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Goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni converted a first-half penalty to help Sao Paulo defeat Cruzeiro 2-0 and move within four points of the defending champion in the Brazilian league on Sunday. Striker Alan Kardec scored the other goal in the high-profile match between the league's top two teams at a packed Morumbi Stadium.
Louis van Gaal set his sights on Premier League glory after watching Manchester United hammer QPR 4-0 at Old Trafford. Sixty days after being appointed United manager, Van Gaal finally earned his first competitive win thanks to goals from Angel di Maria, Ander Herrera, Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata.
14, 2014. . Manchester United's Radamel Falcao stands on the pitch during his team's English Premier League soccer match against Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday Sept.
After a disastrous World Cup for Spain, goalkeeper Iker Casillas is now feeling the pressure to turn things around at Real Madrid. Casillas appeared to be the target of jeers from some Madrid fans - while others chanted his name in support - during Madrid's 2-1 loss Saturday to crosstown rival Atletico Madrid.
Costa struck a hat-trick - taking his tally to seven goals from four Premier League games - as Chelsea beat Swansea 4-2 on Saturday to extend their 100 per cent winning start to the season. Midfielder Fabregas, the former Arsenal captain signed from Barcelona, laid on two assists for Costa, who joined in a A 32million deal from Atletico Madrid after long being coveted by Mourinho.
Rio Ferdinand, left, says he and his brother have never received an apology from John Terry, right, over the racism row Rio Ferdinand finds it "impossible to forgive" John Terry over his handling of the racism row involving his brother Anton but would still have been prepared to play alongside Terry for England if he had been given the chance. Ferdinand and Terry became estranged after the Blues skipper used racist language towards Anton Ferdinand during a Premier League match between QPR and Chelsea in November 2011.
Substitute Paul-Georges Ntep scored a second-half equalizer as Paris Saint-Germain produced another lackluster performance and was held 1-1 at Rennes on Saturday in the French League. Ahead of a trip to Ajax for its Champions League opener on Wednesday, Laurent Blanc's team looked sluggish and lacked the cutting edge.
Liverpool received a reminder of how tough life will be without last season's two leading goalscorers in a 1-0 loss to Aston Villa in the Premier League on Sunday morning . Gabriel Agbonlahor put Villa in front after 11 minutes at Anfield and the second-placed visitors clung on to preserve their unbeaten start to the season.
Boss Roberto Martinez branded Romelu Lukaku a A 28million bargain after he fired Everton to a 2-0 win at West Brom. The Toffees' record buy scored inside two minutes at The Hawthorns for his first goal since making his loan move from Chelsea permanent.
Arsene Wenger was left sympathising with Mark Clattenburg after the referee was heavily criticised by Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini following a 2-2 draw at the Emirates. The defending Barclays Premier League champions had taken the lead at the Emirates through Sergio Aguero and Pellegrini was left infuriated as he felt the two goals which saw Arsenal turn the game around should have been cancelled out due to fouls in the build up.
The pressure on Newcastle manager Alan Pardew ratcheted up a notch at former club Southampton, where Graziano Pelle inspired Ronald Koeman's new-look side to a dominant victory. A recent poll showed 85 per cent of supporters did not want the Magpies manager to stay, and those dissenting voices were given further ammo by a tepid performance at St Mary's.
Barcelona says Lionel Messi has recovered from a leg injury and has been included in its squad for today's Spanish league match against Athletic Bilbao . Messi had been sidelined since Aug. 31 when he hurt a right leg muscle during Barcelona's 1-0 win at Villarreal.
Danny Rose believes last weekend's results will give Oxford United a psychological edge as they visit fellow winless side Exeter City this afternoon. But Rose believes the U's, who fought back to draw 1-1 at Southend United a week ago, will go into the game with more confidence than City.
Werder Bremen defender Sebastian Proedl scored late to earn a 3-3 draw at Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga on Friday, ending the home side's perfect start to the season. Leverkusen, which had won all five competitive games under new coach Roger Schmidt, opened the scoring in the 17th minute through Tin Jedvaj's powerful shot in off the crossbar but was left to rue missed chances when Fin Bartels equalized with Bremen's first real attack just before the break.
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has warned goalkeeper Joe Hart that he can expect to sit out games this season. But Pellegrini insists it is not a case of dropping the England number one - who faces greater competition for his place following the signing of Willy Caballero - but of rotation.
Dons MK Dons Dons boss Neal Ardley has slammed his team's schoolboy errors and demanded they take responsibility for themselves once they cross the white line. After the ding-dong 4-4 League Two draw at Carlisle United on Saturday, Ardley was disappointed for more reasons than one.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 02:46 am
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