Norwich secure first home win in three months by beating Sheffield Wednesday

Posted Sunday, December 10, 2017 by PA

Norwich's long wait for a home win finally ended as they came from behind to beat Sheffield Wednesday 3-1 in an hard-fought Sky Bet Championship contest at Carrow Road.Second-half goals from James Maddison, Timm Klose and Nelson Oliveira - the latter from a penalty deep into stoppage time - overturned a well-worked 18th-minute opener from Jordan Rhodes as the Canaries triumphed on home soil for...Full Story »

Late Perez own goal condemns Newcastle to yet another defeat

Posted Sunday, December 10, 2017 by PA

Ayoze Perez's late own goal cost Newcastle a precious Premier League draw as Leicester ruined the Magpies' 125th birthday celebrations. Substitute Perez thumped the ball into his own net four minutes from time in his efforts to prevent Shinji Okazaki from converting Jamie Vardy's cross, just as it looked as though Dwight Gayle's equaliser had clinched just a second Premier League point in seven...Full Story »

Benteke penalty miss denies Palace a priceless victory

Posted Sunday, December 10, 2017 by PA

Christian Benteke's missed penalty denied Crystal Palace a priceless Premier League victory as Jermain Defoe's stunning lob earned Bournemouth a 2-2 draw at Selhurst Park. Benteke wrestled the ball off regular penalty taker Luka Milivojevic - who had already converted a first-half spot-kick - only to see his added-time effort saved by Asmir Begovic. The Belgium striker's scoreless run extended...Full Story »

Sammie Szmodics brace sinks Exeter

Posted Sunday, December 10, 2017 by PA

Sammie Szmodics' brace helped Colchester secure an impressive 3-1 Sky Bet League Two win over promotion-chasing Exeter.Szmodics' strike in the 21st minute was turned into his own net by Exeter defender Troy Archibald-Henville after the U's forward had burst into the penalty area.Colchester went further ahead five minutes later when Szmodics scored from the spot, after Kane Vincent-Young was fou...Full Story »

Kieron Morris effort enough as Walsall edge Scunthorpe

Posted Sunday, December 10, 2017 by PA

Kieron Morris' early strike ended Scunthorpe's run of six league wins on the spin as a 1-0 victory lifted Walsall into the top half of League One.After a quiet start, Walsall led after 13 minutes as Morris let fly from the left-hand corner of the box, 20 yards out, and his rocket took a slight deflection to beat Scunthorpe goalkeeper Matt Gilks.Florent Cuvelier came close to doubling the Saddle...Full Story »

Bradley Dack bags brace as Blackburn claim comeback win at Peterborough

Posted Sunday, December 10, 2017 by PA

Blackburn racked up a fifth-straight league victory to nudge into third place in the League One table by coming from behind to win 3-2 at Peterborough.Charlie Mulgrew and a Bradley Dack brace sealed the win after Posh's Steven Taylor had pinched an early opener.In-form Rovers went straight on the front foot and were denied an early lead by both wasteful finishing and the brilliance of Posh keep...Full Story »

Paris St Germain rebound from back-to-back losses with win over Lille

Posted Sunday, December 10, 2017 by PA

Runaway Ligue 1 leaders Paris St Germain got back to winning ways with a 3-1 victory over struggling Lille.By PSG's standards, the club have endured a torrid week, suffering their first defeat in any competition this season to Strasbourg last weekend and then losing to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.It was the first time since December 2014 that PSG had lost back-to-back matches - althou...Full Story »

St Mirren edge past Brechin

Posted Sunday, December 10, 2017 by PA

St Mirren got back to winning ways by beating rock-bottom Brechin 2-1 at Glebe Park.Former Hearts striker Gavin Reilly raced clear after latching on to a hopeful ball forward after 20 minutes and he punished Brechin's leaky backline by notching his seventh strike of the season.The hosts refused to collapse and drew level after 27 minutes thanks to the perseverance and strength of Isaac Layne, b...Full Story »

Nick Powell and Dan Burn on target as Wigan extend lead at top

Posted Sunday, December 10, 2017 by PA

Goals from Nick Powell and Dan Burn ensured Wigan Athletic comfortably overcame the challenge of Fleetwood Town to record a 2-0 win at the DW Stadium and cement their position on top of Sky Bet League One.It was a thoroughly miserable afternoon for Town boss Uwe Rosler, who was making his first return to the DW Stadium since being relieved of his duties as Wigan boss in November 2014.The home s...Full Story »

Toumani Diagouraga scores late winner as Plymouth move off bottom of table

Posted Sunday, December 10, 2017 by PA

Toumani Diagouraga scored a dramatic 90th-minute winner as Plymouth Argyle soared off the foot of League One to beat basement rivals Gillingham 2-1.Diagouraga smashed the ball home at the second attempt to claim his first goal for Argyle.Striker Tom Eaves thought he had scored in the 14th minute as Argyle's emergency on-loan Derby County goalkeeper Kelle Roos scrambled to hold the striker's sho...Full Story »

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