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Stoke boss Michael O’Neill wants side to be more clinical after Preston win

Posted Sunday, September 27, 2020 by PA6 hits

Stoke boss Michael O’Neill promised there is much more to come from his side after they secured their first win of the Championship season with a 1-0 victory at 10-man Preston.Lee Gregory’s first-half goal was enough to separate the sides but Stoke struggled to put Preston to bed despite the hosts losing Tom Barkhuizen to a red card after 22 minutes.The Potters have scored just once ...Full Story »

Russell Martin criticises MK Dons for ‘worst performance of the season’ at Crewe

Posted Sunday, September 27, 2020 by PA0 hits

Russell Martin blasted MK Dons “worst performance of the season” after they slipped to a 2-0 defeat at Crewe.Martin admitted his side were outdone physically by their Cheshire hosts and “got what they deserved” as they remain without a win from their three opening games.Summer signing Mikael Mandron set the Railwaymen on their way with a fine header, before Oli Finney add...Full Story »

Michael O’Neill praises Tyrese Campbell as striker fires Stoke into next round

Posted Thursday, September 24, 2020 by PA6 hits

Stoke boss Michael O’Neill called for his side to be more clinical in front of goal despite booking a place in the last 16 of the Carabao Cup.Tyrese Campbell’s 37th-minute strike proved the difference as the Championship outfit edged a scrappy affair 1-0 against League One visitors Gillingham.But the hosts had other chances to put the contest out of reach and did not take them.&ldquo...Full Story »

Emiliano Martinez set for Aston Villa debut against Sheffield United

Posted Saturday, September 19, 2020 by PA44 hits

Emiliano Martinez is expected to make his Aston Villa debut against Sheffield United on Monday.The goalkeeper joined from Arsenal for £20million this week with Tom Heaton not due to make his comeback from a knee injury for at least another month.Wesley remains out with the serious knee injury he suffered at the start of the year. Summer buys Matty Cash and Ollie Watkins are in line for the...Full Story »

Chris Martin scores first Bristol City goal in victory over Northampton

Posted Thursday, September 17, 2020 by PA12 hits

Chris Martin netted his first Bristol City goal in a 4-0 Carabao Cup second-round win over Northampton at Ashton Gate.The former Derby striker headed the Championship side ahead after 43 minutes after Antoine Semenyo had nodded a Niclas Eliasson cross from the left back across goal.Semenyo was also instrumental in Bristol’s second goal after 48 minutes, some neat footwork and a well-timed ...Full Story »

'I'M SO GRATEFUL' Emi Martinez confirms he’s leaving Arsenal with goodbye message ahead of £20m Aston Villa transfer

Posted Wednesday, September 16, 2020 by hits

The FA Cup final hero keeper "could not be happier to leave through the front door" with his head held high as the Gunners' longest-serving player. Tearful Emiliano Martinez was as much an FA Cup final hero for Arsenal as two-goal Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Credit: Getty Images - Getty Argentinian Martinez has completed a medical and agreed a four-year Villa deal worth around £60,000 a wee...Full Story »

Michael O’Neill adamant Stoke should have had late penalty at Millwall

Posted Sunday, September 13, 2020 by PA14 hits

Michael O’Neill hit out at referee Jeremy Simpson after he waved away a late penalty claim in Stoke’s 0-0 draw at Millwall.Substitute Jacob Brown went down under Shaun Hutchinson’s challenge but Simpson instead pointed the other way and booked Brown for diving.It would have given Stoke a golden chance to win a dull contest, which featured just five shots on target.The Potters h...Full Story »

Russell Martin felt MK Dons’ late equaliser was least they deserved

Posted Sunday, September 13, 2020 by PA11 hits

MK Dons boss Russell Martin admitted he would have been furious had his side not earned something from their trip to Doncaster.The visitors dominated large swathes of the game but found themselves a goal down when Madger Gomes put Doncaster ahead early in the second half.It looked as though Milton Keynes would leave empty handed until Baily Cargill’s calm finish two minutes from time earne...Full Story »

Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Barcelona move for Martinez shut down

Posted Tuesday, September 08, 2020 by Goal.com97 hits

Aston Villa eyeing Liverpool youngster Brewster Aston Villa are ready to buy Rhian Brewster from Liverpool, according to The Sun. The Birmingham side are seeking more firepower next season and are ready to splash £20 million ($26m) on the England Under-21 man. Inter confident of completing Vidal move Inter are bullish about their prospects of signing Arturo Vidal from Barcelona, Sky Spo...Full Story »

Barcelona prepare final offer to land Lautaro Martinez from Inter

Posted Monday, September 07, 2020 by Goal.com58 hits

Barcelona are preparing a final offer for Lautaro Martinez, Goal can confirm, with the beleaguered Blaugrana ready to test Inter's resolve as they prepare for life without Luis Suarez at the head of their attack. New boss Ronald Koeman recently made it clear to the Uruguayan, despite him being close friends with wantaway Lionel Messi, that he would no longer be a key player for the Catalans a...Full Story »

