Reality check for United as City wins Manchester derby 6-3
MANCHESTER, England — (AP) — Erling Haaland and Phil Foden scored hat tricks Sunday as Erik ten Hag was humiliated in his first Manchester derby. Manchester City destroyed rival Manchester United 6-3 at the Etihad and moved to within a point of Premier League leader Arsenal. Pep Guardiola’s team controlled 62% of possession by the midway point and was ahead after just eight minutes through Foden. United had already survived one goal-mouth scramble in the opening moments by way of warning of what was to come. Substitute, Anthony Martial, scored twice in the last 10 minutes – the second from the penalty spot – but the humiliation had been complete long before.wftv.com
Man City brings United down to earth with 6-3 rout in derby
MANCHESTER, England — (AP) — Erling Haaland and Phil Foden scored hat tricks Sunday as Erik ten Hag was humiliated in his first Manchester derby. Manchester City destroyed rival Manchester United 6-3 at the Etihad and moved to within a point of Premier League leader Arsenal. Pep Guardiola’s team controlled 62% of possession by the midway point and was ahead after just eight minutes through Foden. But City was soon dominating again, with Haaland completing his treble and then setting up Foden to do likewise. Substitute, Anthony Martial, scored twice in the last 10 minutes – the second from the penalty spot – but the humbling had been complete long before.wftv.com
Liverpool, Man City held to draws; Chelsea rallies for win
LONDON — (AP) — It might be time for Liverpool to start worrying about its slow start to the English Premier League. “It’s not the start we wanted,” Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said. Everton's Jordan Pickford and Liverpool's Alisson pulled off stellar saves while Liverpool also had three shots hit the woodwork. The decision bailed out Chelsea after an underwhelming performance that once again highlighted the team's lack of firepower up front. “We had chances to score a second when the game was in our hands but we didn’t,” City manager Pep Guardiola said.wftv.com
Liverpool relying on abnormal season to catch Man City
Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp is at least gaining hope from a season with so many sudden variables. WEST HAM SETBACKWest Ham twice came back against Leeds through Jarrod Bowen and Pablo Fornals but Jack Harrison's third goal sealed a 3-2 win for the visitors in east London. Tottenham has now played four games fewer than West Ham and has only four points to eradicate. Playing three games in a week has taken its toll on West Ham, including a 2-0 win over Norwich on Wednesday. “I think it was a huge factor today,” West Ham manager David Moyes said.wftv.com
West Ham ends Liverpool's 25-game unbeaten run with 3-2 win
Britain Soccer Premier League West Ham's manager David Moyes hugs players at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham United and Liverpool at the London stadium in London, England, Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Ian Walton) (Ian Walton)LONDON — (AP) — Goalkeeper Alisson Becker helped West Ham score three goals, and Liverpool's 25-game unbeaten run ended. A 3-2 victory Sunday allowed West Ham to dislodge Liverpool from third place in the Premier League, extending an impressive start to the season for David Moyes' side. It's even further back — into February — since the 2020 champions lost in the Premier League. West Ham is now only three points behind leader Chelsea after finishing sixth last season for a highest finish since being fifth in 1999.wftv.com
Revived under Moyes, West Ham keeps on winning
Britain Soccer Premier League West Ham's Ben Johnson, center, celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and West Ham United at Villa Park in Birmingham, England, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira) (Rui Vieira)BIRMINGHAM, England — (AP) — West Ham has an unusual situation on its hands. West Ham is level on 20 points with third-place Manchester City in the Premier League but it won't be relaxing any time soon. But you know what happens in football, it can quickly turn around and bite you," West Ham manager David Moyes said. West Ham has experienced a revival under Moyes, finishing sixth last season, but hasn't secured a major trophy since winning the 1980 FA Cup.wftv.com
Man U wins after penalty call backfires; Chelsea beats Spurs
Noble's first touch of the ball was taking the penalty, striking it low toward the corner of the net. Even more galling for Moyes than the penalty miss, the scorer of the winner in the 89th minute was Jesse Lingard. No United manager since Ferguson has lifted the Premier League trophy. “We’ve got to keep our feet grounded, dig out the points like we did today," United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said. “It was perhaps a bit more defensive, but I wanted to give the sign I was not happy with the energy,” Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel said.wftv.com
