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Oct 6, 2013

Wilshere puts Arsenal back on top, Spurs hammered

By Sonia Oxley

(Reuters) – Arsenal returned to the top of the Premier League on Sunday after Jack Wilshere rescued a point for them in a 1-1 draw at West Bromwich Albion, while rivals Tottenham Hotspur suffered a shock 3-0 thumping by West Ham United.

Chelsea relied on two goals in two minutes by substitutes Eden Hazard and Willian late in their match at Norwich City to give them a 3-1 win that lifted them to third in the league with 14 points from seven games, two behind Arsenal and Liverpool.

Oct 6, 2013

Soccer-Wilshere puts Arsenal back on top, Spurs hammered

Oct 6 (Reuters) – Arsenal returned to the top of the Premier League on Sunday after Jack Wilshere rescued a point for them in a 1-1 draw at West Bromwich Albion, while rivals Tottenham Hotspur suffered a shock 3-0 thumping by West Ham United.

Chelsea relied on two goals in two minutes by substitutes Eden Hazard and Willian late in their match at Norwich City to give them a 3-1 win that lifted them to third in the league with 14 points from seven games, two behind Arsenal and Liverpool.

Oct 4, 2013

United picked right manager despite bad start – Moyes

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Manchester United manager David Moyes played down the Premier League champions’ shaky start to the season on Friday, saying the club had picked the right man to lead the team.

Back-to-back league defeats at Manchester City and, more shockingly, at home to West Bromwich Albion have been part of their worst opening for 24 years and have given a bizarre must-win feel to Saturday’s trip to bottom club Sunderland.

Oct 4, 2013

Soccer-United picked right manager despite bad start – Moyes

MANCHESTER, England, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Manchester United manager David Moyes played down the Premier League champions’ shaky start to the season on Friday, saying the club had picked the right man to lead the team.

Back-to-back league defeats at Manchester City and, more shockingly, at home to West Bromwich Albion have been part of their worst opening for 24 years and have given a bizarre must-win feel to Saturday’s trip to bottom club Sunderland.

Oct 3, 2013

Bayern given an unexpectedly ‘easy’ ride by bad City

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Holders Bayern Munich found it unexpectedly easy to tear apart their main Champions League Group D rivals Manchester City on Wednesday in a 3-1 win that exposed a huge gulf in class.

Bayern winger Arjen Robben, who scored their third goal, said he had anticipated more from their big-spending opponents whose squad is packed with talented international players as they seek to be serious domestic and continental contenders.

Oct 2, 2013

Soccer-Bayern given an unexpectedly ‘easy’ ride by bad City

MANCHESTER, England, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Holders Bayern Munich found it unexpectedly easy to tear apart their main Champions League Group D rivals Manchester City on Wednesday in a 3-1 win that exposed a huge gulf in class.

Bayern winger Arjen Robben, who scored their third goal, said he had anticipated more from their big-spending opponents whose squad is packed with talented international players as they seek to be serious domestic and continental contenders.

Oct 2, 2013

Bayern crush City to put pretenders in their place

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Bayern Munich thumped hosts Manchester City 3-1 in their Champions League Group D encounter on Wednesday as the holders taught the English side they still have a lot to learn if they are to achieve continental success.

Pep Guardiola’s side got off to the perfect start with Franck Ribery’s seventh-minute opener from a straightforward long-range shot that City keeper Joe Hart inexplicably failed to keep out and the German champions never looked back.

Oct 2, 2013

Soccer-Bayern crush City to put pretenders in their place

MANCHESTER, England, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Bayern Munich thumped hosts Manchester City 3-1 in their Champions League Group D encounter on Wednesday as the holders taught the English side they still have a lot to learn if they are to achieve continental success.

Pep Guardiola’s side got off to the perfect start with Franck Ribery’s seventh-minute opener from a straightforward long-range shot that City keeper Joe Hart inexplicably failed to keep out and the German champions never looked back.

Oct 1, 2013

Guardiola ignores Pellegrini record, tips City to go far

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Pep Guardiola viewed his great record against old rival Manuel Pellegrini as irrelevant ahead of Wednesday’s clash, with the Bayern Munich coach tipping Manchester City to go far in the Champions League.

The pair faced each other eight times in La Liga while Guardiola was in charge of Barcelona and Pellegrini was at Real Madrid, Villarreal and Malaga and the Chilean’s teams lost seven times and drew once.

Oct 1, 2013

Soccer-Guardiola ignores Pellegrini record, tips City to go far

MANCHESTER, England, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Pep Guardiola viewed his great record against old rival Manuel Pellegrini as irrelevant ahead of Wednesday’s clash, with the Bayern Munich coach tipping Manchester City to go far in the Champions League.

The pair faced each other eight times in La Liga while Guardiola was in charge of Barcelona and Pellegrini was at Real Madrid, Villarreal and Malaga and the Chilean’s teams lost seven times and drew once.

    • About Sonia

      "I have been on the Reuters sports desk since 2006, before that was on the world desk and have also been a general news correspondent in Moscow. I report on sport in the north of England and also sub copy on all sports."
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      2002
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