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David Martindale takes blame for first-half show as Livingston lose at Aberdeen

Posted Thursday, December 02, 2021 by PA3 hits

Boss David Martindale accepted the blame for Livingston’s poor first-half performance in a 2-0 cinch Scottish Premiership defeat to Aberdeen, but claims the action that led to Jackson Longridge’s “extremely soft” second yellow card was not a foul.Aberdeen took the lead midway through the first half thanks to a low drilled shot from Ryan Hedges before Longridge was caution...Full Story »

Hibernian welcome back top scorer Martin Boyle for Rangers clash

Posted Wednesday, December 01, 2021 by PA11 hits

Hibernian welcome back top scorer Martin Boyle for the clash with Rangers after he missed the win over St Johnstone through suspension.Christian Doidge remains absent as he serves the second part of a two-match ban.Kyle Magennis is still out with a groin problem, while Sean Mackie, Daniel MacKay and Melker Hallberg are short of match fitness after their respective injury lay-offs.Rangers will as...Full Story »

Arsenal 2 - 0 Newcastle: Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli fire Arsenal to win over Newcastle

Posted Saturday, November 27, 2021 by PA19 hits

Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli delivered a tag-team double salvo as Arsenal dispatched Newcastle 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium. England forward Saka capped a neat move to put Arsenal ahead, before his replacement Martinelli killed the Premier League contest with just his second touch. Saka’s second Premier League goal of the season ensured Mikel Arteta’s men would hold onto fif...Full Story »

Russell Martin refuses to take credit for impact of subs against Barnsley

Posted Thursday, November 25, 2021 by PA11 hits

Swansea manager Russell Martin refused to take credit for the impact of substitutes Olivier Ntcham and Ryan Manning during his team’s 2-0 win at Barnsley.Ntcham broke the deadlock in a tight contest at Oakwell on 74 minutes from a Manning cross, paving the way for Jamie Paterson to put the outcome beyond doubt with a second goal from the game’s next attack.The modest Swans boss said:...Full Story »

Martin Boyle bags hat-trick as Hibernian beat Rangers to book cup final place

Posted Monday, November 22, 2021 by PA10 hits

Martin Boyle was Hibernian’s hat-trick hero in the 3-1 humbling of Rangers which set up a Premier Sports Cup final with Celtic next month.New Gers boss Giovanni Van Bronckhorst watched from the Hampden Park main stand awaiting a work permit, as the Australia international scored three times in 38 minutes – the third from the spot – before Gers midfielder Scott Arfield’s s...Full Story »

Russell Martin bemoans officiating after Swansea held by Blackpool

Posted Sunday, November 21, 2021 by PA1 hits

Swansea manager Russell Martin questioned the referee’s performance after his side were held to a 1-1 home draw by Blackpool.It was an evenly-contested match for the most part with a first-half goal from Joel Piroe putting Swansea ahead, but a late shot from Keshi Anderson meant the Welsh club had to settle for a draw.But Martin was angry at referee Keith Stroud who refused to give the Wel...Full Story »

Russell Martin lauds all-round game of Jamie Paterson and Joel Piroe

Posted Wednesday, November 03, 2021 by PA16 hits

A delighted Russell Martin heaped praise on goalscorers Jamie Paterson and Joel Piroe after the pair earned Swansea a 2-1 win over Coventry at the Coventry Building Society Arena.Coventry-born Paterson opened the scoring inside five minutes with his third goal in five games before Dutch striker Piroe notched his ninth Sky Bet Championship goal of the season.“Joe and Jamie have been incredi...Full Story »

Russell Martin proud of ‘outstanding’ Swansea after victory over Peterborough

Posted Sunday, October 31, 2021 by PA3 hits

Swansea manager Russell Martin praised the quality of his side as they comfortably beat Peterborough 3-0 in south Wales.Three first-half goals from Jake Bidwell, Joel Piroe and Olivier Ntcham were enough to move the Welsh club up to 13th in the Sky Bet Championship table.This was a significant victory for Martin, who won against his former club on Darren Ferguson’s 500th game in charge of ...Full Story »

Emi Martinez expected to return in goal as Aston Villa host West Ham

Posted Friday, October 29, 2021 by PA12 hits

Aston Villa goalkeeper Emi Martinez is expected to play against West Ham after returning from Argentina following a family emergency involving his father.Martinez flew back to his homeland after Villa’s Premier League defeat at Arsenal to be at his dad’s bedside but he is back in England and trained with the rest of the Villa squad on Friday, having done some training at the national...Full Story »

David Martindale proud of 10-man Livingston’s resilience against Dundee United

Posted Thursday, October 28, 2021 by PA13 hits

Livingston manager David Martindale hailed his team’s battling display after they earned a point against Dundee United despite playing the second half with 10 men.The hosts went ahead in the 37th minute through Jack Fitzwater before Peter Pawlett levelled five minutes later.On-loan Rangers midfielder Ben Williamson was then sent off in the first minute of stoppage time in the opening perio...Full Story »

