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Smith hails duo after making winning start as Villa boss

Posted Sunday, October 21, 2018 by PA1 hits

Dean Smith lauded Tammy Abraham and Orjan Nyland after he celebrated his first game in charge of Aston Villa with a 1-0 win over Swansea at Villa Park.Abraham, on loan from Chelsea, struck what proved to be the winner in the eighth minute with a superb header from Ahmed Elomohamady’s cross. Norwegian keeper Nyland, who has struggled to make an impact since his close-season £3million ...Full Story »

Winning start for new Villa manager Smith

Posted Sunday, October 21, 2018 by PA1 hits

Dean Smith’s first game as Aston Villa’s head coach saw his side pick up three points with a 1-0 home win over Swansea for only their second victory in 11 games.Making a perfect start to his new job Smith bucked the trend as he became the first of the last seven Villa managers to win his first match in charge.It was also Villa’s first win in their last six league games against ...Full Story »

Villa skipper James Chester set to return for Dean Smith’s first game in charge

Posted Friday, October 19, 2018 by PA9 hits

Captain James Chester will return for Dean Smith’s first game in charge of Aston Villa.The defender missed the 2-1 defeat at Millwall through suspension but is available for the visit of Swansea.Scott Hogan is fit again after a groin injury but Keinan Davis remains sidelined with his own groin problem.Smith, a boyhood Villa fan, was appointed last week after leaving Brentford.Swansea strik...Full Story »

Aston Villa appoint Dean Smith as new manager, John Terry confirmed as assistant

Posted Thursday, October 11, 2018 by hits

Aston Villa have appointed Dean Smith as their new manager Smith, 47, quit Brentford to take up the reins with Chelsea legend John Terry arriving as his No.2. It's been a tortuous wait for Smith to finally get the nod with the Championship club being knocked back by Thierry Henry, who was the first choice of the new owners. Rui Faria, Jose Mourinho's old assistant, also turned down an approac...Full Story »

Dean Smith proud of Brentford’s battling point at high-flying Leeds

Posted Saturday, October 06, 2018 by PA12 hits

Brentford boss Dean Smith was proud of his players’ endeavour despite them surrendering a late lead to draw 1-1 away at Sky Bet Championship high-flyers Leeds.Pontus Jansson powered in a dramatic 88th-minute header from Ezgjan Alioski’s free-kick as Leeds earned a point, with the hosts having Luke Ayling dismissed late on.The equaliser from the Swedish centre-back was deserved for Ma...Full Story »

Emery hails Emile Smith Rowe’s mentality as youngster scores first Arsenal goal

Posted Friday, October 05, 2018 by PA26 hits

Unai Emery praised the mentality of Emile Smith Rowe as the teenager scored his maiden Arsenal goal in their Europa League win at Qarabag.The Gunners secured a flattering 3-0 win in Baku as Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Smith Rowe and Matteo Guendouzi all scored their first goals for the club.When your mate gets off the mark 🙌🇫🇷These two 😅 Story »

Dean Keates calls for Walsall to be more ruthless following draw with Shrewsbury

Posted Wednesday, October 03, 2018 by PA18 hits

Walsall boss Dean Keates criticised his side’s lack of cutting edge after the Saddlers were held to a 0-0 derby draw by struggling Shrewsbury.After a free-scoring start to the season, Walsall have netted just four goals in their last six league games, although they remain on the fringes of the play-off places.Walsall enjoyed the best chances but Josh Ginnelly and George Dobson saw efforts ...Full Story »

Smith fumes as 10-man Bees are forced to dig deep

Posted Sunday, September 30, 2018 by PA2 hits

Brentford boss Dean Smith blasted referee Geoff Eltringham after his side’s injury-time draw with Reading for “throwing cards around like confetti” in a wild second half.Bees defender Yoann Barbet spared his keeper Daniel Bentley’s blushes with a late equaliser after team-mate Said Benrahma saw red for a second booking with four minutes to go.Barbet’s late header ca...Full Story »

Dean Keates unlikely to tinker with Walsall line-up

Posted Friday, September 28, 2018 by PA27 hits

Dean Keates is unlikely to tinker with his Walsall line-up for Accrington’s Sky Bet League One visit to the Banks’s Stadium.Morgan Ferrier should lead the forward line again after putting his on-field spat with Luke Leahy behind him when netting in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Oxford.That victory proved a return to form – and good behaviour – following the 4-1 drubbing b...Full Story »

Dean Smith to revert to Brentford’s strongest XI for Reading clash

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2018 by PA26 hits

Brentford boss Dean Smith will recall a host of players for the visit of Reading.Smith made six changes for the 3-1 Carabao Cup defeat at Arsenal in midweek.Therefore Dan Bentley, Chris Mepham, Henrik Dalsgaard, Josh McEachran, Lewis MacLeod and Neale Maupay could all return to the starting line-up.Rico Henry is still building up his fitness following a serious knee injury.Reading will have...Full Story »

