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Hernandez living the Man U dream

Posted Monday, April 12, 2010 by

Javier Hernandez, aka El Chicharito, living the Manchester United dream So clandestine was Javier Hernandez’s £10 million move to Manchester United that the Mexico striker kept it secret from his family and girlfriend for a whole week. Dream come true: Javier Hernandez's mover was completed with secrecy Sir Alex Ferguson was eager that his move for Hernandez would not get hijacke...Full Story »

Real Madrid reeling after Lionel Messi hits 40-goal mark

Posted Monday, April 12, 2010 by theguardian.com

Pedro (right) celebrates with Lionel Messi after Barcelona's second goal against Real Madrid. They said they weren't giving up but it looked suspiciously like their fans already had. Well before the final whistle blew on Saturday night's clásico against Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabéu, Real Madrid supporters were heading for the exit, their side trailing 2-0 and their title hopes ...Full Story »

La Liga: Ronaldo booed after Barcelona loss

Posted Monday, April 12, 2010 by theguardian.com

'Lionel Messi makes fool of Cristiano Ronaldo' – Spain press verdict Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, left, was eclipsed by Lionel Messi of Barcelona, right, at the Bernabéu. Lionel Messi's upstaging of Cristiano Ronaldo was the central talking point in the Spanish media after Barcelona's 2-0 win over Real Madrid at the Bernabéu last night. "Leo makes a fool of Cristiano in t...Full Story »

Roma take over at top of Serie A after Atalanta win

Posted Monday, April 12, 2010 by theguardian.com

Roma's Marco Cassetti, right, celebrates with Simone Perrotta after scoring the first goal against Atalanta. Roma snatched top spot in Serie A from Internazionale this afternoon when they beat Atalanta 2-1 at Stadio Olimpico. Inter's draw at Fiorentina last night presented Claudio Ranieri's team with an opportunity to bolster their surprise title campaign by taking over at the top. Mirko Vuc...Full Story »

Title has 'slipped away', says Ferguson

Posted Monday, April 12, 2010 by theguardian.com

Sir Alex Ferguson gestures from the Ewood Park sideline but the 0-0 result means time may have run out on Manchester United's Premier League title hopes. Sir Alex Ferguson may not quite have waved a white flag and surrendered to Chelsea but the Manchester United manager did acknowledge that the Premier League title is sliding from his team's grasp. United's disappointing 0-0 draw at Ewood Par...Full Story »

Avram Grant: Portsmouth gave their hearts – I could not ask for more

Posted Monday, April 12, 2010 by theguardian.com

Portsmouth's manager, Avram Grant, hugs Aruna Dindane, left, and Michael Brown after their win against Tottenham. Avram Grant saluted the courage of Portsmouth and their magnificent supporters after his relegated side reached the FA Cup final with a 2-0 victory against Tottenham at Wembley. The Frenchman Frédéric Piquionne and former Tottenham midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng, from t...Full Story »

City see off Blues to send stark warning

Posted Monday, April 12, 2010 by PA

Roberto Mancini saw his Manchester City side warm up for the derby in devastating style with a 5-1 win over Birmingham.But perhaps more importantly for the Italian manager they cemented fourth place in the Barclays Premier League table, which brings the reward of a Champions League slot.Nedum Onuoha scored his first league goal of the season and Emmanuel Adebayor also weighed in with a brace.Wi...Full Story »

Reds lose further ground in race for fourth

Posted Monday, April 12, 2010 by PA

Liverpool badly missed Fernando Torres as they dropped two more points in their increasingly forlorn pursuit of fourth place in the Barclays Premier League.The Reds had numerous opportunities to beat their fellow Europa League semi-finalists Fulham but, without the cutting edge of the injured Torres, drew a blank at Anfield.They also came up against a goalkeeper in good form in Mark Schwarzer, ...Full Story »

United watch title hopes drift away

Posted Sunday, April 11, 2010 by PA

Manchester United's Premier League title challenge is all but over after their goalless draw at Blackburn as a season that promised so much just a fortnight ago stands in danger of total collapse.Despite dominating almost all the clash at Ewood Park, Sir Alex Ferguson's men rarely looked like making their pressure tell.Paul Robinson needed to make two excellent saves to deny Antonio Valencia be...Full Story »

Bore draw at Molineux

Posted Sunday, April 11, 2010 by PA

Wolves took another step towards securing Barclays Premier League survival after repelling a long-throw bombardment from Rory Delap to claim a point from an uninspiring goalless draw with Stoke at Molineux.The share of the spoils in a match of little quality moved Mick McCarthy's side six points clear of the bottom three with four games remaining - and they also have a superior goal difference....Full Story »

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