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Australia to host 2015 Asian Cup

Posted Thursday, January 06, 2011 by Heraldsun.com86 hits

 MELBOURNE will host the opening match of the 2015 Asian Cup, but will likely lose hosting rights to the final to Sydney. The match and opening ceremony will be held at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne January 2015, Premier Ted Baillieu announced today. But the MCG will not host the final of the tournament, with Sydney tipped to snare the hosting rights. Melbourne was expected to host si...Full Story »

Atkinson back at Rochdale

Posted Thursday, January 06, 2011 by skysports.com39 hits

Rochdale have snatched Will Atkinson from under the noses of Rotherham after signing him on loan from Hull. Atkinson, who spent two successful spells on loan at Dale last term, has been with the Millers for the last month and agreed to stay at Don Valley until the end of the season. However, after learning of Dale's interest, he has had a change of heart and opted to join the League One side...Full Story »

Bolton Wanderers 1-1 Wigan Athletic - Stam rescues Wigan

Posted Wednesday, January 05, 2011 by PA27 hits

Ronnie Stam scored an 80th-minute equaliser to salvage a precious point for Wigan and leave high-flying neighbours Bolton bitterly frustrated with a 1-1 draw. When on-loan Benfica forward Rodrigo Moreno produced a delightful finish to put Owen Coyle's men ahead in the 54th minute, the stage was set for the Trotters to emerge victorious. Wigan had already lost on-loan playmaker Tom Cleverley to...Full Story »

Wolves 1-0 Chelsea FC - Chelsea title bid in tatters

Posted Wednesday, January 05, 2011 by PA45 hits

Chelsea's miserable Barclays Premier League campaign plumbed new depths with a 1-0 defeat at Wolves. Jose Bosingwa's own goal after only five minutes decided the contest as Carlo Ancelotti's men saw their faint title hopes all but disappear completely. Salomon Kalou missed a golden second-half chance, shooting wide when clean through, and Didier Drogba shot against the outside of the post, but...Full Story »

Everton 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur - Blues dent Spurs title bid

Posted Wednesday, January 05, 2011 by PA17 hits

Everton put Tottenham's title aspirations in the shade with a 2-1 victory in a compelling Barclays Premier League encounter. Seamus Coleman grabbed a 75th-minute winner at Goodison Park after the outstanding Rafael van der Vaart had cancelled out Louis Saha's superb early opener. Both sides had numerous opportunities to win an absorbing contest but it was Everton, rediscovering the spark that ...Full Story »

Blackburn Rovers 3-1 Liverpool - Defeat put Hodgson on brink

Posted Wednesday, January 05, 2011 by PA15 hits

Roy Hodgson has survived many low points in his short spell as Liverpool manager but a 3-1 defeat at Blackburn would seem to be one disaster too far and could hasten his exit from Anfield. Even before Saturday's injury-time winner against Bolton the suggestion was club owners New England Sports Ventures were actively looking for a replacement. On this performance they will probably have to spe...Full Story »

Aston Villa 0-1 Sunderland - Villa in drop zone

Posted Wednesday, January 05, 2011 by PA21 hits

Aston Villa dropped into the bottom three of the Barclays Premier League for the first time in seven years as their former loan signing Phil Bardsley earned Sunderland a 1-0 victory at Villa Park. Gerard Houllier's side slipped into the relegation zone on goal difference as a result of Wolves' shock victory over champions Chelsea at Molineux. Villa had striker Emile Heskey sent off for violent...Full Story »

Arsenal 0-0 Manchester City - Arsenal denied by resolute City

Posted Wednesday, January 05, 2011 by PA21 hits

Arsenal twice hit the woodwork as somehow Barclays Premier League title rivals Manchester City left Emirates Stadium with a point after a 0-0 draw. Robin van Persie and Cesc Fabregas both saw their first-half shots come back of the base of the same post. City then had goalkeeper Joe Hart to thank after he produced a wonderful fingertip save to deny Van Persie on the hour as Arsenal had to be c...Full Story »

Newcastl 5-0 West Ham United - Five-star Toon batter Hammers

Posted Wednesday, January 05, 2011 by PA31 hits

Leon Best reminded Andy Carroll that there is more than one striker on Tyneside as Newcastle dumped woeful West Ham deep into relegation trouble with a 5-0 win. Best, making his first Barclays Premier League start for the club in the absence of the injured Carroll and Shola Ameobi, finally opened his account on his 15th appearance with a fine hat-trick to repay a large slice of his #1.2million ...Full Story »

Italian outfit coy on Chelsea striker chase

Posted Wednesday, January 05, 2011 by skysports.com58 hits

Parma sporting director Pietro Leonardi has refused to reveal whether the club are tracking Fabio Borini. Reports suggest the Serie A outfit are keen to bring Chelsea's 19-year-old striker back to his homeland. Borini has spent the last three years at Stamford Bridge, working his way through the club's Academy ranks. He has, however, struggled to make an impression in the first team and has ...Full Story »

