Wenger admits Jack Wilshere return was rushed | Wilshere Stats

Wenger admits Jack Wilshere return was rushed | Wilshere Stats

Arsene Wenger accepted that he made the wrong choice in pushing recovering midfielder Jack Wilshere into action for Arsenal’s match against Norwich on Saturday. However, the Frenchman was quick to highlight the importance of having a fully fit squad for the remainder of the season, in which Arsenal are aiming at a spot in the top four. "I rushed Jack back a bit. He was not completely ready," said Wenger, whose team host Everton on Tuesday. "I will get advice from …
Sunderland appoint controversial Paolo Di Canio as new manager

Sunderland appoint controversial Paolo Di Canio as new manager

Struggling Premier League side Sunderland have named Paolo Di Canio as their new head coach on a two-and-a-half year deal. The controversial Italian took over on Sunday after the sacking of Martin O’Neil and has seven-league games to save  Sunderland from relegation and help them climb the table. Their last match saw The Black Cats slump to a 1-0 defeat to Manchester United and left them in 16th position, one point from the relegation zone. This will be Di Canio’s …
Aston Villa 1 Liverpool 2 | Match Report, Goals & Stats

Aston Villa 1 Liverpool 2 | Match Report, Goals & Stats

Liverpool came back after a goal down at Villa Park to beat Aston Villa 2-1 after a stunning performance and 98th Premier League goal from Steven Gerrard. Second half goals from Henderson and Gerrard gave the Reds three important points as they hope to finish the season strongly and out-do local rivals Everton for a spot in Europe. Christian Benteke opened the scoring for Villa in the 31st minute. Abgonlahor provided the assist after a stunning long pass from Ashley …
Chelsea set to swap Fernando Torres for Falcao

Chelsea set to swap Fernando Torres for Falcao

Chelsea are considering offloading £50million crash and burn signing Fernando Torres back to his childhood club Atletico Madrid in return for striker Falcao. The Blues have reportedly been on the chase for Columbian striker Radamel Falcao for quite some time and if the move comes through, Torres would be more of a surplus for the club than he is at the moment. The in-form Columbian has a £50million buy-out clause in his contract with Atletico and Chelsea will be looking …
Michael Owen set to retire at end of season

Michael Owen set to retire at end of season

Stoke striker and former England wonder kid  has confirmed his retirement at the end of the 2012-13 season. Michael Owen, 33, announced himself to the footballing world as a teenager for Liverpool and was quick to become a fan favourite  He then went on to represent Real Madrid, Newcastle and Manchester United before joining Stoke City at the beginning of the season. He has since scored one goal for The Potters in seven appearances. Michael Owen was called for England’s World Cup …