Category: Premier League
Published on 07 September 2016

King calls for Leicester 'statement' at Anfield

King calls for Leicester 'statement' at Anfield

Leicester City midfielder Andy King challenged his team to make a "real statement" with a win over Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday.

Claudio Ranieri's men have collected four points from their opening three games to sit ninth in the table in their Premier League defence.

With a new main stand completed at Anfield, a party-like atmosphere is expected...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 07 September 2016

Calderon relishing Guardiola versus Mourinho in Manchester

Calderon relishing Guardiola versus Mourinho in Manchester

Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon is looking forward to seeing Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho tangle in the Premier League and will not let Clasico loyalties obscure his admiration for the ex-Barcelona boss.

Guardiola's Manchester City will make the short trip to face Mourinho's Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday, with both...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 07 September 2016

Alonso intrigued by Mourinho versus Guardiola Manchester derby battle

Alonso intrigued by Mourinho versus Guardiola Manchester derby battle

Xabi Alonso will have a keen eye on this weekend's Manchester derby having worked first-hand with rivals Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola.

The managerial duo endured a testing relationship when in charge of Real Madrid and Barcelona, and the pair will renew rivalries when Mourinho's Manchester United host Guardiola's City at Old Trafford in the...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 01 January 2015

Galaxy tight-lipped on Gerrard speculation

Galaxy tight-lipped on Gerrard speculation

Reports in the British media on Thursday claimed Gerrard will announce he is leaving Liverpool on Friday, with the MLS apparently the most likely destination.

Galaxy and New York Red Bulls have been touted as the MLS clubs most interested in signing the long-time Liverpool midfielder but the former refused to discuss the potential transfer, while...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 01 January 2015

Pardew to start Palace reign on Friday

Pardew to start Palace reign on Friday

The outgoing Newcastle United manager was in the stands at Villa Park to cast an eye on his prospective new side, who were held to their second consecutive 0-0 draw in the Premier League by Aston Villa.

Yannick Bolasie spurned the best opportunity of the game, thrashing a first-half strike against the crossbar, with the result ensuring Palace...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 30 December 2014

Dyche explains Vokes omission

Dyche explains Vokes omission

Wales international Vokes was instrumental in firing Burnley to Championship promotion last season, netting 20 league goals as he forged a productive partnership with Danny Ings.

But his campaign was curtailed by a serious knee injury suffered in March, and the 25-year-old only made his first-team return as a late substitute in the...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 07 September 2016

Pep made Bayern boring and got lucky at Barca, says Schmeichel

Pep made Bayern boring and got lucky at Barca, says Schmeichel

Pep Guardiola made an exciting Bayern Munich team boring to watch and was lucky he had the players at his disposal to implement his famed possession philosophy at Barcelona, according to Peter Schmeichel.

Manchester City boss Guardiola enjoyed a trophy-laden four-year spell in charge at Camp Nou, winning three LaLiga titles as well as the Copa del R...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 01 January 2015

Jedinak focused despite Palace troubles

Jedinak focused despite Palace troubles

Palace have plunged into turmoil just as their skipper left the UK to link up with his national team in Melbourne ahead of the Asian Cup, Neil Warnock having been sacked in the final days of 2014 with the team now in the Premier League relegation zone.

Caretaker coach Keith Millen claimed after the 0-0 draw with Aston Villa on Thursday that Pardew,...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 01 January 2015

Senegal sweating on Mane fitness ahead of Africa Cup of Nations

Senegal sweating on Mane fitness ahead of Africa Cup of Nations

The Senegal international opened the scoring in the Premier League clash with a superbly executed lob over Wojciech Szczesny from a tight angle.

However, he appeared to pick up an injury soon after and was substituted by Ronald Koeman in the 42nd minute.

The Dutch head coach says the 22-year-old now faces a wait to see whether he will be...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 30 December 2014

Shelvey hit with FA charge

Shelvey hit with FA charge

The 22-year-old caught Can with his elbow during the first half of Swansea's 4-1 Premier League loss at Anfield on Monday, when the pair were jostling for the ball inside Liverpool's penalty area.

