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Motherwell plan Liam Polworth red card appeal for bad language as Aberdeen 'respond in right manner'

Graham Alexander says Motherwell will appeal against the red card shown to midfielder Liam Polworth in his side's 2-0 defeat by Aberdeen - if it is possible.


Are you watching, Real Madrid? Jovic scores again for in-form Eintracht Frankfurt

Eintracht Frankfurt are certainly feeling the benefit of bringing back Luka Jovic, who now has scored three times in 76 minutes.


Jesse Lingard's Man Utd future rests on Liverpool result amid transfer interest

Jesse Lingard has been tipped for a Man Utd exit this month but the midfielder's future will not be decided until after the Red Devils play Liverpool in the FA Cup


Van Aert: Everyone has difficult times

Belgian hopes Tom Dumoulin can return stronger after unpaid leave of absence


Belgium doctor risks Man City's wrath by claiming Kevin De Bruyne injury is "ideal"

The Belgian maestro faces six weeks on the sidelines in a huge blow to City's title chances, but Belgium says it is good news ahead of the Euros


Javier Berasaluce took the honorary kick-off for the Alavés-Real Madrid match

He was goalkeeper for both teams and won five European Cups as a Madrid player.


Cheltenham boss tells of ‘essential’ financial boost from FA Cup run: ‘There’s no money coming in’

Cheltenham Town boss Michael Duff has told of the “essential” financial boost his side’s FA Cup run has provided amid the coronavirus pandemic, admitting “every pound is worth a tenner in normal times”. Duff also spoke of his pride in his men after they came within nine minutes of knocking Premier League giants Manchester City out of the cup on Saturday evening, before a late turn-around sent Pep Guardiola’s side into round five. With fans shut...


St Johnstone beat Hibs to make Betfred Cup final, Rangers run riot, Aberdeen bounce back, Hearts stunned at home - Scottish football wrap

St Johnstone booked their place in the Betfred Cup final with a stunning 3-0 victory over Hibs at Hampden.


Lampard tips Tomori to flourish after he joined AC Milan on loan

Frank Lampard has tipped Fikayo Tomori to become a 'top player' after the Chelsea defender completed his loan switch to AC Milan. Tomori broke into Chelsea's first team in style last season.


Mourinho could finally axe Spurs passenger if he signs "remarkable" £30m "goal threat" - opinion

Spurs boss Jose Mourinho could finally axe Moussa Sissoko by signing RB Leipzig maestro Marcel Sabitzer this transfer window.


"Of course he would"- Exclusive: Pundit says 27 y/o beast would jump at chance to join Liverpool

In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, Dean Windass has suggested Liverpool make a move for Wolves centre-back Connor Coady.


Rangers legend Hateley praises Joe Aribo's 'happy feet' and urges position move

Mark Hateley won’t get tired of watching Joe Aribo’s slick sweep inside off the right Rangers’ wing and curling finish into the top corner against Ross County.


Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara could play for Arsenal 'standing on his head' says former boss

Glen Kamara was plucked from English football’s no man’s land by Neil McCann to ignite a football career that’s warming up for a Scottish league title and poised to star in the European Championships this summer.


Jurgen Klopp must take his own Liverpool advice to see the best of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been forced into playing some players out of position this season but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain does not have to be one of them


Toronto Blue Jays sign MLB star Springer on six-year contract

MLB World Series champion George Springer has signed a six-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays.


Crystal Palace could land Hodgson his new Van Aanholt in "terrific" £9m-rated colossus - opinion

Crystal Palace must move for Marseille left-back Jordan Amavi after he rejected a contract offer from the French Ligue 1 outfit.


Brighton ride their luck as Steven Alzate deflection knocks out Blackpool

Brighton moved into the FA Cup fifth round with a difficult win over lower-league opposition, edging past Blackpool 2-1 to end the League One club’s impressive cup run. After lovely first-half goals by Yves Bissouma and Gary Madine, only a deflected goal that last struck Steven Alzate separated the two sides. It would have been understandable if Blackpool had far less resistance to offer. Their day began with the announcement that the club had...


