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Soccer Break – Wednesday edition

March 2, 2011

SOCCER-ENGLANDHalfway through the working week and what better way to start your day than a rundown of Chelsea’s win over Manchester United to breathe new life into the Premier League title chase and fight for a top four place.

Cesc Fabregas, captain of United’s title rivals Arsenal, was clearly impressed by new Chelsea defender David Luiz, who scored a clinical equaliser in the absorbing match.

Veering a little away from football, read here for a nice blog on homophobia in sport after an England cricketer announced he was gay on Monday.

Over in Asia the Champions League is underway and the Chinese have started well.

To end on the bizarre, heard about the footballer who kicked an owl that had fallen onto the pitch?

Watch the video here and read more about it via this link.

So who will win the Premier League title in 2011? Is David Luiz the best signing Chelsea have made for many a year? Who will rule in Asia? And what messages of sympathy do you have for owl lovers?

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Chelsea’s Frank Lampard (R) celebrates after scoring a penalty against Manchester United during their English Premier League soccer match at Stamford Bridge in London March 1, 2011 . REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

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