Hugo Lloris expected to be fit for United showdown
Hugo Lloris expected to be fit for United showdown

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino eased fears over Hugo Lloris`s fitness by confirming the France goalkeeper was unharmed after a collision with Leicester striker Jamie Vardy.

Brendan Rodgers encouraged by battling Liverpool
Brendan Rodgers encouraged by battling Liverpool

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes his side proved they have the guts to rescue their spluttering season after grinding out a 1-0 win over Burnley.

Arsene Wenger facing up to Olivier Giroud blow
Arsene Wenger facing up to Olivier Giroud blow

Arsene Wenger admits losing Oliver Giroud once again is a body blow to Arsenal`s Champions League push.

Louis van Gaal irked by Manchester United`s festive schedule
Louis van Gaal irked by Manchester United`s festive schedule

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has bemoaned the lack of time at his disposal as he attempts to nurse an injury-plagued squad through his first Christmas in English football.

Manuel Pellegrini wants points, not Manchester City milestones
Manuel Pellegrini wants points, not Manchester City milestones

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has downplayed the significance of his side standing on the brink of a club-record 10-game winning run ahead of Sunday`s game against Burnley.

Louis van Gaal rewarded for Christmas offering at Manchester United
Louis van Gaal rewarded for Christmas offering at Manchester United

Louis van Gaal`s carrot and stick approach worked wonders on Friday as his rapidly-improving Manchester United beat Newcastle United 3-1 to cement third spot in the Premier League.

Alexis Sanchez saves Arsenal as Olivier Giroud sees red
Alexis Sanchez saves Arsenal as Olivier Giroud sees red

Alexis Sanchez helped maintain 10-man Arsenal`s Champions League push as his man-of-the-match display condemned Queens Park Rangers to a 2-1 Premier League defeat on Friday.

Angel di Maria may miss Manchester United's trip to Spurs
Angel di Maria may miss Manchester United's trip to Spurs

Manchester United will await tests on winger Angel Di Maria to see if he has a chance of facing Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday after the Argentine suffered a pelvic injury in training.

Chamberlain inspired by Henry, but seeks to play like Sneijder
Chamberlain inspired by Henry, but seeks to play like Sneijder

English mid-fielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who has been one of the brightest stars for Arsenal this season, Friday asserted that he was inspired by former French goal-poacher Thierry Henry while he was practicing alongside him during his stint with the club in 2012.

Chelsea, City, United keep Boxing Day gifts to themselves
Chelsea, City, United keep Boxing Day gifts to themselves

 Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United showed their rivals no seasonal cheer on Friday as they pulled away from the pack in the Premier League with one-sided Boxing Day victories.

Manuel Neuer cautious over Ballon d`Or prospects
Manuel Neuer cautious over Ballon d`Or prospects

Germany`s World Cup winning goalkeeper Manuel Neuer on Friday played down his prospects of securing the World Player of the Year award over holder Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Terry and Costa keep Chelsea top of tree
Terry and Costa keep Chelsea top of tree

Chelsea showed why they are the Premier League leaders with a comprehensive 2-0 dismissal of London neighbours West Ham United in Friday`s early Boxing Day fixture.

Goa hoping to carry forward ISL success to Federation Cup
Goa hoping to carry forward ISL success to Federation Cup

The Goa Football Federation (GFA) is confident of hosting a successful Federation Cup despite hurdles the once popular tournament faces.

Midfielder Arata Izumi to lead Pune FC in Federation Cup
Midfielder Arata Izumi to lead Pune FC in Federation Cup

Long-serving midfielder Arata Izumi will lead a 20-member Pune FC squad at the 36th edition of Federation Cup football tournament commencing in Goa on December 28.

West Ham rib Chelsea with `19th-century` tweet
West Ham rib Chelsea with `19th-century` tweet

West Ham United poked fun at Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho with a tongue-in-cheek Twitter message ahead of the teams` Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge on Friday.

Manuel Pellegrini sets Manchester City target of 87 points to retain EPL title
Manuel Pellegrini sets Manchester City target of 87 points to retain EPL title

Manager Manuel Pellegrini has set Manchester City a target of 87 points to retain their English Premier League (EPL) crown.

Mumbai FC rope in Rafi, Lawrence for upcoming I-League
Mumbai FC rope in Rafi, Lawrence for upcoming I-League

Former India football captain Climax Lawrence and striker Mohammed Rafi have been retained by their I-League club Mumbai FC for the upcoming edition of the championship, starting January 17.

Gareth Bale likely to stay at Real Madrid amidst Manchester United interest
Gareth Bale likely to stay at Real Madrid amidst Manchester United interest

Real Madrid sensation Gareth Bale is likely to stay at the club for a long term despite reported interest from English giants Manchester United.

Yaya Toure on target for fourth straight African honour
Yaya Toure on target for fourth straight African honour

Manchester City`s Yaya Toure will be favourite to collect a record fourth successive African Footballer of the Year crown after he was named in the list of final three nominees by the Confederation of African Football.

Louis van Gaal hasn`t given up on EPL title
Louis van Gaal hasn`t given up on EPL title

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal insists that winning the Premier League title remains a goal for him and the players despite being 10 points adrift of leaders Chelsea heading into Friday`s fixtures.