Top Five Stories From Saturday You Must Read Today

Feb 10 - by Erick Ochieng for SportPesa News

Gor beat Leopards to win Mashemeji Derby, Liverpool crush Bournemouth to pile pressure on Manchester City

Scotland's number 8 Josh Strauss (R) tackles Ireland's flanker Josh Van Der Flier during the Six Nations international rugby union match between Scotland and Ireland at Murrayfield in Edinburgh, Scotland on Febuary 9, 2019. PHOTO/AFP

  • Midfielders Kenneth Muguna and Francis Kahata made headlines when they struck in both halves as the record 17-time domestic league winners earned the bragging rights
  • Laidlaw narrowed the advantage to 19-13 with a second penalty success but Carbery made it 22-13 with a 68th minute penalty with what proved to be the final scoring action of the match
  • Huddersfield - starved of goals this season - ramped up the pressure at times with a string of dangerous crosses into the Arsenal box

NAIROBI, Kenya- SportPesa Premier League (SPL) champions, Gor Mahia FC beat AFC Leopards 2-0 in the 85th Mashemeji Derby held on Saturday at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani in Nairobi.

The win saw the 17-time domestic league winners climb to second place in the standings  behind leaders Mathare United FC, but with a game in hand.

Further a field, Manchester United FC, Liverpool FC and Arsenal FC recorded victories in their English Premier League ties on the day.

Here are the top five stories from Saturday compiled by SportPesa News that you must read today:

Gor Mahia Silence AFC Leopards In Charged Mashemeji Derby

NAIROBI, Kenya- SportPesa Premier League (SPL) champions, Gor Mahia FC punished their domestic arch-rivals AFC Leopards SC for sloppy defending by racing to a 2-0 victory in the 85th Mashemeji Derby at the MISC Kasarani on Saturday.Midfielders Kenneth Muguna and Francis Kahata stole the headlines when they struck in both halves for the record 17-time domestic league winners who earned the bragging rights in this eternal fixture that is the biggest football game in Kenya. READ MORE

Stokdale Shines: Ireland Bounce Back With Six Nations Win Over Scotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland- Jacob Stockdale created one and scored a try of his own to inspire Six Nations champions Ireland to a 22-13 victory over Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday to bounce back from an opening loss to England.The Irish ran in three tries through Conor Murray, Stockdale -- the prolific winger's 13th try in 16 Tests -- and Keith Earls. READ MORE

Liverpool Crush Bournemouth To Turn Pressure Back On Manchester City

LIVERPOOL, England- Liverpool regained top spot in the Premier League by getting back to winning ways as goals from Sadio Mane, Georginio Wijnaldum and Mohamed Salah secured a comfortable 3-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday.Back-to-back draws against Leicester and West Ham had seen Jurgen Klopp's men usurped by Manchester City on goal difference in midweek. READ MORE

Real Overpower City Rivals Atletico To Go Second In La Liga

MADRID, Spain- Thibaut Courtois overcame the jeers and Gareth Bale delivered a timely reminder of his talents as Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid 3-1 in a feisty city derby on Saturday. Real's fifth league win in a row means they sit second for the first time since September, above Atletico, and just five points behind Barcelona. READ MORE

Iwobi, Lacazette Fire Arsenal Past Dogged Huddersfield

LONDON, England- Arsenal stayed in the thick of the chase for a top-four finish thanks to goals from Alex Iwobi and Alex Lacazette in a 2-1 victory over Huddersfield Town on Saturday.Alex Iwobi gave Gunners the lead with a goal that required good technique - and a stroke of luck.READ MORE