Monk happy to stop the rot

Romsey Advertiser: Garry Monk was happy Swansea were able to claim an overdue win

10:11pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Swansea boss Garry Monk praised his players for standing up to the pressure after claiming a first win in six Barclays Premier League games.

Koeman hails team's character

Romsey Advertiser: Southampton manager Ronald Koeman, left, believes his side deserved their win

10:11pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman was more satisfied by his side's performance against Stoke than their annihilation of Sunderland last week.

Rodgers: Mario is doing his best

Romsey Advertiser: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was pleased with the performance of Mario Balotelli against Hull

10:11pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers vowed to stick with Mario Balotelli after another goalless but encouraging display against Hull.

North points the way for Saints

Romsey Advertiser: Northampton wing George North scores the opening try of the game

7:50pm Saturday 25th October 2014

George North's quartet of tries reinvigorated Northampton's European campaign, but the 34-6 victory over the Ospreys came at a cost with England centre Luther Burrell departing early through injury.

Redfearn replaces Milanic at Leeds

Romsey Advertiser: Darko Milanic has left Leeds after six games at the helm

6:55pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Leeds' managerial circus returned on Saturday night as trigger-happy owner Massimo Cellino parted company with Darko Milanic after six games in charge.

Murray digs deep to fend off Ferrer

Romsey Advertiser: Andy Murray, pictured, defeated David Ferrer to reach the final of the Valencia Open

4:40pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Andy Murray gave his hopes of qualifying for the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London an almighty boost with a high-calibre win over David Ferrer to reach the final of the Valencia Open.

Bishop sorry for Poulter girl jibe

Romsey Advertiser: Ian Poulter, pictured, described Ted Bishop's comments as 'pretty shocking and disappointing'

1:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Sacked PGA of America president Ted Bishop has apologised for calling Ian Poulter a "Lil Girl" in a series of outbursts on social media.

More to come from England: McNamara

Romsey Advertiser: England coach Steve McNamara believes there is more to come from his side

12:35pm Saturday 25th October 2014

England coach Steve McNamara is confident his side can build on their hard-fought 32-26 win over Samoa in the opening match of the 2014 Four Nations Series.

Marquez claims record 13th pole

Romsey Advertiser: Marc Marquez outpaced his rivals to claim a record 13th pole of the season at the Malaysian Grand Prix

10:28am Saturday 25th October 2014

Marc Marquez claimed a record 13th MotoGP pole position of the season in the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang.

Shoulder worry for Hammers hero

Romsey Advertiser: West Ham manager Sam Allardyce is worried he may lose prolific striker Diafra Sakho to a shoulder injury.

10:11pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Sam Allardyce saw serial goalscorer Diafra Sakho shoot down Manchester City but fears the striker may be set for a spell on the sidelines.

Bony brace seals Swans win

Romsey Advertiser: Wilfried Bony bagged a brace for Swansea

7:47pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Wilfried Bony scored both goals as Swansea saw off Leicester 2-0 at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday evening.

Mane strike sends Saints second

Romsey Advertiser: Southampton's Sadio Mane, right, scored the only goal of the game

5:27pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Southampton's incredible start to the season continued against Stoke as Sadio Mane's strike propelled them back to second in the Barclays Premier League.

Hull hold on for Anfield draw

Romsey Advertiser: Mario Balotelli went close for Liverpool but failed to add to his solitary goal for the club

5:27pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Mario Balotelli and Liverpool fired blanks as Hull held on for a goalless Barclays Premier League draw at Anfield.

Hammer blow for champions

Romsey Advertiser: Morgan Amalfitano scores West Ham's first goal of the game

3:05pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Diafra Sakho's sixth goal in as many Barclays Premier League starts gave West Ham a 2-1 victory over champions Manchester City at Upton Park.

Sanchez brace sinks Black Cats

Romsey Advertiser: Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez netted both goals

5:27pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Alexis Sanchez made the most of howlers from Wes Brown and Vito Mannone as Arsenal claimed a 2-0 victory at Sunderland.

Berahino rescues point for Baggies

Romsey Advertiser: Saido Berahino scored his eighth goal of the season in West Brom's 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace

5:27pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Saido Berahino's injury-time penalty rescued a point for West Brom as they fought back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Crystal Palace.

Shaw: Fans not seen my best yet

Romsey Advertiser: Manchester United's Luke Shaw will feature when his side tackle Chelsea

6:11pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Luke Shaw will put aside any feelings he has for Chelsea on Sunday and concentrate instead on proving why Manchester United paid £28million for his services.

Gascoigne 'sectioned after binge'

Romsey Advertiser: Tottenham 'continue to offer our support' to Paul Gascoigne

11:16am Saturday 25th October 2014

Tottenham say they are supporting Paul Gascoigne after it was reported he had been placed on an emergency three-day detox.

