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Ipswich set to be without Luke Garbutt for AFC Wimbledon clash

Posted Monday, August 19, 2019 by PA5 hits

Ipswich are set to be without Luke Garbutt for their Sky Bet League One clash with AFC Wimbledon on Tuesday.Garbutt was forced off against Sunderland and has missed the last two matches against Luton and Peterborough, and could be out for a further three weeks.Gwion Edwards (groin) and Jon Nolan (calf) have returned to training but Tuesday’s match is expected to come too soon for the pair....Full Story »

Villa boss Smith: Bournemouth’s Billing should have seen red

Posted Sunday, August 18, 2019 by PA7 hits

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith said Philip Billing should have been sent off during the 2-1 home loss to Bournemouth.Cherries midfielder Billing collected the first booking of the contest in the 36th minute for a foul on John McGinn, and made a number of subsequent challenges that might have seen him carded again before being substituted by Eddie Howe at half-time.Smith, whose side went in at the b...Full Story »

Bournemouth spoil Villa’s Premier League homecoming with impressive win

Posted Sunday, August 18, 2019 by PA4 hits

Aston Villa endured a disappointing first home game of their Premier League return as early goals from Josh King and Harry Wilson condemned them to a 2-1 loss to Bournemouth. King converted a second-minute penalty following Tom Heaton’s foul on Callum Wilson, and the visitors doubled their lead 10 minutes later as Cherries debutant Harry Wilson’s strike punished a mistake by Dougl...Full Story »

Kodjia sidelined for Villa as Bournemouth head north

Posted Friday, August 16, 2019 by PA9 hits

Jonathan Kodjia is out for Aston Villa with the striker nursing an ankle injury for the Premier League visit of Bournemouth.He is expected to be sidelined for around 10 days while Kortney Hause is also missing with his own ankle problem.James Chester remains absent for Dean Smith’s side after picking up a hamstring injury during pre-season.Bournemouth will again be without forward Arnaut D...Full Story »

MK Dons win grudge match against AFC Wimbledon on penalties

Posted Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by PA9 hits

MK Dons beat AFC Wimbledon 4-2 on penalties in a fiercely-fought Carabao Cup first-round encounter at Kingsmeadow that was left level at 2-2 after 90 minutes.Wimbledon’s Scott Wagstaff opened the scoring before Conor McGrandles and David Kusumu replied, with Luke O’Neill’s injury-time equaliser forcing penalties – after both sides had missed spot-kicks in normal time.Alex...Full Story »

Early Danny Rowe penalty enough for AFC Fylde against Ebbsfleet

Posted Sunday, August 11, 2019 by PA10 hits

AFC Fylde made it seven points from nine with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Ebbsfleet at Mill Farm.The Coasters won a fourth-minute penalty when Mark Yeates’s corner struck an Ebbsfleet hand in the box, and Danny Rowe slotted in past Nathan Ashmore.The hosts did not have it all their own way for the rest of the encounter though, with Josh Umerah’s cross-shot cannoning off the crossbar.A...Full Story »

Sheffield United substitute Billy Sharp blunts Bournemouth

Posted Sunday, August 11, 2019 by PA18 hits

Substitute Billy Sharp claimed a dramatic late equaliser as newly-promoted Sheffield United marked their Premier League return by securing a 1-1 draw at Bournemouth.Sharp, a boyhood Blades fan, had been on the pitch just six minutes when he scrambled home from close range following a well-worked free-kick routine.Chris Wilder’s visitors, back in the top flight for the first time since 2007...Full Story »

Lloyd Kelly added to Bournemouth’s injury list ahead of Sheffield United’s visit

Posted Friday, August 09, 2019 by PA17 hits

Bournemouth have a lengthy injury list ahead of their Premier League clash with newly-promoted Sheffield United.Summer signing Lloyd Kelly, who took a knock in training, joins David Brooks (ankle) and Dan Gosling (hip) on the treatment table, with long-term absentees Simon Francis, Lewis Cook and Junior Stanislas (all knee) not expected to be involved.Cherries boss Eddie Howe could hand debuts t...Full Story »

Xavi's fury with the referee on his AFC Champions League debut

Posted Thursday, August 08, 2019 by Marca.com71 hits

Xavi Hernandez was furious when the referee refused to award Al Sadd a penalty for a clear handball in stoppage time of their AFC Champions League match away to Al-Duhail on Tuesday. That game was Xavi's first AFC Champions League game in charge of Al Sadd, and he responded to the referee's decision by kicking a bottle which saw his shoe fly into the air. The Al Sadd players, including capta...Full Story »

Arter aiming for promotion to Premier League after joining Fulham on initial loan from Bournemouth

Posted Wednesday, August 07, 2019 by Goal.com47 hits

The midfielder has left Premier League side Bournemouth to team up with his brother-in-law, former England midfielder Scott Parker, at Craven Cottage Harry Arter is targeting promotion back to the Premier League with Fulham after joining the Cottagers on loan from Bournemouth. The Republic of Ireland midfielder has stepped down from the top flight to spend the season with Fulham, who are man...Full Story »

