CITIES

  • Hull City fined for failing to control players 3 days ago

    London: Hull City have been fined 30,000 pounds ($44,700) for failing to control their players during a 1-1 draw against Leicester City this month, the English FA said on Friday. The fine relates to an incident in the 68th minute when Hull players surrounded referee Jonathan Moss after defender Alex Bruce...
  • Chelsea edge Hull City 3-2 to remain 6 points clear at EPL summit March 22, 2015

    Loic Remy made an immediate impact after coming off the bench on Sunday to ensure Chelsea avoided another setback in their pursuit of the Premier League title by clinching a 3-2 victory at Hull. A week after Chelsea were held by Southampton, the fortuitous winner came after substitute Remy's shot squirmed...
  • Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson blasts 'arrogant' referee Mike Dean March 22, 2015

    Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson could find himself in more hot water after describing Premier League referee Mike Dean as "one of the most arrogant men I have met" on Saturday. Pearson let rip after his side's 4-3 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur left them bottom of the Premier League with time...
  • Arsenal beat Newcastle 2-1 in Premier League March 21, 2015

    Newcastle: Olivier Giroud scored twice in the first half and Arsenal hung on for a 2-1 win at Newcastle on Saturday to stay in control of third place in the Premier League. Giroud scored from two set pieces, getting his knee on the ball to deflect it into the net in...
  • Manchester City beat West Brom 3-0 in the Premier League March 21, 2015

    Manchester: Manchester City made the most of a case of mistaken identity and kept alive their faint title hopes thanks to a much-needed 3-0 victory over 10-man West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Saturday. Much-maligned after their Champions League exit in Barcelona on Wednesday, City needed three points against...
  • Battle for Champions League spots hot up as Liverpool host Manchester United March 21, 2015

    London: Something will have to give when in-form Liverpool and bitter rivals Manchester United clash in one of the Premier League's showcase fixtures at Anfield on Sunday. Liverpool have won their last five league games and eight of their last nine and meet a United side who have won their last...
  • Manuel Pellegrini concedes EPL title is beyond Manchester City March 20, 2015

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says the faltering Premier League side's season is far from a "disaster", but his 100th game in charge is unlikely to be a celebratory occasion after he conceded defeat in the title race on Friday. City host West Bromwich Albion on Saturday in the Chilean's centenary...
  • Manchester City exit leaves English giants in Champions League cold March 19, 2015

    Manchester City were knocked out of the Champions League by Barcelona on Wednesday to leave the English Premier League without a representative in the last eight of Europe's elite club competition for the second time in three years. As three Spanish sides, two French and one each from Germany, Italy and...
  • Pellegrini sees Manchester City progress despite Champions League exit March 19, 2015

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said his side are making progress despite being handed a masterclass in Champions League football by Barcelona on Wednesday for the second season in a row. The City boss tried to remain upbeat after his expensively-assembled squad fell to a 1-0 defeat on the night and...
  • Barcelona beat Manchester City 1-0 to enter Champions League quarters March 19, 2015

    Lionel Messi helped Barcelona to a convincing 1-0 win over Manchester City on Wednesday that only goalkeeper Joe Hart prevented from becoming a rout, as the Spanish hosts reached the Champions League quarter-finals for a record eighth consecutive season. Faced with the daunting task of overturning a 2-1 first-leg loss, Manuel...
  • PM Modi reviews progress in Smart City project March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday reviewed progress on various urban development programmes including addressing of gaps in core physical infrastructure across 500 cities and steps to operationalize the Smart Cities initiative. Noting that towns and cities are emerging as key drivers of economic growth, the Prime Minister emphasized...
  • Champions League: Inconsistent Manchester City take on in-form Barcelona March 18, 2015

    Madrid: Barcelona are on another winning run, and that is bad news for Manchester City. The Spanish team has overtaken Real Madrid at the top of the league standings, advanced to the Copa del Rey final and lead Man City 2-1 in the Champions League heading into the second leg...
  • Pellegrini dismisses idea his Manchester City days are numbered March 18, 2015

    Manuel Pellegrini has dismissed a suggestion his days as Manchester City manager may be numbered as his side prepare to try to overturn a 2-1 deficit to Barcelona in Wednesday's Champions League last 16, second leg. Pellegrini has a contract with City until the end of next season but a run...
  • Barcelona not taking last eight spot for granted, says Luis Enrique March 17, 2015

    Barcelona are not taking progress for granted despite holding a 2-1 advantage heading into Wednesday's Champions League last 16, second leg at home to Manchester City, coach Luis Enrique said. Only twice in the Champions League era has a team won a knockout round tie after losing the first leg at...
  • Reading win replay to book FA Cup semi-final with Arsenal March 17, 2015

    Second-tier Reading booked an FA Cup semi-final meeting with holders Arsenal at Wembley after brushing aside 10-man Bradford City 3-0 in their replay on Monday. After the first game failed to yield a goal, Reading roared into a 2-0 lead inside the opening 10 minutes at the Madejski stadium. Hal Robson-Kanu headed...
  • Manuel Pellegrini's reign at Manchester City appears to be reaching end March 16, 2015

