Paul Scholes rejoins Manchester United, to start from bench in today’s crunch Manchester derby

Widely recognized and hugely popular English midfielder Paul Scholes has decided to come out of retirement and rejoin the Red Devils, the club announced in a statement shortly ago. Scholes had hung up his boots at the end of last season after an illustrious career with United, but had to reverse his decision at a crucial point of the season thanks to the growing list of Man United players out injured.

And if Scholes coming out of retirement and being available for the Reds wasn’t pleasant enough for the champions, he has been thrown straight into the high-voltage Manchester Derby in the FA Cup 3rd round, which is about to kick off in a few minutes. He will initially, though, start from the bench.

Sir Alex Ferguson said: “It’s fantastic that Paul has made this decision. It’s always sad to see great players end their careers, but especially so when they do it early.

“But he has kept himself in great shape and I always felt that he had another season in him. It’s terrific to have him back.”

Paul Scholes added: “I’ve been pretty clear since I stopped playing that I miss it. I’m delighted the manager feels I can still make a contribution to the team and I’m looking forward to playing my part in trying to bring more success to this great club.”

Via Man United

Barclays Premier League: 23 October — Results Roundup

There were five matches played today in the premier league including a mouth-watering Manchester Derby, Arsenal’s clash against Stoke, and Chelsea’s visit to QPR among others. Here are all the results:

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Arsenal

Gervinho (27)
Van Persie (73, 82)

3-1
(HT 1-1)
Stoke

Crouch (34)

Bookings:

Whitehead (31)
Wilkinson (55)


Blackburn

Formica (28)

1-2
(HT 1-1)
Tottenham

Van der Vaart (15, 53)

Bookings:

Nzonzi (55)
Lowe (63)
Roberts (80)
Yakubu (90+2)

Bookings:

Rose (76)


Fulham

Ruiz (67)

1-3
(HT 0-1)
Everton

Drenthe (3)
Saha (90)
Rodwell (90+3)

Bookings:

Johnson (54)
Sidwell (73)
Baird (90+2)

Bookings:

Distin (50)


Man Utd

Fletcher (81)

1-6
(HT 0-1)
Man City

Balotelli (22, 60)
Aguero (69)
Dzeko (90, 90+3)
Silva (90+1)

Bookings:

Anderson (62)
Evra (67)
Smalling (79)
Welbeck (83)

Bookings:

Balotelli (24)
Kompany (41)
Richards (86)

Sent off:

Evans (47)


QPR

Helguson (pen 10)

1-0
(HT 1-0)
Chelsea

Bookings:

Derry (52)
Barton (59)

Bookings:

Mikel (50)
Lampard (52)
Ivanovic (58)
David Luiz (70)
Meireles (72)
Cole (76)
Terry (90)

Sent off:

Bosingwa (33)
Drogba (41)

Manchester City’s defeat of Manchester United wasn’t as shocking as the manner in which the game was won. 1-6 at Old Trafford will never be forgotten.

Updated Table:

Premier League table
Sunday, 23 October 2011 17:54 UK
P GD PTS
1 Man City 9 26 25
2 Man Utd 9 14 20
3 Chelsea 9 10 19
4 Newcastle 9 6 19

5 Tottenham 8 2 16

6 Liverpool 9 2 15
7 Arsenal 9 -3 13
8 Norwich 9 -1 12
9 Stoke 9 -4 12
10 QPR 9 -7 12
11 Aston Villa 9 0 11
12 West Brom 9 -2 11
13 Everton 8 -2 10
14 Sunderland 9 2 9
15 Swansea 9 -5 9
16 Wolves 9 -6 8
17 Fulham 9 -1 7

18 Bolton 9 -12 6
19 Wigan 9 -9 5
20 Blackburn 9 -10 5

Via BBC

Barclays Premier League: 2nd October — Results Roundup

Continuing from where we left yesterday, today too saw a lot of goals being scored in the Barclays Premier League along with an entertaining North London derby that ended in the home team’s favor. So who won against whom and who scored those goals? Lets find out.. Continue reading “Barclays Premier League: 2nd October — Results Roundup”

