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Aug 16, 2015

Arsenal up and running after win at Palace

LONDON (Reuters) – Damien Delaney’s own goal allowed Arsenal to belatedly kickstart their Premier League season with a 2-1 away victory in the London derby against Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Palace had recovered from an early mauling by a fired-up Arsenal and had started the second half brightly only for Irishman Delaney to turn Alexis Sanchez’s downward header into his own net after 55 minutes.

Aug 16, 2015

Soccer-Arsenal up and running after win at Palace

LONDON, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Damien Delaney’s own goal allowed Arsenal to belatedly kickstart their Premier League season with a 2-1 away victory in the London derby against Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Palace had recovered from an early mauling by a fired-up Arsenal and had started the second half brightly only for Irishman Delaney to turn Alexis Sanchez’s downward header into his own net after 55 minutes.

Aug 15, 2015

Monk gets into good habit as young coaches impress

LONDON (Reuters) – Eyebrows were raised when former defender Garry Monk inherited the manager’s job at Swansea City following Michael Laudrup’s sacking in 2014 but few doubt the wisdom of that decision now.

Monk, 36, the second youngest manager in the top flight, has begun this season as he did his first full campaign in charge with his team flying high in the Premier League.

Aug 15, 2015

Soccer-Monk gets into good habit as young coaches impress

LONDON, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Eyebrows were raised when former defender Garry Monk inherited the manager’s job at Swansea City following Michael Laudrup’s sacking in 2014 but few doubt the wisdom of that decision now.

Monk, 36, the second youngest manager in the top flight, has begun this season as he did his first full campaign in charge with his team flying high in the Premier League.

Aug 15, 2015

Leicester flying high after win at West Ham

LONDON (Reuters) – The momentum that swept Leicester City away from relegation last season continued unabated at West Ham United on Saturday as their 2-1 win left them top of the Premier League.

First-half goals by Shinji Okazaki and Riyad Mahrez put them in command at Upton Park and although Dimitri Payet halved the deficit Leicester deservedly made it two wins from two to edge ahead of Manchester United on goal difference.

Aug 15, 2015

Soccer-Leicester flying high after win at West Ham

LONDON, Aug 15 (Reuters) – The momentum that swept Leicester City away from relegation last season continued unabated at West Ham United on Saturday as their 2-1 win left them top of the Premier League.

First-half goals by Shinji Okazaki and Riyad Mahrez put them in command at Upton Park and although Dimitri Payet halved the deficit Leicester deservedly made it two wins from two to edge ahead of Manchester United on goal difference.

Aug 15, 2015

Soccer-Leicester go top after win at West Ham

LONDON, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Leicester City moved above Manchester United at the top of the embryonic Premier League table on goal difference with a 2-1 victory at West Ham United on Saturday.

First-half goals by Shinji Okazaki and Riyad Mahrez put Leicester in control and although the hosts hit back through Dimitri Payet after the break, West Ham were unable to repair the damage at Upton Park.

Aug 15, 2015

Lukaku double fires Everton to victory at Southampton

LONDON (Reuters) – Two excellent first-half goals by Romelu Lukaku inspired Everton to an emphatic 3-0 victory at Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday.

The powerful Belgian put the visitors ahead midway through the first half after a classic counter-attack ended with the former Chelsea striker heading home Arouna Kone’s cross.

Aug 15, 2015

Soccer-Lukaku double fires Everton to victory at Southampton

LONDON, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Two excellent first-half goals by Romelu Lukaku inspired Everton to an emphatic 3-0 victory at Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday.

The powerful Belgian put the visitors ahead midway through the first half after a classic counter-attack ended with the former Chelsea striker heading home Arouna Kone’s cross.

Aug 10, 2015

Lesser lights sparkle on opening weekend in England

LONDON (Reuters) – Despite a splurge of summer spending of more than 500 million pounds and counting, it was a free transfer from France who provided one of the standout moments of the Premier League’s big kickoff.

Ghanaian Andre Ayew, signed by Swansea City from Olympique de Marseille, capped a lively debut with a dazzling piece of footwork to score his side’s first equaliser in a 2-2 draw at champions Chelsea on Saturday.