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Jonathan Woodgate staying grounded as Bournemouth all-but secure play-off spot

Posted Thursday, April 22, 2021 by PA4 hits

Jonathan Woodgate refused to get carried away with thoughts of an instant return to the Premier League, despite seeing his Bournemouth side move up to third in the Championship table thanks to a 4-1 thrashing of Millwall.Philip Billing fired the Cherries in front shortly after the 15-minute mark, before Arnaut Danjuma and David Brooks’ strikes helped the south-coast side to a 3-0 half-time...Full Story »

Reading see their play-off hopes dented by goalless draw against Luton

Posted Thursday, April 22, 2021 by PA3 hits

Reading’s play-off chances suffered a huge dent as they were held to a goalless draw by Luton at Kenilworth Road.Town had the best effort of the opening 10 minutes, Elijah Adebayo having a go from 20 yards, his strike deflecting into the hands of Royals stopper Rafael.The Brazilan might have been picking the ball out of the net after 20 minutes when Jordan Clark met Kal Naismith’s in...Full Story »

Gareth Ainsworth relishing final games as Wycombe keep slim survival hopes alive

Posted Thursday, April 22, 2021 by PA5 hits

Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth is looking forward to an exciting end to the season, following the ‘madness’ at the end of their dramatic 2-1 victory against Bristol City.Adebayo Akinfenwa converted a nerveless penalty in the third minute of stoppage time – his first goal at Championship level – after Kasey Palmer handled a shot by goalkeeper David Stockdale.It completed...Full Story »

Late penalty earns Nottingham Forest a share of the spoils at Birmingham

Posted Thursday, April 22, 2021 by PA2 hits

Birmingham were denied victory at the death as Lewis Grabban’s 98th-minute penalty rescued a 1-1 draw for Nottingham Forest at St Andrew’s.Marc Roberts’ 49th-minute header looked to have secured a third straight Championship win for the first time since February 2020 and put them close to avoiding relegation with three games to play.But Grabban scored from the spot after Lukas ...Full Story »

Steven Gerrard refuses to criticise Kemar Roofe over costly late decision

Posted Thursday, April 22, 2021 by PA3 hits

Steven Gerrard refused to point the finger of blame at Kemar Roofe for the late lapse that allowed St Johnstone to snatch a point in Perth.Gers looked to be on course for a narrow win after Scott Wright had fired his first goal for the club.But with just seconds remaining, Roofe tried to replicate his wondergoal against Standard Liege earlier this season as he took aim from the half-way line.The...Full Story »

Mark Robins not taking anything for granted despite Coventry winning again

Posted Thursday, April 22, 2021 by PA2 hits

Mark Robins urged his Coventry players to keep pushing for points despite them looking assured of Championship safety thanks to a 3-2 win at Stoke.The Sky Blues moved onto 51 points thanks to strikes from Tyler Walker, Maxime Biamou and Viktor Gyokeres at the bet365 Stadium, and are now very unlikely to be caught.But while manager Robins heaped praise on his men, he warned they can take nothing ...Full Story »

Leigh Griffiths leaves it late as Celtic snatch draw at Aberdeen

Posted Thursday, April 22, 2021 by PA2 hits

Substitute Leigh Griffiths’ last-gasp header gave Celtic a 1-1 Scottish Premiership draw against Aberdeen at Pittodrie.In Stephen Glass’ first league game as Dons boss, midfielder Lewis Ferguson put the home side ahead in the 17th minute and came close on three other occasions in the first half while also clearing off the line.The Aberdeen playmaker also hit the woodwork after the br...Full Story »

Aston Villa 1 - 2 Manchester City: Manchester City edge closer to Premier League title with win over Aston Villa

Posted Thursday, April 22, 2021 by PA21 hits

Manchester City moved a step closer to the Premier League title after capping a turbulent week with a 2-1 win at Aston Villa.The leaders – who had John Stones sent off in the first half – need eight points from five games to reclaim the crown after the exceptional Phil Foden and Rodri turned the game at Villa Park.John McGinn’s opener after 20 seconds stunned the visitors but t...Full Story »

Chelsea boss Emma Hayes ‘relieved’ after draw with Manchester City in WSL

Posted Thursday, April 22, 2021 by PA5 hits

Chelsea manager Emma Hayes claimed she hated every minute of the second half as her side managed to hold on to the Women’s Super League top spot with a hard-fought 2-2 draw at Manchester City.Lauren Hemp struck a 74th-minute equaliser as City fought their way back into the game to claim what could be a crucial point, and keep their hopes of a first WSL title since 2016 alive.Sam Kerr gave ...Full Story »

Jack Ross ‘wants more’ as he targets Scottish Cup win after top-four finish

Posted Thursday, April 22, 2021 by PA5 hits

Jack Ross insists Hibernian want more despite securing a top-four Scottish Premiership finish and European football with victory over Livingston.First-half Kevin Nisbet and Martin Boyle goals were enough to see off the Lions in a 2-1 win.The visitors improved after the break and scored a late penalty through Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.Hibs are now guaranteed at least a place in the new Europa Conferenc...Full Story »

