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Arbroath 3 : 1 Airdrie United - Smokies on fire

Posted Saturday, September 17, 2011 by PA11 hits

Arbroath continued their impressive start to the season with a 3-1 win over Airdrie. The hosts went ahead after just six minutes when Kieran McAnespie slotted home from striker Steven Doris' cross. Airdrie had plenty of possession but rarely threatened Darren Hill's goal as their moves broke down in the final third. The Smokies doubled their lead in the second half as Doris headed home from G...Full Story »

Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer oReport: Blackburn’s shortlist should Steve Kean lose his job

Posted Saturday, September 17, 2011 by YAHOO Sport92 hits

Manchester United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is top of Blackburn’s shortlist should the club sack the under-fire Steve Kean. Solskjaer – now 38 - is the current manager of Norwegian side Molde and is on the brink of winning the league title in Norway, which has drawn the attention of the Blackburn owners, according to an article in The Mirror. Blackburn owners The Venky̵...Full Story »

Fulham vs Manchester City preview - Jol vows to attack City

Posted Sunday, September 18, 2011 by PA158 hits

Fulham manager Martin Jol has pledged to fight fire with fire when high-flying Manchester City visit Craven Cottage on Sunday. The west Londoners have struggled so far this season in the Barclays Premier League, whereas opponents City have started in scintillating form. Fulham only have two points on the board after four matches and Jol admitted earlier this week his side need to start turning...Full Story »

Manchester United vs Chelsea preview - Carrick: City are not the only threat

Posted Sunday, September 18, 2011 by PA818 hits

Michael Carrick has dismissed the notion that the Premier League is already a two-horse race. With the two Manchester clubs both recording 100% starts from their opening four games, scoring 33 goals between them in the process, some pundits have already written off the chasing pack. Ahead of Sunday's Old Trafford showdown with Chelsea, Carrick does not believe that is the smartest move. Und...Full Story »

United clash won’t influence title race: Villas-Boas

Posted Friday, September 16, 2011 by YAHOO Sport35 hits

 Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas insists his side will still be firmly in the Premier League title race even if they lose Sunday's showdown with Manchester United. United have made a sensational start to their bid for a 20th English title, scoring 18 goals to surge to the top of the table, while Villas-Boas's team have been rather more subdued. Chelsea are still undefeated under their P...Full Story »

Arbroath vs Airdrie United preview - Wedderburn doubt for league leaders

Posted Saturday, September 17, 2011 by PA23 hits

Arbroath defender Craig Wedderburn is a major doubt with a groin strain as the league leaders entertain Airdrie at Gayfield. Striker Jordan Elfverson has already been ruled out due to an ankle ligament problem. Player-manager Paul Sheerin has told his men they need to tighten up in defence if they are to retain pole position. He said: "We are scoring freely because we attack so much, but that...Full Story »

Manchester headlines do Chelsea a favour - Ferguson

Posted Friday, September 16, 2011 by YAHOO Sport46 hits

By Sonia Oxley  MANCHESTER, England, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Theheadline-grabbing start to the season made by the two Manchesterteams suits fellow title contenders Chelsea down to the ground,United manager Alex Ferguson said two days before his side hostthe Londoners in the Premier League.  United top the table on goal difference from neighboursManchester City, with the pair having score...Full Story »

Manchester United face toughest title defence, says Darren Fletcher

Posted Friday, September 16, 2011 by theguardian.com131 hits

• Midfielder thinks Chelsea and Liverpool are strong contenders• Scot admits it will be hard to regain his place in the team Darren Fletcher, left, battles with Benfica's Pablo AImar on his return after illness to the Manchester United starting XI. The Estádio da Luz was a fitting venue for Darren Fletcher's first start for Manchester United since contracting the mystery viru...Full Story »

Vincent Kompany: Manchester City has as much a chance as anyone of winning the Champions League

Posted Thursday, September 15, 2011 by YAHOO Sport43 hits

Vincent Kompany believes Manchester City now has to focus on making it way out of Group A in the Champions League, and feels if the club does progress it can go all the way. The Etihad Stadium outfit grabbed a draw at home in its first ever game in the competition, against Napoli. Now that the opener is out of the way, the Belgian defender feels that the focus can return to qualifying for the ...Full Story »

Chelsea tries to halt Man United’s perfect start

Posted Thursday, September 15, 2011 by YAHOO Sport54 hits

LONDON (AP)—Chasing a fifth successive victory at the start of its Premier League title defense, Manchester United hosts Chelsea on Sunday knowing it should not get carried away with its early success. After all, Chelsea opened its defense last season with five wins before a slump saw the London club surrender the trophy to United and cost manager Carlo Ancelotti his job. United has ap...Full Story »