Midfielder's agent talks up chances of remaining in Turin

Posted Wednesday, January 05, 2011 by skysports.com49 hits

Alberto Aquilani's agent expects Juventus to sign the Liverpool midfielder on a permanent basis. The Italy international is currently on a season-long loan at the Serie A club and has been one of the stand-out performers this season. Juve have the option of turning Aquilani's spell into a long-term deal and the 26-year-old's representative, Franco Zavaglia, reckons the Bianconeri will honour...Full Story »

Viola insist striker is going nowhere amid continuing speculation

Posted Wednesday, January 05, 2011 by skysports.com31 hits

Fiorentina have issued a hands-off warning concerning coveted striker Alberto Gilardino. The 28-year-old, who has scored five times for the Serie A outfit this term, has previously been linked with Juventus, Lyon and Newcastle.Speculation concerning the striker, who is contracted to Fiorentina until 2013, has intensified during the Serie A winter break, but La Viola insist he is going nowhere...Full Story »

Nani scores winner after Whitehead equalises Hernandez strike

Posted Wednesday, January 05, 2011 by skysports.com164 hits

Javier Hernandez and Nani were on target as Manchester United survived a Stoke fightback to go three points clear at the top of the Premier League. The Red Devils dominated the opening period and Dimitar Berbatov went close before Hernandez slotted home from close range on 27 minutes from Nani's cross. Ryan Giggs put a free-kick just over as United failed to extend the lead before half-tim...Full Story »

Chelsea striker Borini to Parma?

Posted Wednesday, January 05, 2011 by ESPN65 hits

Parma sporting director Pietro Leonardi has refused to reveal whether they are tracking Chelsea striker Fabio Borini. Parma have been heavily linked with a January approach for the highly rated 19-year-old, but for now Leonardi is being coy on the subject. "Borini? He's a very good player, a young player, but he's a Chelsea player," he was quoted on the club's official website as saying. Sp...Full Story »

Mancini confirms City move for Dzeko

Posted Wednesday, January 05, 2011 by footballitaliano.co.uk57 hits

Roberto Mancini has confirmed that Manchester City's bid for Wolfsburg striker Edin Dzeko has been accepted. The Bosnian only needs to agree with personal terms before he becomes a City player. There was intense speculation in the Italian media that Juventus will try to pry away the player from City at the last minute but this doesn't seem to be the case. Mancini revealed that Wolfsburg had ...Full Story »

Fulham 3 - 0 WBA report - Carson error costs Baggies

Posted Tuesday, January 04, 2011 by PA31 hits

Scott Carson made another high-profile mistake to set Fulham on course for a 3-0 victory that lifted them out of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone. Carson, whose blunder against Croatia contributed to England failing to qualify for Euro 2008, got both hands to Simon Davies' 30-yard drive on the brink of half-time but could only deflect the ball into his own net. West Brom's new-look ...Full Story »

Manchester United 2 - 1 Stoke City report - Nani helps United maintain unbeaten run

Posted Tuesday, January 04, 2011 by PA52 hits

Manchester United's unbeaten fight for the Premier League title reached 20 matches at Old Trafford as Javier Hernandez and Nani scored the goals that sank Stoke 2-1. Dean Whitehead had headed home a shock leveller for the visitors at the start of the second half but Sir Alex Ferguson's men deserved their latest triumph. It took United's tally to 19 points out of the last 21 and opened up a lea...Full Story »

Blackpool 1 - 2 Birmingham report - Dann helps Blues end away duck

Posted Tuesday, January 04, 2011 by PA31 hits

Scott Dann's last-gasp strike at Blackpool earned Birmingham their first away win of the season with their 2-1 success also moving them out of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone. Alexander Hleb pounced on a mistake by Stephen Crainey to put Blues ahead in the first half before DJ Campbell's 68th-minute equaliser. Alex McLeish's side then sealed victory thanks to Dann's close-range eff...Full Story »

St Pauli shocked after ex-player admits taking bribes

Posted Wednesday, January 05, 2011 by YAHOO Sport80 hits

BERLIN, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Bundesliga club St Pauli reacted with shock on Tuesday after a former player said in a magazine interview he took 100,000 euros ($133,100) to fix five matches in 2008. Rene Schnitzler, who played for the club when they were still in the second division, told Stern magazine he accepted the money from a Dutchman working with a betting outfit, although he denied influenci...Full Story »

Pep Guardiola Admits Gabriel Milito Will Likely Leave Barcelona In Search Of More Playing Time

Posted Wednesday, January 05, 2011 by YAHOO Sport51 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has admitted that Gabriel Milito will likely leave the club for more playing time.Earlier on Tuesday there were reports suggesting that the Argentine centre-back wanted to leave Camp Nou on loan for the rest of the season with Genoa as a possible destination.However, Guardiola has revealed that he has not talked to Milito about a potential switch but admits that he ...Full Story »

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