Big Sam’s first day and Thiago returns to training – Thursday’s sporting social

Sports stars and clubs across the world continue to provide an insight into their lives on social media.

Here, the PA news agency looks at some of the best examples from December 17.


Big Sam’s work has started at West Brom.

Leipzig got their man.

Thiago Alcantara continued his comeback from injury.

Leeds’ Pablo Hernandez returned in style.

Jack Harrison looked ahead to Leeds’ clash with Manchester United on Sunday.

Richarlison looked back on ending his goal drought last night.

The day after Newcastle were beaten 5-2 at Leeds, former midfielder Rob Lee turned the clock back.

While Crystal Palace’s Christian Benteke recalled a night of mixed emotions.

Romelu Lukaku reminded us he’s come a long way.

Formula One

McLaren team-mates Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz swapped helmets before the latter’s switch to Ferrari.

Williams announced the appointment of new chief executive officer Jost Capito.

Ferrari bade farewell to Aston Martin-bound Sebastian Vettel.


Eddie Hearn was in fine voice.

Tyson Fury rubbed shoulders with presenter Maya Jama on the Jonathan Ross Show.

AJ took his car for a spin.


Darren Gough was loving it on the course in Dubai.


What a debut!

And what an interview!

Fallon Sherrock went back 365 days.