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Preston cruise to Lancashire derby victory over Wigan

Posted Sunday, August 11, 2019 by PA50 hits

Paul Gallagher’s stunner helped Preston pick up their first win of the season with an impressive 3-0 victory over Wigan in an entertaining Lancashire derby at Deepdale.After losing 1-0 away at Millwall on the opening day, Preston had too much for Paul Cook’s team, as first-half goals from Sean Maguire and Louis Moult set them on their way – before a brilliant second-half strike...Full Story »

Jacob Murphy and Steven Fletcher give Sheffield Wednesday derby victory

Posted Sunday, August 11, 2019 by PA54 hits

Sheffield Wednesday took all three points in this South Yorkshire derby as they beat Barnsley 2-0 thanks to a debut goal from Jacob Murphy and a fine Steven Fletcher strike.They have now won their opening two league matches of the season for the first time since the 1996/97 Premier League campaign.Both sides came in on the back of impressive opening day victories.Wednesday’s interim manage...Full Story »

Cairney stunner sets Fulham on their way to victory over Blackburn

Posted Sunday, August 11, 2019 by PA50 hits

A superb Tom Cairney goal helped Fulham record their first victory of the fledgling season with a comfortable 2-0 win over Blackburn Rovers at Craven Cottage.The Fulham captain, who endured a frustrating season in the Premier League, demonstrated the poise, positional sense and positivity which sets him apart at Championship level.He bestrode the game and capped a fine individual display with a ...Full Story »

Blackpool ease to victory at Southend

Posted Sunday, August 11, 2019 by PA32 hits

Simon Grayson maintained a perfect start on his return to Blackpool as three first-half goals saw the Seasiders cruise to a comfortable 3-1 win at Southend.The visitors scored a trio of strikes inside the opening 37 minutes and were able to secure all three points, despite having James Husband sent off on the hour mark.Blackpool, who beat Bristol Rovers last weekend, went in front after just nin...Full Story »

Bob McHugh hat-trick helps Morton to victory

Posted Saturday, August 10, 2019 by PA39 hits

Bob McHugh scored a hat-trick as Morton got their Ladbrokes Championship campaign off and running with a 4-1 victory over Alloa.The Ton lost their opening league game 4-2 against Ayr last weekend but bounced back to winning ways at Cappielow Park.McHugh gave Morton the lead in the fifth minute after good work from Nicky Cadden before Kevin Cawley equalised for Alloa midway through the first half...Full Story »

Andrew Nelson delivers victory for Dundee

Posted Saturday, August 10, 2019 by PA67 hits

Substitute Andrew Nelson scored the only goal as Dundee claimed their first win of the Scottish Championship season with a 1-0 victory over Ayr.Jamie Adams blocked Kane Hemmings’ shot in the ninth minute and Dee’s returning forward remained a threat.Hemmings had another shot blocked before half-time and almost got his head on Paul McGowan’s ball early in the second half.Nelson ...Full Story »

Sterling treble sees City launch title defence with thumping victory at West Ham

Posted Saturday, August 10, 2019 by PA72 hits

Raheem Sterling got Manchester City’s title defence off to a flying start with a hat-trick at West Ham as VAR made its mark in the Premier League for the first time.Gabriel Jesus struck in the first half and Sergio Aguero came off the bench to score a penalty in a thumping 5-0 win for the champions.However, City were denied another after a goal was disallowed by VAR for the first time in t...Full Story »

Leigh Griffiths free-kick helps Celtic rally to victory at Motherwell

Posted Saturday, August 10, 2019 by PA59 hits

Leigh Griffiths scored from a free-kick as Celtic recovered from an early setback to win 5-2 at Motherwell.Well were rewarded for a positive start with Liam Donnelly’s strike but Kristoffer Ajer netted his first goal in Scottish football two minutes later.The game remained in the balance until Griffiths netted from 22 yards out four minutes before the interval.Celtic took control in the se...Full Story »

Millar at the double in Linfield victory

Posted Wednesday, August 07, 2019 by PA37 hits

Kirk Millar struck twice as Linfield came from behind to take a crucial 2-1 away win from the first leg of their Europa League third qualifying round tie with Sutjeska.The Montenegrins had struck first when Damir Kojasevic curled in a free-kick in only the 11th minute as the sides played in baking hot conditions in Podgorica. But Millar brought Linfield level seven minutes before the break when ...Full Story »

Manchester City claim Community Shield with shoot-out victory over Liverpool

Posted Monday, August 05, 2019 by PA150 hits

Manchester City edged out last season’s title rivals Liverpool 5-4 on penalties to open the new domestic campaign with victory in the Community Shield.The two teams were separated by just one point in the Premier League last term and it took a shoot-out to split them in the season opener at Wembley as it was 1-1 after 90 minutes.Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo made the decisive intervention, savi...Full Story »

