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Blues hit Sunderland for seven

Posted Sunday, January 17, 2010 by PA28 hits

Chelsea thrashed sorry Sunderland 7-2 at Stamford Bridge to maintain their lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League.Two goals from Nicolas Anelka and Frank Lampard plus others from Florent Malouda, Ashley Cole and Michael Ballack completed a superb afternoon for Carlo Ancelotti's side.Sunderland scored consolation goals through substitute Bolo Zenden and Darren Bent but Steve Bruce's side ...Full Story »

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

Posted Sunday, January 17, 2010 by Goal.com42 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.com20 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 »

Latics enjoy away-day success

Posted Saturday, January 16, 2010 by PA5 hits

James McCarthy celebrated his first start in the Barclays Premier League by setting Wigan on the way to their first win in six games against fellow struggles Wolves at Molineux.McCarthy, signed last summer from Hamilton, followed up his debut goal against Hull in the FA Cup with the 59th-minute opener before Charles N'Zogbia added the second for the Latics.Wolves goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann als...Full Story »

United survive scare to sink plucky Clarets

Posted Saturday, January 16, 2010 by PA10 hits

Manchester United claimed a much-needed victory over Burnley to ease their worries on the field even if they are piling up outside Old Trafford.Chants of "We want the Glazers out" from the Stretford End emphasised the debt mountain being carried by the Red Devils.For a long time it looked as though it was hanging round the players' necks too.But a five-minute purple patch just after the hour br...Full Story »

Beckham set to play on

Posted Saturday, January 16, 2010 by PA43 hits

David Beckham is expected to play on after this summer's World Cup.Reports have claimed Beckham is ready to call time on his entire career, however a source close to Beckham has denied that is the case. The former England captain will turn 35 next month, and has spoken of his desire to continue playing for his country beyond South Africa 2010. The reports have suggested Beckham wants to come bac...Full Story »

Zola admits to doubts over relegation scrap

Posted Saturday, January 16, 2010 by PA21 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 PA8 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 »

Zola: Takeover talk unsettling

Posted Saturday, January 16, 2010 by PA12 hits

Gianfranco Zola has urged West Ham's board to finalise the takeover situation as soon as possible because the uncertainty is beginning to unsettle the players. The Cagliari president Massimo Cellino and Air Asia boss Tony Fernandes are both in talks with West Ham's debt-ridden owners Straumur over a potential £100million takeover. "All this talk is affecting everybody and the sooner we get it so...Full Story »

Paul Hart is latest manager to be shunted out of QPR

Posted Friday, January 15, 2010 by theguardian.com17 hits

Paul Hart Queens Park Rangers last night parted ways with Paul Hart after just five games in charge, according to reports. Strained ­dressing-room relations led to Hart ­becoming the sixth manager to be ­dismissed from Loftus Road since Flavio Briatore became chairman in late 2007. The former Portsmouth manager was brought in on 17 December when Jim ­Magilton was sacked, also f...Full Story »

Blackburn 0 - 1 Aston Villa

Posted Friday, January 15, 2010 by BBC.com8 hits

Milner sidefooted home the winner from close range after a sweeping counter-attack move Aston Villa took a giant stride towards Wembley as James Milner's first-half goal gave them victory in the Carling Cup semi-final first leg at Blackburn Rovers. Milner rounded off a devastating break after 23 minutes when he turned in Stewart Downing's cross as Villa swept the length of the field. It gav...Full Story »

Glazers open the door to sale of Manchester United's training ground

Posted Wednesday, January 13, 2010 by theguardian.com22 hits

The Glazers could sell and then lease back Manchester United's training ground. The ownership of Manchester United's Carrington training complex could be transferred to a holding company controlled by the Glazer family and leased back to the club, according to the prospectus ­circulated to potential investors in a £500m refinancing scheme this week. The £500m bond and a new ...Full Story »

Sol Campbell confirms plans for Arsenal return

Posted Wednesday, January 13, 2010 by ESPN30 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.cn23 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 »

Mexican soccer club Santos hires Uruguayan defender Lacerda

Posted Tuesday, January 12, 2010 by chinaview.cn19 hits

MEXICO CITY, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Soccer team Santos Laguna, from Torreon in northern Mexico state Coahuila, has hired Uruguayan defender Jonathan Lacerda, team manager Ruben Omar Romano told Mexican broadcasters on Monday.     "He will arrive on Tuesday morning," Romano told media. "He will be a great help. He is a really interesting defender," he added.     San...Full Story »

Malawi beats Algeria 3-0 at African Cup

Posted Tuesday, January 12, 2010 by AP12 hits

LUANDA, Angola (AP)—Malawi gained its first ever victory at the African Cup of Nations with a 3-0 win over World Cup qualifier Algeria in Group A on Monday, while tournament favorite Ivory Coast could only manage a scoreless draw against west African neighbor Burkina Faso in Group B. Following Togo’s withdrawal from the tournament, Ivory Coast will have to beat Ghana on Friday in Ca...Full Story »

Fox to launch 2nd soccer network

Posted Tuesday, January 12, 2010 by AP7 hits

NEW YORK (AP)—Fox will announce Tuesday that it is launching its second all-football channel in the United States on March 1. The new network, called Fox Soccer Plus, will televise matches of the European Champions League, England’s Premier League, the English Football Association Cup and the Italian Serie A. Fox Soccer Channel began operation in 1997 and changed its name to FSC fi...Full Story »

Tevez claims City hat-trick

Posted Monday, January 11, 2010 by PA10 hits

Carlos Tevez scored his first Manchester City hat-trick to send Roberto Mancini's men soaring into the top four following their 4-1 victory over Blackburn.It may have been snowing in these parts recently but Tevez is on a real hot streak.His seven-minute opener put City in charge, and then, after Micah Richards had added a brilliant second, he scored twice more after the interval to take his go...Full Story »

Angola 4-4 Mali

Posted Monday, January 11, 2010 by BBC.com4 hits

Mali pulled off a stunning fightback to draw 4-4 with Angola after trailing 4-0 with 11 minutes left in the opening game of the Africa Cup of Nations. The hosts went 2-0 up in the first half thanks to two headers from striker Flavio, while Gilberto and Manucho scored a penalty each to make it four. But Mali grabbed one back when Seydou Keita stabbed home from close range. Frederic Kanoute ...Full Story »

World Cup boss Danny Jordaan allays security concerns

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

World Cup boss Danny Jordaan says South Africa's hosting of the tournament will not be affected by the attack on Togo's team bus at the Africa Cup of Nations. Togo withdrew from the Cup of Nations after the gun attack in Angola, which is said to have killed three people. But Jordaan said there was no reason for the incident in Angola to have any impact on the World Cup in June. "It's nothin...Full Story »

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