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Hughes backs strike duo to shine

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Hibernian boss John Hughes believes he witnessed the start of a special partnership between Derek Riordan and Anthony Stokes in Wednesday night's Co-operative Insurance Cup second-round win over Brechin.Stokes laid on Riordan's delightful chipped opener in a 3-0 victory and the pair also combined well on other occasions as Hibs cruised into round three.However, new signing Stokes did miss a hatf...Full Story »

McInnes thrilled with cup win

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

St Johnstone manager Derek McInnes praised his side's professionalism as they bounced back from a heavy defeat at Celtic to hit Arbroath for six in the Co-Operative Insurance Cup.McInnes saw Kenny Deuchar and Steven Milne both score twice, with Collin Samuel and Felipe Morais completing an easy 6-0 success at Gayfield.The win sealed St Johnstone's place in the third round but, more importantly, ...Full Story »

Killie boss tickled pink by sammon

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Kilmarnock manager Jim Jefferies praised Conor Sammon for having the confidence to step up and claim his first goal of the season as his double sent Morton crashing out of the Co-operative Insurance Cup following a 3-1 defeat.The Irishman stepped up to fire Killie into the lead in the second round tie from the penalty spot after being tripped in the box before cancelling out Ryan McGuffie's spot...Full Story »

Levein pours water on Flood talk

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Dundee United manager Craig Levein quashed suggestions he is looking to bring Willo Flood back from Celtic on a loan deal.The Irishman moved from Tannadice to Parkhead in January but has failed to pin down a first-team place, making just two starts for the Hoops and five appearances in total.Reports claimed Levein was interested in taking the midfielder back to Tayside.However, the United boss, ...Full Story »

Baines sinks former employers

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Everton grabbed their first league points of the season thanks to an injury-time penalty from Leighton Baines after struggling to subdue a defiant Wigan, finally running out 2-1 winners at the close.Some of Wigan's tackling - they picked up six bookings - enraged the Goodison Park faithful but it looked as if Roberto Martinez's men were going to grab a point at least.They led early in the second...Full Story »

Ancelotti - We'll handle loss of Drogba

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Coach Carlo Ancelotti believes Chelsea can cope without star striker Didier Drogba even if his calf injury sidelines him for a long time.The Ivory Coast international was carried off in the 83rd minute of Chelsea's 3-0 Barclays Premier League victory over Tottenham today.Drogba had already made and scored one of Chelsea's goals before he had to be substituted.The victory earned Chelsea a new cl...Full Story »

United turn up the volume

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Manchester United silenced their "noisy neighbour" for a few hours at least after Michael Owen settled a seven-goal derby thriller in the sixth minute of stoppage time at Old Trafford.After a summer investment exceeding #120million and four successive wins to start their Premier League campaign, City had turned this latest confrontation between Manchester's old rivals into the most eagerly-await...Full Story »

Duff magic snatches win

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Damien Duff produced a moment of magic to secure a 2-1 win against Everton and kick-start Fulham's Barclays Premier League campaign.The visitors looked comfortable at half-time when they led through Tim Cahill's header but Paul Konchesky's deflected equaliser gave them momentum.Republic of Ireland winger Duff beat Tim Howard with a powerful drive before the end for his first Fulham goal, giving ...Full Story »

Fulham (WLWLL) v Everton (WWLLW)

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Last season: Fulham 0 Everton 2, Everton 1 Fulham 0After opening their season with a victory at Portsmouth, Fulham have lost their last two games and failed to score in both.Everton needed a late penalty from Leighton Baines to register their first points of the season against Wigan last time out and will be looking to build on that win.Leon Osman will put the Toffees in front and David Moyes' s...Full Story »

Villa earn the derby spoils

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor`s late header was enough to settle a scrappy west Midlands derby against Birmingham at St Andrews.Agbonlahor struck with six minutes remaining to lift Martin O'Neill's side into sixth place in the Barclays Premier League.City had dominated the second period but failed to create anything of note to trouble Villa goalkeeper Brad Friedel and they paid for thei...Full Story »

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