Manchester United’s solid defence and attacking options make Ashley Young believe Champions League glory is realistic this season.
For the first time since 2013-14, the three-time European champions are back in the knockout phase of the continent’s top competition. Read more
Liverpool striker Danny Ings saw one of his lifelong dreams fulfilled when the Reds defeated Porto 5-0 at the Estadio do Dragao.
The former Burnley man came on as a late substitute in the tie to replace Roberto Firmino.
In doing so Ings made his bow in European football’s premier competition, ticking off an ambition he has harboured since childhood.
Steve Davies’ brilliant injury-time finish secured Rochdale an FA Cup replay at Wembley after a pulsating 2-2 draw with Tottenham at Spotland. Read more
England goalkeeper Jack Butland has denied he has asked to leave Premier League strugglers Stoke.
The 24-year-old took to Twitter to quash rumours he had asked for a transfer, vowing to fight to secure the club’s top-flight future. Read more
Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette is out for up to six weeks after undergoing minor knee surgery.
Lacazette, who came on for Arsenal as a 65th-minute substitute during their 1-0 defeat to Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday, is expected to return in March after a successful operation on his left knee. Read more
Roberto Firmino says Liverpool’s attacking players have thrived since Philippe Coutinho’s exit and they are ready to make Porto suffer in their Champions League tie.
Firmino has scored 20 goals in 36 appearances for the Reds this season, including four in his last six games, with Mohamed Salah also in free-scoring form since Coutinho’s January move to Barcelona. Read more
Former West Brom chairman John Williams admits he was surprised when Chinese owner Guochuan Lai sacked him.
Williams and chief executive Martin Goodman were dismissed on Tuesday in a phone call from Mark Jenkins, who helped oversee Lai’s takeover in 2016 and has returned as the new chief executive. Read more
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba would be “one of the star performers” at Manchester City under Pep Guardiola, according to Jamie Redknapp.
Pogba has come in for criticism after failing to complete 90 minutes for the third straight Premier League game in the 1-0 defeat by Newcastle at St. James’ Park last weekend. Read more
Pep Guardiola hailed an “amazing result” after Manchester City beat Basel 4-0 in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday.
City raced into a three-goal lead inside 24 minutes thanks to strikes from Ilkay Gundogan, Bernardo Silva and Sergio Aguero. Read more
Mauricio Pochettino says the chance for Tottenham to reach the Champions League quarter-finals is there for the taking after a “fantastic” draw in their last-16 first leg at Juventus on Tuesday. Read more