Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

LondonCalling Keep Up with the Latest News on All Your Favourite Football Clubs. Every Day

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

LondonCalling Keep Up with the Latest News on All Your Favourite Football Clubs. Every Day

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Middlesbrough 1 ARSENAL 1 Torquay 1 BARNET 1 ARSENAL are reportedly poised to snap up French teenager Gilles Sanu. The Chateauroux striker is expected to sign for the Gunners as soon as he celebrates his 16th birthday in March.

STAR MAN: THIERRY HENRY

MANAGER Paul Fairclough said: "I didn't think Torquay were worth their lead and I couldn't see how they were going to open us up from open play."It wasn't entertaining or spectacular."

STAR MAN: BARRY COGAN

Blackpool 1 BRENTFORD 3 MANAGER Scott Fitzgerald said: "It is great to be off the bottom for a change and this will give everyone the confidence to really get out of trouble."I am convinced we can escape the drop."

STAR MAN: JO KUFFOUR

CHARLTON 0 Chelsea 1 ALAN PARDEW is relying on his returning stars Darren Bent and Andy Reid to help save his side. But the Addicks boss added: "The commitment and spirit showed was immense."

STAR MAN: SCOTT CARSON

Charlton 0 CHELSEA 1 JOHN OBI MIKEL has withdrawn from Nigeria's squad for their clash against Ghana with a muscle injury.

The Chelsea midfielder is also expected to miss Saturday's match with Middlesbrough.

STAR MAN: FRANK LAMPARD

CRYSTAL PALACE 2 Ipswich 0 PAUL IFILL. after his new side's win over Ipswich at Selhurst Park, said: "At the start of the season, I told myself I'd get my hair cut properly when I scored. It's been a long time coming."

STAR MAN: PAUL IFILL

FULHAM 2 Newcastle 1 FULHAM manager Chris Coleman hailed Brian McBride after he scored again on Saturday.

Coleman said: "Even when he is not scoring his level of performance is the same."

STAR MAN: BRIAN McBRIDE

Huddersfield 3 GILLINGHAM 1 RONNIE JEPSON is still reeling from his side's poor display.

He said: "I'm disappointed with the inconsistency and you can't start games the way we did this one."

STAR MAN: MATT JARVIS

LEYTON ORIENT 2 Port Vale 1 STRIKER Jabo Ibehre said: "You can always count on Matt Lockwood - he's a legend and I love the guy. When you need someone to do something magic he always does."

STAR MAN: MATT LOCKWOOD

Leicester 1 LUTON 1 MIKE NEWELL is confident his players' battling spirit will help them win their relegation fight. …

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