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Jack Ross delighted with Hibernian’s Betfred Cup progression

Posted Sunday, November 29, 2020 by PA24 hits

Hibernian manager Jack Ross insists his side merited their narrow 1-0 victory over Dundee as they eased into the Betfred Cup quarter-finals.Jamie Murphy’s strike just moments before the interval separated the sides and sent the beaten Scottish Cup semi-finalists a step closer to a return to Hampden.The teams met just a fortnight ago in the group stage, when Hibs ran out 4-1 winners.But, af...Full Story »

Freddie Ladapo at the double to earn Rotherham a draw against Bournemouth

Posted Sunday, November 29, 2020 by PA23 hits

A double from Freddie Ladapo earned Rotherham a 2-2 draw against Bournemouth in the Sky Bet Championship.The teams had been two divisions apart last season but Rotherham more than matched their high-flying visitors and were worthy of the point after forcing Cherries goalkeeper Asmir Begovic into a host of saves in an entertaining encounter.Matt Crooks had an early shot diverted away from goal by...Full Story »

Managerless Livingston ease into Betfred Cup quarter-finals

Posted Sunday, November 29, 2020 by PA16 hits

Livingston embarked on life after Gary Holt in impressive fashion by hammering Ayr 4-0 to reach the quarter-final of the Betfred Cup.Livi’s head of football operations David Martindale took charge of the side following Holt’s departure on Thursday morning and could not have asked for a better tonic following a dramatic few days in West Lothian.A Joe Chalmers own goal and an unlikely ...Full Story »

Jamie Murphy sends Hibernian into Betfred Cup quarter-finals

Posted Sunday, November 29, 2020 by PA26 hits

Jamie Murphy’s first-half strike was enough to send Hibernian into the quarter-finals of the Betfred Cup at Dundee’s expense.The Scotland international fired a low drive from inside the box past Jack Hamilton just seconds before break, securing Hibs a 1-0 win.That effort was enough to hand Jack Ross’ side their second victory over the Dens Park side in the competition after Hib...Full Story »

Dunfermline defeat Arbroath to book Betfred Cup quarter-final spot

Posted Sunday, November 29, 2020 by PA24 hits

Dunfermline booked their spot in the Betfred Cup quarter-finals with a routine 3-1 victory at Scottish Championship rivals Arbroath.Ryan Dow gave the Championship leaders a 28th-minute lead with a fine solo goal. Collecting the ball on halfway, the midfielder drove forward before slamming into the top corner.Euan Murray doubled the lead eight minutes later by slotting home from Dominic Thomas&rs...Full Story »

Jeremie Frimpong suspended for Celtic’s Betfred Cup clash with Ross County

Posted Saturday, November 28, 2020 by PA28 hits

Defender Jeremie Frimpong is suspended for Celtic’s Betfred Cup tie against Ross County at Parkhead on Sunday.Boss Neil Lennon hopes striker Leigh Griffiths will have recovered from a knee problem which kept him out of the Europa League defeat by Sparta Prague on Thursday night.Mikey Johnston is not ready to feature after a long-term absence and James Forrest remains on the sidelines follo...Full Story »

Freddie Sears unavailable for Ipswich’s clash with Charlton

Posted Friday, November 27, 2020 by PA122 hits

Ipswich will be without striker Freddie Sears for their Sky Bet League One clash with fellow promotion hopefuls Charlton.The Tractor Boys sit fifth in the table, just one place and two points clear of Saturday’s visitors.Sears was forced off in Tuesday’s loss to Hull with a hamstring injury and could be out for some weeks.Teddy Bishop (heel), Gwion Edwards (hamstring) and James Wilso...Full Story »

Rotherham’s Freddie Ladapo recovers from hip injury to face Bournemouth

Posted Friday, November 27, 2020 by PA43 hits

Freddie Ladapo is fit again for Rotherham after shrugging off a hip injury.Richard Wood was an unused substitute for Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat at QPR as the centre-back continues to battle a hamstring problem.Joe Mattock returned at Loftus Road to play the full game following his own hamstring issue.The Millers remain without wingers Chiedozie Ogbene and Kieran Sadlier, central defender Clark R...Full Story »

Steven Gerrard baffled by Alfredo Morelos reaction to subbing in Rangers win

Posted Sunday, November 22, 2020 by PA55 hits

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard savoured some “incredible” football in a 4-0 win over Aberdeen and was flummoxed as to why Alfredo Morelos did not share his joy.The Colombia international threw his gloves off in frustration after being replaced by Jermain Defoe midway through the second half as Rangers moved 11 points clear in the Scottish Premiership.Goals from Ryan Kent, Kemar Roofe...Full Story »

Jon Obika sends St Mirren into the Betfred Cup last 16

Posted Sunday, November 15, 2020 by PA24 hits

Jon Obika’s late goal earned 10-man St Mirren a 1-0 victory over Queen’s Park and a place in the Betfred Cup last 16.Livingston and Dunfermline joined Group A winners Hearts among the second-round seeds while St Johnstone and Ross County also topped their groups following victories.Ayr also progressed as group winners thanks to a penalty shoot-out success over Stranraer.Dundee United...Full Story »

