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Oct 17, 2015

Manchester duo hit scoring spree, no goals for new boy Klopp

LONDON (Reuters) – Goals rained in for Manchester City and Manchester United but Juergen Klopp’s first game in charge of Liverpool was solid rather than spectacular with his new side drawing 0-0 at Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Saturday.

Raheem Sterling’s hat-trick and a brace for Wilfried Bony helped leaders City to a 5-1 home win against Bournemouth while a few miles down the motorway United got back to winning ways with a 3-0 thumping of Everton — Wayne Rooney scoring United’s third, his first away league goal for 11 months.

Oct 17, 2015

Soccer-Manchester duo hit scoring spree, no goals for new boy Klopp

LONDON, Oct 17 (Reuters) – Goals rained in for Manchester City and Manchester United but Juergen Klopp’s first game in charge of Liverpool was solid rather than spectacular with his new side drawing 0-0 at Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Saturday.

Raheem Sterling’s hat-trick and a brace for Wilfried Bony helped leaders City to a 5-1 home win against Bournemouth while a few miles down the motorway United got back to winning ways with a 3-0 thumping of Everton — Wayne Rooney scoring United’s third, his first away league goal for 11 months.

Oct 4, 2015

Free-kick king Eriksen has few rivals, says Pochettino

SWANSEA, Wales (Reuters) – Christian Eriksen netted two superb free kicks to earn Tottenham Hotspur a 2-2 draw at Swansea City on Sunday and his manager Mauricio Pochettino believes the Dane’s dead-ball skills rival anyone in the Premier League.

Eriksen, 23, equalised twice for Tottenham after Andre Ayew’s header and a Harry Kane own goal had put the Swans ahead in an entertaining game at the Liberty Stadium.

Oct 4, 2015

Soccer-Free-kick king Eriksen has few rivals, says Pochettino

SWANSEA, Wales, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Christian Eriksen netted two superb free kicks to earn Tottenham Hotspur a 2-2 draw at Swansea City on Sunday and his manager Mauricio Pochettino believes the Dane’s dead-ball skills rival anyone in the Premier League.

Eriksen, 23, equalised twice for Tottenham after Andre Ayew’s header and a Harry Kane own goal had put the Swans ahead in an entertaining game at the Liberty Stadium.

Oct 2, 2015

Georgia deserve Seven Nations spot, says proud coach

CARDIFF (Reuters) – Proud Georgia coach Milton Haig called for the Six Nations championship to be expanded after his tough-tackling underdogs frustrated favourites New Zealand during a 43-10 Rugby World Cup defeat on Friday.

Facing the All Blacks for the first time, the eastern Europeans prompted the biggest cheers of the night from the 69,000 Millennium Stadium crowd, running in a try and having inspirational captain Mamuka Gorgodze named man of the match.

Oct 2, 2015

Rugby-Georgia deserve Seven Nations spot, says proud coach

CARDIFF, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Proud Georgia coach Milton Haig called for the Six Nations championship to be expanded after his tough-tackling underdogs frustrated favourites New Zealand during a 43-10 Rugby World Cup defeat on Friday.

Facing the All Blacks for the first time, the eastern Europeans prompted the biggest cheers of the night from the 69,000 Millennium Stadium crowd, running in a try and having inspirational captain Mamuka Gorgodze named man of the match.

Oct 2, 2015

No news is good news for Wales

CARDIFF (Reuters) – Wales survived relatively unscathed from their bruising victory over Fiji, with no serious injuries to add to the already lengthy list, the team’s kicking coach Neil Jenkins said on Friday.

A ferocious Fiji side threw everything at Wales in a thrilling contest in Cardiff but Warren Gatland’s exhausted troops repelled the Pacific islanders to earn a 23-10 victory in Pool A, just five days after a momentous win against England.

Oct 2, 2015

Rugby-No news is good news for Wales

CARDIFF, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Wales survived relatively unscathed from their bruising victory over Fiji, with no serious injuries to add to the already lengthy list, the team’s kicking coach Neil Jenkins said on Friday.

A ferocious Fiji side threw everything at Wales in a thrilling contest in Cardiff but Warren Gatland’s exhausted troops repelled the Pacific islanders to earn a 23-10 victory in Pool A, just five days after a momentous win against England.

Oct 2, 2015

Three out of three but nagging fear remains for Wales

CARDIFF (Reuters) – Wales still have their Rugby World Cup destiny firmly in their own hands but there is a nagging fear that despite their heroics so far they could yet be denied a quarter-final berth.

After surviving a second-half Fijian onslaught to register a third consecutive win in the tournament and top Pool A on Thursday, the injury-plagued Welsh should already be looking forward to the knockout stages.

Oct 2, 2015

Rugby-Three out of three but nagging fear remains for Wales

CARDIFF, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Wales still have their Rugby World Cup destiny firmly in their own hands but there is a nagging fear that despite their heroics so far they could yet be denied a quarter-final berth.

After surviving a second-half Fijian onslaught to register a third consecutive win in the tournament and top Pool A on Thursday, the injury-plagued Welsh should already be looking forward to the knockout stages.