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Tanner continues one-man mission against Dundee

24/02/2018

Craig Tanner scored his fourth goal in as many games against Dundee this season with the winner as Motherwell won 1-0 in the Ladbrokes Premiership contest at Dens Park.Stephen Robinson’s side chalked up their third win at their favoured venue this season courtesy of Tanner’s decisive 33rd minute strike.It sets the Steelmen up perfectly for a week which sees them face Aberdeen in league action on Wednesday, before taking on Hearts in their William Hill Scottish Cup quarter-final next Sunday.Meanwhile, Neil McCann’s Dundee must lift themselves for the game at Celtic in midweek, after showing plenty of effort in this encounter but lacking a killer touch in front of goal. They drop to ninth in the table.Motherwell had won 2-0 here in the Scottish Cup a fortnight earlier, following a 1-0 league win at the same venue back in late October, so they arrived on Tayside in good fettle.But they faced a Dundee side buoyed by their last-gasp 2-1 victory away to Partick Thistle the previous weekend thanks to Simon Murray’s double.The hosts threatened first when Josh Meekings’ long throw-in was met by fellow defender Steven Caulker, whose header from close-range was comfortably held by visiting keeper Trevor Carson.Motherwell gradually began to find their feet and, midway through the first half, Chris Cadden’s cross picked out Curtis Main at the far post but his looping header did not seriously trouble Elliott Parish in the hosts goal.At the other end, Dundee midfielder Roarie Deacon’s corner was met by Sofien Moussa, only for the Tunisian striker to side-foot past the post from a matter of just a few yards.However, in the 33rd minuts Motherwell raced up the pitch and scored what proved to be the only goal of the game in simple fashion.Main’s low cross was perfect for Tanner, who arrived at the back post to calmly tap home from just a few yards.Dundee attempted to raise the pace after the break and within five minutes of the restart, Moussa knocked down Glen Kamara’s cross but centre-back Genseric Kusunga blasted high over the bar from 10 yards.There followed a period of pressure from McCann’s side which saw captain Cammy Kerr and Kamara both have shots blocked as the Motherwell defence fought hard to hold on to their narrow lead.With five minutes left, visiting skipper Carl McHugh came to the rescue by heading Deacon’s cross wide for a corner, with former England international Caulker breathing down his neck at the far post.

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Newcastle end winless streak away to Harlequins

24/02/2018

Sinoti Sinoti celebrated his new contract by scoring Newcastle’s fourth and final try in a 28-10 win over Harlequins, their first Aviva Premiership victory at the Stoop in almost 18 years.There was nothing to separate the sides at half-time as an early James Horwill try was cancelled out by Callum Chick at the other end.But shortly after the restart, Kyle Cooper and Chris Harris went over in quick succession for the visitors before Sinoti followed them over the whitewash, sealing a first league victory in south-west London for the first time since September 2000.An excellent touch-finder from Marcus Smith led to the game’s first try on seven minutes, Horwill barging over at the second time of asking following a good offload by Dave Ward, Smith converting.With 10 minutes on the clock, both sides were reduced to 10 men as the hosts’ James Chisholm and Falcons’ Nili Latu were sent to the sin-bin, with the number eights involved in an off-the-ball altercation.Newcastle then dominated possession in and around Harlequins’ five-metre line but despite several attempts to barge over, the home side held firm.The visitors were fortunate not to fall further behind on 22 minutes when Smith sent a 30-metre penalty in front of the posts wide.But after Harlequins hooker Joe Gray was sin-binned for collapsing a maul, Newcastle were level as Chick inched over the line following a sixth Falcons line-out, Flood converting.It was Vereniki Goneva’s turn to be held up over the line as Newcastle pressed again but despite being reduced to 14 men once more when Alofa Alofa was sent to the bin following a number of Harlequins infringements, the home side survived.Despite being a man down, the hosts started the second half on the front foot and Smith put the hosts back ahead with a penalty from 30m in front of the posts.But Falcons were not behind for long and after Simon Hammersley was held up over the line following a fine Josh Matavesi break, Cooper barrelled his way over.Flood converted to put Newcastle 14-10 ahead with 30 minutes remaining and moments later the visitors were further ahead as Harris brushed off Luke Wallace to dot down.Veteran fly-half Flood once again added the extras before being replaced by Joel Hodgson, who made no mistake with his conversion on 66 minutes after Sinoti beat Chisholm one-on-one on the left wing to wrap up Falcons’ bonus point.

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Bath sink Sale at the death

24/02/2018

Zach Mercer’s late try and a nerveless conversion from James Wilson clinched a 33-32 home victory for Bath against Sale.

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Neymar passed fit to face Marseille

24/02/2018

Neymar handed Paris St Germain a huge boost on the eve of Sunday’s French league Classique against Marseille when he returned to full training after sickness.

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