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Manchester United vs Bolton preview - Gym work paying off for Hernandez

Posted Saturday, March 19, 2011 by PA124 hits

Javier Hernandez has admitted he is being forced to hit the gym in an effort to cope with the physical demands of the Premier League. Hernandez has enjoyed a superb first season since arriving at Manchester United from Mexican outfit Chivas in the summer. A virtual unknown until he caught the eye for his country at the World Cup, Hernandez avoided the trap Diego Forlan fell into by scoring on ...Full Story »

Alloa vs Brechin City preview - Double boost for Wasps

Posted Saturday, March 19, 2011 by PA5 hits

Alloa welcome back defender Scott Walker from suspension and Nathan Taggart from injury for the visit of Brechin City. Fraser Forrest is included again for a second game as a trialist but the Wasps resources are still stretched as Billy Gibson and Kevin Motion are banned and the injured duo of Mark Brown and James Bloom are absent. A battling display as they went down to Ayr last weekend has l...Full Story »

Man City, Zenit win but bow out of Europa League

Posted Friday, March 18, 2011 by YAHOO Sport76 hits

LONDON (AP)—Big-spending English club Manchester City and 2008 winner Zenit St. Petersburg were eliminated from the Europa League despite registering victories in the second legs of their last-16 matches on Thursday. City beat Dynamo Kiev 1-0 thanks to Aleksandar Kolarov’s 39th-minute free kick at Eastlands but went down 2-1 on aggregate. The host’s cause was not helped by the...Full Story »

Manchester United 2 : 1 Marseille - Hernandez double puts United through

Posted Tuesday, March 15, 2011 by PA210 hits

Javier Hernandez is already a Manchester United cult hero but two goals from the Mexico striker opened the door to European success in his debut season at Old Trafford. The summer signing scored in each half, propelling the club into the quarter-finals of the Champions League for a fifth successive season as Marseille were beaten 2-1. An own goal by Wes Brown in the 82nd minute ensured a nervo...Full Story »

City is a perfect fit for Mourinho

Posted Tuesday, March 15, 2011 by The Sun83 hits

THE Premier League could welcome back one of its greatest stars this summer. And I'd be absolutely delighted. It's been more than three years since Jose Mourinho left Chelsea and, since that day, English football has been all the poorer. If Real Madrid get booted out of the Champions League by Lyon tomorrow, he could be available even sooner. Throughout his time at Inter Milan and even this ...Full Story »

Manchester United vs Marseille preview - Ferguson draws on experience in trophy hunt

Posted Tuesday, March 15, 2011 by PA462 hits

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is refusing to get ahead of himself in the club's bid for the treble. Marseille are next on the agenda on Tuesday in the Champions League at Old Trafford after Arsenal were despatched in the FA Cup. Then on Saturday, United face Bolton hoping for a victory that would increase their prospects of wresting the Barclays Premier League title from Chelsea....Full Story »

Brechin City vs East Fife preview - Triple blow for Brechin

Posted Tuesday, March 15, 2011 by PA10 hits

Brechin trio Gerry McLauchlan, Kevin Byers and Jamie Redman are expected to miss out against East Fife following their Scottish Cup heroics against St Johnstone at the weekend. On-loan Aberdeen striker Mitchel Megginson and on-loan Hamilton frontman Jordan Kilpatrick will return to offer fresh energy. Manager Jim Weir is keeping his feet on the ground after the 2-2 draw with the SPL side, sayi...Full Story »

United to face City in Wembley semi

Posted Monday, March 14, 2011 by hits

Manchester United will meet Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-finals after City overcame Reading in the quarter-finals on Sunday. City were far from their best against the Championship side, but Micah Richards crashed in a second-half header to secure a 1-0 win. United beat City 2-1 in the Premier League last month thanks to a wonder strike from Wayne Rooney. Bolton Wanderers were paired ...Full Story »

Sluggish City set-up Wembley derby

Posted Monday, March 14, 2011 by hits

Manchester City booked an FA Cup semi-final derby against Manchester United with a laboured 1-0 win against Reading at Eastlands. Micah Richards crashed in a header to save Roberto Mancini's men the ignominy of a third replay against lower-league opponents in this season's competition. The defender's intervention was enough to set up a Mancunian summit at Wembley next month, with the winne...Full Story »

Why Michael Carrick must shine for Manchester United against Arsenal

Posted Saturday, March 12, 2011 by theguardian.com152 hits

As the England midfielder prepares for the FA Cup tie against the Gunners, the pressure is on him to prove his worth Michael Carrick's career appears to have stalled when, approaching 30, he should be at his peak. Rio Ferdinand will always remember his first day at Manchester United and the childlike excitement of pulling on the strip. "I was thinking to myself: 'These are Man United socks, t...Full Story »

