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Oct 1, 2015

Fiji still empty-handed after putting frighteners on Wales

CARDIFF (Reuters) – Handed the toughest possible World Cup mission Fiji ultimately came up short but Wales will testify to the impact the Pacific Islanders had on the tournament after surviving a grilling on Thursday.

For a time, midway through the second half after Fiji had scored arguably the try of the tournament when Verenika Goneva finished off a flowing 60-metre move to close to within four points, Wales were rocking like a punch-drunk heavyweight.

Oct 1, 2015

Rugby-Fiji still empty-handed after putting frighteners on Wales

CARDIFF, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Handed the toughest possible World Cup mission Fiji ultimately came up short but Wales will testify to the impact the Pacific Islanders had on the tournament after surviving a grilling on Thursday.

For a time, midway through the second half after Fiji had scored arguably the try of the tournament when Verenika Goneva finished off a flowing 60-metre move to close to within four points, Wales were rocking like a punch-drunk heavyweight.

Oct 1, 2015

Wales expectant and nervous as Fiji clash looms

CARDIFF (Reuters) – Wales downed tools early on Thursday, with all eyes fixed on the Millennium Stadium as the nation’s rugby heroes prepared for battle against Fiji knowing victory would give them one foot in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals.

Last weekend’s nailbiting 28-25 victory over hosts England at Twickenham sent Welsh hopes soaring in spite of a crippling injury list, and the mood was buoyant as thousands of fans formed a red tide pouring into Cardiff for the afternoon kickoff against Fiji.

Oct 1, 2015

Rugby-Wales expectant and nervous as Fiji clash looms

CARDIFF, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Wales downed tools early on Thursday, with all eyes fixed on the Millennium Stadium as the nation’s rugby heroes prepared for battle against Fiji knowing victory would give them one foot in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals.

Last weekend’s nailbiting 28-25 victory over hosts England at Twickenham sent Welsh hopes soaring in spite of a crippling injury list, and the mood was buoyant as thousands of fans formed a red tide pouring into Cardiff for the afternoon kickoff against Fiji.

Sep 27, 2015

Win takes United top after Spurs crush City

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester United topped the Premier League for the first time in two years following a 3-0 victory over Sunderland on Saturday while morning leaders Manchester City crumbled to a 4-1 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur.

At the other end of the table, Chelsea were indebted to Brazilian duo Ramires and Willian who both scored late on to salvage a 2-2 draw for the champions at second from bottom Newcastle United.

Sep 26, 2015

Rooney on target as Man Utd replace Man City at top

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester United replaced Manchester City as Premier League leaders with Wayne Rooney ending an 11-match run without a league goal in his side’s comfortable 3-0 win over Sunderland at Old Trafford on Saturday.

After early-season pacesetters City crumbled to a 4-1 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur in the day’s early action in north London, United took full advantage with Rooney and Juan Mata adding to Memphis Depay’s first Premier League goal for the club on the stroke of halftime.

Sep 26, 2015

Van Gaal hits the top for first time at United

LONDON (Reuters) – Louis van Gaal was hired to return Manchester United to where the club believe they belong and the Dutchman delivered on Saturday with a 3-0 win over Sunderland sending them top of the Premier League.

Goals by Memphis Depay, signed by Van Gaal from PSV Eindhoven, Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata sealed a routine victory that helped United leapfrog Manchester City into first place.

Sep 26, 2015

Soccer-Van Gaal hits the top for first time at United

LONDON, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Louis van Gaal was hired to return Manchester United to where the club believe they belong and the Dutchman delivered on Saturday with a 3-0 win over Sunderland sending them top of the Premier League.

Goals by Memphis Depay, signed by Van Gaal from PSV Eindhoven, Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata sealed a routine victory that helped United leapfrog Manchester City into first place.

Sep 26, 2015

Soccer-Rooney on target as Man Utd replace Man City at top

LONDON, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Manchester United replaced Manchester City as Premier League leaders with Wayne Rooney ending an 11-match run without a league goal in his side’s comfortable 3-0 win over Sunderland at Old Trafford on Saturday.

After early-season pacesetters City crumbled to a 4-1 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur in the day’s early action in north London, United took full advantage with Rooney and Juan Mata adding to Memphis Depay’s first Premier League goal for the club on the stroke of halftime.

Sep 26, 2015

Tottenham put four past Man City in comeback win

LONDON (Reuters) – The wheels well and truly fell off Manchester City’s early-season bandwagon as they crumbled to a 4-1 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Saturday after taking the lead.

The leaders suffered their second successive league defeat, following last week’s home hiccup against West Ham United, as goals from Eric Dier, Toby Alderweireld, Harry Kane and Erik Lamela left them reeling.