Arsenal's attempts to cement a place in next season's Champions League were thwarted on Monday as Wigan claimed a notable 2-1 win at the Emirates Stadium in the English Premier League.
Is the English Premier League title race done and dusted? Manchester United's Alex Ferguson gives us his opinion.
Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed his seventh hat-trick of the season as Real Madrid won the capital derby against Atletico 4-1 Wednesday.
A dramatic injury-time goal by Juan Mata handed Chelsea a 2-1 victory over Wigan in the English Premier League on Saturday to boost their chances of qualifying for next season's Champions League.
Five things we learned in Barclays Premier League action Saturday:
Bolton's first match since the on-pitch collapse of their midfielder Fabrice Muamba last weekend ended with an emotional 2-1 victory over local rivals Blackburn Saturday.
World Sport reporter Zayn Nabbi describes the scene inside the stadium as paramedics tried to revive Muamba.
Premier League champions Manchester United have moved four points clear of rivals Manchester City at the top of the table after winning 5-0 at bottom club Wolverhampton on Sunday.
Manchester United have overtaken rivals Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table after a double from Wayne Rooney saw the champions defeat West Bromwich 2-0 on Sunday.
When the NCAA men's basketball tournament takes center stage in about a month, we'll hear plenty usage of the term "blind résumé." It is a comparison method for decision-makers to look at the body of work for teams on the tournament-field bubble without being clouded by predetermined bias linked to a school's name or conference affiliation.
Manchester City reaffirmed their grip on top spot in the English Premier League on Saturday with a 3-0 win over Fulham at the Etihad Stadium.
Football agent says wealthy Europeans aren't investing in soccer as they once did.
Darron Gibson's first goal for Everton gave his old team Manchester United a massive boost as English Premier League leaders Manchester City crashed to a 1-0 defeat at Goodison Park on Tuesday.
Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri explains the collapse of Carlos Tevez's expected move from Manchester City to Milan.
Manchester City have gone three points clear at the top of the English Premier League after Edin Dzeko's first-half header proved enough to give them a 1-0 win at bottom club Wigan.
Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov scored a hat-trick as Manchester United thrashed 10-man Wigan Athletic 5-0 at Old Trafford to draw level with rivals Manchester City at the top of the English Premier League.
The Manchester clubs City and United moved further ahead in England's Premier League on Wednesday, while Luis Suarez's Liverpool lost ground on the leaders after dropping points at Wigan.
Chelsea's English Premier League title hopes suffered a big blow on Saturday as a costly error by goalkeeper Petr Cech allowed lowly Wigan to snatch a 1-1 draw.
Five things we learned from Saturday's action in the Barclays Premier League.
Manchester City continued their impressive form in the English Premier League on Saturday as they thrashed Norwich City 5-1 at Eastlands.
CNN's Pedro Pinto breaks down next summer's Euro 2012 football match-ups.
Five things we learned from Saturday's action in the Barclays Premier League:
Dalglish has a sip of the managerial whine
Just before the 2008-09 season started, the Barclays Premier League launched its Get On With The Game initiative, designed to discourage "unacceptable behavior" from players and managers, usually directed at the officials. It had minimal impact (in fact, this might very well be the first you've heard of it), but given some of last season's dramas -- there were managers who made shrieking pantomime dames look like subtle artisans -- the scheme was revived last week. "There are always going to be incidents," said Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore last week, but he was "confident" that players, managers and referees were committed to improving relations/not behaving like infants.
New striker Gervinho was sent off on his Premier League debut as Arsenal drew 0-0 against Newcastle United at St James Park in their opening match of the season on Saturday.
Paris Saint Germain completed the signings of France internationals Jeremy Menez and Blaise Matuidi from Roma and Saint-Etienne respectively on Monday.
Thoughts on the weekend's action in the Barclays Premier League:
Arsenal's hopes of automatic Champions League qualification suffered another blow on Sunday, while London rivals West Ham dropped out of England's top division.
With most soccer leagues in Europe either finished or within a few games of finishing, the future is becoming even more clear for the contingent of Americans playing overseas.
Manchester City missed the opportunity to tighten their grip on fourth place in the English Premier League on Saturday as they lost 2-1 to Everton at Goodison Park.
A goal in the 89th minute from substitute Salomon Kalou earned Chelsea a precious 2-1 victory over London rivals Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.
Arsenal were held to a frustrating goalless home draw by Sunderland in the English Premier League Saturday as they missed the chance to close to within a point of leaders Manchester United.
Two goals from striker Javier Hernandez helped Manchester United go four points clear at the top of the English Premier League on Saturday after a 4-0 win at Wigan Athletic.
Park Ji-Sung's Manchester United return has been put on hold after the South Korean midfielder suffered an injury in training.
