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Frank Lampard snubbed by Chelsea after reaching goalscoring landmark

Lampard snubbed by Chelsea as club refuse to
acknowledge record AND edit out glowing praise from Cech

By
Laurie Whitwell

PUBLISHED:

12:12 GMT, 14 January 2013

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UPDATED:

12:45 GMT, 14 January 2013

Frank Lampard has been dealt a remarkable snub by Chelsea after scoring the goal which took him outright second on the club’s all-time scoring list.

There is no mention of him moving to 194 goals to surpass Kerry Dixon on the official website and an interview in which Petr Cech praised the 34-year-old has been edited to cut out mention of the midfielder’s ‘loyalty’, ‘importance’, and being ‘as good as ever’.

Snubbed: Lampard moved into second place on Chelsea's all-time scoring list on Saturday

Snubbed: Lampard moved into second place on Chelsea's all-time scoring list on Saturday

An interview with Lampard is available
online but in it he refers mainly to the cold conditions at Stoke and
the team’s performance in the 4-0 victory.

Meanwhile, in a separate article, Cech is quoted as saying: ‘Frank had a very good game and could have added another of his trademark goals because he had two chances inside the box, and I think everybody had a fantastic game.

‘Frank may not start every game but if he plays he plays well with his quality and his experience.’

On his way: Lampard is set to leave Chelsea when his contract expires at the end of the season

On his way: Lampard is set to leave Chelsea when his contract expires at the end of the season

The goalkeeper’s further acclaim on Lampard, and his service to the club, from the same interview with reporters is omitted.

‘I have known him for a long time,’ Cech
also said. ‘He has been a fantastic player for the club. And, of
course, he has stayed for years at the same club. Bad times, good times –
mostly good times – but that shows the loyalty of the player.’

Cech added: ‘Is he as good as ever The team have changed, and so has his age, but he is still important.’

Sealed with a kiss: Chelsea beat Stoke 4-0 at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday

Sealed with a kiss: Chelsea beat Stoke 4-0 at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday

Mention was made of Lampard equalling Dixon with a goal at Southampton in an earlier piece, so this latest development seems even more peculiar. Rafael Benitez was equally muted in post-match discussions on the England midfielder's feat, preferring instead to praise Brazilian Ramires.

Lampard is eight goals behind all-time top scorer Bobby Tambling but will only have the rest of the season to try to catch him as Chelsea have made clear they will not offer him a new deal.

Schwartzel on course for successive victories after opening up 10-shot lead

Schwartzel on course for successive victories after opening up 10-shot lead

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UPDATED:

15:48 GMT, 15 December 2012

Out in front: Charl Schwartzel

Out in front: Charl Schwartzel

Charl Schwartzel, an 11-shot winner in Thailand last weekend, takes a 10-stroke lead into the final round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship in his native South Africa tomorrow.

But if the week is belonging to the 28-year-old from Johannesburg then the 192-yard 12th at Leopard Creek is compatriot Keith Horne's property – incredibly, he holed-in-one for the second day running.

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Sealed with a kiss: Keith Horne of is presented with a BMW after his second hole-in-one

'I just want to keep playing with no expectations. Tee it up, hit the ball down the fairway, hit it on the green, make the putt and see where it leads me.

'In the back of your mind you know what you want to achieve. We all want to win golf tournaments, but I can't be thinking about wanting to win because that's not how I'm actually going to win.

'I have to just stay right where I am and plod along. If I play the best I'll win – that's the way I see it.'

Caroline Wozniacki wins Korea Open

Wozniacki gets Korea back on track! Former No 1 wins first tour title of the year

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UPDATED:

11:00 GMT, 23 September 2012

Caroline Wozniacki earned her first WTA tour title of the season with a crushing victory over Estonia's Kaia Kanepi in the final of the Korea Open.

The top seed needed just an hour and two minutes to see off Kanepi 6-1 6-0, the Dane allowing her opponent just one hold of serve which came in the fifth game of the match.

Wozniacki had needed three sets to defeat Russia's Ekaterina Makarova in Saturday's semi-final, but there was no element of fatigue holding her back.

Sealed with a kiss: Caroline Wozniacki celebrates winning the Korea Open

Sealed with a kiss: Caroline Wozniacki celebrates winning the Korea Open

The world No 11 said: 'Yesterday was a very difficult match, but the final is the final, and you just do anything you can to win.

'Today I did well at turning defence to offence and offence to defence. That's actually a strength of mine.

'I'm very pleased with how everything turned out.'

Winning feeling: Wozniacki beat Kaia Kanepi of Estonia in the final

Winning feeling: Wozniacki beat Kaia Kanepi of Estonia in the final

The Seoul title marked the former world No 1's first tour triumph since August 2011 but she was eager to play down talk of a swift rise back up the rankings.

'I want to enjoy it and be positive so that's what I'm thinking about right now,' she added.

'I want to build up for the next season and hopefully my results this week will help me move forward and get back to playing my best.'

West Ham to sign Modibo Maiga

Maiga to make 5m switch to West Ham as Allardyce bolsters frontline

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UPDATED:

21:31 GMT, 13 July 2012

West Ham are close to a 5million move for Sochaux striker Modibo Maiga, 24, as revealed in Sportsmail.

The 24-year-old Mali forward almost joined Newcastle in January but the deal collapsed amid concerns over a knee problem.

Maiga is confident there will be no problems this time around and has also attracted interest from Stoke and Reading.

Sealed with a kiss: Modibo Maiga is heading for the Premier League

Sealed with a kiss: Modibo Maiga is heading for the Premier League

Diego Maradona sacked by Al Wasl

Maradona finally shown the door in Dubai as Al Wasl sack hapless manager

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UPDATED:

18:54 GMT, 10 July 2012

Diego Maradona has been sacked as manager of Al Wasl.

