Pakistan omit Salman, Shafique and Ghulam for first Test against Proteas

Misbah-ul-Haq says Pakistan are raring to go for the Test series against South Africa naming a 17-man squad.

Livingston cup hero Scott Robinson urges SFA to approve David Martindale as boss admits: 'I don’t expect results to help in fit and proper quest'

David Martindale does not believe the feat of leading Livingston into the final of the Betfred Cup will enhance his chances of being approved by the SFA.

Wolves forward Willian Jose sets his sights on top eight despite wait for debut

New Wolves signing Willian Jose is eager to get scoring but isn't yet in England and is waiting on paperwork

Michael Owen identifies "the difference" between Man Utd and Liverpool at the moment

Man Utd got the better of Liverpool in the fourth round of the FA Cup as their excellent run of form continued with Michael Owen pinpointing the difference between the sides

Bruno Fernandes provides knockout blow as Manchester United edge Liverpool in FA Cup thriller

Just when you thought Bruno Fernandes could do no more to endear himself to Manchester United's supporters, he scores a stunning late free-kick after coming on as a substitute, settles3 a thrilling FA Cup fourth-round tie and - most importantly of all - knocks out Liverpool. The first anniversary of Fernandes’ Old Trafford arrival falls this Thursday. The transformative effect he has had on United over the past 12 months is almost beyond measure...

Rafa Benitez and Celtic latest as Neil Lennon decision stands in the way of potential move

The former Liverpool boss has been heavily linked with the manager's job at Parkhead after leaving Chinese Super League outfit Dalian Pro at the weekend.

Koeman praises De Jong as Barca show attacking improvement

Frenkie de Jong scored for the third time in six games for Barcelona in Sunday's 2-0 win over Elche and earned plaudits from Ronald Koeman.

Lange masterclass: Aston Villa struck transfer gold with £27m-rated "real difference" - opinion

Aston Villa star Ollie Watkins has been a transfer revelation for Dean Smith's side in the Premier League this season.

Sri Lanka vs England: Joe Root puts on batting masterclass before late dismissal

"Do you have a spare?" Niroshan Dickwella asked Joe Root of his bats during the morning session. Sri Lanka's wicketkeeper enjoys a natter: he once used Google Translate to learn some Urdu to distract Pakistan's batsmen during a series a few years ago. But as the England captain went on through to the close of day three for 186, a mischievous attempt to break concentration might have desired a serious answer. Any piece of Root is worth a hell of...

Guardiola 'pretty sure' Eric Garcia will leave Manchester City

Eric Garcia has long been linked to Barcelona and Pep Guardiola has seemingly given up hope of keeping him at Manchester City.

Get him in: Moyes must urge £7.2m-rated titan with “crazy” goalscoring record into West Ham move

David Moyes should urge West Ham United to complete a January transfer for AS Roma striker Edin Dzeko to solve his search for Sebastien Haller’s replacement.

'Longest five minutes of my life' - David Martindale references time in prison as he inspires Livingston to Betfred Cup final place

With Livingston making heavy weather of seeing out the five minutes added on by referee David Munro, manager David Martindale turned to his coaches and substitutes gathered behind him, and shouted: “It feels like fifty!”

Daytona 24: Nasr/Derani overcome grid penalty to win qualifying race

Overcoming a grid penalty for being underweight, Felipe Nasr and Pipo Derani landed pole for next weekend's IMSA SportsCar Daytona 24 Hours at Daytona in their Action Express Cadillac

Khabib Nurmagomedov hints Dustin Poirier has not met rematch condition

Dustin Poirer delivered a huge upset to beat Conor McGregor at UFC 257 and put himself in line for a world title fight, but Khabib Nurmagomedov has supposedly played down any talk of a return to the Octagon

"He'd fit Villa" - Pundit Exclusive: Dean Smith should swoop for £9m-rated "prolific goalscorer"

Speaking exclusively to FootballFanCast, Dean Windass has suggested Aston Villa should swoop for Brentford striker Ivan Toney.

David Martindale makes brutally honest Livingston joke as thrilled boss refuses to sugar coat St Mirren battle

The remarkable Lions outfit will now face St Johnstone in the Betfred Cup Final after digging out a victory over Saints at Hampden.

