Moon Saturday Soccerround

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Moon Soccer 13 Saturday Soccerround

Premier LeagueLeicester City are seven unbeaten but deserved more in their 1-1 draw with Swansea at the King Power Stadium. Jamie Vardy gave the Foxes the lead but Federico Fernandez got an equaliser against the run of play to earn the Welsh side a draw. In the late game Everton were thumped by Arsenal 5-1 as Aaron Ramsey grabbed a Hat-Trick for a Rampant Gunners. Dominic Calvert-Lewin as a substitute got Everton’s consolation in a poor display.

ChampionshipDerby County continued their promotion push with a 3-0 win over Brentford. Tom Huddlestone gave the Rams the lead before Cameron Jerome got his first goal for the club to make it 2-0. a late Matej Vydra penalty completed the scoring. Nottingham Forest had a less positive afternoon, losing 2-0 at Fulham with second half goals from Lucas Piazon and Stefan Johansen. Joe Worrall had hit the post for Forest early in the second half, but in the end Forest were well beaten

League 1Blackpool were denied an away victory late on at Bury. A superb volley from 30 yards by Sean Longstaff gave the Tangerines the lead but a close range effort from George Miller on 83 minutes meant it ended a point a piece.

League 2Notts County got back to form with a dominant 4-1 win over Crewe at Meadow Lane. Shaun Miller scored first for Crewe but Noor Husin equalised from long range as the Magpies took control. The star was Eliott Hewitt who got two goals to put the game away. Mason Bennett added a fourth late on. Notts remain 3rd.

Mansfield Town are only a point behind Notts after a 3-1 win at Field Mill against Barnet. Alex MacDonald, Will Atkinson and Danny Rose with his 12th league goal of the season were on the scoresheet for the Stags who are nine unbeaten. Newport County’s minds may have been on their replay with Tottenham as they were beaten 2-0 at Colchester. Ben Stevenson and Tom Eastman got the second half goals to give the Essex side the victory.

National LeagueA James Norwood double saw Tranmere move up to 4th after a comfortable afternoon beating Ebbsfleet 3-0 at Prenton Park. Andy Cook opened the scoring and Ollie Norburn had decent chances to add to the lead. Norwood finished the game adding two goals in each half to secure the three points.

Scottish ChampionshipQueen of the South’s play off hopes took another hit as they were well beaten at ST Mirren. Liam Smith and a Harry Davis penalty in the first half ensured the league leaders move 14 points clear at the top. Queen of the South remain 6th but fortunately only one point off the final play off spot due to other result going their way.

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Moon Soccer 13 Saturday Soccerround Classified Results

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Premier League

Arsenal (4) 5 (Ramsey 3, Koscienly, Aubameyang)

Everton (0) 1 (Calvert-Lewin)

AT THE EMIRATES STADIUM, ISLINGTON, LONDON

Full Report (BBC Sport)

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Premier League

Leicester City (1) 1 (Vardy)

Swansea City (0) 1 (Fernandez)

AT THE KING POWER STADIUM, LEICESTER

Full Report (BBC Sport)

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Championship

Derby County (2) 3 (Huddlestone, Jerome, Vydra)

Brentford (0) 0

AT PRIDE PARK, DERBY

Full Report (BBC Sport)

Championship

Forest Lose

Fulham (0) 2 (Piazen Johansen)

Nottingham Forest (0) 0

AT CRAVEN COTTAGE, FULHAM, LONDON

Full Report (BBC Sport)

League 1

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Bury (0) 1 (Miller)

Blackpool (0) 1 (Longstaff)

AT GIGG LANE, BURY

Full Report (BBC Sport)

Magpie win

League 2

Notts County (2) 4 (Husin, Hewitt 2, Bennett)

Crewe Alexandra (1) 1 (Miller)

AT MEADOW LANE, NOTTINGHAM

Full Report (BBC Sport)

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League 2

Mansfield Town (1) 3 (MacDonald, Atkinson, Rose)

Barnet (0) 1 (Akinola)

AT FIELD MILL, MANSFIELD

Full Report (BBC Sport)

