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Nov 24, 2014

Big guns sweat over Champions League progress

LONDON (Reuters) – There will be plenty of tension in the air in North London on Wednesday when out-of-sorts Arsenal face Borussia Dortmund seeking to qualify from the Champions League group stage for the 15th successive season.

There will be plenty of nerves elsewhere in Europe too as the opening phase of the competition draws to a close with Matchday Five providing the last chance for some clubs to keep alive their hopes of reaching the last 16.

Nov 24, 2014

Soccer-Big guns sweat over Champions League progress

LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) – There will be plenty of tension in the air in North London on Wednesday when out-of-sorts Arsenal face Borussia Dortmund seeking to qualify from the Champions League group stage for the 15th successive season.

There will be plenty of nerves elsewhere in Europe too as the opening phase of the competition draws to a close with Matchday Five providing the last chance for some clubs to keep alive their hopes of reaching the last 16.

Nov 23, 2014

Soccer-Liverpool misery goes on but Spurs bounce back to win

LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Crystal Palace heaped more misery on a mentally frail Liverpool when they came from behind to win 3-1 in the Premier League on Sunday, six months after effectively ending the northern club’s title hopes when they drew 3-3.

Liverpool finished second last season but, like Tottenham Hotspur who came back to win 2-1 at Hull City late on, they have started this term poorly and are looking to climb out of mid-table and back up the standings.

Nov 23, 2014

Palace fight back to win as Liverpool collapse again

LONDON (Reuters) – Crystal Palace heaped more misery on Liverpool when they came from behind to win 3-1 in the Premier League on Sunday, six months after effectively ending the northern club’s title hopes when they drew 3-3.

Palace’s home victory, with goals from Dwight Gayle, Joe Ledley and a superb curling free kick from Mile Jedinak, condemned Liverpool to a third successive league defeat after Rickie Lambert scored his first goal for the club to put them ahead in the second minute.

Nov 23, 2014

Soccer-Palace fight back to win as Liverpool collapse again

LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Crystal Palace heaped more misery on Liverpool when they came from behind to win 3-1 in the Premier League on Sunday, six months after effectively ending the northern club’s title hopes when they drew 3-3.

Palace’s home victory, with goals from Dwight Gayle, Joe Ledley and a superb curling free kick from Mile Jedinak, condemned Liverpool to a third successive league defeat after Rickie Lambert scored his first goal for the club to put them ahead in the second minute.

Nov 23, 2014

Chelsea win to stay top as City, United enjoy victories

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea beat West Bromwich Albion to stay top of the Premier League on Saturday while champions Manchester City kept the leaders in their sights and Manchester United demonstrated they are not out of the title race yet.

Chelsea played some dazzling football to easily beat West Brom 2-0 at Stamford Bridge with goals from Diego Costa and Eden Hazard to stretch their unbeaten start to the season to 18 matches in all competitions.

Nov 22, 2014

Newcastle win again to continue astonishing rise

LONDON (Reuters) – Newcastle United’s astonishing climb up the Premier League table continued on Saturday when they beat Queens Park Rangers 1-0 at St James’ Park to move up to fifth.

Alan Pardew’s men were bottom on Sept. 22 but Moussa Sissoko’s goal 12 minutes from time against bottom club Rangers secured a fifth straight league win.

Nov 22, 2014

Soccer-Newcastle win again to continue astonishing rise

LONDON, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Newcastle United’s astonishing climb up the Premier League table continued on Saturday when they beat Queens Park Rangers 1-0 at St James’ Park to move up to fifth.

Alan Pardew’s men were bottom on Sept. 22 but Moussa Sissoko’s goal 12 minutes from time against bottom club Rangers secured a fifth straight league win.

Nov 22, 2014

Soccer-Rooney seals United triumph at Arsenal, Chelsea win again

LONDON, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Manchester United won away for the first time this season when they beat Arsenal 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday to climb to fourth in the Premier League table.

An own goal from Kieran Gibbs in the 56th minute and a decisive 85th minute strike from Wayne Rooney after a swift counter-attack sent Arsenal to their first home league defeat since Aston Villa beat them on the opening day of last season.

Nov 22, 2014

Osman celebrates milestone with Everton winner

LONDON (Reuters) – Something had to give when Everton and West Ham United met on Saturday, with both seeking to preserve recent unbeaten runs, and it was Leon Osman who stole the show by snatching the goal that earned a 2-1 win.

The 33-year-old midfielder, making his 400th appearance for Everton, struck after 73 minutes when the referee played the advantage rule, to stretch his club’s undefeated sequence to seven games in all competitions and end West Ham’s five-match series without a defeat.