Van der Poel, Alvarado headline Dutch team for 'cross Worlds

Dutch federation aiming for four titles at UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships with Bakker and Kamp also favourites

Conor McGregor's second round defeat to Dustin Poirier wins lucky punter £540,000

Conor McGregor's hopes of a victorious UFC return were ended in the second round as he lost to Dustin Poirier which earned one punter over half a million on a bet

'A great appointment' — How Mick McCarthy's impressive first press conference has already brought Cardiff City fans onside

Many fans in the Welsh capital appear to be coming round to the idea of the Yorkshireman taking over at Cardiff City

99% pass accuracy: Villa gem sent a huge message to Dean Smith with NUFC masterclass - opinion

Aston Villa midfielder Marvelous Nakamba sent Dean Smith a message with a superb display against Newcastle in the Premier League on Saturday night.

I've never had a problem with Paul Pogba, insists Solskjær

Ole Gunnar Solskjær has pointed to his strong relationship with Paul Pogba in the wake of the midfielder’s recent impressive form. Pogba capped an eye-catching display with a memorable late winner in Manchester United’s 2-1 victory at Fulham on Wednesday having done the same against Burnley the previous week. The Frenchman’s future at United was placed in doubt last month when Mino Raiola, his agent, claimed Pogba should leave in January. Yet...

Defensive struggles suggest Liverpool have stood still while others push on

Three minutes into the second half at Old Trafford something happened that was simultaneously startling, avoidable, unfortunate, and also crushingly inevitable. Manchester United’s second goal in this fun, highly watchable 3-2 FA Cup fourth-round win will be cast as a the fruit of a Rhys Williams mistake. Correctly so: it was a horrible mistake. Rumbling back to cut out a diagonal pass from Mason Greenwood, Liverpool’s centre‑back scuffed a...

Robertson tried to put off Greenwood by screaming at United striker

Andy Robertson was left red-faced after his failed attempt to put Mason Greenwood off by screaming in his ear as the Manchester United striker scored a first-half equaliser was spotted by fans.

Hammond could find Celtic's new McGeady with swoop for "outstanding" 6-goal gem - opinion

Siriki Dembele could very easily become Celtic's new Aiden McGeady if he moves to Parkhead.

Premier League table: Latest standings today for 2020/21 EPL season; Man United top again as Liverpool lose

Liverpool were beaten at home in the Premier League for the first time in almost four years as Burnley stunned Anfield on Thursday night. Jurgen Klopp’s decision to dropp both Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino backfired as Liverpool struggled to break down a lively Clarets side. Ashley Barnes was judged to have fouled Ashley Barnes inside the final 10 minutes, and the striker brushed himself down to score the only goal from the penalty spot....

Chelsea's Abraham hits hat-trick against Luton but Werner frustration continues

The banner draped over the top tier of the Shed End served as a reminder that it will be a long time before Chelsea’s fans give up on Frank Lampard. Although results have been poor, they remain behind one of the finest players in their club’s history. The message, delivered at a social distance, was emphatic: “In Frank We Trust. Then. Now. Forever.” Whether it is enough to alter the thinking of Chelsea’s board remains to be seen. Sentimentality...

Lampard feels Chelsea's win over Luton can help revive their season

The Blues relieved some of the pressure on their manager with a 3-1 win that booked their place in round five. Lampard also leapt to the defence of Kepa Arrizabalaga and Timo Werner.

Desmond eyes Lennon replacement, it may ensure Celtic’s “special” £19k-p/w ace stays - opinion

In a rapid turn of events, Celtic find themselves linked to a new face at the hilt of the club. Despite being in desperate need of some new playing personnel, Peter Lawwell could well be looking to replace treble-winning Neil Lennon as his first port of call. According to The Mirror, former Liverpool manager Rafael […]

Cardiff City dealt transfer blow as Rangers steal a march on Bournemouth defender Jack Simpson

Cardiff City were believed to be in the frame for a move for the Bournemouth defender but are now set to miss out

Joao Felix, Suarez fire relentless Atletico to victory over Valencia

Joao Felix, Suarez fire relentless Atletico to victory over Valencia

Forget Williams: £67.5m-rated LFC gem who won zero duels let Klopp down vs MUFC - opinion

Andrew Robertson produced a really poor display as Liverpool were knocked out of the FA Cup against Manchester United on Sunday.