Taarabt made me crack: Redknapp

Romsey Advertiser: QPR manager Harry Redknapp, pictured, has been involved in a war of words with Adel Taarabt

11:05am Saturday 25th October 2014

Harry Redknapp has likened Adel Taarabt to a misbehaving child and admitted he felt like sending the Morocco playmaker to his bedroom - but insisted he still believes in him.

Foley satisfied with win

Romsey Advertiser: Munster coach Anthony Foley was satisfied with the 14-3 victory over Saracens on Friday night

6:10am Saturday 25th October 2014

Munster head coach Anthony Foley described his side's 14-3 win over Saracens at Thomond Park as 'satisfying' but admits the Pool 1 leaders have a lot of work to do to reach the quarter-finals of the inaugural European Champions Cup.

England edge to victory in opener

Romsey Advertiser: Sam Tomkins, pictured, and brother Joel were among England's best performers during their narrow victory over Samoa

9:24am Saturday 25th October 2014

England survived a major scare to get their Four Nations Series campaign off to a successful start with a 32-26 triumph over Samoa in a thrilling clash in Brisbane.

Kilcoyne try sinks Saracens

Romsey Advertiser: Munster's Dave Kilcoyne, left, came off the bench to score a decisive try against Saracens

10:01pm Friday 24th October 2014

Munster ended a tight European Champions Cup encounter on their terms as Saracens succumbed to the red tide at Thomond Park.

Van Gaal unfazed by criticism

Romsey Advertiser: Louis Van Gaal has struggled to get his Manchester United side firing on all cylinders

6:05pm Friday 24th October 2014

Louis van Gaal will put up his "iron shield" and do battle with those who criticise his methods at Manchester United.

Ferdinand set to call it a day

Romsey Advertiser: Rio Ferdinand plans to retire at the end of the 2014-15 season

12:55pm Friday 24th October 2014

Former England captain and QPR defender Rio Ferdinand plans to retire from football at the end of the season.

Van Gaal hints Valdes could stay

Romsey Advertiser: Victor Valdes will train with Manchester United

5:03pm Friday 24th October 2014

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has refused to rule out the possibility of signing goalkeeper Victor Valdes.

May signs new Gloucester deal

Romsey Advertiser: Gloucester and England wing Jonny May has signed a new deal with the Aviva Premiership club

5:25pm Friday 24th October 2014

England wing Jonny May has signed a new contract with Aviva Premiership club Gloucester.

Suarez to debut in El Clasico

Romsey Advertiser: Luis Suarez will make his Barcelona debut in Saturday's El Clasico

12:40pm Friday 24th October 2014

Head coach Luis Enrique has confirmed that Luis Suarez will make his Barcelona debut during El Clasico at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.

Coric upsets Nadal to make semis

Romsey Advertiser: Rafael Nadal, pictured, was stunned by Borna Coric in Basle

8:25pm Friday 24th October 2014

Teen sensation Borna Coric saw off childhood hero Rafael Nadal to set up a Basle semi-final showdown with David Goffin.

Williams through to last four

Romsey Advertiser: Serena Williams, pictured, progressed to the last four of the WTA finals in Singapore without hitting a ball on Friday

5:04pm Friday 24th October 2014

Serena Williams reached the last four at Singapore's WTA finals and tied down the year-end world number one ranking without hitting a ball on Friday.

Rodgers admits defensive issues

Romsey Advertiser: Dejan Lovren was a big money summer signing for Liverpool

4:45pm Friday 24th October 2014

Under-fire striker Mario Balotelli's spell in the headlines has helped deflect attention from Liverpool's real problem but manager Brendan Rodgers knows that is something which cannot be ignored.

Nadal to miss O2 after shock loss

Romsey Advertiser: Rafael Nadal's injury problems have ended his season

8:42pm Friday 24th October 2014

Rafael Nadal is to miss the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena to undergo appendix surgery.

Launchbury commits future to Wasps

Romsey Advertiser: Joe Launchbury's decision represents a major coup for Wasps ahead of their move to Coventry's Ricoh Arena

9:10am Friday 24th October 2014

England lock Joe Launchbury committed to his future to Wasps after deciding he had "unfinished business" at the Coventry-bound club.

Poulter: Bishop comments 'shocking'

Romsey Advertiser: Ian Poulter, pictured, has hit back at the PGA of America president Ted Bishop

9:44am Friday 24th October 2014

Ian Poulter has hit back at the president of the PGA of America for calling him a "Lil Girl", labelling the comments "pretty shocking and disappointing".

Allardyce: Song can be our Yaya

Romsey Advertiser: Alex Song, pictured, can be a key player for West Ham, according to Sam Allardyce

4:48pm Friday 24th October 2014

Sam Allardyce believes on-loan midfielder Alex Song will be a "Yaya Toure-type signing" for West Ham this season.

