PSG becoming Champions League specialists in failure
PARIS (AP) — There really are no excuses left for Paris Saint-Germain.
For the second time in three seasons, the cash-rich French club made the wrong kind of Champions League history in a...
Man United defies injury crisis to beat Palace 3-1
LONDON (AP) — Manchester United made light of its injury crisis by winning 3-1 at Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Wednesday, with Romelu Lukaku scoring two of the goals on his return to...
Solskjaer’s Man U downs Huddersfield 3-1 with Pogba double
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Paul Pogba scored twice as interim coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer marked his first home match in charge of Manchester United with a 3-1 win over bottom club Huddersfield in the English Premier League on Wednesday.
Solskjaer, whose first match in charge on Saturday was a 5-1 victory at Cardiff, received a warm reception from the crowd as he returned to Old Trafford 11 1/2 years after representing them as a player.
Man United ends Watford’s perfect start with 2-1 win in EPL
WATFORD, England (AP) — Manchester United ended Watford's unexpectedly perfect start to the English Premier League with a 2-1 victory in the fifth round on Saturday.
Romelu Lukaku and Chris Smalling scored inside three minutes in the first half and Jose Mourinho's side had to withstand a second-half fightback by Watford.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Michael Carrick ended his Manchester United playing career at Old Trafford by helping to set up the goal in a 1-0 win over Watford on the final day of the Premier League season on Sunday.
Carrick's superb long pass played Juan Mata in behind the defense and Marcus Rashford tapped into the goal in the 34th minute for the runners-up.
LONDON (AP) — Nemanja Matic scored a stunning long-range goal in injury time as Manchester United came from two goals down to beat Crystal Palace 3-2 in a wild English Premier League game and reclaim second place on Monday.
The midfielder's first goal for United turned out to be a special one, as he collected a loose ball about 25 meters out and sent a dipping shot into the corner.
United beats Benfica 2-0 after more agony for keeper Svilar
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Another Champions League victory for Manchester United. Another moment to forget in the competition for young Benfica goalkeeper Mile Svilar.
Two weeks after carrying the ball over his own goal-line to gift United a 1-0 win in Lisbon, the 18-year-old Svilar endured the misfortune of conceding an own goal to set the English club on its way to a 2-0 win at Old Trafford on Tuesday.
The ‘stability player,’ Matic already making Man United tick
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — As Nemanja Matic was winning towering headers, intercepting passes, dribbling round opponents and generally running the midfield in his first Premier League game for Manchester United, imagine what Antonio Conte must have been thinking.
The Chelsea coach didn't want to sell Matic, particularly not to a title rival like United. But an offer of 40 million pounds ($53 million) for a 29-year-old was too good for Chelsea's hierarchy to turn down.
Man United, Tottenham make winning starts in Premier League
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Two summer signings costing $150 million inspired Manchester United to an easy victory in its opening Premier League match of the season.
Tottenham didn't spend anything in the transfer market during the offseason but still got off to a winning start Sunday.
Romelu Lukaku scored twice and Nemanja Matic ran the game from central midfield as United beat West Ham 4-0 in an ominous performance at Old Trafford.
Lukaku scores 2, Man United beats West Ham 4-0 in EPL
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — New signing Romelu Lukaku scored twice and Paul Pogba capped an ominous team display with a long-range strike as Manchester United beat West Ham 4-0 in their opening game of the Premier League season on Sunday.
With offseason recruit Nemanja Matic also excelling in central midfield, United looks to have a side that can seriously challenge for its first league title since 2013, Alex Ferguson's final year at the club.
Manchester United signs Nemanja Matic from Chelsea
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United signed midfielder Nemanja Matic from Chelsea on Monday on a three-year contract.
The 28-year-old Serb rejoins former manager Jose Mourinho after playing a key role when the Portuguese coach guided Chelsea to the Premier League title in the 2014-15 season.
"I am delighted to have joined Manchester United," Matic said. "To work with Jose Mourinho once again was an opportunity I couldn't turn down."
Monaco sold another member of its young squad that thrilled European soccer last season when France midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko joined Chelsea on Saturday.
The English champion didn't disclose the fee for the 22-year-old central midfielder, who has signed a five-year deal.
"I have grown up watching Chelsea," Bakayoko said. "Signing was the natural thing for me because it is a club I loved very much in my childhood."
Chelsea could own the EPL title on Friday
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea was one more win away from taking the English Premier League title after beating Middlesbrough 3-0 on Monday.
The Blues have the chance to claim their second league title in three seasons when they face West Brom on Friday. They moved seven points clear of second-placed Tottenham, and all but consigned Middlesbrough to relegation.
Goals came from Diego Costa, Marcos Alonso, and Nemanja Matic in an attack masterfully orchestrated by Cesc Fabregas at Stamford Bridge.
LONDON (AP) — Eden Hazard had a rare view from the Chelsea bench, and it wasn't comfortable viewing.
Twice Willian scored, but each time Tottenham struck back in the FA Cup semifinal on Saturday.
Approaching an hour in with a sharper, slicker Spurs seizing the initiative at Wembley Stadium, Chelsea coach Antonio Conte finally deployed Hazard.
"When you play football you want to play every game," Hazard said, "but he made a great choice."
Fabregas helps Chelsea go 11 points clear with goal, assist
LONDON (AP) — Cesc Fabregas made the most of a rare Chelsea start on Saturday, with a goal and an assist on his 300th Premier League appearance helping the leaders beat Swansea 3-1 to go 11 points clear.
After dislodging Nemanja Matic from the lineup to make only his sixth start in 26 league matches, Fabregas put Chelsea in front in the 19th minute with a deflected shot.
Perfect 10: Fabregas earns Chelsea 10th straight win in EPL
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Used sparingly by Chelsea during its long run of victories, Cesc Fabregas is providing significant reminders of his enduring value to the English Premier League leaders.
Two weeks ago, it was Fabregas' raking pass to set up Diego Costa's goal that sparked Chelsea's come-from-behind win at Manchester City.