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Hodgson left counting cost of European excursion

Posted Friday, February 26, 2010 by PA

Roy Hodgson was left contemplating an expensive, if historic night for Fulham after their Europa League exploits against Shakhtar Donetsk. Brede Hangeland's first-half header, following a period of intense pressure from the 2009 UEFA Cup winners, sent Fulham through to the last 16 of the revamped competition for the first time in their history. Jadson pulled a goal back but Fulham, 2-1 first-...Full Story »

Reds rally to secure last 16 spot

Posted Friday, February 26, 2010 by Teamtalk.com

Liverpool came from behind to beat Unirea Urziceni 3-1 in Romania and book their place in the Europa League last 16 with a 4-1 aggregate win. Macherano: Celebrates his fine strike Liverpool fell behind to Bruno Fernandes' header in the 19th minute and for a while they looked rattled. However, a Javier Mascherano screamer and close-range effort from Ryan Babel turned things around before the ...Full Story »

Moyes happy to blood Jagielka

Posted Thursday, February 25, 2010 by PA

Everton manager David Moyes will monitor Phil Jagielka's fitness in the hours leading up to the Europa League match against Sporting Lisbon. However, Moyes will have little hesitation in throwing the defender into the fray even though he has not played any reserve matches after recovering from a knee injury. Everton are short of defensive options with Sylvain Distin, John Heitinga and Tony H...Full Story »

City Rob is a Man in Crisis

Posted Thursday, February 25, 2010 by The Sun

ROBERTO MANCINI insists he is not feeling the pressure despite another miserable night for Manchester City. The Italian's team were bundled out of the FA Cup by Stoke and also saw Emmanuel Adebayor sent off. Mancini said: "I'm not feeling any pressure, none at all, I just feel disappointment. "We played well and had six or seven good chances. "Now we have 13 league games left and we need ...Full Story »

Stoke edge 10-man City

Posted Thursday, February 25, 2010 by PA

Ryan Shawcross and Tuncay struck in extra-time as Stoke secured their place in the FA Cup quarter-finals with a 3-1 victory over Manchester City. Craig Bellamy had ensured the FA Cup fifth-round replay at the Britannia Stadium finished 1-1 after 90 minutes by immediately cancelling out Dave Kitson's late opener. But Stoke made their numerical advantage count after Emmanuel Adebayor's harsh s...Full Story »

Pavlyuchenko stars as Spurs progress

Posted Thursday, February 25, 2010 by PA

Roman Pavlyuchenko scored twice as Tottenham beat Bolton 4-0 to book an FA Cup quarter-final clash against Fulham. The £13.8million Russian international, who was starting only his third game of the season after bagging a double off the bench against Wigan at the weekend, put Spurs ahead after 23 minutes with a tenacious turn and finish. Tottenham's passage was sealed with own goals eit...Full Story »

Gonzalez stunner saves CSKA

Posted Thursday, February 25, 2010 by PA

Mark Gonzalez struck a magnificent equaliser to salvage a 1-1 draw for CSKA Moscow in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie against Sevilla. Gonzalez, who joined CSKA last summer from Sevilla's local rivals Real Betis, smashed home an unstoppable 35-yard drive in the 66th minute to cancel out Alvaro Negredo's first-half opener for the Primera Division outfit. The draw was a fai...Full Story »

Capello delight with Rooney progress

Posted Thursday, February 25, 2010 by PA

England boss Fabio Capello has pointed to the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United to explain Wayne Rooney's explosive form this season. Rooney's goals against West Ham this week, his 26th and 27th of the season, means he has only 15 fewer than Ronaldo's tally in the 2007-08 campaign when the Portugal winger established himself as one of the world's finest matchwinners. "Way...Full Story »

Bullard makes goalscoring return

Posted Wednesday, February 24, 2010 by PA

Hull talisman Jimmy Bullard made a goalscoring return to action in the club's reserves on Tuesday night. The key midfielder has not featured for the Tigers since suffering knee ligament damage in the defeat at Aston Villa on December 5. Manager Phil Brown had hoped the 31-year-old would be fit to rejoin the club's Barclays Premier League relegation battle before the end of January, but tha...Full Story »

Rio setback to Capello plans

Posted Wednesday, February 24, 2010 by PA

Fabio Capello looks set to plan for England's friendly with Egypt next week having to install yet another captain after Rio Ferdinand's latest injury scare. Just three games into his comeback from a long-standing back complaint that kept him out for over three months, Ferdinand was forced to pull out of Manchester United's Premier League victory over West Ham at Old Trafford after feeling a ...Full Story »

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