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Liverpool's Glen Johnson set for month out of action

Posted Friday, January 01, 2010 by BBC.com

Liverpool's Glen Johnson has been ruled out for "at least a month" with a medial ligament tear in his right knee, according to boss Rafael Benitez. The full-back, who recently missed three games with a calf problem, was injured in the 1-0 win at Aston Villa. "Johnson has a problem, so he'll see a specialist and then we'll talk but we know he'll be out for at least one month," said Benitez. ...Full Story »

Sir Alex Ferguson hails 'marvellous' Manchester United win over Wigan

Posted Thursday, December 31, 2009 by theguardian.com

Sir Alex Ferguson is in the right mood to celebrate his 68th birthday after Manchester United's 5-0 win against Wigan Athletic. Photograph: Getty Images Sir Alex Ferguson said he had an "uncomfortable" Christmas after two damaging defeats but he is in the right mood to celebrate his 68th birthday, and the new year, after Manchester United hit top form to demolish Wigan 5-0 and move up to within...Full Story »

Rooney shines in United romp

Posted Thursday, December 31, 2009 by PA

Wayne Rooney delivered another masterclass as Wigan meekly surrendered to Manchester United for the second time this season in a 5-0 defeat at Old Trafford.Sir Alex Ferguson has argued for years that if his side are within touching distance of top spot on New Year's Day they will take some stopping.And not only are they only two points adrift of Chelsea, they have almost achieved parity in the ...Full Story »

Struggling Pompey thumped by Gunners

Posted Thursday, December 31, 2009 by PA

Portsmouth's troubles on and off the pitch deepened following a 4-1 home defeat by Arsenal, who remain in the hunt for the Barclays Premier League title.The club had earlier issued a statement denying being formally served with a winding up petition by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs in respect of disputed VAT, PAYE and National Insurance contributions of a reported #3.5million.While that mat...Full Story »

Ferguson on defensive after Capello's criticism

Posted Wednesday, December 30, 2009 by The Independent

Sir Alex Ferguson has rebutted Fabio Capello's claims that Manchester United are not the same force they were last season, declaring that they have only one point fewer than this time last year and that it would be unrealistic to expect more goals from a side which has lost Cristiano Ronaldo. The England coach has said that United are not the "war machine" they were but Ferguson insisted ahead...Full Story »

McLeish ponders permanent Hart deal

Posted Wednesday, December 30, 2009 by The Independent

The Birmingham City manager, Alex McLeish, may yet yet try to sign the goalkeeper Joe Hart permanently next month to avert fears of losing him in the summer. Hart, on a season-long loan from Manchester City, has been one of the cornerstones of the Blues' remarkable run of 11 consecutive Premier League matches without defeat, equalling a 101-year-old top-flight club record. The 22-year-old's la...Full Story »

Real Madrid deny approach from Manchester City owner

Posted Wednesday, December 30, 2009 by The Independent

Reports suggest Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan has made a mega offer to Real Madrid Real Madrid have denied they have received a mega offer from Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan to buy out the Spanish giants. Reports in Spain suggested the Sheikh was set to shell out one billion euros for Madrid and was due to meet club president Florentino ...Full Story »

Ferguson happy with two-point deficit

Posted Wednesday, December 30, 2009 by PA

Manchester United tackle Wigan at Old Trafford tomorrow with Sir Alex Ferguson admitting he would have gladly accepted being two points adrift of Chelsea in the depth of his defensive injury crisis. Victory against the Latics will get United precisely to that point in the Barclays Premier League title race. And with Gary Neville set to join Nemanja Vidic and Wes Brown in Ferguson's squad, ...Full Story »

Late Hunt brace denies Bolton

Posted Wednesday, December 30, 2009 by PA

Hull midfielder Stephen Hunt scored twice in the last 19 minutes as Bolton's defensive deficiencies allowed the Tigers to snatch a point in a 2-2 draw at the Reebok Stadium.Wanderers looked comfortable after Ivan Klasnic's 20th-minute goal and Kevin Davies' second-half header.However, Hunt nodded in from close range to spread panic in a defence without a clean sheet all season and the Republic ...Full Story »

Torres strikes late to sink Villa

Posted Wednesday, December 30, 2009 by PA

Fernando Torres scored an injury-time 50th Barclays Premier League goal for Liverpool to give his side a Champions League lifeline with a 1-0 win against Aston Villa.The Spaniard drilled a low shot across Villa keeper Brad Friedel in the 93rd minute to become the fastest player in Reds history to score a half century of league goals.It means Rafael Benitez's side are only two points behind Vill...Full Story »

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