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May 16, 2015

Soccer-Gerrard rules out Liverpool loan return as he heads to MLS

May 16 (Reuters) – There was no happy ending to Steven Gerrard’s Anfield farewell and there will be no fairytale return to play for his boyhood club after the Liverpool captain ruled out coming back on loan when he begins his American adventure.

Having lived in Liverpool all his life, Gerrard is getting ready to abandon Merseyside for the United States for a swan-song with Los Angeles Galaxy in Major League Soccer.

May 16, 2015

Villa and Leicester safe as Hull’s plight deepens

LONDON (Reuters) – Aston Villa were on the receiving end of a 6-1 thrashing at Southampton with Sadio Mane scoring the quickest hat-trick in the top flight but still joined Leicester City in celebrating their Premier League survival on Saturday.

Leicester, who drew 0-0 at Sunderland, can look forward to another season among English football’s elite after Steve Bruce’s relegation-threatened Hull City lost 2-0 at Tottenham Hotspur.

May 16, 2015

Soccer-Villa and Leicester safe as Hull’s plight deepens

LONDON, May 16 (Reuters) – Aston Villa were on the receiving end of a 6-1 thrashing at Southampton with Sadio Mane scoring the quickest hat-trick in the top flight but still joined Leicester City in celebrating their Premier League survival on Saturday.

Leicester, who drew 0-0 at Sunderland, can look forward to another season among English soccer’s elite after Steve Bruce’s relegation-threatened Hull City lost 2-0 at Tottenham Hotspur.

Apr 28, 2015

We’re not safe yet, says Hull boss Bruce

By Toby Davis

(Reuters) – The celebrations erupted after Hull City’s 1-0 home win over Liverpool on Tuesday but the champagne will be kept on ice after manager Steve Bruce said they need more than their 34 points to stay in the Premier League.

Michael Dawson’s first-half goal and some solid defending helped Hull to a second successive victory, after they beat Crystal Palace at the weekend, and moved them up to 15th in the table, four points clear of the relegation zone.

Apr 28, 2015

Soccer-We’re not safe yet, says Hull boss Bruce

April 28 (Reuters) – The celebrations erupted after Hull City’s 1-0 home win over Liverpool on Tuesday but the champagne will be kept on ice after manager Steve Bruce said they need more than their 34 points to stay in the Premier League.

Michael Dawson’s first-half goal and some solid defending helped Hull to a second successive victory, after they beat Crystal Palace at the weekend, and moved them up to 15th in the table, four points clear of the relegation zone.

Apr 23, 2015

Holders Sevilla reach Europa semis, Italians too

LONDON (Reuters) – Sevilla’s Kevin Gameiro grabbed a late equalizer in a 2-2 draw at Zenit St Petersburg on Thursday to send the Europa League holders into the semi-finals after woeful goalkeeping had threatened to ruin their night.

Sevilla went through 4-3 on aggregate, but only after a 1-0 lead in Russia turned into a 2-1 deficit following two terrible errors of judgment from Portuguese stopper Beto.

Apr 23, 2015

Soccer-Holders Sevilla reach Europa semis, Italians too

LONDON, April 23 (Reuters) – Sevilla’s Kevin Gameiro grabbed a late equaliser in a 2-2 draw at Zenit St Petersburg on Thursday to send the Europa League holders into the semi-finals after woeful goalkeeping had threatened to ruin their night.

Sevilla went through 4-3 on aggregate, but only after a 1-0 lead in Russia turned into a 2-1 deficit following two terrible errors of judgment from Portuguese stopper Beto.

Apr 23, 2015

Holders Sevilla beat Zenit to reach Europa League semis

LONDON (Reuters) – Sevilla’s Kevin Gameiro scored a late equaliser to snatch a 2-2 draw at Zenit St Petersburg that sent the Europa League holders into the semi-finals with a 4-3 aggregate win on Thursday.

Fiorentina also went through by beating 10-man Dynamo Kiev 2-0 for a 3-1 aggregate win while Napoli completed a 6-3 win over two legs against VfL Wolfsburg after a 2-2 draw in Italy.

Apr 23, 2015

Soccer-Holders Sevilla beat Zenit to reach Europa League semis

LONDON, April 23 (Reuters) – Sevilla’s Kevin Gameiro scored a late equaliser to snatch a 2-2 draw at Zenit St Petersburg that sent the Europa League holders into the semi-finals with a 4-3 aggregate win on Thursday.

Fiorentina also went through by beating 10-man Dynamo Kiev 2-0 for a 3-1 aggregate win while Napoli completed a 6-3 win over two legs against VfL Wolfsburg after a 2-2 draw in Italy.

Apr 19, 2015

Liverpool need to find big-game mentality, says boss Rodgers

LONDON (Reuters) – Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admitted his team lack a big-game mentality after their reputation as the nearly men of English football was reinforced in a 2-1 FA Cup semi-final defeat to Aston Villa on Sunday.

The seven-times competition winners were outplayed in almost all departments by an Aston Villa side struggling for points in the Premier League.