EPL

  • Race for Champions league spots heat up in Premier League 16 hours 4 minutes ago

    Manchester: Juan Mata and Angel Di Maria are the two most expensive players in Manchester United's history, costing a combined 97 million pounds ($150 million) last year as the club looked to regain their status as England's top team. So far, they aren't living up to their price tags - and...
  • Southampton, Aston Villa grab late winners in Premier League 16 hours 6 minutes ago

    Southampton and Aston Villa scored late winners in matches affecting opposite ends of the Premier League on Tuesday, while a touchline spat between the managers marred Sunderland's 1-1 draw at Hull. Southampton revived their unlikely tilt at Champions League qualification thanks to Sadio Mane's 83rd-minute goal in a 1-0 home victory...
  • Manuel Pellegrini not feeling pressure despite Manchester City woes Yesterday

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says he is under no pressure from the club's owners despite a recent slump that threatens to leave them without a trophy this season. The Premier League champions are struggling to keep pace with leaders Chelsea and face an uphill battle to stay in the Champions...
  • Louis van Gaal urges patience over misfiring Angel Di Maria Yesterday

    Manchester United must be patient with record signing Angel di Maria who has struggled to make an impact in his first season at the club, manager Louis van Gaal said on Tuesday. The quicksilver Argentina winger has cut a frustrated figure in recent weeks, often deployed as a central forward, and...
  • Liverpool can win all their games, says Brendan Rodgers 2 days ago

    Liverpool have found a way to recover from a tough start to the season and with the race for a top-four finish hotting up they are going into matches believing they can win them all, manager Brendan Rodgers said on Monday. Last season's Premier League runners-up struggled to cope with the...
  • Di Maria will get back to his best at Manchester United, says Rooney 2 days ago

    Angel Di Maria is a great player and will rediscover his best form for Manchester United after enduring a difficult time of late, captain Wayne Rooney said. The 27-year-old Argentine has done little to justify the British record transfer fee of 59.7 million pounds ($92 million) United spent to recruit the...
  • Chelsea salute rookie Kurt Zouma's role in League Cup final victory 2 days ago

    Jose Mourinho clearly saw Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen as Tottenham Hotspur's two chief League Cup final weapons and the way the pair were subdued played a key role in Chelsea's 2-0 Wembley triumph. Chelsea fans looked at each other in bewilderment when the teams were announced before kickoff on Sunday,...
  • Misfiring Manchester City must change and adapt 2 days ago

    If you were to ask Premier League fans which attacking players they would like their clubs to sign given a limitless budget, the likes of Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and David Silva would be at the top of most wish lists. Put them in a rigid 4-4-2 formation like...
  • Retaining title 'difficult', says Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini 3 days ago

    A dejected Manuel Pellegrini said it would be "difficult" for Manchester City to catch leaders Chelsea at the top of the Premier League after they succumbed to a 2-1 defeat against Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday. Champions City could have closed the deficit to two points with the west London side...
  • EPL: Giroud bounces back to score as Arsenal beat Everton 2-0 3 days ago

    London: Olivier Giroud bounced back from a wretched midweek performance in the Champions League to set Arsenal on their way to a 2-0 win over Everton that trimmed the gap to second-place Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday. The France striker, who missed several chances and was substituted early...
  • Philippe Coutinho's curler earns Liverpool 2-1 win over Manchester City 3 days ago

    Liverpool: Two superb curling efforts from Jordan Henderson and Philippe Coutinho handed Liverpool a 2-1 home win against Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday to deliver a thumping blow to Manuel Pellegrini's title aspirations. Henderson, who passed a late fitness test to feature in the match, bent in an...
  • Angel di Maria needs to adapt, says Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal 3 days ago

    London: Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal admitted on Sunday that he had no choice but to take off Angel di Maria after the club's new signing suffered the humiliation of being substituted at half-time during an English Premier League (EPL) match. Di Maria endured a torrid first half at Old...
  • Time to put lowly Aston Villa under pressure, says Tim Sherwood 3 days ago

    Tim Sherwood saw his Aston Villa side lose a seventh straight Premier League game on Saturday and then criticised predecessor Paul Lambert for letting the squad to have it too easy. Villa lost 1-0 at Newcastle United and the statistics make alarming reading for their fans, with the former European champions...
  • Wayne Rooney provides timely reminder of Manchester United worth 3 days ago

    Wayne Rooney provided a timely reminder to Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal that he can be a prolific Premier League goalscorer after he netted a brace in a 2-0 win against Sunderland to help United go third. Van Gaal restored Rooney to an advanced position after trialing him in a...
  • EPL: Saido Berahino strikes as West Brom beat Southampton 1-0 4 days ago

    West Bromwich: Saido Berahino struck after only two minutes Saturday to steer improving West Bromwich Albion to a 1-0 win over Southampton and extend their unbeaten run to five games. The striker netted his 17th goal of the season when he latched on to the ball and fired a firm left-foot...
  • Manchester United beat Sunderland 2-0, wrong player sent off 4 days ago

