CITIES

  • Middlesbrough handed FA Cup trip to holders Arsenal Yesterday

    London: Middlesbrough were rewarded for beating Manchester City with a trip to FA Cup holders Arsenal while Chelsea's conquerors Bradford City host Sunderland or Fulham after the fifth round draw on Monday. Third tier Bradford and Championship (second tier) Middlesbrough overcame the odds to register two of the biggest FA Cup...
  • Wilfried Bony will be wasted at Manchester City: Swansea chief Yesterday

    Swansea City AFC director John van Zweden on Monday said former striker Wilfried Bony will be wasted at new side Manchester City, as he will just sit on the bench. Bony sealed a 28 million pounds move to City from the south Wales side earlier this month, and while Van Zweden...
  • Mourinho bemoans Chelsea's disgraceful FA Cup drubbing 3 days ago

    A bemused Jose Mourinho described Chelsea's performance as unacceptable and a disgrace after the Premier League leaders slumped to a 4-2 home defeat against third-tier Bradford City in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday. It was an old-fashioned Cup tie, full of noise, tension, rip-roaring goals and a thrilling comeback...
  • Chelsea, Manchester City shocked by lower-league teams in FA Cup 3 days ago

    The FA Cup lived up to its so-called "giant-killing" reputation on Saturday when Chelsea and Manchester City were eliminated at home by lower-league oppositions on a day of fourth-round shocks in the world's oldest knockout competition. Four of the English Premier League's top six were ousted on a classic FA Cup...
  • We can win without Yaya Toure, says Manchester City boss 4 days ago

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has told his players they must believe they can win without Yaya Toure after failing to do so in the four league games he has missed this season. Toure is currently on international duty with Ivory Coast at the African Nations Cup and his departure has...
  • Swansea City swoop for Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Naughton 5 days ago

    London: Swansea City have signed Tottenham Hotspur's former England under-21 fullback Kyle Naughton on a 3-1/2 year deal, the Premier League clubs said on Thursday. Naughton, who is eligible for Saturday's FA Cup fourth round tie at Blackburn Rovers, has already trained with his new team. Spurs bought the versatile defender from...
  • Aston Villa fined after Leicester fracas 5 days ago

    London: Aston Villa's total fines for poor discipline this season have topped 100,000 pounds ($151,900) after the Premier League club were punished for a fracas against Leicester City on Thursday. The FA said Villa had been fined 60,000 pounds for the behaviour of players and club officials during and after a...
  • Tactical change reaps reward for new-look, solid Arsenal January 19, 2015

    London: A change of tactics reaped rewards as a new, more subdued but more solid Arsenal arrived at Manchester City on Sunday, saw less of the ball than usual yet still masterfully outplayed the champions. Arsenal registered just 35 percent possession -- their lowest total since these statistics were first compiled...
  • EPL: Cazorla fires Arsenal to solid win over champions Manchester City January 18, 2015

    Arsenal finally ended their streak of poor away performances against top teams as Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud scored in each half Sunday for a 2-0 victory at Manchester City that dented the hosts' title hopes. Cazorla converted a penalty in the 24th minute and then sent in a pin-point free...
  • Stewart Downing shines again as West Ham beat Hull 3-0 January 18, 2015

    London: West Ham gave their European ambitions a timely boost as a superb second-half display saw the Hammers thrash struggling Hull 3-0 at Upton Park on Sunday. Sam Allardyce's side was booed off at halftime after a dismal opening period but Hull paid the price for some lackluster finishing as Andy...
  • Diego Costa, Oscar score two each as Chelsea thrash Swansea 5-0 January 17, 2015

    Swansea: Chelsea scored four goals in the opening 36 minutes in their 5-0 demolition of Swansea in the Premier League on Saturday. Oscar struck first within the first minute at the Liberty Stadium. Diego Costa added two more in the 20th and 34th, before Oscar grabbed a second for a 4-0...
  • Yaya Toure unsure about future in Manchester City January 17, 2015

    London: Yaya Toure has again thrown his future into doubt by claiming he doesn't know if he will still be a Manchester City player next season. But manager Manuel Pellegrini was quick to dismiss talk of a transfer at a press conference on Friday, insisting the 31-year-old was fully committed to...
  • Fresh injury problems for Arsenal ahead of Manchester City trip January 17, 2015

    When Arsenal cannot beat the English Premier League's leading teams, the prospects of an imminent title triumph seem slim. Traveling to defending champion Manchester City on Sunday, the focus is just on returning to the top four for the side which was last champion in 2004. It's three years since Arsenal's last...
  • Samir Nasri out for up to four weeks with calf injury January 16, 2015

    Manchester City's Samir Nasri will miss Sunday's game against former club Arsenal after being ruled out for up to a month with a calf injury, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Friday. The France playmaker is also likely to sit out their crucial clash with Premier League leaders Chelsea on Jan. 31,...
  • Bengaluru: More traffic violations than number of vehicles on its roads January 16, 2015

    Bengaluru's traffic woes has hit a new low with more traffic violations in the city than the number of vehicles on its roads. Data from the last one year shows the bitter reality of recklessness on the road. Police say the number of traffic violation cases far exceed the number...
  • Fresh injury problems for Arsenal ahead of Manchester City trip January 16, 2015

