A-League stars will get shot at champs: Postecoglou

Sebastian Hassett 6:18 PM   Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou is set to reward some of the A-League's in-form players with places in the national team for the friendlies against Germany and Macedonia.

Top stories

League leadership on the line as top two clash

Two of Victory's key scorers: Besart Berisha and Kosta Barbarouses.

Michael Lynch 7:19 PM   It is first versus second, a clash between the adventurers of Melbourne Victory and the pragmatists of Perth Glory when the pair clash at AAMI Park on Saturday night.

Sydney FC not daring to talk of title yet

Graham Arnold

Dominic Bossi 6:33 PM   Sydney FC are undefeated since the January break, having collected 13 points from a possible 15, but coach Graham Arnold isn't daring to dream of silverware just yet.

Teams need to hate playing Wanderers: Juric

Tomi Juric

Sebastian Hassett 7:36 PM   Western Sydney Wanderers won't climb up the A-League ladder or defend their Asian Champions League crown until they rediscover their defensive bite, star striker Tomi Juric says.

Roar and Wanderers still in ACL hunt

Brandon Borrello of Brisbane Roar in action during the ACL match in Japan.

Michael Lynch 8:54 PM   Brisbane Roar's win in Japan keeps them in the hunt for a place in the knockout phases of the Asian Champions League, while title holders Western Sydney Wanderers' loss is a setback but not a decisive one.

Greater challenges await City's young winners

soccer, football generic

Michael Lynch 12:11 AM   It's a sad fact of professional football life, but for the vast majority of the Melbourne City team of youngsters who won the 2014-15 National Youth League championship, the triumph will be a career highlight.

Guangzhou see off gallant Wanderers

Iacopo La Rocca

Sebastian Hassett 8:53 AM   In the relentless, slightly unnerving quest of Guangzhou Evergrande to conquer Asian football, the figure of the Western Sydney Wanderers marked a hurdle that needed leaping.

Comments 2

Latest football news

Wanderers and Guangzhou play longest injury time in Asian football history

Zeng Cheng of Guangzhou receives attention during the Asian Champions League match between the Wanderers and Guangzhou Evergrande.

Eryk Bagshaw 12:46 AM   The Western Sydney Wanderers and Guangzhou Evergrande have played out the longest known injury time in Asian football history.

Matildas beat Dutch 1-0 in Cyprus Cup

Lisa De Vanna.

12:12 AM   Teenager Larissa Crummer has scored her first international goal to give the World Cup-bound Matildas a 1-0 win over The Netherlands in their Cyprus Cup tournament opener in Larnaca.

'Heavy hearts' for Leijer, Victory after transfer

Leijer packed his bags in the past week and headed for Chinese League One side Chongqing Lifan.

Ronny Lerner 10:13 PM   Melbourne Victory and their former defender Adrian Leijer parted ways with each other with heavy hearts, according to coach Kevin Muscat.

Spitting row mars United win

Evans appeared to spit towards the ground after a tussle with Cisse, who seemed to react by spitting at the Northern Irishman’s neck.

9:01 PM   A spitting row involving Jonny Evans and Papiss Cisse has marred Manchester United’s last-gasp 1-0 win over Newcastle on Wednesday, while Chelsea preserved their five-point Premier League lead.

A-League late mail

Terry Antonis

Dominic Bossi 7:14 PM   All the latest team information for round 20 of the A-League.

Merrick extends Phoenix stay

Wellington Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick.

1:09 PM   Wellington coach Ernie Merrick has signed a new deal to remain at the helm of the A-League club for another three years.

Man Utd manager plays down spitting row

FLASHPOINT: Manchester United's Jonny Evans clashes with Newcastle's Papiss Cisse at St James' Park.

10:56 AM   Man United coach Louis van Gaal plays down controversy following an apparent spitting exchange between Jonny Evans and Newcastle's Papiss Cisse.

Newcastle blunders gift Man United victory

Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul.

Jason Mellor 11:00 AM   It was perhaps fitting that a game so distinctly lacking in quality should be decided by an error and provide two major controversies - a refereeing blunder and a spitting competition.

Henderson shows worth as Liverpool down Burnley

Liverpool's Jordan Henderson celebrates scoring his side's first goal.

10:27 AM   Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson underlined his credentials to succeed Steven Gerrard as captain with an impressive goal-scoring performance in a 2-0 Premier League victory over Burnley on Wednesday.

Chelsea clear West Ham hurdle to stay five points clear

Chelsea's Didier Drogba closes his eyes as the grass from an opponents boot flies past him during the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham United and Chelsea , at the Boleyn ground in London, Wednesday, March, 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

10:06 AM   Premier League leaders Chelsea chalked up another three points with a 1-0 victory at West Ham United on Wednesday to protect their five-point lead over champions Manchester City.

Swansea's Gomis collapses on field

Gomis is stretchered off with an injury.

9:00 AM   Swansea City's French striker Bafetimbi Gomis was taken off on a stretcher after collapsing on the pitch in the early stages of his side's Premier League game at Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday.

Bafetimbi Gomis of Swansea City collapses on field

Bafetimbi Gomis is carried off the pitch on a stretcher.

8:54 AM   Swansea City's French striker Gomis was taken off on a stretcher after collapsing on the pitch in the early stages of his side's Premier League game at Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday.

Roar snare first ever AFC Champions League win

Brandon Borrello gave the Brisbane Roar the edge in their AFC Champions League match against Urawa Red Diamonds.

Vince Rugari 7:34 AM   Shades of the Roar of old emerge as Brisbane topples Japanese side.

Loew distances himself from doping claims

'Doping has no place in sport:' Joachim Loew.

Germany's World Cup-winning coach Joachim Loew has distanced himself from allegations of doping levelled at his former clubs Freiburg and Stuttgart.

LIVE EPL

Schedule. Standings. Stats. And all the squads ... from the English Premier League season 2014-15.

Our writers

Michael Lynch
 
Seb Hassett
 
michael cockerill
 
Dom Bossi
 
Craig Foster