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Boyce agony as Spurs leave Wigan in drop zone

Emmerson Boyce scored a desperate last-minute own goal as Tottenham Hotspur snatched a 2-2 draw at Wigan Athletic on Saturday that prevented the home side from climbing out of the Premier League...

FA Cup

Wigan keep the romance alive, but there's no love left for Mancini

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For an FA Cup final threatened to be overshadowed by the retirement of one manager, in Alex Ferguson, and the impending dismissal of another, in Roberto Mancini, the football and the fairytale won...

Wigan romp keeps Man U clear in title race

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Tom Williams LONDON: Manchester United have kept a firm grip on the Premier League title race by sweeping to a 4-0 win at Wigan Athletic on the first day of the year to maintain their seven-point lead.

Football

Wigan sink Millwall to reach first FA Cup final

Shaun Maloney.

Tom Williams Wigan Athletic overcame second-tier Millwall 2-0 at a rain-soaked Wembley Stadium on Saturday to reach the FA Cup final for the first time in the club's 81-year history.

Premier League wrap

Newcastle stunned by Wigan's fab four

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Rob Woollard Newcastle's bid for Champions League qualification suffered a reality check on Saturday as Wigan eased their relegation fears with a thumping 4-0 win over the Magpies.

Wigan mercilessly destroys Newcastle dream

Soccer Luis Suarez scored a brilliant hat-trick as Liverpool warmed up for next week's FA Cup final with a comfortable 3-0 victory at Norwich yesterday.

Last-placed Wigan hopeful

Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez insisted his side can still survive despite a 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion yesterday that kept it rooted to the bottom of the English Premier League.

Football boss Poyet told of sacking live on BBC

Poyet

Brighton and Hove Albion of the English Championship sacked manager Gus Poyet on Sunday night - and the Uruguayan only learned the news on live television.

Football

Big names fall by wayside in Europa League

Jermain Defoe.

Several clubs hoping to figure prominently in this season's Europa League will not even feature in Friday's group-stage draw after suffering shock play-off round defeats on Thursday.

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Arsenal finally raid piggy bank to win Ozil as EPL transfers set a record

Mesut Ozil

In a busy day of last-minute bargaining in the English Premier League, Arsenal pulled off a coup on Monday's transfer deadline day, smashing their transfer record by signing German playmaker Mesut...

Football

Swansea stun Valencia, Spurs ease to victory

Miguel Michu.

Andy Scott Swansea City produced a remarkable performance on their Europa League debut to thump Valencia 3-0 in Spain on Thursday, while Tottenham Hotspur also got their campaign off to a winning start.

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Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur breeze through League Cup ties

Juan Mata

Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur breezed into the League Cup fourth round on Tuesday, while Sunderland began life without Paolo Di Canio by beating Peterborough United.

Soccer

Heskey, Ono bring star quality to Canberra

Lee Gaskin Former England international Emile Heskey and one of the greatest footballers to come out of Asia, Shinji Ono, are on their way to Canberra as part of a massive week of A-League action in the...

Football

Zabaleta signs new deal with Man City

Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta signed a new four-year contract just hours before his team's opening Premier League fixture on Monday.

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Arsenal go third, QPR, Reading on brink of relegation

Per Mertesacker.

Tom Williams Arsenal returned to third place in the Premier League table with a 1-0 win at 10-man Fulham on Saturday, while Reading and Queens Park Rangers slipped ever closer to relegation.

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Van Persie's hat-trick seals United's 20th title

Manchester United's Dutch striker Robin van Persie celebrates scoring his team's first goal against Aston Villa during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford in Manchester, northwest England, on April 22, 2013. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS

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Tom Williams Manchester: Robin van Persie hit a first-half hat-trick as Manchester United cantered to an unprecedented 20th English league title with an emphatic 3-0 victory at home to Aston Villa on Monday.

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Wayne Rooney to miss Manchester United's Australia tour after suffering hamstring injury

Wayne Rooney.

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney will be out of action for a month after sustaining a hamstring injury on the club's tour of Asia and Australia.

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Reading, QPR relegated after 0-0 stalemate

Harry Redknapp

Reading and QPR were both relegated from the Premier League on Sunday after the strugglers played out a 0-0 draw at the Madejski Stadium which ended their survival hopes.

Toure toes the Kompany line on cup, title race and Ferguson

Yaya Toure

Henry Winter Yaya Toure hopes Alex Ferguson's retirement from Manchester United will swing the ''balance'' back to Manchester City.

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Mancini slams City over Pellegrini reports

Roberto Mancini.

Tom Williams Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini lashed out at the club over the uncertainty surrounding his future after his team crashed to a sensational 1-0 defeat by Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup final.