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Pompey keep FA Cup dream alive

Posted Sunday, January 24, 2010 by PA

Cash-strapped Portsmouth kept their dreams of a financially-lucrative return to Wembley alive after defeating Sunderland 2-1 to book a spot in the FA Cup fifth Round.With hundreds of supporters protesting furiously against the club's board outside the ground prior to kick-off, and the stadium almost half empty, it is clear all is not well at Fratton Park.But a brilliant brace from Nigerian midfi...Full Story »

Everton suffer Blues Cup knock-out

Posted Sunday, January 24, 2010 by PA

Birmingham stretched their unbeaten run to 15 matches as they battled their way into the FA Cup fifth round following a 2-1 victory over Everton at Goodison Park.The Blues led 2-0 at the break thanks to fine goals from Christian Benitez and Barry Ferguson.But after substitute Leon Osman had hauled Everton back into the match in the second period, the Midlanders were forced to defend for their li...Full Story »

County denied FA Cup upset

Posted Sunday, January 24, 2010 by PA

Notts County found themselves just seven minutes away from causing a major FA Cup upset, only for Wigan to avoid severe embarrassment claiming a 2-2 draw courtesy of a rousing second-half comeback.The financially-troubled Coca-Cola League Two club were in dreamland heading into the break on the back of goals from star striker Lee Hughes and Ben Davies. But the Barclays Premier League outfit spar...Full Story »

Four-star Rooney sends United top

Posted Sunday, January 24, 2010 by PA

Wayne Rooney scored four times to send Manchester United top of the Barclays Premier League following their 4-0 victory over Hull. Rooney put United in front after just seven minutes amid a backdrop of anti-Glazer chants. And, after coming through some worrying moments in the second period, two goals in three minutes from the England star completed his fourth United hat-trick before he added...Full Story »

Royals cause another shock

Posted Saturday, January 23, 2010 by PA

Reading produced another FA Cup upset as Gylfi Sigurdsson's late goal gave them a 1-0 victory over Burnley at the Madejski Stadium. The Royals had won a replay at Liverpool in the last round, and added another Barclays Premier League scalp after a battling second-half display. Sigurdsson, who had been a doubt because of a foot injury, latched onto a long ball into the penalty area with just thre...Full Story »

Chelsea ease through

Posted Saturday, January 23, 2010 by PA

Goals from Nicolas Anelka and Daniel Sturridge saw Chelsea safely through to the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 2-0 win over Preston at Deepdale. Anelka made the breakthrough in the 36th minute but Darren Carter should have equalised for Preston only to send his shot the wrong side of the post from close range. That proved to be the turning point with Sturridge extending Chelsea's lead in the ...Full Story »

Arsenal's Senderos set for Everton loan

Posted Saturday, January 23, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON (AFP) - Arsenal's Swiss defender Philippe Senderos is set to join Premiership rivals Everton on loan until the end of the season, according to the Goodison Park club. The 24-year-old Swiss international joined the Gunners in December 2002, but has found himself surplus to requirements and spent last season on loan at Serie A side AC Milan. A statement on Everton's website, www.evertonfc...Full Story »

Senderos set for Everton move

Posted Saturday, January 23, 2010 by PA

Everton have agreed a deal with Arsenal to bring in defender Philippe Senderos on loan until the end of the campaign, the Goodison Park club have announced.The 24-year-old Swiss international joined the Gunners in December 2002, but has found himself surplus to requirements and spent last season on loan at AC Milan. A statement on Everton's website, www.evertonfc.com, confirmed the deal is expec...Full Story »

We must keep momentum going - Wenger

Posted Saturday, January 23, 2010 by PA

Arsene Wenger has no doubts his battle-weary Arsenal squad have the strength to maintain their challenge for honours on all fronts.The Gunners boss feels, given the importance of the upcoming Barclays Premier League fixtures, he has little option but to give some players a "breather" for Sunday's FA Cup fourth-round tie at Stoke."I want to pick a team which is strong enough to win the game, with...Full Story »

Adebayor set for return

Posted Saturday, January 23, 2010 by PA

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is looking forward to welcoming Emmanuel Adebayor back to the club on Sunday.Adebayor has been on leave in Togo following the machine-gun attack on the national team coach before the African Nations Cup that left three people dead. The former Arsenal striker will not be involved in the FA Cup fourth-round match against Scunthorpe but could return in the Ca...Full Story »

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