Latest News

  • 'It was weird', says Rooney after Everton return

    'It was weird', says Rooney after Everton return

    AFP News
    'It was weird', says Rooney after Everton return

    Wayne Rooney admitted it felt "weird" putting on the blue shirt of his boyhood club Everton once again in a testimonial match for Goodison Park cult hero Duncan Ferguson on Sunday. Rooney, who started out with the Toffees before being sold to Manchester United in 2004, came off the bench to a standing ovation for the final 15 minutes of the match against Villarreal which the Spanish side won 2-1 before a crowd of almost 35,000. United manager Louis van Gaal will be relieved that Rooney …

  • Rodgers hails 'incredible' Benteke in Liverpool win

    Rodgers hails 'incredible' Benteke in Liverpool win

    AFP News
    Rodgers hails 'incredible' Benteke in Liverpool win

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers hailed new signing Christian Benteke after his wonder goal set the Premier League giants on their way to victory at third-tier Swindon Town in their final pre-season friendly on Sunday. $50.7 million dollars) arrival from top-flight rivals Aston Villa last month -- scored a spectacular 20-yard volley just after half-time as Liverpool triumphed 2-1 at the County Ground. "Christian's goal was incredible, whether it was a pre-season friendly or in a league or …

  • Five things we learnt from the Community Shield

    Five things we learnt from the Community Shield

    AFP News
    Five things we learnt from the Community Shield

    Arsenal beat Chelsea 1-0 in the Community Shield on Sunday, securing the first trophy of the new English season and setting the stage for the start of the Premier League next weekend. Cech pays early dividends After enduring years of costly calamities from his goalkeepers, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hopes his £10 million pre-season swoop for Petr Cech will finally bring some much-needed stability between the posts and the early signs look promising. With Chelsea bombarding the penalty area …

  • Arsenal beats Chelsea 1-0 in Community Shield at Wembley

    Arsenal beats Chelsea 1-0 in Community Shield at Wembley

    Associated Press
    Arsenal beats Chelsea 1-0 in Community Shield at Wembley

    LONDON (AP) — Arsene Wenger finally earned his first win over Jose Mourinho on Sunday as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's first-half goal gave Arsenal a 1-0 victory over Chelsea in the Community Shield. …

  • Wenger hails rugged Arsenal, Mourinho impressed

    Wenger hails rugged Arsenal, Mourinho impressed

    Reuters
    Wenger hails rugged Arsenal, Mourinho impressed

    By William Schomberg LONDON (Reuters) - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger praised his team’s uncharacteristically rugged display after they beat champions Chelsea 1-0 in the Community Shield on Sunday. Wenger denied, however, that he was giving up on his usual attacked-minded approach to football after frustrating many Arsenal fans for years by prioritising stylish play even though it did not produce much silverware. A rare win over Chelsea, in the English season's traditional curtain-raiser, …