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Oct 18, 2014

Soccer-Aguero composes solo masterpiece to sink Spurs

LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur had been warned.

Two days before they ventured north to face Premier League champions Manchester City, their manager Mauricio Pochettino described Sergio Aguero as the best striker in the world — calling him the Mozart of football.

Aguero duly delivered a virtuoso performance to destroy Tottenham on Saturday, bagging all his side’s goals in a 4-1 victory that was never as comfortable as the score suggested.

Oct 17, 2014

Classical Aguero is best in world, says Pochettino

LONDON (Reuters) – Sergio Aguero is the best striker in the world and conducts Manchester City’s attack like Mozart, fellow Argentine Mauricio Pochettino says as his Tottenham Hotspur side prepare for Saturday’s Premier League clash.

“When he plays it’s like classical music, he’s unbelievable, the best striker in the world,” Pochettino told reporters.

Oct 17, 2014

Soccer-Classical Aguero is best in world, says Pochettino

LONDON, Oct 17 (Reuters) – Sergio Aguero is the best striker in the world and conducts Manchester City’s attack like Mozart, fellow Argentine Mauricio Pochettino says as his Tottenham Hotspur side prepare for Saturday’s Premier League clash.

“When he plays it’s like classical music, he’s unbelievable, the best striker in the world,” Pochettino told reporters.

Oct 16, 2014

Pochettino gives positive spin as Spurs head for Man City

LONDON (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino likes to erase bad memories and cherish good ones and it is a trait he hopes his players have acquired ahead of Saturday’s clash at Premier League champions Manchester City.

The north London club, then managed by Andre Villas-Boas, were crushed 6-0 in the corresponding fixture last season and a few weeks later, with interim manager Tim Sherwood in charge, they collapsed to a 5-1 home defeat.

Oct 16, 2014

Soccer-Pochettino gives positive spin as Spurs head for Man City

LONDON, Oct 16 (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino likes to erase bad memories and cherish good ones and it is a trait he hopes his players have acquired ahead of Saturday’s clash at Premier League champions Manchester City.

The north London club, then managed by Andre Villas-Boas, were crushed 6-0 in the corresponding fixture last season and a few weeks later, with interim manager Tim Sherwood in charge, they collapsed to a 5-1 home defeat.

Oct 16, 2014

Chelsea jet-setters return to local business

LONDON (Reuters) – In case they needed it, the short trip to Crystal Palace will re-focus Chelsea’s globe-trotting players on matters at home as the Premier League slips back into gear this weekend after the second international break of the season.

Like most of their Premier League rivals, Chelsea’s squad was scattered far and wide after their 2-0 home win over Arsenal on Oct. 5, a result that left them five points clear after six wins and a draw from their opening seven matches.

Oct 16, 2014

Soccer-Chelsea jet-setters return to local business

LONDON, Oct 16 (Reuters) – In case they needed it, the short trip to Crystal Palace will re-focus Chelsea’s globe-trotting players on matters at home as the Premier League slips back into gear this weekend after the second international break of the season.

Like most of their Premier League rivals, Chelsea’s squad was scattered far and wide after their 2-0 home win over Arsenal on Oct. 5, a result that left them five points clear after six wins and a draw from their opening seven matches.

Oct 5, 2014

Courtois head injury rings alarm bells

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said losing goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois against Arsenal on Sunday was “nothing to be too worried about” but the sight of him playing on after a nasty head injury should cause alarm.

The Belgian appeared to be out cold when he collided with the knee of Alexis Sanchez midway through the first half at Stamford Bridge but, after treatment, was allowed to carry on.

Oct 5, 2014

Soccer-Courtois head injury rings alarm bells

LONDON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said losing goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois against Arsenal on Sunday was “nothing to be too worried about” but the sight of him playing on after a nasty head injury should cause alarm.

The Belgian appeared to be out cold when he collided with the knee of Alexis Sanchez midway through the first half at Stamford Bridge but, after treatment, was allowed to carry on.

Oct 5, 2014

Mourinho and Wenger clash as Chelsea beat Arsenal

LONDON (Reuters) – Arsene Wenger’s torment at the hands of Jose Mourinho continued on Sunday as his side lost 2-0 to Premier League leaders Chelsea in a niggly derby in which the two old adversaries were involved in an ugly touchline spat.

The wily Wenger could face disciplinary action after blatantly shoving Chelsea’s manager in the chest midway through the first half after a heated exchange of views.