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  • Support pours in for Rio Ferdinand following wife's death 50 minutes ago

    Footballers rallied round on Saturday to offer support to former England captain Rio Ferdinand following the death of his wife, Rebecca Ellison, from cancer. Ferdinand's Queens Park Rangers team mates and his former colleagues at Manchester United all wore black armbands during their Premier League matches. QPR player Leroy Fer offered his...
  • West Brom inflict Manchester United's 3rd straight loss in Premier League 13 hours 45 minutes ago

    Jonas Olsson gave West Bromwich Albion a 1-0 victory at Manchester United on Saturday that should ensure the team stays in the English Premier League. But a third successive loss for United has seen their grip on fourth place loosened, with Liverpool only four points behind in the race for Champions...
  • Steven Gerrard heads Liverpool to 2-1 win vs QPR in Premier League 16 hours 31 minutes ago

    Liverpool: Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard made amends for missing a penalty by clinching a 2-1 victory over Queens Park Rangers on Saturday that damages the London club's bid for Premier League survival. The midfielder, who will join the Los Angeles Galaxy at the end of the season, headed in Philippe Coutinho's...
  • EPL: Defeats leaves Burnley and QPR on the brink of relegation 16 hours 59 minutes ago

    London: Burnley and Queens Park Rangers' Premier League survival hopes were left hanging by a thread after defeats and unfavourable results elsewhere on Saturday left them rooted to the foot of the table. Mark Noble's first half penalty was enough to condemn Burnley, who had Michael Duff sent off in the...
  • EPL: Resurgent Leicester beat sorry Newcastle to pull clear of drop zone 19 hours 37 minutes ago

    London: Resurgent Leicester City pulled four points clear of the Premier League relegation zone thanks to Leonardo Ulloa's brace in a 3-0 victory against free-falling Newcastle United at the King Power Stadium on Saturday. Ulloa headed home inside the first minute and, after Wes Morgan doubled the lead in the 17th...
  • Bournemouth promoted to Premier League as 2nd-tier champions 20 hours 29 minutes ago

    London: Bournemouth were promoted to the Premier League for the first time as second-tier champions after Watford threw away the title in the final seconds of the season on Saturday. Already guaranteed promotion, Watford led the League Championship heading into Saturday's finale and was beating Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 until stoppage time...
  • Memories more important than medals for Jose Mourinho 22 hours 34 minutes ago

    London: Jose Mourinho said it is memories rather than medals that motivate him as his Chelsea side sit on the brink of a first Premier League title for five years. Victory against Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Sunday will secure Mourinho a third title at Chelsea after triumphs in 2005...
  • Didier Drogba can't wait for 'crazy' Chelsea Sunday 23 hours 51 minutes ago

    Veteran striker Didier Drogba is expecting a "crazy" Stamford Bridge atmosphere when Chelsea attempt to clinch the Premier League title for the first time in five years with a win at home to Crystal Palace on Sunday. The 37-year-old former Ivory Coast international is dreaming of an avalanche of goals against...
  • Chelsea on the brink of clinching Premier League title Yesterday

    Manchester: By mixing attacking verve with defensive resilience, Chelsea have been a class apart in the Premier League and can win the title Sunday with three games to spare. A victory over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge will seal the title for Chelsea, who have lost only two games and is...
  • EPL: Crystal Palace determined to make Chelsea wait Yesterday

    London: Crystal Palace are determined to bounce back from a disappointing performance last weekend to delay Chelsea's Premier League title celebrations, manager Alan Pardew said on Friday. Palace lost 2-0 at home to struggling Hull City last time out and a third defeat in a row at Chelsea on Sunday would...
  • Wayne Rooney fit for Manchester United, Van Gaal ponders three-year plan Yesterday

    London: Wayne Rooney is fit to lead the Manchester United attack in the weekend's Premier League game at home to West Bromwich Albion, coach Louis van Gaal said on Friday. The England captain limped off near the end of Sunday's 3-0 loss at Everton with a knee injury but will be...
  • Shaky Manchester City must improve defensively, says Manuel Pellegrini Yesterday

    London: Scoring goals is not a problem but Manchester City must tighten up defensively if they are going to challenge for the Premier League title next season, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Friday. City scored 102 goals and conceded 37 on their way to the title last seoasn but with four...
  • Injuries hurt Arsenal's title bid, laments Arsene Wenger Yesterday

    London: Although pleased with the progress of his Arsenal side this season, manager Arsene Wenger is frustrated injuries have hampered the Gunners' premier league challenge. Fourth-placed finishers for the last two seasons, Arsenal currently sit third, level on 67 points with second-placed Manchester City, but with a game in hand. The Gunners...
  • Chelsea poised to celebrate first title in five years 3 days ago

    Chelsea have been accused of being boring but they will not mind one bit if they beat Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Sunday to win the Premier League title for the first time in five years. Jose Mourinho's side were jeered by Arsenal fans during last weekend's 0-0 draw after...
  • EPL: Chelsea beat Leicester 3-1, a win away from league title 3 days ago

