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Karanka admits Forest are feeling the pressure

Posted Sunday, February 11, 2018 by PA64 hits

Aitor Karanka says Nottingham Forest must learn to cope with the pressure of playing in the Championship – and particularly at the City Ground – after struggling Hull condemned them to a fifth consecutive home defeat.A ninth-minute goal from Jon Toral – moments after he failed to score from the penalty spot – and Harry Wilson’s finish eight minutes before half-time ...Full Story »

Leaders Wigan become latest side to fall to Chris Powell’s Southend

Posted Sunday, February 11, 2018 by PA53 hits

Sky Bet League One leaders Wigan suffered a shock 3-1 defeat at Southend as Chris Powell continued his fantastic start as Shrimpers boss.Powell, who has become the first permanent Southend boss to win his first three games in charge, saw his side go in front after just three minutes when Michael Turner headed home a right-wing free-kick from Stephen McLaughlin.Southend went further in front in t...Full Story »

Armand Gnanduillet nets late leveller as Blackpool claim Walsall point

Posted Sunday, February 11, 2018 by PA56 hits

Armand Gnanduillet’s last-gasp strike rescued a 2-2 draw for Blackpool and denied Walsall all three points at Bloomfield Road. Walsall opened the scoring midway through the first half through Joe Edwards, who finished off a well-worked passing move by netting a composed finish from inside the penalty area. Nathan Delfouneso then levelled for Blackpool after 37 minutes when he fired home fr...Full Story »

Matt Taylor strike sees Swindon end Mansfield run

Posted Sunday, February 11, 2018 by PA41 hits

Matt Taylor finished off a wonderful team goal as Swindon overcame promotion rivals Mansfield 1-0 at the County Ground.Taylor powered home the winner following good work from Keshi Anderson and Timi Elsnik in a swift Robins’ counter attack.Swindon’s victory ended Mansfield’s nine-match unbeaten run in League Two and saw David Flitcroft’s side leapfrog the Stags.The away s...Full Story »

Motherwell through to Scottish Cup quarter-finals

Posted Sunday, February 11, 2018 by PA68 hits

Craig Tanner netted his third goal against Dundee this season as Motherwell progressed to the William Hill Scottish Cup quarter-finals with a 2-0 victory at Dens Park.But home goalkeeper Elliott Parish will bemoan his part in Dundee’s defeat after allowing Tanner’s 30th-minute strike to squeeze underneath his body and making a poor decision for the second goal.Parish raced off his li...Full Story »

Northampton claim much-needed victory at relegation rivals Wimbledon

Posted Sunday, February 11, 2018 by PA34 hits

Daniel Powell’s second-half goal sealed three vital points as Northampton claimed a 3-1 victory on the road over fellow League One strugglers AFC Wimbledon.This was the Cobblers’ fourth win in six games and it allowed them to move three points clear of the relegation zone and above the Dons, who are now just one point above fourth-bottom Oldham.Northampton were awarded an early penal...Full Story »

Peterborough denied away win by late Max Ehmer leveller

Posted Sunday, February 11, 2018 by PA55 hits

Max Ehmer scored three minutes into stoppage time to earn Gillingham a hard-fought 1-1 draw against Peterborough.Danny Lloyd’s 12th goal of the season, a volley from 10 yards after 67 minutes that went through Gills goalkeeper Tomas Holy’s legs, looked like giving the Posh their first away league win since Boxing Day.But centre-back Ehmer fired under former Gills loanee Jonathan Bond...Full Story »

Wrexham knocked off the top after being held by Halifax

Posted Sunday, February 11, 2018 by PA29 hits

Wrexham slipped from top spot in the Vanarama National League after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Halifax at the Racecourse Ground.Macclesfield’s 2-1 win over Guiseley saw them leapfrog the Dragons and claim a two-point lead at the summit.Scott Boden scored the opener for Wrexham when he met Kevin Roberts’ cross with an accurate header to find the corner of the goal in the 19th min...Full Story »

Below-par Ipswich held by battling Burton

Posted Sunday, February 11, 2018 by PA40 hits

Ipswich missed the chance to catch up with the chasing pack in the Sky Bet Championship with a dismal 0-0 draw against bottom club Burton.Former Tractor Boys striker Darren Bent had the best chance of the game for the visitors in front of the lowest attendance of the season at Portman Road – 13,815. The Brewers had a penalty appeal waved away by referee David Webb when the ball struck Jona...Full Story »

Alex Nicholls nicks late win for relegation-threatened Barnet

Posted Sunday, February 11, 2018 by PA175 hits

Alex Nicholls scored an injury-time winner against Notts County to secure a first win of 2018 for Sky Bet League Two basement side Barnet.Nicholls’ goal, which came in the third minute of stoppage time, was a powerful effort from the edge of the area.Ruben Bover had a shot saved and Noor Husin fired wide from 12 yards in the early stages of the game.The end-to-end start continued with Jona...Full Story »

