City haunted by Liverpool defeat - Pellegrini

City haunted by Liverpool defeat - Pellegrini

City suffered a 3-2 loss at Anfield at the weekend as leaders Liverpool stole a march in the race for the Premier League title and Pellegrini's men had to rely on a late Samir Nasri equaliser to earn a point at home to basement club Sunderland on Wednesday.

Fernandinho put the hosts ahead in the second minute before Connor Wickham scored two goals in 10 second-half minutes to turn the match on its head. Nasri's strike at least closed the gap between City and Liverpool to ... » Read more


Premier League: Manchester City 2 Sunderland 2

Premier League: Manchester City 2 Sunderland 2

Sunday's 3-2 defeat at Liverpool handed the Anfield outfit the upper hand in the Premier League title race and City looked set to react in the best possible way at the Etihad Stadium against bottom side Sunderland when Fernandinho broke the deadlock in only the second minute.

However, the hosts failed to build on their advantage and Connor Wickham made them pay in the 73rd minute when he volleyed home from an Emanuele Giaccherini cross.

And Wickham – recalled ... » Read more


Premier League: Everton 2 Crystal Palace 3

Premier League: Everton 2 Crystal Palace 3

After their victory over West Ham on Tuesday, momentum swung back towards Arsenal in the race for fourth place in the Premier League as Everton failed to match their rivals.

The Goodison Park fans would have been expecting an eighth straight home win in the league, but Palace had not read the script, with goals from Jason Puncheon, Scott Dann and Cameron Jerome giving them only a fourth away win of the season.

Palace looked dangerous throughout a frenetic game, in which ... » Read more


Krueger hopeful on Pochettino stay

Krueger hopeful on Pochettino stay

The Argentinian boss' future has been the subject of much speculation of late amid rumours of a possible switch to Tottenham to replace under-pressure head coach Tim Sherwood at the end of the season.

However, Krueger, who joined the club in March, believes that Pochettino has taken a careful approach to his career so far, making it unlikely that he will move on after less than two years in charge at St Mary's.

And he insisted that Southampton are doing all they ... » Read more


Sturridge could make Norwich trip

Sturridge could make Norwich trip

The England international limped out in the 66th minute of last weekend's 3-2 victory over Manchester City with an apparent hamstring injury, prompting fears he could miss the Anfield outfit's remaining four fixtures.

However, the club announced on Wednesday that Sturridge would be given "every opportunity to prove his fitness" ahead of the trip to Carrow Road after a scan detected a "small strain".

The forward will now receive further ... » Read more


Valencia desperate to keep Bernat

Valencia desperate to keep Bernat

The two sides are said to be keen on the services of Bernat, who has been capped for Spain at several youth levels.

The 21-year-old has made 28 La Liga appearances this season and has also been a regular in Valencia's march to the UEFA Europa League semi-finals.

Valencia's well-documented financial problems have seen them sell many of their best players in recent years, with David Silva, Juan Mata, David Villa and Roberto Soldado all leaving the club for big-money ... » Read more


Lerner praises Cowans, Given

Lerner praises Cowans, Given

The Premier League club suspended assistant manager Ian Culverhouse and head of football operations Gary Karsa on Tuesday, confirming that the pair would face an internal investigation.

Villa would not confirm the reasons for their suspension, only that Cowans and Given would assist manager Lambert when Villa host Southampton in the league on Saturday.

Chairman Lerner paid tribute to the pair, praising their willingness to help the club in difficult ... » Read more


Duff plans for Fulham departure

Duff plans for Fulham departure

The Republic of Ireland international has missed the last two months with a knee injury, having started just nine Premier League games before the problem occurred.

And the 35-year-old has revealed that he has no interest in discussing new terms with the Craven Cottage club.

"I'm up at the end of the season," he told The Irish Times. "The club haven't spoken to me and I haven't spoken to the club but we don't need to speak: I'll ... » Read more


Premier League Preview: Everton v Crystal Palace

Premier League Preview: Everton v Crystal Palace

Roberto Martinez's men leapfrogged Arsenal with a scrappy 1-0 Premier League win at Sunderland on Saturday and now face the task of keeping the North London club at bay for the remainder of the season.

Regardless of Arsenal's result against West Ham on Tuesday, three points would be enough for Everton to remain in the driving seat in the race for fourth spot for the time being.

Ultimate success in their quest would see Everton competing in the UEFA Champions ... » Read more


Rangel calls for Swansea unity

Rangel calls for Swansea unity

Garry Monk's men suffered a 1-0 defeat to title challengers Chelsea on Sunday, Chico Flores seeing red in the 16th minute as Swansea slumped to a loss that leaves them just three points above the relegation zone.

Swansea could be pulled further into the mire with a defeat at Newcastle United on Saturday but, despite a run of just three wins in 20 league games, Spaniard Rangel has urged his team-mates to show unity.

"It was a difficult game for us on Sunday," ... » Read more