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Chelsea v Ipswich preview

Posted Sunday, January 09, 2011 by skysports.com182 hits

Team news for Sunday's FA Cup third-round clash between Chelsea and Ipswich at Stamford Bridge (kick-off 3pm). Didier Drogba, Ashley Cole and Michael Essien all face fitness checks ahead of the game. Striker Drogba picked up a knock in training on Friday, while full-back Cole and midfielder Essien were unable to train after hurting themselves in Wednesday night's shock Premier League defeat ...Full Story »

Tottenham v Charlton preview

Posted Sunday, January 09, 2011 by skysports.com138 hits

Spurs look to bounce back against League One Addicks Tottenham will aim to get back to winning ways as they host managerless Charlton in the FA Cup third round on Sunday. Spurs saw a run of three straight victories come to an end on Wednesday as they went down to a 2-1 defeat at Everton. But they host a Charlton side still reeling from the sacking of manager Phil Parkinson, with Keith Peaco...Full Story »

Uzbekistan Beats Qatar in Asian Cup Opener

Posted Sunday, January 09, 2011 by english.cri.cn334 hits

Uzbekistan scored twice in the second half Friday to beat Qatar 2-0 in the first match of the Asian Cup, dealing a setback to the hosts who had hoped a win on the pitch would compliment their glitzy opening ceremony. Fireworks explode during the opening ceremony of the 2011 Asian Cup football tournament at Khalifa Stadium in Doha, capital of Qatar, Jan. 7, 2011. Uzbekistan scored twice in ...Full Story »

Panathinaikos beats Aris 1-0 in Greek league

Posted Sunday, January 09, 2011 by YAHOO Sport22 hits

ATHENS, Greece (AP)—Defending champion Panathinaikos kept the pressure on Greek league leader Olympiakos by beating Aris Thessaloniki 1-0 in its empty stadium on Saturday. The match was played before empty stands in the 74,000-seat Olympic Stadium as Panathinaikos served a one-match fan ban due to violent fan behavior. Panathinaikos has 37 points from 17 matches, two behind Olympiakos,...Full Story »

Edin Dzeko completes £27m move to Manchester City

Posted Saturday, January 08, 2011 by hits

Having agreed a fee with the 2009 Bundesliga champions last Sunday, City finally rubber-stamped the deal at 9:50pm following protracted paperwork, including securing a work permit and international clearance, and fine-tuning of personal terms with the player’s representatives. Dzeko completed a successful medical in Watford on Wednesday before returning to Germany to await the completi...Full Story »

Antonio Cassano boosts Milan to keep Silvio Berlusconi smiling

Posted Saturday, January 08, 2011 by theguardian.com82 hits

The winter champions struggled at Cagliari until Cassano's arrival but Leonardo's start at Inter will worry Milan Rodney Strasser, left, who scored Milan's winner against Cagliari, celebrates with Antonio Cassano. Parties were kicking off across the peninsula this morning, but don't believe the hype about Italians celebrating the 150th anniversary of the country's unification. Everybody knows...Full Story »

Robert Pires reveals tensions at Aston Villa under Gérard Houllier

Posted Saturday, January 08, 2011 by theguardian.com99 hits

Robert Pires has started just one game at Aston Villa since joining Gérard Houllier's side in November.   Robert Pires has lifted the lid on the current turmoil at Aston Villa, saying the atmosphere at the club is "tense and electric" as players struggle to get used to the methods of the manager Gérard Houllier. Pires also voiced his own frustration at having started just o...Full Story »

Blackburn v QPR preview

Posted Saturday, January 08, 2011 by skysports.com198 hits

Rovers depleted for Rangers tie Blackburn play host to Championship hopefuls Queens Park Rangers in the third round of the FA Cup at Ewood Park on Saturday. Rovers go into the game buoyed by their impressive midweek win over Liverpool and they will be hoping to embark on a good cup run. Championship leaders and promotion favourites QPR will be putting their Premier League credentials on the...Full Story »

Doncaster vs Wolverhampton preview

Posted Saturday, January 08, 2011 by skysports.com87 hits

Wolves will be in buoyant mood as they travel to Doncaster for their FA Cup third-round clash on Saturday. Mick McCarthy's men won 1-0 at Liverpool in their final game of 2010 and although a 2-0 defeat at West Ham saw Wolves slip to the bottom of the Premier League, they pulled off another shock result by beating Chelsea 1-0 on Wednesday night. A fourth win in seven saw Wolves climb out of th...Full Story »

Swansea v Colchester preview

Posted Saturday, January 08, 2011 by skysports.com33 hits

Team news ahead of Saturday afternoon's FA Cup third-round clash between Swansea and Colchester at the Liberty Stadium. Swansea will again have to do without Alan Tate, Neil Taylor and Andrea Orlandi.Vice-captain Tate serves the final match of his three-game suspension having already sat out of the New Year's Day victory over Reading and Monday's defeat at Leicester.Fellow left-back Taylor ha...Full Story »

