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Subject: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Bobo on 06/23/11 at 5:53 pm

I'm sure everything was done and dusted on the previous thread, so here's the new one, and with an amazing story to kick it off.

Canadian goalkeeper scores against England in the Under-17 World Cup, becoming the first goalkeeper to score in a FIFA finals competition.

Championship kicks off on August 5, Premiership a week later.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/11 at 1:51 pm

There has been several key transfers and manager changes recently leading up to the new season.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/11 at 1:51 pm



Canadian goalkeeper scores against England in the Under-17 World Cup, becoming the first goalkeeper to score in a FIFA finals competition.

Is this on YouTube?

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/11 at 1:53 pm

Ipswich ask Premier League to ban Swansea from making transfers over non-payment of fees

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/11 at 1:56 pm

Winger Ashley Young has signed for Manchester United from Premier League rivals Aston Villa on a five-year deal.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/29/11 at 12:43 pm

Manchester United agree to sign Atletico Madrid goalkeeper David de Gea on a five-year deal

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/30/11 at 12:57 pm

Sunderland make second signing of day with midfielder Craig Gardner arriving from Birmingham

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/01/11 at 1:18 am

Assistant manager Sammy Lee has left Liverpool by mutual consent, the club say

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/02/11 at 7:31 am

Tottenham have applied for public funding to help resurrect the plan to redevelop their White Hart Lane home.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/02/11 at 7:32 am

West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Scott Carson completes his move to Turkish side Bursaspor.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/02/11 at 7:33 am

Manchester City are in talks with Arsenal over the possible signing of Gael Clichy

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/02/11 at 7:33 am

Manchester United chief executive David Gill believes the Football Association singled out the club for "harsh" punishments last season.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/02/11 at 7:33 am

Chelsea's teenage defender Jeffrey Bruma joins Hamburg on an initial 12-month loan.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/02/11 at 7:34 am

QPR allow striker Rowan Vine to leave Loftus Road to spend a period on trial with Doncaster Rovers.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/02/11 at 9:26 am

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech says new manager Andre Villas-Boas should be judged on his qualities rather than his age.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/05/11 at 1:26 am

Carlos Tevez has released a statement confirming his desire to leave Manchester City Football Club.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/05/11 at 2:04 pm

Leicester confirm the signing of former England striker Dave Nugent from Portsmouth. The 26-year-old has signed a three-year deal with the Foxes.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/05/11 at 2:04 pm

QPR are lining up a bid for West Ham striker Carlton Cole

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/07/11 at 1:11 am

Manchester United defender Wes Brown expected to have medical with Sunderland tonight

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/07/11 at 12:38 pm

Sunderland sign defender John O'Shea from Manchester United on a four-year deal

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/07/11 at 12:39 pm

Sunderland sign defender Wes Brown from Manchester United on a four-year contract

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/07/11 at 12:39 pm

Former Ipswich midfielder Tommy Miller signs for Huddersfield after he was released by Sheffield Wednesday.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/07/11 at 12:40 pm

Birmingham sign defender Steven Caldwell on a two-year-deal after he was released by Wigan at the end of last season.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/08/11 at 12:39 am

Liverpool complete signing of midfielder Charlie Adam from Blackpool

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/08/11 at 1:16 pm

Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien injures his knee in pre-season training

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/08/11 at 1:49 pm

Swansea have reached an agreement to sign goalkeeper Jose Moreira from Benfica for an undisclosed fee, subject to a medical.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/08/11 at 4:52 pm

Cardiff City have completed the signing of Iceland international Aron Gunnarsson on a free transfer.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/11 at 4:08 am

Fulham boss Martin Jol wants to sign Tottenham striker Robbie Keane as replacement for Andy Johnson, who is wanted by both QPR and West Ham

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/11 at 4:09 am

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce wants to make Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe his 11th summer signing and is preparing an £8m bid for the England internationa

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/11 at 4:13 am

FOOTBALL - West Ham manager Sam Allardyce tells the Sun that English football is suffering because children are not playing enough sport at school, blaming the Margaret Thatcher-led Conservative government for undermining the professional game. "Since Margaret Thatcher stopped teachers being paid extra money for coaching sports after school, all sporting activities have diminished on a competitive basis," he said. "Thatcher killed football, no doubt about it."

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/11 at 5:48 am

The Press Association are reporting that West Ham striker Carlton Cole has flown out to Switzerland amid claims he is close to a return to the Premier League with Stoke.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/11 at 10:02 am

Midfielder Darren Fletcher will miss Manchester United's pre-season tour of the United States as he continues his rehabilitation from a virus. Midfielder Darron Gibson and keeper Tomasz Kuszczak also miss out - but not because of injury or illness.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/10/11 at 1:22 am

Tottenham's plans to offer striker Jermain Defoe plus £5m in exchange for Sunderland's Asamoah Gyan.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/10/11 at 1:50 am

The birthplace of football club Queen's Park Rangers is marked by a plaque unveiled by the club and Westminster Council.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/10/11 at 5:32 am

Manchester City's £400m stadium sponsorship deal with Etihad Airways will face a Uefa investigation amid growing concerns it could breach the new Financial Fair Play rules

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/10/11 at 7:42 am

Hull have confirmed that Barclays Premier League newcomers QPR have shown an interest in signing Jimmy Bullard

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/10/11 at 7:42 am

Kevin Phillips has joined Blackpool on a free transfer from Birmingham after agreeing a one-year deal with the option for a further year

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/10/11 at 8:07 am

Arsenal have lodged an £18m bid for Aston Villa winger Stewart Downing

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/10/11 at 9:56 am

Roma director Walter Sabatini vows to do everything possible to keep hold of Blackburn and Tottenham transfer target Mirko Vucinic

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/11/11 at 5:08 am

FOOTBALL:

Arsene Wenger confirms Arsenal have signed Ivory Coast striker Gervinho from Lille

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/11/11 at 5:25 am

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney on Twitter: "Just getting ready to go on tour. Can't wait to play some games again."

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/11/11 at 5:26 am

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is confident Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri will remain at the club for the coming season.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/11/11 at 5:50 am

Midfielder Lee Bowyer has joined Ipswich Town on a free transfer after his contract expired at Birmingham.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/11/11 at 6:37 am

West Bromwich Albion are the latest club to show an interest in Owen Hargreaves after he was released by Manchester United.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/11/11 at 8:51 am

Wolves agree £7m fee with Birmingham for defender Roger Johnson

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/11/11 at 8:52 am

Sheffield FC hope to raise up to £1m when they put football's first rulebook up for auction.

The non-league side - the oldest football club in the world - is selling their "completely unique" archive, including the first printed set of the game's rules from 1859.

Sheffield FC hope the money they bring in will help them develop a new ground

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/11/11 at 9:39 am

Stoke sign former England and Spurs defender Jonathan Woodgate on a free transfer

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/11/11 at 12:33 pm

Stuart Pearce signs new two-year deal to remain as England Under-21 coach

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/11/11 at 12:38 pm

Jonathan Woodgate signs for Stoke City on a free transfer following his release by Tottenham Hotspur.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/11/11 at 1:15 pm

Aston Villa & Birmingham agree compensation following manager Alex McLeish's move

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/11/11 at 1:15 pm

Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien ruled out for up to six months after cruciate ligament surgery

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/12/11 at 3:06 pm

Manchester City reject £35m bid from Corinthians for Carlos Tevez

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/12/11 at 3:08 pm

Tottenham defender Ledley King has a successful operation on his left knee

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/13/11 at 6:03 am

Inter Milan say they have not received an offer for Wesley Sneijder and are not willing to sell

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/13/11 at 6:04 am

QPR sign striker Jay Bothroyd from Cardiff on a free transfer

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/13/11 at 6:06 am

Leicester sign defender Paul Konchesky from Liverpool for an undisclosed fee

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/13/11 at 6:06 am

Fulham complete the signing of defender John Arne Riise from Roma

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/13/11 at 11:11 am

Tranmere striker Dale Jennings completes his move to German giants Bayern Munich

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/11 at 1:40 am

Liverpool complete signing of Stewart Downing from Aston Villa for undisclosed fee

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/11 at 1:40 am

Tottenham midfielder Sandro expected to be out for three months after knee surgery

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/11 at 3:37 am

Chelsea are ready to return with an improved offer of nearly £30m for Spurs midfielder Luka Modric.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/11 at 6:33 am

Malaysia XI 1-4 Liverpool in that pre-season friendly as Maxi Rodriguez scores from Emiliano Insua's pass.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/11 at 7:20 am

Wigan midfielder James McCarthy is back in the  Republic of Ireland squad for next month's friendly against Croatia.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/11 at 7:33 am

Carlos Vela scores on the stroke of half-time to make it Hangzhou Greentown 1-1 Arsenal in their pre-season friendly at the break.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/11 at 7:58 am

Corinthians have made new bid for Man City's Carlos Tevez

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/11 at 9:09 am

Arsenal were held to a draw by 1-1 by Chinese Super League side Hangzhou Greentown in the second match of their pre-season Asia Tour.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/11 at 10:51 am

Chelsea agree to sign highly-rated teenage goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois on a five-year deal from Genk,  the Belgian champions announce.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/11 at 11:00 am

Norwich cruise to an emphatic pre-season win over Gorleston with Holt (2), Whitbread, Korey Smith, Jackson, Johnson and Wilbraham the scorers  in a 7-0 win.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/11 at 11:08 am

Former Chelsea defender Tal Ben Haim's own goal help the Blues creep to a 1-0 victory against Portsmouth in Andre Villas-Boas  first match in charge of the Londoners.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/11 at 11:25 am

Two more pre-season friendly results:

Accrington 1-2 Blackburn
FC Tampa Bay 1-0 Bolton.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/11 at 12:15 pm

Blackpool agree a deal to sign Liverpool youngster Gerardo Bruna

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/11 at 2:26 pm

Blackpool are likely to complete the signing of Barry Ferguson from Birmingham City next week

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/17/11 at 3:52 am

Corinthians may have to push a little further on their £39m offer to sign Carlos Tevez - but the possibility of a deal is now growing.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/17/11 at 8:36 am

West Ham have pulled out of a deal to sign Eidur Gudjohnsen on a free transfer. He passed a medical at Upton Park this week, but manager Sam Allardyce has decided to end his interest after the Iceland international hesitated in putting pen to paper. Reports in Greece suggest that AEK Athens have offered him a two-year contract.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/17/11 at 10:43 am

Arsenal pull off a transfer surprise by snapping up young Costa Rica striker Joel Campbell, 19, from Deportivo Larissa

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/18/11 at 1:34 am

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has said that an agreement has been reached for the sale of Argentina striker Carlos Tevez to Corinthians.

A £39m bid from the Brazilian club was rejected last week, with City believed to be holding out for £50m.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/18/11 at 12:22 pm

Tottenham announce the signing of 16-year-old Ivory Coast striker Souleymane Coulibaly.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/18/11 at 12:24 pm

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says it is time to "forget" about signing Inter Milan's Wesley Sneijder. "Forget it," he told  Press Association Sport.  "I'm not so sure Sneijder will be easy to get."

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/18/11 at 12:24 pm

Chelsea midfielder Jon Mikel Obi  Tweets:  "It's going to be an exciting season. New coach, Fernando Torres is doing great and scoring goals in training - watch out for the brand new team."

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/18/11 at 12:27 pm

Torquay United sign former Scun.thrope midfielder Ian Morris on a two-year deal.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/18/11 at 1:32 pm

Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois having a medical at Chelsea after deal agreed with Genk

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/18/11 at 1:33 pm

Aston Villa sign goalkeeper Shay Given from Manchester City on a five-year deal

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/18/11 at 1:33 pm

Swansea increase their bid for Newcastle winger Wayne Routledge

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/18/11 at 1:34 pm

Arsenal midfielder Denilson will play in homeland Brazil next season on loan

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/19/11 at 12:22 pm

Newport County player of the year Paul Bignot    looks set to join Blackpool.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/19/11 at 12:22 pm

Manchester City are closing in on a deal to sign Atletico Madrid's Sergio Aguero despite the deadlock in Carlos Tevez's proposed move to Corinthians.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/20/11 at 1:31 am

Carlos Tevez's proposed £40m move from Manchester City to Brazilian side Corinthians is off.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/20/11 at 12:05 pm

Fulham sign Czech Republic Under-21 midfielder Marcel Gecov from Slovan Liberec

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/20/11 at 12:06 pm

Corinthians pull out of deal to sign Manchester City captain Carlos Tevez

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/20/11 at 12:54 pm

Manchester City: striker Jo has left the club and joined Internacional joined Internacional in his native Brazil.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/20/11 at 12:54 pm

Chelsea have put in a bid for Anderlecht's 18-year-old striker Romelu Lukaku

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/20/11 at 3:18 pm

Striker Jo leaves Manchester City to join Internacional in his native Brazil

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/21/11 at 1:13 am

Newcastle's Hatem Ben Arfa carried off on a stretcher during draw with Sporting Kansas City

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/22/11 at 1:10 am

Manchester United offer a new contract to South Korea midfielder Park Ji-sung

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/22/11 at 1:37 am

Fulham beat Crusaders 4-0 (7-1 agg) to reach Europa Lg qualifying Rd 3

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/22/11 at 1:13 pm

Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas has remained at home as the rest of the squad fly to Germany for a pre-season game against Cologne and a training camp. The official word is that he stayed to work on a fitness problem. Nicklas Bendtner and goalkeeper Manuel Almunia have also not travelled.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/22/11 at 2:05 pm

Former Blackpool and England star  Jimmy Armfield  has been awarded an honorary degree by Lancaster University.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Bobo on 07/22/11 at 7:28 pm

Apropos of nothing in particular, the Scottish Premier League is kicking off today. This is in comparison with last season, when it kicked off on August 14.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/11 at 2:02 am

Saturday, 23 July 2011 Fixtures

Scottish Premier League /b]
Rangers v Hearts, 12:30
Aberdeen v St Johnstone, 15:00
Motherwell v Inverness CT, 15:00

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/11 at 4:33 am


Apropos of nothing in particular, the Scottish Premier League is kicking off today. This is in comparison with last season, when it kicked off on August 14.
Title of topic "2011-12 in English soccer" and Scottish Football?

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/11 at 5:34 am


Apropos of nothing in particular, the Scottish Premier League is kicking off today. This is in comparison with last season, when it kicked off on August 14.
Chief executive Stewart Regan has promised that the Scottish Football Association's new disciplinary processes will be "speedy, transparent and robust" and hopes it will avoid the problems that led to controversy and challenges by the Old Firm last season.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/11 at 6:27 am

QPR will not sell midfielder Adel Taarabt during the current summer transfer window, the Premier League side announced today.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/11 at 6:59 am


Apropos of nothing in particular, the Scottish Premier League is kicking off today. This is in comparison with last season, when it kicked off on August 14.
Uganda international David Obua scores the first goal of the new Scottish Premier League season to give Hearts a 1-0 lead over Rangers at Ibrox.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/11 at 8:30 am

West Ham confirm signing of Matt Taylor from Bolton for undisclosed fee

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/11 at 8:32 am

Full-time at Ibrox and defending champions Rangers have been held to a 1-1 draw by Hearts in their opening Scottish Premier League game of the season.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/11 at 12:31 pm

Asian Football Confederation president Mohammed Bin Hammam banned for life by Fifa after being found guilty of bribery. A Fifa ethics panel has ruled that the Qatari candidate conspired to pay Caribbean officials $40,000 (£24,500) cash bribes to back his ultimately abandoned challenge to Fifa President Sepp Blatter. Bin Hammam is the most senior Fifa official convicted of corruption in its 107-year history.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/11 at 2:53 pm

Ivory Coast captain Didier Drogba expects to sign a new one-year contract extension that will tie him to Stamford Bridge until 2013.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/11 at 2:53 pm

Saturday, 23 July 2011 Results

Clydesdale Bank Premier League

Aberdeen 0-0 St Johnstone
Motherwell 3-0 Inverness CT
Rangers 1-1 Hearts

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/11 at 2:09 am

Arsenal are set to hijack Chelsea's move for giant Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku, nicknamed the 'new Didier Drogba'.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/11 at 2:10 am

Chelsea are poised to test Tottenham's resolve to keep Luka Modric by offering £27m and 21-year-old striker Daniel Sturridge for the Croatian playmaker.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/11 at 2:10 am

Arsenal will this week increase their £12m bid for Everton's 28-year-old defender Phil Jagielka.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in Scottish soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/11 at 2:52 am

Sunday, 24 July 2011 Fixtures

Clydesdale Bank Premier League

Hibernian v Celtic, 12:30
Dundee Utd v Kilmarnock, 15:00

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/11 at 4:05 am

Victor Anichebe, Diniyar Bilyaletdinov and Magaye Gueye scored for Everton as they  beat American side DC United 3-1  in a pre-season friendly.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/11 at 1:20 am

Dunfermline and St Mirren draw 0-0 in Scottish Premier League

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/11 at 2:10 pm

Rangers host Malmo in the first leg of their Champions League third qualifying round tie.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/11 at 2:11 pm

Fulham keeper David Stockdale joins Ipswich on a season-long loan

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/11 at 2:11 pm

David Beckham defends Mario Balotelli over the Manchester City player's controversial back-heel

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/11 at 1:01 pm

Argentina striker Sergio Aguero arrives in Manchester to complete his move to Manchester City from Spanish club Atletico Madrid.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/11 at 1:02 pm

Bolton sign former Aston Villa midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker on two-year deal

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/11 at 1:02 pm

Manchester United confirm striker Javier Hernandez spent last night in hospital with concussion

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/11 at 1:10 pm

Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby ruled out of action with ankle injury until September

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/11 at 1:11 pm

Aston Villa complete signing of Charles N'Zogbia from Wigan on a five-year contract

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/11 at 1:41 am

Aston Villa complete signing of Charles N'Zogbia from Wigan on a five-year contract

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in Scottish soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/11 at 1:43 am

Saturday, 30 July 2011 Fixtures

Clydesdale Bank Premier League

St Johnstone v Rangers, 12:00
Inverness CT v Hibernian, 15:00
Kilmarnock v Motherwell, 15:00
St Mirren v Aberdeen, 15:00

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/11 at 5:58 am

Blackburn take a 1-0 lead in their friendly against Kitchee thanks to a goal from Mauro Formica.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/11 at 6:17 am

Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard to miss the start of the season.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/11 at 6:18 am


Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard to miss the start of the season.
More on Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard's injury. "Gerrard today began a course of antibiotic treatment for an infection related to an ongoing groin problem. He is expected to remain in hospital for several days while the precautionary procedure is completed. The player will then return to Melwood to continue his rehabilitation programme and is expected to be available for selection in September,"

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/11 at 6:36 am

Blackburn take a 2-0 lead in their friendly against Kitchee. Midfielder David Dunn  scores the second.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/11 at 6:42 am

Rangers take a 1-0 lead at St Johnstone in the league. Steven Naismith is the goalscorer.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/11 at 7:23 am

Rangers  are 2-0 ahead at St Johnstone in the league. Nikica Jelavic has scored the second goal.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/11 at 9:01 am

It is not the start of the Premier League season, but Aston Villa are taking on Chelsea in a friendly.

Aston Villa: Given, Young, Dunne, Collins, Warnock, Petrov, Delph, Albrighton, Ireland, Delfouneso, Agbonlahor.
Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Terry, Bosingwa, Zhirkov, Malouda, Lampard, Mikel, McEachran, Sturridge, Anelka.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/11 at 11:27 am

Friendly results:

Ipswich 1-2 Wolverhampton
Celtic 0-2 Inter Milan
Burnley 1-0 Sunderland
Birmingham 1-2 Everton

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/02/11 at 1:40 am

Jim Jefferies has been 'removed from his role' as manager of Hearts

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/02/11 at 1:40 am

Midfielder Joey Barton can leave Newcastle United on a free transfer

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/03/11 at 12:07 pm

Luis Boa Morte to leave West Ham by mutual consent, club announces

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/04/11 at 1:28 am

Manchester City say they have granted Carlos Tevez extended leave and expect him to report back to training on Monday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/04/11 at 1:28 am

Rangers out of the Champions League after drawing 1-1 with Malmo, losing 2-1 on aggregate

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/04/11 at 1:29 am

Sunderland midfielder Steed Malbranque has joined St Etienne on a two-year deal

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/04/11 at 1:29 am

Blackburn sign striker David Goodwillie from Dundee United

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/04/11 at 12:33 pm

QPR sign Blackpool striker DJ Campbell for an undisclosed fee on a two-year deal

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/04/11 at 12:34 pm

Bolton's new signing Tyrone Mears suffers a broken leg in training

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/11 at 2:54 pm

Milan Jovanovic completes his move from Liverpool to Anderlecht

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/11 at 2:55 pm

The first Football League match of the season is goalless at half-time, although both hosts Hull and Blackpool have hit the woodwork in their Championship meeting. Tom Cairney struck the bar with a free-kick for Hull before debutant Kevin Phillips' shot hit the post at the other end. T

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/11 at 2:56 pm

Paul Scholes scores with a well-struck shot from 25 yards for the opening goal for Manchester United in his own testimonial match against the New York Cosmos at Old Trafford.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/11 at 6:49 am

The Football League season kicks off with Sven-Goran Eriksson's Leicester taking on Coventry first while AFC Wimbledon make their bow against Bristol Rovers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/11 at 6:51 am

Saturday, 6 August 2011 Fixtures

Npower Championship

Coventry v Leicester, 12:30
Brighton v Doncaster, 15:00
Bristol City v Ipswich, 15:00
Burnley v Watford, 15:00
Derby v Birmingham, 15:00
Middlesbrough v Portsmouth, 15:00
Nott'm Forest v Barnsley, 15:00
Peterborough v Crystal Palace, 15:00
Reading v Millwall, 15:00
Southampton v Leeds, 17:20

Npower League One
Brentford v Yeovil, 15:00
Carlisle v Notts County, 15:00
Charlton v Bournemouth, 15:00
Huddersfield v Bury, 15:00
MK Dons v Hartlepool, 15:00
Oldham v Sheffield Utd, 15:00
Preston v Colchester, 15:00
Sheff Wed v Rochdale, 15:00
Stevenage v Exeter, 15:00
Tranmere v Chesterfield, 15:00
Walsall v Leyton Orient, 15:00
Wycombe v Scun.thorpe, 15:00

Npower League Two
AFC Wimbledon v Bristol Rovers, 12:45
Bradford v Aldershot, 15:00
Gillingham v Cheltenham, 15:00
Macclesfield v Dag & Red, 15:00
Morecambe v Barnet, 15:00
Northampton v Accrington Stanley, 15:00
Port Vale v Crawley Town, 15:00
Rotherham v Oxford Utd, 15:00
Shrewsbury v Plymouth, 15:00
Southend v Hereford, 15:00
Swindon v Crewe, 15:00
Torquay v Burton Albion, 15:00

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/11 at 6:52 am

The Premier League starts next week

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/11 at 7:13 am

Manchester City deny reports in Italy they have made a £31.4m bid for Wesley Sneijder

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COVENTRY v LEICESTER TEAM LINE-UPS

Coventry: Murphy, Christie, Keogh, Cranie, Hussey, Baker, Clingan, Bell, Bigirimana, McSheffrey, Jutkiewicz.
Subs: Dunn, McPake, O'Donovan, Wood, Thomas.

Leicester: Schmeichel, Peltier, Mills, Bamba, Konchesky, Vassell, Wellens, Abe, Danns, Fernandes, Nugent.
Subs: Weale, Gallagher, King, Dyer, St. Ledger.

Referee: Darren Deadman (Cambridgeshire)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/11 at 7:15 am

AFC WIMBLEDON v BRISTOL ROVERS LINE-UPS

AFC Wimbledon: Seb Brown, Hatton, Stuart, Johnson, Gwillim, Wellard, Porter, Yussuff, Luke Moore, Midson, Jolley.
Subs: Turner, Bush, Sammy Moore, Ademeno, Minshull.

Bristol Rovers: Bevan, Smith, Anthony, Virgo, Lee Brown, Zebroski, Gill, Stanley, Anyinsah, Harrold, McGleish.
Subs: Lines, Bolger, Carayol, Kuffour, Wayne Brown.

Referee: Keith Stroud (Hampshire)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/11 at 7:15 am

RED CARD - Coventry v LEICESTER ...DARIUS VASSELL

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RED CARD - Coventry v LEICESTER ...DARIUS VASSELL
Inexplicably, former England striker Darius Vassell has hacked at Richard Keogh with his studs near the half-way line. Too high, too dangerous. Darren Deadman's arm reaches to the sky. The Foxes are down to 10 men after 15 minutes. Will Sven respond tactically?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/11 at 7:16 am

GOAL! AFC WIMBLEDON 0-1 BRISTOL ROVERS (McGleish)

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GOAL! AFC WIMBLEDON 0-1 BRISTOL ROVERS (McGleish)
McGleish goal: Nightmare for local boy goalkeeper Seb Brown who hurls it out Barcelona-style, trying to build from the back. But the move collapses instantly, Gills pounces to feed McGleish, who spears the ball low past the architect of AFC's downfall minus fuss.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/11 at 7:17 am

GOAL! AFC WIMBLEDON 0-2 BRISTOL ROVERS (Harrold)

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GOAL! AFC WIMBLEDON 0-2 BRISTOL ROVERS (Harrold)
Harrold goal: Same scenario - AFC too charitable trying to play the ball out. Veteran McGleish duly causes havoc down the right, the hosts cannot clear, the first goalscorer chips the ball across to his colleague Harrold in the middle - and he bullets a header home with ease. Every day's an education, don't they say...

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/11 at 7:18 am

RED CARD - COVENTRY v Leicester ...CARL BAKER

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RED CARD - COVENTRY v Leicester ...CARL BAKER
Level playing field on the minor battle zone that is the Ricoh right now. Coventry have Carl Baker sent off for a lunging tackle on Richie Wellens. Referee Darren Deadman once again has no choice but to show a straight red card. Four weeks with kicking a ball...

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/11 at 7:27 am

HALF-TIME AT THE RICOH: COVENTRY 0-0 LEICESTER

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FULL-TIME

AFC WIMBLEDON 2-3 BRISTOL ROVERS
COVENTRY 0-1 LEICESTER

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/11 at 11:40 am

The Spurs assistant coach Joe Jordan says his club are delighted to have draw Hearts in the Europa League

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/11 at 1:18 pm

FOOTBALL:

Chelsea and Anderlecht reach agreement for transfer of striker Romelu Lukaku

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/11 at 2:53 am

Danny Welbeck, Kyle Walker and Jack Wilshere named in England squad to face Netherlands

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/11 at 5:20 am

Sunday, 7 August 2011 Fixtures

FA Community Shield

Man City v Man Utd, 14:30

Npower Championship
West Ham v Cardiff, 13:00

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/11 at 5:22 am

Saturday, 6 August 2011 Results

Npower Championship

Brighton 2-1 Doncaster
Bristol City 0-3 Ipswich
Burnley 2-2 Watford
Coventry 0-1 Leicester
Derby 2-1 Birmingham
Middlesbrough 2-2 Portsmouth
Nott'm Forest 0-0 Barnsley
Peterborough 2-1 Crystal Palace
Reading 2-2 Millwall
Southampton 3-1 Leeds

Npower League One
Brentford 2-0 Yeovil
Carlisle 0-3 Notts County
Charlton 3-0 Bournemouth
Huddersfield 1-1 Bury
MK Dons 2-2 Hartlepool
Oldham 0-2 Sheffield Utd
Preston 2-4 Colchester
Sheff Wed 2-0 Rochdale
Stevenage 0-0 Exeter
Tranmere 1-0 Chesterfield
Walsall 1-0 Leyton Orient
Wycombe 1-1 S(I_am_a_loser_who_has_no_respect_for_women)horpe

Npower League Two
AFC Wimbledon 2-3 Bristol Rovers
Bradford 1-2 Aldershot
Gillingham 1-0 Cheltenham
Macclesfield 0-1 Dag & Red
Morecambe 0-1 Barnet
Northampton 0-0 Accrington Stanley
Port Vale 2-2 Crawley Town
Rotherham 1-0 Oxford Utd
Shrewsbury 1-1 Plymouth
Southend 1-0 Hereford
Swindon 3-0 Crewe
Torquay 2-2 Burton Albion

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/11 at 5:41 am

Cardiff travel to Sam Allardyce's West Ham in the Championship before Manchester City take on local rivals United in the Community Shield.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/11 at 5:52 am

It appears as though England manager Fabio Capello is not the only national coach not looking forward to this week's friendlies. France's Laurent Blanc is another dissenter, according to the Associated Press. There are 50 games due to take place on Wednesday, including Germany v Brazil, Italy v Spain, United States v Mexico, France v Chile and of course, England v Holland

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/11 at 6:57 am

WEST HAM v CARDIFF FULL TEAM LINE-UPS

West Ham: Green, O'Brien, Ilunga, Reid, Tomkins, Noble, Parker, Nolan, Sears, Taylor, Piquionne.
Subs: Boffin, Faye, Collison, Barrera, Cole.

Cardiff: Marshall, McNaughton, Taylor, Hudson, Gerrard, Whittingham, Cowie, Gunnarsson, Conway, Earnshaw, Miller.
Subs: Heaton, Quinn, Gestede, Parkin, Mason.

Referee: Howard Webb (S Yorkshire)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/11 at 8:55 am

GOAL! WEST HAM 0-1 CARDIFF CITY (Miller)

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GOAL! WEST HAM 0-1 CARDIFF CITY (Miller)
Miller goal: Hideous gift from the Hammers. Gestede jinks down the right, Ilunga a mere ghost, to pull the ball back for Kenny Miller. The former Rangers man, on his full debut, takes his time to consult the textbook before swilvelling to fire high past Rob Green - who flapped at it somewhat. Enormous roar from travelling Bluebirds as Irons fans bellow in disgust. Defeat for Sam Allardyce on day one...

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/11 at 9:01 am

FULL-TIME AT UPTON PARK - WEST HAM 0-1 CARDIFF

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/11 at 9:51 am

Charity Shield Half Time:

MANCHESTER CITY 2-0 MANCHESTER UNITED

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/11 at 9:52 am

Celtic defender Emilio Izaguirre suffers fractured fibia in 1-0 win at Aberdeen

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/11 at 11:28 am

Man Utd come back from two goals down to beat Man City 3-2 in Community Shield

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/11 at 2:21 pm


FULL-TIME AT UPTON PARK - WEST HAM 0-1 CARDIFF
Boos rang out from home fans at full-time as West Ham remain without a league win since beating Stoke on 5 March.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/11 at 2:21 pm


FULL-TIME AT UPTON PARK - WEST HAM 0-1 CARDIFF
DID YOU KNOW?

Before this game, Cardiff had lost their last four trips to West Ham without scoring and hadn't won at Upton Park since April 1950

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/11 at 12:43 pm

Man Utd's Tom Cleverley called into England squad; Wilshere and Carrick withdrawn

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/11 at 12:43 pm

Goalkeeper Joe Hart signs a new five-year contract with Manchester City

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/11 at 12:44 pm

Southampton winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain joins Arsenal for undisclosed fee

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/11 at 10:34 am

England's friendly against the Netherlands at Wembley on Wednesday is off and other matches are postponed as authorities react to a third night of rioting in London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/11 at 10:35 am

Tottenham midfielder Steven Pienaar out for up to six weeks after groin surgery

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/11 at 10:36 am

Newcastle sign winger Gabriel Obertan from Manchester United on a five-year deal

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/11 at 10:36 am

Blackburn complete the signing of midfielder Radosav Petrovic from Partizan Belgrade

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/11 at 11:56 am

Defender Matthew Upson signs a two-year contract with Stoke.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/11 at 11:57 am

Scans have revealed that Everton midfielder Seamus Coleman suffered a torn ligament in his right ankle after a challenge by Carlos Marchena ofVillarreal at Goodison Park on Friday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/10/11 at 1:09 pm

QPR owner Bernie Ecclestone tells BBC that weekend's Premier League games must go ahead

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/10/11 at 1:09 pm

Bristol Rovers' League Cup match against Watford called off at police request

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/10/11 at 1:20 pm

Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas is on the verge of joining Barcelona

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/12/11 at 12:12 pm

Chelsea's Fernando Torres available for selection against Stoke after concussion

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/12/11 at 12:48 pm

Tottenham's match with Everton on Saturday has been postponed because of the week's riots, but all other Premier League matches will go ahead as normal.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/11 at 6:39 am

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Barclays Premier League

Blackburn v Wolverhampton, 15:00
Fulham v Aston Villa, 15:00
Liverpool v Sunderland, 15:00
QPR v Bolton, 15:00
Tottenham OFF Everton, 15:00
Wigan v Norwich, 15:00
Newcastle v Arsenal, 17:30

Npower Championship
Barnsley v Southampton, 15:00
Birmingham v Coventry, 15:00
Crystal Palace v Burnley, 15:00
Doncaster v West Ham, 15:00
Ipswich v Hull, 15:00
Leeds v Middlesbrough, 15:00
Leicester v Reading, 15:00
Millwall v Nott'm Forest, 15:00
Portsmouth v Brighton, 15:00
Watford v Derby, 15:00

Npower League One
Bournemouth v Sheffield Wed, 15:00
Bury v Carlisle, 15:00
Chesterfield v Stevenage, 15:00
Colchester v Wycombe, 15:00
Exeter v MK Dons, 15:00
Hartlepool v Walsall, 15:00
Leyton Orient v Tranmere, 15:00
Notts County v Charlton, 15:00
Rochdale v Huddersfield, 15:00
S(I_am_a_loser_who_has_no_respect_for_women)horpe v Preston, 15:00
Sheffield Utd v Brentford, 15:00
Yeovil v Oldham, 15:00

Npower League Two
Accrington Stanley v Southend, 15:00
Aldershot v Northampton, 15:00
Barnet v Port Vale, 15:00
Bristol Rovers v Torquay, 15:00
Burton Albion v Shrewsbury, 15:00
Cheltenham v Swindon, 15:00
Crawley Town v Macclesfield, 15:00
Crewe v Gillingham, 15:00
Dag & Red v AFC Wimbledon, 15:00
Hereford v Morecambe, 15:00
Oxford Utd v Bradford, 15:00
Plymouth v Rotherham, 15:00

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/11 at 7:55 am

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola says deal for Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas is "very close"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/11 at 7:56 am

Tottenham-Everton has, of course, bitten the dust - more's the pity

All kick-offs 1500 BST unless stated
Blackburn v Wolverhampton
Fulham v Aston Villa
Liverpool v Sunderland
QPR v Bolton
Wigan v Norwich
Newcastle v Arsenal (1730)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/11 at 7:57 am

LIVERPOOL v SUNDERLAND (1500)
"'What a difference a year makes?' said Liverpool owner John Henry on Friday, and it's true the Reds have many reasons to be cheerful compared to a year ago. Bolstered by four big signings, boss Kenny Dalglish will aim to re-establish his team in the top four and improve on the poor start to last season. Sunderland boss Steve Bruce says he is delighted by his 10 summer acquisitions but may settle for a point as his side become familiar with each other."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/11 at 7:57 am

WIGAN v NORWICH (1500)
"After a six-year absence, Norwich make a return to the big time. Can the current side emulate the class of '93 and join the likes of Robert Fleck, Ruel Fox and Chris Sutton in the Canaries hall of fame? They begin their campaign at Wigan, who performed yet another miracle act last season. Manager Roberto Martinez was given the bumps for keeping the Latics up, but with no Charles N'Zogbia we may not see a repeat of those celebrations."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/11 at 7:57 am

QPR v BOLTON (1500)
"It's been a decade-and-a-half since QPR got to play with the big boys, though boss Neil Warnock's been here more recently, with Sheffield United. And while he may not have had as productive summer on the transfer front as he'd like, he's still got playmaker Adel Taarabt and a groundswell of supporter positivity to rely on. However, Bolton are no soft-touch and won't be coy in the face of a bouncing Loftus Road. Owen Coyle has got them playing and after fading toward the end of last season, they'll want to begin this one with a bang."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/11 at 7:58 am

FULHAM v ASTON VILLA (1500)
"A new season and two new managers, equals a new start for both sides. Fulham boss Martin Jol returns to the Premier League almost four years since his ignominious exit from Tottenham, while Aston Villa's Alex McLeish makes a quick return having been relegated with Birmingham last year. The acrimonious manner of his arrival means he is the man most in need of three points today."

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BLACKBURN v WOLVES
"It's the last day of last season all over again. That was a relegation decider and many pundits are predicting a struggle ahead for both sides again. Blackburn sold Phil Jones and Nikola Kalinic and bought three unproven players in David Goodwillie, Radosav Petrovic and Bruno Ribeiro. Wolves strengthened their defence with Roger Johnson but big things are expected upfront from Kevin Doyle and Steven Fletcher. It may not be pretty at Ewood Park, but both sides will already be desperate for a win."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/11 at 8:05 am

Early rumours doing the rounds at the moment that Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is starting with all four new boys in Charlie Adam, Jordan Henderson, Stewart Downing, Jose Enrique against Sunderland today.

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LIVERPOOL v SUNDERLAND TEAMS

Liverpool: Reina, Flanagan, Carragher, Agger, Jose Enrique, Lucas, Adam, Henderson, Suarez, Downing, Carroll. Subs: Doni, Meireles, Kuyt, Spearing, Ngog, Kelly, Robinson.

Sunderland: Mignolet, Bardsley, Brown, Ferdinand, Richardson, Larsson, Cattermole, Colback, Elmohamady, Sessegnon, Gyan. Subs: Westwood, Gardner, Wickham, Vaughan, Ji, Bramble, Laing.

Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire)

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BLACKBURN v WOLVES TEAMS

Blackburn: Robinson, Salgado, Hanley, Nzonzi, Olsson, Emerton, Dunn, Pedersen, Hoilett, Formica, Roberts. Subs: Bunn, Rochina, Blackman, Goodwillie, Ribeiro, Anderson, Henley.

Wolverhampton: Hennessey, Stearman, Johnson, Berra, Ward, Jarvis, O'Hara, Henry, Hunt, Doyle, Fletcher. Subs: De Vries, Elokobi, Ebanks-Blake, Hammill, Milijas, Foley, Maierhofer.

Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)

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WIGAN v NORWICH TEAMS

Wigan: Al Habsi, Boyce, Caldwell, Lopez, Figueroa, Gomez, McCarthy, Watson, Diame, Moses, Di Santo. Subs: Pollitt, Thomas, McArthur, Sammon, Jones, Rodallega, Stam.

Norwich: Ruddy, Russell Martin, Whitbread, De Laet, Tierney, Fox, Surman, Hoolahan, Crofts, Holt, Morison. Subs: Rudd, Bradley Johnson, Jackson, Pilkington, Bennett, Barnett, Naughton.

Referee: Stuart Attwell (Warwickshire)

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FULHAM v ASTON VILLA TEAMS

Fulham: Schwarzer, Hughes, Hangeland, Senderos, John Arne Riise, Duff, Etuhu, Murphy, Dempsey, Andrew Johnson, Zamora. Subs: Etheridge, Kelly, Sidwell, Baird, Kasami, Briggs, Dembele.

Aston Villa: Given, Young, Collins, Dunne, Warnock, Delph, Petrov, N'Zogbia, Heskey, Bent, Agbonlahor. Subs: Guzan, Ireland, Albrighton, Delfouneso, Makoun, Clark, Bannan.

Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire)

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QPR v BOLTON TEAMS

QPR: Kenny, Dyer, Hall, Gabbidon, Hill, Smith, Derry, Faurlin, Taarabt, Campbell, Bothroyd. Subs: Murphy, Orr, Buzsaky, Connolly, Agyemang, Helguson, Ephraim.

Bolton: Jaaskelainen, Steinsson, Cahill, Knight, Robinson, Eagles, Muamba, Reo-Coker, Petrov, Kevin Davies, Klasnic. Subs: Bogdan, Alonso, Gardner, Mark Davies, Blake, Pratley, Wheater.

Referee: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/11 at 9:03 am

The Premier League season is now up and running!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/11 at 9:05 am

The Premier League season is now up and running!
The Premier League season is now up and running!
Who will score the first goal?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/11 at 9:07 am

YELLOW CARD

First yellow card of the season inside a minute - Norwich's David Fox for a rather naughty foul on Franco di Santo. Take a bow, referee Stuart Atwell.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/11 at 9:07 am

Disallowed goal! Almost an absolutely dream start to the campaign for QPR as DJ Campbell sweeps in from close range from Jay Bothroyd's flick-on... but the Londoners' joy is curtailed by a linesman's flag. Correct decision, too.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/11 at 9:08 am

Bad to worse for QPR... Kieron Dyer has lasted less than five minutes - the Rangers new-boy has twisted an ankle and is being stretchered off. Incredible.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/11 at 9:08 am

PENALTY TO LIVERPOOL

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PENALTY TO LIVERPOOL
Missed penalty: Luis Suarez goes from near-hero to villain in the space of a minute as he forces a penalty after charging down a clearance to go clean through... his progress halted by Kieron Richardson's ankle tap... but the Uruguayan blazes so far over the bar from the spot his effort is troubling nothing but row Z. Oops.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/11 at 9:15 am

GOALFLASH

Liverpool 1-0 Sunderland (Suarez)

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GOALFLASH

Liverpool 1-0 Sunderland (Suarez)
Liverpool goal: Redemption. Luis Suarez makes up for that earlier penalty misss with a deft glance header at the near post from Charlie Adam's whipped free-kick to notch the first goal of the new Premier League season.

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GOALFLASH

Wigan 1-0 Norwich (Watson, pen)

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GOALFLASH

Blackburn 1-0 Wolves (Formica)

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GOALFLASH

Wigan 1-0 Norwich (Watson, pen)
Wigan goal: It's a touch harsh, for me, but Ben Watson cares not as he coolly dispatches the spot-kick after Ritchie de Laet is adjudged to have tripped Franco di Santo in the area. Just the start the Canaries did not want.

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GOALFLASH

Blackburn 1-0 Wolves (Formica)
Blackburn goal: Dream debut - Jason Roberts is the creator as he lays in Mauro Formica charging into the area, the Argentine producing a delightful finish low across the keeper and into the far post.

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GOALFLASH

Blackburn 1-1 Wolves (Fletcher)

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GOALFLASH

Blackburn 1-1 Wolves (Fletcher)
Wolves goal: Blackburn's lead lasts approximately 90 seconds as Steven Fletcher brings Wolves level straight away with a far-post header from Matt Jarvis's cross.

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GOALFLASH

Wigan 1-1 Norwich (Hoolahan)

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GOALFLASH

Wigan 1-1 Norwich (Hoolahan)
Norwich goal: This afternoon is shaping up to have it all - we now have a keeper gaff to add to the melting pot. Steve Morison gets clear down the Wigan left but his cross looks to have been claimed by Latics keeper Ali Al Habsi, only for the ball to slip out of his hands, allowing Wes Hoolahan to slam home.

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GOALFLASH

QPR 0-1 Bolton (Cahill)

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GOALFLASH

QPR 0-1 Bolton (Cahill)
Bolton goal: That is a jaffer - and from a most unlikely source. It's a touch against the run of play but Bolton care not, Chris Eagles teeing up centre-half Gary Cahill to take a touch and spank home a doozy from 25 yards into the top corner.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/11 at 9:57 am

Half-time whistles blowing up and down the country

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Half-time whistles blowing up and down the country
HALF-TIME

Blackburn 1-1 Wolves
Fulham 0-0 Aston Villa
Liverpool 1-0 Sunderland
QPR 0-1 Bolton
Wigan 1-1 Norwich

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/11 at 10:04 am

In the Championship, Craig Mackail-Smith bags his first goal for Brighton as the Seagulls take the lead against rivals Portsmouth, but standing top of the table at the moment are fellow south-coast side Southampton, who lead Barnsley 1-0. Dropping into League One, Rochdale equalise against Huddersfield through the wonderfully named Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro while in League Two, Gillingham are on course for back-to-back wins as they lead 2-0 at Port Vale.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/11 at 10:08 am

PENALTY TO WOLVES

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PENALTY TO WOLVES
MISSED PENALTY, WOLVES (Doyle)

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GOALFLASH

Blackburn 1-2 Wolves (Ward)

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GOALFLASH

Blackburn 1-2 Wolves (Ward)
Wolves goal: Where to start? Michel Salgado hacks Matt Javirs down in the box for a definite penalty - but Paul Robinson pulls off a fine stop to push Kevin Doyle's penalty away from goal. From that save, however, the ball is returned into the area with interest and Stephen Ward latches on to a half clearance with a slap volley into the corner. Advantage Wolves.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/11 at 10:19 am

GOALFLASH

Liverpool 1-1 Sunderland (Larsson)

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GOALFLASH

Liverpool 1-1 Sunderland (Larsson)
Sunderland goal: Liverpool bossed the first half - but Sunderland are level thanks to a beauty. Ahmed El Mohamady drifts over a looping cross from the right and Sebastian Larsson, having lost marker John Flanagan, fires a super volley into the far corner. Brilliant.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/11 at 10:33 am

GOALFLASH

QPR 0-2 Bolton (Gabbidon og)

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GOALFLASH

QPR 0-2 Bolton (Gabbidon og)
Bolton goal: It's a fine finish - but unfortunately at the wrong end for Danny Gabbidon, who stretches out a leg to toe-poke Chris Eagles's free-kick into his own net. QPR learning some harsh lessons early on in their Premier League career.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/11 at 10:41 am

PREMIER LEAGUE FACT: Hope for QPR? Bolton have not kept a clean sheet in their last 26 Premier League away matches.

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GOALFLASH

QPR 0-3 Bolton (Klasnic)

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GOALFLASH

QPR 0-3 Bolton (Klasnic)
Bolton goal: Or maybe no hope for QPR, then. There's an element of (bad) luck about this one too, Ivan Klasnic collecting Kevin Davies's nod down in the box and shooting on the turn, his effort deflected into the far corner off the shin of Rangers defender Bradley Orr.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/11 at 10:41 am

BREAKING TEAM NEWS

Joey Barton does indeed start for Newcastle against Arsenal, while Demba Ba and Yohan Cabaye get their debuts.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/11 at 10:44 am

FOOTBALL LEAGUE LATEST:

"Crawley Town look set for a dream start at home in League Two as they go 2-0 up against Macclesfield and a brace from Rotherham's Gareth Evans sees them leading 2-1 against Plymouth and set to keep their winning start to the season intact. Tranmere and Sheffield United join Charlton at the top of League One as all three sides look set to notch back-to-back league wins. Big spenders Leicester City fall behind to last season's play-off finalists Reading in the Championship, as nine-man Leeds fall behind against Middlesbrough."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/11 at 10:45 am

GOALFLASH

QPR 0-4 Bolton (Muamba)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/11 at 10:45 am


GOALFLASH

QPR 0-4 Bolton (Muamba)
Bolton goal: A rude awakening and then some for QPR as Fabrice Muamba adds the sugar dusting to the cherry on the icing of the cake for Bolton with a fine finish after being put through by Ivan Klasnic.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/11 at 10:49 am

BREAKING TEAM NEWS

The Arsenal team at Newcastle is confirmed now, with Gervinho handed a debut and Tomas Rosicky starting in midfield Alex Song and Aaron Ramsey.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/11 at 10:53 am

PREMIER LEAGUE FACT:

Currently there are no home clubs winning. This could be the first time in PL history that no home club wins on the opening day of the season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/11 at 11:01 am

RED CARD

Clint Hill, QPR

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RED CARD

Clint Hill, QPR
Red card: Worse to even worse for QPR as Clint Hill sees red for a deliberate headbutt on the midriff of Martin Petrov, the Rangers defender losing his rag in the face of the visitors' keep-ball at the end of a comfortable win. Silly.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/11 at 11:24 am

NEWCASTLE v ARSENAL TEAMS

Newcastle: Krul, Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Ryan Taylor, Simpson, Barton, Cabaye, Tiote, Gutierrez, Shola Ameobi, Ba. Subs: Forster, Williamson, Lovenkrands, Gosling, Best, Obertan, Sammy Ameobi.

Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Vermaelen, Koscielny, Gibbs, Rosicky, Song, Ramsey, Arshavin, Gervinho, van Persie. Subs: Fabianski, Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Djourou, Jenkinson, Frimpong, Chamakh.

Referee: Peter Walton (Northamptonshire)

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NEWCASTLE v ARSENAL

Last season this match was 4-4... let's finish the Premier League season-opening day with a bang shall we...?