Ronaldo scores, West Ham misses penalty as Man United wins
Britain Soccer Premier League Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo, left, goes for the ball as West Ham's Pablo Fornals tries to stop him during the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham United and Manchester United at the London Stadium in London, England, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Ian Walton) (Ian Walton)LONDON — (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo began the comeback as Manchester United won 2-1 at West Ham thanks to Mark Noble missing a penalty in stoppage time for the hosts straight after being brought off the bench on Sunday. The club captain was sent on by manager David Moyes to take the penalty after Luke Shaw handled in the area. Ronaldo had earlier scored his fourth goal in three matches since returning to United, cancelling out Said Benrahma’s deflected opener for the hosts. ___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsCopyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Leicester piles more misery on Chelsea to go top of EPL
Leicester's Wilfred Ndidi, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Chelsea at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (Michael Regan/Pool via AP)Five years after achieving the unthinkable, Leicester is back atop the Premier League and making another improbable run at the title. For big-spending Chelsea and its under-pressure manager, Frank Lampard, any ambitions of winning the league already appear to be dashed. Leicester beat Chelsea 2-0 on Tuesday to jump above the two Manchester clubs, United and City, and reach the midway stage of its league campaign in first place. IN-FORM ANTONIOAs it stands, West Ham is heading into the second half of its Premier League campaign with just one senior striker.
The Latest: West Ham manager and 2 players have coronavirus
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___ West Ham manager David Moyes and players Issa Diop and Josh Cullen have contracted the novel coronavirus. They were informed of the positive tests ahead of Tuesday’s League Cup game against Hull and left the east London stadium. West Ham says the trio are asymptomatic and will now self-isolate in line with government rules. ___Atlético Madrid says defender José María Giménez has tested positive for the coronavirus. All players and officials have been tested at snooker events since the sport resumed in June with spectators after the coronavirus outbreak.
West Ham twice squanders lead, draws 2-2 at Newcastle in EPL
West Ham's Tomas Soucek, left, and Newcastle's Jamaal Lascelles challenge for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Newcastle United and West Ham United at St. James' Park in Newcastle, England, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (Laurence Griffiths/Pool via AP)NEWCASTLE West Ham twice squandered a lead against Newcastle and had to settle for a 2-2 draw that moved the team four points clear of the Premier League's relegation zone on Sunday. With five games remaining, West Ham is inching closer to survival but could yet live to regret switching off to allow Jonjo Shelvey to score Newcastle's second equalizer in the 67th minute just 92 seconds after Tomas Soucek reclaimed the lead for the visitors. West Ham manager David Moyes threw his hands out in disgust after Shelvey dribbled his way through a gap in the defense and exchanged a one-two with Dwight Gayle before slotting home a low finish. West Ham is 16th in the 20-team league, four points above two teams in the relegation zone 18th-place Aston Villa and 19th-place Bournemouth.
Talking points ahead of the Premier League restart
FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, April 9, 2020, gates stand locked outside the closed English Premier League soccer Manchester City Etihad Stadium, in Manchester, northern England. The Premier League resumes Wednesday June 17 after its three-month suspension because of the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)Some talking points ahead of the resumption of the Premier League following a three-month suspension caused by the coronavirus pandemic:RECORD-BREAKING REDSThe fact that Liverpool will win its first English league title in 30 years is not really in doubt. The 25-point lead is the biggest in English history, while 22 straight home wins over the past two seasons is also a Premier League record. Given the financial impact of the coronavirus outbreak on soccer, staying in the Premier League has rarely been so vital economically.