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Feb 7, 2015

Soccer-Chelsea power seven points clear as City are held

LONDON, Feb 7 (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.

Feb 7, 2015

Soccer-Toure absence leaves City title hopes in the balance

LONDON, Feb 7 (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 7, 2015

Soccer-Chelsea go seven points clear as City held by Hull

LONDON, Feb 7 (Reuters) – Chelsea landed a potentially decisive blow in the Premier League title race with a 2-1 win at Aston Villa on Saturday that put them seven points clear of Manchester City, who self-destructed in a 1-1 draw at home to Hull.

It had 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 their main title rivals.

Feb 7, 2015

Chelsea go seven points clear as City held by Hull

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

It had 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 their main title rivals.

Feb 7, 2015

Able Kane a true hero at the Lane

LONDON (Reuters) – Bent double with his fists clenched in celebration, it was clear how much it meant to Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane to score two goals and win the north London derby against Arsenal on Saturday.

In an era when the local-boy-made-good is becoming an increasingly rare tale, Kane is, as the Tottenham fans proudly exclaim, one of their own — and his goals in the 2-1 victory at White Hart Lane will only cement him further in their affections.

Feb 7, 2015

Soccer-Able Kane a true hero at the Lane

LONDON, Feb 7 (Reuters) – Bent double with his fists clenched in celebration, it was clear how much it meant to Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane to score two goals and win the north London derby against Arsenal on Saturday.

In an era when the local-boy-made-good is becoming an increasingly rare tale, Kane is, as the Tottenham fans proudly exclaim, one of their own — and his goals in the 2-1 victory at White Hart Lane will only cement him further in their affections.

Jan 31, 2015

Silent One Mourinho blanks media again

LONDON (Reuters) – The Special One has become the Silent One – Jose Mourinho is never short of an opinion, but for the second time in two days he decided not to share his thoughts.

Having skipped Friday’s pre-match media commitments, the Chelsea coach was also nowhere to be seen after their 1-1 draw with Manchester City on Saturday that left his side five points clear at the top of the table.

Jan 31, 2015

Soccer-Silent One Mourinho blanks media again

LONDON, Jan 31 (Reuters) – The Special One has become the Silent One — Jose Mourinho is never short of an opinion, but for the second time in two days he decided not to share his thoughts.

Having skipped Friday’s pre-match media commitments, the Chelsea coach was also nowhere to be seen after their 1-1 draw with Manchester City on Saturday that left his side five points clear at the top of the table.

Jan 31, 2015

Soccer-Advantage Mourinho as Chelsea draw with City

LONDON, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Premier League heavyweights Chelsea and Manchester City fought out a 1-1 draw on Saturday that kept the title race narrowly tipped in Jose Mourinho’s favour, without the satisfaction of delivering a potentially knockout blow.

It was perhaps entirely predictable that a stalemate would be the ultimate outcome in a game that City, trailing the leaders by five points, could ill afford to lose and Chelsea showed little ambition to win.

Jan 29, 2015

No love lost as managers face title showdown

LONDON (Reuters) – It is hard to imagine two more different characters than Jose Mourinho and Manuel Pellegrini, so it is no surprise that the Chelsea manager and his Manchester City counterpart seem to rub each other up the wrong way.

Their simmering rivalry is set for another chapter in Saturday’s top-of-the-table Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge, with a potentially pivotal three points on offer.