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Johnnie Jackson says AFC Wimbledon must focus on themselves after latest scalp

Posted Sunday, February 11, 2024 by PA13 hits

AFC Wimbledon manager Johnnie Jackson says his side are focusing only on themselves after claiming a “deserved” win over high-flying Barrow to remain firmly in the mix for the play-off places in League Two.The Dons sent second-placed Mansfield home pointless two weeks ago and were also too strong for the Bluebirds, who arrived at Plough Lane third in the table, as first-half goals fr...Full Story »

AFC Wimbledon beat fellow promotion hopefuls Barrow with first-half brace

Posted Sunday, February 11, 2024 by PA11 hits

AFC Wimbledon kept up their push for a League Two play-off spot thanks to a dominant 2-0 victory over fellow promotion chasers Barrow at Plough Lane.First-half goals from Ronan Curtis and Omar Bugiel lifted the Dons up to eighth in the table while the Bluebirds, who had Jamie Proctor sent off late on, dropped out of the automatic promotion places and down to fourth.Wimbledon were ahead after 16 ...Full Story »

Rodrigo Muniz bags brace as Fulham return to winning ways against Bournemouth

Posted Sunday, February 11, 2024 by PA14 hits

Rodrigo Muniz scored a brace as Fulham claimed their first Premier League win of the year with a 3-1 victory over Bournemouth at Craven Cottage.Muniz was given the nod over January loan signing Armando Broja and scored twice, while Bobby De Cordova-Reid and Cherries defender Marcos Senesi also got in on the act.Muniz, who scored his first-ever Premier League goal in last week’s 2-2 draw wi...Full Story »

AFC Fylde step up National League survival fight with Eastleigh victory

Posted Sunday, February 11, 2024 by PA14 hits

AFC Fylde stepped up their National League survival fight as they held on for a much-needed 2-1 win over Eastleigh at the Silverlake Stadium.Josh Kay and Nick Haughton scored either side of half-time to get the visitors off to a flying start in their bid to claim a third-straight win.Scott Quigley had an effort disallowed for the hosts – who went into the game without a win in seven &ndash...Full Story »

Nigeria beat South Africa on penalties to reach AFCON final after VAR drama

Posted Thursday, February 08, 2024 by PA20 hits

Nigeria reached an eighth Africa Cup of Nations final after winning a drama-fuelled last-four clash with South Africa on penalties.Goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali was the hero for Nigeria after he saved efforts by Teboho Mokoena and Evidence Makgopa in a 4-2 shoot-out win, which only told half the story of an extraordinary clash where VAR was at the forefront of the action.Nigeria thought they had bo...Full Story »

Callum Hudson-Odoi earns much-needed Forest point in draw at 10-man Bournemouth

Posted Monday, February 05, 2024 by PA23 hits

Callum Hudson-Odoi struck late in the first half of Nottingham Forest’s 1-1 Premier League draw at 10-man Bournemouth to secure a vital point for his relegation-threatened side.Justin Kluivert gave the hosts an early lead, but the sides were back on level terms after Hudson-Odoi curled in the equaliser on the stroke of half-time.His afternoon came to a premature end, however, when substitu...Full Story »

Bradford winless league run continues as AFC Wimbledon earn point

Posted Sunday, February 04, 2024 by PA12 hits

Bradford’s winless run in League Two stretched to eight games after a goalless draw at home to AFC Wimbledon.The hosts had the better of the first half on a difficult pitch at Valley Parade.Wimbledon goalkeeper Alex Bass, who had a loan spell at Bradford in 2022, saved from Alex Gilliead and Harry Chapman.Chapman also bent a free-kick just wide and then set up Richie Smallwood, only for hi...Full Story »

AFC Fylde on the charge after another National League win

Posted Sunday, February 04, 2024 by PA12 hits

AFC Fylde extended their unbeaten National League run to five games with a 3-1 victory at fellow strugglers Dorking.Jonathan Ustabasi scored a first-half brace before Connor Ellis Barrett’s 71st-minute strike made it four wins in five matches.The Coasters took a 1-0 lead in the 37th minute after Ustabasi scored from close range and he then grabbed another in first half added time.Fylde mad...Full Story »

Nigeria through to AFCON semi-finals as Ademola Lookman goal downs Angola

Posted Saturday, February 03, 2024 by PA24 hits

Nigeria edged past Angola 1-0 to reach the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals thanks to a first-half goal from Ademola Lookman.The former Fulham and Everton winger crashed home the only goal of the game in the 41st minute as the Super Eagles, chasing a fourth AFCON title, came up against a determined resistance in Abidjan.Jose Peseiro’s side will face the winner of Cape Verde against South ...Full Story »

Kalvin Phillips makes costly debut error as West Ham draw with Bournemouth

Posted Friday, February 02, 2024 by PA27 hits

Kalvin Phillips endured a nightmare West Ham debut after gifting Bournemouth a goal with almost his first touch in claret and blue.The England midfielder, whose loan switch from Manchester City was arguably the most high-profile deal in this transfer window, inadvertently set up Dominic Solanke to score with less than three minutes gone.Fortunately for West Ham, a James Ward-Prowse penalty in th...Full Story »

