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Feb 22, 2014

Chelsea snatch late victory, Arsenal and City win

LONDON (Reuters) – John Terry grabbed a stoppage-time winner as leaders Chelsea showed their Premier League title mettle by snatching a 1-0 victory over Everton on Saturday having looked set to suffer another damaging blow.

The Chelsea captain strained every sinew to get a faint touch to a Frank Lampard free kick in the 93rd minute and keep his team a point clear of Arsenal who thrashed Sunderland 4-1 and three ahead of Manchester City who beat Stoke City 1-0.

Feb 22, 2014

Chelsea snatch late winner to end Everton resistance

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea scrambled a stoppage-time winner to snatch a 1-0 victory over Everton on Saturday, showing their Premier League title mettle by claiming three points when they looked on course to suffer another damaging blow.

After drawing their last league game against West Bromwich Albion and suffering a chastening FA Cup defeat to rivals Manchester City, Jose Mourinho’s side were looking for a morale-boosting return to form.

Feb 22, 2014

Soccer-Chelsea snatch late winner to end Everton resistance

LONDON, Feb 22 (Reuters) – Chelsea scrambled a stoppage-time winner to snatch a 1-0 victory over Everton on Saturday, showing their Premier League title mettle by claiming three points when they looked on course to suffer another damaging blow.

After drawing their last league game against West Bromwich Albion and suffering a chastening FA Cup defeat to rivals Manchester City, Jose Mourinho’s side were looking for a morale-boosting return to form.

Feb 16, 2014

Mourinho silly and disrespectful, says Wenger

LONDON (Reuters) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger continued the war of words with Jose Mourinho on Sunday, calling the Chelsea coach’s criticism of him 48 hours earlier “silly disrespectful remarks”.

On Friday, Mourinho dubbed the Frenchman “a specialist in failure” for going almost nine years without winning a trophy.

Feb 16, 2014

Soccer-Mourinho silly and disrespectful, says Wenger

LONDON, Feb 16 (Reuters) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger continued the war of words with Jose Mourinho on Sunday, calling the Chelsea coach’s criticism of him 48 hours earlier “silly disrespectful remarks”.

On Friday, Mourinho dubbed the Frenchman “a specialist in failure” for going almost nine years without winning a trophy.

Feb 15, 2014

City find scoring touch to beat Chelsea in FA Cup

By Toby Davis

(Reuters) – Manchester City rediscovered their swagger to beat Chelsea 2-0 and move into the FA Cup quarter-finals on Saturday with Manuel Pellegrini winning the battle of tactical wits against Jose Mourinho.

Stevan Jovetic and Samir Nasri scored either side of halftime for City as Pellegrini finally fell upon a winning formula to get one over his managerial rival having lost both Premier League fixtures this season.

Feb 15, 2014

Soccer-City find scoring touch to beat Chelsea in FA Cup

Feb 15 (Reuters) – Manchester City rediscovered their swagger to beat Chelsea 2-0 and move into the FA Cup quarter-finals on Saturday with Manuel Pellegrini winning the battle of tactical wits against Jose Mourinho.

Stevan Jovetic and Samir Nasri scored either side of halftime for City as Pellegrini finally fell upon a winning formula to get one over his managerial rival having lost both Premier League fixtures this season.

Feb 11, 2014

Chelsea title bid stumbles in draw at West Brom

LONDON (Reuters) – Premier League leaders Chelsea were hit by an 87th-minute sucker punch as they were held to a 1-1 draw by lowly West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday, handing the title race initiative back to Arsenal and Manchester City.

It looked like Jose Mourinho’s side would move four points clear after defender Branislav Ivanovic, who got the winner in Chelsea’s 1-0 triumph at Manchester City last week, smashed the ball home in first-half injury time to put the visitors ahead.

Feb 11, 2014

Soccer-Chelsea title bid stumbles in draw at West Brom

LONDON, Feb 11 (Reuters) – Premier League leaders Chelsea were hit by an 87th-minute sucker punch as they were held to a 1-1 draw by lowly West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday, handing the title race initiative back to Arsenal and Manchester City.

It looked like Jose Mourinho’s side would move four points clear after defender Branislav Ivanovic, who got the winner in Chelsea’s 1-0 triumph at Manchester City last week, smashed the ball home in first-half injury time to put the visitors ahead.

Feb 11, 2014

Mental strength not mind games will win title – Pellegrini

By Toby Davis

(Reuters) – Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said mental strength will decide who wins the Premier League and not mind games between managers as he declined to continue a verbal spat with Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho.

The Chilean coach is looking to steer his third-placed side back to winning ways at home to Sunderland on Wednesday after their title chase stumbled with a home defeat by Chelsea, who now top the table, and a draw at lowly Norwich City last week.