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Hull City 0-2 Manchester City: Dzeko & Silva keep Pellegrini’s men in title contention

Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 by Goal.com76 hits

The Spanish midfielder scored one and set up another as the visitors recovered from the early red card to captain Vincent Kompany Manchester City overcame the early dismissal of Vincent Kompany to beat Hull City 2-0 and keep up the pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea. Captain Kompany saw red in the opening 10 minutes on Saturday after hauling down Nikica Jelavic as the striker looked ...Full Story »

Xavi: All three Liga contenders are favorites

Posted Thursday, February 27, 2014 by YAHOO Sport54 hits

Barcelona midfielder Xavi has insisted the club is still on course to record a treble. The Catalans suffered a 3-1 defeat to Real Sociedad to fall three points behind in the title race to Real Madrid, whom they also play in the Copa del Rey final in April. However, Madrid faces city rivals Atletico this weekend in La Liga, which could give Barca, who host Almeria, the opportunity to take adva...Full Story »

Juventus vs Chievo preview - Conte calls for greater focus

Posted Sunday, February 16, 2014 by PA86 hits

Juventus coach Antonio Conte has criticised his side's performance in last weekend's draw at Hellas Verona and demanded a drastic improvement in Sunday's game against Chievo. The Turin giants looked to be heading for their 20th win of the campaign after taking a 2-0 lead only to concede two second-half goals and have to settle for a point. "I'm very unhappy that we conceded two goals against a...Full Story »

Former West Brom striker donates entire contents of his house to charity instead of moving it all

Posted Saturday, February 15, 2014 by YAHOO Sport172 hits

Everyone has that moment (or 100) while enduring the frustrations of moving when they wish they could just get rid of all their stuff instead of meticulously packing it up and just buy all new things when they reach their new home. When you're a professional footballer, this is something you can actually do. So upon agreeing to terminate his contract with West Brom and signing with his hometow...Full Story »

Airdrie United vs Brechin City preview - Diamonds duo back in contention

Posted Saturday, February 15, 2014 by PA51 hits

Bottom-of-the-table Airdrie will have Darren McCormack and Gregor Buchanan back in their squad after suspension for the home game against Brechin. But Jamie Bain is banned and long-term absentees Chris O'Neill (groin), Grant Drummond (knee) and John Boyle (knee) remain sidelined as the Diamonds look to extend their three-game unbeaten run. Manager Gary Bollan said: "The last time we played Bre...Full Story »

Soccer-Conte rages at another Juventus collapse

Posted Monday, February 10, 2014 by YAHOO Sport29 hits

Feb 9 (Reuters) - Furious Juventus coach Antonio Conte launched another tirade at his players on Sunday, saying they had taken a "shower of humility" after squandering a two-goal lead in a 2-2 draw at Verona. "I'm very unhappy that we conceded two goals against a team that created little," he told reporters. "We go 2-0 ahead, then concede a goal and start panicking. There's no explanation...Full Story »

Newcastle vs Manchester City preview - Krul and Cabaye in contention

Posted Sunday, January 12, 2014 by PA107 hits

Goalkeeper Tim Krul and midfielder Yohan Cabaye could both return to the Newcastle squad for Sunday's Barclays Premier League clash with Manchester City. Krul (shoulder) and Cabaye (Achilles) both missed the FA Cup third-round defeat by Cardiff last weekend, but are back in training and may figure. However, full-back Davide Santon is a doubt with a thigh problem and is set to join fellow defen...Full Story »

Conte: Claims of refereeing bias 'a joke'

Posted Sunday, January 05, 2014 by YAHOO Sport45 hits

Antonio Conte has angrily dismissed Francesco Totti's claims that Juventus receives preferential treatment from referees as "a joke". The Roma captain caused controversy in the build-up to Sunday's top-of-the-table clash between the two sides in Turin by stating that the Bianconeri regularly receive a helping hand from officials. However, a clearly irritated Conte says that Totti's allegations...Full Story »

Capello: Conte is the best in Italy

Posted Thursday, January 02, 2014 by YAHOO Sport44 hits

Fabio Capello has stated that Juventus’ Antonio Conte is the best manager in Italy, and the Russia manager believes the current Bianconeri side is the strongest in years. Capello won two Serie A titles in his two years at the club between 2004 and 2006, before they were stripped following the Italian match fixing scandal. Conte has matched this achievement in his first two years after wi...Full Story »

Atalanta vs Juventus preview - Conte looks to end year on a high

Posted Sunday, December 22, 2013 by PA65 hits

Juventus coach Antonio Conte has showered his team with praise ahead of Sunday's match at Atalanta where the Turin giants will look to make it nine Serie A wins in a row heading into 2014. Juve go into their final game of the year boasting a five-point lead over Roma at the top of the standings following last weekend's 4-0 triumph at Sassuolo. The win coupled with Roma's 2-2 draw at AC Milan o...Full Story »

