Nice president Jean-Pierre Riviere has defended the signing of Mario Balotelli but admitted the Italian is going through a difficult period with the Ligue 1 title challengers. Balotelli joined Nice on a free transfer from Liverpool last August and made
You could have called it the crowning glory of a fine debut campaign at Manchester United, except there is still more to come. Zlatan Ibrahimovic so fittingly scored the late winner against Southampton to claim a trophy in the League Cup as well as his 26th goal in 38 games for United this season, and all by February. It is a hugely impressive haul, continuing the strike rate he had in a less demanding league with Paris Saint-Germain.
South London vandals have defaced Crystal Palace's team bus after believing it belonged to their Premier League relegation rivals, Middlesbrough. The coach, which was parked at a hotel nearby Crystal Palace's Selhurst Park stadium, was spray-painted with the words 'Crystal Palace FC' in the early hours of Saturday morning. The vandals sprayed the club's name in red, white and blue paint across the sides and rear of the coach.