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Coventry fight back to deny AFC Wimbledon valuable win at Ricoh Arena

Posted Sunday, January 13, 2019 by PA3 hits

AFC Wimbledon failed to close the gap to safety in Sky Bet League 1 after drawing 1-1 at Coventry.The visitors sucker-punched the promotion-chasing Sky Blues in the second minute at the Ricoh Arena as Jake Jervis put them ahead.But Wally Downes’ rock-bottom side failed to hold on for a vital three points in their relegation battle as Luke Thomas drew Coventry level just after the hour...Full Story »

Chelsea FC vs Newcastle - Alvaro Morata doubtful as Chelsea host Newcastle

Posted Saturday, January 12, 2019 by PA49 hits

Alvaro Morata is an injury doubt for Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Newcastle on Saturday.The Spanish striker missed Tuesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final first leg with Tottenham with a minor hamstring problem.Ruben Loftus-Cheek (back) is out and Cesc Fabregas will not be considered ahead of his likely move to Monaco.Newcastle defenders Federico Fernandez and Ciaran Clark will both ...Full Story »

Downes keen to make more FA Cup history after AFC Wimbledon reach fourth round

Posted Sunday, January 06, 2019 by PA9 hits

AFC Wimbledon reached the fourth round of the FA Cup for the first time since their reformation when they beat Fleetwood 3-2 and boss Wally Downes sees no reason why they cannot make more history.The old Wimbledon beat Liverpool 1-0 in the 1988 final to lift the famous trophy.AFC Wimbledon, formed in 2002, had never been past the third-round stage before Kwesi Appiah’s late winner secured ...Full Story »

Late Kwesi Appiah goal sends AFC Wimbledon into FA Cup fourth round

Posted Sunday, January 06, 2019 by PA3 hits

Kwesi Appiah’s last-gasp strike sent AFC Wimbledon into the fourth round of the FA Cup as the visitors beat Fleetwood 3-2 in a thrilling tie at Highbury.Fleetwood boss Joey Barton was not in the dugout after receiving a two-match touchline ban and a £2,000 fine.The Town boss had been charged with misconduct for the language he used towards referee Brett Huxtable after James Clar...Full Story »

Fulham vs Oldham Athletic AFC - Fulham defender Mawson only senior absentee

Posted Saturday, January 05, 2019 by PA29 hits

Alfie Mawson remains Fulham’s only senior absentee for Sunday’s FA Cup fixture at home to League Two side Oldham. The defender has started rehabilitation on a knee injury, but it remains unclear how long he will need to be passed fit. Loanee Timothy Fosu-Mensah also remains at the club, despite speculation he could be returning to Manchester United. Boss Claudio Ranieri revealed...Full Story »

Chelsea FC vs Southampton - Chelsea set to be without injured Giroud

Posted Monday, December 31, 2018 by PA40 hits

Olivier Giroud is expected to miss out as Chelsea take on Southampton in the Premier League due to an ankle injury. Alvaro Morata could start as the main attacker and Eden Hazard is likely play in his preferred wide left role. Cesc Fabregas (neck), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (back), Pedro (hamstring) and Callum Hudson-Odoi (hamstring) could miss out. Ryan Bertrand could again be missing for Southa...Full Story »

AFC Bournemouth vs Watford - Cherries lack Ake for visit of Watford

Posted Monday, December 31, 2018 by PA33 hits

Nathan Ake could miss Bournemouth’s Premier League clash with Watford on Wednesday due to a hamstring issue. The Holland defender picked up the injury in Sunday’s 4-1 loss at Manchester United and is now a doubt for the Vitality Stadium clash with the Hornets. Jordon Ibe could again deputise at wing-back, with Simon Francis, Adam Smith, Lewis Cook and Dan Gosling all long-term ab...Full Story »

Downes encouraged by AFC Wimbledon revival

Posted Sunday, December 30, 2018 by PA11 hits

Wally Downes is heading into the new year with confidence that his AFC Wimbledon side are moving in the right direction following their 0-0 draw with Blackpool.Despite dropping to second-bottom in League One, the Dons followed up wins over Wycombe and Plymouth with a point against Terry McPhillips’ play-off chasing Tangerines.Downes believes that defensive solidity is one of the all-import...Full Story »

Derek Adams determined to fight on as Plymouth boss despite AFC Wimbledon defeat

Posted Thursday, December 27, 2018 by PA2 hits

Derek Adams is refusing to throw in the towel despite watching his Plymouth side crash to the bottom of Sky Bet League One after a 2-1 defeat at AFC Wimbledon.Mitch Pinnock’s winner ensured the Dons leapfrogged their visitors after David Fox had given Argyle the lead after 23 minutes.Anthony Wordsworth equalised within 10 minutes with Wimbledon the better side after the break, though Adams...Full Story »

Barrow battle back to claim deserved point against AFC Fylde

Posted Thursday, December 27, 2018 by PA20 hits

Jack Hindle netted a second-half equaliser as Barrow earned a 1-1 draw at home to AFC Fylde in the National League.Hindle converted a fine Rhys Norrington-Davies cross from close range – his ninth goal of the season – as Barrow picked up a deserved point.Fylde defender Luke Burke made a vital clearance to keep out Rhys Turner’s effort as Barrow made a strong start.But the visit...Full Story »

