Mathieu Debuchy out for three months

Arsenal right-back Mathieu Debuchy has been ruled out for three months after undergoing surgery on the ankle he injured against Manchester City. The Frenchman was stretchered off nine minutes from time at The Emirates after damaging ligaments in his left ankle when landing awkwardly following a header. The 29-year-old, who represented his

MTN8 semi-final draw

Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates were separated in the MTN8 semi-final draw conducted at the Premier Soccer League offices on Monday afternoon. The two arch-rivals will both be on the road for their matches, with Pirates travelling to Bidvest Wits while Chiefs are set to visit defending champions Platinum

Brazil keeper Cesar recalled by QPR

QPR have recalled Julio Cesar from his loan at MLS side Toronto FC. The 34-year-old goalkeeper, who played in all seven of Brazil’s matches in this year’s World Cup, made seven appearances for the Canadian side. A statement on www.torontofc.ca read: "Toronto FC announced Friday that Brazilian international goalkeeper Julio Cesar has

Pellegrini praises Iheanacho

Kelechi Iheanacho has earned Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini's backing after scoring in his first appearance with the first team against Sporting Kansas. The Under-17 FIFA World Cup star was handed his first-team debut tjhis week and scored the Premier League champions' final goal to seal the 4-1 victory. The Nigerian youngster

Rodgers: Agger still a key man

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has described Daniel Agger as "one of the best players" at the club, and insists he still has a future at Anfield. The Denmark international's contributions last season were hampered by injury, with the defender going on to make just 16 Premier League starts as Mamadou Sakho

United to start at Swansea, Blues host Hull

Champions Manchester United will travel to Swansea City for their first Premier League match under new manager David Moyes, while Manuel Pellegrini's Manchester City are at home to Newcastle United on August 17. United, kicking off their league campaign without Alex Ferguson in charge for the first time since 1986, were