Congratulations to Manchester City, who have won the Barclay’s Premier League championship for the second time in three years. City defeated West Ham United 2-0 today to clinch the title. Liverpool finished second, Chelsea came third, and Arsene Wenger managed to claim his fourth place trophy yet again with Arsenal.
(h/t Brooks at Dirty Tackle)
Never let it be said that football is not a way of life.
So this just happened.
I assume there are a couple things in play here. One, obviously, is City’s planned visit to play Chelsea at Yankee Stadium on Saturday. Secondly, I think that since there is no current place for this team to actually, you know, play games, they need to figure out a stadium situation as soon as possible.
Thoughts on this news?
Manchester City has fired manager Roberto Mancini after conceding the Premier League title to rival Man United and finishing the season without a trophy.
This is shaping up to be a historic season for managerial turnover in the Barclay’s Premier League. Sir Alex Ferguson will retire at the end of the season, Roberto Mancini has been sacked, and Rafa Benitez has only been a temporary caretaker at Chelsea. So it appears that the top three finishing clubs in English football will all have new managers as they begin next season in August.
In a bit of self fulfilling prophecy, crazy man and perennial World’s Game favorite Mario Balotelli has made a move to AC Milan. We all await the day when he’s spotted with an Inter Milan shirt and then is promptly sold to Manchester United. Shine on Mario, shine on.
Things came unhinged at Eastlands yesterday after Manchester United’s Robin van Persie unleashed a game-winning free kick past a diving Joe Hart.
United’s players understandably let out a fairly raucous celebration. Predictably, angered by the celebration and the fact that City was about to lose at home for the first time in almost two calendar years, someone whipped a twopence coin at Rio Ferdinand and struck him near the eye. As you can see by the above video, the coin missed hitting him IN the eye by a fraction of a centimeter.
I will never condone unruly fan behavior, ever, but were the United players “inciting” the City supporters with their celebration?
United legend Paddy Crerand seemed to be appalled by this suggestion. You should listen to this rant. He makes a LOT of sense here.
Married Premier League star Kolo Toure had a lengthy affair with a young model – after tricking her into believing he was a car salesman.
The Manchester City defender told pretty Kessel Kasuisyo his name was Francois and showered her with expensive gifts he claimed he bought with cash he made selling motors, she claims.
And in a desperate bid to keep his real identity secret, she says, the £90,000-a -week star would sneak into her council flat wearing sunglasses with a baseball cap pulled over his face.
Smitten Toure, 31, kept up the astonishing facade for two years.
He married the mother of his two children during the alleged affair and even carried out a bizarre pretend proposal to Kessel, 22 – getting down one one knee to give her a £1,000 diamond ring.
But the game was up for the Ivory Coast international – who portrays himself as a devoted family man – when one of his mistress’s pals recognised him.
She told Kessel to Google her car salesman boyfriend’s real name – and the shocked beauty found Toure’s wedding pictures online.
We’d like to know which one of the two was cold and suggested that they cuddle up with each other. Judging by Mario’s face, we’re guessing it was Carlitos.
Alex Morgan commemorates the U.S. Women’s team’s match at Old Trafford by sporting this Manchester United kit. Upon seeing the photo, Sheikh Mansour offered her two million pounds to exchange it for a Man City shirt.
If you’re trying to get somewhere on the East Side of Manchester, chances are the roads are pretty empty, nobody is leaving that stadium anytime soon.
In the final minutes Manchester City stole away what is arguably the most exciting title race ever from Manchester United, giving City fans something to finally cheer about after 44 years without a title.
Mikel Arteta of Arsenal (top left) shoots past Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart to score the only goal of the match during Sunday’s Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City in London. Arsenal won 1-0. (Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)