The Sport Matrix: Wednesday 26 March 2014


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Dzeko brace as City take derby spoils

Goals early in either half from Edin Dzeko eased Manchester City to a 3-0 victory at rivals United as they won at Old Trafford for the third season in a row. Yaya Touré hit a late third as City moved to within three points of leaders Chelsea with two matches in hand. MORE

Bayern wrap up title in record time

Goals from Toni Kroos, Mario Götze and Franck Ribéry gave Bayern Munich a 3-1 win at Hertha Berlin to secure the Bundesliga title with seven games left. Bayern play Manchester United in the Champions League quarter-final first leg at Old Trafford next Tuesday.

Late own goal adds to Arsenal’s woes

A last-minute own goal from Mathieu Flamini added to Arsenal’s troubles last night as they were held 2-2 by Swansea City at the Emirates. Elsewhere in the Premier League, Everton won 3-0 at Newcastle with Ross Barkley scoring a fine solo opener. MORE

Leicester held as Clarets win again

Championship leaders Leicester were held 1-1 at home to Yeovil, requiring a last-minute equaliser from Chris Wood. Burnley closed the gap at the top to five points with a 2-0 win over Doncaster, while QPR beat Wigan 1-0 to move up to third above Derby County. MORE

Taylor relishes the last of his Park life

West Ham’s Matt Taylor has learnt to value his career more in later life. “When you’re younger you don’t think that far ahead,” he said ahead of tonight’s visit of Hull. “The older you get, you appreciate everything you have and everything still to come.” MORE

Kieswetter eyes Test keeper role

Craig Kieswetter is keen to take England’s Test wicketkeeping role from his friend Jos Buttler, with Matt Prior also in the frame. “I would love to play Tests,” said Kiewswetter. “For me, that is a real tangible goal and one I am working towards.” MORE

Neck injury ends Whitehead career

Chris Whitehead was yesterday forced to retire on medical advice, less than a fortnight after helping Exeter win the Anglo-Welsh Cup. The 27-year-old hooker quit following a lengthy struggle with a neck condition. “You have to put your health first,” he said. MORE

Murray defies pain to make last eight

Andy Murray required pain-killers after injuring his left hip but still overcame Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the fourth round of the Miami Masters last night. The world No 6 won 6-4, 6-1 against to secure a quarter-final tie with Novak Djokovic. MORE

Legend of ‘Mike the Bike’ lives on

Nine times a Grand Prix champion, Mike Hailwood was hailed as the “greatest motorcycle rider who ever lived”. A new documentary, to be screened tonight, recalls the life of the legendary rider. MORE

Pete Jenson

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone said that if they are still in the title race with five games to go, he will finally admit they have a chance. Until now, he has laughed off the suggestion they can go the distance. MORE