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Sep 22, 2014

Soccer-Singapore businessman takes stake in United old boys’ club

LONDON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Singapore businessman Peter Lim has entered into partnership with five former Manchester United players and taken a 50 per cent share in Salford City FC, who play in the eighth tier of the English league system.

Gary and Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt have equal shares in the other 50 per cent of the club, who are top of their division.

Sep 22, 2014

Echoes of Law in 1974 as City’s Lampard shuns celebration

LONDON (Reuters) – The last time a player looked as genuinely upset after scoring against his former club as Frank Lampard did when he scored against Chelsea on Sunday was also wearing a Manchester City shirt.

It might now be over 40 years since Denis Law back-heeled the ball into the Manchester United net and effectively condemned his old club to relegation, but it is often shown on television and remains a famous iconic image from the 1970s.

Sep 22, 2014

Soccer-Echoes of Law in 1974 as City’s Lampard shuns celebration

LONDON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The last time a player looked as genuinely upset after scoring against his former club as Frank Lampard did when he scored against Chelsea on Sunday was also wearing a Manchester City shirt.

It might now be over 40 years since Denis Law back-heeled the ball into the Manchester United net and effectively condemned his old club to relegation, but it is often shown on television and remains a famous iconic image from the 1970s.

Sep 22, 2014

Lampard earns City draw with Chelsea, Man Utd lose 5-3

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea icon Frank Lampard scored for Manchester City to end his old club’s perfect start to the Premier League season while Leicester City came from 3-1 down to beat Manchester United 5-3 on a remarkable day in the Premier League on Sunday.

Lampard, Chelsea’s record scorer with 211 goals in his 13 years at Stamford Bridge came on as a late substitute and scored to earn the 10-man champions a 1-1 draw against the league leaders but did not celebrate the goal and was later applauded off the pitch by both sets of fans.

Sep 21, 2014

Lampard stuns Chelsea in draw, United lose 5-3

LONDON (Reuters) – Frank Lampard, Chelsea’s all-time record scorer, came on as a late substitute for Manchester City and scored their equaliser in a 1-1 draw at the Etihad as the champions ended his former club’s perfect start to the Premier League season on Sunday.

Lampard, who scored 211 goals for Chelsea and is on loan at City from MLS side New York City, scored in the 85th minute after only six minutes on the pitch.

Sep 21, 2014

Leicester fight back to beat Man United 5-3, Spurs lose

LONDON (Reuters) – Promoted Leicester City, trailing 3-1 with 30 minutes to go, fought back to beat Manchester United 5-3 on Sunday in one of the most astonishing Premier League matches for years at the King Power Stadium.

Manchester United led 2-0 and 3-1 during the game but finished with 10 men after young defender Tyler Blackett was sent off after 83 minutes.

Sep 21, 2014

Soccer-Leicester fight back to beat Man United 5-3, Spurs lose

LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Promoted Leicester City, trailing 3-1 with 30 minutes to go, fought back to beat Manchester United 5-3 on Sunday in one of the most astonishing Premier League matches for years at the King Power Stadium.

Manchester United led 2-0 and 3-1 during the course of the game but finished with 10 men after young defender Tyler Blackett was sent off after 83 minutes.

Sep 18, 2014

Magath loses Fulham job after ‘catastrophic’ start to season

LONDON (Reuters) – Felix Magath was replaced as Fulham manager on Thursday after what he himself described as a catastrophic start to life in the English second tier.

Fulham announced the departure on their website after Magath’s side threw away a 3-2 lead to lose 5-3 at Nottingham Forest on Wednesday, a result which leaves them bottom of the Championship with one point from their opening seven matches.

Sep 18, 2014

Soccer-Magath loses Fulham job after “catastrophic” start to season

LONDON, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Felix Magath was replaced as Fulham manager on Thursday after what he himself described as a catastrophic start to life in the English second tier.

Fulham announced the departure on their website after Magath’s side threw away a 3-2 lead to lose 5-3 at Nottingham Forest on Wednesday, a result which leaves them bottom of the Championship with one point from their opening seven matches.

Sep 18, 2014

Costa can’t play every match because of injury – Mourinho

LONDON (Reuters) – Striker Diego Costa, who has scored seven goals for Chelsea in his first four Premier League games, cannot play more than once a week because of a hamstring problem, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has said.

Mourinho, looking down in the dumps after Chelsea could only draw 1-1 with Schalke 04 in their opening Champions League Group G match on Wednesday, started with returning veteran striker Didier Drogba in attack with Costa on the bench against the Germans.