Staunton: Shambolic Arsenal exposed as pretender, not contender, by rampant Manchester City

Posted Tuesday, December 17, 2013 by YAHOO Sport124 hits

MANCHESTER -- "We are top of the league", the away fans sang, but even they must not truly believe the message after this damaging defeat. Arsenal did not play like a team fighting for the title as the club became the latest team to be routed by Manchester City at home. With the attacking talent on display, it was always likely to be entertaining but City never really looked like it would be out...Full Story »

Everton 4-1 Fulham: Rampant Toffees remain in top-four contention

Posted Sunday, December 15, 2013 by Goal.com73 hits

Seamus Coleman, Gareth Barry and Kevin Mirallas scored the decisive goals after Dimitar Berbatov's penalty had earlier cancelled out Leon Osman's opener for the Toffees Rene Meulensteen's first away game in charge of Fulham ended in a heavy 4-1 defeat at Everton on Saturday. Meulensteen's men, who ended a six-game Premier League losing streak by beating Aston Villa last week, reacted superbly...Full Story »

Juventus vs US Sassuolo Calcio preview - Conte asks for response

Posted Sunday, December 15, 2013 by PA119 hits

Juventus coach Antonio Conte has called on his players to bounce back from the disappointment of their Champions League elimination by taking all three points against Sassuolo on Sunday. The Turin giants suffered a 1-0 reverse at Galatasaray on Wednesday to finish third in Group B behind Real Madrid and the Turkish outfit. Juve, will have to settle for Europa League football in the new year, a...Full Story »

Conte: Juventus doesn't need Pirlo to reach last 16

Posted Tuesday, December 10, 2013 by YAHOO Sport88 hits

Antonio Conte insists that Juventus can beat Galatasaray to reach the last 16 without the injured Andrea Pirlo on Tuesday. The 34-year-old misses out on Juve's final Champions League group stage match because of knee ligament damage sustained in the Turin club's 1-0 win over Udinese at the start of the month. Conte's men need only to avoid defeat in Istanbul to ensure qualification for the las...Full Story »

Bologna vs Juventus preview - Conte calls for concentration

Posted Friday, December 06, 2013 by PA213 hits

Juventus coach Antonio Conte has demanded maximum concentration from his players ahead of Friday's match at Bologna. Conte does not want his players distracted by Tuesday's Champions League match at Galatasaray. The Bianconeri need to beat the Turkish outfit in Istanbul in their final Group B match to progress to the knockout round of the competition. However, Conte wants his side to focus so...Full Story »

Sunderland vs Chelsea FC preview - Poyet: Blues are title contenders

Posted Wednesday, December 04, 2013 by PA47 hits

Gus Poyet is convinced Jose Mourinho's return has made Chelsea genuine Barclays Premier League title contenders once again. The former Blues midfielder will lead the Black Cats into battle with Mourinho's men at the Stadium of Light on Wednesday evening desperately looking for a fourth successive home victory in all competitions to help ease their relegation fears. However, while that might pr...Full Story »

Juventus vs FC Copenhagen preview - Conte wants league form in Europe

Posted Wednesday, November 27, 2013 by PA123 hits

Juventus coach Antonio Conte is desperate for his players to recreate their Serie A form in the crunch Champions League clash with FC Copenhagen on Wednesday. The Turin giants host the Danes in search of their first win in the competition this season after three draws and one defeat in Group B. Those results have left Juve at the foot of the pool, seven points behind leaders Real Madrid. The ...Full Story »

Cardiff City vs Manchester United preview - Cornelius in contention for Cardiff

Posted Sunday, November 24, 2013 by PA64 hits

Striker Andreas Cornelius returns from an ankle injury for Cardiff's Barclays Premier League meeting with Manchester United. The Dane has been sidelined for 10 weeks since suffering the injury in the Capital One Cup tie against Accrington, but he featured for the under-21s last week and is available to face the league champions. Peter Odemwingie has been passed fit after returning from interna...Full Story »

Wenger content with improved Arsenal

Posted Tuesday, November 12, 2013 by YAHOO Sport60 hits

Arsenal's last three performances have underlined its level of improvement this season, according to manager Arsene Wenger. The Premier League leaders beat Liverpool 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium before overcoming Borussia Dortmund 1-0 away from home in the Champions League on Wednesday. Despite losing 1-0 against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday, Wenger feels his side showed again ho...Full Story »

Conte: "Real has a devastating front line"

Posted Tuesday, November 05, 2013 by Marca.com120 hits

Antonio Conte believes that Juventus will show Real Madrid why it should stay alive and kicking in Europe's elite club competition, much as he believes the Italian side also showed this two weeks ago, despite losing out to 'Los Blancos' 2-1. He described his coming opponent as "having an extraordinary, devastating front line, especially if Real is allowed to play the type of football it enjoy...Full Story »

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