Top Five Stories From Saturday You Must Read Today

Mar 10 - by Mutwiri Mutuota for SportPesa News

Leopards, Southampton topple giants in the SPL and EPL, NBA champions fight back

: Danny Rose of Tottenham Hotspur tackles Yan Valery of Southampton during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Tottenham Hotspur at St Mary's Stadium on March 09, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom. PHOTO/GETTY IMAGES

NAIROBI, Kenya- AFC Leopards SC ascent up the SportPesa Premier League table continued on Saturday when they dented Tusker FC's hopes of reclaiming the title with a 2-1 victory over the Brewers in Machakos on Saturday afternoon.

In the English Premier League, champions Manchester City threw down the challenge on closest rivals for their title Liverpool by beating Watford 3-1 in the late Saturday game as Everton let a 2-0 lead slip at Newcastle slip in a 2-3 reverse at Tyneside.

However, the biggest result of the day's action in the English top flight went to Southampton FC who overturned a 1-0 deficit at home to high-flying Tottenham Hotspur FC with a scintillating late show that produced a 2-1 victory as the Saints eased their relegation woes.

In La Liga, champions and leaders FC Barcelona put Rayo Vallecano to bed after the struggling visitors took the lead at Camp Nou as Atletico kept up the pressure at the top with another slim victory at the Wanda Metropolitano.

To round off the top five stories from Saturday in SportPesa News that you must read today, three time World Cross and World Half champion, Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor advised a younger version of himself as the latest action in the NBA unfolded with champions Golden State Warriors bounced back from humiliating defeat.

Leopards Topple Tusker, Mutamba Double Lifts Sofapaka

NAIROBI, Kenya- Ten-man AFC Leopards SC continued their ascent from the bottom of the SportPesa Premier League (SPL) table with a huge 2-1 victory over Tusker FC at the Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos on Saturday afternoon.

Earlier, Sofapaka FC moved into the top three with a hefty 3-0 crushing of hosts Chemelil Sugar FC at Chemelil Complex. READ MORE

Geoffrey Kamworor. This Is My Advise To My Younger Self

MONACO, France- Three-time world half-marathon champion and two-time world cross-country champion Geoffrey Kamworor takes a trip back in time to offer some words of wisdom to his younger self.

Geoffrey, Your life at the moment seems so carefree. Your days are filled by playing football, running around with friends, swimming in the river and playing hide and seek. You also help your parents on the family farm; growing maize and potatoes and looking after the cattle and sheep. READ MORE

Returning Thompson Stars In Warriors Triumph, Rockets Streak Continues

LOS ANGELES, United States- Klay Thompson roared back into action for Golden State on Friday, leading the Warriors to a 122-105 win over the Denver Nuggets in a marquee showdown between the two best teams in the NBA's Western Conference.

The Warriors were looking to rebound from their worst loss of the season -- a humiliating 128-95 drubbing at home on Tuesday by the Boston Celtics -- and they got the job done. READ MORE

Spirited Southampton Late Show Stuns Tottenham

SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom-  Southampton secured a precious three points in their fight for Premier League survival, as they stunned Tottenham Hotspur with a remarkable late turnaround to win 2-1 at St Mary’s on Saturday.

Saints had gone into the final 15 minutes of the game behind, after Harry Kane had put Spurs in front during a dominant first half from the visitors, but Yan Valery’s equaliser was followed by another incredible James Ward-Prowse free-kick, as the same duo who netted at Manchester United a week earlier this time saw their goals earn their team a huge result. READ MORE

Messi, Suarez On Target As Barcelona Rally To Beat Rayo Vallecano

MADRID, Spain- Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez might have been rested but instead both played and scored as Barcelona came from behind to beat Rayo Vallecano on Saturday, ahead of their crunch Champions League second leg against Lyon. 

Raul de Tomas' scintillating strike gave struggling Rayo a surprise lead at the Camp Nou but Messi converted a penalty and Suarez finished a brilliant passing move to seal a 3-1 win, after Gerard Pique had headed in an equaliser. READ MORE