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Robin's Gunn-ing for season finale

Posted Tuesday, March 23, 2010 by teamtalk.com

Arsenal forward Robin van Persie has revealed he is back in light training and is aiming to return to action before the end of the season. Van Persie: Closing in on first-team return Van Persie has been on the sidelines since suffering a serious ankle injury in November when playing for Holland against Italy. It was feared the skilful forward would miss the rest of the campaign, but Arsenal ...Full Story »

Almunia: We're ready for title fight

Posted Tuesday, March 23, 2010 by teamtalk.com

Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia has warned title rivals Manchester United and Chelsea to expect a battle royale for the Premier League crown. Almunia: Targets Premier League glory The Gunners briefly returned to the top of the table when they overcame the dismissal of defender Thomas Vermaelen, after which Almunia saved a penalty, to beat West Ham 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium. Although U...Full Story »

King ensures Pearson talks to rumble on

Posted Monday, March 22, 2010 by The Independent

Leicester City 2 Coventry City 2: Midfielder's double gives manager bargaining power in contract discussions Leicester City's Michael Morrison holds off David Bell of Coventry during the 2-2 draw between the two sides at the Walkers Stadium yesterday Nigel Pearson's representatives will enter another round of discussions with Leicester City owner Milan Mandaric over a new contract today. Hi...Full Story »

Blues thwarted by Diouf

Posted Monday, March 22, 2010 by PA

Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw at Blackburn that could yet prove fatal to their chances of taking the Barclays Premier League title to round off a week of bitter disappointment for Carlo Ancelotti's side. A match that seemed there for the taking after Didier Drogba's early goal somehow drifted out of Chelsea's grasp. El Hadji Diouf headed a superb equaliser as Blackburn put in such a powerful...Full Story »

City boost Champions League hopes

Posted Monday, March 22, 2010 by PA

Manchester City forward Carlos Tevez earned a 2-1 victory at Craven Cottage to maintain his side's Champions League hopes and give Fulham a European hangover. The hosts still had their famous victory against Juventus fresh in the mind when they found themselves behind to Roque Santa Cruz's opener, with Tevez then extending the lead before the break in the Barclays Premier League clash. Fulham ...Full Story »

Park puts United back on top

Posted Sunday, March 21, 2010 by PA

Manchester United came from behind to clamber back to the Premier League summit with a 2-1 victory to trample on Liverpool's top-four hopes. Park Ji-sung headed home the winner after an hour, securing the spoils after Wayne Rooney's 33rd goal of the season had controversially levelled Fernando Torres' fifth-minute opener. Although victory was not achieved without a nervy ending, during which T...Full Story »

Beckham poised to become the official ambassador for English football

Posted Sunday, March 21, 2010 by The Independent

David Beckham is set to be offered a role as the official ambassador for English ­football. The 34 year-old superstar underwent surgery last week to repair the torn achilles ­tendon he sustained playing for AC Milan and faces six months on the sidelines. Senior FA officials are ­already aware of the massive popularity Beckham enjoys around the globe. A senior FA source said: ...Full Story »

Commentators do World Cup ditty but Motson's a turn-off

Posted Sunday, March 21, 2010 by The Independent

There is no place for John Motson on the commentators single There will be an England World Cup song after all this year, recorded by an unlikely alliance of 11 television football commentators and the Cotswold Male Voice Choir, in aid of the Prince's Trust. Singing on "Let's Hear It England" has, wisely, been left to the choristers; the broadcasters have recorded clips of commentary. A sampl...Full Story »

Gunners move back to the summit

Posted Sunday, March 21, 2010 by PA

Arsenal showed the spirit of champions to overcome the dismissal of defender Thomas Vermaelen as they battled back to the top of the Barclays Premier League with a 2-0 victory over struggling West Ham. Brazilian midfielder Denilson fired the Gunners in front after only five minutes as Arsene Wenger's men looked to leapfrog Manchester United and Chelsea, who do not play until Sunday. Vermaelen ...Full Story »

Bavidge brace boosts Peterhead

Posted Sunday, March 21, 2010 by PA

Martin Bavidge's brace helped Peterhead claim a 3-0 win over fellow strugglers Arbroath. Neale Cooper's men had recorded three consecutive losses and were without a clean sheet in 15 games though they nearly made the perfect start when Paul Emslie's 20-yard strike produced a brilliant save from Darren Hill. However, they deservedly took a 13th-minute lead when Daniel Moore crossed to Peter Bru...Full Story »

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