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Gonzalez stunner denies Sevilla

Posted Wednesday, February 24, 2010 by PA32 hits

Mark Gonzalez struck a magnificent equaliser to salvage a 1-1 draw for CSKA Moscow in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie against Sevilla. Gonzalez, who joined CSKA last summer from Sevilla's local rivals Real Betis, smashed home an unstoppable 35-yard drive in the 66th minute to cancel out Alvaro Negredo's first-half opener for the Primera Division outfit. The draw was a fair ...Full Story »

Torres on bench for European clash

Posted Wednesday, February 24, 2010 by PA108 hits

Striker Fernando Torres is likely to be on the bench again for Thursday's Europa League last 32 second-leg tie against Unirea Urziceni in Bucharest. The Spain international made his comeback against Manchester City on Sunday after five weeks out with a knee injury which required surgery. However, with Liverpool leading 1-0 from last week's tie at Anfield there is no need to risk the forwar...Full Story »

Bullard makes goalscoring return

Posted Wednesday, February 24, 2010 by PA43 hits

Hull talisman Jimmy Bullard made a goalscoring return to action in the club's reserves on Tuesday night. The key midfielder has not featured for the Tigers since suffering knee ligament damage in the defeat at Aston Villa on December 5. Manager Phil Brown had hoped the 31-year-old would be fit to rejoin the club's Barclays Premier League relegation battle before the end of January, but tha...Full Story »

Rio setback to Capello plans

Posted Wednesday, February 24, 2010 by PA31 hits

Fabio Capello looks set to plan for England's friendly with Egypt next week having to install yet another captain after Rio Ferdinand's latest injury scare. Just three games into his comeback from a long-standing back complaint that kept him out for over three months, Ferdinand was forced to pull out of Manchester United's Premier League victory over West Ham at Old Trafford after feeling a ...Full Story »

Bafokeng confirmed as England base

Posted Wednesday, February 24, 2010 by PA48 hits

FIFA have confirmed England will use Royal Bafokeng Sports Campus as their training base for the World Cup in South Africa this summer. Parts of the complex, in the north-west of the country near Rustenburg, are still under construction but England boss Fabio Capello and the Football Association have been assured the project will be delivered on time and the pitches will be up to standard. C...Full Story »

Barcelona rely on Zlatan Ibrahimovic to snatch draw at Stuttgart

Posted Wednesday, February 24, 2010 by theguardian.com409 hits

Stuttgart's goalkeeper Jens Lehmann and defender Cristian Molinaro, left, cannot prevent Zlatan Ibrahimovic from steering home Barcelona's equaliser. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored at the second attempt as the Champions League holders, Barcelona, escaped from Stuttgart with a 1-1 draw. The Swedish striker struck just after the interval to put the Spanish side in the driving seat heading into the s...Full Story »

Mourinho proud of England offer

Posted Wednesday, February 24, 2010 by PA308 hits

Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho has admitted he would have been the "proudest man in the world" had he accepted the chance to become England manager before Fabio Capello was appointed in 2007. Speaking ahead of Wednesday night's Champions League clash between his current side Inter Milan and his former club Chelsea, the Portuguese coach recalled how close he was to agreeing to replace Steve M...Full Story »

Pearce plays down Terry and Bridge situation

Posted Tuesday, February 23, 2010 by PA39 hits

Stuart Pearce does not anticipate any problems between John Terry and Wayne Bridge when the pair meet up for England duty next week.Both men are expected to be in the squad Fabio Capello names on Saturday for England's friendly with African Nations Cup winners Egypt at Wembley on March 3. It will be the first time the pair have shared a dressing room since the stories emerged about Terry's priva...Full Story »

Mancini: Tevez back for Chelsea clash

Posted Tuesday, February 23, 2010 by PA43 hits

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has confirmed he expects Carlos Tevez to return to the club on Thursday or Friday. Argentina international Tevez was given compassionate leave and allowed to return to his homeland earlier this month due to complications with his wife Vanesa's pregnancy. The couple's baby daughter has been in intensive care after being born prematurely and until this we...Full Story »

Lampard back for San Siro clash

Posted Tuesday, February 23, 2010 by PA83 hits

Frank Lampard was declared fit to fly out with Chelsea on Tuesday ahead of their Champions League last-16 first-leg tie against Inter Milan at the San Siro. The England midfielder missed the weekend win over Wolves with a virus but returned to the squad, along with Brazilian defenders Alex and Juliano Belletti who were both back after knee problems. Russian Yury Zhirkov has a calf problem an...Full Story »

