Category: Premier League
Published on 29 December 2014

Delph appeal dismissed by FA

Delph appeal dismissed by FA

The Villa midfielder was sent off by Martin Atkinson for a lunge on Jordi Gomez early in the second half of Sunday's goalless draw with Sunderland.

The dismissal was Delph's first in his professional career, with Villa manager Paul Lambert describing the resulting three-match suspension as excessive.

However,...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 29 December 2014

Pearson hopeful of January signings

Pearson hopeful of January signings

The Premier League's bottom side have struggled to adapt to life in the top flight and sit three points adrift at the foot of the table.

Sunday's 1-0 win over Hull City was Leicester's first league victory since September, but they will be without Paul Konchesky for the trip to Liverpool on Thursday.

Leonardo Ulloa and...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 29 December 2014

Bojan a 'major doubt' for United clash

Bojan a 'major doubt' for United clash

The former Barcelona man has been in sparkling form for Stoke in recent weeks, netting in a 3-2 victory over Arsenal earlier this month before converting the winner from the penalty spot in the 1-0 triumph at Everton on Friday.

However, there was concern for Bojan and Stoke when the 24-year-old limped off in the latter stages of...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 15 December 2014

Adebayor will not face Newcastle - Pochettino

Adebayor will not face Newcastle - Pochettino

The Togo international was granted a leave of absence by the the London club last week in order to return to his homeland for "personal reasons".

Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino on Tuesday revealed that Adebayor reported for training on Monday, but will play no part in the quarter-final clash with Alan Pardew's...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 15 December 2014

Redknapp: QPR's road woes more than bad luck

Redknapp: QPR's road woes more than bad luck

Redknapp's men have lost all of their Premier League trips this term, scoring just three goals away from home - most recently slumping to a 3-1 defeat at Everton on Monday.

While he defended his side's output and claimed Everton were "edgy" at times, Redknapp conceded there was more to their woes on the road than bad luck.

"Of...

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Ross Barkley
Category: Premier League
Published on 21 May 2014

Martinez: Barkley would not benefit leaving Everton

Everton manager Roberto Martinez claimed on Tuesday he will not sell Ross Barkley because it 'would be wrong' for the midfielder.

Barkley is expected to play a key role in Roy Hodgson's England side at the FIFA World Cup but even if the 20-year-old midfielder stars in Brazil, he will not be leaving Goodison Park if Martinez has his way.

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Category: Premier League
Published on 29 December 2014

Millen eager for Pardew agreement

Millen eager for Pardew agreement

The Newcastle United boss is currently in talks with the London club over succeeding Neil Warnock, with Millen in interim charge at Selhurst Park.

Millen oversaw Sunday's goalless draw with QPR and will prepare Palace for Thursday's clash with Aston Villa, although confirmation of Pardew's appointment is expected over the...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 15 December 2014

Herrera denies involvement in match-fixing

Herrera denies involvement in match-fixing

The 25-year-old was one of 41 players and coaches named in connection with a case relating to a clash between Levante and Real Zaragoza at the end of La Liga's 2010-11 season.

It is alleged that Levante players were paid to lose the match, which Zaragoza - featuring Herrera - won 2-1.

Herrera, along with Swansea City's Jefferson...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 15 December 2014

Defeat harsh on QPR - Redknapp

Defeat harsh on QPR - Redknapp

The London club are still without a point on their travels in the 2014-15 season, and remain in the relegation zone following yet another defeat on the road at Goodison Park.

A stunning strike from Ross Barkley put Everton in front and Roberto Martinez's side doubled their lead when Kevin Mirallas' free-kick took a wicked...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 29 December 2014

Cisse banned for three matches after accepting FA charge

Cisse banned for three matches after accepting FA charge

Cisse was charged by the FA following a first-half incident involving Everton defender Seamus Coleman when the two sides met in the Premier League on Sunday.

The Senegal striker swung his arm into the face of the Republic of Ireland defender in the first half of the encounter at St James' Park.

