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  1. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

    Derby win over City boosts United's title hopes, Giggs says

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Welsh veteran says the Old Trafford side are in the driving seat to win the league after defeating bitter rivals in the Manchester derby last week Giggs: City win will fire up United Manchester United star Ryan Giggs said his side's derby triumph over Manchester City has provided the perfect springboard to wrestle the title away from ...

  2. Sport - Soccer - UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

    Ferguson confident ahead of Manchester derby

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manchester Fergie confident ahead of Manchester derby Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson insists he has no worries about going into Sunday's Manchester derby on the back of a defeat. United were beaten for the second successive time in Europe when they slipped to a 1-0 home defeat to Romanian vistors Cluj. Ferguson's side had progressed ...

  3. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

    Alex Ferguson targets epic Manchester derby triumph

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... targets epic derby win Alex Ferguson lit the fuse on a potentially explosive showdown with Manchester City as the Manchester United manager claimed a victory at Eastlands would be one of his club's greatest-ever results. For the first time in 44 years, City will go into the Manchester derby as reigning English champions, but the bragging rights from pipping United to the title ...

  4. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Van Persie breaks City hearts in derby thriller

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manchester Dutchman's stoppage-time winner sees United widen their Premiership lead to six points Van Persie breaks City hearts in derby thriller Robin van Persie scored a sensational stoppage-time winner to give Manchester United a 3-2 win at Manchester City yesterday that sent them six points clear in the Premier League. Pablo Zabaleta looked ...

  5. Sport - Soccer

    Neighbours' soccer rivalry common worldwide

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... an astonishing 16 derbies, but with no fewer than six clubs in England's top division- the same number as Buenos Aires- London has the most high-profile games between near-neighbours. Proximity ... be traced to shipyard workers in docks either side of the River Thames. On Merseyside, in northwestern England, the derby between Liverpool and Everton reached its peak in the 1980s when the league ...

  6. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Van Persie breaks drought as United close in on title

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Dutchman scores first goal in 11 games, while Di Canio gets first win in Tyne-Wear derby Van Persie breaks drought as United close in on title Manchester United took ... to winning ways after Monday's loss in the Manchester derby, although City, who tackled Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-finals overnight, have a game in hand. Stoke, meanwhile, find themselves ...

  7. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

    Red Devils won't let City derail title push, says Ferguson

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... won't let City derail title push Alex Ferguson insists there is no chance Manchester United will allow Manchester City the satisfaction of slowing their title charge in Monday's derby ... to have scuppered their hopes of retaining the title, captain Vincent Kompany believes a victory over United would at least salvage some pride. "A derby is a derby. I don't think we ...

  8. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

    Roberto Mancini says Manchester City are equal of United

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manchester As Manchester derby day dawns, manager insists the massive lead United have built up in league is not a genuine indicator of merits Points gap doesn't reflect true situation: Mancini Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini insists his team will use today's derby to show they are still Manchester United's equals even though ...

  9. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

    Ferguson warns United against complacency ahead of Stoke clash

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... slumped into the relegation dogfight after losing five of their last six matches and have never beaten United in the Premier League. But, with Monday's derby defeat against City still fresh ... for the Tyne-Wear derby with both clubs desperately in need of vital points- and bragging rights in the north-east. The France international is pushing for only his second start in four months at St ...

  10. Sport - Soccer - YOU BET NICK PULFORD

    Arsenal in greatest peril of an early exit in FA Cup

    Posted Jan 05th 2013, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... are Leeds (home to Birmingham), Millwall (home to Preston) and possibly Derby (home to Tranmere). On the handicap, the best options are Newcastle (away at Brighton), Burnley (at Barnsley) ... Leeds, Millwall, Derby, Sheffield United, Newcastle, Burnley, Sunderland, Doncaster, Levante, Sevilla, Napoli.   FIXTURES TODAY English FA Cup, third round (11pm unless otherwise stated): ...




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