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League 2

Colchester United (0) 2 (Stevenson, Eastman)

Newport County (0) 0

AT THE COLCHESTER COMMUNITY STADIUM, COLCHESTER

Full Report (BBC Sport)

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National League

Tranmere Rovers (2) 3 (Cook, Norwood 2)

Ebbsfleet United (0) 0

AT PRENTON PARK, BIRKENHEAD

Full Report (BBC Sport)

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Scottish Championship

ST Mirren (2) 2 (Smith, Davis)

Queen Of The South (0) 0

AT ST MIRREN PARK, PAISLEY, SCOTLAND

Full Report (BBC Sport)

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Elliott Hewitt (Notts County)

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Moon Soccer – Swansea City v Liverpool

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Premier League

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Swansea City (1) 1 (Mawson)

Liverpool (0) 0

AT THE LIBERTY STADIUM, SWANSEA, WALES

Liverpool suffered a big set back with their first defeat in 19 games at bottom side Swansea. Despite almost total domination of the possession and the chances Liverpool could not find a way through. Sadio Mane and Mohammad Salah both wasted first half chances. The Swansea goal came after the ball fell to Alfie Mawson in a goalmouth scramble in one of Swansea’s few forages forward and Mawson was able to fire into the net.

The second half followed a similar pattern. Danny Ings forced a good save from Lukasz Fabianski, Salah also had the keeper at full stretch but Fabianski managed to keep the ball out. In one final chance at the end Roberto Firmino hit the post and Mawson made a last ditch tackle to block Adam Lallana from equalising right at the death. It was not to be for the Reds who remain fourth in the table. Swansea are still three points from safety but tonight’s win stops them falling further adrift. 

Full Report (BBC Sport)

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Alfie Mawson (Swansea City)

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Moon on Sunday Soccer – Liverpool v Man City

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PREMIER LEAGUE

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Liverpool (1) 4 (Oxlade-Chamberlain, Firmino, Mane, Salah)

Manchester City (1) 3 (Sane, Bernardo Silva, Gundogan)

AT ANFIELD, LIVERPOOL

Liverpool ended Manchester City’s unbeaten run in a sensational game at Anfield. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain gave Liverpool a deserved lead and the Reds dominated most of the first half. However City reminded us why they are top as Leroy Sane leveled against the run of play before half time. Then Liverpool had a purple patch adding three more. Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane & Mohammad Salah with an audacious chip from long range all scored to give Liverpool a 4-1 lead in a half hour spell of some the the best football any side has played all season. 

City were not done however and Liverpool’s defensive frailties showed again in the last few minutes and the fact they were missing Virgil van Dijk with injury told. Bernardo Silva gave City a glimmer of hope on 84 minutes. The nerves were then jangling as Ilkay Gundogan got on the end of a cross beating three players around him to make it 4-3. Liverpool held off the final charge to get the victory. Manchester City will still very likely win the league, but for Liverpool this is a huge three points in the sides development under Jurgen Klopp.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool)

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MOON SATURDAY SOCCERROUND – MOON SOCCER 13

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PREMIER LEAGUE

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Chelsea (0) 0

Leicester City (0) 0

AT STAMFORD BRIDGE, FULHAM, LONDON

Leicester City earned a deserved point at Chelsea. The Foxes dominated much of the possession and surprised the Champions with a lively display. The returning Jamie Vardy and Wilfred Ndidi both went close for the visitors. Cese Fabregas did have a good chance for the homes side but they lacked ideas. The Foxes faced the last 20 minutes with 10 men as Ben Chilwell was sent off but they held out for a point. Leicester remain 8th in the Premier League table.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

PREMIER LEAGUE

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Tottenham Hotspur (1) 4 (Sob Hueng-Min, Kane 2, Eriksen)

Everton (0) 0

AT WEMBLEY STADIUM, BRENT, LONDON

Harry Kane was in sensational form as Everton were on the receiving end of a hammering for Spurs at Wembley. Son Heung-Min opened the scoring and hit a post before setting up Kane for his first to make it 2-0 early in the second half. Kane got a second and Christian Eriksen finished off a flowing passing move to make it 4-0. The win moves Tottenham level with Liverpool in the race for 4th place, Everton remain 9th after a miserable afternoon.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

