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Manchester City to begin Premier League title defence at West Ham | Football News – Times of India

Manchester City will begin their Premier League title defence with a trip to West Ham United, while the season will kick off with a London derby for the second year in a row as Crystal Palace host Arsenal. Liverpool, who finished second last season, will travel to newly-promoted Fulham, and Nottingham Forest will play at Newcastle United to mark their return to the Premier League after 23 years. Chelsea will kick off their season under the new ownership led by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital by playing away to Everton, while Bournemouth will host Aston Villa in their first game in the top flight after earning promotion. Manchester United, under new manager Erik ten Hag, will begin their campaign at home against Brighton & Hove Albion and Tottenham Hotspur will host Southampton. Th...
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Man City retain Premier League title with a dramatic late comeback win against Aston Villa | Football News – Times of India

MANCHESTER: Manchester City retained the Premier League title in the most dramatic of fashion as they hauled themselves back from 2-0 down to beat Aston Villa 3-2 with three goals in the final 15 minutes on Sunday. Ilkay Gundogan came off the bench to score twice with Rodri also on target as Pep Guardiola's men held off Liverpool's title charge to win the league by a point. As it happened: Man City vs Aston VillaIn scenes reminiscent of the first of City's now six league titles in 11 seasons when Sergio Aguero scored a 93rd minute winner to deny Manchester United the title on goal difference, the champions produced a remarkable comeback at the Etihad. Goals from Matty Cash and former Liverpool favourite Philippe Coutinho looked set to gift the Reds the title. Jurgen Klopp's men did thei...
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Liverpool’s Klopp has ‘no reason’ to talk to Gerrard before title climax | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he'd no intention of contacting club great Steven Gerrard to offer words of encouragement before the climax to a thrilling Premier League title race this weekend. Klopp's much-changed side beat Southampton 2-1 on Tuesday to move just one point behind leaders Manchester City with one match to play. Liverpool, seeking to become champions for the second time in three seasons, complete their campaign at home to Wolves on Sunday, hoping an Aston Villa team now managed by Gerrard can do them a major favour away to City. Klopp is confident Villa, who also host relegation-threatened Burnley on Thursday, have sufficient motivation of their own to pull off a shock result at the Etihad Stadium. "No, of course not," replied the German, when asked if he pl...
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Liverpool wins 1-0 at Newcastle to keep pressure on City, Norwich relegated

Liverpool kept its quadruple hopes alive with a 1-0 win over Newcastle on Saturday to maintain pressure on Premier League title rival Manchester City. Naby Keita’s classy first-half goal at St. James’ Park was enough to send Liverpool two points ahead of City, which plays at Leeds later. Even with Trent Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Thiago Alcantara and Mohamed Salah rested from the starting lineup ahead of Tuesday’s decisive Champions League semifinal game at Villarreal, Liverpool could have won more comfortably as Newcastle’s hopes of a fifth straight league win wilted in the face of almost constant pressure. Newcastle was also bidding for a seventh straight win at home and the game kicked off amid a raucous atmosphere that might have increased had Jonjo Shelvey managed to make a better ...
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Premier League: Bukayo Saka strike enough to earn Arsenal win at Villa | Football News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: Fourth-placed Arsenal opened up a four-point gap over Manchester United in fifth in the Premier League standings after Bukayo Saka's first-half strike earned them a 1-0 victory at Aston Villa on Saturday. Looking to get back to winning ways following their midweek defeat to Liverpool -- their first loss in seven in all competitions -- Arsenal dominated the opening period in the Villa Park sunshine. Their fine, flowing first-half football deserved more than the one goal given to them by Saka on the half-hour mark -- Arsenal's 2,000th Premier League strike. Villa did not have a single shot, on or off target, in the first half, but improved after the break, finally having an effort at goal in the 61st minute when Scottish midfielder John McGinn curled just wide. However, Arsena...
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Premier League: Chelsea beat Burnley 4-0, Coutinho stars in Villa’s 4-0 win

Chelsea scored four goals in a 21-minute burst at the start of the second half in a 4-0 win at Burnley in the English Premier League on Saturday. Kai Havertz had two of the goals along with one each from Reece James and Christian Pulisic as Chelsea put aside the off-field turmoil sparked by its Russian owner, Roman Abramovich, who put the club up for sale this week. Chelsea fans interrupted a pre-match minute’s applause, held to show solidarity with Ukraine, by chanting the name of Abramovich. Burnley could have climbed out of the relegation zone with a win, and had the better of the chances in the first half, only to be ripped apart in the second half — starting with conceding three goals in seven minutes from the 48th. James, playing his first league match in 2022, twisted and turned...
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Fines, bans from FIFA: Brazil, Argentina told to play again

