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Newcastle boost survival hopes, Sunderland snatch draw
Newcastle boost survival hopes, Sunderland snatch draw

Britain Football Soccer - Stoke City v Sunderland - Barclays Premier League - The Britannia Stadium - 30/4/16 Sunderland's Lamine Kone in action with Stoke's Peter Crouch Action Images via Reuters / Carl Recine LivepicBy Martyn HermanLONDON (Reuters) - Two crucial penalties, one saved and one converted, added a fresh twist to a desperate relegation dogfight between bitter north-east rivals Newcastle United and Sunderland on Saturday.With Leiceste

Apr 30 2016
Danny Welbeck's goal helps Arsenal defeat Norwich 1-0
Danny Welbeck's goal helps Arsenal defeat Norwich 1-0

Substitute Danny Welbeck put Arsenal ahead with their first shot on target. Manager Arsene Wenger named an unchanged squad from last week’s 0-0 draw with Sunderland, despite the fact Olivier Giroud has failed to score in his last 14 league games. Norwich, who were in 19th place, were desperate to get a result and climb out of the relegation zone.First Half:The first half was typical of Arsenal’s season as they dominated possessio

Apr 30 2016
Townsend cracker lifts Newcastle out of relegation zone
Townsend cracker lifts Newcastle out of relegation zone

Britain Football Soccer - Newcastle United v Crystal Palace - Barclays Premier League - St James' Park - 30/4/16 Crystal Palace's Wayne Hennessey in action with Newcastle's Andros Townsend Reuters / Andrew Yates LivepicREUTERS - Newcastle United moved out of the relegation zone after a superb Andros Townsend free kick and a penalty save by Karl Darlow gave them a vital 1-0 home win over Crystal Palace on Saturday. The result lifted the Magpies to

Apr 30 2016
The finish line beckons for clubs in the Premier League
The finish line beckons for clubs in the Premier League

Sunderland and Newcastle will be battling to stay in the Premier LeagueIn a season characterised by wild gyrations in the form of just about every club, with the notable exceptions of Leicester and the already relegated Aston Villa, there are still so many clubs for whom the roller coaster hasn’t quite come to a halt as yet. Well, except for Aston Villa and the clubs from 10th to 16th spot.Let us start at the bottom – well, second fro

Apr 30 2016
Arsene Wenger claims banks demanded him to sign for five years for stadium loan
Arsene Wenger claims banks demanded him to sign for five years for stadium loan

Arsenal manager Arsene WengerArsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said his commitment to the club helped ensure the bank loans which were used to build the Emirates Stadium.Arsenal fans are reportedly set to stage a protest this weekend after a disappointing season where Arsenal saw their title hopes fade away."When we built the stadium the banks demanded that I signed for five years," the 66-year-old Frenchman was quoted as saying by

Glorious summer in sight for Leicester City after many winters of discontent
Glorious summer in sight for Leicester City after many winters of discontent

Football Soccer - Leicester City v Swansea City - Barclays Premier League - The King Power Stadium - 15/16 - 24/4/16 Leicester fans hold up banners Action Images via Reuters / Jason CairnduffBy Michael HoldenLEICESTER, England (Reuters) - When King Richard III was reinterred in Leicester in March last year 500 years after his death, fans of the English city's unheralded soccer club might have thought it too was dead and buried.Richard's remains h

Apr 29 2016
Arsene Wenger wants Arsenal to do well after he departs
Arsene Wenger wants Arsenal to do well after he departs

Arsene joined Arsenal in 1996.Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger says he wants the football club to do better after he leaves.Under Wenger, Arsenal have won the English Premier League (EPL) three times. But since 2004, they have failed to win the competition and their success has been limited to only the FA Cup."I wish when I go the club goes higher up and wins the Champions League and Championship every year," Wenger was quoted as saying

Apr 29 2016
Luis Enrique responsible for Barcelona’s April slip up
Luis Enrique responsible for Barcelona’s April slip up

