London Lite Monday, 14 September 2009 45 T ARSENAL P4 W2 D0 L2 Pts6 TOMAS ROSICKY is unlikely to start against Standard Liege on Wednesday as he is still struggling for match-fitness. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Wed St Liege (CL GRP, a) Sat Wigan (h) Sep 22 WBA (CC R3, h) 26 Fulham (a) 29 Olymiakos (CL GRP, h) CHELSEA P5 W5 D0 L0 Pts15 FRANK LAMPARD insists he is not obsessed about the Champions League. He said: I wouldnt say Id feel incomplete if I never won it. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Porto (CL GRP, h) Sun Tottenham (h) Sep 23 QPR (CC R3, h) 26 Wigan (a) 30 Nicosia (CL GRP, a) FULHAM P4 W2 D0 L2 Pts6 THE win over Everton has got Danny Murphy smiling. He said: It gives us a bit of breathing space and we can look forward with confidence instead of thinking we need a win. NEXT FIVE GAMES:WedCSKASofia (ELGrp,a)SunWolves(a)Sep23ManCity (CCR3,a)26Arsenal(h)Oct1Basle(ELGrp,h) TOTTENHAM P5 W4 D0 L1 Pts12 ASSISTANT boss Kevin Bond said after the defeat to Man United: We didnt get our game going, They punished us. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sun Chelsea (a) Sep23 Preston (CC R3, a) 26 Burnley (h) Oct 3 Bolton (a) 17 Portsmouth (a) WEST HAM P4 W1 D1 L2 Pts4 GIANFRANCO ZOLA plans to ease Alessandro Diamanti into his team, saying: He has got quality and he will be an asset to us. He just needs time to get used to the pace of the Premier. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Liverpool (h) Sep 22 Bolton (CC R3, a) 28 Man City (a) Oct 4 Fulham (h) 17 Stoke (a). CHAMPIONSHIP CRYSTAL PALACE P6 W1 D2 L3 Pts5 NEIL WARNOCK is likely to ring the changes for the trip to QPR after calling the 4-0 defeat to Scunthorpe the most embarrassing result of my career. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom 15 QPR (a) Sat Derby (h) Sep 26 WBA (a) 29 Sheff Wed (h) Oct 3 Blackpool (h) QPR P6 W1 D4 L1 Pts7 BEN WATSON has revealed he joined QPR on loan despite interest from a Premier League outfit. He said: There was very late interest from a Premier club, but I had given my word here. NEXT FIVE GAMES:TomCrystalPalace (h)SatCardiff(a)Sep 23Chelsea(CCR3,a) 26Barnsley(h)30Newcastle(a) READING P6 W1 D3 L2 Pts6 BRENDAN RODGERS insists his side are slowly starting to gel. He said: The things we do in training are starting to emerge in our play. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Wed Cardiff (h) Sat Peterborough (a) Sep 26 Watford (h) 29 Preston (a) Oct 3 Middlesbrough (h) WATFORD P6 W2 D3 L1 Pts9 BOSS Malky Mackay paid tribute to his young defence after the win against Barnsley. With five of the youngsters on show coming through the ranks, Mackay said: it speaks volumes for the character they showed. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Plymouth (a) Sat Leicester (h) Sep 26 Reading (a) 29 Coventry (h) Oct 3 Cardiff (a) LEAGUE ONE BRENTFORD P7 W2 D4 L1 Pts10 BOSS Andy Scott insists: If youd said wed have ten points after seven games we would have been delighted. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Bristol R (h) Sep 26 Yeovil (a) 29 Southend (h) Oct 3 Swindon (h) 9 Hartlepool (a) CHARLTON P7 W6 D1 L0 Pts19 PHIL PARKINSON insists he has still not received an offer from Gillingham for striker Chris Dickson (right). He said: Its not my job to ring Gillingham. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Norwich (a) Sep 26 Exeter (h) 29 Colchester (a) Oct 3 Leeds (a) 6 Barnet (h) GILLINGHAM P7 W3 D1 L3 Pts10 MARK STIMSON believes Curtis Weston, 24, could play at a higher level after starring in the 2-0 win over former club Millwall. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Leeds (a) Sep 26 Norwich (h), Oct 3 Southampton (a) 6 Norwich (JPT R2, h) 10 Wycombe (h) LEYTON ORIENT P7 W1 D3 L3 Pts6 GERAINT WILLIAMS regrets not picking up their first home win of the season as they were held 1-1 by new boys Exeter. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Stockport (a) Sep 26 Millwall (h) 29 Norwich (a) Oct 3 Wycombe (a) 6 Brighton (JPT R2, h) MILLWALL P7 W1 D4 L2 Pts7 KENNY JACKETTS injury list is growing by the week as new loan signing James Henry picked up a hamstring injury in the 2-0 defeat at Gillingham. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Huddersfield (h) Sep 26 Orient (a) 29 Yeovil (h) Oct 3 Tranmere (h) 10 Swindon (a) SOUTHEND P7 W1 D5 L1 Pts8 MICHAEL NGOO, 16, has completed a move to Liverpool in a deal that could see the Shrimpers receiving more than 250,000. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Brighton (a) Sep 26 Oldham (h) 29 Brentford (a) Oct 3 Stockport (a) 6 MK Dons (JPT R2,a) WYCOMBE P7 W1 D2 L4 Pts5 PETER TAYLOR has demanded his side cut out the defensive mistakes. Im amazed we are not alert enough on set pieces, said the manager. LONDON CALLING Yourclub-by-clubguidetoalltheteamsinandaroundthe capital.Keepupwiththelatestnewsonyourclubeveryday PREMIER LEAGUE P W D L F A PTS CHELSEA 5 5 0 0 12 3 15 MANUTD 5 4 0 1 11 3 12 MANCITY 4 4 0 0 8 2 12 TOTTENHAM 5 4 0 1 12 7 12 LIVERPOOL 5 3 0 2 13 7 9 ASTONVILLA 4 3 0 1 6 3 9 SUNDERLAND 5 3 0 2 8 6 9 STOKE 5 2 1 2 4 6 7 ARSENAL 4 2 0 2 13 8 6 FULHAM 4 2 0 2 3 5 6 WIGAN 5 2 0 3 4 8 6 BURNLEY 5 2 0 3 2 9 6 WESTHAM 4 1 1 2 3 3 4 BLACKBURN 4 1 1 2 4 5 4 BIRMINGHAM 5 1 1 3 2 4 4 WOLVES 5 1 1 3 3 7 4 HULL 5 1 1 3 5 12 4 BOLTON 4 1 0 3 5 7 3 EVERTON 4 1 0 3 4 10 3 PORTSMOUTH 5 0 0 5 3 10 0 CHAMPIONSHIP P W D L F A PTS NEWCASTLE 6 5 1 0 9 1 16 WESTBROM 6 4 2 0 12 6 14 MIDDLESBRO 6 4 1 1 11 3 13 PRESTON 6 3 3 0 11 4 12 SHEFFUTD 6 3 3 0 9 4 12 LEICESTER 6 3 2 1 6 4 11 BRISTOLCITY 6 3 2 1 7 7 11 CARDIFF 6 3 1 2 11 5 10 SHEFFWED 6 2 3 1 11 6 9 WATFORD 6 2 3 1 9 8 9 COVENTRY 6 2 2 2 5 6 8 BLACKPOOL 6 1 4 1 8 6 7 QPR 6 1 4 1 5 5 7 DONCASTER 6 1 4 1 4 4 7 DERBY 6 2 1 3 8 9 7 NOTTMFOREST 6 1 3 2 7 9 6 READING 6 1 3 2 4 7 6 SCUNTHORPE 6 2 0 4 7 13 6 CRYSTALPALACE6 1 2 3 5 10 5 SWANSEA 6 1 2 3 3 8 5 PETERBOROUGH 6 0 3 3 6 10 3 PLYMOUTH 6 0 2 4 6 13 2 IPSWICH 6 0 2 4 4 11 2 BARNSLEY 6 0 1 5 3 12 LEAGUE ONE P W D L F A PTS CHARLTON 7 6 1 0 16 4 19 LEEDS 7 6 1 0 12 3 19 BRISTOLROVERS 7 5 0 2 10 5 15 HUDDERSFIELD 7 4 2 1 17 8 14 SWINDON 7 3 3 1 7 9 12 COLCHESTER 7 3 2 2 14 8 11 MKDONS 6 3 2 1 7 5 11 GILLINGHAM 7 3 1 3 13 7 10 BRENTFORD 7 2 4 1 7 6 10 WALSALL 7 2 3 2 7 8 9 SOUTHEND 7 1 5 1 9 7 8 CARLISLE 7 2 2 3 8 9 8 HARTLEPOOL 7 2 2 3 6 7 8 NORWICH 6 2 2 2 10 12 8 BRIGHTON 7 2 2 3 7 13 8 MILLWALL 7 1 4 2 4 6 7 YEOVIL 7 1 3 3 10 11 6 STOCKPORT 7 1 3 3 8 11 6 LEYTONORIENT 7 1 3 3 10 14 6 EXETER 7 1 3 3 6 10 6 OLDHAM 7 1 3 3 5 10 6 WYCOMBE 7 1 2 4 8 13 5 TRANMERE 7 1 0 6 6 18 3 SOUTHAMPTON 7 0 5 2 5 8 -5 LEAGUE TWO P W D L F A PTS BOURNEMOUTH 7 6 0 1 11 4 18 DAG&RED 7 5 1 1 18 9 16 ROTHERHAM 7 5 1 1 11 5 16 BARNET 7 4 2 1 10 5 14 NOTTSCOUNTY 7 4 1 2 19 6 13 CREWE 7 4 0 3 9 6 12 CHELTENHAM 7 3 3 1 11 9 12 ALDERSHOT 7 3 2 2 11 8 11 ROCHDALE 7 3 2 2 11 8 11 BURTONALBION 7 3 2 2 13 11 11 SHREWSBURY 7 3 2 2 12 12 11 BRADFORD 7 3 2 2 10 13 11 PORTVALE 7 2 4 1 9 6 10 LINCOLNCITY 7 3 0 4 7 9 9 ACCSTANLEY 7 3 0 4 7 11 9 CHESTERFIELD 7 2 2 3 7 10 8 NORTHAMPTON 7 2 1 4 10 12 7 TORQUAY 7 2 0 5 9 12 6 MACCLESFIELD 7 1 3 3 7 12 6 BURY 7 2 0 5 4 11 6 GRIMSBY 7 2 0 5 5 14 6 MORECAMBE 7 0 5 2 10 15 5 HEREFORD 7 0 4 3 8 12 4 DARLINGTON 7 0 1 6 3 12 1 Southampton deducted 10pts