EPL

  • Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has broken rib Yesterday

    Manchester: Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera broke a rib in the 2-1 win against West Ham at Old Trafford on Saturday. United couldn't say on Tuesday how long Herrera will be out. The injury forced Herrara, an offseason signing from Athletic Bilbao, to be substituted in the 74th minute. He is the 10th...
  • Diego Costa: the missing piece in the Chelsea jigsaw Yesterday

    One of the more favoured words of Sky Sports football commentators is "barnstorming". If, like me, much of your weekend evenings are spent in front of the television set, being transported to various football stadiums across the length and breadth of the United Kingdom, chances are you would be very...
  • Manchester United exploring friendlies during season Yesterday

    London: Manchester United are looking at playing lucrative friendlies overseas to fill the midweek void left by the absence of European football this season and the early League Cup exit. The record 20-time English champions have forecast a 10 per cent drop in revenue in 2014-15 after they failed to qualify...
  • Crouch scores as Stoke beat Newcastle 1-0 in Premier League Yesterday

    Stoke: Peter Crouch headed in the only goal as Stoke beat Newcastle 1-0 for their first home victory of the season in the Premier League, ratcheting up the pressure on visiting manager Alan Pardew. Crouch rose above Fabricio Coloccini to head in a cross from Victor Moses in the 15th minute,...
  • Sent off Rooney says he is more mature now 3 days ago

    London: Manchester United and England captain Wayne Rooney claimed to be "a lot more mature on the pitch" in an interview conducted for the Sunday Times a few days before he was sent off against West Ham United on Saturday. Rooney left his team a man short for the last half...
  • EPL: Saido Berahino nets twice as West Brom thrash Burnley 4-0 3 days ago

    Saido Berahino's brace powered West Bromwich Albion past Burnley 4-0 Sunday in the Premier League to seal their third win in a week. The striker pounced in each half after Craig Dawson opened the scoring to condemn the Clarets to their third league defeat. Graham Dorrans then added a fourth with a...
  • Diego Costa's hamstrings as precious as his goals for Chelsea 3 days ago

    His hamstrings may be suspect but Diego Costa's marksmanship remains unerringly reliable as he continues to be the driving force behind Chelsea's pre-eminence in the Premier League. After his eighth goal in six games, a thunderous header, continued Costa's unprecedented start to any Premier League career and helped Chelsea cement a...
  • Arsenal have injury concerns ahead of big week 3 days ago

    Arsenal face an injury crisis as they approach two crucial fixtures over the next week following the loss of three more players in the 1-1 Premier League draw against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. With his team due to meet Galatasaray and Chelsea, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has fresh concerns over Mikel...
  • Mauricio Pochettino happier than Wenger after derby draw 3 days ago

    Mauricio Pochettino said this week he would like to stay at Tottenham Hotspur for as long as Arsene Wenger has been at Arsenal and performances like the one Spurs produced in the 1-1 draw at the Emirates on Saturday can only help his cause. Tottenham, who so often come to the...
  • EPL: Arsenal grab late equaliser for a 1-1 draw against Tottenham 4 days ago

    London: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's equaliser in the second half gave Arsenal a 1-1 draw against Tottenham in the English Premier League on Saturday. Spurs forward Erik Lamela failed to clear in the 74th minute and the ball ricocheted around the penalty area before falling to Oxlade-Chamberlain, who lashed the ball in from...
  • Wayne Rooney deserved red, says relieved Louis van Gaal 4 days ago

    London: Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney deserved the sending-off that jeopardised his side's nervy 2-1 Premier League win over West Ham United on Saturday, his manager Louis van Gaal said. The Dutchman stopped short of condemning the England captain for an inexplicably rash challenge, though, hailing his players' attitude to secure...
  • Edin Dzeko nets double as Manchester City beat Hull 4-2 in EPL 4 days ago

    Hull: Manchester City threw away an early two-goal lead before recovering to beat Hull 4-2 Saturday for their first win in four Premier League matches. Edin Dzeko scored twice and Frank Lampard grabbed his fourth goal in three games. City looked to have sealed the points early on at the KC Stadium...
  • Manchester United hold on to beat West Ham after Rooney red 4 days ago

    Manchester: Captain Wayne Rooney was sent off after scoring but 10-man Manchester United clung on to beat West Ham 2-1 in the Premier League on Saturday. It was just United's second victory in seven matches under Louis van Gaal, coming a week after a humbling loss at newly-promoted Leicester. It had...
  • Costa's 8th EPL goal gives Chelsea a 3-0 win over Aston Villa 4 days ago

    London: Diego Costa scored his eighth goal in six Premier League games to help give Chelsea a 3-0 win over Aston Villa on Saturday and consolidate top spot in the standings. Costa headed in the second goal in the 59th minute after Oscar had put Chelsea ahead in the seventh minute...
  • EPL: Everton grab 1-1 draw at Liverpool in Merseyside derby 4 days ago

