Manchester City bounced back as they returned to winning ways with an emphatic 4-1 win at Bournemouth on Saturday. Goals from Julian Alvarez, Erling Haaland, Phil Foden and a Chris Mepham own goal took Pep Guardiola's men back to within two points of Premier League leaders Arsenal, after the Gunners had beaten Leicester City earlier in the day. 27 – Erling Haaland's 27 Premier League goals this season is the most by a Manchester City player in a single top-flight campaign since Francis Lee's 33 in 1971-72. – This was City's 200th PL away win, becoming the fifth side to record as many after Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool. – Four of Alvarez’s five Premier League goals for City this season have come against promoted sides.
Kylian Mbappe became Paris Saint-Germain's joint-record scorer and Lionel Messi hit the 700th goal of his senior club career as the Ligue 1 leaders thrashed rivals Marseille 3-0 on Sunday. Mbappe and Messi exchanged assists as the visitors stormed into a 2-0 half-time lead, with the Argentine's tap-in taking him to 700 goals in senior football for Barcelona and PSG. The duo saved the best for after the break, however, with Mbappe volleying Messi's dinked pass home to join Edinson Cavani on 200 PSG goals on a memorable night for Christophe Galtier's men. 200 – Kylian Mbappé has scored 200 goals for Paris in all competitions, matching Edinson Cavani's record. Mbappe nodded Vitinha's cross narrowly wide of the left-hand post six minutes after the restart, but the France star had his landmark goal four minutes later.25 days ago Keepup
“That is Ronaldo-esque of the Cristiano variety,” Network 10 co-commentator Andy Harper beamed during Sunday’s 1-1 draw between Melbourne Victory and Adelaide. Victory thought they had sealed back-to-back wins in the Pride Cup thanks to Bruno Fornaroli’s 81st-minute penalty. So I chose to use the new technique I’ve been learning and it worked.”It is a technique he has seemingly already mastered. Irankunda is yet to start in 2022-23, but he has come off the bench to score twice for the Reds. A late strike from teenage sensation Nestory Irankunda in the 87th minute rescued a point for the visitors.25 days ago Keepup
Victor Osimhen believes Napoli's success is the result of great leadership as Luciano Spalletti's team moved a step nearer to their first Serie A title for 33 years. The Nigerian striker scored for an eighth consecutive league game, taking his goal tally in Serie A to 10 since the turn of the year, with Napoli winning 2-0 at Empoli on Saturday. This time Napoli never looked like surrendering their advantage after getting ahead, with Ardian Ismajli's own goal followed by Osimhen tucking away a close-range chance. Spalletti made a tactical reshuffle, and it was Napoli who looked the likelier scorers of a third goal, even with their numerical disadvantage. "Today we had last year's defeat in mind and we were very concentrated to be able to redeem ourselves and get the win," Osimhen said.26 days ago Keepup
Western United’s James Troisi insists his side can still play A-League Men finals after snatching an upset win on the road at Newcastle. “We want to make play-offs,” Troisi told Paramount. “You see when we do the right things and create chances we can score goals and we’re a good side. Mikeltadze got the Jets on the board, easily tucking home his penalty after a Jacob Tratt handball gifted Newcastle a lifeline. “He’s a good young talent, he works hard.26 days ago Keepup
A late Wellington equaliser and three red cards to Central Coast – including coach Nick Montgomery – have added to the recent run of Mariners hiccups, as they were held to a 1-1 A-League Men’s draw by Wellington in Gosford. The Mariners had the bulk of the chances until centre back Brian Kaltak was sent off in the 58th minute. The point put the Mariners into outright second a point ahead of Adelaide United, but the Gosford-based team have won only one of their last six games. Former Phoenix defender McGarry scored in just his third game for the Mariners since joining from Newcastle. Both sides had a number of chances in a frantic period before halftime, but the Mariners paid the price for not converting their late opportunities.27 days ago Keepup
With Nectar Triantis away on international duty, Farrell was surprisingly given the nod ahead of both Dan Hall and Cameron Windust in centre-back alongside Brian Kaltak. He’s a great left back but he’s great on the ball an the has all the attributes to be a great centre-half, much in the mould of Kye Rowles. He’s left footed, he played for me in NPL and NYL (National Youth League) a lot at left centre-back so it’s not unfamiliar to him or me,” he told Paramount +. “Right now, with (James) McGarry coming in, it just gives us good balance on that left hand side. “I thought the combination with him and McGarry worked really well on that left hand side,” Gill said.27 days ago Keepup
On that day almost two years ago, Cavallo came out as gay – the only Isuzu UTE A-League player to do so. READ: A-Leagues launch Pride Celebration ‘grounded in education, training and ambition for long-term impact’The A-Leagues has also launched a multi-weekend Pride Celebration, which kicks off this weekend, in an effort to create a safer and more inclusive space for all in Australian football. Headlining the Pride Celebration is the ‘Pride Cup’ double-header at AAMI Park between Melbourne Victory and Adelaide United on Sunday, on the back of the success of the Pride Cup in 2021. “It’s the best thing I’ve ever done. For them to come up to me and just say, ‘Josh, you helped my uncle come out’ or ‘you helped me come out to my family’ or ‘I feel like I have a place on this world because of your story’.28 days ago Keepup