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Mar 1, 2014

Newcastle’s Pardew faces sanctions for headbutting player

LONDON (Reuters) – Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew faces a hefty fine and a touchline ban after being sent off for headbutting Hull City midfielder David Meyler during his side’s 4-1 win at the KC Stadium on Saturday.

Pardew was sent to the stands by referee Kevin Friend in the 72nd minute of the Premier League match for his attack on Meyler who was booked for his part in the incident.

Mar 1, 2014

Soccer-Newcastle’s Pardew faces sanctions for headbutting player

LONDON, March 1 (Reuters) – Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew faces a hefty fine and a touchline ban after being sent off for headbutting Hull City midfielder David Meyler during his side’s 4-1 win at the KC Stadium on Saturday.

Pardew was sent to the stands by referee Kevin Friend in the 72nd minute of the Premier League match for his attack on Meyler who was booked for his part in the incident.

Feb 28, 2014

Spurs restore English pride after stunning fightback

LONDON (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur restored some pride to English football by succeeding where Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City all failed over the last two weeks by winning a match in Europe.

Spurs came from behind at White Hart Lane on Thursday to score a sensational 3-1 win for a 3-2 aggregate success over Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk of Ukraine to reach the last 16 of the Europa League.

Feb 28, 2014

Soccer-Spurs restore English pride after stunning fightback

LONDON, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur restored some pride to English soccer by succeeding where Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City all failed over the last two weeks by winning a match in Europe.

Spurs came from behind at White Hart Lane on Thursday to score a sensational 3-1 win for a 3-2 aggregate success over Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk of Ukraine to reach the last 16 of the Europa League.

Feb 27, 2014

Door still open for World Cup hopefuls says Hodgson

LONDON (Reuters) – England coach Roy Hodgson named a 30-man squad on Thursday for next week’s friendly with Denmark but told the players not included they still had a chance of making his final 23-man squad for the World Cup finals.

West Ham United’s Andy Carroll, Sunderland’s Adam Johnson and Everton midfielder Gareth Barry were all notable absentees but, Hodgson told reporters at Wembley: “It would be very foolish of me in March to give a definitive 30 man squad (for the World Cup).

Feb 27, 2014

Soccer-Door still open for World Cup hopefuls says Hodgson

LONDON, Feb 27 (Reuters) – England coach Roy Hodgson named a 30-man squad on Thursday for next week’s friendly with Denmark but told the players not included they still had a chance of making his final 23-man squad for the World Cup finals.

West Ham United’s Andy Carroll, Sunderland’s Adam Johnson and Everton midfielder Gareth Barry were all notable absentees but, Hodgson told reporters at Wembley: “It would be very foolish of me in March to give a definitive 30 man squad (for the World Cup).

Feb 27, 2014

Favourites Man City wary of history repeating itself

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester City will be praying history does not repeat itself but Sunderland will be hoping it does when they meet in the Capital One (League) Cup final at Wembley on Sunday.

City start as the strong favourites and Sunderland the rank outsiders and both clubs know the elation and devastation that can follow when those odds are upset.

Feb 27, 2014

Soccer-Favourites Man City wary of history repeating itself

LONDON, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Manchester City will be praying history does not repeat itself but Sunderland will be hoping it does when they meet in the Capital One (League) Cup final at Wembley on Sunday.

City start as the strong favourites and Sunderland the rank outsiders and both clubs know the elation and devastation that can follow when those odds are upset.

Feb 26, 2014

Hamstring injury denies Defoe chance of final Spurs match

LONDON (Reuters) – Jermain Defoe will miss what would have been his last match for Tottenham Hotspur because he is suffering with a hamstring injury, manager Tim Sherwood said on Wednesday.

Defoe, 31, was expected to make his 364th and final appearance for Spurs against Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in their Europa League last 32, second leg match at White Hart Lane on Thursday when they will try to overturn a 1-0 first leg deficit.

Feb 26, 2014

Soccer-Hamstring injury denies Defoe chance of final Spurs match

LONDON, Feb 26 (Reuters) – Jermain Defoe will miss what would have been his last match for Tottenham Hotspur because he is suffering with a hamstring injury, manager Tim Sherwood said on Wednesday.

Defoe, 31, was expected to make his 364th and final appearance for Spurs against Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in their Europa League last 32, second leg match at White Hart Lane on Thursday when they will try to overturn a 1-0 first leg deficit.