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Monk defends wholesale changes after Blues exit Carabao Cup

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA13 hits

Birmingham manager Garry Monk defended his decision to make 11 changes to his side as they lost 2-0 at Reading in the first round of the Carabao Cup.Reading dominated the first half and went ahead in the 11th minute when Yakou Meite thundered home a drive from the edge of the area.Understrength Birmingham improved after the break but were undone again when John Swift cleverly curled in a 72nd-mi...Full Story »

Daniel Farke relieved as Norwich avoid League Cup giant-killing

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA12 hits

Daniel Farke was happy to avoid a Carabao Cup giant-killing after Norwich eased past League Two Stevenage 3-1 at Carrow Road.The Canaries needed two goals in the final seven minutes, with the first a complete fluke, to avoid a potential penalty shoot-out drama, before booking a place in round two.James Ball’s thumping free-kick drew the visitors level prior to the interval after Marco Stie...Full Story »

Phil Brown believes Swindon were the better team in cup defeat to Forest Green

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA15 hits

Swindon manager Phil Brown claimed the best team lost after Swindon suffered a 1-0 Carabao Cup first-round defeat to Forest Green.Tahvon Campbell scored the only goal after an hour to fire Forest Green into round two for the first time in their history.Swindon were made to pay the price for a string of missed chances and Brown said: “We have had nine shots on target, they have had one on t...Full Story »

Collins praises players despite defeat in Carabao Cup shootout

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA10 hits

Bradford boss Michael Collins praised his side’s performance despite being knocked out of the Carabao Cup by League Two side Macclesfield.A goal from debutant Luca Colville levelled the scores in the second half, cancelling out a goal from Fiacre Kelleher but despite losing the resulting penalty shootout Collins said he was “pleased” with the performance.“I’m quite ...Full Story »

Alex Neil hails Preston’s strength in depth after Carabo Cup victory

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA8 hits

Preston boss Alex Neil was thrilled with his side’s strength in depth as they eased into the Carabao Cup second round with a 3-1 victory over Morecambe.Neil made 11 changes to the side that lost at Swansea at the weekend with Brandon Barker and Graham Burke both scoring on their first Preston starts.Louis Moult scored between their efforts with Liam Mandeville goal’s in first-half st...Full Story »

Ryan Lowe hails ‘fantastic’ Bury despite falling short against Forest

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA8 hits

Bury manager Ryan Lowe hailed the “fantastic’ effort of his Sky Bet League Two side as they came close to a famous Carabao Cup first-round win at Nottingham Forest.The Shakers were denied by an injury-time equaliser, before losing a penalty shoot-out 10-9 after the game ended 1-1 after 90 minutes.Eoghan O’Connell missed the crucial spot-kick after his second-minute goal looked ...Full Story »

Ainsworth hopes cup win inspires league campaign

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA5 hits

Manager Gareth Ainsworth has challenged his Wycombe side to transform their EFL Cup form into League One points.The Chairboys narrowly squeeed past Northampton 7-6 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in 90 minutes. Adam El-Abd scored the decisive penalty but after a winless start to their League One campaign, Ainsworth has called for more of the same.Randell Williams scored his first goal since re-sig...Full Story »

Joey Barton hails Fleetwood’s strength in depth after Carabao Cup win at Crewe

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA8 hits

Joey Barton was delighted to see the depth in his squad as his much-changed Fleetwood side progressed via a penalty shoot-out in their Carabao Cup clash at Crewe.Alex Cairns saved Perry Ng’s kick before Cod Army substitute Ashley Hunter sent Crewe’s Dave Richards the wrong way to clinch a 4-3 shoot-out win after the first-round tie had finished 1-1.Barton gave his fringe players the ...Full Story »

Steve McClaren facing tough team selection after changes make impact

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA6 hits

QPR boss Steve McClaren revealed Conor Washington and Pawel Wszolek are in contention to keep their places after impressing in the 2-0 win over Peterborough in the Carabao Cup.Goals in the first six minutes, scored by Luke Freeman and Wszolek, gave Rangers a place in the second round and their first win under McClaren.Striker Washington, recalled to play against his former club, was involved in ...Full Story »

Wycombe end long wait for League Cup win with shoot-out success over Northampton

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA8 hits

Adam El-Abd scored the decisive penalty as Wycombe beat Northampton 7-6 in a shoot-out after a 1-1 draw in the Carabao Cup first round.Randell Williams scored his first goal since re-signing for the Chairboys on loan, but Northampton substitute Sam Hoskins equalised for the visitors with less than 10 minutes remaining.Northampton’s Ash Taylor had a penalty saved in normal time and Jordan T...Full Story »

