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  • No rest in EPL as hectic festive period looms 5 hours 0 minutes ago

    Manchester: While Europe's other big leagues take a breather over the festive period, clubs in the English Premier League begin a traditionally frenzied spell of fixtures that excites fans, exhausts players, tests managers, and potentially defines campaigns. A run of four games in nine or 10 days kicks off on Friday...
  • Manchester United must maintain momentum, says David de Gea 16 hours 53 minutes ago

    London: Goalkeeper David de Gea believes the busy holiday fixture list offers the perfect opportunity for Manchester United to put some pressure on the Premier League's top two clubs. United are third as they prepare to host Newcastle United on Friday, 10 points behind leaders Chelsea and seven behind champions Manchester...
  • QPR's Rio Ferdinand hoping to be busy during holiday fixtures 21 hours 47 minutes ago

    After nearly 20 years spent working through the Christmas holidays Rio Ferdinand could be forgiven if he wanted to put his feet up and enjoy the fruits of his long career. Instead, the former Manchester United and England defender is hoping to be as busy as possible during the packed festive...
  • Sunderland defender Anthony Reveillere out for a month Yesterday

    London: English Premier League (EPL) side Sunderland will be without Anthony Reveillere for at least one month as the former France international defender has sustained a calf injury. The 35-year-old fullback injured his calf during the warm-up session before Sunderland's 1-0 victory over Newcastle last Sunday, reports Xinhua. Sunderland are currently ranked...
  • Chelsea aim to deny rivals Manchester City any festive cheer Yesterday

    The omens are good for a Chelsea side heading into Christmas top of the Premier League tree but manager Jose Mourinho does not want to give title rivals Manchester City any reason to cheer over the festive season. Having beaten Stoke City 2-0 at the Britannia Stadium on Monday, the London...
  • Mario Balotelli not suited to Liverpool's style, says Brendan Rodgers Yesterday

    Mario Balotelli will return to Liverpool's squad for the festive programme but manager Brendan Rodgers was hardly effusive in his praise of the Italy's striker's credentials on Wednesday. The 24-year-old Balotelli has struggled to make an impact at Anfield since his 16 million pounds ($24.88 million) move from AC Milan in...
  • Liverpool may strengthen squad in January: Brendon Rodgers Yesterday

    London: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers had said that the English football club may sign players in the January transfer window but refused to divulge the identity of potential targets. The club is reportedly, interested in former striker Fernando Torres and goalkeeper Peter Cech, both Chelsea players. While Torres is currently plying...
  • Jose Mourinho heaps praises on 'good friend' Alex Ferguson Yesterday

    London: English football club Chelsea's coach Jose Mourinho has heaped praise on Alex Ferguson saying the former Manchester United manager is a very good friend and he likes him very much. Mourinho said maximisation of talent have been one of the key features that made Ferguson one of most successful mangers...
  • US defender Yedlin to join Tottenham Hotspur in January 2 days ago

    London: English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that American defender DeAndre Yedlin will be joining the football team in January. "We are pleased to confirm that DeAndre Yedlin will be joining the club in January," said a statement on Tottenham's website Tuesday, reports Xinhua. The 21-year-old defender penned a four-year...
  • Southampton sign Dutch winger Elia on loan from Bremen 2 days ago

    London: Southampton have agreed to sign Werder Bremen's Netherlands winger Eljero Elia on loan until the end of the season, the Premier League club said on Tuesday. "The winger will officially join Saints on Saturday 3rd January, initially on loan until the end of the season with a view to a...
  • No injury returns for Manchester United, says Louis van Gaal 2 days ago

    None of Manchester United's injured players are likely to be fit for the next Premier League match against Newcastle United, manager Louis van Gaal said on Tuesday. Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw, Marouane Fellaini, Ander Herrera and Chris Smalling missed the 1-1 draw at Aston Villa and only Smalling has...
  • Louis Van Gaal will thrive at Manchester United: Ferguson 2 days ago

    London: Legendary football coach Alex Ferguson has backed Louis van Gaal to again turn his former club Manchester United into a world-beating side. Van Gaal was chosen as the manager at Old Trafford following the failed reign of David Moyes. The Dutchman was given the task of bringing the glory days...
  • Arsenal's injury woes confirmed by study 2 days ago

    London: Arsenal and injuries have gone hand in hand over the last decade when the Gunners have had more players spending lengthy spells on the sidelines than many of their Premier League rivals, a study has shown. Premier Injuries Ltd has produced a database of comparative Premier League injuries over the...
  • EPL: Terry, Fabregas score as Chelsea beat Stoke City 2-0 3 days ago

    John Terry scored his first league goal of the season to help Chelsea beat Stoke 2-0 on Monday and restore their three-point lead atop the Premier League table. Terry put his side ahead in just the second minute with a powerful header from a corner, and Cesc Fabregas doubled the lead...
  • Liverpool shouldn't re-sign Fernando Torres: Jamie Carragher 3 days ago

    London: Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has urged his old club not to re-sign Fernando Torres. The Spanish forward, who is currently on loan at AC Milan from Chelsea, has been linked with a move back to Anfield, reports dailymail.co.uk. But Carragher believes his former teammate Torres, 30, is past his best and...
  • Liverpool can still be in top four mix, says Brendan Rodgers 4 days ago

