV camera crews as he arrived at Minshull Street Crown Court in Manchester with his legal team and… Cyprus Mail …


Real Madrid stun Liverpool to win Champions League title

Vinicius Junior’s second half tap-in steered Real Madrid to a 1-0 victory over Liverpool in the Champions League final on Saturday for the Spanish champions’ record-extending 14th European Cup victory. Vinicius tapped in at the far post from a Federico Valverde pass in the 59th minute after Liverpool had completely… Cyprus Mail …


Roberto Carlos to play for English pub team

Brazil World Cup winner Roberto Carlos will make an appearance for an English pub team after they acquired his services in a dream transfer raffle on auction website eBay. The 48-year-old former full back, who played for Real Madrid and was well-known for his swerving free kicks, will swap the… Cyprus Mail …


Man City pull out of Ronaldo race amid talk of Man Utd return

Manchester City have pulled out of the race to sign Cristiano Ronaldo, clearing the way for a potential shock return to Manchester United. The PA news agency understands United have held discussions with the five-time world player of the year’s agent, Jorge Mendes. City were offered the 36-year-old, who has… Cyprus Mail …


British sport unites to support football in social media boycott

English cricket and Premiership Rugby on Wednesday announced they will join football’s social media blackout this weekend in response to continued online racist abuse of professional players in the country. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) with all 18 first-class county teams, the eight women’s regional teams and the… Cyprus Mail …


Dawson own goal gives Man United win over West Ham

Manchester United stretched their unbeaten run in all competitions to 13 games after a second-half own goal by West Ham United’s Craig Dawson gave them a 1-0 home win in the Premier League on Sunday. The result left United second on 57 points from 29 games, 14 behind Manchester City… Cyprus Mail …


Talking points from the Premier League weekend:

GUARDIOLA DELIGHTS IN A 1-0 WIN So much has been written about the flair with which Pep Guardiola’s sides play football but their 1-0 win at Arsenal on Sunday was a masterclass in the art of keeping the opposition away from your own goal. It was their 13th successive Premier… Cyprus Mail …


Man City held to home draw by lowly West Brom

Manchester City’s hopes of closing the gap on the Premier League pacesetters were frustrated as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to lowly West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday. City took the lead on the half hour when Raheem Sterling did well to work his way to the… Cyprus Mail …