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Crystal Palace and Notts County claim top-flight scalps in FA Cup

Posted Wednesday, February 03, 2010 by theguardian.com

Crystal Palace's Danny Butterfield celebrates scoring the second goal of his hat-trick. Crystal Palace and Notts County struck blows for the impoverished against the Premier League last night by earning unlikely FA Cup fourth-round replay victories over top-flight opponents in Wolverhampton Wanderers and Wigan Athletic respectively. While County, of League Two, won 2-0 at Wigan, Palace secure...Full Story »

Gutsy Hull hold John Terry and Chelsea to a 1-1 draw

Posted Wednesday, February 03, 2010 by theguardian.com

Didier Drogba scored but battling Hull made their point in a 1-1 draw with Chelsea. Chelsea lead the Premier League by two points, but they no longer look in command of it. The side had won all five of their matches when Didier Drogba was absent at the Africa Cup of Nations, but his return did not extend the sequence. That was no fault of the Ivorian, who provided the equaliser at the KC Stadi...Full Story »

Butterfield treble sends Wolves out

Posted Wednesday, February 03, 2010 by PA

Danny Butterfield's stunning six-minute hat-trick dumped Barclays Premier League side Wolves out of the FA Cup as Crystal Palace triumphed 3-1.The defender turned striker, who had scored just one goal in his previous six seasons, hit a second-half treble to secure administration-hit Crystal Palace a lucrative visit from Aston Villa in the fifth round. Karl Henry pulled one back with a minute to ...Full Story »

Magpies dump out Latics

Posted Wednesday, February 03, 2010 by PA

Notts County caused a major upset at the DW Stadium as two late goals saw them beat Wigan 2-0 and book a place in the FA Cup fifth round. Having survived a series of Wigan attempts on goal, League Two County took a shock lead with 15 minutes to go as Stephen Hunt headed home Ben Davies' corner. Gary Caldwell then scored an own goal three minutes later to leave the Barclays Premier League side st...Full Story »

Drogba denies Tigers victory

Posted Wednesday, February 03, 2010 by PA

Didier Drogba celebrated his return from African Nations Cup duty by notching his 20th goal of the season to spare Chelsea's blushes in a 1-1 draw with lowly Hull.All eyes were, inevitably, on John Terry in his second match since allegations over his private life entered the public domain but it was Hull centre-back Steven Mouyokolo who grabbed the limelight by heading the Barclays Premier Leagu...Full Story »

Drogba denies Tigers

Posted Wednesday, February 03, 2010 by PA

Didier Drogba celebrated his return from African Nations Cup duty by notching his 20th goal of the season to spare Chelsea's blushes in a 1-1 draw against lowly Hull.All eyes were, inevitably, on John Terry in his second match since allegations over his private life were made public but it was Hull centre-back Steven Mouyokolo who grabbed the limelight by heading the Barclays Premier League str...Full Story »

Maguire ruins Keane debut

Posted Wednesday, February 03, 2010 by PA

Robbie Keane's Celtic debut went spectacularly awry as Tony Mowbray's reign hit a new low with the club's first defeat to Kilmarnock in 32 meetings with a 1-0 loss.On-loan Tottenham striker Keane missed two golden opportunities to score in either half and he was upstaged shortly after the break by Chris Maguire, who celebrated his own debut with a fine winner for Killie.The result left Celtic 10...Full Story »

Robinho keen to stay in Brazil

Posted Wednesday, February 03, 2010 by PA

Robinho has admitted he would love to make his loan move to Santos permanent.The Manchester City forward completed a loan move to the Brazilian giants last week, which will keep him in his homeland for six months. Robinho is set to come back to England on August 4 but, after being unveiled in front of over 12,000 fans in the company of Pele, the 26-year-old claims he wants to stay for longer."Wh...Full Story »

Derby and Forest charged over melee

Posted Wednesday, February 03, 2010 by PA

Derby and Nottingham Forest have both been charged with failing to control their players following the mass melee at Pride Park on Saturday.The Football Association announced the charges on Tuesday but no charges have been issued against any individuals, though that could change if new evidence comes to light.Nottingham Forest boss Billy Davies has accused Derby manager Nigel Clough of kneeing h...Full Story »

Ferdinand appeals extra match ban

Posted Wednesday, February 03, 2010 by PA

Rio Ferdinand has appealed against an extra one-match ban imposed by a Football Association disciplinary commission.A hearing is likely to take place before the end of next week after the Manchester United defender's latest appeal.Ferdinand had the extra match ban imposed for a "frivolous" appeal against the three-game suspension he was given for striking Hull's Craig Fagan, making a total of fo...Full Story »

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