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Man United’s fringe players fighting for their future in win vs. Newcastle

Man United's fringe players fighting for their future in win vs. Newcastle
5:33 PM ETRob DawsonCorrespondent MANCHESTER, England -- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is saying all the right things about pushing Manchester City to the wire, but he would be forgiven if he doesn't even believe it himself. Manchester United are back up to second in the Premier...

Arsenal must prioritize Europa League after settling for defeat vs. Man City

Arsenal must prioritize Europa League after settling for defeat vs. Man City
LONDON -- There often comes a point when European competition takes on greater news24nationificance than domestic pursuits, and Arsenal have surely reached that juncture now. The same is true of Manchester City, especially given the responsibility Pep Guardiola feels in delivering Champions League success...

Everton send Liverpool into full-blown crisis

Everton send Liverpool into full-blown crisis
LIVERPOOL, England -- Jurgen Klopp has grown accustomed to making history as Liverpool manager, but he and his team are now creating it for all the wrong reasons. Times have been bad in recent weeks at Anfield, but the reigning Premier League champions are...

Man City’s winning streak has turned a thrilling title race into a procession

Man City's winning streak has turned a thrilling title race into a procession
6:07 PM ETRob DawsonCorrespondent LIVERPOOL, England -- For about half an hour at Goodison Park, it felt like there might be life in this Premier League title race yet. Instead, Manchester City are 10 points clear at the top after a 3-1 win over Everton,...

Werner’s goal shows progress of Tuchel’s revitalisation efforts

Werner's goal shows progress of Tuchel's revitalisation efforts
LONDON -- Chelsea's 2-0 win over Newcastle United was comfortable, but this was a night when droughts were broken and confidence restored. Timo Werner was superb, while Kepa Arrizabalaga repaid Thomas Tuchel's faith in his first Premier League start since October. While Newcastle offered little...

Arsenal’s attack clicks vs. Leeds. Can they recreate it against better teams?

Arsenal's attack clicks vs. Leeds. Can they recreate it against better teams?
LONDON -- Perhaps Arsenal supporters can begin to expect the unexpected again. One persistent criticism of manager Mikel Arteta is the Gunners' rigidity in attacking positions that has often led to an inability to translate possession into clear goal-scoring opportunities. Leeds United may have...

Man United’s title challenge on hold until they upgrade defensive options

Man United's title challenge on hold until they upgrade defensive options
12:24 PM ETRob DawsonCorrespondent WEST BROMWICH, England -- It took 83 seconds for West Bromwich Albion to show why Ole Gunnar Solskjaer want, and Manchester United need, a new centre-back. Conor Gallagher swung in a hopeful cross from the right and Mbaye Diagne barrelled through Victor...

Liverpool collapse shows ‘mentality monsters’ are now tortured souls

Liverpool collapse shows 'mentality monsters' are now tortured souls
LEICESTER, England -- There is a reason why Jurgen Klopp regretted publicly doubting Liverpool's confidence: it is completely shot. Nothing else can adequately explain the seven-minute capitulation against Leicester City that saw the Reds surrender a 1-0 lead to lose 3-1 at the King...

Pep’s Man City march towards the title as Mourinho’s Spurs merely limp along

Pep's Man City march towards the title as Mourinho's Spurs merely limp along
MANCHESTER, England -- It's not all bad news for Jose Mourinho. The Tottenham Hotspur manager can still claim to be the last coach to mastermind a win against Pep Guardiola's Manchester City, although that distinction might not have provided much consolation as Spurs headed...