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Italy vs Sweden - Gian Piero Ventura calls on his Italy side to show heart in vital clash

Posted Monday, November 13, 2017 by PA90 hits

Italy boss Gian Piero Ventura has spoken about the need for "heart and determination" as his side prepare to host Sweden in Monday's World Cup qualifying play-off second leg. The Italians are in danger of missing out on the finals for the first time since 1958, having lost leg one 1-0 in Stockholm on Friday. Ventura, quoted by, said at a press conference ahead of the return meeting at ...Full Story »

Italy's Gian Piero Ventura faults referee after 'undeserved defeat' to Sweden

Posted Saturday, November 11, 2017 by ESPN57 hits

Gian Piero Ventura said Italy did not deserve their 1-0 defeat to Sweden in Friday's World Cup playoff first leg and placed blame on the referee for being too lenient. Sweden substitute Jakob Johansson scored his first international goal shortly after the hour mark with a shot from the edge of the area that deflected in off Daniele De Rossi and wrong-footed goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon. Italy...Full Story »

Sweden 1 - 0 Italy: Italy up against it after Jakob Johansson nets winner for Sweden

Posted Friday, November 10, 2017 by PA60 hits

Italy must beat Sweden at San Siro on Monday to have any hope of qualifying for the World Cup in Russia after Jakob Johansson condemned the Azzurri to a 1-0 first-leg defeat in Stockholm. The four-time world champions risk missing out on the summer finals for the first time since 1958 and this play-off result piles further pressure on a side who struggled throughout the qualifying campaign. ...Full Story »

Sweden vs Italy - Daniele De Rossi: Italy are determined to reach World Cup

Posted Friday, November 10, 2017 by PA53 hits

No one in the Italy squad can imagine failing to qualify for the World Cup, not least Daniele De Rossi as he targets his fourth appearance at the summer finals. The 34-year-old Roma midfielder is one of only two players in the Azzurri selection who will travel to Stockholm to face Sweden on Friday having already earned over 100 caps. De Rossi will pass the recently-retired Andrea Pirlo in the ...Full Story »

Terry limps off as woeful Villa go down to Wednesday

Posted Saturday, November 04, 2017 by PA27 hits

Sheffield Wednesday tore up the form book to claim a shock 2-1 Championship win over Aston Villa and record only their second away victory of the season.Adam Reach set the visitors on their way with the opening goal after only 19 seconds and fellow former Middlesbrough man Jordan Rhodes made it two before the break.Chris Samba's last-minute reply was too little, too late for Villa, who also los...Full Story »

Leon Clarke stars for Sheffield United as they fight back to beat Hull

Posted Saturday, November 04, 2017 by PA0 hits

Leon Clarke scored four goals as high-flying Sheffield United came from behind to beat Hull 4-1 in the Sky Bet Championship at Bramall Lane.Kamil Grosicki had given the visitors the lead in the 29th minute but four second-half goals from Clarke saw the Blades to victory.Hull keeper Allan McGregor was called into action early on, making a good save to keep out Billy Sharp's close-range shot afte...Full Story »

Jamal Blackman's error proves costly for Sheffield United

Posted Tuesday, October 31, 2017 by PA23 hits

An extraordinary error by goalkeeper Jamal Blackman proved costly for Sheffield United, who lost top spot in the Sky Bet Championship after being beaten 1-0 at QPR.Idrissa Sylla's early goal clinched a second home victory in three days for Ian Holloway's side, who beat high-flying Wolves on Saturday.However, Wolves capitalised on United's slip-up at Loftus Road by winning at Norwich to move bac...Full Story »

Pudil an injury doubt for Sheffield Wednesday ahead of Millwall clash

Posted Tuesday, October 31, 2017 by PA28 hits

Sheffield Wednesday defender Daniel Pudil is an injury doubt for the home game against Millwall.Left-back Pudil sustained a hamstring injury in Saturday's home draw against Barnsley and the Owls are waiting to learn the full extent of the problem.Skipper Glenn Loovens is back in contention after serving a one-game ban, but midfielder Sam Hutchinson requires knee surgery and will be sidelined fo...Full Story »

Harvey Barnes earns Barnsley a point at Sheffield Wednesday

Posted Saturday, October 28, 2017 by PA24 hits

Harvey Barnes scored a superb goal for Barnsley to secure a hard-fought 1-1 draw in the South Yorkshire derby against Sheffield Wednesday in the Sky Bet Championship.Both sides had won only one of their previous five games and they could not be separated as Barnsley ended a run of three straight defeats at Hillsborough.The Owls stay in the bottom half of the table with the result heaping more p...Full Story »

David Brooks' winner at Leeds sends Sheffield United to top of Championship

Posted Friday, October 27, 2017 by PA49 hits

David Brooks' first goal for Sheffield United clinched a 2-1 win at Yorkshire rivals and sent them top of the Sky Bet Championship.Second-half substitute Brooks fired home a low angled shot late in the game after Kalvin Phillips had cancelled out Blades striker Billy Sharps' opener against his former club.Victory for Chris Wilder's side, automatically promoted from League One in May, is their e...Full Story »