Andre Onana to quit Cameroon again?! Man Utd star considering international future following miserable AFCON where goalkeeper was benched twice amid Samuel Eto'o feud

Posted Wednesday, January 31, 2024 by Goal.com37 hits

Andre Onana is 'considering' his international future again due to barely playing for Cameroon at AFCON amid a feud with FA president Samuel Eto'o. WHAT HAPPENED?The goalkeeper played just once in his country's four games in the Africa Cup of Nations as they fell to Nigeria in the last 16 of the competition on Saturday. Now, the Daily Mail claims the 27-year-old's lack of game time and an ong...Full Story »

Egypt suffer more AFCON shoot-out agony as DR Congo keeper nets winning penalty

Posted Monday, January 29, 2024 by PA21 hits

Egypt suffered more Africa Cup of Nations shoot-out heartache as goalkeeper Lionel Mpasi scored the winning penalty to send DR Congo through to the quarter-finals.All four of the Pharaohs’ knockout games in the 2021 tournament required additional time, culminating in a spot-kick defeat to Senegal in the final.And, after a 1-1 draw following extra-time, they went the same way in San Pedro w...Full Story »

Johnnie Jackson understands Jurgen Klopp decision after late AFC Wimbledon drama

Posted Sunday, January 28, 2024 by PA15 hits

AFC Wimbledon boss Johnnie Jackson said he understands why Jurgen Klopp wants to take a break from management after Ronan Curtis snatched a last-gasp 2-1 win against 10-man Mansfield.The former Portsmouth winger, making his debut for the Dons, tapped home in the sixth minute of stoppage time to end a three-game winless run.It had looked as if high-flying Mansfield, playing with 10 men for 70 min...Full Story »

AFC Fylde stun Bromley

Posted Sunday, January 28, 2024 by PA13 hits

Struggling AFC Fylde stunned second-placed Bromley 1-0 to record a major Vanarama National League upset.Danny Ormerod raced on to Danny Whitehead’s 11th-minute through ball to score his third goal in four games.Corey Whitely had the ball in the net for Bromley in the first half but he was ruled offside.Ormerod was close to a second for Fylde, who remain 22nd and in the relegation zone, as ...Full Story »

AFC Wimbledon leave it late as Ronan Curtis ends 10-man Mansfield’s resistance

Posted Sunday, January 28, 2024 by PA15 hits

Ronan Curtis’ last-gasp strike snatched AFC Wimbledon a 2-1 win against 10-man Mansfield in their League Two clash at Plough Lane.Jordan Bowery was sent off midway through a first half that ended with Omar Bugiel making a goalscoring return to SW17.Will Swan stunned the home support in the second half, but Curtis had the final say in the sixth minute of stoppage time.The Stags were reduced...Full Story »

Bournemouth sink Swans with five-star first half show to reach last 16 of FA Cup

Posted Friday, January 26, 2024 by PA21 hits

David Brooks’ classy display was the catalyst for Bournemouth thrashing Swansea 5-0 to become the first team to book their place in the FA Cup fifth round.Wales international Brooks scored one goal and provided two assists as the Cherries racked up their biggest FA Cup win against a Football League side since beating Bristol Rovers 6-1 in the 1927-28 season.Both teams made five changes fro...Full Story »

Luke Williams accepts blame for Swansea’s FA Cup humbling at Bournemouth

Posted Friday, January 26, 2024 by PA23 hits

Bournemouth manager Andoni Iraola admitted man-of-the-match David Brooks came up with the perfect answer to being left out of his team during the 5-0 FA Cup thrashing of Swansea.Wales international Brooks made the most of a rare start this season by scoring one goal and making two more as the Cherries cruised into round five on Thursday night.Iraola said: “The wing position is where we hav...Full Story »

South Africa reach AFCON last 16 as Tunisia crash out after goalless draw

Posted Thursday, January 25, 2024 by PA16 hits

South Africa advanced to the Africa Cup of Nations last 16 with Tunisia crashing out as the sides played out a goalless draw in their final Group E match in Korhogo.Tunisia substitute Haythem Jouini headed over from a great position late on as the 2004 champions failed to secure the win they required to keep their campaign alive.While Jalel Kadri’s side finish bottom of the group with two ...Full Story »

Algeria crash out as Mauritania earn shock first-ever win to advance at AFCON

Posted Wednesday, January 24, 2024 by PA15 hits

Algeria crashed out of the Africa Cup of Nations as Mohamed Dellahi’s first-half goal proved enough to earn Mauritania a shock first-ever 1-0 win in the tournament and a ticket to the last 16.Dellahi punished some lax defending in the 36th minute and – despite a second-half onslaught – two-time tournament winners Algeria could not find a response as they finished bottom of thei...Full Story »

MK Dons ease to win over nine-man AFC Wimbledon

Posted Wednesday, January 24, 2024 by PA12 hits

Dan Kemp’s first goal for MK Dons set the hosts on their way to a 3-1 victory over nine-man AFC Wimbledon that lifted them up to sixth in League Two.Three goals in the first 22 minutes were enough for MK Dons to see off their bitter rivals, who had Huseyin Biler and Paul Kalambayi sent off in the second half for professional fouls on Max Dean.The hosts were ahead in the 10th minute when Jo...Full Story »

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