Tag: London

Soccer-Liverpool held at home by Norwich

Soccer-Liverpool held at home by Norwich

LONDON, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Danny Ings scored his first Liverpool goal within three minutes of coming on as a substitute yet promoted Norwich City fought back to draw 1-1 in the Premier League at Anfield on Sunday.

The home side had started the game in the bottom six following Tottenham Hotspur's win earlier on Sunday & the point lifted them two places to 13th, two places behind Norwich & level on eight points with their opponents.

Liverpool, with their England striker Daniel Sturridge back for the first time since April, brought on Ings for Christian Benteke at halftime & the former Burnley man scored a fine goal almost immediately.

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Soccer-Son shines at the Lane as Spurs beat Palace

Soccer-Son shines at the Lane as Spurs beat Palace

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By Mike Collett

LONDON, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-min scored on his home Premier League debut as they beat Crystal Palace 1-0 on Sunday to continue their climb up the table after a deserved victory in an end-to-end London derby.

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Soccer-Wenger must tighten up Arsenal discipline says ex-boss Graham

Soccer-Wenger must tighten up Arsenal discipline says ex-boss Graham

LONDON, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Arsene Wenger needs to instil greater discipline into his players after three of them were sent off within a week, former Arsenal manager George Graham said on Sunday.

French striker Olivier Giroud was dismissed in the Champions League defeat by Dinamo Zagreb on Wednesday & Gabriel & Santi Cazorla both received red cards during a feisty London derby at Chelsea on Saturday, which the home side won 2-0.

Wenger was furious that Chelsea's Diego Costa escaped with only a yellow card after becoming involving in several incidents & apparently provoking Gabriel.

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Costa's actions anger Arsenal as Chelsea wins London derby

Costa's actions anger Arsenal as Chelsea wins London derby

LONDON (AP) — The London derby witnessed two red cards & two scorers. And yet Chelsea's 2-0 victory over Arsenal seemed to be all approximately a fifth player: Diego Costa.

Just how the Chelsea striker stayed on the field after swiping at Laurent Koscielny's face & then body-slamming the defender to the field enraged Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

''He will do the same next week & the week after & he always gets away with it,'' Wenger said. ''It's always provocation & he uses well the naivety of Mike Dean.''

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Soccer-Chelsea win, Leicester unbeaten after another fightback

Soccer-Chelsea win, Leicester unbeaten after another fightback

* Chelsea beat Arsenal 2-0

* Arsenal have two players sent off (Adding details, quotes)

By Mike Collett

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Soccer-Nine-man Arsenal crash to 2-0 defeat at Chelsea

Soccer-Nine-man Arsenal crash to 2-0 defeat at Chelsea

LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Arsenal had two players sent off when they lost an ill-tempered derby 2-0 to Chelsea on Saturday as the champions pulled out of their early-season slump with their first Premier League win for almost a month.

Chelsea's 20-year-old French defender Kurt Zouma headed the first after 53 minutes of a fractious game before an Eden Hazard shot deflected off Calum Chambers in stoppage time to make it 2-0.

Arsenal defender Gabriel was red carded for kicking out at Diego Costa just before halftime & Santi Cazorla was dismissed with a second booking for sliding in on former Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas after 79 minutes.

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Soccer-Terry left out by Mourinho for the first time

Soccer-Terry left out by Mourinho for the first time

LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – John Terry's disrupted start to the season continued on Saturday when Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho left him out of the starting lineup for their Premier League derby against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.

It was the first time Mourinho had not picked the 34-year-old club captain for a league match when he was fully fit & he explained his absence was for "tactical reasons".

Mourinho told BT Sport before kickoff: "John Terry is a tactical decision. I have three central defenders & I trust them all the same. I have tried reading the opponent & what they can bring."

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Soccer-Liverpool's Henderson out for two months with broken foot

Soccer-Liverpool's Henderson out for two months with broken foot

LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson is facing up to two months on the sidelines after breaking a bone in his foot during a training session, British media reported on Saturday.

Henderson, 25, who has played 22 times for England, only resumed training on Friday, after returning from the United States, where he had undergone treatment on a heel problem.

Henderson broke the bone in his right foot & is expected to face surgery on Monday.

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Soccer-McClaren looking for reaction to 'car crash'

Soccer-McClaren looking for reaction to 'car crash'

LONDON, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren will be looking for an improved reaction if his team fall behind in Saturday's home game with promoted Watford.

The former England boss, striving to revive his reputation after returning to the Premier League, was disappointed with the manner in which players dropped their heads after conceding the second goal in a 2-0 defeat at West Ham on Monday that sent them to the bottom of the table.

"The key was how we reacted to the second goal," he told a news conference on Friday.

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Soccer-McClaren looking for reaction to 'car crash'

Soccer-McClaren looking for reaction to 'car crash'

LONDON, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren will be looking for an improved reaction if his team fall behind in Saturday's home game with promoted Watford.

The former England boss, striving to revive his reputation after returning to the Premier League, was disappointed with the manner in which players dropped their heads after conceding the second goal in a 2-0 defeat at West Ham on Monday that sent them to the bottom of the table.

"The key was how we reacted to the second goal," he told a news conference on Friday.

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