Fulham vs Peterborough preview

Posted Saturday, January 08, 2011 by skysports.com100 hits

Fulham boss Mark Hughes will be steeling his squad against an FA Cup upset when they welcome Peterborough to Craven Cottage. But Posh have an impressive record from their previous trips to West London, having won three and drawn three of their six meetings over the years. The Cottagers also suffered an embarrassing upset back in 2006 when they were beaten 2-1 by London rivals Leyton Orient. ...Full Story »

Coventry vs Crystal Palace preview

Posted Saturday, January 08, 2011 by skysports.com36 hits

Team news ahead of Saturday afternoon's FA Cup third-round clash between Coventry and Crystal Palace at the Ricoh Arena. Coventry will be without Marlon King and James McPake for clash. Striker King is serving the second game of his three-match ban having been sent off in the 1-1 draw against Ipswich on New Year's Day. McPake, meanwhile, was forced off early in Monday's 2-1 defeat at Barnsle...Full Story »

Southampton v Blackpool preview

Posted Saturday, January 08, 2011 by skysports.com49 hits

Saints entertain Seasiders at St Mary's Stadium Southampton will fancy their chances of upsetting Blackpool in the FA Cup as Ian Holloway prepares to ring the changes at St Mary's. The Saints are currently second in League One and are full of confidence while the Seasiders' main priority remains Premier League survival. The teams last met in March 2009 with Southampton claiming a 1-1 draw f...Full Story »

Hull City v Wigan preview

Posted Saturday, January 08, 2011 by skysports.com24 hits

Martinez to rotate squad; Tigers without Mclean Wigan travel to Hull City in their FA Cup third round tie aiming to avoid a shock against the Championship side. The Latics are expected to rest a number of key stars with Premier League survival their top priority this season. Hull will have their eyes on taking a Premier League scalp having found some good form in recent weeks. Wigan will be ...Full Story »

Burnley v Port Vale preview

Posted Saturday, January 08, 2011 by skysports.com21 hits

Burnley caretaker boss Stuart Gray plans to send out a full-strength side for the game against Vale. John Guidetti has been recalled by Manchester City at the end of his loan spell at Turf Moor. The Sweden Under-21 international made two starts in five appearances for the Clarets during a month-long stay. Yet Gray will field a strong side as he bids to avoid an embarrassing upset. He said: "...Full Story »

Stoke v Cardiff preview

Posted Saturday, January 08, 2011 by skysports.com26 hits

Stoke face a tough test in the FA Cup third round on Saturday as they host Cardiff. The Welsh side have their sights set firmly on promotion to the Premier League this season and come into the game second in the Championship table. The Bluebirds claimed a crucial 2-1 home win over promotion rivals Leeds on Tuesday night, although they had won just one of their previous seven games. Stoke ra...Full Story »

Torquay v Carlisle preview

Posted Saturday, January 08, 2011 by skysports.com21 hits

Team news for Saturday's FA Cup third round encounter between Torquay and League One visitors Carlisle at Plainmoor. Guy Branston remains Torquay's only doubt as they prepare to face Carlisle in the FA Cup third round. Branston missed the Gulls' last outing - a dramatic 4-3 defeat at the hands of Oxford - thanks to a hamstring injury and could miss out once again at Plainmoor. That means Ch...Full Story »

Stevenage vs Newcastle preview

Posted Saturday, January 08, 2011 by skysports.com37 hits

Stevenage host Newcastle in the FA Cup third round on Saturday hoping for a repeat of their 1998 clash. Borough, then of the Conference, faced Newcastle in the fourth round 13 years ago and managed to hold a Newcastle side featuring Alan Shearer, Stuart Pearce and John Barnes to a 1-1 draw at Broadhall Way. And Stevenage gave a good account of themselves again in the replay as their Cup dream...Full Story »

Watford v Hartlepool preview

Posted Saturday, January 08, 2011 by skysports.com31 hits

Team news ahead of Saturday afternoon's FA Cup third-round clash between Watford and Hartlepool at Vicarage Road. Watford manager Malky Mackay faces a selection headache as he is without a host of first-team players. Left-back Andrew Taylor and midfielder Jordon Mutch have returned to parent clubs Middlesbrough and Birmingham respectively after their successful loan spells ended. Captain Jo...Full Story »

Sunderland v Notts County preview

Posted Saturday, January 08, 2011 by skysports.com28 hits

Former Manchester United team-mates Steve Bruce and Paul Ince will locks horns as Sunderland play host to Notts County in the third round of the FA Cup. Bruce will be determined to avoid a major shock at home to the League One side as they set their sights on going all the way to Wembley. With Bruce missing a number of key players midfield duo Andy Reid and Jack Colback will go straight into...Full Story »

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