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Reading vs Charlton Athletic - Meite could continue to lead the line for Reading

Posted Thursday, August 29, 2019 by PA163 hits

Yakou Meite could continue to lead Reading’s line in Saturday’s Championship clash with Charlton. The 23-year-old hit two late goals on his return from injury as Reading saw off Plymouth 4-2 in Tuesday’s Carabao Cup clash. Jordan Obita is edging back to full match fitness so could continue at left-back. Tyler Blackett is still a long-term absentee. Charlton boss Lee Bowye...Full Story »

Valverde demands more from Griezmann after Bilbao stun Barca

Posted Saturday, August 17, 2019 by PA181 hits

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has called on Antoine Griezmann to be more involved in games after the Catalan giants were beaten 1-0 by Athletic Bilbao in their LaLiga opener.Griezmann joined Barca from Atletico Madrid for 120million euros over the summer and was handed his debut at San Mames on Friday.However, he struggled to make an impact on the left of a front three in the first half and di...Full Story »

Athletic Bilbao 1 - 0 Barcelona: Athletic Aduriz makes stunning late impact against Barcelona

Posted Saturday, August 17, 2019 by PA124 hits

Aritz Aduriz consigned Barcelona to a 1-0 opening-day defeat at Athletic Bilbao with a spectacular overhead kick that belied his 38 years.The veteran forward, who will retire at the end of the season, had only been on the pitch for a minute when he met Ander Capa’s cross with an acrobatic volley to net an 89th-minute winner at San Mames.Defending champions Barca were without star man Lione...Full Story »

Blackburn Rovers vs Charlton Athletic - Williams missing for Blackburn ahead of Charlton clash

Posted Thursday, August 01, 2019 by PA185 hits

Blackburn will be without defender Derrick Williams for their Sky Bet Championship season opener against Charlton on Saturday.Williams has been out of action in pre-season because of a calf issue.Sam Hart and Jacob Davenport are set to miss the clash at Ewood Park due to injury as well, and it is expected Dominic Samuel, who has been recovering from a serious knee problem, will not be involved e...Full Story »

Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao - Zidane refusing to talk about anything but the present

Posted Saturday, April 20, 2019 by PA138 hits

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane will not let speculation surrounding a summer overhaul of his squad deflect focus from delivering a strong finish to the LaLiga campaign. After crashing out of the Champions League to Ajax and long being way behind Barcelona in the title race, there appears little left for Los Blancos to play for. Reports continue of just what transfer dealings Zidane w...Full Story »

Leeds United vs Wigan Athletic - Leeds set to be unchanged against Wigan

Posted Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by PA127 hits

Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa expects to name an unchanged side for the clash with Wigan at Elland Road. Centre-back Liam Cooper is still struggling to recover from the muscle strain he sustained in the build-up to Saturday’s win over Sheffield Wednesday. But Bielsa reported no new injury problems for the game and will look to keep changes to a minimum as Leeds look to cement their p...Full Story »

Wigan Athletic vs Norwich City - Wigan midfielder Powell poised to be fit

Posted Friday, April 12, 2019 by PA119 hits

Relegation-battlers Wigan hope to have midfielder Nick Powell available for Sunday’s visit of Sky Bet Championship leaders Norwich. Powell was taken off at half-time in the midweek defeat at Hull as a precaution due to an unspecified fitness problem, however, Latics boss Paul Cook has confirmed he should be involved. Former Canaries winger Anthony Pilkington remains doubtful, while mid...Full Story »

Hull City vs Wigan Athletic - Adkins to choose from same squad as Hull bid for play-offs

Posted Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by PA137 hits

Hull boss Nigel Adkins is expected to choose from an unchanged squad for the home game against Wigan. The Tigers have reported no new injuries following Saturday’s home win against Reading and defender Angus MacDonald (deep vein thrombosis) is their only long-term absentee. Skipper Markus Henriksen returned from suspension against Reading and Dan Batty, who dropped to the bench, is pus...Full Story »

Athletic Bilbao edge narrow win over Girona to rise to eighth in LaLiga

Posted Saturday, March 30, 2019 by PA88 hits

Athletic Bilbao continued their rise up the LaLiga standings with a 2-1 comeback victory over Girona at the Estadi Montilivi.Bilbao were just three points above the relegation zone last month, but Friday’s win has lifted them level with seventh-placed Valencia on 40 points – just three off the European places.A fourth win in six games looked someway off for the Basque outfit, however...Full Story »

Blackburn Rovers vs Wigan Athletic - Charlie Mulgrew ruled out against Wigan

Posted Monday, March 11, 2019 by PA116 hits

Blackburn captain Charlie Mulgrew has been ruled out of Tuesday’s match against Wigan at Ewood Park. The defender limped out of the 1-0 loss at Preston on Saturday having sustained a hamstring problem. Jack Rodwell, who was not involved in that game due to a similar injury, remains sidelined, as does Darragh Lenihan (knee). Tony Mowbray’s Rovers, 17th in the Sky Bet Championship...Full Story »

