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Title blow for Manchester City after 1-0 loss at Sunderland

Seven months after winning the Premier League with Manchester City, Adam Johnson inflicted a blow to his former club’s title defence by clinching a 1-0 victory for Sunderland on Wednesday.

Thursday, 27 December, 2012, 9:53am

Barry late goal closes gap on leaders United

Manchester City closed the gap on Premier League leaders Manchester United in dramatic fashion as Gareth Barry's stoppage-time winner clinched a crucial 1-0 victory over Reading.

23 Dec 2012 - 3:43am

Anything can happen over the Premier League's crowded holiday period

The ghosts of Christmas past haunt Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho. "I was about nine and my father was sacked on Christmas Day. He was a manager, the results had not been good. The telephone rang and he was sacked in the middle of our lunch," he once recalled.

22 Dec 2012 - 6:25am

Yaya Toure wins Africa's soccer player of the year

Ivorian Yaya Toure has won Africa's top football honour, beating countryman Didier Drogba and Alexandre Song of Cameroon for the CAF player of the year award.

Manchester City's Toure, 29, claimed the prize for the second consecutive year, capping a season where he helped guide his club to the English Premier League title, their first in 44 years.

22 Dec 2012 - 1:46am

Merry Christmas looms for Manchester United

Being top of the English Premier League at Christmas used to be seen as something of a curse, but Manchester United can draw strength from the recent trend of title-winning sides establishing an early lead and holding on to it.

22 Dec 2012 - 1:46am

Roberto Mancini calls on Manchester City to unite

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini will be hoping an air of togetherness can help his team pile the pressure on Manchester United with a win over Reading today.

22 Dec 2012 - 1:52am

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

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 Eastlands.

15 Dec 2012 - 3:00am

Asia Trophy set for Hong Kong return

The English Premier League (EPL) Asia Trophy is set to return to Hong Kong next summer, just two years after the showpiece was last staged in the city.

Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore and other league executives were expected to be in town this week to iron out the details, a source close to the deal said yesterday.

12 Dec 2012 - 2:59am

FA's Bernstein calls for life bans for violent soccer fans

English Football Association chairman David Bernstein wants fans who "hijack" matches with bad behaviour to be handed life bans.

The FA chief spoke in the aftermath of Sunday's heated Manchester derby which saw United defender Rio Ferdinand struck by a coin thrown from the crowd and nine others charged by police in connection with the match.

11 Dec 2012 - 2:31am

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.

10 Dec 2012 - 2:44am