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Jan 5, 2014

Soccer-West Ham humiliated by Forest, Chelsea and Liverpool win

LONDON, Jan 5 (Reuters) – West Ham United’s woes intensified as the Premier League club were thrashed 5-0 in the FA Cup third round by second tier Nottingham Forest on Sunday, increasing the heat on manager Sam Allardyce.

Forest’s Jamie Paterson netted a hat-trick in the humiliating rout, but the spotlight was on Allardyce who was accused of waving the white flag by making nine changes to his starting line-up with an eye on the their League Cup semi-final at Manchester City on Wednesday.

Jan 5, 2014

West Ham humiliated by Forest, Chelsea and Sunderland win

LONDON (Reuters) – West Ham United’s woes intensified as the Premier League club were thrashed 5-0 in the FA Cup by second tier Nottingham Forest with Jamie Paterson netting a hat-trick in a humiliating third-round rout on Sunday.

The wheels came off in spectacular fashion for West Ham in a result that heaps more pressure on boss Sam Allardyce who made nine changes to his starting line-up with one eye on the first leg of their League Cup semi-final at Manchester City on Wednesday.

Jan 5, 2014

Soccer-West Ham humiliated by Forest, Chelsea and Sunderland win

LONDON, Jan 5 (Reuters) – West Ham United’s woes intensified as the Premier League club were thrashed 5-0 in the FA Cup by second tier Nottingham Forest with Jamie Paterson netting a hat-trick in a humiliating third-round rout on Sunday.

The wheels came off in spectacular fashion for West Ham in a result that heaps more pressure on boss Sam Allardyce who made nine changes to his starting line-up with one eye on the first leg of their League Cup semi-final at Manchester City on Wednesday.

Jan 1, 2014

Arsenal grab late victory, City and Chelsea win

LONDON (Reuters) – Late goals from Nicklas Bendtner and Theo Walcott spared Arsenal’s blushes and kept them top of the Premier League in a 2-0 victory over Cardiff City as title rivals Manchester City and Chelsea also won on Wednesday.

The conclusion of the congested festive schedule saw a tired display by the Londoners who looked set to draw a blank for the second straight home game before Bendtner bundled home in the 88th minute and Walcott wrapped up the points in stoppage time.

Jan 1, 2014

Soccer-Arsenal grab late victory, City and Chelsea win

LONDON, Jan 1 (Reuters) – Late goals from Nicklas Bendtner and Theo Walcott spared Arsenal’s blushes and kept them top of the Premier League in a 2-0 victory over Cardiff City as title rivals Manchester City and Chelsea also won on Wednesday.

The conclusion of the congested festive schedule saw a tired display by the Londoners who looked set to draw a blank for the second straight home game before Bendtner bundled home in the 88th minute and Walcott wrapped up the points in stoppage time.

Dec 30, 2013

Chelsea make Liverpool suffer, Arsenal top

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea heaped more Christmas misery on Liverpool with a 2-1 victory at Stamford Bridge and Olivier Giroud’s goal helped Arsenal win 1-0 at Newcastle United to return to the top of the Premier League on Sunday.

Everton moved back into the top four with a 2-1 win over Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur beat Stoke City 3-0 to get their first victory since appointing Tim Sherwood manager as the English game served up more drama in its congested festive schedule.

Dec 29, 2013

Giroud steers Arsenal back to Premier League summit

LONDON (Reuters) – Olivier Giroud ended a seven-game scoring drought to help Arsenal beat Newcastle United 1-0 and return to the top of the Premier League while Everton moved back into the top four with a 2-1 defeat of Southampton on Sunday.

France striker Giroud, who had not scored in all competitions since November 23, got the faintest of touches to glance a Theo Walcott free kick into the net midway through the second half.

Dec 29, 2013

Soccer-Giroud steers Arsenal back to Premier League summit

LONDON, Dec 29 (Reuters) – Olivier Giroud ended a seven-game scoring drought to help Arsenal beat Newcastle United 1-0 and return to the top of the Premier League while Everton moved back into the top four with a 2-1 defeat of Southampton on Sunday.

France striker Giroud, who had not scored in all competitions since Nov. 23, got the faintest of touches to glance a Theo Walcott free kick into the net midway through the second half.

Dec 18, 2013

West Ham find Spurs jugular, Man United reach semis

LONDON (Reuters) – West Ham United piled more misery on managerless Tottenham Hotspur by coming from behind to book their place in the League Cup semi-finals with a 2-1 win at White Hart Lane and Manchester United also reached the last four on Wednesday.

Tottenham, who sacked boss Andre Villas-Boas on Monday following their crushing 5-0 home defeat by Liverpool, looked on course for victory when forgotten man Emmanuel Adebayor volleyed them ahead.

Dec 18, 2013

West Ham shock Spurs, Man United reach semis

LONDON (Reuters) – West Ham United piled more misery on managerless Tottenham Hotspur by coming from behind to book their place in the League Cup semi-finals with a 2-1 win at White Hart Lane on Wednesday.

Ashley Young scored his first goal in 18 months as champions Manchester United reached the last four with a 2-0 win at Stoke City in a match held up for 10 minutes by a hail storm in the first half.