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Under-fire Niko Kovac defends Bayern Munich form

Posted Friday, October 19, 2018 by PA11 hits

Beleaguered Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac says his side’s form is not as bad as it seems.The reigning Bundesliga champions won their first seven games in all competitions but are winless in four and currently sit seventh in the league.Kovac and his players have come under heavy criticism in the German media, with reports linking former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to the club.That led ...Full Story »

Shrews at full strength as they look to tame Sunderland

Posted Thursday, October 18, 2018 by PA5 hits

Shrewsbury boss John Askey has a full squad to choose from for the visit of Sunderland.Midfielder Anthony Grant, who missed last weekend’s defeat at Fleetwood through illness, has recovered and is expected to go straight back into the team.Fellow midfielder Ollie Norburn was also struggling with illness earlier in the week but returned to training on Thursday.Winger Abo Eisa is also back i...Full Story »

Brentford prepare for first match under Thomas Frank

Posted Thursday, October 18, 2018 by PA9 hits

New Brentford head coach Thomas Frank will take charge of the team for the first time when Bristol City visit Griffin Park for their Sky Bet Championship clash.Frank stepped up from his assistant role following the departure of Dean Smith to Aston Villa.Defender Chris Mepham continues to be assessed having returned early from international duty with Wales after picking up an unspecified fitness ...Full Story »

Northern Ireland Under-21 finish Euro 2019 qualifiers on a high

Posted Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by PA6 hits

Northern Ireland Under-21s enjoyed a 1-0 victory over 10-man Slovakia but narrowly missed out on a play-off place in their qualification campaign for Euro 2019.Mark Sykes’ second-half header was enough to seal second place in Group Two, behind Spain, but Portugal claimed the final play-off place with their 3-1 victory over Bosnia-Herzegovina.Regardless of the disappointment of missing out ...Full Story »

Wales Under-21s end disappointing campaign on high note

Posted Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by PA13 hits

Wales Under-21s’ unsuccessful qualification campaign for next summer’s European Under-21 Championship ended on the positive note of a 3-1 victory over Switzerland Under-21s at Rodney Parade.On Friday they had lost 2-0 away to Romania and were already out of contention to qualify for the eight-nation competition, but Wales started impressively and as though that remained their goal.Tw...Full Story »

England Under-21s claim convincing win over Scotland U21s

Posted Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by PA7 hits

England concluded their European Under-21 Championship qualification campaign unbeaten with a convincing 2-0 win over their Scotland counterparts at Tynecastle.The much-changed visitors had already qualified for next summer’s finals in Italy and San Marino with seven wins and two draws in their previous fixtures.They bossed the match against their traditional rivals, although it took until...Full Story »

England boss Gareth Southgate blames Premier League for Three Lions stars underperforming

Posted Monday, October 15, 2018 by hits

An injury crisis coming into this international double-header has been exacerbated by suspensions to John Stones and Jordan Henderson, and Southgate said: "Maybe they were expecting us to be back by the end of June. "Of course it's always easy to make a comment like that and not know the complex scenario decision-makers had to go through. "But everybody knew when the final was and the semi-fin...Full Story »

Peterborough boss Steve Evans hopes two-goal Matt Godden stays under the radar

Posted Sunday, October 14, 2018 by PA12 hits

Peterborough boss Steve Evans is happy for Matt Godden to remain under the radar after watching the striker bag a brace to down former club Scunthorpe.The 27-year-old notched twice in seven second-half minutes, his 10th and 11th goal of a successful start to life for Posh following a summer switch from Stevenage.Godden has remained out of the limelight when it comes to recognising the third tier...Full Story »

Ardley under pressure after Wimbledon defeat to Portsmouth

Posted Sunday, October 14, 2018 by PA12 hits

Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley admitted his job might soon be under threat after his side slipped to a 2-1 home defeat to Portsmouth.The Dons have now lost three on the spin and eight of their last 10 in the league and and sit 20th, just outside the League One relegation zone.Things started badly for the home side as first half goals from Gareth Evans and Tom Naylor put leaders Pompey ahead.But half...Full Story »

Tranmere boss Mellon happy as Rovers win under the lights

Posted Saturday, October 13, 2018 by PA13 hits

Micky Mellon championed his match-winner and the return of Friday night football to Prenton Park after Tranmere moved up to fourth in the table with a 1-0 victory over Macclesfield.Sheffield United loanee Harvey Gilmour scored the only goal of the game – his third in two matches – to clinch a third consecutive win for Rovers in a close match under the floodlights.The result leaves Ma...Full Story »

