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 closes in on Premier League title

Apr 11, 2016

Leicester closes in on Premier League title

Leicester City continued its inexorable march towards the Premier League title as Jamie Vardy’s brace earned the Foxes victory at Sunderland on Sunday, but Tottenham Hotspur showed it will not give up the chase after demolishing Manchester United 3-0. Vardy’s late goals in a ...

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 ...

Arsenal rallies to advance in F.A. Cup

Jan 10, 2016

Arsenal rallies to advance in F.A. Cup

Arsenal began its F.A. Cup defense with a 3-1 comeback victory against Sunderland and was joined in the fourth round by Manchester United and Manchester City on Saturday. United labored past Sheffield United 1-0 at Old Trafford, and Manchester City emphatically defeated Norwich 3-0. ...

Dec 31, 2015

Benteke lifts Liverpool in Premier League clash

Christian Benteke scored a winning goal for the second straight game as Liverpool beat Sunderland 1-0 in the English Premier League to stay in the hunt for Champions League qualification on Wednesday. The striker pounced on a flicked pass from Adam Lallana to place ...

Okazaki stars for Leicester

Dec 20, 2015

Okazaki stars for Leicester

Shinji Okazaki won a penalty and scored the winner in Leicester’s 3-2 win at Everton on Saturday. The victory means the Foxes head into Christmas at the top of the English Premier League table. “I had the desire to score today and am relieved ...

Hiddink returns to Chelsea for remainder of season

Dec 20, 2015

Hiddink returns to Chelsea for remainder of season

Guus Hiddink returned to Chelsea for a second spell as manager on Saturday, hired until the end of the season with the tough task of turning round the struggling Premier League champions following Jose Mourinho’s firing. As Chelsea beat Sunderland 3-1 under the temporary ...

Mar 17, 2015

Advocaat named Sunderland boss

Sunderland has hired former Netherlands manager Dick Advocaat as head coach until the end of the season, tasked with keeping the northeast club in the Premier League. Sunderland made the appointment on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after firing Gus Poyet with the team ...

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 ...

City fights back to beat Sunderland in League Cup final

Mar 3, 2014

City fights back to beat Sunderland in League Cup final

An exquisite equalizer from Yaya Toure sparked a second-half comeback by Manchester City in the League Cup final on Sunday, with a 3-1 victory over Sunderland giving Manuel Pellegrini his first trophy as manager. Returning to the stadium where Roberto Mancini’s City career ended ...