West Bromwich Albion FC - the best personalized free web-based Email en en West Bromwich Albion FC Arsenal, Wenger fail to make Champions League after 20 years LONDON (AP) — Arsene Wenger's proud record is over: Arsenal has failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years. Arsenal's hope of squeezing into the Premier League top four relied on Liverpool or Manchester City slipping up, but they both won easily on Sunday to join Chelsea and Tottenham in entering the Champions League. ... Sun, 21 May 2017 19:51:00 GMT 2017-05-21T19:51:00Z Swansea caps strong finish to EPL with 2-1 win v West Brom SWANSEA, Wales (AP) — Swansea capped a strong finish to the Premier League season by beating West Bromwich Albion 2-1 on Sunday. Second-half goals from Jordan Ayew and Fernando Llorente saw Swansea come from behind at Liberty Stadium, meaning the Welsh team picked up 29 points from 19 games since Paul Clement took over as manager in early January. At that time, Swansea was i... Sun, 21 May 2017 18:30:00 GMT 2017-05-21T18:30:00Z Remodeled Aguero finally gets Guardiola's seal of approval MANCHESTER, England (AP) — For a player who has excelled for years as a penalty-box poacher, Sergio Aguero found himself doing some unusual things in Manchester City's final home game of the season. When he wasn't dropping deep to link up play with flicks and one-twos, he was drifting out to the wing to leave space in the middle. He eve... Wed, 17 May 2017 11:03:00 GMT 2017-05-17T11:03:00Z Man City beats West Brom, virtually seals top-4 place in EPL MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Pablo Zabaleta got a rousing send-off. Yaya Toure scored perhaps a farewell goal. Their team swept to a convincing win to virtually guarantee Champions League qualification. It was a night that couldn't get much better for Manchester City. They beat West Bromwich Albion 3-1 on an emotionally charged night at Etihad Stadium to mo... Tue, 16 May 2017 22:32:00 GMT 2017-05-16T22:32:00Z 3-way race for final Champions League places in EPL MANCHESTER, England (AP) — With one weekend left in the English Premier League, the stage is set for a three-way race for the final two Champions League qualification spots. Manchester City should be guaranteed one. Arsenal — for the first time in 20 years — is the favorite to miss out. Both teams won home games on Tuesday — City beat W... Tue, 16 May 2017 21:31:00 GMT 2017-05-16T21:31:00Z Terry makes scoring return to lineup for champion Chelsea LONDON (AP) — John Terry scored for a 17th successive English Premier League season as newly crowned champion Chelsea beat Watford 4-3 courtesy of Cesc Fabregas' late strike on Monday. Chelsea celebrated a 14th victory in 15 home games amid blue and silver streamers on its return to Stamford Bridge after sealing the title. Terry made hi... Mon, 15 May 2017 21:19:00 GMT 2017-05-15T21:19:00Z Swansea closes in on EPL survival with 2-0 win at Sunderland SUNDERLAND, England (AP) — Swansea moved a step closer to securing its English Premier League status by outclassing already relegated Sunderland in a 2-0 victory on Saturday. Fernando Llorente and Kyle Naughton scored first-half goals at the Stadium of Light as Swansea moved four points above third-to-last Hull, whose game in hand is at Crystal Palace on Sunday. ... Sat, 13 May 2017 16:53:00 GMT 2017-05-13T16:53:00Z Man City beats Leicester 2-1 after bizarre penalty incident MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Leicester had a late penalty ruled out in bizarre circumstances as Manchester City held on for a 2-1 win on Saturday to move into third place in the English Premier League and close in on Champions League qualification. Riyad Mahrez was adjudged to have kicked the ball against his standing foot as he slipped while taking the 77t... Sat, 13 May 2017 15:08:00 GMT 2017-05-13T15:08:00Z Conte makes champion Chelsea a happy family again WEST BROMWICH, England (AP) — Antonio Conte was fielding a question in his post-match news conference when David Luiz and Diego Costa appeared from out of nowhere, barged past a couple of reporters and dragged their manager out of his chair and out of the room. "Guys, champions! Enough, enough!" Luiz roared. Chelsea's Premier League title-winning celebrat... Sat, 13 May 2017 12:15:00 GMT 2017-05-13T12:15:00Z Back on top: Chelsea wins the English Premier League WEST BROMWICH, England (AP) — Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has had the golden touch in his first season in the English Premier League, all the way through to the title-clinching game. With Chelsea scoreless at West Bromwich Albion on Friday and looking like squandering the first of three opportunities to regain the trophy, Conte took the bold decision to remove star winger ... Fri, 12 