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John Eustace says ‘the future is bright’ at QPR after win over Wednesday

Posted Sunday, May 05, 2019 by PA17 hits

QPR caretaker manager John Eustace praised his players after they closed their season with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Sheffield Wednesday thanks to Matt Smith’s stoppage-time volley.Wednesday started strongly, with Marco Matias beating the offside trap on three occasions in the first half – but the resulting crosses could not find any of his team-mates.The visitors took the ...Full Story »

Smith nets late winner as QPR beat Sheffield Wednesday

Posted Sunday, May 05, 2019 by PA14 hits

Matt Smith netted a last-gasp winner as QPR beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 at Hillsborough in a match which saw three second-half penalties awarded.Smith struck a fine finish three minutes into stoppage time as QPR completed a league double over the Owls in a match which had no promotion or relegation issues riding on it .Josh Scowen had put the visitors ahead in the first half before Wednesd...Full Story »

Tisdale hails players who stuck with MK Dons after they help secure promotion

Posted Sunday, May 05, 2019 by PA4 hits

Paul Tisdale believes MK Dons’ promotion back to League One was payback for the supporters who have stuck with the club through their dark days.MK Dons beat Mansfield 1-0 at Stadium MK to leapfrog the Stags and claim the third and final automatic promotion place from League Two.David Wheeler struck after just two first half minutes before Dons saw out a further 88, earning Tisdale’s ...Full Story »

Dominic Iorfa banned for Wednesday’s clash with QPR

Posted Friday, May 03, 2019 by PA14 hits

Sheffield Wednesday will be without suspended defender Dominic Iorfa for their home game against QPR.Iorfa starts a three-game ban following his straight red card in last week’s draw at Preston, but fellow defender Achraf Lazaar could return after illness.Boss Steve Bruce must decide whether to recall goalkeeper Keiren Westwood, fit again after a knee injury, or retain Cameron Dawson, whil...Full Story »

Paul Tisdale preparing for ‘winner takes all’ clash with Mansfield

Posted Sunday, April 28, 2019 by PA20 hits

Paul Tisdale admits it is “winner takes all” when MK Dons take on Mansfield on the final day with an automatic promotion place at stake after they lost 2-0 at play-off hopefuls Colchester.The Dons are level on points with the third-placed Stags going into the final weekend, after goals from Sammie Szmodics and Frankie Kent condemned them to defeat.Szmodics fired the U’s ahead a...Full Story »

Wednesday hit back at Preston but late play-off push is over

Posted Sunday, April 28, 2019 by PA18 hits

Sheffield Wednesday battled back from two goals down in a 3-3 thriller against Preston at Deepdale, a result which ended the Owls’ feint hopes of sneaking into the play-offs.Steve Bruce’s side looked dead and buried at 3-1 behind late on, but two quick goals at least rescued a share of the spoils.Preston opened brightest in their final home game of a largely encouraging campaign over...Full Story »

MK Dons boss Tisdale disappointed with draw

Posted Tuesday, April 23, 2019 by PA18 hits

Paul Tisdale admitted MK Dons were sub-par during their 1-1 draw with Port Vale – but still felt they had enough to get all three points.In a thrilling start to the second half, Tom Conlon’s stylish finish gave the visitors the lead against the run of play, but David Wheeler’s smart finish from Jake Hesketh’s cross four minutes later levelled things up.The two goals were ...Full Story »

City’s play-off prospects damaged by defeat at Sheffield Wednesday

Posted Tuesday, April 23, 2019 by PA18 hits

Bristol City’s play-off hopes were dealt a blow after their 2-0 Sky Bet Championship defeat at Sheffield Wednesday.First-half goals from Barry Bannan and Lucas Joao were enough to give the Owls all three points at Hillsborough.City boss Lee Johnson made one change to his starting line-up, as Nicolas Eliasson replaced Korey Smith. His opposite number Steve Bruce, on the other hand, made six...Full Story »

Leeds boss Bielsa keeping calm despite crucial win over Sheffield Wednesday

Posted Sunday, April 14, 2019 by PA35 hits

Marcelo Bielsa is refusing to get carried away after Leeds beat Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 to move a step nearer to promotion.Jack Harrison hit a second-half winner to open up a three point cushion on Sheffield United in the race for Premier League.Harrison broke the deadlock in the 65th minute after Wednesday had frustrated the Whites.Leeds had been denied by two wonder saves from Wednesday keeper...Full Story »

Barca boss Valverde happy with changes despite draw at lowly Huesca

Posted Sunday, April 14, 2019 by PA29 hits

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde defended making sweeping changes after the LaLiga leaders were held to a goalless draw at bottom club Huesca.Lionel Messi was one of several star names missing from the trip to the Estadio El Alcoraz.The Argentina playmaker had been given the all-clear after scans following a collision with Manchester United’s Chris Smalling during the Champions League matc...Full Story »

