Wigan

Wigan romp keeps Man U clear in title race

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.

Football

Boyce agony as Spurs leave Wigan in drop zone

Emmerson Boyce.

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

Wigan

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...

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.

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.

Football

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.

Football

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.

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.

Football

Manchester City knocked out of League Cup

Roberto Mancini.

Steve Griffiths London: Manchester City suffered a surprise exit from the League Cup on Tuesday as Aston Villa clinched a 4-2 third round win at Eastlands, while Chelsea welcomed back controversial captain John...

Chelsea powers on to retain handy lead

Steve Douglas Chelsea maintained its flying start to the English Premier League by beating Tottenham 4-2 away to preserve a four-point lead at the top of the ladder, while Manchester City needed a last-gasp winner...

Football

Van Persie sends United to top as Chelsea and City stumble

Robin van Persie.

Julian Guyer Robin van Persie piled on the misery for former club Arsenal as Manchester United went top of the Premier League with a 2-1 victory at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Football

Hernandez to the rescue as United move clear

Javier Hernandez of Manchester United celebrates with  team-mate Luis Antonio Valencia.

Tom Williams Half-time substitute Javier Hernandez scored twice and made another as Manchester United came from two goals down to win 3-2 at Aston Villa on Saturday and pull four points clear in the Premier...

Hull launch chase for Mariners' star goalkeeper

Matthew Ryan?

Dominic Bossi CENTRAL COAST Mariners goalkeeper Mat Ryan could be on his way to Britain after Hull City submitted a bid to sign the youngster.

Football

Five-goal City go top as Chelsea, United stumble

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Tom WIlliams Unexpected defeats for Chelsea and Manchester United allowed champions Manchester City to stroll into first place in the Premier League on Saturday by crushing Aston Villa 5-0.

Football

United storm back to steal Redknapp's thunder

Paul Scholes.

Tom Williams A quick-fire three-goal salvo saw Manchester United come from behind to beat Harry Redknapp's new club Queens Park Rangers 3-1 on Saturday, propelling them to the top of the Premier League.

Chelsea off pace in title race as Manchester duo dominate

Robin van Persie

Ian Whittell MANCHESTER: Alex Ferguson predicts a long, hard English Premier League title race with champions Manchester City after his team opened up a seven-point gap over rivals Chelsea.

Benitez aims to stop Blues fans seeing red

Rafa Benitez

Julian Guyer LONDON: European champions Chelsea may be third in the Premier League but that will be little consolation to interim manager Rafael Benitez as he takes his side across London to West Ham on Saturday.