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May 26, 2015

Soccer-Dnipro make case for defence ahead of Europa final

WARSAW, May 26 (Reuters) – If Ukrainians Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk are going to shock holders Sevilla to win the Europa League they must find a way to blunt the competition’s sharpest strike force, coach Myron Markevych said on Tuesday.

Wednesday’s final in Warsaw pitches a Dnipro side, whose resilient if unadventurous style has won them many matches but few admirers, against a free-scoring Sevilla who hope to lift the trophy for a record fourth time — all in the space of nine years.

May 25, 2015

Preview: Record in sight for Europa League masters Sevilla

LONDON (Reuters) – The road to Europa League success is renowned for being one of football’s greatest slogs, making it all the more impressive that holders Sevilla stand on the brink of lifting the trophy for a record fourth time in the last nine years.

The roll of honour for Europe’s second tier competition is headed by some illustrious clubs, yet victory over Ukrainian outsiders Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in Wednesday’s final will allow Sevilla to edge ahead of Inter Milan, Juventus and Liverpool.

May 25, 2015

Record in sight for Europa League masters Sevilla

LONDON (Reuters) – The road to Europa League success is renowned for being one of football’s greatest slogs, making it all the more impressive that holders Sevilla stand on the brink of lifting the trophy for a record fourth time in the last nine years.

The roll of honour for Europe’s second tier competition is headed by some illustrious clubs, yet victory over Ukrainian outsiders Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in Wednesday’s final will allow Sevilla to edge ahead of Inter Milan, Juventus and Liverpool.

May 25, 2015

Soccer-Record in sight for Europa League masters Sevilla

LONDON, May 25 (Reuters) – The road to Europa League success is renowned for being one of football’s greatest slogs, making it all the more impressive that holders Sevilla stand on the brink of lifting the trophy for a record fourth time in the last nine years.

The roll of honour for Europe’s second tier competition is headed by some illustrious clubs, yet victory over Ukrainian outsiders Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in Wednesday’s final will allow Sevilla to edge ahead of Inter Milan, Juventus and Liverpool.

May 16, 2015

Gerrard rules out Liverpool loan return as he heads to MLS

By Toby Davis

(Reuters) – There was no happy ending to Steven Gerrard’s Anfield farewell and there will be no fairytale return to play for his boyhood club after the Liverpool captain ruled out coming back on loan when he begins his American adventure.

Having lived in Liverpool all his life, Gerrard is getting ready to abandon Merseyside for the United States for a swan-song with Los Angeles Galaxy in Major League Soccer.

May 16, 2015

Soccer-Gerrard rules out Liverpool loan return as he heads to MLS

May 16 (Reuters) – There was no happy ending to Steven Gerrard’s Anfield farewell and there will be no fairytale return to play for his boyhood club after the Liverpool captain ruled out coming back on loan when he begins his American adventure.

Having lived in Liverpool all his life, Gerrard is getting ready to abandon Merseyside for the United States for a swan-song with Los Angeles Galaxy in Major League Soccer.

May 16, 2015

Villa and Leicester safe as Hull’s plight deepens

LONDON (Reuters) – Aston Villa were on the receiving end of a 6-1 thrashing at Southampton with Sadio Mane scoring the quickest hat-trick in the top flight but still joined Leicester City in celebrating their Premier League survival on Saturday.

Leicester, who drew 0-0 at Sunderland, can look forward to another season among English football’s elite after Steve Bruce’s relegation-threatened Hull City lost 2-0 at Tottenham Hotspur.

May 16, 2015

Soccer-Villa and Leicester safe as Hull’s plight deepens

LONDON, May 16 (Reuters) – Aston Villa were on the receiving end of a 6-1 thrashing at Southampton with Sadio Mane scoring the quickest hat-trick in the top flight but still joined Leicester City in celebrating their Premier League survival on Saturday.

Leicester, who drew 0-0 at Sunderland, can look forward to another season among English soccer’s elite after Steve Bruce’s relegation-threatened Hull City lost 2-0 at Tottenham Hotspur.

Apr 28, 2015

We’re not safe yet, says Hull boss Bruce

By Toby Davis

(Reuters) – The celebrations erupted after Hull City’s 1-0 home win over Liverpool on Tuesday but the champagne will be kept on ice after manager Steve Bruce said they need more than their 34 points to stay in the Premier League.

Michael Dawson’s first-half goal and some solid defending helped Hull to a second successive victory, after they beat Crystal Palace at the weekend, and moved them up to 15th in the table, four points clear of the relegation zone.

Apr 28, 2015

Soccer-We’re not safe yet, says Hull boss Bruce

April 28 (Reuters) – The celebrations erupted after Hull City’s 1-0 home win over Liverpool on Tuesday but the champagne will be kept on ice after manager Steve Bruce said they need more than their 34 points to stay in the Premier League.

Michael Dawson’s first-half goal and some solid defending helped Hull to a second successive victory, after they beat Crystal Palace at the weekend, and moved them up to 15th in the table, four points clear of the relegation zone.