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Apr 6, 2014

Rampaging Everton crush Arsenal to eye Champions League spot

LONDON (Reuters) – Everton crushed a woeful Arsenal side 3-0 at Goodison Park on Sunday to boost their chances of a top four finish and a possible place in next season’s Champions League for the first time in nine seasons.

Everton’s sixth successive Premier League win meant that although they stayed in fifth place, one behind Arsenal, they are only a point behind the Gunners with a match in hand.

Apr 6, 2014

Soccer-Rampaging Everton crush Arsenal to eye Champions League spot

LONDON, April 6 (Reuters) – Everton crushed a woeful Arsenal side 3-0 at Goodison Park on Sunday to boost their chances of a top four finish and a possible place in next season’s Champions League for the first time in nine seasons.

Everton’s sixth successive Premier League win meant that although they stayed in fifth place, one behind Arsenal, they are only a point behind the Gunners with a match in hand.

Apr 3, 2014

Mourinho tactics backfire as Torres and Chelsea face exit

LONDON (Reuters) – Fernando Torres looks set for the Stamford Bridge exit door and Chelsea are in danger of Champions League elimination after a night in Paris when, for once, manager Jose Mourinho’s tactics backfired spectacularly.

Mourinho, clearly no longer trusting the 50.0 million pounds ($83.17 million) Spanish striker after his latest lame performance in a 1-0 defeat at Crystal Palace last Saturday, started without a recognised forward against Paris St Germain.

Apr 3, 2014

Soccer-Mourinho tactics backfire as Torres and Chelsea face exit

LONDON, April 3 (Reuters) – Fernando Torres looks set for the Stamford Bridge exit door and Chelsea are in danger of Champions League elimination after a night in Paris when, for once, manager Jose Mourinho’s tactics backfired spectacularly.

Mourinho, clearly no longer trusting the 50.0 million pounds ($83.17 million) Spanish striker after his latest lame performance in a 1-0 defeat at Crystal Palace last Saturday, started without a recognised forward against Paris St Germain.

Apr 3, 2014

Reject Carroll out to jolt Liverpool’s title hopes

LONDON (Reuters) – Former Liverpool striker Andy Carroll can dent his former club’s Premier League title chances and virtually seal West Ham United’s top-flight status for next season when the teams meet at Upton Park on Sunday.

Carroll did not fit into manager Brendan Rodgers’s plans when the Irishman took over at Anfield and 18 months after becoming the most expensive English player ever following his 35 million-pound ($58.2 million) move from Newcastle United he joined West Ham on loan before signing permanently last year.

Apr 3, 2014

Soccer-Reject Carroll out to jolt Liverpool’s title hopes

LONDON, April 3 (Reuters) – Former Liverpool striker Andy Carroll can dent his former club’s Premier League title chances and virtually seal West Ham United’s top-flight status for next season when the teams meet at Upton Park on Sunday.

Carroll did not fit into manager Brendan Rodgers’s plans when the Irishman took over at Anfield and 18 months after becoming the most expensive English player ever following his 35 million-pound ($58.2 million) move from Newcastle United he joined West Ham on loan before signing permanently last year.

Apr 2, 2014

English rivals provide United’s inspiration for second leg

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester United can take heart from rivals Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea when they travel to Bayern Munich next week looking for the result that will knock the holders out of the Champions League.

Their quarter-final tie tipped in Bayern’s favor after the first leg ended in a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on Tuesday but City, Chelsea and Arsenal, twice, have all avoided defeat in Munich in the last two years.

Apr 2, 2014

Soccer-English rivals provide United’s inspiration for second leg

LONDON, March 31 (Reuters) – Manchester United can take heart from rivals Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea when they travel to Bayern Munich next week looking for the result that will knock the holders out of the Champions League.

Their quarter-final tie tipped in Bayern’s favour after the first leg ended in a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on Tuesday but City, Chelsea and Arsenal, twice, have all avoided defeat in Munich in the last two years.

Mar 31, 2014

High-flying Liverpool eye return to ‘perch’

LONDON (Reuters) – One of Alex Ferguson’s avowed aims during his long reign as Manchester United manager was, famously, “to knock Liverpool off their perch” as the most successful club side in England.

When he took over at Old Trafford in November 1986, Liverpool had won the title 16 times while United had won it on seven occasions, with the last of those successes coming in 1967.

Mar 31, 2014

Soccer-High-flying Liverpool eye return to ‘perch’

LONDON, March 31 (Reuters) – One of Alex Ferguson’s avowed aims during his long reign as Manchester United manager was, famously, “to knock Liverpool off their perch” as the most successful club side in England.

When he took over at Old Trafford in November 1986, Liverpool had won the title 16 times while United had won it on seven occasions, with the last of those successes coming in 1967.