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  • Diego Costa nets double as Chelsea beat Everton 6-3 in a goal-fest 8 hours 9 minutes ago

    England: Chelsea scored twice inside the opening three minutes and three more times in a chaotic 11-minute spell in the second half on their way to a wild 6-3 win over Everton on Saturday, clinching a third straight Premier League victory. Diego Costa began the rout with a goal after 34...
  • EPL: Stoke stun Manchester City at home, Swansea win again 9 hours 43 minutes ago

    Mame Diouf scored a spectacular solo goal to give Stoke a surprising 1-0 win over defending champion Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday. Diouf received the ball on the edge of his own area and ran the length of the pitch before slotting a low shot between the legs...
  • Alex Song joins West Ham on loan from Barcelona 11 hours 52 minutes ago

    Spain: Alex Song is returning to the Premier League after Barcelona agreed to loan the Cameroon midfielder to West Ham. Barcelona say they have loaned Song out for this season. Song played for Arsenal for five seasons before joining Barcelona in 2011. He made 65 appearances in two seasons with Barcelona, mainly...
  • Winless Manchester United held to a goalless draw by Burnley 12 hours 34 minutes ago

    England: Angel Di Maria's promising debut failed to inspire lacklustre Manchester United to a first win of the season on Saturday as Burnley held on for a 0-0 draw in the Premier League. The Argentina midfielder, signed for a British-record fee of 59.7 million pounds ($99 million) from Real Madrid on...
  • Daniel Agger leaves Liverpool to return to Brondby 15 hours 6 minutes ago

    Liverpool: Denmark defender Daniel Agger has left Liverpool after more than eight years to return to former club Brondby. Agger played 232 games for Liverpool since joining from Brondby in January 2006. The 29-year-old Agger says "the opportunity arose for me to return home to Brondby and at this stage of my...
  • Manchester United set to sign Daley Blind from Ajax 17 hours 1 minutes ago

    Manchester United are close to adding Netherlands international Daley Blind to their lengthy list of summer recruits. United say Saturday they have "reached agreement with Ajax to sign Daley Blind, subject to a medical and personal terms." Sections of the English and Dutch media are reporting he will cost United 18...
  • Chelsea face Everton, Manchester United look for win against Burnley 21 hours 56 minutes ago

    From the World Cup semi-finals to a bruising introduction in Britain, Louis van Gaal's fortunes have changed rapidly inside two months. The coach who led the Netherlands to a third-place finish at the World Cup enters his fourth match as Manchester United manager still searching for his first win. Chelsea will face...
  • English clubs spending record amounts this summer 22 hours 13 minutes ago

    London: With frenetic deadline-day dealings still to come, Premier League clubs have already spent record amounts in this summer's transfer window as they benefit from increased income from broadcast revenues. According to analysis from football finance expert Deloitte released on Friday, teams in the top division have splashed out 725 million...
  • Manchester United's Van Gaal plan: Conquer Champions League by 2017 22 hours 15 minutes ago

    Manchester: Reeling from arguably the most humiliating loss in the club's illustrious history, the prospect of Manchester United being European champions by 2017 seems far-fetched. Yet that is the target new manager Louis van Gaal has set the team as part of an ambitious three-year plan. "I hope we are in the...
  • England manager Hodgson wrong to criticise Shaw, says Van Gaal Yesterday

    England manager Roy Hodgson was wrong to criticise Luke Shaw's fitness and the defender is an "example" in the changing room, Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal said on Friday. Having joined United from Southampton for around 30 million pounds ($49.74 million) after the World Cup, Shaw was told by Van...
  • Manchester City exit looms for Micah Richards and Scott Sinclair Yesterday

    The Manchester City careers of Micah Richards, Scott Sinclair and John Guidetti appear to be over after manager Manuel Pellegrini said the trio were not part of the squad for this season. Former England defender Richards, who made his debut for the club in 2005, has rarely featured under Pellegrini, kept...
  • Everton's Eto'o thanks Mourinho and eyes early reunion 2 days ago

    Everton's new signing Samuel Eto'o has thanked Jose Mourinho for helping him to be accepted in the Premier League during his spell last season at Chelsea, against whom he now hopes to make his debut on Saturday. There were suggestions that the pair, who were also together at Inter Milan, had...
  • Don't expect miracles from Di Maria, says Van Gaal 2 days ago

    Manchester: Angel Di Maria will provide an ailing Manchester United with plenty of missing qualities following his big-money move from Real Madrid - pace, energy, incisiveness and goals. Just don't expect instant miracles from the Argentina midfielder. "I hope he shall give us good results," Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said...
  • Diego Costa injured in Chelsea training 2 days ago

    London: Chelsea striker Diego Costa has suffered a minor muscular injury in training but has not yet been ruled out of Saturday's league visit to Everton, sources at the Premier League club said on Thursday. The full extent of the Spain forward's injury is not yet known, with some British media...
  • Mario Balotelli warned by Italy coach Antonio Conte 2 days ago

    Milan: Mario Balotelli has some work to do to earn the respect of Italy coach Antonio Conte. Conte tells the Gazzetta dello Sport that he's not sure Balotelli's decision to move back to England is positive or not, "but I do know that whoever joins the national team must then deserve...
  • AC Milan make bid for Chelsea striker Fernando Torres 2 days ago

