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Manchester United need to showcase 'killer instinct' against Liverpool - Darren Fletcher

Posted Friday, September 17, 2010 by Goal.com

Hodgson will not employ defensive tactics, says Scotland international Darren Fletcher of Manchester United celebrates scoring Darren Fletcher believes that Manchester United need to revive their "killer instinct" when they take on Liverpool this weekend. The Red Devils have a date with their rivals on Sunday afternoon at Old Trafford, having drawn three of their last four games in all compe...Full Story »

CONCACAF Champions League Reaction: Beckerman's Leadership Rallies Salt Lake

Posted Thursday, September 16, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

SANDY, Utah. – Kyle Beckerman's leadership was the difference for Real Salt Lake in the side's come-from-behind 4-1 victory over Toronto FC Wednesday. Salt Lake gave up an 8th minute goal to Toronto in the CONCACAF match; however, the side rallied back starting with a 21st minute equalizer from Beckerman. On the play, Salt Lake's captain charged forward and cleanly headed an Andy William...Full Story »

PSV back on Dutch league summit after win over NEC

Posted Sunday, September 12, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

AMSTERDAM (AP)—PSV Eindhoven was back on top of the Dutch league on goal difference after beating NEC Nijmegen 3-1 on Saturday. Danny Koevermans, Ibrahim Afellay and Ola Toivonen scored for PSV, which had to come from behind after John Goossens put NEC in front in the 37th. Also, captain Luis Suarez converted two penalties to lead Ajax to a 2-0 win over Willem II. FC Twente maintained...Full Story »

Zamora horror injury dents Fulham victory joy

Posted Sunday, September 12, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON (AFP) - Belgian international Moussa Dembele struck twice as Fulham beat Wolves 2-1 in a physical contest at Craven Cottage which was overshadowed by a broken leg suffered by England striker Bobby Zamora. Dembele, the first signing of manager Mark Hughes's reign after arriving in August from AZ Alkmaar, broke Wolves' resistance with an injury time winner. He was at the heart of all Fulh...Full Story »

Chelsea batter Hammers as Man Utd draw at Everton

Posted Sunday, September 12, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

(AFP) - Chelsea maintained their perfect start to the Premier League season on Saturday as a dramatic injury time fightback saw a Wayne Rooney-less Manchester United throw away victory at Everton. Two goals from Michael Essien and a Salomon Kalou strike helped the Blues to a 3-1 win over West Ham at Upton Park as Carlo Ancelotti's men preserved their two-point lead at the top of the table. Man...Full Story »

Ballack injured as 10-man Hanover hold Bayer

Posted Sunday, September 12, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

BERLIN (AFP) - Germany captain Michael Ballack suffered a further set-back on his return from injury when he was forced to limp out of Bayer Leverkusen's 2-2 draw at 10-man Hanover on Saturday. The 33-year-old came off after just 30 minutes following a heavy tackle on his left knee. "His knee was twisted in the tackle and hyper-extended, we don't think it is anything serious, but we will have ...Full Story »

Thumbs down to Blatter’s extra-time proposals

Posted Friday, September 10, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

PARIS (AP)—In 514 matches for club and country, German wunder-forward Oliver Bierhoff scored 226 times. Yet only once, Bierhoff says, did he celebrate by whipping off his jersey: when his left-footed golden goal made Germany the European champion in 1996. That sudden-death winner against the Czech Republic, after just four minutes of extra time, was the first golden goal scored in a major...Full Story »

Vieira brushes off City snipers

Posted Thursday, September 09, 2010 by teamtalk.com

Patrick Vieira has dismissed criticism that Manchester City's squad is overloaded with a surplus of star players. After adding more high-profile names to their line-up this summer, City have come under fire from some areas of the media, and former player Stephen Ireland, for having a bloated squad. But midfielder Vieira, who won three league titles with Arsenal and four with Inter Milan, in...Full Story »

FA wrong not to punish Wenger over lies

Posted Thursday, September 09, 2010 by teamtalk.com

Arsene Wenger avoided punishment for his recent comments on Ryan Shawcross but Mark Holmes feels it is time the Frenchman was brought to book. Arsene Wenger is an extremely intelligent man and his comments ahead of Arsenal's game at Blackburn two weekends ago were undoubtedly designed to put pressure on referee Chris Foy. Foy had taken charge of Stoke's game against Tottenham the week befor...Full Story »

Joe Hart and Gary Cahill bring love of life to jaded England

Posted Sunday, September 05, 2010 by theguardian.com

Joe Hart has been given the thumbs-up by the England management and fans for his impressive performances.  England could start against Switzerland on Tuesday night with one centre-half from Bolton Wanderers and another who clocks on for work at Everton, with the pair ably supported by a goalkeeper who was on loan at Birmingham City last season and whose first competitive start for his coun...Full Story »

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