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Scunthorpe climb out of relegation zone after Sutton’s winner

Posted Sunday, January 06, 2019 by PA

Scunthorpe struck twice in seven second-half minutes to secure a 2-1 victory over Coventry City and climb out of the League One relegation zone. James Perch netted the opener from the edge of the box in the 67th minute, with midfielder Levi Sutton curling in a second not long after.Though Conor Chaplin made the most of a lapse at the back to get Coventry back in the game with 12 minutes to play,...Full Story »

McCord puts leaders Arbroath back on track with Brechin win

Posted Sunday, January 06, 2019 by PA

Ryan McCord came off the bench to grab the decider for Arbroath and get them back to winning ways with a 1-0 triumph over Brechin at Gayfield Park.The Red Lichties have been in imperious form so far this season, winning 14 of their first 18 matches, but after dropping points against Montrose and Raith Rovers in recent weeks they returned to form despite a scrappy win.It was McCord, a second-half...Full Story »

Swans sail past Villa and into FA Cup fourth round

Posted Sunday, January 06, 2019 by PA

Swansea booked their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 3-0 win over Aston Villa at Villa Park.Courtney Baker-Richardson opened the scoring in the second minute for the Swans, with Nathan Dyer and Jay Fulton sealing their success with two second-half strikes.It was a miserable game for Villa who are now without a home win in their last five games.It is also the third successive ...Full Story »

Burnley boss Dyche hopes VAR-y slow system will speed up

Posted Sunday, January 06, 2019 by PA

Burnley boss Sean Dyche was frustrated with the speed of VAR after his side beat Barnsley 1-0 at Turf Moor in the FA Cup third round.Substitute Chris Wood scored the winner with a stoppage-time penalty, the second time in the contest the Premier League hosts had been awarded a spot-kick by referee Simon Hooper.The first came in the first half following a foul by Dimitri Cavare on Matej Vydra, wh...Full Story »

Gary Rowett relieved to see substitutions make impact for Stoke

Posted Sunday, January 06, 2019 by PA

Gary Rowett ‘s triple substitution paid off as Peter Crouch’s equaliser kept Stoke in the FA Cup after a 1-1 draw at Shrewsbury.Crouch was introduced from the bench along with Tyrese Campbell and Mame Diouf as Stoke left it late to cancel out Ollie Norburn’s penalty which had given League One Shrewsbury the lead on the stroke of half time.Crouch forced a replay 12 minutes from ...Full Story »

Hatters boss Jones proud of performance against Championship’s Sheffield Wednesaday

Posted Sunday, January 06, 2019 by PA

Luton manager Nathan Jones was proud of his players after a goalless draw against Sheffield Wednesday earned his side a place in the FA Cup fourth round draw for the first time since 2013.A resolute defensive performance, from a side who are 13 games unbeaten in League One, highlighted the capabilities of the visitors and also left questions to be asked of a lacklustre Wednesday strike-force.Dan...Full Story »

Arnautovic angry at being substituted during West Ham cup win – Pellegrini

Posted Saturday, January 05, 2019 by PA

Manuel Pellegrini admitted Marko Arnautovic was “angry” at being substituted during West Ham’s 2-0 FA Cup win over Birmingham.Arnautovic opened the scoring after just two minutes but looked stunned to be taken off by Pellegrini in the 20th minute.Hammers boss Pellegrini said the Austria forward had indicated that he had hurt his back and was replaced as a precaution.Yet in biza...Full Story »

Moore hails Sako as West Brom down Wigan

Posted Saturday, January 05, 2019 by PA

Darren Moore was delighted for Bakary Sako after the Mali international scored his first goal for the club in the 1-0 win over Wigan in the FA Cup third round.Sako headed the winner after half an hour of the tie at the Hawthorns and could have had a second goal after the break only to see his shot saved before his follow-up was cleared off the line.Moore made nine changes for the cup tie, with S...Full Story »

Solanke’s Bournemouth debut may not be before February due to hamstring problem

Posted Saturday, January 05, 2019 by PA

New Bournemouth recruit Dominic Solanke could be sidelined until February with a hamstring injury.The Cherries signed England striker Solanke from Liverpool for £19million on Friday, but did so fully aware he would be out of action until next month.Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe insisted there was no risk in drafting in the 21-year-old despite him carrying an existing injury issue.“D...Full Story »

Wood spot on as Burnley make Barnsley pay the penalty

Posted Saturday, January 05, 2019 by PA

Substitute Chris Wood’s stoppage-time penalty sent Burnley through to the fourth round of the FA Cup as they beat Barnsley 1-0 at Turf Moor.Wood converted from 12 yards after Matej Vydra was brought down in the area by Liam Lindsay.It was the second time in the match the Premier League hosts had been awarded a spot-kick by referee Simon Hooper, with the first coming in the first half follo...Full Story »

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