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Redmond double steers Southampton closer to safety

Posted Sunday, April 14, 2019 by PA71 hits

Nathan Redmond’s first top-flight double in two years drove Southampton to the brink of Premier League safety with a 3-1 win over Wolves.The 25-year-old’s brace sent Saints eight points clear of relegation favourites Cardiff, with Shane Long adding a third for the impressive hosts.Willy Boly’s header had Wolves level at 1-1 but only for 118 seconds, as Redmond notched his secon...Full Story »

Magpies edge closer to safety with impressive victory at Leicester

Posted Saturday, April 13, 2019 by PA89 hits

Ayoze Perez eased Newcastle’s relegation fears as the Magpies ended their away win drought at Leicester.The striker’s eighth goal of the season earned the Magpies a 1-0 victory and their first victory on the road since December.It moved Newcastle up to 13th, 10 points clear of the Premier League’s relegation zone, having played up to two games more than their rivals with four m...Full Story »

Teenager James ‘outstanding’ says Cook as Wigan strive for safety

Posted Sunday, April 07, 2019 by PA69 hits

Paul Cook heaped praise on Reece James after the Chelsea loanee helped Wigan to a battling point from a 2-2 Championship draw at Bristol City.The 19-year-old midfielder demonstrated why he was selected for the Championship team of the year by scoring a stunning strike, beating Max O’Leary with a swerving 37th-minute shot from 30 yards.Matty Taylor then scored one goal and set up anoth...Full Story »

Milivojevic punishes wasteful Newcastle to lift Palace to brink of safety

Posted Sunday, April 07, 2019 by PA84 hits

Skipper Luka Milivojevic fired Crystal Palace to the brink of Premier League safety from the penalty spot as Newcastle were made to pay for missed chances.Milivojevic’s 81st-minute spot-kick sealed in 1-0 away win in a tight affair at St James’ Park on a day when victory for either side was likely to effectively end their fears of being dragged into the relegation battle.However, the...Full Story »

Havant and Waterlooville move closer to safety

Posted Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by PA41 hits

Havant and Waterlooville conjured a vital 3-0 National League victory over Dagenham and Redbridge at Westleigh Park to revive their hopes of avoiding relegation.The result ended a run of seven league games without a win, lifting the Hawks to within two points of safety.Lee Bradbury’s side made the perfect start, with Alfie Rutherford scoring his 11th goal of the season in the third minute,...Full Story »

Moment of magic from Knockaert takes Brighton step closer to safety

Posted Saturday, March 09, 2019 by PA57 hits

Brighton edged closer to preserving their Premier League status with a satisfying 2-1 victory at rivals Crystal Palace.The visitors’ second successive league triumph, having previously been winless in 2019, moved them level with Palace on 33 points with nine games to go and back into contention for a mid-table finish after their poor form had left them at risk of relegation.Chris Hughton&r...Full Story »

Fulham seven points from safety after Milivojevic and Schlupp earn Palace win

Posted Sunday, February 03, 2019 by PA79 hits

Fulham’s hopes of Premier League survival suffered a fresh setback when they lost 2-0 to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.An improved display against Tottenham and victory over Brighton had presented Claudio Ranieri’s with some momentum, but they were outplayed by Palace and again contributed to their defeat, which was secured by goals from Luka Milivojevic and Jeffrey Schlupp.Fulham ...Full Story »

Ardley won’t give up as County slip seven from safety

Posted Sunday, January 20, 2019 by PA41 hits

Neal Ardley says he will “keep fighting until the end” after his Notts County team lost 2-0 at fellow strugglers Yeovil in League Two.The Magpies proudly call themselves the oldest Football League club in the world but that status is seriously under threat after defeat at Huish Park left them seven points from safety at the bottom of the table.“I can’t give up. The player...Full Story »

Susic strikes as VVV Venlo win

Posted Saturday, December 22, 2018 by PA40 hits

Tino Susic scored his fifth Eredivisie goal of the season as VVV Venlo snapped a five-game winless streak by beating 10-man PEC Zwolle 2-0 at De Koel.Zwolle’s night took a turn for the worse when goalkeeper Diederik Boer was sent off in the 25th minute and Susic converted the resulting penalty.Boer’s replacement Mickey Van Der Hart kept VVV at bay until the 66th minute, when Patrick ...Full Story »

Chelsea FC 1 - 1 Huddersfield Town: Huddersfield celebrate Premier League safety as Chelsea suffer European blow

Posted Thursday, May 10, 2018 by PA195 hits

Huddersfield secured their Premier League status with a valiant 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge which significantly dented Chelsea’s slim top-four hopes.The Terriers drew at Manchester City on Sunday and claimed another point against City’s predecessors as champions after Laurent Depoitre stunned the hosts with an opportunist strike.Although Mathias Jorgensen’s attempted clearance ...Full Story »