Pinnock lifts AFC Wimbledon from foot of League One table after Plymouth win

Posted Thursday, December 27, 2018 by PA0 hits

Mitch Pinnock stepped off the bench to deliver AFC Wimbledon a priceless 2-1 victory over fellow strugglers Plymouth.Dons substitute Pinnock took advantage of Yann Songo’o’s poor backpass in the 75th minute as Wally Downes’ side moved off the bottom of the table with Argyle taking their place.It looked like a day to remember for the visitors when midfielder David Fox opened the...Full Story »

Tottenham Hotspur vs AFC Bournemouth - Dele Alli could sit out Bournemouth visit

Posted Monday, December 24, 2018 by PA76 hits

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli is a doubt for the visit of Bournemouth.The England international was forced off at half-time of Sunday’s 6-2 win over Everton with a minor hamstring problem and may not be risked.Fellow midfielder Moussa Sissoko could be rested after playing all but seven minutes of the last five matches.Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has no fresh injury concerns after his team...Full Story »

Watford vs Chelsea FC - Alvaro Morata could make Chelsea return at Vicarage Road

Posted Monday, December 24, 2018 by PA66 hits

Watford will have an unchanged squad for the Premier League visit of Chelsea. Will Hughes (hip), Andre Gray (leg), Sebastian Prodl (knee) and Adalberto Penaranda (foot) remain sidelined for the Hornets.Boss Javi Gracia must decide whether to rotate his squad or stick with the side which beat West Ham 2-0 on Saturday.Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata should be fit for the trip to Vicarage Road.The Sp...Full Story »

Wally Downs admits there is still plenty of work to do for AFC Wimbledon

Posted Sunday, December 23, 2018 by PA1 hits

Wally Downes insists his AFC Wimbledon side still have work to do despite picking up his first win as manager with a 2-1 Sky Bet League One victory at Wycombe.Kwesi Appiah and Jake Jervis struck for the visitors but Fred Onyedinma’s late goal for Wanderers left the Dons sweating, eventually holding on for a first away win since September.It was not enough to move off bottom spot in League ...Full Story »

AFC Wimbledon end barren away run at Wycombe

Posted Sunday, December 23, 2018 by PA1 hits

AFC Wimbledon’s first away win since September was not enough to move them off the bottom of the League One table despite a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Wycombe.Kwesi Appiah scored just before the half-hour mark, with substitute Jake Jervis adding a second for the visitors in the 90th minute.Fred Onyedinma bundled home an injury-time goal for Wycombe, but Wimbledon held on for all three po...Full Story »

Chelsea FC vs AFC Bournemouth - Gianfranco Zola talks up Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson

Posted Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by PA55 hits

Gianfranco Zola has spoken of Chelsea’s admiration for Callum Wilson ahead of Wednesday’s Carabao Cup quarter-final with Bournemouth.The 26-year-old England striker has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge in January.Chelsea assistant boss Zola said: “I’m sure there are a lot of players linked with us. Certainly Callum Wilson is doing well for his club and is of int...Full Story »

MOL Vidi FC(N) vs Chelsea FC - Sarri condemns ‘disgusting’ abuse aimed at Sterling

Posted Thursday, December 13, 2018 by PA45 hits

Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri has condemned the alleged racist abuse of Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling at Stamford Bridge as “disgusting”.Chelsea and the Metropolitan Police launched investigations into alleged racist abuse from a section of home supporters towards Sterling in last Saturday’s 2-0 win for the Blues. Chelsea subsequently suspended four people in conn...Full Story »

Wally Downes believes AFC Wimbledon can battle out of relegation danger

Posted Sunday, December 09, 2018 by PA17 hits

Newly-appointed AFC Wimbledon boss Wally Downes is convinced his side can claw their way out of League One trouble after witnessing a spirited fightback against Rochdale.Former Crazy Gang-member Downes was only appointed at Wimbledon this week – but his arrival had an instant impact as he inspired the Dons to battle back and claim an unlikely point.Substitute Andy Barcham rescued a point i...Full Story »

Andy Barcham earns AFC Wimbledon a point in Wally Downes’ first game in charge

Posted Sunday, December 09, 2018 by PA0 hits

Substitute Andy Barcham rescued a point in Wally Downes’ first game as AFC Wimbledon boss after they were held 1-1 by Rochdale.Barcham rifled in from the edge of the box to cancel out Calvin Andrew’s first-half effort, which keeps the Dons second from bottom.The hosts started brightly with Jake Jervis having a penalty appeal waved away and Will Nightingale heading straight at Josh Li...Full Story »

Wally Downes looking to revive AFC Wimbledon

Posted Friday, December 07, 2018 by PA20 hits

New AFC Wimbledon manager Wally Downes will take the helm for his first League One game against Rochdale. Downes has a relatively full squad available, though forward Kwesi Appiah continues to be sidelined with a hamstring issue.Midfielder Scott Wagstaff has shaken off his own hamstring concern however and could return to the starting line-up.The Dons have turned to former Wimbledon player Downe...Full Story »

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