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Nov 3, 2014

Soccer-Walcott return a welcome boost for Arsenal

LONDON, Nov 3 (Reuters) – Arsenal got more than three points and three goals in their 3-0 Premier League win over Burnley on Saturday — they also got Theo Walcott back after 10 months out with a cruciate ligament injury.

The England winger came on for the last 10 minutes for his first appearance since damaging his knee in the FA Cup win over arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Jan. 4 and is now likely to be in the squad for Tuesday’s Champions League match against Anderlecht.

Nov 1, 2014

Chelsea see off QPR, Saints and Arsenal also win

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea were not at their imperious best but still beat battling strugglers Queens Park Rangers 2-1 with a late penalty from Eden Hazard to remain undefeated, four points clear at the top of the Premier League on Saturday.

Hazard scored from the spot after 75 minutes of a hard-fought London derby against the resolute visitors, who pulled level when Charlie Austin back-heeled the ball home after 62 minutes.

Nov 1, 2014

Chelsea remain unbeaten, Southampton and Arsenal win

LONDON (Reuters) – League leaders Chelsea were made to battle for a narrow 2-1 win over strugglers Queens Park Rangers at Stamford Bridge as they maintained their unbeaten start in the Premier League on Saturday.

The winner came from Eden Hazard who scored with a 75th minute penalty after Charlie Austin had pulled strugglers QPR level in the 62nd minute.

Nov 1, 2014

Soccer-Chelsea remain unbeaten, Southampton and Arsenal win

LONDON, Nov 1 (Reuters) – League leaders Chelsea were made to battle for a narrow 2-1 win over strugglers Queens Park Rangers at Stamford Bridge as they maintained their unbeaten start in the Premier League on Saturday.

The winner came from Eden Hazard who scored with a 75th minute penalty after Charlie Austin had pulled strugglers QPR level in the 62nd minute.

Nov 1, 2014

Perez nets winner as Newcastle beat sluggish Liverpool

LONDON (Reuters) – Newcastle United, who made such a poor start to the season, won for the fourth match running when Spanish substitute Ayoze Perez scored 17 minutes from time to give them a 1-0 win over Liverpool in a drab Premier League match on Saturday.

Perez, who replaced the injured Papiss Cisse at halftime, smashed home from close range at St James’ Park after defender Alberto Moreno failed to clear a loose ball in the box.

Nov 1, 2014

Soccer-Perez nets winner as Newcastle beat sluggish Liverpool

LONDON, Nov 1 (Reuters) – Newcastle United, who made such a poor start to the season, won for the fourth match running when Spanish substitute Ayoze Perez scored 17 minutes from time to give them a 1-0 win over Liverpool in a drab Premier League match on Saturday.

Perez, who replaced the injured Papiss Cisse at halftime, smashed home from close range at St James’ Park after defender Alberto Moreno failed to clear a loose ball in the box.

Oct 30, 2014

Rio faces fight to get back into QPR side, says Redknapp

LONDON (Reuters) – Queens Park Rangers defender Rio Ferdinand, banned for three games after being found guilty of misconduct by the English FA for an “abusive” Twitter comment, faces a battle to get back into the first team, according to manager Harry Redknapp.

Ferdinand, 35, who has made an indifferent start at QPR following his move from Manchester United, was also fined 25,000 pounds ($40,000) and ordered to attend an education programme as part of the punishment handed down following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing.

Oct 30, 2014

Soccer-Rio faces fight to get back into QPR side, says Redknapp

LONDON, Oct 30 (Reuters) – Queens Park Rangers defender Rio Ferdinand, banned for three games after being found guilty of misconduct by the English FA for an “abusive” Twitter comment, faces a battle to get back into the first team, according to manager Harry Redknapp.

Ferdinand, 35, who has made an indifferent start at QPR following his move from Manchester United, was also fined 25,000 pounds ($40,000) and ordered to attend an education programme as part of the punishment handed down following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing.

Oct 26, 2014

Man City beaten at West Ham, Southampton win again

LONDON (Reuters) – West Ham United and Southampton maintained their unlikely but impressive starts to the season when the Hammers beat champions Manchester City 2-1 and Saints moved up to second with a 1-0 win over Stoke City on Saturday.

Chelsea, who visit Manchester United on Sunday, lead the Premier League title chase with 22 points from eight matches while Saints are second with 19 from nine games.

Oct 25, 2014

Milanic fired after just 32 days as Leeds boss

LONDON (Reuters) – Leeds United’s trigger-happy owner Massimo Cellino fired his second manager of the season on Saturday when Slovenian Darko Milanic parted company with the English Championship club after just 32 days at Elland Road.

Milanic, who was appointed on Sept.23, was sacked after Leeds were beaten 2-1 at home by Wolverhampton Wanderers in their second tier game, meaning Milanic failed to win any of his six matches in charge.