Sheffield Wednesday without suspended captain Glenn Loovens for Barnsley clash

Posted Saturday, October 28, 2017 by PA44 hits

Sheffield Wednesday will be without skipper Glenn Loovens for their derby clash with Barnsley.Loovens made his first appearance in over two months after a hip injury in last week's defeat at Derby but was sent off early in the first half and is suspended.Midfielder Sam Hutchinson remains doubtful due to his on-going knee problem, so Jacob Butterfield could return to the squad.Winger George Boyd...Full Story »

Sheffield United showing no signs of slowing down after win over Reading

Posted Saturday, October 21, 2017 by PA9 hits

High-flying Sheffield United made it four wins out of their last five games with a 2-1 victory over Reading.Paul Coutts and Billy Sharp put the hosts 2-0 up at the interval with Roy Beerens pulling a goal back for Reading late on.Reading's Mo Barrow had an early shot deflected wide after finding some space on the right-hand side of the area.The hosts then began to put Jaap Stam's men under pres...Full Story »

Pressure grows on Carlos Carvalhal as Sheffield Wednesday lose again

Posted Saturday, October 21, 2017 by PA2 hits

The pressure increased on Sheffield Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal after his team were beaten 2-0 at Derby and had skipper Glenn Loovens sent off.Wednesday have now won only one of their last six games and they were struggling from the moment Loovens brought down Matej Vydra who scored from the penalty spot in the fifth minute.At least Wednesday showed spirit and stayed in the match unti...Full Story »

Derby captain Richard Keogh doubtful for Sheffield Wednesday clash

Posted Saturday, October 21, 2017 by PA21 hits

Derby captain Richard Keogh is a slight concern ahead of the visit of Sheffield Wednesday.The defender, an ever-present in the Championship this season, pulled out of training earlier this week due to a tight muscle but it is hoped he will be fit for Saturday's game.Midfielder Bradley Johnson is available again after serving a one-match ban as the Rams defeated east midlands rivals Nottingham F...Full Story »

Kieron Freeman to miss out for Sheffield United

Posted Saturday, October 21, 2017 by PA26 hits

Sheffield United will be without defender Kieron Freeman for their home game against Reading.Freeman left the field on a stretcher in last week's home win against Ipswich with a dislocated knee-cap and is expected to be sidelined for up to eight weeks.George Baldock could return to contention, but remains doubtful after missing out last week with a calf strain, while fellow defender Richard Ste...Full Story »

Sheffield United continue to impress on Championship return

Posted Saturday, October 14, 2017 by PA3 hits

Sheffield United continued their superb start to the season with a 1-0 win over Ipswich, putting them level points on with Sky Bet Championship leaders Cardiff.Chris Wilder's team sit in second place, trailing by only one goal, after their dominant win over the Tractors Boys. It was the fifth victory at Bramall Lane for United this season, whilst the Blues' early-season away woes continued, wit...Full Story »

Bolton Wanderers vs Sheffield Wed. - Bolton boosted as several players Trot back into training

Posted Saturday, October 14, 2017 by PA27 hits

Winless Bolton have been boosted by a number of players returning to training over the international break ahead of Sheffield Wednesday's visit. Josh Vela (ankle) has a shot at returning to the squad having not played since the opening day of the season, Derik Osede (groin) is also back training having missed a month and defender Stephen Darby (hamstring) played for the development squad earlie...Full Story »

Kieron Freeman set to replace injured George Baldock for Sheffield United

Posted Saturday, October 14, 2017 by PA24 hits

Sheffield United defender Kieron Freeman is back in contention for the home game against Ipswich.Freeman has missed the last three games due to a rib injury, but is in line for a timely return as the high-flying Blades will be without George Baldock.Baldock sustained a calf injury in the defeat at Nottingham Forest last time out and Freeman could step into the right wing-back role.Striker Leon ...Full Story »

Hooper double helps Wednesday beat Yorkshire rivals Leeds

Posted Sunday, October 01, 2017 by PA17 hits

Gary Hooper scored twice as Sheffield Wednesday put a disappointing week behind them with a 3-0 victory over Yorkshire rivals Leeds in the Sky Bet Championship.Hooper struck twice in the first half and Kieran Lee added a third late on to lift the home crowd following back-to-back defeats at the hands of Sheffield United and Birmingham.It was Leeds who made the brighter start to the game with Ka...Full Story »

Forest halt Sheffield United's charge

Posted Saturday, September 30, 2017 by PA4 hits

Nottingham Forest claimed a much needed win - and halted Sheffield United's Championship charge - as they secured a 2-1 victory at the City Ground.Goals from Jason Cummings and Kieran Dowell helped Mark Warburton's side fight back following John Lundstram's opener for the Blades.United had started the day second in the table following a flying start to the campaign, but despite piling on the pr...Full Story »

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