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Stoke boss Michael O’Neill supports backroom team after melee in Barnsley draw

Posted Thursday, September 16, 2021 by PA22 hits

Stoke boss Michael O’Neill had “no issue” with his backroom team sticking up for themselves after two of them were sent off late in the ill-tempered 1-1 Championship draw with Barnsley.After Stoke’s Tommy Smith had been shown a straight red card in the 85th minute for a lunge on Claudio Gomes, Stoke coaches Dean Holden and Rory Delap, plus Barnsley assistant Joe Laumann, ...Full Story »

Neil Critchley left bemused as Blackpool suffer heavy loss to Huddersfield

Posted Wednesday, September 15, 2021 by PA19 hits

Neil Critchley was left feeling perplexed at just how his Blackpool side fell to a 3-0 hammering at the hands of Huddersfield.The two sides went into half-time level but a stunning 15-minute salvo with goals from Josh Koroma, Matty Pearson and Jonathan Hogg gave the Terriers an impressive win at Bloomfield Road.Blackpool slipped back into the Championship drop zone but Critchley could not fault ...Full Story »

Birmingham expected to be without Neil Etheridge for Fulham clash

Posted Tuesday, September 14, 2021 by PA23 hits

Birmingham are expected to be without Neil Etheridge for Wednesday’s visit of Fulham.The goalkeeper has struggled after contracting Covid-19 during pre-season, although he did play in the Carabao Cup game with the Cottagers in August.Lee Bowyer is also without Ivan Sanchez, with the midfielder sidelined with a groin injury.He is likely to be out for at least another month after surgery to ...Full Story »

Neil Critchley relieved as Blackpool record first win with victory over Fulham

Posted Sunday, September 12, 2021 by PA9 hits

Neil Critchley admitted the pressure was building on Blackpool and saluted match-winner Josh Bowler for easing it after the Seasiders stunned high-flyers Fulham 1-0 to pick up a first Sky Bet Championship win of the season at the sixth time of asking.Two draws and three defeats from their opening five league games, combined with the previously unbeaten table-toppers coming to town, did not seem ...Full Story »

Michael O’Neill: Stoke were not at their best but showed enough to win

Posted Sunday, September 12, 2021 by PA19 hits

Boss Michael O’Neill admitted his Stoke side were not at their best against Huddersfield but a 2-1 win saw them move third in the Sky Bet Championship.Matty Pearson’s own goal proved the difference after Jacob Brown’s thumping header had cancelled out Harry Toffolo’s scrambled opener, with all of the goals coming early in the second half.“We are delighted with the r...Full Story »

Neil Cox has no complaints after Scunthorpe go down at Northampton

Posted Sunday, September 05, 2021 by PA9 hits

Scunthorpe manager Neil Cox had no complaints after his side were beaten 2-0 by Northampton on Saturday.The Iron were dealt a major blow after just 20 minutes at Sixfields when Emmanuel Onariase saw red for hauling down Danny Rose.Scunthorpe stood firm for the rest of the first half but eventually Northampton’s pressure told with Danny Rose breaking the deadlock before Sam Hoskins sealed t...Full Story »

Neil Cox hails Scunthorpe ‘grit’ but wants to avoid late drama

Posted Sunday, August 29, 2021 by PA4 hits

Scunthorpe boss Neil Cox saluted his side’s work ethic and dogged defending as their wait for a first Sky Bet League Two victory of the season ended against Tranmere.Myles Hippolyte’s early penalty proved decisive for the Iron, who are now unbeaten since the opening day of the campaign, though they might have won by a bigger margin with some better finishing.“It’s a great...Full Story »

Craig Gordon’s ‘world-class’ saves key to Hearts victory, says Robbie Neilson

Posted Sunday, August 29, 2021 by PA3 hits

Hearts boss Robbie Neilson hailed “world-class” saves from goalkeeper Craig Gordon for helping his side seal victory over Dundee United at Tannadice.The visitors scored just before the break through Liam Boyce, following up after his penalty was saved, and at the death through Armand Gnanduillet to complete a 2-0 win.Between the goals, though, Gordon pulled off a series of stunning s...Full Story »

Neil Warnock and Tony Mowbray can’t understand red cards in Boro-Blackburn draw

Posted Sunday, August 29, 2021 by PA3 hits

Managers Tony Mowbray and Neil Warnock were surprised by the late red cards that both Blackburn and Middlesbrough received during a competitive 1-1 draw at the Riverside Stadium.Boro captain Jonny Howson struck nine minutes before half-time with a tidy lob to cancel out Rovers’ brilliant opener when Sam Gallagher struck from distance in the 17th minute.Neither side did enough after that to...Full Story »

Michael O’Neill: Confidence is growing in the Stoke squad

Posted Wednesday, August 25, 2021 by PA19 hits

Stoke boss Michael O’Neill believes confidence is growing amongst his squad after their impressive run of form continued with a 2-0 win over Doncaster to progress to the third round of the Carabao Cup.Tom Ince gave O’Neill’s side the lead late in the first half with a simple tap-in at the back post. Sam Surridge then scored his third goal in a Stoke shirt to seal victory for th...Full Story »

