WAYNE Rooney the player found ways to score. Wayne Rooney the manager has hit a wall.The former Manchester United striker finds himself in a relegation battle in England's second division as Derby's losses pile up.The club ...
May 1, 2021
SENTIMENTALITY couldn't save Frank Lampard. Being Chelsea's record scorer counted for little when the team's decline, on Lampard's watch as manager, alarmed owner Roman Abramovich after $300 million invested in new talent for this ...
Jan 26, 2021
LONDON - Manchester United was drawn to host Liverpool in the fourth round of the FA Cup, pitting English football's two biggest teams against each other.It means the fierce rivals will meet on successive weekends, with Liverpool hosting United in the ...
Jan 12, 2021
BARCELONA, Spain - Karim Benzema scored two late goals to give Real Madrid a 3-1 win over 10-man Athletic Bilbao, helping lift his team level on points with the front-runners of the Spanish league on Tuesday.Bilbao proved to be ...
Dec 16, 2020
WOLVERHAMPTON, England - Chelsea lost in the Premier League for the second time in four days as Pedro Neto scored in the fifth minute of stoppage time to earn Wolverhampton a 2-1 win on Tuesday.Arriving at Molineux on the back of ...
Dec 16, 2020
LIVERPOOL manager Jürgen Klopp had just seen his team fall behind after getting outplayed in the opening 25 minutes by a supposed contender for relegation, and he'd had enough."WAKE UP!" Klopp barked to his players, his chest out ...
Dec 14, 2020
LONDON - Chris Dixon's eyes welled up as he prepared to return to his seat.From Upton Park to the Olympic Stadium, Dixon has been coming to West Ham games across seven decades. Nine months without being able to come to ...
Dec 6, 2020
LONDON - Tottenham was transformed by Gareth Bale's homecoming, just not in the way that Jose Mourinho had imagined.Cruising, 3-0, when Bale came off the bench in the 72nd minute against West Ham, Tottenham incredibly collapsed in a game ...
Oct 19, 2020
LONDON - Liverpool and Manchester United have angered the Premier League and the government by formulating plans to reshape English football with a power grab that would also reduce the size of the top competition to 18 teams.The plans have been engineered ...
Oct 12, 2020
IN this congested season like no other, coaches are typically using the English League Cup to rest and rotate key players.Not Pep Guardiola.The Manchester City manager fielded all of his top available stars against Burnley on Wednesday in a bid ...
Oct 1, 2020
LONDON - Jose Mourinho had just completed his third and final Tottenham substitution when Eric Dier sprinted off the field past him.With Tottenham behind, 1-0, to Chelsea on Tuesday, the manager chased after his midfielder into the dressing room."He wasn&# ...
Sep 30, 2020
THREE wins from three games, two big rivals dispatched, and an expensive new signing already on the scoresheet.Liverpool is making an ominous start to its title defense in the English Premier League.The champion's high-risk, high-reward strategy ...
Sep 29, 2020
THE clock was approaching 100 minutes and the final whistle had long been blown when Bruno Fernandes stroked home yet another penalty to secure a wild win for Manchester United.Chelsea also left it late in the English Premier League on Saturday, ...
Sep 27, 2020
WREXHAM, Wales - Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney could be making an unlikely foray into the football business.Wrexham, a Welsh team which plays in the fifth tier of English football, revealed Wednesday that Reynolds and McElhenney are the "two extremely ...
Sep 24, 2020
LONDON - Even the world's richest football league is worried that it can't function as normal much longer without fans in the stands.After the British government imposed new pandemic restrictions on Tuesday, the English Premier League warned of ...
Sep 23, 2020
WOLVERHAMPTON, England - Kevin De Bruyne scored a penalty and had a hand in two other goals as Manchester City opened its English Premier League account winning at Wolverhampton, 3-1, on Monday.Last season's player of the year in English ...
Sep 22, 2020
BIRMINGHAM City FC drew with Swansea City, 0-0, on the road in Neil Etheridge's first match in a Blues uniform in the English Football League Championship.Etheridge's fine play allowed the Blues to salvage a point after they picked ...
Sep 20, 2020
LONDON - Liverpool will have to settle for just lifting the Premier League trophy next week. It won't be accompanied by a record-breaking points total after losing 2-1 at Arsenal on Wednesday.Having ended the club's 30- ...
Jul 16, 2020
LONDON - The two most successful teams in the FA Cup have avoided each other in the semifinals after Sunday's draw.Arsenal, a 13-time champion, will play Manchester City, and 12-time winner Manchester United faces Chelsea.The matches will ...
Jun 29, 2020
MANCHESTER, England - Converting from a winger to a central striker is bringing the best out of Anthony Martial at Manchester United this season.The French forward scored his first hat trick for United in the 3-0 win over Sheffield United in ...
Jun 25, 2020
LONDON - Jose Mourinho was proved right. Just not how he wanted to be.Having feared the temporary rule allowing two additional substitutions would benefit stronger teams, Mourinho saw Manchester United do just that at his Tottenham on Friday.Tottenham's lead - ...
Jun 20, 2020
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