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Jose Mourinho hopes Nemanja Matic, Serbia exit World Cup early

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2018 by ESPN111 hits

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is hoping Serbia make an early exit from the World Cup so Nemanja Matic can have a holiday. Mourinho has predicted Brazil and Switzerland will qualify from Group E so Matic, who will be part of Serbia's squad in Russia, can have an extended break before the new season. "It's very difficult, I don't want to be emotional but I have to be," the Portuguese...Full Story »

Manchester United need more “good players” to challenge for title, says Nemanja Matic

Posted Monday, May 21, 2018 by squawka.com74 hits

Nemanja Matic is confident Manchester United can compete for trophies next season with some high-quality additions to the squad. A first-half penalty given away by Phil Jones after he brought down Eden Hazard led to United coming up short in the FA Cup final on Saturday as they were defeated 1-0 by Chelsea. The Red Devils were runners-up for the second time this season after they also finish...Full Story »

Maclaren grabs point for Hibs at end of dramatic 10-goal draw with Rangers

Posted Sunday, May 13, 2018 by PA34 hits

Hat-trick hero Jamie Maclaren’s stoppage-time equaliser denied Rangers a famous comeback triumph in a breathless 5-5 draw at Easter Road.Gers looked like they were set to be blown away as Florian Kamberi, Scott Allan and Maclaren put Hibs 3-0 up after a 22-minute blitz.That left the hosts needing just three more goals to steal third place from the Ibrox men on a final day packed with drama...Full Story »

Staying up a better feeling than going up, says Bolton boss after dramatic escape

Posted Sunday, May 06, 2018 by PA25 hits

Phil Parkinson hailed a “dream” finish to the Championship season after his Bolton side came from 2-1 down to beat the drop with a dramatic late 3-2 win over Nottingham Forest.Wanderers began the afternoon in the bottom three and were still there until Aaron Wilbraham struck an 88th-minute winner after David Wheater’s 87th-minute equaliser.“It was just a dream,” sai...Full Story »

Fulham miss out on automatic promotion as victorious Birmingham stay up

Posted Sunday, May 06, 2018 by PA33 hits

Fulham blew their chance of automatic promotion to the Premier League after suffering a 3-1 defeat at survivors Birmingham.Victory would have sent the Cottagers back to the top flight after Cardiff could only draw 0-0 with Reading.But goals from Lukas Jutkiewicz, Harlee Dean and Che Adams ensured the hosts beat relegation on the final day and denied the visitors second place.Tom Cairney bri...Full Story »

Jose Mourinho wants Alex Sandro to finally resolve problematic Man Utd position

Posted Friday, May 04, 2018 by Caughtoffside.com118 hits

Man Utd have had an issue at left back this season, but reports claim that Jose Mourinho has identified his preferred solution to the problem. The Red Devils have natural left-backs in the squad, namely Luke Shaw, but he has struggled to establish himself as first choice at Old Trafford. In fact, the 22-year-old has made just 16 appearances so far this season, with the Daily Mail noting that...Full Story »

Inter Milan 2 - 3 Juventus: Dramatic Derby d'Italia triumph keeps Allegri's men on track

Posted Sunday, April 29, 2018 by Goal.com53 hits

Gonzalo Higuain headed a dramatic late winner as Juventus pulled off a sensational turnaround to beat 10-man rivals Inter 3-2 in the Derby d'Italia, moving the Serie A leaders four points clear of Scudetto rivals Napoli. Defending champions Juventus looked set to open the door for Napoli - who won 1-0 in Turin last weekend to breathe new life into the title battle - after Inter came from behi...Full Story »

Martin Allen buoyant after Barnet set up dramatic final day

Posted Sunday, April 29, 2018 by PA25 hits

Barnet boss Martin Allen insisted his side fully deserved the three points as they kept their hopes of Football League survival alive with a 1-0 victory at fellow strugglers Morecambe.It was a must-win game for the Bees while Morecambe only needed a point to be safe.But it was the visitors who took the spoils thanks to Alex Nicholls’ late goal to set up a dramatic final day.Allen, who has ...Full Story »

Ayr pip Raith to promotion on dramatic final day

Posted Sunday, April 29, 2018 by PA19 hits

Raith missed the opportunity to secure an immediate return to the Scottish Championship after Ayr snatched promotion out of their hands on the final day of the season. Rovers took on Alloa knowing they had to match Ayr’s result to seal the title and avoid the play-offs. But Raith could only manage a goalless draw as Ayr beat Albion, meaning they had to settle for a play-off spot alongside ...Full Story »

Wycombe come from behind to seal automatic promotion

Posted Sunday, April 29, 2018 by PA7 hits

Wycombe Wanderers celebrated promotion after they fought back to win 2-1 at relegated Chesterfield.The home side led through a Michael Harriman own goal but Nathan Tyson replied before Dominic Gape fired in the winner in front of 1,100 Wycombe fans.Chesterfield almost silenced the away fans in the 19th minute when Jerome Binnom-Williams cut the ball back from the left and Kristian Dennis hit a l...Full Story »

