Finn Russell: Whole Scotland team was world class against England

Posted Sunday, February 25, 2018 by PA

Finn Russell hailed a “world-class” team performance after Scotland stunned England with a first Calcutta Cup win in a decade.England were heavy favourites as they made their way up to Edinburgh, but they were never at the races as the Dark Blues racked up a 25-13 win in a breathless tie at BT Murrayfield.Scotland were without a win over the Auld Enemy since 2008 but handing England ...Full Story »

Ronaldo’s selfless penalty gesture pleases Real coach Zidane

Posted Sunday, February 25, 2018 by PA

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane lauded Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘incredible’ gesture after he surrendered the chance for a hat-trick against Alaves by letting under-fire team-mate Karim Benzema take over penalty duties.Having continued his red-hot goalscoring form with a brace in either half at the Bernabeu, Ronaldo looked to have been handed the chance to net the 50th treble of h...Full Story »

In-form Fulham ease to victory against leaders Wolves

Posted Sunday, February 25, 2018 by PA

Fulham underlined their promotion credentials as goals from Ryan Sessegnon and Aleksandar Mitrovic earned them a well-deserved 2-0 victory over Sky Bet Championship leaders Wolves.The Londoners remain fifth but it was their eighth successive home victory in the league, with clean sheets in the last four, and extends their unbeaten run to 12 matches. It was also their first victory over Wolves in...Full Story »

Mustapha Carayol delights Ipswich boss with decisive strike at Deepdale

Posted Sunday, February 25, 2018 by PA

Mick McCarthy praised Mustapha Carayol after the winger climbed off his sickbed to score the winner in Ipswich’s 1-0 victory at Preston.Carayol netted the only goal of the game to condemn North End to their first defeat in eight Sky Bet Championship games and just their second loss in 18.It was his first Ipswich goal, and although the Gambian was replaced at half-time his contribution prov...Full Story »

Deeney finish hands Watford victory as Everton pay for lack of adventure

Posted Sunday, February 25, 2018 by PA

Everton missed their chance to climb to seventh in the Premier League after falling to a 1-0 defeat at Watford.Toffees manager Sam Allardyce has targeted being the highest-placed team behind the established big six in his pursuit of Europa League qualification.That Burnley and Leicester had earlier dropped points meant that victory at Vicarage Road would have put Everton on course to do exactly ...Full Story »

McCann feels frustrated as Dundee miss out on late spot-kick

Posted Sunday, February 25, 2018 by PA

Dundee manager Neil McCann hit out at referee Alan Muir for choosing not to give his team a late penalty in the defeat to Motherwell at Dens Park.Substitute A-Jay Leitch-Smith’s shot was blocked by Motherwell’s Cedric Kipre in added time and McCann felt the big Frenchman had handled his effort.The hosts went on to lose the Ladbrokes Premiership contest 1-0 and McCann said afterwards ...Full Story »

Wigan assistant manager Leam Richardson: Result more important than performance

Posted Sunday, February 25, 2018 by PA

Wigan assistant manager Leam Richardson admitted the result was far more important than the performance after the 1-0 victory over Rochdale in Sky Bet League One.Five days after dumping runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City out of the FA Cup, Wigan edged past rock-bottom Rochdale thanks to Michael Jacobs’ 12th-minute strike.The win keeps them three points behind leaders Blackburn ...Full Story »

Steve Cotterill determined to win over disenchanted Birmingham fans

Posted Sunday, February 25, 2018 by PA

Steve Cotterill vowed he would not bow to pressure after a bruising defeat to Barnsley but would guide Birmingham out of trouble at the bottom of the Sky Bet Championship.The Birmingham manager came in for heavy criticism from home fans after the 2-0 defeat, with many chanting: “We want Cotterill out.”Cotterill, Birmingham’s third manager in the last 15 months, said: “I&r...Full Story »

Hamilton goalkeeper Gary Woods hailed after victory over Thistle

Posted Sunday, February 25, 2018 by PA

Hamilton boss Martin Canning praised goalkeeper Gary Woods after his side’s last-gasp 2-1 victory over Partick Thistle.Accies only went ahead in stoppage-time after David Templeton tapped in a rebound – but Thistle still had time to threaten an equaliser from Chris Erskine’s header.But the midfielder’s effort was tipped off the line in acrobatic style by Woods, who had fu...Full Story »

Jack Lester hails Chesterfield game management

Posted Sunday, February 25, 2018 by PA

Chesterfield manager Jack Lester praised his team’s “time-keeping” after they beat Swindon 2-1 at the Proact Stadium to stay in the race for Football League survival.An early goal from Chris O’Grady and a fine finish from Andy Kellett put Chesterfield in command but Swindon replied through Rollin Menayese despite having Ollie Banks red-carded against his former club.Chest...Full Story »

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