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Rooney's star display cools Blues' interest

Wayne Rooney might have played his way out of a transfer to Chelsea after a committed display in Manchester United's 0-0 draw with their rivals on Monday.

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England on track for World Cup after draw with Ukraine

Steven Gerrard.

Tom Williams England inched closer to qualifying for next year's World Cup after surviving a number of scares to record a potentially crucial 0-0 draw against Ukraine in Kiev on Tuesday.

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Lionel Messi hat-trick sweeps Ajax aside as Chelsea suffer shock loss

Lionel Messi.

Barnaby Chesterman Lionel Messi hit a hat-trick as Barcelona began their Champions League campaign with a 4-0 win over Ajax on Wednesday but Jose Mourinho's Chelsea suffered a shock home defeat.

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Corinthians defeat Chelsea to take Club World Cup title

Corinthians' goalkeeper Cassio and teammate Chicao (centre) scramble to stop a shot from Chelsea's Gary Cahill of Britain's Chelsea (second left).

Paolo Guerrero gets the only goal of final as Brazil team records second win in competition.

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Lampard double propels Chelsea up to third

Frank Lampard.

Tom Williams Frank Lampard provided a timely reminder of his value to Chelsea by scoring twice as his side reclaimed third place in the Premier League by coming from behind to win 2-1 at Everton on Sunday.

Benitez keeps lid on Chelsea's rising title challenge

Chelsea Spanish interim manager Rafael Benitez waits for kick-off before the start of the English Premier League football match between Everton and Chelsea at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England, on December 30, 2012.

Graham Chase LIVERPOOL: Interim coach Rafael Benitez says Chelsea have no thoughts about a title challenge despite closing on the Manchester clubs after a fourth straight victory.

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Last-gasp van Persie keeps Manchester United in FA Cup

Robin van Persie.

Tom Williams Substitute Robin van Persie netted a dramatic injury-time equaliser as Manchester United clung to life in the FA Cup third round by rescuing a 2-2 draw at West Ham United on Saturday.

Stoke's own goals give under-fire Benitez something to smile about

Chelsea's Frank Lampard (L) scores a penalty past Stoke City's Asmir Begovic during their English Premier League soccer match at the Britannia Stadium in Stoke-on-Trent, northern England, January 12, 2013.   REUTERS/Darren Staples   (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR

Oliver Brown CHELSEA are discovering that life on the road can be every bit as invigorating as Jack Kerouac suggested.

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United lead at top reduced as Dempsey strikes at the death

Tottenham Hotspur's Clint Dempsey celebrates his goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at White Hart Lane stadium in London, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Julian Guyer CLINT DEMPSEY'S equaliser in the final minute of stoppage-time denied Premier League leaders Manchester United victory as Tottenham Hotspur forced a 1-1 draw at a snowy White Hart Lane on Sunday.

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Chelsea star sent off for kicking ballboy

Eden Hazard

Chelsea's League Cup semi-final second leg at Swansea City on Wednesday featured an extraordinary incident that saw visiting midfielder Eden Hazard sent off after an altercation with a ballboy.

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Chelsea reputation takes a kicking

Chelsea's Eden Hazard is sent off for kicking a ball boy during their English League Cup semi-final second leg soccer match against Swansea at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea  January 23, 2013. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR

EDEN HAZARD has apologised after his extraordinary dismissal for kicking a ballboy during Chelsea's League Cup semi-final second leg at Swansea City.

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Man United extend lead as Arsenal fightback against Liverpool

Wayne Rooney.

London Wayne Rooney's double helped Manchester United restore their seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League as they came from behind to beat Southampton 2-1 at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

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Rooney lights United's way as Chelsea slump to defeat

Wayne Rooney.

Tom Williams Manchester United overcame a floodlight failure to win 1-0 at Fulham through a late Wayne Rooney goal on Saturday as Alex Ferguson's side went 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League.

England shock Brazil as Cup favourites fire

Frank Lampard

Dave James PARIS: World Cup favourites Spain, Argentina and Germany all enjoyed impressive wins in Wednesday's friendly matches as England shocked misfiring giants Brazil for their first win over the five-time...

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City crash leaves title hopes in tatters

Gareth Bale.

Steve Griffiths Manchester City's hopes of retaining their Premier League title were in tatters on Saturday as a shock 3-1 defeat at Southampton left manager Roberto Mancini to virtually concede the championship.

A reunion to relish as Ronaldo faces Ferguson

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson (R) Cristiano Ronaldo

It was a moment that Alex Ferguson and Cristiano Ronaldo will long cherish, a moment when manager and player seemed almost father and son.

Chelsea keep their heads and Benitez keeps his job

Chelsea's Frank Lampard

Jason Burt LONDON: They came to bury Caesar, not to praise him. Defeat - even a draw, which appeared likely at one stage of this nervy contest - could have spelt the end for Rafael Benitez as Chelsea's interim...

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Premier League big guns to the four in FA Cup

Sergio Aguero of Manchester City.

The FA Cup produced a flurry of goals rather than any shocks on Sunday as Chelsea, Manchester City and Wigan all scored four times to knock out lower-league opposition.

Heavyweights step up to inflict knockout blows

Aguero

London: The FA Cup produced a flurry of goals rather than any shocks on Sunday as Chelsea, Manchester City and Wigan all scored four times to knock out lower-league opposition.

Chelsea's chance to close gap in battle for second

Benitez

LONDON: Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez has warned Manchester City that his players have set their sights on climbing above the champions in the table.