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  • Liverpool beat Burnley 1-0 in Premier League 33 minutes ago

    Raheem Sterling's second-half strike gave Liverpool their first league victory in four matches, beating Burnley 1-0 on Friday despite turning in a poor performance at Turf Moor. Last year Liverpool were top of the Premier League on Christmas Day having scored twice as many goals as this season after 17 matches....
  • Rooney nets twice as Manchester United beat Newcastle 3-1 in Premier League 1 hour 2 minutes ago

    Wayne Rooney scored twice in the first half as resurgent Manchester United easily beat Newcastle 3-1 on Friday to strengthen their grip on third place in the Premier League. Rooney was set up well by his team-mates for both goals as Radamel Falcao met a long cross into the area in...
  • Terry, Costa score as Chelsea beat West Ham 2-0, stay top in EPL 3 hours 7 minutes ago

    London: John Terry scored for the second straight game and Diego Costa grabbed his 13th goal of the season as Chelsea beat West Ham 2-0 to stay top of the Premier League on Friday. West Ham arrived at Stamford Bridge in fourth place and one of the surprises of the season,...
  • Mumbai FC rope in Rafi, Lawrence for upcoming I-League 4 hours 12 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Former India football captain Climax Lawrence and striker Mohammed Rafi have been retained by their I-League club Mumbai FC for the upcoming edition of the championship, starting January 17. Both players were a part of the victorious Atletico de Kolkata squad in the recently concluded Indian Super League. Lawrence, who retired...
  • Pellegrini sets Manchester City target of 87 points to retain EPL title 7 hours 4 minutes ago

    London: Manager Manuel Pellegrini has set Manchester City a target of 87 points to retain their English Premier League (EPL) crown. The defending champions trail Chelsea by three points going into the trip to West Bromwich but are on course to meet Pellegrini's mark as they approach the halfway point of...
  • No rest in EPL as hectic festive period looms 14 hours 11 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 Yesterday

    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...
  • Fernando Torres poised to re-join Atletico Madrid Yesterday

    London: Fernando Torres is poised to re-join boyhood club Atletico Madrid after they outlined a deal with AC Milan that should see Alessio Cerci go in the opposite direction. Torres is on a two-year loan from Chelsea but has failed to impress and Atletico are convinced they can rekindle the player...
  • QPR's Rio Ferdinand hoping to be busy during holiday fixtures Yesterday

    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...
  • India's football dreams get a boost, Brazil's shattered at home - football in 2014 Yesterday

    Passionate little Brazilian boys cried their last during the semi-final of the 2014 Football World Cup, while little Baichungs in India witnessed the dawn of a brand new footballing era in their nation. For a 10-year-old, his emotions are threatened by the virtue of his birth, by the wavering national...
  • Mario Balotelli not suited to Liverpool's style, says Brendan Rodgers 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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...
  • Khedira would be happy to extend Real Madrid contract 2 days ago

    Germany midfielder Sami Khedira has indicated he would be happy to extend his contract with Real Madrid beyond June 2015 if an agreement can be reached. Khedira, whose season has been disrupted by injuries, is not a first-choice starter under coach Carlo Ancelotti, with Germany team mate Toni Kroos, Croatia international...
  • 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 3 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 3 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 3 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...
  • Napoli beat Juventus on penalties to win Super Cup 3 days ago

    Doha, Qatar: Napoli beat Juventus 6-5 on penalties to win the Italian Super Cup on Monday and deny Massimiliano Allegri a first trophy in charge of the Bianconeri. Rafael saved Simone Padoin's final penalty after Kalidou Koulibaly had converted to win the match for Napoli despite Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon saving...
  • Early 2015 crucial for Real Sociedad's Europe goal, says David Moyes 3 days ago

    Madrid: Real Sociedad will know early in the New Year whether their goal of securing a lucrative berth in Europe for next season is viable, according to coach David Moyes. The Basque club, who have been weakened by a need to cash in on a number of their best players in...
  • 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...
  • Kolkata's love for new champions in the Indian Super League 3 days ago

    Atletico de Kolkata beat Kerala Blasters FC 1-0 in stoppish time to clinch the first Indian Super League title on Saturday. ...
  • 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...
  • Sergio Ramos caps 'best year' with Club World Cup award 4 days ago

    Decorated Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has dubbed 2014 "the best year of my life" after playing a key role for the Spanish giants as they swept to four titles including a record-extending 10th European crown. A no-nonsense centre back whose strength in the air regularly yields goals, Ramos scooped the...
  • Zico to remain FC Goa coach for next two years 4 days ago

    Rio de Janeiro: Former Brazil great Zico has revealed he has received an offer to remain coach of Indian Super League (ISL) club FC Goa next year. FC Goa were last week eliminated in the semi-final by eventual champions Atletico de Kolkata. "I spoke with the club and they want me...