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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.

Sep 23, 2014

Liverpool’s Rodgers backs Gerrard amid fears over form

LONDON (Reuters) – Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he has no concerns about the form of captain Steven Gerrard after a series of ineffective displays prompted calls from fans and pundits that it is time to reconsider his role in the team.

At 34 years old, Gerrard is entering the period in most players’ careers when talk turns to managing dwindling reserves of energy and protecting tired legs from the exertions of the modern game.

Sep 23, 2014

Soccer-Liverpool’s Rodgers backs Gerrard amid fears over form

LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he has no concerns about the form of captain Steven Gerrard after a series of ineffective displays prompted calls from fans and pundits that it is time to reconsider his role in the team.

At 34 years old, Gerrard is entering the period in most players’ careers when talk turns to managing dwindling reserves of energy and protecting tired legs from the exertions of the modern game.

Sep 18, 2014

Sevilla sparkle as Europa League returns with goal glut

LONDON (Reuters) – Sevilla’s love affair with the Europa League was immediately rekindled as last season’s champions and three-times winners began this year’s group stage with a 2-0 home victory over Feyenoord on Thursday.

On-loan midfielder Gerard Deulofeu’s set-pieces proved too hot to handle for Feyenoord as two of his first-half free kicks were turned home by Grzegorz Krychowiak and Stephane Mbia as a new-look Sevilla side comfortably cruised home.

Sep 18, 2014

Soccer-Sevilla sparkle as Europa League returns with goal glut

LONDON, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Sevilla’s love affair with the Europa League was immediately rekindled as last season’s champions and three-times winners began this year’s group stage with a 2-0 home victory over Feyenoord on Thursday.

On-loan midfielder Gerard Deulofeu’s set-pieces proved too hot to handle for Feyenoord as two of his first-half free kicks were turned home by Grzegorz Krychowiak and Stephane Mbia as a new-look Sevilla side comfortably cruised home.

Sep 14, 2014

Chelsea’s Costa grabs hat-trick, City draw at Arsenal

LONDON (Reuters) – Diego Costa continued his stunning start to life at Chelsea with a hat-trick in a 4-2 win over Swansea City on Saturday while champions Manchester City were staring up the table after snatching a 2-2 draw at Arsenal.

Costa, who now has seven goals from his first four Premier 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 John Terry own goal.