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Sunderland boss Jack Ross criticises referee as two players see red

Posted Sunday, January 13, 2019 by PA10 hits

Sunderland boss Jack Ross insisted that neither of the players shown a red card for violent conduct in the 1-1 draw with Luton deserved to be sent off.Chris Maguire put Sunderland ahead in the first half before being dismissed in added time for an apparent stamp on Alan McCormack.Midway through the second half, during which James Collins equalised with a penalty, Luton lost Danny Hylton after re...Full Story »

Boss Kenny Jackett bemoans ‘missed opportunity’ for Pompey

Posted Sunday, January 13, 2019 by PA1 hits

Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett described the Sky Bet League One leaders’ 1-0 defeat at home to Blackpool as “a missed opportunity”.Chris Long came off the bench to score a debut winner as the Seasiders picked up a first win in six matches.Jackett said: “I thought the first half was a little bit of a non-event which obviously suits the away team more and we have to take ...Full Story »

Kenny Jackett lauds Andre Green after Portsmouth beat Norwich in FA Cup

Posted Sunday, January 06, 2019 by PA5 hits

Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett paid tribute to Andre Green after the on-loan striker scored an injury-time goal to earn Pompey a 1-0 win over 10-man Norwich in the third round of the FA Cup.Green produced a cool finish to edge the League One leaders past the Championship high-flyers, who had to play over 75 minutes with 10 men after skipper Grant Hanley became the club’s first recipient ...Full Story »

Jack Ross satisfied with hard-fought point at Charlton

Posted Sunday, January 06, 2019 by PA9 hits

Jack Ross admitted he was in two minds about his reaction to Sunderland drawing 1-1 against Charlton at the Valley.The point keeps the Wearsiders in third place in League One, and just a point off Luton in second with a game in hand.Sunderland had to withstand major pressure from fellow high-flyers Charlton in the second half, and manager Ross insisted it was as much a point gained as two lost.H...Full Story »

Jack Powell double hands Maidstone victory over Hartlepool

Posted Sunday, January 06, 2019 by PA6 hits

A Jack Powell brace inspired Maidstone to an important 2-1 win over Hartlepool in the Vanarama National League.The midfielder gave the visitors the lead inside the first four minutes, placing the ball past Hartlepool goalkeeper Scott Loach.Maidstone’s lead was short-lived as Jake Cassidy found an equaliser a minute later before Powell netted the winner in the 40th minute, striking the ball...Full Story »

Bradford must ‘wait and see’ over wanted man Jack Payne, says David Hopkin

Posted Wednesday, January 02, 2019 by PA14 hits

David Hopkin hopes Bradford can keep influential loanee Jack Payne in the January transfer window despite interest from several clubs in signing him from Huddersfield on a permanent deal.Payne, who was named man of the match for his part in the Bantams’ 3-0 home win over 10-man Accrington, is attracting interest from Sky Bet League One rivals Sunderland, Peterborough and Luton, but Hopkin ...Full Story »

Jackett relieved to come away with three points

Posted Wednesday, January 02, 2019 by PA1 hits

Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett was indebted to Ronan Curtis after the Irishman’s late goal fired the League One leaders to a scrappy 2-1 win over struggling Wimbledon. Curtis struck 10 minutes from time to break Wimbledon’s hearts after Kwesi Appiah’s superb long-range goal had threatened to steal a point.Jackett said: “It was tough and you don’t win games of foot...Full Story »

Jackett hails Portsmouth players after win at Fleetwood

Posted Sunday, December 30, 2018 by PA14 hits

Portsmouth boss Kenny Jackett hailed his side’s character as they fought back to beat Fleetwood 5-2 and ensure they ended 2018 at the top of the League One table. Ben Thompson opened the scoring for Portsmouth with Paddy Madden levelling in the 39th minute.Madden was then fouled by Matt Clarke with Ched Evans giving Fleetwood a 2-1 lead at the break.Dean Marney was sent off for a second bo...Full Story »

Jack Butland in fine form to earn Stoke a point at Bolton

Posted Sunday, December 30, 2018 by PA1 hits

Jack Butland produced two fine saves to earn Stoke City a 0-0 Betfred Championship draw at battling Bolton.The Potters’ keeper stopped Christian Doidge’s shot in the first half and then denied centre half Mark Beevers late on.In contrast, Butland’s opposite number, Ben Alnwick, was rarely troubled as Stoke failed to score for a second successive game.Wanderers’ latest poi...Full Story »

Jack goal ends Rodgers’ run of Old Firm dominance

Posted Saturday, December 29, 2018 by PA15 hits

Ryan Jack broke Brendan Rodgers’ run of Old Firm run dominance as he struck his first Rangers goal to seal a 1-0 Ibrox win.The Celtic boss had won 10 and drawn two out of 12 derby clashes since moving to Glasgow two and a half years ago.But Gers’ long wait for a victory over their bitter rivals was finally ended thanks to Jack’s first-half winner.What a moment at Ibrox. pic.twi...Full Story »