Huesca 0 Barcelona 0: Leaders held as Valverde rests stars

Posted Sunday, April 14, 2019 by Goal.com43 hits

Barcelona could not find a way past bottom-club Huesca, as Ernesto Valverde took the chance to rest some of his star performers. A much-changed Barcelona were held to a 0-0 draw by Huesca on Saturday as they moved 12 points clear of second-place Atletico Madrid at the top of LaLiga. Head coach Ernesto Valverde left out Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Sergio Busquets, Gerard Pique and Ivan Rakitic a...Full Story »

Messi rested as Barcelona held by Huesca

Posted Sunday, April 14, 2019 by PA2 hits

LaLiga leaders Barcelona were held to a goalless draw at bottom club Huesca, where manager Ernesto Valverde made sweeping changes.Lionel Messi was rested for the trip to the Estadio El Alcoraz, despite being given the all-clear after scans following a collision with Manchester United’s Chris Smalling during the Champions League match at Old Trafford on Wednesday.With the second leg against...Full Story »

SD Huesca vs Barcelona - Messi may sit out Huesca match

Posted Friday, April 12, 2019 by PA176 hits

Barcelona could rest Lionel Messi for their LaLiga clash with bottom side Huesca on Saturday.The Argentinian star was given the all-clear after scans following a collision with Manchester United’s Chris Smalling in the Champions League on Wednesday that left him bruised and bloodied.But, with Barca 11 points clear at the top of the table and the second leg against United to come on Tuesday...Full Story »

Leeds United vs Sheffield Wed - Leeds looking strong ahead of Yorkshire derby with Wednesday

Posted Thursday, April 11, 2019 by PA33 hits

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the Yorkshire derby against Sheffield Wednesday. Pablo Hernandez passed a late fitness test on his ankle to play in the midweek win over Preston. Patrick Bamford will hope to keep his place in attack after answering his critics with a brace in the 2-0 victory at Deepdale. Meanwhile, left-back Barry Douglas has been ruled out ...Full Story »

Bruce lauds Wednesday players for bouncing back from first defeat of his tenure

Posted Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by PA28 hits

Steve Bruce hailed Sheffield Wednesday’s character after they responded to the first defeat of his time in charge with a 3-0 victory over Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough.Two stoppage-time goals saw the Owls slip to a 3-1 home defeat against Aston Villa on Saturday following a two-month unbeaten run, but a Marco Matias brace and George Boyd’s fine strike kept their Sky Bet Champions...Full Story »

Matias at the double as Wednesday boost play-off hopes with Forest win

Posted Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by PA26 hits

Marco Matias struck twice as Sheffield Wednesday kept their play-off ambitions alive with a 3-0 Sky Bet Championship victory over Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough.All of the goals came in 20 frantic second-half minutes as Forest, who gave as good as they got in the opening period, fell apart under sustained pressure.The 29-year-old Matias grabbed his first Owls brace either side of George Boyd&...Full Story »

Barry Bannan an injury doubt for Sheffield Wednesday’s encounter with Forest

Posted Monday, April 08, 2019 by PA33 hits

Barry Bannan is an injury doubt for Sheffield Wednesday ahead of their Championship clash with Nottingham Forest.The Scottish midfielder was forced off with a hamstring problem during the home defeat against his former club Aston Villa. He is set for a scan on Monday to determine the extent of the damage.Defender Dominic Iorfa will also be assessed after injury caused his withdrawal just before ...Full Story »

Aston Villa leave it late to beat Sheffield Wednesday

Posted Sunday, April 07, 2019 by PA28 hits

Aston Villa put on a late show to take all three points with a 3-1 victory at Sheffield Wednesday.Gary Hooper gave the home side the lead in the first half before John McGinn equalised with a smart finish.Wednesday’s Steven Fletcher missed a penalty in the second half and Villa left it late with two goals in stoppage time from substitute Albert Adomah and Tammy Abraham.Steve Bruce made one...Full Story »

Steven Fletcher pushing for Sheffield Wednesday return

Posted Friday, April 05, 2019 by PA28 hits

Sheffield Wednesday manager Steve Bruce hopes to have Steven Fletcher available for their Championship clash against Aston Villa.The forward did not take part in Scotland’s recent internationals due to ankle and knee issues and sat out his club’s 0-0 draw with Stoke last weekend.Bruce, however, could still be without Rolando Aarons for the visit of the Villains.Aarons, who also misse...Full Story »

Benzema strikes late to win five-goal thriller as Real toil against Huesca

Posted Monday, April 01, 2019 by PA29 hits

Karim Benzema scored a last-gasp winner to secure victory and spare Real Madrid’s blushes against LaLiga bottom club Huesca.After falling behind early on, Zinedine Zidane’s side thought they had turned things around through Isco and Dani Ceballos – only for the lowly visitors to hit back.But Benzema settled the game with a stunning 89th-minute strike as Madrid won 3-2 in front ...Full Story »

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