Premier League

  • Two-goal Cavani inspires United comeback win at Southampton
    SOUTHAMPTON, November 29 (Reuters): Substitute Edinson Cavani produced a second-half masterclass, scoring twice and creating another goal as Manchester United hit back from a two-goal deficit to beat Southampton 3-2 in a Premier League cracker on Sunday. United were reeling at halftime and Southampton's James Ward-Prowse was set to hog the headlines after setting up Jan Bednarek's opener and then scoring another sublime free kick. But Uruguayan Cavani showed why Unit
  • Gallagher strikes as West Brom move out of bottom three
    WEST BROMWICH, England, November 29 (Reuters): West Bromwich Albion ground out their first Premier League win of the season and moved out of the relegation zone with a 1-0 home victory over Sheffield United thanks to Conor Gallagher's maiden top-flight goal on Saturday. The result lifted West Brom two places up to 17th on six points from 10 games while the Blades stayed rooted to the bottom with one point after yet another toothless performance. Sheffield United have sco
  • Liverpool held, City on fire and Everton lose again
    MANCHESTER, England, November 29 (Reuters): Liverpool were held to a 1-1 draw at Brighton after conceding a VAR-inspired stoppage-time penalty while Riyad Mahrez scored a hat-trick in Manchester City's 5-0 crushing of Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday. Carlo Ancelotti's Everton suffered their fourth defeat in five games after a Raphinha goal gave Leeds United a 1-0 win at Goodison Park. West Bromwich Albion celebrated their first win of the season as they bea
  • Twice-taken Fernandes penalty gives Man United scrappy win over West Brom
    MANCHESTER, England, November 22 (Reuters): A twice-taken penalty from Bruno Fernandes gave an unimpressive Manchester United a 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, their first home victory of the Premier League season. Fernandes's first effort was saved by West Brom keeper Sam Johnstone but referee David Coote ordered the kick be re-taken after ruling the keeper had come off his line. The Portuguese midfielder made no mistake with the second attempt. Winl
  • Mourinho's Spurs beat Guardiola's City to go top
    LONDON, November 22 (Reuters): Tottenham Hotspur moved top of the Premier League after a classic Jose Mourinho inspired performance delivered a 2-0 victory over Pep Guardiola's Manchester City on Saturday. Goals in each half from Son Heung-min and substitute Giovani lo Celso, secured the three points and a fourth straight league win for Spurs, who are two points ahead of second-placed Chelsea. Mourinho's men grabbed the lead in the fifth minute when Son got round the
  • Chelsea go top with win at Newcastle
    NEWCASTLE, November 21 (Reuters): Chelsea became the seventh club to top the Premier League standings this season after a 2-0 victory at Newcastle United on Saturday courtesy of an own goal by Federico Fernandez and Tammy Abraham’s second-half effort. Frank Lampard’s side dominated before the break and took the lead in the 10th minute when Fernandez, under pressure from Ben Chilwell, turned in Mason Mount’s cross. Chelsea really should have been out of sight wit
  • Premier League ditches pay-per-view scheme
    (Reuters): The Premier League on Friday scrapped the controversial pay-per-view scheme until the end of the year, with the remaining matches to be televised on existing broadcast services. The Premier League last month agreed a deal with domestic television broadcasters for games outside those in the normal broadcast slots to be shown via pay-per-view. As per the model, those matches not already selected for broadcast in October were available only for purchase via BT Sport
  • Leicester grab top spot from Tottenham, Liverpool held
    LONDON, November 9 (Reuters): The revolving door at the summit of the Premier League continued spinning on Sunday as first Tottenham Hotspur and then Leicester City reached it before Liverpool stumbled in their bid to reclaim it with a draw at Manchester City. Southampton had begun the day as unlikely leaders but Harry Kane's late goal, his 150th in the Premier League, earned Tottenham a 1-0 win at West Bromwich Albion. That put Jose Mourinho's men into first place w
  • Watkins scores twice as vibrant Villa stun Arsenal
    LONDON, November 9 (Reuters): Aston Villa returned to winning ways in stunning fashion as Ollie Watkins scored twice in a 3-0 away thumping of an abject Arsenal in drizzly north London on Sunday. The visitors had already seen a John McGinn goal ruled out for a harsh offside decision when Bukayo Saka, under pressure from Trezeguet, put into his own goal after 25 minutes. Villa went up a gear in the second half with Jack Grealish pulling the strings in midfield and it was no s
  • Fulham beat West Brom to climb out of bottom three
    LONDON, November 3 (Reuters): Fulham chalked up their first Premier League win of the season and climbed out of the relegation zone after first half goals from Bobby Decordova-Reid and Ola Aina helped them to a 2-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion on Monday. The result lifted Fulham two places up to 17th on four points from seven games, while winless West Brom dropped one place to 18th on three points after yet another lacklustre performance. The outcome also means West Bro
  • Liverpool's Klopp hails defender Phillips for strong league debut
    (Reuters): Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp described central defender Nathaniel Phillips as a "monster" in the air after the 23-year-old's dominating performance on his Premier League debut in Saturday's 2-1 win over West Ham United. Thrust into the starting side in the absence through injury of Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Fabinho, Phillips kept West Ham's attackers at bay with his no-nonsense defending to earn praise from his manager. "He'
  • Liverpool go top, wins for Chelsea and Man City
    BURNLEY, England, October 1 (Reuters): Liverpool moved clear at the top of the Premier League with a hard-fought 2-1 win over West Ham United, while Chelsea and Manchester City also enjoyed victories on Saturday. Chelsea cruised to a 3-0 scoreline at winless Burnley while City edged Sheffield United 1-0 away with full back Kyle Walker scoring against his former club. Liverpool are top on 16 points, three more than local rivals Everton who visit Newcastle United on Sunday.
