Previous
Arsenal
Queens Park Rangers
2
1
FT
Game Details
Chelsea
West Ham United
2
0
FT
Game Details
Burnley
Liverpool
0
1
FT
Game Details
Everton
Stoke City
0
1
FT
Game Details
Manchester United
Newcastle United
3
1
FT
Game Details
Leicester City
Tottenham Hotspur
1
2
FT
Game Details
West Bromwich Albion
Manchester City
1
3
FT
Game Details
Next

Rewind to Boxing Day 1963

Barclays Premier League
Read

Cabanas regains consciousness

Paraguay striker Salvador Cabanas regained consciousness and spoke to his family for the first time since he was shot in a Mexico City bar last week, his doctors have revealed.

The prolific goalscorer was shot in the bathroom of the bar in the early hours of Monday and the bullet fired into his head remains lodged in his brain.

"He is speaking normally, asks questions and greeted his doctors and family," Dr Ernesto Martinez, who operated on Cabanas, told a news conference. "Things are very favorable, much more encouraging," he added.

Mexican police are still searching for a man suspected of shooting Cabanas, possibly over his recent scoring record.

Reforma newspaper said Cabanas dared the man to shoot after taunting him in the bar's lavatory, citing a bathroom attendant's statement to police.

The 29-year-old plays for Mexican club America, was Paraguay's top scorer in the qualifying competition for this year's World Cup in South Africa with six goals and expected to lead his country's attack at the finals.

Cabanas was also the top scorer in the South American Libertadores Cup in 2007 with 10 goals and again the following year with eight, both while playing for America, which is Mexico's richest and most powerful club.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.