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  • FA charges Chelsea's Costa over stamp in Liverpool semifinal 15 hours 55 minutes ago

    London: Chelsea striker Diego Costa is facing a three-match ban after being charged on Wednesday by the English Football Association with violent conduct for stamping on an opponent during the League Cup semifinal win over Liverpool. The Spain international stamped on Emre Can's right ankle early in the game, but it...
  • Manchester City facing the blues? 18 hours 35 minutes ago

    Defending Champions, best team in the league last season, yet they have failed considerably this year. Now facing a daunting task to recover their season, is it all over this year for the blue half of Manchester? Such are the expectations from this City team full of stars, anything other than...
  • Arsenal strengthen defensive options by signing Gabriel Yesterday

    London: Arsenal have strengthened their depleted defensive options by signing Brazilian defender Gabriel from Villarreal, with Costa Rica forward Joel Campbell joining the Spanish club on loan as part of the deal. Financial terms weren't disclosed but Arsenal are reportedly paying 15 million pounds ($22.75 million) for Gabriel, who has been...
  • Paul Pogba will never return to Manchester United: Andrea Pirlo Yesterday

    Turin: Veteran Juventus playmaker Andrea Pirlo believes Manchester United would be wasting their time in trying to re-sign team-mate Paul Pogba. The 21-year-old left Old Trafford for Juventus in 2012 after growing frustrated with a lack of first-team appearances under Alex Ferguson. He has since developed into one of the best midfielders...
  • Real Madrid's Gareth Bale rules out Manchester United move Yesterday

    Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale says he is happy at the Bernabeu and has no intention of moving to Manchester United. Despite playing a significant role in Real winning their celebrated 10th European Cup and the King's Cup last season there has been talk of a move back to the Premier...
  • English clubs dominate international transfer deals: FIFA Yesterday

    English clubs are spending more money in the international transfer market than any other country in the world according to a FIFA report published on Wednesday. The findings of the 2015 FIFA/TMS Global Transfer Market Systems Report, covering the last 12 months, shows English clubs spent more than $770 million on...
  • Arsenal's Joel Campbell joins Villarreal on loan 2 days ago

    London: Arsenal forward Joel Campbell has joined Villarreal on loan for the rest of the season, the Spanish club said on Tuesday. The Costa Rican's move to Spain is part of a deal in which Arsenal are set to sign Villarreal's Brazilian defender Gabriel Paulista, who has passed a medical in...
  • Samuel Eto'o completes transfer to Sampdoria from Everton 2 days ago

    Everton said striker Samuel Eto'o has completed a transfer to Serie A club Sampdoria on a two-and-a-half-year contract. The 33-year-old Eto'o joined Everton on a free transfer last August, and scored four times in 20 appearances before moving back to Italy, where he used to play for Inter Milan. Everton manager Roberto...
  • Robin van Persie unsure over long-term Manchester United future 2 days ago

    London: Robin van Persie admits he doesn't know if he will be offered a new contract when his current deal expires with Manchester United. Van Persie scored 30 goals and won the Premier League title in his first season with United following his move from Arsenal, but last season he struggled...
  • Frank Lampard, John Terry turned my career around: Didier Drogba 3 days ago

    Didier Drogba has paid tribute to the inspirational way Chelsea team mates Frank Lampard and John Terry helped turned his career around after suffering some difficult times in his early days at Stamford Bridge. The powerful Ivorian striker, signed in a big-money deal from Olympique de Marseille 11 years ago, was...
  • Wilfried Bony will be wasted at Manchester City: Swansea chief 3 days ago

    Swansea City AFC director John van Zweden on Monday said former striker Wilfried Bony will be wasted at new side Manchester City, as he will just sit on the bench. Bony sealed a 28 million pounds move to City from the south Wales side earlier this month, and while Van Zweden...
  • Didier Drogba not finished yet, says Chealsea manager Jose Mourinho 3 days ago

    London: Jose Mourinho insists there is more to come from Didier Drogba at Chelsea as the striker says he wants to stay at the club beyond the end of the season. Mourinho led the tributes to Drogba as he was honoured for his outstanding contribution to the game by the Football...
  • Out-of-favour Balotelli must improve in training, says Rodgers 4 days ago

    London: Out-of-favour Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli needs to improve in training if he wants to get back into the squad, manager Brendan Rodgers has said. Italian Balotelli, who is yet to score a league goal in 12 appearances since his 16 million pounds ($23.98 million) move from AC Milan in August,...
  • Daniel Sturridge set for Liverpool return, Rogers warns Balotelli 4 days ago

    Liverpool: Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is closing in on a return to action after more than four months out injured but Mario Balotelli's exile from the first team is set to continue. Sturridge, who has been out since August, will make his comeback in next weekend's home match against West Ham...
  • Liverpool require experience: Brendan Rodgers 5 days ago

    London: Brendan Rodgers insisted Saturday Liverpool will not endure another summer of wholesale change as he outlined his intention to keep plenty of experience in his squad. Captain Steven Gerrard will leave a hole that cannot be easily filled when he joins LA Galaxy at the end of the season and...
  • We can win without Yaya Toure, says Manchester City boss 6 days ago