Notts County keep automatic-promotion hopes alive

Posted Sunday, April 22, 2018 by PA32 hits

Notts County hammered struggling Yeovil 4-1 to maintain their chances of automatic promotion in League Two.Victory took the Magpies to within two points of third-placed Wycombe with two games left to play.And it was a brilliant second-half performance that inspired the home side to three points, with an own goal from Tom James and strikes from Elliott Hewitt and Lewis Alessandra adding to Dan Jo...Full Story »

Essex hit back on dramatic opening day

Posted Saturday, April 21, 2018 by PA27 hits

Jamie Porter and Simon Harmer bowled Essex back into their opening Specsavers County Championship match of the season after the champions were skittled for 150 by Lancashire.Porter and Harmer shared 147 wickets in Essex’s title triumph last year and claimed four each on Friday to put the brakes on Lancashire’s runaway train. On a seamer’s paradise where 18 wickets fell for 291 ...Full Story »

Paul Tisdale still targeting automatic promotion

Posted Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by PA30 hits

Exeter manager Paul Tisdale was relieved his side were able to see off stiff resistance from relegation-threatened Chesterfield and keep alive their hopes of automatic promotion from League Two with a 2-1 win at St James’ Park.Jayden Stockley’s 22nd goal of the season and an own goal by Alex Whitmore put the Grecians firmly in control before Andy Kellett set up a nervy final few minu...Full Story »

Fulham’s automatic promotion hopes dented by Bees’ sting in the tail

Posted Sunday, April 15, 2018 by PA32 hits

A stoppage-time header from substitute Neal Maupay earned Brentford a 1-1 draw at local rivals Fulham to severely dent the Cottagers’ automatic promotion hopes and send Wolves up in the process.Aleksander Mitrovic looked to have won it for Fulham when he swept home in the 70th minute.But Maupay nodded past Marcus Bettinelli in the fourth minute of time added on to secure the Bees a point a...Full Story »

Dons boss Ardley hails penalty decision after dramatic comeback

Posted Sunday, April 15, 2018 by PA22 hits

Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley praised referee Mark Heywood for showing the “bottle” to award his side the stoppage-time penalty that sealed a stunning 3-2 comeback win over relegation rivals Walsall.Ardley’s Dons trailed 2-0 at half-time to Jack Fitzwater’s close-range strike and a fine solo goal from Walsall’s Stoke loan striker Julien Ngoy.However, Joe Pigott got Wim...Full Story »

Notts County strike back in hunt for automatic promotion

Posted Sunday, April 15, 2018 by PA26 hits

Promotion-chasing Notts County put in a strong second-half performance to claim a 3-1 comeback win at Colchester United.The Magpies trailed at the break to Drey Wright’s opener but scored three goals after half-time to seal victory at the Community Stadium.Kevin Nolan’s side had trailed at the break to a 10-minute strike from Wright, who exchanged passes with Ben Stevenson before slo...Full Story »

Luton beat Crewe to close in on automatic promotion

Posted Sunday, April 15, 2018 by PA23 hits

Luton are on the brink of promotion to Sky Bet League One after racking up their third successive home win by beating Crewe 3-1.In an open contest, Jack Stacey headed straight at keeper Ben Garratt and Danny Hylton flashed wide.Alex’s Harry Pickering had a free-kick was parried away by James Shea, while Town’s Elliot Lee saw a 20-yarder go inches wide. Crewe took the lead after 35 mi...Full Story »

Accrington’s automatic promotion bid on hold after Exeter draw

Posted Sunday, April 15, 2018 by PA27 hits

Accrington Stanley’s automatic promotion bid is on hold after they were held to a 1-1 draw by fifth-placed Exeter.Table-topping Stanley needed a win over the Grecians to secure promotion to the third tier of English football for the first time in their history – but a draw means all the focus is now on Tuesday’s home game with Yeovil.Former Stanley loan player Jayden Stockley f...Full Story »

Steve Bruce ready for play-offs if Aston Villa miss out on automatic promotion

Posted Saturday, April 14, 2018 by PA50 hits

Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce is ready to embrace the challenge of trying to win promotion via the Championship play-offs for the third time in his career – should it come down to that.Villa’s 1-0 win over Leeds on Friday night was their second home victory in the space of four days, having also toppled Cardiff on Tuesday, and left them fourth in the standings, two points behind secon...Full Story »

Halifax defeat ends Sutton’s automatic promotion hopes

Posted Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by PA35 hits

Sutton’s fading hopes of automatic promotion to the Football League were extinguished by a 2-1 defeat at Halifax.The visitors missed a great early chance when Tommy Wright hit the crossbar from three yards out.Halifax made them pay when Jake Hibbs released the onrushing Mike Fondop-Talom, who rounded Jamie Butler to score.Substitute Ross Lafayette thought he had secured...Full Story »

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