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Stirling Albion 2 : 2 Albion Rovers FC - Albion battle back for draw

Posted Sunday, August 21, 2011 by PA

Albion came from two goals down to secure a dramatic 2-2 draw at in-form Stirling. The hosts came in to the game top of the Irn-Bru Scottish Football League Championship Second Division with a 100% record but were unable to take three points, despite cruising into a 2-0 lead. Devon Jacobs scored for the home side 11 minutes before half-time with a low strike from the edge of the penalty area, ...Full Story »

Brechin City 3 : 3 Dumbarton - Agnew earns Sons point

Posted Sunday, August 21, 2011 by PA

Scott Agnew smashed in a 30-yard free-kick a minute from time to ensure 10-man Dumbarton grabbed their first point of the season in a pulsating 3-3 draw with Brechin. Midfielder Agnew got the first of the six goals in the 11th minute when he found the top corner from just inside the area. The Sons went 2-0 up before half-time when Agnew's cross was headed in by James Lyden. But Brechin grabbe...Full Story »

Livingston 4 : 2 Dundee - Livingston hold on for first win

Posted Sunday, August 21, 2011 by PA

Livingston survived a second-half comeback from Dundee to claim a 4-2 win. The hosts went in front on four minutes when Iain Russell volleyed home from Bobby Barr's cross. Kenny Deuchar doubled the lead nine minutes later when he converted Keaghan Jacobs' centre. They went three goals up after 59 minutes when the same two players combined and Deuchar slotted home from close range. Dundee thr...Full Story »

Arbroath 3 : 0 East Fife - Doris double downs Fifers

Posted Sunday, August 21, 2011 by PA

A Steven Doris double and another goal from Gavin Swankie helped Arbroath continue their excellent home form with a 3-0 win over East Fife. Midfielder Swankie picked up a pass from Lee Sibanda and squeezed a right-footed drive into the bottom corner from 25 yards out to open the scoring in the 28th minute. Sibanda then fed his strike partner Doris to coolly slot home from 12 yards out in the 6...Full Story »

Swansea City 0 : 0 Wigan Athletic - Vorm heroics preserve Swans point

Posted Sunday, August 21, 2011 by PA

Goalkeeper Michel Vorm was the hero for Swansea as he saved Ben Watson's penalty to earn the Welsh club their first Premier League point from a 0-0 draw with Wigan at the Liberty Stadium. The Dutchman got down low to his right to make the stop after captain Ashley Williams had given away a 73rd minute spot-kick for a foul on Jordi Gomez. It earned the hosts a point they thoroughly deserved aft...Full Story »

Everton 0 : 1 Queens Park Rangers - Rangers defeat deepens Everton's woes

Posted Sunday, August 21, 2011 by PA

A difficult week off the pitch for Everton was matched on it as their delayed start to the Barclays Premier League season began with a 1-0 home defeat to newcomers QPR. In the days preceding kick-off the Merseyside club had been in the news as their financial plight came under the spotlight once again. So tight are the finances at Goodison Park - chairman Bill Kenwright admitting that they can...Full Story »

Aston Villa 3 : 1 Blackburn Rovers - McLeish savours Villa win

Posted Sunday, August 21, 2011 by PA

Alex McLeish savoured the applause of the Aston Villa faithful at the end of a convincing first home victory as manager, as his side beat Blackburn 3-1. Goals from Gabriel Agbonlahor, Emile Heskey and Darren Bent also gave McLeish his first Barclays Premier League win over a fellow Scot at his 12th attempt. For opposite number in Blackburn's Steve Kean, it has been a start of the season to for...Full Story »

Sunderland 0 : 1 Newcastle - Taylor steals it for Magpies

Posted Saturday, August 20, 2011 by PA

Ryan Taylor wrote his name into Geordie folklore by firing Newcastle to a 1-0 derby victory at Sunderland. The full-back, who played for Steve Bruce at Wigan, curled home a superb 62nd-minute free-kick to win a hard-fought contest which the home side dominated for long periods, but failed to take their chances. Alan Pardew's men, who were denied at the death at the Stadium of Light last season...Full Story »

Arsenal 0 : 2 Liverpool - Reds pile more misery on Gunners

Posted Saturday, August 20, 2011 by PA

Liverpool recorded their first away win over Arsenal since 2000 to heap more misery on the Gunners - who saw Emmanuel Frimpong sent off and lost injured centre-back Laurent Koscielny in a 2-0 defeat at Emirates Stadium. Samir Nasri impressed for the Gunners, despite being expected to join Manchester City, but Arsenal's luck was out after Aaron Ramsey's own goal and a last-minute strike from sub...Full Story »

Hearts 0 : 5 Tottenham Hotspur - Aaron Lennon seals Tottenham's brutal breaking of Hearts

Posted Friday, August 19, 2011 by theguardian.com

Jake Livermore, centre, celebrates putting Tottenham 3-0 up against Hearts in their Europa League tie at Tynecastle. If Tottenham Hotspur had any reservations about an away tie in the Europa League before they head for a Premier League match at Old Trafford on Monday, Heart of Midlothian were present to ease all their cares. The visitors aided themselves by sending out a fairly strong line-up ...Full Story »

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