Reading rise to beat Birmingham in Carabao Cup

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA2 hits

Reading secured their first victory of the season when they eased past Sky Bet Championship rivals Birmingham 2-0 in the Carabao Cup first round.Yakou Meite gave Reading a half-time lead with a thumping drive and John Swift’s clever free-kick secured the win against a hugely understrength Birmingham team.Reading, who are bottom of the Championship after losing their opening two matches, we...Full Story »

Adam Rooney double ends Halifax’s perfect start as Salford earn first win

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA7 hits

Adam Rooney scored twice as Salford ended Halifax’s 100 per cent start to the Vanarama National League season with a 2-1 victory at the Peninsula Stadium.The home side took the lead on 11 minutes when Rooney headed in a cross from midfielder Nick Haughton.Salford goalkeeper Chris Neal then saved after winger Dayle Southwell had broken clear before a finger-tip stop just ahead of half-time ...Full Story »

MK Dons ease past Charlton to reach Carabao Cup second round

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA4 hits

Teenager Dylan Asonganyi netted his first goal for MK Dons as Paul Tisdale’s side ran out convincing 3-0 winners over Charlton.The 17-year-old academy graduate made his first senior start against Bury on Saturday and wasted no time finding the net after just seven minutes.Ryan Watson added a second in the first half to put the hosts in contol before Addicks defender Jo Cummings put through...Full Story »

Shoot-out success for Fleetwood as Hunter sinks Crewe cup hopes

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA5 hits

Substitute Ashley Hunter sealed a 4-3 penalty shoot-out win for Fleetwood against Crewe after Jason Holt cancelled out Ryan Wintle’s opener in normal time.Fleetwood manager Joey Barton rang the changes for the Carabao Cup tie at Gresty Road, making eight changes to the side that won on League One duty at Oxford on Saturday.But Fleetwood still looked a cut above their League Two opponents i...Full Story »

Doncaster see off Scunthorpe in Carabao Cup

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA4 hits

Doncaster eased into the second round of the Carabao Cup for the seventh time in eight seasons with a 2-1 victory at rivals Scunthorpe.On-loan Leeds striker Mallik Wilks set the ball rolling with a crisp finish in the 36th minute before Danny Andrews looped in a second nine minutes into the second half.The Iron bagged a consolation in stoppage time via substitute Stephen Humphrys, but never look...Full Story »

Villa leave it late to beat Yeovil in Carabao Cup

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA2 hits

Aston Villa left it late to beat Yeovil as Conor Hourihane’s 77th-minute strike saw them advance in the Carabao Cup.Hourihane’s simple tap-in came as a relief for Steve Bruce after he saw the Glovers enjoy several chances and have a second-half penalty from Alex Fisher saved.Yeovil were on top for much of the first half, with Fisher twice forcing good saves out of Villa goalkeeper An...Full Story »

Jamie Proctor at the double as Rotherham reach Carabao Cup second round

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA6 hits

Jamie Proctor banished almost a full year of injury misery as he netted a brace in Rotherham’s 3-1 victory over Championship rivals Wigan in the first round of the Carabao Cup.The striker missed the bulk of last season with a cruciate ligament injury but had a sweet return to first-team football as he scored either side of Semi Ajayi’s header.Rotherham took their first clear-cut chan...Full Story »

Walsall ease past Tranmere in Carabao Cup

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA3 hits

Walsall reached the second round of the Carabao Cup after securing a hard-fought 3-1 victory over League Two Tranmere at Prenton Park.Rovers provided stiff opposition for their League One guests but a goal from Morgan Ferrier gave the Saddlers a hal -ftime lead.Josh Ginnelly and Zeli Ismail increased Walsall’s advantage after the break before Larnell Cole grabbed a consolation for the host...Full Story »

Tottenham facing Christian Eriksen fight as PSG join race for £100m midfielder - EXCLUSIVE

Posted Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk107 hits

Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen has been a top performer at the club And PSG are understood to be willing to make cuts to their squad to finance a move for Eriksen due to UEFA concerns about Financial Fair Play. Spurs have been trying hard to secure the Dane to a new deal, with his current one expiring in two years. But unlike other aces at the club, including striker Harry Kane, Eriks...Full Story »

Mitchell Rose out of Mariners’ cup clash after red card

Posted Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by PA46 hits

Grimsby midfielder Mitchell Rose will miss the visit of League One Rochdale as he begins a three-match ban.Rose was sent off against Macclesfield and manager Michael Jolley has decided against an appeal.Akin Famewo and Andrew Fox are doubts and Harry Cardwell remains in rehabilitation with a foot injury.Striker Elliott Whitehouse (knee) is expected to miss most of the season.Dale manager Keith H...Full Story »

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