Liam Craig scores late penalty as St Johnstone deny Rangers

Posted Thursday, April 22, 2021 by PA4 hits

Liam Craig was the man on the spot as St Johnstone claimed a deserved 1-1 draw against Rangers after a double dose of penalty controversy in Perth.Steven Gerrard’s team thought they had warmed up for Sunday’s Scottish Cup showdown by edging to a narrow win in their McDiarmid Park dress rehearsal following Scott Wright’s first goal for the club.But referee Euan Anderson – ...Full Story »

Mixed emotions for Neil Warnock after Middlesbrough’s win at Rotherham

Posted Thursday, April 22, 2021 by PA4 hits

Middlesbrough manager Neil Warnock joked that his players must try twice as hard to beat Sheffield Wednesday this weekend after deepening the relegation concerns of his former club Rotherham.The Millers took an early lead through Angus MacDonald but were reduced to 10 men after 19 minutes when Matt Crooks was sent off and Boro went on to secure a 2-1 win courtesy of George Saville and Chuba Akpo...Full Story »

Kyle Lafferty hits first-half hat-trick as Kilmarnock defeat Dundee United

Posted Thursday, April 22, 2021 by PA4 hits

Kyle Lafferty was Kilmarnock’s hat-trick hero as they boosted their Scottish Premiership survival hopes.The Rugby Park outfit took a huge stride towards securing their top-flight status as Lafferty’s 11-minute first-half treble secured a 3-0 win over Dundee United.The Northern Ireland international opened the scoring after 32 minutes, doubled their advantage three minutes later and t...Full Story »

Brian Rice still believes Hamilton can avoid relegation

Posted Thursday, April 22, 2021 by PA4 hits

Hamilton head coach Brian Rice remained defiant after a 1-0 home defeat by Motherwell left his side adrift at the foot of the Scottish Premiership.Rice, who faces a Scottish Football Association disciplinary hearing next week for comments on referees, refused to discuss a first-half red card for Ronan Hughes.Mark O’Hara netted four minutes later and Bruce Anderson saw the home team’s...Full Story »

Coventry move closer to safety after beating Stoke

Posted Thursday, April 22, 2021 by PA2 hits

Substitutes Maxime Biamou and Viktor Gyokeres were on target as Coventry took a huge stride towards Championship safety with a 3-2 success at Stoke.The Sky Blues were twice pegged back by the home side but it was Gyokeres who netted the clincher in the 78th minute.Earlier, Tyler Walker gave the visitors a half-time lead but Jacob Brown equalised with a powerful drive.Biamou came off the bench to...Full Story »

Wycombe keep slim survival hopes alive with late win over Bristol City

Posted Thursday, April 22, 2021 by PA2 hits

Adebayo Akinfenwa’s penalty in the third minute of stoppage time gave Wycombe an extraordinary 2-1 victory over Bristol City to keep their Championship slim survival hopes alive.Defeat against the Robins would have effectively relegated the Chairboys and they were staring into the abyss after Tyreeq Bakinson’s stunner left them trailing at half-time.Uche Ikpeazu’s header levell...Full Story »

Ryan Mason wants ‘a good energy’ around Tottenham after ESL debacle

Posted Thursday, April 22, 2021 by PA9 hits

Ryan Mason hopes Tottenham’s performances on the pitch can help unite the club after fans protested against chairman Daniel Levy and the club’s owners ahead of the 2-1 Premier League win over Southampton.Around 100 unhappy supporters gathered at the stadium to voice their displeasure at Spurs’ involvement in the failed European Super League breakaway plan and it added to a tumu...Full Story »

Bournemouth continue fine form by hammering Millwall

Posted Thursday, April 22, 2021 by PA2 hits

Bournemouth thrashed Millwall 4-1 at the Den to move up to third in the Championship, moving them closer to a play-off spot.First-half goals from Philip Billing, Arnaut Danjuma and David Brooks put the in-form Cherries well on top, with Dominic Solanke also getting in on the act in a seventh straight league win.Jed Wallace notched a consolation for Millwall, who otherwise offered little going fo...Full Story »

Hibernian strengthen grip on third with victory over Livingston

Posted Thursday, April 22, 2021 by PA3 hits

Hibernian strengthened their grip on third place in the Scottish Premiership after Kevin Nisbet and Martin Boyle scored in a 2-1 victory over Livingston.Scotland striker Nisbet grabbed his 17th goal of the campaign after just seven minutes before Boyle doubled the home side’s lead with a penalty.The visitors scored a spot kick of their own through Jay Emmanuel-Thomas with five minutes left...Full Story »

Ronan Hughes sent off as Hamilton lose to local rivals Motherwell

Posted Thursday, April 22, 2021 by PA3 hits

Hamilton midfielder Ronan Hughes saw red as a 1-0 home defeat by Motherwell left his side rooted to the bottom of the Scottish Premiership.The 22-year-old was sent off for a 33rd-minute midfield challenge and Mark O’Hara soon fired Motherwell ahead.Bruce Anderson saw a chance saved for the hosts before Motherwell controlled the final quarter and sealed a first Lanarkshire derby victory in ...Full Story »

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