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Jan 16, 2013

Soccer-Arsenal and Man United sneak FA Cup replay wins

LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) – Jack Wilshere’s late strike gave Arsenal a 1-0 FA Cup third-round replay win over Swansea City and Manchester United also progressed with a 1-0 victory over West Ham United on Wednesday.

Arsenal wasted a hatful of good chances before sealing the win over Swansea thanks to midfielder Wilshere’s sublime left-foot strike past Michel Vorm four minutes from time following relentless pressure from the home side.

Jan 3, 2013

Newcastle and Liverpool eyed as scalps in FA Cup

LONDON (Reuters) – A winner with Chelsea, Uruguay’s Gus Poyet describes the FA Cup as the “greatest” in the world and this weekend his Brighton and Hove Albion side join other smaller clubs hoping to embarrass some Premier League titans.

Poyet’s Championship (second division) team kick off the third round of the world’s oldest knockout competition against top flight Newcastle United on Saturday (12:30 p.m. British time), a rematch of last year’s fourth-round clash which Brighton won.

Jan 3, 2013

Soccer-Newcastle and Liverpool eyed as scalps in FA Cup

LONDON, Jan 3 (Reuters) – A winner with Chelsea, Uruguay’s Gus Poyet describes the FA Cup as the “greatest” in the world and this weekend his Brighton and Hove Albion side join other smaller clubs hoping to embarrass some Premier League titans.

Poyet’s Championship (second division) team kick off the third round of the world’s oldest knockout competition against top flight Newcastle United on Saturday (1230 GMT), a rematch of last year’s fourth-round clash which Brighton won.

Jan 2, 2013

Wright-Phillips helps QPR stun Chelsea

LONDON (Reuters) – Shaun Wright-Phillips’ second-half winner at his former club Chelsea handed Queens Park Rangers a precious and surprise 1-0 win on Wednesday to give the bottom side a glimmer of hope in their battle to avoid relegation.

Wright-Phillips smashed home a low strike after 78 minutes to deny Chelsea third spot and help the other west Londoners draw level with Reading at the bottom of the table on 13 points with only their second Premier League win.

Jan 2, 2013

Soccer-Wright-Phillips helps QPR stun Chelsea

LONDON, Jan 2 (Reuters) – Shaun Wright-Phillips’ second-half winner at his former club Chelsea handed Queens Park Rangers a precious and surprise 1-0 win on Wednesday to give the bottom side a glimmer of hope in their battle to avoid relegation.

Wright-Phillips smashed home a low strike after 78 minutes to deny Chelsea third spot and help the other west Londoners draw level with Reading at the bottom of the table on 13 points with only their second Premier League win.

Dec 27, 2012

Fired-up United must press on – Hernandez

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester United’s knack of scoring late goals was evident again with a thrilling Boxing Day victory over Newcastle and match winner Javier Hernandez warned there would be no let-up in their quest to regain the Premier League title.

United came from behind three times before the Mexican struck in the last minute to secure a 4-3 Old Trafford victory, moving Alex Ferguson’s side seven points clear of rivals Manchester City who lost at Sunderland.

Dec 27, 2012

Soccer-Fired-up United must press on – Hernandez

LONDON, Dec 27 (Reuters) – Manchester United’s knack of scoring late goals was evident again with a thrilling Boxing Day victory over Newcastle and matchwinner Javier Hernandez warned there would be no let-up in their quest to regain the Premier League title.

United came from behind three times before the Mexican struck in the last minute to secure a 4-3 Old Trafford victory, moving Alex Ferguson’s side seven points clear of rivals Manchester City who lost at Sunderland.

Dec 7, 2012

Euro 2020 plan lauded in cash-strapped continent

LONDON (Reuters) – UEFA’s decision to host the 2020 European Championship across the continent rather than in one or two host nations has been greeted with more enthusiasm than criticism as countries battle the crippling financial crisis.

European soccer’s governing body announced the move on Thursday, saying it would allow smaller countries a slice of the action as they would not be able to stage an unwieldy, 24-team tournament on their own.

Dec 7, 2012

Soccer-Euro 2020 plan lauded in cash-strapped continent

LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) – UEFA’s decision to host the 2020 European Championship across the continent rather than in one or two host nations has been greeted with more enthusiasm than criticism as countries battle the crippling financial crisis.

European soccer’s governing body announced the move on Thursday, saying it would allow smaller countries a slice of the action as they would not be able to stage an unwieldy, 24-team tournament on their own.

Dec 7, 2012

UEFA’s Euro 2020 plan lauded in cash-strapped continent

LONDON (Reuters) – UEFA’s decision to host the 2020 European Championship across the continent rather than in one or two host nations has been greeted with enthusiasm as countries battle the crippling financial crisis.

European soccer’s governing body announced the move on Thursday, saying it would allow smaller countries a slice of the action as they would not be able to stage an unwieldy, 24-team tournament on their own.

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      "I'm a Londoner with some Australian, American, French and Guatemalan in me having lived in those countries, and I've picked up a few languages and a passion for all things sport in my 28 years."
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