  • Jota strikes again as Liverpool go top
    LIVERPOOL, England, October 1 (Reuters): Substitute Diogo Jota grabbed the winner as Liverpool ground out a 2-1 victory over West Ham United at Anfield on Saturday to take the lead at the top of the Premier League and equal a club record of 63 home league matches unbeaten. Defending champions Liverpool have 16 points from seven games, three points more than Everton who play at Newcastle United on Sunday. West Ham took a 10th-minute lead through Pablo Fornals, with the Spanis
  • Ziyech shines as Chelsea enjoy 3-0 win at Burnley
    BURNLEY, England, October 1 (Reuters): Hakim Ziyech shined and Kurt Zouma and Timo Werner were also on target as Chelsea enjoyed an easy 3-0 win at struggling Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday. The win moves the London club up to fourth place in the table and just a point behind leaders Everton and Liverpool before Juergen Klopp's side play West Ham United later on Saturday. Chelsea, who had a long trip to Krasnodar in Russia in midweek, made five changes from We
  • Walker's homecoming strike gives Man City 1-0 win at Sheffield United
    SHEFFIELD, October 31 (Reuters): Manchester City beat Sheffield United 1-0 at Bramall Lane on Saturday with Kyle Walker scoring against his boyhood club to extend the home side's winless start to the Premier League season to seven games. Walker, who was raised in Sheffield and came through the Blades' youth system, marked his 100th league appearance for City with a goal in the first half and refused to celebrate. The 30-year-old full back collected the ball outside t
  • Mourinho says Spurs fans cannot expect same Bale from seven years ago
    Reuters Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho played down expectations on forward Gareth Bale, saying the Welshman cannot be the same explosive player who left the Premier League club to join Real Madrid seven years ago. The 31-year-old Bale, back at Tottenham on loan from the Spanish side, is building up his fitness and has played three games in all competitions this season, including Thursday's 1-0 Europa League defeat by Belgian league leaders Royal Antwerp. Mourinho
  • Premier League talking points
    Reuters Talking points from the Premier League weekend: MAN CITY NEED TO REDISCOVER CUTTING EDGE Last season Manchester City's fragile defending meant they were never really in the title hunt, even if their attacking play remained a joy to watch. This season Pep Guardiola's side appear to have lost their cutting edge up front as well. The creative hole left by the departure of playmaker David Silva was vividly exposed in a laboured first half at West Ham United o
  • Vardy header gives Leicester first win at Arsenal in 47 years
    LONDON, October 26 (Reuters): Leicester City won at Arsenal for the first time in 47 years on Sunday, with substitute Jamie Vardy's late close-range header enough to secure victory in the Premier League at The Emirates. The win lifted Brendan Rogers' side to fourth on 12 points, while the Gunners stay in 10th place on nine after six games. Arsenal were left ruing their failure to score in the first half hour when they pushed forward time and again, racking up 10
  • Man City suffer new Aguero injury scare
    LONDON, October 24 (Reuters): Manchester City suffered a fresh injury blow in their 1-1 draw at West Ham United on Saturday as Sergio Aguero was withdrawn at halftime at the London Stadium. The Argentine striker was replaced by Phil Foden, who grabbed City's equaliser, and manager Pep Guardiola said later he had suffered a muscular injury, only a week after making his first start of the season following knee surgery. "A hamstring I think, but tomorrow we will know e
  • Zaha leads Palace in 2-1 win over struggling Fulham
    LONDON, October 24 (Reuters): Wilfried Zaha helped Crystal Palace secure a 2-1 Premier League win over bottom side Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday, with the winger scoring one goal and providing the assist for the other. The victory was Palace's first since their 3-1 win at Manchester United last month as Roy Hodgson's side moved up to fifth place on 10 points. "We definitely needed to bounce back," said Zaha, who has scored five goals this season. &qu