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Joy for Brown after vital win

Posted Monday, October 12, 2009 by PA

Hull manager Phil Brown admitted his side had claimed a "big three points" by beating Wigan.The Tigers claimed only their second win of the Barclays Premier League season as second-half goals from Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink and Geovanni secured a 2-1 win at the KC Stadium.Scott Sinclair set up a tense finish with an 87th-minute reply but Hull held on to ease the pressure on Brown.Hull had won ju...Full Story »

Coyle sees significance of success

Posted Monday, October 12, 2009 by PA

Burnley manager Owen Coyle placed the 2-1 win over Birmingham at Turf Moor above their victory over Manchester United in terms of significance to their Barclays Premier League season.After a goalless first half Steven Fletcher's first Premier League goal in the 53rd minute broke the deadlock and defender Andre Bikey opened his account for the club nine minutes later.Sebastian Larsson curled home...Full Story »

Megson talks up Trotters

Posted Monday, October 12, 2009 by PA

Gary Megson believes Bolton deserve praise for the brand of football they are now playing.Even though his side had to settle for a 2-2 draw against Tottenham at the Reebok Stadium, Megson was thrilled with some of the football on display."There is a perception of this club of what people expect," said the Bolton boss. "The reality of what is going on, you have seen it today."There was some reall...Full Story »

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 »

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