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Oct 19, 2014

Sterling worth his weight in gold as lucky Liverpool win

LONDON (Reuters) – Raheem Sterling may be tired but he will not get a rest any time soon if he continues to prove decisive for a Liverpool side who relied on his incisive running and a lot of luck to beat Queens Park Rangers on Sunday.

Far from proving a distraction the club-versus-country rumpus that erupted in the week, when the teenager told England manager Roy Hodgson he was feeling fatigue in his legs, seemed to be the catalyst for a performance full of aggressive intent.

Oct 19, 2014

Soccer-Sterling worth his weight in gold as lucky Liverpool win

LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) – Raheem Sterling may be tired but he will not get a rest any time soon if he continues to prove decisive for a Liverpool side who relied on his incisive running and a lot of luck to beat Queens Park Rangers on Sunday.

Far from proving a distraction the club-versus-country rumpus that erupted in the week, when the teenager told England manager Roy Hodgson he was feeling fatigue in his legs, seemed to be the catalyst for a performance full of aggressive intent.

Oct 3, 2014

Foundations in place for England World Cup win, says Wilkinson

LONDON (Reuters) – World Cup winner Jonny Wilkinson believes the ground work has been done for England to recapture the Webb Ellis trophy on home soil next year.

Wilkinson, whose drop goal won the World Cup for England in 2003, said the foundations have been laid for Stuart Lancaster’s team to build the momentum needed to launch a credible challenge at the tournament that gets underway next September.

Oct 3, 2014

Rugby-Foundations in place for England World Cup win, says Wilkinson

LONDON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – World Cup winner Jonny Wilkinson believes the ground work has been done for England to recapture the Webb Ellis trophy on home soil next year.

Wilkinson, whose drop goal won the World Cup for England in 2003, said the foundations have been laid for Stuart Lancaster’s team to build the momentum needed to launch a credible challenge at the tournament that gets underway next September.

Oct 2, 2014

Hamsik haunts former club as Napoli shine in Europa League

LONDON (Reuters) – Napoli’s Marek Hamsik enjoyed a memorable return to his former club Slovan Bratislava, scoring one and creating another, in a 2-0 victory on Thursday as the Italians joined five others who made it two wins from two in the Europa League group stage.

With the incentive of Champions League qualification for the competition winners, Fiorentina, Legia Warsaw, Dynamo Kiev, Inter Milan and Dynamo Moscow also took a stranglehold on their respective groups and edged a step closer to the knockout stages.

Oct 2, 2014

Soccer-Hamsik haunts former club as Napoli shine in Europa League

LONDON, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Napoli’s Marek Hamsik enjoyed a memorable return to his former club Slovan Bratislava, scoring one and creating another, in a 2-0 victory on Thursday as the Italians joined five others who made it two wins from two in the Europa League group stage.

With the incentive of Champions League qualification for the competition winners, Fiorentina, Legia Warsaw, Dynamo Kiev, Inter Milan and Dynamo Moscow also took a stranglehold on their respective groups and edged a step closer to the knockout stages.

Sep 27, 2014

Gerrard, Jagielka hit back at critics

LONDON (Reuters) – With impeccable timing, Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard and Everton’s Phil Jagielka rammed the words of their critics back down their throats with stunning strikes to light up the 233rd Merseyside derby on Saturday.

Ninety minutes of blood and thunder combat at Anfield ended in a 1-1 draw that suited neither team but offered respite to the scorers, who had been targeted by pundits and frustrated fans after their teams endured mixed starts to the season.

Sep 27, 2014

Soccer-Gerrard, Jagielka hit back at critics

LONDON, Sept 27 (Reuters) – With impeccable timing, Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard and Everton’s Phil Jagielka rammed the words of their critics back down their throats with stunning strikes to light up the 233rd Merseyside derby on Saturday.

Ninety minutes of blood and thunder combat at Anfield ended in a 1-1 draw that suited neither team but offered respite to the scorers, who had been targeted by pundits and frustrated fans after their teams endured mixed starts to the season.

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.