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Jan 28, 2015

Soccer-Chelsea’s Costa charged over alleged semi-final stamp

LONDON, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Chelsea striker Diego Costa could miss Saturday’s top-of-the-table Premier league clash against Manchester City after being charged with violent conduct by the FA for an alleged stamp on Liverpool’s Emre Can.

The Brazilian-born Spain striker faces a potential three-game ban after he appeared to tread down on the 21-year-old German early in the first half of their League Cup semi-final, second leg at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.

Jan 27, 2015

Soccer-Chelsea’s Costa accused of stamping in Cup semi-final

LONDON, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Chelsea’s Diego Costa has quickly become a fan favourite at Stamford Bridge but his fiery temper could have earned him a red card after two stamping incidents in their League Cup semi-final with Liverpool on Tuesday.

The Spain striker appeared to tread down on Emre Can and Martin Skrtel in the second leg clash at Stamford Bridge, that Chelsea won 1-0 to book a place in the Wembley final.

Jan 22, 2015

Cambridge eye improbable Cup upset against United

LONDON (Reuters) – The FA Cup may have lost some of its shine for the top sides, but fourth tier Cambridge United have a chance to rekindle some of the competition’s fabled magic against fourth round opponents Manchester United on Friday.

The two sides are separated by 76 places in the English league and the tie pitches the country’s most successful team and 11 times winners against the lowest ranked outfit still in the competition.

Jan 22, 2015

Soccer-Cambridge eye improbable Cup upset against United

LONDON, Jan 22 (Reuters) – The FA Cup may have lost some of its shine for the top sides, but fourth tier Cambridge United have a chance to rekindle some of the competition’s fabled magic against fourth round opponents Manchester United on Friday.

The two sides are separated by 76 places in the English league and the tie pitches the country’s most successful team and 11 times winners against the lowest ranked outfit still in the competition.

Jan 17, 2015

Rodgers delights in Liverpool turnaround

By Toby Davis

(Reuters) – It was a world away from the full-throttle entertainment of last-season’s title charge, but Liverpool’s 2-0 victory over Aston Villa was a step towards regaining the club’s identity, according to manager Brendan Rodgers.

Saturday’s solid if unspectacular performance against the Premier League’s bluntest strike force came courtesy of a goal in each half from forwards Fabio Borini, recently brought in from the cold, and Rickie Lambert.

Jan 17, 2015

Soccer-Rodgers delights in Liverpool turnaround

Jan 17 (Reuters) – It was a world away from the full-throttle entertainment of last-season’s title charge, but Liverpool’s 2-0 victory over Aston Villa was a step towards regaining the club’s identity, according to manager Brendan Rodgers.

Saturday’s solid if unspectacular performance against the Premier League’s bluntest strike force came courtesy of a goal in each half from forwards Fabio Borini, recently brought in from the cold, and Rickie Lambert.

Jan 9, 2015

Chelsea and Mourinho searching for answers

LONDON (Reuters) – If Jose Mourinho is asked where it all went wrong at the end of the season rather than patted on the back for steering Chelsea to the title, he might point to their trip to Newcastle United in December.

The now managerless north east club head to Stamford Bridge for the return fixture on Saturday, but there has been a noticeable shift in the mood at the Premier League leaders in the month since they suffered their first defeat of the season at St James’ Park on Dec. 6.

Jan 9, 2015

Soccer-Chelsea and Mourinho searching for answers

LONDON, Jan 9 (Reuters) – If Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is asked where it all went wrong at the end of the season rather than patted on the back for steering Chelsea to the title, he might point to their trip to Newcastle United in December.

The now managerless north east club head to Stamford Bridge for the return fixture on Saturday, but there has been a noticeable shift in the mood at the Premier League leaders in the month since they suffered their first defeat of the season at St James’ Park on Dec. 6.

Jan 3, 2015

Liverpool face up to life without ageing Gerrard

LONDON (Reuters) – While the emotional bond formed of 17 years sterling service to his boyhood club ensures Steven Gerrard’s exit will be an emotional occasion, his ageing legs and dwindling reserves of energy mean the hero of yesteryear had already departed.

Gerrard, who announced on Friday that he was quitting Liverpool at the end of the season for a new challenge abroad, can rightfully lay claim to be one of the club’s true greats.

Jan 3, 2015

Analysis – Liverpool face up to life without ageing Gerrard

LONDON (Reuters) – While the emotional bond formed of 17 years sterling service to his boyhood club ensures Steven Gerrard’s exit will be an emotional occasion, his ageing legs and dwindling reserves of energy mean the hero of yesteryear had already departed.

Gerrard, who announced on Friday that he was quitting Liverpool at the end of the season for a new challenge abroad, can rightfully lay claim to be one of the club’s true greats.