TweetTerry Connor's Wolves side have been relegated from the Premier League after a 2-0 defeat to
Manchester City at Molineux. The Black Cats needed a victory to give themselves any chance of
survival but were unable to stop title-chasers Manchester City from grabbing a well deserved 2-0
win. Goals from Sergio Aguero and Samir Nasri [.
TweetManchester City fell seven points behind Manchester United after losing 1-0 to Arsenal at the
Emirates Stadium on a decisive day in the Premier League title race. There was something eerily
poetic about Mikel Arteta's 87th minute strike which not only gave Arsenal a priceless 1-0 win over
title chasers Manchester City, but also condemned [.
Assuming Manchester United can grab all 3 points against Queens Park Rangers, Manchester City
will have to come away from the Emirates with a win, if they are to have any hope of stopping their
rivals from retaining the Premier League title.
QPR go to Old Trafford on Sunday in the lunchtime kick-off and based on current form and even
with QPR's recent results at home you'd have to be a mad man to suggest that Mark Hughes' team will
come away with anything.
Bolton's battle to avoid relegation received an unexpected boost with victory over a Liverpool side
who need to improve quickly if their season is not to unravel around them.
Midfielders Mark Davies and Nigel Reo-Coker gave the home side a deserved 2-0 lead inside
half-an-hour and although Craig Bellamy's seventh of the season reduced the deficit, Gretar
Steinsson restored the two-goal cushion just five minutes into the second half.
Steve Clarke believes the way Kenny Dalglish talks to his players has been a key factor in
Liverpool's revival in 2011.
Manchester United is the only team to have tallied more points in the Barclays Premier League since
the Scot re-took the reins on January 8.
And the Reds have continued to gain positive results of late despite a lengthy list of injuries.
"Tomorrow their challenge could not be more basic. Bale has to reclaim belief in the suspicion
that at his best he is beyond restraint, that he is indeed the most exciting, free-spirited and
inherently intelligent young footballer in the world. Van der Vaart has to show again the ability
to read a game more shrewdly than anyone around him.
MANCHESTER, England Wayne Bridge has joined bottom of the table West Ham on loan from fellow
Premier League side Manchester City until the end of the season, the Hammers announced Wednesday.
The 30-year-old former England international has found himself out of first team reckoning at
title-chasers City following the pre-season arrival of both Aleksandar [.
Juventus are reportedly planning a move to sign Liverpool striker Fernando Torres in the summer.
Bianconeri boss Luigi Delneri is keen on bringing the Spaniard to the club but will find it tough
to persuade the Merseyside club to sell one of their prized assets.
The Serie A side's main attacking threats, with the exception of Fabio Quagliarella, are nearing
the end of their careers with the likes of Alessandro Del Piero, Vincenzo Iaquinta and Amauri aged
36, 31 and 30 respectively and the Turin side are planning major summer additions to help make the
Old Lady of Italian football into genuine title chasers.
I've heard more than one manager suggest we should wait until 10 games have been played before
taking much notice of the Premier League table. Well, after round 9 and with almost a quarter of
the season gone, now is as good a time as any to take stock.
Roy Hodgson was one of the managers who intimated that the league table would be legitimate
enough to stand trial by once the games played column had ticked over into double figures.
Wycombe got back to winning ways today after last weeks defeat to Chesterfield people
were asking the question are Wycombe good enough to win League Two and they answered those
questions in dramatic fashion today in a 7 goal thriller at Rotherham, this game had everything
great football, seven goals and end to end stuff, this is why it is the beautiful
Wycombe's¬ 6 Game Unbeaten Run¬ came to an end today when fellow League Two title
chasers Chesterfield came away fro Adams Park with all 3 points which could prove vital come
The game began brightly for the Chairboys as they commanded the game in every department but in
the 27th minute, Chesterfields Craig Davies gave the visitors the lead totally against the run of
play with only their first meaningful attack, a lead they kept for the remainder of the half.
Wycombe¬ continued their impressive form on Saturday beating Burton Albion 2-1 away
which sees them move into sixth place in League Two and also unbeaten in their last six games, with
four¬ wins against Barnet, Stevenage
, Colchester¬ and Burton and two¬ draws against Aldershot and Shrewsbury respectively.
