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Lampard backs Hilario

Posted Friday, February 26, 2010 by PA

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is confident Hilario will prove an able deputy to Petr Cech in the Blues goal. Cech will be out for at least a month after tearing a calf muscle in Wednesday's Champions League defeat by Inter Milan in the San Siro. The keeper was carried off in the second half of the 2-1 loss after damaging his calf when collecting a cross. But England midfielder Lampard, whi...Full Story »

Hodgson left counting cost of European excursion

Posted Friday, February 26, 2010 by PA

Roy Hodgson was left contemplating an expensive, if historic night for Fulham after their Europa League exploits against Shakhtar Donetsk. Brede Hangeland's first-half header, following a period of intense pressure from the 2009 UEFA Cup winners, sent Fulham through to the last 16 of the revamped competition for the first time in their history. Jadson pulled a goal back but Fulham, 2-1 first-...Full Story »

Gerrard wins Benitez praise

Posted Friday, February 26, 2010 by PA

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez hailed the contribution of captain Steven Gerrard after he became the leading English scorer in European competition in the 3-1 victory over Unirea Urziceni. The England midfielder scored the third goal - his 33rd in Europe to overtake Alan Shearer, who scored 30 for Newcastle and two for Blackburn. "It is really positive for him and the club - it also mean...Full Story »

Cheryl And Ashley: Their Marriage In Pictures

Posted Friday, February 26, 2010 by Entertainmentwise.com

Their three and a half marriage captured in images... 2005: Don't they look so cute together? Poor Cheryl, in 2005, she must have thought she was the luckiest girl in the world! She had captured the heart of Ashley Cole, footballer for premiership club Chelsea. As the years went on, Cheryl Tweedy became Cheryl Cole and the couple had never looked more in love but in 2008, stories surface ab...Full Story »

Reds rally to secure last 16 spot

Posted Friday, February 26, 2010 by Teamtalk.com

Liverpool came from behind to beat Unirea Urziceni 3-1 in Romania and book their place in the Europa League last 16 with a 4-1 aggregate win. Macherano: Celebrates his fine strike Liverpool fell behind to Bruno Fernandes' header in the 19th minute and for a while they looked rattled. However, a Javier Mascherano screamer and close-range effort from Ryan Babel turned things around before the ...Full Story »

Toffees dumped out of Europe

Posted Friday, February 26, 2010 by PA

Everton's dreams of Europa League glory this season came to an unexpected end as they slumped to a 4-2 aggregate defeat against Sporting Lisbon. Holding a 2-1 advantage going into the second leg, they were given a chasing by a rejuvenated Sporting side. Second-half goals from Miguel Veloso, Pedro Mendes and substitute Matias Fernandez sent the home side through to the last 16 thanks to a 3-0...Full Story »

Hangeland sends Cottagers through

Posted Friday, February 26, 2010 by PA

Brede Hangeland's goal sent Fulham into the last 16 of the Europa League with a memorable night for Roy Hodgson's men seeing them progress past Shakhtar Donetsk 3-2 on aggregate. Hangeland scored against the run of play to secure a 1-1 draw on the night and dump out Shakhtar, the 2009 UEFA Cup winners. Jadson pulled one back for the dominant hosts but, with goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer pulling ...Full Story »

Reds rally back to avoid upset

Posted Friday, February 26, 2010 by PA

Liverpool avoided a potential Europa League embarrassment in Romania as they came from behind to book their place in the last 16 with a 3-1 win over Unirea Urziceni. Shaky defending from set-pieces in the first half saw the Reds fall behind to Bruno Fernandes' header in the 19th minute and for a while they looked rattled. However, Javier Mascherano from long-range, and Ryan Babel from close...Full Story »

Cech blow for Blues

Posted Friday, February 26, 2010 by PA

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech will be out for at least a month after tearing a calf muscle in Wednesday night's 2-1 Champions League defeat by Inter Milan at the San Siro. Cech was carried off on a stretcher in the second half after damaging his calf when collecting a cross. The Czech Republic international underwent further scans on the injury and the club have now confirmed that Cech will b...Full Story »

Portsmouth begin administration process

Posted Friday, February 26, 2010 by PA

Portsmouth have begun the process of going into administration and this will be completed in the High Court on Friday, a spokesman for owner Balram Chainrai has confirmed. Administrator Andrew Andronikou has begun the paperwork after a possible buy-out by four consortia failed to materialise by Thursday afternoon's deadline. Chainrai's spokesman Phil Hall said: "We have started the process o...Full Story »

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