    London: With the Premier League trophy being so meekly surrendered and a season without silverware looming, Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini cannot grumble if the club's hierarchy already has his replacement lined up. That's the way City seems to operate these days and it can be seen as logical planning to...
  • Smart Cities project likely to be rolled out in April March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The much awaited Smart Cities project is likely to be rolled out next month as the extensive consultation process with all stakeholders has concluded. "We are close to launching the much awaited Smart Cities initiative on ground. Prolonged and extensive consultations on this new concept and initiative have...
  • Pope Francis condemns the attack on two churches in Pakistan March 15, 2015

    Pope Francis on Sunday condemned the attack on two churches of Lahore in which at least 15 persons were killed and 78 others injured, While addressing in the Vatican City Pope said, "With pain and great sorrow, I learned of the terrorist attacks today against two churches in the city...
  • Excited Sean Dyche hails 'fantastic' Burnley win over Manchester City March 15, 2015

    Sean Dyche was "jumping around inside" after a "fantastic night" that saw his Burnley team record a famous win over Manchester City at Turf Moor on Saturday. Manager Dyche felt the third from bottom club fully deserved their 1-0 victory, one that takes them within a point of safety and seriously...
  • Title-chasing Manchester City beaten 1-0 by struggling Burnley March 15, 2015

    Manchester City were stunned by relegation-threatened Burnley on Saturday, losing 1-0 in a further blow to their Premier League title defense. After losing two of their last three matches, City are five points behind leader Chelsea, who have two games in hand and play Southampton on Sunday. "Of course we are doing...
  • I'm at Manchester City for the long haul, says Manuel Pellegrini March 13, 2015

    London: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has committed himself to the club despite speculation that failure to land a trophy this season could see the Chilean packing his bags. The champions are five points behind Chelsea in the Premier League and face a daunting task in Barcelona next week where they...
  • Defender Martin Demichelis extends contract with Manchester City March 12, 2015

    London: Manchester City have extended the contract of center-back Martin Demichelis for one year, the English Premier League champions announced on Thursday. The 34-year-old Argentinian signed for City from Atletico Madrid in September 2013 and is now under contract until the end of the 2015-16 season, reports Xinhua. "I want to say...
  • Arsenal, Everton and Stoke City to play in Asia trophy March 11, 2015

    Singapore: Arsenal, Everton and Stoke City have all agreed to play in this year's Asia Trophy in Singapore in preparation for the 2015-2016 Premier League season. The three English teams will be joined by a Singapore Select XI for the mid-July knock-out tournament at Singapore's new 55,000-seat National Stadium. "We are very...
  • Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis collapses during Premier League match March 5, 2015

    London: Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis collapsed during an English Premier League game at Tottenham on Wednesday and was taken to a hospital as a precautionary measure. The France striker was attended to by medical staff for about four minutes and was wearing an oxygen mask as he was carried off the...
  • Manchester City humble Leicester City 2-0 in EPL March 5, 2015

    Manchester: David Silva and James Milner struck late in each half as champion Manchester City grabbed a scrappy but much-needed 2-0 win over Leicester in the Premier League on Wednesday. Silva pounced from close range to put City ahead after an unconvincing start at the Etihad Stadium and Milner came off...
  • Manuel Pellegrini not feeling pressure despite Manchester City woes March 3, 2015

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says he is under no pressure from the club's owners despite a recent slump that threatens to leave them without a trophy this season. The Premier League champions are struggling to keep pace with leaders Chelsea and face an uphill battle to stay in the Champions...
  • Manchester City hold football clinic in Kolkata March 3, 2015

    Kolkata: Premier League champions Manchester City brought in a three-day football coaching clinic here which drew around 400 youngsters. The clinic ended on Tuesday with the youngsters getting a chance to learn the tricks and trades of modern football from international coaches. Also on display was the Premier League trophy. Prominent Manchester...
  • Misfiring Manchester City must change and adapt March 2, 2015

    If you were to ask Premier League fans which attacking players they would like their clubs to sign given a limitless budget, the likes of Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and David Silva would be at the top of most wish lists. Put them in a rigid 4-4-2 formation like...
  • Retaining title 'difficult', says Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini March 1, 2015

    A dejected Manuel Pellegrini said it would be "difficult" for Manchester City to catch leaders Chelsea at the top of the Premier League after they succumbed to a 2-1 defeat against Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday. Champions City could have closed the deficit to two points with the west London side...
  • Philippe Coutinho's curler earns Liverpool 2-1 win over Manchester City March 1, 2015

    Liverpool: Two superb curling efforts from Jordan Henderson and Philippe Coutinho handed Liverpool a 2-1 home win against Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday to deliver a thumping blow to Manuel Pellegrini's title aspirations. Henderson, who passed a late fitness test to feature in the match, bent in an...