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has told his players they must believe they can win without Yaya Toure after failing to do so in the four league games he has missed this season. Toure is currently on international duty with Ivory Coast at the African Nations Cup and his departure has...
  • Swansea City swoop for Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Naughton 6 days ago

    London: Swansea City have signed Tottenham Hotspur's former England under-21 fullback Kyle Naughton on a 3-1/2 year deal, the Premier League clubs said on Thursday. Naughton, who is eligible for Saturday's FA Cup fourth round tie at Blackburn Rovers, has already trained with his new team. Spurs bought the versatile defender from...
  • Liverpool will challenge for title next season, says Brendan Rodgers 1 week ago

    Liverpool will be back challenging for the Premier League title next season after slipping off the pace this time round, manager Brendan Rodgers said on Thursday. The Northern Irishman took Liverpool to the verge of their first English title since 1990 last year before they faltered badly with the prize in...
  • Aston Villa fined after Leicester fracas 1 week ago

    London: Aston Villa's total fines for poor discipline this season have topped 100,000 pounds ($151,900) after the Premier League club were punished for a fracas against Leicester City on Thursday. The FA said Villa had been fined 60,000 pounds for the behaviour of players and club officials during and after a...
  • Raheem Sterling in no rush to replace Gerrard as Liverpool talisman 1 week ago

    London: Young Liverpool striker Raheem Sterling is the reluctant hero as Liverpool fans search for a successor to Steven Gerrard as Anfield's new idol. England forward Sterling, 20, already carries on his shoulders the burden of being the Reds' main attacking threat and his load will only increase when the 34-year-old...
  • Manchester United second richest club in world despite nightmare season 1 week ago

    A leap in commercial and broadcast revenue lifted Manchester United into second place behind Real Madrid on the list of the world's richest clubs in 2013-14, according to Deloitte's latest Football Money League. Despite a poor season on the pitch, United's income surged to 518 million euros ($599.4 million), from 424...
  • Arsenal sign Polish teenager Krystian Bielik January 21, 2015

    London: Arsenal have made their first signing of the January transfer window, bringing in Poland youth international Krystian Bielik from Legia Warsaw. The English Premier League club did not disclose a fee for Bielik, but British media reported he cost 2.5 million pounds ($3.8 million). The 17-year-old Bielik can play as a...
  • Jose Mourinho jokes about possible loan bid for Steven Gerrard January 21, 2015

    Liverpool: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has joked that he could try to sign Steven Gerrard on loan next season following the former England captain's departure from Liverpool. Gerrard has agreed to sign for MLS side Los Angeles Galaxy in the United States. When asked if he would try to persuade Gerrard to...
  • Everton held to 0-0 draw by West Brom in EPL January 20, 2015

    Liverpool: Kevin Mirallas missed a penalty he wasn't supposed to take as Everton were held to a 0-0 draw by West Bromwich Albion on Monday in the Premier League. Everton were awarded a penalty just before halftime when defender Joleon Lescott handled the ball in the area. Mirallas grabbed the ball...
  • Tactical change reaps reward for new-look, solid Arsenal January 19, 2015

    London: A change of tactics reaped rewards as a new, more subdued but more solid Arsenal arrived at Manchester City on Sunday, saw less of the ball than usual yet still masterfully outplayed the champions. Arsenal registered just 35 percent possession -- their lowest total since these statistics were first compiled...
  • EPL: Cazorla fires Arsenal to solid win over champions Manchester City January 18, 2015

    Arsenal finally ended their streak of poor away performances against top teams as Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud scored in each half Sunday for a 2-0 victory at Manchester City that dented the hosts' title hopes. Cazorla converted a penalty in the 24th minute and then sent in a pin-point free...
  • Stewart Downing shines again as West Ham beat Hull 3-0 January 18, 2015

    London: West Ham gave their European ambitions a timely boost as a superb second-half display saw the Hammers thrash struggling Hull 3-0 at Upton Park on Sunday. Sam Allardyce's side was booed off at halftime after a dismal opening period but Hull paid the price for some lackluster finishing as Andy...
  • Van Gaal sticking with tactics despite 4-4-2 success January 18, 2015

    A change of formation transformed a tepid performance into a 2-0 win for Manchester United at Queens Park Rangers in the Premier League on Saturday but manager Louis van Gaal says he has no plans for a permanent switch to 4-4-2. The Dutchman has employed a 3-5-2 formation, with which he...
  • Brendan Rodgers delights in Liverpool turnaround January 18, 2015

    It was a world away from the full-throttle entertainment of last-season's title charge, but Liverpool's 2-0 victory over Aston Villa was a step towards regaining the club's identity, according to manager Brendan Rodgers. Saturday's solid if unspectacular performance against the Premier League's bluntest strike force came courtesy of a goal in...
  • Eljero Elia's brace helps Southampton edge Newcastle 2-1 in EPL January 18, 2015

    Newcastle: Eljero Elia scored twice as third-place Southampton survived a late penalty appeal to beat Newcastle 2-1 on Saturday in the Premier League. The Dutchman, on loan from Werder Bremen, scored his first goal for the club with 14 minutes gone and then, after Yoan Gouffran had cancelled out his strike...