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

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 in any of four successive defeats in all competitions. Antonio Valencia smashed a shot…

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Golovkin v Alvarez ends in controversial draw

Golovkin v Alvarez ends in controversial 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, 35, retains his WBA, WBC and IBF titles and remains unbeaten in 38 fights. His…

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England crumble as Windies win one-off T20 – highlights & report

England crumble as Windies win one-off T20 – highlights & report

Media playback is not supported on this device Twenty20 international, Chester-le-Street: West Indies 176 (20 overs): Lewis 51; Rashid 3-25 England 155 (19.3 overs): Hales 43; Brathwaite 3-20 West Indies won by 21 runs Scorecard England’s batting crumbled as they were bowled out for 155 to lose to West Indies by 21 runs in their Twenty20 international at Chester-le-Street. Chasing 177, England looked well set at 64-1 and 118-4 but lost wickets at key times…

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Singapore Grand Prix: Max Verstappen quickest in third practice

Singapore Grand Prix: Max Verstappen quickest in third practice

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen headed title contenders Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton in a tight final practice session at the Singapore Grand Prix. The Dutchman was 0.072 seconds quicker than Vettel, who was 0.07secs up on Hamilton, setting up a potentially close three-way fight in qualifying. Verstappen’s team-mate Daniel Ricciardo may have been near to the top had he not hit a wall on his final run. McLaren impressed, with Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne…

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Defoe earns Bournemouth comeback win over Brighton

Defoe earns Bournemouth comeback win over Brighton

Jermain Defoe scored a well-taken winner as Bournemouth came from behind to claim their first Premier League win of the season against Brighton. Defoe turned in the box and drilled home a clinical finish – his first goal since joining the Cherries in the summer – after being put through by substitute Jordon Ibe. Winger Ibe has struggled since arriving at Bournemouth from Liverpool for £15m in 2016, but he also made the first goal…

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Cologne and Arsenal charged by Uefa after crowd control problems

Cologne and Arsenal charged by Uefa after crowd control problems

Cologne and Arsenal have both been charged by Uefa following incidents during Thursday’s Europa League match. The German club face four charges, including crowd disturbances and setting off fireworks while the Gunners face a charge over blocked stairways. The game was delayed by more than an hour as thousands of away fans arrived at Emirates Stadium without tickets. About 20,000 Cologne fans turned up in London despite the German club being given a ticket allocation…

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Crowd trouble delays kick-off in Arsenal win

Crowd trouble delays kick-off in Arsenal win

Arsenal’s Europa League campaign began in chaos with their game against Cologne delayed by an hour “in the interests of crowd safety”. Thousands of ticketless away supporters turned up outside the ground and there were some scuffles between fans and stewards inside after the gates opened. Police said five people had been arrested on suspicion of public order offences. There were no reports of trouble during the game, which Arsenal won 3-1. The German side…

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FA sends video to Fifa over Alli's middle-finger gesture

FA sends video to Fifa over Alli's middle-finger gesture

Media playback is not supported on this device The Football Association has sent a video to Fifa in a bid to prove that Dele Alli’s middle-finger gesture was aimed at England team-mate Kyle Walker and not an official or opponent. Television pictures showed the gesture during England’s 2-1 World Cup qualifying win over Slovakia last week. World football’s governing body opened proceedings against Alli, who said it was a “joke with good friend” Walker. An…

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