Burnley beats West Ham 2-0 to end losing run in EPL
BURNLEY, England (AP) — Burnley ended a three-game losing streak with a 2-0 win over West Ham in the Premier League on Sunday to boost its hopes of climbing out of the relegation zone.
Hart endures tough return to Man City as Burnley routed 5-0
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Joe Hart endured a tough return to former club Manchester City as Burnley was thrashed 5-0 by the champions in the English Premier League on Saturday.
The former England goalkeeper earned a standing ovation at Etihad Stadium and made a series of fine saves on his first return to the club with whom he won two league titles in a decade of service.
Wolves add to Burnley’s Premier League troubles with 1-0 win
WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) — Raul Jimenez gave Wolverhampton a first Premier League home win since gaining promotion on Sunday and added to Burnley's troubles.
The 1-0 scoreline flattered Burnley, which remained in the game through the brilliance of goalkeeper Joe Hart, who denied Helder Costa, Jimenez, Otto and Ruben Neves before he was finally beaten in the 61st minute.
Mourinho enters calm spell as Man United wins 2-0 at Burnley
LONDON (AP) — After the furore that followed straight Premier League defeats for Manchester United, Jose Mourinho's team produced a routine 2-0 victory over Burnley on Sunday.
Romelu Lukaku's first-half double put United in control before the second half briefly took a dramatic turn when Burnley goalkeeper Joe Hart saved Paul Pogba's penalty kick and substitute Marcus Rashford was sent off for violent conduct only 11 minutes after coming on.
Summer signings pay off for Fulham in 4-2 win vs Burnley
LONDON (AP) — When Jean Michael Seri spectacularly fired in his first Premier League goal for Fulham, he surprised more than just the fans watching at Craven Cottage on Sunday.
"He surprised all of us," said Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic after his reported 25 million pound ($32 million) signing struck after only four minutes in a 4-2 win against Burnley. "We expected he would make some assists but not score such a fantastic goal."
Burnley sign former England goalkeeper Joe Hart
LONDON (AP) — Burnley signed goalkeeper Joe Hart on a two-year deal from Manchester City on Tuesday.
Burnley manager Sean Dyche was not expecting to be in the market for a goalkeeper until injuries to Nick Pope and Tom Heaton — both England internationals. The club did not disclose a fee.
Hart spent 12 years at City and won two Premier League titles, but he dropped in the pecking order after Pep Guardiola's arrival and spent the last two seasons on loan to Torino and West Ham.
LONDON (AP) — Poland goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski has finalized a move to English Premier League club West Ham while on national-team duty at the World Cup.
The 33-year-old Fabianski has left Swansea, which was relegated from the Premier League at the end of last season, to join West Ham on a three-year deal. He has made more saves than any other goalkeeper over the last four seasons in the English top flight.
Trent Alexander-Arnold is 19, still lives with his mother, and was playing in Liverpool's reserve team this time last year.
Now he's preparing to mark Cristiano Ronaldo in next week's Champions League final and is the emblematic figure of a youthful and boldly assembled England squad heading to the World Cup in Russia.
LONDON (AP) — Andy Carroll scored a 90th-minute equalizer for West Ham to draw with relegation-threatened Stoke 1-1 in the English Premier League and come to teammate Joe Hart's rescue after the goalkeeper's latest error on Monday.
Stoke was close to a huge win in its fight to avoid the drop when Carroll, who had been on the field as a substitute for just four minutes, met a left-wing cross with a crisp volley into the bottom corner.
Neymar looks to learn from Brazil’s difficulties vs England
LONDON (AP) — Maybe Neymar is saving himself for the World Cup.
For now, since becoming soccer's most expensive player, finding the net is proving challenging for Neymar in a Brazil jersey. Even when coming up against an inexperienced defender in Joe Gomez who was making his first England start.
A 0-0 draw against England at Wembley Stadium left Neymar with only one goal in six games for the five-time world champions.
Carroll gets red card as 10-man West Ham draws with Burnley
BURNLEY, England (AP) — West Ham opened the scoring in the 19th minute before being forced to hold on for a 1-1 draw at Burnley in the English Premier League on Saturday after Andy Carroll's reckless first-half dismissal.
The striker picked up two quick yellow cards for elbowing James Tarkowski in the air, then barreling into Ben Mee moments later.
LONDON (AP) — England goalkeeper Joe Hart joined West Ham on season-long loan on Tuesday after finding no way back into the Manchester City team under Pep Guardiola.
Hart was the first-choice goalkeeper as City won the Premier League in 2012 and 2014.
But one of the first decisions by Guardiola after taking charge a year ago was to send Hart on loan to Torino in Italy for the season because he believed the goalkeeper wasn't strong enough with his feet on the ball.
