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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ARSENAL 2 Wigan 1

JOSE ANTONIO REYES could be in line for a shock return after Real Madrid refused to meet the Gunners' asking price. The Spaniards are unwilling to pay [pounds sterling]20m to buy on-loan Reyes permanently.

STAR MAN: TOMAS ROSICKY

BARNET 1 Accrington Stanley 2

BOSS Paul Fairclough, after two more red cards, said: "That's 13 against us and what does that say? I am not blaming referees. You can't be unlucky 13 times. We have to look at our discipline."

STAR MAN: ADAM BIRCHALL

BRENTFORD 1 Brighton 0

KEEPER Nathan Abbey, who was struck by a coin at Brighton, said: "I was hit by a coin, but I don't want to make an issue of it. I wasn't cut - I just wanted to point it out to the referee."

STAR MAN: JO KUFFOUR

Manchester United 2 CHARLTON 0

ALAN PARDEW is hoping a sunshine break will allow his influence on the team to grow. He said: "We're going to Spain and that will give me a chance to get more of my views across."

STAR MAN: DENNIS ROMMEDAHL

CHELSEA 3 Middlesbrough 0

CHELSEA are reportedly looking for sites in west London to build a 55,000-capacity stadium. Earls Court Exhibition Centre is the front runner, with the estimated cost set at [pounds sterling]400m.

STAR MAN: DIDIER DROGBA

Leeds 2 CRYSTAL PALACE 1

GOALSCORING defender Leon Cort said: "We could have got something from the game but it was just one of those days and we'll try to get back on track on Saturday."

STAR MAN: CARL FLETCHER

Bolton 2 FULHAM 1

CHRIS COLEMAN will give his defenders a hard week in training.

The Fulham boss said: "The way we conceded the goals was hard to take - we reacted too slowly."

STAR MAN: PAPA BOUBA DIOP

GILLINGHAM 1 Bradford 0

GILLS manager Ronnie Jepson is not getting too excited over their outside hopes of reaching the playoffs-"If we start making silly predictions, we'll end up with egg on our faces," he said.

STAR MAN: LEON JOHNSON

Bournemouth 5 LEYTON ORIENT 0

MANAGER Martin Ling said: "Five goals in the back of our net, three injuries sustained and a suspension too - it was an absolute nightmare of a day for Leyton Orient, myself and the players. …

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