Scholes charged by FA for alleged betting breaches

(Reuters) – Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has been charged with misconduct in relation to alleged breaches of the Football Association’s betting rules, the English governing body said on Tuesday. It is alleged that the 44-year-old former England international placed 140 bets on football matches between August 2015 and January 2019, the FA said…

City in command at the top after win over Cardiff

MANCHESTER, England, April 3 – MANCHESTER CITY 2 CARDIFF CITY 0 Manchester City took command in the Premier League title race with a 2-0 win over Cardiff City that moved Pep Guardiola’s side a point clear of Liverpool with six games of the campaign remaining. After a game which City could have won by a…

Liverpool stutter in draw at West Ham

Feb 4 (Reuters) – WEST HAM UNITED 1 LIVERPOOL 1 Leaders Liverpool faltered in the Premier League title race for the second time in six days as they were held to a 1-1 draw at West Ham United on Monday. After being held at home by Leicester City last Wednesday, then seeing closest rivals Manchester…

Leaders Liverpool stumble, Chelsea collapse

LONDON (Reuters) – If more proof were needed of how unpredictable the Premier League can be it was provided on Wednesday as Liverpool blew a chance take a vice-like grip on the title race and Chelsea suffered their worst league defeat in 23 years. After champions Manchester City’s shock loss at Newcastle United on Tuesday…

Chelsea complete loan move for Higuain

Chelsea have signed Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain on loan for the remainder of the season with an option to buy him for 36m euros (£31.3m). The Blues also have the option to extend the Argentine’s loan deal until June 2020 for 18m euros (£15.6m). Higuain, 31, spent the first half of the season on loan…