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Rafael Benítez says Tottenham game is must-win for Liverpool

Posted Wednesday, January 20, 2010 by theguardian.com24 hits

The Liverpool manager, Rafael Benítez, is uncertain whether to play his new signing Maxi Rodríguez from the start tonight. Rafael Benítez has described tonight's match against Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield as crucial if Liverpool are to take the fourth Champions League spot, which Harry Redknapp's side currently occupy four points ahead of them. Last month Benítez "guarante...Full Story »

Two-goal Tevez adds fuel to the ire in derby classic

Posted Wednesday, January 20, 2010 by The Independent22 hits

Manchester City 2 Manchester United 1 There are more than one hundred years of grudges and bad feeling between the two famous clubs of Manchester but just for good measure last night Carlos Tevez added a new chapter all of his own. It will, in years to come, provide some great memories for City fans providing they can negotiate the second leg of this Carling Cup semi-final at Old Trafford a w...Full Story »

Hoops held at home

Posted Sunday, January 17, 2010 by PA7 hits

Celtic were left with a nine-point deficit on Clydesdale Bank Premier League leaders Rangers after a much-changed side was held to a 1-1 draw by bottom club Falkirk. Carl Finnigan gave the visitors a 19th-minute lead after a slip by Darren O'Dea and Celtic struggled before Georgios Samaras levelled with an individual goal five minutes before the break. The home side failed to impose themselves u...Full Story »

Barcelona 4-0 Sevilla: Messi Makes His Century As Barca Breeze To Victory

Posted Sunday, January 17, 2010 by Goal.com46 hits

Despite more heroics from los Rojiblancos' keeper, the Blaugrana came out on top at the Camp Nou with a fine performance. Barcelona eased to a 4-0 victory at the Camp Nou against Sevilla in a dominant performance. A Julien Escude own goal opened the scoring before Pedro doubled the lead, but some excellent goalkeeping from Andres Palop prevented the score from becoming embarrassing. Lionel Mess...Full Story »

Player Ratings: Barcelona 4-0 Sevilla

Posted Sunday, January 17, 2010 by Goal.com23 hits

BARCELONA Valdes: 6 - Might as well have sat in the stands and enjoyed a better view of Barcelona's display. Kept his concentration well enough to deny the visitors on the rare occasion that he was called into action. Alves: 8 - As always, he was constantly looking to get forward to support the attack and set up Messi's goal with one of many dangerous crosses. Could even have opened the scorin...Full Story »

Pele says Argentina’s form not Maradona’s fault

Posted Sunday, January 17, 2010 by AP16 hits

BOGOTA (AP)—Pele says it wasn’t Diego Maradona’s fault that Argentina played poorly in World Cup qualifiers, suggesting the blame should rest with Argentine officials who chose him as the national coach. Pele said on Saturday he expected Argentina to be a strong contender at the World Cup in South Africa. He also listed his native Brazil, Italy, Spain and England as major cont...Full Story »

Huth leveller adds to Benitez frustration

Posted Saturday, January 16, 2010 by PA8 hits

Rafael Benitez was denied a victory to lift the intense pressure on him when Stoke grabbed a last-ditch equaliser in a 1-1 draw at the Britannia Stadium.It was never pretty, but this much-derided Liverpool outfit stood up to be counted in a physical showdown.And they went ahead when Greek defender Sotirios Kyrgiakos scrambled home his first goal for the club early in the second period of a bitt...Full Story »

Campbell seals Gunners return

Posted Saturday, January 16, 2010 by PA39 hits

Sol Campbell has officially completed his return to Arsenal by signing a deal until the end of the season.The 35-year-old defender appeared in a midweek reserve match against West Ham and confirmed his intention then to play again for Arsene Wenger.The club have confirmed his signing although he is not expected to be involved in Sunday's trip to Bolton.The move completes a dramatic turnaround fo...Full Story »

Zola admits to doubts over relegation scrap

Posted Saturday, January 16, 2010 by PA25 hits

West Ham boss Gianfranco Zola admitted he has had doubts over his ability to save the club from relegation. The rookie manager has found the job at Upton Park much tougher than he expected when he arrived to replace Alan Curbishley last season. West Ham head to Aston Villa on Sunday just one place outside the relegation zone and with uncertainty hanging in the air as the debt-ridden club attempt...Full Story »

Coyle wishes Laws well

Posted Saturday, January 16, 2010 by PA10 hits

Owen Coyle has taken time time out ahead of his first match as Bolton manager to praise Brian Laws, his successor at Burnley.Former Scunthorpe and Grimsby boss Laws took up the role at Turf Moor following his departure from Sheffield Wednesday.Coyle said: "I rang Brian the other day when he was appointed. I know him well, he is someone I have a lot of time for. He knows he has inherited a tremen...Full Story »

