Man City awarded penalty after shocking referee decision when Raheem Sterling trips himself… and social media goes mad

And the penalty given to Manchester City when Raheem Sterling tripped himself up has sent Twitter into over-drive – with fierce arguments and comical memes aplenty. Referee Viktor Kassai was slated for "one of the worst decisions ever in football" while City striker Sterling divided opinion for not alerting the officials to their error during City's 6-0 Champions League demolition […]

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Reds denied late penalty in scrappy stalemate with Jets

Adelaide United and Newcastle have shared the points in a tense 1-1 A-League draw at Coopers Stadium. The contest on Friday night was a largely scrappy affair which never reached any great heights until the closing moments when Adelaide's claims for a penalty were controversially dismissed. Both sides traded timid shots in a dour opening half-hour with Ronald Vargas fashioning […]

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Late Stanislas penalty gives Bournemouth EPL win over Palace

An 87th minute penalty from substitute Junior Stanislas gave Bournemouth a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace at the Vitality Stadium on Monday as the Cherries moved up to seventh in the Premier League standings. The win, Bournemouth's fourth in seven games, leaves Eddie Howe's team just two points behind Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal. Celebrate: Bournemouth’s Junior Stanislas scoring his side’s […]

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Pope Francis shifts Catholic Church teaching on the death penalty

Vatican City: Pope Francis has changed church teaching about the death penalty, saying in a new policy published Thursday that it is always "inadmissible" because it "attacks" the inherent dignity of all humans. The Vatican said Francis had approved a change to the Catechism of the Catholic Church – the compilation of official Catholic Church teaching. Previously, the catechism said […]

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Tuggeranong teenager makes hero penalty save at death against old club

In just his fifth game at his new club, Tuggeranong United teenager Jakeb Wiseman proved the hero with a clutch penalty save in the 95th minute at Kambah on Saturday. Making the match-winning stop even more dramatic was it came against his former club Gungahlin United – which Wiseman left just four weeks ago. Gungahlin’s James Fletcher and Tuggeranong striker […]

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The woman who pulled off that World Cup penalty shootout miracle

The woman who pulled off that World Cup penalty shootout miracle: Australian sports psychologist Pippa Grange has England’s macho stars talking about their feelings — and playing with inflatable unicorns Dr Pippa Grange has finally helped the England team do what they’re paid for She even seems to have given Gareth Southgate an extra spring in his step Dr Grange encouraged […]

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Russia cause huge shock as they beat Spain on penalties

Russia give Spain penalty pain! Home nation knock out one of the tournament favourites in the World Cup’s first shoot-out… and make England’s route to the final even easier Hosts Russia knocked out Spain after first penalty shoot-out of the tournament  Russia fans partied in the streets after beating former champs against the odds  They were joined by England supporters […]

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'I got the ball': Risdon slams costly VAR penalty

Kazan: The Socceroos are crying foul over a controversial Video Assistant Referee decision that awarded France a contentious penalty in their opening World Cup match in Russia. Australia made unwanted history at the Kazan Arena, becoming the first team at a World Cup to have penalty given against them via VAR. France were gifted a spot-kick in the second half of their […]

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