Crystal Palace fires manager Pardew as struggles continue

Dec 23, 2016

Crystal Palace fires manager Pardew as struggles continue

In charge of English soccer’s worst-performing team of 2016, Alan Pardew was already under heavy scrutiny at Premier League struggler Crystal Palace. Some unwise comments about the club’s American owners might just have made his position untenable. Pardew was fired as Palace’s manager on ...

Dec 20, 2016

Mane lifts Liverpool over Everton in extra time

Sadio Mane grabbed the winner in the fourth minute of injury time as Liverpool beat Everton 1-0 on Monday to head into Christmas in second place in the Premier League and extend its recent dominance of Merseyside derbies. Substitute Daniel Sturridge’s low long-range shot ...

Chelsea sinks Crystal Palace

Dec 18, 2016

Chelsea sinks Crystal Palace

Diego Costa earned Chelsea a 1-0 victory at Crystal Palace on Saturday as the Premier League leaders claimed a club record-tying 11th consecutive league victory. Costa headed home Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross in the 43rd minute at a foggy Selhurst Park to send Antonio Conte’s ...

Chelsea's win streak hits 10

Dec 15, 2016

Chelsea's win streak hits 10

Cesc Fabregas’ goal earned Chelsea a 1-0 victory — its 10th in a row — at Sunderland, as Antonio Conte’s side surged six points clear at the top of the Premier League table on Wednesday. Fabregas, who came in for Nemanja Matic, curled in ...

Everton sinks Arsenal with late Williams goal

Dec 14, 2016

Everton sinks Arsenal with late Williams goal

Ashley Williams’s 86th-minute header ended Arsenal’s 14-game unbeaten run and kept Arsene Wenger’s side from the Premier League summit as Everton claimed a much-needed 2-1 win on Tuesday. Arsenal would have provisionally supplanted leader Chelsea on goals scored with victory and took a 20th-minute ...

Costa returns Chelsea to top of league

Dec 12, 2016

Costa returns Chelsea to top of league

Chelsea striker Diego Costa’s class shone through as he fired his team back to the top of the Premier League on Sunday with a 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion as the previous day’s goal glut turned into a trickle. The Spain international’s fine ...

Errors cost Liverpool, United points

Dec 5, 2016

Errors cost Liverpool, United points

Premier League heavyweights Liverpool and Manchester United were caught by late sucker punches in two games that finished far more dramatically than they began on Sunday. Juergen Klopp’s Liverpool wasted a chance to return to second place in the table, a point behind Chelsea, ...

Clinical Chelsea beats title rival City

Dec 4, 2016

Clinical Chelsea beats title rival City

Chelsea cemented its position on top of the Premier League with a 3-1 victory at title rival Manchester City, while Alexis Sanchez’s hat trick in a 5-1 thrashing of West Ham took Arsenal into second place on Saturday. Gary Cahill’s own goal from a ...

Dec 3, 2016

Ex-Chelsea player speaks out on sexual assault

A former Chelsea player said he was paid £50,000 ($77,500) by the Premier League club to “keep a lid” on sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of its former chief scout. Gary Johnson, who is now 57, told the Daily Mirror newspaper he ...