Adriano Galliani Coy Over AC Milan's Title Chances

Posted Tuesday, February 23, 2010 by Goal.com54 hits

AC Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani is refusing to be drawn on the Rossoneri’s Serie A title chances ahead of a rescheduled clash with Fiorentina. Despite the possibility of cutting the gap on leaders Inter to four points if they win their game in hand at the Franchi on Wednesday night, Galliani won’t get carried away. “I don’t know if the league race has been re-...Full Story »

Africans In Spain: Victor Obinna Fires Malaga To Victor

Posted Tuesday, February 23, 2010 by Goal.com83 hits

Malaga striker Victor Obinna proved the hero for the Andalusian outfit as he scored the winner in their 2-1 win over Espanyol at La Rosaleda with a strike 15 minutes from time. The Nigerian forward was a first half substitute and scored for the second game in a row to ensure Malaga have now taken 10 of a possible 12 points as they push themselves above the Blanc i Blau in the Primera Liga table....Full Story »

Kirkland targets a positive reaction

Posted Monday, February 22, 2010 by PA49 hits

Wigan goalkeeper Chris Kirkland wants the players to shake off any feelings of self-pity and get back to winning ways. They face Birmingham on Saturday after a 3-0 defeat by Tottenham at the DW Stadium following a late brace from substitute Roman Pavlyuchenko. Wigan were left frustrated on Sunday after replays showed that the opening goal by Jermain Defoe in the 27th minute was offside. Kirk...Full Story »

McGregor misses out on Scotland recall

Posted Monday, February 22, 2010 by PA38 hits

Allan McGregor has missed out on a recall to the Scotland squad after being injured in an incident in Glasgow city centre. The Rangers goalkeeper, who has not played for his country for almost a year due to his involvement in the 'Boozegate' affair, was expected to be selected for new national team boss Craig Levein's first game in charge against Czech Republic on Wednesday week. But McGrego...Full Story »

Al Fahim exit plan surprises Portsmouth

Posted Monday, February 22, 2010 by PA44 hits

Portsmouth have expressed surprise following claims that Sulaiman al Fahim intends to quit the club and pass on his shareholding to the supporters' trust. Al Fahim, who owns 10 per cent of shares in Portsmouth, is reportedly set to resign from his role as non-executive chairman at Fratton Park and hand over his holding to the fans' group. Portsmouth director of communications Gary Double sai...Full Story »

Hodgson backs Zamora England claims

Posted Monday, February 22, 2010 by PA96 hits

Roy Hodgson believes Fabio Capello will have been impressed by Fulham matchwinner Bobby Zamora in Sunday's 2-1 victory over Birmingham. Zamora rifled home a superb last-minute free-kick to claim his 15th goal in 32 starts and propel Fulham up to ninth place in the Barclays Premier League. Capello had left Craven Cottage when Zamora pounced but Hodgson believes the 29-year-old's accomplished ...Full Story »

Zamora leaves it late

Posted Monday, February 22, 2010 by PA51 hits

Bobby Zamora fired a dramatic late winner in front of England coach Fabio Capello as Fulham came from behind to edge a scrappy Barclays Premier League clash with Birmingham 2-1. Zamora struck a beautiful free-kick in the 90th minute to claim his 15th goal in 32 starts, provoking chants of 'Bobby for England'. An inexplicable own goal from Chris Baird had given Birmingham the lead before Dami...Full Story »

Bore draw at Eastlands

Posted Sunday, February 21, 2010 by PA16 hits

The eagerly-awaited top-four showdown turned into a goalless bore draw between Manchester City and Liverpool at Eastlands. Gripped by the fear of losing, the north-west rivals did not manage a shot on target during the first-half and only threw off their shackles in a half-hearted search for victory in the final 15 minutes. But even the introductions of Craig Bellamy and Fernando Torres failed...Full Story »

Fergie dismisses 'harebrained' play-off idea

Posted Sunday, February 21, 2010 by PA49 hits

Manchester United manager has dismissed the idea of introducing play-offs to determine the final Champions League place as "harebrained". The suggestion that the teams finishing fourth to seventh in the Barclays Premier League could battle it out at the end of the season to decide who clinches the last place in Europe's premier club competition has not gone down well with Premier League manag...Full Story »

Zola cautious over revival of fortunes

Posted Sunday, February 21, 2010 by PA31 hits

Gianfranco Zola insists it is too early to judge whether West Ham's season is turning around after they posted back-to-back victories in the Barclays Premier League for the first time since March 2009. West Ham's 3-0 victory over nine-man relegation rivals Hull was achieved with goals from Valon Behrami, Carlton Cole and Julien Faubert. But the victory was helped by the dismissal of Hull's C...Full Story »

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