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Baldock wins Appleton plaudits

Michael Appleton saluted right-back George Baldock's late equaliser as Oxford salvaged a point with a 1-1 draw against Morecambe. Kevin Ellison, who scored the winner when the sides met at The Globe Arena earlier in the season, fired Morecambe in front after 11 minutes. But Baldock cut in and beat three players with a superb run in the 87th minute and finished off with a shot from 18 yards into ...
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Wilcox hails 'spot on' York

York manager Russell Wilcox was full of praise for his side after they won 3-0 at Cambridge. The Minstermen secured the points, and only their second win in 11 fixtures, with three goals in 13 minutes either side of half-time. Wes Fletcher struck just before the interval and further strikes from Michael Coulson and Jake Hyde soon made the game safe. The result lifts York two points above the relegation ...
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Norwich v Wigan : team news

In-form Norwich will be without midfielder Alex Tettey when they welcome struggling Wigan to Carrow Road in the Sky Bet Championship. The Norway international was booked for the 10th time this season in Sunday's 2-0 East Anglian derby victory over Ipswich. Tettey will now miss out against Latics - when the Canaries will be searching for a seventh successive win - as well as Saturday's trip to ...
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Stoke manager Mark Hughes hits back at Hull boss Steve Bruce

Stoke manager Mark Hughes has hit back at Steve Bruce after the Hull boss claimed one of his players was lucky to stay on the pitch last week. Following the 1-0 Stoke victory at the Britannia on Saturday, Hughes claimed post-match that the tackle could have finished Ireland's career, and said Tigers defender Figueroa should have been shown a straight red card. He was also strongly critical of the ...
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Former Wigan manager Roberto Martinez praises Dave Whelan

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has paid tribute to former boss Dave Whelan following his resignation as chairman of Wigan. Martinez was Latics manager under Whelan from June 2009- May 2013 before taking over at Goodison Park. The pair guided the club to FA Cup glory in 2013 and Martinez feels Whelan’s contribution in taking the club from the lower leagues into the Premier League has increased ...
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Petr Cech not likely to leave Chelsea unless huge transfer fee involved

Jose Mourinho says it will take "huge money" to prise goalkeeper Petr Cech away from Chelsea this summer. Thibaut Courtois has taken over from Cech as Chelsea's No 1 this season, although the 32-year-old was in goal when they won the Capital One Cup final against Spurs on Sunday. Mourinho has always rated Cech as one of the best keepers in world football and his stance has not changed. He will ...
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Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal can overhaul Manchester City

Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal are currently "nowhere near" being involved in the race for the Premier League title – but is setting his sights on overtaking second-placed Manchester City. The Gunners are currently third in the table, nine points adrift of leaders Chelsea but just four behind second-placed City. Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham and Southampton are all in the hunt for ...
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Hull City midfielder Robbie Brady is out of action for up to six weeks

Hull City midfielder Robbie Brady has been ruled out of action for up to six weeks after suffering a calf injury. The 23-year-old was involved in a freak accident when falling down a hole during a training session. Hull manager Steve Bruce will take some comfort from the news, as he feared the player’s season could have been over. Bruce revealed after his side's 1-0 Premier League defeat ...
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Stoke C v Everton: team news

Stoke will be hunting a third Premier League win a row when they host Everton on Wednesday night. Mark Hughes’ side saw off Hull City 1-0 on Saturday, following up their dogged 2-1 win at Aston Villa from the previous weekend. Peter Crouch came off the bench to score the winner against Hull and equal Alan Shearer's record of headed goals (46) in the Premier League. They are yet to string ...
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Tranmere v Wycombe : team news

Team news for Tuesday's League Two clash between Tranmere Rovers and Wycombe Wanderers at Prenton Park. Josh Thompson should come back into Tranmere's squad to face League Two high-fliers Wycombe. The defender missed the weekend's loss to Cheltenham with concussion but Rovers boss Micky Adams is hopeful he can welcome him back given his dearth of options in that area of the pitch. Michael Ihiekwe, ...
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