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Graham Alexander ‘always confident’ as Motherwell left it late against Morton

Posted Sunday, January 23, 2022 by PA7 hits

Motherwell boss Graham Alexander insisted he had belief in his players after they came from behind to secure their place in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup.The Premiership outfit needed extra-time goals from Kevin van Veen and, in the last minute, Liam Donnelly to get the better of a gutsy Morton side.Alexander said: “It was a typical cup tie.“I thought we played well and created...Full Story »

Late Joachim Andersen own goal earns Brighton a point against Crystal Palace

Posted Saturday, January 15, 2022 by PA17 hits

Brighton overcame a missed a penalty and a disallowed goal to salvage a 1-1 draw with rivals Crystal Palace thanks to a late own goal from Joachim Andersen.Albion looked set to slip to a galling loss after Conor Gallagher’s seventh goal of the season gave Palace an undeserved second-half lead.But the Eagles were unable to snatch all three points in Sussex for the third successive season as...Full Story »

Trent Alexander-Arnold and Alisson Becker back for Liverpool against Arsenal

Posted Wednesday, January 12, 2022 by PA16 hits

Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold and goalkeeper Alisson Becker have returned to training after Covid absences and will rejoin the squad for the Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg at home to Arsenal.Midfielder Thiago Alcantara (hip) and striker Divock Origi (knee) remain absent, as do Africa Cup of Nations trio Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita.Left-back Andy Robertson has overcome ...Full Story »

Joachim Andersen should be fit for Palace’s clash with West Ham

Posted Friday, December 31, 2021 by PA54 hits

Crystal Palace are waiting on the results of routine PCR tests but are set to have Joachim Andersen fit for the visit of West Ham on New Year’s Day.The Danish defender was withdrawn late on during Tuesday’s win over Norwich but assistant Osian Roberts revealed the centre-back was fine having only recently returned from a hamstring injury.Wilfried Zaha is also expected to play after s...Full Story »

Graham Alexander loved seeing boyhood Motherwell fan Dean Cornelius make impact

Posted Sunday, December 19, 2021 by PA13 hits

Motherwell manager Graham Alexander felt the club’s ethos was underlined when boyhood fan Dean Cornelius netted his first goal in a 2-0 win over St Johnstone.The 20-year-old midfielder marked his first league start at Fir Park in style when he chested the ball down 20 yards out and volleyed into the corner.Alexander said: “He made his first start at Hibs and has still trained excepti...Full Story »

Manchester City 1 - 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers: Raheem Sterling’s landmark goal earns Manchester City victory over 10-man Wolves

Posted Saturday, December 11, 2021 by PA39 hits

Raheem Sterling scored his 100th Premier League goal as leaders Manchester City claimed a hard-fought win over 10-man Wolves at the Etihad Stadium. The England forward struck from a controversial penalty after 66 minutes to settle an ill-tempered contest that swung in the champions’ favour after Raul Jimenez was sent off for two quickfire bookings late in the first half. Jimenez was gi...Full Story »

Joel Ward and Joachim Andersen could return for Crystal Palace against Everton

Posted Saturday, December 11, 2021 by PA25 hits

Crystal Palace could be boosted by the return of Joel Ward and Joachim Andersen for the visit of Everton.Right-back Ward missed the 1-0 defeat at Manchester United last weekend due to a one-match suspension but is available for Sunday’s Premier League fixture at Selhurst Park.Andersen has been absent since November with a hamstring injury but returned to training this week. The Eagles do s...Full Story »

Will Nightingale and Cheye Alexander missing for AFC Wimbledon in Cheltenham tie

Posted Friday, December 03, 2021 by PA23 hits

AFC Wimbledon remain without Will Nightingale and Cheye Alexander for the FA Cup visit of Cheltenham.Nightingale is battling back from an ankle injury and hopes to be fit before Christmas.Fellow defender Alexander is still sidelined by the ankle problem he suffered at Sutton last month.Henry Lawrence is pushing for a start after two substitute appearances since recovering from illness.Charlie Ra...Full Story »

Graham Alexander hails match-winner Tony Watt and Motherwell ground staff

Posted Wednesday, December 01, 2021 by PA14 hits

Motherwell boss Graham Alexander praised match-winner Tony Watt and the Fir Park ground staff after their game against Dundee United survived a torrential downpour.Watt produced a sublime finish in the 12th minute, lofting a first-time strike over Benjamin Siegrist from the corner of the box to seal a thoroughly-deserved 1-0 win.United rarely threatened but there were some nervy moments after Ba...Full Story »

Graham Alexander to check on two Motherwell players ahead of Dundee United clash

Posted Tuesday, November 30, 2021 by PA31 hits

Motherwell boss Graham Alexander will assess a couple of players who could return for the cinch Premiership encounter with Dundee United.Midfielders Sean Goss, Mark O’Hara, Robbie Crawford and Liam Donnelly all missed the weekend defeat by Dundee.Centre-back Juhani Ojala was also missing through injury.United midfielders Jeando Fuchs and Dylan Levitt remain doubts after missing Saturday&rs...Full Story »

