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  • Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez to ring the changes against Nottingham ForestNewcastle boss Rafael Benitez will make changes for Wednesday night's Carabao Cup second-round clash with Nottingham Forest.The Spaniard will use the depth of his squad, which will include youngster Dan Barlaser, as he looks for a first victory of the season.Striker Dwight Gayle has been struggling with illness but is expected to be available.Jonjo Shelvey serves the second instalment of his three-match ban and defenders DeAndre Yedlin and Paul Dummett (both hamstring) and Florian Lejeune (ankle) are still out.David Vaughan is a fresh absentee for Forest after the midfielder limped off with an injury during the league win against Middlesbrough on Saturday.Stephen Henderson could make his long-awaited return to the squad. The goalkeeper has been sidelined since suffering an Achilles injury in February but he has recently featured for the Reds' Under-23 side.Forest manager Mark Warburton has said ..

    Newcastle V Nottm Forest at St James’ Park : Match Preview

    Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez to ring the changes against Nottingham ForestNewcastle boss Rafael Benitez will make changes for Wednesday night's Carabao Cup second-round clash with Nottingham Forest.The Spaniard will use the depth of his squad, which will include youngster Dan Barlaser, as he looks for a first victory of the season.Striker Dwight Gayle has been struggling with illness but is expected to be available.Jonjo Shelvey serves the second instalment of his three-match ban and defenders DeAndre Yedlin and Paul Dummett (both hamstring) and Florian Lejeune (ankle) are still out.David Vaughan is a fresh absentee for Forest after the midfielder limped off with an injury during the league win against Middlesbrough on Saturday.Stephen Henderson could make his long-awaited return to the squad. The goalkeeper has been sidelined since suffering an Achilles injury in February but he has recently featured for the Reds' Under-23 side.Forest manager Mark Warburton has said ..
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  • Huddersfield boss David Wagner contemplating changes for Carabao Cup clashDavid Wagner is contemplating changes to Huddersfield's team for the Carabao Cup clash with Rotherham at the John Smith's Stadium.Summer signings Scott Malone, Danny Williams and Laurent Depoitre could all be handed their first starts.But Aaron Mooy, Steve Mounie and Tommy Smith will be among those expected to drop out.However, Jonathan Hogg, Nahki Wells (both ankle), Martin Cranie (hip) and Jon Gorenc Stankovic (knee) are all injured.Rotherham boss Paul Warne will make changes to his side.With the game being played on Wednesday, Warne will protect his first choice XI ahead of Saturday's league clash with Charlton.That means the likes of Shaun Cummings, Richard Wood, Will Vaulks, Jon Taylor and Anthony Forde could get a run out.Only Jerry Yates is missing with a bruised foot but he could be back for the weekend. Source: PAR Please enable JavaScript to view the commen..

    Huddersfield V Rotherham at John Smith’s Stadium : Match Preview

    Huddersfield boss David Wagner contemplating changes for Carabao Cup clashDavid Wagner is contemplating changes to Huddersfield's team for the Carabao Cup clash with Rotherham at the John Smith's Stadium.Summer signings Scott Malone, Danny Williams and Laurent Depoitre could all be handed their first starts.But Aaron Mooy, Steve Mounie and Tommy Smith will be among those expected to drop out.However, Jonathan Hogg, Nahki Wells (both ankle), Martin Cranie (hip) and Jon Gorenc Stankovic (knee) are all injured.Rotherham boss Paul Warne will make changes to his side.With the game being played on Wednesday, Warne will protect his first choice XI ahead of Saturday's league clash with Charlton.That means the likes of Shaun Cummings, Richard Wood, Will Vaulks, Jon Taylor and Anthony Forde could get a run out.Only Jerry Yates is missing with a bruised foot but he could be back for the weekend. Source: PAR Please enable JavaScript to view the commen..
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  • Cheltenham could start Kevin Dawson against West HamVersatile Irishman Kevin Dawson could make his first Cheltenham start against West Ham in the Carabao Cup.Dawson joined the Robins from Yeovil in the summer but his debut was delayed following a thigh injury.But midfielder Dawson, who could operate at wing-back against the Hammers, came on during the second half of Saturday's Sky Bet League Two defeat at Carlisle and made a positive impression.Cheltenham will have a clean bill of health if on-loan midfielder Jerell Sellars recovers from a knock which has forced him to miss the last two games.West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has confirmed he is unlikely to risk winger Michail Antonio in the second-round tie.Antonio underwent a hamstring operation over the summer and made his first start in the Premier League match at Southampton before going off in the second half.Austria forward Marko Arnautovic is suspended after his red card on Saturday and defender Winston Reid (calf) cont..

