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 ...

Leicester takes big step toward league title

Apr 4, 2016

Leicester takes big step toward league title

After a fourth successive 1-0 victory sent Leicester into a seven-point lead, some giddy fans started to unfurl Premier League “champions” scarves in the King Power Stadium. Although there are still six games remaining after Sunday’s gritty win over Southampton, celebrations are already under ...

United wins Manchester derby; Spurs prevail

Mar 21, 2016

United wins Manchester derby; Spurs prevail

Pep Guardiola might have thought he’d be taking over the champions of England when he agreed to join Manchester City from next season. If City’s current form is anything to go by, the world’s best manager may be coaching a side in the Europa ...

Liverpool eliminates Man United with draw

Mar 18, 2016

Liverpool eliminates Man United with draw

A stunning solo goal by Philippe Coutinho helped Liverpool eliminate great rival Manchester United from the Europa League, while titleholder Sevilla and tournament favorite Borussia Dortmund also reached the quarterfinals with ease on Thursday. Liverpool drew 1-1 with United at Old Trafford to seal ...

Liverpool beats United in first leg

Mar 11, 2016

Liverpool beats United in first leg

Liverpool outclassed Manchester United but relied on two defensive blunders to win 2-0 in a high-profile all-English match in the Europa League last 16 on Thursday, with only David de Gea’s brilliant saves sparing the visitors a heavier first-leg beating. Daniel Sturridge — from ...

United stumbles at West Brom; Liverpool wins

Mar 7, 2016

United stumbles at West Brom; Liverpool wins

Playing with 10 men proved to be no problem for Liverpool in the English Premier League on Sunday. The same cannot be said of Manchester United. Liverpool responded to James Milner’s sending-off in the 62nd minute against Crystal Palace by coming from 1-0 down ...

Feb 26, 2016

Manchester United routs Midtjylland

Teenager Marcus Rashford scored two of Manchester United’s four second-half goals in his professional debut in a 5-1 win over FC Midtjylland, sparing the English giant an embarrassing exit from the Europa League on Thursday. United won 6-3 on aggregate to reach the last ...

Manchester United humbled in Europa League defeat

Feb 19, 2016

Manchester United humbled in Europa League defeat

The Europa League was supposed to offer some respite in a tough season for Manchester United, and give the team a back-door route into next season’s Champions League. Instead, the competition has provided a new dose of ignominy for the fallen English giants — ...

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 ...

Chelsea, Man United play to draw

Feb 8, 2016

Chelsea, Man United play to draw

A second stalemate of the season between Chelsea and Manchester United saw the fallen powers slip further from relevance in this unusual Premier League season. The 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge did little to help either team on Sunday, which began with Arsenal beating ...