England striker Wayne Rooney scored twice, only his second and third goals from open play this season, as Manchester United beat Aston Villa 3-1 to stay five points clear at the top of the Premier League table.
A three-goal blitz in 17 minutes preserved Manchester United's unbeaten record in the English Premier League and saved them from an embarrassing defeat at Blackpool.
Paraguay striker Roque Santa Cruz hopes to revive his stalled career after securing a return to his old stomping ground at English Premier League club Blackburn Rovers.
Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson has revealed that the English Premier League leaders will not make any major signings in the January transfer window.
Defending champions Chelsea secured their first win in seven league games to beat Bolton 1-0 at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night, but title rivals Arsenal dropped vital points.
Christmas is a time for sharing, a time for caring and a time for firing your manager before the yawning jaws of relegation snap shut. Since the weather put paid to seven of the weekend's nine fixtures, let's have a look at who's in the danger zone:
For at least one week, the discussion about the lack of U.S. goal scorers can be put to rest.
Defending champions Chelsea marched five points clear at the top of the English Premier League on Saturday with a 2-0 victory that left Wolverhampton in the relegation zone.
Manchester United were held to a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford by West Bromwich Albion in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Sunderland had the better of the chances against Manchester United at the Stadium of Light in the English Premier League on Saturday, but had to settle for a 0-0 draw against the 2009 champions.
Notes from the weekend in the Premier League:
Chelsea have maintained their 100 percent record in the English Premier League with a comfortable victory over Stoke City.
Watch the television coverage of any English Premier League game between a side near the top of the table and a side near the bottom and you can guarantee that before kickoff one of the pundits will say something along these lines: "The great thing about this league is that on any given day anybody can beat anybody." Except it's not true, not anymore.
English champions Chelsea scored six goals for the second successive match of the new Premier League season at home to Wigan Athletic to match Arsenal's effort earlier on Saturday.
Double winners Chelsea began the defense of their English Premier League title with a 6-0 drubbing of West Brom, while another promoted club provided the shock of the day as Blackpool thrashed Wigan 4-0.
Chelsea routed 10-man Wigan Athletic 8-0 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday to dethrone Manchester United as English Premier League champions.
With the final day's Premier League action looming, it had seemed appropriate to engineer a way to have dramatic music boom out at you as you clicked on this page. But after Tottenham went and beat Manchester City on Wednesday to secure at least fourth place and a berth in the Champions League, bringing resolution to one suspenseful storyline, we didn't bother.
Arsenal failed to seal third place in the English Premier League after losing 2-1 to Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on Monday.
With just a few matches remaining of this Premiership season, the time has come for a spot of deliberation, cogitation and digestion. What's happened since last August to confound the surest of expectations and put paid to the sincerest of hopes? Quite a bit, is the simple answer; this season has provided a lasting ride for more than half of a league that has spent several years fending off accusations of soul-crushing predictability. Things we didn't expect:
How the crowing must be reverberating around London's N17 postcode, the home of Tottenham Hotspur and 36,000 fans who don't know whether to stock their medicine cabinet with uppers or downers these days. One minute they're having to cope with defeat to Sunderland and a muted reverse at the hands of Portsmouth in the FA Cup semifinal, the next they've secured spine-tingling 2-1 wins over beloved neighbors Arsenal and old chums Chelsea.
Carlos Tevez hit a hat-trick as Manchester City climbed into fifth in the English Premier League with a 3-0 win over Wigan.
Liverpool's hopes of claiming the fourth and final Champions League place in the English Premier League suffered a setback as a first half Hugo Rodallega goal gave struggling Wigan a 1-0 home victory on Monday.
Manchester United returned to the top of English Premier League with a 5-0 crushing of crisis club Portsmouth on Saturday, while Liverpool kept their Champions League bid on track with a 1-0 victory in the derby against Everton.
The freezing weather has ripped into this weekend's English football program with Liverpool's clash against Tottenham becoming the fourth Premier League match to be called off.
Manchester United and Arsenal both claimed easy victories on Wednesday to remain in touch with Chelsea at the top of the English Premier League.
Chelsea extended their lead despite dropping points at home for the first time this season, as second-placed Manchester United suffered a shock 1-0 defeat by visiting Aston Villa on a day of upset results in the English Premier League.
Arsenal and Liverpool boosted their English Premier League title challenges with contrasting victories on Saturday.
Premier League side Wigan Athletic have offered to refund tickets paid for by supporters who travelled to their 9-1 thrashing at Tottenham Hotspur.
Tottenham Hotspur humiliated Wigan 9-1 with England striker Jermain Defoe scoring five to move into the Champions League spots in the English Premier League.
