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Feb 23, 2015

Preview: Man City aim to break new ground by beating Barca

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester City have been on a steep learning curve in the Champions League but Tuesday’s last 16 first-leg clash with four-times European kings Barcelona offers a chance to show they are now serious contenders.

Last season’s exit at the identical stage also against Barca, 4-1 on aggregate, revealed City’s shortcomings in a squad good enough to win the Premier League but still lacking authority and discipline against Europe’s very best.

Feb 23, 2015

Man City aim to break new ground by beating Barca

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester City have been on a steep learning curve in the Champions League but Tuesday’s last 16 first-leg clash with four-times European kings Barcelona offers a chance to show they are now serious contenders.

Last season’s exit at the identical stage also against Barca, 4-1 on aggregate, revealed City’s shortcomings in a squad good enough to win the Premier League but still lacking authority and discipline against Europe’s very best.

Feb 23, 2015

Soccer-Man City aim to break new ground by beating Barca

LONDON, Feb 23 (Reuters) – Manchester City have been on a steep learning curve in the Champions League but Tuesday’s last 16 first-leg clash with four-times European kings Barcelona offers a chance to show they are now serious contenders.

Last season’s exit at the identical stage also against Barca, 4-1 on aggregate, revealed City’s shortcomings in a squad good enough to win the Premier League but still lacking authority and discipline against Europe’s very best.

Feb 13, 2015

Cursed striker Carroll faces another long lay-off

LONDON (Reuters) – Type the name of West Ham United striker Andy Carroll into any internet search engine and you will be greeted with page after page chronicling various failing parts of his body.

You will also find a few more describing those all too rare days when he was fit enough to terrorise defences for club and country.

Feb 13, 2015

Soccer-Cursed striker Carroll faces another long lay-off

LONDON, Feb 13 (Reuters) – Type the name of West Ham United striker Andy Carroll into any internet search engine and you will be greeted with page after page chronicling various failing parts of his body.

You will also find a few more describing those all too rare days when he was fit enough to terrorise defences for club and country.

Feb 12, 2015

Van Gaal struggling with United identity crisis

LONDON (Reuters) – The table suggests Louis van Gaal is making progress at Manchester United but winning matches has never been good enough on its own at the Theatre of Dreams.

Van Gaal’s team have lost only once in their last 18 games, are third in the Premier League, five points behind champions Manchester City, and are on course to rejoin Europe’s elite.

Feb 12, 2015

Soccer-Van Gaal struggling with United identity crisis

LONDON, Feb 12 (Reuters) – The table suggests Louis van Gaal is making progress at Manchester United but winning matches has never been good enough on its own at the Theatre of Dreams.

Van Gaal’s team have lost only once in their last 18 games, are third in the Premier League, five points behind champions Manchester City, and are on course to rejoin Europe’s elite.

Feb 10, 2015

English Premier League gravy train proving unstoppable

LONDON (Reuters) – The soothsayers said it would not last, the bubble would burst and the English Premier League gravy train would run dry.

How misguided they look after Tuesday’s announcement by the world’s richest soccer league that the new TV deal for 2016-19 is worth an eye-watering 5.2 billion pounds ($7.93 billion).

Feb 10, 2015

Soccer-English Premier League gravy train proving unstoppable

LONDON, Feb 10 (Reuters) – The soothsayers said it would not last, the bubble would burst and the English Premier League gravy train would run dry.

How misguided they look after Tuesday’s announcement by the world’s richest soccer league that the new TV deal for 2016-19 is worth an eye-watering 5.2 billion pounds ($7.93 billion).

Feb 3, 2015

Redknapp quits as QPR manager with wounded knee

LONDON (Reuters) – Harry Redknapp resigned as manager of struggling Premier League club Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday with the 67-year-old citing knee problems as his reason for stepping down.

The top flights’s oldest manager, Redknapp said impending surgery meant he could no longer give the job 100 percent.