UK football news: Balotelli has now had 30 shots in the Premier League without scoring – including an astonishing miss in the 3-2 win over QPR – but Rodgers is keen to defend his big summer signing. “It will drop for the boy. The most important thing for me is his work rate,” he said. […]

 

UK football news: Louis van Gaal’s team have not lost since the incredible 5-3 defeat at Leicester last month, which is their only league defeat since the opening day of the season. Successive 2-1 home wins over West Ham and Everton lifted United into the top four, where they can return with victory on Monday […]

 

UK football news: The Dutchman has been the subject of various unflattering three-month ‘report cards’ because of his ill-advised comments in July. Victory against West Brom on Monday night would see them win their third successive Premier League game for the first time in 2014. “It was very stupid to say three months because then […]

 

UK football news: The Uruguayan was banned for four months from all football activity following his bite on Chiellini during Uruguay’s 1-0 win over Italy at this summer’s finals in Brazil. In the wake of the ban Suarez’s future at Liverpool was the subject of constant speculation and in July, Barcelona announced they had agreed […]

 

UK football news: Chile striker Vargas twice thought he had rescued a point for Rangers in Sunday’s extraordinary clash with Liverpool, only for Steven Caulker’s dramatic late own goal to hand the Reds a 3-2 victory. The result leaves QPR bottom of the Premier League but Vargas’ performance – and that of fellow-striker Bobby Zamora […]

 

UK football news: Moses went down in the visitors’ area following minimal contract from Rangel and Charlie Adam levelled from the spot just before the half-time break. Referee Michael Oliver’s decision left Rangel visibly stunned at the time, and also prompted an angry post-match tirade from Swans boss Garry Monk against both the official and […]

 

UK football news: Rangers are bottom of the Premier League table having picked up just four points from their first eight matches of the season. They suffered a heart-breaking 3-2 loss to Liverpool at Loftus Road on Sunday, which saw them twice come from behind late on before conceding the game’s decisive goal deep into […]

 

UK football news: Monk believes his side have been the victim of some poor decisions this season and says he has sent the League a letter and DVD outlining his complaints. A Premier League spokesman confirmed: “The correspondence from Swansea was received by PGMOL (Professional Game Match Officials Limited) on Monday morning and Mike (Riley) […]

 

UK football news: Pellegrini accepts Toure has not quite reached the heights of last season yet, but says the midfielder is playing well and that he retains all his faith in the dynamic 31-year-old. And Toure is likely to be a key figure on Tuesday night, when City will face CSKA Moscow in a key […]

 

UK football news: United twice fought back from a goal down, with substitute Marouane Fellaini cancelling out Stephane Sessegnon’s early opener with his first goal for the club, while Blind fired in an 87th minute equaliser after Saido Berahino had restored the lead for West Brom.  Louis van Gaal had insisted beforehand he was pleased […]