Barclays Premier League: 1st October — Results Roundup

It was a fantastic start to an entertaining weekend of BPL action, featuring a comfortable win for Liverpool over 10-men Everton in the Merseyside derby, a lackluster win for Manchester United and a thrashing for Blackburn Rovers at the hands of Manchester City. Here are all the results from today’s action:

Saturday, 1 October 2011


Aston Villa

Agbonlahor (36)
Bent (62)

2-0
(HT 1-0)
Wigan

 

Bookings:

Caldwell (19)


Blackburn

 

0-4
(HT 0-0)
Man City

Johnson (56)
Balotelli (59)
Nasri (73)
Savic (87)

Bookings:

Givet (59)

Bookings:

Zabaleta (69)


Everton

 

0-2
(HT 0-0)
Liverpool

Carroll (71)
Suarez (82)

Bookings:

Cahill (27)

Bookings:

Lucas (50)

Sent off:

Rodwell (23)


Man Utd

Anderson (68)
Welbeck (87)

2-0
(HT 0-0)
Norwich

 

Bookings:

Welbeck (71)


Sunderland

Bendtner (24)
Elmohamady (26)

2-2
(HT 2-2)
West Brom

Morrison (4)
Long (5)

Bookings:

Larsson (19)
Cattermole (36)


Wolverhampton

Fletcher (88)

1-2
(HT 0-2)
Newcastle

Ba (17)
Gutierrez (38)

Bookings:

Henry (39)

Bookings:

Gutierrez (53)
Krul (90+2)

This paves the way for an exciting Super Sunday tomorrow, with the North London derby the standout fixture.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Bolton v Chelsea, 13:30
Fulham v QPR, 15:00
Swansea v Stoke, 15:00
Tottenham v Arsenal, 16:00

Manchester United is still top of league, ahead on goal difference from neighbors Man City.

Barclays Premier League: August 20 Results Roundup

The second round of premier league games went under way earlier today and we’ve got some fantastic results for you. First up was the mouth-watering clash between Arsenal and Liverpool which ended in more heartbreak for the Gunners as The Kop ran away 2-0 winners with a little help from lady luck. With Frimpong’s red card, Arsenal now have more players sent off than they have points! Moving on, Aston Villa and Chelsea both recorded their first home wins of the season, while Everton and Sunderland both suffered shock defeats at home. Swansea and Wigan, on the other hand, played out a goalless draw.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Arsenal

 

0-2
(HT 0-0)
Liverpool

Ramsey (og 78)
Suarez (90)

Bookings:Frimpong (8)
Lansbury (89)
Bookings:Carroll (28)
Lucas (45)
Sent off:Frimpong (70)

Aston Villa

Agbonlahor (12)
Heskey (25)
Bent (67)

3-1
(HT 2-0)
Blackburn

Pedersen (52)

Bookings:Heskey (55)
Delph (58)
Petrov (80)

Chelsea

Anelka (53)
Malouda (83)

2-1
(HT 0-1)
West Brom

Long (4)

Bookings:Lampard (34)
Terry (90)
Bookings:Tamas (7)
Mulumbu (45)
Olsson (60)
Odemwingie (90+1)

Everton

 

0-1
(HT 0-1)
QPR

Smith (31)

Bookings:Osman (81) Bookings:Hall (39)

Sunderland

 

0-1
(HT 0-0)
Newcastle

R Taylor (62)

Bookings:Brown (36)
Cattermole (67)
Bardsley (68)
Bookings:Cabaye (25)
R Taylor (38)
Barton (68)
Sent off:Bardsley (89)

Swansea

 

0-0
(HT 0-0)
Wigan

 

Bookings:McCarthy (18)
Gomez (25)
Moses (76)

Tomorrow’s fixtures:

Sunday, 21 August 2011

  • Norwich v Stoke, 13:30
  • Wolverhampton v Fulham, 14:00
  • Bolton v Man City, 16:00

Monday’s fixture:

Monday, 22 August 2011

  • Man Utd v Tottenham, 20:00
Via BBC