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Manchester City vs Sunderland preview - Mancini confident over future

Posted Sunday, April 03, 2011 by PA115 hits

Roberto Mancini is not convinced he will be sacked by Manchester City if they fail to finish in the top four. The Blues ambitious owners laid down a top-four spot as the target for this season, in addition to an end to the club's 35-year trophy drought. Although there have been a number of setbacks along the way, City remain on course to achieve both objectives. Mancini's men head into the we...Full Story »

Man City’s Balotelli to return better behaved

Posted Saturday, April 02, 2011 by YAHOO Sport55 hits

MANCHESTER, England, April 1 (Reuters) - Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has promised to change his temperamental behaviour and will return to the squad this weekend after being dropped, his manager Roberto Mancini said on Friday. Balotelli has tested the patience of his boss in his first season at the club, picking up two red cards including one against Dynamo Kiev which played a major...Full Story »

West Ham vs Manchester United preivew - Hammers clash key - Ferguson

Posted Saturday, April 02, 2011 by PA254 hits

Sir Alex Ferguson believes Manchester United's treble quest could hinge on the outcome of Saturday's visit to West Ham. Ferguson said earlier this week that emulating the heroes of 1999 would be far harder than completing the initial historic hat-trick was 12 years ago. Although there are some formidable barriers in the way, including a two-legged Champions League quarter-final with title riva...Full Story »

Livingston vs Brechin City preview - Cowan and Jacobs back for Livi

Posted Saturday, April 02, 2011 by PA13 hits

Leaders Livingston welcome back defender David Cowan and midfielder Keaghan Jacobs for the visit of second-placed Brechin City. However, defender Cameron MacDonald and winger Bobby Barr continue to occupy the sidelines. The Lions have the opportunity to move a massive 21 points ahead at the top of the table but boss Gary Bollan is playing down the importance of the clash. "It is just another ...Full Story »

Stoke City vs Chelsea preview - Pulis hopes Torres drought continues

Posted Saturday, April 02, 2011 by PA68 hits

Tony Pulis fears Fernando Torres is about to break his duck at Chelsea. Torres heads for the Britannia Stadium on Saturday without a goal in five Barclays Premier League games since his record-breaking move from Liverpool in January. Stoke manager Pulis believes the Spain striker will rediscover his touch - but hopes that it is later rather than sooner, especially as his side are just five poi...Full Story »

Balotelli: City can still win the title

Posted Friday, April 01, 2011 by hits

Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has said that Manchester City can still win the Premier League and insists he is happy at the club. Fourth-placed City are currently 10 points behind leaders Manchester United, have a significantly worse goal difference, and have only eight games left, but the Italian still believes they are in the hunt. When asked by in an interview 'where wa...Full Story »

Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka: Manchester United will be tough but to win the Champions League you must beat the best

Posted Friday, April 01, 2011 by YAHOO Sport64 hits

Nicolas Anelka concedes Chelsea's Champions League quarter-final against Manchester United poses a tough challenge for Carlo Ancelotti's side.The Frenchman believes the contest will be like an ordinary Premier League game, admitting the two sides are very familiar with each other having recently played against one another. He told the club’s official website: “We know them but I d...Full Story »

Brechin City 3 : 2 Alloa Athletic - Brechin stay second

Posted Tuesday, March 29, 2011 by PA24 hits

Brechin maintained their grip on second place in the Scottish Third Division with a hard fought 3-2 home win over Alloa City took the lead after four minutes when Rory McAllister netted his 21st league goal of the season from long range. It was 2-0 10 minutes later when David McKenna found Craig Molloy who fired in from 12 yards. Alloa did pull one back five minutes before the break though th...Full Story »

City's Richards to miss FA Cup semi-final

Posted Tuesday, March 29, 2011 by YAHOO Sport30 hits

LONDON (AFP) - Manchester City defender Micah Richards faces up to six weeks on the sidelines after suffering a torn hamstring playing for England's Under-21s, it was confirmed Tuesday. Richards will now miss the FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United on April 16 as well as the bulk of City's matches in the title run-in after a scan revealed a grade two muscle tear. "It is not what I wa...Full Story »

Brechin City 6 : 0 Dumbarton - McKenna treble as Dumbarton hit for six

Posted Saturday, March 26, 2011 by PA24 hits

David McKenna grabbed a hat-trick as Brechin boosted their chances of a play-off spot in Division Two by demolishing Dumbarton 6-0. McKenna opened his account for the day by smashing home from six yards in the seventh minute before setting up James Redman who doubled the lead just after half-time from the edge of the box. Rory McAllister made it 3-0 in the 52nd minute with a smart finish from ...Full Story »

Brechin City vs Dumbarton preview - Brechin look to bounce back from cup heartache

