Sanchez double lifts Arsenal to third

Consecutive draws had all but ended Arsenal's chances of overhauling Premier League leaders Leicester City and they began the night only a point above fifth-placed Manchester United in the battle to secure Champions League football.

However, Sanchez struck twice before halftime and Arsenal were untroubled by a poor West Brom side as they registered their 500th victory in the Premier League.

Kiwi FC missing a host of star players for league campaign

Kiwi won the OFC Preliminary in February to qualify for the main draw.

Martin Tamasese's side last competed in the regional championship two years ago, where they lost all three group games and failed to score a goal.

Neymar's assets frozen

The federal court in Sao Paulo announced it was issuing warrants to freeze almost $76 million worth of assets belonging to the Brazil and Barcelona striker.

They include a yacht, a jet and several properties.

Neymar has been accused of tax evasion between 2011 and 2013 and faces legal proceedings. He has denied any wrongdoing.

Lewis family reunion on the cards

With Kiwi securing the last remaining spot at the 2016 OFC Champions League with victory in the four-team preliminary tournament in Rarotonga, Cook Islands last week, the Samoa club champions will now line up alongside Nadi FC, AS Magenta and AS Tefana in Group C.

Should they advance past the group stage there is every chance Lewis could find himself facing off with 18-year-old son Clayton, who plays for defending champions Auckland City FC.

PNG Football could face sanctions after qualifying withdrawal

New Zealand won the opening leg 7-1 in Lae on Saturday and will represent Oceania at the Olympic Tournament in Rio after PNG pulled out.

FIFA were notified of PNG's withdrawal when the squad did not receive the required visas to enter New Zealand for the return match.

Hiddink secures first win at Chelsea helm

Oscar, Willian and Diego Costa scored the goals for caretaker manager Guus Hiddink's first official win, lifting them to 14th, six points from safety.

Tottenham lost ground on the top three as they could only draw 1-1 at Everton in this morning's other match.

Arsenal go top, United draw with Chelsea

Arsenal are now one point clear of previous leaders Leicester, who play fourth placed Manchester City tomorrow.

All White Winston Reid's West Ham rose to seventh with a 2-1 win over Southampton, while Tottenham climbed to third with a 2-1 victory at 10-man Watford.


Huge hearts and big ambitions kick-off Oceania’s journey

But already three of the smallest nation’s in world football have seen their dreams ended, while for the remainder the coming year provides an opportunity to dream big about the prospects for glory. The likes of continental champions Tahiti and 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa participants New Zealand are turning their attention to their mid-year matches, but for now the spotlight has been elsewhere.

Liverpool end Leicester's unbeaten run

The surprise Christmas leaders were subdued and struggled to contain an energetic Liverpool side who deservedly took the points at Anfield courtesy of substitute Christian Benteke's second-half effort.

Chelsea might have to pay Mourinho to manage rivals

Mourinho is the favourite to replace United manager Louis van Gaal, but may have to accept a pay cut to take over at Old Trafford.