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Brown excited by Altidore

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Hull manager Phil Brown believes there is plenty more to come from American striker Jozy Altidore after an impressive first start.Altidore, on a season-long loan from Villarreal, marked his first 90 minutes for his new club with a goal in an ultimately comfortable 3-1 win over League One Southend in the Carling Cup.The 19-year-old doubled Hull's lead with a powerful long-range strike after a sup...Full Story »

Coyle lauds Fletcher finishing

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Burnley boss Owen Coyle had #3million summer signing Steven Fletcher to thank after the Barclays Premier League side avoided Carling Cup disaster at Hartlepool.The former Hibernian frontman came off the bench to plunder a late double and hand the visitors an extra-time victory at Victoria Park and book their place in the third round of a competition in which they reached the semi-finals last sea...Full Story »

Job done for Allardyce

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce felt it was a job well done after his side eased past Gillingham 3-1 in the second round of the Carling Cup.The Gills gave a good account of themselves against a strong Rovers side, but goals from David Dunn, David Hoilett and Morten Gamst Pedersen saw the Barclays Premier League outfit earn a place in the third round.Dunn's goal came in just the fifth minute afte...Full Story »

Penalty was dubious, admits Wenger

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Arsene Wenger admitted Arsenal had been somewhat fortunate to see Eduardo win a penalty which set them on the way to a comfortable 3-1 victory over Celtic and into the group stages of the Champions League.With his team leading 2-0 from the first leg in Glasgow, the opening goal was always going to be crucial.It came just before the half-hour when Eduardo went down following what looked minimal c...Full Story »

Late goals kill off St Pat`s

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Steaua Bucharest scored twice late in the game to end the faint hopes St Patrick's had of turning around their Europa League play-off as they won 2-1 on the night and 5-1 on aggregate.St Pat's went in front at the RDS Arena when Garreth O'Connor scored in the 49th minute after good work from Declan O`Brien, but after a 3-0 defeat in Romania more goals were required.Two more arrived but both went...Full Story »

Plucky Hearts bow out with win

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Hearts crashed out of the Europa League play-offs but restored their battered pride with a storming performance in a 2-0 win at Tynecastle.Roared on by a passionate, near-capacity crowd in Tynecastle for the first time in continental competition in nearly six years, captain Michael Stewart sparked dreams of overturning the 4-0 first-leg deficit with his 16th-minute opener.The midfielder then str...Full Story »

Toffees ease through after draw

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Everton booked their place in the Europa League group stages after drawing 1-1 with Sigma Olomouc to wrap up the tie 5-1 on aggregate.The Toffees suffered an early shock when Tony Hibbert was sent off for a professional foul with only seven minutes on the clock, and Sigma pushed forward immediately to try and take advantage.But having weathered the storm, Everton hit back shortly before half-tim...Full Story »

Plucky Hearts bow out with win

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Hearts crashed out of the Europa League play-offs but restored their battered pride with a storming performance in a 2-0 win at Tynecastle.Roared on by a passionate, near-capacity crowd in Tynecastle for the first time in continental competition in nearly six years, captain Michael Stewart sparked dreams of overturning the 4-0 first-leg deficit with his 16th-minute opener.The midfielder then str...Full Story »

Reid stunned by Accies exit

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Hamilton manager Billy Reid was shell-shocked after his side were outplayed by Ross County in their 2-1 defeat in the Co-Operative Insurance Cup at Victoria Park.Man of the match Paul di Giacomo gave County the lead just after the half-hour mark and Richard Brittain doubled their advantage early in the second half with a superb finish. Simon Mensing grabbed a consolation for Accies in injury tim...Full Story »

MacPherson hails professional display

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

St Mirren manager Gus MacPherson praised his team's professionalism following their 2-0 Co-operative Insurance Cup victory at Ayr.Michael Higdon headed the Buddies into a 25th-minute lead and they comfortably soaked up pressure from the Irn-Bru First Division side.Billy Mehmet sealed the second-round victory in injury-time 60 seconds after Dean Keenan was sent off for hauling the striker back as...Full Story »

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