CHAMPIONSHIP

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Birmingham City (0) 0

Derby County (1) 3 (Russell, Vydra, Weimann)

AT ST ANDREW’S, BIRMINGHAM

Derby stay second in the Championship after a comfortable afternoon at Birmingham. The Blues started well as Jonathan Grounds hit the post but from there Derby took total control. Johnny Russell put the Rams ahead before the break and Matej Vydra with his 16th of the season added a second. Andreas Weimann tapped in the third to complete the victory. They are 10 points behind Wolves at the top but are still in prime position for an automatic promotion push.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

CHAMPIONSHIP

Forest Lose

Nottingham Forest (0) 0

Aston Villa (1) 1 (Hogan)

AT THE CITY GROUND, WEST BRIDGFORD

The optimism after Forest’s win against Arsenal and the appointment of Aitor Karanka as the new manager was not built on as they lost 1-0 to Aston Villa. Scott Hogan headed in Robert Snodgrass’ cross on 18 minutes to get the only goal of the game. Snodgrass had an excellent game and had a great chance to add to the scoresheet but was denied by Jordan Smith in the Forest goal. Villa move up to 4th with their deserved win, for Forest, a case of after the Lord mayor’s show.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

LEAGUE 1

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Blackpool (0) 0

Bristol Rovers (0) 0

AT BLOOMFIELD ROAD, BLACKPOOL

It was deadlock at Bloomfield Road but Blackpool will be relieved to get out of this one with a draw. Rory Gaffney had a goal ruled offside within a minute and Sean Longstaff went close shortly after as the Bristol side controlled the game. Gaffney missed an open goal in the second half after poor play from the Blackpool keeper Joe Lumley. Blackpool stay 16th and will consider themselves fortunate not to have been beaten today.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

LEAGUE 2

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Grimsby Town (0) 1 (Matt)

Newport County (1) 2 (Willmott, Nouble)

AT BLUNDELL PARK, CLEETHORPES

After their win over Leeds in the FA Cup, Newport County took their form into League 2 with victory at Grimsby. The Exiles dominated the first half, Robbie Wilmott’s screamer from the edge of the box opened the scoring. Frank Nouble’s deflected shot added a second. Jamille Matt pulled one back to make it a nervous last 10 minutes but he then got sent off and Newport held off Grimsby’s late charge to get a deserved victory and move within two points of the play off places.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

LEAGUE 2

Magpie draw

Lincoln City (1) 2 (Frecklington, Green)

Notts County (1) 2 (Stead, Grant)

AT SINCIL BANK, LINCOLN

Notts County shared the points in a fantastic end to end game at Lincoln. Jon Stead gave Notts County the lead Lee Frecklington who had re-joined Lincoln from Rotherham this week, had equalised before half time. Matt Green then put Lincoln ahead, but County showed their resolved to level again through Jorges Grant. To add to the mix Danny Cowley, the manager of Lincoln, was sent to the stands. A draw was a fair result in a game that had plenty of entertainment.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

LEAGUE 2

Stag draw

Cambridge United (0) 0

Mansfield Town (0) 0

AT THE KASSAM STADIUM, CAMBRIDGE

A scrappy and uninspiring game at Cambridge saw Mansfield remain in the play off places after a 0-0 draw. There was not a shot on target in the whole of the first half. Conrad Logan in the Mansfield goal made a good save from Uche Impeazu and Danny Rose had the ball in the net for the Stags but was adjudged offside. Thus the game ended in the 0-0 draw it deserved.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

NATIONAL LEAGUE

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Woking (0) 0

Tranmere Rovers (1) 1 (Cook)

