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Diao grabs late winner

Posted Sunday, February 21, 2010 by PA29 hits

Stoke substitute Salif Diao snatched a last-gasp 2-1 triumph for the 10-man Potters as Portsmouth were plunged deeper into the relegation mire. Frederic Piquionne gave the home side the advantage after 35 minutes, but Robert Huth's header levelled matters five minutes after the break. Andy Wilkinson was sent off for the visitors after 73 minutes, but Diao netted at the death to maintain his ...Full Story »

Pompey sunk by late Diao strike

Posted Saturday, February 20, 2010 by PA41 hits

Stoke substitute Salif Diao snatched a last-gasp 2-1 triumph for 10-man Stoke as Portsmouth were plunged deeper into Premier League relegation trouble. Frederic Piquionne gave the home side the advantage after 35 minutes, but Robert Huth's header levelled matters five minutes after the break. Andy Wilkinson was sent off for the visitors after 73 minutes, but Diao netted at the death to maintai...Full Story »

Ballack wary of facing old boss Mourinho

Posted Saturday, February 20, 2010 by PA92 hits

Michael Ballack is looking forward to meeting up with Jose Mourinho again next week, but recognises the perils of taking on the Inter Milan coach. Chelsea travel to face their former manager's team at the San Siro on Wednesday having been drawn against what Ballack insists was the worst possible opponent in the Champions League. Mourinho knows the Blues all too well havi...Full Story »

Wenger: Opponents 'bought' my players

Posted Saturday, February 20, 2010 by PA98 hits

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has claimed he has managed players who had been "bought" by opponents. Wenger hit out at referee Martin Hansson over the official's display in the Gunners' Champions League last-16 first-leg defeat in Porto on Wednesday. The Frenchman labelled Hansson "incompetent" before seemingly implying he had managed players who had taken bribes to fix games. Quoted in several...Full Story »

Mancini dismisses play-off plan

Posted Saturday, February 20, 2010 by PA55 hits

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini wants to win a Champions League place on merit - and not via any play-off. The Italian has railed against the possibility of a play-off system between the fourth and seventh-placed clubs in the Barclays Premier League ahead of City's clash with Liverpool on Sunday at Eastlands. He said: "I do not like this idea. The players have so many games in one ye...Full Story »

Phalanx Prophecy: Forget The Milan Clubs, Italy Needs To Worry About 'Lesser' European Ties

Posted Saturday, February 20, 2010 by Goal.com117 hits

The glamor ties might say less than the runs of the less fancied in Europe for the Serie A. Zac Lee Rigg explains before previewing the weekend's upcoming action. It says here Internazionale will win a double this year. Fiorentina (Inter's opponent in the Coppa Italia) fans better cross their little violet hearts that Jose Mourinho overcomes his former employer, Cheslea, in the Champions Lea...Full Story »

World Cup 2010: Sevilla Winger Jesus Navas Eager To Return To Spain Squad

Posted Saturday, February 20, 2010 by Goal.com271 hits

The 24-year-old knows performances at club level will provide him with the chance... Sevilla winger Jesus Navas has revealed that he is itching to return to the Spain national squad. After apparently overcoming anxiety problems Navas made his debut for La Furia Roja last November in a 2-1 friendly win over Argentina and since won a second cap and now the 24-year-old is hoping to add to that,...Full Story »

Chelsea tell players to start behaving or face 'severe disciplinary consequences'

Posted Saturday, February 20, 2010 by theguardian.com85 hits

Ashley Cole, left, and John Terry have been in the news recently for their off-pitch behaviour. The Chelsea chief executive, Ron Gourlay, has spoken to the squad about the reported misbehaviour of first-team players. Gourlay, speaking on behalf of the club's owner Roman Abramovich, organised the meeting with coach Carlo Ancelotti in response to weeks of lurid headlines involving club captain J...Full Story »

Mancini denies rift with Bellamy

Posted Friday, February 19, 2010 by PA57 hits

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has confirmed that Craig Bellamy could be available for selection against Liverpool on Sunday. The Italian has denied a report of a serious rift with the striker, who has been sidelined with a knee injury. However Mancini said they had a difference of opinion about the way the problem was being managed. "These things (an argument) can happen in a job. ...Full Story »

Scotland face Lithuania opener

Posted Friday, February 19, 2010 by PA33 hits

Scotland will begin their European Championship qualifying campaign with an away game against Lithuania on Friday, September 3, the Scottish Football Association confirmed. New national team boss Craig Levein and SFA chief executive Gordon Smith met with representatives from Scotland's Group I rivals in Madrid on Friday morning to finalise the fixture schedule. Levein will face four double-h...Full Story »