Twitter comments could spell trouble for Babel

Posted Saturday, January 16, 2010 by PA25 hits

Liverpool forward Ryan Babel appears to be on a collision course with boss Rafael Benitez after once again going public with his frustrations.First, even before the manager's pre-match press conference on Friday, the Dutch international revealed on his Twitter page that he had been dropped from the squad to face Stoke on Saturday, before continuing his complaints about Benitez's selection policy...Full Story »

Alex Ferguson offers Michael Owen hope of a return from the cold

Posted Saturday, January 16, 2010 by theguardian.com16 hits

Michael Owen has started just once since scoring a Champions League hat-trick against Wolfsburg. Sir Alex Ferguson has told Michael Owen that he will get more games over the coming months after starting the striker only once since his Champions League hat-trick at Wolfsburg almost six weeks ago. Owen's time at United, which began five months ago with an insipid 63 minutes against tomorrow's o...Full Story »

Ryan Babel reveals his dropping by Liverpool on Twitter

Posted Saturday, January 16, 2010 by BBC.com40 hits

Under-pressure Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez faced a new headache on Friday - how to deal with Ryan Babel revealing on Twitter that he had been dropped. Before Benitez had announced his squad to face Stoke, the Dutch Star tweeted his displeasure at being excluded. "The Boss left me out," Babel told his Twitter feed. "No explanation." Benitez later retorted: "Everyone has a Twitter. It's ...Full Story »

Chelsea facing £18.5m bill for former City striker Daniel Sturridge

Posted Friday, January 15, 2010 by theguardian.com26 hits

Daniel Sturridge has now played eight games since his controversial move from Manchester City last summer. Chelsea have been left to digest the cost of signing Daniel Sturridge from Manchester City last summer, and it could be as much as £18.5m over the course of the striker's four-year contract. The London club were ordered by a Premier League-convened tribunal, which was set up to solv...Full Story »

Friend died in my arms during bus ambush, says Emmanuel Adebayor

Posted Thursday, January 14, 2010 by theguardian.com23 hits

'My personal press officer died in my hands, that is the worst image I have had in my life,' says Emmanuel Adebayor. Emmanuel Adebayor has said he will need an extended break from football after revealing that one of the victims of the gun attack on Togo's team bus at the Africa Cup of Nations had died in his arms. The Manchester City striker has been granted compassionate leave and has told hi...Full Story »

Liverpool hit new low as Reading triumph at Anfield

Posted Thursday, January 14, 2010 by theguardian.com22 hits

Gylfi Sigurdsson, left, celebrates his injury-time equaliser. This time there is no one else to blame but the players and manager of Liverpool FC. Mountainous debt, divided owners, balancing acts in the transfer market and injuries have excused, explained or disguised so many failings at Anfield this season but no more. Beaten, and deservedly so, at home in the third round of the FA Cup by a R...Full Story »

Sol Campbell confirms plans for Arsenal return

Posted Wednesday, January 13, 2010 by ESPN33 hits

Campbell, 35, is available on a free transfer after leaving League Two side Notts County in September and has been training with Arsenal in recent months. He is now in talks over a deal with the club and played for the reserves in the 4-2 win at West Ham on Tuesday night, coming off at half-time with his side 2-0 up. It appears the match at Upton Park was a form of trial, with Wenger seemingly ...Full Story »

Villarreal prepare to host Celta in King's Cup return leg

Posted Tuesday, January 12, 2010 by chinaview.cn27 hits

MADRID, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Villarreal are to entertain Celta Vigo on Tuesday in the first of eight King's Cup return leg matches to be played during the week.     Television rights mean that the Copa del Rey will be spread over three days to ensure the maximum amount of televised soccer, something that has not always pleased coaches or fans, who have in general stayed away from...Full Story »

2 separatists held in attack on Togo soccer team

Posted Tuesday, January 12, 2010 by AP24 hits

An Angolan policeman watches a bus carrying Togo's players to Cabinda airport, Angola, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010. CABINDA, Angola (AP)—Authorities have arrested two separatists in Angola’s restive Cabinda region following a shooting attack on the Togolese national soccer team that killed three people, a prosecutor announced. According to Monday’s brief statement from Antonio Nit...Full Story »

Chelsea lining up January swoop for Wolfsburg striker

Posted Sunday, January 10, 2010 by BBC.com41 hits

Carlo Ancelotti has identified Wolfsburg striker Edin Dzeko as Chelsea's first choice striker target in this transfer window. The Bosia Herzegovina striker, who has been watched by every top club in Europe, was thought to be heading to Milan. But the Italian club last night admitted a deal could be scuppered by the late interest of the Stamford Bridge club. Milan cannot meet the £36m b...Full Story »

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