Steven Gerrard tactics show what Brendan Rodgers, Rafa Benitez and Gerard Houllier taught him

Gerard Houllier and Rafa Benitez oversaw 12 of Steven Gerrard's 17 seasons in the Liverpool first-team while he also took his first steps into coaching during the Jurgen Klopp era and now has Rangers flying in the Scottish Premier League


Conte sees red as Inter Milan are held to Udinese stalemate

Conte sees red as Inter Milan are held to Udinese stalemate


Pioli not ashamed after Milan are humbled by Atalanta

Milan suffered a second defeat of the season to Atalanta on Saturday but Stefano Pioli sees no reason to panic over their form.


154 passes: £4m-rated WHU man slammed for taking “too many” touches lit up FA Cup win – opinion

Mark Noble lit up the stage as West Ham United beat Doncaster Rovers to book their place in the FA Cup fifth round for a trip to either Manchester United or Liverpool.


Guardiola wants to see fewer top-flight teams after Super League news

Guardiola has also proposed that the number of teams should be cut in the EFL to prioritise 'quality over quantity' in a week which saw fresh plans revealed for a European Super League.


Bournemouth's Graeme Jones given permission to talk to Newcastle

The 50-year-old, who was born in Gateshead, has previously worked as Roberto Martinez's assistant, most recently with the Belgium national side and has been given permission to go for talks.


What Bolton Wanderers boss Ian Evatt said on Tranmere Rovers loss, referee and officiating decisions

The Wanderers boss has his say on the 2-1 loss against Rovers at Prenton Park


Dean Smith makes surprise Aston Villa selection for Newcastle United

Aston Villa vs Newcastle United - The head coach is serving a one-match touchline ban this evening after he was sent off - and fined £8,000 - against Man City in midweek


Manchester United's lack of philosophy an advantage in these chaotic times

Did Alex Ferguson have a “philosophy”? Perhaps, over the 39 years between him taking his first job at East Stirlingshire and him retiring in 2013, it is possible to pick out some essential principles, but fundamentally he changed according to circumstance. He did not formulate and then enact some grand theory of how football should be played; his greatest assets were his capacity to organise, to motivate and to evolve. Yet recently, the...


Saïd Benrahma inspires West Ham to emphatic win over Doncaster

This year just keeps getting better for West Ham. A fifth win in succession ensured they reached the fifth round of the FA Cup for the first time since 2016, and they now face a meeting with the winners of Sunday’s showdown between Manchester United and Liverpool. Given how they are playing at the moment, they should fear neither. Goals from Pablo Fornals, Andriy Yarmolenko and the debutant Oladapo Afolayan, as well as an own goal from the...


First Flow beats Politologue to claim emphatic win in Clarence House Chase

When Kim Bailey saddled Master Oats to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 1995, completing a rare double at a single Festival as he did so having taken the Champion Hurdle two days earlier, it was obvious his next success at the highest level was only a matter of time. What was unthinkable was that the time would turn out to be more than a quarter of a century. As a result, the thrill of First Flow’s exuberant defeat of Politologue, last season’s...


Arteta must ruthlessly axe £100k-p/w "problem", many Arsenal fans want him sold - opinion

Arsenal winger Nicolas Pepe produced yet another shocking display in the FA Cup against Southampton.


Rangers plan to 'wrap up' Ryan Jack as Steven Gerrard purrs over goal

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has hailed the goalscoring return of Ryan Jack to his side and outlined plans to ensure the Scotland midfielder can avoid any further injury problems this season.


Basham and Sharp on target as Sheffield United squeeze past Plymouth

Sheffield United have beaten more League One teams than Premier League sides this season and if that sorry statistic explains why their grip on their top-flight status is increasingly loose at least they have proof they can still see off those from the third-tier. Without that habit, Chris Wilder would never have gravitated to the elite and, four years on, they retain it. After chalking up 100 points in League One in 2016-17, United have now...


Swansea City midfielder George Byers secures Portsmouth loan move

The central midfielder will spend the rest of the season in League One


Bolton Wanderers player ratings vs Tranmere Rovers: Antoni Sarcevic good and Ryan Delaney poor

Here's how we rated the Wanderers players in the League Two clash at Prenton Park


Ed Woodward’s ’15 minute demand’ says a lot about how Man Utd do transfer business

A LOOK BACK: Man Utd chief Ed Woodward gave Bournemouth just 15 minutes to make a decision after tabling a transfer bid for Josh King last January before moving on to sign Odion Ighalo


Steven Gerrard savours Rangers' 'hell of a journey' as boss insists he's loving it amid rampant title charge

The Ibrox side restored their 23 point advantage over Celtic with a thumping 5-0 home victory over Ross County on Saturday.


