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Sep 26, 2013

Mata rebuff shows Spurs are a threat – Villas-Boas

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea’s decision to block Tottenham Hotspur’s move for Juan Mata in the recent transfer window shows the clubs are now genuine rivals, Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas said on Thursday.

Mata is currently out of favour under Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, with the Spain international left under no illusion that he will have to change his game if he wants to win back his place at Stamford Bridge.

Sep 26, 2013

Soccer-Mata rebuff shows Spurs are a threat – Villas-Boas

LONDON, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Chelsea’s decision to block Tottenham Hotspur’s move for Juan Mata in the recent transfer window shows the clubs are now genuine rivals, Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas said on Thursday.

Mata is currently out of favour under Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, with the Spain international left under no illusion that he will have to change his game if he wants to win back his place at Stamford Bridge.

Sep 26, 2013

Mourinho blocked my progress, says Villas-Boas

LONDON (Reuters) – Extra spice was added to Tottenham’s clash with Chelsea on Saturday after Andre Villas-Boas said he went into management when his coaching ambitions were thwarted by Jose Mourinho at Inter Milan.

The two Portuguese managers will be in opposing dugouts for the first time when their teams meet in the Premier League, four years after Villas-Boas quit Mourinho’s backroom staff at Inter to take a job back home with Academica.

Sep 26, 2013

Soccer-Mourinho blocked my progress, says Villas-Boas

LONDON, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Extra spice was added to Tottenham’s clash with Chelsea on Saturday after Andre Villas-Boas said he went into management when his coaching ambitions were thwarted by Jose Mourinho at Inter Milan.

The two Portuguese managers will be in opposing dugouts for the first time when their teams meet in the Premier League, four years after Villas-Boas quit Mourinho’s backroom staff at Inter to take a job back home with Academica.

Sep 25, 2013

Soccer-Hernandez steals Suarez limelight as United beat Liverpool

LONDON, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Javier Hernandez poached a second-half winner as Manchester United beat arch-rivals Liverpool 1-0 to move into the English League Cup fourth round on Wednesday, subduing Luis Suarez on his return from a 10-match ban.

Mexican Hernandez lost his marker and steered home a Wayne Rooney corner a minute into the second half and United held on despite being outplayed for large periods by a Liverpool side welcoming back Uruguayan Suarez for the first time since April.

Sep 25, 2013

Hernandez steels Suarez limelight as United beat Liverpool

LONDON (Reuters) – Javier Hernandez poached a second-half winner as Manchester United beat arch-rivals Liverpool 1-0 to move into the English League Cup fourth round on Wednesday, subduing Luis Suarez on his return from a 10-match ban.

Mexican Hernandez lost his marker and steered home a Wayne Rooney corner a minute into the second half and United held on despite being outplayed for large periods by a Liverpool side welcoming back Uruguayan Suarez for the first time since April.

Sep 22, 2013

Premier League: Chelsea go top, Southampton shock Liverpool

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea put a miserable week behind them to return to the Premier League summit with a 2-0 home win over Fulham as the wheels came off Liverpool’s bright start in a 1-0 home defeat by Southampton on Saturday.

A first Premier League goal from Chelsea’s John Obi Mikel, after Oscar had given them the lead, sealed a victory that will help consign to memory last weekend’s loss at Everton and their shock midweek Champions League reverse at home to Basel.

Sep 21, 2013

Chelsea go top, Southampton shock Liverpool

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea put a miserable week behind them to return to the Premier League summit with a 2-0 home win over Fulham as the wheels came off Liverpool’s bright start in a 1-0 home defeat by Southampton on Saturday.

A first Premier League goal from Chelsea’s John Obi Mikel, after Oscar had given them the lead, sealed a victory that will help consign to memory last weekend’s loss at Everton and their shock midweek Champions League reverse at home to Basel.

Sep 21, 2013

Southampton end Liverpool’s unbeaten start

LONDON (Reuters) – The wheels came off Liverpool’s bright start as Southampton won 1-0 at Anfield to inflict a first defeat of the season on the Premier League leaders on Saturday.

Southampton defender Dejan Lovren scored with a second-half header to emphatically quieten the premature talk of a title push that had been swirling around Merseyside.

Sep 21, 2013

Soccer-Southampton end Liverpool’s unbeaten start

LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – The wheels came off Liverpool’s bright start as Southampton won 1-0 at Anfield to inflict a first defeat of the season on the Premier League leaders on Saturday.

Southampton defender Dejan Lovren scored with a second-half header to emphatically quieten the premature talk of a title push that had been swirling around Merseyside.