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Result: Madagascar stun Nigeria in Africa Cup of Nations

Madagascar are ranked 108th in the FIFA rankings, with Nigeria 45. Africa Cup of Nations debutants Madagascar stunned Nigeria by beating the three-time champions 2-0 to confirm their place in the last-16 by surprisingly topping Group B. Nigeria, who had already guaranteed their spot in the knockout phase prior to the game at the Alexandria Stadium, will need to improve significantly on this performance if they are to progress. The Super Eagles fell behind in the 13th-minute, with Lalaina Nomenjanahary taking advantage of a woeful defensive error from Brighton defender Leon Balogun to slot home after rounding goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa. Despite dominating in terms of possession, Nigeria failed to record a shot on target in the first half and almost conceded a second just before the break, ...

Result: Derby County stun Leeds United to reach Championship playoff final

Derby County beat Leeds United 4-2 at Elland Road and 4-3 on aggregate to set up a Championship playoff final clash with Midlands rivals Aston Villa. Derby County have booked a place in the Championship playoff final with a remarkable 4-2 victory over Leeds United at Elland Road, recovering from a two-goal aggregate deficit to progress through 4-3 on aggregate. The Rams, trailing 1-0 from Saturday’s first leg, found themselves with a mountain to climb when Stuart Dallas found a way through 24 minutes in. County boss Frank Lampard brought on Jack Marriott towards the end of the first half, though, and that proved an inspired change as the striker kickstarted his side’s comeback following a big error at the back from Kiko Casilla and Liam Cooper. Mason Mount levelled up the tie l...

Result: Late Limbombe winner sees Nantes stun Lyon

Nantes defeated Lyon 2-1 in Ligue 1. Anthony Limbombe‘s late free-kick secured a 2-1 win for lowly Nantes against third-placed Lyon in Ligue 1. Kalifa Coulibaly fired hosts Nantes into an 11th-minute lead when he latched on to a through ball from Majeed Waris and finished past Lyon keeper Anthony Lopes. But Lyon equalised four minutes before half-time when Martin Terrier collected the ball from Moussa Dembele and fired low into the corner of the goal from the edge of the area. Terrier had a chance to fire Lyon ahead at the start of the second half but his shot was saved by Ciprian Tatarusanu. Instead, it was Nantes who snatched the points seven minutes from time when Tanguy Ndombele fouled Majeed Waris and Limbombe dispatched the free-kick into the top left corner. The win moved Nant...

Result: Watford stun Wolverhampton Wanderers with dramatic Wembley comeback

Watford beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-2 in a dramatic FA Cup semi-final thanks to a couple of goals – including one in extra time – from substitute Gerard Deulofeu. Watford have booked their place in the FA Cup final for the first time in 35 years thanks to a 3-2 comeback win against Wolverhampton Wanderers after extra time. Matt Doherty and Raul Jimenez scored in either half of normal time to put Wolves in command of the all-Premier League affair, but Gerard Deulofeu came off the bench to turn the tie on its head, scoring a world-class goal with 11 minutes to go to set up a dramatic finale. Watford’s pressure was relentless and it told as Deeney was tripped by Leander Dendoncker in the final seconds of the match at Wembley, allowing the Hornets’ skipper to brush h...

Result: Devin Booker stars as Phoenix Suns stun Golden State Warriors

There were also wins for the Sixers and Spurs. Devin Booker scored 37 points as the Phoenix Suns had an unlikely victory against the high-flying Golden State Warriors. The two teams sit at opposite ends of the Western Conference but Phoenix rallied in the fourth quarter to secure a 115-111 win. Booker scored 13 consecutive points to help the Suns to their first win over the Warriors in 19 attempts, while Klay Thompson had 28 points for Golden State. 🔥 @DevinBook heats up for 17 4th quarter PTS in the @Suns road win vs. GSW! #TimeToRise pic.twitter.com/fh8D5wSUXZ — NBA (@NBA) March 11, 2019 Joel Embiid returned to action following a knee injury and had 33 points and 12 rebounds as the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Indiana Pacers 106-89. The Sixers now sit third in the Eastern Conference after...

Result: Southampton stun Tottenham Hotspur with late comeback

Southampton net twice in the closing 14 minutes to register a 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in Saturday’s Premier League clash at St Mary’s. Southampton have come from behind to register a 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in Saturday’s Premier League clash on the South coast. Spurs dominated the opening hour and led through Harry Kane, but Yann Valery finished off a team move to get Saints back on level terms before James Ward-Prowse‘s sensational free kick secured all three points for the home side. Southampton remain two points above the relegation zone but the defeat for Spurs – a third in four top-flight fixtures – leaves Manchester United with the chance to move level on points with the North London outfit on Sunday. © Reuters Mauricio Pochet...

