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Steven Gerrard baffled by Alfredo Morelos reaction to subbing in Rangers win

Posted Sunday, November 22, 2020 by PA12 hits

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard savoured some “incredible” football in a 4-0 win over Aberdeen and was flummoxed as to why Alfredo Morelos did not share his joy.The Colombia international threw his gloves off in frustration after being replaced by Jermain Defoe midway through the second half as Rangers moved 11 points clear in the Scottish Premiership.Goals from Ryan Kent, Kemar Roofe...Full Story »

Jon Obika sends St Mirren into the Betfred Cup last 16

Posted Sunday, November 15, 2020 by PA6 hits

Jon Obika’s late goal earned 10-man St Mirren a 1-0 victory over Queen’s Park and a place in the Betfred Cup last 16.Livingston and Dunfermline joined Group A winners Hearts among the second-round seeds while St Johnstone and Ross County also topped their groups following victories.Ayr also progressed as group winners thanks to a penalty shoot-out success over Stranraer.Dundee United...Full Story »

Pressure increases on Brian Rice as Stranraer dump Hamilton out of Betfred Cup

Posted Thursday, November 12, 2020 by PA11 hits

Stranraer forward Darryl Duffy piled the pressure on Hamilton head coach Brian Rice by consigning Accies to an early Betfred Cup exit.Duffy’s 81st-minute header secured a 2-1 victory for the hosts at Stair Park and added to Rice’s misery following his side’s 8-0 defeat by Rangers on Sunday.Rice had been confronted by a number of angry fans when he and his squad returned from Ib...Full Story »

Dundee United beat St Johnstone in shoot-out to keep Betfred Cup hopes alive

Posted Wednesday, November 11, 2020 by PA9 hits

Dundee United recorded their fourth goalless draw in five matches before keeping slim hopes of Betfred Cup progress alive with a penalty shoot-out win over St Johnstone.Deniz Mehmet pulled off two penalty saves to earn United a 4-3 shoot-out victory at McDiarmid Park.The bonus point saw United finish on eight points, and they currently sit top of Group C on goal difference ahead of Peterhead, wh...Full Story »

Olly Lee at the double as Hearts book place in Betfred Cup second round

Posted Wednesday, November 11, 2020 by PA13 hits

Olly Lee scored twice in the first three minutes as Hearts booked their place among the seeded teams in the Betfred Cup second round with a 3-2 win at East Fife.Andy Irving was also on target with a thundering strike as the Scottish Cup finalists continued their perfect start to the season.Jack Hamilton and Ryan Wallace pulled goals back for the hosts who came close to a late equaliser.But Heart...Full Story »

Livingston remain perfect in Betfred Cup after breezing past Stenhousemuir

Posted Wednesday, November 11, 2020 by PA10 hits

Livingston cruised to a comfortable 4-0 Betfred Cup group-stage win over Stenhousemuir to move to within touching distance of the knock-out rounds.Gary Holt’s charges made it three wins from three in the group as an early Alan Forrest double and a first-half strike from Matej Poplatnik ensured there would be no cup shock at Ochilview.After the interval, substitute Aaron Taylor-Sinclair rou...Full Story »

Alfredo Morelos makes history but Rangers denied victory at Benfica

Posted Friday, November 06, 2020 by PA18 hits

Alfredo Morelos wrote his name into the Rangers record books but his 22nd European goal was not enough to daze 10-man Benfica after a 3-3 draw at the Estadio da Luz.The Colombian was celebrating as he put Steven Gerrard’s team 3-1 up in Lisbon, moving him past the club benchmark previously set by Ibrox great Ally McCoist.But Gers switched off in the final 13 minutes and paid the price as R...Full Story »

Freddie Woodman and Yan Dhanda back as Swansea host Huddersfield

Posted Thursday, October 15, 2020 by PA21 hits

Swansea have goalkeeper Freddie Woodman and midfielder Yan Dhanda available for the visit of Huddersfield.The pair missed the victory over Millwall two weeks ago through illness, but they trained throughout the international break and Woodman will replace Steven Benda in goal.George Byers has recovered from an ankle injury which has ruled him out so far this season, but the midfielder will not b...Full Story »

Fredrik Jensen scores again as Finland beat the Republic of Ireland

Posted Thursday, October 15, 2020 by PA22 hits

Fredrik Jensen returned to haunt the Republic of Ireland as he fired Finland to Nations League victory in Helsinki.The Augsburg striker, who scored the only goal in a 1-0 win in Dublin last month, repeated the dose with a 66th-minute strike following an error by keeper Darren Randolph in front of a crowd of around 8,000 at the Olympic Stadium to complete a miserable October for Stephen Kenny&rsq...Full Story »

Craig Wighton hat-trick keeps Hearts rolling in Betfred Cup

Posted Wednesday, October 14, 2020 by PA21 hits

Craig Wighton scored a hat-trick as Hearts beat Raith Rovers 3-1 to make it three wins from three in the Betfred Cup.Wighton netted penalties at either end of the first half and scored an excellent late solo effort after Manny Duku had brought Rovers back into the game.Kyle Benedictus was extremely harshly penalised for handball in the second minute to allow Wighton to net, the ball appearing to...Full Story »

