GABRIEL MARTINELLI HIT the only goal of the game as Premier League leaders Arsenal secured a narrow victory at Leicester. The Gunners were the better side at the King Power Stadium but left with a hard-fought 1-0 win courtesy of Martinelli’s effort early in the second half. The Ukraine international was named in a side showing just one change from the 4-2 win at Aston Villa as Martinelli returned in place of Eddie Nketiah. The second half was not a minute old when Trossard’s pass through the legs of Harry Souttar picked out Martinelli, who finished well from an acute angle. Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall arrowed just wide of Aaron Ramsdale’s right-hand post as Jamie Vardy – with 11 goals in his previous 15 appearances against Arsenal – replaced Iheanacho.
A SEAMUS COLEMAN goal ranging somewhere on a scale between bizarre and brilliant handed Everton a precious 1-0 win at home to Leeds United in the Premier League this afternoon. Gavin Bazunu kept only his second clean sheet of the season as bottom-of-the-table Southampton heaped more pressure on Graham Potter by shocking Chelsea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge. PA Graham Potter. Elsewhere, substitute Manor Solomon came back to haunt former boss Roberto De Zerbi as Fulham snatched a dramatic 1-0 Premier League win over fellow high-fliers Brighton. Eze’s goal was his fourth of the season and only shot-shy Palace’s 21st from their 23 Premier League matches.1 month ago The42
“THAT’S INTERNATIONAL football for you,” Ruesha Littlejohn deadpans. Ryan Byrne / INPHO / INPHO“At the end of the day it’s competition and if people are strengthening the team, that’s it. “We’re actually going to the World Cup,” as a few of the players were saying to one another on a coffee run this week. Aleksandar Djorovic / INPHO / INPHOAway from the Irish scene, the World Cup is always in the “back of your mind”. “You play football and you look to do what’s next and I think it’s important to be open to other opportunities.1 month ago The42
University of Limerick 0-19SETU Waterford 0-16Tomás McCarthy reports from SETU ArenaTIPPERARY ATTACKER GEAROID O’Connor shot 13 points as University of Limerick squeezed past SETU Waterford in a hard fought Fitzgibbon Cup semi-final at Carriganore. Reuben Halloran hit three points with Gavin Fives, Paul Cody and Padraig Fitzgerald also on target. Tom Maher / INPHO University of Limerick's Ian Byrne and Billy Nolan of SETU Waterford react to the final whistle. Scorers for SETU Waterford: Reuben Halloran 0-8 (7fs), Padraig Fitzgerald 0-4, Billy Nolan (f), Sean Walsh, Paul Cody, Gavin Fives 0-1 each. SETU Waterford (Waterford unless stated)Barry Hennessy (Limerick)Conor RyanSam FitzgeraldJosh FitzgeraldMark O’BrienBilly NolanSean Purcell (Kilkenny)Jack PrendergastJamie Harkin (Kilkenny)Paul Cody (Kilkenny)Gavin FivesSean Walsh (Cork)Padraig FitzgeraldReuben HalloranAlan Kirwan.1 month ago The42
BARCELONA AND MANCGESTER United shared a gripping 2-2 draw at Camp Nou on Thursday as the two European heavyweights traded blows in an intense Europa League play-off first leg. Xavi Hernandez and Erik ten Hag’s sides are two of the most in-form teams in Europe and delivered a remarkable spectacle. Having twice clashed in Champions League finals in 2009 and 2011, this Europa League duel offered an enthralling test of each team’s recent improvements. Xavi surprisingly dropped Christensen and Alejandro Balde for Alonso and Jordi Alba, starting with Ronald Araujo at right back. Raphinha lashed a spectacular effort inches wide before setting up Alonso from a corner, with the Spaniard heading Barcelona in front after 50 minutes.1 month ago The42
REAL MADRID’S hopes of retaining the La Liga title were dented Sunday as the champions lost 1-0 at Real Mallorca, to remain five points behind leaders Barcelona. Nacho’s 13th-minute looping header into his own net separated the teams in a hard-fought clash, frequently slowed by various fouls from the hosts. Amid a constant battle between winger Vinicius Junior and Mallorca’s players and supporters, the islanders held off Los Blancos to record an impressive victory. - Heated -Vinicius pulled at the Madrid badge on his shirt while looking at the home fans to agitate them further. The Real Madrid forward tried to find the bottom right corner but Rajkovic flung himself full-length to tip away his penalty.1 month ago The42
Billy Stickland / INPHO Captains at the recent Six Nations launch Billy Stickland / INPHO / INPHOWhat’s the biggest storyline in this year’s Six Nations? AdvertisementDan Sheridan / INPHO Steve Borthwick and Owen Farrell. Dan Sheridan / INPHO / INPHOWhat Irish player are you most excited to watch? Dan Sheridan / INPHO Ireland coach Andy Farrell. Dan Sheridan / INPHO / INPHOAnd the winners of the Six Nations will be?1 month ago The42
His clubmate and fellow Kerry panelist Jack Savage won’t be involved with Jack O’Connor’s squad this year as he is staying in Dubai. All of that gives the Kingdom management plenty to work through in their quest to retain the Division 1 title. Laszlo Geczo / INPHO Galway manager Pádraic Joyce. However, their progress stalled a bit on the back of defeats to Mayo, Kerry, and Donegal as they failed to reach the final. Allianz Football League Round One fixtures – Division 1Saturday, 28 JanuaryMonaghan v Armagh – Castleblayney [Throw-in, 6.30pm]Mayo v Galway – MacHale Park [Throw-in, 7.30pm]Sunday, 29 JanuaryRoscommon v Tyrone – Dr Hyde Park [Throw-in, 1.30pm]Donegal v Kerry – Ballybofey [Throw-in, 2pm]Get instant updates on the Allianz Football and Hurling Leagues on The42 app.1 month ago The42