May 2017 23:46:00 GMT 2017-05-12T23:46:00Z Month-by-month: How Chelsea won the English Premier League LONDON (AP) — A look at Chelsea's path to the English Premier League title: AUGUST Antonio Conte's reign began with a 2-1 win over West Ham as the first of three Premier League wins in the month. Watford was beaten 2-1 and Burnley 3-0. Month league record: Played three, won three. League position: Second, behind Manch... Fri, 12 May 2017 21:45:00 GMT 2017-05-12T21:45:00Z Barkley scores as Everton beats Watford 1-0 in EPL LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Ross Barkley gave Everton one more reason to try and keep him as the attacking midfielder scored in a 1-0 win against Watford in the English Premier League on Friday. Given far too much space to receive Tom Davies' pass, the England midfielder advanced before hitting a low, dipping shot in the 56th minute. Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes may have ... Fri, 12 May 2017 21:25:00 GMT 2017-05-12T21:25:00Z Chelsea takes wild ride back to summit of English soccer WEST BROMWICH, England (AP) — Chelsea is back at the summit of English soccer, completing a wild roller-coaster ride over the past three years. After cruising to the Premier League trophy by eight points in 2015, the London club finished in 10th place the following year in the worst title defense in league history. On Friday, Chelsea re... Fri, 12 May 2017 21:22:00 GMT 2017-05-12T21:22:00Z Conte wins battle of super-coaches in English Premier League WEST BROMWICH, England (AP) — In the first year of English soccer's 'super coach' era, one has stood out from the rest. Chelsea was a huge club drifting and in need of a proper shake-up when Antonio Conte arrived in July, around the time the Premier League's PR machine was in overdrive about the impending renewal of the Pep Guardiola-Jose Mourinho rivalry up in Manchester. ... Fri, 12 May 2017 21:16:00 GMT 2017-05-12T21:16:00Z Soccer weekend: What to watch in Europe's main leagues BERLIN (AP) — What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend: ENGLAND Three games left, three points needed. That's the task facing Chelsea in a Premier League title race it has dominated since November. Chelsea's first opportunity to clinch the trophy comes at West Bromwich Albi... Thu, 11 May 2017 11:40:00 GMT 2017-05-11T11:40:00Z With EPL title a formality, challenges await for Chelsea The hard work is just about to start for Antonio Conte. Top of the English Premier League since early November, Chelsea can complete its serene march to the title by picking up three points over its next three games, the first of which is at West Bromwich Albion on Friday. With the other two matches being at home to out-of-form Watford ... Thu, 11 May 2017 05:17:00 GMT 2017-05-11T05:17:00Z Chelsea could own the EPL title on Friday LONDON (AP) — Chelsea was one more win away from taking the English Premier League title after beating Middlesbrough 3-0 on Monday. The Blues have the chance to claim their second league title in three seasons when they face West Brom on Friday. They moved seven points clear of second-placed Tottenham, and all but consigned Middlesbrough to relegation. ... Mon, 08 May 2017 22:33:00 GMT 2017-05-08T22:33:00Z Swansea the big winner as EPL relegation fight heats up With an arm draped around one of his players, Swansea manager Paul Clement walked toward the team's celebrating fans and held up two of his fingers. Two games to secure English Premier League survival. And this relegation battle could go right to the wire. Swansea was the big winner on Saturday as the fight to stay in the world's riches... Sat, 06 May 2017 19:34:00 GMT 2017-05-06T19:34:00Z Swansea beats Everton 1-0, out of EPL relegation zone SWANSEA, Wales (AP) — Swansea moved out of the English Premier League relegation zone by beating Everton 1-0 thanks to Fernando Llorente's first-half goal on Saturday. The striker bundled in a far-post cross with his left shoulder in the 29th minute for his 13th goal of the season, allowing Swansea to climb above Hull and out of the bottom three with two games remaining. Hul... Sat, 06 May 2017 18:26:00 GMT 2017-05-06T18:26:00Z Burnley safe as Vokes strikes twice in 2-2 draw vs West Brom BURNLEY, England (AP) — Sam Vokes scored two second-half goals to effectively guarantee English Premier League survival for Burnley in a 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion on Saturday. The Clarets went ahead at Turf Moor in the 56th minute through Vokes' first-time finish into the bottom right corner after Ashley Barnes' cross. The Bagg... Sat, 06 May 2017 17:25:00 GMT 2017-05-06T17:25:00Z Silva, De Bruyne orchestrate City's 5-0 win over Palace MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City playmakers