English Premiership

Man Utd boss van Gaal stunned by 5-3 defeat at Leicester


Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal was left stunned as Leicester City produced a remarkable comeback to defeat his side 5-3 at the King Power Stadium. After beating QPR 4-0 last weekend, United’s all-star attack looked in good shape with Robin van Persie and Angel Di Maria giving them a great start before Leonardo Ulloa reduced the deficit. Ander Herrera ...

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Balotelli racially abused on Twitter after Man Utd taunt


Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli was the victim of racial abuse on Twitter on Sunday following his reaction to Manchester United’s shock defeat to Leicester. Balotelli, part of the Reds side which lost 3-1 at West Ham on Saturday, tweeted: ‘Man Utd…LOL’ in response to United’s 5-3 loss at the King Power Stadium. His tweet was met by a string of ...

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Lampard haunts Chelsea as he earns Man City 1-1 draw


Frank Lampard stepped off the substitutes’ bench to score against his former club and salvage a 1-1 draw for Manchester City at home to Chelsea. The eagerly-awaited showdown at the Etihad Stadium provided few clear chances as defences dominated, but it sprang to life in the second half after Pablo Zabaleta was red carded for a second bookable offence in ...

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Leicester come from behind to stun Man United


Leicester City fought back from 3-1 down to secure a stunning victory over a defensively frail Manchester United. United were on course for a win when a Robin van Persie header and a magical Angel Di Maria chip put them ahead. Leonardo Ulloa’s header reduced the deficit before Ander Herrera’s back heel extended United’s lead. But Leicester hit back through ...

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Lampard could be Chelsea boss after me, hints Mourinho


Jose Mourinho has hinted that Frank Lampard could be his successor as Chelsea manager, despite the player’s loan move to Manchester City.The 36-year-old left Stamford Bridge at the end of last season as the club’s all-time top scorer and with two Premier League winners’ medals – but soon went to the Etihad Stadium after joining New York City FC. Mourinho has dimissed suggestions the former England ...

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Aston Villa players hit by virus in Arsenal win


Paul Lambert was left to rue a virus which swept through the Aston Villa camp ahead of the 3-0 home defeat by Arsenal. Villa headed into the game unbeaten in their opening four games and victory over Arsenal would have sent Lambert’s side to the top of the Premier League table. However, several players were struggling with illness as Ashley ...

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Falcao & Van Persie can play together – Van Gaal

Robin van Persie talks to his Manchester United team-mate Radamel Falcao during the QPR match

Louis van Gaal insists that Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie can play together at Manchester United.Falcao joined the club in a deadline-day season-long loan deal, leading to speculation that Van Persie could be usurped by the Colombia international at Old Trafford.However, Van Gaal believes the pair can complement each other, and foresees no problems with the potential partnership.“I don’t think that Falcao interferes with Van ...

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Didier Drogba relishing Frank Lampard reunion


Chelsea striker Didier Drogba says he is eager to be reunited with his former “partner in crime” Frank Lampard when the Blues take on Manchester City on Sunday. Drogba and Lampard were team-mates at Chelsea from 2004 to 2012, winning three Premier League titles together. “I will be happy to see him,” Drogba said. “I think he still belongs to us. ...

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Newcastle boss Pardew vows to fight on despite pressure


Alan Pardew has vowed to fight on as Newcastle manager after two goals from substitute Papiss Cisse rescued a 2-2 draw at home to Hull City. Pardew’s position looked to be under even greater threat as the Tigers powered into a 2-0 lead in the second half after stunning goals from Nikica Jelavic and Mohamed Diame. But just as the ...

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Liverpool stunned at Upton Park by West Ham


West Ham United netted twice inside the opening seven minutes en route to a 3-1 victory over Liverpool at Upton Park. The hosts burst out of the blocks and saw their early endeavour rewarded as Winston Reid bundled home inside 90 seconds and Diafra Sakho doubled their advantage soon after. Raheem Sterling was able to pull one back for Brendan ...

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