English Premiership

I needed more time at Man United – David Moyes


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

Tony Pulis

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

Louis van Gaal and Ryan Giggs

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


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


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


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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Trophies relieved pressure – Arsene Wenger


The Gunners overcame Hull to win the FA Cup last term and beat Manchester City 3-0 in the Community Shield on Sunday. Wenger says the trophies have instilled a “confidence” that Arsenal can carry into the first game of the campaign at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday. He said: “It has taken a little bit the weight off our ...

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Mangala to sit out Man City season opener – Pellegrini


Manchester City will be without new signing Eliaquim Mangala for the trip to Newcastle United on Sunday. The French centre-back signed for the club in a £32m deal this summer but he has not had sufficient training with his new team to be passed ready to play by manager Manuel Pellegrini. Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Pellegrini said: ‘Just ...

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