Bulgarian winger Martin Petrov scored a second-half equalizer to rescue a point for big-spending Manchester City in a 1-1 English Premier League draw at Wigan on Sunday.
Manchester United went to the top of the English Premier League as Chelsea lost 3-1 at Wigan to see their perfect start to the season ruined.
Big-spending Manchester City continued their perfect start to the English Premier League season on Sunday, winning 1-0 at struggling Portsmouth thanks to Emmanuel Adebayor's third goal in as many games.
Tottenham Hotspur continued their dominant start to the new season with a 5-1 victory at second-flight Doncaster Rovers in the English League Cup.
Michael Owen scored his first goal for Manchester United, and fellow-striker Wayne Rooney his 100th, as the English Premier League champions returned to winning form with a thumping 5-0 victory at Wigan on Saturday.
Manchester United have made their first signing of the summer after confirming a deal has been done for Wigan Athletic winger Antonio Valencia.
English Premier League side Wigan Athletic have confirmed that negotiations over the transfer of winger Antonio Valencia to Manchester United are expected to start "very shortly".
Manchester United need just one point from their final two matches to retain the English Premier League title after fighting back from going a goal behind to win 2-1 at Wigan Athletic on Wednesday.
Manchester United are waiting on the fitness of England international Rio Ferdinand ahead of their vital trip to Wigan Athletic on Wednesday night.
After a week when he could not be traced, Egyptian striker Amir Zaki is back at his Premier League club side Wigan Athletic in northern England.
Goals from Wayne Rooney and Dimitar Berbatov saw Manchester United come from behind to win 2-1 at Newcastle, a result that restores their seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League.
Liverpool's Premier League title hopes suffered another severe setback as they went down 2-0 to relegation strugglers Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium on Saturday.
Aston Villa and Arsenal missed the chance to take closer order in the Premier League title race as both were held to goalless draws on Saturday.
Premier League high-flyers Aston Villa have secured the signing of England international striker Emile Heskey from Wigan Athletic for a fee of £3.5 million ($4.8m) on a three-and-a-half year contract -- the official Villa Web site has confirmed.
Tottenham Hotspur have clinched the signing of midfielder Wilson Palacios from Wigan in a transfer reported to be worth £14 million ($19.77 million)
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp's defense of the FA Cup he won with Portsmouth last season started with a comfortable 3-1 third round home victory over Wigan on Friday night.
Henri Camara scored his first Premier League goal in almost two years, as Wigan beat Everton 1-0 at the JJB Stadium.
Jay Simpson scored his first Arsenal goals in a 3-0 victory over Wigan as the club's teenage stars swept their north London club into the League Cup quarterfinals on Tuesday.
Controversy reigned in the big European leagues this weekend, and some big local derbies were played out, testing the metal of the top names.
Jermain Defoe scored a first-half penalty against his former club before Peter Crouch added a second, as Portmouth beat Tottenham 2-0 to leave Juande Ramos' hapless side rooted to the bottom of the English Premier League.
Portuguese international Deco gave Chelsea a 1-0 Premier League victory at Wigan when he curled in a superb fourth minute free kick at the JJB Stadium on Sunday.
Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has admitted that star striker Didier Drogba is unlikely to feature for his side until the very end of August.
Egypt international Amr Zaki is hoping to prove himself in the English Premier League after clinching a season-long loan deal with Wigan Athletic on Tuesday.
First Blood to Manchester United, as goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Ryan Giggs made them the John Rambo to Chelsea's bumbling small town sheriff in last Sunday's EPL finale. At the moment it's anyone's guess who'll play the muscle-bound Vietnam veteran, and who'll be the hapless Vietnamese soldiers in next week's sequel.
CNN's Pedro Pinto reports on Chelsea's defeat against Bolton. The championship title went to Manchester United.
Manchester United claimed their 10th Premier League title with a 2-0 victory at Wigan Athletic on a dramatic final day of the season.
After eight months and 32 games, the destination of this season's English Premier League title has been decided in the space of five days.
Chelsea manager Avram Grant still believes that his side can win the English Premier League title, despite dropping two points in Monday night's home match against Wigan.
Emile Heskey's shock injury-time equalizer blew a massive hole in Chelsea's hunt for the English Premier League title as visitors Wigan held the Blues to a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge.
Manchester United is running rampant. Last Saturday, the Red Devils demolished eighth-place Aston Villa 4-0 at Old Trafford and remain five points clear of Chelsea in the English Premier League race. The standard of United's soccer was so sublime, the score line actually flattered the losers.
Brian McBride's first goal since August gave Fulham their second league win in 18 games and dented Everton's hopes of a top-four finish in the English Premier League on Sunday.
English Premier League club Wigan Athletic sacked manager Chris Hutchings on Monday.
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