Posted Saturday, March 26, 2011 by PA41 hits

Promotion hopefuls Brechin will have to put their Scottish Cup exit to St Johnstone behind them when Dumbarton come calling. The Glebe Park men are without Paul McLean and Charlie King while Gerry McLauchlan, Jamie Redman and Rory McAllister are all facing a race to be fit in time. The experienced Roy McBain has been added on loan from Inverness until the end of the season. City boss Jim Weir...Full Story »

Nani: Sir Alex Ferguson does not allow me freedom at Manchester United

Posted Friday, March 25, 2011 by theguardian.com158 hits

• Manchester United winger says he can't show off tricks• 'I have responsibility to the team' Nani tells magazine Nani has said he is not able to express himself fully because he has a responsibility to the team at Old Trafford. The Portuguese winger Nani has said he is not able to express himself at Manchester United. The 24-year-old, who learned his tricks as a child playing wi...Full Story »

Man City starlet jailed for assault

Posted Friday, March 25, 2011 by hits

Manchester City's Kelvin Etuhu has been jailed for eight months for assault after kicking and punching a man in a street fight outside a casino. Etuhu, 22, was sentenced in the dock at Warrington Crown Court after previously admitting assault occasioning actual bodily harm and affray, at an earlier court hearing. He was caught on CCTV cameras kicking the victim three times on the ground afte...Full Story »

Manchester United's parent company announces record £104.6m loss

Posted Wednesday, March 23, 2011 by theguardian.com96 hits

• Red Football Joint Venture Ltd's loss due to loan repayment• Total debt now £590.4m, up from 2009 figure of £566.1m Red Football Joint Venture Ltd put the loss down to a bank loan repayment and a reduction in player sales. Manchester United's parent company, Red Football Joint Venture Ltd, has announced a record pre-tax loss of £109m for the financial year ending ...Full Story »

Chelsea FC 2 : 0 Manchester City - Luiz sines in Chelsea win

Posted Sunday, March 20, 2011 by PA29 hits

Another virtuoso display from David Luiz helped keep Chelsea's faint Barclays Premier League title hopes alive and kill off Manchester City's in a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge. Defender Luiz put a clutch of the world's most expensive strikers to shame by breaking the deadlock late on before Ramires wrapped up the points in stoppage-time. The win lifted Chelsea above City into third place and bac...Full Story »

Inter 1 : 0 Lecce - Inter close on city rivals

Posted Sunday, March 20, 2011 by PA78 hits

Internazionale took full advantage of AC Milan's defeat as they defeated Lecce 1-0 to move two points behind the leaders. Giampaolo Pazzini's match-winner after 52 minutes had a suspicion of handball about it but the hosts just about deserved the three points after an improved second-half display. The win completed a good week for the Nerazzurri after they also secured their place in the quart...Full Story »

Alloa Athletic 2 : 2 Brechin City - Brechin boosted despite draw

Posted Saturday, March 19, 2011 by PA14 hits

Brechin cemented their place in the Division Two play-off places despite being held to a 2-2 draw by third-bottom Alloa. The Hedgemen looked to be heading for a routine win when David McKenna netted the opener in the ninth minute with a tap-in from six yards. However, Scott Walker nodded Bryan Prunty`s cross into the roof of the net in the 22nd minute to pull Alloa level. The hosts took the l...Full Story »

Wigan Athletic 2 : 1 Birmingham City - Figueroa gives City the Blues

Posted Saturday, March 19, 2011 by PA6 hits

Defender Maynor Figueroa was Wigan's unlikely saviour as he smashed home a late winner against Birmingham to ignite his side's survival battle in the Barclays Premier League. The Honduran international has found the net only three times in his three-year Latics career but the importance of his latest strike could not be underestimated. His side appeared to have been frustrated in their bid for...Full Story »

Stoke City 4 : 0 Newcastle United - Four of the best for Potters

Posted Saturday, March 19, 2011 by PA9 hits

Stoke scored four goals for the first time in a Barclays Premier League game as they crushed hapless Newcastle 4-0. A week after securing a place in the FA Cup semi-finals, Tony Pulis' side cruised past the Tynesiders with a clinical display which moved them above their opponents and into the top half of the table. Jon Walters opened the scoring after 28 minutes and the floodgates opened after...Full Story »

Manchester United 1 : 0 Bolton Wanderers - United leave it late

Posted Saturday, March 19, 2011 by PA15 hits

Dimitar Berbatov struck three minutes from time to give 10-man Manchester United a precious 1-0 Premier League win over Bolton. The hosts were already labouring badly when Jonny Evans was sent off for a reckless second-half challenge on Stuart Holden. But United made light of the handicap and after Matthew Taylor had failed to take a glorious chance for the visitors, Berbatov pounced, netting ...Full Story »

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