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Mar 17, 2014

Soccer-United clutch at last straw, Chelsea welcome Drogba

LONDON, March 17 (Reuters) – Manchester United will be clutching at the final straw of a sobering season when they attempt to overturn a 2-0 deficit against Greek side Olympiakos and reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Wednesday.

The final four places in the quarter-finals are up for grabs this week, although unlike United who remain hopeful of salvation, Zenit St Petersburg and Schalke travel to Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid respectively facing mission impossible.

Mar 16, 2014

Liverpool crush United, Arsenal edge Spurs as race hots up

LONDON (Reuters) – Two Steven Gerrard penalties and a Tomas Rosicky thunderbolt helped Liverpool and Arsenal claim precious derby wins on Sunday to crank up the pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea.

Liverpool skipper Gerrard dispatched spot-kicks either side of halftime as the in-form Merseysiders humbled bitter north- west rivals Manchester United 3-0 at Old Trafford.

Mar 16, 2014

Dazzling Liverpool crush Man Utd at Old Trafford

LONDON (Reuters) – Two Steven Gerrard penalties helped Liverpool embarrass bitter rivals Manchester United 3-0 at a stunned Old Trafford on Sunday to leave them breathing down the necks of Premier League leaders Chelsea.

Gerrard’s strikes either side of halftime put the visitors in control and Luis Suarez sealed only Liverpool’s second win at Old Trafford in nearly 10 years with a well-taken third.

Mar 16, 2014

Liverpool prove they have bigger fish to fry than ailing United

LONDON (Reuters) – There was no great show of emotion as Brendan Rodgers offered crestfallen David Moyes a conciliatory hand and hurried down the tunnel at Old Trafford on Sunday following Liverpool’s 3-0 demolition of Manchester United in the Premier League.

For much of the last two decades any Liverpool success at United, and there has not been much, was greeted with cup-final like fervour.

Mar 16, 2014

Soccer-Liverpool prove they have bigger fish to fry than ailing United

LONDON, March 16 (Reuters) – There was no great show of emotion as Brendan Rodgers offered crestfallen David Moyes a conciliatory hand and hurried down the tunnel at Old Trafford on Sunday following Liverpool’s 3-0 demolition of Manchester United in the Premier League.

For much of the last two decades any Liverpool success at United, and there has not been much, was greeted with cup-final like fervour.

Mar 16, 2014

Gerrard on the spot as dazzling Liverpool crush Man Utd

LONDON (Reuters) – Two Steven Gerrard penalties helped Liverpool to a crushing 3-0 victory at bitter rivals Manchester United on Sunday to leave them breathing down the necks of Premier League leaders Chelsea.

Gerrard’s strikes either side of halftime put the visitors in control and Luis Suarez sealed only Liverpool’s second win at Old Trafford in nearly 10 years with a well-taken third.

Mar 16, 2014

Soccer-Gerrard on the spot as dazzling Liverpool crush Man Utd

LONDON, March 16 (Reuters) – Two Steven Gerrard penalties helped Liverpool to a crushing 3-0 victory at bitter rivals Manchester United on Sunday to leave them breathing down the necks of Premier League leaders Chelsea.

Gerrard’s strikes either side of halftime put the visitors in control and Luis Suarez sealed only Liverpool’s second win at Old Trafford in nearly 10 years with a well-taken third.

Mar 14, 2014

Chelsea still only fake leaders, says cagey Mourinho

LONDON (Reuters) – Jose Mourinho was at his most cagey on Friday when discussing the prospect of Chelsea opening up a nine-point lead at the top of the Premier League away to Aston Villa on Saturday.

Should fourth-placed Manchester City slip up at Hull City in Saturday’s early kickoff, victory at Villa could even establish a 10-point cushion for Chelsea as second and third placed sides Liverpool and Arsenal are not in action until Sunday.

Mar 14, 2014

Soccer-Chelsea still only fake leaders, says cagey Mourinho

LONDON, March 14 (Reuters) – Jose Mourinho was at his most cagey on Friday when discussing the prospect of Chelsea opening up a nine-point lead at the top of the Premier League away to Aston Villa on Saturday.

Should fourth-placed Manchester City slip up at Hull City in Saturday’s early kickoff, victory at Villa could even establish a 10-point cushion for Chelsea as second and third placed sides Liverpool and Arsenal are not in action until Sunday.

Mar 13, 2014

Liverpool chomping at the bit for United clash, says Rodgers

LONDON (Reuters) – Sunday’s north-west derby with arch-rivals Manchester United cannot come fast enough for Liverpool, according to manager Brendan Rodgers, whose side will start as favourites.

Four consecutive victories have propelled Liverpool into second place in the Premier League, seven points behind Chelsea with a game in hand, if they make it five at Old Trafford, talk of a first English title since 1990 will look realistic.