News archive from 7 May 2012, page 8

BOLTON 2 - WEST BROM 2: ROY HODGSON LEAVES BOLTON TEETERING

BOLTON 2 - WEST BROM 2: ROY HODGSON LEAVES BOLTON TEETERING

And if the new England manager makes substitutions for country as effectively as he did for club yesterday, then joy will spread beyond West Bromwich Albion fans and across the nation. The Baggies were toiling; Bolton anticipating triumph. But then...

 
ARSENAL 3 - NORWICH 3: LEAN, MEAN GOAL MACHINE HOLT IS RIGHT ON THE MONEY

ARSENAL 3 - NORWICH 3: LEAN, MEAN GOAL MACHINE HOLT IS RIGHT ON THE MONEY

Where was the slightly overweight former tyre fitter, who looked like he finished every Norwich game with a pie and a pint? Of course, my perception of Holt had been off the mark – and maybe Arsenal's had as well. Manager Arsene Wenger got the...

 
QPR 1 - STOKE 0: DJIBRIL CISSE IS A LIFE-SAVER

QPR 1 - STOKE 0: DJIBRIL CISSE IS A LIFE-SAVER

Bolton were beating West Brom 2-1, while Rangers were being held by Stoke and seemingly going down. Then Djibril Cisse popped up at the far post to bang home his fifth goal for them. And moments later James Morrison equalised for Albion 200 miles away...

 
ASTON VILLA 1 - TOTTENHAM 1: VILLA STAY UP BUT SAFETY IS NOT ASSURED FOR ALEX MCLEISH

ASTON VILLA 1 - TOTTENHAM 1: VILLA STAY UP BUT SAFETY IS NOT ASSURED FOR ALEX MCLEISH

The point Villa chiselled out with their 17th draw of the season, coupled with a far superior goal difference to Bolton – the only one of the sides in the bottom three that can theoretically catch them – will keep them safe. But it did not stop fans...

 
ARSENAL 3 - NORWICH 3: LEAN, MEAN GOAL MACHINE HOLT IS RIGHT ON THE MONEY

ARSENAL 3 - NORWICH 3: LEAN, MEAN GOAL MACHINE HOLT IS RIGHT ON THE MONEY

Where was the slightly overweight former tyre fitter, who looked like he finished every Norwich game with a pie and a pint? Of course, my perception of Holt had been off the mark – and maybe Arsenal's had as well. Manager Arsene Wenger got the...

 
MANCHESTER UNITED 2 - SWANSEA 0: SIR ALEX FERGUSON IS FACING NIGHTMARE DAY

MANCHESTER UNITED 2 - SWANSEA 0: SIR ALEX FERGUSON IS FACING NIGHTMARE DAY

Yes, they have taken the title race to the last day of the season, but there was more a sense of resignation than expectation at Old Trafford yesterday. The fans, like the players, know they need a miracle now. If their prayers could not be answered...

 
ASTON VILLA 1 - TOTTENHAM 1: VILLA STAY UP BUT SAFETY IS NOT ASSURED FOR ALEX MCLEISH

ASTON VILLA 1 - TOTTENHAM 1: VILLA STAY UP BUT SAFETY IS NOT ASSURED FOR ALEX MCLEISH

The point Villa chiselled out with their 17th draw of the season, coupled with a far superior goal difference to Bolton – the only one of the sides in the bottom three that can theoretically catch them – will keep them safe. But it did not stop fans...

 
MARK HUGHES HOLDING THE KEY

MARK HUGHES HOLDING THE KEY

Ferguson wants QPR boss Hughes to take ultimate revenge on Manchester City for sacking him by returning to the Etihad Stadium to wreck their title hopes. The two Manchester clubs will go into an intriguing final day of the season level on points, but...

 
MANCHESTER UNITED 2 - SWANSEA 0: SIR ALEX FERGUSON IS FACING NIGHTMARE DAY

MANCHESTER UNITED 2 - SWANSEA 0: SIR ALEX FERGUSON IS FACING NIGHTMARE DAY

Yes, they have taken the title race to the last day of the season, but there was more a sense of resignation than expectation at Old Trafford yesterday. The fans, like the players, know they need a miracle now. If their prayers could not be answered...

 
Home building should be easier, say MPs

Home building should be easier, say MPs

It should be easier for people to build their own homes in England to help the housing crisis, MPs have said. A Commons communities select committee report said 230,000 households were forming each year, but in 2011 only 110,000 new homes were built....

BBC, 00:44 in Business
 
'The world won't allow us to be a few steps behind'

'The world won't allow us to be a few steps behind'

Zhana Shalinova is proud of the 16 new jobs she has created in her start-up company that is only a month old. As she shows us round the smart offices in north-east Moscow, home to her online retail business, Lokata, young developers tap away rows of...

BBC, 00:44 in Business
 
US scientists who mean business

US scientists who mean business

Timothy Lu is an accidental businessman. Having studied medicine, he initially set out to do scientific research. But along the way he realised his ideas could better help people if he went beyond academia and entered the world of commerce. Now Mr Lu...

BBC, 00:44 in Business
 

Games to shut half of crown courts

Almost half of the courtrooms handling the most serious criminal cases in the capital will be closed down by the Olympics, according to official plans. Crown courts near key venues and travel hotspots will stop sitting or offer only a reduced service...

 
NEWCASTLE 0 - MANCHESTER CITY 2: YAYA TOURE CAN SAY TA-TA TO YEARS OF HURT

NEWCASTLE 0 - MANCHESTER CITY 2: YAYA TOURE CAN SAY TA-TA TO YEARS OF HURT

Toure scored the brace which looks almost certain to win Manchester City their first league title since 1968, when it was sealed on a mythical day on Tyneside. While Vincent Kompany was colossal at the centre of the defence, Toure will take the...

 
MARK HUGHES HOLDING THE KEY

MARK HUGHES HOLDING THE KEY

Ferguson wants QPR boss Hughes to take ultimate revenge on Manchester City for sacking him by returning to the Etihad Stadium to wreck their title hopes. The two Manchester clubs will go into an intriguing final day of the season level on points, but...

 


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