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Robins buzzing after beating the Bees

Posted Sunday, December 24, 2017 by PA

Goals from Kevin Dawson and Carl Winchester gave Cheltenham a deserved 2-0 win against Barnet.Dawson broke the deadlock in the 32nd minute with a finish from close range after latching onto the end of Mohamed Eisa's pass across the face of goal.The Robins doubled their in the 38th minute when Winchester weaved through the defence to score a solo goal.The visitors nearly took an early lead but A...Full Story »

Enzio Boldewijn at the double as Crawley upset Accrington

Posted Sunday, December 24, 2017 by PA

Two first-half goals from Enzio Boldewijn sealed a 3-2 win for struggling Crawley over high-flying Accrington.Harry Kewell's side raced into a three-goal lead inside 41 minutes and, while Stanley fought back, they have now slipped to three successive league losses.Crawley took the lead in the ninth minute when a cross from Lewis Young was turned into his own net by Jordan Clark.It was two a min...Full Story »

Rotherham come from behind to beat MK Dons

Posted Sunday, December 24, 2017 by PA

Rotherham boosted their League One play-off hopes after coming from behind to beat MK Dons 2-1.The Millers struck twice inside 10 first-half minutes to secure only their second win in 10 League One matches.Chuks Aneke got the visitors off to a flyer when he curled home a free-kick from 23 yards after nine minutes.But the Millers levelled after 20 minutes when Semi Ajayi beat a dithering Lee Nic...Full Story »

Sunderland and Birmingham play out draw

Posted Sunday, December 24, 2017 by PA

Championship basement boys Birmingham showed enough fight to earn a point with a 1-1 draw at relegation rivals Sunderland.Despite having to play with 10 men for the final 23 minutes when Sam Gallagher, who had put his side ahead with a 16th-minute opener and his fourth of the season, was sent off for a second caution, City held on.It was a frustrating afternoon for Sunderland who had hoped to b...Full Story »

Pablo Hernandez moves Leeds into play-off places as they beat Hull

Posted Sunday, December 24, 2017 by PA

In-form Leeds moved back into the Championship play-off places after securing a gritty 1-0 victory against Hull.Pablo Hernandez grabbed the decisive strike just before the half-hour mark - cashing in on a goalkeeping error - as Thomas Christiansen's men registered a hugely impressive fifth victory in seven matches.Hull's worries increased under new boss Nigel Adkins.Their recent boost was halte...Full Story »

Floyd Ayite and Sheyi Ojo on target as Fulham defeat Barnsley

Posted Sunday, December 24, 2017 by PA

Second-half goals from Floyd Ayite and Sheyi Ojo earned Fulham a 2-1 Sky Bet Championship win over struggling Barnsley.Ayite, recalled by home manager Slavisa Jokanovic following a hamstring injury, opened the scoring nine minutes into the second half at Craven Cottage.Tom Bradshaw equalised midway through the second period, but parity was only restored for four minutes before Ojo settled matte...Full Story »

David Nugent at the double as Derby see off Millwall

Posted Sunday, December 24, 2017 by PA

Derby underlined their promotion credentials with a fourth consecutive victory as David Nugent scored twice in a 3-0 win over Millwall at Pride Park.The game was decided midway through the first half when Nugent and Matej Vydra scored three times in the space of six minutes after Lee Gregory had missed a great chance to put Millwall ahead.Millwall had other chances in an open game but Derby kep...Full Story »

Newcastle edge five-goal thriller at West Ham

Posted Sunday, December 24, 2017 by PA

Newcastle halted their alarming slide and ended West Ham's recent revival by edging a five-goal thriller 3-2 at the London Stadium. Marko Arnautovic gave the Hammers, who had a spring in their step following recent wins over Chelsea and Stoke, a sixth-minute lead. But the wheels fell off spectacularly as Newcastle raced ahead through goals from forgotten midfielder Henri Saivet, Mohamed Diame...Full Story »

Ayew stunner earns point for Swansea and caretaker Britton

Posted Sunday, December 24, 2017 by PA

Leon Britton's first game as Swansea caretaker manager ended in a 1-1 home draw against Crystal Palace. Swansea had put club stalwart Britton in temporary charge after sacking Paul Clement on Wednesday, and there was a familiar feel about proceedings when Luka Milivojevic put Palace ahead on the hour. But substitute Jordan Ayew rescued a point 13 minutes from time with a thunderous 20-yard dri...Full Story »

Potters punish Baggies to ease pressure on boss Mark Hughes

Posted Sunday, December 24, 2017 by PA

The pressure on Stoke manager Mark Hughes eased a little following a 3-1 home victory against West Brom. Five defeats in the previous six Premier League matches had dragged Stoke towards the relegation battle, but Hughes said in the build-up to the game he did not feel defeat here would spell the end of his four and a half years in charge. Chairman Peter Coates, however, described Saturday's f...Full Story »

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