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Given issues rallying call

Posted Sunday, February 28, 2010 by PA

Shay Given has urged his team-mates to take some responsibility themselves and not heap all Manchester City's hopes of a top-four place on the shoulders of manager Roberto Mancini. After two wins in eight games, culminating in the FA Cup exit at Stoke, Mancini's position was starting to come under increased scrutiny. The response was spectacular, as City romped to a 4-2 victory over Premier Leag...Full Story »

Potters unite behind Shawcross

Posted Sunday, February 28, 2010 by PA

Stoke have united in their support of Ryan Shawcross after the horror tackle which broke the leg of Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey last night. Shawcross was visibly distressed and left the field in tears after being sent off for a reckless challenge on Ramsey in the second half of Stoke's 3-1 Barclays Premier League defeat at the Britannia Stadium. Ramsey was rushed to hospital for emergency surgery in ...Full Story »

Spurs hang on to go fourth

Posted Sunday, February 28, 2010 by PA

Tottenham ensured this week's virus at the club did not derail their Champions League hopes as they held on for victory a 2-1 victory against Everton and reclaimed fourth spot in the Barclays Premier League.Roman Pavlyuchenko scored his sixth goal in four games when he netted the opener at White Hart Lane, then Luka Modric doubled the lead with a fine second against David Moyes' men.Harry Redkna...Full Story »

Spurs reclaim fourth spot

Posted Sunday, February 28, 2010 by PA

Tottenham ensured this week's virus at the club did not derail their Champions League hopes as they held on for a 2-1 victory against Everton and reclaimed fourth spot in the Barclays Premier League.Roman Pavlyuchenko scored his sixth goal in four games when he netted the opener at White Hart Lane, then Luka Modric doubled the lead with a fine second against David Moyes' men.Harry Redknapp's si...Full Story »

Edu breaks Celtic hearts

Posted Sunday, February 28, 2010 by PA

Maurice Edu's last-gasp strike secured a 1-0 win against Celtic at Ibrox took Rangers a giant step closer to the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.Celtic skipper Scott Brown was shown a straight red card by referee Dougie McDonald in the 65th minute after wrestling with Kyle Lafferty, who escaped unpunished.But in the dying seconds Edu, on for Lee McCulloch, slammed the ball in from close range to ...Full Story »

Adebayor: I didn't want to leave Gunners

Posted Sunday, February 28, 2010 by PA

Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor knows his return to the Emirates will be "hell" but claims he never wanted to leave Arsenal.Adebayor, who spent three-and-a-half years in North London before a summer move to Eastlands, caused controversy when he faced his former team for the first time in September, running the entire length of the pitch to celebrate a goal in front of the Arsenal fans....Full Story »

O'Neill rules out succeeding Ferguson

Posted Sunday, February 28, 2010 by PA

Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill has ruled out taking over as manager of Manchester United, when Sir Alex Ferguson retires.Jose Mourinho is currently favourite to replace the 68-year-old Scot when he stands down at Old Trafford - but many believe O'Neill would be a good choice for United. However the Northern Irishman claims the idea of taking over as manager of the Barclays Premier League champi...Full Story »

Andronikou reveals debt expectation

Posted Sunday, February 28, 2010 by PA

The administrator in charge of Portsmouth expects the club's debt to total £78million. But Andrew Andronikou has been led to believe there is still a chance of the financially stricken club avoiding a nine-point penalty. "The debt is going to be slightly more than £70million," Andronikou told Sportsweek on BBC Radio Five Live. "We will know more towards the end of the week. There are lots of con...Full Story »

Gunners confirm Ramsey leg break

Posted Sunday, February 28, 2010 by PA

Arsenal have confirmed midfielder Aaron Ramsey will miss the rest of the season after suffering fractures to the tibia and fibula of his right leg. The 19-year-old midfielder was injured in a horror tackle from Stoke midfielder Ryan Shawcross in yesterday's 3-1 Barclays Premier League victory at the Britannia Stadium. The Wales midfielder underwent surgery last night but it is still to early spe...Full Story »

Wenger fury after Ramsey injury

Posted Sunday, February 28, 2010 by PA

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger vented his fury after his side's 3-1 victory at Stoke was overshadowed by a horrific injury to Aaron Ramsey. The 19-year-old Wales midfielder was taken to hospital with a badly broken leg after a red-carded tackle from new England squad member Ryan Shawcross. The injury had echoes of previous bad injuries suffered by fellow Gunners players Eduardo and Abou Diaby in ...Full Story »

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