Boothroyd eyeing Euro 2019 glory as England Under-21s qualify in style

Posted Friday, October 12, 2018 by PA16 hits

England Under-21s boss Aidy Boothroyd wants Euro 2019 glory after seeing his side book their spot in next summer’s finals with a 7-0 rout of Andorra.The Young Lions reached the tournament in Italy and San Marino with a game to spare after topping Group Four.Dominic Calvert-Lewin netted a brace, which included a penalty, while Ademola Lookman, Ezri Konsa, Dominic Solanke, Reiss Nelson ...Full Story »

Bayern are not playing as a team, says under-fire Kovac

Posted Sunday, October 07, 2018 by Goal.com58 hits

Niko Kovac has cited Bayern Munich's failure to play as a team as the reason for their shock 3-0 home defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday. After winning his first seven matches in charge of the club, Kovac has now failed to guide his side to victory in three domestic games on the spin – a run that leaves them four points behind early Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund. Kov...Full Story »

Individual mistakes cost us, says under-fire Bayern boss Kovac

Posted Sunday, October 07, 2018 by PA22 hits

Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac blamed individual mistakes for the 3-0 home defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach which left him under increasing pressure going into the international break.Bayern’s winless run extended to four matches with the worst result of the lot as they failed to make their dominance in possession count and were instead hit on the break.Alassane Plea and Lars Stindl scor...Full Story »

Cattermole will be key for us, says Sunderland boss Ross

Posted Sunday, October 07, 2018 by PA20 hits

Manager Jack Ross praised the contribution of midfield player Lee Cattermole as Sunderland moved into third place in League One with a 2-1 win at Bradford City in front of a bumper 19,487 Valley Parade crowd.Both sides ended the fiercely fought match with ten men. Sunderland skipper Max Power was shown a red card in the 66th minute for kicking out after giving away a penalty after a foul on Jack...Full Story »

Silva heaps praise on Sigurdsson after midfielder’s thunderbolt downs Leicester

Posted Sunday, October 07, 2018 by PA19 hits

Everton boss Marco Silva hailed Gylfi Sigurdsson after his screamer earned victory at Leicester.The midfielder’s 30-yard strike secured a 2-1 win for the Toffees after Foxes skipper Wes Morgan had been sent off in the second half.The defender was dismissed after two fouls on Richarlison, who had opened the scoring early.Ricardo Pereira levelled before the break but sloppy Leicester were pu...Full Story »

Sunderland win at Bradford as both sides finish with ten men

Posted Sunday, October 07, 2018 by PA4 hits

Sunderland earned a 2-1 win at Bradford City in a fiercely-fought match in which both teams had a player sent off.The visitors skipper Max Power was dismissed in the 66th minute and Bradford winger Sean Scannell was also shown a red card in the seven minutes referee Anthony Backhouse added on at the end of the match.Sunderland went in front after 20 minutes through Josh Maja after the home side ...Full Story »

Ipswich finally up and running under Paul Hurst

Posted Sunday, October 07, 2018 by PA10 hits

Ipswich secured their first win of the Championship season and a first in charge for Paul Hurst as Trevoh Chalobah’s’ 84th-minute header saw them edge Swansea 3-2 in a thrilling game at the Liberty Stadium. The Tractor Boys fell behind to a Janoi Donacien own goal, but they made the most of Swansea’s lapses in concentration at the back to take a surprise half-time lead.Gwion E...Full Story »

Cesc Fabregas wants to sign a new Chelsea deal and play under Maurizio Sarri

Posted Saturday, October 06, 2018 by Skysports.com31 hits

Cesc Fabregas is happy playing under Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge Cesc Fabregas says he wants to sign a new deal at Chelsea and play under head coach Maurizio Sarri "for a long time". The 31-year-old playmaker featured under Arsene Wenger at Arsenal, Pep Guardiola at Barcelona and Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte at Chelsea. But Sarri, a 59-year-old heavy-smoking former banker, has inspire...Full Story »

Man Utd players throwing Mourinho under the bus and trying to get him sacked - Ince

Posted Friday, October 05, 2018 by Goal.com141 hits

The former Red Devils midfielder has accused a number of players of not trying, with their lack of effort edging an under-fire coach towards the exitManchester United’s underperforming squad are trying to get Jose Mourinho sacked, claims Paul Ince, with those to have downed tools accused of throwing their manager “under the bus”. The Red Devils, amid a backdrop of internal r...Full Story »

Sunderland’s response with 10 men was outstanding – Jack Ross

Posted Wednesday, October 03, 2018 by PA15 hits

Jack Ross paid tribute to his Sunderland players for emerging with a point against second-placed Peterborough after Bryan Oviedo was sent off in the second half.The Costa Rican defender was dismissed with 22 minutes remaining when he kicked out at Posh’s Marcus Maddison. Sunderland were ahead at the time courtesy of Josh Maja’s 21st-minute opener.Six minutes after Oviedo was dismisse...Full Story »

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