LONDON (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo was charged by the Football Association on Friday in relation to an incident that saw the Manchester United forward apparently knock a phone out of an Everton fan’s hand at a Premier League match in April.
MILAN (AP) — England coach Gareth Southgate is taking inspiration from his rugby counterpart, Eddie Jones, by continuing to pick valued players even if they are not regularly competing at the highest level.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United is set to reduce its activity in the transfer market in upcoming windows, one of the club’s senior executives said on Thursday, following an overhaul of the squad after the arrival of new manager Erik ten Hag.
LONDON (AP) — The number of field invasions in soccer matches in England and Wales last season soared by 127% compared to the last full campaign before the coronavirus pandemic, according to government statistics released Thursday.
MADRID (AP) — Former Spain and Manchester City midfielder David Silva has been found guilty of hurting a woman during a brawl, a Spanish court has ruled.
According to court documents seen by The Associated Press on Thursday, the incident occurred on June 19 during the Carnaval celebration on the Canary Islands where a fight broke out between a group of people and Silva and his companions.
LONDON (AP) — Mark Noble’s journey with West Ham is far from over.
Noble — fondly referred to as “Mr. West Ham” after 18 years with the team as a player — will take up a newly created role as the English Premier League club’s sporting director from January, West Ham said on Thursday.
LONDON (AP) — Soccer fans who run onto the field or use objects like smoke bombs and pyrotechnics at English Premier League matches will receive automatic bans from clubs for a minimum of a year.
Top-flight teams agreed to introduce the sanction with immediate effect on Wednesday at a league shareholders’ meeting, as part of measures to tackle increased anti-social behavior at matches.
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea has fired a recently hired senior executive for sending “inappropriate messages” before starting his job, the English Premier League club said on Wednesday.
The contract of Damian Willoughby, who worked as the club's commercial director, was terminated with immediate effect, Chelsea said.
BRIGHTON, England (AP) — Premier League club Brighton is hiring Roberto De Zerbi as its new head coach on a four-year contract.
The club said Sunday that the 43-year-old Italian agreed to the deal — which is subject to him being granted a work permit — after meeting owner Tony Bloom and other senior executives in London earlier this week.
LONDON (AP) — Walking off the field at Brentford’s small stadium in west London had a very different feel for Arsenal this time around.
A straight-forward 3-0 win at the 17,000-seat Gtech Community Stadium on Sunday retained Arsenal’s spot atop the Premier League table and made it six victories in seven games for Mikel Arteta’s side.
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Everton finally earned its first win of the Premier League season after Neal Maupay's second-half goal was enough to beat West Ham 1-0 on Sunday.
It was Maupay's first goal for Everton after joining from Brighton in the offseason and came courtesy of a clinical finish in the 53rd minute at Goodison Park.
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal's 15-year-old academy product Ethan Nwaneri became the youngest player ever to appear in a Premier League game after coming on for the final few minutes of the Gunners' 3-0 win at Brentford on Sunday.
LONDON (AP) — Fabio Vieira marked his first Premier League start with a goal as Arsenal reclaimed top spot in the standings with a 3-0 win over Brentford on Sunday.
The Portuguese midfielder curled in Arsenal's third goal with a long-range effort via the post in the 49th minute after starting in place of the injured Martin Odegaard.
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Arsenal can reclaim first place in the Premier League from Manchester City by beating London rival Brentford. Arsenal won its first five games before losing at Manchester United two weeks ago in its last match.
American goalkeeper Zack Steffen returned to Middlesbrough's lineup for a 0-0 draw against Rotherham on Saturday night after missing four games because of a knee injury.
LONDON (AP) — Son Heung-min ended his goal drought this season by scoring a hat trick after coming off the bench in Tottenham's 6-2 win over last-placed Leicester in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Jack Grealish and Son Heung-min, two of the English Premier League's most high-profile players, have been facing growing criticism for their failure to score this season.
NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Alexander Isak salvaged Newcastle's latest draw with his first goal at St. James’ Park, converting a penalty in a 1-1 with Bournemouth in the English Premier League on Saturday.
PARIS (AP) — Marseille midfielder Jordan Veretout was called up Saturday for France’s Nations League matches as a replacement for the injured Boubacar Kamara, the day after Kamara had replaced Adrien Rabiot.
WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) — Erling Haaland added a strike from outside the area to his repertoire of goals since joining Manchester City in a 3-0 win at 10-man Wolverhampton in the Premier League on Saturday.
Steve Cooper and Marco Silva, the respective managers of Nottingham Forest and Fulham, carried wreaths as they led their teams out toward the center circle ahead of a pre-match minute’s silence for Queen Elizabeth II at the City Ground.
NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) — Fulham scored three goals in a six-minute passage of play to beat Nottingham Forest 3-2 on Friday in an entertaining match between teams having contrasting fortunes since promotion to the English Premier League.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Aston Villa further eased the pressure on manager Steven Gerrard with a scrappy 1-0 win over Southampton in the English Premier League earned by Jacob Ramsey's 41st-minute goal on Friday.