Ipswich boss Paul Lambert pleased to start the new season with victory at Burton

Posted Sunday, August 04, 2019 by PA69 hits

Ipswich manager Paul Lambert was happy to see his team get off to a winning start as they beat Burton 1-0 in Town’s first game in the third tier in over 60 years.It took just 11 minutes of the new season for relegated Ipswich to open the scoring as Danny Rowe fed the ball to Everton loanee Luke Garbutt and his effort deflected off John-Joe O’Toole and landed in the bottom corner.Lamb...Full Story »

Plymouth boss Lowe hails squad unity after victory over Crewe

Posted Sunday, August 04, 2019 by PA47 hits

Ryan Lowe marked his first game in charge of Plymouth with a emphatic win at one of his former clubs.Tasked with the job of securing Argyle’s swift return to League One, Lowe says the raft of former Bury players he had under his charge at Gigg Lane have helped to boost the spirit in the camp as well as his own close involvement with the squad.One of those ex-Shakers, defender Callum McFadz...Full Story »

Exeter boss Taylor admits luck led to victory over Macclesfield

Posted Sunday, August 04, 2019 by PA40 hits

Matt Taylor admitted his side profited from a huge slice of luck as Ryan Bowman’s 88th-minute strike handed Exeter a 1-0 win over Macclesfield.Nicky Law’s shot hit Bowman and flew into the net to get the Grecians off to a winning start.The goal came after Lee Martin blocked teammate’s Tom Parkes’ goalbound header on the line as the home side pressed for a second-half...Full Story »

Robins relishes victory as Coventry win at temporary home

Posted Sunday, August 04, 2019 by PA45 hits

Coventry manager Mark Robins hailed an “outstanding” victory over Southend at the Sky Blues’ new temporary home at St Andrew’s.A second-half Zain Westbrooke goal was enough to secure Coventry all three points.Robins said: “I thought it was really good. We’ve got a win here early on, which is outstanding. It was terrific and I’m really happy with the thre...Full Story »

Ferguson furious after ‘awful’ goals gift Fleetwood victory

Posted Sunday, August 04, 2019 by PA47 hits

Darren Ferguson bemoaned three “awful” goals conceded by his new-look backline as Peterborough’s superb opening-day run ended with a 3-1 home defeat by Fleetwood.Posh had won their last seven opening Sky Bet League One matches at home, but early goals from Harry Souttar and Josh Morris, and a late free-kick from Danny Andrew – all summer signings – sealed the win fo...Full Story »

Grayson warns that Blackpool’s victory over Bristol Rovers is ‘just the start’

Posted Sunday, August 04, 2019 by PA54 hits

Blackpool enjoyed a dream start to manager Simon Grayson’s second spell in charge and he warned there is a lot more to come after a 2-0 win over Bristol Rovers.The Seasiders scored a goal in each half at a packed Bloomfield Road, Jay Spearing from the spot just before the half-hour and Armand Gnanduillet with a diving header at the start of the second half.That was the perfect way to kick ...Full Story »

Halifax kick off campaign with convincing victory

Posted Sunday, August 04, 2019 by PA29 hits

Halifax opened their Vanarama National League season with a thumping 4-1 win at 10-man Ebbsfleet.The hosts lost captain Jack King to a red card just eight minutes in when he pulled back Toby Sho-Silva to deny a scoring chance, and Halifax took the lead moments later after Cameron King’s shot squirmed past goalkeeper Nathan Ashmore.Ashmore’s poor clearance almost gifted Cameron King a...Full Story »

Luke Garbutt scores as Ipswich begin life in third tier with victory at Burton

Posted Sunday, August 04, 2019 by PA62 hits

Ipswich showed no signs of a relegation hangover as they ran out 1-0 winners over 10-man Burton in their first game in the third tier for 62 years.There was no early season rustiness as both teams went full throttle for the whole 90 minutes.It took just 11 minutes of the new season for Ipswich to open the scoring as Danny Rowe fed the ball to Everton loanee Luke Garbutt and his effort deflected ...Full Story »

Elliott Whitehouse and Max Wright fire Grimsby to victory

Posted Sunday, August 04, 2019 by PA59 hits

Second-half goals from Elliott Whitehouse and Max Wright gave Grimsby a 2-0 victory at Morecambe in Sky Bet League Two.A close-range finish from Whitehouse in the 68th minute and an injury-time strike from substitute Wright was enough to give the Mariners the points.Midfielder Whitehouse opened the scoring with a bizarre goal. Morecambe’s defenders looked to play the offside trap from a ri...Full Story »

Late Clark Robertson goal lifts Rotherham to victory over AFC Wimbledon

Posted Sunday, August 04, 2019 by PA61 hits

Clark Robertson’s late goal gave Rotherham a deserved 2-1 win at AFC Wimbledon in their League One curtain-raiser.The Millers, who are among the promotion favourites following relegation from the Championship last season, looked like being held to a draw after Freddie Ladapo’s opener was cancelled out by Joe Pigott’s header after the break.But defender Robertson converted from ...Full Story »

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