Swansea manager Garry Monk stated that he did not think former Liverpool man Shelvey should be punished, claiming the incident was...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 07 September 2016

Ibrahimovic stokes Manchester derby fires with playful Bravo warning

Ibrahimovic stokes Manchester derby fires with playful Bravo warning

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has fired shots ahead of Saturday's Manchester derby with a playful Facebook video to Claudio Bravo.

Chile goalkeeper Bravo joined City from Barcelona last month and could make his debut in the most hostile of atmospheres against rivals United at Old Trafford this weekend.

And Ibrahimovic, who has three goals in three Premier...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 01 January 2015

Pochettino focused on further progress

Pochettino focused on further progress

Triumphs over their fellow Londoners have been few and far between for Tottenham during the Premier League era and they went down to a 3-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge last month.

But that now stands as their only loss in the past nine league outings after a Harry Kane brace and goals from Danny Rose, Andros Townsend and Nacer Chadli secured a famous...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 01 January 2015

Wenger hints at Podolski exit

Wenger hints at Podolski exit

Podolski has been a peripheral figure for the north London club this season, making just 13 appearances – and two starts – in all competitions.

The 29-year-old has scored three goals this term, but has seemingly been unable to convince Wenger of his capabilities long-term.

Wenger had previously rejected speculation...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 06 September 2016

City lucky to have Guardiola - Zabaleta

City lucky to have Guardiola - Zabaleta

Pablo Zabaleta says Manchester City are lucky to have Pep Guardiola and the full-back expects the club to take the next step under his leadership.

Guardiola has made an impressive start to his tenure at the Etihad Stadium with three wins from three in the Premier League, while also securing their place in the Champions League.

The Spaniard arrived...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 01 January 2015

Carragher wishes Gerrard farewell from Liverpool

Carragher wishes Gerrard farewell from Liverpool

Reports in the British media on Thursday claimed Gerrard will confirm his intention to leave Liveprool when his contract expires in June, with a switch to MLS side LA Galaxy mooted.

Carragher appeared to confirm the news on Twitter, while also giving the move his stamp of approval.

"Sad day for Lfc & English football with the Gerrard news,...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 01 January 2015

Lambert frustrated by toothless Villa

Lambert frustrated by toothless Villa

Despite dominating possession for much of the game, the hosts could not find a breakthrough against a tenacious Crystal Palace defence.

Christian Benteke and Alan Hutton both wasted good opportunities as Villa failed to find the net for the 11th time this season in the Premier League.

"It was frustrating because we never took our chances,"...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 30 December 2014

FA fines Villa and Sheffield United

FA fines Villa and Sheffield United

Villa's players reacted with frustration when Gabriel Agbonlahor was dismissed by referee Lee Mason in the 65th minute of a 1-1 draw at Villa Park on December 20.

Agbonlahor's red card, for a tackle on former team-mate Ashley Young, was subsequently rescinded by the Football Association (FA).

However, Villa have still been...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 25 August 2016

Herrera: United out to win Europa League

Herrera: United out to win Europa League

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera insists the club are taking the Europa League as serious as possible this season. 

United qualified for the tournament after finishing fifth in the Premier League under then-manager Louis van Gaal last season. 

They were also participants last time out, but were eliminated by rivals and eventual runners-up...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 01 January 2015

Mourinho puts officials on the spot

Mourinho puts officials on the spot

Chelsea now have an identical record alongside Manchester City at the Premier League summit following a game where they took the lead through Diego Costa's 14th league goal of the season.

But in-form Tottenham striker Harry Kane levelled the match after half an hour and went on to complete a brace, with Danny Rose, Andros Townsend and Nacer...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 01 January 2015

Bruce tempted by Defoe

Bruce tempted by Defoe

The former England international left Tottenham for the MLS outfit in February 2014 and went on to score 11 times in 19 league appearances in his debut campaign.

But the forward is being heavily linked with a return to the Premier League and Bruce revealed that he is one of several managers interested in acquiring the 32-year-old's...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 30 December 2014

Poyet 'working hard' to bring in targets

Poyet 'working hard' to bring in targets

The Uruguayan has made it clear he wishes to add to his ranks when the window reopens in the new year, with Sunderland having registered just three Premier League wins in the first half of the season.

