City barely had a touch in their opponents’ half before going behind inside five minutes. Marquis strode into the Imps box and as the defence backed off, he curled a shot inside Alex Palmer’s left-hand post.TJ Eyoma had to be alert to nick the ball off Marquis’ toe as the striker sensed a second goal a minute later, before Adam Jackson blocked Tom Naylor’s goal-bound shot.Curtis fired an effort narrowly over early in the second half, before Marquis headed in his second goal of the evening in the 50th minute, nodding Marcus Harness’ delightful cross past the despairing dive of Palmer.- Advertisement – John Marquis scored twice as away-day specialists Portsmouth earned a fifth successive win on the road with a 3-1 victory at Lincoln.The former Doncaster striker scored either side of the break, with Ronan Curtis adding a third, as Tom Hopper grabbed a consolation for the Imps, who were well beaten at Sincil Bank.- Advertisement – Palmer had to be strong to keep out Ryan Williams’ drive a minute later, before Harness’ eight-yard effort was deflected narrowly wide.Curtis had an effort superbly saved by Palmer, but then followed up to roll in Portsmouth’s third just past the hour mark.Palmer brilliantly denied Williams, but City pulled a goal back after 72 minutes when Hopper headed in substitute Harry Anderson’s cross.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Chelsea are eyeing up a January move for out-of-favour Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez, according to reports.Blues boss Maurizio Sarri is a long-standing admirer of the Spaniard and tried desperately to sign him for Napoli without success. Latest Transfer News But now he could finally get his man, with Suarez reportedly looking to leave the Nou Camp when the winter window opens.The 24-year-old has made just one appearance this season under Barca boss Ernesto Valverde – a Copa del Rey victory at Cultural Leonesa.He had previously played 63 times for the Nou Camp giants, bagging six goals and ten assists after moving from Manchester City in 2013. Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star LIVING THE DREAM REVEALED moving on LATEST 1 IN DEMAND Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ RANKED targets Denis Suarez has struggled to break into the Barcelona team under Ernesto Valverde Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January And according to Spanish publication Marca, Suarez has accepted he needs to move to further his career and Chelsea are one of several clubs eager to bring him in.Sarri’s former club Napoli and Valencia have also expressed interest in the midfielder, Marca claims.A potential move to Stamford Bridge would come as bad news for England midfielders Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who already face fierce competition for places.