Football in the United Kingdom http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22965/all en Football: Arsenal have 'oil in the engine' - Wenger http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140421/football-arsenal-have-oil-the-engine-wenger <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hopes the returns of key midfielders Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey will help his side secure their place in the Premier League's top four.</p> <p>Ozil, the club's £42.5 million ($70.7 million, 51.6 million euros) record signing, returned to action after missing seven matches with a hamstring injury as Arsenal won 3-0 at Hull City on Sunday.</p> <p>The German was overshadowed, however, by Ramsey, who had a hand in all three goals as Arsenal recorded a victory that kept them in front of Everton in the tussle for the final Champions League place.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140421/football-arsenal-have-oil-the-engine-wenger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in France Football in the United Kingdom Technology AFP Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:34:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6126284 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Moyes clings to positives after United loss http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140421/football-moyes-clings-positives-after-united-loss <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Manchester United manager David Moyes maintains that there are positives for the club's fans to cling to despite them being out of contention for the Champions League.</p> <p>Last season's champions suffered an 11th Premier League defeat of the season when they lost 2-0 at Everton on Sunday.</p> <p>United were already guaranteed their worst points tally since the start of the Premier League era in 1992 and the result at Goodison Park means that it is no longer possible for them to finish in the top four.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140421/football-moyes-clings-positives-after-united-loss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football David Moyes Football in England Football in the United Kingdom AFP Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:33:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6126279 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Everton punish Moyes on Goodison return http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140420/football-everton-punish-moyes-goodison-return <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Manchester United manager David Moyes tasted defeat on his first return to Everton since leaving the club as his side were beaten 2-0 in the Premier League on Sunday.</p> <p>Moyes was greeted with a smattering of boos as he walked out of the tunnel before the match, but it was the loss, which definitively ended United's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League, that will trouble him more.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140420/football-everton-punish-moyes-goodison-return" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in England Football in the United Kingdom AFP Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:18:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6126101 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Liverpool close on title, Everton sink United http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140420/football-liverpool-close-title-everton-sink-united-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Liverpool moved closer to a first league title since 1990 with a 3-2 win at Norwich City on Sunday that sent them five points clear in the Premier League.</p> <p>Quick-fire early goals from Raheem Sterling and Luis Suarez put the visitors in control at Carrow Road, before Gary Hooper replied for fourth-bottom Norwich in the 54th minute.</p> <p>Sterling appeared to have made the points safe with a deflected shot minutes later, but a late Robert Snodgrass header obliged Liverpool to endure a nervy last 10 minutes.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140420/football-liverpool-close-title-everton-sink-united-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in England Football in the United Kingdom AFP Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:18:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6126100 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Liverpool close on title, Everton sink United http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140420/football-liverpool-close-title-everton-sink-united <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Liverpool moved closer to a first league title since 1990 with a 3-2 win at Norwich City on Sunday that sent them five points clear in the Premier League.</p> <p>Quick-fire early goals from Raheem Sterling and Luis Suarez put the visitors in control at Carrow Road, before Gary Hooper replied for fourth-bottom Norwich in the 54th minute.</p> <p>Sterling appeared to have made the points safe with a deflected shot minutes later, but a late Robert Snodgrass header obliged Liverpool to endure a nervy last 10 minutes.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140420/football-liverpool-close-title-everton-sink-united" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in England Football in the United Kingdom AFP Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:17:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6126091 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Ramsey, Podolski shine in Arsenal stroll http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140420/football-ramsey-podolski-shine-arsenal-stroll <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Lukas Podolski scored twice as Arsenal claimed an important 3-0 victory at Hull City on Sunday in his side's quest for a top-four finish and FA Cup success.</p> <p>In a preview of next month's FA Cup final at Wembley, Arsenal scored an important psychological edge over Steve Bruce's team after Aaron Ramsey shot them in front.</p> <p>German forward Podolski then added two goals in the space of eight minutes, either side of half-time.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140420/football-ramsey-podolski-shine-arsenal-stroll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arsenal Association football Football in England Football in the United Kingdom AFP Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:50:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6126051 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Liverpool edge Norwich to close on title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140420/football-liverpool-edge-norwich-close-title-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Liverpool took another step towards a first league title since 1990 after winning 3-2 at Norwich City on Sunday to pull five points clear in the Premier League.</p> <p>Quick-fire early goals from Raheem Sterling and Luis Suarez put the visitors in control at Carrow Road, before Gary Hooper replied for fourth-bottom Norwich in the 54th minute.</p> <p>Sterling appeared to have made the points safe with a deflected shot minutes later, but a late Robert Snodgrass header obliged Liverpool to endure a nervy last 10 minutes.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140420/football-liverpool-edge-norwich-close-title-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aaron Ramsey Association football Football in the United Kingdom AFP Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:49:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6126045 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Lerner puts off Aston Villa sale talk http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140420/football-lerner-puts-aston-villa-sale-talk <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Aston Villa chairman Randy Lerner announced on Sunday that he will not discuss rumours that he is contemplating selling the Premier League club until the end of the season.