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Manchester United seal Premier League title – your views

May 16, 2009

Manchester United have captured their 18th English league title after securing the point they needed in a 0-0 draw at home to Arsenal.

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One down, two more to come for Barcelona?

May 13, 2009

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There were nervous moments for Barcelona in the first half of the King's Cup final but a three-goal nine-minute burst from Lionel Messi, Bojan Krkic and Xavi helped them to a 4-1 win over Athletic Bilbao and the first leg of a possible treble.

UEFA show no mercy to United, Barcelona

May 11, 2009

UEFA are rarely willing to overturn refereeing decisions and so it proved on Monday, with the Control and Disciplinary body rejecting appeals from Manchester United and Barcelona over Darren Fletcher, Eric Abidal and Daniel Alves:

United teach Inter and Barca how to avoid the jitter bug

May 11, 2009

Nerves are totally understandable at the end of the season with so much at stake.

Iniesta breaks Chelsea hearts, sends Barcelona through

May 6, 2009

Barcelona snatched a place in the Champions League final, and left Chelsea players furious, when a last-gasp goal from Andres Iniesta earned them a 1-1 draw in their semi-final second leg and victory on away goals.

For Sale: Thousands of nearly new Arsenal flags

May 6, 2009

Don’t be surprised if you see this message on eBay in the next few days: “FOR SALE: 57,000 red and white flags as good as new — only waved for eight minutes. Apply Arsenal FC, Emirates Stadium, North London.”

Are UEFA’s rules on red cards too harsh?

May 6, 2009

Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher will miss the Champions League final in Rome later this month after UEFA said there was no chance of overturning the red card he received against Arsenal on Tuesday.

Ruthless United through to Champions League final

May 5, 2009

A couple of early thoughts on Manchester United’s ruthless demonstration of superiority against Arsenal tonight (click here for the full match report).

United in for Ribery? Well, it would stop Barcelona getting him

May 5, 2009

It says more about the value of the pound than it does the value of Franck Ribery that the sum United are supposed to be prepared to pay for him is so high — 63 million pounds, if there’s anything to the story in this morning’s Guardian.

The sort of result that wins titles: Middlesbrough 0 United 2

May 2, 2009

In Spain, you often hear players and coaches talking about “the sort of match that decides title races”. More often that not they’re talking about the tricky away game against awkward opposition rather than a high profile match against direct rivals.