Upbeat Louis van Gaal still hopeful of title charge
Upbeat Louis van Gaal still hopeful of title charge

Louis van Gaal believes Manchester United are still in the Premier League title race despite missing a chance to close the gap on the top two.

Papiss Cisse prolongs Everton`s bleak mid-winter
Papiss Cisse prolongs Everton`s bleak mid-winter

Senegalese striker Papiss Cisse kept up his impressive scoring record to inspire Newcastle United as they came from behind to beat Everton 3-2 in the Premier League on Sunday.

Jose Mourinho cries foul over Chelsea diving focus
Jose Mourinho cries foul over Chelsea diving focus

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho claimed that there is a "campaign" to get his players wrongly punished for diving following his side`s 1-1 Premier League draw at Southampton.

Arsene Wenger eyes top four berth as Arsenal hit stride
Arsene Wenger eyes top four berth as Arsenal hit stride

Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal are gathering momentum at the right time after they enhanced their prospects of qualifying for the Champions League with a hard-fought 2-1 win at West Ham.

Manuel Pellegrini fumes after sloppy Manchester City blow the lead
Manuel Pellegrini fumes after sloppy Manchester City blow the lead

Manuel Pellegrini accused his Manchester City players of complacency after they allowed a two-goal lead to slip away in a costly 2-2 draw against lowly Burnley.

Alan Pardew no-show increases Crystal Palace speculation
Alan Pardew no-show increases Crystal Palace speculation

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew cast his future into doubt after failing to rule out a return to Crystal Palace.

The 53-year-old has been strongly linked with the vacant post at Selhurst Park following the sacking of Neil Warnock. 

Europe the place to be for Brazil`s Lucas
Europe the place to be for Brazil`s Lucas

Paris Saint Germain`s Brazilian international star Lucas Moura said Sunday that Europe is the place to be for top talent and any return to the domestic fray would be a step backwards.

Bournemouth stay top after Millwall stroll
Bournemouth stay top after Millwall stroll

Bournemouth surged four points clear at the top of the Championship with a clinical 2-0 win at Millwall on Sunday.

Football hero George Weah in landslide Liberian Senate win
Football hero George Weah in landslide Liberian Senate win

 Liberian opposition politician and former football star George Weah won a landslide victory in Senate elections in Ebola-ravaged Liberia, official results showed Sunday.

Man City blow chance to close on Chelsea, Arsenal climb to fifth
Man City blow chance to close on Chelsea, Arsenal climb to fifth

Manchester City squandered a gilt-edged opportunity to close the gap on Premier League leaders Chelsea when they let slip a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at home to struggling Burnley on Sunday.

Arsenal survive West Ham test to boost top-four bid
Arsenal survive West Ham test to boost top-four bid

Arsenal withstood a second-half onslaught from West Ham to boost their Champions League charge with a 2-1 victory at Upton Park on Sunday.

Nandy and Saha sign for Sporting Clube de Goa
Nandy and Saha sign for Sporting Clube de Goa

Sporting Clube de Goa reinforced their squad ahead of their opening Federation Cup football tournament match by signing experienced goalkeeper Sandip Nandy and left wing back Biswajit Saha on Sunday.

Marseille`s Mario Lemina refuses Gabon`s CAN call-up
Marseille`s Mario Lemina refuses Gabon`s CAN call-up

Marseille midfielder Mario Lemina has rejected his country of birth Gabon`s call after being named Sunday in their squad for the Africa Cup of Nations.

Kolkata sports firm plans ISL-style league in Bangladesh
Kolkata sports firm plans ISL-style league in Bangladesh

A city-based sports event management company has put forth a proposal to the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) for organising a football league emulating the highly successful Indian Super League (ISL).

Asian champions Western Sydney Wanderers stay win-less in A-League
Asian champions Western Sydney Wanderers stay win-less in A-League

Asian club champions Western Sydney Wanderers remain win-less in Australia`s A-League this season after a 1-0 loss to Wellington Phoenix on Sunday.

Liverpool boss Rodgers quashes Balotelli's exit rumours
Liverpool boss Rodgers quashes Balotelli's exit rumours

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has brushed aside rumours revolving around Italian international striker Mario Balotelli's immediate exit from the club, saying that he has no plans to get rid of controversial striker during the January transfer window.

English festive schedule `a disgrace`: Gus Poyet
English festive schedule `a disgrace`: Gus Poyet

Sunderland coach Gus Poyet has hit out at the Premier League`s jam-packed festive fixture schedule, branding the arrangement "a disgrace" in comments published by several British newspapers on Sunday.

Cristiano Ronaldo almost ended up in Birmingham City before Man United move, claims David Sullivan
Cristiano Ronaldo almost ended up in Birmingham City before Man United move, claims David Sullivan

Former Birmingham City football team owner David Sullivan has claimed that the club could have bagged Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo for just six million pounds before the forward moved to Manchester United.

Jose Mourinho says new John Terry deal `a formality`
Jose Mourinho says new John Terry deal `a formality`

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has declared that a new contract for long-serving captain John Terry will be "a formality", according to British newspaper reports on Sunday.

Michel Platini pushes `white card` idea again
Michel Platini pushes `white card` idea again

UEFA president Michel Platini on Sunday reiterated his desire to introduce a `white card` that would lead to a player being sin-binned.