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Villa thwarted by battling Hammers

Posted Sunday, January 17, 2010 by PA

Aston Villa failed to cash in on slip-ups by their Champions League-chasing rivals as West Ham secured a surprise goalless draw to move out of the Barclays Premier League bottom three.Villa could have closed the gap on the top four after Manchester City, beaten at Everton, and Tottenham, held at home by Hull, both dropped points on Saturday.But a combination of a below-par performance and some ...Full Story »

Ligue 1 Round-Up: Olympique Lyonnais Win Late, Saint-Etienne Claim Three Points

Posted Sunday, January 17, 2010 by Goal.com

Auxerre 0-0 Boulogne-Sur-MerGrenoble Foot38 1-2 Saint-EtienneLe Mans 0-3 LorientLille 3-1 Paris Saint-GermainMonaco 2-0 SochauxNancy 0-2 Olympique LyonnaisStade Rennais 1-1 Racing Club de LensValenciennes 1-3 Toulouse Auxerre 0-0 Boulogne-Sur-Mer Boulogne secured a repeat of the 0-0 draw they achieved against Auxerre in the first half of the season, though this was not a match to remember. ...Full Story »

Coach Ventura: Bari Deserved A Victory Against Inter

Posted Sunday, January 17, 2010 by Goal.com

The Galletti tactician rued a lapse in concentration after his side relinquished a double lead over the Nerazzurri. After watching his side go two goals ahead with just half an hour left to play, Giampiero Ventura was understandably a little downbeat as he commented in the wake of Bari’s 2-2 draw with Inter. “I am a little down obviously after having seen my side take an important ...Full Story »

Stuttgart down Wolves, Leverkusen regain top-spot

Posted Sunday, January 17, 2010 by AFP

BERLIN (AFP) - VfB Stuttgart kept their unbeaten record under coach Christian Gross with a 3-1 victory over Wolfsburg on Saturday to seal their first Bundesliga win since September. Former Tottenham boss Gross took over after Markus Babbel was sacked last December and having put his side in the Champions League's last 16, Gross recorded his first Bundesliga win and it came against the defending...Full Story »

Bundesliga Saturday Round-Up: Frankfurt Upset Bremen

Posted Sunday, January 17, 2010 by Goal.com

Leverkusen and Hamburg moved to first and third place today, while Werder Bremen are now six points from a Champions League spot. Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 MainzBorussia M'gladbach 1-2 BochumEintracht Frankfurt 1-0 Werder BremenHamburg 2-0 FreiburgHannover 0-3 Hertha BerlinStuttgart 3 - 1 Wolfsburg Bundesliga: Bayer Leverkusen - FSV Mainz 05 Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 Mainz Tim Hoogland handed the...Full Story »

Athletic Bilbao Boss Caparros Pleased With Real Madrid Win

Posted Sunday, January 17, 2010 by Goal.com

Los Leones triumphed by the odd goal. Athletic Bilbao won their first game at home against Real Madrid in five years, and Joaquin Caparros was suitably pleased. Speaking to Marca after the 1-0 win, Caparros said, "A win against a team like Madrid means more." "They attacked with all their potential and we denied them. We were lucky to score early, and that gave us confidence. "We even had a...Full Story »

Mozambique's own goal seals Egypt's progress into quarter-finals

Posted Sunday, January 17, 2010 by theguardian.com

Mozambique's Martinho Mucuana is tackled by Egypt's Mohamed Zidan during their Africa Cup of Nations tie The defending champions Egypt sealed a place in the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals by beating Mozambique at the Estadio do Benguela in Group C. It was an uninspiring encounter and it was, perhaps fittingly, an own goal – from Mozambique's Dario Khan – which broke the dead...Full Story »

Player Ratings: Barcelona 4-0 Sevilla

Posted Sunday, January 17, 2010 by Goal.com

BARCELONA Valdes: 6 - Might as well have sat in the stands and enjoyed a better view of Barcelona's display. Kept his concentration well enough to deny the visitors on the rare occasion that he was called into action. Alves: 8 - As always, he was constantly looking to get forward to support the attack and set up Messi's goal with one of many dangerous crosses. Could even have opened the scorin...Full Story »

Mancini comes unstuck against Toffees

Posted Sunday, January 17, 2010 by PA

Roberto Mancini received a reminder, if he needed one, at Goodison Park of how tough life can be in the Barclays Premier League.After seeing his Manchester City side win their first four games in all competitions, the Italian manager had to endure the bitter taste of defeat.Steven Pienaar's opener and Louis Saha's penalty gave Everton a deserved 2-0 victory and reason to be optimistic for the r...Full Story »

Latics enjoy away-day success

Posted Sunday, January 17, 2010 by PA

James McCarthy celebrated his first start in the Barclays Premier League by setting Wigan on the way to their first win in six games against fellow struggles Wolves at Molineux.McCarthy, signed last summer from Hamilton, followed up his debut goal against Hull in the FA Cup with the 59th-minute opener before Charles N'Zogbia added the second for the Latics.Wolves goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann als...Full Story »

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