2002–03 Fa Premier League

Bet on goals as United and City chase title glory

The English Premier League has seven matches tonight and two more tomorrow, but they are all just appetisers for Monday's blockbuster between Manchester City and Manchester United.

Saturday, 28 April, 2012, 12:00am

Don't believe myth that United are the strongest finishers

The English Premier League is a marathon not a sprint, according to the old saying, but now the destiny of the title is going to come down to which of the Manchester clubs can manage the fastest finish over the final 10 games.

17 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Pressure is on to pile up points in holiday season

The Christmas and New Year period remains one of the unique tests of English Premier League title challengers, and this year - when each team face four games packed into a maximum of 16 days - there will be great pressure to maximise points.

24 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Liverpool set up a tantalising clash with dominant City

Liverpool's win at Chelsea last weekend has set up a fascinating home showdown tomorrow with English Premier League leaders Manchester City in the biggest match of a weekend which also features Manchester United playing Newcastle tonight.

26 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Judgment day as Old Trafford awaits ambitious City

October 23 has been circled in red on the calendar ever since the English Premier League fixture list was unveiled and now it is almost upon us. It is the day of reckoning for Manchester City's title aspirations as they visit neighbours United.

22 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Londoners will be keen to close gap on Manchester rivals

The two Manchester giants could be out of sight of some of the lesser title hopefuls before too long, unless Arsenal and Tottenham can find some better form in this weekend's two big matches in the English Premier League.

27 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

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Now we will find out how good Alex Ferguson's latest Manchester United team are.

At the end of the month they will face the daunting task of taking on Barcelona in the Champions League final, but first they must repel the renewed challenge from Chelsea in the English Premier League title race.

7 May 2011 - 12:00am

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Winning is imperative at this stage of the season and that is still the case at the top of the table, despite Manchester United's six-point lead with five games to play.

23 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

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Chelsea's 6-1 midweek win over Derby has set up the closest Premier League title race in almost a decade, and both Chelsea and Manchester United have the chance to increase the pressure on leaders Arsenal tonight.

15 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

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Bolton parted company with Sammy Lee this week 'by mutual consent' only nine matches into the English Premier League season, but they may not have acted quickly enough to save the club from relegation.

20 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

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Arsenal have performed well in London derbies this season, with wins over Tottenham and Fulham, and they can complete a hat-trick at West Ham tonight.

29 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

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Manchester United and Chelsea moved a step closer to another big showdown with their midweek Champions League wins, but tonight it is back to business in the Premiership as they face tough games against top-six opposition.

28 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Funny Old Game

Aston Villa chairman Doug Ellis was famous in England for getting rid of managers but he's got nothing on the board at Brazil's Fluminense, who are on to their fifth coach - this year. Fluminense's players were introduced to their latest boss, Antonio Lopes, when he took charge of his first training session on Thursday.

26 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Who did what last season

Champions: Chelsea (Champions League)

Runners-up: Manchester United (Champions League)

Third place: Liverpool (Champions League 3rd qualifying round)

Fourth place: Arsenal (Champions League 3rd qualifying round)

Fifth place: Tottenham Hotspur (Uefa Cup)

Sixth place: Blackburn Rovers (Uefa Cup)

19 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Fulham, Hammers offer great odds

Away teams Portsmouth and Charlton look ripe for the taking

The Premiership programme divides into two halves this weekend - mismatches with short-priced favourites, or games that are so close on form that they are difficult to call.

1 Apr 2006 - 12:00am