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Cristiano Ronaldo free-kick fires Real Madrid to Club World Cup glory

Posted Sunday, December 17, 2017 by theguardian.com

Cristiano Ronaldo and his team-mates lift the Club World Cup. Cristiano Ronaldo’s superb free-kick gave Real Madrid a 1-0 win over Gremio as the Spanish champions retained their Fifa Club World Cup title in Abu Dhabi. Ronaldo, who won the Ballon d’Or and player of the year awards this year, broke the deadlock after 53 minutes when he clipped the ball over the wall and into the bot...Full Story »


Posted Sunday, December 17, 2017 by Goal.com

Manchester City overcame the absence of David Silva to ease to victory over Tottenham at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. Raheem Sterling scored twice as Manchester City extended their record run of victories in the Premier League to 16 games with an emphatic 4-1 triumph over Tottenham. Despite the talismanic David Silva, who had scored four goals in his past three outings, missing a league...Full Story »

Manchester City 4 - 1 Tottenham Hotspur: Unstoppable City put sorry Spurs to the sword

Posted Sunday, December 17, 2017 by PA

Leaders Manchester City powered to their 16th successive win in the Premier League with a 4-1 thrashing of Tottenham at the Etihad Stadium. Two goals from the prolific Raheem Sterling added to earlier efforts from Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin De Bruyne as the hosts swept aside the Londoners on a misty night. Christian Eriksen did score a Spurs consolation, but City could easily have scored sever...Full Story »

Stade Rennais FC 1 - 4 Paris Saint Germain: Neymar double helps PSG restore advantage at Ligue 1 summit

Posted Sunday, December 17, 2017 by PA

Neymar scored twice as 10-man Paris St Germain asserted their dominance over reigning Ligue 1 champions Monaco with a 4-2 victory at Rennes. The Brazilian striker, who became the most expensive player ever when he swapped Barcelona for PSG in a 222 million euro deal this August, opened and closed the scoring at Roazhon Park. His first goal, poked home from a Kylian Mbappe pass early on, brou...Full Story »

Pressure ramped up on Stoke boss Mark Hughes after West Ham loss

Posted Sunday, December 17, 2017 by PA

Stoke slumped to a fifth defeat in six to heap further pressure on Mark Hughes as West Ham's Marko Arnautovic came back to haunt his old club in a 3-0 win. Chants of "Hughes Out" and "sacked in the morning" were heard from home supporters at the bet365 Stadium, where kick-off had been delayed by an hour due to a power cut. Once proceedings got under way, David Moyes' West Ham were sent on thei...Full Story »

Arsenal 1 - 0 Newcastle: Mesut Ozil fires Arsenal to victory over Newcastle

Posted Sunday, December 17, 2017 by PA

Arsenal returned to winning ways but had Mesut Ozil to thank for scoring a wonderful winner as they toiled against out-of-form Newcastle. Having taken just two points from their last three games, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger could not have wished for a better game in which to register a first Premier League win of the month. But the performance in a tight 1-0 victory over the Magpies was met w...Full Story »

Craig Moore and Lawrence Shankland continue fine form in Ayr's win at East Fife

Posted Sunday, December 17, 2017 by PA

Craig Moore and Lawrence Shankland were again on the scoresheet as in-form Ayr United powered on at the top of Ladbrokes League One with a 4-1 win at East Fife.The home side held a surprise half-time lead thanks to Chris Duggan's strike but Ayr hit back after the break to record an 11th win during a 13-match unbeaten run in all competitions.Michael Rose struck twice to put Ayr in front before M...Full Story »

St Mirren go top of table after Cammy Smith winner sinks Dunfermline

Posted Sunday, December 17, 2017 by PA

Cammy Smith scored the only goal as St Mirren went top of the Ladbrokes Championship table with a 1-0 home win over DunfermlineThe visitors went close to opening the scoring after six minutes, but Ryan Williamson's shot was forced behind for a corner. Referee Craig Charleston then booked visiting keeper Sean Murdoch three minutes later for bringing down Gavin Reilly when he was through on goal....Full Story »

Luke O'Nien strike enough for Wycombe

Posted Sunday, December 17, 2017 by PA

Luke O'Nien's superb finish proved the difference as Wycombe extended their unbeaten run to five games in all competitions with a narrow 1-0 victory over Chesterfield.The Spireites had not lost a League Two match since October 21 - a run of six games - but O'Nien cut inside after 54 minutes and rifled a shot into the far corner to lift Wanderers to fourth in the table.Craig Mackail-Smith had lo...Full Story »

Mansfield frustrated by struggling Yeovil

Posted Sunday, December 17, 2017 by PA

Mansfield's hopes of getting back into the Sky Bet League Two play-off places were frustrated by a gutsy display from struggling visitors Yeovil as they were held to a goalless draw.It was only the Glovers' second point in six league games and the visitors had the better chances in a largely dull first half.After weathering early pressure Yeovil almost went ahead in the 16th minute when Sam Sur...Full Story »

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