Beckham scores as United faces Bayern 20 years after CL win

Soccer 05/26/19, 15:26

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wound back the years as the Manchester United manager came off the bench to score for Alex Ferguson's side against a Bayern Munich team in the "Treble Reunion" match — 20 years to the day after United won the 1999 Champions League final.Fans young and old descended ...

Kompany leaving Manchester City after 11 seasons

Soccer 05/19/19, 03:30

Vincent Kompany says he is leaving Manchester City after 11 seasons.The Belgium defender announced his decision on his social-media channels on Sunday, a day after captaining City in its FA Cup final win over Watford. That clinched a domestic treble, unprecedented in the men's game in England.Kompany joined City in ...

Financial case a cloud over unprecedented City titles’ feat

Soccer 05/18/19, 18:56

After the FA Cup was raised aloft by Manchester City's players, the Wembley Stadium pyrotechnics didn't cast a cloud over the team's unprecedented sweep of English soccer's men's trophies.The only shadow came from the investigations by soccer authorities into leaked documents that allegedly show the game's costliest squad was assembled ...

Man City completes sweep of English trophies with FA Cup win

Soccer 05/18/19, 12:58

Raheem Sterling scored a hat trick as Manchester City completed the first sweep of English men's football trophies by routing Watford 6-0 in a record-equaling FA Cup final victory margin on Saturday.The fourth piece of silverware was sealed with four different scorers at Wembley Stadium, with David Silva, Kevin De ...

Guardiola has ‘trust’ in Man City amid UEFA investigation

Soccer 05/17/19, 09:37

Pep Guardiola has spoken to Manchester City's executives and retains his "trust" in the club amid UEFA's investigation into financial misconduct that could result in the English Premier League winners getting banned from the Champions League."I know exactly what happened, I know exactly what they did," Guardiola said on Friday, ...

Man City, Watford seek landmark win in FA Cup final

Soccer 05/16/19, 07:27

One team is looking to complete an unprecedented domestic treble, bolstering its status as possibly the greatest ever in English soccer. The other is trying to capture a major trophy for the first time.For either Manchester City or Watford, this FA Cup final will come to represent a landmark moment ...

Man City prolongs Liverpool drought by retaining EPL title

Soccer 05/12/19, 16:37

Earning 97 points is almost always enough to win the Premier League. Not for Liverpool, which had the misfortune of running up against a Manchester City team setting new standards of excellence.Only for 21 minutes during Sunday's season finale was the title in Liverpool's hands.But by completing the season with ...

Key moments as City beats Liverpool to Premier League title

Soccer 05/12/19, 14:15

Manchester City came out on top in one of English soccer's most thrilling and high-quality title races, retaining the Premier League trophy for the first time after finishing a point clear of Liverpool on Sunday.Here's a look at the key moments in their gripping duel:PRESEASON SIGNINGSManchester City's Vincent Kompany lifts ...

Watford’s FA Cup final preparations hit by loss to West Ham

Soccer 05/12/19, 13:42

Watford's preparations for next weekend's FA Cup final against Manchester City were hit by a 4-1 loss to West Ham on the final day of the Premier League season on Sunday.Aside from the psychological damage inflicted by a big loss, Watford also had left back Jose Holebas sent off — ...

The wait goes on: Elusive league title evades Liverpool

Soccer 05/12/19, 11:31

For about 20 minutes on an afternoon of extraordinary highs, lows, twists and turns at Anfield, Liverpool thought the wait could finally be ending.Liverpool was leading Wolverhampton Wanderers; Manchester City was drawing, briefly losing, and then only drawing again at Brighton.The Reds were top of the "as it stands" Premier ...

Man City retains Premier League title on final day of season

Sports 05/12/19, 11:04

Manchester City retained the Premier League trophy after coming from behind to beat Brighton 4-1 and see off Liverpool's relentless challenge on the final day of the season on Sunday.The quality and intensity of the title race was emphasized by City requiring a 14th successive league victory to finish a ...

Man United ends mediocre season with home loss to Cardiff

Soccer 05/12/19, 11:01

Manchester United ended yet another Premier League season in disappointing fashion, losing 2-0 at home to already relegated Cardiff on Sunday.While bitter rivals Liverpool and Manchester City fought for the title down to the wire, United slumped to its first league loss to Cardiff since 1960 in front of many ...

Liverpool beats Wolves, misses out on Premier League title

Soccer 05/12/19, 10:56

The wait goes into a third decade for Liverpool.Despite a 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers, Liverpool missed out on becoming English champion for the first time since 1990 because title rival Manchester City beat Brighton 4-1 on an afternoon of fluctuating emotions on Sunday.The Reds finished on 97 points — ...

Man U midfielder Herrera confirms leaving club

Soccer 05/11/19, 05:19

Midfielder Ander Herrera confirmed he's leaving Manchester United after its season ends this weekend.Herrera's contract ends this season after five years at United, and he posted a goodbye on the club's Twitter account on Saturday.He was signed from Athletic Bilbao in the 2014 offseason, and helped United win the FA ...

Guardiola: City will get ‘destroyed’ if it throws away title

Soccer 05/10/19, 09:37

To Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, surrendering the English Premier League title on the final day of the season would not detract from his team's brilliant year.After all, Guardiola said on Friday, City was still on course to win every trophy possible with just a few weeks left in the ...

Phelan staying as Man United’s assistant under Solskjaer

Sports 05/10/19, 04:23

Mike Phelan is staying as the assistant to Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after being hired on a permanent basis.United says Phelan has signed a three-year deal.Phelan was a long-time assistant under Alex Ferguson at United. When Solskjaer joined as interim manager in December, he brought in Phelan to ...

The long wait: Liverpool looks to win elusive league title

Sports 05/10/19, 01:20

Celebrating their 10th league title in 15 years, Liverpool players jumped joyously at Anfield on April 28, 1990, never suspecting a decades-long wait for the next.When the Reds took a nine-point lead in late December, Kopites thought that elusive 19th English championship was just ahead.Not quite.FILE - In this May ...

NBC set to capture drama of Premier League’s final match day

Soccer 05/09/19, 17:52

NBC's Sports Group already had the makings of a dramatic Sunday with the English Premier League coming down to the final day, but Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur's dramatic comebacks in the Champions League semifinals have created even more excitement.All 10 games will air across NBCUniversal platforms, but the most attention ...

Arsenal into Europa League final; Chelsea, Frankfurt to ET

Sports 05/09/19, 15:56

Arsenal qualified for the Europa League final by beating Valencia 4-2 thanks to a hat trick from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on Thursday, completing a 7-3 win on aggregate.The other semifinal between Chelsea and Eintracht Frankfurt headed for extra time at Stamford Bridge following a 1-1 draw after 90 minutes. It was ...

Man City, Liverpool vie for title in Premier League finale

Soccer 05/09/19, 06:33

They've combined for nearly 200 points, lost only five times between them, and won every single game in the past two months.Compliments have flowed between their managers, each describing the other's side as among the best in the world.They are separated by a single point heading into the final day ...

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