However, Poyet is realistic in his assessment of the club's dealings, and knows the acquisition of the right targets can take time.

"Yes, we...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 25 August 2016

Klopp targeting a trophy at Liverpool every year

Klopp targeting a trophy at Liverpool every year

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he wants to have a reason to celebrate every year as sets his targets at Anfield for the next six years. 

Klopp signed a contract extension in July that will keep him in Liverpool until 2022. 

The former Borussia Dortmund boss enjoyed a relatively fruitful first season at Anfield, reaching the final of both the...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 01 January 2015

Kane cool on England talk as goals flow

Kane cool on England talk as goals flow

Kane netted a brace, won a penalty that was successfully converted by Andros Townsend and laid on the hosts' final goal at White Hart Lane, scored by Nacer Chadli.

The 21-year-old now has six goals in his past six outings and 16 across all competitions this season - bettered only by Manchester City's Sergio Aguero among Premier League...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 01 January 2015

Tottenham 5 Chelsea 3: Classy Kane stars in eight-goal thriller

Tottenham 5 Chelsea 3: Classy Kane stars in eight-goal thriller

Champions Manchester City battled to a 3-2 victory over Sunderland earlier on New Year's Day to move level on points with Jose Mourinho's team, who initially found an assured response through Diego Costa's 14th league goal of the season.

But it was another striker who truly illuminated the contest, with Kane brilliantly equalising after...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 30 December 2014

Herrera and Januzaj back for United

Herrera and Januzaj back for United

Spaniard Herrera has been out of action since mid December through injury but is closing in on a return, while Januzaj is also back in action after illness.

"Herrera trained today [Tuesday] for the first time with us but, yes, they don't have match rhythm," boss Louis van Gaal told a media conference.

"Janu...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 25 August 2016

Ranieri knows Leicester are wanted men in Champions League

Ranieri knows Leicester are wanted men in Champions League

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri believes his side are the pot-one team their European counterparts will want to face in this season's Champions League.

Ranieri's men are among the top seeds for their debut season in Europe's leading club competition on the back of their sensational Premier League triumph last season.

That ranks them alongside...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 01 January 2015

Mourinho unhappy with officials again after Spurs setback

Mourinho unhappy with officials again after Spurs setback

Manchester City are now level with Chelsea at the Premier League summit on points, goal difference, goals scored and head to head records - a fittingly unlikely state of affairs after a remarkable match at White Hart Lane.

The visitors led through Diego Costa's 14th league goal of the season but a brace for Harry Kane added to efforts...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 30 December 2014

McClaren dismisses Newcastle link

McClaren dismisses Newcastle link

The Newcastle hot seat is set to be vacated by Alan Pardew, who is reportedly finalising a return to Crystal Palace after being granted permission to speak with the Selhurst Park club.

McClaren is among a list of candidates for the job following a successful spell in the Championship that has seen the former England boss restore his reputation.

But...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 29 December 2014

Stoke to hold Diouf talks with Senegal

Stoke to hold Diouf talks with Senegal

Diouf is due to join his country's pre-tournament training camp on Monday, ahead of Senegal's first Group C clash with Ghana on January 19 in Mongomo.

However, with Stoke due to travel to Arsenal in the Premier League on January 11, the club hope Diouf's departure can be delayed so he can feature at the Emirates Stadium. 

Diouf...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 01 January 2015

Brunt welcomes Pulis arrival

Brunt welcomes Pulis arrival

Pulis was announced as Alan Irvine's successor at The Hawthorns on Thursday and watched on from the stands later in the day as his new club claimed a 1-1 draw at West Ham.

Irvine was sacked after a run of seven defeats in nine matches left West Brom perilously close to the relegation zone.

The club find themselves a point above the bottom three...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 01 January 2015

Bony responds to transfer speculation

Bony responds to transfer speculation

The Ivory Coast international, who departed for the Africa Cup of Nations following Swansea's 1-1 draw with QPR on Thursday, has been touted as a potential target for the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea this month.