for administration LITE&BITTER Gotanaxetogrind?Doithere... RE ADEBAYOR (L&B 13/09) there was another ex-Arsenal player in the City line up on Saturday. He neither felt the need to stamp on one of his ex colleagues or incite crowd trouble. But then Kolo Toure was always a professional who gave his all for the club. Macca RE ADEBAYOR (L&B 13/09) big test for the FA today. Will they be up to it? Hammerman RE ADEBAYOR (L&B 13/09) if its a two-match ban for diving, how many for GBH and incitement? Red Devil RE ADEBAYOR (L&B 13/09) once Adebayor is banned, how about the Van Persie challenge? Steve, Wood Green RE ADEBAYOR (L&B 13/09) I dont know what I did wrong. Yep! JYP To be considered for publication, texts must be submitted with name and address or postcode. Please restrict messages to 25 WORDS. Thanks. >>Text TELLUS to 65800 followed by a space and your messageEach text costs 50p plus standard network charges >>Text LL RANT to 65400 Terms apply. See thisislondon.co.uk/lite NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat MK Dons (h) Sep 26 Swindon (a) 29 Tranmere (h) Oct 3 Orient (h) 10 Gillingham (a) LEAGUE TWO BARNET P7 W4 D2 L1 Pts14 ALBERT JARRETT has signed a new two-year deal. Ian Hendon said: Ive been more than pleased with what I have seen. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Bradford City (h) Sep 26 Rotherham (a) 29 Dag & Red (h) Oct 3 Grimsby (h) 6 Charlton (JPT R2, a) DAG & RED P7 W5 D1 L1 Pts16 TERRY HARRIS admits the Daggers coaching staff cant take credit for Paul Bensons weekend wonder strike. I would like to say weve been working on that in training, but its just great technique, said the assistant boss. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Burton (a) Sep 26 Morecambe (h) 29 Barnet (a) Oct 3 Hereford (a) 10 Darlington (h) Fixtures are subject to change You cant change Lewis LITESPORT DRIVERS CHSHIP 1. JENSONBUTTON(GB)BRAWN 80PTS 2. RUBENSBARRICHELLO(BRZ)BRAWN 66 3. SEBASTIANVETTEL(GER)REDBULL 54 4. MARKWEBBER(AUS)REDBULL 51.5 5. KIMIRAIKKONEN(FIN)FERRARI 40 6. NICOROSBERG(GER)WILLIAMS 30.5 7. LEWISHAMILTON(GB)MCLAREN 27 8. JARNOTRULLI(ITA)TOYOTA 22.5 9. FELIPEMASSA(BRZ)FERRARI 22 10. TIMOGLOCK(GER)TOYOTA 20 = HEIKKIKOVALAINEN(FIN)MCLAREN 20 CONSTRUCTORS 1. BRAWNBP 146PTS 2. REDBULL 105.5 3. FERRARI 62 4. MCLAREN 47 5. TOYOTA 38.5 Hamiltons forgiven as Button lead is cut again BY NEAL COLLINS McLAREN boss Martin Whit- marsh insists we wouldnt wantLewisHamiltonanyother way after his last-lap crash at Monza. Starting the Italian Grand Prix from pole position, Hamilton was third behind Brawn duo Rubens Barrichello and Jen- son Button because of his teams two-stop strategy. Withhalf alapleft,Ham- ilton spun heavily into a tyre- wall and out of the race. Whitmarsh said: Theres no pointmydenyingwedexpected to achieve a lot more here than a sixth place (from Heikki Kovalainen) and a DNF. Thankfully Lewis walked awayunharmedfromwhatwas a pretty big shunt. He pushed just a fraction too hard. But thats the nature of a driver like Lewis, and there arent many like him. Lewis is very definitely a racer, and we wouldnt want him any other way. Barrichello went on to win the race from Button, closing the gap at the top of the table to 14 points. With Singapore next on 27 September, Button insists: Rubens is going to be tough to beat for the rest of the year, I know that. But Im up for the challenge and Im very excited about it. I go to Singapore feeling positive, and I go there looking for a victory. Barrichello said: We are very competitive, both of us, and we just have to go for it. 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