Bullard back in Tigers frame

Posted Friday, February 19, 2010 by PA26 hits

Jimmy Bullard could make his latest comeback from injury in Hull's Barclays Premier League clash against West Ham at Upton Park on Saturday. The midfielder damaged his left knee in City's defeat by Aston Villa on December 5 and limped off the field in tears. The blow came less than two months after he had returned to action following surgery to his right knee which kept him out for nearly 10 ...Full Story »

Ngog strikes as Reds leave it late

Posted Friday, February 19, 2010 by PA22 hits

Striker David Ngog's goal nine minutes from time eventually broke the resistance of a determined Unirea Urziceni at Anfield in the Europa League to hand Liverpool a 1-0 victoryWith the visitors intent on soaking up plenty of pressure Rafael Benitez's side struggled to find the creativity to get past the massed Romanian ranks.However, the Frenchman's close-range header meant the Reds have some br...Full Story »

Agbonlahor could return to face Clarets

Posted Thursday, February 18, 2010 by PA19 hits

Aston Villa's leading scorer Gabriel Agbonlahor could return after injury for the home Barclays Premier League clash with Burnley on Sunday.Agbonlahor, who has netted 12 goals this season, missed the 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace in the FA Cup with a leg injury suffered in the previous game with Manchester United in a challenge from Wayne Rooney."Gabby has trained and hopefully there will be no rea...Full Story »

Latics and Bolton in stalemate

Posted Thursday, February 18, 2010 by PA26 hits

Charles N'Zogbia hit the post as neighbouring relegation rivals Wigan and Bolton fought out a drab goalless draw. Wigan forward N'Zogbia went the closest to settling a scrappy Barclays Premier League encounter after a smart run early in the first half. Chances were few and far between but both sides will feel they missed opportunities to break the stalemate.Full Story »

Advantage Bayern following controversial clash

Posted Wednesday, February 17, 2010 by PA63 hits

Bayern Munich clinched a controversial 2-1 win over 10-man Fiorentina at the Allianz Arena to give them a slender advantage going into the second leg of their Champions League tie in Italy in a fortnight's time. Arjen Robben put the Bundesliga side ahead with a penalty on the stroke of half time, but Per Kroldrup gave Fiorentina a deserved equaliser five minutes into the second half. Referee T...Full Story »

Boyd leaves it late to sink Saints

Posted Thursday, February 18, 2010 by PA40 hits

Rangers remained on course for a domestic treble when Kris Boyd scored the only goal of the game late on against St Mirren to send the holders into the quarter-final of the Active Nation Scottish Cup. The last round against Hamilton had been decided after extra-time and this replay looked set for a similar outcome before the prolific hitman pounced with just four minutes to go to claim the de...Full Story »

Vieira charged over Whelan kick

Posted Thursday, February 18, 2010 by PA68 hits

Manchester City midfielder Patrick Vieira has been charged with violent conduct after appearing to kick Stoke's Glenn Whelan between the legs on Wednesday night. The former Arsenal captain, making just his second start for City, kicked out after being challenged by Whelan early on in his new side's 1-1 Barclays Premier League draw at the Britannia Stadium. The Football Association this eve...Full Story »

Benitez rejects Champions League play-off idea

Posted Wednesday, February 17, 2010 by PA64 hits

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has ridiculed the idea of a play-off for the final Champions League place, claiming clubs "will be playing until the end of the century". Reports this week claimed the Barclays Premier League were looking into the prospect of having the sides from fourth to seventh face each other post-season to decide the remaining spot for Europe's elite club competition. "...Full Story »

Hammers settle Curbishley claim

Posted Wednesday, February 17, 2010 by PA22 hits

West Ham have settled the claim for compensation from former manager Alan Curbishley. The 52-year-old has been successful in his case of wrongful dismissal, following his resignation from Upton Park in September 2008. Curbishley guided West Ham to 10th place in his only full season in charge but quit when the club sold players against his wishes. The League Managers' Association confirmed ...Full Story »

Fresh Reid blow for Black Cats

Posted Wednesday, February 17, 2010 by PA25 hits

Sunderland midfielder Andy Reid faces another month-long spell on the sidelines with a fresh hamstring injury. Reid, who was out for four weeks after Christmas with a hamstring problem that saw him miss three games, sustained the latest blow in the 1-1 draw at Portsmouth eight days ago. "Unfortunately Andy has suffered a new hamstring injury," confirmed club physician Dr Glen Rae on the club...Full Story »

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