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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 »

Real Madrid's Ramos And Albiol Dejected After Bilbao Loss

Posted Sunday, January 17, 2010 by Goal.com52 hits

Los Merengues lost their third game of the season. Real Madrid lost three vital points in the title race against Athletic Bilbao, leaving Sergio Ramos and Raul Albiol lamenting over the result. Speaking to Marca after the match, Ramos said, "We created a lot of chances, but Gorka (Iraizoz) played very well." "We must keep working. Caparros knows how to influence the referee, his players and ...Full Story »

Pele says Argentina’s form not Maradona’s fault

Posted Sunday, January 17, 2010 by AP12 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 »

Mancini comes unstuck against Toffees

Posted Saturday, January 16, 2010 by PA5 hits

Roberto Mancini received a reminder, if he needed one, at Goodison Park of how tough life can be in the Barclays Premier League.After seeing his Manchester City side win their first four games in all competitions, the Italian manager had to endure the bitter taste of defeat.Steven Pienaar's opener and Louis Saha's penalty gave Everton a deserved 2-0 victory and reason to be optimistic for the r...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 »

Tenacious Tigers frustrate their hosts

Posted Saturday, January 16, 2010 by PA6 hits

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp endured a frustrating 500th game as a Premier League manager after heroics from Boaz Myhill earned Hull a valuable 0-0 draw at White Hart Lane.Myhill pulled off a string of fine saves to deny Spurs, who equalled their club record of five consecutive clean sheets in the Premier League but will disappointed not to find a way past Hull's goalkeeper.Hull, meanwhile, ha...Full Story »

Rampant Blues run riot

Posted Saturday, January 16, 2010 by PA5 hits

Chelsea maintained their slender lead at the top of the Barclays Premier league by hitting sorry Sunderland for seven at Stamford Bridge.Carlo Ancelotti's side proved they can prosper without their quartet of African stars as goals from Nicolas Anelka (two), Florent Malouda, Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard (two) and Michael Ballack set the seal on a fine afternoon.It kept them one point ahead of Man...Full Story »

Huth leveller adds to Benitez frustration

Posted Saturday, January 16, 2010 by PA4 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 »

Portsmouth match off

Posted Saturday, January 16, 2010 by PA6 hits

Portsmouth's Barclays Premier League match against Birmingham has become the highest-profile casualty on another day of weather-enforced postponements.The pitch at Fratton Park failed a 10am inspection due to waterlogging.Last week the cold snap caused a huge list of postponements due to frozen pitches, but the resulting thaw is now causing problems with wet playing surfaces.Three League Two mat...Full Story »

McLeish to be offered new Blues deal

Posted Saturday, January 16, 2010 by PA10 hits

Birmingham are set to offer a new contract to manager Alex McLeish after he expressed a desire to sign an extended deal with the midlands club. Blues chief executive Michael Dunford confirmed owner Carson Yeung and the new board at St Andrew's want to "tie down" McLeish and his backroom staff on a long-term basis. McLeish led Birmingham to promotion from the Coca Cola Championship last season an...Full Story »

Kuranyi turned down move

Posted Saturday, January 16, 2010 by PA5 hits

Schalke manager Felix Magath has revealed he accepted an offer for Kevin Kuranyi earlier this month but the player vetoed the deal.The identity of the club has not been revealed but Kuranyi has attracted plenty of interest from clubs in the Barclays Premier League, being linked with Sunderland and Birmingham. Kuranyi's decision to turn down the move left Magath with mixed feelings, as his club w...Full Story »

Beckham set to play on

Posted Saturday, January 16, 2010 by PA46 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 »

Campbell seals Gunners return

Posted Saturday, January 16, 2010 by PA35 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 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 »

McLeish looks to extend Blues contract

Posted Saturday, January 16, 2010 by PA9 hits

Birmingham manager Alex McLeish wants to extend his current contract and that of his backroom staff. McLeish has 18 months left of his present deal which he signed when replacing Steve Bruce at St Andrew's just over two years ago. He is being touted as one of the contenders as Liverpool manager if Rafael Benitez should leave Anfield. But the former Scotland and Rangers boss is hoping there is...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 »

Burnley end Kilgallon interest

Posted Saturday, January 16, 2010 by PA16 hits

Burnley have revealed they made enquiries for Sheffield United defender Matthew Kilgallon but will not be pursuing their interest. It had been claimed this week the former Leeds player had rejected a move to Turf Moor but a fresh report on Friday morning suggested the Clarets were prepared to double the 26-year-old's wages. A statement read: "Burnley Football can confirm an interest in signi...Full Story »

Stoke end James interest

Posted Saturday, January 16, 2010 by PA13 hits

Stoke have ended their interest in Portsmouth goalkeeper David James, the club have confirmed.Potters boss Tony Pulis said on Thursday he was keen on bringing the England international to the Britannia Stadium on a short-term deal. However, those plans have now been shelved.Portsmouth chief executive Peter Storrie has revealed the deal collapsed over a disagreement between the two clubs over wag...Full Story »

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