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Oct 23, 2014

Soccer-Stellar Lamela is hot Spur as Tottenham hit five

LONDON, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur’s Erik Lamela scored a stunning ‘rabona’ goal to light up Thursday’s Europa League ties, wrapping his left boot round the back of his right leg 20 metres out and blasting the ball into the top corner.

That goal, a second Lamela volley and a Harry Kane hat-trick helped secure a 5-1 victory over Greek side Asteras Tripolis but the result seemed almost insignificant in comparison to the sheer technical brilliance of the Argentine’s moment of magic.

Oct 23, 2014

Kramaric hat-trick downs Feyenoord, crowd trouble in Bratislava

LONDON (Reuters) – Andrej Kramaric underlined his status as one of the hottest prospects in European football with a hat-trick for Croatian side Rijeka in a surprise 3-1 Europa League victory over Feyenoord on Thursday.

The 23-year-old, who has 20 goals in 14 domestic league, European and international appearances this season, single-handedly dismantled the former European champions with three second-half strikes in the space of 13 minutes, including a penalty, that moved them into contention in Group G.

Oct 23, 2014

Soccer-Kramaric hat-trick downs Feyenoord, crowd trouble in Bratislava

LONDON, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Andrej Kramaric underlined his status as one of the hottest prospects in European soccer with a hat-trick for Croatian side Rijeka in a surprise 3-1 Europa League victory over Feyenoord on Thursday.

The 23-year-old, who has 20 goals in 14 domestic league, European and international appearances this season, single-handedly dismantled the former European champions with three second-half strikes in the space of 13 minutes, including a penalty, that moved them into contention in Group G.

Oct 23, 2014

Soccer-Kramaric hat-trick downs Feyenoord, crowd trouble in Bratislava

LONDON, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Andrej Kramaric underlined his status as one of the hottest prospects in European soccer with a hat-trick for Croatian side Rijeka in a surprise 3-1 Europa League victory over Feyenoord on Thursday.

The 23-year-old, who has 20 goals in 14 domestic league, European and international appearances this season, single-handedly dismantled the former European champions with three second-half strikes in the space of 13 minutes, including a penalty, that moved them into contention in Group G.

Oct 19, 2014

QPR’s Redknapp lays into overweight Taarabt

LONDON (Reuters) – Adel Taarabt’s Queens Park Rangers future is looking bleak after his manager Harry Redknapp accused him on Sunday of being overweight and having a poor attitude.

Redknapp launched the scathing attack on the Morocco international after his side, having dominated the match and fluffed a series of chances, conceded twice in stoppage time to lose 3-2 to Liverpool in a gut-wrenching Premier League defeat.

Oct 19, 2014

Soccer-QPR’s Redknapp lays into overweight Taarabt

LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) – Adel Taarabt’s Queens Park Rangers future is looking bleak after his manager Harry Redknapp accused him on Sunday of being overweight and having a poor attitude.

Redknapp launched the scathing attack on the Morocco international after his side, having dominated the match and fluffed a series of chances, conceded twice in stoppage time to lose 3-2 to Liverpool in a gut-wrenching Premier League defeat.

Oct 19, 2014

Sterling worth his weight in gold as lucky Liverpool win

LONDON (Reuters) – Raheem Sterling may be tired but he will not get a rest any time soon if he continues to prove decisive for a Liverpool side who relied on his incisive running and a lot of luck to beat Queens Park Rangers on Sunday.

Far from proving a distraction the club-versus-country rumpus that erupted in the week, when the teenager told England manager Roy Hodgson he was feeling fatigue in his legs, seemed to be the catalyst for a performance full of aggressive intent.

Oct 19, 2014

Soccer-Sterling worth his weight in gold as lucky Liverpool win

LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) – Raheem Sterling may be tired but he will not get a rest any time soon if he continues to prove decisive for a Liverpool side who relied on his incisive running and a lot of luck to beat Queens Park Rangers on Sunday.

Far from proving a distraction the club-versus-country rumpus that erupted in the week, when the teenager told England manager Roy Hodgson he was feeling fatigue in his legs, seemed to be the catalyst for a performance full of aggressive intent.

Oct 3, 2014

Foundations in place for England World Cup win, says Wilkinson

LONDON (Reuters) – World Cup winner Jonny Wilkinson believes the ground work has been done for England to recapture the Webb Ellis trophy on home soil next year.

Wilkinson, whose drop goal won the World Cup for England in 2003, said the foundations have been laid for Stuart Lancaster’s team to build the momentum needed to launch a credible challenge at the tournament that gets underway next September.

Oct 3, 2014

Rugby-Foundations in place for England World Cup win, says Wilkinson

LONDON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – World Cup winner Jonny Wilkinson believes the ground work has been done for England to recapture the Webb Ellis trophy on home soil next year.

Wilkinson, whose drop goal won the World Cup for England in 2003, said the foundations have been laid for Stuart Lancaster’s team to build the momentum needed to launch a credible challenge at the tournament that gets underway next September.