Mancini’s at ease with Manchester City ‘Debut’ boys

Posted Thursday, September 15, 2011 by hits

Manchester City's Yaya Toure won the Champions League with Barcelona in 2009 MANCHESTER CITY might be newcomers to the Champions League but, as Roberto Mancini points out, his players are hardly European rookies. Roberto Mancini’s squad to face fellow debutants Napoli tonight boasts 288 Champions League appearances between them – including two winners of the competition in Yaya Tou...Full Story »

SL Benfica 1 : 1 Manchester United - Giggs magic rescues point for United

Posted Wednesday, September 14, 2011 by PA18 hits

Ryan Giggs confirmed there is room for an older hand amongst Manchester United's young bucks as he grabbed a 1-1 draw for the Red Devils with a brilliant solo effort at the Stadium of Light. It was harsh luck on Benfica, who were the better team in this Champions League opener and were deservedly in front through Oscar Cardozo. But in his 22 seasons as a professional, Giggs has learned many ti...Full Story »

Manchester City 1 : 1 Napoli - Kolarov comes to City`s aid

Posted Wednesday, September 14, 2011 by PA10 hits

Manchester City had defender Aleksandar Kolarov to thank for ensuring their much-celebrated Champions League debut did not become an anti-climax at home to Napoli. The Serbia international succeeded in securing a 1-1 draw, on a night when the likes of Sergio Aguero, Samir Nasri, Edin Dzeko, David Silva and, late on, Carlos Tevez failed to score. The equaliser was no less than City deserved hav...Full Story »

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney has the skills of Pele and other Brazilian players

Posted Thursday, September 15, 2011 by YAHOO Sport137 hits

Wayne Rooney brings something different to English soccer. Not only is he the first player to admit to having hair plugs, he's also a rare British striker who plays more like a South American player. Rooney has scored eight goals in four Premier League games for Manchester United this season, including a pair of hat tricks. His skills have been compared to Brazil legend Pele by his coach, Sir A...Full Story »

Manchester City toy with options for Champions League visit of Napoli

Posted Wednesday, September 14, 2011 by theguardian.com187 hits

Roberto Mancini is almost spoilt for choice as he contemplates how to take on fellow Champions League debutants Napoli Manchester City's Sergio Agüero, left, and Carlos Tevez enjoy a sprint in training as they prepare for Wednesday's Champions League visit of Napoli. Manchester City are about to step into a brave new world and when it comes to the significance of the moment, it is probab...Full Story »

Benfica vs Manchester United preview - Ferdinand to miss Benfica clash

Posted Wednesday, September 14, 2011 by PA627 hits

Rio Ferdinand will miss Manchester United's opening Champions League game against Benfica in Lisbon. Ferdinand was not in the 19-man squad that flew to Portugal, meaning United were without their first-choice central defensive pairing as Nemanja Vidic is currently missing with a calf problem. There was no place either for Federico Macheda or Mame Biram Diouf, who scored twice for the reserve...Full Story »

Manchester City vs Napoli preview - Mancini backs City to cope

Posted Wednesday, September 14, 2011 by PA396 hits

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is excited by his Champions League challenge but expects the group stage to prove tough. City make their eagerly-anticipated first appearance in Europe's elite club competition as they host Italian side Napoli, who finished third in Serie A last season. With German giants Bayern Munich and Spaniards Villarreal also alongside them in Group A, Mancini beli...Full Story »

Diego Maradona has told Sergio Aguero he can clear up at Manchester City

Posted Tuesday, September 13, 2011 by The Sun168 hits

DIEGO MARADONA has told Sergio Aguero he has found the perfect club in Manchester City — and can win the lot at the Etihad.The Argentina icon had been concerned for some time that his son-in-law was wasting his talent with Atletico Madrid. So he was delighted when Aguero made his £35million switch to Manchester in the summer. The Argy hitman has already notched six Premier League ...Full Story »

Javier Hernandez describes excitement following Manchester United's perfect start to the season

Posted Monday, September 12, 2011 by YAHOO Sport75 hits

Javier Hernandez says the feeling around Manchester United is one of excitement after his club's spectacular start to the season. Hernandez ended his own rough start with two goals as his team ran out as a 5-0 winner Bolton. Wayne Rooney also scored his second straight hat-trick as the goals continued to flow for United. "There is a lot of excitement about this team," Hernandez said. "Everyon...Full Story »

Bolton Wanderers 0 - 5 Manchester United - Flying United run riot

Posted Saturday, September 10, 2011 by PA29 hits

Manchester United completed the best start to a Premier League season by smashing five goals past a helpless Bolton at the Reebok Stadium without reply. Wayne Rooney scored his second successive hat-trick to take his personal tally to eight in four games, part of an overall team tally of 18, 13 of which have come in the last two matches. Indeed, aside from Manchester City, Rooney has now score...Full Story »

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