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  • Manchester United tweet by Mario Balotelli triggers racist abuse 5 hours 5 minutes ago

    Mario Balotelli found himself on the receiving end of yet more racist abuse on Sunday after a jokey reference to Manchester United FC's shock defeat by Leicester City sparked a flurry of invective on social media. Police later confirmed they were looking into the abuse that had come the Liverpool striker's...
  • Champions League: Contenders, Pretenders and the Outsiders 5 hours 32 minutes ago

    Every four years, the world comes together to be enthralled and excited by the magic of the Football World Cup, the most watched and celebrated sporting event in the world. And while the splendour and romance of the World Cup dictates that it shall always remain the premier and definitive...
  • Emotional Frank Lampard lost for words after scoring against Chelsea 8 hours 2 minutes ago

    Manchester: An emotional Frank Lampard admitted he felt like a man trapped between two worlds after scoring Manchester City's equaliser against former club Chelsea in Sunday's 1-1 Premier League draw. The 36-year-old midfielder, who left Chelsea at the end of last season, came on as a second-half substitute at the Etihad...
  • Manchester City manager Pellegrini criticises Chelsea's small team mentality 11 hours 16 minutes ago

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini criticised Chelsea's "small team" mentality and said they played like Stoke City during their tense 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday. Much like last season's masterful 1-0 win at the same venue, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho opted to play three midfielders to negate City's...
  • Lampard equaliser earns Manchester City 1-1 draw against Chelsea 19 hours 34 minutes ago

    Frank Lampard scored a late equaliser against his former club Chelsea to earn 10-man Manchester City a 1-1 draw in the Premier League on Sunday and end the leaders' winning start to the season. Lampard, who was released by Chelsea this summer after scoring a club-record 211 goals in 13 years,...
  • EPL: Leicester City stun Manchester United 5-3 21 hours 39 minutes ago

    Leicester: Manchester United twice surrendered a two-goal lead to lose 5-3 to Leicester in a wild Premier League game on Sunday, with the promoted side scoring four times in 20 minutes to cap their thrilling comeback. Angel Di Maria's exquisite chip put United 2-0 ahead in the 16th minute but...
  • EPL: Diamond is Louis van Gaal's new best friend 2 days ago

    After switching to a new-look formation that sparkled against Queens Park Rangers last weekend, a diamond may just be Louis van Gaal's new best friend as the Manchester United boss looks set to continue with it against Leicester City on Sunday. United claimed their first three points of the season thanks...
  • Arsenal enjoy revenue boost after ending trophyless run 2 days ago

    London: Arsenal generated revenue of more than 300 million pounds ($489 million) in 2013-14 when the English Premier League club ended a nine-year run without a major trophy. Arsenal returned to winning ways when they lifted the FA Cup in May, gaining a reward after investing in players including German midfielder...
  • Chelsea's Diego Costa to face Manchester City, despite fitness fight 2 days ago

    London: Diego Costa will play for Chelsea against Premier League champions Manchester City this weekend despite not being 100 percent fit, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday. The 32 million pounds($52.22 million) Brazil-born Spain striker, who has scored seven goals in four Premier League games since joining from Atletico Madrid, is...
  • Eyes on Lampard as Manchester City and Chelsea renew rivalry 3 days ago

    Frank Lampard could make an emotional appearance against former club Chelsea this weekend as his new employers Manchester City host Jose Mourinho's side in an early showdown between the Premier League's heavyweights. Lampard, who became a talismanic figure at Stamford Bridge before leaving in the close-season after 10 successful years, is...
  • Germans draw first blood in rivalry with English foes 4 days ago

    Berlin: German teams scored a point - or more accurately, seven - in their rivalry with English clubs this week, coming out on top in two of their three Champions League duels, with the third resulting in a share of the spoils. Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich certainly had the better of...
  • Bayern Munich frontline needs improvement despite win over Manchester City 4 days ago

    Bayern Munich's last-minute victory over Manchester City may have left fans delighted with a winning Champions League Group E start but highlighted their need to improve their finishing after missing a string of clear chances. Last season's Bundesliga striker Robert Lewandowski, brought in to boost their frontline, has yet to score...
  • Champions League: Bayern edge City; big wins for Roma, Porto 4 days ago

    Bayern Munich scored a 90th-minute goal to beat Manchester City 1-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday, while Barcelona had an easier time edging APOEL 1-0. Bayern defender Jerome Boateng's powerful shot appeared to deflect off team-mate Mario Goetze, rising up and beyond the dive of his former City team-mate Joe...
  • Boateng's goal gives Bayern Munich 1-0 win over Manchester City 4 days ago

    Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng returned to haunt his former club with a last-gasp goal that secured a 1-0 win over English title holders Manchester City in their opening Champions League Group E clash on Wednesday. Boateng, who joined Bayern from City in 2011, broke the deadlock in Munich with a...
  • Champions League: Bayern's Ribery out of Manchester City match 5 days ago

    Munich: Franck Ribery will miss Bayern Munich's opening Champions League game against Manchester City on Wednesday because of a recurrence of his knee problem. Bayern coach Pep Guardiola says the Frenchman, who scored in his comeback against Stuttgart on Saturday, will definitely not play, but Arjen Robben could make an appearance. Ribery...
  • Familiar rivals Bayern Munich, Manchester City clash again in Champions League 5 days ago

