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Hugo boss for Wigan

Posted Sunday, March 21, 2010 by PA

Hugo Rodallega broke Burnley's hearts with a last-gasp winner to add to the Clarets' deepening relegation woes as Wigan won 1-0 to stay on course for Barclays Premier League survival. It is now 15 defeats from 16 top-flight matches on the road for Burnley, who came as close as they have done all season to finally ending their away-day hoodoo. But deep into stoppage time Colombian striker Rodal...Full Story »

Home comforts for Toffees

Posted Sunday, March 21, 2010 by PA

Mikel Arteta and Steven Pienaar fired Everton to their seventh successive Barclays Premier League home win after a strong second-half showing in a 2-0 victory 10-man Bolton. Arteta broke the Goodison Park deadlock after 72 minutes with a stunning free-kick after last man Gretar Steinsson was sent off for bundling Yakubu over. Pienaar then wrapped up victory in the dying moments by side-footing...Full Story »

Kanu deepens Hull woe

Posted Sunday, March 21, 2010 by PA

Portsmouth proved they are taking the rest of the Barclays Premier League campaign seriously by earning a last-gasp 3-2 win over Hull which denied Tigers boss Iain Dowie a debut victory. Avram Grant's men, staring relegation in the face after a nine-point deduction for going into administration, were 2-1 down with three minutes remaining at Fratton Park, only for Jamie O'Hara to equalise and Ka...Full Story »

Bent at the double for Sunderland

Posted Sunday, March 21, 2010 by PA

Darren Bent smashed through the 20-goal barrier as Sunderland survived a second-half fightback to beat Birmingham 3-1. The England international fired the home side into a fifth-minute lead and then added a second six minutes later to put them firmly in the driving seat. However, Birmingham emerged after the break in a much more determined mood and having reduced the deficit through Cameron Je...Full Story »

Gudjohnsen inspires Spurs

Posted Sunday, March 21, 2010 by PA

Eidur Gudjohnsen clambered off the bench to tighten Tottenham's hold on fourth place in the Barclays Premier League as they beat Stoke 2-1 at the Britannia Stadium. Gudjohnsen polished off a delightful chip by Peter Crouch to put Spurs ahead just 18 seconds after the restart then his clever dummy set up Niko Kranjcar to blast the 77th-minute winner. In between, team-mates Vedran Corluka and Be...Full Story »

Carew rescues point for Villa

Posted Saturday, March 20, 2010 by PA

John Carew salvaged a 2-2 draw for Champions League-chasing Aston Villa after Mick McCarthy's Wolves had threatened to pull off a shock win in the derby meeting at Villa Park. Wolves looked set for their first victory over Villa for 30 years after Jody Craddock's equaliser and James Milner's own goal had put them in front. But Carew followed up his opener with his 13th goal of the campaign wit...Full Story »

Battle of the beautiful games

Posted Saturday, March 20, 2010 by The Independent

Wenger tries to play down return of Henry to Arsenal as Champions League throws up a mouthwatering quarter-final The rest of us might see the Champions League draw that pits Thierry Henry against Arsenal as an engrossing story of the prodigal son's return – but Arsène Wenger said yesterday that facing his most celebrated former player meant nothing to him. The Arsenal manager was ...Full Story »

Yoann Gourcuff

Posted Saturday, March 20, 2010 by Kickette.com

Girondins De Bordeaux Star Yoann Gourcuff Yoann makes even an imported strawberry beer hangover feel better. Now that's something.Full Story »

Aston Villa to offer new deal to England midfielder James Milner

Posted Saturday, March 20, 2010 by theguardian.com

James Milner's form in central midfield this season has earned him a World Cup place. Aston Villa will reward James Milner with an improved contract in the summer in recognition of his outstanding performances in central midfield this season that, according to Martin O'Neill, have elevated the England international to the same level as Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard. The Villa manager, who ...Full Story »

Heavy petting recalls days of the dark arts

Posted Saturday, March 20, 2010 by theguardian.com

Inter defenders' close contact with Chelsea's Didier Drogba conjured stimulating results for the Italian side Didier Drogba of Chelsea receives attention from Lucio, left, and Walter Samuel of Inter. I had a night off last Tuesday, a rarity in the midst of a stand-up tour, and was thus able, for the first time in a couple of months, to watch a match live and complete. And I did not expect the...Full Story »

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