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English Premier League


Premier League 2020-21 fixtures: Liverpool to open title defense against promoted Leeds

August 21, 2020 8:36:39 am

Liverpool can get a head-start on two of its biggest rivals and will open its first title defense since 1990 with a match against promoted Leeds on Sept. 12 followed by games against Chelsea away and Arsenal at home.

Arsenal sign Willian on three-year contract

August 14, 2020 4:11:42 pm

Twice a Premier League winner with the Blues, Willian will add experience to an Arsenal side full of talented youngsters in Bukayo Saka, Joe Willock, Gabriel Martinelli and Reiss Nelson.

English football announces congested schedule due to pandemic

August 13, 2020 6:50:51 pm

In the English League Cup, two-leg semifinals have been replaced by a single match in January. Also, the first four rounds are scheduled to take place on consecutive weeks in September.

Premier League reverts to maximum three substitutions

August 6, 2020 8:55:09 pm

The Premier League will revert to a maximum of three substitutions in matches next season with England's top division clubs deciding to no longer allow two additional changes.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe

Eddie Howe leaves Bournemouth after Premier League relegation

August 2, 2020 10:15:55 am

Bournemouth’s five-year stint in the top division ended on the final day of the season after they finished third-bottom in the standings with 34 points.

FA Cup

Aubameyang goals clinch FA Cup for Arsenal, 10-man Chelsea go down

August 2, 2020 1:17:52 am

The win in the final not only sealed Arsenal’s fourth FA Cup in seven seasons but a place in the Europa League, having only finished eighth in the Premier League.


First FA Cup final without fans becomes campaigning platform

August 1, 2020 8:08:00 am

Played without any crowd due to pandemic restrictions, the 139th FA Cup final on Saturday will be the most unusual in the history of the world’s oldest football competition.


Champions Liverpool win last game 3-1, Man City end with 5-0 battering

July 27, 2020 9:09:23 am

Manchester City wrapped up their Premier League campaign with an emphatic 5-0 victory over already relegated Norwich City on Sunday in midfielder David Silva’s final league game for last season’s champions.

Aston Villa survive with tense draw at West Ham; Bournemouth, Watford relegated

July 26, 2020 11:03:11 pm

With Aston Villa's (35 points) final matchday draw, Bournemouth (34 points) and Watford (34 points) joined Norwich City (21 points) on their way down to the second-tier Championship.

Manchester United, Chelsea qualify for UEFA Champions League on final matchday

July 27, 2020 9:08:11 am

Leicester's Jamie Vardy won the Golden Boot with 23 goals in the season, and Manchester City's Ederson won the Golden Glove with 16 clean sheets.


Frank Lampard has to learn to close the book on touchline arguments: Jurgen Klopp

July 25, 2020 7:52:47 am

Lampard became embroiled in a row with Klopp's assistant, Pepijn Lijnders, while Liverpool was beating Chelsea 5-3 on Wednesday. Speaking after the game, he said Liverpool should not be 'arrogant' at having won the title.

The hug that started the Liverpool revolution

July 24, 2020 8:11:16 am

As Lallana walked off the pitch, Jurgen Klopp walked towards him and as the world watched in astonishment, enveloped him in a massive embrace. An embrace into which the exhausted Englishman collapsed - the first sign he had shown of exhaustion. It was like a father hugging a child who had done well.

In Liverpool, a private party is packaged for the masses

July 23, 2020 2:11:37 pm

There was a laser show. There were holograms of Klopp’s beaming face. There were, as there always are, glitter cannons and fireworks and bursts of flame. The sensory overload seemed deliberate: The more things that were present, the less time the brain had to recall the 54,000 or so people who were absent.

Relegation fight heads to last day of Premier League season

July 22, 2020 10:22:53 am

The fight to avoid dropping out of the world’s richest domestic league is heading to the final day of the season, with two relegation places still to be filled and three clubs in realistic danger.


Manchester City’s court win intensifies top-4 race in Premier League

July 13, 2020 4:42:31 pm

Chelsea, Manchester United and Leicester -- and maybe Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sheffield United, too -- are now fighting for two qualifying spots instead of three with two weeks of the season remaining.

Tottenham seal victory over Arsenal, Bournemouth stun Leicester

July 13, 2020 10:07:45 am

Toby Alderweireld’s 81st-minute header sealed a 2-1 Premier League victory for Tottenham Hotspur against Arsenal in the first north London derby in their new stadium on Sunday.

Premier League player racially abused, gets Ku Klux Klan picture

July 13, 2020 8:59:37 am

A 12-year-old boy has been arrested by West Midlands Police after he purportedly sent a series of racist messages and Ku Klux Klan picture to Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha.

Sterling scores hat-trick as Manchester City hit Brighton for five, Chelsea’s Champions League hopes hit

July 12, 2020 8:36:56 pm

Sheffield United’s David McGoldrick scored twice as they stunned Chelsea with a 3-0 win at Bramall Lane on Saturday, loosening the visitors’ grip on a Premier League top-four place.


Man United wins again as Tottenham misfires under Mourinho

July 10, 2020 1:18:28 pm

While United romped to a 3-0 victory at Aston Villa on Thursday, Tottenham couldn’t even muster a shot on target against the most porous defense since the Premier League restarted last month.

Pep Guardiola at a loss to explain Manchester City defeats

July 6, 2020 11:33:12 am

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he is struggling to understand why his team score so many goals and limit the opposition to so few chances but have still lost nine Premier League matches this season.

Liverpool maintain 100 percent home record with 2-0 win over Aston Villa

July 6, 2020 10:03:09 am

Following their 4-0 mauling at the hands of Manchester City on Thursday, Juergen Klopp’s side struggled to break down a determined Villa.


Mason Greenwood matches Wayne Rooney’s 2004 record, Jamie Vardy reaches 100 PL goals

July 5, 2020 10:14:22 am

Mason Greenwood became the first teenager to score 15 goals in a single season for Manchester United since Wayne Rooney (17) in 2004/05.

Manchester City honour Liverpool, then hammer them 4-0

July 3, 2020 8:51:18 am

Manchester City generously applauded new champions Liverpool onto the field before their Premier League match on Thursday — and promptly showed no mercy by thrashing them 4-0 at the Etihad stadium.


Chelsea falter, Newcastle register big win, Aubameyang becomes fastest Arsenal player to 50 goals

July 2, 2020 3:43:51 pm

Aubameyang ended a four-game run without scoring — his worst spell in five years — to reach 50 Premier League goals in 79 appearances. He is the fastest Arsenal player to reach a half-century.

Leroy Sane set to leave Man City for Bayern Munich

July 1, 2020 10:03:23 am

The 24-year-old Germany international, who joined City from Schalke in 2016, only had one year remaining on his contract in Manchester.