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Heckingbottom pleased with manner of victory over QPR

Posted Monday, May 07, 2018 by PA

Leeds boss Paul Heckingbottom believes the manner of his side’s performance was a sign of appreciation to the fans after watching his team ease to a 2-0 win against QPR.Kemar Roofe opened the scoring with a spectacular bicycle kick on the half hour mark before Kalvin Phillips rounded off a comfortable victory with a low drive two minutes after the restart.As a result, Heckingbottom secured...Full Story »

Neil Warnock declares Cardiff promotion his best achievement

Posted Sunday, May 06, 2018 by PA

Neil Warnock reflected on the “best job” of his career as he celebrated Cardiff’s return to the Premier League.Cardiff’s goalless home draw with Reading – who survived in the Sky Bet Championship as a result – was enough to confirm promotion as third-placed Fulham crashed 3-1 at Birmingham.It was Warnock’s eighth promotion as a manager – a new reco...Full Story »

Napoli title hopes almost extinguished after Torino draw

Posted Sunday, May 06, 2018 by PA

Napoli’s hopes of denying Juventus the Serie A title are virtually over after they conceded a late equaliser at home to Torino.Lorenzo De Silvestri’s 83rd-minute leveller secured a 2-2 draw for Torino at the Stadio San Paolo and left second-placed Napoli six points adrift of Juve with only two games to go.And with the leaders boasting a significantly better goal difference – 16...Full Story »

Relegation meant Morais was going to be a goner – Ganaye

Posted Sunday, May 06, 2018 by PA

Barnsley chief executive Gauthier Ganaye admitted there was no way Jose Morais would keep his job following the club’s relegation from the Sky Bet Championship.The Tykes lost 4-1 at Derby and were relegated to League One, with news Morais’ contract had been terminated confirmed by the club soon after the game.On the 52-year-old Portuguese, Ganaye admitted:. “His contract was wr...Full Story »

Wilder silent over future following win over Bristol City

Posted Sunday, May 06, 2018 by PA

Chris Wilder declined to answer questions about his future after seeing his Sheffield United side clinch a top 10 Sky Bet Championship finish.The manager, who has been linked with Sunderland, preferred to lavish praise on an outstanding first half display, capped by brilliantly taken goals from Leon Clarke, Billy Sharp and Kieron Freeman, which built a 3-0 lead.Nearly 2,000 Blades fans chanted t...Full Story »

Sheffield Wednesday boss Jos Luhukay hails ‘fantastic’ win over Norwich

Posted Sunday, May 06, 2018 by PA

Sheffield Wednesday manager Jos Luhukay was delighted to see his side finish the season with a convincing 5-1 victory over Norwich City.Atdhe Nuhiu bagged a hat-trick, with Fernando Forestieri and Frederico Venancio also on target. Timm Klose scored for Norwich late on.Luhukay said: “It’s fantastic to win 5-1 in your last game at your own stadium. We played a good game and created ch...Full Story »

Smith says ‘grass isn’t always greener’ elsewhere as he hints at Brentford stay

Posted Sunday, May 06, 2018 by PA

Brentford boss Dean Smith poured cold water on speculation linking him with other managerial jobs to give the broadest hint yet that he will still be in charge at Griffin Park next season.Smith was speaking after his side’s 1-1 draw at home to Hull saw them finish the Championship season in ninth place, six points off the play-offs.He said: “There’s always going to be speculati...Full Story »

Harris determined to maintain Millwall momentum

Posted Sunday, May 06, 2018 by PA

Millwall boss Neil Harris is already looking to improve his squad for next season after ending their Sky Bet Championship season with a 1-0 win over Aston Villa.The Lions missed out on the play-offs, finishing three points behind sixth-placed Derby as Preston pipped them to seventh place.Shaun Williams’ penalty was all that separated Millwall and Villa, who face Middlesbrough in the play-o...Full Story »

The kids are alright, says Sunderland caretaker boss Robbie Stockdale

Posted Sunday, May 06, 2018 by PA

Caretaker Robbie Stockdale claims Sunderland’s youngsters provide a reason to be positive after the Black Cats rounded off their miserable season with a surprise 3-0 win over Championship title winners Wolves.League One-bound Sunderland ended the game with six academy players on the pitch at the Stadium of Light, with 20-year-old Luke Molyneux having made his first senior start and Elliot ...Full Story »

Clough hurt most by manner of Burton’s relegation

Posted Sunday, May 06, 2018 by PA

The manner of Burton Albion’s relegation from the Championship as they lost 2-1 to 10-man Preston is what hurt Nigel Clough most but the Brewers boss concedes his side got what they deserved over the course of the season.When Hope Akpan cancelled out Callum Robinson’s first-half opener after 63 minutes, Burton’s great escape looked to be complete.However, goals in 87th and 88th...Full Story »

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