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Feb 21, 2015

Soccer-Chelsea held in Burnley storm, City cut gap at top

LONDON, Feb 21 (Reuters) – Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw by struggling Burnley in a stormy game at Stamford on Saturday to offer a chink of light to Manchester City in the Premier League title race.

Branislav Ivanovic’s knack of scoring crucial goals looked to have set the hosts on the way to a routine win, but Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic was sent off in controversial circumstances after retaliating to an awful challenge from Burnley’s Ashley Barnes.

Feb 21, 2015

Chelsea held in Burnley storm, Swansea sink United again

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw by struggling Burnley in a stormy game at Stamford on Saturday to offer a chink of light to Manchester City in the Premier League title race.

Branislav Ivanovic’s knack of scoring crucial goals looked to have set the hosts on the way to a routine win, but Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic was sent off in controversial circumstances after retaliating to an awful challenge from Burnley’s Ashley Barnes.

Feb 21, 2015

Soccer-Chelsea held in Burnley storm, Swansea sink United again

LONDON, Feb 21 (Reuters) – Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw by struggling Burnley in a stormy game at Stamford on Saturday to offer a chink of light to Manchester City in the Premier League title race.

Branislav Ivanovic’s knack of scoring crucial goals looked to have set the hosts on the way to a routine win, but Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic was sent off in controversial circumstances after retaliating to an awful challenge from Burnley’s Ashley Barnes.

Feb 21, 2015

Chelsea held by Burnley, Swansea do United double

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea offered a chink of light to Manchester City in the Premier League title race after a stormy 1-1 home draw with Burnley on Saturday that gave more ammunition to their outspoken manager Jose Mourinho.

Branislav Ivanovic’s knack of scoring crucial goals had seemingly set the hosts on their way to another routine victory, but Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic was sent off and Ben Mee headed an equaliser for Burnley in the 81st minute.

Feb 21, 2015

Soccer-Chelsea held by Burnley, Swansea do United double

LONDON, Feb 21 (Reuters) – Chelsea offered a chink of light to Manchester City in the Premier League title race after a stormy 1-1 home draw with Burnley on Saturday that gave more ammunition to their outspoken manager Jose Mourinho.

Branislav Ivanovic’s knack of scoring crucial goals had seemingly set the hosts on their way to another routine victory, but Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic was sent off and Ben Mee headed an equaliser for Burnley in the 81st minute.

Feb 19, 2015

Soccer-Lukaku nets Everton treble while Celtic, Inter draw

LONDON, Feb 19 (Reuters) – A Romelu Lukaku hat-trick in a 4-1 win for Everton at Young Boys and a thrilling 3-3 draw between Celtic and Inter Milan lit up the first knockout stage of the Europa League on Thursday.

Lukaku looked like the dynamic target man Everton fans have been hoping to see all season and could have scored five in a rampant display in the first leg of their last-32 clash.

Feb 19, 2015

Lukaku hat-trick helps Everton crush Young Boys

LONDON (Reuters) – Romelu Lukaku looked like the dynamic target man Everton fans have been hoping to see all season, grabbing a hat-trick in a 4-1 win over Young Boys as the knockout stage of the Europa League got underway on Thursday.

Napoli were among the other last-32 first leg winners, beating Trabzonspor 4-0 away, and were considerably happier than Serie A rivals AS Roma whose status among the favourites looked questionable after a disappointing 1-1 home draw with Feyenoord.

Feb 19, 2015

Soccer-Lukaku hat-trick helps Everton crush Young Boys

LONDON, Feb 19 (Reuters) – Romelu Lukaku looked like the dynamic target man Everton fans have been hoping to see all season, grabbing a hat-trick in a 4-1 win over Young Boys as the knockout stage of the Europa League got underway on Thursday.

Napoli were among the other last-32 first leg winners, beating Trabzonspor 4-0 away, and were considerably happier than Serie A rivals AS Roma whose status among the favourites looked questionable after a disappointing 1-1 home draw with Feyenoord.

Feb 8, 2015

Toure absence leaves City title hopes in the balance

LONDON (Reuters) – When Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini carries out his post-season analysis, he will quickly be able to pinpoint that the wheels came off their campaign when Yaya Toure left for the African Nations Cup.

City are without a victory since Toure departed at the start of January and their 1-1 draw at home to Hull City on Saturday was their fourth consecutive winless Premier League game, leaving them seven points adrift of Chelsea at the top.

Feb 8, 2015

Chelsea power seven points clear as City are held

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea landed a potentially decisive blow in the title race with a 2-1 win at Aston Villa on Saturday that put them seven points clear of Manchester City who hit the self-destruct button in a 1-1 draw at home to Hull City.

It briefly looked like both the top two may drop points when Villa ended a near 11-hour goal drought to level the scores at Villa Park but a thunderous finish from Branislav Ivanovic maximised the embarrassment for Chelsea’s main title rivals.