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Jack Ross could protect Sunderland’s key players for Owls cup clash

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA2 hits

Sunderland boss Jack Ross will attempt a balancing act in Thursday night’s Carabao Cup first round clash with Sheffield Wednesday with one eye on a busy week ahead.The Black Cats face Scunthorpe, Gillingham and AFC Wimbledon, the latter two away from home, in Sky Bet League One inside a week from Sunday, and Ross could protect his key men.Josh Maja is the club’s only fit striker and ...Full Story »

Richarlison signs cast of Everton fan who dislocated his elbow celebrating his goal

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk26 hits

RICHARLISON has continued making friends at Everton, following up his goalscoring debut by visiting a fan who was injured in the celebrations. The Brazilian arrived at Goodison Park this summer in an eyebrow-raising £40 million deal from Watford and hit the ground running with a brace against Wolves on Saturday. Everton star Richarlison signed the cast of fans Neil Harrison who dislocated...Full Story »

Real Madrid set sights on €70million World Cup winner transfer to replace Cristiano Ronaldo

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by Caughtoffside.com62 hits

Real Madrid are reportedly eager to seal the transfer of Paris Saint-Germain winger Julian Draxler to replace Cristiano Ronaldo on the left-hand side of their attack this summer. The Spanish giants are yet to bring in a new big-name signing up front despite letting Ronaldo join Juventus earlier in this transfer window, which looks a risky approach as the new season begins. According to Don B...Full Story »

Real Madrid coach Lopetegui tells fans: Zidane now the past

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com54 hits

Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui insists he doesn't feel pressure living up to the legacy of Zinedine Zidane. Lopetegui is preparing for his competitive debut as Real coach ahead of the European Super Cup clash with Atletico Madrid. Asked about the shadow of Zidane, he insisted: "Zidane did a great job and Madrid achieved successes and that is part of the past. "We want to continue consoli...Full Story »

Fabinho prepared to fight for Liverpool first team place

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com54 hits

Fabinho is relaxed about having to battle for a place in Liverpool's midfield. The Brazilian, recruited from Monaco, is still waiting to make his competitive debut for his new club, having been an unused substitute for the 4-0 Premier League opening day win over West Ham on Sunday. Fabinho told Premier League Productions: "When I came to Liverpool I knew this competition would exist in midfi...Full Story »

Chelsea forward compared to World Cup superstar Kylian Mbappe

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk67 hits

Hudson-Odoi, 17, impressed new Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri in pre-season and started the Community Shield defeat to Manchester City at Wembley. There is plenty of hype around the forward and former team-mate Jonathan Panzo, who left for Monaco in the summer, believes the sky is the limit. When asked who Hudson-Odoi reminds him of, Panzo told The Sun: "He is maybe a little like Mbappe wit...Full Story »

Nigel Clough’s Burton end wait for win with Carabao Cup success

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA12 hits

Nigel Clough was relieved to see his Burton Albion side claim their first win of the season after they came from a goal down to beat Shrewsbury 2-1 in the Carabao Cup first round.Shaun Whalley fired the hosts in front but David Templeton pulled Burton level on the stroke of half-time before Lucas Akins converted a 64th-minute penalty.Burton, relegated from the Championship last season, had opene...Full Story »

Ardley savours first ever League Cup win for Dons

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA16 hits

Neal Ardley toasted a historic victory for AFC Wimbledon as they came from behind to beat Portsmouth 2-1 at Fratton Park and claim a first ever League Cup win.Anton Walkes’ 88th-minute own goal finally ended the Dons’ run of first-round defeats at the eighth time of asking.Ardley said: “It’s a great night for everyone associated with the football club.“We don’...Full Story »

Monk defends wholesale changes after Blues exit Carabao Cup

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA12 hits

Birmingham manager Garry Monk defended his decision to make 11 changes to his side as they lost 2-0 at Reading in the first round of the Carabao Cup.Reading dominated the first half and went ahead in the 11th minute when Yakou Meite thundered home a drive from the edge of the area.Understrength Birmingham improved after the break but were undone again when John Swift cleverly curled in a 72nd-mi...Full Story »

Daniel Farke relieved as Norwich avoid League Cup giant-killing

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA11 hits

Daniel Farke was happy to avoid a Carabao Cup giant-killing after Norwich eased past League Two Stevenage 3-1 at Carrow Road.The Canaries needed two goals in the final seven minutes, with the first a complete fluke, to avoid a potential penalty shoot-out drama, before booking a place in round two.James Ball’s thumping free-kick drew the visitors level prior to the interval after Marco Stie...Full Story »

