Nixon Puts Away Two

Author: 
Marc Purcell
Date Published: 
1998-11-23
Source: 
TTFOL

Send a message to Rome: "Jerren Nixon is coming!" Nixon who has not been having a great season so far in Switzerland, put away two goals in a 2-1 win for FC Zurich over Young Boys.

Young Boys opened the scoring in the 73rd minute and looked certain to pull off the win. That was until Nixon went nuts. Goals in the 82nd and 85th minutes pushed Zurich into third place with just one point separating them from cross town rivals Grasshoppers for second place.

Nixon and Zurich face a tougher challenge when they travel to Rome's Stadio Olympico to face Italian giants Roma in UEFA cup action on Tuesday. This is there most difficult challenge to date after getting pass Glasgow Celtic in the previous round.

Yorke and Man U drop game.

Talk about the wrong time to loose one. With league leaders Aston Villa loosing to Liverpool Manchester United had a great chance to move further up the Premiership table. However, they dropped a 3-1 decision to Sheffield Wednesday. Wednesday will-to-win was evident when they went ahead 1-0 after the 14th minute.

However, Yorke together with strike partner Andy Cole leveled the score in the 29th minute. Wednesday sealed the game with two goals in the second half.

The lost is of concern to Alex Fergusion the Manchester United manager. The "Red Devils" will face Spanish giants Barcelona at the Neu Camp in European Champions League on Wednesday. A win should seal a quarter final appearance for United as they lead Group D. They will be scoreboard watching as Bayern Munich will face Brody in the other encounter.

In the shooting range....

Shaka Hislop and West Ham continue there march up the Premiership table. Hislop had to make only one good save in there encounter with Derby County. West Ham won the game 2-0. They moved into sixth place.

In the English first division action Clint Marcelle and Barnsley defeated league leaders Sunderland 3-2. Marcelle came on in the 18th minute.

In Scotland, Russell Latapy was sent off for his second bookable offense when Hibernian tied Hamilton 2-2. With the result Hibernian loose ground to Ayr United in the race for promotion. However, Hibernian have one game in hand to make up ground. They are scheduled to play tomorrow versus St. Mirren to recover the game that was postponed last week.

Finally a little housekeeping. Look for a site update on Wednesday as there will be no end of week update on Friday.