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Short Soccer, March 14, 2013

Championship leaders Cardiff left it deep into injury time to snatch a point in a 1-1 home draw with Leicester. Rudy Gestede headed a dramatic equaliser, two minutes into stoppage time, as the late-goal specialists spared their blushes to stay four points clear of Hull.

Thursday, 14 March, 2013, 4:27am

Title hope almost over for City slackers, says Mancini

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has conceded that his side may have surrendered their Premier League title in Saturday’s embarrassing 3-1 defeat to Southampton.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Living large at Old Trafford a rare yet pensive enjoyment

Fabulous three-course banquet at United's home couldn't stop thoughts from turning to the disquieting state of the beautiful game.

2 Feb 2013 - 4:01am

Oh, we fickle fans of short memories

There was time when we fans used to chant in protest against a lousy manager and demand his sacking. If the poor results continued and the team nose-dived, the board gave the impression of listening and duly gave the underperforming coach the boot. That was the simple past and we all knew where we stood.

26 Jan 2013 - 4:29am

Sports Digest, January 19, 2013

Tiger Woods missed the cut at the Abu Dhabi Championship yesterday after being penalised two shots for wrongly thinking he had a free drop after his golf ball became entangled in weeds.

19 Jan 2013 - 3:22am

Rafael Benitez rues Chelsea's defensive frailty

Rafael Benitez says Chelsea's defensive problems are the reason for their failure to beat struggling Southampton and admits skipper John Terry remains a major doubt for the weekend clash with Arsenal.

18 Jan 2013 - 4:27am

Benitez inists Ba, Torres can perform double act

Rafael Benitez sees no reason why strikers Demba Ba and Fernando Torres cannot play together after Ba scored two goals on his debut as Chelsea crushed Southampton 5-1 in the FA Cup.

With Torres watching on from the bench at St Mary's, Senegal international Ba took just 35 minutes to score his first Chelsea goal - a feat that took the Spaniard 14 games and two and a half months.

7 Jan 2013 - 3:10am

Chelsea strolls closer to Cup as debuting Ba scores twice

Chelsea striker Demba Ba made an instant impact with two goals on his debut as the FA Cup holders romped to an emphatic 5-1 victory at Southampton in the third round on Saturday.

6 Jan 2013 - 12:05pm

Arsene Wenger angry at Gunners draw with Southampton

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger expressed frustration with his side's inconsistency and criticised their mental sharpness after they needed an own goal to snatch a draw from Southampton only three days after beating Newcastle United 7-3.

But he confirmed that his search for a remedy would not include bringing back the club's former striker, Thierry Henry, for a second comeback season.

3 Jan 2013 - 3:27am

Axe poised to fall on Saints' Adkins

Who would want to be Southampton manager Nigel Adkins this weekend? Down on the south coast of England and ahead of a must-win game against Swansea today, the boss of the EPL basement club is, to coin a term (and borrow heavily from the 1995 Sean Penn Hollywood hit Dead Man Walking), a sacked manager working.

10 Nov 2012 - 3:09am