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Dec 29, 2013

City go top with tough win over Palace

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester City ground out a 1-0 win over struggling Crystal Palace to go top of the Premier League and champions Manchester United continued their recent revival with a 1-0 victory at Norwich City on Saturday.

With leaders Arsenal not playing until Sunday, Edin Dzeko’s 66th-minute goal earned the points for City who maintained their perfect home record this season but showed none of their usual free-scoring swagger at the Etihad Stadium.

Dec 27, 2013

Keeper Hart is ‘best in England’ says Pellegrini

By Tim Collings

(Reuters) – Two months after dropping him following a string of mistakes, Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini on Friday hailed goalkeeper Joe Hart as “the best in England”.

England first choice Hart, 26, played his first Premier League game in nearly two months in the 4-2 win at Fulham on December 21 and produced several outstanding saves on Thursday when City beat Liverpool 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium.

Dec 27, 2013

Soccer-Keeper Hart is ‘best in England’ says Pellegrini

Dec 27 (Reuters) – Two months after dropping him following a string of mistakes, Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini on Friday hailed goalkeeper Joe Hart as “the best in England”.

England first choice Hart, 26, played his first Premier League game in nearly two months in the 4-2 win at Fulham on Dec. 21 and produced several outstanding saves on Thursday when City beat Liverpool 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium.

Dec 7, 2013

United and Chelsea beaten as Liverpool go second

LONDON (Reuters) – Champions Manchester United crashed to a second home Premier League defeat in four days when they lost 1-0 to Newcastle United on Saturday while Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea suffered a shock 3-2 loss at Stoke City.

Luis Suarez-inspired Liverpool climbed to second with a 4-1 romp over West Ham United at Anfield and Manchester City slipped one place to fourth after being held 1-1 at Southampton.

Dec 7, 2013

Moyes defiant after two home defeats in row for Man Utd

LONDON (Reuters) – A defiant David Moyes remained hopeful of keeping champions Manchester United in the Premier League title race despite seeing his team lose 1-0 to Newcastle United on Saturday, their second home defeat in four days.

Newcastle’s win, which arrived courtesy of a neat side-footed finish from France midfielder Yohan Cabaye in the 61st minute, was the north-east club’s first at Old Trafford in 41 years.

Dec 7, 2013

Soccer-Moyes defiant after two home defeats in row for Man Utd

LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) – A defiant David Moyes remained hopeful of keeping champions Manchester United in the Premier League title race despite seeing his team lose 1-0 to Newcastle United on Saturday, their second home defeat in four days.

Newcastle’s win, which arrived courtesy of a neat side-footed finish from France midfielder Yohan Cabaye in the 61st minute, was the north-east club’s first at Old Trafford in 41 years.

Dec 7, 2013

Manchester United suffer another home defeat

LONDON (Reuters) – Champions Manchester United crashed to a second home defeat in four days and out of serious contention for this season’s English Premier League title after losing 1-0 to Newcastle United at Old Trafford on Saturday.

A well-taken 61st minute goal, stroked in from 10 metres by French midfielder Yohan Cabaye, dealt United their first home defeat to Newcastle in 41 years and delighted visiting boss Alan Pardew.

Dec 7, 2013

Soccer-Manchester United suffer another home defeat

LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) – Champions Manchester United crashed to a second home defeat in four days and out of serious contention for this season’s English Premier League title after losing 1-0 to Newcastle United at Old Trafford on Saturday.

A well-taken 61st minute goal, stroked in from 10 metres by French midfielder Yohan Cabaye, dealt United their first home defeat to Newcastle in 41 years and delighted visiting boss Alan Pardew.

Jun 21, 2012

Euro – Dogged England revive memories of a golden summer

KRAKOW, Poland (Reuters) – With every determined night’s work and each slice of good fortune that passes their way at Euro 2012, the England squad and their manager Roy Hodgson prompt memories of the nation’s most successful team – the ‘wingless wonders’ of 1966.

Then, as now, a team built on the foundations of a solid defence, emerged strengthened after a difficult opening group stage to prove that great heart, a clear strategy and well-prepared tactics can succeed.

Jun 21, 2012

Dogged England revive memories of a golden summer

KRAKOW, Poland (Reuters) – With every determined night’s work and each slice of good fortune that passes their way at Euro 2012, the England squad and their manager Roy Hodgson prompt memories of the nation’s most successful team – the ‘wingless wonders’ of 1966.

Then, as now, a team built on the foundations of a solid defense, emerged strengthened after a difficult opening group stage to prove that great heart, a clear strategy and well-prepared tactics can succeed.