    Manchester:Wayne Rooney ended his eight-game Premier League scoring drought with a brace as Manchester United climbed back above Arsenal into third with a 2-0 victory against a dogged Sunderland on Saturday. United were booed during stages of another underwhelming first half at Old Trafford but Rooney, restored to his favoured forward...
  • EPL: Roberto Martinez wants Everton to 'enjoy' league matches 5 days ago

    Everton must try to change their cautious approach to matches and play with freedom if they are to start enjoying life in the Premier League, manager Roberto Martinez said on Friday. Everton, who are 12th in the Premier League table with 28 points from 26 matches, have endured an inconsistent season...
  • Chelsea made League Cup a serious competition: Jose Mourinho 5 days ago

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes winning the League Cup 10 years ago revolutionised the competition as Premier League clubs have since started to take it more seriously. Mourinho, whose side play Tottenham Hotspur in the final at Wembley on Sunday, claimed his first piece of silverware with Chelsea in 2005...
  • Robin van Persie set for long absence with ankle injury: Louis van Gaal 5 days ago

    Manchester: Manchester United could be without its first-choice striker for a critical stage of the season after Robin van Persie was ruled out for a "long time" by manager Louis van Gaal on Friday. The Netherlands international was hurt in United's 2-1 loss at Swansea last Saturday and left the Liberty...
  • EPL: Arsenal need 'strong response' against Everton, says Arsene Wenger 5 days ago

    London: Arsenal need to find a "strong response" against Everton in the Premier League on Sunday after their miserable Champions League defeat by AS Monaco, manager Arsene Wenger said. The Gunners' hopes of reaching the Champions League quarter-finals were shattered by the French side on Wednesday as Monaco romped to a...
  • Chelsea sign tire company Yokohama as new jersey sponsor 5 days ago

    London: Chelsea have signed Japanese tire manufacturer Yokohama as their new jersey sponsor in a deal that could be worth more than $300 million for the English Premier League leader. The Yokohama Rubber Company's branding will appear on Chelsea's kit from the start of the 2015-16 season, replacing South Korean electronics...
  • Aston Villa need six wins to avoid Premier League drop, says Tim Sherwood 6 days ago

    Aston Villa need six wins from their remaining 12 games to avoid relegation from the Premier League for the first time in their history, manager Tim Sherwood said on Thursday. Sherwood, who replaced Paul Lambert as manager earlier this month, tasted defeat in his first game in charge last weekend as...
  • Chelsea to appeal against Nemanja Matic red card v Burnley: report February 24, 2015

    London: Chelsea are to appeal against the red card shown to Nemanja Matic during Saturday's 1-1 Premier League home draw with Burnley, according to Sky Sports. Matic was sent off in the 70th minute at Stamford Bridge for his violent reaction to a studs-up challenge from Burnley's Ashley Barnes. But the FA...
  • Diego Simeone can be the Alex Ferguson of Spain, says Tiago February 23, 2015

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid's players are hoping coach Diego Simeone can become the club's equivalent of Alex Ferguson, midfielder Tiago has said amid reports the Argentine is poised to sign a multi-year contract extension. Simeone, who took over at the end of 2011, has a deal with the Spanish champions until June...
  • Younger brother of Eden Hazard leaves Chelsea for Germany February 23, 2015

    London: The younger brother of Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has left the Premier League club and joined German team Borussia Moenchengladbach. The 21-year-old Thorgan Hazard didn't play a competitive match for Chelsea after signing in 2012 - in the same summer as Eden joined from Lille. Thorgan Hazard spent two full seasons...
  • Jose Mourinho queries English refereeing standards February 23, 2015

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho made a surprise appearance on a British soccer television show on Sunday, to query the standard of refereeing he has seen this season. Mourinho, whose side drew 1-1 at home to Burnley on Saturday, was frustrated that referee Martin Atkinson sent off Nemanja Matic in the...
  • Coutinho, Sterling score as Liverpool beat Southampton 2-0 in Premier League February 23, 2015

    A goal in each half from Philippe Coutinho and Raheem Sterling gave Liverpool a hard fought 2-0 win over Southampton at St. Mary's in the Premier League on Sunday. Coutinho collected a pass 25 yards out before curling a tremendous strike beyond the reach of outstretched Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster in...
  • Everton and Leicester draw 2-2 in Premier League February 22, 2015

    Liverpool: Everton's struggles with holding the lead in the Premier League were once again on display on Sunday at Goodison Park where the home side was held to a 2-2 draw by relegation-threatened Leicester City. Everton, which took the lead through Gary Naismith in the 57th minute, has now dropped a...
  • Tottenham Hotspurs salvage 2-2 draw vs West Ham in Premier League February 22, 2015

    London: Harry Kane rescued a Premier League point for Tottenham on Sunday by scoring with the last kick of the game for a 2-2 draw against fierce London rival West Ham. The in-form striker struck in the sixth minute of injury time, scoring from the rebound after having his penalty saved...
  • Listless Manchester United finally run out of luck February 22, 2015

    Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal lamented his team's "missed chances" in Saturday's 2-1 Premier League defeat at Swansea but the reality is that his side could only ride their luck for so long. The Dutchman praised his team's second-half overwhelming possession dominance which did not produce a single clear-cut opportunity...