Jonny Hayes’ early strike was enough for Aberdeen to see off lowly Motherwell 1-0 in the Scottish Premiership.
Motherwell were unbeaten in nine games at Pittodrie but last season’s runners up were unable to shake their current malaise and went down to a fourth consecutive loss.
Aberdeen merited a greater margin of victory as David Goodwillie and Shaleum Logan went close in the second half.
Ultimately, Derek McInnes’ men were unable to add to a wonderfully crafted second-minute opener.
Wallaby playmaker Kurtley Beale has been fined AUS$ 45,000 by the Australian Rugby Union following a lengthy disciplinary hearing at ARU headquarters on Friday.
The Waratahs back has however avoided suspension and is eligible for selection for the Wallabies, effective immediately.
An independent Tribunal found Beale guilty of a serious violation of the ARU Code of Conduct for sending an offensive photograph to an ARU employee.
Matchday 3 of Champions League group stages is behind us now and it is already time for teams as well as punters to turn to another weekend of potentially exciting Premier League football, with Manchester United v Chelsea game stealing the headlines.
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Tottenham got their UEFA Europa League campaign up and running in style with a 5-1 win over Asteris Tripolis on Thursday.
Following frustrating draws against Partizan and Besiktas, Erik Lamela grabbed a brace, including a stunning ‘rabona’ effort, while Kane hit a hat-trick for 10-man Spurs – who had Hugo Lloris dismissed late on.
Kane was required to replace the Frenchman in goal and, while he fumbled in a free-kick to make it 5-1, the goal failed to diminish from a positive evening as Mauricio Pochettino’s men moved level top in Group C with Besiktas, who hammered Partizan 4-0 in Belgrade.
Sparta Prague saw off Slovan Bratislava 3-0 in a Group I fixture that saw disruptions due to crowd trouble in the first meeting between the sides since the break-up of Czechoslovakia in 1993.
Ligue 1 leaders Marseille have expressed their interest in signing French midfielder Lassana Diarra, according to L’Equipe.
The former Arsenal and Chelsea footballer has been a free agent since leaving Lokomotiv Moscow and he missed out on transfer deadline day move to QPR.
Marseille seem ready to offer him a chance to return to his native country and the two parties have already established initial contact.
Diarra is believed to be interested in moving to French Ligue 1, and the opportunity to join high-flying OM is likely to appeal to him.