Brighton & Hove Albion 1 - 0 Manchester United: Brighton secure Premier League safety as Gross goal downs United

Posted Saturday, May 05, 2018 by PA164 hits

Pascal Gross scored the goal which sank Manchester United 1-0 to guarantee Premier League football for Brighton next season.The German midfielder, Albion’s undisputed player of the year, fittingly hit his seventh goal of the season to take the Seagulls to the magic 40-point mark.United arrived on the south coast knowing a win would all-but seal second place for them, but a desperate disapp...Full Story »

Roy Hodgson says Crystal Palace are ‘on the cusp’ of safety

Posted Sunday, April 29, 2018 by PA71 hits

Roy Hodgson believes Crystal Palace’s 5-0 victory over Leicester has moved them to the “cusp” of preserving their Premier League status.Goals from Wilfried Zaha, James McArthur, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Patrick van Aanholt and Christian Benteke lifted Palace to 11th place, six points clear of the bottom three.The majority of the sides beneath the Eagles have games in hand but, even ...Full Story »

Mariners fighting for safety against promotion-chasing Notts County

Posted Thursday, April 26, 2018 by PA58 hits

Grimsby go into their final home game of the season knowing safety from relegation may be just 90 minutes away.With two games left they sit five points ahead of Barnet and may stick with the side that delivered them a priceless victory over Swindon last weekend.Ben Davies and Simeon Jackson are in contention should changes be required, but defender Zak Mills (hernia) is out.Siriki Dembele caught...Full Story »

Bardhi brace in Bilbao moves Levante closer to LaLiga safety

Posted Tuesday, April 24, 2018 by PA106 hits

Enis Bardhi scored from two free-kicks in three minutes to drag Levante to the brink of LaLiga safety with a 3-1 win at Athletic Bilbao.The Macedonia midfielder’s brace secured a vital away victory, creating a nine-point cushion over third-bottom Deportivo La Coruna with four games to play.Jose Luis Morales sealed the win with a last-minute strike laid on by Chema Rodriguez.Bardhi was book...Full Story »

Forest Green edge closer to safety while Chesterfield face the drop

Posted Sunday, April 22, 2018 by PA38 hits

Forest Green virtually rubber-stamped their League Two status, but Chesterfield are all but down as stoppage-time goals from substitute Dayle Grubb and Christian Doidge guided Rovers to a 4-1 victory.Jack Lester’s basement-boys were left to rue a raft of his missed chances and now face a huge fight to stave-off back-to-back relegations.Rovers took the lead in the 26th minute. Scott Laird a...Full Story »

Robinson relieved to claim first win as Oxford edge closer to safety

Posted Sunday, April 15, 2018 by PA45 hits

Boss Karl Robinson insisted Oxford’s vital 2-0 win over Southend – his first since taking charge – was not about him.The victory came after successive home games in which the U’s had failed to score, and lifted them to 50 points, seemingly clear now from the danger of relegation.James Henry fired Oxford in front in the sixth minute with a low shot after dribbling past two...Full Story »

Jim Bentley happy with Carlisle draw as Morecambe edge towards safety

Posted Sunday, April 15, 2018 by PA74 hits

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley was the happier of the tow bosses after seeing his side earn a 1-1 draw against Carlisle at the Globe Arena.While the point boosts Morecambe’s Sky Bet League Two survival hopes, Carlisle needed victory to maintain any serious play-off aspirations.Jamie Devitt gave Carlisle the lead from a superb free-kick against his former club but the hosts drew level on the...Full Story »

Last-gasp Ince winner lifts Terriers to brink of safety

Posted Sunday, April 15, 2018 by PA49 hits

Tom Ince struck a last-gasp winner to snatch Huddersfield a 1-0 home victory against Watford and give their survival hopes a major boost.Second-half substitute Ince side-footed home in the 90th minute to clinch the Terriers their first win in six Premier League games and move them seven points clear of the bottom three.Huddersfield’s sixth home win of the season lifted them up to 14th plac...Full Story »

Tigers move another step closer to safety

Posted Sunday, April 08, 2018 by PA68 hits

Hull moved one step closer to maintaining their Championship status for next season following a convincing 4-0 victory over 10-man QPR.Fellow strugglers Barnsley defeated Yorkshire rivals Sheffield United in the earlier kick-off to drag 18th-placed Hull back into the relegation battle prior to kick off – but a first win in four matches moved the Tigers seven points clear of the drop zone.T...Full Story »

Newcastle edge closer to safety with Leicester win

Posted Sunday, April 08, 2018 by PA82 hits

Newcastle took a giant leap towards Premier League survival with a 2-1 victory at Leicester.Jonjo Shelvey and Ayoze Perez scored fine goals to put the visitors in control but Jamie Vardy reduced the deficit late on to set up a tense finale at the King Power Stadium.Rafael Benitez’s side held on though for a third straight win while Leicester’s outside hopes of qualifying for the Euro...Full Story »

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