Burnley have put their Premier League destiny in their own hands on the strength of their play in the friendly confines at Turf Moor. Over the next month, their success on the road will likely determine if the Clarets continue to control their course to stay in the top flight. Burnley kick off a four-match road swing Saturday at Humberside, where they face a Hull City side in the throes of a relegation battle.
Wayne Rooney appears on track to be fit for the EFL Cup final after returning to Manchester United training on Tuesday (21 February). Last featuring as a half-time substitute during a disappointing goalless draw with Hull City at the beginning of February, the 31-year-old skipper missed the emphatic win at Leicester City due to illness and was left on the bench for the subsequent defeat of Watford. Rooney, along with veteran midfielder Michael Carrick, was then ruled out of the Zlatan Ibrahimovic-inspired 3-0 first-leg win over Saint-Etienne at Old Trafford with what Jose Mourinho insisted was a minor muscle problem. "Wayne and Michael, I don't want to say injuries because I don't think we are
LONDON, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Following are match-by-match facts and statistics ahead of round 26 Premier League fixtures on Feb. 25, 26 and 27 (1500 unless stated): --- Feb. 25 Crystal Palace v Middlesbrough