FOOTBALL - So far there have been seven penalties awarded in the PL in the opening round of fixtures this season. Since the PL was reduced to 20 teams, there was only more given in the opening weekend of 2003-2004 (9).
FOOTBALL - If Sir Matt Busby were alive he would be 102 years old today. Busby became a managing icon at Manchester United, although he had represented their bitter rivals Manchester City and Liverpool as a player. He forged a great young team in the 1950s, a side affectionately named ‘The Busby Babes’. Tragedy struck in the Munich air disaster, which killed several players and nearly killed Busby himself. Out of the ruins, United rose back to prominence to become the first English side to win the Champions Cup in 1968.
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FOOTBALL - Oh, how we love YouTube. Today we found a clip showing the last five minutes of the 2011/2012 Premier League season. On the left side of your split screen, the Manchester United fans waiting for the other match to finish. On the right side of your screen, the finish they did not hope for. Music by The Verve.
FOOTBALL - In 19 years of Premier League history, only three players had won the championship title with two different clubs. With Manchester City claiming the spoils, that elite club has now doubled its membership, as three City players lifted the trophy with another club previously.
FOOTBALL – Manchester City won their first English league title in 44 years after scoring two injury time goals in their 3-2 win over Queens Park Rangers on Sunday. Today’s Premier League ending reminded us of the 2000/01 finish in the Bundesliga when Schalke 04 fans were already celebrating when Bayern München scored in extra time on the final matchday. For more facts on Man City’s title, click read more.
FOOTBALL - Can Manchester City finally step out of the shadow of famous neighbours Manchester United? With the Premier League for the taking, the Citizens travel to Newcastle for a crunch game. That will be Sunday’s early match, whereas on Saturday the FA Cup final will take centre stage. Liverpool and Chelsea and for good measure they will meet in the PL three days later.
FOOTBALL - Last night, Manchester City defeated Manchester United 1-0 in the biggest game the Premier League has seen for years. It was a result that saw City return to the top of the table with just two games remaining. Manchester City are currently chasing their third English championship - a first in 44 years – a title that would see them ‘beat’ Manchester United’s record of 41 years without a championship win.
FOOTBALL - Manchester City completed their double victory over crosstown Manchester United, following up a 6-1 win at Old Trafford earlier this season with a 1-0 win at the Etihad tonight. City became only the fourth club in the PL era with multiple doubles against United. Want to see the complete list?
FOOTBALL - Starting at 20:00 CET today, we will provide Live Text coverage of tonight’s derby match between Manchester City and Manchester United. The service is free for all and free of cost. No subscriptions, no logins, no passwords. You can gain access by clicking the following link: http://bit.ly/IHfu4m We hope that you will enjoy the show!
FOOTBALL - Manchester City and Manchester United will decide who will capture the Premier League title in the 2011/2012 season. This is only the seventh occasion in the English top flight on which the top two teams in the table reside in the same city.
FOOTBALL – On Monday, 30 April, the two Manchester sides will play a Premier League match that will be absolutely crucial to the outcome of the 2011/2012 league championship. We asked a dedicate follower of English football to name the top 5 derbies and this match made it into the list. Click to read about the most eagerly anticipated battles in English football.
FOOTBALL - The 36th matchday of the 2011/2012 Premier League season is upon us. The match of the week is Manchester City against Manchester United. Manchester United has three points more than ‘The Citizens’. Both teams have three more games to play and in Manchester is this the game for the championship. This is the 162nd Manchester derby. Manchester United have won 67, Manchester City 44 and there have been 50 draws.
FOOTBALL - Manchester United’s defeat at Wigan Athletic coupled with Manchester City’s victory against West Bromwich Albion in the midweek matches have put a slight dent in United’s chances of winning the Premier League this season. Their odds on the Euro Club Index have reduced to 92.6% from the table we published on Monday with City’s rising to 7.4%.
FOOTBALL - Manchester City have lost a ton of momentum in the race for the Premier League title and playmaker David Silva’s form has come under scrutiny. Meanwhile, City manager Roberto Mancini has declared his admiration for Tottenham Hotspurs schemer Luka Modric. The numbers suggest that it is not an update, but merely a ‘double’ for Silva.