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McCarthy: Ebanks-Blake will come good

Posted Friday, October 30, 2009 by PA

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy is backing Sylvan Ebanks-Blake to score goals at Barclays Premier League level after the striker broke his top-flight duck in the home draw with Aston Villa.Ebanks-Blake was a prolific goalscorer in helping Wolves gain promotion back to the top flight last season.And he kept his nerve in drilling home a late equaliser from the penalty spot to cancel out Gabriel Agbonlah...Full Story »

Lennon makes an early exit

Posted Friday, October 30, 2009 by PA

Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon risked infuriating Harry Redknapp by taking himself off during the Barclays Premier League defeat to Stoke after his manager asked him to carry on.Redknapp had already used three substitutes at White Hart Lane when Lennon picked up the injury 14 minutes from full-time and eventually headed down the tunnel after telling the bench more than once that he could not cont...Full Story »

Altidore fined over Twitter revelation

Posted Friday, October 30, 2009 by PA

Hull manager Phil Brown has disciplined striker Jozy Altidore after the youngster revealed the reason for his omission from the side on Twitter on Saturday.The USA striker was left out for Saturday afternoon's dismal goalless draw with fellow strugglers Portsmouth at the KC Stadium after arriving late and he then compounded the error by revealing all.Brown was far from happy with the 19-year-old...Full Story »

Ancelotti to return to ill father

Posted Friday, October 30, 2009 by PA

Carlo Ancelotti watched his side thrash Blackburn 5-0 and then revealed he was returning to Italy to be with his sick father.Ancelotti only arrived back in England on Saturday morning in order to take charge of Chelsea's game against Rovers and labelled their five-goal super show as the "best performance" since he took charge at Stamford Bridge.Frank Lampard scored twice, once from the penalty s...Full Story »

Martinez praise for Rodallega

Posted Friday, October 30, 2009 by PA

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez praised the smiling Hugo Rodallega for the clinical finishing that ended Burnley's proud Turf Moor record.Two goals from the Colombian gave the Latics a 3-1 win, their first on the road since the opening day of the season, and he is becoming something of a lucky charm for Martinez's side.Rodallega now has five goals for the season, with all four of the Latics' wins th...Full Story »

Happy times for new Blues regime

Posted Friday, October 30, 2009 by PA

Birmingham boss Alex McLeish was a happy man after seeing his side serve up a first Barclays Premier League victory for the club's new owners.With Carson Yeung and his board of directors watching from the stands, City roared into a 2-0 lead and then survived a belated fightback from Sunderland to ensure that the new regime's reign could celebrate a win.A delighted McLeish said: "It was more impo...Full Story »

Bremen slip-up frustrates Allofs

Posted Friday, October 23, 2009 by PA

Director of sport Klaus Allofs was "annoyed" with the way Werder Bremen threw away a two-goal advantage to draw 2-2 at Austria Vienna last night.The Bundesliga side could have moved three points clear at the top of Europa League Group L with a third straight victory, but a second-half collapse let in their hosts for only their second point of the group phase."This result is very, very annoying a...Full Story »

Labbadia: The pitch will be on fire

Posted Friday, October 23, 2009 by PA

Hamburg boss Bruno Labbadia has warned his players to expect a hot Parkhead reception when they take to the field in Thursday night's Europa League Group C clash with Celtic.The German side, who stayed joint top of the Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen after a goalless draw between the two teams on Saturday, arrived in Glasgow as favourites to win the matchday three fixture after recovering from ...Full Story »

Winger pens new deal

Posted Friday, October 23, 2009 by PA

Jakub Blaszczykowski has signed a contract extension with Borussia Dortmund until June 2013.The Poland winger, whose previous deal was due to expire in 2011, moved to the Bundesliga from Wisla Krakow in 2007.Blaszczykowski cited Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp as the reason for him wanting to stay at the club, saying on www.bvb.de: "I like the the speed of the game and the system that he plays." Full Story »

Babbel takes positives from Stuttgart defeat

Posted Friday, October 23, 2009 by PA

Stuttgart boss Markus Babbel could not fault his side despite seeing them slip to a 3-1 Champions League defeat at home to Sevilla.Sebastien Squillaci scored twice either side of a Jesus Navas goal as the visitors took command of the match before Elson scored a consolation for the Bundesliga outfit."I'm satisfied with the performance from my team," Babbel said after the game."They really pushed ...Full Story »

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