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Oct 29, 2013

Soccer-Chelsea rejoice as Wenger’s Mourinho hoodoo continues

LONDON, Oct 29 (Reuters) – Jose Mourinho got the better of old adversary Arsene Wenger once again as Chelsea showed their strength-in-depth by reaching the League Cup quarter-finals with a 2-0 win over London rivals Arsenal on Tuesday.

Both teams rang the changes but it was Chelsea’s new-look side that gelled, restricting the hosts to a few sights of goal while consistently threatening on the break and finding the net through Spaniards Cesar Azpilicueta and Juan Mata.

Oct 3, 2013

Tottenham inflict further pain on depleted Anzhi

London (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur exposed the weaknesses in Anzhi Makhachkala’s star-shorn squad, winning 2-0 in Moscow to maintain their perfect start in the second round of Europa League group-stage matches on Thursday.

Jermain Defoe and Nacer Chadli scored first-half goals for the visitors who cruised through the Group K clash against the Russian side whose once-impressive lineup has been depleted by a recent clearout.

Oct 3, 2013

Soccer-Tottenham inflict further pain on depleted Anzhi

London, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur exposed the weaknesses in Anzhi Makhachkala’s star-shorn squad, winning 2-0 in Moscow to maintain their perfect start in the second round of Europa League group-stage matches on Thursday.

Jermain Defoe and Nacer Chadli scored first-half goals for the visitors who cruised through the Group K clash against the Russian side whose once-impressive lineup has been depleted by a recent clearout.

Sep 29, 2013

Slick Arsenal win to stay top, United, City lose

LONDON (Reuters) – Arsenal held on to top spot with a 2-1 win at Swansea in the Premier League on Saturday after Tottenham drew with Chelsea and both Manchester clubs suffered shock defeats that left them trailing London’s big three.

Arsenal continued to make a mockery of gloomy close-season predictions as they went two points clear with second-half goals from Serge Gnabry and Aaron Ramsey before a late consolation from Swansea’s Ben Davies.

Sep 28, 2013

Moyes needs response after worst United start in 24 years

By Toby Davis

(Reuters) – If David Moyes wondered how difficult it would be to replace Alex Ferguson at Manchester United then the scale of the task was brought home by a stinging Premier League defeat to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

The United manager, who stepped into the shoes of the club’s most successful servant in the close-season, put a brave face on their third loss in their opening six league games but must now rebuild morale on the back of their worst start in 24 years.

Sep 28, 2013

Soccer-Moyes needs response after worst United start in 24 years

Sept 28 (Reuters) – If David Moyes wondered how difficult it would be to replace Alex Ferguson at Manchester United then the scale of the task was brought home by a stinging Premier League defeat to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

The United manager, who stepped into the shoes of the club’s most successful servant in the close-season, put a brave face on their third loss in their opening six league games but must now rebuild morale on the back of their worst start in 24 years.

Sep 28, 2013

United shocked at home by West Brom, City lose

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester United suffered more misery when they lost 2-1 at home to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday in their worst start to a Premier League season with the champions in the bottom half of the table after six games.

Morgan Amalfitano and Saido Berahino scored for the visitors either side of a Wayne Rooney leveller at Old Trafford to leave United in 12th place a week after they suffered a crushing defeat at local rivals Manchester City.

Sep 28, 2013

Soccer-United shocked at home by West Brom, City lose

LONDON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Manchester United suffered more misery when they lost 2-1 at home to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday in their worst start to a Premier League season with the champions in the bottom half of the table after six games.

Morgan Amalfitano and Saido Berahino scored for the visitors either side of a Wayne Rooney leveller at Old Trafford to leave United in 12th place a week after they suffered a crushing defeat at local rivals Manchester City.

Sep 28, 2013

Terry earns Chelsea share of spoils at Spurs

LONDON (Reuters) – John Terry headed a second-half equaliser to rescue a 1-1 draw for Chelsea at Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday as the managerial battle between Jose Mourinho and his former apprentice Andre Villas-Boas ended in stalemate.

The two Portuguese coaches would have enjoyed contrasting experiences as the game ebbed and flowed with the hosts dominating the first half and taking a deserved lead when Gylfi Sigurdsson finished a flowing move.

Sep 28, 2013

Soccer-Terry earns Chelsea share of spoils at Spurs

LONDON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – John Terry headed a second-half equaliser to rescue a 1-1 draw for Chelsea at Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday as the managerial battle between Jose Mourinho and his former apprentice Andre Villas-Boas ended in stalemate.

The two Portuguese coaches would have enjoyed contrasting experiences as the game ebbed and flowed with the hosts dominating the first half and taking a deserved lead when Gylfi Sigurdsson finished a flowing move.