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Mar 18, 2014

Soccer-History no help now as United try to salvage season

MANCHESTER, England, March 18 (Reuters) – If history was the only deciding factor then Manchester United would be highly fancied to overturn their 2-0 first leg defeat against Olympiakos and reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Wednesday.

But the reality for manager David Moyes and his stuttering team is that present form, rather than past successes, will have a far bigger influence at Old Trafford.

Mar 16, 2014

Wenger hails Arsenal’s special resilience

LONDON (Reuters) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger praised his team’s resilience after they hung on to beat local rivals Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 on Sunday and revive their faltering Premier League title challenge.

The victory took Arsenal, who have a game in hand, to within four points of leaders Chelsea who they meet at Stamford Bridge next Saturday when Wenger takes charge of his side for the 1,000th time.

Mar 16, 2014

Soccer-Wenger hails Arsenal’s special resilience

LONDON, March 16 (Reuters) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger praised his team’s resilience after they hung on to beat local rivals Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 on Sunday and revive their faltering Premier League title challenge.

The victory took Arsenal, who have a game in hand, to within four points of leaders Chelsea who they meet at Stamford Bridge next Saturday when Wenger takes charge of his side for the 1,000th time.

Mar 16, 2014

Chelsea lose after pair see red, victory for 10-man City

LONDON (Reuters) – The race for the Premier League title was blown wide open when leaders Chelsea had two players sent off in a 1-0 defeat at Aston Villa on Saturday and Manchester City overcame a red card to win 2-0 at Hull City.

Chelsea also had manager Jose Mourinho sent to the stands in stoppage time as the match exploded into life in the last few minutes but the normally loquacious Portuguese bit his tongue after the game.

Mar 15, 2014

Unhappy Mourinho bites lip after Chelsea choker at Villa

By Mike Collett

(Reuters) – Jose Mourinho bit his lip after being sent to the stands and having two players sent off as Premier League leaders Chelsea crashed to a shock 1-0 defeat at mid-table Aston Villa on Saturday.

The 51-year-old, normally the most quotable of managers who has contributed endless memorable comments during a highly successful career, said he did not want to get into more hot water at Villa Park.

Mar 15, 2014

Soccer-Unhappy Mourinho bites lip after Chelsea choker at Villa

March 15 (Reuters) – Jose Mourinho bit his lip after being sent to the stands and having two players sent off as Premier League leaders Chelsea crashed to a shock 1-0 defeat at mid-table Aston Villa on Saturday.

The 51-year-old, normally the most quotable of managers who has contributed endless memorable comments during a highly successful career, said he did not want to get into more hot water at Villa Park.

Mar 15, 2014

Chelsea finish with nine men in shock loss at Villa

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea’s title hopes suffered a blow when the Premier League leaders finished with nine men in a 1-0 defeat at Aston Villa on Saturday after Manchester City won 2-0 at Hull City to cut the gap at the top to six points.

Chelsea also had coach Jose Mourinho sent to the stands in the dying minutes after the game came to life at Villa Park.

Mar 15, 2014

Silva and Dzeko on target as 10-man City win at Hull

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester City bounced back from their FA Cup and Champions League exits to win 2-0 at Hull City despite playing for 80 minutes with 10 men to keep alive their Premier League title hopes on Saturday.

City, who climbed to second in the table, had captain Vincent Kompany sent off after 10 minutes for hauling down striker Nikica Jelavic on the edge of his own box.

Mar 15, 2014

Soccer-Silva and Dzeko on target as 10-man City win at Hull

LONDON, March 15 (Reuters) – Manchester City bounced back from their FA Cup and Champions League exits to win 2-0 at Hull City despite playing for 80 minutes with 10 men to keep alive their Premier League title hopes on Saturday.

City, who climbed to second in the table, had captain Vincent Kompany sent off after 10 minutes for hauling down striker Nikica Jelavic on the edge of his own box.

Mar 15, 2014

West Brom sack Anelka for gross misconduct

LONDON (Reuters) – West Bromwich Albion have given French striker Nicolas Anelka notice they are terminating his contract for gross misconduct, the Premier League club said in a statement on Friday.

Anelka, who was given a five-match ban by the FA following his controversial ‘quenelle’ salute during a match on December 28, had earlier said on Twitter he was quitting the Midlands team.