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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.

Sep 13, 2014

Soccer-Costa hat-trick downs Swansea, City draw at Arsenal

LONDON, Sept 13 (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.

Sep 1, 2014

Liverpool prove life after Suarez in Spurs masterclass

LONDON (Reuters) – Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes his team are back to their sizzling form of last season after a superb victory over Tottenham defied those who predicted a gloomy outlook in the post-Luis Suarez era.

The Merseysiders’ 3-0 win at White Hart Lane on Sunday was achieved in the same swashbuckling manner as the run of 11 successive victories that took them to within two points of the Premier League title in May.

Sep 1, 2014

Soccer-Liverpool prove life after Suarez in Spurs masterclass

LONDON, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes his team are back to their sizzling form of last season after a superb victory over Tottenham defied those who predicted a gloomy outlook in the post-Luis Suarez era.

The Merseysiders’ 3-0 win at White Hart Lane on Sunday was achieved in the same swashbuckling manner as the run of 11 successive victories that took them to within two points of the Premier League title in May.

Aug 31, 2014

Balotelli plays second fiddle as Liverpool crush Spurs

LONDON (Reuters) – The Mario Balotelli show rolled into town and was greeted by a chorus of a approval even if the Italian ringmaster was just a supporting act as Liverpool tore Tottenham Hotspur apart 3-0 in the Premier League on Sunday.

The travelling Liverpool support came armed with an anthem to welcome their latest signing, captain Steven Gerrard hailed his performance as “terrific” and manager Brendan Rodgers added his hearty approval.

Aug 31, 2014

Soccer-Balotelli plays second fiddle as Liverpool crush Spurs

LONDON, Aug 31 (Reuters) – The Mario Balotelli show rolled into town and was greeted by a chorus of a approval even if the Italian ringmaster was just a supporting act as Liverpool tore Tottenham Hotspur apart 3-0 in the Premier League on Sunday.

The travelling Liverpool support came armed with an anthem to welcome their latest signing, captain Steven Gerrard hailed his performance as “terrific” and manager Brendan Rodgers added his hearty approval.

Aug 31, 2014

Chelsea hit Everton for six as Man City lose at home

LONDON (Reuters) – It was a day of role reversal as Jose Mourinho’s often cautious Chelsea thumped Everton 6-3 in a thriller on Saturday while champions Manchester City’s attacking talents were blunted in a shock 1-0 home defeat by Stoke City.

New signing Diego Costa was on target twice, scoring for the third Premier League game in a row, as Chelsea produced a swashbuckling performance to overwhelm Everton at Goodison Park.

Aug 30, 2014

City stunned by Stoke, United frustrated again

LONDON (Reuters) – Champions Manchester City suffered a stunning 1-0 home defeat to Stoke City on Saturday as their cast of attacking talents were blunted in a lifeless display that cost them their first dropped points of the season. Mame Biram Diouf scored a superb individual goal to silence the City fans who have become used to seeing one-sided romps at their Etihad stadium, especially against the Premier League’s lesser lights.

It was an equally miserable day for City’s rivals Manchester United whose frustrations continued in a 0-0 draw at promoted Burnley with British-record signing Angel Di Maria unable to spark an improvement in their fortunes.

Aug 30, 2014

Soccer-City stunned by Stoke, United frustrated again

LONDON, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Champions Manchester City suffered a stunning 1-0 home defeat to Stoke City on Saturday as their cast of attacking talents were blunted in a lifeless display that cost them their first dropped points of the season.

Mame Biram Diouf scored a superb individual goal to silence the City fans who have become used to seeing one-sided romps at their Etihad stadium, especially against the Premier League’s lesser lights.