    London: When Arsenal cannot beat the English Premier League's leading teams, the prospects of an imminent title triumph seem slim. Traveling to defending champion Manchester City on Sunday, the focus is just on returning to the top four for the side which was last champion in 2004. It's three years since Arsenal's...
  • EPL: Striker Wilfried Bony leaves Swansea for Manchester City January 14, 2015

    London: Champions Manchester City have bolstered their attacking arsenal with the signing of Ivorian forward Wilfried Bony from Swansea City for a sum believed to be in the region of 30 million pounds ($45.48 million), the club confirmed on Wednesday. The 26-year-old, who scored 20 goals in the 2014 calendar year,...
  • Schalke sign Manchester City defender Matija Nastasic on loan January 12, 2015

    Bundesliga club Schalke 04 have signed Manchester City defender Matija Nastasic on loan until the end of the season. "Matija Nastasic to the Royal Blues. Schalke get Serbia international on loan," the club said on Twitter. The tall 21-year-old joined City as a teenager in 2012 on a five-year deal but has...
  • Alexis Sanchez nets twice as Arsenal beat Stoke 3-0, go 5th in EPL January 11, 2015

    London: Alexis Sanchez scored twice after creating the opener on Sunday as Arsenal eased to a 3-0 victory over Stoke and moved up to fifth in the Premier League. Sanchez's cross was headed in by Laurent Koscielny inside six minutes, and the Chile forward was on target in the 33rd minute...
  • PM Modi woos investors at Vibrant Gujarat summit, says India offers demand, democracy, demography January 11, 2015

    Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday wooed investors from across the world by presenting his government as business-friendly and portraying India as the idle place for an investment. He said, "India offers you 3Ds - democracy, demography and demand and it will not be found anywhere else in the...
  • Film director Rosi, who explored Italy's dark side, dies at 92 January 11, 2015

    Rome: Francesco Rosi, an Italian director whose gritty films offered a socially charged look into the country's underworld of crime and corruption, died on Saturday at age 92, officials said. Rosi was born and raised in a middle-class home in Naples, a city long infested by mafia and graft, and later...
  • EPL: Manchester City lose ground in Premier League title race January 10, 2015

    Liverpool- Manuel Pellegrini's side was far from its best and even the return from injury of leading scorer Sergio Aguero as a second-half substitute could not get the defending champions over the line. Fernandinho put City in front in the 74th minute but Steven Naismith's glancing header shortly afterward earned a...
  • Manchester City will sign a striker in January, says Manuel Pellegrini January 9, 2015

    London: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini will trawl the January transfer market in search of a striker tasked with helping the Premier League champions to successfully defend their title. City, who sit level on 46 points with Chelsea at the top of the Premier League table, have lacked attacking options in...
  • Frank Lampard says he didn't sign contract to join NYCFC in 2014 January 9, 2015

    London: Frank Lampard says he didn't sign a contract to join New York City FC in August 2014, contradicting the Major League Soccer team's original announcement. The uncertainty over the midfielder's status emerged after his stay at Manchester City, which was initially described as a loan from the New York partner...
  • Yaya Toure wins African Footballer of the Year award January 9, 2015

    LAGOS: Yaya Toure was named African Footballer of the Year for a record fourth straight time at the annual Confederation of African Football awards on Thursday. The Ivory Coast midfielder joins Samuel Eto'o as the only players to win the continent's top individual award four times but only Toure has done...
  • EPL says Frank Lampard under contract at Manchester City, not New York City January 9, 2015

    London: The English Premier League added to the mystery over Frank Lampard's status on Thursday by confirming he is under contract at Manchester City and does not have a formal deal with partner club New York City FC. The league statement came after The Associated Press on Monday highlighted the confusion...
  • Elano Blumer declares wish for Santos return January 6, 2015

    Rio de Janeiro: Former Manchester City footballer Elano Blumer has revealed a desire to return to his former club Santos. The 33-year-old said he had met with his good friend Robinho, currently on loan at Santos from AC Milan, about the prospect of rejoining the Brazilian club, reports Xinhua. "I met up...
  • Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero back in training January 5, 2015

    London: Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has returned to training following a knee ligament injury, the Argentine international said on Monday. The 26-year-old Argentine, who has scored 19 goals in all competitions for City this season, has not played since the start of December when he limped off against Everton. "I wanted...
  • UK college offers selfie course for $160 January 5, 2015

    London: A UK college is offering its students a new course on the art of selfies and chance to become fully qualified selfie-takers. City Lit College will offer a first ever 'selfie course' for Euro 132 (USD 160) starting this March called "The art of photographic self-portraiture". The month-long course consisting of...
  • Schwarzer leaves leaders Chelsea for strugglers Leicester January 5, 2015

    London: Former Australia goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer is leaving joint Premier League leaders Chelsea to join bottom club Leicester City, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed. Schwarzer, 42, played 12 times for Chelsea last season as backup to Petr Cech, but has only been an unused substitute four times this season. "I...