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Will Nightingale in fitness race as AFC Wimbledon face Gillingham

Posted Thursday, March 21, 2019 by PA12 hits

AFC Wimbledon defender Will Nightingale is a doubt for the Sky Bet League One clash with Gillingham.The centre-back was forced off in last weekend’s win at Southend but his knee injury is not as bad as first feared and he hopes to be available on Saturday.Rod McDonald played 62 minutes in a reserve match on Tuesday after a month out with a groin injury and could be in contention.Deji Oshil...Full Story »

Joe Pigott haunts former club Southend as AFC Wimbledon boost survival hopes

Posted Sunday, March 17, 2019 by PA10 hits

Joe Pigott fired AFC Wimbledon off the foot of the League One table by scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win at fellow strugglers Southend.Pigott played a pivotal part in the Shrimpers winning promotion from League Two back in 2015, scoring an added-time equaliser in extra-time of the play-off final against Wycombe at Wembley.But the striker returned to haunt his old club as he fired home his 13th ...Full Story »

Fortuna Sittard boost Eredivisie survival hopes with win over 10-man FC Emmen

Posted Saturday, March 16, 2019 by PA16 hits

Fortuna Sittard pulled four points clear of the Eredivisie relegation zone with a comfortable 3-1 win over fellow strugglers FC Emmen.The hosts scored all their goals in the first half as they took control of the contest.Andrej Lukic’s own goal in the fourth minute set Sittard on their way before Lisandro Semedo doubled the lead in the 18th minute.Andrija Novakovich put the game to bed in ...Full Story »

Arsenal vs Stade Rennes FC - Arsenal must be at their best to turn Rennes tie around

Posted Thursday, March 14, 2019 by PA41 hits

Arsenal manager Unai Emery knows only the best will be good enough to see his side progress past Rennes in the Europa League.The Gunners welcome their Ligue 1 opponents to the Emirates Stadium on Thursday trailing 3-1 from last Thursday’s first leg.They will be forced to mount a second-leg recovery for the second round in a row after they overturned a deficit against BATE Borisov in the ro...Full Story »

Dynamo Kyiv vs Chelsea FC - Maurizio Sarri criticises ‘dangerous’ Dynamo Kiev pitch

Posted Thursday, March 14, 2019 by PA33 hits

Maurizio Sarri fears for the safety of his Chelsea players after branding Dynamo Kiev’s pitch “dangerous” and a “disaster”.Sarri’s squad trained at Kiev’s Olympic Stadium on Wednesday evening ahead of Thursday’s Europa League last-16 second leg.The Italian could be seen pointing at the playing surface as he spoke with members of his staff and feels...Full Story »

AFC Wimbledon claim another vital win

Posted Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by PA12 hits

Joe Pigott’s late penalty saw AFC Wimbledon boost their League One survival hopes with a dramatic 1-0 victory over 10-man Peterborough.Piggott’s spot-kick following Rhys Bennett’s foul just three minutes from time ensured Wally Downes’ team are now just four points adrift of safety, after four wins in their last six.Anthony Wordsworth hooked the ball over early on for roc...Full Story »

AFC Fylde held to draw by Boreham Wood

Posted Sunday, March 10, 2019 by PA12 hits

AFC Fylde’s promotion hopes suffered a setback as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Boreham Wood.Neill Byrne’s finish looked set to earn Fylde their third win in row, but Jamal Fyfield levelled in the second half after Bradley Ash’s penalty was saved.Fylde dropped to fifth in the Vanarama National League table, just three points ahead of Eastleigh in eighth.The visitors went in f...Full Story »

FC Utrecht’s winless home run continues following goalless draw

Posted Saturday, March 09, 2019 by PA15 hits

FC Utrecht and Groningen shared the spoils in a goalless draw on Friday night as the hosts’ home frustrations continued.Dick Advocaat’s side enjoyed the edge in a tight match of few chances, but could not find a goal to end a winless run at home which dates back to December 9.Victory could have taken Utrecht level with fifth-placed Vitesse Arnhem but Groningen’s good form conti...Full Story »

Chelsea FC vs Dynamo Kyiv - Sarri already preparing for his next season with Chelsea

Posted Thursday, March 07, 2019 by PA65 hits

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is confident he will be at Stamford Bridge next season and has already begun his pre-season preparations.The Italian came under heavy pressure last month after Premier League thrashings at Bournemouth and Manchester City were followed by a disappointing FA Cup exit at home to Manchester United.Sarri’s side have since produced a positive performance in their p...Full Story »

Stade Rennes FC vs Arsenal - Fixture congestion should not be used as an excuse

Posted Thursday, March 07, 2019 by PA46 hits

Arsenal head coach Unai Emery has refused to follow some of his counterparts by suggesting the Premier League should do more to help English clubs in Europe.Both Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino and Chelsea’s Maurizio Sarri have called on the league to fall in line with much of the continent and assist teams playing in European competition and the fixture congestion it causes.The Gunners...Full Story »