Serbia punished over drone incident

Romsey Advertiser: Violence erupted at the Partizan Stadium earlier this month

10:10am Friday 24th October 2014

Serbia have been awarded a 3-0 victory over Albania following their postponed Euro 2016 qualifier but they have also been deducted three points and ordered to play their next two games behind closed doors for their part in the furore.

Suarez: Biting is an impulse

Romsey Advertiser: Uruguay and Barcelona striker Luis Suarez was banned from competitive football for four months

8:47pm Friday 24th October 2014

Luis Suarez says he is getting help in order to control his "impulse" to bite.

Mourinho ready to risk Costa

Romsey Advertiser: Diego Costa could be lining up for Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday

1:53pm Friday 24th October 2014

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is prepared to risk Diego Costa's fitness at Manchester United on Sunday, providing the striker can train in full on Saturday.

Bruce: Balotelli treatment unfair

Romsey Advertiser: Mario Balotelli has endured a slow start to his Reds career, scoring just once in 10 appearances

10:51am Friday 24th October 2014

Hull manager Steve Bruce believes Mario Balotelli may not have been too far wrong with his famous 'why always me?' statement, claiming the striker has been treated as a "whipping boy" by his critics.

Martinez hails 'incredible' fans

Romsey Advertiser: Everton manager Roberto Martinez praised the club's fans after the Toffees drew 0-0 against Lille

6:56am Friday 24th October 2014

Everton boss Roberto Martinez expressed his "immense pride" for the club's "incredible" fans after a turbulent 24 hours building up to Thursday evening's 0-0 Europa League draw at Lille.

Murray battles through in Valencia

Romsey Advertiser: Andy Murray battled his way into the semi-finals of the Valencia Open

3:31pm Friday 24th October 2014

Andy Murray survived a test of his credentials to see off South Africa's Kevin Anderson in three sets and secure a place in the semi-finals of the Valencia Open.

Kane eyes England call-up

Romsey Advertiser: Harry Kane is hoping his fine form for Tottenham will soon lead to England recognition

6:56am Friday 24th October 2014

Harry Kane is eyeing an England call-up after continuing his impressive rise with a hat-trick for boyhood club Tottenham.

Amla inspires Proteas win

Romsey Advertiser: Hashim Amla's century led South Africa to victory

7:54am Friday 24th October 2014

Hashim Amla's century set up a 72-run victory for South Africa over New Zealand to give the tourists an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

Newcastle take control

Romsey Advertiser: Dean Richards presided over Newcastle's second-straight European Challenge Cup victory at Newport Gwent Dragons

10:11pm Friday 24th October 2014

Newcastle Falcons took early control of Pool Three with a creditable 30-26 victory at Newport Gwent Dragons.

Delph out until 2015

Romsey Advertiser: Fabian Delph's impressive 2014 is set to end with him on the sidelines

10:43pm Friday 24th October 2014

Fabian Delph's operation on his dislocated shoulder has been a success - but he is not expected to play for Aston Villa again this year.

Pellegrini confident of Hart deal

Romsey Advertiser: Joe Hart has impressed for Manchester City this season

10:44pm Friday 24th October 2014

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is confident England goalkeeper Joe Hart will sign a new contract at the Etihad Stadium.

Deila hails scorer Scepovic

Romsey Advertiser: Stefan Scepovic, left, broke his Celtic scoring duck against Astra Giurgiu

6:56am Friday 24th October 2014

Ronny Deila insists he never lost faith in Stefan Scepovic even though the Celtic striker missed two great chances before scoring his first goal for the Hoops in their 2-1 Europa League win over Romanian outfit Astra Giurgiu at Parkhead.

Ecclestone allows Caterham break

Romsey Advertiser: The gates at the Caterham factory in Leafield remain closed for a second day

11:47am Friday 24th October 2014

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has given special dispensation to Caterham to miss the next two grands prix whilst a buyer is sought for the cash-strapped marque.

Top clubs lobby for May date

Romsey Advertiser: Top European clubs are reportedly ready to recommend a May World Cup in 2022

3:14pm Friday 24th October 2014

A powerful group of top European football clubs is set to lobby for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to take place between April and May.

Lacklustre Hoops limp to victory

Romsey Advertiser: Stefan Scepovic had an up-and-down night

10:17pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Stefan Scepovic scored his first goal for Celtic as the Hoops made hard work of beating Astra Giurgiu 2-1 in their Europa League clash at Parkhead

Lamela steals show in Spurs win

Romsey Advertiser: Harry Kane celebrates the goal that completed his hat-trick

10:17pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Erik Lamela scored one of the finest goals ever seen at White Hart Lane on a night in which Tottenham's hat-trick hero Harry Kane ended the thrashing of Asteras Tripolis in goal.

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