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Race for the top four – are Liverpool now the favourites?

An impressive win at Old Trafford, a defeat for Chelsea and, on paper at least, a favourable run-in. Things are looking good for Liverpool right now in the chase for a top-four finish. Liverpool's remaining fixtures see them face three sides with not

Chelsea 0-1 Arsenal: Blues boss Thomas Tuchel accepts responsibility for loss

Last updated on 12 May 202112 May 2021.From the section Premier LeagueChelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says he takes full responsibility for his side's home defeat by Arsenal after making seven changes for the game. The Blues had claimed an impressive win

Pep Guardiola: How Manchester City boss reinvented Premier League title winners

A year ago, Pep Guardiola arrived at a pivotal moment with Manchester City. It was a crossroads he had experienced before.Towards the end of his tenure with Barcelona, the Spaniard found himself in something of a quandary.Barca had won 14 trophies in

Garth Crooks’ team of the week: Mendy, Rudiger, Thiago, Cavani

Manchester City were made to wait to be crowned Premier League champions after losing 2-1 at home to Chelsea, with neighbours Manchester United winning 3-1 at Aston Villa.Liverpool stepped up their chase for a top-four finish with a 2-0 victory over

‘Edinson Cavani & Mason Greenwood like master & apprentice for Man Utd’ – Alan Shearer

Manchester United must try to keep hold of Edinson Cavani for another season, because of what he can teach their younger players as well as what he gives them on the pitch.We saw more evidence of both in the second half of Sunday's 3-1 win over Aston

Man City v Chelsea: Has Sergio Aguero’s Panenka helped give Chelsea a Champions League boost?

It was a penalty to potentially seal the Premier League title... but has Sergio Aguero's missed Panenka helped give Chelsea a Champions League boost?This was supposed to be a fitting finale, Aguero scoring the goal that seals Manchester City their fi

Leicester City 2-4 Newcastle United: Callum Wilson double in Magpies win

Last updated on 7 May 20217 May 2021.From the section Premier LeagueNewcastle moved to within one point of Premier League safety with an impressive win over Champions League-chasing Leicester City.Joe Willock put the visitors ahead with a cool finish

Roma 3-2 Man Utd (5-8 on aggregate): ‘Faith in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer close to being rewarded’

After three weeks in which the men who run Manchester United have been pilloried by their own fans and branded snakes by the Uefa president, advancing past Roma to reach the Europa League final can at least give them satisfaction from one bold show o

Kai Havertz: ‘Chelsea forward ignites as Blues’ season reaches peak of possibilities’

Kai Havertz's Chelsea career has been a slow-burner but the gifted young German has demonstrated impeccable timing to ignite just as their season reaches a peak of possibilities.Havertz arrived at Chelsea last summer from Bayer Leverkusen, in a club

Man City 2-0 Paris St-Germain (4-1 on aggregate): City into first Champions League final

Manchester City reached their first Champions League final as they overcame Paris St-Germain at Etihad Stadium to secure a commanding victory over two legs.In a game played in unseasonal snow, the brilliant Riyad Mahrez capped a sweeping move started

Burnley 1-2 West Ham: Michail Antonio scores two in win for Hammers

Last updated on 3 May 20213 May 2021.From the section Premier LeagueWest Ham forward Michail Antonio said they will not give up on their dream of securing Champions League football after he scored twice in a comeback victory over Burnley.The Hammers

Manchester United protests: Emotions have been simmering for 16 years

It was at an entrance to Old Trafford round the back of the Stretford End, away from the noise and the flares that accompanied the start of the Manchester United fans' protest at Old Trafford, that those who made it onto the pitch entered through.Mos

Crystal Palace 0-2 Man City: Pep Guardiola’s side close in on Premier League title

Manchester City could clinch the Premier League title on Sunday after two goals in the space of 83 seconds saw off a stubborn Crystal Palace.City will secure a third title in four seasons if second-placed Manchester United lose at home to Liverpool.A

Southampton 1-1 Leicester: 10-man Saints frustrate Foxes’ Champions League push

Southampton held Leicester to a draw despite playing more than 80 minutes with 10 men to frustrate the Foxes in their push to clinch a top-four finish.Jannick Vestergaard was controversially sent off after just 10 minutes when his tackle on Jamie Var

Manchester United 6-2 Roma: United win eight-goal thriller in Europa League semi-final

Bruno Fernandes and Edinson Cavani both scored twice as Manchester United came from behind to take a major step towards sealing a place in next month's Europa League final.Fernandes gave United a perfect start in their semi-final with Italian side Ro

Paris St-Germain 1-2 Man City: Kevin de Bruyne & Riyad Mahrez give City advantage in Champions League

Manchester City produced a superb display to come from behind and take control of their Champions League semi-final with victory against Paris St-Germain in France.Pep Guardiola's side fought their way through a scintillating early PSG surge when the

Champions League semi-final: Karim Benzema earns Real Madrid draw against Chelsea

Chelsea produced a composed performance to secure a fully deserved draw and a crucial away goal to put themselves in a promising position after their Champions League semi-final first leg against Real Madrid.Thomas Tuchel's side were superior on the

Leicester City 2-1 Crystal Palace: Foxes win to move closer to Champions League qualification

Last updated on 26 April 202126 April 2021.From the section Premier LeagueLeicester City moved closer to Champions League qualification as they came from behind to beat Crystal Palace.Wilfried Zaha put the visitors ahead after only 12 minutes, with a

Carabao Cup final: Manchester City 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur – Aymeric Laporte heads winner

Manchester City won the League Cup for a record-equalling fourth time in succession with a deserved victory over a disappointing Tottenham Hotspur side at Wembley.City defender Aymeric Laporte, arguably fortunate to be on the pitch after escaping a y

Social media boycott: Premier League clubs join four-day move to tackle abuse

Premier League, English Football League and Women's Super League clubs will join in a four-day boycott of social media platforms in an effort to combat abuse and discrimination.The boycott will start on 30 April.The Football Association, as well as l

European Super League: Chelsea ‘deeply regret’ involvement in competition

Owner Roman Abramovich and the Chelsea board say they "deeply regret" the decision to join the controversial European Super League.They were one of six Premier League clubs to join only to withdraw 48 hours later following a furious backlash.Chelsea

Leicester 3-0 West Brom: Ruthless Foxes see off West Brom

Leicester opened a four-point gap to fourth place in the Premier League with victory over relegation-bound West Brom at the King Power Stadium.Three goals in 13 first-half minutes did the damage as striker Jamie Vardy scored one and assisted another.

European Super League Q&A: Why it failed – and will clubs try again?

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European Super League: All six Premier League teams withdraw from competition

All six Premier League teams involved in the European Super League have formally withdrawn from the competition.Manchester City were the first club to pull out after Chelsea had signalled their intent to do so by preparing documentation to withdraw.T

European Super League: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp against idea but will not quit

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