Result: Manchester City stun Schalke 04 with late comeback in Champions League

Manchester City net two late goals to register a dramatic 3-2 victory over Schalke 04 in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie in Germany. Manchester City have recorded a dramatic 3-2 victory over Schalke 04 in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday night. City took an early lead through Sergio Aguero, but two penalties from Nabil Bentaleb gave Schalke a half-time advantage and City were left further frustrated by the sending off of Nicolas Otamendi after the break. However, Leroy Sane came off the bench to score a stunning 30-yard free kick against his former club before Raheem Sterling completed the turnaround in the final minute of normal time to give City an advantage ahead of the return fixture next month. City dominated the opening stages of th...

Result: England stun champions Ireland in Dublin

England stunned reigning Six Nations champions Ireland 32-20 to take a giant step towards reclaiming their crown with a first win in Dublin for six years. Leading 17-13 in an epic opening-weekend title showdown that lived up to expectations, they engineered the decisive moment in the 66th minute when Henry Slade and Jonny May combined brilliantly from a scrum for Slade to touch down. It was a try made possible by the pace of May, who along with Jack Nowell on the opposite wing was magnificent throughout an afternoon of drama and high-quality rugby. Owen Farrell was on target with a penalty to put the game beyond Ireland’s reach as the Aviva Stadium was stormed for the first time in the Six Nations since 2013, securing Eddie Jones’ 29th win in 36 Tests. Joe Schmidt’s Grand Slam champions fe...

Result: Wales fight back from 16-0 down to stun France in Six Nations opener

Wales staged a remarkable second-half comeback to stun France 24-19 on a memorable opening Six Nations night in Paris. Warren Gatland‘s team trailed 16-0 at the interval, but they responded magnificently to claim a 10th successive win and equal their longest unbeaten run since 1999. Tries by scrum-half Tomos Williams and wing George North, who capitalised on opposite number Yoann Huget’s defensive howler, plus two Gareth Anscombe conversions and a Dan Biggar penalty edged Wales ahead following a 15-minute purple patch. FULL-TIME: A classic game of two halves as @WelshRugbyUnion storm back from 16-0 deficit to seal victory over @FFRugby #GuinnessSixNations #FRAvWAL pic.twitter.com/QZHZ3otM7n — Guinness Six Nations (@SixNationsRugby) February 1, 2019 And after France went back in...

Result: Newcastle United stun Manchester City to dent champions’ title hopes

Newcastle United overcome conceding after just 24 seconds to stun champions Manchester City with a 2-1 victory at St James’ Park. Newcastle United have dealt a significant blow to Manchester City‘s title hopes with a shock 2-1 win over the champions at St James’ Park this evening. The Magpies had failed to win any of their previous 22 league meetings with City before this evening, during which time they had taken only three points from a possible 66, but they overcame a nightmare start to produce a stunning result which boosts their own hopes of survival. Sergio Aguero gave City the lead after less than 30 seconds as they looked on course for an ninth straight win across all competitions, but Salomon Rondon levelled things up in the second half before Matt Ritchie fired h...

Result: AFC Wimbledon stun West Ham to reach FA Cup fifth round

AFC Wimbledon sprung the biggest shock of the FA Cup fourth round as they dumped West Ham out of the FA Cup with a thrilling 4-2 victory. Wally Downes’ side, who are rooted to the foot of League One, rekindled the Crazy Gang spirit of years gone by to stun their Premier League visitors and earn a deserved victory. The hosts led 2-0 at the break, Scott Wagstaff’s composed finish adding to Kwesi Appiah’s opener. That fifth round feeling… pic.twitter.com/5VDgrpJI6x — The Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) January 26, 2019 Wagstaff turned home the third in the opening minute of the second half before substitutes Lucas Perez and Felipe Anderson, with a fine free-kick, raised hopes of a comeback for the Hammers. But Wimbledon stood firm and 19-year-old substitute Toby Sibbick headed home in the 88...

Result: AFC Wimbledon stun West Ham to secure famous FA Cup win

AFC Wimbledon rekindled the Crazy Gang spirit of years gone by to produce a shock 4-2 FA Cup victory over West Ham. The Dons, languishing at the foot of League One and heavily beaten by Barnsley and Fleetwood in their last two matches, were hardly given a prayer of getting past the Premier League Hammers. But they did not just knock them out, they outplayed and outmuscled them for the best part of an hour, Scott Wagstaff scoring twice after Kwesi Appiah‘s opener. Substitutes Lucas Perez and Felipe Anderson raised hopes of a comeback for the Hammers, but they were extinguished when Toby Sibbick struck the fourth two minutes from time. Instead West Ham slunk back to east London on the end of surely one of the most embarrassing defeats in their history, the club who spent £100million in...

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