AT THE KINGFIELD STADIUM, WOKING

Tranmere Rovers move up to 5th after victory at Woking. The winning goal came on 29 minutes after Andy Cook converted Ollie Norburn’s corner. Cook was sent off late in the game which will be a blow as he will be suspended for the next few games. Defender Steve McNulty also went off injured, it is unknown at the moment how serious the injury is. So three points but this game could come at a cost for Rovers in the next few games as they continue their promotion push.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

FA TROPHY – ROUND 2

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East Thurrock United (0) 1 (Ekpetita)

Chester FC (0) 0

AT ROOKERY HILL, CORRINGHAM

Chester FC were dumped out of the FA Trophy by Nation League South side East Thurrock United. Despite better recent league form Chester failed t take this opportunity as east Thurrock dominated most of the game and deserved their 1-0 win. Calvin Ekpetita got the winner with a tap in from a goalmouth scramble on 21 Minutes. Ross Hannah had the Seals only chance but East Thurrock could have had more. It’s back to the relegation fight for Chester.

Matchday Live (Chester Chronicle)

NATIONAL LEAGUE NORTH

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Southport (1) 2 (Sampson, Gilchrist)

Leamington (0) 0

AT HAIG AVENUE, SOUTHPORT

Southport continued their recent improved form with a convincing 2-0 win over Leamington. The Sandgrounders took the lead on 9 minutes as David Morgan set up Jack Sampson to finish off a flowing move. Adam Dawson’s through ball set Jason Gilchrist to make it 2-0 on 70 minutes. he win moves Southport up to 16th and 2 points clear of the drop zone after securing seven points from their last four games.

Matchday Live (SouthportFC.net)

SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP

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Inverness Caledonian Thistle (2) 3 (Vigurs, Chalmers, Doran)

Queen Of The South (0) 1 (Bell)

AT THE CALEDONIAN STADIUM, INVERNESS

Queen of the South drop out of the play off places after being well beaten by Inverness. Iain Vigurs header gave the hosts the lead. Stephen Dobbie missed a golden chance to equalise and Queens were punished for it as Joe Chalmers added a second for Inverness before the break. Aaron Doran added to third to complete the victory before Owen Bell got his first goal for Queens, but a consolation was all it was to be on a poor day for the Doonhammers.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

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Matej Vydra (Derby County)

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Moon Of Liberty Saturday Soccerround – 11th March 2017

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#MoonSoccer13 Saturday Round up -11th Mar 2017

Premier League – Everton v West Bromwich Albion

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Scneiderlin gerts first goal in comprehensive win for the Toffeemen

Everton closed the gap on Manchester United in sixth to just two points after demolishing West Brom at Goodison Park. Kevin Mirallas put Everton ahead from a rebound from Ross Barkley’s shot. Morgan Schneiderlin got his first goal for the club to make it 2-0 and Barkley provided again for Romelu Lukaku to complete the 3-0 scoreline. It continues Everton’s excellent form of late, especially at home.

Report (BBC Sport)

Championship – Brighton & Hove Albion v Derby County

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Brighton coast past the Rams

Promotion chasing Brighton comfortably dispatched Derby County in the Friday game. Anthony Knockeart had Brighton ahead in just five minutes and they dominated throughout. Sam Baldoch made it 2-0 just before half time and Glenn Murray added a third in the second half heading home a Knockeart cross. Matej Vydra hit the post in Derby’s only serious effort, but in the end they were well beaten as Brighton make up ground on Newcastle at the top.

Report (BBC Sport)

Championship – Burton Albion v Nottingham Forest

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Nigel Clough gets victory over the club where he was famous

Nigel Clough’s Burton Albion scored their first ever win over Nottingham Forest which drags Forest back into the relegation fight. Cauley Woodrow’s free kick on 28 minutes proved to be the winning goal. Matty Cash wasted two great chances for Forest who a few weeks ago looked like they had done enough to survive but are now just two points clear of the drop zone. Burton leapfrog Forest in the table following the victory.

Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Crewe Alexandra v Newport County

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Newport get Flynn off to the perfect start

Newport’s caretaker boss Mike Flynn got victory in his first game as bottom side Newport won at Crewe. Callum Cooke’s free kick gave the hosts a deserved half time lead but the Welsh side fought back. Dan Butler’s volley leveled the scores and Joss Labadie got the winner with two minutes left on the clock. Too little too late for Newport? Probably, nut this win may just give them a slim chance and a big boost of confidence.

Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Mansfield Town v Plymouth Argyle

Stags hopes hit after home defeat

Mansfield Town are two points outside the play offs after defeata t home to second placed Plymouth. The game for the most part was fairly even but two goal in five minutes gave the Devon side the edge. Sonny Bradley’s far post header gave Plymouth the lead and a 25 yard free kick from Graham Carey shortly after sealed the 2-0 win. Matt Greena nd Alex MacDonald had chances for the home side, but it was not to be as the Stags suffer a rare home loss.

Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Notts County v Hartlepool United

Grant strikes again for improving Magpies

Notts County’s improved home form continued with a 2-1 win against Hartlepool. Shola Ameobi got his firs for the club to give the Magpies the lead and in form Jorge Grant walloped home a second from just outside the box. Haydn Hollis unluckily put through his own net to give Hartlepool hope, but Notts saw out the game to earn another big three points as survival looks more and more likely.

Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Wycombe Wanderers v Blackpool

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All square at Adams Park

Blackpool are back in the play off hunt but missed a big chance to win the game at Wycombe. Brad Potts had a penalty saved by keeper Jamal Blackman in a game of few chances otherwise. The 0-0 draw means Blackpool are now only three points off the play off places after some good recent form. Today will feel like an opportunity missed however.

Report (BBC Sport)

National League – Southport v Torquay United

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Southport beaten in key relegation clash

Southport find themselves in even deeper trouble after a home defeat to fellow strugglers Torquay. Luke Young converted Daniel Sparkes cross to put the Devon outfit ahead. Jim Stevenson gave the Sandgrounders hope with an equaliser that went in off the left hand post. However as a draw was looking on the cards, Sparkes provided again with another cross which substitute Ruaine Keating heading home the winner leaving Southport rock bottom and now a full seven points away from safety.

Report (BBC Sport)

FA Trophy Semi-Final 1st leg – Macclesfield Town v Tranmere Rovers

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Advantage Rovers after 1st leg away draw

Tranmere Rovers came away from Macclesfield with a 1-1 draw that gives them a great chance to reach Wembley. Tranmere were ahead within a minutes as James Norwood was bundled over in the box and Jeff Hughes scored from the spot. Macclesfield controlled most of the rest of the game and finally got a reward as Ollie Norburt slotted into an empty net after the keeper came for a long ball but was beaten to it. The second leg will be at Prenton Park next Saturday to determine who will head down Wembley Way.

Report (Liverpool Echo)

Scottish Championship – Morton v Queen Of The South

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Queens beaten at Morton

Queen Of The South showed again the inconsistency that has put them out of the play off race with a poor display at Morton. Aiden Nesbitt should have put the home side ahead but volleyed over the bar. Ross Forbes got the only goal cutting inside from the right to score. Rickie Lammie also hit the bar as Morton could have had more than the eventual 1-0 scoreline which moves Morton above Dundee United into third.

Report (BBC Sport)

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MOON OF LIBERTY SOCCER SCOREBOARD

Soccer Results

Premier League 

Everton (2) 3 (Mirallas, Schneiderlin, Lukaku)West Bromwich Albion (0) 0At Goodison park, Walton, Liverpool

Championship 

Brighton & Hove Albion (2) 3 (Knockaert, Baldock, Murray)Derby County (0) 0At The Amex Stadium, Brighton

Burton Albion (1) 1 (Woodrow)Nottingham Forest (0) 0At The Pirelli Stadium, Burton Upon Trent

League 2

Crewe Alexandra (1) 1 (Cooke)Newport County (0) 2 (Butler, Labadie)At Gresty Road, Crewe

Mansfield Town (0) 0Plymouth Argyle (0) 2 (Badley, Carey) At Field Mill, Mansfield

Notts County (0) 2 (Ameobi, Grant)Hartlepool United (0) 1 (Hollis {OG})– At Meadow Lane, Nottingham

