Chelsea closes in on league crown

Apr 19, 2015

Chelsea closes in on league crown

While rarely ruthless, Chelsea is easing to the English Premier League title. With a 1-0 victory over Manchester United on Saturday, Chelsea surged 10 points clear of Arsenal. But as Arsenal’s hopes of a first league title since 2004 took a further hit, the ...

United thrashes City to regain bragging rights

Apr 13, 2015

United thrashes City to regain bragging rights

Manchester United ended two years of hurt on derby day by dismantling Manchester City in a 4-2 win in the Premier League on Sunday, underlining the reversal in fortunes of the local rivals this season. City had won four straight Manchester derbies since April ...

Rooney knocks out Spurs; Chelsea held by Southampton

Mar 16, 2015

Rooney knocks out Spurs; Chelsea held by Southampton

Chelsea failed to fully capitalize on Manchester City’s stumble in the Premier League title race by only drawing against Southampton on Sunday, while Wayne Rooney landed a blow to Tottenham’s Champions League hopes in Manchester United’s most impressive victory this season. Chelsea extended its ...

Welbeck's goal sinks Man United, sends Arsenal into semis

Mar 10, 2015

Welbeck's goal sinks Man United, sends Arsenal into semis

Danny Welbeck scored the winner in his return to former club Manchester United as Arsenal won 2-1 at Old Trafford on Monday night to reach the F.A. Cup semifinals and stay on course to defend the trophy. Angel Di Maria’s 77th-minute sending-off for two ...

Rooney nets pair as Man United gets controversial victory

Mar 1, 2015

Rooney nets pair as Man United gets controversial victory

Manchester United rode its luck Saturday as England captain Wayne Rooney scored twice in a 2-0 win against struggling 10-man Sunderland, but his success was overshadowed by another refereeing controversy in the Premier League. One week on from the fury at Chelsea’s home clash ...

Man United advances to F.A. Cup quarterfinals

Feb 17, 2015

Man United advances to F.A. Cup quarterfinals

Manchester United survived a scare against third-tier Preston North End to reach the F.A. Cup quarterfinals with a hard-fought 3-1 win at Deepdale on Monday. Louis Van Gaal’s star-studded side was in danger of an embarrassing fifth-round exit when the unheralded hosts took a ...

Blind scores in injury time to rescue point for Man United

Feb 9, 2015

Blind scores in injury time to rescue point for Man United

Manchester United needed an injury-time equalizer by Daley Blind to escape with a point from a 1-1 draw against West Ham in one of three stalemates in the Premier League on Sunday. Trailing to a superbly improvised goal by West Ham’s makeshift defender Cheikhou ...

United beats Cambridge in replay

Feb 4, 2015

United beats Cambridge in replay

Manchester United overcame fourth-tier Cambridge in an F.A. Cup replay on Tuesday, winning 3-0 less than two weeks after a humbling 0-0 draw. Juan Mata, Marcos Rojo and second-half substitute James Wilson scored to send United through to a fifth-round match at third-tier Preston. ...

Fourth-division club stymies United

Jan 24, 2015

Fourth-division club stymies United

Cambridge held star-studded Manchester United to a 0-0 draw at home in the fourth round of the F.A. Cup on Friday, earning the fourth-tier club a lucrative replay at Old Trafford. Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie both missed good chances to score in ...