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Apr 29, 2015

Wigan relegated to third tier two years after winning Cup

By Ken Ferris

(Reuters) – Wigan Athletic, whose meteoric rise saw them reach the Premier League and lift the FA Cup, will play in the third tier of English football next season after a second relegation in three years was confirmed on Tuesday.

The Latics’ fate was sealed when Rotherham United beat Reading 2-1 with second-half goals from Matt Derbyshire and Lee Frecklington to secure their Championship status.

Apr 26, 2015

Hazard wins England’s PFA player of the year award

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea’s Belgium forward Eden Hazard won England’s PFA player of the year award ahead of Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane and Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea on Sunday.

England striker Kane, 21, was voted young player of the year at the Professional Footballers’ Association awards dinner with Hazard, 24, second and Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho, 22, third.

Apr 26, 2015

Soccer-Hazard wins England’s PFA player of the year award

LONDON, April 26 (Reuters) – Chelsea’s Belgium forward Eden Hazard won England’s PFA player of the year award ahead of Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane and Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea on Sunday.

England striker Kane, 21, was voted young player of the year at the Professional Footballers’ Association awards dinner with Hazard, 24, second and Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho, 22, third.

Mar 31, 2015

Wasps’ Hughes banned for Champions Cup quarter-final

LONDON (Reuters) – Wasps forward Nathan Hughes will miss the Champions Cup quarter-final at holders Toulon on Sunday after receiving a three-week ban for striking an opponent, the RFU said on Tuesday.

Hughes was sent off after colliding with Northampton’s George North in an English Premiership match on March 27.

Mar 31, 2015

Rugby-Wasps’ Hughes banned for Champions Cup quarter-final

LONDON, March 31 (Reuters) – Wasps forward Nathan Hughes will miss the Champions Cup quarter-final at holders Toulon on Sunday after receiving a three-week ban for striking an opponent, the RFU said on Tuesday.

Hughes was sent off after colliding with Northampton’s George North in an English Premiership match on March 27.

Feb 27, 2015

Tottenham’s Eriksen happy to carry hopes of Spurs fans

LONDON (Reuters) – If Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Christian Eriksen gets his hands on the League Cup after the final with Chelsea on Sunday he can thank his father who coached him and was his harshest critic.

The 23-year-old Danish international will walk out onto the Wembley turf with the hopes of trophy-starved Spurs fans on his shoulders.

Feb 27, 2015

Soccer-Tottenham’s Eriksen happy to carry hopes of Spurs fans

LONDON, Feb 27 (Reuters) – If Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Christian Eriksen gets his hands on the League Cup after the final with Chelsea on Sunday he can thank his father who coached him and was his harshest critic.

The 23-year-old Danish international will walk out onto the Wembley turf with the hopes of trophy-starved Spurs fans on his shoulders.

Feb 27, 2015

Spurs need repeat performance to win Cup, says Pochettino

LONDON (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur must reproduce their “nearly perfect” Premier League performance against Chelsea to beat their London rivals in the League Cup final on Sunday, manager Mauricio Pochettino has said.

Spurs beat Jose Mourinho’s side 5-3 on New Year’s Day at White Hart Lane to deflate the league leaders, who have not fired on all cylinders since.

Feb 27, 2015

Soccer-Spurs need repeat performance to win Cup, says Pochettino

LONDON, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur must reproduce their “nearly perfect” Premier League performance against Chelsea to beat their London rivals in the League Cup final on Sunday, manager Mauricio Pochettino has said.

Spurs beat Jose Mourinho’s side 5-3 on New Year’s Day at White Hart Lane to deflate the league leaders, who have not fired on all cylinders since.

Jan 22, 2015

Soccer-Tottenham’s Adebayor back in favour but not with the fans

LONDON, Jan 22 (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor was restored to the starting lineup as captain against Sheffield United in their League Cup semi-final on Wednesday but left the pitch to a chorus of boos from the home fans.

The controversial Togo forward lasted 65 minutes of his side’s unconvincing 1-0 first leg win at White Hart Lane before being replaced by Spaniard Roberto Soldado, another of the club’s international pedigree forwards struggling for form.