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Chelsea's title bid on hold, Everton overpower United LONDON: Chelsea will have to keep the champagne on ice for at least a week after their seemingly inevitable progress towards the Premier League title was checked by a goalless draw away to Arsenal on Sunday.Had they beaten their London rivals at the Emirates Stadium, Jose Mourinho's men would have travelled to Leicester City on Wednesday knowing that victory over the resurgent Foxes would have been enough to secure Chelsea's first English title since 2010.However, a win on Wednesday will set Chelsea up to take the Premier League trophy in front of their own fans should they also beat Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge next weekend. Sunday's fiery clash ended with Arsenal going level on points with second-placed Manchester City, with both clubs 10 points adrift of Chelsea, who like the Gunners have five league matches left to play this season.The way in which Chelsea captain John Terry celebrated the ...

Guardiola's first step towards Bayern treble BERLIN: Pep Guardiola has taken the first step towards winning the treble with Bayern Munich after he collected his fifth title with the Bavarians on Sunday and his 19th as a coach.Bayern are German league champions for the 25th time and, with four games left, captured a third-straight Bundesliga title after Moenchengladbach's win over Wolfsburg on Sunday meant they cannot be caught.Their 1-0 win at home to Hertha on Saturday was their 53rd win in ...

Drama as Sundowns, Ajax Cape Town reach final PRETORIA CENTRAL: A sensational goal and a stunning comeback took Mamelodi Sundowns and Ajax Cape Town to the South African FA Cup final.Mzikayise Mashaba unleashed an unstoppable long-range shot to give Sundowns a 1-0 victory over second-tier Vasco de Gama near Pretoria.And Ajax scored five minutes from time and again in stoppage time to stun SuperSport United 2-1 in the other semi-final in Cape Town.Eastern Cape city Port Elizabeth will host the May 16 final ...

Sevilla beat Rayo to move up to fourth    MADRID: Europa League holders Sevilla maintained their push for a return to the Champions League next season with a comfortable 2-0 win over Rayo Vallecano on Sunday.Unai Emery's men had edged out Zenit St Petersburg in a gruelling 90 minutes to make it back to the semi-finals of the Europa League with a 2-2 draw in Russia on Thursday.However, they showed little sign of fatigue in a commanding first 45 minutes and made the game ...

Kerber shocks Wozniacki in Stuttgart final STUTTGART: Germany's Angelique Kerber extended her winning streak to 11 matches with a three-sets win over Caroline Wozniacki to win the Stuttgart claycourt title on Sunday.Having knocked out three-time champion Maria Sharapova in the second round, Kerber recovered from losing the final's first set to earn a 3-6, 6-1, 7-5 victory over former world number one Wozniacki."I fought hard until the end and drained all my reserves of energy," beamed Bremen-born Kerber."I am mega-proud to ...

English Premier League result LONDON: Early English Premier League result on Sunday:Everton 3 (McCarthy 5, Stones 35, Mirallas 74) Manchester United 0Playing laterArsenal v Chelsea (1500 GMT)Played SaturdayBurnley 0 Leicester 1 (Vardy 60)Crystal Palace 0 Hull 2 (N'Doye 52, 90+2)Manchester City 3 (Aguero 3, Kolarov 66, Fernandinho 89) Aston Villa 2 (Cleverley 68, Sanchez 85)Newcastle 2 (Perez 20, De Jong 87) Swansea 3 (Oliveira 45+2, Sigurdsson 49, Cork 71)QPR 0 West Ham 0Southampton 2 (Pelle 29, 65) Tottenham 2 ...

Ferguson wants to see his United record broken LONDON: Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has insisted he wants another boss to surpass his astonishing record of silverware at Old Trafford.The Scot oversaw the arrival of 38 trophies in his 27 years in charge of United before retiring in 2013 and, having also won 11 more competitions during his preceding career in Scotland, Ferguson is the most successful manager in British football history.But Ferguson insisted he wanted to see his United record eclipsed, ...


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