    Leicester: Chelsea staged a second-half comeback to beat Leicester 3-1 on Wednesday and move to within three points of capturing the Premier League trophy. Jose Mourinho's side holds a 13-point lead and can clinch a first league title in five years by beating Crystal Palace at home on Sunday. Marc Albrighton's goal...
  • ISL representatives in England for Premier League workshop 3 days ago

    London: Indian Super League (ISL) organisers along with selected officials of all eight participant franchises are in England for a workshop that seeks to implement Premier League practices in the second edition of ISL and further. The workshop started on Wednesday and the 23-member contingent will visit the league headquarters. They...
  • Arsenal need four top players to become 'Invincibles': Mourinho 3 days ago

    London: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho endorsed Arsenal legend Thierry Henry's assessment of his former side, saying he thinks the "Gunners" are four signings away from becoming "The Invincibles". In English football, the term is used to refer the Arsenal team of the 2003-04 season after they won the English Premier League...
  • Manchester City set for upheaval after season of struggles 4 days ago

    Manchester: Proof of the struggles at Manchester City this season arrived when the Premier League's team of the year was announced on Sunday. Chelsea had six players included. Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham all had representatives. City? Not one player. Before the end of this season, the manager is under severe pressure...
  • EPL: Hull City beat Liverpool 1-0 to edge clear of danger 4 days ago

    London: Hull City edged towards Premier League safety with a 1-0 win over Liverpool on Tuesday that moved them four points clear of the relegation zone and shredded the visitors' slim hopes of Champions League qualification. Central defender Michael Dawson scored the only goal at the KC Stadium after 37 minutes,...
  • Defiant Jose Mourinho defends Chelsea against 'boring' jibes 5 days ago

    London: Jose Mourinho has again refuted criticism that his team plays dull football after Arsenal fans jeered them with chants of "Boring, boring Chelsea" during the London derby on Sunday. The Premier League leaders relied on a watertight defence to earn a 0-0 draw at The Emirates and are within six...
  • Chelsea midfielder Oscar out of hospital after head knock 5 days ago

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says Oscar has been discharged from the hospital following a knock to the head during a Premier League match and will travel with the squad for a game on Wednesday. The Brazil midfielder was injured about 15 minutes into the 0-0 draw at Arsenal when goalkeeper...
  • Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could miss rest of season 5 days ago

    England: Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could miss the final month of the season because of his ongoing injury problems, depriving the Premier League club of their most potent scorer as it chases Champions League qualification. The England international has been out since April 8 with hip and thigh injuries, after already...
  • Chelsea's Oscar taken to hospital after collision in derby 6 days ago

    London: Chelsea's Brazil playmaker Oscar was taken to hospital after being clattered by Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina during the 0-0 Premier League draw at the Emirates on Sunday. Oscar was played in by Cesc Fabregas in the 16th minute of the London derby and after dinking the ball over the outrushing...
  • Eden Hazard wins England's PFA player of the year award 6 days ago

    London: Chelsea's Belgium forward Eden Hazard won England's PFA player of the year award ahead of Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane and Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea on Sunday. England striker Kane, 21, was voted young player of the year at the Professional Footballers' Association awards dinner with Hazard, 24, second...
  • EPL: Chelsea close in on title after goalless draw against Arsenal 6 days ago

    London: Chelsea's pursuit of the Premier League trophy will go into May after the runaway leaders drew 0-0 at Arsenal on Sunday with a cautious, ultra-defensive display. By protecting a 10-point lead over Manchester City and Arsenal, Chelsea can secure their first title in five years by beating Leicester on Wednesday...
  • We were out-fought by Everton, says Van Gaal 6 days ago

    Louis van Gaal accused his Manchester United players of being out-fought in a 3-0 defeat at Everton on Sunday that left the Premier League top-four door slightly ajar for Liverpool. Victory at Goodison Park would have all but guaranteed a return to the Champions League for United after this season's absence...
  • Manchester United go down to fourth after humiliating loss to Everton 6 days ago

    Liverpool: Manchester United's top-four aspirations suffered a setback as Louis van Gaal's side were blown away 3-0 by clinical Everton in the Premier League on Sunday. First-half goals from James McCarthy and John Stones put hosts Everton in control at Goodison Park and substitute Kevin Mirallas sealed victory on the counter-attack...
  • Manchester United will win title within two years: Louis van Gaal 6 days ago

    Manchester: English football club Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal on Sunday said he is confident that he will guide the team to the Premier League title before his contract expires in 2017. The 63-year-old signed a three-year deal at Old Trafford last summer, revealing in March that the job will...
  • EPL: Manchester City, Leicester win as Liverpool draw 1 week ago

    Leicester City continued to do their best Houdini impression on Saturday as they escaped the Premier League drop zone for the first time since November while Manchester City went up to second spot with a thrilling win. A battling 1-0 triumph at bottom club Burnley gave Leicester their fourth consecutive league...
  • Manchester City beat Aston Vila 3-2 to move to second place in EPL 1 week ago

    Manchester: Fernandinho volleyed in an 89th-minute winner as Manchester City beat Aston Villa 3-2 to cement a place in the English Premier League's top four for the soon-to-be-deposed champions. Sergio Aguero pounced on an early mistake by goalkeeper Brad Guzan to give City a third-minute lead, and Aleksandar Kolarov made it...