Highlights: Arsenal 2-0 Wigan (Carling Cup – 11/30/10)

1-0 Alcaraz (og) 42′ 2-0 Bendtner 67′

Carling Cup – Arsenal stroll into semi-finals

Arsenal moved into the semi-finals of the Carling Cup with a 2-0 victory over Wigan at a freezing Emirates Stadium. The Gunners missed several good chances before they took the lead on the stroke of half-time through an own goal from Latics skipper Antolin Alcaraz. Wigan lost Victor Moses to a suspected broken wrist and [...]

Carling Cup – West Ham hit four to dump out United

Jonathan Spector grabbed a first-half brace to stun his former side with the only goals of his entire career in English football as United were punished for some alarmingly sloppy defending. Carlton Cole grabbed a third in the 56th minute for the buoyant Hammers, then added his second just after the hour mark to send [...]

Everton tracking Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips ahead of Eastlands exodus in January

Frustrated England international may have to take pay-cut to join Toffees Everton are considering a move for Manchester City star Shaun Wright-Phillips when the January transfer window opens, Goal.com UK can reveal. The England winger has been told he will be allowed to leave City and Everton are the first club to register any serious [...]

Highlights: West Ham 4-0 Manchester Utd (Carling Cup)

Highlights: West Ham 4-0 Manchester Utd (Carling Cup) 1-0 Spector 22′ 2-0 Spector 37′ 3-0 Cole 55′ 4-0 Cole 67′

Sevilla after Liverpool’s Lucas

Sevilla are reportedly eager to make a move for Liverpool midfielder Lucas when the transfer window opens in January. The Spanish club are keen to bolster their squad after Tiberio Guarente was sidelined, and the Brazilian midfielder may be available as he is reportedly ‘unsettled’ at Anfield because of the lack of first-team opportunities. Liverpool [...]

Agents paid £67m by Premier League clubs

Chelsea and Liverpool paid out £9.2m and £9m respectively to agents in the year ending in September 2010, according to Premier League figures. That was £3m higher than the next biggest club – Manchester City, who which splashed out £5.9m on agents. In all £67.1m passed hands between the 20 top-flight clubs and agents for [...]

May: Rio and Vidic new Pally and Bruce

Former Manchester United defender David May believes that Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand’s defensive partnership is as good as that of legendary Old Trafford centre-backs Steve Bruce and Gary Pallister. Bruce and Pallister marshalled United’s backline together for seven years and played an integral role in United’s Premier League title triumph in 1992-93, the first [...]

Bid hit by ‘unfounded’ Beckham slurs

England’s 2018 World Cup bid has been hit by slurs against the private life of David Beckham, a key member of the team aiming to bring the tournament back to England. Just two days before FIFA announces whether England have succeeded, Beckham – England’s most iconic sporting ambassador – finds himself targeted by German-based publishing [...]

Gerrard and Cole close to returns

Liverpool’s head of sports medicine, Dr Peter Brukner, has confirmed Steven Gerrard is likely to face Newcastle a week on Saturday. Gerrard was ruled out for four weeks after suffering a hamstring injury during England’s friendly defeat to France on November 17, but he is making good progress and is set to return to training [...]

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