Winning run ended by Man U but City running away with title
Manchester United's Harry Maguire celebrates at the final whistle during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Sunday, March 7, 2021. Manchester United won 2-0. City running away with the title seemed unimaginable in November when it lost to then-leader Tottenham. Champions by 18 points last season, Liverpool is now a remarkable 22 points behind City. The season's hopes are now on progressing past Leipzig to reach the quarterfinals of the Champions League.
Gerard Houllier, former Liverpool coach, dies at 73
Gerard Houllier, a Frenchman who won three titles in one season as coach of English club Liverpool, has died. (AP Photo/Simon Dawson, File)PARIS – Gerard Houllier, a Frenchman who led English club Liverpool to three titles in one season following a disappointing spell as coach of France’s national team, has died. His tenure at Liverpool was far more successful, leading the Reds to the FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Cup treble in 2001. “Gerard Houllier was still a young man at the age of 73,” former Manchester United manager Ferguson said. After six years with the Reds, Houllier returned to France in 2005 as coach of Lyon, winning two French league titles.
Youngsters justifying the faith of top Premier League teams
Manchester United's Mason Greenwood celebrates after scoring a goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Bournemouth at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday, July 4, 2020. (Peter Powell/Pool via AP)Some of the top Premier League teams are putting their faith in youth in the high-stakes finale to the longest-ever soccer season in England. Jamie Vardy passed the 100-goal mark in Premier League goals by netting twice as Leicester beat Crystal Palace 3-0 for its first win since the restart. With five more rounds left, Leicester stayed a point clear of Chelsea and three points ahead of fifth-place Manchester United. Finishing in sixth will earn the team a berth in the Europa League next season, as may seventh.
Shouting distance: Henry, Werner cheer Liverpool title
Liverpool won its first league title since 1990, clinching Thursday, June, 25, 2020. Players sprayed beer and bubbly all the same when Liverpool clinched its 19th league title but first since 1990 two years before the Premier League launched. There can be no disappointment in winning the Premier League! Henry wrote in an email to The Associated Press. Liverpool won its 18th league title in 1990, two years before the Premier League launched and helped transform soccer into the global business it would become. Henry and Werner embraced the turnaround, if unable to physically hug each other and the players.