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Exclusive – Bradford FA Cup hero Stead: We’ve seen off Chelsea, now bring on Arsenal!

first_imgBradford FA Cup hero Jon Stead has told talkSPORT he is dreaming of taking on Arsenal in the fifth round.The League One minnows came from two goals behind to sensationally dump out Premier League leaders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday and Stead is now keen for a crack at their London rivals in the next stage of the competition.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, he said: “We look forward to the draw this evening and we’ll see who we pick up.“I would love to go away to Arsenal because I have never played at that stadium so that would be one for me to chalk up on a personal note.”Chelsea seemed to be coasting to victory against Bradford as they led 2-0 through Gary Cahill and Ramires with 40 minutes on the clock.But Stead’s goal just before the break sparked an amazing turnaround, with three further strikes in the second-half sealing a stunning 4-2 win for the Bantams.“It was an incredible day and it is still just sinking in really,” said the 31-year-old.“We haven’t just gone and nicked a scrappy goal in the last minute to come away with a result. We have gone and produced some great football, especially in the second half, and we caused them huge problems, which is a great credit to the boys.”last_img read more

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USA advance with Sweden win, Cameroon snatch dramatic last 16 spot

first_img0Shares0000Horan stabbed the Americans in front early on © AFP / DAMIEN MEYERLe Havre, France, Jun 20 – The United States made it a perfect three wins out of three at the Women’s World Cup on Thursday by beating Sweden 2-0 to top Group F, as Chile missed a late penalty to lose out on the knockout stages at the death.The Americans will continue their bid to defend their world title against Spain in Reims on Monday after a win that saw them make it 18 goals for the tournament and break the 24-year-old record for the number of goals scored in the group stage held by Norway. Lindsey Horan opened the scoring when she tapped home Samantha Mewis’ flick with two minutes on the clock, and Tobin Heath made sure of the points by firing past Hedvig Lindahl four minutes after the break.Heath’s strike somehow survived a VAR check from referee Anastasia Pustovoytova despite substitute Carli Lloyd looking to be offside in the build up.Sweden started with a team with seven changes from the side that beat Thailand 5-1 last time out and four players making their World Cup debut, and offered very little attacking threat.However their defeat means that they face Canada next in Paris on Monday and are in an easier side of the knockout draw from the States, who have hosts France, England and Norway as potential opponents further down the line.The only truly top draw side lined up for the Swedes is Germany, who they could meet in the quarter-finals if they beat Canada, who lost 2-1 to Group E winners the Netherlands earlier on Thursday.There was heartbreak for Chile meanwhile, who needed to beat Thailand by three goals in order to pip Nigeria into the knockouts.They were 2-0 up with five minutes left when they were awarded a penalty via VAR, only for Francisca Lara to crash her spot-kick off the bar and see her side knocked out. – Lionesses roar –Cameroon players celebrate after Ajara Nchout’s last-gasp goal saw them beat New Zealand to qualify for the last 16 of the women’s World Cup on Thursday © AFP / Pascal GUYOTJust 10 seconds of the allotted five minutes of added time remained in Montpellier when Nchout curled her team into the next round as one of the best third-placed teams after a slaloming run.Nchout, who plays club football in Norway, had earlier given Cameroon the lead in the 57th minute, controlling with her shoulder before slotting home.However, when Aurelle Awona sliced a Katie Bowen cross into her own net with 10 minutes left, it looked as though both teams were heading out.Instead, Nchout’s last-gasp goal means Cameroon go through as one of the best third-placed sides, while New Zealand return home without a point.The Netherlands will meet Japan in the last 16 after Lineth Beerensteyn turned in a Desiree van Lunteren cross in the 75th minute in Reims to seal their win over Canada and advance as Group E winners.Canada thought they had won a penalty inside two minutes in Reims only for French referee Stephanie Frappart to overturn her decision following a VAR review.The Dutch took the lead early in the second half when Anouk Dekker headed in from a free-kick, but Canada drew level soon after as Christine Sinclair converted at the back post from an inviting low cross by Ashley Lawrence.It was the veteran Sinclair’s 182nd goal for her country, leaving her just two shy of Abby Wambach’s international record with the United States, but wasn’t enough to beat their opponents to first place.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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