AFC Wimbledon to check on Cheye Alexander and Henry Lawrence before Crewe clash

Posted Tuesday, November 23, 2021 by PA19 hits

AFC Wimbledon will check on Cheye Alexander and Henry Lawrence ahead of their home game against Crewe.Alexander and Lawrence were both absent on Saturday as the Dons slipped to a late defeat at Portsmouth.Alexander was nursing the injury that forced him off during the loss at Sutton while Lawrence, back from England under-20 duty, was ill.George Marsh is fit again after recovering from a broken ...Full Story »

Graham Alexander’s pep talk with Connor Shields pays dividends against Hearts

Posted Sunday, November 21, 2021 by PA12 hits

Graham Alexander revealed a pep talk with Connor Shields paid off when the Motherwell attacker opened his Fir Park account in the well-deserved 2-0 home cinch Premiership win over 10-man HeartsThe 24-year-old attacker was signed from Queen of the South in the summer but after failing to pin down a regular spot a loan move was mooted.However, the Fir Park boss persuaded Shields to keep plugging a...Full Story »

Keshi Anderson strike earns Blackpool a point at Swansea

Posted Sunday, November 21, 2021 by PA6 hits

A late Keshi Anderson equaliser secured Blackpool a 1-1 Championship draw against Swansea in south Wales.This was an evenly-contested match for the most part with a first-half goal from Joel Piroe putting Swansea ahead, but a late effort from Anderson meant the Welsh club had to settle for a draw.Swansea had the first real chance of the game when Ethan Laird put Olivier Ntcham straight through o...Full Story »

Max Sanders edges Lincoln through against Bowers and Pitsea

Posted Sunday, November 07, 2021 by PA8 hits

Max Sanders spared Lincoln’s blushes as his second-half strike saw off battling part-timers Bowers and Pitsea 1-0 in the FA Cup first round.Sanders struck in the 66th minute to secure a place in round two for the League One side, who were given more than a scare by the Essex-based Isthmian League Premier Division side.The minnows had the better of the first half as they made their maiden a...Full Story »

Zander Clark earns managers’ praise after man-of-the-match show for St Johnstone

Posted Sunday, October 31, 2021 by PA8 hits

St Johnstone boss Callum Davidson heaped praise on Zander Clark after his man-of-the-match performance in a 1-0 cinch Premiership victory against Dundee United at Tannadice.The 29-year-old produced a string of outstanding saves to deny the home side after Ali Crawford scored what proved to be the only goal of the game in the first half.Clark missed out on a call-up to the last Scotland squad and...Full Story »

Keshi Anderson fires Blackpool to victory at Sheffield United

Posted Sunday, October 31, 2021 by PA10 hits

Keshi Anderson’s second-half goal earned Blackpool a 1-0 win at Sheffield United, although they were forced to withstand spells of pressure from the home side.Slavisa Jokanovic’s men created a number of good chances but were unable to find the net and were punished when Anderson struck the only goal of the game in the 76th minute.Jokanovic made one change to his starting line-up, wit...Full Story »

Nick Anderton nets winner as Bristol Rovers end Harrogate’s unbeaten home run

Posted Sunday, October 31, 2021 by PA6 hits

Bristol Rovers ended Harrogate’s long unbeaten run at home in League Two as Nick Anderton’s strike snatched a 1-0 win at the EnviroVent Stadium.Rovers boss Joey Barton came under fire last week over his “holocaust” comment, but proved his managerial nous as two of his substitutes combined to score the game’s only goal.After a scoreless first half and little in the w...Full Story »

Graham Alexander questions penalty decision as Livingston let two-goal lead slip

Posted Thursday, October 28, 2021 by PA12 hits

Motherwell boss Graham Alexander felt Bobby Madden’s controversial penalty call was one of the worst he had seen in his managerial career after St Mirren came from 2-0 down to salvage a point at Motherwell.Tony Watt scored a quickfire second-half brace to seemingly put Motherwell in control but Eamon Brophy scored two goals of his own to earn his side a share of the spoils in a 2-2 draw.Br...Full Story »

No new injury worries for Motherwell as Graham Alexander bids to end poor run

Posted Tuesday, October 26, 2021 by PA28 hits

Motherwell have no fresh injuries ahead of the visit of St Mirren.Graham Alexander could freshen his team up after three consecutive defeats.Midfielder Robbie Crawford remains out with an ankle injury.Buddies star attacker Jamie McGrath is out of St Mirren’s squad for the trip to Lanarkshire after injuring his hip against Rangers on Sunday.Midfielder Ethan Erhahon is unlikely to make the g...Full Story »

Graham Alexander: Rare for Motherwell to get a penalty against the big boys

Posted Sunday, October 17, 2021 by PA14 hits

Motherwell manager Graham Alexander claimed it seemed much easier to give penalties against his team than for them after being denied what he argued was a “blatant” spot-kick in a 2-0 defeat by Celtic.With Motherwell trailing to Jota’s opener and a stunning long-range strike from David Turnbull, the hosts appealed strongly for handball against Boli Bolingoli after substitute Ke...Full Story »

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