English Premiere League

  • Manchester United tweet by Mario Balotelli triggers racist abuse 2 hours 57 minutes ago

    Mario Balotelli found himself on the receiving end of yet more racist abuse on Sunday after a jokey reference to Manchester United FC's shock defeat by Leicester City sparked a flurry of invective on social media. Police later confirmed they were looking into the abuse that had come the Liverpool striker's...
  • Emotional Frank Lampard lost for words after scoring against Chelsea 5 hours 54 minutes ago

    Manchester: An emotional Frank Lampard admitted he felt like a man trapped between two worlds after scoring Manchester City's equaliser against former club Chelsea in Sunday's 1-1 Premier League draw. The 36-year-old midfielder, who left Chelsea at the end of last season, came on as a second-half substitute at the Etihad...
  • Manchester City manager Pellegrini criticises Chelsea's small team mentality 9 hours 8 minutes ago

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini criticised Chelsea's "small team" mentality and said they played like Stoke City during their tense 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday. Much like last season's masterful 1-0 win at the same venue, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho opted to play three midfielders to negate City's...
  • EPL: Cyrstal Palace hang on to beat Everton 3-2, Spurs lose 16 hours 39 minutes ago

    Crystal Palace came from behind to cling on for their first Premier League win of the season on Sunday, beating Everton 3-2 at Goodison Park. Winger Yannick Bolasie was instrumental in his side's surging second-half performance which he capped with the Eagles' final goal in the 69th minute. Romelu Lukaku had given...
  • Lampard equaliser earns Manchester City 1-1 draw against Chelsea 17 hours 26 minutes ago

    Frank Lampard scored a late equaliser against his former club Chelsea to earn 10-man Manchester City a 1-1 draw in the Premier League on Sunday and end the leaders' winning start to the season. Lampard, who was released by Chelsea this summer after scoring a club-record 211 goals in 13 years,...
  • EPL: Leicester City stun Manchester United 5-3 19 hours 31 minutes ago

    Leicester: Manchester United twice surrendered a two-goal lead to lose 5-3 to Leicester in a wild Premier League game on Sunday, with the promoted side scoring four times in 20 minutes to cap their thrilling comeback. Angel Di Maria's exquisite chip put United 2-0 ahead in the 16th minute but...
  • Liverpool struggling to cope with extra demands Yesterday

    Coping with tricky Premier League fixtures a few days after Champions League exertions is a knack Liverpool must learn quickly if this campaign does not become a second-rate sequel to last season's thriller. On the evidence of a 3-1 defeat at West Ham United on Saturday they have some way to...
  • West Ham stun Liverpool 3-1 at Upton Park Yesterday

    London: Liverpool's English Premier League challenge received another early blow as an impressive West Ham beat last season's runner-up 3-1 on Saturday. Liverpool were heavily favored to win at West Ham, but suffered successive league defeats for the first time since December. "We made a really slow start and before we knew...
  • Ozil, Welbeck seal Arsenal's 3-0 win over Aston Villa Yesterday

    London: Arsenal scored three goals in a four-minute span to beat Aston Villa 3-0 on Saturday and halt the host's good start to the Premier League season. Mesut Ozil answered critics by scoring the first goal in the 32nd minute and then setting up Danny Welbeck two minutes later for the...
  • Kranjcar's free kick gives QPR draw against Stoke in Premier League Yesterday

    London: Niko Kranjcar curled in a late free kick as Queens Park Rangers twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with Stoke in the Premier League on Saturday. Mame Biram Diouf headed Stoke in front from close range in the 11th minute after Peter Crouch held off defender Rio Ferdinand to...
  • EPL: Diamond is Louis van Gaal's new best friend 2 days ago

    After switching to a new-look formation that sparkled against Queens Park Rangers last weekend, a diamond may just be Louis van Gaal's new best friend as the Manchester United boss looks set to continue with it against Leicester City on Sunday. United claimed their first three points of the season thanks...
  • Arsenal enjoy revenue boost after ending trophyless run 2 days ago

    London: Arsenal generated revenue of more than 300 million pounds ($489 million) in 2013-14 when the English Premier League club ended a nine-year run without a major trophy. Arsenal returned to winning ways when they lifted the FA Cup in May, gaining a reward after investing in players including German midfielder...
  • Chelsea's Diego Costa to face Manchester City, despite fitness fight 2 days ago

    London: Diego Costa will play for Chelsea against Premier League champions Manchester City this weekend despite not being 100 percent fit, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday. The 32 million pounds($52.22 million) Brazil-born Spain striker, who has scored seven goals in four Premier League games since joining from Atletico Madrid, is...
  • Eyes on Lampard as Manchester City and Chelsea renew rivalry 3 days ago

    Frank Lampard could make an emotional appearance against former club Chelsea this weekend as his new employers Manchester City host Jose Mourinho's side in an early showdown between the Premier League's heavyweights. Lampard, who became a talismanic figure at Stamford Bridge before leaving in the close-season after 10 successful years, is...
  • Mark Hughes deserves a good reception at QPR, says Harry Redknapp 3 days ago

