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  1. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

    Manchester United shore up defence with Marcos Rojo as Nani heads home

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 10:55am

    ... terms,” it read. “A further announcement will be made when the process is complete.” The 24-year-old Rojo, who can play in both central defence and at left-back, was one of Argentina’s standout ...

  2. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

    Costa clinical as Chelsea send Leicester packing

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 01:05am by AFP

    ... half, Chelsea finally got into stride to break down a stubborn Foxes' defence. Costa, the £32 million (HK$411 million) Spain striker, who scored in last week's 3-1 win at Burnley, ...

  3. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

    Chelsea kick off season in emphatic style

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 11:00am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Burnley’s defence was sublime and Schurrle took full advantage of the service as he ran through to side-foot into the net. And even the basics of defending a corner deserted Burnley when Ivanovic ...

  4. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

    Manchester City set for more Silva service

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 11:20pm by AFP

    ... I think it is great news.” City begin the defence of their Premier League title away to Newcastle this Sunday. ...

  5. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

    New era begins for Manchester United as Louis van Gaal looks to get team back to the top

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 10:52am by Agence France-Presse

    ... they host Everton on Saturday, while fellow promoted side Queens Park Rangers welcome Hull City to Loftus Road. Champions Manchester City begin their title defence at Newcastle United on Sunday. ...

  6. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

    Defence key to Champions League berth, says Walcott

    Posted May 04th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Arsenal striker says defence will be decisive factor in London clubs' scramble for the final Champions League places as season winds down Clean sheets are key, says Walcott London's leading clubs will continue their battle for Champions League places this weekend, with Arsenal striker Theo Walcott saying defence holds the key to qualifying ...

  7. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

    Manchester United defence worries Alex Ferguson

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Red Devils boss Ferguson says his defence will need to stop leaking goals if they are to beat top sides and take back the championship United can't rely on 'rescue job' wins Alex Ferguson insists his Manchester United side cannot continue mounting "rescue jobs" if they want to wrestle back their Premier League title. United have fallen ...

  8. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

    Fergie hopes Evans will bolster injury-ridden side's defence

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Southampton Centre-back's recovery from surgery is timely for injury-ridden side's match at Southampton Fergie turns to Evans for defence Alex Ferguson hopes Jonny Evans can shore up Manchester United's leaky defence at Southampton today as injuries continue to dominate the early stages of his team's title challenge. Northern Ireland ...

  9. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

    The final report card- how the Premier League was won and lost

    Posted May 15th 2014, 09:30am by Nick Pulford

    ... almost cost them the title); failure to translate domestic form to Champions League. What they need to do now The squad as it stands would be good enough for a strong title defence but new ... the title 1. Leaky defence. Liverpool ranked only 12th for clean sheets and 25 of their 30 dropped points came when they conceded two or more goals, which happened 16 times (by contrast, City ...

  10. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

    I will make history with United, says new manager Van Gaal

    Posted May 20th 2014, 12:09am by AFP

    ... to rejuvenate a squad that looked sluggish last season, with major changes in defence anticipated after the long-established centre-back pairing of Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand both announced ...




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