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Birmingham 1 - 0 Fulham: Lukas Jutkiewicz strike hands Gianfranco Zola first win as Birmingham boss

Posted Sunday, February 05, 2017 by PA

Lukas Jutkiewicz was the Birmingham hero as his goal earned Gianfranco Zola his first win in charge of the Blues after a 1-0 home Sky Bet Championship victory over Fulham. Zola's first win at the 11th attempt came when Jutkiewicz scored in the 75th minute, just six minutes after Fulham's Ryan Fredericks had been sent off. It was a game of mixed fortunes for Jutkiewicz, who wasted a fine first-...Full Story »

Barnsley 0 - 0 Preston North End: Stalemate stunts Barnsley and Preston play-off bids

Posted Sunday, February 05, 2017 by PA

The play-off hopes of both Barnsley and Preston were stunted as the two teams played out a goal-less draw at Oakwell. Tom Bradshaw came closest for the hosts, who drop down to ninth place, when the forward's close-range effort was cleared off the line in the second half. Unlike Barnsley, Preston had remained relatively unscathed from the January transfer window, but failed to score in successi...Full Story »

Chelsea 3-1 Arsenal: Blues blast past sorry Gunners to move 12 clear at the top

Posted Sunday, February 05, 2017 by goal.com

Marcos Alonso opened the scoring before a superb solo goal from Eden Hazard and a strike from Cesc Fabregas sealed victory for Antonio Conte's men An Eden Hazard-inspired Chelsea extended their lead at the Premier League summit with a dominant 3-1 win over title rivals Arsenal. Marcos Alonso gave Chelsea a 13th-minute lead, heading home the rebound when Diego Costa's header looped up off the c...Full Story »

Barcelona 3 - 0 Athletic Bilbao: Barcelona sweep aside Athletic Bilbao to close in on Real Madrid

Posted Sunday, February 05, 2017 by PA

Barcelona closed the gap on LaLiga leaders Real Madrid to just a point with a 3-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao at the Nou Camp. Paco Alcacer opened the scoring on 18 minutes with his first league goal for the club and after the visitors had failed to make the most of their chances, Lionel Messi's free-kick squirmed past Bilbao keeper Gorka Iraizoz five minutes before half-time. Defender Alei...Full Story »

Doncaster Rovers 1 - 1 Morecambe: Doncaster drop points at home to Morecambe

Posted Sunday, February 05, 2017 by PA

League Two leaders Doncaster failed to win for the first time in 2017 after being held to a 1-1 draw by battling Morecambe. Lacking their usual high tempo in their play, Doncaster were made to work by a Morecambe outfit full of industry and endeavour. Peter Murphy put Morecambe in front before in-form John Marquis levelled after the break. Both sides had goals ruled out for offside in the ear...Full Story »

Shrewsbury Town 2 - 1 Bury: Shrewsbury ease drop fears after seeing off Bury

Posted Sunday, February 05, 2017 by PA

Shrewsbury eased their relegation fears with a vital 2-1 Sky Bet League One victory over fellow strugglers Bury. Goals from Tyler Roberts and Freddie Ladapo, two strikers on loan from Premier League clubs, gave Shrewsbury breathing space before Jacob Mellis pulled a late goal back for Bury. The visitors started brightly and James Vaughan's early header was comfortably saved by goalkeeper Jayso...Full Story »

Port Vale 0 - 3 Peterborough United: Junior Morias helps Peterborough end losing run

Posted Sunday, February 05, 2017 by PA

Two goals from substitute Junior Morias helped Peterborough United to a hard fought 3-0 win over Port Vale. The striker scored two stoppage-time goals, after Marcus Maddison had given the visitors the lead, to help Posh avoid a third consecutive league defeat. After an even start, Peterborough took the lead after 20 minutes when Maddison cut in from the right-hand side and curled the ball past...Full Story »

Milton Keynes Dons 1 - 1 Bolton Wanderers: Kieran Agard on target again as MK Dons hold Bolton

Posted Sunday, February 05, 2017 by PA

High-flying Bolton were held to a 1-1 draw with MK Dons at Stadium MK as their winless run extended to four games in Sky Bet League One. Kieran Agard's third goal in as many outings midway through the second-half cancelled out Jay Spearing's opener for Bolton as MK's unbeaten league run extended to five games under new boss Robbie Neilson. Neither side could get a foothold in the opening excha...Full Story »

Coventry 0 - 2 Millwal: Millwall march on with win at Coventry

Posted Sunday, February 05, 2017 by PA

Goals from Jake Cooper and Steve Morison helped Millwall continue their play-off push with a 2-0 win at struggling Coventry. Millwall took the lead in the 33rd minute when Cooper bundled home a corner from close range - seconds after play was halted when Coventry fans threw tennis balls on to the pitch in protest at the club's owners. The opening goal sparked Coventry into life following a dul...Full Story »

Chesterfield 0 - 1 Oldham Athletic AFC: Late Peter Clarke header gives Oldham victory

Posted Sunday, February 05, 2017 by PA

A late header from skipper Peter Clarke gave 10-man Oldham a vital 1-0 victory at relegation rivals Chesterfield. Oldham played the second half a man down after defender Anthony Gerrard was dismissed for an incident in the tunnel but they defended superbly and Clarke clinched the points with a far-post header in injury time. Oldham went close after only 15 seconds when Ryan McLaughlin fired ju...Full Story »

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