Raul Garcia earns point for Athletic Bilbao in draw with Espanyol

Posted Saturday, March 09, 2019 by PA104 hits

Raul Garcia struck 10 minutes from time for Athletic Bilbao as they held Espanyol to a 1-1 draw at San Mames.Facundo Ferreyra scored his first goal since joining Espanyol from Benfica on a deal until June 2020 in the January transfer window, slotting low beyond Bilbao goalkeeper Iago Herrerin in the ninth minute.Bilbao were seemingly heading towards their second defeat in a row – having lo...Full Story »

Reading vs Wigan Athletic - Reading injury woes mount ahead of Wigan clash

Posted Thursday, March 07, 2019 by PA113 hits

Reading have mounting injury concerns ahead of the Sky Bet Championship match against Wigan.On-loan Norwich forward Nelson Oliveira picked up a hamstring problem in last weekend’s win at Ipswich, and has been ruled out by Royals boss Jose Gomes.Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, on loan from Arsenal, will be assessed on an ankle injury suffered during the warm-up at Portman Road, where he ...Full Story »

Derby County vs Wigan Athletic - Lampard adamant Derby are not in crisis

Posted Tuesday, March 05, 2019 by PA200 hits

Frank Lampard insists there is no “crisis” at Derby despite their recent run of results.The Rams have lost their last three Championship games and have won just one of their last six league fixtures.However, Lampard’s team are still seventh in the table and just three points off a play-off spot ahead of four consecutive home games, beginning with Wigan on Tuesday night.“I...Full Story »

Wigan Athletic vs Stoke City - Danny Fox missing with concussion as Wigan host Stoke

Posted Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by PA115 hits

Wigan will be without Danny Fox against Stoke. The defender, who joined the Latics last month from Nottingham Forest, suffered a head injury against Rotherham on Saturday and lost consciousness, meaning he will not be available against until the game with Ipswich on February 23, to due concussion protocol. Captain Sam Morsy is back in contention after serving a suspension, while Lee Evans is...Full Story »

Ter Stegen saves lacklustre Barcelona during goalless draw at Athletic Bilbao

Posted Monday, February 11, 2019 by PA130 hits

Marc-Andre Ter Stegen produced two fine saves to deny Athletic Bilbao victory as a lacklustre Barcelona were held to a goalless draw at the Estadio San Mames.Ter Stegen turned away Markel Susaeta’s arcing shot before the break and that produced a superb reflex stop to repel Inaki Williams’ effort from point-blank range as time ran down on a night when the LaLiga leaders were unable t...Full Story »

Athletic Bilbao 0 Barcelona 0: Valverde's men held despite Messi's return to starting XI

Posted Monday, February 11, 2019 by Goal.com147 hits

Barcelona drew for the third match in a row on Sunday, as Athletic Bilbao claimed a 0-0 draw against them at San Mames.Lionel Messi's return to the starting line-up was not enough to prevent Barcelona drawing a third successive match across all competitions, as Athletic Bilbao held out for a 0-0 stalemate at San Mames in LaLiga. Argentina superstar Messi was only named among the substitutes f...Full Story »

Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona - Messi set to start for Barcelona

Posted Sunday, February 10, 2019 by PA187 hits

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde will have star striker Lionel Messi back for Barcelona’s trip to Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.The Argentinian was only fit enough to come off the bench in Barcelona’s 1-1 draw against Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday after suffering a thigh injury.Valverde is expected to be cautious with Messi, as the Champions League last-16 first leg against...Full Story »

Crawley Town vs Oldham Athletic AFC - Meite and Willock pushing for Crawley debuts

Posted Friday, February 08, 2019 by PA177 hits

Ibrahim Meite and Matty Willock are pushing for Crawley debuts in the Sky Bet League Two match with Oldham.Forward Meite rejoined the Red Devils on a free transfer from Cardiff on February 1, while Manchester United loanee Willock was an unused substitute in last week’s 1-1 draw at Bury.Crawley manager Gabriele Cioffi, however, has no fresh selection concerns and may name an unchanged star...Full Story »

Charlton Athletic vs Southend United - Bauer and Taylor banned for Southend clash

Posted Friday, February 08, 2019 by PA146 hits

Charlton are without the suspended Patrick Bauer and Lyle Taylor for Saturday’s League One visit of Southend.Central defender Bauer misses out following his red card against Fleetwood, leaving Lee Bowyer’s team short, with Jason Pearce also out with a foot injury.In their absence, the on-loan Krystian Bielik is expected to start.With Taylor still out, deadline-day signing Josh Parker...Full Story »

Nottingham Forest vs Wigan Athletic - Danny Fox return increases Forest options for Wigan clash

Posted Thursday, January 24, 2019 by PA164 hits

Danny Fox is back in contention for Nottingham Forest as they prepare to host Wigan. Fox’s return after a one-match ban slightly eases manager Martin O’Neill’s defensive problems, although Tendayi Darikwa is still suspended and Michael Dawson and Michael Hefele remain injured, while Tobias Figueiredo is also struggling. O’Neill’s first game in charge did not go ...Full Story »

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