English Premier League

  • I have gone from 'king of Manchester' to 'devil', says Louis van Gaal 5 hours 54 minutes ago

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has poured scorn on critics who he says have made a "devil" of him after one defeat in his new job. United's 2-1 home defeat by Swansea City was the shock result on the opening weekend of the new Premier League season. They face a...
  • Marcos Rojo must wait for Manchester United debut 6 hours 9 minutes ago

    England: New signing Marcos Rojo will not make his Manchester United debut against Sunderland on Sunday as he has yet to receive a work permit, adding to a growing list of absentees for manager Louis van Gaal. The Argentina defender was presented Friday as United's third big acquisition of the summer,...
  • Leicester City not to be under-estimated, says Jose Mourinho 8 hours 4 minutes ago

    After beating one promoted club in Burnley, Chelsea must avoid the mistake of under-estimating another in their home game with Leicester City, manager Jose Mourinho told a news conference on Friday. Chelsea received widespread praise for their performance in winning 3-1 at Burnley on Monday, when Mourinho described Spanish midfielder Cesc...
  • Swansea sign Tottenham's Tom Carroll on loan 8 hours 49 minutes ago

    Swansea City have signed Tottenham Hotspur's midfielder Tom Carroll on loan for the rest of the season, the Premier League club announced on Friday. Carroll has played seven Premier League games for Tottenham and also appeared for them in the Europa League but has found it hard to establish himself in...
  • Harry Redknapp expects good reception on return to Tottenham 10 hours 1 minutes ago

    Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp is expecting a good reception on Sunday when his new club play away to Tottenham Hotspur, who sacked him two years ago despite finishing fourth in the Premier League. But he told the QPR website (www.qpr.co.uk) that he was only concerned about his newly promoted...
  • Greece striker Georgios Samaras signs for West Bromwich 10 hours 19 minutes ago

    Greece striker Georgios Samaras has joined West Bromwich Albion on a two-year deal following his release by Celtic. It will be Samaras' second spell in the Premier League after playing for Manchester City from 2006-08. He spent the last six years at Celtic. West Brom head coach Alan Irvine says the 29-year-old...
  • Five things to know about the English Premier League 18 hours 38 minutes ago

    Manchester: One round of Premier League games has already backed up many pundits' pre-season predictions, notably that Chelsea and Manchester City are title favorites and Manchester United needed more than just a change of manager to arrest their slump. Strengthened by new attacking signings Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas, Chelsea delivered...
  • Arsene Wenger has no regrets at rejecting Cesc Fabregas return Yesterday

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted on Thursday that it felt strange for him to see Cesc Fabregas playing in a blue Chelsea shirt, but insisted he had no regrets at not re-signing him. Wenger told reporters at a news conference that his only regret was that Fabregas had left Arsenal in...
  • Liverpool in talks to sign Mario Balotelli Yesterday

    Liverpool: Liverpool could be about to replace one controversial striker with another. Italy international Mario Balotelli has been lined up by the Premier League club as a potential replacement for Luis Suarez, who left Anfield to join Barcelona for $130 million. Liverpool are in talks with AC Milan over the permanent signing...
  • Manchester United complete signing of defender Marcos Rojo Yesterday

    Manchester: Manchester United completed the signing of defender Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon for 20 million euros ($27 million) on Wednesday, and sent Nani on loan to the Portuguese club. The 24-year-old Rojo, who played for Argentina in the World Cup final loss to Germany last month and scored earlier in...
  • Paul Scholes 'scared' about Manchester United's future Yesterday

    Manchester: Manchester United great Paul Scholes has said he is scared about the club's future and believes they could spiral into decline in the same way rivals Liverpool did in the 1990s. Scholes, who played for United throughout his whole career and won 11 Premier League titles, says the club need...
  • Edin Dzeko signs new four-year deal at Manchester City 2 days ago

    Bosnia and Herzegovina captain Edin Dzeko has signed a new four-year contract with Manchester City, the Premier League champions announced on Wednesday. The 28-year-old striker, who signed for City from VfL Wolfsburg in 2011, penned the new deal to keep him at the club until 2018. "I knew from the beginning when...
  • Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini suffers injury 2 days ago

    Marouane Fellaini is the latest Manchester United injury victim Marouane Fellaini has become the latest Manchester United player to suffer an injury, which media reports suggested could prevent him moving away from the club during the transfer window. Television pictures showed him hobbling on crutches, with a protective boot on his left...
  • Sporting Lisbon to sell Marcos Rojo to Manchester United 2 days ago

    Sporting have agreed to sell Argentina's World Cup left back Marcos Rojo to Manchester United while Nani will move the other way as he joins the Portuguese side on loan. Sporting said in a statement to Portugal's Market Securities Commission that the Premier League side would pay 20 million euros ($26.64...
  • Cesc Fabregas master class backs up Mourinho move 3 days ago