Wycombe Wanderers¬ are looking more and more like Promotion Candidates
after securing their second win inside a week and their first away win of the season against a much
fancied Stevenage out-fit 2-0.
Wycombe boss Gary Waddock¬ named an un-changed team to that, that Beat Barnet¬ in mid-week and
they again repaid their managers faith in them recording a comfortable 2-0 victory over Stevenage,
which leaves the Chairboys 7 points behind leaders Port Vale in seventh position.
North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham renew old acquaintances at the Emirates in the
weekend's marquee match-up.
Arsene Wenger and the Gunners badly need a victory against their arch-rivals to keep their hold
on fourth place in the Premier League, while Tottenham can solidify their hold on third place with
a result on the road.
MANCHESTER, England ‚ÄĒ Premier League title-chasers Manchester City on Friday completed the
signing of Bosnia and Herzegovina striker Edin Dzeko from German club Wolfsburg. The 24-year-old,
who is believed to have cost City 27 million pounds (32.5 million euros) has signed a
four-and-a-half year contract and has been handed the number 10 shirt at the [.
Inter boss Jose Mourinho has quashed rumors linking him with the Spanish giants this summer as
premature, but insisted "he will coach Real Madrid one day".
Mourinho's Internazionale will clinch consecutive Serie A titles if his side beat Siena at the
weekend. They also have a Champions League final against Bayern Munich on May 22 to look forward to
in what could be the Italian Champions most successful season for many a year.
Liverpool have entered the scramble to sign Newcastle's Cheick Tiote in the January transfer
Tiote became an instant hit at St James' Park following his ¬£3.5m move from FC Twente in August
And the Ivory Coast international - valued at ¬£25million - is wanted by Reds boss Kenny Dalglish
to inject some momentum in the Anfield club's season.
Reasonably enough our title chances are being written off by just about every man and his dog,
but the great and the good of the football world will, with weary shakes of their heads, have to
take us into account.
Win today and we overtake Chelski, which would be fairly meaningless at this stage of the season
but still jolly good fun, and quite the incentive.
Arsenal will travel to Anfield on Sunday afternoon, to hopefully secure their first win of the
season in a fixture that has seen a lot of drama in the recent years.
If you look back at the clashes between Arsenal and Liverpool, the hype around them in general has
been deteriorating for the past 2-3 years, a time period coinciding with Liverpool's fall from
title chasers to Europa League drop-outs.
Paderborn relief hit man Matt Taylor helped the 2.Bundesliga title chasers pick up a tough point on
Friday night, nodding home the last gasp 2-2 equalizer shortly after coming off the bench. If
you're in express mode, the goal play starts at the 3:05 mark.- Greg Seltzer
With games against North London rivals Arsenal and fellow title chasers Manchester United coming
up, Tottenham Hotspur will see these fixtures as vitally important matches rather than just a
chance to get one over on long running Premier League foes.
In recent seasons, wins for Spurs against Arsenal and United have been all too rare.
The FA Cup Third Round this weekend sees a handful of fascinating ties for the non-league clubs
still in the competition, with Blue Square Premier title chasers Fleetwood Town taking on
Blackpool, Tamworth travelling to Goodison Park to play Everton and Salisbury City of the Blue
Square South making the journey to Bramall Lane to play Sheffield United.
To coin a well-known footballing phrase, it's squeaky bum time in two of Asia's biggest
In Japan the title will go down to a last day showdown with any one from Kashiwa Reysol, Nagoya
Grampus Eight and Gamba Osaka all capable of winning the championship. Kashiwa currently hold the
advantage of topping the table with 69 points from 33 games whilst Nagoya and Osaka trail the
leaders by just one and two points respectively with one round of matches to be played next
Michael Bradley completed his move to Aston Villa on loan from Bundesliga side Borussia
Monchengladbach until the end of the current season. The deal reportedly includes a clause to sign
the 23-year-old for around $6 million.
Jozy Altidore also moved on loan, taking his talents from Spanish title-chasers Villarreal to
Turkish Super Lig joint leaders Bursaspor till season's end.
Aleksejs ViŇ°ŇÜakovs was on the scoresheet for FK Ventspils in their 2-1 win at home to Skonto
Although the focus for the next four weeks will heavily be centred upon South Africa and the
FIFA World Cup, Stoppage Time International Football Blog will continue providing the
latest news in some of the European leagues which take place throughout the summer months.