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Jan 17, 2015

Soccer-Chelsea slaughter Swansea to go five clear

LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Chelsea ran riot at Swansea City, scoring four times before halftime on the way to a 5-0 win that sent Jose Mourinho’s side five points clear in the Premier League on Saturday.

Brazil midfielder Oscar and Spain striker Diego Costa scored two apiece inside the opening 35 minutes as Swansea were torn to shreds. Substitute Andre Schuerrle got his name on the scoresheet late in a more even second half.

Jan 15, 2015

Soccer-More twists in store in relegation drama

LONDON, Jan 15 (Reuters) – As the Premier League season heads towards its final third a two-horse title race is in danger of being overshadowed by an intriguing relegation survival battle featuring half the table.

With leaders Chelsea and champions Manchester City matching each other stride for stride, neutrals could miss a few episodes of that particular drama and return with the plot unchanged.

Jan 11, 2015

Chelsea pull clear as Man City held by Everton

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea beat Newcastle United 2-0 for a 10th straight Premier League home win at their Stamford Bridge stronghold on Saturday to reassert themselves as Premier League leaders while Manchester City drew 1-1 at Everton.

Jose Mourinho’s team had relinquished control in the title race in recent weeks with City roaring back to close an eight-point deficit and draw level but goals from Oscar and Diego Costa edged them two points clear at the top.

Jan 10, 2015

Soccer-Chelsea pull clear as Man City held by Everton

LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) – Chelsea beat Newcastle United 2-0 for a 10th successive Premier League home win at their Stamford Bridge stronghold on Saturday to reassert themselves as Premier League leaders while champions Manchester City drew at Everton.

Jose Mourinho’s team had relinquished control in the title race in recent weeks with City roaring back to close an eight point deficit and draw level but goals from Oscar and Diego Costa edged them two points clear.

Jan 8, 2015

New Palace boss Pardew defends his record at Newcastle

LONDON (Reuters) – Alan Pardew has defended his record at Newcastle United saying the north east club “pulled above its weight” during his four, often turbulent, years in charge.

Pardew was named as manager of his former playing club Crystal Palace on Saturday after Palace met the terms of a release clause in his Newcastle contract.

Jan 8, 2015

Soccer-New Palace boss Pardew defends his record at Newcastle

LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) – Alan Pardew has defended his record at Newcastle United saying the north east club “pulled above its weight” during his four, often turbulent, years in charge.

Pardew was named as manager of his former playing club Crystal Palace on Saturday after Palace met the terms of a release clause in his Newcastle contract.

Jan 8, 2015

Chelsea seek to regain momentum as Man City surge

LONDON (Reuters) – Stuttering Chelsea retained their Premier League lead by virtue of the alphabet heading into the new year but will need a quick riposte at home to Newcastle United on Saturday to hold Manchester City at bay.

Jose Mourinho’s side gleaned a mere four points from nine during a frenzy of holiday fixtures and a humbling 5-3 loss at Tottenham Hotspur on Jan. 1 meant champions City restored parity at the top having at one stage trailed by eight points.

Jan 8, 2015

Chelsea seek to regain momentum as Manchester City surge

LONDON (Reuters) – Stuttering Chelsea retained their Premier League lead by virtue of the alphabet heading into the new year but will need a quick riposte at home to Newcastle United on Saturday to hold Manchester City at bay.

Jose Mourinho’s side gleaned a mere four points from nine during a frenzy of holiday fixtures and a humbling 5-3 loss at Tottenham Hotspur on Jan. 1 meant champions City restored parity at the top having at one stage trailed by eight points.

Jan 8, 2015

Soccer-Chelsea seek to regain momentum as Man City surge

LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) – Stuttering Chelsea retained their Premier League lead by virtue of the alphabet heading into the new year but will need a quick riposte at home to Newcastle United on Saturday to hold Manchester City at bay.

Jose Mourinho’s side gleaned a mere four points from nine during a frenzy of holiday fixtures and a humbling 5-3 loss at Tottenham Hotspur on Jan. 1 meant champions City restored parity at the top having at one stage trailed by eight points.

Dec 30, 2014

Tennis-Prizes shared but Djokovic and Serena still rule

LONDON, Dec 30 (Reuters) – Grand slam titles were shared around like slices of pizza in 2014 but for all the welcome variety Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams ended the year still setting the standard.

For the first time since 1998 the eight grand slam singles trophies on offer were lifted by eight players.