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Sep 23, 2014

Liverpool come through epic shootout to beat Middlesbrough

LONDON (Reuters) – Liverpool reached the fourth round of the League Cup on Tuesday after winning an epic and nerve-shredding penalty shootout 14-13 at home to second-tier Middlesbrough, with the teams ending extra time tied at 2-2.

Middlesbrough’s Albert Adomah brought the gripping penalty contest to an end when he fired wide after both teams had kept their nerve in sudden death, shattering the record for the longest shootout in the League Cup.

Sep 23, 2014

Soccer-Liverpool come through epic shootout to beat Middlesbrough

LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Liverpool reached the fourth round of the League Cup on Tuesday after winning an epic and nerve-shredding penalty shootout 14-13 at home to second-tier Middlesbrough, with the teams ending extra time tied at 2-2.

Middlesbrough’s Albert Adomah brought the gripping penalty contest to an end when he fired wide after both teams had kept their nerve in sudden death, shattering the record for the longest shootout in the League Cup.

Sep 23, 2014

Liverpool’s Rodgers backs Gerrard amid fears over form

LONDON (Reuters) – Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he has no concerns about the form of captain Steven Gerrard after a series of ineffective displays prompted calls from fans and pundits that it is time to reconsider his role in the team.

At 34 years old, Gerrard is entering the period in most players’ careers when talk turns to managing dwindling reserves of energy and protecting tired legs from the exertions of the modern game.

Sep 23, 2014

Soccer-Liverpool’s Rodgers backs Gerrard amid fears over form

LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he has no concerns about the form of captain Steven Gerrard after a series of ineffective displays prompted calls from fans and pundits that it is time to reconsider his role in the team.

At 34 years old, Gerrard is entering the period in most players’ careers when talk turns to managing dwindling reserves of energy and protecting tired legs from the exertions of the modern game.

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.