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Ronaldo is a team player - Zidane hails Real Madrid star's Benzema gesture

Posted Sunday, February 25, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com69 hits

Zinedine Zidane lauded Cristiano Ronaldo's selfless attitude towards Karim Benzema in the win over Alaves as the mark of a team man. Cristiano Ronaldo's decision to pass up the chance of a hat-trick and let Karim Benzema complete the 4-0 win over Alaves drew praise from Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane. Benzema has endured a torrid season in front of goal, scoring just three times in LaLiga ...Full Story »

Jim Bentley full of praise for Morecambe veteran Kevin Ellison

Posted Sunday, February 25, 2018 by PA5 hits

Jim Bentley joked that Kevin Ellison will be attracting the interest of other clubs after the veteran striker scored twice in Morecambe’s shock 4-2 victory at high-flying Wycombe.One day after his 39th birthday, Ellison, in his seventh season with the Shrimps, was the star of the show to help his side to their first win in seven games against the previously in-form Chairboys.Bentley said: ...Full Story »

Magpies have to wise up – and fast, admits boss Benitez

Posted Sunday, February 25, 2018 by PA8 hits

Rafael Benitez believes Newcastle need to quickly become more streetwise after a late collapse saw them squander a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at Bournemouth.Dwight Gayle’s first-half double had the Magpies cruising towards a precious three points in the battle for Premier League survival.But, after Jonjo Shelvey missed an open goal to make it 3-0, goals in the final 10 minutes from Adam Smi...Full Story »

Ben Marshall opens Millwall account in victory at Burton

Posted Sunday, February 25, 2018 by PA9 hits

Ben Marshall’s first goal for Millwall secured a fourth successive away win for Neil Harris’ men as a 1-0 home defeat plunged Burton into more trouble at the foot of the Sky Bet Championship.The on-loan Wolves winger got onto the end of Jed Wallace’s 61st-minute cross to send the ball back across goal before watching it nestle in the back of the net.Albion, however, had undoubt...Full Story »

McEleney and Benteke set for Oldham debuts against Southend

Posted Thursday, February 22, 2018 by PA17 hits

Oldham’s attacking midfielder Patrick McEleney is in contention for his debut against Southend after recovering from injury.The 24-year-old January signing from Dundalk has overcome a thigh problem which has prevented him featuring for his new club and played in a behind-closed-doors friendly against a Manchester United side in midweek.Midfielder Wilfried Moimbe returns after a one-match s...Full Story »

Unrest at Bayern: Robben claims he'll be 'in Rummenigge's office' if he speaks his mind

Posted Thursday, February 22, 2018 by Marca.com80 hits

Bayern Munich convincingly beat Besiktas 5-0 in the first leg of their Champions League tie on Tuesday, but Arjen Robben was not overjoyed by the decision of coach Jupp Heynckes to start the 34-year-old Dutchman on the bench. Despite Robben's annoyance, the scoreline represented Bayern's 14th successive victory in all competitions and their 12th in a row at the Allianz Arena. "If I express h...Full Story »

Neither Benzema nor Bale deserve more credit than Asensio

Posted Monday, February 19, 2018 by Marca.com44 hits

Marco Asensio enjoyed his return to the Real Madrid starting line-up, and after scoring a brace against Real Betis neither Karim Benzema nor Gareth Bale deserve more credit than the Spaniard. Los Blancos emerged victorious from a match that wasn't one for the defensive purists at the Estadio Benito Villamarin. There were seven goals and Asensio scored two of them. Zinedine Zidane's charges ...Full Story »

Bentley happy with Morecambe’s battling performance in draw against Forest Green

Posted Sunday, February 18, 2018 by PA15 hits

Morecambe boss Jim Bentley was the happier manager after Gregg Wylde’s 90th-minute strike earned his side a point in their 1-1 draw with Forest Green.The on-loan Plymouth man chose the perfect time to open his account for the club and cancel out Chris Clements’ 13th-minute opener to seal a dramatic finish to a nervy encounter.Bentley said: “I said before the game that this was ...Full Story »

Bennett sidelined for visit of Magpies

Posted Friday, February 16, 2018 by PA14 hits

Newport are without defender Scot Bennett for Notts County’s visit in Sky Bet League Two.The defender has suffered a hamstring injury and has been ruled out for four to eight weeks.Mark O’Brien is set to return as Exiles boss Michael Flynn ponders switching to three at the back following Tuesday’s 5-0 thrashing at Mansfield.Veteran striker Paul Hayes is fit again after a groin ...Full Story »

Notts County wait on Mason Bennett for Carlisle clash

Posted Tuesday, February 13, 2018 by PA13 hits

Notts County will check on the fitness of Mason Bennett ahead of their home game against Carlisle.The on-loan striker came off with an injury after only 22 minutes of the defeat to Barnet on Saturday.It was hoped that the versatile Elliott Hewitt would be fit enough to return from a bout of illness at The Hive, so he could be back in contention on Tuesday night.Magpies manager Kevin Nolan ripped...Full Story »

