English Premier League

  • Sporting Lisbon to sell Marcos Rojo to Manchester United 9 hours 27 minutes ago

    Sporting have agreed to sell Argentina's World Cup left back Marcos Rojo to Manchester United while Nani will move the other way as he joins the Portuguese side on loan. Sporting said in a statement to Portugal's Market Securities Commission that the Premier League side would pay 20 million euros ($26.64...
  • Cesc Fabregas master class backs up Mourinho move Yesterday

    Lodon: Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas provided a swift demonstration of why Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was so keen to bring him back to the Premier League as he orchestrated Monday's 3-1 season-opening win at Burnley in commanding fashion. Fabregas spent seven seasons in England with Arsenal before making a move, three...
  • Jose Mourinho hopes Petr Cech stays despite losing Chelsea spot Yesterday

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said he hoped goalkeeper Petr Cech will stay loyal to the club despite losing the starting spot to Belgian Thibaut Courtois. Courtois, 22, who has returned to Chelsea from a successful loan spell with Atletico Madrid, was Mourinho's choice for the club's Premier League opener on Monday,...
  • Michael Owen sees good times ahead for Manchester United and Liverpool Yesterday

    Manchester United will return to the top four of the Premier League this season but it is only Liverpool that can challenge for the title, according to former England striker Michael Owen who played for both clubs. After contrasting campaigns last season and differing fortunes in their opening league matches this...
  • Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs out for three weeks Yesterday

    Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs will miss both legs of the Champions League playoff against Besiktas after being ruled out for up three weeks with a hamstring injury. The left back was hurt in Saturday's 2-1 win over Crystal Palace, Arsenal's opening match of the Premier League season. Nacho Monreal will likely...
  • Fabregas impresses, Costa scores in Chelsea's 3-1 win at Burnley Yesterday

    Burnley: New signings Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas made an instant impact for Chelsea as they launched their Premier League title bid with a confident 3-1 win at promoted Burnley on Monday. Former Arsenal midfielder Fabregas, brought in from Barcelona during the close season, was influential throughout the game, having a...
  • As Manchester United owners cash in, need to buy stars grows Yesterday

    London: With new investors to attract and a team in need of strengthening to appease disgruntled fans, it's a busy August at Manchester United as England's biggest club tries to push deals over the line on two fronts. In Manchester, new manager Louis van Gaal has been evaluating the state of...
  • Crystal Palace fined for lack of 'good faith' towards Cardiff Yesterday

    London: Crystal Palace have been fined an undisclosed fee for showing a lack of "good faith" towards Cardiff City last season, the Premier League announced on Monday. Cardiff, who were relegated to the second-tier Championship after one season, complained that their starting line-up had been leaked to Palace before their match...
  • Manchester United's woes laid bare in opening day defeat 2 days ago

    In Louis van Gaal Manchester United have the big name manager, but 90 minutes of struggle against Swansea City proved that the 20-times English champions are still without the players required to bury the memory of last season's horror show. Dutchman van Gaal was drafted into Old Trafford in a bid...
  • Manuel Pellegrini wary of second-season collapse 2 days ago

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini remains wary of avoiding another "disaster" the season after winning a Premier League title, despite the comfortable nature of Sunday's opening 2-0 victory at Newcastle United. Three years ago, City claimed their first top-flight title in 44 years under Italian Roberto Mancini but were off the...
  • Per Mertesacker on standby for Arsenal's European qualifier 2 days ago

    London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is considering bringing defender Per Mertesacker back from his post-World Cup layoff early as injury cover for Tuesday's Champions League first leg playoff against Besiktas. Mertesacker and his Germany team mates Mesut Ozil and Lukas Podolski were given the extended break by Wenger after the World...
  • Manchester City start EPL title defense with 2-0 win over Newcastle 2 days ago

    England: Manchester City began their Premier League title defense with a 2-0 victory over Newcastle on Sunday, with goals by David Silva and Sergio Aguero putting the champions on top of the fledgling standings. With a professional, assured start to the season, City showed at St. James' Park why they will...
  • Sterling, Sturridge get Liverpool off to winning start in EPL 2 days ago

    Daniel Sturridge ensured Liverpool began the post-Luis Suarez era in victorious fashion, scoring a late goal to seal a 2-1 win over Southampton in their first match of the Premier League season on Sunday. Much will be expected of Sturridge this season after the summer departure of his strike partner and...
  • Millen wants Palace job after making Arsenal scrap 3 days ago

    Crystal Palace caretaker manager Keith Millen said he wanted the job on a full-time basis after his resilient team made Arsenal scrap all the way before snatching a 2-1 victory on Saturday. Palace, rocked by the surprise departure of manager Tony Pulis on Thursday by mutual consent, looked set to take...
  • Everton fear for Barkley after scan shows ligament tear 3 days ago