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NEWCASTLE v ARSENAL

Last season this match was 4-4... let's finish the Premier League season-opening day with a bang shall we...?
Up and running at St James' Park.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/11 at 11:54 am

INJURY NEWS UPDATE

QPR boss Neil Warnock says Kieron Dyer's foot is not broken, it is just badly bruised.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/11 at 11:55 am

PREMIER LEAGUE FACT:

St James' Park was the stadium with the most Premier League goals last season (68) finishing one ahead of Blackpool's Bloomfield Road. 12% of those 68 goals were scored in this fixture (4-4).

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HALF-TIME

Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

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HALF-TIME

Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal
The second half kicks off.

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RED CARD

Gervinho, ARSENAL

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RED CARD

Gervinho, ARSENAL
Red card: Well well well... an ignominious debut from Gervinho ends with a red card. The Ivory Coast forward theatrically throws himself to the ground on the hunt for a penalty, Joey Barton reacts by grabbing his shirt, and Gervinho throws a slap that prompts a collapse form the Newcastle midfielder that might have earned him top scores at the recent world diving championships. It was six of one, half a dozen of the other for me. Barton is only yellow carded, though. Controversy.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/11 at 1:21 pm

Less than 10 minutes remaining, is there a winner left in this one? England youth international Emmanuel Frimpong is going to make a late cameo for Arsenal.

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FULL-TIME

Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

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Norwich sign Spanish defender Daniel Ayala from Liverpool

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Sunday, 14 August 2011 Fixtures

Barclays Premier League

Stoke v Chelsea, 13:30
West Brom v Man Utd, 16:00

Npower Championship
Blackpool v Peterborough, 15:00
Cardiff v Bristol City, 15:00

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BREAKING TEAM NEWS
It's confirmed - Fernando Torres starts for Chelsea, as do Florent Malouda and Salomon Kalou, Didier Drogba is on the bench.

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BREAKING TEAM NEWS

As for Stoke - Jonathan Woodgate makes his league debut for the club, Jon Walters and Kenwyne Jones start up front.

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STOKE v CHELSEA TEAMS

Stoke: Begovic, Huth, Shawcross, Woodgate, Wilson, Pennant, Delap, Whelan, Etherington, Jones, Walters. Subs: Sorensen, Collins, Pugh, Diao, Whitheead, Wilkinson, Shotton.

Chelsea: Cech, Bosingwa, Alex, Terry, Cole, Ramires, Mikel, Lampard, Kalou, Torres, Malouda. Subs: Hilario, Ivanovic, Benayoun, Drogba, Ferreira, McEachran, Anelka.

Referee: Mark Halsey (Lancashire)

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Chelsea held to goalless draw against Stoke at Britannia Stadium

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Manchester United beat West Bromwich Albion 2-1 after a late Steven Reid own goal

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Manchester United lose defenders Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic and Rafael da Silva to injury

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/11 at 12:02 pm

Cesc Fabregas completes move from Arsenal to Barcelona by signing five-year deal

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/11 at 12:04 pm

Newcastle and Arsenal charged with failing to control players after incident on Saturday

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/11 at 12:39 pm

LA Galaxy sign Tottenham and Republic of Ireland striker Robbie Keane for an undisclosed fee

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/11 at 12:50 pm

Monday, 15 August 2011 Fixtures

Barclays Premier League

Man City v Swansea, 20:00

Blue Square Bet North
Hinckley Utd v Gainsborough, 19:45
Worcester v Vauxhall Motors, 19:45

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/11 at 12:50 pm

Celtic striker Gary Hooper will definitely miss Celtic's away Europa League tie against Sion on Thursday due to an ankle injury.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/11 at 12:51 pm

Speculation suggests Manchester United strikers Federico Macheda and Mame Biram Diouf may be offered to clubs on loan to aid their football development

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/16/11 at 12:53 am

Sergio Aguero comes off the bench to score twice in Manchester City's four-goal defeat of Premier League new boys Swansea.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/16/11 at 12:29 pm

Arsenal striker Gervinho has his  three-game ban for violent conduct  upheld by the Football Association after his appeal was dismissed,  the FA has announced.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/16/11 at 12:30 pm

More news from Arsenal as striker  Carlos Vela joins Real Sociedad  on a season-long loan, subject to a medical.

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Monday, 15 August 2011 Results

Barclays Premier League

Man City 4-0 Swansea

Blue Square Bet North
Hinckley Utd 3-0 Gainsborough
Worcester 2-0 Vauxhall Motors

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Tuesday, 16 August 2011 Fixtures

Uefa Champions League Qualifying

Arsenal v Udinese, PO, L1, 19:45
BATE Borisov v SK Sturm Graz, PO, L1, 19:45
FC Copenhagen v Plzen, PO, L1, 19:45
FC Twente v Benfica, PO, L1, 19:45
Lyon v Rubin Kazan, PO, L1, 19:45

Npower Championship
Barnsley v Middlesbrough, 19:45
Doncaster v Nott'm Forest, 19:45
Ipswich v Southampton, 19:45
Leeds v Hull, 19:45
Portsmouth v Reading, 19:45
Watford v West Ham, 19:45
Crystal Palace v Coventry, 20:00

Npower League One
Bournemouth v Stevenage, 19:45
Bury v Sheffield Wed, 19:45
Chesterfield v Preston, 19:45
Colchester v Charlton, 19:45
Exeter v Brentford, 19:45
Hartlepool v Huddersfield, 19:45
Leyton Orient v Wycombe, 19:45
Notts County v Tranmere, 19:45
Rochdale v Carlisle, 19:45
Scun.thorpe v Oldham, 19:45
Sheffield Utd v Walsall, 19:45
Yeovil v MK Dons, 19:45

Npower League Two
Accrington Stanley v Bradford, 19:45
Aldershot v Torquay, 19:45
Barnet v Gillingham, 19:45
Bristol Rovers v Northampton, 19:45
Burton Albion v Port Vale, 19:45
Cheltenham v Morecambe, 19:45
Crawley Town v Southend, 19:45
Crewe v Rotherham, 19:45
Dag & Red v Swindon, 19:45
Hereford v Macclesfield, 19:45
Oxford Utd v Shrewsbury, 19:45
Plymouth v AFC Wimbledon, 19:45

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HALF-TIME

Arsenal 1-0 Udinese

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/11 at 1:26 am

Theo Walcott's first-half goal is enough to give Arsenal a 1-0 lead over Udinese after leg one of the Champions League play-off.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/11 at 1:26 am

Arsenal agree terms with Galatasaray for transfer of Ivory Coast midfielder Emmanuel Eboue

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/11 at 12:42 pm

Nigerian striker Peter Odemwingie says he is not trying to negotiate a move away from West Brom, even though he is yet to sign a new deal with the club.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/11 at 12:44 pm

Arsenal midfielder Alex Song has accepted a charge of violent conduct and will now serve a three-match suspension, the Football Association have confirmed.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/11 at 2:24 pm

Liam Trotter has given Millwall a 1-0 lead against Peterborough  in the Championship,  while Bristol City are winning 1-0 at Leicester City.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/18/11 at 1:20 pm

Nigeria striker Peter Odemwingie signs a new three-year contract with West Brom

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/18/11 at 1:21 pm

Stoke are the first of seven British clubs in action on a busy night of Europa League play-off action, including Hearts' Anglo-Scottish clash with Tottenham, with places in the group stage up for grabs.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/19/11 at 1:13 am

Spurs beat Hearts 5-0 in first leg of Europa League play-off at Tynecastle

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/19/11 at 3:10 pm

Tottenham close to signing France midfielder Lassana Diarra from Real Madrid

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/19/11 at 3:15 pm

QPR terminate the contract of Leon Clarke by mutual consent. The striker, who joined from Sheffield Wednesday in 2010, played 15 games in all competitions for the west London club.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/19/11 at 5:03 pm

New Los Angeles Galaxy striker Robbie Keane remains "100% committed" to playing for the Republic of Ireland despite the distance. "Throughout my career I've always been committed to Ireland and that won't change," he says. "Nothing will change unless the manager of Ireland (Giovanni Trapattoni) tells me different."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/11 at 2:28 am

Saturday, 20 August 2011 Fixtures

Barclays Premier League

Sunderland v Newcastle, 12:00
Arsenal v Liverpool, 12:45
Aston Villa v Blackburn, 15:00
Everton v QPR, 15:00
Swansea v Wigan, 15:00
Chelsea v West Brom, 17:30

Npower Championship
Brighton v Blackpool, 15:00
Bristol City v Portsmouth, 15:00
Burnley v Cardiff, 15:00
Coventry v Watford, 15:00
Derby v Doncaster, 15:00
Hull v Crystal Palace, 15:00
Nott'm Forest v Leicester, 15:00
Reading v Barnsley, 15:00
Southampton v Millwall, 15:00
Peterborough v Ipswich, 17:20

Npower League One
Brentford v Leyton Orient, 15:00
Carlisle v Bournemouth, 15:00
Charlton v Scun.thorpe, 15:00
Huddersfield v Colchester, 15:00
MK Dons v Chesterfield, 15:00
Oldham v Rochdale, 15:00
Preston v Exeter, 15:00
Sheffield Wed v Notts County, 15:00
Stevenage v Hartlepool, 15:00
Tranmere v Sheffield Utd, 15:00
Walsall v Yeovil, 15:00
Wycombe v Bury, 15:00

Npower League Two
AFC Wimbledon v Hereford, 15:00
Bradford v Dag & Red, 15:00
Gillingham v Plymouth, 15:00
Macclesfield v Bristol Rovers, 15:00
Morecambe v Aldershot, 15:00
Northampton v Cheltenham, 15:00
Port Vale v Accrington Stanley, 15:00
Rotherham v Barnet, 15:00
Shrewsbury v Crewe, 15:00
Southend v Burton Albion, 15:00
Torquay v Crawley Town, 15:00

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/11 at 1:31 pm

Saturday, 20 August 2011 Results

Barclays Premier League

Arsenal 0-2 Liverpool
Aston Villa 3-1 Blackburn
Chelsea 2-1 West Brom
Everton 0-1 QPR
Sunderland 0-1 Newcastle
Swansea 0-0 Wigan

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/11 at 4:16 pm

Arsenal's problems increase as Emmanuel Frimpong is sent off in Liverpool's 2-0 win at Emirates Stadium.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/11 at 5:47 am

Sunday, 21 August 2011 Fixtures

Barclays Premier League

Norwich v Stoke, 13:30
Wolverhampton v Fulham, 14:00
Bolton v Man City, 16:00

Npower Championship
West Ham v Leeds, 13:15
Middlesbrough v Birmingham, 15:00

Npower League Two
Swindon v Oxford Utd, 13:00

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West Ham v Leeds line-ups

West Ham: Green, O'Brien, Tomkins, Reid, Ilunga, Collison, Parker, Noble, Nolan, Taylor, Cole. Subs: Boffin, Carew, Barrera, Faubert, Piquionne.

Leeds: Lonergan, Lees, Kisnorbo, O'Dea, White, Gradel, Howson, Clayton, Snodgrass, Keogh, McCormack. Subs: Rachubka, Connolly, O'Brien, Sam, Nunez.

Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)

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Norwich v Stoke line-ups

Norwich: Ruddy, Naughton, Barnett, De Laet, Tierney, Bennett, Crofts, Bradley Johnson, Pilkington, Holt, Chris Martin. Subs: Rudd, Russell Martin, Jackson, Surman, Hoolahan, Fox, Ayala.

Stoke: Begovic, Shawcross, Huth, Woodgate, Wilson, Pennant, Whelan, Whitheead, Etherington, Jones, Walters. Subs: Sorensen, Collins, Pugh, Upson, Wilkinson, Shotton, Arismendi.

Referee: Neil Swarbrick (Lancashire)

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GOALFLASH

Swindon 0-1 Oxford (James Constable)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/11 at 7:23 am

NORWICH v STOKE TEAM NEWS

Norwich manager Paul Lambert has left new signing Daniel Ayala and last week's goalscorer Wes Hoolahan on the bench. Canaries centre-half Zak Whitbread is out because of a knee injury picked up at Wigan so Leon Barnett comes into the defence. There are also starts for summer arrivals Anthony Pilkington, Elliott Bennett and Kyle Naughton. Stoke have made four changes from the team which beat FC Thun in their Europa League play-off on Thursday night. Asmir Begovic is back between the sticks, while Jonathan Woodgate, Jermaine Pennant and Glenn Whelan start.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/11 at 7:23 am

England boss Fabio Capello is at Upton Park, where we have just kicked off. Plenty of prospective picks for him to look at.

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GOALFLASH

Swindon 0-1 Oxford (James Constable)
Oxford goal: The U's take an early lead as Peter Leven swings a corner in from the left and the man who has been the centre of attention prior to kick-off, James Constable, rises highest to power in the header at the near post.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/11 at 7:24 am

GOALFLASH

West Ham 1-0 Leeds Utd (Cole)

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HALF-TIME
Swindon 1-2 Oxford
West Ham 1-0 Leeds Utd

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LATEST: West Ham 2-1 Leeds Utd (Patrick Kisnorbo og)

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LATEST: West Ham 2-1 Leeds Utd (Patrick Kisnorbo og)
West Ham goal: Scott Parker released Julien Faubert down the right, and his driving cross was turned into his own goal by Patrick Kisnorbo under pressure from Carlton Cole.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/11 at 8:45 am

Middlesbrough v Birmingham line-ups

Middlesbrough: Ikeme, McMahon, McManus, Bates, Bennett, Robson, Rhys Williams, Bailey, Arca, Emnes, McDonald. Subs: Coyne, Hines, Martin, Smallwood, Haroun.

Birmingham: Myhill, Carr, Caldwell, Davies, Murphy, Burke, Spector, Fahey, Redmond, Beausejour, Rooney. Subs: Doyle, Dann, Wood, Asante, Hubbins.

Referee: Mark Brown (East Yorkshire)

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GOALFLASH

Wolves 1-0 Fulham (Kevin Doyle)

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GOALFLASH

Wolves 1-0 Fulham (Kevin Doyle)
Wolves goal: A quickly-taken short corner catches Fulham cold and Matt Jarvis squares for Kevin Doyle, who rides a couple of challenges and slams his shot past the helpless Schwarzer. Doyle enjoyed that, so much so he is booked for removing his shirt in his celebration.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/11 at 8:53 am

PENALTY to Stoke

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RED CARD to Norwich's Leon Barnett

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GOALFLASH

Wolves 2-0 Fulham (Matt Jarvis)

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PENALTY to Stoke
MISSED PENALTY by Stoke's Jon Walters - saved by John Ruddy

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HALF-TIME

Wolves 2-0 Fulham

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MISSED PENALTY by Stoke's Jon Walters - saved by John Ruddy
Stoke missed penalty: Right, where do we start? Firstly, Leon Barnett is extremely unlucky to be sent off for fouling Jon Walters, who seemed to be outside the box when the Norwich defender stumbled into him. Walters picks himself up to take the spot-kick himself, but sees his shot brilliantly saved by John Ruddy, who dives to his left to push it away. The Canaries fans enjoyed that, especially seeing as Walters is a former Ipswich man.

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GOALFLASH

Wolves 2-0 Fulham (Matt Jarvis)
Wolves goal: Mark Schwarzer can't get to Stephen Hunt's cross, but Roger Johnson does and although his header hits the post, Matt Jarvis is on hand to lash the ball into the net.

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FULL-TIME

Swindon 1-2 Oxford

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FULL-TIME

West Ham 2-2 Leeds

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BREAKING MAN CITY TEAM NEWS
Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko start up front. Carlos Tevez is on the bench. Bolton team news will be with you in a tick.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/11 at 9:24 am

BREAKING BOLTON TEAM NEWS
Wanderers field the same side that thumped QPR 4-0 last week with Kevin Davies and Ivan Klasnic their front partnership.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/11 at 9:24 am

GOALFLASH

Norwich 1-1 Stoke (Kenwyne Jones)

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GOALFLASH

Norwich 1-1 Stoke (Kenwyne Jones)
Stoke goal: The Potters finally find a way past Norwich's 10-men. After a long spell of pressure, Matthew Etherington feeds Glenn Whelan and his dinked cross is firmly headed home by Kenwyne Jones.

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FULL-TIME

Norwich 1-1 Stoke

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GOALFLASH

Middlesbrough 0-1 Birmingham (Adam Rooney pen)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/11 at 9:40 am

BREAKING MAN CITY TEAM NEWS
Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko start up front. Carlos Tevez is on the bench. Bolton team news will be with you in a tick.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/11 at 9:41 am

Bolton v Man City line-ups

Bolton: Jaaskelainen, Steinsson, Cahill, Knight, Robinson, Eagles, Muamba, Reo-Coker, Petrov, Kevin Davies, Klasnic. Subs: Bogdan, Alonso, Mark Davies, Blake, Pratley, Wheater, Blakeman.

Man City: Hart, Richards, Kompany, Lescott, Kolarov, Milner, Barry, Toure Yaya, Silva, Dzeko, Aguero. Subs: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Clichy, Savic, Johnson, Tevez, Balotelli.

Referee: Mike Jones (Cheshire)

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GOALFLASH

Middlesbrough 0-1 Birmingham (Adam Rooney pen)
Birmingham goal: Boro goalkeeper Carl Ikeme brings down Birmingham's Adam Rooney in the box, for which he gets booked. Rooney picks himself up, dusts himself off and slots away the resulting penalty.

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HALF-TIME

Middlesbrough 0-1 Birmingham

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FULL-TIME

Wolves 2-0 Fulham

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GOALFLASH

Middlesbrough 1-1 Birmingham (Barry Robson)

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GOALFLASH

Middlesbrough 1-1 Birmingham (Barry Robson)
Middlesbrough goal: Birmingham's Curtis Davies brings down Boro striker Marvin Emnes on the edge of the area and Scotsman Barry Robson steps up to score directly from the resulting free-kick.

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GOALFLASH

Bolton 0-1 Man City (David Silva)

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GOALFLASH

Bolton 0-1 Man City (David Silva)
Man City goal: Ouch. The more times I see this, the worse it gets for Jussi Jaaskelainen. The Bolton keeper, in a shocking pink shirt, has an absolute, er, shocker when he lets David Silva's speculative shot from 25 yards zip past him. He was right behind it too, although it did bounce just in front of him.

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LATEST

Bolton 1-3 Man City

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GOALFLASH

Bolton 2-3 Man City (Kevin Davies)

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GOALFLASH

Bolton 2-3 Man City (Kevin Davies)
Bolton goal: City are playing the flowing football but Bolton are far from dead and buried. Martin Petrov lifts a free-kick into the area and Kevin Davies rises above Joleon Lescott to steer his header into the bottom corner of the net.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/11 at 11:34 am

Carlos Tevez is replacing Sergio Aguero. A few boos (possibly for Aguero from the Bolton fans), which quickly turn to huge cheers for Tevez.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/11 at 12:41 pm

Man City go top of Premier League with 3-2 away win at Bolton

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/11 at 3:20 pm

Spanish club Valencia say they have reached an "agreement in principle" to sell midfielder Juan Mata to Chelsea.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/11 at 1:09 am

Monday, 22 August 2011 Fixture

Barclays Premier League

Man Utd v Tottenham, 20:00

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Man Utd sign reported £40m deal with DHL to sponsor their training kit

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MAN UNITED v TOTTENHAM TEAM LINE-UPS

Man Utd: De Gea, Smalling, Jones, Evans, Evra, Nani, Cleverley, Anderson, Young, Rooney, Welbeck. Subs: Lindegaard, Berbatov, Giggs, Park, Hernandez, Carrick, Fabio Da Silva.

Tottenham: Friedel, Walker, Dawson, Kaboul, Assou-Ekotto, Lennon, Livermore, Kranjcar, Bale, Van der Vaart, Defoe. Subs: Gomes, Huddlestone, Jenas, Pavlyuchenko, Bassong, Corluka, Townsend.

Referee: Lee Probert (Wiltshire)

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TOTTENHAM TEAM NEWS SNAP FROM OLD TRAFFORD
New signing Brad Friedel makes his Tottenham debut in goal.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/11 at 1:43 pm

John Mikel Obi's father found safe - he had been kidnapped earlier in August

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HALF TIME:


Man Utd  0 - 0  Tottenham

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GOAL!

MANCHESTER UNITED 1-0 TOTTENHAM (Welbeck)

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GOAL!

MANCHESTER UNITED 1-0 TOTTENHAM (Welbeck)
Welbeck goal: Simple but superb. Chris Smalling lays back for Tom Cleverley, who - from the right wing - whips a perfect cross over for Danny Welbeck, who is lurking between Spurs defenders, to head home into the corner without fuss. Brutally effective.

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Results from the first couple of weeks of the season:

August 5:

FLC

Hull City 0 - 1 Blackpool

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Results from August 6:

Burnley 2 - 2 Watford
Brighton & Hove Albion 2 - 1 Doncaster Rovers
Bristol City 0 - 3 Ipswich Town
Coventry City 0 - 1 Leicester City
Derby County 2 - 1 Birmingham City
Middlesbrough 2 - 2 Portsmouth
Nottingham Forest 0 - 0 Barnsley
Peterborough United  2 - 1 Crystal Palace
Reading 2 - 2 Millwall
Southampton 3 - 1 Leeds United

FL1

Brentford 2 - 0 Yeovil Town
Carlisle United 0 - 3 Notts County
Charlton Athletic 3 - 0 AFC Bournemouth
Huddersfield Town 1 - 1 Bury
Milton Keynes Dons 2 - 2 Hartlepool United
Sheffield Wednesday 2 - 0 Rochdale
Oldham Athletic 0 - 2 Sheffield United
Preston North End 2 - 4 Colchester United
Tranmere Rovers 1 - 0 Chesterfield
Stevenage 0 - 0 Exeter City
Walsall 1 - 0 Leyton Orient
Wycombe Wanderers 1 - 1 S(I_am_a_loser_who_has_no_respect_for_women)horpe United

FL2

AFC Wimbledon 2 - 3 Bristol Rovers
Bradford City 1 - 2 Aldershot Town
Gillingham 1 - 0 Cheltenham Town
Macclesfield Town 0 - 1 Dagenham & Redbridge
Morecambe 0 - 1 Barnet
Northampton Town 0 - 0 Accrington Stanley
Port Vale 2 - 2 Crawley Town
Rotherham United 1 - 0 Oxford United
Shrewsbury Town 1 - 1 Plymouth Argyle
Southend United 1 - 0 Hereford United
Swindon Town 3 - 0 Crewe Alexandra
Torquay United 2 - 2 Burton Albion

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Results from August 7:

Community Shield

Manchester City 2 - 3 Manchester United

FLC

West Ham United 0 - 1 Cardiff City

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Results from August 9:

League Cup:

Rochdale 3 - 2 Chesterfield (AET)
Port Vale 2 - 4 Huddersfield Town
Rotherham United 1 - 4 Leicester City
Hull City 0 - 2 Macclesfield Town
Hartlepool United 1 - 1 Sheffield United (Sheffield United win on penalties)
Exeter City 2 - 0 Yeovil Town
Leeds United 3 - 2 Bradford City
Hereford United 1 - 0 Brentford
Doncaster Rovers 3 - 0 Tranmere Rovers
Wycombe Wanderers 3 - 3 Colchester United (Wycombe Wanderers win on penalties)
Walsall 0 - 3 Middlesbrough
Southend United 1 - 1 Leyton Orient (Leyton Orient win on penalties)
Stevenage 3 - 4 Peterborough United (AET)
Barnsley 0 - 2 Morecambe
Portsmouth 0 - 1 Barnet
Accrington Stanley 0 - 2 Skankthorpe United
Derby County 2 - 3 Shrewsbury Town
Oldham Athletic 1 - 1 Carlisle United (Carlisle United win on penalties)
Bury 3 - 1 Coventry City
Burnley 6 - 3 Burton Albion (AET)
Preston North End 3 - 2 Crewe Alexandra
Nottingham Forest 3 - 3 Notts County (Nottingham Forest win on penalties)
Brighton & Hove Albion 1 - 0 Gillingham
AFC Bournemouth 5 - 0 Dagenham & Redbridge
Ipswich Town 1 - 2 Northampton Town
Cheltenham Town 1 - 4 Milton Keynes Dons
Plymouth Argyle 0 - 1 Millwall
Southampton 4 - 1 Torquay United

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Results from August 10:

League Cup

Oxford United 1 - 3 Cardiff City (AET)

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Results from August 11:

Sheffield Wednesday 0 - 0 Blackpool (Sheffield Wednesday win on penalties)

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Results from August 13:

Blackburn Rovers 1 - 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Fulham 0 - 0 Aston Villa
Liverpool 1 - 1 Sunderland
Newcastle United 0 - 0 Arsenal
Queens Park Rangers 0 - 4 Bolton Wanderers
Wigan Athletic 1 - 1 Norwich City

FLC

Barnsley 0 - 1 Southampton
Birmingham City 1 - 0 Coventry City
Crystal Palace 2 - 0 Burnley
Doncaster Rovers 0 - 1 West Ham United
Ipswich Town 0 - 1 Hull City
Leeds United 0 - 1 Middlesbrough
Leicester City 0 - 2 Reading
Millwall 2 - 0 Nottingham Forest
Portsmouth 0 - 1 Brighton & Hove Albion
Watford 0 - 1 Derby County

FL1

Bournemouth 2 - 0 Sheffield Wednesday
Bury 0 - 2 Carlisle United
Chesterfield 1 - 1 Stevenage
Colchester United 1 - 1 Wycombe Wanderers
Exeter City 0 - 2 MK Dons
Hartlepool United 1 - 1 Walsall
Leyton Orient 0 - 1 Tranmere Rovers
Notts County 1 - 2 Charlton Athletic
Rochdale 2 - 2 Huddersfield Town
Sheffield United 2 - 0 Brentford
Skankthorpe United 1 - 1 Preston North End
Yeovil Town 3 - 1 Oldham Athletic

FL2

Accrington Stanley 1 - 2 Southend United
Aldershot Town 0 - 1 Northampton Town
Barnet 1 - 3 Port Vale
Bristol Rovers 1 - 2 Torquay United
Burton Albion 1 - 1 Shrewsbury Town
Cheltenham Town 1 - 0 Swindon Town
Crawley Town 2 - 0 Macclesfield Town
Crewe Alexandra 1 - 2 Gillingham
Dagenham and Redbridge 0 - 2 Wimbledon
Hereford United 0 - 3 Morecambe
Oxford United 1 - 1 Bradford City
Plymouth Argyle 1 - 4 Rotherham United

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Written By: Bobo on 08/22/11 at 4:53 pm

Results from August 14:

Premier League

Stoke City 0 - 0 Chelsea
West Bromwich Albion 1 - 2 Manchester United

FLC

Blackpool 2 - 1 Peterborough United
Cardiff City 3 - 1 Bristol City

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Results from August 15:

Premier League

Manchester City 4 - 0 Swansea City

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Results from August 16:

Champions League

Arsenal 1 - 0 Udinese

FLC

Barnsley 1 - 3 Middlesbrough
Crystal Palace 2 - 1 Coventry City
Doncaster Rovers 0 - 1 Nottingham Forest
Ipswich Town 2 - 5 Southampton
Leeds United 4 - 1 Hull City
Portsmouth 1 - 0 Reading
Watford 0 - 4 West Ham United

FL1

Bournemouth 1 - 3 Stevenage
Bury 2 - 1 Sheffield Wednesday
Chesterfield 0 - 2 Preston North End
Colchester United 0 - 2 Charlton Athletic
Exeter City 1 - 2 Brentford
Hartlepool United 0 - 0 Huddersfield Town
Leyton Orient 1 - 3 Wycombe Wanderers
Notts County 3  -2 Tranmere Rovers
Rochdale 0 - 0 Carlisle United
Skankthorpe United 1 - 2 Oldham Athletic
Sheffield United 3 - 2 Walsall
Yeovil Town 0 - 1 MK Dons

FL2

Accrington Stanley 1 - 0 Bradford City
Aldershot Town 0 - 1 Torquay United
Barnet 2 - 2 Gillingham
Bristol Rovers 2 - 1 Northampton Town
Burton Albion 1 - 1 Port Vale
Cheltenham Town 1 - 2 Morecambe
Crawley Town 3 - 0 Southend United
Crewe Alexandra 1 - 2 Rotherham United
Dagenham & Redbridge 1 - 0 Swindon Town
Hereford United 0 - 4 Macclesfield Town
Oxford United 2 - 0 Shrewsbury Town
Plymouth Argyle 0 - 2 Wimbledon

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Bobo on 08/22/11 at 4:53 pm

Results from August 17:

FLC

Blackpool 0 - 1 Derby County
Cardiff City 1 - 3 Brighton & Hove Albion
Leicester City 1 - 2 Bristol City
Millwall 2 - 2 Peterborough United

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Written By: Bobo on 08/22/11 at 4:53 pm

Results from August 18:

Europa League

Fulham 3 - 0 Dnipro
Hearts 0 - 5 Tottenham Hotspur
Nacional 0 - 0 Birmingham City
Thun 0 - 1 Stoke City

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Written By: Bobo on 08/22/11 at 4:53 pm

Results from August 20:

Premier League

Arsenal 0 - 2 Liverpool
Aston Villa 3 - 1 Blackburn Rovers
Chelsea 2 - 1 West Brom
Everton 0 - 1 Queens Park Rangers
Sunderland 0 - 1 Newcastle United
Swansea City 0 - 0 Wigan Athletic

FLC

Brighton & Hove Albion 2 - 2 Blackpool
Bristol City 0 - 0 Portsmouth
Burnley 1 - 1 Cardiff City
Coventry City 0 - 0 Watford
Derby County 3 - 0 Doncaster Rovers
Hull City 0 - 1 Crystal Palace
Nottingham Forest 2 - 2 Leicester City
Peterborough United 7 - 1 Ipswich Town
Reading 1 - 2 Barnsley
Southampton 1 - 0 Millwall

FL1

Brentford 5 - 0 Leyton Orient
Carlisle United 2 - 1 Bournemouth
Charlton Athletic 2 - 2 Skankthorpe United
Huddersfield Town 3 - 2 Colchester United
MK Dons 6 - 2 Chesterfield
Oldham Athletic 2 - 0 Rochdale
Preston North End 1 - 0 Exeter City
Sheffield Wednesday 2 - 1 Notts County
Stevenage 2 - 2 Hartlepool United
Tranmere Rovers 1 -  1 Sheffield United
Walsall 1 - 1 Yeovil Town
Wycombe Wanderers 0 - 2 Bury

FL2

AFC Wimbledon 1 - 1 Hereford United
Bradford City 0 - 1 Dagenham and Redbridge
Gillingham 3 - 0 Plymouth Argyle
Macclesfield Town 0 - 0 Bristol Rovers
Morecambe 2 - 0 Aldershot Town
Northampton Town 2 - 3 Cheltenham Town
Port Vale 4 - 1 Accrington Stanley
Rotherham United 2 - 2 Barnet
Shrewsbury Town 2 - 0 Crewe Alexandra
Southend United 0 - 1 Burton Albion
Torquay United 1 - 3 Crawley Town

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Bobo on 08/22/11 at 4:54 pm

Results from August 21:

Premier League

Bolton Wanderes 2 - 3 Manchester City
Norwich City 1 - 1 Stoke City
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 - 0 Fulham

FLC

Middlesbrough 3 - 1 Birmingham City
West Ham United 2 - 2 Leeds United

FL2

Swindon Town 1 - 2 Oxford United

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/11 at 1:10 am

Manchester United make it two Premier League wins from two with a 3-0 win over Tottenham at Old Trafford.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/11 at 1:24 pm

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger allowed on touchline for Champions League game v Udinese

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/11 at 1:25 pm

Arsenal and Newcastle found guilty of failing to control players during match - fined £30,000

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/11 at 1:25 pm

Jack Wilshere set to be out for at least two more weeks, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger reveals

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/11 at 3:36 pm

Aston Villa, Norwich, QPR, Sunderland, Swansea, West Brom and Wolves are in action as the Premier League clubs enter the Carling Cup at the second-round stage.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/25/11 at 12:31 pm

In the Champions League draw, Manchester City are in Group A along with Bayern Munich, Villarreal and Napoli. Manchester United have been drawn with Benfica, Basel and Otelul Galati in Group C. Chelsea will play Valencia, Bayer Leverkusen and Genk in Group E while Arsenal, Marseille, Olympiakos and Borussia Dortmund make up Group F.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/25/11 at 12:32 pm

Liverpool confirm they have reached agreement, subject to medical, for Alberto Aquilani to join AC Milan on loan for the remainder of the current season. The deal includes an option to make the move a permanent one.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/25/11 at 12:33 pm

Bradford City announce the resignation of manager Peter Jackson with the club currently lying 21st in League Two.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/26/11 at 11:50 pm

QPR complete the signing of Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton on a four-year contract

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/27/11 at 12:40 am

Saturday, 27 August 2011 Fixtures

Barclays Premier League

Aston Villa v Wolverhampton, 12:05
Wigan v QPR, 12:30
Blackburn v Everton, 15:00
Chelsea v Norwich, 15:00
Swansea v Sunderland, 15:00
Liverpool v Bolton, 17:30

Npower Championship
Brighton v Peterborough, 15:00
Crystal Palace v Blackpool, 15:00
Derby v Burnley, 15:00
Doncaster v Bristol City, 15:00
Hull v Reading, 15:00
Ipswich v Leeds, 15:00
Leicester v Southampton, 15:00
Middlesbrough v Coventry, 15:00
Millwall v Barnsley, 15:00
Portsmouth v Cardiff, 15:00

Npower League One
Yeovil v Sheffield Utd, 13:00
Bournemouth v Walsall, 15:00
Brentford v Tranmere, 15:00
Bury v Charlton, 15:00
Colchester v Oldham, 15:00
Exeter v Chesterfield, 15:00
Huddersfield v Wycombe, 15:00
Leyton Orient v Carlisle, 15:00
MK Dons v Stevenage, 15:00
Preston v Notts County, 15:00
Rochdale v Hartlepool, 15:00
Sheffield Wed v Scun.thorpe, 15:00

Npower League Two
Accrington Stanley v Burton Albion, 15:00
Bradford v Barnet, 15:00
Bristol Rovers v Hereford, 15:00
Cheltenham v Crawley Town, 15:00
Dag & Red v Torquay, 15:00
Macclesfield v AFC Wimbledon, 15:00
Northampton v Morecambe, 15:00
Oxford Utd v Aldershot, 15:00
Plymouth v Crewe, 15:00
Port Vale v Southend, 15:00
Rotherham v Gillingham, 15:00
Shrewsbury v Swindon, 15:00

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/27/11 at 3:22 am

Man City boss Roberto Mancini confident Carlos Tevez will stay after his family join him

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/27/11 at 6:20 am

ASTON VILLA v WOLVES teams

Aston Villa: Given, Herd, Dunne, Collins, Warnock, N'Zogbia, Petrov, Delph, Agbonlahor, Heskey, Bent. Subs: Guzan, Ireland, Albrighton, Delfouneso, Makoun, Clark, Bannan.

Wolverhampton: Hennessey, Stearman, Berra, Johnson, Ward, Jarvis, Henry, O'Hara, Hunt, Fletcher, Doyle. Subs: De Vries, Elokobi, Kightly, Vokes, Hammill, Milijas, Foley.

Referee: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire)

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WIGAN v QPR teams

Wigan: Al Habsi, Boyce, Caldwell, Lopez, Figueroa, Gomez, Diame, Watson, Moses, Rodallega, Di Santo. Subs: Kirkland, McCarthy, Thomas, McArthur, Sammon, Jones, Stam.

QPR: Kenny, Perone, Gabbidon, Hall, Connolly, Taarabt, Faurlin, Derry, Buzsaky, Smith, Agyemang. Subs: Murphy, Bothroyd, Helguson, Ephraim, Hewitt, Andrade, Harriman.

Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/27/11 at 7:08 am

South Korean striker and captain Park Chu-Young, currently at Monaco, is on his way to London to undergo a medical at Arsenal,

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HALF-TIME

Aston Villa 0-0 Wolves

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CARLING CUP THIRD-ROUND DRAW
Cardiff City v Leicester City
Wolves v Millwall
Chelsea v Fulham
Aldershot Town or Carlisle United v Rochdale
Arsenal v Shrewsbury Town
Burnley v MK Dons
Leeds United v Manchester United
Brighton v Liverpool
Nottingham Forest v Newcastle United
Manchester City v Birmingham City
Blackburn Rovers v Leyton Orient or Bristol Rovers
Swindon Town or Southampton v Charlton or Preston North End
Everton v West Brom
Crystal Palace or Wigan v Middlesbrough
Aston Villa v Bolton Wanderers
Stoke City v Tottenham Hotspur

Ties played week commencing 19 September.

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GOALFLASH

Wigan 1-0 QPR (Di Santo)

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GOALFLASH

Wigan 1-0 QPR (Di Santo)
Wigan goal: That... is a goal. Cracking strike from Franco di Santo, the Argentine teeing up Hugo Rodallega's pass with one touch and then lashing a superb scissor volley into the top corner with the next. Wigan lead.

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HALF-TIME

Wigan 1-0 QPR

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Luke Young has joined QPR from Aston Villa for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal, the London club have confirmed.

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GOALFLASH

Wigan 2-0 QPR (Di Santo)

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GOALFLASH

Wigan 2-0 QPR (Di Santo)
Wigan goal: It's his day today, Franco di Santo - and he's deserved it for his work-rate alone. The Argentine nicks the ball off Hugo Rodallega's toes just outside the box, ignores his team-mates complaints, and powers the ball into the top corner via a deflection. Di Santo goals - like London buses. Game over?

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FULL-TIME

Aston Villa 0-0 Wolves

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Franco di Santo's day's work is done - Conor Sammon on to replace the two-goal hero - while James McArthur replaces Victor Moses. Wigan think this is in the bag.

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FULL-TIME

Wigan 2-0 QPR

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BLACKBURN v EVERTON teams

Blackburn: Robinson, Salgado, Samba, Givet, Olsson, Emerton, Nzonzi, Dunn, Pedersen, Hoilett, Roberts. Subs: Bunn, Formica, Petrovic, Rochina, Goodwillie, Hanley, Lowe.

Everton: Howard, Neville, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Osman, Heitinga, Arteta, Barkley, Fellaini, Anichebe. Subs: Mucha, Hibbert, Bilyaletdinov, Beckford, Cahill, Vellios, Baxter.

Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire)

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Chelsea, meanwhile, will host Norwich with Didier Drogba and Fernando Torres up front - new signing Juan Mata on the bench.

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CHELSEA v NORWICH teams

Chelsea: Hilario, Bosingwa, Ivanovic, Terry, Cole, Ramires, Mikel, Lampard, Drogba, Torres, Malouda. Subs: Turnbull, Mata, Lukaku, Ferreira, McEachran, Alex, Anelka.

Norwich: Ruddy, Barnett, De Laet, Whitbread, Naughton, Hoolahan, Bradley Johnson, Crofts, Tierney, Holt, Chris Martin. Subs: Rudd, Russell Martin, Morison, Jackson, Pilkington, Fox, Bennett.

Referee: Mike Jones (Cheshire)

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GOALFLASH

Chelsea 1-0 Norwich (Bosingwa)

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GOALFLASH

Chelsea 1-0 Norwich (Bosingwa)
Chelsea goal: Foot like a traction engine! Chelsea have started brighter than a mid-summers day on Mercury and Jose Bosingwa rewards them with a fabulous strike, drilling into the top corner from 22 yards. Norwich starting down the barrel.

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SWANSEA v SUNDERLAND teams

Swansea: Vorm, Williams, Taylor, Caulker, Rangel, Britton, Sinclair, Dyer, Routledge, Graham, Agustien. Subs: Moreira, Tate, Dobbie, Lita, Moore, Allen, Gower.

Sunderland: Mignolet, Bardsley, Brown, O'Shea, Ferdinand, Cattermole, Larsson, Gardner, Colback, Gyan, Sessegnon. Subs: Westwood, Wickham, Richardson, Vaughan, Ji, Bramble, Elmohamady.

Referee: Mark Halsey (Lancashire)

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GOALFLASH

Chelsea 1-1 Norwich (Holt)

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GOALFLASH

Chelsea 1-1 Norwich (Holt)
Norwich goal: Would you Adam it? Hilario gets it all kinds of wrong as he comes unnecessarily to try to punch away Wes Hoolahan's cross, gets muddled with John Terry, and allows Grant Holt to hook over his shoulder and into an empty net.

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PENALTY TO CHELSEA

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/27/11 at 10:41 am

RED CARD John Ruddy, NORWICH

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PENALTY TO CHELSEA
GOALFLASH

Chelsea 2-1 Norwich (Lampard, pen)

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PENALTY TO BLACKBURN

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GOALFLASH

Chelsea 2-1 Norwich (Lampard, pen)
Chelsea goal: Relief all round Stamford Bridge as Ramires, clear on goal, goes over John Ruddy's outstretched arm - the Norwich keeper sent off for his troubles - and Frank Lampard drills the spot-kick down the middle.

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PENALTY TO BLACKBURN
MISSED PENALTY, Blackburn.

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MISSED PENALTY, Blackburn.
Missed penalty, Blackburn: Oh dear. For the second time in the match, Blackburn miss from the penalty spot. Mauro Formica - again - earns the spot-kick as he is felled by Phil Jagielka, but - taking it himself - he drills it against the post and away. Steve Kean looks like he's got a mouthful of month-old milk.

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PENALTY TO EVERTON

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PENALTY TO EVERTON
GOALFLASH

Blackburn 0-1 Everton (Arteta, pen)

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GOALFLASH

Blackburn 0-1 Everton (Arteta, pen)
Everton goal: It's not been a great game, but what a finale we have. Blackburn defender Chris Samba - mystifyingly, if you ask me - is penalised for climbing on Marouane Fellaini from a long throw, referee Lee Mason pointing to the spot, and Mikel Arteta fires an injury-time winner from the spot. Drama.

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LIVERPOOL v BOLTON teams

Liverpool: Reina, Kelly, Carragher, Agger, Jose Enrique, Adam, Lucas, Kuyt, Henderson, Downing, Suarez. Subs: Doni, Carroll, Maxi, Spearing, Shelvey, Skrtel, Robinson.

Bolton: Jaaskelainen, Steinsson, Cahill, Knight, Robinson, Eagles, Reo-Coker, Muamba, Petrov, Kevin Davies, Klasnic. Subs: Bogdan, Sanli, Mark Davies, Blake, Pratley, Wheater, Riley.

Referee: Lee Probert (Wiltshire)

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FULL-TIME

Blackburn 0-1 Everton
Chelsea 3-1 Norwich
Swansea 0-0 Sunderland

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/27/11 at 11:34 am

There was 11 minutes of injury time at Stamford Bridge in which Chelsea did get to score their third goal.

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BREAKING NEWS
Update on that Dider Drogba injury from Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas: "He will have a full exam. He was completely unconscious. The doctor did a great job. He is showing progressive signs of recovery but we need a full exam which is being done. We hope for his wellbeing as a person first."

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GOALFLASH

Liverpool 1-0 Bolton (Henderson)

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GOALFLASH

Liverpool 1-0 Bolton (Henderson)
Liverpool goal: Great strike. Liverpool work it well and after Jussi Jaaskelainen saves Stewart Downing's volley from a Luis Suarez cross brilliantly, Jordan Henderson - at the second attempt - thrashes home from inside the area, arrowing a shot into the top corner.

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BREAKING NEWS
Micah Richards has signed a new four-year contract at Manchester City.

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HALF-TIME

Liverpool 1-0 Bolton

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GOALFLASH

Liverpool 2-0 Bolton (Skrtel)

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GOALFLASH

Liverpool 2-0 Bolton (Skrtel)
Liverpool goal: Simples. Charlie Adam whips in a delightful corner and Martin Skrtel powers past Zat Knight to thump home an unstoppable header.

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About 3 minutes later...

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About 3 minutes later...
GOALFLASH

Liverpool 3-0 Bolton (Adam)

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GOALFLASH

Liverpool 3-0 Bolton (Adam)
Liverpool goal: Blimey - if that Martin Skrtel fact is to remain true, we aint half in for a storming Bolton comeback now. Charlie Adam drifts at goal unchallenged and then unleashes a low shot into the corner from 20 yards out. First goal for Liverpool.

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BREAKING NEWS

Stoke are in talks to sign Tottenham midfielder Wilson Palacios and hope to agree a deal in the next 48 hours

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FULL TIME:

Liverpool 3-1 Bolton

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Sunday, 28 August 2011 Fixtures

Barclays Premier League

Newcastle v Fulham, 13:00
Tottenham v Man City, 13:30
West Brom v Stoke, 15:00
Man Utd v Arsenal, 16:00

Npower Championship
Nott'm Forest v West Ham, 13:15
Watford v Birmingham, 15:00

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NEWCASTLE v FULHAM  teams

Newcastle: Krul, Simpson, Steven Taylor, Coloccini, Ryan Taylor, Lovenkrands, Cabaye, Tiote, Gutierrez, Obertan, Best. Subs: Soderberg, Smith, Ba, Marveaux, Sammy Ameobi, Vuckic, Ferguson.

Fulham: Schwarzer, Briggs, Hughes, Hangeland, Baird, Dempsey, Murphy, Sidwell, Donegan, Dembele, Kasami. Subs: Etheridge, Kelly, Johnson, Senderos, Gecov, Etuhu, Frei.

Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)

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FOOTBALL LEAGUE LATEST:

Two sides expected to be in the hunt for promotion, Nottingham Forest and West Ham United, face off at the City Ground. Neither side have set the league alight so far this season, but a victory for one of the teams will lay down a significant marker to the others in the division. Struggling Watford need to pick up wins quickly if they are to avoid being dragged into a relegation battle. They come up against Birmingham, who recorded an impressive win in the Europa League qualifying round on Thursday.

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BREAKING TEAM NEWS

Luka Modric starts for Tottenham v Man City.

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NEWCASTLE v FULHAM (1300)

Newcastle makes four changes to the side which beat S(I_am_a_loser_who_has_no_respect_for_women)horpe, with Steven Taylor, Gabriel Obertan, Chiek Tiote and Jonas Gutierrez all coming in. Leon Best starts alongside Peter Lovenkrands as Shola Ameobi has a slight knee problem. Fulham's Pajtim Kasami replaces Andy Johnson from the team which played Dnipro, while Bobby Zamora is still out injured.

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BREAKING TEAM NEWS

Samir Nasri starts for Man City v Tottenham.

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News coming out of the City Ground ahead of the Nottm Forest v West Ham match is that Scott Parker - apparently in talks over a move to Tottenham - has been left out of the Hammers squad today. Confirmation the midfielder is Spurs-bound?

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TOTTENHAM v MAN CITY teams

Tottenham: Friedel, Corluka, Dawson, Kaboul, Assou-Ekotto, Lennon, Modric, Kranjcar, Bale, Van der Vaart, Crouch. Subs: Cudicini, Huddlestone, Pavlyuchenko, Defoe, Bassong, Walker, Livermore.

Man City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy, Toure Yaya, Barry, Silva, Nasri, Aguero, Dzeko. Subs: Pantilimon, Richards, Milner, Johnson, Savic, Tevez, Balotelli.

Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire)

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HALF-TIME

Newcastle 0-0 Fulham

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GOALFLASH

Newcastle 1-0 Fulham
Tottenham 0-2 Man City

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HALF TIME

TOTTENHAM 0-2 MAN CITY

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WEST BROM v STOKE teams

West Brom: Foster, Reid, Tamas, Olsson, Shorey, Brunt, Scharner, Mulumbu, Morrison, Tchoyi, Long. Subs: Fulop, Thomas, Dorrans, Dawson, Jones, Cox, Fortune.

Stoke: Begovic, Huth, Shawcross, Woodgate, Wilson, Pennant, Whelan, Whitheead, Etherington, Walters, Jones. Subs: Sorensen, Collins, Soares, Pugh, Upson, Wilkinson, Shotton.


Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral)

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GOALFLASH

Newcastle 2-0 Fulham (Best)

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GOALFLASH

Newcastle 2-0 Fulham (Best)
Newcastle goal: Oh that's nice. Demba Ba's impact is immediate, his fine cross finding Leon Best, who turns brilliantly before slamming home 12 yards out. Double trouble.

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WEST BROM v STOKE NEWS

Jonathan Woodgate returns to the heart of the Stoke defence while Robert Huth and Matthew Etherington are also back in the side after being suspended for the Europa League match against FC Thun on Thursday. West Brom are unchanged from the side that lost 2-1 at Chelsea last weekend so that means boss Roy Hodgson has gone with Somen Tchoyi up front.

