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West Ham United 2 - 0 Wolves - Sears seals crucial win for Hammers

Posted Sunday, January 02, 2011 by PA

Freddie Sears put the seal on a sweet 2-0 victory for West Ham as they climbed out of the relegation zone and sent Wolves crashing to the foot of the Barclays Premier League. Winger Sears, a product of the club's academy and lifelong Hammers fan, struck from 15 yards in the 79th minute for his first goal since scoring on his debut in March 2008. West Ham were already ahead by that stage, but t...Full Story »

Sunderland 3 - 0 Blackburn Rovers - Bent to the fore for Black Cats

Posted Sunday, January 02, 2011 by PA

Darren Bent ended his personal goal drought as Sunderland bounced back from their horror show against Blackpool to defeat Blackburn 3-0. The England striker glanced home a header eight minutes after Danny Welbeck's deflected 11th-minute shot had put the Black Cats in front to claim his 10th goal of the season and his first in six games. Bent could easily have grabbed a second-half hat-trick an...Full Story »

Stoke City 2 - 0 Everton - Potters edge hard-fought contest

Posted Sunday, January 02, 2011 by PA

A Kenwyne Jones header and a freak Phil Jagielka own goal handed Stoke a 2-0 victory in a full-blooded Barclays Premier League clash against Everton. Jones rose to power the ball past Tim Howard midway through the first half before Jagielka put through his own net for second time in successive appearances with 21 minutes remaining at the Britannia Stadium. Everton enjoyed large spells of domin...Full Story »

Liverpool 2 - 1 Bolton Wanderers - Reds ease pressure on Hodgson

Posted Sunday, January 02, 2011 by PA

Liverpool earned manager Roy Hodgson some breathing space, but nothing more, with a last-gasp 2-1 victory over Bolton at Anfield. With reports suggesting owners New England Sports Ventures are now actively seeking a replacement, the 63-year-old knows he is living on borrowed time after a woeful six months in charge. When Kevin Davies headed in Matt Taylor's 43rd-minute free-kick things looked ...Full Story »

Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 0 Fulham - Spurs left to hail Bale

Posted Sunday, January 02, 2011 by PA

Gareth Bale's lightning reflexes proved enough to extend Tottenham's perfect Christmas and send them back into the Barclays Premier League top four in today's London derby with Fulham. The winger reacted brilliantly to flick Rafael van der Vaart's free-kick strike past a wrong-footed Mark Schwarzer three minutes before half-time. Spurs missed plenty of chances to add to their lead but Michael ...Full Story »

Manchester City 1 - 0 Blackpool - City forced to work for win

Posted Sunday, January 02, 2011 by PA

Three stunning misses from Carlos Tevez almost proved costly as Manchester City narrowly edged out Blackpool to stay level with neighbours United at the top of the Barclays Premier League. Tevez missed a first-half penalty and then two sitters in the space of five minutes after the break, including an open goal as he fell after rounding the goalkeeper. But all that came after Adam Johnson's 33...Full Story »

West Bromwich(WBA) 1 - 2 Manchester United - Hernandez the hero for United

Posted Saturday, January 01, 2011 by PA

Javier Hernandez's 75th-minute header proved enough to seal a controversial 2-1 win for Manchester United at West Brom. The Baggies will fume at referee Chris Foy's decision not to award a penalty and show a red card to Gary Neville for his first-half tackle on Graham Dorrans when the scores were level. As it was, James Morrison's brilliant leveller to Wayne Rooney's first goal in open play si...Full Story »

Liverpool's owners seek replacement for Roy Hodgson

Posted Saturday, January 01, 2011 by

As the manager expressed his hurt and loneliness in the club's predicament his masters were searching for a successor The Liverpool manager, Roy Hodgson, says it has been an 'uphill struggle' at Anfield. Roy Hodgson became manager of Liverpool 183 days ago. On the day he got the job he said: 'I always knew Liverpool fans were special. The motto "You'll never walk alone" is really lived by the...Full Story »

David Beckham ponders Premier League return with Tottenham

Posted Saturday, January 01, 2011 by theguardian.com

David Beckham would be a valuable addition to Spurs' squad, their manager Harry Redknapp said. Although David Beckham has previously said that he could not envisage playing for any English club other than Manchester United, sources close to him tonight confirmed he would consider Tottenham Hotspur's offer. Beckham believes a loan move to the Premier League until the resumption of the Major Leag...Full Story »

Miffed Sir Alex Ferguson recalls two United players from Preston

Posted Friday, December 31, 2010 by theguardian.com

Ritchie de Laet played for Preston in Tuesday's 3-1 home defeat by Middlesbrough that left them five points from safety. Sir Alex Ferguson has reacted to the sacking of his son Darren by Preston North End by recalling two of the Manchester United players who had been on loan at the club and starting a potential legal battle to make sure a third cannot play for them again. Preston began their...Full Story »

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