EPL FOOTBALL

  • Goals fly in, records tumble as EPL delivers a feast March 23, 2014

    The Premier League lived up to its reputation as the most entertaining and exciting league in the world on Saturday as the goals flowed, records were broken and a major controversy added extra spice to the heady mix. From the early afternoon kick-off at Stamford Bridge where Chelsea crushed Arsenal by...
  • Liverpool and Gerrard acknowledge failings January 20, 2014

    Liverpool: Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has rarely suffered criticism in an illustrious career but accepted he deserved some flak for his below par performance on Saturday even if manager Brendan Rodgers did not agree. Rodgers is attempting to transform the 33yearold into a deeplying midfielder but Gerrard was overrun in...
  • FA chairman Bernstein calls for bans for violent fans December 10, 2012

    Fans who "hijack" matches with bad behaviour should be handed life bans, English FA chairman David Bernstein said on Monday. The FA chief spoke in the aftermath of Sunday's heated Manchester derby which saw United defender Rio Ferdinand struck by a coin thrown from the crowd and nine others charged by...
  • Bebe late strike earns draw for Man United July 22, 2012

    Cape Town: Portuguese winger Bebe scored in injury time to give Manchester United a 11 draw against Ajax Cape Town in the Premier League team's second preseason game. Substitute Bebe arrived at the far post to finish powerfully from a Marnick Vermijl cross at Cape Town Stadium in a game that...
  • Di Matteo tightlipped on Oscar deal July 18, 2012

    London: Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo remained coy on continued speculation that the club are close to sealing a deal for Internacional playmaker Oscar. The Premier League club are understood to have had a 25 million (19.6m) offer already rejected by the Brazilian club, prompting president Giovanni Luigi to admit that...
  • Cole defends Terry in racial slur trial July 11, 2012

    London: Chelsea defender Ashley Cole defended captain John Terry against accusations of racism on the second day of his teammate's trial, saying Wednesday that the case should never have come to court. Terry is accused of calling Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand a "black (expletive)" in a raciallyaggregated verbal attack...
  • QPR agree to sign Man United's Park July 7, 2012

    Silverstone: Queens Park Rangers have agreed to sign South Korean midfielder Park Jisung from Manchester United, British media reported on Saturday. QPR owner Tony Fernandes would not confirm the signing but told Reuters at the British Formula One Grand Prix that the club would be making an announcement on Monday at...
  • Chelsea name Di Matteo as permanent manager June 13, 2012

    London: Chelsea have handed Roberto Di Matteo a twoyear contract as manager of the club after his heroics in the Champions League and FA Cup from a temporary position last season. Di Matteo was installed as caretaker manager after the sacking of Andre VillasBoas towards the end of last season, but...
  • Steve Clarke named West Brom coach June 8, 2012

    Birmingham: Premier League side West Brom has appointed former Liverpool assistant Steve Clarke as coach Friday on a twoyear deal. Clarke replaces England manager Roy Hodgson, who left the club at the end of last season. Before Liverpool, Clarke was assistant coach at Newcastle, Chelsea and West Ham. West Brom finished 10th in...
  • Chelsea confirm Eden Hazard signing June 4, 2012

    London: Chelsea have announced that they have agreed terms with Lille for the transfer of Eden Hazard. The 21yearold Belgian international has agreed personal terms with the club and today passed a medical examination with the reigning European champions. Having spent the summer being pursued by not only the Blues, but also...
  • Shanghai Shenhua confirm interest in Drogba May 31, 2012

    Shanghai: Shanghai Shenhua boss Sergio Batista insists that the club is working around the clock to sign Didier Drogba following his departure from Chelsea. The Ivorian striker scored the winning penalty against Bayern Munich in the Champions League final just days before announcing that he did not wish to renew his...
  • Kalou to decide on Chelsea future next week May 23, 2012

    London: Salomon Kalou is set to decide whether to stay at Chelsea in the next week, Goal.com has learned. The Ivory Coast forward will sit down with senior club officials for fresh contract talks and will then make a decision on whether to sign a new deal or follow Didier Drogba...
  • 'Hazard agrees terms with City, Chelsea, Utd' May 23, 2012

    London: Lille's highly sought after star Eden Hazard has agreed terms with Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea, according to the player's agent. The Belgian is now deciding which team to join, and will reveal his decision after Belgium's international friendlies against Montenegro and England. "We are no longer in the negotiations...
  • Chelsea slip out of top4 contention after loss May 3, 2012

    Chelsea look certain to finish outside the top four of the English Premier League for the first time in 10 years after a 20 home defeat against Newcastle on Wednesday. Papiss Cisse scored twice at Stamford Bridge to take his tally to 13 goals in 12 appearances for Newcastle, who now...
  • ExEngland defender Campbell hangs up his boots May 2, 2012

    London: Former England defender Sol Campbell announced his retirement from football on Wednesday, ending a stellar 19year career that was marked by his acrimonious switch from Tottenham to fierce north London rival Arsenal. The 37yearold Campbell a powerful, ballplaying centerback who played 73 times for his country called time...
  • van Persie wins Footballer of the Year award April 24, 2012

    London: Arsenal striker Robin van Persie was named England's Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers' Association on Tuesday, two days after being picking up the PFA Player of the Year prize. Van Persie, 28, was the first Dutchman to win the prestigious honour since Dennis Bergkamp, also of Arsenal,...
  • Wigan stun Arsenal to boost survival hopes April 17, 2012

    London: Wigan backed up their shock victory over Manchester United by beating another Premier League giants on Monday, winning 21 at thirdplace Arsenal to boost their hopes of staving off relegation. Arsenal were looking for a victory that would have put them eight points clear in third but never recovered from...
  • Chelsea, Spurs play out a goalless draw March 24, 2012

    London: Tottenham maintained their fivepoint lead over Chelsea in the Premier League with an actionpacked 00 draw at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Juan Mata came closest for the hosts in the second half, curling a freekick onto the upright with Brad Friedel rooted to the spot. However, Spurs had perhaps had the...
  • Recovering Muamba chats to manager Coyle March 21, 2012

    London: English soccer player Fabrice Muamba showed encouraging signs on Tuesday in his recovery from a cardiac arrest, three days after collapsing on the field during a match. Despite the quick attention from medical personnel at the FA Cup quarterfinal Saturday at Tottenham, the Premier League said it will consider improving...
  • EPL: Blackburn beat Sunderland 20 March 21, 2012

    Blackburn, England: Blackburn eased their relegation worries with a 20 home win over Sunderland in the Premier League on Tuesday. Blackburn moved six points clear of the drop zone with nine games remaining after secondhalf goals by Junior Hoilett and Ayegbeni Yakubu. After a dull first half, Hoilett broke the deadlock in...
  • United eye extending league lead vs Wolves March 16, 2012

    London: With Manchester United out of Europe and eliminated from the FA Cup, Sunday's English Premier League match at relegationthreatened Wolverhampton Wanderers takes on even greater importance than usual for the defending champions. United's shortlived debut in the Europa League ended on Thursday with a second straight defeat against Athletic Bilbao,...