    Lodon: Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas provided a swift demonstration of why Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was so keen to bring him back to the Premier League as he orchestrated Monday's 3-1 season-opening win at Burnley in commanding fashion. Fabregas spent seven seasons in England with Arsenal before making a move, three...
  • Jose Mourinho hopes Petr Cech stays despite losing Chelsea spot 3 days ago

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said he hoped goalkeeper Petr Cech will stay loyal to the club despite losing the starting spot to Belgian Thibaut Courtois. Courtois, 22, who has returned to Chelsea from a successful loan spell with Atletico Madrid, was Mourinho's choice for the club's Premier League opener on Monday,...
  • Michael Owen sees good times ahead for Manchester United and Liverpool 3 days ago

    Manchester United will return to the top four of the Premier League this season but it is only Liverpool that can challenge for the title, according to former England striker Michael Owen who played for both clubs. After contrasting campaigns last season and differing fortunes in their opening league matches this...
  • Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs out for three weeks 3 days ago

    Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs will miss both legs of the Champions League playoff against Besiktas after being ruled out for up three weeks with a hamstring injury. The left back was hurt in Saturday's 2-1 win over Crystal Palace, Arsenal's opening match of the Premier League season. Nacho Monreal will likely...
  • Fabregas impresses, Costa scores in Chelsea's 3-1 win at Burnley 3 days ago

    Burnley: New signings Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas made an instant impact for Chelsea as they launched their Premier League title bid with a confident 3-1 win at promoted Burnley on Monday. Former Arsenal midfielder Fabregas, brought in from Barcelona during the close season, was influential throughout the game, having a...
  • As Manchester United owners cash in, need to buy stars grows 4 days ago

    London: With new investors to attract and a team in need of strengthening to appease disgruntled fans, it's a busy August at Manchester United as England's biggest club tries to push deals over the line on two fronts. In Manchester, new manager Louis van Gaal has been evaluating the state of...
  • Crystal Palace fined for lack of 'good faith' towards Cardiff 4 days ago

    London: Crystal Palace have been fined an undisclosed fee for showing a lack of "good faith" towards Cardiff City last season, the Premier League announced on Monday. Cardiff, who were relegated to the second-tier Championship after one season, complained that their starting line-up had been leaked to Palace before their match...
  • Manchester United's woes laid bare in opening day defeat 4 days ago

    In Louis van Gaal Manchester United have the big name manager, but 90 minutes of struggle against Swansea City proved that the 20-times English champions are still without the players required to bury the memory of last season's horror show. Dutchman van Gaal was drafted into Old Trafford in a bid...
  • Manuel Pellegrini wary of second-season collapse 4 days ago

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini remains wary of avoiding another "disaster" the season after winning a Premier League title, despite the comfortable nature of Sunday's opening 2-0 victory at Newcastle United. Three years ago, City claimed their first top-flight title in 44 years under Italian Roberto Mancini but were off the...
  • Per Mertesacker on standby for Arsenal's European qualifier 4 days ago

    London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is considering bringing defender Per Mertesacker back from his post-World Cup layoff early as injury cover for Tuesday's Champions League first leg playoff against Besiktas. Mertesacker and his Germany team mates Mesut Ozil and Lukas Podolski were given the extended break by Wenger after the World...
  • Manchester City start EPL title defense with 2-0 win over Newcastle 5 days ago

    England: Manchester City began their Premier League title defense with a 2-0 victory over Newcastle on Sunday, with goals by David Silva and Sergio Aguero putting the champions on top of the fledgling standings. With a professional, assured start to the season, City showed at St. James' Park why they will...
  • Sterling, Sturridge get Liverpool off to winning start in EPL 5 days ago

    Daniel Sturridge ensured Liverpool began the post-Luis Suarez era in victorious fashion, scoring a late goal to seal a 2-1 win over Southampton in their first match of the Premier League season on Sunday. Much will be expected of Sturridge this season after the summer departure of his strike partner and...
  • Millen wants Palace job after making Arsenal scrap 5 days ago

    Crystal Palace caretaker manager Keith Millen said he wanted the job on a full-time basis after his resilient team made Arsenal scrap all the way before snatching a 2-1 victory on Saturday. Palace, rocked by the surprise departure of manager Tony Pulis on Thursday by mutual consent, looked set to take...
  • Everton fear for Barkley after scan shows ligament tear 5 days ago

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez is concerned about the severity of a knee injury to Ross Barkley after a scan revealed a tear in England midfielder's medial ligament. The 20-year-old was injured in training and played no part in Saturday's 2-2 draw at promoted Leicester City on the opening day of the...
  • Aaron Ramsey ends Arsenal's 5-year wait for opening win in EPL 6 days ago

    London: Aaron Ramsey gave Arsenal a winning start to the Premier League for the first time in five years on Saturday, grabbing a stoppage-time goal in a 2-1 victory over manager-less Crystal Palace. Ramsey emerged as a scoring force in midfield last season, and carried on where he left off with...