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Lionel Messi lights up Wembley as Barcelona humble Manchester United

Posted Sunday, May 29, 2011 by theguardian.com117 hits

The masterful Argentinian causes havoc and takes his first goal on an English pitch as Barcelona dispatch Manchester United 3-1 Lionel Messi, right, celebrates scoring Barcelona's second goal with team-mate Sergio Busquets. So Lionel Messi has finally scored for Barcelona on an English pitch. And how typical that it should have been conjured out of nothing. The little man was 30 yards from g...Full Story »

Barcelona 3-1 Manchester United - Brilliant Barca too good for United

Posted Saturday, May 28, 2011 by PA199 hits

For the second time in three years, Barcelona denied Manchester United Champions League glory with a sensational performance in a 3-1 victory at Wembley. Although United could take some small consolation from the knowledge they were more effective than that 2009 letdown in Rome and even managed to level Pedro's first-half strike through Wayne Rooney, once again the better team won. On the gr...Full Story »

Bacelona vs Manchester United preview - Rooney ready to shine on big stage

Posted Saturday, May 28, 2011 by PA3711 hits

Twelve months after his World Cup flop, Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is ready to "stand up and be counted". This time last year, Rooney was being compared to Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, whom he will face in the Champions League final at Wembley when United take on the Catalan giants. Instead of confirming his status as one of the best players on the planet at the World Cup, t...Full Story »

Man City’s Toure banned for 6 months for positive

Posted Friday, May 27, 2011 by YAHOO Sport34 hits

Manchester City defender Kolo Toure was banned on Thursday for six months, backdated to March when he was provisionally suspended by the English Football Association for a positive doping test. Toure, also an Ivory Coast international, faced a ban of two years, but the FA commission said it took into account his admission of guilt for taking water tablets belonging to his wife. The FA believed ...Full Story »

CSKA Sofia edge city rivals Slavia to win Bulgarian Cup

Posted Thursday, May 26, 2011 by YAHOO Sport32 hits

SOFIA, May 25 (Reuters) - A first-half goal by winger Spas Delev helped CSKA Sofia secure their first Bulgarian Cup triumph in five years with a 1-0 win over city rivals Slavia on Wednesday. Bulgaria international Delev, who scored in every round, netted from close range from Brazilian midfielder Marquinhos’s precise pass six minutes before the break. Slavia, the oldest Sofia club, fin...Full Story »

Stoke City 0-1 Wigan Athletic - Latics survive after late winner

Posted Sunday, May 22, 2011 by PA9 hits

Hugo Rodallega headed a dramatic 79th-minute winner as a 1-0 win secures Wigan's Barclays Premier League status for another season on a dramatic day at the Britannia Stadium. Rodallega's goal coupled with results elsewhere meant Roberto Martinez's men, who started the day second from bottom, would extend their top-flight status. Rodallega met a Mohamed Diame cross to flick the winner past Asmi...Full Story »

Manchester United 4-2 Blackpool - Seasiders let it slip from grasp

Posted Sunday, May 22, 2011 by PA20 hits

Blackpool's thrilling Barclays Premier League ride ended in typically rollercoaster fashion at Old Trafford as they were relegated after throwing away a second-half lead to lose 4-2. Manager Ian Holloway had pledged to attack champions Manchester United. Ultimately though it proved their undoing. Goals from Charlie Adam and Gary Taylor-Fletcher had threatened to secure their top-flight status ...Full Story »

Manchester United 4 : 2 Blackpool - City earn Champions League place

Posted Sunday, May 22, 2011 by PA22 hits

Manchester City will join the elite clubs in the Champions League next season after finishing with a flourish in a 2-0 win at Bolton. Roberto Mancini's side cemented third place in the Barclays Premier League with this victory and with it automatic entry to the group stages of Europe's premier club competition. Goals from Joleon Lescott and substitute Edin Dzeko either side of half-time were e...Full Story »

Brechin City 1 : 2 Ayr Utd. - Moffat seals Ayr promotion

Posted Sunday, May 22, 2011 by PA20 hits

Ayr striker Michael Moffat's late winner clinched Ayr a 2-1 win in the second leg of their Irn Bru First Division play-off final and condemned Brechin to another season in Division Two. Moffat struck an 87th-minute winner as Ayr fought back from behind to secure a 3-2 aggregate win after the first leg had ended 1-1. Brechin, beaten play-off finalists last season and ousted in the semi-finals t...Full Story »

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway: Beating Manchester United 'will be the best thing that’s ever happened in football'

Posted Sunday, May 22, 2011 by YAHOO Sport66 hits

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has rallied his players by telling them to create history against Manchester United. The Seasiders are currently in 18th place in the Premier League, and take on the champions on the final day of the season in the hope of ensuring their top tier survival. But the Red Devils have not lost a single league game at Old Trafford this campaign, winning 17 and drawing o...Full Story »