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It's Wolverhampton's turn to figure out how to stop Erling Haaland. Manchester City and its prolific new striker visit Molineux in one of just three Premier League games.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored the first Europa League goal of his career to help Manchester United rebound from an opening loss in the second-tier competition with a 2-0 victory over Sheriff Tiraspol on Thursday.
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The Premier League resumes after a two-week break prompted by the death of Queen Elizabeth II, who will be the subject of tributes in matches between Aston Villa-Southampton and Nottingham Forest-Fulham.
LONDON (AP) — Leeds manager Jesse Marsch was given a one-game ban by the English Football Association on Thursday for his behavior during a recent match.
The American was also fined 10,000 pounds ($11,475) for protesting during a 5-2 loss to Brentford in the Premier League on Sept.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany coach Hansi Flick has hinted at his World Cup plans by leaving Mario Götze and Mats Hummels out of his 24-man squad for upcoming Nations League games against Hungary and England.
LONDON (AP) — Ivan Toney was called up by England for the first time on Thursday, giving the Brentford striker an unlikely shot at making Gareth Southgate's squad for the World Cup.
Toney, a tall center forward who links up play well and is a great penalty-taker, was playing for Peterborough in England's third division two years ago.
This season is already proving to be a big reality check for Leicester.
Six years ago, the club from the east Midlands was delivering soccer’s greatest fairytale, winning the English Premier League at preseason odds of 5,000-1.
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has balked at a suggestion by Chelsea’s new American owner that the Premier League could introduce an All-Star Game between the best players from the north and south.
LONDON (AP) — The Premier League will pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II this weekend by having a minute's silence before every game followed by the national anthem.
The league said Wednesday that fans will also be invited to applaud at the 70-minute mark, in recognition of the queen’s 70-year reign.
Arsenal's postponed Europa League game against PSV Eindhoven has been rescheduled for next month after the Premier League agreed to push back the London club's midweek match against Manchester City.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Son Heung-min’s goal drought this season has extended to eight games for Tottenham, heightening worries back in Seoul over the form of the South Korean star just months out from the World Cup.
Three English Premier League games scheduled for this weekend were called off on Monday on safety grounds while authorities make preparations for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.
Manchester United's home game against Leeds and Liverpool's match at Chelsea, both set to take place on Sunday, were postponed.
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Only one of the two matches will take place after Rangers' home match with Napoli was rescheduled to Wednesday because of the limited police resources available in Scotland following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) — Former Spain striker Diego Costa joined Wolverhampton on a free transfer on Monday, securing a surprising return to English soccer for one of the most hot-headed and confrontational players in Premier League history.
BERLIN (AP) — Robert Lewandowski didn't expect to meet his former club so soon. Neither did Erling Haaland.
After switching sides this summer, Lewandowski returns to Bayern Munich with Barcelona in the Champions League group stage on Tuesday, while Manchester City striker Haaland is set for a quick reunion with his former Borussia Dortmund teammates on Wednesday.
Cristiano Ronaldo returned to the starting lineup but Real Sociedad still upset Manchester United 1-0 at Old Trafford in their Europa League opener on Thursday.
After failing to secure a transfer to a Champions League club, the star striker had to settle for playing in Europe’s second-tier competition for the first time since 2002 with Sporting Lisbon.
Chelsea’s new American owners took a gamble with the first managerial appointment of their tenure, hiring Graham Potter from Premier League rival Brighton on Thursday despite his lack of experience coaching at soccer’s highest level.
Chelsea's new American owners are proving to be just as ruthless as the man they replaced.
Thomas Tuchel was fired by the English club on Wednesday, only one month into the season and just days after Chelsea's recently installed ownership — fronted by Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly — concluded a Europe-high spending spree of nearly $300 million in the transfer window.
NEW YORK (AP) — In the eyes of U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter, Chelsea’s decision to fire manager Thomas Tuchel could benefit American star Christian Pulisic.
NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) — Make it 22.
The closing of the summer transfer window last week hasn’t stopped big-spending Nottingham Forest from adding to its squad, with Ivory Coast captain Serge Aurier joining as a free agent on Wednesday.
LONDON (AP) — The Premier League has postponed Brighton's home game against Crystal Palace on Sept. 17 because of a planned rail strike.
The league on Wednesday cited the “exceptional circumstances” of the planned walkout of rail workers that would leave no public transportation for fans.
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Cristiano Ronaldo pushed for a move away from Manchester United in the transfer window so he could play for a team in the Champions League.
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Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp takes his underperforming team to Napoli having failed to win in three visits to the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.
OSLO, Norway (AP) — Norway’s soccer federation has excluded midfielder Mathias Normann from national selection this month because he is joining a new club in Russia.
Norwegian sports have taken a strong line on Russian issues since the invasion of Ukraine in February, including refusing to accept the country’s skiers at races last season.
MADRID (AP) — The Spanish league will attempt to expand its reach in the Middle East, North Africa and the Indian subcontinent, continuing its push to grow internationally and narrow the gap to the English Premier League.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Marcus Rashford’s double and a debut goal for Antony secured Manchester United a fourth successive victory as a 3-1 win ended Arsenal's perfect start to the Premier League on Sunday.