Wycombe Wanderers (0) 0 Blackpool (0) 0At Adams Park, Wycombe

FA Trophy Semi-Final 1st leg

Macclesfield Town (0) 1 (Norburn)Tranmere Rovers (1) 1 (Hughes)At Moss Rose, Macclesfield

National League

Southport (0) 1 (Stevenson)Torquay United (1) 2 (Young, Keating) At Haig Avenue, Southport

Scottish Championship

Morton (0) 1 (Forbes)Queen Of The South (0) 0 At Cappielow Park, Greenoch, Inverclyde

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN Jorge Grant (Notts County)

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Moon Of Liberty Saturday Soccerround – 25th Feb 2017

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#MoonSoccer13 Saturday Round Up

Premier League – Everton v Sunderland

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Another home win for the Toffeemen

Everton are now unbeaten in nine after beating bottom side Sunderland 2-0 at Goodison Park. Idrissa Gueye converted Seamus Colema’s low cross for his first ever Everton goal. Sunderland improved in the second half, but a break away saw Romelu Lukaku’s deflected shot seal the points as they continued to try and chase down a top six finish.

Report (BBC Sport)

Championship – Aston Villa v Derby County

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Chester further dents Derby’s play off hopes

Derby County are now 10 points off the play offs after a disappointing defeat at Aston Villa. The only goal came from James Chester’s header in the first half. Derby felt they should have had a penalty as Darren Bent went down in the box but it was not given. Andre Green hit a post for Villa, as they deserved the win. Villa did go down to 10 men in injury time as Leandro Bacuna was sent off, but it would not spoil Villa’s day as they claimed the points as Derby’s promotion chances continue to fade.

Report (BBC Sport)

Championship – Wigan Athletic v Nottingham Forest

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Forest earn an away point

Nottingham Forest had the best of the game but could not find a winner in a 0-0 stalemate at Wigan. The only chance on target in a poor first half came from Forest’s  Mustapha Carayol. Eric Lichaj curled a shot just wide and Carayol forced a good save from the Wigan keeper in the second half. After two heavy away defeats in their last two games Forest would probably have been happy to take a point and a solid display at the start of play, however they may feel they should have won it given how the match panned out.

Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Exeter City v Blackpool

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Seasiders throw away another lead yet again

Blackpool have thrown away leads on a number of occasions and it happened again at Exeter. Blackpool took the lead on 19 minutes as Brad Potts shot was spilled and Colin Daniel scored from the rebound. Potts himself got a second but Exeter were back in it before the break with a close range effort from Ollie Watkins. Exeter pushed on but could not make the breakthrough, just as it looked as if Blackpool had the victory, Reuban Reid’s stooping header earned Exeter a point four minutes into injury time. Blackpool are in 15th seven points off the play offs, they may be challenging if it were not for the sort of late lapses costing them points we saw today.

Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Mansfield Town v Newport County

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Stags play off push continues

Two of the Moon’s sides met at Field Mill as Mansfield got another three points seeing off Newport at Field Mill. The bottom side took a surprise lead through Ryan Bird. Mansfield were level at the break as Krystian Pearce got the equaliser. Newport were left facing an uphill struggle as Jamaai Gordon was sent off and Mansfield took full advantage. Craig Reed’s handball allowed Shaq Coulthirst to slot home the penalty for his fourth goal since his loan move which won Mansfield the game. The loss leaves Newport six points adrift at the bottom and they need to turn it around very quickly if they are to avoid the Nation League next season.

Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Notts County v Yeovil Town

No goals at Meadow Lane

Notts County have another point in their fight for survival in an uninspiring game at Meadow Lane against Yeovil Town. Jorge Grant had the best chance in the very first minute forcing a good save after being put through by Mark Yeates. Notts had more of the ball but overall did not do enough to win the game. Notts County are now five points away from the drop and while being a fair way from having the quality to compete at the top end, look to have enough to now survive comfortably.