    Cheltenham V West Ham at LCI Rail Stadium : Match Preview

    Cheltenham could start Kevin Dawson against West HamVersatile Irishman Kevin Dawson could make his first Cheltenham start against West Ham in the Carabao Cup.Dawson joined the Robins from Yeovil in the summer but his debut was delayed following a thigh injury.But midfielder Dawson, who could operate at wing-back against the Hammers, came on during the second half of Saturday's Sky Bet League Two defeat at Carlisle and made a positive impression.Cheltenham will have a clean bill of health if on-loan midfielder Jerell Sellars recovers from a knock which has forced him to miss the last two games.West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has confirmed he is unlikely to risk winger Michail Antonio in the second-round tie.Antonio underwent a hamstring operation over the summer and made his first start in the Premier League match at Southampton before going off in the second half.Austria forward Marko Arnautovic is suspended after his red card on Saturday and defender Winston Reid (calf) cont..
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  • Bradley Dack adds to Blackburn's injury woes ahead of Burnley clashBlackburn have limited options for the visit of Burnley, with Bradley Dack added to their injury list.The midfielder came off in Saturday's win at Bradford and has suffered a grade-one hamstring injury that will likely keep him out until the middle of next month.Scott Wharton rolled his ankle in training to join fellow defenders Ryan Nyambe (knee) and Darragh Lenihan (foot) on the sidelines.Boss Tony Mowbray admits he has "half an eye" on the home game with MK Dons on Saturday so could rest Corry Evans, who has only just returned from a groin injury, in favour of Peter Whittingham.Record signing Chris Wood is available to make his Burnley debut at Ewood Park.The New Zealand striker has moved to Turf Moor from Leeds for a fee that could rise to B#17million and can still feature in the Carabao Cup having been an unused substitute for the Whites in the first round.Though it is a contest against their bitte..

    Blackburn V Burnley at Ewood Park : Match Preview

    Bradley Dack adds to Blackburn's injury woes ahead of Burnley clashBlackburn have limited options for the visit of Burnley, with Bradley Dack added to their injury list.The midfielder came off in Saturday's win at Bradford and has suffered a grade-one hamstring injury that will likely keep him out until the middle of next month.Scott Wharton rolled his ankle in training to join fellow defenders Ryan Nyambe (knee) and Darragh Lenihan (foot) on the sidelines.Boss Tony Mowbray admits he has "half an eye" on the home game with MK Dons on Saturday so could rest Corry Evans, who has only just returned from a groin injury, in favour of Peter Whittingham.Record signing Chris Wood is available to make his Burnley debut at Ewood Park.The New Zealand striker has moved to Turf Moor from Leeds for a fee that could rise to B#17million and can still feature in the Carabao Cup having been an unused substitute for the Whites in the first round.Though it is a contest against their bitte..
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  • Ipswich's perfect start to the league season continuesMick McCarthy's Ipswich continued their impressive winning start to the season with a 2-0 win against Brentford in the Championship.The goals came from two new signings who are really proving their worth at Portman Road.Martyn Waghorn netted his fourth goal in three games, before Joe Garner bagged his third of the season to seal the points for the hosts.The Tractor Boys' strikers have taken the plaudits so far this term, but they have also kept three clean sheets in five games in all competitions this season.Victory put McCarthy's men to the summit of the second tier, whilst Brentford - who are still searching for their first win of the season - are at the foot of the ladder after their third league defeat in four.The Bees dominated the ball, but could not find the cutting edge to break down the hosts.Polish goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski was kept busy in the hosts' net in an entertaining opening perio..

