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Bruce unhappy with Bent charity

Posted Monday, September 28, 2009 by PA

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce was not a happy man after leading scorer Darren Bent handed his penalty-taking job over to Kenwyne Jones.The former Tottenham striker had already converted a ninth-minute spot-kick when he won a second three minutes into the second half.However, with Jones pleading for the ball, he handed it over and the Trinidad and Tobago international duly dispatched it.Bruce, whos...Full Story »

Ancelotti acknowledges bad performance

Posted Monday, September 28, 2009 by PA

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti admitted his side under-achieved at Wigan, where their 100% record came to an unexpected end.The home side chalked up their first victory against one of the top four at the 35th time of asking in a Premier League match.Goals from Titus Bramble, Hugo Rodallega (penalty) and Paul Scharner stunned Chelsea, who have been overtaken by Manchester United at the top of th...Full Story »

Keane hits four in five-star show

Posted Monday, September 28, 2009 by PA

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp saw Robbie Keane score four goals against Burnley but insisted no striker at White Hart Lane is guaranteed a starting place.Redknapp had the option of keeping Peter Crouch in his starting XI after the England striker's midweek hat-trick against Preston in the Carling Cup - but his decision to partner Keane with Jermain Defoe was vindicated.Keane scored the opener fr...Full Story »

Moyes backs Hart to keep Pompey afloat

Posted Monday, September 28, 2009 by PA

David Moyes backed Paul Hart to steer Portsmouth out of trouble after Everton condemned the Barclays Premier League's bottom club to a seventh successive defeat.French striker Louis Saha struck in the 42nd minute to stretch Everton's winning run to four matches but the visitors rode their luck, especially in the second half.Pompey missed a host of chances and remain anchored to the foot of the t...Full Story »

Wenger impressed by rookie keeper

Posted Monday, September 28, 2009 by PA

Arsene Wenger gave rookie goalkeeper Vito Mannone "10 out of 10" for an inspired display which helped Arsenal record a hard-fought 1-0 win at Fulham.The 21-year-old Italian has been standing in for regular stopper Manuel Almunia, currently laid low by a virus.Mannone produced a string of superb displays through Saturday evening's Barclays Premier League clash at Craven Cottage, which was settled...Full Story »

Allardyce elated by late show

Posted Monday, September 28, 2009 by PA

Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce admitted he was ready to settle for a draw before David Dunn's late penalty sealed three points over Aston Villa at Ewood Park.Dunn's winner capped a stirring comeback from Rovers, who had fallen behind to Gabriel Agbonlahor's third-minute strike then saw Vince Grella sent off for two bookable offences.Allardyce said: "I would have been happy with a draw but I'm glad...Full Story »

Megson's delight over sub

Posted Monday, September 28, 2009 by PA

Bolton manager Gary Megson praised the "quality finishing" of substitute Chung-Yong Lee after his late winner against Birmingham at St Andrews.The Korean international looked like being the villain when he lost possession in the build-up to Birmingham's 85th minute equaliser from Kevin Phillips.But the summer signing from FC Seoul made amends two minutes later when he was first to react after a ...Full Story »

QPR manager Jim Magilton criticised playmaker Akos Buzsaky after his side stumbled into the third round of the Carling Cup with a 2-1 win at home to Accrington.

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

The Hungarian was among several Rangers players who struggled before Hogan Ephraim and Wayne Routledge scored to see off the League Two side, who pulled a goal back through Michael Symes.Buzsaky and Rowan Vine recently returned from long-term injuries, and Magilton said: "We've got to give them time and we know they're very good players."Vine was better but `Buz' gave the ball away cheaply. I wa...Full Story »

Irvine impressed by Preston start

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Alan Irvine is revelling in his Preston side's dream start to the new campaign which continued with a 2-1 win over Leicester in the Carling Cup at Deepdale.A brace from striker Chris Brown made it five wins and one draw from North End's six matches so far and it is a better beginning to the season than Irvine could have hoped for."I would have taken this start if it had been offered to me before...Full Story »

Adams ecstatic as Vale progress

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Port Vale boss Micky Adams admitted knocking his old foes Sheffield Wednesday out of the Carling Cup will take some topping, whoever his team draw in round three.Adams was not so pleased when Vale ousted Sheffield United, the team he supported as a boy and still holds close to his heart, in round one.But he was cock-a-hoop after a 2-0 win which described as a "magnificent team performance" again...Full Story »

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