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Benfica sold goalkeeper Ederson Moraes to Manchester City for 40 million euros ($45 million) on Thursday, making the Brazilian the second most expensive goalkeeper of all time.
The fee has only been eclipsed by the 53 million euros that Juventus paid Parma for Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon in 2001.
Benfica said in a statement that half of the fee for Moraes will go to third parties, including the 23-year-old keeper's former Portuguese team, Rio Ave.
Schick strikes again as Sampdoria draws 1-1 at Torino
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Patrik Schick scored another stunning goal as his Sampdoria side drew 1-1 at Torino on Saturday in Serie A.
Schick has enjoyed a meteoric rise since joining from Sparta Prague in the offseason, with the Czech Republic forward emerging as one of Europe's hottest prospects and drawing attention from top clubs.
LONDON (AP) — Jermain Defoe was struggling to contain his emotions even before scoring on his return from England exile in a 2-0 World Cup qualifying win over Lithuania.
Although Joe Hart wore the captain's armband, Defoe was allowed to lead the Group F leaders out onto the Wembley Stadium field on Sunday with a terminally ill five-year-old mascot.
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Sometimes, there really is a fairy-tale ending.
In his last international game in a 13-year career, Lukas Podolski struck a brilliant winning goal to sign off by giving Germany a 1-0 win over England in a friendly on Wednesday.
Podolski led the side out as captain for the first time in his last international, and he hammered the ball to the top right corner from 25 meters (yards) to win it with just over 20 minutes remaining.
Hart’s howlers help Inter Milan draw 2-2 at Torino
MILAN (AP) — Joe Hart gifted Inter Milan both of its goals but Torino managed to draw 2-2 in Serie A on Saturday and damage Inter's bid for a Champions League place.
Hart's first mistake allowed Geoffrey Kondogbia to score. Torino fought back with goals from Daniele Baselli and Afriyie Acquah. However, another error from the England goalkeeper saw Antonio Candreva level.
‘A match for men’: Turin derby isn’t just Buffon vs. Hart
ROME (AP) — Italy's best goalkeeper opposite one of the best foreigners at the position.
Serie A's top imported forward against Italy's most in-form striker.
With matchups like Gianluigi Buffon against Joe Hart in goal and Gonzalo Higuain facing Andrea Belotti in attack, Sunday's Turin derby will have plenty of individual star quality.
It's the combined quality of both squads, though, that sets the match apart from recent editions of the rivalry.
Torino slipping away from Europe after draw at Udinese
ROME (AP) — Despite the influence of England goalkeeper Joe Hart, Torino's chances of qualifying for Europe are slipping away match by match.
Torino surrendered an early advantage in a 2-2 draw at Udinese on Monday that left the Granata in eighth place, four points below the Europa League spots, and on a three-game winless streak.
Aguero looking vulnerable as City evolves under Guardiola
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City's spine of goalkeeper Joe Hart, center back Vincent Kompany, midfielder Yaya Toure and striker Sergio Aguero has anchored the team since 2011 in the most decorated period in its history.
One by one, it is being dismantled by Pep Guardiola.
Hart has been sent out on loan to Italy.
The injury-hampered Kompany no longer appears first choice.
Toure has been ostracized.
And the seemingly unthinkable is happening: Aguero is coming under pressure for his place.
Guardiola leaves Aguero on the bench in loss at Barcelona
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Pep Guardiola's decision to leave Sergio Aguero out of his Manchester City starting lineup Wednesday backfired badly in a 4-0 loss at Barcelona in the Champions League.
Premier League-leading City failed to fill the void created by the absence of its top scorer. Barcelona capitalized and seized its opportunities, with Lionel Messi scoring three goals and setting up Neymar for another.
Torino moves up to 4th in Serie A with 4-1 win at Palermo
PALERMO, Sicily (AP) — Torino moved into fourth place with a 4-1 win at Palermo on Monday, ruining the Sicilian hosts' celebration of their 1,000th Serie A match.
After Bulgaria midfielder Ivaylo Chochev put Palermo ahead early, Torino responded with two goals from Adem Ljajic and one each from Marco Benassi and Daniele Baselli.
Extending its unbeaten run to five matches, Torino moved level on points with Napoli but ahead on goal difference.
Hart shines as disappointing England draws 0-0 at Slovenia
England required a series of brilliant saves from Joe Hart to salvage a 0-0 draw at Slovenia in World Cup qualifying, with the dropping of captain Wayne Rooney failing to have the desired effect on Tuesday.
The goalkeeper tipped Jasmin Kurtic's header onto the bar off a corner early in the second half with the best of his saves, and rushed from his line to keep out two one-on-one chances after sloppy England back-passes were intercepted.
