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Sep 30, 2014

Soccer-Arsenal must now beat Galatasaray, says Cazorla

LONDON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – It is almost a given that Arsenal reach the Champions League knockout stages but their path to the last 16 could become “problematic” if they fail to beat Galatasaray on Wednesday.

That was the stark warning from midfielder Santi Cazorla ahead of the clash with the Turkish side at The Emirates where Arsenal will attempt to kickstart their European campaign after failing to turn up in Dortmund two weeks ago.

Sep 28, 2014

Derby spoils shared as Chelsea march on

LONDON (Reuters) – Spoils were shared in two huge Premier League derbies, Chelsea’s cracking start continued with a 3-0 win over Aston Villa and Wayne Rooney produced a Jekyll and Hyde display in a nervy Manchester United victory on Saturday.

A jam-packed Premier League programme began with Phil Jagielka’s stoppage-time humdinger earning Everton a 1-1 draw at Liverpool and ended with Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain denying Tottenham Hotspur a surprise win at their arch-rivals as the game ended 1-1 in north London.

Sep 27, 2014

Jagielka thunderbolt earns Everton draw at Liverpoool

LONDON (Reuters) – Phil Jagielka’s stoppage-time thunderbolt earned Everton an unlikely 1-1 draw in the 223rd Merseyside derby on Saturday after Steven Gerrard’s free kick appeared to have secured Liverpool a welcome victory.

With Everton making a desperate late assault on Liverpool’s goal, Aiden McGeady’s cross was headed clear, only for England defender Jagielka to send a 30-metre volley screaming past keeper Simon Mignolet into the top corner.

Sep 27, 2014

Soccer-Jagielka thunderbolt earns Everton draw at Liverpoool

LONDON, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Phil Jagielka’s stoppage-time thunderbolt earned Everton an unlikely 1-1 draw in the 223rd Merseyside derby on Saturday after Steven Gerrard’s free kick appeared to have secured Liverpool a welcome victory.

With Everton making a desperate late assault on Liverpool’s goal, Aiden McGeady’s cross was headed clear, only for England defender Jagielka to send a 30-metre volley screaming past keeper Simon Mignolet into the top corner.

Sep 21, 2014

Ozil helps Arsenal trounce Villa, Liverpool stumble

LONDON (Reuters) – Mesut Ozil helped Arsenal shake off the hangover of a midweek pounding in Germany with a starring role in a 3-0 win at Aston Villa but stuttering Liverpool lost 3-1 at West Ham United in the Premier League on Saturday.

Arsenal’s record signing came in for particular criticism after his team’s lame 2-0 defeat by Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Wednesday, but he came alive before halftime at one of the London side’s happiest hunting grounds.

Sep 20, 2014

Liverpool struggling to cope with extra demands

LONDON (Reuters) – Coping with tricky Premier League fixtures a few days after Champions League exertions is a knack Liverpool must learn quickly if this campaign does not become a second-rate sequel to last season’s thriller.

On the evidence of a 3-1 defeat at West Ham United on Saturday they have some way to go.

Sep 20, 2014

Soccer-Liverpool struggling to cope with extra demands

LONDON, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Coping with tricky Premier League fixtures a few days after Champions League exertions is a knack Liverpool must learn quickly if this campaign does not become a second-rate sequel to last season’s thriller.

On the evidence of a 3-1 defeat at West Ham United on Saturday they have some way to go.

Sep 20, 2014

Ozil inspires Arsenal to easy win at Villa

LONDON (Reuters) – Arsenal responded to midweek criticism with a 3-0 thrashing of Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday inspired by record signing Mesut Ozil.

Ozil scored one and created another for Danny Welbeck as the visitors struck three goals in four minutes before halftime to end the hosts’ unbeaten start in emphatic fashion.

Sep 20, 2014

Soccer-Ozil inspires Arsenal to easy win at Villa

LONDON, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Arsenal responded to midweek criticism with a 3-0 thrashing of Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday inspired by record signing Mesut Ozil.

Ozil scored one and created another for Danny Welbeck as the visitors struck three goals in four minutes before halftime to end the hosts’ unbeaten start in emphatic fashion.

Sep 19, 2014

From a small seed, a sporting feast has grown – the Ryder Cup

ST ALBANS England (Reuters) – An imposing oil portrait of one Samuel Ryder adorns a wall in Verulam Golf Club’s oak-panelled bar, just in front of a panoramic window overlooking the 18th hole named after him.

The 109-year-old James Braid-designed course, just north of London in Hertfordshire, is dotted with members and societies enjoying a leisurely round in balmy September sunshine.