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James Maddison admits he has missed ‘magic’ of playing after European debut goal

Posted Friday, October 23, 2020 by PA9 hits

James Maddison admits he has missed the magic of playing after he marked his European debut with a goal in Leicester’s 3-0 win over Zorya Luhansk.Midfielder Maddison, Harvey Barnes and Kelechi Iheanacho netted as the Foxes eventually made light work of their Europa League Group G rivals.Victory helped Leicester recover following surprise defeats to West Ham and Aston Villa in the Premier L...Full Story »

Veljko Paunovic could rotate Reading squad for visit of Rotherham

Posted Friday, October 23, 2020 by PA10 hits

Reading have no new injury concerns for the visit of Rotherham.The Royals maintained their record-breaking start to a season with a 1-0 win over Wycombe on Tuesday and picked up no fresh selection concerns, although boss Veljko Paunovic could rotate.Sam Baldock is still missing with a calf complaint, while Felipe Araruna still has a way to go with recovery from a knee problem.Andy Yiadom (knee) ...Full Story »

Cardiff defender Greg Cunningham to miss Neil Warnock reunion

Posted Thursday, October 22, 2020 by PA9 hits

Cardiff will once again be without defender Greg Cunningham when former manager Neil Warnock brings his Middlesbrough side to South Wales.Cunningham missed the 1-1 Sky Bet Championship draw with Bournemouth in midweek and will be sidelined for several weeks by a hamstring injury.He was one of four men to make way in the wake of Sunday’s 1-0 win at Preston along with injured full-back Jordi...Full Story »

Paul Scholes could give Di’Shon Bernard a chance to shine

Posted Thursday, October 22, 2020 by PA8 hits

Di’Shon Bernard could be in line for his Salford debut when the club face Crawley in League Two on Saturday.The 20-year-old defender joined on loan from Manchester United on deadline day and has yet to be handed his first start.Salford defeated Southend on Tuesday – their first home win of the season – to bounce back from their first away loss, suffered at the hands of Port Val...Full Story »

WHAT A MES How Ozil’s Arsenal career imploded after social media snipes, £350k-a-week contract regret and Aubameyang emergence

Posted Thursday, October 22, 2020 by hits

So much has been speculated about the reasons for the German playmaker's decline - having been left out of both the Premier League and Europa League squads. Mesut Ozil will be forced to watch on from the stands this season Credit: Reuters I, for one, have no agenda... other than from a footballing standpoint, of course. While I applaud Ozil's charity work, defence of the oppressed and his lau...Full Story »

WHO ARE YA? Monchengladbach star Marcus Thuram has to Google HIMSELF to prove who he is for stadium ID check

Posted Thursday, October 22, 2020 by hits

The 23-year-old Bundesliga ace was embarrassingly made to use the internet to bypass tight San Siro security. Marcus Thuram tries to show San Siro security who he is Credit: Twitter @borussia_en The Borussia Monchengladbach ace resorted to Googling himself Credit: Twitter @borussia_en Thuram - son of French World Cup winner Lilian - arrived at the stadium to field questions from the press. M...Full Story »

Neil Harris hails ‘excellent’ Harry Wilson after Cardiff draw with Bournemouth

Posted Thursday, October 22, 2020 by PA8 hits

Harry Wilson and Alex Smithies earned the praise of Cardiff manager Neil Harris after the Bluebirds came from behind to earn a 1-1 Championship draw with Bournemouth.On his first start Cardiff start, Liverpool loanee and former Cherries man Wilson cancelled out Dominic Solanke’s opener for the visitors on a drizzly night in the Welsh capital.But the key moment came when, with Bournemouth 1...Full Story »

Pep Guardiola says Manchester City produced ‘perfect performance’ to beat Porto

Posted Thursday, October 22, 2020 by PA10 hits

Pep Guardiola called Manchester City’s 3-1 victory over Porto a “perfect performance” after his side came from behind to open their Champions League Group C campaign with three points.City were made to work hard after Luis Diaz capitalised on a loose pass from Ruben Dias to put Porto ahead after 14 minutes.But a Sergio Aguero penalty drew City level before the break, and goals ...Full Story »

Harry Wilson earns Cardiff a point against former club Bournemouth

Posted Thursday, October 22, 2020 by PA8 hits

Harry Wilson earned Cardiff a point against Bournemouth on his first Bluebirds start as the two sides shared an entertaining 1-1 Championship draw in the Welsh capital.Dominic Solanke tapped home in the first half to give the Cherries the lead after they had responded impressively following some sloppy passing early on.But they were made to pay for not extending their lead when Liverpool loanee ...Full Story »

Watford defeat Blackburn to rise to third in Championship standings

Posted Thursday, October 22, 2020 by PA8 hits

Darragh Lenihan’s own goal helped Watford to a 3-1 win over Blackburn that lifted them to third in the Championship table.The Hornets took control with two goals in quick succession early in the first half from Joao Pedro and Tom Cleverley.Ben Brereton’s fine strike reduced the arrears before the half-hour mark but Rovers, who had more possession and shots than the hosts, saw their l...Full Story »

