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Football: United boss Moyes on verge of sack

Manchester United are going to sack manager David Moyes according to the British media who set off a new torrent of speculation surrounding the beleaguered Scotsman on Tuesday. The club had earlier said he had not been sacked, but refused to deny widespread British media reports that he would be sacked before the end of the season. A spokesperson from United told AFP in an email: "David Moyes has definitely not been sacked!" However, when journalists asked the club if he would leave before the end of the season, they were told: "We do not comment on speculation."

Football: City beat Baggies to close on Liverpool

Manchester City narrowed the gap to Premier League leaders Liverpool to six points with a comfortable 3-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion at Eastlands on Monday. Pablo Zabaleta, Sergio Aguero and Martin Demichelis all scored for City as three different Argentinian players netted in a Premier League match for the first time. West Brom showed brief moments of skills and had pulled the score back to 2-1 through Graham Dorrans, but ultimately City had too much quality.

Football: City beat Baggies to close on Liverpool

Manchester City narrowed the gap to Premier League leaders Liverpool to six points with a comfortable 3-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion at Eastlands on Monday. Pablo Zabaleta, Sergio Aguero and Martin Demichelis all scored for City as three different Argentinian players netted in a Premier League match for the first time. West Brom showed brief moments of skills and had pulled the score back to 2-1 through Graham Dorrans, but ultimately City had too much quality.

Football: Man United evasive on Moyes sack reports

Manchester United said on Monday that David Moyes had not been sacked as manager, but refused to comment on widespread British media reports that he was about to be fired. A spokesperson from United told AFP in an email: "David Moyes has definitely not been sacked!" However, when journalists asked the club if he would leave before the end of the season, they were told: "We do not comment on speculation."

Football: Burnley promoted to the Premier League

Burnley secured promotion to the Premier League with a 2-0 win over Wigan on Monday. Sean Dyche's team kicked off at Turf Moor knowing a victory would guarantee their lucrative place among English football's elite next season, and they finished the job in emphatic fashion. Ashley Barnes put the Clarets ahead in the 22nd minute and Michael Kightly's 42nd minute goal allowed Burnley's supporters to begin celebrating their return to the top-flight after a four-year absence.

Football: Burnley promoted to the Premier League

Burnley ended their four-year wait to return to the Premier League in emphatic fashion as their 2-0 win over Wigan clinched promotion on Monday. Sean Dyche's team kicked off knowing a victory would guarantee their lucrative place among English football's elite next season, and they finished the job with a flourish in front of their jubilant supporters at Turf Moor. Ashley Barnes put the Clarets ahead in the 22nd minute and Michael Kightly's 42nd minute goal allowed Burnley's supporters to begin celebrating their return to the top flight.

Football: Burnley promoted to the Premier League

Burnley ended their four-year wait to return to the Premier League in emphatic fashion as their 2-0 win over Wigan clinched promotion on Monday. Sean Dyche's team kicked off knowing a victory would guarantee their lucrative place among English football's elite next season, and they finished the job with a flourish in front of their jubilant supporters at Turf Moor. Ashley Barnes put the Clarets ahead in the 22nd minute and Michael Kightly's 42nd minute goal allowed Burnley's supporters to begin celebrating their return to the top flight.

Football: Bookies suspend Moyes sack bets

Leading British bookmakers stopped taking bets on David Moyes being sacked as Manchester United manager Monday after several national newspapers said Moyes was about to be fired. Sky Bet cut their odds on Moyes leaving United before the end of May to 1/4 from 9/4 before suspending betting. Ladbrokes installed United great Ryan Giggs, currently a player/coach at Old Trafford, as the 5/1 favourite to replace Moyes before they too suspended betting on their "next manager to leave" market.

Football: Sterling vows Liverpool will remain 'modest' in pursuit of title

Liverpool teenage sensation Raheem Sterling has promised the Merseysiders will maintain a "modest" outlook in pursuit of a first Premier League title. The Reds have been crowned champions of England 18 times but the last of those titles came in 1990 during the old First Division era. Leaders Liverpool moved five points clear of nearest challengers Chelsea, who they face at Anfield on Sunday, after a 3-2 win at Norwich on Saturday where Sterling scored two goals.

Football: Moyes tells United to end season 'on a high'

Under-fire Manchester United manager David Moyes had urged his players to restore the club's battered pride by winning their four remaining matches this season. Speculation about Moyes's future intensified on Sunday following a 2-0 loss at Everton -- the Scot's former club -- which condemned reigning champions United to their 11th defeat of the season and meant they could not qualify for the Champions League.
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