May 12, 2015

FC Tokyo's Muto expected to join Bundesliga side Mainz

Japan striker Yoshinori Muto’s European destination will likely not be Chelsea but Mainz of the Bundesliga, sources with knowledge of the FC Tokyo player’s decision told Kyodo News through Tuesday. According to the sources, Tokyo and Mainz are deep into talks for the 22-year-old’s ...

Man United tightens grip

May 10, 2015

Man United tightens grip

Manchester United ended a three-match losing run to move within sight of Champions League qualification on Saturday, while Burnley became the first team to be relegated from the English Premier League this season. Marouane Fellaini scored a 78th-minute winner as United beat Crystal Palace ...

Chelsea claims Premier League title after five-year wait

May 4, 2015

Chelsea claims Premier League title after five-year wait

The five-year drought is over. Chelsea is Premier League champion again — with three games to spare. Chelsea’s players danced around the field after securing the title with a scrappy 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace on Sunday that encapsulated the recent cautious pragmatism of ...

Chelsea puts title in sight

Apr 30, 2015

Chelsea puts title in sight

Chelsea staged a second-half comeback to beat Leicester 3-1 on Wednesday and move to within three points of capturing the Premier League trophy. Jose Mourinho’s side holds a 13-point lead and can clinch a first league title in five years by beating Crystal Palace ...

Man City steadies ship with nervy win over Villa

Apr 26, 2015

Man City steadies ship with nervy win over Villa

Manchester City’s disappointing season looks like ending with the consolation prize of Champions League qualification after an unconvincing win over Aston Villa opened a nine-point gap to the fading chasers for the English Premier League’s top four on Saturday. An 89th-minute goal by Fernandinho ...

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 ...

Arsenal sneaks past Burnley to run winning streak to eight

Apr 12, 2015

Arsenal sneaks past Burnley to run winning streak to eight

If Chelsea collapses in the final weeks of the Premier League season, Arsenal will be primed to take advantage. Aaron Ramsey extended Arsenal’s winning run to eight matches on Saturday by clinching a 1-0 victory at Burnley. Arsenal’s resurgence has sent the team four ...

Benteke treble saves point for Villa

Apr 8, 2015

Benteke treble saves point for Villa

Christian Benteke scored a hat trick as Aston Villa twice came from behind against Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday to draw 3-3 and stay out of the relegation zone. Benteke’s final goal came directly from a free kick in the 83rd minute of a ...

Villa, Saints grab dramatic late wins

Mar 4, 2015

Villa, Saints grab dramatic late wins

Southampton and Aston Villa scored late winners in matches affecting opposite ends of the Premier League on Tuesday, while a touchline spat between the managers marred Sunderland’s 1-1 draw at Hull. Southampton revived its unlikely tilt at Champions League qualification thanks to Sadio Mane’s ...

Balotelli gives Liverpool win

Feb 11, 2015

Balotelli gives Liverpool win

Mario Balotelli went from forgotten man to match-winner at Liverpool as his late goal against Tottenham tightened up the race for Champions League qualification in the Premier League on Tuesday. The maverick Italy striker came off the bench for just his second appearance in ...

Arsenal pounds Villa; Saints slip up

Feb 2, 2015

Arsenal pounds Villa; Saints slip up

The fight for Champions League qualification from the Premier League intensified Sunday, with Arsenal dismantling Aston Villa in its biggest win of the season and Southampton surrendering third place after a surprise home loss to Swansea. Mesut Ozil and Theo Walcott — starting their ...