Ralph Hasenhuttl gives backing to Will Smallbone after penalty miss in Carabao Cup loss to Chelsea

Ralph Hasenhuttl told Southampton midfielder Will Smallbone to keep his “head up” after his penalty miss proved crucial in the Carabao Cup defeat by Chelsea. The academy graduate was introduced in the 77th minute at Stamford... Read more »

Trying to make sense of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United

There was something truly startling about the post-match graphic detailing Manchester United’s worst home losses following Sunday’s 5-0 humiliation by Liverpool at Old Trafford. Among the half-dozen or so blowouts listed, two... Read more »

Chelsea vs Southampton LIVE: Carabao Cup updates

Tuchel previews Chelsea’s Cup game against Southampton Follow all the action as Chelsea host Southampton in the Carabao Cup round of 16 at Stamford Bridge this evening. The Blues have been in... Read more »

Johnny Sexton looking to lay strong foundations for Ireland’s 2023 World Cup campaign

Ireland captain Johnny Sexton wants his side to produce a consistent level of performance as well as results (Jane Barlow/PA) (PA Archive) Ireland captain Johnny Sexton feels the squad must use the... Read more »

Manchester United, Antonio Conte make initial contact

Manchester United directors have reached out and made initial contact with Antonio Conte, according to a report from Sky Sport Italia, as executives running the Premier League club ponder the future of... Read more »

Tomas Francis insists Wales have ‘belief’ to beat New Zealand

Tomas Francis has dismissed any talk of Wales facing a psychological barrier when they tackle New Zealand in Cardiff on Saturday. The All Blacks will start as overwhelming favourites, having beaten Wales... Read more »

Liam Williams unlikely to feature for Wales against New Zealand

Liam Williams looks set to be the latest in a long line of star players to be sidelined for Wales’ clash against New Zealand on Saturday. The 71-cap British and Irish Lion... Read more »

Chelsea transfer news: Antonio Rudiger ‘attracting interest from Man City and Tottenham’

What the papers say Some of the biggest clubs in world football are reportedly lining up for a shot at luring Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger away from Stamford Bridge Citing a report... Read more »

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes United’s Atalanta comeback was start of something big

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer heads into an Old Trafford showdown with Liverpool hoping Manchester United’s stunning Champions League comeback against Atalanta was the start of “something big”. United overturned a 2-0 half-time deficit... Read more »

Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Player ratings from El Clasico as David Alaba stars at both ends

Real Madrid condemned Barcelona to their fourth consecutive El Clasico defeat as Carlo Ancelotti’s side secured a 2-1 win at the Camp Nou. Sergino Dest missed a golden opportunity to give the... Read more »