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Rooney shines again as United go top

Posted Sunday, February 07, 2010 by PA

Wayne Rooney collected the Barclays Player of the Month award before kick-off and then helped steer Manchester United back to the top of the table with a resounding 5-0 victory over struggling Portsmouth. The England striker broke Pompey's resistance with his 23rd goal of the season, equalling a career-best total. The only surprise, given United's possession, was it took them until the 40th mi...Full Story »

Tigers pounce to sink City

Posted Sunday, February 07, 2010 by PA

Hull followed up Tuesday's draw with Premier League leaders Chelsea by defeating Manchester City 2-1 at the KC Stadium to climb out of the relegation zone. Phil Brown's side had not won since November but were buoyed by their performance against the Blues and deservedly took a 31st-minute lead through the impressive Jozy Altidore. City then found themselves two down nine minutes after the brea...Full Story »

Ancelotti stands by his man

Posted Sunday, February 07, 2010 by PA

John Terry's off the pitch indiscretions appear to have divided two nations after he was stripped of the England captaincy by Fabio Capello. Terry's behaviour has divided England fans throughout the country in the last seven days and the two Italians in charge of the player's career at club and international level, proved to be equally at odds. "If the private life of one player doesn...Full Story »

Ferdinand steps up as Capello sacks Terry

Posted Sunday, February 07, 2010 by PA

Rio Ferdinand has stepped up to the job of England captain after Fabio Capello stripped John Terry of the honour following damaging allegations about his private life. Terry met with Capello and his assistant Franco Baldini at Wembley on Friday following allegations of an affair with the former girlfriend of England team-mate Wayne Bridge - also a former club-mate at Chelsea - and the Italian...Full Story »

Buddies hold out for replay

Posted Sunday, February 07, 2010 by PA

Kris Boyd and Kenny Miller both made their comebacks for Rangers but could not prevent their Active Nation Scottish Cup tie against St Mirren being forced to a replay after a 0-0 draw. The strike duo were both back from injury and thrown into the fifth round tie in the second half in a bid to see the holders take another step towards retaining the trophy. But neither side - who meet again in...Full Story »

Bolton and Fulham record stalemate

Posted Sunday, February 07, 2010 by PA

Kevin Davies had a late winner disallowed as struggling Bolton missed the chance to beat out-of-form Fulham following their goalless draw. The Trotters captain saw his last-minute header ruled out for a push in a dramatic end to a dreary Barclays Premier League clash at the Reebok Stadium. Moments early the much-maligned Johan Elmander had also spurned a glorious opportunity by shooting wi...Full Story »

Jones claims Blacks Cats point

Posted Sunday, February 07, 2010 by PA

Kenwyne Jones' seventh goal of the season spared Sunderland boss Steve Bruce further misery as former club Wigan were denied victory following the 1-1 draw on Wearside. The Trinidad and Tobago international headed home a 64th-minute equaliser as the Black Cats staged a second-half fightback after a woeful opening 45 minutes. Mohamed Diame had given the visitors a deserved 20th-minute lead an...Full Story »

Battling Clarets claim home triumph

Posted Sunday, February 07, 2010 by PA

Danny Fox sealed Burnley's first Barclays Premier League win since October with a stunning second-half free-kick but the Clarets had to cling on for a 2-1 win over West Ham. David Nugent lobbed the Clarets in front in the 14th minute and Fox appeared to have won it when he smashed home a superb 55th minute set-piece from wide on the right. But substitute Ilan reduced the deficit 10 minutes f...Full Story »

Potters ease to victory

Posted Sunday, February 07, 2010 by PA

Stoke continued their unbeaten start to the new year with a comprehensive 3-0 victory over 10-man Blackburn at the Britannia Stadium. Full-back Danny Higginbotham produced the finish of a striker in the ninth minute as he sent a first-time volley past Paul Robinson before Mamady Sidibe made it 2-0 in first-half stoppage time. Matthew Etherington then added a third in the second half shortly...Full Story »

Kuyt wins it for 10-man Reds

Posted Sunday, February 07, 2010 by PA

Striker Dirk Kuyt's 50th Liverpool goal gave his side a 1-0 victory in a fiery 213th Merseyside derby at Anfield which saw both teams reduced to 10 men. The Dutchman scored for the fourth time in as many games with a close-range header 10 minutes after half-time. Liverpool played the last 55 minutes at a numerical disadvantage after Sotirios Kyrgiakos was dismissed for a two-footed challen...Full Story »

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