Manchester City won their second English Premier League title in three seasons after a comfortable 2-0 win over West Ham United on Sunday. claimed a second Premier League title in three seasons after goals by Samir Nasri and captain Vincent Kompany secured a 2-0 win over West Ham United on Sunday. City avoided any last-minute nerves in a season when the lead at the top changed hands 24 times, ending Liverpool's hopes a first English championship for 24 years. Liverpool came from behind to beat Newcastle 2-1 but City finished top with 86 points, with Liverpool on 84, Chelsea 82, Arsenal 79, Everton 72, Tottenham Hotspur 69 and deposed champions Manchester United on 64. United missed out on a place in next season's Europa League after a 1-1 draw at Southampton, while City, Liverpool, Chelsea, who beat Cardiff 2-1, and Arsenal will play in Europe's elite club competition. Norwich City's relegation alongside Fulham and Cardiff was confirmed by their 2-0 home loss to Arsenal. … [Read more...] about Man City win English title, Suarez as top scorer
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LONDON, Aug 9, 2010 (AFP) - With the 2010-11 English Premier League season starting on Saturday, we take a look at six young stars who are ready to shine in the top-flight this season. Jack Wilshere (Arsenal); age at start of season: 18 - Wilshere has long been the most talked about player to have graduated from the Arsenal academy. The slight, skilful left-footed attacking midfielder is spoken of in hushed terms at the Emirates Stadium and got his first taste of extended first-team football during a loan spell at Bolton towards the end of last season. Has been called up for England's friendly against Hungary on Wednesday and it seems only a matter of time before he is performing regularly for club and country. Phil Jones (Blackburn Rovers); 18 - The centre-back made his Premier League debut in a 1-1 draw at Chelsea in March and earned glowing praise for his commanding performance, with former Liverpool centre-back and television pundit Alan Hansen labelling it "unbelievably good". … [Read more...] about Six young Premier League stars ready to shine
We may be about to enter the deep freeze of winter, but the race for the Premier League's Golden Boot award is hotting up. Four players are currently tied on ten goals apiece - Demba Ba of Newcastle, Michu at Swansea, Luis Suarez at Liverpool and Manchester United's Robin Van Persie - as they jostle to be the league's top scorer. Suarez was out in front entering the weekend but his failure to score against Southampton allowed Michu, who grabbed two late strikes at Arsenal, and Van Persie, who scored the winner at Reading, to pull level. And then on Monday night, Demba Ba's double in Newcastle's 3-0 win over Wigan allowed him to catch up. Poised just behind them ready to strike are Tottenham's Jermain Defoe on nine goals and Everton's Marouane Fellaini on eight. But when our four 'Perfect Ten' leading goalscorers are broken down and analysed, very different styles and patterns emerge in the way they grab their Premier League goals. Of the four, it's only Suarez that has a … [Read more...] about The Premier League’s top scorer race is hotting up… But who’s the most clinical of Ba, Michu, Suarez and Van Persie?
VietNamNet Bridge -Nigerian striker Udo Fortune will undergo a health check today with a view to signing with Binh Duong, the football club said yesterday, Aug 9. Binh Duong, who won the national football championship V-League in 2007 and 2008, plan give the squad a face-lift for their third title tilt next year. Fortune, 23, who scored 34 goals to help Persiba Bantul win the Liga Indonesia Premier Division in 2010-11, will undergo the health test at Binh Duong training centre. Last month, he had a 30-minute training session with the team on his first visit to Viet Nam. If the Nigerian striker passes the examination, he will be the fourth foreign player in the southern team line-up in preparation for the Vietnamese football championship. Early this year, the team recruited Dutchman Danny Van Bakel, Brazilian maestro Leandro De Olivera and South African-born Kubheka Philani. The team have a clutch of national team members Nguyen Vu Phong, Huynh Quang Thanh, Nguyen Anh Duc, … [Read more...] about Binh Duong to recruit Nigerian top scorer
1605 GMT: City fans will be sending greeting cards to Barton: it was thanks to his moment of madness that so much stoppage was played, allowing City to launch their improbable comback in injury-time. Photo: Reuters 1602 GMT:Arsenal finish third after a 3-2 win over WBA. Spurs remain fourth and have to hope that Chelsea do not win the Champions League final or else the White Hart Lane side will be forced to play in the Europa League. Bolton have been relegated from the top-flight as they were held 2-2 by Stoke. Victory would have guaranteed them another year in the top-flight. 1557 GMT: Mancini can barely contain his joy at the end of the match as he is embraced by his players. "We deserved to win this championship" Mancini tells SKY. "Crazy season and crazy last two minutes," he adds. 90 + 5 mins: FULL TIME MANCHESTER CITY HAVE WON THE PREMIER LEAGUE on goal difference. 90 + 4 mins: GOAL. Manchester City 3 QPR 2. Amazing. City fans cannot believe what they are seeing as Aguero … [Read more...] about English Premier League: Live Report