Brighton 1-0 Everton – Match Report

Tweet Jurgen Locadia’s second-half strike was the only goal that separated the two sides at the Amex as Brighton won their first match since the beginning of December.   Marco Silva’s Everton, who were favourites heading into the match, will be hugely disappointed to come away with nothing, especially having hit the woodwork on two occasions.   The first 10 minutes saw neither side create anything of note, with both teams trying to get a feel for the game. Everton’s threat looked likely to come down their left side.  …

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Gillingham 3-0 Fleetwood Town: Reaction from Gills boss Steve Lovell

Tweet Steve Lovell was delighted at the final whistle after his side secured consecutive league wins at Priestfield. “Two games, seven goals and two clean sheets – it doesn’t getter better than that,” he said. A Tom Eaves brace and an early Brandon Hanlan goal were enough to sweep aside mid-table Fleetwood Town. Gillingham were an attacking threat throughout the 90 minutes and could have increased their tally in the latter stages, but Lovell was particularly pleased with his side’s defensive display. “I don’t think Tomas Holy had to make…

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What next for Real Madrid?

Tweet It has been a disastrous start to the season for ‘Los Blancos’ who currently sit sixth in La Liga after a string of woeful results, including an embarrassing 5-1 rout at the hands of Barcelona at the Camp Nou. That defeat meant they had lost three consecutive La Liga games for the first time since 2009 and it proved to be the final nail in the coffin for boss Julen Lopetegui. The failure to replace Cristiano Ronaldo has undoubtedly had a huge impact on their season. The five-time Ballon…

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Should footballers have to wear the poppy?

Tweet As Remembrance Day approaches, the annual debate around James McClean refusing to don the poppy resurfaces. Saturday’s game between Stoke and Middlesbrough saw fans of both teams react angrily to the Irishman’s decision. There was abusive language from a corner of the Bet365 Arena, and stewards were forced to restrain angry fans as McClean walked to the tunnel after full-time. McClean’s decision comes directly from his affiliation with Derry. He grew up on Creggan estate, where British soldiers killed six residents during a peaceful protest in the Bloody Sunday…

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Spartak Moscow v Rangers: Match Preview

Tweet Rangers will be without in form Ryan Kent as well as striker Kyle Lafferty for their Europa League group game against Spartak Moscow. The Glasgow side are top of Group G, having already played out a goalless draw at Ibrox against Spartak last month. Steven Gerrard’s side are unbeaten in 11 games in Europe and will look to extend that with a win at the Otkritie Arena. Villarreal who travel to Rapid Vienna are level on five points with the Gers and Spartak have three at the foot of…

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