The 29-year-old was not punished by referee...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 15 December 2014

Rodgers denies talk of dressing-room rift

Rodgers denies talk of dressing-room rift

After pushing Manchester City close in the Premier League title race last season, the men from Anfield have struggled to recapture that form in 2014-15.

Out of the UEFA Champions League and down in 11th in the table, they have the chance to put a more positive spin on their campaign when they travel to Championship leaders Bournemouth in the...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 15 December 2014

Mirallas concern for Everton

Mirallas concern for Everton

The Belgium international appeared to be in considerable pain after he was caught by a strong challenge from Jordon Mutch late in the Merseyside club's 3-1 Premier League win at Goodison Park.

Mirallas had scored Everton's second goal with a deflected free-kick shortly before the break after Ross Barkley opened the scoring with a...

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CHIRICHES
Category: Premier League
Published on 08 May 2014

Tottenham new boy Vlad Chiriches will join Chelsea soon

Tottenham new boy Vlad Chiriches is already being earmarked for a future transfer to Chelsea if he impressed at White Hart Lane, his agent has revealed.

Chiriches completed his protracted move to Spurs over the summer from Steaua Bucharest in a deal worth around £8.5million.

But despite only just arriving at the club, the 23-year-old’s agent says a transfer to Chelsea is in the pipeline if he proves himself with Tottenham.

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Category: Premier League
Published on 15 December 2014

Jonas will be given a chance - Pardew

Jonas will be given a chance - Pardew

The Argentinian was diagnosed in September, and is yet to feature this season.

Jonas was given the all-clear in November, with Pardew subsequently stating that the 31-year-old would return to training in December.

On Tuesday, the Newcastle boss declared that Jonas would return to the fold over the coming weeks, and would be given a fair chance to...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 15 December 2014

Everton 3 QPR 1: Barkley magic inspires Martinez's men

Everton 3 QPR 1: Barkley magic inspires Martinez's men

Barkley had not scored for the Merseyside club this season, but the precocious midfielder got off the mark in style with a sublime individual strike to put Roberto Martinez's side in front just after the half-hour mark at Goodison Park.

Kevin Mirallas doubled Everton's lead with a free-kick that took a wicked deflection...

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Arsene Wenger
Category: Premier League
Published on 29 April 2014

Wenger: Arsenal close to league success

Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal have shown enough potential to suggest a long-awaited Premier League title may be around the corner.

Arsenal took a giant step towards qualifying for next season's UEFA Champions League with a comfortable 3-0 win over Newcastle at the Emirates on Monday.

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Category: Premier League
Published on 20 December 2014

Manchester City 3 Crystal Palace 0: Silva strikes twice as champions go joint-top

Manchester City 3 Crystal Palace 0: Silva strikes twice as champions go joint-top

The Spain midfielder struck twice in the second half on his 200th appearance for the club at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, as the champions stretched their winning run to eight games in all competitions.

City had been toothless in the first half, with James Milner employed in an unfamiliar advance role in the absence of all of the...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 15 December 2014

Williams wants Swansea to share goalscoring burden

Williams wants Swansea to share goalscoring burden

Ivorian striker Bony has netted eight Premier League goals, including four of Swansea's last six.

Bony had a number of chances against Tottenham on Sunday, eventually finding an equaliser to Harry Kane's early header before Christian Eriksen snatched a late 2-1 victory for the visitors at the Liberty Stadium.

Nathan Dyer and Wayne Routledge...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 15 December 2014

Morrison returns to West Ham

Morrison returns to West Ham

The England Under-21 international made the temporary switch to south Wales in September, with the deal originally set to expire on December 26.

Morrison made seven Championship appearances for Cardiff, six of which were from the bench.

On Monday, the Welsh outfit released a brief statement declaring that Morrison would return to Upton Park for...

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Hugo Lloris
Category: Premier League
Published on 24 April 2014

Lloris blasts Spurs

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has hit out at his team-mates’ performances, saying their season could not have gone much worse.