    Stoke City boss Mark Hughes deserves a good reception from Queens Park Rangers fans despite being blamed for the club's relegation to the Championship in 2013, manager Harry Redknapp said on Thursday. The Welshman returns to Loftus Road on Saturday for the first time since he was sacked by Rangers chairman...
  • Liverpool don't need to find magic formula, says Brendan Rodgers 3 days ago

    London: Liverpool are not in need of a magic formula to win Premier League matches and their new arrivals are starting to settle in to life at Anfield, manager Brendan Rodgers said on Thursday. After surpassing expectations last season and finishing second behind champions Manchester City, Liverpool have made an inconsistent...
  • Diego Costa can't play every match because of injury, says Mourinho 4 days ago

    Striker Diego Costa, who has scored seven goals for Chelsea in his first four Premier League games, cannot play more than once a week because of a hamstring problem, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has said. Mourinho, looking down in the dumps after Chelsea could only draw 1-1 with Schalke 04 in...
  • Chelsea expect Eden Hazard to sign new deal 5 days ago

    Chelsea are confident that Belgium midfielder Eden Hazard will commit his long-term future to the Premier League club by signing a new contract, manager Jose Mourinho said on Tuesday. Hazard, who was Chelsea's top scorer with 14 league goals last season, has established himself as an talismanic playmaker since his arrival...
  • Swansea's Jordi Amat ruled out for six weeks 5 days ago

    Swansea City central defender Jordi Amat will be out of action for six weeks due to a knee injury, the Premier League club said on their website on Tuesday. The 22-year-old Spaniard was substituted at halftime during the 4-2 defeat at Chelsea on Saturday. Amat started all four Premier League games this...
  • QPR bank on Premier League survival as expulsion threat looms 5 days ago

    Losing 4-0 to Manchester United was bad enough for Queens Park Rangers but if the worst comes to the worst they could find themselves playing at minor clubs like Southport, Forest Green Rovers or Dover Athletic next year. Instead of having to deal with British record signing Angel Di Maria in...
  • Everton given go-ahead to plan new stadium 5 days ago

    Everton have been given the green light to begin planning a new 50,000-seater stadium in Walton Hall Park in north Liverpool, the Premier League club said on Tuesday. The new stadium will spearhead a major regeneration of the area planned by the city council. "On my journey to our home games, as...
  • Hull City draw 2-2 with West Ham in EPL 6 days ago

    A Curtis Davies own goal gifted West Ham United a point after Hull City had twice taken the lead in a frenetic 2-2 draw in the Premier League on Monday. Debut goals from Hull's club-record signing Abel Hernandez and Mohamed Diame, facing his former club, were cancelled out in the second...
  • David Moyes' tactics did not fit Manchester United, says Rio Ferdinand 6 days ago

    Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has become the first senior player to publicly criticise David Moyes, who lasted just 10 months in charge as manager at Old Trafford last season. Moyes was appointed from Everton to succeed Alex Ferguson before the start of last season but reigning champions United lost...
  • Manchester United and the quandary of romance vs practicality 1 week ago

    "Manchester United is not merely a football club, it's a beautiful memory", wrote Eamon Dunphy in his biography of Sir Matt Busby, the legendary manager and spiritual architect of Manchester United Football Club. Football fans generally tend to be a sentimental lot and Manchester United supporters, owing partly through circumstance,...
  • Manchester United manager Van Gaal wants more from match-winner Di Maria 1 week ago

    Manchester: Louis van Gaal urged Angel di Maria to give even more after he inspired Manchester United to a 4-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers on his home debut. The Argentina international, United's record signing, upstaged debutant Radamel Falcao in Sunday's game at Old Trafford with a goal, an assist and...
  • EPL: Manchester United thrash QPR 4-0 to register first win of season 1 week ago

    Manchester: Manchester United ended their winless start to the Premier League season in emphatic fashion on Sunday, beating Queens Park Rangers 4-0 to show just what a summer spending spree of 150 million pounds ($250 million) can deliver. Angel Di Maria and Ander Herrera scored their first goals for United, Wayne...
  • I no longer talk to John Terry, says Rio Ferdinand 1 week ago

    London: Rio Ferdinand says he no longer talks to John Terry because his former England teammate has never apologized to him or his brother Anton over the racism scandal that scarred English football. Terry was banned for four matches and fined for a racial slur against Anton Ferdinand during a Premier...
  • It's a puzzle for beaten Liverpool without missing pieces September 14, 2014

    Liverpool's 1-0 defeat by Aston Villa on Saturday was more than an early season setback - it raised the question of whether they have the strength in depth to cope with the dual challenge ahead of them this term. For the first time in four years Liverpool are back in the...
  • Liverpool coach promises Raheem Sterling recall after Aston Villa defeat September 14, 2014

    Liverpool: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed Raheem Sterling will be restored to the starting line-up for their next match after he defended his decision to rest the youngster for the majority of a 1-0 home defeat by Aston Villa. The Reds were unable to break down the defence of an organised...
  • Aston Villa extend unbeaten start with win at Liverpool September 14, 2014

    Liverpool: Liverpool received a reminder of how tough life will be without last season's two leading goalscorers in a 10 loss to Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday. Gabriel Agbonlahor put Villa in front after 11 minutes at Anfield and the secondplaced visitors clung on to preserve their unbeaten...