goal

Motherwell boss Robinson lauds Hartley after ending goal drought

Hartley scored the second goal against Dumbarton. Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson praised Peter Hartley‘s attitude after his captain netted on his first appearance in six months. Hartley lost his place after Robinson moved to a flat back from a five but headed home Motherwell’s second goal in a 2-0 Betfred Cup win at Dumbarton after Charles Dunne was rested. Robinson said: “Peter is fighting for a place with Charles who is an exceptional footballer at times and one of the best athletes I have worked with. “Peter has shown a tremendous attitude, as I would expect from the club captain. “He’s been a leader to everyone around him. He has played here and done very well.” Motherwell took 42 minutes to break their hosts down in difficult conditions, ...

Paul Heckingbottom backs Christian Doidge to hit goal trail for Hibs

Doidge bagged his first goal for the club with a delicate chip. Hibernian manager Paul Heckingbottom feels striker Christian Doidge will have no problem finding the net at his new club, following his first goal for the club against Alloa. The Welshman arrived from Forrest Green Rovers last month in a reported six-figure move and bagged his first goal with a delicate chip over Wasps keeper Kevin Parry in the 2-0 Betfred Cup win. He also could have headed in a second, had the effort not been chalked off by an offside call. Heckingbottom believes it will be the first of many and said: “He’ll score goals. I think sometimes we get caught in the trap of crossing everything for him because he’s good in the air. Their two centre-backs manhandled him. “He scored the offside one and that’s what he c...

Result: Dylan Bronn own goal sends Senegal into Africa Cup of Nations final

Dylan Bronn’s own goal sent Senegal through. A bizarre own goal in extra time sent Senegal through to the final of the Africa Cup of Nations with a 1-0 win against Tunisia. A mistake by goalkeeper Mouez Hassen in the 100th minute saw the ball bounce off the head of defender Dylan Bronn and trickle into the net. Hassen came racing towards the penalty spot to try to cut out a cross from the right flank but completely missed the ball, which then hit the unfortunate Bronn. Ferjani Sassi missed a penalty for Tunisia and Henri Saivet did likewise for Senegal but that was not the end of the drama. Tunisia felt aggrieved as they were awarded another spot-kick late on after Salif Sane headed the ball against Idrissa Gueye’s arm, only for that decision to be controversially overturned fo...

Derek McInnes admits late away goal could change tie

Aberdeen boss knows they have it all to do but is confident of progression. Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes admits his side have it all to do after the loss of a stoppage-time goal turned what should have been a comfortable Europa League lead over RoPS Rovaniemi into a far more fragile one. The Dons were heading for a 2-0 win in the first leg of the first qualifying round after goals from Niall McGinn and Sam Cosgrove either side of half-time. With more sharpness they could have had a more emphatic win but they lost a poor away goal with almost the last kick of the game as Tommi Jantti netted for the Finns. McInnes said: “You kind of dwell on that at the end of it, because I should be coming in here talking about how it was such an assured performance at this stage of the season against ...

Steven Gerrard urges Borna Barisic to build on Europa League goal

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has told Borna Barisic to build on his first goal for the club after handing him the chance to make a fresh start at Ibrox. The left-back only made 20 appearances in an injury-hit first season in Scotland and Gerrard appeared to grow frustrated with the Croatian’s fitness levels, especially after he was slow to return to Glasgow after picking up an injury while on international duty. But, with Jon Flanagan sidelined by a hernia, Barisic seized his opportunity in Tuesday’s Europa League clash against St Joseph’s, converting a free-kick during a 4-0 victory in the first leg of the first qualifying round in Gibraltar. Connor Goldson claimed the goal after tapping home the rebound when the home goalkeeper clawed the initial shot out, but footage...

Result: Leigh Griffiths marks Celtic return with goal in pre-season win

Leigh Griffiths marked his Celtic return with a goal as Neil Lennon’s champions got their pre-season preparations off to a winning start in Austria. The Scotland striker had not featured since December due to a combination of injury and personal issues. But he bounced back from his off-field problems to fire Celtic level as the Parkhead men recovered from losing a shock opener to thrash Austrian amateurs SC Pinkafeld 6-1. And boss Lennon was encouraged after seeing the 28-year-old make his first start in seven months. “In the main pretty good,” was the boss’ summary of Griffiths’ display as he spoke to CelticTV. “His set plays weren’t great but obviously that will come with the more game time he has. “He gets a goal from two yards and I love ...

