Huddersfield 0-2 Manchester United: Romelu Lukaku stars as VAR causes controversy again

Posted Sunday, February 18, 2018 by Skysports.com

Juan Mata's goal was controversially ruled out by VAR Manchester United booked their place in the FA Cup quarter-finals with a 2-0 win at Huddersfield on a night where VAR controversy ruled out a Juan Mata goal. Romelu Lukaku grabbed both goals from United's only shots on target, the first coming after just three minutes and the second just after the break (55) - but it was Mata's disallowed e...Full Story »

VAR decision went against protocol, claims Mourinho

Posted Sunday, February 18, 2018 by PA

Jose Mourinho was bemused by the video assistant referee’s controversial intervention as Manchester United secured safe passage to the FA Cup quarter-finals at Huddersfield.Romelu Lukaku netted early in both halves at the John Smith’s Stadium to secure the visitors a 2-0 win on a night when technological teething problems reared their head once more.Juan Mata wheeled off in celebrati...Full Story »

PSG boss Emery pleased to bounce back from Champions League disappointment

Posted Sunday, February 18, 2018 by PA

Paris St Germain boss Unai Emery praised his side’s response to their Champions League defeat to Real Madrid in midweek.The Ligue 1 leaders were beaten 3-1 at the Bernabeu in Wednesday in the last-16 first leg, but responded with a 5-2 domestic success over Strasbourg.Goals from Julian Draxler, Neymar, Angel Di Maria and an Edison Cavani double saw PSG come from behind and maintain th...Full Story »

Fleetwood boss Uwe Rosler sacked after defeat at Doncaster

Posted Sunday, February 18, 2018 by PA

Uwe Rosler was sacked by Fleetwood following a 3-0 reverse at Doncaster which condemned Town to a seventh straight defeat in all competitions.A Tom Anderson brace and an Alex Kiwomya strike helped Rovers earn their first win of 2018 and left Fleetwood outside the bottom four in League One on goal difference only.That was enough for Town to part company with the German, who took the club to the p...Full Story »

United safely through despite video nasty

Posted Sunday, February 18, 2018 by PA

Manchester United overcame the video assistant referee’s controversial intervention and reached the FA Cup quarter-finals thanks to Romelu Lukaku’s brace at Huddersfield.While the decision to utilise technology and aid officials has been widely embraced, the trial period has not been without its hiccups in the English game and beyond.The teething troubles continued as Juan Mata saw a...Full Story »

Lincoln boss Danny Cowley to fight his corner

Posted Sunday, February 18, 2018 by PA

Lincoln manager Danny Cowley said he would appeal any ban he receives after being sent to the stands during his side’s 3-1 defeat at Crawley.Cowley was dismissed by referee Trevor Kettle as the players came in at half-time after appearing to have an altercation with Crawley captain Jimmy Smith.But after the match Cowley insisted he was merely trying to calm down central defender Luke Water...Full Story »

Bentley happy with Morecambe’s battling performance in draw against Forest Green

Posted Sunday, February 18, 2018 by PA

Morecambe boss Jim Bentley was the happier manager after Gregg Wylde’s 90th-minute strike earned his side a point in their 1-1 draw with Forest Green.The on-loan Plymouth man chose the perfect time to open his account for the club and cancel out Chris Clements’ 13th-minute opener to seal a dramatic finish to a nervy encounter.Bentley said: “I said before the game that this was ...Full Story »

Pardew ‘wanted to make statement’ by stripping Evans of West Brom captaincy

Posted Sunday, February 18, 2018 by PA

West Brom boss Alan Pardew confirmed Jonny Evans was stripped of the captaincy against Southampton because he wanted to “make a little bit of a statement.”Evans was one of four senior players, along with Gareth Barry, Jake Livermore and Boaz Myhill, who are alleged to have stolen a taxi during the club’s training camp in Barcelona this week.The embarrassing episode sparked outr...Full Story »

Carlisle manager Keith Curle pleased to ‘tough it out’ for Chesterfield points

Posted Sunday, February 18, 2018 by PA

Carlisle manager Keith Curle stressed the points were more important than the performance as his side claimed their first win from four matches with a 2-0 victory over Chesterfield.Kelvin Etuhu gave the hosts a first-half lead and – after Chesterfield’s Louis Reed has seen a goal disallowed – John O’Sullivan sealed the points with a late strike.Curle said: “We had t...Full Story »

Jurgen Locadia’s debut goal delights Brighton boss Chris Hughton

Posted Sunday, February 18, 2018 by PA

Brighton manager Chris Hughton admitted he was relieved to see £14million forward Jurgen Locadia come through his debut unscathed.Club record signing Locadia, bought from PSV Eindhoven four weeks ago, finally pulled on an Albion shirt in the 3-1 FA Cup fifth round victory over Coventry after arriving in England with a hamstring injury.The Dutchman had not played first-team football for mor...Full Story »

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