Totti reaches 250 goals but Roma loses at Torino
MILAN (AP) — Before Sunday, only one player had scored 250 goals in Serie A. Now there are two.
Just two days before his 40th birthday, Francesco Totti reached that landmark with a penalty kick in Roma's 3-1 defeat at Torino.
Totti came off the bench for the second half to a standing ovation from both sets of fans and the script was set when Roma was awarded a penalty 10 minutes later.
Torino fullback Molinaro tears ACL, requires surgery
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Torino fullback Cristian Molinaro has torn a ligament in his left knee and will require surgery, depriving newly arrived goalkeeper Joe Hart of a key defender.
Molinaro injured his anterior cruciate ligament near the half-hour mark of Sunday's 0-0 draw with Empoli.
He could be out for up to six months.
Torino is already without leading forward Andrea Belotti, who injured his right thigh with Italy's national team earlier this month.
Joe Hart has an Italian debut to forget with Torino
ROME (AP) — Joe Hart's Torino debut was a day to forget for the England goalkeeper.
Hart gifted Atalanta the equalizer and failed to stop a penalty in a 2-1 loss Sunday.
The troubles began when Hart misjudged a corner, leapt late and only got a weak glove on the ball, which turned into an assist for Andrea Masiello waiting at the far post. With Hart sprawled out on the pitch, Masiello turned the ball into an empty net.
"He could have done better," Torino coach Sinisa Mihajlovic said.
Joe Hart settling in as he prepares for Torino debut
MILAN (AP) — Joe Hart is settling in just fine.
The England goalkeeper trained with his Torino teammates for the first time on Wednesday and seemed already at ease. He joked around during a practice game under bright sunshine and drew cheers from the stands when he dived to make his first save.
There was even time for a thumbs-up as he left the field to more adoration from about 400 fans.
Hart, Cuadrado, Alberto move to Serie A from Premier League
MILAN (AP) — Three of the biggest transfers in Serie A on deadline day saw players switch from the English Premier League to Italy's top league on Wednesday.
Manchester City and England goalkeeper Joe Hart completed a loan move to Torino, while Juan Cuadrado returned to Juventus on a three-year loan deal and Luis Alberto joined Lazio from Liverpool on a permanent basis.
Goalkeeper Joe Hart joins Torino on loan from Man City
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart completed a loan move to Torino on Wednesday, signing a one-year contract with the Serie A club.
The 29-year-old England goalkeeper has lost his starting spot at City since Pep Guardiola arrived as coach during the offseason, falling to third choice behind new signing Claudio Bravo and Willy Caballero.
Arsenal signs Perez, Mustafi, as Hart set for Man City exit
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal strengthened its squad by signing striker Lucas Perez from Deportivo La Coruna and Germany defender Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia on the next-to-last day of Europe's transfer window on Tuesday.
England goalkeeper Joe Hart's departure from Manchester City looked to move closer after he appeared with a Torino shirt after visiting the Italian club.
England ’keeper Joe Hart arrives in Torino to warm welcome
TURIN, Italy (AP) — England goalkeeper Joe Hart is on the verge of completing a loan move to Torino from Manchester City.
Hart, who was given permission to leave the England camp to fly to Italy, underwent a medical at the Serie A club on Tuesday.
The 29-year-old was greeted by around 200 fans loudly chanting his name at Torino's headquarters, and there were further cheers and applause when he appeared at the window brandishing a club jersey with his name on the back.
Hart leaves England camp to complete move from Man City
BURTON-UPON-TRENT, England (AP) — The English Football Association says goalkeeper Joe Hart has been given permission to leave the England camp, amid speculation he is about to complete a loan move to Italian side Torino.
Hart has lost his starting spot at Manchester City since the arrival of new coach Pep Guardiola during the offseason, and has been told he can leave the Premier League club.
Antonio in, Barkley out as Allardyce names 1st England squad
LONDON (AP) — Sam Allardyce dropped midfielder Ross Barkley on Sunday and called up uncapped winger Michail Antonio for his first England squad since taking charge after the team's disappointing European Championship campaign.
There were five changes from the 23-man squad that went to France for Euro 2016, with Luke Shaw, Phil Jagielka, Danny Drinkwater and Theo Walcott all returning for the Sept. 4 game against Slovakia in 2018 World Cup qualifying.
Bravo’s debut for City could come against United
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Claudio Bravo's debut for Manchester City is set to come in the most high-profile match of the English Premier League season: The Manchester derby.
City manager Pep Guardiola said the Chile goalkeeper, who completed his move from Barcelona for 13.75 million pounds ($18.2 million) on Thursday, will not play against West Ham in the league on Sunday.