Result: Trezeguet goal sees hosts Egypt past Zimbabwe in opener

Trezeguet scored the only goal for the hosts. Trezeguet scored the only goal as hosts Egypt opened their Africa Cup of Nations campaign with a 1-0 victory over Zimbabwe in Cairo. The winger curled home four minutes before the interval to reward the Pharaohs for a dominant first-half display. Zimbabwe did threaten late on after Egypt failed to capitalise on further chances but the home side held on. There had been reports Zimbabwe’s players could boycott the Group A encounter amid a pay dispute but that did not materialise. Yet Zimbabwe soon looked like the outsiders they had been billed as. Mohamed Salah, Marwan Mohsen and Abdallah El-Said all forced good saves from Edmore Sibanda early on. Liverpool forward Salah also fired over and wriggled through a series of challenges before sho...

Jonathan Walters jokes he could replace Hazard after own goal brace v Chelsea

‘If you want goals from someone who has produced for you in the past @ChelseaFC’, the former Stoke player tweeted. Retired footballer Jonathan Walters made reference to one of his worst individual displays in the Premier League in a humorous bid to replace Eden Hazard at Chelsea. The former Stoke City footballer, who retired earlier in 2019, scored two own goals and missed a penalty in a 4-0 defeat to the Blues in 2013. And on the day Hazard was unveiled as a new signing at Real Madrid, having joined in a £130 million move from Chelsea, Walters alluded to his own goals against the west London club all those years ago. Now that @hazardeden10 has left. If you want goals from someone who has produced for you in the past @ChelseaFC ….I could be tempted #2in0 — Jonathan Walters (@Jo...

Paddy McNair hails “incredible feeling” of first international goal

Paddy McNair plans on inviting his parents on more Northern Ireland trips after giving his mother an early birthday present with his first international goal on Tuesday night. Claire and Alan had made the trip to Borisov to watch their 24-year-old son in action for his country, and saw him score the 85th-minute winner which gave Northern Ireland a 1-0 victory over Belarus. “It was mad,” McNair said. “I’ve always wanted to score for Northern Ireland so it was an incredible feeling. “It was also lovely to score in front of my mum and dad. It’s also my mum’s birthday tomorrow so it was really nice and an early birthday present for her. “They don’t get to many away games so I’ll have to get them to come to more in the future.” W...

Vincent Kompany screamer wins Premier League Goal of the Season award

Vincent Kompany’s stunning long-range strike against Leicester City is named the Premier League goal of the season in Sports Mole’s Reader Awards. Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has won Sports Mole‘s Goal of the Season award for his long-range strike against Leicester City on May 6. The defender blasted the only goal of the game into the top corner from 25 yards out to hand City a crucial victory en route to defending the Premier League title, becoming the first team in a decade to retain the trophy. The goal was Kompany’s first from outside the box in his Man City career and proved to be his final goal for the club too as he announced his exit following the FA Cup final. Kompany’s strike earned 25.8% of the votes, narrowly pipping Andros TownsendR...

Video: Referee scores accidental goal in Dutch league game

A referee accidentally scored a goal then allowed it to stand in a Dutch league game on Saturday. Playing in the Derde Divisie, Dutch football’s fourth tier, HSV Hoek were awarded a goal against Harkemase Boys after the ball ricocheted off referee Maurice Paarhuis’ legs. Nog nooit meegemaakt dit pic.twitter.com/sGyixN0gFb — Harkemase Boys (@HarkemaseBoys) May 25, 2019 Paarhuis was stood in the six yard box appearing to try and get a closer look at a goal line scramble, before a HSV Hoek cross deflected off a defender and into his path. “Never experienced this,” a tweet translated from Dutch reads from bemused home team Harkemase after the goal was given in the 66th minute. Football Association rules appear to support Paarhuis’ decision to allow the goal to sta...

Result: Last-gasp Connor Jennings goal sends Tranmere Rovers up to League One

Tranmere Rovers beat Newport County 1-0 in the League Two playoff final at Wembley Stadium through a Connor Jennings header 120 minutes into the match. Connor Jennings has scored in the final minute of extra time to earn Tranmere Rovers a 1-0 win over 10-man Newport County in a tight and cagey League Two playoff final. Tranmere had struggled to make their man advantage count following Mark O’Brien‘s dismissal 90 minutes into the match, but Jennings popped up 120 minutes in at Wembley to earn Rovers back-to-back promotions. Both teams had their goalkeepers to thank for producing big saves in normal time. © Reuters The two sides defied the odds to reach the final and, on the back of their semi-final triumphs, both managers stuck with winning formulas by naming the same starting l...

Skip to toolbar