Cheltenham Town U18’s 2-0 Welling United U18’s (AET)

It took extra-time, but Cheltenham Town’s under-eighteens progressed to the third round of the FA Youth Cup after dispatching Welling United at the LCI Rail Stadium. Will Dawes tapped home during the opening stages of extra-time, before impressive substitute Ben Hailwood scored a wonderful second to seal Cheltenham’s place in the third round. The Robins…

Leeds 0 – 1 Reading – Hernandez misses golden chance as Barrow steals the show

Leeds: Lonergan, Ayling, Jansson, Cooper, Berardi, Phillips, O’Kane, Hernandez, Saiz, Roofe, Lasogga Reading: Mannone, Gunter, Van den Berg, Moore, Beerens, McCleary, Aluko, Edwards, Bacuna, Ilori, Bodvarsson   Former Leeds United loanee Mo Barrow came back to haunt the Whites with the only goal of the game which condemned them to their third-straight league defeat. Leeds’…

Match report: Stoke City 4 – 0 Rochdale- Allen leads by example as Stoke hit Rochdale for four

Carabao Cup, Round 2 Line-ups: Stoke Grant, Pieters, Allen, Zouma, Tymon, Martins-Indi, Adam, Crouch, Wollscheid, Bojan, Ramadan. Subs: Butland, Berahino, Choupo-Moting, Jese, Fletcher, Verlinden, Souttar. Rochdale Moore, Rafferty, Ntlhe, Canavan, McGahey, Done, Inman, Keane, Cannon, Kitchen, Henderson.   subs: Collis, Williams, Davies, Adshead, Morley, Gillam.   Despite making eight changes to the team that defeated Arsenal…

A move to the unknown is not always as bad as it seems

Moving from home comforts to the unknown for a player at the start of his career is a daunting prospect. For those who’ve got used to the luxuries and privileges of the Premier League for example, the majority of youngsters will be biding their time, trying to impress in the under 23’s games in the…

Premier League to welcome back Fulham?

Premier League football. A privilege to play in and a dream to aspire towards for those in the depths of English football. Fulham however, are no strangers to top flight football having had a fifteen-year stint there since 1999 before a tumultuous season in 2013 ended in relegation to the Championship where they still play…

Match Report -West Bromich Albion U23’s vs Ipswich Town U23’s

Chances were at a premium at the Hawthorns as West Bromich Albion and Ipswich Town played out a 0-0 draw. The first half showed glimpses of the talent on show in both teams with Kyle Edwards and Andre Dozzell proving very influential figures. It was a very cagey opening and the eighth minute saw the…

Arsenal vs Watford preview

Arsene Wenger excited by ‘attacking potential’ as he weighs up forward options ahead of Watford visit. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will watch his side from the stands as he continues to serve a touchline ban after a disagreement with official Anthony Taylor during the 2-1 win against Burnley. Arsene Wenger blocks the tunnel after Burnley…

Wood burns on Championship defences

Chris Wood hit the 20 goal mark in Leeds United’s 2-0 victory over Nottingham Forest. The former West Bromich Albion Hitman was sold to the Whites in 2015 by Premier League outfit Leicester City for £3m. New Zealand international striker Chris Wood has been in terrific form for Leeds United this season and having already…

Watford give ex-Hammer Mauro Zárate his fourth spell in English football

The Argentinian forward is looking for game time after making just seven starts for Italian side Fiorentina this season. Watford have added to their attacking options.   Premier League outfit Watford have signed Fiorentina striker Mauro Zárate for a fee thought to be in the region of £2m. Watford join Zárate’s list of English clubs…