Villa relegated after 28 years in top flight

Apr 17, 2016

Villa relegated after 28 years in top flight

Aston Villa’s 28-year stay in the English top flight ended on Saturday with a 1-0 loss at Manchester United, while Newcastle and Sunderland gave themselves hope of escaping the Premier League relegation zone by both winning 3-0. The threat of relegation ended some time ...

Chelsea hires Conte to revitalize fortunes

Apr 5, 2016

Chelsea hires Conte to revitalize fortunes

Chelsea has turned to another manager renowned for his abrasive temperament as Jose Mourinho’s successor. Having seen Antonio Conte revitalize Italy’s national team in the last two years, Chelsea is hoping the three-time Serie A-winning coach can rouse the London club from its slumber. ...

Leicester moves closer to EPL title

Mar 20, 2016

Leicester moves closer to EPL title

The lethal striking duo of Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy combined again to nudge Leicester closer to the title on Saturday, although Arsenal remains primed to pounce on any slip-ups by the leaders after ending a three-game winless run in the Premier League. Vardy, ...

Leicester misses chance to pull clear in Premier League title race

Mar 2, 2016

Leicester misses chance to pull clear in Premier League title race

Leicester’s unlikely Premier League title challenge faltered with a 2-2 home draw with West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday, offering Tottenham the chance to go top in another twist to the most unpredictable race for the championship in years. Moving three points clear of the ...

Late strikes lift Leicester, Chelsea

Feb 28, 2016

Late strikes lift Leicester, Chelsea

Premier League leader Leicester and reigning champion Chelsea needed winning goals in the 89th minute Saturday to keep their respective campaigns for the English title and European soccer next season on track. Leonardo Ulloa came off the bench in the 78th to score the ...

Chelsea routs Manchester City

Feb 22, 2016

Chelsea routs Manchester City

Chelsea reached the quarterfinals of the F.A. Cup with a 5-1 victory against an understrength Manchester City side on Sunday, while London rivals Crystal Palace and West Ham also advanced. Palace defeated Tottenham 1-0, and West Ham came from behind to thrash second-tier Blackburn ...

PSG tops Chelsea in first leg

Feb 17, 2016

PSG tops Chelsea in first leg

Struggling striker Edinson Cavani came off the bench to score the winner as Paris Saint-Germain beat Chelsea 2-1 in a pulsating first leg in the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday. Cavani, who has lost his place in the side in recent ...

Van Gaal despondent as United crashes at Sunderland

Feb 14, 2016

Van Gaal despondent as United crashes at Sunderland

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal cast doubt on his team’s chances of qualifying for next season’s Champions League after a 2-1 loss at relegation-threatened Sunderland in the Premier League, placing the Dutchman under fresh scrutiny on Saturday. The latest embarrassing loss for United ...