Russell Martin praises composed Joel Piroe after Swansea’s win over West Brom

Posted Thursday, October 21, 2021 by PA31 hits

Swansea head coach Russell Martin hailed the ice-cool finishing of Joel Piroe after his team sealed a 2-1 Sky Bet Championship comeback win over West Brom.Karlan Grant scored after just 52 seconds to put the Baggies ahead but Swansea gradually grew into the game and were the better team in the second half.Piroe levelled after collecting a Jamie Paterson long ball and then turned creator for Pate...Full Story »

Swansea boss Russell Martin looks set to name unchanged side for West Brom clash

Posted Tuesday, October 19, 2021 by PA34 hits

Swansea could be unchanged for the visit of Sky Bet Championship high-flyers West Brom.Head coach Russell Martin was full of praise for his side after thrashing local rivals Cardiff 3-0 on Sunday – their biggest win of the season.Olivier Ntcham showed he had fully recovered from a hamstring problem with an impressive cameo off the bench against Cardiff.Striker Michael Obafemi remains Swans...Full Story »

David Martindale full of praise for his players as Livingston beat St Johnstone

Posted Sunday, October 17, 2021 by PA8 hits

Livingston boss David Martindale praised his side’s performance after they picked up an impressive 3-0 win against St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park.The Lions found themselves ahead after three minutes as Odin Bailey slammed home his first Livingston goal before Bruce Anderson doubled the visitors’ advantage with a calm finish to give them a two-goal half-time cushion.The visitors stood...Full Story »

Emi Martinez and Douglas Luiz set for late checks before Aston Villa face Wolves

Posted Friday, October 15, 2021 by PA35 hits

Aston Villa duo Emi Martinez and Douglas Luiz will be assessed ahead of the visit of Wolves.Martinez played in Argentina’s win over Peru on Friday, with Luiz coming off the bench in Brazil’s 4-1 victory against Uruguay, and they will be the last of Villa’s internationals to return.Leon Bailey (hamstring) is out and Bertrand Traore (thigh) will be assessed, while Keinan Davis an...Full Story »

Russell Martin has full squad to choose from as Swansea face Cardiff

Posted Friday, October 15, 2021 by PA30 hits

Swansea boss Russell Martin has had a major triple fitness boost ahead of Sunday’s South Wales derby with Cardiff.Defender Ryan Bennett and striker Michael Obafemi are both available after missing the last four games.Midfielder Olivier Ntcham has recovered from the hamstring injury which kept him out of the pre-international break draw at Derby.Ethan Laird and Ryan Manning have also shaken...Full Story »

Arsenal manager Arteta rules out January move for Martinelli

Posted Friday, October 15, 2021 by Tribalfootball.com37 hits

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says Gabriel Martinelli will not be leaving the club in January. The 20-year-old has made just four appearances across all competitions this season. It is nothing personal, according to Arteta, who says the Brazilian has to compete with a number of players for game time. The Spaniard told reporters: "Because of the amount of players that we have in those positio...Full Story »

Aaron Martin may return for Port Vale against Barrow

Posted Thursday, October 14, 2021 by PA23 hits

Port Vale defender Aaron Martin could come back into contention for the visit of Barrow.The 32-year-old centre-half has not featured for almost a month because of a back injury but made a return for the reserves in a training ground friendly against Leicester in midweek.David Amoo scored the only goal in that game against the Foxes but even though Vale’s four-match winning streak was ended...Full Story »

Aaron Martin and Simon Power doubtful for Harrogate’s clash with Scunthorpe

Posted Thursday, October 07, 2021 by PA41 hits

Harrogate duo Aaron Martin and Simon Power are major doubts for Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two clash with struggling Scunthorpe.Striker Martin (hip) and winger Power (groin) were ruled out of the midweek Papa John’s Trophy victory over Newcastle Under-21s and are “outside bets” to face the Iron, according to Town boss Simon Weaver.The high-flying Sulphurites, who are unbea...Full Story »

Barcelona-linked Martinez focused on Belgium but 'very proud' of Catalan roots

Posted Thursday, October 07, 2021 by Goal.com59 hits

The Red Devils head coach, who has been linked with replacing Ronald Koeman, is excited by his side's prospects in the Nations League Roberto Martinez insists that he remains focused on Belgium despite speculation linking him with the Barcelona job. The former Everton and Wigan Athletic boss is one of the names that has been mentioned as a possible replacement for Ronald Koeman, who has seen...Full Story »

World Cup winner Martin Johnson calls for cardiac arrest training across sport after Christian Eriksen's Euros collapse

Posted Tuesday, October 05, 2021 by Thesun.co.uk56 hits

MARTIN JOHNSON thinks Christian Eriksen's brush with death at Euro 2020 shows how vital it is that anyone involved with sport has training to deal with sudden cardiac arrest. Dane Eriksen survived because of quick thinking by skipper Simon Kjaer and the medics on duty in Copenhagen when he collapsed against Iceland. England legend Martin Johnson has called for cardiac arrest training across sp...Full Story »

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