Saturday 22 July 2017

Robbie Brady's double effort proves in vain for Hull

Republic of Ireland's Robbie Brady
Republic of Ireland's Robbie Brady

Robbie brady scored twice for Hull City but it wasn't enough as their hopes of booking a spot in the group phase of the Europa League were ended on away goals.

Brady opened the scoring after six minutes against Lokeren, however, their equaliser just after half-time gave Hull a mountain to climb. Brady added his second just before the hour but Yannick Sagbo's red card 20 minutes from time dented their hopes of a winner.

Tottenham, however, cruised through with a 3-0 win on the night over AEL Nicosia which gave them a 5-1 aggregate victory.

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Shelbourne have rescheduled the kick-off of their key First Division meeting with Longford Town this evening to 5.45.

A blown transformer forced the cancellation of Shels' FAI Cup replay with St Patrick's Athletic and the club have been unable to carry out a full repair. The club is working with electricians in an attempt to resolve the matter ahead of Monday's refixed date for that tie.

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Leeds United bizarre experiment with David Hockaday ended after just six games yesterday as their owner, Massimo Cellino, sacked his head coach.

Hockaday - whose previous managerial experience consisted of four years in charge at non-league Forest Green Rovers - has lost four of his games in charge and lasted barely 10 weeks in the role.

His end came the day after an embarrassing 2-1 defeat to Bradford in the League Cup. Neil Redfearn will take charge of tomorrow's clash against Bolton Wanderers.

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Roy Hodgson has named Wayne Rooney as the new England captain in a squad featuring four uncapped players - Jack Colback, Calum Chambers, Danny Rose and Fabian Delph - for the upcoming matches against Norway and Switzerland.

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