The Argentine legend has been at the Dubai-based club since 2011, but has struggled to make any impact on or off the field.

He was appointed following a stint as his country's manager during the World Cup in 2010.

More to follow…

Sealed with a kiss: Diego Maradona has been sacked by Al Wasl

Sealed with a kiss: Diego Maradona has been sacked by Al Wasl

Modibo Maiga set for West Ham

Hammers set to beat Stoke and Reading in race to sign Maiga

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UPDATED:

21:46 GMT, 9 July 2012

West Ham are close to a 4.5m deal for Sochaux striker Modibo Maiga.

They also want Sporting Gijon defender Alberto Botia as well as Tottenham's William Gallas and Porto's Abdoulaye Ba.

Sealed with a kiss: West Ham are in pole position to sign Maiga

Sealed with a kiss: West Ham are in pole position to sign Maiga

Maiga also has offers from Stoke and Reading.

Meanwhile, Fulham and the Royals are keen on Crystal Palace's Nathaniel Clyne.

Andre Villas-Boas should be Tottenham manager, says Carlo Cudicini

Spurs should go for Villas-Boas, says keeper Cudicini

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UPDATED:

00:23 GMT, 23 June 2012

Spurs goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini has welcomed the prospect of Andre Villas-Boas taking over at White Hart Lane.

The former Chelsea boss has been
linked with the vacant managerial position at Tottenham since Harry Redknapp
was sacked by chairman Daniel Levy earlier this month.

Support: Carlo Cudicini has backed AVB for Spurs

Support: Carlo Cudicini has backed AVB for Spurs

And Cudicini, who spent nine years at Stamford Bridge before the arrival of AVB, believes the chance to take the post at the North London club would be too good an opportunity to turn down for the former Porto coach.

'I think it would be good for him,' Italian Cudicini told Sky Sports Italia. 'I also think it would be a good opportunity for him to grow as a coach.

'Tottenham are a great team and he could learn a lot here.'

But the 38-year-old shot-stopper said AVB faced tough competition from former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez and ex-England head coach Fabio Capello to Spurs.

In the frame: Andre Villas-Boas

In the frame: Andre Villas-Boas

'(Rafa) Benitiez did very well in England as coach of Liverpool and he knows English football very well,' said Cudicini.

'However, it's obvious that many names have been brought up because Tottenham are one of the most important Premier League clubs.'

And Cudicini told Radio Kiss Kiss on Thursday: '(Fabio) Capello to Tottenham would make me very happy

'I played under him at AC Milan when I was young and he won so much with the senior team. He would bring experience and knowledge into the side.'

AVB would be good for Tottenham, says keeper Cudicini

Spurs should go for Villas-Boas, says keeper Cudicini

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UPDATED:

18:22 GMT, 22 June 2012

Spurs goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini has welcomed the prospect of Andre Villas-Boas taking over at White Hart Lane.

The former Chelsea boss has been
linked with the vacant managerial position at Tottenham since Harry Redknapp
was sacked by chairman Daniel Levy earlier this month.

Support: Carlo Cudicini has backed AVB for Spurs

Support: Carlo Cudicini has backed AVB for Spurs

And Cudicini, who spent nine years at Stamford Bridge before the arrival of AVB, believes the chance to take the post at the North London club would be too good an opportunity to turn down for the former Porto coach.

'I think it would be good for him,' Italian Cudicini told Sky Sports Italia. 'I also think it would be a good opportunity for him to grow as a coach.

'Tottenham are a great team and he could learn a lot here.'

But the 38-year-old shot-stopper said AVB faced tough competition from former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez and ex-England head coach Fabio Capello to Spurs.

In the frame: Andre Villas-Boas

In the frame: Andre Villas-Boas

'(Rafa) Benitiez did very well in England as coach of Liverpool and he knows English football very well,' said Cudicini.

'However, it's obvious that many names have been brought up because Tottenham are one of the most important Premier League clubs.'

And Cudicini told Radio Kiss Kiss on Thursday: '(Fabio) Capello to Tottenham would make me very happy

'I played under him at AC Milan when I was young and he won so much with the senior team. He would bring experience and knowledge into the side.'

Giro d"Italia: Domenico Pozzovivo wins stage eight

Pozzovivo climbs to glory to win stage eight of Giro but Hesjedal retains lead

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UPDATED:

17:08 GMT, 13 May 2012

Domenico Pozzovivo produced an inspired final climb to win stage eight of the Giro d'Italia at Lago Laceno.

The 29-year-old Colnago rider made a break with 6.8 kilometres remaining and powered uphill to the finish, reaching the line 23 seconds clear of nearest rival Benat Intxausti of the Movistar team.

Sealed with a kiss: Domenico Pozzovivo celebrates his win in the Giro

Sealed with a kiss: Domenico Pozzovivo celebrates his win in the Giro

Spaniard Intxausti was in turn four seconds ahead of his compatriot Joaquin Rodriguez, riding for Katusha, who claimed third place.

Canadian Ryder Hesjedal retained the pink jersey but now holds just a nine-second advantage over Rodriguez.

Out in front: Pozzovivo made a late break to climb all the way to glory

Out in front: Pozzovivo made a late break to climb all the way to glory

Madeira Islands Open: Live leaderboard

Madeira Islands Open: Keep up to date with the latest scores

The European Tour is at Santo da Serra this week for the Madeira Islands Open.

Michael Hoey took the title last year and you can keep track of all the latest scores right here.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LIVE LEADERBOARD

Sealed with a kiss: Michael Hoey celebrates last year's Madeira Islands win

Sealed with a kiss: Michael Hoey celebrates last year's Madeira Islands win