    AC Milan have made a bid to lap up Chelsea striker Fernando Torres and Marco van Ginkel before the end of the summer transfer window. The Serie A club wants to bring Torres on a season-long loan following Mario Balotelli's £16m move to Liverpool. "Torres is certainly an important forward and we...
  • Arsene Wenger in no rush to bolster attack despite Olivier Giroud injury 2 days ago

    Arsene Wenger confirmed Olivier Giroud is expected to be out until at least December with an ankle injury but the Arsenal manager stressed he was in no rush to buy another forward. Giroud, 27, who was Arsenal's top scorer last season with 22 goals in all competitions, is expected to be...
  • 'English Vinglish' actor Adil Hussain makes a debut in South Indian films with Vishnuvardhan's 'Yatchan' 2 days ago

    Chennai: Actor Adil Hussain, popular for his role in 'Ishqiya' and 'English Vinglish', will make his Tamil debut with upcoming action film 'Yatchan'. He describes his role as an "interesting challenge". Filmmaker Vishnuvardhan is directing 'Yatchan'. "I got a call from a casting director that someone was looking for me in Chennai....
  • Crystal Palace hire Neil Warnock for 2nd spell as manager 3 days ago

    London: Neil Warnock has been hired by Crystal Palace for his second spell as the manager of the Premier League club. Palace have been without a manager since Tony Pulis quit two days before the start of the new season. The 65-year-old Warnock, who has signed a two-year deal, spent 2½ years...
  • Manchester United smash British record by signing Di Maria 3 days ago

    Manchester United smashed the British transfer record when they signed Argentina winger Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for 59.7 million pounds ($98.77 million) on Tuesday. Di Maria has signed a five-year contract, the Premier League club announced on their website, with the fee breaking the British record of 50 million...
  • Manchester United sign Angel Di Maria for 59.7 million pounds 4 days ago

    Manchester: Manchester United broke the British transfer-fee record by signing Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for 59.7 million pounds ($99 million) on Tuesday, extending a summer spending spree that was sparked by their most disappointing season in a generation. The 26-year-old Di Maria joined on a five-year contract, taking United's...
  • Liverpool gamble on mischief-maker Balotelli to replace Suarez 4 days ago

    Having just waved goodbye to a player who constantly courted controversy, Liverpool rolled out the welcome mat to Mario Balotelli on Monday, whose maverick if inconsistent talent is perhaps only rivalled by his ability to cause mischief. Following the departure of Luis Suarez on the back of a third suspension for...
  • Stevan Jovetic double helps Manchester City beat Liverpool 3-1 5 days ago

    Manchester: A Stevan Jovetic double and a third to Sergio Aguero helped Manchester City send out an ominous warning to those with designs on their Premier League crown, routing Liverpool 3-1 in the first heavyweight clash of the new season on Monday. With new signing Mario Balotelli watching from the...
  • Liverpool sign AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli 5 days ago

    England: Italy striker Mario Balotelli has joined Liverpool from AC Milan on a "long-term" deal, the Premier League club said on Monday. The 24-year-old is the big signing Liverpool fans have craved since selling last season's top scorer Luis Suarez to Barcelona in July but Balotelli's famous on and off field...
  • World Cup stars fail to sparkle on Premier League return 5 days ago

    Their dazzling displays lit up the World Cup, but the stars of the summer have failed to arrive on time for the Premier League party, with one of the tournament's flops stealing the early limelight. Whether it is Arsenal's World Cup winning heroes, Mesut Ozil and Per Mertesacker, Chile's leading light...
  • Andrew Flintoff relishes return to centre stage 5 days ago

    London: Andrew Flintoff said he had enjoyed being back in the spotlight during English county cricket's Twenty20 finals day with Lancashire but added, "If we'd won it would have been a hundred times better." Former England captain Flintoff was set to be nothing much more than a squad player at Edgbaston...
  • Manchester United held by Sunderland, leaving Van Gaal winless 5 days ago

    Sunderland: Louis van Gaal remains without a win as Manchester United manager after the team's opening-day loss was followed by a 1-1 draw at Sunderland in the Premier League on Sunday. Although Juan Mata put the 20-time English champions in front in the 17th minute, former Manchester City midfielder Jack Rodwell...
  • EPL: Tottenham rout QPR 4-0 in Pochettino's first home game 6 days ago

    London: Tottenham tore apart Queens Park Rangers to produce a stylish 4-0 rout that showcased the expressive attacking football demanded of new manager Mauricio Pochettino on Sunday, ensuring a miserable return to White Hart Lane for Harry Redknapp. In a high-tempo first-half display, Nacer Chadli seized on hapless QPR defending to...
  • Torres still in Mourinho's plans despite Chelsea absence 6 days ago

    While Jose Mourinho salutes the striking start to Diego Costa's Chelsea career, the manager insists he has not forgotten what another expensive but more misfiring La Liga import can contribute to his side's Premier League title drive. Fernando Torres, Chelsea's record 50 million pound ($82.84 million) signing, could not even command...
  • Angel Di Maria on the verge of leaving Real Madrid, says Carlo Ancelotti 6 days ago

    Angel Di Maria is on the verge of leaving Real Madrid, coach Carlo Ancelotti admitted on Sunday. "Di Maria has not trained with us today and he came in to say goodbye to the players and people at the club," Ancelotti said. "We are thankful for what he has done at this...