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Apr 6, 2015

City’s title hopes recede further with Palace defeat

LONDON (Reuters) – Crystal Palace left Manchester City’s hopes of retaining their Premier League title in tatters after beating Manuel Pellegrini’s side 2-1 at Selhurst Park on Monday.

Defeat kept fourth-placed City nine points behind leaders Chelsea and seemingly now in a battle to finish above Arsenal and Manchester United.

Apr 6, 2015

Soccer-City’s title hopes recede further with Palace defeat

LONDON, April 6 (Reuters) – Crystal Palace left Manchester City’s hopes of retaining their Premier League title in tatters after beating Manuel Pellegrini’s side 2-1 at Selhurst Park on Monday.

Defeat kept fourth-placed City nine points behind leaders Chelsea and seemingly now in a battle to finish above Arsenal and Manchester United.

Apr 6, 2015

Premier League serves up six of the best

LONDON (Reuters) – Normally the candidates for goal of the season are spread throughout the 10 months of the campaign, but this weekend’s Premier League matches produced six memorable strikes in little over 24 hours.

Whether Charlie Adam’s 66 yard (60 metres) goal for Stoke City against Chelsea was the pick of the bunch or Jermain Defoe’s perfectly-executed winning volley for Sunderland in the Tyne-Wear derby against Newcastle United is open to debate.

Apr 6, 2015

Soccer-Premier League serves up six of the best

LONDON, April 6 (Reuters) – Normally the candidates for goal of the season are spread throughout the 10 months of the campaign, but this weekend’s Premier League matches produced six memorable strikes in little over 24 hours.

Whether Charlie Adam’s 66 yard (60 metres) goal for Stoke City against Chelsea was the pick of the bunch or Jermain Defoe’s perfectly-executed winning volley for Sunderland in the Tyne-Wear derby against Newcastle United is open to debate.

Apr 6, 2015

Soccer-Premier League serves up six of the best

LONDON, April 6 (Reuters) – Normally the candidates for goal of the season are spread throughout the 10 months of the campaign, but this weekend’s Premier League matches produced six memorable strikes in little over 24 hours.

Whether Charlie Adam’s 66 yard (60 metres) goal for Stoke City against Chelsea was the pick of the bunch or Jermain Defoe’s perfectly-executed winning volley for Sunderland in the Tyne-Wear derby against Newcastle United is open to debate.

Apr 2, 2015

Dyke’s reform could work if clubs are brave enough – Wenger

LONDON (Reuters) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger backs FA chairman Greg Dyke’s plans to improve the England team but says Premier League clubs must show more faith integrating young players despite the pressure to succeed being so high.

Dyke has proposed changes to the home grown player rule in English football to help more “top quality” players break through.

Apr 2, 2015

Soccer-Dyke’s reform could work if clubs are brave enough-Wenger

LONDON, April 2 (Reuters) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger backs FA chairman Greg Dyke’s plans to improve the England team but says Premier League clubs must show more faith integrating young players despite the pressure to succeed being so high.

Dyke has proposed changes to the home grown player rule in English soccer to help more “top quality” players break through.

Apr 2, 2015

State of the Premier League championship race

LONDON (Reuters) – Premier League

With no European prizes left to chase this season, England’s top clubs are focussed on winning the Premier League title, although that goal looks beyond all but Chelsea.

Arsenal and Liverpool, both in the top five with eight matches left, have the added incentive of trying to win the FA Cup but leaders Chelsea, champions Manchester City and a rejuvenated Manchester United are focussed just on the main prize.

Apr 2, 2015

Soccer-State of the Premier League championship race

LONDON, April 2 (Reuters) – Premier League

With no European prizes left to chase this season, England’s top clubs are focused on winning the Premier League title, although that goal looks beyond all but Chelsea.

Arsenal and Liverpool, both in the top five with eight matches left, have the added incentive of trying to win the FA Cup but leaders Chelsea, champions Manchester City and a rejuvenated Manchester United are focused just on the main prize.

Apr 2, 2015

Preview – Arsenal and Liverpool focus on points not Cup glory

LONDON (Reuters) – The Premier League bursts back into life after the international break this weekend with Arsenal and Liverpool clashing in a potential FA Cup final dress rehearsal in the early kick-off at the Emirates on Saturday.

Although the two teams are the favourites to meet in the Cup final at Wembley at the end of May, of more immediate concern to both will be the three points at stake on Saturday.