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Celebrating in front of the joyous Villa fans

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by theguardian.com

He celebrates in front of the joyous Villa fansFull Story »

Mark Atkinson shows a red card

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by theguardian.com

To make things worse, the referee, Mark Atkinson, shows Samba a red card and Blackburn are down to ten men.Full Story »

Gabriel Agbonlahor is brought down

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by theguardian.com

Just three minutes later, Warnock pulls one back for Villa and, 10 minutes after that, Gabriel Agbonlahor is brought down by Christopher Samba in the box. It's a clumsy challenge and results in a penalty, which gives Villa a chance to draw level on the night and go back ahead on aggregate.Full Story »

Wednesday's Carling Cup and Premier League matches

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by theguardian.com

With Aston Villa leading 1-0 from the first leg and only needing a draw from tonight's match against Blackburn, things get off to a bad start for Martin O'Neill's team ... After just 10 minutes, David Dunn swings a corner in from the left and Brad Guzan in the Villa goal flaps aimlessly at the ball, allowing Nikola Kalinic to leap above Stephen Warnock and head the ball in off the former Rover...Full Story »

Zambia, Cameroon complete Angola last eight line-up

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by AFP

LUANDA (AFP) – Zambia belied their lowly world ranking to emerge as surprise Group D winners ahead of continental giants Cameroon as the Africa Cup of Nations' first round came to a nerve-jangling climax on Thursday. With a superb 2-1 win over Gabon, Zambia jumped from bottom to top of their mini-league to earn a quarter-final date with Nigeria. World Cup qualifiers Cameroon had to com...Full Story »

Kansas City Wizards Sign Two International Players

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by Goal.com

Wizards Add Midfielder Stéphane Auvray of Guadeloupe, Defender Pablo Escobar of Colombia The Kansas City Wizards announced Thursday that the club has signed two international players to Major League Soccer contracts. Midfielder Stéphane Auvray of the Guadeloupe national team joins the Wizards after playing professionally in France for 10 years. Defender Pablo Escobar of Colombia com...Full Story »

Bernd Schuster: Franck Ribery Is Already A Real Madrid Player

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by Goal.com

The former Blancos coach says the French midfielder will end up at Madrid next season. Former Real Madrid coach Bernd Schuster has declared that he believes Bayern Munich midfielder Franck Ribery is a certainty to be a Madrid player next season. The 26-year-old France international playmaker has long been the subject of speculation regarding a move to the Santiago Bernabeu and Schuster insists...Full Story »

Atletico Madrid 1-1 Celta Vigo: Lackluster Hosts Fail To Inspire

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by Goal.com

Simao, Tiago, Atletico de Madrid, Celta Atletico Madrid were far from impressive as they escaped from the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final with a 1-1 draw against an industrious Celta Vigo side. Both goals came early in the first half with Roberto Trashorras firing Celta in front three minutes in before Tiago pulled one back for the hosts. Celta took a surprise lead when Trashor...Full Story »

Wolves sign Mujangi

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by PA

Wolves have signed Belgian international midfielder Geoffrey Mujangi Bia on loan. The 20-year-old has moved from RSC Charleroi until the end of the season with an option for Wolves to make the deal permanent in the summer. Mujangi watched last Saturday's Barclays Premier League game with Wigan and has completed the move after passing a medical. "We've very pleased to have signed Geoffrey," said ...Full Story »

Gibbs out for season

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by PA

Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs is to undergo surgery on his foot injury which will rule him out of the rest of the season. Gibbs suffered a depressed open fracture to his first metatarsal on his left foot, after a tackle with Eliaquim Manga during their Champions League match against Standard Liege November.The fracture failed to heal satisfactorily and Gibbs will now have a bone graft to help en...Full Story »

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