Brentford vs Leicester: FA Cup prediction, TV channel, live stream, team news, h2h results, latest odds

Carabao Cup semi-finalists Brentford will be looking to continue their FA Cup run when they host Leicester in the fourth round on Sunday. The Bees knocked out four Premier League teams in the lesser of the two domestic cup competitions before falling to Tottenham in the semi-final and will be hoping to claim a fifth top-flight scalp of the season. These two teams met at the same stage of last season’s competition, with the Foxes running out 1-0...


Phil Foden showed his thoroughbred class at Cheltenham as Man City cleared tricky hurdle

Manchester City's stylish youngster was at the centre of the fightback as Pep Guardiola's side avoided one of the biggest FA Cup upsets of recent times


Furious Jack Ross brands Kenny MacIntyre 'disrespectful' as Hibs manager lets rip on-air after Betfred Cup heartbreak

The Easter Road boss saw his team fall to a 3-0 defeat and his emotions showed in a heated post-match radio interview.


Hearts boss Robbie Neilson slates John Beaton as he rages 'you're not allowed to speak to him'

The Jambos manager was furious with Beaton's performance and earned a second yellow card as the final whistle blew.


The stats that show Leeds have dropped off alarmingly...

Leeds have been a brilliant watch this season and Marcelo Bielsa's swashbuckling team set the world alight at times, but the flames are not burning as intensely as before.


Callum Davidson urges St Johnstone stars to grasp shot at glory as Hibs hammering rated club's 'best ever' display

The Perth boss led his side to a stunning 3-0 semi-final over Hibs to book a place in the February final.


Khabib Nurmagomedov admits lasting regret from Conor McGregor victory

Nurmagomedov choked out McGregor in the fourth round of their fight in 2018 - but admits he was too emotional in the cage


"Hagi was different gravy", "Give us the title already", "Road to 55 seems a stroll": Rangers fans react to 23-point lead over Celtic in Scottish Premiership

Steven Gerrard’s 150th match in charge of Rangers ended in a 5-0 win against Ross County and fans are counting down the days until they can celebrate a first title in 10 years.


Conor McGregor net worth: How much money does The Notorious make ahead of UFC 257 fight?

Conor McGregor is back in a rematch with Dustin Poirier to headline UFC 257 seven years on from their first meeting down at featherweight, a fight that saw The Notorious emerge with a crushing first-round knockout. McGregor may not have fought in 12 months since battering Donald Cerrone in just 40 seconds, but he’s still be in the headlines, although, as his moniker suggests, perhaps for the wrong reasons. McGregor and Dana White did not see eye...


How Lukaku has become a complete striker and wanted by Man City

Manchester United fans reading that Romelu Lukaku is a target for Pep Guardiola's City this summer will be rightly concerned. Their former striker looks a player transformed in Serie A.


How It Happened: Coleraine 2 Dungannon Swifts 0

Coleraine moved up to fifth in the Danske Bank Premiership as goals in either half from Aaron Jarvis and Eoin Bradley sealed a 2-0 win over Dungannon Swifts.


Swansea City's Steve Cooper gushes over 'excellent' Aston Villa loan man Conor Hourihane as boss gives Liam Cullen update after Nottingham Forest rout

Steve Cooper spoke about Aston Villa loanee Conor Hourihane, Liam Cullen and his Swansea City side's fine performance against Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup


QPR 0-1 Derby County: Wayne Rooney's men secure second straight win

ADAM SHERGOLD AT THE KIYAN PRINCE FOUNDATION STADIUM: Rookie manager Wayne Rooney is getting results. This hard-fought win over Queens Park Rangers was their second in five days.


Steven Gerrard shuts down Rangers title question as boss puts a big 'IF' on relentless push for glory

The Ibrox side re-established a 23 point gap over Celtic on Saturday as they demolished Ross County at Ibrox.


Liverpool XI vs Manchester United: Confirmed team news, predicted lineup and injury latest for FA Cup

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is not expected to recover in time for Sunday’s trip to face Manchester United in the FA Cup. Just a week after playing out a dull 0-0 draw in the Premier League, the champions and rivals United face off for a place in the FA Cup fifth round. Liverpool's unbeaten Anfield league run came to a shock end last time out as Burnley won on Thursday, with Jurgen Klopp dropping both Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino for...