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Apr 4, 2015

Arsenal turn on the style to crush Liverpool 4-1

LONDON (Reuters) – Arsenal delivered a brutal lesson in fast-paced Premier League football to beat Liverpool 4-1 on Saturday, maintaining their faint title aspirations and almost certainly dashing their opponents’ hopes of a top-four finish.

While Liverpool’s defending was catastrophic at times, Arsenal fizzed with intent and three goals in eight first-half minutes from Hector Bellerin, Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez and a late curler from Olivier Giroud secured a 10th Premier League win in 11 matches.

Apr 4, 2015

Soccer-Arsenal turn on the style to crush Liverpool 4-1

LONDON, April 4 (Reuters) – Arsenal delivered a brutal lesson in fast-paced Premier League football to beat Liverpool 4-1 on Saturday, maintaining their faint title aspirations and almost certainly dashing their opponents’ hopes of a top-four finish.

While Liverpool’s defending was catastrophic at times, Arsenal fizzed with intent and three goals in eight first-half minutes from Hector Bellerin, Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez and a late curler from Olivier Giroud secured a 10th Premier League win in 11 matches.

Apr 3, 2015

Soccer-Middlesbrough go top after Bamford scores again

LONDON, April 3 (Reuters) – Middlesbrough’s on-loan Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford netted his 15th league goal of the season to help the second-tier promotion chasers top the Championship table with a 1-0 home win over Wigan Athletic on Friday.

Aitor Karanka’s Middlesbrough have 75 points, one ahead of Bournemouth who drew 1-1 at Ipswich Town, and two in front of third-placed Norwich City after the Canaries won 1-0 at Brighton and Hove Albion thanks to Bradley Johnson’s second-half goal.

Apr 3, 2015

Middlesbrough top Championship as Bamford scores again

LONDON (Reuters) – Middlesbrough’s on-loan Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford netted his 15th league goal of the season to help the second-tier promotion chasers top the English Championship with a 1-0 home win over Wigan Athletic on Friday.

Middlesbrough are two points clear of their rivals in an increasingly congested title race but their stay at the summit could be short-lived if second-placed Bournemouth or Watford in fourth win their games later on Friday.

Apr 3, 2015

Soccer-Middlesbrough top Championship as Bamford scores again

LONDON, April 3 (Reuters) – Middlesbrough’s on-loan Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford netted his 15th league goal of the season to help the second-tier promotion chasers top the English Championship with a 1-0 home win over Wigan Athletic on Friday.

Middlesbrough are two points clear of their rivals in an increasingly congested title race but their stay at the summit could be short-lived if second-placed Bournemouth or Watford in fourth win their games later on Friday.

Mar 26, 2015

Premier League to share billion pounds outside top flight

LONDON (Reuters) – The Premier League have agreed to share at least one billion pounds ($1.48 billion) of their bumper TV deal outside the top flight while the 20 clubs also vowed on Thursday to pay staff the ‘living wage’.

The first move is likely to be interpreted as an attempt to fend off critics who have accused the Premier League of not doing enough to support football’s grassroots.

Mar 26, 2015

Soccer-Premier League to share billion pounds outside top flight

LONDON, March 26 (Reuters) – The Premier League have agreed to share at least one billion pounds ($1.48 billion) of their bumper TV deal outside the top flight while the 20 clubs also vowed on Thursday to pay staff the ‘living wage’.

The first move is likely to be interpreted as an attempt to fend off critics who have accused the Premier League of not doing enough to support soccer’s grassroots.

Mar 22, 2015

Van Gaal’s tactical wits edge battle of the bosses

LIVERPOOL, England (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 22, 2015

Gerrard apologises for 38-second sending off against United

LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) – Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard apologised after he was sent off for a rash stamp having been on the pitch for just 38 seconds of their 2-1 defeat to Manchester United on Sunday.

Gerrard entered the fray as a halftime substitute but received a straight red card after reacting to a poor tackle from United’s Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera.

Mar 22, 2015

Soccer-Gerrard apologises for 38-second sending off against United

LIVERPOOL, England, March 22 (Reuters) – Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard apologised after he was sent off for a rash stamp having been on the pitch for just 38 seconds of their 2-1 defeat to Manchester United on Sunday.

Gerrard entered the fray as a halftime substitute but received a straight red card after reacting to a poor tackle from United’s Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera.