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Apr 26, 2014

Soccer-Man United usher in new era by thrashing Norwich

LONDON, April 26 (Reuters) – Manchester United ushered in a new era under interim manager Ryan Giggs with a 4-0 Premier League win over Norwich City on Saturday full of the verve and attacking intent often absent under the sacked David Moyes.

The wheels came off Everton’s charge for Champions League qualification in a 2-0 defeat at Southampton that left them a point behind fourth-placed Arsenal before United turned on the style to cheer Welshman Giggs in his unfamiliar new role.

Apr 26, 2014

Everton charge derailed by Saints, Fulham held

LONDON (Reuters) – The wheels came off Everton’s charge for Champions League qualification as two first-half own goals and a toothless attacking performance condemned them to a 2-0 Premier League defeat at Southampton on Saturday.

Roberto Martinez’s side have now lost two of their last three games and, with two matches of their season remaining, are a point behind fourth-placed Arsenal who have a game in hand at home to Newcastle United on Monday.

Apr 26, 2014

Soccer-Everton charge derailed by Saints, Fulham held

LONDON, April 26 (Reuters) – The wheels came off Everton’s charge for Champions League qualification as two first-half own goals and a toothless attacking performance condemned them to a 2-0 Premier League defeat at Southampton on Saturday.

Roberto Martinez’s side have now lost two of their last three games and, with two matches of their season remaining, are a point behind fourth-placed Arsenal who have a game in hand at home to Newcastle United on Monday.

Apr 24, 2014

Benfica and Sevilla secure Europa League wins

LONDON (Reuters) – A stunning late goal from Brazilian Lima gave Benfica a 2-1 victory over Juventus in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final while Sevilla won 2-0 against Valencia to seize the initiative in their all-Spanish clash on Thursday.

Benfica scored early through Ezequiel Garay and were resolute in defence for 73 minutes, before Carlos Tevez calmly slotted home to end a European goal-drought stretching back to April 2009 and give the visitors a priceless away goal.

Apr 24, 2014

Soccer-Benfica and Sevilla secure Europa League wins

LONDON, April 24 (Reuters) – A stunning late goal from Brazilian Lima gave Benfica a 2-1 victory over Juventus in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final while Sevilla won 2-0 against Valencia to seize the initiative in their all-Spanish clash on Thursday.

Benfica scored early through Ezequiel Garay and were resolute in defence for 73 minutes, before Carlos Tevez calmly slotted home to end a European goal-drought stretching back to April 2009 and give the visitors a priceless away goal.

Apr 10, 2014

Valencia complete stunning comeback to beat Basle

LONDON (Reuters) – Valencia completed an astonishing comeback against Basle to reach the Europa League semi-finals on Thursday by overhauling a three-goal deficit helped by a hat-trick from Paco Alcacer to win 5-3 on aggregate after extra time.

It completed a good night for Spain as 10-man Sevilla tormented a fragile Porto side to secure a 4-2 aggregate victory as Juventus and Benfica joined them in the last four after safely negotiating their quarter-final second legs.

Apr 10, 2014

Soccer-Valencia complete stunning comeback to beat Basle

LONDON, April 10 (Reuters) – Valencia completed an astonishing comeback against Basle to reach the Europa League semi-finals on Thursday by overhauling a three-goal deficit helped by a hat-trick from Paco Alcacer to win 5-3 on aggregate after extra time.

It completed a good night for Spain as 10-man Sevilla tormented a fragile Porto side to secure a 4-2 aggregate victory as Juventus and Benfica joined them in the last four after safely negotiating their quarter-final second legs.

Apr 8, 2014

Chelsea snatch late triumph, Madrid hold off Dortmund

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea reached the Champions League semi-finals with a late Demba Ba goal that secured a dramatic away-goals win over Paris St Germain on Tuesday, while Real Madrid held off a spirited Borussia Dortmund fightback.

Chelsea substitute Ba bundled the ball home in the 87th minute to secure a 2-0 win in the quarter-final, second leg at Stamford Bridge that sent the London club through after a 3-3 aggregate draw.

Apr 8, 2014

Soccer-Chelsea snatch late triumph, Madrid hold off Dortmund

LONDON, April 8 (Reuters) – Chelsea reached the Champions League semi-finals with a late Demba Ba goal that secured a dramatic away-goals win over Paris St Germain on Tuesday, while Real Madrid held off a spirited Borussia Dortmund fightback.

Chelsea substitute Ba bundled the ball home in the 87th minute to secure a 2-0 win in the quarter-final, second leg at Stamford Bridge that sent the London club through after a 3-3 aggregate draw.

Apr 6, 2014

Norwich sack manager Hughton, appoint youth-team coach

LONDON (Reuters) – Norwich City sacked manager Chris Hughton on Sunday and gambled on inexperienced youth team coach Neil Adams in an effort to reverse their flagging fortunes and scrap their way clear of relegation.

The Premier League club took action after a 1-0 defeat on Saturday to fellow strugglers West Bromwich Albion left them hovering one place above the relegation zone with five matches of the season remaining.