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Megson delight as Trotters triumph

Posted Monday, October 12, 2009 by PA

Bolton manager Gary Megson could not hide his delight after watching his side come from a goal down to beat West Ham 3-1 after extra time in their Carling Cup third round tie at the Reebok Stadium.Wanderers trailed to Herita Ilunga's first Hammers goal on the hour but turned things around with Kevin Davies' header five minutes from the end of normal time and Gary Cahill's superb strike early int...Full Story »

Di Matteo slams Wilshere

Posted Monday, October 12, 2009 by PA

West Brom manager Roberto Di Matteo hit out at Arsenal teenager Jack Wilshere for his part in Jerome Thomas' sending-off as Arsene Wenger's young Gunners moved into the fourth round of the Carling Cup with a 2-0 win at the Emirates Stadium.Following a positive start against an Arsenal team whose average age was just over 20, the Coca-Cola Championship leaders were up against it when former Gunne...Full Story »

Moyes hails resilient Toffees

Posted Monday, October 12, 2009 by PA

Everton manager David Moyes praised his side after they chalked up their second successive victory in the Europa League.A goal from Tim Cahill 13 minutes from time saw them complete a 2-1 come-from-behind defeat of BATE Borisov in Belarus.Everton were up against it as they went into the match without 10 first team players and fell behind to a goal from Dmitri Likhtarovich in the first half.Howev...Full Story »

Hodgson baffled by UEFA decision

Posted Monday, October 12, 2009 by PA

Roy Hodgson rounded on UEFA after Fulham were forced to play their Europa League match against Basle without a replacement goalkeeper.Fulham failed in an attempt to have Pascal Zuberbuhler registered for the match at 24 hours notice after David Stockdale and the club's B-list keepers were injured.Hodgson is mystified by UEFA's decision which he believes has damaged the credibility of the competi...Full Story »

Mowbray: We did enough to win

Posted Monday, October 12, 2009 by PA

Celtic manager Tony Mowbray admitted to huge frustration after a 1-1 draw with Rapid Vienna kept his team bottom of Europa League Group C.Scott McDonald's 20th-minute equaliser got Celtic back on track after Stephen McManus's misplaced pass led to Nikica Jelavic's third-minute goal.But McDonald had a shot cleared off the line and both Shaun Maloney and Gary Caldwell missed great chances as Celti...Full Story »

Moyes unimpressed by extra assistants

Posted Monday, October 12, 2009 by PA

Everton manager David Moyes did not feel UEFA's experiment with goalline assistants did his side any favours despite a convincing 4-0 victory over AEK Athens in the Europa League at Goodison Park.Joseph Yobo and Sylvain Distin both scored from corners and Steven Pienaar fired in a long-range third in first half before Jo added a late goal after the interval.However, Everton's night was spoiled b...Full Story »

Hodgson happy with fringe selection

Posted Monday, October 12, 2009 by PA

Roy Hodgson claimed the 1-1 draw with CSKA Sofia has convinced him to continue resting his big names for Fulham's Europa League campaign.Diomansy Kamara struck in the 66th minute to secure a creditable share of the spoils after Michel Platini gave CSKA the lead at the Vasil Levski National Stadium.Only John Pantsil and Simon Davies of the side that played against the Bulgarian league leaders can...Full Story »

Mowbray won't blame heat for defeat

Posted Monday, October 12, 2009 by PA

Celtic manager Tony Mowbray will not use the heat and humidity of Israel as an excuse for their late defeat to Hapoel Tel Aviv in their Europa League Group C opener in the Bloomfield stadium.The Hoops looked to be cruising through the second half of the game after Georgios Samaras' 25th-minute strike had given them the interval lead.However, with 15 minutes remaining, and the Parkhead side wilti...Full Story »

Wenger happy not to shop

Posted Monday, October 12, 2009 by PA

Arsene Wenger maintained Tuesday night's Champions League win over Olympiacos showed just why Arsenal are not "desperate" for new signings.The Gunners' parent company this week announced healthy financial figures, with a record #35million profit and the board indicated there was plenty of money available for the manager should he wish to invest further in the squad when the transfer window opens...Full Story »

Smith slams ref after penalty pain

Posted Monday, October 12, 2009 by PA

Walter Smith launched a scathing attack on referee Jonas Eriksson, accusing him of "opting out" of awarding Rangers a crucial penalty in their Champions League game against Sevilla.The Ibrox boss insists Steven Naismith should have won a spot-kick late in the first half but the match official chose to ignore the claims in order to avoid showing Abdoulay Konko a red card.The incident proved to be...Full Story »

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