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Apr 27, 2014

Soccer-Mourinho still revelling in raining on parades

LONDON, April 27 (Reuters) – Five days after smothering Atletico Madrid with a defensive blanket in the Champions League, Chelsea parked “two buses” in front of their goal to win at Anfield, according to Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers on Sunday.

Manager Jose Mourinho may not be providing the kind of swashbuckling football armchair fans salivate over but it is mighty effective and further evidence that when it comes to pouring water all over the barbecue, he is still the master.

Apr 24, 2014

Preview – Liverpool seek to land knockout blow on Chelsea

LONDON (Reuters) – Liverpool can eliminate one of their two rivals from the Premier League title race by beating Chelsea on Sunday and the way the dice is rolling for them they might even have one hand on the trophy by the end of the weekend.

If Brendan Rodgers’s side overcome second-placed Chelsea at Anfield and notch a 12th consecutive league win it would knock Jose Mourinho’s side out of the reckoning and should Manchester City then fail to beat Crystal Palace a little later a first title for 24 years would be almost assured.

Apr 24, 2014

Liverpool seek to land knockout blow on Chelsea

LONDON (Reuters) – Liverpool can eliminate one of their two rivals from the Premier League title race by beating Chelsea on Sunday and the way the dice is rolling for them they might even have one hand on the trophy by the end of the weekend.

If Brendan Rodgers’s side overcome second-placed Chelsea at Anfield and notch a 12th consecutive league win it would knock Jose Mourinho’s side out of the reckoning and should Manchester City then fail to beat Crystal Palace a little later a first title for 24 years would be almost assured.

Apr 24, 2014

Soccer-Liverpool seek to land knockout blow on Chelsea

LONDON, April 24 (Reuters) – Liverpool can eliminate one of their two rivals from the Premier League title race by beating Chelsea on Sunday and the way the dice is rolling for them they might even have one hand on the trophy by the end of the weekend.

If Brendan Rodgers’s side overcome second-placed Chelsea at Anfield and notch a 12th consecutive league win it would knock Jose Mourinho’s side out of the reckoning and should Manchester City then fail to beat Crystal Palace a little later a first title for 24 years would be almost assured.

Apr 12, 2014

Fulham, Cardiff show signs of life in fight for survival

LONDON, April 12 (Reuters) – It is the time of year when nerves get raw and necks get sore as managers involved in the Premier League relegation scrap look anxiously over their shoulders and this season is no different.

With the end of the season in sight only bottom club Sunderland look like being cut adrift with the teams directly above them all beginning to show signs of life.

Apr 12, 2014

Burnley promotion party on hold after Middlesbrough loss

LONDON (Reuters) – Burnley’s promotion party was put on hold after a 1-0 defeat by Middlesbrough in the Championship (second tier) on Saturday although they are still favourites to join Leicester City in the Premier League next season.

If Burnley had won at Turf Moor and Derby County had failed to beat Huddersfield Town away it would have sealed a return to the top flight for the Clarets who spent one season there in 2009-10 before being relegated.

Apr 11, 2014

Big day for all as full Sheffield Utd squad on Wembley duty

LONDON (Reuters) – Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough does not have to worry about disappointing any of his players by leaving them out of the squad for Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final against Hull City.

All 18 of his senior players are in contention for the match at Wembley.

“No-one will not be involved. We only have an 18-man squad,” Clough, son of the late Brian Clough who never managed to win the FA Cup despite title-winning spells as manager of Derby County and Nottingham Forest, said.

Apr 11, 2014

Soccer-Big day for all as full Sheffield Utd squad on Wembley duty

LONDON, April 11 (Reuters) – Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough does not have to worry about disappointing any of his players by leaving them out of the squad for Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final against Hull City.

All 18 of his senior players are in contention for the match at Wembley.

“No-one will not be involved. We only have an 18-man squad,” Clough, son of the late Brian Clough who never managed to win the FA Cup despite title-winning spells as manager of Derby County and Nottingham Forest, said.

Apr 11, 2014

Bayern and Real clash in Champions League semis

By Martyn Herman

(Reuters) – Holders Bayern Munich and nine-times winners Real Madrid will face each other in a mouthwatering Champions League semi-final this month with Atletico Madrid up against Chelsea.

Friday’s draw in Nyon not only paired powerhouses Bayern and Real together but also kept alive the intriguing possibility of an all-Madrid final in Lisbon next month.

Apr 11, 2014

Soccer-Bayern and Real clash in Champions League semis

April 11 (Reuters) – Holders Bayern Munich and nine-times winners Real Madrid will face each other in a mouthwatering Champions League semi-final this month with Atletico Madrid up against Chelsea.

Friday’s draw in Nyon not only paired powerhouses Bayern and Real together but also kept alive the intriguing possibility of an all-Madrid final in Lisbon next month.