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Sep 18, 2014

Sevilla sparkle as Europa League returns with goal glut

LONDON (Reuters) – Sevilla’s love affair with the Europa League was immediately rekindled as last season’s champions and three-times winners began this year’s group stage with a 2-0 home victory over Feyenoord on Thursday.

On-loan midfielder Gerard Deulofeu’s set-pieces proved too hot to handle for Feyenoord as two of his first-half free kicks were turned home by Grzegorz Krychowiak and Stephane Mbia as a new-look Sevilla side comfortably cruised home.

Sep 18, 2014

Soccer-Sevilla sparkle as Europa League returns with goal glut

LONDON, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Sevilla’s love affair with the Europa League was immediately rekindled as last season’s champions and three-times winners began this year’s group stage with a 2-0 home victory over Feyenoord on Thursday.

On-loan midfielder Gerard Deulofeu’s set-pieces proved too hot to handle for Feyenoord as two of his first-half free kicks were turned home by Grzegorz Krychowiak and Stephane Mbia as a new-look Sevilla side comfortably cruised home.

Sep 14, 2014

Chelsea’s Costa grabs hat-trick, City draw at Arsenal

LONDON (Reuters) – Diego Costa continued his stunning start to life at Chelsea with a hat-trick in a 4-2 win over Swansea City on Saturday while champions Manchester City were staring up the table after snatching a 2-2 draw at Arsenal.

Costa, who now has seven goals from his first four Premier League games, helped Chelsea come out on top against the only other team with a 100 percent record after Swansea had taken the lead with an early John Terry own goal.

Sep 13, 2014

Killer instinct deserts Welbeck on Arsenal debut

LONDON (Reuters) – Louis van Gaal probably uttered a rueful ‘I told you so’ after one costly miss defined Danny Welbeck’s Arsenal debut against Manchester City in a match that will be remembered for the quality of finishing on show.

Saturday’s 2-2 draw at the Emirates Stadium had plenty to recommend it, with Sergio Aguero showing why his poaching skills are almost unrivalled, Jack Wilshere silencing his critics with an exquisite run and chip and Alexis Sanchez showing extraordinary athleticism to volley home.

Sep 13, 2014

Soccer-Killer instinct deserts Welbeck on Arsenal debut

LONDON, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Louis van Gaal probably uttered a rueful ‘I told you so’ after one costly miss defined Danny Welbeck’s Arsenal debut against Manchester City in a match that will be remembered for the quality of finishing on show.

Saturday’s 2-2 draw at the Emirates Stadium had plenty to recommend it, with Sergio Aguero showing why his poaching skills are almost unrivalled, Jack Wilshere silencing his critics with an exquisite run and chip and Alexis Sanchez showing extraordinary athleticism to volley home.

Sep 13, 2014

Costa hat-trick downs Swansea, City draw at Arsenal

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea’s Diego Costa continued his stunning start to life in the Premier League with a hat-trick in a 4-2 comeback win over Swansea City on Saturday that left champions Manchester City staring up the table after a 2-2 draw at Arsenal.

Costa, who now has seven goals from his first four league games, helped Chelsea come out on top against the only other team with a 100 percent record, after Swansea had taken the lead with an early own goal from John Terry.

Sep 13, 2014

Soccer-Costa hat-trick downs Swansea, City draw at Arsenal

LONDON, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Chelsea’s Diego Costa continued his stunning start to life in the Premier League with a hat-trick in a 4-2 comeback win over Swansea City on Saturday that left champions Manchester City staring up the table after a 2-2 draw at Arsenal.

Costa, who now has seven goals from his first four league games, helped Chelsea come out on top against the only other team with a 100 percent record, after Swansea had taken the lead with an early own goal from John Terry.

Sep 1, 2014

Liverpool prove life after Suarez in Spurs masterclass

LONDON (Reuters) – Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes his team are back to their sizzling form of last season after a superb victory over Tottenham defied those who predicted a gloomy outlook in the post-Luis Suarez era.

The Merseysiders’ 3-0 win at White Hart Lane on Sunday was achieved in the same swashbuckling manner as the run of 11 successive victories that took them to within two points of the Premier League title in May.

Sep 1, 2014

Soccer-Liverpool prove life after Suarez in Spurs masterclass

LONDON, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes his team are back to their sizzling form of last season after a superb victory over Tottenham defied those who predicted a gloomy outlook in the post-Luis Suarez era.

The Merseysiders’ 3-0 win at White Hart Lane on Sunday was achieved in the same swashbuckling manner as the run of 11 successive victories that took them to within two points of the Premier League title in May.

Aug 31, 2014

Balotelli plays second fiddle as Liverpool crush Spurs

LONDON (Reuters) – The Mario Balotelli show rolled into town and was greeted by a chorus of a approval even if the Italian ringmaster was just a supporting act as Liverpool tore Tottenham Hotspur apart 3-0 in the Premier League on Sunday.

The travelling Liverpool support came armed with an anthem to welcome their latest signing, captain Steven Gerrard hailed his performance as “terrific” and manager Brendan Rodgers added his hearty approval.