Pique celebrates scoring against Madrid9.45 pm 02 April 2016, when Gerard Pique headed FC Barcelona to a 1-0 lead in the El Clasico derby, the Catalans went 13 points ahead of Real Madrid and 9 points ahead of Atletico Madrid. I was there chanting “Pique Pique” from the stands. The world seemed so beautiful.15 days and 30 minutes later, i.e. 10.15 pm, 17 April 2016, Gerard Pique missed an open goal (ironically the

Apr 29 2016
'Difficult climate' at Emirates Stadium cost Arsenal league title - Wenger
'Difficult climate' at Emirates Stadium cost Arsenal league title - Wenger

Football Soccer - Sunderland v Arsenal - Barclays Premier League - Stadium of Light - 24/4/16 Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. Action Images via Reuters / Lee Smith/ LivepicREUTERS - A "difficult climate" at Emirates Stadium contributed to Arsenal's poor home form this season and eventually led to the team missing out on a chance to win the Premier League title, manager Arsene Wenger said on Friday.Among the top five teams, fourth-placed Arsenal ha

Apr 29 2016
5 youngsters who are at the crossroads in their career
5 youngsters who are at the crossroads in their career

This season of football has seen the emergence of a few talented footballers who have gone on and achieved great things with their club. Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli has been a revelation for the club ending his season on a high by winning the PFA Young Player of the Year award. Similarly, Arsenal have brought on another one of their youth products to the fore in Alex Iwobi and who can ignore the brilliant Marcus Rashford who has time a

Apr 29 2016
Arsenal's Wilshere rules out changing style to avoid injury
Arsenal's Wilshere rules out changing style to avoid injury

Football Soccer - Sunderland v Arsenal - Barclays Premier League - Stadium of Light - 24/4/16. Arsenal's Jack Wilshere applauds fans after the game. Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith/Livepic(Reuters) - Arsenal's Jack Wilshere is not going to change his playing style even if it results in more injuries, the combative midfielder has said.Known for his creative passing and solid defending that also provokes tackles, Wilshere made his return from a

Apr 29 2016
5 most bizarre clauses footballers have had in their contracts
5 most bizarre clauses footballers have had in their contracts

Neymar Junior after signing a contract with the Catalan club (Image source: fcbarcelona.com)Over the years, transfers have gone on to become more and more professional with proper clauses and other related specifications being jotted down at the concluding stage of each and every successful buy and sale in the world of football.You surely must have heard of innumerable transfer clauses that were proposed and signed upon by a certain foo

Apr 28 2016
5 footballing rivalries that are no more the same
5 footballing rivalries that are no more the same

The United-Arsenal rivalry has lost it’s fiercesnessRivalries are something that make the experience for football fans around the world worthwhile. It shows how the sport is considered a religion in some parts of the world and in some cases the sport is driven by religion as well.Several derbies have stood the test of time becoming a hallmark of the game. But the status of some have changed, either due to the cruel nature of circumstan

Apr 28 2016
Allardyce urges Sunderland to be prepared for fired-up Stoke
Allardyce urges Sunderland to be prepared for fired-up Stoke

Football Soccer - Sunderland v Arsenal - Barclays Premier League - Stadium of Light - 24/4/16 Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce Reuters / Phil Noble LivepicREUTERS - Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce has called on his side to gird for an inspired performance from recently out-of-sorts Stoke City when they play on Saturday at Britannia Stadium.With European spots in the Premier League out of reach for Stoke and the team having secured their top-fli

Apr 28 2016
Arsene Wenger keen on signing Rafinha from Bayern Munich
Arsene Wenger keen on signing Rafinha from Bayern Munich

Rafinha has started in 17 Bundesliga games under Pep Guardiola's guidance this seasonReportedly, Arsenal are set to bring Bayern Munich defender Rafinha to the Emirates in the summer transfer window. The 30-year-old's current deal at the Allianz Arena will run down after the end of the next season and has not been handed a new deal.He has started in 17 Bundesliga games under Pep Guardiola's guidance this season.According to Germa

Apr 27 2016
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