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Feb 7, 2013

Soccer-Ferguson expects big-game mentality against Everton

LONDON, Feb 7 (Reuters) – Manchester United’s nine-point lead in the Premier League is partly down to success against other big clubs but Champions League challengers Everton visit Old Trafford on Sunday having outfoxed them in August.

Everton fans will be proud to call their fifth-placed side “big” as they again push for the top four despite modest means compared to United and second-placed champions Manchester City.

Feb 3, 2013

Magician Aguero salvages draw for City

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero scored from a near-impossible angle to salvage a 2-2 home draw with Liverpool but a memorable Steven Gerrard goal still helped boost Premier League leaders Manchester United on Sunday.

The irony of one of Liverpool’s most battling displays of the season helping arch-rivals United end the weekend nine points clear following Saturday’s 1-0 win at Fulham will not be lost of either set of fans but their draw was fully deserved.

Feb 3, 2013

Soccer-Magician Aguero salvages draw for City

LONDON, Feb 3 (Reuters) – Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero scored from a near-impossible angle to salvage a 2-2 home draw with Liverpool but a memorable Steven Gerrard goal still helped boost Premier League leaders Manchester United on Sunday.

The irony of one of Liverpool’s most battling displays of the season helping arch-rivals United end the weekend nine points clear following Saturday’s 1-0 win at Fulham will not be lost of either set of fans but their draw was fully deserved.

Feb 3, 2013

Defoe injury spooks striker-light Spurs

LONDON (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur’s push for Champions League football risks being undermined by their failure to bring in a striker in the January transfer window after their only available forward Jermain Defoe was injured on Sunday.

The England man, who has 14 goals this term and will now miss the friendly with Brazil on Wednesday, was substituted in the first half of the 1-0 Premier League win at 10-man West Bromwich Albion after turning his ankle.

Feb 3, 2013

Soccer-Defoe injury spooks striker-light Spurs

LONDON, Feb 3 (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur’s push for Champions League football risks being undermined by their failure to bring in a striker in the January transfer window after their only available forward Jermain Defoe was injured on Sunday.

The England man, who has 14 goals this term and will now miss the friendly with Brazil on Wednesday, was substituted in the first half of the 1-0 Premier League win at 10-man West Bromwich Albion after turning his ankle.

Jan 31, 2013

Contrasting transfer deals for Beckham and Samba

LONDON (Reuters) – Paris St Germain signed a cut-price David Beckham on Thursday while English Premier League strugglers Queens Park Rangers took a big gamble on the costly Christopher Samba during transfer deadline day.

Former England captain Beckham, 37, who signed a five-month contract with the French club, said his salary would be donated to a children’s charity in Paris.

Jan 31, 2013

Soccer-Contrasting transfer deals for Beckham and Samba

LONDON, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Paris St Germain signed a cut-price David Beckham on Thursday while English Premier League strugglers Queens Park Rangers took a big gamble on the costly Christopher Samba during transfer deadline day.

Former England captain Beckham, 37, who signed a five-month contract with the French club, said his salary would be donated to a children’s charity in Paris.

Jan 20, 2013

City close on United, Liverpool thrash Norwich

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester City seized the chance to put Premier League leaders Manchester United under pressure with David Silva’s double in a 2-0 win over Fulham on Saturday while Liverpool enjoyed a 5-0 romp against Norwich City.

United face a tricky trip to fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday with their advantage at the top whittled down to four points after Spain midfielder Silva struck in the second and 69th minutes for hosts and champions City.

Jan 19, 2013

Soccer-City close on United, Liverpool thrash Norwich

LONDON, Jan 19 (Reuters) – Manchester City seized the chance to put Premier League leaders Manchester United under pressure with David Silva’s double in a 2-0 win over Fulham on Saturday while Liverpool enjoyed a 5-0 romp against Norwich City.

United face a tricky trip to fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday with their advantage at the top whittled down to four points after Spain midfielder Silva struck in the second and 69th minutes for hosts and champions City.

Jan 19, 2013

City and Liverpool seal easy home wins

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester City seized the chance to put Premier League leaders Manchester United under pressure with David Silva’s double in a 2-0 win over Fulham on Saturday while Liverpool enjoyed a 5-0 romp against Norwich City.

United face a tricky trip to fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday with their advantage at the top whittled down to four points after Spain midfielder Silva struck in the second and 69th minutes for hosts and champions City.