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Pep Guardiola bemoans lack of VAR consistency after Spurs hold Manchester City

Posted Sunday, August 18, 2019 by PA3 hits

Pep Guardiola had no complaints about the decision but bemoaned a lack of consistency after VAR denied Manchester City a last-gasp winner against Tottenham.The Premier League champions had to settle for a 2-2 draw at the Etihad Stadium after Gabriel Jesus’ injury-time strike was disallowed on review for a handball by Aymeric Laporte.Under this season’s clarified handball rules, the d...Full Story »

Morton chief executive says fourth official used ‘foul and abusive language’

Posted Sunday, August 18, 2019 by PA5 hits

Morton chief executive David MacKinnon has accused fourth official Kevin Graham of using foul and abusive language and “manhandling” boss David Hopkin during their 5-3 Betfred Cup defeat against Hibernian. MacKinnon has confirmed that he intends to contact the Scottish Football Association’s head of refereeing following a fractious afternoon at Easter Road, with Graham alleged ...Full Story »

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley wants to move on after stalemate

Posted Sunday, August 18, 2019 by PA3 hits

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley did not hold back after the goalless draw with Cheltenham at the Globe Arena.After seeing his side and Cheltenham struggle to create chances in a defence-dominated game, the Shrimps boss said: “I think that has to be in the top three of worst games I have ever been involved in.“There was no lack of endeavour but I think it was one of the worst performanc...Full Story »

Darren Moore delighted to record first win as Doncaster boss

Posted Sunday, August 18, 2019 by PA4 hits

Darren Moore felt persistence paid off as Doncaster secured the first victory of his tenure with a 3-2 triumph over Fleetwood.A Wes Burns own goal in stoppage-time handed Rovers all three points. Goals from Cameron John and James Coppinger had seen Doncaster roar back after Conor McAleny gave Fleetwood the lead, while substitute Paddy Madden levelled the score early in the second half.After bein...Full Story »

Villa boss Smith: Bournemouth’s Billing should have seen red

Posted Sunday, August 18, 2019 by PA4 hits

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith said Philip Billing should have been sent off during the 2-1 home loss to Bournemouth.Cherries midfielder Billing collected the first booking of the contest in the 36th minute for a foul on John McGinn, and made a number of subsequent challenges that might have seen him carded again before being substituted by Eddie Howe at half-time.Smith, whose side went in at the b...Full Story »

Mixed emotions for Crawley boss Cioffi after Scunthorpe draw

Posted Sunday, August 18, 2019 by PA4 hits

Gabriele Cioffi was left with mixed emotions after his Crawley side’s 2-2 draw at Scunthorpe.He was pleased to see the Red Devils hit back for a point after the hosts came from behind to take a 2-1 lead 10 minutes into the second half.But at the same time the Italian was disappointed Crawley could not go on to take all three points, with Bez Lubala seeing a late penalty saved by Scunthorpe...Full Story »

More memorable moments for Mansfield boss John Dempster at Carlisle

Posted Sunday, August 18, 2019 by PA3 hits

Mansfield manager John Dempster could barely conceal his pride after his first win as a boss came at the same ground he made his Football League debut in 2002.After starting their league campaign with two draws, Dempster’s team eased past a flat Carlisle side 2-0 at Brunton Park thanks to first-half goals from Danny Rose and Nicky Maynard.Dempster said: “It was 18 years ago I made my...Full Story »

Boss Lamouchi feels Forest are still in search of their ‘killer instinct’

Posted Sunday, August 18, 2019 by PA30 hits

Sabri Lamouchi believes Nottingham Forest are still to properly find their “killer instinct” despite seeing his side romp to a thumping 3-0 win over Birmingham.Goals from Joe Lolley, Lewis Grabban and Michael Dawson helped the Reds cruise to a comfortable, easy 3-0 success over Pep Clotet’s Blues.But Forest might have scored more goals, with Grabban, Sammy Ameobi and Samba Sow ...Full Story »

Mowbray happy to get the win regardless of how it came

Posted Sunday, August 18, 2019 by PA3 hits

Blackburn manager Tony Mowbray felt his side’s quality drove them onto a 1-0 win over Middlesbrough, despite admitting the “aesthetics weren’t so great,” in the Sky Bet Championship encounter. Both teams went into the game without a league victory to show for their endeavours so far, but it was the hosts who edged it thanks to a 25th-minute penalty from former Boro forwar...Full Story »

Kamberi at the double as Hibs survive a scare against Morton

Posted Sunday, August 18, 2019 by PA4 hits

Florian Kamberi shrugged off speculation regarding his future to inspire brittle Hibernian to a scarcely-merited 5-3 victory over Morton after extra-time. The Swiss attacker, who has been linked with a £2 million switch back to his homeland with Basel, notched a brace to send the Hibees into the quarter-finals of the Betfred Cup despite another defensively dismal showing.The hosts blew a c...Full Story »

