English Premiership

Rodgers keen to add another striker to Liverpool squad

Sturridge and Sterling were Liverpool's goalscorers in win over Southampton on Sunday.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has reiterated his desire to sign another striker before the transfer window shuts. Rodgers saw his side beat Southampton 2-1 at Anfield on Sunday courtesy of strikes from Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge. With last season’s top goalscorer Luis Suarez having left the club in a £75m deal to Barcelona, and doubt surrounding the future of ...

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Pellegrini says Edin Dzeko will sign new Man City deal

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed striker Edin Dzeko is on the verge of extending his contract with the club. Former City manager Roberto Mancini signed the Bosnia international from Wolfsburg in a £27m deal in 2011. Despite often seeing other strikers start in front of him, Dzeko has scored 46 goals in 109 Premier League games for City, ...

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I needed more time at Man United – David Moyes

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David Moyes believes he was not given enough time before being sacked as manager of Manchester United. The Scot took over from Sir Alex Ferguson in July 2013 but was dismissed the following April with the then-champions seventh in the league. “I was devastated to lose the job because it was something I felt we could make a real success ...

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Crystal Palace chief explains decision to let Pulis go

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Crystal Palace co-chairman Steve Parish does not feel let down by former boss Tony Pulis but expects to see him working again soon. Pulis stunned Palace by asking to leave his role as manager just two days before the season started, with Parish agreeing to his request. Former Stoke boss Pulis – who guided Palace to a miraculous escape last ...

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I’m responsible for defeat – Van Gaal

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Louis van Gaal accepted responsibility after Manchester United crashed to a 2-1 loss at home to Swansea City on Saturday in his first Premier League game as manager. The 63-year-old Dutchman is bidding to transform United’s fortunes after a dismal seventh-place finish last season, but his tenure got off to a similarly disappointing start as Swansea claimed a first league ...

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United, Chelsea and Bayern all fight over Mehdi Benatia

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Roma have insisted “Mehdi Benatia is our player,” but Manchester United and Chelsea are fighting for him while Bayern Munich fly in. The defender has been at the centre of transfer speculation all summer following a contract dispute, just one season into his Giallorossi career. Sky Sports in England claimed last night that Benatia was already on a flight to ...

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Arsenal strike late to beat Crystal Palace

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Aaron Ramsey scored in stoppage time to break the resolve of Crystal Palace and give title contenders Arsenal a winning start to their league campaign. Managerless Palace looked set for a point but had forward Jason Puncheon sent off for a second offence in the 89th minute before Ramsey pounced. The visitors took a shock first-half lead when Brede Hangeland ...

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Everton’s Ross Barkley facing up to six weeks out

Ross Barkley: Faces a spell on the sidelines

Ross Barkley will miss the start of the season after sustaining a leg injury in training ahead of Everton’s opening day Premier League fixture at Leicester City. The England midfielder, who has been with Everton since the age of 11, left the club’s Finch Farm training base with his leg in a brace after sustaining the injury on Friday and could ...

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Norwich’s Olsson accepts FA improper conduct charge

Martin Olsson: Sent-off by referee Simon Hooper

Norwich City defender Martin Olsson has accepted an FA charge of improper conduct for a push on referee Simon Hooper during the 1-0 defeat to Wolves. Olsson was charged with making physical contact with Hooper just before being sent-off for a second booking for a foul on the Wolves winger Rajiv van La Parra. The 26-year-old appeared to push the referee ...

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van Persie will miss Swansea City clash – Van Gaal

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Robin van Persie has “no chance” of featuring for Manchester United against Swansea City on Saturday, according to manager Louis van Gaal. The striker returned to pre-season training late after reaching the World Cup semi-finals, under Van Gaal, with Netherlands. And, asked whether Van Persie might be fit enough to play on Saturday, Van Gaal said: “No chance. He has to train.” ...

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