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Mar 22, 2015

Soccer-Van Gaal’s tactical wits edge battle of the bosses

LIVERPOOL, England, March 22 (Reuters) – There was a red card, a cloud of red mist and plenty of crimson faces, but it was ultimately one cool Dutch head that proved the difference in Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Liverpool on Sunday.

Not only did Louis van Gaal comfortably win the tactical battle with Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers, but the iron-willed United coach ensured his players kept their heads as Liverpool lost theirs.

Mar 20, 2015

Gerrard return hands Liverpool boss selection headache

LONDON (Reuters) – Leaving a fit Steven Gerrard out of a Liverpool team to face Manchester United would until recently have been considered an act of madness, but it is a genuine dilemma facing boss Brendan Rodgers on Sunday.

The Liverpool captain came back from injury as a second-half substitute in Liverpool’s 1-0 win over Swansea City on Monday following a five-week layoff.

Mar 20, 2015

Soccer-Gerrard return hands Liverpool boss selection headache

LONDON, March 20 (Reuters) – Leaving a fit Steven Gerrard out of a Liverpool team to face Manchester United would until recently have been considered an act of madness, but it is a genuine dilemma facing boss Brendan Rodgers on Sunday.

The Liverpool captain came back from injury as a second-half substitute in Liverpool’s 1-0 win over Swansea City on Monday following a five-week layoff.

Mar 19, 2015

Fiore down sorry Roma as Sevilla, Napoli advance

LONDON (Reuters) – Fiorentina tore apart Italian rivals AS Roma to reach the Europa League quarter-finals with a 3-0 win that left their opponents’ season in tatters and under-fire coach Rudi Garcia tottering on the brink of the sack.

Roma were 3-0 behind before the match had settled into any rhythm with Gonzalo Rodriguez, Marcos Alonso and Jose Maria Basanta all finding the net in a breathless opening 22 minutes to set the visitors on their way to a 4-1 aggregate victory.

Mar 19, 2015

Fiore heap misery on Roma as Napoli, Kiev advance

LONDON (Reuters) – Fiorentina tore apart Italian rivals AS Roma to reach the Europa League quarter-finals with a 3-0 win that left their opponents’ season in tatters and under-fire coach Rudi Garcia tottering on the brink of the sack.

While Napoli held off a spirited Dynamo Moscow to secure a 0-0 draw in Russia that gave them a 3-1 aggregate success and Dynamo Kiev thrashed visitors Everton 5-2 to overturn a 2-1 first-leg deficit, the biggest surprise arrived in Rome.

Mar 19, 2015

Soccer-Fiore heap misery on Roma as Napoli, Kiev advance

LONDON, March 19 (Reuters) – Fiorentina tore apart Italian rivals AS Roma to reach the Europa League quarter-finals with a 3-0 win that left their opponents’ season in tatters and under-fire coach Rudi Garcia tottering on the brink of the sack.

While Napoli held off a spirited Dynamo Moscow to secure a 0-0 draw in Russia that gave them a 3-1 aggregate success and Dynamo Kiev thrashed visitors Everton 5-2 to overturn a 2-1 first-leg deficit, the biggest surprise arrived in Rome.

Mar 17, 2015

Promotion-chasing Norwich snatch dramatic late equaliser

LONDON (Reuters) – Norwich City snatched a 2-2 draw in the eighth minute of stoppage time at Huddersfield Town, who had James Vaughan sent off for celebrating what he thought was a last-gasp winner, in the English Championship on Tuesday.

Watford won 2-0 at Wigan Athletic while Middlesbrough beat Derby County 1-0 to keep both clubs locked together at the top of England’s congested second-tier standings on 72 points from 38 games, with Norwich in fourth spot on 67.

Mar 17, 2015

Soccer-Promotion-chasing Norwich snatch dramatic late equaliser

LONDON, March 17 (Reuters) – Norwich City snatched a 2-2 draw in the eighth minute of stoppage time at Huddersfield Town, who had James Vaughan sent off for celebrating what he thought was a last-gasp winner, in the English Championship on Tuesday.

Watford won 2-0 at Wigan Athletic while Middlesbrough beat Derby County 1-0 to keep both clubs locked together at the top of England’s congested second-tier standings on 72 points from 38 games, with Norwich in fourth spot on 67.

Feb 27, 2015

Arsenal profits rise despite record transfer spending

LONDON (Reuters) – Arsenal remain a beacon of financial sobriety in the Premier League with an overall profit before tax of 11.1 million pounds in 2014 despite a record transfer outlay of more than 90 million pounds.

The club embarked on an unprecedented spending spree on players in the previous 12 months including the high-profile arrival of Chile forward Alexis Sanchez among a number of additions to the squad in the close season.

Feb 27, 2015

Soccer-Arsenal profits rise despite record transfer spending

LONDON, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Arsenal remain a beacon of financial sobriety in the Premier League with an overall profit before tax of 11.1 million pounds ($17.16 million) in 2014 despite a record transfer outlay of more than 90 million pounds.

The club embarked on an unprecedented spending spree on players in the previous 12 months including the high-profile arrival of Chile forward Alexis Sanchez among a number of additions to the squad in the close season.