Tim Sherwood’s men lie sixth in the Premier League table, and are set to miss out on a spot in next season’s UEFA Champions League.

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Category: Premier League
Published on 19 December 2014

United targeting title - Carrick

United targeting title - Carrick

United lifted their 20th top-flight crown at the end of Alex Ferguson's final season in charge in 2012-13, but fell well short in the next campaign after the appointment of David Moyes failed to work out.

Following an inconsistent start under Louis van Gaal in 2014-15, United have now strung together a run of six consecutive...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 15 December 2014

Martinez lauds Barkley

Martinez lauds Barkley

England international Barkley produced a powerful run and stunning finish to open the scoring in the Premier League encounter at Goodison Park.

Kevin Mirallas' deflected free-kick and Steven Naismith's header made it 3-0, before Bobby Zamora netted a consolation for the visitors, who are yet to pick up a point on the road this season.

With...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 15 December 2014

Reading sack Adkins

Reading sack Adkins

The Berkshire club's form has dipped considerably since starting the season with only two defeats from the opening seven league matches and the thrashing at the weekend proved the final straw for Adkins' tenure.

With only three wins since mid-September, Reading have tumbled down the table and are now 10 points off the play-off...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 18 December 2014

Newcastle United v Sunderland: Pardew calls for a derby day show

Newcastle United v Sunderland: Pardew calls for a derby day show

Newcastle welcome their fierce local rivals to St James' Park on Sunday looking to end a run of three derby defeats in a row, with the corresponding fixture in the past two seasons ending in 3-0 wins for Sunderland. 

If Pardew's men are to buck that recent trend then Newcastle must quickly recover from two disappointing trips...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 15 December 2014

Thierry Henry announces retirement

Thierry Henry announces retirement

Henry, 37, ended his four-and-a-half-year stay with MLS club New York Red Bulls earlier this month ahead of his contract expiry at the end of the year.

The former France international, who won the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 as he amassed 123 international caps, was linked with an emotional return to Arsenal.

But Henry - Arsenal's all-time...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 15 December 2014

Chesterfield ordered to replay FA Cup tie

Chesterfield ordered to replay FA Cup tie

The League One side were found guilty by the Football Association (FA) of breaching FA Cup rules after naming defender Georg Margreitter in their starting line-up for the 1-0 win earlier this month.

According to the FA, Margreitter, on loan from Wolves, had not received the necessary written permission prior to the fixture on December 6.

Chesterfield...

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Nigel Pearson
Category: Premier League
Published on 23 April 2014

Leicester dominance unexpected, says Pearson

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson said his club’s dominance in the Championship was not expected, as they clinched the title on Tuesday.

The East Midlands outfit beat Bolton Wanderers 1-0 on the road courtesy of Lloyd Dyer’s wonder strike, to ensure they head to the Premier League in 2014-15 as champions of England’s second tier.

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Category: Premier League
Published on 18 December 2014

Liverpool v Arsenal: Wenger out to avoid repeat performance

Liverpool v Arsenal: Wenger out to avoid repeat performance

Liverpool raced into a 4-0 half-time lead at Anfield in February, before Raheem Sterling added a fifth seven minutes after the interval with his second goal of the game.

Arsenal had won three of their previous four Premier League trips to visit Liverpool before last season's thrashing, and Wenger wants to banish memories of that humiliation and...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 15 December 2014

Rooney: United can win title

Rooney: United can win title

United captain Rooney was on target at Old Trafford as Louis van Gaal's side won their sixth successive league match.

After a slow start to the 2014-15 campaign, United have consolidated third spot in the standings, eight points adrift of league leaders Chelsea.

While the gap is relatively substantial, given Chelsea's dominance after 16...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 14 December 2014

Whelan accepts FA charge

Whelan accepts FA charge

Whelan was punished by the governing body over an interview he gave to The Guardian shortly after Wigan controversially appointed Malky Mackay as manager last month.

