City level point with Chelsea with win Over bottom half

Spanish magician Silva struck twice and Yaya Toure added another as Manuel Pellegrini's striker-less formation proved too tricky for Neil Warnock's Eagles David Silva's first goals at the Etihad Stadium for a year clinched victory for Manchester City and saw them draw level on points with Premier League leaders Chelsea. Spain star

Joe Hart signs new Manchester City contract keeping him at the Premier League champions until end of the 2018-19 season

Manchester City have confirmed goalkeeper Joe Hart has signed a new deal which will keep him at the club until summer 2019. The England goalkeeper becomes the latest City player to extend his stay at the Etihad Stadium, following the likes of Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko, Aleksandar Kolarov, Samir Nasri and

Mario Balotelli given one-match ban over racist post

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been suspended for one match, fined £25,000 ($39,176) and ordered to attend to an education course after making racist and anti-semitic comments. Balotelli had already accepted a charge of an aggravated breach of Football Association rule E3, relating to references of ethnic origin, colour, race,

Michael Dawson out until after New Year

Hull defender Michael Dawson is only expected to return to action after the New Year due to the hamstring injury he sustained against Chelsea on Saturday. The 31-year-old limped off after just 10 minutes of the Tigers' 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge, having already missed a month of the campaign with

Nigel Pearson: Leicester manager accepts FA charge

Pearson was caught on camera making the comments towards a fan during the 3-1 defeat to Liverpool at the start of December Nigel Pearson has accepted a Football Association charge of using insulting words towards a fan after a bust-up during the Foxes' recent 3-1 loss to Liverpool . The FA confirmed

Newcastle shine on

Newcastle recorded their fourth straight victory as substitute Ayoze Perez secured them a 1-0 home win over Liverpool. The marked upturn in form for Alan Pardew's Magpies continued on Saturday as Perez - the match-winner at Tottenham in their last league outing - struck the only goal of the game in

Kompany: Three-way title fight

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has predicted there will be a three-way battle for the Premier League title this season. Chelsea, who are currently three points clear at the top of the table following their 1-1 draw at the Etihad on Sunday, are odds-on favourites to win the title with champions

Mata issues United apology

Juan Mata has apologised to Manchester United fans after the team's embarrassing capitulation at Leicester City on Sunday. United were on course for successive Premier League victories for the first time under Louis van Gaal but let a two-goal lead slip with the score at 3-1, conceding four goals in 21

Cesc Fabregas discusses the importance of rivals dropping points

Man City and Arsenal must drop points if Chelsea are to win the league, says new signings Cesc fabregas has claimed that Chelsea's 4-2 win over Swansea was even more valuable after Manchester City and Arsenal dropped points in the early kickoff. "Obviously we wanted three points as usual, but the more

Real Madrid to move for Hernandez?

Real Madrid have reportedly earmarked Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez as a potential loan signing, should they miss out on Radamel Falcao or Alvaro Negredo. The Galacticos are looking to strengthen their striking options before the close of the transfer market on Monday evening and have been heavily linked with last-minute

Morgan Schneiderlin happy to stay

Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin says that he has put his rocky off-season behind him and is now committed to the Saints' cause once more. The France international has been courted by, among others, Tottenham during the current transfer window, and expressed his desire to leave the St Mary's Stadium. However, having already