Derby

  • Martins, Joaquim star as East Bengal down Mohun Bagan 3-1 August 31, 2014

    Kolkata: Ranti Martins struck a double to help defending champions East Bengal prevail over arch rivals Mohun Bagan 3-1 in the season's first derby on Sunday. The Nigerian, who switched from United SC, gave East Bengal a 13th minute lead from a controversial penalty before completing scoring another a grounded header...
  • QPR back in Premier League after beating Derby May 24, 2014

    London: Queens Park Rangers secured an immediate return to the Premier League - and a promotion windfall of at least 80 million pounds ($135 million) - by beating Derby 1-0 in the League Championship playoff final thanks to a last-minute goal by Bobby Zamora. QPR played the final 31 minutes with...
  • Edin Dzeko scores twice as City thrash United 3-0 in Manchester derby March 26, 2014

    England: Edin Dzeko scored inside 43 seconds and again in the second-half as Manchester City inflicted more misery on Manchester United with a 3-0 win on Tuesday, cutting their deficit to Premier League leader Chelsea to three points. Yaya Toure added a third goal in the 90th minute to seal United's...
  • Serie A gear up for Turin Derby this weekend February 21, 2014

    Milan: Juventus host Torino in a derby match on Sunday with the league leader looking to extend their impressive home form. Torino is also in good form but has not triumphed in the derby since 1995. Elsewhere, AC Milan will be hoping to recover from Champions League disappointment at Sampdoria. Roma...
  • Swansea win Welsh derby 3-0 against Cardiff February 9, 2014

    Wales: Swansea manager Garry Monk enjoyed a perfect start as his team won the south Wales derby 3-0 against Cardiff to move away from the Premier League relegation zone on Saturday. Wayne Routledge scored from Pablo Hernandez's perfect through pass in the 47th minute, clipping the ball into the far corner...
  • Liverpool humble Everton with 4-0 derby rout January 29, 2014

    England: Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge scored twice in a 4-0 win over Everton in the 222nd Merseyside derby on Tuesday, strengthening the club's place in the Premier League's top four. Captain Steven Gerrard headed Liverpool in front in the 21st minute before Sturridge netted twice in quick succession and Luis Suarez...
  • FA Cup: Arsenal take on Tottenham in north London derby January 2, 2014

    After years of dominance by the top teams, Wigan provided one of the biggest feel-good stories in recent FA Cup history by stunning Manchester City to win last season's final at Wembley Stadium. Will there be another surprise winner this year? Premier League clubs join the FA Cup at the third-round...
  • AC Milan's Sulley Muntari banned for three games December 24, 2013

    Milan: AC Milan midfielder Sulley Muntari has been banned for three games following his dismissal in the Milan derby on Sunday, reported Xinhua. The Ghana international, 29, was sent off in the 1-0 Milan's defeat at San Siro for his altercation with Zdravko Kuzmanovic. Muntari will miss the club's Serie A...
  • Real spirit will be better for Madrid derby, says Ancelotti September 28, 2013

    Madrid: Real Madrid will turn up with a better attitude for the local derby with Atletico Madrid on Saturday after needing a stoppage-time penalty to squeeze past promoted Elche 2-1 in midweek, said coach Carlo Ancelotti. The Italian was not happy with his team's performance on Wednesday and knows they need...
  • Fergie factor figures in first Ferguson-free Manchester derby September 20, 2013

    Manchester: The first Manchester derby of the post-Alex Ferguson era takes place with the former United manager's influence keenly felt after he timed his praise for striker Wayne Rooney to coincide with the build-up to Sunday's game. Ferguson was critical of the England striker's form last season and the Scot's disclosure...
  • EPL: Manchester teams in form ahead of derby September 20, 2013

    Manchester: Manchester United fans have been buying Marouane Fellaini wigs with their new Belgian showing signs he can add a cool head and quality passing to the midfield just in time for Sunday's derby against City. Last season's champions and runners-up meet at the Etihad Stadium, hoping midweek Champions League...
  • Madrid derby to crown Copa del Rey champions May 17, 2013

    Barcelona: With a return to England looking likely, Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho can go out a winner when his team plays crosstown rivals Atletico Madrid on Friday in the Copa del Rey final. Luckily for Mourinho and Madrid, Atletico have been incapable of winning a Spanish capital derby so...
  • Derby win gives Manchester City hope for next season April 9, 2013

    Manchester: Manchester City's 2-1 win over Premier League leaders Manchester United on Monday was too little too late for manager Roberto Mancini who is already focusing his attention on next season's title race. Sergio Aguero's outstanding 78th-minute winner allowed champions City to close the gap on their neighbours to 12...
  • Sergio Aguero scores as City beat United 2-1 in Manchester derby April 9, 2013

    London: Substitute Sergio Aguero scored a superb late winner as Manchester City slowed Manchester United's charge to the Premier League title by beating the leaders 2-1 in a frenetic derby on Monday. The Argentina striker slalomed through United's defense and arrowed a finish high into the net in the 78th...
  • Mancini refuses to give up, says United beatable April 8, 2013