Kenny Jackett praises Portsmouth’s ruthlessness

Posted Sunday, December 23, 2018 by PA15 hits

Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett praised his side’s ruthlessness after a thrilling 3-1 win over 10-man Sunderland in a top-of-the-table showdown.A Gareth Evans penalty coupled with goals from Ronan Curtis and Ben Thompson ensured leaders Pompey came out on top in the battle of the League One big-guns.Glenn Loovens was dismissed three minutes into the second half when he brought down Oli Ha...Full Story »

Jackson’s strike hurts Motherwell

Posted Sunday, December 23, 2018 by PA13 hits

Simeon Jackson’s earned St Mirren their first away win of the season and dragged Motherwell closer to the Ladbrokes Premiership relegation battle.Saints manager Oran Kearney had urged his team to pull Motherwell back down towards them and they responded with a 1-0 win at Fir Park thanks to Jackson’s close-range effort on the rebound.Motherwell had the chance to move 12 points clear o...Full Story »

West Ham again without Wilshere against Watford

Posted Friday, December 21, 2018 by PA14 hits

Jack Wilshere will once again be missing from the West Ham squad to face Watford.The injury-jinxed midfielder has an ankle problem which has forced him to miss the Hammers’ last three matches.Striker Lucas Perez could return from a foot injury but Marko Arnautovic, Andriy Yarmolenko, Manuel Lanzini, Ryan Fredericks, Carlos Sanchez and Winston Reid remain sidelined.Etienne Capoue returns fr...Full Story »

JACK'S NOT BACK Jack Wilshere could be out for rest of season with ankle problem

Posted Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by hits

JACK WILSHERE has been dealt a fresh injury blow as he faces a long spell out of action with yet more ankle problems. The midfielder played five minutes of his latest comeback match against Newcastle earlier this month, only to be sidelined again immediately. Jack Wilshere is facing yet more time out on the sidelines injured And it may get even more grim for Wilshere, 26, unless the issue wit...Full Story »

Jack Ross pleased with the result after Sunderland beat Bristol Rovers

Posted Sunday, December 16, 2018 by PA4 hits

Sunderland manager Jack Ross was delighted to see his players cope with awful playing conditions to secure three points against Bristol Rovers.The Black Cats came from behind to win 2-1 against a Rovers team under the caretaker charge of Graham Coughlan after the departure of Darrell Clarke on Thursday.Coughlan’s players battled away to cause the promotion contenders problems at the Stadiu...Full Story »

Ward and Jackson back in contention for Ipswich

Posted Thursday, December 13, 2018 by PA4 hits

Bottom club Ipswich expect to have midfielder Grant Ward and forward Kayden Jackson available again following illness for the Sky Bet Championship match against Wigan.Goalkeeper Dean Gerken is expected to retain his place ahead of Bartosz Bialkowski having come in for last weekend’s 2-0 defeat at Stoke.Midfielder Cole Skuse is set for an extended spell on the sidelines following knee ...Full Story »

Jackett keeps Portsmouth grounded after going six points clear

Posted Sunday, December 09, 2018 by PA23 hits

Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett urged his side to stay grounded after a 2-0 win at home to Southend send them six points clear at the top of League One.Michael Turner’s early own goal and an eighth of the season from top-scorer Jamal Lowe saw in-form Pompey cruise to their eighth successive victory in front of an elated Fratton Park.But Jackett said: “It was a good performance and s...Full Story »

Colchester to assess Ryan Jackson’s fitness ahead of Macclesfield clash

Posted Friday, December 07, 2018 by PA14 hits

Colchester will check on defender Ryan Jackson ahead of the Sky Bet League Two match against Macclesfield.The U’s have not been in action since the 1-0 win at Forest Green on November 27, when right-back Jackson was forced off because of a hamstring injury.Defender Kane Vincent-Young has been carrying a groin problem, so will also be monitored as the promotion-hopefuls return to action fol...Full Story »

Kenny Jackett happy as Portsmouth avoid FA Cup replay against Rochdale

Posted Monday, December 03, 2018 by PA17 hits

Kenny Jackett admitted he was already thinking about a second-round replay when Andre Green’s 90th-minute deflected strike gave Portsmouth a 1-0 FA Cup win at Rochdale.A quick free-kick from Lee Brown fed Green on the edge of the area and his effort struck defender Ryan Delaney and wrong-footed keeper Josh Lillis.The goal came against the run of play, with Dale having bossed the second per...Full Story »

Tough fixtures caught up with Sunderland, says boss Jack Ross after draw

Posted Sunday, December 02, 2018 by PA4 hits

Sunderland boss Jack Ross felt a run of tough fixtures had caught up with his “leggy” side after they were taken to a replay in their second-round tie at Walsall.The Wearsiders, now unbeaten in 15 games in all competitions, bossed the first half of the all-League One clash and deservedly led at the interval through Aiden McGeady’s back-post finish.But Walsall striker and Newcas...Full Story »

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