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Man City 3-1 Man Utd: Hosts claim deserved derby victory & go back top

Man City 3-1 Man Utd: Hosts claim deserved derby victory & go back top

Sports
Manchester City returned to the Premier League summit with a convincing derby victory over Manchester United at Etihad Stadium.Pep Guardiola's side were seeking the result they needed to go back to the top of the table after Liverpool's lunchtime win over Fulham at Anfield - and it was rarely in doubt after David Silva bundled home an early goal to give them a narrow interval advantage.City got the second goal their superiority deserved with Sergio Aguero's rasping, rising finish past David de Gea three minutes into the second half following an exchange of passes with Riyad Mahrez. Jose Mourinho's side, without injured Paul Pogba, barely mounted a serious threat but were given hope of earning...
Cristiano Ronaldo takes selfie with pitch-invading fan moments after Juventus’ Champions League victory over Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo takes selfie with pitch-invading fan moments after Juventus’ Champions League victory over Manchester United

Sports
strike a pose The Portuguese, who spent six magical years with United (2003-09), made a return to Old Trafford for new club Juventus Cristiano Ronaldo rebuked a pitch-invading fan as he left the Old Trafford pitch – before agreeing to take a selfie with him. The Manchester United legend returned to his old home ground for a second time with another club as his Juventus side won 1-0 in their Champions League clash. Ronaldo appears to tell the fan to calm down Paolo Dybala’s 17th-minute strike was all that separated the two sides on a night where Ronaldo was denied a goal after brilliant work by David de Gea. It was a comfortable win for the Old Lady and the final whistle didn’t mark the end of the drama when one fan ran from ...
‘Jose Mourinho can turn it around at Manchester United – starting with victory over Juventus’, says treble winner Wes Brown

‘Jose Mourinho can turn it around at Manchester United – starting with victory over Juventus’, says treble winner Wes Brown

Sports
Jose Mourinho can turn it around at Manchester United after a poor start to the season, starting with Tuesday night’s Champions League clash against Juventus. That’s the verdict from treble winner Wes Brown, who joined talkSPORT on Tuesday ahead of the clash which will see Cristiano Ronaldo welcomed back to Old Trafford. Mourinho’s job was said to be under threat after overseeing United’s worst start to a Premier League campaign in 29 years, with the club currently tenth in the table after nine games. But the Red Devils appear to have responded to the pressure with a comeback victory over Newcastle and 2-2 draw with Chelsea, which they were seconds away from winning, restoring some pride in Manchester. Saturday’s draw with Chelsea wou...
How chemical weapons have helped bring Assad close to victory

How chemical weapons have helped bring Assad close to victory

World
After seven devastating years of civil war in Syria, which have left more than 350,000 people dead, President Bashar al-Assad appears close to victory against the forces trying to overthrow him. So how has Mr Assad got so close to winning this bloody, brutal war?A joint investigation by BBC Panorama and BBC Arabic shows for the first time the extent to which chemical weapons have been crucial to his war-winning strategy. Sorry, your browser cannot display this map Source: BBC Panorama and BBC Arabic research. Map built with Carto. 1. The use of chemical weapons has been widespreadThe BBC has determined there is enough evidence to be confident that at least 106 chemical attacks have taken place in Syria...
Unilever U-turn a resounding victory for shareholders

Unilever U-turn a resounding victory for shareholders

Business
It is impossible to understate the significance of Unilever's decision to drop its controversial plans to scrap its dual-listed structure and move its headquarters to the Netherlands. City investors have been regularly criticised for appearing too supine when up against a determined company board: nodding through takeovers that often turn out to destroy shareholder value; protesting against executive pay policies with votes that are not binding and ignored by boards; and, worse still, not even voting their shares on occasion.In this instance, they have bared their teeth, and how: the third biggest company in the FTSE-100 has received the bloodiest of noses. It is one of the biggest and most resounding victories for shareholder democracy that the City has seen in many, many ...