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Murray Davidson’s double hailed by Tommy Wright after St Johnstone win

Posted Sunday, February 25, 2018 by PA

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright praised Murray Davidson for leading from the front after the midfielder’s double ended a five-month wait for a home win.Davidson struck twice before the break to earn Saints a comfortable 2-0 victory over Ladbrokes Premiership bottom club Ross County.The same player had netted St Johnstone’s previous winner at McDiarmid Park, against Hamilton on Sept...Full Story »

Graeme Murty not thinking about title tilt despite closing the gap on Celtic

Posted Sunday, February 25, 2018 by PA

Boss Graeme Murty sidestepped the notion of a Ladbrokes Premiership title race after Rangers moved to within six points of leaders Celtic with a convincing 2-0 win over Hearts.Jambos keeper Jon McLaughlin was in terrific form at Ibrox but even he could not keep out Jamie Murphy’s fine solo goal before the break and an 88th-minute effort by defender Russell Martin.Celtic take on third-place...Full Story »

Magpies have to wise up – and fast, admits boss Benitez

Posted Sunday, February 25, 2018 by PA

Rafael Benitez believes Newcastle need to quickly become more streetwise after a late collapse saw them squander a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at Bournemouth.Dwight Gayle’s first-half double had the Magpies cruising towards a precious three points in the battle for Premier League survival.But, after Jonjo Shelvey missed an open goal to make it 3-0, goals in the final 10 minutes from Adam Smi...Full Story »

John Sheridan praises Fleetwood’s character

Posted Sunday, February 25, 2018 by PA

Fleetwood boss John Sheridan was pleased with the way his new side refused to crumble as they ended an eight match losing run with a 1-1 draw against MK Dons.Sheridan took over from Uwe Rosler on Thursday but his new reign started badly as Town conceded in the 20th minute to Robbie Muirhead.But rather than give up his team rallied and bounced back as Ashley Hunter’s 54th-minute strike ensu...Full Story »

Nathan Jones unhappy with officials

Posted Sunday, February 25, 2018 by PA

Luton boss Nathan Jones was less than impressed with referee Mark Heywood during his side’s 2-2 draw against Cheltenham.Early in the second half, the Hatters, trailing 1-0, looked to have levelled as Olly Lee scored from James Justin’s cross but official Heywood had already blown for a foul on striker James Collins.Collins saw his penalty saved by Ross Flinders as Mohammed Eisa made ...Full Story »

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink left frustrated as Northampton held in Oxford stalemate

Posted Sunday, February 25, 2018 by PA

Northampton manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was left unhappy with the reaction of the Sixfields crowd who booed his players off after their goalless draw with Oxford United on Saturday.The Cobblers have now won just three of their past 10 home games and remain in the thick of a relegation battle having drawn 0-0 with their cross-border rivals.The hosts created several good chances – especi...Full Story »

Owls boss Luhukay takes positives from dramatic Villa defeat

Posted Sunday, February 25, 2018 by PA

Jos Luhukay thought Sheffield Wednesday did not have luck on their side after they were beaten 4-2 by Aston Villa in a thrilling game.Sean Clare scored his first goal for the Owls, then Lewis Grabban quickly equalised. Lucas Joao headed the home team back in front before Aston Villa fought back when Glenn Whelan and Conor Hourihane netted. Robert Snodgrass then converted a late penalty.The game ...Full Story »

Jupp Heynckes phlegmatic after Bayern held by Hertha Berlin

Posted Sunday, February 25, 2018 by PA

Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes refused to blame his high-powered strike force for a rare off day as the Bundesliga leaders were held at home to Hertha Berlin.Bayern’s 15-match winning run was ended by a goalless draw at the Allianz Arena as stubborn Hertha dug in to frustrate their opponents.Goalkeeper Rune Jarstein had an impressive afternoon and none of the likes of Robert Lewandowski,...Full Story »

Antoni Sarcevic effort enough as Plymouth edge Bradford and move into play-offs

Posted Sunday, February 25, 2018 by PA

Derek Adams’ Plymouth Argyle extended their League One winning streak to six games with a hard-fought 1-0 home win over play-off chasing rivals Bradford City, who finished with 10 men.Argyle took the lead when Antoni Sarcevic swept in from the right and let fly with a rising drive that took a deflection to beat City goalkeeper Colin Doyle.Earlier Doyle had made a fine save to deny in-form ...Full Story »

Steve Evans unimpressed with referee Michael Salisbury

Posted Sunday, February 25, 2018 by PA

Mansfield manager Steve Evans was left fuming with referee Michael Salisbury and Coventry boss Mark Robins after his in-form side saw two points dropped against their 10-man rivals.Evans believed City’s second-half penalty should not have been given while the Stags should have had two of their own.He was also angry to see Robins shouting at Mansfield striker Danny Rose during the 1-1 draw....Full Story »

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