    Bayern Munich have reached at least the semi-finals in each of their last three Champions League appearances. With the 2014-15 final taking place in Berlin, the German powerhouse has added incentive to go for their second title in three years. Bayern kick off their campaign at home Wednesday against familiar rival...
  • Injury-hit Bayern Munich still a tough test for City, says Vincent Kompany 5 days ago

    Munich: Injury-hit Bayern Munich pose a big test for Manchester City on Wednesday in what should prove a good gauge of their Champions League ambitions this season, City captain Vincent Kompany said. Manchester City beat Bayern 3-2 in Munich in the group stage last season and the Bundesliga champions are ravaged...
  • David Moyes' tactics did not fit Manchester United, says Rio Ferdinand 1 week ago

    Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has become the first senior player to publicly criticise David Moyes, who lasted just 10 months in charge as manager at Old Trafford last season. Moyes was appointed from Everton to succeed Alex Ferguson before the start of last season but reigning champions United lost...
  • Manchester United and the quandary of romance vs practicality 1 week ago

    "Manchester United is not merely a football club, it's a beautiful memory", wrote Eamon Dunphy in his biography of Sir Matt Busby, the legendary manager and spiritual architect of Manchester United Football Club. Football fans generally tend to be a sentimental lot and Manchester United supporters, owing partly through circumstance,...
  • Manchester United manager Van Gaal wants more from match-winner Di Maria 1 week ago

    Manchester: Louis van Gaal urged Angel di Maria to give even more after he inspired Manchester United to a 4-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers on his home debut. The Argentina international, United's record signing, upstaged debutant Radamel Falcao in Sunday's game at Old Trafford with a goal, an assist and...
  • EPL: Manchester United thrash QPR 4-0 to register first win of season 1 week ago

    Manchester: Manchester United ended their winless start to the Premier League season in emphatic fashion on Sunday, beating Queens Park Rangers 4-0 to show just what a summer spending spree of 150 million pounds ($250 million) can deliver. Angel Di Maria and Ander Herrera scored their first goals for United, Wayne...
  • Three major Manchester United signings set for QPR debut September 14, 2014

    Three of Manchester United's major transfer window signings are set to make their debuts as the team seek a first competitive win under Louis Van Gaal in Sunday's Premier League visit of Queens Park Rangers. Colombia striker Radamel Falcao, a deadline day loan recruit from Monaco, Netherlands defender Daley Blind, signed...
  • Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini loses cool over referee September 13, 2014

    London: The normally serene Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini lost his cool and slammed the referee for allowing two "illegal goals" and missing what he called a clear penalty in the 22 draw with Arsenal on Saturday. In a rare outburst from Pellegrini, the Chilean said there were fouls in the...
  • Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy out with bad ankle sprain September 13, 2014

    London: Arsenal right back Mathieu Debuchy has a badly sprained ankle and it's unclear how long he will be sidelined. Manager Arsene Wenger says Debuchy's injury "doesn't look good" and more tests will be needed to determine its severity. The 29yearold Debuchy landed awkwardly and clutched his left ankle in the second...
  • Martin Demichelis' header gives Manchester City 22 draw at Arsenal September 13, 2014

    London: Martin Demichelis spared Manchester City from a second successive loss by heading in a late equalizer in a 22 draw at Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday. After Sergio Aguero put defending champion City in front in the first half, Arsenal staged a fightback after the break inspired by...
  • Louis van Gaal happy to swap Danny Welbeck for Radamel Falcao at Manchester United September 13, 2014

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal admits the chance to sign Colombia striker Radamel Falcao made the less prolific Danny Welbeck surplus to requirements at Old Trafford. Welbeck's move to Arsenal in a 16 million pounds ($26 million) deal on transfer deadline day raised a few eyebrows, with former United...
  • Lampard ready to make Manchester City debut, says Pellegrini September 13, 2014

    London: Frank Lampard is "ready" to play for Manchester City and the former Chelsea midfielder could make his debut against Arsenal on Saturday, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Friday. The 36yearold Lampard, who is on a sixmonth loan from City's affiliate club New York, has been training with the Premier League...
  • Manchester United defender Phil Jones could be out for a month September 12, 2014

    England: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says center back Phil Jones will be out for up to a month with a hamstring injury. Jones was hurt during England's 20 win over Switzerland in a European Championship qualifier in Basel. Van Gaal says Jones would be sidelined for "maybe three weeks or...
  • Falcao, Welbeck lead charge of the debutants in Premier League September 12, 2014

    London: Radamel Falcao, Danny Welbeck and Toby Alderweireld are among the players in line to make their debuts as the Premier League resumes this weekend following the international break. Falcao's move to Manchester United on a seasonlong loan from Monaco was the headline story when the transfer window closed on Sep...
  • Falcao stays cool under Manchester United glare September 12, 2014

    London: A composed and measured Radamel Falcao made the media bow at Manchester United on Thursday, showing few signs of the weight of goalscoring expectation on his shoulders. United, who have managed only two points in three league games under new coach Louis van Gaal so far this season, paraded Falcao...