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May 11, 2014

Soccer-Rodgers hails brilliant Liverpool despite title despair

LONDON, May 11 (Reuters) – A season that nosedived from hope and belief into dejection and disappointment should be seen as a positive stepping stone, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said on Sunday after settling for second best in the Premier League title race.

Having led the standings heading into the home straight, a campaign that promised to lift the weighty millstone of a 24-year top flight title drought came to a deflating end with a 2-1 victory over Newcastle United that counted for nothing.

May 11, 2014

Clinical Man City wrap up title in style

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester City calmly overpowered West Ham United 2-0 to secure their second Premier League title in three seasons in a party atmosphere at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

Liverpool beat Newcastle United 2-1 at Anfield to finish two points behind the champions but goals by Samir Nasri and Vincent Kompany sparked wild celebrations at City whose heavyweight squad came out on top at the end of a thrilling and fluctuating title race.

May 11, 2014

Soccer-Clinical Man City wrap up title in style

LONDON, May 11 (Reuters) – Manchester City calmly overpowered West Ham United 2-0 to secure their second Premier League title in three seasons in a party atmosphere at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

Liverpool beat Newcastle United 2-1 at Anfield to finish two points behind the champions but goals by Samir Nasri and Vincent Kompany sparked wild celebrations at City whose heavyweight squad came out on top at the end of a thrilling and fluctuating title race.

May 11, 2014

Nasri and Kompany fire Man City to Premier League title

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester City clinched a second Premier League title in three seasons with a 2-0 win over West Ham United on Sunday that sent their Etihad Stadium into raptures and condemned Liverpool to second place.

Blue and white ticker tape rained down and fans poured on to the pitch at the final whistle as City, who only needed a draw to win the trophy, finished two points clear of Liverpool whose campaign ended with a 2-1 win over Newcastle United.

May 7, 2014

Soccer-City on verge of title after Dzeko double

LONDON, May 7 (Reuters) – Manchester City moved to the brink of the Premier League title with an emphatic 4-0 win over Aston Villa on Wednesday as Edin Dzeko scored twice to leave them needing just a point from the final game of the season.

Dzeko’s double midway through the second half relieved the pressure that had gripped the Etihad Stadium and late strikes by Stevan Jovetic and Yaya Toure, his 20th of the season, secured a comfortable victory.

May 7, 2014

Dzeko double puts City on brink of Premier League title

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester City tightened their grip on the Premier League title race with an emphatic 4-0 win over Aston Villa on Wednesday as Edin Dzeko scored twice to leave them needing just a point from the final game of the season.

Dzeko’s double midway through the second half relieved the pressure that had gripped the Etihad stadium and late strikes by Stevan Jovetic and Yaya Toure, his 20th of the season, secured a comfortable victory.

May 7, 2014

Soccer-Dzeko double puts City on brink of Premier League title

LONDON, May 7 (Reuters) – Manchester City tightened their grip on the Premier League title race with an emphatic 4-0 win over Aston Villa on Wednesday as Edin Dzeko scored twice to leave them needing just a point from the final game of the season.

Dzeko’s double midway through the second half relieved the pressure that had gripped the Etihad stadium and late strikes by Stevan Jovetic and Yaya Toure, his 20th of the season, secured a comfortable victory.

Apr 29, 2014

Enigma Suarez driven by will to win at all costs

LONDON (Reuters) – Combining game-changing brilliance with headline-grabbing controversy, Uruguay striker Luis Suarez’s last World Cup was his career in microcosm.

In the space of a few weeks in South Africa four years ago, he forged a reputation as a sharp-eyed goal-getter, before joining the tournament’s hall of infamy for a goalline handball that ultimately deprived opponents Ghana a place in the semi-finals.

Apr 29, 2014

World-Enigma Suarez driven by will to win at all costs

LONDON (Reuters) – Combining game-changing brilliance with headline-grabbing controversy, Uruguay striker Luis Suarez’s last World Cup was his career in microcosm.

In the space of a few weeks in South Africa four years ago, he forged a reputation as a sharp-eyed goal-getter, before joining the tournament’s hall of infamy for a goalline handball that ultimately deprived opponents Ghana a place in the semi-finals.

Apr 29, 2014

Soccer-World-Enigma Suarez driven by will to win at all costs

LONDON, April 29 (Reuters) – Combining game-changing brilliance with headline-grabbing controversy, Uruguay striker Luis Suarez’s last World Cup was his career in microcosm.

In the space of a few weeks in South Africa four years ago, he forged a reputation as a sharp-eyed goal-getter, before joining the tournament’s hall of infamy for a goalline handball that ultimately deprived opponents Ghana a place in the semi-finals.