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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.

Nov 22, 2014

Soccer-Osman celebrates milestone with Everton winner

LONDON, Nov 22 (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.

Nov 22, 2014

Chelsea coast to West Brom win, City beat Swansea

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea, playing some dazzling soccer at times, beat West Bromwich Albion 2-0 to stay top of the Premier League on Saturday as they stretched their unbeaten run from the start of the season to 18 matches in all competitions.

Goals from Diego Costa, who thumped the ball home after controlling it on his chest after 11 minutes for his 11th in 10 league appearances, and Eden Hazard after 25 minutes put Chelsea in control at Stamford Bridge.

Nov 22, 2014

Soccer-Chelsea coast to West Brom win, City beat Swansea

LONDON, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Chelsea, playing some dazzling football at times, beat West Bromwich Albion 2-0 to stay top of the Premier League on Saturday as they stretched their unbeaten run from the start of the season to 18 matches in all competitions.

Goals from Diego Costa, who thumped the ball home after controlling it on his chest after 11 minutes for his 11th in 10 league appearances, and Eden Hazard after 25 minutes put Chelsea in control at Stamford Bridge.

Nov 22, 2014

Chelsea coast to win over West Brom, Man City beat Swansea

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea coasted to a 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion, who were reduced to 10 men for more than an hour, to maintain their unbeaten start to the season at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Goals from Diego Costa, who has now scored 11 times in his 10 Premier League appearances, and Eden Hazard, put Chelsea in control even before West Brom defender Claudio Yacob was red-carded in the 28th minute for a two-footed lunge on Costa.

Nov 22, 2014

Soccer-Chelsea coast to win over West Brom, Man City beat Swansea

LONDON, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Chelsea coasted to a 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion, who were reduced to 10 men for more than an hour, to maintain their unbeaten start to the season at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Goals from Diego Costa, who has now scored 11 times in his 10 Premier League appearances, and Eden Hazard, put Chelsea in control even before West Brom defender Claudio Yacob was red-carded in the 28th minute for a two-footed lunge on Costa.

Nov 21, 2014

Triesman condemns FIFA as rogue state, calls for boycott

LONDON (Reuters) – European nations should boycott the 2018 and 2022 World Cups unless FIFA transforms itself into a transparent, open organisation, a former head of the English FA said on Friday.

David Triesman, who led England’s failed bid for the 2018 event which was awarded to Russia, was fiercely critical of world soccer’s governing body in an interview with Sky Sports television.

Nov 21, 2014

Soccer-Triesman condemns FIFA as rogue state, calls for boycott

LONDON, Nov 21 (Reuters) – European nations should boycott the 2018 and 2022 World Cups unless FIFA transforms itself into a transparent, open organisation, a former head of the English FA said on Friday.

David Triesman, who led England’s failed bid for the 2018 event which was awarded to Russia, was fiercely critical of world soccer’s governing body in an interview with Sky Sports television.