Manchester United back-up impressed against Feyenoord.
Lewis Hamilton is still smarting at the decision by Mercedes to switch the mechanics working on his and team-mate Nico Rosberg’s cars at the start of this season – but, as he prepares for Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the last race of the season that will decide which of them win the world title, he said that he will not make his true feelings felt for a while.
There was a valedictory atmosphere at the Yas Marina Circuit on Thursday, as Jenson Button and Felipe Massa prepared for their last outings in Formula One. Instead of being overcome with sentiment both drivers looked forward to a brave new world in the sport, one not dominated by a single team, which has been the case with Mercedes this year.
The sports scientists who work alongside England’s players informed the coaches this week that, statistically, the squad have never been happier.
Brad Jones scored an own goal against Manchester United for Feyenoord.
Wayne Rooney scored goal No248 for Manchester United as José Mourinho’s side moved to within a point of the Europa League knockout stage and the captain to just one more strike from equalling Sir Bobby Charlton’s record for the club.
British world champion Lewis Hamilton is the last of a dying breed of Formula One drivers from less privileged backgrounds and the sport will never see his like again, says his father Anthony Hamilton.
Wayne Rooney fired back at the media over his behaviour when on England duty after breaking Manchester United’s individual scoring record in Europe by registering his 39th goal in the 4-0 win over Feyenoord. The victory at Old Trafford moves José Mourinho’s team to within a point of the Europa League knockout stage.
Manchester City will hold a board meeting in Abu Dhabi at the weekend, with Khaldoon al-Mubarak, the chairman, ready to sanction the acquisition of a central defender should Pep Guardiola wish to make a move in January.
Never mind the novelty of seeing Henrikh Mkhitaryan on Manchester United’s wing, the sights that had Old Trafford rubbing its eyes in disbelief were a third game in a row for Michael Carrick and what looked suspiciously like Wayne Rooney proving his critics wrong.
Newcastle United usually did have the edge over Leeds United when the two used to meet at the zenith of English football and so that trend continues in the Championship. Replace Alan Shearer with Dwight Gayle and the story is repeated, Newcastle leaving West Yorkshire having managed to subdue their opponents and a rare sell-out crowd.
Leeds United host Newcastle United in the Championship this afternoon.
The scorer of Liverpool's first Premier League goal, Mark Walters, picks his top memories from his time at Anfield.