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Robbie Brady's double effort proves in vain for Hull

Published 29/08/2014 | 02:30

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.

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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.

Irish Independent

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