Here's my CV! David Moyes' odds hint at swift Premier League return - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Sacked Manchester United manager David Moyes may not be out of a job long, with Newcastle installed as the favourite destination for the deposed boss by bookmakers 'Ladbrokes', with the Scot also linked with taking over at other Premier League clubs.
After injuries presented Manchester United youngster James Wilson with an unexpected place on the bench for Saturday's win at Newcastle, the striker was back on under-21 duty last night. And in some style. He scored this beautiful swerving left-footed effort during the 3-0 win over Aston Villa Under-21s.
Manchester United manager David Moyes has suggested that the club's record signing Juan Mata is starting to get into his stride at his new side. After scoring his first goal against Aston Villa last week, he weighed in with two goals and an assist at Newcastle today. Moyes heralded the Spaniard's improvement.
1. Moyes has grit David Moyes may not be as tactically brilliant as the likes of Jose Mourinho or Pep Guardiola but he proved yesterday why he has survived at Everton for over a decade; his resilience to carry on in difficult circumstances. The start of the game severely tested Moyes' focus; a hovering plane [.
Manchester 4-1 Aston Villa Premier League 29th March 2014
Despite the pre-game 'Moyes Out' banner which flow over Old Trafford before kick-off, David Moyes oversaw an impressive win against Aston Villa. Wayne Rooney netted a brace while goals from Juan Mata and Javier Hernandez gave the Old Trafford faithful much to be positive about.
Mata looked absolutely delighted to score his first Manchester United this afternoon against Aston Villa. He ran straight to the fans in the Sir Alex Ferguson stand before then celebrating in front of the Stretford End.
"It feels very good, it's taken a few games but today was the day," Mata told MUTV.
David Moyes: Manchester United Ready for Bayern Challenge - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United earned an easy win over Aston Villa today, and manager David Moyes has claimed that his side is now ready for the challenge of facing Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
The Red Devils claimed their first win in the league at home since January as goals from Juan Mata, Chicharito and two from Wayne Rooney ensured the hosts came from behind to defeat Paul Lambert's side at Old Trafford.
Manchester United 4-1 Aston Villa: Three Key Talking Points - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
A sumptuous Manchester United performance lifted some of the pressure from David Moyes' burdened shoulders, with the Red Devils recording an emphatic 4-1 win over Aston Villa in the lunch time kick off at Old Trafford.
Manchester United player ratings vs Aston Villa Rooney superb - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
A Wayne Rooney double and a goal each from Juan Mata and Javier Hernandez ensured Manchester United settled early nerves to emerge 4-1 winners over Aston Villa in the lunch time kickoff at Old Trafford.
A pretty angry looking Javier Hernandez completed the scoring in Manchester United's 4-1 win over Aston Villa. The Mexican sub tapped in at the backpost after excellent work on the left wing by Adnan Januzaj.
Manchester United have taken a 2-1 lead on the stroke of half-time courtesy of this emphatic Wayne Rooney penalty. Rooney scored his second of the game after Juan Mata had been brought down by Leandro Bacuna.
Seeing a banner calling for your sacking is hardly going to give you a boost of confidence is it? However, poor old David Moyes was forced to endure the banner ahead of Manchester United's game against Aston Villa. The banner was greeted with boos from the Old Trafford faithful but one wonders if the 'Chosen One' will ever be a real success at Old Trafford.
Manchester United's tough-tackling right-back Rafael doesn't reserve the rough treatment for opponents. He also dishes it out during training, according to former team-mate Michael Owen. Hinting that he didn't always appreciate the Brazilian's attention, Owen said he needed to cut silly fouls out of his game.
The front cover of Manchester United's matchday programme today remarks that "Rooney and (company) aim to finish the season with a positive run." The Red Devils get that opportunity beginning today with its home match against Aston Villa (8:45am ET kick-off, live on NBCSN for viewers in the United States).
If Arsenal are to climb back into the Premier League title race, they will have to start their ascension against the toughest of opponents, as the Gunners host Manchester City to headline this weekend's action.
Arsenal enter the weekend having fallen to fourth in the league after picking up just one point in their last two contests.