Ajax Amsterdam 0 - 1 Liverpool: Fabinho fills Virgil Van Dijk void superbly as Liverpool win at Ajax

Posted Thursday, October 22, 2020 by PA24 hits

Nicolas Tagliafico’s own goal was enough for Liverpool to beat Ajax 1-0 in the Champions League but it was the display of makeshift centre-back Fabinho which offered encouragement for the long-term absence of Virgil Van Dijk.As expected the Brazil midfielder dropped into the back four alongside Joe Gomez, the 35th centre-back partnership to start for Jurgen Klopp, and he barely put a foot ...Full Story »

Man Utd pundits have Axel Tuanzebe theory after star shines in PSG victory

Posted Wednesday, October 21, 2020 by hits

Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe impressed during Tuesday's 2-1 win over PSG in the Champions League Manchester United may have found a solution to their defensive issues. Axel Tuanzebe's performance at the Parc des Princes last night has propelled him into contention for a regular starting spot at the heart of the Red Devils backline. PSG stars Neymar and Kylian Mbappe were kept at b...Full Story »

Veljko Paunovic warns Championship leaders Reading of ‘marathon’ task

Posted Wednesday, October 21, 2020 by PA14 hits

Reading manager Veljko Paunovic warned his players that they had barely started their “marathon” after they moved to the top of the Sky Bet Championship with a 1-0 win over Wycombe.Wycombe, now without a point in their opening six league matches, dominated the first half but without creating many clear chances.Reading improved after the break and were rewarded in the 64th minute when...Full Story »

Ian Evatt confident Bolton are heading in right direction after late Barrow draw

Posted Wednesday, October 21, 2020 by PA13 hits

Bolton boss Ian Evatt believes his much-fancied side is heading in the right direction after Antoni Sarcevic’s injury-time equaliser earned Wanderers a 3-3 Sky Bet League Two comeback draw at Barrow.Evatt’s former club were just seconds from a first win since regaining their Football League status after a 48-year absence.But having led 2-0 and 3-1, the Bluebirds saw Bolton skipper Sa...Full Story »

Mark Robins praises ‘outstanding’ Coventry after draw with Swansea

Posted Wednesday, October 21, 2020 by PA6 hits

Mark Robins has hailed his “brave” Coventry side who he says should have come away with all three points in a 1-1 draw with Swansea.Jordan Shipley gave the Sky Blues the lead after 19 minutes before Andre Ayew put Swansea back on level terms.Coventry could have grabbed the win late on, with Ryan Giles and Callum O’Hare both going close.“We played with intensity and aggres...Full Story »

Derek McInnes hails Aberdeen display but warns ‘we have to defend better’

Posted Wednesday, October 21, 2020 by PA4 hits

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes was delighted with his side’s first-half demolition of Hamilton but warned they will have to improve defensively for a league and cup double-header against Celtic.Tommie Hoban put the Dons in front with a close-range header and Lewis Ferguson’s thunderbolt, followed by two neat finishes from Ryan Edmondson, seemed to have the Dons on easy street.But David ...Full Story »

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits this victory at PSG feels different without fans

Posted Wednesday, October 21, 2020 by PA5 hits

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer bemoaned the lack of supporters as his Manchester United team recorded another last-gasp Champions League win at Paris St Germain.Marcus Rashford fired the Red Devils to another memorable victory in the French capital as Solskjaer’s men started their European campaign with a bang.After a season away from European football’s top table, the Red Devils returned to a...Full Story »

Michael Flynn proud of battling Newport display in Stevenage victory

Posted Wednesday, October 21, 2020 by PA5 hits

Newport manager Michael Flynn praised his side’s battling qualities, following their gritty 1-0 win against Stevenage at the Lamex Stadium.The match became a scrappy encounter following Tristan Abrahams’ early penalty, but the Exiles defended superbly throughout what was their second win in four days.The result allowed them to remain behind League Two leaders Cambridge on goal differ...Full Story »

Joey Barton finding it tough as Fleetwood struggle to repeat form of last season

Posted Wednesday, October 21, 2020 by PA8 hits

Joey Barton admitted it is his most testing time as a manager as Fleetwood lost 1-0 at Accrington.After reaching the play-offs last season, the Cod Army have won two of their first seven League One games and Barton is scratching his head for answers.His side missed a host of chances in the first half, Stanley’s young keeper Toby Savin pulling off a number of superb saves to keep out Barrie...Full Story »

Lucas Joao effort enough as Reading edge Wycombe to move to Championship summit

Posted Wednesday, October 21, 2020 by PA3 hits

Reading moved to the top of the Sky Bet Championship and extended their unbeaten start to six matches with a hard-earned 1-0 victory over lowly Wycombe at Madejski Stadium.Winless yet energetic Wycombe dominated the first period but failed to create many clear-cut chances.Reading almost went ahead on the stroke of half-time but Yakou Meite made a mess of his attempted close-range header.Improvin...Full Story »

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