Lampard: We Needed To Win To Stay In The Race

Frank Lampard has pledged his future to Chelsea for the remainder of his contract after helping them to claim a 2-1 win over Manchester City on Monday night. Lampard’s late penalty secured the points for Andre Villas-Boas’ side, who had earlier fallen behind to Mario Balotelli’s second-minute strike before equalising through Raul Meireles. Lampard has been in and out of the Chelsea side this season, giving way to speculation about…

December 13, 2011

Chris Smalling: We Could Go From Strength To Strength

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling expects manager Sir Alex Ferguson to keep faith with his youngsters this season. A youthful-looking United gave an early indication of their potential with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Manchester City in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday. Defender Smalling, 21, new goalkeeper David de Gea, 20, and 20-year-old striker Danny Welbeck, who is back from a loan spell at Sunderland, all started. New…

August 8, 2011

Manchester City Accept Carlo Tevez Bid

Roberto Mancini has confirmed that Manchester City have agreed a fee with Brazilian club Corinthians for the sale of Carlos Tevez. City have accepted a bid in excess of £40 million after rejecting an initial appoach by Corinthians for last season’s joint-top scorer in the Premier League. City are currently on a pre-season tour of the United States and following their win over Club America, Mancini confirmed a deal had…

July 18, 2011

Tottenham and Liverpool sizing Up Transfer Bids For Manchester City star

Tottenham and Liverpool have been put on alert after Joleon Lescott admitted that he is  growing frustrated with life on the bench at Manchester City. Lecott was at the centre of an acrimonious transfer between City and former club Everton when allegations of tapping up were levelled at the Eastlands club and the player himself had to force through the move despite the Toffees no wanting to sell. His signing…

December 4, 2010

Manchester City Would Be Better Off With Me In Charge

Mark Hughes has dismissed Roberto Mancini’s record since the Italian replaced him as Manchester City manager last season, claiming he would have taken the club further by this point than the former Internazionale coach has done. Despite spending around £135m on players, Mancini’s record this season is worse than Hughes’ at Eastlands last term, with the same points accrued after 13 games but with an inferior goal difference. Hughes implied…

November 20, 2010

Capello refuses to rule out ‘injured’ Rooney for England friendly

Fabio Capello has left the door open for Wayne Rooney to be named in his squad for next week’s friendly against France. It was thought that Rooney’s week away in Portland, Oregon, would rule him out of international consideration. But Sportsmail understands that Capello is hoping Manchester United decide to cut short Rooney’s stay at Nike HQ and play him on Saturday, bringing him into contention for the November 17…

November 8, 2010