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Ayoze Pérez hat-trick allows Newcastle to ride out Southampton revival | Football

Newcastle United fans are unlikely to find even the richest, most indulgent Easter egg remotely as satisfying as the evening that rubber-stamped their team’s Premier League status for another season.A yellow card that should have been red, a smart second half switch to 4-4-2, two clever substitutions and four dramatic goals, three of them scored by Ayoze Pérez, this was a game that kept on giving. Indeed it was so good that for 90 minutes home fans all but forgot about the enduring impasse betwe...

Harvey Barnes scores late Leicester leveller to aggrieve West Ham | Football

You wait nearly a month and then two come along on the same day. An injury-time equaliser from substitute Harvey Barnes rescued a point for Leicester as Brendan Rodgers’s side kept alive their chances of qualifying for the Europa League on an afternoon that the Premier League’s longest streak without a draw was finally ended.There had been 34 matches since Bournemouth’s 2-2 draw Newcastle on 16 March yet while Wolves and Brighton played out a stalemate at Molineux that will have given Rodgers mo...

Newcastle United v Southampton: Premier League – live! | Football

Premier League updates from the 5.30pm BST kick-offSign up and get The Fiver, our free daily football emailEmail Barry or tweet @bglendenning your thoughts 4.34pm BST Newcastle: Dubravka, Manquillo, Schar, Lascelles, Dummett, Ritchie, Perez, Ki, Hayden, Almiron, Rondon.Subs: Shelvey, Diame, Muto, Fernandez, Yedlin, Darlow, Atsu. 4.33pm BST Mohamed Diame is back in contention for a first team place after coming on as a late substitute in Newcastle’s win over Leicester. The midfielder will trigge...

Boutique beat: 20 of the best UK music festivals for 2019 | Travel

Our pick of this summer’s smaller festivals features cool sites in the countryside, as well as art, crafts, yoga – and great soundsReturning to Gilcombe Farm (a couple of miles from Bruton village’s train station), for a fifth year, Shindig still aspires to be a party with friends rather than a full-scale festival. There’s an onsite pub, local stalls and several smaller performance areas rather than one main stage. The lineup so far includes Estelle, Huey Morgan, Benjamin Zephaniah, DJs Kenny Do...

Ten-man Wigan stun Leeds to blow Championship promotion race open | Football

This was the day when Leeds were supposed to hit the accelerator and watch the dual carriageway towards the Premier League open up in front of them but, instead, 10-man Wigan delighted in forcing them onto the hard shoulder.Paul Cook’s side may have arrived with the worst away record in the entire Football League but they left Marcelo Bielsa’s players as frustrated as the overheated drivers stuck in Easter traffic on the clogged motorways surrounding their home city. Continue reading...

Blades pile pressure on Leeds in race for automatic promotion

Mark Duffy and Enda Stevens ensured Sheffield United beat 10-man Nottingham Forest 2-0 to give their hopes of finishing in the Championship top two a much-needed boost. United were helped when Forest had Yohan Benalouane sent off two minutes into the second half. United went into the game on the back of just one win […]

Former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho reveals how Tottenham can beat Ajax in Champions League semi-final

Jose Mourinho has urged Tottenham to nullify Ajax’s possession-based philosophy with a physical approach during their Champions League semi-final. Ajax set up the clash with Spurs after two stunning triumphs over European giants Real Madrid and Juventus. Erik ten Hag’s young side reflect the Ajax teams of old with their own brand of ‘Total Football’, […]