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Feb 16, 2015

Soccer-Van Gaal’s change of tack bears fruit

LONDON, Feb 16 (Reuters) – Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal was rewarded for a bold change of tactics as his team came from behind to beat Preston North End 3-1 in the FA Cup fifth round on Monday.

A turgid first-half display in which United dominated possession against their third-tier opponents but failed to create a single clear scoring chance forced Van Gaal to act.

Feb 5, 2015

England bank on captain Morgan to defy the odds at cricket World Cup

LONDON (Reuters) – England have never won the Cricket World Cup and after a dismal run of form and chaotic preparations few people would expect them to put that right in this year’s tournament.

They have won only seven of their last 21 one-day internationals and were forced to axe Alastair Cook as captain in December following a dispiriting 5-2 series defeat in Sri Lanka.

Feb 5, 2015

England bank on captain Morgan to defy the odds

LONDON (Reuters) – England have never won the Cricket World Cup and after a dismal run of form and chaotic preparations few people would expect them to put that right in this year’s tournament.

They have won only seven of their last 21 one-day internationals and were forced to axe Alastair Cook as captain in December following a dispiriting 5-2 series defeat in Sri Lanka.

Feb 5, 2015

Cricket-England bank on captain Morgan to defy the odds

LONDON, Feb 5 (Reuters) – England have never won the Cricket World Cup and after a dismal run of form and chaotic preparations few people would expect them to put that right in this year’s tournament.

They have won only seven of their last 21 one-day internationals and were forced to axe Alastair Cook as captain in December following a dispiriting 5-2 series defeat in Sri Lanka.

Dec 29, 2014

Man City blow golden chance to close on Chelsea

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester City squandered a gilt-edged opportunity to close the gap on Premier League leaders Chelsea when they let slip a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at home to struggling Burnley on Sunday.

Chelsea stuttered to a 1-1 draw at Southampton and champions City looked poised to close the gap at the top to one point when they scored twice in the first half against Burnley, but Ashley Barnes lashed in a late equaliser.

Dec 29, 2014

Manchester City blow golden chance to close on Chelsea

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester City squandered a gilt-edged opportunity to close the gap on Premier League leaders Chelsea when they let slip a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at home to struggling Burnley on Sunday.

Chelsea stuttered to a 1-1 draw at Southampton and champions City looked poised to close the gap at the top to one point when they scored twice in the first half against Burnley, but Ashley Barnes lashed in a late equaliser.

Dec 28, 2014

Maverick Van Gaal chooses odd time to stick

LONDON (Reuters) – Louis van Gaal is a fierce critic of English football’s congested holiday fixture schedule so it came as a big surprise when he named an unchanged Manchester United team to play Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Sunday.

Less than 48 hours after beating Newcastle United 3-1, Van Gaal sent out the same 11 players at Spurs, the first time the Old Trafford team have been unchanged in 85 league matches going back to November, 2012.

Dec 28, 2014

Soccer-Maverick Van Gaal chooses odd time to stick

LONDON, Dec 28 (Reuters) – Louis van Gaal is a fierce critic of English football’s congested holiday fixture schedule so it came as a big surprise when he named an unchanged Manchester United team to play Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Sunday.

Less than 48 hours after beating Newcastle United 3-1, Van Gaal sent out the same 11 players at Spurs, the first time the Old Trafford team have been unchanged in 85 league matches going back to November, 2012.

Dec 28, 2014

Lloris shines as Tottenham hold Man United to 0-0 draw

LONDON (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris inspired his team to a feisty 0-0 draw with Manchester United in the Premier League’s early game on Sunday.

Spurs survived a wave of early pressure and threatened to end United’s eight-match unbeaten run in the closing stages as tempers flared at White Hart Lane.

Dec 28, 2014

Lloris shines as Tottenham hold Man United to 0-0 draw

LONDON (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris inspired his team to a feisty 0-0 draw with Manchester United in the Premier League’s early game on Sunday.

Spurs survived a wave of early pressure and threatened to end United’s eight-match unbeaten run in the closing stages as tempers flared at White Hart Lane.