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April 24, 2017 3:04 PM El Clásico had everything and Messi is everything

On Saint Jordi’s day, patron saint of Catalonia, Messi slays Madrid and takes Barca top Lionel Messi had a black eye, a bloody mouth and his Barcelona shirt in his hands. The board had gone up signalling two minutes left in the clásico: not enough for anyone – this was the game that should have gone on for ever – but just enough for another twist, even later 16

April 24, 2017 1:25 PM Pogba, Herrera may miss Manchester Derby

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, is facing an injury crisis ahead of Thursday’s Premier League clash against their rivals, Manchester City. Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo both suffered knee ligament damage against Anderlecht last week and are out of the season. Juan Mata is also out till next season with a groin problem, while Chris Smalling 14

April 24, 2017 12:27 PM PFA Player Of The Year: How Previous Winners Fared After Winning The Award

N’Golo Kante was named PFA Player of the Year on Sunday after helping to guide Chelsea to the Premier League summit a year after winning the title with Leicester City. The industrious midfielder beat teammate Eden Hazard, as well as Harry Kane, Romelu Lukaku, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Alexis Sanchez to the gong, which is voted for by fellow players 12

April 24, 2017 10:46 AM FA Cup: Arsenal proved doubters wrong – Wenger

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, said his side just proved doubters wrong after their FA Cup semi final win over Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. Alexis Sanchez scored in extra-time to secure a 2-1 win at Wembley and sent the Gunners into the final for the third time in four years. The Gunner now set up a final clash against Chelsea who defeated Tottenham 14

April 24, 2017 9:16 AM Kano Pillars shop for new coach as Ikhana quits

Four-time Nigeria League champions, Kano Pillars, have begun the search for a new coach following the resignation of their erstwhile Technical Adviser, Kadiri Ikhana. Ikhana is understood to have quit his position at Pillars owing to ill-health and the board of the Kano team have since approved his resignation. In a press statement signed by its media 10

April 24, 2017 8:08 AM N'Golo Kante aims for a second Premier League title

After winning the PFA Player of the Year award, N'Golo Kante said he has his eyes firmly set on winning another premier league title. Social media was buzzing on Sunday night when Kante won the award and fans were all in agreement that the hard tackling midfielder was a more than worthy winner. The Chelsea maestro pipped teammate Eden Hazard; Tottenham 9

April 24, 2017 7:09 AM FA Cup: Why Arsenal defeated us – Guardiola

Sergio Aguero had given City the lead at Wembley, before Nacho Monreal equalized for the Gunners. Alexis Sanchez, who is a reported target for Guardiola, fired in the winner in extra time. “In games like this, a semi-final is like a final, you cannot expect to control every situation but we were in control most of the time,” Guardiola stated at a news conference 13

April 24, 2017 7:00 AM Messi best player in football history – Luis Enrique

Barcelona manager, Luis Enrique has described star forward, Lionel Messi as the best player in the history of football. Ivan Rakitic then edged Barca ahead before Sergio Ramos was dismissed for a two-footed challenge on Messi. Ten-man Madrid got themselves back on level terms through substitute James Rodriguez, though, setting the stage for another historic 13

April 24, 2017 6:28 AM N’Golo Kante wins PFA player award, Dele Alli PFA young player

Chelsea versatile midfielder, N’Golo Kante has won the Professional Footballers Association, PFA, Player, of the Year award. The Frenchman was voted as the best player in England for the 2016/2017 season by his fellow professionals. The former Leicester City midfielder beat Chelsea mate Eden Hazard and Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic to second 9

April 24, 2017 12:20 AM Real Madrid vs Barcelona: ‘Best ever’ Messi turns tables on Madrid

Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Barcelona coach Luis Enrique revelled in turning the tables on bitter rivals Real Madrid as Lionel Messi struck deep into stoppage time to edge a thrilling El Clasico 3-2 on Sunday. Messi’s second goal of the night was his 500th for Barcelona and took the Catalans to the top of La Liga. “He is the best player for me in history 15