FIFA handed out fines and suspensions on Monday while ordering Brazil and Argentina to replay the World Cup qualifier that was abandoned after health agents stormed the field in Sao Paulo to dispute the quarantine status of players. Four of Argentina’s English Premier League players were accused of falsifying Brazilian coronavirus declarations in September by not stating they had been in red-listed Britain in the previous 14 days, leading to the game being stopped after seven minutes. Emiliano Buendía, Emiliano Martínez, Giovani Lo Celso and Cristian Romero will now serve two-match bans in FIFA fixtures after “not complying with the FIFA Return to Football International Match Protocol,” the world governing body said in a disciplinary ruling. FIFA ordered the Brazilian Football Associati...
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Aston Villa signs defender Calum Chambers from Arsenal

Aston Villa signed defender Calum Chambers from Arsenal on Thursday, making him the club’s fifth addition of the January transfer window. The 27-year-old Chambers, who can play in both central defense and at right-back, has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal at Villa Park for an undisclosed fee. His arrival follows those of Philippe Coutinho, Lucas Digne, Robin Olsen and Kerr Smith as Steven Gerrard reshapes his squad. “It’s a great stage to be joining the club at. The club’s building momentum and it’s an exciting time to be here,” Chambers told Villa’s website. “You can really feel that being in and around the building. You can feel the energy around the place.”Chambers made 122 appearances for Arsenal after joining from Southampton in 2014, but has only played in five games this seas...
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Fan arrested after Digne hit by bottle on return to Everton

A soccer fan was arrested after two Aston Villa players appeared to be struck by a bottle thrown from the crowd as they celebrated their team’s goal in the 1-0 win at Everton in the Premier League on Saturday. One of the players was Lucas Digne, who recently joined Villa from Everton. He fell to the ground and clutched his head before eventually getting to his feet and playing on. The other Villa player who appeared to be struck was Matty Cash. Everton said in a statement that the supporter was arrested by police after he was identified using CCTV footage. “Several objects were thrown toward the pitch following Aston Villa’s goal at the end of the first half, with one missile appearing to strike two opposition players,” Everton said. “Investigations in conjunction with the police are on...
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City opens up 13-point lead in EPL, Coutinho scores on debut

For Pep Guardiola, the biggest challenge now will be convincing his Manchester City players the English Premier League title race is not over. “My job is to take it out from the brain and heads of my players,” Guardiola said after City beat nearest rival Chelsea 1-0 on Saturday. “To try not to believe what other people are going to say.” With City holding a 13-point lead, it’s hardly surprising that people have already basically handed Guardiola’s relentless team a sixth title in 11 seasons. A classy Kevin De Bruyne finish makes it 12 #PL wins in a row for Man City#MCICHE pic.twitter.com/Nu4U52Maoy — Premier League (@premierleague) January 15, 2022 After all, the defending champions are on a 12-match winning run in the league after Kevin De Bruyne’s brilliant curling strike in the 70t...
Brighton wins 3-2 at Everton, Brentford beats Aston Villa, Leeds down Burnley
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Brighton wins 3-2 at Everton, Brentford beats Aston Villa, Leeds down Burnley

Alexis Mac Allister scored twice to lead Brighton to a 3-2 win at Everton that piled more pressure on manager Rafael Benitez on Sunday. Even the long-awaited return of Dominic Calvert-Lewin after almost five months out with a thigh injury failed to change Everton’s fortunes, with the striker’s main contribution being a missed first-half penalty. By then the home side were already 2-0 down after Mac Allister’s opener in the third minute was followed by a header from Dan Burn in the 21st. FULL-TIME Everton 2-3 Brighton Alexis Mac Allister scores twice as Graham Potter’s side earn a hard-fought win#EVEBHA pic.twitter.com/1p0qt7q71Z — Premier League (@premierleague) January 2, 2022 Everton conceded the first goal for the 14th time in 20 matches this season in the Premier Leagu...
Leeds vs Aston Villa Premier League game called off due to Covid | Football News – Times of India
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Leeds vs Aston Villa Premier League game called off due to Covid | Football News – Times of India

Leeds United's home Premier League game against Aston Villa on Tuesday has been postponed due to positive Covid-19 cases and injuries in the Leeds squad, the league said on Sunday. "The postponement is a result of the ongoing Covid-19 cases and injuries at Leeds which saw their Boxing Day match against Liverpool called off. The Board accepted the postponement application as the club does not have the required number of players available for the match," the league said in a statement. Following a request from Leeds, the Premier League Board met today and agreed to postpone the club’s home fixture a… https://t.co/OQxLGaL4VC— Premier League (@premierleague) 1640525505000!function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(a...
Aston Villa’s game against Burnley postponed due to more COVID-19 cases | Football News – Times of India
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Aston Villa’s game against Burnley postponed due to more COVID-19 cases | Football News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: Aston Villa's Premier League game at home to Burnley on Saturday has been postponed due to more COVID-19 cases in the Villa squad, the league announced about two hours before kickoff. "After reviewing all the new information provided by Aston Villa this morning and receiving separate medical advice, the Board approved the request as a result of the club not having enough players to field a team," the league said. "This decision was based on the number of COVID-19 cases, injuries and illness." Neither the Premier League nor Aston Villa provided details on how many players had tested positive. Aston Villa can confirm that today’s Premier League fixture with Burnley has been postponed due to an increased amo… https://t.co/T9sOoUBKMV— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) 1639831228000"Th...
Premier League loses another game to a Covid outbreak
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Premier League loses another game to a Covid outbreak