Five sides battle drop as Manchester City eye third

Posted Sunday, May 22, 2011 by 47 hits

Any two of five sides will join West Ham United in relegation from the Premier League on the final day of the season on Sunday when Manchester City are poised to wrap up the third automatic Champions League spot. Wigan Athletic, Blackpool and Birmingham City are each on 39 points while Wolverhampton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers on 40 are also still in danger. Wolves and Blackburn play each o...Full Story »

Manchester United vs Blackpool preview - Van der Sar dreading Old Trafford farewell

Posted Sunday, May 22, 2011 by PA987 hits

Edwin van der Sar will say goodbye to the Premier League on Sunday admitting he faces a difficult 90 minutes against Blackpool. After rejecting numerous pleas from his team-mates to abandon his retirement plans, Van der Sar is due to be handed the captain's armband by Sir Alex Ferguson for his final league game in Manchester United colours. Not normally prone to moments of emotion, the 40-year...Full Story »

Bolton Wanderers vs Manchester City preview - Coyle making plans to replace Elmander

Posted Sunday, May 22, 2011 by PA135 hits

Bolton manager Owen Coyle is aiming to use the funds freed up by Johan Elmander's imminent departure to bring in a signature signing. Elmander, 29, is ready for a new challenge in Turkey with Galatasaray when his contract ends next month. The Sweden striker is expected to play his last game for the club against Manchester City after scoring 12 goals in all competitions this season. High on Co...Full Story »

Brechin City vs Ayr Utd. preview - Brechin rush McLachlan

Posted Sunday, May 22, 2011 by PA13 hits

Brechin City look set to press defender Gerry McLachlan into action for one last game despite the centre-back not being fully fit as they host Ayr United in the Second Leg of the Play-off Final with the score tied at 1-1. Injured midfielder Charlie King remains out with midweek goal hero Neil Janczyk likely to be restored to the starting line up after being on the bench for City's last two game...Full Story »

Man City and Tottenham join race for Chelsea target

Posted Saturday, May 21, 2011 by hits

Chelsea will face stiff competition from their Premier League rivals for the services of Genk's goalkeeping starlet Thibaut Courtois. It has been reported that Chelsea are closing in on the 19-year-old Belgian and could complete a deal for him this summer. But now, according to reports in Belgium, Manchester City and Tottenham are ready to join the race for the highly-rated shot stopper. It...Full Story »

Tevez: I DO want to quit Man City

Posted Friday, May 20, 2011 by hits

NICE KNOWING YOU ... Tevez wants to go CARLOS TEVEZ has told Manchester City: I quit. The Eastlands skipper insists he will leave in the summer, sparking a worldwide transfer scramble. The bombshell comes just days after City boss Roberto Mancini claimed the star was staying. Tevez, speaking to Argentine station Radio del Plata, said: "I want to leave Manchester City. "Football has changed ...Full Story »

Nani and Chicharito win Manchester United Player of the Year awards

Posted Thursday, May 19, 2011 by YAHOO Sport79 hits

Nani and Javier Hernandez have picked up Manchester United's Player of the Year awards. Portugal international Nani won the club's Players' Player of the Year prize after scoring nine goals and setting up a further 18 in the Premier League this season, helping the club to a record 19th title. Rio Ferdinand was quick to congratulate his teammate on Twitter, revealing that he had voted for the f...Full Story »

Kaka committed to Real Madrid career; Tevez to stay with City

Posted Thursday, May 19, 2011 by Edition.cnn.com131 hits

Real Madrid's Brazilian midfielder Kaka missed the first four months of this season following knee surgery in August. South American soccer stars Kaka and Carlos Tevez have indicated they will stay at their respective clubs despite being linked with big-money moves in the European close-season. Brazil star Kaka has reportedly again been targeted by Tevez's English side Manchester City, who w...Full Story »

Manchester United poised to sign Lens prospect Raphael Varane

Posted Thursday, May 19, 2011 by theguardian.com443 hits

Raphael Varane, who can play in defence or midfield, has proved a revelation despite Lens' struggles this season. Manchester United confidently expect to begin their summer transfer business by signing Raphaël Varane from Lens in a continuation of their policy to recruit potential stars of the future rather than established category-A players. Varane is regarded as one of the outstanding...Full Story »

Manchester City 3 : 0 Stoke City - Tevez's Boot proves Golden for City

Posted Tuesday, May 17, 2011 by PA135 hits

Carlos Tevez drew level with Dimitar Berbatov in the battle for the Golden Boot as his magnificent brace gave Manchester City a 3-0 win over Stoke which left them on the brink of direct qualification for the Champions League. The Blues captain lashed his side in front after beating two men inside the Stoke box, then curled home a superb free-kick to take his tally to 20, exactly the same as B...Full Story »

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