Rio Ferdinand has admitted that he's scared of leaving the house and running the risk of having to confront disgruntled United fans and the 35-year-old centre-back has described the club's current season as "embarrassing".
A protest, planned by a group of fans ahead of tomorrow's game against Aston Villa, will see a small aircraft carrying a banner reading "Wrong One Moyes Out" flying above Old Trafford before kick-off tomorrow, while Ferdinand is the first senior figure to speak out about United's dismal campaign.
Aston Villa 0-0 Southampton Premier League 19th April 2014
This clash at Villa Park was a bit of a damp squib with both sides struggling to create any decent chances.Adam Lallana had the best chance of the game, somehow missing from six yards, but overall neither side deserved the win.
Crystal Palace 1-0 Aston Villa Premier League 12th April 2014
In-form winger Jason Puncheon scored again as Crystal Palace registered a deserved win against a limp Aston Villa side.The Eagles created the better chances throughout although Ciaran Clark did go close for Paul Lambert's men.
This evening, Jose Mourinho and his Chelsea team have a chance to put huge pressure on Liverpool by beating Sunderland and moving top of the Premier League by a single point before Liverpool face Norwich tomorrow. Sunderland is as big as any other game we have played this season.
Take our title challenge that looked like being over with defeats to Aston Villa and Crystal Palace, take Jose Mourinho's unbeaten home record in the Premier League and take current form into consideration and you would have this down on paper as a Chelsea win.
Aston Villa are set for a £200million takeover by two American billionaires if the club stays up this season. Villa are currently two wins away from reaching the safety mark of 40 points in this Premier League season.
The Daily Telegraphnewspaper reports that an American consortium wants to buy the club but they'll pull out of the deal if Villa get relegated to the Championship.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been fined and warned over his future conduct after his behavior during the club's match versus Aston Villa.
The Special One was fined £8,000 by The FA and warned about his future conduct following a hearing by an Independent Regulatory Commission.
According to a statement by The FA, "Mourinho denied a breach of FA Rule E3 in that his behavior in re-entering the field of play and approaching the Match Referee in an attempt to speak to him, in or around the 90th minute of the game against Aston Villa on 15 March 2014, amounted to improper conduct.
Here is today's TV/Internet schedule for matches being shown in the US:
Manchester City vs Southampton, 7:45am, NBCSN Newcastle vs Man United, 10am,NBCSN Aston Villa vs Fulham, 10am, Premier League Extra Time Cardiff vs Crystal Palace, 10am, Premier League Extra Time Hull vs Swansea, 10am,Premier League Extra Time Norwich vs West Brom, 10am,Premier League Extra Time Chelsea vs Stoke, 12:30pm, NBC
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Jose Mourinho says that Chelsea's Premier League title hopes are over after his side lost 1-0 against Crystal Palace on Saturday.
In the post-match interview, Mourinho said that the title race is now out of his hands, while managing to also aim a dig at referee Chris Foy â€” who, Mourinho believes, may have cost Chelsea the title because he red carded Willian and Ramires in the 1-0 loss against Aston Villa.
Chelsea supporters are planning a collection to help Jose Mourinho pay his £8,000 fine. The Blues boss has been fined by the FA following his sending off during the defeat at Aston Villa last month. But supporters who felt aggrieved by referee Chris Foy's performance that day are planning a gesture of solidarity with their [.
Former England international Lee Hendrie says someone connected with non-league side Tavistock AFC has falsified his signing. The South West Peninsula League side processed paperwork on March 31 registering the former Aston Villa star to sign for them. Hendrie admits meeting players from the club, joking about flying in to play for them and signing [.
Having scored his first Manchester United goal against Aston Villa last weekend, Juan Mata has now trebled his tally with a brace against Newcastle this afternoon. United won 0-4 at St James' Park and Mata scored two of the goals. He opened the scoring with the stunning free-kick you can see in the video [.
1. United won a game! At home! Oh, happy day! Thanks to that victory, now only eight teams have picked up more points at home than us. Carry on like this and we'll soon be competing with Stoke and Southampton's home form! In all seriousness, that was a good performance from United today and we should remember that Aston Villa have beaten the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal this season.