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Aug 26, 2013

Soccer-United and Chelsea draw as Rooney saga bubbles on

MANCHESTER, England, Aug 26 (Reuters) – Manchester United and Chelsea drew 0-0 in the Premier League on Monday as the action in the season’s first big match failed to match the intrigue of the Wayne Rooney transfer saga that swirled throughout.

David Moyes began his first home match in charge of the champions by naming Chelsea target Rooney in his starting line-up, giving a clear message that his club’s message of ‘he is not for sale’ still stood after two failed bids for the striker.

Aug 26, 2013

Cardiff shock may send Man City back to the shops

MANCHESTER (Reuters) – Manchester City could once again be tempted to throw money at a problem after a shock 3-2 defeat by Cardiff City highlighted the need for top quality cover for first-choice centre backs Vincent Kompany and Matija Nastasic.

Having splashed around 90 million pounds on bolstering their attack with Jesus Navas, Fernandinho, Alvaro Negredo and Stevan Jovetic, it was their lack of spending at the other end of the pitch that was exposed in Wales on Sunday.

Aug 26, 2013

Soccer-Cardiff shock may send Man City back to the shops

MANCHESTER, Aug 26 (Reuters) – Manchester City could once again be tempted to throw money at a problem after a shock 3-2 defeat by Cardiff City highlighted the need for top quality cover for first-choice centre backs Vincent Kompany and Matija Nastasic.

Having splashed around 90 million pounds ($140.34 million) on bolstering their attack with Jesus Navas, Fernandinho, Alvaro Negredo and Stevan Jovetic, it was their lack of spending at the other end of the pitch that was exposed in Wales on Sunday.

Aug 19, 2013

Newcastle accuse Arsenal of disrespect over Cabaye bid

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew accused Arsenal on Monday of being disrespectful in their bid to sign midfielder Yohan Cabaye hours before his side’s Premier League opener at Manchester City.

A fuming Pardew left the Frenchman out of his team for the game, which they lost 4-0, after the offer from the north London club which media reports said had been in the region of 10 million pounds ($15.67 million).

Aug 19, 2013

Soccer-Newcastle accuse Arsenal of disrespect over Cabaye bid

MANCHESTER, England, Aug 19 (Reuters) – Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew accused Arsenal on Monday of being disrespectful in their bid to sign midfielder Yohan Cabaye hours before his side’s Premier League opener at Manchester City.

A fuming Pardew left the Frenchman out of his team for the game, which they lost 4-0, after the offer from the north London club which media reports said had been in the region of 10 million pounds ($15.67 million).

Aug 19, 2013

Classy Man City send four-goal warning to rivals

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Manchester City started their Premier League campaign in scintillating fashion on Monday with a stylish 4-0 win at home to 10-man Newcastle United that will ring alarm bells for the rest of their title rivals.

With City spending around 90 million pounds on attacking talent for new manager Manuel Pellegrini, it was notable all the goals came from players in last season’s squad – David Silva, Sergio Aguero, Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri.

Aug 19, 2013

Man City ooze class and goals to thump Newcastle

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Manchester City started their Premier League campaign in scintillating fashion on Monday with a stylish 4-0 win at home to 10-man Newcastle United as Manuel Pellegrini made a dream start to management in England.

Last season’s runners-up took just six minutes to open the scoring with David Silva heading in after Steven Taylor failed to deal with Edin Dzeko’s shot across the goal.

Aug 19, 2013

Soccer-Man City ooze class and goals to thump Newcastle

MANCHESTER, England, Aug 19 (Reuters) – Manchester City started their Premier League campaign in scintillating fashion on Monday with a stylish 4-0 win at home to 10-man Newcastle United as Manuel Pellegrini made a dream start to management in England.

Last season’s runners-up took just six minutes to open the scoring with David Silva heading in after Steven Taylor failed to deal with Edin Dzeko’s shot across the goal.

Aug 15, 2013

Thrilling attack will be no defence if City fail

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Manchester City have bought into new manager Manuel Pellegrini’s attacking philosophy, but with no defenders signed yet their assault on the Premier League title may well be scuppered by goals leaking at the other end.

City’s back line has looked vulnerable in the close season and they go into their first match at home to Newcastle United on Monday having let in eight goals in their last three warm-up matches, including a 3-1 defeat by Arsenal on Saturday.

Aug 15, 2013

Man United launch title defence without new tools

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – David Moyes has no new weapons to deploy and instead must contend with a big question mark over the future of Wayne Rooney as he looks to mastermind Manchester United’s title defence in his first season in the Old Trafford hot seat.

This time last year, it had been an entirely different story for Alex Ferguson as he prepared to unleash prized new signing Robin van Persie, whose 26 league goals were to propel the club to a record 20th English championship.

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      "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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