Alex Jakubiak’s double helps Falkirk down Cove Rangers

Posted Sunday, February 11, 2018 by PA45 hits

Alex Jakubiak scored twice as Falkirk sealed their place in the William Hill Scottish Cup quarter-finals with a 3-1 victory at Cove Rangers.Jakubiak slotted Falkirk into a second-minute lead but moments later the Highland Football League side were level when Mitch Megginson fired past Conor Hazard.The Bairns almost fell behind midway through the first half when Hazard and Paul Watson were involv...Full Story »

Elliott Romain scores late winner for Torquay

Posted Sunday, February 11, 2018 by PA41 hits

Elliott Romain netted a late winner to help National League strugglers Torquay to a much-needed 2-1 win at Maidenhead.The on-loan Dagenham forward claimed his second goal in four appearances for the club when he lashed the ball home five minutes from time.Sam Barratt, looking to score for a third successive game, went close to giving Maidenhead a 26th minute lead, his effort hitting the angle of...Full Story »

Chris Wilder relieved after Sheffield United return to winning ways

Posted Sunday, February 11, 2018 by PA73 hits

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder felt his side’s promotion bid was back on track after responding to successive Championship defeats with a 2-1 victory over Yorkshire rivals Leeds.Billy Sharp scored twice against his former club, either side of Pierre-Michel Lasogga’s header early in the second half, as new Leeds boss Paul Heckingbottom started his reign with a defeat.Sharp open...Full Story »

Forrest cuts down spirited Thistle with hat-trick as Celtic’s cup run continues

Posted Saturday, February 10, 2018 by PA64 hits

James Forrest grabbed himself a hat-trick as Celtic overcame Partick 3-2 in their William Hill Scottish Cup fifth-round clash at Parkhead.In a whirlwind start to the lunchtime encounter the Hoops winger scored twice in the opening 10 minutes before a mistake by defender Jozo Simunovic allowed Jags striker Kris Doolan to pull one back.It looked done and dusted when Forrest fired in his third in t...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Getafe - Barcelona return focus to LaLiga after reaching another Copa del Rey final

Posted Saturday, February 10, 2018 by PA255 hits

Ernesto Valverde has urged Barcelona to put their Copa del Rey exploits to the back of their minds when they return to LaLiga action against Getafe on Sunday. Barca reached a record fifth consecutive final on Thursday night, beating Valencia 2-0 at the Mestalla to secure a 3-0 aggregate victory. With the final not taking place until April 21, Barcelona can now turn their attention to other ...Full Story »

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger swipes at Harry Kane and Dele Alli ahead of north London derby clash

Posted Saturday, February 10, 2018 by hits

Arsene Wenger is not happy with the state of diving in the Premier League this season ARSENAL boss Arsene Wenger has taken a pop at Tottenham duo Harry Kane and Dele Alli ahead of Saturday's north London derby clash. Arsenal take on Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday (12.30pm) and will be hoping to secure back-to-back wins against their rivals. The Gunners ran out 2-0 winners at the Emirates ea...Full Story »

Chelsea coach Antonio Conte dealt new hammer blow: Alvaro Morata could be out for the season

Posted Saturday, February 10, 2018 by hits

Alvaro Morata could be out for the rest of the season CHELSEA were hit with another hammer blow with fears that £60million striker Alvaro Morata could be out for the rest of the season. Manager Antonio Conte has come under major pressure after battling with the Chelsea board over transfer policy while losing three of their last four games. Top scorer Morata, who has 12 goals this season,...Full Story »

Arsene Wenger regrets not selling Alexis Sanchez sooner

Posted Saturday, February 10, 2018 by ESPN187 hits

Alexis Sanchez chose to join Manchester United over Man City. Arsene Wenger has admitted Arsenal should have sold Alexis Sanchez last summer, even without the self-imposed requirement of finding a replacement. The Chile international moved to Manchester United last month after a prolonged summer transfer saga saw Arsenal pull out of a proposed deal with Manchester City because a deal for Monac...Full Story »

Chelsea vs West Brom - Tiemoue Bakayoko banned for Chelsea clash with West Brom

Posted Saturday, February 10, 2018 by PA191 hits

Chelsea will be without suspended midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko for Monday’s Premier League meeting with West Brom.The France international serves a one-game ban following his dismissal at Watford.Striker Olivier Giroud could make his first start since moving from Arsenal, but centre-back Andreas Christensen (hamstring) faces a late fitness test and forward Alvaro Morata (back) remains sidel...Full Story »

Huddersfield duo face late fitness tests ahead of Bournemouth clash

Posted Saturday, February 10, 2018 by PA92 hits

Huddersfield pair Christopher Schindler and Laurent Depoitre face late fitness tests before Sunday’s home game against Bournemouth.Central defender Schindler and striker Depoitre both sustained ankle injuries in last week’s defeat at Manchester United and missed the midweek FA Cup replay win at Birmingham.Full-back Tommy Smith (concussion) misses out, but Alex Pritchard returns to co...Full Story »

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