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GOALFLASH

Tottenham 0-3 Man City (Dzeko, hat-trick)

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GOALFLASH

Tottenham 0-3 Man City (Dzeko, hat-trick)
Man City goal: The visitors are rampant and Edin Dzeko on fire, the Bosnian in the right place at the right time again to convert Yaya Toure's brilliant cross from the right from all of six yards out. Game over, surely.

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GOALFLASH

Newcastle 2-1 Fulham (Dempsey)

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GOALFLASH

Newcastle 2-1 Fulham (Dempsey)
Fulham goal: It's not quite game over at St James' Park, though, that's for sure as Clint Dempsey rises to meet Danny Murphy's pin-point free-kick to head home and give the Cottagers hope in the final few minutes.

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GOALFLASH

Tottenham 0-4 Man City (Aguero)

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GOALFLASH

Tottenham 0-4 Man City (Aguero)
Man City goal: "Easy, easy" is the cry from the visiting fans - and it really, really is. Sergio Aguero this time breaks the Tottenham defensive line, beats Michael Dawson as if he's not even there, and then slams home. Tottenham collapsing fast.

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GOALFLASH

Tottenham 1-4 Man City (Kaboul)

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FULL-TIME

Newcastle 2-1 Fulham

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GOALFLASH

Tottenham 1-4 Man City (Kaboul)
Tottenham goal: Hold up - does the comeback start here? Out of nowhere, Tottenham reply - Rafael van der Vaart's corner headed home completely unmarked by Younes Kaboul.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/11 at 9:15 am

BREAKING TEAM NEWS

Manchester United are unchanged against Arsenal, meaning Rio Ferdinand starts on the bench. The Gunners, without Thomas Vermaelen or Bacary Sagna, start with young midfielder Francis Coquelin.

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FOOTBALL LEAGUE LATEST:

Full time, Nottingham Forest 1-4 West Ham United. The Hammers have sent a message out today with this impressive victory over Steve McClaren's men, who have a lot of work to do defensively if they are to compete for promotion this season.

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In the Scottish Premier League, meanwhile, Celtic are back to winning ways following last Sunday's surprise 1-0 defeat at home to St Johnstone. They have  won 2-0  at St Mirren thanks to a double from Gary Hooper.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/11 at 9:25 am

GOALFLASH

Tottenham 1-5 Man City (Dzeko)

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GOALFLASH

Tottenham 1-5 Man City (Dzeko)
Not a good day for north London

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GOALFLASH

Tottenham 1-5 Man City (Dzeko)
Man City goal: The agony, in fact, increases for Spurs... Edin Dzeko swapping passes with Gareth Barry before curling an absolutely beautiful goal into the top far corner for his fourth of the afternoon and City's fifth. Incredible.

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FULL-TIME

Tottenham 1-5 Man City

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Arsenal duo Bacary Sagna & Thomas Vermaelen miss match at Man Utd through injury

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MAN UTD v ARSENAL teams

Man Utd: De Gea, Smalling, Jones, Evans, Evra, Nani, Cleverley, Anderson, Young, Rooney, Welbeck. Subs: Lindegaard, Ferdinand, Berbatov, Giggs, Park, Hernandez, Fabio Da Silva.

Arsenal: Szczesny, Jenkinson, Djourou, Koscielny, Traore, Ramsey, Coquelin, Rosicky, Walcott, van Persie, Arshavin. Subs: Fabianski, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Chamakh, Lansbury, Miquel, Ozyakup, Sunu.

Referee: Howard Webb (S Yorkshire)

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Swansea defender Alan Tate breaks his leg in a golf buggy accident

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MAN UTD v ARSENAL NEWS

Sir Alex Ferguson was moved to dispense sympathy to Arsene Wenger ahead of Arsenal's visit to Old Trafford after his turbulent start to the new season - but it will end abruptly as Manchester United attempt to maintain their winning start to the defence of their Premier League title. United have started the season with a pace, poise and youthful verve that is an ominous sign for their rivals. Arsenal, meanwhile, will be under-strength but with spirits lift at last by the Champions League win against Udinese in Italy.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/11 at 9:44 am

BREAKING NEWS

West Ham midfielder Scott Parker is on the verge of joining Tottenham. "It will come to fruition in the next 24 hours or so," said Hammers boss Sam Allardyce.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/11 at 9:48 am

FOOTBALL LEAGUE LATEST:

Rooney scores! But it's Irishman Adam, who gives Birmingham the lead just before half time against Watford after turning in from David Murphy.

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HALF-TIME

West Brom 0-0 Stoke

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GOALFLASH

Man Utd 1-0 Arsenal (Welbeck)

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GOALFLASH

Man Utd 1-0 Arsenal (Welbeck)
Man Utd goal: It's been coming... Anderson's delightful scoop over the Arsenal defence catches Johan Djourou napping and Danny Welbeck steals in to flick a header past the onrushing Wojciech Szczesny from eight yards out. Breakthrough.

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PENALTY TO ARSENAL

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PENALTY TO ARSENAL
PENALTY MISSED, Van Persie, SAVED

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PENALTY MISSED, Van Persie, SAVED
Missed penalty: Well well well... David de Gea, take a bow. He took some stick at the start of the season the new Man Utd keeper, but he's growing with every game and that's a fine penalty save, down low to his right to keep out Robin van Persie's spot-kick, after Jonny Evans was adjudged to have grabbed at Theo Walcott in the box. How costly a miss for Arsenal might that be?

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GOALFLASH

Man Utd 2-0 Arsenal (Young)

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GOALFLASH

Man Utd 2-0 Arsenal (Young)
Man Utd goal: Answer: very costly. Less than a minute after that penalty miss, Man Utd double their lead as Ashley Young pounces on a defensive error to drill a brilliant curling effort into the top corner from 22 yards out. Quality strike.

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HALF-TIME

Man Utd 3-1 Arsenal

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FULL-TIME

West Brom 0-1 Stoke

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FOOTBALL LEAGUE LATEST:

Full time, Watford 2-2 Birmingham City: This turned into a thriller at the end. Birmingham striker Chris Wood thought he was the hero, putting his team 2-1 ahead after 88 minutes, but he was to be outdone by Watford's towering centre-back Martin Taylor who bagged a close-range header deep into injury-time to grab a point for the Hornets.

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GOALFLASH

Man Utd 4-1 Arsenal (Rooney)

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GOALFLASH

Man Utd 4-1 Arsenal (Rooney)
Man Utd goal: He's done it again! An almost exact replica of his first half-strike - only this time from the other side of the area - Wayne Rooney shifting it to Ashley Young before curling a beauty into the opposite corner, Wojciech Szczesny not even moving.

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One minute later...

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One minute later...
GOALFLASH

Man Utd 5-1 Arsenal (Nani)

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GOALFLASH

Man Utd 5-1 Arsenal (Nani)
Man Utd goal: This is getting ugly for Arsenal. Very ugly. Wayne Rooney plays the most simple of passes into Nani, completely unmarked and a yard onside inside the box, and the Portuguese winger clips home the classiest of finishes. Arsenal being torn apart.

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Then...

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Then...
GOALFLASH

Man Utd 6-1 Arsenal (Park)

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GOALFLASH

Man Utd 6-1 Arsenal (Park)
Man Utd goal: Scoring. At. Will. And there's still 20 minutes to go. Ji-Sung Park is the goalscorer this time - minutes after coming on as sub - the Korean sliding home from Ashley Young's cut-back.

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GOALFLASH

Man Utd 6-2 Arsenal (Van Persie)

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

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GOALFLASH

Man Utd 6-2 Arsenal (Van Persie)
Arsenal goal: This game is a right strange game, I tell you. With Manchester United looking to pile the goals in at one end, Arsenal sneak another in the back door at the other, Robin van Persie lashing high into the net at the back post with the home defence AWOL.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/11 at 11:40 am

RED CARD

Carl Jenkinson, ARSENAL

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/11 at 11:41 am


RED CARD

Carl Jenkinson, ARSENAL
Arsenal red card: Arsenal have yet to finish a league game with 11 men this season - and they won't do so again today, Carl Jenkinson shown a second yellow card as he trips Javier Hernandez running through on goal.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/11 at 11:42 am

PENALTY TO MAN UTD

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/11 at 11:43 am


PENALTY TO MAN UTD
GOALFLASH

Man Utd 7-2 Arsenal (Rooney, hat-trick)

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/11 at 11:43 am


GOALFLASH

Man Utd 7-2 Arsenal (Rooney, hat-trick)
Man Utd goal: Seven up for Man Utd - and Sir Alex Ferguson can still barely crack a smile on the touchlines. Theo Walcott is adjudged to have pushed Patrice Evra over in the box and Wayne Rooney steps up to convert the penalty. Hat-trick.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/11 at 11:50 am

One minute of normal time remaining... and still Man Utd come forward... Chris Smalling breaking the Arsenal defensive line for the umpteenth time this afternoon, only for his cross to elude the sliding Javier Hernandez inside the box by a matter of inches.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/11 at 11:53 am

In injury time...

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/11 at 11:53 am


In injury time...
GOALFLASH

Man Utd 8-2 Arsenal (Young)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/11 at 11:54 am


GOALFLASH

Man Utd 8-2 Arsenal (Young)
Man Utd goal: And there's one of them. Unbelievable. Ashley Young, as he did in the first half, curls a stunner right-footed into the top far corner from 18 yards leaving Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny with absolutely no chance. Incredible.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/11 at 11:56 am

FULL-TIME

Man Utd 8-2 Arsenal

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/11 at 11:56 am


FULL-TIME

Man Utd 8-2 Arsenal
Phew!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/11 at 2:02 pm

PREMIER LEAGUE'S BIGGEST WINS

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    Chelsea 8-0 Wigan - May 10
    Newcastle 8-0 Sheff Wed - Sep 99
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    Chelsea 7-0 Stoke - Apr 10
    Arsenal 7-0 Everton - May 05
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    Arsenal 7-0 Middlesbrough - 06

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/11 at 3:43 pm

Man Utd defender Phil Jones named in England squad for Euro 2012 qualifying matches

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/29/11 at 1:14 am

Manager Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal's 8-2 Premier League defeat at Manchester United on Sunday was humiliating.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/29/11 at 3:49 am


Manager Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal's 8-2 Premier League defeat at Manchester United on Sunday was humiliating.
The last time Arsenal suffered from an 8-0 defeat Queen Victoria was on the throne.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/29/11 at 8:16 am

Man City's Roque Santa Cruz joins Real Betis on a one-year loan

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/29/11 at 12:27 pm


Manager Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal's 8-2 Premier League defeat at Manchester United on Sunday was humiliating.
Arsenal are offering to compensate fans who travelled to Sunday's 8-2 thrashing by Manchester United with a free ticket to a future away match.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/30/11 at 1:00 pm

West Ham's Scott Parker hands in a transfer request and nears a move to Tottenham as activity hots up ahead of the transfer window closing on Wednesday.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/30/11 at 1:04 pm

Joe Cole is to have talks with Lille over a season-long loan from Liverpool

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/30/11 at 1:04 pm

Rangers reject a £6.5m bid from Leicester City for striker Nikica Jelavic

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/30/11 at 1:05 pm

Arsenal say they have "agreed to sign" South Korea captain Chu Young Park from Monaco

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/02/11 at 2:24 pm

England play Bulgaria, Wales host Montenegro and Northern Ireland take on Serbia on a busy night of qualifying for Euro 2012.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/02/11 at 2:33 pm

LATEST SCORE

Bulgaria 0-3 England

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/02/11 at 2:39 pm

LATEST SCORE

Wales 1-0 Montenegro

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/02/11 at 2:50 pm

HALF-TIME

Bulgaria 0-3 England
Northern Ireland 0-0 Serbia
Wales 1-0 Montenegro

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/02/11 at 3:04 pm

GOALFLASH

Wales 2-0 Montenegro

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/02/11 at 3:50 pm

FULL-TIME
Bulgaria 0-3 England
Republic of Ireland 0-0 Slovakia
Wales 2-1 Montenegro
Northern Ireland 0-1 Serbia

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/11 at 3:11 am

Captain John Terry believes England have "almost" sealed qualification for the Euro 2012 finals in Poland and Ukraine following Friday's 3-0 win in Bulgaria.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/11 at 3:11 am

Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez says he has a 'love-hate relationship' with manager Roberto Mancini.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/11 at 3:13 am

There are no  Barclays Premier League and Npower Championship due to the recent European Championship Qualifying matches.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/11 at 5:24 am

Tottenham midfielder Rafael van der Vaart out for up to six weeks after suffering hamstring tear

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/11 at 7:53 am

Steven Gerrard expects to make Liverpool return v Spurs on 18 September

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/11 at 11:18 am

Scotland 2-2 Czech Republic

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/11 at 11:18 am


Scotland 2-2 Czech Republic
Michal Kadlec's controversial penalty in the dying seconds at Hampden all but killed off Scotland's hopes of qualifying for the Euro 2012 finals.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/11 at 1:05 pm

Fabio Capello insists Frank Lampard remains a key member of his England squad, despite dropping him for the victory over Bulgaria.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/11 at 12:29 pm

England host Wales, Scotland face Lithuania and Northern Ireland travel to Estonia following the Republic of Ireland's 0-0 Euro 2012 qualifying draw in Russia.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/11 at 2:06 pm

ENGLAND v WALES

England: Hart, Smalling, Terry, Cahill, Cole, Milner, Lampard, Barry, Downing, Young, Rooney. Subs: Stockdale, Jagielka, Lescott, Parker, Carroll, Johnson, Defoe.

Wales: Hennessey, Gunter, Williams, Blake, Taylor, Bale, Crofts, Collison, Ramsey, Ledley, Morison. Subs: Myhill, Danny Collins, James Collins, King, Allen, Robson-Kanu, Earnshaw.

Referee: Robert Schorgenhofer (Austria)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/11 at 2:09 pm

LATEST:

Estonia 2-0 N Ireland

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/11 at 2:22 pm

HALF-TIME

Estonia 2-1 N Ireland

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/11 at 2:29 pm

GOALFLASH

England 1-0 Wales (Young)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/11 at 2:29 pm


GOALFLASH

England 1-0 Wales (Young)
England goal: Cracking wing-play down the right from Stewart Downing, getting the better of Joe Ledley and then cutting back to Ashley Young to slam home from 10 yards. Breakthrough.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/11 at 2:36 pm

HALF-TIME

England 1-0 Wales

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/11 at 2:51 pm

PENALTY TO SCOTLAND

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/11 at 2:51 pm


PENALTY TO SCOTLAND
PENALTY MISSED, Darren Fletcher, SCOTLAND

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/11 at 2:51 pm

GOALFLASH

Estonia 3-1 N Ireland (Zenjov)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/11 at 2:52 pm


PENALTY MISSED, Darren Fletcher, SCOTLAND
Missed penalty: Deary me. Is that the final nail in the coffin of Scotland's Euro 2012 qualifying campaign? Moments after Darvydas Sernas wastes a glorious Lithuania three-on-one attack, Scotland earna penalty when Tadas Labukas inexplicably punches Barry Bannan's cross away. Darren Fletcher steps to take the spot-kick - but his effort is saved to his left by keeper Zydrunas Karcemarskas. Ouch.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/11 at 2:52 pm


GOALFLASH

Estonia 3-1 N Ireland (Zenjov)
Estonia goal: Two-goal cushion restored, just as Northern Ireland looked to be dominating. And they only have themselves to blame, Gareth McAuley caught in possession after Sander Puri's header had hit the post, Sergei Zenjov slamming home.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/11 at 3:09 pm

GOALFLASH

Scotland 1-0 Lithuania (Naismith)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/11 at 3:16 pm


GOALFLASH

Scotland 1-0 Lithuania (Naismith)
Scotland goal: Beauty. And it's little surprise that Barry Bannan is the creator - he's been excellent all night - his chipped cross half-volleyed in off the post on the stretch brilliantly by Steven Naismith. Play-offs still on?

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/11 at 3:29 pm

FULL-TIME

Estonia 4-1 N Ireland

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/11 at 3:40 pm

FULL-TIME

England 1-0 Wales

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/11 at 3:17 am

Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov vows to continue playing for Bulgaria despite their failure to qualify for the Euro 2012 finals.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/11 at 3:45 am

Rangers are dealt a major blow after Kyle Bartley is ruled out of action for up to six weeks.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/11 at 4:34 am

Sheffield United fail in an attempt to sign Rangers midfielders John Fleck and Kyle Hutton on loan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/11 at 4:34 am

Oxford United chairman Kelvin Thomas says he is not expecting striker James Constable to join Bournemouth on loan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/11 at 6:05 am

Swansea confirm they have received international clearance from Fifa over the transfer deadline day signing of Federico Bessone from Leeds, but are still awaiting similar news on fellow new arrivals Darnel Situ and Rafik Halliche.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/11 at 6:20 am

Statistical wizards Opta report that England's match against Wales saw fewer shots on target than any of the 197 Euro 2012 qualifying games so far.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/11 at 6:34 am

Wolves winger Matt Jarvis is a doubt for Saturday's Premier League match with Tottenham after picking up an ankle injury that has limited his training this week.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/11 at 6:34 am

Ex-manager Lawrie Sanchez says Northern Ireland boss Nigel Worthington's job is in jeopardy

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/11 at 7:27 am

Chelsea new-boy Raul Meireles has  tells the club website  he "didn't want to leave Liverpool" but adds "when I knew that Chelsea and Andre wanted me it convinced me. For Andre to want me, that is why I wanted to go."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/11 at 8:41 am

Middlesbrough defender Matthew Bates has reiterated his loyalty to the club, despite being linked with a move away during the transfer window.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/11 at 9:48 am

Wesley Sneijder tells Dutch magazine Nusport he never wanted to leave Inter Milan to join Manchester United and is happy in Italy.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/11 at 10:18 am

Irish FA president Jim Shaw says  no decision will be made about the future of Northern Ireland manager Nigel Worthington  until after the current Euro 2012 qualifying campaign has been completed.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/11 at 10:19 am

Kettering Town are poised to appoint former Stevenage, Gillingham and Barnet boss Mark Stimson as their new manager.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/11 at 12:20 pm

Crystal Palace  confirm the signing of striker Antonio Pedroza from Mexican club Jaguares after he received his international clearance.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/11 at 4:13 pm

Paul Ince launches a stinging attack on the England team, claiming players no longer consider it a privilege to play for their country.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/08/11 at 3:41 am

Scun.thorpe goalkeeper Josh Lillis is ruled out for three months with knee ligament damage.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/08/11 at 3:41 am

FIFA will hear Mohamed bin Hammam's appeal next Thursday against his  life ban from football for bribery.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/08/11 at 4:30 am

Brentford are set to strengthen their defensive options with moves for Sunderland's Blair Adams and Blackpool's Miguel Llera.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/08/11 at 4:30 am

Everton fans will stage a protest march before game v Aston Villa on Saturday over "stagnation" under current board.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/08/11 at 4:37 am


FIFA will hear Mohamed bin Hammam's appeal next Thursday against his  life ban from football for bribery.
FIFA confirm that Mohamed Bin Hammam's appeal against his life ban for bribery will be heard next week.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/08/11 at 6:13 am

Bradford City assistant manager Colin Cooper leaves the club for a coaching role at Middlesbrough.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/11 at 1:48 am

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish backs striker Andy Carroll following criticism of his lifestyle by England coach Fabio Capello.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/11 at 3:09 am

Arsenal look set to lose out on signing Fiorentina midfielder Riccardo Montolivo, after his agent confirmed that he would like to stay with the Italian club.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/11 at 3:09 am

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas claims he has called off the club's hunt for Spurs midfielder Luka Modric

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/11 at 3:09 am

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp urges David Beckham to join him at White Hart Lane in January.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/11 at 3:10 am

England's next opponents in Euro 2012 qualifying, Montenegro, have sacked their coach Zlatko Kranjcar, father of Spurs midfielder Niko.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/11 at 3:11 am

Manchester United's England defender Chris Smalling has expressed his desire to stay with the Old Trafford club for the rest of his career.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/11 at 3:12 am

Aston Villa's new signing Alan Hutton says he is excited by his new challenge at Villa Park.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/11 at 3:15 am

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand: "Team photo today so had a shave last night so I don't look too shabby!aint had a trim up so a bit fluffy is the barnet!"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/11 at 3:15 am

New signing Raul Meireles could make his Chelsea debut in Saturday's Premier League game at Sunderland.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/11 at 3:15 am

Aston Villa striker Darren Bent returns to full training following the groin injury that kept him out of England's recent matches with Bulgaria and Wales.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/11 at 3:16 am

Liverpool's new recruit Craig Bellamy is likely to start on the bench for Kenny Dalglish's team when they visit Stoke in the Premier League on Saturday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/11 at 3:16 am

Bolton's trio of new signings David Ngog, Gael Kakuta and Dedryck Boyata are poised to make their debuts in Saturday's Premier League clash with Manchester United at the Reebok Stadium.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/11 at 3:17 am

Wigan's three new signings Shaun Maloney, Albert Crusat and Patrick van Aanholt are in contention to make their debuts against Manchester City on Saturday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/11 at 3:17 am

Former Liverpool defender Laurie Hughes has died at the age of 87.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/11 at 3:39 am

Manager Brendan Rodgers will be without deadline-day signings Darnel Situ and Rafik Halliche when Swansea visit Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/11 at 4:17 am

Brighton manager Gus Poyet wins the Championship Manager of the Month award.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/11 at 4:17 am

Stoke's new record signing Peter Crouch is expected to make his debut at home to one of his former clubs, Liverpool, in the Premier League on Saturday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/11 at 4:17 am

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson wins the League One Manager of the Month award, with Rotherham's Andy Scott taking the League Two prize.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/11 at 4:33 am

Swindon Town striker Leon Clarke joins Chesterfield on a three-month loan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/11 at 4:34 am

Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan will miss Saturday's Premier League with Chelsea after damaging his hamstring on international duty in midweek.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/11 at 4:34 am

Rangers defender Ross Perry signs a new four-year contract with the Scottish champions.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/11 at 6:41 am

Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp says Rafael Van der Vaart is making good progress following his hamstring injury and that club captain Ledley King has 'an outside chance' of playing against Wolves on Saturday.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/11 at 7:10 am

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger: "I expect Arteta and Benayoun to have big impacts. They are both technically gifted."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/11 at 8:20 am

Jermaine Jenas has set his sights on forcing his way into England's squad for the Euro 2012 finals as he looks to rebuild his career on loan to Aston Villa from Tottenham. "I've got to get into this Villa team and get a run of games under my belt," he said. "If I can do that, and get some form going, I've always been confident that I'm good enough to play for England."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/11 at 8:20 am

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini says he will make former England defender Wayne Bridge available for loan to Championship clubs.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/11 at 8:27 am

Norwich manager Paul Lambert has "no fear" about throwing rookie keeper Declan Rudd into Premier League action against West Brom on Sunday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/11 at 8:48 am

Arsenal are hopeful South Korea captain Park Chu-young will receive his visa to be available for Saturday's Premier League clash against Swansea.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/11 at 9:00 am

Cha Du-ri is out of Celtic's Scottish Premier League clash with Motherwell at Parkhead on Saturday after picking up a hamstring injury on international duty with South Korea.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/11 at 9:03 am

Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner accuses the governing body of "devastating lives" and damaging football in the Caribbean in an attempt to clean up their image.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/11 at 9:09 am

Tottenham's Scott Parker says of his move: "With the way it's gone for me over the last year, I felt like I needed to be playing in the Premier League. As soon as I knew Spurs were interested, it was the place I wanted to come."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/11 at 10:35 am

Manchester City chief executive Garry Cook resigns from his post.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/11 at 10:36 am

Rangers midfielder Kyle Hutton has joined Partick Thistle on a three-month loan deal. The First Division club moved for the 20-year-old after a proposed switch to Sheffield United fell through.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/11 at 10:36 am

Press Association Sport understands David Beckham has not received offers from any clubs and is yet to decide where his future lies. La Galaxy midfielder Beckham has been linked to Tottenham and QPR in recent days.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/11 at 10:57 am

Manager Ally McCoist has confirmed Rangers did receive an offer "in the region" of £9m for Nikica Jelavic on transfer deadline day.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/11 at 11:32 am

Everton manager David Moyes says new signings Denis Stracqualursi and Royston Drenthe will take time to adjust to the rigours of the Premier League.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/11 at 12:03 pm

Ipswich Town have signed Stoke City defender Danny Collins on a three-month loan deal. The 31-year-old, who has not been named in Tony Pulis' 25-man Premier League squad, is available for Town's trip to Blackpool on Saturday.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/11 at 12:42 pm

The Football Association's Independent Regulatory Commision has fined Port Vale and Southend  £1,000 each for failing to control their players. Both clubs were found guilty after an incident which took place at the end of the League Two match between the two on Saturday, 27 August.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/11 at 1:49 pm

Injured Bolton defender Sam Ricketts on facing Manchester United on Saturday: "The way our gaffer is now we will take the game to Manchester United. You can say that's suicidal but we will go for them as much as they go for us."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 12:22 am

Saturday, 10 September 2011 Fixtures

Barclays Premier League

Arsenal v Swansea, 15:00
Everton v Aston Villa, 15:00
Man City v Wigan, 15:00
Stoke v Liverpool, 15:00
Sunderland v Chelsea, 15:00
Wolverhampton v Tottenham, 15:00
Bolton v Man Utd, 17:30

Npower Championship
Barnsley v Leicester, 15:00
Blackpool v Ipswich, 15:00
Bristol City v Brighton, 15:00
Burnley v Middlesbrough, 15:00
Cardiff v Doncaster, 15:00
Leeds v Crystal Palace, 15:00
Peterborough v Hull, 15:00
Reading v Watford, 15:00
Southampton v Nott'm Forest, 15:00
West Ham v Portsmouth, 15:00
Coventry v Derby, 17:20

Npower League One
Bournemouth v Chesterfield, 15:00
Bury v Rochdale, 15:00
Carlisle v Hartlepool, 15:00
Charlton v Exeter, 15:00
Colchester v Leyton Orient, 15:00
Huddersfield v Tranmere, 15:00
Notts County v Walsall, 15:00
Oldham v Stevenage, 15:00
Scun.thorpe v Sheffield Utd, 15:00
Sheffield Wed v MK Dons, 15:00
Wycombe v Brentford, 15:00

Npower League Two
Shrewsbury v Hereford, 13:00
Aldershot v AFC Wimbledon, 15:00
Bradford v Bristol Rovers, 15:00
Cheltenham v Macclesfield, 15:00
Crewe v Barnet, 15:00
Gillingham v Accrington Stanley, 15:00
Morecambe v Crawley Town, 15:00
Northampton v Torquay, 15:00
Oxford Utd v Burton Albion, 15:00
Plymouth v Port Vale, 15:00
Rotherham v Dag & Red, 15:00
Swindon v Southend, 15:00

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 4:53 am

Carlos Tevez has been permanently stripped of the Manchester City captaincy by manager Roberto Mancini.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 7:29 am

Asamoah Gyan leaves Sunderland to sign one-year loan deal with Al-Ain in UAE

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 7:46 am

FOOTBALL LEAGUE UPDATE: 

Gus Poyet's Brighton are unbeaten in the Championship, and travel to Bristol City, who have not won a game at home. Blackpool have failed to win any of their last three games and take on Ipswich, who ended their three-game losing streak by beating Leeds in their last outing. Leeds host Crystal Palace at Elland Road, having won only one of their first five matches. Newly-promoted Peterborough, who managed to beat Ipswich 7-1 recently, take on Hull at London Road. And West Ham will be hoping for their first home win of the season when they take on Portsmouth.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 7:53 am

Scottish Premier League update:

Rangers are stretching 10-man Dundee United but the home side are still holding on at 0-0. A close range effort from Kyle Lafferty was kept out by Dusan Pernis, although the keeper didn't know too much about it.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 7:57 am

GOALFLASH

Dundee Utd 0-1 Rangers (Kyle Lafferty)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 7:59 am

There's been a goal in League Two too. Shrewsbury Town's leading scorer Marvin Morgan gave his side an early lead in their local derby against Hereford in League Two. It's now half-time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 8:02 am


GOALFLASH

Dundee Utd 0-1 Rangers (Kyle Lafferty)
Rangers are ahead at Tannadice as Kyle Lafferty rises to nod in a cross from Gregg Wylde. It had been coming… Can the 10-men of Dundee United find any way back?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 8:08 am

ARSENAL v SWANSEA

Arsenal have had almost a fortnight to recover from the 8-2 mauling at Old Trafford - with Arsene Wenger attempting to cure the obvious frailties by signing Per Mertesacker, Mikel Arteta, Yossi Benayoun and Andre Santos. He is upbeat in his programme notes, pointing out that his side have only one point less that at the same stage last season. Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers will miss the game today after the death of his father, but his side will be hoping to get a reward for the good impression they have created with their first Premier League goal.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 8:08 am

WOLVES v TOTTENHAM

A match-up that shared 10 goals in two games last season, this could be a cracker. In-form Wolves, table-toppers twice already this season, host a Tottenham side showing genuine signs of ill health. Bottom of the table, on a run of just three wins in their last 14 league matches, and boasting an apparently disgruntled squad, how Spurs are crying out for fresh impetus. Step forward Emmanuel Adebayor and Scott Parker. Spurs the wounded animal against Wolves the high-flyers? Times they are a-changing.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 8:09 am

SUNDERLAND v CHELSEA

Last season's 3-0 drubbing dished out by Sunderland to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge lingers painfully in the memory for Blues fans and proved a pivotal moment for both sides. Chelsea's trophyless campaign and unconvincing start to this term leaves plenty of questions while the Black Cats have been in disastrous form since that November day. They have lost 11 of their last 17 Premier League games and have yet to win this season. Chelsea - despite their unbeaten start - lack fluency, Sunderland lack belief.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 8:09 am

EVERTON v ASTON VILLA

Everton's transfer window activity hasn't gone down well. A pre-match fans' protest will urge Bill Kenwright and his board to go. Villa have stuck to a tight budget too, but their squad has been strengthened and they roll into town feeling confident. They love the sight of Everton, having gone 10 games unbeaten against them in the Premier League. Everton haven't even managed a clean sheet in their last 15 matches with Villa.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 8:11 am

EVERTON v ASTON VILLA

Everton's transfer window activity hasn't gone down well. A pre-match fans' protest will urge Bill Kenwright and his board to go. Villa have stuck to a tight budget too, but their squad has been strengthened and they roll into town feeling confident. They love the sight of Everton, having gone 10 games unbeaten against them in the Premier League. Everton haven't even managed a clean sheet in their last 15 matches with Villa.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 8:11 am

STOKE v LIVERPOOL

Peter Crouch is set to make his Stoke debut against his former club after a deadline day move from Spurs. And he should be joined in the starting line-up by summer signings Wilson Palacios and Cameron Jerome. Liverpool have never won at Stoke in the Premier League, and the home team will be looking for its 700th victory in the top flight. Reds boss Kenny Dalglish is likely to keep Andy Carroll and new signing Craig Bellamy on the bench as he looks to maintain an unbeaten start to the season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 8:12 am

MAN CITY v WIGAN

Much of the focus at Eastlands has been off the pitch this week, culminating in the resignation of chief executive Garry Cook over claims he emailed defender Nedum Onuoha's cancer-suffering mother mocking her illness. It will be interesting to see how this affects the players on the pitch. Wigan will have to stop striker Edin Dzeko, who has already scored six this season, and they could also face Kolo Toure, available after a six-month ban.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 8:14 am

Time for some stats too.

If Peter Crouch scores against Liverpool, he will have netted for his sixth different Premier League club, equalling the record held by Les Ferdinand, Craig Bellamy, Andrew Cole, Nick Barmby and Marcus Bent. And Sunderland fans beware: Frank Lampard has scored six career top flight goals against Sunderland, including five goals in his last four matches against them.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 8:17 am

BREAKING TOTTENHAM TEAM NEWS

Scott Parker and Emmanuel Adebayor both make their debuts, and Ledley King makes his first start of the season. More on that, and Wolves team news too, in a tick.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 8:18 am

BREAKING MAN CITY TEAM NEWS

Edin Dzeko is on the bench against Wigan despite scoring four times in Manchester City's last game against Tottenham. Samir Nasri, who broke a bone in his hand on international duty in midweek is also a sub. Carlos Tevez and Sergio Aguero start up front.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 8:26 am

BREAKING EVERTON TEAM NEWS

Both of Everton's deadline day signings, Denis Stracqualursi and Royston Drenthe, are on the bench against Aston Villa. Tim Cahill will lead the line, by the looks of things.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 8:26 am

FOOTBALL LEAGUE LATEST:

Mark Wright has doubled Shrewsbury Town's lead against Hereford and continues his rich vein of goals against his former team after scoring a hat-trick in the same fixture last season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 8:27 am

Wolverhampton v Tottenham line-ups

Wolverhampton: Hennessey, Stearman, Johnson, Berra, Ward, Kightly, Henry, O'Hara, Hunt, Doyle, Fletcher. Subs: De Vries, Elokobi, Hammill, Milijas, Vokes, Foley, Jarvis.

Tottenham: Friedel, Walker, King, Kaboul, Assou-Ekotto, Kranjcar, Parker, Modric, Bale, Adebayor, Defoe. Subs: Cudicini, Bassong, Livermore, Pavlyuchenko, Townsend, Falque, Giovani.

Referee: Peter Walton (Northamptonshire)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 8:31 am

BREAKING LIVERPOOL TEAM NEWS

Liverpool are unchanged from the team that thumped Bolton in their last game, meaning Andy Carroll and new signing Craig Bellamy are on the bench.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 8:31 am

FULL-TIME

Dundee Utd 0-1 Rangers.
Ally McCoist's side stretch their lead at the top of the Scottish Premier League thanks to Kyle Lafferty's second-half header. The home side played for more than an hour with 10 men after Johnny Russell's foolish red card but put up a real fight.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 8:32 am

BREAKING SUNDERLAND AND CHELSEA TEAM NEWS

Sunderland hand Nicklas Bendtner his debut while Chelsea leave Fernando Torres on the bench. More to follow on both teams.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 8:32 am

Stoke v Liverpool line-ups

Stoke: Begovic, Huth, Shawcross, Upson, Wilson, Pennant, Delap, Whitheead, Etherington, Walters, Crouch. Subs: Sorensen, Whelan, Jones, Wilkinson, Shotton, Jerome, Palacios.

Liverpool: Reina, Carragher, Skrtel, Agger, Jose Enrique, Kuyt, Adam, Lucas, Henderson, Downing, Suarez. Subs: Doni, Johnson, Carroll, Maxi, Coates, Spearing, Bellamy.

Referee: Mark Clattenburg (Tyne & Wear)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 9:48 am

LATEST:

Arsenal 1 v 0 Swansea
Everton 1 v 0 Aston Villa
Man City 1 v 0 Wigan
Stoke 1 v 0 Liverpool
Sunderland 0 v 1 Chelsea
Wolves 0 v 0 Tottenham

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 9:50 am


LATEST:

Arsenal 1 v 0 Swansea
Everton 1 v 0 Aston Villa
Man City 1 v 0 Wigan
Stoke 1 v 0 Liverpool
Sunderland 0 v 1 Chelsea
Wolves 0 v 0 Tottenham
Take these to be the half-time scores.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 10:00 am

Scottish Premier League update:

It's half time and Celtic lead Motherwell 2-0 thanks to goals from James Forrest and Joe Ledley. A double from Paul Heffernan has Kilmarnock 2-1 up against Dunfermline, while Inverness and Hearts are goalless and St Mirren and St Johnstone are also drawing a blank.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 10:00 am

FOOTBALL LEAGUE LATEST:

Crystal Palace have turned the tables on Leeds and now lead 2-1 through goals by McCarthy on 12 minutes and Scannell on 21 minutes. Watford are leading 1-0 against Reading away from home. Middlesbrough have taken a 1-0 lead against Burnley. In League One Rochdale are now 3-1 up against Bury and Oldham have equalised against hot-shots Stevenage to level 1-1. Huddersfield are beating Tranmere 1-0 and Hartlepool are 1-0 up away from home against Carlisle. In League Two Morecambe are now 2-0 up against Crawley and AFC Wimbledon have taken the lead against Aldershot through a Max Porter strike. Chesterfield lead Bournemouth 1-0 and Crewe are beating Barnet 1-0.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 10:34 am

LATEST:

Arsenal 1 v 0 Swansea
Everton 2 v 1 Aston Villa
Man City 3 v 0 Wigan
Stoke 1 v 1 Liverpool
Sunderland 0 v 2 Chelsea
Wolves 0 v 1 Tottenham

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 10:39 am

GOALFLASH

Wolves 0-2 Tottenham (Jermain Defoe)

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GOALFLASH

Wolves 0-2 Tottenham (Jermain Defoe)
Tottenham goal: Another fine finish from a Tottenham striker - this time Jermain Defoe - the diminutive striker swapping passes with Niko Kranjcar bursting into the box and firing low into the far corner to double the visitors' lead. Looks like Spurs are going to pick up their first points of the season today.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 10:42 am

Scottish Premier League update:

A couple of crackers from Ki Sung-Yeung and James Forrest have put Celtic 4-0 up on Motherwell, while Hearts have snatched an equaliser up in Inverness, courtesy of Stephen Elliott.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 10:44 am

GOALFLASH

Everton 2-2 Aston Villa (Gabriel Agbonlahor)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 10:45 am


GOALFLASH

Everton 2-2 Aston Villa (Gabriel Agbonlahor)
Villa goal: Everton should have wrapped the points by now. Instead, Villa are level. Marc Albrighton crosses for Gabriel Agbonlahor to head home at the back post.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 10:46 am

FOOTBALL LEAGUE LATEST:

Portsmouth have levelled against West Ham in the Championship after David Norris's strike on 60 minute makes it 2-2. Watford have scored a second goal against Reading through John Eustace's 51 minute strike. Blackpool are in control against Ipswich after a Barry Ferguson goal on 60 minutes put them 2-0 up. In League One, Rochdale are now 4-2 up against Bury and Charlton lead 1-0 against Exeter City. In League Two Crewe are now 2-0 up against Barnet, and Oxford are drawing 2-2 against Burton at home.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 10:51 am

GOALFLASH

Sunderland 1-2 Chelsea (Ji Dong-Won)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 10:51 am

FIVE MINUTES of injury time for Liverpool to find an equaliser at Stoke.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 11:01 am

FULL TIME:

Arsenal 1 v 0 Swansea
Everton 2 v 2 Aston Villa
Man City 3 v 0 Wigan
Stoke 1 v 0 Liverpool
Sunderland 1 v 2 Chelsea
Wolves 0 v 2 Tottenham

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 11:01 am

Scottish Premier League update:

Celtic leapfrog Motherwell into second place after a comfortable 4-0 victory. James Forrest banged in two goals for Neil Lennon's men. Paul Heffernan also scored twice in a ding-dong battle with Dunfermline at Rugby Park, the home side prevailing 3-2. Hearts earned a draw in the Highlands, with Stephen Elliott cancelling out Gregory Tade's opener for Inverness. St Mirren and St Johnstone let us down with a drab goalless draw. Earlier in the day, leaders Rangers edged out 10-man Dundee United 1-0.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 11:07 am

BOLTON v MAN UTD

Manchester United travel to Bolton rich in confidence after that 8-2 dismantling of Arsenal almost a fortnight ago. But Owen Coyle would take a repeat of last season's 2-2 draw at the Reebok. Particularly given that the Trotters have won only one of their last 17 league meetings with United.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 11:07 am

David de Gea starts in goal for Manchester United.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 11:18 am

Bolton v Man Utd line-ups

Bolton: Jaaskelainen, Boyata, Cahill, Knight, Robinson, Eagles, Reo-Coker, Mark Davies, Petrov, Kevin Davies, Klasnic. Subs: Bogdan, Muamba, Sanli, Pratley, Ngog, Kakuta, Wheater.

Man Utd: De Gea, Jones, Ferdinand, Evans, Evra, Nani, Cleverley, Anderson, Young, Hernandez, Rooney. Subs: Lindegaard, Berbatov, Giggs, Smalling, Park, Carrick, Fabio Da Silva.

Referee: Andre Marriner (W Midlands)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 11:19 am

So Manchester City are top of the Premier League thanks to Sergio Aguero's hat-trick against Wigan. Their neighbours Manchester United will replace them, however, if they beat Bolton by two goals or more. It's already been a good day for London, though, with Arsenal and Tottenham recording their first league wins of the season and Chelsea beating Sunderland, thanks to a wonderful goal by Daniel Sturridge. But not such a good one for Merseyside, with Liverpool losing at Stoke and Everton being held by Aston Villa, despite both sides dominating.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 11:24 am

BOLTON v MAN UTD TEAM NEWS

The champions welcome Rio Ferdinand back to the starting line-up in place of Chris Smalling, with Phil Jones moving to right-back. Javier Hernandez starts for the first time this season and, despite the rumours, David de Gea takes his place in goal as Manchester United seek to maintain their 100% start. Bolton boss Owen Coyle hands a debut to deadline day arrival Dedryck Boyata as he looks to mastermind a first win over United since 2007.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 11:39 am

GOALFLASH after 5 minutes:

Bolton 0-1 Man Utd (Hernandez)

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GOALFLASH after 5 minutes:

Bolton 0-1 Man Utd (Hernandez)
Man Utd goal: The perfect start for United, who score with their first real attack. With Tom Cleverley off the pitch and receiving treatment, United spread the ball to Nani on the right and his low cross is met by Javier Hernandez, who steals in at the near post to poke past Jussi Jaaskelainen.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 11:47 am

Yellow Card

Kevin Davies goes in referee Andre Marriner's book for a very late challenge on Patrice Evra. Bearing in mind he could have been booked for taking out Tom Cleverley, Davies is perhaps fortunate to still be on the pitch. Meanwhile, more pressure from United, who look extremely dangerous.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 11:56 am

Yellow Card

Mark Davies joins Kevin Davies in the book for hauling down Nani as he attempted to break.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 11:56 am

GOALFLASH

Bolton 0-2 Man Utd (Wayne Rooney)

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GOALFLASH

Bolton 0-2 Man Utd (Wayne Rooney)
Man Utd goal: Too easy for United, but still a real poachers' finish. Phil Jones swings in the ball from the right and Wayne Rooney gets on the end of it to prod the ball home from close range. Manchester United and Manchester City are joint top of the table at the moment (as things stand), both having scored 15 goals. United have got 70 minutes to get another goal and go top outright.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 12:00 pm

GOALFLASH

Bolton 0-3 Man Utd (Wayne Rooney)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 12:01 pm


GOALFLASH

Bolton 0-3 Man Utd (Wayne Rooney)
Man Utd goal: Er, the goals keep on coming. Phil Jones rampages forward from the right and is only denied a superb solo goal by Jussi Jaaskelainen's outstretched foot. The Bolton keeper, however, can only divert the ball into the path of Wayne Rooney to slot home from six yards out.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 12:03 pm

Javier Hernandez gets the ball in the net again, from another cross. It is ruled out because he was marginally offside, but United's full-backs and wingers are having a field day here. They are lethal on the break.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 12:24 pm

HALF TIME:

BOLTON 0-3 MANCHESTER UNITED

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 12:51 pm

GOALFLASH

Bolton 0-4 Man Utd (Javier Hernandez)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 12:52 pm


GOALFLASH

Bolton 0-4 Man Utd (Javier Hernandez)
Man Utd goal: Nani skips into the box and, although Bolton half-clear, the ball eventually falls for Javier Hernandez to turn the ball home from about eight yards out. This is now officially a rout.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 1:02 pm

GOALFLASH

Bolton 0-5 Man Utd (Wayne Rooney)

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GOALFLASH

Bolton 0-5 Man Utd (Wayne Rooney)
Man Utd goal: Back-to-back Premier League hat-tricks for Wayne Rooney, following his treble against Arsenal last month. A superbly-worked goal, too. Made by Ryan Giggs, and finished with aplomb by Rooney, who swivels to find the bottom corner.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 1:05 pm


Man Utd goal: Back-to-back Premier League hat-tricks for Wayne Rooney, following his treble against Arsenal last month. A superbly-worked goal, too. Made by Ryan Giggs, and finished with aplomb by Rooney, who swivels to find the bottom corner.
Wayne Rooney becomes the 4th player in Premier League history to score consecutive hat tricks after Les Ferdinand, Ian Wright and Didier Drogba.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 1:05 pm

Man Utd have now broken the PL record for the most goals scored after four games of the season (18).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 1:22 pm

Another golden chance for Javier Hernandez, who sprints on to a delicate Nani pass inside the box. Hernandez tries to square the ball for Anderson, but over-hits it. He should have gone for goal himself there, especially since he is on a hat-trick too.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 1:26 pm

FULL TIME:

Bolton 0-5 Man Utd

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/11 at 3:53 am

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is unhappy with the tackle by Bolton's Kevin Davies which leaves midfielder Tom Cleverley with a suspected broken foot.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/11 at 3:54 am

Sunday, 11 September 2011 Fixtures

Barclays Premier League

Norwich v West Brom, 13:30
Fulham v Blackburn, 16:00

Npower Championship
Birmingham v Millwall, 12:30

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/11 at 10:26 am

Man Utd's Tom Cleverley will be out for up to four weeks after ligament damage in Bolton win

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/11 at 10:28 am

Fulham v Blackburn line-ups

Fulham: Schwarzer, Hughes, Senderos, Hangeland, John Arne Riise, Duff, Sidwell, Murphy, Dempsey, Ruiz, Zamora. Subs: Etheridge, Kelly, Johnson, Kasami, Gecov, Grygera, Dembele.

Blackburn: Robinson, Salgado, Samba, Dann, Givet, Hoilett, Dunn, Formica, Nzonzi, Rochina, Goodwillie. Subs: Bunn, Olsson, Petrovic, Yakubu, Vukcevic, Roberts, Lowe.

Referee: Howard Webb (S Yorkshire)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/11 at 10:28 am

FULL-TIME

Norwich 0-1 West Brom

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/11 at 10:38 am

GOALFLASH

Fulham 0-1 Blackburn (Ruben Rochina)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/11 at 10:43 am


GOALFLASH

Fulham 0-1 Blackburn (Ruben Rochina)
Blackburn goal: This game WAS short of quality, but not any more. Ruben Rochina has just put Rovers ahead with a really special strike, smashing the ball past Mark Schwarzer from the edge of the area and finding the net via the underside of the bar. Tony Yeboah would have been proud of that one.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/11 at 10:44 am

GOALFLASH

Fulham 1-1 Blackburn (Bobby Zamora)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/11 at 10:46 am


GOALFLASH

Fulham 1-1 Blackburn (Bobby Zamora)
Fulham goal: A much better spell for Fulham now. The Cottagers have had some joy down the right flank today without making the most of it it, but this time they do capitalise. Danny Murphy plays the ball in and Bobby Zamora breezes past Gael Givet's weak challenge before curling the ball into the bottom corner. Poor defending, but it means we are all square.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/11 at 10:48 am

Yellow Card

Free-kick for Fulham, and John Arne Riise is behind it... this looks dangerous, but it ends up being quite the opposite. Danny Murphy tees him up, but the Norwegian fires straight into the wall and Murphy ends up being booked for fouling David Goodwillie as Rovers attempt to break.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/11 at 10:52 am

Two minutes of stoppage time at the end of the first half at the Cottage.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/11 at 10:55 am

HALF-TIME

Fulham 1-1 Blackburn

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SPL result - Hibernian 0-0 Aberdeen

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FULL-TIME

Fulham 1-1 Blackburn

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/11 at 1:18 am

Monday, 12 September 2011 Fixture

Barclays Premier League

QPR v Newcastle, 20:00

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/11 at 12:24 pm

FA charges West Brom's Gabriel Tamas with violent conduct following incident at Norwich

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/11 at 12:24 pm

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey ruled out Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/11 at 12:25 pm

Asamoah Gyan says he is delighted to join Al-Ain on loan from Sunderland

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Monday, 12 September 2011 Fixture

Barclays Premier League

QPR v Newcastle, 20:00
Current score:

QPR 0 v 0 Newcastle

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Current score:

QPR 0 v 0 Newcastle
This is the half time score.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/11 at 11:47 am

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe believes he can forge a partnership with Emmanuel Adebayor that will improve the club's poor goalscoring record. He said: " is quick, he can head it, he is strong and a good finisher."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/11 at 11:48 am

FA charge Sunderland defender Phil Bardsley with violent conduct following game against Chelsea

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/11 at 11:48 am

West Brom defender Gabriel Tamas accepts violent conduct charge and will miss three games

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/11 at 11:48 am

SCOTTISH FOOTBALL:

FC Sion lose their appeal against Celtic's reinstatement to the Europa League

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/11 at 12:39 pm

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe believes he can forge a partnership with Emmanuel Adebayor that will improve the club's poor goalscoring record.  He said:  " is quick, he can head it, he is strong and a good finisher."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/11 at 12:39 pm

The FA has also charged Sunderland defender Phil Bardsley with violent conduct following an incident with Chelsea's Juan Mata during Sunderland's 2-1 defeat on Saturday.

