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2008–09 Premier League

No good reason to bet against City claiming title

A fifth name is set to be inscribed on the English Premier League trophy tomorrow night when Manchester City will almost certainly join neighbours United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Blackburn as the only clubs to have taken the title in the 20 years since the league was formed.

Saturday, 12 May, 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

Path to Wembley clear for Premier teams in FA Cup

With the Manchester clubs dumped out of the FA Cup by Liverpool, the path to the final is clearing for the other members of the Premier League big six as they go into the fifth round this weekend.

18 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Home is where the hope is for United against Liverpool

Manchester United v Liverpool Part III is top of the bill on this weekend's English Premier League programme and home advantage should enable United to get the better of their bitter rivals for the first time this season.

11 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Chelsea no longer part of Premier League's duopoly

Chelsea and Manchester United have dominated the English Premier League championship for so long that it seems strange only one of the teams are in the title hunt as they go into tomorrow's showdown at Stamford Bridge.

4 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Top two form teams promise goals galore on 'Super Sunday'

The English Premier League is going to throw up a host of 'Super Sundays' now that the Manchester clubs have been shunted into the Europa League, and tomorrow's menu will be hard to beat.

17 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Stern examination as resurgent Blues face City acid test

Chelsea vs Manchester City on Monday night is the standout fixture on the English Premier League programme.

But there are significant tests everywhere - not only Chelsea's resurgence and City's leadership, but also Martin O'Neill's return to Sunderland management, Newcastle's coping without their best defenders and Tottenham's blistering form as they visit Stoke.

10 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Strong start does not guarantee title belongs to United

Manchester United's victory over Chelsea last weekend made them only the sixth team in English Premier League history to open the season with five straight wins and the first to do it for Alex Ferguson.

24 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Manchester giants sound warning with second-half surge

Five draws on the opening weekend meant the English Premier League season got off to a largely inconclusive start, but wins for the two Manchester giants confirmed they are ready-made title contenders, not works in progress like weakened Arsenal and rebuilt Liverpool.

20 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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Manchester United have the opportunity to strike the first blow in the English Premier League title race this weekend when they could move 10 points clear with victory over Fulham tonight - but they will have to cope without star striker Wayne Rooney following his suspension for a foul-mouthed outburst into the TV cameras.

9 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

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Newcastle in 2002-03 were the last team from outside England's big four to reach the lucrative group stage of the Champions League, but this season the big four's stranglehold on those riches is facing its most concerted challenge in years.

1 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

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Sam Allardyce's departure from Newcastle has sent shockwaves through the Premier League and in particular at Portsmouth, whose manager Harry Redknapp was quickly identified as the number one choice to take over at St James' Park.

12 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

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The pick of four all-Premiership ties in the FA Cup third round is Aston Villa at home to Manchester United and, remarkably, it is the fourth time in seven seasons that the two clubs have met at this stage of the competition.

5 Jan 2008 - 12:00am