Tom Lainchbury

North East based freelance writer, long-suffering fan of Leeds United.
Digital Content Editor at University of Sunderland.

Sergio Aguero, Paulo Dybala, Messi… Names of the Champions League, matchdays 7 & 8

The Champions League returned with the first round of the knock-out stages last week, and whilst nobody has been eliminated just yet with the second legs still to play, some teams’ chances of progressing are better than others following a fascinating round of action. Here are the star Names of the Champions League after the first legs of the first knockout round… There was a degree of inevitability about Barcelona’s 2-0 victory over Arsenal at the Emirates this week. Even the most optimistic o

Shrewsbury Town 0-3 Manchester United: 10 Tweet match summary as Red Devils cruise to quarter finals

Manchester United avoided a second successive cup upset in a week by running out comfortable 3-0 winners in their FA Cup 5th round tie against Shrewsbury Town. Goals from Chris Smalling, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard were enough to seal victory in a convincing display in which the Red Devils dominated possession over the League One side, easing pressure on under-fire manager Louis van Gaal.

Dele Alli, Xherdan Shaqiri, Martial, Ighalo... Names of the Premier League, weeks 18, 19 & 20

While most of us were tucking into our leftover turkey and nursing hangovers into the new year, the Premier League served up some cracking action over the festive period. The twists and turns we have become so familiar with over the past year were present as always, and so were a number of outstanding performances. Here are the Names of the Premier League we’re talking about after the Christmas and New Year period…
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