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Nov 23, 2013

Arsenal extend lead, Liverpool draw 3-3 at Everton

LONDON (Reuters) – Arsenal stretched their Premier League lead to four points when they were gifted a 2-0 home victory over third-placed Southampton on Saturday following a laughable blunder by visiting goalkeeper Artur Boruc.

Southampton, beaten only once previously this season and with the league’s best defence, were holding their own at the Emirates until Polish international Boruc tried to dummy his way past Olivier Giroud in the 22nd minute and was dispossessed by the Frenchman who scored.

Nov 23, 2013

Soccer-Arsenal extend lead, Liverpool draw 3-3 at Everton

LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Arsenal stretched their Premier League lead to four points when they were gifted a 2-0 home victory over third-placed Southampton on Saturday following a laughable blunder by visiting goalkeeper Artur Boruc.

Southampton, beaten only once previously this season and with the league’s best defence, were holding their own at the Emirates until Polish international Boruc tried to dummy his way past Olivier Giroud in the 22nd minute and was dispossessed by the Frenchman who scored.

Nov 23, 2013

Everton draw 3-3 with Liverpool in classic derby

LONDON (Reuters) – Everton and Liverpool served up a lunchtime classic at Goodison Park on Saturday as Daniel Sturridge got a late equalizer for the visitors in a 3-3 Premier League draw after the hosts twice came from behind to lead.

Everton thought they had done enough for their second league derby win in 14 attempts when Romelu Lukaku headed in his second goal of the game eight minutes from time after Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet had kept them at bay with some great saves.

Nov 23, 2013

Soccer-Everton draw 3-3 with Liverpool in classic derby

LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Everton and Liverpool served up a lunchtime classic at Goodison Park on Saturday as Daniel Sturridge got a late equaliser for the visitors in a 3-3 Premier League draw after the hosts twice came from behind to lead.

Everton thought they had done enough for their second league derby win in 14 attempts when Romelu Lukaku headed in his second goal of the game eight minutes from time after Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet had kept them at bay with some great saves.

Nov 22, 2013

Everton seek end to derby-day blues

LONDON (Reuters) – It is a long time since Everton were challenging for the league title and with no realistic prospect of that changing in the near future their fans have been reduced to seeking little, local successes.

Liverpool, however, are enjoying their best start for years and victory at Goodison Park in Saturday’s lunchtime kickoff could put them top of the Premier League, for a while at least.

Nov 22, 2013

Soccer-Everton seek end to derby-day blues

LONDON, Nov 22 (Reuters) – It is a long time since Everton were challenging for the league title and with no realistic prospect of that changing in the near future their fans have been reduced to seeking little, local successes.

Liverpool, however, are enjoying their best start for years and victory at Goodison Park in Saturday’s lunchtime kickoff could put them top of the Premier League, for a while at least.

Nov 20, 2013

We were caught short at the back, says England’s Hodgson

LONDON (Reuters) – England, with all their technical shortcomings, have always relied on big center backs but that last bastion disappeared on Tuesday when Roy Hodgson blamed their 1-0 defeat by Germany on a lack of defensive height.

Per Mertesacker headed the only goal of the Wembley friendly in the 39th minute, moments after keeper Joe Hart kept out an almost identical effort from the same player, as England center backs Phil Jagielka and Chris Smalling were found wanting.

Nov 19, 2013

Soccer-We were caught short at the back, says England’s Hodgson

LONDON, Nov 19 (Reuters) – England, with all their technical shortcomings, have always relied on big centre backs but that last bastion disappeared on Tuesday when Roy Hodgson blamed their 1-0 defeat by Germany on a lack of defensive height.

Per Mertesacker headed the only goal of the Wembley friendly in the 39th minute, moments after keeper Joe Hart kept out an almost identical effort from the same player, as England centre backs Phil Jagielka and Chris Smalling were found wanting.

Nov 16, 2013

All Blacks defeat all part of the journey for England

LONDON (Reuters) – Stuart Lancaster has read too many management guides to ever admit to being pleased with a defeat but the England coach will sleep soundly on Saturday despite his team allowing New Zealand to snatch a late 30-22 victory at Twickenham.

Wins over Australia and Argentina and a superb performance against the self-proclaimed “most dominant team in history”, all without several injured British and Irish Lions, is a good return from England’s three November internationals.

Nov 16, 2013

Rugby-All Blacks defeat all part of the journey for England

LONDON, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Stuart Lancaster has read too many management guides to ever admit to being pleased with a defeat but the England coach will sleep soundly on Saturday despite his team allowing New Zealand to snatch a late 30-22 victory at Twickenham.

Wins over Australia and Argentina and a superb performance against the self-proclaimed “most dominant team in history”, all without several injured British and Irish Lions, is a good return from England’s three November internationals.

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      "I'm the head of UK sports reporting, based in London. I've been on the Reuters sports desk since 1997 and cover mainly football, rugby, athletics, golf, cycling and cricket."
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