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Aug 16, 2014

Dier gives Pochettino dream start with Tottenham

LONDON (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur’s 10th manager in 14 years began the club’s latest chapter with a 1-0 victory at London rivals West Ham United in the Premier League on Saturday thanks to their new central defender Eric Dier.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side dug deep after having fullback Kyle Naughton harshly sent off in the first half for handball and rode their luck when West Ham midfielder Mark Noble wasted the resulting penalty at Upton Park.

Aug 16, 2014

Soccer-Dier gives Pochettino dream start with Tottenham

LONDON, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur’s 10th manager in 14 years began the club’s latest chapter with a 1-0 victory at London rivals West Ham United in the Premier League on Saturday thanks to their new central defender Eric Dier.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side dug deep after having fullback Kyle Naughton harshly sent off in the first half for handball and rode their luck when West Ham midfielder Mark Noble wasted the resulting penalty at Upton Park.

Aug 13, 2014

Real reinforcements shine in Super Cup victory

CARDIFF (Reuters) – Real Madrid ended a 12-year wait for a 10th European Cup win in May but it would be no surprise if their next┬átitle arrives just 12 months later based on their performance in the 2-0 victory over Sevilla in the European Super Cup on Tuesday.

Carlo Ancelotti’s expensively assembled team dominated the lively annual European club season curtain-raiser against the Europa League winners in Cardiff and could easily have won by more than the two excellent goals scored by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Aug 13, 2014

Soccer-Real reinforcements shine in Super Cup victory

CARDIFF, Aug 13 (Reuters) – Real Madrid ended a 12-year wait for a 10th European Cup win in May but it would be no surprise if their next title arrives just 12 months later based on their performance in the 2-0 victory over Sevilla in the European Super Cup on Tuesday.

Carlo Ancelotti’s expensively assembled team dominated the lively annual European club season curtain-raiser against the Europa League winners in Cardiff and could easily have won by more than the two excellent goals scored by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Aug 13, 2014

Real lift Super Cup thanks to Ronaldo double

CARDIFF (Reuters) – Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice as a rampant Real Madrid side, featuring the most expensive strike force ever assembled, powered to a 2-0 win over Sevilla in an all-Spanish UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday.

It was a thoroughly deserved victory before a 33,500 crowd at the Cardiff City Stadium in the traditional curtain-raiser to the European club season.

Aug 12, 2014

Soccer-Real lift Super Cup thanks to Ronaldo double

CARDIFF, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice as a rampant Real Madrid side, featuring the most expensive strike force ever assembled, powered to a 2-0 win over Sevilla in an all-Spanish UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday.

It was a thoroughly deserved victory before a 33,500 crowd at the Cardiff City Stadium in the traditional curtain-raiser to the European club season.

Aug 12, 2014

Ronaldo strikes twice as Real claim Super Cup

CARDIFF (Reuters) – Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice as a rampant Real Madrid side, featuring the most expensive strikeforce ever assembled, powered to a 2-0 win over Sevilla in the all-Spanish UEFA Super Cup at the Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday.

Real, starting with eight of the team that won the Champions League last season, were predictably the better side in the annual curtain-raiser to the European club season and were far too strong for Sevilla, the Europa League winners.

Aug 12, 2014

Soccer-Ronaldo strikes twice as Real claim Super Cup

CARDIFF, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice as a rampant Real Madrid side, featuring the most expensive strikeforce ever assembled, powered to a 2-0 win over Sevilla in the all-Spanish UEFA Super Cup at the Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday.

Real, starting with eight of the team that won the Champions League last season, were predictably the better side in the annual curtain-raiser to the European club season and were far too strong for Sevilla, the Europa League winners.

Aug 11, 2014

Real Madrid to field costly strikeforce in Super Cup

LONDON (Reuters) – European champions Real Madrid are expected to field the world’s most expensive strikeforce – including local Welsh hero Gareth Bale – when they play Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup at the Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday.

Three months after winning the all-Spanish Champions League final against Atletico Madrid in Lisbon, Real and Europa League winners Sevilla meet in an all-Spanish Super Cup match with the home fans delighted to be able to watch Bale in his home city.

Aug 11, 2014

Dominant Arsenal thrash City in curtain-raiser

LONDON (Reuters) – Arsenal, who went nine years without a trophy before winning the FA Cup in May, collected their second piece of silverware in three months when they crushed champions Manchester City 3-0 in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday.

Arsenal thoroughly deserved their emphatic win in the traditional curtain-raiser to the new English season with goals from Santi Cazorla after 21 minutes, Aaron Ramsey after 42 and a stunning long-range third from Olivier Giroud just past the hour.