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Moyes defiant ahead of tricky Newcastle game

Posted Saturday, December 07, 2013 by YAHOO Sport

Moyes has struggled since taking over from Alex Ferguson in July, and the visit of Newcastle, who had won four games in a row before losing at Swansea in midweek, could prove to be another difficult match. "Four straight wins is a great record to get... but obviously they are coming to Old Trafford and we are going to make it as hard for them as we possibly can," Moyes told a news conference on...Full Story »

Martino: Messi could miss start of January

Posted Saturday, December 07, 2013 by YAHOO Sport

Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino has hinted that Lionel Messi may not be fit in time for the beginning of January. Related StoriesMartino: Ajax defeat worries Barcelona Goal.comBarcelona confirm Lionel Messi to return to Argentina for next phase of recovery NBC SportsMessi to recuperate in Argentina AFPChampions League Preview: Ajax - BarcelonaGoal.comBarca need quick answers after second straig...Full Story »

Liverpool boss Rodgers demands more from Sterling

Posted Saturday, December 07, 2013 by YAHOO Sport

Brendan Rodgers feels Liverpool starlet Raheem Sterling has gained from a spell out of the first team, but admits there is still room for improvement from the teenager. The winger scored the final goal of Wednesday's 5-1 victory over Norwich City, after Luis Suarez had netted four times in a scintillating display that left the Reds fourth in the table. The 18-year-old Sterling has been limited...Full Story »

Spurs wary of Sunderland threat

Posted Saturday, December 07, 2013 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON (Reuters) - Tottenham fans might be rubbing their hands at the prospect of a visit to bottom-of-the-table Sunderland on Saturday, but striker Jermain Defoe says the entire squad is aware of the threats posed by the team led by former Spurs man Gus Poyet. Related Stories Tottenham Hotspur-Sunderland Preview The Associated PressSpurs could bring Adebayor in from the cold at Man City Reute...Full Story »

Gerrard: Suarez can rival Messi and Ronaldo

Posted Saturday, December 07, 2013 by YAHOO Sport

Steven Gerrard believes it is only a matter of time before Liverpool teammate Luis Suarez can rival Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for the title of the world's best player. The Uruguay international continued his emphatic season on Wednesday with a four-goal haul as the Reds saw off Norwich 5-1, meaning he has now scored 13 times in just nine Premier League games. Gerrard feels such perfor...Full Story »

Glasgow Rangers vs Ayr Utd. preview - Rangers pair set to feature

Posted Saturday, December 07, 2013 by PA

David Templeton and Dean Shiels should both be available for selection for Rangers' Scottish League One game against Ayr. Templeton suffered a slight strain midweek but is expected to be passed fit ahead of the clash at Ibrox. Shiels was sent-off during an Under-20s league match on Tuesday but is free to play for the first-team on Saturday, albeit he must sit out the next Under-20s outing. Ay...Full Story »

West Bromwich(WBA) vs Norwich City preview - Clarke gearing up for vital period

Posted Saturday, December 07, 2013 by PA

West Brom head coach Steve Clarke believes the next few weeks will define his team's season. Albion face Norwich at The Hawthorns on Saturday following back-to-back defeats in the space of five days to Newcastle and Manchester City. With matches against Cardiff and Hull to follow, and then the busy festive period, Clarke knows this is a vital time for the Baggies to collect points, particularl...Full Story »

Sunderland vs Tottenham Hotspur preview - Poyet: We need to take risks

Posted Saturday, December 07, 2013 by PA

Gus Poyet is ready to gamble in a bid to drag Sunderland out of relegation trouble. The 46-year-old Uruguayan has enjoyed a measure of success since replacing Paolo Di Canio at the helm in September, and has increased the club's meagre points total from one to eight during the ensuing weeks. Performance levels have increased significantly too and the Black Cats emerged from Wednesday night's 4...Full Story »

Ibra scores twice as PSG outclass Lyon

Posted Friday, December 06, 2013 by YAHOO Sport

Paris (AFP) - Paris Saint-Germain underlined their superiority over the rest of the French top flight on Sunday as Zlatan Ibrahimovic netted twice in a 4-0 win against Lyon at the Parc des Princes. Ibrahimovic scored both of his goals from the penalty spot as he moved clear at the top of the Ligue 1 scorers chart, while South Americans Edinson Cavani and captain Thiago Silva also found the targ...Full Story »

East Fife vs Stenhousemuir preview - Naysmith adds Henderson to squad

Posted Saturday, December 07, 2013 by PA

Former Scotland defender Gary Naysmith, East Fife's interim player/manager, will include ex-Dunfermline striker Blair Henderson against visitors Stenhousemuir after he joined up with the Bayview side this week. The former Hearts, Everton, Huddersfield and Aberdeen full-back also adds loan recruit James Thomson from Dundee however he will be without the suspended Gary Thom while Paul Willis is s...Full Story »

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