ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

  • EPL: Roberto Martinez wants Everton to 'enjoy' league matches 13 hours 21 minutes 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 13 hours 31 minutes 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 14 hours 5 minutes 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 18 hours 30 minutes 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 19 hours 49 minutes 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 Yesterday

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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...
  • Manchester United 'forgot to score' against Swansea, says Van Gaal 6 days ago

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal was frustrated his side "forgot to score" against Swansea City but believes they were unlucky to lose 2-1 in the Premier League on Saturday. United's scratchy performances this season have received criticism but Van Gaal insisted on Friday that his team would be top of...
  • Manchester City rout Newcastle United 5-0 in EPL 6 days ago

    Manchester City regained their attacking swagger in time for the visit of Barcelona in the Champions League by thrashing Newcastle 5-0 on Saturday, and trimming the gap to English Premier League leader Chelsea to five points. The champions were 3-0 ahead within 21 minutes through goals by Sergio Aguero - from...
  • Arsenal beat Crystal Palace 2-1 to move up to third in EPL 6 days ago

    London: Arsenal climbed to third in the English Premier League following a 2-1 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday. The Gunners were awarded a penalty in the seventh minute after league debutant Pape Souare felled Danny Welbeck in the area. Santi Cazorla converted the spot kick for his seventh goal of...
  • EPL: Manchester United lose 2-1 to Swansea City 6 days ago

    Swansea: Manchester United lost for only the second time since November as Swansea came from behind to win 2-1 in the Premier League on Saturday. Jonjo Shelvey grabbed the winner for Swansea in the 73rd minute, scoring a deflected shot from 25 meters to complete a league double for the Welsh...
  • India can be market for EPL friendlies: Sunderland official 6 days ago

    Kolkata: Observing that football was coming of age in India, Graham Robinson, head of international football development in Sunderland AFC, on Saturday said the country has the potential to be a market for pre-season friendlies for EPL clubs. As a part of the Kolkata Goalz - a global collaborative project between...
  • West Ham United fined for disorderly behaviour 1 week ago

    London: West Ham United have been fined 30,000 pounds ($46,134) for failing to control their players during the 0-0 draw with Southampton, the Football Association (FA) said on Friday. West Ham players surrounded the referee after he sent off goalkeeper Adrian for handling the ball outside the penalty area at St...
  • Jose Mourinho urges referees to protect Chelsea winger Hazard 1 week ago

    Eden Hazard has asked Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho to find him shin pads that also protect the back of his legs after suffering a record number of fouls in the Premier League and European competition this season. Mourinho, who urged referees to offer the tricky Belgium forward more protection, said Hazard...
  • EPL: Selection dilemma for Manchester City as Bony prepares for debut 1 week ago

    Manchester: Five weeks after his big-money transfer to Manchester City, Wilfried Bony is ready to play his first match for the English champions and give manager Manuel Pellegrini a selection dilemma up front. Bony became one of the most expensive African players of all time when he joined City from Swansea...
  • Jose Mourinho 'ashamed' by racist Chelsea fans 1 week ago

    England: Jose Mourinho felt ashamed by racist fans who pushed a black passenger off a metro train in Paris and he hopes the victim will accept an invitation to watch a game at Stamford Bridge to prove such behaviour was not a reflection of the real Chelsea. The man, named only...
  • Arsenal must be ready to storm the Palace, says Arsene Wenger 1 week ago

    Arsenal must brace themselves for an "intense" battle against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday when they try to break into the Premier League's top four, manager Arsene Wenger said. Arsenal, who have 45 points from 25 matches and trail fourth-placed Southampton by a single point, travel to a rejuvenated...
  • Ramsey out to become QPR's dream manager by avoiding drop February 19, 2015

    Queens Park Rangers manager Chris Ramsey is under no illusions that he is the club's "dream" candidate to lead the team but said he could become just that if he keeps the Premier League strugglers in the top flight. The 52-year-old was promoted from coach to caretaker manager following Harry Redknapp's...
  • Louis Van Gaal warned by FA over referee comments February 18, 2015

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has been warned as to his future conduct following comments he made about the referee after his team's 0-0 FA Cup draw at Cambridge United, the FA said on Wednesday. The 63-year-old Dutchman said everything had been against United during the fourth-round match last month...
  • The 'penny's dropped' for revived Mario Balotelli, says Brendan Rodgers February 15, 2015

    London: Brendan Rodgers watched Mario Balotelli break into a rare smile after his latest major contribution to a Liverpool triumph on Saturday and reflected with satisfaction: "I think the penny's dropped." 'At last', the Liverpool manager might have been tempted to add. After the wholly underwhelming start to life at Anfield,...
  • Diego Costa bemoans exaggerated reaction to challenges February 14, 2015

    Under-fire striker Diego Costa, set to return for Chelsea's Champions League tie at Paris St Germain on Tuesday following a three-match ban, believes his on-field challenges sometimes provoke "exaggerated reactions". The Brazilian-born Spanish international was heavily criticised after incurring a suspension for stamping on Liverpool's Emre Can in a League Cup...
  • Ramsey gets permanent QPR job until end of season February 14, 2015

    Queens Park Rangers have appointed caretaker boss Chris Ramsey as manager until the end of the season, the Premier League strugglers said on Friday. The 52-year-old has limited coaching experience but has impressed the squad since taking over from Harry Redknapp who resigned last week. He steered QPR to their...
  • Manchester United system still giving Louis van Gaal a headache February 13, 2015

    London: Louis van Gaal came under fresh attack on Friday over his style of play at Manchester United and acknowledged he was still struggling to come up with a preferred system. Former England midfielder Paul Scholes labelled recent performances under the Dutch manager as "miserable" and questioned whether he was prepared...