League One Round-Up: Rochdale rock league leaders Burton as Gillingham miss the chance to go top
Feb02

League One Round-Up: Rochdale rock league leaders Burton as Gillingham miss the chance to go top

Burton Albion missed the chance to extend their lead at the top of League One after a 2-1 loss at Rochdale. Callum Camps put Dale ahead after just eight minutes with a wonderful 25-yard effort, before Ian Henderson doubled their lead with a penalty before half-time. Lucas Atkins pulled one back for the Brewers with a cheeky lob. Whilst Gillingham were unable to capitalise on Burton’s defeat as they lost 1-0 to Blackpool. A match that...

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Championship Round-Up: Charlton halt their 11-game winless run
Feb02

Championship Round-Up: Charlton halt their 11-game winless run

Charlton Athletic are now just one point from safety after an emphatic 4-1 victory at relegation rivals Rotherham. Danish striker Simon Makienok opened the scoring with a simple finish after meeting Zakarya Bergdich’s cross following his mazy run down the left wing, only for Chris Burke to equalise moments later. The Addicks then took the once more when Igor Vetokele rounded off a great counter-attack for Jose Riga’s side, just before...

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FA Cup Report: Oxford United 0-3 Blackburn Rovers
Jan30

FA Cup Report: Oxford United 0-3 Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn Rovers booked their place in the fifth-round of the FA Cup after easing past Oxford United 3-0 at the Kassam Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Midfielder Ben Marshall scored twice for the Championship club, one from the penalty spot and the other with a wonderful free-kick, either side of debutant Tony Watt’s piercing strike on the stroke of half-time against the League Two hosts. Michael Appleton’s United; who were the giant...

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Round-Up: Capital One Cup – Man City topple Everton in controversial thriller
Jan28

Round-Up: Capital One Cup – Man City topple Everton in controversial thriller

Manchester City will face Liverpool in the 2016 League Cup final next month after the Citizens overturned their one-goal deficit to defeat Everton 3-1 (Agg 4-3) in a four-goal thriller at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night. However it was the Toffees, who won the first-leg 2-1 thanks to goals from Ramiro Funes Mori and Romelu Lukaku earlier this month, who struck first during the second-leg through Ross Barkley’s mazy run and...

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Round-Up: Capital One Cup – Liverpool one step closer to record ninth League Cup
Jan27

Round-Up: Capital One Cup – Liverpool one step closer to record ninth League Cup

Liverpool took one step closer to winning their record ninth League Cup after defeating Premier League rivals Stoke City in a penalty shoot-out on Tuesday night. Heading into the Capital One Cup semi-final second-leg with a slender one-goal advantage; the Potters’ Marko Arnautovic netted the only goal of the game in first-half injury-time at Anfield to force this enthralling tie into extra time. But after a further goalless 30...

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Championship Round-Up: Forest draw with QPR and Leeds also pick up a point
Jan27

Championship Round-Up: Forest draw with QPR and Leeds also pick up a point

There was only two games in the Championship in midweek, with both matches featuring teams currently sitting in the middle of the table, and they ended in draws. At Griffin Park, Brentford were held 1-1 by Leeds United. Sam Saunders’ first half strike had given the hosts the lead, but a late strike from loanee Mustapha Carayol earned Steve Evans’ side a share of the points. The Bees stay 10th and are just six points off...

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