Manchester in double triumph

International sports, football Wembley, London (GenevaLunch) – For once the Reds and the Blues of Manchester each had something to celebrate on Saturday 14 May. Sir Alec Ferguson’s United won their 19th League title to pass the previous record held by Liverpool. Wayne Rooney scored with a penalty 17 minutes from  time to give United […]

Arsenal fall again

International sports, football Old Trafford, Manchester (GenevaLunch) – Arsenal were knocked out of their third Cup in two weeks as they lost 2-0 to Manchester United on Saturday 12 March in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. They also lost their Swiss international defender Johan Djourou to an injury (suspected dislocated shoulder) that might put […]

Chelsea out of FA Cup

International sports, football Stamford Bridge, London (GenevaLunch) – Chelsea were knocked out of the FA Cup by Everton, 20 February and face the possibility of ending the season not merely with no trophies but failing to qualify for next year’s Champions League. Everton equalised in the final minutes of extra time after a dull goal-less […]

Chelsea win double as English 2018 bid scuppered

International sports, football Wembley, London (GenevaLunch) – Chelsea completed their double of Premier League and FA Cup with a 1-0 win over Portsmouth. The victory seemed inevitable given the huge gap in resources between the two teams but Portsmouth, with the aid of the woodwork, made the London millionaires work more than anticipated. Pompey could […]

International sports, football: Lampard and Terry put Chelsea through

Stamford Bridge, London (GenevaLunch) – The English internationals Frank Lampard and John Terry shook off any fatigue from their mid-week match against Egypt to beat Stoke 2-0 in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. Aston Villa came back from 2-0 down to win 2-4 thanks to a hat-trick by their Norwegian striker John Carew. They […]

International sports, football: Leeds kick Man United out of FA Cup

Old Trafford, Manchester, England (GenevaLunch) – It was like turning the clock back nearly four decades as Leeds traveled to Old Trafford and won 0-1 in the third round of the FA Cup. It was their first win since 1981 at the home of the current champions. Manchester manager Sir Alex Ferguson was critical of […]

International sports, football: Chelsea beat Man United on penalties to win Community Shield

Wembley, London, England (GenevaLunch) – Chelsea gave their new manager Carlo Ancelloti his first trophy when they beat Manchester United 4-1 on penalties  after the game ended at 2-2. The Community Shield features the winners of the Premier League and the FA Cup and is the traditional opening of the new football season. Manchester scored […]

International sports, football: FA Cup final, Wembley

Wembley, London, England (GenevaLunch) – Chelsea handed stand-in manager Guus Hiddink a suitable parting gift when they beat Everton 2-1 to take the FA Cup. The Dutchman has been at the club for only 3-1/2 months, doubling up his other job as manager of the Russian team in their preparations for the 2010 World Cup […]

International sports, football: FA Cup

(GenevaLunch) – Ryan Giggs inspired Manchester United to a 1-4 display at Derby in the fifth round FA Cup match.

International sports, football: FA Cup

(GenevaLunch) – The Premier League had the weekend off to make space for the third round of the FA Cup, and the draw was made for the fourth round matches.