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Nov 4, 2014

Soccer-Man City have no margin for errors against CSKA

LONDON, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Everyone at Manchester City is flying high after the 1-0 derby win over Manchester United at the weekend but they could all come crashing back to earth after Wednesday’s meeting with CSKA Moscow in the Champions League.

The English top-flight champions, with striker Sergio Aguero in outstanding form, should in theory be too strong for their Russian counterparts at the Etihad Stadium, a year to the day since City won the corresponding fixture 5-2.

Nov 3, 2014

Soccer-Bug rules Arsenal’s Wilshere out of Anderlecht game

LONDON, Nov 3 (Reuters) – Midfielder Jack Wilshere will miss Arsenal’s Champions League match with Anderlecht on Tuesday because he has picked up a sickness bug and is not well enough to play, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said on Monday.

Wilshere was absent for only the second time this season when Arsenal beat Burnley 3-0 in the Premier League on Saturday and Wenger confirmed at his pre-match news conference, that the 22-year-old England international would not play on Tuesday.

Nov 3, 2014

Walcott return a welcome boost for Arsenal

LONDON (Reuters) – Arsenal got more than three points and three goals in their 3-0 Premier League win over Burnley on Saturday — they also got Theo Walcott back after 10 months out with a cruciate ligament injury.

The England winger came on for the last 10 minutes for his first appearance since damaging his knee in the FA Cup win over arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Jan. 4 and is now likely to be in the squad for Tuesday’s Champions League match against Anderlecht.

Nov 3, 2014

Soccer-Walcott return a welcome boost for Arsenal

LONDON, Nov 3 (Reuters) – Arsenal got more than three points and three goals in their 3-0 Premier League win over Burnley on Saturday — they also got Theo Walcott back after 10 months out with a cruciate ligament injury.

The England winger came on for the last 10 minutes for his first appearance since damaging his knee in the FA Cup win over arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Jan. 4 and is now likely to be in the squad for Tuesday’s Champions League match against Anderlecht.

Nov 1, 2014

Chelsea see off QPR, Saints and Arsenal also win

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea were not at their imperious best but still beat battling strugglers Queens Park Rangers 2-1 with a late penalty from Eden Hazard to remain undefeated, four points clear at the top of the Premier League on Saturday.

Hazard scored from the spot after 75 minutes of a hard-fought London derby against the resolute visitors, who pulled level when Charlie Austin back-heeled the ball home after 62 minutes.

Nov 1, 2014

Chelsea remain unbeaten, Southampton and Arsenal win

LONDON (Reuters) – League leaders Chelsea were made to battle for a narrow 2-1 win over strugglers Queens Park Rangers at Stamford Bridge as they maintained their unbeaten start in the Premier League on Saturday.

The winner came from Eden Hazard who scored with a 75th minute penalty after Charlie Austin had pulled strugglers QPR level in the 62nd minute.

Nov 1, 2014

Soccer-Chelsea remain unbeaten, Southampton and Arsenal win

LONDON, Nov 1 (Reuters) – League leaders Chelsea were made to battle for a narrow 2-1 win over strugglers Queens Park Rangers at Stamford Bridge as they maintained their unbeaten start in the Premier League on Saturday.

The winner came from Eden Hazard who scored with a 75th minute penalty after Charlie Austin had pulled strugglers QPR level in the 62nd minute.

Nov 1, 2014

Perez nets winner as Newcastle beat sluggish Liverpool

LONDON (Reuters) – Newcastle United, who made such a poor start to the season, won for the fourth match running when Spanish substitute Ayoze Perez scored 17 minutes from time to give them a 1-0 win over Liverpool in a drab Premier League match on Saturday.

Perez, who replaced the injured Papiss Cisse at halftime, smashed home from close range at St James’ Park after defender Alberto Moreno failed to clear a loose ball in the box.

Nov 1, 2014

Soccer-Perez nets winner as Newcastle beat sluggish Liverpool

LONDON, Nov 1 (Reuters) – Newcastle United, who made such a poor start to the season, won for the fourth match running when Spanish substitute Ayoze Perez scored 17 minutes from time to give them a 1-0 win over Liverpool in a drab Premier League match on Saturday.

Perez, who replaced the injured Papiss Cisse at halftime, smashed home from close range at St James’ Park after defender Alberto Moreno failed to clear a loose ball in the box.

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.