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Oct 30, 2014

Rio faces fight to get back into QPR side, says Redknapp

LONDON (Reuters) – Queens Park Rangers defender Rio Ferdinand, banned for three games after being found guilty of misconduct by the English FA for an “abusive” Twitter comment, faces a battle to get back into the first team, according to manager Harry Redknapp.

Ferdinand, 35, who has made an indifferent start at QPR following his move from Manchester United, was also fined 25,000 pounds ($40,000) and ordered to attend an education programme as part of the punishment handed down following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing.

Oct 30, 2014

Soccer-Rio faces fight to get back into QPR side, says Redknapp

LONDON, Oct 30 (Reuters) – Queens Park Rangers defender Rio Ferdinand, banned for three games after being found guilty of misconduct by the English FA for an “abusive” Twitter comment, faces a battle to get back into the first team, according to manager Harry Redknapp.

Ferdinand, 35, who has made an indifferent start at QPR following his move from Manchester United, was also fined 25,000 pounds ($40,000) and ordered to attend an education programme as part of the punishment handed down following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing.

Oct 26, 2014

Man City beaten at West Ham, Southampton win again

LONDON (Reuters) – West Ham United and Southampton maintained their unlikely but impressive starts to the season when the Hammers beat champions Manchester City 2-1 and Saints moved up to second with a 1-0 win over Stoke City on Saturday.

Chelsea, who visit Manchester United on Sunday, lead the Premier League title chase with 22 points from eight matches while Saints are second with 19 from nine games.

Oct 25, 2014

Milanic fired after just 32 days as Leeds boss

LONDON (Reuters) – Leeds United’s trigger-happy owner Massimo Cellino fired his second manager of the season on Saturday when Slovenian Darko Milanic parted company with the English Championship club after just 32 days at Elland Road.

Milanic, who was appointed on Sept.23, was sacked after Leeds were beaten 2-1 at home by Wolverhampton Wanderers in their second tier game, meaning Milanic failed to win any of his six matches in charge.

Oct 25, 2014

Soccer-Milanic fired after just 32 days as Leeds boss

LONDON, Oct 25 (Reuters) – Leeds United’s trigger-happy owner Massimo Cellino fired his second manager of the season on Saturday when Slovenian Darko Milanic parted company with the English Championship club after just 32 days at Elland Road.

Milanic, who was appointed on Sept.23, was sacked after Leeds were beaten 2-1 at home by Wolverhampton Wanderers in their second tier game, meaning Milanic failed to win any of his six matches in charge.

Oct 25, 2014

Impressive West Ham see off champions Man City

LONDON (Reuters) – West Ham United maintained their impressive start to the season when they beat champions Manchester City 2-1 at Upton Park on Saturday to consolidate their place in the top four of the Premier League.

Manager Sam Allardyce described it as “a famous win” after Hammers beat City for the first time in five years for their third successive victory.

Oct 25, 2014

Soccer-Impressive West Ham see off champions Man City

LONDON, Oct 25 (Reuters) – West Ham United maintained their impressive start to the season when they beat champions Manchester City 2-1 at Upton Park on Saturday to consolidate their place in the top four of the Premier League.

The Hammers went ahead in the 21st minute when Morgan Amalfitano was left unmarked at the far post and reacted quickest to a low, spinning cross from Enner Valencia to stab the ball in from close range with goalkeeper Joe Hart stranded.

Oct 24, 2014

Wenger affords a smile as he remembers Battle of the Buffet

LONDON (Reuters) – Arsene Wenger often says he has no time to look back because he is so focused on the future but he spent a minute reminiscing on Friday on the 10th anniversary of the defeat to Manchester United that ended Arsenal’s famous 49-match unbeaten run.

The match is not only memorable for United’s 2-0 win but also for what happened in the tunnel afterwards when an Arsenal player, believed to have been Cesc Fabregas but never confirmed, threw a pizza that hit the then-United manager Alex Ferguson in the face and slid down the front of his smart black suit.

Oct 24, 2014

Soccer-Wenger affords a smile as he remembers Battle of the Buffet

LONDON, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Arsene Wenger often says he has no time to look back because he is so focused on the future but he spent a minute reminiscing on Friday on the 10th anniversary of the defeat to Manchester United that ended Arsenal’s famous 49-match unbeaten run.

The match is not only memorable for United’s 2-0 win but also for what happened in the tunnel afterwards when an Arsenal player, believed to have been Cesc Fabregas but never confirmed, threw a pizza that hit the then-United manager Alex Ferguson in the face and slid down the front of his smart black suit.

Oct 24, 2014

Costa may return against United, says Mourinho

LONDON (Reuters) – Diego Costa, Ramires and John Mikel Obi could all return to the Chelsea squad for their Premier League clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday, manager Jose Mourinho said.

But striker Loic Remy is definitely out.

The three all missed Chelsea’s 6-0 Champions League club record win over Maribor on Tuesday, but Mourinho said they all have “a little chance” of playing against United, and he would decide after Saturday’s training session.