David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne orchestrated a 5-0 win over Crystal Palace in the English Premier League on Saturday, as Pep Guardiola's team rediscovered its attacking potency at Etihad Stadium to cement a top-four place. Running an open game from central midfield, Silva and De Bruyne both scored and ... Sat, 06 May 2017 14:04:00 GMT 2017-05-06T14:04:00Z Spurs anguish as West Ham loss eases Chelsea's path to title LONDON (AP) — After Chelsea's path to the Premier League title was cleared, Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was left frustrated, bewildered and hurt. Without a title since 1961, Tottenham had fought so hard to trim Chelsea's lead in recent weeks but then squandered the opportunity to slash it to a single point on Friday. A 1-0 loss at West Ham enables Chelsea to secure the ... Sat, 06 May 2017 08:18:00 GMT 2017-05-06T08:18:00Z Man City relying on Gabriel Jesus for positive ending in EPL MANCHESTER, England (AP) — It's a nagging question that occupies the thoughts of Pep Guardiola. "What would have happened," the Manchester City manager pondered recently, "if we'd been able to have Gabriel Jesus all season?" Perhaps City would still be in the English Premier League title race, instead of being caught up in a contest jus... Thu, 04 May 2017 04:10:00 GMT 2017-05-04T04:10:00Z Vardy boosts Leicester survival bid by sealing West Brom win WEST BROMWICH, England (AP) — Jamie Vardy extended his hot scoring streak to ease champion Leicester's Premier League relegation fears with a 1-0 win at West Bromwich on Saturday. With only its second away win of a dismal title defense, Leicester moved nine points clear of the bottom three with four matches remaining. Vardy struck in th... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:23:00 GMT 2017-04-29T16:23:00Z Soccer weekend: What to watch in Europe's main leagues What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend: GERMANY With only the Bundesliga left to play for after losing to Real Madrid in the Champions League and Borussia Dortmund in the German Cup, Bayern Munich hopes to wrap up a record fifth straight title as soon as possible. It could happen on Saturda... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:33:00 GMT 2017-04-27T17:33:00Z Ex-England defender Ugo Ehiogu dies at 44 LONDON (AP) — Ugo Ehiogu, the former England defender who was a coach of the Tottenham Under-23s, died on Friday from cardiac arrest. He was 44. The English Premier League club announced the death of Ehiogu a day after he was taken to a hospital after collapsing at Tottenham's training ground. "Words cannot express the shock and sadness... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:30:00 GMT 2017-04-21T16:30:00Z It's on: EPL title race heats up as Chelsea loses at United MANCHESTER, England (AP) — A tactical masterclass from Jose Mourinho ensured the path to the English Premier League title will no longer be a procession for his former club, Chelsea. Only four points separate Chelsea and second-placed Tottenham with six games left after Manchester United's 2-0 win over the lackluster leaders opened up the title race on Sunday. At one stage f... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 20:42:00 GMT 2017-04-16T20:42:00Z Man United beats Chelsea 2-0 to open up EPL title race MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Ander Herrera scored one goal, set up another and executed the perfect man-marking job on Eden Hazard to set up Manchester United's 2-0 win over Chelsea that opened up the Premier League title race on Sunday. United didn't even need rested top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic to consign the leaders to their fifth league loss of the sea... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 18:43:00 GMT 2017-04-16T18:43:00Z Firmino grabs another winner, Liverpool beats West Brom 1-0 WEST BROMWICH, England (AP) — Roberto Firmino scored a winning goal for the second straight game as Liverpool beat West Bromwich Albion 1-0 in the Premier League on Sunday to cement its place in the Champions League qualification positions. The Brazil forward headed home at a free kick in first-half stoppage time to lift Liverpool back above Manchester Ci... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 14:30:00 GMT 2017-04-16T14:30:00Z Spurs uses improved mentality to chase Chelsea for PL title LONDON (AP) — Unlike last season's title race, Tottenham knows it isn't on the wrong side of a popularity contest in its pursuit of Chelsea. Leicester was the undoubted pick of the neutrals as it fought off Tottenham's challenge to improbably collect the Premier League trophy last May. Now Tottenham occupies the role of the underdog, si... Sat, 15 Apr 2017 19:47:00 GMT 2017-04-15T19:47:00Z