Morecambe held by Cheltenham in stalemate

Posted Sunday, August 18, 2019 by PA3 hits

Morecambe and Cheltenham shared the spoils in a goalless Sky Bet League Two draw at the Globe Arena.A game that lacked skill and inspiration saw both sides struggle to create chances with neither goalkeeper really troubled.The game started briskly with Luke Varney heading a Sean Long cross straight at Barry Roche from eight yards out before a long period of inactivity.Lewis Alessandra put in a c...Full Story »

Wes Burns own goal gifts Darren Moore his first win as Doncaster boss

Posted Sunday, August 18, 2019 by PA3 hits

A late Wes Burns own goal saw Fleetwood lose their perfect start to the League One season and hand Doncaster their first win under Darren Moore.Goals from Cameron John and James Coppinger saw Doncaster turn the tables after Conor McAleny had given Fleetwood an early lead, only for substitute Paddy Madden to draw the visitors level.Fleetwood took a deserved lead in the 10th minute when McAleny he...Full Story »

Junior Mondal strike gives Forest Green victory

Posted Sunday, August 18, 2019 by PA0 hits

Forest Green substitute Junior Mondal maintained Rovers’ unbeaten start to the season with a second-half winner in a dogged 1-0 win over Grimsby.Rovers made it two wins and a draw from their opening three games to bring an end to Grimsby’s undefeated opening.Earlier, first-half chances were at a premium as the game failed to raise the pulses.On the cusp of the break, Matty Stevens pl...Full Story »

Bournemouth spoil Villa’s Premier League homecoming with impressive win

Posted Sunday, August 18, 2019 by PA4 hits

Aston Villa endured a disappointing first home game of their Premier League return as early goals from Josh King and Harry Wilson condemned them to a 2-1 loss to Bournemouth.King converted a second-minute penalty following Tom Heaton’s foul on Callum Wilson, and the visitors doubled their lead 10 minutes later as Cherries debutant Harry Wilson’s strike punished a mistake by Douglas L...Full Story »

Sunderland come from behind to sink Portsmouth

Posted Saturday, August 17, 2019 by PA6 hits

Sunderland won their first Sky Bet League One match of the season and inflicted a second defeat on Portsmouth.There was little to choose between the sides, fifth and sixth last term, in their five meetings in 2019-20, and this game at the Stadium of Light was no different.It looked significant, therefore, when summer signing Marcus Harness made the most of Max Power’s sloppy pass to put hi...Full Story »

Valverde demands more from Griezmann after Bilbao stun Barca

Posted Saturday, August 17, 2019 by PA56 hits

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has called on Antoine Griezmann to be more involved in games after the Catalan giants were beaten 1-0 by Athletic Bilbao in their LaLiga opener.Griezmann joined Barca from Atletico Madrid for 120million euros over the summer and was handed his debut at San Mames on Friday.However, he struggled to make an impact on the left of a front three in the first half and di...Full Story »

Lyonnais 6 - 0 Angers SCO: Moussa Dembele and Memphis Depay bag braces as Lyon demolish Angers

Posted Saturday, August 17, 2019 by PA10 hits

Moussa Dembele and Memphis Depay both scored twice as Lyon recorded a thumping 6-0 victory over Angers.Lyon, 3-0 winners at Monaco on the opening day, made it two wins out of two in emphatic style.Houssem Aouar got the ball rolling in the 11th minute with a low drive from the edge of the area.Dembele doubled the lead in the 36th minute and Aouar teed up Depay for the third before half-time....Full Story »

Motherwell FC 1 - 2 Hearts - Northern Irish pair shine as Hearts see off Motherwell

Posted Saturday, August 17, 2019 by PA7 hits

Northern Ireland internationals Michael Smith and Conor Washington netted in front of national boss Michael O’Neill as Hearts knocked Motherwell out of the Betfred Cup.The pair both struck in the midst of a vicious downpour in the final five minutes of the first half of the second-round clash at Fir Park.Half-time substitute Christopher Long pulled one back on the hour mark but Hearts &nda...Full Story »

Lamouchi facing selection dilemma ahead of Birmingham clash

Posted Friday, August 16, 2019 by PA5 hits

Nottingham Forest manager Sabri Lamouchi could revert to the starting XI which faced Leeds last week for the visit of Birmingham.Lamouchi made nine changes for the midweek Carabao Cup win over Fleetwood and must decide if any of those players did enough to maintain their place for the Sky Bet Championship clash at the City Ground.Deadline-day signing Chema Rodriguez could be in the squad fo...Full Story »

Potential McGeouch return for Sunderland ahead of Portsmouth encounter

Posted Friday, August 16, 2019 by PA7 hits

Sunderland manager Jack Ross could welcome back defender Denver Hume and former Scotland international Dylan McGeouch for Saturday’s early League One kick-off against Portsmouth.Hume (groin) and McGeouch (ankle), who appeared in the opening league draws against Oxford and Ipswich, both missed out on the Black Cats’ 3-1 Carabao Cup win at Accrington but are set to return on Saturday.T...Full Story »

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