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Mar 17, 2015

Soccer-Promotion-chasing Norwich snatch dramatic late equaliser

LONDON, March 17 (Reuters) – Norwich City snatched a 2-2 draw in the eighth minute of stoppage time at Huddersfield Town, who had James Vaughan sent off for celebrating what he thought was a last-gasp winner, in the English Championship on Tuesday.

Watford won 2-0 at Wigan Athletic while Middlesbrough beat Derby County 1-0 to keep both clubs locked together at the top of England’s congested second-tier standings on 72 points from 38 games, with Norwich in fourth spot on 67.

Feb 27, 2015

Arsenal profits rise despite record transfer spending

LONDON (Reuters) – Arsenal remain a beacon of financial sobriety in the Premier League with an overall profit before tax of 11.1 million pounds in 2014 despite a record transfer outlay of more than 90 million pounds.

The club embarked on an unprecedented spending spree on players in the previous 12 months including the high-profile arrival of Chile forward Alexis Sanchez among a number of additions to the squad in the close season.

Feb 27, 2015

Soccer-Arsenal profits rise despite record transfer spending

LONDON, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Arsenal remain a beacon of financial sobriety in the Premier League with an overall profit before tax of 11.1 million pounds ($17.16 million) in 2014 despite a record transfer outlay of more than 90 million pounds.

The club embarked on an unprecedented spending spree on players in the previous 12 months including the high-profile arrival of Chile forward Alexis Sanchez among a number of additions to the squad in the close season.

Feb 27, 2015

Soccer-Europa loss could have silver lining for Liverpool

LONDON, Feb 27 (Reuters) – When Dejan Lovren’s penalty soared high over the bar in Istanbul the Liverpool players would not have been thinking about silver linings with the chance of a trophy having just slipped away.

Yet as their delayed flight touched down and the weary passengers trudged through Liverpool’s John Lennon airport in Friday’s early hours, there may have been a collective sigh of relief that an energy-sapping Europa League campaign had ended.

Feb 27, 2015

Europa loss could have silver lining for Liverpool

LONDON (Reuters) – When Dejan Lovren’s penalty soared high over the bar in Istanbul the Liverpool players would not have been thinking about silver linings with the chance of a trophy having just slipped away.

Yet as their delayed flight touched down and the weary passengers trudged through Liverpool’s John Lennon airport in Friday’s early hours, there may have been a collective sigh of relief that an energy-sapping Europa League campaign had ended.

Feb 26, 2015

Liverpool in shootout misery, holders Sevilla win

LONDON (Reuters) – Liverpool’s Europa League campaign ended at the scene of one of their greatest European triumphs as they lost 5-4 on penalties to Besiktas in the Ataturk Stadium on Thursday on a woeful night for British clubs.

Brendan Rodgers’s side were the highest profile casualties of the last 32, where holders Sevilla came through a testing encounter at Borussia Moenchengladbach, winning 3-2 on the night and 4-2 on aggregate.

Feb 26, 2015

Soccer-Liverpool lose on penalties, holders Sevilla win

LONDON, Feb 26 (Reuters) – Liverpool’s Europa League campaign ended at the scene of one of their greatest European triumphs as they lost on penalties to Besiktas in the Ataturk Stadium in Turkey on Thursday.

The Turkish side won the last 32 clash 5-4 in the shootout with Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren missing the decisive penalty after the two-legged encounter had ended 1-1 on aggregate, following Besiktas’s 1-0 win on the night.

Feb 26, 2015

Holders Sevilla, Inter and Fiorentina reach last 16

LONDON (Reuters) – Holders Sevilla came through a testing Europa League encounter at Borussia Moenchengladbach to reach the last 16 where they were joined by Italian sides Inter Milan and Fiorentina who beat British opposition on Thursday.

Three times winners Sevilla were twice pegged back by their German hosts, who had goalscorer Granit Xhaka sent off, before Vitolo rounded off a counter attack in the 79th minute with his second goal to complete a 3-2 win and 4-2 aggregate success.

Feb 26, 2015

Soccer-Holders Sevilla, Inter and Fiorentina reach last 16

LONDON, Feb 26 (Reuters) – Holders Sevilla came through a testing Europa League encounter at Borussia Moenchengladbach to reach the last 16 where they were joined by Italian sides Inter Milan and Fiorentina who beat British opposition on Thursday.

Three times winners Sevilla were twice pegged back by their German hosts, who had goalscorer Granit Xhaka sent off, before Vitolo rounded off a counter attack in the 79th minute with his second goal to complete a 3-2 win and 4-2 aggregate success.

Feb 23, 2015

Kane rescues late point for Spurs, Liverpool win

LONDON (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane stoked controversy with a goal six minutes into added time to rescue a 2-2 home draw with West Ham United while Liverpool’s top-four hopes were boosted by a 2-0 win at Southampton on Sunday.

Kane’s status as the Premier League’s man-of-the-moment looked fully justified when he burst into the box to win a last-gasp penalty at White Hart Lane and stepped up to convert on the rebound after his initial effort was parried.