Shevchenko strikes as Kiev punish sloppy City

Posted Friday, March 11, 2011 by hits

Andriy Shevchenko came back to haunt Manchester City by helping Dynamo Kiev complete a 2-0 win in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie in Ukraine. Shevchenko netted for Chelsea when they routed City 6-0 in the Premier League four years ago, and proved he is still a potent force in the game with an opportunist opening goal on 25 minutes at a freezing Valeri Lobanovski Stadium. The...Full Story »

Forfar Athletic 2 : 1 Brechin City - Forfar leave it late

Posted Tuesday, March 08, 2011 by PA6 hits

Two goals in the final four minutes saw Forfar come from behind to beat promotion rivals Brechin 2-1 at Station Park. The visitors took the lead in the 65th minute when Ewan Moyes headed into the bottom corner from close range from Jordan Kirkpatrick`s cross. Forfar came close to equalising with six minutes left when Chris Templeman headed a Ross Campbell corner against the crossbar. But the ...Full Story »

Manchester United's Sir Alex Ferguson snubs press after Anfield defeat

Posted Monday, March 07, 2011 by theguardian.com126 hits

• Press blackout extends to club's own channel, MUTV• Chief executive David Gill argues with referees chief Alex Ferguson did not even delegate press duties to his assistant, Mike Phelan. Manchester United reacted to their 3-1 defeat at Liverpool by imposing a media blackout, with Sir Alex Ferguson refusing to share his thoughts about a dismal afternoon for the Premier League lead...Full Story »

Liverpool 3 - 1 Manchester United - Kuyt treble ensures Reds enjoy afternoon to remember

Posted Sunday, March 06, 2011 by PA20 hits

Liverpool's fully deserved 3-1 victory over Manchester United at Anfield may not ultimately prevent their arch-rivals surpassing the Reds' 18 league titles at the end of the season. It has, however, dented Sir Alex Ferguson's side's hopes of a straightforward run-in and at the same time restored some pride for the Reds after two defeats at Old Trafford already this campaign. Dirk Kuyt grabbed ...Full Story »

Man City 1 : 0 Wigan Athletic - Silva lines win for City

Posted Saturday, March 05, 2011 by PA26 hits

Kolo Toure ended a wretched few days by watching Manchester City record an unconvincing 1-0 Barclays Premier League win over Wigan at Eastlands. Ali Al Habsi's horrendous first-half mistake allowed David Silva to grab a winner for the hosts with his fifth goal of the season that allowed them to profit from Arsenal's failure to beat Sunderland and close to within four points of the Gunners. For...Full Story »

Brechin City 3 : 1 Stenhousemuir - City comeback downs Stenhousemuir

Posted Saturday, March 05, 2011 by PA3 hits

Brechin carried on their fine home form as they swept aside struggling Stenhousemuir 3-1. City, unbeaten at Glebe Park since September, went behind early on when Scott Dalziel finished from inside the six-yard box to give the visitors the lead on eight minutes. The hosts levelled on 42 minutes when top striker Rory McAllister finished in the six-yard box from Neil Janczyk's deadly cross to sco...Full Story »

West Ham United 3 : 0 Stoke City - Hammers hit three to maintain revival

Posted Saturday, March 05, 2011 by PA7 hits

West Ham hauled themselves out of the Barclays Premier League drop zone with a 3-0 victory as Stoke pressed the self-destruct button at Upton Park. The Hammers made it back-to-back league wins for the first time in more than a year to stay on course to complete a great escape from relegation. Demba Ba was gifted his fourth goal in just five appearances after a calamitous Stoke mix-up, the reca...Full Story »

Liverpool vs Manchester United preview - Carroll set for debut

Posted Sunday, March 06, 2011 by PA752 hits

Liverpool's club-record signing Andy Carroll could be set for his debut against Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday. The 22-year-old, who completed a £35million move from Newcastle on deadline day, has been edging nearer to full fitness from a thigh injury which has sidelined him since late December and is finally close to inclusion in the squad. Defenders Daniel Agger and Fabio Aureli...Full Story »

West Ham United vs Stoke City preview - Grant fires Hammers warning

Posted Saturday, March 05, 2011 by PA101 hits

West Ham manager Avram Grant has warned the rest of the Barclays Premier League relegation battlers his men intend scrapping for every last point in their fight to stay up. The Irons host Stoke boosted by last weekend's 3-1 victory over in-form Liverpool, which saw them close the gap on safety to just a single point. With fixtures against both leaders Manchester United and Champions League hop...Full Story »

Brechin City vs Stenhousemuir preview - Megginson in for Hedgemen

Posted Saturday, March 05, 2011 by PA15 hits

Brechin City have added on-loan Aberdeen youngster Mitchel Megginson to their squad ahead of the home clash with Stenhousemuir. He is set to be involved but long-term injury absentee Charlie King remains absent, midfield grafter Craig Malloy is suspended and defender David White is also expected to miss out through illness. Manager Jim Weir is looking for an improved defensive display from his...Full Story »

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