James Collins enjoyed a dream Republic of Ireland debut as he came off the bench to seal a 3-1 friendly victory over Bulgaria.
Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford netted fine goals as Manchester United beat Partizan Belgrade to seal their place in the Europa League knockout phase with two games to spare.
Wales manager Ryan Giggs called Daniel James “streetwise” to stay down after a heavy collision and insisted the Manchester United winger had passed concussion protocols to continue playing in the Euro 2020 qualifier against Croatia.
Manchester United recorded their first Premier League away win since February despite missing two penalties in a 3-1 win at Norwich.
Frank Lampard hailed match-winning striker Tammy Abraham for shouldering an increasingly influential role at Chelsea.
Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang insists he will lead the fight to improve the club’s recent fortunes.
Golden State Warriors suffered another defeat and by a heavy margin, losing 120-92 to Oklahoma City Thunder.
Federico Fernandez scored a late winner as Newcastle came from behind to beat Southampton 2-1 in the Premier League.
George Horne was still at university the last time Scotland faced Samoa at the World Cup – but he now hopes to graduate to a regular Test slot by studying Greig Laidlaw’s game.
Lionel Messi praised Argentina’s work ethic after scoring the winner on his return to international football as Brazil were beaten 1-0 in Riyadh.