AC Milan confirm signing of Afcon 2019 Player of the Tournament

Posted Monday, August 05, 2019 by squawka.com55 hits

AC Milan have confirmed the signing of Algerian midfielder Ismael Bennacer. Bennacer has joined from Italian side Empoli on a five-year deal, penning a contract with the Rossoneri until 2024. Who is Ismael Bennacer? Five things to know… · Bennacer is a 21-year-old defensive midfielder. · He played for Arsenal's youth team and even made a senior appearance in 2015/16. ·...Full Story »

Paul Warne hails Rotherham as ‘unplayable at times’ in win over AFC Wimbledon

Posted Sunday, August 04, 2019 by PA12 hits

Rotherham boss Paul Warne described his side as “unplayable at times” during their opening-day 2-1 win at AFC Wimbledon, though knows there is better to come.The Millers grabbed the three points thanks to Clark Robertson’s 84th-minute winner after Joe Pigott’s second-half header for the Dons had cancelled out Freddie Ladapo’s opener.Warne’s men are attempting ...Full Story »

Rowe wins it for AFC Fylde

Posted Sunday, August 04, 2019 by PA5 hits

Danny Rowe ensured AFC Fylde made a winning start to the new Vanarama National League season as his penalty decided a 2-1 win at Aldershot.Fylde dominated the first half, with Rowe denied an early goal when Dan Bradley’s pinpoint cross was cut out.Kurt Willoughby crashed a header against the bar before Aldershot fell behind as Neill Byrne rose highest to steer Mark Yeates’ free-kick ...Full Story »

Late Clark Robertson goal lifts Rotherham to victory over AFC Wimbledon

Posted Sunday, August 04, 2019 by PA10 hits

Clark Robertson’s late goal gave Rotherham a deserved 2-1 win at AFC Wimbledon in their League One curtain-raiser.The Millers, who are among the promotion favourites following relegation from the Championship last season, looked like being held to a draw after Freddie Ladapo’s opener was cancelled out by Joe Pigott’s header after the break.But defender Robertson converted from ...Full Story »

All change for AFC Wimbledon against Rotherham

Posted Thursday, August 01, 2019 by PA19 hits

AFC Wimbledon could hand League One debuts to a clutch of new signings when they face Rotherham but may also blood several youngsters.Full-back Luke O’Neill is in line for his competitive bow after making the summer switch from Gillingham, while Watford loan forward Michael Folivi could also feature.Boss Wally Downes has handed some developing talents opportunities to shine in pre-season, ...Full Story »

Wilfried Zaha to Arsenal: What happens next with Ivory Coast out? Does AFCON exit help?

Posted Friday, July 12, 2019 by hits

WILFRIED ZAHA is set to return to England after the Ivory Coast crashed out of the Africa Cup of Nations - and that could spell good news for Arsenal. After drawing 1-1 with Algeria after extra time, Wilfried Bony and Serey Die both missed penalties in a 4-3 shootout defeat for The Elephants. Zaha played 94 minutes of the match before being replaced by Maxwel Cornet in extra time. Arsenal hav...Full Story »

Mohamed Salah sent crashing out of AFCON - but Liverpool fans are over the moon

Posted Sunday, July 07, 2019 by hits

Mohamed Salah sent crashing out of AFCON - but Liverpool fans are over the moon (Pic: GETTY) MOHAMED SALAH and Egypt were sent crashing out of the African Cup of Nations after a shock defeat to South Africa and Liverpool fans love it. Egypt went into the tournament as favourites, going in as hosts and with the prowess of Salah on their side. And they breezed through their group after three wi...Full Story »

Mehdi Benatia Pays For Small Village In Morocco To Watch AFCON Game Against South Africa

Posted Tuesday, July 02, 2019 by sportbible.com42 hits

Morocco skipper Mehdi Benatia has personally paid for a small village to watch the Atlas Lions' next game in the Africa Cup of Nations. With no TV or access to the relevant channel, a large group of youngsters in Douar Ait Baaziz had to watch the 1-0 win over Ivory Coast on a single small phone screen. The powerful image begun to do the rounds on social media and so Soccer212, a big account ...Full Story »

Egypt striker Amr Warda kicked out of AFCON squad after 'sending aggressive and inappropriate sexual messages' to Instagram model Merhan Keller and others

Posted Thursday, June 27, 2019 by hits

EGYPT star Amr Warda has been thrown out of their Africa Cup of Nations squad amid allegations of sexual harassment towards a string of women. Warda, a team-mate of Liverpool ace Mo Salah, came on as substitute in the host nation's opening game victory over Zimbabwe last week. Amr Warda has been axed from the Egypt squad at the Africa Cup of Nations amid allegations of sexual harassment of wom...Full Story »

Ghana vs Benin - Asamoah confident Ghana can land first AFCON title since 1982

Posted Monday, June 24, 2019 by PA83 hits

Ghana vice-captain Kwadwo Asamoah believes his side are ready to end their long wait for a fifth Africa Cup of Nations title.The Black Stars have won the tournament on four previous occasions and reached the last four in every edition since 2008, but their last victory came when they beat hosts Libya 7-6 on penalties in the final in 1982.“We are ready because it’s something that we a...Full Story »

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