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McInnes impressed by Saints resolve

Posted Tuesday, October 13, 2009 by PA

St Johnstone boss Derek McInnes hailed his players' response to Saturday's 3-0 thumping by Hibernian after watching them knock John Hughes' men out of the Co-operative Insurance Cup.It looked like another long 90 minutes for McInnes' men when Anthony Stokes netted his third goal in four days against them after just 42 seconds.But Saints soon levelled through the recalled Gavin Swankie before goa...Full Story »

Scott salutes `brilliant` Dundee

Posted Tuesday, October 13, 2009 by PA

Dundee manager Jocky Scott hailed the stirring display of his First Division side after they sent Aberdeen crashing out of the Co-operative Insurance Cup in a stunning extra-time victory.The Dens Park outfit deservedly earned themselves a two-goal lead shortly after the break when Craig Forsyth doubled the advantage provided by Eddie Malone's first-half header.A massive shock appeared on the car...Full Story »

Patience pays off for Forbes

Posted Tuesday, October 13, 2009 by PA

Motherwell manager Jim Gannon hailed Ross Forbes for his last-gasp extra-time winner against Inverness after giving him a ticking off for rushing his passes moments earlier.With the Co-operative Insurance Cup third-round clash heading for penalties, Forbes lashed a powerful 16-yard strike into the roof of the net at Ryan Esson's near post.Moments earlier Forbes had seen an identical shot saved b...Full Story »

Historic win delights Adkins

Posted Tuesday, October 13, 2009 by PA

Scunthorpe manager Nigel Adkins praised his players for creating history after they reached the fourth round of the Carling Cup for the first time.The Coca-Cola Championship outfit needed extra time to get past a determined Port Vale side, but two goals in the first five minutes of the extra period sealed a deserved 2-0 victory, with Paul Hayes and Grant McCann finding the net.Scunthorpe should ...Full Story »

Holloway: Euell was racially abused

Posted Tuesday, October 13, 2009 by PA

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway revealed after the Carling Cup defeat by Stoke that Jason Euell had suffered racist abuse from a home supporter at the Britannia Stadium.Police interviewed the Blackpool striker following the third-round match after a man was ejected by stewards and then detained.Euell was sitting in the dug-out when the incident happened during Stoke's dramatic 4-3 victory.Hollowa...Full Story »

Allardyce: Class acts sent us through

Posted Monday, October 12, 2009 by PA

Sam Allardyce highlighted Benni McCarthy's goal and Jason Brown's penalty save as two of the many positives from Blackburn's Carling Cup third-round victory over Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.McCarthy scored the only goal of the game after 37 minutes, curling a dangerous right-foot free-kick into the box that evaded everyone inside a crowded penalty area and nestled in the far corner.Brow...Full Story »

Hart `delighted' as Pompey prevail

Posted Monday, October 12, 2009 by PA

Portsmouth manager Paul Hart was not just relieved but delighted with his side's 3-1 win over Carlisle in the Carling Cup - and insisted his team are showing form that suggests their perilous Premier League position is false.The visitors overcame an early scare at Brunton Park to seal a victory which brings them welcome respite from the record-breaking run of six defeats with which they have ope...Full Story »

Ferguson proud of Posh progress

Posted Monday, October 12, 2009 by PA

Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson insisted his side thoroughly deserved their 2-0 victory over Newcastle even if it was achieved against a team full of youngsters.First-half goals from Craig Mackail-Smith and Tom Williams earned Posh a place in the fourth round of the Carling Cup and Ferguson was delighted with his side's performance, despite the young profile of Chris Hughton's team."It did not...Full Story »

Bruce pleased with "easy win"

Posted Monday, October 12, 2009 by PA

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce warned his defenders they have a fight on their hands after seeing new boys John Mensah and Paulo da Silva stake their claims in emphatic style.The Ghana and Paraguay international captains made their first home starts in the Black Cats' 2-0 Carling Cup victory over Birmingham, and turned in assured displays with #8million signing Anton Ferdinand an interested spectat...Full Story »

Benitez satisfied by Reds reward

Posted Monday, October 12, 2009 by PA

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez felt his much-changed team were rewarded for their hard work after edging past Leeds in the Carling Cup.The Premier League giants were given a scare by the League One leaders at an electric Elland Road before eventually settling the third-round tie with a second-half David Ngog goal.Leeds had a first-half goal disallowed and spurned a number of other opportunitie...Full Story »

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