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Tuesday, 13 September 2011 Fixtures (British Clubs)

Uefa Champions League

Borussia Dortmund v Arsenal
Chelsea v Bayer Leverkusen

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GOALFLASH

Borussia Dortmund 0-1 Arsenal (Robin van Persie)

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GOALFLASH

Borussia Dortmund 0-1 Arsenal (Robin van Persie)
Arsenal goal: Bang! Just what the Gunners needed a couple of minutes before the break. Robin van Persie intercepts a Sebastian Kehl pass, plays a one-two with Theo Walcott and powers home a convincing finish.

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HALF-TIME

Borussia Dortmund 0-1 Arsenal
Chelsea 0-0 Bayer Leverkusen

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/11 at 1:52 am

Champions League results: Man City 1-1 Napoli, Benfica 1-1 Man Utd

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/11 at 3:14 am

Southend goalkeeper Glenn Morris wants the Blues to build on their 1-0 midweek win over Gillingham, with United - sit ninth in the League Two table after eight matches - having made an inconsistent start to the season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/11 at 3:14 am

Manager Sir Alex Ferguson praises the goal from Ryan Giggs which gives Manchester United a 1-1 draw at Benfica last night. The 38-year-old broke his own Champions League record as the oldest scorer in the competition, while also overtaking Raul as the only player to score in 16 seasons of the elite tournament.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/11 at 4:08 am

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini admitted his side were "nervous and naive" on their Champions League debut as they stumbled to a point against Napoli - but is confident his side can win their next match at Bayern Munich.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/11 at 7:04 am

Neil Warnock has told Adel Taarabt that if he wants a better contract at Premier League Queens Park Rangers, he should join the queue - behind him. The club's manager says the talented Moroccan playmaker is well down the pecking order to get a new deal. "There are plenty before him - me included," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/11 at 7:14 am

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been chatting about his team's start to the season in his press conference ahead of Saturday's game at Blackburn. His comments have been recorded on the Arsenal Twitter feed. Among other things, he said: "You have to consider that last year we were the best away side in the league. Man Utd was a one-off."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/11 at 8:02 am

Swansea have confirmed that Fifa have not given international clearance for the signings of defenders Darnel Situ from French side Lens and Rafik Halliche from Fulham.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/11 at 9:45 am

Juan Mata says he was not bought solely to get Fernando Torres scoring but confirmed the misfiring striker pleaded with him to join Chelsea this summer.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/11 at 10:25 am

Kenny Dalglish insists Liverpool are taking a sensible approach to Steve Gerrard's return from a groin injury.

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Thursday, 15 September 2011 Fixtures

UEFA Europa League

Athletic Bilbao OFF Paris SG, GpF, 18:00
Besiktas v Macc Tel-Aviv, GpE, 18:00
Dynamo Kiev v Stoke, GpE, 18:00
FC Copenhagen v Vorskla Poltava, GpB, 18:00
FC Zurich v Sporting, GpD, 18:00
Hannover 96 v Standard Liege, GpB, 18:00
Hapoel Tel-Aviv v Rapid Bucharest, GpC, 18:00
Lazio v FC Vaslui, GpD, 18:00
PAOK Salonika v Tottenham, GpA, 18:00
Paris SG v Red Bull Salzburg, GpF, 18:00
PSV Eindhoven v Legia Warsaw, GpC, 18:00
Red Bull Salzburg OFF Slovan Bratislava, GpF, 18:00
Shamrock Rovers v Rubin Kazan, GpA, 18:00
Slovan Bratislava v Athletic Bilbao, GpF, 18:00
Anderlecht v AEK Athens, GpL, 20:05
Atletico Madrid v Celtic, GpI, 20:05
Austria Vienna v FC Metalist Kharkiv , GpG, 20:05
AZ Alkmaar v Malmo, GpG, 20:05
Birmingham v Braga, GpH, 20:05
Club Bruges v NK Maribor, GpH, 20:05
Fulham v FC Twente, GpK, 20:05
Maccabi Haifa v AEK Larnaca, GpJ, 20:05
SK Sturm Graz v Lokomotiv Moscow, GpL, 20:05
Steaua Bucharest v Schalke 04, GpJ, 20:05
Udinese v Rennes, GpI, 20:05
Wisla Krakow v Odense BK, GpK, 20:05

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/11 at 10:39 am

Plymouth Argyle's players have had their wages deferred again  as they wait for the club to be taken over. Players had threatened to go on strike last month after being asked to forgo their pay.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/11 at 11:43 am

Spurs kick off in under half an hour

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Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has denied he is treating the Europa League with contempt.

Spurs have left 10 of the team from Saturday's 2-0 win at Wolves at home for the trip to face PAOK Salonika.

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PAOK Salonika v Tottenham line-ups

PAOK Salonika: Kresic, Malezas, Contreras, Lino, Etto, Pablo Garcia, Fotakis, Arias, Vieirinha, Athanasiadis, Salpingidis. Subs: Chalkias, Balafas, Robert, Papazoglou, Ivic, Sznaucner, Tsoukalas.

Tottenham: Cudicini, Bassong, Corluka, Walker, Livermore, Townsend, Carroll, Pavlyuchenko, Giovani, Falque, Kane. Subs: Gomes, Fredericks, Nicholson, Pritchard, Parrett, Stewart, Barthram.

Referee: Milorad Mazic (Serbia)

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Dynamo Kiev v Stoke line-ups

Dynamo Kiev: Shovkovskiy, Danilo Silva, Betao, Popov, Vukojevic, Garmash, Ninkovic, Yussuf, Shevchenko, Yarmolenko, Milevskiy. Subs: Koval, Aliev, Ideye, Haruna, Khacheridi, Correa, Dudu Rodrigues.

Stoke: Sorensen, Huth, Shawcross, Upson, Wilkinson, Shotton, Whelan, Diao, Palacios, Jones, Jerome. Subs: Nash, Pennant, Whitheead, Walters, Arismendi.

Referee: Ovidiu Alin Hategan (Romania)

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PAOK SALONIKA v TOTTENHAM TEAM NEWS
With one eye on Sunday's Premier League game against Liverpool, Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has rested several of his key senior players for tonight's Europa League match against PAOK Salonika. Sebastien Bassong captains a side which includes Iago Falque, Kyle Walker, Jake Livermore, Andros Townsend, Harry Kane and Thomas Carroll. Carlo Cudicini is in goal for Spurs, while Vedran Corluka starts in defence. Roman Pavlyuchenko partners Harry Kane up front, with forward Giovani do Santos also included.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/11 at 12:29 pm

Tottenham have got six players aged 21 or younger in their starting line-up tonight, but they do not look over-awed by PAOK so far. A very solid opening 25 minutes for Spurs, who have had the best chance of the night too. Still 0-0.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/11 at 12:34 pm

Yellow Card

An amazingly bad decision costs Spurs dear in Greece. Harry Kane goes down in the area, and that looks like a penalty to me at first glance. At second glance, it is DEFINITELY a spot-kick because Pablo Contreras wrapped his legs around the young Tottenham striker. Instead, Serbian referee Milorad Mazic books Kane for diving. Shocking stuff.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/11 at 12:35 pm

PENALTY to PAOK

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PAOK are being made to retake this penalty. NO GOAL

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/11 at 12:39 pm

MISSED PENALTY Lino slams the re-take wide of Carlo Cudicini's post.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/11 at 12:39 pm

Just to be totally clear. It is still PAOK Salonika 0-0 Tottenham

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MISSED PAOK PENALTY: Chaotic scenes at the Toumba Stadium. Stefanos Athanasiadis surges into the area and is caught by Carlo Cudicini as he tries to go round him. This time, that is a penalty, and Cudicini is booked. Lino steps up to slot coolly home and turns to celebrate. He gets quite far too, before being called back and told to retake it because Cudicini had come off his line. Incredible. Lino has another go, and this time drills the ball low and wide of the left-hand post.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/11 at 12:44 pm

EUROPA LEAGUE LATEST: European heavyweights Sporting Lisbon and PSV, who would be hoping to be competing in the Champions League rather than the Europa League, are both leading in their matches. The Portuguese side hold a 2-0 advantage at FC Zurich, with former Liverpool full-back Emiliano Insua on target and the Dutch giants are 1-0 up against Legia Warsaw.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/11 at 12:46 pm

So close to a Spurs goal in Greece. Roman Pavlyuchenko has just fired in a scorching free-kick from 25 yards out that hits the stanchion behind the goal and nestles on top of the net. The pocket of Spurs fans in the stadium briefly thought that was in.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/11 at 12:48 pm

Yellow Cards

Stoke are collecting bookings in Kiev. Robert Huth, Ryan Shawcross and Matthew Upson have all been shown yellow cards as half-time approaches.

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HALF-TIME

Dynamo Kiev 0-0 Stoke City
PAOK Salonica 0-0 Tottenham

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GOALFLASH

Dynamo Kiev 1-1 Stoke (Ognjen Vukojevic)

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GOALFLASH

Dynamo Kiev 1-1 Stoke (Ognjen Vukojevic)
Dynamo Kiev goal: The 90 minutes are up and Kiev have drawn level. Andriy Yarmolenko crosses from the left and Ognjen Vukojevic is all alone at the back post to slide home the leveller. Considering how well Stoke have defended tonight, that was was a sloppy goal to concede at the death.

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FULL-TIME

Dynamo Kiev 1-1 Stoke City
PAOK Salonika 0-0 Tottenham

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GOALFLASH

Atletico Madrid 1-0 Celtic (Falcao)

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GOALFLASH

Atletico Madrid 1-0 Celtic (Falcao)
Atletico goal: The Spanish side are ahead inside four minutes. A corner comes in from the right and Radamel Falcao leaps highest to send a downward header bouncing into the net. Could be a long night for Celtic, this.

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GOALFLASH

Fulham 1-0 FC Twente (Andrew Johnson)

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GOALFLASH

Fulham 1-0 FC Twente (Andrew Johnson)
Fulham goal: A real gift for Fulham this, but Andrew Johnson still takes it ever so well. A suicidal pass across the back by Dwight Tiendalli lets Johnson in, and he holds off a defender before slotting past Nikolay Mihaylov from the tightest of angles and sending the ball bouncing in via the far post.

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HALF-TIME

Atletico Madrid 1-0 Celtic
Birmingham 0-1 Braga
Fulham 1-1 FC Twente

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GOALFLASH

Birmingham 1-3 Braga (Jorge Helder Barbosa)

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GOALFLASH

Birmingham 1-3 Braga (Jorge Helder Barbosa)
Braga goal: Ah, that will be the end of Birmingham's fightback. Braga break quickly, and Carlao dashes down the right and finds Jorge Helder Barbosa to tuck it in from eight yards. The Braga fans would do the conga, but there aren't really enough of them.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/11 at 4:01 pm

FULL-TIME

Atletico Madrid 2-0 Celtic
Birmingham 1-3 Braga
Fulham 1-1 FC Twente

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/11 at 4:01 pm

NINE Britsh clubs in European action this week, Chelsea are the only winners. Britan's full record: P9 W1 D6 L2

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/16/11 at 3:05 am

Striker Clint Dempsey thinks Fulham should have beaten FC Twente, rather than drawing 1-1, having taken the lead in their Europa League tie last night. But the American says that if they keep creating chances they will score more goals.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/16/11 at 3:05 am

Manchester United have been cleared to launch a floatation on the Singapore Stock Market. They are now free to open dialogue with potential investors.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/16/11 at 4:22 am

Arsenal welcome back Alex Song and Gervinho from three-match bans for tomorrow's league trip to Blackburn, but midfielder Aaron Ramsey faces a fitness test on his ankle.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/16/11 at 4:23 am

Sir Alex Ferguson has reported no fresh injury concerns ahead of Manchester United's Premier League showdown with Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday. Nemanja Vidic (calf), Tom Cleverley (foot) and Rafael (shoulder) remain sidelined, whilst Danny Welbeck (hamstring) is not expected to be available until next week.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/16/11 at 4:49 am

Swansea City captain Garry Monk is set for a first appearance of the season in their Premier League clash with West Brom. The defender is likely to return from a niggling foot problem. His availability is a welcome boost for manager Brendan Rodgers, as Monk and Ashley Williams are the only fit centre-halves that Rodgers can call upon, with Alan Tate (broken leg) and Steven Caulker (knee) injured and deadline-day signings Darnel Situ and Rafik Halliche unable to join the club after FIFA denied them international clearance

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/16/11 at 7:18 am

Stoke manager Tony Pulis will check on the condition of a host of players ahead of Sunday's Premier League match at Sunderland. They include record signing Peter Crouch, Matthew Etherington, Rory Delap, Marc Wilson and Jonathan Woodgate.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/16/11 at 8:14 am

Chelsea will be without striker Didier Drogba for Sunday's Premier League game at Manchester United.  Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas must decide whether to start Fernando Torres or Nicolas Anelka. Ramires returns after being suspended for Tuesday's Champions League win over Bayer Leverkusen.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/16/11 at 8:29 am

Loan signing Royston Drenthe could be pushing for his first Everton start, against Wigan at Goodison Park tomorrow, after featuring for the reserves in midweek. Fellow deadline-day arrival Denis Stracqualursi may also make his Toffees debut while  Phil Neville  is fighting to regain his place in the side after being left out last weekend.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/16/11 at 10:10 am

Aston Villa will be without Emile Heskey and Jermaine Jenas for Saturday's home Premier League game against Newcastle.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/16/11 at 10:42 am

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas ahead of Sunday's match against Manchester United: "Normally when there is this high expectancy for a game sometimes things go the other way round and it is a boring, tactical game. Hopefully, it won't because that's not the culture of the Premier League. I think it will be a high-intensity game fuelled by emotion."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/16/11 at 12:28 pm

Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has revealed he would like to bring David Beckham to the club.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/16/11 at 2:46 pm

Everton chairman Bill Kenwright says he will refund fans who bought new shirts bearing the names Mikel Arteta or Jermaine Beckford this summer after the pair left the club on deadline day. "These are unusual circumstances and I simply want to try and play fair by those supporters who have spent hard-earned money on these shirts," he said.

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Saturday, 17 September 2011 Fixtures

Barclays Premier League

Blackburn v Arsenal, 12:45
Aston Villa v Newcastle, 15:00
Bolton v Norwich, 15:00
Everton v Wigan, 15:00
Swansea v West Brom, 15:00
Wolverhampton v QPR, 15:00

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Saturday, 17 September 2011 Fixtures

Npower Championship

Millwall v West Ham, 12:30
Nott'm Forest v Derby, 13:00
Barnsley v Watford, 15:00
Blackpool v Cardiff, 15:00
Crystal Palace v Middlesbrough, 15:00
Hull v Portsmouth, 15:00
Leeds v Bristol City, 15:00
Leicester v Brighton, 15:00
Peterborough v Burnley, 15:00
Reading v Doncaster, 15:00

Npower League One
Brentford v Preston, 15:00
Chesterfield v Carlisle, 15:00
Exeter v Bournemouth, 15:00
Hartlepool v Bury, 15:00
Leyton Orient v Oldham, 15:00
MK Dons v Huddersfield, 15:00
Rochdale v Charlton, 15:00
Sheffield Utd v Colchester, 15:00
Stevenage v Notts County, 15:00
Tranmere v Wycombe, 15:00
Walsall v Scun.thorpe, 15:00
Yeovil v Sheffield Wed, 15:00

Npower League Two
Port Vale v Shrewsbury, 13:00
Accrington Stanley v Crewe, 15:00
AFC Wimbledon v Cheltenham, 15:00
Barnet v Oxford Utd, 15:00
Bristol Rovers v Aldershot, 15:00
Burton Albion v Swindon, 15:00
Crawley Town v Bradford, 15:00
Dag & Red v Morecambe, 15:00
Hereford v Gillingham, 15:00
Macclesfield v Northampton, 15:00
Southend v Plymouth, 15:00
Torquay v Rotherham, 15:00

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BLACKBURN v ARSENAL NEWS
Hundreds of Blackburn fans are expected to demonstrate against manager Steve Kean as they attempt to force a change at the helm of the Ewood Park club. Without a win all season Rovers sit rock bottom of the Premier League but despite this Kean is adamant he is the right man for the job. Arsenal are the visitors today and they are not without their own problems - their last visit to the North West ended in a 8-2 defeat. It may be early in the season but there is already a lot riding on this game you feel.

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FOOTBALL LEAGUE UPDATE:
Two early games in the Championship today and boy are they a couple of crackers. In London, old foes Millwall and West Ham (1230 BST KO) renew acquaintances in their first league meeting since the 2004/05 season (although you might remember their kerfuffle in the Carling Cup a couple of years back). In the Midlands, Nigel Clough takes his Derby troops across the A52 to square off against Nottingham Forest (1300 BST), the club he (and his father) enjoyed no little success at. Last but by no means least of the earl Football League kick-offs comes in League Two, where Port Vale entertain Shrewsbury in a top-of-the-table clash (also at 1300 BST).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 6:13 am

BREAKING TEAM NEWS FROM EWOOD PARK
Andrey Arshavin, Andre Santos and Aaron Ramsey all start for the Gunners. Blackburn hand a debut to Yakubu and a first league start to young midfielder Jason Lowe.

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Blackburn v Arsenal line-ups

Blackburn: Robinson, Salgado, Samba, Dann, Givet, Hoilett, Lowe, Nzonzi, Rochina, Formica, Yakubu. Subs: Bunn, Olsson, Grella, Petrovic, Vukcevic, Roberts, Hanley.

Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Andre Santos, Song, Arteta, Ramsey, Gervinho, van Persie, Arshavin. Subs: Fabianski, Walcott, Djourou, Gibbs, Chamakh, Benayoun, Coquelin.

Referee: Andre Marriner (England)

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GOALFLASH

Blackburn 0-1 Arsenal (Gervinho)

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GOALFLASH

Blackburn 0-1 Arsenal (Gervinho)
Arsenal goal: We're not waiting any more. A lovely goal this, made by Alex Song's inch-perfect through-ball, which by-passes Scott Dann and leaves Gervinho free to slot home with a cool first-time finish, despite Chris Samba's desperate attempts to cover. Big problems for Blackburn already.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 8:00 am

Wolves' game against QPR is given the go-ahead after being in doubt due to a power cut

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LATEST:

Blackburn 2-2 Arsenal

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GOALFLASH

Blackburn 3-2 Arsenal (Yakubu)

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GOALFLASH

Blackburn 3-2 Arsenal (Yakubu)
Blackburn goal: This could be a huge goal for Rovers and their manager Steve Kean, but should it count? Steven Nzonzi drives the ball across goal from a corner and Yakubu is in the right place to turn it home from close range. Arsenal protest he is offside but TV replays show the Yak was level with Andre Santos. If he was off, it was marginal. Kean will not care one bit.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 8:07 am

FOOTBALL LEAGUE LATEST:

Forest are level at 1-1 against 10-man Derby at half-time. In the other early Championship game, West Ham manager Sam Allardyce throws David Bentley on in the second half to try to spark this game into life, still 0-0 though.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 8:09 am

SCOTTISH PREMIER LEAGUE UPDATE:

With 20-odd minutes to go at East End Park, it's 2-2. Hibs centre-half Sean O'Hanlon diverts Jason Thomson's shot into his own net but there wasn't a great deal he could do about it. Can the Pars go on to claim their first home win of the season in the SPL?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 8:13 am

GOALFLASH

Blackburn 4-2 Arsenal (Laurent Koscielny og)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 8:13 am

FOOTBALL LEAGUE LATEST:

In League Two, Shrewsbury lead Port Vale 2-1 at half time, courtesy of strikes from Marvin Morgan and Mark Wright. They'll climb above their opponents into 3rd place should they hold on to their advantage.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 8:15 am


GOALFLASH

Blackburn 4-2 Arsenal (Laurent Koscielny og)
Blackburn goal: Arsenal's defensive nightmare continues but what a goal this is, on a lightning fast break. Rovers launch a counter-attack doen the right, with Yakubu feeding Junior Hoilett, who sends Martin Olsson free. Olsson does brilliantly to advance into the area and his pull-back beats the diving Wojciech Szczesny, then hits Laurent Koscielny and bounces over the line.

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GOALFLASH

Blackburn 4-2 Arsenal (Laurent Koscielny og)
This is the second own goal of this match both scored by Arsenal players the other goal by Song in the 50 minute.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 8:20 am

As things stand, Blackburn move from rock-bottom of the Premier League, to 11th. Above Arsenal. Just 15 minutes left for the Gunners to try to change that.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 8:25 am

EVERTON v WIGAN TEAM NEWS

Everton have named midfielder Tim Cahill up front, with Louis Saha, who is returning to full fitness, left out of the squad entirely. The France international responds on Twitter: "I am not good enough. #Absolutelydestroyed". Deadline day signings Denis Stracqualursi and Royston Drenthe are again left on the bench. Wigan hand a first Premier League start for the club to on-loan Chelsea defender Patrick van Aanholt, while fellow summer signings Shaun Maloney and David Jones remain on the bench.

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GOALFLASH

Blackburn 4-3 Arsenal (Marouane Chamakh)

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GOALFLASH

Blackburn 4-3 Arsenal (Marouane Chamakh)
Arsenal goal: Five minutes left at Ewood Park, and they are likely to be quite lively. The Gunners have pulled one back, with Marouane Chamakh meeting Robin van Persie's cross with a bullet header.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 8:34 am

SCOTTISH PREMIER LEAGUE UPDATE:
The match at East End Park ends 2-2. The travelling band of Hibs fans are none too happy that their two-goal lead evaporated but the Pars showed bags of spirit to earn a point. The second half was a cracker, with both sides pushing forward at every opportunity. Still no home win for Jim McIntyre's men, though

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 8:34 am

FOOTBALL LEAGUE LATEST:
Full time at the Den and Millwall and West Ham take away a point each, their first 0-0 draw since 1947. West Ham could have won it when keeper David Forde parried Julien Faubert's effort but David Bentley hit the rebound wide. In the Forest-Derby match, Jeff Hendrick misses a guilt-edged opportunity for the 10-men by putting his header wide from two-yards out. Still 1-1 in that one.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 8:39 am

Four minutes of stoppage for the Blackburn Arsenal match.

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Arsenal chance follows Arsenal chance. But the equaliser won't come. Paul Robinson comes to Blackburn's rescue again, beating away Robin van Persie's fierce strike at his near post. The ball is played back into the Rovers area for Marouane Chamakh, but his header flies wide.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 8:42 am

FULL-TIME

Blackburn 4-3 Arsenal

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Aston Villa v Newcastle line-ups

Aston Villa: Given, Hutton, Collins, Dunne, Warnock, Bannan, Petrov, Delph, N'Zogbia, Bent, Agbonlahor. Subs: Guzan, Ireland, Albrighton, Delfouneso, Herd, Lowry, Gardner.

Newcastle: Krul, Simpson, Steven Taylor, Coloccini, Ryan Taylor, Obertan, Cabaye, Tiote, Gutierrez, Best, Ba. Subs: Elliot, Guthrie, Lovenkrands, Perch, Marveaux, Shola Ameobi, Sammy Ameobi.

Referee: Neil Swarbrick (Lancashire)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 9:04 am

ASTON VILLA v NEWCASTLE NEWS

Midfielder Barry Bannan makes his first Premier League start of the season for Villa. Striker Emile Heskey, who picked up a hamstring injury in last week's 2-2 draw with Everton, is out. Newcastle striker Demba Ba comes in from Shola Ameobi in the only only change from the side which drew 0-0 at QPR on Monday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 9:04 am

Bolton v Norwich line-ups

Bolton: Jaaskelainen, Boyata, Cahill, Knight, Robinson, Sanli, Pratley, Reo-Coker, Petrov, Kevin Davies, Klasnic. Subs: Bogdan, Muamba, Eagles, Mark Davies, Ngog, Kakuta, Wheater.

Norwich: Ruddy, Naughton, Russell Martin, Barnett, Tierney, Bennett, Fox, Bradley Johnson, Pilkington, Hoolahan, Morison. Subs: Rudd, Crofts, Vaughan, Holt, Surman, Chris Martin, De Laet.

Referee: Howard Webb (England)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 9:06 am

SWANSEA v WEST BROM TEAM NEWS
Swansea's record signing Danny Graham is a late withdrawal with a back problem, so Leroy Lita makes his first start. Gary Monk returns in defence but Steven Caulker and Alan Tate are injured. Kemy Agustien is also sidelined, while new signings Darnel Situ and Rafik Halliche have been refused international clearance by Fifa. West Brom are without the injured Zoltan Gera and the suspended Gabriel Tamas, so defender Craig Dawson makes his Premier League debut. Chris Brunt has passed a fitness test on his knee and is named on the bench.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 9:06 am

Swansea v West Brom line-ups

Swansea: Vorm, Rangel, Williams, Monk, Taylor, Dyer, Britton, Allen, Gower, Sinclair, Lita. Subs: Tremmel, Dobbie, Routledge, Moore, Bessone, Richards, Lucas.

West Brom: Foster, Reid, Olsson, Mulumbu, Shorey, Morrison, Dawson, Scharner, Thomas, Long, Odemwingie. Subs: Fulop, Brunt, Dorrans, McAuley, Jones, Cox, Fortune.

Referee: Martin Atkinson (England)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 9:06 am

Everton v Wigan line-ups

Everton: Howard, Hibbert, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Coleman, Fellaini, Rodwell, Bilyaletdinov, Osman, Cahill. Subs: Mucha, Heitinga, Drenthe, Stracqualursi, Neville, Barkley, Vellios.

Wigan: Al Habsi, Van Aanholt, Caldwell, Lopez, Figueroa, Gomez, Watson, McCarthy, Moses, Di Santo, Rodallega. Subs: Pollitt, Thomas, Crusat, Maloney, McArthur, Sammon, Jones.

Referee: Peter Walton (Northamptonshire)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 9:07 am

Wolverhampton v QPR line-ups

Wolverhampton: Hennessey, Stearman, Johnson, Berra, Elokobi, Kightly, Henry, O'Hara, Jarvis, Ward, Doyle. Subs: De Vries, Hunt, Vokes, Hammill, Milijas, Foley, Guedioura.

QPR: Kenny, Young, Gabbidon, Ferdinand, Traore, Barton, Derry, Faurlin, Wright-Phillips, Bothroyd, Taarabt. Subs: Murphy, Hall, Campbell, Buzsaky, Connolly, Smith, Puncheon.

Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 9:07 am

WOLVES v QPR TEAM NEWS
Wolves striker Steven Fletcher failed a late fitness test but Matt Jarvis reported fit after an ankle knock and Wolves manager Mick McCarthy included George Elokobi in the starting line-up. QPR boss Neil Warnock named an unchanged side after all five of his new signings came through the clash with Newcastle United unscathed.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 9:07 am

BOLTON v NORWICH TEAM NEWS
Striker Grant Holt is on the bench and Wes Hoolahan starts for Norwich. John Ruddy returns to action after serving a one match ban and winger Anthony Pilkington starts after recovering from a back injury. For Bolton, recent signing Tuncay makes his debut, David Ngog and Gael Kakuta are on the bench.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 9:09 am

GOALFLASH

Wolves 0-1 QPR (Joey Barton)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 9:17 am


GOALFLASH

Wolves 0-1 QPR (Joey Barton)
QPR goal: Not a classic by any means but two old Manchester City team-mates have combined to put Rangers ahead. Shaun Wright-Phillips' scuffs his first-time cross from the right, but it still finds Joey Barton, who just about gets enough on his shot to bundle the ball into the corner

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 9:17 am

GOALFLASH

Wolves 0-2 QPR (Alejandro Faurlin)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 9:17 am

GOALFLASH

Aston Villa 1-0 Newcastle (Gabriel Agbonlahor)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 9:18 am


GOALFLASH

Wolves 0-2 QPR (Alejandro Faurlin)
An electric start for Rangers at Molineux. This is a quality goal too, with Alejandro Faurlin collecting the ball on the edge of the area after a cross is half-cleared, and steering his precise shot between Wayne Hennessey and the post.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 9:18 am

FOOTBALL LEAGUE LATEST:

Nigel Clough's Derby side heaped more misery on Steve McClaren and his Nottingham Forest side as the Rams came away from City Ground with all three points despite playing almost the whole game with 10 men. Jeff Hendrick was the match winner. In League Two, Shrewsbury held on for a 3-2 win at

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 9:19 am


GOALFLASH

Aston Villa 1-0 Newcastle (Gabriel Agbonlahor)
Villa goal: Barry Bannan lifts the ball into the box, Gabriel Agbonlahor holds off Fabricio Coloccini and sweeps the ball home.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 9:19 am

PENALTY to SWANSEA

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PENALTY to SWANSEA
GOALFLASH

Swansea 1-0 West Brom (Scott Sinclair)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 9:20 am


GOALFLASH

Swansea 1-0 West Brom (Scott Sinclair)
Swansea goal: We have just seen our first Premier League goal scored in Wales, and Swansea's too. It was a definite penalty too, with Paul Scharner bringing down Joe Allen. Scott Sinclair, the Swans' spot-kick hero in the play-off final when they got promoted, makes no mistake this time either, coolly slotting home. The Swans have dominated possession and have got the goal they deserved.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 9:27 am

SCOTTISH PREMIER LATEST:

On-loan Fulham striker Lauri Dalla Valle has scored his first goal for Dundee United against Inverness Caley Thistle, but Nick Ross equalised three minutes later.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 9:28 am

GOALFLASH

Swansea 2-0 West Brom (Leroy Lita)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 9:29 am


GOALFLASH

Swansea 2-0 West Brom (Leroy Lita)
Swansea goal: After a long wait for our first Welsh Premier League goal, two come along at once, as Scott Sinclair flicks on a corner and Leroy Lita heads home his first Swansea goal at the back post - Lita will get a booking for taking off his shirt but the striker won't care.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 9:35 am

GOALFLASH

Everton 0-1 Wigan (Franco di Santo)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 9:37 am

GOALFLASH

Everton 1-1 Wigan (Phil Jagielka)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 9:38 am


GOALFLASH

Everton 0-1 Wigan (Franco di Santo)

GOALFLASH

Everton 1-1 Wigan (Phil Jagielka)
It has gone crazy at Goodison, two goals in two minutes.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 9:39 am


GOALFLASH

Everton 0-1 Wigan (Franco di Santo)
Wigan goal: It's against the run of play but Wigan won't care. Franco Di Santo was heading towards the corner flag but turned back towards goal and his shot from near the corner of the box was deflected off Tony Hibbert and past Tim Howard.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 9:40 am

GOALFLASH

Bolton 0-1 Norwich (Anthony Pilkington)

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GOALFLASH

Everton 1-1 Wigan (Phil Jagielka)
Everton goal: But Wigan's lead does not last long. Just 97 seconds later Tim Cahill's header hits the post and leaves Ali Al-Habsi falling to the ground and thereford unable to keep out Phil Jagielka's headed follow up from six yards out.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 9:42 am


GOALFLASH

Bolton 0-1 Norwich (Anthony Pilkington)
Norwich goal: At last, the Canaries convert one of their chances. Leon Barnett turns a cross back into the danger zone and, after a scramble in the six-yard box, Anthony Pilkington prods home from point-blank range.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 9:45 am

GOALFLASH

Bolton 0-2 Norwich (Bradley Johnson)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 9:48 am


GOALFLASH

Bolton 0-2 Norwich (Bradley Johnson)
Norwich goal:All of a sudden, Norwich are finding this scoring lark easy. Bradley Johnson leaps highest to meet a cross into the box and his downward header beats Jussi Jaaskelainen. That's Johnson's first goal since joining from Leeds, and all four of the Canaries Premier League goals this season have come from different scorers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 9:49 am

RED CARD

Bolton's Ivan Klasnic

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 9:51 am


RED CARD

Bolton's Ivan Klasnic
Bolton red card: Bolton's afternoon goes from bad to worse. Ivan Klasnic did indeed go forehead-to-forehead with Marc Tierny, but he hardly wipes him out. Tierny, goes to earth like the proverbial sack of spuds and referee Howard Webb, after a bit of a think, sends Klasnic off. He was a bit silly, but that is harsh.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 9:54 am

Half Time

Barclays Premier League

Aston Villa 1 v 0 Newcastle
Bolton 0 v 2 Norwich
Everton 1 v 1 Wigan
Swansea 2 v 0 West Brom
Wolverhampton 0 v 2 QPR

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 10:16 am

GOALFLASH

Swansea 3-0 West Brom (Nathan Dyer)

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GOALFLASH

Swansea 3-0 West Brom (Nathan Dyer)
Swansea goal: It's raining goals in Wales. Goalkeeper Michael Vorm's long punt is nodded on by Leroy Lita for Nathan Dyer, who fires through Ben Foster's legs for a third Swansea goal.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 10:17 am

GOALFLASH

Aston Villa 1-1 Newcastle (Leon Best)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 10:22 am


GOALFLASH

Aston Villa 1-1 Newcastle (Leon Best)
Newcastle goal: Seconds after hitting the bar through Yohan Cabaye's rasping shot, the Magpies are level. Cheik Tiote hoists the ball back into the area and although Shay Given keeps out Leon Best's first header, the rebound falls for the Newcastle striker to smash home the rebound. Given, to his credit, almost kept that out too. Replays show Best is definitely onside too.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 10:23 am

Everton do make a change. Royston Drenthe is coming on, replacing Diniyar Bilyaletdinov. Who I don't like so much (as a text commentator) because he is called Bilyaletdinov.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 10:24 am

PENALTY to BOLTON

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PENALTY to BOLTON
GOALFLASH

Bolton 1-2 Norwich (Martin Petrov)

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GOALFLASH

Bolton 1-2 Norwich (Martin Petrov)
Bolton goal: Apologies to Norwich fans for tempting fate there. Anyway, Leon Barnett barges over David Ngog and Howard Webb points to the spot. Martin Petrov steps up to slot home the penalty and Bolton's 10 men are back in this. Norwich, by the way, have conceded a penalty in all five of their Premier League games this season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 10:33 am

News of the Women's Euro 2013 qualifiers, where Hope Powell's England are leading Serbia 2-0 at the hour mark thanks to a Rachel Yankey strike and an own goal.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 10:33 am

FOOTBALL LEAGUE UPDATE:
Don Cowie has given Cardiff the lead against Blackpool in the Championship, as Japanese midfielder Yuki Abe strikes for Leicester against leaders Brighton. In League One, Notts County are 2-0 up at Stevenage and Preston lead Brentford 2-1. In League Two, Torquay have come from behind to pull level at 3-3 against Rotherham as Morecambe look to go clear at the top leading Dagenham and Redbridge 2-0, Danny Carlton with his 6th goal of the season for the Shrimps.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 10:49 am

GOALFLASH

Everton 2-1 Wigan (Vellios)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 10:49 am

GOALFLASH

Wolves 0-3 QPR (DJ Campbell)

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GOALFLASH

Everton 2-1 Wigan (Vellios)
Everton goal: Know the name Apostolos Vellios? You do now. The teenage Greek striker puts Everton ahead with a well directed header from 14 yards out, after meeting Tony Hibbert's inch-perfect cross. Everton lead, with four minutes of the 90 left.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 10:52 am

There will be NINE minutes of added time at the Liberty Stadium because of that Neil Taylor injury.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 11:01 am

Full Time

Barclays Premier League

Aston Villa 1 v 1 Newcastle
Bolton 1 v 2 Norwich
Everton 3 v 1 Wigan
Swansea 3 v 0 West Brom
Wolverhampton 0 v 3 QPR

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 2:02 am

Wigan striker Hugo Rodallega faces three months out after damaging knee ligaments

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 2:04 am

Sunday, 18 September 2011 Fixutres

Barclays Premier League

Tottenham v Liverpool, 13:30
Fulham v Man City, 15:00
Sunderland v Stoke, 15:00
Man Utd v Chelsea, 16:00

Npower Championship
Southampton v Birmingham, 15:00

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 6:06 am

Toadys big matches

Rangers v Celtic (SPL, 1230 BST)
Tottenham v Liverpool (Premier League, 1330 BST)
Fulham v Man City (Premier League, 1500 BST)
Southampton v Birmingham (Championship, 1500 BST)
Sunderland v Stoke (Premier League, 1500 BST)
Man Utd v Chelsea (Premier League, 1600 BST)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 6:06 am

BREAKING NEWS
Manager Peter Reid has parted company with Plymouth following Saturday's defeat by Southend, their eighth successive away defeat. Argyle are rock bottom of League Two with severe financial problems. Good luck to whoever replaces Reid as Pilgrims boss... they are going to need it.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 6:07 am

Rangers v Celtic news
In Glasgow it's a dry and relatively bright day (for now) for the first Old Firm derby of the season. Rangers, the current Scottish Premier League leaders, are the hosts but Celtic will overtake their great rivals if they are able to win at Ibrox this lunchtime. For Rangers, Sasa Papac and Nikica Jelavic replace Kirk Broadfoot and Juanma Ortiz. Celtic also make two changes with Badr El Kaddouri and captain Scott Brown in for James Forest and Joe Ledley.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 6:21 am

Rangers v Celtic line-ups

Rangers: McGregor, Whittaker, Goian, Bocanegra, Papac, Naismith, Davis, Edu, Wylde, Lafferty, Jelavic. Subs: Alexander, Broadfoot, McCulloch, Fleck, Healy, Juanma Ortiz, Perry.

Celtic: Forster, Mark Wilson, Loovens, Kelvin Wilson, El Kaddouri, Brown, Kayal, Ki, Mulgrew, Hooper, Samaras. Subs: Zaluska, Matthews, Stokes, Bangura, Ledley, Forrest, Wanyama.

Referee: Craig Thomson (Scotland)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 6:22 am

TOTTENHAM v LIVERPOOL NEWS
This is is a match-up that has own-goal written all over it. Martin Skrtel netted at both ends the last time Tottenham hosted Liverpool, before Aaron Lennon slotted home an injury-time winner. And Jamie Carragher has scored three times into his own net while playing Spurs - the same number of league goals he has in his entire Anfield career. Harry Redknapp sent his kids to Salonika in the Europa League on Thursday so his first team could prepare - but they could slip into the bottom three if results elsewhere go against them.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 6:27 am

TOTTENHAM v LIVERPOOL NEWS
Liverpool striker Andy Carroll isn't certain to start today but Harry Redknapp is wary of his threat. He said: "As a player, he is a real handful. When you go up against him you know you have had a game." Meanwhile, Reds midfielder Charlie Adam is ready to make an impact against the club that nearly signed him in January. He said: "I'm happy with my form so far but obviously you want to do better.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 6:40 am

Kick-off was delayed because Celtic fans chucked dozens of beachballs on the Ibrox pitch. Pat Nevin on Radio 5 live explains: "The beachballs are because Celtic are in Europe… and Rangers are not!"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 6:59 am

BREAKING LIVERPOOL TEAM NEWS
Andy Carroll does start up front, replacing Dirk Kuyt in the Reds' only change from last weekend's defeat by Stoke. Spurs are unchanged.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 6:59 am

GOALFLASH

Rangers 1-0 Celtic (Steven Naismith)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 7:00 am

Tottenham v Liverpool line-ups

Tottenham: Friedel, Walker, Kaboul, King, Assou-Ekotto, Kranjcar, Parker, Modric, Bale, Adebayor, Defoe. Subs: Cudicini, Pavlyuchenko, Van der Vaart, Giovani, Bassong, Corluka, Livermore.

Liverpool: Reina, Skrtel, Carragher, Agger, Jose Enrique, Henderson, Lucas, Adam, Downing, Suarez, Carroll. Subs: Doni, Maxi, Coates, Kuyt, Spearing, Bellamy, Robinson.

Referee: Mike Jones (Cheshire)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 7:00 am

TOTTENHAM v LIVERPOOL TEAM NEWS
Andy Carroll starts for Liverpool, replacing Dirk Kuyt but otherwise Kenny Dalglish sticks with the same team that lost 1-0 at Stoke. Jamie Carragher keeps his starting place, with Sebastian Coates on the bench, along with Craig Bellamy. Rafael van der Vaart has recovered from a hamstring injury but can only make the bench as Tottenham keep the same team that beat Wolves 2-0 last weekend. Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermain Defoe start up front.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 7:00 am


GOALFLASH

Rangers 1-0 Celtic (Steven Naismith)
Rangers goal: No stopping this one, a real rocket by Steven Naismith. Kelvin Wilson should have put his foot through another Kyle Lafferty cross but his clearance only finds Naismith on the edge of the area to power a fierce drive past Fraser Forster and into the top corner of the net.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 7:06 am

Peter Reid and Plymouth have parted company, in that Reid was sacked.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 7:09 am

GOALFLASH

Rangers 1-1 Celtic (Gary Hooper)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 7:10 am

Stats for today:

If he scores today, Wayne Rooney will become the second player to score in each of the first five matches of the season after Jose Antonio Reyes for Arsenal in 2004/2005 and the first United player to achieve this in the league in 65 years since Jack Rowley in 1946/1947.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 7:11 am


GOALFLASH

Rangers 1-1 Celtic (Gary Hooper)
Celtic goal: What a finish this is, by Gary Hooper. Scott Brown slips him clear with a perfect reverse pass and former S(I_am_a_loser_who_has_no_respect_for_women)horpe man Hooper clips his shot past Allan McGregor and into the bottom corner. Exquisite. Super Hooper indeed.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 7:18 am

GOALFLASH

Rangers 1-2 Celtic (Badr El Kaddouri)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 7:21 am


GOALFLASH

Rangers 1-2 Celtic (Badr El Kaddouri)
Celtic goal: An absolute disaster for Rangers keeper Allan McGregor. Badr El Kaddouri tries his luck from the edge of the area but can only manage a daisy-cutter which should be easily dealt with by McGregor, who is right behind it... but lets the ball slip through his fingers and through his legs. It creeps over the line. The horrified reaction of the Rangers fans behind his goal tells its own story - that was a howler of Massimo Taibi proportions.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 7:21 am

HALF-TIME

Rangers 1-2 Celtic

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 7:41 am

GOALFLASH

Tottenham 1-0 Liverpool (Luka Modric)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 7:42 am


GOALFLASH

Tottenham 1-0 Liverpool (Luka Modric)
After eight minutes, Tottenham goal: Spurs lead and it is through a real beauty. Liverpool think they have averted the danger when Jermain Defoe is dispossessed on the edge of the area but the ball drops for Luka Modric to slam a pin-point first-time shot past Pepe Reina and into the top corner. What a strike.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 7:51 am

GOALFLASH

Rangers 2-2 Celtic (Nikica Jelavic)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 7:52 am

Yellow Card

Charlie Adam became the first player to be booked at White Hart Lane after catching Gareth Bale. Bale is causing Liverpool a LOT of problems, as many of you predicted. Just over 15 minutes gone and Spurs lead 1-0.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in Scottish soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 7:54 am


GOALFLASH

Rangers 2-2 Celtic (Nikica Jelavic)
Rangers goal: Nobody is ruling this one out. Steven Davis sends over the corner, Nikica Jelavic leaps highest to meet it and powers home a downward header. All-square again.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 7:58 am

GOALFLASH

Rangers 3-2 Celtic (Kyle Lafferty)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 7:59 am

Yellow Card

At White Hart Lane, Emmanuel Adebayor joins Charlie Adam in referee Mike Jones' book after clattering Andy Carroll. At Ibrox, Celtic go within a whisker of taking the lead when Glenn Loovens heads against the post.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 8:00 am


GOALFLASH

Rangers 3-2 Celtic (Kyle Lafferty)
Rangers goal: This time, Kyle Lafferty DOES take his chance. After a goalmouth scramble, he has his shot blocked but then fires home from the rebound. Rangers lead, in what has been a topsy-turvy old match. Twenty minutes of that one to go.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 8:01 am

RED CARD

Liverpool's Charlie Adam

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RED CARD

Liverpool's Charlie Adam
Liverpool red card: It's not been a great opening half-hour for Liverpool. And it has just got worse. Charlie Adam, booked earlier remember, catches Scott Parker with a follow-through as they chase a dropping ball. I don't think he meant it, but Adam sent Parker flying and that is a yellow card all day long. Liverpool are 1-0 down and down to 10 men.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 8:06 am

RED CARD

Celtic's Charlie Mulgrew

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 8:08 am

Gareth Bale smashes a free-kick over from 25 yards out. For all their dominance, Tottenham still lead by only one goal.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 8:08 am


RED CARD

Celtic's Charlie Mulgrew
Celtic red card: Not much debate about this one. Charlie Mulgrew, who has been treading a fine line for a while now, slides in late on Steven Davis. That's a second yellow card and Celtic must chase the game with 10 men.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 8:10 am

YELLOW CARD

Martin Skrtel is booked for bringing down Gareth Bale. That's the last thing the makeshift Liverpool right-back needs, with the Tottenham winger already causing him no end of trouble down that flank.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 8:11 am

Charlie Adam becomes the first Liverpool player to be sent off in the Premier League since the return of Kenny Dalglish in January.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 8:14 am

YELLOW CARD

About five minutes to go until half-time at White Hart Lane. It's been a forgettable first 40 minutes for Liverpool, and their problems continue. Sebastian Coates' first notable contribution to English football is to haul down Emmanuel Adebayor on the edge of the area. That's a booking and another free-kick to Spurs in a dangerous position.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 8:24 am

YELLOW CARD

Liverpool seem determined to pile on the misery for their fans at White Hart Lane. Luis Suarez ends the first half by going into referee Mike Jones' book for sarcastically applauding the linesman.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in Scottish soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 8:24 am

GOALFLASH

Rangers 4-2 Celtic (Steven Naismith)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 8:25 am

HALF-TIME

Tottenham 1-0 Liverpool

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GOALFLASH

Rangers 4-2 Celtic (Steven Naismith)
Rangers goal: Just to make absolutely certain of the points, Rangers nab a fourth in stoppage time. Steven Naismith gets on the end of a cross from the right and calmly side-foots home.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 8:30 am

SUNDERLAND v STOKE NEWS
Sunderland are still looking for their first win of the season so what better opportunity than a home game against a Stoke City side that had play a Europa League in the Ukraine on Thursday. Easier said than done - a Stoke win will push them into the top four. What better incentive than a place among the Premier League's Champions League spots.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 8:30 am

FULHAM v MAN CITY NEWS
Manchester City get their first taste of how to balance domestic and European football in the same week, but in this instance they may be thankful that they have to negotiate an away trip to bottom of the table Fulham. The Cottagers have managed two league goals to City's 15 this season, with boss Martin Jol vowing to go on the attack. Expect goals, then, but not necessarily at the City end.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 8:34 am

Fulham v Man City line-ups

Fulham: Schwarzer, Kelly, Baird, Hangeland, John Arne Riise, Duff, Murphy, Sidwell, Dempsey, Zamora, Dembele. Subs: Etheridge, Orlando Sa, Kasami, Ruiz, Senderos, Gecov, Grygera.

Man City: Hart, Richards, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy, Barry, Toure Yaya, Nasri, Aguero, Silva, Dzeko. Subs: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Johnson, Kolarov, Toure, Tevez, Balotelli.

Referee: Mark Clattenburg (England)

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 8:35 am

All six of Manchester City's Champions League group games are actually followed by away trips in the Premier League. Not easy, that. Especially when Manchester Unite, Chelsea and Liverpool are among the domestic opponents they will face.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 8:36 am

SOUTHAMPTON v BIRMINGHAM NEWS
There's only one team who can win this if you look at the statistics. Southampton, who could go top of the Championship with a victory, have won their last 12 games at St Mary's while Birmingham haven't recorded an away win for seven months. Saints manager Nigel Adkins is looking for back-to-back promotion and a three points today will give him his 100th win of his managerial career.

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Sunderland v Stoke line-ups

Sunderland: Mignolet, O'Shea, Bramble, Brown, Richardson, Elmohamady, Gardner, Vaughan, Larsson, Sessegnon, Bendtner. Subs: Westwood, Turner, Cattermole, Wickham, Colback, Ji, McClean.

Stoke: Begovic, Huth, Shawcross, Woodgate, Wilson, Jerome, Delap, Whitheead, Etherington, Walters, Crouch. Subs: Sorensen, Whelan, Jones, Pennant, Upson, Wilkinson, Palacios.