</p> <p>"As regards my personal role at the club and the steady rumours of a sale, I will address these after the season," the American said in a statement.</p> <p>"(Manager) Paul Lambert, (chief executive) Paul Faulkner and I speak daily and remain committed to the immediate job of limiting distraction and confusion in order that Villa have the best chance possible of finishing on a strong note."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140420/football-lerner-puts-aston-villa-sale-talk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Randy Lerner AFP Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:48:12 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6126035 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Liverpool edge Norwich to close on title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140420/football-liverpool-edge-norwich-close-title-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Liverpool took another step towards a first league title since 1990 after winning 3-2 at Norwich City on Sunday to pull five points clear in the Premier League.</p> <p>Quick-fire early goals from Raheem Sterling and Luis Suarez put the visitors in control at Carrow Road, before Gary Hooper replied for fourth-bottom Norwich in the 54th minute.</p> <p>Sterling appeared to have made the points safe with a deflected shot minutes later, but a late Robert Snodgrass header obliged Liverpool to endure a nervy last 10 minutes.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140420/football-liverpool-edge-norwich-close-title-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aaron Ramsey Association football Football in the United Kingdom AFP Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:47:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6126029 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Liverpool edge Norwich to close on title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140420/football-liverpool-edge-norwich-close-title-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Liverpool took another step towards a first league title since 1990 after winning 3-2 at Norwich City on Sunday to pull five points clear in the Premier League.</p> <p>Quick-fire early goals from Raheem Sterling and Luis Suarez put the visitors in control at Carrow Road, before Gary Hooper replied for fourth-bottom Norwich in the 54th minute.</p> <p>Sterling appeared to have made the points safe with a deflected shot minutes later, but a late Robert Snodgrass header obliged Liverpool to endure a nervy last 10 minutes.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140420/football-liverpool-edge-norwich-close-title-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Belgium Football in the United Kingdom AFP Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:20:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6125986 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Sterling brace keeps Liverpool on title path http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140420/football-sterling-brace-keeps-liverpool-title-path <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Liverpool nervously edged closer to a first league title in the Premier League era with a nail-biting 3-2 success over Norwich City at Carrow Road on Sunday.</p> <p>Brendan Rodgers's side now boast a five-point advantage over second-place Chelsea, who had surprisingly lost 2-1 at home to bottom club Sunderland on Saturday and who will be their next opponents at Anfield next Sunday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140420/football-sterling-brace-keeps-liverpool-title-path" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in England Football in the United Kingdom AFP Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:19:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6125978 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Liverpool edge Norwich to close on title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140420/football-liverpool-edge-norwich-close-title <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Liverpool took another step towards a first league title since 1990 after winning 3-2 at Norwich City on Sunday to pull five points clear in the Premier League.</p> <p>Quick-fire early goals from Raheem Sterling and Luis Suarez put the visitors in control at Carrow Road, before Gary Hooper replied for fourth-bottom Norwich in the 54th minute.</p> <p>Sterling appeared to have made the points safe with a deflected shot minutes later, but a late Robert Snodgrass header obliged Liverpool to endure a nervy last 10 minutes.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140420/football-liverpool-edge-norwich-close-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in England Football in the United Kingdom AFP Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:18:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6125971 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Suarez reaches historic 30-goal mark http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140420/football-suarez-reaches-historic-30-goal-mark <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Luis Suarez scored his 30th Premier League goal of the season at Norwich City on Sunday, becoming the first Liverpool player to achieve the feat since Ian Rush in 1987.</p> <p>The Uruguayan reached the milestone in the 11th minute at Carrow Road, converting a left-wing cross from Raheem Sterling to register his 12th goal in his last five appearances against Norwich.</p> <p>Suarez is now one goal short of the record goal tally for a 38-game Premier League season, which is jointly held by Alan Shearer and Cristiano Ronaldo.</p> <p>bur-thw/as</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Association football English footballers Football in the United Kingdom Luis Suarez AFP Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:54:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6125925 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Lennon blasts 'holiday' Celtic players http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140420/football-lennon-blasts-holiday-celtic-players <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Neil Lennon says a half-time dressing-down inspired his players to come from two behind to seal a dramatic 3-3 draw with Motherwell at Fir Park.</p> <p>The Scottish Premiership champions trailed 2-1 at the break after they fell behind to goals from John Sutton and Zane Francis-Angol. </p> <p>Kris Commons missed a penalty before Anthony Stokes pulled one back for Celtic in first half stoppage time.</p> <p>However, following a heated team talk at the interval the Hoops came out fired up and soon found themselves level when Georgios Samaras prodded home in the 56th minute.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140420/football-lennon-blasts-holiday-celtic-players" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in the United Kingdom Stuart McCall AFP Sun, 20 Apr 2014 05:35:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6125763 at http://www.globalpost.com Chelsea's title hopes hit by Sunderland defeat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140419/chelseas-title-hopes-hit-sunderland-defeat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Josh Reich</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea's title ambitions suffered a major blow with a shock 2-1 home defeat by bottom side Sunderland on Saturday, handing the initiative to Premier League leaders Liverpool who visit lowly Norwich City on Sunday.</p> <p>It was manager Jose Mourinho's first league defeat at Stamford Bridge in 78 matches, with the winner coming from a cooly converted penalty by former Chelsea player Fabio Borini, who is on loan at Sunderland from the Merseyside club.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140419/chelseas-title-hopes-hit-sunderland-defeat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:15:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6125652 at http://www.globalpost.com