Players impress Holloway

Nathan Delfouneso: Double delight for on-loan striker

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway revelled in his player options after a 4-1 win over Middlesbrough, with a brace for the on-loan Nathan Delfouneso on his home debut.

Holloway made six changes to the side that drew 1-1 with Barnsley at the weekend, and Delfouneso was a revelation in attack...
Trap pleased with win

Republic of Ireland coach Giovanni Trapattoni insisted their 4-1 win over Oman was an 'important' result.

The veteran Italian saw his charges claim a comfortable win over at Fulham's Craven Cottage.

Shane Long put the Republic ahead when he nodded home a Robbie Brady free-kick from close range via the head of Sean St Ledger.

Brady then made it

Van Persie concern for United

Robin van Persie: Taken off by Holland

Manchester United are waiting to see the extent of an injury picked up by Robin van Persie after he was forced off in Holland's win over Hungary.

Van Persie was taken off during the 4-1 World Cup qualifying win with a thigh injury, but coach Louis van Gaal moved to play down fears.Van Gaal claims the...
Hart - We are to blame

Joe Hart in action for Manchester City against Real Madrid

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart felt the Premier League champions only had themselves to blame after a heart-breaking 3-2 defeat to Real Madrid.

Roberto Mancini's men were six minutes away from a memorable victory at Santiago Bernabeu before a late turnaround saw them lose out in...
Jordan Rhodes: Impressed after coming on as substitute against Macedonia

Jordan Rhodes: Impressed after coming on as substitute against Macedonia

Jordan Rhodes says he is happy just to be a part of the Scotland squad after impressing in the 1-1 draw with Macedonia.

For a second match running, the Hampden crowd chanted the Blackburn striker's name before he was brought on, as a 66th-minute substitute.Rhodes became an...
Coleman admits unacceptable loss

Chris Coleman: The Wales boss was left at a lost to describe the embarrassing defeat

Chris Coleman confessed Wales' 6-1 thrashing by Serbia was 'men against boys' and he was left extremely disappointed by his side's 'criminal' defending.

Wales turned in an inept display littered with horrendous defensive errors as they suffered their third...
'Unfair advantage' angers Hill

Keith Hill: Will not be changing his philosophy despite frustration at defeat

Barnsley boss bemoaned his budget and the 'tragedy' of his team's 2-1 defeat to top-of-the-league Blackburn at Ewood Park on Tuesday.

Jacob Mellis' near-post effort gave Barnsley a deserved lead before Rovers equalised through Jordan Rhodes' shot on the turn and then...
Independent Panel to publish unseen Hillsborough tragedy documents

The families of 96 people killed in the Hillsborough tragedy will see thousands of official documents relating to the disaster for the first time on Wednesday.

The Hillsborough Independent Panel has been overseeing the release of previously unpublished papers from around 80 organisations including the government, police, emergency services,


Substitutes Edgar Çani and Erjon Bogdani struck in the last six minutes as Albania opened FIFA World Cup qualifying with a hard-fought 3-1 win against Cyprus.

The sides were evenly matched throughout, exchanging goals from first-half free-kicks courtesy of Armando Sadiku and Cyprus debutant Vincent Laban. The hosts gradually began to dominate,



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