Alan Shearer and Ian Wright argue over free-kick which cost Liverpool against Man United

Fabinho was adjudged to have fouled Edinson Cavani just outside the penalty area by the referee

Everton line-ups vs Sheffield Wednesday - James Rodriguez starts as Richarlison decision made

Our Everton writers debate who they'd like to see start against Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup

Bruno Fernandes: Edinson Cavani told me how to beat Alisson with a free kick - and it worked!

Manchester United match-winner Bruno Fernandes has revealed how Edinson Cavani helped him beat Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson with his free kick. An entertaining 3-2 win at Old Trafford, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first over Liverpool as United manager, was a far cry from last weekend's goalless league draw. Mohamed Salah opened the scoring for Liverpool, only for goals from Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford to turn the tie on its head. Salah...

Steven Gerrard admits concerns over Easter Road pitch as he ponders Rangers team selection for Hibs test

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has admitted the poor condition of the Easter Road playing surface could influence his team selection for Wednesday night’s Premiership fixture against Hibs.

Jose Mourinho sends stark message to Gareth Bale over lack of Tottenham playing time

The Welshman hasn't featured as often as many people expected him to after returning from Real Madrid on loan this season

£12.7m Saints gem set to give Hasenhuttl a headache; he’s been superb recently - opinion

Ibrahima Diallo has given Ralph Hasenhuttl a headache after some impressive performances of late, that could keep Oriol Romeu out of the side.

Manchester United XI vs Liverpool: Confirmed team news and lineup - Van de Beek starts; Buno Fernandes rested

Marcus Rashford returns to Manchester United’s lineup as they host Liverpool in the FA Cup today, while Donny van de Beek is a surprise starter. Seven days on from a dire 0-0 Anfield draw in the Premier League, it is United's turn to host the fierce derby with a place in the FA Cup fifth round up for grabs. Liverpool are hurting after a shock home loss to Burnley, which sees Jurgen Klopp bring in his big guns and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer switch...

Time to go: Wolves must wield the axe on £10k-p/w flop, he's ransacked Shi's pockets - opinion

Roderick Miranda is still on Wolves' books but now is the time to cut him loose and get rid for good.

Why Birmingham City Women crumbled after letting in a single goal against Manchester United

Leah Galton scored after the restart to put Manchester United in front against the Blues.

Serie A talking points

Serie A talking points

Four players and president of Brazilian club Palmas killed in plane crash

Palmas were due to play Vila Nova on Monday night but a plane crash which killed four of their players and the club president has seen the game postponed

2021 Team Preview: Ceratizit-WNT

Lizzy Banks adds dimension to Continental roster with veterans Lisa Brennauer and Kirsten Wild

Leicester's Vardy to return in 10 days after hernia operation - Rodgers

Leicester's Vardy to return in 10 days after hernia operation - Rodgers

Burnley want Nottingham Forest skipper Joe Worrall but may wait until the summer

EXCLUSIVE: Burnley's new owners have pledged to invest funds in fresh players but are considering saving their cash for a summer overhaul instead

Dominic Calvert-Lewin ends drought as Everton sink Sheffield Wednesday

Dominic Calvert-Lewin marked his return from injury with his 15th goal of the season as Everton cantered to a place in the fifth round of the FA Cup for the first time in five years with victory against Sheffield Wednesday. There are plenty of sides remaining in the last 16 who will fancy their chances of winning it: and there was certainly no evidence here to dissuade the suggestion that the Toffees are in that bracket. Credit must go to...

Jose Mourinho: Join Gareth Ainsworth’s rock band? I would destroy it!

Jose Mourinho has hailed Wycombe's rock-and-roll manager Gareth Ainsworth for his longevity in management. . . but says he won't be joining him for a song because he would “destroy” his music! Tottenham face Wycombe in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Monday night when Mourinho and Ainsworth will meet in the dugout. Ainsworth has been in charge of Wycombe for more than eight years and is the second longest-serving manager in England. He is also...

Flick 'not entirely happy' with Bayern display in 4-0 win

Bayern Munich beat Schalke 4-0 on Sunday but coach Hansi Flick felt his side "should have done better" against the Bundesliga's bottom side.

Big Sam can finally offload West Brom flop by securing "unique" gem likened to Iniesta - opinion

West Brom can finally wave goodbye to winger flop Kamil Grosicki by signing Man Utd maestro Jesse Lingard.

Echoes of Everton at West Ham as Moyes looks to repeat feat

No smart money would be wagered on them staying in the top four if they do get there, but that is an unfair conversation. The scale of the resurrection under Moyes has been immense.