November 8, 2008
Jermain Defoe netted an injury-time penalty to cap a remarkable comeback as Portsmouth beat Sunderland 2-1 at the Stadium of Light.Cisse needed just four minutes to claim second goal in successive home games, running on to the recalled Andy Reid’s perfect through-ball to slot past James.Pompey were back in the game with 51 minutes gone when Belhadj collected Niko Kranjcar’s pass and drilled a superb left-foot shot past Marton Fulop’s despairing dive.
As the game entered its final 20 minutes, Sunderland were again in control, although Pompey, who had replaced Crouch with Kanu, continued to threaten on the break.
Defoe was denied by Fulop with three minutes remaining, but he made no mistake when, after Glen Jonson had been tripped by Diouf, sending the keeper the wrong way from the penalty spot to snatch victory.
Full extended highlights below
November 6, 2008
Manchester City got their UEFA Cup Group A campaign off to a winning start with an entertaining 3-2 victory over Twente.Wright-Phillips making the breakthrough in the second minute. He fired a right-foot shot into the corner after a neat one-two with Jo for his fifth goal of the season.City regained the lead in the 56th minute with that spectacular strike from record signing Robinho.two minutes later City went 3-1 ahead with Benjani’s effort taking a deflection off Douglas to leave the goalkeeper wrong-footed.Twente, however, refused to lie down and pulled a goal back in the 64th minute thanks to a header from Wielaert. It was a warning shot to City that this match was far from over but city held onto the lead.Goals and highlights to come
November 6, 2008
What a result for the spurs there on a role for sure must be the harry magic Bent hatrick tonight as Tottenham stormed all over Zagreb.What a result for the spurs there on a role for sure must be the harry magic Bent hatrick tonight as Tottenham stormed all over Zagreb.Bent has now seized his opportunity and has nine goals this season – more than Berbatov and Keane put together.Bentley opened the Dinamo defence with a flick down the line; then Modric got the cross over, with Huddlestone jumping over the ball. Bent took a touch and unleashed a finish that went in off Biscan’s knee and the underside of the bar.
His second came three minutes later after Dinamo failed to play the ball out of defence. The crowd were urging Huddlestone to shoot, but he spotted Bent free inside the penalty area – and the striker tucked his finish under goalkeeper.
Huddlestone’s stunning volley came from the corner. Bentley floated the ball over to his team-mate, who met it first time with a volley that drilled into the bottom corner. Bent netted his hat-trick with 20 minutes to go Four goals to the good and Redknapp could even afford the luxury of bringing on 16-year-old John Bostock to make his debut for the club – and become the youngest player to appear in Spurs’ colours.
Four goals to the good and Redknapp could even afford the luxury of bringing on 16-year-old John Bostock to make his debut for the club – and become the youngest player to appear in Spurs’ colours.
Full highlights to come and goals
November 6, 2008
Full-time whistle has gone and Villa have defended stoically to secure a 1-0 victory. John Carew’s goal separated the sides, despite the hosts’ second-half dominance.Both Sidwell and Guzan were drafted into a side showing six changes.Villa were pinned back in their own half for most of the last half hour, Carew and Agbonlahor did little to relieve the pressure. Carew’s lazy tendencies reared their ugly head as he increasingly seemed unable to hold the ball up in attacking areas when his team are under pressure.A 1-0 win over Slavia Prague maintained Villa’s 100 per cent record in Group F and put them in a favourable position to qualify for the next stage, with a draw against MSK Zilina likely to be enough to see them through to the next round.