Rafael Benitez: Mind games are irrelevant

Posted Sunday, February 11, 2018 by PA26 hits

Rafael Benitez insists he does not miss the mind games as he prepares to lock horns with Jose Mourinho once again.The two men have enjoyed a frosty relation over the years and have repeatedly butted heads during careers which have taken both to Spain and Italy as well as the Premier League.However, as he awaits Manchester United boss Mourinho’s arrival at St James’ Park on Sunday, Ne...Full Story »

Adam Le Fondre climbs off bench to earn Bolton a point

Posted Sunday, February 11, 2018 by PA2 hits

Substitute Adam Le Fondre ended Fulham’s bid for a sixth successive Sky Bet Championship victory with a second-half equaliser to earn Bolton a 1-1 draw at the Macron Stadium.On-loan Southampton defender Matt Targett gave Slavisa Jokanovic’s visitors a fifth-minute lead with his first ever league goal.Stefan Johansen hit the post late on but the in-form Londoners, now unbeaten in nine...Full Story »

Jim Bentley wants Morecambe to turn draws into wins after Port Vale stalemate

Posted Sunday, February 04, 2018 by PA12 hits

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley called on his side to start taking three points from games after they played out an entertaining 0-0 draw at Port Vale.Both sides battled hard, with the visitors having good chances to break the deadlock in the first half before Vale came close to grabbing the win late on.Bentley was pleased with his team’s first-half display and thought a draw was a fair resu...Full Story »

Ben Stevenson scores on debut as Colchester end winless run

Posted Sunday, February 04, 2018 by PA2 hits

Colchester registered their first victory of 2018 by beating play-off rivals Newport County 2-0 at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.Second-half goals from debutant Ben Stevenson and Tom Eastman ended the hosts’six-game winless run.Colchester had the better chances in the first half, with Sean Murray’s rasping 25-yard drive flying over early on and Ryan Jackson’s rasping cross...Full Story »

Benik Afobe in line for second Wolves debut

Posted Friday, February 02, 2018 by PA29 hits

Wolves could put Benik Afobe straight into the team for the Sky Bet Championship clash against Sheffield United.The striker has returned to his former club on loan from Bournemouth until the end of the season.And head coach Nuno Espirito Santo must decide whether to change a winning side after the league leaders’ 1-0 victory at Ipswich. Defender Phil Ofosu-Ayeh continues his recovery from ...Full Story »

Benitez keeps his cool as points slip away

Posted Thursday, February 01, 2018 by PA17 hits

Rafael Benitez refused to vent his frustration as Newcastle allowed two precious Premier League points to slip from their grasp once more against Burnley.As he awaited the completion of the loan signing of Leicester striker Islam Slimani, Benitez saw Joselu miss a first-half penalty and then pass up a glorious late opportunity to add to Jamaal Lascelles’ 65th-minute strike before Burnley s...Full Story »

Normal to bench Van Dijk, says Klopp

Posted Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com77 hits

Virgil van Dijk was dropped to the Liverpool bench after back-to-back defeats and Jurgen Klopp suggested his best form may be a while away. Jurgen Klopp defended his decision to bench record signing Virgil van Dijk for Liverpool's 3-0 win at Huddersfield Town as "completely normal". Van Dijk joined from Southampton for £75million at the start of the month, a move that made the Netherlan...Full Story »

Burton’s Ben Turner set to face Reading following injury

Posted Tuesday, January 30, 2018 by PA26 hits

Defender Ben Turner could return to the Burton squad for the match with Reading after missing the 6-0 defeat at Fulham because of injury.Turner suffered swelling to his calf after colliding with a post during the 3-1 defeat against QPR but should return to face Fulham.Loan signing Darren Bent is in line for his debut after joining from Derby but Kyle McFadzean is a doubt through illness.Liam Boy...Full Story »

Mal Benning earns Mansfield late win at Morecambe

Posted Sunday, January 28, 2018 by PA9 hits

A 94th-minute goal from Mal Benning earned Mansfield a dramatic 2-1 victory over Morecambe.Benning got the finishing touch to stab the ball past Barry Roche to earn the Stags the double over the Shrimps and push up to third in the Sky Bet League Two table.Steve Evans’ side had to come from behind after Morecambe took the lead on the half-hour with a poacher’s goal from Callum Lang.Ma...Full Story »

Ben Kennedy on target as Stevenage beat Chesterfield

Posted Sunday, January 28, 2018 by PA2 hits

Chesterfield’s hopes of three wins in a a row for the first time since 2015 were ended by a goalkeeping blunder which gifted Stevenage a 1-0 victory at the Proact Stadium.Aaron Ramsdale’s attempted clearance hit Ben Kennedy and bounced in to settle a poor game.Stevenage had the only chance of a first half devoid of quality in the 22nd minute when a Mark McKee free-kick was headed aga...Full Story »

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