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Jan 17, 2015

Falcao back in favour, but outshone by Fellaini

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao shrugged off his missed chances saying he was glad to have been given a full match in their 2-0 win at Queens Park Rangers in the Premier League on Saturday.

United scored second half goals through substitutes Marouane Fellaini and James Wilson while Falcao, controversially left out of the side that lost 1-0 at Southampton last weekend, was busy throughout but failed to get on the scoresheet.

Jan 17, 2015

Soccer-Falcao back in favour, but outshone by Fellaini

LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao shrugged off his missed chances saying he was glad to have been given a full match in their 2-0 win at Queens Park Rangers in the Premier League on Saturday.

United scored second half goals through substitutes Marouane Felaini and James Wilson while Falcao, controversially left out of the side that lost 1-0 at Southampton last weekend, was busy throughout but failed to get on the scoresheet.

Dec 18, 2014

Sitting at the top table with Argentine Speroni

LONDON (Reuters) – From regular Premier League football to being turned away from his own restaurant which is doing so well at weekends there are no free tables, life is good for Julian Speroni.

There are regrets for the Crystal Palace goalkeeper like being overlooked by Argentina’s national team but they are outweighed by the benefits of his loyalty to his club in a career in Britain now in its 14th year.

Dec 18, 2014

Soccer-Sitting at the top table with Argentine Speroni

LONDON, Dec 18 (Reuters) – From regular Premier League football to being turned away from his own restaurant which is doing so well at weekends there are no free tables, life is good for Julian Speroni.

There are regrets for the Crystal Palace goalkeeper like being overlooked by Argentina’s national team but they are outweighed by the benefits of his loyalty to his club in a career in Britain now in its 14th year.

Dec 13, 2014

Barca graduate lights up dull Palace affair

LONDON (Reuters) – Crystal Palace on a cold English winter’s day is a world away from the Nou Camp, but the few moments that illuminated Stoke City’s 1-1 draw on Saturday came from Barcelona old boy Bojan Krkic.

Bojan, the youngest ever Barca debutant after graduating from their La Masia academy, is finding his feet in the Premier League as mid-table Stoke look to lift their game a notch to match his skilled attacking play.

Dec 13, 2014

Soccer-Barca graduate lights up dull Palace affair

LONDON, Dec 13 (Reuters) – Crystal Palace on a cold English winter’s day is a world away from the Nou Camp, but the few moments that illuminated Stoke City’s 1-1 draw on Saturday came from Barcelona old boy Bojan Krkic.

Bojan, the youngest ever Barca debutant after graduating from their La Masia academy, is finding his feet in the Premier League as mid-table Stoke look to lift their game a notch to match his skilled attacking play.

Dec 13, 2014

Soccer-Barca graduate lights up dull Palace affair

LONDON, Dec 13 (Reuters) – Crystal Palace on a cold English winter’s day is a world away from the Nou Camp, but the few moments that illuminated Stoke City’s 1-1 draw on Saturday came from Barcelona old boy Bojan Krkic.

Bojan, the youngest ever Barca debutant after graduating from their La Masia academy, is finding his feet in the Premier League as mid-table Stoke look to lift their game a notch to match his skilled attacking play.

Dec 9, 2014

Club crown would give Saints more to crow about

LONDON (Reuters) – San Lorenzo may need divine intervention if they are to bring the Club World Cup trophy back to South America this month.

The Argentine side, known as the Saints, believe that because Pope Francis is a supporter, it could give them an edge as they target a final victory over Real Madrid.

Dec 9, 2014

Soccer-Club crown would give Saints more to crow about

LONDON, Dec 9 (Reuters) – San Lorenzo may need divine intervention if they are to bring the Club World Cup trophy back to South America this month.

The Argentine side, known as the Saints, believe that because Pope Francis is a supporter, it could give them an edge as they target a final victory over Real Madrid.

Nov 23, 2014

Liverpool’s soft centre exposed again by Palace

LONDON (Reuters) – Liverpool, beaten 3-1 at Crystal Palace on Sunday, are again facing serious questions about their mental strength after a Selhurt Park defeat with a former player laying into the side and manager Brendan Rodgers aghast.

It was at Palace in last season’s run-in that Liverpool saw their Premier League title hopes all but vanish when the home side recovered from three goals down to snatch a 3-3 draw.

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