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Oct 19, 2014

Monk risks FA sanctions after accusing referee of cheating

LONDON (Reuters) – Swansea City manager Garry Monk risks punishment from the FA after accusing referee Michael Oliver and Stoke City winger Victor Moses of cheating in his team’s 2-1 Premier League defeat at the Britannia Stadium on Sunday.

Oliver awarded Stoke a penalty just before halftime when Moses went to ground after what appeared to be minimal contact from Swansea’s Angel Rangel.

Oct 19, 2014

Soccer-Monk risks FA sanctions after accusing ref of cheating

LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) – Swansea City manager Garry Monk risks punishment from the FA after accusing referee Michael Oliver and Stoke City winger Victor Moses of cheating in his team’s 2-1 Premier League defeat at the Britannia Stadium on Sunday.

Oliver awarded Stoke a penalty just before halftime when Moses went to ground after what appeared to be minimal contact from Swansea’s Angel Rangel.

Oct 19, 2014

Four goals in last seven minutes as Liverpool beat QPR

LONDON (Reuters) – Liverpool scored a stunning 3-2 win over Queens Park Rangers with four of the five goals coming in the last seven minutes capping an astonishing finale to their Premier League match at Loftus Road on Sunday.

Liverpool needed the help of two own goals for the win that lifted them to fifth in the table and left QPR bottom after a mesmerising finish.

Oct 19, 2014

Soccer-Four goals in last seven minutes as Liverpool beat QPR

LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) – Liverpool scored a stunning 3-2 win over Queens Park Rangers with four of the five goals coming in the last seven minutes capping an astonishing finale to their Premier League match at Loftus Road on Sunday.

Liverpool needed the help of two own goals for the win that lifted them to fifth in the table and left QPR bottom after a mesmerising finish.

Oct 15, 2014

Champagne says Russian FA should do more to combat racism

LONDON (Reuters) – FIFA presidential candidate Jerome Champagne has urged the Russian Football Union (RFU) to increase punishments for clubs whose fans are guilty of racism to help eradicate the problem before the 2018 World Cup finals there.

Champagne, who would be FIFA president at the time of the World Cup in Russia if he were to win next year’s election against incumbent Sepp Blatter, said he was pleased the RFU had started to take action, but more needed to be done.

Oct 15, 2014

Soccer-Champagne says Russian FA should do more to combat racism

LONDON, Oct 15 (Reuters) – FIFA presidential candidate Jerome Champagne has urged the Russian Football Union (RFU) to increase punishments for clubs whose fans are guilty of racism to help eradicate the problem before the 2018 World Cup finals there.

Champagne, who would be FIFA president at the time of the World Cup in Russia if he were to win next year’s election against incumbent Sepp Blatter, said he was pleased the RFU had started to take action, but more needed to be done.

Oct 10, 2014

FA drops plans for B-team league but reform goes on

LONDON (Reuters) – Plans for Premier League clubs to enter B teams in a new lower division have been dropped by an FA commission but reforms to coaching, foreign imports, player development and the grass roots game must continue, says FA chairman Greg Dyke.

The FA is continuing to work on introducing limits on foreign players in the Premier League, restricting the import of overseas players in the lower divisions and improving the number of English players clubs develop in their own academies under the Home Grown Player rule.

Oct 10, 2014

Soccer-FA drops plans for B-team league but reform goes on

LONDON, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Plans for Premier League clubs to enter B teams in a new lower division have been dropped by an FA commission but reforms to coaching, foreign imports, player development and the grass roots game must continue, says FA chairman Greg Dyke.

The FA is continuing to work on introducing limits on foreign players in the Premier League, restricting the import of overseas players in the lower divisions and improving the number of English players clubs develop in their own academies under the Home Grown Player rule.

Oct 9, 2014

Hodgson pleased by England’s discipline in San Marino win

LONDON (Reuters) – England manager Roy Hodgson was delighted almost as much by his players’ professional approach to dismantling San Marino 5-0 in their Euro 2016 Group E qualifier on Thursday as he was by the victory itself.

England finally ran out comfortable winners at Wembley against the joint-worst team in the world, but despite missing a flurry of chances and being frustrated for long periods by the visitors’ blanket defending, Hodgson could only see the positives.

Oct 9, 2014

Soccer-Hodgson pleased by England’s discipline in San Marino win

LONDON, Oct 9 (Reuters) – England manager Roy Hodgson was delighted almost as much by his players’ professional approach to dismantling San Marino 5-0 in their Euro 2016 Group E qualifier on Thursday as he was by the victory itself.

England finally ran out comfortable winners at Wembley against the joint-worst team in the world, but despite missing a flurry of chances and being frustrated for long periods by the visitors’ blanket defending, Hodgson could only see the positives.