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Apr 17, 2012

Premier League gets nostalgic 20 years on

LONDON (Reuters) – Nostalgia, the old line goes, is not what it used to be. But as the Premier League gets misty eyed about its 20 years of existence, it appears that great goals are not what they used to be either.

Arguably the most striking thing about the candidates for the ’20 Seasons Awards’ launched this week by the Premier League is that just one of the 10 best goal contenders was scored in the last 10 years.

Apr 17, 2012

Soccer-Premier League gets nostalgic 20 years on

LONDON, April 17 (Reuters) – Nostalgia, the old line goes,
is not what it used to be. But as the Premier League gets misty
eyed about its 20 years of existence, it appears that great
goals are not what they used to be either.

Arguably the most striking thing about the candidates for
the ’20 Seasons Awards’ launched this week by the Premier League
is that just one of the 10 best goal contenders was scored in
the last 10 years.

Oct 22, 2011

Manchester City need to learn to win when playing badly, says Mancini

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Premier League leaders Manchester City must learn to emulate rivals United in a key department — winning matches even when playing badly.

City manager Roberto Mancini expressed the notion at a news conference on Friday ahead of the big two squaring up for Sunday’s showdown at Old Trafford.

Oct 22, 2011

City need to learn to win when playing badly, says Mancini

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Premier League leaders Manchester City must learn to emulate rivals United in a key department — winning matches even when playing badly.

City manager Roberto Mancini expressed the notion at a news conference on Friday ahead of the big two squaring up for Sunday’s showdown at Old Trafford.

Oct 22, 2011

Soccer-City need to learn to win when playing badly, says Mancini

MANCHESTER, England, Oct 22 (Reuters) – Premier League
leaders Manchester City must learn to emulate rivals United in
a key department — winning matches even when playing badly.

City manager Roberto Mancini expressed the notion at a news
conference on Friday ahead of the big two squaring up for
Sunday’s showdown at Old Trafford.

Oct 21, 2011

Pupil Mancini praises master Ferguson ahead of Manchester derby

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini described himself as a “pupil” to the master of managers Alex Ferguson as he prepared to take him on at Old Trafford in Sunday’s Mancunian derby.

Mancini said he was still looking and learning from the 69-year-old Scot as he marvelled at his rival’s sustained hunger after 25 years and 12 Premier League titles at Old Trafford.

Oct 21, 2011

Soocer-Pupil Mancini praises master Ferguson ahead of Manchester derby

MANCHESTER, England, Oct 21 (Reuters) – Manchester City
manager Roberto Mancini described himself as a “pupil” to the
master of managers Alex Ferguson as he prepared to take him on
at Old Trafford in Sunday’s Mancunian derby.

Mancini said he was still looking and learning from the
69-year-old Scot as he marvelled at his rival’s sustained hunger
after 25 years and 12 Premier League titles at Old Trafford.

Aug 26, 2011

Fletcher back in United squad for Arsenal clash

MANCHESTER (Reuters) – Midfielder Darren Fletcher will return to Manchester United’s squad for Sunday’s Premier League meeting with Arsenal, manager Alex Ferguson said on Friday.

The Scottish international has been suffering from virus which limited him to just two appearances between March and May last season and has so far kept him out of United’s side this term.

Aug 26, 2011

Soccer-Fletcher back in United squad for Arsenal clash

MANCHESTER, Aug 26 (Reuters) – Midfielder Darren Fletcher
will return to Manchester United’s squad for Sunday’s Premier
League meeting with Arsenal, manager Alex Ferguson said on
Friday.

The Scottish international has been suffering from virus
which limited him to just two appearances between March and May
last season and has so far kept him out of United’s side this
term.

Aug 26, 2011

Injury rules out Liverpool’s Meireles

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Brief news ahead of this weekend’s Premier League matches:

* Liverpool will be missing midfielder Raul Meireles for Saturday’s home game against Bolton Wanderers (5:30 p.m. BST) after the Anfield club confirmed he would be out of action for up to a fortnight with a collarbone injury.