Naismith sees penalty saved as Hearts are held by Livingston

Posted Saturday, September 22, 2018 by PA15 hits

Steven Naismith saw a penalty saved as Hearts lost their 100 per cent start to the Ladbrokes Premiership after a goalless home draw with Livingston.Naismith had the chance to net his 10th goal of the season with the last kick of the first half, but Liam Kelly pulled off an excellent stop.Hearts were looking for a ninth consecutive win, but visiting boss Gary Holt arrived at Tynecastle with a per...Full Story »

Emre Can comments on women's football after Cristiano Ronaldo red 'sad' - Kelly Smith

Posted Saturday, September 22, 2018 by ESPN72 hits

Former England captain Kelly Smith has criticised Emre Can following his comments on women's football after Cristiano Ronaldo's red card in the Champions League on Wednesday. Ronaldo was sent off for putting his hand on Valencia defender Jeison Murillo's head with Can saying afterwards: "That's meant to be a red card? Come on, we're not women. "I heard that it was for him pulling hair. We're...Full Story »

Dean Smith saw Brentford win over Wigan coming after flying start

Posted Sunday, September 16, 2018 by PA9 hits

Brentford head coach Dean Smith was delighted with the way his side “were on it from the start” in their 2-0 win over Wigan that moved them into the Championship’s top two.A Neal Maupay brace – his sixth and seventh goals of the season – clinched Brentford the points after Wigan were reduced to 10 men just before the hour mark when Sam Morsy saw red for an elbow on ...Full Story »

Dean Moxey and Nicky Law on target as Exeter edge Mansfield

Posted Sunday, September 16, 2018 by PA19 hits

Mansfield saw their unbeaten start to the season ended after a 2-1 defeat at home to Exeter City.Dean Moxey gave the Grecians a half-time lead with a well-taken finish before Nicky Law doubled the advantage just before the hour mark.Mansfield pulled a goal back five minutes after their opponents’ second through Tyler Walker’s tap-in, but they were unable to find an equaliser.Stags ha...Full Story »

Steven Naismith fires Hearts to another win after McHugh blunder

Posted Sunday, September 16, 2018 by PA22 hits

Carl McHugh’s short back-pass proved extremely costly for Motherwell as Hearts extended their lead at the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership with a 1-0 victory at Fir Park.McHugh had arguably been the best player on the park for the first 27 minutes, keeping powerful Hearts striker Uche Ikpeazu firmly in check.But the Irishman was guilty of playing a textbook hospital ball to his goalkeeper,...Full Story »

Scotland 2 - 0 Albania: McLeish hails Naismith impact following Scotland’s win over Albania

Posted Tuesday, September 11, 2018 by PA51 hits

Alex McLeish felt Steven Naismith was destined to have the biggest say in his Scotland side’s 2-0 victory over Albania in their UEFA Nations League opener.Naismith was only called up to the squad seven days earlier following injury to Oli McBurnie but he and Johnny Russell were preferred to Leigh Griffiths up front and the Hearts forward was at the centre of the Hampden action.Naismith end...Full Story »

Leitch-Smith could make Morecambe return against Swindon

Posted Thursday, September 06, 2018 by PA32 hits

Morecambe forward A-Jay Leitch-Smith could make his return to action in Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two clash with Swindon.Leitch-Smith missed last weekend’s loss at Bury due a knee problem and was not involved in Tuesday’s Checkatrade Trophy defeat at Carlisle.Goalkeeper Mark Halstead is a doubt after coming off early on during the Carlisle game having sustained a bruised hip.An...Full Story »

Dean Austin frustrated after Northampton draw with Tranmere

Posted Sunday, September 02, 2018 by PA8 hits

Northampton manager Dean Austin rued another two points that slipped through his side’s grasp after Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Tranmere.The Cobblers were the dominant team for long spells but James Norwood’s sixth goal of the season handed Rovers the lead before Junior Morias levelled on the hour mark.The hosts then pushed for the winner and had enough chances to take all three p...Full Story »

Smith hails Brentford progress after win over Forest

Posted Sunday, September 02, 2018 by PA23 hits

Brentford head coach Dean Smith believes his young squad moved up to “the next level” in their hard-fought win over Nottingham Forest.Goals from Lewis Macleod and Ollie Watkins were enough to end Forest’s unbeaten start to the season, with Matty Cash managing a consolation for Aitor Karanka’s side.Smith was delighted with the Bees’ discipline in a game of 12 yellow ...Full Story »

Dean Smith hails matchwinner Julian Jeanvier as Brentford breeze through

Posted Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by PA31 hits

Brentford head coach Dean Smith hailed Julian Jeanvier after the French defender booked the Bees’ place in the third round of the Carabao Cup.The hosts were in total control and should have won by a greater scoreline but spurned several good openings and visiting goalkeeper Scott Flinders was in fine form.Nico Yennaris, Said Benrahma, Lewis Macleod and Alan Judge all had great chances to b...Full Story »

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