Neil Warnock tells Boro goalkeeper Joe Lumley: ‘You won us a point today’

Posted Sunday, August 22, 2021 by PA10 hits

Middlesbrough manager Neil Warnock saluted Joe Lumley after the goalkeeper bounced back with a top performance at Derby.Lumley was at fault for a goal in the midweek defeat to QPR but responded with a faultless display in the goalless draw at Pride Park.He made several top saves to deny a spirited Derby team who more than matched Middlesbrough from the start.Uche Ikpeazu had the first chance in ...Full Story »

Neil Critchley impressed by Blackpool’s response to take a point at Bournemouth

Posted Sunday, August 22, 2021 by PA3 hits

Neil Critchley was pleased with Blackpool’s response to going behind at Bournemouth as his side hit back to claim a point in a thrilling 2-2 draw on the south coast.Dominic Solanke’s first-half brace was cancelled out by goals from James Husband and Jerry Yates just three minutes apart as the Seasiders fought back to draw.“You fear the worst being 2-0 down away from home agains...Full Story »

Michael O’Neill insists patience is a virtue as Stoke see off Nottingham Forest

Posted Sunday, August 22, 2021 by PA16 hits

Stoke boss Michael O’Neill hailed the patience demonstrated by his side in their 1-0 win against Nottingham Forest.Josh Tymon scored the only goal of the game with a drilled strike on a slick surface past Brice Samba to secure Stoke’s third victory of the season.As for Nottingham Forest, their woeful start to the season continued. They suffered their fourth successive defeat and are ...Full Story »

Michael O’Neill full of praise as Stoke continue flying start by beating Swansea

Posted Wednesday, August 18, 2021 by PA5 hits

Stoke manager Michael O’Neill hailed his team’s unbeaten start to the new Championship season after a comfortable 3-1 win at Swansea.Nick Powell, former Swan Sam Clucas and Leo Ostigard all scored in Wales before Joel Piroe struck a consolation.It leaves Stoke second in the table, level on points with leaders Fulham after two wins and a draw in their first three games of the season.O...Full Story »

Neil Warnock celebrates ‘fabulous’ afternoon as Middlesbrough edge Bristol City

Posted Sunday, August 15, 2021 by PA10 hits

Neil Warnock celebrated a “fabulous” afternoon at the Riverside Stadium after his Middlesbrough side overcame Bristol City with a 2-1 Championship victory.Goals from summer signings Uche Ikpeazu and Matt Crooks, in the 38th and 70th minutes respectively, sealed three points for Boro.That was the perfect outcome for Warnock – despite City levelling through Andy King’s head...Full Story »

Neil Critchley delighted Blackpool were able to put on show for supporters

Posted Thursday, August 12, 2021 by PA31 hits

Neil Critchley was delighted to give the Blackpool fans a performance to remember after cruising to a 3-0 Carabao Cup win over Middlesbrough.Callum Connolly scored his first Tangerines goal before Shayne Lavery and Keshi Anderson’s quick-fire second-half double sealed the tie.Blackpool will host Sunderland in the second round later this month.“I am really pleased, it was a comprehens...Full Story »

Much-changed Stoke please manager Michael O’Neill

Posted Wednesday, August 11, 2021 by PA27 hits

Delighted Stoke boss Michael O’Neill praised his side as they eased to a 2-1 victory over Fleetwood in the EFL Cup.Northern Irishman O’Neill was pleased with his team’s dominant display as goals from new signing Sam Surridge, his second goal in as many games, and a bullet header from skipper Harry Souttar did the damage for the Potters.“There were a lot of good things and...Full Story »

Robbie Neilson praises defence as in-form Hearts go top with Saints win

Posted Sunday, August 08, 2021 by PA21 hits

Hearts manager Robbie Neilson praised his players’ defensive diligence as they won at St Mirren to move to the top of the cinch Premiership.Goals from Andy Halliday and Liam Boyce gave the visitors a commanding lead and meant Joe Shaughnessy’s late header served only as a consolation for Saints who also had Kristian Dennis sent off.It was Hearts’ first win in Paisley for almost...Full Story »

‘It feels like a win’ – Neil Critchley hails Blackpool after last-gasp equaliser

Posted Sunday, August 08, 2021 by PA18 hits

Blackpool boss Neil Critchley praised his Championship newcomers for never giving up after Shayne Lavery’s stoppage time strike had earned a battling point at Ashton Gate.The newly-promoted visitors looked to be heading for certain defeat until Lavery got on the end of a low cross from fellow substitute Josh Bowler to fire past Dan Bentley from close range.The goal was a sickener for City ...Full Story »

Michael O’Neill hails players as Stoke start season with win over Reading

Posted Sunday, August 08, 2021 by PA23 hits

Stoke boss Michael O’Neill praised his side’s character after a thrilling 3-2 win against Reading.The Potters were twice pegged back as goals from Nick Powell and Jacob Brown were cancelled out by John Swift and Liam Moore, but debutant Sam Surridge came off the bench to grab a late winner in an entertaining encounter at the Bet365 Stadium.It is the first time since 2009 that Stoke h...Full Story »

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