Micky Mellon frustrated after Dundee United’s Betfred Cup defeat to Peterhead

Posted Sunday, October 11, 2020 by PA22 hits

Micky Mellon claimed a number of players failed to show the desire needed to prove themselves at Dundee United after his side suffered a 1-0 home defeat by Peterhead.Steven Boyd’s well-taken second-half goal gave the League One outfit a deserved win at Tannadice in the Betfred Cup.Mellon picked a strong team with the likes of Cammy Smith and Paul McMullan starting and Liam Smith back follo...Full Story »

Steven Boyd inspires Peterhead to shock Betfred Cup win over Dundee United

Posted Sunday, October 11, 2020 by PA22 hits

Dundee United suffered a shock Betfred Cup defeat as Jim McInally led Peterhead to a 1-0 Tannadice triumph against his former club.McInally, a key member of United’s UEFA Cup final team, saw his side take three points back north thanks to Steven Boyd’s well-taken second-half goal.United could have no complaints as Peterhead seized the initiative after a quiet first half.Chances were ...Full Story »

Hamilton secure much needed Betfred Cup win over Ayr

Posted Sunday, October 11, 2020 by PA13 hits

Hamilton kick-started their Betfred Cup campaign with a 2-1 win over Ayr United.Having lost their opening group game to League Two Annan Athletic on Tuesday, Hamilton had no margin for error as they had to win to keep their hopes of progressing alive.And they secured three points with first-half goals from birthday boy Marios Ogkmpoe, who turned 26, and Charlie Trafford.There was a nervous endin...Full Story »

Dundee United ease to Betfred Cup win at Brechin

Posted Thursday, October 08, 2020 by PA24 hits

Nicky Clark and Cammy Smith both hit doubles as Dundee United secured a 6-2 Betfred Cup win at Brechin.Further goals from Ian Harkes and Calum Butcher either side of the interval had United on easy street but the home side quickly pulled two goals back through Kieran Inglis and Rory Currie.Smith netted on the hour mark to give United a cushion and the three points were well on their way back to ...Full Story »

Annan make it hat-trick of victories over Hamilton with Betfred Cup success

Posted Wednesday, October 07, 2020 by PA28 hits

Annan Athletic made it a hat-trick of cup successes over Hamilton with a 3-1 win in their Betfred Cup group opener.League Two outfit Annan had defeated Hamilton on their previous two visits to Galabank, in the Scottish Cup in 2016 and the Betfred Cup two years later.And they produced another cup shock against their Premiership opponents following three goals in 11 first-half minutes through capt...Full Story »

Fredrik Jensen strike sinks Republic of Ireland in Dublin

Posted Monday, September 07, 2020 by PA29 hits

Substitute Fredrik Jensen ruined Stephen Kenny’s big night as he came off the bench to fire Finland to Nations League victory over the Republic of Ireland.Jensen had been on the pitch for just 18 seconds when he fired the Finns ahead somewhat against the run of play to ensure the manager’s first home game ended in a 1-0 defeat at an empty Aviva Stadium.After a pedestrian first half, ...Full Story »

Freddie Sears double helps Ipswich claim comfortable cup win

Posted Sunday, September 06, 2020 by PA16 hits

Freddie Sears’ brace helped Ipswich progress into the next round of the Carabao Cup with a comfortable 3-0 victory against Bristol Rovers at Portman Road.A goal just before half-time from captain Luke Chambers was sandwiched between Sears’ well-taken double.The Tractor Boys went ahead in the 29th minute when Toto Nsiala’s excellent pass released Aaron Drinan on the right, and t...Full Story »

Alfredo Morelos restricted to the bench as Rangers coast past 10-man Hamilton

Posted Sunday, August 30, 2020 by PA27 hits

Rangers again proved they can cope without Alfredo Morelos as they eased to a 2-0 win over 10-man Hamilton at the Foys Stadium.The Colombian was back in Steven Gerrard’s squad for the trip to Lanarkshire after being dropped for last week’s Kilmarnock victory.But despite redoubling his efforts in training after having his focus his questioned by Steven Gerrard, the Lille target was le...Full Story »

Steven Gerrard: Alfredo Morelos made it easy for me to drop him

Posted Sunday, August 23, 2020 by PA30 hits

Steven Gerrard admits he was left with an easy decision to drop Alfredo Morelos for the win over Kilmarnock after insisting he only wants to work with players focused on Rangers.The Colombian was missing entirely as Gers moved clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership with a 2-0 win over Alex Dyer’s men at Ibrox.The striker reportedly asked to be left out of the squad amid continuing sp...Full Story »

Steven Gerrard full of praise for Alfredo Morelos after inspirational pep talk

Posted Monday, August 10, 2020 by PA41 hits

Steven Gerrard hailed Alfredo Morelos after revealing a pre-match pep talk sparked the Rangers striker back into life.Morelos grabbed his first league goals of 2020 with a double in Rangers’ 3-0 win over St Mirren.It was a much livelier display from the Colombian against the Buddies than he managed during Thursday’s Europa League defeat to Bayer Leverkusen.The 23-year-old laboured th...Full Story »

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