Stoke boss Michael O’Neill praises goalkeeper Adam Davies’ growing confidence

Posted Sunday, August 30, 2020 by PA15 hits

Michael O’Neill hailed the growing confidence of goalkeeper Adam Davies after Stoke beat Blackpool 5-4 on penalties in the first round of the Carabao Cup.Davies saved spot-kicks from Oliver Sarkic and Keshi Anderson to take the shoot-out into sudden death after the game had ended goalless in 90 minutes.Bruno Martins Indi and James Husband made no mistake to make it 4-4 before Tashan Oakley...Full Story »

Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Man City set to swoop for Inter striker Martinez

Posted Saturday, August 22, 2020 by Goal.com101 hits

Everton and Atalanta joined by Inter in fight for Florenzi Alessandro Florenzi is wanted by Everton and Atalanta, according to, while Inter are the latest side to register an interest. The 29-year-old right-back spent part of last season on loan at Valencia from Roma and is set to move on again this summer. Milan set to move for Spurs star Aurier AC Milan are ready to targe...Full Story »

Jack Ross reveals Hibs match-winner Martin Boyle predicted goalscoring start

Posted Sunday, August 02, 2020 by PA24 hits

Hibernian head coach Jack Ross has revealed that match-winner Martin Boyle promised to hit the ground running against Kilmarnock.The Australia international turned in a man-of-match showing at Easter Road, opening the scoring after debutant goalkeeper Jake Eastwood inexplicably raced off his line in a bid to win a foot-race with one of the SPFL’s fastest forwards.Boyle doubled up with a cl...Full Story »

Martin Boyle brace boosts Hibernian to victory as Jake Eastwood flaps on debut

Posted Saturday, August 01, 2020 by PA28 hits

Martin Boyle inspired Hibernian to a 2-1 triumph over Kilmarnock at Easter Road as visiting goalkeeper Jake Eastwood endured a nightmare debut.The Australia international bagged a brace in an entertaining curtain-raiser in the capital, with his opener aided by Eastwood’s error of judgement.Boyle rippled the net again prior to the break before a Chris Burke wonder goal gave Alex Dyer’...Full Story »

Lucas Martinez Quarta responds when asked about possible exit, Bielsa allegedly wants him

Posted Tuesday, July 21, 2020 by hitc.com53 hits

River Plate defender Lucas Martinez Quarta has told TyC Sports in Argentina that he has no idea whether he will be moving on or not. The 24-year-old has emerged as one of the top talents in Argentinian football having come up through the River ranks. Martinez Quarta has now racked up more than 100 appearances for River, bagging nine goals along the way whilst also recording two Argentina caps....Full Story »

Michael O’Neill won’t be satisfied until Stoke secure survival

Posted Thursday, July 16, 2020 by PA23 hits

Stoke manager Michael O’Neill refused to get carried away by the point which almost guarantees the Potters’ place in the Sky Bet Championship next season.A 1-1 draw at Bristol City – in which Danny Batth’s second-half header cancelled out Filip Benkovic’s stunning strike – eased Stoke five points clear of the bottom three with two games remaining.“It goe...Full Story »

Barcelona president ‘doubts PSG will put Neymar on market’ but confirms transfer talks with Inter for Lautaro Martinez

Posted Tuesday, July 14, 2020 by hits

BARCELONA president Josep Bartomeu has thrown cold water over speculation of Neymar moving to the Nou Camp but confirmed transfer talks with Lautaro Matinez. PSG broke the bank by splashing out £198m to land Neymar in 2017 but the Brazilian ace has rejected attempts to extend his deal, which expires in 2022. It is unlikely that PSG will put Neymar on the market this summer, according to ...Full Story »

Michael O’Neill does not believe Stoke are safe from relegation yet

Posted Sunday, July 12, 2020 by PA21 hits

Stoke boss Michael O’Neill insists his side are not safe yet despite their 2-0 win over Birmingham.Danny Batth bundled home from close range to give the Potters a 12th-minute lead.Sam Clucas doubled the advantage on the stroke of half-time as Stoke opened up a four-point gap on the relegation zone.But O’Neill was quick to warn that his players cannot relax just yet.“I don&rsquo...Full Story »

Marcelo Bielsa has done an amazing job at Leeds – Stoke boss Michael O’Neill

Posted Friday, July 10, 2020 by PA32 hits

Stoke boss Michael O’Neill paid tribute to Leeds and their manager Marcelo Bielsa after his side were out-classed in a 5-0 defeat at Elland Road.Leeds swept back to the top of the Sky Bet Championship in style as Mateusz Klich’s first-half penalty and further goals from Helder Costa, Liam Cooper, Pablo Hernandez and Patrick Bamford completed the rout.“I’d be very surprise...Full Story »

Stoke boss Michael O’Neill full of praise for ‘great finisher’ Tyrese Campbell

Posted Sunday, July 05, 2020 by PA35 hits

Boss Michael O’Neill praised striker Tyrese Campbell after he bagged a brace in Stoke’s thumping 4-0 win over Barnsley.Campbell doubled the lead given to the Potters by Sam Vokes’ early header, taking advantage after Mads Andersen’s attempted back pass fell short.He then made it 3-0 from a Sam Clucas corner after 38 minutes, before Tom Ince completed the scoring with thre...Full Story »

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