Referee: Kevin Friend (England)

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FULL-TIME

Rangers 4-2 Celtic

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FULHAM v MAN CITY TEAM NEWS
Fulham make four changes to the side which drew with FC Twente on Thursday with John Arne Riise, Stephen Kelly, Damien Duff and Bobby Zamora all recalled to the side. Just two changes for Manchester City, who switch their full-backs. Micah Richards and Gael Clichy replace Pablo Zabaleta and Aleksandar Kolorov.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 8:42 am

Southampton v Birmingham line-ups

Southampton: Davis, Richardson, Fonte, Hooiveld, Fox, Do Prado, Hammond, Cork, Lallana, Connolly, Lambert. Subs: Bialkowski, Schneiderlin, Martin, Chaplow, De Ridder.

Birmingham: Myhill, Carr, Caldwell, Davies, Ridgewell, Burke, Gomis, Spector, Beausejour, Wood, King. Subs: Doyle, Murphy, Elliott, Rooney, Redmond.

Referee: Dean Whitestone (Northamptonshire)

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 8:43 am

Liverpool want a penalty when Benoit Assou-Ekotto tangles with Andy Carroll as they chase a clipped Luis Suarez pass into the box. Referee Mike Jones is having none of it.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 8:45 am

SUNDERLAND v STOKE TEAM NEWS
So what does Steve Bruce do as he tries to inspire his Sunderland team to that elusive first win? He drops combative captain Lee Cattermole. It also means John O'Shea - returning from injury - comes in, as does Ahmed Elmohamady and David Vaughan to replace Jack Colback and the suspended Phil Bardsley. Stoke almost have a completely different team out than the one that faced Dynamo Kiev as Asmir Begovic, Marc Wilson, Jonathan Woodgate, Dean Whitheead, Rory Delap, Matthew Etherington, Jon Walters and Peter Crouch are included. That's eight changes if you are counting.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 8:55 am

RED CARD

Liverpool's Martin Skrtel

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 8:59 am


RED CARD

Liverpool's Martin Skrtel
Liverpool red card: Liverpool are down to NINE men. Martin Skrtel clatters into the back of Gareth Bale, again, and, despite Jamie Carragher bizarrely telling his team-mate to stay on the pitch, he's off. A stupid, needless, brainless challenge, with 25 minutes to go.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 8:59 am

GOALFLASH

Tottenham 2-0 Liverpool (Jermain Defoe)

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GOALFLASH

Tottenham 2-0 Liverpool (Jermain Defoe)
Tottenham goal: It really is game over now. Rafael van der Vaart feeds Jermain Defoe in acres of space, and he turns past Jose Enrique before lashing the ball into the net.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 9:01 am

GOALFLASH

Tottenham 3-0 Liverpool (Emmanuel Adebayor)

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GOALFLASH

Tottenham 3-0 Liverpool (Emmanuel Adebayor)
Tottenham goal: The floodgates have opened, and even Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina is having a nightmarish afternoon. He spills Jermain Defoe's shot from the edge of the box, and Emmanuel Adebayor is first to the rebound, taking the ball past the keeper and stroking the ball home.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 9:03 am

We are under way at Craven Cottage and the Stadium of Light. Craig Bellamy and Jay Spearing are on for Liverpool, with Stewart Downing and Luis Suarez coming off.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 9:05 am

The Spurs fans are 'ole-ing' every pass now, and there are quite a few of them because Liverpool are chasing shadows. This is a far cry from Tottenham's last home game, a 5-1 defeat by Manchester City.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 9:07 am

GOALFLASH

Sunderland 1-0 Stoke (Titus Bramble)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 9:08 am

MAN UTD v CHELSEA NEWS
Andre Villas-Boas faces Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United for the first time in managerial combat - charged with the task of ending the champions' 100% record in the Premier League this season. Chelsea will provide the most serious test United have faced so far, while Chelsea's performance may deliver an early measure of progress under their new young Portuguese manager.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 9:09 am

Emmanuel Adebayor becomes the first Spurs player since Jermain Defoe in February 2004 to score at least once in his first two league matches for Tottenham.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 9:09 am


GOALFLASH

Sunderland 1-0 Stoke (Titus Bramble)
Sunderland goal: It's a perfect start for beleaguered Sunderland. A Seb Larsson corner reaches Titus Bramble and his shot is fumbled by Asmir Begovic to squirm over the line.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 9:12 am

GOALFLASH

Sunderland 2-0 Stoke (Jonathan Woodgate og)

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 9:13 am

Gareth Bale has been a real menace for Spurs today, but he still can't finish. He meets Benoit Assou-Ekotto's cross, but skews his first-time shot a mile wide.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 9:15 am


GOALFLASH

Sunderland 2-0 Stoke (Jonathan Woodgate og)
Sunderland goal: If it is a perfect start for Sunderland it's turning out to be a nightmare start for Stoke and in particular Jonathan Woodgate. Sebastian Larsson's dangerous floated pass into the box is headed into his own by Woodgate as he tries to stop the ball reaching Nicholas Bendtner.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 9:16 am

BREAKING MAN UTD AND CHELSEA TEAM NEWS
Phil Jones and Jonny Evans get the nod at centre-back for Manchester United and Rio Ferdinand is not even on the bench. Daniel Sturridge starts for Chelsea, alongside Fernando Torres. More details shortly.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 9:19 am

GOALFLASH

Southampton 1-0 Birmingham (Rickie Lambert pen)

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GOALFLASH

Southampton 1-0 Birmingham (Rickie Lambert pen)
Southampton goal: Southampton take the lead against Birmingham, and it's their talisman Rickie Lambert who fires in from the penalty spot after he himself was brought down in the box by Steven Caldwell.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 9:19 am

GOALFLASH

Fulham 0-1 Man City (Sergio Aguero)

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Latest:

Fulham 0-2 Man City

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Man Utd v Chelsea line-ups

Man Utd: De Gea, Smalling, Jones, Evans, Evra, Nani, Fletcher, Anderson, Young, Rooney, Hernandez. Subs: Lindegaard, Berbatov, Giggs, Park, Carrick, Fabio Da Silva, Valencia.

Chelsea: Cech, Bosingwa, Ivanovic, Terry, Cole, Ramires, Meireles, Lampard, Sturridge, Torres, Mata. Subs: Turnbull, Luiz, Romeu, Mikel, Malouda, Lukaku, Anelka.

Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 10:08 am

FULL-TIME

Tottenham 4-0 Liverpool

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GOALFLASH

Man Utd 1-0 Chelsea (Chris Smalling)

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GOALFLASH

Man Utd 1-0 Chelsea (Chris Smalling)
Man Utd goal: Offside? Possibly. But where was the Chelsea defence? Chris Smalling ghosts in at the far post to get on the end of Ashley Young's curling free-kick. United lead, inside the first 10 minutes.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 10:15 am

GOALFLASH

Southampton 3-1 Birmingham (Chris Wood)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 10:17 am

GOALFLASH

Fulham 1-2 Man City (Bobby Zamora)

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GOALFLASH

Fulham 1-2 Man City (Bobby Zamora)
Fulham goal: Ah, maybe I spoke too soon about Manchester's dominance. Bobby Zamora puts Fulham back in it, picking up Clint Dempsey's pass and curling into the top corner of the net from the edge of the box. A lovely finish. Zamora for England? Possibly!

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 10:18 am

GOALFLASH

Sunderland 4-0 Stoke (Seb Larsson)

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GOALFLASH

Sunderland 4-0 Stoke (Seb Larsson)
Sunderland goal: It gets worse and worse for Stoke. Seb Larsson has just wrapped his foot around the ball from a free-kick and his curling shot is too good for Asmir Begovic.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 10:21 am


GOALFLASH

Southampton 3-1 Birmingham (Chris Wood)
Birmingham goal: This makes things interesting. Early in the second half and Birmingham pull a goal back through on-loan West Brom striker Chris Wood, who fires in a free-kick from the edge of the area.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 10:21 am

Fulham are pressing here. Moussa Dembele sends Clint Dempsey running through, but Micah Richards nips in to make a superbly timed tackle. Dembele has just forced a decent save from Joe Hart too, with a pot-shot from 25 yards out.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 10:33 am

Fernando Torres goes for the spectacular, swivelling to meet Daniel Sturridge's cross from the right, but his overhead kick is a long way wide, bringing jeers from the United fans. Still, Chelsea are are right in this game.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 10:35 am

GOALFLASH

Fulham 2-2 Man City (Danny Murphy)

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GOALFLASH

Fulham 2-2 Man City (Danny Murphy)
Fulham goal: Danny Murphy's shot from about 25 yards out takes a big deflection off Vincent Kompany and flies past Joe Hart. The Cottagers complete their comeback. Still plenty of time for a winner too.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 10:39 am

GOALFLASH

Man Utd 2-0 Chelsea (Nani)

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GOALFLASH

Man Utd 2-0 Chelsea (Nani)
Man Utd goal: A real cracker this, and what a way for Nani to mark his 100th league game for United. Chelsea's defence stands and watches as he cuts inside from the right and hammers an unstoppable shot home from 25 yards out. United have breathing space, with five minutes to go until the break.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 10:45 am

GOALFLASH

Southampton 4-1 Birmingham (Richard Chaplow)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 10:47 am

GOALFLASH

Man Utd 3-0 Chelsea (Wayne Rooney)

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GOALFLASH

Man Utd 3-0 Chelsea (Wayne Rooney)
Man Utd goal: Far, far too easy for United this. Chelsea back off and allow United to rampage down the right, with Phil Jones surging forward. Nani's back-heel in the box is blocked but Chelsea smash the ball straight at him as they attempt to clear, with the ball running straight to Wayne Rooney to convert from point-blank range.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 10:50 am

HALF-TIME

Man Utd 3-0 Chelsea

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 10:57 am

FULL-TIME

Fulham 2-2 Man City
Sunderland 4-0 Stoke

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 11:06 am

GOALFLASH

Man Utd 3-1 Chelsea (Fernando Torres)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 11:07 am


GOALFLASH

Man Utd 3-1 Chelsea (Fernando Torres)
Chelsea goal: Game on? Possibly. Nice goal, anyway. Nicolas Anelka slips in Fernando Torres, who flicks his shot past David de Gea with the subtlest of finishes, just 30 seconds into the second half. Still a long way back from 3-1 down at Old Trafford, mind.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 11:14 am

PENALTY to Manchester United

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 11:17 am


PENALTY to Manchester United
MISSED PENALTY

Wayne Rooney, who slips and fires wide

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 11:18 am

MISSED PENALTY

United missed penalty: Right, where do we start? Nani cuts inside and slams a rasping shot against the bar, before sprinting to meet the rebound and being sent tumbling by Jose Bosingwa, who is lucky not to be sent off. John Terry is booked for arguing as Wayne Rooney waits to take his spot-kick, and then we see echoes of Terry's Champions League shoot-out miss against United in Moscow as Rooney slips while taking his penalty and firing a long way wide.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 11:22 am

A couple of changes by United. Antonio Valencia and Michael Carrick for Chris Smalling and Anderson.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 11:23 am

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini after seeing Fulham fight back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2: "It's incredible, we lost two points after we scored two goals and dominated the game, but I think this can be a lesson for us. When we have the chances we should score."

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 11:32 am

Only eight of 18 Premier League penalties this season have been converted.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 11:53 am

Five minutes of stoppage time to be played at Old Trafford.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 11:56 am

FULL-TIME

Man Utd 3-1 Chelsea

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/19/11 at 11:25 am

Big-spending Man City boss Roberto Mancini says he needs more midfielders

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/19/11 at 12:05 pm

Monday, 19 September 2011 Fixture

Npower Championship

Ipswich v Coventry, 19:45

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/19/11 at 12:28 pm

Port Vale's Gary Roberts has been suspended for 14 days after failing to report for training.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/19/11 at 12:29 pm

Korean striker Park Ju Young, Japanese forward Ryo Miyaichi and fellow 18-year-old Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all expected to make their full debuts for Arsenal in Tuesday's Carling Cup third round tie against Shrewsbury.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/19/11 at 12:32 pm

Referee Mike Jones, who sent off two Liverpool players at Tottenham on Sunday, has not been given a match this weekend, he will be the fourth official at West Brom v Fulham, but the Premier League say it is simple rotation policy and both his dismissals were correct decisions.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/19/11 at 12:50 pm

Tottenham winger Gareth Bale thinks new signings Emmanuel Adebayor and Scott Parker have given Tottenham the lift they needed following the turmoil the club endured over Luka Modric's future this summer. "Adebayor is a great character. He gets along with everyone. He has lifted the spirits in the place," he said. "Scott is a leader. He shows that on the pitch. He is aggressive and he plays with his heart on his sleeve."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/19/11 at 1:38 pm

Sir Bobby Charlton is surprised but delighted at Manchester United's 100% start to the Premier League season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/19/11 at 1:51 pm

Former Arsenal and Manchester City midfielder Patrick Vieira believes player development in England has to improve and hopes  Manchester City's new 80-acre training complex  can help the situation. "England does not produce as much talent as it should based on the passion for the game and the number of kids who are playing," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/19/11 at 2:44 pm

Half-time in the Championship match between Ipswich and Coventry at Portman Road and the home side are in command 2-0 up, courtesy of an own goal and a fine strike from Keith Andrews.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/19/11 at 2:44 pm

Blackburn confirm their trip to India, postponed last month, will go ahead in early October. The team will take advantage of next month's international break to play a friendly against FC Pune on October 8.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/19/11 at 2:48 pm

Elsewhere at half-time in the Conference North it is Worcester 2-0 Solihull Motors, while in the Conference South at the interval it is Boreham Wood 1-0 Welling and Chelmsford 2-0 Tonbridge Angels.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/19/11 at 3:01 pm

Former Coleraine player and manager Tony Curley has died, aged 72.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 1:25 am

Ipswich Town beat Coventry City 3-0 to move 13th in the Championship table

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 1:26 am

Tuesday, 20 September 2011 Fixtures

Carling Cup

Aldershot v Rochdale, R3, 19:45
Arsenal v Shrewsbury, R3, 19:45
Aston Villa v Bolton, R3, 19:45
Burnley v MK Dons, R3, 19:45
Leeds v Man Utd, R3, 19:45
Nott'm Forest v Newcastle, R3, 19:45
Stoke v Tottenham, R3, 19:45
Wolverhampton v Millwall, R3, 19:45
Blackburn v Leyton Orient, R3, 20:00
Crystal Palace v Middlesbrough, R3, 20:00

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 11:45 am

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez will be back in training on Wednesday according to the player's agent. The Mexican was injured after a late challenge by Chelsea's Ashley Cole during Sunday's Premier League game at Old Trafford that United won 3-1. United boss Sir Alex Ferguson called the tackle  "shocking"  and feared his player may be out for at least a couple of weeks.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 11:46 am

Defender Danny Gabbidon could be fit for QPR's Premier League game against Aston Villa on Sunday after his knee injury  proved less serious than first feared.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 11:50 am

Sheffield Wednesday sign goalkeeper  Stephen Bywater  on a 93-day emergency loan deal as cover for the injured Nicky Weaver.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 11:51 am

Chelsea manager Andres Villas-Boas has vowed to field several youngsters in their Carling Cup tie against Fulham on Wednesday. Villas-Boas confirmed Josh McEachran, Romelu Lukaku, Oriol Romeu and Ryan Bertrand would all start.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 11:53 am

West Brom striker Shane Long is doubtful for Wednesday's Carling Cup third-round clash at Everton after suffering a bout of flu.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 1:22 pm

Aston Villa v Bolton line-ups

Aston Villa: Given, Hutton, Collins, Dunne, Warnock, Albrighton, Petrov, Ireland, Bannan, Agbonlahor, Delfouneso. Subs: Guzan, N'Zogbia, Delph, Beye, Lowry, Gardner, Burke.

Bolton: Bogdan, Steinsson, Cahill, Wheater, Gardner, Eagles, Holden, Muamba, Pratley, Kakuta, Ngog. Subs: Jaaskelainen, Robinson, Sanli, Petrov, Kevin Davies, Mark Davies, Blake.

Referee: Darren Deadman (Cambridgeshire)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 1:22 pm

Arsenal v Shrewsbury line-ups

Arsenal: Fabianski, Jenkinson, Miquel, Djourou, Gibbs, Coquelin, Frimpong, Benayoun, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Park, Chamakh. Subs: Martinez, Miyaichi, Aneke, Boateng, Ozyakup, Watt, Yennaris.

Shrewsbury: Smith, Grandison, Hazell, Goldson, Jacobson, Wright, McAllister, Wroe, Ainsworth, Collins, Morgan. Subs: Chris Neal, Leslie, Richards, Bradshaw, Male, Jon Taylor.

Referee: Tony Bates (Staffordshire)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 1:23 pm

BREAKING MAN UTD TEAM NEWS

Dimitar Berbatov and Michael Owen make their first starts of the season for United.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 1:26 pm

Stoke v Tottenham line-ups

Stoke: Sorensen, Shotton, Huth, Upson, Wilson, Pennant, Palacios, Whelan, Etherington, Jones, Jerome. Subs: Nash, Pugh, Diao, Walters, Delap, Crouch, Wilkinson.

Tottenham: Gomes, Corluka, Kaboul, Bassong, Assou-Ekotto, Carroll, Livermore, Sandro, Giovani, Van der Vaart, Pavlyuchenko. Subs: Cudicini, Defoe, Falque, Townsend, Kane, Caballos, Luongo.

Referee: Lee Probert (Wiltshire)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 1:29 pm

ALDERSHOT v ROCHDALE NEWS

Rochdale, in the third round for the first time since they were runners-up in 1962, have never lost to a lower division side in the League Cup. Mind you, this is only their seventh season outside of the basement division since the competition began in 1960. Aldershot, the lowest ranked team to make it this far, have already claimed the scalps of West Ham and Carlisle to reach this stage and will be looking to continue their progress with a third upset.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 1:29 pm

CRYSTAL PALACE v MIDDLESBROUGH NEWS

Middlesbrough left Selhurst Park with three points on Saturday, now they are back to try to book a place in round four of the Carling Cup too. That hard-fought win briefly put Boro top of the Championship and it was Palace's first at home this season. Another tight game this time round? Eagles boss Dougie Freedman thinks so. "The way both teams are playing, it will be close again," Freedman said. "I'm expecting a similar game."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 1:29 pm

Scottish Communties League Cup update:

We have seven SPL sides in action tonight, with Motherwell hosting Hibs and St Mirren travelling to St Johnstone. Elsewhere, there is a tricky visit to Airdire United for Dundee United, while Aberdeen are at home to East Fife, who were demolished 6-0 at Pittodrie in last season's Scottish Cup, and Kilmarnock entertain Queen of the South.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 1:30 pm

BLACKBURN v LEYTON ORIENT NEWS

Beating Arsenal at the weekend has relieved the pressure on Blackburn boss Steve Kean, but losing to Orient would heap a lot of it back on again. O's boss Russell Slade will sympathise. His side's run to the fifth-round of the FA Cup last season coincided with a remarkable unbeaten streak in League One but they badly need some similar magic from the Carling Cup to kickstart their campaign in League One. They are rock bottom, and without a league win.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 1:30 pm

Blackburn boss Steve Kean on tonight's game with League One strugglers Leyton Orient:

"We will treat Orient as though we are playing Arsenal. If you think you are playing a lowly side who are struggling then it can become a banana skin. You have to give them respect, you have to do your homework and you have to set about your sessions as you would a Premier League match."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 1:34 pm

Arsenal, as expected, make a host of changes from their weekend defeat by Blackburn. They hand a debut to South Korean forward Park Chu-young while there is also a first start for promising youngster Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Shrewsbury, meanwhile, are without captain Ian Sharps through injury.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 1:35 pm

ARSENAL v SHREWSBURY NEWS

Having fallen at the final hurdle of this tournament last season, Arsenal will be keen to go one better in this season's Carling Cup. But while victory over League Two opposition at the Emirates Stadium would ordinarily be a given, Arsenal's current form means nothing is guaranteed. Beaten at the weekend Arsene Wenger's side host an in-form Shrewsbury, who have won six of their last eight matches in all competitions. Could this be surprisingly competitive?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 1:35 pm

ASTON VILLA v BOLTON NEWS

Alex McLeish knows all about this competition having led Birmingham to Carling Cup glory only last season - and what the Scot wouldn't give to win it again with Aston Villa this campaign, a surefire way to quell any lingering doubts among Villa fans unhappy at McLeish's former association with their rivals. Bolton could really do with a tonic too, however, having lost 12 of their last 16 matches, including their last four in the league - can they turn the tide against a side unbeaten at home in eight? Tough ask."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 1:36 pm

BURNLEY v MK DONS NEWS

Expect a feast of goals at Turf Moor tonight. Championship side Burnley are without a clean sheet all season but have been prolific in front of goal in the League Cup, scoring nine in the opening two rounds. League One MK Dons, under the guidance of the Football League's youngest manager Karl Robinson, have scored 19 times in the last seven games, and put four past Norwich at Carrow Road in the last round. Get those calculators out.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 1:38 pm

LEEDS v MAN UTD NEWS

Regarded by many as among the fiercest of footballing rivalries - this Elland Road clash is unarguably the tie of the round, even considering the differing fortunes of the sides in recent seasons and the prospect of both managers making widespread team changes. Manchester United boast a 100% record against Leeds in this competition - but few fans will need reminding that the Whites beat the odds and the record books in winning their FA Cup third-round clash 18 months ago. Expect the unexpected.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 1:38 pm

Crystal Palace v Middlesbrough line-ups

Crystal Palace: Price, Marrow, McCarthy, Gardner, Moxey, Zaha, Williams, O'Keefe, Parr, Andrew, Murray. Subs: Speroni, Iversen, Scannell, Jedinak, Easter, Caprice, Ramage.

Middlesbrough: Coyne, McMahon, McManus, Rhys Williams, Hoyte, Zemmama, Thomson, Smallwood, Arca, McDonald, Nimely. Subs: Ripley, Bates, Emnes, Bailey, Kink, Halliday, Haroun.

Referee: Graham Scott (Oxfordshire)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 1:39 pm

Leeds v Man Utd line-ups

Leeds: Lonergan, Lees, Bromby, O'Dea, White, Snodgrass, Clayton, Howson, McCormack, Becchio, Keogh. Subs: Rachubka, O'Brien, Vayrynen, Brown, Forssell, Nunez, Taylor.

Man Utd: Amos, Valencia, Carrick, Fryers, Fabio Da Silva, Park, Diouf, Giggs, Owen, Berbatov, Macheda. Subs: De Gea, Welbeck, Brown, Keane, Thorpe, Pogba, Cole.

Referee: Mike Jones (Cheshire)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 1:41 pm


Leeds v Man Utd line-ups

Leeds: Lonergan, Lees, Bromby, O'Dea, White, Snodgrass, Clayton, Howson, McCormack, Becchio, Keogh. Subs: Rachubka, O'Brien, Vayrynen, Brown, Forssell, Nunez, Taylor.

Man Utd: Amos, Valencia, Carrick, Fryers, Fabio Da Silva, Park, Diouf, Giggs, Owen, Berbatov, Macheda. Subs: De Gea, Welbeck, Brown, Keane, Thorpe, Pogba, Cole.

Referee: Mike Jones (Cheshire)
Michael Carrick at centre-back? Antonio Valencia at right-back? Fair to say this Manchester United team is makeshift. Should be interesting...

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 1:41 pm

STOKE v TOTTENHAM NEWS

Tonight's tie could be a tale of squad strength for both sides with Stoke and Tottenham facing the prospect of a third match in six days. Neither outfit are short of League Cup pedigree, mind, with Stoke winners in 1972 and Tottenham - champions in 2008 - having made at least the quarter-finals six times in the past eight years. And with this competition arguably both sides' best hope of silverware this season, don't expect either to be taking things too lightly.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 1:43 pm

WOLVES v MILLWALL NEWS

Remember Andy Gray walking the ball into the empty net in the 1980 League Cup final at Wembley, flailing his arms wildly in celebration of the only goal of the game? Thirty-one years on, Wolves are still waiting for another major trophy. Much water has passed under the bridge for both the club and Mr Gray, and tonight's game represents a great chance for the Premier League club to progress against a Millwall side that has failed to score in the last three games. Wolves themselves have netted only four times in the last five games though … perhaps they could do with Andy Gray back.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 1:44 pm

NOTT'M FOREST v NEWCASTLE NEWS

Forest manager Steve McClaren will be desperate for a decent cup run after seeing his side win just once in the last seven games. Saturday's loss to 10-man Derby dropped the club into the Championship relegation zone and put McClaren under the type of pressure that typified his reign as England boss. Newcastle, on the other hand, are a team on the up under Alan Pardew and have not lost a league game since May. Interestingly, the Magpies have never tasted victory at the City Ground in any cup competition.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 1:45 pm

Aldershot v Rochdale line-ups

Aldershot: Worner, Herd, Jones, Morris, Jordan Brown, McGlashan, Guttridge, Collins, Rodman, Rankine, Hylton. Subs: Young, Aaron Brown, Bubb, Mekki, Vincenti, Panther.

Rochdale: Edwards, Darby, Holness, Balkestein, Widdowson, Kennedy, Jones, Adams, Tutte, Grimes, Akpa Akpro. Subs: Andrews, Barry-Murphy, Barnes-Homer, Trotman, Benali, Twaddle, Thompson.

Referee: Andy D'Urso (Essex)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 1:46 pm

Right, are you ready for some Carling Cup thrills and spills? I hope so, because our eight 1945 BST third round games are about to get started.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 1:48 pm

Man Utd get us started at Elland Road. Michael Owen has just kicked a ball (competitively) for the first time this season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 1:50 pm

Nottm Forest v Newcastle line-ups

Nottm Forest: Camp, Gunter, Morgan, Lynch, Moloney, McGugan, Greening, Moussi, Findley, Tudgay, Derbyshire. Subs: Smith, Miller, Reid, Majewski, Bamford, Freeman.

Newcastle: Elliot, Simpson, Coloccini, Perch, Ferguson, Abeid, Guthrie, Gosling, Marveaux, Ben Arfa, Lovenkrands. Subs: Krul, Best, Shola Ameobi, Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Dummett, Henderson.

Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 1:54 pm

GOALFLASH

Wolves 1-0 Millwall (David Edwards)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 1:54 pm

Blackburn v Leyton Orient line-ups

Blackburn: Bunn, Lowe, Givet, Hanley, Olsson, Vukcevic, etrovic, Grella, Rochina, Roberts, Blackman. Subs: Robinson, ormica, Nzonzi, Dann, Hoilett, Yakubu, Ribeiro.

Leyton Orient: Butcher, Omozusi, Forbes, Chorley, Daniels, pring, Smith, Clarke, Porter, Cox, Mooney. Subs: Lovelock, McSweeney, Laird, Cestor, Odubajo, Lobjoit.

Referee: Colin Webster (Tyne & Wear)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 1:54 pm

GOALFLASH

Burnley 0-1 MK Dons (Daniel Powell)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 1:55 pm

GOALFLASH

Wolves 2-0 Millwall (Adam Hammill)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 1:59 pm

By the looks of things, Wolves are already making up for their miserable showing against QPR on Saturday. They took the lead when Sam Vokes can't get any power behind his header from Stephen Hunt's cross but David Edwards nips in to poke the ball home. Moments later, Adam Hammill fires home with a free-kick to put the home side 2-0 up at Molineux.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 2:01 pm

GOALFLASH

Leeds Utd 0-1 Man Utd (Michael Owen)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 2:03 pm


GOALFLASH

Leeds Utd 0-1 Man Utd (Michael Owen)
So, Michael Owen has a goal to show for his first start of the season. A lovely build-up by Manchester United, but a scuffed finish by the former England striker. He meets Park Ji-Sung's pass and the ball rolls, or should that be dribbles, into the bottom corner. That is Owen's fifth goal in six Carling Cup games since he joined United.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 2:04 pm

GOALFLASH

Arsenal 0-1 Shrewsbury (James Collins)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 2:07 pm


GOALFLASH

Arsenal 0-1 Shrewsbury (James Collins)
Arsenal fans probably thought things couldn't get any worse this season. They just have. Shrewsbury had made a confident start at the Emirates, and now they have a goal to show for it too. Marvin Morgan crosses for James Collins to power home his header.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 2:12 pm

No goals yet at the Britannia Stadium, but some bad news for Stoke striker Kenwyne Jones, who has had to limp off with an ankle injury. Former Stoke frontman Peter Crouch is on to face his old club.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 2:13 pm

Scottish Communities League Cup update: A deflected Gary Harkins shot has Kilmarnock in front against First Division Queen of the South and goalkeeping mistake from Airdrie United's Paul McKane has gifted youngster Ryan Dow his first Dundee United goal. At Fir Park, Garry O'Connor has bagged his sixth goal of the season to put Hibs ahead against Motherwell.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 2:13 pm

Michael Owen has scored 10 in the last 12 games he's started

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 2:17 pm

Amazing scenes at the Emirates, where League Two side Shrewsbury should be 2-0 up. Reuben Hazel flashes a header wide when it looked easier to hit the target. Arsenal get lucky, and still trail by only one goal.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 2:19 pm

GOALFLASH

Leeds Utd 0-2 Man Utd (Michael Owen)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 2:21 pm


GOALFLASH

Leeds Utd 0-2 Man Utd (Michael Owen)
A slightly finish better by Michael Owen this time, to score his second of the night. Owen takes one touch to control Mame Diouf's cross on the edge of the box, and fires home with his second.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 2:22 pm

GOALFLASH

Arsenal 1-1 Shrewsbury (Kieran Gibbs)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 2:23 pm


GOALFLASH

Arsenal 1-1 Shrewsbury (Kieran Gibbs)
It's been a difficult night for the Gunners, but they are level. Carl Jenkinson sends over an enticing cross which Kieran Gibbs meets with a powerful header.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 2:24 pm

GOALFLASH

Crystal Palace 1-0 Middlesbrough (Wilfried Zaha)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 2:25 pm

It should be 3-0 to Manchester United - and Michael Owen is at the heart of it again, the striker finding some room in the box before squaring to the onrushing Antonio Valencia, who toe-pokes wide with just the keeper to beat eight yards out.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 2:26 pm

GOALFLASH

Nottingham Forest 0-1 Newcastle (Peter Lovenkrands)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 2:29 pm


GOALFLASH

Nottingham Forest 0-1 Newcastle (Peter Lovenkrands)
Right, a couple more goals to tell you about. First at the City Ground, where Sylvain Marveaux crosses for Peter Lovenkrands to nod Newcastle in front, and also at Selhurst Park where Wilfried Zaha has fizzed a shot into the top corner from the edge of the area. Crystal Palace lead, against the run of play.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 2:30 pm

GOALFLASH

Wolves 3-0 Millwall (George Elokobi)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 2:31 pm


GOALFLASH

Wolves 3-0 Millwall (George Elokobi)
It's one-way traffic at Molineux, where Adlene Guedioura was the creator for Wolves' third of the night, beating three men in the area before squaring the ball for George Elokobi to smash home.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 2:32 pm

GOALFLASH

Aldershot 0-1 Rochdale (Ashley Grimes)

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GOALFLASH

Aldershot 0-1 Rochdale (Ashley Grimes)
Rochdale are on their best run in this competition since 1962. It looks like it might be continuing too. Gary Jones surges through from midfield and feeds Ashley Grimes to slide Dale in front.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 2:34 pm

GOALFLASH

Leeds Utd 0-3 Man Utd (Ryan Giggs)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 2:37 pm


GOALFLASH

Leeds Utd 0-3 Man Utd (Ryan Giggs)
Quality. Pure quality. Ryan Giggs puts Manchester United 3-0 up with a touch of real class, surging in from the left touchline, nut-megging Robert Snodgrass en route, and then lashing a rising drive into the roof of the net. There is just no stopping Manchester United at the moment, no matter which team they pick.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 2:38 pm

It is half-time in all eight of our 1945 BST kick-offs. They are still playing at Ewood Park, where Blackburn are completely dominant against Leyton Orient, but have not been able to make the breakhrough. Ruben Rochina and Jason Roberts have had plenty of chances, but no joy for Rovers yet.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 2:42 pm

Scottish Communities League Cup update:

East Fife, bottom of the Second Division, took the lead at Pittodrie thanks to Ryan Wallace but Rory McArdle has levelled for Aberdeen. Motherwell have come from behind to lead Hibs at half time, courtesy of goals from Keith Lasley and Michael Higdon and Dundee United are 1-0 up at Airdrie United. Goals from Gary Harkins and Paul Heffernan have Kilmarnock on Easy Street against 10-man Queen of the South and the battle of the Saints is going the way of the Paisley side, with St Mirren 2-0 up at McDiarmid Park.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 2:46 pm

HALF TIME:

Aldershot 0 v 1 Rochdale
Arsenal 1 v 1 Shrewsbury
Aston Villa 0 v 0 Bolton
Burnley 0 v 1 MK Dons
Leeds Utd 0 v 3 Man Utd
Nottingham Forest 0 v 1 Newcastle
Stoke City 0 v 0 Tottenham
Wolves 2 v 0 Millwall

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 2:50 pm

PENALTY to BLACKBURN

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 2:50 pm

GOALFLASH

Blackburn 1-0 Leyton Orient (Jason Roberts)

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GOALFLASH

Blackburn 1-0 Leyton Orient (Jason Roberts)
Blackburn make the breakthrough. Terrell Forbes brings down Martin Olsson in the box and Jason Roberts steps up to put away the resulting penalty.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 2:51 pm

The second half has started in most of our Carling Cup games.

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GOALFLASH

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Newcastle (Robbie Findley)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 2:52 pm

GOALFLASH

Aldershot 1-1 Rochdale ( Michael Rankine)

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GOALFLASH

Aldershot 1-1 Rochdale ( Michael Rankine)
Spectacular stuff at Aldershot too, where Michael Rankine has equalised for the home team with an overhead kick. I haven't seen it, yet, but it sounded pretty special.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 2:54 pm


GOALFLASH

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Newcastle (Robbie Findley)
Some start to the second half at the City Ground, where Nottingham Forest are level. Robbie Findley is allowed to advance to the edge of the area before letting fly with a shot that beats Rob Elliott.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 2:59 pm

GOALFLASH

Aston Villa 0-1 Bolton (Chris Eagles)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 3:01 pm

HALF TIME:

Blackburn 1 v 0 Leyton Orient
Crystal Palace 1 v 0 Middlesbrough

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GOALFLASH

Aston Villa 0-1 Bolton (Chris Eagles)
The Villa Park goal-fest begins. Marc Albrighton gives the ball to Chris Eagles who, from 25 yards out, spanks home a real beauty that flies past Shay Given. It might have taken a slight deflection off James Collins on its way, but that was still a lovely strike. Bolton lead 1-0.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 3:05 pm

PENALTY to NEWCASTLE

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PENALTY to NEWCASTLE
GOALFLASH

Nottingham Forest 1-2 Newcastle (Peter Lovenkrands )

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 3:05 pm

GOALFLASH

Arsenal 2-1 Shrewsbury (Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 3:07 pm

Scottish Communities League Cup update:

What a game at Pittodrie! Aberdeen hit back from a goal down to lead against East Fife but the Second Division part-timers are having none of it and are back in front thanks to goals from Matthew Park and Robert Sloan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 3:08 pm

GOALFLASH

Burnley 1-1 MK Dons (Kieran Trippier)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 3:11 pm


GOALFLASH

Nottingham Forest 1-2 Newcastle (Peter Lovenkrands )
Hatem Ben Arfur has looked on his Newcastle comeback, when he instigates the move that leads to the Magpies retaking the lead. Ben Arfur frees Sylvain Marveaux, who has caused problems for Forest all night. He cuts in from the flank and is tugged back by defender Brendan Moloney. That's a penalty, which Peter Lovenkrands smashes home. Lee Camp got a hand to it, but it was not enough.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 3:13 pm

GOALFLASH

Nottingham Forest 2-2 Newcastle (Matt Derbyshire)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 3:16 pm

GOALFLASH

Crystal Palace 2-0 Middlesbrough (Calvin Andrew)

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GOALFLASH

Nottingham Forest 2-2 Newcastle (Matt Derbyshire)
All square again at the City ground, and it's a route-one equaliser for Nottingham Forest. Lee Camp's long punt finds Matt Derbyshire, who sneaks through to round the keeper and fire home.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 3:18 pm

GOALFLASH

Crystal Palace 2-0 Middlesbrough (Calvin Andrew)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 3:18 pm

GOALFLASH

Crystal Palace 2-1 Middlesbrough (Merouane Zemmama)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 3:18 pm


GOALFLASH

Crystal Palace 2-0 Middlesbrough (Calvin Andrew)

GOALFLASH

Crystal Palace 2-1 Middlesbrough (Merouane Zemmama)
A flurry of goals at Selhurst Park, where Calvin Andrew puts Palace 2-0 up with a close-range finish before Merouane Zemmama replies for Boro with a neat finish from the right-hand side of the area.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 3:20 pm

News from the Britannia Stadium now, where Stoke are hoisting a series of balls into the Spurs box but not causing the visitors too many problems. At the other end, Jermain Defoe has just come on for Tottenham and had a shot from distance. Still 0-0 in that one, though.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 3:23 pm

GOALFLASH

Aston Villa 0-2 Bolton (Gael Kakuta)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 3:23 pm


GOALFLASH

Aston Villa 0-2 Bolton (Gael Kakuta)
Bolton have breathing space at Villa Park, as the home side stand and watch Gael Kakuta fire home with a volley from the edge of the area.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 3:27 pm

GOALFLASH

Arsenal 3-1 Shrewsbury (Yossi Benayoun)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 3:27 pm

GOALFLASH

Wolves 4-0 Millwall (James Spray)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 3:27 pm

GOALFLASH

Blackburn 1-1 Leyton Orient (David Mooney)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 3:28 pm


GOALFLASH

Arsenal 3-1 Shrewsbury (Yossi Benayoun)
Yossi Benayoun follows in the footsteps of Kieran Gibbs and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain by netting his first Arsenal goal, converting from close range. I think that means the Gunners have now tamed the Shrews.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 3:28 pm

Dimitar Berbatov is now playing at centre-back for Manchester United, alongside Michael Carrick. He looks quite handy there too.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 3:31 pm


GOALFLASH

Wolves 4-0 Millwall (James Spray)
It's a walk in the park for Wolves tonight and the goals keep coming. James Spray gets on the end of Adam Hammill's cross and sees his shot deflected into the net.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 3:32 pm

GOALFLASH

Blackburn 2-1 Leyton Orient (Ruben Rochina)

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GOALFLASH

Blackburn 1-1 Leyton Orient (David Mooney)
Orient hit back at Ewood Park, where David Mooney turns in George Porter's cross after leaving his marker Gael Givet in his wake.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 3:33 pm


GOALFLASH

Blackburn 2-1 Leyton Orient (Ruben Rochina)
Orient are only level momentarily. It takes about six O's defenders to hold up Jason Roberts after his weaving run into the box, but the ball falls for Ruben Rochina to slot home and restore Rovers' lead.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 3:38 pm

GOALFLASH

Wolves 5-0 Millwall (Adlene Guedioura)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 3:38 pm

GOALFLASH

Blackburn 3-1 Leyton Orient (Simon Vukcevic)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 3:39 pm


GOALFLASH

Wolves 5-0 Millwall (Adlene Guedioura)
A special strike this, by Adlene Guedioura. He has been mightily impressive tonight and has just got a goal to go with it, fizzing an unstoppable shot home from 30 yards out.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 3:39 pm

GOALFLASH

Burnley 2-1 MK Dons (Andre Bikey)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 3:42 pm

So, into extra-time we go at the City Ground and at the Britannia.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 3:43 pm

Results tomorrow, I am off to bed now.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/11 at 1:06 am

Tuesday, 20 September 2011 Results

Carling Cup

Aldershot 2-1 Rochdale
Arsenal 3-1 Shrewsbury
Aston Villa 0-2 Bolton
Blackburn 3-2 Leyton Orient
Burnley 2-1 MK Dons
Crystal Palace 2-1 Middlesbrough
Leeds 0-3 Man Utd
Nott'm Forest 3-4 Newcastle (After Extra Time)
Stoke 0-0 Tottenham (Stoke win 7-6 on penalties)
Wolverhampton 5-0 Millwall

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/11 at 1:07 am

Wednesday, 21 September 2011 Fixtures

Carling Cup

Brighton v Liverpool, R3, 19:45
Cardiff v Leicester, R3, 19:45
Chelsea v Fulham, R3, 19:45
Leicester OFF Cardiff, R3, 19:45
Man City v Birmingham, R3, 19:45
Southampton v Preston, R3, 19:45
Everton v West Brom, R3, 20:00

Scottish Communities League Cup
Ross County v Celtic, R3, 19:15
Ayr v Hearts, R3, 19:45
Falkirk v Rangers, R3, 19:45

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/11 at 12:49 pm

New Queens Park Rangers captain Joey Barton tells BBC Sport he was very close to joining Arsenal in August.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/11 at 1:08 pm

BREAKING MAN CITY TEAM NEWS:

Owen Hargreaves starts for Manchester City v Birmingham.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/11 at 1:09 pm

BREAKING LIVERPOOL TEAM NEWS:

Steven Gerrard is on the bench for Liverpool in their match at Brighton.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/11 at 1:15 pm

BREAKING CHELSEA TEAM NEWS:

Chelsea hand full debuts to Romelu Lukaku, Oriol Romeu and Ryan Bertrand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/11 at 1:20 pm

BRIGHTON v LIVERPOOL NEWS

Brighton welcome Liverpool to The Amex Stadium on a high as they lie third in the Championship and having already accounted for Sunderland in the Carling Cup. Leicester City ended their unbeaten run on Saturday but there is a real feeling they can spring a surprise. Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish believes his side owes their fans a performance after the dismal loss at Spurs on Sunday, and the strength of his side in the previous round at Exeter City indicated he is taking this competition seriously.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/11 at 1:20 pm

CHELSEA v FULHAM NEWS

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas looks set to blood his youngsters for the visit of Fulham, who are hoping to go beyond the third round for the first time in six years. But Martin Jol's Fulham will take confidence from their stirring comeback against Manchester City when they step out at Stamford Bridge.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/11 at 1:21 pm

MAN CITY v BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, winners of this competition last season, could be forgiven for offering a wry smile at comments from Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini at the weekend complaining of "a lack of players". It will be interesting to see who gets the nod tonight from the Premier League's most expensively assembled squad - and indeed how the visitors, now in the Championship of course, cope. Recent form suggests there's only one winner… but stranger things happen at sea, right?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/11 at 1:27 pm

SOUTHAMPTON v PRESTON NEWS

Top-of-the-Championship Southampton welcome Preston to St Mary's for a clash between two sides who swapped divisions last season. The Saints' excellent start to the campaign has seen them lose only once, and they swept past Swindon in the previous round of the League Cup. Preston North End, on the other hand, are also in fine form; six wins on the bounce means they're in the League One play-off places and looking to extend their fine run of form tonight.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/11 at 1:28 pm

EVERTON v WEST BROM NEWS

West Brom knocked out Manchester City at this stage last year and a repeat of that would go down well at the moment - given the disappointment of Saturday's 3-0 defeat to Swansea, which roots them to the bottom of the Premier League. Everton are on a decent run and will take some beating at Goodison Park.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/11 at 1:28 pm

CARDIFF v LEICESTER NEWS

Tonight's Carling Cup tie at the Cardiff City Stadium is something of a dress rehearsal for the more serious business of the Championship, as Leicester make the first of two visits in five days. The big-spending Foxes are hoping to build on Saturday's win over Championship high-fliers Brighton but come up against a Bluebirds side who, according to boss Malky Mackay, played some "magnificent" football against Blackpool last weekend.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/11 at 1:33 pm

Brighton v Liverpool line-ups

Brighton:Ankergren, Calderon, Greer, Steve Cook, Vincelot, Navarro, Sparrow, Bridcutt, Noone, Buckley, Mackail-Smith. Subs: Brezovan, Dunk, Barnes, Vicente, LuaLua, Taricco, Kasim.

Liverpool: Reina, Kelly, Carragher, Coates, Robinson, Kuyt, Spearing, Lucas, Maxi, Bellamy, Suarez. Subs: Doni, Gerrard, Carroll, Downing, Wilson, Shelvey, Flanagan.

Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/11 at 1:35 pm

The big team news for Liverpool is that Steven Gerrard is back on the bench after six months out with a groin injury. Craig Bellamy also starts while Luis Suarez leads the attack for Kenny Dalglish's side. Ashley Barnes is on the bench for Brighton while midfield man Alan Navarro, once of Liverpool, starts.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/11 at 1:36 pm

Everton v West Brom line-ups

Everton: Mucha, Neville, Heitinga, Jagielka, Baines, Coleman, Barkley, Fellaini, Rodwell, Drenthe, Stracqualursi. Subs: Howard, Hibbert, Bilyaletdinov, Distin, Cahill, Gueye, Vellios.

West Brom: Fulop, Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Mattock, Tchoyi, Dorrans, Thorne, Brunt, Odemwingie, Cox.

Referee: Jon Moss (W Yorkshire)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/11 at 1:38 pm

Man City v Birmingham line-ups

Man City: Pantilimon, Onuoha, Toure, Savic, Bridge, Zabaleta, Hargreaves, Razak, Kolarov, Tevez, Balotelli. Subs: Taylor, Rekik, Milner, Clichy, Suarez, Aguero, Scapuzzi.

Birmingham: Doyle, Spector, Ibanez, Davies, Murphy, Burke, N'Daw, Fahey, Beausejour, Redmond, Rooney. Subs: Myhill, Caldwell, King, Gomis, Zigic, Asante, Jervis.

Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/11 at 1:43 pm

Chelsea v Fulham line-ups

Chelsea: Cech, Ferreira, Luiz, Alex, Bertrand, McEachran, Romeu, Malouda, Sturridge, Lukaku, Kalou. Subs: Turnbull, Lampard, Mata, Drogba, Mikel, Bosingwa, Terry.

Fulham: Schwarzer, Kelly, Baird, Senderos, Grygera, Gecov, Kasami, Frei, Briggs, Orlando Sa, Ruiz. Subs: Etheridge, John Arne Riise, Sidwell, Zamora, Dembele, Kacaniklic, Halliche.

Referee: Chris Foy (Merseyside)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/11 at 1:44 pm

Cardiff v Leicester line-ups

Cardiff: Marshall, Taylor, Keinan, Quinn, Blake, Kiss, Cowie, Mason, McPhail, Earnshaw, Gestede. Subs: Santiago, Gerrard, Whittingham, Conway, Gunnarsson, Naylor, Evans

Leicester: Weale, Pantsil, Mills, St. Ledger, Ball, Johnson, Moussa, Danns, Howard, Dyer, Schlupp. Subs: Schmeichel, Peltier, King, Beckford, Abe, Fernandes, Kennedy.

Referee: Roger East (Wiltshire)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/11 at 1:49 pm

Southampton v Preston line-ups

Southampton: Bialkowski, Butterfield, Martin, Hooiveld, Dickson, Holmes, Chaplow, Schneiderlin, Reeves, De Ridder, Forte. Subs: Davis, Fonte, Lambert, Cork, Lallana, Ward-Prowse, Shaw.

Preston: Arestidou, Clucas, Morgan, Wright, Smith, Daley, Russell, Barton, Ashbee, Mayor, Tsoumou. Subs: Comrie, Gray, Carlisle, Nicholson, Miller, Mellor, Zibaka.