    London: Roberto Mancini's Manchester City are likely to lose their Premier League title to Manchester United but the feisty Italian manager is going down with all guns blazing ahead of their match later on Monday. Mancini told British newspapers that United had racked up a 15-point lead at the top with...
  • Alex Ferguson backs Robin van Persie to end goal drought April 4, 2013

    London: Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson is backing Robin van Persie to end a nine-game goal drought as the Premier League leaders prepare for Monday's derby clash with champions Manchester City. "Robin doesn't need a rest, that's for sure," the Scot told reporters on Thursday. "He's a strong lad with a...
  • Arsenal to face in-form Tottenham and Bale in north London derby March 3, 2013

    London: Stopping Tottenham winger Gareth Bale has proved beyond most Premier League defenses this season, so there's little hope Arsenal's suspect back four will be up to the job in Sunday's crucial north London derby. By scoring eight goals in his past six matches, Bale is inviting comparisons with Cristiano...
  • Italian media shrug off racist abuse of Balotelli February 25, 2013

    Rome: Racist chants against Mario Balotelli made little impact in Italian media on Monday, which focused more on the AC Milan striker's failure to score in his first city derby against his former club Inter. Balotelli was bought by AC Milan from Manchester City in January, a move that some...
  • AC Milan held to a 1-1 draw by Inter in Milan derby February 25, 2013

    Milan: Four days after beating Barcelona, AC Milan's mood was tempered following a 1-1 draw with Inter in a derby that was a tale of two sharply different halves. Milan dominated the first half and took the lead through Stephen El Shaarawy in the 21st minute, but Inter responded after...
  • Bagan coach Bencherifa rues not winning penalty in derby February 9, 2013

    Kolkata: Mohun Bagan coach Karim Bencherifa rued not getting a genuine penalty in their goalless draw against East Bengal in the return-leg I-League derby here Saturday. "It was a genuine penalty. Hope in future such mistakes go in favour of us," he quipped at the post-match press conference. In a 52nd minute...
  • Decision to revoke I-League ban on Mohun Bagan a wise and political one: Novy Kapadia January 16, 2013

    Is the All India Football Federation's decision to revoke the I-League ban on Mohun Bagan a welcome move? Football analyst Novy Kapadia joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. This seems a good move. But will Bagan be able to play at its best or will this ban...
  • Bagan officials rule out resignation January 15, 2013

    Kolkata: Terming the lifting of AIFF ban as a big success, Mohun Bagan finance secretary Debashis Dutta on Tuesday said they would not resign despite facing criticism for "inept" handling of the December 9 I-League derby against East Bengal. There were speculations that the top officials might step down, but...
  • Banning Mohun Bagan for two years will kill Indian football: Novy Kapadia January 10, 2013

    Mohun Bagan, had been banned for abandoning its I-League derby against East Bengal last December, citing security concerns. The I-League core committee of the AIFF endorsed the decision of Justice AK Ganguly. In his report, the judge concluded that Mohun Bagan's decision not to play the second half could not...
  • Mohun Bagan hope AIFF will rethink ban December 30, 2012

    Kolkata: Mohun Bagan club on Saturday urged the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to reassess the two year I-League ban imposed on it and blamed the referee for the December 9 Derby fiasco. Hours after the AIFF kicked out the city soccer giants from the glamorous league for abandoning their match...
  • Mohun Bagan will exert political influence to get out of this mess: Sougata Mukhopadhyay December 12, 2012

    The country's oldest football club, with a 123-years-old history, faces the risk of being banned. Whose fault is it? The players? The unruly supporters? The club officials? Or is it the football administration? What lessons can other big sporting clubs in the country draw from this experience? CNN-IBN's senior editor...
  • I-League giants Mohun Bagan face 2-year ban December 11, 2012

    New Delhi: I-League giants Mohun Bagan face a two-year ban for refusing to play the second half of their Kolkata derby against East Bengal after fan violence injured their player Rahim Nabi. The violence, followed by Mohun Bagan's decision to withdraw, led to cancellation of the match midway. Meanwhile, the club...
  • FA chairman Bernstein calls for bans for violent fans December 10, 2012

    Fans who "hijack" matches with bad behaviour should be handed life bans, English FA chairman David Bernstein said on Monday. The FA chief spoke in the aftermath of Sunday's heated Manchester derby which saw United defender Rio Ferdinand struck by a coin thrown from the crowd and nine others charged by...
  • United still favourites, insists Mancini May 2, 2012

    Manchester: Roberto Mancini insists the race for the title is “not finished” and believes Manchester United are still favourites, despite Manchester City putting themselves in the driving seat following their 1-0 victory over their local rivals on Monday night. City top the Premier League with a superior goal difference with just...
  • Ferguson accuses Mancini of 'refereeing' the derby May 2, 2012

    Manchester: Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has admitted rivals Manchester City are in the driving seat to win the Premier League following his side's 1-0 defeat at the Etihad Stadium. Vincent Kompany scored the only goal of the match on Monday evening to help City leapfrog the champions and reach top...
  • City have progressed under Mancini: Ferguson April 30, 2012

    Manchester: Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has paid Roberto Mancini a rare compliment ahead of the crucial derby against Manchester City on Monday. Ferguson, who is famous for playing mind games with his title rivals, said City had reached a new level under Mancini's guidance. The Italian was appointed City manager...