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Hull City-Stoke City

Posted Friday, April 02, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON (SE) - Hull manager Iain Dowie is backing Jozy Altidore to shoot down Stoke on Saturday after claiming the American can be the Tigers’ relegation saviour. Altidore, 20, has struggled to make an impact in the Premier League since joining Hull from Spanish side Villarreal on a season’s loan in August, scoring just one goal in 23 games. The 20-year-old played a starring role in...Full Story »

Ancelotti relieved to see Rooney miss out

Posted Friday, April 02, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON (AFP) - Carlo Ancelotti, the Chelsea manager, admits he is relieved his side will not be facing an inform Wayne Rooney on Saturday in the Premier League summit meeting. Manchester United have confirmed the striker has suffered minor ankle ligament damage that will keep him out of the game. Rooney sustained the injury in the club?s 2-1 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League on T...Full Story »

Desailly: United have the edge

Posted Thursday, April 01, 2010 by The Independent

Former Chelsea defender says weaknesses in midfield will cost Blues in title race Marcel Desailly, the former Chelsea captain, has delivered a withering assessment of his old club's title chances ahead of Saturday's crucial encounter with Manchester United at Old Trafford. Chelsea travel to the home of the champions just one point behind with six games to go, but their hopes of seizing the Prem...Full Story »

Inter Milan-CSKA Moscow

Posted Wednesday, March 31, 2010 by setpieceanalysts.com

Inter Milan drew the Champions League quarterfinalist that each of the other teams wanted to face, but when Nerazzurri forward Samuel Eto’o intimated earlier this week that CSKA Moscow may be better than Chelsea, it was more than just respecting Inter’s opponent. There are aspects of their Russian opposition that are clearly superior to Chelsea’s squad. Right wing Milos Kras...Full Story »

The games Rooney could miss

Posted Wednesday, March 31, 2010 by The Independent

The sight of Wayne Rooney leaving the Allianz Arena on crutches last night must have sent a shudder down the spine of every Manchester United supporter. There has been an unspoken fear all season about what life would be like without their 34-goal striker. Now it could be put to the test depending on the severity of the ankle injury he suffered in the 2-1 defeat to Bayern Munich. Here, we ...Full Story »

Arsenal challenged to make history against Barcelona

Posted Wednesday, March 31, 2010 by theguardian.com

Arsène Wenger will give Cesc Fábregas until the very last moment to prove his fitness for the Champions League quarter-final with Barcelona. Arsène Wenger has challenged his Arsenal team to "make history" in the Champions League quarter-final against Barcelona tonight and prove to the club's critics that they can beat the biggest opposition when it matters most. The Arsenal man...Full Story »

Fabregas huge doubt for Gunners

Posted Wednesday, March 31, 2010 by PA

Arsene Wenger will not gamble on the fitness of influential captain Cesc Fabregas for the Champions League quarter-final first leg against Barcelona at Emirates Stadium - but has promised his young Arsenal team can nevertheless deliver a performance to remember. The Spain midfielder, who started his career at the Nou Camp, is a major doubt for the game after sustaining heavy bruising to his leg...Full Story »

Eto'o warns of Moscow threat

Posted Wednesday, March 31, 2010 by PA

Inter Milan forward Samuel Eto'o believes CSKA Moscow could present his side with a more challenging encounter than in the previous round against Chelsea. The Nerazzurri host the Russian outfit in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final looking to replicate the form which saw them see off Chelsea last time out. Jose Mourinho's side beat the Blues 2-1 at home before winning 1-0 in...Full Story »

Arsenal confident Cesc Fábregas will be fit to face Barcelona

Posted Tuesday, March 30, 2010 by theguardian.com

Cesc Fábregas has drawn praise from his manager Arsène Wenger for his physical power and finishing ability. Arsenal are confident Cesc Fábregas will be available to confront his former club, Barcelona, in the Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday after a scan revealed the Spain international had not suffered any serious damage to his right leg. Fábregas was kicked ju...Full Story »

Ferguson confident ahead of Bayern tie

Posted Tuesday, March 30, 2010 by theguardian.com

Alex Ferguson warns Bayern that Manchester United are near their peak Sir Alex Ferguson feels that the return of his first-choice centre-backs has helped his side hit their peak form. Sir Alex Ferguson has challenged his Manchester United players to capitalise on Bayern Munich's problems in their Champions League quarter-final tomorrow and to demonstrate to Chelsea that his side are in their ...Full Story »

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