Referee: Simon Hooper (Wiltshire)

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/11 at 1:49 pm

The five 1945 BST Carling Cup matches have kicked off.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/11 at 1:55 pm

Scottish Communities League Cup update:

The match between Ross County and Celtic kicked off at 1915 BST and the visitors are a goal up through Gary Hooper. However, the hosts will be heartened by Michael Gardyne's piledriver that hit the post. Ayr United v Hearts and Falkirk v Rangers are just kicking off now.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/11 at 1:57 pm

GOALFLASH

Brighton 0-1 Liverpool (Craig Bellamy)

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GOALFLASH

Brighton 0-1 Liverpool (Craig Bellamy)
Midfielder Luis Suarez finds Liverpool team-mate Craig Bellamy on the left side of the area. The Wales striker fires across the keeper, with his low shot going in off the far post. His first goal in his second spell at the club.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/11 at 2:01 pm

Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge fires a low shot into the side-netting when he had players waiting in the box. A wayward effort from Swiss teenager Pajtim Kasami is the closest Fulham have come so far - 0-0 after seven minutes.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/11 at 2:04 pm

Birmingham are the holders of the Carling Cup.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/11 at 2:05 pm

GOALFLASH

Man City 1-0 Birmingham (Owen Hargreaves)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/11 at 2:08 pm


GOALFLASH

Man City 1-0 Birmingham (Owen Hargreaves)
Owen Hargreaves has scored - it was a belter from outside the area. By the way, this is the first time the midfielder has played more than 10 minutes of first-team football in three years.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/11 at 2:15 pm

Penalty shout for Chelsea as Florent Malouda appears to be tugged back by Stephen Kelly. But referee Chris Foy is not impressed. You've seen penalties given for that. Chelsea dominating the early stages though, Fulham are struggling to live with them at the moment

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/11 at 2:19 pm

GOALFLASH

Southampton 1-0 Preston (Jos Hooiveld)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/11 at 2:20 pm


GOALFLASH

Southampton 1-0 Preston (Jos Hooiveld)
A Southampton corner is flicked on by Ben Reeves and headed home by Jos Hooiveld. The Saints deserve to be 1-0 up.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/11 at 2:22 pm

GOALFLASH

Cardiff 1-0 Leicester (Don Cowie)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/11 at 2:24 pm


GOALFLASH

Cardiff 1-0 Leicester (Don Cowie)
Cardiff are in front thanks to Don Cowie's looping header. Game on Cardiff City Stadium.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/11 at 2:26 pm


A Southampton corner is flicked on by Ben Reeves and headed home by Jos Hooiveld. The Saints deserve to be 1-0 up.
Southampton scorer Jos Hooiveld goes close again but his 30-yard strike is saved.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/11 at 2:28 pm

GOALFLASH

Manchester City 2-0 Birmingham (Mario Balotelli)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/11 at 2:28 pm

GOALFLASH

Cardiff 1-1 Leicester (Steve Howard)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/11 at 2:30 pm


GOALFLASH

Manchester City 2-0 Birmingham (Mario Balotelli)
Mario Balotelli extends Manchester City's lead with a precise low strike across goal. It is difficult to see Roberto Mancini's team letting this lead slip.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/11 at 2:32 pm


GOALFLASH

Cardiff 1-1 Leicester (Steve Howard)
Steve Howard slides in at the near post to equalise for Leicester after some great trickery by Jeff Schlupp.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/11 at 2:34 pm

Liverpool striker Craig Bellamy and Jay Spearing both strike the woodwork with great long-range efforts. The Reds are dominating at Brighton.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/11 at 2:39 pm

HALF TIME:

Brighton 0 v 1 Liverpool
Cardiff 1 v 1 Leicester
Chelsea 0 v 0 Fulham
Man City 2 v 0 Birmingham
Southampton 1 v 0 Preston

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/11 at 2:48 pm

HALF TIME:

Everton 0 v 0 West Brom

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/11 at 2:54 pm

The 1945 BST Carling Cup matches are back under way.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/11 at 2:55 pm

PENALTY TO FULHAM

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/11 at 2:56 pm

RED CARD

Alex of Chelsea

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PENALTY TO FULHAM
MISSED PENALTY FULHAM

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/11 at 1:23 am

Wednesday, 21 September 2011 Results

Carling Cup

Brighton 1-2 Liverpool
Cardiff 2-2 Leicester (Cardiff win 7-6 on penalties)
Chelsea 0-0 Fulham (Chelsea win 4-3 on penalties)
Everton 2-1 West Brom (After Extra Time)
Man City 2-0 Birmingham
Southampton 2-1 Preston

Scottish Communities League Cup
Ayr 1-1 Hearts (Ayr win 4-1 on penalties)
Falkirk 3-2 Rangers
Ross County 0-2 Celtic

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/11 at 12:01 pm

Former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has become the first Barcelona player to score in each of his first 4 league matches - they drew 2-2 with Valencia.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/11 at 12:04 pm

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has said it was "fantastic" to  welcome back Steven Gerrard  from injury for their 2-1 Carling Cup victory at Brighton on Wednesday, but insists his return will be carefully managed.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/11 at 12:05 pm

Peterborough have allowed out-of-favour striker Nicky Ajose  to join S(I_am_a_loser_who_has_no_respect_for_women)horpe on loan  until January, reports BBC Radio Cambridgeshire. Ajose only arrived at London Road over the summer.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/11 at 12:07 pm

Scottish League Cup quarter-final draw:

St Mirren v Ayr United
Dundee United v Falkirk
Hibernian v Celtic
Kilmarnock v East Fife
Ties to be played on October 25 or 26.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/11 at 12:08 pm

West Brom midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu has announced his retirement from international football with DR Congo to concentrate on his club career

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/11 at 12:08 pm

West Yorkshire police have confirmed that 14 men have been charged with offences following crowd trouble at the Leeds v Manchester United Carling Cup tie on Tuesday night. The  police statement  lists charges including "drunk and disorderly, throwing a missile onto the playing field, ticket touting, public order, indecent/racial chanting and possession of a class B drug."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/11 at 12:08 pm

Port Vale have signed Liam Chilvers on an emergency one-month loan from Notts County while Rob Kozluk, who is out of contract after leaving Sheffield United at the end of last season, has joined until 1 January,

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/11 at 12:09 pm

Romelu Lukaku has vowed to play his way into Chelsea's Champions League squad in January after missing out on the start of the campaign due to Uefa restrictions on imported players. "It is my main objective and it is realistic because, in these four months, I can show what I can do and improve," said the 18-year-old striker.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/11 at 12:10 pm

Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers dismisses speculation linking him to a move for 37-year-old former Arsenal and Tottenham defender Sol Campbell.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/11 at 12:10 pm

Nottingham Forest have  completed the signing of defender Clint Hill from Queens Park Rangers  on a 93-day emergency loan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/11 at 12:10 pm

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy believes out-of-contract striker James McFadden  would be "a great addition" to his squad  after the ex-Everton and Birmingham frontman impressed while on trial at Molineux this week.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/11 at 12:11 pm

Derby County and another unnamed Championship club are both keen on signing  Mansfield Town defender Tom Naylor,  who has been on trial with the Rams and also at Fulham.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/11 at 12:11 pm

Port Vale have signed defenders Rob Kozluk and Liam Chilver

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/11 at 3:05 pm

Four English based players, defenders Fabio (Manchester United) and David Luiz (Chelsea), and midfielders Lucas Leiva (Liverpool) and Sandro (Tottenham) have been named in Brazil's squad for their friendlies with Costa Rica on 7 October and Mexico on 11 October.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/11 at 11:47 am

Everton sign US keeper Marcus Hahnemann, 39, on a short-term deal

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/11 at 11:48 am

Friday, 23 September 2011 Fixture

Npower Championship

Brighton v Leeds, 19:45

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/11 at 1:38 pm

Celtic manager Neil Lennon  insists he would not swap places  with Rangers counterpart Ally McCoist despite the Parkhead side trailing their city rivals by four points in the SPL.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/11 at 2:08 pm

A judge who froze £480,000 of Rangers assets  has said the club's new owner recognises it could go under if it loses a disputed £49m tax claim.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/11 at 2:45 pm


Friday, 23 September 2011 Fixture

Npower Championship

Brighton v Leeds, 19:45
Half-time at the Amex Stadium and Leeds lead Brighton 2-0 thanks to goals from Andy Keogh and Ross McCormack.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 12:58 am

Friday, 23 September 2011 Result

Npower Championship

Brighton 3-3 Leeds

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 12:59 am

Saturday, 24 September 2011 Fixtures

Barclays Premier League

Man City v Everton, 12:45
Arsenal v Bolton, 15:00
Chelsea v Swansea, 15:00
Liverpool v Wolverhampton, 15:00
Newcastle v Blackburn, 15:00
West Brom v Fulham, 15:00
Wigan v Tottenham, 15:00
Stoke v Man Utd, 17:30

Npower Championship
Birmingham v Barnsley, 15:00
Bristol City v Hull, 15:00
Burnley v Southampton, 15:00
Coventry v Reading, 15:00
Derby v Millwall, 15:00
Doncaster v Crystal Palace, 15:00
Middlesbrough v Ipswich, 15:00
Portsmouth v Blackpool, 15:00
West Ham v Peterborough, 15:00
Watford v Nott'm Forest, 17:15

Npower League One
Bournemouth v Hartlepool, 15:00
Bury v MK Dons, 15:00
Carlisle v Stevenage, 15:00
Charlton v Chesterfield, 15:00
Colchester v Walsall, 15:00
Huddersfield v Leyton Orient, 15:00
Notts County v Rochdale, 15:00
Oldham v Brentford, 15:00
Preston v Tranmere, 15:00
S(I_am_a_loser_who_has_no_respect_for_women)horpe v Yeovil, 15:00
Sheffield Wed v Exeter, 15:00
Wycombe v Sheffield Utd, 15:00

Npower League Two
Aldershot v Crawley Town, 15:00
Bradford v AFC Wimbledon, 15:00
Cheltenham v Hereford, 15:00
Crewe v Port Vale, 15:00
Gillingham v Burton Albion, 15:00
Morecambe v Bristol Rovers, 15:00
Northampton v Dag & Red, 15:00
Oxford Utd v Accrington Stanley, 15:00
Plymouth v Macclesfield, 15:00
Rotherham v Southend, 15:00
Shrewsbury v Torquay, 15:00
Swindon v Barnet, 15:00

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 12:59 am

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere to undergo ankle surgery on Monday - out for 'a period of months'

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 5:57 am

REAKING TEAM NEWS

Manchester City are unchanged from the side that drew with Fulham against Everton in our 1245 kick-off, meaning Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko again keep Carlos Tevez out of the starting XI.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 5:58 am

BREAKING TEAM NEWS

Just the one change for Everton at Man City, Phil Neville back in the side in place of Diniyar Bilyaletdinov. Louis 'The Sulk' Saha is back on the bench after missing out completely last week.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 6:04 am

SCOTTISH PREMIER UPDATE:

Leaders Rangers have the chance to bounce back from their surprise midweek League Cup defeat by Falkirk as they take on Dunfermline in the 1245 BST kick-off at East End Park. A win over the promoted side will put Ally McCoist's side seven points clear of Celtic before their city rivals host Inverness Caledonian Thistle at 1500. Elsewhere, Aberdeen travel to Motherwell, Hibernian host Dundee United, and St Mirren face St Johnstone in a match between two sides who reached the League Cup quarter-finals.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 6:21 am

MAN CITY v EVERTON line ups

Man City: Hart, Richards, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy, Nasri, Barry, Toure Yaya, Silva, Dzeko, Aguero. Subs: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Milner, Kolarov, Savic, Tevez, Balotelli.

Everton: Howard, Hibbert, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Neville, Fellaini, Rodwell, Osman, Coleman, Cahill. Subs: Mucha, Heitinga, Bilyaletdinov, Saha, Drenthe, Stracqualursi, Vellios.

Referee: Howard Webb (S Yorkshire)

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 6:34 am

MAN CITY v EVERTON NEWS
Everton's David Moyes takes a side built on a shoestring to mega-rich Manchester City today and he knows the size of the task: "This is like going into a gunfight with a knife. As if to underline the disparity in the club's riches, Roberto Mancini's biggest concern is keeping Carlos Tevez happy despite Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko's run in the team: "Carlos understands that we have other strikers who played well and are scoring," said the Italian."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 6:38 am

CARLING CUP FOURTH ROUND DRAW

Wolves v Man City
Cardiff v Burnley
Blackburn v Newcastle
Arsenal v Bolton
Stoke v Liverpool
Aldershot v Man Utd
Crystal Palace v Southampton
Everton v Chelsea

Ties to be played week commencing 24 October

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 6:50 am

Here we go, Man City-Everton kicks off.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 7:10 am

Yellow Card

Jack Rodwell's task just got that little big bigger... the youngster sliding in on David Silva, catching the Spaniard on the ankle, and going into the book. Disciplinary tightrope.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 7:15 am

Yellow Card

David Silva is getting a bit of treatment here - Ron Atkinson might call one or two of the challenges going in on him "reducers" - and Phil Neville is the next man into the book for an ankle tap on the Spaniard. Not sure if that was intentional, to be fair.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 7:20 am

Yellow Card

That's three Everton players booked now - Leon Osman having his name taken for a challenge on Micah Richards. Odds on it being 11 v 11 come 90 minutes?

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 7:27 am

Yellow Card

Is it Valentine's Day at the Lyon household? There's plenty of cards about anyway. City's Yaya Toure the latest name in the book for a scythe at Seamus Coleman.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 7:40 am

HALF-TIME

Man City 0-0 Everton

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 8:39 am

WEST BROM v FULHAM line-ups

West Brom: Foster, Reid, McAuley, Olsson, Shorey, Dorrans, Mulumbu, Brunt, Odemwingie, Long, Thomas. Subs: Fulop, Tchoyi, Morrison, Dawson, Jones, Cox, Scharner.

Fulham: Schwarzer, Baird, Grygera, Hangeland, John Arne Riise, Kasami, Sidwell, Murphy, Dempsey, Dembele, Orlando Sa. Subs: Etheridge, Kelly, Ruiz, Senderos, Gecov, Etuhu, Briggs.

Referee: Stuart Attwell (Warwickshire)

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 8:39 am

ARSENAL v BOLTON line ups

Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Arteta, Song, Ramsey, Gervinho, van Persie, Walcott. Subs: Fabianski, Rosicky, Andre Santos, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Arshavin, Frimpong, Chamakh.

Bolton: Jaaskelainen, Wheater, Robinson, Knight, Steinsson, Eagles, Reo-Coker, Muamba, Pratley, Petrov, Ngog. Subs: Bogdan, Sanli, Gardner, Kevin Davies, Mark Davies, Boyata, Kakuta.

Referee: Mark Clattenburg (Tyne & Wear)

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 8:40 am

CHELSEA v SWANSEA line ups

Chelsea: Cech, Bosingwa, Ivanovic, Terry, Cole, Mikel, Mata, Meireles, Ramires, Torres, Anelka. Subs: Turnbull, Luiz, Lampard, Drogba, Malouda, McEachran, Kalou.

Swansea: Vorm, Rangel, Monk, Williams, Taylor, Britton, Gower, Allen, Dyer, Lita, Sinclair. Subs: Tremmel, Graham, Dobbie, Routledge, Moore, Bessone, Richards.

Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral)

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 8:41 am

NEWCASTLE v BLACKBURN line ups

Newcastle: Krul, Simpson, Steven Taylor, Coloccini, Ryan Taylor, Obertan, Cabaye, Tiote, Gutierrez, Ba, Best. Subs: Harper, Guthrie, Ben Arfa, Lovenkrands, Perch, Marveaux, Sammy Ameobi.

Blackburn: Robinson, Salgado, Samba, Givet, Dann, Hoilett, Lowe, Nzonzi, Olsson, Formica, Yakubu. Subs: Bunn, Grella, Petrovic, Rochina, Vukcevic, Roberts, Hanley.

Referee: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire)

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 8:41 am

WIGAN v TOTTENHAM line ups

Wigan: Al Habsi, Gohouri, Caldwell, Figueroa, Van Aanholt, Diame, Watson, McCarthy, Moses, Di Santo, Gomez. Subs: Kirkland, Crusat, Maloney, McArthur, Sammon, Jones, Stam.

Tottenham: Friedel, Walker, Dawson, King, Assou-Ekotto, Modric, Parker, Sandro, Bale, Van der Vaart, Adebayor. Subs: Cudicini, Giovani, Bassong, Corluka, Livermore, Townsend, Carroll.

Referee: Jon Moss (W Yorkshire)

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 8:42 am

LIVERPOOL v WOLVES line ups

Liverpool: Reina, Kelly, Carragher, Skrtel, Jose Enrique, Henderson, Lucas, Adam, Downing, Carroll, Suarez. Subs: Doni, Gerrard, Coates, Kuyt, Spearing, Flanagan, Bellamy.

Wolverhampton: Hennessey, Stearman, Johnson, Berra, Ward, Henry, Hunt, Edwards, O'Hara, Jarvis, Doyle. Subs: De Vries, Elokobi, Fletcher, Hammill, Milijas, Guedioura, Doherty.

Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 8:42 am

FULL-TIME

Man City 2-0 Everton

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 8:47 am

SCOTTISH PREMIER UPDATE:

Rangers eased to 4-0 victory over Dunfermline Athletic, streching their lead at the top of the Scottish Premier League to seven points - at least for a couple of hours before second-top Celtic host bottom side Inverness Caledonian Thistle. Carlos Bocanegra and Maurice Edu put the Ibrox side ahead at half time at East End Park before Steven Naismith scored twice after clinical second-half breaks.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 9:53 am

HALF TIME

Barclays Premier League
Arsenal 0 v 0 Bolton
Chelsea 2 v 0 Swansea
Liverpool 2 v 0 Wolverhampton
Newcastle 2 v 1 Blackburn
West Brom 0 v 0 Fulham
Wigan 0 v 2 Tottenham

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 9:54 am

During the first half

RED CARD

Torres of Chelsea

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 9:54 am


During the first half

RED CARD

Torres of Chelsea
Mike Dean is the referee - it's his first red card of the season - but I don't think he had any choice. Fernando Torres, inexplicably, flies in two-footed, both off the floor and on the run at Mark Gower. The contact was minimal but he had to go. Just as he was looking to find some form, too.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 10:06 am

SCOTTISH PREMIER UPDATE:

Only Motherwell and Aberdeen letting the side down, with no goals yet at Fir Park. Celtic lead against Inverness thanks to Joe Ledley and James Forrest. 

Celtic 2-0 Inverness
Hibernian 1-2 Dundee Utd
Motherwell 0-0 Aberdeen
St Mirren 2-0 Kilmarnock.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 10:08 am

GOALFLASH

Arsenal 1-0 Bolton (Van Persie)

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 10:11 am

GOALFLASH

Liverpool 2-1 Wolves (Fletcher)

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 10:11 am

GOALFLASH

Wigan 1-2 Tottenham (Diame)

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 10:12 am


GOALFLASH

Arsenal 1-0 Bolton (Van Persie)
Arsenal goal: Arsenal take the lead through Robin van Persie's 99th goal for the club. Referee Marc Clattenburg plays a fine advantage after Gretar Steinsson's challenge on Gervinho and Aaron Ramsey feeds Van Persie, who shoots low past Jussi Jaaskelainen at his near post. The goal comes just 40 seconds into the second half.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 10:12 am


GOALFLASH

Liverpool 2-1 Wolves (Fletcher)
Wolves goal: Lifeline for Wolves, now - Steven Fletcher in the right place at the right time to sweep home a fine finish from Stephen Hunt's cut-back - and all of a sudden Liverpool's lead looks more than tenuous.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 10:13 am


GOALFLASH

Wigan 1-2 Tottenham (Diame)
Wigan goal: So dominant in the first half, Tottenham are pegged back - Ronnie Stam latching on to Benoit Assou-Ekotto's poor clearance and finds Mohamed Diame, who drives into the box and slots home.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 10:15 am

GOALFLASH Newcastle 3-1 Blackburn (Ba)

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 10:15 am


GOALFLASH Newcastle 3-1 Blackburn (Ba)
Making it a hat-trick for Ba.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 10:18 am


GOALFLASH Newcastle 3-1 Blackburn (Ba)
Newcastle goal: Demba Ba scores his first hat-trick in English football. The Senegal international headed across goal from Cheik Tiote's ball and his strike partner Leon Best just failed to get a touch on it but the ball goes in anyway.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 10:19 am

RED CARD

Wheater of Bolton Wanderers

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 10:19 am


RED CARD

Wheater of Bolton Wanderers
Bolton: Simple decision, this. Aaron Ramsey releases Theo Walcott with a slide-rule pass and the Arsenal man is clean through on goal - only for David Wheater to halt his progress with a cynical shirt pull. Professional foul, Wheater off.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 10:27 am

RED CARD

Steve Gohouri of Wigan

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 10:27 am


RED CARD

Steve Gohouri of Wigan
Wigan: The Latics's resurgence hits a wall as Steve Gohouri is dismissed for a second yellow card for a clumsy foul on Tottenham flyer Gareth Bale. The third dismissal of the afternoon in the top flight, that.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 10:28 am

FOOTBALL LEAGUE UPDATE:

Carl Fletcher, Plymouth's caretaker boss in League Two, is in dreamland. His side now lead 2-0 against Macclesfield. Despite going ahead, Bradford are now 2-1 behind at home to AFC Wimbledon. In League One, Wycombe are ahead, surprisingly, against Sheffield United and Notts County lead Rochdale 1-0. Robert Koren has given Hull the lead at Bristol City in the Championship, where leaders Southampton are behind against Burnley.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 10:29 am

RED CARD

Olsson of Blackburn Rovers

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 10:35 am


RED CARD

Olsson of Blackburn Rovers
Red card, Blackburn: How many sending-offs? Martin Olsson is the latest man to take an early bath, the Rovers man receiving his marching orders for a second yellow card after clipping Leon Best's ankles

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 10:35 am

GOALFLASH

Arsenal 2-0 Bolton (Van Persie)

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 10:36 am


GOALFLASH

Arsenal 2-0 Bolton (Van Persie)
Arsenal goal: It's been coming - and it's 100 goals for Arsenal for Robin van Persie, the Dutchman nudging Theo Walcott's whipped cross home at the near post.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 10:40 am

GOALFLASH

Chelsea 3-0 Swansea (Ramires)

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 10:41 am


GOALFLASH

Chelsea 3-0 Swansea (Ramires)
Chelsea goal: A striker's finish, that, from Ramires as 10-man Chelsea make things comfortable again, the Brazilian receiving Jose Bosingwa's pass, beating a man, and clipping past helpess Swans keeper Michael Vorm.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 10:41 am

SCOTTISH PREMIER LATEST:

Hibernian have  come from two goals down  with Junior Agogo's strike making it 3-3 against Dundee United. Celtic still lead Inverness 2-0.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 10:41 am

Big cheer from the Anfield faithful as Steven Gerrard comes on for the last 10 minutes. Work for him to do here, still, too with the match poised at 2-1.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 10:50 am

FOOTBALL LEAGUE UPDATE:

Bristol City have equalised against Hull in the Championship, Brett Pittman the scorer. With Southampton losing, Middlesbrough can go top but are 0-0 against Ipswich. In League One, Bournemouth and Hartlepool are locked at 1-1, while Brentford lead 2-0 at Oldham and in League Two, Swindon and Southend are both 4-0 up against Barnet and Rotherham, respectively. Leaders Morecambe are 3-2 behind at home to Bristol Rovers.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 10:50 am

BREAKING TEAM NEWS
Wayne Rooney misses Manchester United's trip to Stoke with a hamstring strain so in comes Dimitar Berbatov. Rio Ferdinand also starts.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 10:50 am

GOALFLASH

Chelsea 3-1 Swansea (Williams)

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 10:51 am

GOALFLASH

Arsenal 3-0 Bolton (Song)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 10:52 am


GOALFLASH

Chelsea 3-1 Swansea (Williams)
Swansea goal: Consolation... or start of a remarkable Swansea comeback? Mark Gower's free-kick is met unmarked at the far post by Ashley Williams who heads home with Jose Bosingwa wtaching on helpless

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 10:52 am


GOALFLASH

Arsenal 3-0 Bolton (Song)
Arsenal goal: Here come the Arsenal party tricks - they've even got their defensive midfielder on the scoresheet. Alex Song receives Bacary Sagna's cut back, dances around Zat Knight, and then curls into the corner. Arsene Wenger is... smiling. And well he might.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 10:58 am

FULL TIME

Barclays Premier League

Arsenal 3 v 0 Bolton
Chelsea 4 v 1 Swansea
Liverpool 2 v 1 Wolverhampton
Newcastle 3 v 1 Blackburn
West Brom 0 v 0 Fulham
Wigan 1 v 2 Tottenham

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 11:11 am

STOKE v MAN UTD line ups

Stoke: Begovic, Wilkinson, Shawcross, Woodgate, Wilson, Pennant, Delap, Whelan, Etherington, Walters, Crouch. Subs: Sorensen, Huth, Whitheead, Upson, Shotton, Jerome, Palacios.

Man Utd: De Gea, Jones, Ferdinand, Evans, Evra, Nani, Anderson, Fletcher, Young, Berbatov, Hernandez. Subs: Lindegaard, Owen, Giggs, Park, Welbeck, Fabio Da Silva, Valencia.

Referee: Peter Walton (Northamptonshire)

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 11:15 am

FOOTBALL LEAGUE UPDATE:

Middlesbrough drew 0-0 against Ipswich in the Championship, missing the chance to go top as Morgan Schneiderlin came to Southampton's rescue to secure a point at Burnley. West Ham's 1-0 win against Peterborough means they are now hot on the heels of the top sides. Derby eased past Millwall with a 3-0 win, Birmingham score a late equaliser at home to Barnsley and Dean Saunders, the new Doncaster manager, leads his team to their first win of the season against Crystal Palace.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 12:10 pm

LATEST:

Stoke 0-1 Man Utd

The Man Utd goal was scored by Nani.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 12:17 pm

Four minutes of stoppage time added to the first half for Stoke v Man Utd.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 12:26 pm

HALF-TIME

Stoke 0-1 Man Utd

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 12:42 pm

second has started!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 12:46 pm

GOALFLASH

Stoke 1-1 Man Utd (Crouch)

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 12:46 pm

FOOTBALL LEAGUE UPDATE:

Watford 0-1 Nottingham Forest. It's a gift! Lee Camp's long punt up field is not dealt with by opposite goalkeeper Scott Loach or defender Carl Dickinson as Ismael Miller sneaks in to nick the ball into the net.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 12:51 pm


GOALFLASH

Stoke 1-1 Man Utd (Crouch)
Stoke goal: He cost £9m in the summer - consider that the first of what Stoke fans hope will be many re-payments. Matthew Etherington's corner is met by the flying figure of Peter Crouch and he heads home to draw the hosts deservedly level.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 1:26 pm

FOOTBALL LEAGUE UPDATE:

Full time: Watford 0-1 Nottingham Forest. Ishmael Miller's solitary strike after a mix-up between Watford's Scott Loach and Carl Dickinson gives Steve McLaren a pressure relieving victory, with BBC coming up for Forest..Burnley, Birmingham and Coventry. Watford have still not won at Vicarage Road in the league this season, and are at home again on Tuesday against Millwall.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 1:31 pm

FULL-TIME

Stoke 1-1 Man Utd

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/11 at 1:36 pm


FULL-TIME

Stoke 1-1 Man Utd
The last remaining 100% record in the Premier League falls, then, but a point is still enough to keep Manchester United top of the table above rivals City on goal difference. Stoke, hugely deserving of a point you have to say, are up to seventh

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/11 at 5:30 am

Sunday, 25 September 2011 Fixtures

Barclays Premier League

QPR v Aston Villa, 16:00

Npower Championship
Cardiff v Leicester, 13:15

Clydesdale Bank Premier League
St Johnstone v Hearts, 12:00

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/11 at 6:32 am

SCOTTISH PREMIER UPDATE:

Hearts, who sit fourth in the Scottish Premier League, make nine changes to the side that suffered a shock Scottish Communities League Cup defeat by Ayr United in midweek. St Johnstone are also looking to bounce back from a defeat - by St Mirren - with David McCracken, Kevin Moon and Willie Gibson coming in at the expense of Frazer Wright, Sean Higgins and Jamie Adams.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/11 at 6:32 am

CARDIFF v LEICESTER (1315)
You will be forgiven for having a sense of déjà vu when watching Cardiff and Leicester this afternoon. The sides met in the Carling Cup during the week, with the Bluebirds winning on sudden death penalties. There are two unbeaten records at stake this afternoon - Cardiff haven't lost in seven games while Leicester are unbeaten away from home in the league this season, but there will be no penalties to decide this one!

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/11 at 6:40 am

GOALFLASH

St Johnstone 1-0 Hearts (Sheridan)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/11 at 6:42 am


GOALFLASH

St Johnstone 1-0 Hearts (Sheridan)
St Johnstone goal: Pick that one out. Cillian Sheridan fires the hosts ahead against Hearts at McDiarmid Park, driving a beauty into the roof of the net after being put through by Francisco Sandaza.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/11 at 6:49 am

CARDIFF v LEICESTER line ups

Cardiff: Marshall, McNaughton, Hudson, Gerrard, Naylor, Cowie, Gunnarsson, Kiss, Whittingham, Conway, Miller. Subs: Elliot Parish, Earnshaw, Gestede, Mason, Blake.

Leicester: Schmeichel, Peltier, Mills, Bamba, Konchesky, Vassell, King, Wellens, Abe, Fernandes, Beckford. Subs: Weale, Pantsil, Johnson, Danns, Schlupp.

Referee: Mark Haywood (W Yorkshire)

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in Scottish soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/11 at 6:49 am

HALF-TIME

St Johnstone 1-0 Hearts

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/11 at 6:54 am

CARDIFF v LEICESTER NEWS

Changes galore at the Cardiff City Stadium. The Bluebirds have made eight changes to the side who beat the Foxes on penalties on Wednesday night while defender Matt Mills is the only player to retain his place his place in Leicester's line-up.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/11 at 7:09 am

SCOTTISH PREMIER UPDATE:

The second half gets under way in Perth with St Johnstone deserving of their lead over Hearts, largely thanks to Francisco Sandaza. The Spaniard has been the one class act on show at McDiarmid Park and set up the goal for strike partner Cillian Sheridan against the visitors from Edinburgh, who have only threatened at set-pieces.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in Scottish soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/11 at 7:49 am

LATEST

St Johnstone 2-0 Hearts

Scored by Cillian Sheridan

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/11 at 7:56 am


LATEST

St Johnstone 2-0 Hearts

Scored by Cillian Sheridan
That is the full time score.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/11 at 8:22 am

HALF-TIME

Cardiff 0-0 Leicester

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/11 at 8:40 am

WOMEN'S SUPER LEAGUE CONTINENTAL CUP FINAL UPDATE: Arsenal 0-0 Birmingham City: No goals in a scrappy opening 20 minutes, being played on a slippy surface at Burton Albion's Pirelli Stadium following steady rain. Birmingham midfielder Jo Potter has come closest to scoring, firing a 30 yard free-kick over the bar.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/11 at 8:58 am

Cardiff v Leicester

YELLOW CARDS

Two bookings in two minutes, Don Cowie and Paul Koncheskey shown the yellow card for a couple of fouls.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/11 at 9:11 am

WOMEN'S SUPER LEAGUE CONTINENTAL CUP FINAL UPDATE

Arsenal 2-0 Birmingham It's advantage Arsenal but the scoreline flatters them after an even first half. They took the lead through striker Ellen White's 26th minute shot and then caught Birmingham cold, doubling their lead jost 60 seconds later through captain Jayne Ludlow's header. Blues hit back but the closest they came to reducing the arrears was when striker Rachel Williams sent in a 40th minute header that was comfortably saved by goalkeeper Emma Byrne. A fairer scoeling would be 1-0 to the Gunners, but who said football's fair?

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/11 at 9:14 am

FULL-TIME

Cardiff 0-0 Leicester

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/11 at 9:17 am

BREAKING TEAM NEWS

Fabian Delph and Charles N'Zogbia start for Aston Villa at QPR in place of Nathan Delfouneso and Marc Albrighton.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/11 at 10:11 am

QPR v ASTON VILLA line ups

QPR: Kenny, Young, Ferdinand, Hall, Traore, Faurlin, Derry, Wright-Phillips, Taarabt, Barton, Bothroyd. Subs: Murphy, Orr, Campbell, Buzsaky, Connolly, Smith, Helguson.

Aston Villa: Given, Hutton, Collins, Dunne, Warnock, Petrov, Ireland, Delph, N'Zogbia, Agbonlahor, Bannan. Subs: Guzan, Albrighton, Delfouneso, Beye, Weimann, Lowry, Gardner.

Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/11 at 10:16 am

WOMEN'S SUPER LEAGUE CONTINENTAL CUP FINAL UPDATE

It's Arsenal 4-1 Birmingham - game over - and it's a domestic treble for Arsenal; FA Cup and Super League winners and now the first team to lift the Continental Cup - the WSL's knockout competition. Now for the Champions League - the Gunners travel to Belarus to face Bobrichanka on Thursday in the first leg of the Round of 32. They did the quadruple in 2006/07 - can they do it again?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/11 at 10:35 am

QPR v ASTON VILLA

Attempts tally so far - QPR 6 Aston Villa 0. Tells its own story.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/11 at 10:45 am

YELLOW CARD

Stephen Warnock
goes in hard and late - though mostly clumsily in all honesty - on Joey Barton, and he finds his way into the referee's notebook as a result.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/11 at 10:46 am

Save! It would have been totally against the run of the first half, but Aston Villa almost snatch the lead as Barry Bannan curls a lovely 22-yard free-kick towards the top corner, QPR keeper Paddy Kenny palming it away from goal on the stretch.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/11 at 10:48 am

QPR v ASTON VILLA

Three minutes of stoppage time added to the first half.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/11 at 10:54 am

HALF-TIME

QPR 0-0 Aston Villa
For all QPR's dominance they have only really carved out one clear chance and they will be thankful to Paddy Kenny's expert save from Barry Bannan.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/11 at 11:07 am

QPR 0-0 Aston Villa

The players are back on the pitch, and the second half has started.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/11 at 11:16 am

YELLOW CARD

Booking. Alan Hutton swiping late at Shaun Wright-Phillips and going into the book.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/11 at 11:18 am

PENALTY TO ASTON VILLA

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PENALTY TO ASTON VILLA
GOALFLASH

QPR 0-1 Aston Villa (Bannan pen)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/11 at 11:20 am


GOALFLASH

QPR 0-1 Aston Villa (Bannan pen)
Aston Villa goal: It's a soft penalty for me, but Villa's vastly improved second half performance is rewarded. Armand Traore - much to the surprise of the vast majority of Loftus Road - is penalised for a shirt pull on Gabriel Agbonlahor in the box, and up steps Barry Bannan to convert the spot-kick with aplomb.

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Red card

QPR: Yep, simple decision, Armand Traore - on a booking - flying in late on Marc Albrighton and the referee has no choice but to issue a second yellow card and then a red.

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GOALFLASH

QPR 1-1 Aston Villa (Dunne og)

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GOALFLASH

QPR 1-1 Aston Villa (Dunne og)
QPR goal: Point-saver. Richard Dunne has been the best player on the pitch but he's gifted QPR a draw here. It's so unfortunate, though, Stephen Warnock deflecting Heidar Helguson's cross on to Dunne's knees six yards out and the ball ricochets in.

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FULL-TIME

QPR 1-1 Aston Villa

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Monday, 26 September 2011 Fixture

Barclays Premier League

Norwich v Sunderland, 20:00

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Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson believes television has too much power over the English game.

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Brian Carey is set to  end his 20-year association with Wrexham  and follow former manager Dean Saunders to Championship side Doncaster Rovers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/11 at 12:20 pm

Former Blackburn forward El Hadji Diouf is attracting interest from a number of clubs with Wigan and Doncaster leading the chase. The Senegal striker is a free agent after he had his contract at Ewood Park cancelled at the start of the month after a run-in with manager Steve Kean when he failed to report back in time for pre-season training.

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Wycombe Wanderers have signed former Republic of Ireland midfielder Martin Rowlands on a three-month loan deal from QPR

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/11 at 1:19 pm

Wayne Rooney in race to be fit for England's Euro 2012 qualifier against Montenegro

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/11 at 1:19 pm

Carlos Tevez could get Man City recall in Champions Lg clash with Bayern Munich. Johnson out

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/11 at 1:20 pm

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere out for 4-5 months after ankle surgery

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GOALFLASH

Norwich 1-0 Sunderland (Leon Barnett)

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GOALFLASH

Norwich 1-0 Sunderland (Leon Barnett)
Norwich goal: Er, I'm not really sure what happens to the Sunderland defence here, and I'm pretty sure Black Cats boss Steve Bruce will be asking the same question at half-time. Elliott Bennet easily escapes Seb Larsson down the right after playing a neat one-two, and his low cross finds Leon Barnett in acres of space on the edge of the six-yard box to turn the ball into the net.

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HALF-TIME

Norwich 1-0 Sunderland

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HALF-TIME

Norwich 1-0 Sunderland

Pretty tit for tat so far but with neither side dominating Norwich will be well pleased to have their noses (or beaks) in front.

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Slightly late...

Norwich v Sunderland line-ups

Norwich: Ruddy, Naughton, Russell Martin, Barnett, Tierney, Bennett, Bradley Johnson, Fox, Pilkington, Hoolahan, Morison. Subs: Rudd, Crofts, Vaughan, Holt, Surman, Chris Martin, De Laet.

Sunderland: Mignolet, O'Shea, Brown, Bramble, Richardson, Elmohamady, Larsson, Gardner, Vaughan, Bendtner, Sessegnon. Subs: Westwood, Turner, Cattermole, Wickham, Colback, Ji, McClean.

Referee: Chris Foy (Merseyside)

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GOALFLASH

Norwich 2-0 Sunderland (Steve Morison)

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GOALFLASH

Norwich 2-0 Sunderland (Steve Morison)
Norwich goal: More question marks about the Sunderland defending but another cracking build-up and finish from the Canaries. They have men over on the left when Marc Tierny sends over another pin-point cross, which Steve Morison meets with a powerful close-range header that flies past the helpless Simon Mignolet. Norwich have breathing space.

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FULL-TIME

Norwich 2-1 Sunderland

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Tuesday, 27 September 2011 Fixtures

UEFA Champions League

CSKA Moscow v Inter Milan, GpB, 17:00
Bayern Munich v Man City, GpA, 19:45
Lyon v Dinamo Zagreb, GpD, 19:45
Man Utd v Basel, GpC, 19:45
Napoli v Villarreal, GpA, 19:45
Real Madrid v Ajax, GpD, 19:45
SC Otelul Galati v Benfica, GpC, 19:45
Trabzonspor v Lille, GpB, 19:45

Npower Championship
Brighton v Crystal Palace, 19:45
Bristol City v Reading, 19:45
Burnley v Nott'm Forest, 19:45
Coventry v Blackpool, 19:45
Derby v Barnsley, 19:45
Doncaster v Hull, 19:45
Portsmouth v Peterborough, 19:45
Watford v Millwall, 19:45
West Ham v Ipswich, 19:45

Npower League One
MK Dons v Charlton, 19:45
Wycombe v Preston, 19:45

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Newcastle United winger Jonas Gutierrez signs new four-year contract with the club

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/11 at 11:51 am

Alan Dzagoev pulls a goal back for CSKA Moscow seconds before half-time with a dipping free-kick from 25 yards. Inter lead 2-1 at the break.

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Man Utd v Basel line-ups

Man Utd: De Gea, Rafael Da Silva, Jones, Ferdinand, Evra, Anderson, Carrick, Giggs, Valencia, Welbeck, Young. Subs: Lindegaard, Owen, Berbatov, Park, Nani, Fletcher, Diouf.

Basel: Sommer, Steinhofer, Abraham, Dragovic, Park, Fabian Frei, Cabral, Zoua, Granit Xhaka, Alexander Frei, Streller. Subs: Colomba, Ajeti, Schurpf, Chipperfield, Taulant Xhaka, Kovac, Pak.

Referee: Paolo Tagliavento (Italy)

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MAN UTD v BASEL TEAM NEWS
Sir Alex Ferguson is without the injured Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez - and yet there is still no place for Michael Owen or Dimitar Berbatov in his starting line-up. Danny Welbeck is the preferred choice in a strong Manchester United team. Alexander Frei starts up front for Basel, but they are without suspended midfielders Xherdan Shaqiri and Benjamin Huggel.

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Bayern Munich v Man City line-ups

Bayern Munich: Neuer, Rafinha, Van Buyten, Boateng, Lahm, Schweinsteiger, Gustavo, Muller, Kroos, Ribery, Gomez. Subs: Butt, Petersen, Robben, Usami, Contento, Alaba, Tymoschuk.

Man City: Hart, Richards, Kompany, Toure, Clichy, Nasri, Barry, Toure Yaya, Silva, Aguero, Dzeko. Subs: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Lescott, Milner, Kolarov, Tevez, De Jong.

Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary)

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BAYERN MUNICH v MAN CITY NEWS
Manchester City fans will consider a trip to face four-times European Cup winners Bayern Munich as evidence of their team's arrival at the top tier. The German side will be making their 251st Champions League or European Cup appearance - this is only City's third, but their players are not exactly lacking experience in this competition. Bayern have won their last nine games this season without conceding a goal so the bets are that despite City's firepower, they will settle for a point.

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FOOTBALL LEAGUE UPDATE:

It's an unlikely rivalry, but Brighton and Crystal Palace  have history.  Tonight Palace will go to the new Amex Stadium, aiming to stall their high-flying opponents' rapid progress. Derby can go top of the Championship if they beat Barnsley at home, while West Ham - a point behind Nigel Clough's side - host Ipswich. At the bottom, new Doncaster boss Dean Saunders is hoping to maintain his good start as they host in-form Hull.

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Scottish Premier League update:

Leaders Rangers can move seven points clear of Celtic with a win over Kilmarnock tonight (1945 BST KO). Ally McCoist's side are unbeaten in the league but will be without leading scorer Steven Naismith since he starts a two-match ban. Killie boss Kenny Shiels is still smarting from a 3-0 loss at St Mirren on Saturday but insists he won't alter his attacking philosophy at Ibrox

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GOALFLASH

Man Utd 1-0 Basel (Danny Welbeck)

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Then a minute later...

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Then a minute later...
GOALFLASH

Man Utd 2-0 Basel (Danny Welbeck)

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GOALFLASH

Man Utd 2-0 Basel (Danny Welbeck)
Man Utd goal: Ryan Giggs and Danny Welbeck combine again, and this time Welbeck strokes home a cool first-time finish into the bottom corner. Basel's defence is stretches all over the shop and Giggs' low cross finds Welbeck at the far post to turn the ball into the net. Game, set and match for United?

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LATEST:

Napoli 2-0 Villarreal

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LATEST:

Trabzonspor 0-1 Lille
Lyon 1-0 Dinamo Zagreb
Real Madrid 1-0 Ajax

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GOALFLASH

Bayern Munich 1-0 Man City (Mario Gomez)

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GOALFLASH

Bayern Munich 1-0 Man City (Mario Gomez)
Bayern goal: It's been coming. Joe Hart makes a brilliant double save to deny Frank Ribery and then Thomas Muller, but the ball falls for Mario Gomez to put the German side in front.

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GOALFLASH

SC Otelul Galati 0-1 Benfica (Zanaki Bruno Cesar)

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GOALFLASH

Real Madrid 2-0 Ajax (Kaka)

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GOALFLASH

Lyon 2-0 Dinamo Zagreb (Bakary Kone)

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GOALFLASH

Bayern Munich 2-0 Man City (Mario Gomez)

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GOALFLASH

Bayern Munich 2-0 Man City (Mario Gomez)
Bayern goal: Joe Hart is furious with his defence, and he has every right to be. Toni Kroos bends in a free-kick from the left which Daniel van Buyten flicks goalwards. It is creeping in at the near post until Joe Hart pushes it away but Mario Gomez reacts before anyone wearing a blue shirt to sweep in the loose ball. Hart gets something on the ball, but he cannot keep it out.

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HALF-TIME

Bayern Munich 2-0 Man City
Man Utd 2-0 Basel

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GOALFLASH

Real Madrid 3-0 Ajax (Karim Benzema)

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GOALFLASH

Man Utd 2-1 Basel (Fabian Frei)

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GOALFLASH

Man Utd 2-1 Basel (Fabian Frei)
Basel goal: Game on? David de Gea makes another excellent save to deny Marco Streller from a corner but the ball flies into the path of Fabian Frei to bury a delicious half-volley.

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Two minutes later...

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Two minutes later...
2100: GOALFLASH

Man Utd 2-2 Basel (Alexander Frei)

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2100: GOALFLASH

Man Utd 2-2 Basel (Alexander Frei)
Basel goal: Who saw this coming? Not me. Basel feel they have been denied a goalscoring chance when Rio Ferdinand, who is the last man, slips and fells Alexander Frei on the edge of the area but play is waved on. Anyway, just over 30 seconds later, Fabian Frei sends over the cross of his life from the right for Alexander Frei to power his header past David de Gea.

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PENALTY to BASEL

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PENALTY to BASEL
GOALFLASH

Man Utd 2-3 Basel (Alexander Frei)

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GOALFLASH

Man Utd 2-3 Basel (Alexander Frei)
Basel goal: Amazing. Amazingly bad defending, that is. Phil Jones dwells too long on the ball, and loses it on the edge of his own box. Marco Streller is clumsily felled by Antonio Valencia as he shapes to shoot and that's a stonewall penalty. Alexander Frei steps up to fire high into the net and give the Swiss side the lead.

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GOALFLASH

Trabzonspor 1-1 Lille (Gustavo Colman pen)

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Football League latest:

More misery for Forest as looping header from Charlie Austin makes it 5-1. Mellor scores another to put Preston 4-3 up in the see-saw game at Wycombe and Watford fall 1-0 behind to Millwall as a counter-attack ends in Liam Feeney scoring.

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GOALFLASH

Man Utd 3-3 Basel (Ashley Young)

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GOALFLASH

Man Utd 3-3 Basel (Ashley Young)
Man Utd goal: In the 90th minute, Ashley Young gives his side a lifeline. Nani sends over a delightful cross from the right and Young marks his first Champions League game with his first Champions League goal, stooping to head home at the far post.

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Newcastle United winger Jonas Gutierrez signs new four-year contract with the club

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FULL-TIME

Bayern Munich 2-0 Man City
Man Utd 3-3 Basel

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FULL-TIME

Man Utd 3-3 Basel
An incredible game at Old Trafford but that's nothing on the scenes at the Allianz Arena where Carlos Tevez refused to warm up when he was asked to come on in the second half. Tevez's team-mate Edin Dzeko, who I think he was meant to replace, showed his disgust when he took his place on the bench, and I suspect that is just the start of this particular story.

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FULL-TIME

Bayern Munich 2-0 Man City
Bayern are still well on top and are looking far more likely to score. Their latest chances sees Mario Gomez meet Philipp Lahm's cross, but he cannot direct his shot on target.

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FULL-TIME Rangers 2-0 Kilmarnock



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Scottish Premier League update:

Rangers move seven points clear at the top of the Scottish Premier League after a dominant second-half display against Kilmarnock. Nikica Jelavic and Gregg Wylde grabbed the goals in a two-minute burst, either side of the visitors hitting the crossbar.

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Man City defender Kolo Toure on his side's defeat by Bayern Munich:

"We started very well but then we did not defend as a team and in the Champions League you have to defend from the start to the end. City have some great players and the only thing is we need to get the balance right between attacking and defending together."

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Man Utd striker Danny Welbeck on his side's dramatic draw with Basel:

"It feels like a defeat as we started the game so well. Manchester United should be finishing games like this. I'm over the moon to get two goals but it's a team game and I'm bitterly disappointed. We are very disappointed with the result but we have got to get on with it. "

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/11 at 4:00 pm

Man City boss Roberto Mancini explained that he brought on defensive midfielder Nigel de Jong for striker Edin Dzeko after 55 minutes with his side trailing 2-0 because "I wanted to calm everything down." He added "Afterwards I wanted to put Carlos Tevez on the pitch, he refused to go on the pitch. For me it is a bad situation."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/11 at 12:59 am

Manchester City suspend Carlos Tevez for up to two weeks after his alleged refusal to play as a substitute in the defeat by Bayern Munich.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/11 at 1:00 am

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

UEFA Champions League

AC Milan 2-0 Plzen
Arsenal 2-1 Olympiakos
BATE Borisov 0-5 Barcelona
Bayer Leverkusen 2-0 Genk
Marseille 3-0 Borussia Dortmund
Shakhtar Donetsk 1-1 Apoel Nicosia
Valencia 1-1 Chelsea
Zenit St Petersburg 3-1 FC Porto

Npower Championship
Cardiff 2-1 Southampton
Middlesbrough 0-0 Leicester

Clydesdale Bank Premier League
Hibernian 3-2 St Johnstone

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Bolton's Stuart Holden out for six months following surgery for knee cartilage damage

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Thursday, 29 September 2011 Fixtures

UEFA Europa League

Rubin Kazan v PAOK Salonika, GpA, 16:00
Lokomotiv Moscow v Anderlecht, GpL, 17:00
AEK Athens v SK Sturm Graz, GpL, 18:00
AEK Larnaca v Steaua Bucharest, GpJ, 18:00
Braga v Club Bruges, GpH, 18:00
Celtic v Udinese, GpI, 18:00
FC Metalist Kharkiv v AZ Alkmaar, GpG, 18:00
FC Twente v Wisla Krakow, GpK, 18:00
Malmo v Austria Vienna, GpG, 18:00
NK Maribor v Birmingham, GpH, 18:00
Odense BK v Fulham, GpK, 18:00
Rennes v Atletico Madrid, GpI, 18:00
Schalke 04 v Maccabi Haifa, GpJ, 18:00
Athletic Bilbao v Paris SG, GpF, 20:05
FC Vaslui v FC Zurich, GpD, 20:05
Legia Warsaw v Hapoel Tel-Aviv, GpC, 20:05
Macc Tel-Aviv v Dynamo Kiev, GpE, 20:05
Rapid Bucharest v PSV Eindhoven, GpC, 20:05
Red Bull Salzburg v Slovan Bratislava, GpF, 20:05
Sporting v Lazio, GpD, 20:05
Standard Liege v FC Copenhagen, GpB, 20:05
Stoke v Besiktas, GpE, 20:05
Tottenham v Shamrock Rovers, GpA, 20:05
Vorskla Poltava v Hannover 96, GpB, 20:05

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GOALFLASH

NK Maribor 1-1 Birmingham (Chris Burke)

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Tottenham v Shamrock Rovers line-ups

Tottenham: Cudicini, Walker, Corluka, Bassong, Rose, Lennon, Carroll, Livermore, Giovani, Defoe, Pavlyuchenko. Subs: Gomes, Bale, Kaboul, Modric, Falque, Townsend, Kane.

