LIVE Football Blog: Liverpool vs Brentford, West Ham vs Leeds & Spanish Super Cup Final

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14:03, 16 Jan 2022
Last Updated: 22:20, 16 Jan 2022

Welcome to The Sportsman's LIVE football blog where we'll bring you all the latest news, gossip and action as it happens. Today sees Liverpool hosting Chelsea, while West Ham and Leeds square off for a second time in a week. Today's football is capped off with the Spanish Super Cup final between Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid. It's set to be a cracker so stay with us and fingers crossed for a great day of football!

Updates
16 January 2022
Women's Super League Table
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16 January 2022
Napoli compliment Atalanta vs Inter

"Napoli congratulates Atalanta and Inter for having played a beautiful match, made up of honest and spectacular football."

16 January 2022
Inter drop points

Inter drop points against Atalanta in a 0-0 draw, ending their eight-game winning streak. Now, just two points separate the table toppers from AC Milan. 

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16 January 2022
Jermain Defoe to return to Sunderland?

39-year-old Jermain Defoe is keen to carry on playing following his Rangers exit, with reports that he is eyeing up a return to Sunderland.

Jermain Defoe on moving on: "I’ve had a few calls from different clubs, quite relaxed really. Do you still fancy playing for six months? We still believe you can do something and help us get over the line or help us improve, not just on the pitch but in the dressing room.”

Sunderland contact Jermain Defoe over possible transfer, and he is open to emotional return
Sunderland contact Jermain Defoe over possible transfer, and he is open to emotional return
16 January 2022
Sunday's Women's Super League Results

Leicester City 1-0 Brighton & Hove Albion

Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 West Ham United

West Ham snatched an unlikely point at the death against London rivals Spurs thanks to a late goal from Kate Longhurst. Tottenham, who had taken the lead through Rosella Ayane, looked to be on their way to a valuable three points when the midfielder got ahead of her marker to send a looping header home. Spurs, who could have moved to second with the win,  stay fourth, level on points with Chelsea and Manchester United above them. The Hammers remain eighth.

16 January 2022
HUGE UPSET! Equatorial Guinea beat Algeria

Equatorial Guinea, ranked 114th in the world, beat the reigning AFCON champions. Algeria's 35 game unbeaten streak has come to an end.

16 January 2022
FT | Real Madrid 2-0 Athletic Bilbao

Real Madrid win the Spanish Super Cup! Despite late drama which involved an Athletic Bilbao penalty and an incredible save from Thibaut Courtois, goals from Luka Modric and Karim Benzema secured Real's victory.

16 January 2022
Real Madrid 2-0 up in the Super Cup Final

Karim Benzema has doubled Real Madrid's lead against Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish Super Cup 

16 January 2022
Absolutely stunning scenes at the AFCON
16 January 2022
16 January 2022
Scottish Premiership Title Race Heats Up

After a three-week hiatus, the Scottish Premiership returns with a full midweek card. Celtic will need to embark on a blistering run to catch up with their Old Firm rivals.

Scottish Premiership Title Race Heats Up As Celtic Aim To Chase Down Rangers
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16 January 2022
Cote D Ivoire 2-2 Sierra Leone

A very late Sierre Leone equaliser led to the Ivory Coast keeper being carried off the pitch injured, and with all five subs made they had no choice but to put Serge Aurier in net for the final minutes. The game came to a dramatic end with both teams picking up a point, Ivory Coast top the group as Sierra Leone keep their hopes of progressing to the last 16 very much alive.

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16 January 2022
Wayne Rooney to return to Goodison?

Wayne Rooney is the favourite to replace Rafa Benitez at Everton.

18+ | BeGambleAware | Odds Subject To Change

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16 January 2022
The stage is set in Saudi for the Spanish Super Cu
16 January 2022
Championship Team of the Week
16 January 2022
Who is in the frame for the Everton job?

A plethora of names have been linked with the vacant Everton job in the wake of Rafa Benitez's departure. So far, Wayne Rooney, Rudi Garcia, Roberto Martinez, Duncan Ferguson, Frank Lampard and now Brighton boss Graham Potter have all been linked with the Toffees. 

Derby manager and former club legend Rooney is the current favourite with Betfred at EVS*

*18+ | BeGambleAware | Odds Subject To Change

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16 January 2022
Full Time

Leeds snatch the points in a 3-2 thriller at the London stadium, thanks to a Jack Harrison hat-trick. While Liverpool win comfortably at Anfield with a 3-0 win over Brentford.  

16 January 2022
GOAL! Liverpool 3-0 Brentford ( 77' Minamino)

With just over 10 minutes to go, Takumi Minamino makes it three for Liverpool. 

16 January 2022
GOAL! Liverpool 2-0 Brentford (70' Ox-Chamberlain)

Liverpool double their lead against Brentford. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain with the goal, Andy Robertson provides the assist.

16 January 2022
GOAL! West Ham 2-3 Leeds (60' Harrison)

Jack Harrison provides the perfect finish to complete his hat-trick to put Leeds in front once again, Raphinha with the assist. 

16 January 2022
Rafa Benitez's record at Everton
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16 January 2022
GOAL! West Ham 2-2 Leeds (52' Fornals)

We are level at the London stadium thanks to some individual brilliance from Pablo Fornals. 

16 January 2022
Rafael Benitez sacked

Everton have confirmed the departure of manager Rafael Benitez. The news follows The Toffees defeat to Norwich City yesterday, they sit 16th in the Premier League table.

16 January 2022
HALF-TIME

Liverpool 1-0 Brentford 

West Ham 1-2 Leeds

Leeds lead 2-1 in a thoroughly entertaining watch at the London Stadium. Over in Merseyside, Liverpool are in front at the break after a Fabinho opener in the closing minutes of the first-half.  

16 January 2022
GOAL! Liverpool 1-0 Brentford (44' Fabinho)

Fabinho provides the breakthrough for Liverpool on the brink of half-time. 

16 January 2022
GOAL! West Ham 1-2 Leeds ( 37' Harrison)

Leeds respond quickly. Two goals from a corner just minutes apart. Jack Harrison's name is on the scoresheet one again as he taps the ball in from close range, Luke Ayling provides the assist.

16 January 2022
GOAL! West Ham 1-1 Leeds ( 34' Bowen)

Who else but Jarrod Bowen? The man is in the form of his life. Bowen heads the ball in the back of the net from a corner delivered by Aaron Cresswell.

16 January 2022
WATCH: Leeds' opener
16 January 2022
GOAL! West Ham 0-1 Leeds (10' Harrison)

Jack Harrison fires leeds in front at West Ham. He now has two goals in his last two Premier League games. 

16 January 2022
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