Pressure increases on Brian Rice as Stranraer dump Hamilton out of Betfred Cup

Posted Thursday, November 12, 2020 by PA35 hits

Stranraer forward Darryl Duffy piled the pressure on Hamilton head coach Brian Rice by consigning Accies to an early Betfred Cup exit.Duffy’s 81st-minute header secured a 2-1 victory for the hosts at Stair Park and added to Rice’s misery following his side’s 8-0 defeat by Rangers on Sunday.Rice had been confronted by a number of angry fans when he and his squad returned from Ib...Full Story »

Dundee United beat St Johnstone in shoot-out to keep Betfred Cup hopes alive

Posted Wednesday, November 11, 2020 by PA28 hits

Dundee United recorded their fourth goalless draw in five matches before keeping slim hopes of Betfred Cup progress alive with a penalty shoot-out win over St Johnstone.Deniz Mehmet pulled off two penalty saves to earn United a 4-3 shoot-out victory at McDiarmid Park.The bonus point saw United finish on eight points, and they currently sit top of Group C on goal difference ahead of Peterhead, wh...Full Story »

Olly Lee at the double as Hearts book place in Betfred Cup second round

Posted Wednesday, November 11, 2020 by PA34 hits

Olly Lee scored twice in the first three minutes as Hearts booked their place among the seeded teams in the Betfred Cup second round with a 3-2 win at East Fife.Andy Irving was also on target with a thundering strike as the Scottish Cup finalists continued their perfect start to the season.Jack Hamilton and Ryan Wallace pulled goals back for the hosts who came close to a late equaliser.But Heart...Full Story »

Livingston remain perfect in Betfred Cup after breezing past Stenhousemuir

Posted Wednesday, November 11, 2020 by PA23 hits

Livingston cruised to a comfortable 4-0 Betfred Cup group-stage win over Stenhousemuir to move to within touching distance of the knock-out rounds.Gary Holt’s charges made it three wins from three in the group as an early Alan Forrest double and a first-half strike from Matej Poplatnik ensured there would be no cup shock at Ochilview.After the interval, substitute Aaron Taylor-Sinclair rou...Full Story »

Alfredo Morelos makes history but Rangers denied victory at Benfica

Posted Friday, November 06, 2020 by PA50 hits

Alfredo Morelos wrote his name into the Rangers record books but his 22nd European goal was not enough to daze 10-man Benfica after a 3-3 draw at the Estadio da Luz.The Colombian was celebrating as he put Steven Gerrard’s team 3-1 up in Lisbon, moving him past the club benchmark previously set by Ibrox great Ally McCoist.But Gers switched off in the final 13 minutes and paid the price as R...Full Story »

Freddie Woodman and Yan Dhanda back as Swansea host Huddersfield

Posted Thursday, October 15, 2020 by PA41 hits

Swansea have goalkeeper Freddie Woodman and midfielder Yan Dhanda available for the visit of Huddersfield.The pair missed the victory over Millwall two weeks ago through illness, but they trained throughout the international break and Woodman will replace Steven Benda in goal.George Byers has recovered from an ankle injury which has ruled him out so far this season, but the midfielder will not b...Full Story »

Fredrik Jensen scores again as Finland beat the Republic of Ireland

Posted Thursday, October 15, 2020 by PA50 hits

Fredrik Jensen returned to haunt the Republic of Ireland as he fired Finland to Nations League victory in Helsinki.The Augsburg striker, who scored the only goal in a 1-0 win in Dublin last month, repeated the dose with a 66th-minute strike following an error by keeper Darren Randolph in front of a crowd of around 8,000 at the Olympic Stadium to complete a miserable October for Stephen Kenny&rsq...Full Story »

Craig Wighton hat-trick keeps Hearts rolling in Betfred Cup

Posted Wednesday, October 14, 2020 by PA50 hits

Craig Wighton scored a hat-trick as Hearts beat Raith Rovers 3-1 to make it three wins from three in the Betfred Cup.Wighton netted penalties at either end of the first half and scored an excellent late solo effort after Manny Duku had brought Rovers back into the game.Kyle Benedictus was extremely harshly penalised for handball in the second minute to allow Wighton to net, the ball appearing to...Full Story »

Micky Mellon frustrated after Dundee United’s Betfred Cup defeat to Peterhead

Posted Sunday, October 11, 2020 by PA38 hits

Micky Mellon claimed a number of players failed to show the desire needed to prove themselves at Dundee United after his side suffered a 1-0 home defeat by Peterhead.Steven Boyd’s well-taken second-half goal gave the League One outfit a deserved win at Tannadice in the Betfred Cup.Mellon picked a strong team with the likes of Cammy Smith and Paul McMullan starting and Liam Smith back follo...Full Story »

Steven Boyd inspires Peterhead to shock Betfred Cup win over Dundee United

Posted Sunday, October 11, 2020 by PA40 hits

Dundee United suffered a shock Betfred Cup defeat as Jim McInally led Peterhead to a 1-0 Tannadice triumph against his former club.McInally, a key member of United’s UEFA Cup final team, saw his side take three points back north thanks to Steven Boyd’s well-taken second-half goal.United could have no complaints as Peterhead seized the initiative after a quiet first half.Chances were ...Full Story »

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