Shamrock Rovers: Brush, Sullivan, Sives, Murray, Rice, O'Donnell, Paterson, Dennehy, Finn, McCabe, Twigg. Subs: Thompson, Stevens, Sheppard, Kilduff, Turner, McCormack, Ricketts.

Referee: Gediminas Mazeika (Lithuania)

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GOALFLASH

NK Maribor 1-1 Birmingham (Chris Burke)
Birmingham goal: The Blues were poised to bring on two more strikers, when they level in Slovenia. It's a beauty too, with Marlon King's reverse pass freeing Chris Burke. He takes one touch before netting with an angled strike from just inside the box.

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Stoke v Besiktas line-ups

Stoke: Sorensen, Upson, Huth, Shawcross, Shotton, Delap, Whitheead, Palacios, Etherington, Crouch, Jerome. Subs: Nash, Whelan, Wilson, Pennant, Walters, Wilkinson, Arismendi.

Besiktas: Recber, Koybasi, Sivok, Korkmaz, Fernandes, Quaresma, Hilbert, Aurelio, Uysal, Sabrosa, De Oliveira. Subs: Gonen, Kavlak, Pektemek, Dag, Holosko, Sidnei, Ernst.

Referee: Antony Gautier (France)

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GOALFLASH

NK Maribor 1-2 Birmingham (Wade Elliott)

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GOALFLASH

NK Maribor 1-2 Birmingham (Wade Elliott)
Birmingham goal: This is a sweet strike by Wade Elliott, who catches the ball nicely from the edge of the box, but it will be filed as a goalkeeper error. Jasmin Handanovic gets a hand to the ball but sees it squirm away from him and inside his right-hand post. The Blues lead, with less than 10 minutes left.

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PENALTY to UDINESE

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GOALFLASH

Odense BK 0-2 Fulham (Andrew Johnson)

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GOALFLASH

Celtic 1-1 Udinese (Almen Abdi)

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GOALFLASH

Celtic 1-1 Udinese (Almen Abdi)
Udinese goal: A soft penalty this, with Neuton brushing past Gary Hooper, who has his arms in the air, before tumbling to the turf. Turkish referee Bulent Yildirim points to the spot, for Almen Abdi to step up and coolly roll the ball past Lukasz Zaluska, who dived the wrong way. Harsh on Celtic.

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RED CARD

Odense's Kalilou Traore

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GOALFLASH

Odense BK 0-2 Fulham (Andrew Johnson)
Fulham goal: The points are in the bag for Martin Jol's side. A fairly hopeful ball over the top by Brede Hangeland finds Andy Johnson, and he curls into the far corner for his sixth goal of the season. A lovely finish, that.

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RED CARD

Odense's Kalilou Traore
Odense red card: He should have walked for nearly breaking Matthew Briggs' but Kalilou Traore is off now. He's just picked up a second yellow for a stamp tackle on Damien Duff. Stupid boy.

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FULL-TIME

Celtic 1-1 Udinese
Odense 0-2 Fulham
Maribor 1-2 Birmingham

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/11 at 1:57 pm

Football star Rio Ferdinand has lost his High Court privacy action over a story about an alleged affair in the Sunday Mirror.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/11 at 1:58 pm

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway gets £2,000 fine & one-match ban after accepting misconduct charge


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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/11 at 1:59 pm

Sunderland suspend defender Titus Bramble pending outcome of a club investigation


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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/11 at 2:10 pm

Kick off at White Hart Lane.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/11 at 2:17 pm

Europa League latest:

Schalke go top of Group J after defeating Maccabi Haifi 3-1 and Twente hammer Wisla 4-1 in Fulham's group. Ryan Donk, former West Brom defender, scores late on to give Club Brugge a 2-1 victory over last season's beaten finalists Braga and Sturm Graz score twice in the last three minutes to overcome a 1-0 deficit against 10-man AEK Athens.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/11 at 2:21 pm

GOALFLASH

Stoke 0-1 Besiktas (Roberto Hilbert)

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GOALFLASH

Stoke 0-1 Besiktas (Roberto Hilbert)
Besiktas goal: It's from their first real attack and it is a goal of real quality from the Turkish side. Ricardo Quaresma slides in Roberto Hilbert who, under pressure from Robert Huth, manages to steer the ball past Thomas Sorensen and into the opposite corner of the net.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/11 at 2:25 pm

GOALFLASH

Stoke 1-1 Besiktas (Peter Crouch)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/11 at 2:26 pm


GOALFLASH

Stoke 1-1 Besiktas (Peter Crouch)
Stoke goal: Not quite so pretty, but Stoke are level within seconds. Rustu Recber flaps at Dean Whitheead's corner and, after a bit of a scramble, Peter Crouch gets enough on the ball to bundle it home. That's his 27th European goal in 51 appearances, which is a ridiculously good record.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/11 at 2:30 pm

Tottenham are pushing hard for an opener and, if not for ex-Coventry keeper Richard Brush, they would have one by now. This time, Giovani dos Santos plays in Jermain Defoe but Brush gets enough on his shot to divert it on to the bar. Shamrock Rovers' army of fans can breathe again.

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/11 at 2:30 pm

It is Richard Brush versus Tottenham right now. Spurs are through again but the Shamrock Rovers keeper is out to close down Roman Pavlyuchenko and, again, push the ball to safety. Brush, an ex-Coventry trainee, is not even their first choice between the sticks.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/11 at 2:45 pm

Tottenham are dominating possession against Shamrock Rovers, but the important statistic for the League of Ireland side is that, after 25 minutes, it is still 0-0. This is going to take a special effort for them to hold out for the full distance, though.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/11 at 2:54 pm

It is half-time at Stoke, and at White Hart Lane too... where Shamrock Rovers are halfway to what would be a famous draw.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/11 at 3:04 pm


It is half-time at Stoke, and at White Hart Lane too... where Shamrock Rovers are halfway to what would be a famous draw.
HALF TIME:

Tottenham 0-0 Shamrock Rovers
Stoke 1-1 Besiktas

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/11 at 3:14 pm

Tottenham are pouring forward already. They have had a bit of a rejig with that substitution - Giovani dos Santos is out on the right now, and Andros Townsend is operating wide on the left, with Danny Rose behind him at left-back.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/11 at 3:16 pm

GOALFLASH

Tottenham 0-1 Shamrock Rovers (Stephen Rice)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/11 at 3:20 pm


GOALFLASH

Tottenham 0-1 Shamrock Rovers (Stephen Rice)
Shamrock Rovers goal: I'm not making this up, honest. How could you? Gary McCabe's curling free-kick is pushed away by Carlo Cudicini, but Gary Twigg hammers it back goalwards and Stephen Rice is in the right place to stick put a leg and help it into the net. Harry Redknapp's face is a picture, and the Irish side's fans are hanging from the rafters at White Hart Lane.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/11 at 3:25 pm

GOALFLASH

Tottenham 1-1 Shamrock Rovers (Roman Pavyluchenko)

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LATEST:

Tottenham 3-1 Shamrock Rovers

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/11 at 3:38 pm

Ex-Tottenham midfielder Rohan Ricketts is warming up for Shamrock.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/11 at 3:41 pm

PENALTY to STOKE

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PENALTY to STOKE
GOALFLASH

Stoke 2-1 Besiktas (Jon Walters)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/11 at 3:42 pm


GOALFLASH

Stoke 2-1 Besiktas (Jon Walters)
Stoke goal: It's been a night of soft penalties (ask Celtic) and this one is no different. Jermaine Pennant's corner is flicked on by Matthew Upson and Peter Crouch goes down very easily as he and Tomas Sivok go for the ball. Still, French referee Antony Gautier points to the spot and Jon Walters makes no mistake, burying his penalty high into the net.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/30/11 at 1:18 am

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes says he 'understands' why Manchester City's Carlos Tevez apparently refused to warm up in the Champions League match against Bayern Munich.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/30/11 at 1:20 am

Thursday, 29 September 2011 Results

UEFA Europa League

Celtic 1-1 Udinese
NK Maribor 1-2 Birmingham
Odense BK 0-2 Fulham
Stoke 2-1 Besiktas
Tottenham 3-1 Shamrock Rovers

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Tottenham fight back from 1-0 down to run out comfortable winners against Shamrock Rovers in the Europa League.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/30/11 at 1:21 am

Friday, 30 September 2011 Fixtures

Npower League Two

Macclesfield v Swindon, 19:45
Southend v Shrewsbury, 19:45

Clydesdale Bank Premier League
Aberdeen v Dunfermline, 19:45

Scottish Football League Championship First Division
Partick Thistle v Morton, 19:45

Corbett Sports Welsh Premier League
Port Talbot v Neath, 19:30

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Friday, 30 September 2011 Results

Npower League Two

Macclesfield 2-0 Swindon
Southend 3-0 Shrewsbury

Clydesdale Bank Premier League
Aberdeen 4-0 Dunfermline

Scottish Football League Championship First Division
Partick Thistle 5-0 Morton

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/30/11 at 10:44 pm

Saturday, 1 October 2011 Fixtures

Barclays Premier League

Everton v Liverpool, 12:45
Aston Villa v Wigan, 15:00
Blackburn v Man City, 15:00
Man Utd v Norwich, 15:00
Sunderland v West Brom, 15:00
Wolverhampton v Newcastle, 15:00

Npower Championship
Barnsley v Coventry, 15:00
Blackpool v Bristol City, 15:00
Crystal Palace v West Ham, 15:00
Hull v Cardiff, 15:00
Ipswich v Brighton, 15:00
Leeds v Portsmouth, 15:00
Millwall v Burnley, 15:00
Peterborough v Doncaster, 15:00
Reading v Middlesbrough, 15:00
Southampton v Watford, 15:00
Leicester v Derby, 17:20

Npower League One
Brentford v Huddersfield, 15:00
Chesterfield v Colchester, 15:00
Exeter v Oldham, 15:00
Hartlepool v Sheffield Wed, 15:00
Leyton Orient v Preston, 15:00
MK Dons v Notts County, 15:00
Rochdale v Wycombe, 15:00
Sheffield Utd v Charlton, 15:00
Stevenage v S(I_am_a_loser_who_has_no_respect_for_women)horpe, 15:00
Tranmere v Bournemouth, 15:00
Walsall v Carlisle, 15:00
Yeovil v Bury, 15:00

Npower League Two
Accrington Stanley v Aldershot, 15:00
AFC Wimbledon v Gillingham, 15:00
Barnet v Northampton, 15:00
Bristol Rovers v Cheltenham, 15:00
Burton Albion v Bradford, 15:00
Crawley Town v Plymouth, 15:00
Dag & Red v Crewe, 15:00
Hereford v Oxford Utd, 15:00
Port Vale v Rotherham, 15:00
Torquay v Morecambe, 15:00

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Saturday, 1 October 2011 Fixtures

Clydesdale Bank Premier League

Dundee Utd v Motherwell, 15:00
Inverness CT v St Mirren, 15:00
Kilmarnock v St Johnstone, 15:00
Rangers v Hibernian, 15:00

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/30/11 at 10:49 pm

Manchester City reject West Ham's bid to take Carlos Tevez on loan

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 6:07 am

BREAKING MERSEYSIDE DERBY TEAM NEWS

Louis Saha starts for Everton. Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez get the nod up front for Liverpool, who recall Dirk Kuyt for Jordan Henderson. Full details of both line-ups will be with you in just a jiffy.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 6:08 am

EVERTON v LIVERPOOL NEWS

Kenny Dalglish takes charge of Liverpool against Everton at Goodison Park for the first time since the famous 4-4 FA Cup fifth round replay that was the final game before his resignation in February 1991. This time he is overseeing an expensive rebuilding programme that will be put to the test by David Moyes' side. Everton, meanwhile, will be expected to take the attack to their neighbours after an ultra-defensive approach led to defeat at Manchester City last Saturday.

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Everton v Liverpool line-ups

Everton: Howard, Hibbert, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Coleman, Fellaini, Rodwell, Osman, Cahill, Saha. Subs: Mucha, Bilyaletdinov, Drenthe, Stracqualursi, Neville, Barkley, Vellios.

Liverpool: Reina, Kelly, Carragher, Skrtel, Jose Enrique, Kuyt, Lucas, Adam, Downing, Suarez, Carroll. Subs: Doni, Gerrard, Henderson, Coates, Spearing, Flanagan, Bellamy.

Referee: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 6:50 am

The 216th Merseyside derby has just kicked off.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 7:21 am

RED CARD

Everton's Jack Rodwell

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RED CARD

Everton's Jack Rodwell
Everton red card: I know we were expecting red cards today but this is a ridiculous decision by referee Martin Atkinson. Jack Rodwell dives into tackle Luis Suarez, and gets all of the ball. He catches Suarez afterwards, but that isn't even a foul in my book, let alone a straight red.

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PENALTY to LIVERPOOL

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PENALTY to LIVERPOOL
MISSED PENALTY

Tim Howard saves from Dirk Kuyt

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MISSED PENALTY

Tim Howard saves from Dirk Kuyt
Missed Liverpool penalty: Well, Martin Atkinson gets this one right. Luis Suarez holds off Phil Jagielka who needlessly goes through the back of him on the left-hand side of the area, and Atkinson points to the spot. Dirk Kuyt, looking for his seventh Merseyside derby goal, steps up to take the penalty but is denied by a fantastic Tim Howard save, with the Everton keeper springing to his left to keep Kuyt's shot out of the bottom corner.

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HALF-TIME

Everton 0-0 Liverpool

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 7:57 am

No changes by either team at the break. A reminder that Steven Gerrard is on the bench for Liverpool today.

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MAN UTD v NORWICH NEWS

According to Opta, Manchester United's David de Gea has made more saves than any other keeper in the Premier League and Norwich boss Paul Lambert will have studied Wednesday's 3-3 draw with Basel in the Champions League with interest. The pressure will be off the Canaries after back-to-back wins but United will have Wayne Rooney back in the fold.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 7:58 am

SUNDERLAND v WEST BROM NEWS

Already this season Sunderland have hit highs and lows, with results as varied as a 4-0 win over European competitors Stoke and a 2-1 loss at newly-promoted Norwich. Finishing chances has been a major flaw for the Black Cats. However, West Brom's attack is even blunter, producing just four league goals to rub together, only one of them earning them any points. Both will view this as the ideal chance to kick-start their campaign proper with a second league win so hopefully we're in for an engrossing afternoon.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 7:58 am

ASTON VILLA v WIGAN NEWS

We're in October and who would have predicted at the start of the season that Aston Villa would be one of only three teams unbeaten in the Premier League? Can Wigan, who picked up just a point away from home, end that Villa's impressive start. And if that isn't enough to whet your appetite Charles N'Zogbia is playing against his old side for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 7:58 am

BLACKBURN v MAN CITY NEWS

Desperate to draw a line under their midweek European dramas, City return to Premier League comforts bidding to make it six wins out of seven. They're unbeaten against Blackburn in seven meetings but Rovers are scrapping to maintain their top-flight status and, despite winning just three of their last 20 league games, they beat Arsenal last time out at Ewood Park and may fancy their chances of another upset.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 7:59 am

WOLVES v NEWCASTLE NEWS

Last season's corresponding fixture was a bit tasty - 12 yellow cards and memorable for the beautiful relationship forged between Wolves' Karl Henry and Newcastle's Joey Barton. The latter has found a new home but maybe Henry will find a new love when Le Toon visit. The home side have lost their last three while Newcastle are unbeaten. Three of the previous four league meetings have ended 1-1. Verdict: Tight.

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GOALFLASH

Everton 0-1 Liverpool (Andy Carroll)

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Wolverhampton v Newcastle line-ups

Wolverhampton: Hennessey, Stearman, Johnson, Berra, Ward, Hunt, Henry, O'Hara, Jarvis, Doyle, Fletcher. Subs: De Vries, Edwards, Vokes, Hammill, Zubar, Doherty, Guedioura.

Newcastle: Krul, Simpson, Steven Taylor, Coloccini, Ryan Taylor, Obertan, Cabaye, Tiote, Gutierrez, Best, Ba. Subs: Elliot, Santon, Guthrie, Ben Arfa, Lovenkrands, Marveaux, Sammy Ameobi.

Referee: Mark Halsey (Lancashire)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 8:27 am

BREAKING MAN CITY TEAM NEWS

Manchester City make six changes from Tuesday's defeat at Bayern Munich for their trip to Ewood Park, with Roberto Mancini replacing Edin Dzeko and Samir Nasri with Mario Balotelli and James Milner.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 8:27 am


GOALFLASH

Everton 0-1 Liverpool (Andy Carroll)
Liverpool goal: Out of nothing, the Reds take the lead. Jose Enrique does well to get to the by-line down the left and Dirk Kuyt cleverly ducks to get out of the way of his pull-back, which finds Andy Carroll to turn his first-time shot into the bottom corner. A quality finish.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 8:29 am

WOLVES v NEWCASTLE TEAM NEWS

Wolves make one change with Steven Fletcher back in the starting line-up in place of Dave Edwards who drops to the bench. Newcastle name the same starting XI that beat Blackburn 3-1 last week. Full-back Davide Santon is on the bench after having fluid drained from his knee.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 8:30 am

Everton make their third change, and they are going to go for this. They have to, really. Young Greek striker Apostolos Vellios is on for Tony Hibbert.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 8:31 am

Blackburn v Man City line-ups

Blackburn: Robinson, Lowe, Samba, Dann, Givet, Petrovic, Nzonzi, Pedersen, Goodwillie, Yakubu, Hoilett. Subs: Bunn, Formica, Slew, Rochina, Vukcevic, Roberts, Hanley.

Man City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Kolarov, Milner, Toure Yaya, Silva, Johnson, Aguero, Balotelli. Subs: Pantilimon, Dzeko, Savic, Barry, Nasri, Clichy, De Jong.

Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire)

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GOALFLASH

Everton 0-2 Liverpool (Luis Suarez)

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Man Utd v Norwich line-ups

Man Utd: Lindegaard, Valencia, Jones, Evans, Evra, Park, Fletcher, Anderson, Nani, Rooney, Hernandez. Subs: De Gea, Ferdinand, Owen, Berbatov, Giggs, Carrick, Welbeck.

Norwich: Ruddy, Naughton, Russell Martin, Barnett, Tierney, Bennett, Hoolahan, Fox, Pilkington, Morison, Johnson. Subs: Rudd, Drury, Crofts, Holt, Jackson, Surman, Chris Martin.

Referee: Stuart Attwell (Warwickshire)

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GOALFLASH

Everton 0-2 Liverpool (Luis Suarez)
Liverpool goal: A messy one this, after good work in the build-up by Dirk Kuyt. Between them, Leighton Baines and Sylvain Distin think they have bustled Luis Suarez off the ball, but they get in a terrible tangle and fall over each other as Distin's attempted clearance merely tees up Suarez to slot home Liverpool's second goal. They might as well have gift-wrapped that one. Game over.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 8:36 am

Sunderland v West Brom line-ups

Sunderland: Mignolet, O'Shea, Brown, Turner, Richardson, Elmohamady, Gardner, Cattermole, Larsson, Sessegnon, Bendtner. Subs: Westwood, Colback, Ji, Meyler, McClean, Cook, Laing.

West Brom: Foster, Reid, McAuley, Olsson, Shorey, Brunt, Mulumbu, Dorrans, Morrison, Odemwingie, Long. Subs: Fulop, Tchoyi, Thomas, Jones, Tamas, Cox, Scharner.

Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 8:38 am

Aston Villa v Wigan line-ups

Aston Villa: Given, Hutton, Dunne, Collins, Warnock, Petrov, Ireland, Bannan, Delph, Agbonlahor, Bent. Subs: Guzan, N'Zogbia, Albrighton, Heskey, Clark, Weimann, Herd.

Wigan: Al Habsi, Stam, Caldwell, Figueroa, Van Aanholt, Moses, McCarthy, Boyce, Watson, Diame, Di Santo. Subs: Kirkland, Maloney, Gomez, McArthur, Sammon, Jones, Lopez.

Referee: Mark Clattenburg (Tyne & Wear)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 8:40 am

Liverpool make their third and final change, with Jordan Henderson on for Lucas. Meanwhile, Craig Bellamy is waiting to take a corner and getting hit with a barrage of plastic bottles, and a lot of abuse too.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 8:40 am

We are into the final minute of the 90. Everton are still aiming crosses into the Liverpool box but they will just want this one to be over, really.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 8:50 am

FULL-TIME

Everton 0-2 Liverpool

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 9:03 am

All five of our Premier League games are now under way.

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GOALFLASH

Sunderland 0-1 West Brom (James Morrison)

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GOALFLASH

Sunderland 0-1 West Brom (James Morrison)
West Brom goal: Not the start under-pressure Sunderland boss Steve Bruce was looking for. Chris Brunt bends a free-kick into the area and James Morrison climbs above Wes Brown to steer his header home.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 9:07 am

One minute later...

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One minute later...
GOALFLASH

Sunderland 0-2 West Brom (Shane Long)

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GOALFLASH

Sunderland 0-2 West Brom (Shane Long)
West Brom goal: Disastrous defending by Sunderland, who don't seem to have woken up yet. Peter Odemwingie is tackled but the ball still breaks forward for Shane Long, who out-paces Michael Turner and side-foots home. Steve Bruce out? That's what they'll be singing at the Stadium of Light...

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 9:22 am

GOALFLASH

Wolves 0-1 Newcastle (Demba Ba)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 9:22 am


GOALFLASH

Wolves 0-1 Newcastle (Demba Ba)
Newcastle goal: The boy is on fire. Or should that be the Ba is on fire? Whatever, there is just no stopping Demba Ba at the moment. Last week's hat-trick hero has just put Newcastle in front, stealing in at the near post to nod Yohan Cabaye's corner into the net.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 9:25 am

GOALFLASH

Sunderland 1-2 West Brom (Nicklas Bendtner)

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GOALFLASH

Sunderland 1-2 West Brom (Nicklas Bendtner)
Sunderland goal: The fightback starts here. Possibly. It's a neat build-up too, with Stephane Sessegnon's pass being backheeled into Nicklas Bendtner's path by Seb Larsson, and the Dane's shot being deflected past Ben Foster by Gareth McAuley.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 9:28 am

GOALFLASH

Sunderland 2-2 West Brom (Ahmed Elmohamady)

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GOALFLASH

Sunderland 2-2 West Brom (Ahmed Elmohamady)
Sunderland goal: Some turnaround for the Black Cats. Nicklas Bendtner is involved again, with his cross finding Ahmed Elmohamady to plant his header into the the corner of the net. Maybe Steve Bruce isn't going to get sacked after all.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 9:31 am

Problems for Man City, with Sergio Aguero being forced off by a groin injury to be replaced by Samir Nasri.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 9:34 am

Scottish Premier League latest:

Three goals so far in the SPL and all have been scored by the away team. Keith Lasley finished off a fine Motherwell passing move to put the Steelmen ahead at Dundee United, Marc McAusland has headed St Mirren into the lead in Inverness, and Francisco Sandaza has put St Johnstone in front at Kilmarnock. At Ibrox, Gregg Wylde has gone close on a few occasions for Rangers but they are still goalless with Hibs.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 9:34 am

Football League latest:

In the Championship Danny Pugh heads Leeds ahead against Portsmouth while it's all square at Selhurst Park in the east London-south London derby with West Ham's Kevin Nolan cancelling out Darren Ambrose's opener for the Eagles. Notts County's chances of continuing their fine run in League One look slim against fellow-high-flyers MK Dons. Notts have had Julian Kelly sent off and also now trail to an Angelo Balanta effort. In League Two Burton Albion's bright start to the season is being spoiled by Bradford who were 2-0 up within 20 minutes while AFC Wimbledon are 2-0 up and in control against Gillingham.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 9:40 am

GOALFLASH

Aston Villa 1-0 Wigan (Gabriel Agbonlahor)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 9:41 am

GOALFLASH

Wolves 0-2 Newcastle (Jonas Gutierrez)

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GOALFLASH

Wolves 0-2 Newcastle (Jonas Gutierrez)
Newcastle goal: Jonas Gutierrez picks up the ball on the right and drives for goal, riding a couple of challenges as he tears through the Wolves defence. He looks up once he is in the area and curls his shot past Wayne Hennessey and into the far corner. Bad defending or a genius solo run? Watch Match of the Day tonoght and decide yourself. I don't think Mick McCarthy will be too happy though.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 9:43 am


GOALFLASH

Aston Villa 1-0 Wigan (Gabriel Agbonlahor)
Villa goal: It's been coming. Gabriel Agbonlahor is too quick and sharp for Gary Caldwell and having worked the space the Villa forward crashes his shot into the roof of the net. It's Agbonlahor's fourth goal of the season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 9:50 am

HALF TIME

Barclays Premier League


Aston Villa 1 v 0 Wigan
Blackburn 0 v 0 Man City
Man Utd 0 v 0 Norwich
Sunderland 2 v 2 West Brom
Wolverhampton 0 v 2 Newcastle

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 10:03 am

Football League latest:

Championship leaders Southampton are in the driving seat against Watford thanks to free-scoring Rickie Lambert's penalty - his eighth goal this season - and Matt Fryatt has given play-off hopefuls Hull the lead against Cardiff. The form team in League One Preston are losing 2-1 to winless Leyton Orient but there are no goals in that division's game of the day between Sheffield United and Charlton. In League Two fifth-placed Rotherham trail Port Vale 2-0 and beleaguered Plymouth's woes continue as they trail Crawley 1-0.

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Scottish Premier League update: Leaders Rangers miss the chance to take a 1-0 half-time lead over Hibs as Steven Whittaker blazes his penalty over the bar. Elsewhere, Motherwell are two up on Dundee United and if stays like that they will leapfrog Celtic, who play tomorrow. Inverness are tied at one goal apiece with St Mirren, and it's the same score between Kilmarnock and St Johnstone.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 10:03 am

While we're in Scotland, worth mentioning that we are close to one of the greatest scorelines of all time. At half-time at the Bayview Stadium, it is East Fife 3, Forfar 2. Just a few more goals please lads...

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 10:11 am

Man City are getting closer, and so is Mario Balotelli. The Italian controls the ball off his chest on the left, cuts inside and whips in a delicious shot that looks like it is creeping in the opposite corner of the net, but slams against the post.

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GOALFLASH

Blackburn 0-1 Man City (Adam Johnson)

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GOALFLASH

Blackburn 0-1 Man City (Adam Johnson)
Man City: We've seen Adam Johnson do this before. Against Sunderland in March of last year, I think. An Aleksandar Kolarov corner is cleared to Johnson on the edge of the box, and he takes one touch to set himself before curling a precise left-foot bullet shot into the top corner. Unstoppable.

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GOALFLASH

Blackburn 0-2 Man City (Mario Balotelli)

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GOALFLASH

Blackburn 0-2 Man City (Mario Balotelli)
Man City goal: I told you Mario Balotelli was getting closer. Samir Nasri escapes down the left and bends in a cross that Scott Dann should clear at the near post, but doesn't. Balotelli nips in in front of him to turn the ball in. It's a long way back for Blackburn from here, although City were 2-0 up at Fulham in their last home game...

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 10:21 am

Wigan are unhappy that Mark Clattenburg opts not to give them a penalty after Franco Di Santo goes to ground after a clumsy challenge from Alan Hutton. Villa then go straight up the other end of the pitch and Ali Al Habsi does wonderfully well to tip Barry Bannan's shot away with a one-handed save.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 10:22 am

GOALFLASH

Aston Villa 2-0 Wigan (Darren Bent)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 10:23 am

Time for some Man Utd changes. Ryan Giggs and Danny Welbeck are on for Nani and Javier Hernandez. Roughly half-an-hour left for the champions to break the deadlock.

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GOALFLASH

Man Utd 1-0 Norwich (Anderson)

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GOALFLASH

Aston Villa 2-0 Wigan (Darren Bent)
Villa goal: Wigan have simply no answer to the Gabriel Agbonlahor and Darren Bent partnership... at this rate these two will be up front for England at Euro 2012. Agbonlahor streaks away from Emmerson Boyce and dinks the ball over for Darren Bent and his volley makes it 2-0.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 10:28 am

Football League latest:

In the Championship Middlesbrough - hunting a fifth win in five league games on their travels - are still scoreless at Reading. High-flying Brighton briefly led at Ipswich courtesy of new signing Vicente's first goal in English football but Michael Chopra has levelled. The normally reliable penalty expert Graham Alexander sees his spot-kick saved as Preston look to level against rock-bottom Leyton Orient in League One and in League Two Burton have come from 2-0 down to level against Bradford.

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GOALFLASH

Man Utd 1-0 Norwich (Anderson)
Man Utd goal: Relief is the overriding emotion at Old Trafford as United take the lead. Ryan Giggs sends over a deep corner and, three headers later, the ball is in the back of the net. Phil Jones and Wayne Rooney combine and Anderson is in the right place to nod home from six yards out.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 10:33 am

GOALFLASH

Blackburn 0-3 Man City (Samir Nasri)

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Football League latest:

In the ChampionshipRickie Lambert's second spot-kick of the game kick doubles Southampton's lead against Watford and loan signing Jonjo Shelvey has put Blackpool 2-0 up against struggling Bristol City on his debut. Cardiff have levelled against Hull thanks to a humdinger of a strike from Joe Ralls. League One leaders Charlton have taken the lead at Sheffield United through substitute Yann Kermogant. Morecambe's hopes of topping League Twoare vanishing, Lee Mansell giving Torquay the lead.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 10:38 am


GOALFLASH

Blackburn 0-3 Man City (Samir Nasri)
Man City goal: Too easy for City this, although there is a whiff of offside about it when Samir Nasri feeds David Silva inside the box. Silva turns away from goal to return the ball to Nasri, whose shot hits Jason Lowe and flies past Paul Robinson. The Blackburn fans are initially furious with the linesman, but quickly turn their anger on to Rovers boss Steve Kean.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 10:39 am

Latest - East Fife 3 Forfar 3 - keep the goals coming.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 10:42 am

Scottish Premier League update:

Kyle Lafferty's goal for Rangers eases the tension inside Ibrox as they move a goal up on Hibs. The leaders will have Motherwell behind them at the top of the table as they are 3-1 up on Dundee United at Tannadice, while Terry Butcher's Inverness are now 2-1 up on St Mirren and St Johnstone are leading Killie 2-1 in Ayrshire

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 10:46 am

GOALFLASH

Man Utd 2-0 Norwich (Danny Welbeck)

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GOALFLASH B

Blackburn 0-4 Man City (Stefan Savic)

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GOALFLASH

Man Utd 2-0 Norwich (Danny Welbeck)
Man Utd goal: More relief at Old Trafford. Danny Welbeck releases Park Ji-Sung down the right and runs on to the return pass to slot home from close range.

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GOALFLASH

Wolves 1-2 Newcastle (Steven Fletcher)

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GOALFLASH B

Blackburn 0-4 Man City (Stefan Savic)
Man City goal: Things are getting even worse for Rovers boss Steve Kean. His side have had a couple of half-chances since City's third goal but they are still unable to defend. Stefan Savic is all alone in the box when the ball comes over from a corner, and he powers his header past Paul Robinson. That's his first goal for City too.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 10:58 am

FULL TIME

Barclays Premier League


Aston Villa 2 v 0 Wigan
Blackburn 0 v 4 Man City
Man Utd 2 v 0 Norwich
Sunderland 2 v 2 West Brom
Wolverhampton 1 v 2 Newcastle

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 11:02 am

Some angry scenes at Ewood Park after the final whistle, where a couple of hundred Blackburn fans are holding a sit-in protest calling for Steve Kean to be sacked. One supporter has even had a t-shirt especially made.

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Latest - East Fife 3 Forfar 3 - keep the goals coming.
Final Score...

East Fife 4 Forfar 3

We have been waiting for this result for a long while.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/11 at 2:31 am

Sunday, 2 October 2011 Fixtures
Barclays Premier League

Bolton v Chelsea, 13:30
Fulham v QPR, 15:00
Swansea v Stoke, 15:00
Tottenham v Arsenal, 16:00

Npower Championship
Nott'm Forest v Birmingham, 15:00

Clydesdale Bank Premier League
Hearts v Celtic, 12:45

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HEARTS v CELTIC NEWS

This game DOES go ahead after Tynecastle passes a morning pitch inspection. The rain has been lashing down all across Scotland, so expect a few dramatic slide tackles on the soggy pitch. There will be extra security around the dugout area as Celtic boss Neil Lennon returns to Gorgie for the first time since he was attacked by a fan in May. Hearts have been up and down this season but are always formidable at home. Celtic start the day 10 points adrift of league leaders Rangers and one point behind Motherwell, with two games in hand over both.

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Hearts v Celtic line-ups

Hearts: MacDonald, Hamill, Webster, Zaliukas, Grainger, Templeton, Jonsson, Mrowiec, Black, Skacel, Stevenson. Subs: Balogh, Elliott, Obua, McGowan, Novikovas, Gordon Smith, Robinson.

Celtic: Forster, Matthews, Majstorovic, Mulgrew, El Kaddouri, Forrest, Ki, Wanyama, Commons, Hooper, Bangura. Subs: Zaluska, Samaras, Stokes, Mark Wilson, McCourt, Rogne, Slane.

Referee: Craig Thomson (Scotland)

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BOLTON v CHELSEA TEAM NEWS

Bolton make five changes from the team which lost at Arsenal last weekend. Veteran keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen misses out through injury and is replaced by Adam Bogdan, while Dedryck Boyata will partner Gary Cahill in a new centre-half pairing. Kevin Davies and David Ngog lead the line together for the first time in the Premier League, with Ricardo Gardner also coming in. Didier Drogba and Daniel Sturridge return to the Chelsea attack with Fernando Torres suspended and Raul Meireles takes over from John Obi Mikel in the holding role.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/11 at 7:25 am

Bolton v Chelsea line-ups

Bolton: Bogdan, Steinsson, Cahill, Boyata, Robinson, Petrov, Pratley, Reo-Coker, Gardner, Ngog, Kevin Davies. Subs: Lainton, Muamba, Eagles, Sanli, Knight, Mark Davies, Vela.

Chelsea: Cech, Bosingwa, Luiz, Terry, Cole, Ramires, Meireles, Lampard, Mata, Drogba, Sturridge. Subs: Turnbull, Ivanovic, Romeu, Mikel, Malouda, Lukaku, Anelka.

Referee: Peter Walton (Northamptonshire)

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HALF-TIME

Hearts 0-0 Celtic

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After two minutes from kick off...

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After two minutes from kick off...
GOALFLASH

Bolton 0-1 Chelsea (Daniel Sturridge)

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GOALFLASH

Bolton 0-1 Chelsea (Daniel Sturridge)
Chelsea goal: He's done this at the Reebok before, but usually in a Bolton shirt. The home defence switch off at a corner and Daniel Sturridge escapes Gretar Steinsson to nod Chelsea in front after just 92 seconds. A nightmarish start for Wanderers.

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Chelsea goal: He's done this at the Reebok before, but usually in a Bolton shirt. The home defence switch off at a corner and Daniel Sturridge escapes Gretar Steinsson to nod Chelsea in front after just 92 seconds. A nightmarish start for Wanderers.
Daniel Sturridge didn't celebrate his goal by the way - a nice sign of respect to Bolton fans. He clearly wants more goals, though, letting fly with a long-range effort, that zips a yard or two wide

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/11 at 7:46 am

Yellow Card

The first booking at the Reebok goes to Bolton striker David Ngog, who catches David Luiz as he chases the ball. Not sure why Chelsea's Raul Meireles doesn't get a booking a couple of minutes later when he brings down Darren Pratley on the edge of the area, but Bolton have a free-kick about 25 yards out...

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/11 at 7:47 am


HALF-TIME

Hearts 0-0 Celtic
Hearts' Lithuanian-based owner Vladimir Romanov is making a rare appearance at Tynecastle and he will be pleased with what he's seen so far. The fired-up home side are matching Celtic in an end-to-end contest, full of bone-shuddering tackles. The goalkeepers can boast one fantastic save each, although Mo Bangura really should have nodded Celtic in front from close range.

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GOALFLASH

Bolton 0-2 Chelsea (Frank Lampard)

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GOALFLASH

Bolton 0-2 Chelsea (Frank Lampard)
Chelsea goal: Well, it WAS a decent response by Bolton. Defensively they are still all over the shop and, after a neat passing move, Daniel Sturridge feeds Frank Lampard to sweep home Chelsea's second goal.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/11 at 8:43 am

LATEST:

Bolton 1-4 Chelsea

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FULL-TIME

Hearts 2-0 Celtic

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Swansea v Stoke line-ups

Swansea: Vorm, Williams, Taylor, Monk, Rangel, Sinclair, Dyer, Routledge, Allen, Gower, Graham. Subs: Tremmel, Dobbie, Lita, Moore, Bessone, Richards, Lucas.

Stoke: Begovic, Wilson, Shawcross, Delap, Woodgate, Whelan, Pennant, Whitheead, Wilkinson, Walters, Crouch. Subs: Sorensen, Huth, Sidibe, Upson, Shotton, Arismendi, Jerome.

Referee: Mike Jones (Cheshire)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/11 at 8:47 am

WANSEA v STOKE TEAM NEWS

Swansea show two changes to the side which started against Chelsea last Saturday with fit again Danny Graham replacing Leroy Lita and Wayne Routledge in for the injured Leon Britton. Dean Whitheead for Matthew Etherington is the only change to the Stoke side which started the 1-1 draw against Manchester United last weekend. Former Swansea striker Mamady Sidibe is among the Stoke substitutes.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/11 at 8:48 am

Fulham v QPR line-ups

Fulham: Schwarzer, Grygera, Baird, Hangeland, Riise, Dempsey, Sidwell, Murphy, Dembele, Zamora, Johnson. Subs: Etheridge, Kelly, Orlando Sa, Ruiz, Senderos, Duff, Etuhu.

QPR: Kenny, Orr, Hall, Ferdinand, Young, Derry, Wright-Phillips, Faurlin, Taarabt, Barton, Bothroyd. Subs: Murphy, Campbell, Mackie, Buzsaky, Perone, Smith, Helguson.

Referee: Andre Marriner (W Midlands)

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GOALFLASH

Bolton 1-5 Chelsea (Frank Lampard)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/11 at 8:49 am

FULHAM v QPR TEAM NEWS

Fulham boss Martin Jol makes six changes after their midweek win over Danish side Odense in the Europa League, with Mousa Dembele and Bobby Zamora coming in to join Andrew Johnson up front in a very attacking line-up. There is just the one change for QPR, with Bradley Orr in for the suspended Armand Traore, as these two teams meet for the first time in a decade.

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GOALFLASH

Bolton 1-5 Chelsea (Frank Lampard)
Frank Lampard has a hat-trick for this match.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/11 at 8:56 am


GOALFLASH

Bolton 1-5 Chelsea (Frank Lampard)
Chelsea goal: Say what you like about Bolton's defending but Frank Lampard's finishing has been top-class today. He exchanges passes with Didier Drogba and calmy sets himself up to fire past Adam Bogdan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/11 at 8:57 am

Nottm Forest v Birmingham line-ups

Nottm Forest: Camp, Chambers, Morgan, Lynch, Hill, Majewski, Moussi, McGugan, Derbyshire, Miller, Tudgay. Subs: Smith, Reid, Greening, Gunter, Findley.

Birmingham: Myhill, Spector, Caldwell, Ibanez, Ridgewell, Burke, Gomis, Elliott, Fahey, Beausejour, Zigic. Subs: Doyle, Murphy, King, Redmond, Wood.

Referee: Mark Haywood (W Yorkshire)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/11 at 9:01 am

TOTTENHAM v ARSENAL NEWS

Tottenham start the north London derby as favourites after finding a rich vein of form following an uncertain start to the season - but Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is talking with renewed optimism after a declaration of confidence from his board and victories against Bolton and Olympiakos. With Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea regarded as the teams who will fight for the title, these two will have eyes on the Champions League places.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/11 at 9:06 am

GOALFLASH

Fulham 1-0 QPR (Andrew Johnson)

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GOALFLASH

Fulham 1-0 QPR (Andrew Johnson)
Fulham goal: Daniel Sturridge's opener for Chelsea after 92 seconds was the fastest goal in the Premier League this season. It was, because Andrew Johnson has just beaten it, by about two seconds I think. He follows up after Moussa Dembele's shot is pushed away, to slot Fulham ahead from close range.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/11 at 9:11 am

PENALTY to SWANSEA

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PENALTY to SWANSEA
GOALFLASH

Swansea 1-0 Stoke (Scott Sinclair, pen)

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GOALFLASH

Swansea 1-0 Stoke (Scott Sinclair, pen)
Swansea goal: It's a needless penalty to concede this one, with Ryan Shawcross taking out Scott Sinclair as the Swans forward runs away from goal. Anyway, Sinclair picks himself up and fires confidently home from the spot. Just the start the Welsh side wanted.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/11 at 9:18 am

BREAKING ARSENAL TEAM NEWS

Alex Song is picked at centre-back as Francis Coquelin replaces him in midfield for the derby with Tottenham. Theo Walcott also comes in in place of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, while Gervinho and Robin van Persie are also restored to the attack.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/11 at 9:20 am

PENALTY to FULHAM

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PENALTY to FULHAM
GOALFLASH

Fulham 2-0 QPR (Danny Murphy)

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GOALFLASH

Fulham 2-0 QPR (Danny Murphy)
Fulham goal: The Cottagers had just gone close through a sweet Andrew Johnson volley from Bobby Zamora's knockdown when a moment of madness by QPR keeper Paddy Kenny gifts them a second goal. Kenny comes dashing out to the right-hand side of his area for no apparent reason to send Andrew Johnson tumbling. That's a definite penalty, which Danny Murphy despatches into the roof of the net. Breathing space for the Cottagers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/11 at 9:24 am

Tottenham v Arsenal line-ups

Tottenham: Friedel, Walker, Kaboul, King, Assou-Ekotto, Van der Vaart, Parker, Modric, Bale, Adebayor, Defoe. Subs: Cudicini, Pavlyuchenko, Giovani, Bassong, Corluka, Livermore, Sandro.

Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Song, Gibbs, Ramsey, Arteta, Coquelin, Walcott, van Persie, Gervinho. Subs: Fabianski, Park, Andre Santos, Arshavin, Jenkinson, Frimpong, Benayoun.

Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/11 at 9:26 am

FULL-TIME

Bolton 1-5 Chelsea

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FULL-TIME

Bolton 1-5 Chelsea
Frank Lampard left the pitch at the Reebok clutching the match-ball. Just an England call-up to come later, which should complete a good weekend's work for the Chelsea midfielder.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/11 at 9:33 am

That crushing defeat by Chelsea means is Bolton's worst league start in 109 years, which I'm sure you'll agree is a long time. It would still be madness to sack Owen Coyle on the back of it, although I would suggest some extra defensive work in training this week.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/11 at 9:38 am

GOALFLASH

Nott'm Forest 1-0 Birmingham (Ishmael Miller)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/11 at 9:39 am

GOALFLASH

Fulham 3-0 QPR (Andrew Johnson)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/11 at 9:42 am


GOALFLASH

Fulham 3-0 QPR (Andrew Johnson)
Fulham goal: Neil Warnock is looking decidedly glum on the sidelines, and for good reason. His QPR side are at sixes and sevens at the back and being torn apart. Fulham come forward again, and although Clint Dempsey's shot is blocked, Bobby Zamora turns the ball back across goal for Andrew Johnson, who supplies the neat finish.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/11 at 11:31 am

FULL-TIME

Fulham 6-0 QPR
Nottingham Forest 1-3 Birmingham
Swansea 2-0 Stoke

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/11 at 11:32 am

LATEST:

Tottenham 1-1 Arsenal

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/11 at 11:39 am

GOALFLASH

Tottenham 2-1 Arsenal (Kyle Walker)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/11 at 11:42 am


GOALFLASH

Tottenham 2-1 Arsenal (Kyle Walker)
Tottenham goal: I'd expect Wojciech Szczesny to save this. I say that because I rate him. Luka Modric is crowded out on the edge of the area but the ball comes out to Kyle Walker, who takes a touch and slams in a dipping shot which swerves at the last moment and seems to go through the Arsenal keeper. Tottenham are back in front

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/11 at 11:45 am

QPR boss Neil Warnock after his side were battered 6-0 by west London neighbours Fulham:

"We had injuries and we were at sixes and sevens at the back and it showed. They cut through us like a knife through butter, but there won't be many days like this hopefully."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/11 at 12:14 pm

FULL-TIME

Tottenham 2-1 Arsenal

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/11 at 2:29 pm

Manager Steve McClaren and chairman Nigel Doughty resign from Nottingham Forest

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/11 at 1:31 am

Arsenal's Bacary Sagna out for up to three months after breaking his leg against Tottenham

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/11 at 1:31 am

Banned ex-Asian Football Confederation chief Mohammed Bin Hammam fails to block replacement

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Written By: Henk on 10/03/11 at 5:38 am


Manager Steve McClaren and chairman Nigel Doughty resign from Nottingham Forest



Poor Steve... Not too long ago he led FC Twente to their first championship in the Netherlands. But then he moved to Wolfsburg (and failed), and subsequently Nottingham Forest (only to fail again).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/11 at 1:26 pm

Bristol City part company with manager Keith Millen

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/11 at 1:26 pm

Carlos Tevez due to meet Man City officials on Monday as part of club's ongoing investigation

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/11 at 1:27 pm

Skipper Aaron Hughes ruled out of Northern Ireland's final two Euro 2012 qualifiers

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/11 at 2:47 pm

Niall Quinn stands down as Sunderland chairman - will take up another role at the club

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/11 at 11:59 am

Celtic captain Scott Brown is ruled out for eight to 10 weeks and will undergo ankle surgery

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/11 at 11:59 am

Everton midfielder Jack Rodwell has won his appeal against the red card shown to him against Liverpool on Saturday.

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Written By: Bobo on 10/04/11 at 3:41 pm

Right. A fair month of stuff for me to do... since August 21 I guess.

