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HindustanTimes Sun,20 Apr 2014

Football

EPL: Chelsea's title hopes hit by Sunderland defeat

It was Jose Mourinho's first league defeat at Stamford Bridge in 78 matches, with the winner coming from a cooly converted penalty by former Chelsea player Fabio Borini, who is on loan at Sunderland from the Merseyside club.

Mourinho mocks referees after first home league loss

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho angrily mocked the match officials after suffering his first home defeat in the Premier League in a 2-1 loss to Sunderland on Saturday.

Chelsea ready for make-or-break stretch

Chelsea assistant manager Steve Holland believes there are plenty of curve balls to come in the Premier League title race and bottom side Sunderland could provide one of those when they travel to Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Brazil players push for reforms

Brazil’s old guard may hold sway with 73-year-old Marco Polo del Nero confirmed as the man to succeed octagenarian Jose Maria Marin as head of the Brazilian football Confederation.

Chelsea confident of new Terry deal

Chelsea are confident John Terry will 'amicably' agree a new contract in the near future, assistant coach Steve Holland said on Friday. The former England centre-back has reportedly been offered a new contract but on half his current salary.

Everton game not about me, says United manager Moyes

Manchester United manager David Moyes played down the significance of returning to his former club for the first time in Sunday's Premier League match against Everton.

Iran teaches Germany a lesson in football's RoboCup

Whether it is 11 players on a pitch or four football playing robots, Germans often win – but it was Iran who triumphed in the RoboCup in Tehran at the weekend.

Barca facing first trophyless season in six years

Barcelona's painful reverse to arch rivals Real Madrid in Wednesday's King's Cup final brings to an end a hellish week and leaves them facing their first season without major silverware in six years.

Real fans jam streets to celebrate Copa del Rey win

Thousands of fans took to the streets of Madrid on Thursday, setting off fireworks and waving flags, to celebrate Real Madrid's 2-1 win over arch rivals Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final.

Bale stunner gives Real Madrid King's Cup win over Barcelona

Bale sped down the left wing into the penalty area in the 85th minute at Valencia's Mestalla stadium and slipped the ball superbly between the legs of Barca goalkeeper Jose Manuel Pinto.

Manchester City run aground, Palace rock Everton

Liverpool's position atop the Premier League table was strengthened on Wednesday when title rivals Manchester City were held to a 2-2 draw at home to bottom club Sunderland.

Smart Podolski double helps Arsenal regain top 4 spot

Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski struck twice in a 3-1 win over West Ham United on Tuesday to take them back into the Premier League top four as they maintained their bid for a Champions League place.

With Reds on song, Manchester City look to play catch up

Manchester City know they must keep themselves in a position to pounce if Premier League title favourites Liverpool slip up when they play the first of their two games in hand against bottom club Sunderland on Wednesday night.

Copa del Rey: Hurt Barcelona seek Cup solace

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta believes his side can put their troubles on and off the field behind them by beating Real Madrid to win the Copa del Rey on Wednesday.

Injuries mar Barca, Real Copa del Rey final preparations

Barcelona and Real Madrid face off for the first major title of the Spanish season in the Copa del Rey final at the Mestalla in Valencia on Wednesday.
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