    Liverpool can still finish in the Premier League's top four and claim a place in next season's Champions League, manager Brendan Rodgers said on Sunday after a 2-2 home draw with Arsenal. The point, earned by Martin Skrtel's last-gasp header, left Liverpool in 10th place going into the hectic Christmas fixture...
  • Manchester City and Barcelona turn heat up on leaders 4 days ago

    Manchester City's David Silva struck twice as they beat Crystal Palace 3-0 to join Chelsea at the top of the Premier League this weekend while Lionel Messi's double helped Barcelona to a 5-0 La Liga win over Cordoba. The top two in England have 39 points but Chelsea can regain their...
  • EPL: Liverpool score late for 2-2 draw against Arsenal 4 days ago

    Liverpool: Martin Skrtel powered home a header deep into stoppage time to earn 10-man Liverpool a 2-2 draw against Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday. In the seventh of nine minutes of injury time, Skrtel leaped high to head a right-wing corner from Adam Lallana into the bottom corner. Despite being...
  • EPL: Manchester United, Aston Villa share the spoils at Villa Park 5 days ago

    Birmingham: Aston Villa ended Manchester United's six-match winning streak in the Premier League with a fiercely contested 1-1 draw at Villa Park on Saturday. Christian Benteke fired Villa ahead after 18 minutes with a well-placed shot from the edge of the penalty area after he had evaded his marker and turned. United...
  • EPL: David Silva brace gives Manchester City easy win over Palace 5 days ago

    Manchester: David Silva came to the rescue of a strikerless Manchester City with two goals in a 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace that drew them level on points with Chelsea at the top of the Premier League on Saturday. Silva eased an increasingly tense atmosphere at the Etihad Stadium when he...
  • Michael Carrick appointed Manchester United vice-captain 5 days ago

    London: Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has replaced Darren Fletcher as the club's vice-captain. The 33-year-old Carrick, who joined United from Tottenham Hotspur in 2006, takes over as Wayne Rooney's deputy from Fletcher who was handed the role at the start of the season, reports dailymail.co.uk. Scottish mid-fielder Fletcher has struggled for...
  • Joe Hart signs new contract with Manchester City 6 days ago

    London: Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has signed a new contract which will keep him with the current Premier League champions until 2019. "I'm really happy, I've been here a long time now and I want to keep that going," Hart told City's official website on Friday, reports Xinhua. Hart, who joined...
  • EPL: Manchester City primed to pounce on leaders Chelsea 6 days ago

    Rejuvenated Manchester City can pile the pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea for the first time this season if they beat struggling visitors Crystal Palace on Saturday. With Chelsea not playing at Stoke City until Monday, a City victory at the Etihad Stadium against a Palace side who have failed to...
  • I was made a scapegoat for Manchester United's last season failure: Marouane Fellaini 6 days ago

    London: Marouane Fellaini has claimed he was made a scapegoat for Manchester United's disastrous season last year, because of his relationship with David Moyes. The United mid-fielder has endured a troubled spell at Old Trafford since joining for £27 million last year. His performances in his first season were regularly targeted...
  • Steven Gerrard urges Raheem Sterling to stay at Liverpool 6 days ago

    London: Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has called on young striker Raheem Sterling to continue his impressive development by staying hungry and remaining at the Anfield. Sterling, whose contract expires in 2017, has so far turned down Liverpool's opening offer of an extended, improved deal, reports telegraph.co.uk. "I hope he signs a new...
  • Mario Balotelli banned for 1 match for social media post 1 week ago

    Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is banned from Sunday's match against Arsenal as punishment for posting racially offensive comments online. The FA on Thursday imposed the one-match ban and a fine of 25,000 pounds ($39,000), while also ordering Balotelli to attend an education program for the "aggravated breach" of its discrimination rules. Balotelli...
  • Don't ask about new signings, says Sunderland boss Guy Poyet 1 week ago

    London: Sunderland manager Guy Poyet appeared to criticise the club's transfer policy on Thursday when asked if he was going to strengthen his struggling squad in the January transfer window. "I want more quality. Do I think I'll get it? I don't know," Poyet, whose side face Newcastle United in a...
  • Newcastle United suffer keeper crisis, consider emergency loan 1 week ago

    London: Newcastle United are facing a goalkeeping crisis and manager Alan Pardew is considering asking the Premier League about the possibility of an emergency loan. Already without Dutch international Tim Krul and Rob Elliott, both injured, Pardew has been relying on 21-year-old third-choice Jak Alnwick. Alnwick, who made his senior competitive debut...
  • Manchester United have the loudest fans 1 week ago

    Manchester United fans have been crowned the noisiest when following their team away from home in the English Premier League (EPL) in a survey conducted by brewing company Carlsberg. Louis van Gaal's side did not win a game on their away trips until Nov 22 at Arsenal - after five away...
  • Liverpool getting back to their best, says Brendan Rodgers December 18, 2014

    Liverpool are showing signs of reproducing their scintillating form of last season after a 3-1 win at Bournemouth in the League Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday, manager Brendan Rodgers said. Having struggled to recapture the form that propelled them to second place in the Premier League last season, Rodgers' side set up...