    Liverpool: Everton defender Phil Jagielka fired in a stoppage-time equalizer to clinch a 1-1 draw in the 223rd Merseyside derby on Saturday and extend Liverpool's winless run to three Premier League matches. Jagielka unleashed a half-volley from outside the penalty area just when it appeared captain Steven Gerrard had secured Liverpool's...
  • EPL: Struggling Manchester United eye comeback against West Ham 4 days ago

    On a day of derbies in north London and Merseyside, the fate of Manchester United will be the most anticipated result on Saturday. United host West Ham having won just one of their opening five Premier League games, including a 5-3 collapse at Leicester last weekend. "It's happened, it's about overcoming...
  • I am powerless to stop Spain selecting Costa, says Jose Mourinho 5 days ago

    It is not often that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho declares: "I am nobody" but he did on Friday when he said he was powerless to stop Spain calling up Diego Costa for international duty despite the striker's injury problems. Asked if he would rather Costa, who has been struggling with a...
  • Arsene Wenger taking nothing for granted against Spurs 5 days ago

    Arsenal have only lost six times to Tottenham Hotspur in 43 matches since Arsene Wenger became their manager nearly 18 years ago, but the Frenchman is taking nothing for granted before the first north London derby of the season on Saturday. "North London derbies are always very intense and the players...
  • Spurs need to be more aggressive, says manager Mauricio Pochettino 6 days ago

    Tottenham Hotspur will need to be more aggressive and play with heart and hunger against north London rivals Arsenal at the Emirates on Saturday, according to manager Mauricio Pochettino. Without a Premier League win since beating QPR 4-0 on Aug. 24, Spurs have lost their last two home league games and...
  • Spooked Roberto Martinez makes case for Everton defence 6 days ago

    London: Everton's defensive woes are cause for concern but manager Roberto Martinez is hoping his porous side will paper over the cracks against Liverpool in the Merseyside derby at Anfield on Saturday. Fourteenth-placed Everton have shipped 17 goals after seven matches in all competitions this season, the most since the 1994-95...
  • Liverpool must learn from defensive mistakes, says Toure 6 days ago

    Liverpool must learn lessons from their recent defensive mistakes and use Saturday's Merseyside derby against Everton to re-boot their title challenge, according to defender Kolo Toure. Three defeats in five games during which they have conceded eight goals have left Liverpool in 11th place, seven points adrift of leaders Chelsea, but...
  • EPL: The mighty 'Blues' of London 1 week ago

    One glance across the leading newspapers of England and you will find a popular opinion which seemingly grows with each passing day. "My word, Chelsea are looking strong this year." Backed...
  • Liverpool's Rodgers backs Steven Gerrard amid fears over form 1 week ago

    London: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he has no concerns about the form of captain Steven Gerrard after a series of ineffective displays prompted calls from fans and pundits that it is time to reconsider his role in the team. At 34 years old, Gerrard is entering the period in most...
  • Liverpool granted planning permission for Anfield expansion September 23, 2014

    London: Eighteen-times English champions Liverpool have been granted planning permission for phase one of the expansion of their Anfield stadium, Liverpool city council announced on Tuesday. Phase one of the project will see the Main Stand expanded with a further 8,500 seats, taking the capacity of Liverpool's iconic stadium to 54,000. A...
  • Manchester United need massive investment on new players, says Neville September 23, 2014

    Manchester United, who spent 150 million pounds ($245.18 million) on new players in the summer, might need to spend another 100 million pounds before they can compete for the Premier League title, according to former defender Phil Neville. United's defenders have been savaged in the media after squandering a 3-1 lead...
  • West Ham's Cheikhou Kouyate out for six weeks September 23, 2014

    West Ham United could be without midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate for up to six weeks after he suffered an injury in the Premier League win against Liverpool at the weekend, the London club's coowner David Gold said on Monday. The powerful 24yearold Senegal international was injured towards the end of his side's...
  • Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy out for 3 months September 22, 2014

    London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says defender Mathieu Debuchy will be out for about three months with an ankle injury. The France right back injured his left ankle this month in a Premier League match against Manchester City. Wenger says Debuchy's surgery "went well," and adds that offseason signing Calum Chambers should...
  • Manchester United tweet by Mario Balotelli triggers racist abuse September 22, 2014

    Mario Balotelli found himself on the receiving end of yet more racist abuse on Sunday after a jokey reference to Manchester United FC's shock defeat by Leicester City sparked a flurry of invective on social media. Police later confirmed they were looking into the abuse that had come the Liverpool striker's...
  • Emotional Frank Lampard lost for words after scoring against Chelsea September 22, 2014

    Manchester: An emotional Frank Lampard admitted he felt like a man trapped between two worlds after scoring Manchester City's equaliser against former club Chelsea in Sunday's 11 Premier League draw. The 36yearold midfielder, who left Chelsea at the end of last season, came on as a secondhalf substitute at the Etihad...