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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.

Feb 22, 2015

Liverpool win gives ex-Saints trio reason to crow

LONDON (Reuters) – It has taken a long time for Liverpool’s trio of ex-Southampton players to be able to point to a performance and say ‘this is why we left’, but there was ample reason to justify their desertion in Sunday’s 2-0 win at St Mary’s.

Not only did Liverpool’s victory move them to within one point of their rivals for Champions League qualification, but it reinforced the belief that momentum in the battle for the top four is now firmly in the Merseysiders’ camp.

Feb 22, 2015

Soccer-Liverpool win gives ex-Saints trio reason to crow

LONDON, Feb 22 (Reuters) – It has taken a long time for Liverpool’s trio of ex-Southampton players to be able to point to a performance and say ‘this is why we left’, but there was ample reason to justify their desertion in Sunday’s 2-0 win at St Mary’s.

Not only did Liverpool’s victory move them to within one point of their rivals for Champions League qualification, but it reinforced the belief that momentum in the battle for the top four is now firmly in the Merseysiders’ camp.

Feb 22, 2015

Last-gasp Kane strike rescues point for Spurs

LONDON (Reuters) – Harry Kane was again Tottenham Hotspur’s saviour when he scored in the sixth minute of stoppage time to complete a dramatic comeback and rescue a 2-2 draw at home to West Ham United in the Premier League on Sunday.

The visitors had taken a deserved 2-0 lead with a goal in each half from Cheikhou Kouyate and Diafra Sakho, while two superb saves from Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris prevented them further increasing their advantage.

Feb 22, 2015

Kane strikes late to rescue point for Spurs

LONDON (Reuters) – Harry Kane was again Tottenham Hotspur’s saviour when he scored in the sixth minute of stoppage time to complete a dramatic comeback and rescue a 2-2 draw at home to West Ham United in the Premier League on Sunday.

The visitors had taken a deserved 2-0 lead with a goal in each half from Cheikhou Kouyate and Diafra Sakho, while two superb saves from Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris prevented them further increasing their advantage.

Feb 22, 2015

Soccer-Kane strikes late to rescue point for Spurs

LONDON, Feb 22 (Reuters) – Harry Kane was again Tottenham Hotspur’s saviour when he scored in the sixth minute of stoppage time to complete a dramatic comeback and rescue a 2-2 draw at home to West Ham United in the Premier League on Sunday.

The visitors had taken a deserved 2-0 lead with a goal in each half from Cheikhou Kouyate and Diafra Sakho, while two superb saves from Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris prevented them further increasing their advantage.