The Premier League lost another match to a COVID-19 outbreak in a squad when Aston Villa’s home game against Burnley was postponed around two hours before kickoff on Saturday. Villa said it did not have enough players to field a team following more positive tests in its squad that were reported early Saturday. The league approved Villa’s request to postpone the match “based on the number of COVID-19 cases, injuries and illness.” Five matches scheduled for this weekend had already been called off because of coronavirus outbreaks in squads amid a worsening health emergency in Britain as the omicron variant spreads. Aston Villa can confirm that today’s Premier League fixture with Burnley has been postponed due to an increased amount of positive Covid-19 test results within ou...
Premier League a ‘lottery’ as Covid cases run riot | Football News – Times of India
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Premier League a ‘lottery’ as Covid cases run riot | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard revealed there is "constant paraonia" over the status of his players after a glut of Premier League postponements due to coronavirus outbreaks. Five of the previously scheduled 10 matches due to take place on Saturday and Sunday have been called off, taking the total number of postponed top-flight fixtures over the past week to nine. Villa's clash with Burnley is still set to go ahead, but Gerrard admitted that could quickly change after two matches this week were postponed just hours before kick-off. "There's certainly a constant paranoia. The testing process has gone on every day and the PCR tests are twice a week. Even now we are playing in 24 hours, I have a team I want to play but it could change," said Gerrard. "I'm actually scared to loo...
Manchester United, Aston Villa hit by Covid outbreaks: Reports | Football News – Times of India
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Manchester United, Aston Villa hit by Covid outbreaks: Reports | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: Manchester United and Aston Villa are the latest Premier League clubs to be affected by outbreaks of coronavirus cases, according to reports on Sunday. United's Premier League clash with Brentford on Tuesday is in doubt after multiple positive cases were detected among players and staff on Sunday morning, the BBC reported. All the players involved had tested negative ahead of Saturday's 1-0 win at Norwich. Training was switched to non-contact, individual drills outside to prevent further spread of the virus. Villa chose to cancel their training session on Sunday due to a number of positive cases, according to The Athletic. Only one Villa player is believed to be positive with more cases among training ground staff. Tottenham's trip to Brighton, scheduled to take place on Sunday,...
EPL roundup: City, Chelsea & Liv all win to intensify title race
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EPL roundup: City, Chelsea & Liv all win to intensify title race

The English Premier League’s top three kept up the furious pace of their title race by picking up hard-fought wins on Saturday, although all three needed second-half penalties to do so. Manchester City maintained its one-point lead after Raheem Sterling’s 100th league goal secured a 1-0 home win over Wolverhampton in the early kickoff, and chasing duo Liverpool and Chelsea responded with slim victories of their own. Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard’s return to Anfield nearly dealt a damaging blow to Liverpool’s title hopes but Mohamed Salah’s penalty in the 67th minute secured a 1-0 win for the Reds after goalkeeper Emi Martinez frustrated the hosts for much of the game. FULL-TIME Liverpool 1-0 Aston Villa Mohamed Salah's second-half penalty prevents Steven Gerrard from ...
Ezri Konsa on song as Aston Villa come back to beat Leicester City 2-1 | Football News – Times of India
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Ezri Konsa on song as Aston Villa come back to beat Leicester City 2-1 | Football News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: Defender Ezri Konsa scored twice as Aston Villa came back from a goal down to beat Leicester City 2-1, rising above them to 10th spot in the Premier League table on goal difference on Sunday after a pulsating encounter. Harvey Barnes squeezed the ball through Konsa's legs to open the scoring in the 14th minute, but Konsa got the last touch on Emiliano Buendia's goal-bound header to put his side level again three minutes later. UP THE VILLA! 😍😍Three more points for @AVFCOfficial and £2,000 more in the Foundation’s @CazooUK Golden Goals pot… https://t.co/L0XUcVaimC— Aston Villa Foundation (@AVFCFoundation) 1638728888000Villa thought they had taken the lead in first-half stoppage time when Jacob Ramsey fired home in a tussle with Kasper Schmeichel, but the goal was disallowed a...