Wayne Rooney scored twice as Manchester United rewarded manager Louis van Gaal's decision to grant his players Christmas Day off by beating Newcastle United 3-1 on Friday....
Manchester City kept the pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea with a convincing 3-1 victory at West Bromwich Albion on Friday....
Chelsea showed why they are the Premier League leaders with a comprehensive 2-0 dismissal of London neighbours West Ham United in Friday's early Boxing Day fixture....
Germany's World Cup winning goalkeeper Manuel Neuer on Friday played down his prospects of securing the World Player of the Year award over holder Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi....
England /
Premier League
Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick believes the club should be aiming for a record-extending 21st English title rather than settling for a Champions League spot....
Neil Warnock on Saturday became the first Premier League manager to lose his job this season when he was sacked by strugglers Crystal Palace....
Arsene Wenger admits losing Oliver Giroud once again is a body blow to Arsenal's Champions League push....
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Champions League
Jurgen Klopp on Saturday vowed to turn around Borussia Dortmund's dire Bundesliga form in 2015 after their tenth defeat of the season left them second from bottom of the table....
If, after years of unbridled success, 2014 was brutally disappointing for Spain on the international stage, it was a glorious year for the country at club level....
Football
Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick believes the club should be aiming for a record-extending 21st English title rather than settling for a Champions League spot....
Neil Warnock on Saturday became the first Premier League manager to lose his job this season when he was sacked by strugglers Crystal Palace....
Jonathan Pitroipa and Alain Traore, who starred in Burkina Faso's run to the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations final, were among the provisional squad of 24 players announced Saturday for the 2015 finals....
Japan coach Javier Aguirre on Saturday denied allegations that he was part of a match-fixing scandal that has rocked world football....
Arsene Wenger admits losing Oliver Giroud once again is a body blow to Arsenal's Champions League push....
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes his side proved they have the guts to rescue their spluttering season after grinding out a 1-0 win over Burnley....
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino eased fears over Hugo Lloris's fitness by confirming the France goalkeeper was unharmed after a collision with Leicester striker Jamie Vardy....
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has downplayed the significance of his side standing on the brink of a club-record 10-game winning run ahead of Sunday's game against Burnley....
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has bemoaned the lack of time at his disposal as he attempts to nurse an injury-plagued squad through his first Christmas in English football....
Jose Mourinho believes his Chelsea side have improved sufficiently in 2014 to justify their position as Premier League leaders....