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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 …


Omonia back on top, Salamina in trouble in Cyprus playoffs

Omonia are back on top of the Cyprus First Division after a 1-0 win over Olympiakos on Sunday, courtesy of Giannis Kousoulos. The Greens leapfrogged AEL Limassol, who went top on Friday with a 3-0 victory over AEK. The race for the title is extremely tight, with Omonia just one… Cyprus Mail …


Vaccines ‘encouraged’ but not compulsory for athletes at Olympics

Athletes are being encouraged to get vaccinated against COVID-19 ahead of the Tokyo Olympics but it will not be compulsory, IOC Vice President John Coates said on Thursday. “Not compulsory, we can’t do that,” Coates, head of the IOC’s Coordination Commission for the Tokyo Games, told reporters in Brisbane. “But… 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 …


Jorginho secures point for Chelsea in dead rubber v Krasnodar

Chelsea’s Jorginho converted a penalty as a much-changed side were held to a 1-1 draw by Russians Krasnodar at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday in their final Champions League Group E game with nothing at stake. Frank Lampard’s side had already secured top spot and Krasnodar the Europa League qualifying place… Cyprus Mail …


Night of cheer as fans return and Arsenal win big

Arsenal’s fans had waited nine long months to return to the club’s north London stadium but the 2,000 people sprinkled across the red seats had to wait only nine minutes to enjoy the thrill of celebrating a goal in the flesh on Thursday. Appropriately, it was Frenchman Alexandre Lacazette who… Cyprus Mail …


Porto join Manchester City in advancing in Champions League

FC Porto joined Manchester City in advancing to the next phase of the Champions League after the two played out a goalless draw in their Group C clash on Tuesday. The point, combined with defeat for Olympiakos in France, was enough to ensure Porto finished second while City, who had… Cyprus Mail …


Fulham inflict surprise defeat on Leicester

Fulham fixed their penalty jinx as Ivan Cavaleiro’s spot kick eased them out of the relegation zone with a shock 2-1 win at high-flying Leicester City in the Premier League on Monday. Scott Parker’s struggling side were leading thanks to Ademola Lookman’s well-taken 30th minute opener before Cavaleiro beat Kasper… Cyprus Mail …