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Aug 21, 2014

Hodgson urges young English players to move abroad

By Tim Collings

(Reuters) – England manager Roy Hodgson has urged his young international players to move abroad and enrich their football experience rather than sit on the substitutes’ bench at Premier League clubs stacked full of overseas signings.

In an interview published on the English Football Association’s (FA) website (www.thefa.com) on Thursday, Hodgson made clear he would prefer to see promising youngsters spreading their wings with foreign clubs, but understood the economic realities they faced.

Aug 21, 2014

Soccer-Hodgson urges young English players to move abroad

Aug 21 (Reuters) – England manager Roy Hodgson has urged his young international players to move abroad and enrich their football experience rather than sit on the substitutes’ bench at Premier League clubs stacked full of overseas signings.

In an interview published on the English Football Association’s (FA) website (www.thefa.com) on Thursday, Hodgson made clear he would prefer to see promising youngsters spreading their wings with foreign clubs, but understood the economic realities they faced.

Jul 21, 2014

Celebrated but unfulfilled, Gerrard calls time on England

By Tim Collings

(Reuters) – At his best a midfield marauder who inspired team-mates and scored goals in equal measure, Steven Gerrard on Monday retired from England duty as the country’s third most-capped player after an international career that promised more than it delivered.

His relatively disappointing tally of 21 goals in 114 appearances, including several important and some spectacular strikes, reflected one truth about the Liverpool skipper – that, for all his glorious talents, he was ultimately an unfulfilled, if natural and respected, leader for England.

Jul 21, 2014

Soccer-Celebrated but unfulfilled, Gerrard calls time on England

July 21 (Reuters) – At his best a midfield marauder who inspired team-mates and scored goals in equal measure, Steven Gerrard on Monday retired from England duty as the country’s third most-capped player after an international career that promised more than it delivered.

His relatively disappointing tally of 21 goals in 114 appearances, including several important and some spectacular strikes, reflected one truth about the Liverpool skipper – that, for all his glorious talents, he was ultimately an unfulfilled, if natural and respected, leader for England.

Jun 9, 2014

Factbox: New AC Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi

By Tim Collings

(Reuters) – Factbox on new AC Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi after the former Italy striker replaced Clarence Seedorf on Monday:

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* Born Aug. 9, 1973, at Piacenza, Italy. One brother Simone, born in 1976, also played as a striker.

Jun 9, 2014

Soccer-New AC Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi

June 9 (Reuters) – Factbox on new AC Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi after the former Italy striker replaced Clarence Seedorf on Monday:

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* Born Aug. 9, 1973, at Piacenza, Italy. One brother Simone, born in 1976, also played as a striker.

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.