ENGLISH PREMIERE LEAGUE

  • Defiant Jose Mourinho defends Chelsea against 'boring' jibes Yesterday

    London: Jose Mourinho has again refuted criticism that his team plays dull football after Arsenal fans jeered them with chants of "Boring, boring Chelsea" during the London derby on Sunday. The Premier League leaders relied on a watertight defence to earn a 0-0 draw at The Emirates and are within six...
  • Chelsea midfielder Oscar out of hospital after head knock Yesterday

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says Oscar has been discharged from the hospital following a knock to the head during a Premier League match and will travel with the squad for a game on Wednesday. The Brazil midfielder was injured about 15 minutes into the 0-0 draw at Arsenal when goalkeeper...
  • Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could miss rest of season Yesterday

    England: Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could miss the final month of the season because of his ongoing injury problems, depriving the Premier League club of their most potent scorer as it chases Champions League qualification. The England international has been out since April 8 with hip and thigh injuries, after already...
  • Chelsea's Oscar taken to hospital after collision in derby Yesterday

    London: Chelsea's Brazil playmaker Oscar was taken to hospital after being clattered by Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina during the 0-0 Premier League draw at the Emirates on Sunday. Oscar was played in by Cesc Fabregas in the 16th minute of the London derby and after dinking the ball over the outrushing...
  • Eden Hazard wins England's PFA player of the year award Yesterday

    London: Chelsea's Belgium forward Eden Hazard won England's PFA player of the year award ahead of Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane and Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea on Sunday. England striker Kane, 21, was voted young player of the year at the Professional Footballers' Association awards dinner with Hazard, 24, second...
  • EPL: Chelsea close in on title after goalless draw against Arsenal 2 days ago

    London: Chelsea's pursuit of the Premier League trophy will go into May after the runaway leaders drew 0-0 at Arsenal on Sunday with a cautious, ultra-defensive display. By protecting a 10-point lead over Manchester City and Arsenal, Chelsea can secure their first title in five years by beating Leicester on Wednesday...
  • We were out-fought by Everton, says Van Gaal 2 days ago

    Louis van Gaal accused his Manchester United players of being out-fought in a 3-0 defeat at Everton on Sunday that left the Premier League top-four door slightly ajar for Liverpool. Victory at Goodison Park would have all but guaranteed a return to the Champions League for United after this season's absence...
  • Manchester United go down to fourth after humiliating loss to Everton 2 days ago

    Liverpool: Manchester United's top-four aspirations suffered a setback as Louis van Gaal's side were blown away 3-0 by clinical Everton in the Premier League on Sunday. First-half goals from James McCarthy and John Stones put hosts Everton in control at Goodison Park and substitute Kevin Mirallas sealed victory on the counter-attack...
  • Manchester United will win title within two years: Louis van Gaal 2 days ago

    Manchester: English football club Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal on Sunday said he is confident that he will guide the team to the Premier League title before his contract expires in 2017. The 63-year-old signed a three-year deal at Old Trafford last summer, revealing in March that the job will...
  • EPL: Manchester City, Leicester win as Liverpool draw 2 days ago

    Leicester City continued to do their best Houdini impression on Saturday as they escaped the Premier League drop zone for the first time since November while Manchester City went up to second spot with a thrilling win. A battling 1-0 triumph at bottom club Burnley gave Leicester their fourth consecutive league...
  • Manchester City beat Aston Vila 3-2 to move to second place in EPL 2 days ago

    Manchester: Fernandinho volleyed in an 89th-minute winner as Manchester City beat Aston Villa 3-2 to cement a place in the English Premier League's top four for the soon-to-be-deposed champions. Sergio Aguero pounced on an early mistake by goalkeeper Brad Guzan to give City a third-minute lead, and Aleksandar Kolarov made it...
  • Sunderland draw to drop into Premier League relegation zone 3 days ago

    England: Sunderland failed to take advantage of scoring after 59 seconds by drawing 1-1 at Stoke to drop into the Premier League's relegation zone on Saturday. Connor Wickham pounced on an error by Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic to put Sunderland ahead inside the first minute at Britannia Stadium. Stoke equalized in the...
  • Watford back in Premier League after 8-year absence 3 days ago

    Watford sealed their return to the Premier League following an eight-year absence after winning on Saturday and seeing their promotion rivals stumble in England's second tier. With one game remaining, Watford cannot be denied a top-two finish in the League Championship. Watford beat Brighton 2-0 away to stay top of the league,...
  • Liverpool's Champions League hopes take another hit with a 0-0 draw at West Brom 3 days ago

    Liverpool's chances of qualifying for the Champions League took another hit with a 0-0 draw at West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Saturday. Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard played in his 500th Premier League match but it ended in disappointment, with Jordon Ibe coming closest to snatching victory for the...
  • EPL: Tottenham Hotspur climb to fifth spot after 2-2 draw against Southampton 3 days ago

    London: Tottenham Hotspur fought back to draw 2-2 with Southampton and climb to fifth in the Premier League as the close battle for Europa League qualification intensified on Saturday. Graziano Pelle put Southampton ahead after 29 minutes but Erik Lamela grabbed an equaliser for Spurs just before halftime. Pelle's thumping 65th-minute header...
  • Marouane Fellaini contemplated Manchester United exit after difficult season 3 days ago