However, Bony - Swansea's record signing when he arrived for £12million from Vitesse in 2013 - says there are no...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 30 December 2014

Championship Review: Ipswich close the gap, Wigan's woes contine

Championship Review: Ipswich close the gap, Wigan's woes contine

Bournemouth had earned themselves a four-point advantage with a 2-0 success at Millwall on Sunday, but Mick McCarthy's men responded by going one better at Portman Road.

Tommy Smith converted from close range to give the home side the lead in the 31st minute, before the division's top scorer Daryl Murphy netted his 17th of the...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 29 December 2014

Aston Villa v Crystal Palace: Millen confident despite uncertainty

Aston Villa v Crystal Palace: Millen confident despite uncertainty

Caretaker manager Millen will again take charge for Thursday's clash at Villa Park following the sacking of Neil Warnock, with Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew in talks over a switch to Selhurst Park.

With compensation agreed between Palace and Newcastle, the formalities of Pardew's move have yet to be completed.

Millen, meanwhile, has...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 01 January 2015

FFP sanctions mean City signings unlikely - Pellegrini

FFP sanctions mean City signings unlikely - Pellegrini

Premier League champions City fell foul of UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules last season and were hit with several sanctions, including reducing their maximum Champions League squad size from 25 players to 21.

With the transfer window set to open in England on Saturday, City have been tipped to strengthen - with Swansea City striker...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 01 January 2015

Ask about Lampard in May - Pellegrini

Ask about Lampard in May - Pellegrini

Lampard had been due to link up with MLS side New York City at the end of a short-term spell with the Premier League champions on New Year's Eve, though his deal at the Etihad Stadium was extended until June on Wednesday.

The decision has caused anger among fans of the American club but Lampard proved his worth to Pellegrini by scoring the...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 30 December 2014

Wenger searching for consistency following injury woe

Wenger searching for consistency following injury woe

Arsenal currently lie fifth in the Premier League table after 19 games, level on points with Southampton, whom they play on New Year's Day.

Victory at St Mary's Stadium will see Wenger's side climb into the top four and the UEFA Champions League places, their minimum requirement for this season.

As so often in the past, Arsenal have been...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 29 December 2014

West Ham v West Brom: Allardyce wary of backlash

West Ham v West Brom: Allardyce wary of backlash

West Brom dismissed head coach Irvine after less than seven months in charge on Monday following a disappointing first half of the Premier League season.

They won just four of their first 19 games of the campaign, and sit only one point clear of the relegation zone after three straight defeats - the latest of which came at Stoke City on...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 01 January 2015

AFC Wimbledon-Liverpool clash will be special, says Scales

AFC Wimbledon-Liverpool clash will be special, says Scales

Wimbledon pulled off one of the biggest upsets in the tournament's history when they beat Liverpool 1-0 to lift the trophy in 1988.

The club subsequently fell into decline before a controversial relocation to Milton Keynes in 2003, with a rebrand to MK Dons following in 2004.

Fans opposed to the relocation formed their own club – AFC...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 01 January 2015

Coloccini not interested in Newcastle managerial role

Coloccini not interested in Newcastle managerial role

Pardew's four-year tenure at St James' Park looks set to end after he was given permission to speak to Crystal Palace about their managerial vacancy on Monday.

Newcastle captain Coloccini subsequently emerged as a surprise candidate to take the hotseat.

However, the Argentina defender feels the time is not right for him to consider...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 30 December 2014

Sterling escapes FA punishment

Sterling escapes FA punishment

Sterling and Fernandez were embroiled in a spat throughout Liverpool's 4-1 Premier League win at Anfield on Monday, and the England forward appeared fortunate to escape punishment after pushing the Argentinian in the face in front of an assistant referee.

However, Liverpool fears that the 20-year-old may be charged by the Football Association...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 29 December 2014

Kelly: We get on with our jobs

Kelly: We get on with our jobs

Just over six months after being appointed to the job, Irvine was fired by the club on Monday following a run of seven defeats in nine Premier League matches.

That sequence saw West Brom drop to 16th in the table, just one point above the drop zone.

Irvine's exit marked the third managerial change at the Hawthorns in 12 months,...

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