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Birmingham (WLWDL) v Aston Villa (DWLWW)

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Last season: No corresponding fixtureBirmingham have made a decent start on their return to the Premier League and will be looking to avoid a fifth consecutive defeat against arch-rivals Aston Villa.Villa reacted to the disappointment of going out of Europe by beating Fulham last time out and have won two of their first three Premier League games.Ashley Young will put Villa in front and they wil...Full Story »

Villa hit back with win over sorry Cottagers

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Gabriel Agbonlahor helped Aston Villa bounce back from their European exit as they easily disposed of Fulham 2-0 to register their first home Barclays Premier League win of the campaign.The England striker's pressure forced Fulham defender John Pantsil to head into his own net for the opening goal after three minutes.Then Agbonlahor struck the decisive second goal 14 minutes into the second peri...Full Story »

City march on as Pompey look to the future

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Emmanuel Adebayor scored his third goal in as many Barclays Premier League games to see off Portsmouth 1-0 as the man who helped bring Manchester City their millions watched from the stands at Fratton Park.Sulaiman Al Fahim, who fronted the consortium that bought City a year ago, was sat in the crowd four days after it was announced an agreement had been made for him to buy Portsmouth from Alexa...Full Story »

Benitez: More to come from Torres

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez insisted two-goal hero Fernando Torres could become even better after the Reds edged a five-goal thriller against West Ham Upton Park.Torres struck first in the 19th minute but Alessandro Diamanti was fortunate to level from the penalty spot after slipping as he struck the ball.Dirk Kuyt put Liverpool back in front five minutes before the break only for Carlton Cole...Full Story »

O'Connor comes off sick bed to score

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Birmingham manager Alex McLeish revealed match-winner Garry O'Connor almost missed the 1-0 win at Hull through illness.O'Connor came off the bench to settle a scrappy Barclays Premier League contest at the KC Stadium by heading home after 75 minutes.Injuries had forced McLeish to name just six substitutes for the game and it could have been worse had O'Connor not recovered from a sickness bug.Mc...Full Story »

Nugent double draws praise from Coyle

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Burnley manager Owen Coyle hailed his match-winner David Nugent after the on-loan striker came off the bench to sink Sunderland with a late double.Despite Nugent's topsy-turvy club career Coyle revealed he leapt at the chance to sign him on a six-month deal on transfer deadline day - and wants him at the club for keeps.Coyle said: "I've always had the greatest belief in David as a top-class play...Full Story »

Megson bemoans `lack of determination'

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Bolton manager Gary Megson took a sideswipe at his defenders after the 1-1 draw against Stoke at the Reebok Stadium.Matt Taylor converted a penalty with a minute to go and gave them a share of the spoils after Danny Collins had bundled over Sam Ricketts.Stoke were stunned as they had been in sight of their first away win in the league thanks to Dave Kitson's third goal of the season in the 52nd ...Full Story »

O'Neill backs Agbonlahor for England

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill believes it will be difficult to leave Gabriel Agbonlahor out of England's World Cup squad if he maintains his current form.Agbonlahor was not chosen by Fabio Capello for England's recent matches with Slovenia and Croatia at Wembley.But he struck for the third successive match to help Villa gain a comfortable 2-0 home win over Portsmouth - their fourth in a row.Ag...Full Story »

Wenger defends Eboue against `cheat' charges

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Arsene Wenger was forced to defend midfielder Emmanuel Eboue after another cheating row brewed during Arsenal's Barclays Premier League victory Wigan.Eboue was booked for deliberate handball when he got on the end of a cross midway through the first half in the 4-0 win at the Emirates Stadium, just a few weeks after Eduardo's diving saga erupted."Of course we want to stamp out cheating in the ga...Full Story »

Latics back to winning ways

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Striker Hugo Rodallega's second goal of the season was enough to see Wigan beat West Ham 1-0 at the DW Stadium and ease some of the pressure on manager Roberto Martinez.The Colombia striker pounced in the 55th minute to stab home Jason Koumas' blocked shot and end a run of three successive Barclays Premier League defeats.Prior to that the main point of interest had been the form of England goalk...Full Story »

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