FC Porto vs AS Roma - Di Francesco focused only on Porto as speculation mounts

Posted Wednesday, March 06, 2019 by PA71 hits

Roma boss Eusebio Di Francesco wants everyone focused on “a game of life or death” against Porto in the Champions League rather than speculation over his future.The Giallorossi head to the Estadio do Dragao seeking a swift response following the 3-0 defeat at the hands of their fierce city rivals Lazio in Serie A, which left them fifth.Reports in Italy have suggested Di Francesco&rsq...Full Story »

AFC Fylde end Maidenhead’s winning run

Posted Sunday, March 03, 2019 by PA15 hits

Maidenhead’s brave run of three successive Vanarama National League wins came to an end with a 2-1 defeat at AFC Fylde.However, the Magpies stunned the home following as early as the 10th minute, as Ryan Upward angled in a deft cushioned volley from 15 yards over the dive of Jay Lynch.Fylde fought back superbly. Danny Rowe ensured he remained at the top of the divisional scoring charts wit...Full Story »

Fulham vs Chelsea FC - No new problems for Parker

Posted Saturday, March 02, 2019 by PA40 hits

Fulham’s new caretaker boss Scott Parker has no fresh selection concerns to contend with ahead of the west London derby against Chelsea. Forward Andre Schurrle, who has missed the last two games, will not be available for the Premier League clash due to a virus. Goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli and defender Alfie Mawson remain sidelined with long-term knee problems. Kepa Arrizabalaga coul...Full Story »

Arsenal vs AFC Bournemouth - Arsenal waiting on Iwobi and Lichtsteiner

Posted Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by PA46 hits

Arsenal could be without Alex Iwobi and Stephan Lichtsteiner for Wednesday’s Premier League visit of Bournemouth.The pair both came off injured in Sunday’s win over Southampton with Iwobi (ankle) and Lichtsteiner (back) being assessed ahead of the Cherries’ clash.Ainsley Maitland-Niles is available after illness as Danny Welbeck (ankle), Hector Bellerin and Rob Holding (both kn...Full Story »

AFC Bournemouth vs Wolves - Stanislas to face fitness test

Posted Saturday, February 23, 2019 by PA60 hits

Bournemouth will give a late fitness test to Junior Stanislas but remain without key duo Callum Wilson and David Brooks for the Premier League visit of Wolves.Forward Stanislas will be assessed on a hip flexor injury, while top scorer Wilson is not ready to return from a knee problem and winger Brooks is still suffering with an ankle issue.On-loan right-back Nathaniel Clyne is available after mi...Full Story »

AFC Wimbledon to stick with winning team against Charlton

Posted Friday, February 22, 2019 by PA34 hits

AFC Wimbledon are expected to make few changes to a winning team when they host Charlton in Sky Bet League One on Saturday.Kwesi Appiah and James Hanson missed Tuesday’s 4-3 win at Rochdale with respective hamstring and groin injuries, and they are unlikely to be recalled even if passed fit.The same applies for Dylan Connolly and Deji Oshilaja, who also missed out against Rochdale having b...Full Story »

Downes hails match-winner Pigott and ‘gutsy’ AFC Wimbledon

Posted Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by PA29 hits

Wally Downes admitted he could not watch as hat-trick hero Joe Pigott held his nerve to earn a 4-3 win over Rochdale.Manager Downes paid tribute to his never-say-die troops, who twice came from behind to snatch three points in the most dramatic of circumstances as Pigott converted their first penalty of the season in stoppage time.“It was a terrific game and I’m delighted for the 140...Full Story »

AFC Fylde thrash Havant & Waterlooville

Posted Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by PA19 hits

AFC Fylde rebounded from Saturday’s shock home loss to Chesterfield with a 6-2 thrashing of Havant & Waterlooville in the National League.The home side had edged into a 2-1 half-time lead and turned on the style in the second period to step up their challenge for an automatic promotion place.Matthew Paterson’s early penalty threatened to make it another difficult night for the ho...Full Story »

Pigott hits hat-trick in vital victory for AFC Wimbledon

Posted Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by PA23 hits

Joe Pigott scored a hat-trick as AFC Wimbledon breathed life into their Sky Bet League One survival fight with a dramatic 4-3 win at relegation rivals Rochdale.Pigott completed his treble with a stoppage-time penalty to hand the visitors victory.Dale took the lead after just two minutes, Joe Bunney’s free-kick swept home by Ethan Ebanks-Landell.Anthony Wordsworth struck the foot of the pos...Full Story »

Quigley snatches victory for FC Halifax

Posted Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by PA28 hits

Substitute Scott Quigley was FC Halifax’s hero as they won for the first time in 2019 with a 1-0 victory at Maidstone.A collision in the first quarter-hour saw Maidstone keeper Dion Henry carried off on a stretcher with Halifax forward Dayle Southwell also replaced two minutes later.Chris Lewington and Quigley were their respective replacements, while Halifax also lost Ben Tomlinson to inj...Full Story »

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