The Championship club hired Mackay despite an ongoing investigation from the Scot's time at Cardiff City over claims he exchanged text messages that were of a racist and...

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Olivier Giroud
Category: Premier League
Published on 23 April 2014

Giroud: I want to stay

French striker Olivier Giroud wants to stay at Arsenal amid reports he may be sold at the end of the season.

Giroud has endured a turbulent season at the Emirates after revelations he had slept with a model the night before the club’s home fixture against Crystal Palace on February.

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Category: Premier League
Published on 16 December 2014

Thierry Henry: Moments that defined a genius

Thierry Henry: Moments that defined a genius

THAT volley against Manchester United - October 1 2000

Still one of the Premier League's most iconic strikes. Gilles Grimandi rolled the ball into the feet of Henry, who - with Denis Irwin tight at his back - flicked it up and swivelled in one movement before arcing a wondrous volley beyond a helpless Fabien Barthez.

The goal introduced...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 15 December 2014

Dudek: Everyone under pressure at Liverpool

Dudek: Everyone under pressure at Liverpool

Liverpool's horrendous season went from bad to worse on Sunday as Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and Robin van Persie ran riot at Old Trafford.

The defeat increased the pressure on manager Brendan Rodgers, with last season's runners-up languishing in 11th position after claiming just two wins in their past eight league matches.

Dudek, who played a...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 23 October 2014

West Ham v Manchester City: Allardyce feeling confident as champions come to town

23 October 2014 14:25

West Ham v Manchester City: Allardyce feeling confident as champions come to town

Sam Allardyce believes West Ham will not get a better chance to defeat Manchester City as the two prepare to meet at Upton Park on Saturday.

West Ham have benefited from a productive transfer window in the early weeks of the Premier League campaign, with the strike duo of Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia particularly impressive...

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Brad Guzan
Category: Premier League
Published on 15 April 2014

Guzan: Villa desperate to reward fans

Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan says the struggling team are eager to reward their supporters with a long-awaited win.

Villa have lost four games in succession to languish in 14th position on 34 points, just four points clear of the relegation zone with five games remaining.The Birmingham outfit have conceded 11 goals in that period, which has led to calls for manager Paul Lambert to be sacked.

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Category: Premier League
Published on 15 December 2014

Reading appoint Clarke to replace Adkins

Reading appoint Clarke to replace Adkins

The Championship outfit sacked previous boss Nigel Adkins on Monday after a 6-1 humiliation at the hands of Birmingham City at the weekend left them 16th in the table.

Former West Brom chief Clarke is the man who has been chosen to take the club forward, and the Scot is relishing the challenge that lies ahead.

"I am...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 15 December 2014

Martinez hails 'devastating' attack

Martinez hails 'devastating' attack

A sublime strike from midfield starlet Ross Barkley was the catalyst for Everton at Goodison Park as the Merseyside outfit ended a three-match winless run in the league.

Barkley collected the ball on the halfway line and played a one-two with Romelu Lukaku before surging towards goal and finding the top corner of the net with a venomous left-footed...

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Category: Premier League
Published on 28 August 2014

Burnley v Manchester United: Van Gaal hoping to kickstart recovery

28 August 2014 19:51

Burnley v Manchester United: Van Gaal hoping to kickstart recovery

Louis van Gaal hopes Saturday’s Premier League trip to Burnley will represent the start of the rebuilding process for Manchester United.

Having endured the disastrous tenure of David Moyes, United fans approached the 2014-15 campaign high on optimism after watching Van Gaal guide Netherlands to a third-place finish at the...

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Curtis Davies
Category: Premier League
Published on 14 April 2014

Davies: Hull can shock Arsenal

Hull City’s Curtis Davies is confident they can win the club’s first major trophy by beating Arsenal in next month’s FA Cup final.

Steve Bruce’s men ensured a place in the May 17 showpiece against Arsenal – who beat Wigan Athletic on penalties in the other semi-final – with a 5-3 win over...

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