Man City put five past 10-man Liverpool

Man City put five past 10-man Liverpool

Manchester City thrashed 10-man Liverpool as they sent out an ominous message of intent to their Premier League title rivals. Liverpool were already trailing to Sergio Aguero’s cool finish when Sadio Mane was sent off eight minutes before half-time for a high challenge on Ederson that left City’s keeper requiring lengthy treatment for facial injuries before he was replaced by Claudio Bravo. City took ruthless advantage of their numerical advantage, adding a second before the…

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Free-flowing Liverpool put four past lacklustre Arsenal

Free-flowing Liverpool put four past lacklustre Arsenal

Liverpool produced a dazzling attacking display to destroy Arsenal as Arsene Wenger’s side were humiliated at Anfield. Wenger surprisingly chose to leave out summer signing Alexandre Lacazette, and the £52.6m striker could only look on as every one of the Gunners’ old, familiar failings were brutally exposed by Liverpool’s pace, movement and sheer desire. Roberto Firmino headed in Joe Gomez’s cross to give Liverpool a 17th-minute lead to start an attacking blitz that ended in…

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England U21s into semis after easing past Poland

England U21s into semis after easing past Poland

England reached the semi-finals of the European Under-21 Championship for the first time since 2009 by comfortably beating 10-man Poland to finish top of Group A. Demarai Gray opened the scoring early on with a long-range effort before substitute Jacob Murphy tapped in. Poland rarely threatened and had defender Jan Bednarek sent off late on for tripping Tammy Abraham in the box. Lewis Baker converted the resultant penalty to complete the win. The victory against…

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British and Irish Lions power past Maori All Blacks

British and Irish Lions power past Maori All Blacks

Maori All Blacks v British and Irish Lions Maori All Blacks (10) 10 Tries: Messam Cons: McKenzie Pens: McKenzie British and Irish Lions (15) 32 Tries: Penalty try, Itoje Cons: Halfpenny Pens: Halfpenny 6 The British and Irish Lions gained a confidence-boosting win as their power told against the Maori All Blacks in wet conditions at Rotorua International Stadium. Leigh Halfpenny kicked them into a half-time lead with Liam Messam scoring for the hosts. The…

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Which celebrities earned the most over the past year?

Which celebrities earned the most over the past year?

It’s that time of year again – Forbes has released its list of the top 100 highest-paid entertainers and Sean “Diddy” Combs is top of the tree. His earnings of $ 130m (£102m) pushed him up from last year’s 22nd spot. His success is down to his recent US tour, a marketing deal with a vodka company and selling one third of his Sean John clothing line. Beyonce and JK Rowling took second and third…

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What have the Roseanne cast been up to for the past 20 years?

What have the Roseanne cast been up to for the past 20 years?

They were one of America’s favourite families in the late 1980s and ’90s – with their affectionate bickering, everyday crises, growing pains and belly laughs beamed into more than 20 million homes in the US. Now the Conners are coming back, more than 20 years after the last episode of Roseanne was aired. All the original cast are returning – after getting up to some successful and surprising stuff in the intervening two decades. Roseanne…

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Man City sweep past West Brom to close in on Champions League spot

Man City sweep past West Brom to close in on Champions League spot

Manchester City clinched an emphatic win over West Brom to move back up to third place in the Premier League with one game remaining. A point in their final game at Watford on Sunday will now be enough to guarantee Pep Guardiola’s side a place in the top four and Champions League football, while a win would see them finish third and go straight into the group stage. This was as straightforward a victory as…

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Tony Blackburn reveals his folk band past at Radio 2 Folk Awards

Tony Blackburn reveals his folk band past at Radio 2 Folk Awards

He’s best known as a soul DJ, but it turns out Tony Blackburn once formed a band with folk star Al Stewart. The broadcaster made the revelation as he presented Stewart with a lifetime achievement prize at Wednesday night’s Radio 2 Folk Awards. “He was a wonderful guitarist except that he was so loud that he drowned out my voice totally,” recalled Blackburn. Stewart went on to score hits with Year of the Cat and…

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