Phil Brown believes Swindon were the better team in cup defeat to Forest Green

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA9 hits

Swindon manager Phil Brown claimed the best team lost after Swindon suffered a 1-0 Carabao Cup first-round defeat to Forest Green.Tahvon Campbell scored the only goal after an hour to fire Forest Green into round two for the first time in their history.Swindon were made to pay the price for a string of missed chances and Brown said: “We have had nine shots on target, they have had one on t...Full Story »

Collins praises players despite defeat in Carabao Cup shootout

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA9 hits

Bradford boss Michael Collins praised his side’s performance despite being knocked out of the Carabao Cup by League Two side Macclesfield.A goal from debutant Luca Colville levelled the scores in the second half, cancelling out a goal from Fiacre Kelleher but despite losing the resulting penalty shootout Collins said he was “pleased” with the performance.“I’m quite ...Full Story »

Alex Neil hails Preston’s strength in depth after Carabo Cup victory

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA6 hits

Preston boss Alex Neil was thrilled with his side’s strength in depth as they eased into the Carabao Cup second round with a 3-1 victory over Morecambe.Neil made 11 changes to the side that lost at Swansea at the weekend with Brandon Barker and Graham Burke both scoring on their first Preston starts.Louis Moult scored between their efforts with Liam Mandeville goal’s in first-half st...Full Story »

Ryan Lowe hails ‘fantastic’ Bury despite falling short against Forest

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA3 hits

Bury manager Ryan Lowe hailed the “fantastic’ effort of his Sky Bet League Two side as they came close to a famous Carabao Cup first-round win at Nottingham Forest.The Shakers were denied by an injury-time equaliser, before losing a penalty shoot-out 10-9 after the game ended 1-1 after 90 minutes.Eoghan O’Connell missed the crucial spot-kick after his second-minute goal looked ...Full Story »

Ainsworth hopes cup win inspires league campaign

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA3 hits

Manager Gareth Ainsworth has challenged his Wycombe side to transform their EFL Cup form into League One points.The Chairboys narrowly squeeed past Northampton 7-6 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in 90 minutes. Adam El-Abd scored the decisive penalty but after a winless start to their League One campaign, Ainsworth has called for more of the same.Randell Williams scored his first goal since re-sig...Full Story »

Joey Barton hails Fleetwood’s strength in depth after Carabao Cup win at Crewe

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA7 hits

Joey Barton was delighted to see the depth in his squad as his much-changed Fleetwood side progressed via a penalty shoot-out in their Carabao Cup clash at Crewe.Alex Cairns saved Perry Ng’s kick before Cod Army substitute Ashley Hunter sent Crewe’s Dave Richards the wrong way to clinch a 4-3 shoot-out win after the first-round tie had finished 1-1.Barton gave his fringe players the ...Full Story »

Steve McClaren facing tough team selection after changes make impact

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA4 hits

QPR boss Steve McClaren revealed Conor Washington and Pawel Wszolek are in contention to keep their places after impressing in the 2-0 win over Peterborough in the Carabao Cup.Goals in the first six minutes, scored by Luke Freeman and Wszolek, gave Rangers a place in the second round and their first win under McClaren.Striker Washington, recalled to play against his former club, was involved in ...Full Story »

Wycombe end long wait for League Cup win with shoot-out success over Northampton

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA7 hits

Adam El-Abd scored the decisive penalty as Wycombe beat Northampton 7-6 in a shoot-out after a 1-1 draw in the Carabao Cup first round.Randell Williams scored his first goal since re-signing for the Chairboys on loan, but Northampton substitute Sam Hoskins equalised for the visitors with less than 10 minutes remaining.Northampton’s Ash Taylor had a penalty saved in normal time and Jordan T...Full Story »

Reading rise to beat Birmingham in Carabao Cup

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA2 hits

Reading secured their first victory of the season when they eased past Sky Bet Championship rivals Birmingham 2-0 in the Carabao Cup first round.Yakou Meite gave Reading a half-time lead with a thumping drive and John Swift’s clever free-kick secured the win against a hugely understrength Birmingham team.Reading, who are bottom of the Championship after losing their opening two matches, we...Full Story »

Adam Rooney double ends Halifax’s perfect start as Salford earn first win

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA5 hits

Adam Rooney scored twice as Salford ended Halifax’s 100 per cent start to the Vanarama National League season with a 2-1 victory at the Peninsula Stadium.The home side took the lead on 11 minutes when Rooney headed in a cross from midfielder Nick Haughton.Salford goalkeeper Chris Neal then saved after winger Dayle Southwell had broken clear before a finger-tip stop just ahead of half-time ...Full Story »

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