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Nov 2, 2015

New Villa boss Garde watches new side lose at Tottenham

LONDON (Reuters) – Remi Garde, named as Aston Villa’s new manager on Monday, was left in no doubt about the task facing him when he watched his new side lose 3-1 at Tottenham Hotspur to leave them bottom of the Premier League after a seventh straight defeat.

Spurs, unbeaten in the league since an opening day defeat by Manchester United, took the lead through Mousa Dembele with an angled shot after three minutes and doubled their advantage on the stroke of halftime when Dele Alli powered in a low shot from the edge of the penalty area.

Nov 2, 2015

Soccer-New Villa boss Garde watches new side lose at Tottenham

LONDON, Nov 2 (Reuters) – Remi Garde, named as Aston Villa’s new manager on Monday, was left in no doubt about the task facing him when he watched his new side lose 3-1 at Tottenham Hotspur to leave them bottom of the Premier League after a seventh straight defeat.

Spurs, unbeaten in the league since an opening day defeat by Manchester United, took the lead through Mousa Dembele with an angled shot after three minutes and doubled their advantage on the stroke of halftime when Dele Alli powered in a low shot from the edge of the penalty area.

Oct 25, 2015

Joy for Wenger, gloom for Mourinho as Arsenal go top

LONDON (Reuters) – Bitter rivals Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho had wildly contrasting afternoons on Saturday as Arsenal went top of the Premier League and champions Chelsea lost again with their manager being sent off.

Wenger, once dubbed “a specialist in failure” by the Chelsea boss, punched the air in delight after Arsenal beat Everton 2-1 at a rain-lashed Emirates Stadium.

Oct 24, 2015

Arsenal challenge gaining momentum after win over Everton

LONDON (Reuters) – Arsenal became the third team to top the Premier League this season after beating Everton 2-1 on Saturday but even if their stay is a short one, there seems little doubt they will remain serious title contenders.

Manchester City have led from the opening day, apart from one week when Manchester United moved to the summit, and Manuel Pellegrini’s men can regain first position by sinking their neighbours at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Oct 24, 2015

Soccer-Arsenal challenge gaining momentum after win over Everton

LONDON, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Arsenal became the third team to top the Premier League this season after beating Everton 2-1 on Saturday but even if their stay is a short one, there seems little doubt they will remain serious title contenders.

Manchester City have led from the opening day, apart from one week when Manchester United moved to the summit, and Manuel Pellegrini’s men can regain first position by sinking their neighbours at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Oct 24, 2015

West Ham’s bubbles are finally flying high

LONDON (Reuters) – When Slaven Bilic took over from Sam Allardyce as West Ham United manager in June, he said one of his ambitions was to lead them into the Champions League for the first time.

As West Ham have never finished higher than fifth in the Premier League, not many took him too seriously.

Oct 24, 2015

Soccer-West Ham’s bubbles are finally flying high

LONDON, Oct 24 (Reuters) – When Slaven Bilic took over from Sam Allardyce as West Ham United manager in June, he said one of his ambitions was to lead them into the Champions League for the first time.

As West Ham have never finished higher than fifth in the Premier League, not many took him too seriously.

Oct 24, 2015

Mourinho banished, Matic off as Chelsea woes continue

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea’s terrible start to the season plumbed new depths on Saturday when the Premier League champions lost 2-1 at West Ham United, manager Jose Mourinho was banished from the dugout and midfielder Nemanja Matic was sent off.

The Hammers soared to second in the table, at least until Arsenal play Everton in the late kickoff, and Manchester United play league leaders Manchester City on Sunday.

Oct 24, 2015

Soccer-Mourinho banished, Matic off as Chelsea woes continue

LONDON, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Chelsea’s terrible start to the season plumbed new depths on Saturday when the Premier League champions lost 2-1 at West Ham United, manager Jose Mourinho was banished from the dugout and midfielder Nemanja Matic was sent off.

The Hammers soared to second in the table, at least until Arsenal play Everton in the late kickoff, and Manchester United play league leaders Manchester City on Sunday.

Oct 22, 2015

Man United prepare for Van Gaal’s test against City

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester United and Manchester City must switch their focus from the Champions League to the Premier League when they meet at Old Trafford on Sunday in a derby that Louis van Gaal says will show whether United are true title contenders.

United face City after labouring to a 1-1 draw with CSKA Moscow in the cold Russian capital on Wednesday while City make the short trip across town basking in the glow of their late 2-1 home win over Sevilla.