    Ipswich 2-0 Brentford – 19-Aug-2017 : Match Report

    Ipswich's perfect start to the league season continuesMick McCarthy's Ipswich continued their impressive winning start to the season with a 2-0 win against Brentford in the Championship.The goals came from two new signings who are really proving their worth at Portman Road.Martyn Waghorn netted his fourth goal in three games, before Joe Garner bagged his third of the season to seal the points for the hosts.The Tractor Boys' strikers have taken the plaudits so far this term, but they have also kept three clean sheets in five games in all competitions this season.Victory put McCarthy's men to the summit of the second tier, whilst Brentford - who are still searching for their first win of the season - are at the foot of the ladder after their third league defeat in four.The Bees dominated the ball, but could not find the cutting edge to break down the hosts.Polish goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski was kept busy in the hosts' net in an entertaining opening perio..
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  • Mahrez turns on the style as Foxes brush aside BrightonRiyad Mahrez inspired Leicester to breeze past toothless Brighton as the Foxes cruised to a 2-0 win. Shinji Okazaki cashed in on goalkeeper Mathew Ryan's error after just 52 seconds to set the tone at the King Power Stadium.Harry Maguire then netted on his home debut as Craig Shakespeare's men strolled to their first win of the season on Saturday. It was as easy as any win comes in the Premier League and carefree Mahrez led the charge as he taunted Brighton, shaking off continued transfer speculation. Roma have had three bids rejected for the Algeria international - the most recent of B#32million - but there was no sulking from the winger who put on the sort of display which has made him so sought after. He was back to the form which earned him the PFA Player of the Year award in 2016 during Leicester's shock title success. Brighton had no answer to him, barely making a dent in Leicester's game plan, and,..

    Leicester 2-0 Brighton – 19-Aug-2017 : Match Report

    Mahrez turns on the style as Foxes brush aside BrightonRiyad Mahrez inspired Leicester to breeze past toothless Brighton as the Foxes cruised to a 2-0 win. Shinji Okazaki cashed in on goalkeeper Mathew Ryan's error after just 52 seconds to set the tone at the King Power Stadium.Harry Maguire then netted on his home debut as Craig Shakespeare's men strolled to their first win of the season on Saturday. It was as easy as any win comes in the Premier League and carefree Mahrez led the charge as he taunted Brighton, shaking off continued transfer speculation. Roma have had three bids rejected for the Algeria international - the most recent of B#32million - but there was no sulking from the winger who put on the sort of display which has made him so sought after. He was back to the form which earned him the PFA Player of the Year award in 2016 during Leicester's shock title success. Brighton had no answer to him, barely making a dent in Leicester's game plan, and,..
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  • Carlisle claim first home win of season after easing past CheltenhamCarlisle cruised to a comfortable 3-0 win over Cheltenham to register their first home win of the League Two campaign.Harry Pell's own goal and a Reggie Lambe header in the first half virtually settled the issue and defender Tom Miller put the outcome beyond doubt with a second half strike.Carlisle's first attack produced a fifth minute goal as Shaun Miller forced a corner and Danny Grainger's inswinger from the right had the Cheltenham defence at sixes and sevens. In the ensuing scramble Pell's attempted clearance flew past his own goalkeeper Jon Flatt and into the net.The home team were on target again in the 17th minute when Grainger's cross from wide on the left picked out Lambe, who directed a stooping header into the bottom corner.Carlisle made the most of the conditions in the first half, with a gusting wind at their backs, and Miller and Richie Bennett both were inches away from sc..

    Carlisle 3-0 Cheltenham – 19-Aug-2017 : Match Report

    Carlisle claim first home win of season after easing past CheltenhamCarlisle cruised to a comfortable 3-0 win over Cheltenham to register their first home win of the League Two campaign.Harry Pell's own goal and a Reggie Lambe header in the first half virtually settled the issue and defender Tom Miller put the outcome beyond doubt with a second half strike.Carlisle's first attack produced a fifth minute goal as Shaun Miller forced a corner and Danny Grainger's inswinger from the right had the Cheltenham defence at sixes and sevens. In the ensuing scramble Pell's attempted clearance flew past his own goalkeeper Jon Flatt and into the net.The home team were on target again in the 17th minute when Grainger's cross from wide on the left picked out Lambe, who directed a stooping header into the bottom corner.Carlisle made the most of the conditions in the first half, with a gusting wind at their backs, and Miller and Richie Bennett both were inches away from sc..
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  • Richard Tait and Louis Moult on target as Motherwell secure first win of seasonLouis Moult's second-half penalty sealed a hard-fought 2-0 win for Motherwell to earn the Steelmen their first three points of the season - and end 10-man Ross County's five-match unbeaten run on the road.In-demand striker Moult - who has told Motherwell he will not sign a new contract at Fir Park, manager Stephen Robinson revealed on Friday - doubled the hosts' lead from the spot 16 minutes from time after Kenny van der Weg had been sent off for bringing down the Englishman in the box.Richard Tait had put the hosts ahead in the 53rd minute as Motherwell made it two wins against Jim McIntyre's Ross County side in 10 days following the dramatic 3-2 League Cup win in Dingwall.Motherwell boss Robinson was forced to ring the changes for the visit of County, with goalkeeper Russell Griffiths and captain Craig Tanner replacing the suspended Trevor Carson and Carl McHugh after the two were d..

