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…

Spurs and Arsenal bounce back with New Year wins

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal both bounced back from demoralising defeats to enjoy wins on New Years Day, with Spurs cruising to a 3-0 victory at Cardiff and the Gunners beating Fulham 4-1 at the Emirates. Jamie Vardy was on target for Leicester City, who picked up an impressive 1-0 away win…

Chelsea signs Christian Pulisic for £58m

Chelsea have signed Borussia Dortmund forward Christian Pulisic for 64m euros (£58m), but will loan him back to the German club until the end of the season. The 20-year-old United States international, who was linked with Liverpool and Arsenal, joined Dortmund as a youth player in 2015. Pulisic has scored nine goals in 23 games for the…

Liverpool’s big win over Manchester United highlights divide in class between England’s historic powers

A second-half brace by substitute Xherdan Shaqiri gave Liverpool a thoroughly deserved 3-1 win against Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday, sending the Reds back atop the Premier League and reinforcing the current divide in class between England’s two most historically successful clubs. Here are three quick thoughts on the match: Sadio Mane opened the…

Mahrez pulls the strings as City extend lead at the top

Manchester City’s nervous finish in an otherwise comfortable win at Watford showed “you can never relax in the Premier League”, according to manager Pep Guardiola. The reigning champions had controlled Tuesday’s game and led through goals from Leroy Sane and Riyad Mahrez but Abdoulaye Doucoure scrambled in for Watford in the 85th minute to give…

Arsenal and Liverpool grab dramatic derby spoils

(Reuters) – Arsenal leapfrogged rivals Tottenham Hotspur with a thrilling 4-2 victory and Liverpool’s forgotten man Divock Origi scored a freak 96th minute winner to earn a 1-0 win over Everton on a dramatic ‘derby day’ in the Premier League on Sunday. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang shot ahead as the league’s top scorer with his double for…