Report (BBC Sport)

National League – Southport v Chester City

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Southport’s woes continue as Chester grab away win

Chester survived late pressure to take a 1-0 win at Southport whose relegation concerns deepen. Toms Shaw hit the post for Chester early on and they took a deserved lead in the second half through Evan Harwood who brilliantly lobbed the keeper to score. Southport tried to fight back and were unlucky as both Liam Hynes and Jim Stevenson hit the woodwork late on. Southport are now three behind Maidstone and Woking with a worse goal difference. Their form needs to trun quickly if they want to remain in the National League. Chester remain in mid table.

Report (BBC Sport)

FA Trophy Quarter Final – Tranmere Rovers v Barrow

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Rovers roar into the Semi Finals

Tranmere Rovers are a game away from Wembley after thrashing Barrow in today’s FA Trophy Quarter Final. Barrow briefly lead through Jordan William’s goal but from there Tranmere took total control with defender Michael Ihiekwe leveling before the break. Then Cole Stockton took control with two goals early in the second half to make it 3-1. Andy Mangan got a fourth Stockton completed his hat trick and the big 5-1 victory. Wembley is within reach and after a couple of poor home performances, this should bolster their promotion push as well.

Report (Liverpool Echo)

Scottish Championship – Queen Of The South v Raith Rovers

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Doonhammers keep slim play off hopes alive

Queen Of The South got a hugely needed win at home to Raith Rovers. They dominated the first half with goals from John Rankin and a close range effort from Derek Lyle putting the Dumfries side 2-0 at the break. Raith improved in the second half getting one back through Parisian John-Yves Mvoto. Ryan Hardie had a big chance to equalise late on but headed over the bar. The win mean Queen’s could move within five points of Falkirk if they win their game in hand in the race for the final play off spot. 

Report (BBC Sport)

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MOON OF LIBERTY SOCCER SCOREBOARD

Soccer Results

Premiere League

Everton (1) 1 (Gueye, Lukaku)Sunderland (0) 0At Goodison Park, Walton, Liverpool

Championship

Aston Villa (1) 1 (Chester)Derby County (0) 0At Villa Park, Aston, Birmingham

Wigan Athletic (0) 0 Nottingham Forest (0) 0At The DW Stadium, Wigan

League 2

Exeter City (1) 2 (Watkins, Reid)Blackpool (2) 2 (Daniel, Potts)At St James’ Park, Exeter

Mansfield Town (1) 2 (Pearce, Coulthirst)Newport County (1) 1 (Bird) At Field Mill, Mansfield

Notts County (0) 0Yeovil Town (0) 0At Meadow Lane, Nottingham

National League

Southport (0) 0 Chester City (0) 1 (Horwood) At Haig Avenue, Southport

FA Trophy Quarter Final

Tranmere Rovers (1) 5 (Iheikwell, Stockton 3, Mangan) Barrow (1) 1 (Williams)At Prenton Park, Birkenhead

Scottish Championship

Queen Of The South (2) 2 (Rankin, Lyle)Raith Rovers (0) 1 (Mvoto)At Palmerstone Park, Dumfries

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANCole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers)

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Moon Of Liberty Soccer – Swansea v Leicester

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Premier League – Swansea v Leicester

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More misery for Leicester

Champions Leicester City moved closer to the relegation zone after losing 2-0 at fellow strugglers Swansea City. After a slow start to the game Alfie Mawson gave the Swans the lead with a thumping volley. It got worse for Leicester just before half time as Martin Olsson finished off a smart team move to make it 2-0. Islam Slimani had Leicester’s best chance as the Foxes were slightly improved in the second half but have now failed to score in 10 hours of Premier League football. The win moves Swansea away from the bottom three, Leicester are now just one put ahead of Hull City. Leicester may still be in the European Cup and FA Cup, but relegation is looming as a real possibility if they don’t pick up points soon.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

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MOON OF LIBERTY SOCCER SCOREBOARD

Soccer Results

Premier League

Swansea City (2) 2 (Mawson, Olsson)Leicester City (0) 0At The Liberty Stadium, Swansea

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANAlfie Mawson (Swansea City)

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