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez is concerned about the severity of a knee injury to Ross Barkley after a scan revealed a tear in England midfielder's medial ligament. The 20-year-old was injured in training and played no part in Saturday's 2-2 draw at promoted Leicester City on the opening day of the...
  • Aaron Ramsey ends Arsenal's 5-year wait for opening win in EPL 3 days ago

    London: Aaron Ramsey gave Arsenal a winning start to the Premier League for the first time in five years on Saturday, grabbing a stoppage-time goal in a 2-1 victory over manager-less Crystal Palace. Ramsey emerged as a scoring force in midfield last season, and carried on where he left off with...
  • Manchester United need to learn to cope with pressure: Louis van Gaal 3 days ago

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said his team need to learn to cope with pressure after they slumped to a 2-1 home defeat to Swansea City on the opening day of the Premier League season. United enjoyed an unbeaten pre-season tour of the United States beating rivals Liverpool and European...
  • Liverpool sign Spain defender Alberto Moreno 3 days ago

    Liverpool: Liverpool say they have signed Spain defender Alberto Moreno from Sevilla on a "long-term deal." The 22-year old Moreno, who has played three times for Spain, says on the club's website that "in my view, Liverpool are the best club in England" and that "I couldn't waste an opportunity to...
  • West Brom, Sunderland open EPL season with 2-2 draw 3 days ago

    England: Sebastian Larsson scored a late equaliser as Sunderland snatched a 2-2 draw at West Bromwich Albion in their Premier League opener on Saturday. Jordi Gomez found Patrick van Aanholt down the left and his cut-back was deftly diverted past goalkeeper Ben Foster by Larsson from close range in the 85th...
  • Stoke sign Victor Moses on loan from Chelsea 3 days ago

    England: Stoke have signed winger Victor Moses on a season-long loan from Chelsea. The 23-year-old Nigeria international has struggled to make an impact at Stamford Bridge since moving from Wigan in 2012 and spent last season on loan at Liverpool. Stoke chief executive Tony Scholes says Moses "will certainly add to our...
  • Swansea upset Manchester United 1-2 in Van Gaal's debut 3 days ago

    Manchester: Louis van Gaal made a losing start to his Premier League career with Manchester United on Saturday, with Swansea winning 2-1 to become the first away team since 1972 to open the season with a victory at Old Trafford. Gylfi Sigurdsson seized on poor defending to net the Welsh club's...
  • Everton suffer Barkley injury blow 4 days ago

    Everton have been dealt a major blow on the eve of the Premier League season with England midfielder Ross Barkley facing up to six weeks out with a leg injury suffered in training on Friday, according to British media reports. The 20-year-old will undergo scans on Saturday to determine the full...
  • Didier Drogba gets number 11 Chelsea shirt back 4 days ago

    Didier Drogba praised an Oscar performance on Friday when the returning Chelsea great was handed the number 11 shirt he made famous during his first spell at Stamford Bridge. Drogba displaces the Brazil international who instead took the number eight jersey vacated by Manchester City loan signing Frank Lampard after the...
  • EPL: Louis van Gaal confident of Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney 4 days ago

    Manchester: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has urged Wayne Rooney not to let the burden of the club's captaincy weigh heavily on his shoulders. Van Gaal handed the armband to Rooney and he will skipper the Red Devils for the first time in a competitive match in their Premier League...
  • Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany not worried about relapse 4 days ago

    Champions Manchester City will avoid the hangover that hampered their previous Premier League title defence, captain Vincent Kompany said on Friday on the eve of the new season. When Sergio Aguero's dramatic late winner, with virtually the last kick of the game against Queens Park Rangers, snatched the 2011-12 title from...
  • Goalkeeping strength makes Chelsea contenders says Mourinho 4 days ago

    London: Chelsea have two of the best three goalkeepers in the world, which will help make them serious contenders to win the Premier League this season, their manager Jose Mourinho told a news conference on Friday. Ahead of Monday's opening game away to newly promoted Burnley, he refused to say whether...
  • Liverpool will benefit from new belief , says manager Brendan Rodgers 4 days ago

    Liverpool can take confidence from last season into the new campaign starting this weekend despite missing out on a first English championship for 24 years, manager Brendan Rodgers said on Friday. With three games to play last April, the Merseyside club were hot favourites to win the title for the first...
  • Arsene Wenger eyes further signings after serene summer 4 days ago

    Arsenal could strengthen their squad again before the transfer window closes, although manager Arsene Wenger may wait until after they have guaranteed a place in the Champions League. The Gunners, who face Turkish club Besiktas in the first leg of their playoff round tie next Tuesday, have been busy, signing striker...
  • EPL Team Preview: Avoiding relegation the aim for promoted Leicester 5 days ago

    England: Leicester were once an established member of the Premier League, securing four straight top-10 finishes from 1997-2000 and winning the League Cup twice during that four-year spell. Regaining that status is the aim of the Midlands club now that they are back in the country's top tier for the first...