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Dec 26, 2014

Soccer-Arsenal forced to sweat after late Olivier twist

LONDON, Dec 26 (Reuters) – Olivier Giroud’s rush of blood almost ruined Arsene Wenger’s Christmas on Friday as the France forward’s red card left Arsenal sweating towards the end of their 2-1 defeat of Queens Park Rangers.

Giroud lost his cool and appeared to thrust his head into QPR defender Nedum Onuoha’s forehead in the 53rd minute when Arsenal were leading 1-0 thanks to Alexis Sanchez’s first-half goal.

Dec 26, 2014

Chelsea stroll to victory over West Ham

LONDON (Reuters) – Leaders Chelsea kicked off a hectic holiday programme in the Premier League with a dominant 2-0 victory over high-flying London rivals West Ham United on Friday.

A John Terry tap-in and Diego Costa’s drilled shot sealed the points for Jose Mourinho’s side although the scoreline disguised a gulf in quality between the two sides who were separated by only three places in the table.

Dec 26, 2014

Soccer-Chelsea stroll to victory over West Ham

LONDON, Dec 26 (Reuters) – Leaders Chelsea kicked off a hectic holiday programme in the Premier League with a dominant 2-0 victory over high-flying London rivals West Ham United on Friday.

A John Terry tap-in and Diego Costa’s drilled shot sealed the points for Jose Mourinho’s side although the scoreline disguised a gulf in quality between the two sides who were separated by only three places in the table.

Dec 26, 2014

Soccer-Chelsea stroll to victory over West Ham

LONDON, Dec 26 (Reuters) – Leaders Chelsea kicked off a hectic holiday programme in the Premier League with a dominant 2-0 victory over high-flying London rivals West Ham United on Friday.

A John Terry tap-in and Diego Costa’s drilled shot sealed the points for Jose Mourinho’s side although the scoreline disguised a gulf in quality between the two sides who were separated by only three places in the table.

Dec 25, 2014

Smiling Allardyce wants more Mourinho ‘compliments’

LONDON (Reuters) – Life has turned full circle for seasoned West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce since he last took his team to Chelsea.

At the end of January the Hammers were mired in the relegation zone, the fans were calling for Allardyce to be sacked and he was the bookmakers’ favourite for the chop.

Dec 25, 2014

Soccer-Smiling Allardyce wants more Mourinho ‘compliments’

LONDON, Dec 25 (Reuters) – Life has turned full circle for seasoned West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce since he last took his team to Chelsea.

At the end of January the Hammers were mired in the relegation zone, the fans were calling for Allardyce to be sacked and he was the bookmakers’ favourite for the chop.

Dec 25, 2014

Soccer-Smiling Allardyce wants more Mourinho ‘compliments’

LONDON, Dec 25 (Reuters) – Life has turned full circle for seasoned West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce since he last took his team to Chelsea.

At the end of January the Hammers were mired in the relegation zone, the fans were calling for Allardyce to be sacked and he was the bookmakers’ favourite for the chop.

Dec 25, 2014

Championship hits the bullseye for Christmas revelers

LONDON (Reuters) – A burly man squeezed into a nurse’s outfit, and carrying a four-pint jug of beer in each hand, lurched across the floor into the arms of Snow White and an assortment of Elves.

Elsewhere in the Great Hall at London’s iconic Alexandra Palace, a motley crew of skeletons, nuns, Elvis Presleys, matadors, and rather disheveled Santas, were partying hard — all in the name of darts.

Dec 21, 2014

Skrtel rescues Liverpool, Sunderland win derby

LONDON (Reuters) – Liverpool’s heavily-bandaged Martin Skrtel headed a goal deep in stoppage time to spared them another deflating Premier League defeat as they snatched a 2-2 home draw with Arsenal on Sunday.

Inferior for most of the match, Arsenal still led with goals from French duo Mathieu Debuchy and Olivier Giroud after Philippe Coutinho had put the hosts deservedly ahead.

Dec 21, 2014

Soccer-Skrtel rescues Liverpool, Sunderland win derby

LONDON, Dec 21 (Reuters) – Liverpool’s heavily-bandaged Martin Skrtel headed a goal deep in stoppage time to spared them another deflating Premier League defeat as they snatched a 2-2 home draw with Arsenal on Sunday.

Inferior for most of the match, Arsenal still led with goals from French duo Mathieu Debuchy and Olivier Giroud after Philippe Coutinho had put the hosts deservedly ahead.