    London: Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini contemplated leaving the club after a disappointing debut season but the towering Belgian believes he is now reaping the rewards of fighting for his place at Old Trafford. The 27-year-old Fellaini joined United in a 27 million-pound ($41 million) deal from Everton in 2013 to become...
  • Liverpool need 'top-level striker', says Brendan Rodgers 3 days ago

    Liverpool need a top-level striker who can play every week and Daniel Sturridge could lose his role as the club's leading man after an injury-hit season, manager Brendan Rodgers has said. Liverpool scored 101 Premier League goals last season, with Sturridge and Luis Suarez netting 52 between them to help Rodgers's...
  • Louis van Gaal thinks Ryan Giggs will be next Manchester United manager 3 days ago

    Manchester: Louis van Gaal has said he believes Ryan Giggs will succeed him as Manchester United manager. Van Gaal, 63, is nearing the end of his first season in charge at Old Trafford and is contracted to the club until 2017. "I expect that he will be the next manager after I...
  • Rafael da Silva adds to Manchester United injury woes 4 days ago

    Manchester United have suffered yet another defensive injury with right-back Rafael da Silva ruled out for the rest of the season after breaking his ribs. Manager Louis van Gaal told MUTV that the Brazilian suffered the injury in an Under-21 match against Leicester this week. United, who lie in third place, a...
  • Mourinho plays down his supremacy over Wenger 4 days ago

    Chelsea may be two wins away from regaining the Premier League title, but manager Jose Mourinho insists he is taking nothing for granted -- including his unblemished record against Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. The London rivals meet on Sunday with Chelsea 10 points clear at the top of the table. Victory...
  • Roberto Martinez wants celebration of former chairman against Manchester United 4 days ago

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez wants Sunday's home game against Manchester United to be a tribute to former chairman Philip Carter, who died aged 87 on Thursday, having overseen some of the club's most successful years. Carter was in charge when Everton won the FA Cup, the European Cup Winners Cup and...
  • Aston Villa warn Jack Grealish over nitrous oxide allegations 4 days ago

    Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has warned Jack Grealish about his future behaviour after the teenage midfielder was pictured in a national newspaper allegedly taking nitrous oxide. Year-old images published by The Sun appeared to show Grealish taking the substance that is described as a legal 'high'. "I spoke to Jack first...
  • EPL: Arsenal look to delay Chelsea's title coronation 4 days ago

    Manchester: With Chelsea holding a 10-point lead in the Premier League with six games left, it's surely no longer a question of whether the team will win the title. To many, it's about when it will happen. Beat Arsenal on Sunday in a match between the league's top two teams and Chelsea...
  • Sunderland's Adam Johnson charged with under-age sex offences 5 days ago

    London: Sunderland and England midfielder Adam Johnson has been charged with four offences concerning sex with an under-age girl, a prosecutor said on Thursday. "Following an investigation by Durham Police, I have today authorised police to charge Adam Johnson, aged 27, with four offences under the Sexual Offences Act 2003," said...
  • Arsene Wenger not worried by poor record against Jose Mourinho 5 days ago

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is ready to put an end to his winless run against Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho when the Premier League leaders visit the Emirates Stadium on Sunday in a top-of-the-table clash. Leaders Chelsea are 10 points clear of second-placed Arsenal with six games remaining this season but Wenger,...
  • Jordan Henderson signs new long-term deal with Liverpool 5 days ago

    Liverpool vice-captain Jordan Henderson has committed his future to the Reds by signing a new long-term contract, the Premier League club said on Thursday. No details were given on the Liverpool website but media reports indicated the midfielders' deal was for five years and worth at least 100,000 pounds ($150,000) a...
  • Liverpool renew Standard Chartered sponsorship deal 6 days ago

    Liverpool have extended their sponsorship deal with Standard Chartered Bank for three more years to the end of the 2018-19 season, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday. The bank signed up as Liverpool's main sponsor in July 2010, and its logo has been on the team shirt for five seasons. The...
  • Radamel Falcao's future at Manchester United still unsure 1 week ago

    Monaco vice president Vadim Vasilyev says Manchester United will wait until the end of the season to decide whether to use its option to buy loan striker Radamel Falcao. Vasilyev told local newspaper Nice Matin that he recently met with United officials, and they remain perplexed following the Colombia forward's poor...
  • Manchester United defender Chris Smalling extends contract to 2019 1 week ago

    England: Manchester United says defender Chris Smalling has signed a new contract to keep him at the club until 2019. The 25-year-old Smalling, who has won the English Premier League twice and played 147 times since signing for United in 2010, says, "this is a very exciting time to be at...
  • No fracture for Manchester City's David Silva April 20, 2015

    London: Manchester City playmaker David Silva has been given the all-clear by doctors after it was feared he may have fractured his cheekbone. The Spain midfielder went to hospital after suffering a facial injury during the 2-0 Premier League victory over West Ham United on Sunday. Silva received treatment for nearly 10...