LITESPORT 34 Thursday, 17 September 2009 London Lite Ill be the creative spark says fit-again Rosicky by neal collins Inbrief Euell have to do better than that lCHRIS HUGHTON told his Newcastle flops: improve or face the chop after the Toon Army crashed to their first defeat of the season at Blackpool last night. Andy Carroll put Newcastle ahead, but goals from Brett Ormerod and Jason Euell turned the game on its head. Interim boss Hughton said: I am bitterly disappointed, Blackpool were better than us in every department. Ade: Im not a violent Manu lEMMANUEL ADEBAYOR maintains he did not intend to act in a violent manner, even though he will be handed a three-match ban this morning for his stamp on Robin van Persie. Manchester City announce that both the club and Emmanuel Adebayor have reluctantly accepted the violent conduct charge laid by the Football Association in the wake of the victory over Arsenal, read a club statement. Warnock shrugs off transfer ban lCRYSTAL PALACE have been hit by a transfer embargo for the second time this season. The latest sanction is reportedly over money still owed to Ipswich from the purchase of striker Alan Lee last summer. Boss Neil Warnock said: Im aware of the situation and we will get around it. Im sure it will be lifted in the next couple of weeks and its just a case of getting on with it -- but Im still very positive. Conference call is answered lTHE Premier League have made a one-off payment of 1m to the Football Conference to soften the blow of the loss of their Setanta contract. The Conference were two years into a five-year deal worth 2.5m when Setanta closed. Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore said: Clubs discussed the current financial difficulties facing their counterparts and were happy to be in the position to help them out. Fowler scoring like Fury again lROBBIE FOWLER has become hot property in Australia after scoring four goals for North Queensland Fury -- with his last three voted A-League goal of the week. But Fury owner Don Matheson insists he will not contemplate letting go of the 34-year-old former Liverpool striker. He said: Ive no doubt well get requests but to those guys, I say, dont waste your time! You cant buy what Robbie has. ARSENES CZECH STANDARD LIEGE .... 2 ARSENAL................. 3 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, GROUP H Euro masters nearly Kop one from the minnows Dirky dancer: Kuyt waltzes into the area to score MASTERS of Champions League football, Liverpool, were made to look anything but by new boys Debrecen of Hungary. After much huffing and puffing their blushes were saved when Dirk Kuyt stabbed home the only goal just before the break. But in the final stages, Debrecen were close to embarrassing Liverpool. Madjid Bougherra hailed his goal against Stuttgart as the most important of his career, after rescuing a point for Rangers in their Champions League group G opener. He made the most of playing on the big stage for the first time with a superb strike to cancel out Pavel Pogrebnyaks opener. It was beautiful to do it in the Champions League. We got a point because of my goal, so that is fantastic, he said. Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola was proud of his sides performance against Jose Mourinhos Inter Milan even though the Champions League holders could not turn their dominance into goals. Barca bossed the game throughout and created by far the better chances of the two sides at the San Siro, but they had to settle for a goalless draw. Elsewhere, Dynamo Kiev strolled past group F whipping boys Rubin Kazan 3-1, Lyon beat Fiorentina 1-0 to share top spot with Liverpool in group E, Seville won 1-0 against Urziceni in Rangers group and Olympiacos won by the same score against AZ to share the lead with Arsenal in group H. LIVERPOOL .................. 1 DEBRECHEN .................0 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, GROUP E TOMAS ROSICKY believes he will pro- videthecreativecoginArseneWengers long-awaited revival. As the Gunners seek to end their four- year trophy drought, Rosicky bubbled: I am fired up to win a trophy. I can give the boss another creative option. The Czech midfielder made his first start in 20 months as Arsenal recovered from two early set-backs to beat Stand- ard Liege 3-2 at a noisy Stade Maurice Dufrasne. Centre-backEliaquimMangalascored after just two minutes and the Belgians -- beaten 7-0 the last time the two sides men 16 years ago -- were going bonkers three minutes later when Milan Jovanovic went over William Gallass leg with all the style of an Eduardo. The Serbian promptly got up to stick home the penalty and the travelling Gooners were reeling at 2-0. It wasnt the best opening five minutes for goalkeeper Vito Mannone, making his Champions League debut, but Arse- nalsteadiedand--withRosickyoffering more than much-hyped Cesc Fabregas -- came bustling back. Nicklas Bendtner got a vital goal just before half-time, superhero Thomas Vermaelen added a scrappy second in frontof hiscountrymenbeforeEduardo, who might have been banned had UEFA not had second thoughts, kneed home the winner after 81 nervy minutes. Rosicky had already gone off by then, with 70 minutes under his belt. But he looked back to something like his best after months of persistent hamstring and knee problems. Now the 28-year-old believes he can play a major part in securing the clubs first silverware since 2005. He said: I got a great reception from the fans. If you are so long out like I was, it is very frustrating. But that is behind me already. The boss has another option with me in the creative part of the game. Offen- sively we are very strong and I can help with that. I have to take things step by step. I played an hour for the national team, then 30 minutes at Manchester City and now 70 minutes. I have to improve in fitness to be back where I was before and I still have a lot of work to do. Last nights win followed back-to-back Premier League defeats against Man- chesterUnitedandCity,andbossArsene Wengersaid:Whenyoureatabigclub, you cannot afford to have too many defeats on the trot. After being 2-0 down, this will strengthen belief in the group. 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