August 22 results:

Premier League

Manchester United 3 - 0 Tottenham Hotspur

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Written By: Bobo on 10/04/11 at 3:45 pm

August 23:

Carling Cup (Round 1):

Crystal Palace 2 - 0 Crawley Town
Bristol Rovers 1 - 1 Watford (Bristol Rovers win on penalties)
Charlton Athletic 2 - 1 Reading

Carling Cup (Round 2):

Millwall 2 - 0 Morecambe
Bury 2 - 4 Leicester City
AFC Bournemouth 1 - 4 West Bromwich Albion
Aston Villa 2 - 0 Hereford United
Brighton & Hove Albion 1 - 0 Sunderland (AET)
Shrewsbury Town 3 - 1 Swansea City
Norwich City 0 - 4 Milton Keynes Dons
Northampton Town 0 - 4 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Wycombe Wanderers 1 - 4 Nottingham Forest
Burnley 3 - 2 Barnet (AET)
Doncaster Rovers 1 - 2 Leeds United
Cardiff City 5 - 3 Huddersfield Town (AET)
Queens Park Rangers 0 - 2 Rochdale

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

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August 24:

Champions League

Udinese 1 - 2 Arsenal

Carling Cup (Round 1)

Bristol City 0 - 1 Swindon Town
West Ham United 1 - 2 Aldershot Town

Carling Cup (Round 2)

Peterborough United 0 - 2 Middlesbrough
Exeter City  1 - 3 Liverpool
Blackburn Rovers  3 - 1 Sheffield Wednesday
Everton  3 - 1 Sheffield United
Bolton Wanderers  2 - 1 Macclesfield Town

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

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August 25:

Europa League

Dnipro 0 - 1 Fulham
Birmingham City 3 - 0 Nacional
Stoke City 4 - 1 Thun
Tottenham Hotspur 0 - 0 Hearts

Carling Cup (Round 2)

Skankthorpe United 1 - 2 Newcastle United (AET)

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

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August 27:

Premier League

Aston Villa 0 - 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Wigan Athletic 2 - 0 Queens Park Rangers
Blackburn Rovers 0 - 1 Everton  
Chelsea 3 - 1 Norwich City  
Swansea City 0 - 0 Sunderland
Liverpool 3 - 1 Bolton Wanderers

FLC

Middlesbrough 1 - 1 Coventry City
Crystal Palace 1 - 1 Blackpool
Brighton & Hove Albion 2 - 0 Peterborough United
Ipswich Town 2 - 1 Leeds United
Millwall 0 - 0 Barnsley
Leicester City 3 - 2 Southampton
Derby County 1 - 2 Burnley
Hull City 1 - 0 Reading
Portsmouth 1 - 1 Cardiff City
Doncaster Rovers 1 - 1 Bristol City

FL1

Yeovil Town 0 - 1 Sheffield United
Brentford 0 - 2 Tranmere Rovers
Milton Keynes Dons 1 - 0 Stevenage
Leyton Orient 1 - 2 Carlisle United
Sheffield Wednesday 3 - 2 Skankthorpe United
Rochdale 1 - 3 Hartlepool United
Colchester United 4 - 1 Oldham Athletic
Exeter City 2 - 1 Chesterfield
Huddersfield Town 3 - 0 Wycombe Wanderers
Preston North End 2 - 0 Notts County
AFC Bournemouth 0 - 2 Walsall
Bury 1 - 2 Charlton Athletic

FL2:

Bradford City 4 - 2 Barnet
Shrewsbury Town 2 - 1 Swindon Town
Rotherham United 3 - 0 Gillingham
Northampton Town 0 - 2 Morecambe
Accrington Stanley 2 - 1 Burton Albion
Dagenham & Red… 1 - 1 Torquay United
Macclesfield Town 4 - 0 AFC Wimbledon
Cheltenham Town 3 - 1 Crawley Town
Bristol Rovers 0 - 0 Hereford United
Port Vale 2 - 3 Southend United
Plymouth Argyle 0 - 1 Crewe Alexandra
Oxford United 1 - 1 Aldershot Town

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

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August 28:

Premier League

Newcastle United  2 - 1  Fulham
Tottenham Hotspur  1 - 5  Manchester City
West Bromwich Albion 0 - 1  Stoke City
Manchester United  8 - 2  Arsenal

FLC

Nottingham Forest 1 - 4 West Ham United
Watford 2 - 2 Birmingham City

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

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August 30:

Carling Cup:

Aldershot Town 2 - 0 Carlisle United
Swindon Town 1 - 3 Southampton
Leyton Orient 3 - 2 Bristol Rovers

Football League Trophy:

Skankthorpe United 2 - 0 Hartlepool United
Tranmere Rovers 1 - 1 Port Vale (Tranmere Rovers win on penalties)
Burton Albion 1 - 2 Sheffield United
Colchester United 1 - 3 Barnet
Bradford City 0 - 0 Sheffield Wednesday (Bradford City win on penalties)
Northampton Town 1 - 2 Huddersfield Town
Bury 0 - 0 Crewe Alexandra (Crewe Alexandra win on penalties)
Walsall 2 - 1 Shrewsbury Town
Milton Keynes Dons 3 - 3 Brentford (Brentford win on penalties)
Exeter City 1 - 1 Plymouth Argyle (Exeter win on penalties)
Cheltenham Town 2 - 1 Torquay United
Southend United 1 - 0 Crawley Town
AFC Bournemouth 4 - 1 Hereford United

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

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Results from September 2:

Internationals

Bulgaria 0 - 3 England
Northern Ireland 0 - 1 Serbia
Wales 2 - 1 Montenegro

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

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Results from September 3:

FL1

Stevenage 4 - 2 Rochdale
Chesterfield 0 - 0 Leyton Orient
Hartlepool United 2 - 0 Exeter City
Notts County 3 - 1 AFC Bournemouth
Oldham Athletic 1 - 1 Huddersfield Town
Sheffield United 4 - 0 Bury
Tranmere Rovers 0 - 0 Yeovil Town
Walsall 0 - 1 Brentford
Carlisle United 1 - 3 Milton Keynes Dons
Skankthorpe United 1 - 1 Colchester United

FL2

Swindon Town 3 - 2 Rotherham United
Crewe Alexandra 3 - 1 Oxford United
AFC Wimbledon 3 - 2 Port Vale
Morecambe 1 - 1 Bradford City
Gillingham 0 - 1 Shrewsbury Town
Southend United 2 - 2 Northampton Town
Barnet 0 - 0 Accrington Stanley
Aldershot Town 1 - 0 Cheltenham Town
Crawley Town 4 - 1 Bristol Rovers
Burton Albion 2 - 1 Plymouth Argyle
Hereford United 1 - 0 Dagenham & Redbridge
Torquay United 3 - 0 Macclesfield Town

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

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September 5:

FL1:

Charlton Athletic 1 - 1 Sheffield Wednesday

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

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September 6:

European Championships

Russia 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
England 1 - 0 Wales
Estonia 4 - 1 Northern Ireland
Scotland 1 - 0 Lithuania

FL Trophy

Accrington Stanley 3 - 2 Carlisle United
Wycombe Wanderers 3 - 1 Bristol Rovers

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

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September 7:

FL Trophy

Leyton Orient 1 - 1 Dag + Red (Dag + Red win on penalties)

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

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September 8:

Friendly:

Juventus 1 - 1 Notts County

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September 10:

Premier League

Arsenal 1 - 0 Swansea City
Bolton Wanderers 0 - 5 Manchester United
Everton 2 - 2 Aston Villa
Manchester City 3 - 0 Wigan Athletic
Stoke City 1 - 0 Liverpool
Sunderland 1 - 2 Chelsea
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 - 2 Tottenham Hotspur

FLC

Blackpool 2 - 0 Ipswich Town
Leeds United 3 - 2 Crystal Palace
Cardiff City 2 - 0 Doncaster Rovers
Burnley 0 - 2 Middlesbrough
Bristol City 0 - 1 Brighton & Hove Albion
Reading 0 - 2 Watford
West Ham United 4 - 3 Portsmouth
Southampton 3 - 2 Nottingham Forest
Barnsley 1 - 1 Leicester City
Peterborough United 0 - 1 Hull City
Coventry City 2 - 0 Derby County

FL1

Carlisle United 1 - 2 Hartlepool United
Oldham Athletic 1 - 1 Stevenage
Huddersfield Town 2 - 0 Tranmere Rovers
Bury 2 - 4 Rochdale
Colchester United 1 - 1 Leyton Orient
Charlton Athletic 2 - 0 Exeter City
Bournemouth 0 - 3 Chesterfield
Notts County 2 - 1 Walsall
Wycombe Wanderers 0 - 1 Brentford
Sheffield Wednesday 3 - 1 Milton Keynes Dons
Skankthorpe United 1 - 1 Sheffield United

FL2

Shrewsbury Town 3 - 1 Hereford United
Bradford City 2 - 2 Bristol Rovers
Cheltenham Town 2 - 0 Macclesfield Town
Aldershot Town 1 - 1 AFC Wimbledon
Morecambe 6 - 0 Crawley Town
Gillingham 1 - 1 Accrington Stanley
Oxford United 2 - 2 Burton Albion
Rotherham United 3 - 1 Dagenham & Redbridge
Northampton Town 0 - 0 Torquay United
Swindon Town 2 - 0 Southend United
Crewe Alexandra 3 - 1 Barnet
Plymouth Argyle 0 - 2 Port Vale

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Bobo on 10/04/11 at 4:22 pm

September 11:

Premier League

Fulham 1 - 1 Blackburn Rovers
Norwich City 0 - 1 West Bromwich Albion

FLC

Birmingham City 3 - 0 Millwall

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

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September 12:

Premier League

Queens Park Rangers 0 - 0 Newcastle United

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Septmeber 13:

Champions League

Chelsea 2 - 0 Bayer Leverkusen
Borussia Dortmund 1 - 1 Arsenal

FL1

Tranmere Rovers 1 - 2 Carlisle United
Leyton Orient 1 - 3 AFC Bournemouth
Sheffield United 0 - 3 Huddersfield Town
Walsall 0 - 1 Oldham Athletic
Exeter City 1 - 1 Notts County
Stevenage 5 - 1 Sheffield Wednesday
Rochdale 1 - 0 Skankthorpe United
Brentford 1 - 1 Colchester United
Chesterfield 1 - 0 Bury
Yeovil Town 1 - 0 Wycombe Wanderers

FL2

Hereford United 0 - 2 Aldershot Town
Bristol Rovers 1 - 0 Shrewsbury Town
Port Vale 3 - 2 Bradford City
AFC Wimbledon 0 - 3 Northampton Town
Dagenham & Redbridge 0 - 1 Oxford United
Torquay United 2 - 2 Cheltenham Town
Crawley Town 0 - 3 Swindon Town
Barnet 2 - 0 Plymouth Argyle
Accrington Stanley 1 - 1 Rotherham United
Macclesfield Town 1 - 1 Morecambe
Burton Albion 1 - 0 Crewe Alexandra
Southend United 1 - 0 Gillingham

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

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September 14:

Champions League

Manchester City 1 - 1 Napoli
Benfica 1 - 1 Manchester United

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September 15:

Europa League

PAOK 0 - 0 Tottenham Hotspur
Dynamo Kyiv 1 - 1 Stoke City
Fulham 1 - 1 Twente

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

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September 17:

Premier League

Blackburn Rovers 4 - 3 Arsenal
Aston Villa 1 - 1 Newcastle United
Bolton Wanderers 1 - 2 Norwich City
Everton 3 - 1 Wigan Athletic
Swansea City 3 - 0 West Bromwich Albion
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 - 3 Queens Park Rangers

FLC

Millwall 0 - 0 West Ham United
Nottingham Forest 1 - 2 Derby County
Crystal Palace 0 - 1 Middlesbrough
Leicester City 1 - 0 Brighton & Hove Albion
Barnsley 1 - 1 Watford
Hull City 1 - 0 Portsmouth
Reading 2 - 0 Doncaster Rovers
Blackpool 1 - 1 Cardiff City
Peterborough United 2 - 1 Burnley
Leeds United 2 - 1 Bristol City

FL1

Exeter City 0 - 2 AFC Bournemouth
Tranmere Rovers 2 - 0 Wycombe Wanderers
Walsall 2 - 2 Skankthorpe United
Stevenage 0 - 2 Notts County
Sheffield United 3 - 0 Colchester United
Hartlepool United 3 - 0 Bury
Chesterfield 4 - 1 Carlisle United
Milton Keynes Dons 1 - 1 Huddersfield Town
Leyton Orient 1 - 3 Oldham Athletic
Brentford 1 - 3 Preston North End
Yeovil Town 2 - 3 Sheffield Wednesday
Rochdale 2 - 3 Charlton Athletic

FL2

Port Vale 2 - 3 Shrewsbury Town
AFC Wimbledon 4 - 1 Cheltenham Town
Southend United 2 - 0 Plymouth Argyle
Macclesfield Town 3 - 1 Northampton Town
Accrington Stanley 0 - 2 Crewe Alexandra
Burton Albion 2 - 0 Swindon Town
Barnet 0 - 2 Oxford United
Dagenham & Redbridge 1 - 2 Morecambe
Hereford United 1 - 6 Gillingham
Torquay United 3 - 3 Rotherham United
Bristol Rovers 0 - 1 Aldershot Town
Crawley Town 3 - 1 Bradford City

FA Cup (1QR)

Tavistock 1 - 3 Bodmin Town
Weymouth 0 - 0 Taunton Town
Bideford 2 - 1 Bridgwater Town
Bishop Sutton 0 - 4 Cadbury Heath
Clevedon Town 3 - 2 Brislington
Hallen 2 - 2 Frome Town
Swindon Supermarine 3 - 2 Cirencester Town
Yate Town 1 - 0 Larkhall Athletic
Merthyr Town 1 - 1 Cinderford Town
Chippenham Town 0 - 3 Wells City
Godalming Town 1 - 1 Moneyfields
AFC Totton 2 - 0 Fleet Town
Hartley Wintney 1 - 0 Bashley
Bournemouth FC 2 - 1 Newport (IOW)
Poole Town 3 - 0 Kingstonian
Sholing 2 - 1 Blackfield & Langley
Whitchurch United 2 - 0 Brockenhurst
Hungerford Town 3 - 1 Horndean
Horsham 2 - 2 Lingfield
Folkestone Invicta 0 - 3 Whitheawk
Hythe Town 5 - 2 Erith & Belvedere
Shoreham 0 - 3 Thamesmead Town
Chipstead 3 - 1 Redhill
Horley Town 0 - 4 Dulwich Hamlet
Crawley Down 0 - 2 VCD Athletic
Merstham 2 - 1 Walton & Hersham
Banstead 1 - 9 Maidstone United
Chatham Town 0 - 1 Worthing
Beckenham Town 4 - 2 Metropolitan Police
Bognor Regis Town 1 - 0 Sittingbourne
Hastings United 0 - 3 Cray Wanderers
Chertsey Town 4 - 1 Lewes
Margate 3 - 0 Tooting & Mitcham
Herne Bay 2 - 3 Erith Town
Carshalton Athletio 3 - 0 Faversham Town
Wealdstone 0 - 2 Beaconsfield SYCOB
Hanworth Villa 1 - 0 Wembley
Thame United 2 - 0 Brackley Town
Harrow Borough 2 - 0 Marlow
AFC Hayes 0 - 3 Hendon
Banbury United 1 - 3 Slough Town
Oxford City 1 - 1 Didcot Town
Leighton Town 4 - 1 Abingdon United
Chesham United 3 - 2 Staines Lammas
Leatherhead 5 - 1 North Leigh
Burnham 1 - 0 Chalfont St Peter
Southend Manor 4 - 2 Romford
Dunstable Town 7 - 0 Broxbourne Borough
Billericay Town 4 - 0 Stotfold FC
Biggleswade Town 3 - 1 Waltham Abbey
East Thurrock 1 - 0 Bedford Town
Hertford Town 0 - 1 Oxhey Jets
Hemel Hempstead 0 - 0 Brentwood Town
Canvey Island 4 - 1 Stansted
AFC Hornchurch 1 - 3 Concord Rangers
Barton Rovers 1 - 1 Hatfield Town
Wingate & Finchley 0 - 3 Redbridge
St. Albans City 0 - 0 Berkhamsted Town
Waltham Forest 2 - 0 Hitchin Town
Tilbury 1 - 2 Arlesey Town
Wisbech Town 1 - 4 Wroxham
Heybridge Swifts 1 - 2 Lowestoft Town
Bury Town 3 - 0 Gorleston
Leiston 0 - 1 AFC Sudbury
Needham Market 1 - 1 Ely City
Cambridge City 2 - 2 Maldon & Tiptree
Loughborough 3 - 1 Daventry United
Quorn 2 - 1 Loughborough United
Huntingdon Town 1 - 3 Daventry Town
Long Buckby 4 - 1 Thrapston Town
Thurnby Nirvana 1 - 1 Barrow Town
Barwell 3 - 1 Stone Dominoes
Newcastle Town 5 - 5 Stratford Town
AFC Wulfrunians 2 - 3 Stafford Rangers
Redditch United 0 - 2 Hednesford Town
Bewdley Town 1 - 2 Stourbridge
Rushall Olympic 1 - 0 Bedworth United
Chasetown 6 - 2 Alvechurch
Kidsgrove Athletic 3 - 0 Gornal Athletic
Leek Town 2 - 0 Tipton Town
Leamington 5 - 0 Boldmere St. Michaels
Evesham United 4 - 0 Rocester
Carlton Town 1 - 0 Heanor Town
Matlock Town 2 - 0 Hucknall Town
Mickleover Sports 4 - 2 Gresley
Grantham Town 2 - 0 Arnold Town
Louth Town 0 - 2 Buxton
Deeping Rangers 5 - 1 New Mills
Trafford 0 - 2 Northwich Victoria
Cammell Laird 1 - 2 Radcliffe Borough
Burscough 2 - 2 Clitheroe
Witton Albion 2 - 0 Marine
AFC Fylde 1 - 1 Chorley
Lancaster City 5 - 1 Maine Road
Squires Gate 0 - 0 Runcorn Linnets
United of Manchester 1 - 1 Woodley Sports
Tadcaster 3 - 0 Scarborough
Ashton United 5 - 1 Runcorn Town
Bradford Park Avenue 8 - 0 Harrogate Railway
North Ferriby United 1 - 0 Worksop Town
Wakefield 4 - 0 Ossett Town
Parkgate 1 - 3 Whitby Town
Pickering Town CFC 2 - 2 Staveley MW
Garforth Town 0 - 2 Frickley Athletic
Armthorpe Welfare 1 - 1 Stocksbridge Park Steels
Shildon AFC 0 - 0 Ashington AFC
Hebburn Town 2 - 0 Penrith AFC
Kendal Town 1 - 0 Whitley Bay FC
Spennymoor 2 - 1 Dunston UTS
Bedlington Terriers 4 - 0 Newcastle Benfield
Kings Lynn 1 - 0 Haverhill Rovers

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

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September 18:

Premier League

Tottenham 4 - 0 Liverpool
Fulham 2 - 2 Manchester City
Sunderland 4 - 0 Stoke City
Manchester United 3 - 1 Chelsea

FLC

Southampton 4 - 1 Birmingham City

FA Cup

Romulus 1 - 2 Bridgnorth Town
Wokingham & Emmbrook 1 - 2 North Greenford United
Grays Athletic 1 - 2 Aveley

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

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September 19:

FLC

Ipswich Town 3 - 0 Coventry City

FA Cup

Taunton Town 1 - 3 Weymouth

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

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September 21:

FA Cup (1QR)

Lingfield 2 - 4 Horsham
Frome Town 1 - 1 Hallen (Frome Town win on penalties)
Staveley MW 4 - 0 Pickering Town CFC

League Cup

Cardiff City 2 - 2 Leicester City (Cardiff City win on penalties)
Brighton & Hove Albion 1 - 2 Liverpool
Southampton 2 - 1 Preston North End
Manchester City 2 - 0 Birmingham City
Chelsea 0 - 0 Fulham (Chelsea win on penalties)
Everton 2 - 1 West Bromwich Albion (AET)

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

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September 23:

FLC

Brighton & Hove Albion 3 - 3 Leeds United

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

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September 24:

Premier League

Manchester City 2 - 0 Everton
Arsenal 3 - 0 Bolton Wanderers
Chelsea 4 - 1 Swansea City
Liverpool 2 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Newcastle United 3 - 1 Blackburn Rovers
West Bromwich Albion 0 - 0 Fulham
Wigan Athletic 1 - 2 Tottenham Hotspur
Stoke City 1 - 1 Manchester United

FLC

Bristol City 1 - 1 Hull City
Middlesbrough 0 - 0 Ipswich Town
Derby County 3 - 0 Millwall
Burnley 1 - 1 Southampton
West Ham United 1 - 0 Peterborough United
Birmingham City 1 - 1 Barnsley
Doncaster Rovers 1 - 0 Crystal Palace
Portsmouth 1 - 0 Blackpool
Coventry City 1 - 1 Reading
Watford 0 - 1 Nottingham Forest

FL1

Charlton Athletic 3 - 1 Chesterfield
Skankthorpe United 2 - 1 Yeovil Town
Bury 0 - 0 Milton Keynes Dons  More info
Preston North End 2 - 1 Tranmere Rovers
AFC Bournemouth 1 - 2 Hartlepool United
Carlisle United 1 - 0 Stevenage
Wycombe Wanderers 1 - 0 Sheffield United
Notts County 2 - 0 Rochdale
Huddersfield Town 2 - 2 Leyton Orient
Oldham Athletic 0 - 2 Brentford
Sheffield Wednesday 3 - 0 Exeter City
Colchester United 1 - 0 Walsall

FL2

Cheltenham Town 0 - 0 Hereford United
Aldershot Town 0 - 1 Crawley Town
Morecambe 2 - 3 Bristol Rovers
Plymouth Argyle 2 - 0 Macclesfield Town
Crewe Alexandra 1 - 1 Port Vale
Rotherham United 0 - 4 Southend United
Bradford City 1 - 2 AFC Wimbledon
Northampton Town 2 - 1 Dagenham & Redbridge
Swindon Town 4 - 0 Barnet
Gillingham 3 - 1 Burton Albion
Shrewsbury Town 2 - 0 Torquay United
Oxford United 1 - 1 Accrington Stanley

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

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September 25

Premier League

QPR 1 - 1 Aston Villa

FLC

Cardiff City 0 - 0 Leicester City

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September 26:

Premier League

Norwich City 2 - 1 Sunderland

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September 27:

Champions League

Bayern Munich 2 - 0 Manchester City
Manchester United 3 - 3 Basel

FLC

Derby County 1 - 1 Barnsley
Portsmouth 2 - 3 Peterborough United
Brighton & Hove Albion 1 - 3 Crystal Palace
Watford 2 - 1 Millwall
West Ham United 0 - 1 Ipswich Town
Coventry City 2 - 2 Blackpool
Burnley 5 - 1 Nottingham Forest
Doncaster Rovers 1 - 1 Hull City
Bristol City 2 - 3 Reading

FL1

MK Dons 1 - 1 Charlton Athletic
Wycombe Wanderers 3 - 4 Preston North End

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

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September 28

Champions League

Valencia 1 - 1 Chelsea
Arsenal 2 - 1 Olympiakos

FLC

Middlesbrough 0 - 0 Leicester City
Cardiff City 2 - 1 Southampton

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Bobo on 10/04/11 at 5:35 pm

September 29

Europa League

Maribor 1 - 2 Birmingham City
OB 0 - 2 Fulham
Tottenham Hotspur 3 - 1 Shamrock Rovers
Stoke City 2 - 1 Besiktas

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

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September 30

FL2

Macclesfield Town 2 - 0 Swindon Town
Southend United 3 - 0 Shrewsbury Town

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Bobo on 10/04/11 at 5:45 pm

October 1

Premier League

Everton 0 - 2 Liverpool
Aston Villa 2 - 0 Wigan Athletic
Blackburn Rovers 0 - 4 Manchester City
Manchester United 2 - 0 Norwich City
Sunderland 2 - 2 West Bromwich Albion
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 2 Newcastle United

FLC

Ipswich Town 3 - 1 Brighton & Hove Albion
Millwall 0 - 1 Burnley
Peterborough United 1 - 2 Doncaster Rovers
Barnsley 2 - 0 Coventry City
Crystal Palace 2 - 2 West Ham United
Leeds United 1 - 0 Portsmouth
Reading 0 - 0 Middlesbrough
Southampton 4 - 0 Watford
Blackpool 5 - 0 Bristol City
Hull City 2 - 1 Cardiff City
Leicester City 4 - 0 Derby County

FL1

Leyton Orient 2 - 1 Preston North End
Exeter City 2 - 0 Oldham Athletic
Hartlepool United 0 - 1 Sheffield Wednesday
Rochdale 2 - 1 Wycombe Wanderers
Sheffield United 0 - 2 Charlton Athletic
Brentford 0 - 4 Huddersfield Town
Milton Keynes Dons 3 - 0 Notts County
Chesterfield 0 - 1 Colchester United
Walsall 1 - 1 Carlisle United
Stevenage 1 - 2 Skankthorpe United
Yeovil Town 1 - 3 Bury
Tranmere Rovers 0 - 0 AFC Bournemouth

FL2

Barnet 1 - 2 Northampton Town
Port Vale 2 - 0 Rotherham United
Accrington Stanley 3 - 2 Aldershot Town
Crawley Town 2 - 0 Plymouth Argyle
AFC Wimbledon 3 - 1 Gillingham
Torquay United 1 - 1 Morecambe
Burton Albion 2 - 2 Bradford City
Dagenham & Redbridge 2 - 1 Crewe Alexandra
Bristol Rovers 1 - 3 Cheltenham Town
Hereford United 0 - 1 Oxford United

FA Cup (R2Q)

Northwich Victoria 1 - 2 Nantwich Town
Stalybridge Celtic 1 - 2 Guiseley
Workington 1 - 2 Droylsden
Halifax Town 2 - 1 Tadcaster
Wakefield 1 - 4 Kendal Town
Stocksbridge Park Steels 3 - 1 Colwyn Bay
Clitheroe 1 - 3 Radcliffe Borough
Staveley MW 0 - 3 Hyde
Blyth Spartans 2 - 1 Bedlington Terriers
Ashton United 0 - 3 Spennymoor
AFC Fylde 2 - 2 Gainsborough Trinity
Hebburn Town 1 - 0 Runcorn Linnets
United of Manchester 0 - 1 Lancaster City
Bradford Park Avenue 3 - 1 Warrington Town
Whitby Town 2 - 1 North Ferriby Town
Frickley Athletic 1 - 1 Harrogate Town
Altrincham 0 - 2 Witton Albion
Ashington AFC 3 - 3 Vauxhall Motors
Histon 1 - 1 Corby Town
Mickleover Sports 1 - 4 Barrow Town
Deeping Rangers 0 - 2 Leek Town
Buxton 1 - 2 Rushall Olympic
Matlock Town 1 - 3 Hinckley United
Eastwood Town 0 - 3 Evesham United
Barwell 0 - 2 Stourbridge
Chasetown 1 - 2 Grantham Town
Slough Town 3 - 2 Boreham Wood
Bridgnorth Town 0 - 2 Long Buckby
Carlton Town 0 - 1 Hednesford Town
Daventry Town 2 - 1 Leamington
Boston United 0 - 0 Kidsgrove Athletic
Kings Lynn 4 - 2 Quorn
Chipstead 0 - 3 Billericay Town
Oxhey Jets 1 - 2 Hendon
Redbridge 1 - 0 Bury Town
Solihull Moors 2 - 0 Loughborough Dynamo
Arlesey Town 6 - 2 Hampton & Richmond
Hanworth Villa 1 - 0 Aveley
Southend Manor 2 - 4 Chertsey Town
North Greenford United 2 - 1 Hythe Town
Wroxham 2 - 2 Concord Rangers
Margate 0 - 0 Thamesmead Town
Dover Athletic 3 - 0 Carshalton Athletic
Sutton United 5 - 1 Dulwich Hamlet
Dartford 5 - 0 Harrow Borough
Staines Town 0 - 0 Beaconsfield SYCOB
Chelmsford City 3 - 0 Tonbridge Angels
Bromley 2 - 1 Welling United
Dunstable Town 1 - 2 Chesham United
Biggleswade Town 1 - 1 Leatherhead
Maidstone United 2 - 3 Bognor Regis Town
Merstham 0 - 2 AFC Sudbury
Weymouth 3 - 3 Hungerford Town
Worthing 0 - 0 Beckenham Town
Yate Town 1 - 1 Bodmin Town
Poole Town 4 - 0 Cadbury Heath
Hartley Wintney 2 - 1 Bideford
Clevedon Town 1 - 2 AFC Totton
Canvey Island 0 - 1 Bishop's Stortford
VCD Athletic 2 - 2 Thurrock
Havant & Waterlooville 4 - 1 Sholing
Bournemouth FC 0 - 0 Truro City
Dorchester Town 0 - 1 Weston-super-Mare
Whitchurch United 0 - 2 Gloucester City
Wells City 0 - 7 Woking
Salisbury City 0 - 3 Swindon Supermarine
Maidenhead United 1 - 1 Farnborough
Eastleigh 3 - 1 Cinderford Town
Godalming Town 2 - 1 Worcester City
Thame United 1 - 3 Oxford City
Frome Town 0 - 0 Basingstoke Town
Lowestoft Town 3 - 0 Hemel Hempstead Town
Whitheawk 0 - 0 Maldon & Tiptree
East Thurrock United 3 - 3 St. Albans City
Needham Market 0 - 3 Nuneaton Town
Burnham 2 - 2 Horsham
Leighton Town 3 - 0 Hatfield Town
Stafford Rangers 2 - 4 Stratford Town

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

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October 2

Premier League

Bolton Wanderers 1 - 5 Chelsea
Fulham 6 - 0 Queens Park Rangers
Swansea City 2 - 0 Stoke City
Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 1 Arsenal

FLC

Nottingham Forest 1 - 3 Birmingham City

FA Cup (2Q)

Cray Wanderers 5 - 0 Erith Town
Waltham Forest 0 - 3 Eastbourne Borough

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

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October 3

FA Cup

Beaconsfield SYCOB 0 - 2 Staines Town
Thurrock 1 - 0 VCD Athletic

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/05/11 at 1:33 am

Accrington defender Tom Bender conscious in hospital after suffering severe concussion in cup tie

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October 3

FA Cup

Beaconsfield SYCOB 0 - 2 Staines Town
Thurrock 1 - 0 VCD Athletic
Staines Town go through to the next round...

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/05/11 at 1:34 am

Scotland captain Darren Fletcher doubtful for games against Liechtenstein and Spain, with tonsillitis

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Wednesday, 5 October 2011 Fixtures

Johnstone's Paint Trophy

Crewe v Macclesfield, R2N, 19:30
Charlton v Brentford, R2S, 19:45

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Inverness manager Terry Butcher agrees new two-year deal with Scottish Premier League club

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Fabio Capello says "relaxed" Wayne Rooney will play against Montenegro despite father's arrest

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Fabio Capello says "relaxed" Wayne Rooney will play against Montenegro despite father's arrest
Wayne Rooney's father has been bailed pending further inquiries after being arrested earlier on Thursday as part of an investigation into suspicious betting activity

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/11 at 1:12 am

Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scores hat-trick as England Under-21s beat Iceland 3-0

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Thursday, 6 October 2011 Results

UEFA Under-21 Championship Qualifying

Iceland U21 0-3 England U21
Luxembourg U21 1-5 Scotland U21

Blue Square Bet Premier
Cambridge Utd 2-2 Stockport

International Match
China PR 2-1 United Arab Emirates

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Friday, 7 October 2011 Fixtures

European Championship Qualifying

Armenia v Macedonia, GpB, 16:00
Azerbaijan v Austria, GpA, 17:00
Finland v Sweden, GpE, 17:15
Latvia v Malta, GpF, 18:00
Bosnia-Hercegovina v Luxembourg, GpD, 19:00
Slovakia v Russia, GpB, 19:15
Cyprus v Denmark, GpH, 19:30
Netherlands v Moldova, GpE, 19:30
Romania v Belarus, GpD, 19:30
Turkey v Germany, GpA, 19:30
Belgium v Kazakhstan, GpA, 19:45
Czech Republic v Spain, GpI, 19:45
Greece v Croatia, GpF, 19:45
Northern Ireland v Estonia, GpC, 19:45
Serbia v Italy, GpC, 19:45
Wales v Switzerland, GpG, 19:45
France v Albania, GpD, 20:00
Montenegro v England, GpG, 20:00
Andorra v Rep of Ireland, GpB, 20:30
Portugal v Iceland, GpH, 21:00

UEFA Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Cyprus U21 v Belarus U21, G1, 13:30
Macedonia U21 v Serbia U21, G4, 14:00
Moldova U21 v Russia U21, G6, 14:00
France U21 v Kazakhstan U21, G9, 15:45
Denmark U21 v Faroe Islands U21, G4, 17:00
Malta U21 v Ukraine U21, G2, 17:00
Georgia U21 v Switzerland U21, G5, 18:00

International Match
Bulgaria v Ukraine
China PR OFF United Arab Emirates
Australia v Malaysia, 10:00
Japan v Vietnam, 11:45
South Korea v Poland, 12:00
Ukraine v Bulgaria, 18:45

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/11 at 12:18 pm

Corinthians say they have no plans to renew interest in Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/11 at 12:18 pm

Nottingham Forest fail in bid to bring Paul Hart to club as technical director

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BREAKING TEAM NEWS

Confirmed, England team v Montenegro:

Hart; Jones, Terry, Cahill, Cole; Walcott, Parker, Barry, Young; Bent, Rooney.

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FULL TIME:

Armenia 4-1 Macedonia
Azerbaijan 1-4 Austria

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HALF TIME:

Latvia 1-0 Malta

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LATEST:

Finland 1-2 Sweden

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SWITZERLAND v WALES

Group G bottom side Wales face Switzerland having beaten them just once in six meetings, a 3-2 friendly win back in 1951. A tough task tonight, then, even for Gary Speed's improving side. Watch out for the team-lists, by the way - should Joe Allen be picked alongside Ashley Williams and Neil Taylor, it will be the first time Wales have started with three Swansea players since 1982.

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NORTHERN IRELAND v ESTONIA

Northern Ireland go into their final Euro 2012 qualifier with the future of manager Nigel Worthington very much under scrutiny. Worthington was the subject of criticism from some fans, as well as former boss Lawrie Sanchez, after a 4-1 defeat by Estonia last month and a record of just two wins in their last 22 internationals tells its own story for Worthington's men. Suffice to say, the heat is on this evening.

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MONTENEGRO v ENGLAND

England know exactly what they have to do in Montenegro tonight - but don't expect Fabio Capello's side to play for a draw, something the Italian has warned would be "a big mistake". Central to the Three Lions' hopes, as ever, will be Wayne Rooney, who has assured Capello he is ready to play despite his father's arrest on Thursday in a probe into betting irregularities. England expects.

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ANDORRA v REP of IRELAND

The Republic have struggled against European minnows in the past but tonight's tie in Andorra should be three points in the bank before Tuesday's crunch clash against Armenia in Dublin. Group C leaders Russia lie two points ahead of the Irish but they face a tough away game against Slovakia tonight - though with four teams in the hunt, the Republic must still win their remaining two qualifiers to guarantee even a play-off spot.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/11 at 1:09 pm

STAT TIME:

England has played 899 international matches to date so far, 546 have been competitive and 353 friendlies. They have won 510, drawn 215 and lost 172. They have scored 1996 and conceded 902.

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FULL TIME:

Finland 1-2 Sweden

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WHERE THEY STAND -  Group G

England/Wales: Basically, England have it all to play for, Wales have just pride to play for. Avoid defeat in Montenegro and England win the group. Lose and they will be forced into a play-off if Montenegro go on to also beat Switzerland away in their last game. Wales need a positive result from one or both of their last two games to avoid bottom spot in the group.

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Latvia 1-0 Malta
Slovakia 0-0 Russia

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NORTHERN IRELAND v ESTONIA teams

Northern Ireland: Camp, Hodson, Cathcart, McAuley, Baird, McCourt, Clingan, Davis, McCann, Brunt, Lafferty. Subs: Taylor, McGivern, Evans, Healy, Feeney, McGinn, Little.

Estonia: Pareiko, Piiroja, Klavan, Jaager, Stepanov, Kruglov, Dmitrijev, Puri, Vunk, Kink, Ahjupera. Subs: Londak, Reintam, Zenjov, Purje, Vassiljev, Saag, Teniste.

Referee: Manuel Grafe (Germany)

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MONTENEGRO v ENGLAND teams

Montenegro: Mladen Bozovic, Zverotic, Djudovic, Savic, Kascelan, Vukcevic, Pekovic, Vladimir Bozovic, Beciraj, Jovetic, Vucinic. Subs: Blazic, Jovanovic, Batak, Djalovic, Damjanovic, Cetkovic, Delibasic.

England: Hart, Jones, Terry, Cahill, Cole, Walcott, Barry, Parker, Young, Bent, Rooney. Subs: Carson, Jagielka, Baines, Lampard, Downing, Welbeck, Zamora.

Referee: Wolfgang Stark (Germany)

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WALES v SWITZERLAND teams
Wales: Hennessey, Gunter, Blake, Ashley Williams, Taylor, Bale, Crofts, Ramsey, Allen, Bellamy, Morison. Subs: Myhill, Matthews, Nyatanga, Vaughan, Edwards, Robson-Kanu, Church.

Switzerland: Benaglio, Lichtsteiner, Senderos, Klose, Ziegler, Frei, Inler, Shaqiri, Xhaka, Behrami, Derdiyok. Subs: Wolfli, Von Bergen, Degen, Rodriguez, Emeghara, Fernandes, Mehmedi.

Referee: Bjorn Kuipers (Holland)

Subject: Re: 2011-12 in English soccer

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/11 at 1:47 pm

The Republic of Ireland have drawn their last three international matches 0-0. They have not scored in their last 270 minutes of football. The record stands at five 0-0 draws, set by five countries

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/11 at 2:10 pm

GOALFLASH

N Ireland 1-0 Estonia (Davis)

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GOALFLASH

N Ireland 1-0 Estonia (Davis)
Northern Ireland goal: Qualifying hopes... alive? Kyle Lafferty gets free down the right and his low cross is fumbled by the Estonia keeper to Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis, who marks his 50th international appearance with the opener.

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GOALFLASH

Montenegro 0-1 England (Young)

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EURO 2012 QUALIFIERS ROUND-UP:

France can go through tonight if they can beat Albania, but it's tighter at the top of Group F with Croatia on 19 points ahead of Greece's 18. Portugal will be looking to beat Iceland, meanwhile, and break the Group H deadlock with Denmark and Norway.

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GOALFLASH

Montenegro 0-1 England (Young)
England goal: It's been coming... and England are on the brink of the 2012 Euros. Wayne Rooney feeds Theo Walcott on the right and the winger's fabulous cross lays it on a plate for Ashley Young to head a simple goal home from six yards out.

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ANDORRA v REP of IRELAND teams

Andorra: Josep Anton Gomez, Bernaus, Gutierrez, Emili Garcia, Lima, Christian Martinez, Pujol, Ayala, Vieira, Silva, Moreno. Subs: Perianes Meca, Sonejee, Sanchez, Sebastian Gomez, Lorenzo, Marc Garcia, Peppe.

Rep of Ireland: Given, St. Ledger, O'Shea, O'Dea, Ward, McGeady, Whelan, Andrews, Duff, Doyle, Keane. Subs: Forde, Kelly, Long, Fahey, Hunt, Cox, Lawrence.

Referee: Libor Kovarik (Czech Rep)

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ANDORRA v REP of IRELAND NEWS

As announced on Friday, Republic boss Giovanni Trapattoni makes two changes for the trip to Andorra with John O'Shea getting the nod ahead of Stephen Kelly at right-back and Sean St Ledger comes in for the suspended Richard Dunne in central defence.

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EURO 2012 QUALIFIERS ROUND-UP:

France look like being unable to qualify from Group D tonight now thanks to a ruthless performance by Bosnia Herzegovina, who are currently 5-0 up against Luxembourg. Denmark are 4-1 up against Cyprus taking them to the top of the tight group H. Germany remain dominant in Group A thanks to the continuing brilliance of Mario Gomez, they lead Turkey 1-0.

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GOALFLASH

Montenegro 0-2 England (Bent)

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GOALFLASH

Montenegro 0-2 England (Bent)
England goal: Knife through butter. Wayne Rooney picks up the loose ball and plays in Ashley Young down the left, who unselfishly squares for Darren Bent to tap into an empty net six yards out.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/11 at 2:40 pm

Spain are doing Scotland a favour with a dominant performance against the Czech Republic. The Group I winners are cruising thanks to goals from Juan Mata and Xabi Alonso, while the Czechs have rarely threatened, although Milan Baros missed a great chance to pull one back with an air shot in front of goal. Czech Republic 0-2 Spain.

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HALF TIME:

Northern Ireland 1-0 Estonia

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HALF TIME:

Wales 0-0 Switzerland

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GOALFLASH

Andorra 0-1 Republic of Ireland (Doyle)

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GOALFLASH

Andorra 0-1 Republic of Ireland (Doyle)
Rep of Ireland goal: This already looks like it could be a cricket score tonight for the Republic. Robbie Keane's shot is again parried, John O'Shea heads goalwards and Kevin Doyle is on hand to hook home from close range. Andorra awful.

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GOALFLASH

Montenegro 1-2 England (Zverotic)

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GOALFLASH

Montenegro 1-2 England (Zverotic)
Montenegro goal: Easy street for England hits a T-section as Elsad Zverotic - minutes after being switched into midfield from full back - slaps home from the edge of the box via a deflection from Fatos Begiraj's cross. The hosts have looked utterly toothless until now... England have something to think about.

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HALF-TIME

Montenegro 1-2 England

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EURO 2012 QUALFYING R-UP:

Currently 2-0 up against Albania, France look to be retaining their place at the top of Group D, despite Bosnia Herzegovina's 5-0 drubbing of Luxembourg. Denmark are making daylight at the top of the congested Group H, beating Cyprus 4-1, but Northern Ireland are hoping leaders Italy can reassert their lead against Serbia. Croatia hanging on to their one point lead in Group F - it remains 0-0 against their nearest rivals Greece.

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GOALFLASH

Andorra 0-2 Rep of Ireland (McGeady)

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RED CARD

Reto Ziegler, SWITZERLAND

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RED CARD

Reto Ziegler, SWITZERLAND
Swiss red card: Straight red card for Reto Ziegler for a dangerous tackle out on the right win on Chris Gunter. It was definitely a foul, with Ziegler's studs up on the Welsh full-back, but a sending off? I'm not sure. Advantage Wales nonetheless.

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PENALTY TO WALES

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PENALTY TO WALES
GOALFLASH Wales 1-0 Switzerland (Ramsey pen)

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GOALFLASH Wales 1-0 Switzerland (Ramsey pen)
Wales goal: It's definitely advantage Wales now - and it's no more than they deserve. Chris Gunter clearly has his ankles tapped by Timm Klose in the box and this time the penalty is given - dispatched by Aaron Ramsey for his fifth goal in nine internationals, although keeper Diego Benaglio got a good hand to it.s

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GOALFLASH

Wales 2-0 Switzerland (Bale)

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EURO 2012 QUALIFYING R-UP:

As comfortable as the Republic of Ireland are in Andorra, they can do nothing about the match in Slovakia - where a 1-0 win for Russia has put them firmly on the brink of winning Group B. Looks like a play-off place for the Republic at best now.

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GOALFLASH

Wales 2-0 Switzerland (Bale)
Wales goal: Quality. Steve Morison's reverse pass near the halfway line is perfect and it sets Gareth Bale clear on goal, the Tottenham man powering a firm left-foot shot home to double the hosts' lead. Swiss heads very firmly down now.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/11 at 3:22 pm

Good to better for Scotland as the Czech Republic are reduced to 10 men after Tomas Hubschman is sent off for a horror tackle on Spain's Xabi Alonso. It means the Czech midfielder will be out of Tuesday's crucial final qualifier in Lithuania. Alonso goes off injured and could be a doubtful starter against Scotland. Czech Republic 0-2 Spain.

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PENALTY TO ESTONIA

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PENALTY TO ESTONIA
GOALFLASH

Northern Ireland 1-1 Estonia (Vassiljev)

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GOALFLASH

Northern Ireland 1-1 Estonia (Vassiljev)
Estonia goal: It's no less than the visitors deserve to be fair, but is that Northern Ireland's qualifying hopes down the swanny? Super-sub Konstantin Vassiljev is felled by Craig Cathcart with a tug on the shift just inside the area, and he picks himself to slam Estonia level from the spot.

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EURO 2012 QUALIFYING R-UP:

As the play stands there's no change at the top of Group F, it's 0-0 between Croatia and Greece, with the Greeks one point behind the leaders on 18 points. Germany retain their position at the helm in Group A at 3-1 against Turkey, but Belgium currently leapfrog the Turks into second place thanks to their 3-0 lead over Kazakhstan.

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HALF-TIME

Andorra 0-2 Rep of Ireland

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GOALFLASH

N Ireland 1-2 Estonia (Vassiljev)

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GOALFLASH

N Ireland 1-2 Estonia (Vassiljev)
Estonia goal: Oh it's a fabulous strike - but Northern Ireland are livid. With the linesman flagging - incorrectly - for offside against Estonia the home side stop playing, but referee Manuel Grafe waves play on and Konstantin Vassiljev crashes a superb strike into the top corner from all of 30 yards. Goodnight N Ireland?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/11 at 3:33 pm

Oh dear...

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Oh dear...
RED CARD

Wayne Rooney, ENGLAND

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RED CARD

Wayne Rooney, ENGLAND
England red card: Crazy. Stupid. Baffling. Wayne Rooney, frustrated probably not only by losing the ball to Miodrag Dzudovic but also England's second half display, lashes out violently and utterly foolishly at the Montenegrin player with his right boot, sending Dzudovic to the ground, and referee Wolfgang Stark immediately brandishes a red card. Not what England needed.

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EURO 2012 QUALIFYING R-UP: Results coming in - the Netherlands have won their group with their 1-0 victory over Moldova. Denmark secure a lead in the tightly congested Group H, their 4-1 win over Cyprus leaving Portugal and Norway level pegging on 13.

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FULL-TIME

Northern Ireland 1-2 Estonia
Wales 2-0 Switzerland

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FULL-TIME

Montenegro 2-2 England

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RED CARD

Wayne Rooney, ENGLAND
Wayne Rooney faces minimum one-game ban at Euro 2012 after dismissal in Montenegro

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/11 at 10:15 pm

Striker Kenny Miller to miss Scotland's Euro 2012 qualifier against Liechtenstein through injury

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Friday, 7 October 2011

European Championship Qualifying

Andorra 0-2 Rep of Ireland
Armenia 4-1 Macedonia
Azerbaijan 1-4 Austria
Belgium 4-1 Kazakhstan
Bosnia-Hercegovina 5-0 Luxembourg
Cyprus 1-4 Denmark
Czech Republic 0-2 Spain
Finland 1-2 Sweden
France 3-0 Albania
Greece 2-0 Croatia
Latvia 2-0 Malta
Montenegro 2-2 England
Netherlands 1-0 Moldova
Northern Ireland 1-2 Estonia
Portugal 5-3 Iceland
Romania 2-2 Belarus
Serbia 1-1 Italy
Slovakia 0-1 Russia
Turkey 1-3 Germany
Wales 2-0 Switzerland

International Match
Australia 5-0 Malaysia
Japan 1-0 Vietnam
South Korea 2-2 Poland
Ukraine 3-0 Bulgaria

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Saturday, 8 October 2011 Fixures

European Championship Qualifying

Liechtenstein v Scotland, GpI, 18:30

UEFA Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Turkey U21 v Hungary U21, G7, 17:00
Wales U21 v Montenegro U21, G3, 18:00

Npower League One
Bournemouth v Rochdale, 15:00
Bury v Exeter, 15:00
Carlisle v Brentford, 15:00
Charlton v Tranmere, 15:00
Colchester v Yeovil, 15:00
Huddersfield v Stevenage, 15:00
S(I_am_a_loser_who_has_no_respect_for_women)horpe v Leyton Orient, 15:00
Sheffield Wed v Chesterfield, 15:00
Wycombe v Walsall, 15:00

Npower League Two
Northampton v Crawley Town, 12:45
Aldershot v Macclesfield, 15:00
Bradford v Torquay, 15:00
Cheltenham v Dag & Red, 15:00
Crewe v Southend, 15:00
Gillingham v Port Vale, 15:00
Morecambe v AFC Wimbledon, 15:00
Oxford Utd v Bristol Rovers, 15:00
Plymouth v Accrington Stanley, 15:00
Rotherham v Burton Albion, 15:00
Shrewsbury v Barnet, 15:00
Swindon v Hereford, 15:00

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/11 at 6:37 am

Fabio Capello insisted he had not made a mistake in selecting Wayne Rooney after he was sent off as England qualified for Euro 2012 with a draw in Montenegro.

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Darren Fletcher captains Scotland v Liechtenstein after recovering from tonsillitis

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Team line-ups.

Liechtenstein: Jehle, Ritzberger, Kaufmann, Martin Stocklasa, Rechsteiner, Martin Buchel, Hanselmann, Nicolas Hasler, Polverino, Beck, Frick. Subs: Benjamin Buchel, Eberle, Michael Stocklasa, Flatz, Niklas Kieber, Wolfgang Kieber, Bicer.

Scotland: McGregor, Hutton, Berra, Caldwell, Bardsley, Morrison, Adam, Fletcher, Bannan, Naismith, Mackail-Smith. Subs: Marshall, Goodwillie, Robson, Cowie, Wallace, Whittaker, Forrest.

Referee: Tom Harald Hagen (Norway)

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