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Man City edge out Spurs to go top, Brighton scramble key point

04 April, 2019 9:30 am 9:30 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Phil Foden’s first Premier League goal ensured Manchester City edged past Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 on Saturday to return to the top of the Premier League and avenge their Champions League elimination by Mauricio Pochettino’s side. With Liverpool playing Cardiff on Sunday, City completed their 10th successive league win to move one point … Read More

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Chelsea beat Slavia 4-3 to book Europa League semi

04 April, 2019 9:49 am 9:49 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea reached the Europa League semi-finals by beating Slavia Prague 4-3 in a roller-coaster game on Thursday, helped by a Pedro brace in a first-half onslaught before withstanding a comeback bid by the Czechs after the break. Chelsea, who will face Eintracht Frankfurt in the last four, were cruising 4-1 at halftime … Read More

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Newcastle win away with Perez header at Leicester

04 April, 2019 9:43 am 9:43 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Newcastle United recovered from two consecutive defeats to beat Leicester City 1-0 with an Ayoze Perez header and moved 10 points clear of the Premier League relegation zone. The Spaniard glanced the ball into the top right corner of the net from Matt Ritchie’s cross to put Newcastle ahead after 32 minutes … Read More

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England bids farewell to World Cup-winning keeper Banks

03 March, 2019 10:36 pm 10:36 pm

STOKE-ON-TRENT, England (Reuters) – Thousands of fans joined luminaries of English football for a final farewell on Monday to Gordon Banks, a steelworker’s son who became one of the world’s greatest goalkeepers and will forever be remembered for a miraculous save against Pele. Team mates from 1966 World Cup of England win and members of … Read More

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Valencia to face Barca in Copa final after seeing off Betis

03 March, 2019 9:34 am 9:34 am

VALENCIA (Reuters) – Valencia set up a Copa del Rey showdown with Barcelona as they reached the final for the first time in 11 years by beating Real Betis 1-0 at a bouncing Mestalla on Thursday where a second-half Rodrigo Moreno strike gave them a 3-2 aggregate win. Valencia, who lifted the trophy on their … Read More

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United dump holders Chelsea out of Cup to pile pressure on Sarri

02 February, 2019 9:02 am 9:02 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester United Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba headed first-half goals to claim a 2-0 win that dumped FA Cup holders Chelsea out of the competition and secured a place in the quarter-finals in an intense tie at Stamford Bridge on Monday. Spaniard Herrera finished off a fine move with a precise header … Read More

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Chelsea collapse to 4-0 defeat at Bournemouth

01 January, 2019 9:25 am 9:25 am

(Reuters) – Chelsea’s top-four hopes suffered a huge dent as Maurizio Sarri’s side collapsed to a humiliating 4-0 defeat at mid-table Bournemouth on Wednesday — a result that dropped them down to fifth in the table. Despite Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain making his Premier League debut, Chelsea failed to make their overwhelming first-half possession count … Read More

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Argentina coach hopeful Messi will return to national team

01 January, 2019 11:15 am 11:15 am

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni said he has a “good feeling” about Lionel Messi’s possible return to international soccer and will talk to the Barcelona forward about a possible return from his self-imposed exile. Messi took a sabbatical from the national side after another disappointing World Cup, with Argentina knocked out … Read More

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Cardiff plan Sala tribute at Arsenal game

01 January, 2019 11:04 am 11:04 am

(Reuters) – Cardiff City will pay tribute to their missing forward Emiliano Sala before Tuesday’s Premier League clash at Arsenal, the Welsh club’s chief executive Ken Choo said. Sala, Cardiff’s new signing from Nantes, went missing on Monday when the plane he was travelling in disappeared over the English Channel and rescuers have ended their … Read More

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Woman soccer coach scores wins for Syrian men’s team

01 January, 2019 9:20 am 9:20 am

DAMASCUS (Reuters) – On the football pitch, Maha Jannoud barks out instructions to the players just like any other coach, but with one difference: she is a woman in what has been very much a man’s world. Jannoud, 32, who previously played for the Syrian national women’s team, believes she is the first woman in … Read More

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Solskjaer wants United players to enjoy their football

12 December, 2018 10:15 am 10:15 am

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Manchester United’s caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Thursday that he wanted to “get the players enjoying their football” after he returned to Old Trafford following the sacking of Jose Mourinho. United have turned to their former Norway international striker Solskjaer on a deal until the end of the season … Read More

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Biggest test for Sarri as stuttering Chelsea host City

12 December, 2018 4:58 pm 4:58 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – It has taken less than two weeks for the optimism generated by a 12-match unbeaten start to Maurizio Sarri’s reign at Stamford Bridge to fizzle out and this weekend the Italian faces his biggest test to date when Manchester City visit. In fairness to the former Napoli manager, he stressed throughout the … Read More

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Loftus-Cheek treble boosts Chelsea, Arsenal edge Sporting

10 October, 2018 8:30 am 8:30 am

(Reuters) – Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek had a Europa League night to remember by scoring the first hat-trick of his career as the midfielder inspired them to a 3-1 home win over Belarus champions BATE Borisov on Thursday. Arsenal also celebrated a victory in their group after a late strike by Danny Welbeck secured a 1-0 … Read More

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AFC allows fourth substitution in extra-time at 2019 Asian Cup

10 October, 2018 10:36 am 10:36 am

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Teams will be allowed to make a fourth substitution if their matches go into extra-time during next year’s Asian Cup finals, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said on Friday. Soccer’s law-making body, International Football Association Board (IFAB), earlier this year approved the use of a fourth substitute during extra time and … Read More

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Prince Ali focusing on football mission outside FIFA and AFC

10 October, 2018 9:46 am 9:46 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Former FIFA vice president Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan is not planning a return to the frontline of football politics, even with presidential elections for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and FIFA taking place next year. Prince Ali ran for the top job at world soccer’s governing body in 2015, … Read More

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