    Motherwell 2-0 Ross County – 19-Aug-2017 : Match Report

    Richard Tait and Louis Moult on target as Motherwell secure first win of seasonLouis Moult's second-half penalty sealed a hard-fought 2-0 win for Motherwell to earn the Steelmen their first three points of the season - and end 10-man Ross County's five-match unbeaten run on the road.In-demand striker Moult - who has told Motherwell he will not sign a new contract at Fir Park, manager Stephen Robinson revealed on Friday - doubled the hosts' lead from the spot 16 minutes from time after Kenny van der Weg had been sent off for bringing down the Englishman in the box.Richard Tait had put the hosts ahead in the 53rd minute as Motherwell made it two wins against Jim McIntyre's Ross County side in 10 days following the dramatic 3-2 League Cup win in Dingwall.Motherwell boss Robinson was forced to ring the changes for the visit of County, with goalkeeper Russell Griffiths and captain Craig Tanner replacing the suspended Trevor Carson and Carl McHugh after the two were d..
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  • Stevie May at the double as the Dons down the DeeStevie May marked his home debut with a double as Aberdeen overcame a stern examination by a hard-working Dundee side.May struck either side of Roarie Deacon's leveller in a 2-1 win which will be more memorable for its defensive frailty than attacking prowess.Indeed, the Dons rode their luck in the first half and probably should have fallen behind when Mark Reynolds and Anthony O'Connor were both drawn out to the right flank after eight minutes.Reynolds was short in his backpass for goalkeeper Joe Lewis, allowing James Vincent through and into a one-on-one with the former England squad man, but he stood up well to block.That proved vital three minutes later as Aberdeen took the lead. Greg Tansey was the provider, his corner from the left met by May at the near post, and the former Sheffield Wednesday man's powerful header left Scott Bain well beaten.Defensive errors should have see the Dons double their advantage as ..

    Aberdeen 2-1 Dundee – 19-Aug-2017 : Match Report

    Stevie May at the double as the Dons down the DeeStevie May marked his home debut with a double as Aberdeen overcame a stern examination by a hard-working Dundee side.May struck either side of Roarie Deacon's leveller in a 2-1 win which will be more memorable for its defensive frailty than attacking prowess.Indeed, the Dons rode their luck in the first half and probably should have fallen behind when Mark Reynolds and Anthony O'Connor were both drawn out to the right flank after eight minutes.Reynolds was short in his backpass for goalkeeper Joe Lewis, allowing James Vincent through and into a one-on-one with the former England squad man, but he stood up well to block.That proved vital three minutes later as Aberdeen took the lead. Greg Tansey was the provider, his corner from the left met by May at the near post, and the former Sheffield Wednesday man's powerful header left Scott Bain well beaten.Defensive errors should have see the Dons double their advantage as ..
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  • Steven Fletcher fires up Sheffield Wednesday at FulhamSteven Fletcher ended Sheffield Wednesday's winless run after sealing a 1-0 victory at Fulham.Fletcher pounced in the 64th minute to settle a poor match. But Fulham, who have still yet to break their league duck, looked a pale imitation of the side that marched to last season's play-offs.Slavisa Jokanovic's side scored goals for fun last timer but, after dominating the first half, looked devoid of ideas and ran out of gas.Both of these sides reached last season's semi-finals but had been showing signs of a hangover following their defeats.They had been struggling to score goals and it was no surprise to see Fulham hand new B#8million striker Rui Fonte an instant debut, having joined from just 48 hours earlier.Fonte's arrival, in a bid to inject some fresh impetus into their attack, freed up Sone Aluko to take up a deeper position.And it almost reaped immediate rewards when Aluko missed a golden chance..

    Fulham 0-1 Sheff Wed – 19-Aug-2017 : Match Report

    Steven Fletcher fires up Sheffield Wednesday at FulhamSteven Fletcher ended Sheffield Wednesday's winless run after sealing a 1-0 victory at Fulham.Fletcher pounced in the 64th minute to settle a poor match. But Fulham, who have still yet to break their league duck, looked a pale imitation of the side that marched to last season's play-offs.Slavisa Jokanovic's side scored goals for fun last timer but, after dominating the first half, looked devoid of ideas and ran out of gas.Both of these sides reached last season's semi-finals but had been showing signs of a hangover following their defeats.They had been struggling to score goals and it was no surprise to see Fulham hand new B#8million striker Rui Fonte an instant debut, having joined from just 48 hours earlier.Fonte's arrival, in a bid to inject some fresh impetus into their attack, freed up Sone Aluko to take up a deeper position.And it almost reaped immediate rewards when Aluko missed a golden chance..
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