Ronaldo's well-struck penalty on 67 minutes had looked set to give Zinedine Zidane's team a crucial victory in a top-of-the-table clash, the 12th league goal of the season for the Ballon d'Or winner. Guardiola's City crumbles Pep Guardiola managed Real's arch-rival Barcelona to some of its greatest triumphs, but is finding success harder to achieve in the English Premier League. His Manchester City side suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat at Everton earlier Sunday, the worst league defeat of Guardiola's coaching career. City has dropped 10 points behind leader Chelsea in the title race after the latest damaging setback, the third loss in four away games. The early season EPL leader had chances
A huge match not only in the sense of the historical Premier League rivalry, but one in terms of the shape of the league table takes place at Old Trafford at 11:00 a.m. ET live on NBCSN or live online at NBC Sports Live Extra. The Reds have the chance to move back into second in the Premier League table, five points behind Chelsea. Meanwhile, Manchester United has won nine straight across all competitions, charging back up the table themselves and with the chance today to draw level on points with rivals Manchester City after their loss earlier in the day. Liverpool comes to Old Trafford with the most high-profile teamsheet for a number of reasons. First, Joel Matip does not feature after confusion
Terminally ill soccer fan Bradley Lowery captured the sport’s heart last month when his mother, devastatingly, revealed the young child only had months to live. It prompted an outpouring of support, both in the form of Christmas Cards and donations in his name. On Sunday, he got his best gift yet. Lowery is a Sunderland fan but, after the club already made him a mascot, Everton stepped in to make him one of theirs, too. Before the game the crowd cheered his goal. And following Everton’s breathtaking 4-0 upset win over Manchester City (which included lots of pictures with fans). Everton’s star striker, Romelu Lukaku, picked him up and introduced him to every player. A truly beautiful moment.